11 Black Podcasts That Are a Must Listen in 2018

The media landscape has seen major changes in the last five years with the emergence of Black-hosted and curated podcasts. Many of these new voices have become vital to sharing experiences and discussing topics ranging from politics, race, relationships, pop-culture, beauty, fashion and entertainment. However, with the advancement of technology allowing anyone with a mic and computer to start a podcast. The market has been drastically oversaturated with content that has made it difficult to find quality podcasts.

Subsequently, as more Black podcasts are created we wanted to spotlight some of those podcast you might have never heard of. Listed below are 11 Black-hosted podcast that are a must listen in 2018.

Black Talk Radio Network is one of the only Black-owned independent news talk radio networks focusing on various topics from news, politics, Black empowerment, financial literacy and more. Black Talk Radio Network has been a voice for the Black community for nine years.


2.  Minority Trailblazer

Minority Trailblazer podcast hosted by Greg E. Hill was started in 2015 and has been a stable in the podcast world ever since. Greg interviews minority entrepreneurs who share their own experiences to inspire us all to be trailblazers in our own lives. With his unique interviewing style allowing each person on the show to tell their story providing tons of value to his audience.


3. Black Girl Boss Podcast 

Hosted by two entrepreneurs Tatum Harrison and Milan Mobley. Black Girl Boss podcast is an empowering space for young Black woman bosses. Tatum and Milan share tips, advice and their own personal stories navigating through entrepreneurship.


4. First Year Project 

First Year Project hosted by Alexis Claytor is a podcast where she interviews African-Americans sharing their stories of the ups and downs they’ve faced on their journey to success. This is not your typical highlighting Black excellence podcast Alexis dives in deep with her guest to uncover the obstacles and truth about their journey. Alexis interviews a wide range of people from entrepreneurs, comedians, creatives and more.


5. Talk It Out Podcast

Talk It Out podcast hosted by Gabby, K.T and Joy explores different topics from politics, relationships, feminism, rape culture and more. These three ladies give their unique perspectives that is always entertaining and thought-provoking to say the least. Talk It Out allows for a free space to discuss issues that sometimes go unnoticed in the Black community.


6. Egos and Opinions Podcast

The name of the podcast speaks for itself  Weav and Ivey never hold back on giving their opinion on relationships, politics and pop-culture. There popular blind date series entitled “Chills and Chill” when Weav and Ivey setup two of their listeners on a blind date and bring both of them into the studio to discuss their evening. Giving the audience many laughs and an interesting prescriptive on what actually occurred on the date.


7. Tha Reality Is

The Reality Is podcast hosted by Anthony Roberts who is one of the most unfiltered podcast personalities out there. Anthony is one of the only host you can find who is 100% honest with his audience rather he’s talking about his relationship, friends, family or social issues.  He utilizes his outside the box point of view of life to engage his listeners with social commentary with a comedic undertone.


8. Dreams In Drive

If you ever are in need of some inspiration Dreams In Drive podcast is a must listen. Hosted by Rana Campbell where she interviews entrepreneurs who share their stories. Rana also conducts solo episodes where she shares her own experiences and gives advice to keep her audience motivated.


9. Clearly Misunderstood

Clearly Misunderstood is not a typical entertainment podcast based out of  Baton Rouge, LA hosted by Mr. OMG, Kortlynn Jenae, and the Soul Du Jour. They discuss topics from entertainment news, pop-culture keeping the conversation interesting and as they say “Edutainment.”


10.  On My Grown: The Podcast

This is the perfect podcast for Black millennials who’re trying to navigate the whole adulting thing. Hosted by Rodney and Melanie the two millennials discuss the struggles of being a millennial navigating through cooperate America and life in general.


11. BAKTalk

BAKTalk is one of the best up-and-coming podcast mixing pop-culture, relationships and social commentary providing a wide-range of content. Hosted by Rhea Ban, LaKae and C Rich.


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7 thoughts on “11 Black Podcasts That Are a Must Listen in 2018

  • January 12, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I like listening to podcast there so much things you can learn from different speaker.

  • January 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    These all sound like interesting podcasts. I’d like to tune into the Dreams In Drive session.

  • January 15, 2018 at 12:53 am

    All these podcasts sound interesting, but I’d probably tune into number 10, On My Grown. I had a hard time adjusting to adulthood when I entered college. And I still struggle with adulting as a parent,lol.

  • January 15, 2018 at 3:07 am

    My husband is a podcast junkie! I’m going to forward this to him, and we’ll make sure to start listening right away!

  • January 15, 2018 at 5:10 am

    I am not really a fan of podcasts but I guess this year, it’s time for me to explore on it. I’ll check this out and probably start from here.

  • January 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Hmm. I may have to check these out. I’ve never really been much of a podcast person, however, that has to do a lot with not finding the right one to listen to I’m sure.

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