Back Issue

Remember When MTV Was That Girl? (Feat. Erika Clarke)

Remember When MTV Was That Girl? (Feat. Erika Clarke)

Back Issue - November 2, 2020 - 51:22

Young And Free, I Want My MTV!This week, Josh and Tracy are talking all things MTV. From ‘The Real World’ cinematic universe to the boom boom kacks of ‘Making The Band,’ they take you through the channel’s best (and messiest) moments. Then, they get a sense of what it was like to work there from Erika Clarke, a former MTV producer who spent 10 years working on iconic shows like ‘Cribs’ and ‘Diary’ (y’all, she worked on the Aaliyah episode!!!).Additional Material By: ViacomCBS, Walt Disney Television, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, J Records/Trans Continental/BMG, and CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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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.