Episodes

E 13. David McAtee’s BBQ

On June 1, 2020 David McAtee was shot and killed by the National Guard in the West End neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. Moments before his death, he can be seen on video checking his BBQ. Kelly and Darryl cover the McAtee’s life, the events leading to his death, and the aftermath a year later. We […]

E11&12. Filipino Invasion

In Part 1, we talk with our friend Camille about immigrating to the U.S. as a child. She reminisces about some of her favorite foods and the meals she now makes with her family. Camille discusses the joy and struggles her family had living first in California and then Kentucky. She was also kind enough […]

Just Gravy 6: Q&A with Darryl and Kelly

Want to get to know us? Then listen up! We took a break from our usual conversation about history, race, and food to talk about ourselves (and food). Join us as we discuss how we became friends, what we like about each other, and what food has scarred us for life. Thank you all for […]

Drink Faygo!: An Episode 4 Re-Recording of Coca-Cola

With Coca-Cola back in the news (Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course on Georgia Voting Law, Stating ‘Crystal Clear’ Opposition ) we decided to revisit our series on Coca-Cola. We discuss Georgia’s recent voting legislation, the issues with Coke’s most recent statement (Statement From James Quincey), and re-visit our script from episode 4 regarding the 2000 […]

Just Gravy 5: Polio, Pepperoni, and Pizza Rat

The United States suffered its first polio epidemic in 1894, and it wouldn’t be until the 1950s that scientists could actually see the virus with a microscope and develop a vaccine. It was originally theorized that Black and Brown people did not suffer from the virus despite statistical evidence of outbreaks in Chicago and Maryland. […]

E9&10. Fannie Lou Hamer in 2 Parts

In our 2 part series on Fannie Lou Hamer, we examine her life and accomplishments through the lens of farming and food justice. Part 1 takes a look at Hamer’s early childhood in Mississippi including her polio diagnosis, working as a sharecropper, and her academic achievements. We set the scene for Mississippi and the U.S. […]

E8. Black n’ Cheese

Mac n’ Cheese is an all time favorite of ours, but Kelly did not realize that Darryl didn’t grow up with it as an “everyday food” until we recorded this episode. We investigate how Black culture made this food a special occasion dish and perfected it in a way that made it exceptional enough to […]

E7. Dieting While Black Part 2

In Part 2 of Dieting While Black, Kelly and Darryl get into their own personal experiences dealing with body image and fat phobia. They review the history of fat phobia, race, and the long practice of “othering”. Myths about diets are revealed and they evaluate health (and lack of care) as another system that has […]

E6. Dieting While Black Part 1

We’re back in the New Year and we’re here to talk about dieting. Darryl and Kelly discuss their own experience with diets, the bold choice to take up space, and the different ways it affects men and women. We also got the chance to talk with our friend Leslie Cuyjet a Louisville KY native and […]

Just Gravy 3: Waldorf vs. Watergate

We posted our holiday episode last week, and if you haven’t had the chance over this busy week to listen to it (just like it took us a week to post it here on the blog), then you can check it out now. Darryl and Kelly got together to discuss some of their weird family […]



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