Episode 23

White People vs. Everybody + Whitney Bond Gives Us Black Queer Realness

In this episode, Whitney Bond joins Brandon for the Word of Pod, which includes a conversation about Lil Nas X and how his most recent antics give Black folks exactly what we need. Brandon, Sam, and Katie also discuss Simone Biles and the Democratic Party's probe into January 6


Lil Nas X Joins Forces With the Bail Project

  1. Blavity | Lil Nas X Joins The Fight Against Cash Bail, Raises $21,000 For The Bail Project In Just Hours With New Song "Industry Baby"
  2. NBC News | Lil Nas X’s provocative ‘Industry Baby’ video is also a nod to the Bail ProjecT
  3. Yahoo | Lil Nas X’s father responds to DaBabys homophobic rant: ‘Sit down’
  4. Bossip | DaExcuses: DaBaby Tries to Explain His Homophobic Rant, Gets Support From T.I., Much More Backlask from OtherS
  5. The Grio | DaBaby caves, admits homophobic comments were ‘insensitive’ after backlash

Simone Biles & the State of Black People’s Mental Health

  1. ABC | Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around ‘to focus on her mental health’ 
  2. Yahoo | If Simone Biles criticism doesn’t convince you Black women shoulder too heavy a burden, what will?
  3. CNN | US Olympian Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the team final reminds us that she’s human - and still very much the GOAT

The Democratic Party’s Probe Into January 6

  1. The Grio | Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn reminds us racism was at the core of the insurrection
  2. Politico | ‘A medieval battle’: Officers reveal horrors they faced defending Capitol on January 6
  3. MSNBC | Trump made congressional investigations impossible. This time is different.
  4. US News | Capitol Police Take Rare Turn in the Congressional Spotlight During Jan. 6 Probe
  5. CNN | Five takeaways from gripping officer testimony at the first January 6 hearing
  6. The Root | White People vs. Everybody


About the Podcast

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Brandon Thomas

Brandon is a loud singing, whiskey drinking, Black-people-loving former pastor who is done with organized religion. He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, birthplace of hot chicken, and is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia – the city that thinks it is too busy to hate.