Back of the Theater Podcast

Menelek reports from the Mad Decent Block Party in Denver where Outkast was the headliner.  We talk hip-hop past and present.  Hans talks about his film class.  We then debate the place of film and academics.  Follow us on twitter. @backseatheater

Direct download: outkast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

The show starts with Hans trying to explain Nicki Minaj to Menelek.  We talk about sexual politics in Hip-Hop and listen to another clip from Lord Jamar.  We talk about the riots in Ferguson, MO and U.S. Presidents.  Follow us on twitter @backseatheater.

Direct download: Nicki_Minaj.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

Friend of the show Dr. Bill Grant returns for an in depth conversation about Police Brutality, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams and Mental Health in the Black Community.  Follow us on twitter @backseatheater

Direct download: BG3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

We start the show with some audio of Louis Farrakhan saying some wild things.  Hans gives us a report from the BlackStar Film Festival in Philly.  Follow us on twitter! @backseatheater on twitter.  Email us at  Like us on facebook at

Direct download: Black_Star.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08am EDT