Reid This/Reid That is a podcast hosted by two play cousins who happen to be professional journalists that you may have heard of... or not. Anywho, we cover pop culture, politics and black girl magic all while having fun.
Joy Ann & Jacque are finally back from their mini hiatus! The play cousins discuss Jay Z/NFL, what’s up now with Isiah Washington, and all this fried chicken sandwich drama. And then Aunt Vi herself, actress Tina Lifford stops by to discuss Queen Sugar and Internal Fitness.
The play cousins reunite and Joy Ann realizes her life is consumed with trump. Meanwhile, Jacque submits proof that Alexa is alive. The ladies do a lightening round of hot topics, talking Cardi B luvs Bernie, Fear The Walking Dead and, (Princess) Meghan Markle’s gig with British Vogue. Plus guest Alysia Reiner talks OITNB and her life of activism.
Cousin Jacque is away this week, so our favorite adopted cousin, Chris Witherspoon, is sitting in with Joy Ann. They talk Joy Ann’s fab book party the night before, her Emmy nomination and they relish in trashing the Kardashians for no real reason.
It’s cocktails and complaints from the play cousins this week as they talk flight etiquette, germs and those cancerous gel manis. The brilliant Mike Muse drops by to talk 2019 Emmy nominations and all things entertainment. And the senseless hate for Kanye and the Kardashians continues.
The play cousins talk Essence fest, the little black mermaid and that tennis great named Coco. They also welcome writer E. Jean Carroll to talk accusing trump of sexual assault and the rise girl power.
A video crew drops by to record Joy Ann signing her new book and Jacque preps for her vacay. And honorary cousin, Chris Witherspoon, drops by to break down all the greatness of Mary J Blige, Lizzo and more at the BET Awards
The play cousins break down the pains of moving in NYC and the proper ways to wear a wig. And the great Marc Lamont Hill stops by and finds him self in a rap battle of sorts with Joy Ann “Thug Life” Reid. He also shares details on his new BET show “Black Coffee” and his book store in Philly.
The play cousins are back together! Joy Ann shares details on her trip to London with Trump... sort of. Jacque has lots to tell about her trip to see family in Kentucky. And the ladies discuss the continued fall out from When They See Us.
This week, honorary play cousin and show favorite Chris Witherspoon sits in for London bound Joy Ann. Jacque and Chris welcome special guest, Michael Boatman of The Good Fight. They talk the shows growing popularity, being part of of mostly Black cast, and representing gay culture on Spin City.
The play cousins are back after Joy Ann's health scare! Jacque shares her preferred ending to Game of Thrones while Joy Ann gives us the inside scoop to her first appearance on The Wendy Williams Show! The Black List actor Amir Arison stops by to talk diversity in the industry and gives an impression that blows the ladies away.
In the midst of the recent insanity coming out of Alabama and Missouri the play cousins look for clarity with all round incredible lady Liz Winstead. She gives us the details we all need to know on the GOP's ongoing attack on women's reproductive rights and tells us how we can fight back. And we try to make sense of this Game of Thrones mess.
The play cousins break down the latest episode of Game Of Thrones, and welcome (Prince) Archie. Joy Ann brings in an advanced copy of her latest book and reveals she never spanked her kids. Cousin Jacque is preparing for a big announcement next month. And The Fashion Queen, Bevy Smith, breaks down everything Met Gala.
Spoiler Alert! Play cousins Joy & Jacque share their thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones episode! They also dive into Taylor Swift's controversial marching band performance, the tragic death of John Singleton, and more!
Entertainment Correspondent and honorary cousin, Chris Witherspoon sits in for Joy Ann. He and Jacque break all the latest on Wendy Williams, Jussie Smollett, and of course Game of Thrones! Also Tony Award winner Nikki James stops by to speak on her new show Proven Innocence.
Jacque is back from the Joyner cruise and gives us all the tea... including getting a hug from the one and only Janet Jackson! Also special guest, Avi Nash from The Walking Dead (Siddiq) stops by and blows the cousins away with the revelation that he is indeed family.
As Jacque is away on a work cruise, pop culture extraordinaire Chris Witherspoon joined Joy Ann to dish the tea of the week! They discussed all things from Megan McCain’s meltdown to the Nipsey Hussle funeral, the latest on Wendy Williams and more!
Cousin Joy Ann gives us details on slaying on the NAACP Image Awards red carpet and everything behind the scenes. And Cousin Jacque eats a huge slice of humble pie. The ladies talk the legacy of Nipsey Hussle and Nyambi Nyambi from The Good Fight stops by.
Film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins Jacque and Joy Ann as they dig deep into the hidden meanings and Easter eggs in Jordon Peele’s new movie ‘Us’. They also discuss The Walking Dead and the latest with Jussie Smollett.
Media Maven Jemiliah Lemieux stops by and shares the details of her new normal family, which caught Joy Ann and Jacque off guard, but they could not help but celebrate the maturity required. Jemiliah also shares her thoughts on the new movie “Us”, and the latest with R Kelly.
Finally, the aunties break down the first few episodes of The Walking Dead and bond over their hatred of Henry. Attny MIdwin Charles is back to break down the combined audacity and stupidity of the elite college admissions scandal.
The play cousins are joined by entertainment journalist, producer, and creator Chris Witherspoon to break down that R Kelly/Gail King interview. And the cousins take sides on the legitimacy of the ‘Leaving Neverland’ doc. And the aunties elevate their wine game with the help of The Wine God, Mozel Watson.
The play cousins discuss just about everything as they welcome cultural critic, New York Times best selling author and tech genius Luvvie Ajayi. Luvvie is on a mission to make the Motherland our primary travel destination. The ladies also discuss that Cohen testimony, Jussie, R Kelly and #OscarsSoBlack.
The play cousins join Queen Bey and her King in celebrating Princess Meghan. And of course almost the entire show is dedicated to dissecting the Jussie Smollett case. Special guest, legal analyst Midwin Charles, helps Joy Ann and Jacque examine every angle of the situation, including what Olivia Pope would do to fix it.
It’s been a busy news week and the play cousins have much to discuss... include a new RKelly video, trump’s fake national emergency, that Michael Jackson HBO doc and how mad the aunties still are at J Lo, especially Jacque. And find out how the ladies celebrate Valentine’s day.
Brilliant comedian Roy Wood Jr is back and has the cousins near passed out from laughter. We talk JLo possibly hosting the Grammy’s upcoming Motown tribute, The Fyre Fest documentary, and that Candy Man who sold drugs.
Joy Ann and Jacque also share their frustrations with medical insurance companies and break down the Super Bowl halftime show.
The Aunties are busier than ever.
Joy-Ann talks future plans for her upcoming book, which is expected to be released this summer, and Jacque is fine tuning her schedule for Super Bowl . They also discuss Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential run, Trump’s S.O.T.U. speech plans, and the Oscar nominations.
The Aunties break down Pelosi vs Trump as the government shutdown continues. The also talk about the importance of getting to the doctor for routine check ups. And of course, the latest on the fall of R Kelly.
The Aunties hit the ground running in 2019. Joy Ann takes us behind the scenes of her one on one with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Jacque shares why she did not end up covering the Golden Globes red carpet AND breaks down what went wrong with the show. The ladies also did into the R Kelly docuseries that could be the final nail in the coffin of the singer’s career.
Just 5 shopping days until Christmas and the play cousins make time to stop by the studio to commiserate about the stress of the holiday season. Since Jacque and Joy-Ann work at 30 Rock, they will take you behind the curtain of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. And the ladies break down some of the top stories of 2018.
The Aunties are back together after Joy Ann’s trip to the Motherland. Joy Ann has amazing stories to tell about celeb spotting and learning more about her estranged father. Jacque continues prepping for The Globes.
Cousin Chris Witherspoon is back and sitting in for Joy Ann this week. Chris and Jacque breakdown Golden Globe nominations and question what happened to all the black candidates in TV categories. They also talk about spending time with fam vs going solo for Christmas. And all the shade at the GHWB funeral.
The cousins return happy and full after Thanksgiving feasting. They Winedown about the holiday, The Walking Dead and Joy Ann’s new hair do. Also living legend Judith Jamison stops by to talk about the 60th season of Alvin Ailey dance.
The Aunties are back after a two week break. Joy Ann shares her struggles with the vegan challenge, while Jacque decided to enlist a mediator to save a friendship. They also talk The Walking Dead, midterms and Kim Porter.
The play cousins discuss a vegan night on the town. They also have some rewrites for The Walking Dead team. And Broadway diva LaChanze stops by to talk playing Donna Summer in a new musical and why vocal lessons are her secret weapon.
The lovable Omar J. Dorsey, who plays Hollywood on Queen Sugar, joins the play cousins in the studio and he instantly becomes family. He talks Queen Sugar, Oprah, Aunt Vy, but the best moment is when Omar and Jacque realize they grew up literally around the corner from one another in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, GA! You don’ t want to miss this one
The aunties invite a wine expert to the studio to learn more about vino. Their guest is the owner of Harlem’s Popette wine store, who shares a inspiring story of how he went from stocking to being the boss.
Cousin Jacque is joined in-studio by special guest-host and honorary Reid, Chris Witherspoon to talk the importance of good therapy, if Omarosa earned her "black card" back, Madonna's Aretha Franklin tribute, and Queen Sugar and Love Is season finales.
Legendary singer Nona Hendyx graces the studio with her "funkadelic" flare.
Cousin Joy Ann is back in the RTRT studio and breaks down her Omarosa interview last week for AM Joy interview. The ladies also give us the details of the Black Girls Rock experience. And singer/actress Mýa stops by to talk about her 13th studio album, her vegan wine business and being locked and loaded.
Jacque is devastated after overlooking a very important homegoing e-invite; as the Aunties realize they need to step up their tech game.
The cousins dissect the NYT anonymous OP-ED and Joy Ann reveals who she thinks is behind it. The ladies also celebrate the phoenix-rising of Geoffrey Owens and celebs needing privacy.
And it’s a family reunion when Senior Fashion Editor Tiffany Reid stops by to talk fashion month, the fall of NYFW, and the Reid family tree.
Joy-Ann makes it back from D.C. just in time, as Jacque nurses a hangover --swearing it's the last. Both ladies side-eye Serena's injustice, while still celebrating Naomi Osaka's win; and giving a nod to Phillip Michael Thomas' epic contribution to the Arts.
The aunties also catch up with The April Ryan and talk about her new book, covering Trump and her beef with Omarosa.
Jacque is tempted to ask guest Sanaa Lathan an uncomfortable question; Joy-Ann talks her 2-week binge diet, as she preps for cousin Jacque's vegan challenge.
The aunties discuss the lack of diversity at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards; The NFL’s tone-deaf Superbowl halftime show choice and the latest in Judge Kavanaugh alleged sexual assault situation.
The sleeping journey continues for Joy-Ann; and both Aunties discuss the wrong place and time for fan selfies. Jacque vows never to run up on Samuel L. Jackson.
Grammy-nominated singer, Marsha Ambrosius talks people butchering her name, motherhood, altering her sweet tooth and having "butterflies" working with Michael Jackson!
Joy-Ann talks being annoyingly quirky behind the scenes at AM Joy and Jacque thinks she is spiritually connected to an Atlanta handyman for the next 90 days.
The aunties discuss Kanye's mental health, Matt Damon’s Brett Kavanaugh impression on SNL and Rick’s final season on The Walking Dead.
The cousins delight in the return of The Walking Dead, but continue to disagree over the worthiness of the departing Rick Grimes. They also, discuss the ongoing Trump/Kanye bromance. And the film legend and all around bad-ass Pam Grier stops by to talk BrownSugar.com.
The cousins share not so fond memories of the New York Subway and detail their plans if they win the lottery. Also, gospel great BeBe Winans stops by to talk about his new single, signing Korean Soul and heading to Broadway.
Joy Ann shares shocking real life ghost encounters from her childhood and present day, and Jacque can’t handle it. The cousins discuss Megyn Kelly possibly moving on from NBC and black faced straw that broke the camels back. And activist and women’s march organizer
Tamika Mallory joins the aunties in studio and breaks down the need to get black people and white women to do the right thing come midterms.
Jacque becomes Captain Save on the D Train. Joy pays homage to her favorite cousin and talks almost performing in a cousin's Do-wop band.
The cousins discuss a morsel of hope in Handmaid's Tale finale (spoiler alert), the dangers of the SCOTUS nomination, and Kylie Jenner's Forbes cover.
Chris Witherspoon (and his eyebrows) guest-host with cousin Jacque and foolishness ensues. First, there is the no holds barred recapping of the BET Awards. Then, among other things, they talk about the moment queen Oprah did a Handmaid’s Tale cameo.
Finally, we get a professional in the studio to focus on Cousin Joy Ann’s insomnia. We dig deep into the history of Joy Ann’s sleep issues, define causes and explore possible remedies. And yes, there is wine!
Jacque is stressing about over-packing and needs therapy, while Joy-Ann is preparing to speak at her youngest son's graduation.
The cousins celebrate Madison's death on FEAR TWD, talk Me Too defendants getting due process and Tiffany Haddish getting backlash from Sanaa Lathan's parents for "bite-gate".
Chris Witherspoon also joins The Reid's to discuss the summer's hottest shows with black leads!
Jacque and Joy-Ann debate Kim Kardashian's meeting with pres. Trump; celebrating their hatred for Fear TWD's Madison Clark and side-eyeing Serena Williams haters while challenging beauty "standards".
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins the "cousins" in-studio discussing the rise of suicide rates and mental illness.
The "cousins" gleefully recap the most soulful Royal wedding and tearfully break down the sexual harassment allegations against God, aka Morgan Freeman.
Jacque & Joy-Ann also talk evicting grown-ass kids and the NFL's (Trump) new kneeling policy.
Joy-Ann tries to convince her daughter skip graduation to cover the royal wedding; Jacque is making sure her black doesn't crack!
The cousins also talk Fear TWD, deciding the cocktails for their early morning royal wedding coverage, and being sick and tired of being sick and tired!!
The cousins are back! Jacque discusses the TJMS Fantastic Voyage and Joy-Ann shares a update on her son's speedy recovery from a injury.
The ladies also talk 'This is America', canceling R.Kelly, Melania stealing from Michelle Obama- again and racial profiling.
Chris Witherspoon joins Jacque in-studio talking Joy-Ann's haters, Avenger: Trinity War's snoozy review and Jacque's #MuteRKelly follow-up.
The two also discuss Bill Cosby's guilty verdict, Meek Mill jail release and Kanye West certifiably being in the "sunken place".
PR extraordinaire Marvet Britto joins Jacque and Joy Ann in-studio to tackle the latest on the Starbucks boycott controversy.
The cousins also Joy Ann’s mom guilt and Jacque’s involvement in a Twitter beef. And of course we talk Scandal ending and Fear The Walking Dead beginning.
The ladies talks Joy-Ann's viral "h&m" drag, Killer Mike falling short on AM Joy and the rise of Fear the Walking Dead and #TWD finale.
Toure' joins the "cousins" in-studio and shots fired between him and Jacque! The trio also talks Beychella and all things Prince.
Black Girls Rock! founder, Beverly Bond joins Jacque and Joy-Ann in studio discussing the importance of representation for young girls, her annual award show, and summer camp.
In addition, Jacque explains walking out of Acrimony and both "cousins" are not here for Roseanne's show reboot or her bizarre antics in real-life.
Jacque surprises Joy-Ann with the infamous vegan burger and turns out-- it's tasty! The cousins eagerly talk "bite-gate", Stormy Daniels spanking Trump, the significant impact of March For Our Lives and Killer Mike getting it all wrong.
Joined by returning guest, Chris Witherspoon and new "cousin" Jarrett Hill, the Reid ladies talk #TWD x #fearTWD correlation; the Austin Bombings; Donald Trump bracing for Sunday's 60 minute "Storm", as his Junior's past tryst finally catches up with him
Jacque’s stomach has something to say about a special vegan burger;Joy-Ann sheds light on Survivor: White House Edition and white women being tired of Trump. Both ladies weigh in on Craig Mack's death and his apparent link to a cult- TF?
The Reid ladies are joined by honorary "cousin" Chris Witherspoon as a guest-host. They talk about that Rachael Dolezal's Netflix documentary, #OscarsSoBlack, and wonder who the hell decided to release A Wrinkle In Time so close to Black Panther??! Of course there are waaaaay to many cocktails, and a reenactment from the Oscar Red Carpet... cue the shade.
The Reid cousins are still in Wakanda. Jacque talks BlackPantherApollo and being moved to tears; Joy-Ann's Nigeria garb finally arrived, so she is off to the movies, again- just not the theatre in Harlem. The two talk Black Panther haters and hope for the success of 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Joy celebrates 21 years of marriage and reveals her husband was her first (and only) post-college boyfriend.
The Reid "cousins" winedown after a long week and Jacque shares her horrific Wakanda experience at the the Magic Johnson theatre in Harlem; while Joy-Ann unplugged from the world and simply enjoyed being a couch potato.
The ladies talk Black Panther’s astonishing worldwide box office numbers, Fergie's National Anthem fail and Laura Ingraham's "Shut Up and Dribble" comment to Lebron James.
Joy-Ann and Jacque wine-down with actress Erika Alexander discussing her graphic novel series, the excitement of Black Panther and reasons why she is against a Living Single reboot.
The Reid cousins also talk the latest school shooting tragedy in Florida, the Obama portraits and the black-French figure skater receiving praise over her Beyoncé medley performance while wearing pants!
Jacque and Joy-Ann are back together and better than ever! Joined in the studio by Restaurant extraordinaire, Alexander Smalls, and Martini & Rossi brand ambassador, Colin Asare-Appiah; the ladies are popping bottles and learning how to make the perfect frank?!
Joy-Ann talks attending fashion week and backsliding on her weight loss, while Jacque experiences her first drag show- can you say fabulous?!
Where in the world is Joy-Ann Reid? Honorary Reid, Chris Witherspoon, is our guest Co host. He and Cousin Jacque sit down with legendary artist Wyclef Jean in-studio. Wyclef talks gigging with Prince, going back on tour and how the music industry has changed. Jacque and Chris winedown discussing Jacque's GET OUT Birthday girl's trip. Chris is brainstorming ways to teach his young son authentic black history, without making him bitter.
Jacque & Joy-Ann wine-down with Fandango's Chris Witherspoon discussing 2018 Oscar Nominations, the overall significance of Get Out, and Mary J. Blige being homeless?? The trio also talk Hollywood's wage disparity against women of color and compare thoughts on Monique Vs Netflix?
The play cousins chat about their personal wellness journeys... Joy Ann updates her weight loss and Jacque is more committed to a vegan.
Jacque is extremely skeptical about getting the Flu shot; While Joy-Ann confirms she is a girther and simultaneously gets inducted into ShondaLand after the TGIT Queen retweeted Joy's epic clap back to a Trumper's nonsense on her weekend show.
The play cousins are joined in their new studio with both The Baylor Project, the 2x Grammy Nominated Husband-Wife Jazz Duo, The Baylor Project, and Life Coach Sharmayne Jenkins, getting lives together for two-thousand GREAT-teen!
The ladies catch up after having the month off and talk JoyAnn's epic birthday party-- just in case there is a nuclear holocaust; Jacque going vegan—except for her mother's holiday Chitlins; and Oprah in 20/20?
Me Too Founder, Tarana Burke joins the play cousins to discuss who got a seat at her table during the Golden Globes, #TimesUp, and Mainstream media's lack of empathy for women of color in the wake of the Hollywood Scandal and why we [frankly] shouldn't give a damn!
JoyAnn and Jacque are joined by returning guest, Chris Witherspoon, discussing JoyAnn's weave catastrophe and wig names; American Idol versus The Voice and their The Walking Dead weekly update and how they're both over Jesus… (not THE Jesus).
The trio talks the Omarosa wedding picture at the White House debacle, election formulas and historical wins; and is Tiffany Haddish really making history by hosting SNL??
Jacque and Joy-Ann "wine-down" without the wine discussing their crazy work week. Jacque hosted for Mika Brzezinski's celebrity infused "Know Your Value" Women's conference. Meanwhile, JoyAnn continues to receive Jacque's mail; been on a traveling frenzy hosting speaking engagements primarily discussing fake news and still needs an assistant.
They also talk the Briana Brochu case, Hollywood's glasshouse; dealing with workplace harassment, and Robert E. Lee being an evil man. Period.
Jacque and Joy-Ann are reunited and to feels so good. One of them has completely kicked Insomnia the other has it ever worse. Joy-Ann shares details on her recent trip to the USVI to report on the post hurricane devastation there. Jacque shares details on new movies and tv shows you need to watch. Last, but not least the one and only Kim Fields stops by the studio to talk about her new movie, sexual harassment in Hollywood and whether the ladies of Living Single are coming back to tv.
Jacque and Joy-Ann are joined by entertainment experts Chris Witherspoon and Blue Telusma to talk Black folks making their mark in front of and behind the camera on the small screen. The ladies also discuss where they are with the battle with Insomnia. Joy-Ann shares the juicy details of her most recent Twitter beef with Joe Walsh. In wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the ladies discuss whether the NRA will ever lose it’s control over the US government.
Actress Danielle Brooks is in the studio talking pretty bras, kicking it with Oprah and why she is hesitant to launch a music career despite her amazing vocal talent. Meanwhile, Jacque gets to the bottom of Joy-Ann squinting on tv and discovers Bikram yoga may be answer to her insomnia. The ladies also talk about the kneeling/NFL controversy and whether they would take the knee. And Joy-Ann shares what she did not get to ask Hillary Clinton in that recent interview she snagged (yaaaaay AM Joy!)
Joy-Ann and Jacque get to the bottom of Joy-Ann's Twitter beef that went viral, Hon-tee! The ladies weigh in on the Jemele Hill controversy and more hot topics. And our special guest, actor Lamman Rucker of Greenleaf, talks being a part of television's hottest shows and spills the tea on what Oprah is really like.
Jacque and Joy-Ann discuss Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, and why some people don’t evacuate. They also talk about the possibility of a Black woman becoming a member of the British royals and Black Girl Magic at the US Open. Fox News Host Eboni K. Williams stops by the studio to talk about confronting Trump and the death threats that followed. And Joy-Ann welcomes Jacque to the Insomniacs club.
Jacque and Joy-Ann welcome their brothers in the business, Ed Gordon, Jawn Murray and Don Lemon. They discuss Ed's controversial interview with Omarosa and the emotional toll covering race and hate takes on Black journalists.
Joy-Ann and Jacque talk about hair issues, Dave Chappelle and the latest Game Of Thrones. Also special guests Congresswoman Maxine Waters talks Trump and her love for Tupac, and the ladies dig deep into #noconfederate and Black Twitter with April Reign.
The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. joins Jacque and Joy-Ann to discuss hot topics Reclaiming My Time, Praise Dancing to Jay Z, Trump Phone Call Leaks and Politicon. Also actor Laz Alonzo stopped by to talk about his role in the powerful new movie Detroit and R Kelly interrupts the studio.
In Episode 4, Joy-Ann and Jacque discuss OJ’s release, how the struggle for well manicured nails is real and why you need to see the new movie Girls Trip. The Reid girls also get an education from the author of Black People’s Guide to Game of Thrones and this weeks celebrity game show host reveals her secret life as a Madame.