Episode notes

There’s more to a great biopic than simply depicting a chronology of events from a subject’s life. As guest Mychael Chinn makes clear in this episode, there are many factors that can impact a story, from the framing, decisions about what to include, or not include, and even legal issues that may restrict what a filmmaker can do if they want to avoid a lawsuit. Plus, jarrett tells about where he’s at in his mental health journey now that he’s past a major writing deadline.

Mentioned in the show

The War and Treaty

Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story

When Gospel Music Slaps and Leaves a Mark (ft. Mychael Chinn)

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

What’s Love Got to Do with It

Why Do Fools Fall in Love


DIS/Honorable Mentions 


HM: Keke Palmer, hosting ‘Password’

HM: Franklin leonard and the Blacklist/NAACP initiative 



HM: Nicco Annan and J. Alphonse Nicholson performances in the season finale of P-Valley. “Our job is to use our imagination to make the unrealistic real.” – Katori Hall


HM: The war and Treaty, the soulful folk music that has gotten me off Renaissance. Jubilee is the gateway drug song off their album hearts town.

DM: The Sarasota County School District bans book fairs and book donations to schools.


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  • Mychael Chinn

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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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