About Dorian and Melissa

Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren are uniquely positioned at the intersections of media, activism, academia, politics, and popular culture, Harris-Perry and Warren are the beloved hosts of what was affectionately known as Nerdland and its popular, web-based spin off, Nerding-Out on MSNBC.  MHP and Warren have decided to team up and offer a broad new multi-platform media project building on their expertise in these multiple arenas. This time they are doing it together and they are throwing off the restraints of cable TV, shrugging off the burdens of the Academy, and getting all the way free. Freedom on Tap brings together these brilliant, hilarious, irreverent, skeptical, insightful friends in a way no one has ever seen them before.

If you think you know MHP… think again.  Freedom on Tap will bring back the layered political analysis many have yearned for since she left the MHP Show in 2016, but wait until you see Melissa in conversation with someone she has known, trusted, and teased for two decades. Now that she is calling her own shots, you’ll get to see a side of this nerd only her inner circle previously glimpsed. And maybe you think you know Dorian.  He will still bring the insights of activism he has gleaned from decades of organizing, but wait until you hear him kicking it with his girl Melissa without an university official clipping his best ideas. You’ll hear his insider stories of power brokers in DC, tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, the unbelievable tragedies and stories of resilience like those of the fast food workers in Flint, Michigan still fighting for clean water and good jobs , and the jaw dropping gossip only Dorian can dish.

“Now that she is calling her own shots, you’ll get to see a side of this nerd only her inner circle previously glimpsed. And maybe you think you know Dorian.  He will still bring the insights of activism he has gleaned from decades of organizing, but wait until you hear him kicking it with his girl Melissa without an university official clipping his best ideas.”

Freedom on Tap benefits from the staggering depth of personal and professional knowledge and genuine friendship that bonds Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren. Freedom on Tap exists across digital, print, live, and audio spaces. Freedom on Tap follows Melissa and Dorian into the lives they lead. It is in the studio, in the bar, in the classroom, at the club, and on the frontlines. Freedom ain’t free, but it is on tap.