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By Latisha Jones
Black witches, fanfiction, diversity in period drama , Star Trek. All of these subjects and more will be discussed with actors, creators, journalists, cosplayers and fans on Interspectional.
Interspectional is a podcast focused on having introspective, intersectional discussions about speculative media.
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Diverse Storytelling in Tabletop Games


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Asian Representation in Media
In this episode of Interspectional, my guests and I discuss Asian Representation in media. Looking at the impact of favorites like "Always Be My Maybe" as well as problematic films like the live-action production of "Ghost in the Shell", we discuss tropes, stereotypes, issues within the media industry itself as well as ways to connect and show solidarity in supporting each other's artform. It's an episode with laughter, analysis and more than it's fair share of heart. I'm so excited to share with this you. My guests are CEO of We Are Heroes Production and the hit actual-play comedy/horror podcast, Tabletop For the End of the World, Jemarc Axinto, actress and producer, Jonah Azurin and finally make-up artist and gamer Jezzelyn Torres. You can find Jemarc on Twitter at Tabletop for the End of the World. You can also find the Tabletop for the End of the World website here: You can also listen to you first episode of TFEW here. You can find Jonah at her website here And please follow Jezze's instagram here
April 9, 2021
POC in Fantasy Worlds
What is like to be a character of color in fantastical world? Do you have a background, a family, a mission, a purpose of your own or are you just there in the background to help someone else's story? Booktuber and actress, Nineka (aka Neeks) Wright, filmmaker and cosplayer Andrew and I tackle these questions by looking at the fantasy stories presented in books, video games and television shows like Xena and The Witcher. This is also a fun episode that occasionally sounds like we had a little too much booze. I hope you enjoy it.  You can find Nineka on Twitter at @ItsNeeksYeah and follow her on her Youtube channel You can find her pretty smelling things here: You can find Andrew on Twitter at @NomadPastries and on Twitch at
March 26, 2021
Diverse Storytelling in Tabletop Games
In this episode, Jay Anneli, lore consultant for Wizards of the Coast and author of Magic: The Gathering: Legends: A Visual History, Erin Roberts, speculative fiction and tabletop game writer, and Jezze Torres, make-up artist and Dungeons and Dragons player, discuss the triumphs and the challenges of making the world of tabletop role-playing games (TTRPG) a more inclusive community, both in game and out. From game development to the dynamics of the table itself, they discuss the multitude of ways games can honor its history, remain fun and exciting, and evolve into something that can address the real-life concerns of the past, the present and the future. Show Notes:  Follow Jay Anneli on Twitter at @jay13x Follow his podcast, The Vorthos Cast on Twitter at @TheVorthosCast You can purchase his book Magic: The Gathering: Legends: A Visual History Follow Erin Roberts on Twitter at @nirele Also check out her website You can follow the Star Trek RPG, Star Trek Horizons at TypeCastRPG on Twitch And one of their episodes here Follow Jezze Torres on Instagram at @jezze.torres If you're just starting in TTRPG, Dungeon World, like Jezze mentioned, is a great place to start and get familiar with game mechanics
March 12, 2021
Black Witches
In this episode, screenwriter and filmmaker, LaDarrion Williams, cosplayer and occultist, Kristine aka DJ Lady Loki and I discuss the power, portrayal and cultural resonance of witches and magical beings of African, African-American and Caribbean heritage. In film and television, Black witches been both celebrated and shamefully used and abused. We go deep into the power of these practitioners of craft, their ancestral connection and what happens when Black spirituality gets translated (or mistranslated) on screen.  You can watch the trailer for LaDarrion's short film, "Blood at the Root" here
February 26, 2021
Latinx Representation In Space
In this episode, creator and co-founder of Latinx Geeks, Alexis Sanchez, cosplayer and artist, Allegriana, radiologist and Star Trek aficionado, Dr. Luz Rosines discuss the portrayal of Latinx characters in space. Delving mostly into Star Trek and Star Wars lore, they discuss the impact these characters had on people’s lives, the importance of culture and the improvements that they hope to see in the future movie and television properties.
February 12, 2021
POC and Period Drama
In this episode, pop culture journalist, Amanda-Rae Prescott and historical fashion and beauty blogger, Ayana of The Vintage Guidebook, join me to discuss Bridgerton, Hamilton and diversity in period dramas. We also take time to examine the fandom community around period dramas as well as diversity of the production and writing teams. So tighten your corset and put on your best hat because we are about to take a turn about the room with this juicy conversation. You can find Amanda-Rae Prescott's website here and her articles here. And on Twitter at @amandarprescott You can find Ayana at as well on social media at @vintieguidebook
January 29, 2021
The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow
In this episode, Yvonne McDowell, a screenwriter and professor of media law in Atlanta, and Lauren Wethers, freelance pop culture writer and the host of the podcast, Reclaiming Jane, and I discuss the excitement, triumph and ultimate disappointment of the 2013 TV series, "Sleepy Hollow". We delve into questions around storytelling, authenticity and ways behind-the-scenes conflicts can show up in the media presented to a large audience.  You can follow Yvonne on Twitter at @movieym You can follow Lauren on Twitter at @laurenwethers You can also listen to Reclaiming Jane, the podcast co-hosted by Lauren at and follow them on Twitter at @reclaimingjane
January 15, 2021
About the Host
Hi Everyone,   This trailer is just a short introduction about my personal history and background around speculative media and little bit about what I hope to accomplish with this podcast. Please subscribe and follow us Twitter at @interspectional to be notified about new episode drops, episode previews and more. 
January 11, 2021
Introducing Interspectional
A brief introduction to Interspectional, a podcast where we have introspective, intersectional conversations about speculative media. I talk a little about my background and what inspired me to create this show. I hope that you enjoy the conversation and stick around for future episodes.  
January 8, 2021