Red Table Talk

Red Table Talk

Join Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris as they open their home for a series of groundbreaking and healing conversations. Red Table Talk, a Facebook Watch Original, brings together three generations of women to tackle the most provocative topics of today, from race and sexuality to infidelity and addiction. No topic is off limits. Take a seat at the table by listening to the Red Table Talk podcast.A production of Facebook Watch and Westbrook Audio

Episodes

December 5, 2022 43 min

Dating is one thing, but reentering the dating landscape after 10 years of marriage–and aging–is another battle itself. Tracy and Cara welcome Charneeta Best to share her story of falling in and out and back into love and to discuss the “Wait, What?!” moments of Paulina Porizkova’s Red Table Talk appearance. Listen and learn Charneeta’s relationship non negotiables as a 40+ woman and the new “sexy” dinner conversations she’s ha...

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In an RTT exclusive, Grammy-winning R&B star Ashanti, her younger sister Kenashia “Shia” Douglas and their mom Tina open up about the horrific domestic abuse Shia endured for years. In their first interview together, this tight-knit family shares what they call the “darkest time of their lives.” Shia is bravely revealing what led to chilling photos of bruises, black eyes and broken teeth. Ashanti speaks out about feeling helple...

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Fat Joe BROUGHT IT to Red Table Talk, so Tracy and Cara are bringing fellow Fat Joe fan and rap artist Radio Blitz to Let’s Red Table That to dissect everything Fat Joe did–and didn’t–say at the red table. Should Fat Joe use the N-word in his music? Does Tracy want to be called an “itch” with a “b?” They get into it all on this episode of Let’s Red Table That.

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Life lessons you won’t want to miss from the one and only, Grammy-nominated artist, author and entrepreneur Fat Joe. For the first time, Joe opens up about what happened the night he moved out at age 14, the betrayal he says turned his heart “black”, the high price of living a life of crime and the deal he made with his wife of 27 years. He weighs in on the rappers who have been senselessly gunned down and reveals the recent advice...

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For decades, iconic supermodel Paulina Porizkova had a picture-perfect life: world-class beauty, the largest modeling contract in history, a rockstar husband, and two beautiful sons. For the first time, Paulina is opening up about her separation from The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, his untimely death, and the betrayal, heartbreak, abandonment, and grief she faced behind the scenes. Now, at age 57, Paulina is bravely exploring the ...

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Am I in a trauma bond? Are we ALL in trauma bonds? Hosts Tracy T. Rowe and Cara Pressley find the answers to these burning questions on this episode of Let’s Red Table That. Psychologist, author, and trauma bond survivor herself Ingrid Clayton, PhD shares how her step father’s grooming led to her developing trauma bonds with romantic partners, even after years of studying for her degree. Discover for yourself if you are in trauma b...

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Tracy and Cara take on this recap of Jemele Hill and her mother Denise Dennard’s first ever interview together on their own because they have their own experiences to share. Tracy and Cara tell their painful stories of code switching and navigating racism at work and how they’ve responded when people label them as “angry Black women.” PLUS, don’t miss the top five most shocking stories from Jemele Hill’s book Uphill that Red Table ...

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November 7, 2022 46 min

Hosts Tracy T. Rowe and Cara Pressley break down toxic forgiveness with the Red Table Talk community. Anthony Thompson shares about his emotionally and physically abusive relationships with his parents and how he was able to forgive his mom and why his dad has not earned his forgiveness. Licensed marriage and family therapist Kati Morton joins the virtual red table to break down why forgiveness may or may not be the healthiest choi...

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In this RTT exclusive, sports journalist Jemele Hill and her mother Denise sit down for their first interview together and reveal the pain passed down in their family after Denise was abused, raped and relied on drugs to cope with severe PTSD. In a raw emotional conversation, Jada and Gammy open up about their own traumas and how the adversity Jada and Jemele experienced throughout their childhoods shaped the incredible women they’...

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October 31, 2022 51 min

Tracy T. Rowe and Cara Pressley are bringing themselves to the table to unravel their thoughts and emotions surrounding the bombshell Red Table Talk episode that uncovered the remaining details of the Breonna Taylor tragedy. Let’s Red Table That hosts are also welcoming spoken word artists Arielle Estoria and Roscoe Burnems to perform poetry they’ve created in response to unjust Black deaths. Come, heal, and receive hope in this ep...

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October 27, 2022 35 min

Sheree Zampino, Will's former wife, joins the table for a revealing and raw conversation about her relationship with Jada. Country music star Jana Kramer reveals how continually forgiving her ex-husband’s multiple infidelities made her lose herself. Sought after therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab explains why we feel pressured to forgive when we’re not ready and unveils her “unforgiveness revolution."

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Have you ever fallen in love, only to discover you’re out $30,000 and a three-year relationship? Tracy and Cara welcome Dr. Zakia Robbins-McNeal to the virtual red table, where she tells-all about the romance scam she endured for the very first time. Plus, Sam Cooper, private investigator and founder of Rogue Daters, joins the table to help us understand how scams like this can happen and–most importantly–how to avoid them.

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Tracy and Cara talk to Dr. Jenny about how the immigrant experience interacts with the Asian American experience, and how to handle multiculturalism in North America.

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Cara Pressley

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@the1cheering4U Cara’s Twitter

@FeelinSuccessful Cara’s TikTok

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Tracy T. Rowe

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In this RTT special, the only witness to Breonna Taylor’s death at the hands of police reveals what really happened that tragic night. Her boyfriend Kenny Walker takes us through a minute-by-minute account using body camera footage obtained from police. Breonna’s mother and sister join for their exclusive, first interview together since four officers were federally charged in her death, sharing shocking details about their devastat...

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Dr. Jenny gives advice on how to get over your perfectionism and/or imposter syndrome, as well as sheds some insight on why these feelings may arise.

Learn more about Dr. Jenny: jennywangphd.com 

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Cara Pressley

@thecareercheerleader Cara’s Instagram

@TheCareerCheerleader Cara’s Facebook

@the1cheering4U Cara’s Twitter

@FeelinSuccessful Cara’s TikTok

Cara’s Website

Tracy T. Rowe

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October 17, 2022 46 min

Constance Wu revealed her life-threatening mental health struggles at the red table, so Tracy and Cara invited Asian-American activist Alice Tsui and Asian-American author and licensed psychologist Dr. Jenny Wang to share their perspectives on the state of mental health in the Asian-American community. Alice’s mental health journey began just a couple years ago and has resulted in her unlearning emotional suppression, while Dr. Jen...

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“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu vanished from the spotlight three years ago. Now, she’s at the Red Table for an emotional conversation about the unrelenting backlash from ‘careless tweets’ that nearly cost her her career… and her life. Constance reveals harrowing stories from being sexual harassed by her boss, a yearslong estrangement from her mother, and the devastating pain of being ostracized by her own community.

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Postpartum struggles are too often kept secret, and mothers are left to suffer in silence. Hayden Panettiere revealed the truth behind her motherhood journey at the red table, and so is the RTT community. Jade Kearney, CEO and co-founder of She Matters, a digital health platform for Black mothers, joins the virtual red table to share her struggles with postpartum OCD. She shares for the first time some of the frightening intrusive ...

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“Heroes” actress Hayden Panettiere bravely opens up about years of alcohol abuse, crippling postpartum depression, and, for the first time, reveals her truth about giving up custody of her only child. Special guest host and first-time mom-to-be Kelly Osbourne joins the Table with a life-changing update about her addiction recovery and pregnancy journey.

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Gaslighting: the term everyone is talking about. But what does it really mean? Tracy and Cara welcome Carrie Wynn to the virtual red table to hear her story of love turned abuse. Carrie reveals how her ex went from sweeping her off her feet to gaslighting her, and how her childhood in an evangelical cult primed her for his abuse. Learn how to spot and stop gaslighting in this episode of Let’s Red Table That. 

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