Kat and Bill do a short and sweet episode for Memorial Day. They discuss the little know Black treasure, the Negro Motorist Green Handbook, that allowed Black motorist to safely road trip around the country in Jim Crow America.
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.
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.
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 Is the heteronormative American ideal of a husband, wife and 2.5 kids outdated?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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the opening segment, Mesha processes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comments on trans women.
We then bring back an old segment On the Mind, Out of the Hat where we answer random questions and learn that we can’t put boundaries on Mesha’s boat. We finish with part 6 of Opt Out of White Feminism, Homeplace.
This week in Presidential transition:
Michelle’s epic side eye
Will Trump ban Black History Month?
Main Segment: Finding Space in Political/Social Movements
Read Lakeshia Robinson’s story
Where do we fall in this movement?
Opting out of White Feminism:
Concept two out of six: Intersectionality