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Men of the Village
74 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
"It's gonna hurt"
We're back for Season 2! Rob & Brain are joined by Lucc & JDoe (both from Season 1) to keep the conversation going this season and beyond. On this episode the guys talk about pet names in relationships, platonic friendships, and if cheating respectfully is a possibility.
63 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Ep. 26- Bobby *'the struggle"
Bobby pulls up for a conversation with the guys and they discuss "the struggle". The group explores the benefits of hardship and struggle. They even discuss the purpose and practicality of meditation.
81 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Ep. 25- Zyaire *generational wealth
Zyaire joins the pod-squad for a conversation. Zyaire shares with the guys the motivation behind his brand that promotes having multiple streams of income and the group discusses generational wealth. The group even learns more about the happiest countries in the world ranking.
63 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Ep. 24- Shawn *Kobe Bryant & are your affairs in order?
Shawn pulls up for a convo and sudden and recent passing of Kobe Bryant is on their minds. The group opens up about how his death impacted them and what it has taught them as men.
95 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Ep. 23- Tony *bad financial decisions, blackness & racial solidarity
The pod-squad welcomed Tony to the conversation. As a OG with vast experiences and relationships, he dropped jewels! This episode isn't like any other, but it was important.
76 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Ep. 22- Mac *emotional maturity, intimacy beyond sex, and turning down temptation
Mac is back! The pod-squad discusses immaturity and if it's a negative word. The group talks about the importance of remaining friends in a romantic relationship.
75 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
EP. 21- Bechir *dealing with life after a death, 'how do you heal?", developing mental toughness,
Bechir comes by to converse with the fellas. The group starts of early discussing what they would do first if they were magically a female. Bechir shares his journey as a widower and what he has learned. The guys talk about healing practices and how they develop mental toughness in their lives.
68 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Ep. 20- AJ *double standards, understanding our emotions & domestic violence
AJ pulls up for a conversation with the pod-squad and things get interesting. They touch on how we can help women better understand and respect men's emotions. They discuss whether or not they can still listen to R. Kelly's "I believe I can fly" and about being the recipient of domestic violence.
90 minutes | Jan 4, 2020
Ep. 19- Badlucc *Joker, monetizing our passion & legalized prostitution
1st... Brian may or may not have had something strong to drink... Badlucc pulls up for a conversation and add insight on Rob's sound fx choices. The group chats about sexism and misogyny outside the US. Badlucc talks about Byron Allen's case versus Comcast and asks the pod-squad what love means to them. They then discuss what heals hate and separation>
73 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Ep. 18- Mike *masculinity & "what is gay?"
Mike joins the pod-squad and shares his story about how he was raised and how it conditioned him to believe he was gay. He realized he in fact isn't gay and the group converses on how harmful our perceptions and ignorances can be. The group dialogue about what heterosexual men can learn from the LGBTQA+ people and how toxic masculinity has poisoned women and society?
68 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Ep. 17- N.E.P.H.E.W. *feeling fulfilled, life's purpose, & Brian's haiku
N.E.P.H.E.W. pulls up to converse with the pod-squad this week. He share's his thoughts on happiness and fulfillment. The guys reflect on what quarter of their life's they believe they are in. And the group checks in on one another about what they see as their life's purpose.
110 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Ep. 16- James *being 1st, "what is hate?", & controlling our emotions
James aka JDoe aka Dr. Trill, pulls up and joins the pod-squad for a rich convo. 2 of the fellas are Lebron fans, and since all of the guys are basketball fans they discuss the differences of the present game and past eras. They touch on marriage proposals and talk about being proposed to by a female partner. They talk about their health routines and how to get past beef with someone. Then they have a really insightful talk about emotions and how people affect one another that you have to listen to!
83 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Ep. 15- Jaaye *13th Amendment, Kanye West, should black people own guns?
The "pod-squad" welcomes Jaaye over for a conversation. He shares about his work as a modern day abolitionist. They get to touch on the importance of serving jury duty and on whether they are for or against Kanye.
70 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Ep. 14- Butta *running marathons, sex workers, and marriage
The marathon continues. The squad welcomes Butta to the mic. They begin with an interesting question of "what can a man flaunt?". The conversation somehow goes on to sex workers and they discuss "what's the harm in trickin'?". They then talk about the rules on messing with or dating someone your homie has history with and "what is the benefit of marriage as a man?".
75 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Ep. 13- Daniel *flirting, comparing & killing the ego
Inglewood native, Daniel joins in for a conversation. The question of is it wrong to move out the hood when you get money and success gets raised. The group examines what appiness looked like on the men that were in their lives as kids. They also share about why they may or may not give their best in life & relationships.
66 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Ep. 12- Mac *mangos, public schools, are schools still segregated
We start off figuring out if mangos are actually “good”. The group explores why we would or would not put our kids in public school. Then we discuss the danger of bad teachers.
72 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Ep. 11- Halla *being an independent creative, "thick-fit" & karma
We can imagine the challenges of being independent as a creator, but we discussed the benefits. We look at how technology tracks us and do we have free choice in modern society. Halla breaks down the rules of battle rap culture, and then we explore karma.
60 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Ep. 10- Malcolm *books vs audiobooks, male happiness, and the pursuit of money vs practicing your passion
Things got deep, and a lil weird, but that's good too! We shared what was the last book we all read and how we choose to consume books. Can men be "happy"? We share our takes on that question and we self assess the level of happiness we have ag the moment.
61 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Ep. 9- Stix *snitching, side houses, being a married man is attractive
Our brother Watt's Stix pulls up and we discuss snitching and street codes. Somehow we start talking about women who have "side houses" for play outside of their family life, and how being a married man is attractive to women. We also find out what great tv shows we are fans of and that we have never seen.
69 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Ep. 8- Eric *giving gifts, restorative justice, & male adults who work with little kids
Eric happened to be in town for a screening of his documentary and came through. We laughed deeply and our connected as our conversation started about the best gifts we've received and given, to discussing what restorative justice is, and looking at why there are so few men who work with young kids by trade.
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