LEARNT.

LEARNT.

By LEARNT.
LEARNT. is a podcast by DoctorJonPaul & Kevin Allred that shamelessly blurs the boundary between entertainment and education for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond!
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Episode 26: Recent Events Rundown
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin do a recent events in pop culture rundown: talking IT chapter 2, Chelsea Handler, Shaun King and Deray, Felicity Huffman's 14 day jail sentence, and Beyoncé at the Creative Arts Emmys. Outro Music: "Mood 4 Eva" from The Lion King: The Gift
1:24:52
September 17, 2019
Episode 25: Advice For Our Younger Selves
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin run through a few current pop culture moments and discuss advice they'd like to give their 20-year-old selves (and maybe some advice their 20-year-old selves could give them currently!).
1:15:21
September 4, 2019
Episode 24: Remembering Toni Morrison
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin discuss the immeasurable gifts Toni Morrison gave the world and her enduring legacy--THE greatest American writer of all time.
1:08:18
August 8, 2019
Episode 23: Paris Is Burning, Honey!
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin talk about Beyoncé's new song and video, "Spirit;" the controversial, important documentary Paris Is Burning; and more on Pose.
1:12:41
July 18, 2019
Episode 22
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin talk Pride, politics, Pose, privilege, music, and much more on a brand-new episode...
1:19:50
July 3, 2019
Episode 21: On MA & Being Included
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin dive into MA, the new horror film starring Octavia Spencer and what it means to be included in an exclusive society. Includes some spoilers for the movie. Outro Music: Beyoncé -- "Top Off" (From Homecoming: The Live Album)
1:14:15
June 4, 2019
Episode 20: Politics, Blah!
Kevin and DoctorJonPaul address the bleak political climate and more in this new episode!!
1:22:35
May 23, 2019
Episode 19: Mayochella/Problematic Fans
Talking fan bases and why fans of one artist have become so mean and cut throat against others...plus more. Contact: asklearnt@gmail.com Outro Music: "Welcome" from Homecoming (Live) by Beyoncé
1:12:15
May 6, 2019
Episode 18: HOMECOMING
DoctorJonPaul & Kevin discuss Beyoncé's new film and live album, Homecoming!!! 🐝❤️🐝
1:14:26
April 24, 2019
Episode 17
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin dive into Jordan Peele's new movie, Us. Lots of spoilers ahead so listen at your own risk!! Music: Crystal Waters - "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)"
1:07:31
April 3, 2019
Episode 16
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin discuss the new documentary Leaving Neverland, among other current events. (CW for frank discussion of sexual abuse). Outro music: "Sound of Rain" by Solange from When I Get Home
1:30:09
March 25, 2019
Episode 15
DoctorJonPaul do a quick episode on the Oscars, R. Kelly, Jussie Smollett, the police, and more...
35:35
February 27, 2019
Episode 14
DoctorJonPaul & Kevin discuss the Grammys and the non-stop racist scandals of Black History Month 2019. (Syllabus mentioned can be downloaded from Kevin's website here: https://bit.ly/2ShZIZt) Outro Music: Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Where Did Our Love Go?"
1:20:36
February 13, 2019
Episode 13
Apologies and accountability are on the syllabus in today's episode. Also: burnout, Rita Ora, and dental hygiene.
1:04:12
January 17, 2019
Episode 12
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin list their favorite things from 2018 and everything they want leave behind in the new year.
1:23:12
December 19, 2018
Episode 11
DoctorJonPaul talk faux allyship and some recent think pieces that have made waves on social media recently. And are constantly surprised at how damn long 2018 has been already. Outro music: Janet Jackson's "All for You" (mostly to prove to Jon that Janet's not a mumble singer -- you'll understand after listening to the episode.)
1:09:08
December 5, 2018
Episode 10
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin celebrate Kevin's forthcoming book on an all-new episode of LEARNT.! Ain't I A Diva?: Beyoncé and the Power of Pop Culture Pedagogy is out 6/11/19 from the Feminist Press at CUNY, but available for pre-order NOW! This Beyonce-themed episode features some details from the book and DoctorJonPaul and Kevin naming 3 favorite Beyoncé songs and 3 favorite performances each. And it's a whole lot of fun!! Preorder Ain't I A Diva at Feminist Press: https://bit.ly/2zDRu1I Or from Amazon: amzn.to/2PyHYH7 Outro music: Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life" from the 4 Bonus Disc
1:13:10
November 14, 2018
Episode 9
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin put politics on the back burner this episode and talk about the ups and downs of loving pop culture while getting older and answer questions about what it takes to become a writer! Outro music: Robyn - "Honey"
1:08:38
October 26, 2018
Episode 8
On the new episode, DoctorJonPaul and Kevin talk about social media activism and verified blue check culture, brands and social justice, and some of the rest of the bullshit in the news.
1:00:25
September 26, 2018
Episode 7
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin discuss Beyoncé's new Vogue September Issue takeover, the On The Run II Tour; Kathy Griffin, privacy, publicity & toxicity on social media in Trump's America; the LoveLoud Festival and lack of diversity in writers' rooms; and some other tangents in between. Books mentioned: Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) - I Can't Date Jesus Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) - Well That Escalated Quickly Chidera Eggerue (@theslumflower) - What A Time To Be Alone Outro Music: Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé - "Part II (On The Run)" from Magna Carta Holy Grail
1:16:04
August 8, 2018
Episode 6
DoctorJonPaul and Kevin talk Pose on FX, the politics of representation, current events, Nanette Gadsby's brilliant Netflix special "Nanette," the importance of minding your business, and more on this all-new episode of LEARNT.!! Outro Music: "Home" by Whitney Houston (from the Merv Griffin Show)
1:27:26
July 11, 2018
Episode 5
Civility in politics and otherwise is on the Syllabus today. Plus, DoctorJonPaul and Kevin talk about Beyoncé and Jay-Z'z (The Carters') new video for Apeshit and the Everything Is Love album through the lens of disobedience, and the increased police presence that makes Pride events less safe and enjoyable.
1:11:30
June 27, 2018
Episode 4
On today's syllabus, Kevin and DoctorJonPaul dive headfirst into the topic of religion using their own respective stories of growing up within and being excommunicated from the Mormon Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses. They also chat Pose on FX, the Tony Awards, why we should all be saying "Fuck Trump" more, and being kinder to one another. (Pardon the intermittent audio crackle that shows up this episode. We had slight technical difficulties while recording.) Intro music: "Baltimore" by Nina Simone Outro music: "Shine" by Cyndi Lauper
1:32:49
June 13, 2018
Episode 3
It's both graduation and LGBTQ Pride time, so LEARNT. co-hosts DoctorJonPaul and Kevin Allred talk both! This episode dives into the state of higher education today, straight folks at Pride events; and dishes on the Billboard Music Awards among much more...
1:19:52
May 30, 2018
Episode 2
This week's episode could easily be alternately titled "It's All Capitalism's Fault." DoctorJonPaul and Kevin chat pandering to and within the queer community using Rita Ora's new song "Girls" as a jumping off point. Office Hours features a listener question on allyship. During Recess, DoctorJonPaul shares thoughts on Donald Glover's "This Is America" video and Kevin dissects social media in general. Finally, Bibliography picks this episode include Viceland show "My House" and Darnell Moore's upcoming memoir "No Ashes in the Fire" (out 5/29).
1:22:45
May 16, 2018
Episode 1
Toxic Masculinity is on the Syllabus for LEARNT.'s official premiere--which leads to conversations involving Kanye West, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein, & more. During Recess, DoctorJonPaul & Kevin question why straight women are so often chosen as queer icons over queer-identified folks and discuss fake allies. A conversation about Janelle Monáe's new album Dirty Computer rounds out the episode as the Bibliography pick of the week.
1:03:29
May 2, 2018
Learnt Teaser Preview
The official first episode of LEARNT. premieres on May 2, 2018. As a teaser, enjoy co-hosts DoctorJonPaul and Kevin Allred breaking down Beyoncé's epic, historic Beychella performance from 4/14/2018.
50:39
April 21, 2018
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