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Star Trek: The Pod Directive — Red Shirt Table Talk With Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd, Angelica Jade Bastién, and Kendra James join Tawny Newsome for this week's pod.

Michelle Hurd Episode, Star Trek: The Pod Directive

When Tawny Newsome first jokingly refered to this episode as 'Red Shirt Table Talk,' we laughed. But, if these past few months — and most certainly the last week — have reminded us of anything, it is how important it Is that we acknowledge that the lives of Black people matter. Especially the lives of Black women, which often feel as though they are especially disposable. America's very own Red Shirts.

And so, in this episode, Tawny is joined by Michelle Hurd (Raffi, Star Trek: Picard), Angelica Jade Bastién (Staff Writer, Vulture), and Kendra James (Managing Editor, In this hour long conversation covering everything from Michael Burnham’s season three braids, to what a society like Earth under the Federation would mean for Black, and other people of color, our panelists ask listeners to consider the weight of Black stories, Black culture, and Black lives in the Star Trek universe.

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Star Trek: The Pod Directive - Michelle Hurd

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My First Contact: Kendra James

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