All posts by Unlearned Podcast

Episode 62: Illegality of Blackness

Kat and Bill ditch the segments and spend the whole show discussing the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850’s influence on modern day policing and the not so recent epidemic of white people calling the police on black people for simply existing.

Episode 61: People Be Wilin’

Kat and Bill discuss Bill Cosby’s conviction, Kanye’s journey into the sunken zone and Janelle Monae’s glorious coming out. In the main segment, they discuss the consequences of being Black in White spaces and finish discussing the first Black female soldier, Cathay Williams.

Episode 60: Defiant Trespassing

Kat and Bill introduce a new segment Breathing While Black where we talk about black people just trying to live. They then go into gender identity, queer misogyny and gender policing. They later honor Alice H. Parker for her invention that paved the way for central heating.

Episode 59: The Grind

In honor of spring, Kat and Bill discuss the progress of this year’s goals in Slay or Nay. They then talk about rethinking the 9 to 5 and pros and cons of the gig economy. Can we change what work looks like within our generation? They finish by celebrating Black Women’s History month by featuring Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.

Episode 58: Rethinking Family Structures

Kat and Bill discuss the importance of voting and explore different family structures. Is the heteronormative American ideal of a husband, wife and 2.5 kids outdated? They also feature Navajo activist Annie Dodge Wauneka for Women’s History month.

Episode 57: The N Word

Kat and Bill tackles the most infamous racial slur in the American vocabulary. Is it ok for white people and other non black people of color to use? Is there a difference between using it maliciously and just singing along with your favorite Kanye song? Also featured in this episode, Best Things and Trans Activist Miss Major Griffin Gracy.

Episode 56: This Radical Sincerity Thing

In this episode, Kat and Bill bring back slay or nay because accountability matters.They dive into their feels on the opioid crisis and praise the hustle of Madam CJ Walker who continues to inspire us to live our dreams.

Episode 55: Black Ass History Month

In this episode, Kat and Bill request that people keep pussy hats off of Harriet Tubman’s Harlem statue, stop acting like they don’t understand the concept of colorism and provide us with reparations. This episode begins a very exciting Black Ass History Month.

Episode 54: Steaming Hot Takes

Kat forgot to turn on Bill’s mic for the first 10 mins of the episode. She tried to fix in post production so please refrain from dragging her on audio quality.

Kat and Bill introduce a new segment: Hot Takes on Hot Trash where they let loose on the current events. Kat then demands for Bill to explain why men are trash in their main segment. Lastly in This week in Black Superhero, Kat expresses her love for the representation of Black people in this genre.

Episode 53: Feel It and Fix It

Kat is joined by Bill Bullock to try and figure out why most people are uncomfortable with honesty and genuine conversations. They also discuss the new White House tell all, Fire and Fury, and try to figure out if Trump is moronic or maniacal.