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5 Excellent Black-Hosted Podcasts That You Need To Listen To

5 Excellent Black-Hosted Podcasts That You Need To Listen To

The podcast space has definitely become a more diverse landscape over the past couple of years. Across the digital world, Black voices are creating innovative and original platforms to be heard regarding a variety of different topics and disciplines. From pop culture to politics and everything in between, here are 5 of my favorite Black-hosted podcasts:

Black Hosted Podcasts:

  • Code Switch – This NPR-hosted podcast discusses topics like history, politics, society, and race from a Black lens. The program tackles race issues from the past, present, and future with a no-nonsense approach that is personal yet inspiring. It’s a podcast that never shies away from the hardest discussions, including questioning the hosts and guests’ own belief systems. Code Switch is a must-listen program if you are looking to educate yourself on racial inequalities and anti-racist efforts from a Black perspective. 
  • Still Processing – This podcast gives a critical analysis of pop culture from New York Times culture critics Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham. The hosts offer smart, sharp commentaries on any and every pop culture moment, from the obscure to the mainstream. Their analysis always comes from a perspective that is informed in the topic of race, politics, and gender identity and the areas in which they all intersect. 
  • The Read – This is an unfiltered podcast about celebrity gossip and pop culture that does not hold back and provides discussions on who (and what) needs calling out in the world of entertainment. Hosts Kid Fury and Crissle West spill all the tea in a way that is entertaining but also provides perspective on systems of race and oppression. 
  • Black Girl Podcast – This podcast, hosted by five best friends, gives us the dose of melanin girl magic and girl talk that we so desperately need in our days! Rebecca “Bex” Francois, Sapphira Martin, Alysha Pamphile, Gia Peppers, and Deanii “Scottie Beam” Scott come together on this podcast to give advice and tell stories to inspire and nurture the soul.  It truly feels relatable, like you’re talking to your five best friends. 
  • Gettin’ Grown – this podcast features Keia and Jade, two black women in their 30’s sharing their anecdotes about life, love, and just figuring out how to “adult”. These women are just trying to figure out their lives and share their guidance with their audience.  Another relatable podcast that is one of my favorites!

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