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In the (Podcast) News
- ICYMI, Alex wrote a blog post about the recent conversations on police brutality and systemic racism, as the importance of consistently uplifting black voices in the podcast world and beyond. Check it out!
- Catch up on your news with these two great recommendations from The Daily: “Why They’re Protesting” and “The Case for Defunding the Police.“
- You can also see the hilarious Michael Barbaro TikTok we mentioned here.
- Hear from Stacey Abrams (and as Alex says “GET EDUCATED”) on Pod Save America here.
- Alex listened to Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air, specifically his episode with Nikole Hannah-Jones on George Floyd and the History of Systemic Racism in America
- Find out about every season of Slow Burn. They are so. well. done.
- We shouted out that Zencastr is toying with video on their platform.
- We are so proud that we had TWO out of EIGHT podcast hosts from Vanity Fair‘s list of “Eight Queer Podcasts to Listen to During Pride Month and Beyond” on our show last month. Listen to the episode here.
- If you’ve seen #FreeAnotherRound trending, read Hot Pod’s informative article on the situation with Buzzfeed and Another’s Round’s archives to learn more about their request for access to their back catalog. Also, check out Brittany Luse’s (The Nod co-host) thread for an honest look at this podcast industry model.
This month, Alex chose Girl Tales as her BYOP!
Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won’t find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favorite fairytales into exciting new adventures. Written by women, non-binary, and trans male playwrights, Girl Tales offers a feminist twist on classic fairytales, fables, and myths. With energetic voice actors and professional sound design, these radio plays burst to life at the touch of a button.
There are various formats for the episodes, ranging from more traditional storytelling to fun “Nova’s Lab Segments” to their LGDBT (Little Girls Doing Big Things) interviews. If you’re seeking a fun, inclusive, empowering show for little ones, look no further!
Although the show is taking a hiatus, there’s plenty of great backlist to get you and your younger listener through the summer. Try out “Anansi and the Sky Goddess Asase Yaa” by Bleu Beckford-Burrell for straightforward storytelling, or “Nova’s Lab! Becoming Queen Lili’uokalani’s Ukelele” for a fun and informative science-meets-history episode.
Interview with The Point Noir Podcast host Jerry the 3rd
This month, we had an insightful chat with Jerry the 3rd—he shared a wealth of info about his podcast journey and how he’s focused on creating community for men of color who travel.
The Point Noir Podcast features travel and adventure stories for men of color, told by men of color, seeking to shift their paradigms through travel. Host Jerry the 3rd cultivates perspectives of those who have taken the leap to explore life beyond their homes and comfort zones.
Towards the end of the interview, Jerry shared his tips for anyone looking to start their own podcast projects:
- Go with something that you’re passionate about and interested in. Get caught doing something you wanted to do anyway.
- Get started before you think you’re ready.
We have a solid list of holidays and ways you can celebrate and educate during the month of July (through podcasts, of course!):
- July – Ice Cream Month
- July 1st – International Joke Day
- Really, Good One in general, but especially the episode with Hannah Gadsby. Learn more from Vulture’s “Why Hannah Gadsby Structured Her New Special Like a Fugue” article.
- July 4th – Independence Day
- July 6th – Kissing Day
- July 13th – National French Fry Day
- July 30th – International Day of Friendship