Take a look (er, listen?) at CASSIUS’ favorite podcast episodes from the past week.
The Nod (Gimlet)
Hosted by Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse
Available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Podbay
Eric and Brittany explore the origins of hip-hop’s relationship with Polo and discuss how the brand went from adorning prep students to turning up in Trick Daddy songs.
“Hella Great (feat. Yvonne Orji & Jay Ellis)”
Insecuritea: The Insecure Aftershow (HBO & Loud Speakers Network)
Hosted by Crissle and Hey Fran Hey (Refinery29)
Available via iTunes, SoundCloud, Podbay
Crissle and Fran welcome the actors who bring some of our favorite twenty-somethings to life. Laughs are had and shade is thrown as they discuss therapy, the inability of some men to say what they feel, and the importance of communicating with the person whose toes you’re curling.
Stuff Your Mom Never Told You (How Stuff Works)
Hosted by Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd
Available via iTunes, SoundCloud
Emilie and Bridget discuss why Miley Cyrus and her ilk’s adoption & rejection of #theculture is super problematic, drawing a direct line from Billie Holiday not being able to enter her headlining shows through the front door to the explosion of “boxer braids.” Fast forward to the 29 minute mark to hear CASSIUS boss lady Kierna Mayo serve up a fascinating read.
Black Girl Podcast
Hosted by Rebecca “Bex” Francois, Alysha Pamphile, Gia Peppers, Sapphira Martin, and Deanii “Scottie Beam” Scott
Available via iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud
The girls dish on Curlfest and South in the City and reveal how surprised they are at receiving so much listener love. Other topics include getting out of your own way, having sex with an ex, and why a ‘good morning’ text is NOT concrete evidence of a relationship. Later, Rebecca is forced to gush about her new found love and reveals her tendency to search for flaws that don’t exist.
Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood (Head Gum)
Hosted by Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III
Available via iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher
After a record breaking weekend at the box office that upstaged both Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, “Girls Trip” is on track to be the comedy of the year. The guys invite Monique Moses to discuss the film and its potential impact on the long-standing myth that Black movies aren’t money makers.
In Real Life (Tidal)
Hosted by Angie Martinez and Miss Info
Available via Tidal
Angie’s tired of people joining the He-Man-Meek-Mill-Haters-Club, while Miss Info has had enough of your inspirational memes. The vegan burgers are still on deck, the justice system is getting the side-eye, and the persistent debate about supporting artists while condemning their real-life behavior rages on.