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Black Girl Podcast

The Black Girl Podcast is a new audio series created by Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam on twitter/IG), Gia Peppers (@giapeppers), Sapphira (@sapphiraem), Bex (@BexxFrancois), and Alysha P (@AlyshaP819/@AlyshaP). After the five media phenoms met and became friends at hip hop's most iconic station, Hot 97, they decided to make their hilarious conversations about life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams to the public. Listen every week as their differing opinions and life experiences lead them to understand themselves, and the world around them, a little bit better. Hopefully, you'll laugh, argue, and learn something about yourselves, too. Follow us on Twitter and IG @blackgirlpod.Photo Credit:@elliott_ashby @freshoutthe80s

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The Black Girl Podcast is a new audio series created by Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam on twitter/IG), Gia Peppers (@giapeppers), Sapphira (@sapphiraem), Bex (@BexxFrancois), and Alysha P (@AlyshaP819/@AlyshaP). After the five media phenoms met and became friends at hip hop's most iconic station, Hot 97, they decided to make their hilarious conversations about life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams to the public. Listen every week as their differing opinions and life experiences lead them to understand themselves, and the world around them, a little bit better. Hopefully, you'll laugh, argue, and learn something about yourselves, too. Follow us on Twitter and IG @blackgirlpod.Photo Credit:@elliott_ashby @freshoutthe80s

Rank #1: [Episode 61] "New Growth."

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Episode 61 of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by Helix Sleep!

Gia, Alysha, Bexx, Scottie and Sapph are back (finally!) with an abundance of updates on what they’ve been up to since Essence Fest. Alysha shares the clarity she’s gained with all the self-work she’s done through therapy and how she is finding her safe spaces, creating boundaries and working through trauma. Gia recaps a successful first season of BlackCoffee, celebrating another year (29!) and discerning between industry and true friendships. Scottie shares the vulnerability of reconnecting with her father during his radiation treatment, the importance of making decisions for self and still finding happy. Bexx opens up about her growth and shares a personal story that helped her reach deeper understanding. Sapph reveals what it’s felt like seeing and living through her parents’ divorce, celebrating a successful summer run of SassBoxx PopUp Shops and her new job with Flip The Senate! | For more info on Helix Sleep, visit them at www.helixsleep.com to take the quiz and be sure to follow them on Instagram & Twitter @HelixSleep!

Sep 23 2019

2hr 21mins

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Rank #2: [Episode 47] #SurvivingRKelly

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The ladies of BGP discuss the in-depth, Dream Hampton docu-series that revealed the disturbing truth of R&B’s pied predator.

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #3: [Episode 63] "Life."

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Episode 63 of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by Helix Sleep!

While Bexx is on the road working to change the world, the rest of the girls get back in the studio! Alysha, Sapphira, Gia and Scottie give their life updates on what's been going on since ComplexCon. Gia talks about her first taste of being "dragged" on Black Twitter and tells a funny story on how she meet Bad Gal Ri Ri. Sapphira speaks on what the first few weeks of being 30 has been like as well as her experience attending Kanye's Sunday Service. Alysha shares how her 1 year journey with therapy has her feeling "GREAT" and how honored she felt being one of the shooters during Colin Kaepernick's workout in ATL.

For more info on Helix Sleep, visit them at www.helixsleep.com/bgp to take the quiz and be sure to follow them on Instagram & Twitter @HelixSleep!

Nov 29 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: [Episode 37] "Complicated."

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Can love be fun? Should love be fun? BGP discusses the elements of a romantic relationship after Scottie Beam admits to believing the two cannot co-exist. Also, the ladies reveal the craziest sh*t they’ve ever done for a crush or partner.

Aug 28 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #5: [Episode 32] "SAVAGE."

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How well do you know yourself? BGP has a no holds barred, bold-ass conversation about self-loving, vibrators, fetishes, size, partners and more. PLUS - the ladies take a deep dive into #SummerSavagery 101. Professor Scottie leads the lecture.

Jun 04 2018

1hr 55mins

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Rank #6: [Episode 45] "Friends."

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How many of us have them? Gia, Alysha, Scottie, Sapph and Bexx deep dive into the concept of friendship - our understanding of it, nostalgic relationships, dissolved bonds and opposite sex friendships. The ladies also rate their own performances as friends - to other people and to each other.

Dec 22 2018

2hr 55mins

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Rank #7: [Episode 5] "Fvck on You."

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Serena Williams's recent engagement sparks a conversation around love, sex and the place each should have in the context of relationships (2:24). BGP then takes an unfiltered look at race in our society, that then grows into a heated dialogue on activism (33:24).

Jan 05 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #8: [Episode 31] "FIGHT."

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BGP faces their biggest adversaries: ourselves. The ladies share how they REALLY feel about one another, fighting for and LIVING your BEST life, the importance of dialoguing with loved ones, and allowing yourself moments to pause and reflect.

May 21 2018

2hr 1min

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Rank #9: [Episode 51] "Welp."

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Gia, Alysha, Scottie and Sapphira discuss personal and exciting updates, their thoughts on the recent Gayle King and R. Kelly interviews and the ​J​ordyn Woods’ feature on Red Table Talk. Coming straight off a flight, Scottie sets everything straight addressing the recent white privileged chatter from YesJulz.

Mar 20 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #10: [Episode 7] "NC-17."

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Let's talk about sex. BGP reveals the places, the partners and their past experiences; sexting 101, health conscious relationships, dating someone with a child and answering questions from our loyal listeners!

Feb 04 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #11: [Episode 3] "Yeezus."

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After bringing some much needed holiday cheer, BGP examines the situation surrounding Kanye West (3:17). Shi*t gets real when the crew discuss HBO's Insecure finale (29:05), and examine the impact of social media on a relationship (56:10).

Dec 19 2016

1hr 26mins

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Rank #12: [Episode 48] "Proud."

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Sapph, Gia, Alysha & Bexx talk life updates, adjusting to new beginnings, and Alysha shares her response to the overwhelming feedback from EP.47. The conversation flows into updates from therapy, vulnerability with a “healthy” confidant and the relationship between pride, humility and modesty.

Jan 26 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #13: [Episode 29] Chikesia Clemons.

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The ladies of BGP are back from a month long hiatus. They waste no time diving into hot topics! Bex surprises the group by telling them she started therapy. Scottie Beam breaks down her disappointment and heartbreak with Yeezy. The group discusses the Nicki vs Cardi saga, and Gia makes the group aware of Chikesia Clemons.

Apr 27 2018

1hr 52mins

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Rank #14: [Episode 16] Love?

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Is it love before respect or respect before love? BGP discusses the 'PEMDAS' of loving your significant other, and dive into Jay Z's 4:44. The ladies also take a surprising position on the Blac Chyna v. Rob Kardashian scandal and get real about body imaging/sculpting & more!

Jul 12 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #15: [Episode 6] "Prideful."

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How much credit do you give yourself? BGP talks pride (in self & work), their individual experiences either quitting or losing a job, being dissatisfied with their place of employment, and balancing between valuing yourself and remaining humble.

Jan 19 2017

1hr 40mins

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Rank #16: [Episode 18] "Shift."

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How open are you in an open relationship? Can you flip a fuck-buddy into a boyfriend? BGP dissects #InsecureHBO's recent "Hella LA" episode. News of the Charlottesville riots turns the convo into a passionate dialogue about race. @Scottiebeam talks the affects of her #KnockdownCenter experience and seeks counsel with the ladies.

Aug 16 2017

1hr 53mins

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Rank #17: [Episode 27] "Worth."

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BGP continues the conversation of worth by discussing the Mo’Nique-Netflix saga, examines the historic success of Black Panther and one rapper’s sizable contribution to social media. Plus, the girls discuss the importance of timing when returning to the relationship world.

Mar 01 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #18: [Episode 19] "Risks."

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[When] is it ok to discuss your finances with your partner? #InsecureHBO has got #BGP screaming #TeamDaniel & debating oral sex etiquette. A convo over Oprah's new series 'Black Love' finds the ladies deep diving into the definitions, the balance, the lessons and the risks of love.

Aug 31 2017

2hr 21mins

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Rank #19: [Episode 39] "Ari."

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What in the world is happening in pop culture?! From Serena Williams’ reaction to an unfair umpire, to Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s conflict in couture, BlackGirlPod shares how they REALLY feel about all the madness. Plus! singer/songwriter AND the first woman of Dreamville Records, Ari Lennox, joins the group to talk new music, opens up about mental health, and her search for some good D!

Sep 13 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #20: [Episode 55] "Homecoming."

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The ladies of BGP get together and crack the mic after a few hectic weeks away from each other. Scottie shares memorable moments from her Paris trip. Alysha talks about her struggles with therapy. Sapphira opens up about her physical health. Bexx celebrates a birthday HER way. Gia has an honest convo about her natural hair and also dives into the importance of her hometown's growing movement, #DontMuteDC which allows Bexx to introduce a challenging debate over blackness vs. individuality. And OF COURSE, the ladies give Beyoncé’s NETFLIX film its proper acknowledgment with a conversation dissecting and discussing the layers of cultural influence, blackness and the work ethic it took to pull off a history-making performance!

May 20 2019

2hr 29mins

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[Episode 84] "Coping."

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This episode of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by My Black is Beautiful.

Sapphira shares with the ladies, takeaways from her recent sessions in therapy. We share our common experiences from first starting therapy and how soon into the process we started to feel shifts in our journey. Gia shares an incredible career breakthrough, and how it feels to accomplish another benchmark. Bexx shares what’s transpired in her life over the past two month, while Scottie shares a reminder and words of encouragement for women going through the same experience.

Feb 12 2021

1hr 1min

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[Episode 83] "BEVY."

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In their first podcast of 2021, Sapphira, Scottie, Alysha, Bexx and Gia welcome fashion and entertainment icon Bevy Smith, to talk about her brand new book. Listen as Bevy drops gems about her journey to becoming the TV star she is, betting on yourself, and why everyone should re-introduce themselves to the little girl that still lives inside of them. Plus, the ladies finally share the news of their new show with Verizon Media’s “In the Know.”

Get your copy of “Bevelations,” wherever books are sold! And check out the BGP x ITK Show: "Enter The Chat",by heading to the @blackgirlpod Instagram!

Jan 29 2021

1hr 4mins

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[Episode 82] "December."

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As the rush of holiday season begins to settle in, Gia, Sapph and Alysha reminisce on their favorite holiday songs, movies... and men?! You’ll have to listen to get it. Plus, the girls have an open conversation about the pros and cons of “work from home life,” and the things they are working to improve as the craziest year ever comes to an end.

@WATCHUMC:
UMC is the first Black streaming service offering fresh original series, feature films, stage plays & more. Be sure to visit www.UMC.tv & use our unique code POD30 to get 30 days free!

@BILLIE: To express a little love for our show, go to mybillie.com/bgp for more information their amazing razors & other goodies!

Dec 18 2020

49mins

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[Episode 81] "Guided."

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The ladies of BGP discuss details of their Thanksgiving holiday break. A conversation about family & children evolves into a deep dive through religion and spirituality. Is the religion of your youth, the same in your adulthood? If you believe in a higher power, what does that feel or look like to you? How do you connect to your God?

Be sure to check out Sapphira's Apple Music Playlist! https://apple.co/36JV9wG

@WATCHUMC:
UMC is the first Black streaming service offering fresh original series, feature films, stage plays & more. Be sure to visit www.UMC.tv & use our unique code POD30 to get 30 days free!

@GREYGOOSE:
Celebrate the holiday positively and #LiveVictoriously.
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@HELIXSLEEP:
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Dec 04 2020

1hr 7mins

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[Episode 80] "360."

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We’ve been through a lot this year, and though it ain’t over, the ladies of BGP have started to see their dots connect. Bexx shares her campaign experience as MVP-elect Kamala Harris’ principal videographer. Gia discovers a 30-year old video that destined her to be exactly where she is today. Scottie considers “starting over” and shares a major, full circle announcement. Sapph enjoys #VERZUZ with some unexpected company. Alysha opens up about her gratitude for healing after fighting off a very serious diagnosis.

@WATCHUMC:
UMC is the first Black streaming service offering fresh original series, feature films, stage plays & more. Be sure to visit www.UMC.tv & use our unique code POD30 to get 30 days free!

@HELIXSLEEP:
Visit helixsleep.com/bgp to get up to $200 off your next mattress!

@QUIP:
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@GREYGOOSE:
Celebrate the holiday positively and #LiveVictoriously.
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Nov 20 2020

2hr 8mins

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[Episode 79] "Victorious."

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In this new episode of Black Girl Podcast, Scottie, Alysha, Gia and Sapphira open up about how they’ve been doing in the billionth week of quarantine. Listen as Scottie recaps her love-filled 30th birthday, Alysha shares how she showed out at her first solo on-camera hosting gig, Sapph leads a beautiful convo on the importance of dance before her 31st birthday weekend, and Gia shares how isolation has helped her get reintroduced to her truest self. Plus, Bexx - who originally had to work - surprises her co-hosts to reveal the details her historic gig!

This episode of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by:

@WATCHUMC:
UMC is the first Black streaming service offering fresh original series, feature films, stage plays & more. Be sure to visit www.UMC.tv & use our unique code POD30 to get 30 days free!

@QUIP:
Care for your mouth. Created by dentists and designers to guide habits that matter, starting with a better electric toothbrush and refillable floss.

@GREYGOOSE:
Celebrate the holiday positively and #LiveVictoriously.
21+ | Sip Responsibly.

Nov 07 2020

1hr 22mins

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[Episode 78] "#BadHair"

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In this special episode of Black Girl Podcast, actress Ashley Blaine Featherson joins Alysha and Gia to discuss her new role in Hulu's "Bad Hair." The new satirical horror film-- from "Dear White People" director Justin Simien-- examines how Black women have often been forced to internalize white beauty ideologies to thrive in various situations. The conversation leads to a dialogue about personal hair and self-love journey's, and Ashley reveals her prayer for Black women. Check her out, alongside Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Lena Waithe and more, in "Bad Hair," streaming on Hulu now.

Oct 23 2020

48mins

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[Episode 77] "Balance."

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The grand jury’s decision on the murder of Breonna Taylor has torn our hearts open. We take the time to acknowledge (once again) the lack of protection over black women, realize that our emotional tanks have been running on e, and discuss the true atonement of America. As an attempt to bring joy back into our space, we opt to play a game: “We’re Not Really Strangers.” We laugh our way into getting to know each other just a little deeper.

This episode is sponsored by:

@WATCHUMC:
UMC is the first Black streaming service offering fresh original series, feature films, stage plays & more. Be sure to visit www.UMC.tv & use our unique code POD30 to get 30 days free!

@HELIXSLEEP: Visit helixsleep.com/bgp to get up to $200 off your next mattress!

@BILLIE: To express a little love for our show, go to mybillie.com/bgp for more information their amazing razors & other goodies!

Sep 25 2020

2hr 45mins

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[Episode 76] "Dawn Porter."

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins the ladies of BlackGirlPod, to discuss her latest film "The Way I See It." Dawn brings us into the world of Pete Souza, former Chief Official White House photographer, and his experience documenting the historical presidency of Barack Obama and the First Family. Dawn shares what it takes to share space while storytelling, where and when she first saw herself in film, leadership, choosing film over law, piecing together her blackness and how she's been taking care of herself during quarantine. "The Way I See It" is in theaters September 18th.

Sep 16 2020

48mins

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[Episode 75] "Girl."

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On this episode of Black Girl Podcast, the girls take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as they banter about the last #Verzuz Battle featuring Brandy vs Monica, childhood games and all the fine men of the '90s. With Gia turning the big 3-0, the rest of the group preps her on what to expect (and not) about leaping into her new decade of life!

This episode of BGP is sponsored by @Billie! To express a little love for our show, go to www.mybillie.com/bgp for more information and goodies!

Sep 11 2020

1hr 45mins

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[Episode 74] "Black Is King."

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In this special episode, the ladies of Black Girl Podcast welcome two of the creative forces behind Beyoncé’s ground-breaking film “Black is King,” to the show.

Longtime Parkwood collaborator and #BIK Editor Andrew Morrow shares his experience on creating the look and feel of this film. And, writer and author Clover Hope explains how she and the brilliant team of writers led by Yrsa Daley-Ward crafted the powerful interludes that made the film unforgettable.

If you’re a creative; this episode is for you. Continue to stream Black is King, available on Disney+ now. Also, happy birthday Beyoncé!

Sep 03 2020

55mins

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[Episode 73] "#WAPisKing"

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Bexx, Scottie, Gia, Sapphira, and Alysha come together to discuss how they are living in the unprecedented times of Covid 19. As they give updates on their lives, they break down their perspectives on how the “controversial” reactions to WAP, Megan’s agency to tell her truth, the historic election of Vp Kamala Harris, and more... which leads them to ask, what does safety for Black women look like? Because this... This ain’t it.

This episode is sponsored by @HelixSleep. Visit helixsleep.com/bgp to get up to $200 off your next mattress!

Aug 31 2020

2hr 30mins

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[Episode 72] "Gina Prince-Bythewood."

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Esteemed film director and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood joins the ladies of BGP! Her latest film, ‘The Old Guard,’ crowns Gina as the first African-American woman to direct a comic book film. We discuss diverse representation in Hollywood, black filmmaker mentorship, her greatest influence in writing black love stories, investing in intentions, strengthening her identity with grace and the similarities of directing love and fight scenes. Gina also shares a very personal life-lesson she learned from her idol Prince. ‘The Old Guard’ is streaming NOW on Netflix. Enjoy!

Aug 04 2020

44mins

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[Episode 71] "WOMAN."

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Gia, Bexx, Sapph, Scottie and Lysh discuss a myriad of topics focused on the attention, protection and respect of Black women. NoName & J Cole’s conflicting schools of thought, cancel culture, the recordings and history of violence against black women. The ladies also discuss Insecure’s season 4 finale, the rights of a woman’s choice and both Molly & Issa’s growth. The collective shares a special moment of reflection over our individual relationships with our fathers, and sends thoughts and prayers for the profound sprint gone too soon, JasFly.

Jun 22 2020

2hr 47mins

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[Episode 70] "Clarke Peters."

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The ladies of BGP are joined by actor, singer, writer, director and star of ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Clarke Peters. The stage and Hollywood veteran speaks on black brotherhood, black joy, black mental health, black freedom and the necessity of sharing more diverse black stories on stage and on film. You can watch Peters in the new Spike Lee Joint, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ on Netflix June 12, 2020.

Jun 12 2020

49mins

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[Episode 69] "Perspective."

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The ladies of BGP check in for another quarantine convo. Alysha, Gia, Scottie, Bexx and Sapphira Em discuss Michael Jordan’s “asshole” tendencies from 'The Last Dance’ documentary, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s soulful serenade during their #Verzuz battle and Insecure’s latest episode - “Lowkey Movin’ On”. The ladies examine and debate both Issa and Molly’s perspectives.

May 17 2020

1hr 39mins

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[Episode 68] "Grace."

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Alysha, Bexx, Scottie, Sapphira and Gia talk about adjusting to their new routines and realities while quarantined and facing the unknown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Breaking news of sexual misconduct throughout the NYC community incites conversation over abuse of power, exploitation, the salacious nature of social media, protecting black women, their courage and the autonomy over the platforms they use to share their stories.

If you or anyone you know is in an unsafe situation or has been sexually assaulted, call 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visit Rainn.Org for help.

May 01 2020

1hr 26mins

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[Episode 67] "Executive."

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Shayla Cowan joins Black Girl Pod for some real boss talk. The Michigan-native turned Will Packer’s Executive Assistant chats with us about her career rise to Will Packer Production and Will Packer Media’s Chief of Staff, her humble beginnings as a Hennessy Girl, learning on the job, toughening up in a male-dominated industry, protecting her femininity, expectations of greatness, finding her voice and finding her grace.

Mar 18 2020

1hr 22mins

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[Episode 66] "Legacy."

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The ladies discuss the statement your life leaves behind. We mourn the death of Kobe Bryant, what his existence meant and will always mean, the balance between thorough yet respectful journalism, and the intense response to Gayle King’s interview with Lisa Leslie. We also take the time to acknowledge another life gone too soon - PopSmoke. We discuss public and private life, the totality of a human being and how we interact on social media versus real life.

Mar 03 2020

1hr 38mins

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[Episode 65] "Freedom."

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Back at the mic, Bexx, Sapph and Lysh give updates on what they've been up to since the last recording. Sapphira talks about the excitement of redesigning her studio, Alysha shares stories about her trip to Ghana and explains the awakening that took place when returning "home", Bexx goes into detail about her fearless journey through her work with the Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign.

Jan 31 2020

1hr 50mins

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I just started listening to you ladies and I’m already hooked thank you ladies 💕