Inside Giovanni’s Room

Summary

To celebrate James Baldwin’s 96th birthday, Kieran and Ainsley discuss arguably two of his most popular works, ‘If Beale St Could Talk’, including the 2018 Barry Jenkins Movie Adaptation and ‘Giovanni’s Room’. Join us for laughs, observations and more

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That’s Not a Microaggression, That’s A Hate Crime- with Dr Mark Pakianathan

Summary

To celebrate our 20th episode of Black Boy Joy Podcast, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Dr Mark Pakianathan, consultant physician in sexual health and HIV with Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust. What was intended to be a discussion on sexual health ended up turning into a group therapy session where we discuss chemsex, HIV prevention, the sliding scale of racism and much more. 

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Pride!

Summary

On the weekend of Pride in London and UK Black Pride, Kieran and Ainsley discuss all things Pride, commiserate on it’s cancellation, reminisce on last year’s parades and discuss the intersection between pride in the context of th Black Lives Mattrer protests occurring across the globe. 

This week’s Spotlight is Shea Love London, a vegan cosmetics company run by a healthcare professional

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Creating Good Fortune, with Kayus Fernander

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Kayus Fernander MBA, award winning speaker, finance professional and founder of Creating Good Fortune, designed to help people make the most of their finances and create abundance in their lives. https://creatinggoodfortune.as.me/DISCOVERYCALL

Rainbow Milk, with Paul Mendez

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Paul Mendez- writer of the acclaimed debut novel ‘Rainbow Milk’. We discuss the book, the Windrush generation, Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’, racial microaggressions etc. Plus, we take some time to give our thoughts on George Floyd’s murder, racism and much more. 

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Mental Health

Summary

To coincide with mental health week, Kieran and Ainsley get real with their mental health during lockdown, we discuss therapy, health anxiety and more. Our spotlight this week is ‘Tangerine’, a 2015 film about a black transgender woman living in LA.

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A Little Life: The Great Gay Novel?

Summary

This week Ainsley and Kieran discuss two wildly popular queer works ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara and Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name in forensic detail. Join us as we dissect, assess and disagree with eachother about them. This week’s Spotlight is a ‘Rainbow Milk’ the debut novel by Paul Mendez about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London. 

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Not Another Quarantine Special

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley give the lowdown on how they’ve been staying sane after a whole month of lock down. We talk Netflix shows, give our take on the Michael Jackson drama and discuss our controversial faves. 

The Spotlight for this week is London Bi Pandas, a collection of Bi+ activists, LGBTQIA+ allies and supporters. They’ve set up a COVID-19 hardship fund for LGBTQIA+ people struggling with this virus. Check out their page here and donate if you can: https://www.londonbipandas.com/ 

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Can You Be Pro-black and Date Outside Your Race?

Summary

Join Kieran and Ainsley for our second podcast under lockdown. We discuss The BBC adaptation of Noughts and Crosses, interracial relationships, catfishing, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the Sherry Pie Controversy. Our spotlight this week is Travel Noire, a digital media company serving black millenial travellers across the diaspora. 

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Love Is Blind

Summary

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, Kieran and Ainsley record this week’s podcast remotely from our homes in Newcastle and London respectively. We talk about the virus’ outbreak, dealing with social distancing and lament our cancelled summer plans. Also, we answer our first DM request to discuss Carlton and Diamond’s relationship on Netflix’s Love is Blind and discuss bisexuality, biphobia and much more. Our Spotlight is Switchboard LGBT, a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people. Lines are open from 10am-10pm everyday and their email is chris@switchboard.lgbt. 

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