Aldis Hodge: Race in America and the Entertainment Industry
If you missed Aldis Hodge's classic 10,000 NOs origin story episode from last week, you can listen to it here. Today’s episode was unplanned. When Matt and Aldis sat down, one of the first questions Matt asked was “what’s the biggest ‘no’, literal or proverbial, that you’ve had to overcome?” This led to what we deemed to be a stand-alone conversation about race in America and, particularly, in the film and television industry. Without holding back, Aldis brings truth, courage, humor, thoughtfulness and an articulate perspective on what he, and other minorities are forced to live through unbeknownst to others who do not share their ethnic background. Matt weighed in, from the perspective of his background, ethnicity and experiences as a white man in the world, and this industry. What followed is the conversation you are about to hear: two friends, colleagues, cast-mates trying to understand one another’s experience and find some answers amidst the large and difficult questions that arise around this hot-button topic.
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