Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings celebrate Black culture on ‘The Nod’

Society & Culture February 15, 2022
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Gimlet presents “The Nod,” hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings to “gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.” Episodes celebrate Black culture in America and around the globe, and the hosts are joined by guests in episodes.

“The Nod” released over 140 episodes since 2017, which can be streamed in any order and run an hour on average. There are also bite-sized episodes under 15 minutes long if you’re short on time.

Brittany and Eric chatted with actor Jay Ellis in November 2021 about playing Lawrence on Insecure. Jay talked all about the show’s final season and shared why his character is so controversial. Insecure’s Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny stopped by the show to discuss writing Girlfriends, Uncorked, Upscale, and the world’s need for more Black voices. La La Anthony shared her journey to starring in The Chi and her goal to empower Black women with any project she produces.

New York Times best-selling author Michael Arceneaux discussed student debt, the emotional consequences of financial burdens, and his book, I Don’t Want to Die Poor. Director Radha Blank shared about working with Lena Waithe on the film The 40-Year-Old Version. She explains how New York City and Spike Lee continue to influence her work. Angelica Ross chatted about her time on Pose, working with an inclusive cast and crew, activism, and uplifting the trans community.

There are several Black Lives Matter episodes. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Brittany and Eric talked about more tragic cases like Breonna Taylor, and Andrea Ritchie came on the show to talk about justice for Black women. Fellow podcaster Sam Sanders joined “The Nod” to unpack various newsrooms‘ coverage of unprecedented times.

Brittany and Eric also co-host the weekly podcast, “For Colored Nerds,” sharing takes on pop culture, Black culture, and more with guests like Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn from “Back Issue,” Jodi-Ann Burey, and Vallery Lomas, just to name a few.

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