Charlamagne Tha God, Jess Hilarious, Matt Barnes, and more: 8 must-listen podcasts from the Black Effect Podcast Network

round up March 16, 2022

Radio host, podcast royalty (literally), and cultural catalyst Charlamagne Tha God’s Black Effect Podcast Network has shows with some of the most iconic Black voices today. We’re rounding up some of our favorite podcasts from his popular network of important, hilarious, and uplifting shows.

On this list are pods that have been featured on Podsauce before like the hosts of “The Trap Nerds,” to podcasts that have gotten shout outs from some of our other guests like “Earn Your Leisure” and “Drink Champs.” From NBA legends Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on “All The Smoke” to the completely uncensored “WHOREible Decisions,” here are some of Podsauce’s favorite podcasts from the Black Effect Podcast Network.

Tha God’s Honest Truth

Listen to ‘Tha God’s Honest Truth’

From Comedy Central and the Black Effect Network, “Tha God’s Honest Truth” is the late-night podcast tackling the social issues that are permeating politics and culture. Lenard “Charlamagne Tha God” McKelvey hosts this extraordinary and thought-provoking podcast, discussing topics like capitalism, the second amendment (and how it pertains to both Black and white people), modern relationships, veteran homelessness, the FBI’s and J. Edgar Hoover’s legacy, and more.

All The Smoke

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NBA stars, friends, and competitors Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson host their basketball podcast “All The Smoke.” Over the course of their hour-long episodes, the two discuss the latest news coming out of the NBA, analyze games, dish on the drama off the court, and sit down with incredible guests like the WNBA’s Sabrina Ionescu, 2 Chainz, and Cordae.

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Drink Champs

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Rapper N.O.R.E. and hip-hop pioneer DJ EFN host “Drink Champs,” a podcast all about the biggest names and news in music, entertainment, and culture. Filled with never-before-heard stories from people like Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, and the late DMX, “Drink Champs” shines a light on the lost stories of hip-hop.

The Trap Nerds Podcast

Listen to ‘The Trap Nerds Podcast’

You may recognize “The Trap Nerds Podcast” from their episode with Dax and Alesha here on Podsauce! The four hosts talk all things “nerdy,” from comic books and anime to gaming and science fiction. They also debate about their fair share of Marvel movies, too. It’s all Black nerd culture all the time on “The Trap Nerds Podcast.”

The Breakfast Club

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Another podcast with Charlamagne Tha God, “The Breakfast Club” is a morning show podcast where he and co-hosts DJ Envy and Angela Yee talk all things news, culture, politics, and more. Every single weekday, these three spend 90 minutes telling us everything we need to know for the day.

Earn Your Leisure

Listen to ‘Earn Your Leisure’

Earn Your Leisure” keeps us up to date on financial trends while breaking down business models. Helping us make only the smartest money moves are hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings. Together, they dole out free advice on how to make the most out of your money with real estate, investing, crypto, and understanding the stock market with guests who have mastered them.

Carefully Reckless

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Comedian and actress Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore hosts this hot-topic podcast, “Carefully Reckless.” Hilarious, real, and severely entertaining, she’s providing real advice and real commentary on everything. From sex to politics and travelling solo to current pop culture events, hear it all in “Carefully Reckless.”

The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean 

Listen to ‘The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean’

Comedians, actors, and rappers Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean host their podcast “The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean.” Together, they are talking all things music, media, and more with special guests.

WHOREible Decisions

Listen to ‘WHOREible Decisions’

“WHOREible Decisions” is one of the most unfiltered podcasts you’ll ever come across. Mandii B & WeezyWTF host this “no holds barred” podcast all about sex and kinks, speaking with celebrities, porn-stars, doctors, activists, and dominatrixes all about their wildest sex stories and sex advice.

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