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Dat Rona

Dat Rona, a Black colloquialism to describe the coronavirus, was produced in 3 days to disseminate ‘Rona’ knowledge after harmful media stories began to circulate that Black people were immune to the virus.

2020 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2020 / Janina Jeff / Sam Riddell / Chris Diggins / Chad Milner / Dr. Ashira Blazer / In Those Genes, USA

Dat Rona, a Black colloquialism to describe the coronavirus, was produced in 3 days to disseminate ‘Rona’ knowledge after harmful media stories began to circulate that Black people were immune to the virus.

Dat Rona dispels this erroneous claim, teaches what viruses are through a Black culture lens and discusses specifically why the virus is detrimental for Black folks. This episode was recorded early on during the pandemic, which is important as predictions discussed in this episode unfortunately became the reality, and also speaks to the credibility of the show. Spotify’s Sound Up Winner and named "Podcasts Worth a Listen" by the New York Times, In Those Genes is an independently funded podcast that uses genetics to decode the lost histories AND futures of African descendants.

Dat Rona was produced for In Those Genes Podcast by Dr. Janina Jeff (Host and Executive Producer) and Sam Riddell (Lead Producer). Chad Milner is the Music Producer, Chris Diggins is the Creative Director and Dr. Ashira Blazer is the guest medical expert for this episode.


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Janina Jeff

Dr. Janina Jeff is an American geneticist and senior scientist at Illumina.

Sam Riddell

Sam Riddell [pronouns: she/her] is a podcast producer and documentary videographer from Queens, New York.

Chris Diggins

Chris Diggins is the Creative Director of In Those Genes and the co-host of the PopRoast YouTube show.

Chad Milner

Chad Milner is the in-house music producer for In Those Genes Podcast who re-creates the music vision every episode. He is also an independent writer, film producer, audiophile and executive producer of Cydney Being Cydney Podcast.

Dr. Ashira Blazer

Dr. Ashira Blazer (@ahira_md) is an Academic Rheumatologist NYU Langone Health specializing in lupus in the African diaspora.


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