144 episodes

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 3.3K Ratings

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'

    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'

    Girlfriends, Insecure, Uncorked — what do they have in common? Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny of course! Today, Prentice talks about his origins on Girlfriends, Insecure's Emmy noms, and the need for more Black writers.

    • 8 min
    The 40-Year-Old Version

    The 40-Year-Old Version

    Sundance award winning director Radha Blank joins B + E to discuss her debut film, The 40-Year-Old Version, produced by Lena Waithe. She shares why Spike Lee and New York City play a major influence on her work.  

    • 6 min
    VP Debate: What's at Stake

    VP Debate: What's at Stake

    What do candidates Pence and Harris have to lose, and what do they have to prove? Political commentator Shawna Thomas reveals how the VP candidates and the debate moderator have prepared for one of the most important moments of the campaign season.

    • 8 min
    Cosplaying While Black

    Cosplaying While Black

    With New York Comic-Con going remote, Eric talks with internet sensation, Korra — ahem — Kiera Please about its most beloved tradition: cosplay. They talk Blackness, anime's mainstream re-brand, and she even helps Eric with a Halloween surprise. 

    • 8 min
    Big Freedia's Bounce

    Big Freedia's Bounce

    The New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has a lot on her plate! From a doc about gun violence to a brand new cooking show; she tells us how she’s using her platform to shine a light on the culture and the most pressing issues of her city.

    • 9 min
    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons

    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons

    Brittany and Eric put the internet's most controversial gossip blog in the hot seat. Is The Shade Room good for the Blacks? Author George Johnson discusses The Shade Room's place in Black celebrity gossip and internet culture at large.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Cutie2134 ,

Thank You!!!!

For the two years I have listened to this show. Thank you for unapologetically being and celebrating black culture. I have learned and grown so much from this show content. I miss ya’ll.

Kevdwong ,

The New Format is Too Short

I used to love this show but since the Quibi deal the episodes are too short. There’s just not enough time to have the kind of thoughtful discussions I used to come to this show for.

Sunlightbeauti ,

I hope Quibi offered the millions

This show opened my eyes to so many things we don’t learn in school! From unsung heroes to deep dives on pop culture this podcast was everything! So sad it went to a TV model and couldn’t stay as both, idk! Miss you soo much Britney and Eric

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