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212: Saoirse Ronan and Election 2020
In this 2-part episode, we invite actor Saoirse Ronan and have a hot topic discussion about the 2020 election. Segment 1: Saoirse stars in the new film 'Ammonite' opposite Kate Winslet. In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship. Host: Cat Segment 2: The 2020 Presidential election is finally over. The BGN Podcast staff give their hot takes about this past election year as well as the controversy surrounding the results of ballot counts, missing concession speeches, and what to expect under a Biden/Harris administration.  Host: Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Nov 9
1 hr 10 min
211: I Love Black People with Jarvis Houston
BGN chats with Jarvis Houston, the U.S. spokesperson for 'I Love Black People'. I Love Black People was co-founded by Christopher Mapondera, a Zimbabwean, and Sinclair Skinner, an African-American. ILBP is a Black tech startup that uses technology to build a global network to protect Black people from racism & xenophobia, especially while traveling and in new environments. ILBP provides safe places for Black people across the world. ILBP is a leader in the creation of a cultural shift that empowers Black people with the tools to spend their dollars with and in communities and places where they will be safe. ILBP focuses on engaging and connecting the Black community as customers to Black-owned & Black friendly businesses. Host: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Nov 2
37 min
210: Lovecraft Country Recap Show - Episode 2 "Whitey's On The Moon"
BGN Podcast hosts Ryanne and Angelica return to recap episode 2 of the hit HBO series 'Lovecraft Country'.  The two hosts breakdown the episode aptly titled "Whitey's on the Moon". Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Oct 26
1 hr 4 min
209: Fargo's E’myri Crutchfield and Grand Army's Crystal Nelson & Alphonso Romero Jones II
In this 3-part episode, BGN welcomes E’myri Crutchfield (Fargo), Crystal Nelson (Grand Army), and Alphonso Romero Jones II (Grand Army) to the podcast. Segment 1: E’myri Crutchfield stars in FX’s Emmy-winning anthology series Fargo. She is the breakout star, which also features Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman.  E’myri portrays the narrator of the story, Ethelrida Smutny, a mixed-race teenager wise beyond her years, who is determined to improve her lot in life through education. Hosted by: Ryanne Segment 2: Crystal Nelson stars in the Netflix series Grand Army.  She plays seventeen-year-old ‘Tor’ who is a strong, confident, hilarious lesbian woman and an integral part of the basketball team. Though she comes from a well-off family, she continues to be grateful for what she has and stays grounded as she sees others around her struggling. Crystal is in real life a proud lesbian and member of the LGBTQ community. Born and raised in Maryland. Hosted by: Ryanne Segment 3: Alphonso Romero Jones II portrays ‘John Ellis’ in Netflix’s teen drama series, Grand Army.  Alphonso’s raw, natural talent was first displayed when he was cast in the coveted role of ‘Young Simba’ in “The Lion King” on Broadway. Aside from acting, he is a musician and creates in his home studio in New Jersey under the name TKP Nook. Hosted by: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Oct 19
1 hr 4 min
208: The Cast of 'Warrior' Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan and Andrew Koji
In a special episode dedicated to the Cinemax series 'Warrior' —  BGN interviews 3 cast members from the show broken up into 3 segments. Segment 1: Oliva Cheng plays Ah Toy in the series 'Warrior'. A bisexual Madame in charge of the Hop Wei's brothel. She takes an interest with Ah Sahm due to his connections with Mai Ling. Cheng has also appeared in 'Deadly Class' and was a former correspondent for 'Entertainment Tonight Canada'. Segment 2: Dianne Doan plays Mai Ling, the wife of Long Zii, head of the Long Zii Tong. She is actually Ah Sahm's sister, Xiaojing, who ran away from China to the US to escape from her abusive husband Sun Yang, who forced her to marry him to prevent him from killing her brother. As Long Zii's wife, she is the de facto second in command of the Long Zii gang. Doan is known for portraying Lonnie in the Disney Channel Original Movies 'Descendants' and 'Descendants 2' Segment 3: Andrew Koji plays Ah Sahm, a Chinese martial arts expert of partial European ancestry from his white American grandfather, Ah Sahm travels to San Francisco to find his missing sister and ends up being involved in the city's gang wars. Koji is scheduled to appear in the upcoming prequel for the 'G.I. Joe' sequel 'Snake Eyes'. Host: Ryanne ( Music by: Sammus, Shubzilla, and Sky Blue Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Oct 12
1 hr 8 min
207: Cabblow Studios Animators and Author Nic Stone
The BGN Podcast this week features a 2-part episode featuring animators and authors. In our first segment, Cabblow Studios was founded by a mother and daughter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Tshepo P. Maaka (“Dr. T”) and her daughter, animator and creative director Kabelo “Cabblow” Maaka, work together to create short films, series, and medical animation where they simplify medical content through the charm of animation making it easier to understand, less intimidating, and easier to remember.  Host: Ryanne In our second segment, Nic Stone is the author of the New York Times bestseller and William C. Morris finalist Dear Martin and its companion novel Dear Justyce, which looks at the power of circumstance in decision-making, and seeks to stir compassion for a population of black children who have been deemed unworthy of it: the incarcerated.  Host: Jeandra Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Oct 5
56 min
206: Comedian Dulcé Sloan Has 'That Black Ass Show'
BGN interviews Comedy Central's Dulcé Sloan about her new podcast 'That Black Ass Show', Sloan talks to special guests to celebrate some of America’s iconic Black shows that have and continue to shape the world. From 90’s classics like the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'Martin' to modern shows like 'Insecure' and 'Atlanta', Sloan does a deep dive into the show’s origin, classic moments, and fun facts that everyone can enjoy.  Interviewer: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Sep 28
1 hr 33 min
205: Lovecraft Country Recap Show - Episode 1 "Sundown"
Better late than never!  Recap hosts Angelica and Ryanne return to recap the popular HBO sci-fi series 'Lovecraft Country'.  These breakdowns will not only include episode recaps, but also the history behind the books and the context within each of these stories.  If you're a fan of this series you don't want to miss these recaps! This recap features episode 1 "Sundown" Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Sep 21
1 hr 5 min
204: Comedian Calise Hawkins and a Deep Dive into Marvel's Shuri
In this 2-part episode, BGN interviews comedian Calise Hawkins who released her first full length comedy album Calise is 40 AF. Calise has appeared on Oxygen, Disney, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, and MTV. Hosted by Jeandra. In our second segment, Ryanne takes a deep dive into the character of Shuri from the Marvel comics and cinematic universe.  Hosted by Ryanne. Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
Sep 14
1 hr 8 min
203: Filmmaker Trey Haley and Actor Bethany Antonia
BGN presents a 2-part episode featuring indie filmmaker Trey Haley and actor Bethany Antonia. Trey Haley is a director with 25+ film and television titles across multiple genres and is currently in season 2 of his hit crime drama 'The Family Business' premiered July 2 on BET+. Bethany Antonia is a scene-stealer as Margot Rivers in Netflix’s new thriller series 'Get Even' adapted from the popular book series “Don’t Get Mad” by Gretchen McNeil. Host: Ryanne Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus
Sep 7
1 hr 8 min
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