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Black Girl Nerds

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

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BGN #46 | Afrofuturism and Black Veganism

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


25 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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#BGNPodcast Extra - It's Black Panther Week!

The last round of interviews from our set visit, feature actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan. Music by: SammusEdited by: Jamie Broadnax


12 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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BGN #17 | Daniel José Older

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 ConnieHosted by Jamie Broadnax


30 May 2015

Rank #3

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BGN #170 I Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview

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


16 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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#BGNPodcast Extra - Rogue One Discussion

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: SpoilersMusic by John Williams and Trailer Music Weekly


18 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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BGN #54 | Black Snobbery, Folktales, and Tuskegee Heirs

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

1hr 28mins

7 Jan 2016

Rank #6

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#BGNPodcast Extra - 2 Dope Queens

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.


6 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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BGN #79 | Women In Film, Classy Living, and Orange Is The New Black

Segment 1: Melody Cooper is a writer, director, producer, and playwright and has worked on several films and plays. She discusses her work in the industry and how she is changing the landscape and creating opportunities for Black women in the film industry.Hosted by JoelleSegment 2: Tarrah Gales is a member of executive leadership for Classy Living Society, LLC. She discusses how the organization is committed to providing volunteer services and to stand against sex trafficking.Hosted by KaylaSegment 3: We have panel discussion surrounding the popular Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black. The season 4 finale came with some polarizing takeaways.Hosted by Jamie, Kayla, Caron, Tora and AshleeMusic by Sammus, SkyBlew, and Regina SpektorSegment 1 edited by MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegment 2 edited by John BauerSegment 3 edited by Jamie

1hr 52mins

25 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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BGN #34 | Asians In Media

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 WongHosted by Jamie Broadnax

1hr 22mins

15 Jun 2015

Rank #9

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

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 JacquelineSegment 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 ValerieEdited by: Jamie BroadnaxMusic by: SkyBlew and Sammus

1hr 42mins

27 May 2017

Rank #10

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

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 BSegment 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 CaronSegment 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 AlexsisSegment 1 and 3 edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegment 2 edited by: John BauerMusic by: Sammus, Shubzilla, and SkyBlew

1hr 52mins

15 May 2016

Rank #11

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BGN #110 The Cookup, Sex 101, and ClexaCon 2017

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: JamieSegment 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: CaronSegment 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 JamieSegment 3 edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegments 1 & 2 and overall mixing by: Jamie BroadnaxMusic by: SammusAd music by: Purple Planet

2hr 3mins

9 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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PODCAST: The Cancel Culture Episode

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

1hr 3mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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

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


8 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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BGN #99 | Rosewood, Compersion, and A Rising Star

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 BauerSegment 2 & 3 edited by Jamie BroadnaxMusic by Sammus and SkyBlewExecutive Produced by Jamie Broadnax

1hr 7mins

15 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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#BGNPodcast Recap: S7 Ep 2 - Pomegranate And Chill

Kayla and Mel recap this week's episode which features the debut of King Ezekiel!Hosted by Kayla and MelEdited by Jamie BroadnaxMusic by Bear McCreary


2 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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BGN #69 | Black Panther, 9Rides, and Pee-Wee Herman

Segment 1: Prolific writer Ta-Nehisi Coates stops by to talk about his latest work on Marvel's Black Panther and creating his new take on Wakanda and T'Challa's story.Co-hosts: Tahila, Joelle. Grace, and MelSegment 2: Former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry debuts his film 9Rides at SXSW about an Uber driver dealing with a life-altering decision.Co-host JoelleSegment 3: The Netflix original film Pee-Wee's Big Holiday premiered at SXSW and Paul Reubens along with co-star Joe Manganiello discuss their roles in the film.Co-host JacquelineSegment 2 edited by MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegment 3 edited by John BauerSupport the Black Girl Nerds podcast and become a Patreon! patreon.com/blackgirlnerds

1hr 24mins

17 Apr 2016

Rank #17

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BGN #72 | Joy Bryant, Underground, and Malik4Play

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 JoiSegment 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 JamieSegment 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 GabbySegment 1 and 3 edited by: John BauerMusic by: Sammus

1hr 30mins

8 May 2016

Rank #18

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BGN #80 | Rooster Teeth, Tarzan, Fiction Writing and Preacher

Segment 1: Gamer and cosplayer Mica Burton chats with us about her work in the digital space and being an advocate for all black girl nerds out there seeking inclusion and representation.Hosted by: JacquelineSegment 2: Djimon Hounsou plays the role of Chief Mbonga in the new film The Legend Tarzan and speaks briefly about his character in the film.Hosted by: JoelleSegment 3: Ashley Terrell is the author of Black Sheep Shadow and shares her insight about the world of fiction writing.Hosted by: ToraSegment 4: AMC's new hit Preacher is a favorite among fans and actors Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga discuss their respective roles and how the series has been received among viewers.Hosted by: JacquelineSegments 1 and 4 edited by John BauerSegment 3 edited by MR Daniel mrdaniel.netSegment 2 edited by Jamie BroadnaxMusic by: Sammus, SkyBlew, & ShubzillaClosing song by: Trav B Ryan - Run The Knight produced by Ty Goods

1hr 26mins

2 Jul 2016

Rank #19

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BGN #23 | Cerece Rennie Murphy

Science fiction author Cerece Rennie Murphy joins the Black Girl Nerds podcast to discuss her latest novel Order of the Seers. We geek out over Star Wars, X-Files, and fanfiction. Cerece provides some incredibly resourceful advice about how to get started in fiction writing as well as how to market yourself and sell your first novel!Hosted by Jamie Broadnax

1hr 1min

30 May 2015

Rank #20