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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.

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48 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
7
1
0
0

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.

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PostBourgie

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

Oct 19 2015

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Rank #2: #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

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

Feb 14 2015

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Rank #4: #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

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

Sep 20 2015

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

Jul 15 2015

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Rank #7: #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

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Rank #8: #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

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Rank #9: #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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 24 2015

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Rank #10: #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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 24 2015

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