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ManUp Real Talk
87 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Here we go again... its an all to familiar scene. Another black life taken by one who took an oath to serve and protect! In the midst of peaceful protest and violent riots Phil and I are joined by long time friend of ManUp Lennard Razor and special guest and host of Thee break room podcast Jesaun Sanders as we try to wrap our heads around whats really going on!
80 minutes | May 16, 2020
The Pandemic episode
Greetings good people, On todays episode Phil and I was joined by long time friend of the podcast Mr. Jason parks as we explore the effects this pandemic has had on us and how its changed not only individual landscapes but also on a larger scale. The way we do things like: School, shop for groceries, work out, celebrate special occasions and even attend church....it has all been changed. Is it for the better or for the worst? SN: Please forgive the audio flubs we are working with a new program and still getting the kinks out! Intro/Outro: The food by Commmon produced by Kanye west
28 minutes | May 3, 2020
The mental health episode
Greetings Good People, it's been a long time since I left you without a podcast to listen to...but ManUp is back! In the midst of this pandemic there is quarentines and lock downs, Social distancing and make shift field hospitals constant reports of death flooding the television and our timelines. With all of what s going on its not surprising to hear about the mental strain that some are going through but its the mental strain that we dont hear about that should concern us more.
56 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
The Michael Vick Episode
Greetings good people, Hopefully when this podcast reaches your ears, it finds you and your family in good spirits and in good health in the midst of this chaos caused by the caronavirus. I also want to encourage everyone in this time of fear, panic and confusion to be mind of your neighbors. Check in on them and let's be a help one to another in these crazy times. Now then..... Lets Talk Michael Vick and this country's inability to forgive the black man.
59 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
The D Wade Episode
Greetings good people, On this episode Phil and I discuss D wade's newborn daughter Zaya!! OK I know that may come off as a little insensitive, but in all honesty I really don't understand a lot of this transgender stuff!... Before for you guys cancel me take a listen and hear me out!
61 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
The Kobe Episode
Phil and I Talk Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in lieu of the tragic helicopter accident that took His and his young daughter's life along with 7 other passengers. This one hurt y'all... Special in house guest Lennard Razor
51 minutes | Nov 23, 2019
Eddie Murphy: Don't call it a comback
Greetings good people , The discussion about who is the goat is a conversation that will forever echo dorm rooms, barbershops and man caves everywhere. Names like Jordan, James. Woods, Nikolaus. 2Pac, Biggie. all are debated as the best within their respected profession. Even comedy has those that are recognized as the upper echelon of funny, names like Pryor and Carlin. There is also another name that is consistently on the list of top comics but few view him as the goat. Today's episode Phil and I discuss why Eddie Murphy, in my opinion is.
40 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
#BlackExcellence: Lets talk Tyler Perry
Greetings good people, I have to admit that I'm not the biggest Tyler Perry fan, That being said I cant deny the boss moves he's making with the opening of his new studios. Phil and I talk about it on this episode of ManUp real talk. Its time to celebrate black excellence!
49 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Lets talk Introverts and Extroverts
Greetings good people, In todays episode, Phil and I explore the differences between introverted and extroverted behavior. Do you enjoy big crowds or prefer small intimate get togethers? Do you like going out or do you prefer your fortress of solitude? Do you say whats on your mind or do you prefer to mind what you say? Discoveries will be made, and conclusions will be drawn all on this episode of the ManUp Real Talk Podcast!!
53 minutes | Sep 7, 2019
What about your friends?
Greetings good people, Good friends are hard to come by especially when you come into the realization that 50% of those who call themselves your friend dont even like you according to some studies. Just goes to show everybody that call you friend really aren't Phil and I discuss this and the fact that maybe im not as social as I thought I was...who knew?! Looks like my friend list is about to become a lot smaller!
54 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Jay Z and the NFL
Greetings good people, Football pre-season is in full swing and fans of the ol' gridiron already have their fantasy teams picked and superbowl predictions made. The big news surrounding the NFL is music mogul and now publicly ordained "sellout" Jay Z along with Roger Goddell had a meeting of the minds to discuss, music, money and social Injustice. Phil and I talk about it right here on this speciall edition of ManUp!
50 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
Violence In Video Games
Greetings good people. Here we are again reeling from the affects of tragedy as families from Ohio and Texas morn the loss of loved ones due to the violent acts of individuals driven by hatred with no regards for human life What could be to blame for these atrocities you ask...according to our government its the access to Violent video games, not the access to automic tools of destruction. Phil And I discuss what we believe some of the real issues are. Audio clip owned by MSNBC and its affiliates
49 minutes | Jul 13, 2019
The Real Problems With Mermaids
Greetings Good People, Unfortunately because of the climate that we live in I am not surprised at the backlash that Disney has received because of their casting choice for The Little Mermaid. The people that are primarily upset are saying it is not because of the race, it's just because it goes against the tradition of the story. Well, this episode Phil and I talk about the faults of tradition and the REAL story that inspired The little Mermaid... if you have daughters or someone like a daughter to you in your life you may want to check this one out!! Truth incoming
46 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
When We See Us
Greetings Good People, The truth can be a hard pill to swallow sometimes especially when you're to busy choking on denial. but every now and again we have to take a look at things and see them the way they are. One of the biggest conflicts i have within myself is how i really feel about my people and how my people feel about me and on todays episode i discuss that inner conflict with phil as we explore when we see us!!
48 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Should Mom be celebrated on Fathers Day?
Greetings good people On this episode Phil and I discuss if indeed mom needs to be celebrated on Fathers day...single moms in particular. Ladies...you already have every other holiday on the calendar...cant we have one?!?...lol Empty restaurants, ugly ties and power tools inbound this weekend as we plead our case to let us have our day! PS. To all the single moms out there we understand how hard it can get raising a child/children by yourself and we just want to let you know that we celebrate and appreciate how yall hold it down!
62 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
When They See Us -ManUp Facebook live discussion
Greetings good people In this episode Phil and myself had a facebook live discussion about the Netflix special -When They See Us- Directed Ava Duvernay. Its a 4 part mini-series that exposes the breakdown of our justice system during the trial of five young african amercans also known as the central park five who were wrongfully convicted of the rape and beating of a white female jogger in 1989. I was an emotional mess after watching but its absolutely worth it I highly recommend it if you havent seen it. This is the audio from our Facebook live broadcast (forgive the audio) SN: Lemme know if you like the new intro music?!
55 minutes | May 14, 2019
5 reasons why your man may be tired of you
Greetings good people!! As promised here is the audio from our live recording we did April 26th on Voices Rising Up Jason joined Phil and Myself as we discuss 5 common problems that frustrate men in their relationship. Ladies I encourage you to listen with an open mind.
61 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Should I Stay or Should I go?
Greetings good people, In light of the tragic killing of Nipsey Hustle, it really got me to thinking about how i feel about my commuity. As much as i love my people and want to see us progress and exceed...there are times when a tragedy such as this really have me questioning how i feel about the hood and how the hood feels about me... Also Kofi Kingston is the new WWE Champion!! Phil and I talk about it on this episode.... R.I.P Nip
40 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
The Ladies of H.E.L.P. Outreach Ministries
Greetings good people!, On this edition of ManUp, Phil and I were Joined by Kendra Wiley (My beautiful wife) Jackie Hines (Phil's wondeful wife) Quinethel Brown and Stephanie Barkley Of Faith hope and Charity ministries Church here in Chicago to talk about H.E.L.P. (Healing Every Little Piece) an awesome outreach ministry reaching women both young and old! We definitely enjoyed having the ladies on and look forward to future collaborations! Ladies you definitely want to check this one out! check out their face book page Here
64 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Why men don't like going to church- Part II
Greetings good people, On this edition of ManUp, we go back and explore why men dont like going to church and discuss some unfortunate truths. I'm joined by Phil, Jason and our special guest Chaun Pritchett the co-host of MP3 with the Pritichetts which airs live every Wednesday @ 6:45PM on christfamilyradio.com Trust when I tell you, its' not just because men want to stay home and watch the game.
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