Black Millennials: 10 Podcasts Made For Us By Us

Navigating the podcast space as a black millennial can be challenging. With thousands of podcasts catered to our counterparts, sometimes you just need a little help finding the one, two or ten for you.

While this curation of ten black millennial podcasts is by no means the end all be all list of black podcasts you should give a listen to, I'm hoping it will (at the very least) put some bomb a** podcasts on your radar and/or introduce you to some boss a** podcast hosts. (To note: Not all of the podcast hosts are millennials, but the message is still the same: these podcasts are made by us for us.)

So, scroll on down and check out ten podcasts (listed in no particular order) for black millennials.

1. The Read

The Read was one of the first podcasts put on my radar. It is, in essence, you listening to two best friends — Celebrity Analyst/Shade Connoisseur Kid Fury and writer/NYC hater Crissle— talk about pop culture, politics, mental health and a whole lot more. However, unlike podcasts of its kind, they're hilariously real and full of opinions that you either love or hate, but you always come back for more. And of course, they wouldn’t be "The Read" if they didn’t throw oak tree sizes of shade! (IYKYK)

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2. Still Processing

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of two black culture writers of the New York Times? Well, "Still Processing" should be the first podcast on your list if you're looking for an unfiltered breakdown of all things TV, movies, art, music, and the Internet.

Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham do an excellent job of storytelling without over-telling (you know, what I mean — they're not longwinded) and they make it fun!

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3. Code Switch

Black journalists talking about important things that matter to us — race, identity, and everything in between — need I say more?

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4. Small Doses with Amanda Seales

"Small Doses" is a big dose of Amanda Seales speaking her truth. Whether she's dropping a few much-needed truth bombs about the world today or giving her comedic, but still real, take on hot topics, you don't walk away unchanged or unenlightened after tuning in.

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5. Black Girl Nerds

If you consider yourself smart, opinionated, educated, and/or black, "Black Girl Nerds" is the podcast for you. Listen as the ladies sit down and talk to some of the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond.

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6. The Nod

What is being black in America? While we all have our different experiences "The Nod" tells the stories of black life, both in the U.S. and abroad, that we can all relate to. It's a celebration of our culture, our history, and our minds. Simply put, it's a celebration of all things black.

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7. 2 Dope Queens

"2 Dope Queens" is what happens when two dope, black queens get together and just shoot the breeze.

Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams tell stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and more. And sometimes they even add other perspectives and voices to the mix, for example Michelle Obama. (Yeah, she was on the latest episode).

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8. Pod Save the People

DeRay McKesson is an activist whose voice on news, culture, social justice, and politics can not be ignored. In "Pod Save the People" he has deep conversations with influencers and experts about weekly news. The show also features fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith who join the conversation about the week's news.

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9. hey, girl

There's nothing like the black sisterhood. "hey, girl" is all about bringing us sisters together to tell our stories about our lives, our careers, and so much more. Author Alex Elle sits down with women who inspire her and the podcast allows listeners to hear intimate conversations about true life experiences.

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10. Therapy for Black Girls

Lay your burden down, sis and pull up a chair because "Therapy for Black Girls" is your time for self-care.

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist, "offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health," while also giving an inside look at what happens in therapy sessions. And if you have a question for Dr. Joy, be sure to send them in because she does make time to answer them.

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