Today, Wondery announced the launch of Black History, For Real, a weekly podcast series breaking down the lesser-known events and individuals that have shaped Black culture. Hosted by TV writer, producer, and actress Franchesca Ramsey, alongside educator and digital storyteller Conscious Lee, Black History, For Real will debut its first episode Jan. 29 on Wondery+, and Feb. 5 on Amazon Music and everywhere else you get your podcasts.
A 109-year-old Black woman fights for reparations for her neighborhood that was burned to the ground when she was a child. The first woman on to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List was a Black Panther. The richest person of all time, an African king, gave away so much gold that it caused Cairo’s economy to crash… for over a decade. On Black History, For Real, Ramsey and Lee go beyond the stories you already know to drop you right in the mix, chronicling Black trials and triumphs you’ve never heard about. It’s a no-nonsense, unwhitewashed account of history’s most overlooked moments, with a mix of narrative storytelling and candid conversation.
Lee and Ramsey have cut through the social noise with incisive and authentic commentary on everything from social justice and race to pop culture and life as a millennial. On Black History, For Real, they’ll use their expertly crafted voices to take listeners on a historical journey filled with engaging storytelling, humor and modern perspectives.
Lee is a “purposefully provocative” innovator, educator, and content creator. In 2022, he was honored with YouTube’s Content Creator Choice award and was nominated for his first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Social Media Personality. Ramsey is an actress, writer, comedian and video blogger. Her videos have been featured on MTV, The NY Times and the BBC.
Black History, For Real is a Wondery Original production with production support by DCP Entertainment.
Wondery, an Amazon company, is a podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including Dr. Death, British Scandal, Even the Rich, and Business Wars, and distribution of hit partner shows SmartLess, Morbid, and How I Built This. Wondery was behind six of the “Top 25 New Shows of 2023”, according to Podtrac, including Ghost Story, Exposed, and Stolen Hearts. Over 55 shows from Wondery have hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts, including Scamfluencers and Stolen Hearts. Many Wondery podcasts have been adapted for scripted television or streaming series, including Dr. Death and Joe vs Carole on Peacock, and The Shrink Next Door and WeCrashed on Apple TV+. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling. The Wondery app offers a unique, personalized podcast listening experience, including access to its premium ad-free offering Wondery+. With Wondery+, fans experience early access, exclusive episodes, and ad-free listening. https://wondery.com/
About DCP Entertainment
DCP Entertainment (DCP) is a NMSDC-certified Black owned media agency that elevates underrepresented voices, specializing in reaching BIPOC, LGBTQ and other marginalized communities through award-winning podcast and video production, including the social justice series “Say Their Name,” as well as “Toure Show,” “Democracy-ish,” and the cannabis industry series “Lasagna Ganja”. For more information, visit dcpofficial.com and follow @DCPofficial on Facebook, Instagram and X, and @dcp-pods on TikTok.