For the last week of new episodes in 2020, I wanted to bring you some thoughtful voices who can speak to what’s to come after this tumultuous year, along with folks who are doing their best to spread some cheer this holiday season. So cozy up with a hot toddy or glass of eggnog and enjoy these compelling personalities. Happy holidays!
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Chatting with former ESPN hosts Jemele Hill and Cari Champion — who have launched a new show on VICE — felt like a conversation with my sisters. They’re bold and smart, and have a great friendship story and influential ideas about the role of Black women in society.
CNN’s Lisa Ling is one of the journalists I most admire. She had a lot to say about being on the cutting edge of journalism, but perhaps more surprising were the thoughts she shared on her own experience with motherhood and her advice to young women on the future of fertility.
My mom always said Maxine Waters was one of her favorite politicians, and now I know why: She’s fiery and fearless. In this episode, the longtime congresswoman gives us insight into the missteps of the pandemic and what the future might look like. She also shares her bold dream of ending poverty.
This NASCAR verteran is a multidivision champion and one of the longest-tenured active drivers in the sport. Kurt Busch talks about how the Black Lives Matter movement has opened his eyes and made him optimistic about the sport’s future. What’s next for NASCAR?
No one spreads Christmas cheer like this American Idol superstar. Jordin Sparks’s new Christmas album is the soundtrack to my holidays this year. You won’t stop smiling as she talks about her path to success and the special relationship she has with her son that inspires her music. Spark your Christmas spirit with this special episode.