Still Processing

By The New York Times

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Society & Culture

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 2299
Reviews: 6

Manny
 Sep 16, 2019
Forever grateful for the wisdom you share!


 Jul 12, 2019


 Mar 17, 2019


 Feb 18, 2019


 Nov 7, 2018

Description

Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.


Episode Date
So Y’all Finally Get It
00:25:58

Excerpts from our June 12 live event, where we caught up about the uprisings and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is the first of three special summer episodes.

Discussed this week:

Jul 09, 2020
New Loop, America
00:39:08

In our final episode from our living rooms, we visit the dystopia of “Westworld” and the utopia of “Hollywood” to see if we can glean anything about what might be in store on the other side of this pandemic — and about who we want to be.


Discussed this week:


May 14, 2020
Does This Phone Make Me Look Human?
00:40:19

Covid-19 isn't "the great equalizer" – except when it comes to making us need our devices more than ever. Screens have revealed superstars as civilians, and turned sitcom grouches into teddy bears. Basically: We’re ready to be more open with one another. 


Discussed this week:


May 07, 2020
Fiona Ex Machina
00:35:14

"Fetch the Bolt Cutters" is Fiona Apple's master class in channeling frustration and anger into what can only be called wisdom. Also, we hear from listeners all over the planet, sharing how they are taking care of the people in their lives.


Discussed this week:

May 01, 2020
Halle Berry? Hallelujah.
01:44:37

We’re trying something new this week. We want you to watch a movie with us, and not just any movie, but the 2004 superhero bomb “Catwoman,” starring two of our favorites: Halle Berry and Sharon Stone. We’ve got fun facts, some questions and a little bit of, um, cattiness.

Discussed this week:


Apr 23, 2020
How to Learn From a Plague
00:33:15

Activists stood up against the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, but the tools they used to make themselves heard are unavailable during our coronavirus pandemic. Still, many of that era’s strategies and warning signs seem alarmingly relevant now.


Discussed this week:

Apr 16, 2020
Frosted Flakes
00:39:21

Lions, and tigers and barely suppressed glee at criminal weirdos, oh my!

What has big personalities, big issues and big cats? Netflix’s hit streaming show “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” We explore what the show says about America’s unique relationship to freedom.


Discussed this week:

Apr 09, 2020
Delicious Vinyl
00:40:27

Not all reboots deserve to exist. Lots of them aren’t even things we want.

But the new "High Fidelity" on Hulu is the reboot we didn’t know we needed.


Discussed this week:

Apr 02, 2020
A Pod From Both Our Houses
00:30:47

From our living rooms to yours, “Still Processing” is back.

During this unprecedented time in our lives, we talk routines, dreams and what’s on our screens — or at least what will be on our screens. Because screens are all we have left.


Discussed this week:

Darn That Dream” (Dinah Washington, 1954)

The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC)

Working out with Mr. and Mrs. Muscle

Ra Ma Da Sa” (Amanbir Singh, 2017)

The Wiz (directed by Sidney Lumet, 1978)

High Fidelity (Hulu, 2020)

Mar 26, 2020
Got That WFH Setup Set Up
00:02:02

New episodes coming March 26! You’ve got a lot of time on your hands, and so do we. Let's spend it together <3.

Mar 21, 2020
Wake
00:45:20

We examine how HBO’s series “Watchmen” and Bong Joon Ho’s film “Parasite” bring to light the hidden histories that shape our modern lives.

Discussed this week:


We're going on hiatus, but we'll be back in your ears in early 2020!

Nov 07, 2019
Straws
00:38:10

California’s new legislation allowing college athletes to make money off endorsements. One step forward. The backlash against victims who came forward in the wake of #MeToo. Two steps back. Does big, sustainable change have to feel like grasping at straws?

Discussed this week: 

Oct 31, 2019
Psychobros
00:42:44

We revisit "Fight Club" on the 20th anniversary of its release, and consider how the trope of the "psychobro" is showing up onscreen — in the new blockbuster “Joker” and HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Succession” — and off.

Discussed this week: 

Oct 24, 2019
J.Lo
00:43:58

Jennifer Lopez is having a triumphant 2019. From her Motown tribute at the Grammys to the success of “Hustlers” to the announcement that she’ll be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, she seems to be enjoying the fruits of her labor from about three decades in show business. So we want to know: is Jennifer Lopez finally getting her due?

Discussed this week:


Oct 17, 2019
Back Next Week!
00:00:56

We'll be back with a new episode next Thursday, October 17th.

Oct 10, 2019
Chappelle
00:40:40

Comedy is changing. Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix comedy special, "Sticks & Stones," makes us wonder if he can keep up.

Discussed this week:

Oct 03, 2019
BoomBoom
00:36:45

We’re in love with MTV’s dating-reality TV show “Are You the One?”

Discussed this week:

Sep 26, 2019
Yeehaw
00:39:33

How "Old Town Road" gave us hope without making us cringe, and became our song of the year.

Discussed this week: 

Sep 19, 2019
2020
00:31:31

Remember that beer test? It’s not enough. That’s why this election season, we bring you: Still Processing’s Rubric for Leadership and Democratic Excellence.

Discussed this week:

Sep 12, 2019
Catnip
00:01:15

Still Processing will be back in your ears on Thursday, September 12th.

Sep 04, 2019
Us
00:30:58
Mar 28, 2019
Whoopi
00:39:32
Mar 21, 2019
Circular(s)
00:30:54
Mar 14, 2019
M.J.
00:39:57
Mar 07, 2019
Liars
00:42:04
Feb 28, 2019
Fantasies
00:37:44
Feb 21, 2019
Becoming
00:44:17
Feb 14, 2019
Joy
00:37:14
Feb 07, 2019
Reality
00:27:22
Jan 31, 2019
Relations
00:32:50
Jan 24, 2019
Kaepernick
00:36:11
Jan 17, 2019
Apology
00:37:56
Jan 10, 2019
Questions
00:01:10
Dec 20, 2018
We R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin
00:52:14
Aug 30, 2018
We Spy Two BlacKkKlansmen — and One is Omarosa
00:46:03
Aug 23, 2018
We Got Goop'd
00:37:32
Aug 16, 2018
We Give You Our Summer Faves
00:37:07
Aug 09, 2018
We Blaxplain Blaxplaining
00:50:59
Aug 02, 2018
We Heard Lauryn Hill, But Did We Listen?
00:50:14
Jul 26, 2018
We Can't Burn It All Down (Even Though Sometimes We Want To)
00:45:58
Jul 19, 2018
We Choose Our Own Families
00:56:54
Jul 12, 2018
Asian-Americans Talk About Racism, and We Listen - Part 2
00:34:03
Jul 05, 2018
Asian-Americans Talk About Racism, and We Listen - Part 1
00:36:05
Jun 28, 2018
We Louvre The Carters
00:57:03
Jun 21, 2018
We Need Bad Women
00:45:42
Jun 14, 2018
We Wouldn't Leave Kanye, But Should We?
00:51:39
Jun 07, 2018
We're Here For Your Anger, Jessica Walter
00:57:57
May 31, 2018
We’re Queer - and Apparently So Is Everybody Else
00:46:05
May 24, 2018
We Unpack Black Male Privilege
00:48:48
May 17, 2018
We Watch Whiteness
01:01:51
Apr 26, 2018
We Talk BeyChella
01:00:39
Apr 19, 2018
We Get It On (With Ourselves)
00:57:14
Apr 12, 2018
We Celebrate the REAL MLK Day
00:45:38
Apr 05, 2018
We’re Maxed Out, You’re Maxed Out, Everybody Is Maxed Out
00:56:51
Mar 29, 2018
We Love Aunties
00:46:43
Mar 22, 2018
We Don’t Love Everything Made By Black People and That’s OK?
01:01:55
Mar 15, 2018
We Paint the Town Obama
00:37:50
Mar 08, 2018
We Want To Know What Love Is
00:48:10
Mar 01, 2018
We Take the 15:17 All the Way to Pyeongchang
00:40:44
Feb 22, 2018
We Sink Our Claws Into "Black Panther" with Ta-Nehisi Coates
00:56:57
Feb 16, 2018
We'll See You Tomorrow
00:01:02
Feb 15, 2018
We Don't Know Where We Are
00:38:10
Feb 08, 2018
We're Still Here For Janet
00:58:05
Feb 01, 2018
We Have a Right To Be Mad
00:47:53
Jan 25, 2018
We Have a Theory About Oprah
00:46:49
Jan 18, 2018
We Back! (On Thursday)
00:01:48
Jan 16, 2018
We Are Tired of Sexual Harassment (and Sequels) | Season Finale
00:40:35
Oct 12, 2017
We Get Biracial
00:52:38
Oct 05, 2017
We Take a Knee
00:34:13
Sep 28, 2017
We Assess the Outrage over "Bodega" and Mother!
00:42:00
Sep 21, 2017
We Bow Down to Rihanna and Venus
00:40:39
Sep 14, 2017
We Debate NPR’s Greatest Albums by Women
00:40:18
Sep 07, 2017
We Have a Chappelle Show
00:56:31
Aug 31, 2017
We Care For Ourselves and Others in Trump’s America
00:48:05
Aug 24, 2017
We Grieve Charlottesville
00:29:10
Aug 15, 2017
We Discuss: Who Owns Stories About Blackness?
00:47:55
Aug 03, 2017
We’re Freaking Out About O.J. and Girls Trip
00:39:19
Jul 27, 2017
We Pick Science Fiction for Mitch McConnell
00:36:11
Jul 20, 2017
We Get Bodied Talking Jay-Z and Beyoncé
00:52:25
Jul 13, 2017
We Seek “Authentic” BBQ
00:42:46
Jul 06, 2017
We Revive Tupac and Side-Eye Sofia Coppola
00:40:59
Jun 29, 2017
We Celebrate Gay Pride — The Highs and Lows
00:47:33
Jun 22, 2017
We Said, He Said, She Said
00:36:22
Jun 15, 2017
We Watch 'Wonder Woman' and Do a Taxonomy of the Summer Jam
00:44:26
Jun 08, 2017
We Love the Beach, We Hate the Beach
00:34:21
Jun 01, 2017
We're Going Black(er) AKA Dear Woke People
00:52:29
May 25, 2017
We Watch Trump TV with Emily Nussbaum
00:38:34
May 18, 2017
We Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
00:51:48
May 11, 2017
We Feud About “Feud”
00:42:14
May 04, 2017
We Relive the Oscars with Barry Jenkins
00:47:10
Apr 27, 2017
We Listen to Kendrick Lamar & Talk to Valerie Jarrett
00:40:05
Apr 20, 2017
We Go To S-Town
00:40:55
Apr 13, 2017
Season Finale with Jordan Peele | Episode 26
00:42:49
Mar 02, 2017
Oscars Preview with A.O. Scott | Episode 25
00:56:29
Feb 23, 2017
Beyoncé to Baldwin and Back Again | Episode 24
00:34:16
Feb 16, 2017
The Women of “Girls” | Episode 23
00:41:37
Feb 09, 2017
‘You Only Leave Home When Home Won’t Let You Stay’ | Episode 22
00:59:56
Feb 02, 2017
Wesley and Jenna’s Existential Fears | Episode 21
00:45:05
Jan 26, 2017
Show Me the (Read) Receipts! | Episode 20
00:46:50
Jan 19, 2017
Batman vs. Joker | Episode 19
00:44:52
Jan 12, 2017
‘The Perfect Movie for Our Time’ | Episode 18
00:46:17
Jan 05, 2017
The Kanye-thon | Episode 17
00:42:43
Dec 29, 2016
The Lives They Lived | Episode 16
00:59:28
Dec 22, 2016
Best of 2016 with Bill Simmons, Heben Nigatu, Tracy Clayton and Ezra Edelman | Episode 15
01:06:19
Dec 15, 2016
Beyoncé vs. Adele? No Contest | Episode 14
00:40:29
Dec 08, 2016
Obama’s Last Cultural Statement | Episode 13
00:32:40
Dec 01, 2016
The Brilliance of Kerry James Marshall | Episode 12
00:30:13
Nov 24, 2016
How to Survive Thanksgiving | Episode 11
00:30:23
Nov 17, 2016
The Reckoning | Episode 10
00:48:11
Nov 10, 2016
Dancing in the Moonlight | Episode 9
00:46:06
Nov 03, 2016
Nudity Clause | Episode 8
00:45:31
Oct 27, 2016
Peak Black TV | Episode 7
00:41:16
Oct 20, 2016
America, What You Doin’ Gurl? | Episode 6
00:43:37
Oct 13, 2016
A Journey to the 'Blacksonian' | Episode 5
00:54:44
Oct 06, 2016
Maintaining Higher Ground | Episode 4
00:31:58
Sep 29, 2016
RuPaul: 'Identity Is a Hoax, People!' | Episode 3
00:35:13
Sep 22, 2016
‘You Can’t Code Your Way Out of Racism’ | Episode 2
00:33:00
Sep 15, 2016
First Date | Episode 1
00:32:44
Sep 08, 2016
Introducing Still Processing
00:01:56
Sep 06, 2016