BlackChat the Podcast

BlackChat the Podcast
BlackChat originated as a series of social salons in the summer of 2016. Curated by intergenerational co-conspirators !Kona and Morgan, BlackChat has dedicated it’s work to healing Black communities in the lower mainland through family reunion styled gatherings. BlackChat the podcast welcomes you into our living room. Make some tea, get cozy, and join us as we explore conversations of the wild and ridiculous, real-world ish, and potentially anything else we find interesting and amusing.

007: Is Rome Burning?
May 31 • 106 min
Recorded March 30, 2020 at 9:21 PM. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Samwel Uko. Tony McDade. George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. #saytheirnames We are roughly 3 months into a global pandemic. 6 Black bodies. Today marks day 5 of protests in cities…
006: PART ONE - The “Real” Race Card with Desmond Cole
Apr 2 • 74 min
The conversation in this episode was recorded on February 23. *This episode features ASMR of us all eating a delicious meal together. Sorry and You’re welcome* The militarization of transit. Black and Indigenous relations and connections. Genetic testing.…
005: Kinky While Black @ West Coast Bound
Mar 19 • 93 min
This episode was recorded at 11:15am on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 on the unceded territories of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, of Sto:lo Coast Salish Peoples. We were invited to West Coast Bound, a Canadian conference that examines sexuality, power, and…
004: Surviving the Apocolypse with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Mar 5 • 120 min
This week on BlackChat, we sat down with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden. Long time friend of !Kona, “adopted” auntie of Morgan, Dr. Dryden is the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Medicine and an associate professor in the…
003: Sliders and Solidarity
Feb 20 • 119 min
How do we go about creating the conditions that would allow people to invest in each other’s survival? On this episode of BlackChat, !Kona and Morgan discuss the recent actions and demonstrations held by land and water defenders on Coast Salish territory…
002: PART TWO with Jillian Christmas
Feb 6 • 60 min
Welcome back to part two of our interview with the lovely Jillian Christmas. In this second half, we cover topics including self-care, the sacredness of locs, and the development and inspiration for Jillian’s forthcoming book, The Gospel of Breaking.…
002: PART ONE with Jillian Christmas
Jan 23 • 49 min
Join us as we sit with our chosen family and local artist, Jillian Christmas. In part one, we talk about music and muscle memory, the intersections of Blackness and poetry, and her forthcoming book, The Gospel of Breaking. Stay tuned for part two, which…
001: Welcome to BlackChat
Jan 8 • 64 min
Welcome folx! Thank you for joining us in the living room. This is our first episode! Wow! How did this even happen? Grab a beverage and get comfortable. In this first episode, we introduce ourselves, the land we’re on, and the work we’re doing. We also…