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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
    • 4.9, 2.6K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

TheCinephiliac ,

Preserving Black Culture!

Hands down one of my favorite podcasts. These two are intelligent, funny and have interesting ways of looking at our culture and highlighting what makes us us! It’s a celebration of black culture in the best way possible without putting down anyone else’s culture. Thank you Brittany and Eric, keep on keeping on!

Dom from the D ,

Subscribe and thank me later

Listen! The Nod is easily one of my absolute favorite podcasts! It’s a deep dive into authentic black culture with out the embarrassing stereotypes. The journalism is so good. Every episode feels like the hood thesis statements on Twitter.

Chnvaldez ,

STILL. SO. GOOD.

Dear Brittany and Eric, part deux. Every word I wrote in the review below, approximately two years ago, remains true today. UPDATE 2019: Brittany, your thesis and supporting evidence for “the Oprah Legends Ball as the best superhero movie of all time” was genius and pure entertainment mixed with undeniable, beautiful fact. I listened to it on the 40 minute commute home and here’s that epic driveway moment I've heard about; I’ve finished listening but I really really really HAD to write this review before going inside after a long Friday and a longer week. Wow. It’s just too bad that Beyoncé was not at the Legends Ball because she is a youngun fast on the way to Legend status; only thing holding her back might be her relative youth. This ep? “ It really was something” 😉 Eric: f the haters. I love your laugh. Always have, always will. It’s genuine, what I imagine you to be. It’s super endearing and reminds me of Ernie from Sesame Street. Never change. Love you BOTH!! 5/24/19. 🤓😎

****************** I've listened to every ep of The Nod and FCN. You are *consistently* amazing in content, quality, rapport. I am entertained and enlightened every time. I'm also jealous af. I'm on the outside looking in, wishing I could truly be part of the culture you describe so affectionately.

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