‘That Black Couple’ podcast delivers thoughtful social commentary and ratchet fun
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms.
We are big fans of podcasts around here. So, we are always on the lookout for new shows from young, Black, millennial hosts. This new show, That Black Couple, wasn’t hard to find. It’s co-hosted by our Managing Editor, Jenn M. Jackson, and her partner, Daren W. Jackson. And, trust us, you’ll want to go ahead and add it to your listening rotation.
According to the show’s website, ‘That Black Couple’ is about “navigating life as early 30-something Black married millennials whose “American Dreams” look more like an episode of “Living Single” than a Taylor Swift music video.” Ain’t that a word?
They also describe the podcast saying,
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.
And, the show isn’t a relationship advice column. They tackle issues like respectability politics, gender roles, class inequality, sexuality, and millennial life with ease. And, that’s just the first episode. Their second episode covers talking to children about societal traumas like Charlottesville and episode three covers toxic masculinity in Black TV.
This is looking to be an exciting first season.
Listen to Episode 1 below: