Podcast #25: The Two Michael Sams.

Michael Sam made history this year when he became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — or any of America’s major pro sports, for that matter. In this sports media, his estrangement from his family was characterized as simple homophobia. But when Joel went down to Texas to track down the [...]

PostBourgie: The Podcast | #23: #Ferguson.

In late August, Joel, Jamelle and Gene were all in Ferguson covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting for their respective jobs. They compare notes on what they saw and heard and what, if anything, happens next. [...]

Bless Your Heart #2! The Stars and Bars and #TeamJake.

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On the second episode of the “Bless Your Heart” podcast, Nichole and Tracy discuss what Northerners don’t get about Southerners — like the Confederate flag. Plus: observations on how cute Jake from ‘Scandal’ is, The Best Man Holiday and whether to disclose to your partner your number. (Some salty language.)

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Introducing The Bless Your Heart Podcast!

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It’s been a long time, we know. But here’s something new and different — the inaugural episode of the monthly Bless Your Heart podcast. Our own Tracy “Brokey McPoverty” Clayton and Nichole Perkins talk about the tyranny of the dick pic, women-centered porn and “Martin.” (Some salty language, obviously.)

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PostBourgie: The Podcast | #22: Django Unpacked.

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On this week’s ep, Joel, Jamelle and G.D. are joined by Slate’s Aisha Harris and Prof. Sarah Jackson of Northeastern University to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s messy, subversive, confounding slavery revenge flick, “Django Unchained.” [...]

Podcast #21: Blackface Christmas!

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PostBourgie: The Podcast | #20: Giving Up Football, And Losing A Language

The cloud of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — the concussion-related brain disease that can lead to mental illness and Alzheimer’s-like symptoms — has hung over the apparent suicide of Junior Seau, one of the N.F.L.’s great linebackers. The news was the final straw for Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, who wrote that he could no [...]

PostBourgie Podcast #19: Beats, Rhymes & Life.

This week, G.D. and Joel are joined by the always-insightful Jay Smooth of IllDoctrine, Donwill of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, and Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show,” to talk about Michael Rapaport’s documentary on A Tribe Called Quest, “Beats Rhymes and Life.” You’ll also learn about Wyatt’s secret crooner past and [...]