Today I am going to be sharing with you my favourite BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) podcasts in order to continue amplifying and uplifting black voices. I access all of these on Spotify, listen to them regularly and highly recommend them to everybody. I’ve accumulated a variety to hopefully interest different audiences. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Disclaimer: All screenshots are from my Spotify account.
1.) ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’
Let’s face it, Michelle Obama is a global treasure. She seems like one of the kindest, most genuine people on the planet. On July 29th, she released her podcast with the epic debut episode featuring her husband and former American President, Barack Obama. Her podcast promises interviews with Michelle’s family, friends and inspirational speakers. I cannot wait for more!
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: ‘PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.’
2.) ‘So-Called Oreos’
So-Called Oreos is hosted by four friends that are referred to as ‘Oreos’ (black on the outside and white on the inside). In each episode, Kia, Janae, Rachel and Amari discuss topics on being labelled “too black” or “too white” in society and how this affects their everyday life. I love this frank and funny sisterhood of women that don’t beat around the bush. They tell it like it is whilst educating listeners. I highly recommend it!
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: ‘SO YOU DON’T SEE YOURSELF REPRESENTED IN THE MEDIA.’
3.) ‘Curtain The Podcast’
Curtain is hosted by Indigenous media representatives: Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson. Together, they discuss the darkest parts of the Australian justice system and its victims. It dives deep into a legal case surrounding an innocent Aboriginal man who served 25 years in prison for murder. I definitely wanted to subscribe to a podcast that focused entirely on Indigenous Australians and this one is by far the most compelling that I’ve found. Amy and Martin are so thorough in the way they deliver facts about the case. It’s heartbreaking and rife with injustice and that is why more people need to be aware of it.
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BLACK DEATHS IN CUSTODY SPECIAL’
4.) ‘Black Men Think Podcast’
I wanted to hear from the male perspective too and that’s when I found the Black Men Think Podcast. It is hosted by seven African American men with very different opinions that don’t shy from a healthy debate. I really appreciate how real and raw this podcast is. At times it feels like a casual conversation between friends and other times there is passion, conviction and hard-hitting questions. I know I’m always going to get the truth from these humble men.
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: INTENTIONAL TOKENALITY.
5.) ‘Sibling Rivalry’
I think you all know by now that I’m a Drag Race fanatic so I had to include Sibling Rivalry hosted by iconic queens Bob the Drag Queen & Monet X Change. Prepare for a good laugh because these two winners embody the true meaning of catty sisters. They bicker, fight, insult one another and serve up shady tea. Their dynamic is hilarious. I love how they don’t hold back but still love each other to pieces. We need more black LGBTQ+ voices!
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: ‘THE ONE ABOUT BLACK MEDIA.’
6.) ‘The Chop With Latrice Royale & Manila Luzon’
If you read my post where I ranked my Top 20 Drag Race Contestants you would know Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale were very high on my list. Together, they form the formidable team Latrila that graced our screens on All Stars 1 and All Stars 4. Now they are back to break down every episode of Canada’s Drag Race, which I’m obsessed with. They are so funny and sweet. I just love their chemistry. Tune in to find out who is at the top and who gets the chop!
MY FAVOURITE EPISODE: ‘SNATCH GAME.’
I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your favourite BIPOC podcasts? I would love more suggestions down below. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo