28 episodes

Read The Room Podcast is a show lead by two millennial Black women navigating their way through life. Whether it be dealing with the qualms of being Black in corporate america, dealing with the ever so complicated dating game, learn & growing from our childhood traumas, discussing what it means to be black in america period, or simply having a great time - we've got you covered! New Episodes every Sunday via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and our website. You can email us at readtheroompod@gmail.com and find us on social media @readtheroompod for both Instagram and Twitter. #readtheroompod  

Read The Room Podcast Read The Room Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Read The Room Podcast is a show lead by two millennial Black women navigating their way through life. Whether it be dealing with the qualms of being Black in corporate america, dealing with the ever so complicated dating game, learn & growing from our childhood traumas, discussing what it means to be black in america period, or simply having a great time - we've got you covered! New Episodes every Sunday via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and our website. You can email us at readtheroompod@gmail.com and find us on social media @readtheroompod for both Instagram and Twitter. #readtheroompod  

    The Sexualization of Black Girls & Women

    The Sexualization of Black Girls & Women

    A tale as old as time, a nuanced experience, and still a reality for us. On the social totem pole, Black grils & women are ranked dead last. Robbed of our youth, innocence, and autonomy, Black girls & women can never choose our race or gender first as we don't have that luxury. If you identify with this group, we're sure you've heard the phrase "stop acting grown" or "she's fast" or "go change, you're showing too much". From the jump, Black girls are not allowed to be children in comparison to our [other race] counterparts which bleeds into womanhood as we have to learn to mother our inner child and mend our relationship with sexuality. In this episode we explore the sexualization of Black girls and women starting with slavery, post-(legal)slavery stereotypes, the rise of hip hop, and where we stand today. 
    If you have thought on this topic, you can interact with us via twitter using the hastag #readtheroompod. 
    Source material:
    - Selling Sexy: Hip Hop culture's commodification of Black female sexualization 
    - The Historical Roots of the Sexualization of Black Women and Girls 
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    - Instagram: @readtheroompod
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    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com

    • 53 min
    The Girl Code

    The Girl Code

    Ah yes, the good ole girl code. Yes, its 2021 and we're STILL following our "girl code" rules that we made up in middle school, why? Because they apply. In this week's episode, we talk about girl code; what it means to us, our top girl code, and discuss a few girl code Dos and Donts that we got from this week's article. 
    Let us know what your #1 girl code is on our social media! 
    Source material:
    - Girl code: The unwritten Rules of Female Friendships 
    Follow us on social media:
    - Instagram: @readtheroompod
    - Twitter: @readtheroompod
    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    Capitalism and the Black Messiah

    Capitalism and the Black Messiah

    If you've listened to us long enough, you know we're quite literally over the idea of capitalism. In today's episode, we briefly discuss the movie "Judas and the Black Messiah" in the context of black capitalism vs black revolution and what that means to us and for us, as a community, today. From calls of gentrifying our neighborhoods, buying black our blocks, and consumming all black everthything, will the revolution still be televised? Or have we strayed too far from the light? 
    Follow us on social media:
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    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber 
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com 

    • 47 min
    Sweet Tea: Pills n Potions - The Cosby Verdict

    Sweet Tea: Pills n Potions - The Cosby Verdict

    One thing America does really well is letting it be known how much it does not care about people who belong to disenfranchised groups. Whether it be through the lens of race, gender, sexuality, or ability...this country does not care. In today's sweet tea we discuss the cosby verdict in which the master chemist has been freed from prison after confessing to drugging and sexual assualting multiple women of which he was convicted for one. How is he free? Why is he free? How do we see cases like Cosby's show up in our everyday life? What contributes to the constant lack of injustice? These questions, and more, are what we attempt to answer in this episode. 
    Follow us on social media:
    - Instagram: @readtheroompod
    - Twitter: @readtheroompod
    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber 
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    1 Year Anniversary

    1 Year Anniversary

    We're back! This week's episode is a very special one as we're celebrating our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! It's been such an amazing experience building Read The Room and producing content for you all. We've learned so much and we have even more in store for the podcast. Join us as we reflect on our experience in hosting this podcast, discussing our top 10 streamed episodes, and expressing what we hope to accomplish year 2! 
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 
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    - Instagram: @readtheroompod
    - Twitter: @readtheroompod
    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber 
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com 

    • 47 min
    I Just Wanna Be Successful Part II

    I Just Wanna Be Successful Part II

    This week, we take a new approach on a previous topic. In our prior introduction of "I just wanna be successful," we talked about it in the context of navigating coporate America but this time we take a more personal approach. We discussed what it means to be successful as defined by the most important person in your life...you. From the stressors that come with success, managing your success in relation to the people in your life, and paving a lane for yourself. This is I Just Wanna Be Successful Part 2!
    Follow us on social media:
    - Instagram: @readtheroompod
    - Twitter: @readtheroompod
    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQlRAJeMQWa9hbBwW5sy_A?view_as=subscriber 
    Email us with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you'd like advice on a particular situation at readtheroompod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CateraG ,

Insightful podcast

I found these ladies on Instagram. I had been looking for some new podcasts to listen to and I love this one. I enjoyed the friendship topic, that’s the podcast episode that really pulled me in to listen more to these ladies. Type C friends really are important!

Please keep making more podcasts and I’ll keep listening!

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