Black Pride: Black Podcasts to Add to Your Queue
In the last couple of years, the rise of podcasts has been exponential on the part of black-owned and centered work. Now more than ever, black radio shows have been hitting the e-waves, taking up the work commute of their listeners, and making their voices known and wide in the internet radio scene.
Below are five of some of my favorite podcasts and why you should add them to your current collection.
The Friend Zone
Why Add: This podcast trio hosted by Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante is a great weekly podcast which dishes on love as it pertains to friendships, “situationships”, breakups, makeups, and self -awareness overall. This podcasts makes you think, laugh, and helps to provide topical discussion to your next Girls Night or Game Night! This trio is definitely #blackmagic from top to bottom.
The Extraordinary Negros
Why Add: Led by writers, Jay Connor and Alex Hardy, The Extraordinary Negroes is a multi-faceted podcast that focuses on the excellency and positive encouragement of blackhood with enriching talks on black history, mental health, and prominent figures of black history. This podcast is comical, informative, and encouraging. This duo is #blackmagic personified
Myleik Teele’s Podcast
Why Add: I know I mentioned Myleik in the last BHM post, but her podcast is gold. In her podcast, she doles out heavy advice in relationships, the business/personal relationship balance, she educates and gives viable tips on money and budgeting, and talks eloquently on focus, drive, and how to be a better person overall. You need her dosage of #blackgirlmagic
Why Add: The Code Switch podcast focuses on race and identity-related issues. As such, you can find them talking about anything from movie reviews, pressing social issues in the black diaspora (cosby or the nate parker issues, for example), and even issues within the black church. This podcast can be a mouthful but it is just right for the listener that is looking for healthy discussion on race, gender, and identity as it pertains to the black community.
Why Add: Still Processing is a duo-hosted podcast with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. In their weekly podcast, they converse on social issues, pop culture, and education. Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast and re-launched under the Still Processing after being previously named Feelings. This is a dynamic duo of a podcast!
In the name of Black History Month, check out all of these awesome podcasts, add them to your current podcast queue, and enjoy! I promise you won’t be disappointed!