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Jay Ali, Keith David, The Haunting of Hill House

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L-R: Jay Ali // Zola (photo via Facebook) // The Haunting of Hill House (photo: Steve Dietl/
Netflix) // Everlane // Keith David (photo via MPI)

Geek Girl Riot’s got a trifecta of marvelous for you today: Our Rioters speak with Jay Ali, and Keith David, then get into The Haunting of Hill House.

Jay Ali on the Road to Daredevil
Jay Ali won us over as special agent Ray Nadeem in season 3 of Daredevil. Now he’s going to charm you some more with his stories from on and off the screen. He chats with Sherin all about his early days in Los Angeles, making his son proud, and why playing a character like Ray is so important for himself and everyone watching. Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil is on Netflix now and it’s set to enthral you.

Keith David is Too Marvelous For Words
Now it’s time for the man, not a myth, definitely a legend to drop some wisdom. Hear Sherin, Monique, and Philip talk to, the actor/singer/voice you’ll never forgetKeith David about his life long love for Nat King Cole and his new show based on the musician, Too Marvelous For Words. He also shares why starring in Greenleaf on OWN is so special to him, and how he keeps his passion for the theater alive. When you listen, just like our Rioters, your jaws will drop. Catch Keith David performing with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra as part of a Joe Williams tribute, opening in Pittsburgh November 30th.

Disability Representation in The Haunting of Hill House
To close us out Erin and Michael dig into the wildly popular Netflix show The Haunting of Hill House and why its representation of disability has some problems even though the show gets their likes. In a genre notoriously bad for its representation of disability, Erin and Michael break down what The Haunting of Hill House gets wrong and also what the horror show gets right. They discuss the nuances of the characters’ mental health and what the house itself represents. Beware, there be spoilers.

Left: Everlane // Right: Zola

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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


The Fosters
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
27 Dresses
Night School
Love Jacked
The Thing
Too Marvelous For Words
They Live
Marked For Death
Men At Work
There’s Something About Mary
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles
The Princess and the Frog
Black Panther
The Haunting of Hill House


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