15 episodes

When We See Each Other* is a bi-weekly podcast focused on work by Black, queer, trans, non-binary artists/writers from a broad range of genres -- stretching from poetry to indie rock, pop, alternative, noise rock, hip hop, reggae, dance hall, metal, calypso, funk, etc. The show is sort of a mixed bag. There will be artist interviews to discuss artists' process in relation to their craft while facing the struggles of being Black, queer, trans in an industry that doesn't include themselves and their identities. It is an open forum for Black queer, trans, non-binary artists to share and expose their work.

*as in, "When we see each other in the streets..."

This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.

When We See Each Other Nikkiesha McLeod, BTRtoday

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When We See Each Other* is a bi-weekly podcast focused on work by Black, queer, trans, non-binary artists/writers from a broad range of genres -- stretching from poetry to indie rock, pop, alternative, noise rock, hip hop, reggae, dance hall, metal, calypso, funk, etc. The show is sort of a mixed bag. There will be artist interviews to discuss artists' process in relation to their craft while facing the struggles of being Black, queer, trans in an industry that doesn't include themselves and their identities. It is an open forum for Black queer, trans, non-binary artists to share and expose their work.

*as in, "When we see each other in the streets..."

This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.

    Ep 15: 2021 is the new 2020, so listen to music

    Ep 15: 2021 is the new 2020, so listen to music

    "We’re kicking off the new year with plenty of music, featuring tracks from Gaspard Eden, Laura Groves, Call Me Spinster, Calexico, Made Kuti, Menahan Street Band, Arlo Parks, Leathered, and Femi Kuti.

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.



    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    00:53 - “Bathroom Mirror” - Gaspard Eden
    04:50 - “Nothing” - Gaspard Eden
    08:37 - “Infinite Wisdom” - Laura Groves
    12:00 - “Red” - Laura Groves
    16:45 - “Long Hard Day” - Call Me Spinster
    20:35 - Mic Break
    21:40 - “Hear the Bells” - Calexico
    25:30 - “Heart of Downtown” - Calexico
    29:05 - “Tanta Tristiza” - Calexico
    32:50 - “Free Your Mind” - Made Kuti
    36:18 - “Your Enemy” - Made Kuti
    41:00 - “Midnight Morning” - Menahan Street Band
    43:55 - Mic Break
    44:15 - “Caroline” - Arlo Parks
    47:50 - “There There” - Leathered
    50:45 - “Pa Pa Pa” - Femi Kuti
    54:10 - Outro/Sponsor // Produced by Stereoactive Media
    55:32 - Finish
    "

    • 55 min
    Ep 14: Best of 2020 Music

    Ep 14: Best of 2020 Music

    "Since the podcast began back in July, ‘When We See Each Other’ has featured lots of music of various genres, mainly made by artists who are queer/trans/GNC (and mostly BIPOC). As we near the end of 2020, Nikkiesha shares some of their favorite music from the show so far!

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.



    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    01:10 - “Maker” - Anjimile
    04:00 - “In Your Eyes" - Anjimile
    07:00 - “Makda" - Witch Prophet
    09:10 - “Musa" - Witch Prophet
    11:57 - “D’Umm - The Black Creatures
    15:50 - Mic Break
    17:10 - “Growing Pains” - NYALLAH
    20:05 - “Black Fantasy Dream" - NYALLAH
    25:10 - “5 Years From Now” - Blxck Cxsper
    29:05 - “Trans Trender” - Blxck Cxsper
    32:40 - “Black in Amerikka” - Kin 4 Life
    35:15 - Mic Break
    36:06 - “An Offering” - Tender Creature
    39:35 - “If Anyone Asks” - Tender Creature
    44:30 - “Fall Asleep” - Big Joanie
    47:25 - “Token” - Big Joanie
    50:20 - “Trust No Mo” - Billy Dean Thomas
    53:40 - Outro/Sponsor // Produced by Stereoactive Media
    55:20 - Finish
    "

    • 55 min
    Ep 13: Best of 2020 Interviews

    Ep 13: Best of 2020 Interviews

    "Since the podcast began back in July, Nikkiesha has spoken with 8 artists for feature length interviews. As we near the end of 2020, Nikkiesha shares some of their favorite moments from those interviews, where people have shared their experiences as BIPOC and/or queer/trans/GNC musicians, artists, and label founders. If you hear anything you like, please check out the full interviews, all available on our showpage!

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.



    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    00:53 - Q: What inspired you to start making music? Answers from Anjimile, Witch Prophet, Big Joanie
    06:15 - Q: What inspired the beginnings of the Trans Trenderz label? Answer from Blxck Casper
    09:10 - Q: How’d you meet and form your duo? Answer from The Black Creatures
    12:25 - Q What was the first song you ever wrote? Answers from Witch Prophet, The Black Creatures
    17:20 - Q: What inspired your album? Answers from Anjimile, NYALLAH, Witch Prophet
    34:20 - Q: What’s the story behind your name? Answers from The Black Creatures, Tender Creature, Big Joanie
    40:55 - Q: How’d you name your album? Answers from Anjimile, Witch Prophet, The Black Creatures, Tender Creature
    46:10 - Q: What’s behind the Trans Trenderz label name? Answer from Blxck Cxsper
    49:20 - Q: How does your music connect with your identity? Answers from NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Anjimile
    65:35 - Q: What’s it like being Black and queer in the music industry? Answers from Anjimile, NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Billy Dean Thomas, The Black Creatures
    77:10 - Q: How does Trans Trenderz hope to create a legacy for Black/trans artists? Answer from Blxck Cxsper
    82:55 - Q: Are you hopeful about the changing landscape of the music industry? Answers from Billy Dean Thomas, Big Joanie
    86:10 - Q: How has the pandemic affected you? Answers from NYALLAH, Witch Prophet, Big Joanie, The Black Creatures
    101:40 - Q: Do you prefer studio work or playing live? Answers from Witch Prophet, Tender Creature, Big Joanie
    106:30 - Dope bars courtesy of Billy Dean Thomas
    108:10 - Outro/Sponsor // Produced by Stereoactive Media
    109:15 - Finish
    "

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Ep 12: Big Joanie

    Ep 12: Big Joanie

    "Nikkiesha interviews the Black feminist punk rock band Big Joanie, who joined us recently from the UK. We also play a few tracks off their album, ‘Sistahs.’

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.

    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    01:04 - “Fall Asleep” - Big Joanie
    03:55 - Interview: Steph, Estella, and Chardine from Big Joanie
    49:36 - Mic Break
    49:50 - “Way Out” - Big Joanie
    51:51 - “Token” - Big Joanie
    54:52 - Outro/Sponsor
    55:32 - Produced by Stereoactive Media
    55:36 - Finish
    "

    • 55 min
    Ep 11: Tender Creature

    Ep 11: Tender Creature

    "Nikkiesha interviews the indie folk duo Tender Creature. We also hear a few tracks off their new EP, ‘An Offering,’ which is available on all platforms.

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.



    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    01:04 - “An Offering” - TenderCreature
    04:43 - START /// Interview: Steph and Robert from Tender Creature / Inspirations for getting into music
    07:38 - First songs they each wrote
    10:00 - First song they wrote together
    13:39 - Behind the band’s name
    16:19 - The impact of queer identity on their music
    19:25 - About their EP, ‘An Offering’
    26:35 - Previous queer - country band and how it compares to this project
    31:20 - Creative process
    33:08 - Being queer in the music industry
    36:25 - Favorite/recommended queer artists
    37:48 - Effects of the pandemic
    41:00 - Playing live vs. in studio
    43:25 - Differences from other genre - related artists
    45:10 - What they’ve been reading
    47:08 - Future plans / wrapping up /// END
    50:27 - Mic Break
    50:41 - “If Anyone Asks” - Tender Creature
    55:40 - Outro/Sponsor
    56:38 - Produced by Stereoactive Media
    57:03 - Finish
    "

    • 57 min
    Ep 10: Billy Dean Thomas

    Ep 10: Billy Dean Thomas

    "Nikkiesha interviews the rapper Billy Dean Thomas, born in Harlem, but now living in Boston. We also hear a few tracks off their new EP, ‘For Better or Worse,’ which is available on all platforms.

    This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.



    00:00 - Intro/Sponsor
    01:04 - “Trust No Mo” - Billy Dean Thomas
    04:14 - START /// Interview: Billy Dean Thomas / Inspirations for getting into music
    05:33 - First rap
    06:17 - New EP: ‘For Better Or Worse’ / being politically conscious / impact of Black/queer identity on the music
    10:12 - Changing landscape for queer/trans/non - binary people
    11:48 - Recording process / how the EP is different from previous work / behind the EP title
    20:24 - From Harlem to Boston / the Boston hip - hop scene
    24:01 - Effects of the pandemic
    26:10 - Love for the studio
    28:30 - Writing for other artists
    30:50 - Artist comparisons and surprising influences
    32:45 - Differences from other genre - related artists / creating beats
    34:20 - Favorite artist at the moment: Smino
    35:28 - Currently reading / future plans / wrapping up
    38:55 - A few bars, live from Billy Dean Thomas /// END
    41:10 - Mic Break
    41:38 - “Trump Vs. Biden” - Billy Dean Thomas
    44:46 - “N****s Aint Perfect” - Billy Dean Thomas
    47:32 - Outro/Sponsor
    51:18 - Produced by Stereoactive Media
    51:43 - Finish
    "

    • 51 min

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