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Local Color
Wednesdays, twice a month

Local Color is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Black artists, business owners, and community leaders in Baltimore City and in the DMV. If you're looking for insightful interviews, heartfelt stories, and sometimes a good laugh, Local Color has you covered.

Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V and is distributed by Your Public Studios.

Latest Episodes
  • Host Jason V. talks with singer, musician, and beatmaker Josh Stokes about his new projects, making meaningful connections with his audience, and gearing up for a feat of strength for any performing artist: going on tour.
  • Paris Brown always had an eye for opportunities, community, and collaboration, and she uses those skills every day as Associate Publisher for The Baltimore Times. She talks about her childhood in New York, her HBCU experience, and the history of The Baltimore Times.
  • Simone Phillips is the founder of Charm City Table, one of Baltimore’s wildly successful food blogs. She talks about the ins and outs of the foodie/blogger industry, her brutally honest take on a business she knows can do better, and why she thinks “unbiased” reviews aren’t her approach to her work.
  • In addition to his work in museum education and preservation, Dr. Cherry is a painter and puppeteer. He talks about his childhood growing up in Washington, D.C., how his love for puppets predates Sesame Street, and the bright future of Baltimore’s arts scene.
  • Twitch streamer and cosplayer Nicki Nanami discusses DMV’s cosplaying scene, the challenges women of color face on Twitch, videogames as family time, and why streamers and influencers are here to stay.