S3 E2: The Death of Sovereignty

How do we think of sovereignty itself? Spending money on Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral while Hurricane Fiona ravages the Caribbean? Nah. Should we seek sovereignty? How is it actively pursued under our western democratic projects? This week, we try to reconcile European ideals for those previously colonized within the oppressive structures that codified the colonized’s…

S3 E1: Dangerously in Love with Celebrity

Your favorite terrestrial commoners are back! For our first episode of the new THIRD season, we’re talking about popular culture, the cult of celebrity and influence, and how they undermine radical movements for change. Discussed today:1. Postfeminism and post-Civil Rights Movement2. Beyonce’s Renaissance3. Meghan Markle4. Tiffany Haddish Past episodes to dive into for reference: Episode:…

S2 E16: Practicing Zora

In this final episode of the season, you will hear our incredible conversation with Professors Riché J. Daniel Barnes, Kevin Quashie, and Autumn Womack, and vocalist and composer Candice Hoyes from Wednesday, May 4th. Traditionally, Zora Neale Hurston has been more widely celebrated for her contributions to American literature than as an anthropologist and folklorist.…

S2 E14: Defund the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

The industrial complex is an industrial complex! Today we’ll be talking about the spread of industrial complexes, non-profits, so-called activist influencers, the controversy around BLM Global Network spending, and the whispers around Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kimberlé Crenshaw being problématique. What’s the Word? Industrial Complex. Popularized by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the industrial complex refers to…

S2 E12: Villain Origin Story

Is rejection and trauma the Black Manosphere and Toxic Femininity villain origin story?! In today’s episode we’re joined by soon-to-be PhD Candidate Anuli Akanegbu to discuss patriarchy, the know-your-place aggression towards Black women online, and what draws people to these spaces on the internet. What’s The Word? Patriarchy. This term is used to describe a society that…