124 episodes

Each week, BFFs and cultural critics Brittany and Eric deconstruct the nerdier side of pop culture. Joined by a rotating cast of artists, thinkers, and innovators, For Colored Nerds peels back the layers of Black culture we rarely discuss in mixed company.

For Colored Nerds Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings, and Stitcher

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 806 Ratings

Each week, BFFs and cultural critics Brittany and Eric deconstruct the nerdier side of pop culture. Joined by a rotating cast of artists, thinkers, and innovators, For Colored Nerds peels back the layers of Black culture we rarely discuss in mixed company.

    Vibe Check’s Thoughts on That NYTimes Popeyes Love Story

    Vibe Check’s Thoughts on That NYTimes Popeyes Love Story

    If you’ve been listening to our last few episodes, you’ll know we’ve had the hosts of Vibe Check – Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones, & Zach Stafford – on the show to do the ultimate friendship test with Brittany and Eric. Now that FCN has ended, Vibe Check has become our go-to podcast for the latest in news, pop culture, and politics. In this unaired clip, the Vibe Check trio give their unfiltered thoughts on that controversial NYTimes Popeyes nuptial article.

    • 9 min
    Stacey Abrams is Running Against History

    Stacey Abrams is Running Against History

    This week, we're passing the mic to our very own Brittany Luse. As you all know, Brittany is the new host of NPR's It's Been a Minute. And for her debut episode, she interviewed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. Since it's Election Day, we thought this would be the perfect time to drop her interview with Abrams on our feed.

    • 22 min
    RANKED: Series Finales

    RANKED: Series Finales

    For the final episode of For Colored Nerds, Brittany and Eric rank the best series finales of all time.

    • 47 min
    Will Smith, The Slap, and the Death of Celebrity with Aisha Harris

    Will Smith, The Slap, and the Death of Celebrity with Aisha Harris

    In this penultimate episode of For Colored Nerds, Brittany, Eric, and host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Aisha Harris, go deep. This week, they discuss one of the most beloved, bankable, and now, controversial Black movie stars of all-time: Will Smith. This isn’t just about The Slap or “the entanglement.” It’s about Will’s entire relationship to celebrity. How his career, desires, and personal branding implicates more about the idea of celebrity as a whole than we previously thought.

    • 59 min
    We're in Our Black Female Antihero Era

    We're in Our Black Female Antihero Era

    Tony Soprano. Walter White. Don Draper. Stringer Bell. Throughout the years, viewers have followed the trials, tribulations, and bad behavior from men we love to hate. These protagonists tend to be "relate-able" white (sometimes Black!) men who are chasing power, money, success, or any combination of those things. But in the past few years, we've seen the Black female antihero emerge. This week, Brittany and Eric divulge two of their favorite Black female antiheros of the moment.

    • 52 min
    Living in a Post-Roe America with Khiara Bridges

    Living in a Post-Roe America with Khiara Bridges

    On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, Americans have mobilized to defend access to abortion, while also urging politicians to codify access to not just abortion - but privacy. At the center of this debate is UC Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges, who spoke at the Senate hearing after the decision was made. Khiara joins the show to talk about what’s at stake for Black communities with this ruling and what folks can do in their own time to stay informed.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
806 Ratings

806 Ratings

Sean Courtney ,

Mad

I just heard of this show last month…fell in love with it — and in true black series fashion, it ended. I’m going back and listening to every episode.

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Y’all have showed out!!!!!!

You do not have all my faves on the same podcast. I am in tears. I am tears. THE SCREAMS ARE BEING SCROMNT. GENE GUMBY, BRIT, E DAWG- and welcome BA! You do not know how hard I rock with your podcast! I am super fanning out! CALL ME STAN cause I cannot sit!

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You’re BACK!!!!

Wow welcome back! So much love and thanks to y’all for being the external voice of my inner dialogue

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