Episode 43: ‘Summer of Soul’ and Other Essentials

Despite pandemic disruptions in the entertainment industry, it’s been a good summer so far for pop culture—especially Black culture, with significant new releases from some of our favorite creators.

In this special episode featuring our friend and film critic TT Stern-Enzi, we break down Summer of Soul, Questlove’s incredible documentary celebrating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival (the so-called Black Woodstock that was largely ignored by white America, until now), and share a few other favorites to see and hear.

The podcasters:

Click here for an NPR feature on Summer of Soul

Click here for “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross’ recent interview with filmmaker Questlove