97 episodes

Season 5: A Black disabled woman with MS unpacking and unlearning all of the junk acquired while living as a "temp" in an ableist society. Join her as she explores some of the unexamined issues and intersections of disability.

Seasons 1-4: A curated selection of episodes can be streamed. Podcast hosted by two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast Daana Townsend

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 74 Ratings

Season 5: A Black disabled woman with MS unpacking and unlearning all of the junk acquired while living as a "temp" in an ableist society. Join her as she explores some of the unexamined issues and intersections of disability.

Seasons 1-4: A curated selection of episodes can be streamed. Podcast hosted by two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

    Myelin & Melanin: Raising the Temp

    Myelin & Melanin: Raising the Temp

    A brand new podcast series produced and hosted by Daana is starting soon: "Myelin & Melanin: Raising the Temp"! I talk about MS, disability, and its intersections. Stay tuned!

    • 58 sec
    Episode 143 | The Final Episode: The End (feat. Courtney Townsend & Carlos Kareem Windham)

    Episode 143 | The Final Episode: The End (feat. Courtney Townsend & Carlos Kareem Windham)

    Though the podcast is ending, you can still find us on our website: http://myelinandmelanin.com and Twitter at @myelinmelanin. Please note that Myelin & Melanin has no *legitimate* presence on Facebook or Instagram. Any information on those platforms is not credible.

    You can Daana on Instagram @retrosoul__, her website: http://theretrosoul.com and by e-mail at daana.townsend@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 142 | Retrospective: Holding Space With Damian Washingt

    Episode 142 | Retrospective: Holding Space With Damian Washingt

    As the Myelin & Melanin podcast draws to a close, join us for a special retrospective of moments with one of our favorite people -- Damian Washington. You'll hear clips from Episodes 43, 72 & 110. Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    Episode 141 | Retrospective: Dope Moments with Carlos Kareem Windham

    Episode 141 | Retrospective: Dope Moments with Carlos Kareem Windham

    As the Myelin & Melanin Podcast comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments with Carlos Kareem Windham. Carlos has been the most frequent guest on the show (appearing 13+ times over the past 4 seasons).

    • 34 min
    Episode 140 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 2)

    Episode 140 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 2)

    Join us for a retrospective of some gems that Dr. Aaron Boster, MD has shared with us over the years.

    We are so honored to have been gifted his time and insight on the podcast over the past four seasons. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite Dr. B. moments. You'll hear excerpts from Episodes 73 & 135 (from Seasons 3 & 4). We encourage you to listen to each episode in its entirety. They're brilliant.

    • 19 min
    Episode 139 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 1)

    Episode 139 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 1)

    Join us for a retrospective of some gems that Dr. Aaron Boster, MD has shared with us over the years.

    We are so honored to have been gifted his time and insight on the podcast over the past four seasons. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite Dr. B. moments. You'll hear excerpts from Episodes 17, 40 & 51 (from Seasons 1-3). We encourage you to listen to each episode in its entirety. They're brilliant.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Jrt320 ,

Amazing podcast

I have learned so much from this podcast and am almost done listening to the entire catalog of past episodes. The hosts are so genuine and down to earth and the guests are excellent. Highly recommend.

chronic.pleasure ,

Really Great Podcast

I only wish I knew about this podcast sooner! Each episode is a reminder that the range of what I experience is normal, that there is nothing wrong with us, and that we are allowed to feel cruddy and happy and be complex. Great guests, great banter, a real community feel that it feels a privilege to eavesdrop on.

natcat567150 ,

So raw and real that it feels like I’m eavesdropping

This is an excellent podcast. There are so many worthy topics touched upon. Though I don’t have MS I’m finding so much value in all of the issues discussed. After a year of seeing multiple specialists for an unknown condition (which I know by comparison is not that long) hearing was these stories have given me a sense of not being alone. The elevation of Black voices have really taught me to listen and own my mistakes and then be able to move on from these mistakes rather than letting them paralyze me. Daana and Dawn are so candid and they bring that out in their guests. Today I drove around the block to finish an episode. So good.

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