Here’s Why You Should Be Following These 5 Black Expat Podcasts

By Parker Diakite


Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Podcasts are not only fun and entertaining, but they also provide some valuable insight. That’s why we have compiled a list of travel podcasts from the perspective of  Black travelers and expats.

Here are five Black expat podcasts you should be following and why:

Young Black Travelers

Young Black Travelers is a podcast that we stan.   The group’s mission is to provide valuable information, opportunities, and inspiration to young people of color to encourage and celebrate travel.

They tell the exciting stories of other travelers to help motivate people of color to step outside of their comfort zone, see new places, meet new people, and enjoy the personal transformation that comes with travel.

The Black Expat

Chicago native, Carl Hill Jr. who now lives in Taiwan is sharing his amazing insight and stories, from people he las met through his travels.

Carl hopes to inspire people similar to those who have inspired him along the way through his podcast The Black Expat.  

Black Women Travel Podcast

Black Women Travel Podcast shares the stories of Black women who dreamed to make travel a priority. This community of bold women from around the world has shared their travel stories including short-term travelers based in a country, to long-term travelers living as digital nomads or working abroad.

Melanin and Miles

Melanin and Miles is a weekly travel podcast for dedicated to millennials and gen-z black women hosted by Joi Wade and Janelle Layton.

From destination recaps,  shooting great video and photos on your trip, budget travel, or traveling as a vegan, the two cover various topics for listeners.

New episodes are available every Tuesday.


Ungentrified is a podcast hosted by Kent Johnson. His name may ring a bell for some as he’s the co-founder of the popular brand Black and Abroad.

Ungentrified is not a podcast dedicated necessarily to the expat experience, but it takes a pure and unfiltered view on pop culture, music, television and film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide black community.

Johnson describes it as a safe audio space for celebrating black culture in its purest form.

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