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Soul Society 101
32 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
S3 E8 “ The Rebirth” w/ @GloGraphics
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with boss blogger, travel content creator and retreat curator, Gloria Atanmo (Instagram: @glographics.) In this episode they discuss her emergency surgery abroad and how it changed her life, moving to Malta, how growing up Nigerian in America has shaped her (Naija no dey carry last!), her Sisterhood Circle Retreats, how she has literally glowed up being a solo female Black woman traveler and her new online course Blog Like A Boss! Recorded in Memphis, TN.
43 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
S3 E7 “The Travel Rebel” w/ @gabbok17
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with videographer and traveling dad, Gab (Instagram: @gabbok17.) After speaking to Gab, it’s easy to realize he is a travel dare devil of sorts. The two have a great convo about him getting arrested multiple times overseas, being a Congolese refugee in Paris, the African vs. African American experience in Italy, visiting countries at war, the crazy stuff people say when they think you don’t understand their language, his travels to over 100 countries and experiences bringing his 7 year old daughter with him to 30 of them! Recorded in Memphis, TN.
54 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
S3 E6 “Kids Don’t Stop The Show!” w/ @thetravelingchild
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with mom and full time family traveler, Monet Hambrick (Instagram: @thetravelingchild. Monet drops all the tips on traveling with children and shattering the misconceptions as she’s been to Thailand, Australia, Kenya and more with her kids! We also talk about parenting in 2019, concerns about showing her kids on social media, her new childrens book “The Traveling Child Goes To,” Black representation, the journey from Human Resources to full time travel content creator, her worst travel day ever, favorite destinations and so much more! Recorded in Brooklyn, NY.
61 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
S3 E5 “135 Days In West Africa” w/ @tokitonegrito
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with world traveler, videographer and Africa advocate Tokito (Instagram: @tokitonegrito. Tokito spent a whopping 135 days traveling in West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, The Gambia and more. It brought him many adventures from being arrested, to hanging with exotic animals, from getting malaria to many amazing life lessons. His goal is to get Black people to Africa, asap! Recorded in Brooklyn, NY.
63 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
S3 E4 “LA to Caribbean travel” w/ @ onegrloneworld
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with Caribbean travel influencer Francesca (Instagram: @onegrloneworld. They discuss shifting the narrative of what a Black traveler looks like, living and working in France and Italy, dispelling the myths of native New Yorkers and native Angelenos, favorite Caribbean islands, speaking several languages and why she loved Martinique.
44 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
S3 E3 “Tour of Southern Africa” w/ @LeChicboheme
Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with fashion, lifestyle and travel influencer Yanique (Instagram: @LeChicBoheme.) They discuss traveling through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Safari adventures, communicating with animals, pilots leaving the cockpit mid-flight and more.
44 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
S3 E2 "The Black Guy's Guide to Travel, Sunscreen & Fly Outs" w/ "@BobbysWorld876
Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with travel photographer & influencer Bobby Shaw(Instagram: @Bobbysworld876). They discuss baecation vs. friend vacation, what destinations they find overrated, Thailand, Japan, traveling around Africa, black people and sunscreen, fly outs [if a man pays for a woman to fly to visit them, are there expectations?] upcoming trips to Greece and more!
48 minutes | Jun 26, 2018
S3 E1 "That One Time In Zambia..." w/ @TheBoonieBreakdown
Recorded in a unique hotel in Washington DC, host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with world traveler and podcast host Adrienne of The Boonie Breakdown (Instagram: @TheBoonieBreakdown). They discuss some unique experiences traveling through Africa, from late night partying in Zambia, to a pilot who left the cockpit with a flight attendant to drive in Botswana and more. Also fill in the blank with what you think Adrienne said here: "I rather a guy with _____ than one who doesn't travel!" Fellas, time to step your travel up.
33 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
S2 E8 – “Dropping Everything & Following The Signs To Your Dreams” w/ @TheBravoLife
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with Events Extraordinaire Natanya Bravo, who is dropping everything to follow her dreams of living in Paris and Italy (Instagram: @thebravolife). What does it take to drop what society’s view of success is to redefine it for yourself. “As children we’re completely ourselves. We don’t know societal norms and what we’re supposed to be. Sometimes you need to revisit those ‘ridiculous dreams’ because that might be closer to what you’re supposed to be doing.”
45 minutes | Dec 29, 2017
S2 E7 “Voyage Across Africa” w/ @WorldWideNate
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) talks with World Wide Nate, travel vlogger and host of the new travel show on UMC “World Wide Nate’s African Adventures” (Instagram: @worldwidenate). They discuss his favorite African countries (Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and more) from the tour he’s taken in his new TV show, what adventures to expect in each country, what he learned from the experience and more. Outside of that they talk about travel inspiration, what’s good with the stereotype that Black people can’t swim, how he got his start and more!
21 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
S2 E6 “More Than Marijuana” Amsterdam, Netherlands with @LeChicBoheme
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) and 1st Lady/media executive/fashion influencer Yanique Holder (Instagram: @lechicboheme) discuss the allure of Amsterdam – from coffee shops, food, canal boat tours, museums, nightlife and more. If you missed episodes 4 & 5, be sure to go back to listen to what we felt about Paris and London on our 1 Year Anniversary Baecation tour!
23 minutes | Dec 26, 2017
S2 E5 “Lit In London Town” London, UK with @LeChicBoheme
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) and 1st Lady/media executive/fashion influencer Yanique Holder (Instagram: @lechicboheme) discuss their love for London – everything from Shoreditch and Brixton to Notting Hill and Hyde Park, there’s something to offer everyone. If you missed episode 4, be sure to go back to listen to what we loved AND hated about Paris. And stay tuned for the last of the baecation series, episode 6 where we chop it up about passing the dutch in Amsterdam.
23 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
S2 E4 “What Is There To Love In The City Of Love?” Paris, France with @LeChicBoheme
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) and 1st Lady/media executive/fashion influencer Yanique Holder (Instagram: @lechicboheme) dish on their experiences in Paris. Keeping it 100% real and raw as usual, Rondel didn’t fall in love with Paris the way most people do. Find out what they loved AND hated in this episode. Also, stay tuned for more baecation chronicles to London and Amsterdam in upcoming episodes.
45 minutes | Oct 1, 2017
S2 E3 - "Single & Seeing The World" Ghana, Kenya and more with Lexiwiththecurls
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) catches up with Beauty & Travel Influencer, and BOSSIP’s own, @Lexiwiththecurls. In this episode they cover the difference between traveling to Kenya/Tanzania in eastern Africa and Ghana in western Africa as a light skinned African-American, traveling solo, dating and travel – who should pay?, are there expectations if someone flies you out?, how soon is too soon to travel with a someone you’re dating? Also, guess who Lexi’s fave is from Golden Girls!?
55 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
S2 E2 "Trust The Process" Entrepreneurship and Lit Travels w/ Black & Abroad
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) has an introspective and fun filled conversation with travel entrepreneurs and Founders of Black & Abroad, Eric Martin and Kent Johnson. In this episode they discuss the feeling of being on The Root's "Top 100 Influential African Americans of 2017" list, what it took to start and maintain a successful business, a full on tangent conversation about HBO's Insecure (#TeamLawrence? #TeamIssa #TeamKelli?) their love for Issa Rae, life as a Young Black Professional in Atlanta, travels to Germany, South Africa, Cuba and more!
55 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
S2 E1 - "Treat Yoself Don't Cheat Yoself" Solo Travels to Fiji w/ Tech Exec Jessica "Jeja" Matos
Host Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) catches up with tech executive and friend Jessica "Jeja" Matos, also known as @adtechjess. In this episode they discuss the ups and downs of solo travel, exploring the exotic country of Fiji, gentrification, being a first generation American and a lot more!
45 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
S1 E10 - "We Are Not The Minority" Reclaiming our Power with DeVon Johnson of Bleu Magazine
Founder of Soul Society 101, Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) with entrepreneur, Founder of Bleu Life Media & recent Harvard Grad School graduate, DeVon Johnson (Instagram: @devonisbleu) In this interview, the last episode of the season, we discuss travel to Tulum, Tokyo, London, Paris, South Africa and discussions about Apartheid that have shaped who he is. Founder of already successful Blew Magazine, DeVon recently returned to school to graduate from the prestigious Harvard University in an effort to better his journalistic skills and further his brand. Along the way there are tons of laughs and storytelling. On a more sober note, we also discuss the recent battery of a young black traveler in Greece and how that impacts our culture, as well as return to our season opening quote - "I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams!"
34 minutes | Jun 22, 2017
S1 E9 - "What Does it Mean To Be A Black Man?" Uplifting Our Black Brothers with The Lives of Men
Founder of Soul Society 101, Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) with special guest Jason Rosario (@kingkhepri), Founder of The Lives of Men (http://www.thelivesofmen.com/), a platform created to uplift and redefine The Black Man. In this introspective conversation, we discuss Jason's platform and passion for uplifting our Black brothers, the inner conflict and duality of being proud to be an Afro-Latino Dominican but the negative associations with being black in the culture and DR's intricate conflict with Haiti, living in Switzerland and the opportunities it has allotted him, complete 360 career changes and more! Enjoy, comment and share :)
21 minutes | Jun 5, 2017
S1 E8 "The Travel Cheat Code." 5 Tips To Travel On A Budget
5 Tips To Travel On A Budget. Rondel Holder sharing real life experiences and practical tips to travel within your budget in an effort to help everyone live their best travel lives from 2017 and beyond.
47 minutes | May 7, 2017
S1 E7 "Grazie #nsh*t." Italy Baecation Recap with LeChicBoheme
Founder of Soul Society 101, Rondel Holder (Instagram: @kingronthedon) with returning guests from our first episode, Media Director, world traveler and wife Yani (Instagram: @lechicboheme.) In this interview we talk about our baecation across Italy including Milan, Florence, Rome, Bologna, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi Coast and Capri. Our families joined us for the good times too. We love Italy and will surely be back!
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