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That Time We Celebrated Surviving 2021

December 17, 2021 - 29:31
We did it, Joe! We made it to the end of year and not going to lie, 2021 had us in the first half…and maybe the second half, too. But,...

That Time We Told Y'all To Check Out 'Okay, Now Listen'

November 18, 2021 - 1:00:06
This week, we're popping back into your feeds to share an extra special episode from one of our favorite pop culture rewind podcasts:...

That Time We Literally Looked Back At It 🍑 (feat. ✊🏾 Nikki Giovanni, Nichole Perkins, and Savala Nolan)

October 11, 2021 - 52:42
In our final episode of Season Two, we had to “end” it just right, by doing what we do best— looking back at it (aye!) — so we’re...

About The Show

Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.

More Episodes

That Time We Celebrated Surviving 2021

December 17, 2021 - 29:31
We did it, Joe! We made it to the end of year and not going to lie, 2021 had us in the first half…and maybe the second half, too. But,...

That Time We Told Y'all To Check Out 'Okay, Now Listen'

November 18, 2021 - 1:00:06
This week, we're popping back into your feeds to share an extra special episode from one of our favorite pop culture rewind podcasts:...

That Time We Literally Looked Back At It 🍑 (feat. ✊🏾 Nikki Giovanni, Nichole Perkins, and Savala Nolan)

October 11, 2021 - 52:42
In our final episode of Season Two, we had to “end” it just right, by doing what we do best— looking back at it (aye!) — so we’re...

That Time We Read U, Wrote U

October 4, 2021 - 41:10
Racers, start your engines ‘cause this week’s maxi challenge is gonna leave you gagging (don’t worry; that’s a good thing). Josh and...

That Time We Needed To 🗣GO LAY DOWN

September 27, 2021 - 37:05
This week, we’re taking a moment to breathe, shoop shoop, and exhale. Tracy and Josh explore mental health with our favorite therapist,...

That Time Y’all Played Too Much

September 20, 2021 - 44:50
It’s game night, so get your "Draw 4" cards ready 'cause it's about to go down! Josh and Tracy invite the very special and highly...