Drapetomaniax: Unshackled History

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Drapetomaniax: Unshackled History
From Dean of Black Twitter, Michael Harriot, comes a Black history podcast like you've never heard before. Using a recipe that includes detailed research, barbershop humor and a little seasoned salt, a parade of cookout-certified celebrity guests helps Michael Harriot serve up a compelling, hilarious and more accurate version of Black history that was conveniently whitewashed from your social studies book.
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The Many Beefs of Ida B. Wells (featuring Georgia Me and Karen Morrow)

3 months 3 weeks ago
Arguably, best investigative journalist of her time, 19th-century trailblazer,  anti lynching champion and a force to be reckoned with. From her days in the Deep South to her fearless exposés, we’re bringing you into the battle rap ring with the one and only Ida B. Wells! Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media This episode features: Emailer 1     Janelle Brown Ida                Georgia Me Special thanks to our voice actors: MC/Dee       Karen Morrow DJ                 Rodrick Morrow Announcer  Janelle Brown Executive Producers       Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer                 Janicia Francis Managing Producer          JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant      Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers                                    Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer                 Toni Paulsen Fact checker                       LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor             Patricia Wangechi Kihoro Theme Song                      Freedom by Pharell Williams Music featured in this episode include: 0s and 1s by Ballpoint Flavor by Ballpoint First to Fall by Toby Tranter Globular by _91nova Outta my Way by APOLLO Goodie Bags by Dylan Sitts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Making Black AF History (featuring Pharrell Williams and John Legend)

4 months ago
In this episode before the season finalé… Join Michael as he goes behind the scenes to meet the people who make the Drapetomaniax: Unshackled History podcast at the cast’s wrap party. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode features: Pharrell Williams John Legend Michael   Michael Harriot Rod          Rod Morrow Noleca    Blu Radway Janicia   Janicia Francis JoAnn    JoAnn DeLuna Patricia  Patricia Wangechi Kihoro Danielle  Danielle Solomon Silas        Charles Jouda Moses     Moses Soyoola Security  Homero Radway Executive Producers  Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer  Janicia Francis Managing Producer  JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator  Homero Radway Production Assistant  Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers  Taylor Le Melle, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer  Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Wangechi Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Music featured on this episode includes: Mint Condition by Margareta, Rain Trap by Majk Jutbo, Head Nod Supreme by Kommodity, Mad For by Nbhd Nick, Please Leave A Message by Harvio, On My Time by King Sis, Bluedreams by Xavy Rusan, Cash Machine by FLYIN, Final Parade by Jon Björk, Dinner in Oaxaca by Guustavv, Stima by Elsaphan Njora Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mary Ellen Pleasant: Black Capitalist (featuring Touré, Diamond Stylz, and Jody Simms)

4 months 1 week ago
Can you name the 19th century Black woman entrepreneur who funded hundreds of Black people to flee from slavery?  Mary Ellen Pleasant reported in 1875 a net worth of 30 million US dollars. Which today would be worth just shy of one billion dollars.  Join the students at Drapetomaniax Agricultural and Technical State University School as they learn all about this self-made millionaire abolitionist. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode features: Professor MX Fa Rizzle               Diamond Black Billionaire Aspirant Guy  Toure City Girl                                          Jody Simms Special thanks to our voice actors: Mary Ellen Pleasant    Leila Gray or LaPorshe Thomas Aunt April                      Ola Ronke Aunt May                       Kim Baum Aunt June                    Allegra White Free person of color  John Etienne Quaker Friend              David Easton Marie Laveau               Sabine Blaizin Bank Teller                   Noleca Radway Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Taylor Le Melle, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer  Toni Paulsen Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Songs featured in this episode include: Wicked Cinema - Cold Case, Hitstreak - Michael Briguglio, Messages and Portraits - O Mio Babbino Caro, come to find out. - Le Melle, Ethos by Johannes Bornlof, Learn to Let Go - Ben Elson, El Baile del Barrio - El Equipo Del Norte, 80’s Horror Movie by DJ Denz The Rooster, and music by Chad Milner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Woman Who Invented Rock & Roll (featuring Lynnée Denise and Reagan Gomez)

4 months 2 weeks ago
Who really invented rock n roll? The facts are clear—it was Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Black queer gospel-influenced rock and roll Beyoncé of the 1930s and ‘40s. Music legends like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash stole her musical style without proper acknowledgement or credit. In a renaissance of sound, celebrity and high drama we salute the legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode features: Lynnée    Lynnée Denise Honey     Reagan Gomez Special thanks to our voice actors: Juju     Noleca Radway Devon     Danielle Solomon Ballroom Commentator  Ronie Rieves Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer  Janicia Francis Managing Producer  JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator  Homero Radway Production Assistant  Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers  Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer   Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Music featured in this episode includes: My Man and I - Sister Rosetta Tharp This Train - Sister Rosetta Tharp Plays Rock Me Growl - Sister Rosetta Tharp Didn’t it Rain - Sister Rosetta Tharp Tall Skinny Papa - Sister Rosetta Tharp Strange Things Happening Every Day Don’t Be Cruel -Elvis Presley Getaway Rock - Elliot Holmes Coconut Rock - Speedy The Spider Almost Like Falling In Love - Kayla NYFW - Blue Steel Vogue - Blue Steel Agents - Alex Dovo Order the book Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters by Lynnée Denise https://utpress.utexas.edu/9781477321188/ For more information about the  book and Lynnée Denise’s recent projects  please visit https://linktr.ee/lynneedenise And for general information about DJ Scholarship visit www.djlynneedenise.com Twitter: @lynneedenise Instagram: @lynneedenise Radio Show The Black Atlantic/Black Fantastic  https://1btn.fm/dj/the-black-atlantic-black-fantastic/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Boley, Oklahoma: A Black Town In The American West (featuring Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tiffany Cross, and OlaRonke Akinmowo)

5 months ago
Have you heard about Boley, Oklahoma - the town that wished a motherfucker would? Boley was a thriving, black town founded by Abigail McCormick who had inherited the land where Boley was founded from her grandfather, a Creek Freedmen. This episode tells the story of how, in 1932, the entire town came together when a gang of white men decided to rob the bank because they thought it’d be easy. But they were in for a big surprise. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media This episode features: Malcolm-Jamal Warner  T.R. Ringe Sheila Thompkins  Tiffany Cross Rashieda   OlaRonke Akinmowo Special thanks to our voice actors: Ruby Jean   Andrea O’Brien Vives Groupchat 1   Jason Vives Groupchat 2   Timil Jones Movie Trailer Voice Guy Homero Radway Robber 2 CC Patterson Geo Wyex Robber 1 George  Roderick Morrow McCormick   Homero Radway Booker T Washington Rodrick Morrow DJ    Carvell Wallace Mainline Operator  Blu Radway Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer Toni Paulsen Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Music featured in this episode include: RnB Vibes by Grigoriy Nuzhny At The Cross by Joyspring The Magnetic Buzz by Spaghetti Dual Cash Out by Nbhd Nick Life of a Cowboy by Mac Taboel Standoff by Nylonia Rogue by Cody Martin The News Tonight by Shimmer Like N Subscribe by Work Brunch Civil War Song- Battle Cry of Freedom  Tumbleweeds by Desert Dive Dodge City by Christian Andersen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

For Us, By Us

5 months 1 week ago
In this special behind the scenes episode, Drapetomaniax producers Gillianne, Janicia and Noleca answer some of our biggest listener questions, and discuss the politics behind making this groundbreaking Black History concept show. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Afeni Shakur On Trial: How To Get Away With Drapetomania (featuring MeLa Machinko)

5 months 2 weeks ago
In the midst of the Black Power movement of the 1960’s, the US government launched a campaign of terror against the Black Panther Party. In 1969, the NYPD raided the homes of multiple members. Twenty-one people (The Panther 21) were arrested, including Afeni Shakur. The young, expectant mother with no formal legal background, decided to act as her own counsel and represent herself during trial. Our very own Negro News Network reports on the astonishing trial of Afeni Shakur. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media This episode features: Afeni Shakur    Mela Machinko Special thanks to our voice actors: Prosecutor    Andrea O’Brien Vives Trudy Black    Patricia Wongeshi Kihoro Baliff     Nasheema Webster Customer    Noleca Radway Advertisment VO   Rodrick Morrow Advertisment Ad-lib   Sioban Anderson Judge     Jason Vives Ralph White    Charles Ouda Drive-Thru Employee  Janicia Francis Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Music featured in this episode include: Presidential by El Flaco Collective  Metal Under Tension by Hampus Naeselius Things that make you go Hmm by Roy Young Slick City Cruising by John Runefelt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robert F. WIlliams and The Kissing Case (featuring Bob the Drag Queen)

5 months 3 weeks ago
Live from the Drapetomaniax Library of Black History, in a special storytime episode, Michael is joined by Bob the Drag Queen to shed light on the harrowing tale of how civil rights leader and founder of the Black Armed Guard, Robert F. Williams, organized his city and galvanized the world to save two innocent children from a twenty-two year prison sentence. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode features: Bob     Bob the Drag Queen  Special thanks to our voice actors: Mrs. Agnes   Andrea O’Brien Vives Keisha           Jude Pijeaux Brianna         Hannan Pijeaux Alex               Moxie Radway Kid 1              August Jervis-Spitzman Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Head Writer Silas Miami Writers  Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon, Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer  Toni Paulsen Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams This episode includes the songs Golden Crates” by Dusty Decks, Built For You” by Wanja Wohoro, Keys to the Castle by Salon Dijon, Vanished” by Wicked Cinema , Birdwatching” by Delbony as well as music by Chad Milner Special thanks to StoryCorps for the audio of James Thompson from a conversation recorded and produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired April 11, 2011 on NPR's Morning Edition and made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Original 33: Why Everybody Ain’t Invited To The Cookout (featuring Roland Martin, Nina Hibbler Webster and Brian Forte)

5 months 4 weeks ago
After the Civil War, so many newly freed African Americans registered to vote that Georgia elected 3 Black state senators and 30 Black state representatives. They were known as The Original 33. Southern white supremacists were so afraid when Black people exercised their right to vote that they started a race war. Representative Henry McNeal Turner aka DJ Freedman hosts this week's show live from the 1868 cookout that led to the Camilla Massacre. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media This episode features: Sen Tunis Campbell    Roland Martin Rep. Henry McNeal Turner   Brian Forte Stacey     Nina Hibbler Webster  Special thanks to our voice actors: Commercial Voice Over  Andrea O’Brien Vives Black Voice 1                     Blu Radway Black Voice 2                    Q Daily Black Voice 3                    Taylor Le Melle Social Media Voice 2       Deborah Beete Social Media Voice 1       Diamond Stylz Essy Mae Davis                Sabrina Harvey Child                                   Ryze Sparkman Ad Libs                              Shalewa Mackal Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer  Janicia Francis Managing Producer  JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator  Homero Radway Production Assistant  Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Head Writer  Silas Miami Writers  Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon, Randolph Terrence Audio Engineer Toni Paulsen Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams The music featured in this episode includes Family and What by Walz Operator by White Drift Get off your feet by Margareta Pico by Jobii Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Onesimus & The Great Vaccine Debate (featuring Damon Young and J-L Cauvin)

6 months ago
In the midst of disease and death in the colonies, an enslaved man named Onesimus introduces America to the smallpox vaccine. But much like today, the concept of a vaccine sparked skepticism, concern, counter protests and rumors that the enslaved were trying to kill off white people. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode featured: Damon Young as Onesimus and J-L Cauvin as Cotton Mather and James Franklin Special thanks to our voice actors Reporter   Andrea O’Brien Vives Slave TicTok1  Moses Soyoola Slave Tick Tok 2  Timil Jones Slave Tick Tok 3   Jason Vives Dr. Kizzmkia Corbett Sabrina Harvey Merritt Ad Lib 1   Avron Roberts Voice    Susan Haynes Voice    Christopher Toppino Voice    Magnolia McKay Ad lib 3   Gillianne Roberts-Atkinson Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Head Writer Silas Miami Writers  Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon Audio Engineer Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams This episode includes the songs “Demasked” and “Epicio” by Kevin servHis , “Thang Thang” by Tina Mina, ‘Tickety Tok’ by The New Fools, ‘Honourable Salute’ by Sage Oursler and music by Chad Milner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What is Drapetomania???

6 months 1 week ago
What is Drapetomania??? In a conversation with writer, comedian Roderick Morrow & Karen Morrow of ‘The Black Guy Who Tips’, Michael defines ‘drapetomania’ and explains how this subversive and comedic history podcast came to be. Together they discuss the importance of telling Black history through an inclusive Black lens and challenge the concept of ‘shame’ in both knowing and not knowing your history. Listen to the full conversation here. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Diaspora Wars Part 2: The FIRST First 48 Investigates (featuring Yvette Nicole Brown and Roderick Morrow)

6 months 2 weeks ago
Last week we heard from the enslaved Louisiana rebels who secretly organized the largest revolt in U.S. history. In this episode Michael enlists the help of Investigator Helena Crane to cut through history's white lies and get to the Black ass truth of the rebellion. They discover how the plan was enacted, who else was there, and why violence was the goal of that bloody German Coast uprising of 1811. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode featured: Helena Crane   Yvette Nicole Brown Gustave    Roderick Morrow Voice of God   Charlemagne tha God Special thanks to our voice actors: First, First 48 Narrator  Homero Radway Fantasia Butler   Venny Linzo Rasheeda    Noleca Radway Raheem    Jason Vives Constable Alex Newton  Jenna Burton Anna Bennett  Andrea O'Brien Vives Operator    JoAnne DeLuna Panicked White Woman  Abby Wambaugh Ad Lib 4    Avron Roberts Executive Producers  Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer   Janicia Francis Managing Producer   JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator  Homero Radway Production Assistant   Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers  Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer Toni Paulsen Fact checker  LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor  Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Includes music from  Rashad Moultrie and Epidemic Sound Songs featured in this episode include: “Beyond All Time”  by Adrian Walter “West”  by Shimmer “Feed Me”  by Leila Gray “Pyromaniac” by Ghost Beatz “Landing” by Godmode - “Dead Forest” by Brian Bolger “Devils Organ” by Jimena Contreras Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Diaspora Wars Part 1: The Multicultural Revolt of 1811 (featuring W. Kamau Bell and Carvell Wallace)

6 months 3 weeks ago
In 1811 after Haiti achieved the most successful slave revolt in history, the French were shook and their former colony of New Orleans was facing its own uprising. On the mainline with Black Heaven, Michael gets to the bottom of how a diverse population of Haitians, West Africans, and generational African-Americans secretly plotted and organized nearly 500 enslaved people to escape and kill their captors. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode featured: Kwaku    W. Kamau Bell Charles Deslondes  Carvell Wallace Special thanks to our voice actors: James Brown  Jason Vives Commercial VO  Andrea O’Brien Vives Kwamina   Qianna Gamory-Pijeaux Mainline Singer  Blu Radway Harry Kenner  Moses Shyola Black Twitter 1/Ad lib 1 Reginald Gardiner Black Twitter 2/Ad lib 2 Dallas Rico Black Twitter 3/Ad lib 3 Particia Kihoro Black Twitter 4  Latoya McFarlane Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer  Ean Herrera Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Patricia Kihoro Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams Includes music from Epidemic Sound Songs featured in this episode include: “Where the Party At”  by John Runefelt “Welcome Party People” by John Runefelt “Limbaka”    by Omri Smadar “Legendary Run”   by River Lume “Terems”    by Amrit Sagie “Wave Art”    by Gal Lev “Buss It”    by Yarin Primak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Was the First African American Part 2 (featuring Brandon Victor Dixon and Angelica Ross)

7 months ago
Last week, Conquistador Juan Garrido helped Michael establish that Africans arrived in America as early as the 1500’s. But who was the first African American? This week we meet explorer Esteban The Moor (aka Black Steve), and a representative for The Collective of enslaved Africans who arrived and resisted. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OtherTone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This episode featured: Spokesperson  Angelica Ross Voice of God  Charlemagne tha God Black Steve   Brandon Victor Dixon Special thanks to our voice actors: Spokesperson  Andrea O’Brien Vives Juan Garrido  Jason Vives Game Show Host  Panama Jackson Red Carpet Host  Noleca Radway Contestant   Danielle Solomon Geraldo   Roderick Morrow Audience Member 1   Gillianne Roberts-Atkinson Audience Member 2 JoAnn Deluna Audience Member 3 Audrey Anderson Native 1   David van Delden Native 2   Dallas Rico Diego Velasquez  Andy Tarradath Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer  Janicia Francis Managing Producer  JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Timmhotep Aku Music Supervisor Patricia Wangechi Kihoro Theme Song Freedom by Pharell Williams This episode features Ninety6 by Black Noi$e, Bottled Drizzy Tears by Suzi Analogue, Sexy  by Vallerie Muthoni and music by Humphrey Dennis, Chad Milner and Rashad Moultrie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Was the First African American Part 1 (featuring Panama Jackson and Charlamagne tha God)

7 months 1 week ago
Africans set foot on “American soil” as early as the 1500’s. But who was the first African American? In this historical game show episode Michael Harriot hears out Conquistador Juan Garrido, Esteban the Moor, and a group of enslaved Africans who found themselves in South Carolina. Thanks to our special guests, Angelica Ross, Brandon Victor Dixon, Panama Jackson and Charlamagne tha God Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OTHERtone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator Homero Radway Production Assistant Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Terrence Sound Engineer Marcelino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Timmhotep Aku Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams This episode features Ninety6 by Black Noi$e, and music by Rashad Moultrie Cast Spokesperson Angelica Ross Black Steve Brandon Victor Dixon Game Show Host Panama Jackson Geraldo Rodrick Morrow Voice of God Charlemagne Tha God Audience Child Glory Radway Juan Garrido Jason Vives Red Carpet Host Noleca Radway Contestant Danielle Solomon Audience Member 1 Gillianne Roberts-Atkinson Audience Member 2 JoAnn DeLuna Audience Member 3 Audrey Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Charley Case: The Original King of Comedy (featuring KevOnStage and Monét X Change)

7 months 2 weeks ago
Humor in live performance has been around since the beginning of time. In the 1800s this kind of entertainment mostly showed up as live theater and minstrel shows filled with skits, costumes, singing, dancing, and yes, blackface. But performer Charley Case dared to do things differently. Without costume or props Charley Case simply stood there telling jokes and funny stories in the repeated cadence of a set-up, filler, and punchline - inventing what we now know as stand-up comedy. Drapetomaniax is created by Michael Harriot in collaboration between OTHERtone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media Executive Producers Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Noleca Radway, and Moses Soyoola Senior Producer Janicia Francis Managing Producer  JoAnn DeLuna Production Coordinator  Homero Radway Production Assistant  Gilianne Roberts-Atkinson Writers Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow, Danielle Solomon and Randolph Sturdivant Audio Engineer Marcellino van Callias Fact checker LaPorsche Thomas Music Supervisor Timmhotep Aku Theme Song  Freedom by Pharell Williams This episode features “A Tale of Paris” - Billy Wiliams “Saxophone Sobs” - Ernie Erdman, Rudy.Wiedoeft, and Pietro Frosini, "The People's Court aka The Big One" - APM Music “AB2YO” - Suzi Analogue Cast: Charlie Case    KevOnStage AI Jo   Monét X Change Vaudeville Announcer Roderick Morrow Boss    Noleca Radway Judge    Andrea O'Brien Vives Announcer 1  Homero Radway Prosecutor   Jason Vives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Outlandish Forest Joe (featuring Roy Wood Jr. and Joy Reid)

7 months 3 weeks ago
EP 1 - The Outlandish Forest Joe featuring Roy Wood Jr. and Joy Reid The concept/definition of Drapetomania is introduced, which is a fictitious disease—devised by Dr. Samuel Adolphus Cartwright—that causes slaves to run away. We learn about Forest Joe, who escapes and gains a legendary reputation for evading capture. Joe creates the first known bullet proof vest. A group of vigilantes is created to hunt him and other escaped slaves, which evolves into modern day police associations. Drapetomaniax is created by me, THE Michael Harriot. Drapetomaniax is a collaboration between OTHERtone, Sony Music Entertainment and Queer Media. This podcast is produced by Noleca Radway and Moses Soyoola with support from Senior Producer Janicia Francis, Managing Producer JoAnn DeLuna and Production Coordinator Homero Radway. Executive producers for this show are Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener. Our team includes Silas Miami, Dallas Rico, Roderick Morrow and Danielle Solomon. Special thanks to voice actors Glory Radway, Andrea O’Brien Vives, Jason Vives, and David Easton. Our sound engineer is Sam Bair. Our fact checker is LaPorsche Thomas. Music supervisor is Timmhotep Aku. The theme song is Freedom by Pharrell Williams. This episode features Knuck If You Buck by Crime Mob, and music by Humphrey Dennis. This episode featured Roy Wood Jr. and Joy Reid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices