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.
Most Recent Episode
#ThatBlackCouple Ep 10 - Why We're A "No Football" Household
In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about emerging news around the medical issues that are associated with football, especially as it relates to CTE.
In the second segment, they discuss all of the problematic aspects of professional football that are damaging to Black folx and question how anyone can be for Black lives while also supporting an anti-Black system like the NFL.
In the third segment, Jenn and Daren relate their personal experiences with football and athletics and how Black folx are encouraged into sports at the expense of their personal health and longevity.
Articles for reference:
* Deceased NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Most Severe Case’ of CTE That Researchers Have Ever Seen
* Playing Tackle Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later
* Football Has an Even Bigger Concussion Problem: Nearly All Donated Brains From Deceased NFL Players Had CTE
* Pop Warner player suffers concussion on what parents, coaches say was a cheap shot
* Houston Texans return owner’s ‘inmates’ comments with a knee
* The Real Story Behind 'Concussion'
* Explanation of CTE
* The Paradox and Power of the Black Professional Ball Player
* If Colin Kaepernick is for Black lives, he won’t go back to the NFL
* Colin Kaepernick And Our Collective Denial That Football Is (Already) Political
* The Trouble With the Commodification of Athletes’ Labor
* Michael Sam Can Still Be a Hero in a Football-Free Household
* Slavery Much?