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Go Black Boy Go

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Go Black Boy Go was created as a space to have conversations about film, television, society, and culture centering a black queer feminist perspective. Join the conversation with English PhD student Jalen Thompson (@jalenthompso), along with a variety of featured scholars, artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, teachers, and working folks.

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Go Black Boy Go was created as a space to have conversations about film, television, society, and culture centering a black queer feminist perspective. Join the conversation with English PhD student Jalen Thompson (@jalenthompso), along with a variety of featured scholars, artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, teachers, and working folks.

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I feel seen!!!

By Ari7486 - Jan 28 2020
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I am in graduate school and I can relate to so many of your experiences. Thank you!

Black Excellence!

By Queen_of_the_Papayas - Apr 12 2019
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Thank you for this podcast!!!

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
0
0
0
0

I feel seen!!!

By Ari7486 - Jan 28 2020
Read more
I am in graduate school and I can relate to so many of your experiences. Thank you!

Black Excellence!

By Queen_of_the_Papayas - Apr 12 2019
Read more
Thank you for this podcast!!!
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Go Black Boy Go

Latest release on Sep 21, 2020

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Go Black Boy Go was created as a space to have conversations about film, television, society, and culture centering a black queer feminist perspective. Join the conversation with English PhD student Jalen Thompson (@jalenthompso), along with a variety of featured scholars, artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, teachers, and working folks.

Studying for Exams

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Jalen recounts his time studying for his breadth exams.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo and the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Sep 21 2020

58mins

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Go Black Boy Go Turns 2!

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Jalen talks about his past week dealing with the wildfires on the west coast and celebrates two years of the podcast with his very first podcast recording (24:28) featuring guests Keontez Mitchell and Isaac Devine. 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo and the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Sep 21 2020

39mins

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Is Anybody Out There?

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Producer CJ Bell and director David Parker stop by to talk about their new virtual, theatrical film Is Anybody Out There? 

Purchase tickets for Is Anybody Out There? (Sept. 25 - Sept. 29) at https://thebbrtc.ticketleap.com/iabot/. The BBRTC is giving out free tickets to 100 Black Queer people; go to info@thebbrtc.com to receive a voucher code. Preference is given to Black Queer Trans/GNC and/or Black people living with HIV.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo and the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. You can contact CJ @ https://www.carltonvbell.com, find info on the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company at https://www.thebbrtc.com/ and follow David on IG @davidhparker_. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Sep 07 2020

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Sampson McCormick

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Award winning Black gay comedian, writer, filmmaker, and activist Sampson McCormick talks with Jalen about his early beginnings in as a black gay man in the comedy industry and his new film stand up concert comedy film “Church Boy.” With almost 20 years in the business, Sampson is one of the first openly Black gay comedians, one of the first LGBTQ headliners at the historic Howard Theatre, and the first comic to headline at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Sampson McCormick on Twitter @OfficialSampson and IG @sampsonmccormick. You can watch “Church Boy” on YouTube along with over 10 years of his stand up: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuulRZKEaeKgd2FrtIcV2Wg. For more info about Sampson’s work go to sampsoncomedy.com.

Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Aug 24 2020

1hr 9mins

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Fratty (feat. Terrell Couch)

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Jalen chats with his friend and fraternity brother, Terrell Couch, who is Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator at Boise State. They discuss their experiences with straight white men, racism, and homophobia in predominantly white fraternities.  

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Terrell on Twitter/IG @aint_thinkin. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Aug 17 2020

1hr 19mins

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Books, Books, and More Books (feat. Leslie Anne Smith)

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*reuploaded with fixed audio*

Jalen and his friend and former classmate talk about books!...and a little bit about academia. 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Leslie on Twitter/IG @thatlesliesmith. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Aug 10 2020

1hr 57mins

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[Insert Caption Here] feat. Celeste Reeb

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Jalen chats with his colleague film and sound scholar Celeste Reeb about the history of captioning in motion pictures and the current debates with captioning in television, streaming, and porn. 

Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Celeste on Twitter @HuffinonmyHuffy and your can email celestereeb@gmail.com. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Aug 04 2020

1hr 6mins

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REVIEW: All-Stars 5 Finale

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Jalen and his Best Judy Will discuss the Finale of All Stars 5.

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Music-DJ Tony Playboi-I Was Waiting On You At The Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbE6nnoKkA / Follow the Judys: Will’s Instagram @willyum.jpeg; Jalen’s Podcast on Instagram & Twitter @goblackboygo 

Jul 27 2020

52mins

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Adulting 101 (feat. Keiosha Thomas)

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Jalen and his best friend Keiosha reflect on their high school selves and what it's like to "adult." 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Keiosha on IG @kei11_xoxo. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 27 2020

1hr 6mins

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Oh, Candida (feat. Dezmond Cole)

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Jalen chats with his friend Dezmond, a NIH prep student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, about his research and graduate school experiences in Microbiology.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Dezmond on Twitter @DezmondCole. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 20 2020

55mins

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REVIEW: All-Stars 5, Episode 7

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Jalen and his Best Judy Will discuss Stand-Up Smackdown.

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Music-DJ Tony Playboi-I Was Waiting On You At The Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbE6nnoKkA / Follow the Judys: Will’s Instagram @willyum.jpeg; Jalen’s Podcast on Instagram & Twitter @goblackboygo 

Jul 20 2020

41mins

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REVIEW: All-Stars 5, Episode 6

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Jalen and his best Judy Will discuss The Charles Family Backyard Ball.

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Music-DJ Tony Playboi-I Was Waiting On You At The Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbE6nnoKkA / Follow the Judys: Will’s Instagram @willyum.jpeg; Jalen’s Podcast on Instagram & Twitter @goblackboygo 

Jul 13 2020

58mins

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Horchata (feat. Brian Smith)

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Jalen and his guest, filmmaker, writer, and film scholar, Brian Smith discuss the Film Academy’s new inductees, Pose’s Emmy nomination campaign, and Netflix’s Coffee and Kareem. Get ready for some film/tv industry history and a black queer film critique. Other films mentioned: Good Boys, The Hunt, Mandingo (Amazon)

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso, and Brian on Twitter/IG @THEAFROB. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 13 2020

1hr 52mins

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The Great Queer American Roadtrip (feat. Leslie Anne Smith)

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*Originally released in August 2018*

Recorded before his move to Or*gon, Jalen and guest and road trip buddy discuss their plans for moving and reminisce about the South.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

1hr 14mins

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Straight White Conservative Realness pt. 2 (feat. Connor Ryan)

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In part two of this conversation, Jalen and guest Connor Ryan talk about "white" culture.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

1hr 18mins

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Straight White Conservative Realness pt. 1 (feat. Connor Ryan)

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*Originally released in August 2018*

Jalen sits down with guest, Connor Ryan, to discuss all things straight, white, and conservative including the Charlottesville riots.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

50mins

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Masculinity and Homophobia (Sittin' in a Tree) (feat. J-Strong)

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*Originally released July 23, 2018* 

In this episode, Jalen and his guest, J-Strong, discuss the intersections of masculinity and homophobia. 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

42mins

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Being Black in a White Fraternity pt. 2 (feat. The Blacks)

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*Originally released in July 2018*

In part two of this conversation, Jalen sits down with some of his fellow black brothers and talk about fraternity life and colorism.

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

43mins

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Being Black in a White Fraternity pt. 1 (feat. Tyon Hudson)

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*Originally released July 16, 2018*

In this episode, Jalen talks about being black in a white fraternity with one of his fellow chapter brothers, Tyon Hudson. They discuss why they joined, their experiences as presidents, and the racial and political environment of the fraternity. 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

1hr 11mins

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Coming Out: Kahlil

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*Originally released June 29, 2018*

In honor of pride month, I decided to feature the coming out stories of a few of my friends. In the final coming out stories episode, my friend and fraternity brother, Kahlil, shares his coming out story along with his experiences in a traditionally white fraternity. 

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Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and Podbean and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on iTunes and share the episodes on your social medias!

Jul 12 2020

51mins

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iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
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I feel seen!!!

By Ari7486 - Jan 28 2020
Read more
I am in graduate school and I can relate to so many of your experiences. Thank you!

Black Excellence!

By Queen_of_the_Papayas - Apr 12 2019
Read more
Thank you for this podcast!!!