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45 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Episode 30: Trash is Treasure
The realest moment of the season goes down in the finale - Han announces she's sold her company TRASH to VSCO. The two unpack the ins and outs of getting acquired in the rona before going into a run-down of some of the biggest record scratches and culture moments of an insane 2020.
34 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 29: Do What Gets The People Going
Cherae realizes she's been so busy with making things sound right that she's stopped following her instincts. Han jumps in and they unpack everything from transparency, to the creative process, to just putting shit out there. In culture we discover Colors on YouTube and new music and we even make our way to discussing Mike Tyson now on Triller (bbm confused face).
31 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Episode 28: Swapping Out Your OS
Cherae realizes she needs more than a "work/life balance break" and unpacks what it's like to reprogram the way you get things done. Han chimes in with some thoughts on her own shifts before getting real about the state of COVID-19 in Los Angeles and what's really going on with pandemic Thanksgiving gatherings. The two close it out with Cherae stepping into the new millenium and actually using Spotify to share new music from Amaraee and Odunsi the Engine.
31 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Episode 27: You Don't Have to Like It
Han gets asked a question that makes her confront the realities of building, and the not so glamorous parts of getting the job done. Cheraé chimes in with some thoughts on where our need for "veneer" comes from and the two of them have some record scratch moments from everyday life. In culture Han drops two new tracks (by other people, she has not taken up being a rapper) before wrapping up the show with some takeaways that should help you in your life as an entrepreneur.
36 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Episode 26: Mama I Made It
With election results in - Han and Cherae dive into what this all means and are generally elated about the outcomes. In the real moment, Cherae chats moving into a new apartment in Brooklyn, what that means for her state of mind as a founder, and the tradeoffs female founders make unnecessarily in their journeys. In culture Soulection shows up again as does YG's FDT hit rising to the top of the charts.
25 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Episode 25: In Limbo
Cherae and Han jump into the thing everyone is laser focused on: the US election. Recorded as the results were in the air, the two discuss what this means for America and for themselves. Han also gets pretty personal with her moment - you'll have to tune in to see how.
37 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode 24: Creative Blocks Aren't A Thing
In another live episode from Mexico, Cheraé shares the moment where Han, over the most delicious of Portuguese dinners, blew up the idea of "creative blocks" and got to the nuts and bolts of how creative output (when it's what you do for a living) actually works. The record scratch dives into things white women are doing in 2020, including becoming a new breed of political activist in the burbs (a win, if albeit late) and ascending to the Supreme Court just days before an election (why aren't we revolting again?). In culture, we go on a little bit of a road trip as Cheraé and Han share the scoop of their galavanting day in these Mexican streets.
39 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Episode 23: Viva Mexico
Han and Cheraé take the pod to Mexico and deal with the realness of travel during COVID-19 and what makes something "essential essential". Han chats through the emotions and logistics of the entire decision and Cheraé's record scratch reveals that leaving the US doesn't always mean leaving its problematic ways. In culture or what could be called the Big Phat Culture Moment Han and Cherae run the gamut from new music vibes to film to the Pattern app's new UI (or lack thereof). All in all this is the how do we manage in this entirely unmanageable moment in the world episode.
39 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Episode 22: Give It Time To Bake
Cheraé's week gets real when she has to hit pause and give herself time to get to leader level vision. Han chimes in with some lessons and cautions around the murky middle of being in the thick of a founder journey at the least celebrated stage. They both share tips for breaking through before jumping into the Record Scratch moment, which per normal includes commentary on Trump and other shenanigans. Rounding out the show we celebrate the Lakers and something in 2020 that actually went right.
36 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Episode 21: Many Guns, Many Drawers
Han's moment is a bit of a founder's groundhog's day and tackles the idea of focus. Probably the single most repeated advice given to founders, Cheraé and Han tackle whether focus is really the key to the game. You'll have to listen in to see where they land. On the record scratch they chat Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and Roblox's IPO (which Cheraé is kicking herself for not investing in). In culture they talk the new beauty trend heating up election season and Sango's latest drop.
54 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Episode 20: Fire is Better than Failing
Cheraé shares one of the hardest parts of being a founder and some pro tips for how to make the pill easier (in the long run). Han chimes in with some tried and true methods and some tangible ways to build better. The record scratch centers on the Breonna Taylor ruling, pulling in some lessons from Germany on dealing with America's ongoing race problem. And, finally Cheraé and Han are joined by a surprise special guest to discuss The Social Dilemma (hint: it's our producer, Sam Fragoso).
33 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode 19: The Long Game
Han reveals a huge product accomplishment that was years in the making and shares the mindset and practice required to have the conviction to tackle the hard things that don't come easily. The record scratch is the one we all felt - the passing of RBG and the subsequent foolery that has commenced in America. In culture Han and Cheraé talk TikTok – with a hot take on the drama surrounding all short form video apps, art on the bank of the LA river, and feeling 17 again (perhaps all at once).
42 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Episode 18: Tunnel Vision
Cheraé shares the tension between founder ambitions vs. practical life choices. Han chimes in and shares that "Plan B" is not a thing. The two then talk about vision, conviction, and what that all really means - especially for founders trying to adult, have impact, and/or leave a legacy beyond their companies (if this is a thing). The record scratch unfortunately brings us back to Trump once again while in culture the two share their love for "I May Destroy You" and Patti Labelle's pies (kind of).
31 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Episode 17: Don't Smash the Egg
Han's life gets real when she learns just how intense getting a rescue dog can be. She re-evaluates this move, which is proving to be an exercise in patience. That's a muscle we should all be flexing during COVID-19, as we inch towards the sort of "normalcy" that existed before.You can't avoid including one Donald Trump moment during the record scratch, but there is also a bit of suspense in Cherae's bike brush with mortality.Finally, in culture, Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage makes her debut on Jimmy Kimmel. We also chat Usher's new Vegas Residency (and how he should probably do a Verzuz' Battle with Chris Brown). Drop us a line at @gotrealpod on social!
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Episode 16: Discretion
Cheraé reflects on the passing of Chadwick Boseman and his choice to keep his battle with cancer private. Han chimes in and they both reflect on whether sharing your struggle is always the right (or necessary) way forward. Jacob Blake and the NBA strike make this week's record scratch (in what feels like an ongoing one for the US), and Han closes us out with a catchy reggae tune from the Bank of Jamaica lol.
34 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Episode 15: You Are the Opportunity
Han shares an update on what has been a pretty intense fundraising season with a critical mindset shift that's unlocking her superpowers. We also dive into Kamala Harris securing the VP nomination, and what it means for women, badassery, and the US moving forward.
36 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Episode 14: Just Face It
Cherae shares an intense moment in her personal life that required a flight and some serious big girl panties. She also meets a fine fellow and realizes the rona pounds must go. Han discovers new music, including some very raunchy hip-hop, and dabbles into her own motivational Spotify lists. Cherae and Han discuss being transient, closing out the show with some thoughts that'll help you face any moment.
41 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Episode 13: We Are What We Say
Han shares an epiphany moment related to that constant drum of stress any "slightly" ambitious person always feels. While chatting through all the ways stating "I'm stressed out" is not productive, Cheraé and Han both share the sentiment that WAP is actually the reliever of these things. Digging deeper into the culture moment, Han talks radio while Cheraé chats non appropriative culture dabbling. Finally, there's a record scratch that comes with a happy ending.
36 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Episode 12: Intuition Is Not A Bad Word
Cheraé has a BLACK IS KING moment when she does an impromptu popup for her member community seemingly throwing caution to the wind in an effort to deliver for her audience. Han chimes in with some advice for founder balancing intuitive understanding and a data/process driven approach to building a consumer company. We discuss the ridiculous chatterboxes coming for Queen Megan Thee Stallion (and the ongoing assault on black women's ability to be soft) and close out with some nods to Beyonce's latest masterpiece and Roy Ayers served wine flight style.
34 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Episode 11: Don't Hoard Your Work
Han, a recovering perfectionist, makes a new portfolio website. This is usually an extremely painful task of selecting and sharing the right work. Today is a different story. She shares her tips and tricks on this week's episode. Plus, why your company comms matter, from racist chicken wings to COVID tests.
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