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Pod Party – Part 1

Once upon a time (about a decade or so ago), I used to listen to radio while in the office. Online streaming meant I could slip on my headphones and have NPR in the background all day. Over time, I got tired of listening to the same voices and, when I finally got an iPhone, found myself navigating to podcasts.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites. (In no particular order.)

helgaHelga Davis is a probing conversation podcast which explores the provocative issues surrounding what it means to be an artist and a citizen in the 21st Century.

Why I Listen: The conversations are insightful and Helga’s voice is a relaxing combo of warmth, comfort and love.

Fav Episodes: Sarah Jones | Solange

girlonguyGirl On Guy with Aisha Tyler is a show about art, culture, booze, comedy, family, physical injuries, psychological bruises, action movies, rock music, ninjas, zombies, failure, success, sacrifice, video games, and blowing shit up.

Why I Listen: Great conversations, get to know the “person” behind the star/persona

Fav Episodes: Viola Davis | Sheryl Underwood I II
(The show is on hiatus, but there are over 200 episodes.)

thespin1Hosted by award winning international journalist Esther Armah, The Spin is a weekly hour long podcast featuring women of color talking policy, social justice, race, sex, power.

Why I Listen: activists, artists, journalist and organizers talking about problems and solutions.

Fav Episodes: The Consent Convo series

getitrightHosted by Jamie Broadnax, the founder of  Black Girl Nerds, Get It Right analyzes pop culture through the lenses of justice, and particularly reproductive justice.

Why I Listen: Thought provoking discussions of pop culture. I hope they do a season 2.

Fav Episodes: Hip Hop’s History of Reproductive Justice

mkuaMisty Knight’s Uninformed Afro is a brand new podcast series that will explore the origin stories, character development, and story arcs of our favorite Black superheroines in comics.

Why I Listen: This is a brand new podcast, I’m looking forward to learning more about these characters.

Done with these? Move on to Pod Party 2.

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