Back Issue

Back Issue

Back Issue

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do! Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.
  1. October 19, 2020
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    Remember All That Teen Angst? (feat. Fefe Dobson and…
    Sugar We're Going Down, Gotta Get Outta This Town This week, Josh and Tracy take you back to days of dark eyeliner and teen angst to give you all things Black and Alternative. First, they unpack the meaning and…
  2. October 12, 2020
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    Remember K-Ci and Jojo's 'Ooh-Yeah?' (Feat. Cori Mur…
    Red Rover Red Rover, Bring 'Yes, Girl' Right OverThis week, Josh and Tracy host a very special crossover episode. First, they talk all things Essence. From its legacy as a record of black existence to the recen…
  3. October 05, 2020
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    Remember How Glorious Black TV Was in the '90s? (Fea…
    Bring It Back, TV Used To Be Hella BlackThis week, in the first annual Blemmy Awards, Josh and Tracy look back on the Golden Age of Black TV and honor the best of the best, from the 'Amen' theme song to all of…
  4. September 28, 2020
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    Remember When Girl Groups Were Everywhere? (Feat. C…
    Turn the Radio On, Where Have All The Girl Groups Gone?This week, Tracy and Josh talk all things girl groups. From the diva-era of Motown to the holy trinities of the early aughts, they debate the biggest and b…
  5. September 21, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 49 min
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    Remember How They Tried Mariah Carey and Glitter? (f…
    It Should Have Been Bigger, #JusticeforGlitterThis week...CATEGORY IS: opinions you're scared to tell your friends. Josh bravely confesses his love of Mariah Carey’s Glitter and tries to convert Tracy. They tra…
  6. September 14, 2020
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    Remember When Yt People Started Dipping Their Toes i…
    Face Crack! I Thought You Were Black! This week, Josh and Tracy revisit musical white folks who somehow scored an invitation to the cookout. Elvis, Bobby Caldwell, Teena Marie, Kenny Loggins, Joss Stone, Amy Wi…
  7. September 07, 2020
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    Remember Everything Beyoncé Has Given Us? (feat. Cri…
    This week, Tracy and Josh celebrate the Queen, the legend, Ms. Texas Trill Herself: Beyoncé. They're joined by Crissle, co-host of The Read, who tells the story of how ‘Yoncé changed her life, and listeners sha…
  8. August 31, 2020
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    Remember How 'In Living Color' Changed Culture Forev…
    The Show That Made You Wanna Holler; This Week, We Talk 'In Living ColorThis week, Tracy and Josh revisit the world of Fire Marshall Bill, Oswald Bates, and Benita Butrell (but you ain't heard that from us!) to…
  9. August 24, 2020
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    Remember How Messy Top Model Was? (feat. Jay Manuel)
    In Case You Forgot, We Let Tyra Get Away With A LOT.This week, Josh and Tracy revisit moments from one of the most influential supermodels of all time: Tyra Banks. She has modeled, smized, booty-tooched, acted,…
  10. June 26, 2020
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    Coming Soon: Back Issue
    Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics…

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