From pop culture to politics to outer space—there are a ton of smart, enjoyable podcasts out there featuring a bevy of brilliant Black folks.

Below are just a few that may or may not be on your radar. What are your favorite podcasts?

RIP to Reggie Ossé aka Combat Jack, the creator of one of the best  and most influential hip hop podcasts ever made.

5Tea with Queen and J

Tea with Queen and J
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If you’re into womanism, pop culture, and politics with a big fat dose of New York swag, Tea with Queen and J is just for you. These two women are as funny as they are brilliant, so be prepared for their quick wit and thoughtful analysis. Their episode by episode recap and critique of the She’s Gotta Have It Netflix series is one for the books.