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Straight Up, No Chaser: Why the ‘Table of Truth’ Is a Smash Hit

Nadine Friedman

Billing themselves as the black male version of “The View,” the Table of Truth can’t be accused of plowing an oversaturated field.  And listening to the podcast’s Backlash episode, the conversation meandering from planking to the dearth of African-American comic book heroes, it’s kind of  true.  Except Elisabeth Hasselback couldn’t improve a 19th-century tale of a slave with superpowers like these guys can.  The Table of Truth -- four friends and entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of hat tilting -- broadcasts  conversations you overhear on the subway and quote to your friends later.

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