BaeBaltimore

BaeBaltimore

By BaeBaltimore
#BaeBaltimore is a society and culture podcast recorded in a quiet neighborhood in Baltimore. Episodes weekly. Connect with me on IG at baebaltimore.
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The Vast of Night
This episode is long, and I talk about local news, before discussing Amazon Prime’s new movie, “The Vast of Night.”
2:02:50
June 5, 2020
Upload
This episode, I talk a little about the evolution of online dating and my experience with it before discussing Amazon’s “Upload” series.
1:09:01
May 28, 2020
Philly PD Bombing of MOVE
This episode, I fuss about noise pollution in my neighborhood before talking about the May 13, 1985 Philadelphia police bombing of MOVE headquarters on Osage Avenue.
1:24:22
May 21, 2020
Waco
This episode, I talk about what I remover about the incident that took place at Mt. Carmel between the Branch Davidians and the FBI on April 19, 1993.
1:09:10
May 14, 2020
Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered: The Lost Children
On the third anniversary of the show, I reflect on three years of podcasting before taking about a subject that has intrigued me since I was 10 - The Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.
1:26:47
May 7, 2020
Mrs. America
This episode, I talk about how my relationship about feminism has evolved over the years and react to the first four episodes of FX’s “Mrs. America.”
1:44:44
April 30, 2020
Selah and the Spades
This episode, I talk about...a bunch of stuff and then review Netflix’s newly released teen film (that’s right, I’m reviewing a teen film) Selah and the Spades.
59:49
April 23, 2020
Ozark
This episode, I ramble about the coming COVID-19 peak in Baltimore, Real House Wives of Potomac and y’all about the Netflix series “Ozark”
1:37:48
April 16, 2020
How to Fix a Drug Scandal
This episode, I talk about Adele’s divorce. But, then I talk about Netflix’s docuseries “How to Fix a Drug Scandal.” Thanks to everyone, of any age, for listening to my show!
1:28:02
April 9, 2020
Tiger King
This episode, I talk about the real predators in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.” Please note, I y’all about mental and sexual abuse throughout this episode. I don’t go into graphic detail, but I talk about. If that’s not something you want to hear, skip this episode.
1:12:48
April 2, 2020
Fatal Attraction: Baltimore Edition
This episode, I talk about a Baltimore true crime tale of a 20 year old single mother whose life was stolen, and the three men accused of the crime. *WARNING* This episode contain some graphic details of a violent act and intimate partner violence. Listen at your own discretion.
59:22
March 26, 2020
The New Pope
This episode, I talk about a bunch of things including HBO’s “The New Pope”. Be prepared for rambling and lots of spoilers!
1:16:34
March 19, 2020
House of Suh
This episode, I talk about the tragic story of the Suh family whose youngest member is currently serving 100 years in prison for murder. Aspects of this family’s story have been turned into made for TV movies and have been fodder for countless tv and news stories. But, this documentary tells a heartbreaking story of generational trauma and abuse leaving me wanting know more about this ill-fated family.
1:13:40
March 12, 2020
Hunters
This episode, I talk about Amazon’s “Hunters” and the interesting topic of what happened to World War II Nazis that escaped justice.
1:15:18
March 5, 2020
Who Killed Malcolm X?
This episode, I talk about studying Malcolm X the man in college and discuss the circumstances of his assassination on February 21, 1969.
1:00:03
February 27, 2020
Birds of Prey
This episode, I talk about Birds of Prey and try to figure out why people are hating on it.
44:43
February 20, 2020
The Vallow Case
This episode, I hack up a lung while talking about the Oscars and other pop culture stuff before discussion what is known about the Vallow Case. Where are Tylee Ryan and Joshua Vallow?
45:39
February 13, 2020
Octavia Butler’s Dawn
This episode, I talk about the coronovirus and the results of the special election for Maryland’s 7th district before I discuss Octavia Butler’s book “Dawn”.
49:42
February 6, 2020
The Thing About Aaron Hernandez
This episode, I talk a little about Bad Boys 3 before discussing key aspects of Netflix’s miniseries “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”. I have more questions than answers. Warning: while I don’t go into graphic detail, I do discuss violent crimes.
1:09:25
January 30, 2020
The Circle
This episode, I reminisce about early seasons of MTV’s the “Real World” and BET’s “College Hill” while discussing Netflix’s new show “The Circle”.
1:03:37
January 23, 2020
Parasite
This episode, I promptly begin trolling for the Tennessee Titans as I share my thoughts about the critically acclaimed and award-winning film, “Parasite”. *Warning* I SPOIL THE ENTIRE MOVIE.
1:26:27
January 16, 2020
Surviving R. Kelly Season 2
This episode, I talk about the second season of Surviving R. Kelly and the enormous pressure we put on victims to prove their victimhood. *Warning* this episode contains a discussion about violence and violence against women. Please listen at your own discretion.
1:01:38
January 9, 2020
Knives Out
For my first episode of the new year, I review Knives Out. WARNING: I spoil the entire movie. Listen at your own risk.
1:04:04
January 2, 2020
Questions for the 2020s
Happy Hanukkah, merry Christmas and happy Kwanza! This episode, I talk about a Popular Mechanics article and wonder aloud what scientific and technological advances will this next decade bring? Here’s the link to the article. https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/g29961445/2020-look-ahead/
42:22
December 26, 2019
Biggest Pop Culture Moments of the Decade
This episode, I talk about the cultural moments that were the most impactful to me with the help of redbookmag.com.
58:20
December 19, 2019
King Ester
This episode, I talk about hurricane Katrina and a show that has grabbed my attention - King Ester. Go to kingester.com to learn more about the show and to find out where you can watch it.
1:00:19
December 12, 2019
The Irishman
This episode, I talk about Martin Scorsese’s film, “The Irishman”, unions, Jimmy Hoffa and CGI. I ramble a bit and mix up Jack Nicolas (the golfer) with Jack Nicholson (the actor). I also forget Marlon Brando’s name lol. Enjoy.
1:02:26
December 5, 2019
We Can’t Even Rest In Peace
This episode, I talk about the time a fool tried to destroy the private cemetery where my family, and five other Black families, laid their people to rest.
49:31
November 28, 2019
Can A. I. Witness Crimes?
This episode, I rant rant about Ravens, local politics and the NFL before I talk about to murder cases where artificial intelligence is being used as evidence for the prosecution. Here are the links to articles on each case. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-50269667 - https://www.wired.com/story/telltale-heart-fitbit-murder/
1:16:41
November 21, 2019
The Ravens, Harriet & Other Things
This episode, I talk about Baltimore, the Ravens, local politics, and the movie Harriet. Warning: I’m a fickle sports fan. So, let that knowledge guide you as you listen lol.
1:03:37
November 14, 2019
Watchmen
This episode, I talk about rapper T.I.’s bad parenting decision, Whitney Houston’s love affair with her best friend, and HBO’s Watchmen series starring Regina King.
49:15
November 7, 2019
Dr. Sleep
This episode, I discuss Stephen King’s novel, “Dr. Sleep” ahead of the US theatrical release of the film by the same name.
59:11
October 31, 2019
Beloved is a Horror Film
This episode, I share a little sound bite of the Baltimore Marathon and talk about Beloved - a different kind of horror movie.
34:28
October 24, 2019
Tales from the Hood
This episode, I revisit Tales from the Hood, and the social climate the film was made in. #RIPElijahCummings
1:20:12
October 17, 2019
Raising Dion
A spoiler-free review of Netflix’s latest series.
48:10
October 10, 2019
South Side
This episode, I talk about Comedy Central’s “South Side” and the reasons the show brings me joy.
26:36
October 3, 2019
Black Art
This episode, I talk about black art and the artists that bring me joy.
58:53
September 26, 2019
Undone
This episode, I give mostly spoiler-free review of Amazon’s new series “Undone”.
35:17
September 19, 2019
Secrets
This episode, I talk about a secret that I’m still trying to understand today. Side note, I use some language that’s a little outdated in the beginning of this episode. I’m still learning terminology to describe men becoming involved with women who happen to be trans. Bear with me please!!!
45:26
September 12, 2019
Natural Disaster Films
Hollywood is fascinated with natural disasters hitting the US. So was I growing up. This episode, I talk about a few that made an impact on me. Click the link to donate to the National Association of the Bahamas to support those impacted by hurricane Dorian.
51:35
September 5, 2019
The Strange Thing About the Johnsons
A quick review of one of the creepiest short films I’ve ever seen. Warning, I mention (though not in great detail) acts of sexual violence, sexual assault and incest. Listen with caution.
26:12
August 29, 2019
Human Trafficking Along I-95
This episode, I talk about human trafficking from Main to Florida along US highway I-95. Visit https://humantraffickinghotline.org for more statistics in your state and how to get involved with efforts to stop human trafficking in your area. On another note, check out my YouTube page for random videos https://youtu.be/v66YkuJ2I6g
45:56
August 22, 2019
An Ode to Dr. J. Herman Blake
This episode, I talk about my weird Sam from “Dear White People” part of my life and getting to know a professor who continues to impact aspects of my life today. When you’re finished with this episode, head over to YouTube to catch my latest video. https://youtu.be/v66YkuJ2I6g
54:48
August 15, 2019
Russian Doll
This episode, I honor the passing of Toni Morrison before discussing Netflix’s Russian Doll with lots of spoilers. Check out my latest YouTube video here https://youtu.be/UjlJNOujQIs
29:53
August 8, 2019
Colors
This episode, I talk about my visit to our family cemetery as well as my experience dealing with colorism as a child and as an adult. My husband’s loud footsteps on our hardwood floors make an appearance this episode too.
58:38
August 1, 2019
South Korean Zombie Flicks
This episode, I talk about the movie Rampant and Netflix’s Kingdom. I also discuss the worst movie I ever attempted to watch on Netflix.
45:37
July 25, 2019
Skeleton in the Closet
This episode, I talk about episode three of Pose season 2 entitled, “Butterfly/Cocoon” and the curious case of the skeleton found in the closet of a legendary ballroom performer/house mother. Warning, spoilers ahead and graphic descriptions of death. Sit this one out if you’re squeamish. Shout out to #MarshasPlate for their review of episode three and to Diamond for leading me to articles on this case.
57:17
July 18, 2019
Trail of Lightning
This episode, I talk about indigenous tribes in Missouri and coming to terms with white presenting people claiming indigenous culture while giving a spoiler-free review of Rebecca Roanhorse’s supernatural thriller “Trail of Lightning” book one in the “Sixth World” series.
43:59
July 11, 2019
Infamous Baltimore: Sister Myra
In this installment of the “Infamous Baltimore” I explore the untimely murder of the influential Gypsy leader Sister Myra.
29:54
July 4, 2019
Fast Color Movie Review
This episode, I review Fast Color. Please note, spoilers ahead.
1:02:21
June 27, 2019
Juneteenth: Freedom Day
This episode is in honor of Juneteenth and everyone who fought to keep the celebration alive through the years. Be sure to participate in a celebration in your neck of the woods this week. Also, SCLC stands for Southern Christian Leadership Conference. That’ll make sense when you listen to the episode. Enjoy!
39:32
June 19, 2019
Baby Phat Kulture
A Black Twitter pop culture inspired episode. Next week’s episode is devoted to Juneteenth.
46:01
June 13, 2019
When They See Us
This episode, I talk about Ava DuVernay’s new series, “When They See Us” about the now exonerated Central Park Five and the 2012 Ken Burns documentary about the case. I mix up a few names here, but charge it to my brain - not my heart.
49:09
June 6, 2019
Fleabag
This episode, I review seasons one and two of the Amazon Prime show, “Fleabag.” Warning - Spoilers ahead. Also, this episode is a little louder than normal. So sure why, but enjoy!
33:42
May 30, 2019
Twisted Melodies
This episode, I talk about the the one-man traveling play, “Twisted Melodies” which is based on the life of Donnie Hathaway who lived with mental illness.
58:31
May 23, 2019
Fast Color
In this episode, I talk about Black women supernatural superheroes and the upcoming movie “Fast Color.”
52:58
May 16, 2019
Cathy
An episode about former Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh.
55:29
May 9, 2019
Black Summer
This week, I share a quick update about what’s going on with Baltimore City Mayor Cathy Pugh and then review Netflix’s Black Summer
55:53
May 2, 2019
Infamous Baltimore: Joe “Tiny” Metheny
On this installment of the Infamous Baltimore series, I talk about the crimes of Joe Metheny. Warning: this episode contains descriptions of violent acts and murder.
45:45
April 25, 2019
The Emancipation of Wendy
Wendy Williams left Kevin. Hopefully, she stays gone.
58:22
April 18, 2019
The Lion and the Mouse
I’m back on BWWM romance novels, again. I talk about the Healthy Holly scandal for a while and then review book one in “The Lion and Mouse” series by Kenya Wright.
48:33
April 11, 2019
Infamous Baltimore: The Rosewood Girls Scandal
In the first of many “Infamous Baltimore” episodes, I talk about a dark story in the city’s past involving the rich and powerful and the poor and fragile.
47:14
April 4, 2019
I Love “US” Forreal
A spoiler-free conversation about Jordan Peele’s “Us” and the future of horror films. Have a theory about the movie? Send me a message via anchor.fm and I may include your message in an upcoming episode.
42:34
March 28, 2019
Bae’s World Part 3
Current events, another ridiculous dream, and a short story.
35:31
March 21, 2019
Interpreting Dreams
Our dreams mean something. At least I believe mine do.
34:21
March 14, 2019
When I Get Home
Solange swoops in to bring joy at the end of BHM and kicks off WHM right.
22:22
March 7, 2019
As Told By G/D Thyself Pt. 2
Reaction to the Baltimore premiere of Ummah Chroma’s film “As Told By G/D Thyself”
39:33
February 28, 2019
As Told By G/D Thyself Pt. 1
Kamasi Washington is definitely not Thundercat.
25:47
February 21, 2019
Stories from My Parents
This episode, I share some recordings of my parents telling stories - one funny and one sad. Funnily enough, both deal with crime.
24:42
February 14, 2019
Bye, Erykah. Take Care, Hear?
Severing my attachment to Erykah Badu. Warning, I cuss a few times in the episode and I talk about the crimes of Bill Cosby and the alleged crimes of R. Kelly. Not in detail, but I do talk about them. Because they apply.
37:10
February 7, 2019
Red Dirt Witch
A short episode this week about one of my new favorite short stories.
15:49
January 31, 2019
BCity’s MLK Parade
All about the 19th Annual MLK Parade - the highs, the lows and the shenanigans. I actually tried to record live, but that didn’t work out quite like I planned.
31:00
January 24, 2019
Little Us
A discussion of the upcoming films “Little” and “Us” and what 2019 has in store for Black film and TV.
30:46
January 17, 2019
Choose Your Own Adventure TV
An episode all about Black Mirror Bandersnatch (spoiler-free), choose your own adventure books, and the future of choose your own adventure programming. I’m recovering from a cold. Please bear with my nasal-sounding voice.
30:55
January 10, 2019
The Pied-predator
R. Kelly belongs under the jail.
28:21
January 6, 2019
What’s the meaning of all this?
The episode title is from the intro to an OutKast song. Can you guess it by the show’s subject matter?
18:16
January 3, 2019
Questions from the Internet
For the last episode of the year, I answer random questions from the Internet.
32:28
December 27, 2018
2018: A Good Year for Black Film & TV
My top three reasons why 2018 was a great year from Black film and television
37:15
December 20, 2018
Kwanzaa
An episode about the history and practice of Kwanzaa.
18:24
December 13, 2018
80’s Films for Snow Days
I reminisce about some of the eighties films that occupied my time as a kid that would also make excellent snow day movies.
42:09
December 6, 2018
Bae’s World Part 2
An episode about crime and the music business, BCPD, and books.
34:11
November 29, 2018
Bayou Classic Thanksgiving
A quick little episode recorded in New Orleans.
15:46
November 22, 2018
Out of Africa Part 2: Wichita Kansas
Part 2 in the series about the branches on my family tree where I begin to unravel the complicated lines of my dna, debunk a family story and shed light on a family tragedy.
25:41
November 15, 2018
Out of Africa Part 1: Glendora Plantation
Part 1 of a two-part series about my family history. Two teenage ex-slaves build a life together in Louisiana.
17:21
November 8, 2018
New Amerykah
This episode, I reflect on a few closely watched state and congressional races as well as talk about an album that meant alot to me at a crucial point in my life.
36:19
November 1, 2018
Black American Folklore: Scary Stories My Daddy Told Me Pt3
In the final episode in this series, I explore three (really four) Hollywood films whose stories are built on Black Anerican folklore.
30:07
October 25, 2018
Black American Folklore: Scary Stories My Daddy Told Me Pt.2
Part 2 of the series where I discuss Voodoo, Hoodoo, the Great Migration, and Hoodoo references in pop culture.
20:03
October 18, 2018
Black American Folklore: Scary Stories My Daddy Told Me
Part one of a two-part series about Black American folklore.
18:26
October 11, 2018
Social Credit Score
A wild TV episode becomes real-life.
15:09
October 4, 2018
Black College Life on TV
A reflection of three of the most notable black films and tv shows about college life.
56:52
September 27, 2018
Take Care
A PSA for self-care.
32:05
September 20, 2018
Stans
This episode is all about stans and stan culture.
19:42
September 13, 2018
School Hair
In honor of the first week of school, I reminisce about how I wore my hair in school. I also reflect on how the styles were tied to my identity and sense of self expression.
46:35
September 6, 2018
Stunts & Stars of Afropunk 2018
A recap of Afropunk Fest 2018. Some of y’all need a pat on the back. Some of y’all need a nap.
1:00:30
August 30, 2018
BlacKkKlansman & Afropunk
Chatting about Spike Lee’s new movie and gearing up for Afropunk weekend.
17:20
August 23, 2018
ErykahBadoula Appreciation Day
For the love of ErykahBadoula. This is her handle on IG.
11:19
August 16, 2018
BWWM Novels & Afram
Quick chat in a parking lot under I-83 about romance novels and the upcoming Baltimore Afram festival.
19:51
August 9, 2018
Bae’s World
A hodgepodge of topics this week. Kid Fury, romance novels, online fast-fashion and a polarized America.
49:10
August 2, 2018
Frozen Cups
An ode to the simple Baltimore sweet treat that generations of hood kids have enjoyed.
08:21
July 26, 2018
Artscape
The country’s largest free art festival happens every year right here in Baltimore. I’m a touch sick this week, but I take a moment to talk about the festival and my memories of my first Artscape experience.
09:54
July 19, 2018
Addressing LGBTQIA Bias in Greek Life
Episode recorded in a not so quiet neighborhood this week.
23:46
July 12, 2018
Sun Ra Appreciation Day
This episode, I take a moment to celebrate Sun Ra Who some believe was the father of Afrofuturism.
09:41
July 4, 2018
Watch Out for the Big Girl
A fashion episode for the women and girls whose thighs touch.
14:23
June 23, 2018
The Longest Day
June 21 marks the first day of summer. In the northern hemisphere, its also the longest day of the year with the sun's rays visible for roughly 15 hours.
08:20
June 21, 2018
Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the celebration of the liberation of enslaved Black people in the United States.
06:53
June 14, 2018
The Night of the Wretched - Claire's Episode
One of Claire Huxtable’s finest moments.
09:53
June 7, 2018
Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
01:59
May 31, 2018
The Music Issue Playlist
Baltimore has been a hothouse for cultivating hot new artists. In honor of Baltimore Magazine’s May Music Issue and it’s companion playlist of the 50 artists profiled in the issue, im reviewing a few of the songs and artists thst stood out to me. This episode is a bit longer than normal, but it'll be worth it.
24:21
May 28, 2018
Going Greek After College
Despite what we commonly see in the media, you can become a member of a Black Greek-letter organization after college.
08:39
May 24, 2018
Game of Commissioners
Baltimore City is working to hire it’s second Police Commissioner this year, but how many has the city had over the last ten years? Listen to this show via anchor.fm/baebaltimore and leave me a message.
07:45
May 17, 2018
Grace Jones: In Her Own Words P2
A quick review of “Bloodlight and Bami.” Please go see the doc!!!
05:19
May 11, 2018
Grace Jones: In Her Own Words
Grace Jones is legendary. In her new documentary, “Bloodlight and Bami,” we get to hear about her legendary life in her own words. I can’t wait to see it!
08:11
May 10, 2018
It's Complicated
When you think of crime, what comes to mind?
08:15
May 5, 2018
This is BaeBaltimore
My name is Bae and I’m a non-clinical mental health professional living and working in Baltimore City. I moved here from the Midwest about ten years ago and instantly fell in love with the art scene, rich cultural heritage and communities, the food and the city’s quiet coolness. Through BaeBaltimore, I hope to spotlight the beauty that is Baltimore and put some of its ugliness in context. Along the way, I’ll also talk about my favorite reality tv shows, movies, and music festivals across the country. I hope you’ll stick around for the journey.
00:56
May 5, 2018