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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on http://blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

    Movies We Loved and Hated at Sundance 2023

    Movies We Loved and Hated at Sundance 2023

    In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome guest Travis Hopson of Punch Drink Critics to chat with us about the best and worst films out of Sundance 2023.  Now that the festival has wrapped, here's our takeaways of what films you should be looking for in 2023.

    Host: Jamie and Jeanine
    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 3 hr 5 min
    The Sundance Episode - With Filmmakers D. Smith, Milisuthando Bongela and Actor Travina Springer

    The Sundance Episode - With Filmmakers D. Smith, Milisuthando Bongela and Actor Travina Springer

    In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we're celebrating the films coming out of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival!  Featured in this episode are filmmakers D. Smith of 'Kokomo City', Milisuthando Bongela of 'Milisuthando' and actor Travina Springer of 'To Live and Die and Live.

    The 2023 Festival is January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24–29.

    Segment 1: D. Smith is the director of 'Kokomo City', a film about  four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves while confronting issues long avoided. 

    Host: Jamie

    Segment 2: Milisuthando Bongela is the director of 'Milisuthando'. This penetrating coming-of-age personal essay on love and what it means to become human in the context of race explores the memories and experiences of Milisuthando Bongela, who grew up within apartheid without knowing it was happening until it was over.

    Host: Jeanine

    Segment 3: Travina Springer stars in 'To Live and Die and Live' a story of a man who returns home to Detroit to bury his stepfather and is thrust into settling his accounts, but Muhammad’s struggles with depression and addiction may finish him before he finishes the task.

    Host: Jamie

    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 1 hr 21 min
    'Saint Omer' Star Guslagie Malanga

    'Saint Omer' Star Guslagie Malanga

    In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we interview Guslagie Malanga who stars in the French film Saint Omer directed by Alice Diop.  The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and was entered for Best International Film for the 2023 Oscars.

    In Saint Omer, Rama is a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly (Guslagie Malanga), a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. Testimonies from witnesses and Coly's own words soon shake Rama's convictions.

    Host: Jamie
    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 21 min
    A Deep Dive into Monica Rambeau's Photon Issue #1

    A Deep Dive into Monica Rambeau's Photon Issue #1

    In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we open up our comic books and do a deep dive in to issue #1 of Monica Rambeau in her first solo series as Photon.  The limited series is penned by author Eve L. Ewing and illustrated by Luca Maresca, Ivan Fiorelli, with color artist Carlos Lopez and letterer Clayton Cowles.

    If you're a fan of Monica Rambeau and comic books this is an episode you do not want to miss!

    Hosts: Ryanne and Jamie
    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 45 min
    Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons and Actor/Author Terrence Terrell

    Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons and Actor/Author Terrence Terrell

    In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat with director Kasi Lemmons and actor/author Terrence Terrell.

    Segment 1: Kasi Lemmons made her directorial debut with 1997's Eve's Bayou, followed by Dr. Hugo (1998), The Caveman's Valentine, Talk to Me, Black Nativity, and her highest-grossing film, 2019's Harriet, about abolitionist Harriet Tubman.  Her latest film, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody is a look at the life and career of cultural icon Whitney Houston.

    Host: Jamie

    Segment 2: Terrence Terrell is well known for his roles in Chuck Lorre’s comedy series B Positive (CBS), Will Packer-produced friendship sitcom Bigger (BET+), and the longest running Amazon original series Bosch. He stars in the upcoming Peacock TV series 'The Best Man: The Final Chapters'.

    Host: Ryanne

    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 43 min
    BGN Podcast Extra - Episode 3 & 4 Recap of 'FX's Kindred'

    BGN Podcast Extra - Episode 3 & 4 Recap of 'FX's Kindred'

    BGN dives into episodes 3 and 4 of the new FX series 'Kindred' currently streaming on Hulu.

    Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on “Dana James” (Mallori Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time. She emerges at a nineteenth-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family. An interracial romance threads through Dana’s past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

    Hosts: Jamie Broadnax, Angelica Monk and Ryanne Bennett
    Music by: Sammus
    Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

YellowTandy ,

So good!

I started following the show for the Kindred episodes, which are exactly what I was looking for. The hosts cover every point of the show with depth and humor, and do an awesome job of discussing which plot points diverge from the book, and when that makes sense & when it doesn’t (and I completely agree so far — Kevin & Dana make much more sense as a married couple!). I can’t wait for more Kindred episodes, and to explore other episodes in the meantime.

Sgrmonkey ,

Love this show!

I love hearing the perspective of women on nerdy things and I just love that at least once I will have an almost word for word reaction similar to one of yours to a scene. I’m listening to #dragonsyall and I love the family drama and how you all break down the episodes. 🫶🏼

k hinson ,

BGN

Great show

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