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. New episodes on Tuesdays.

Episodes

May 17, 2022 27 min
This week, we have a special episode, indeed. We sit down with the multitalented, Golda Rosheuvel, aka Queen Charlotte on Netflix's Bridgerton. We chat with Her Highness about the second season of the hit show, as well as the freedom of love. We even get The Queen to agree to an innocent game of 'Queen Approved.'
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This week, we start off by checking in about Netflix's The Ultimatum.  That reunion was as messy as we thought it'd be. Then, we spend some time talking about what it takes to live a life of ease and softness as Black women.

Finally, we bring on the multitalented Heather Headley to chat about the ways she intentionally worked to create softness into her character, Helen, on Netflix's Sweet Magnolias, and her journey from...

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We are back, baby! This week, we check-in after our *little* hiatus and chat about our vacation adventures and what we've been binging. Hint: It's been a lot of dating reality shows. Then, we spend some time talking about the representation of Black women on these dating reality shows. We bring on the one and only, Lauren Speed-Hamilton, star of season one of Netflix's Love Is Blind, to expand the conversation even fu...
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March 29, 2022 4 min
Did you miss us? Of course you did! Okay, Now Listen is back for season three, baby! New date, same energy. Join Scottie and Sylvia for more interviews with your favorite celebs and the hot takes you love to hate. We'll be back in your feeds Tuesday, April 5th. Be sure to rate and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
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December 30, 2021 108 min
Happy (Early) New Year! We’re dropping into your feeds early this week with a special Season 2 finale episode. In this marathon of a year, we talk through our personal lessons of the year before getting into all the culture moments that brought us joy in 2021. Because if there’s one thing Omarion’s not gonna do, it’s stop us from celebrating all the fabulous Black women and culture movers who gave us life in this wild year. W...
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December 23, 2021 56 min
This week, we check in about the exhaustion of December as we fight to make it to the end of this year. Then, we pivot to unpacking the art of gift giving. What makes a good gift and what doesn’t? We got the answers. Plus, we share some of the best and worst gifts we've ever gotten and talk about the science of reacting to gifts we may not like.
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December 9, 2021 67 min
This week, we indulge our #sunsetshawties of the Selling Sunset hive by giving our thoughts on the latest season’s shenanigans. Then, we reflect on the process of creating our Still Watching Netflix series, 'Get You A Me,' and the ways we're getting more comfortable with being seen. Finally, we flip the script on 'Get You A Me' by giving the ladies tips for cuffing season, including some from of our guy frien...
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November 25, 2021 64 min
This week, we start off by giving praise to Aunjanue Ellis for her role in the new film, 'King Richard,' and we ask how the hell Adele gets her hands on our diaries every album. Then, we share our hot take about our true feelings for Thanksgiving. Remember this is a safe space, y'all. Finally, we give advice to a few listeners on their holiday season dilemmas.
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November 18, 2021 47 min
This week we’re dropping in your feeds early to share an episode of one of our favorite shows: Back Issue. This episode is all about reminiscing on the drama, the art, and the culture of 90s hip hop and R&B music videos.
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November 11, 2021 57 min
This week, we share the excitement of 'Get You A Me," our brand new series on Netflix's 'Still Watching Netflix' Youtube channel. Then, we get into all the baby mama drama in the air starting with the latest episode of ‘Insecure’ and ending with Summer Walker’s new album ‘Still Over It.’ There's a lot of lessons to be learned between the two and we are grateful. We spend the rest of the episode fanning out ...
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This week, we check in to see if Sylvia has gotten the online push she needed to tune in to 'Crooklyn.' Plus, Scottie shares her latest Netflix binge, Maid, while Sylvia talks Insecure Fest and the final season of the series. Then, we head to Soho House West Hollywood to chat with the one and only, Jazmine Sullivan. We talk about the makings of her latest project, Heaux Tales, as well as her thoughts on crafting the perfe...
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October 14, 2021 52 min
In this week’s episode, Scottie catches us up on the trials and tribulations of being a new dog mom while Sylvia is still recovering from all the birthday celebrations of Libra season. Then, we revisit the latest throwback hit added to the Netflix archive: Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid’s ’97 comedy, B.A.P.S. We revisit the amazing yet sometimes overlooked film before diving into a conversation about what makes a movie a B...
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On this week’s episode, we check in with Scottie about her month-long stay in LA and what she's looking forward to for her upcoming birthday. We see you, Libras. Then, we sit down with our good sis Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, who plays hard-working Joelle Brooks on Netflix's Dear White People. We catch up with Ashley about her Vogue-covered wedding and the importance of her tribe after moving to LA with $800 and a d...
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September 16, 2021 60 min
This week, we check in from the Netflix studios in Los Angeles for our very first in-person recording and get N 2 Deep about our thoughts on Drake's Certified Lover Boy. Then, we share our thoughts on Netflix's new series 'Clickbait' and how it mirrors today’s viral internet culture. Finally, we share our own stories about navigating the highs and lows of viral moments and the ways it influences careers in the med...
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September 2, 2021 48 min
This week, we check-in about the sermon that is @solomonmissouri’s Twitter thread urging Dell Curry to stick to the rivers and the lakes that he's used to. Then, we travel back to the summer of 2001: a time that shifted our childhoods forever and had us confronting grief for the very first time. We share our reactions to pop superstar Aaliyah's passing, which was followed a few weeks later by the tragic events of 9/11...
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This week, we kick things off by singing the praises of the new Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect,' starring Jennifer Hudson. Then, we share some of our latest TV binges, which include the always problematic and drama filled dating reality shows. We start off with the chaos that comes with marrying someone after ten days on Netflix's 'Love Is Blind After the Altar.' Keeping with the love chaos, we then chat about...
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August 5, 2021 49 min
This week, we start off by checking in on the scandalous news surrounding Netflix's Selling Sunset. Black Selling Sunset hive, we need to form a hashtag quickly! Then, we unpack the always relevant conversation inspired by Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles: Black women quitting and saying “no” to save their health. We share our own stories of walking away from environments, breaking generational cycles, and reflect on the everyday ...
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On this week’s episode, we catch up on more plans that the universe won't allow us to have. And by the universe, we mean us not getting our passports updated in time for our summer trips. Then we unpack a few Twitter threads that have been distracting us from our failed travel plans. We get into these timeline takes that made us reflect on whether we need men, how to have better relationships than generations before us, and o...
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July 8, 2021 49 min
On this week’s episode, we gush over what it was like to see each other in person for the first time since the pandemic. We also chat about how it feels to see live music performances again. Then, we talk about some of the music festivals coming up that have us reconsidering our “no outdoor festivals” rule. We also share stories about our best and worst music festival experiences and come up with the music festival of our dreams.
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June 24, 2021 60 min
On this episode, we check in with Sylvia about her trip to Hawaii and hear all about Scottie’s very Black Juneteenth. Then, we open the phone lines for the Hot Girl Hotline. We’ll be talking with some of the baddest players in the game—aka our friends—about their tips for taking on the streets this summer. We debate who fits into the hot girl category these days with Jasmyn Lawson, get tips for luring summer boos in with Taylor...
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