UC staffer’s family takes Black history podcast national

‘Good Morning America’ shares ‘Hey Black Child: The Podcast'

Graphics from "Hey Black Child" podcast show two children in drawing.

Nicole Ausmer, PhD, is director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at UC and a well-known figure on campus. She may soon be taking a backseat in the popularity department to her two children who went national on “Good Morning America” this week.

“Hey Black Child: The Podcast” is a brand new podcast that the Ausmer family created to fill a void that 10-year old daughter, Avery, noticed when she went searching for podcasts geared toward young people about Black history. She and her 7-year-old brother, Jackson, now star on the podcast that debuted July 1.

UC’s Ausmer works behind the scenes as the script writer while her husband, Lionell, CEAS '06, handles the sound engineering. 

Avery and Jackson Ausmer in their home studio

Avery and Jackson Ausmer in their home studio where they create "Hey Black Child: The Podcast."

"From day one, the kids have really bought into the process from directing, helping with the scripts and picking topics, so it has been really a family affair to make this come to fruition," Nicole Ausmer shared in an interview with Spectrum News.

Avery told reporters that she's counting on the podcast to educate, too.

"I hope that people that aren’t black learn that everybody should be treated equally and shouldn’t be treated differently. And they should have equal rights," shares Avery.

I hope that people that aren’t black learn that everybody should be treated equally and shouldn’t be treated differently. And they should have equal rights.

Avery Ausmer

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