Podcasts for Quirky Black Girls

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Creation Date April 24th, 2019
Updated Date Updated April 25th, 2019
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Quirky Black Girls is a term coined by Professor Alexis Pauline Gumbs (instagram.com/alexispauline). This is a podcast list for Black women who want a life larger than the boxes the world tries to put us in.

Advice

Dem Black Mamas Podcast

Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won't! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children in an unfree world, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.

Sip on This with Ashley Nicole Black

Need advice from some super smart women about your career, love life, or maybe what to do with all that rage you're feeling? Comedy writer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) brings her popular DAME advice column, "Sip On This," to life, pulling in amazing guest co-hosts like Ijeoma Oluo, Samantha Bee, Rebecca Traister and more to answer listeners' questions.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.

The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff

The Struggle Bus is an advice show about mental health, self-care, and just getting through the damn day. Co-hosts Katharine Heller (@spkheller) and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird. Climb aboard and get advice from two friends who have lots of feelings and lots of opinions.

Culture, Politics & More

Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books. Light an incense to this. #nigchampa #hrhw #theblackpoweredpodcast

How to Survive the End of the World

Join Autumn Brown and adrienne maree brown, two sisters who share many identities, as writers, activists, facilitators, and inheritors of multiracial diasporic lineages, as well as a particular interest in the question of survival, as we embark on a podcast that delves into the practices we need as a community, to move through endings and to come out whole on the other side, whatever that might be. visit us @ endoftheworldshow.org

Misandry with Marcia and Rae

Co-hosted by Brooklyn comedians Marcia Belsky and Rae Sanni, Misandry with Marcia and Rae takes a (semi) satirical approach to the issues by laying out groundwork for what they have deemed "the final wave of feminism" in which men will be defeated for good. With segments like #RaeverseRacism and #CrushMenMonday, this podcast is a humorous release of unbridled righteous anger and uncensored female voices. Join their militia of women in the woods as they plan the approaching coup. Every woman can save two men.* *pending board approval Logo by Julia Johns Theme Song by Marcia Belsky & the Scream Team (John Langdon, Mike Gilliland)

Strange Fruit

Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story talk race, gender, and LGBTQ issues, from politics to pop culture. A new episode every week, from Louisville Public Media.

Fiction

Centered

Recent college grad Selah Copeland (Jerrika Hinton) is being groomed to takeover her mother's accounting business, but after a life-changing weekend away at a yoga retreat, she's considering other options. Centered is an audio drama about finding yourself on and off the mat.

Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back

Two passionate Star Wars fans on opposite sides of the Last Jedi debate argue via Skype after their favorite forum closes down. If you love Star Wars (or call yourself a proud member of any fandom), you’ll love this romantic comedy told via conversations. www.twitter.com/fanwarsromcom www.fanwarsromcom.com

Flyest Fables

Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.

Fun

Cheers & Queers

A podcast where Black queer femmes Isake Smith and Kirya Traber sit down to chat about any and everything while having a drink

FriendsLikeUs

A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

On She Goes

On She Goes; a travel platform made for women of color, by women of color; brings to you, On She Goes the Podcast. The On She Goes team members discuss a range of topics from, Traveling while Black, The Great Outdoors, Volunteer/Do-Gooder Travel, Solo Travel, Road Trips, Ancestry, etc.

Why Won't You Date Me? with Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer is single and has been for decades. She’s smart, funny, has a fat ass and loves giving blow jobs. So the question is why is she perpetually single? This podcast is a quest to find that answer.

Late Night Whenever

From the producers of 2 Dope Queens and Sooo Many White Guys comes Late Night Whenever, hosted by comedian Michelle Buteau. It’s Michelle in a chair, celebrity guests on a couch, and music director Rob Lewis at the keyboard. Plus: gut-busting monologues and audience suprises! Not for TV, but just as good.

Health

Balanced Black Girl Podcast

Putting black girl magic in motion, the Balanced Black Girl Podcast provides a dose of real-life wellness for women of color. Join host Lestraundra Alfred and guests for candid conversations about health, happiness, and life. This show aims to reimagine wellness and self-care to make them feel real and approachable for all.

Strange Magic Podcast

Strange Magic is a show for the thinking witch. We talk tarot, magic, intersectional feminism, ritual, archetypes, psychology, magic in pop culture, and more. Hosted by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles, and Sarah Faith Gottesdiener— 2 professional witches with decades of experience. Produced by art witch and music maven Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

Therapy for Black Girls

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.

Work

Side Hustle Pro

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!