153 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
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We're STILL trying to work out our tech problems on the other side (getting close!) so we're still here @Blogtalk! Tune in to hear the latest musings from Team Afronerd via our Mid Week in Review (MWIR) airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. The topics to be dissected are: unfortunately, more COVID-19 discourse, except we wax about what will change socially and infrastructurally post coronavirus; frequent Afronerd Radio guest, noted comic creator/editor, Joseph Illidge has his unfortunate COVID woes; the vaunted 90s R&B matchup of '20 between legendary artists, Kenny "Babyface" Edmunds and Teddy Riley proved to be a tech disaster with enough black twitter memes and hashtags for the next century; but was this particular Verzuz event more about reevaluating black business?; noted podcaster and card carrying member of the "Negromanosphere," Mumia Obsidian Ali penned a recent article highlight black male political self determination; what's the deal with MI (& other states) protests against current quarantine and business shutdown parameters?; two GA high school students are expelled for posting a racist TikTok video; black Classical musicians and their need for hip hop cred? lastly, our impressions of last week's WB animated release-Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. Call in LIVE at 646-915-9620.
152 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Covid Chronicles Con't: Africans in China, US; Iger's Disney; IG Versus-8pm ET
We're still testing equipment at the revised platform, so again, bear with us. But as you, the (Afronerd Radio) show must go on! Listen to Monday's Grindhouse podcast at 8pm where we dissect the following issues: Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crises cointinues and there are tangential concerns afoot: Africans are being ousted from stores and apartments in China for reasons unknown (pick one-race, unfounded coronavirus claims, etc); US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams is under fire for using stereotypical tropes when advising POC in handling their COVID issues; President Trump retweets call for the nation's head immunologist, Dr. Fauci to be fired (because...well he's intelligent and competent); in a case of never say never, Disney CEO, Bob Iger may not be retiring at this time because of the pandemic crisis on Disney's business; more TV streaming talk-what are you watching while on quarantine; And lastly, thoughts about the Versus IG events that have been popping up online (Rza vs DJ Premier, Babyface vs Teddy Riley, etc). Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.,
122 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
COVID Chronicles; Icons Pass: Earl Graves, Sr. & Bill Withers; MWIR-7pm ET
*Please bear with us as we move plaforms. In the interim, listen to the latest installment of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review (MWIR) airing tonight at 7pm easter, The issues being covered are: more trials and tribulations concerning NYC's handling of the COVID-19 crisis, including a new report that now Blacks, POC and folks in the lower economic strata appear to be disproportionately affected by the virus (nope..melanin is not a buffer); BET gives their response to the COVID pandemic via a televised effort; more stories of citizens that are refusing to practice social distancing and the confrontations that are ensuing because of it; noted publishing icon, Earl Graves, Sr., founder of Black Enterprise passes at 85; legendary Soul singer/musician, Bill Withers also expires; a FL comic shop is fighting the lack of deliveries from Diamond Distributors by taking on new comics from outside publishers and creators; what streaming shows are you viewing during your quarantine? (Dburt is obssesed with The Good Fight); perhaps we will finally get to that season one finale of Star Trek: Picard; Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his Democratic presidential campaign making room for Joe Biden to close the deal; AMC theater woes-Call LIVE-646-915-9620
121 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
NYC Pandemic, Marvel Digital Halted; Grindhouse Con't; Celeb Burnout-WED 7pm
The journey continues and so does the Afronerd Radio Machine's Mid Week in Review (MWIR)! Tune in to a new broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. The topics being placed on the "grill" are: addressing some issues we failed to get to during Monday's Grindhouse; including more COVID-19 NYC (and beyond) developments; now Marvel has suspended digital comic production. Is that a maneuver to halt the demise of the brick and mortar comic shoppes? Or is the plan that Comics Hub is planning a light at the end of the tunnel?; We discuss; is celebrity culture getting its comeuppance during the pandemic?; further evidence that we shouldn't always scrap something believed to be obsolete...can we see the return of the drive-in theater in a post COVID world?; more sci-fi/comic book movie rescheduling updates; Lastly, if the comic industry is in trouble, what will happen to sports (and its punditry?). Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
124 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Monday Grindhouse: COVID "Stuff"; Black Pride Hack: Streaming TV Pics-8pm ET
While we're still in between formats, tune in to the latest Grindhouse (on a MONDAY!)-airing at 8pm eastern-powered by Afronerd Radio MachineWorks. The topics?-more COVID-19 NYC updates (Dburt fantasizes about purchasing a HAZMAT decontimination chamber for ALL visitors from now on) and miscellaneous stories; due to self quarantine conditions-just what TV streaming shows are you watching? And speaking of streaming Dburt waxes about Black self pride and potential circular business (sorta) courtesy of Youtube; Dburt and "the Uncanny" Daryll B exchanged retweets about faux Lando Calrissian Chronicles posters and not only did it chalk up a conversation about retro fancasting but are we allowed to have such talk during the COVID crisis? Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
90 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
COVID & Grindhouse Continued:
We have been off the air for a few weeks due to the NYC COVID pandemic, but we're back at BlogTalk (temporarily) until we formally transition to a new format. So check out the latest Mid Week in Review episode from Afronerd Radio Machineworks-airing this Wednesday at 7pm. Th etopics up for grabs are: picking up where we left off from this past Monday's Grindhouse; unfortunately, there's still more COVID-19 talk as we address how Black barbershops are being affected by this pandemic; The Root highlighted how the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) held a recent convention and now their attendees are testing positive for the coronavirus; since Diamond Comic Distributors has suspended print comics and therefore negate retail shipping there seems to be a push for digital content (and is this analogous to gamers downloading vs going to Gamestop?); thoughts about Westworld S3 thus far; And lastly, in the wake of Wonder Woman 1984's release being pushed to August, the team waxes about the possible loss of the theater as the traditional film viewing/distribution platform. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
185 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
More Viral: COVID-19 or Trump?; MCU No More; Madam CJ, Banker-MON 8pm ET
*A Few More Shows Before the Move-A Special Afronerd Radio "Grindhouse" Broadcast Airing This Monday 8pm eastern: Your Friendly Neighborhood AFROnerdists Return! Topics on the grill tonight are: COVID-19 discussion and our thoughts about NYC being the national epicenter of the virus; COVID's effect on the economy, especially entertainment (MCU/Worlds of DC films canceled?)...Wonder Woman 1984 slated to be streamed?; Are White Supremacists Using the virus as a bioweapon?; Our impressions of the streaming releases of Netflix' Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Apple TV's The Banker both released this past weekend; after Dan DiDio's ouster from DC-whatever happened to that Disney (Marvel) buying DC rumor?; During our preemption we never did speak about the excellent DC animated Superman: Red Son film; our thoughts about the once budding career of FL politician, Andrew Gillum; And lastly, has Marvel gone full woke? Introducing your new capes, "Snowflake" and "Safespace" (social engineering?). Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
122 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Katherine Johnson Passes; Candy Man & Self Made Trailers; Hunters-MWIR 7pm
Hey Folks, we're black for more! Check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. The topics to be exhaled ARE: legendary mathematician and physicist, Katherine Johnson depicted in the hit film, Hidden Figures, passes at 101; addressing topics that were missed during our last Grindhouse podcast-including our thoughts about Amazon's Hunters streaming series; the Candy Man reboot teaser and the Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker trailer hit the internets this week; Disney CEO, Bob Iger steps down after the company has unprecedented profits under his tutelage; thoughts about a controversial android centered film entitled, The Trouble With Being Born recently premiering at the Berlinale film festival-does the film open th edoor to real life depravity? (yes!); Call in LIVE at 646-915-9620.
164 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
David Walker's The Hated; Hunters S1; Didio Exits DC; Dr Jason vs "Misfits?"6pm
Check out a new installment of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast airing this Sunday at 6pm eastern. Your "friendly neighborhood" AFROnerdists will shed light on the following issues: favored guest and noted graphic novelist, David Walker (Naomi, Bitter Root) stops by to discuss his latest project, The Hated and the accompanying Kickstarter campaign; Amazon's Hunters (S1)-executive produced by Jordan Peele (Us, Get Out) premiered this week and we give you our thoughts; DC co-publisher, Dan Didio leaves the company but not without controversy-did he leave of his own volition or was he fired? Westworld S3 trailer hit the internets and we speculate; political scientist, The Root editor and MSNBC contributor, Dr. Jason Johnson got into "Snoop Dog-esque" trouble over his critique of certain Black female supporters (misfits?) of Democratic presidential frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders; Watchmen TV may continue after all; NYC Black Comic Book Festival cofounder and educator, John I. Jennings' first publishing list from the Megascope imprint launches; thoughts about last night's Wilder v Fury fight (maybe Wilder's song choice was a problem). Lastly, for BHM-discussing how Captain Ed Dwight was robbed from being the first African American in the NASA space program. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
150 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
New Batsuit!; Tubman's Visa Card; UVA Student's POC Space! Locke & Key-MWIR 7pm
It's another stellar episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid-Week in Review (MWIR) airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. Listen to your favorite AFROnerdists unpack this (mid) week's latest topics: a sneak peak of Robert Pattinson's somewhat comic book accurate batsuit (according to Kevin Smith) hit the cyberwebs recently; African American owned bank, OneUnited released a new Harriet Tubman debit card that some are deeming to be in poor taste; a black University of Virginia student is raising questions of race and "wokeness" when a video of her spouting the need for a designated POC space appears to be racist toward her fellow white students; another graphic novel translation makes it to Netflix....giving our impressions of' Locke & Key S1; beloved actors, Esther Scott and Ja'Net Dubois pass at 66 and 74, respectively; after public outcry, Marvel will make history with LGBTQ representation in the forthcoming Eternals film featuring actors Brian Tyree Henry and Haaz Sleiman in the aformentioned roles; shock TV jock, Wendy Williams apologizes and lastly, for BHM, Ashley Boone, Jr. the first black head of a major Hollywood studio was intstrumental in getting Star Wars greenlighted....always a brother, huh? Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
154 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
BHM; Gayle King Pt 2; Bloomberg Audio; Erivo as Aretha?; Birds By Another Name?
Let's get to it! Welcome to Afronerd Radio's latest Mid-Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. Listen to your friendly neighborhood AFROnerdists wax about the following issues: thoughts about the importance of Black History Month (BHM)..is it still necessary?; maybe....a SUMMATION on the Gayle/Oprah/Susan Rice vs Black Male contigent regarding Kobe Bryant's legacy (no back and forth!); former NY mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful, Mike Bloomberg has a past audio released where he speaks "candidly" about crime and the "minority" problem.....will it tank his chances?; more ADOS problems? Black Brit actor, Cynthia Erivo has been tapped to portray soul legend, Aretha Franklin; perhaps due to Birds of Prey's poor box office, the studio has decided to rename the pic, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (duh); we will try to address some past pocast topics we missed; Agents of Atlas maybe coming up after Marvel's Shang Chi project; Lastly, NBA great, Dwyane Wade speaks more publicly about his son, Zaire becoming his daughter "Zaya" and we give our thoughts. Call in LIVE at 646-915-9620.
152 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Black History Month! Gayle vs Snoop; SB '20 Talk; Disney+ Trailers; MWIR 7pm ET
Yep, it's Black History Month (BHM) and unfortunately we had tech isues during Wednesday's MWIR, so let's start our engines for tonight's Grindhouse show airing 6pm ET. Listen to your favorite AFROnerdists analyze the following issues: our ruminations on BHM (what does it mean to the Afronerd team, is the acknowledgement still relevant/necessary?; audience opinions); the tragic Kobe Bryant saga continues with Gayle King's controversial interview with WNBA great, Lisa Leslie and public backlash including rapper, Snoop Dogg; Marvel premiered a Disney+ trailer showing flashes of The Falcon & Winter Soldier, Wandavision and Loki during the Super Bowl; And what about those KC Chiefs, huh? Our post SB thoughts-including Patrick Mahomes' triumph for black quarterback history; Birds of Prey premiered this weekend at the number one spot but still with disappointing box office receipts; thoughts about the trailer release of the Chris Rock/Samuel L. Jackson reboot of the Saw franchise, entitled Spiral And lastly, thoughts about the possible expansion of Doctor Strange's universe in print and in film. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
150 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Coronavirus Scare; Black Doctor Who?; Lethal Weapon 5? MWIR @7pm ET
It's a new Mid Week in Review (MWIR) and it airs this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. Join your AFROnerdic hosts for fun fact finding mission whereby we potificate on the following topics: more news and our impressions regarding the latest communicable disease scare-the coronavirus; and now the British nerds have yet another change in the Doctor Who mythology when purportedly a black woman revealed herself to be an alternate time traveler; just when you think an older Picard irks some Trek fans,,,,well actors Danny Glover and Mel Gibson (and other original cast members) might be seriously coming back for Lethal Weapon 5!?; the controversial Russell Simmons sexual misconduct documentary,On The Record has its Sundance premiere; legendary writer, Stephen King had one of those "what I really meant to say" moments regarding his recent tweets many perceived to be cold towards diversity in film; almost forgot that Mortal Kombat is now part of the WB Animated machine; Lastly, thoughts about The Grammys and Usher's homage to Prince (he tried...). Call LIVE at 646-915-9620. *Oh and the CW's Arrow takes a final bow.
150 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
Picard!; Is Canon Important?; October Faction; Grammys Lie!, TheGrind 6pm
Listen to new episode of Afronerd Radio'sGrindhouse podcast-airing every Sunday at 6pm eastern. Join your friendly neighborhood podcasting team as they unpack about the following issues: the highly anticipated first episode of CBS All Access' Picard premiered this past week and we give our impressions; stemming from a recent Twitter discussion: Is it important for comic book/sci-fi transalations to stick to canon in order for those films to be successful?; speaking of graphic novel translations (IDW), Netflix' October Faction also hit the streaming service a few days ago; it appears that the Recording Academy's recent firing of their CEO is unraveling alleged shenanigans regarding the Grammys' voting process for artists in the music industry; still more fall out from actress, Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Go Talent-allegedly fellow AGT cast member, Terry Crews is not supporting her racial/sexist claims (perhaps turnabout is fair play a la her non support of Nate Parker); Lastly, the Associated Press (AP) apologizes for editing a picture of African climate control activist, Vanessa Nakate when standing next to a cadre of white colleagues including Greta Thunberg. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
155 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
MPLS Graphic Novel; Blerds Are NOT White; Kipo@Netflix; More SchomCom-MWIR 7pm
Time to get black on the saddle, AFROnerdists! Join your favorite podcasters for a new installment of Afronerd Radio'sMid- Week in Review (MWIR) show, airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. The topics up for grabs are: friend of the show, graphic novelist/editor, Joseph Illidige has upcoming graphic novel series entitled, MPLS Sound about a fictional Minneapolis band in the vein of Prince and The Revolution; a recent Blerds Online piece waxes about the travails of blerds being misperceived as "acting white," ; Dburt is enjoying the new Netflix animated series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts despite its obvious social engineering; more Schomcom 2020 talk; British actor, Laurence Fox doesn't appreciate diversity being injected into 1917 (ahem...even if it's historically accurate); amazing....Afronerd Radio should be seriously advising DC/WB-Justice League Dark is coming (didn't we talk about this years ago?); if you didn't get the DM, modern slavery still exists in Africa; lastly thoughts about a Kung Fu movie reboot and Green Lantern: Legacy. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
156 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
MLK Day Edition: SchomCom '20; The Banker; Queen Sono+ The Grind 6pm ET
Welcome to our MLK Holiday episode of The Grindhouse podcast-powered by the Afronerd Radio engine airing this Sunday at 6pm eastern. The topics tackled this go around are: our impressions of the eigth annualBlack Comic Book Festival held at the famed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY; Apple TV's The Banker is back on (streaming) schedule with a premiere date slated for March 2020; Netflix drops an African spy thriller entitled Queen Sono due out in February; once again, we'll address some matters that were neglected per last week's MWIR broadcast; basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is set to produce a documentary entitled, Black Patriots for the History Channel placing focus on African American participation during the Revolutionary War; FBI arrests 3 white neo-Nazis prepping for a gun rally in VA; Lastly, Trump vs former First Lady,Michelle Obama over US schools' diet and we ALL LOSE. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
156 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Grindhouse Con't; Morbius Trailer; Steven King's "Diversity"; Widow-MWIR 7pm ET
We’re black for more! Check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio’s Mid-Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. Your favorite AFROnerdists will be waxing about the following topics: per usual, we will pick up where we left off from our last Grindhouse podcast; Sony’s Morbius trailer finally makes it to the cyberwebs; another a slightly more fleshed out Black Widow trailer also premiered; maybe DC/CW finally figured out this geek world, huh? Impressions of the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover finale; legendary author, Steven King has some rather controversial thoughts about diversity in art; hmmm….a streaming service targeting African-Americans from FOX? Introducing FOX Soul; more Green Lantern news via Green Lantern: Legacy; And lastly, thoughts about the Meghan and Harry move (from the Royals). Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
156 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Dr. Strange Nu Direction; Loni No Love for Bros.; Bone Collector TV-Grind@6pm ET
We're black at it again, AFROnerdists! Listen to a new Sunday Grindhouse podcast this afternoon at 6pm (eastern) sharp. Your con(per)sistent podcasters will be discussing the following topics: noted director, Scott Derrickson is exiting from the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to oft hackneyed "creative differences" tagline (but it might be real this time); comedienne/talk show host (The Real), Loni Love caused a stir last week due to controversial comments about black men; NBC premiered a new series based on the Denzel Washington/Angelina Jolie '99 crime thriller, The Bone Collector, entitled Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for The Bone Collector; Spiderman appears in a DC comic...sorta; Warner Bros is outsourcing decisions to greenlight new movies to A.I. (uh oh); we spoke about #BAFTASSoWhite but prepare yourselves for the #OscarsSOWhite reprise; If Harry and Meghan were channeling the classic Amazing Spiderman #50 comic book, it should be called The Royals: No More; Hawkeye is NOT going to Marvel Disney? Lastly, so FOX's New Mutants film is a part of the mcu? Call LIVE at 646-915-9620. Oh and we NEED to speak on Chris Rock in Fargo S4-the period edition.
156 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Awkwafina's Blaccent; Bale in MCU (w/Hulk & Subby); BAFTAsSo White?-MWIR 7pm ET
Greetings to our loyal and growing listenership! Pull up a seat and pour yourself a fresh Dorothy Dandridge while you listen to the latest edition of the Mid-Week in Review (MWIR) airing tonight at 7pm eastern. Join your favorite AFROnerdists as they wax about the following subject matter: burgeoning actress, Awkwafina not only wins a Golden Globe but also raises concerns that her ascendency might be in part due to Black cultural appropriation; respected actor, Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, Ford v Ferrari) might be appearing in the next Thor installment, Love and Thunder…but as what character?; it looks like we might be seeing the return of Milestone Media after all, and BlerdsOnline submit there wants and needs for a new and improved imprint; And speaking of the MCU, some outlets are reporting that the Hulk and Namor characters can now be used (with the previous legal impediments) as full solo Marvel characters in future films; just when we thought the OscarsSoWhite campaign might have resulted in greater minority representation in film, the BAFTAs did not showcase any POC excellence; And lastly, we will try to address some of the topics we failed to get to per the last Grindhouse broadcast. Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.
154 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
1st Grindhouse for '20! Jewish Community Under Siege? Dracula; Defenders-6pm ET
Welcome to our first Grindhouse show for 2020 and in playing into the double entendre aspect of this particular year-blerd culture must continue to be promoted with even more vigor, hence a clarity of vision. Join your favorite AFROnerdists this Sunday at 6pm eastern to discuss the following topics: our thoughts about a recent spate of violent attacks against some in the Jewish community from sectors within black society. What are the origins of this perceived animus and what can be done to abate further transgressions?; new Dracula, courtesy of the BBC and Netflix (along with Dr. Who and Sherlock references); more talk about bringing the Netflix Defenders into the MCU; Keven Feige promises to include transgender representation into the MCU although some believe that to be in the distant future; more thoughts about what to expect on the sci-fi, comic book and fantasy movie slate for '20; noted director, Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) after having weighed in on the MCU and Black Panther has even more to say about the #metoo movement; rapper, YG formally apologizes to LGBTQ folk (but not to his own community?); Lastly, Is DC's Black Label/5G imprint an answer to Marvel's diversity push via All New, All-Different Marvel a few years back? Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.