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PostBourgie is a long-running, semi-orderly blog about race and gender and class and politics and media and whatever else we can think of. The PostBourgie podcast is the talk-y version of that.
||Clean#41: New World Water.||We wanted to get to some of the larger questions raised by the story of the ongoing water crisis in Flint. So we got some context from some people who report on this stuff for a living.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40: Dating While Black Excellent.||Our second annual Valentine's Day episode! Ko and Gene hear stories of a woman who survives a disastrous Tinder date with a superstar athlete, a young man whose shoe fails him at inopportune time, and woman who finds exactly the man of her dreams,...||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39: Angela Flournoy's Big-Ass Year.||When Angela's sprawling, keenly observed debut novel, "The Turner House," dropped last spring, it won rave reviews in big, important outlets like The New York Times. The novel picks up in 2008, with the housing market in full swoon. The ...||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoosie #1: Trina, Spike Lee, and the Power of the Pussy.||Spike Lee's forthcoming flick, "Chi-Raq." is a satire about a woman who rallies the other women in her neighborhood to stop having sex with their male lovers in order to use it as leverage and get them to Stop The Violence™ . Oddly enoug...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38: Race Is Always The Issue. (November 1, 2015)||#38: Race Is Always The Issue. (November 1, 2015) by PostBourgie||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37: "This is the Last Thing I'm Going to Say About Jason Whitlock." (October 18 2015)||We were originally planning to have Deadspin’s Greg Howard on the podcast to talk about race and sports journalism — with our peg being the series of articles he wrote about the woes of The Undefeated, the troubled, much-delayed race, culture and s||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36: What It Means To Lose A School. (September 20 2015)||G.D. and Terryn talk to Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, who went back to his former high school in Queens, which was recently closed down. Jelani was trying to figure out how the diverse, highly regarded school quickly deteriorated quickly after he grad.||9/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigging In The Crates: #20: Losing Football And A Language. (May 28 2012)||It's the beginning of football season, so we decided to re-up a favorite old episode of ours where we spoke to Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic about his decision to stop watching the NFL after the evidence of the effects of football-related brain...||9/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35: 'Straight Outta Compton' And the Unkillable Biopic Genre. (August 23 2015)||The N.W.A. movie "Straight Outta Compton" is the latest entrant into the anemic hip-hop biopic genre. It's crushing at the box office even as controversies around who was cast in it and which details were left out of it. (Namely: all of ...||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: 'How The $%*!& Is That Good Enough?' (August 15 2015)||On a recent two-part story on This American Life, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine went to Normandy High School — the struggling St. Louis County school from which Michael Brown graduated just weeks before he was killed last year in||8/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: Detroit vs. Everybody. (July 26 2015)||Terryn is packing up and moving to the D for a new gig! To help get her ready, we convened some folks who have Big Thoughts about the state of the Motor City. Angela Flournoy, the author of the critically acclaimed new novel, "The Turner House,...||7/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32: #GrowingUpSouthern. (July 15 2015)||Gene and Terryn discuss Gene's recent reporting for NPR on those Southerners, black and white, for whom the Confederate flag is a genuine signifier of identity. Terryn breaks down what well-meaning Northerners don't get about the South; she a...||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31: Attica Locke, from this little show 'Empire.' (May 11 2015)||The novelist and screenwriter Attica Locke joins Gene and Terryn to explain why she left Hollywood to write novels — her third, "Pleasantville," is out now — and how she got bit by the showbiz bug again to become a writer and producer for Fo...||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Dyson Vs. West. (May 8 2015)||Jamil Smith, senior editor at the New Republic, joins Gene, Terryn and Jamelle to discuss That Michael Eric Dyson Article About Cornel West. As the article's editor (!), he dishes some inside dirt on the politics behind the politics, on wrangling ...||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Ben Carson At The Barbershop. (March 20 2015)||Joel Anderson (BuzzFeed) and Jenée Desmond-Harris (Vox) join Gene and Terryn to discuss their recent reporting on Dr. Ben Carson, professional inspirational figure-turned-Republican presidential hopeful. Related reads: "How Ben Carson went from...||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: Little Known Black History Facts. (February 28 2015)||On the last day of Black History Month™, we talk to Tracy Clayton (aka Brokey McPoverty), a staff writer at BuzzFeed and the creator of all those viral, satirical Little Known Black History Facts. She joins Jamelle, Terryn and G.D. to talk about #LKBH||2/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Bad Romance. (February 14 2015)||It’s everyone’s least-favorite Hallmark holiday, so Terryn and Gene called up some folks who tweeted us their worst date stories. (Big thanks to Genie, Tamara, Ko and Tracy for baring their souls.)||2/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Selma. (January 24 2015)||NPR's Bilal Qureshi and the writer Joshunda Sanders join G.D. to chop it up about "Selma," the much-discussed historical drama by the director Ava Duvernay. (Alas, we recorded this a week before the Academy Award nominations were announc...||1/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: The Two Michael Sams. (December 11 2014)||Michael Sam made history this year when he became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — or any of America's major pro sports, for that matter. In the sports media, his estrangement from his family was characterized as simple homophobi...||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: #Ferguson. (September 17 2014)||Joel, Jamelle and Gene were all in Ferguson covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting for their respective jobs. In this episode, they compare notes on what they saw and heard and what, if anything, happens next.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23C: Bless Your Heart! Of Brazilians and Bar Fights. (February 5 2014)||A day of adventure for Nichole and Tracy begins with bikini waxes and ends with one of them almost getting into an altercation with a stranger. Some salty language.||1/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23B: Bless Your Heart! The Stars and Bars and #TeamJake. (December 14 2013)||On the second episode of the "Bless Your Heart" podcast, Nichole and Tracy discuss what Northerners don't get about Southerners — like the Confederate flag. Plus: observations on how cute Jake from 'Scandal' is, 'The Best ...||12/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23A: Bless Your Heart! Pics Of Dicks & Porn For Chicks. (November 3 2013)||It's been a long time, we know. But here's something new and fun and different — the inaugural episode of the Bless Your Heart podcast! Our own Tracy "Brokey McPoverty" Clayton and Nichole Perkins talk about the tyranny of the dic...||11/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: Django Unpacked. (January 8 2013)||On this week's ep, Joel, Jamelle and G.D. are joined by Slate's Aisha Harris and Prof. Sarah Jackson of Northeastern University to discuss Quentin Tarantino's messy, subversive, confounding slavery revenge flick, "Django Unchained....||1/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Don’t write iTunes reviews often but I had to for this podcast. It’s so great hearing intelligent people f color not only talk about, but research thoroughly the stories that they discuss each episode. Episode 34 (tearjerker) and the Ben Carson episode really are stand outs. It doesn’t hurt that they have great bedtime voices.
Love love love
This podcast is smart, funny, and is filling the space left in my podcast library since NPR cancelled Tell Me More.
One of the best to do it!
I listen to about 8-10 different podcasts weekly and this is in my top two favorites. The only negative is that they don't record often enough. It's not in my regular podcast diet (unfortunately!) but it's definitely a decadent dessert.