The Nod

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

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November 13, 2017

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Show Notes

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 minutesjust sit right thereand we’ll tell you how she makes Black history movies with flair.


To learn more about Sweet Blackberry, visit

Follow Sweet Blackberry and Karyn Parsons on Twitter.

Her films, The Journey of Henry Box BrownGarrett's Gift, and Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Storyare available now on Netflix.


The Nod is produced by Eric Eddings, with Brittany Luse, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, and Emanuele Berry. With production assistance from Wallace Mack.  Our senior producer is Sarah Abdurrahman. We are edited by Annie-Rose Strasser. Engineering from Cedric Wilson. Fact-checking by Nicole Pasulka. Special thanks to MR Daniel. Our theme music is by Calid B. Additional music in the show by Takstar.