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Remember The Audacity of Daytime Talk Shows? (Feat. Sherri Shepherd)

Remember The Audacity of Daytime Talk Shows? (Feat. Sherri Shepherd)

Back Issue - November 9, 2020 - 56:55

Give Me A Break, You Ain't No Ricki LakeThis week, Josh and Tracy take you through the world of daytime talk shows and unpack the fun, the messy, and the hard-to-reconcile parts of shows like Ricki Lake, Oprah, Jerry Springer, and Jenny Jones. Then, they sit down with Sherri Shepherd, Emmy-winning former host of ‘The View,’ to discuss why being on that show was the best and most painful experience of her career and what it was like to sit between Rosie and Elisabeth during that unforgettable split-screen showdown.Additional Material By: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Distribution/ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, ABC/Disney, The Smoking Gun, and CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Senior Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.