The return of the podcast…with some cool changes

Many of you may recall my first foray into the world of the podcast not long ago, with the series “You Don’t Know the Half” (named in honor of a well-used saying by my mom back in the day). Well the podcast is back, with some exciting changes.

First, it’s now called “Black Folks Talking Sh*t” and second, I have a co-host now, the eminent and talented Samuel James (blues musician, a staff writer for this very blog and one of the people I interviewed in the previous incarnation of the podcast)

In our first episode, we talk about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, what happened, and why. More than that, we also talk about white supremacy culture and systems gone off the rails, racism, the need for rest and care, our fathers and more. Sam even tells a great story about how he got his drivers license. Join us!


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Episode #1 Season 2 – BGIM Podcast: Shay and Musician Samuel James on White Mediocrity

Took a while to get to the second season of the podcast thanks to life in general and COVID in particular, but I’m back and talking to Samuel James, who I knew as a musician worth listening to and as a friend before he ever became a writer here. And he’s been expounding upon race and related matters in other media besides BGIM Media for years now. Listen in while he and I talk about the problem and pervasiveness of white mediocrity and the way it so often trumps Black excellence.

– Shay


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