The Stakes

Saved By DNA: Yusef Salaam Of The Central Park Five Speaks Out

RELEASED 10/28/2016

Welcome to “The Stakes,” MTV’s political-ish podcast that winces at any mention of the election but is glued to political Twitter anyways. Y’all sure do love your chain restaurants! Coming up on the show:

— MTV Founders editor Julie Zeilinger speaks with Ansley Calandra, whose story of a run-in with Trump surrogate Omarosa before the second presidential debate went viral. Calandra discusses what it’s like being a sexual assault survivor — and a meme — during this election.

— Jamil Smith sits down with Yusef Salaam, who was 14 years old when he was charged with the rape of a jogger in Central Park and became known as one of the Central Park Five.

— Just in time for Halloween, we’re sharing an interview from a sister podcast of ours here at MTV called “Skillset.” MTV film critic Amy Nicholson chats with Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes — the book that became Mean Girls.