Podcasts to celebrate Black History Month

The Coin: Black History On The Other Side

This podcast delves into the rich, multifaceted history of African-Americans, extending far beyond the narrative of slavery. These short, but information packed episodes give great insight into black history, spanning from ancient Africa to modern day events. Each episode is about ten minutes or less but covers everything you need to know!

QuestLove Supreme 

It’s a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast about legends and legends in the making, bringing their legacy to life in their own words. Guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Steve Miller, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan, Babyface and many more. The conversational flow is really easy to follow and makes for a great listen every time!

In Black America 

In Black AmericaIBA profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America.This Austin podcasting house shares the stories of historically significant figures within the black community. Many of these stories have been overlooked, but as listeners we get great insight into these individuals’ lives.

Black History Year 

Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations.These 2 minute black history stories cover so many current and past events. Each episode details a new topic, explained in 2 minutes or less. These quick yet informative episodes are super easy to add into your day!

Further reading

Blog: Introducing ‘Forsaken’

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Black History Month

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