Look under your seat… it’s a new show! We’re taking you back to weekdays at 4pm with Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Riguer, two historians, best friends, and Oprah obsessives. Now, it’s time to pour through the archives to relive and rehash the most iconic episodes from the decades-long run of the Oprah Winfrey Show. From book club controversies to diet fads and wars with the meat industry, conversations about police brutality and sexuality… and of course big giveaways… YGAP! will treat Oprah as the historical, social, and political force that she is — and have have lots of fun. A...
PR Staff • PodcastReview.org • Apr 14, 2022
"Jackson and Riguer are both academics and take a critical approach to analyzing Oprah’s impact, but the tone of the show is also upbeat, lighthearted, and full of infectious laughter (the two are good friends and both self-declared Oprah enthusiasts). If there is a scholarly equivalent to fangirling, Oprahdemics is it, and it is a blast to tune into."
Nicholas Quah • Vulture • Apr 6, 2022
"It’s a strong start. Jackson and Rigeur are able to pack a stunning amount of information and insight into a 45-minute conversation that feels a lot brisker than that. It says a lot not only about their pedagogical strengths, but also about the fun, lively chemistry of their friendship. Oprahdemics is broadly reverent to its subject, which is absolutely justified. At the same time, there are aspects of the Oprah phenomenon that demand scrutiny...After all, true appreciation involves the consideration of a person in their full complexity, warts and all."
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