Audio Tease: Issa Rae’s ‘Fruit’

Issa Rae is definitely doing her thing and letting her creativity soar!

After engaging the social-sphere across digital platforms with her series, Awkward Black Girl and a YouTube channel which serves as host to a variety of content from creatives, she is now taking her storytelling skills to audio.

First up is the audio drama podcast, FRUIT. The fictional story follows the life of “X,” a professional football player.

X is filled with complexities, one being his need to share his story of self-discovery, sexual exploration and relationships on and off the court. His alpha male-dominated profession comes with unwarranted opinions and further deepens his desire to tell his story for self and others like him.

The scripted series is written by Issa Rae and executive produced by Benoni Tagoe and Deniese Davis. FRUIT will air on the Howl premium service in 10 weekly chapters on Wednesdays.

“This is a very honest, very intimate and very human story,” Rae said in a statement to Shadow & Act.

Check out the audio tease below.

The first episode of “Fruit” is available for free download or streaming in the “Earwolf Presents” iTunes feed.