If you’re not familiar with this program, I urge you to visit the Mixed Chicks site. If you find Renegade South’s posts about the history of mixed-race families interesting, you will surely find the “Mixed Chicks” interviews and dialogues fascinating!
Here’s a brief description, followed by a review of the site:
Mixed Chicks Chat is a live weekly podcast about being racially and culturally mixed. Launched by co-hosts Fanshen Cox and Heidi Durrow in 2007, Mixed Chicks Chat addresses different aspects of the Mixed experience each week with guest authors, community leaders, and everyday people who share their own stories. In 2008, Mixed Chicks Chat was voted Best Podcast by the Black Weblog Awards. Mixed Chicks Chat—recorded live every Tuesday at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific—is available as a free download / subscription on iTunes.
You may listen to Mixed Chick Chats by visiting Talkshoe.com
A Review from “Mirror on America”:
The Mixed Chicks “get together to have interesting discussions about issues that impact mixed raced individuals and families…. sometimes focusing on racism and the social awkwardness that comes with being mixed or that comes with being in interracial relationships. They cover everything from racial identity, the use (or misuse) of words, to the absurdities that mixed raced people often face. Sometimes their discussions get deep and uncomfortable (metaphorically, they really strip themselves down sometimes for these discussions)…almost like intellectual/emotional S&M. (That’s what makes the show work). But usually the show is a balance between humor and the uncomfortable. Some of their discussions can be a little edgy or controversial. They leave no doubt that the issue of race in America is still very real.”
I’m honored to have been invited to the show by Fanshen Cox and Heidi Durrow, and excited about my upcoming interview!
Vikki Bynum, Moderator, Renegade South