That Black Couple http://thatblackcouple.com A podcast about Blackness and adulting. Sat, 12 May 2018 16:12:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 http://thatblackcouple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-TBC-FacebookProfile_v1-150x150.png That Black Couple http://thatblackcouple.com 32 32 #ThatBlackCouple Ep 16 – “When White People Call the Police” http://thatblackcouple.com/2018/05/12/thatblackcouple-ep-16-when-white-people-call-the-police/ Sat, 12 May 2018 16:12:35 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=254 It’s time for us to have a serious conversation about white people using the police as their personal bodyguards.

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about recent situations when the police have been called without good cause and why they are so problematic.

In the second segment, they discuss the disparate responses police officers provide to white people vs. Black people and how unnecessarily bringing the police into situations can often end with Black people dead.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren discuss their own personal experiences with the police and why they have so little faith in the police force.

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 15 – When White People Like You http://thatblackcouple.com/2018/03/29/thatblackcouple-ep-15-when-white-people-like-you/ Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:18:13 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=242 In this episode, Jenn and Daren discuss what it means when white people show admiration and appreciation for Black content producers and activists. There are layers to this.

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren read a listener submitted question (the topic of this episode) and clarify that this question speaks to a larger question of the power of the status quo.

In the second segment, they discuss the theoretical implications of being liked and supported by white people.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren discuss not doing things for the white gaze, codeswitching, and creating spaces for Black folx first.

Articles for reference:
* Why White Guilt Is The Least Important Consideration In My Work
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/02/20/why…on-in-my-work/
* Why I will no longer use my unpaid labor to discuss race in America with white people
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/09/10/wil…-white-people/
* White “allies” and speaking the words of racial violence in the United States
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/08/23/whi…united-states/
* 5 Things Black Folk Don’t Have To Do For White People In The Era Of Trump (Or Ever)
watercoolerconvos.com/2016/12/14/5-t…trump-or-ever/
* The Folly Of White Allyship In An Era Of ‘Opt-Out’ Culture
watercoolerconvos.com/2016/10/25/the…t-out-culture/

 

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 14 – The Oscars Episode http://thatblackcouple.com/2018/03/04/thatblackcouple-ep-14-the-oscars-episode/ Sun, 04 Mar 2018 22:57:30 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=233 In this episode, Jenn and Daren go in on the 2018 Oscar nominations and discuss how Hollywood overlooks standout work from marginalized communities. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren offer up both the official and #ThatBlackCouple versions of descriptions for some of the most buzzed about films nominated for Oscars this year.

In the second segment, they give their in-depth critiques of the most buzzed about films this awards season: The Shape of Water, Three BIllboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Lady Bird.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on how standout films Get Out, Mudbound, and Step have been mistreated by the film community.

Articles for reference:
* Reckoning with the anti-Black mathematics of mainstream awards shows
watercoolerconvos.com/2018/02/07/reckoning-anti-black-mathematics-mainstream-awards-shows/
* The Academy Awards Just Barely Moved The Needle On Hollywood Diversity
watercoolerconvos.com/2016/06/29/the-academy-awards-just-barely-moved-the-needle-on-hollywood-diversity/

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 13 – D’Bleck Pantha Episode http://thatblackcouple.com/2018/02/25/thatblackcouple-ep-13-dbleck-pantha-episode/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:08:09 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=231 In this episode, Jenn and Daren offer their full reflection on Marvel’s Black Panther, from their experience in viewing the film to the potential impact of the film. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about their experience viewing Black Panther and explain why they saw the film first as a couple and second with their children.

In the second segment, they discuss the merits and problems with Black Panther in conversation with responses written by Chris Lebron and Lawrence Ware.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on how Black Panther could and should change the movie-making business and why representation matters.

Articles for reference:
* We are not Wakanda. We are Erik Killmonger.
http://watercoolerconvos.com/2018/02/19/not-wakanda-erik-killmonger-black-panther/
* ‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve by Christopher Lebron
http://bostonreview.net/race/christopher-lebron-black-panther
* ‘Black Panther’ and the Revenge of the Black Nerds by Lawrence Ware
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/sunday/black-panther-nerds-cool.html

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 12 – Things to Leave in 2017 and the Black #GlowUp http://thatblackcouple.com/2018/01/02/thatblackcouple-ep-12-things-to-leave-in-2017-and-the-black-glowup/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:26:55 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=221 This is our last episode of season 1. We talk about all the things we want to leave in 2017 and what you can expect from us in 2018. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about what they want to leave in 2017, especially white saviors and performative allyship.

In the second segment, they discuss things they liked about 2017 and how 2017 was the year of Black folx on their “glow up”.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren discuss things they are looking forward to in the Blacker more feminist future of 2018 including Black Panther and increased Blackness in community and culture.

In the fourth and final segment of the first season, Jenn and Daren talk about the podcast. They drag each other a ‘lil bit and discuss what you can look forward to in 2018.

Articles for reference:
* Doing The Work: White people must invest in anti-racism

 

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 11 – Commodifying Black Pain http://thatblackcouple.com/2017/12/17/thatblackcouple-ep-11-commodifying-black-pain/ Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:35:28 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=218 In this episode, Jenn and Daren discuss Omarosa, Wendy Williams, ‘This is Us’, and how to imagine Black Liberation in a world that sells Black Pain for profit. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about the ways that mainstream media operates to exacerbate and benefit from the public performance of Black pain.

In the second segment, they discuss what Black Liberation really looks like given this type of system.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren discuss their experiences with internalized anti-Blackness, whether it be from them or others, and how to manage.

Articles for reference:
* Omarosa, Bethenny, and White Women Being ‘Mediocre’
watercoolerconvos.com/2013/11/02/oma…eing-mediocre/
* It’s time to talk about the Black elitism and anti-Blackness portrayed on ‘This is Us’
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/12/06/got…l-behavior-us/
* Anxiety, Death and The Moments When ‘This Is Us’ Gets It Completely Right
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/03/01/anx…pletely-right/
* It’s time to stop trying to integrate ‘SNL’
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/05/30/tim…integrate-snl/
* What does prison abolition mean to the mother whose son has been decapitated?
blackyouthproject.com/what-does-pris…en-decapitated
* Wendy Williams explains why she fainted on-air
www.cnn.com/2017/11/02/entertai…fainting/index.html

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 10 – Why We’re A “No Football” Household http://thatblackcouple.com/2017/11/21/thatblackcouple-ep-10-why-were-a-no-football-household/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:50:46 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=213 In this week’s episode, Jenn and Daren talk about the NFL and how the professional football culture is rooted in anti-Blackness. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about emerging news around the medical issues that are associated with football, especially as it relates to CTE.

In the second segment, they discuss all of the problematic aspects of professional football that are damaging to Black folx and question how anyone can be for Black lives while also supporting an anti-Black system like the NFL.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren relate their personal experiences with football and athletics and how Black folx are encouraged into sports at the expense of their personal health and longevity.

Articles for reference:

* The Paradox and Power of the Black Professional Ball Player
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/03/23/the…l-ball-player/
* If Colin Kaepernick is for Black lives, he won’t go back to the NFL
watercoolerconvos.com/2017/08/12/col…rnick-job-nfl/
* Colin Kaepernick And Our Collective Denial That Football Is (Already) Political
watercoolerconvos.com/2016/09/05/col…ady-political/
* The Trouble With the Commodification of Athletes’ Labor
watercoolerconvos.com/2016/09/30/the…thletes-labor/
* Michael Sam Can Still Be a Hero in a Football-Free Household
watercoolerconvos.com/2014/05/17/mic…ree-household/
* Slavery Much? On Racism in the NFL, Richard Sherman, and Hypocrisy
watercoolerconvos.com/2014/01/22/sla…and-hypocrisy/

 

 

 

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 9: Implicit Racism, Microaggressions, and Millennials http://thatblackcouple.com/2017/11/13/thatblackcouple-ep-9-implicit-racism-microaggressions-and-millennials/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:34:05 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=206 In this week’s episode, Jenn and Daren talk about whether or not implicit racism and microaggressions are a thing. They also debate the “punch a Nazi” movement and challenge folks to punch their aunties at Thanksgiving dinner. Get into it!

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren discuss how subtle forms of racism show up in our everyday lives.

In the second segment, they dig deeper into what implicit racism is, how we conceive of “microaggressions”, and what racism looks like for Black millennials in the United States.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren talk about how we address these issues and what are some ways to combat these issues as we do the adulting thing.

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 8 – Harvey Weinstein and Gaslighting as Culture http://thatblackcouple.com/2017/11/02/thatblackcouple-ep-8-harvey-weinstein-and-gaslighting-as-culture/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:25:33 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=195 In this week’s episode, we discuss the increased numbers of sexual assault victims and survivors who are sharing their experiences with prominent men in Hollywood.

First, we discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the misuse of power in Hollywood.

In the second segment, we dive into gaslighting, defining the term and illustrating how pervasive it is in our culture.

In the third segment, we talk about sexual harassment in intimate environments and why it is so important for men to be vocal about these issues.

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#ThatBlackCouple Ep 7 – #MentalHealthMatters http://thatblackcouple.com/2017/10/24/thatblackcouple-ep-7-mentalhealthmatters/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:34:18 +0000 http://thatblackcouple.com/?p=196 In this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of mental health awareness in Black communities. We pay special attention to the intersections of race, gender, and class and how they affect mental illness outcomes in the US.

First, we discuss how mental health has played a role in their lives. They talk through anxiety attacks, childhood trauma, medication, and long term therapy.

In the second segment, we lay out a litany of stats to discuss the seriousness of mental illness within the Black community.

In the third segment, we go over ways to seek help and be helpful to those in our lives who may be working through mental illness issues.

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