Dungeons ‘n’ Durags

Dungeons ‘n’ Durags

Dungeons ‘n’ Durags Ron has lived his entire adult life as a black man in a white world. In 2016 he had both a crisis of his Christian faith as well as a racial identity crisis (you can guess why). Since then he’s been on a journey to reconnect with his blackness in a way he never has before. Joining him will be his Black BFFs and the “Bow & Dre” to his “Junior,” JD and Yolanda T. Cochran. Every other week they’ll discuss issues of race and religion, politics and pop culture. Shade will be thrown. Jokes will be made. And provocative conversations will be had. He’s just one nerdy Oreo tryna become a double-fudge brownie y’all. So go easy on a brutha.

Episodes

November 3, 2022 69 min

The title says it all, dontcha think? The Season 1 finale is everything you hoped for…and more! In this episode, you'll hear a DefCon 2 debate about friend chicken, the origins of chicken and waffles, and the answer to the age-old question—is there any other kind of mac and cheese besides baked?

Video clips used in this episode:

  • History of Chicken and Waffles by Black Excellence
  • Soul Food Born of the Harlem Renaissance by Great B...
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    Yolanda’s life was destined to be much like Ron’s, until she met one Joseph DaShawn Cochran. 

    Creative Commons music “Soul Challenger” by MC Cullah (CC BY-SA)

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    October 7, 2022 58 min

    A TikTok Bible thumper has Ron terribly vexed. And we learn about JD & Yolanda’s beliefs about God. Creative music used was “Oxygen Garden” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY) and “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)

    Check out our spin-off podcast, “2 Grown Ass Men Argue About Andor,” where Ron and JD (and sometimes JD’s college buddy Edu) have fun, funny, and frivolous discussions about the Disney+ Star Wars sho...

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    Ron and JD shoot the sh*t about the first 3 eps of Andor and Star Wars in general. It's the start of a new special mini-series. Creative Commons music used was “Black Lung” by Broke for Free (CC BY-SA).

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    September 8, 2022 26 min

    Ron addresses the question he's avoided directly addressing all season. Does he answer it? Well, kind of.

    Creative Commons music used:

  • "Oxygen Garden" by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
  • "I Got One Thing" by Cullah (CC BY-SA)
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    August 25, 2022 59 min

    A social media “Karen” doesn’t learn any lessons. Maybe we can learn from her obstinance. Also, should we change the title of this episode?

    Creative Commons music used in this episode:

  • “Divider” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
  • “That Kid in the 4th Grade That Really Liked the Denver Broncos” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
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    August 12, 2022 55 min

    Black people are in the new Game of Thrones and Amazon's Rings of Power. Some white people are losing their collective ish.

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  • Ron on TikTok, Twitter, and IG (@BlerdRonner for all three)
  • JD on Twitter - twitter.com/thatJDCochran
  • Yolanda on Twitter - twitter.com/rat_in_a_wheel
  • Creative Commons song(s) used this episode:

    “In the Night - Game of Thrones Remake” by Kellee Maize & J. Glaze (CC BY)

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    Jay Ellis marries a white woman. Black Twitter has thoughts. The gang discusses. Includes a special guest star appearance by one of the Black women Ron actually went out with once. This is a good one folx!

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  • Ron on TikTok, Twitter, and IG (@BlerdRonner for all three)
  • JD on Twitter - twitter.com/thatJDCochran
  • Yolanda on Twitter - twitter.com/rat_in_a_wheel
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    “Fifty Nine...

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    July 15, 2022 43 min

    Ron, JD, and Yolanda discuss the f'ed status of the country, i.e. Roe v Wade being overturned, gun law craziness, more black men being killed, etc. Why would any non-white cisgender heterosexual male want to celebrate Independence Day?

    Creative Commons music used:

  • “The 49th Street Galleria” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
  • “Age of Feminine” by Kellee Maize (CC BY-SA)
  • All other music is licensed from Artlist.

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    June 29, 2022 19 min

    Ron won't be falling for the banana in the tailpipe trick. :)

    Short episode today, but a fun one.

    Get the book "Dungeons 'n' Durags: One Black Nerd's Comical Quest Racial Identity and Crisis of Faith" wherever books are sold. Go to DnDBook.com to learn more.

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    June 19, 2022 73 min

    Season 3 of Atlanta was weird AF. But I can’t stop thinking about it. (Hey, this episode isn't even about Juneteenth!)

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    June 7, 2022 48 min

    In celebration of Pride Month, this week Ron's has an inspiring and moving interview with musician and queer Christian, Grace Baldrige of Semler Music. Grace was the host and producer of the Refinery 29 video series "State of Grace" which explored the intersection of faith and the LGBTQ+ community. The series garnered over six million views, and as an accomplished musician, Grace has grown to become a respected infl...

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    May 31, 2022 25 min

    On the heels of all the exciting Star Wars news in the world (e.g. the release of "Obi Wan Kenobi" and the Star Wars Celebration), we're pulling out of mothballs one of the early podcast episodes created by Ron, JD, and Yolanda. Part of Ron's old "Radio Film School" show, this episode is a fun discussion about the women characters in the Star Wars universe. (This originally aired in December 2016, right afte...

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    May 17, 2022 84 min

    If this is your first time listening to the podcast, this episode is for you. It's a collection of some of the best moments on the show this season. The craziest and most comical conversations and debates. From the infamous "online" fiasco, to crabs in a barrel, to deleted scenes, to previews of comedy to come. This is a long one; but every blackety-black and merry moment is utterly worth it!

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    May 3, 2022 72 min

    This is part 2 of a special 2-part series on Ron's faith journey. It's a journey that started in November 2016 with the election of a certain sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot as POTUS, and the evangelical church's support of said man. Ron was one of the millions of people whose faith was thrown topsy-turvy as he struggled with how to process what it means to no longer believe how (or what) you used to beli...

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    Ron totally forgot last week was Good Friday. There once was a time when he would've been at a Good Friday service, meditating on the stations of the cross. This Good Friday, he was writing a podcast script about how his Christian faith has been turned topsy-turvey. This is the first in a special 2-part series where we get into the faith aspect of Ron's journey. Oh, and Ron, JD, and Yolanda have one of their patented debate...

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    April 7, 2022 54 min

    Let's cut to the chase. You're all tired of talking about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. But, as always, we have an angle that's quite different. Namely, what does Will Smith slapping the sh*t out of Chris Rock have anything to do with Ron's journey.?A lot, actually. This week we look at the theme of trauma and old wounds.

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    March 30, 2022 59 min

    Ron finally watches a movie that saves his Black Card (although, some may say the jury is still out as to whether he even has one).

    Other than perhaps music, no other art form plays as indelible a role and influence on Black people as the cinema. From how we are depicted to even how we watch it. So it’s no surprise then that our “hero” has some cinematic tastes that may catch him a side-eye (or two).

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    March 15, 2022 40 min

    Last month Showtime released a new 3-part documentary series called "Everything's Gonna Be All White." It is a creative, compassionate, and often biting look at racism and race relations in America. Ron loved it. Ben Shapiro...not so much. Well, technically, Ben hasn't seen it. Yet, his review of just the trailer got Ron so riled up, he made his own reaction video to Ben's trash reaction video.

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    February 25, 2022 52 min

    On February 25, President Joseph R. Biden nominated Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first black woman to sit on the most powerful bench in the nation. (She's already made history being the first Black woman nominated! It only took a cupla hundred years!)

    When President Biden made his announcement a few weeks ago that he’d nominate a Black woman, as ex...

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