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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.

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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.
The 40-Year-Old Version

The 40-Year-Old Version

2020-10-1306:491

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.
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.
Cosplaying While Black

Cosplaying While Black

2020-10-0635:312

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.
Big Freedia's Bounce

Big Freedia's Bounce

2020-09-2909:28

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.
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.
The Cost of Student Debt

The Cost of Student Debt

2020-09-1506:511

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.
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.
Brittany and Eric discuss the unprecedented decision of numerous athletes to strike in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Aminé: Life in Limbo

Aminé: Life in Limbo

2020-08-2508:17

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.
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.
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.
Revolutionary Photos

Revolutionary Photos

2020-08-0507:59

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.
Master P Has No Limits

Master P Has No Limits

2020-07-2809:07

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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 practice of silencing of women in hip hop.
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ivory weathersbee

Who are: The Blacks???

Nov 12th
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Molly Astell

Just listened to my first few episodes, love it!

Oct 31st
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Ace

The abolition episode felt way too short. Would love a more in-depth conversation.

Jul 16th
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Ace

The abolition episode felt way too short. Would love a more in-depth conversation.

Jul 16th
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Sasha Anne Lyn

Drake identifying as an 'artist, not just a black artist's would be a given for a boy from Toronto. To me he was always that jewish kid from DeGrassi (in a wheelchair) and the reason I think Canada..Toronto is very cool is because of our multiculturalism and lack of a claim on 'what it mean to be Canadian' by any one group. Most black kids here that I grew up with were either born in the Caribbean or had west Indian parents. Our next generation will be the kids of Ethiopian, Eritreans, Somalis, Ghanains etc... That's why I think only a young person would say this is not a cool place. After I traveled and lived in the northern and southern states, I decided right-quick that we are not just a cool place but a place of the future.

Apr 6th
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aviance peters

I will miss The Nod. I doubt I will be able to access the TV show. But all the best to you both.

Feb 2nd
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daisy

ugh I loved this show as a podcast, felt more accessible than a TV show

Feb 2nd
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Chiagozie Onyewuchi

I can’t find the foxy brown podcast, I only saw Focy Browns by aerios. Where is her podcast and what is it about?

Jan 31st
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jason cole

thenod.show link isn't working.

Jan 27th
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jason cole

will there be future projects with you both together? I will so miss the NOD.

Jan 27th
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daisy

so sad this podcast is going away! 😿

Jan 12th
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Against the Grain

I love you guys. Going to miss the PC. But your success with the show is ours as well. congrats to us!

Jan 7th
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jason cole

this is an amazing episode I really love this show. thank you

Nov 13th
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Danielle Burs

This made my heart happy.

Oct 10th
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Joshua Xavier Miller

Omg!! this episode was sooooo good!! thank you all so so much. I had so many revalations during it.

Oct 5th
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John Buckner

I just can't do vocal fry anymore. Sorry.

Sep 19th
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kevin amos

this episode is amazing... y'all brought RO "Combat Jack" to life and honored him with respect! ty... P.S. this was my first listen to The Nod, you have a new listener💯

Sep 7th
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Eric Wilson

another great podcasts from you guys. This guy is wasting time. WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT IGNORANT ABOUT RACISM, YOU CANNOT WAKE THEM FROM SLEEP, BECAUSE WE ARE SLEEP.

Aug 16th
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Mel Turner

Pretty good episode overall, but I take issue in the fact that neither of the hosts have seen Green Book, yet they have strong opinions about the movie. Having seen a small clip only gives you a glimpse into the story, not the overall picture. That type of thinking is why we have and always will have race issues.

Jul 29th
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Lauren Stanford

Love this podcast!!

Jun 25th
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