Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast

Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast

Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

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June 23, 2021 53 min

The ladies flip the script and ask THE Jemele Hill more than a few uncomfortable questions in this very special episode of J.ill!


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Loving, messy, joyful — our relationships with our fathers can be complicated. We take some of their advice, and we leave some of it behind. But chile do they teach us some things.

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June 9, 2021 59 min

SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT! Emcee Phonte is in the building, joining the ladies for real talk on parenting and playing the hands we're dealt.


Twitter & Instagram: @phontigallo

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June 2, 2021 55 min

God knows, real-life trauma is enough. Has Hollywood veered into trauma porn territory with all the Black historical horrors and thrillers? How much is too much? The ladies get into it.


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Antebellum

Get Out

Them

12 Years a Slave

Django Unchained

Us

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Misha Green

Barry Jenkins

Katori Hall

Black Lightning

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

A Black Lady Sketch Show

In Our Mothers’ Gard...

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May 26, 2021 58 min

Well chile ... you know a person's public persona may be at odds with who they are behind closed doors. In this episode, the ladies knock down some high and mighty pedestals and discuss what we do when we KNOW the real deal.


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The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture

The Second Wave of "Cancel Culture"

Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment


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Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw.


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More on Dr. Kameelah Rashad

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May 12, 2021 55 min

S*** ain't always sweet in the music industry. Fortunately, we can count on Laiya, Aja, and Jill to give budding artists game. So you and/or your kids wanna be in the business? Pause and listen to this episode.


Resources:

"The Music Business Toolbox: Actionable Business Guidance for Musicians from Recording to Royalties," by Bryan Calhoun with Kristin Thomson

"Everything You’d Better Know About the Record Industry for ...

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May 5, 2021 86 min

According to Aja's mother, there's petting, and then there's heavy petting. Don't know the difference? Find out in this episode, where the ladies share what their mamas taught them about sex and relationships. Shanicia Boswell, an author and the creator of Black Moms Blog, continues the conversation in a "What's On Your Heart?" about motherhood, womanhood, and making space to accept love.


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"O...

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April 28, 2021 65 min

Sometimes, boxes are comfortable and safe. But other times, boxes are suffocating. And being confined to stereotypes and assumptions is for the birds. We all contain multitudes. Today on the show, the ladies do some unboxing.


Resources:

Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask"

Paul Laurence Dunbar bio

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April 21, 2021 76 min

Not everything passed down through generations should stay in the family. You can name curses, and you can break them. This week on the show, the ladies talk about knowing and growing from the problems that plague us. 

 

Resource: Bogleheads' Guides

 

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April 14, 2021 79 min

Medicine is a practice. But be careful practicing on Black women, because "fire burn." This week on J.ill, a sensitive conversation about what Black women face when dealing with many medical professionals. In "What's on Your Heart?" actor, comedian, and author Michelle Buteau joins the ladies for a candid conversation about her experience in coloring outside the medical lines.


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Black Mamas Matter Allianc...

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April 7, 2021 55 min

Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but a lot of times, it's purely transactional. On J.ill this week, one of your sista friends is completely intrigued. Light on the judgment – chile, who has the time? – but heavy on the yummy curiosity.


Resources:

Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior

Urban Justice Center's Sex Worker Project

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March 31, 2021 1 min

Jill, Laiya, and Aja have talked about a lot on the show so far – from cultural appropriation, to the relationships between Black women and Black men, to loneliness. There's a lot to unpack, and we know we can't fit it all in the show. But we know that y'all have a lot to add to these discussions, so we want to hear what you have to say. Ever listened to an episode and ended up in a debate with your friends, had a chang...

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March 24, 2021 84 min

"Black does not crack, but it sure does crease."

Laiya, Aja, and Jill reminisce about the shows they grew up on and the wellness practices their parents and grandparents followed. They also reveal some of more embarrassing signs of aging, the lifestyle choices they've made to stay healthy as they get older, and the things they've learned from the millennials. On What’s On Your Heart, media coach, activist, and music ...

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March 17, 2021 62 min

The past year of isolation and social distancing has changed the way we relate to solitude. The absence of touch, separation from loved ones, and lack of fellowship and intimacy have presented many challenges. We can be lonely when we're alone, but we can also be lonely when we're surrounded by people or in intimate relationships. On the other hand, we can crave more alone time. Aja, Jill, and Laiya consider the role that l...

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March 10, 2021 72 min

The media often portrays the relationships between Black women as adversarial and difficult. If you believe the stereotypes and the propaganda, you might think that Black women don't like each other and don't get along. Of course, that's fallacy and harmful generalization – some Black women are incompatible, just like some people of any other race or gender may be incompatible.


If you actually know Black women, you know ...

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March 3, 2021 78 min

The relationships children have with their mothers are so diverse and dynamic. But many of us expect our mothers to be our provider, our teacher, our savior, and our source of comfort. When we are naive, growing children, it's hard to recognize our mothers as whole human beings who have lives beyond those roles. But as we get older and gain more distance and perspective, we realize that our mothers were trying to navigate this ...

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February 24, 2021 64 min

What's wrong with 'em? It's a simple question that's hard to answer. Jill, Laiya, and Aja try to get to the bottom of some of the questionable things people do, like being unable to have conversations with nuance or wear a mask properly. On the subject of white people with locs: Jill presents pros, and Aja comes back with some strong cons. Of course, these are all observations, not judgments. The question is also: W...

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February 17, 2021 45 min

That Louisiana drawl. The way "you straight?" can mean a dozen different things depending on the tone and situation. The Black mama classic: adding the word "the" in front of everything. And even the Head Nod. Black language is full of beauty and music. Laiya, Aja, and Jill celebrate Black speech and all its nuance, variation, and ingenuity. 


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Twitter thread about Black units of measurement

Facebook post by A...

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"Compassion, empathy, respect, trust." That's a word from Aja on the qualities that are important in relationships with Black men, whether they are platonic or romantic ones. But we all know that building solid, healthy relationships takes time and looks different for everybody. There's a delicate balance between Black women loving and caring for themselves, and loving and caring for Black men. Jill, Laiya, and Aja ...

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