Podcast: What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito – Episode 9 (Ana Navarro)

The Former Political Strategist Discusses Political Polarization, Handling Internet Criticism, and Pop Culture Illiteracy in an Insightful Discussion


The Podcast:

Though they made their bones as tastemakers in the ’90s New York hip-hop scene, legendary DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia are equally conversant in a wide range of topics. In the latest episode of their new NPR podcast What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito, the dynamic duo interviews Ana Navarro, a political correspondent for CNN and a former strategist on the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. A fiercely proud member of the Republican-leaning Cuban immigrant community in Miami, Ana Navarro grew disillusioned with the Republican Party when it embraced the sexist and racist principles of Donald Trump. In the interview, Stretch and Bobbito speak with Ana about her immigrant experience, discuss her role as a commentator on CNN and CNN Español, and the problems with political polarization in America. With Ana Navarro, Stretch & Bobbito dig deeper than political ideology and find the common humanity that we all share.

As hosts of a cultishly beloved college radio show from 1990 to 1998, they helped buoy the careers of artists such as Jay-Z, Wu-Tan Clan, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, and many more. The radio show was the subject of the Netflix original documentary Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, directed by Bobbito himself. With “What’s Good,” hosted by NPR, Stretch and Bobbito will bring their signature wit and empathetic interview questions to brand new conversations with cultural movers and shakers in art, music, politics, and sports. Previous guests have included Stevie WonderChance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, Mahershala Ali, Vice TV’s Eddie Huang, actress/director Regina King, activist Linda Sarsour and Dave Chappelle, and upcoming episodes will feature even more incredible guests from the world of music, film, politics, and more. Last month, Stretch and Bobbito hosted a Reddit AMA, where they discussed their favorite emcees, the history of their classic radio show, their role as announcers for the classic video game NBA Street Vol. 2, and much more. Stretch & Bobbito recently made their first stop in a three-city podcast tour in Brooklyn with artist and designer Eric Haze and actress/activist Rosie Perez. Catch Stretch & Bobbito later this month in the final two stops on their tour in DC and Los Angeles.

Join Stretch and Bobbito on their live podcast tour in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

Tickets: NPRPresents.org

9/22 @ DC: Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés
9/27 @ LA: World-renowned tattoo artist Mister Cartoon

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?mt=2&id=1258270950

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