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Writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of current events, pop culture, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities.

Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas, digital activist April Reign, Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds, blogger Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, YouTube sensation Evelyn From The Internets, celebrity chefs Trap Kitchen, Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of An Asian Guy, and many more.

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Dear Summer (Feat. Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances & Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast) (Jun 5th, 2018)

Intro By Amanda Seales & Brian Alexander Morgan
Music By Jonny May, JP Soundz, & Marcel

Summer is imminent and with it comes timely vacations, impromptu pool parties, and the triumphant return of sundresses. But lost in all the fun in the sun are the countless non-profit organizations sprinkled throughout the country that keep our communities thriving. So we're joined by Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances to discuss the important roles that non-profits occupy within our communities,...

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An Extraordinary Mother's Day Tribute: I Love My Momma (Feat. The Queens Who Raised Us) (May 8th, 2018)

Intro by Naarai Michele
Outro by Langston Hughes

Get your kleenex ready. For our annual Mother's Day Blackstravaganza, our mothers (!!!!!!!) join us to discuss the many challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made, and even delve into some of their regrets and missteps in raising each of us. Additionally, we learn who's responsible for Alex's obsession with Janet Jackson, we unveil Jay's sordid cross-dressing past, and you'll get a bit more insight into just how we grew up to become Extrao...

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Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor) (May 2nd, 2018)

Intro by DJ Suede The Remix God

Music By Marcelmakesmusic, Beatkowski, and Vincent Alexander.

Don't know anything about cryptocurrency? Guess what? We don't either. So we invited Lamar Wilson, the mastermind behind blockchain company Hijro and the instructor of the Black Business School’s popular “Welcome to Cryptocurrency 101” course, to put us up on game. Additionally, Kanye lost his damn mind, Alex could use some extra gravy, and will Jay be watching football again this season?

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My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color) (Apr 11th, 2018)

Intro by Durand Bernarr.

Music provided by Heartbreaker, Theo Fill Us, and Beatowski. 

We're a day late and a dollar short, but hopefully we made up for it by bringing along James Bland of the Emmy-nominated, smash hit web series "Giants" and Creators of Color founder and celebrity photographer Elton Anderson Jr. We discuss their viral Instagram antics, how friendship is a form of self-care, how photography and film became their creative outlets, and how their brotherhood has propelled their ...

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Once Upon A Live SXSW Episode (Recorded Live On SXSW's Live Podcast Stage) (Re-Release) (Mar 27th, 2018)

Almost a year ago to the day, we checked off an item on our bucket list when we made history as one of the first podcasts to ever perform live at SXSW. So to commemorate this momentous occasion, we're revisiting this episode so that our new listeners can enjoy this moment and our listeners who've been rolling with us from the jump can see how far we've come. 

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We'll Name This Podcast Later (Mar 13th, 2018)

Music provided by Michael Trapson, Marcel, & Ghost Beats.

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Let's Go To Therapy (Feat. Tonja Renée Stidhum & Shamira Ibrahim) (Feb 28th, 2018)

In a unique take on our Writers Symposium series, writers Tonja Renée Stidhum (Blavity, Shadow & Act, The Root, etc.) and Shamira Ibrahim (Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, etc.) explore their ongoing journeys with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and mental illness. They bravely detail how they sought the support of their friends and family members, how each of them chose their therapists, and what gave them the will to carry on even in their darkest hours. 

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An Extraordinary Black Panther Review (Feat. J of Tea With Queen & J and Law Ware) (Feb 20th, 2018)

After its record breaking $235 million opening, you damn right we have much to discuss about this movie. Our favorite womanist race nerd J of Tea With Queen & J joins us and Law Ware makes his triumphant return as well to drop off his 2 cents. Enjoy. 

Artwork courtesy of @von.hall

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Back To The Motherland (Feat. Myra & Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries) (Feb 13th, 2018)

Since we’re days away from our legendary block party in Wakanda and our collective excitement about our African heritage is arguably stronger than ever before, we chopped it up with Myra and Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries. A married couple who grew tired of their monotonous life in America and decided to begin a new one in Simba’s backyard, The Motherland. They discuss the challenges of homeschooling their 5 year old son, the cultural differences they experienced in their new home, and...

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The Afterparty: "Welcome To Wakanda" (Feat. Law Ware) (Feb 9th, 2018)

Are you looking forward to Black Panther, but have no idea what the hell it's even about because you never read the comic book? Don't worry. We got you. Before Chadwick Boseman and company obliterate the box office, we're putting you up on everything you need to know prior to watching the movie. We break down the mythology of the Black Panther, the cultural signficance of Wakanda, who his cast of supporting characters are, what we're most looking forward to, and how the first big budget predo...

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The Forgotten Ones (Feat. Dallas Goldtooth) (Jan 30th, 2018)

Indigenous activist and environmental organizer Dallas Goldtooth joins us to discuss the struggle for people of color to remain hopeful in our society, his experiences on the front lines of the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota Access protests, the biggest sacrifice he's man as an activist, and the prevalence of anti-blackness in Indigenous communities. Additionally, Alex can't get to Essence Fest fast enough, Jay used to love H.E.R., and did do we have love for the Grammys or nah? 

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Bout My Business (Feat. Dave Anderson) (Jan 16th, 2018)

With our holiday hangover (and hiatus) out the way, we're back in business with Mr. Dave Anderson, aka The Business Bully, to discuss his groundbreaking Black Boys Win initiative, how his track record of success propelled him into entrepreneurship, why he refuses to wear suits, and how come Mr. T doesn't get his due as a revolutionary? Additionally, calling Alex a Nutella Queen might get you stomped out, never let Jay name your computer, and Combat Jack's legacy will live on forever. 

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Holiday Happiness (Feat. Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health) (Dec 19th, 2017)

The holidays aren't happy for everyone. So we're joined by psychotherapist Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health to discuss how factors like the winter weather, economic anxiety, and our current political climate adversely affect our mental health during the holidays, the importance of establishing healthy boundaries, and how to support your friends and family suffering from mental illness without losing yourself in the process. Additionally, Alex has fond memories of that LaFace Christma" albu...

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She's Gotta Have It (feat. Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim of Very Smart Brothas) (Dec 13th, 2017)

With The Internets abuzz after the debut of Spike Lee's update on his 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, we felt it was only right to assemble the homies to discuss the show's portrayal of modern love in gentrified Brooklyn. We're joined by writer and Editor-In-Chief of TheExtraordinaryNegroes.com Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim, contributor to Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, and other outlets, to unpack the Netflix series, whether its take on sexuality and polyamory reflec...

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Rebel Yellow (Feat. Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of An Asian Guy) (Dec 5th, 2017)

In one of our most insightful interviews to date, we chop it up with NextShark Editor-at-Large Ranier Maningding, better known as the mastermind behind the social media phenomenon The Love Life of An Asian Guy.

He dishes on how nearly every marginalized group adheres to the civil rights blueprints that Black people created, the responsibilities and loneliness that come with helming one of the only Asian-American platforms of its scale, how media whitewashing has impacted how Asian-Americans s...

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An Extraordinary Thanksgiving Dinner Draft (Feat. Law Ware) (Nov 21st, 2017)

If you thought fantasy football was serious, imagine replacing the NFL players in with your Thanksgiving menu. Which is exactly what the hell our hungry asses did. But did your Grandma's legendary mac and cheese make the cut? There's only one way to find out. Itis should separately. 

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The Afterparty: "A Love Letter To Black Veterans" (Feat. Richard Brookshire of Reparations Podcast) (Nov 9th, 2017)

We know, we know. It's been a minute since we hit ya'll with an Afterparty episode, but your prayers have been answered. So with Veterans Day on the horizon, we're joined by former combat medic and current Reparations Podcast co-host Richard Brookshire to deconstruct Obama’s military legacy, Richard's quest to maintain his Black identity despite his surroundings, the mistreatment of veterans by society as a whole, why Richard believes Micah Johnson was a martyr for racial justice, and how his...

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Heard It Through The Grapevine (Feat. Ashley Akunna of The Grapevine) (Nov 7th, 2017)

Once upon a time, Ashley Akunna was so discouraged by the absence of Black Millennial representation on television that she created a web series to do something about it. Now one of the most popular web series out, "The Grapevine" features some of your favorite game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals tackling the topics of today. And she joins us to discuss the importance of her platform, what she adds to the pantheon of Black women in media, and why we should stop blam...

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KweliTV & Chill (Feat. Deshuna Spencer of KweliTV) (Oct 23rd, 2017)

Netflix is great and all, but what ya'll know about the newly launched streaming media service KweliTV? We're joined by its founder, Deshuna Spencer, to discuss the necessity of this new platform, the trials and tribulations of owning and operating a 100% Black-owned business, and the importance of creating content that reflects our interests. Additionally, Alex has found his soulmate in Janet Jackson, invites to the cookout are still suspended indefinitely, and rape culture's gotta go.

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The Watermelon Woman (Feat. Cheryl Dunye of Queen Sugar) (Oct 10th, 2017)

We're baaaaaaack. And for those of you who can't wait for new episodes of Queen Sugar to return to your television sets, we picked the brain of Cheryl Dunye, one of the masterminds responsible for bringing this brilliant show to life. We discussed what's on the horizon for the Bordelons, her thoughts on queer representation in Hollywood, and why it's a beautiful time to be Black and well moisturized.

Additionally, Jay is in a giving mood, Alex would take a knee too, and Cardi B. usurping Tayl...

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