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2022 Webby Honoree 'Brown & Black' is a new podcast magazine show exploring the convergence of race and pop culture, hosted by two diverse voices, one Latino and one Black, to fill a needed void in rethinking how pop culture news and opinion are conveyed in America today. Jack Rico and Mike Sargent, two national film and culture critics, interview filmmakers, artists, and journalists to examine the complex nature of entertainment and race.

Brown & Black Sonoro | Jack Rico, Mike Sargent

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

2022 Webby Honoree 'Brown & Black' is a new podcast magazine show exploring the convergence of race and pop culture, hosted by two diverse voices, one Latino and one Black, to fill a needed void in rethinking how pop culture news and opinion are conveyed in America today. Jack Rico and Mike Sargent, two national film and culture critics, interview filmmakers, artists, and journalists to examine the complex nature of entertainment and race.

    Cultural Compromise, Cultural Appropriation, and Cultural Erasure

    Cultural Compromise, Cultural Appropriation, and Cultural Erasure

    Happy 2023! In this first episode of the year, Jack and Mike discuss three themes: cultural compromise, cultural appropriation, and cultural erasure.Cultural Compromise: They debate host Jerrod Carmichael's decision to sell out his morals and values for money and isn't that all of us?

    "How much does it cost to sell your moral principles? Because that's what Carmichael did and the number was $500,000." - Jack Rico

    Cultural Appropriation: They then discuss Gwen Stefani saying "I'm Japanese" and doubling down on it."Stefani got roasted by Asian Press. These Japanese women bowing to her and, there are all these images you could call white supremacy." - Mike Sargent

    Cultural Erasure: Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee banning the term "Latinx" and whether it's important or not. "It's a joke law. It's not gonna hold Mike. So that's why I particularly don't take this seriously. And I don't think it's gonna go anywhere." - Jack RicoTo listen to our podcast, subscribe on these platforms: YouTube youtube.com/@brownblackpodcastSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZwbAZz​iTunes: https://apple.co/32hShVT​iHeart Radio: https://ihr.fm/32kX6h1​ Pandora: https://pdora.co/2DDeWS7​ TuneIn: https://bit.ly/2WpoKG2​

    • 34 min
    The Paradox of Code-Switching and Pivoting

    The Paradox of Code-Switching and Pivoting

    In this episode, we discuss the controversial topics of code-switching, pivoting, and Brown and Black unity in a divisive world. We explore how these topics can be difficult to navigate in both intimate conversations in the workplace and your personal life. This episode is particularly special because it is our first virtual live podcast episode, which we recorded at the Men of Color event in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally, we were supposed to be there in person, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to "pivot" and go the virtual route.To listen to our podcast, subscribe on these platforms: iTunes: https://apple.co/32hShVT​Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZwbAZz​ iHeart Radio: https://ihr.fm/32kX6h1​ Pandora: https://pdora.co/2DDeWS7​ TuneIn: https://bit.ly/2WpoKG2​ Reach out to us: Follow us on YouTube youtube.com/@brownblackpodcast

    • 30 min
    What Does An American Look Like At The World Cup?

    What Does An American Look Like At The World Cup?

    Happy Holidays everyone! In this episode, Mike and Jack reflect on how NYC restaurants have returned to normal except for its movie theaters and they offer some thoughts on why. 

    They also discuss the world's biggest event happening right now - the World Cup. And because we are America, race reared its ugly head at a USMNT press conference and we're all still talking about it. Jack and Mike dissect what an "American" is supposed to look like to the world in 2022. Also, listen to two white Americans speak to that same question, and how futból is becoming their preferred sport.

    • 19 min
    Twitter, Kanye, And Free Speech: What It Means For Brown & Black

    Twitter, Kanye, And Free Speech: What It Means For Brown & Black

    In today's episode, we discuss how Elon Musk and Kanye West's views on American free speech and how it is affecting Latinos and Blacks.

    • 24 min
    This Black Man Is Reinventing The Cop Show

    This Black Man Is Reinventing The Cop Show

    An interview with Black showrunner Mike Flynn about modernizing the cop show genre with CBS' East New York.

    • 36 min
    Nury Martinez and the Dirty Truth of Latino Anti-Blackness

    Nury Martinez and the Dirty Truth of Latino Anti-Blackness

    In this episode, Jack and Mike have a REAL TALK about Latino anti-Blackness around the world. They discuss the recent anti-Black, anti-Indigenous remarks made by the Los Angeles City Council president, Nury Martinez. Is Brown and Black unity now possible? It's time we have real talk about Latino anti-Blackness.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

A bruxa rosa ,

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Of course Apple has never suggested this podcast despite the fact that almost all of the podcasts I listen to have black or Latinx hosts . Eu sou afro brasileira and voices that are relatable to me as a black Latina are important. Keep up the outstanding work gentleman . Amo isso!

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Unity

What a wonderful podcast that brings two worlds together and finding a common ground.

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