Another Round

Another Round
Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

113: Our 2017 Kwanzaa Spectacular!
Dec 27, 2017 • 61 min
Join us for our second annual Kwanzaa Spectacular, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY! First, NPR Code Switch host Gene Demby brings us some forgotten Kwanzaa principles. Then MacArthur Genius and New York Times investigative reporter Nikole…
112: Dearest Y’all, We Have Some News
Dec 20, 2017 • 57 min
We get our tarot cards read and make an announcement about our future. Keep following us on all of the things so we can keep you up to date on what’s to come <3Follow Haylin Belay at @haylinnnnnn and subscribe to her newsletter, My Feminism Involves…
111: Cream of the Crop (with Dodai Stewart)
Dec 13, 2017 • 47 min
This week, writer and editor Dodai Stewart chats with us about everything from Korean dramas to dating in New York to iPhone games to drug stores in different countries, and more. Come for insightful commentary on the state of digital media, stay for the…
75: Citizen’s Arrest (Encore)
Dec 6, 2017 • 75 min
With the holiday season comes more awkward conversations with family, so we’re bringing you an encore episode of our first ever call-in show where you, dear listeners, share with us how you’re talking gender, race, politics, and more with your parents,…
38: Let Black Girls Be Funny (with Janelle James) - Encore
Nov 29, 2017 • 85 min
Janelle James stops by the stude to chat with us about her new comedy album, Black and Mild, and we plan Girls Trip 2. Then we bring you an encore episode featuring an interview with Janelle, the debut of a segment called White Devil’s Advocate, and…
110: Wheatgrass in Your Ass (with Jenifer Lewis)
Nov 22, 2017 • 58 min
This week, we bring to you our conversation with living legend, Jenifer Lewis. You know her from your favorite sitcoms like Fresh Prince, Girlfriends, and most recently, Black-ish, as well as iconic films like What’s Love Got to Do With It? (playing…
109: #MeToo (with Stacy-Marie Ishmael)
Nov 15, 2017 • 68 min
This week, professional rabble-rouser Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back in the stude with Stacy’s Career Corner. She responds to a range of listener questions, from what to do when you’re labelled a “feminazi” at work, to how to handle white male bosses with…
108: Toronto Live! (with Scaachi Koul and Maria Qamar)
Nov 8, 2017 • 61 min
This week, we bring you our first ever live show from Toronto! BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul reads from her memoir, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, then tells us about her trip to the Juggalo March, her DMs from The Rock, and her…
Introducing: Thirst Aid Kit
Nov 2, 2017 • 40 min
We’re thrilled to introduce a new podcast hosted by friends-of-the-show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins. In this inaugural episode, they examine the charms of Southern men. With a little help from Nichole’s friend Cynthia Harris, they jumpstart the…
107: Lusting Out Loud (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)
Nov 1, 2017 • 53 min
This week, writers and friends of the show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins tell us about their brand new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit. They talk Comic-Con, Jeff Goldblum, and why thirst - for women of color in particular - is both fun and important. Follow…
25: Stop Telling Women to Smile (with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh) - Encore
Oct 25, 2017 • 56 min
This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring the return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be), a Southern phrase quiz, and an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art project. Follow…
24: Ida Bae Wells (with Nikole Hannah-Jones) - Encore
Oct 18, 2017 • 75 min
This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring Tracy’s Animal Corner, Six Degrees of Housing Segregation with Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch podcast, and an interview with investigative reporter extraordinaire and MacArthur Genius Award winner…
106: The Sauce Awards (with Amber Rose, Quinta Brunson, and Victor Pope Jr., LIVE in LA)
Oct 11, 2017 • 69 min
When we found out Los Angeles wasn’t hosting any awards shows when we’d be in town (rude), we decided to throw our own - enter, “The Sauce Awards,” where we celebrate renaissance woman Quinta Brunson, internet hero Victor Pope Jr., and the one and only…
105: Go Outside (with Rahawa Haile, Brother Nature, and Velva Clayton)
Oct 4, 2017 • 67 min
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, we celebrate nature and the rejuvenating qualities of going outside. Writer Rahawa Haile talks to us about hiking the Appalachian Trail (yup, the whole damn thing) and Kelvin Peña aka Brother Nature himself…
104: Keep Them Socks On, Playa (with Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings)
Sep 27, 2017 • 41 min
This week, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of the Gimlet podcast, The Nod, join us for a spirited PewPewPew session. Brittany comes clean about her longtime use of transitions lenses, Eric explains whether or not casseroles are “good for the blacks,” and…
103: Reclaim Your Bootyhole (Live from London)
Sep 20, 2017 • 55 min
On this week’s episode, we bring you our first international live show ever! We went to London for the Shout Out Live Podcast Festival where we sang the praises of British television (namely Tracy’s newfound favorite show, “Embarrassing Bodies”). Then we…
6: Lit Like Bic (with Desus Nice) - Encore
Sep 13, 2017 • 39 min
This week we bring you an encore of perhaps our tipsiest episode yet featuring the one and only Desus Nice. We share some questions we have for white people, then chat with Desus about people misunderstanding his Twitter jokes, the wedding episode of A…
102: Our Bonus Celebration!
Sep 6, 2017 • 33 min
This week we bring you some bonus material celebrating over 100 episodes of Another Round! First, our fabulous Production Fellows aka Fellies, Agerenesh Ashagre and Alex Laughlin, surprise us with some listener stories. Then we share with you a special…
Our 101nst Episode Celebration!
Aug 30, 2017 • 66 min
This week we celebrate our 101nst episode! That’s right, the 101nst. Having made over 100 episodes, we wanted to take some time to reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, and how our airhorn noises have improved (tremendously). Join us as we…
100: Kunta in the House (with LeVar Burton)
Aug 23, 2017 • 67 min
This week, we’re bringing you our wide-ranging conversation with the one and only LeVar Burton. He tells us the life lesson he learned from Dr. Maya Angelou while working on Roots, what he wishes he could say to Star Trek writers about his character…
99: Bounce Music As Praxis (with April Ryan, feat. HaSizzle)
Aug 16, 2017 • 72 min
This week, we take some time to process what happened in Charlottesville, and talk about how to persevere in the age of emboldened white supremacy. Then we chat with April Ryan, the National Association of Black Journalists’ “Journalist of the Year,” on…
98: The Anne Hathaway of Politics (with Cory Booker)
Aug 9, 2017 • 68 min
This week we bring you our conversation with Senator Cory Booker, taped live at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Booker chats with us about reformative justice (and whether he’s a prison abolitionist), fundraising with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump for…
39: The Betrayer of the Patriarchy (with Anil Dash) - Encore
Aug 2, 2017 • 70 min
This week we’re bringing you an encore episode featuring friend of the show and OG tech guy, Anil Dash! First we have a little What Had Happened Was featuring young Heben (and the headaches she gave her parents), followed by a long conversation with Anil…
19: Was That a Microaggression or Just Tuesday? (with Audie Cornish) - Encore
Jul 26, 2017 • 56 min
Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR’s All Things Considered.Follow Audie Cornish at @nprAudieFollow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to the Another…
97: Ding Dong Ding-a-ling (with Matt Bellassai)
Jul 19, 2017 • 47 min
This week we chat with writer and all-American internet guy Matt Bellassai about his new podcast, Unhappy Hour, where he demonstrates how complaining can truly be an art form. In addition to discussing a variety of bodily functions, Matt reveals his go-to…
96: Trap Improv (with Sasheer Zamata)
Jul 12, 2017 • 60 min
This week, we chat with actor/comedian Sasheer Zamata about trap improv, the wig room at Saturday Night Live, and her new stand-up special on Seeso called “Pizza Mind.” And we answer the question you’ve been dying to know: what’s the whitest opening song…
95: No Stone Left Unturnt (with Jonny Sun)
Jul 5, 2017 • 67 min
This week, we talk with writer/illustrator/Twitter hero Jonny Sun about his new book, Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Twitter personas and bot theft, and why his dad loved the Danish Eurodance group, Aqua. And, back by popular demand, we have…
94: Another Round LIVE in Chicago!
Jun 28, 2017 • 68 min
This week, as a part of WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series, we bring to you our live show from Thalia Hall in Chicago! Dr. Eve Ewing, sociologist extraordinaire, schools us on why poetry is not a luxury (shout out to Audre Lorde!), and plays a lil game we…
Nah, Ceebs (with Tkay Maidza)
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
This week we bring you an interview with Zimbabwean-Australian rapper Tkay Maidza, who we sat down with at SXSW earlier this year. We talk with her about what she listened to growing up (from Rod Stewart to Rihanna), all the natural hair on The Simpsons,…
13: Another Round Live! (with Roxane Gay) - Encore
Jun 14, 2017 • 79 min
This week we catch up with inimitable writer Roxane Gay about her new book Hunger, paid and unpaid emotional labor, and “The Bachelorette.” Then we bring you the encore episode of our very first live show, where we were blessed to have Roxane on as a…
93: Find Your Cackle (with Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose)
Jun 7, 2017 • 45 min
This week, we invite writers Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose to join us for a playful and pensive round of PewPewPew with Friends! We talk about Doreen’s New York Magazine cover story on Kara Walker (read it if you haven’t already!), and Durga’s new…
92: Sliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich (with Marcus Samuelsson)
May 31, 2017 • 65 min
This week we chat with Marcus Samuelsson - Top Chef, Red Rooster restauranteur, and maker of the world’s finest mac & cheese (we’ve tried it…it’s reallll good). He dishes about Ikea meatballs, the flavors of Harlem, and answers Heben’s hard-hitting…
91: Mary-Fake and Ashy (with The Lucas Bros)
May 24, 2017 • 66 min
This week we chat with the inimitable comedy duo, The Lucas Bros, about their favorite presidents, two-for-one therapy sessions, and how improv is white people spoken word. Then R&B sensation The Buttertones make their media debut and we celebrate our…
90: Bigots Have No Sense of Graphic Design (with Negin Farsad)
May 17, 2017 • 66 min
This week we bring to you the magic of our live show at NYC’s PodFest! We talk to writer and thirst correspondent Bim Adewunmi, denounce some things with comedian Negin Farsad, and even play a game with our pod brother, Ahmed Ali Akbar of the See…
12: Casual Negro Spirituals (with Jean Grae)
May 10, 2017 • 43 min
This week, we’re bringing you a vintage episode with our very talented in-house musician, Jean Grae. She chats with us about being a woman of many hats and why she can’t get behind the term “femcee.” Then we try some dating apps - not at all because our…
Over That Rainbow (with Morris Day)
May 3, 2017 • 28 min
This week, writer and resident Prince expert Nichole Perkins joins us to chat with the one and only actor and musician, Morris Day. He played Prince’s arch-nemesis in the iconic film “Purple Rain,” and he’s helping us remember Prince in light of the one…
89: Sister Girl Bonds (with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw)
Apr 26, 2017 • 68 min
This week we chat with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw about her term “intersectionality,” the #SayHerName campaign, and her favorite Prince song. And Animal Corner is back! Tracy counters Heben’s bat skepticism with a fervent defense of bats aka little puppies…
88: I Got Indian In My Family
Apr 19, 2017 • 45 min
This week, we’re trying something a little different: we team up with our friends at WNYC’s Only Human podcast to find Tracy’s roots. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother’s words, “black, white and…
87: The Original Bad and Boujee (with Karyn Parsons)
Apr 12, 2017 • 70 min
Fresh Prince alum Karyn Parsons stops by the stude to chat with us about Sweet Blackberry, her non-profit that makes educational materials for kids featuring lesser known stories of black excellence. Plus, What Had Happened Was is back, with Tracy’s Lyft…
86: The Spicy Double Down (with Lizzo)
Apr 5, 2017 • 65 min
This week, we take you back to our live show at SXSW! First, Heben debuts her conspiracy theory that Donald Trump’s entire presidential career is inspired by KFC. Then, back by popular demand, is the return of Tracy’s Joke Time. Finally, the radiant and…
22: A Dude Named Hot Sauce (with Yassir Lester) (Encore)
Mar 29, 2017 • 68 min
Heben catches up with writer/comedian Yassir Lester about his new TV show “Making History,” then revisits a conversation she and Tracy had with him about light-skinned dudes, writing for “Girls,” and the best teen ever: Malia Obama. Plus, Nicki Minaj’s…
Shot #9: Members Only
Mar 22, 2017 • 28 min
Sometimes you just gotta get together and laugh with your friends, which is why this week’s shot features two of our faves: Nichole Perkins, BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellow and Aaron Edwards, who does product and editorial at The Outline. This week…
85: The Same Stuff as Stars (with Amanda Nguyen)
Mar 15, 2017 • 53 min
We never thought we’d do a single episode on both outer space and sexual assault, but that’s because we hadn’t met activist and aspiring astronaut Amanda Nguyen yet. She founded the organization Rise, to advocate for the rights of survivors of rape. Did…
84: shETHER (with Remy Ma)
Mar 8, 2017 • 100 min
This week, an exclusive, extra-long conversation with the one and only Remy Ma! She came by the women’s club The Wing and opened up about her pregnancy struggles, the music business, the prison system and of course the thing everybody wants to know about:…
83: Incognegro (with Jordan Peele)
Mar 1, 2017 • 56 min
This week, we chat with Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/comedian Jordan Peele about his directorial debut, “Get Out.” Spoiler alert! There are spoilers! But we try to give you a heads up before, and also, if you haven’t seen the movie already, what…
82: Another Round’s Blacker History Month LIVE
Feb 22, 2017 • 73 min
Welcome to the audience of your favorite black as hell live show, where the #blackgirlmagic is audible and the joy spreads fast. Friend of the show Matt Bellassai stops by to highlight the white history heroes you may not have heard of, like Trevor…
81: Y’all’s Parents Was Nasty (with Kelly Rowland)
Feb 15, 2017 • 62 min
We’re talking music this week and we’ve got the one and only Kelly Rowland blessing the stude to talk about parenthood, nice pajamas and the “hell no’s” she heard on her path to fame. (If you’re wondering if Kelly glows so bright you can hardly look at…
43: A Gumbo of Afrofuturism (Vann R. Newkirk II) (Encore)
Feb 8, 2017 • 74 min
It’s an encore, which is French* for “you better listen again, honey because it’s delicious.” We celebrate Blacker History Month with our caucacity correspondent Matt Bellassai, we talk all things Kanye with Jezebel’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and…
80: A Beautiful Way To Resist
Feb 1, 2017 • 62 min
Trump’s Executive Order had so many in the streets this past weekend. With so much on our minds and hearts, we invite friends Ahmed Ali Akbar (host of our sibling podcast See Something Say Something) and Bim Adewunmi, reporter extraordinaire, to chat with…
79: Pour One Out for Elmo (with Joy Reid)
Jan 25, 2017 • 67 min
Inauguration. The Women’s March. The first few days of Trump’s presidency. It’s…a lot. Join us as we reflect wistfully on Obama’s presidency, then chat with Joy Reid — host of the MSNBC political talk show “AM Joy” and co-editor of the new book We Are the…
78: They Didn’t Expect Me (with Kim Drew)
Jan 18, 2017 • 59 min
Kim Drew and Tunde Olaniran pop by to bless the newly-inaugurated stude! *champagne popping emoji* Tracy and Tunde bring back What Had Happened Was and Tracy tells the tale of narrowly escaping (maybe) being serial killed (or sex orgied.) Tunde, who you…
36: U Mad? (with Margaret Cho) (Encore)
Jan 11, 2017 • 54 min
We revisit our episode from early 2016 featuring clapbacks, “rememberlutions,” and the great Margaret Cho.Follow Margaret Cho at @margaretcho.Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter!Make your own rememberlution jar!Learn more about your ad choices.…
77: 2017 Can’t Tell Us Shit
Jan 4, 2017 • 45 min
Happy New Year! Join us for a very special (read: hungover) episode where the brilliant Stacy-Marie Ishmael, friend of the show and John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, reads us (nicely), then gives us advice. If you want Stacy-Marie to fix your…
76: Vinegar & Honey (with Susan Rice)
Dec 28, 2016 • 64 min
Join us for quick trip to DC where we talk to Ambassador Susan Rice—national security advisor to the Obama administration— about Trump & her successor Michael Flynn, Russia & fake news, and Syria & US intervention. She gives us the deets about her…
75: Citizen’s Arrest
Dec 21, 2016 • 66 min
Yooo it’s our first ever call-in show! We’re so hype to be calling some of you, our listeners, on the phone to discuss how you’re dealing with family members who don’t get you. Guess what: it’s really hard! And messy! We also get our homie Gene Demby of…
74: Have You Looked At You Today?
Dec 14, 2016 • 64 min
Join us for the mane event—an episode dedicated to all things HAIR. We talk about going natural with the godmother of brown beauty bloggers, Afrobella, and later catch up with Yene Damtew, stylist to the Obama women, about Michelle’s inauguration bangs…
You Poppin’! (A Teaser + An Announcement)
Dec 13, 2016 • 1 min
A little announcement: Another Round is moving to Wednesdays! Stay tuned for our all-new hair-themed episode coming tomorrow (12/14)! Have you looked at you today? Club going up…on a Wednesday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
73: New Studio, Who Dis (with Janet Mock)
Dec 5, 2016 • 68 min
Heben and Tracy are back together in the stude!! And Janet Mock blesses us with her presence to talk about her glow, Beyoncé, and her new HBO film The Trans List. Follow Janet at @janetmock. We still want to hear how your family conversations about the…
Another Round All Stars: Lit is Lit
Nov 29, 2016 • 62 min
This week, you’ll hear from past guests - prolific writers & avid readers - answering questions ranging from, “When was the first time you saw yourself represented in literature?” to “Why are so many books about white boys and their dogs?” You’ll hear…
72: Water Protectors and Fear Allerton
Nov 22, 2016 • 65 min
Heben talks with Dr. Adrienne Keene about Standing Rock and the #NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) movement in North Dakota. We hear stories from people on the ground about preparing for winter, police violence, and healing. Plus: Heben’s names quiz is back…
71: Burn
Nov 15, 2016 • 71 min
Heben and Bim are processing the election. Come process it with us. And we promise: there is so much laughter in this episode. Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew, and read her essay on fanfiction at…
28: Madam Secretary, What’s Good? (with Hillary Clinton) (Encore)
Nov 1, 2016 • 46 min
One year ago, Hillary Clinton sat down with us in Davenport, Iowa, and we interviewed her about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, The Good Wife (RIP!), squirrels, and so much more. In advance of the 2016 presidential election, we’re…
Introducing: See Something Say Something
Oct 28, 2016 • 58 min
Surprise bonus thing in your feed this week!! We are THRILLED to introduce you to the newest BuzzFeed podcast, See Something Say Something, hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar. It’s a show where people talk about what it feels like to be Muslim in America right…
Another Round All Stars: Immigrant Stories
Oct 25, 2016 • 69 min
This week, our favorite moments from past interviews come together around a theme: immigrant narratives. You’ll hear from Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Anil Dash, Jenny Zhang, Padma Lakshmi, Hannah Giorgis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Uzo Aduba. (This is an excellent…
What Your Fave Is Reading RN
Oct 18, 2016 • 23 min
It’s fall, and what better time to avoid election coverage than cozying up in some cute sweatpants and gettin’ down with a good book? We talk to a few of our favorite people to find out what they’re reading, so grab your hot toddy and get ready, because…
70: Keeping People Safe (with Dr. Carl Hart)
Oct 11, 2016 • 44 min
Tracy deconstructs myths about drugs and drug use with Dr. Carl Hart, a professor, scientist, and researcher at Columbia University. Plus, we want to keep you in the loop about Heben, so please know we are still working out the details of her return.…
3: Oh, The Racism! (with Issa Rae) (Encore)
Oct 4, 2016 • 50 min
We revisit episode #3 with the glorious Issa Rae in honor of her new show Insecure, which premiers Oct. 9th on HBO. Plus, we hope that listening back to our conversation about racist frats is a reminder that if you’re a person of color on a predominantly…
69: The Life-Changing Magic of Listening to Rachel (with Rachel Wilkerson Miller)
Sep 27, 2016 • 53 min
The world’s been so stressful lately…does it give anyone else the urge to clean? Rachel Wilkerson Miller aka the Black Martha Stewart is here to fix your life and teach you how to aspire to organization as self-care. Her simple tips include things like…
Baby, I Know I’m Funny
Sep 20, 2016 • 12 min
In this shot, the hilarious Nicole Byer describes what it feels like to psyche herself up before a stand-up comedy set. Plus, Tracy poses a call-in question: What are you trying to unlearn? Record a voice memo with your answer and email it to…
68: Two Dollars and a Paperclip (with Ava DuVernay)
Sep 13, 2016 • 53 min
Tracy sits down with the only (?) film/tv director to have a Barbie doll made in her image—Ava DuVernay, who talks about her new show Queen Sugar, living her dream, and learning how to say “no.” Plus, BuzzFeed beauty editor Essence Gant takes up the guest…
67: What A Treat (with Nicole Byer)
Sep 6, 2016 • 53 min
Tracy and guest host Bim Adewunmi hang out with comedian Nicole Byer, who has a new MTV show called ‘Loosely, Exactly Nicole’ (which she originally wanted to name something else… ), a deep knowledge of The Baby-Sitters Club, and the ability to make…
66: Chardon(n)egro (with Brittany Luse)
Aug 30, 2016 • 54 min
Podcast queen Brittany Luse (host of Sampler and For Colored Nerds) joins Tracy and guest host Hannah Giorgis to talk about nerddom, the Midwest, Howard, memes, hair, and more. Plus: some thoughts on the Olympics and the return of Tracy’s Joke Time!…
65: Is Your Shiny Suit Alright? (with Aisha Harris)
Aug 9, 2016 • 67 min
Slate’s Aisha Harris joins Tracy and guest co-host Bim Adewunmi to talk about the Black Film Canon and revel in some favorite black movie moments. Follow Aisha at @craftingmystyle and subscribe to Slate’s Represent wherever you find your podcasts. Follow…
64: Live In Philly (with Joaquin Castro)
Aug 2, 2016 • 53 min
Live from the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, it’s BuzzFeed Audio’s Historical Event! Tracy is joined by BuzzFeed podcast hosts Evan McMorris-Santoro (No One Knows Anything), Katie Notopoulos and Ryan…
63: Heben’s Husband (with Jaime Camil)
Jul 26, 2016 • 63 min
Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) aka Heben’s husband talks about his childhood, his days as a pop star, and performing in Broadway’s Chicago. Plus, producer Antonia Cereijido gives us a history lesson on Latin pop artists, while digging into what “crossover”…
BONUS: If Martin Were Set In 2016
Jul 22, 2016 • 8 min
Tracy and Sylvia imagine what Martin would be like if it were set in the present day. Plus! Get tickets to our Philly live show, Historical Event, at and see Tracy, other BuzzFeed podcast hosts, and musical guestJean Grae on…
62: Put Your Mask On First (with Tichina Arnold)
Jul 19, 2016 • 61 min
Tracy and guest host Sylvia Obell count down their favorite Martin episodes, then talk to Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) about black motherhood, cops, self-care, and the Martin reunion that almost happened. Follow Tichina at…
7: Living In America (2016 Update)
Jul 12, 2016 • 39 min
It’s been a hard week. We’re still on vacation, but wanted to drop in to remind you to be kind to yourself in times of grief and anger. So, we’re revisiting our episode about the importance self-care in the wake of police violence. There’s fun stuff in…
61: The Greatest (with Claressa Shields)
Jun 28, 2016 • 59 min
Boxer Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal at age 17. Now, 21, she’s off to Rio to win another. She walks us through her mindset before and during a match, then talks about her confidence, her grandmother, and her hometown of Flint, MI. Plus, Tracy…
60: Down With Sporks (LIVE - with Tunde Olaniran)
Jun 21, 2016 • 61 min
We’re bringing you a fully live episode! From WNYC’s The Greene Space, Stacy’s Career Corner tackles questions about being an introvert at work. Then: turn up with the Flint-based musician Tunde Olaniran, recorded at the University of Michigan. Follow…
59: May She Forever Reign
Jun 14, 2016 • 48 min
Sylvia Obell wrote an incredible story for BuzzFeed called ‘How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game.’ She joins us to talk about these Shakespearean turns in the Kardashian Petty Olympics, and why we need black women to write about pop…
58: The Job of Pettiness (with Ashley Ford)
Jun 7, 2016 • 62 min
Our friend Ashley Ford stops by to talk about money, being petty, and Kenny Loggins. Plus: Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back with Career Corner, and we debut a new segment called You’re Cut Off. Follow Stacy-Marie at @s_m_i. Follow Ashley at @ismashfizzle.Learn…
57: She’s So Glossy (with Jenny Zhang)
May 31, 2016 • 66 min
Jenny Zhang shares a (gloriously NSFW) poem, then talks about higher education, being brown in white spaces, and lip gloss. Plus: our first official installment of Games With Friends with Bim Adewunmi. Follow Jenny at @jennybagel. Follow Bim at…
56: Another Girlfriend (with Call Your Girlfriend)
May 24, 2016 • 53 min
It’s our crossover episode with Call Your Girlfriend! We welcome besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman into the stude to discuss long-distance relationships, periods, weed, and money, and to play a few rounds of Fuck, Marry, Maim. Rove be rovin’.…
55: #1000BlackGirlBooks (with Marley Dias)
May 17, 2016 • 61 min
Water and juice flow in the stude today for our totally G-rated, kid-friendly episode. Our guest is 11-year-old Marley Dias, who got sick of reading books about “white boys and dogs,” so she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. Our pal Ashley Ford…
54: Tin Foil & Rabbit Ears (with Padma Lakshmi)
May 10, 2016 • 58 min
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) shares her experiences with endometriosis, pain, marriage, food, pregnancy, and more, as covered in her memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate. Plus, being a human with a body in public can be exhausting: listeners share their stories…
53: I Am… Lola LaFway (with Nichole Perkins)
May 3, 2016 • 62 min
Lemonade. Prince. Your sex questions. And some news from Another Round HQ. It’s been quite the couple weeks, and this episode has it all. Follow our dear friend Nichole Perkins and read her writing at @tnwhiskeywoman.Learn more about your ad choices.…
52: Government Sanctioned Turn Up (with Daveed Diggs)
Apr 26, 2016 • 57 min
We chop it up with Daveed Diggs, the Oakland actor and rapper who currently stars as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in Hamilton. Plus, Stacy’s Career Corner will help you get through making a mistake at work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
51: Keep Yo’ Heart (with Queen Latifah)
Apr 19, 2016 • 46 min
This week: a special guest Animal Corner with Dr. Laurel Braitman about parrots and the law. And the one and only Queen Latifah (!) graces us with her presence to talk about Living Single, racism in Hollywood, and her campaign with the American Heart…
50: A Cat Named Toussaint (with Wendell Pierce)
Apr 12, 2016 • 60 min
We look at two 90s news events that have been re-entering pop culture. First, we compare black vs. white comedians’ takes on the OJ trial. Then, Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) talks about his role as Clarence Thomas in the new HBO film…
49: Our First Year
Apr 5, 2016 • 68 min
It’s Another Round’s birthday! We reflect on what we’ve learned in the past year, peek behind the scenes with our producers, hear from some past guests, and interview a very, very special person.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
48: Revolutions Are Hard, Eyeliner Is Hard (with Maryam Al-Khawaja)
Mar 29, 2016 • 58 min
The return of Tracy’s Joke Time, and an interview with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
47: Don’t @ Me (with Bim Adewunmi)
Mar 22, 2016 • 55 min
Tracy reads some of her more ridiculous tweets, and we introduce our new Thirst Correspondent Bim Adewunmi for a game of F / Marry / Maim. Another Round is coming to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for a live show on April 14th!!! RSVP here:…
46: Challenging & Unpredictable (with Melissa Harris-Perry)
Mar 15, 2016 • 71 min
Melissa Harris-Perry says she’s “ready to talk.” The Wake Forest University professor and the former host of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC opens up about her very public, often contentious split from the cable news station.Learn more about your ad…
45: Practical Tactical Brilliance (with Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Mar 8, 2016 • 59 min
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Hamilton and In The Heights, visits us at BuzzFeed. We learn a lot about his life, geek out about Outkast, and sing. Plus: Jeb! An Uncomfortable Musical.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
44: Mommy’s Side Piece (with Eugene Mirman & John Roberts)
Mar 1, 2016 • 67 min
Gene and Linda from Bob’s Burgers (aka Eugene Mirman and John Roberts, respectively) grace the stude. Plus: a short recap of the Oscars, Stacy’s Career Corner tackles internships, and Tracy’s plant is trying to kill her.Learn more about your ad choices.…
43: A Gumbo of Afrofuturism (with Vann R. Newkirk II)
Feb 23, 2016 • 70 min
Blacker History Month wraps up with more little known heroes, we talk all things Kanye with Jezebel’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and interview Vann R. Newkirk II (The Atlantic, Seven Scribes) about Afrofuturism and #DuragHistoryWeek.Learn more about your…
42: Fried Chicken Is A Battleground (with Wyatt Cenac)
Feb 16, 2016 • 79 min
We get healthy living tips from Wendy and Jess of ‘Food Heaven Made Easy,’ then chop it up with Wyatt Cenac on safe spaces, #OscarsSoWhite, and his role on that Kanye West HBO show that hasn’t come out…yet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Bonus: Heben & Tracy on Longform
Feb 12, 2016 • 77 min
This week, we were guests on the Longform Podcast with our pal Max Linsky. He asked us all about Another Round, but also asked us a lot of personal questions about ourselves. It was kind of uncomfortable! But like, in the best way. You can hear more…
41: To Be Young, Gifted and Black (with Hannibal Buress)
Feb 9, 2016 • 66 min
This week, we present a mind-boggling ‘Is This Real Life?’ Tracy’s Animal Corner contemplates whales. Comedian Hannibal Buress is game for some Black History-themed Drunken Debates, and lets us take a few swipes on the dating app on his phone.Learn more…
40: Blacker History Month (with Marlon Wayans)
Feb 2, 2016 • 56 min
We present some Little Known Black History Facts, clap back on behalf of Zora Neale Hurston, and invite Matt Bellassai on to honor some heroes of White History. Plus: Marlon Wayans stops by for a Pew Pew Pew that Tracy’s mom should probably skip.Learn…
39: The Betrayer of the Patriarchy (with Anil Dash)
Jan 26, 2016 • 72 min
A little commentary on White Privilege II, a little What Had Happened Was, then a long conversation with Anil Dash about mangoes, representation on screen and in tech, and teaching his son about feminism (with a little tangent about Bee Movie).Learn more…
38: Let Black Girls Be Funny (with Janelle James)
Jan 19, 2016 • 66 min
We premiere a new segment called White Devil’s Advocate, Tracy finds an unexpected Google result during Stacy’s Career Corner, and we chat with comic Janelle James. “Hit Me On The Buzz” courtesy of Soul Creator:…
37: The Room Where It Happens (with Valerie Jarrett)
Jan 10, 2016 • 57 min
We go to the White House and talk to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, about everything from gun control to Hamilton to Kendrick Lamar.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
36: U Mad? (with Margaret Cho)
Jan 5, 2016 • 54 min
We kick off 2016 with clapbacks, “rememberlutions,” and the great Margaret Cho.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Shot #7: Blackation
Dec 29, 2015 • 28 min
We have lots of advice to give on this edition of On The House.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
35: Heben & Tracy’s Kwanzaa Spectacular
Dec 22, 2015 • 71 min
Grab a slice of Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa cake and celebrate with Drunken Debates, Tracy’s Joke Time, Stacy’s Career Corner, Jean Grae, Gene Demby, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Jazmine Hughes, Ashly Perez, a ~surprise celebrity guest~ and more. This episode has been…
Shot #6: Yung Hieronymus
Dec 15, 2015 • 18 min
A quiz about Flemish proverbs, based on a painting by the Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel. (No really.)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
34: The Most Introverted Sasha Fierce (with Aparna Nancherla)
Dec 8, 2015 • 62 min
In honor of BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week, we talk through a beginner’s guide to starting therapy, and interview comedian Aparna Nancherla about how she makes depression funny. Find all of BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week content at…
33: Pick A Slay (with Uzo Aduba)
Dec 1, 2015 • 54 min
Heben quizzes Tracy on collective nouns, Stacy’s Career Corner returns, and we talk to Uzo Aduba of Orange Is The New Black and NBC’s The Wiz Live, about how she’s “making up for lost smiles” and is obsessed with the Real Housewives.Learn more about your…
Shot #5: Space Turkey
Nov 24, 2015 • 14 min
Tracy shares her essay “On Thanksgiving, Caring For Those Who Cared For Us.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
32: The Yum Center (with Melissa Harris-Perry)
Nov 17, 2015 • 64 min
Heben saw something she needs you to know about. Then “America’s foremost public intellectual” Melissa Harris-Perry joins us for a wide-ranging chat about hair, surrogacy, Rachel Dolezal, chickens, and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
31: You Gon’ Get This Blackness (with Shani O. Hilton)
Nov 10, 2015 • 52 min
BuzzFeed News’ Shani Hilton talks black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Tracy tells a joke. Check out BuzzFeed’s Black College Issue at more about your ad choices. Visit
Shot #4: You Are Beautiful
Nov 3, 2015 • 15 min
On this edition of “On The House,” we answer an email from a listener who is feeling insecure about her beauty and her blackness. Please take our listener survey! We want to know your thoughts about the show: more about…
30: Frimfram Fittlesworth (with Lena Dunham)
Oct 27, 2015 • 61 min
A British round of Heben’s White Guy Name Quiz, and Lena Dunham is game for a segment called “White Women Gotta Do Better.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29: What’s On Your Reparations Tab? (with Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Oct 20, 2015 • 53 min
Tracy tells the story of a bad flight. We add some things to the reparations tab. And we talk to Ta-Nehisi Coates, the recently anointed genius and author of “Between The World and Me.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28: Madam Secretary, What’s Good? (with Hillary Clinton)
Oct 11, 2015 • 43 min
We interview Hillary Clinton about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, The Good Wife, squirrels, and so much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27: No New Friends, My Squirrel Dude (with Alexis Wilkinson)
Oct 6, 2015 • 61 min
Is This Real Life? Great Wall Edition, Tracy’s Joke Time, and an interview with Alexis Wilkinson, who was the first black female president of the Harvard Lampoon and now writes for Veep.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26: Stay In Your Lane (with Dr. Adrienne Keene)
Sep 29, 2015 • 62 min
The debut of ‘Is This Real Life?’, the return of ‘What Had Happened Was,’ and an interview with the writer and scholar behind Native Appropriations, Dr. Adrienne Keene.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25: Stop Telling Women To Smile (with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh)
Sep 22, 2015 • 55 min
The return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be). Tracy quizzes Heben on southern phrases. And an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art project.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
24: Ida Bae Wells (with Nikole Hannah-Jones)
Sep 15, 2015 • 73 min
Investigative reporter and all-around boss Nikole Hannah-Jones talks affirmative action, school segregation, and Spades. Gene Demby plays new game called ‘Six Degrees of Housing Segregation.’ And on Tracy’s Animal Corner: in defense of the pigeon. Clips…
Shot #3: Anxiety
Sep 8, 2015 • 14 min
We’re on vacation this week, so here’s another edition of On The House, our advice segment. We answer a listener question about living with anxiety.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23: The Audacity of Despair (with David Simon)
Sep 1, 2015 • 74 min
This week, your babies give advice on how to be a good older sibling, we hash out the awesome and the awful of the VMAs, and we go long with the creator of The Wire and Show Me A Hero, David Simon.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
22: A Dude Named Hot Sauce (with Yassir Lester)
Aug 25, 2015 • 63 min
An interview with comedian and ‘Girls’ writer Yassir Lester. Inspirational words from Nicki Minaj. Plus, BuzzFeed’s criminal justice reporter Albert Samaha spends some time in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.Learn more about your ad choices.…
21: The Reverse Jackie Robinson (with Chris Hayes)
Aug 18, 2015 • 58 min
It’s a momentous day: we break the color barrier by welcoming our first white guest into the stude, and it’s none other than MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. And get your life together with Stacy’s Career Corner.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
20: Peak Blackness (with Rembert Browne)
Aug 11, 2015 • 62 min
We tell tales of waxing gone wrong, and Grantland’s Rembert Browne joins us for some drunken debates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19: Was That a Microaggression or Just Tuesday? (with Audie Cornish)
Aug 4, 2015 • 58 min
Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Plus: more inspirational words from Kanye West.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18: Unstoppable (with Lianne La Havas)
Jul 28, 2015 • 54 min
Lianne La Havas visits the studio, Tracy’s Animal Corner considers the chicken, and we interview white men on the street.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Shot #2: Feminist vs Meninist
Jul 20, 2015 • 25 min
A short advice segment and thoughts on Sandra Bland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Shot #1: The N-Word
Jul 14, 2015 • 14 min
We’re taking a short break this week but left you with a little reflection on the N-Word.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
BONUS EPISODE: Delirious Dispatches From Essence Fest 2015
Jul 10, 2015 • 32 min
Our observations from this year’s Essence Festival in New OrleansLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
17: Caribbean Vibez (with Stacy-Marie Ishmael)
Jul 7, 2015 • 54 min
An interview with BuzzFeed’s News App Editor Stacy-Marie Ishmael, listeners call in their microaggressions, and Heben and Tracy get to know each other better.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16: Another Read (with Crissle West)
Jun 30, 2015 • 57 min
We talk to Crissle West of The Read, and debut a new segment called Tracy’s Animal Corner!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15: Crush That Rage Into a Diamond (with Jay Smooth)
Jun 23, 2015 • 49 min
An interview with Jay Smooth, Tracy looks for a date, and advice for white allies.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14: Multitudity (with Tiq Milan)
Jun 16, 2015 • 55 min
A chat about Rachel Dolezal, a joke, inspirational words from Kanye West, and an interview with Tiq Milan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13: Another Round LIVE! (with Roxane Gay)
Jun 9, 2015 • 63 min
Our first live show! Featuring a quiz, a joke, and an interview with Roxane Gay.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12: Casual Negro Spirituals (with Jean Grae)
Jun 2, 2015 • 35 min
Today we talk about dating apps and interview Jean Grae.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11: Bob Loblaw (with Chirlane McCray)
May 26, 2015 • 48 min
A special mental health episode with NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, plus a Jason Bateman quiz.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10: You Tickled Whitney Houston?! (with Brandy)
May 19, 2015 • 44 min
We talk to Brandy about her role in Chicago, and Tracy reimagines 90s sitcoms as musicals.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
9: You’re Gonna Be a Boss One Day (with Kaya Thomas)
May 12, 2015 • 45 min
The emotional labor no one lists as job requirements, and a chat with coding wunderkind Kaya Thomas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
8: Shmoney For The Ancestors (with Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah)
May 5, 2015 • 44 min
We discuss the many ways men gotta do better, the art of the clapback, and an interview with Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
7: Living in America
Apr 28, 2015 • 37 min
This week we talk self-care in the wake of police violence, dealing with hair microaggressions and more of Tracy’s corny jokes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
6: Lit Like Bic (with Desus Nice)
Apr 21, 2015 • 39 min
This week we talk to Desus Nice, and we have some questions for white people.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
5: Young East African Girl (with Hannah Giorgis)
Apr 10, 2015 • 41 min
On this week’s episode: East African feminism, the joy of frolicking through Tumblr, and another sloppy round of drunken debates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
4: A Podcast of One’s Own (with Gene Demby)
Apr 7, 2015 • 37 min
Tracy talks about attending a Klan rally and we chat with Gene Demby, lead blogger at NPR’s Code Switch team, about the whiteness of the “public radio voice.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
3: Oh, the Racism! (with Issa Rae)
Mar 31, 2015 • 47 min
On this week’s episode we talk about racist frats, spoken word, and chat with Issa Rae about Awkward Black Girl and her new HBO show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
2: You Know White People (with Jazmine Hughes)
Mar 26, 2015 • 42 min
Today we discuss origin stories, white people telling white people jokes, and then play a few rounds of drunken debates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1: Unlearning (with Durga Chew-Bose)
Mar 24, 2015 • 44 min
In our debut episode we interview writer Durga Chew-Bose, discuss house parties gone wrong, and describe white people culinarily.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 16, 2015 • 2 min
A sneak peek into what’s coming your way from the BuzzFeed team behind Another Round.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit