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The New Vernacular
66 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Eli J. Blige
Anyway, fuck Tory Lanez.
65 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
21 Plus 5
This week we talk about the BET Awards and where they're still lacking, symbolic gestures vs. institutional change, and what Shyne's been up to since the club incident.
72 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
The Weakest Link
80 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
The Miseducation of Tekashiana Grande
Catching up on all the music, how we're taking care of ourselves during the quarantine and Black Lives Matter protests, and our thoughts on Insecure's 4th season.
58 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
The audio from our first IG Live in Quarantine
64 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Black by Popular Demand
In this episode we discuss the Real House Wives of Capitol Hill fighting for their Peach, billionaires backing their azz up for the Black vote, Thee Hot Girl Coach suing her label, meanwhile Kale and Okra… whew chile.
63 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Why am I Like This
We recap the Grammy's from the performances onstage to the conflicts behind the scenes. We also go over our astrology charts and figure out we have more in common with a couple on Love and Hip Hop than we're comfortable admitting.
67 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
How Many of us Have Them?
FRIENDS! Today we talk about the relationships we choose and the ways we go about making new ones.
88 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
More Than A Buzzword
This week we have on our friend Alexandra Joli on to talk about mental health in the Black community, her self-love journey, and the ways we can support each other. Be sure to check out her Youtube channel “Joli TV” and blog Alexandrajoli.com for more of her content!
58 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Sorry To That Man
We're back with SEASON 3 of The New Vernacular! Thank you for sticking with us on this journey. This episode we catch up on the last few months and in true Sex and The City brunch fashion we make a list... of dealbreakers.
65 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Episode 229: Little Shop of Homophobes
This week we switch it up a bit and share stories about each other from yesteryear. This week homophobes were on one so we tug at their wigs.
49 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Episode 228: Tell me How I'm Supposed to Breathe with No Air?
The wrong Amazon is on fire and the wrong ICE is melting. This week’s Choke goes to the Brazil’s Trump who causes chaos on Facebook. We deep dive in the VMAs from the performances, legacy, and of course… MISSY ELLIOTT!
68 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Episode 227: Dr. Dijonay Jones
This week we celebrate Normani’s ascension as THAT girl with her new music video Motivation. Samir and Eli have strong feelings about the direction in the new Proud Family reboot from Dijonay’s character growth to the intro music (i.e will we get another Solange & Destiny’s Child collab??). Sadly Rumi and Sir failed their first assignment on Daddy Duty because he struck a deal with the NFL during nap time.
67 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
Episode 226: Hot Girl Summer Interlude
It’s the second half of Act Up season, Mercury’s out of retrograde, and we catch up on everything from Pride Month to Pride Rock! We are back giving you our Hot Girl Summer update, putting you on to this summer’s big tings like Euphoria and friend to the podcast Indigo Asaá’s new mixtape “Bloom". Samir said it best: "Don't get Diddy cropped out of your Hot Girl Summer"
72 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Episode 225: No One Died at Stonewall ft. Jaz
Happy Pride folks!! We have our good girlfriend Jaz joining us this episode and we talk everything Pride Month; from our history to the rainbow marketing campaigns.
57 minutes | May 30, 2019
Episode 224: Icon vs. Legend
51 minutes | May 16, 2019
Episode 223: Put the "Fun" back in Funeral
Welcome back y'all! This week we open up about mourning and the grieving process when someone close to you passes.
67 minutes | May 9, 2019
Episode 222: First Monday in Slay
Welcome back lovely people! We dive into y’all’s President’s fuckery, the Royal baby Prince Hakeem, the Stuntfest that was this year’s MET Gala (we love you Billy Porter), and the misses (we’re talking to you Gigi Hadid).
66 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Episode 221: Keep off the Yard
We talk everything “Cuz I Love You” Lizzo’s new album and drag the Nuevo Colonizers in DC using Howard as a dog park. This is a Beyoncé stan account so of course we’re talking her Netflix deal. Things get heavy when we dive into the story surrounding Nigel Shelby and growing up at the insection of being Black and Gay.
81 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Episode 220: Beyhive Street Team
Eli and Samir act a fool for the King of Music Beyoncé and her magnum opus Homecoming. The Founding Muva of Beta Delta Kappa— Big Sister Upgrade U is BACK Y’ALL and we talk about everything we love from her new documentary on Netflix. Also, Paris is Burning returns to theaters this June alongside Pose’s return to FX. “Beyoncé has given us great quality every time. She’s given us growth, she’s given us a whole new mood, a whole new outlook, a whole new octave sometimes!” - Samir
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