Back Issue

Back Issue

Back Issue

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.
  1. December 07, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 51 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember When We Found Ourselves? (Feat. Jill Scott…
    Before We Bid Season 1 Adieu, Did You Know Tracy Almost Got An Ankh Tattoo?This week, Josh and Tracy close out Back Issue's first season with one last trip, all the way back to the heyday of Neo Soul, from how…
  2. November 30, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 57 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember Backing That Azz Up? (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden…
    Without A Doubt, I Miss The CookoutThis week, take a break from your solitary quarantine as Josh and Tracy take you waaay back to some of the baddest, Blackest functions of all time, like ATL's Freaknik and the…
  3. November 23, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 58 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember When We Caught The Spirit? (feat. Pastor Sh…
    Can You Hear It? I Know You Caught The Spirit This week, Josh and Tracy are taking you to church. First, they talk about their time in the pews, from the ways they've had to reconcile their faiths and identitie…
  4. November 16, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 49 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember What Beef Is? (Feat. Jean Grae)
    Day or Night, It's About To Be A What? Girl Fight! This week, Josh and Tracy give you all things beefs, feuds, and squabbles. They explore one of the most formative feuds of their youth — Brandy vs. Monica — an…
  5. November 09, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 59 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember The Audacity of Daytime Talk Shows? (Feat.…
    Give Me A Break, You Ain't No Ricki LakeThis week, Josh and Tracy take you through the world of daytime talk shows and unpack the fun, the messy, and the hard-to-reconcile parts of shows like Ricki Lake, Oprah,…
  6. November 02, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 54 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember When MTV Was That Girl? (Feat. Erika Clarke…
    Young And Free, I Want My MTV!This week, Josh and Tracy are talking all things MTV. From ‘The Real World’ cinematic universe to the boom boom kacks of ‘Making The Band,’ they take you through the channel’s best…
  7. October 26, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 50 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember What We Thought Love Was? (feat. Darnell Mo…
    No Mary J., We're Searching For Real Love TodayThis week, Josh and Tracy are talking about love (*cue studio audience* oooooh). First, they unpack their conceptions of the term, from their overzealous prom expe…
  8. October 19, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 50 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool. Download
    Remember All That Teen Angst? (feat. Fefe Dobson and…
    Sugar We're Going Down, Gotta Get Outta This Town This week, Josh and Tracy take you back to days of dark eyeliner and teen angst to give you all things Black and Alternative. First, they unpack the meaning and…
  9. October 12, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 34 min
    26F0F017-9B56-4CC6-868B-01148FEDDD6A Created with sketchtool.