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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!
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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!




BGN #85 | Moxie McGriff and Luke Cage

Segment 1: 9 year old Natalie McGriff is the creator of The Adventures of Moxie McGriff, a comic book about little black girl that turns her insecurities about her kinky hair into super powers. Co-hosted by Jamie. Kayla, Grace, and Tora Edited by MR Daniel Segment 2: An SDCC roundtable featuring the cast and crew of Luke Cage which includes: TV showrunner Cheo Hodari-Coker, head of Marvel TV Joseph Loeb, actors Mike Colter, Simone Missick. Frank Whaley, Mahershala Ali, Alfre...

Duration: 01:04:18

#BGNPodcast Extra – Penny Dreadful Series Finale

Jamie hosts a panel discussion about the surprise series finale to Penny Dreadful. Fans were shocked this past Sunday as the show abruptly ended leaving many loose ends for our favorite characters and their respective story arcs. Hosted by: Jamie Panel: Afiya, Revetta, and Valerie Complex Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Abel Korzeniowski

Duration: 00:57:20

BGN #77 | Roots Recap and Girl Talk

Segment 1: The legendary LeVar Burton joins us to talk about his legacy as an actor, producer, and host of one of the most prolific works of our generation. His work on Roots, Reading Rainbow, and Star Trek: The Next Generation has carved a landscape in our lives as fans and followers of his work. Co-hosted by: Marqueeda, Tora and Kayla Segment 2: Actor Regé-Jean Page plays the character of Chicken George in nights 3 and 4 of Roots and discusses the challenges and triumphs of being a part...

Duration: 01:40:33

#BGNPodcast Extra – X-Men Apocalypse

We discuss the latest comic book popcorn flick X-Men Apocalypse and we're not holding back! Panel features Jamie, Caron, Kay B, and Kayla Edited by Jamie Broadnax Music by SkyBlew Support us on Patreon!

Duration: 00:54:07

#BGNPodcast Extra – Hashtags, Blerds, & Online Community Building

A solo commentary featuring Jamie discusses the fallout behind the use of Twitter hashtags, policing blackness, and online community building. Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus

Duration: 01:05:24

BGN #74 | Misty Knight, Storm, Black Google and Mentorship

Segment 1: Actress Simone Missick playing the role of Misty Knight in Marvel's Luke Cage gives us insight about the new series and what its like to play a superhero! Co-hosted by: Caron and Latanya Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Segment 2: Actress Alexandra Shipp is playing Storm in X-Men Apocalypse. The self-declared Black Girl Nerd chats about the film and what she would like to see next for Ororo Munroe. Hosted by: Jamie Broadnax Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Segment 3: Valeisha Butterfield...

Duration: 01:26:13

BGN #72 | Joy Bryant, Underground, and Malik4Play

Segment 1: Actress Joy Bryant on her first podcast chats about her Bronx roots, working in Hollywood and being a self-declared Black Girl Nerd. Co-hosted by Kay B, Cynthia, and Joi Segment 2: Co-executive producer an series writer for the WGN series Underground, Misha Green joins us and discusses how the show has impacted audiences and the framework of its Twitter audience. Hosted by Jamie Segment 3: Malik Forte is a gaming editor for and is curates gaming content in the form...

Duration: 01:29:19

BGN #71 | The Lucas Bros and Roots

Segment 1: Keith and Kenny Lucas chats with us about comedy, weed, and Beyonce's Lemonade. Best known for their animated series The Lucas Bros Moving Co, they share their blerdy experiences as identical twin comedians. Segment 2: Jamie traveled to NYC and attended the screening of episode 1 of Roots, scheduled to premiere on May 30th. Actors, Malachi Kirby (Kunta Kinte), Regé-Jean Page (Chicken George) and Erica Tazel (Matilda) along with producers Will Packer and Mark Wolper; and costume...

BGN #67 | Malcolm D. Lee, Insanity Report, and Super Batty Daredevil

Segment 1: Filmmaker Malcolm D Lee chats with us about his latest film Barbershop: The Next Cut as well as how he started his career as movie director. Co-hosted by: Kayla, Caron, and Joelle Segment 2: Kriss from Insanity Check and several other podcasts chats in a one-on-one with Joi about how he got started in podcast and being a member of the geek press. Segment 3: Jamie, Kayla, Joelle, Caron, and Gabrielle chat about BatmanvSuperman and season 2 of Daredevil. We go ALL in on our...

Duration: 02:11:43

#BGNPodcast Extra - The Gibbs Sisters

In this #BGNPodcast extra we sit down with the Gibbs sisters. Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs talks about their latest project recently fully funded by Kickstarter called "The Invention of E.J. Whitaker." Hosted by Caron Music by Sammus

Duration: 00:24:31

BGN #66 | Keanu, Jessica Chobot, Alchemist Cookbook, and Blavity

Segment 1: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele chats with us at SXSW about their latest film Keanu which premiered at the festival. Co-host Jacqueline Segment 2: Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News talks about her appearance SXSW and working as a geek girl in media. Co-host Jacqueline Segment 3: Joel Protrykus discusses his latest film The Alchemist Cookbook at premiered at SXSW and working as an indie filmmaker outside of Hollywood. Co-host Joelle Segment 4: Morgan Debaun is the CEO and...

Duration: 01:00:17

BGN #65 | DeRay, Jake Choi, Hyper Force Neo, and Wonder Woman

Segment 1: DeRay sits down with Caron and discusses his candidacy as mayor of Baltimore and how he has used social media to foster change in the Black Lives Matter movement. Segment 2: Actor Jake Choi chats with co-hosts Kayla, Kay, and ReBecca about his career and Asian representation in film in TV. He also discusses the negative stereotypes that come with being a person of color. Segment 3: Kayla interview Jarrett Williams, the creator of Hyper Force Neo and many other creator owned...

Duration: 01:38:16

BGN #64 | Effie Brown and Black Nerd Comedy

Segment 1: Hollywood producer Effie Brown (Dear White People, Real Women Have Curves) chats with us about her career and the controversy that brewed between her and Matt Damon on the HBO series Project Greenlight. Co-hosted by Lauren, Joelle, and Connie Segment 2: Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows joins us to talk about his wildly popular YouTube channel, how he's built an audience and creating his brand Black Nerd Comedy. Co-hosted by Kayla and Joi Effie Brown interview edited by John Bauer...

Duration: 01:14:00

#BGNPodcast Extra - RSVPster and Dorée Seay

Segment 1: Jacqueline Coley interviews Jennifer Sinski, co-founder of RSVPster. The app is used to help track information on events and parties happening at SXSW this year at the annual festival. Segment 2: Alexsis Page interviews Dorée Seay, an actress and producer who is currently starring in Split Lip. She chats about her career and her love of all things nerdy. Music By: Sammus

Duration: 00:38:29

BGN #63 | Women In Tech, Remixing Colorblind, and GlobalGirlsSquad

Segment 1: Amanda Spann and Sheena Allen are mobile app developers behind the new mixology app Alchomy. The app has generated over 2 million downloads and they discuss how the tech world is evolving and it's an everyman's game at this point. Co-hosted by Terra, Joelle, and Kayla Segment 2: Dr. Sheena C. Howard is the filmmaker behind the new documentary Remixing Colorblind which discusses the implicit racial biases in our educational system. Hosted by Caron Segment 3: Dina Tate is the...

Duration: 01:33:53

#BGNPodcast Extra - Oscars Wrap Up Roundtable

Jamie leads a roundtable discussion with co-hosts Cynthia, Caron, Joi, and Kayla to talk about the Oscars. The discussion surrounded Chris Rock's performance as host, the backlash on social media from non-Black people of color, and a quick discussion of the monstrosity behind the film Gods of Egypt. Music By: Shubzilla and YBC Tha NeRd Twitter @ybcthanerd Instagram @Ybc_Tha_Nerd

Duration: 00:54:08

BGN #62 | Luvvie, Leslie Harris, Amanda Seales, and A Tribe Called Geek

Segment 1: Luvvie Ajayi, best known from her blog Awesomely Luvvie talks about her work as a digital strategist and working as a social media influencer. Twitter: @luvvie Co-hosted by Mel and Lauren Segment 2: Leslie Harris is a writer and filmmaker and known for her film Just Another Girl on the IRT. She discusses what women can do to get funded in the film industry and her experiences with gatekeeping in Hollywood. Twitter: @les24fps Co-hosted by Kayla, Joelle, and Caron Segment 3:...

Duration: 01:45:59

#BGNPodcast Extra - Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta is an actor, producer, podcaster, and service member who has appeared in TV shows such as "Nurse Jackie" and "How To Get Away With Murder". His latest work is the SyFy series "The Magicians". He plays the role of Penny a drifter with supernatural abilities that attends a university for spellcasters. Arjun chats with is about his podcast American Desis, his work with the homeless, and the normalization of people of color and marginalized groups in media. Enjoy this #BGNPodcast...

Duration: 00:27:31

BGN #61 | Van Jones, Vixen, and SEND ME

Segment 1: Van Jones discusses politics and the current Presidential election. He also chats about his non-profit orgs such as #YesWeCode and bringing the digital community to inner city youth. Co-hosted by Joelle Monique Segment 2: Megalyn Echikunwoke the star of the CW Seed series Vixen chats about her role and her upcoming guest star role as Mari McCabe in live action form in Arrow. Co-hosted by Grace Gipson and Joelle Monique Segment 3: Steve Harper is the creator of the new webseries...

Duration: 01:18:17

#BGNPodcast Extra - Dr. andré carrington PhD

In a #BGNPodcast extra, host Caron does a one-on-one interview with Dr. andré carrington PhD. He is the author of Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race and Science Fiction. The discussion is centered around the depiction of people of color within the genre and how the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality are represented. Music By: Sammus

Duration: 00:38:44

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