The Nod

The Nod

The Nod

CATEGORY: Arts
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
  1. October 20, 2020
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    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'
    Girlfriends, Insecure, Uncorked — what do they have in common? Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny of course! Today, Prentice talks about his origins on Girlfriends, Insecure's Emmy noms, and the nee…
  2. October 13, 2020
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    The 40-Year-Old Version
    Sundance award winning director Radha Blank joins B + E to discuss her debut film, The 40-Year-Old Version, produced by Lena Waithe. She shares why Spike Lee and New York City play a major influence on her work…
  3. October 08, 2020
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    VP Debate: What's at Stake
    What do candidates Pence and Harris have to lose, and what do they have to prove? Political commentator Shawna Thomas reveals how the VP candidates and the debate moderator have prepared for one of the most imp…
  4. October 06, 2020
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    Cosplaying While Black
    With New York Comic-Con going remote, Eric talks with internet sensation, Korra — ahem — Kiera Please about its most beloved tradition: cosplay. They talk Blackness, anime's mainstream re-brand, and she even he…
  5. September 29, 2020
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    Big Freedia's Bounce
    The New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has a lot on her plate! From a doc about gun violence to a brand new cooking show; she tells us how she’s using her platform to shine a light on the culture and the…
  6. September 22, 2020
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    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons
    Brittany and Eric put the internet's most controversial gossip blog in the hot seat. Is The Shade Room good for the Blacks? Author George Johnson discusses The Shade Room's place in Black celebrity gossip and i…
  7. September 15, 2020
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    The Cost of Student Debt
    NYT best selling author Michael Arceneaux chats with Brittany and Eric about his latest book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, and the untold emotional toll of student debt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc…
  8. September 08, 2020
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    The Power of La La Anthony
    Actress La La Anthony tells B + E all about 'The Chi', her journey as an actress, and how she seeks to uplift Black women with her work as a producer. Plus: La La shares which 'Power' character would make a kil…
  9. September 01, 2020
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    Sports Strike Against Racism
    Brittany and Eric discuss the unprecedented decision of numerous athletes to strike in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch…
  10. August 25, 2020