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The Black Techies Podcast

English, Technology, 3 seasons, 96 episodes, 4 days, 1 hour, 30 minutes
Where black culture meets the world of technology. We talk about consumer tech, smartphones, gaming, and a whole host of stuff and how it relates to the black community as a whole...and laugh while doing it. Website: Facebook Page: Facebook Group: Twitter: YouTube: Contact: [email protected]
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84:We're Back! Playing Catch Up

Rumors of our demise were...exaggerated. The TBT crew is back as they catch up on all the tech and entertainment news. Subscribe using your favorite podcast app or YouTube! Join our FB group!
3/2/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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83: Discussing SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

We're back at it again as Herb and Leslie discuss the recent SCOTUS decision regarding affirmative action. Twitter (and soon Threads) @theblacktechies Join our Facebook group:
7/7/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 12 seconds
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82: Will ChatGPT take over the world?

After a hiatus, David and Leslie are back to talk about ChatGPT, why PC games are trash right now, and what would happen if Hogwarts was an HBCU. Twitter: @theblacktechies FB: FB Group: Discord: Patreon:
5/8/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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81: Can Tech Close the Racial Wealth Gap

It's a new year and the gang is back with a new episode. Herb, Leslie, and David rap about the racial wealth gap and how tech can be used to close it. We also talk about our favorite tech stories and pour one out for Google Stadia. Twitter: @theblacktechies
2/10/20231 hour, 30 seconds
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80: Wakanda Forever

The TBT crew talk about Black Panther Wakanda Forever (non-spoiler!!), being verified (or not) on Twitter, and Black Friday hopes and dreams. The Black Techies are going on a break until the New Year, but keep up with us on the socials! Twitter: @theblacktechies Facebook: Patreon:
11/13/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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79: The Twitter Takeover is complete

The TBT Crew is back for the first show of November. What's on the agenda? The completed takeover of Twitter by the Dark Lord Elon, HBCU Homecoming season, and Consumer tech to keep an eye on for the Holidays. Tune in and check us out! #HailWakanda #HBCUDigital #ThisIsHome Follow us! Twitter: @theblacktechies
11/6/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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78: Will the Super Mario Bros. movie be any good?

On the 78th episode of The Black Techies Podcast, the crew discuss the teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie and talk about Google's updated Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch. Follow us @theblacktechies
10/14/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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77: Apple Event, The Queen, & Our Favorite Fighting Games

Apple had their big hardware event where they unveiled the iPhone 14/14 Pro, new AirPods Pro, and new Apple Watches. We talk about ongoing popularity despite quality competition from Google and Samsung. We also talk about Queen Elizabeth's legacy, and nerd out on fighting games.
9/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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76: She-Hulk the Stallion

For episode 76, the crew talk about the growing eSports presence at HBCUs and why people don't like She-Hulk Twitter: @theblacktechies
9/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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75: Do we really want a black Superman?

In this episode, the TBT gang discuss representation in comics and Samsung Unpacked. Shoutout to our friends at AT&T for their support of black culture. Twitter: @theblacktechies FB: Youtube:
8/14/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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74: HBCU eSports and Blerd Stuff

The Techies talk about the impact of eSports in HBCUs and finally talk about blerd comic book movie stuff!  Twitter: @theblacktechies YT: Patreon: Discord:[0]=AT3A8i7QxeLEzISMFJMCV2uLe0aIRIfe5gBj57O4uAHycymIWkkKJg0sqFzVAg0smFjFo4B-b5D8JhvDaw_o7JP_AKlteALP3OMtbQGdpDddKL7tedXEhO5t0Zisx07m7wZSh84KIPIrqcWkHocw2nyMhcWE97r9TpQ
8/7/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
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67 - Playstation Plus, No E3 for You, and the Slap Heard 'Round The World

The Crew is Back for the 67th episode of The Black Techies Podcast! We'll take a look at: 1) Playstation Plus introducing a new pricing structure for their cloud gaming service. 2) E3 getting nixed for 2022, and what it means for gamers and the gaming industry. 3) Will Smith's slap "Heard and Seen around the World". The TBT crew weighs in for regular black folk...LOL BIG Shoutout to the new home of TBT, HBCU Digital Network! Follow the Black Techies Podcast on Twitter, Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook. Wanna see more exclusive content from TBT? Join our Patreon (and our Collective on Facebook) for inside access to more content, promotions, and surprises of all kinds. #HailWakanda #ThisIsHome #HBCUStrong
4/21/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 39 seconds
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Short Black Techie: Why the Steam Deck is literally a game changer

Just Processing is now Short Black Techie...I promise it's my last name change The Steam Deck is finally out and reviews seem to be pretty good for the most part. While this is definitely a first generation product, I think the Steam Deck's promise as a portable PC gaming device cannot be overstated. YouTube: Twitter: @shortblktechie
3/19/20228 minutes, 22 seconds
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66: Sony State of Play and new Apple's new Mac Studio

In this episode, the Black Techies talk about the games they're most excited from Sony's State of Play livestream. They also talk about Apple's crazy powerful Mac Studio and why the price may not be that bad. Twitter: @theblacktechies FB: Website:
3/18/20221 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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65: Tech In The Courtroom

The Black Techies are joined by P. Danielle Nellis, a former assistant district attorney who is running for District Attorney of Nashville, Tennessee. We talk about technology used in the courtroom and how the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed the landscape of our legal system for better or worse. If you want to know more about Danielle's campaign and platform, check out Disclaimer: The Black Techies Podcast and The Black Techies, LLC do not officially endorse political candidates Follow the Black Techies on Twitter: @theblacktechies
3/18/20221 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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64: Console Wars Are Getting Interesting Again

After a long hiatus, The Black Techies are back with some BIG announcements. We will be partnering with HBCU Digital Network to feature our podcast and add a tech side to their coverage of everything HBCU. Of course, there's the big news about the Microsoft buying Activision and Sony buying Bungie. The crew talks about all of these and more! Note: Episode 63 is on our YouTube channel  Follow us! Twitter: @theblacktechies HBCU Digital Website: Twitter: @hbcudigital 
2/6/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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Just Processing: The Future of Xbox

It's ya boy David aka PacketStealer and I'm back with another episode. This time I muse about Microsoft's recent announcement about the future of Xbox and it's implications.  Twitter: @packetstealer YouTube:
6/13/20216 minutes, 12 seconds
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60: Post-Election Discussion

While we're normally not a political podcast, we couldn't avoid talking about the election. Particularly, how social media was used during the election and if there's a possibility of voting over the internet. Twitter: @theblacktechies Facebook:
11/9/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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Just Processing: Are The Console Wars Over?

Each major gaming platform seems to have a different measure of success. If everyone wins, is it really a war?    Twitter: @JustProcessYT   Article:
8/7/202031 minutes, 18 seconds
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Just Processing: How PS5 Beats Xbox Series X

The follow up is here! Xbox has done a great job with revealing their new console, but you can't ignore the tremendous amount of exclusive games in Sony's back pocket.
5/16/20207 minutes, 9 seconds
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Just Processing: How Xbox Series X could beat PS5

The next generation of console gaming is nearly upon us. While PS4 thoroughly dominated the Xbox One, the tide may be turning. Let's find out how Xbox Series X could beat the PS5.   And yes Sony fanboys, I will do a follow up video/podcast about how PS5 could win.   Subscribe to Just Processing on Youtube:  Twitter: @JustProcessYT
5/10/20208 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 23 - Cloud Gaming & New Media

On episode 23, it's a two man show with David and Herb as they discuss cloud gaming and the rise of new media. What is new media? You gotta listen to find out! As always, get all new podcast episodes first by subscribing using your favorite podcast app! Website: Facebook:
8/13/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 22 - Game Like A Girl

On episode 22 we are once again focusing on the women, this time as it pertains to gaming. The Techies are joined by special guest Anesha Berry and we dive into various topics concerning women in gaming. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app! Websites mentioned in the show:
7/23/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 21 - eSports

On this episode of The Black Techies Podcast, we talk about eSports, it's growing influence, and how HBCUs can leverage the popularity of eSports. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
7/17/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 20 - E3 Reactions

Back again with another episode! In episode 20 of The Black Techies podcast we react to the announcements made at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (or just E3). If you're a gamer, you need to check this out! Subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
7/2/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 19 - WWDC 2018 Reactions

On this episode of the Black Techies Podcast, we react to the recent announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app. Website: FB:
6/5/20181 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Episode 18 - Avengers Infinity War

We know, it's basically been a month since the movie came out. That just means that you have no excuses for spoilers! Join us as we talk in depth about the biggest Marvel movie to date. Spoilers abound! Website: FB: Herb's college basketball blog:
5/22/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 17 - Sprint & TMobile Merger and Privacy

After a long hiatus, we're back! New logo and new-ish website! On this episode we talk about the impending merger between Sprint and T-Mobile and whether or not that's a good idea. We also talk about the Facebook scandal with Cambridge Analytica and privacy. Check us out at the new and improved!
5/12/201839 minutes, 30 seconds
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Embracing Technology in the Black Community

The Black Techies had the privilege of discussing the role and importance of technology in the black community with entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and radio & TV Host Michael Taylor. Mr. Taylor interviewed us as part of his Empowerment Seminar in January which discussed various ways to shake off the enduring negative stereotypes about black men. If you want to know more about Michael Taylor and see the rest of the videos in the seminar, please check out his website at
3/11/20181 hour, 54 seconds
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Episode 16 - Black Panther Spoiler Talk Part 2

Part 2 of our Black Panther discussion is all about the ladies of Wakanda! We are fortunate to have three ladies on our panel to discuss the impact and importance of the portrayal of black women on screen.
3/11/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 15 - Black Panther Spoiler Talk Part 1

We finally get a chance to talk about The Black Panther and its' impact on black culture and the community as well as the greater impact worldwide. Spoilers incoming so if you haven't seen the movie, go see it! Subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app and check out our youtube channel and facebook page!
3/11/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 14 - Black Lightning, Apple HomePod, HBCU Innovation

For this episode we talk about another black superhero: Black Lightning. We also talk about the viability of Apple's HomePod and how can our HBCUs innovate in technology education.
2/6/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 13 - Black Panther & Net Neutrality

On this episode, David and Herb talk about Black Panther and how important this movie is to black cinema. We also talk more about net neutrality and why it's important. Subscribe for more episodes and subscribe to the Black Techies youtube channel if you prefer watching our podcasts and other video content!
1/15/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 12 - Randomness

We're back! It's been a while but we haven't forgotten about our listeners! This episode is kind of all over the place. We talk about President Trump getting kicked off Twitter temporarily, cord cutting, black comicbook characters, video games, and more! Subscribe using your favorite podcast app and share! Hit us up on Facebook as well!
11/3/201751 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 11 - iPhone X Reactions

The Techies react to the newly announced iPhone X along with a new 4K HDR Apple TV and Apple Watch Series 3 with 4G LTE. Does Apple have something special or is it too little too late? Share and subscribe!
9/12/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 10 - So About That Google Memo....

This week we talk about new iPhone rumors and of course we had to chop it up about that Google memo that's been going around. Does James Damore raise any good points or is he just anti-diversity? Our discussion might surprise you. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review! Check out Witty: Women in Tech Talk to Yaz! Join Yasmin every week as she chats with female techies about their career, the challenges of the industry, tech news and more. Her guests range from young engineers to top execs; working at the largest tech goliaths to the smallest start ups; hailing from North America to Asia
8/18/201754 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 9 - Retro Gaming & Raspberry Pi

This week we discuss the recent uptick in retro gaming with the NES and SNES Classic as well as using the Raspberry Pi to introduce STEM to young black kids. Share and Subscribe!
7/31/201739 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 8 - Samsung, Apple, and Confederate

For this episode Herb, Dominique, and Tiffany talk about Samsung, Apple, and a new show coming to HBO called Confederate...let's just say there are varying opinions about this show. Herb holds down hosting duties since David had daddy duties. Subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review! Also check out our facebook page at
7/24/201755 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 7 - E3 , Net Neutrality, and a few tangents

We're back! It's been a while I know but we have not forgotten our loyal listeners! Today we are FINALLY talking about our favorite games at E3 and chop it up about net neutrality. We also get into a few tangents about the new Black Panther movie coming next year as well as whether or not to celebrate the 4th of July. Please subscribe using your favorite podcast app and be sure to leave a review on Soundcloud and iTunes! Also tell everybody you know! Check out The Tech Couple on Youtube!
7/16/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 6 - iPhone vs Android

This episode we have a bit of a debate/discussion regarding iPhone and Android. Are Apple's best days behind it? Will Android's open nature be the eventual downfall of Apple? Subscribe to us using your favorite podcast and leave a review! It really helps! Check us out on facebook at
6/5/201747 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 5 - Galaxy S8, Project Scorpio, Surface Laptop

This week it's just me! Your lovable host David! I will talk about a bunch of big tech news from the past month including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Microsoft's Project Scorpio and if it's better than the PS4 Pro, and finally I talk about the newly revealed Surface Laptop. Is it worth getting? Listen and find out! The Black Techies FB page: Galaxy S8: Project Scorpio: Surface Laptop:
5/7/201740 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 4 - Gaming Pt. 2

Welcome to episode 4 of The Black Techies Podcast. This Pt. 2 of our Gaming series. This week we talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda and open world games in general. We also dive into the representation of blacks/women in video games and media and how to increase it. Check out Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan. It is a fantasy action-RPG developed by Cameroonian developer Kiro'o Games. It's one of the only games to be set in Africa and contains many various African cultures as influences in the visual style and lore. Also check out Paint by ShawnDenise on facebook! It is a black owned clothing line exclusively for full figured women. If you like the 8-bit retro music, check out Carf Darko on Youtube and Soundcloud!
4/3/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 3 - Gaming Pt. 1

Welcome to episode 3 of The Black Techies podcast! Today we are talking gaming! We talk about Horizon Zero Dawn and the need for black and female protagonists. We also talk about if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is any good and what the future of console gaming will be. All of the music (with the exception of the ad) was created by Carf Darko. He's done music for the Game Theorists youtube channel and IGN. Please stop by his YouTube channel at and check out his excellent retro style gaming music! If you are or know of any curvy ladies who want to look their best, check out Paint by Shawn Denise. Paint by Shawn Denise is Chic Fashion for the Woman with Curves sizes 6-28. Paint by Shawn Denise helps paint your curves to perfection with exquisite colors and pieces for color blocking affects. Don't miss the release of the 2017 Spring Collections, both Ready to Wear and the Brand new Collection entitled "Tro'Lanta". Both collections release in
3/20/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 2: Mobile World Congress, Nintendo Switch, Cutting The Cord

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Black Techies Podcast! In this episode we are talking Mobile World Congress and Nintendo Switch! Will Nokia make a comeback? Did LG learn from the mistakes of last years G5? Will any of them be able to dethrone Samsung as the Android king? Finally, we chop it up about cutting the cord. We are joined by Herbert Seward who is a graduate of Alabama State University and self proclaimed "subject matter expert" on cutting the cord. You don't want to miss his insight! Please subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app or listen directly from Soundcloud! Check out The Black Techies blog! Check out PIE Technology LLC for all your computer needs!
3/6/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 1 - Rumors, Switch, Blacks/Women in Tech

Welcome to the very first episode of The Black Techies Podcast! In today's episode we discuss iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, and LG G6 rumors, Nintendo Switch, and talk about getting more blacks and women into the technology field. Apologies for any audio issues, we're newbs at this but we continue to learn and grow! This podcast is also available on iTunes and Google Play! Feel free to subscribe using your favorite podcast app and please leave a review so others can find us and enjoy. Lastly, share this with your friends!
2/20/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds