Jaro Picks: The Ultimate Playlist Of Podcasts By People Of Color


In need of more podcasts to listen to by people of color? We’ve got you covered. The following podcast playlist, curated by us, features podcasts with you in mind. From insightful conversations about black history to more contemporary voices surrounding black culture, we’re certain that you will discover your next favorite podcast. This list will be updated monthly, so don’t forget to check back!

1. The NOD by Gimlet Media

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Genre(s): Politics, History, Society & Culture

Created by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, The NOD is your source for inspirational stories about everyday African-American life, dating back from the 1940s to the present day. Official synopsis: “The NOD tells the stories of black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with black culture, to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.”

2. Black History Podcast by This Is Carrington


Genre(s): History, Society & Culture

The Black History Podcast speaks to the historical and cultural experiences of black people through interesting topics. Each week, this podcast introduces an innovative topic, an influential person, or intriguing aspects of history for those seeking knowledge and enlightenment about black culture.

3. Basic Black by WGBH

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Genre(s): Society & Culture, Education, Politics

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has captured the stories, people, and issues that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

4. In Black America by KUT 90.5

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Genre(s): Politics, Society & Culture

Produced at KUT 90.5 by John L. Hanson, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African-American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

5. Black FreeThinkers

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Genre(s): History, Society & Culture

Through a multitude of topics, Black FreeThinkers wants to challenge minds, and help others to think and live for themselves.

6. Pass The Mic by The Witness

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Genre(s): Religion

Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African-Americans biblically.


Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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