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For Colored Nerds
For Colored Nerds
Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings, and Stitcher

Each week, BFFs and cultural critics Brittany and Eric deconstruct the nerdier side of pop culture. Joined by a rotating cast of... more

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Vibe Check’s Thoughts on That NYTimes Popeyes Love Story

If you’ve been listening to our last few episodes, you’ll know we’ve had the hosts of Vibe Check – Sam... more

15 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
Stacey Abrams is Running Against History

This week, we're passing the mic to our very own Brittany Luse. As you all know, Brittany is the new... more

08 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
RANKED: Series Finales

For the final episode of For Colored Nerds, Brittany and Eric rank the best series finales of all time.

01 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Will Smith, The Slap, and the Death of Celebrity with Aisha Harris

In this penultimate episode of For Colored Nerds, Brittany, Eric, and host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Aisha Harris,... more

25 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
We're in Our Black Female Antihero Era

Tony Soprano. Walter White. Don Draper. Stringer Bell. Throughout the years, viewers have followed the trials, tribulations, and bad behavior... more

18 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
Living in a Post-Roe America with Khiara Bridges

On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, Americans have mobilized to defend access to... more

11 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
Vibe Check with Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones, & Zach Stafford

This week, Brittany and Eric are joined by the hosts of Vibe Check - Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones, & Zach... more

04 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
The Problem with Fast Fashion with Aja Barber

Writer, stylist, and consultant Aja Barber joins the show to give the lowdown on fast fashion and its effects on... more

27 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Reality With the King with Carlos King

Reality TV juggernaut Carlos King joins the show to talk all things reality TV. From spearheading the most iconic seasons... more

20 Sep 2022 · 47 minutes
All Good Things...

Brittany AND Eric (!!!) are back with two big announcements for the show.

13 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
The Memeification of Domestic Violence with Beverly Gooden

Content Warning: This episode contains discussions about domestic violence/IPV. This week, author and advocate Beverly Gooden joins the show. Beverly... more

06 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Welcome to Provincetown with Qya Cristal

Every year tourists flock to visit Provincetown (aka P-Town), Massachusetts, a beach town and safe haven for queer folks looking... more

30 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Code Switch with Gene Demby & B.A. Parker

Today on the show, Brittany's talking all things race with NPR’s Code Switch host Gene Demby and the newest addition... more

23 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Trials and Triumphs with Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins

For Colored Nerds is back this week with actress, host, and fellow bison, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins. You may know her... more

16 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
Beyonce's Best Songs: RANKED with Sylvia Obell

Beyoncé is coming. To properly prepare for the arrival of her 7th studio album Renaissance, Brittany is joined by entertainment... more

26 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
Facing Life with Pendarvis Harshaw and Brandon Tauszik

This week, Eric interviews journalist Pendarvis Harshaw and filmmaker Brandon Tauszik about their groundbreaking online documentary, Facing Life. Facing Life... more

19 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
There Are No Girls On the Internet with Bridget Todd

Bridget Todd, host of There Are No Girls on The Internet, joins the show this week to talk to us... more

12 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Boys Come First with Aaron Foley

This week, journalist and author Aaron Foley joins the show to talk about his debut novel, Boys Come First. The... more

05 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
On Lil Nas X, Isaiah Rashad, & Rothaniel with Tirhakah Love

After our episode with Tirhakah Love on Kendrick Lamar's latest album, Brittany and Eric realized there was another conversation brewing... more

28 Jun 2022 · 47 minutes
The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans with Melissa Beck

This week, Brittany and Eric return to the show that started it all: The Real World. As long time fans... more

21 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers Review with Tirhakah Love

Brittany and Eric are comin' for your top five. After days of buzz, questions, conspiracies, and accusations, it's safe to... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Red Lip Theology with Candice Marie Benbow

This week, Brittany and Eric chat with theologian, writer, and author Candice Marie Benbow about her book, Red Lip Theology:... more

07 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations with Nicole Taylor

This week, Brittany chatted with Nicole A. Taylor, writer, master home chef, producer, and cookbook author about her latest cookbook... more

31 May 2022 · 40 minutes
Let’s Get Critical with Angelica Jade Bastien

Have you ever felt bad for critiquing a Black film for fear of "no more being made"? Feeling so-so about... more

24 May 2022 · 49 minutes
Wendy Williams: A Retrospective with Ira Madison III

From The Slap Heard Around to World to Rihanna's pregnancy, we've heard all the possible takes on our juiciest celebrity... more

17 May 2022 · 45 minutes
The Movement Made Us with David Dennis Jr.

What's good, For Colored Nerds fam? Brittany and Eric are back this week with David Dennis Jr. David is a... more

10 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Post Reports: How The Student Loan Freeze Helped Black Women

Today we have a very preview from the Washington Post’s daily show, Post Reports. Every weekday, host Martine Powers walks... more

03 May 2022 · 6 minutes
SNEAK PEEK: Well-Read Black Girl and Gabrielle Union Talk ‘Bring It On’

Today we have a very special clip of Well-Read Black Girl, where the host and creator, Glory Edim, talks to... more

26 Apr 2022 · 3 minutes
Shine Bright with Danyel Smith

This week, Brittany chats with iconic journalist, magazine editor, and novelist, Danyel Smith, about the release of her new book,... more

19 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Giving Birth While Black with NATAL

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, the For Colored Nerds crew chats with Gabrielle Horton and Martina Abrahams Ilunga,... more

12 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
$500K or Dinner with Dan Runcie?

Verzuz, Issa Rae's empire, and dinner with Jay-Z - oh my! Trapital founder and host Dan Runcie joins the show... more

05 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Black in Time: The Gilded Age, Bridgerton, & Beyond

This week, Brittany and Eric take on the increase of Black characters in period dramas, a genre that mostly known... more

29 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
RANKED: The Faking the Funk Edition

This week, For Colored Nerds brings back RANKED. To honor the 31st anniversary of Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, Brittany... more

22 Mar 2022 · 36 minutes
Looking Back and Forward at Black Lives Matter

In January, New York Magazine published a retrospective on the 10 years since Trayvon Martin’s death and the subsequent birth... more

15 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Is Healthy Black Love Possible on Reality TV? feat. Nephew Tommy

Love is Blind, Married at First Sight, Love Island... what do all these shows have in common? Total and absolute... more

08 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Where Are All the "Bad" Black Moms?

This week, Brittany lets Eric (and the world!) know that she's finally mom-curious... but there's a catch. She doesn't just... more

01 Mar 2022 · 44 minutes
Thee Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim

This week, writer and founder of Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim, joins the show to talk about her new podcast:... more

22 Feb 2022 · 34 minutes
The Divine Feminine, The High Value Man and You feat. Kimberly Nicole Foster

If you’ve been on the internet AT ALL you've probably heard the terms: high value man, divine feminine, alpha male,... more

15 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Miss Jackson If You're Nasty

Janet, "Miss Jackson if You're Nasty," is back with a 4-part documentary about her superstar upbringing, taking control of her... more

08 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Girlboss in the City

With shows like Harlem, Run the World, and Twenties... we couldn't help but wonder... do all these shows have something... more

01 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
Authenticity at Work is a Trap with Jodi-Ann Burey

Jodi-Ann Burey is a writer, speaker and host who works at the intersection of race, culture and health equity. She... more

25 Jan 2022 · 46 minutes
Started from the Top with Vallery Lomas

Former lawyer Vallery Lomas turned to baking on a whim, but quickly shot to the top when she became the... more

18 Jan 2022 · 48 minutes
Internet Goon with Jason Parham

Writer Jason Parham -- our first ever repeat guest -- chats with Brittany and Eric about the distinct way he... more

11 Jan 2022 · 51 minutes
SNEAK PEEK: Back Issue

Today we share a special clip of Back Issue, a podcast about pop culture and nostalgia from friends and co-hosts... more

06 Jan 2022 · 6 minutes

Happy New Year! Today, Brittany and Eric share their intentions (not resolutions!) for 2022, and how they've grown over time.

04 Jan 2022 · 47 minutes
The Newlywed Game with Back Issue

Before the year ends, Brittany and Eric welcome another dynamic duo: Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn, hosts of the Back... more

28 Dec 2021 · 45 minutes
Lifetime's Black Christmas

The holiday movie genre is loved by many (especially Brittany), even though its films are known to be about as... more

21 Dec 2021 · 49 minutes
Black Film Archive

In 2020, Maya Cade started the Black Film Archive, a collection dedicated to the long legacy of Black cinema history.... more

14 Dec 2021 · 38 minutes
HBO's Love Life

Season 2 of the HBO Max romantic comedy anthology series, Love Life, follows the ups and downs of Marcus Watkins... more

07 Dec 2021 · 46 minutes
A New Origin Story with Nikole Hannah-Jones

The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project shattered common narratives about the founding of the United States and the profound... more

30 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
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The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project shattered common narratives about the founding of the United States and the profound history, impact... more