WRITERS

The New + the Next

How Michaela Coel Tells Awkward Truths

The “I May Destroy You” star has served up the hottest show on TV by getting real.
News + Politics

Roxane Gay on Global Racism and Whether She’ll Hold Her Nose and Vote for Biden

The literary legend joined “The Carlos Watson Show” to share her pointed and personal thoughts.
News + Politics

What Was Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point?

Gladwell, who has become one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, bares all on the latest episode of “The Carlos Watson Show.
True Stories

The Daring Feminist Writer Who Inspired Manga

Nobuko Yoshiya was an influential storyteller who defied gender norms in early-20th-century Japan.
OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

This Hard-Partying, Cross-Dressing Explorer Lived the Writer’s Life

Isabelle Eberhadt ditched her European upbringing to embrace Islam and explore North Africa at the turn of the 20th century.
True Stories

The Convivial Call of Casual Racism

A party in the Hollywood Hills with a race-baiter goes very wrong.
True Stories

How Badly Does It Suck to Be 17? Janis Ian Knows

The best song about being a miserable 17-year-old was written by a miserable 17-year-old.
True Stories

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: How the Little House Books Shaped American Politics

This week's podcast takes a look at how America's libertarian politics got a boost from children's literature.
True Stories

How Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain Rescued Each Other’s Fortunes

Sometimes it takes two great writers to give birth to an incredible story.
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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Good Sh*t

This Rapper’s Book Club Is Uplifting Writers of Color

It started with a tweet, and then quickly grew to an online and IRL community of book lovers.
Around the World

She's Rewriting Western Fairy Tales for Muslim Children

Fawzia Gilani-Williams wants all kids to see themselves in classic stories.

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