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As we navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty, we invite you to join Dr. Cornel West & Professor Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope, a weekly program where we welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators. The Tight Rope is rich in creative, unfiltered dialogue on topics ranging from culture, art, and music to the contours of systemic racism, philosophy, the power of Socratic self-examination, and the possibilities of a peaceful and just world. Our innovative and interactive for ...
 
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Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content until December 31, 2021! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! In the final episode of The Tight Rope, Cornel West and Tricia Rose reminisce on all of the wonderful guests and poignant m…
 
The latest DCEU movie is here - THE Suicide Squad! Can director James Gunn, known mixing gore with humor, score another critical kill with this misfit group of outlaws or will this be another dead body on the floor? Intro - Dustin: Buying a house - Alex: Shang Chi early reviews and played Twelve MinutesTL:DL - Shang-Chi nets $90million opening week…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! As we prepare for our final episode of The Tight Rope next week, we wanted to take it back to where it all started. Please enjoy this re-release of…
 
Chad and Zach talk the leaked Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer, another new He-Man series at Netflix, a Black Canary film on HBO Max, and the debut of Iron Heart ahead of her Disney+ show, PLUS: The Dudez reminisce about going to Insane Clown Posse shows as teens, and the Watch Along for Marvel's, "What If..." show beings with episodes 1 and 2!…
 
The latest DCEU movie is here - THE Suicide Squad! Can director James Gunn, known mixing gore with humor, score another critical kill with this misfit group of outlaws or will this be another dead body on the floor? Intro - Dustin: Summer coming to an end - Alex: Rising Sun board gameTL:DL - Metal gear solid bug speed run (https://www.ign.com/artic…
 
This week Chad and Zach decide to look back at everything within the Snyderverse branch of the DCEU and rank the films from least favorite, to top favorite. Also on deck: A possible accidental Morbius spoiler by it's own director, Sonic the Hedgehog casts Knuckles, the possibility of a World War: Hulk movie, rumors of Joe Manganiello returning as D…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! Marc Lamont Hill, award-winning journalist and host of Black News Tonight, walks The Tight Rope this week! Join us for a profound discussion on deb…
 
Loki has come to a conclusion after a thrilling 6 episode extravaganza, and now we ask ourselves... how was the journey? Alex and Dustin talk characters, stories and beyond!Intro - Dustin: The beach - Alex: Masters of the Universe and TransformersTL:DL - Take-two prepares to double slate of games in the next three years (https://www.ign.com/article…
 
This week the Dudez talk the first half of Kevin Smith's polarizing Netflix show, Masters of the Universe: Revelation! Also on the docket are Scarlett Johansson vs Disney, James Gunn teasing Marvel vs DC, a brand new Batman podcast coming to Spotify, plus, a brand new Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage trailer!…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! Why did 2x WNBA Champion Renee Montgomery opt out of the 2020 season? In this throwback episode, Renee sits down with the professors to discuss why…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! This week, we’re thrilled to welcome Professor Teodros Kiros, leading authority on moral and African philosophy and dear colleague of Dr. Cornel We…
 
Zach is joined by Matt Gervasi from The Kickstart with Matt and Matt to discuss the latest Nintendo Switch upgrade, Valve's new Steam Deck handheld system, Deadpool's, "sort of," debut in the MCU, a Gollum video game AND a new Robocop video game, plus Loki's renewal for a second season! PLUS: Lots of grains of salt! It's a high sodium episode!…
 
Loki has come to a conclusion after a thrilling 6 episode extravaganza, and now we ask ourselves... how was the journey? Alex and Dustin talk characters, stories and beyond!Intro - Dustin: Escape Room - Alex: Board gamesTL:DL - The Steam DeckQuestions from Twitter - Top 4 Nickelodeon cartoonsMain Topic - Loki Series Review - Review of the final epi…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! What is love? Is it the virtue we need the most right now? This week, the professors take on the most powerful virtue, love. Tune in to learn why l…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! Two-time Academy Award-winning actress, author, and activist Jane Fonda joins the professors for a fiery conversation on taking action against inju…
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! In this exciting collaboration with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and HITRECORD, Kenneth Morris, Jr. walks The Tight Rope. Kenneth Morris, …
 
Become a member of our Patreon family for full episodes, behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content! You can sign up here at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod OR, Donate to the show here! In the second installment of our series of virtues, Cornel West and Tricia Rose dive into the true meaning of integrity. Tune in to learn why the p…
 
The 3rd Marvel TV series makes its way to Disney+ with popular anti-hero Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Is the trickster god of mischief and chaos able to carry a series on his own? Lets talk about it!Intro - Dustin: Summer! - Alex: Excel Spreadsheets and programmingTL:DL - E3 2021 - Favorite game of E3Questions from Twitter - You're in a horror movie and …
 
This week on The Tight Rope, the professors are joined by Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry. African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing lineages of African descent with a database of over 30,000 indigenous African DNA samples. Join us for a rich discussion on why Black people are the original victims of identity theft and how Afri…
 
00:01- Opening Remarks09:35- Love Island coming back and other stuff we’ve watched17:31- Friends Reunion22:10- Cruel Summer23:49- Mare of Easttown29:20- Gossip Girl trailer31:07- Movies we’ve seen (Spiral) (Quiet Place 2) (The Devil Made me do it)46:52- Ariana Grande gets married47:42- Music out right now52:46- Dalton’s soapbox55:32- Kardashian sho…
 
This week on The Tight Rope, Stokley Williams opens up about founding Mint Condition, his new solo project Sankofa, and why he considers himself a sonic healer. Tune in to learn Stokley’s favorite songs of his career and the influences that helped him develop his signature style. Stokley is a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and mul…
 
Killer Mike walks The Tight Rope this week for an unfiltered conversation on knowing your worth and giving back to your community. Mike shares personal stories about the people who shaped him as an artist and inspired his activism. Tune in to hear why Mike dedicated his career to uplifting others and inspiring the next generation of artists. Plus, …
 
To listen to the full episode with Roxane Gay, please visit our Patreon! This week, New York Times Bestselling author, professor, editor, and social commentator Roxane Gay walks The Tight Rope. Gay and the professors discuss the devastating attacks on Palestine and why so many public figures are afraid to speak out. Plus, learn why Gay felt called …
 
Dr. West and Professor Rose push each other as they reflect on the murder of George Floyd and its sustained significance one year later. Become a member of our Patreon family for BTS access and more exclusive full episodes! You can sign up at https://www.patreon.com/thetightropepod. Please share our content with your friends & family by following u…
 
This week Professor and activist Dr. Maulana Karenga joins the professors to discuss his relationship with Malcolm X, his beliefs about what is necessary to develop a true sense of Black identity, and Kawaida-- his interpretation of ancient Egyptian ethical thought as a living tradition and a useful philosophical option for critical reflection on t…
 
Recorded on December 17th, 2020, with the holiday spirit close at hand, Dr. West and Professor Rose welcome Father Michael Pfleger, long-time Senior Pastor of The Faith Community of Saint Sabina to reflect on the state of our democracy and his beliefs on the role of faith communities in the fight for social justice, especially at the community leve…
 
After the smash hit that was WandaVision, can Disney capture the same magic as before with a more grounded second outing into the small screen Marvel Cinematic Universe? Alex and Dustin review the 6 episode series that aired on the streaming platform Disney+.Intro - Dustin: Vaccine Shots - Alex: Call of Duty: WarzoneMain Topic - The Falcon and the …
 
It's time to finally see the WB Mortal Kombat gritty reboot. Full of blood, guts and gore, does this revamp of the campy classic hold up in to today's modern audiences or does it suffer a fate worst then a fatality?Intro - Dustin: Pokemon Snap - Alex: Running ChallengeMain Topic - Mortal Kombat (2021) - Twitter length review - Fatality warning - - …
 
This week Professor Jeffrey Stout, longtime friend and colleague of Dr. West joins us on The Tight Rope to talk about virtues and the political significance of friendships. Tune in to hear Dr. Stout recount his experiences teaching with Dr. West and how their intellectual pursuits led to their bonds of brotherhood. Jeffrey Stout is a theorist of de…
 
This week, former Mayor of New Orleans and self-proclaimed “white southerner,” Mitch Landrieu, sits down with the professors to discuss how his upbringing in the south was centered around building community with his Black neighbors, as opposed to building a sense of superiority. Landrieu describes his belief that we must truly fix America, not just…
 
The newest Mortal Kombat, set to release in 2021 from Warner Brothers has it's root in the past. The long lost past of 1995. Alex and Dustin are testing their might to see if this gem stands the test of time. Will they achieve a flawless victory or lose their souls forever?Intro - Dustin: Allergies - Alex: Injury/WarzoneTL:DL News - Video game sale…
 
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