Special Guest: Pete Saji. Writer/Producer of Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Cougar Town. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Making History with the Juneteenth Episode. Cause & Effect with Kyrie. Clapback for the Slap.

  • Posted: 15 Apr 2022

Everybody makes decisions for themselves. Kyrie Irving. Will Smith. You. Me. Us. Them. Everybody. The good, the bad, and the ugly. For every action, there’s a consequence. So back in 2007 when Kanye joined forces with one of Queen’s finest rappers, Consequence, there was a lot of action. They produced an instant classic. A timeless jam. And it’s a fitting theme for this episode.

Whether you choose to take the red pill or the blue pill, in the end you still took a damn pill. And no matter what pill you choose, there will be a consequence. Like Jehriko said in the first episode, “People were the first Yelp”. Since the dawn of civilization to the B Dorm common room at Amherst, people have used their voices to hold each other accountable. To keep each other in check. And so when people stop doing it, everything falls apart. Social media is messing with the natural order by rewarding the wrong behaviors. If you ran around back in the day, you know it’s the truth. 

Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are going deep in this one. And they’re joined by a very special guest, Pete Saji (@PeterSaji). Saji is a Hollywood Writer/Producer, working on the massively influential show Black-ish (ABC), as well as the spinoff Mixed-ish (ABC) among other projects. And we’ve got him here for his first podcast interview!

The conversation breaks down the pressure of educating a mainstream white-ish audience on black-ish topics and what it’s like being a pioneer on a primetime show, on a major television network. It’s a fascinating look at the focus it takes to achieve success, and to navigate the racial tensions both in the media and America as a whole. 

His shows are helping redefine popular culture, making history while honoring the past — and playing a huge role in teaching America about Juneteenth through his writing. It’s a massive responsibility and a massive burden. And he is knocking it out of the park.

This is what it’s all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy. 

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