Strange Fruit: Black Gay Southern Men, Podcast Crossovers, Afro-Puffs & (of course) Paula Deen

This week we’re joined by Linda Golden and Melissa Chipman from the Louisville Not Kentucky podcast! They interviewed us for an upcoming episode of their show, so we invited them to sit in for Juicy Fruit this week.

 

  Speaking of Juicy Fruit, the Paula Deen story was probably this week’s juiciest, especially when you consider the #PaulasBestDishes and #PaulaWontCookIt hashtags that quickly followed.

We also talked about Mayor Fischer’s move to forbid food stamp recipients from using the assistance to buy soft drinks, and an Ohio school’s ban on the vast majority of natural black hairstyles among its students—namely, braids and afro-puffs.

In our feature interview, we catch up with Dr. E. Patrick Johnson, author of Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. He joined us to talk about the work he did on that anthology and the one-man show that followed, and also gave us the tea on his next project, which tells the stories of black gay women in the south. And it’s gonna be called Honey Pot, which we could not love more!

Laura Ellis

Laura is the producer of Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show focusing on race and gender, and produces other news & feature programming.

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