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The Creative Kickback
37 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Never Be Afraid to Start Over - Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton, April Walker, Lisa Cortes, Farah X
In September I hosted a panel with hip-hop fashion legends Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton, and April Walker, as well as directors Lisa Cortes and Farah X, for the screening of "The Remix: Hip-Hop x Fashion" documentary at Afrikana Film Festival. It was an eye opening conversation about what it means to create, how to start over (even after being wildly successful), and how to sell your family on your vision for life. If you need a creative pick me up, check this out.
30 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
"In late stage capitalism, lets be real" - Ro Keel
This week's episode is with Ro Keel, an community organizer and marijuana justice advocate from Richmond. We talk about their path to organizing via the gay club, what it's like to party in RVA, and what is at stake with marijuana decriminalization the Commonwealth.
28 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Public Art with Black Belt Jones - Silly Genius & PT Carroll
The Creative Kickback is back! This week Terryn speaks to Silly Genius and PT Carroll, the members of art collaborative Black Belt Jones (They're the ones who painted the giant Richmond mural over in Manchester). They talk about public art as activism, working full time gigs + painting, and what they do for fun outside of art.
26 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
More "Veep" Than "West Wing" - Kris & Thia'a
Kris Banks and Thia'a Rahman know a thing or two about how politics works -- between the two they've worked on presidential and gubernatorial races, and spill the tea on what it's like to be young, black and working on campaign.
26 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
A DJ and A Designer - Brandon Ball
DJ, Business Designer, and Curator Brandon Ball talks about how he balances two creative careers, loving the "Black Godfather" documentary, and...Cookout trays LOL.
26 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Easy as Riding A Bike - Lakeisha Henderson of Bike & Brunch Tours
On this episode of the Creative Kickback we kick it with Lakeisha Henderson, a Richmond native and founder of Bike & Brunch Tours, where people bike (of course), brunch, and learn more about their communities, and heal in the process. Check it out!
42 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
DJ Nobe -- The Knight of Newport News
A civil engineer by day, DJ by night, DJ Nobe talks about his long, winding road to creative work, the future of music, and what it's like being in the music scene in Richmond, VA.
31 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Public Art and Accountability with Hamilton Glass
Public artist Hamilton Glass talks about how Richmond's mural art scene came to be, his roots in Philly, his grind:rest ratio, how he balances family life, and most importantly -- what it was like before he got "on" (hint: everyone's ashy before the glow up). Check it out & share it if you dig it! T.
25 minutes | May 31, 2019
Full of Vibe - Maga Stories and AfroSocaLove
This week T. talks with Maga Stories, the tall, energetic man behind AfroSocaLove. For folks who have never been, AfroSocaLove is a sweatbox dance party with the loving vibes of an Oprah Super Soul Sunday podcast. It mashes up afrobeats, soca, and dancehall and produces the same vibes you feel playing mas on the road in Trinidad. Maga Stories talks about his road to creating AfroSocaLove, now a national event that brings people together in cities like Chicago, Durham, Oakland, and DC. He also digs into how his background set the stage for his current success, and what he hopes people walk away with after their experience with AfroSocaLove. Check it out!
35 minutes | May 17, 2019
100 % That Chick - Driadonna Roland
This week T. talks with Driadonna Roland, Development Producer at Complex Networks, over a glass of cabernet sauvignon. She breaks down her winding path to hip-hop journalism, from the West side of Detroit (shout out to Renaissance!) to J-school at Florida A&M University, to working for the Detroit Lions, Buzzfeed, Revolt TV, and now developing content at Complex. She has some great stories about editing people who can't spell and what it takes to be great in the ever-shifting journalism industry. Also she has some really spicy takes on Detroit rap. Check it out!
30 minutes | May 3, 2019
Standard Attire - Nick Bailey
Nick Bailey of NickSaysGo.com swings by to talk spring/summer fashions for men, tips for getting the best fit, Buddhism, and how he makes $15 pants look like $100 pants. #Fashion Also: he loves Megan Thee Stallion.
27 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Now That's Growth- Alia Chambers
This week we talked with Alia Chambers, aka - "The Urban Garden Queen", about how she quit her good government job to become an urban farmer in Richmond, VA. She talks about what's good and what's hard about being a farmer, educating black folks about food systems, and her work in Richmond's food justice scene. She also needs plenty of volunteers at SunPath Farms. You can learn more by following Alia on Instagram at @urbangardenqueen and @sunpathfarms . T.
27 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
The Queen of Richmond - Enjoli Moon
From flower child living off the grid to General Manager of Croaker's Spot to Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond's Enjoli Moon has done it all. Listen to the creator of the Afrikana Film Festival talk about divine timing in her life, her top 5 movies, and much more. T.
38 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Brunch Boots vs. Brunch Jordans - Justin Tinsley
Justin Tinsley, sports, race & culture writer for ESPN's The Undefeated, sits down to talk writing, love, & brunch boots. He also chronicles his path to writing about some of the biggest stars in sports and what that looked like for him. This was a super fun episode, check it out :)
26 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Fresco Steez & Kentland Kai
Streetwear, activism, and beauty for black folks -- we cover it all talking to Fresco Steez, a designer and community organizer. Also joining the pod (kinda) is the homie Kentland Kai. Make sure you rate/subscribe/follow! T.
57 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Chelsea Lemore - Single In the City
Chelsea Lemore is on FIRE. The breakout podcast host and radio talent at Richmond's Power 92.1 FM shares her story of heartbreak, embarrassment and hustle that ultimately lead to the success of her relationship podcast, Single in the City. She also talks about finding love in unexpected places. This is one of my fave interviews to date, Chelsea's personality just sparkles. Check it out! T.
37 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
Brandan "BMike" Odums and Jam Decre
On this episode I had the chance to speak with Brandan "BMike" Odums, a visual artist from New Orleans who runs Studio Be and whose work has appeared in shows like "Queen Sugar," and featured in BuzzFeed, Fast Company, & more. Also on deck is musician and political operative Jam Decre, who recently managed the data on Andrew Gillum's campaign, one of the most-watched gubernatorial races in the country. We talked about the hard part of having your art as your career, sexy numbers, & the importance of snacks.
31 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
It's Carnival Season, which means nonstop parties in many countries around the world to celebrate the time before Lent. In New Orleans Carnival is known as Mardi Gras, and this week we spoke New Orleans native and legend Ha-Sizzle about his career as a bounce artist, what makes a New Orleans shakedown special, and why his genre of music is a spiritual experience. Make sure you like, rate, subscribe and share! T.
22 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
I've known Damon Young since he was wearing blazers and t-shirts a la Kanye West. In today's episode, Damon details how he went from ashy to classy -- from losing his job 10 years ago to his successful career now as a writer and essayist. He also talks about his bigface watches, writing vulnerably, and the lasagna of anxiety that comes with putting out a book. Check it out! T.
47 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
Bridget Todd is the producer and host of the AfroPunk Solution sessions podcast, as well as a writer, activist, digital strategist, and former professor at Howard University. She talks about what it's like to have a job that looks good on the 'Gram, but can be tough on homelife, how she got in creative work through political organizing, and what people can do with their feedback about her radio voice (hint: they can shove it). You can find Bridget on Twitter @BridgetMarie and on Twitter @bridgetmarieindc.
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