45 episodes

We all know that experience in these bodies can bring a unique exhaustion. The Battle Fatigue podcast helps foster community for those of us who know what that’s like.

Every other week, AJ and Dalin dive into what it means to exist in a constant state of recharge and fatigue in today’s climate while finding the self-care necessary in their perpetual tributes to our history and Black pop culture.

If you’re looking for even more community, Battle Fatigue has got you!

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We all know that experience in these bodies can bring a unique exhaustion. The Battle Fatigue podcast helps foster community for those of us who know what that’s like.

Every other week, AJ and Dalin dive into what it means to exist in a constant state of recharge and fatigue in today’s climate while finding the self-care necessary in their perpetual tributes to our history and Black pop culture.

If you’re looking for even more community, Battle Fatigue has got you!

    The Blacker The Movie, The Sweeter The Juice

    The Blacker The Movie, The Sweeter The Juice

    The 90s were a TIME to be Black and be in film. And a lot of us were raised by the content from this film. It was also a moment for relevance, connectivity, and realizing that the spectrum of Blackness was a lot closer together than we may have realized. Set It Off? Above the Rim? Friday? New Jack City? Black folks were living on the silver screen.

    In this episode, Dalin and AJ dive into the subject of 4 movies from the 90s - Boomerang, Soul Food, Bad Boys, and Love & Basketball - that influenced their relationships with the culture and how it cultivated who they became as adults. They'll also talk about the relevance these films may have today. So grab that popcorn, chocolate of your choice, and extra large icee (go to the bathroom first) because Battle Fatigue is taking you to the movies!

    • 1 hr
    Abe Lincoln and the Counterfeit Chronicles

    Abe Lincoln and the Counterfeit Chronicles

    At Battle Fatigue’s core, finding reasons for joy and laughter amongst the madness is key. And today’s history re-telling is no different. Prepare yourself for a wild ride and very true story. In this episode, AJ regales us with the story of what happens when a counterfeit prodigy, a big bad with Thanos vibes, a relentless secret service agent (think Tommy Lee Jones in U.S. Marshals), and a smooth talking informant get together for an insane plot with more twists than a pretzel factory! Oh, what’s the plot? 
    To steal Abe Lincoln’s body.
    Join a fully-invested Dalin as he tries to keep up with everything going on in an episode we call: Counterfeit Lincoln! 

    • 59 min
    Oh, The World Is Burning. Again.

    Oh, The World Is Burning. Again.

    In this episode of Battle Fatigue, AJ and Dalin slow things down for a second for a check-in with each other. The world is literally going to hell in a daisy-painted handbasket and the duo wants to chill and process some of the major moments happening around us, together. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unmoored and need something to help give you words that make you feel like, “yup, I felt that too,” join these best friends for a very honest check in. 

    • 56 min
    Roe v. Wade and the American Assault on Black Women

    Roe v. Wade and the American Assault on Black Women

    ***Trigger Warning*** This episode of Battle Fatigue deals with a reaction to the decision to overturn Roe v Wade. AJ and Dalin will be discussing the history of experimentation on Black people - specifically Black women - from the time of slavery until today. 
     
    AJ will break down how deeply rooted gynecological studies have been in causing trauma to the bodies of Black women. And you will hear about how methods of bondage, abortion, breeding, and overall sexual assault with Black women have been used to further the American agenda and other scientific advancements. If it wasn't clear, this episode is about Black women. Listener discretion is highly advised. Tune in if you can, but please take care of yourselves. 

    • 53 min
    Robert Smalls: There Will B. Moore

    Robert Smalls: There Will B. Moore

    Okay BF community, we have a ridiculous treat for you today (and us as well)! As you all know, AJ has her list of top 5 favorite historical figures, one of which is Robert Smalls. We spoke about this legendary life in a previous episode (Regulators, Mount Up! We’re Stealing A Boat) and received amazing responses from you! One of those responses came in the form of (*deep breath*) educator, thought leader, legacy keeper, CEO, father, husband, and great-great grandson of Robert Smalls: Michael Boulware Moore! And he chose to share his story on the show. Excuse us while we do a wildly choreographed dance break of joy. During this special guest-featured episode, the dynamic duo interview Mr. Michael B. Moore on the connective tissue that is his life and the legacy of his great-great grandfather, Congressman Smalls. We’ll get into - as AJ puts it - “my man Rob’s” existence outside of the history books too. Did he laugh often? Did he enjoy Sunday afternoons on the porch with a glass of iced tea? What section of the paper did he read first? We’ll also hear how the legacy of Robert Smalls continues in Mr. Moore and what it’s like to carry the beauty and weight of it all throughout fatherhood. This is not an episode to miss! 

    • 54 min
    AJ and Dalin Go To Work

    AJ and Dalin Go To Work

    The office is often a not-so-conventional space for Black people to exist. Most people are told to hang up their problems when they get to work, but what about having to hang up your Blackness? Working in predominantly White spaces can come with its own sets of prejudices and stresses.

    In this episode, AJ and Dalin recall some of their early and more current experiences of systemic racism in and around the cubicle. They’ll talk microaggressions and other discriminations as only they know how.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Nae_Day ,

When info and entertainment collide!

I’ve learned so much from this podcast… like so much. I appreciate the research that goes into creating episodes and the hosts make content relatable. They’re both hilarious too so I’m all the way into Battle Fatigue!

Tiana I ,

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I love this show so much. I really appreciate the lesser known history taught in addition to the comedy and camaraderie shared. I love the range of topics covered. I love the centering of Black joy and the honoring of Black women, and it’s genuine. Battle Fatigue is one of my favorite shows to listen to, so much that I follow up and do independent research on the history episodes because they’re that fascinating. I’ve shared this podcast with my loved ones, colleagues and broader community; 10/10 would absolutely recommend.

Telling HERstory ,

One of My Faves!

I love podcasts that are either relatable or that teach me something…Battle Fatigue manages to do both! Listening to an episode is like sitting down with friends to have a deep, yet hilarious conversation about the past, present, and everything in between.

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