The Spin is a weekly one hour pioneering podcast featuring women of color talking policy, social justice, race, sex, gender, power, love. Each week, Esther Armah is joined by two women from the worlds of academia, art, activism and journalism to bring a fresh perspective, lens and context to major issues.
The Spin is on air internationally via radio stations in Accra, London, New York and across the United States.
ABN UK RADIO – Saturday 8am
STARR FM 103.5 RADIO – Sunday 9pm
WBAI 99.5FM – Wednesday 5am
and across the United States
TEXAS, PRAIRIE – KPVU Sunday 2.40pm
ARIZONA, PHOENIX - Radio Phoeni x Sunda y 10am
SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE – WXMP on Sundays 3pm & Sundays 9pm
NEW JERSEY, TRENTON – WWFM Wednesday 11am
NORTH CAROLINA , GREENSBORO – WNAA Thursday 10am
IOWA, DAVENPORT – KALA Saturday 6pm
NORTH CAROLINA, HUNTSVILLE – WJAB Sunday 1.35pm
MISSISSIPPI, ITTA BENNA – WVSD Tuesday 3pm
GEORGIA, SAVANNAH – WHCJ Friday 2pm
MASSACHUSETTES – Valley Radio Monday 9am
Listen to THE SPIN as a podcast via our SOUNDCLOUD page.
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The Spin’s contributors come from the worlds of academia, activism, art and journalism. They are women of color from all over the world. They are African American, Ghanaian, Ugandan, Puerto Rican, Indian American.
The contributors are:-
Nana Akosua Hanson – Ghanaian. Founding Director, Let’s Talk Consent & Drama QueensGH
Kathleen Addy– Ghanaian. Good Governance activist
Juliet Asante – Ghanaian. Film-maker & Creator of Black Star International Film Festival
Beverley Nambozo – Ugandan. Poet, Artist, Creator of Babishai Poetry Festival
Hannah Azieb Pool – Eritrean-British. Curator, Author, Journalist
AshaBandele – African American. Author, Assistant Communications Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Lynnee Denise – African American. A DJ Scholar who creates Entertainment with a Thesis
Elle Hearns – African American.Executive Producer of the Marsha P Johnson Institute;
Dream Hampton – award winning film-maker & New York Times best-selling author and writer;
Professor Anthea Butler - Scholar;
Dr. YabaBlay. Ghanaian-American - scholar, producer, publisher, author;
Staceyann Chin – Brooklyn based Jamaican lesbian award winning poet, playwright and author;
Dr. Brittney Cooper – scholar, public intellectual, author and writer;
PatrisseCullours – Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist;
Professor Johanna Fernandez - scholar, author and producer;
Glynda Carr – political strategist and CEO of Higher Heights;
Dr. Christina Greer - Fordham political scientist professor and author;
ShaniJamila - human rights advocate and artist;
Charisse Jones - journalist and award winning author;
Professor Blair Kelley - scholar and author;
Jamilah Lemieux - journalist and editor;
Joan Morgan - critically acclaimed author, award winning journalist and cultural critic;
Imani Perry - Princeton professor and author;
Sofia Quintero - activist and film-maker;
Bhakti Shringapure - scholar and editor;
SalamishahTillet - scholar and author;
ImaniUzuri – artist, composer;
DrTreva B Lindsey – scholar, author and writer and the first Inaugural Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellow at Harvard University.
It has also featured special guests including scholar and author Dr Tricia Rose and MSNBC TV host and scholar, Melissa Harris-Perry.
THE SPIN SPECIALS
#reImaginingAFRICA – May 2019
May 25th is the anniversary of OAU’s founding. The Organization for African Unity, became the AU (African Union). As narrative shifters, we centralized African women reimagining the progress of their sectors with visionary leadership.
LEADERSHIP: LUCY QUIST & TAAKA AWORI
EDUCATION: DR MARY APEA ASHUN
TECHNOLOGY: AKOSUA ANNOBIL & ETHEL COFIE
PHILANTHROPY: ANATU BEN-LAWAL
#LoveWITHAccountability – December 2017
#LoveWITHAccountability – a 2 part special conversation on healing from sexual abuse with AishahShahidah Simmons, who coined this phrase.
PART 1: AishahShahidah Simmons & Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
PART 2: Luz Benbow Marquez &Dr Thelma Bryant Davis
#theCONSENTconvo - 2016-2017