I Love Podcasts!
Podcasts have been around for sometime now, but I really just started getting into them in 2017. So now, I think I’ve got a handle on all the best podcast for the black girl working in entertainment who needs both self care and a good laugh. I literally have a podcast to listen to everyday of the week! Note: There are six listed below because I usually listen to a church sermon on Sundays. Podcast are so important to me now, I’m thinking about starting my own in 2019.
There a few popular podcast that deserve honorable mentions like Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period, For the Movement, Equity, and The Business with Kim Masters. There are also some podcast I haven’t heard yet, so I’m opening the comments on this post to hear what your favorite podcast are!
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Keep It! but it’s all the pop culture and shade I need in one podcast. The hosts Ira Madison, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel engage in smart but hilarious commentary from a Black, female, and LGBTQ point of view.
I’ve become friends in my head with Kid Fury and Crissle because of The Read. The show is live on Thursdays so by Monday, I’m missing my friends! I literally crave the gossip and black excellence that comes from this podcast.
The podcast is fun, engaging, and ghetto (in a good way).
The Friend Zone is the balance you need before listening to The Read’s foolishness on Thursday. I love that they are real life friends with Crissle and Kid Fury so you really feel like its a community between you and the two podcasts. Segments are balanced between Assante’s music man segment which puts me on to new music, Dustin’s TV segment that keeps me up-to-date on all the housewives drama I don’t watch and Fran’s wellness segment which is very necessary because “who in the hell wants a musty brain”?
As I tweeted before, there needs to be a support group for people whose favorite member is Dustin Ross.
Don’t @ Me is perfect for up and coming creatives and executives in Hollywood. It’s an inside look into the brains of faves including Barry Jenkins, Lena Waithe, Ava Duvernay, and Ted Sarandos while introducing you to the industry leaders you should know.
It’s a real, inspiring, and educational show that teaches us how culture shapes the world we live in.
Black Girls in Om is my self care. Between Fran’s segment in The Friend Zone and BGIO, at the end of the week I am full of the tools needed to stay sane. BGIO highlights all things that benefit the mental and physical health, beauty, and lifestyle needs of the black girl.
Stay tuned for a LoveJas Media project inspired by the podcast!
This is my smart girl podcast. I learn so much from the Toure Show, from the NYPD’s bullshit to the heart of Nikki Giovanni. Toure really knows how to interview his guests and dig out what make people who they are and how they got to their success. My favorite part is when he asks his guests “What’s your superpower?” (I challenge you to answer that question yourself)
Anyone who knows me, knows that Amanda Seales is my absolute favorite but Small Doses took me a few episodes to catch on to. I think it’s because a majority of the episodes is Amanda speaking to us, rather than a dialogue a cast of people (There are some episodes with guests which are fun). However, Amanda be knowin’ so it’s hard not to listen to what she has to say on various topics that need to be dissected and digested to make the culture a little bit better.
Also, the sound effects are hilarious.