Next week marks the start of ZD 102, the second “semester” of our first season of the podcast! From February to July, we’ll be dropping bi-weekly episodes that will continue to challenge and inform. It’ll be everything you loved about the first semester, but a little extra because Alyssa and Brendane are where the money reside!
Co-Hosts: Brendane Tynes and Alyssa A.L. James
Title: We Back, We Black, and We On the Track
Total Length: 00:02:30
Hey Alyssa, are you there? [Pause] Girl, we can’t hear you, you gon’ have to unmute yourself.
Damn! Almost a year of Zoom U and I’m still making that mistake. Well, I’m here!
Great, we made it. We made it. It’s 2021 and the 21st century is officially [chuckles] old enough to drink.
Well, it seems to me that this century has been drinking for quite a few years now. [Brendane: Um, preach.]
Well, the Cheeto-in-charge may officially be out of office, but I am certain that the tomfoolery will continue.
[Sighs] Not the tomfoolery, chile. And I know you wanted to use another word, but regardless of whatever you call it, we’re here to tell it about itself through the lens of Black feminist anthropology.
Yes, so welcome to ZD 102 where we will be building on some of the concepts we introduced last semester, like afropessimism, misogynoir, and abolition. We’ll also be presenting new concepts, and of course, continuing to read popular culture for filth.
And we’ll be bringing you more guests and more bonus episodes, and sourcing content straight from listeners just like you. So be on the lookout for calls and tell us your experiences of ‘teaching while black’ or to give your thoughts on whether Black History Month is really for Black folk.
Exactly. It’ll just be more of what you already love: critical participant observation, deep conversations, and plenty of repartee between Brendane and me.
You know, we’ll have a few little brief confabs, right?
Yeah, you know, like the occasional palaver. [Laughs]
Yo, literally every time you say palaver, I just get more and more like dead yo. So, we also have some surprises in store for you: we’ll have a new sound and we’re launching ZD t-shirts – and let me tell you, Alyssa? Girl, you did the damn thing with them.
Thank you! We’re excited and we hope you are too so. So, subscribe to the podcast on your preferred platform. Follow us on Instagram at zorasdaughters and Twitter at zoras_daughters. Underscore daughters and you’ll be the first to know when episode one of ZD 102 drops next week.
And remember, we must take care of ourselves and each other. Bye!
00:02:18 Brendane [rapping]
It’s lit! We back. [Together:] AYYY! Season 2 [Together:] AYYY! We Black and we back and we on the track. [MUSIC ENDS]
Ayyy! ZD 102. [snaps] Wassup [snaps] wassup, ay [snaps] [Alyssa laughs, fade out]
00:02:30 [END OF RECORDING]