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Invasion of the Pod People: Still Processing
Need a history lesson on the racial politics of the American barbecue? Or a primer on the 2004 ‘nipplegate’ scandal before Justin Timberlake’s 2018 Super Bowl appearance? Confused about Kanye West?
In each episode of their addictive podcast Still Processing, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris chew over big and small questions of American culture. Their incredibly wide-ranging discussions roam across TV, movies, sport, history and politics – often joined by special guests like RuPaul and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The pair, both New York Times writers, enjoy a wonderful chemistry and have extremely eclectic tastes, enthusiasms and opinions, making Still Processing one of the most successful podcasts in the New York Times stable. Find out how they do it as they join one another in conversation at the Wheeler Centre – and chat about Kanye's tweets, colonisation, race and taking care of yourself.
Jenna Wortham is an award-winning technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. She is the co-host (along with Wesley Morris) of the New York Times podcast Still Processing. Prior to working at the Times, Jenna was a technology and culture reporter for Wired. Jenna’s work has also appeared in Matter, the Awl, Bust, the Hairpin, Vogue, the Morning News, the Fader and Smithsonian Magazine among other publications.
Wesley Morris is a critic-at-large at the New York Times and a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, where he writes about popular culture and hosts the podcast Still Processing with Jenna Wortham. For three years, he was a staff writer at Grantland, where he wrote about movies, television, and the role of style in professional sports, and co-hosted the podcast Do You Like Prince Movies with Alex Pappademas. Before that, he spent 11 years as a film critic at the Boston Globe, where he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He lives in Brooklyn.