Episodes

6 episodes
  • Episode 1: Bryan Stevenson

    Nov 19, 2020

    Does justice have a soundtrack? Harvard-trained lawyer Bryan Stevenson has made it his mission to challenge racism in the criminal justice system. He’s the author of the best-selling book “Just Mercy” and was played by Michael B. Jordan in the movie of the same name. Stevenson and Common hold a fascinating conversation about life on death row, the role of music in inspiration, and the best way to bravely live a life that matters.

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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • Episode 2: Hasan Minhaj

    Nov 19, 2020
    Can humor make a difference? Comedian Hasan Minhaj has used his comedy to explore challenging issues from anti-Muslim violence to college admissions. Minhaj and Common explore the connection between comedy and rap, the importance of faith, and how to turn hurt into humor.
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    45 mins
  • Episode 3: Misty Copeland

    Nov 19, 2020
    Can art get you closer to God? Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland has danced alongside pop stars Prince and Taylor Swift, and is the first Black principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater. Copeland and Common discuss how to find your authentic voice in your work, the cultural history of Black women’s bodies and why making mistakes can set you free.
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    42 mins
  • Episode 4: Tiffany Haddish

    Nov 19, 2020

    Who taught you how to love? Tiffany Haddish is the star of the blockbuster movie “Girls Trip”, author of the bestselling book “The Last Black Unicorn”, and the hottest comic actress in Hollywood. She sits down with Common for an intimate, revealing conversation about learning how to love, why timing is everything in humor and in life, and why people that laugh the most live the longest.

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    50 mins
  • Episode 5: Mahershala Ali

    Nov 19, 2020

    What would you be willing to give up for one shot at success? Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has starred in such hit movies as “Moonlight”, “Green Book”, and “Hidden Figures". He talks to Common about why he risked his career to uphold his values, the role faith plays in his art, and how hip-hop paved the way to his acting career.

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    45 mins
  • Episode 6: Nas

    Nov 19, 2020
    What’s the first song that touched your soul? Nas is widely considered one of the greatest rappers in hip-hop history. Common and Nas talk about the musicians who inspired them, what it takes to stoke the fires of inspiration, and Nas answers the question of what he would do “If I Ruled the World.”
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    49 mins