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June 4, 2019
Six Degrees: Music Edition
June is Black Music Month, so Brittany and Eric decided to celebrate with a music-themed edition of Six Degrees of Black Separation… with a twist: the loser has to write and perform a song on a topic of the winner’s choosing. Will Eric FINALLY belt out that R&B slow jam about Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball? Will Brittany pen a ballad about The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Listen to find out!
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44 min
May 27, 2019
The Vindication of Snap Music
Vindication Court is where we decide whether to redeem people or things that are reviled and ridiculed by the culture. On today’s docket: snap music. Eric tries to prove that snap music was falsely accused of being a stain on hip hop. But will Judge Brittany give snap music the redemption it deserves?
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34 min
May 21, 2019
Oprah’s Legends Ball: Endgame
Following the release of the biggest superhero film to date, Avengers: Endgame, Brittany makes the case that Oprah has already made a superhero movie that puts ALL others to shame. The Nod goes deep into Oprah’s Legend’s Ball, which features some of the greatest real life heroes of our time.Additional songs featured in the show were “Bam Bam” by Calid B, and "Against the Wall” by Cedric Wilson.
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47 min
May 6, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Black TV (feat. Erika Alexander)
Erika Alexander, who found fame as Maxine Shaw on the classic sitcom Living Single, details what it was really like to rise to fame with the Cosby Show in the 80s, ride the crest of the Golden Era of Black TV in the 90s, and navigate Hollywood as a Black actress after that Black entertainment boom went bust in the 2000s.
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43 min
April 29, 2019
How to Stay Southern
Food writer Nicole A. Taylor introduces Eric to a simple yet fancy dessert that helps her stay connected with her Southern roots. And Brittany tells a story about a little known woman from history who had the freshest collection of wigs, and even better comebacks.
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32 min
April 22, 2019
Jordyn Woods vs. The Kardashians
Good for the Blacks returns! This week, we take a fresh look at the latest Kardashian feud with Jordyn Woods, a trusted family friend accused of fooling around with Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend. The Kardashians tried to destroy Jordyn’s reputation, but Jordyn had a secret weapon in Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Will anyone come out on top? BuzzFeed News entertainment reporter Sylvia Obell joins Brittany and Eric to determine if this feud is Good for the Blacks.
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45 min
April 9, 2019
The Greatest Biopic That’s Never Been Made?
Della Reese deserves a showstopping biopic for the ages, packed with drama and triumph-- and maybe a fistfight or two-- but one has never been made. This week, Eric gives Brittany three reasons why the real life story of everyone’s favorite guardian angel deserves the silver screen treatment.
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38 min
April 2, 2019
My Black Robot Friend
A woman tries to befriend a robot, but when things don’t go as planned, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
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49 min
March 26, 2019
One-on-One
Growing up, a young woman and her dad bonded over their love of basketball. But there was one game she knew they could never talk about. And for years she never asked. But when his health took a turn for the worse, she decided to ask the question she never dared. This week’s story is from The Nod’s editor, Emanuele Berry.
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43 min
March 12, 2019
Chidi and The Good Place
This week Eric talks with Cord Jefferson, a writer for NBC’s The Good Place, about how Blackness is depicted in the afterlife (Eric’s Chidi Anagonye standom is also discussed). Later, Eric tells Brittany the legendary story of a little-known Black cowboy that’s better than any tall tale.
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41 min
March 5, 2019
A Madea Homegoing
We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of sister Mabel Madea Simmons. The iconic character, created and played by Tyler Perry, is being retired after 20 years of captivating and aggravating audiences on stage and screen. Join us as we gather with some special guests (including Jason Parham of Wired Magazine) to reflect on Madea’s life and legacy with a funeral service at the Nod-to-God Holy Tabernacle.
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35 min
February 25, 2019
Six Degrees: Black History Month Edition
This Black History month has been whack, but The Nod is still ready to celebrate with an epic game of Six Degrees of Black Separation. Will Eric and Mack embarrass the ancestors or will they redeem BHM for us all?
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34 min
February 12, 2019
What’s Wrong with A Little Romance? (Feat. Jasmine Guillory)
Romance novels usually conjure images of blonde Fabio wannabees and pale, busty princesses. But Brittany recently discovered a steamy, sensual world of romance novels that center Black women. What can these books offer Black women that other media can’t? Brittany talks to Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins of the podcast Thirst Aid Kit and NYT best selling author, Jasmine Guillory, to find out.
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38 min
February 5, 2019
Can MDMA Treat Racial Trauma?
A new kind of treatment for PTSD, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, may be just a few years away from legalization. What could it do for Black patients struggling with trauma? Brittany speaks to one woman about her experience with MDMA in therapy.
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39 min
January 29, 2019
The Cult of Father Divine
Eric walks us through the life of Father Divine, a Black man who believed he was God, amassed thousands of followers all over the world, and became the biggest cult religious leader you’ve likely never heard of.
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35 min
January 14, 2019
Brittany's Choice: Sister, Sister
Producer Simone Polanen thought she knew her little sister well, until she discovered a major part of her sister’s identity that she knew nothing about. When Simone confronts her sister, the conversation gets heated.This month, we're sharing some of Brittany and Eric's most memorable episodes of The Nod so far. This week is Brittany's pick: "Sister, Sister".
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34 min
January 7, 2019
Eric's Choice: On That Lo Life $hit
Eric's always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level.This month, we're sharing some of Brittany and Eric's most memorable episodes of The Nod so far. This week is Eric's pick: "On That Lo Life $hit".
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29 min
December 31, 2018
2019 Glow Up
Every New Year, Brittany makes a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Last year, Eric was skeptical of the process. This year, he is a willing participant. In this week's BONUS, Brittany and Eric discuss their intentions for 2019.
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28 min
December 24, 2018
How We Failed
Brittany and Eric were recently guests on The Upgrade podcast's first ever live show, where the theme for the night was "How to Fail". In this week's BONUS, we are sharing an excerpt from that show, where they discuss each other's biggest failures and play a work inspired game of Never Have I Ever.
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15 min
December 18, 2018
A Star Is Born On Beale Street
"If Beale Street Could Talk" and "A Star Is Born" are two of the biggest films out this year, and they’re both dramatic romance epics. Eric and Brittany dig into a spoiler-free conversation about how these movies get viewers to root for the love at the center of the story.
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40 min
December 10, 2018
Good For The Blacks: Cardi vs. Nicki
The beef between rap titans Cardi B and Nicki Minaj consumed the news this year. Shoes have been thrown, emails leaked, political candidates endorsed, and Harriet Tubman’s queenhood questioned. We consult comedian Nore Davis and associate editor at Vulture Hunter Harris to determine whether the beef is Good For The Blacks.
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43 min
December 3, 2018
The Fugitive
A little-known story of how one woman stood up to one of the most powerful men in American history. Her story comes to us from Uncivil, a history podcast from Gimlet where they go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.
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36 min
November 26, 2018
Black in Fashion
In this week's BONUS, we have a conversation with Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Teen Vogue's newest editor-in-chief. Last summer, Wagner wrote Everywhere and Nowhere: What its really like to be black and work in fashion, where she interviewed more than 100 people about their experiences in the fashion industry. She talked about putting together that piece, and her own experiences in the fashion world with Molly Fischer, the host of Gimlet's newest podcast The Cut on Tuesdays. In this extended cut of their conversation, Wagner talks to Fischer about who has all the power in fashion, how hard it is to get your foot in the door, and the time one of her bosses asked her if her parents had been in slavery.
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22 min
November 19, 2018
To All the Boys in Rom-Coms Who Suck
Brittany schools Eric on the true nature of romantic male leads, from Marcus in "Boomerang" to Lance in "The Best Man." And she pays special tribute to a prince charming from "Living Single" who’s never gotten his due.
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39 min
November 12, 2018
How to Make Free People
Writer and thinker Casey Gerald reflects on what we lose when we buy into the promise of the American dream. In his new book, “There Will Be No Miracles Here,” Gerald unravels his origin story, which was previously held up as a “rags to riches” tale, and tells his truth, which is much more complicated.
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30 min
November 6, 2018
Nobody Looks Like Me
You’ve heard of the Little Rock Nine, but what about the Memphis 13? Eric talks to a man whose parents put him on the front lines of the battle for public school desegregation.... when he was only five years old.
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26 min
October 29, 2018
Eric Goes Full Witch
In this week's bonus outtakes, Brittany explains why Disneyland is the best place to get drunk, and Eric dabbles in the occult.We are back next week with a new episode!
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6 min
October 22, 2018
Ethiopian Lasagna and the Alchemy of Being Black
Writer Hannah Giorgis grew up eating lasagna the Ethiopian way, and she shows Brittany why that is the BEST way. Plus, author Michael Arceneaux describes his new book I Can't Date Jesus as "learning how to ho without the fear of God." He tells Brittany how he gets his life.MUSICMusic by Calid B, Cedric Wilson and Takstar.RELATED LINKSCheck out Hannah's recipe for Ethiopian lasagna.
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28 min
October 8, 2018
Six Degrees of Black Separation
Eric has a story about the biggest celebrity wedding you’ve never heard of. And Brittany plays a game that brings together Trina, WB sitcom stars, Tyler Perry, wig lines and Whitney Houston’s goddaughter.
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38 min
October 1, 2018
We Went to See Beyoncé (and Jay-Z)
BONUS: This week, Brittany and The Nod's producer Mack sit down to talk about a life-changing event… seeing Beyoncé in concert.
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16 min
September 24, 2018
Kunta Thinks You’re Funny (feat. LeVar Burton)
Kunta Kinte, Geordi LaForge, and Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton has given the world so much. On this episode, Brittany and Eric give him something back.
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41 min
September 17, 2018
Saving Grace
Autumn loves to play The Sims. The life simulation game gives the 15-year-old an escape from her difficult home life. But after something terrible happens, the line between the game and real life starts to blur. Producer Wallace Mack brings us this week’s story on the journey to find peace amid tragedy.
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33 min
September 10, 2018
Bleeding and Healing
For years, KalaLea experiences painful periods that keep her in bed for days at a time. As she tries to figure out what’s happening to her body, she discovers that she has a condition that disproportionately affects Black women. This is the story of how KalaLea listened closely to her own body and made her doctors listen, too. This week’s story comes from the Bodies podcast. After the show, KalaLea joins Brittany in the studio to share advice on how to better advocate for your own wellness.
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45 min
September 3, 2018
An Interview with Boots Riley
Brittany and Eric sit down for a conversation with Boots Riley to discuss his first feature film, the critically acclaimed Sorry to Bother You.
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23 min
August 27, 2018
The Nod Bureau of Investigation
A woman comes to the Nod Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with a mystery that only a Black person could have. Brittany and her team of detectives embark on a search for a long lost childhood memento and become entangled in a web of Internet k-holes and clandestine Facebook groups.
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44 min
August 20, 2018
Beignets In, Breathe Out
What foods do you associate with Black culture? Eric’s friend makes him a sugary treat with surprising connections to the Congo. Plus, Brittany talks to a woman who helps breathe new life into people… literally.
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33 min
August 13, 2018
#WhyNotKenan: Give Kenan Thompson His Emmy
Kenan Thompson is the longest-tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live’s history, and one of the funniest. But his acting hasn’t landed him an Emmy nomination… until now. Eric makes an impassioned plea for Emmy voters to recognize Kenan’s mastery of the craft. And we revisit some of Kenan’s best moments on classic shows like Kenan & Kel and All That.
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31 min
August 6, 2018
Best of the Nod: The Hairstons
Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the celebrations and pleasantries. Until one year, when Ever Lee Hairston says two words that break decades of silence. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary, we’ll be playing the hits, as determined by you, all month. The people voted, and here we have it— the final installment of Best of The Nod series, "The Hairston’s" Parts 1 &2.We'll be back next week with a NEW episode!Music in this episode from: Tyler Strickland, Bobby Lord, Golden Gram, Jupyter, Takstarand Nick From Islands.
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56 min
July 30, 2018
Best of the Nod: Cooperative Economics
There was once a grocery store in Chicago that Black folks LOVED. And that grocery store made one of the most iconic commercials the city has ever seen. We hear the story behind that commercial. Plus, what does it mean to “buy Black?” And how… practical is that? Brittany and Eric go on a scavenger hunt to figure it out. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary, we’ll be playing the hits, as determined by you, all month. The people voted, and here we have it— part 3 of The Best of The Nod, featuring "Moo and Oink" and "Buy Black. "Watch the classic "Moo and Oink" commercial here.Music in this episode from: Haley Shaw, Takstar and Calid B.
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58 min
July 23, 2018
Best of the Nod: Black Excellence
This week we have two stories about incredible Black trailblazers. First up, a story about a Black designer and a group of Black models that revolutionized the fashion world forever. Then, a story about a Black, queer icon that you may not have heard of, but will never forget. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary, we’ll be playing the hits, as determined by you, all month. The people voted, and here we have it— The Best of The Nod: Black Excellence, featuring "Chitlins at Bergdorfs" and "The Cowboy of West Village."
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64 min
July 16, 2018
Best of the Nod: YouTube Conspiracy Theories
According to a certain conspiracy theorist, Beyoncé is hiding a secret from the world. He also has strong feelings about Big Sean and clones. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary, we’ll be playing the hits, as determined by you, all month. The people voted, and here we have it— a two parter of Shawn Blazington’s conspiracy theories.
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67 min
July 10, 2018
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.
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39 min
July 2, 2018
Wyatt Cenac Exposes The Ultimate Cheetos Conspiracy
Comedian Wyatt Cenac, host of the new HBO series “Problem Areas,” joins Brittany and Eric onstage at their recent live show in Brooklyn. Wyatt dishes on his favorite conspiracy theories, makes a case for why we should ban all babies from bars, and solves some of our listeners’ most pressing problems.
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29 min
June 25, 2018
The Deacons
Eric tells a story about forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told. This episode originally aired on the Gimlet show “Undone,” and includes a special update on the story from Eric.
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41 min
June 19, 2018
BONUS: Introducing Arlan Hamilton
Brittany and Eric talk to Startup podcast host Amy Standen about Arlan Hamilton--a gay Black woman who started a venture capital fund unlike any other in Silicon Valley.
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19 min
June 12, 2018
The Legend of RZA and The Last Airbender
A young man named Eric embarks on an epic quest to figure out why so many Black folks love kung fu. He seeks the wisdom of two teachers, including RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan and the lead martial arts consultant on "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Will he discover what it takes to become a true master?
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38 min
June 4, 2018
I Am A White Woman
The movie "White Chicks" may have made critics— and honestly, the world —cringe, but Brittany delivers her treatise on why the film deserves a second look.
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29 min
May 28, 2018
Hair, Laid
What does it take to get Black women’s hair authentically represented on TV? Brittany talks to Yara Shahidi, the star of the popular sitcom Grown-ish, to find out. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
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25 min
May 21, 2018
BONUS: The Origin Story
Have you ever wondered how Brittany and Eric became such good friends? Well wonder no more, because this week's bonus tells the story of how the pair first met.And if you like this one, be sure to check out the Kismet podcast for more stories of connections being made.We are back next week with a new episode!
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10 min
May 15, 2018
From Zamunda to Wakanda
Coming to America may have given us the greatest Jheri Curl anthem ever made, but that doesn’t make it untouchable. With a potential sequel on the way, we asked a question we never thought we’d ask: is Coming to America, good or bad for the Blacks? Guests Luvvie Ajayi and Saidu Tejan-Thomas help us decide.
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32 min
May 7, 2018
The Leopards of Zaire
This week, we’ll take you to Zaire for a story about national identity, colonialism, and one of the most notorious dictators in history. All courtesy of our friends at the new Gimlet podcast, “We Came to Win.”To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
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47 min
April 30, 2018
Rapper's Dismay
A high schooler takes a seat to make a stand. And Rapper’s Delight makes it big - to one lady’s chagrin.
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29 min
April 27, 2018
Quesadilla Time (feat. Chef Ocho)
Had enough Cardi B and Drake ? We've got a new tune that slaps! Thank the (Bobby) Lord.
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2 min
April 23, 2018
BONUS: Bowlegged Lou is a Prankster
Eric talks to Full Force's Bowlegged Lou about the group's sound, getting called out by Patti LaBelle for being "too busy" to work on her album and a crazy recording experience with James Brown.
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8 min
April 16, 2018
Taco Bout It
Oo-OOOOOO! It’s quesadilla time. Brittany heads to L.A. to talk with a chef who’s making “Black tacos.” Turns out they’re more than just a delicious food.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
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30 min
April 10, 2018
A Man Gotta Have a Code
Actor Michael K. Williams joins Brittany and Eric in the studio and dishes on his love of Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation," self-help books and his favorite fried chicken joint. He also shares a personal story that led to his new Vice on HBO documentary, "Raised in the System."
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31 min
April 3, 2018
Greetings, My Brothas: A Tale Of Two Shawns
“That banana you ate for lunch was a clone ... So what makes you think they won't clone your black ass ?” Eric and Brittany try to figure out who Jason Derulo really is.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers
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44 min
March 27, 2018
BONUS: Bruno Mars is Tiny, Sweet and Really Sexy
This week’s bonus is a lighting round of Good For The Blacks from our SXSW live show! Brittany, Eric, and their guests Kara Brown and Aaron Edwards must quickly decide if Bruno Mars' musical and visual aesthetic is good or bad for the culture.We are back next week with a new episode!
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10 min
March 20, 2018
Hold The Vibranium, Please
This week we’re heading to Wakanda, y’all! Black Panther's Erik Killmonger might be fine and fighting for black liberation, but does that make him a hero ? We invited Kara Brown and Aaron Edwards to help us decide: is Wakanda's rebel, good or bad for the Blacks ?
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35 min
March 12, 2018
Peak Reality
Find out what happens when two hosts stop being polite… and start getting real. And Brittany has some thoughts on bitterness.
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42 min
March 6, 2018
Josephine and The Amazing Technicolor Rainbow Tribe
Josephine Baker is famous for doing outrageous things: dancing in a banana skirt, walking a cheetah on a leash, working as a French spy… But did you know about her attempt to build a racial utopia? This week, we dive into Josephine Baker’s grand plan.And for all you listeners in Austin, we are going to be at SXSW Monday, March 12! Come out and see The Nod live: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP99701
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29 min
February 27, 2018
BONUS: Eric Prepares For The End Of The World
In this week's bonus outtakes, Eric thinks about planning for the apocalypse, and Brittany shares a pro cooking tip for the bacon lover in your life.We are back next week with a new episode!
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5 min
February 19, 2018
Jumping the Broom
Planning a wedding is stressful. There’s making the guest list, sticking to a budget and picking the right dress. Writer Ashley Ford knows this all too well — she’s getting married! This week, Eric guides Ashley through a wedding decision that’s a lot more complicated than it appears...
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34 min
February 13, 2018
Moooo and Oink!
Brittany and Eric watch the blackest commercial ever made. Also, an untold story from Black history where somebody gets… bit.
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30 min
February 6, 2018
Sister, Sister
Producer Simone Polanen thought she knew her little sister well, until she discovered a major part of her sister’s identity that she knew nothing about. When Simone confronts her sister, the conversation gets heated.
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31 min
January 30, 2018
BONUS: American Crime Story: The Nod
In this week's bonus, Brittany and Eric talk about eating spring mix, why they're proud of Ciara, and what a season of American Crime Story about The Nod would look like.
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6 min
January 23, 2018
A Diva Without Finesse
Luther Vandross may be master of the love ballad, but Eric argues he has another, secret side. And Brittany gives the totally normal and sane reason she wants to get cremated.
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35 min
January 15, 2018
It's a Black Thing
When we discover something we love at The Nod, we’ve gotta share it with the fam. Eric’s close friend, a self-proclaimed “glo-up artist,” explains how a piece of clothing changed his life forever. And Eric shares something he just can’t stop thinking about.
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28 min
January 8, 2018
Don Lemon is... Magneto
Some funny things happened in the past year: a reality TV star became president, tiki torches had to renounce white nationalism, and CNN's Don Lemon seemingly went through a reinvention. In our latest edition of Good For The Blacks, culture writer Ira Madison III joins us to debate Don Lemon’s 'transformation’ from respectability politician in chief to beacon of wokeness.
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30 min
January 1, 2018
BONUS: Don't Call It A Resolution
Brittany doesn't make New Year's resolutions. Instead, she creates a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Eric is skeptical of the process. In this week's bonus, Brittany tells Eric her 2018 intentions, and tries to convince him to make at least one intention of his own.We are back next week with an all new episode!
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12 min
December 25, 2017
BONUS: Eric Takes Zinc
In this week's bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.
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4 min
December 19, 2017
The Paradise Garage
Reggie Ossé, friend of The Nod and host of The Combat Jack Show, explains how a wild night of dancing and partying helped him get into his dream law school. And Producer Emanuele Berry shares the story of the man who made that magic night happen: DJ Larry Levan.
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36 min
December 12, 2017
The Hairstons Part 2: Diary of a Mad Black Cousin
Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the celebrations and pleasantries. Until one year, when Ever Lee Hairston says two words that break decades of silence.
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28 min
December 5, 2017
The Hairstons Part 1: Snakes on a Plantation
At a plantation in the South, descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, entangled by namesake and blood, long after the end of slavery. Eric tells the story of one woman who broke away.
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33 min
November 27, 2017
BONUS: Brittany Reads Her LiveJournal
In this week's bonus, Brittany makes an appearance on the Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids stage. Listen to find out which celebrity young Brittany was convinced she would marry, and come back next week for an all new episode of The Nod!
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4 min
November 21, 2017
Ready, Set … Buy Black
Tupac vs. Biggie. Mac vs. PC… Brittany vs. Eric. This week, Brittany and Eric’s rivalry reaches new heights as they face off in a competition that tests their smarts, perseverance and maybe even their friendship. Who will win bragging rights for life? And who will take the L?
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42 min
November 13, 2017
The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air
Now this is a story all about how the life of actress Karyn Parsons (aka Hilary Banks) got flipped, turned upside down. And we’d like to take a few minutes—just sit right there—and we’ll tell you how she makes Black history movies with flair.
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28 min
November 6, 2017
BONUS: A Royal Good For The Blacks
This week’s bonus is a lightning round of Good For The Blacks from our Toronto live show! Brittany, Eric and special guests Vicky Mochama and Sarah Hagi discuss a topic that has taken over the tabloids. Is the relationship between American actress Meghan Markle and the UK’s Prince Harry good or bad for Black culture?
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11 min
October 30, 2017
Playing the Race Cards
Who's Blacker: Oprah or Sojourner Truth? Producer Kate Parkinson-Morgan tells Brittany and Eric about a new game that asks players to argue what makes one person Blacker than another.
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36 min
October 23, 2017
Drake of the Diaspora
Drake might be proud of us, but are we proud of him? In our latest Good For The Blacks, we debate Drizzy’s sampling of the African diaspora with Vicky Mochama and Sarah Hagi.
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36 min
October 17, 2017
The Cowboy Of The West Village
Brittany tells the incredible story of a person you should have heard of by now, but probably haven’t.
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30 min
October 9, 2017
Gimlet Presents: Uncivil
The Nod is off this week, but Brittany and Eric are still here to present Uncivil, Gimlet Media's newest show. Uncivil is a history podcast that goes back to the moment when the divisions in this country turned into a war. The show ransacks the official version of the Civil War—with untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance and mutiny. Uncivil is hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika (who you may remember from our episode on Purple Stuff). Jack and Chenjerai take on what you think you know about the Civil War, and connect what happened then to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.Listen to Uncivil on Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | PocketcastsThe Nod will be back next week with an all new episode!
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30 min
October 2, 2017
BONUS: What Happens In New Orleans
In this week's bonus episode, Brittany and Eric share the story of their recent trip to New Orleans. Because what happens in New Orleans... doesn't stay in New Orleans, at least when it comes to these two.
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11 min
September 25, 2017
Whole Hog
Brittany talks to a man who dresses and cooks like his enslaved ancestors. And Eric drags Brittany to see a famous pit.
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35 min
September 18, 2017
Lawrence: Good For The Blacks?
We return to debate if the #LawrenceHive’s hero is “hella good” or “bad as f**k” with Bim Adewunmi and Aaron Edwards, recorded live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival.
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32 min
September 11, 2017
All Heroes Wear Capes
Nelly on the cover of Sweatsuit, Eve during New York Fashion Week, Cam'ron on Rap City's Tha Bassment. This week, we follow the rise, fall, and rise again, of the durag.
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31 min
September 4, 2017
BONUS: Eric Hates Reading The Credits
In this week's outtakes: Eric struggles with names, and Brittany has good foundational skincare.
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5 min
August 28, 2017
I Want That Purple Stuff
Jolly Ranchers. Skittles. Gatorade. No matter what, Eric always goes for the purple stuff. This week, he uncovers the deliciously deep roots of his love for grape flavor. Plus, Eric challenges Brittany to eat an unhealthy amount of peanut butter… all for the culture.
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40 min
August 21, 2017
A is for Afrocentric
Eric hosts a podcast about Black culture. He went to an HBCU. But when it comes to choosing a school for his daughter, he's not sure if an Afrocentric education is the right choice.
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30 min
August 15, 2017
Chitlins at Bergdorf’s
If you think Kanye West was the first to change the American fashion game, meet one of the flyest Black fashion squads in history.RELATED LINKSCheck out Robin Givhan’s book, “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.”
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38 min
August 7, 2017
BONUS: Brittany Won't Give Eric Cheez-Its
We’re off this week, but we wanted to share a little of the behind the scenes magic of our show. There’s a lot that goes into making an episode of The Nod…and there’s a lot that doesn’t go in. Enjoy these outtakes and come back next week for an all new episode!
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4 min
July 31, 2017
Good For The Blacks
Snoop Dogg has a TV show with Martha Stewart. The Tyler Perry movie "Boo! A Madea Halloween" made almost $100 million at the box office. A Black man once held the nuclear codes for President Trump. Sometimes in life we have to decide if a thing is good or bad for the Culture.RELATED LINKSRead Vinson Cunningham’s work at The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/vinson-cunninghamFollow Aminatou Sow on Twitter. She's @aminatou. If you are struggling to decide if something is good for the Blacks, email us at goodfortheblacks AT gimletmedia DOT com.
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35 min
July 24, 2017
On That Lo Life $hit
Eric's always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level.
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28 min
July 17, 2017
Greetings, My Brothas
Eric tries to convince Brittany that Beyoncé is hiding something, but Brittany needs more receipts. RELATED LINKSFor the full experience, watch “Beyoncé forced Solange to give birth to Blue Ivy EXPOSED” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQOPnV6pWkcShawn Blazington’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKB0LMauvWrRJkqDYyynihwCelesse’s Beyoncé fan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/throwbackxyonce
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28 min
July 17, 2017
Hunter Green Thong
A YouTube sex empress is making waves. RELATED LINKS:Save the Last Dance clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3_bLCIsLf4Glamazon Tyomi's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GLAMerotica101Zane's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorZane/Because we are a new show, we would love if you could rate us on Apple Podcasts.
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28 min
June 20, 2017
Coming Soon!
A new podcast about Black culture from Gimlet Media, hosted by Blackness' biggest fans, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings. Premieres July 17th.
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2 min
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