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In this episode, I chat with Antheny Chhay, a student at the University of Oregon and fellow podcaster. We talk about his journey starting his own business in college and what his plans are for his creative endeavors. Listen to my interview on
In this episode, I chat with licensed clinician and executive director of TransPonder Kyle Rodriguez-Hudson. He talks about the resources that TransPonder provides and shares about his life and queer fatherhood.  "TransPonder is a Eugene-area t
In this episode, I chat with creative Black Boy Be about producing art with limited resources and defining oneself as a creative. He also shares personal stories about his living in New York City for a decade and moving back down south to North
In this episode, I chat with my colleague Jewish studies scholar Molly Hatay about her research on Jewish identity and culture.  * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Follow Molly Hatay on Twitter @HatayMolly & IG @mo
In this crossover episode, the co-hosts of Dangerously Likely (Terrell, Torence, and Kaleb) and I share personal stories about our childhood and family upbringings. A blend of multiple topics, our conversation addresses racial identity, shade,
I chat with The Blerd Explorer, author of The Black Traveler's Guide to Incheon South Korea and The Black Traveler's Guide to Daegu South Korea, about traveling while black and life during COVID. * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumbl
In this episode, I chat once again with my brother, Xavier Kelly, and our play cousin, Robert Coleman, about struggling to fit the norms of black masculinity and how embracing our differences made us come into ourselves as black men. * Follow G
In this episode, I discuss the social, political, and satirical nature of Lil Nas X's music video Industry Baby. * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, and wherever else you get your
What are your ideas about a family? Are they tied to wealth? Are they tied to a history of enslavement? In this episode, I have a candid discussion about the black family, colorism, wealth, and growing up in the black church with my brother, Xa
In this episode, I chat with Robert Coleman, a childhood friend (or what black folks call a "play cousin"). We talk about growing up in a small town in the South, being band geeks, and dealing with stereotypes about black boyhood.  * Follow Go
In this episode, I chat with my brother, Xavier Kelly, a college student majoring in marketing and a poet, about Sha' Carri Richardson, the standards professional athletes are held to, and his experiences playing sports. He also debuts his poem
A reflection on bell hooks' We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity. * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, and wherever else you get your podcasts. DON'T FORGET to leave a review on
A reflection on Pride, male rappers' explicit portrayals of sex and sexuality, and Black masculinity. * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, and wherever else you get your podcasts. D
The topic for this episode is Energy. I chat with Eugene-based drag performer and rapper, Slutashia (IG: @slutashia) about drag, growing up in Drain, Oregon, and channelling good energy. https://www.eugeneweekly.com/2018/11/08/best-drag-queen/
The topic for this episode is Devotion. I chat with Alexandria-based music artist and drag performer, Afro Sensei (IG: @afrosensei), about his experiences coming to terms with his sexuality in the early 00s and his show The Afro Sensei Show ava
The topic for this episode is Identity. I chat with scholar, writer, and co-host of Black Brew podcast, Erin Green (@artistguy1), about the straightness of mainstream queer content and his research on OnlyFans and Twitter. Follow Black Brew on
The topic for this episode is Resistance. I chat with writer, director, and performer John Chris Ward (IG: @john.chris.ward) about self-love as an act of Resistance. * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Listen on i
For the first episode for my Pride series, I chat with my friend, Leslie Anne Smith, about what perseverance means to us as queer people and we reflect on our feelings about leaving the South. Happy Corona Pride Part 2! * Follow Go Black Boy
In this episode, I catch up with a friend from college, J-Strong. We chat about our experiences in cross country, domming The Rock, and a year review of corona. This episode is sponsored by The Republican'ts. CDC on the vaccine: https://www.cd
Welcome to season four of Go Black Boy Go.Today is my podversary and I'm excited to get back into creating content for y'all! * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG / tumblr @goblackboygo. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Podbean
In this episode, I do a quick review of my favorite Christmas themed episodes from Black sitcoms. * Episodes mentioned: Amos 'N Andy "The Christmas Story" (December 25, 1952) The Jeffersons "The Christmas Wedding" (December 22, 1976) Livin
The Christmas variety special is a staple on television during the holiday season, but black musicians have been historically barred from hosting their own Christmas themed specials. In this episode, discuss the evolution of the Black Christmas
In this episode, I recap on this past term, reflect on how I've been feeling on this break, and give a quick review for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) and season 4 of Fargo (FX/Hulu). Happy Holidays (corona edition)! * Follow Go Black Boy
Jalen catches up with his friend Erin Green, who is finishing his first semester of is PhD program, to talk about what it's like dealing with graduate school in a pandemic.  * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / Instagram @goblackboygo, the h
In this one I ramble about exams, coursework, teaching and TV. Happy Holidays! * Follow Go Black Boy Go on Twitter / IG @goblackboygo and the host on Twitter @jalenthompso. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Podbean and wherever else
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