The 25 Episode 18: Jesse Williams, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’, and ‘Pokémon Go’
The CaPC 25 is back after a two week hiatus to fill the 19th slot on the ever growing list. This week find’s Jesse Williams BET Awards speech pitted agains J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy, and Pokémon Go.
Jesse Williams, a former public school teacher turned actor on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy has been at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. Awarded the Humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, his 4 min speech left those who watched it both in person and via streaming agape at the passion and delivery of his speech regarding the status of Black Lives Matter movement.
JD Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy is juxtaposed against the Black Lives Matter movement with the white working class portrayed by J.D. Vance. The former Marine and Yale Law School graduate who is now an executive in Silicon Valley is a self-identified hillbilly who great up in poverty and the shadow of steel mills within Appalachian culture. Bringing much needed awareness of the diversity found within the “white” culture, Hannah brings this book to the table.
Jonathan takes a back seat from hosting duties to bring Pokémon Go, the mobile game from Niantic and Nintendo that has taken the world by storm seemingly overnight. The ability to form community with random people around a common purpose almost instantly is the reason the game has been nominated.
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You can follow our guests on Twitter:
- Hannah Anderson – @sometimesalight
- Tyler Burns – @burns23
The CaPC 25 for 2016:
- me_IRL (subreddit)
- That Dragon Cancer (Video Game)
- The X-Files (TV)
- The Witness (Video Game)
- Darkest Dungeon (Video Game)
- The People vs. OJ Simpson (TV)
- Better Call Saul (TV)
- The Golden State Warriors (NBA Team)
- The Art of Organized Noize (Movie)
- Driverless Cars
- Christianity Today’s The Church
- Beyoncé 2016
- You Are What You Love by by James K. A. Smith (Book)
- Vinland Saga (Comic)
- Star Wars Rebels (TV)
- Muhammad Ali
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Bill Cunningham