Black Girl Book Club

by Black Girl Book Club

Black Girl Book Club
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 14
  • Last: 3 Feb 2018
Roommates and friends Jordan and Lauren come together biweekly to discuss readings and topics about the power of being a woman of color. Each month, they’ll choose a book or essay — written by, for, or about women of color — and use it as a framework to discuss their own lives as young black women. Join them for conversations about race, gender and pop culture, as well as a variety of silly segments, rapid-fire question rounds, snacks, drinks, and a host of special guests.

Episodes (14)

  • 2.2 | I'm Judging You
    2.2 | I'm Judging You
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    Published: 3 Feb 2018 Duration: 57:28
    Lo and Jo chat about Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You: discussing religion, “black on black crime’” and terrible dinner party guests. Plus, they share embarrassing dating stories and talk about the time they met SZA!!!
    Lo and Jo chat about Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You: discussing religion, “black on black crime’” and terrible dinner party guests. Plus, they share embarrassing dating stories and talk about the time they met SZA!!!

  • Guided Meditation with Nkechi Njaka
    Guided Meditation with Nkechi Njaka
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 08:41
    In this special bonus episode, our season 2 episode 1 guest Nkechi Njaka leads us in a short guided meditation.
    In this special bonus episode, our season 2 episode 1 guest Nkechi Njaka leads us in a short guided meditation.

  • 2.1 | Nkechi Njaka
    2.1 | Nkechi Njaka
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    Published: 10 Nov 2017 Duration: 54:20
    In the season two premiere, Lo and Jo sit down with a special guest: Nkechi Njaka. Nkechi is a creative brand and lifestyle consultant, with a background in neuroscience, dance and nutrition. They chat about her mindfulness practice, manife... Read more →
    In the season two premiere, Lo and Jo sit down with a special guest: Nkechi Njaka. Nkechi is a creative brand and lifestyle consultant, with a background in neuroscience, dance and nutrition. They chat about her mindfulness practice, manife... Read more →

  • 2.0 | The Sneak Peek
    2.0 | The Sneak Peek
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    Published: 3 Nov 2017 Duration: 05:53
    Welcome back, book club! Your co-hosts Lauren (Lo) and Jordan (Jo) are so excited to give you a sneak peek into what's coming your way in season two.
    Welcome back, book club! Your co-hosts Lauren (Lo) and Jordan (Jo) are so excited to give you a sneak peek into what's coming your way in season two.

  • 1.8 | That's A Wrap!
    1.8 | That's A Wrap!
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    Published: 20 Jun 2017 Duration: 15:19
    We've missed you! We're back with a quick ep to share our highs from Season One and our exciting plans for Season Two. Plus, Lo shares a story about flirting gone wrong, and her newfound cultural heritage. See you in the fall!  
    We've missed you! We're back with a quick ep to share our highs from Season One and our exciting plans for Season Two. Plus, Lo shares a story about flirting gone wrong, and her newfound cultural heritage. See you in the fall!  

  • 1.7 | Interracial Dating
    1.7 | Interracial Dating
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    Published: 26 Apr 2017 Duration: 41:50
    This week, Lo and Jo tackle the role that race plays in their dating lives, and chat about their experiences in interracial relationships, as well as the fetishization and dismissal they've experienced on dating apps. Plus, a brief appearan... Read more →
    This week, Lo and Jo tackle the role that race plays in their dating lives, and chat about their experiences in interracial relationships, as well as the fetishization and dismissal they've experienced on dating apps. Plus, a brief appearan... Read more →

  • 1.6 | When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
    1.6 | When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
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    Published: 12 Apr 2017 Duration: 48:53
    After reading Joan Morgan's When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Lo and Jo discuss their relationship to hip hop music as black women, intergenerational feminism, and what the Strong Black Woman narrative means to them. Lo also celebrates ... Read more →
    After reading Joan Morgan's When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Lo and Jo discuss their relationship to hip hop music as black women, intergenerational feminism, and what the Strong Black Woman narrative means to them. Lo also celebrates ... Read more →

  • 1.5 | Hair
    1.5 | Hair
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    Published: 22 Mar 2017 Duration: 40:14
    This week, Lo and Jo chat about a hot button issue for black women: hair. They discuss the styles they've worn over the years, as well as the responses others have had to their hair choices. Plus, Lo and Jo put each other in the hot seat, w... Read more →
    This week, Lo and Jo chat about a hot button issue for black women: hair. They discuss the styles they've worn over the years, as well as the responses others have had to their hair choices. Plus, Lo and Jo put each other in the hot seat, w... Read more →

  • 1.4 | Naked
    1.4 | Naked
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    Published: 1 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:03:46
    Drawing on several essays from Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts, Lo and Jo discuss their relationships with their bodies, and explore the assets they love as well as the parts they’ve struggled ... Read more →
    Drawing on several essays from Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts, Lo and Jo discuss their relationships with their bodies, and explore the assets they love as well as the parts they’ve struggled ... Read more →

  • 1.3 | TV Talk
    1.3 | TV Talk
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    Published: 8 Feb 2017 Duration: 49:43
    In this episode, Lo and Jo talk about their love for TV, and the different ways they’ve seen black women represented on screen over the years. Plus, Lo chats about her food nightmares, Jo shares an embarrassing rejection and a #shitwhitepeo... Read more →
    In this episode, Lo and Jo talk about their love for TV, and the different ways they’ve seen black women represented on screen over the years. Plus, Lo chats about her food nightmares, Jo shares an embarrassing rejection and a #shitwhitepeo... Read more →

  • 1.2 | We Should All Be Feminists
    1.2 | We Should All Be Feminists
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    Published: 25 Jan 2017 Duration: 55:47
    After reading the *brief* novel We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Adichie, Jo and Lo chat about how they became feminists, and the influence that feminism has had over their lives. They also discuss their experience at the Oakland Wo... Read more →
    After reading the *brief* novel We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Adichie, Jo and Lo chat about how they became feminists, and the influence that feminism has had over their lives. They also discuss their experience at the Oakland Wo... Read more →

  • 1.1 | Beauty
    1.1 | Beauty
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    Published: 11 Jan 2017 Duration: 44:19
    In their debut episode, Jo and Lo chat about all things beauty, and how TV + magazines helped shape their perception of themselves growing up. Plus, they discuss the diet that has Lo snacking on lean meats, question some shit white people (... Read more →
    In their debut episode, Jo and Lo chat about all things beauty, and how TV + magazines helped shape their perception of themselves growing up. Plus, they discuss the diet that has Lo snacking on lean meats, question some shit white people (... Read more →

  • 1.0 | The Sneak Peek
    1.0 | The Sneak Peek
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    Published: 9 Jan 2017 Duration: 04:36
    Welcome to Black Girl Book Club! Meet your co-hosts Lauren (Lo) and Jordan (Jo) and get a sneak peek into what's coming your way this season.
    Welcome to Black Girl Book Club! Meet your co-hosts Lauren (Lo) and Jordan (Jo) and get a sneak peek into what's coming your way this season.

  • Bonus | Post-Election Feels
    Bonus | Post-Election Feels
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    Published: 23 Nov 2016 Duration: 54:36
    Lo and Jo talk about the nightmare that was the 2016 election — how they're processing the results, their fears about living in Trump's America, and their master plan to get through it all. Plus, a Nicki Minaj rap and a healthy dose of thir... Read more →
    Lo and Jo talk about the nightmare that was the 2016 election — how they're processing the results, their fears about living in Trump's America, and their master plan to get through it all. Plus, a Nicki Minaj rap and a healthy dose of thir... Read more →