Regular Black Radio
By Regular Black Radio
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A show about being black as told by regular black people.
||Clean203 Black and Human||This week I talk to the lovely Lady Brion who is helping students in Baltimore city heal and express themselves through poetry. Follow Lady Brion on social media! http://www.twitter.com/lady_brion http://www.instagram.com/ladybrion Louder Than A...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit202 Hair Stories||This week, we scratch the surface on black hair and how is perceived. Andrea Lewis' recent mini docuseries. Finding Magic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fb1BNMOOPk Finding Joy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3etDcmjHf3A Finding Trust...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit201 #ImNotSorry||I talked to random strangers about their views on feminism. Check it out! Support Regular Black Radio by shopping on Amazon! http://www.regularblackradio.com/amazon Check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book. It's a really great (and really quick!)...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegular Black Radio Re-Up Update||We back! It's been a long time. Good to be in front of the mic again. This is a quick update episode to let you know what's in store for Regular Black Radio. Let's get started!! Regular Black Radio will be up and running again on March 7, 2017. New...||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Be You||This is the final episode of Season 1 of Regular Black Radio! There's a special guest host so be sure to tune in! We mention a piece that I wrote that was published in a local journal called The Avenue. I wrote about my experience as s...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Plant and Water||This week I talked to the fiercely talented and intelligent Breai Mason-Campbell! She was kind enough to share some of her time with me for a chat about her views on race. She really got me thinking about how I can be more intentional about trying to...||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008.5 Regular Black Radio Season 1 Update||Lots of changes coming for RBR in the coming months! Listen to episode 8.5 to see what's in store!||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 Race Equals Question Mark||This week, we hear from Cailah Health Coach Brock, a fearless black female business owner whose dreams hold no bounds! Check out what she has to say about what race is and isn't. Be sure to check out Cailah's website and support her business!...||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - I live black||This week, I was lucky enough to talk with the very talented Jasmine Pope of J Pope and Funk Friday. She shared with me some of her work, her music and of course her thoughts about race! Be sure to check out her music and support! Bandcamp...||11/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Regular Black Person||The one where you get to know me a little better.||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - My name is... what?||This week's episode we talk about names, the struggles of black women, and gentrification. It's a good one! Here are the links I mentioned in today's show. New Black...||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 - Community by color||A discussion about building a black community Check out this story from Nickole Hannah Jones on This American Life. Life changing! The Problem We All Live Part With Part 1. by Nikole Hannah Jones The Problem We All Live With Part...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Chocolate or Vanilla||If were constantly being encouraged to pick, which would you choose? Check out the move Dark Girls, to learn about how colorism affects black women. An in-depth article about the Paper Bag Test||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Black but not black||This week we chat with Arcenio de Leon, who was born in the Dominican Republic and moved here a short six years ago. He’s struggled with the identity often given to him by others.||9/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Click here for black babies||This week I talk about a ridiculous thought I had at work and the irony that came with it.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Good conversation, not-so-great host commentary
I enjoy the commentary with the guests and the conversation, but the extra host commentary after-the-fact is what I find strange. Not only do I find it not cool that the host adds in her extra commentary to explain/defend herself while the guests don't get that chance (this should only be used to introduce guests or topics), but this podcast also seems to be quite focused on the white gaze. I was looking for a podcast for black people or people of color but the host commentary seems to be more of a Racism 101 lesson for non-POC. I get that people enjoy doing that, but if the host is going to continuously talk like she's having to prove racism exists, it's going to be frustrating to listen to for socially conscious people of color.
I enjoyed this episode. It was encouraging to hear your interviewees be supportive of feminism, of equal rights.
I would have liked to hear more than one answer to the question "Do men or women have it harder in 2017?"
As always, a compliment to your recordings is that I want more and deeper conversations about each topic.
Again, thank you for doing this work. I appreciate it very much!
Nico and his wife were great. Nice conversation and I liked your closing statement.