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

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! 

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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February 9, 2018

Episode 43: Welcome Back

For the first time in Reclaiming the Shade history, Ebonie and Brandon are recording an episode while in the same state! In this episode, we discuss Ebonie's move to Florida and her interesting experiences finding a place to live. We also talk about the big game and why Prince is sending purple doves to haunt Justin Timberlake. 

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It's a classic case of "important message, wrong messenger." In this week's episode, we look at Mo'Nique and her fight for equal pay. We also discuss the allegations against Aziz Ansari, flu season, and Kim and Kanye's new baby name. Life tip: don't name your kid Precious or Princess!

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January 19, 2018

Episode 41: Locks and Loaded

We've had it planned for months, and finally, we've done an episode about black hair. In this episode, we discuss styles, maintenance and how enraged Brandon can get if a barber or stylist flakes on a hair appointment. Also, Ebonie is shockingly against getting booed up with a man who has locs. 

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January 12, 2018

Episode 40: New Year, New Me

We're back for our first episode of 2018! In this episode, we discuss current events ranging from Oprah's recent Golden Globes speech to problematic hoodies and y'all's president (because he's not ours). Things were all upbeat until we had to make things a bit dark in the end. But put us on at work, home or wherever you are, and enjoy!

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December 22, 2017

Episode 39: Year in Review

It's our last episode of the year! We've (almost) made it to the end of 2017. And good riddance. This episode, we talk about how we felt about 2017 and what we're looking forward to in 2018.

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December 15, 2017

Episode 38: Tainted Snow

We're back! This episode we follow the Alabama senate election as the votes were tallied. We also discuss how cold it's getting and Ebonie's refusal to acknowledge Brandon's Florida winter struggles. Put us on at work or at the house and enjoy ... and then go watch Coco!

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