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Gab with Gwen
Listen to friends gab with Gwen about life, love, sex, dating, relationships, identity politics and randomness!
Mar 29, 2022
Ep 75E: Will Smith Rocked Chris (Emergency Episode)
Gwen and Slim give unpopular and logical hot takes about the Will Smith and Chris Rock slap debacle heard around the world. What does protecting Black women look like? Are respectability politics at play? Is slapgate comparable to the Supreme Court hearing confirmation for Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson? Where is the outrage about Clarence Thomas? Gwen and Slim consider what happens when keeping it real goes wrong.
1 hr 36 min
Mar 12, 2022
Ep 74 - African American vs Black and the womblands
Gwen is making a brief appearance from podcast hiatus to talk Tik Tok, racist dog whistles, visible discomfort with saying African American or Black, performative allyship, fake wokeness and the Modern Warrior womblands drama.
Apr 9, 2021
Episode 73: Ode to Hip Hop (DMX vs Snoop Verzuz Throwback)
Gwen, Ismael and Brooklyn go down hip hop memory lane as we discuss the epic Verzuz battle in July 2020 between DMX and Snoop. This episode is another ode to hip hop and dedicated to DMX who passed away today, April 9th, 2021.
1 hr 38 min
Mar 19, 2021
Episode 72: Stop Asian Hate
Gwen had to come out of hiatus (again) to share thoughts on the recent hate crime in ATL against Asian women and discuss the importance of BIPOC unity and support to fight against racism and systematic oppression.
Mar 7, 2021
Episode 71: Coming 2 America 2 Review
Gwen takes a quick break from hiatus to share some thoughts on Coming 2 America 2. Minimal spoilers.
Nov 2, 2020
Episode 70: Entertainers are NOT Leaders
Gwen is back with VIP guest Ismael Abdusalaam aka @beatsboxingmahem to discuss the support of various Black male rappers for Trump45 prior to election day. We break down the impact of celebrity idolization on American culture and how the working class and middle class blindly follow people who do not have their best interests at heart or in mind. Gwen and Ismael explain the danger of Black success being limited to the entertainment industry and sports as portrayed in the media. Entertainers are NOT leaders. Follow @gabwithgwen on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
1 hr 29 min
Oct 11, 2020
Episode 69: Club and Dating Chronicles Teaser
Gab with Gwen podcast announces a new series of episodes of Club and Dating Chronicles with a wide range of real life stories from the annals of Gwen's forgetful brain. Gwen will share snippets of dating men and clubbing around the world in her late teens and throughout her 20s. The innocent will be protected. Some names and identifying details will be changed to protect the privacy of individuals. :) Stay tuned. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and commentary.
Oct 7, 2020
Episode 68: Reading Rainbow
Gwen drops a few quick gems about the art of reading, Stormy Daniels, native New Yorker slick talk, and the Cheeto's achilles heel. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest commentary and updates!
Oct 5, 2020
Episode 67: $750 Hustle
Gwen is back to laugh and reflect on the current state of affairs in the good ol' USA. Gwen is hollering at the hustler in chief paying $750 in taxes while rabid supporters still blindly follow this snake oil salesman with a terrible fake bake. Gwen prefers #90fiance drama to the US presidential debate debacle and does the mathematics on the White House Outbreak! Gwen reflects on 2020 and gives tips on having perspective and life planning during challenging times. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and commentary.
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 66: Homage to Breonna Taylor
Gwen is back to speak truth to light about the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor, blocking out the noise and distractions from celebrities, pundits and social media as well as actionable steps moving forward to make a difference. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.
Sep 20, 2020
Episode 65: RBG Retrospective and Politricks
Gwen is back with another controversial timely episode regarding the fake shock of the Democrats due to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the reality of the US Supreme Court proceeding with a conservative Republican majority. Gwen explains the short-sighted nature of the Democratic party and LACK of strategic planning in comparison to the Republicans as well as a couple of hard and uncomfortable truths that all Americans should consider going forward. Y'all ain't ready because the truth hurts. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and commentary.
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 64: Blackface Liberal Karen
Gwen and Slim go down the rabbit hole about the recent blackfishing scandal with Jessica Krug, a white professor at George Washington University, pretending to be AfroLatina for the duration of her career and the pathology of fake woke Karens in blackface. We discuss the one drop rule, the politics of being white passing, colorism as well as white entitlement, privilege, narcissism, arrogance and the gaslighting of Black people in America. This is a deep cut with a couple of funny tangents and real talk! Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest commentary and updates.
2 hr 24 min
Sep 2, 2020
Episode 64B: I May Destroy you S1 Review (Bonus Episode)
The family affair (Gwen, Trinity, Slim, J and Ismael aka @beatsboxingmayhem ) came together again to look back at the entire first season of @imaydestroyyou to connect the dots from beginning to end and discuss listener commentary/feedback. We break down Simon and Terry's roles now that we've watched the whole season and revisit the themes of friendship, consent, disclosure, violation, stealthing, internet culture, dating apps, hookup culture and personal responsibility. Gwen shares the final bad wig count and we discuss Michaela Coel's talent and rate the contribution of IMDY to the canon. Gwen reveals the next show to be reviewed in upcoming bonus episodes. Stay tuned! Follow @gabwithgwen on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and commentary.
2 hr 13 min
Aug 31, 2020
Episode 63: Gen Z 2020 Perspective
Brittany is a returning guest to gab with Gwen representing Gen Z! Brittany shares her experience as a 2020 college grad in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in a red state as well the job outlook and career prospects during these difficult economic times. Gwen and Brittany discuss Gen Z being on the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement and 2020 protests for equality and justice and the pressure on Black people and young people to vote in the Presidential election. Interesting perspective and hot takes! Sign up to be a poll worker in your local area! Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and commentary.
1 hr 19 min
Aug 25, 2020
Episode 63B: I May Destroy You S1E12 (Bonus Episode)
The family affair (Gwen, Trinity, Slim, J and Ismael) is back to review and discuss the season finale of IMDY aptly entitled "Ego Death." Gwen and friends break down the 3 scenarios after Bella regains her memory from the fateful night on January 22nd. Lots of hot takes. Stay tuned for a follow-up bonus episode tying together the season in its entirety. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and commentary.
1 hr 54 min
Aug 18, 2020
Episode 62B: I May Destroy You S1E11 (Bonus Episode)
It is a family affair to discuss the penultimate episode of I May Destroy You season with Trinity, Slim, J and Ismael are all here to gab with Gwen! This is the episode Gwen has been waiting for all season! We finally get some long awaited answers and resolution and we have different opinions. Gwen. Trinity, Slim. J and Ismael break down Bella's behavior and the impact on her business relationships/career as well as Terry's new love interest; the issue of disclosure of sexual identity and hookup culture dynamics; Ben, who is the unsung hero of the show and what happens when the memories come flooding back from that fateful night on Episode 1. This podcast episode is long, but it's a MUST listen. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram..
3 hr 23 min
Aug 12, 2020
Episode 61: Kamala Biden Lukewarm Milquetoast
Gwen reacts to the official announcement of Kamala Harris being added to Joe Biden's ticket. The bottom line is that you have to see both sides and keep your eye on the prize. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Aug 11, 2020
Episode 61B: I May Destroy You S1E10 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and Slim discuss the revelations of this pivotal episode of #imaydestroyyou entitled "The Cause the Cure." As we get insights into Bella's family dynamics and childhood experience, Gwen, Trinity and Slim make connections to Bella's behavior and interactions in the present as an adult. The dysfunction of childhood manifests itself in adulthood. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates and commentary.
1 hr 52 min
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 60: Predator Rebuttal
Gwen and VIP returning guests, Ms. Trinity and Ismael Abdusalaam aka @beatsboxingmahem revisit the Jada Pinkett Smith vs August Alsina relationship and debate whether or not Jada should be labeled as a predator. We discuss how some celebrities with mental illness can be taken advantage of and the dangers of the Hollywood machine surrounding people like Kanye West. Gwen, Trinity and Ismael lament the culture of celebrity worship and the real consequences such as 45 being elected and likely re-elected as the US President and the implications for Black people. Follow @gabwithgwen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
1 hr 27 min
Aug 6, 2020
Episode 60E: Powerless (Emergency Episode)
Gwen had to hit you with an emergency episode as she is sweating without electricity, internet, and hot water for multiple days in New York. Some food for thought about American life as we know it in 2020. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram.
Aug 4, 2020
Episode 60B: I May Destroy You S1E9 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and Slim discuss how annoying Bella, Kwame and Terry all come across in I May Destroy You S1E9 entitled 'Social Media is a Great Way to Connect.' We debate the efficacy, legalities and implications of doxing in addition to the labeling of Afro-Caribbean vs African Black people in the UK. Gwen, Trinity and Slim break down the ongoing impact of managing trauma and navigating interpersonal relationships, friendships, making mistakes along the way and judging yourself and others. Follow @ gabwithgwen on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 31, 2020
Episode 59: America's Deadly Game
Gwen and VIP returning guest Ismael Abdusalaam aka @beatsboxingmahem discuss the southern state surge in covid-19 cases in the USA, political theater that has taken precedence over the public health crisis, coded language being used to justify selfish/racist behavior across the country and the fall of the likes of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Ben Carson due to clout chasing. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest podcast updates and commentary.
1 hr 20 min
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 59B: I May Destroy You S1E8 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and Slim discuss I May Destroy S1E8 - Line Spectrum Border and deeply debate Kwame's sexual experiment with an unknowing heterosexual woman and Arabella's pop up in Italy to check in with her former boo, Biagio. What is the consent criteria? What happens at the intersection of race and sexuality? Where are the boundary lines and who defines whether or not they have been crossed? This is a deep cut exemplifying when keeping it real goes wrong! Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter and Instagram for the latest content, updates and conversation!
1 hr 46 min
Jul 25, 2020
Episode 58: Predatory Entanglements
Gwen and returning VIP guest Ismael Abdusalaam aka @beatsboxingmayhem discuss the dynamics of unconventional relationships between older women and younger men and how these are viewed by society. We ask the hard questions about predatory behavior and break down the Jada Pinkett Smith/August Alsina entanglement as well as the recent passing of Mary Kay Letourneau. Lots of great conversation and hot takes as usual! Listen. Rate. Comment. Share. Subscribe. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. #gabwithgwen
1 hr 25 min
Jul 21, 2020
Episode 58B: I May Destroy You S1E7 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and J discuss the hit @hbo show @imaydestroyyou Episode 7 (Happy Animals) and react to the shocking conversation between Simon and Terry about the night of the fateful incident at Ego Death bar as well as the friendship dynamics between Arabella, Kwame, Terry and Theo revealed during Terry's birthday party. We give hot takes on climate change, hoteps, wokeness, and reflect on the millennial dating scene and hookup culture. The bad wig count continues.
2 hr 1 min
Jul 14, 2020
Episode 57B: I May Destroy You S1E6 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and J are back at it to discuss the latest episode of @imaydestroyyou on @hbo - S1E6 - The Alliance. We discuss the introduction on the new character, Theodora aka Theo, who has an interesting history with Bella and Terry from High School. We break down the high value of white girl tears, how boys are socialized to interact/manipulate girls, dynamics between Black men and Black women, and Bella's friendship choices. Funny and introspective conversation as usual!
1 hr 25 min
Jul 12, 2020
Episode 57: Black Diaspora Liberation
Gwen and new guest, @tippsam_ discuss the impact of the legacy of colonialism on Black people in Africa, the United States, the West Indies and Latin America. Sam explains how British rule exacerbated tribal tensions in Nigeria. Gwen and Sam break down how the fall of the British empire coincided with Black countries around the world becoming newly independent at the same time the Civil Rights movement was taking place in the USA in the 1960s and the reasons why Black Liberation and Pan-Africanism have subsequently fizzled. Gwen and Sam draw the thread between the history of colonialism and the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Lots of great nuggets of history in this episode!
1 hr 2 min
Jul 7, 2020
Episode 56B: I May Destroy You S1:E5 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen and Trinity share our reactions to S1:E5 of the new @hbo show @imaydestroy you airing in the USA on Monday nights. We discuss Arabella's journey to find her voice after being stealthed by Zain as well Kwame's attempt to seek justice for sexual assault. Gwen and Trinity have different views on how things went down at the Writing Summit and explain our interpretations of the various dynamics between characters. There is a LOT to break down due to the sensitive subject matter, issues of consent, Black Millennial dating/hookup culture in addition to the societal double standard when it comes to gender/sexual identity and sexual assault. SPOILER ALERT!!!
1 hr 41 min
Jul 3, 2020
Episode 56: HNIC - Soulless Leadership
Gwen and returning VIP guest, Tiffany, discuss the role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Corporate America in the midst of the Black Lives Matter Movement in 2020. We break down rampant tokenism/magical Negroes, performative vs purposeful corporate gestures, the struggle and barriers Black employees face when trying to rise in the corporate ranks, and the ray of light that is Gen Z. Lots of hot takes and great conversation! BTW, HNIC stands for Head Negro in Charge.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 30, 2020
Episode 55B: I May Destroy You S1:E4 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen and Trinity give the play by play of the whirlwind events happening in Arabella's life several weeks after the initial fateful incident in the series premiere. Bella's BFF, Kwame, gets a lot more screen time and we discuss how we end up seeing them have parallel experiences. Gwen breaks down the ongoing theme of consent throughout the IMDY series as well as the #stealthing phenomenon, hook up culture, power dynamics and the representation of Black gay men in the media. That was fun. SPOILER ALERT!
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 55: LudavsNelly Verzuz Hip Hop Throwback
Gwen and VIP guest, Ismael Abdusalaam, aka @beatsboxingmahem take a trip down memory lane discussing the Ludacris vs Nelly Verzuz battle. We talk about hip hop being a youth driven culture, growing up listening to hip hop and being child free, Future's long list of baby mommas, Black masculinity, the LudavsNelly battle and discuss the catalogues of standout artists like Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Eminem and how they would potentially match up if they went against each other and discuss the catalogues of standout hip hip artists like Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Eminem and how they would match up with others.
1 hr 41 min
Jun 24, 2020
Episode 54B: I May Destroy You S1:E3 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen, Trinity and new guest, J, break down Episode 3 of the new show 'I May Destroy You' on @hbo . We make connections between the latest episode and the two previous episodes to tie together the relationships in Arabella's life in some key moments that happened 3 months prior to the fateful incident in Ego Death. Gwen, Trinity and J get very real about traveling in Europe as Black women, the hookups, recreational drug use and state of Arabella and Terry's friendship. Don't forget the sea. SPOILER ALERT!!!
1 hr 35 min
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 54: Stateless Citizen
Today, June 22nd, is Windrush Day in the UK and marks the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush ship in 1948, landing at Tilbury Docks, about 20 miles from London. These voyagers -- many of them from the island of Jamaica -- were the first large group of West Indian migrants to arrive in the UK. The Windrush generation migrants arrived in Britain legally. Then, the UK government flipped the script changing the requirements to prove citizenship status under tough new immigration laws billed as a "hostile environment" policy. In this episode, Gwen's cousin @jeromethesinger describes his fight for citizenship as a Windrush descendant born and raised in the UK his entire life.
Jun 19, 2020
Episode 53: Juneteenth and Devil in the Details
Gwen and Slim reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth and corporations suddenly jumping on the #blacklivesmatter bandwagon. We discuss the revolution being televised, the dangers of the Black community looking to celebrities as leaders, and Allies needing to show up in a meaningful way and do the hard work to break down systematic racism, oppression and white supremacy. Stay tuned until the end of the episode as Gwen gives some HOT TAKES and examples of real action both Black folk and Allies can take right now to hold the powers that be accountable to actually make changes to positively impact the socioeconomic status of the Black community in America.
1 hr 37 min
Jun 15, 2020
Ep 53B: I May Destroy You S1:E2 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen and Trinity discuss Episode 2 of the new HBO show called 'I May Destroy You.' We give hot takes, conspiracy theories and random commentary on the pieces of the puzzle that are slowly coming together as the protagonist, Arabella tries to put together what happened that fateful night she went out with her so-called friend, Simon in London town. Somebody is lying! SPOILER ALERT!!!
1 hr 3 min
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 52B: I May Destroy You S1E1 (Bonus Episode)
Gwen describes her first impression of the new show 'I May Destroy You S1E1' which premiered on HBO. Gwen gives unfiltered raw commentary on the protagonist, Arabella, her friends , their interactions and the shocker at the end of the episode. SPOILER ALERT!
Jun 11, 2020
Episode 52: Windrush Generation
Gwen and VIP guest, Ms. Trinity, explain the important Black narrative of the Windrush Generation. Gwen and Trinity break down the history of how the Windrush Generation came to be from being invited by the UK government to rebuild Britain after WWII and then subsequently displaced and vilified as Black West Indian immigrants in addition to their descendants. The parallels between DACA and ICE in the USA are also discussed as well as the challenges between the Latinx and African-American communities and the lack of solidarity between People of Color (POC) period. Gwen and Trinity have a Jamaican ass conversation about the differences between the Black experience in the USA vs UK vs Canada. We go around the world and back in this episode. Lots of hot takes!
1 hr 26 min
Jun 6, 2020
Episode 51E: Allies and Anti-Blackness (Emergency Episode)
Gwen reflects on the social unrest and #blacklivesmatter protests taking place around the world over the past two weeks and challenges everyone to gain a deeper understanding of the global phenomenon of anti-Blackness. Gwen breaks down why African-Americans should be proud of sparking this movement of consciousness and why Black people and allies worldwide need to ensure that all countries check their own behaviors and systematic racism, oppression and white supremacy. Gwen challenges white and non-Black POC allies to go beyond superficial social media posts and throwing money at charities. To be a true ally and effect change, white and non-Black POC allies must put themselves on the line and be uncomfortable to hold their peers, family, friends, associates and leaders accountable for checking their biases, treating Black people fairly and leveling the playing field.
Jun 1, 2020
Episode 51: Don't Listen to Celebrities
Gwen and Slim discuss the Joe Biden remark from the Breakfast Club and the resulting uproar from Black Twitter and other social media outlets. Gwen and Slim break down the danger of regular working class and middle class people, especially Black people, looking to celebrities for insights and guidance on political and economic issues. Celebrities are problematic with compromised interests and do not have the people's best interest in mind (even the so-called "woke" ones). Learn to be an independent thinker.
1 hr 1 min
May 28, 2020
Episode 50E: Deafening Silence and Tomfoolery (Emergency Episode)
Gwen had to record an emotional emergency episode in light of the current news cycle of innocent Black people arbitrarily murdered by police violence and threatened by Karens exercising their right to white supremacy and blatant bigotry. Gwen sounds off on the deafening silence from other people of color aka POCs in addition to the tomfoolery and coonery being exhibited by some Black folks who are racist apologists.
May 26, 2020
Episode 50: Un-United States of America
Gwen and VIP returning guest, Ismael Abdusalaam, discuss the Georgia governor's unilateral decision to open up the state in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic and the downstream impacts on communities of color. Gwen and Ismael discuss the conundrum the USA finds itself in and the national debate between whether public health/safety and the economy/business should be prioritized.
1 hr 36 min
May 17, 2020
Episode 49: BlackAF in Colorado
Gwen and new guest, Rebekah @rebekahmendation talk about Black and mixed race identity from many angles and facets. Rebekah shares her experience of being mixed with Black living in Colorado and her foray into local politics after discovering her neighborhood was named after a revered KKK member. Gwen and Rebekah get deep about the the struggles of being Black women in America and how sexism has manifested in national politics through the campaigns of Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. Rebekah and Gwen share their different takes and feelings on the new Netflix show #blackaf and the representation of mixed-race and/or Black people in the media.
1 hr 18 min
May 8, 2020
Episode 48: Love of My Life (Grey's Anatomy Recap)
Gwen and new guest, Ruby, discuss the major milestone of actor, Justin Chambers, aka Dr. Alex Karev, leaving Grey's Anatomy after 16 seasons. Gwen and Ruby take a trip down Grey's memory lane, reflecting on previous cast members' untimely departures, plot line threads and holes, as well as delve into the development of some of the ancillary characters and how one story line in particular resonated with both of us. Regardless of whether or not you watch Grey's, check out this episode to hear a deep personal cut about women's health.
1 hr 19 min
May 1, 2020
Episode 47: Gym Class Hero
Gwen and first time, guest, Mercedes, discuss the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the education system. Mercedes shares her experience as a professional educator and mother of 3 young children trying to balance her career and family while sheltering in place. Gwen and Mercedes discuss the equity of distance learning, state requirements, and trying to maintain normalcy in these challenging times.
Apr 25, 2020
Episode 46: ADOS Gatekeepers of Blackness
In this episode, Gwen and MVPs, Slim and Trinity, discuss the ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery)pro-reparations movement which has been spreading online over the last couple years and the tensions between the different Black communities within the African Diaspora. We break down some hard truths about Black Identity in America, the one drop rule and how biracial people are perceived by the Black community, i.e. Kamala Harris vs. President Barack Obama vs. Megan Markle. Gwen, Slim and Trinity and break down how the Black Church is being used as a political tool.
1 hr 28 min
Apr 21, 2020
Episode 45E: EMERGENCY EPISODE - Teddy Riley vs Babyface
Gwen had to do an EMERGENCY EPISODE to weigh in on the Teddy Riley vs Babyface IG Live session that FINALLY took place the night of Monday, April 20, 2020. Gwen shares her thoughts on older people being challenged with technology, second hand embarrassment/cringe and Babyface being the consummate gentleman, scholar and purveyor of shade. Listen to Gwen break down the playlist song by song, share nostalgic memories and rate who won in the end!
Apr 18, 2020
Episode 45: Acknowledging My Privilege
Gwen and her cousin, Jay, talk about living in NYC and adjusting to the new normal. Gwen and Jay break down the blatant class, socioeconomic and racial disparities evident from the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the Black and Hispanic communities across the United States. Gwen and Jay recognize our privilege during these challenging times and discuss the importance of tightening your belt financially while looking for economic opportunities to upgrade your circumstances and build wealth.
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 44: Adult Entertainment
Gwen's long-time friend, Ismael Abdusalaam aka #beatsboxingmayhem is back to discuss the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry in general including the Adult Entertainment world. We discus Instagram virtual parties, the popularity of sites like #onlyfans as well as Stephen Jackson's baby momma drama, polygamy/ open relationships, gender roles and dynamics in Generation X, Millennials/Gen Y and Generation Z.
1 hr 54 min
Apr 5, 2020
Episode 43: American Psyche
Gwen's old friend, Ismael, comes through to chop it up about the political game and media circus during the covid-19 pandemic. We talk the rhetoric of Biden, Bernie and Trump under the stress of these challenging times, the fragility of the middle class, the US model minority being impacted by racism, the short memory and delusion of the American psyche. Check out this deep cut!
1 hr 32 min
Apr 1, 2020
Episode 42: The Emperor Has No Clothes
Gwen's sister, Brooklyn, is back in the proverbial building to drop knowledge about supply chain management, the state of manufacturing in the US, what's happening with toilet paper, wipes, N95 masks and the airline industry. Gwen and Brooklyn get deep about the mechanics of capitalism, corporate America, Wall Street and American exceptionalism. Get yo life!
Mar 28, 2020
Episode 41: ER Nurse Survival Mode
Gwen's cousin, Gail, who is an ER Nurse in the NYC-NJ-CT area comes by to share her first hand experience on the front lines dealing with the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. Gail clarifies the comparisons between covid-19 and the flu, the importance of social distancing, the role of your primary care provider, who is really vulnerable, emergency preparedness as well as the US and Jamaican governments' response. Lots of great information separating fact from fiction - a must listen!
1 hr 14 min
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 40: Live Your Truth
Gwen and Slim lighten the mood chopping it up about pop culture topics that have gone under the radar in light of the Rona pandemic over the past few weeks like the Andre Gillum scandal, Nicki Minaj's registered sex offender husband, Amber Rose's face tattoo and verbal abuse on the RHOA.
1 hr 15 min
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 39: Flatten the Curve
It's March 2020 and Slim is back in the house (figuratively) to chop it up with Gwen living in NYC during the Rona, government response, social distancing, working from home, innovation and creativity during the global pandemic.
Mar 14, 2020
Episode 38: Stay Woke
In this episode Gwen advises y'all to NOT panic about #covid19 and pay attention to your surrounds and drops knowledge about watching your pockets and critically thinking about what the rich, famous, and 1% do in this time of crisis. Say NO to conspiracy theories.
Mar 7, 2020
Episode 37: Cancel Your Corona Cruise
In this episode Gwen shares hot takes on the US response to the corona virus, cruise ships being nasty, proper hand washing protocol, the power of google and educating yourself. Keep hope alive.
Mar 1, 2020
Episode 36: Bag Secured (90 Day Fiance Recap)
Gab with Gwen podcast Episode 36: Bag Secured (90 Day Fiance Recap) Gwen is back and starting up season 3 with one of her favorite guests, Ms. Trinity. Gwen and Trinity chop it up about the gift that keeps on giving, #90dayfiance on @tlc. No, this is not sponsored. But, as children of immigrants, we must share our insights on the latest gaggle of folks to get involved with the #greencardhustle Even if you don't watch the show, it's worth hearing the hot takes and commentary. Follow @gabwithgwen on Twitter
1 hr 6 min
Feb 15, 2020
Episode 35: Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave
Been a long time! Gwen is back from hiatus with a quick update on where she has been and what's going on with the podcast. Listen to Gwen share hot takes on the energy of 2020, DNA testing, politics and other random stuff in this short episode. Follow Gwen on Twitter for her latest updates: https://twitter.com/GabwithGwen
Apr 4, 2019
Episode 34: Everything is Political
Slim and Tiff are back in the building to gab with Gwen about Cory Booker, AOC, Al Franken, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar with some controversial HOT TAKES! As real New Yorkers, Gwen and her friends break down the whole Amazon HQ pullout debacle and how it affects our livelihood and futures. We keep it all the way funky about how all aspects of daily life are political and the importance of finesse.
Mar 24, 2019
Episode 32: Pray for Asuelu
Episode 32: Pray for Asuelu This was the last#gabwithgwen episode recorded in 2018. Ms. Trinity came by to gab with Gwen about our favorite show, #90DayFiance. This was at the beginning of last season with LOTS of hot takes about our impressions of the couple and just the climate of immigration in the United States under 45. Even if you don't watch this show (which you NEED to get into), still check out this episode as you'll surely learn something and laugh!
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 33: Uncomfortable Black Excellence
Episode 33: Uncomfortable Black Excellence O.G. Slim and Tiff come by to gab with Gwen for the first episode of 2019! We talk Black History Month and the wild news events over the past several weeks of the new year including the Jussie Smollett shenanigans, Paul Manafort sentence, Khloe Kardashian/Tristan Thompson and the passion the black community has for R. Kelly, Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson (R.I.P.)
Mar 3, 2019
Episode 31: Mr. Potato Head - Before the 90 Days Recap
Episode 31: Mr. Potato Head - Before the 90 Days Recap Ms. Trinity is back in the building to discuss our favorite show "90 Day Fiance." Gwen and Trinity do a recap of the last season and give hot takes on age differences, cultural differences, interracial dating, the myth of the nice guy and women not heeding to signs in relationships. Even if you don't watch the show, check out this episode for the crazy commentary and laughs!
Dec 20, 2018
Episode 30B2K - Bonus Episode - Twice as Good
Episode 30B2K - Bonus Episode - Twice as Good Welcome to the second Bonus Episode with our lovely guest, Ms. Tiff, who stays around to gab with Gwen about parenting, childhood pressures, being overachievers, gender dynamics and the perils of patriarchy. Another great episode!
Dec 3, 2018
Bonus Episode 30B: Insecure - Coachella Vibe
Bonus Episode 30B: Insecure- Coachella Vibe Tiff is still in Chateau Gwen to gab about the latest season of Insecure, art imitating life, Molly's love life, Black Twitter outrage and Gwen's confusion about actors on the show. Even if you don't watch #insecurehbo, the hilarity of this episode is worth the listen. Please note, Gwen and Tiff were officially tipsy during the recording. Enjoy!
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 30: Living a Lie
Episode 30: Living a Lie Tiff is still in the building to gab with Gwen about dating in college, black church, homophobia in the black community, being chaste for Jesus, and being set free.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 29: Lift Every Voice
Episode 29: Lift every Voice In this episode, new guest, Tiff, joins Gwen to discuss and debate the benefits and experiences of attending HBCUs vs PWIs. We also talk about men of this generation NOT being handy and dating blue collar vs white collar. We go deep about exposure and the experience of mainstream American culture and navigating career trials and tribulations due to cultural differences that most Americans take for granted.
Nov 13, 2018
Ep 28: Dear Dominicans (We All Black!)
Episode 28: Dear Dominicans (We All Black!) Gwen is back in the building with Trinity, Rose and new guest, Alicia. We talk tensions and stereotypes within the Black community and why African-Americans are NOT the only Black people in this World. We discuss slave mentality, segregation, tribalism, colorism and Dominican confusion. Lots of problematic hot takes in this episode. Gwen apologizes in advance! Enjoy :)
1 hr 11 min
Oct 1, 2018
Episode 27 - Just Do It
Episode 27: Just Do It. This episode, we talk about a subject Gwen knows nothing about:S sports! Trinity and Gwen start off the conversation about the controversy over Colin Kaepernick being the face of Nike's 30-year "Just Do It" anniversary campaign. Then, Deborah Rose and Alicia join the conversation to discuss the US Open controversy with with Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka and umpire-gate.
Sep 23, 2018
Episode 26 - Green Card Hustle (90 Day Fiance Recap)
Episode 26: Green Card Hustle (90 Day Fiance Recap) Ms. Trinity comes by to gab with Gwen about the TV Gold that is "90 Day Fiance, Before the 90 Days." Gwen and Trinity talk about intercultural dating, culture shock, love vs infatuation vs lust, ignoring red flags and the delight that TLC brings to us every Sunday night with this crazy show. Lots of relationship insight and hot takes. Listen even if you've never seen the show. Hilarious conversation, regardless. Enjoy!
1 hr 24 min
Sep 16, 2018
Episode 25 - Motherland Mandingo
Episode 25 - Motherland Mandingo. Samantha stayed a little bit longer in Chateau Gwen to discuss sex and dating abroad, experiences with interracial dating and share her feedback on some previous gab with Gwen podcast episodes. Enjoy!
Sep 5, 2018
Episode 24 - Are Jews White?
Episode 24 - Are Jews White? Samantha comes by to gab with Gwen on her last night in America! Samantha shares her stance on the infamous topic of pegging as well as other random dating scenarios, hearing about the tensions within the black community subcultures and growing up White and Jewish.
1 hr 3 min
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 23 - No Pedigree
Episode 23 - No Pedigree. Slim is back in the building to discuss some HOT TOPICS with Gwen. Hear Slim gab with Gwen about Ciara and Russell Wilson, interracial dating, being woke, Black European folks, the paradox of racism and the perspective of the Black middle-class.
1 hr 10 min
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 22 - Hard in These Streets
Episode 22 - Hard in These Streets Slim is back in chateau Gwen to discuss women proposing to men, meeting Peter Pan in the flesh, online dating, hooking up, good sex vs bad sex, chivalry and who pays, shared finances in relationships, deciding which men are actually marriage material and BDSM requests. NFSW per usual!
Aug 12, 2018
Episode 21 - Niggas in Paris
Episode 21: Niggas in Paris. Cousin Jay comes by to gab with Gwen and politic about our crazy family, learning what NOT to do in relationships, the trials and tribulations of dating, gender roles and expectations in courtship, how much to spend on an engagement ring/wedding, and the uproar about the French players who won the World Cup.
1 hr 20 min
Aug 5, 2018
Episode 20 - Peter Pan Syndrome
Episode 20 - Peter Pan Syndrome. MVP Kimmie, comes back to gab with Gwen about whether or not size matters, turtlenecks, celibacy, waiting til marriage, sexual compatibility, wedding crashers, male escorts, online dating struggles, the lost art of macking, dating younger men, and oversharing on social media. NSFW. Major laughs and hot takes as usual!
1 hr 6 min
Jul 28, 2018
Episode 19 - Caribbean Connection
Episode 19 - Caribbean Connection. New guests, Deborah Rose and RiRi come to gab with Gwen about pretentious French brunch bullshit, Haiti vs DR, identity politics across the Caribbean islands and Latin America, colorism and skin lightening around the World and Ancestry DNA results coming for people's lives!
1 hr 11 min
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 18: BAU aka Business As Usual
Episode 18: BAU aka Business As Usual. Family friend, Johnna, from The Extra Ordinary podcast comes by to gab with Gwen about body image, parental pressure, self-confidence, racism and sexual harassment in the workplace, office romances and the reality of what happens when people file HR complaints.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 8, 2018
Episode 17: Plenty of Tilapia
Episode 17: Plenty of Tilapia. Tyrone is back in the building to gab with Gwen about engagement proposals, women making more money than men, being childfree, child support, alimony, online dating, sex tourism, the oldest profession in the world, and bedroom boundaries.
1 hr 2 min
Jul 3, 2018
Episode 16: Don't Block Your Blessings
Episode 16: Don't Block Your Blessings! Young cousin James and his friend Brittany, come by to gab with Gwen for an impromptu recording discussing the benefits of being a side piece, zaddies/sugar daddies, open relationships, threesomes/#ménageàtrois, circle jerks, homoeroticism between heterosexual men, Trump separating families, being immigrants/the children of immigrants and mental illness in the Black community. Wild random episode. Listen to the end!!!! NSFW!!
Jun 24, 2018
Episode 15: No Romance without Finance
Episode 15: No Romance without Finance. Slim comes by to gab with Gwen about her feedback on Bill Cosby conspiracy theories, R. Kelly, black girls being blamed for sexual assault, tensions within the black community/diaspora, the Afrolatinx identity, Trump separating families at the border, the drug epidemic's impact on the black community, dating creative men, dating broke men and the challenges of being an independent woman dating in your 30s.
1 hr 18 min
Jun 10, 2018
Episode 14 - Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Episode 14: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. VIP guest, Kimmie, comes by to gab with Gwen about wild memes, the male orgasm, extreme sex games, cheating, and the dynamics of heterosexual relationships. NSFW. Parental Discretion Advised.
1 hr 10 min
Jun 3, 2018
Episode 13 - Jamaican Judgment
Episode 13 - Jamaican Judgment. This week, cousin Shanice (real-life, not play play) comes by to gab with Gwen about being a 20something millennial, adulting, puberty, growing up with Jamaican parents, tensions within the black community (African-Americans vs West Indians vs Africans vs Afrolatinos), being rebellious, FOBs, and Kanye's latest rant.
May 26, 2018
Episode 12 - I Used to Love H.E.R.
Episode 12 - I Used to Love H.E.R. This episode is an ode to Gwen's first love, Hip Hop. Gwen has a full house (apartment) with Mr. ATL, aka Ismael Abdusalaam, her boo thing, Bob, and sister Brooke Lynn. Listen to us politic about Lauryn Hill, Jamaican men, female hip hop artists, the evolution of hip hop over the past 40 years, the rise of producers and decline of lyricism and wordplay, whether or not the South killed hip hop, comparing the Golden Age hip hop era to Motown, what happened to NY hip hop, Tekashi 6-9, Macklemore, G-Eazy, Mos Def, Kanye, etc.
1 hr 28 min
May 7, 2018
Episode 11: ATL meets Brooklyn
Episode 11: ATL meets Brooklyn. This week Gab with Gwen goes from a trifecta to a quadfecta! Our esteemed guest and long-time friend, Mr. Ismael Abdusalaam, joins Gwen from the ATL along with my sister Brooke Lynn and beau, Bob. Listen to us go down the rabbit hole of taboo sexual experiences and discuss the Cosby verdict/reactions, R. Kelly, and other sexually and racially-charged subjects.
1 hr 4 min
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 10: Beware of False Prophets
Episode 10: Beware of False Prophets. The long-awaited and highly anticipated MVPs get together to gab with Gwen. Kimmie and Slim come through to Chateau Gwen to discuss people watching, getting drunk in your 30s, more taboo sexy talk, Fifty Shades of Grey, societal beauty standards and dating amongst other things.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 4, 2018
Episode 9 - Been Around the World
Episode 9 - Been (All) Around the World. Joy comes by to gab with Gwen about young love, more college stories, study abroad in Europe, working in Asia, Miami and Mexico madness, a wild ex-boyfriend, being married with children and Joy's OG mom! Another trip down memory lane to get to know the life and times of Gwen!
1 hr 6 min
Mar 22, 2018
Episode 8 - Bob Speaks
Episode 8 - Bob Speaks. Our second male guest, Bob, joins Gwen to gab about the dates they've been on, the running theme of pegging on GwG, golden age hip hop and the rise of the South, a man's perspective on the female O and defining the right pace a relationship should take. As always, Parental Discretion Advised. NSFW.
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 7 - You in Danger Girl!
Episode 7 - You in Danger Girl! Kimmie is back to gab with Gwen about equality in dating, sexy talk, awkward dates, signs from the universe, and sexual fetishes. NSFW. Parental Discretion Advised.
Mar 2, 2018
Episode 5 - Call Tyrone (REMIX)
Episode 5 - Call Tyrone (REMIX). Parental Discretion Advised. Tyrone comes through to re-record episode 5 with Gwen and take a trip down memory lane. Listen to Gwen and Tyrone discuss confessions part 2, life choices, the correlation between good looks and bedroom skills, interracial dating and dating etiquette amongst other random topics.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 6 - ABW aka Angry Black Woman
Episode 6 - ABW aka Angry Black Woman. Listen to Gwen, her cousin Gail, and friend, August, discuss the wealth disparity of Black college grads, upward mobility in the Black community, challenges the working poor face, the conundrum and catch 22 of diversity and inclusion, white privilege, black leadership and the unwritten rules.
Feb 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Keep Hope Alive (Bonus Episode)
Bonus Track! Episode 4 - Keep Hope Alive. Parental Discretion Advised AGAIN! Gwen's friend Angie comes by for daytime libations and chat about episodes 1 and 2, deep penetration, the female O, pegging (again), open relationships, cheating, marriage rules of engagement, proposals, raising strong Black men and dating updates.
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 3 - Confessions
Episode 3 - Confessions. Parental Discretion Advised. Another grown and sexy episode. Slim is back to gab with Gwen about feedback from our first episode, the female orgasm revisited, singles mingles, short men, karaoke, hot guys, old men, making friends and recent dates.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 13, 2018
Episode 2 - Gas Station Flowers
Grown and Sexy Episode 2 - Parental Discretion Advised. Gwen and Kim discuss recent online dating experiences, sexting, the female orgasm, faking it, bedroom boundaries, older men, signs, destiny, fate and Valentine's Day!
Feb 5, 2018
Episode 1 - Still Living Single
Gwen and Slim kick off the New Year with episode 1 of #gabwithgwen. We talk New Year's Eve, cougars and cubs, online dating apps, sperm donation, old eggs, black women and marriage statistics, interracial dating and celebrate MLK Day!
1 hr 2 min