The Nod

Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.

New episodes drop every Monday.

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About The Nod

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Our show ranges from an explanation of purple drink’s association with Black culture to the story of an interracial drag troupe that traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world. Click here to learn how to pitch us story ideas!

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Where To Get Started

Perhaps you are a new listener checking out our show for the first time. You can start from the beginning, or try a few of these episodes which we like a lot.

The Team

Brittany Luse

Brittany is a producer and host at Gimlet. In her spare time, she co-hosts For Colored Nerds, an independent podcast about race, news and pop culture. She hails from Farmington Hills, Michigan and is a very proud graduate of Howard University.

Eric Eddings

Eric co-hosts The Nod at Gimlet. He also co-hosted For Colored Nerds, an independent podcast about race, news and pop culture with @bmluse. Prior to working at Gimlet, he helped nonprofits and foundations develop digital strategies at Fenton.

Kate Parkinson-Morgan

Kate is a producer for The Nod. She previously worked at NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR Music.

Sarah Abdurrahman

Sarah is the Senior Producer for The Nod. Before joining Gimlet, she was a producer on WNYC’s On the Media.

Emanuele Berry

Emanuele is a producer at Gimlet. Previously, she told stories from the mitten state, wandered around St. Louis with a microphone, and taught English in the Vegas of Asia.

Annie-Rose Strasser

Annie-Rose is an editor at Gimlet. She previously worked as a Managing Editor at BuzzFeed News and, prior to that, at ThinkProgress.