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For Colored Nerds

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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Gentrification

On Being Black Gentrifiers: Both Brooklyn transplants, Brittany and Eric parse their roles as black gentrifiers in their borough's rapidly changing landscape.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

12 Oct 2014

Rank #1

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Dear White People

A unique listener letter spurs Brittany and Eric to break the fourth wall and speak directly to white folks.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

30 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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Get Out

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/o3rk9See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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Beyoncé v. Kendrick

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

27 Feb 2016

Rank #4

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Exploring Whiteness

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/mcn01See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

19 Mar 2015

Rank #5

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Lemonade

After a long wait, B & E sit down and discuss Beyoncè's visual album Lemonade. Dissecting the music and the themes, things get personal... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 22mins

14 May 2016

Rank #6

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Price of Black Ambition

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-ambitionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

24 Oct 2014

Rank #7

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Moonlight

B & E trade feelings about the 2016 presidential election results before diving into why Moonlight is a gorgeous, deeply recognizable meditation on black love. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

22 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Let's Talk About Sex!

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/rleqvSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

30 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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And Not A White School

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-1742154201See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

28 Nov 2015

Rank #10

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The Green Girls of Reality TV

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

5 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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Auntie Chellie

An extremely hot take gets B & E talking about their love for our FLOTUS and her singular significance to black folks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

10 Feb 2016

Rank #12

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Atlanta

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". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Chi-Raq

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.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 20mins

12 Dec 2015

Rank #14

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Da Art of Storytellin'

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/ubniiSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

19 Nov 2015

Rank #15

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King Kunta

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#See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 14mins

2 Apr 2015

Rank #16

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Empire

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#See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

26 Feb 2015

Rank #17

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Missed Opportunities

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

23 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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From Bessie To Beyonce feat. Soraya Nadia McDonald

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/zh5ajSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

28 May 2015

Rank #19

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Black Contemporary Art feat. Kim Drew

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/ggrgnSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

16 Oct 2015

Rank #20