[4] Storytelling and Bonds feat. Bayana A. Davis

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Show Notes

In this episode of Culture by Culture, Delia interviews Bayana A. Davis, writer, host of the podcast #WizardTeam, and CEO of Black Nerds Create. We discuss Naruto, bonds, siblings, Black boy vulnerability, and books. What are your cross cultural book recommendations?

Book Recommendations:

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao*, Daughter of the Moon Goddess* by Sue Lynn Tan*, These Violent Delights, Our Violent Ends, & Foul Lady Fortune* by Chloe Gong*, Jade City by* Fonda Lee.

Things discussed in this episode:

  • Anime & Manga: Naruto, Wallflower, Puchi Puri Princess, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Boondocks
  • Avatar the Last Airbender
    • Zutara
  • K-dramas
  • Famous folks: Megan thee Stallion, Michael B. Jordan
  • Legendborn by Tracey Deonn
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Reboot culture


This episode’s guest, is my homie, Bayana A. Davis host of the podcast #WizardTeam, CEO of Black Nerds Create, and writer. You can find her in these places:

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About Culture by Culture

Culture by Culture is a multidimensional podcast exploration into Black and Asian pop-cultural ties. Part sociology, history, and pop-culture podcast, it covers everything from deep-dives into our favorite gateway media, interviews with experts to help guide us through our historical and current cultural connections, and conversations with fellow nerds digging into our cultural identities and our pop-cultural interests.

Our mission is to understand and foster the unity that has historically existed between our cultures through our shared interests in each other’s pop-culture.