The Ringer & Larry Wilmore

Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Larry briefly weighs in on the conservative attack on women’s reproductive right, as well as alien conspiracy theories to open the show (01:00). Later, he is joined by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins to discuss adapting Colson Whitehead’s novel into the television series ‘The Underground Railroad’ on Amazon Prime (13:00). Later, they discuss the art of directing (34:00), and avoiding the creation of Black trauma porn when telling stories that are intertwined with Black history (1:10:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Barry Jenkins Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 1 hr 18 min

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