"Let's Review": Are celebrities obligated to be role models?
Let’s Review is a new podcast from Michigan Radio focused on current events, pop culture, identity, and the tricky art of navigating life.
Each episode has two parts. In “Let’s Review,” Kim and Jenn propose a thematic topic. Sometimes they talk to a special, knowledgeable guest to get to the heart of why the topic is important.
In part two of our show, “For Your Review,” Jenn and Kim give you recommendations for theme-related reading, viewing, listening, etc. Cultural and political observation should come with productive suggestions for moving the conversation forward. That’s why this is a podcast with homework.
In the first episode of Let’s Review, Kim and Jenn ask some important questions about role models, celebrity, and whether African-Americans have a duty to use their platform for bigger causes.
Here are the questions Jenn and Kim discuss in this episode:
- Are people in the public eye, particularly people of color, automatically role models because they are so visible?
- Are athletes obligated to use their fame as a platform to speak out about social issues?
Our guest for this episode is Dhani Jones. He’s a quintessential Renaissance Man. He played football for the National Football League for eleven years. He’s hosted a travel show, one we highly recommend, called Dhani Tackles the Globe for the Travel Channel. And he’s used his platform to start BowTie Cause, a unique philanthropy tool that generates awareness and funds for charities nationwide.
For show notes and recommendations for your review, visit the Let's Review Meidum site.