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The Nod

145 EpisodesProduced by GimletWebsite

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is… read more

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Best of the Nod: The Hairstons

Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the celebrations and pleasantries. Until one year, when Ever Lee Hairston says two words that break decades of silence. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary, we’ll be playing the hits, as determined by you, all month. The people voted, and here we have it— the final installment of Best of The Nod series, "The Hairston’s" Parts 1 &2.

We'll be back next week with a NEW episode!

Music in this episode from: Tyler Strickland, Bobby Lord, Golden Gram, Jupyter, Takstar

and Nick From Islands.

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