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The Nod

By Gimlet

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.

  1. 1.
    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'10/20/2020
    8:52
  2. 2.
    The 40-Year-Old Version10/13/2020
    6:49
  3. 3.
    VP Debate: What's at Stake10/08/2020
    8:27
  4. 4.
    Cosplaying While Black10/06/2020
    8:33
  5. 5.
    Big Freedia's Bounce09/29/2020
    9:28
  6. 6.
    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons09/22/2020
    16:31
  7. 7.
    The Cost of Student Debt09/15/2020
    6:51
  8. 8.
    The Power of La La Anthony09/08/2020
    8:16
  1. 9.
    Sports Strike Against Racism09/01/2020
    8:19
  2. 10.
    Aminé: Life in Limbo08/25/2020
    8:17
  3. 11.
    Kamala Harris: Making History08/19/2020
    7:34
  4. 12.
    Trans Lives, Front and Center08/11/2020
    8:34
  5. 13.
    Revolutionary Photos08/05/2020
    7:59
  6. 14.
    Master P Has No Limits07/28/2020
    9:07
  7. 15.
    Justice for Breonna Taylor with Andrea J Ritchie07/21/2020
    8:29
  8. 16.
    Better News with Sam Sanders07/16/2020
    8:24
  9. 17.
    The Case for Police Abolition07/14/2020
    9:12
  10. 18.
    Could Kamala Harris Be Our Next Vice President?07/09/2020
    7:30
  11. 19.
    A Reckoning for Black Journalists with Wes Lowery07/07/2020
    7:55
  12. 20.
    On the Record: Black Women and Hip Hop07/02/2020
    18:27
  13. 21.
    Kendrick Sampson: Actor and Activist06/30/2020
    8:49
  14. 22.
    We’ve Been Here Before06/01/2020
    8:37
  15. 23.
    See You Soon!01/27/2020
    52:08
  16. 24.
    A Nod to The Nod01/20/2020
    1:18:14
  17. 25.
    Borders Between Us01/06/2020
    37:36
  18. 26.
    Intentions for 202012/30/2019
    30:47
  19. 27.
    Brittany's Choice: An Oral History of Knuck If You Buck 12/16/2019
    36:01
  20. 28.
    Lady Sings the Blues w/ Bassey Ikpi12/10/2019
    32:44
  21. 29.
    Why We’re Watching Watchmen11/26/2019
    47:04
  22. 30.
    Eric's Choice: I Am a White Woman 11/11/2019
    25:30
  23. 31.
    You Ain’t Got No Job, You Ain’t Got Shit to Do11/05/2019
    36:33
  24. 32.
    Six Degrees: Mogul Edition10/22/2019
    37:13
  25. 33.
    Cha Cha Now Y'all10/14/2019
    22:56
  26. 34.
    Fearing the Black Body10/08/2019
    25:37
  27. 35.
    Growing Up With Toni Morrison09/23/2019
    30:56
  28. 36.
    Six Degrees: Listener Edition09/16/2019
    34:29
  29. 37.
    Elouise Goes to Washington09/10/2019
    23:02
  30. 38.
    The Life and Times of Reggie Ossé09/02/2019
    1:00:07
  31. 39.
    Back to School 08/26/2019
    35:55
  32. 40.
    Isn't It Romantic? feat. Jasmine Guillory08/20/2019
    44:30
  33. 41.
    Michael Twitty's Cooking Gene08/12/2019
    41:08
  34. 42.
    You Don't Make Free People08/05/2019
    49:04
  35. 43.
    The Vindication of T-Pain07/30/2019
    36:25
  36. 44.
    The Gamer Godfather You've Never Heard Of07/22/2019
    18:05
  37. 45.
    The Man Who Beat the NCAA07/16/2019
    37:24
  38. 46.
    Conscious Rap: The Birth and the Backlash07/02/2019
    31:22
  39. 47.
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco06/25/2019
    24:39
  40. 48.
    How to Show Up06/18/2019
    31:18
  41. 49.
    Six Degrees: Music Edition06/04/2019
    38:39
  42. 50.
    The Vindication of Snap Music 05/27/2019
    28:48
  43. 51.
    Oprah’s Legends Ball: Endgame05/21/2019
    42:35
  44. 52.
    The Rise and Fall of Black TV (feat. Erika Alexander)05/06/2019
    40:02
  45. 53.
    How to Stay Southern 04/29/2019
    26:46
  46. 54.
    Jordyn Woods vs. The Kardashians04/22/2019
    40:45
  47. 55.
    The Greatest Biopic That’s Never Been Made?04/09/2019
    32:28
  48. 56.
    My Black Robot Friend04/02/2019
    44:02
  49. 57.
    One-on-One03/26/2019
    37:55
  50. 58.
    Chidi and The Good Place03/12/2019
    35:58
  51. 59.
    A Madea Homegoing03/05/2019
    31:50
  52. 60.
    Six Degrees: Black History Month Edition02/25/2019
    28:56
  53. 61.
    What’s Wrong with A Little Romance? (Feat. Jasmine Guillory)02/12/2019
    33:52
  54. 62.
    Can MDMA Treat Racial Trauma?02/05/2019
    33:59
  55. 63.
    The Cult of Father Divine01/29/2019
    30:55
  56. 64.
    Brittany's Choice: Sister, Sister01/14/2019
    29:28
  57. 65.
    Eric's Choice: On That Lo Life $hit01/07/2019
    24:25
  58. 66.
    2019 Glow Up12/31/2018
    27:31
  59. 67.
    How We Failed12/24/2018
    14:16
  60. 68.
    A Star Is Born On Beale Street12/18/2018
    35:04
  61. 69.
    Good For The Blacks: Cardi vs. Nicki12/10/2018
    38:25
  62. 70.
    The Fugitive12/03/2018
    32:14
  63. 71.
    Black in Fashion11/26/2018
    20:55
  64. 72.
    To All the Boys in Rom-Coms Who Suck11/19/2018
    35:38
  65. 73.
    How to Make Free People11/12/2018
    26:53
  66. 74.
    Nobody Looks Like Me11/06/2018
    24:52
  67. 75.
    Eric Goes Full Witch10/29/2018
    6:01
  68. 76.
    Ethiopian Lasagna and the Alchemy of Being Black10/22/2018
    23:45
  69. 77.
    Six Degrees of Black Separation 10/08/2018
    33:26
  70. 78.
    We Went to See Beyoncé (and Jay-Z) 10/01/2018
    15:54
  71. 79.
    Kunta Thinks You’re Funny (feat. LeVar Burton)09/24/2018
    38:56
  72. 80.
    Saving Grace09/17/2018
    28:19
  73. 81.
    Bleeding and Healing09/10/2018
    41:56
  74. 82.
    An Interview with Boots Riley09/03/2018
    22:46
  75. 83.
    The Nod Bureau of Investigation08/27/2018
    41:03
  76. 84.
    Beignets In, Breathe Out08/20/2018
    29:43
  77. 85.
    #WhyNotKenan: Give Kenan Thompson His Emmy08/13/2018
    27:13
  78. 86.
    Best of the Nod: The Hairstons 08/06/2018
    50:33
  79. 87.
    Best of the Nod: Cooperative Economics07/30/2018
    52:53
  80. 88.
    Best of the Nod: Black Excellence07/23/2018
    58:43
  81. 89.
    Best of the Nod: YouTube Conspiracy Theories 07/16/2018
    1:02:58
  82. 90.
    An Oral History of Knuck If You Buck 07/10/2018
    34:51
  83. 91.
    Wyatt Cenac Exposes The Ultimate Cheetos Conspiracy07/02/2018
    24:34
  84. 92.
    The Deacons06/25/2018
    36:17
  85. 93.
    BONUS: Introducing Arlan Hamilton06/19/2018
    18:32
  86. 94.
    The Legend of RZA and The Last Airbender06/12/2018
    33:30
  87. 95.
    I Am A White Woman 06/04/2018
    24:57
  88. 96.
    Hair, Laid 05/28/2018
    20:41
  89. 97.
    BONUS: The Origin Story05/21/2018
    10:08
  90. 98.
    From Zamunda to Wakanda 05/15/2018
    28:12
  91. 99.
    The Leopards of Zaire 05/07/2018
    42:40
  92. 100.
    Rapper's Dismay04/30/2018
    25:07
  93. 101.
    Quesadilla Time (feat. Chef Ocho)04/27/2018
    2:27
  94. 102.
    BONUS: Bowlegged Lou is a Prankster04/23/2018
    8:53
  95. 103.
    Taco Bout It 04/16/2018
    25:18
  96. 104.
    A Man Gotta Have a Code 04/10/2018
    26:25
  97. 105.
    Greetings, My Brothas: A Tale Of Two Shawns04/03/2018
    40:09
  98. 106.
    BONUS: Bruno Mars is Tiny, Sweet and Really Sexy03/27/2018
    9:38
  99. 107.
    Hold The Vibranium, Please03/20/2018
    30:28
  100. 108.
    Peak Reality03/12/2018
    37:51
  101. 109.
    Josephine and The Amazing Technicolor Rainbow Tribe03/06/2018
    25:11
  102. 110.
    BONUS: Eric Prepares For The End Of The World02/27/2018
    5:53
  103. 111.
    Jumping the Broom02/19/2018
    29:36
  104. 112.
    Moooo and Oink!02/13/2018
    25:28
  105. 113.
    Sister, Sister02/06/2018
    26:15
  106. 114.
    BONUS: American Crime Story: The Nod01/30/2018
    6:29
  107. 115.
    A Diva Without Finesse 01/23/2018
    30:32
  108. 116.
    It's a Black Thing01/15/2018
    24:02
  109. 117.
    Don Lemon is... Magneto01/08/2018
    25:48
  110. 118.
    BONUS: Don't Call It A Resolution01/01/2018
    12:10
  111. 119.
    BONUS: Eric Takes Zinc12/25/2017
    4:40
  112. 120.
    The Paradise Garage 12/19/2017
    32:07
  113. 121.
    The Hairstons Part 2: Diary of a Mad Black Cousin12/12/2017
    23:28
  114. 122.
    The Hairstons Part 1: Snakes on a Plantation12/05/2017
    28:28
  115. 123.
    BONUS: Brittany Reads Her LiveJournal11/27/2017
    3:43
  116. 124.
    Ready, Set … Buy Black11/21/2017
    37:38
  117. 125.
    The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air11/13/2017
    24:04
  118. 126.
    BONUS: A Royal Good For The Blacks11/06/2017
    11:22
  119. 127.
    Playing the Race Cards 10/30/2017
    32:02
  120. 128.
    Drake of the Diaspora10/23/2017
    31:58
  121. 129.
    The Cowboy Of The West Village10/17/2017
    25:27
  122. 130.
    Gimlet Presents: Uncivil10/09/2017
    25:25
  123. 131.
    BONUS: What Happens In New Orleans 10/02/2017
    11:28
  124. 132.
    Whole Hog 09/25/2017
    31:04
  125. 133.
    Lawrence: Good For The Blacks?09/18/2017
    27:46
  126. 134.
    All Heroes Wear Capes09/11/2017
    26:49
  127. 135.
    BONUS: Eric Hates Reading The Credits09/04/2017
    5:02
  128. 136.
    I Want That Purple Stuff 08/28/2017
    35:53
  129. 137.
    A is for Afrocentric08/21/2017
    25:51
  130. 138.
    Chitlins at Bergdorf’s08/15/2017
    33:40
  131. 139.
    BONUS: Brittany Won't Give Eric Cheez-Its08/07/2017
    4:28
  132. 140.
    Good For The Blacks07/31/2017
    31:07
  133. 141.
    On That Lo Life $hit07/24/2017
    23:24
  134. 142.
    Greetings, My Brothas 07/17/2017
    24:09
  135. 143.
    Hunter Green Thong 07/17/2017
    23:38
  136. 144.
    Coming Soon!06/20/2017
    2:18

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