Comedy

“Reclaiming the Shade” is a comedy podcast hosted by friends Ebonie and Brandon. Every week, these two writers get together to act a fool, discuss what’s going on in the world, and throw a little shade.

Episodes

October 10, 2018

Episode 53: Off the Grid

In our most special episode yet, we FINALLY record in the same location. It's been 11 years since we've seen each other, but we were able to meet up at FAMU's homecoming. In this episode, we discuss how fun and exhausting homecoming can be, how much has changed since we were in college, and how we need to be better at planning our celebrations. 

00:0000:00
Play Now

In what was supposed to be a show about positivity, we (i.e., Brandon) had to take it to the gutter. In this episode, we discuss Andrew Gillum's (not-so) surprise win in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary election, job shaming, the Aretha funeral that's probably still going on, and why Issa ain't serious about tacos. Bonus: John is back to help us along with the foolishness. Enjoy!

00:0000:00
Play Now
August 3, 2018

Episode 51: Best Life

We've got a lot to smile about! It's episode 51, and we're trying to live our best lives this summer. Ebonie is chillin on boats. We're both looking forward to quality TV. And LeBron James is out here building a school for people in need. One would say of the three of us, LeBron might be winning the Best Life contest. Give us a listen and enjoy!

00:0000:00
Play Now

Happy July! In this episode, we talk Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson, classic TV shows that don't (and sometimes do) need a reboot, and the FX show "Pose." Beat the heat, chill out with us and dodge those fireworks your neighbors are still shooting. 

00:0000:00
Play Now

Happy June! This episode touches on Roseanne's bull jive and the swift retribution that followed. We also discuss everyone's favorite black woman, Rachel DoleWhateverHerNameIs. We redeem our conversation with our take on love and how Ebonie's heart has been thawed. Brandon is still a work in progress. Enjoy. 

00:0000:00
Play Now

After a nearly two-month break, we have returned. In this episode, we discuss having to cancel so many people within a one-and-a-half-week period and how we're side-eyeing people who defend problematic folks. But we don't stick to the negative; we also talk about the greatness that is Janelle Monae's new album and how "Atlanta" isn't what we expected. 

00:0000:00
Play Now

It's our episode about dating! Our friend John comes back on the show to help us talk online dating, the plight of red-haired white men, and the ballad of tragic Taye Diggs. Enjoy! 

00:0000:00
Play Now

It's our anniversary!! Our show is one year old, and we had to bring our boy John back to help us celebrate. On this week's episode, we discuss the Academy Awards, "Atlanta," and the plight of signing to Bad Boy Records. Also, watch out for Florida Man!

00:0000:00
Play Now

Although it's the beginning of March, we couldn't let 2018 go on without doing a show about how lit this year's Black History Month was. In this episode, we delve into black history as it pertains to the entertainment industry, the projects that came out in February and the projects announced during that month. From Black Panther to Atlanta to Wrinkle in Time (YAY, SADE!), we're excited, to say the least. 

00:0000:00
Play Now
February 23, 2018

Episode 44: Black Panther

It's the episode Brandon has been waiting since last year to record: Black Panther is finally here! In this episode, it's all Wakanda all day. We break down the film and discuss everything from our favorite characters to black pride, the badass women, and socio-political issues in the movie.

00:0000:00
Play Now

Load more