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The Sterling Perspective
60 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 56: Disruption, Forevermore (The Series Finale)
After two years, three seasons and 56 episodes, it all comes down to this. The series finale of The Sterling Perspective podcast. Take a seat @ the table as the indefinable Sterling Golden, Tanya the Empress, Jeniffer Mariel Ruiz, Diamond Liz and Racine In the City pop a few bottles and chop it up one last time.
120 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 55: The Best of the Chop Session
Ahead of the Season 3 premiere of The Chop Session on September 20, The Sterling Perspective presents a look back on the award-winning interview radio series. Includes clips from conversations with Avanti Nagral, Alexander Padei, Miranda Rae, Brandie Blaze, Yolanda Cellucci and more.
58 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Episode 54: Dating in 2021
On this week's episode of The Sterling Perspective, the collective takes on a followup to our "Dating in 2019" episode with a look at the world of love and romance in 2021. From ghosting to emotional unavailability, to the myth of having unlimited choices and changes forced by a modern health crisis...y'all, it's complicated! Lock in as Tanya the Empress, Lady V, Racine In the City, Kai With the Eye, guest panelist Diamond Liz and the head of the table Sterling Golden deep-dive into dating culture in Generation Z. The bed of roses has plenty of thorns these days. Pull up to the table for another disruptive discussion.
74 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 53: Council of Six
The collective returns this week on The Sterling Perspective, and they've got the whole-ass squad pulling up! Lock in as Tanya the Empress, Lady V, Jeniffer Mariel Ruiz, Racine In the City, Kai With the Eye and the head of the table Sterling Golden get caught up on everything from the latest in their individual lives to thoughts on the latest with the ongoing health crisis, fall plans and more. Plus, listen for an important announcement about the future of The Sterling Perspective series.
60 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 52: This One Hits Different
In an episode shrouded in unforeseen circumstances, the head of the table Sterling Golden is joined on the line by Racine In the City and Jeniffer Mariel Ruiz, as well as guest panelist Angela Cornacchio, representing BelGioco Media and Scene & Style. Lock in as Jeniffer and Angela dish on some dope new publication projects, upcoming events and more. (Tanya the Empress and Lady V return next week!)
75 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Episode 51: Mental Health, Wellness, Us and You
In these current times, the conversation about mental health has become more vital than ever. Encompassing emotional, psychological, and social well-being, our mental health is an essential factor at every point of our lives, influencing how we think, how we deal with stress, what choices we make, and so much more. This week, Tanya the Empress, Lady V, Racine In the City and the head of the table Sterling Golden are joined by Jeniffer Mariel Ruiz and Kai With the Eye in a deep-rooted conversation about their own individual struggles, dealing with these situations, celebrity examples and other related topics. This is a crucial episode of The Sterling Perspective you will want to lock in for. LFG.
85 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Episode 50: A 50th Episode LITuation
Ayyyy, it's the 50th episode of The Sterling Perspective! This week, lock in as Tanya the Empress, Lady V, Racine In the City and the head of the table Sterling Golden dish on the story behind the disruption, from the creation of the series to favorite episodes and more. Plus the squad connects on what's new in life and beyond, and we reminisce with some dope special guests repping previous seasons. This is The Sterling Perspective. It's just different. Welcome to the show!
61 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 49: Back Outside! The Return of Nightlife
In March 2020, the doors to nightclubs around the globe were forced to close, amid a global health crisis that had the world in a vise grip. Now, after well over a year of uncertainty for performers, club owners, staff and the scene's diehard community of attendees, the lights are back on and the kids are back outside, reuniting on the dancefloor once more. This week, the indefinable Sterling Golden, Tanya the Empress, Lady V and Racine In the City discuss the return of nightlife, what life was like without it, recent party situations, and what the Season 3 squad sees in the night industry's immediate future, as the crisis still lingers in the shadows.
62 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 48: True Confessions & Trending Topics IV
LFG! Lock in this week for more intimate tales and compelling conversation as The Sterling Perspective holds down a fourth edition of True Confessions and Trending Topics! This time out, with Lady V, Tanya the Empress, Racine In the City and the head of the table Sterling Golden in the studio, those intimate and unfiltered conversation vibes hit different. Pour a few shots, hit play and let disruption reign.
68 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 47: A Conscious Hangout
Let disruption reign! The Sterling Perspective returns for a third season of unfiltered conversation. The head of the table Sterling Golden is back in the building with an all-new panel of tastemakers - Tanya the Empress, Racine In the City and Lady V, cutting through the noise and going straight to the heart on the most important trending topics of the moment, and far beyond. This week, Sterling, Racine and Tanya (Lady V makes her entrance next week!) kick off the conversation with a conscious hangout, dishing on everything from compromising vs. adjusting, polyamory, memorable random encounters and more.
65 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Episode 46: The Season 2 Finale
After a season wrapped in a wild and unpredictable year, it's a wrap for Season 2 of The Sterling Perspective. Sans Polyana this week, the indefinable Sterling Golden and Francine Makuwa look back on a historic 2020, from how it affected our panel personally to breaking down some of the most historic moments of the last 12 months.
73 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Episode 45: A Sterling Birthday 2016
In 2016, a city came together in the hundreds not only to celebrate the birthday of the indefinable Sterling Golden - they also assembled to say farewell. Sterling was set to permanently move from the United States following this night, and start the next chapters of his life and career in South America. A LITuation that rocked the old Liquid Art House in Boston, A Sterling Birthday 2016 far surpassed all expectations, becoming one of the most memorable party events the city had seen that year. This week, Sterling, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss this night in detail, from the creation of the event to the choice of Francine's Makuwa Swimwear for the night's fashion presentation, and what exactly happened during Sterling's time away...plus all the dirty party details in between.
96 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Episode 44: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
It's all about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air this week on The Sterling Perspective! Long heralded as one of the most celebrated sitcoms of the 90's, the show's premise focused on Will Smith being sent by his mom from his rugged West Philadelphia neighborhood to go live with his affluent Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian in Bel-Air. Today, Fresh Prince enjoys a passionate cult following among viewers spanning generations, and is still being discovered today by new fans through streaming platforms and reruns. In TSP Episode 44, the indefinable Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana are joined by Season 1 panelist Tiara Life for a freestyle discussion on all things Fresh Prince, from favorite episodes to the recent cast reunion, to that conversation about Aunt Viv. Lock in or get bounced like Jazzy Jeff.
63 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Episode 43: Chadwick Boseman
With unrivaled intensity, charisma and passion, Chadwick Boseman delivered regal performances onscreen and onstage that harkened back to the legends of Hollywood's golden age. Gone too soon, Chadwick left behind a legacy that promises to live forever, punctuated by his performances as Rock & Roll Hall of Famer James Brown, baseball trailblazer Jackie Robinson, and above all, Marvel's Black Panther. This week, the indefinable Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss the life and career of this everlasting legend of the silver screen.
64 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Episode 42: Chappelle's Show
“Ladies and gentleman, man the f**k up or you're not going to make it through this show." In the short-yet-historic run of Chappelle's Show on cable television, the ingenious Dave Chappelle left an indelible mark on his viewing audience with his intense brand of stand-up comedy, legendary impressions and memorable sketches, taking on racism, politics, celebrities, sex, and other blistering topics. This week, the indefinable Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss their own views of this iconic series, plus everything from favorite sketches to why Chappelle walked away from his own show. This is The Sterling Perspective, bitch.
60 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Episode 41: The 2020 Election
The 2020 US Election has proven to be one of history's most hotly contested bids for the highest office in the land, with a record number of voters showing up by mask or by mail (whether No. 45 likes it or nah). As we upload this week's episode of The Sterling Perspective, the people of the United States still do not have an answer on who will be their Commander-In-Chief for the next four years. Yup, we're as tired as you are. Lock in as the indefinable Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss the Joe Biden-Donald Trump showdown at a plethora of angles, from the drama to the pageantry to the protests and more.
69 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Episode 40: Welcome to the Show
It's back into the studio this week on The Sterling Perspective with the indefinable Sterling Golden presiding, and Francine Makuwa and Polyana on the line. Topics this week include Sterling's recent award win, Halloween, the final days ahead of the 2020 US Presidential election and why you need to vote, what's up with Francine's favorite football team fumbling the ball, remembering the early days of downloading music, Sterling takes on domestic abusers and more.
63 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 39: Untitled
This week on The Sterling Perspective, there is so much to dish on, no episode title was needed. It's a wrap for our "Outdoor Sessions," and we've got a lot to chop up. Lock in as the indefinable Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss "the other side of 2020" - how we have remained on the most uplifting and productive vibes during a challenging 12 months. Plus celebrities disregarding the current situation for their own self-indulgence, and more.
60 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 38: True Confessions and Trending Topics III
Get ready for the third edition of True Confessions and Trending Topics this week on The Sterling Perspective! Lock in as Sterling Golden, Francine Makuwa and Polyana discuss the 2020 Vice Presidential debate, the great M.I.A scoring her first US #1 single, Mother Nature pulling up big mad, the latest injustice against the Black community and much more.
62 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Episode 37: It All Begins Again Part II: Francine
Our Season 2 premiere episode of The Sterling Perspective continues this week with the conclusion of It All Begins. Again. You met Polyana last week; now, the indefinable Sterling Golden introduces the TSP audience to the fabulous Francine Makuwa, the third Season 2 panelist. Francine shares her amazing backstory, from entering the US a refugee with a dream to realizing those dreams with the success of her Makuwa Swimwear fashion brand. Plus Sterling and Francine chop up this week's Presidential debate, voting in 2020, how America is handling the ongoing public health situation and more.
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