Kat and Sharlene discuss the Penn State Paterno Riots of 2011 and try to figure out why they thought rioting was the right response. Next, they unpack rape culture and the recent attention on sexual harassment and assault. Lastly, they bring back Best Things where they admire Black Forest cake and pandas.
In honor of Kat’s journey to Thailand, she is doing an encore episode of Black Girls Abroad.
Kat and Mesha recount their experiences traveling to other countries and how it helped shape their perception of America. Lastly, they remind you that cultures are not costumes and to be better this Halloween.
UnLearned did a live show! Kat and guest host Marcelo discuss moving through the world in queer cis bodies of color. Thank you to the Chicago Podcast Festival for having us.
This week in politics: Healthcare is hard, Maxine Waters is a shining star and everyone us is mediocre.
Main Segment: Kat and guest host Maryam discuss the impact of colonization and repeated trauma in communities of color. Remember, you can go to therapy simply because you want to.
Black Girl Magic, White Boy Tragic: Nielsen’s latest report reveal that Black women have emerged as major consumers that should be marketed too while Trump focuses his time tweeting at the NFL instead of focusing on Puerto Rico.
UnLearned’s first ever live show is this Sunday. Get your tickets here
Season 3 starts now! Kat is back at it again with the help of her friends. Slay or Nay returns with the vengeance. Kat and Julie discuss living and loving as femme identified queer women. Kat goes on a rant outlining why your fave, Chris Columbus, is problematic.
Come see UnLearned live! You can check out UnLearned’s first live show at the second annual Chicago Podcast Festival. Buy tickets here
It’s the end of the season and Mesha and Kat have senioritis! They freestyle the episode and discussed all things trash. Mesha explores her conflicting feelings about Kelly Ann Conway while Kat strives to become a carefree black girl.
This is the last episode before the season finale! Kat and Mesha start off the show with Slay or Nay where Mesha is killing it in the fitness and nutrition game. They then take deep dives into their past to analyze how their youth impacted their ability to love, be loved and express vulnerability. Lastly, they introduce a new segment Drama With Obama.
This week in science: Kat and Mesha discuss the March for Science and why you should be good to your mother… mother earth. In their main topic, they try to figure out whether millennials are too sensitive. At a party? Hear someone say something racist/homophobic/ableist/sexist? Is it worth it to confront that person in a social setting even if you may never see them again? Lastly, Kat and Mesha ends Black Women’s History Month with highlighting CNN correspondent Angela Rye and her sick side eye game.
Kat and Mesha try to figure out how a spouse can be considered a family member when you have a romantic relationship. They also ponder the relationship between street harassment and gender performance through clothing. They spotlight US Rep Maxine Waters and her general slayage.
Mesha high key shames Kat in this month’s slay or nay. They then attempt to understand how their past has contributed to their negative emotions around food and fitness. Finally, they feature Jessamyn Stanley, a body positive, plus sized black fitness queen that shows us that every body is a yoga body.