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Beezy Douglas is a Cleveland-based musician, event producer, and family man. On this show he sits down to talk with grassroots performers, activists, and other persons of interest that he's had the fortune to cross paths with. Follow me @bzdug, and use #bzlistening if you share any of the episodes! http://bzlistening.com All songs included with permission from the artists. Tips are welcome at https://www.patreon.com/bzdug

Beezy Douglas is a Cleveland-based musician, event producer, and family man. On this show he sits down to talk with grassroots performers, activists, and other persons of interest that he's had the fortune to cross paths with. Follow me @bzdug, and use #bzlistening if you share any of the episodes! http://bzlistening.com All songs included with permission from the artists. Tips are welcome at https://www.patreon.com/bzdug

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Beezy Douglas is a Cleveland-based musician, event producer, and family man. On this show he sits down to talk with grassroots performers, activists, and other persons of interest that he's had the fortune to cross paths with. Follow me @bzdug, and use #bzlistening if you share any of the episodes! http://bzlistening.com All songs included with permission from the artists. Tips are welcome at https://www.patreon.com/bzdug

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English

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Episodes

60. Talking ADHD with Dr. Joel Schwartz

1/6/2021
Watch this episode on YouTube My guest today is Dr. Joel Schwartz, a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adults with childhood trauma, neurologically diverse children and adults, and is a strong proponent of the neurodiversity paradigm. I share a bit about my experience living as an ADHD'r, and learn about how understanding has evolved in the 30ish year since I was diagnosed. Articles: Ten Minutes of ADHD-ing or What a 1930s Anti-War Novel Has to do With...

Duration:00:58:24

59. Emanuel Franklin Jr. - Father of Desmond Franklin

12/18/2020
A few weeks ago I assisted the People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland in setting up and conducting an interview with Emanuel Franklin, father of Desmond Franklin. On April 9, 2020, plainclothes Cleveland Police officer Jose Garcia, badge #2168 shot and killed Desmond. Garcia drove in an unmarked car, fired five shots into Franklin's moving vehicle, killing Franklin, whose car crashed into a cemetery wall. Special prosecutor Daniel Kasaris, from Ohio Attorney's General Dave Yost's...

Duration:00:28:19

58. November Coverage Catchup

11/24/2020
Today’s guest is technically me, as I’m re-broadcasting an interview I gave with Brenton Lengel on his YouTube channel a few weeks ago about an article I published at the end of October: "Euclid officer Matthew Rhodes and officials throughout Ohio facing charges of homicide, dereliction of duty due to non-compliance with state-mandated training" Most Recent Video Report: Caught on Body Cam: East Cleveland Commander Attempts to Steal Drugs Seized as Evidence Support my work on...

Duration:01:33:42

57. Cuyahoga County Ballot Panel Discussion

10/22/2020
BZ Douglas moderates a panel discussion with local activists about who they're voting for up and down the Cuyahoga County ballot, and how they feel about their choices. Panelists: Chasing Justice, LLCBlack Lives Matter ClevelandCuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

Duration:01:12:44

56. Mariah Crenshaw - Chasing Justice, LLC

10/17/2020
Today's episode contains bombshell revelations that have the potential to shake Ohio law enforcement to its core. My guest is Mariah Crenshaw of Chasing Justice LLC. According to her research, a significant portion of officers in the state ("40-60%" in her opinion), are currently operating while designated as "cease function" according to Ohio Revised Code 109.803 and Ohio Administrative code 109:2-1-12. Crenshaw has widened her focus to EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE. Requesting 10s of...

Duration:01:48:02

55. Tim Tolka - Author, Blue Mafia

10/4/2020
(Audio fixed, if there's an audio gap in the intro, re-download the episode) Today my guest is Tim Tolka, author of Blue Mafia, which is best described by the closing line of the first chapter: “This is the story of two police departments, their turbulent relationship with the local community, and how a 'crazy' lawyer risked everything to bring in a higher authority.” Blue Mafia has many lessons for other cities in Ohio and across the nation. It is also a harrowing tale of how the gears...

Duration:01:38:44

54. Jadon Woodard - Musician

8/29/2020
Today the show is returning to its roots, showcasing criminally overlooked grassroots artists, with one my favorite acts and friends from NYC, Jadon Woodard. We talk about his origins in music, the ups and downs, and his days free-styling on the trains of NYC alongside Charley Crockett as part of "The Train Robbers". This episode contains tracks from Jadon’s brand new album, “Late to the Party”, along with some audio from Train Robbers circa 2013. SpotifyInstagramTwitterFacebook...

Duration:01:24:29

53. A People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland

8/13/2020
Today I am interviewing members of the People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland. I first learned of them while covering a Black Lives Matter Cleveland "Defund the Police" protest on the fourth of July, where volunteer Emily Forsee spoke about the importance of documenting police brutality. In this episode I’ll be speaking with Emily and two of the creators of the archive Carol Steiner and Keith Wilson, to discuss some of the work they've done, why they're doing it, and how you can...

Duration:01:16:03

Stoner Morning Show Interview Teaser

7/7/2020
Here's a teaser of my very first guest appearance on another podcast: Stoner Morning Show. The host, Shawn Wickens, is an old friend of mine from my improv days in NYC. Last year he mentioned on Facebook that he wanted advice on how to start a podcast, and I told him everything I learned in exchange for him being a guest on my show. I can’t thank him enough for returning the favor so that I can talk a bit about the work I’m doing now, how I came to do it, how I will be doing it, and why I...

Duration:00:10:03

52. Kareem Henton - Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Cleveland

6/26/2020
Kareem Henton joins me today to discuss what first roused him to activism, how BLM functions as an organization nationally and locally, and what his greatest hopes and fears are for the outcome of this national protest movement. A lot has happened since my last episode. Let’s see: Bernie dropped out, a global pandemic broke out, which caused the economy to fall off a cliff, a national uprising against the police is in full swing, and on a personal note, as of last Friday I am officially a...

Duration:00:51:51

52. Nick Clark - VT Progressive Party

3/31/2020
(Apologies for my audio quality in the interview portion, it is what it is) A lot has happened since my previous episode, so I gave myself a little bit of time to dwell on the events of the past month in the intro. My guest today is Nick Clark, Chair of National Outreach Committee for the Vermont Progressive Party. We discuss the party's history, why we believe the Democratic party is not a viable vehicle for change, and how the VPP might provide a model of success for other states. I...

Duration:01:31:25

Katie Halper’s Full Interview with Tara Reade (Repodcast)

3/28/2020
"I wanted to be a senator; I didn't want to sleep with one." Trigger warnings and content warnings abound, but I believe this interview is a must listen. As of right now, there has been a total blackout of this story from all major news outlets (NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, WaPo). It is absolutely Orwellian to me. As such, I am publishing Katie Halper's full interview with Tara Reade on my feed. Please listen to this brave woman who has come forward to talk about the sexual...

Duration:01:01:08

51. Devorah Phillips - Bernie Victory Captain and Delegate

3/4/2020
On today's episode I interview local delegate and organizer for the Bernie campaign, Devorah Phillips. We chat about what led her to becoming a Bernie Sanders supporter, our recollections of the 2016 campaign, the lessons learned and ongoing frustrations with the primary process, and what a delegate does and how to become one. Most importantly, we discuss the benefits of canvassing, not just for the candidate, but for yourself and your neighbors Go to events.berniesanders.com to join the...

Duration:01:10:45

51. Devorah Phillips - Bernie Victory Captain and Delegate

3/4/2020
On today's episode I interview local delegate and organizer for Bernie, Devorah Phillips. We chat about what led her to becoming a Bernie Sanders supporter, our recollections of the 2016 campaign, the lessons learned and ongoing frustrations with the primary process, and what a delegate does and how to become one. Most importantly, we discuss the benefits of canvassing, not just for the candidate, but for yourself and your neighbors Go to events.berniesanders.com to join the movement, take...

Duration:01:10:52

50. Not BZ, Us!

2/25/2020
Today I’m going to do something a little different, which might draw in some new listeners, but that’s not the point. The point is for the weeks remaining before the Ohio primary on March 17th, I am going to devote this podcast to advocating for Bernie Sanders. Listeners will know that I’ve taken quite a long stretch between episodes recently. A big part of the hiatus has to do with my Bernie journey, going from donor and online-only supporter to an active volunteer that makes calls,...

Duration:00:20:05

49. Atomic Houdini - Creative Person

2/17/2020
Today my guest is painter, musician, and all around creative person, Atomic Houdini. The podcast is still officially on break, but I wanted to chat with Atomic Houdini about his upcoming art show / release of his album Dandelion Fireworks. He’ll be displaying fourteen paintings based on each song from the album, the first five of which you’ll hear in this episode. That show will be going up on Saturday, February 29th at Negative Space from 4:30 to 7:30. For more info, click...

Duration:01:22:26

48. An Existential (State-of-the) Podcast

1/7/2020
An improvised attempt to explain the present state of and future plans for the podcast. If I had to put it into bullet points: Entry Point Happy 2020! :party-hat: :mushroom-cloud: :fire: :fire: I believe the official slogan is "Worst Year Ever"

Duration:00:26:48

47. Justus - Trap Soul/Rap Artist

12/11/2019
I first saw Justus performing a couple weeks ago at the McFarland Manor November show. On today's episode, I chat with him about his creative process, how he became "big in Algeria", his terms of success, and the lessons he's learned navigating Spotify's playlist algorithm. Justus has a new track Risky debuting today, December 11th, on Spotify. Listen thru until the end of the episode to hear it, and be sure to add it to your playlists if you dig it! Follow Justus...

Duration:00:52:19

46. Shawn Wickens - Artist / Comedian

11/26/2019
Today I’m bringing a new thing to the show with my guest Shawn Wickens, who will forever hold the distinction of being the first comedian on the podcast. I met Shawn about twelve years ago, back when I was going through my improv comedy phase. He happened to be passing thru Cleveland a couple of weeks ago on his way to play a show in Louisville, Kentucky, and swung by the house to catch up. We chat about the improv scene circa 2007-8, how he came to found the Bad Theater and Film festivals,...

Duration:01:08:37

45. Christopher Johnston - Author/Playwright

11/21/2019
Today my guest is writer Christopher Johnston, and we’re discussing his book “Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice”. Chris also has a new play with Playwright’s Local, Live Bodies for Sale. The show premieres tomorrow Friday November 22, and will run until December 15th. You can find more information and tickets at playwrightslocal.org. Additional links: Cleveland Rape Crisis CenterGreater Cleveland’s Coordinated...

Duration:00:57:54