Episode 01: Starting Your Podcast and Building Community Featuring Blk Pod Collective!

For our season premiere, Chevon and Hiba link up with Blk Pod Collective’s Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Ona Oghogho, and Membership Director Sheunopa Mugobogobo to talk about the growing Black podcasting landscape and the importance of building community and showing solidarity in podcasting. 

In the conversation Ona and Shenuopa talk about their collaboration in building up Blk Pod Collective, and how their efforts to create systemic change resulted in the Blk Podfest Micro Con at the Podfest Global Summit which brought together over 1,500 attendees last month. 

Shenuopa and Ona also discuss their experiences that led them to the podcasting space, their individual philosophies in podcasting, the importance of ownership, and the ways Blk Pod Collective is aiming to become the “one-stop-shop for all of your podcasting needs to help you on your journey to work with Black creatives.”

Hiba and Chevon also talk about the big news items in the last couple of months, including Senator Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential nomination, the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin that resulted from the police involved shooting of Jacob Blake, and they give a heartfelt “rest in power” to Chadwick Boseman who tragically passed a couple of weeks ago following his undisclosed battle with cancer. 


Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference is less than two months away! –– have you gotten your tickets yet?


Resources (by order of mention) 


Facing Race Tickets 



It’s Official: Senator Kamala Harris Is the Democratic VP Nominee (via Colorlines) 



Jacob Blake Is Shot By Police in Wisconsin, Inspiring Protests (via Colorlines)



White Teen Charged With Death of 2 Protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin



Native Land (find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages)



Kenosha Protests, Violence Expose Racial Disparities Among The Worst In The Country



Actor Chadwick Boseman, the First Black Superhero, Dies at 43



Chadwick Boseman Gets Emotional About Black Panther's Cultural Impact (via SiriusXM)



Blk Pod Collective 



Blk Pod Collective (The Podcast) 



Highkey Woke (Hosted by Sheunopa Mugobogobo and Symone Dunn)



Blk Podfest Micro Con 2020: Attendee Insight


Is Podcasting a Hobby or Potential Career for You?



Podcasting Tip: Things to Plan for Before Starting https://www.blkpodcollective.com/thecollectiveblog/podcastdevelopment


Blk Pod Collective on Instagram 



Executive Producers: 

Hendel Leiva and Jeff Chang

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists.


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