Aida Rodriguez On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Aida Rodriguez On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actress, director, producer, writer, podcaster, and activist:

AIDA RODRIGUEZ

Here’s what they got into:

  • The two comedians that she has drawn the most inspiration from
  • Love for conscious hip hop and her son knowing the words to “Luchini”
  • Being teased over her name and embracing it after learning it’s history
  • Colorism and nativism within Black and Latinx communities
  • Calling out those posing as agents of change, while failing to deliver
  • Tensions of Dominicans and Puerto Ricans rooted in white supremacy
  • The comedy event to raise funds for Puerto Rico’s hurricane recoveries
  • Thanking Aida for not listening to those who told her not to do the interview
  • Why online hate she has experienced herself actually drives her
  • Aida’s op-ed she wrote for the LA Times about her childhood
  • Advice for single mothers who aren’t getting help from co-parents
  • An intense discussion with a guest on The Young Turks over abortion
  • The hypocrisy of those who critique her use of heavy topics
  • Being shamed over the dress she wore at “Last Comic Standing”
  • Traveling to the Dominican Republic to spend time with her father
  • Her “Fighting Words” special held at the food stamp building in the Bronx
  • Aida’s work as a director for two episodes of “Entre nos”
  • Highlighting the genius of Dominican comedian, Ian Lara
  • Showing love for Donald Glover and what he did with, “Atlanta”
  • Being criticized online for her use of the term “unhoused”
  • Breaking down her line of “ain’t nothing scarier than a dick you don’t want”
  • Breaking down her line of men should have to own their own dicks
  • What’s next for Aida Rodriguez

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