Black Nerd Power in A.V Club

Netflix’s Luke Cage brings to light the undeniable power that black nerds have right now. The Black Panther and Luke Cage franchises are in motion, Issa Rae’s and Donald Glover’s new series’ are garnering rave reviews, and we have what some might call the nerdiest and blackest U.S. president in history. All that and a bag of chips makes podcasts like Black Nerd Power as relevant as ever. Recorded in Memphis, BNP features roundtable discussions on what’s happening in comics, films, and television. The defining factor of the show is that it makes nerdiness sound cool as hell. From the moment they introduce themselves, you’ll want to become best friends with co-hosts Ms. Kimber, Markus Seaberry, and Richard Douglas Jones. They ride the high of recently being voted best podcast from the readers of the Memphis Flyer magazine with an episode that’s mostly dedicated to superhero Luke Cage but also dives into a conversation on Moon Girl. The Luke Cage discussion is a nuanced dissection of what’s good and bad about the debut season, with Seaberry saying, “There are moments where it gets a little preachy.”

[Tim Barnes]

Source: A.V. Club