123 episodes

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

The Nod Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 3.1K Ratings

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

    We’ve Been Here Before

    We’ve Been Here Before

    Amid a still raging global pandemic, the nation has been reeling over the most recent spate of killings of Black people at the hands of police. Brittany and Eric sit down to process their feelings and memorialize the lives we lost. #BlackLivesMatter

    • 8 min
    See You Soon!

    See You Soon!

    On this final episode of The Nod podcast, Brittany and Eric take some AMA questions from listeners and each other. As they prepare to embark on their newest journey (a daily video show on Quibi), the friends reflect on what it has been like to work together over the last few years, and make some recommendations for podcasts to listen to once you've exhausted the entire archive of The Nod.
    And this isn't goodbye! Sign up for updates on the new daily Quibi show The Nod with Brittany & Eric at thenod.show

    • 55 min
    A Nod to The Nod

    A Nod to The Nod

    The Nod podcast is coming to an end, and this week we are looking back at some of the highlights from the last 2.5 years of the show! It’s just like the moment right before Will turns out the lights in the empty living room at the Banks house. In this jam-packed clip show, Brittany and Eric take a trip down memory lane, and talk about how some of your favorite episodes of The Nod came together.
    Be sure to come back next week for the final episode of The Nod podcast! And sign up for updates on the new Quibi show The Nod with Brittany and Eric at thenod.show

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Borders Between Us

    Borders Between Us

    Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. was born in Sierra Leone, and when he was eight years old, his mom brought him to live with her in the States. Then, when he was a teenager, his mom got sick and passed away. In the years since, Saidu has struggled with how distant he felt from his mom, often using poetry to work through his feelings. On this week's show, a beautiful story about the infinite gratitude--and resentment--we can feel for the parents who gave us everything.
    Plus, an update about our podcast.
    "Borders Between Us" was produced by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and Jay Allison for the public radio website transom.org. The story was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • 41 min
    Intentions for 2020

    Intentions for 2020

    In this week's BONUS, Brittany and Eric discuss their intentions for the coming year.

    • 30 min
    Brittany's Choice: An Oral History of Knuck If You Buck

    Brittany's Choice: An Oral History of Knuck If You Buck

    We reunite members of Crime Mob to get the inside story of Knuck If You Buck, the club anthem that defined the crunk era and took them from high school kids to rap legends. All tea, no shade—straight from the people who lived it: Diamond, Princess and Lil Jay.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

and1dand1 ,

Great archive

Even if the show is over, the back catalogue is great

calgrad78 ,

I’m the late one

Glad I found you two but my bad that I found you so late. The best to you both!

Trish Pluggen ,

Blacknesses Biggest Fans Indeed

Been rocking with Brittany and Eric ever since For Colored Nerds and they continue to outdo themselves. I thoroughly enjoy the stories of the little know black figures and stories that I would probably have never come across on my own. This show is hilarious, informative and full of gems. You are sure to be delighted if you give this podcast a chance.

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