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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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532 Ratings
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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!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

532 Ratings
Average Ratings
502
18
5
1
6

Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
Read more
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

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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 12 2014

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 14 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 30 2015

57mins

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Rank #4: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 22 2016

48mins

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Rank #5: 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". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 10 2017

53mins

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Rank #6: 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 19 2015

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: 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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 19 2016

40mins

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Rank #8: Oh, Kanye

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This week B & E negotiate a breakup with the poet laureate of their young lives, Kanye Omari West. FCN parses his now-infamous Breakfast Club interview, his questionable politics and his undeniable genius, all while flexing a disturbing amount of Kardashian knowledge. Bonus: lots of special announcements and a lesson on wingtip etiquette. Reading here: http://tab.bz/tuhf8 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 05 2015

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Dope

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Brittany and Eric saw Dope opening night and have some thoughts about black nerdery, tired movie tropes and #TeamLightskin. Plus: some reflections on fatherhood from new dad Eric (plus a few gurgles from Peanut)! The reading: http://tab.bz/54txz For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 09 2015

58mins

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Rank #10: 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.

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Nov 19 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #11: 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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 17 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 30 2015

45mins

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Rank #13: Blacks in Tech

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After an extended absence (blame Thanksgiving and Eric's near-death experience with the flu), FCN is back and talking Fast Company's recent Tristan Walker profile. Also: Brittany gives away a free business idea.

Tristan Walker Profile: http://www.fastcompany.com/3037933/the-visible-man

Blacks in Silicon Valley Roundtable Discussion: http://www.fastcompany.com/3037940/a-different-kind-of-valley-life For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 27 2014

59mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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# For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 02 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 07 2017

44mins

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Rank #17: Hollywood Shuffle

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This week, B & E delve into a host of black classics as they parse the careers of two of black Hollywood's most beloved stars. Plus: Brittany recants a meeting with Vivica Fox and Eric coins the term "medium racist". http://tab.bz/clhm8 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 17 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: 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# For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 26 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 01 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #20: Football Injury And Masculinity

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Football, Injury and Masculinity: Fading-but-longtime fan Eric and novice Brittany weigh on America’s other pastime and it’s relationship to masculinity and violence.

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What Liberals Get Wrong About Football: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/what-liberals-get-wrong-about-football.html

How I Shot, Smoked and Screwed My Way Through the NFL: http://deadspin.com/my-injury-file-how-i-shot-smoked-and-screwed-my-way-1482106392/1631158735/+barryap For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 13 2014

1hr 3mins

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