By The Simones
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The podcast about Oakland. A sonic cultural ode. From the locals to the transplants, the deep East to the Lower Bottoms, and the kickback to the function. Each month, we'll take a theme and dissect the different nuances of being Black in the Town from historical and current perspectives. Welcome to the land of the woke.
||Clean11. The Weird Ass Bay Area Dating Scene (Part 2)||Part two of our convo on the strange, unique, and hella confusing Bay Area dating scene.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. The Weird Ass Bay Area Dating Scene (Part 1)||The strange, unique, and hella confusing Bay Area dating scene.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09. Gentrification: A West Oakland Story (Part 2)||For this episode on gentrification, we sat down with our neighbor Stanley, to provide us some context on how he has seen his neighborhood in West Oakland take different form.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08. Are We Gentrifiers? (Part One)||Where did gentrification come from? Can Black people gentrify Black neighborhoods and cities? We ask these and other questions that need answers||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07. Transplants Everywhere||Bay Area Transplants: What they're doing here, why they settled in the Bay Area, and why they love Oakland||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06. Listen To The Kids, Bro! Edutainment w/ Ben Gilbarg & Griot B||With the rise of social media, video games, and iPhones, engaging children in classrooms is harder than ever. We spoke to Ben Gilbarg of Big Picture Anthems and Griot B of Schoolyard Rap about edutainment aka "educational entertainment" and how schools||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05. Where Are The Black Girls In Tech?||Where are the Black women in tech? When we found out that only 3% of Black women occupy the tech space, we were both astonished and saddened by the statistic. So we kept digging. Turns out, that not only do they only account for 3% of tech roles but tho||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04. In The Bay We Dance A Lil Different||Anyone who grew up in the Bay Area knows that the nightlife scene is pretty interesting to say the least. Growing up in San Jose, we didn't have many options as far as big clubs or events, and apparently Oakland didn't either. For a few years, Greek par||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03. Panther On The Prowl||With all the hype of the Black Panther movie, we cannot forget the history, contributions, and revolutionists that were the Black Panther Party. They are the soul of Oakland, and are a huge part of why Oakland's spirit is so #BlackPower centric today. W||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02. From Wakanda To Oakland||Surprise! We're back with a new and hella unplanned episode! Black Panther is seeing huge success, breaking records, and causing a frenzy of unnecessary thinkpieces. We sat down to have an impromptu chat discussing our favorite characters in the film, A||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01. Oakland, Parts Unknown||"Oakland, Parts Unknown" - Welcome to the land of the woke. A sonic cultural ode to city of Oakland. On our inaugural episode we spoke to five Oakland natives who dissect Oakland stereotypes, gentrification, and their love of the town. Featuring your fa||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
been waiting for a podcast about the Town. this one seems like theyfinna do it the right way. im 510 born and raised and related the most to dude who said when he said we like a bunch of wizards. "yu dont know you sharp until you get around other sharp people" thats Oakland i a nutshell. staying tuned for more episodes
As real as it gets
Glad to know that someone is addressing real issues happening in one of, if not THE most culturally rich cities in the country. Thy tough on subjects from the history of Oakland to current issues and how residents from different ages and backgrounds feel about the changes.
Definitley looking forward to future content from this Podcast !
For the culture
It’s great to see a podcast highlighting the beautiful, diverse, rich culture of Oakland. The hosts are thoughtful and make sure to do their homework before recording an episode. You can tell they’re educated, well-read & 100% from the bay! I look forward to listening to more!