The Nod

The Nod

The Nod

CATEGORY: Arts
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
  1. February 23, 2021
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 41 min
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    The Deacons
    Eric tells a story about forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan…
  2. February 23, 2021
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 32 min
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    From Zamunda to Wakanda
    Coming to America may have given us the greatest Jheri Curl anthem ever made, but that doesn’t make it untouchable. With a potential sequel on the way, we asked a question we never thought we’d ask: is Coming t…
  3. February 23, 2021
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    Moooo and Oink!
    Brittany and Eric watch the blackest commercial ever made. Also, an untold story from Black history where somebody gets… bit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  4. February 23, 2021
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    Don Lemon is... Magneto
    Some funny things happened in the past year: a reality TV star became president, tiki torches had to renounce white nationalism, and CNN's Don Lemon seemingly went through a reinvention. In our latest edition o…
  5. February 23, 2021
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    BONUS: Don't Call It A Resolution
    Brittany doesn't make New Year's resolutions. Instead, she creates a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Eric is skeptical of the process. In this week's bonus, Brittany tells Eric h…
  6. February 23, 2021
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 36 min
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    The Paradise Garage
    Reggie Ossé, friend of The Nod and host of The Combat Jack Show, explains how a wild night of dancing and partying helped him get into his dream law school. And Producer Emanuele Berry shares the story of the m…
  7. February 23, 2021
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    The Hairstons Part 2: Diary of a Mad Black Cousin
    Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the celebrations and pleasantries. Until one y…
  8. February 23, 2021
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    The Hairstons Part 1: Snakes on a Plantation
    At a plantation in the South, descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, entangled by namesake and blood, long after the end of slavery. Eric tells the story of one woman who bro…
  9. February 23, 2021
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    BONUS: What Happens In New Orleans
    In this week's bonus episode, Brittany and Eric share the story of their recent trip to New Orleans. Because what happens in New Orleans... doesn't stay in New Orleans, at least when it comes to these two.Learn…
  10. February 23, 2021
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    BONUS: Eric Hates Reading The Credits
    In this week's outtakes: Eric struggles with names, and Brittany has good foundational skincare.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  11. February 23, 2021
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    The Nod Bureau of Investigation
    A woman comes to the Nod Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with a mystery that only a Black person could have. Brittany and her team of detectives embark on a search for a long lost childhood memento and become ent…
  12. February 23, 2021
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 26 min
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    Nobody Looks Like Me
    You’ve heard of the Little Rock Nine, but what about the Memphis 13? Eric talks to a man whose parents put him on the front lines of the battle for public school desegregation.... when he was only five years ol…
  13. February 23, 2021
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    Good For The Blacks: Cardi vs. Nicki
    The beef between rap titans Cardi B and Nicki Minaj consumed the news this year. Shoes have been thrown, emails leaked, political candidates endorsed, and Harriet Tubman’s queenhood questioned. We consult comed…
  14. February 23, 2021
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    The Man Who Beat the NCAA
    Eric talks with Ed O’Bannon, a former professional basketball player whose landmark lawsuit forced a national conversation on whether the NCAA should pay college athletes. It’s a conversation with massive impli…
  15. February 23, 2021
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    Isn't It Romantic? feat. Jasmine Guillory
    Earlier this year, Brittany finally discovered the steamy, sensual world of romance novels that center Black women. A fire was lit, and she had to know more. So Brittany got schooled on the history of Black wom…
  16. February 23, 2021
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    Fearing the Black Body
    What if we told you that every fad diet, fashion editorial, and #fitspo post on social media could all be traced back to racist pseudoscience? In this episode, Brittany is joined by Sabrina Strings, sociologist…
  17. February 23, 2021
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    Intentions for 2020
    In this week's BONUS, Brittany and Eric discuss their intentions for the coming year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  18. February 23, 2021
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    See You Soon!
    On this final episode of The Nod podcast, Brittany and Eric take some AMA questions from listeners and each other. As they prepare to embark on their newest journey (a daily video show on Quibi), the friends re…
  19. February 23, 2021
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    Aminé: Life in Limbo
    Aminé’s 2nd album Limbo released this month and is already being heralded as his best work to date. The invigorating rising star takes a moment from his wild videos and hectic schedule to reflect with Brittany…
  20. February 23, 2021
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    VP Debate: What's at Stake
    What do candidates Pence and Harris have to lose, and what do they have to prove? Political commentator Shawna Thomas reveals how the VP candidates and the debate moderator have prepared for one of the most imp…

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