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66 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Joined by Jessica Ng, UNCK!'s final episode of Season 2 uses the UNCK House to discuss our experience with colorism.
23 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Teen Summit in the UNCK! House
Tsilala joins the Teen Summit Youth Podcast led by Ms. Rachelle and 8+ Maryland youth willing to have uncomfortable conversations. Tsilala talks with the youth about their reactions to uncomfortable conversations. What obstacles come up for them and they discuss how each person navigates that tension. Teen Summit is supported by the community service organization Lake Arbor Foundation. More can be found at their site: www.thelafi.org Previous episodes of Teen Summit can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXvSzItEmec Go to www.unck.org for more. Subscribe to our podcast here: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/79lACqL... Music from hooksounds.com
33 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
BYOP in the UNCK! House: Intentional Rest for Sustainable Activism
Tsilala is joined by Ashley Kate Adams for part two of our February Series: BYOP in the UNCK! House. We discuss our relationship to intentional rest so we're recharged for sustained activism vs rest that leads to stagnation. This episode contains a small clip of the entire conversation.Go to @byop_nyc on Instagram or UNCK!'s Patreon for the full episode.
66 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Is There Life After Cheating?
Joined by Operations Manager & Artists Cole Vandross and Broadway Actor & Photographer Michael Cushner we discuss cheating in relationships, alternative forms of partnerships, and where our boundaries are. Find clips of the episode in video format on Youtube. Video Edited by David SpadoraAudio Edited by Terressa Tate Find full episodes, tools, and tips at www.unck.org
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
BYOP in the UNCK! House
Tsilala is joined by Ashley Kate Adams of the Be Your Own Producer Book and Platform to discuss the rifts in discussion around diversity, equity, and inclusion in arts leadership. We use the UNCK! House to dive into vulnerable realizations we've come across when experiencing DEI (or the lack thereof) within our arts community. To listen to the rest of the episode go to our Instagram pages! @thisisunck and @byop_ny
87 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Facing Your Anxiety
We're back with Facing Your Anxiety! Tsilala and Xann are joined by Dylan, Marquis, DeVynne, and Lea to discuss the different ways we approach anxiety. We get into, normalizing anxiousness when it shows up within your relationships so it doesn't overwhelm you. Also what we wish America as a whole would prioritize when it comes to America's Anxiety. UNCK! has a Patreon and collaborations with other podcasts this season to utilize UNCK! House and get into uncomfortable conversations. You don't want to miss it. Go to www.unck.org for more.
55 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
What Do We Do Now? Election Reflection
We are BACK!!! UNCK! Season 2 is all about working through the tools that help us get through uncomfortable conversation. Tsilala and Xann lead us through an intro to 'UNCK! House'. Our own navigational tool for uncomfortable conversations. Then, Melissa C joins us (in a segment recorded in December 2020) to discuss the difficult conversations that have to happen with our family and friends who have different political views and shut down in conversations around policy. Join us as we get into the UNCK!Plus, UNCK! has a Patreon! Go to www.unck.org to support our work and get exclusive goodies from our conversations.
66 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
I Won't Try To Take Your Positivity Away
Another Host Only R&D episode!Tsilala and Xann discuss the last three episodes in our Chunk C of UNCK, election thoughts and what we're looking forward to in Season 2 of UNCK!It's been an awesome first season. Thanks for joining us on the ride.
88 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
DEI in the Workplace Pt. 2. So...it's not working?
We're back with more 'I agree and disagrees', 'but wait!'s and much more in todays episode. Isadora, Bryan, Peter and Cameron are back to discuss their cynicism and a little hope on the effectiveness of DEI committees. Resources:Detroit Black Community Food Security Network: https://www.dbcfsn.orgDetroit Community Wealth Fund: https://www.detroitcommunitywealth.org
70 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace: Is it working? Pt. 1
Everyone's including a DEI committee in their workplace now (albeit late to the game but thanks for joining!). But are these DEI workplace initiatives even working? Xann and Tsilala talk to two employers and two employees from different industries about the effectiveness of DEI committees in their workplace. We break down the meaning of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and share our experiences with race and gender inequity under cis white male leadership in hopes to find some idea on where to start fixing a system designed to 'include' people into a never changing 'white space'. Music: Chill-Hip-Hop by HookSounds www.hooksounds.comSubscribe to our channel on YouTube or wherever you listen to UNCK! right now! Find more at www.unck.org
94 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
What I Wish I Knew About Platonic Relationships
UNCK!!!!We're back with a new episode surrounding the lessons learned from the friendships in our twenties and the tools we've brought with us to our adult relationships. Joining us are two friends of your hosts Louise and Alesia. We're so thankful they decided to get into uncomfortable spaces with us in this episode. You can listen to the whole episode including our Reflect and Deconstruct segment on www.unck.org and wherever you listen to podcasts. Resources:"Boundaries" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend"Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown Music by Hooksounds https://www.hooksounds.comYou can watch the conversation segment of todays episode on www.unck.org Resources:"Boundaries" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend"Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown
81 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Me & My Vagina
UNCK! “Me and My Vagina” is an in-depth discussion about internal genitalia, period tracking, birthing and why this topic is so uncomfortable to talk about. Check out this episode on our youtube channel to see the parts of the internal genitalia we identified in our Name Game! We also have a special UNCK-Ed segment where Xann and Tsilala share inclusive language and an apology for not consistently using it in this conversation. Thank you to: Lucia, Kenna and Jose for joining us for this UNCK!Name Game illustrations by Lucy Han: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/vagina-anatomy-diagramsInclusive Language found at: https://counseling.northwestern.edu/blog/inclusive-language-guide/www.unck.org
53 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
R&D: We're not doing this anymore
Xann and Tsilala go back down memory lane in a full Reflect and Deconstruct episode. The episode focuses on what UNCK! has learned, can get better at, and your hosts favorite moments.
71 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Overcoming Body Insecurity
We're joined by a big group to discuss how we overcome body insecurity, societal demands of our bodies without our permission and tricks to get us out of body shaming.
52 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Letting Go Of Our Heroes Pt. 2
Today's episode get's into Part 2 of Letting Go of Our Heroes. John Clay III, Nay Nay, Ben and Rashaun join us to talk about our relationship to cancel culture, how personal family heroes became human and more.
46 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Letting Go Of Our Heroes Pt.1
Part 1 of Letting Go Of Our Heroes is all about how we put celebrities and politicians on a pedestal, dangerously crossing the line into idolism. Our guests, John Clay III, Mariel (Nay Nay), Ben, and Rashaun discuss how people become heroes and their effect on society.
94 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
UNCK!: How Do YOU Save? Let's Talk Money Management
Join us with our guests, Jordiana, Ines, Ben and Tylar and Olisya Grant from Toronto's Matrix Legacy to discuss Money Management and our Responsibility with how we use money during a pandemic. Matrix Legacy Toronto: https://www.buildingalegacy.ca
47 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
UNCK! Fight or Flight Part 2
We jump back in with Cameron, Heather and Xann with our pro's and con's with staying in America. Then we have a special edition of R&D where Ricky shares with us his reason for leaving UNCK! The two Hosts discuss how to get through the 'unckyness' of a working relationship fizzling out in an established friendship.
51 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
UNCK!: Fight or Flight Pt. 1
Tsilala and Ricky are joined by Cameron, Heather and Xann to discuss Fight or Flight. The long standing question on whether or not Black American's should feel free to leave America for better pastures. Or, should they stay to join the constant fight for civil rights? Join us!UNCK! Receipts: Americans Leave US to escape racism:https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/06/26/blaxit-black-americans-leave-us-escape-racism-build-lives-abroad/3234129001/Black Americans Seek Asylum:https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/black-americans-seek-asylum-easily-qualify-200614094252933.html
54 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
UNCK!: Let's Talk Sex Education
Kenny from NormalizeThis joins us to talk about the missteps in Sex Education, Porn and more! It gets 'uncky'. Take a listen!NormalizeThis: https://www.instagram.com/normalizethis/?hl=en
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