The You Do You Show #17 Derek Owusu: on Will Smith, noughties grime, and the idea of The Writer

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Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly interview podcast in which I chat with a guest I admire about the ways in which pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do. 

This week Anna sits down with Derek Owusu, the co-host of her favourite literature podcast Mostly Lit and editor of the forthcoming anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. They get through a lot from the ever-inflating ego of Will Smith, to Derek’s teen obsession with serial killers - so ahead of his time in terms of the true crime craze — and the writers he believes embody the concept of 'cool'.


Listen to Derek Owusu chat about pop culture, growing up and the concept of cool on The You Do You Show via your favourite podcast provider.