5 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, 16 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.

    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
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

anonymousvv ,

Important insight approached with gentleness & the utmost integrity

An emotional educational journey on injustice. How corruption and the very processes that lead to the opposite of truth and just actions and outcomes for our black brothers and sisters. Stories we should all listen to in today’s day in age especially those of us in the movement and believe in justice and change for our communities.

feat.lauren ,

Must Listen

These are stories that deserve to be heard. These are stories that need to be heard. Thank you to Olka for breathing new life into these names and this struggle. Passion is what makes people listen, and Olka delivers that passion because her heart is deeply rooted in these words.

KellyLynch1 ,

Wow

Olka’s writing and speaking is so moving and powerful. I appreciate how much she opens her heart in the show. She shares information and different perspectives and weaves them together with story. Great show!

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