Need some new Blerd podcasts to check out? We’ve included a few you should check out in 2017.
Last year was a great year for growth in podcasts. And yes, if you tried to get a few homies from the hood on to podcasts, you still have a year or two before they get on board. But above all, Black podcasts had some of the strongest growth.
As the medium grows, so does each niche. And if you’re looking for Nerd-dom, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, or Comic Book related, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that this niche has exploded. Yes, folks, there are Black people who are into more than you know. We compiled a list featuring some of best and brightest in the game and be advised that these are in no particular order.
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Black Girl Nerds
One of the most prominent Black Nerd podcasts out on the Internets is one run by women. But not only do they have a podcast, they’ve built a small community of followers who think the same way they do. Covering everything from empowerment, comic books, TV shows, movies to just the musings of a nerd, Black Girl Nerds cover it all.
Description: Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!
The Loud Speakers Network is probably the largest black podcast network at this present time, including big name shows like The Read with Kid Fury and Crissles, The Brilliant Idiots with Charlamagne and Andrew Schulz, and The Combat Jack Show. So it’s only right that they cover Blerd culture as well. And they accomplish this with the Fan Bros Podcast. Their podcast covers everything from tech, Star Wars, comic books and more.
Description: The Fan Bros Show are the Multicultural Maestros. Fan Bros discusses the week in geek while keeping an ear to the street for the topics and controversies that affect the world of fandom–all from the perspective of people of color. Show hosts DJ BenHaMeen, Tatiana King Jones and Chico Leo serve as the cultural guides for this unique show, along with a revolving cast of guests that run the gamut of industries–from hip hop and politics to comics, movies, television and video games.
Those Damn Comic Book Guys
Based out in Austin Texas, these 2 Blerds keep it real but are not the type of Blerds you can run over. Hosted by Fresh Knight and Confucius Jones, their opinions are strong but their knowledge of comic books are even stronger. Check them out for reviews of comic books, comic book news, movies, TV shows and more. They were also featured on our own podcast recently.
Description: A podcast from two comic book fans who don’t give a damn what you think or really care for that matter. Listen as we talk with some of the most important voices in the nerd culture for your listening pleasure.
Black Nerd Power
Black Nerd Power is a podcast from the OAM Network focused on the Black POV in the nerd culture. And they’re podcast sounds well produced. They speak on everything from Star Wars, Spider-man, games and even brought on their significant others for one of their recent podcasts. Check them out!
Description: Black Nerd Power is a weekly podcast hosted by Kimber, Markus Seaberry, and Richard Douglas Jones. They discuss the worlds of Sci-Fi & Fantasy from a black POV.
The Black Geeks
The Black Geeks podcast is another on the list of Blerd culture with their podcast and website. Not only do they touch on movies, but one of the few who has done book reviews as well. They also cover The Walking Dead and recently reached their goal on Kickstarter to bring the Universal Con, along with the help from the Black Girl Nerds. Take a listen to their podcast below.
Description: Pushing Boundaries, Redefining Stereotypes, Moving Diversity to the Frontlines. The Black Geeks are a representation of Geek culture rarely heard from or seen in pop-culture. Our opinions and views are important and we’re challenging the status quo to engage us and make our voices part of the larger discussion. Geek is a dish best served with many ingredients.
BlackComicsChat Podcast is a Black nerd podcast that focuses on Black creators in the Comic Book arena. Where some are based on the comic book genre, uplifting Black creators helps to create more diversity. Whether its writers, artists, storytellers and filmmakers, you can get an all-encompassing Black experience with this podcast.
Description: A podcast at the intersection of Comics and Blackness. Join us as we chat with comic creators and promote diverse comix! Hosted by Thelonious Legend @TheLeg endBoo ks, Marcus Kwame @marcuskwame, Leo Faierman @LeonardoEff, and Grace Gipson @GBreezy20.
Just to be certain, Blerd Vision probably has the dopest intro to any of Black nerd podcasts we have listed here. But besides the intro, Blerd Vision offers opinions through the eyes of the trio Jourdan, Javan, and Aziah. Blerd is the Word indeed when they touch on everything new or old.
Description: Strap on your rose-tinted nostalgia goggles as Blerd Vision looks into the world of all things superhero! Join your hosts Jourdan, Javan, and Aziah as they discuss the week in geek, review television shows and movies (new or old) and reminisce about the fandoms we’ve all grown up with. Blerd Vision is your looking glass into the minds of three friends (and comic book fans!) that like to talk in length about the imaginary stuff they love. SPOILERS: Hilarity Usually Ensues.