#62: “Big, Black, and Beautiful,” with Tunde Olaniran

Fresh off a live event in Chicago, Tunde Olaniran joined Cher and James to discuss “fatness” and masculinity, activism and advocacy, and his new album, Transgressor.

Music featured in this weeks episode:

From Tunde Olaniran (in order of appearance):

“Transgressor”

“24KT”

“Paladin”

“Brown Boy”

“Namesake”

We were sponsored this week by:

Cards Against Humanity: They asked us not to read an ad, so enjoy the show.

References made during our conversation:

Young Fathers are the Scottish band Cher went to see and who Tunde opened for.

Planned Parenthood and all the great work they're doing in Flint, Michigan, USA.

Another podcast on the Postloudness network that James recommends is Highwater. It’s a practical pop-culture driven advice show for the everyday artist and creative. Hosted by Chakka Reeves.

This week's Open Call:

Tunde: His thrifty find of a Jubilee Yellow Jacket.

Cher & James: To all the great podcasters of color out there. In particular: Ignorant Philosophy and Berry from Podcasts In Color.

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The Chicago Podcast Cooperative. We recommend you have a listen to Hello from The Magic Tavern. If you haven’t heard of them, here's what to expect...

One day in Chicago, Arnie fell through a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King and found himself in a strange magical land called “Foon.” He is still somehow getting a weak wi-fi signal from the Burger King so he hosts a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers.

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Script written by Cher and James.

Production, mixing, editing, and music themes provided by James T. Green.

Assistant production by Taz Kelleher with editing help from Corey Novick.

This has been a production of Postloudness, a collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts. Learn more at postloudness.com.

Until next time, keep things Open Ended.