The Dungeons ‘n’ Durags Podcast

Now available on a podcatcher near you, the Dungeons ‘n’ Durags podcast—previously part of the (now defunct) Ebony Covering Black America Podcast Network—is a story-driven, narrative-style show in the vein of podcasts like Radiolab, 99% Invisible, and Reply All. “Dungeons ‘n’ Durags” author Ron Dawson co-hosts this funny and provocative show about pop culture, politics, faith, and following Ron’s journey into blackness. It’s hilarious and heart-warming, and a must-listen. Join the DnD email list to stay updated on new developments with the show.

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Show description

Ron has lived his entire adult life as a black man in a white world. In 2016, he had both a crisis of his Christian faith as well as a racial identity crisis (you can guess why). Since then, he’s been on a journey to reconnect with his blackness in a way he never has before.  Joining him will be his Black BFFs and the “Bow & Dre” to his “Junior,” JD and Yolanda T. Cochran. Every other week they discuss issues of race and religion, politics, and pop culture. Shade will be thrown. Jokes will be made. And provocative conversations will be had. He’s just one nerdy Oreo tryna become a double-fudge brownie y’all. So go easy on a brutha.

Fave Episodes: Season 1

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

The Co-hosts

JD Cochran, Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

JD graduated from theater arts and cinema from the University of Southern California. After stints in the “9 to 5” with media-related companies focused on story development software and also the early days of internet-based media promo and distribution, JD has had a hand in either writing or directing or producing (or some combination thereof) a number of independent shorts and features, in addition to editing others.

Yolanda T. Cochran, Producer/Production Executive

Yolanda’s spent over 20 years in the business producing directly and overseeing feature as well as television content in her capacity in house and/or consulting at Alcon Entertainment, Disney, Netflix, and Viacom in addition to independently writing and producing. Yolanda’s a member of the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild, the Executive Committee of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and a member of the Television Academy.

Yolanda, JD, and Ron (photo by Irina Logra)

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