The Last Dope Intellectual

The Last Dope Intellectual (LDI) is an unapologetically radical Black web show hosted by Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Dr. Layla Brown and produced by Too Black. LDI covers a wide range of topics, including politics, current events, social media discourse, and knowledge production. The show is divided into a variety of segments, from “Shoot the Shit,” which features Dr. CBS and Dr. Brown discussing whatever is top of mind for them, to “History of the Present,” where the hosts discuss a Black radical quote and its relevance to the present, to “What I’m On,” in which the doctors discuss writing or research in progress and the accompanying struggles, issues, and accomplishments. #LDI also features interviews, book reviews, and opportunities for viewers to get advice from Dr. CBS and Dr. Brown. Be sure to tap in!


35 - Yannick Giovanni Marshall and the Falsehood of the Benevolent Colony

In episode thirteen of season two, co-hosts Dr. CBS and Dr. Layla Brown, starts by shooting the shit with producer, Too Black, about how a settler colony is a settler colony and how the US is not an exceptional colony. In her "Planting Thoughts" segment, Layla breaks down the Dracaena Fragrans - also known as the “corn plant” native to the tropical regions of Africa. For our interview, Dr. CBS, Dr. Layla Brown and Too Black, talk with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Knox College, Yannick Giovanni Marshall about his essays, voting, settler colonialism, organizational formation, and Africana Studies. For the Class in Session segment, Dr. CBS and Dr. Layla Brown interview Jorge Banuelos, a first-year doctoral student in the Religious Studies department at Yale University in the Religion & Modernity subfield. In Risse’s Writing Reflections, Dr. CBS discusses genres of writing, what do we choose and why. Tap in to this episode of LDI--and be sure to subscribe to the channel and consider becoming a Patreon!


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 2022-02-19  2h5m