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Is This Seat Taken
79 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
CBD & Cannabis with Sue of Ranchera Familia
In this week's episode, we sit down with Sue of Ranchera Familia, a CBD farm in California, to discuss her path and how she got to where she is now. We also get nerdy with all things CBD & cannabis. Do terpenes matter more than the type of strain it is? What was the hardest part about starting out in the cannabis industry? Tune in to find out!
81 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Future Beats and Mental Health with Complexion
In this week's episode we sit down with Complexion to discuss the importance of mental health, our shared love of cats, and future beats. Why is discussing mental health on The Future Beats Show important? How did he get started as a DJ? What's in store for The Future Beats Show? Tune in to find out.
28 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Cannabis and Racism: Prohibition Problems
On this week's episode we take a look at cannabis, and the racism tied up in this country's prohibition of the plant. Folks, primarily Black and brown folks, are locked up for petty weed "crimes" while white men profit off of it. When will we see true legalization? When will we see justice?
63 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
A Multicultural Hospitality Professional with EllaLouise Bailey
In this week's episode, we discuss how moving around as a military kid impacts your worldview, and the gratification of sharing food and culture with EllaLouise Bailey. She shares her story of defying familial expectations and following her passion of cooking. How did she start out in the industry? What are her hopes for the future? Tune in to find out.
86 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Accountability and Cancel Culture with Molly Pachay
In this week's episode we discuss accountability vs cancel culture with Molly Pachay of the CHAAD Project (Chicago Hospitality Accountable Actions Database). Why is accountability important and how is it lacking in the hospitality industry and beyond? Why is cancel culture not helpful and when is it appropriate to use?
57 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Introducing Isabella Eliopulos
For the re-launch of ITST, we hired a producer! It only seemed right to give Isabella Eliopulos a proper introduction. We're so happy to be working with her and are very excited to see how we all grow. How did she get into producing? What are her likes and dislikes? Tune in to find out.
63 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Interracial Dating with Jasmine Santiago
ITST is back! On this very special re-launch episode, we dive into interracial dating and the ups and downs that come with it. Why does interracial dating fail? How do white parents fail their mixed children? How can we all do better?
22 minutes | May 10, 2020
Things never go to plan....especially in this day and age. How do we pivot? How do we become malleable? How do we keep our happiness?
32 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Being a Taurus
Taureans- The good, the bad and the ugly. What are our characteristics? What do we love? What are the negative traits?
53 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Val Taylor
Valeria Taylor is the owner of Loba Pastry + Coffee, an immigrant from Mexico and a social justice advocate. In this episode we discuss her career, the core values of Loba and being an immigrant.
63 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Stephanie Skora
Stephanie Skora is the author of "Girl, I Guess" (a progressive voters guide based in cook county), the associate executive director for Brave Space Alliance and a Palestinian solidarity activist. In this episode we discuss how "Girl, I Guess" was started, the 2020 election and how simply living as a transgender Jewish womxn is political.
60 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Damiane Nickles
Damiane is a PR Specialist, pladdy and owner of @NOTAPLANTSHOP. In this episode we discuss how he got into plants, why holding, creating and taking space as a black person is important in the plant world and how his work as a plant shop owner relates to hospitality.
66 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Kisira Hill
Kisira is a hospitality professional, anthropologist and content creator for Radical Exchange. In this episode we talk about historical context and the consumption of different cultures.
34 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Alyssa Gregory
Alyssa is a dancer, choreographer and arts administrator. In this episode we discuss her work and experience as a dancer, The Fly Honey's show and creating more space for black women and POC's.
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Bradshaw Wish
Bradshaw Wish is a queer full time yoga teacher. On this episode we talk about his yoga teaching journey, getting paid appropriately within the yoga industry, being queer and non-monogamy.
78 minutes | Jan 25, 2020
These Seats are Taken by Ellie and Robbie
Ellie is a fashionista and plant mom. Robbie is a queer project manager for Vitae Tea. Both of them are flight attendants. On this episode we discuss how being a flight attendant is the ultimate form of hospitality, burnout and sexual harassment within that side of the industry.
49 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Lex Wright
Lex Wright is a queer spirit consultant and brand ambassador. On this episode we discuss her path to sobriety, the change with her relationship to alcohol and her work with various spirit companies.
44 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
This seat is Taken by Raeghn Draper
Raeghn Draper is a student, hospitality professional, writer and activist. In this episode we discuss black hair within the industry, why it's important to accept different hairstyles and Raeghn's recent directing project.
35 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
This Seat is Taken by Ali G
Ali G is the host of "Is This Seat Taken?", a hospitality professional, yoga instructor, intersectional feminist, retired circus artist and sneaker head. In this episode she introduces herself and talks all about non-monogamous relationships.
48 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
This Seat is Taken by Jasmine
Jasmine is a hospitality professional, mom and a Gemini queen. In this episode we discuss identity politics, being a mom in the industry, why having a hoe phase is important, and how we imbibed while underage.
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