Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.
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November 12, 2018
Writer and thinker Casey Gerald reflects on what we lose when we buy into the promise of the American dream. In his new book, “There Will Be No Miracles Here,” Ger
November 5, 2018
You’ve heard of the Little Rock Nine, but what about the Memphis 13? Eric talks to a man whose parents put him on the front lines of the battle for public school d
October 29, 2018
In this week's bonus outtakes, Brittany explains why Disneyland is the best place to get drunk, and Eric dabbles in the occult.We are back next week with a
October 23, 2018
Writer Hannah Giorgis grew up eating lasagna the Ethiopian way, and she shows Brittany why that is the BEST way. Plus, author Michael Arceneaux describes his new b
October 8, 2018
PB History and a new game
October 1, 2018
September 24, 2018
A conversation with the one and only LeVar Burton
September 17, 2018
Autumn loves to play The Sims. The life simulation game gives the 15-year-old an escape from her difficult home life. But after something terrible happens, the lin
September 10, 2018
For years, KalaLea experiences painful periods that keep her in bed for days at a time. As she tries to figure out what’s happening to her body, she discovers that
September 4, 2018
Brittany and Eric sit down for a conversation with Boots Riley to discuss his first feature film, the critically acclaimed Sorry to Bother You.
August 27, 2018
A woman comes to the Nod Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with a mystery that only a Black person could have.
August 20, 2018
What foods do you associate with Black culture? Eric’s friend makes him a sugary treat with surprising connections to the Congo. Plus, Brittany ta
August 13, 2018
Kenan Thompson is the longest-tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live’s history, and one of the funniest. But his acting hasn’t landed him an Emmy nomination… u
August 6, 2018
A family reunion like you've never imagined before.
July 31, 2018
The Blackest commercial ever made, and a scavenger hunt for Black owned businesses.
July 23, 2018
Black trailblazers you may not know about, but definitely should.
July 16, 2018
Beyoncé's secret and Shawn Wayans' clone.
July 9, 2018
All tea, no shade—straight from Crime Mob
July 2, 2018
Comedian Wyatt Cenac joins Brittany and Eric onstage at their recent live show in Brooklyn.
June 26, 2018
Eric tells a story about forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive
June 18, 2018
Brittany and Eric talk to Startup podcast host Amy Standen about Arlan Hamilton--a gay Black woman who started a
June 12, 2018
A young man named Eric embarks on an epic quest to figure out why so many Black folks love kung fu. He seeks the wisdom of two teachers, including RZA of The Wu-Ta
June 4, 2018
The movie "White Chicks" may have made critics— and honestly, the world —cringe, but Brittany delivers her treatise on why the film deserves a second look.
May 28, 2018
What does it take to get Black women’s hair authentically represented on TV? Brittany talks to Yara Shahidi, the star of the popular sitcom Grown-ish, to find out.
May 21, 2018
Have you ever wondered how Brittany and Eric became such good friends? Well wonder no more, because this week's bonus tells the story of how the pair first met.
May 14, 2018
He’s got his own MONEY !
May 7, 2018
This week, we’ll take you to Zaire for a story about national identity, colonialism, and one of the most notorious dictators in history. All courtesy of our friend
May 1, 2018
A high schooler's protest and a musical revolution
April 23, 2018
Eric talks to Full Force's Bowlegged Lou about the group's sound, getting called out by Patti LaBelle for being "too busy" to work on her album and a crazy recordi
April 16, 2018
Brittany meets the one and only Chef Ocho
April 9, 2018
Actor Michael K. Williams joins Brittany and Eric in the studio and dishes on his love of Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation," self-help books and his favorite fried c
April 3, 2018
“That banana you ate for lunch was a clone … So what makes you think they won't clone your black ass ?” Eric and Brittany try to figure out who Jason Derulo really
March 26, 2018
This week’s bonus is a lighting round of Good For The Blacks from our SXSW live show! Brittany, Eric, and their guests Kara Brown and Aaron Edwards must quickly de
March 20, 2018
This week we’re heading to Wakanda, y’all! Black Panther's Erik Killmonger might be fine and fighting for black liberation, but does that make him a hero ? We invi
March 12, 2018
Find out what happens when two hosts stop being polite… and start getting real. And Brittany has some thoughts on bitterness.RELATED LINKS
March 6, 2018
Josephine Baker is famous for doing outrageous things: dancing in a banana skirt, walking a cheetah on a leash, working as a French spy… But did you know about her attempt to build a racial utopia?
February 26, 2018
In this week's bonus outtakes, Eric thinks about planning for the apocalypse, and Brittany shares a pro cooking tip for the bacon lover in your life.We are
February 19, 2018
Planning a wedding is stressful. There’s making the guest list, sticking to a budget and picking the right dress. Writer Ashley Ford knows this all too well— she’s
February 13, 2018
Brittany and Eric watch the blackest commercial ever made. And an untold story from Black history where somebody gets… bit.Watch the classic "Moo and Oink"
February 6, 2018
Producer Simone Polanen thought she knew her little sister well, until she discovered a major part of her sister’s identity that she knew nothing about. When Simon
January 31, 2018
In this week's bonus, Brittany and Eric talk about eating spring mix, why they're proud of Ciara, and what a season of American Crime Story about The Nod would look like.
January 22, 2018
The hidden side of Luther Vandross and funeral hair.
January 15, 2018
When we discover something we love at The Nod, we’ve gotta share it with the fam. Eric’s close friend, a self-proclaimed “glo-up artist,”
January 8, 2018
Some funny things happened in the past year: a reality TV star became president, tiki torches had to renounce white nationalism, and CNN's Don Lemon se
January 2, 2018
Brittany doesn't make New Year's resolutions. Instead, she creates a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Eric is skeptica
In this week's bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.In this week's bonus, Eric may (or may not) ha
December 18, 2017
Reggie Ossé, friend of The Nod and host of The Combat Jack Show, explains how a wild night of dancing and partyin
December 12, 2017
Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the
December 4, 2017
At a plantation in the South, descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, entangled by namesake and blood, long after the end
November 27, 2017
In this week's bonus, Brittany makes an appearance on the Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids stage. Listen to find out which celebrity young Brittany w
November 20, 2017
Tupac vs. Biggie. Mac vs. PC… Brittany vs. Eric. This week, Brittany and Eric’s rivalry reaches new heights as they face off in a competition that tests their smar
November 13, 2017
Now this is a story all about how the life of actress Karyn Parsons (aka Hilary Banks) got flipped, turned upside down. And we’d like to take a few minute
November 6, 2017
This week’s bonus is a lightning round of Good For The Blacks from our Toronto live show! Brittany, Eric and special guests Vicky Mochama
October 30, 2017
Who's Blacker: Oprah or Sojourner Truth? Producer Kate Parkinson-Morgan tells Brittany and Eric about a new game that asks players to arg
October 23, 2017
Drake might be proud of us, but are we proud of him? In our latest Good For The Blacks, we debate Drizzy’s sampling of the African diaspora with Vicky
October 16, 2017
Brittany tells the incredible story of a person you should have heard of by now, but probably haven’t.
October 10, 2017
The Nod is off this week, but Brittany and Eric are still here to present Uncivil, Gimlet Media's newest show. Uncivil is a history podcast that goes b
October 2, 2017
In this week's bonus episode, Brittany and Eric share the story of their recent trip to New Orleans. Because what happens in New Orleans... doesn't stay in New Orl
September 25, 2017
Brittany talks to a man who dresses and cooks like his enslaved ancestors. And Eric drags Brittany to see a famous pit.
September 18, 2017
We return to debate if the #LawrenceHive’s hero is “hella good” or “bad as f**k” with Bim Adewunmi and Aaron Edwards, recorded live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festiva
September 11, 2017
Nelly on the cover of Sweatsuit, Eve during New York Fashion Week, Cam'ron on Rap City's Tha Bassment. This week, we follow the rise, fall, and rise again, of the durag
September 4, 2017
In this week's outtakes: Eric struggles with names, and Brittany has good foundational skincare.
The Nod is produced by Eric Eddings, Brittan
August 28, 2017
Jolly Ranchers. Skittles. Gatorade. No matter what, Eric always goes for the purple stuff. This week, he uncovers the deliciously deep roots of his love for gr
August 21, 2017
Eric hosts a podcast about Black culture. He went to an HBCU. But when it comes to choosing a school for his daughter, he's not sure if an Afrocentric education is the
August 14, 2017
If you think Kanye West was the first to change the American fashion game, meet one of the flyest Black fashion squads in history. RELATED LINKS C
August 7, 2017
We’re off this week, but we wanted to share a little of the behind the scenes magic of our show. There’s a lot that goes into making an episode of The Nod…and there’s a
July 31, 2017
Snoop Dogg has a television show with Martha Stewart. The Tyler Perry movie "Boo! A Madea Halloween" made almost $100 million at the box office.
July 24, 2017
Eric's always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level.
July 17, 2017
Eric tries to convince Brittany that Beyoncé is hiding something, but Brittany needs more receipts. THE CREDITS
A YouTube sex empress is making waves.
June 22, 2017
Luther Vandross ballads. Oil sheen spray. ‘Twice as good.’ What do these things have in common? They are each, in their own way, essential to some facet of the Black ex