PostBourgie Podcast Archives

A few years back, I was walking down 16th Street in Philly with Tracy when I nudged her to walk with me to my old elementary school on Lombard Street. It was still there,  looking all austere and gray-brown like any proper century-old Philadelphia public school building. It seemed much smaller now that I was grown. But that’s Read More

On a recent two-part story on This American Life, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine went to Normandy High School — the struggling St. Louis County school from which Michael Brown graduated just weeks before he was killed last year in Ferguson. Normandy is the lowest-ranked high school in Missouri and nearly entirely Read More

Terryn is packing up and moving to the D for a new gig! To help get her ready, we convened some folks who have Big Thoughts about the state of the blackest city in America. Angela Flournoy, a PBer and the author of the critically acclaimed new novel, The Turner House, set her book in Read More

On the last day of Black History Month™, Tracy joins Jamelle, Terryn and G.D. to discuss her satirical Little Known Black History Facts, the pushback to it,  and the touchiness around Black History Month writ large.  Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. This episode was produced by the great Channing Kennedy.

It’s everyone’s least-favorite Hallmark holiday, so Terryn and me called up some folks who tweeted us their worst date stories. Let’s all humbug together. (And biiiig thanks to Genie, Tamara, Ko and Tracy for baring their souls.) Listen below on Soundcloud, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

NPR’s Bilal Qureshi and the writer Joshunda Sanders join G.D. to chop it up about “Selma,” the much-discussed historical drama by the director Ava Duvernay.

Photo courtesy of Erik Daniel Drost’s Flickr 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 Read More

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.

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.)  Related Links: Tracy went on Read More