Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468
Mardi Gras and More: 3/8/19
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Deja hosts from New Orleans so she can school Bill on Mardi Gras. Later, they talk sports labor issues post Kaepernick and catch up with former Fellows, Donovan Dooley and Isaiah Smalls.
Latest On Smollett, Kraft & Tristan Thompson: 3/1/19
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Tiffany and Isaiah talk Jussie Smollett, Robert Kraft, and the most googled athlete of 2018, Tristan Thompson. Plus, Bowie State University head football coach, Damon Wilson joins to discuss the NFL Combine and what's next for his quarterback, Amir Hall.
Blacklash Of Blackface: 2/19/19
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Tiffany, Deja, Allana and Bill catch up with Grambling's quadruple double queen, Shakyla Hill. Then they discuss the latest rash of blackface in the news and ways to respond with Howard alum and former Africana Studies Director at the University of New Mexico, Alfred Mathewson.
Saints No Call; The Oscars: 2/1/19
The Fellows are back, and this week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Allana and Isaiah welcome Deja Harrison to the squad. They talk about how Saints fans are coping with that controversial no call, and what's happening with the Oscars.
Dorothy Gilliam, The Washington Post: 1/18/19
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill and Eryn speak with the first black woman reporter at The Washington Post - Dorothy Gilliam. They discuss her new memoir, Super Bowl predictions, and Clemson's visit to the White House.
2018: A Year In Review: 12/28/18
For the last Rhoden Fellows podcast of 2018, Bill, Allana, and Isaiah debate who is the King of R&B. Then Lisa Wilson, Managing Editor at The Athletic and students from Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of Massachusetts join them to pick the top sports and culture stories of the year.
Celebration Bowl & SWAC Commissioner McClelland: 12/21/18
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Janae, Tucker and Bill recap the 4th annual Army Reserve Celebration Bowl and debate whether it should be renamed the Aggie Invitational. Senior sports writer for The Undefeated, Jerry Bembry and SWAC Commissioner McClelland give their take on that controversial two-point conversion and explain how the game can boost HBCU enrollment and moral.
Kareem Hunt; Grown-ish Returns: 12/12/18
This week Bill, Allana and Tucker discuss the NFL's latest debacles with Kareem Hunt and Reuben Foster. They also weigh in on the second season Grown-ish. Spoiler: some of us won't be tuning in.
Football & Superheroes : 12/4/18
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, we talk about football and superheroes. Senior news editor for The Undefeated, John X. Miller joins Janae, Tiffany, Isaiah, and Bill to predict Celebration Bowl match-ups. Then we discuss the upcoming Spider Man film and why Bill thinks he's the weakest super hero.
Jordan McNair: 11/5/18
Bill, Isaiah and Tiffany talk about the tragic death of University of Maryland football player, Jordan McNair, and what HBCU football programs are doing to protect their players. They also discuss the future of college football.
Covering Kanye 101: 10/23/18
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Tiffany, Isaiah and Tucker talk about how to cover Kanye with various HBCU professors. They also speak with author Camille Acker about her debut collection of short stories, Training Schools for Negro Girls.
Kanye West vs. Eric Reid : 10/12/18
Bill, Isaiah, Janae and Zach talk about two of prominent, controversial very different voices in black liberation - Eric Reid and Kanye West
Cosby, Kavanaugh, NBA Scouting: 10/4/18
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Allana and Tiffany break down Cosby and Kavanaugh with University of Wisconsin law student, Jason Meehan. Students at Howard and Xavier University of Louisiana also share their thoughts on both situations. NBA Scout Khalid Green talks about the upcoming season and how he finds players.
Hurricane Florence and Women's Basketball: 9/25/18
Bill, Tiffany and Tucker take a look at Hurricane Florence's impact on HBCUs. Comedian and actor, Seaton Smith talks about Serena and Bill Cosby. Ty Grace, the women's head basketball coach at Howard talks about the WNBA Final and Howard's upcoming season.
Serena's Legacy; Nike Ad: 9/11/18
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Allana, Isaiah and Janae took over to talk about the new Nike Ad and Serena's legacy post US Open. Janae honors Mac Miller and debates the song of the summer.
Serena & Aretha: 9/11/18
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Allana and Zach talk about why there are so few black male players on the professional tennis circuit and do a temperature check on NFL players protests. Tucker heads to the US Open and Isaiah calls in from the Queen of Soul's funeral.
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill welcomed his new cohosts - Janae, Tucker, Allana, Zach, Tiffany, and Isaiah. They shared why they chose to attend HBCUs, and debated whether Spike Lee's new film, BlacKkKlansman is worth seeing.
A New Class; Charlemagne Joins: 8/13/18
Bill says goodbye to the inaugural class of Fellows and welcomes class #2! He also speaks with Charlemagne about controversy and his new book, "Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me."
Zach Lowe : 7/11/18
This week, Isaiah, Miniya and Donovan rate their top 5 entertainers of all time. Bill weighs in with the help of renowned jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis and his son/author, Simeon Marsalis. Bill also speaks with Zach Lowe about his career, Kawhi and the Knicks. The Fellows share World Cup winner predictions.
Views Of the Six; Jason Collins : 7/4/18
Miniya, Donovan and Isaiah give a full review of Drake's new album, Scorpion. (spoiler: Donovan inadvertently starts beef with Pusha T) Then Bill and former NBA player, Jason Collins join them to talk LeBron, and the way the NBA supports LGBTQ players.
Fellow Takeover: 6/28/18
While Bill was covering the NBA Draft in NYC, Donovan, Miniya and Isaiah took over the pod. They discussed draft picks - surprises and let downs and redrafted the 2017 class. (spoiler: Fultz didn't do so well). Then they broke down on the ongoing beef between Drake and Jay Z, and their new albums
The World Cup: 6/22/18
Bill Rhoden speaks with Mark Wright about racism and the World Cup, then the challenges black American athletes face in getting into soccer with Irv Smalls.
Michael Eric Dyson : 6/8/18
Bill Rhoden speaks with CBS local sports writer, Jamal Murphy and author, Michael Eric Dyson about the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death and his impact on the black community. They connect the issues Kennedy grappled with to racial justice conversations happening today, especially regarding outspoken, prominent black athletes. Dyson also weighs on the MJ v. LeBron conversation.
Stephen A. Smith : 5/24/18
Stephen A. Smith joins the podcast and shares why he thinks LeBron will NEVER surpass Jordan. (This debate will never end). Paul "The Truth" Pierce called in to tell us about promoting Bengay's #SoreWinners campaign with Baron Davis, and much more.
This Is America: 5/15/18
Elle Duncan opens up about her career and what would make her rank LeBron over MJ. Then two graduating seniors, Brooklyn McDaniels and Ibrahim Conteh reflect on their college experiences and where they are going next. Spoiler: don't ask them if they're ready for the real world, ask them how they make an impact. Lastly, Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya break down Childish Gambino's latest video, This is America, with help from Clinton Yates' commentary on the video.
The MJ vs LeBron Debate : 5/9/18
On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya discuss Robert Kraft, the Kentucky Derby and more. Plus, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated Kevin Merida weighs in on the NBA playoffs, Kendrick, and the MJ v. LeBron debate. Then international thoroughbred broker, Greg Harbut shares why Derby history is black history.
Fellows At The NFL Draft : 5/2/18
Bill and the Fellows come to us live from the 2018 Draft in Dallas, Texas to follow up on the various prospects from HBCUs and more.
Beychella, Starbucks and the NFL Draft: 4/25/18
It seems like everyone swooned over Beyonce's Coachella performances, but Mama Tina Knowles had to be convinced. Undefeated culture critic, Soraya McDonald tells us why. Are you boycotting Starbucks? Racial justice heavy weight, Rinku Sen shares some alternatives in case you can't let go, and how the coffee chain can do better to address racism and more.
Draft Disparities : 4/19/18
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, we talk NFL and golf. Draft prospect and left tackle, Brandon Parker speaks on disparities in the draft process and proposing to his fiance during a game! You may need a tissue. Then senior writer for The Undefeated, Michael Fletcher explains why we see so few black professional golfers. Spoiler alert -- it's not Tiger's fault.
NBA Predictions With Marc Spears : 4/10/18
NBA playoff season is about to begin, which means we had to have Senior NBA Writer for The Undefeated, Marc Spears on the show. His championship predictions might make you cry. Plus, we asked Martenzie Johnson, Senior Researcher for The Undefeated to break down the problems at HU.
Ending The Madness: 3/23/18
March Madness is over but conversations about Villanova, Notre Dame and their competitors are far from over. Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya talk with Duke basketball beat writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, Jonathan Alexander about Coach Krzyzewski's future with Duke, the pros and cons of recruiting one-and-done players, and what makes a good coach. Also, everyone gave their predictions for men's championship winner, only one person got it right.
Eloquent Rage: 3/23/18
We are in the thick of March Madness and Women's History Month, so we're talking about athletes, activism and anger. Bill Rhoden and guest hosts, Eryn Mathewson and 30 for 30 Podcasts Associate Producer, Taylor Barfield speak with author, Brittany Cooper, about her new book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Super Power. They talk ways black women can turn their anger into action - from Michelle Obama to Venus and Serena.
Pay To Play? : 3/15/18
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill talks with CBS local sports reporter, Jamal Murphy and former professional basketball player Ed O'Bannon about whether college athletes should be paid. They also discuss how O'Bannon took on the NCAA and won.
Influential Athletes: 3/2/18
Black History Month and the Winter Olympics have come to a close, but Bill, Donovan and Isaiah will celebrate black greatness and history whenever they get the chance. This week, they start with the new NFL Network Film, Breaking Ground, about the way HBCU athletes influenced the NFL. Then they touch on the newest NCAA scandal and why some people didn't watch the 2018 Winter Olympics. Spolier alert - Isaiah has never tried curling.
Black Panther : 2/16/18
The Black Panther is getting a lot of attention this week. The new Marvel film is in theaters, and star, Winston Duke shares what it's like to play a villain and be a part of one of the biggest and black film projects in super hero history. Then award-winning director, Stanley Nelson talks about producing a film about the Black Panther party, and how some people confused the two. His current film, Tell Them We Are Rising - about the history and importance of HBCUs in America.
Super Bowl Edition : 2/5/18
In this Super Bowl edition of HBCU 468, Bill, Simone, Isaiah and Donovan discuss the big game - including the halftime show. They debate over Nick Foles' future and whether Carson Wentz still be charged with leading the Eagles. They also hear from Malcolm Jenkins about the Players Coalition and why he decided to stop protesting.
The Black Athlete/ Evelyn Lozada: 2/1/18
Bill, Simone, Donovan and Isaiah discuss the State of the Black Athlete collaboration between ESPN The Mag and The Undefeated. Then Kyla, Miniya and Simone chat with Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada about the upcoming season, her life and more.
Dramatic Moments: 1/24/18
After the Patriots defeated the Jaguars, Bill and the Fellows (Isaiah Smalls, Simone Benson and Donovan Dooley) share their favorite jaw-dropping, game winning moments.They also debate whether Black history month is celebrated differently in predominantly black spaces.
Detroit Love : 12/27/17
Bill Rhoden and Kyla Wright speak with the infamous host of The Breakfast Club, Angela Yee about her career journey and her love for Detroit. Then CBS local sports reporter Jamal Murphy joins the conversation to discuss some of the hottest stories in 2017 - #metoo, LaVar Ball, and Kaepernick.
Celebration Bowl Debrief : 12/22/17
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill and the Fellows debrief about the Celebration Bowl with Senior News Editor, John X. Miller. We break down everything from the players - like Devante Kincaid, Brandon Parker, Lamar Reynard - to the promotion for the event in Atlanta.
Celebration Bowl Preview : 12/15/17
On this week's episode of the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill talks about the upcoming Celebration Bowl in Atlanta with the Bowl's Executive Director, John T. Grant, and North Carolina A&T's Sports Information Director, Brian Holloway. Then he and the Fellows speak with Isaiah Johnson - actor in "Hamilton" and "The Color Purple."
Misconduct & Pledging Social Change: 12/6/17
Bill Rhoden and the Fellows discuss the new rules for avoiding sexual harassment and the NFL's latest proposal to donate money to social justice organizations. Undefeated Senior NFL writer Jason Reid and ESPN NFL Insider Josina Anderson weigh in on the conversation.
The Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 11/22/17
30 for 30 producers Andrew Mambo and Taylor Barfield discuss the UFC documentary, and Basketball Wives star Royce Reed talk stardom and Hollywood sexual assault allegations.
Rhoden Fellows: 11/13/17
Bill Rhoden and The Fellows discuss the 125th Commemorative Classic football game between Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone College. And Kelley Carter talks Blacks in Hollywood
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 11/2/17
This week Bill and The Fellows talk bWorld Series with Pedro Gomez and campus safety with Grambling State University police chief Howard Caviness.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
The Rhoden Fellows share the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, The Fighter Inside.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 10/24/17
The Rhoden Fellows talk about the historic relationship of Homecoming Weekend on HBCU campuses with Howard AD Kery Davis and Ms. Grambling 2017, Jimmitriv Roberson.
HBCU 468: 10/17/17
The Fellows discuss the National Anthem and sporting events with Marine, Ron Terrell, and get advice from Steve Harvey Show digital producer Amber McKynzie on social media.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 10/9/17
Jets linebacker Demario Davis talks to The Fellows about how NFL players are focused on getting out the right message regarding protests, and a recent meeting with owners.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 9/25/17
Cardinals rookie WR Chad Williams from Grambling talks about making an NFL roster and feeling like he belongs, despite not coming from a so-called big-time college program.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 9/19/17
Bill Rhoden talks to James 'Shack' Harris about being a pioneering black quarterback in the NFL. The Fellows also talk to Grambling Athletic Director Paul Bryant about the program's history and whether Historically Black College and University football teams can recapture the glory of their past.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 7/19/17
The Fellows say Boston's Jayson Tatum is the NBA rookie to watch, and they can't believe Kobe Bryant didn't make the Undefeated's 50 Greatest Athletes list, but Tim Duncan did.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 7/14/17
This week on HBCU 468 The Fellows talk to Justin Tinsley about NBA free agency, and Jay Z's 4:44 album. They also spoke to 2012 Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 6/29/17
The Fellows provide their insight into Phil Jackson's failure running the New York Knicks and the impact of Chris Paul going to the Houston Rockets.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 6/23/17
The Fellows talk to Bob Ryan about his 50 years covering the NBA, and Newsday's Kimberly Martin discusses being the only Black female NFL beat writer in the country.
Rhoden Fellows - HBCU 468: 6/16/17
In this week's edition the Fellows talk to Marcus Thompson II about covering the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and his book, "Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry".
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 6/8/17
This week the Rhoden Fellows discuss Black athletes and activism, LeBron's response to the racial epitaph on his property and Tiger Woods recent DUI.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 469: 6/2/17
Recognizing the one-year anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death, ESPN senior writer Tom Junod joined The Fellows and described in detail writing about Ali's last day and funeral.
Rhoden Fellows - HBCU 468: 5/31/17
Mark Jackson breaks down the NBA Finals, claiming LeBron can pass Jordan as the best ever. The Fellows also talked to Tom Junod about his story on, The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 5/25/17
The Fellows talk to Undefeated General Editor Kelley Evans about covering the Grizzlies for the Tri-State Defender in Memphis, and then discuss recent commencement speeches.
Rhoden Fellows - HBCU 468: 5/18/17
James Harden's play against the Spurs has the Fellows discussing his legacy. They also talk to black students at predominantly white colleges about their experience on campus.
Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468: 5/11/17
Stephen A. Smith praised Isaiah Thomas's compelling effort in the playoffs, and explained Kevin Durant's impact on Golden State. He also talked about attending an HBCU.
The Rhoden Fellows - HBCU 468: 5/3/17
Before the Falcons signed Taylor Reynolds as a free agent out of James Madison, he expected to get drafted. Reynolds talks to about the process leading up to the NFL Draft.
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