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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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Black Girl Nerds is a podcast and place where girls of our ilk can express themselves freely and embrace who they are. This is not a show exclusively for Black women, but it is a show exclusively for Nerds! Haha! The end of each episode provides information on each of our social networks and a preview to the next week's podcast topic.
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Welcome to our second season installment of the House of the Dragon #dragonsyall recap show. In this episode, we recap season 2 episode 6 of the series aptly titled "Smallfolk" We chat about the sowing of the dragonseeds, Seasmoke claiming Addam and Rhaenyra and Mysaria claiming each other! Thanks for live-tweeting and live-threading with us each w…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the cast of the new A24 film 'Sing Sing'. Featured in the episode are: Colman Domingo, Clarence Maclin, Jon-Adrian "JJ" Velazquez and Sean "Dino" Johnson. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Divine G finds purpose by acting in a theatre group alongside other incarcerated men, i…
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Welcome to our second season installment of the House of the Dragon #dragonsyall recap show. In this episode, we recap season 2 episode 4 of the series aptly titled "The Red Dragon and the Gold" We chat about the aftermath of the Battle of Rook's Rest, Aegon's terrible Valerian and Corlys being a babidaddy to Allyn and Addam of Hull! Thanks for liv…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome artist and filmmaker Titus Kaphar to talk about his new film Exhibiting Forgiveness. A Black artist finds his path to success derailed by an unexpected visit from his estranged father, a recovering addict desperate to reconcile. Together, they learn that forgetting might be harder t…
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Welcome to our second season installment of the House of the Dragon #dragonsyall recap show. In this episode, we recap season 2 episode 1 of the series aptly titled "The Burning Mill" We chat about the aftermath of the death of the Cargyll twins, Baela and Moondancer in action and learning that the Targaryens have to stop naming all of their kids A…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Y'lan Noel to discuss his latest role in the Apple TV+ series Lady In The Lake and his new gig voicing Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. Noel continuously builds his body of work by bringing dynamic characters to life in an array of film and television roles. He just filmed a starrin…
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Welcome to our second season installment of the House of the Dragon #dragonsyall recap show. In this episode, we recap season 2 episode 1 of the series aptly titled "A Son For A Son" We chat about the aftermath of Jaeherys death, the brewing civil rivalry between the blacks and the greens and some new characters that have joined the cast! Thanks fo…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat with actor Mamoudou Athie. He is currently starring in the film Kinds of Kindness is a fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returnedand seems a different person; and a woman …
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Welcome to our second season installment of the House of the Dragon #dragonsyall recap show. In this episode, we recap season 2 episode 1 of the series aptly titled "A Son For A Son" The episode dives into the history of Cregan Stark and Winterfell, Alicent getting into some interesting shenanigans with Ser Criston Cole and the infamous tragedy of …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we welcome multi-hyphenates Deondray and Quincy LeNear Gossfield. Dubbed the “Godfathers of LGBTQ+ TV”, Real-life married couple, Deondray & Quincy LeNear Gossfield are the creators, writers and directors of the iconic GLAAD award-winning anthology series, The DL Chronicles. Building on their b…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor and author Taraji P. Henson. Taraji P. Henson is an Academy Award-nominated actor, producer, author, and mental health advocate with a globally celebrated career that extends beyond the screen. Most recently, her producorial efforts on the play, JAJA’s African Hair Braiding, e…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Kadeem Hardison. Kadeem Hardison plays Professor Gardner, a college literature professor in the current Showtime series The Chi. Hardison became known for his role as the fast-talking, flip-sunglass-wearing, girl-watching "Dwayne Wayne" on NBC's hit show A Different World alon…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we chat with Marvel executive Brad Winderbaum and we recap the season finale of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Brad Winderbaum is Executive Producer and Marvel Studios Head of TV, Streaming, and Animation. During his tenure with Marvel, he spear-headed the Marvel One-shot program, serving as Executive P…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 9 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. We also welcome special guest actor and filmmaker Damien D. Smith. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new fut…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we have a 2-part episode! We welcome actors Birgundi Baker and Hannaha Hall of The Chi and we breakdown episode 8 of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Birgundi Baker hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from Howard University’s musical theater program and shortly after moved to Chicago to pur…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the team behind Headspace XR, Sara Cohen, VP of Content Creation of Headspace and Dora Kamau, Headspace Meditation Teacher of Headspace and we have another X-Men '97 recap in store for you! Segment 1: Headspace XR is a first-of-its-kind immersive playground where users can move, pla…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-winning correspondent for ABC News, Linsey Davis. And in our second segment we provide a weekly recap of episode 6 of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Linsey Davis, brings us her latest children’s book, Girls of the World, a book that celebrates all …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome X-Men 97 Supervising Producer/Director Jake Castorena and Directors Emi Yonemura & Chase Conley. Emi directed episodes 103, 105, 107 and 109. Chase directed 102, 104 and 106. This first segment is hosted by Ryanne. In our second segment we recap episode 5of the Disney+ series X-Men …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 4 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. We also welcome special guest Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new fu…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 3 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadna…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat about the new X-Men '97 series currently streaming on Disney+ A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Ernie Hudson to talk about his latest film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. He is known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise. Hudson has also acted in the films Leviathan, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Crow, Airheads, The Basketball Diaries, Congo,…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast, we welcome TV host and author Tamron Hall. Watch Where They Hide is the second installment in her crime fiction series that follows character Jordan Manning who readers were first introduced to in her 2021 acclaimed debut “As the Wicked Watch,” which became an instant crime fanatic’s favorite …
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We’re excited to present a special episode of the BGN Podcast we put together just for you with our friends at McDonalds! Check out our conversation with Hilton George (founder of Blerdcon), Krystal Shanelle (Content Creator), and Marques Gartrell (Chief Creative Officer, Widen & Kennedy). Moderated by Black Girl Nerds founder Jamie Broadnax, this …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcoming Emmy-winning filmmaker Alex Stapleton to discuss her latest project God Save Texas: The Price of Oil premiering on HBO and MAX. The film chronicles how the divisive but vital energy industry impacts the lives of many Houston residents, specifically Black and disenfranchised commun…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome filmmakers and e-girl investigators Jazmin Jones and Olivia McKayla Ross of the new documentary Seeking Mavis Beacon. From feature debut filmmaker Jazmin Jones and their collaborator/associate producer Olivia McKayla Ross, Seeking Mavis Beacon follows the pair as they seek to untang…
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This week we are dropping a bonus episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast. Premiering in the theaters today is Sony Pictures film Madame Web. Featured on this episode is the film's director SJ Clarkson and actor Celeste O' Connor who plays Mattie Franklin. In the film Madame Web, Cassandra Webb is a New York City paramedic who starts to show signs …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actors and entertainers Jordan Calloway and Dulcé Sloan. Segment 1: Jordan Calloway started working at a young age and found early success on Unfabulous and two seasons of ER. More recently, Calloway starred in Black Lightning, Riverdale and Freakish. Additional TV credits include B…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the cast and crew behind the Searchlight Pictures film Suncoast. Featured in this interview are actors Nico Parker, Laura Linney and director Laura Chinn. A teen living with her strong-willed mother must take her brother to a specialized facility. She strikes up an unlikely friendsh…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we wrap up our coverage of Sundance 2024 by sharing some of the films we loved and hated at the festival. Special thanks to TT, Charles, Travis, Tim and Cortland for participating in this roundtable chat. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome authors Shawnelle and Shawneé Gibbs. The Gibbs Sisters are accomplished comic book and animation writers. The two recently released their acclaimed new graphic novel, Ghost Roast. In Ghost Roast, when 15-year-old Chelsea Grant is grounded for her newfound rebellious teen lifestyle, …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor and professional boxer Kali Reis. Kali Reis is an American professional boxer and actress, holding a world champion title in the female middleweight and female light welterweight classes. She is currently starring alongside Jodie Foster in the HBO series True Detective: Night …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor. Known for her work in several film and television productions, she has received several awards including nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is currently starring in …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor and entertainer Erika Alexander. Erika currently is starring in the film American Fiction due for wide release in theaters January 5th. She is currently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. Erika is also a director, producer, activist, and ent…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast, we welcome NY Times Best-Selling Author Charmaine Wilkerson. Charmaine Wilkerson is a Caribbean-American writer currently based in Italy. Her debut novel Black Cake is a New York Times bestseller, a #ReadWithJenna book club pick, and the inspiration for the Hulu screen series of the same name.…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Lonnie Chavis and comedian Dina Hashem. Segment 1: Award winning actor Lonnie Chavis, known for his role as young Randall Pearson on the hit TV show This Is Us, is set to star in the upcoming film How I Learned to Fly (coming to theaters Dec 1st) In this touching story, Lonnie…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome filmmaker Lagueria Davis. Black Barbie celebrates the momentous impact three Black women at Mattel had on the evolution of the Barbie brand as we know it. Through these charismatic insiders’ stories, the documentary tells the story of how the first Black Barbie came to be in 1980, e…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome Iyanla Vanzant and actor Aml Ameen. Segment 1: Iyanla Vanzant is best known as the host of the hit OWN series “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” which recently completed its 10th and final season. From welfare mother to New York Times best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Awar…
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Maya Williams is a religious Black multiracial nonbinary suicide survivor who is currently the seventh poet laureate of Portland, Maine. Maya's debut poetry collection, Judas & Suicide, was selected as a finalist for the New England Book Award in July 2023, and is available via Game Over Books. Eir second poetry collection, Refused a Second Date, i…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome Twitch streamers BigBossBoze and ChelseaBytes. Segment 1: Ericka "Boze" Bozeman is a Twitch streamer and former member of Smosh Games. She streams a wide variety of games under her Twitch channel BigBossBoze. She’s notably known for her true crime content which you can also see on h…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome TV host, weather man and executive producer Al Roker. Al Roker is a journalist, television personality, and author. He is the current weather anchor on NBC's Today and occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today. His latest project is the film Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land. The …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome executive producers Jim Cooper and Jeff Dixon of the new Apple TV+ series Curses! In Curses!, when a generations-long family curse turns Alex Vanderhouven to stone, it’s up to his two kids, Pandora and Russ, and his wife Sky, to return artifacts stolen by their ancestors to their ri…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome author Tatiana Obey. Tatiana Obey writes badass characters slaying dragons. Her debut novel, Bones to the Wind, is a 2022 BBA Award Winner and a 2022 Indie Ink Award Finalist. She taught English in South Korea, studied abroad in Japan, and worked as a marketing specialist for a woma…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat with comic book creator Beserat Debebe. Beserat Debebe is the founder of Etan Comics and the writer/creator of HAWI, JEMBER, and ZUFAN. He was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master’s …
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we discuss the season 1 finale of the Disney+ series Ahsoka. Specifically the discussion circulates around episodes 7 and 8 of the series. The show is about Ahsoka Tano, the former Jedi knight investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. Building off her popularity in the animated s…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the animation team behind the upcoming Disney adventure Wish. Segment 1: Jennifer Lee (Exec Producer), is the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and is the writer/director of Frozen and Frozen 2 the latter of which continues to be the highest-grossing ani…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat about the Disney+ series Ahsoka. The series is about Ahsoka Tano, the former Jedi knight investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. Building off her popularity in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), seeks to que…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome comedian and author Aida Rodriguez. Aida Rodriguez is a favorite of critics and fans alike. Aida's comedy special Fighting Words is currently streaming on Max. The special concludes with a travel documentary of Aida’s trips to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic celebrating her v…
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In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome former model and and activist Bethann Hardison and filmmaker Nailah Jefferson. Segment 1: Invisible Beauty shines a spotlight on the singular and unapologetic Hardison, one of the fashion industry’s most influential icons who, as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent and entrepre…
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*This interview was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike* In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actors Birgundi Baker and Hannaha Hall of Showtime's The Chi. The Chi follows life in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago where daily danger, and the smallest and simplest of decisions can have life or death consequen…
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