55 episodes

Join show hosts Samantha and Eric as we explore all facets of the Alternative Black spectrum. Topics include everything from MMA to DragCon, Veganism to Anime. No subject is too niche or taboo to be out of our scope. So come live, laugh, and learn with the fam.

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    • Society & Culture

Join show hosts Samantha and Eric as we explore all facets of the Alternative Black spectrum. Topics include everything from MMA to DragCon, Veganism to Anime. No subject is too niche or taboo to be out of our scope. So come live, laugh, and learn with the fam.

    Melananime

    Melananime

    With the release of Cannon Busters on Netflix, we turn our focus to black characters in anime. We go over our obvious faves, the characters who are black in always but coloring, where our brown brethren fit in, and more, ...and moose knuckles.

    InstaBae: Raychill Smith | @raychillster
    Local Business: Hanifa | @hanifaofficial

    Takeaway Question:
    - What off-color character do you think is actually black?

    * Follow us: @altblackpod
    * Email us: altblackpodcast@gmail.com
    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Culture Sculptures (Feat. Murjoni Merriweather)

    Culture Sculptures (Feat. Murjoni Merriweather)

    This week we host a delightful & talented local sculpture artist. We discuss creating art that reflects what YOU know, the process for creating sculpture art, and why you should let your mama follow you on Insta.

    Guest: Murjoni Merriweather | @mvrjoni
    InstaBae: Theresa | @theresachromati
    Local Business: Impact Hub | @impacthub_baltimore

    Takeaway Question:
    - What have you repurposed your kitchen for?

    * Follow us: @altblackpod
    * Email us: altblackpodcast@gmail.com
    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cemetery Workers' Comp

    Cemetery Workers' Comp

    We on that creepy sh*t this week as we take a look at Maryland/Baltimore's long turbulent history with the paranormal and serial killers. Demons got Eric shook. Sam is a little too excited by murder... I advise not eating while listening.

    InstaBae: Medianoche | @_medianoche_
    Local Business: Field of Screams Maryland | screams.org

    Takeaway Question:
    - Have you ever witnessed paranormal activity?

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    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Zines, Scenes & Things

    Zines, Scenes & Things

    You've got skills, your friends have skills.. why not bring those skills together to achieve your goals? That's what we're discussing this week, as we dive into the world of art collectives. Plus, listen to us geek over these MCU moves!

    Guest: Liss | @tort.gurl
    InstaBae: Sachi | @chibith0t
    Local Business: Fully Grown | @fullygrownbmore

    Takeaway Question:
    - What would be the name of your collective??

    * Follow us: @altblackpod
    * Email us: altblackpodcast@gmail.com
    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    B.U.F.U

    B.U.F.U

    This year Juneteenth seems to be a bigger deal than it has in previous years. We look into why it's more popular in some areas, some dope ways it's celebrated, the controversy over when to recognize it, and of course... whyt ppl, whyt ppl'in.

    InstaBae: Tabria Majors | @tabriamajors
    Local Business: Bengies Drive-In I | @bengies1956

    Takeaway Question:
    - What tradition should we have for Juneteenth?

    * Follow us: @altblackpod
    * Email us: altblackpodcast@gmail.com
    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 57 min
    Hot Bucko Summer

    Hot Bucko Summer

    This week on Alt-Black we are refereeing Hot Girls vs Gone Girls. On Hot Girls side we have the new rap femmes, mermaids, soccer champs, and more.. vs local mayors, ice cream criminals, and the recently deceased. No hate mail please.

    InstaBae: Shannon Sharpe | @shannonsharpe84
    Local Business: Everyman Theatre | @everymantheatre

    Takeaway Question:
    - What kind of summer you having?

    * Follow us: @altblackpod
    * Email us: altblackpodcast@gmail.com
    * Website: altblackpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

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