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The Chocolate Auntie Podcast

The Chocolate Auntie Podcast

By Shewanda Riley
This multi episode podcast series will focus on engaging conversation as we explore pop culture, literature, film, and current events through the lens of the contemporary African American aunt. For example, some women embrace being an aunt and others consider it an insult. We’ll talk about the good, the better and best part of our lives as aunts and seeing the world through auntie-colored glasses.
Chocolate Auntie Podcast: Lessons from The Woman King
This episode features Auntie Wanda discussing intersections of sisterhood and strength in the box office hit The Woman King.
30:20
October 03, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast -Interview with best selling author Michelle Stimpson (part 2)
This episode concludes our conversation with author Michelle Stimpson about using aunts as characters in her books as well as her personal experiences as a niece and an aunt. 
27:30
August 29, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Interview with best selling author Michelle Stimpson
This episode is part 1 of a 2 part interview featuring Essence best-selling author Michelle Stimpson. We discuss how her aunts influenced her writing as her personal life.     We also discuss how she used aunts as important characters in her ground-breaking Christian fiction novel Divas of Damascus Road.
29:48
August 22, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast Tia Lisette
This episode features a discussion with Dr. Lisette Blanco-Cerda about her experiences as an aunt from the Latino/Chicano perspective. She shares compelling details about her relationship with her nephew and how she was influenced by her "Tias" growing up.  
30:28
August 15, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Interview with journalist Cheryl Smith (part 2)
This is part 2 of a conversation with National Association of Black Journalist Hall of Fame inductee Cheryl Smith.  In this episode we explores the importance of having a strong support system as a custodial aunt and the legacy she has created with her nieces and nephew. 
34:41
August 08, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Interview with journalist Cheryl Smith
This episode is an intriguing  conversation with publisher, veteran journalist and National Association of Black Journalist Hall of Fame Inductee Cheryl Smith.   In this episode, Cheryl describes her experiences as a custodial aunt to her nieces and nephew and how being an aunt impacted her personally and professionally.  This episode is part one of a two part series.   
34:22
August 01, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Episode 3 (Guest Aunt 'Nora)
The episode is an interview I did with my Aunt 'Nora about her experiences as an aunt and how  she influenced my aunting lifestyle. 
14:26
July 25, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Episode 2: Black TV Aunts and Why we love them
This episode explores the vibrant legacy of Black Aunts from television shows of the last 50 years. 
31:38
July 18, 2022
Chocolate Auntie Podcast Episode 1 - Who You Calling Auntie?
This episode explores whether called auntie is a slur or a title of honor.
29:46
July 11, 2022
The Chocolate Auntie Podcast - Preview Episode
This provides a brief overview of the Chocolate Auntie Podcast series.
01:56
July 09, 2022