Episode 3: Serena Williams vs. Beyoncé

January 26th 2017

ATTN: Staff

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Why does Serena Williams seem to get a harsher reaction from the public than Beyoncé? On this week's episode of "Got Your Attention," ATTN:'s Omri Rolan, Danielle DeCourcey, Sarah Gray, and Mike Vainisi delve into colorism — which is defined as discrimination against people with a darker skin color, especially within an ethnic or racial group.

We also discuss Aziz Ansari's "Saturday Night Live" monologue, the importance of local elections, Chelsea Clinton's defense of Barron Trump, and the global gag rule.

Podcast notes.

Read more about the stories we did (and didn't) talk about this week on "Got Your Attention."

What is the "Got Your Attention" podcast?

If you've ever wondered how the staff pitch and select the stories that you read or watch at ATTN:, we're giving you an inside listen. ATTN: Media is excited to announce "Got Your Attention," a podcast where ATTN: staffers compete to have their pitches accepted by our host — while also unpacking some of the week's most important headlines.

The game is simple: Three ATTN: staff members — Senior Social Trends Editor Omri Rolan, Staff Writer Danielle DeCourcey, and Senior Editor Sarah Gray — pitch their best stories to our host and Head of Editorial Mike Vainisi. If Mike picks their story, they get a point, and the four discuss the story.