Ahead of the 2020 Presidential election, a new TV show has started in Orlando that talks politics and race while riding in a car. Called “TRAP – Talking Race and Politics in Cars,” the show features three local personalities in radio host Don Miller, writer Jason Henry, and journalist Rhetta Hussein.
The episodes can be found on YouTube, but the trio supposedly has interest from national networks.
Created by Hussein after frequently talking politics with Henry and Miller, she thought their conversations were interesting enough for a TV show. She said that show’s demo is for an older audience but it’s for anyone who likes politics.
“On YouTube, we’ll discuss Orlando and national news. When the show launches nationally, our topics will be national, regional and local,” Hussein said. Hussein added, “Although the target demographic is adults ages 35-64, I wanted to create a show that is for anyone and everyone who likes politics regardless of race, age, gender or political affiliation.”
The premise is that the three hosts load into a car with a guest, drive the streets of Orlando, and talk about topics of the moment. According to a press release about the show, each episode is broken down into 15-minute episodes and will feature “controversial guests to discuss the hottest issues with not even a hint of a script.”
Henry, also a local political pundit, said that each of the hosts bring something different to the table.
“Three Black voices coming together from different perspectives to talk politics and race in a real and poignant way is needed in today’s political environment,” Henry said.
Some of the guests already featured include Trump supporter Randy Ross, Jacob Engles from the Central Florida Post and Proud Boys affiliate, and Alex Andrews, a former sex worker turned activist. To view episodes of the show, viewers may visit the TRAP YouTube page.