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For Colored Nerds

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

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Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
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Add one middle age white male to your devoted listenership.

Only heard one episode but I loved it!

By Good Girl Goes - Jun 29 2017
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Can't wait to binge listen!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

533 Ratings
Average Ratings
503
18
5
1
6

Nobody Weird Like Me.

By LOGIC PRISONER - Dec 19 2017
Read more
Add one middle age white male to your devoted listenership.

Only heard one episode but I loved it!

By Good Girl Goes - Jun 29 2017
Read more
Can't wait to binge listen!!!!!
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For Colored Nerds

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Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.

Rank #1: Gentrification

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On Being Black Gentrifiers: Both Brooklyn transplants, Brittany and Eric parse their roles as black gentrifiers in their borough's rapidly changing landscape. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 12 2014
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #2: Dear White People

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A unique listener letter spurs Brittany and Eric to break the fourth wall and speak directly to white folks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 30 2015
57 mins
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Rank #3: Get Out

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B & E dissect the new hit horror film from Jordan Peele, Get Out. We’ll dive into the way the film explores white supremacy, plays with point of view in horror films, and highlights the Black body.
Show Notes : https://tab.bz/o3rk9 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 14 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #4: Beyoncé v. Kendrick

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In the wake of two amazing performances and two very different reactions, B & E dive into the criticisms, messages, and politics of Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar.

Reading: https://tab.bz/3sb28 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 27 2016
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: Moonlight

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B & E trade feelings about the 2016 presidential election results before diving into why Moonlight is a gorgeous, deeply recognizable meditation on black love. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nov 22 2016
48 mins
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Rank #6: Exploring Whiteness

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This week B & E delve into one reason behind white millennials' tone deafness on race: America's raggedy social studies curriculum. To combat this cluelessness, some New York prep schools are employing one very creative solution: teaching teenagers about white privilege. http://tab.bz/mcn01 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 19 2015
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #7: Lemonade

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After a long wait, B & E sit down and discuss Beyoncè's visual album Lemonade. Dissecting the music and the themes, things get personal... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 14 2016
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #8: Oh, Kanye

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This week B & E negotiate a breakup with the poet laureate of their young lives, Kanye Omari West. FCN parses his now-infamous Breakfast Club interview, his questionable politics and his undeniable genius, all while flexing a disturbing amount of Kardashian knowledge. Bonus: lots of special announcements and a lesson on wingtip etiquette. Reading here: http://tab.bz/tuhf8 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 05 2015
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #9: And Not A White School

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Conflicting feelings about the situation in Mizzou and the safety myth of black colleges, this week B & E speak honestly, but fondly, of their dear Howard University. Weaves and institutional misogyny are thoroughly discussed, and Brittany sings more than twice. The reading: http://gawker.com/the-safety-myth-about-black-colleges-1742154201 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nov 28 2015
52 mins
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Rank #10: Atlanta

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B & E take a deep look at the first season of Donald Glover's new show, Atlanta. Along the way, they explore whether Donald achieved his goal to make a "Black Twin Peaks". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 10 2017
53 mins
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Rank #11: Dope

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Brittany and Eric saw Dope opening night and have some thoughts about black nerdery, tired movie tropes and #TeamLightskin. Plus: some reflections on fatherhood from new dad Eric (plus a few gurgles from Peanut)! The reading: http://tab.bz/54txz For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 09 2015
58 mins
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Rank #12: Let's Talk About Sex!

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A series of tweets by an East Lansing, MI mom observing her son's sex ed class get B & E to trade stories about their respective sexual educations. As usual, embarrassment and awkwardness ensue. Bonus: taco talk and a dispatch from the homestead of Queen Bey. Reading: http://tab.bz/rleqv For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 30 2015
45 mins
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Rank #13: Da Art of Storytellin'

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B & E discuss what it means to be Black and go on a journey of self-discovery, from Sammy Davis Jr. to OutKast. There's also talk of Dashikis, Trina, and Lebron's Mix Sprite.

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Nov 19 2015
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #14: The Green Girls of Reality TV

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This week, B & E go very, very deep into the world of reality television, viewing The Real Housewives of Potomac, Basketball Wives: LA and Love & Hip-Hop: New York through the lens of Roxane Gay's essay on the women of the entertainment genre. Big reveals: Eric's undying love for trash TV, Brittany's weird (and slightly embarrassing) obsession with manners, and their mutual respect for Cardi B. The reading: http://www.bookslut.com/features/2011_12_018446.php For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 05 2016
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #15: Auntie Chellie

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An extremely hot take gets B & E talking about their love for our FLOTUS and her singular significance to black folks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 10 2016
52 mins
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Rank #16: Ida B. Wells: B is for Boss

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B & E discuss the life and legacy of an often unsung American hero, the Mother of Intersectionality, just in time for Women's History Month. https://tab.bz/fa2mf For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 14 2016
49 mins
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Rank #17: Blacks in Tech

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After an extended absence (blame Thanksgiving and Eric's near-death experience with the flu), FCN is back and talking Fast Company's recent Tristan Walker profile. Also: Brittany gives away a free business idea.

Tristan Walker Profile: http://www.fastcompany.com/3037933/the-visible-man

Blacks in Silicon Valley Roundtable Discussion: http://www.fastcompany.com/3037940/a-different-kind-of-valley-life For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 27 2014
59 mins
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Rank #18: Empire

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Brittany and Eric finally come clean about their respective Empire obsessions and delve into prime time diversity, respectability politics and the soap opera's place in entertainment. SPOILERS ABOUND! http://tab.bz/yn6xk# For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 26 2015
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #19: King Kunta

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B & E examine Kendrick's latest, "To Pimp a Butterfly", and talk Tupac, Kendrick's intended audience and the funk. Reading: http://tab.bz/4d1uv# For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 02 2015
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #20: Himself

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Himself: Kelefa Sanneh's New Yorker profile on Bill Cosby gets FCN to revisit Cosby's seminal work of stand-up performance, "Himself". Also discussed: Chris Rock's "Never Scared" and what happens when bad people make good art. Trigger warning for sexual abuse/ sexual assault around the 33 minute mark. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nov 03 2014
49 mins
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