BlackChat the Podcast

BlackChat launched its third stream of programming in the form of a podcast on January 8th, 2020. BlackChat the Podcast is live and is available on all major podcast streaming services! BlackChat the Podcast is a series of conversations between !Kona and Morgan, interviews with members of the Black community, and a celebration/exploration of being Black in Canada.

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012: Working in the Big House with Parker Johnson BlackChat the Podcast

Buckle up for this second half of the conversation. In this episode, !Kona and Parker bring us into the “big house”, and share their experiences working at the city of Vancouver. This conversation was not an easy one to have, nor was deciding to upload a choice that was made lightly. It is still the season of the reckoning, but we have to be really honest about the precarity these calls to accountability can have on the Black bodies within these institutions. So please, grab a snack, maybe a friend, and join the discussion about legacy, and working for the “big house”. Stay tuned for new episodes every other week with transcriptions coming soon! And be on the lookout for new graphics of old and new episodes! Keep up with us on FB and IG @blackchatvancouver Check out our website http://www.blackchat.ca Support our hustle on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/blackchat
  1. 012: Working in the Big House with Parker Johnson
  2. 011: Reflecting on Asian Hate
  3. 010: Mixed but also Black with Lili Robinson & Ryanna
  4. 009: Horror & Heroes with Barbara Chirinos
  5. 008: with Nya Lewis
  6. 007: Is Rome Burning?
  7. 006: PART ONE – The "Real" Race Card with Desmond Cole
  8. 005: Kinky While Black @ West Coast Bound
  9. 004: Surviving the Apocolypse with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
  10. 003: Sliders and Solidarity

Episode Details

Episode 1: Welcome

Episode 3: Sliders and Solidarity


We are stolen people residing and operating on the stolen ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples. Including but not limited to xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, S’ólh Téméxw, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. It is our foundational belief that Black liberation can not and will not happen without the liberation of Indigenous peoples.