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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

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Thank you!

By Momof Mean - Apr 26 2017
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The American Gods extra episode is spectacular. Thank you for all you do BGN!

Fantastic

By PerditaP - Jan 09 2017
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Jamie and the crew do an awesome job holding it down for the BGN community. Thanks guys!

iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
19
7
4
5

Thank you!

By Momof Mean - Apr 26 2017
Read more
The American Gods extra episode is spectacular. Thank you for all you do BGN!

Fantastic

By PerditaP - Jan 09 2017
Read more
Jamie and the crew do an awesome job holding it down for the BGN community. Thanks guys!
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Black Girl Nerds

Latest release on Jan 20, 2020

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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

Rank #1: PODCAST: The Cancel Culture Episode

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In this hot topic episode, Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne break down cancel culture and how it impacts celebrities as well as how it's personally impacted them.

Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Support our podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Nov 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: #BGNPodcast Extra - 2 Dope Queens

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Cynthia Francillon of BGN attended a press conference for the new WNYC produced podcast 2 Dope Queens. This show hosted by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson breaks into the white male entrenched world of stand-up comedy and highlights women and people of color in stand up. The two women answer questions from the press on how this podcast started and why it's important.

Apr 06 2016

32mins

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Rank #3: BGN #46 | Afrofuturism and Black Veganism

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We explored Afrofuturism with filmmaker Martine Syms and discussed her latest project ARTBOUND which profiles emerging artists whose work explores the intersection of race, class, identity, and aesthetics.
Vegan activist Aph Ko joined us to discuss her project Black Vegans Rock as well as systemic racism, oppression and stereotypes about the vegan community.
Music featured: Sammus and Ash

Nov 25 2015

50mins

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Rank #4: BGN #18 | Jem and the Holograms!

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We had a TRULY OUTRAGEOUS time with Jem and the Holograms creator Christy Marx and both the speaking and singing voices of Jem, Samantha Newark and Britta Phillips! We discussed #JemTheMovie, the new comic book, and got exclusive info about new projects coming up! C’mon Jem fans! Let’s go!
Special Guest Co-Hosts Candice Frederick and Kimberly Renee
Hosted by Jamie Broadnax

May 30 2015

1hr

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Rank #5: BGN #17 | Daniel José Older

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Author Daniel José Older stopped by to chat with us about his latest novel Half-Resurrection Blues. He discussed the story about a man named Carlos who is an in-betweener that is dealing with the duality of life and death. We also chatted about diversity in fantasy fiction and its relevance in contemporary literature.
If you are an author, publisher, or fan of fantasy fiction this is one podcast you do not want to miss!
Co-hosted by Connie
Hosted by Jamie Broadnax

May 30 2015

58mins

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Rank #6: BGN #116 I Bilquis Da Goddess and The State of Comedy

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Segment 1: Actress Yetide Badaki joins us to discuss her provocative role of Bilquis on the hit Starz series American Gods based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name.
Hosted by: Jamie, Kyndal and Jacqueline
Segment 2: Comedian John Minus chats with us on where comedy stands among socially conscious fans and where are lines drawn when it comes to offending groups in comedy?
Hosted by: Jamie and Valerie
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: SkyBlew and Sammus

May 27 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #7: BGN #54 | Black Snobbery, Folktales, and Tuskegee Heirs

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Segment 1: Danielle Belton, the creator of The Black Snob discusses her popular blog, her work in TV, her comic and her role as Associate Editor at The Root.
Segment 2: Jamie narrates a story from the 1985 book The People Could Fly based on Black narratives of the 19th century. She reads "The Peculiar Such Thing" by Virginia Hamilton.
Segment 3: Joelle Monique interviews comic artist Marcus Williams about his latest project Tuskegee Heirs as well as his work as an indie creator in the publishing space.
Music by: Sammus, Shubzilla, and Muddy Waters

Jan 07 2016

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: #BGNPodcast Extra - Rogue One Discussion

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Jamie, Joelle and Kayla chat about their takeaways regarding the latest release from the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We give you the good, the bad and the ugly!
Warning: Spoilers
Music by John Williams and Trailer Music Weekly

Dec 18 2016

50mins

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Rank #9: BGN #73 | Darryl M. Bell, The Lemonade Syllabus, and Power Rangers

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Segment 1: Darryl M Bell best known as Ron Johnson from the hit series "A Different World" chats about Hollywood, the landscape of television, and working in the YouTube space.
Co-hosted by Caron, Kayla, and Kay B
Segment 2: Candice Benbow is the creator of The Lemonade Syllabus and blends theology with womanist critical studies into a refreshing course for all Black women to help quench their thirst for knowledge.
Hosted by Caron
Segment 3: Nakia Burrise is the Yellow Power Ranger known from "Power Rangers Zeo", "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie", and "Power Rangers Turbo" the TV series. She discusses her latest project "Class Dismissed".
Hosted by Alexsis
Segment 1 and 3 edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.net
Segment 2 edited by: John Bauer
Music by: Sammus, Shubzilla, and SkyBlew

May 15 2016

1hr 52mins

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Rank #10: The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 10

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 10 of Power titled “No One Can Stop Me”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Nov 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: BGN #157 I Sundance Warmup With Crystal Kayiza

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Crystal Kayiza was raised in Oklahoma and is now a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Her work focuses on pursuing more nuanced storytelling about the African diaspora. She is the recipient of a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship and a 2017 Jacob Burns Film Center Woman Filmmaker Fellowship. She received a Heartland Emmy Award in 2012 for her film All That Remains, which profiles Boley, Oklahoma, one of the nation's last all-Black towns.

Hosted and Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Music by: Sammus

More info on the Ignite Program: https://www.sundance.org/initiatives/ignite

In partnership with Adobe, the yearlong Sundance Ignite Fellowship is open to 18-to-24-year-old emerging documentary and narrative filmmakers.

It kicks off with a free trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where fellows are paired with a Sundance alum mentor and attend special Ignite events.

For the rest of the year, fellows work with their mentors, attend select Sundance Institute programs, enjoy eligibility for internships, and receive additional creative and professional development opportunities as they develop their craft.

They also receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (including Premiere Pro, their editing software and After Effects, their visual effects tool) – so, the filmmakers of tomorrow are using the tools of tomorrow (Adobe)!

Jan 16 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: BGN #99 | Rosewood, Compersion, and A Rising Star

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Segment 1: Caron interviews actor Morris Chestnut. The hotness that is has starred in such films as Boyz In The Hood, The Best Man and is currently starring in the TV series Rosewood.
Segment 2: Tora sits down with filmmaker Jackie Stone. The film Compersion is a story about polyamorous relationships and has been well-received among critics.
Segment 3: Jessica chats with actress and rising star Saniyya Sidney. The starlet has appeared in TV shows American Horror Story: Roanoke and Roots as well as films like Fences and Hidden Figures.
Segment 1 edited by John Bauer
Segment 2 & 3 edited by Jamie Broadnax
Music by Sammus and SkyBlew
Executive Produced by Jamie Broadnax

Jan 15 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: #BGNPodcast Extra - Birth Of A Nation Review

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The film that has sparked the most controversy this year from the plot of a bloody slave rebellion massacre the the film's star and director's past coming back to add more fuel to the film's publicity; Birth Of A Nation is the film that everyone is talking about whether you love it or hate it.
Jacqueline, Joelle and Lauren unpack their thoughts about the film and the controversy surrounding the film's creators.
Music By: SkyBlew
Edited By: Jamie Broadnax

Sep 22 2016

40mins

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Rank #14: The #ThronesYall Recap Show - Episode 5

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We breakdown Season 8 Episode 5 of the series finale of Game of Thrones. Also known under the Twitter hashtag moniker #ThronesYall.

Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne recap the episode and share their thoughts about season 8 episode 5 “The Last War”.

Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Music by: Ramin Djawadi

May 14 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: BGN #110 The Cookup, Sex 101, and ClexaCon 2017

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Segment 1: Jamie interviews New York Times best-selling author D. Watkins about his book The Cookup and what inspired him to leave the lifestyle of a drug kingpin to becoming one of the most popular authors in the publishing industry.
Hosted by: Jamie
Segment 2: Caron does a 1:1 with sex educator Dr. Andrea Pennington. Author of several books including the The Orgasm Prescription for Women.
Hosted by: Caron
Segment 3: Kayla and Jamie join a panel of women at the LGBTQ con for women called ClexaCon. On the panel, they discuss using the power of fandom for good and how social media platforms leverage community building. Moderated by Feliza Casano of Girls In Capes.
Featuring: Kayla and Jamie
Segment 3 edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.net
Segments 1 & 2 and overall mixing by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus
Ad music by: Purple Planet

Apr 09 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #16: BGN #72 | Joy Bryant, Underground, and Malik4Play

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Segment 1: Actress Joy Bryant on her first podcast chats about her Bronx roots, working in Hollywood and being a self-declared Black Girl Nerd.
Co-hosted by Kay B, Cynthia, and Joi
Segment 2: Co-executive producer an series writer for the WGN series Underground, Misha Green joins us and discusses how the show has impacted audiences and the framework of its Twitter audience.
Hosted by Jamie
Segment 3: Malik Forte is a gaming editor for Nerdist.com and is curates gaming content in the form of several YouTube videos.
Co-hosted by: Kay B, Kayla, and Gabby
Segment 1 and 3 edited by: John Bauer
Music by: Sammus

May 08 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #17: BGN #34 | Asians In Media

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We invited a panel of guests of Asian descent called “Asians In Media”. We discussed whitewashing of Asian characters, prime time shows that have sparked controversy like “Fresh Off The Boat” and the lack of representation of Asians in all forms of media.
Panelists: Keith Chow, N’jaila Rhee, Kristine Hassell, Jon Tsuei, and Alice Wong
Hosted by Jamie Broadnax

Jun 15 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: #BGNPodcast Extra – Black Women In Corporate America

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Jamie hosts a roundtable discussion about Black women working in corporate America and the challenges we face.
Panel features: Joi, Caron, Kay B, Kristin, and Tora

Jun 15 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: BGN #165 I Racebending and Whitewashing in Media

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This episode explores the differences between racebending and whitewashing and provides classic examples where Hollywood went wrong and what they're doing right. From Scarlett Johannson's career choices to comic book characters becoming more diverse — the BGN podcast team covers the whole gamut on representation and diversity in entertainment.

Featuring guests Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Jul 20 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: BGN #140 I Avengers: Infinity War Set Visit - Part 1

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Part 1 of our set visit interviews for Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' Cast features: Danai Gurira, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

Hosted and edited by:

Jamie Broadnax

Music by: Sammus

Apr 08 2018

55mins

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The 'Umbrella Academy' Recap Show — Episode 1

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Welcome to 'The Umbrella Academy' Recap Show! From our binger's choice you've selected this series for our recap series and we're starting with season 1 episode 1. Beware this is a spoileriffic episode, so feel free to watch the series along with our recaps! 

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Jan 20 2020

50mins

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BGN #172 I Sundance 2020 with Kamal Sinclair

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Kamal Sinclair is the Executive Director, Guild of Future Architects and consultant for the Sundance Institute. Kamal spent years working internally at Sundance on the New Frontier Labs program before transitioning into her current role. Last year she spearheaded the Institute's Future of Culture Initiative. She chats about the new innovative programs put forth this year by the institute and its selection of fellows.

Hosted by: Jamie
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Jan 13 2020

33mins

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BGN #171 I Orlando Jones Interview

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BGN welcomes back to the podcast actor Orlando Jones to discuss his controversial exit from the sci-fi fantasy TV series 'American Gods'. He gives the latest update surrounding his exit and his new opportunity with Gabrielle Union partnering with her on the TV series 'L.A.'s Finest'. 

Hosts: Jamie, Ryanne and Angelica
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Jan 06 2020

1hr 7mins

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BGN #170 I Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview

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BGN lands an exclusive interview with actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. He is currently known as Cal Abraham on HBO's 'The Watchmen' and has appeared in films such as 'Aquaman' and TV shows such as 'Black Mirror'.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Dec 16 2019

34mins

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BGN #169 I Binger's Choice: Pick Our Next Recap Series

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Angelica and Ryanne have nominated 4 Netflix shows for listeners to pick from for the next BGN Recap series. We're giving listeners an opportunity to choose the next show they would like to hear recapped! 

Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Dec 02 2019

34mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 10

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 10 of Power titled “No One Can Stop Me”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Nov 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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PODCAST: The Cancel Culture Episode

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In this hot topic episode, Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne break down cancel culture and how it impacts celebrities as well as how it's personally impacted them.

Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Support our podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Nov 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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BGN Politics: Ep 5 - National Stage Politics with Briahna Joy Gray

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On today’s final episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking to Briahna Gray.Briahna Gray is the national press secretary for Presidential candidate and Senator of Vermont — Bernie Sanders. Prior to joining the campaign, she was an attorney, columnist and senior politics editor at The Intercept. Before serving in this role, Briahna practiced law at a boutique litigation firm in New York City and was a contributing editor to Current Affairs Magazine.

She received a Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2011, and a BA from Harvard College in 2007.

For more of Briahna's podcast "Hear The Bern" listen here: https://berniesanders.com/podcast/

Music by: FilmStro https://filmstro.com/music
Support our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Nov 13 2019

39mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 9

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 9 of Power titled “Scorched Earth”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Nov 11 2019

1hr 28mins

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BGN Politics: Ep 4 - Building a Coalition with Aimee Allison

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On today’s episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking about building a coalition and a community with Aimee Allison.
Aimee Allison is the founder and President of She the People,  a national network of elevating the political power of women of color. By bringing together the most promising women of color candidates, strategists, and movement leaders, Aimee is one of the primary architects for the electoral successes in 2018 that made it the “year of women of color in politics.” 
For more information on Aimee Allison, you can visit her website here: https://www.aimeeallison.com/

Music by: FilmStro https://filmstro.com/music
Support our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Nov 06 2019

27mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 8

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 8 of Power titled “Deal With The Devil”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Nov 04 2019

1hr 25mins

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BGN Politics: Ep 3 - Fighting Student Debt with Anthony ONeal

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On today’s episode of BGN Politics, we’re covering the controversial topic of student loan debt with financial expert Anthony ONeal.

Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students. He’s the national bestselling author of Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. His latest book, Debt-Free Degree, launched this month.
For more information on Anthony ONeal, you can visit his website here: https://www.anthonyoneal.com/


Music by: FilmStro https://filmstro.com/music
Support our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Oct 30 2019

28mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 7

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 7 of Power titled “Like Father, Like Son”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Oct 28 2019

1hr 7mins

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BGN Politics: Ep 2 - Running For Congress with McKayla Wilkes

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Welcome to BGN Politics. In this episode, Jamie Broadnax chats with McKayla Wilkes, a candidate for Maryland's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. 
We discuss issues important Black Americans, women and the challenge of running against a 20-term candidate.
For more info on McKayla Wilkes, you can visit her website: https://www.mckayla2020.com/
Music by: FilmStro https://filmstro.com/music
Support our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Oct 23 2019

29mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 6

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 6 of Power titled “Inside Man”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Oct 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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BGN Politics: Ep 1 - Running For Senate with Qasim Rashid

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Welcome to BGN Politics. In this episode, Jamie Broadnax chats with author, human rights activist and attorney Qasim Rashid who is running as a Democratic Party candidate for the Virginia Senate District 28.  We discuss issues important to both Virginians and Americans like healthcare, gun control, and voter suppression. 
For more info on Qasim Rashid, you can visit his website: https://rashidforva.com/

Music by: FilmStro https://filmstro.com/music
Support our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blackgirlnerds
For 10% off Better Help go to betterhelp.com/bgn

Oct 16 2019

42mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 5

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

Enjoy this recap of episode 5 of Power titled “King's Gambit”.

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Oct 14 2019

1hr 15mins

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BGN Politics Sneak Preview

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Here is a sneak peak of the limited new series BGN Politics.

This series will highlight new voices of people engaged in our communities and politics. We're living in a world where Americans are concerned about issues impacting their future and the focus of this country's leadership. From criminal justice to student loan debt to our healthcare crisis — it's time we work on solutions to issues that impact Black women and people of color.

Executive produced and Hosted by: Jamie Broadnax
Music from Filmstro

Oct 12 2019

3mins

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Welcome to BGN Politics

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Welcome to a new limited series called BGN Politics. This series will highlight new voices of people engaged in our communities and politics. We're living in a world where Americans are concerned about issues impacting their future and the focus of this country's leadership. From criminal justice to student loan debt to our healthcare crisis — it's time we work on solutions to issues that impact Black women and people of color.

Oct 12 2019

3mins

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The 'Power' Recap Show — Episode 4

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The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as "The Final Betrayal". Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show focusing on episodic recaps of season 6. 

For now, enjoy this recap of episode 4 of Power titled "Who Are You?".

Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Music by: Sammus

Oct 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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iTunes Ratings

191 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
19
7
4
5

Thank you!

By Momof Mean - Apr 26 2017
Read more
The American Gods extra episode is spectacular. Thank you for all you do BGN!

Fantastic

By PerditaP - Jan 09 2017
Read more
Jamie and the crew do an awesome job holding it down for the BGN community. Thanks guys!