What better time for Samoans to be killing it in the realm of social media than now? I’ve noticed a steady increase in the presence of Samoan/Pasefika voices across several social media platforms, more specifically podcasts. In an age where your public relations and communications can be managed from the palm of your hand, it’s refreshing to see our own people independently create their own content. While we can think of viral Facebook pages and public figures on Twitter and Instagram, I am delighted to see Samoans emerging onto the podcast scene. Here is a look at some of my favorite programs!
1. Queer Coco
Queer Coco centers around the intersections of being Samoan and queer. Freshly started this January, our host ventures through taboo topics not widely discussed among our people. The testimonials from his guests as well as his own have an endearing and candid appeal. There is a need for queer Pasefika voices to be expressed in mainstream media and this podcast is one of the first in that direction.
Click here to listen: https://anchor.fm/queercoco
2. The Real Tautala
Afro Teine’s Big Beautiful Truth and The Real Tautala segments will have you experience her unfiltered truth. Afro Teine’s long-time activism and advocacy, carries weight behind her words so you’re not just getting an opinion. From Anti-Blackness to Pasefika empowerment, 17 episodes are available right now on Sound Cloud!
Click here to listen: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-753101404
3. The Samoan Scientist
Educational, practical, honest. The Samoan Scientist touches on the topics of STEM as well as the everyday-life-happenings for your consumption. Her Q&A’s as well as her interviews of other fellow scientists provide great insight into the frontier of discovery in the Pacific. 17 episodes are begging to be listened to right now!
Click here to listen: https://anchor.fm/amy768/episodes/What-I-learned-in-2019-e9tcbc
4. For The Qultures
”Unapologetic talanoa from the concrete Ocean.” that’s exactly what you’ll get from hosts Bexxbumble and Dboy. With over 50+ episodes of content, including interviews and discussions on social issues, you won’t feel lacking from this podcast. For The Qultures is keeping it real.
Click here to listen: https://m.soundcloud.com/forthequltures