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PostBourgie is a long-running, semi-orderly blog about race and gender and class and politics and media and whatever else we can think of. The PostBourgie podcast is the talk-y version of that.

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PostBourgie is a long-running, semi-orderly blog about race and gender and class and politics and media and whatever else we can think of. The PostBourgie podcast is the talk-y version of that.

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Wish they'd make more

By jawalla - Jun 05 2016
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Love their insights but wish they would updates more often

Great podcast!

By DaisyPDX - Apr 06 2016
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Insightful, smart, and often quite funny.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
7
1
0
0

Wish they'd make more

By jawalla - Jun 05 2016
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Love their insights but wish they would updates more often

Great podcast!

By DaisyPDX - Apr 06 2016
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Insightful, smart, and often quite funny.
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PostBourgie

Latest release on Apr 03, 2016

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PostBourgie is a long-running, semi-orderly blog about race and gender and class and politics and media and whatever else we can think of. The PostBourgie podcast is the talk-y version of that.

Rank #1: #37: "This is the Last Thing I'm Going to Say About Jason Whitlock." (October 18 2015)

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We were originally planning to have Deadspin’s Greg Howard on the podcast to talk about race and sports journalism — with our peg being the series of articles he wrote about the woes of The Undefeated, the troubled, much-delayed race, culture and sports site from ESPN helmed by Jason Whitlock. Whitlock had been one of the most famous and controversial sportswriters in America, having built his polarizing career on his essays connecting sports to the evils of black pathology. He could be petty and ugly, like when he wrote that Serena Williams would never be an all-time great because she was fat and lazy ("[S]eriously, how else can Serena fill out her size 16 shorts without grazing at her stall between matches?" he wrote). And he could be simplistic and scolding, as in diatribes about the evils inherent to female basketball players dunking or black people's use of the word "nigger.") Howard’s articles argue that the enmity Whitlock earned from black journos and writers for this schtick made it nearly...  

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Oct 19 2015

53mins

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Rank #2: #29: Ben Carson At The Barbershop. (March 20 2015)

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Joel Anderson (BuzzFeed) and Jenée Desmond-Harris (Vox) join Gene and Terryn to discuss their recent reporting on Dr. Ben Carson, professional inspirational figure-turned-Republican presidential hopeful. Related reads: "How Ben Carson went from black hero to Tea Party darling without changing one bit," by Jenée Desmond-Harris (http://www.vox.com/2015/2/20/8069151/ben-carson-dr) "Could Running For President Destroy Ben Carson’s Legacy?," by Joel Anderson http://www.buzzfeed.com/joelanderson/ben-carson-politics-legacy

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Mar 21 2015

44mins

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Rank #3: Digging In The Crates: #20: Losing Football And A Language. (May 28 2012)

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It's the beginning of football season, so we decided to re-up a favorite old episode of ours where we spoke to Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic about his decision to stop watching the NFL after the evidence of the effects of football-related brain injuries became too hard to ignore.  

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Sep 12 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: #30: Dyson Vs. West. (May 8 2015)

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Jamil Smith, senior editor at the New Republic, joins Gene, Terryn and Jamelle to discuss That Michael Eric Dyson Article About Cornel West. As the article's editor (!), he dishes some inside dirt on the politics behind the politics, on wrangling Dyson down to 10,000 words, and on taking over at a publication best known for its defenses of racism.

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May 09 2015

45mins

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Rank #5: #35: 'Straight Outta Compton' And the Unkillable Biopic Genre. (August 23 2015)

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The N.W.A. movie "Straight Outta Compton" is the latest entrant into the anemic hip-hop biopic genre. It's crushing at the box office even as controversies around who was cast in it and which details were left out of it. (Namely: all of the women, ever.) Jalen Coats (@jvcoats), a writer and DJ from LA, joins GD to figure out what it all means, and argue over which great female MCs should get a biopic of their own, and also why biopics should never exist.  

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Aug 24 2015

23mins

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Rank #6: #31: Attica Locke, from this little show 'Empire.' (May 11 2015)

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The novelist and screenwriter Attica Locke joins Gene and Terryn to explain why she left Hollywood to write novels — her third, "Pleasantville," is out now — and how she got bit by the showbiz bug again to become a writer and producer for Fox's mega-hit "Empire." Drip drippety drop.  

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May 11 2015

38mins

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Rank #7: #34: 'How The $%*!& Is That Good Enough?' (August 15 2015)

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On a recent two-part story on This American Life, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine went to Normandy High School — the struggling St. Louis County school from which Michael Brown graduated just weeks before he was killed last year in Ferguson. Normandy is the lowest-ranked high school in Missouri and nearly entirely black, and when a series of events opened the door for hundreds of Normandy kids to be bussed to Francis Howell High School, a high-performing, mostly-white high school a few towns over, the Normandy kids were greeted with massive opposition from white parents. Nikole and G.D. talked about her reporting on the seemingly insurmountable problem of school segregation in America's schools, and why it makes sense to be pessimistic about America achieving racial equality.  

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Aug 15 2015

33mins

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Rank #8: #36: What It Means To Lose A School. (September 20 2015)

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G.D. and Terryn talk to Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, who went back to his former high school in Queens, which was recently closed down. Jelani was trying to figure out how the diverse, highly regarded school quickly deteriorated quickly after he graduated in the 1980s and soon became, to many, an example of why big, neighborhood schools can't work. (Hint: HOUSING SEGREGATION.) And Eve Ewing of Seven Scribes talks to G.D. about the fight to save Walter Dyett High School, the last public school open to everyone in Bronzeville, a historic black neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Protesters there had been staging a month-long hunger strike to keep Dyett's doors open, and Eve says that the fight over the school has huge implications for the neighborhood, where so many local public schools have been shut down by the city over the last decade.  

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Sep 20 2015

46mins

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Rank #9: #33: Detroit vs. Everybody. (July 26 2015)

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Terryn is packing up and moving to the D for a new gig! To help get her ready, we convened some folks who have Big Thoughts about the state of the Motor City. Angela Flournoy, the author of the critically acclaimed new novel, "The Turner House," set her book there, the city where her father grew up. And Siwatu Moore, a writer in Brooklyn, is a Detroit native. Will Detroit have to morph into something unrecognizable in order to survive? And does Detroit have more cat daddies per capita than any city in the world?  

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Jul 26 2015

37mins

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Rank #10: #32: #GrowingUpSouthern. (July 15 2015)

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Gene and Terryn discuss Gene's recent reporting for NPR on those Southerners, black and white, for whom the Confederate flag is a genuine signifier of identity. Terryn breaks down what well-meaning Northerners don't get about the South; she also references Walker, Texas Ranger at least once.  

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Jul 15 2015

34mins

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#41: New World Water.

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We wanted to get to some of the larger questions raised by the story of the ongoing water crisis in Flint. So we got some context from some people who follow this stuff for a living: Brentin Mock of CityLab and Talia Buford of the Center for Public Integrity.  

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Apr 03 2016

42mins

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#40: Dating While Black Excellent.

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Our second annual Valentine's Day episode! Ko and Gene hear stories of a woman who survives a disastrous Tinder date with a superstar athlete, a young man whose shoe fails him at inopportune time, and woman who finds exactly the man of her dreams, thanks to a fortune teller. (Sorta.) Some salty language. Thanks to Morgan Jerkins, Decker Ngongang and Bee Quammie for telling us about their dating stories. Shouts to the people who agreed to read their tweets about their bad dates: Danielle Lavore Evans, Twila Ann, Christina Hernandez Brown, Jordan Pelavin, Caroline Edgar, Victoria Walker, and Lenore. [Our theme music is 'Nic's Groove' by The Foreign Exchange, and used with permission. This week's outro music is "Something to Behold,' by F.E.]  

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Feb 09 2016

37mins

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#39: Angela Flournoy's Big-Ass Year.

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When Angela's sprawling, keenly observed debut novel, "The Turner House," dropped last spring, it won rave reviews in big, important outlets like The New York Times. The novel picks up in 2008, with the housing market in full swoon. The many siblings of the huge Turner family in Detroit are fighting over what to do with the home in which they grew up: their matriarch is elderly and fading; the house is practically worthless. The novel hopscotches across the decades, telling the story of the Turners and the big, messy city they call home. Six months after it dropped, "The Turner House" is on the fiction shortlist for the National Book Award, the winner of which will be announced this Wednesday. Angela has been part of the PostBourgie family since nearly the beginning, and we were amped that she sat down to talk with G.D. about writing dialogue, channeling the very different POVs of her characters, and her otherwise big-ass year.  

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Nov 14 2015

33mins

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Loosie #1: Trina, Spike Lee, and the Power of the Pussy.

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Spike Lee's forthcoming flick, "Chi-Raq." is a satire about a woman who rallies the other women in her neighborhood to stop having sex with their male lovers in order to use it as leverage and get them to Stop The Violence™ . Oddly enough, that happens to the very same plot of a low-budget 2003 movie called "A Miami Tail" starring Trina. (Actual tagline: "Until they lay down their guns, this gang ain't banging!") In this mini-episode, G.D. sat down to watch and discuss "Tail" with Akoto Ofori-Atta of The Trace and Soraya Nadia McDonald of the Washington Post so you wouldn't have to.

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Nov 12 2015

13mins

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#38: Race Is Always The Issue. (November 1, 2015)

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Oct 29 2015

27mins

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#37: "This is the Last Thing I'm Going to Say About Jason Whitlock." (October 18 2015)

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We were originally planning to have Deadspin’s Greg Howard on the podcast to talk about race and sports journalism — with our peg being the series of articles he wrote about the woes of The Undefeated, the troubled, much-delayed race, culture and sports site from ESPN helmed by Jason Whitlock. Whitlock had been one of the most famous and controversial sportswriters in America, having built his polarizing career on his essays connecting sports to the evils of black pathology. He could be petty and ugly, like when he wrote that Serena Williams would never be an all-time great because she was fat and lazy ("[S]eriously, how else can Serena fill out her size 16 shorts without grazing at her stall between matches?" he wrote). And he could be simplistic and scolding, as in diatribes about the evils inherent to female basketball players dunking or black people's use of the word "nigger.") Howard’s articles argue that the enmity Whitlock earned from black journos and writers for this schtick made it nearly...  

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Oct 19 2015

53mins

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#36: What It Means To Lose A School. (September 20 2015)

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G.D. and Terryn talk to Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, who went back to his former high school in Queens, which was recently closed down. Jelani was trying to figure out how the diverse, highly regarded school quickly deteriorated quickly after he graduated in the 1980s and soon became, to many, an example of why big, neighborhood schools can't work. (Hint: HOUSING SEGREGATION.) And Eve Ewing of Seven Scribes talks to G.D. about the fight to save Walter Dyett High School, the last public school open to everyone in Bronzeville, a historic black neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Protesters there had been staging a month-long hunger strike to keep Dyett's doors open, and Eve says that the fight over the school has huge implications for the neighborhood, where so many local public schools have been shut down by the city over the last decade.  

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Sep 20 2015

46mins

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Digging In The Crates: #20: Losing Football And A Language. (May 28 2012)

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It's the beginning of football season, so we decided to re-up a favorite old episode of ours where we spoke to Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic about his decision to stop watching the NFL after the evidence of the effects of football-related brain injuries became too hard to ignore.  

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Sep 12 2015

1hr 3mins

Play

#35: 'Straight Outta Compton' And the Unkillable Biopic Genre. (August 23 2015)

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Read more
The N.W.A. movie "Straight Outta Compton" is the latest entrant into the anemic hip-hop biopic genre. It's crushing at the box office even as controversies around who was cast in it and which details were left out of it. (Namely: all of the women, ever.) Jalen Coats (@jvcoats), a writer and DJ from LA, joins GD to figure out what it all means, and argue over which great female MCs should get a biopic of their own, and also why biopics should never exist.  

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Aug 24 2015

23mins

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#34: 'How The $%*!& Is That Good Enough?' (August 15 2015)

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On a recent two-part story on This American Life, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine went to Normandy High School — the struggling St. Louis County school from which Michael Brown graduated just weeks before he was killed last year in Ferguson. Normandy is the lowest-ranked high school in Missouri and nearly entirely black, and when a series of events opened the door for hundreds of Normandy kids to be bussed to Francis Howell High School, a high-performing, mostly-white high school a few towns over, the Normandy kids were greeted with massive opposition from white parents. Nikole and G.D. talked about her reporting on the seemingly insurmountable problem of school segregation in America's schools, and why it makes sense to be pessimistic about America achieving racial equality.  

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Aug 15 2015

33mins

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#33: Detroit vs. Everybody. (July 26 2015)

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Terryn is packing up and moving to the D for a new gig! To help get her ready, we convened some folks who have Big Thoughts about the state of the Motor City. Angela Flournoy, the author of the critically acclaimed new novel, "The Turner House," set her book there, the city where her father grew up. And Siwatu Moore, a writer in Brooklyn, is a Detroit native. Will Detroit have to morph into something unrecognizable in order to survive? And does Detroit have more cat daddies per capita than any city in the world?  

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Jul 26 2015

37mins

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#32: #GrowingUpSouthern. (July 15 2015)

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Gene and Terryn discuss Gene's recent reporting for NPR on those Southerners, black and white, for whom the Confederate flag is a genuine signifier of identity. Terryn breaks down what well-meaning Northerners don't get about the South; she also references Walker, Texas Ranger at least once.  

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Jul 15 2015

34mins

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#31: Attica Locke, from this little show 'Empire.' (May 11 2015)

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The novelist and screenwriter Attica Locke joins Gene and Terryn to explain why she left Hollywood to write novels — her third, "Pleasantville," is out now — and how she got bit by the showbiz bug again to become a writer and producer for Fox's mega-hit "Empire." Drip drippety drop.  

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May 11 2015

38mins

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#30: Dyson Vs. West. (May 8 2015)

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Jamil Smith, senior editor at the New Republic, joins Gene, Terryn and Jamelle to discuss That Michael Eric Dyson Article About Cornel West. As the article's editor (!), he dishes some inside dirt on the politics behind the politics, on wrangling Dyson down to 10,000 words, and on taking over at a publication best known for its defenses of racism.

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May 09 2015

45mins

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#29: Ben Carson At The Barbershop. (March 20 2015)

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Joel Anderson (BuzzFeed) and Jenée Desmond-Harris (Vox) join Gene and Terryn to discuss their recent reporting on Dr. Ben Carson, professional inspirational figure-turned-Republican presidential hopeful. Related reads: "How Ben Carson went from black hero to Tea Party darling without changing one bit," by Jenée Desmond-Harris (http://www.vox.com/2015/2/20/8069151/ben-carson-dr) "Could Running For President Destroy Ben Carson’s Legacy?," by Joel Anderson http://www.buzzfeed.com/joelanderson/ben-carson-politics-legacy

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Mar 21 2015

44mins

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#28: Little Known Black History Facts. (February 28 2015)

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On the last day of Black History Month™, we talk to Tracy Clayton (aka Brokey McPoverty), a staff writer at BuzzFeed and the creator of all those viral, satirical Little Known Black History Facts. She joins Jamelle, Terryn and G.D. to talk about #LKBHF the reaction to it, and the touchiness around Black History Month writ large.  

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Feb 28 2015

39mins

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#27: Bad Romance. (February 14 2015)

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It’s everyone’s least-favorite Hallmark holiday, so Terryn and Gene called up some folks who tweeted us their worst date stories. (Big thanks to Genie, Tamara, Ko and Tracy for baring their souls.)  

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Feb 14 2015

43mins

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#26: Selma. (January 24 2015)

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NPR's Bilal Qureshi and the writer Joshunda Sanders join G.D. to chop it up about "Selma," the much-discussed historical drama by the director Ava Duvernay. (Alas, we recorded this a week before the Academy Award nominations were announced, so we don't get into the film's perceived Oscar snubbing here.) Also, Bilal stumps hard for "Beyond The Lights," a movie that like "Selma," boasted a black woman at the helm. "Lights" tanked at the box office despite strong reviews, and Bilal said that it's in part because no one knew how to market it.  

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Jan 24 2015

37mins

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#25: The Two Michael Sams. (December 11 2014)

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Michael Sam made history this year when he became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — or any of America's major pro sports, for that matter. In the sports media, his estrangement from his family was characterized as simple homophobia. But when Joel went down to Texas to track down the Sam family for BuzzFeed, he found out that the picture was much more complicated.  

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Dec 05 2014

45mins

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#24: #Ferguson. (September 17 2014)

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Joel, Jamelle and Gene were all in Ferguson covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting for their respective jobs. In this episode, they compare notes on what they saw and heard and what, if anything, happens next.

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Sep 17 2014

20mins

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iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Wish they'd make more

By jawalla - Jun 05 2016
Read more
Love their insights but wish they would updates more often

Great podcast!

By DaisyPDX - Apr 06 2016
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Insightful, smart, and often quite funny.