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Latest Episodes

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,...

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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.

More Episodes

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...

That Time Music Videos Made Us Want to Emote in the Rain

September 13, 2021 - 45:19
Welcome to the Fifty-Eleventh Back Issue Video Music Awards! Join Josh and Tracy as they honor their favorite music videos of the ‘90s...

Introducing: 9/12

September 8, 2021 - 07:55
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From...