Black Nerd Power in A.V Club

Netflix’s Luke Cage brings to light the undeniable power that black nerds have right now. The Black Panther and Luke Cage franchises are in motion, Issa Rae’s and Donald Glover’s new series’ are garnering rave reviews, and we have what some might call the nerdiest and blackest U.S. president in history. All that and a bag of chips makes podcasts like Black Nerd Power as relevant as ever. Recorded in Memphis, BNP features roundtable discussions on what’s happening in comics, films, and television. The defining factor of the show is that it makes nerdiness sound cool as hell. From the moment they introduce themselves, you’ll want to become best friends with co-hosts Ms. Kimber, Markus Seaberry, and Richard Douglas Jones. They ride the high of recently being voted best podcast from the readers of the Memphis Flyer magazine with an episode that’s mostly dedicated to superhero Luke Cage but also dives into a conversation on Moon Girl. The Luke Cage discussion is a nuanced dissection of what’s good and bad about the debut season, with Seaberry saying, “There are moments where it gets a little preachy.”

[Tim Barnes]

Source: A.V. Club

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By: GARRETT PILGRIM MARCH 7, 2016 

Memphis offers the world so much in the arts, sports, music, and more. Local podcasts are a fantastic way to learn about new ideas, have a laugh, and listen to stories from your community. You can hear authentic Memphis podcasts on your commute, while you work out, or when you just feel like listening to ideas from Memphians. Check these Memphis podcasts to stay entertained and informed.

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Gil Worth played in bands for years, at one point playing in five at the same time. Music was his passion. Then he became burned out and let it all go within the span of a few months. "I felt really thrown off the horse, so I stopped listening to music and I only listened to podcasts," he says. "And that's when I decided to start one." 

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New Memphis Podcast Network Serves As Platform For Local Shows

What do burlesque dancers, paranormal activity, and Memphis wrestling have in common? All are topics of shows that can be heard on the local podcast network OAM Audio, a new media outlet specializing in all things Memphis.

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Take a listen: Eight emerging Memphis podcasts

Traditional thinking leaves podcasts to the pros, as a method to catalog recorded episodes of NPR programs and the like. But over time, serial audio recordings have evolved beyond a tool for professional broadcasters and into something the average person--without an audio/visual background--can make their own.

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