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50 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Secrets and Shoutouts: Part 4
On the much awaited season finale the girls decide to get nostalgic and reminisce on their former love affairs. The episode has everything, from bold confessions to harrowing heartbreak. As your exam finals come to an end and you’re looking to kill some time over the holidays join your podcast besties in a juicy conversation on love, romance and everything in between. And when you finish this episode, go through the season again, cause you know these girls love their long breaks between seasons. ****ELIMINATION OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FROM ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM INFO*** Petitions and telephone/email templates found at: https://linktr.ee/albertastudentonlineprotest Stay informed with: https://instagram.com/albertastudentcurriculum?igshid=5508arvrssv6
57 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
“Hey God, Been A Minute”
“Hey God, Been a Minute” As season 2 comes close to an end, Mercy and Lydia bring back guest extraordinaire, Abel and invite local comedian Neb to discuss all things faith. The group tackles the question “Why is it hard to stay consistent with God?” and get to the bottom of their personal roadblocks. When trying to understanding why you feel spiritually stuck and identifying how to push past the relapses, it can be helpful to talk it out with a friend. So tune into this episode and join the conversation. You’re lin good company.
72 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
"This Is Not What I Ordered"
On this week's dose of DEADASS existentialism, the girls and their guest (the ridiculously nice) Fatme share their views on the concept of satisfaction. "Is it possible to ever be satisfied in life?" and "Do our high expectations set us up for disappointment?" are just a couple of questions tackled in this episodes as the trio discuss the impending quarter-life crisis that awaits new graduates. Lydia brings the pessimism, Mercy brings the rationality and Fatme brings the sunshine and insight. What more could you want from your favourite amateur podcast? P.S The real ones will listen to WHOLE episode for some bonus content ***ETHIOPIAN EMERGENCY INFO Donate to: Donate@ethiocanadians.org Stay informed with: https://instagram.com/jp4ethiopia?igshid=rw66p4b2jrlz
68 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
"Not Tryna Be Emo"
On this week's episode, Mercy and Lydia alongside their guest Danny tackle the question "Is vulnerability a beautiful thing or a dangerous thing?" The trio peel back all the layers, sharing their thoughts on the difference between honesty and vulnerability, when and to whom should you open up to and if it's possible to maintain meaningful connections without opening up. Whether you're that friend who never opens up or never shuts up this episode is for you, so get in your feels and have a listen.
56 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
"Never Made You Proud"
In the final episode of the Immigrant Parent - Child Dynamic series, Mercy and Lydia finish their conversation with Rome and it does not disappoint. The girls asks questions every minority child has thought at some point like: "do you know how much pressure you put on us??" and "how come you've never used our names and the word "proud" in the same sentence???" Rome answers truthfully with a wee bit of shade that is all too familiar. The girls and their guest share how they feel children and their parents are to reconcile the past and move forward, hopeful that this episode and the other parts of the series play a part. If you haven't listen to the other three episodes in the series be sure to check them out and then listened to them again. Emotional unpacking is advised*** Part 1: "They Tried Their Best" (S2. ep. 5) // Part 2: "Half Child for Life" (S2. ep 6) // Part 3: "Y'all Are Loosey Goosey" (S2. ep 8)
59 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
“Y’all Are Loosey Goosey”
Mercy and Lydia are back with the “Immigrant Parent/Child Dynamic” series, this time with special guest, drum roll please.... Lydia’s mom!!! Tune in to listen to Rome’s honest and hilarious take on what it means to uproot one’s life for the sake of their kids. The hosts and their guest explore all the experiences that shape a parent’s expectations, aspirations and fears when it comes to raising their children. If your parents were never pleased with a grade lower than an A+ this episode is for you. Better yet, have a listen with your parents for a delightful rehashing of childhood trauma.
49 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
"In Our Feels"
This episode is dedicated to George Floyd (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020), Breonna Taylor (June 5 1993 - March 13 2020) and to many others.
38 minutes | May 15, 2020
"Half Child for Life"
Following up from the last episode, Mercy, Lydia and Sam continue with their second generation discussion and get oh so personal. The group share their personal highs and lows with their parents. While the group doesn’t sugarcoat the identity crisis they all endured or the challenges of finding their voice they also take time to break down the upside of being raised by immigrant parents. You may laugh or cry, so grab a Kleenex and have a listen.
39 minutes | May 8, 2020
"They Tried Their Best"
From live audience to featured guest, Sam Teka has moved up on DEADASS and drops a lot of knowledge on this week’s episode. The trio tackle the question “How has having immigrants parents shaped you?” and you may find that the conversation hits close to home. Part 1 touches on a lot from growing up in two worlds, second generation guilt and the road to gratitude and compassion for our parents. Tune in with your friends or your parents and watch out for part 2.
75 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
"Do You Wanna Join Media?”
On this week’s episode, Mercy, Lydia, Yoni and Sam Meko delve into the misconceptions of serving in ministry. “Is serving in the Church necessary for Christians?” and “What does it look like to walk away from ministry?” are just a couple of questions the group tackle as they talk on the often sugarcoated topic. The crew gets real, confessing their ups and downs with Church responsibilities and share how they’ve come to define servitude. If you don’t care about any of this, tune in to listen to why Sam Meko had to quit his job. You won’t regret it.
45 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
“It’s Not You, It’s Me”
On part 2 of the “how do you monitor your self growth?” conversation, the girls continue to discuss the ins and outs of introspectiveness and can’t help but take the conversation to church. The hosts and guests break down the role spirituality plays when it comes to deciding to change and following through with it. This episode will have you shout “PREACH IT PREACHER,” if you’re Christian and might have you think twice even if you’re not. So what are you waiting for? Hit that play button.
35 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
“That’s Just Who I Am”
“How do you monitor self-growth?” is the question tackled on this week’s instalment of DEADASS. In a time when everyone and their mama posts self-empowering captions and “woke” quotes, the hosts, alongside guests Christine and Fifi breakdown what self-accountability really looks like. The benefits, potential pitfalls and everything in between. Whether your in denial about your flaws or a little too aware, you’re gonna want to have a listen.
37 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
“Out Of Second Chances”
Throwing it back to season 1, the girls drop part 2 of the “She grown now” episode featuring the insightful Elisa. In this episode the girls continue with their healthy boundaries conversation, focusing on what that looks like within a friendship, getting especially rowdy when discussing the age-old question, ‘Can guys and girls be just friends?’ What the episode lacks in length it makes up for in laughs so quit playing and click PLAY.
59 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
"I Got Trust Issues"
Bruised egos, betrayal and self-confidence are the central themes of this week’s episode as it revolves around the interesting question, “What’s worst, not being able to trust others or trust yourself?” Lyds and Merc are joined by the adorable and wildly wise Berhanu (Kebede??) brothers Joseph and David and thank God for that. As the group discusses trust issues and the importance of trusting your gut, we soon discover who’s still butt hurt over petty drama and who has developed the skills to navigate adult friendships maturely. Tune in to laugh at the hosts’ expense and to learn the Berhanu (Kebede??) way of forgiveness.
63 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
DEADASS takes on Calgary in the season’s first, guest starred episode. Joel the Superfan and Ebe the Notorious Critic join the girls to discuss the relationship between how we talk and how we relate to God and people. The kids talk about swearing, gossiping and roast culture, exploring why people are more acceptable of the latter and uncomfortable with the former. Ebe drops big words and memorable quotes, Joel asks the important questions and the girls hum and nod so make sure to have a pen and paper when you tune in. Also if you need more Ebe in your life be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel at Ebenezer Belayneh.
33 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Secrets and Shoutouts: Part 3
After what feels like a year long hiatus, your favourite dysfunctional duo is back with all the sarcasm and mediocrity of the first season. As a follow up of the last season's finale, in this episode the girls finish the never ending conversation of how they became friends. As per usual, it's filled with laughing fits, incoherent sentences and a reasonable amount of tension. Stay tuned for the rest of season 2 and if you're new to the DEADASS family check out season 1.
42 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Secrets and Shoutouts: Part 2
On this week's episode, Lyds and Merc close out season 1 by answering the question everyone wants answered: how did they become friends? *hint hint* they don't really know themselves. Make sure to listen as both girls give their side to the story of how this great friendship began including the part when they swerved each other for 3 years! Lastly, it's the last episode of the season so listen as the girls shoutout of their exec team who helped make DEADASS what it was. And if you're looking to for bomb new job, they're hiring new exec team members for Season 2! Make sure to email DEADASS@gmail.com and enjoy the fruits of a job with zero pay and benefits!!
51 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
"She grown now"
On this week’s episode Mercy and Lydia are joined by Elisa and tackle the slippery slope known as “setting healthy boundaries”. In part 1 of a 3 part series, the girls focus on the parent-child dynamic and what it means to balance parental expectations with personal needs for freedom. Are you ever seen as adult by your parents? How do you know it’s time to move out? These are just a couple of questions tackled in this episode and trust, you’re not gonna wanna miss out. *Part 2 and 3 dropping next season. For all you true DEADASS fans, don’t stress, the wait will be worth it :)
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
“It’s time to cut it”
On this week’s instalment of DEADASS, Lydia and Mercy are accompanied by the bromance that is Nate and Marco. The question at hand is “At what point do you let a friendship go?” and the discussion is more divided than ever. In spite of the boys’ random giggle breaks, the conversation prevails and is even funny at a couple of points. On a real note though, they drop some pointers on how to decide if the friendship is worth fighting for. The hosts and their guests may or may not be friends by the end of the episode. Have a listen to find out.
45 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
"Uni ain't all bad"
On this week's (less emo) episode, the girls are back with part 2 of the university experience discussion and are singing a different tune. This time around, they explore the upsides to post-secondary and explore how pushing through to the finish line benefited them. Whether you've graduated or not you're gonna wanna listen. And if you don't care about uni, Mercy talks about her toes and Lydia whines about her high school experience so there's something for everyone. Oh also, #natiwedsadaim.
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