Podcasts to Listen to During Black History Month 2024

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Podcasts to Listen to During Black History Month

During Black History Month (and even after it’s over), listening to a podcast is one of the best ways to honor and learn about some of the past or continuing struggles African Americans have had to deal with.

So whether it’s learning about Black women’s mental health or listening to a first hand experience of some of the most monumental moments in Black history, take some time to try these podcasts!

Psst… check out our round up of Black History Month events in New York City!  

The Brown Girl’s Guide to Politics

Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

In 2018, A’shanti F. Gholar realized there was nowhere for women of color to turn to get advice about getting involved in politics, or receive political news that impacts them.

This is why she created The Brown Girl’s Guide to Politics podcast. Each episode, you will listen to politicians, candidates or influencers give advice and resources that women of color want to know.

While the latest episode was uploaded in Dec. 2022, the information shared is timeless and worth listening to.

GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp Podcast

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Audible and Spotify

GirlTrek, a public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States, encourages women to use walking as a way to inspire healthy living and now you can even listen to their podcast to help you get some daily exercise!

This 21-day walking meditation series talks about Black stories and the lessons of ancestors to help listeners get through uncertain times.

The Nod

Available on Spotify

Listen to stories of Black life that you probably haven’t heard before with The Nod! Hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings discuss stories about Black life that are both educational and fun to listen to.

From a discussion about T Pain’s auto tuned music to an interview with the basketball player who started the conversation about paying NCAA players, there is an episode that will appeal to everyone! 

Code Switch

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify

Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch talks about how race has impacted and affected every part of society.

While tackling this subject with empathy and humor, this podcast makes everyone part of the conversation and discusses diverse topics such as how to talk to your kids about race and the double edged sword about being Black first.

There are new episodes of Code Switch coming out every week, so you’ll always have a new listen at your fingertips!

Dear Culture

Available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify 

Hosted by the staff of theGrio, Dear Culture talks about current issues that are affecting millennial Black America.

From topics like the rise of Black filmmakers on Tubi to the life and legacy of Biggie Smalls, this podcast discusses every topic that you can think of and more. Tune in for new episodes every week. 

Therapy for Black Girls

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify

This mental health podcast is hosted by licensed psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford and talks about mental health topics that are relevant to Black women.

What makes this podcast both informative and fun to listen to is that Bradford incorporates pop culture to discuss psychological concepts. Listen to a new episode from Dr. Bradford every week. 

Witness Black History

Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify 

Not only is Witness Black History a popular educational podcast, but it also features short episodes, making it perfect for those who are constantly on the go.

Listeners get to learn first hand about certain famous moments in Black history from people who were actually there to witness it. 

Black History Year

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and YouTube

Learn about the Black history that’s often left out of history books in school. Black History Year connects listeners to history and figures that are left out of mainstream history conversations.

Tune in every week to learn about a new piece of history or a historical discussion that’s still relevant to today. 

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