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The Spin is a weekly one hour pioneering podcast featuring women of color talking policy, social justice, race, sex, gender, power, love. Each week, Esther Armah is joined by two women from the worlds of academia, art, activism and journalism to bring a fresh perspective, lens and context to major issues.

ON AIR

The Spin is on air internationally via radio stations in Accra, London, New York and across the United States.

 

LONDON

ABN UK RADIO – Saturday 8am

 

ACCRA

STARR FM 103.5 RADIO – Sunday 9pm

 

NEW YORK

WBAI 99.5FM – Wednesday 5am

and across the United States

TEXAS, PRAIRIE – KPVU  Sunday 2.40pm

ARIZONA, PHOENIX - Radio Phoeni x Sunda y 10am

SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE – WXMP on Sundays 3pm & Sundays 9pm

NEW JERSEY, TRENTON – WWFM Wednesday 11am

NORTH CAROLINA , GREENSBORO – WNAA Thursday 10am

IOWA, DAVENPORT – KALA Saturday 6pm

NORTH CAROLINA, HUNTSVILLE – WJAB Sunday 1.35pm

MISSISSIPPI, ITTA BENNA – WVSD Tuesday 3pm

GEORGIA, SAVANNAH – WHCJ Friday 2pm

MASSACHUSETTES – Valley Radio Monday 9am

PODCAST

Listen to THE SPIN as a podcast via our SOUNDCLOUD page.

https://soundcloud.com/thespin1

CONTRIBUTORS

The Spin’s contributors come from the worlds of academia, activism, art and journalism. They are women of color from all over the world. They are African American, Ghanaian, Ugandan, Puerto Rican, Indian American.

 

The contributors are:-

 

Nana Akosua Hanson – Ghanaian. Founding Director, Let’s Talk Consent & Drama QueensGH

Kathleen Addy– Ghanaian. Good Governance activist

Juliet Asante – Ghanaian. Film-maker & Creator of Black Star International Film Festival

Beverley Nambozo – Ugandan. Poet, Artist, Creator of Babishai Poetry Festival

Hannah Azieb Pool – Eritrean-British. Curator, Author, Journalist

AshaBandele – African American. Author, Assistant Communications Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Lynnee Denise – African American. A DJ Scholar who creates Entertainment with a Thesis

Elle Hearns – African American.Executive Producer of the Marsha P Johnson Institute;

Dream Hampton – award winning film-maker & New York Times best-selling author and writer;

Professor Anthea Butler - Scholar;

Dr. YabaBlay. Ghanaian-American - scholar, producer, publisher, author;

Staceyann Chin – Brooklyn based Jamaican lesbian award winning poet, playwright and author;

Dr. Brittney Cooper – scholar, public intellectual, author and writer;

PatrisseCullours – Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist;

Professor Johanna Fernandez - scholar, author and producer; 

Glynda Carr – political strategist and CEO of Higher Heights;

Dr. Christina Greer - Fordham political scientist professor and author;

ShaniJamila - human rights advocate and artist;

Charisse Jones - journalist and award winning author;

Professor Blair Kelley - scholar and author;

Jamilah Lemieux - journalist and editor;

Joan Morgan - critically acclaimed author, award winning journalist and cultural critic;

Imani Perry - Princeton professor and author;

Sofia Quintero - activist and film-maker;

Bhakti Shringapure - scholar and editor;

SalamishahTillet - scholar and author;

ImaniUzuri – artist, composer;

DrTreva B Lindsey – scholar, author and writer and the first Inaugural Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellow at Harvard University.

 

It has also featured special guests including scholar and author Dr Tricia Rose and MSNBC TV host and scholar, Melissa Harris-Perry. 

THE SPIN SPECIALS

 

#reImaginingAFRICA – May 2019 

May 25th is the anniversary of OAU’s founding. The Organization for African Unity, became the AU (African Union). As narrative shifters, we centralized African women reimagining the progress of their sectors with visionary leadership. 

LEADERSHIP: LUCY QUIST & TAAKA AWORI

EDUCATION: DR MARY APEA ASHUN

TECHNOLOGY: AKOSUA ANNOBIL & ETHEL COFIE

PHILANTHROPY: ANATU BEN-LAWAL

#LoveWITHAccountability – December 2017

#LoveWITHAccountability – a 2 part special conversation on healing from sexual abuse with AishahShahidah Simmons, who coined this phrase.

PART 1: AishahShahidah Simmons & Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons

PART 2: Luz Benbow Marquez &Dr Thelma Bryant Davis

#theCONSENTconvo - 2016-2017