Dissect is a podcast which delves deep into one album per series, focusing on one song per episode. This one is for people who are really into their music, as it gets quite in depth (the review I just spotted which says 'like listening to a dissertation each episode' really sums it up!). Getting geeky about music is exactly what I love to do so it's been a great way for me to learn about black history in America.
Season 6 looks at Beyonce's Lemonade. The release of the visual album was a big turning point for the artist, and not everyone liked it when she began sharing her experience as a black woman. The hosts Cole Cuchna and Titi Shodiya analyse the journey Beyonce takes during the album from subjugation to freedom including the history and difficulties and suffering of black people in America and her ancestors. They even go as far as to visit an old slave plantation which Beyonce has used in her visual album.
Previous seasons have included two Kendrick Lemar albums, as well as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator. I haven't listened to all of them yet but the first Kendrick series is also particularly good for learning about his experience growing up in Compton; a typical disadvantaged, underfunded part of California.