124 episodes

Demetria L. Lucas, cultural critic and author of A Belle in Brooklyn and Don't Waste Your Pretty, muses on pop culture shenanigans, dating and relationships, and everything worth watching on any size screen. #ratchetandrespectable
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Demetria L. Lucas, cultural critic and author of A Belle in Brooklyn and Don't Waste Your Pretty, muses on pop culture shenanigans, dating and relationships, and everything worth watching on any size screen. #ratchetandrespectable
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    Single Husbands

    Single Husbands

    Demi dedicates May to Movement; America *is* a racist country; a church “creative director“ is caught DM-ing d*** print pics ; Pose EP and director Janet Mock has stopped GAF; and much, much more.
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    (Finally) Home Again

    (Finally) Home Again

    Demi moved— yes, again; The Black Bachelor returns to The Racist; and “Bigger” Executive Producer— he has a few more titles too— Will Packer discusses the business of entertaining Black folks.
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    Backfield in Motion

    Backfield in Motion

    Demi has Covid arm; Tyrese Tyrese’s... again; Ursher ticket prices are offensive to my wallet; former US Senator Rick Santorum is a trash human for his comments on Native Americans; not enough Black people win big at the Oscars.
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    Pay for Play

    Pay for Play

    Demi has encounters with two exes; RIP Shock G, DMX, and Black Rob; reactions to Ma’Khia Bryant’s murder demonstrate how we’re not protecting Black women or girls; Variety celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar win; that Snowfall finale; Bigger returns to BET+; Black Domme Mistress Marley discusses money, power and respect in the underworld of kink.
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    **** You, Pay Me

    **** You, Pay Me

    Bethann Hardison slays in British Vogue; Auntie Maxine says what we were all thinking; “Pay Pigs” in The New York Times; David Johns (National Black Justice Coalition) breaks down performative masculinity.

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    Revisiting Snack Ministry

    Revisiting Snack Ministry

    The Bearded Black Men Who Read (On Clubhouse) swing by for a very special V-Day reading; and singer Omar Wilson serenades Demi with a verse from his new single “Sounds That You Make”. Grab your headphones… and if necessary, a towel.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

BrinkaBreion ,

I think I found my new favorite podcast.

I rarely listen to podcast, but I feel I will be listening to this! I like the range in your personality from serious to relaxed & home-girl style. So far I’ve heard real and open commentary. I look forward to catching up ok your podcast and listening to more!

ajmork ,

Your Voice is Needed!

Today’s episode discussing your perspective on the new Amazon series was on point! I share the same sentiment. I couldn’t get past the first episode. The micro aggressions that black people feel on a regular bases is real.

JayRo0912 ,

Shes a BFF in my head.

Demetria is exactly what the doctor ordered. She’s so knowledgeable and talented. You can’t help but to love her more after each episode. Keep up the good work!

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