I am addicted to podcasts. Whether I’m doing household chores, sitting in traffic on the commute, or going for a walk, podcasts are such an entertaining and informative addition to the experience. Of course, like with any media, the podcast landscape has its own share of problematic content and issues with representation. But beautiful queer people of color have been taking up the mic and creating their own media, so to celebrate their works, here’s a list of awesome QPOC Podcasts—in no particular order. And keep an eye out for the podcasts in here featuring QPOC hosts from Austin, TX!
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BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay…
Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music, and the internet to find the things that move them—to tears, awe, and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America.
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)
As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.
Foul Mouthed Musicology
Two Austin-based musicologists, Jordyn Middleton and Joseph Ovalle, exploring broader issues in musicology and the world at large. Buckle up.
Keeping it Queer
Keeping it Queer is a podcast that takes a look at the unique lives of individuals who belong to the Indian LGBTQ community. Hosted by comedian Navin Noronha, the show explores the quirky experiences that accompany growing up queer in India. While some face homophobia, others face rejection and societal pressure; and yet others are met with warmth and understanding. Because like everything else in life, it takes good days and bad days for these ordinary heroes to smile and continue keeping it queer.
A network of queer music & media creators. Homoground promotes queer visibility through music, videos, podcasts, events, & other creative forms of multimedia. Same ground. Different sound.
Crown Them Royal
Another podcast from Austin, TX, join 3 Black Gay Men and Ron’s bi-ass for their weekly podcast dissecting pop culture, black culture, dating, and more.
Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We’ll visit neighborhood korners like: good ole race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there’s a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play… like Blue’s Clues! Only… more Black, gay, and lady like.
Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.
Cheers & Queers
A podcast where Black queer femmes Isake Smith and Kirya Traber sit down to chat about any and everything while having a drink.
Were there any podcasts that I missed on this list? Which ones are your favorite? Let us know on Facebook, and don’t forget to share this QPOC listening joy with your friends, communities, and loved ones.