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For Colored Nerds

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

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539 Ratings
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509
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6

Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
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Add one middle age white male to your devoted listenership.

Only heard one episode but I loved it!

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iTunes Ratings

539 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
18
5
1
6

Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
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Add one middle age white male to your devoted listenership.

Only heard one episode but I loved it!

By Good Girl Goes - Jun 29 2017
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Can't wait to binge listen!!!!!
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For Colored Nerds

Latest release on Jul 14, 2017

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

Rank #1: Gentrification

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On Being Black Gentrifiers: Both Brooklyn transplants, Brittany and Eric parse their roles as black gentrifiers in their borough's rapidly changing landscape.  

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Oct 12 2014

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: Dear White People

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A unique listener letter spurs Brittany and Eric to break the fourth wall and speak directly to white folks.  

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Oct 30 2015

57mins

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Rank #3: Get Out

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B & E dissect the new hit horror film from Jordan Peele, Get Out. We’ll dive into the way the film explores white supremacy, plays with point of view in horror films, and highlights the Black body.
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Mar 14 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: Beyoncé v. Kendrick

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In the wake of two amazing performances and two very different reactions, B & E dive into the criticisms, messages, and politics of Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. Reading: https://tab.bz/3sb28

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Feb 27 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: Exploring Whiteness

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This week B & E delve into one reason behind white millennials' tone deafness on race: America's raggedy social studies curriculum. To combat this cluelessness, some New York prep schools are employing one very creative solution: teaching teenagers about white privilege. http://tab.bz/mcn01

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Mar 19 2015

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Lemonade

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After a long wait, B & E sit down and discuss Beyoncè's visual album Lemonade. Dissecting the music and the themes, things get personal...  

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May 14 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rank #7: Price of Black Ambition

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The Price of Black Ambition: Spurred by Roxane Gay's essay in the Virginia Quarterly Review, FCN examines aspiration, satisfaction, the Talented Tenth and Jaden Smith. The text: www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/…e-black-ambition

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Oct 24 2014

51mins

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Rank #8: Moonlight

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B & E trade feelings about the 2016 presidential election results before diving into why Moonlight is a gorgeous, deeply recognizable meditation on black love.  

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Nov 22 2016

48mins

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Rank #9: Let's Talk About Sex!

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A series of tweets by an East Lansing, MI mom observing her son's sex ed class get B & E to trade stories about their respective sexual educations. As usual, embarrassment and awkwardness ensue. Bonus: taco talk and a dispatch from the homestead of Queen Bey. Reading: http://tab.bz/rleqv

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Apr 30 2015

45mins

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Rank #10: And Not A White School

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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

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Nov 28 2015

52mins

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Rank #11: The Green Girls of Reality TV

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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 manners, and their mutual respect for Cardi B. The reading: http://www.bookslut.com/features/2011_12_018446.php

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Apr 05 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #12: Auntie Chellie

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An extremely hot take gets B & E talking about their love for our FLOTUS and her singular significance to black folks.  

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Feb 10 2016

52mins

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Rank #13: Atlanta

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B & E take a deep look at the first season of Donald Glover's new show, Atlanta. Along the way, they explore whether Donald achieved his goal to make a "Black Twin Peaks".  

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Jan 10 2017

53mins

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Rank #14: Chi-Raq

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B & E took in Chi-Raq on opening night, then compared notes the very next morning for your listening pleasure. Lysistrata, sexual agency, mobsters and Spike's enduring career are discussed.  

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Dec 12 2015

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: Da Art of Storytellin'

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B & E discuss what it means to be Black and go on a journey of self-discovery, from Sammy Davis Jr. to OutKast. There's also talk of Dashikis, Trina, and Lebron's Mix Sprite. http://tab.bz/ubnii

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Nov 19 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: King Kunta

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B & E examine Kendrick's latest, "To Pimp a Butterfly", and talk Tupac, Kendrick's intended audience and the funk. Reading: http://tab.bz/4d1uv#

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Apr 02 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: Empire

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Brittany and Eric finally come clean about their respective Empire obsessions and delve into prime time diversity, respectability politics and the soap opera's place in entertainment. SPOILERS ABOUND! http://tab.bz/yn6xk#

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Feb 26 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: Missed Opportunities

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B & E quickly reflect on the death of Prince, and then discuss the maddening realities of Hollywood, with a focus on Ghostbusters 2.0 and Nina.  

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Apr 23 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #19: From Bessie To Beyonce feat. Soraya Nadia McDonald

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Brittany, Eric and special guest Soraya Nadia McDonald of the Washington Post discuss Bessie, Beyonce, Big Freedia and the invisibility of black womanhood. http://tab.bz/zh5aj

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May 28 2015

58mins

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Rank #20: Black Contemporary Art feat. Kim Drew

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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

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Oct 16 2015

58mins

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FCN Introduces The Nod!

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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!

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Jul 14 2017

18mins

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BONUS EP: You Seem to Be Feeling

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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

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Jul 06 2017

34mins

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Walk Down Memory Lane

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For their penultimate episode, Brittany & Eric share a few of their favorite moments from For Colored Nerds' run. Also included: the trailer for B & E's next project, The Nod.

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Jun 22 2017

1hr

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Love is Not Enough feat. Nichole Perkins

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Brittany & Eric sit down with their final guest, writer Nichole Perkins aka @tnwhiskeywoman. Topics covered: paranormal sex scenes, the racial dynamics of Everything Everything, the importance of romance novels, and following your dreams.

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Jun 08 2017

56mins

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FCN Live w/ Jenna Wortham, Naomi Jackson & Glory Edim

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Join B & E for a live version of FCN featuring author Naomi Jackson, New York Times Magazine staff writer Jenna Wortham, and Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl

May 23 2017

39mins

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Possible God feat. Gabourey Sidibe

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This week, B & E are joined by Academy award nominee, Empire star, and author of This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, Gabourey Sidibe. The trio discusses self-love, accepting their parents and suspect Instagram ads.

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May 05 2017

56mins

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Ask Us Anything

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This week, B & E open up their mailbag and respond to listener letters. Advice is doled out, burning questions are answered, and troubling mysteries are solved. Bonus: lots of relationship and ~feelings~ abound!

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Apr 25 2017

1hr 2mins

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Secret Tumblr with Bim Adewunmi

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B & E sit down with Buzzfeed senior culture writer, Bim Adewunmi to talk about the importance of fan fiction, Susie Wokoma's versatility, and her approach to writing about American culture.

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Apr 13 2017

50mins

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Yay for Growth with Jason Parham

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B & E sit down with Jason Parham, senior editor at The Fader, for a free-wheeling conversation on things like barbershops, pain, and DMX. 

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Mar 27 2017

1hr 4mins

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Get Out

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B & E dissect the new hit horror film from Jordan Peele, Get Out. We’ll dive into the way the film explores white supremacy, plays with point of view in horror films, and highlights the Black body.
Show Notes : https://tab.bz/o3rk9

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Mar 14 2017

1hr 3mins

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FCN Live BHM Edition

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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.  

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Mar 01 2017

1hr 28mins

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Someday We'll All Be Free

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B & E dedicate this episode to a slept-on G.O.A.T. - the legendary Donny Hathaway. Revisiting his raw talent, unforgettable balladry, and why we need him today.  

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Feb 07 2017

44mins

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B & E reflect on eight years of President Obama. Where he was great and where he fell short. Show notes: https://tab.bz/dt2oh

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Jan 24 2017

58mins

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Atlanta

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B & E take a deep look at the first season of Donald Glover's new show, Atlanta. Along the way, they explore whether Donald achieved his goal to make a "Black Twin Peaks".  

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Jan 10 2017

53mins

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Our Best Intentions

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It's the very last episode of 2016, and B & E are commemorating it by sharing what they want to focus on in 2017. Sharing and feelings abound! Holiday shopping, or just want to support the show? Check out our merch here: http://shop.forcolorednerds.com/

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Dec 08 2016

48mins

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Moonlight

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B & E trade feelings about the 2016 presidential election results before diving into why Moonlight is a gorgeous, deeply recognizable meditation on black love.  

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Nov 22 2016

48mins

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The Fits

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B & E take a look back at the 2015 movie, The Fits. Along the way, they talk about the interior lives of Black children, the spookiness of discovering your body, and who should be able to tell Black stories. Required reading: http://theundefeated.com/features/out-of-the-fits-and-into-formation/ http://www.vogue.com/13442440/the-fits-anna-rose-holmer-interview/ http://themuse.jezebel.com/black-movie-white-director-richard-tanne-on-the-obama-1785755757

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Nov 03 2016

58mins

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The Mothers with Brit Bennett

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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/2015/05/28/addy-walker-american-girl/

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Oct 17 2016

1hr 9mins

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All American Boys feat. Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

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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 by Tim Wise - Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin - The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward - How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon - The Hate U Give by A.C (Angela) Thomas - Dear Martin by Nic Stone - Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older - American Street by Ibi Zuboi - Jackie Woodson’s children’s books  

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Sep 30 2016

55mins

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Black Art Incubator

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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 by Mychal Denzel Smith: https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Man-Whole-World-Watching/dp/1568585284 The Mothers by Brit Bennett: https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Novel-Brit-Bennett/dp/0399184511\ Black Art Incubator: http://www.recessart.org/blackartincubator/

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Sep 19 2016

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iTunes Ratings

539 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
18
5
1
6

Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
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Add one middle age white male to your devoted listenership.

Only heard one episode but I loved it!

By Good Girl Goes - Jun 29 2017
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Can&#39;t wait to binge listen!!!!!