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Remember When Girl Groups Were Everywhere? (Feat. Cindy Herron-Braggs)

Remember When Girl Groups Were Everywhere? (Feat. Cindy Herron-Braggs)

Back Issue - September 28, 2020 - 56:23

Turn the Radio On, Where Have All The Girl Groups Gone?This week, Tracy and Josh talk all things girl groups. From the diva-era of Motown to the holy trinities of the early aughts, they debate the biggest and baddest girl groups of all time, and discuss what they have meant for the culture. Then Cindy Herron-Braggs, founding member of En Vogue, joins to discuss their era-defining legacy, and the possible 90s group Verzuz of our dreams.This episode is dedicated to the memory of Karan Nevatia. May he and Left-Eye kick it everyday. Rest in Power, Karan.Additional Material By: Giant Records / Reprise Records, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, CBS Television Distribution, Bell Media, Nine Lives Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Zoo Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment, Instagram / Facebook, So So Def / Columbia Records, Planet / RCA Records, NBC Productions, Warner Bros., CW/Warner Bros, YG Entertainment, and Edel SE & Co. KGaA.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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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.