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12 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Episode 7: Digging into deeper issues in the LGBTQ Community
In this episode we discuss issues in the LGBTQ community that are not addressed more often in the mainstream media. My guest this week, joins the conversation to shed some light on these issues. In addition, he shares his experience with "coming out" to his parents as a teenager and the awkward, yet funny stories that came along with that experience. Hit that play button, and indulge yourself in some BLUNT TALK!
18 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
Episode 6 : Interview with author/child advocate
I sat down with author, child advocate, and self proclaimed "mommialist" (Instagram: @_chasidy.) She shared her story of being a young 17-year old mother and turning her struggle into a passion that motivated her to write her very first children's book "Sometimes I live in the Sky." She shared her anxiety with creating a product and putting herself out there creatively. If you are a young parent, this is an interview that will inspire and motivate you to tap into your own passion. And not allow yourself to let go of your dreams because you have had a child at a young age. "Sometimes I live in the Sky" Available January 1, 2019 for purchase via Instagram: @_chasidy . Follow her blog for child development tips: mommialist.wordpress.com/
24 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
Episode 5: Millennials: The Uncrowned Kings of our World
In this episode we discuss the road blocks that plague the millenial generation. In addition, we touch on the often overlooked impact that the millennial generation has had on society over the past two decades. We are responsible for the election of the first African American President Barack Obama, and we are regarded as the most ethnic and diverse generation to ever live. We also touched the topic of immigration, referring to the new Netflix documentary "Out of Many, One." A documentary that follows the lives of undocumented immigrants who currently have their green card and are awaiting citizenship. Indulge in some BLUNT TALK, and lets continue to strive to expand our thinking beyond the four walls of our mind!
20 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Episode 4: Domestic Abuse: Why Men are Left in the Dark.
According to the Center for Disease Control 40% of men experience domestic violence at one point in their lives or another. While we understand that domestic violence against any person is unacceptable, men are the most under protected and under represented group of people in regard to this issue. In this episode we discuss how gender plays a pivotal role in how we perceive domestic abuse. In addition, we discuss how these gender stereotypes actually are the catalyst that has kept this issue growing steadily for decades. Indulge yourself in some BLUNT TALK, and lets raise awareness and become apart of the solution. A solution that will encourage more healthy and fulfilling relationships. As well as empowering men to think and live beyond gender restraints.
21 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
Episode 3 - Ethnic/Cultural Costumes: How far is too far?
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! During this time of year we get to see so many creative costumes and decorations. Halloween is the time of year where everyone gets to live as someone else for a day. However, some people choose to imitate other cultures and ethnicities in an irreverent fashion. Today we discuss the issue of cultural/ethnic costumes and what it means to represent another culture tastefully. What is your take on cultural/ethnic costumes?
20 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
Episode 2: Anxiety: The Silent Killer
Lets be honest for a second, we have all experienced anxiety at one point in time or another. Have you ever had your mom tell you "wait on the line I have to go grab another can a beans because they are 4 for $1 and I only have 3 cans?" She storms off, there is only 1 person ahead of you in line and everything begins to move in slow motion as your mind races through all the possibilities of how this could go wrong, and now you are going to get stuck with a line of people behind you cursing you out for holding up the line? YUP! that is anxiety! In this episode we talk about the issue of anxiety including what it is, its many forms, and a few practical yet helpful tips to help us tame this internal beast we call anxiety.
34 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Episode 1: Sexuality: How it influences our lives.
In his very first episode of "Blunt Talk," Alvin chats with actress Maria about sexuality and how it influences our lives. Why do we follow gender roles? Why don't we hold men to the same standards that we hold women when it comes to dating? Same sex equality is gaining recognition in countries that are known for their more conservative and religious worldview. Does this indicate a shift in the worlds perception on same sex relations? Indulge yourself in an honest conversation about sexuality from both a male and female perspective. What are your thoughts on these issues?
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