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 Mass Appeal & Endeavor Content

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    • 4.1 • 401 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.

    PROLOGUE or: The Abominable Indiscretions of Youth

    PROLOGUE or: The Abominable Indiscretions of Youth

    To understand Freaknik, you have to understand Atlanta.

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    • 37 min
    A DIFFERENT WORLD or: The Matriculation of the “Capital” of Dixie

    A DIFFERENT WORLD or: The Matriculation of the “Capital” of Dixie

    The One where we head to the AUC to talk about HBCU's  (A.K.A.: "Historically Black Colleges and Universities")
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    • 40 min
    PRIME REAL ESTATE or: The New "Birthright"

    PRIME REAL ESTATE or: The New "Birthright"

    The One where things get "dark" in the "Black Mecca" of America...literally & metaphorically.
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    • 37 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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

GirlsDemStevia ,

Coulda been five

Really enjoyable listen, but the host’s slang attempts made me cringe every single time.

EVERY.

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.

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