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Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.

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Okay, Time For A Hot Take On Thanksgiving

Nov 25 • 01:04:44

Okay Now We're Listening to 'Back Issue'

Nov 18 • 47:06

Okay, We're Choosing Violence

Nov 11 • 57:25
This week, we share the excitement of 'Get You A Me," our brand new series on Netflix's 'Still Watching Netflix' Youtube channel. Then, we get into all the baby mama drama in the air starting with the latest episode of ‘Insecure’ and ending with Summer Walker’s new album ‘Still Over It.’ There's a lot of lessons to be learned between the two and we are grateful.

We spend th...

Okay, Now We Live! (with Jazmine Sullivan)

Oct 28 • 51:45
This week, we check in to see if Sylvia has gotten the online push she needed to tune in to 'Crooklyn.' Plus, Scottie shares her latest Netflix binge, Maid, while Sylvia talks Insecure Fest and the final season of the series.

Then, we head to Soho House West Hollywood to chat with the one and only, Jazmine Sullivan. We talk about the makings of her latest project, Heaux Ta...

Okay, The B.A.P.S. Are Back In Town

Oct 14 • 52:00
In this week’s episode, Scottie catches us up on the trials and tribulations of being a new dog mom while Sylvia is still recovering from all the birthday celebrations of Libra season.

Then, we revisit the latest throwback hit added to the Netflix archive: Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid’s ’97 comedy, B.A.P.S. We revisit the amazing yet sometimes overlooked film befo...

Okay, Dear Black People

Sep 30 • 42:16
On this week’s episode, we check in with Scottie about her month-long stay in LA and what she's looking forward to for her upcoming birthday. We see you, Libras.

Then, we sit down with our good sis Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, who plays hard-working Joelle Brooks on Netflix's Dear White People. We catch up with Ashley about her Vogue-covered wedding and the importance...

Okay, This Episode Is Going Viral

Sep 16 • 01:00:15
This week, we check in from the Netflix studios in Los Angeles for our very first in-person recording and get N 2 Deep about our thoughts on Drake's Certified Lover Boy.

Then, we share our thoughts on Netflix's new series 'Clickbait' and how it mirrors today’s viral internet culture. Finally, we share our own stories about navigating the highs and lows of viral moments and...

Okay, 2001 Changed Us Forever

Sep 2 • 48:10
This week, we check-in about the sermon that is @solomonmissouri’s Twitter thread urging Dell Curry to stick to the rivers and the lakes that he's used to.

Then, we travel back to the summer of 2001: a time that shifted our childhoods forever and had us confronting grief for the very first time. We share our reactions to pop superstar Aaliyah's passing, which was followed ...

Okay, Love Is Blind And So Are We To These White Films

Aug 19 • 01:05:07
This week, we kick things off by singing the praises of the new Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect,' starring Jennifer Hudson. Then, we share some of our latest TV binges, which include the always problematic and drama filled dating reality shows. We start off with the chaos that comes with marrying someone after ten days on Netflix's 'Love Is Blind After the Altar.' Keeping...

Okay, Now We're Saying No

Aug 5 • 49:24
This week, we start off by checking in on the scandalous news surrounding Netflix's Selling Sunset. Black Selling Sunset hive, we need to form a hashtag quickly!

Then, we unpack the always relevant conversation inspired by Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles: Black women quitting and saying “no” to save their health. We share our own stories of walking away from environments, brea...

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