The Nod


A podcast from Gimlet Media that explores both the biggest moments and most underexplored corners of Black culture. Hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings.

  • 47 minutes 48 seconds
    Getting Insecure with Jay Ellis

    For Colored Nerds is back! And to kick things off, Brittany and Eric sit down with actor Jay Ellis, who plays the most divisive character on Insecure — Lawrence. He told us all about his thoughts on Lawrence, what it’s meant to play such a controversial character, and what’s in store for the rest of Insecure’s fifth and final season. To get your weekly dose of Brittany and Eric, be sure to subscribe to For Colored Nerds wherever you listen to podcasts!

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    16 November 2021, 7:35 pm
  • 8 minutes 52 seconds
    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'

    Girlfriends, Insecure, Uncorked — what do they have in common? Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny of course! Today, Prentice talks about his origins on Girlfriends, Insecure's Emmy noms, and the need for more Black writers.

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    20 October 2020, 7:14 pm
  • 6 minutes 49 seconds
    The 40-Year-Old Version

    Sundance award winning director Radha Blank joins B + E to discuss her debut film, The 40-Year-Old Version, produced by Lena Waithe. She shares why Spike Lee and New York City play a major influence on her work.  

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    13 October 2020, 7:50 pm
  • 8 minutes 27 seconds
    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 important moments of the campaign season.

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    8 October 2020, 3:03 pm
  • 8 minutes 33 seconds
    Cosplaying While Black

    With New York Comic-Con going remote, Eric talks with internet sensation, Korra — ahem — Kiera Please about its most beloved tradition: cosplay. They talk Blackness, anime's mainstream re-brand, and she even helps Eric with a Halloween surprise. 

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    6 October 2020, 8:06 pm
  • 9 minutes 28 seconds
    Big Freedia's Bounce

    The New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has a lot on her plate! From a doc about gun violence to a brand new cooking show; she tells us how she’s using her platform to shine a light on the culture and the most pressing issues of her city.

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    29 September 2020, 7:36 pm
  • 16 minutes 31 seconds
    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons

    Brittany and Eric put the internet's most controversial gossip blog in the hot seat. Is The Shade Room good for the Blacks? Author George Johnson discusses The Shade Room's place in Black celebrity gossip and internet culture at large.

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    22 September 2020, 6:27 pm
  • 6 minutes 51 seconds
    The Cost of Student Debt

    NYT best selling author Michael Arceneaux chats with Brittany and Eric about his latest book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, and the untold emotional toll of student debt.

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    15 September 2020, 10:00 am
  • 8 minutes 16 seconds
    The Power of La La Anthony

    Actress La La Anthony tells B + E all about 'The Chi', her journey as an actress, and how she seeks to uplift Black women with her work as a producer. Plus: La La shares which 'Power' character would make a killing on OnlyFans.

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    8 September 2020, 3:12 pm
  • 8 minutes 19 seconds
    Sports Strike Against Racism

    Brittany and Eric discuss the unprecedented decision of numerous athletes to strike in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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    1 September 2020, 3:13 pm
  • 8 minutes 17 seconds
    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 and Eric on The Nod Show.

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    25 August 2020, 2:16 pm
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