Episodes

Sci-Fi and Spirituality

In this episode, host of the podcast The Sacred Now, Jay Jackson and Episcopal priest, Reverend Rachel Kessler aka @nerdypriest on TikTok, join me as we discuss the different places were faith and science fiction meet. We discuss faiths within sci-fi universes as well as how…More

BIPOC Vampire Day

For the last episode of Black History Month 2022, we end as we begun: Celebrating Black Joy.  We are talking about BIPOC Vampire Day with its founder Jamila aka @BlackBettieCosplay. BIPOC Vampire Day (well, weekend) took place on September 17-19, 2021. For this weekend,…More

Women of Color in Sci-Fi TV (2015 – present)

Since 2015 (and a little bit earlier), there has been a massive increase in the amount of women of color that we see in sci-fi/fantasy media across network, cable and streaming platforms. With this increase in representation (and we can always use more),…More

Critical Race Theory and Education

Critical Race Theory has been the hot topic in the news, on the web and has been the lightning rod phrase used to ban #antiracism , #antioppression and #multicultural books and curriculum in states throughout the United States. These bans have also been model used to limit discussions about…More

Black Fae Day

On May 8, 2021, #BlackFaeDay was the second highest trending topic on Twitter. What is Black Fae Day? It was a day where Black folks from all walks of life and all over the world dressed up in their most joyful and whimsical…More

Inspiration and Philosophy of Interspectional

Summary: In July 2021, I did a panel about my podcast at BlerDCon called “Interspectional: A Black woman-led, sci-fi podcast”. This presentation was a great opportunity to share all that I had learned from doing my podcast over the past year as well…More

Star Trek As Period Drama

Summary: While Star Trek takes place in the future, so many episodes either take place in the past or have a time-period-specific aspect to them. These “bottle episodes” have a tendency to pose complex questions around sociology, psychology and ethics. Focusing on episodes…More

Building Communities in Fandom, part 2

Summary: Part 2 of the season finale, “Building Communities in Fandom” gets real. Jaycee Dubyuh of Gaymer Allied People of Color, Neisha Mulchan of Diversely Geek and Bianca Hernandez-Knight of The Jane Austen Universe and Virtual Jane Con and I get into the…More

Building Communities in Fandom, part 1

Summary: In this episode, I talked to Jaycee Dubyuh of Gaymer Allied People of Color, Neisha Mulchan of Diversely Geek and Bianca Hernandez-Knight of The Jane Austen Universe and Virtual Jane Con about the importance of building community in fandom spaces. Delving into…More

TV Writers Advocating for Authentic Stories

Summary: Whenever we see something problematic or insensitive on our TV screens or streaming shows, we often ask, “Who wrote this? Who was in the room??” In this episode, I talk to three TV writers who are not only in the room, but…More

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