This week jarrett and Tre’vell respond to listener questions and comments…but only after they describe every bite of food they savored for their Thanksgiving dinner. Skip this section if you’re feeling hungry.
Plus, we asked listeners to tell us about Black, POC, queer and trans-owned businesses that they love for our ever-growing Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve included this week’s recommendations in our show notes, and ALL recommendations to date can be found on our Linktree page.
HM: Love, Lizzo
Hm: The Academy Museum’s Regeneration 1898-1971
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Listener Jen recommended
Shoshanna and Anne host guest Elisheva Rishon, a Black Jewish woman, who weighs in on the most recent spike in antisemitism, the knee-jerk reactions to it, what it means to be caught in the middle of both the Black and Jewish communities, and what we all can do about it.
FANTI Holiday Gift Guide Recommendations
Meredith in Scotland recommends:
I’m from the US, but I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, so these recs are Scotland-based. I’m not sure how many of them ship worldwide, but would definitely be some good options for other UK-based listeners. (I know I’m not the only one!)
Delicious coffee! Definitely recommend!
Theirs is my go-to spiced rum these days. Love. It.
I’ve loved their Go Bananas Babe Butter and Go Bananas Babe Bar, but my fave is their Sauce Pot Babe Butter. Smooth and silky skin, yes please.
Ceramics! Beautiful bowls, vases, plates, clocks, and other things to beautify your home. I’ve got like 7 or 8 pieces of hers and always want more even though I don’t know where to put them.
I bought my niece in law a candle from Kobi Co. a Black owned women’s company from Minneapolis. They sell beautiful items that come with Spotify playlists.
Also there’s an app called Miiriya. It’s a store front that sells items from black businesses and they also have a section for people in need that you can give to.
Mel in Australia:
Australia has a violent and shameful history, since invasion, in how white Europeans (especially the British) have treated Aboriginal people. One of the ways this oppression has continued is in the appropriation of Aboriginal art by non-Aboriginal businesses. Non-Aboriginal people have profited significantly from commodifying Aboriginal art without working as equal partners with artists, without understanding the stories embedded in the art, and certainly without sharing profits fairly. Trading Blak is one attempt to redress this, and is self-determination in action.
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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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