145 episodes

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

The Nod Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 123 Ratings

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

    Getting Insecure with Jay Ellis

    Getting Insecure with Jay Ellis

    For Colored Nerds is back! And to kick things off, Brittany and Eric sit down with actor Jay Ellis, who plays the most divisive character on Insecure — Lawrence. He told us all about his thoughts on Lawrence, what it’s meant to play such a controversial character, and what’s in store for the rest of Insecure’s fifth and final season. To get your weekly dose of Brittany and Eric, be sure to subscribe to For Colored Nerds wherever you listen to podcasts!
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    • 47 min
    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'

    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'

    Girlfriends, Insecure, Uncorked — what do they have in common? Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny of course! Today, Prentice talks about his origins on Girlfriends, Insecure's Emmy noms, and the need for more Black writers.
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    • 8 min
    The 40-Year-Old Version

    The 40-Year-Old Version

    Sundance award winning director Radha Blank joins B + E to discuss her debut film, The 40-Year-Old Version, produced by Lena Waithe. She shares why Spike Lee and New York City play a major influence on her work.  
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    • 6 min
    VP Debate: What's at Stake

    VP Debate: What's at Stake

    What do candidates Pence and Harris have to lose, and what do they have to prove? Political commentator Shawna Thomas reveals how the VP candidates and the debate moderator have prepared for one of the most important moments of the campaign season.
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    • 8 min
    Cosplaying While Black

    Cosplaying While Black

    With New York Comic-Con going remote, Eric talks with internet sensation, Korra — ahem — Kiera Please about its most beloved tradition: cosplay. They talk Blackness, anime's mainstream re-brand, and she even helps Eric with a Halloween surprise. 
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    • 8 min
    Big Freedia's Bounce

    Big Freedia's Bounce

    The New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has a lot on her plate! From a doc about gun violence to a brand new cooking show; she tells us how she’s using her platform to shine a light on the culture and the most pressing issues of her city.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Drookitnim ,

Brilliant

Found this podcast just after it ended. Love it. Great presenters and a range of topics keep it consistently engaging. So much joy and love in each episode. Well worth listening back to.

Sheeko Sheeko ,

Obsessed

I often listen to podcasts quite inconsistently but I've listened to about 5 episodes back to back. I am so happy to find something that is entertaining and educational.
Would love to see you guys do a live show in London. We need you here ASAP!!! Wishing you both further success & thank you!

j.fabbri ,

This show...

I can’t get enough. Every episode teaches me something and makes me laugh so much, but I ESPECIALLY die during the Shawn Blazington episodes, so I’m begging y’all to please never, ever stop exploring that man’s mind blowing theories. I’ve torn through all of the episodes in an embarrassingly short amount of time and am not above relistening. Brittany and Eric: you’re both too good.

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