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Black Girl Podcast

84 episodes - English - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings

The Black Girl Podcast is a new audio series created by Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam on twitter/IG), Gia Peppers (@giapeppers), Sapphira (@sapphiraem), Bex (@BexxFrancois), and Alysha P (@AlyshaP819/@AlyshaP). After the five media phenoms met and became friends at hip hop's most iconic station, Hot 97, they decided to make their hilarious conversations about life issues, sisterhood, pop culture, love, growth, and the pursuit of their dreams to the public. Listen every week as their differing opinions and life experiences lead them to understand themselves, and the world around them, a little bit better. Hopefully, you'll laugh, argue, and learn something about yourselves, too. Follow us on Twitter and IG @blackgirlpod.

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Episodes

[Episode 77] "Balance."

September 25, 2020 19:00 - 2 hours - 303 MB

The grand jury’s decision on the murder of Breonna Taylor has torn our hearts open. We take the time to acknowledge (once again) the lack of protection over black women, realize that our emotional tanks have been running on e, and discuss the true atonement of America. As an attempt to bring joy back into our space, we opt to play a game: “We’re Not Really Strangers.” We laugh our way into getting to know each other just a little deeper. This episode is sponsored by: @WATCHUMC: UMC is the ...

DAWN PORTER

September 16, 2020 14:00 - 48 minutes - 110 MB

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins the ladies of BlackGirlPod, to discuss her latest film "The Way I See It." Dawn brings us into the world of Pete Souza, former Chief Official White House photographer, and his experience documenting the historical presidency of Barack Obama and the First Family. Dawn shares what it takes to share space while storytelling, where and when she first saw herself in film, leadership, choosing film over law, piecing together her blackness and ho...

[Episode 76] "Dawn Porter."

September 16, 2020 14:00 - 48 minutes - 110 MB

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins the ladies of BlackGirlPod, to discuss her latest film "The Way I See It." Dawn brings us into the world of Pete Souza, former Chief Official White House photographer, and his experience documenting the historical presidency of Barack Obama and the First Family. Dawn shares what it takes to share space while storytelling, where and when she first saw herself in film, leadership, choosing film over law, piecing together her blackness and ho...

[Episode 75] "Girl."

September 11, 2020 21:04 - 1 hour - 194 MB

On this episode of Black Girl Podcast, the girls take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as they banter about the last #Verzuz Battle featuring Brandy vs Monica, childhood games and all the fine men of the '90s. With Gia turning the big 3-0, the rest of the group preps her on what to expect (and not) about leaping into her new decade of life! This episode of BGP is sponsored by @Billie! To express a little love for our show, go to www.mybillie.com/bgp for more information and goodies!

"Black Is King"

September 03, 2020 17:12 - 55 minutes - 21.6 MB

In this special episode, the ladies of Black Girl Podcast welcome two of the creative forces behind Beyoncé’s ground-breaking film “Black is King,” to the show. Longtime Parkwood collaborator and #BIK Editor Andrew Morrow shares his experience on creating the look and feel of this film. And, writer and author Clover Hope explains how she and the brilliant team of writers led by Yrsa Daley-Ward crafted the powerful interludes that made the film unforgettable. If you’re a creative; this epis...

[Episode 74] "Black Is King."

September 03, 2020 17:12 - 55 minutes - 21.6 MB

In this special episode, the ladies of Black Girl Podcast welcome two of the creative forces behind Beyoncé’s ground-breaking film “Black is King,” to the show. Longtime Parkwood collaborator and #BIK Editor Andrew Morrow shares his experience on creating the look and feel of this film. And, writer and author Clover Hope explains how she and the brilliant team of writers led by Yrsa Daley-Ward crafted the powerful interludes that made the film unforgettable. If you’re a creative; this epis...

[Episode 73] "#WAPisKing"

August 31, 2020 17:25 - 2 hours - 276 MB

Bexx, Scottie, Gia, Sapphira, and Alysha come together to discuss how they are living in the unprecedented times of Covid 19. As they give updates on their lives, they break down their perspectives on how the “controversial” reactions to WAP, Megan’s agency to tell her truth, the historic election of Vp Kamala Harris, and more... which leads them to ask, what does safety for Black women look like? Because this... This ain’t it. This episode is sponsored by @HelixSleep. Visit helixsleep.com/...

[Episode 72] "Gina Prince-Bythewood."

August 04, 2020 12:39 - 44 minutes - 103 MB

Esteemed film director and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood joins the ladies of BGP! Her latest film, ‘The Old Guard,’ crowns Gina as the first African-American woman to direct a comic book film. We discuss diverse representation in Hollywood, black filmmaker mentorship, her greatest influence in writing black love stories, investing in intentions, strengthening her identity with grace and the similarities of directing love and fight scenes. Gina also shares a very personal life-lesson she ...

[Episode 72] "Gina Prince-Bythewood"

August 04, 2020 12:39 - 44 minutes - 103 MB

Esteemed film director and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood joins the ladies of BGP! Her latest film, ‘The Old Guard,’ crowns Gina as the first African-American woman to direct a comic book film. We discuss diverse representation in Hollywood, black filmmaker mentorship, her greatest influence in writing black love stories, investing in intentions, strengthening her identity with grace and the similarities of directing love and fight scenes. Gina also shares a very personal life-lesson she ...

[Episode 71] "WOMAN."

June 22, 2020 16:02 - 2 hours - 65.4 MB

Gia, Bexx, Sapph, Scottie and Lysh discuss a myriad of topics focused on the attention, protection and respect of Black women. NoName & J Cole’s conflicting schools of thought, cancel culture, the recordings and history of violence against black women. The ladies also discuss Insecure’s season 4 finale, the rights of a woman’s choice and both Molly & Issa’s growth. The collective shares a special moment of reflection over our individual relationships with our fathers, and sends thoughts and p...

[Episode 71] "WOMAN"

June 22, 2020 16:02 - 2 hours - 65.4 MB

Gia, Bexx, Sapph, Scottie and Lysh discuss a myriad of topics focused on the attention, protection and respect of Black women. NoName & J Cole’s conflicting schools of thought, cancel culture, the recordings and history of violence against black women. The ladies also discuss Insecure’s season 3 finale, the rights of a woman’s choice and both Molly & Issa’s growth. The collective shares a special moment of reflection over our individual relationships with our fathers, and sends thoughts and p...

[Episode 70] "Clarke Peters."

June 12, 2020 15:06 - 49 minutes - 112 MB

The ladies of BGP are joined by actor, singer, writer, director and star of ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Clarke Peters. The stage and Hollywood veteran speaks on black brotherhood, black joy, black mental health, black freedom and the necessity of sharing more diverse black stories on stage and on film. You can watch Peters in the new Spike Lee Joint, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ on Netflix June 12, 2020.

[Episode 70] "Clarke Peters"

June 12, 2020 15:06 - 49 minutes - 112 MB

The ladies of BGP are joined by actor, singer, writer, director and star of ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Clarke Peters. The stage and Hollywood veteran speaks on black brotherhood, black joy, black mental health, black freedom and the necessity of sharing more diverse black stories on stage and on film. You can watch Peters in the new Spike Lee Joint, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ on Netflix June 12, 2020.

[Episode 69] "Perspective."

May 17, 2020 16:00 - 1 hour - 183 MB

The ladies of BGP check in for another quarantine convo. Alysha, Gia, Scottie, Bexx and Sapphira Em discuss Michael Jordan’s “asshole” tendencies from 'The Last Dance’ documentary, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s soulful serenade during their #Verzuz battle and Insecure’s latest episode - “Lowkey Movin’ On”. The ladies examine and debate both Issa and Molly’s perspectives.

[Episode 68] "Grace."

May 01, 2020 22:07 - 1 hour - 159 MB

Alysha, Bexx, Scottie, Sapphira and Gia talk about adjusting to their new routines and realities while quarantined and facing the unknown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Breaking news of sexual misconduct throughout the NYC community incites conversation over abuse of power, exploitation, the salacious nature of social media, protecting black women, their courage and the autonomy over the platforms they use to share their stories. If you or anyone you know is in an unsafe situation or has been sex...

[Episode 67] "Executive."

March 18, 2020 16:00 - 1 hour - 76 MB

Shayla Cowan joins Black Girl Pod for some real boss talk. The Michigan-native turned Will Packer’s Executive Assistant chats with us about her career rise to Will Packer Production and Will Packer Media’s Chief of Staff, her humble beginnings as a Hennessy Girl, learning on the job, toughening up in a male-dominated industry, protecting her femininity, expectations of greatness, finding her voice and finding her grace.

[Episode 66] "Legacy."

March 03, 2020 16:40 - 1 hour - 112 MB

The ladies discuss the statement your life leaves behind. We mourn the death of Kobe Bryant, what his existence meant and will always mean, the balance between thorough yet respectful journalism, and the intense response to Gayle King’s interview with Lisa Leslie. We also take the time to acknowledge another life gone too soon - PopSmoke. We discuss public and private life, the totality of a human being and how we interact on social media versus real life.

[Episode 65] "Freedom."

January 31, 2020 19:15 - 1 hour - 101 MB

Back at the mic, Bexx, Sapph and Lysh give updates on what they've been up to since the last recording. Sapphira talks about the excitement of redesigning her studio, Alysha shares stories about her trip to Ghana and explains the awakening that took place when returning "home", Bexx goes into detail about her fearless journey through her work with the Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign.

[EPISODE 65] "Freedom."

January 31, 2020 19:15 - 1 hour - 101 MB

Back at the mic, Bexx, Sapph and Lysh give updates on what they've been up to since the last recording. Sapphira talks about the excitement of redesigning her studio, Alysha shares stories about her trip to Ghana and explains the awakening that took place when returning "home", Bexx goes into detail about her fearless journey through her work with the Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign.

#10YearChallenge

December 20, 2019 20:01 - 2 hours - 270 MB

Alysha, Sapphira, Scottie and Gia sit down for the last episode of 2019 as Bexx continues the incredible work she’s been doing outside of NYC. As the young women reflect on who they were and what they were doing 10 years ago, they share what they’ve learned and who they hope to become in the next decade. Happy Holidays from BGP! See you in 2020!

[Episode 64] #10YearChallenge

December 20, 2019 20:01 - 2 hours - 270 MB

Alysha, Sapphira, Scottie and Gia sit down for the last episode of 2019 as Bexx continues the incredible work she’s been doing outside of NYC. As the young women reflect on who they were and what they were doing 10 years ago, they share what they’ve learned and who they hope to become in the next decade. Happy Holidays from BGP! See you in 2020!

[Episode 63] "Life."

November 29, 2019 17:01 - 55 minutes - 102 MB

Episode 63 of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by Helix Sleep! While Bexx is on the road working to change the world, the rest of the girls get back in the studio! Alysha, Sapphira, Gia and Scottie give their life updates on what's been going on since ComplexCon. Gia talks about her first taste of being "dragged" on Black Twitter and tells a funny story on how she meet Bad Gal Ri Ri. Sapphira speaks on what the first few weeks of being 30 has been like as well as her experience attending Kany...

[Episode 62] "ComplexCon."

November 26, 2019 17:14 - 43 minutes - 81.3 MB

In this episode, Alysha, Bexx, Gia, Sapphira and Scottie take the stage at their first ever ComplexCon live show in Long Beach, California! As the girls catch up on their personal lives in front of their LB listeners, they also soak up some much needed knowledge and gems from their guest, New York Times Best Selling Author, Elaine Welteroth. Elaine shares her journey on becoming the first African American Editor In Chief at Teen Vogue, not letting time define your destiny and much more! Her...

[Episode 61] "New Growth."

September 23, 2019 16:00 - 2 hours - 259 MB

Episode 61 of Black Girl Podcast is sponsored by Helix Sleep! Gia, Alysha, Bexx, Scottie and Sapph are back (finally!) with an abundance of updates on what they’ve been up to since Essence Fest. Alysha shares the clarity she’s gained with all the self-work she’s done through therapy and how she is finding her safe spaces, creating boundaries and working through trauma. Gia recaps a successful first season of BlackCoffee, celebrating another year (29!) and discerning between industry and true...

[Episode 60] "Shadderacks." (NOLA Part 2)

July 26, 2019 18:13 - 1 hour - 68.6 MB

For their second live show in New Orleans, Gia, Alysha, Scottie, Bexx and Sapphira recap their hilarious night partying through New Orleans, and meeting & nicknaming a sixth BGP member (see title). Questions from the audience find the ladies (and crowd) setting the record straight on “good hair,” collectively rolling our eyes over Chris Brown’s controversial “light skin” lyrics. The ladies also share intimate moments with BGP listeners about pacing through your own journey, and discovering th...

[Episode 59] "Snowfall." (NOLA Part 1)

July 26, 2019 17:44 - 1 hour - 113 MB

The ladies of BGP host their first live show at the Pythian Market in New Orleans! “Snowfall” on FX actors Damson Idris and Angela Lewis join the ladies to discuss the black “UK takeover” in Hollywood, finding inspiration for their on-screen characters, growing and maturing into their TV roles and personal identities, perseverance, faith, healing and memories working with John Singleton and the duty of carrying his legacy throughout their on-screen performances.

[Episode 58] "Update."

June 30, 2019 21:02 - 1 hour - 178 MB

Gia, Alysha, Scottie and Bexx recap what they've been up to for the past two weeks! Gia shares the excitement and gratitude of her new BET show #BlackCoffee, and what it felt like to see so much DC love at the 2019 BET Awards. Alysha - fresh off vacation in Mexico - shares the redeeming experience of "stillness." Scottie's recent trip to Paris provides another full circle experience for her career. Bexx shares how its felt juggling career, family and starting over. PLUS! BlackGirlPod cele...

[Episode 57] "Queen Sugar."

June 14, 2019 16:04 - 32 minutes - 59.4 MB

Rutina Wesley & Dawn-Lyen Gardner from OWNTV’s ‘Queens Sugar’ join the ladies of BGP for an insightful conversation on finding yourself, trusting yourself and being yourself. The ladies also share how their respective journeys have serendipitously crossed paths along the way. Be sure to tune in to Season 4 of Queen Sugar 9p/8p CT on OWNTV!

[Episode 56] "Ego."

May 31, 2019 17:00 - 45 minutes - 83.8 MB

What’s the difference between ego & confidence? Sapphira, Scottie, Bexx, Gia & Alysha discuss the dissimilarities. The caution of “faking it till you make it,” how ego can easily encourage delusion and “false realities,” and of course, how social media can highlight or ruin your sense of self. Sapph's question to the room, - “What would you tell your 7 year old self?” - produces some surprising responses from the ladies. Join the conversation and let us know what YOU would say to self. Be sur...

[Episode 55] "Homecoming."

May 20, 2019 16:48 - 2 hours - 273 MB

The ladies of BGP get together and crack the mic after a few hectic weeks away from each other. Scottie shares memorable moments from her Paris trip. Alysha talks about her struggles with therapy. Sapphira opens up about her physical health. Bexx celebrates a birthday HER way. Gia has an honest convo about her natural hair and also dives into the importance of her hometown's growing movement, #DontMuteDC which allows Bexx to introduce a challenging debate over blackness vs. individuality. And...

[Episode 54] "Marathon."

May 15, 2019 16:53 - 1 hour - 129 MB

For the first time, the ladies of Black Girl Podcast invite men to join the conversation; inspired by the incredible life and unfortunate death of Nipsey Hussle. Ebro Darden (@oldmanebro), Justin Carter (@jstnlamar) & Dawan Alford (@dawanalford) share their insights on mental health, emotion, ego, trauma and more. #TheMarathonContinues

[Episode 53] "Elevate."

April 12, 2019 17:48 - 1 hour - 118 MB

The ladies recap the experience of hosting an advanced screening of “Little” with their listeners. Bexx shares how she almost got robbed in Houston, Alysha opens up about a therapy breakthrough, and Gia shares what it felt like balancing a huge career moment with the huge responsibility of covering Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service. Go see “Little” in theaters, April 12th! #LittleMovie

[Episode 52] "Herstory."

March 30, 2019 19:14 - 51 minutes - 94.6 MB

Episode 52 of Black Girl Podcast was powered by Foot Locker! The ladies discuss "Women in Culture' live from Foot Locker Times Square with special guests Ashley Outrageous and Trish! Closing out Women's History Month, the ladies have a candid convo about the come up! | #WomensKickstoryMonth

[Episode 51] "Welp."

March 20, 2019 15:43 - 1 hour - 196 MB

Gia, Alysha, Scottie and Sapphira discuss personal and exciting updates, their thoughts on the recent Gayle King and R. Kelly interviews and the ​J​ordyn Woods’ feature on Red Table Talk. Coming straight off a flight, Scottie sets everything straight addressing the recent white privileged chatter from YesJulz.

[Episode 50] "50."

February 22, 2019 20:56 - 2 hours - 223 MB

The ladies of BGP celebrate their fiftieth show with a LIVE recording at Horizon Media. Gia, Sapph, Bexx, Scottie and Alysha recap their ATL/Boomerang highlights, this exhaustive Black History Month, Steve Harvey vs Mo’Nique, Jussie Smollett developments and MORE.

[Episode 49] “BOOMERANG.”

February 13, 2019 00:24 - 1 hour - 169 MB

The ladies of BET’s ‘Boomerang’ - Tetona Jackson, Brittany Inge, Lala Milan & Director, Dime Davis - join BGP for a transparent conversation on representation, finding your way, killing doubt, self awareness and mental health. Special thank you to #HouseOfBet & Team Epiphany for the incredible experience. ‘Boomerang’ premieres Feb. 12, 2019 at 10/9c on BET !

[Episode 48] "Proud."

January 26, 2019 00:12 - 1 hour - 193 MB

Sapph, Gia, Alysha & Bexx talk life updates, adjusting to new beginnings, and Alysha shares her response to the overwhelming feedback from EP.47. The conversation flows into updates from therapy, vulnerability with a “healthy” confidant and the relationship between pride, humility and modesty.

[Episode 47] #SurvivingRKelly

January 14, 2019 16:23 - 2 hours - 277 MB

The ladies of BGP discuss the in-depth, Dream Hampton docu-series that revealed the disturbing truth of R&B’s pied predator.

[Episode 46] "2018."

December 28, 2018 21:01 - 2 hours - 389 MB

BGP reviews the last 365 days to discuss what they’ve been through, how they got through, the battle wounds they earned & the successes they’re most grateful for. The ladies also highlight their Top 3 black women of 2018, take a look back at their 2016 on-mic goals (did they meet their marks?), and also discuss “gifting while dating.”

[Episode 45] "Friends."

December 22, 2018 23:54 - 2 hours - 321 MB

How many of us have them? Gia, Alysha, Scottie, Sapph and Bexx deep dive into the concept of friendship - our understanding of it, nostalgic relationships, dissolved bonds and opposite sex friendships. The ladies also rate their own performances as friends - to other people and to each other.

[Episode 44] "Thanks."

December 14, 2018 21:22 - 1 hour - 228 MB

BGP recaps their Thanksgiving holiday(or lack there of)with their respective families. Gia shares her Soul Train Awards experience and healing process since the passing of her Godmother. Scottie re-starts therapy with a new counselor she's excited about, Sapphira shares her excitement about the new births in her family, Bexx details an eye opening dream & Alysha relives a hectic 3 weeks, including her Paris trip with her mom & nephew.

[Episode 43] "Saweetie"

December 05, 2018 00:52 - 45 minutes - 105 MB

"Icy Gurl” Saweetie joins the ladies of BGP for a lit ass conversation (& some in-studio Henny) about her confident and ambitious climb as the Bay Area’s undeniable new rap star. The recent Warner Brother’s signee talks goals, inspirations, her lyrical skills AND reveals who’d she “F*ck, Marry & Kill.

[Episode 42] "DrJess"

November 09, 2018 17:18 - 2 hours - 276 MB

NYC based Psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Clemons joins us to discuss mental health, personality disorders, when/how to know therapy is right for you and expectations before starting your sessions. Gia shares hesitations and Alysha P unpacks her battle with guilt during an honest and hilarious conversation.

[Episode 41] "Girlfriends."

October 29, 2018 20:05 - 1 hour - 156 MB

The ladies take a trip down memory lane, landing in the nostalgia of classic black TV, and fall into a debate over claiming their “Girlfriends” doppelgängers. We discuss FuckBois & Insecure’s season finale, Drake’s appearance on HBO’s “The Shop,” and more!

[Episode 40] "Mirrors."

October 19, 2018 18:36 - 1 hour - 167 MB

When was the last time you took a really good look at yourself? Gia, Scottie, Alysha & Bexx discuss self-reflection and how much they’ve learned about themselves since last episode. Gia reveals a tough career decision she’s recently made, Alysha shares plans for a beautiful surprise, Bexx reveals how hurt has brought her immense growth, and Scottie reflects on the unhappiness surrounding her birthday & digging for her purpose.

[Episode 39] "Ari."

September 13, 2018 16:26 - 1 hour - 78.5 MB

What in the world is happening in pop culture?! From Serena Williams’ reaction to an unfair umpire, to Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s conflict in couture, BlackGirlPod shares how they REALLY feel about all the madness. Plus! singer/songwriter AND the first woman of Dreamville Records, Ari Lennox, joins the group to talk new music, opens up about mental health, and her search for some good D!

[Episode 38] “BlackGirlsRock."

September 06, 2018 15:04 - 1 hour - 166 MB

The ladies of BGP attended BET’s #BlackGirlsRock Awards show and had the time of their life. In this episode, they discuss the inspiration they experienced while being around their she-roes, and discuss a few wins of their own... Especially our girl Scottie Beam. Check out “Black Girls Rock,” Sept. 9 on BET at 8/7c!

[Episode 37] "Complicated."

August 28, 2018 02:10 - 1 hour - 62.4 MB

Can love be fun? Should love be fun? BGP discusses the elements of a romantic relationship after Scottie Beam admits to believing the two cannot co-exist. Also, the ladies reveal the craziest sh*t they’ve ever done for a crush or partner.

[Episode 36] "Essence."

July 23, 2018 13:57 - 1 hour - 128 MB

Alysha, Gia, Sapphira and Bex return from EssenceFest2018 with some surprising reviews of their respective weekends. The ladies discuss self alignment, unexpected moments of personal growth and purpose. A fight between Alysha & Gia to claim a Hollywood heartthrob, finds the ladies debating the integrity of ‘love is love.’ Plus, have you noticed something weird about “Insecure"?

[Episode 35] "Grate-FULL."

July 14, 2018 18:59 - 1 hour - 88.2 MB

Just days after their first live show, the ladies of BGP step into the studio and talk about how surreal #BGPLIVE was and how it affected them individually. They each express their gratitude to their families, friends, listeners and amazing sponsors! They also jump into a quick discussion on B.D.E.