This week, we're honoured to be joined by Angie Jones and Ash Coleman to discuss one of the most important films of recent times, Hidden Figures. It's a heartwarming tale of three women overcoming terrible systemic prejudices, though it's bittersweet as we talk through how many of its stories are still prevalent today.
Our guests take us on a deep-dive through some important cultural talking-points, including how we educate children about race issues, how feminist movements tend to favour white women, how we can shift a community's mentality, and the labeling of so-called "Social Justice Warriors".
Within the workplace, we look at why companies struggle with diversity and inclusion (D&I), how D&I problems can become business problems, the hallmarks of effective leaders, and how bold young women are leading the way.
We also finally get our toes wet in the "manual vs automation" debate, and we welcome our first ever feline guest to the show!
Note: News about Google's alleged "anti-diversity" paper was breaking at the time of recording; the leaking of the paper (and subsequent fallout) came some days later.
YouTube trailers for films referenced in this episode:
Next time, we'll be taking our first dive into the world of 80s action movies, as we pick apart the brilliant madness of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1985 movie COMMANDO!
Intro music: Hans Zimmer - Katherine
Outro music: Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams - I See A Victory