James Sparkman and Elyse Wietstock

I’ll Show You… A Bonus Episode!

I’ll Show You… A Bonus Episode!

Welcome to another episode of I’ll Show You Mine! We’re taking a bit of a break from our normally scheduled season to highlight modern Black filmmakers and game developers. Over the past few weeks, as protests against police brutality, racism and violence have spread all over the world, people are doing what they can to direct attention to anti-racism efforts and funds for the victims of racism and violence across the country. We’re just a couple of small-time podcasting nerds but we figured, the least we could do would be to turn our gaze toward some recent releases by promising Black creators, show them some love, and remind you our dear listeners to do what you can to unlearn inherent biases, speak out against racist institutions, and support Black art and culture in your communities.This episode was a bit awkward for us, we’re a very liberal pair and have always believed in equality but we sometimes struggle with feeling like we don’t want to speak and take up room. However all the people coming out over the last few weeks to add their voices to the chorus demanding change has inspired us to join in and at the very least make it clear where we stand. Maybe we come off a little corny, but that’s okay.The movie we’re watching in this episode is Selah and the Spades, released in 2019 and directed by Tayarisha Poe and starring Lovie Simone, Celeste O’Connor, and Jharrel Jerome.The game we’re playing is Treachery in Beatdown City, developed by NuChallenger and released for PC and Nintendo Switch in 2020.There are plenty of wonderful reading lists out there, this one by The Cut has some good selections: https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/13-books-you-should-read-about-black-lives.htmlThe Criterion Channel has removed the paywall on their titles related to Black Lives, including films from pioneering African American filmmakers and modern classics: https://www.criterionchannel.com/black-livesThis site is regularly being updated with ways you can help, whether it’s signing petitions, calling representatives, donating, or protesting, you can find info here! https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/The Bundle for Racial Justice has unfortunately ended but if there are any other ways we find to help you can be sure we’ll share them on our social media!Our theme song is by us! James Sparkman and Elyse Wietstock.Follow us on Twitter at @isympodcast and on Twitch at twitch.tv/isympodcastIf you like the show please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts, and if you would like to chip in to the show and get access to an exclusive extended feed you can become a patron by going to our website, illshowyoumine.show, and clicking “Donate”!”

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