Okay, Now Listen

Okay, Now Listen

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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April 15, 2021 60 min
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On this episode, we check-in about the outside world slowly opening back up just in time for summer! Then, we spend the rest of the episode reflecting on how lockdown has made us think about body image. We also trace the roots of some of our insecurities and share how we’re learning to be kinder to our bodies and minds.
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On this episode, we check-in about Beyonce's record-setting night at the Grammys and Scottie's wig adventure. Then, we take a trip down memory lane and read some entries from our childhood diaries. We chat about how fearless our younger selves were and the potential rap careers we could've had. Finally, we end the show with some Netflix television recommendations that'll have you not trusting white women ever ag...
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March 4, 2021 69 min
On this episode, we check-in about the one-year anniversary of being stuck in the house. We miss outside, y'all! Then, we spend the rest of the episode talking about the albums by Black women that have shaped us. Warning: There's a lot of singing in this episode so please be prepared to sing along with us.
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On this episode, we start by checking in on how we celebrated Valentine's Day. Hint: it included watching a whole lot of romcoms. Then, we flip from the lovey dovey talk to our very first heartbreak stories. We share what went wrong, what went right, and advice for any listeners currently dealing with a broken heart. Finally, we end the episode by chatting with actor Damson Idris about his latest Netflix film, Outside The W...
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February 4, 2021 81 min
On this episode, we start by checking in on what happened in the month that we've been on our lil' hiatus. And since most of that time was spent with Jazmine Sullivan's “Heaux Tales” on repeat, we just had to get into our favorite tracks! Then, we chat with our favorite Gen Z superstar, Zendaya, about her upcoming Netflix film, “Malcolm & Marie”. She talks about how the film came to be, her evolution from teen star...
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January 28, 2021 2 min
WE BACK, BABY! Get ready for an all-new season of Okay, Now Listen featuring Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell! Come for their hottest takes, stay for the conversations with your favorite celebrities. And, of course, we'll have more White people names that Scottie will completely mess up. The new season premieres Thursday, February 4th. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!
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December 24, 2020 74 min
On this episode, we start by reveling in the fact that there's only one week left in the year (but we still have our guard up). Then, we give out superlatives to some of our favorite television shows and VERZUZ moments. And we had to run through some of our favorite moments of Black joy that happened throughout 2020. Finally, we end the last episode of the year by talking about what we hope to bring into 2021.
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December 10, 2020 50 min
On this episode, we start by showing our appreciation to listeners who included Okay, Now Listen on their year-end top podcast lists (thank you!!). Then, we pull back the curtain and share some segments that we recorded during the development of this podcast over a year ago! You’ll hear our take on The Newlywed Game and a segment that all “Love and Basketball” fans will appreciate called The People vs. Quincy McCall. In this we...
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November 26, 2020 71 min
On this episode, we start by getting Scottie's highly-anticipated review of the movie “Home Alone” and Sylvia talks about devouring Season 4 of Netflix's “The Crown.” Then, we host a Friendsgiving with Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins and Darian Harvin and talk about everything from crazy Thanksgiving family moments to the hottest takes on side dishes. In this week’s Putting You On, we share some tips for surviving Thanksgi...
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November 12, 2020 50 min
On this episode, we start by checking in on what was possibly the longest week of all of our lives. Then, we chat about a few of our favorite white TV shows that we might actually want to take with us to the other side. And the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Sylvia quizzes Scottie in a game of "Does Scottie Know This White Person?" In this week’s Putting You On, we share the only recommendation that matters right now ...
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October 29, 2020 62 min
This week, Scottie and Sylvia start the show with a cuffing season check-in. Then, they process their feelings on a year without homecoming and reminisce on their HBCU experiences! Come for the do's and don'ts for future homecoming's, stay for Scottie and Sylvia's recommendations on where to get the best food and HBCU merch (shout out to Hall Pass: https://hallpass.shop/)
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On this episode, we start with Scottie discussing her arrival into the 30s club and what she has to look forward to. Then, we chat about the upcoming cuffing season and the play by play points on how to build your quarantine-friendly roster. Finally, we share some home decor and wellness recommendations that'll have your space and face looking right.
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On this episode, we check in with ourselves and fellow Black women about the weight of the world in light of the verdict of Breonna Taylor. Then, we define what coping looks like for us right now and some ways Black women can come together to collectively cope. We also chat about the healthy ways we can use social media to heal. Finally, we share some of our coping practices that we hope can help ease your heart, mind and spirit...
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On this episode, we start by giving praise to the glory that was Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle's Verzuz battle. Then, we chat about Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane; two shows that made us feel represented on screen and gave us friendships to aspire to. Finally, we give flowers to the creator behind those two shows, Mara Brock Akil, and talk about her everlasting impact in television and what her future plans at Netflix incl...
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September 3, 2020 46 min

On this episode, we start off by checking in about Sylvia’s apartment-hunting adventures and Scottie’s itch to redecorate.

Then, we chat about a few Netflix shows that we can't stop watching including two of our favorites, Moesha and The Game. Josh Gwynn and Tracy Clayton, hosts of the brand new pop culture podcast, Back Issue, join the conversation to share their thoughts on revisiting those shows all these years later.

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On this episode, we start off by chatting about Cardi B's newest single with Meg Thee Stallion, “WAP,” and what new sex goals the lyrics have given us.

Then, we speak to sex educator Tyomi Morgan about how to achieve WAP IRL and the sex tricks that are quarantine-friendly.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with recommendations for Black women musicians that you can listen to and lingerie that'll have you thinking about becoming...

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August 6, 2020 53 min

On this episode, we check-in about big life changes — Sylvia’s cross country move and Scottie’s first baecation!

Then, we get really real and open up about failures. We share how hardships in our lives and careers have led to our successes and how important it is to honor the hard times too.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with recommendations that give you the confidence to keep moving forward and a playlist that'll have you rea...

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On this episode, we check-in about what phase we're really in when it comes to this quarantine. Then, we get our entire lives while in conversation with the one and only, Nia Long. She talks with us about her new Netflix film, Fatal Affair, her legacy, and how all black girls are extensions of one another. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some recommendations that'll have you set on your next television and album bi...
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July 9, 2020 62 min
On this episode, we begin with a major life update and an ode to our love for New York City. Then, we spend some time examining the ups and downs of the single life. How did we get here? Why are we still here? Can we make it look as good as Traces Ellis Ross does? We need answers. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some recommendations that'll have you feeling like you want to (or your money back guarantee).
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