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For Colored Nerds

Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings, and Stitcher

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Each week, BFFs and cultural critics Brittany and Eric deconstruct the nerdier side of pop culture. Joined by a rotating cast of artists, thinkers, and innovators, For Colored Nerds peels back the layers of Black culture we rarely discuss in mixed company.
 
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The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project shattered common narratives about the founding of the United States and the profound history, impact and influence of slavery and race in America. Journalist and Howard University professor Nikole Hannah-Jones, the project's creator, is back two years later with a new book that's an expansion of the projec…
 
B & E offer up the FIRST ever taste of The Nod. You can hear more on July 17th when The Nod launches with two episodes, everywhere you listen. Subscribe today! For more info visit: https://gimletmedia.com/the-nod or follow us on Twitter @thenodshow. Love you guys! See you over at The Nod! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this special, bonus episode, Brittany & Eric talk through their emotions about the end of FCN and give a few shoutouts and thank yous, too. // Thanks for listening and keep up with us this whole time. We appreciate every little thing you guys have done to support us, encourage us, and inspire us with For Colored Nerds. Big hugs! <3 B + E See aca…
 
Join B & E for an XXL Black History Month LIVE edition of the show. Brittany and Eric will share what BHM means to them, test your knowledge of black history, and share their unconventional picks for the BHM pantheon. Joining them are special guests Tracy Clayton of BuzzFeed’s Another Round podcast and Rembert Browne of New York magazine. See acast…
 
B & E sit down with author Brit Bennett to talk about her new book, The Mothers. During the talk we cover Sula, good white people, American Girl dolls and consider what it means to be a "fuccboi with a heart of gold". Episode Reading: http://jezebel.com/i-dont-know-what-to-do-with-good-white-people-1671201391 http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015…
 
This week, B & E sit down with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, who co-wrote All American Boys, a YA novel about police brutality from the point of view of two teenage boys, one black and one white. For more on their book: http://bit.ly/2dqmPvA Here's a list of the authors and books named by Jason and Brendan at the end of the show: White Like Me …
 
B & E sit down to talk about the things that have kept them sane this summer, then they get out of the studio for a trip to the Black Art Incubator. More Info: Park Ave Armory Youth Corps: http://youthcorps.tumblr.com/ White Girls By Hilton Als: https://www.amazon.com/White-Girls-Hilton-Als/dp/194045025X Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching …
 
This episode is jam-packed as B & E play Six Degrees of Black Separation, talk with special guests Ashley Ford & Vann Newkirk II about Serena, Afrofuturism, butterflies, relationships and more! Recorded at the sold out "For Colored Nerds Live" show in NYC at WNYC's Jerome L Greene performance space. For the full experience, you can watch the show o…
 
This week, B & E go very, very deep into the world of reality television, viewing The Real Housewives of Potomac, Basketball Wives: LA and Love & Hip-Hop: New York through the lens of Roxane Gay's essay on the women of the entertainment genre. Big reveals: Eric's undying love for trash TV, Brittany's weird (and slightly embarrassing) obsession with…
 
Conflicting feelings about the situation in Mizzou and the safety myth of black colleges, this week B & E speak honestly, but fondly, of their dear Howard University. Weaves and institutional misogyny are thoroughly discussed, and Brittany sings more than twice. The reading: http://gawker.com/the-safety-myth-about-black-colleges-1742154201 See acas…
 
Eric's out this week, but in the studio with Brittany is @museummammy herself, Kim Drew of Black Contemporary Art. Brittany and Kim dive into the intersection of art, identity and social media and many a dope name is checked. This week's notes are a must-read: http://tab.bz/ggrgn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week, FCN discusses the genius of Nina Simone. We cover her music, life, writings, and what happens when you join a fight that might not end. We bookended this episode with a story from Brittany taken from ‘Jon Then Baltimore' and Nina’s gift. http://tab.bz/cjymu Big thanks to our intern Antonio Mendez!!!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy an…
 
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