26 episodes

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Dr. Richard J. Reddick and Dr. Lisa B. Thompson talk with other Black Austinites about their perspectives on what’s happening in their city. We’ll hear from the well-known and the not-so-well-known in Austin’s Black community to find out what matters to them. New episodes the first Wednesday of the month.

Black Austin Matters KUT & KUTX Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Dr. Richard J. Reddick and Dr. Lisa B. Thompson talk with other Black Austinites about their perspectives on what’s happening in their city. We’ll hear from the well-known and the not-so-well-known in Austin’s Black community to find out what matters to them. New episodes the first Wednesday of the month.

    Lisa B. Thompson and Nadine Mozon

    Lisa B. Thompson and Nadine Mozon

    In this bonus episode, Rich talks to his co-host Lisa B. Thompson, award-winning playwright and Black cultural studies scholar about her new show, “The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body.” They are joined by Nadine Mozon, an associate professor, actor, writer, poet and dramatist who will star in Lisa’s show. Lisa and Nadine talk […]

    • 31 min
    Simone Talma Flowers

    Simone Talma Flowers

    In the last episode of Season 2 of Black Austin Matters Lisa and Rich talk all things Trinidadian with Executive Director of iACT Simone Talma Flowers. She shares her experiences growing up in Trinidad, what faith means to her and some of her favorite recipes.

    • 58 min
    Bonus Episode: HT Jazz Collective

    Bonus Episode: HT Jazz Collective

    In this bonus episode, Lisa and Rich catch-up with the Huston-Tillotson Jazz Collective after their performance at ACL. They share how Huston-Tillotson has cultivated a space that makes them feel at home, what playing jazz means to them, and what inspires them. 

    • 32 min
    Deborah Roberts

    Deborah Roberts

    Join us on the latest episode of Black Austin Matters as we have the privilege of hearing from renowned artist, Deborah Roberts. Embark on a captivating journey through her inspiring life, from her artistic training to her unwavering dedication to protecting black children through her art. Gain insight into her experiences growing up in Austin […]

    • 55 min
    Shay Nobles and Jules Alcindor

    Shay Nobles and Jules Alcindor

    On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich speak with local photographer Jules Alcindor and graphic designer Shay Nobles to discuss their daily experiences working at a local shipping store, living in Austin, and their individual interests outside of work.

    Bavu Blakes

    Bavu Blakes

    In the latest episode of Black Austin Matters, Bavu Blakes shares his inspiring journey growing up and being surrounded by Black excellence. He reflects on the influential role his parents played in shaping his path as a scholar and being the only Texas Longhorn in the family while everyone else in his household graduated from […]

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Emilygatx ,

Looking forward to more

Really enjoyed the first 2 episodes & looking forward to leaning more about the Black community here in Austin.

AustinMom722128 ,

Necessary!

Thank you for shining a light on these great local people. I am learning so much.

WhyNotDS ,

So much learning!

Black Austin Matters is a really terrific addition to my podcast queue! I am eagerly awaiting the next episode. Well-done and very informative. Thanks!

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