‘Speed Dial,’ Episode 7: Black Is The New Black

Also discussed: Put some respeck on the BET Awards name

Hello Speed Dialers! Ira Madison III and Doreen St. Félix return with another episode of “Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen,” MTV’s bicoastal podcast about music, pop culture, sex, and race.

This week, Ira and Doreen lick their wounds as they debrief the tragedy and triumph of Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black. (SPOILER ALERT: Skip to minute 16:00 if you haven’t watched yet, and also, quit your job, break up with bae, do whatever you have to do to finish OITNB posthaste!) Next, the two give props to Jesse Williams and the best awards show of this year: the Beyoncé Black Entertainment Television Awards. [Note: BET and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.] Ira and Doreen wrap up this episode with a meditation on how colorism impacts the way audiences listen (or don’t listen) to famous black people.

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