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.
Let’s Get Critical with Angelica Jade Bastien
Have you ever felt bad for critiquing a Black film for fear of "no more being made"? Feeling so-so about this season of ATLANTA? Are you looking for someone, somewhere who can just say what's been sitting on your chest for so long? Look no further. Angelica Jade Bastien, Vulture film & TV critic, joins the show to give her unfiltered, deeply researched, and incisive commentary that we've grown to love in her work. She's written about all your favorite films and TV shows from I May Destroy You to Candyman and she doesn't hold back. Angelica and Eric get into the value of black criticism, reviewing Candyman, and season 3 of Atlanta. You really don't wanna miss this.
Wendy Williams: A Retrospective with Ira Madison III
From The Slap Heard Around to World to Rihanna's pregnancy, we've heard all the possible takes on our juiciest celebrity gossip. But there's one voice missing from the pack.. the one, the only, Wendy Williams. This week, Brittany, Eric, and Ira Madison III (Keep It) get into what makes Wendy the shock jock we hate to love, why her absence is so missed, and how the gossip landscape has grown because of her influence.
The Movement Made Us with David Dennis Jr.
What's good, For Colored Nerds fam? Brittany and Eric are back this week with David Dennis Jr. David is a writer, educator, and author of a new memoir, The Movement Made Us. The book recounts the life of David’s father, David Dennis Sr., a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. It follows David Sr.'s life from his first CORE meeting to the Freedom Rides and more. Through firsthand accounts from David Sr. and letters from his son, we see the ripple effects of his movement work and most of all, his relationship with David Jr.
Post Reports: How The Student Loan Freeze Helped Black Women
Today we have a very preview from the Washington Post’s daily show, Post Reports. Every weekday, host Martine Powers walks listeners through the news of the day. In this particular episode, reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel talked with Black women about the student loan debt freeze and what they’ve been able to do while their payments remain paused.
SNEAK PEEK: Well-Read Black Girl and Gabrielle Union Talk ‘Bring It On’
Today we have a very special clip of Well-Read Black Girl, where the host and creator, Glory Edim, talks to actress Gabrielle Union about Bring it On.
Shine Bright with Danyel Smith
This week, Brittany chats with iconic journalist, magazine editor, and novelist, Danyel Smith, about the release of her new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop. From celebrating the enduring impact of Phillis Wheatley's poetry to giving insight into Whitney Houston's relationship with Bobby Brown - there's a little something for everyone. And to top it all off, Danyel's book is not just a love letter to Black women but a memoir of how these Black women in particular have showered her life with love, ambition, and empathy through their gifts.
Always a Joy
I am soooooooo happy you guys are back. It’s such a joy of fresh air to hear intelligent kin-folk speak on real topics. I appreciate your thoughts and your conversations. They mimic the conversations I have with friends much more than any other podcast out.
Thank you for your honesty, thank you for picking the range of topics, thank you for always doing insightful research… and the list goes on and on.
So glad it’s back…
I have been meaning to update my review for a minute, but life.
When I first heard FCN, it was really like having a conversation with some of my close friends. Most of all, I loved how they took pop culture or black culture in general, and dissected it and reconciled their feelings together. To this day one of my favorite vintage episodes is when they reviewed “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
While I loved The Nod and was an avid supporter, I missed the candid conversations between these two friends. So, having this format back made me super happy. I’m glad to have the conversations back, and how the topic impacts their life at the moment. Welcome back nerds.
Now, if we can get a new review of the latest Kendrick Lamar album, that would probably make my year.
I’m not even gone hold y’all… that Danyel Smith interview!!!!!
OKAY SO IM HEREEEEE TO STAY!!! thank you ✨💚