100 episodes

Let's Talk Bruh is a podcast on Black Masculinity. We have conversations on mental health/therapy, black male privilege, vulnerability, patriarchy's impact on black women, friendship, sex and much more with a type of vulnerability rarely heard in the podcast space.

Our conversations are designed to create a space where Black Men can have deeper conversations, vent, laugh, cry, celebrate each other AND call each other for problematic behavior. With each episode we try to do our part in considering and suggesting new visions of black masculinity.

Tune in every Wednesday.

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    • 4.7 • 277 Ratings

Let's Talk Bruh is a podcast on Black Masculinity. We have conversations on mental health/therapy, black male privilege, vulnerability, patriarchy's impact on black women, friendship, sex and much more with a type of vulnerability rarely heard in the podcast space.

Our conversations are designed to create a space where Black Men can have deeper conversations, vent, laugh, cry, celebrate each other AND call each other for problematic behavior. With each episode we try to do our part in considering and suggesting new visions of black masculinity.

Tune in every Wednesday.

    The State of Black Masculinity Pt. 2 | Black Men Divesting from Patriarchy

    The State of Black Masculinity Pt. 2 | Black Men Divesting from Patriarchy

    Watch The State of Black Masculinity Pt. 2 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ue16pZoVeTs
    It's been a minute since we hit yall with the State of Black Masculinity Pt. 1. 2 years ago to be exact. In many ways it's a completely different world. As we enter year 3 of the pandemic, our lives, to varying degrees, have been flipped turned upside down. But in some ways, Black masculinity and the livelihoods of Black folks have remained unchanged. 
     
    In today's episode we talk about living through the pandemic, the impact of white supremacy and state violence on us and we discuss a few names you may or may not have heard about from Boosie, to Dave Chappelle to Kevin Samuels. 
     
    We close the show talking about what divesting from patriarchy looks like for us. We've all been indoctrinated into a system of patriarchy and toxic masculinity, but what does it look like to imagine alternatives for Black men? What does that work of unlearning harmful behaviors and replacing them with new ones look like? What lies on the other side of patriarchy for Black men?
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Black Men Talking About Mental Health

    Black Men Talking About Mental Health

    Watch Black Men Talking About Mental Health on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obTLAA1B6w4
    Fellas, are you happy? Are you good? You sure bruh?
    No foreal, let’s sit with this for a minute. Patriarchy at an early age forces us to lie. Lie to others of course, but the first lie we tell is to ourselves. We say we’re good when we’re not. We suppress our feelings and emotions. We minimize both our pain and our joy and find it difficult to name our feelings when they even come up. Point blank, patriarchy teaches us to deny our own humanity and suffer in silence because that’s” just what it means to be a man” and “that’s what men do”
    But what if we could reclaim our feelings, emotions and the fullness of our humanity? What if instead of "boys don’t cry" we told each other “you are enough just the way you are” or "your emotions and feelings are valid bro." In this episode we take a look at how patriarchy and toxic masculinity has impacted our mental health.
    We talk about why Black men have a suicide rate 3 times higher than other demographic groups. We also discuss how we can heal the wounds from patriarchy and reclaim our humanity.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Black Men Talking About Love

    Black Men Talking About Love

    Watch Black Men Talking About Love on YouTube Part 1 - Brotherhood Between Straight & Queer Black Men https://youtu.be/xj4P5mFGQdc
    What do we mean when we say brotherly love? Who are we including that phrase? Are all Black men included or only some? This episode explores what love can look like between Black men.
    We also unpack how homophobia has prevented us from establishing deeper connections with each other as Black men. And for those of us who are straight, what has that unlearning process looked like and how has it shown up with our other straight male friends?
    Patriarchy and toxic masculinity require us to do and be several things, but love is rarely part of that equation. So what happens when we make love a requirement for ourselves as Black men and boys?
    Part 2 - Are You Good at Being Vulnerable? https://youtu.be/NPuT_t_Nx8U
    What does it mean to be vulnerable? Are you good at it? Do you like being vulnerable? For many of us, embracing vulnerability is a foreign concept. It's uncomfortable and frankly at times it can be scary as hell. As men, we've been taught to reject vulnerability. It's looked at as a sign of weakness or softness. But we know that's not true. To be vulnerable is an act of courage. To be vulnerable is also an act of self love. It's an act of self acceptance.
    This is Part 2 of our conversation, "Black Men Talking About Love" and we also unpack what love means for us. We share what our self love game looks like. We attempt to define what love is. We live in a world where Black boys and men aren't typically associated with love so we try to envision a world that makes love a requirement for Black men and boys instead of patriarchy.
    In the first 20 minutes of today's episode we tackle a few Black Card Revoked Questions along with some questions from the My Therapy Cards for Black men deck.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Black Men Talking About Sex

    Black Men Talking About Sex

    Black men, when was the last time you felt completely free during a sexual experience? It’s okay if you’ve never felt that way. Patriarchy teaches us to prioritize power, control and performance in sexual experiences which can lead to wack sex at best and harmful consent at worst. 
    But when we divest from patriarchy, we can begin to focus on pleasure instead of performance.  Connection instead of control. Vulnerability / intimacy instead of power. Let's get free...
    Watch Black Men Talking About Sex on YouTube
    Part 1 - Black Men, What Does Sex Mean For You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzZYBRYii4
    Part 2 - Black Men, Who Taught You About Sex? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQnNYVv1Czc
    Part 3 - Black Men, How Do You Connect With Your Body?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKnNNmZtTA8
    Part 4 - Dropping October 29th on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsa2wXlKMWlpAER8v16zXZw
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    LTB Wants to Buy You Groceries | Black Men Talking About Sex Preview

    LTB Wants to Buy You Groceries | Black Men Talking About Sex Preview

    Groceries on LTB x Cash App Giveaway #2 Instructions
    1. Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube channel
    2. Send us an email to letstalkbruh@gmail.com with the subject line, "yall got me?" and your CashApp handle in the message
    3. Friday October 15th at 9am we'll randomly select 5 winners and send each winner $100 via CashApp
    Additional Information
    1. To ensure we receive your entry, please turn off the following YouTube privacy setting: Keep all my subscriptions private
    2. If you're already subscribed to us on YouTube, simply send an email to letstalkbruh@gmail.com with your YouTube username in the message
    3. We will be accepting entries until 9am EST on Friday October 15th and winners will be announced and notified by 10am EST
    "NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Must be 18 years or older and U.S. Resident. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, sanctioned, or associated with YouTube or Instagram. Winners announced Friday October 15th by 10am EST.
    Groceries on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Information - https://bit.ly/GroceriesOnLTB
    Black Men Talking About Sex (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DObssVXubI&t=8s
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    • 9 min
    Lunch on Let's Talk Bruh x Cash App Giveaway

    Lunch on Let's Talk Bruh x Cash App Giveaway

    Lunch on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Instructions
    1. Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube channel
    2. Send us an email to letstalkbruh@gmail.com with the subject line, "I want lunch on LTB"
    3. Friday October 8th at 9am we'll randomly select 5 (five) winners and send each winner $30 via CashApp
    Additional Information

    1. To ensure we receive your entry, please turn off the following YouTube privacy setting: Keep all my subscriptions private
    2. If you're already subscribed to us on YouTube, simply send an email to letstalkbruh@gmail.com with your YouTube username in the message
    3. We will be accepting entries until 9am EST on Friday October 8th and winners will be announced and notified by 10am EST
    "NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Must be 18 years or older and U.S. Resident. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, sanctioned, or associated with YouTube or Instagram. Winners announced Friday October 8th by 10am EST.
    Lunch on LTB x Cash App Giveaway Information - https://bit.ly/LunchOnLTB
    The State of Black Masculinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nzkzJ8oFTg&t=527s
    Subscribe to the Let's Talk Bruh YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsa2wXlKMWlpAER8v16zXZw
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

A_gilbz83 ,

A necessity for US

This podcast has been a breath of fresh air for me personally. From a fellow Hamptonian I appreciate what you are doing for our people. Much love and respect ✊🏾

khama jamaal ,

From a brotha to another

This podcast is made by black men for black men. We need everything this podcast has to offer. Preciate fellas.

Dkbruner ,

So necessary

I learn something every episode. I appreciate how this show is willing to explore every crack and crevice of Black male identity. I hope this show sparks a movement.

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