Yes, Girl!
Yes, Girl!
At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher. 
Ruth E. Carter Teaches Us How To Dress Like Royalty
Two months into 2021, and we're still at home, but we know we're not the only ones. At least we have streaming, food delivery, and podcasts (wink, wink) to keep us company. Speaking of streaming...lately, our Friday nights have been spent watching 90's and early 00's re-runs. That's why we're beyond excited for the return of Coming to America (available on Amazon Prime March 5th). It's the best of both worlds - old-school nostalgia and new content for the weekend. To get us in a regal state of mind, Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, stopped by (virtually of course), to give Cori and Charli some tips, and share anecdotes about her 30-plus year career, styling some of our favorite celebrities for the most iconic movies. NOTE: This episode is sponsored by Crown Royal So, what's your favorite moment from the original Coming to America? Let us know, and be sure to use #yesgirlpodcast. Yes Girl Hosts: Cori Murray (@corimurray) + Charli Penn (@charlipenn) Bookings: Cori Murray + Charli Penn Audio: Anthony Frasier (@anthonyfrasier) Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)
Feb 25, 2021
25 min
Tessa Thompson and Aja Naomi King Spread Love (and Style) The Christmas Way
Bellas, we're back...well for a quick moment. It's been a while since we got together and we've missed you. Although 2020 has been a roller coaster of highs and lows, we had to end the year, and our podcast season, with some love. Actresses Tessa Thompson and Aja Naomi King (virtually) stopped by to reminisce on vintage Black excellence and share about their upcoming movie, Sylvie's Love (available on Amazon Prime December 23rd). Plus Cori and Charli say "see ya' 2020" and share their final quarantine thoughts for the year. Wanna share your goodbye message to 2020? Be sure to use #yesgirlpodcast.
Dec 17, 2020
55 min
Janelle Monae Talks Rest As Resistance For Black Women
This week, we’re talking to singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and actress...THE Electric Lady herself -- Janelle Monae (@janellemonae), whose new movie Antebellum is out now on-demand. She chats with hosts, Cori Murray (@corimurray) + Charli Penn (@charlipenn) about why it’s time for Black women to put their capes down, and rest for a moment, even when a revolution is happening. Share your thoughts on social using #yesgirlpodcast.
Sep 26, 2020
27 min
Yes, Girl! Tributes Chadwick Boseman, The King
There has been and will be no one like him. On this special encore episode which originally aired on December 6, 2019, Cori and Charli spoke with the late Chadwick Boseman and 21 Bridges cast mate Stephan James , gleaning gems about his method and finding laughs along the way. Rest in power, King.
Sep 20, 2020
33 min
Do You Know How To Chase Your Passion?
This episode of Yes, Girl! Podcast is an #UnBossed Podcast Takeover! *Cue the airhorns!* Our ESSENCE Podcast Network sister, Marquita Harris had a very real conversation with Monika Johnson, Associate Vice President at Nationwide and Patrice Johnson, CEO of Seek Wisdom Find Wealth about what it means to find and purse your passions and how to pivot when things (like a global pandemic) happen out of nowhere. Get into it and let us know what you think #UnBossedPodcast #YesGirlPodcast
Sep 17, 2020
36 min
Tamron Hall Teaches Us How To Bet On Ourselves!
Broadcast news and daytime talk royalty Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) is here! And she breaks down what it means to be a trailblazer in journalism, why being raised by a village was so important for her, and what it really means to bet on yourself as a Black woman. Let us know what you think using #YesGirlPodcast on social!
Sep 15, 2020
37 min
John David Washington Casually Saves The World & We Head To THE PYNK With Nicco Annan!
THE John David Washington (@johndavidwashington) is here to talk all things The Tenet and building a legacy! Cori’s going to double-mask it and head to theaters to see it. And Nicco Annan (@alldaynicco) aka Uncle Clifford talks about everything from what strip clubs and church have in common to how good ARE strip club chicken wings? Get into this ki-ki! And hit us up on social to let us know what you think! #YesGirlPodcast
Sep 11, 2020
53 min
How Angelica Ross Gets Her GLOW!
Businesswoman. Trans rights activist. Actress. Author. She does it all and she looks good while doing it. On this episode, Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) aka Miss Ross spilled the deets on her skincare and her spiritual practice as well as the beautiful advice Laverne Cox offered early in her career. *sigh* We just can’t get enough of her zen vibe.
Sep 3, 2020
48 min
Lecrae Takes Us Soul Searching!
On this episode, we have a real soul-stirring conversation with the one-and-only LECRAE (whose new album ‘Restoration’ is out now!) about everything from the weight of learning in public to that time Beyonce inspired him to base jump. If you need some words of wisdom to boost your spirit, you REALLY don’t want to skip this episode.
Aug 27, 2020
47 min
A Blackity Black Podcast Party With Yes, Girl! And The Nod!
When Black podcast hosts get together, you know it’s a love fest. This week’s guests Brittany Luse (@bmluse) and Eric Eddings (@ejeddings) hosts of the wildly popular podcast, “The Nod” talk about everything from their new Quibi show to what they hope to tell their children about the year 2020!
Aug 20, 2020
47 min
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