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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.

iTunes Ratings

539 Ratings
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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!

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

iTunes Ratings

539 Ratings
Average Ratings
509
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
Read more
Can't wait to binge listen!!!!!
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For Colored Nerds

Latest release on Jul 14, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 16 days ago

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.
Show Notes : https://tab.bz/o3rk9

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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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