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

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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December 1, 2017

Episode 36: Happy Holidays

It's time to talk holidays. Be it Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, the time is ripe for holiday celebrations. We discuss the highs and lows of the winter holiday season and things we have no time for during this time of year. Spoiler alert, we should probably apologize to Kwanzaa and India.Arie--but we won't. 

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November 17, 2017

Episode 35: Unpopular Opinions

In what is probably our most controversial episode yet, we share our unpopular opinions. We discuss people, places and things everyone else seems to love except us, be it certain brands of alcohol; Cracker Barrel, a beloved, but terrible, southern chain restaurant; or "My Black Is Beautiful," an uplifting but corny music video. We also discover who Lil Uzi Vert is. Enjoy!

 

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In the wake of current scandals, we take a look at problematic celebrities. We talk current events and then take a walk down problematic celebrity history lane. From Dr. Dre and his domestic abuse allegations to Brandy beefing with literally everone in her path and Whoopi OK'ing Ted Danson showing up in blackface. So have a listen and see if some of your faves are problematic. Also, WHOOPI, WHAT ARE YOU DOING???

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November 3, 2017

Episode 33: Learn from This

This episode, we discuss the career fumbles of Chrisette Michele and Tina Campbell. Also, we discuss Ebonie's amazing comedy show experience and Brandon's immense jealousy. And, because we recorded on Halloween night, there's some candy foolery thrown in as well. Enjoy!

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