28 episodes

We’re shaping our own narratives ‘cause we are tired of being a "model minority". We're the nerds with the ultimate glow up, and we are enough. In each episode we are breaking down identity, unlearning, & getting real with a basic brown nerd who is defying expectations.

Basic Brown Nerds Basic Brown Nerds

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

We’re shaping our own narratives ‘cause we are tired of being a "model minority". We're the nerds with the ultimate glow up, and we are enough. In each episode we are breaking down identity, unlearning, & getting real with a basic brown nerd who is defying expectations.

    Generational Wealth with Delano Saporu

    Generational Wealth with Delano Saporu

    Today we are talking about Generational Wealth and Investing with Delano Saporu CEO of New Street Advisors Group and certified financial advisor.

    We are talking about MONEY as a tool! How to tackle debt, how to make a money plan, and how to start investing in yourself LONG term and overcome your fear of MONEY!.

    This episode is made possible thanks to our Sponsor Snowball Wealth

    Snowball Wealth founded by a fellow Basic Brown Nerd - Tanya Menendez . Can help you make a tangible plan to tackle down your Student DEBT!

    Go to asksnowball.com/BBN sign up FREE to get your custom plan, access to masterclasses, and join the Slack Community to support you on your journey!

    If you love what we’re doing you can support become a patron of this show

    patreon.com/BasicBrownNerds or support our crowdfund campaign ifundwomen.com/projects/basic-brown-nerds-multimedia-platform

    • 44 min
    Empowered in Color: Young People in Politics with Shaniyat Chowdhury

    Empowered in Color: Young People in Politics with Shaniyat Chowdhury

    Today more than ever we need to understand how policy affects us. We've teamed up for a cross over episode with Kriselle of Empowered in Color and her interview with Shaniyat Chowdhury who is running for Congress in NY-5 district against a 20-year incumbent.  We talk about his life growing up in Jamaica, Queens, poverty drafted into the Marines, journey into activism serving in the New York state assembly, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's campaign, and ultimately running for office. 

    You might think politics is too much and rather avoid the topic but the best way to ensure America becomes a better place is by electing people who truly understand the realities of economic, racial, and social inequality. People like Shaniyat. 

    Thank you to Empowered in Color for this collaboration to get the word out. 

    You can learn more about Shaniyat and donate on his website at Shaniyat2020.com

    Follow Empowered in Color Podcast with Kriselle here

    You can find everyone on Instagram and Twitter as @EmpoweredInColor , @KriselleMG , and @Shaniyat2020

    If you are in New York State you can request your absentee ballot to vote this primary HERE

    To support Basic Brown Nerds and keep us going join our monthly supporters & join our community here

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    • 52 min
    Laughter as Healing with Erik Rivera

    Laughter as Healing with Erik Rivera

    Welcome back to Season 3! We’re starting off this season with Laughs because, in times of change, trauma, and chaos laugher can be healing. We’re talking with Comedian Erik Rivera, his journey as a first-generation Guatemalan- American growing up in suburban New York, and how he found himself going into comedy as a career - and spoiler alert his mom was not so happy.

    Erik Rivera just had his Comedy Special “Super White” on HBO where we use comedy to share his story growing up and being a parent. You can follow him on Instagram @ErikRiveraComedy and find his upcoming shows on erikrivera.com

    We are super excited to bring season 3 and have more to come as we build Basic Brown NErds

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    • 59 min
    Representation through Undocumented Tales

    Representation through Undocumented Tales

    Meet undocumented filmmaker and creator, Armando. He is the creator, editor, and producer of Undocutales a web series going into its 3rd season this October. The series follows the main character, Fernando, an undocumented queer immigrant, and his aventuras in LA. , making us laugh, cry, and understand more about what this experience is in the United States. You can binge and catch up with Fernando on youtube before the next season is out bit.ly/Undocutales and follow Armando along on his  journey on Instagram @ElPeorDelMundo

    Let us know you're listening by tagging @BasicBrownNerds  and host @JoyValeriee on Instagram and Twitter! 

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    Check out our Show notes here bit.ly/BBNxUndocuTalesShowNotes

    • 50 min
    Learning to Set Boundaries with Grecia and Joy Valerie (Throwback)

    Learning to Set Boundaries with Grecia and Joy Valerie (Throwback)

    In this episode We're going to  revisit a conversation Grecia and I had last season about BOUNDARIES! Now - this something many of us struggle with and really didn't learn especially being an immigrant diaspora kid, Latinx, and growing up in very communal environments where personal space is (stress ) kind of a luxury. Learning boundaries are necessary to respect your self, those around you, and have healthy relationships. So we're talking more about it today with Grecia . You can find Grecia on Instagram and Twitter as @Grecia_Writer 

    Let us know you're listening by tagging @BasicBrownNerds  and host @JoyValeriee on Instagram and Twitter!

    Don't forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be updated on all our guests, events, and surprises for you. basicbrownnerds.com/newsletter

    And support us by shopping or donating at BasicBrownNerds.com/Shop

    Find out full show notes here basicbrownnerds.com/setting-boundaries/

    • 46 min
    Occupying your Mindset with Delilah Dee

    Occupying your Mindset with Delilah Dee

    We sit down and chat with Delilah Dee the beam of positivity behind Delilah & Co. She aims to a media company that will not only highlight representation but provide experiences & opportunities in the Latinx community to empower. We discuss what it means to believe in yourself and be your own hype woman along with handling being an online creator. Delilah shares her secrets on how she shifts her mindset to be #OccupyingYourMindset and believe in yourself. Follow Delilah along on his journey on Instagram @iamdelilahdee

    Let us know you're listening by tagging @BasicBrownNerds  and host @JoyValeriee on Instagram and Twitter!

    Don't forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be updated on all our guests, events, and surprises for you. basicbrownnerds.com/newsletter

    And support us by shopping or donating at BasicBrownNerds.com/Shop

    Check out our Show notes here bit.ly/BBNMindsetTBShownotes

    PS: Delilah is offering all Basic Brown Nerds Free shipping with code BROWNNERDS on her shop over at DelilahandCompany.com including her famous "Made by Immigrants" tees and sweatshirts. So be sure to support this Latinx and Philly owned shop.  

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Justice4All415 ,

CHINGONAS

Thank you for bringing awareness about mental health!! I truly enjoy all your episodes!

Gaby1868 ,

Love these hosts!!!

Thank you for de stigmatizing mental health! Thank you for your honesty! There are so many aspects of your stories I can relate to. - Gaby La Llorona from Latinx Supernatural.

Mago 🌙 ,

My Self Care

Lately I’ve been going through some self growth problems and listening to Basic Brown Nerds has been part of my learning. Thank you ladies for sharing your experiences and presenting yourselves in such a real way. 💕🙏🏼

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