#92: 'A Lot of White Men Talking At Me'

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Cher talks to James about her recent podcast listening, and they both dissect the "comfort" of the white male voice, and how a new podcast woke Cher up from her pod nap. In Open Call, Cher talks about a recent live show, and James shows some love to Roxane Gay's latest book.

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Crooked Media Podcasts, run by Obama's former aides

The Daily, a New York Times podcast

NPR Politics Podcast, a roundtable politics pod

Mogul, the Life and Death of Chris Lightly, from Gimlet and Loud Speakers

Digable Planets - For Corners

A Tribe Called Quest - What?

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Why Oh Why, a dating podcast hosted by Andrea Silenzi, had a live taping

The Ajumma Show, hosted by Peter Kim and Eunji Kim, new to Postloudness

Mystic, a podcast on paganism and witchcraft, by Bronte Mansfield, also new to Postloudness

Roxane Gay's Hunger, a Memoir on My Body, about her life as a woman of size

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#91: 'Wanna Just Kick It?'

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Cher and James talk about making new friends as adults, and well, it's kinda hard. In Open Call, Cher rediscovered a favorite rom-com, and got a surprise in the mail, while James talks about a radio event he attended in Brooklyn.

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

University of Illinois at Chicago, where Cher is going to grad school in the fall.

Brooklyn, where James is trying to make long-lasting friendships

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Definitely, Maybe, a 2008 rom-com Cher really enjoyed

Gifts from CBS Sunday Morning!!!

Tape Fest, brought to the world by Mooj Zadie

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#90: Thick Thighs Save Lives

Cher and James visit the beach, in two separate cities. These are their stories. In Open Call, Cher gets active, and James sends love to a long-time supporter of Open Ended. 

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Coney Island, the BEST!

James' Washed Out ripoff cover

Jason Derulo's Wiggle, in all its cheesy glory

Pratt Beach, in Roger Park, Chicago

Tame Impala's Let it Happen

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30 in 30 Fitness Challenge

Berry of PodcastInColor

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#89: 'Pink Line Dimepiece'

Cher tells James about an unrequited love she never met on the subway. In Open Call, Cher revisits an old Showtime TV show and James discovers a young rap talent from Philly. 

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Lyons, IL - the town next to Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, really dope place

The CTA Pink Line, the newest of the 8 'L train lines

T-Pain "Buy You a Drank", grossly underrated

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Queer As Folk, a Showtime show from 2000-2005, about a group of queer friends

Matt Ox, the trillest new rapper, from Philly!

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#88: The Fauxbulous Life

Cher and James discuss the #BowWowChallenge, it's inception, and how catering to your "audience" online isn't always the best way to live your life. In Open Call, Cher talks about a deep cut from the black culture, and James found a new hobby with help from an app!

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Shad Moss aka Bow Wow aka Lil Bow Wow, in the strangest and most suggestive music video at age 14

Desus and Mero DRAG Bow Wow, and ban him from their show

The RompHim™, a Chicago-based Kickstarter, giving rompers for men

Cher's EMO ass subtweet to herself

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DEEP CUT: Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" song, "Ain't Nothing Like a Good Man"

Yummly, a recipe finder app, for James' new hobby

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#87: Ideals vs Truths

Cher and James discuss the generation gap between Lil Yachty and Joe Budden, and how they relate to youths. In Open Call, Cher shows her love for a British comedy, and James shares his joy on the return of his favorite podcast. 

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Lil Yachty and Joe Budden have an argument

I Fuck Wit That Vision

Soundcloud, where you can listen to songs

Bogart and Bacall

WGCI, a Chicago institution for those house jamz

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Miranda, a British comedy starring Miranda, aka The Perfect Human

Sleepover, the CBC podcast, hosted by another perfect human, Sook-Yin Lee

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#86: Cha-Cha Slide the Party Line

Courtesy of Third Coast.

Courtesy of Third Coast.

Cher just got back from the Third Coast Audio Residency and has some stories to tell y’all. (eyes emoji) Plus! An Open Call about a radical artist making white folks uncomfortable (fantastic!), black woman sisterhood, and footwear made of cork.

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

The Third Coast Audio Residency, focused on bringing diverse voices to radio, where Cher spent a week in the prairie making radio.

(^^By the way, donate to them if you can!)

Ragdale, where the residency took place.

Stars Hollow. Goddamn it Rory.

Everyone who participated at the residency this year. Get to know some other radical voices in radio...

Cha-Cha Slide, where every auntie got down during the "how low can you go" segment. This is a YouTube link FYI.

Sarah Geis, a fabulous radio producer, and noted Great White Woman.

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Satpreet Kahlon, and The Coalition of Docile and Agreeable Femmes of Color for the Continuation and Propagation of White Fragility. 

Some Office, the space Cher works out of and where Postloudness was born.

Birkenstock sandals, and a great New Yorker article about its origins.

Riverhead Books! Shout out to Carla Bruce-Eddings for the bag.

Commuter Barbie, aka James. Another YouTube link FYI.

James works at Gimlet Media now as a producer on the new Brittany Luse project.

Wilma Jean in Gowanus, Brooklyn has dope chicken.

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#84: 'Whiteness Woke Shield'

This week, Cher and James take a deep dive into storytelling, its origins, and how the act "sharing your narrative" in mixed spaces has shifted the film Get Out, and the Best Picture Oscar win of Moonlight.

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#80: 'It's Like I'm God'

James is settling into Brooklyn living, Cher camped out in dangerous temperatures for Obama, and they both are in their feels because they are now officially long distance besties.

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#78: 'Intergalactic White Flight', with Derrick Tarrance of WakingOni

Derrick Tarrance of WakingOni joins the crew for their annual tech wish list, and James shares a mini-audio documentary he made on his sister's college graduation.

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#77: My First Pair of Timbs

James finally found a place in New York, Cher calms down his anxiety, and they both discuss the black excellence that is Moonlight and Chewing Gum.

Show Notes

Cher’s Bitmoji

James is moving

MTV’s The Stakes episode on Standing Rock

Moonlight

Chewing Gum

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