• 02:04

    Is It The Mid Week, Already? Discussing AfroPunk & More! This Wed @7:30pm

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    What's shaking, folks!  Unfortunately, we preeempted this past Saturday's Grindhouse show but it was for a VERY good reason-The Afropunk Festival! Join Captain Kirk, Dburt and a special appearance from the Uncanny Daryll B., this Wednesday at 7:30pm.  The topics to be unpacked are:  the Afropunk highlights, of course; our thoughts on the Floyd Mayweather vs 50 cent feud. Is illiteracy ever funny?; in the latest in minstrel news, the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight was shot multiple times while attending a Chris Brown VMA party; can the sudden popularity of Little League World Series phenom, Mo'ne Davis herald the return of Blacks to the sport of baseball?; Dburt waxes about a recent Sirius-XM townhall about Black men that still got it wrong; was the NY Times out of line for refering to slain teen, Michael Brown as being "no angel?" ;  and speaking of media depictions, does the #iftheygunnedmedown social media campaign make a legitimate point about the Black vs White victim portrayals?; a Time article posits that the animal mind is more compex than one would think and that they may getting smarter (as we humans appear to be lowering the cognitive bar); is Hercules' Kevin Sorbo racist (or like the preceding animal mind reference....was his rant more complex?); and lastly, is it possible that Fox's Megyn Kelly actually got it right when discussing White privilege with her colleague, Bill O'reilly?  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620. 

  • 01:05

    Afronerd & Afropunk + Mid Week in Review, Wed @ 7pm!

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    Greetings, citizens!  We're back from the rocking Afropunk festival, so please accept our apologies for the brief hiatus.  Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show returns this Wednesday at 7pm eastern to discuss the latest (mid) weekly issues in the world of sci-fi, science, pop culture and politics.  The topics to be unraveled this week are:  actor/director, Ben Affleck gets the nod from the WB to portary Bruce Wayne in 2015's Batman vs Superman (also to be further analyzed on Sunday's Comic Shoppe) and the internet revolts!; for a much needed Blue Area break-a young computer software engineer vows to teach a homeless man coding; Mr. Starks promises to cancel his Ebony magazine subscription due to Trayvon Martin's family appearing on its latest cover; Dburt waxes on Afropunk 2013 and CNN's Don Lemon finally gets an interview with "Hustle" (ahem, Russell) Simmons!  Call our hosts at 646-915-9620! Imperius Rex!

  • 02:02

    Avengers 2 Countdown Clock: 33 Days! Meanwhile, There's The Grindhouse, Sat @6pm

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    Yes, folks we're almost at the 30 day mark before the premiere of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and expectations and nerdgasms continue to mount!  In the interim, check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm.  For the first "Comic Shoppe" segment, join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. as they solve the latest pop/pulp conundrums this week: chatter about the Transformers franchise channeling the Marvel way of doing business; Fox intends to reboot The X-Files with the original actors; Star Trek may return to TV (on CBS) after a ten year hiatus; trailers from the "Governator" and James Bond (Maggie and Spectre films, respectively) hit the net; Jesse Eiseberg shows his Luthor mug.  And finally, our thoughts on the post Secret Wars "All-New, All-Different Avengers" comic that appears to feature Miles Morales as a main character.


    And now for the fourth quarter, join us for Afronerd Radio with your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk starting at 7pm. Topics to be analyzed are: actress, Taraji P. Henson apologizes for her son's exaggerated account of racial profiling; more on the Swiss Alps plane crash and how its appears to have been intentional; what's up with Oprah? The "man" (or is that just male) with 34 children by 17 women and Evelyn Lozado are getting OWN TV shows (huh); how did 60 Minutes cover Africa by only interviewing Whites?  And if time permits, we will try to touch on subjects from the last show that we were unable to address.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.


     


          

  • 02:06

    ICYMI-40 Days & Counting Until Avengers 2! Oh & It's The Grindhouse airing @6pm

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    Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse (The Comic Shoppe airing at 6pm and Afronerd Radio, thereafter at 7pm) featuring your hosts-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt.  For the Comic Shoppe segment, the topics to be rousted about are:  our thoughts about the recently banned Batgirl variant cover and how the character has been portrayed over the years; the IGN website provides you with their own What If? casting for an Avengers film circa 1985 (think Burt Reynolds as Tony Stark); a recent Comics Alliance piece highlights cartoonist, Ronald Wimberly's lament at being told by an editor to lighten a character of color's skin; our impressions of the CW's comic to TV properties-last Tuesday's Flash episode, the premiere of iZombie and more spinoff talk for the Atom (and others). And lastly, it appears that President Obama's Lilly Ledbetter Act is working because Thor as a woman is selling better than Thor (Odinson)!  


    Up next, there's Afronerd Radio starting at 7pm. The topics to be grilled on the barbie are: Dburt name checks the theory of "locomotive" (or steamroller) politics relating to the Dolce & Gabbana designer babies issue (incl. the daughter of a same sex couple that doesn't favor gay marriage); a Blasian women becoming Miss Japan causes controversy with some Nipponese folk; highlighting news of a 100m set aside for African tech entrepreneurs with hopes of creating a million jobs in the continent. And lastly, the hosts attempt to discern and dissect the latest racial stories that have hit the scene in the last few days (Mississippi hanging, UVA student beating, Taraji P Henson's son gets profiled, etc). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.   

  • 01:31

    Afronerd Radio's Mid-Week in Review Show-Wednesday at 6pm EST-Pulp & Politics

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    It's hight time that we keep matters simple, folks.  Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm.  Join your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they decipher the following current event stories:  thanks to Gawker.com, it appears we get further insight into the mystery man that operates one of the leading international shock sites, WorldstarHipHop.com; picking up from where we left off from the last show, Dburt believes that he has coined the naming of a theory he dubs steamroller or "locomotive" politics pertaining to the Dolce & Gabbana designer babies controversy (incl. a daughter of a same sex couple that ironically does not support gay marriage); Is ESPN's Stephen A. Smith right about Blacks needing to defect to the GOP (Dburt says "yes" but you knew that); Japan chooses a Blasian Miss Japan and many on the homogeneous island are not pleased; highlighting news of a 100m set aside for African tech entrepreneurs with hopes of creating a million jobs in the continent; X-files returns to FOX after a 13 year lapse.  And lastly, more racial stories that are national and international in origin (Starbuck's failed race initiative; Brazil's colorism microaggressions and a Chinese restaurant in Kenya refusing Black patrons...in a Black country).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

  • 01:33

    More Timely Topics @Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review This Wednesday 7:30pm

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    Let's just get to the matters at hand, shall we?  Welcome to Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST.  Join your hosts, Capt, Kirk and Dburt as they unravel the following current event inspired issues: is it really unexpected that a man named "Creflo Dollar" has the chutzpah to lean on his parishioners for a 65m jet?; Dburt posits that with the ascendancy of UK Soul man, Sam Smith, does a rising and authentic Black soul/rock musician appear awkward in the current musical landscape? What happened to the Black musical tradition?; the crew weighs in on former Rock-a-fella Records co-owner, Dame Dash's recent remarks about the dearth of entrepreneurship in the AA community; more in "Minstrel Chronicles"-is it also a shocker that actor, Terrence Howard has a problem with Empire writers failing to use the n-word in scripts for the show? And lastly, Texas Conservative radio host, Michael Berry questions the African American community's commitment to #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.   

  • 02:02

    New Grindhouse Mashup, Courtesy of Afronerd Radio Airs Saturday @6pm EST!

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    It's amazing that there's only 47 days, 20 hours and 40 minutes as we're draft this episode description until Avengers 2 hits the theaters, but who's counting?  Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Mashup where the worlds of geekdom/blerdom, politics and current events collide and more importantly, the "uncanny" Daryll B. sits in for the show's entirety. The topics scheduled to be atomized are: Playstation's Powers TV series hit the net and the ubiquitous game consoles last week and we give our impressions; our thoughts about DMG Entertainment purchasing the film rights to Valiant Comics' intellectual properties; just what is all the hoopla over the Apple watch and can anyone below the late Steve Jobs' pay grade afford it?;  a few geek incidentals to chop up (TV's Supergirl costume, Preacher casting, SHIELD, Arrow and Flash predictions, Fish Mooney exits Gotham, the Daredevil Kingpin centric trailer) ; Dburt plays devil's advocate (shocker!) regarding credit scores being used for screening job applicants; Chappie and Focus reviews; Univision host compares FLOTUS to a character in the Planet of the Apes (wow); in more #BlackLivesMatterOnlyWhenWhitesAreInvolved news-a young Oakland mother is gunned down while trying to shield her kids from gunfire and lastly, #BLACKBUFFOONERYTRUMPSWHITECRIMINALITY-Dburt notices that the NY Daily News provided a front page spread for a brutal Black girlfight in a Brooklyn McDonalds but the Mafisoso 55 kilo drug bust story was relegated to a small mention on page 10! (continue watching Empire at your own peril, folks).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.   

  • 02:00

    Just a Cornucopia of Topix! Afronerd Radio's Mid Week Show Airs Wed @7:30pm EST

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    Ay-up, mates! Welcome to a new episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST.  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they unravel this (mid) week's latest current event laden issues.  The topics set for analysis under our special electron microscope are: Dburt explains why he is perturbed by a web series entitled I, Too, Am B-C.C. in which minority students discuss racial microaggressions at a high performing MD high school; theories why Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving the popular Gotham TV series and why some Batman fans reportedly didn't embrace her Fish Mooney character; the solar powered Impulse 2 plane is the midst of making a historic worldwide flight;  there's more to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity racial controversy including background music courtesy of rapper, Trinidad James; more "unarmed" Black male death at the hands of police memes from Wisconsin to Georgia (including the demise of a disrobed and deranged person of color); whatever happened to the multi-racial girl that wrote Mr. Spock a letter affirming that she could relate to his Vulcan-human struggles; our thoughts on a Breaking Brown blog piece entitled, An Ivy League Degree Won't Help "Daquan" Find a Job and lastly, POTUS speech at the 50th anniversary of the Selma march across the Edmund Pettus bridge.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.      

  • 01:32

    Neo-Ragtime Artist, Dessy DiLauro Stops By The Mid Week Show! Wed @7:30pm

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    Salutations, Konichiwa and Howdy to all of our longtime and future listeners!  Welcome to a new episode of The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of The Afronerd Radio machine airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST).  Join us for another funky fact finding mission when multi talented neo-Ragtime songstress, Dessy DiLauro stops by to discuss her upcoming sophomore album, This is Neo-Ragtime, vol.2.  Just what is Neo Ragtime/Neo harlem Renaissance and how can we get this nostalgic redux groove to the masses?  And there's still more show, folks!  Additional topics to be covered are:  after the fallout over actress, Michelle Rodriguez' White vs minority superhero representation comments, an op-ed piece by Joseph Illidge (Verge Ent., Milestone Media) for Comic Book Resources provides further clarification on the issue;  in a recent Rolling Stones interview, Madonna raises eyebrows and ires by equating ageism with racism-do you agree?; Dburt reviews Will Smith latest cinematic effort, Focus and lastly, and regrettably, we discuss the illogic of MSNBC's Dr. Melissa Harris Perry's profanity laced doggerel supporting Trayvon Martin-"I hope Trayvon whopped the sh__t out of George Zimmerman."  Oh boy.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  NOT THE SHOW TO MISS! 

  • 02:03

    The Feast of St. Valentine Endures (w/Pop Culture Flair)@The Grindhouse, Sat 6pm

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    What's up folks! Sure, it's St. Valentine's Day but that shouldn't deter you from spending time with loved ones and listening to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm EST.  Join Capt. Kirk, Daryll B. and Dburt for The Comic Shoppe segment when we discuss the current goings ons in pulp and pop culture.  The topics du jour this week are: more on the Spiderman Sony/Marvel film colloboration (what does that mean for Black Panther?  is Miles Morales in play, etc); and what is the Legend of the Mantamaji by TV director, Eric Dean Seaton?  And is this the African American gateway into a pop culture fantasy franchise a la Game of Thrones?; Afropunk highlights another Black themed superhero comic by way of South Africa entitled, Kwezi;  the crew reflects and highlights TV shows of note that are binge-watch worthy;  picking up from where we dropped off last week regarding the Predestination film; our thoughts about AMC's upcoming Preacher and the recently announced race switch casting of the "Tulip" character  and lastly, Dburt's review of Kingsman,


    Next, there's Afronerd Radio featuring Dburt and Capt. Kirk staring at 7pm eastern.  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they discuss the following: comedian Steve Harvey gets into hot water over his slavery joke; our thoughts about the Chicago Little league team, Jackie Robinson West losing their title due to a cheating scandal as some cry foul based on race; the CBC weighs in on the Netanyahu/Boehner/Obama disagreement (a detente reversal of sorts);  the very liberal "Grey Lady" NY Times gets accused of racism by omission in their recent article highlighting the history of US lynchings and lastly, is Apple entering auto maufacturing a good thing? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  


     

  • 02:02

    Leonard Nimoy Beams Up One Last Time, Next Grindhouse-Saturday @6pm

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    Greetings to our stalwart fanbase!  Well, one of the bricks from the foundation of the house that nerd built has been removed-actor, Leonard Nimoy passes at 83.  For obvious and appropriate reasons we will discuss Mr. Nimoy's career and his placement in the pantheon of American (if not, international) popular culture.  Join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B. for a new episode of The Grindhouse Mashup, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm.  Additional topics to be disassembled and then reassembled in our metaphysical transporter room are: speculations on what big announcement Robert Downey Jr and Marvel are slated to make in the next few days; our thoughts about the internet NSFW version of the Power Rangers short; after Gotham's grisly episode involving Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney character, can the character continue in the series and is there a possible transition to the print world?; hat tip to Shadow and Act for highlighting an upcoming African themed animated movie entitled, Bilal starring Lost's Mr. Echo (or the more fearsome Adebisi of Oz) himself, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; as great and as crucial the movie, Selma may be, Dburt ponders other historical events that are ready for a cinematic "closeup"; more hair politics after the Zendaya-Rancic televised fallout; Monique vs Lee Daniels vs Hollywood and lastly, more on entertainment entrepreneur, Byron Allen's lawsuit against Time Warner cable (incl. Rev Al "black pawn" allegations).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  And in the immortal words of Spock-"once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

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