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20 Black Podcasts To Check Out This Year

The beauty of these platforms is that they come in a variety of mediums that serve specific audiences.

If the current state of the world has taught us anything, it’s the value of consuming content that nurtures our mind, body and spirit. In a world where one has to engage with digital media to stay abreast of current events, it’s important to do so in a way that aligns with your moral code. For some, that could be catching up on political happenings by perusing TheGrio or staying on top of the latest beauty trends via Essence magazine. For many, podcasts serve as the entry point for folks looking to learn more about the world around them. The beauty of these platforms is that they come in a variety of mediums that serve specific audiences. Given that Blackness isn’t monolithic, it comes as no surprise that podcasts helmed by Black creators follow suit in their diversity. Whether you’re looking to digest celebrity pop culture or listen to recaps of trending sports happenings, there’s a podcast for you.

For those who are looking to find your podcast home, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some pretty dope podcasts brought to you by Black creators.



1. Brewin' Black

2. The Read

3. BoyFriends

4. The New York Dose

5. The Black Book

6. Barcoded Chats

7. Higher Learning

8. Lip Service

9. The Love Of It

10. Peace & Prosperity

11. Detroit Worldwide

12. I Am Athlete

13. Sistas Who Kill

14. Thick Twice

15. Pivot

16. Evolving Still

17. The TimeLine

18. Ratchet & Respectable

19. Small Doses With Amanda Seales

20. Back Issue


What’s your favorite podcast? Did you see it on the list? If not, comment below and let us know why it’s your favorite. It’s never too late to immerse yourself and find something that suits you and your needs.
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A Detroit native, Kenneth 'Kenny' Williams Jr. is a self-described cultural critic and visual storyteller. While at Michigan State University, Kenneth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and went on to obtain his Master of Arts degree in Public Relations. Kenneth's passions include pop culture, writing, and using his skill sets to actively and positively promote the narratives of Black people and Black culture. Any questions? Reach out at kenny.williams@blavity.com. Follow me on Instagram @kennyonce