When jarrett was younger, he was given the advice to “give the gift that you would want to receive”. But now as an elder, he doesn’t think that’s good advice. And now that the official gift giving (and receiving) season is upon us, jarrett & Tre’vell dig into the complex and complicado of exchanging gifts. How do they feel about gift cards? Giving money? How much money should they spend on a gift for, say, their producer?
Plus, Cafe de la Hue founder Donnie Hue Frazier tells us about some great gifts available in his shop as part of FANTI’s Holiday Gift Guide suggestions for supporting businesses that are Black-owned, POC-owned, as well as queer and trans businesses.
Hm: Food Network’s It’s Compliplated (available on Hulu)
m: the immeasurability of voter suppression
DM: NYT anti trans reporting / NABJ
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About the show
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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