S6E6 - Black & Autistic
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
2d ago
In this episode, Jenn and Daren bring to light April as Autism Acceptance Month by highlighting the unique experience of being Black and neurodivergent, focusing specifically on autism. In the first segment, Jenn shares her own experience of being a Black neurodivergent person and conversations she has had online with Black autistic people around their difficulties in understanding social cues. Daren highlights the importance of including a young Black lesbian woman named Journey on the Netflix show “Love on the Spectrum.” In the second segment, Daren foregrounds the conversation in the histor ..read more
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S6E5 - Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
1M ago
In this episode, Jenn and Daren highlight Sexual Assault and Prevention Month. In the first segment, Jenn shares how sexual assault is an unavoidable part of her Black Politics course, and Daren shares his experience watching the “Quiet On Set” documentary that exposes the mistreatment and abuse of child actors at Nickelodeon during the 1990’s. In the second segment, Jenn and Daren dive deeper into this topic, explaining what constitutes sexual assault or harrassment. Daren shares troubling statistics about sexual assault and the pair talk about how the state and government are not setup to ap ..read more
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S6E4 - RUNDOWN | Amanda Seales, Diddy, and Gabrielle Confederacy
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
1M ago
In this Rundown episode, Jenn and Daren get caught up on recent pop culture news. They start off talking about how apt it is that during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, it appears that accused abusers like Sea “Diddy” Combs and Russell Simmons are being held accountable. While they are not advocates of the carceral system of punishment, they are fully behind restorative justice, and accountability is a cornerstone of that. In the second segment, Jenn and Daren give updates on the political landscape, from Joe Biden’s star-studded fundraiser to Candice Owens getting fired from Da ..read more
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S6E3 - Where Have You Been?
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
1M ago
In this “Where Have You Been?” episode, Jenn and Daren let everyone know where they have been for the last few weeks. They start things off by talking about their recent spot in Huffington Post Black Voices series “Black Love on Our Terms,” in which they share how their relationship works and how others can use their model to find love on their own terms. They follow that up with an account of Jenn’s hospital stay and the challenges of being a Black woman in the care of modern day doctors. In the second segment, Jenn and Daren detail how Jenn’s book tour has progressed in support of her book ..read more
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S6E2 - The Rundown | HISS, Big Foot, and “I Don’t Unbend My Elbows Barbie”
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
1M ago
In this rundown episode, Jenn and Daren catch up on important happenings from the last few weeks. In the first segment, they recap the high points of Megan Thee Stallion’s “HISS” and Nicki Minaj’s failure of a response “Big Foot.” In the second segment, Jenn and Daren highlight the wins Black folx took home from the 2024 Grammys and Oscars, celebrating the achievements of artists such as Victoria Monet, Coco Jones, and Samara Joy. In turn they question the status of a music industry where Killa Mike wins top rap honors and Jay-Z is awarded a Dr. Dre Global Impact award. On the film side, they ..read more
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S5E9 - Poly For The Holidays Part 1: Chosen Family
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
6M ago
In this holiday themed episode, Jenn and Daren talk about how celebrating the holidays in a non-traditional way can sometimes be the way that best serves you. The queer community has a legacy of chosen families, building families not based on blood but based on the community that loves and supports you. For much of their lives, Jenn and Daren operated under the traditional framework that you celebrate the holidays with your family, even if that family was full of people that mistreated you, made you uncomfortable, or were generally not fun to be around. But once they chose to celebrate the hol ..read more
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S5E8 - Queer Self-Naming
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
7M ago
In this queer themed episode, Jenn and Daren celebrate LGBT History Month and Asexuality Awareness Week by marking the importance of “self-naming” and the power of being able to define yourself for yourself outside of society’s rules and standards. They talk about vulnerable queer youth and how self-naming can be a source of empowerment for them, and furthermore, how acceptance from their family and friends can lead to healthier life outcomes. From there, they discuss the difference between “coming out and “welcoming in” and the challenge of overcoming guilt and shame around your own identity ..read more
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S5E6 - The Rundown | Acknowledging Black Women’s Brilliance
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
7M ago
In this rundown of topical matters, Jenn and Daren celebrate the sheer brilliance of Black women. They start with using Drake’s recent conflict with Halle Berry as an example of how not to treat Black women. Next is a walkthrough or recent major wins for Black women, ranging from the global economic impact Beyonce’s Renaissance tour to the enduring legacy of Black women athletes dominating their fields. They close out their acknowledgement of Black women by celebrating Virgo Season (#virgoszn) and announcing the availability of pre-orders for Jenn’s book “Black Women Taught Us”. Pre-order “Bla ..read more
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S5E5 - Let's Talk About Books
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
8M ago
In the first segment, Jenn and Daren celebrate September (Virgo Season) and update everyone on where they have been. They also explain how important literacy is and how comic books play a part in not just bringing young people to reading but also helping minority and queer readers see themselves reflected in print. In the second segment, they discuss the benefits of reading and how gaps in learning can persist from childhood through to adulthood. Daren also gives insight into the current publishing industry and how imperative it is to create opportunities for non-white people to find their pla ..read more
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#ThatBlackCouple Season 5 Episode 3 - Hip-Hop, Hoochie Daddies, and Montgomery
That Black Couple Podcast
by Jenn and Daren
10M ago
In this episode, Jenn and Daren reflect on 3 expressions of Blackness that brought them joy this week: the 50th anniversary Hip-Hop, the reality show “Hoochie Daddies,” and Montgomery Riverfront Beat-down.They opine on the beauty of Black solidarity and folding chairs, share how Hip-Hop has been a triumph and how it has let us down, and explain why “Hoochie Daddies” is the must-watch lesbian/stud reality show of the year. It has truly been Black August. Reference Material: * Mid-Year 2022: Hip-Hop’s Still the Top Genre But Latin & World Music Are Making Gains - https://www.billboard.com/wp ..read more
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