Basic Brown Nerds

Basic Brown Nerds

By Basic Brown Nerds
We’re shaping our narratives ‘cause we are tired of being a model minority. We wanna brunch & build empires. Each episode we’re breaking down identity, society, unlearning & getting real one conversation at time.

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Ep. 1 Our Generational Tasks
We sit down with Vero, a clinical psychology therapist, and discuss mental health as it relates to being Latinx. How we can reconnect with our indigenous ways while also taking care of our wellbeing and leaning into new identities as a diasporic generation. We discuss on generational missions. How we have a different task from our families, our grandparents, and ancestors. As well as learning to embrace our traditions and culture while also setting boundaries to be able to prosper here in the USA.  This episode is sponsored by Sololi Shop. A family owned Mexican artisan shop creating Colorful Boho merchandise. https://sololishop.com/collections  
51:13
April 11, 2019
Teaser: Mercadito Navideño empowering communities!
BAM! Surprise - WE BACK - briefly to tell you about Mercadito Navideno : WHY WE WANT YOU TO SHOP CONSCIOUSLY this season! If you’re in Poughkeepsie, New York December 10th, 2018 10AM - 5PM come to Mercadito Navideño. http://bit.ly/MercaditoNavideno come shop from dope Vendors and enjoy FREE Yoga, Poetry Readings (Spoiler alert The_Next_Heminguey), Open Mic, and Workshops to create community in the Hudson Valley! We’re chatting with Susie from Latinx Project that Joy from Poderx Media has teamed up with.We are talking about WHY we want you to #ShopLatinx to #ShopSmallBiz this holiday season. WHY we’re doing this in Poughkeepsie, NY and not NYC We want our communities to view themselves as makers & creators BUT also be FINANCIALLY empowered. To make an impact in our communities BUY from our communities this Holiday season - but even more so to remind others in their suburban + rural communities to BRING and CREATE opportunities in your own communities. We hope you’re inspired to GO AND DO THE THING!
17:32
December 12, 2018
Ep.14 End Of Season 1
Joy and Grecia wrap up season one of the podcast. They talk about their summer and their upcoming plans. You can keep up with them during their break by following them on Instagram @parttimeexploradora and the @the_next_hemingüey
46:58
August 23, 2018
Ep. 13 Danyeli
This week Joy and Grecia talk with Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe. Danyeli (IG: afrodomincanxthings) is a Bronx-based Dominican poet that writes about growing up afro-latinx, Dominican, undocummented, and avoiding dusty men. We discuss her move to LA, she warns us about Dominican men, and gives us the wisest "Take Out the Trash" segment ever.
45:39
July 19, 2018
Ep. 12 Niko
This week Joy and Grecia talk with their friend NIko. Niko is Basic Brown Nerd that likes to dissect chisme intellectually while drinking mate or pumpkin spice lattes. They talk about World Cup and Mexican fans burning the Salvadoran flag, bad sex, and church retreats.
58:49
July 5, 2018
Ep. 11 Listeners' Episode P2
We pick up right where we left off and finish answering listener questions while being a little too "happy" . . . oops! We're answering a bit more about our dating history, what being a white ally means, the "extra" woke people, navigating academia, and learning a bit more about each other. We have some exciting news coming up, be the first to know joining the newsletter http://bit.ly/BasicBrownNerdsNewsletter You can follow along on our website for more in-depth notes http://basicbrownnerds.com and as always follow us on instagram https://instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
32:44
June 27, 2018
Ep. 10 Listeners' Episode P1
This is our listener episode. We briefly talk about Anthony Bourdain and then answer some of your questions! Look out for Part 2 for the rest! You can follow along on our website for more in-depth notes basicbrownnerds.com we also have some exciting news coming so make sure to sign up to our newsletter bit.ly/BasicBrownNerdsNewsletter And follow us on instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
44:39
June 18, 2018
Ep. 9 "Man's Perspective"
This week, we address the men that keep asking us to give the man's perspective. We also talk Royal Wedding, why we do what we want, and we drop a lot of F-Bombs in the process.
37:13
May 31, 2018
Ep. 8: Meet Monica - A Professional Hypewoman
This week we chat with the amazing hype woman Monica. We talk dancing, Men Are Trash/ Women Are Trash Too stories, and how we all became friends. So who is Monica? Monica (she/her/hers) is an undocumented DACA recipient and works as a social worker in Sacramento, CA. She loves to travel and write/rant about social justice on and off social media. Our brown girl friendship began off of Instagram, or as we call it the tinder for friends where you can use the internet to find your tribe. While she was visiting she took NYC by storm! Bringing her #FridayDanceParty and letting us join in on the streets of NYC doing the #MonicaChallenge. She is what I like to call a professional hype woman. Always there to hype up and supports latinx creators on and off the ‘gram. She doesn’t just post online talking about human rights but goes out and does the work. In addition to her day job, she is a published writer and self-identified Femme Pansona. Listen in on this amazing human’s story, how our
41:56
May 17, 2018
Ep.7 - Setting Boundaries
This week we talk boundaries! Boundaries are a form of self-care. We talk about how to set them with strangers, friends, and even our families. Even how we navigate this growing up in a latinx family. It's so important to communicate our boundaries in relationships. We're also saying NO! to the Tias and Fam that shames us on our weight and everything that it behind that. To quote our fav CardiB "Let me Fat in Peace" Some added content, we're talking about why CardiB's pregnancy makes people uncomfortable, cause we always talk about how revolutionary she is! read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/ep-7-setting-boundaries/ And follow us on instagram http://instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
42:08
May 2, 2018
Ep.6 Mental Health Check - In
This week Joy and Grecia have a Mental Health Check-In. They discuss some of their coping mechanisms, being aware of their symptoms, and how they're trying to get their lives together. read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/ep-6-mental-health-check-in/ And follow us on instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
44:38
April 18, 2018
Ep.5 - Mimosa Rant
This week Joy and Grecia talk about traditions, religions, quinciañeras, some Latinx history all while drinking some mimosas. read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/ep-5-mimosa-rant/ And follow us on instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
39:34
April 4, 2018
Ep.4 - ¿Y El Novio?
This episode is for everyone that has ever had to hear the phrase "¿Y el novio?" This week Joy and Grecia talk about being single, Latina, and career oriented and how their families have reacted to this through the years. Joy starts a new segment called Taking Out the Trash. read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/ep-4-y-el-novio/ And follow us on instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
40:19
March 21, 2018
Ep. 3-Latinx NYC MeetUp/ Latin History for Morons
This week, Joy and Grecia talk about the Latinx NYC Meetup and disrupting the spaces on Broadway and Brunch. Along with their thoughts on John Leguizamo's one-manshow "Latin History for Morons."  Touching about African erasure & homophobia in Latinx history and teaser to Juana Inez de La Cruz on Netflix. And what is peak wokeness? Are we ever woke enough? And how do we stop ourselves from being the woke-police (cause they really don't wanna be the woke-police). Oh and Fangirling to LatinosWhoLunch Podcast that created spaces for Latinx and inspired us to start!!!! Link to required reading/ books mentioned for Latin History for Morons Shout out to everyone involved! Susie from Latinx Project David from Techqueria  See more from the event & pictures on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/ep3-latinx-meetup-review/ And follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/basicbrownnerds Sponsors for our Swag Back! Latinx Project Alas Travel  Su_Ella Shop_Destruya
38:23
March 7, 2018
Ep. 2 - Men Are Trash
Joy and Grecia make their argument of why men are trash, how to rise above and be the compost of the man world, and they discuss their experiences with trash men and not so trash men. *Warning: May not be suited for fragile men egos. read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/episode-2-men-are-trash/ And follow us on Instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
30:07
February 21, 2018
Ep. 1 - Let's Talk about Mental Health
In Episode 1, Joy and Grecia talk seasonal depression, anxiety, and the taboos of mental health issues in the latinx community. read more on our website http://basicbrownnerds.com/episode-1-lets-talk-about-mental-health/ And follow us on Instagram instagram.com/basicbrownnerds
29:02
February 7, 2018
Ep. 0 - Welcome to Basic Brown Nerds!
Welcome to Basic Brown Nerds hosted by Grecia from @the_next_heminguey and Joy from @PartTimeExploradora introducing themselves and what the podcast will be about. We're excited to get to know you all and deconstructing identity, talking current events, and the intersections of being a latina in suburbia in biweekly episodes. In Episode 0, we introduce who we are and talk about why we are Basic Brown Nerds and what we want to talk about! In this episode, we talk about how we met, DACA, growing up undocumented, immigration, the surprising effects the Trump phenomena having on our generation, rising up as people of color, nerdy latinx, CardiB, and of course our brunch addiction in suburbia. Here we are disrupting spaces, so feel free to shoot us over questions at basicbrownnerds@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/basicbrownnerds/ Thanks for your support! Stay up to date by visiting our website http://BasicBrownNerds.com
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January 31, 2018
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