episode 74 - ASMR & U

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In this episode, Sterling and Kortney explore the world of ASMR. Prior to that, an unresearched look back at the show we lost this season and a few that are on their way. Also, new segment alert! And a slew of announcements and upcoming events!

Check out MyFluffyPuffs.com and save 10% when you use the offer code "indoob" until June 30, 2018! 

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Sterling and Kortney recap their adventures in Baltimore, navigating traffic, people, food and power outages whilst also enjoying their first con experience thanks to pop-up con Wicomicon! They discuss people they met (including recent guests) and many friends from Twitter. Brunch to bookstores, panels to parks, B-more really had a lot to offer for these first-time tourists. Special shout outs to Bryant and Gerald at the Days Inn Inner Harbor. The last chunk of this episode is a review, recap and reflection of Avenger's Infinity War... or an attempt at one. There is a spoiler warning, hence why it's at the end.

Learn more about WICOMICON!

This episode was sponsored in part by My Fluffy Puffs and kind Patreon patrons like you!

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The biggest news to rock the blerd community and Sterling and Kortney attempt to make some sort of sense of what happened with the tragedy of Universal FanCon and it's aftermath including the crumbling of BGN (Black Girl Nerds) and it's founder Jamie Broadnax. This fallout is still ongoing, but the community does and will continue to be strong as we support each other through all of this.

A couple articles to learn more about the FanCon fallout can be read here (written by Jazmine Joyner) and here (written by Clarkisha Kent).

episode 71 - vocal fry

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Once again, Sterling's mic is weird. Sorry. Special guest and host of Speak On It Podcast Neysha join Sterling and Kortney for another episode of regular shenanigans. Kortney's favorite movie Jurassic World gets a sequel, where would a tie go on a giraffe's neck, singing in the shower, the greatness that is Bessie Stringfield (and the movie/miniseries we want to see about her life) and what would happen if Beyonce and Lin Manuel Miranda ever met.

There's a promo for a Kickstarter project called Wash Day that at the time of recording was halfway to its goal. At the time of publishing this episode, it's at 108%! Still, support it if you can!

Also pick up our friend Laura Meoli's new book Clarity for Your Creative Career on sale now!

And check out Neysha's podcast Speak On It and follow Neysha and SOI on Twitter.

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DISCLAIMER: Once again, audio issues plague the pod as Sterling attempts a new recording method. Please bear with us, we apologize for the cutting in and out. Also, we learned the odd scratching sound is Kortney's necklace! 

As for the episode itself, special guest Clarkisha Kent joins the pod and talks about the Kent Test she created and if it would be a good idea to put chicken chunks in ice cream. And no, it would not. Our BHF is about Lorraine Hansberry, the first black woman to have her play on Broadway. Later, Sterling recounts fond memories of Toys R Us and how that connects to his last day working for Amazon. Also, do all three have baby faces? Is this a good thing? Find out!

Follow Clarkisha Kent on Twitter! Check out the Kent Test!

episode 69 - ambigram

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Kortney and Sterling flip roles again in this episode. Sterling recaps the Oscars and announces the scores from the Oscar predictions from the last episode. The BHF for this episode is all about Madam CJ Walker. Later, Kortney and Sterling list off their favorite words, whether it's the meaning or just words they like to say out loud but don't get to use very often. What are some of your favorite words? How would you rate them in dollar amounts? 

Check out Sterling on Comics Bolt's NERDSoul Sunday about time travel, a topic he's nerdy about and undoubtedly discuss again on this podcast again...

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This is a preview of the reviews recorded with Sterling's parents shortly after they saw the film, and a segment from the conversation with Candice Frederick, Lauren Warren, Kortney and Sterling from the previous episode. Hear the ENTIRE conversation on patreon.com/indoob where the spoilers will abound, as there are only a few here for the few who have yet to see the film.

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Special guests Candice Frederick and Lauren Warren join Kortney and Sterling to discuss Oscar predictions, dinner movie parties, The Good Place and of course, new Ben & Jerry flavors. (Candilicous and S.C.A.P.E. Goat (or S.C.A.P.E.G.O.A.T.) we hope will be in a freezer near you soon!) Also in a BHF update: Doris Payne is getting a movie made about her starring Tessa Thompson. And Black Panther, anyone? Check the Patreon to hear a roundtable chat from the 4 and a snap judgment from Sterling's parents Donald & Shervie. 

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The Indoob Pod welcomes very special guest April Reign to answer Indoobian questions including bad pizza, movies we were too young to be watching when we saw them, and more! BHF is about a little known engineer (or actress) Viola Davis... and Sterling K. Brown too. April also schools Sterling and Kortney on proper pizza reheating, chocolate for grown folks and some beautiful real-life inspiration and affirmation including how Twitter can change your life and the world. 

We have a question on the pod we didn't have time to answer, but we want to hear from you! Tweet us your answer with #indoobDinnerParty (or leave a comment on this episode) and we'll read them in a future episode as well as more of your #AskIndoob questions which can also be sent to indoobpod@gmail.com

episode 66 - hot dern!

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Parisa Fitz-Henley returns to the pod and discusses the underrated Arrival film with Sterling and Kortney. What TV show do they all love and watch on repeat? What would be their signature pizza? Is the 60's show Julia available to stream anywhere? Would you have a slice of Blocked Artery? All of these questions and a few answers are in this episode.

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