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Podcasts and audio interviews cover cultural, personal, and historical issues. They can accessed via a web browser and on mobile devices. Below is a selection of podcasts and audio interviews that cover issues facing the Black family. Click on the image to be taken to the source.

NPR Stories on the The Black Family

The Black Family Table Talk is a “kitchen table style” podcast and blog created to candidly share and discover ways to build the Black family. Join our determined community as we take this journey together. We aim to strengthen our families, put an end to the cycles of dysfunction, and explore ways to become #BlackFamilyStrong. Support the Show Cash App: $m68media A voice for black families.
Objects hold history. They’re evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post’s coverage of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a “people’s museum” of personal objects, family photos and more.

The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washington Post and APM Reports are proud to collaborate in presenting these rich personal histories, along with hosts Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae and Another Round hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.
Black in Appalachia works to highlight the history and contributions of African-Americans in the development of the Mountain South and its culture. We do that through research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. Black in Appalachia is a community service for Appalachian residents and families with roots in the region.
Link to podcasts on PlayerFM about the Black Family.
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Black Family Doctor: Real Talk About Health and Life is a twice a month podcast hosted by family medicine doctor Dr Aisha M Harris. The podcast has episodes that breakdown common health problems, discuss health disparities, relay health resources, promote preventative medicine, and discuss various public health and health policy topics. Dr Harris hopes listeners will improve their understanding of the health system, have more confidence in their health status, and feel more empowered to be involved in the health of their community. http://www.blkfamdoc.com
Episode: “The Milkman’s Baby” Morgan Jerkins spent many months piecing together the patchwork of her own family history, and many weeks literally wandering in the lands they had been rooted to so many years before. This is a powerful conversation about the privilege of documentation, the search for self and what it means to redefine yourself through your ancestors.
In The Telling: Black Family Podcast from the Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP). If we are fortunate, we learn our past from those who lived it. Oftentimes, it is by our own efforts and labor to uncover pieces of truth about our family history. This is what we will explore in this bi-monthly podcast, people sharing stories about their families and how they came to learn to them.
The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about.
What is Black? is a podcast founded by Dr. Jacqueline Douge to provide a platform to share with other parents the knowledge and experiences that I’ve learned and continue to learn from my friends and colleagues in the fields of children’s health and social-emotional wellbeing.
I hope this website is insightful, helpful and inspires you to raise happy, affirmed, healthy and thriving Black children and teens.
A podcast by kids for kids–with a little help from the adults! Join Avery and Jackson as they learn about history…Black history and talk about things that you might not learn in school. 
8 Podcasts To Better Understand The Black Experience.
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Episode: “One Drop” Imagine living in one of the whitest enclaves in America, so white that just four people of color were recorded by the census bureau. Now imagine that your father “slipped over the color line” to be there. Bliss Broyard discusses her family secret and how it formed her life, past and present. 

Black Homesteaders – Margo Lee Williams, Orice Jenkins, Dr. Shelley Murphy Research at the National Archives and Beyond

Did your ancestors own land under the Homestead Act of 1862? Join the Descendants of African American Homesteaders to hear about their research and land-owning ancestor's stories. Margo Lee Williams is the great-granddaughter of Florida Homesteader, Randel Farnell and his wife, Sallie Jacobs Farnell. Williams is an award-winning author and genealogist/family historian, having published three books. She is currently the Deputy Registrar for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP), and a former editor of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She is currently the Project Historian for the Historical Black Families of Sandy Spring project with the Sandy Spring Museum. Orice Jenkins is from Hartford, Connecticut, and is the great-great-grandson of Vandy Hutchins and Betty Horn. He is a recording artist, performer, educator, and genealogy researcher. His most recent album, 'Centennial Cole', is a celebration of a great voice from the past: Nat 'King' Cole. Released on Truth Revolution Recording Collective in September of 2019, this body of work has been featured in Jazziz, JazzWeekly, and JazzTimes magazines.  An avid genealogist for over 30 years, Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, aka "familytreegirl," was born and raised in Michigan.  She conducts genealogy workshops at local, state, and national conferences. Murphy is known for her inspiring & interactive "SO WHAT" with genealogy research, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures such as the use of Timelines. Murphy is also a coordinator and instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) and serves on the Boards of the Library of Virginia. Albemarle Charlottesville and Fluvanna Historical Societies.    Music: Sweet Mellow Spice – AK Alexander
  1. Black Homesteaders – Margo Lee Williams, Orice Jenkins, Dr. Shelley Murphy
  2. After the Release of The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia with Karen Branan
  3. Bound to History: Leoncia Lasalle's Slave Narrative with Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
  4. BORN MISSIONARY: THE ISLAY WALDEN STORY with Margo Lee Williams
  5. Incidents of A Slavery and Plantation Interpreter with Ja'el Gordon
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