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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.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 8 min
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 need for more Black writers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 13, 2020 6 min
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 8, 2020 8 min
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 important moments of the campaign season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 6, 2020 8 min
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 helps Eric with a Halloween surprise.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 29, 2020 9 min
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 most pressing issues of her city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 22, 2020 16 min
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 internet culture at large. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 15, 2020 6 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 8, 2020 8 min
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 killing on OnlyFans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 1, 2020 8 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 25, 2020 8 min
Aminé’s 2nd album Limbo released this month and is already being heralded as his best work to date. The invigorating rising star takes a moment from his wild videos and hectic schedule to reflect with Brittany and Eric on The Nod Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 19, 2020 7 min
Senator Kamala Harris made history when she became the first Black Woman to run for Vice President on the Democratic ticket. Brittany and Eric reflect on this moment and hear reactions from some friends of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 11, 2020 8 min
POSE star Angelica Ross talks about merging activism with all parts of her life. From working on a show that employs transgender cast and crew to enriching lives through her work in the tech space, she shares her life's mission to uplift her community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 5, 2020 7 min
Photographer Mel D. Cole is known for capturing some of the most famous faces in hip hop, but now he's using his skills to document what's happening on the front lines of America's civil unrest and protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 28, 2020 9 min
Hip hop mogul Master P joins Brittany and Eric to talk about his new BET docuseries “No Limit Chronicles” and how his No Limit Enterprises has become an icon for Black generational wealth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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George Floyd’s death inspired an uprising, but there has been a lack of attention given to Breonna Taylor, another life lost to police brutality. Brittany and Eric speak with Andrea Ritchie about the need to demand justice for Black women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 16, 2020 8 min
NPR's Sam Sanders joins Brittany and Eric for a conversation about how mainstream newsrooms are covering these unprecedented times—and how they need to do much better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 14, 2020 9 min
More people are beginning to declare “abolish the police”. It’s not a new position, but it’s still largely misunderstood. We’re joined by Bilphena Yahwon, a dedicated abolitionist, who explains why she thinks we shouldn’t dismiss the concept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Eric and journalist Errin Haines discuss how the current state of upheaval in our country might affect Senator Kamala Harris' chances of becoming Biden's VP running mate. Will voters, now focused on police brutality, support a former prosecutor? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Black journalists are speaking out against the racist culture of their employers, leading to the departure of some of media's highest-ranked executives. Journalist Wesley Lowery joins us to discuss this trend and how he hopes the industry can change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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On the heels of the bombshell documentary “On the Record,” which details the reported sexual abuse of Black women at the hands of Russell Simmons, two of his accusers, Sherri Sher and Drew Dixon, join The Nod to share their personal stories. The conversation continues around the documentary as activist and accuser, Sil Lai Abrams, and author and journalist Dr. Joan Morgan discuss the allegations against Russell Simmons and the prac...
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