MC: Nice. The Daily, never heard of it.

LG: Yeah. It’s The New York Times‘ daily news podcast. So actually I should say, “Hmm. Interesting you’ve never heard of it.”

MC: Thanks for the recommendation.

LG: Mike, what’s your recommendation?

MC: So I’m going to recommend a movie that I heard about for the first time on Black Twitter, it is a documentary it’s called the Summer of Soul. It is on Hulu and it is a music documentary about the 1969 Harlem Music Festival. This is a music festival that has long been referred to as Black Woodstock, it’s a little bit of a misnomer because it was actually multiple days over the summer of 1969. But it was a big concert in the park, in Harlem, everybody came out for it like Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, the list of names of people who played it is just fantastic. And there’s some great footage of living legends like Mavis Staples singing with Mahalia Jackson, there’s modern day talking head footage of people who were there and people who were involved and just people who have grown to love the music and are musicians now. Directed by Questlove.

LG: Nice.

MC: Drummer from The Roots, now he’s a film director, he-

LG: Also, WIRED event DJ and has graced our cover and he’s the name of one of our conference rooms here.

MC: That’s right, we have a conference room named after Quest. And he’s on Twitter a lot and there was a lot of discussion about this movie on Twitter and I saw the trailer for the first time on Twitter and when I watched it, I was watching it right as it dropped, it dropped a few weeks ago, so I was having discussions about it on Twitter while I was watching it, it was a great experience. Anyway, fantastic movie, it’s on Hulu so if you have Hulu you may have seen ads for it and you may have been like, man, maybe that’s not for me, trust me, it’s for you, it’s amazing. You get to see-

JP: Before watching it I don’t think I’ve ever seen a young Stevie Wonder play the drums, I was blown away, it was mind blowing, it’s so good.

MC: Actually that’s one of the things that happened on Twitter, people were like, wow, Stevie, you can play the drums, I’m like, hey, hang on a second, Stevie can play the piano, he can play the drums, he can play the bass, he can play the harmonica, he can play any synthesizer made, he can sing better than anybody and he’s blind, can’t see a thing, he produces his own records too.

JP: What can’t Stevie Wonder do?

MC: Oh man. So yeah, you got to see it, it’s fantastic.

LG: It sounds amazing.

MC: Watch Stevie rip. All right. Well that’s our show, Jason, thank you for joining us, it’s a pleasure to have you.

LG: Thank you Jason.

JP: I had the best time. Thank you guys so much.

MC: You can find Jason’s three parts saga, “A People’s History of Black Twitter,” on, look for the link in the show notes. Thanks to everybody for listening, if you have feedback you can find all of us on Twitter. This show is produced by Boone Ashworth. Goodbye, we will be back next week.

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