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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on http://blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

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Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on http://blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!

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405: Actor Kadeem Hardison

5/27/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Kadeem Hardison. Kadeem Hardison plays Professor Gardner, a college literature professor in the current Showtime series The Chi. Hardison became known for his role as the fast-talking, flip-sunglass-wearing, girl-watching "Dwayne Wayne" on NBC's hit show A Different World alongside Lisa Bonet, Jasmine Guy and Debbie Allen. This role made him an instant ‘90s icon and a memorable television figure, and he even directed several episodes of the show. Before his breakout role, Kadeem began his acting career in 1981 on the ABC After School Special The Color of Friendship. Kadeem most recently starred in Moonhaven for AMC, was a series regular on Teenage Bounty Hunters for Netflix and recurred on the comedy series Black Monday for Showtime. In 2018, he starred in Love Is… for OWN. He also starred in Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover opposite Zendaya for three seasons. He has guest starred and recurred on various shows such Grownish, NBC's Parenthood, The CW's Supernatural and the CBS comedy 9JKL, Between Brothers and House M.D, UPN’S Girlfriends and Everybody Hates Chris on CBS, along with many others. Kadeem made his motion picture debut in Stan Lathan’s 1984 adaptation of James Baldwin’s classic Go Tell it on the Mountain and worked again with Lathan that same year in Beat Street. From there, he took several comedic supporting roles in films such as Spike Lee’s School Daze, Keenen Ivory Wayans’ Blaxploitation tribute I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and Ron Shelton’s White Men Can’t Jump. He also co-starred alongside Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett in the comedy Vampire in Brooklyn. Kadeem currently resides in New York and Los Angeles, and has a daughter named Sophia. Host: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:19:11

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404: Marvel Executive Brad Winderbaum and X-Men '97 Episode 10 Recap

5/20/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we chat with Marvel executive Brad Winderbaum and we recap the season finale of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Brad Winderbaum is Executive Producer and Marvel Studios Head of TV, Streaming, and Animation. During his tenure with Marvel, he spear-headed the Marvel One-shot program, serving as Executive Producer on several short films, including "Item 47," "Agent Carter," and "All Hail the King." He helped develop the studio's growing continuity exploring the interconnectivity throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and created behind the scenes documentaries and interactive campaigns for Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's The Avengers. Host: Jamie Segment 2: We recap the season finale of X-Men '97 episode 10 Tolerance Is Extinction Part 3. We welcome special guest Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics. Host: Jamie and Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:28:19

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403: X-Men'97 Episode 9 Recap

5/13/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 9 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. We also welcome special guest actor and filmmaker Damien D. Smith. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax New episodes air weekly on Disney+

Duration:01:12:50

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402: Birgundi Baker and Hannaha Hall of 'The Chi' & X-Men '97 Episode 8 Recap

5/6/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we have a 2-part episode! We welcome actors Birgundi Baker and Hannaha Hall of The Chi and we breakdown episode 8 of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Birgundi Baker hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from Howard University’s musical theater program and shortly after moved to Chicago to pursue her career in acting. Previously, she was seen in hit series such as Fox’s Empire, ABC’s Station 19, the CW DC series Black Lightning, and NBC’s Chicago Med and Chicago PD. Hannaha Hall is best known for her roles in the TV shows, The Chi (2018) and Chicago Med (2015). After completing college, she moved to New York City to study acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Host: Ryanne Segment 2: Episode 8 recap aptly titled "Tolerance is Extinction" Part One is recapped in this week. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they’re challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:29:44

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401: Sara Cohen and Dora Kamau of Headspace XR & X-Men ‘97 Episode 7 Recap

4/29/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the team behind Headspace XR, Sara Cohen, VP of Content Creation of Headspace and Dora Kamau, Headspace Meditation Teacher of Headspace and we have another X-Men '97 recap in store for you! Segment 1: Headspace XR is a first-of-its-kind immersive playground where users can move, play, meditate,or just explore and adventure with their friends. Developed by Headspace and Nexus Studios, the experience – which includes mood-boosting games, one-on-one guided meditations, and helps users strengthen their mind-body connection through movement and play. Sara and Dora chat with BGN about the tech and how it uses human connection to help create mindfulness techniques. Host: Jamie Segment 2: We recap episode 7 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. Titled "Bright Eyes". Joining us is special guest actor and filmmaker Damien D. Smith. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne and Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:36:17

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400: Author and ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis & X-Men ‘97 Episode 6 Recap

4/22/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-winning correspondent for ABC News, Linsey Davis. And in our second segment we provide a weekly recap of episode 6 of X-Men '97. Segment 1: Linsey Davis, brings us her latest children’s book, Girls of the World, a book that celebrates all that girls have and can accomplish, and calls all girls to be leaders for equality, fairness, and a safe world in which to live. Linsey Davis is currently an anchor for ABC News Live Prime, which is ABC News Live’s first-ever streaming evening newscast, and weekend World News Tonight on Sundays. She is a correspondent filing reports for World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20 and Nightline. Host: Ryanne Segment 2: We recap episode 6 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. Titled "Lifedeath Part 2" A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne and Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:20:11

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399: X-Men ‘97 Supervising Producer/Director Jake Castorena and Directors Emi Yonemura & Chase Conley // Including an Episode 5 Recap

4/15/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome X-Men 97 Supervising Producer/Director Jake Castorena and Directors Emi Yonemura & Chase Conley. Emi directed episodes 103, 105, 107 and 109. Chase directed 102, 104 and 106. This first segment is hosted by Ryanne. In our second segment we recap episode 5of the Disney+ series X-Men '97 aptly titled "Remember It". A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Jamie & Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:21:11

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398: X-Men'97 Episode 4 Recap

4/8/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 4 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. We also welcome special guest Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax New episodes air weekly on Disney+

Duration:00:54:30

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397: X-Men'97 Episode 3 Recap

4/1/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we recap episode 3 of the Disney+ series X-Men '97. A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax New episodes air weekly on Disney+

Duration:00:29:16

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396: A Discussion on the X-Men 97 Series

3/25/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we chat about the new X-Men '97 series currently streaming on Disney+ A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they're challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future. Host: Ryanne & Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax New episodes air weekly on Disney+

Duration:01:00:49

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395: Actor Ernie Hudson of 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'

3/18/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Ernie Hudson to talk about his latest film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. He is known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise. Hudson has also acted in the films Leviathan, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Crow, Airheads, The Basketball Diaries, Congo, Miss Congeniality, and The Ron Clark Story. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:13:41

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394: Best-Selling Author and TV Host Tamron Hall

3/11/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast, we welcome TV host and author Tamron Hall. Watch Where They Hide is the second installment in her crime fiction series that follows character Jordan Manning who readers were first introduced to in her 2021 acclaimed debut “As the Wicked Watch,” which became an instant crime fanatic’s favorite and bestseller! With more than 20+ years of journalism experience, including six seasons as the host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall series on ID, and years spent reporting on crime and tragedies across the country Tamron has a unique wealth of knowledge about the world of crime reporting and experienced firsthand the effects of violent crime as her own sister’s case remains unsolved. In addition to her daytime talk show, Tamron can currently be seen hosting Season 2 of the true-crime series Someone They Knew with Tamron Hall for CourtTV. Drawing from her experiences Tamron is in the perfect position to pen this page-turning thriller. Host: Ryanne Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus If you're interested in Tamron's book check out: BOOKSHOP.ORG 15% DISCOUNT CODE: JORDANMANNING at checkout

Duration:00:32:18

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393: PODCAST: Blerd Out Loud Virtual Roundtable on the WcDonald’s Universe

3/4/2024
We’re excited to present a special episode of the BGN Podcast we put together just for you with our friends at McDonalds! Check out our conversation with Hilton George (founder of Blerdcon), Krystal Shanelle (Content Creator), and Marques Gartrell (Chief Creative Officer, Widen & Kennedy). Moderated by Black Girl Nerds founder Jamie Broadnax, this is an awesome conversation about Anime, Cosplay, WcDonald’s, and all things Blerd! This episode was sponsored by McDonald’s. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:58:31

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392: Director Alex Stapleton of 'God Save Texas: The Price of Oil'

2/26/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcoming Emmy-winning filmmaker Alex Stapleton to discuss her latest project God Save Texas: The Price of Oil premiering on HBO and MAX. The film chronicles how the divisive but vital energy industry impacts the lives of many Houston residents, specifically Black and disenfranchised communities, which includes Alex’s family, who arrived in Texas in the 1830s as slaves and have stayed in the state for nearly 200 years. The show premieres Feb 27th on MAX and Feb 28th on HBO. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:33:12

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391: Jazmin Jones and Olivia McKayla Ross of Seeking Mavis Beacon

2/19/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome filmmakers and e-girl investigators Jazmin Jones and Olivia McKayla Ross of the new documentary Seeking Mavis Beacon. From feature debut filmmaker Jazmin Jones and their collaborator/associate producer Olivia McKayla Ross, Seeking Mavis Beacon follows the pair as they seek to untangle the mystery of the iconic Mavis Beacon, a predecessor to familiar AI figures such as Siri and Alexa and the face of popular 90s’ educational software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Jones and Ross discover that the cover model when the game was created in Silicon Valley in 1986 was a Haitian woman named Renee L’esperance who was last seen in 1994. As they attempt to find her, they conduct a thorough examination of her legacy representing that which taught thousands of people how to type. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:19:04

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390: BGN Podcast Extra - 'Madame Web' Show Featuring Director SJ Clarkson and Actor Celeste O' Connor

2/14/2024
This week we are dropping a bonus episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast. Premiering in the theaters today is Sony Pictures film Madame Web. Featured on this episode is the film's director SJ Clarkson and actor Celeste O' Connor who plays Mattie Franklin. In the film Madame Web, Cassandra Webb is a New York City paramedic who starts to show signs of clairvoyance. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she must protect three young women from a mysterious adversary who wants them dead. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:19:04

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389: Actor Jordan Calloway and Comedian Dulcé Sloan

2/12/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actors and entertainers Jordan Calloway and Dulcé Sloan. Segment 1: Jordan Calloway started working at a young age and found early success on Unfabulous and two seasons of ER. More recently, Calloway starred in Black Lightning, Riverdale and Freakish. Additional TV credits include Beyond, House of Lies and Pure Genius on the Network. He is currently starring in the CBS series Fire Country. Host: Ryanne Segment 2: Comedian/Actress Dulcé Sloan was a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah for six years (2017-2023). She took over the main chair as guest host multiple times last year to critical acclaim and now serves as a contributor. Also under this banner, she co-hosted the popular podcast "Hold Up with Daily Show" writer and fellow comedian Josh Johnson. On the podcast, the two co-workers turned their hilarious, unpredictable, and legendary office banter into a weekly war of words about topics big and small, but mostly small. Host: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:50:41

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388: Nico Parker, Laura Linney and Laura Chinn of 'Suncoast'

2/5/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome the cast and crew behind the Searchlight Pictures film Suncoast. Featured in this interview are actors Nico Parker, Laura Linney and director Laura Chinn. A teen living with her strong-willed mother must take her brother to a specialized facility. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist at protests surrounding a landmark medical case. Suncoast premieres on Hulu Feb 9th. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:36:05

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387: The Movies We Loved and Hated at Sundance 2024

1/29/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast we wrap up our coverage of Sundance 2024 by sharing some of the films we loved and hated at the festival. Special thanks to TT, Charles, Travis, Tim and Cortland for participating in this roundtable chat. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:01:10:08

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386: Authors Shawnelle and Shawneé Gibbs

1/22/2024
In this week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome authors Shawnelle and Shawneé Gibbs. The Gibbs Sisters are accomplished comic book and animation writers. The two recently released their acclaimed new graphic novel, Ghost Roast. In Ghost Roast, when 15-year-old Chelsea Grant is grounded for her newfound rebellious teen lifestyle, her father’s biggest punishment is making her spend her summer working with his ghost removal agency, but Chelsea doesn't want to be any kind of ghost hunter; she just wants to be a normal teen. Chelsea’s forced into the family profession kicking and screaming, until she discovers that she has a talent for communicating with ghosts, and one in particular, a wealthy 17-year-old heir to a family fortune, who died over a century before. Ghost Roast is available wherever books are sold. Host: Jamie Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax

Duration:00:33:11