Welcome to Season 14. Despite another late start, the show is back thanks to T’Challa’s persistence. Neither of the hosts felt up for recording, but T’Challa had other ideas. Barry has another life-altering experience that has left him with a bad taste in his mouth, and LaToya is a terrible best friend who now frequently sends calls from Barry to voicemail.
It’s been weeks since the last episode, a trend for what feels like an unending season. Barry and T’Challa blame LaToya and she takes the opportunity to express her recent struggles with her mental health. Plus, she has a new job and is getting her first mammogram. Barry talks about the recent loss of his mother and his interest in changing his name. T’Challa lurks in the background and tells us about where he’d like to live.
Barry forces LaToya to record the show early. She reminds him that slavery has been abolished. T’Challa returns to the show and reminds us of how much we need him. LaToya and T’Challa debate whether or not Barry is a voyeur or something worse. The hosts discuss their number, although now it’s apparently called a body count. And LaToya urges Barry and T’Challa to get hip to The Social Dilemma.
It’s another unscripted, wholly organic episode of the show. Didn’t get enough talk about Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Want to know what shows the hosts are currently watching? T’Challa again joins in and asks his uniquely thought-provoking questions. And just when you thought you’d heard it all, Barry provides a mental picture that LaToya can’t erase.
LaToya talks about talking too much. Barry makes sure he’s a part of the conversation. It all results in a show that’s longer than they’d both anticipated. New recording software is used, but it’s clear that they both need to use headsets and to stop talking over each other. Breathe. The two chat about recent movies seen, social media, growing older, appropriate compliments men can give to women, black people culture, testing the dating waters and pseudonyms. Meet Beyonce, Miles, Gwen, Voldemort, Natasha, and Roxy! We’re sure there’s more, but you should listen for yourself. Pardon our technical difficulties; we’re just getting back on the horse!