6 episodes

Welcome to the Race Trader podcast! A place where Boston and J trade ideas on race by way of discussing film through a black and white perspective. They bring a nuanced look into older and contemporary black film and its impact on the racial dialogue in America.

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Welcome to the Race Trader podcast! A place where Boston and J trade ideas on race by way of discussing film through a black and white perspective. They bring a nuanced look into older and contemporary black film and its impact on the racial dialogue in America.

    006 / Menace II Society (1993)

    006 / Menace II Society (1993)

    This episode was recorded on July 25th, 2020. We discuss black genocide; a lack of hope; the Hughes Brothers relationship with 2Pac; misogyny in rap music; censorship; dystopian settings; the ending; white perspective/black perspective; sociopathy; the prison industrial complex; Donald Trump; relating with black people; the weight of being black; religious dogma; Charles Dutton; fronting thug life; no more anxiety; and showing up at a white college.

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 50 min
    005 / Atlanta's Teddy Perkins (2018)

    005 / Atlanta's Teddy Perkins (2018)

    This episode was recorded on September 8th, 2020. Happy Halloween! This episode we discuss horror, surrealism, David Lynch, white face, great art coming from great pain, fatherhood, dedication, unpacking the past, loneliness, Darius’ role in the show Atlanta, picking up items purchased on Craigslist, black people and horror movie shenanigans, gallows humor, black tenacity, the Weathering Effect, and black representation in horror movies.

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 56 min
    004 / Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

    004 / Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

    This episode was recorded on August 7th, 2020. We discuss Tyler Perry’s plays, why Perry is not for white people, how Perry handles trauma, Spike Lee vs Tyler Perry, Perry’s abusive childhood history, did the movie take on too much?, Tyler Perry as Booker T Washington, the Politics of Respectability and Christianity, The Boondocks, money vs quality film, colorism, Tyler Perry’s lack of complexity and tone, and Perry’s business acumen.

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 49 min
    003 / Jungle Fever (1991)

    003 / Jungle Fever (1991)

    This episode was recorded on July 14th, 2020. We discuss how relevant the movie is today, interracial relationships, why this is a lessor known Spike Lee movie, the perceived danger of white women to black men, Flipper’s dilemma, racial stereotypes, Italians vs Black people, black love vulnerability, the birth of cool, colorism, unanswered questions and why does this movie still matter.

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 51 min
    002 / Sorry to Bother You (2018)

    002 / Sorry to Bother You (2018)

    This episode was recorded on July 10th, 2020. We take a look at Sorry to Bother You and do our best to unpack it’s many layers. We discuss Oakland, art communities, being black in corporate America, code switching, protest, Black Lives Matter, moral relativism, white privilege, sports, the American Dream, the role of fathers, and more!

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    001 / Coming to America (1988)

    001 / Coming to America (1988)

    This episode was recorded on June 30th, 2020. We watch Coming to America with fresh eyes and discuss the film’s context, Eddie Murphy as a celebrity, the variety of performances, misogyny, colorism, and the upcoming sequel. 

    Email us your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at bostonnj@racetraderpodcast.com. Discuss the show with the #racetraderpodcast hashtag on Twitter and everywhere else. Please don’t forget to rate, review and listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 46 min

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