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The Sunken Place to Wakanda with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

With historic Oscar nominations for Get Out and record-breaking ticket pre-sales for Black Panther, 2018 is shaping up to be a watershed year for mainstream genre pictures that center Black characters. Acclaimed speculative fiction writers and educators Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, who currently offer an online course dedicated to Jordan Peele’s box office phenomenon, join Keith for a frank discussion of both films and their place in American popular culture.

Also, Laura Surikul joins to invite our listeners to the first of several Black Panther Blerd Meetups at the Scum and Villainy Cantina in Los Angeles we are co-sponsoring with Black Girl Nerds, Geeks of Color, and a host of other Nerdy POCs including Fatman on Batman co-host Marc Bernardin!

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