Don't Alert The Stans is a music and pop-culture podcast with a marked focus on stan culture. Join your hosts Nic (@IAmNtyrell), Sope (@SopeSoetan) and Eden (@EedsMcKenzie) as they examine the trending topics of the week, new releases and mercilessly debate your favourite artists. Controversial and wild options aplenty, no artist is safe. This isn't for the faint-hearted or easily triggered. Get involved in the conversation at #DATSPOD
Welcome back to Don't Alert The Stans!
For this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Sharine Taylor. Based in Toronto, Taylor is an award-winning music + culture writer/critic of Jamaican origin. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, WePresent, Dazed, Nylon, Noisey, The FADER, Shondaland, Pitchfork, and many other notable publications.
Before commencing the episode’s usual proceedings, Eden takes time to shout out dear friend of the show Alex Holmes who’s just published his debut book ‘Time to Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection’.
Next up is a sprawling dissection of the intense hysteria around Lil Nas X’s controversy for ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’.
Rounding up the episode is an in-depth interview with Sharine where she elaborates on Jamaica’s cultural presence in Toronto, the role physical spaces and communities have played in the innovation and development of music from the West Indies, the commercialisation of dancehall, the inherently political origins of soca and more.
Please Note: This content may include explicit language and references which may not be suitable for young listeners.
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