Dear Culture

Dear Culture

A weekly pod about news and issues impacting Black America from the reporters and producers at theGrio. Smart, relevant and dedicated to the culture.... Show More

Episodes

August 6, 2020 23 min
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Gerren Keith Gaynor and Mariel Turner discuss the stories, histories, and legends of Black women as symbols of power. From the leadership and bravery of the WNBA, the #SayHerName campaign in the wake of Breonna Taylor, Oprah’s magazine cover, to Beyonce’s recent installation of Black is King, this week Dear Culture highlights the strength, softness, and humanity of Black women as we ask,...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Natasha S. Alford and Cortney Wills ask, Dear Culture, how are parents and teachers supposed to navigate the back to school season amid Coronavirus and social unrest with guest feature from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. And this week’s Moment of Clarity highlights Kerry Washington’s powerful documentary, “The Fight” available on demand.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Natasha S. Alford and Mariel Turner interview Julian Brave Noisecat, correspondent for Real America with Jorge Ramos and contributing editor at Canadian Geographic regarding the Redsk*n controversy. And celebrating the launch of Black Agenda Live, host Christina Greer talks with W. Kamau Bell on his 5th season premiere of United Shades of America airing on CNN.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, Entertainment Director Cortney Wills and Senior Writer Blue Telusma interview a swathe of amazing Black actors. From Simone Missick, Tiffany Boone, Kimberly Hebert, Sterling K Brown, Kiki Layne, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Kelvin Harrison. And this week we’re asking, Dear Culture, what is the new role of Black Hollywood?
Share
Mark as Played
July 9, 2020 28 min
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, senior writer Blue Telusma and senior editor Mariel Turner interview public health expert Dr. Joshua Sharfstein from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about the future of public life during a pandemic. From rushing to reopen businesses to the safety measures lawmakers and public health officials are taking, this week we’re asking, how do we adjust to these unusual circumstances?
Share
Mark as Played
This week on Dear Culture, we’re joined by Cortney Wills, Entertainment Director at theGrio, who interviewed two women featured in HBO Max’s documentary “On the Record” — Drew Dixon and Sil Lai Abrams. The conversation covers the unique challenges Black women face when telling their stories of sexual harassment and assault and what good allyship looks like.
Share
Mark as Played
This week, Dear Culture Podcast celebrates PRIDE with hosts Gerren Keith Gaynor and Steven London. Featuring Black LGBTQIA leaders and allies such as Laverne Cox, George Johnson, and Dyllon Burnside. Listen to our special episode commemorating the power, progress, and pride of  Blackness and Queerness.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Todd Johnson and Gerren Keith Gaynor sit with Rickey Smiley to talk about what it’s like to be a Black parent raising your children during these trying times. And for our Moment of Clarity, we continue our coverage of the demonstrations happening across the country.
Share
Mark as Played
Kerry Washington joins Dear Culture to talk about her work with Stacey Abrams’ Fair Count organization and Harness’ Be Counted Campaign. The Be Counted campaign is raising awareness about the importance of the 2020 census.
Share
Mark as Played
This week, the Dear Culture Podcast continues coverage on the nation-wide demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Hosts, Natasha S. Alford and Mariel Turner look into the state of these demonstrations and discuss how the power of protest spring forth change featuring social justice activist Tamika Mallory.
Share
Mark as Played
This week, Dear Culture continues coverage on the growing intensity of police brutality in America with hosts Natasha S. Alford and Todd Johnson. Joined by Dr. Yusef Salaam from Central Park’s Exonerated 5 (as portrayed in Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us), the Dear Culture Podcast investigates the tense legacies and realities of state violence.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture podcast, hosts Blue Telusma and Shana Pinnock do a deep dive on this season of HBO's "Insecure," and discuss how to evaluate if a friendship is healthy or not. Later, theGrio's entertainment director, Cortney Wills, talks to "Insecure" star, Yvonne Orji about the show and her upcoming comedy special.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, hosts Shana Pinnock and Gerren Keith Gaynor tackle how to emotionally and mentally take care of yourself during times of uncertainty with Black mental health expert, S. Tia Brown. theGrio’s entertainment director, Cortney Wills, sits with Queen Sugar actress, Tina Lifford, to talk about coping with trauma and how to use this time to focus on inner fitness and personal growth.
Share
Mark as Played
This week, Dear Culture Podcast hosts Blue Telusma, Gerren Keith Gaynor and special guest Marc Lamont-Hill discuss how do we protect our peace in the Black community in between managing a pandemic, police brutality, and murders like the case of Ahmaud Arbery. theGrio’s entertainment director, Cortney Wills, talks with Condola Rashad on coping with Coronavirus by making art and working with Food Bank NYC to deliver meals. Last, we c...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this special Mother’s Day episode of the Dear Culture Podcast Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios, and opens up to Todd and Natasha about his newest initiative to support those in need with the Feeding America Comedy Festival, airing Sunday, May 10th on Comedy.TV, Local Now, The Weather Channel and NBC. In addition, Byron shares insight on how to hold our political representatives accountable to the Black community and to...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, the Dear Culture Podcast discusses racial bias and entrepreneurship during the Coronavirus pandemic with media mogul Angela Yee. Co-hosts, Natasha S. Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor discuss nationwide protests to reopen local economies. And last, theGrio's entertainment writer, Cortney Wills, shares insight into how Black Hollywood is navigating health and career.
Share
Mark as Played
This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, we talk about why so many Black people mistrust the government's lifting quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Esteemed historian and Harvard professor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., helps us understand why educating Black students during Coronavirus is so different (and how to keep sane if you've become a teacher overnight). We also dive into HBO's controversial ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode of the Dear Culture podcast we examine who should be telling Black America’s stories and what it really means to be Black AF. Using Kenya Barris’ latest show release we dissect truths and opinions around the Black experience. This is an episode of Dear Culture that you do not want to miss. Guest contributors: Stephanie Guerilus Life Coach Shawn
Share
Mark as Played
A weekly pod about news and issues impacting Black America from the reporters and producers at theGrio. Smart, relevant, and dedicated to the culture.
Share
Mark as Played
A weekly pod about news and issues impacting Black America from the reporters and producers at theGrio. Smart, relevant, and dedicated to the culture.
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Dear Culture

Popular Podcasts

30 For 30 Podcasts
30 For 30 Podcasts
Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. 30 for 30 offers captivating storytelling for sports fans and general interest listeners alike, going beyond the field to explore how sports, competition, athleticism and adventure affect our lives and our world. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
If you can never get enough true crime...
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.