18 episodes

Toronto is a multicultural hotspot. But the diversity that makes the city special isn’t often reflected in the stories we hear and the discussions we have. Black Tea will change that. Dalton Higgins and Melayna Williams are here to bring important and uncomfortable Black community conversations out in the open, and to have some laughs while doing it.

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    • Philosophy
    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings

Toronto is a multicultural hotspot. But the diversity that makes the city special isn’t often reflected in the stories we hear and the discussions we have. Black Tea will change that. Dalton Higgins and Melayna Williams are here to bring important and uncomfortable Black community conversations out in the open, and to have some laughs while doing it.

    Black Foodies

    Black Foodies

    We talk to one of Canada’s most popular food Influencers Ryan Hinkson (Eat Famous) about hot culinary trends, the relationship between food and race,  food photography, and customer service stereotypes.

    • 37 min
    Afro-Indigenous Colombian Identity, Music and Art

    Afro-Indigenous Colombian Identity, Music and Art

    We talk to Polaris Prize winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Lido Pimienta about her music and artistic process, Black and Indigenous identity in Colombia, motherhood and more. Version Française 

    • 37 min
    Beats, Rhymes and Life

    Beats, Rhymes and Life

    Art is supposed to reflect the times– so what is the responsibility of artists who document the Black community? We are always having an unending discussion on Black music and how much we own, can claim and who profits. Guest: Kardinal Offishall Version Française  English Transcript

    • 38 min
    Influencer Culture

    Influencer Culture

    Her journey into becoming one of the most visible Black influencers in Canada is such a fascinating one. Today we talk to Sasha Exeter about how her education, experiences with competitive sports and career shaped her into crafting a career from scratch, before the term “influencer” was at the tip of everyone’s tongue. And for … Continue reading "Influencer Culture"

    • 32 min
    Satire, Comedy and Politics: Roles, Responsibilities and Mishaps

    Satire, Comedy and Politics: Roles, Responsibilities and Mishaps

    Comedy and satire continue to serve as excellent mediums for political discourse and critique. What responsibilities do the comedians have to the communities they joke about? If this is a form of allyship, and what role does representation have? Guest: Ryan McMahon English Trancript Version Française 

    • 43 min
    Race, Gender & Canadian Politics

    Race, Gender & Canadian Politics

    Our political landscape is missing a myriad of voices, including Black women. How has this impacted the news cycle, or affected the minds and ideologies of voters? GUEST: Celina Caesar-Chavannes English Transcript Version Française 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

dave_dash ,

What flavour of tea? Just Black Tea!

The timely and overdue addressing of issues of race and politics is covered by these hosts with fresh perspectives and obvious chemistry. It’s great to see Canadian content at this level and looking forward to Season 3.

lester marley ,

Thanks to the host of the big story.

I listened to the entire first season on Sunday. Never heard of this podcast before.
I enjoyed it. The hosts chemistry is amazing, excited about the second season. I will be listening.

Need to hear more of Mel!

Marc Proudfoot (Proudfoot) ,

What I have been waiting for!

It has been fantastic to discover this podcast. It fills the void with content that speaks to Black people & People of African descent living in Canada. The range of topics of the podcasts I have listened to really speak to things I am curious about -- Respectability Politics, Sports, Queerness. I suppose all of the things speak to me and parts of my identity and outlook on the World as a Black person living in this particular space and time. Excellent work. Check it out and wait for the "Tea" segment of the podcast; it is like the icing on a delicious cake or the gravy from a wonderful stew.

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