The Nod Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month — the month that celebrates all things black life and culture — we thought we’d reach out to 2 podcasters that ‘explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life’ in their podcast The Nod (from Gimlet Media). We asked hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings to share the shows about black life and culture they’re listening to not just this month but all year long…read on for their picks!

It’s Black History Month! Each February we come together to celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world. Here at The Nod we take that mission and try to live it 365 days a year. Like Issa Rae, we’re “rooting for everybody Black,” and here are some of our favorite Black podcasts, so you can too!

Myleik Teele’s Podcast (MyTaughtYou) — Entrepreneur and new mom Myleik Teele breaks down the secrets to her success (hint: elbow grease and consistency) and shares all the life hacks she wishes she had when she was coming up.

Cheers & Queers

Two Black queer femmes, Isake Smith and Kirya Traber, have heart to hearts about work, love, and life… over cocktails.

Black Girl In Om

Deun Ivory and Lauren Ash go deep with other Black women about wellness, healing, and self care.

Making Obama/Making Oprah

The making series takes an in depth documentary look at the rise of two of our two favorite Chicago Black Icons: Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.

Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is a TV and Comedic icon and his takes on politics and current events are always spot on. The funnest and funniest way to stay in the loop

You Had Me at Black

This storytelling podcast that allows Black Millennials to tell their stories in their own words. Sometimes funny sometimes poignant always engaging.

— Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings from The Nod

Thanks to The Nod for helping us out this month. If you want to start listening to their show, here’s a handful of their their favorite episodes.

An Oral History of Knuck If You Buck

Kunta Thinks You’re Funny

I Am A White Woman

Chitlins at Bergdorf’s

Ready, Set…Buy Black

Have any podcasts or episodes you are enjoying for Black History Month? Send them our way at