That Black Couple Podcast
About This Show
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life.
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.
We do “adult” differently.
-About Daren and Jenn-
Jenn is a queer, Black feminist from Oakland. Daren is an introverted nerd and novelist from Anaheim.
They are boo’ed up and have been since 2002 when they bonded over a mutual love of Brian McKnight’s “Never Felt This Way”, their favorite Brandy lyrics, and nineties TV like Family Matters, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Living Single. It was a shared obsession with Black cultural icons, histories, and artistry that drew Jenn and Daren to one another even though they are actually completely different personality-wise.
Jenn and Daren have always said to themselves, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we had a show?” Well, no major networks have reached out yet. So, until that happens, you can find the them here, sharing their views on race and culture and everything in between.
They are young thirty-somethings who have been married since for over a decade. Jenn and Daren have three beautiful, brilliant, radical, snarky kids who play no games.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
#ThatBlackCouple Ep 17 - Janelle Monae-osexual
In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about Janelle Monae coming out as queer and what the resurgence of queerness means for this generation.
In the second segment, Jenn and Daren discuss queerness as a set of gender politics and a set of sexual politics.
In the third segment, Daren reflects on being a heterosexual Black man coupled with a queer Black woman and Jenn reflects on identifying as bisexual, then pansexual, and now queer.
Articles for reference:
* Why, As A Queer Black Woman, It’s Important That I Write About Culture
* To be a Black, Queer, Unrespectable Christian in an Era of Unrest
* I was most comfortable with my identity when I was anti-Black
* Watch: Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/I7nue367hsfjdjbsyxed2tpeoca?t=That_Black_Couple_Podcast
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.
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.Read more »