Back in April (2017) I posted a list of podcasts that I enjoyed and wanted to share. One of my friends, and members of our community sent me a message with a list of podcasts she was in to at the time. It’s taking me quite some time to accumulate the list she sent me and the list I have of podcasts suggestions for kids. So, I decided to just go ahead and get what I do have out. For the ones that I haven’t gotten to yet, I just thought I would at least provide you with links to some of the ones that my friend shared.
Podcasts in Color
I found this because one of the Podcasts I started listening to mentioned it. I also found quite a few new ones that I will add to a new post.
Description: Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.
My Take: I am really enjoying this podcast! Heben and Tracy are really fun to listen to. And their topics are really interesting.
Note: Another Round is leaving the BuzzFeed family and it currently on a hiatus. Listen to their past episodes to fall in love with these two.
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Description: music that kids will love and parents won’t hate
My Take: I attempted to listen to this, but I don’t really listen to much rock. My kids weren’t in the car at the time, so I can try to share it with them. (I may have to add this to the kid’s podcast suggestions)
Black Girl Podcast
Description: The Black Girl Podcast is a new audio series created by Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam on twitter/IG), Gia Peppers (@giapeppers), Sapphira (@sapphiraem), Bex (@blvckdaria), and Alysha P (@AlyshaP819/@AlyshaP). After the five media phenoms met and became friends at hip hop’s most iconic station, Hot 97, they decided to make their hilarious conversations about life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams to the public. Listen every week as their differing opinions and life experiences lead them to understand themselves, and the world around them, a little bit better. Hopefully, you’ll laugh, argue, and learn something about yourselves, too. Follow us on Twitter and IG @blackgirlpod. Photo Credit: @elliott_ashby @freshoutthe80s
My Take: I am trying to still gauge my feelings for this podcast. I wasn’t a big fan of their commentary on the Aziz Ansari consent discussion. On the other hand, I do like the idea of so many black women voices. I will try to give it a bit more time.
Myths and Legends
Description: Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.
My Take: I haven’t listened to this one yet. But, I think my kids may enjoy this. (Not really sure if this one is for kids or adults.)
Also Known As
Description: Musings on life, culture, family, with a little bit of wine and a sprinkle of black Girl magic.
My Take: I’m going to have to check this one out soon.
Another Word for Lesbian
Another Word for Lesbian is a podcast featuring writers Torrie & Erika, 2 queer and lesbian, black, carefree besties laughing in New York City. This bi-weekly podcast is where we talk black queer issues, writing life, pop culture, and ridiculousness.
Black Girls Talking
Black Girls Talking is a podcast wherein 4 black girls discuss pop culture, Beyonce, & the pursuit of the perfect body oil
The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it’s a framework for family culture.
Down for Whatever
Down for Whatever is a sexuality podcast featuring sex-positive interviews with real people about their real sexual experiences. With candor and humor, Myisha helps to demystify modern sexual dilemmas by highlighting the experiences and expertise of her guests who represent a wide spectrum of sexual identities, orientations and backgrounds. For more information, visit myishabattle.com.
With That Being Said
With That Being Said is a long conversation between friends, edited into weekly episodes that give you 2 therapists’ take on life, love, and everything in between. Hosted by Esther Boykin, LMFT and Erica Turner, MS, this podcast is dedicated to giving you fun, smart, relatable, interesting, honest & actionable insights on the things that matter most in this life. Every episode is designed to help you learn a little more about living a happier life and having healthier relationships. Most episodes are not about therapy but Esther and Erica always bring a fresh and honest perspective on therapists’ really think about off the clock. Esther and Erica hope that this peek inside the conversations between therapists will shift the perception of therapy and therapists as something to be secretive about to something totally worth sharing. The show features guest experts and lots of laughter because the best conversations are the one’s we have with our friends. So with that being said, isn’t it time for you to join the conversation?
Introverted Black Girl Podcasts
The Introverted Black Girl podcast documents the thoughts and experiences of a young introverted black girl living in NYC. In a world full of extroverts and introverts, the introverted black girl some how has become the most scrutinized of them all. She must some how find her way to fit in. Will this introverted black girl find her way to success in the city of big dreams? Follow the journey of the introverted black girl as she unleashes the stories and thoughts of her day to day experiences through her podcast.