Black and Highly Dangerous Podcast
Episode 163: Yoga & Mahogany w/ Ashley Oliver
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-n2n9b-fab480 For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Ashley Oliver, the founder of Yoga and Mahogany—a new movement that aims to take the revolution to the mat by inspiring Black girls to do yoga. They begin the conversation by exploring Ashley’s journey from attorney to yogi entrepreneur (28:40). They then discuss some of the myths and misconceptions about yoga (31:51) and highlight the physical and mental health benefits of the practice (34:30). They then have a conversation about the motivation behind Ashley’s new venture (39:20), how she balances her professional life with entrepreneurship (44:00), her efforts to “bring the revolution to the mat” (47:35), and what you can expect from Yoga and Mahogany (52:00). They close the episode by discussing how others can begin practicing yoga (53:30), sharing words of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs (56:45), and highlighting the transformative potential of yoga (1:04:00). Other Topics Include: 00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 3:35 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 25:50 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 28:40 - Learn More about Ashley Rhae Oliver 1:16:30- Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources: BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast Yoga and Mahogany website - https://yogaandmahogany.com Instagram- https://instagram.com/yogaandmahogany?igshid=1st6vwnwznplj Etsy Store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/YogaMahogany Teespring - https://teespring.com/stores/black-girls-do-yoga Amazon Store - https://www.amazon.com/shop/yogaandmahogany Social Media and Store Links - https://linktr.ee/aRhae_ESQ
Episode 162: Black Cybercultures w/ Dr. Andre Brock Jr.
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-68j7g-f9f551 For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. André L. Brock, Jr., an associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech University. During their conversation, Dr. Brock provides insight into his research on Black cyber cultures (24:45) and how his background in rhetoric sparked his ground breaking research on Black Twitter (27:30). Dr. Brock then sheds light on the process and ethics of conducting digital research (29:30). Next, they discuss key topics and themes in his book, Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (39:40). They close the interview by having a conversation about digital Blackface and capturing Blackness online (58:55), respectability politics and ratchetry in online spaces (1:03:55), Dr. Brock’s research on racial representations in video games (1:12:00), and the relationship between politics and Black cyber culture (1:17:38). Other Topics Include: 00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 6:45 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 21:45 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 24:20 - Learn More about Dr. Brock 1:25:10 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources: BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast Dr. Andre Brock website - https://iac.gatech.edu/people/person/andre-brock Dr. Andre Brock Twitter - @DocDre Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures - http://opensquare.nyupress.org/books/9781479820375/ Tennessee Principal Apologizes For ‘All Lives Matter’ Themed Black History Month - https://www.bet.com/news/national/2021/02/02/tennessee-principal-apologizes-all-lives-matter-themed-black-his.html Woman Who Put Gorilla Glue in Hair Finally Able to Cut Off Ponytail - https://www.tmz.com/2021/02/09/gorilla-glue-hair-tiktok-cut-off-ponytail-scalp-burns-needs-surgery/ Georgia Senate GOP introduces bills to limit mail voting - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/georgia-senate-gop-introduce-bills-to-limit-mail-voting Democrats charge ahead with COVID relief package as impeachment consumes Senate - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-relief-package-impeachment-senate/ Progressive Democrats unveil plan to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/student-loan-relief-50k-plan/
Episode 161: #BlackTransLivesMatter w/ Diamond Stylz
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-wm5vq-f93239 For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Diamond Stylz, the producer and creator of Marsha’s Plate Podcast and the Executive Director of Black Transwomen Inc—a national non-profit led by Black trans women and focused on social advocacy, positive visibility, and leadership among Black trans activists and allies. During the episode, they discuss her journey to becoming an advocate for Black trans women (23:40), her thoughts on children and teenagers transitioning (32:25), the do’s and don’ts of discussing gender in the 21st Century (36:54), and the evolution of language around gender (41:10). Next, they have a conversation about the unique experiences of Black trans women in the United States (48:40), the challenges she faces in her efforts to empower Black trans women (53:25), and how the Black community can do right by trans women and men (1:03:05). They close by discussing Black trans representation in the media, including transphobic “comedy” (1:13:10), positive visibility of trans women in the media (1:21:45), and the motivation behind Marsha’s Plate podcast (1:27:00). Other Topics Include: 00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 5:15 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 19:45 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 1:09:10 - How to Make Amends for Past Harms Against 1:33:30 - Ways to Support the Trans Community 1:40:50 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources: BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast Diamond Stylz’s website - https://diamondstylz.com/about-diamond-stylz/ Diamond Stylz’s Twitter and Instagram - @DiamondStylz Marsha’s Plate Twitter - @MarshasPlate Black Transwomen, Inc - https://blacktranswomen.org Woman Unable To Recognize Her Younger Self In Pictures Stabs Husband For 'Cheating' - https://nypost.com/2021/01/26/wife-stabs-husband-after-seeing-old-pics-of-them-having-sex-report/ Chicago bank robbery suspect filled out withdrawal slip, gave teller ID, prosecutors say - https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-bank-robbery-pnc-robber-id-withdrawal-slip/10090190/ Robinhood faces uncertain future after tumultuous week - https://www.nbcnews.com/business/markets/robinhood-faces-uncertain-future-after-tumultuous-week-n1256235
Episode 160: Social Impact Art w/ Nikki Lynette
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-eak35-f877a2 For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Nikki Lynette, a performer, writer, and social impact artist who fuses mental health activism into her work. During the episode, they discuss her journey as a mental health activist (36:50) and what it means to be proactive about mental wellness (40:40). They also have a conversation about how she uses art as an avenue to make a social impact (48:30), her history making play, Get Out Alive (51:45), and her documentary Happy Songs About Unhappy Things (57:25). They close the interview by discussing Nikki Lynette’s strategy for overcoming barriers as a Black woman artist (59:35) and her advice for other artists who want to have a social impact (1:03:45). Other Topics Include: 00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 10:00 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 33:25 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 1:09:50 Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources: BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast Nikki Lynette’s Website - http://nikkilynette.com/ Get Out Alive - https://www.igetoutalive.info Police: Thief berated mom for leaving kid in car he stole - https://apnews.com/article/thief-berates-mom-kid-in-stolen-car-29b28e4e64aa51978f7b7b91a163db35 Charge dropped against Harris County Public Health doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses - https://abc13.com/dr-hasan-gokal-doctor-accused-of-stealing-vaccine-covid-19-theft-harris-county-vaccinations/10005308/ Biden’s 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/us/biden-executive-orders.html
Episode 159: 2021: "Hold My Beer"
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-9r85u-f7d0bf For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. After catching up on life, the host discuss “Oh Lawd” news (7:00), including Trump supporters’ call for pardons (8:00), ongoing efforts from domestic terrorists (13:32), and drama on academic Twitter (16:40). The hosts then turn their attention to politics. They discuss the implications of the Georgia Senate runoff election results (28:30), the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol (41:45), Trump’s second impeachment (59:50), and their expectations for Biden’s first 100 days (1:05:55). Resources: BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast North Texan Jenna Ryan Tells CBS 11 She Deserves Pardon After Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot - https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/texan-jenna-ryan-cbs-11-hoping-pardon-arrest-riot-capitol/ Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/16/man-arrested-inauguration-security-checkpoint-gun-ammo-459890 This Professor Is Getting Harassed Over a Tweet About Students With Bad Email Etiquette - https://www.newsweek.com/twitter-professor-email-college-new-paltz-1562000?fbclid=IwAR2p4WuBgzctTvQkgF_Nj6luH-hH2BxKvp_Ly2WP-mYobtklaQYapPgN23o Ivanka’s political future comes into sharper focus - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/ivanka-trump-political-future-459758 Trump impeachment trial crashes Biden’s first 100 days - https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/trump-impeachment-crashes-biden-inauguration-459333 What Joe Biden has promised to do on "Day One" and in his first 100 days as president - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-biden-first-100-days-president-actions/
Episode 158: Race, Latinx, and HSIs
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-8vkgp-f58146 For today’s episode, we explore race and ethnicity in politics and higher education by interviewing Dr. Nicholas Vargas, an Associate Professor in the Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law at the University of Florida. We begin the interview by learning more about Dr. Vargas’s motivation for studying race and identity in the United States (10:10) and discussing how he navigates difficult conversations about race in the classroom (13:35). Next, we have a conversation about his research on racial identity contestation, including the importance of studying the concept, trends within Latinx and Asian communities, and the broader implications of racial identity contestation (15:40). Dr. Vargas also shares his perspective on racialization in the Latinx community (23:00) and his take on the potential “whitening” of the Latinx community (25:50). Next, we have a conversation about his motivation for studying Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) (29:00), the history of and misconceptions about HSIs (32:10), and how institutional proximity to whiteness shapes the distribution of resources across HSIs (37:25). We close the interview by acknowledging the importance of language when discussing race and ethnicity (42:45) and highlighting the importance of unity between the Black and Latinx communities (46:05). Other Topics Include 00:52 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 06:45 - Learn More about Dr. Nicholas Vargas 48:25 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources University Website: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/people/center-based-faculty/nicholas-vargas/ Twitter: @_NicholasVargas
Episode 156: BhD 2020 Reflections
Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-fm23m-f576af For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne reflect on the past year of podcasting during the pandemic and share their hopes for 2021. Specifically, they begin by discussing their favorite BhD moments (2:10), how they used the BhD podcast as a space to celebrate and process (6:40), and notable episodes of the year (15:06). They also have a conversation about personal milestones in 2020 (23:55), their book deal (33:55), and their goals for 2021 (37:00).