Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on http://blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

Episodes

September 20, 2021 33 min
In this week's episode of the BGN Podcast, we welcome stand-up comedian and author Gina Yashere.

Standup comedian Gina Yashere recently released her memoir Cack-Handed, which chronicles the story of growing up as a child of Nigerian immigrants in working-class London to becoming the first female engineer with the UK branch of Otis, the largest elevator company in the world. Her time at Otis was a baptism by fire dealing with r...
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In this week's episode of the BGN Podcast, as we cover the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, we welcome actor, director, and writer Justine Bateman to talk about her directorial feature film 'Violet'.

Justine Bateman has an impressive resume that includes 'Family Ties', 'Satisfaction' and 'Arrested Development', and many more. She has earned a Golden Globe nomination and two Emmy® nomina...
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome  Emmy-nominated actor, comedian, and author Yvonne Orji.

On television, she stars in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series 'Insecure'. A distinguished standup comedian, Yvonne previously opened for Chris Rock on various stops of his Total Blackout Tour and headlined her first comedy tour, Lagos To Laurel, at the top of 2020. She subsequently debuted ...
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In this week's episode of the BGN Podcast, we welcome filmmaker Jonathan Levine and Candace "The Six Figure Spa Chick" Holyfield.

Segment 1: Levine’s most recent film, LONG SHOT, starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, debuted at SXSW in 2019, where it won the Audience Award. His latest project is the Hulu series 'Nine Perfect Strangers'. Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, t...
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This week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast is all about public and community service.  This 2-segment episode features Katrina Williams, founder of Changing The Faces of Homelessness and Cedric Richmond, advisor to the President and  director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Segment 1: Changing the Faces of Homelessness was founded by Katrina Williams, a Mental Health Case Manager who worked with the Re...
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This week's Black Girl Nerds podcast welcomes comic book creator and screenwriter Tyler Martin and Ms. Pat of 'The Ms. Pat Show'.

Segment 1: Tyler F. Martin is a comic book and screenplay writer, publisher, editor, and creative director based in Atlanta Georgia. An avid Star Wars fan, self-proclaimed Blerd, and lover of all things comics, he is most notably recognized for founding Godhood Comics. An Atlanta-based publi...
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BGN interviews Brian David-Marshall (President & Publisher of InterPop) and Rachel Gluckstern (Group Editor, Emergents).

InterPop is forging the future of digital fandom with comic, game, and collectible NFTs minted responsibly on the Tezos blockchain. Brian David-Marshall serves as President and publisher, creating multiple digital CCGs and is excited to bring all his gaming and comic experiences to bear on the Emergents TCG ...
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This week on the BGN Podcast we welcome actor Carlacia Grant of 'Outer Banks' and filmmaker Jamila Wignot of 'Ailey'.

Segment 1:  “Outer Banks” follows a tight-knight group of local teens, dubbed the “Pogues,” in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. On the small screen, Carlacia appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s well-received megachurch drama series “Greenleaf” as well as the critically ac...
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This week on the Black Girl Nerds podcast we host a 3-segment episode featuring actors Kristin Dodson (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hannaha Hall and Tai Davis (The Chi).

Segment 1: Kristin was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a 3rd year in Columbia’s MFA Acting program. She has numerous television and film credits under her belt, including Cartoon Network’s The Shivering Truth and Netflix’s Roxanne Roxanne. Kristin is a...
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In this 2-segment episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actors Patina Miller and Jay Ellis!

Segment 1: Patina will lead the latest chapter of Starz’s POWER saga, POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN, as ‘Raquel Thomas’, the fierce and compelling mother of the nefarious ‘Kanan’, who was portrayed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in the original series. Starz’s tentpole POWER franchise is the most-watched show on premium cable and...
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Season 1 of Marvel Studios' 'Loki' has wrapped and we're already waiting with bated breath for season 2!? In this BGN Podcast Extra, we interview Costume Designer Christine Wada and Production Designer? Kasra Farahani.

Hosted by: Ryanne
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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In this week's episode of the BGN Podcast, we welcome screenwriter Eric Pearson to discuss the Marvel blockbuster hit Black Widow currently playing in cinemas and on Disney+.

Eric has worked with Marvel Studios, writing various short films for their Marvel One-Shots series of films, and writing the screenplay for the feature films Thor: Ragnarok, Black Widow, and Godzilla vs. Kong

Hosted by: Jeandra

In our second s...
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BGN interviews multi-hyphenate Questlove about his documentary 'Summer of Soul'

Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music, and fashion.

Host: Jamie

Music by: Sammus
Music featured in podcast from 'Summer of Soul' courtesy of Hulu
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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BGN interviews the stars of the film First Date that made its premiere at Sundance earlier this year.

Shy highschooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date - the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike's plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexp...
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June 28, 2021 52 min
In this 2-part episode, it is all about 'F9: The Fast Saga' movie!

In our first segment, we welcome actor Sung Kang notably known as Han Lue in The Fast and The Furious franchise to chat about his role in the film F9 currently playing in theaters.

Host: Ryanne

In our second segment, Ryanne breaks down her experience during the F9 press conference hosted by Universal Studios and gives her take on the overall series of fil...
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BGN interviews the multi-hyphenate star of Tyler Perry's 'Sistas', Mignon.

Southern storyteller and actress Mignon is well on her way to heat up Hollywood. She is currently starring in the second season of BET and Tyler Perry's successful female-led series SISTAS. Mignon stars as the fearless Daniella "Danni" King and is definitely a fan favorite.

Host: Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus
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This week BGN interviews co-director Andy Señor Jr. of HBO's Revolution Rent.

HBO’s REVOLUTION RENT, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez, follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of the Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Rent,” the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years. Returning to his exiled parents’ homeland, Se...
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In this 2-part episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we speak with actor Birgundi Baker, best known from Showtime's The Chi and Raven Majia Williams a direct descendant of one of the victims of the Tulsa massacre bringing their story to life in a new documentary.


Segment 1: Birgundi Baker is a multi-talented actress that sets herself apart with her brave and intuitive performances, portraying an array of complex and p...
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June 1, 2021 30 min
In this episode of the BGN Podcast, we welcome actor Yasha Jackson, star of the film 'Killer Among Us'.  On the 4th of July, a rookie female cop partners with a veteran detective to save the life of a high-school student from a radicalized serial killer. 

Host: Ryanne

Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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In this historic episode of the BGN podcast, we welcome the leading expert on the COVID-19 crisis Dr. Anthony Fauci.


Dr. Anthony Fauci serves as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and is the chief medical advisor to the President.  He became director of the NIAID in 1984 and has made contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiency diseases, both as a research ...
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