These Podcasts give Me Life

#1

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Amanda Seales is that friend who is knowledgeable and spits straight fire with her “gem droppin’” and “clapbacks.” Some of you may know her as bougie Tiffany on HBO’s Insecure or the woman who clapped back at a clueless (and privileged) Caitlyn Jenner (I’m not hostile. I’m passionate). In reality, she has been in the showbiz game for a hot minute all the way back to those Nickelodeon days on “My Brother and Me.”

Favorite episode to-date is Side Effects of Fuckboys. You know an episode is fire when you have to stop, rewind, listen to it again, stop, then call your best friend like “giiiiiiirrrrrl.”

#2

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Prepare to blush and *ahem* feel some things. This podcast is for those who thirst (aka the latest term for crush) on the cuties. What I love about hosts, Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi, is that take a holistic view of their thirst objects aka male celebrities. They examine not only their physical attributes but their body of work and their humanitarian efforts. This is a cis-het gendered show from the perspective of two black cishet women.

You must stay for the drabbles, 100 word write up where Nichole and Bim flex their creative writing talents. An incredible drabble will illicit a combination of a clap and a whispered hiss ‘bitch.’ My favorite drabble read thus far is “Old Baes of Hollywood” featuring the delectable Paul Newman, my first celebrity thirst.

Honorable Mentions (aka I dip in and out)

 Somewhat inconsistent episode schedule + deep look into current affairs (I need a break from our current political dumpster fire). I did enjoy their episode on Jordan Peele's Get Out.

Somewhat inconsistent episode schedule + deep look into current affairs (I need a break from our current political dumpster fire). I did enjoy their episode on Jordan Peele's Get Out.

 On hiatus as the hosts contend with major life issues. I hope it comes back but I understand if it doesn't. Much love to them both.

On hiatus as the hosts contend with major life issues. I hope it comes back but I understand if it doesn't. Much love to them both.

 Pulls heavily from current affairs. Favorite episode was their discussion of Black Panther.

Pulls heavily from current affairs. Favorite episode was their discussion of Black Panther.