Proving all podcasts “podfade” are not gone forever, the Black culture series For Colored Nerds is returning to production after a four-year hiatus. Hosts Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse have signed with Stitcher to revive their podcast that uses a mix of conversation, guest interviews and archival media to take a deep-dive into an aspect of Black culture that’s ripe for dissection.
“Launching For Colored Nerds seven years ago quite literally changed our lives,” said Luse. “Making the show deepened our friendship, but it also connected us to a beloved constellation of listeners around the world, as well as a podcasting community that has given us so much over the years. I couldn’t be more excited to come back to audio with the encouragement of our team at Stitcher, who respect our vision and independence so fiercely.”
The show, which was previously independent, launched in Eddings’ living room in 2014 with a Google Doc and a borrowed mic, he recalls. Now it will tap into SXM Media for advertising sales as part of its new arrangement with Stitcher. “As we make our return to podcasting, words can’t express how happy I am that we are bringing back For Colored Nerds and that we get to make it on our terms with incredible support from Stitcher,” said Eddings.
One reason for the years away from podcasting was Eddings and Luse produced the steaming video show The Nod. But that came to an end last October when the Quibi video app went dark.
“Brittany and Eric are such a joy to listen to and to work with, and I could not be happier to be supporting them again,” said Peter Clowney, VP of Content at Stitcher. “We’re committed to making SiriusXM the best place in podcasting for creators, and deals like this are how we get there,” he said in the announcement.
New episodes of the For Colored Nerds podcast are expected to premiere later this year.