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BNC podcasts discuss and dissect some of our favorite media through our lens as Black fans and creators. You can find our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, GooglePlay, Spotify, and more!

BNC Presents

BNC Presents: Tolkien Black Girls

BNC Presents is a collection of limited podcast series released first as Patreon exclusives. Members of the BNC team do deep dives of their favorite fandoms, themes, and tropes.

Listen now to Tolkien Black Girls, our dive into The Lord of the Rings, releasing weekly, wherever you find your podcasts!

Who Watch

Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness in Space

Hosted by Delia and Nicole, Who Watch: TIme and Relative Blackness in Space (TARBIS) is a Doctor Who aftershow podcast where we recap recent episodes of Doctor Who and give our thoughts on the travels of Team TARDIS. Learn our thoughts on the latest seasons of the show, go in-depth with us about the Black characters of the series, and try not to get a headache as we try to parse out the finer details of time travel.

#WizardTeam

#WizardTeam

#WizardTeam is a Harry Potter podcast for true Potterheads. Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan do a close reread of the books chapter-by-chapter, discussing anything from our thoughts on the Trio’s Gryffindor behaviors to more obscure facts in the Harry Potter canon, even coming up with some strange and hilarious headcanons of our own. Start from the very beginning or hop in at your favorite book of the series, just beware: there are spoilers. IN RETIREMENT.

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

In a world where new books by BIPOC writers are released every day, choosing your next read can be overwhelming. Allow us to give you some thicc plot suggestions! Curated and written by story-obsessed Porshèa, you’ll find a bevy of fantasy, non-fiction, and some romance recommendations in Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult categories. Like what you see, you can purchase a copy at our Bookshop!

Word to the wise: Porshèa’s preferences are fast-paced, adventurous, and somewhat dark tales with a lot of love for fairytale retellings. We try to place content warnings where appropriate, but please reach out if you read a recommendation that needs warnings we may have overlooked.

Social Campaigns

#TARBISTalks

An expansion of our Doctor Who journeys through Time and Relative Blackness in Space, #TARBISTalks explores stories and media that center Black people in science fiction. Check out the tag and join us for our weekly Twitter Spaces conversations around The Man Who Fell To Earth in partnership with Showtime!

#TolkienBlackFolks

We’re going on an adventure! #TolkienBlackFolks was a hashtag created to highlight Black folks in the Lord of the Rings fandom. Use the tag to drop LOTR references, fanart, and to find community. 

#QuickQuills

The Quick Quills Writing Sprint was designed to help you get words on the page! An event hosted either on Twitter or YouTube, Quick Quills included dedicated time to write, discuss projects with fellow writers, and gas each other up. Check out our Quick Quills Resource and write along with previous Quick Quills Lives!

#BlackWizardHistory

Black Wizard History Month is a celebration of Black magical characters, stories, and fans. Join us throughout the month of February for a social media challenge, book recommendations, and more magical content!

Kuumba Kickback

The Kuumba Kickback celebrates fandom and creation while centering the experiences and interests of people of color. Held in 2020 and 2021, the Kickback included panels, ancillary events, and an Artists’ Alley!

The Obsidian Archives

The Obsidian Archives include blog posts, critical essays, fan fiction, and creator highlights, and past programming put on by BNC, contributors, and community. Take a trip through time and peruse through BNC’s past content and programming!