#46: 'Bubble of Black Excellence'

This week, in the spirit of International Women’s Month, Cher and James discuss how the conversation online isn’t completely intersectional. In Open Call, Cher and James talk about podcasts that got them through this week, and James also talks about Ruby on Rails.

We were sponsored this week by:

Basecamp: When you use Basecamp to run projects, people know what to do, people know where things are, and you stay on top of everything all the time.

References made during our conversation:

March is Women’s History Month, guys.

arts.black is the site we all need in our lives

Kimberly Drew, advancing visibility in art

Jenny Zhang, an incredible music writer for Rookie

Eve Ewing, a Chicago writer for Seven Scribes, speaking on Black Lives Matter

The panel Cher was on for International Women’s Day

Trickle Up Feminism, something that needs to be considered

You know we couldn’t forget about Open Call:

Cher: Snap Judgement’s latest episode on a trans woman’s journey in her first year transitioning and Cher is hella hyped for the West Wing Weekly to hit her earholes.

James: The latest Radiolab on a Black high school debate team and Ruby on Rails, a web app framework

Bonus Open Call: The Civil Rights in Chicago Today panel at Newberry Library

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Thanks for listening to episode 46. It couldn’t have been done without the help of the following folks:

The Chicago Podcast Cooperative. Like this show? You’ll enjoy MBSing. Host Mary Beth Smith cuts the BS out of conversation by discussing a topic her guest unabashedly loves thus discovering why people love what we do and how that passion affects us.

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Script written by Cher and James.

Music by U+1F60C.

Check out our other shows, Gossip Girls and Refresh

Until next time, keep things Open Ended.