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This is a Family Program

With a combined 165 years of watching TV the Chriesman family has finely tuned the ability to comment on TV together. On This is a Family Program Mom & Dad (Baby Boomers) and Jessica & Samantha (Millennials) are giving takes on TV, movies, pop culture, representation and diversity in the media landscape past and present. From Rugrats to Perry Mason this podcast spans the generations and offers a black perspective on some of your favorite shows. Find us online at

Jul 31, 2018

Samantha schools us on spinoffs in bonus material from our reboot episode.

Jul 25, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the problem with Apu and Khan, the prevalence of reboots and play entertainment trivia.

Media Matters

Matt Groening, Hari Kondabolu and Apu

Luc Besson

Living Single


Brady Bunch


Jul 16, 2018

In today's episode Samantha learns about Billy Dee Williams, SNL dominates the Emmy nominations, and Thailand gets the Hollywood treatment.

Lebron James 

Thailand Cave Movie

John Chu 

The Neighborhood

Billy Dee Williams

Black Actor in Star Wars

Tyler Perry

Full List of Emmy Nominees

Black Emmy...

Jul 14, 2018

Bonus Episode!

Bloopers from Episode 1, extra Media Matters, and our thoughts on game shows.

Chris Hardwick & Yvette Nicole Brown 

Captain Kirk...

Jul 10, 2018

Welcome to our first episode! In Media Matters, we discuss Monique vs. Lee Daniels and Lee Daniels vs. Damon Dash, Netflix’s new Strong Black Lead Campaign, how the new Academy invitees can affect the films nominated and we mourn two TV icons. Then we answer some questions for you to learn about us. Including a...