11 episodes

A celebratory spring break party in Atlanta initially started by the glitterati of African American college students which, over the course of two decades, evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Hear through the eyes of musicians, journalists, residents and politicians as they relive and investigate Freaknik. Presented by Mass Appeal & Endeavor Content. Executive produced by Chris Colbert & DCP Entertainment and created, produced and hosted by Christopher Frierson. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

Freaknik: A Discourse on a Paradise Lost Endeavor Content

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    • 4.1, 391 Ratings

A celebratory spring break party in Atlanta initially started by the glitterati of African American college students which, over the course of two decades, evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Hear through the eyes of musicians, journalists, residents and politicians as they relive and investigate Freaknik. Presented by Mass Appeal & Endeavor Content. Executive produced by Chris Colbert & DCP Entertainment and created, produced and hosted by Christopher Frierson. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

    THE NADIR OF OUR FORTUNES or: "Lethal Weapon 5"

    THE NADIR OF OUR FORTUNES or: "Lethal Weapon 5"

    The One where Chris and Savannah are on some ill “Buddy Cop” shit.

    As our series draws to a close, we discuss the possible future of Freaknik, and how Atlanta

    stays keeping “America Great Again" and again and again...

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    • 42 min
    INCEPTION or: Frankly, America...We Actually Really "Give a Damn"

    INCEPTION or: Frankly, America...We Actually Really "Give a Damn"

    The One where Atlanta Segregates Itself as an Outlier in the American South.

    Freaknik comes to a close in the "City Too Busy To Hate."

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    • 55 min
    We Want to Hear Your Freaknik Stories

    We Want to Hear Your Freaknik Stories

    Introducing the hotline for Freaknik: A Discourse On A Paradise Lost. If you have a great personal story or anecdote from Freaknik, give us a shout. Please leave a message at 646-693-0654 and tell us your story.

    • 31 sec
    ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, ATLANTA or: Steinem vs. Paglia vs. Uncle Luke

    ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, ATLANTA or: Steinem vs. Paglia vs. Uncle Luke

    The One where we go to Blue Flame and talk about the complexities of gender politics in Atlanta.

    We caught a glimpse of the "dark side" of Freaknik.

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    • 44 min
    THE SOUTH RISES AGAIN or: The Emergence of That "New New" Negro Spiritual

    THE SOUTH RISES AGAIN or: The Emergence of That "New New" Negro Spiritual

    The One where the East & the West get their “Comeuppance."

    Freaknik elevates Southern hip hop and Atlanta becomes the Motown of the South.

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    • 38 min
    GRIDLOCK or: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Stuck in Traffic

    GRIDLOCK or: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Stuck in Traffic

    The One where we “Move Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta."



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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

MelaninMonr0e ,

Great coverage BUT his voice made it hard to get through

I really wish someone like his cousin was the Podcaster. I expected, wanted and was looking forward to a raw ATL or Georgia accent. The podcaster sounds hella corny and when he’s “attempting to be hip” it’s like, please stop! 😒

BMWtank ,

Well done.

I really appreciate the way this podcast set up the story of the “event” by showing the historical issues that came to play huge parts in the way the city responded to Freaknik.

I especially appreciated how many views and angles were shown and allowed the listener to make up those own mind. I attended 3 Freakniks and I had disagreements with some of the interviewees but it made for a better podcast.

I still think the severity of the sexual assaults really wasn’t conveyed. In 96, they were super common and in your face. Grabbing behinds and breast were tame compared to the what went down once the sun went down. The story of the girls being pulled off cars and assaulted were not just common but in your face. When we got back to school, a lot of us had multiple stories of witnesses that kind of stuff. It was bad.

kkanderson3 ,

Enjoy it

I can honestly say that I don’t know what I was expecting to hear when I saw this podcast. Maybe some Freaknik stories. I can say thank you though. Thank you for taking us on a history lesson of not just Freaknik, but of the city of Atlanta and it’s relationship w Freaknik. I throughly enjoyed listening to this podcast. It did remind me of time in my life where I wanted to attend Freaknik, but never got the opportunity to go. Thank you again!!

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