Larry briefly weighs in on the conservative attack on women’s reproductive rights, 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). 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