FriendsLikeUs
FriendsLikeUs
Oct 7, 2020
Stand Up Comedy And Healing Spaces
1 hr 26 min

Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby stopped stand-up comedy in its tracks with her multi award winning show, Nanette, which played to sold out houses in Australia, the UK and New York. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy win, took Nanette (and Hannah) to the world. Hannah’s difficult second album (which was also her eleventh solo show) was named Douglas after her dog. Hannah walked Douglas around the world, selling out the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Opera House in Sydney and the Kennedy Center in DC, a sit down run in New York and shows across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  Douglas was an Emmy nominated smash hit, moving beyond the trauma at the centre of Nanette and instead letting the world see the view from Hannah’s brain – one that sees the world differently but with breathtaking clarity. The show covered Hannah’s autism diagnosis, cleared up some confusion regarding a penguin, lectured some great masters, and saw the patriarchy needled with various levels of vigour. Douglas is available throughout the world on Netflix, recorded in Los Angeles. Hannah has done plenty of other things over the course of more than a decade in comedy, but that will do for now.

Lisa Renee Pitts is an actress with many credits to her name. Her off-Broadway and Regional Theater credits include The Father (Pasadena Playhouse) starring Alfred Molina, Tiny Beautiful Things and Doubt (Portland Center Stage / Critics Circle Award) A Raisin in the Sun (Virginia Stage Company / NAACP Theater Award Nominee), Intimate Apparel (San Diego Rep / Critics Circle Award), and more. On Broadway she appeared in the Tony nominated play Sweat by Lynn Nottage. On film and television she’s taken on roles and projects like Dr. Dre’s mother, Verna, in Straight Outta Compton (Dir. F. Gary Gray)  True to the Game 1 & 2 (Dirs. Preston Whitmore & Jamal Hill); Baselines (Dir Nate Parker) XX (Dir. Karyn Kusama); and Her (Dir. Spike Jones).  And up next, Lisa will appear in Stephen King's "The Stand" based on his best selling novel starring Whoopi Goldberg. As a multi-award winning narrator Lisa has narrated well over 100 audiobooks spanning all genres. Lisa holds a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. LisaReneePitts.com "victory"

Keisha Zollar is a writer-actress-comedienne who is a writer on Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh. She's previously been staffed as the Writing Supervisor at Busy Tonight and as a writer on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central.  In addition, her comedy group Astronomy Club had a sketch show on Netflix and a digital series with Comedy Central (Vulture Best New Comedy Series 2018). As an actor Keisha has been seen on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Comedy Central, Nightcap, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, CollegeHumor, TVLand, FunnyorDie, IAF.tv, AboveAverage, MSNBC, MTV, and UCBComedy. As an actress, Keisha played the role of Sarah in Believe Her, a short about the moments after sexual assault. She has been featured by Glamour magazine, Fast Company, Paste magazine, etc, and has written for Bitch Flicks, FemSplain, and more.​

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf

QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep. 96 Ain't Gone Move Without Spirit ft. @itsjujubae
*NOTE* Nikeeta’s computer is raggedy so unfortunately there’s a popping sound in her audio. Please forgive her! I tried to fix it but alas... Nikeeta is solo on this episode...well, kinda. She gives an update about a campaign in upstate NY to provide justice for a Black trans woman, Chanel Hines who’s one of the QueerWOC’s of the week. The other queerwoc of the week is none other than Juju (@itsjujubae) from A Little Juju podcast. Money has a FANTASTIC interview/conversation with Juju that you absolutely do not want to miss! Nikeeta rounds out the show taking a turn at the Tumblr cake questions. It’s no surprise that her answers and Money’s answers are wildly different. Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album Portalz here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:11:26 Support Chanel Hines a Black trans woman who’s fighting for her life here in upstate New York. https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-help-for-chanel-hines draiser is organized by the Geneva Women's Assembly in conjunction with Chanel's family. Juju Juju’s website: https://www.itsjujubae.com/ Social Media accounts: Twitter and Instagram @itsjujubae & @alittlejujupodcast Community Contributors 00:27:04 New patrons: Veornique, Kandace upped their pledge Cash App: M. Martinez, Dan Borders are fake shoutouts - Wautoma, WI / San Antonio, TX / Federal Way, WA / Hanoi Vietnam/ Port au Prince, Haiti Aviva! Mental Moment with Money 00:31:01 No Mental Moment w/ Money this week but check out last episode’s moment on ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Word 00:31:45 No word this week but Nikeeta has a question for listeners about a topic she wants to do for next episode. Topic 00:34:20 Money’s Interview with Juju! Nov. 19 7pm - 9pm Hoodoo 101 Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoodoo-101-w-juju-bae-tickets-124687376299 Support Juju on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jujubae Juju’s Booklist that Money mentions: https://www.itsjujubae.com/book-list Topic II 01:43:49 It’s Nikeeta’s turn to take a stab at the Tumblr Cake questions. How on earth does she manage to work Luther Vandross into these damn questions?
1 hr 57 min
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
#272 The Forty Year Old Version
Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up! On this episode… Grown ass women on film, our homegirl Lacresha Berry joins us as we review the Netflix film 40 year old version, talk about the politics of being grown with no kids (there are politics, we promise!) Black New York, sex and mad other sh!t. This week’s hotlist - Afro’s and Audio festival was lit. That 30 for 30 list is complete trash. Big Toni Morrison energy, Posse scholarships, struggle porn, Charm City Kings and Black New York in black and white. From hiphop to headwraps, and everything in between. Creative gatekeepers, the MTA, teenagers shooting their shot, and much much more... SPONSOR Good Neighbor www.goodneighbor.care 855-355-7001 EPISODE TIMESTAMPS Libations: 5:06 Donation libations: 8:52 Affirmations: 11:05 The Forty Year Old Version: 15:16 Sh!t we liked 20:40 Sh!t we thought was meh 45:07 Is 30 under 30 toxic? 58:52 Dealing with parents & mortality 1:07:44 Happily single and childless but then… 1:13:44 Dating 1:23:30 Toxic white rooms 1:25:51 Black Trauma Porn & media 1:37:08 Grown and trying new sh!t 1:44:28 Tweet us while you listen! #teawithqj @teawithqj and add #podin on twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast! Link up with Berry on the socials and check out her website: Website http://www.berryandconyc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lacresha.berry/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSoE0E0fgskUIJiU-QBr-g Twitter: https://twitter.com/berryandcompany Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/berryandco/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@berryandco?lang=en OUR WEBSITE www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES teawithqueenandj@gmail.com DONATE www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2 How to continue support for the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/ Queen’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CXV9ZDWZ3PP9?ref_=wl_share J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm Send us snail mail: Tea with Queen and J. P.O. Box 1617 229 East 85th Street New York, NY 10028 NOTES & EXTRA TEA Follow Afros and Audio on instagram https://www.instagram.com/afrosandaudio/ Listen to Radha Blank explain why she decided on a black and white movie on Raging Gracefully podcast. Convo begins at the 22:25 mark: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raging-gracefully-presents-conversation-radha-blank/id1416778670?i=1000495851044 This week’s hashtag: #40YearOldVersion #FYOV #FortyYearOldVersion This week’s closing clip features Rahda Blank's rapping debut in The 40 Year Old Version https://www.netflix.com/title/80231356 This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women. Opening song by Ohene Cornelius Segment music by Chad Milner
1 hr 57 min
A Little Juju Podcast
A Little Juju Podcast
Juju
Ep. 58 Surrender to the Orisa (w/ @BrujaBanton)
Hoodoo Hussy Conjure Enterprises provides spiritual care using plant medicine and African American traditional religious practices. Owner and CEO, Hoodoo Hussy, makes all of her offerings herself, and many of them using plants from her urban garden. She sells an array of spiritual products such as condition oils, cleansing water, incense, spiritual bath, and floor wash. To learn more, please visit her website at www.hoodoohussy.com. Use code 'FREESHIPALJ' for free shipping on your order over $50. That’s www.hoodoohussy.com. IG:@hoodoohussy Podcast Intro Beat:  IG: @Nihlis Audio Engineer: Kobe Guilford @Kobewtheshot In this episode of A Little Juju Podcast Juju interviews Iya Osudara @brujabanton aka the spiritual bath lady! Iya really breaks down all the initiation, Isese, and spirituality questions you’ve been wondering about (especially the ones that come up on Spiritual twitter). We talk transitioning from Christianity to Orisha tradition as a first generation Jamaican, the power of surrendering to the journey to get your blessings, and why she doesn’t like love readings! Connect with Iya Osundara IG: @_brujabanton Twitter: @brujabanton Website: https://iyalodescorner.com/ Sign up for Hoodoo 101 with Juju https://t.co/y9I0M2tBjP?amp=1 Donations Make a Monthly donation of $3 or more to A Little Juju Podcast www.patreon.com/jujubae Paypal: thejujubae@gmail.com Cash app: $itsjujubae Venmo: itsjujubae Hit me up on my site for bookings, media, and site contact! http://www.itjsjujubae.com Social media FB: jujubae twitter/ig: itsjujubae Ig:alittlejujupodcast Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChdkuM13q--coEGNtIO7feQ?view_as=subscriber
1 hr 28 min
Black Frasier
Black Frasier
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe & Stephanie Beatriz Get Real About Family
It's the holidays, y'all, so that means eating lots of carbs, hopefully a niece pressie aka present or two, and of course, family. All families are unique with their own set of quirks, flaws, magic, and stress. Therefore, it only makes sense that during this holiday season, Phoebe talks about the family of it all. And she's thrilled to be joined in the studio with star of "Brooklyn Nine Nine," and the upcoming film "In The Heights" Stephanie Beatriz. She is so open, vulnerable, and funny. It's a wonderful and powerful conservation. Plus, as always, we answer some audience questions. Enjoy, you gois!!! Stephanie Beatriz's Details: INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3nQMFcQ FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/33blW2N TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2Hxtu8m Sponsor (That's Right!): Bolden USA We have a 20% off coupon for our listeners (Code: BF20) valid on www.boldenusa.com WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/36jHMSb INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Ic8ILX FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3n7MCc1 TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3pkMlVl #StephanieBeatriz  #PhoebeRobinson #BlackFrasier #BrooklynNine-Nine --- SUBSCRIBE to get the latest Black Frasier Episodes: YouTube: https://bit.ly/33yXkBX Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3a787Vd Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33FG1PA Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/33B9Gt9 Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2F241SS iHeart: https://ihr.fm/3kkY8Ah Pandora: https://pdora.co/31z7Ru6 Deezer: https://bit.ly/3gFwpYN Connect with Phoebe Online at: Visit the Phoebe Robinson WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/3kxHrlo Like Phoebe Robinson FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3fCjnKg Follow @PhoebeRobinson on TWITTER: https://bit.ly/33DParN Follow Phoebe Robinson on INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3a5xVAT Follow Black Frasier on INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/31pKiUC -- About Black Frasier: BLACK FRASIER. It is - SURPRISE! - an interview-advice hybrid show hosted by a black person (ahem, me: Pheebs!) who has never seen an episode of FRASIER despite having a white boyfriend. #WeAllContainMultitudes. Moving on. Since I’m known amongst friends to dole out solicited (and unsolicited) life advice, I wanna spend each week - with a celeb guest - helping y’all handle your probs. #OliviaPope #MoreLikeOliviaDope #MomJoke. ANYWAY, the world is a continuous dumpster fire and the goal of this poddie is to make you laugh, think, and feel hopeful for our future.
1 hr 19 min
Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
Josie Duffy Rice Has The Blueprint
Alicia Garza is joined this week by journalist and activist, Josie Duffy Rice. Duffy Rice is the President of _The Appeal_, as well as co-host of the podcast, _Justice in America_. Garza and Duffy Rice discuss the Blueprint for A Safer and More Just America, a comprehensive framework for national criminal justice reform. Plus, Garza is back with her round-up of all things good and awful from this past week. Josie Duffy Rice on Twitter & Instagram Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. Her forthcoming book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House) will be published on October 20, 2020, and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
42 min
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check
4: Why Are People Poor?
This week, your co-hosts Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren get personal. Melissa’s Grandma Rosa lived and worked in poverty in the Jim Crow south. She was a seamstress who suffered from arthritis, and she made tremendous personal sacrifices to ensure her twin sons, William and Wesley, could go to college (https://books.google.com/books?id=BPpYDAS_oUUC&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=genius+twins+richmond+ebony+1960&source=bl&ots=8Jq0FvY6_4&sig=SHqA3DZb2_YeamIE5vr8PudHjxs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6wKafuunYAhVJymMKHWZ6Ce4Q6AEIKzAB%23v=onepage&q=genius%2520twins%2520richmond%2520ebony%25201960&f=false#v=onepage&q=genius%2520twins%2520richmond%2520ebony%25201960&f=false) and create a legacy of achievement and activism. (https://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/fifty-years-later-my-father-and-uncle-msna154681) Her story is inspiring, but why did she have to make the choice between personal comfort and her children’s future? Dorian’s grandmother also grew up poor on the south side of Chicago. Born in the midst of the 1919 Race Riot (https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/tom-dispatch-1919-taught-us-womens-voting-rights-immigration-racism/) and growing up during the Great Depression, she taught him to “earn a nickel, save 2 cents,” proving that while she certainly needed more money, she did not need the kind of “financial literacy” programs that many think tanks and philanthropies put forward as a solution to poverty. These were resilient, forward-thinking women—but they still struggled with poverty. That leads Melissa and Dorian to ask the guiding question for this episode: “Why are people poor?” Why does the richest country in the world still tolerate millions of our neighbors living in poverty? And why is it so rare to hear—in the media, in the boardrooms of philanthropies, in the halls of power in Washington, D.C.—from the people who are experiencing poverty? To answer all these questions and more, we turn to our experts. Aisha Nyandoro, Chief Executive Officer of Springboard To Opportunities (http://springboardto.org) talked with System Check about the Magnolia Mother’s Trust (http://springboardto.org/index.php/blog/story/introducing-the-magnolia-mothers-trust) . The Trust is the first guaranteed income project in the country to focus explicitly on racial and gender justice. Magnolia Mother's Trust gives $1,000 a month, with no strings attached, to extremely low income black women living in federally subsidized affordable housing. Nyandoro began the program in 2018 as a small pilot with just 20 women in Jackson, Mississippi. Today there are 110 women receiving $1,000 a month for a full year, and the results are pretty amazing. This week’s Final Word is offered by Tiana Gaines-Turner. Despite working as the Housing Stabilization Specialist at Eddie’s House (https://eddieshouse.org) in Philadelphia, this wife and mom still struggles with poverty, housing instability and food insecurity. In her final word this week, Gaines-Turner explains why she and others in her community should be at the policy-making table (https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/week-poverty-expert-testimony-tianna-gaines-turner/) . “Nothing about us, without us” is her lesson for System Check. We hope that after listening to our guests this week, you feel inspired to transform analysis into action. Here is this week’s System Checklist. Fight for 15: Set a monthly reminder on your calendar—let’s say the 15th of every month, or any day that works for you. Each month, on that date, call or email your senators (https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm) and your representative in Congress (https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative) . Urge them to increase the federal minimum wage to $15/ hour. Get your family, friends, and social media contacts involved. Let them know, “Every month, on the 15th, we are going to demand 15!” Make sure you follow and support the Fight for 15 (https://fightfor15.org) . Give Locally: Take a small step to make an immediate impact in your local community. If you have the financial resources, set up a recurring monthly contribution to your community foodbank. (https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank) As little as $10 a month can make a big difference. While you are at it, find out if your employer will match your contribution. (https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1799) Many companies will double, or even triple, charitable contributions made by their employees. Act Locally: If you are ready, consider taking an even bigger step in your local community. Find ways to get involved with families who are experiencing poverty, hunger or homelessness. Contact your local department of social services, your United Way, (https://www.unitedway.org) the homeless liaison at your local school, or your religious organization to find out where the need is in your community to identify how your time and talents can contribute to a more fair and just system. Water the Grassroots: If you’re really ready to commit to this work, join a local grassroots community organization fighting to upend the system of poverty on which our country, and especially the 1%, depend. Join or support efforts to unionize. Support collective efforts in your workplace, support friends and family who are organizing, and vote for candidates and policies that give workers more voice and power. Make a personal pledge to “show up” in solidarity for someone else’s fight at least 5 times in 2021--whether a town hall, a digital rally, or contacting your local elected officials, especially for folks who are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of a disastrous health and economic crisis. As always, we welcome your additions to our Checklist! Use our Twitter (https://twitter.com/SystemCheckPod) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SystemCheckPod/) pages to add your comments, suggested actions, and organizations to support. System Check is a project of The Nation magazine, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren and produced by Sophia Steinert-Evoy. Support for System Check comes from Omidyar Network, a social change venture that is reimagining how capitalism should work. Learn more about their efforts to recenter our economy around individuals, community, and societal well-being at Omidyar.com (http://omidyar.com/) . Our executive producer is Frank Reynolds. DD Guttenplan is Editor of The Nation, Erin O’Mara is President of The Nation. Our theme music is by Brooklyn-based artist and producer Jachary (https://jachary.bandcamp.com/) .  Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe.
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