6 episodes

The Black Moon Podcast is an exploration and interrogation into Black death. This podcast aims to deepen our knowledge about the life stories of Black people who have passed away and situate their death in the societal context in which they died. The Black Moon Podcast is additionally here interrogate the understanding of death in the western world and provide vital information that will hopefully help Black people be better prepared to engage with death. Lastly, this podcast is here to hold space for collective healing. Rather than experiencing the death of Black people through viral trauma-porn and hashtags centered around the last moments of life, BMP aims to remediate the harm being done to our psyches from watching Black people die. This podcast is written and produced by Gambian-American Poet Olka Baldeh.

The Black Moon Podcast Olka Baldeh

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Black Moon Podcast is an exploration and interrogation into Black death. This podcast aims to deepen our knowledge about the life stories of Black people who have passed away and situate their death in the societal context in which they died. The Black Moon Podcast is additionally here interrogate the understanding of death in the western world and provide vital information that will hopefully help Black people be better prepared to engage with death. Lastly, this podcast is here to hold space for collective healing. Rather than experiencing the death of Black people through viral trauma-porn and hashtags centered around the last moments of life, BMP aims to remediate the harm being done to our psyches from watching Black people die. This podcast is written and produced by Gambian-American Poet Olka Baldeh.

    Jo Ann Robinson | Legendary Black Woman Unhidden

    Jo Ann Robinson | Legendary Black Woman Unhidden

    The fIfth episode of the Black Moon Podcast honors the life of Jo Ann Robinson. Without Jo Ann Robinson, we might have never known the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., and we, Black people that is, may still be sitting in the back of the...

    • 51 min
    Muhlaysia Booker | Black, Trans, Loved, & Murdered

    Muhlaysia Booker | Black, Trans, Loved, & Murdered

    The fourth episode of the Black Moon Podcast honors the life of Muhlaysia Booker. Muhlaysia Booker was a 22 year old woman with a big personality. Raised in Dallas, TX, Muhlaysia was Black, Trans, dynamic, dramatic, determined, and absolutely hilarious....

    • 48 min
    Danshaun Wells | Dead Black Boys

    Danshaun Wells | Dead Black Boys

    This episode of the Black Moon podcast covers the life and death of Danshaun Wells. I go into what it means to be have compassion for Black people

    • 45 min
    Korryn Gaines | The Myth of The Angry Black Woman

    Korryn Gaines | The Myth of The Angry Black Woman

    This episode of the Black Moon podcast covers the life and death of Korryn Gaines. I go into what it means to be Black, angry, and defiant.

    • 55 min
    MarShawn McCarrel | Activism Kills

    MarShawn McCarrel | Activism Kills

    This episode of the Black Moon podcast covers the life and death of MarShawn McCarrel. I go into what it means to be an activist, to advocate for Black life - including your own.

    • 41 min
    Trailer: The Black Moon Podcast

    Trailer: The Black Moon Podcast

    Trailer: The Black Moon Podcast

    • 59 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

keeperoftheseeds ,

Beautiful storytelling

This podcast reminds me of the art of story telling, and the power of it. Weaving together facts and history, with context and backdrop of what’s happening in our lives today, is such a skill. Thank you for this gift!

amazelane ,

Informative and inspiring!

This podcast is incredible and so beautifully done. The stories being told are so important and the storytelling itself is vibrant and full of appreciation and energy. Listening to it feels like I’m at my family reunion listening to the grown folks sharing stories and memories. I learned so much and had so much fun listening!

divlistens ,

Insightful, moving, empowering

This podcast is the product of a talented AND hardworking individual who is a fierce advocate for the underrepresented. Olka’s passion shines through her storytelling and evokes powerful learning and healing for the listener. A true labor of love and dedication.

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