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5 Mixed Podcasts To Keep You Entertained During Lockdown

Feel like you’ve exhausted every board game, baked every type of bread possible, and streamed the whole of Netflix? Banish the lockdown boredom by listening to these five amazing podcasts that explore the mixed race experience.

Some Kind of Brown

Hosted by Natalie Evans, Some Kind of Brown is a safe space for people of all mixes and backgrounds.

As a multiracial woman, having grown up on the ‘Bible Belt’ of the Southern USA, Natalie shares her experiences and chats with a range of special guests on mixed issues.

“My hope is that this page will grow to be a little piece of “home” for all of us– a place to share and verbalize our own experiences with one another– because no matter your mix, you will always find solidarity here at Some Kind of Brown.”

Natalie Evans

Some Kind of Brown’s latest podcasts collaborate with Soph from Mixed Present, a popular Instagram account which is run by and for mixed people.

67 – Lightning Bugs 2: Election Reflection, Red November, and a Surprise Some Kind of Brown Podcast

I'm still here! It's been a wee bit, but I'm still here and working on getting back to normal. This week we have a surprise guest who is helping me keep it light and fun for this episode. November is here and I have news about Red November. Last year's project was something I'd hoped to continue and expand on this year, but two of my doctors have shut me down. I still have plans to talk about National Native American Heritage Month as much as I can, so let me know if you have anything you'd want to hear or have me share this month. I hope you're all doing well!! 💙💙💙 Natalie More of Some Kind of Brown Offerings Youtube Channel Instagram Twitter Patreon Buy a Coffee — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/some-kind-of-brown-podcast/support
  1. 67 – Lightning Bugs 2: Election Reflection, Red November, and a Surprise
  2. 66 – Lightning Bug 1, The Softer Side of Growing Up in the South
  3. Announcement: Lightning Bugs
  4. 65 – Two Whole Years and So Many Things
  5. 64 – Where I've Been and Where We're Going

Militantly Mixed

Sharmane ‘MixedGirlMane’ Fury runs Militantly Mixed, a podcast which is centered on identity and race from a mixed race perspective.

Militantly Mixed podcasts cover everything from intersectional feminism, multiracial families, hair, and genral life being mixed! You can even get Militantly Mixed clothing for those mega fans out there.

Mixed Race Student Organizations: A Militantly Mixed Panel Discussion Militantly Mixed

Last week, I was joined by Mixed Race Student Organization Founder Jae Guerrant from UVA, Direct Dajots Duffy from UCLA, and Director Pheobe Pham from UC Berkeley to talk about the importance of Mixed Race Student Affinity Groups, on this the fourth in a series of Panel Discussions that will air every 3rd Thursday of the month LIVE on Youtube. This audio was recorded on January 21, 2021.    Follow the student orgs! IG: @MixedatBerkely       @ucla_msu       @mrscatuva   * * * You can catch me on an upcoming episode of the Multiracial Whiteboy Podcast with host and fellow Mixed cousin, Kim Noonan.    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/multiracial-whiteboy/id1531007638   * * * Also, if you would like to visit my virtual comic book store, head on over to Gulf Coast Cosmos for all your comic book needs.  * * * You can continue the conversation on our private Facebook group after you listen to this episode at http://facebook.com/groups/militantlymixed * * * Produced and Edited by: Sharmane Fury  Music by: David Bogan, the One – https://www.dbtheone.com/ * * * Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or leave us a voicemail at 323-545-6001 * * * Militantly Mixed is a fan-sponsored podcast, if you are enjoying the show please consider sponsoring us on Patreon or Paypal today! You can also purchase Militantly Mixed enamel pins in the Masks By Mane Store. Thank you. This is a ManeHustle Media Podcast. Turn your side hustle into your ManeHustle.  
  1. Mixed Race Student Organizations: A Militantly Mixed Panel Discussion
  2. REMIX with Jesse Daner
  3. RE-RUN I Am the Color or Water
  4. We got into the sukiyaki on this one
  5. 2020 Reflection… and here I go a cryin' again

Mixed Theory

The Mixed Theory podcast was created to celebrate the grey area of being neither black nor white, but both. Hosted by Amber Phoenix, Mixed Theory explores interracial relationships, identity, education, and the mixing of different cultures.

“You are a magical mixture of both your father and your mother; their ancestry and ethnical heritage is packaged within you and displayed for all to see. Mixed Theory wants  to encourage you to harness all that genetically makes you, you.”

Amber Phoenix – Mixed Theory

Special guests on the show include community outreach advocates and mixed individuals who discuss their ancestry and unique perspectives.

mxdflz (mixed-feels)

The podcast mxdflz (mixed-feels) was created by a group of professional creatives with academic backgrounds in philosophy, psycho-analysis, and race and gender studies. They craft stories, art and ideas that draw on a series of non-binary issues.

As well as a podcast, there is a Mxdflz blog with think pieces from multiracial perspectives on rarely discussed topics.

podcast episode 6: breaking the rules of race w/ dr. anthony ocampo MXDFLZ PODCAST

in this episode we sit down with dr. anthony ocampo to discuss his book "the latinos of asia: how filipino americans break the rules of race". anthony is a filipino-american sociologist, author and educator whose work focuses on race, immigration and lgbtq issues. we discuss a wide range of relevant topics pertaining to the politics of race in the united states through the filipino-american experience. we talk about the fluid and contextual nature of race, shared panethnic experiences between ethnic groups, fictive kin and family, the intersection between the mixed-race and filipino experience, social power and whiteness, knowledge production in academia, and much more. dr. ocampo also gives us a preview of his next book, "to be brown and gay in LA".
  1. podcast episode 6: breaking the rules of race w/ dr. anthony ocampo
  2. podcast episode 5: breaking down layers of contradiction w/ camille hoffman
  3. podcast episode 4: in constant translation w/ caroline mariko stucky
  4. podcast episode 3: like fine silk w/ sandra manzanares
  5. podcast episode 2: the wa and japanese identity

My American Melting Pot

My American Melting Pot is a bi-weekly podcast that revolves around conversations and stories “about the intersection of Race and Real Life“.

Lori L. Tharps, award-winning author and journalist, started the podcast with the aim of dismantling white supremacy, celebrating diversity, and challenging racism.

Is Christmas for white people with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill My American Meltingpot

On episode 57 of the podcast, we’re replaying our Christmas show from 2019 because it's still very relevant today. Maybe even more so. On that episode, I set out to answer the question, "Is Christmas for white people?" Now, I’m not white and I’ve been celebrating Christmas with my very Black family for more than 40 years, so clearly Christmas isn’t intrinsically a white people’s holiday, but there are plenty of people of color in America who don't deck the halls or jingle any bells on December 25. Considering the fact that 2020 has been a banner year for people to start paying attention to issues of racial injustice, white supremacy, and the whitewashing that permeates just about every facet of American culture, I thought this was the perfect time to revisit this episode. It’s a really good one and I promise it’s not all bah humbug!  Joining me on the show for this racial rehash of Christmas, is Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. He is the author of several books, including his latest book that just came out in November, 2020, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility. A public intellectual and an award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is also the owner of the Philadelphia based bookstore Uncle Bobbies Coffee and Books. During our conversations, Dr. Hill and I discuss the immigrant experience and Christmas. We talk about the actual multicultural origins of Christmas. We explore some of the alternative celebrations folks have come up with that feel more in line with their cultural and ethnic heritage. And we consider the idea that celebrating Christmas as a person of color, could be considered a radical act of redefinition. This conversation will definitely have you thinking differently, and maybe a bit more colorfully, about Christmas.  * * * * * * * * To keep up with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, visit his website where you can read his full bio and find all of his social media links. If you live in the Philadelphia area, check out Dr. Hill's awesome bookstore, Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books. Please show them some love through the pandemic. Check out this blog post I wrote about whitewashing Christmas in America, specifically about Santa Claus vs. the Three Kings. Please leave a gift for the podcast in the form or a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.  And please don't forget to subscribe to the show so you'll know when we we're back with fresh new episodes in early 2021. Happy Holidays. 
  1. Is Christmas for white people with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  2. Rethinking Race + Thanksgiving
  3. Don't be Racist: Celebrate the Wins, But Keep Fighting
  4. Don't Be Racist: Time to Divorce Your Trump-Supporting Friends
  5. Don't be Racist: You Can't Say That

Got a favourite podcast that we haven’t mentioned here? Let us know what your favourite mixed podcasts are in the comments!

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