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Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.
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Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

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@alexgeejr

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English


Episodes

Ep. 26: Dear White People, Frickin' A, and Wondering If White People Are Welcome In A Black Church

8/7/2018
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On this fun and honest episode, Dr. Alex Gee teases his upcoming full discussion of the Netflix series Dear White People by sharing his thoughts on the first episode. Dr. Gee is joined by some of his podcast crew to get a White perspective on the topic of White people entering Black spaces, such as Black churches. Plus, hear the group struggle to understand the use of the phrase "Frickin' A." You don't hear open discussions on race like this anywhere else.

Duration:00:47:47

Ep. 25: "Racism Is A White People Problem:" Short Stack Eatery Owners Share On The Intersection of Community Justice, Business, and Becoming A 'Would-Be' White Ally

7/30/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee talks with the owners of Short Stack Eatery in Madison, WI about how they are committed to using their business to better the community. Alex Lindenmeyer and Sinead McHugh share how they started their restaurant business and sought out the African American history class to grow their vision. Don't miss hearing these two innovative female entrepreneurs speak honestly about the work being done to bridge the gap between White and Black communities. They share practical ideas...

Duration:00:48:58

Ep. 24: Former NFL Player Rev. Dr. Terrell Fletcher Discusses Life Transitions and Reclaiming Identity

7/23/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee welcomes his friend Terrell Fletcher to reflect on his journey from playing in the NFL to being an inspirational leader in the the community. Terrell speaks to the need to lean into transitional moments in our lives and be willing to redefine our identity. He is now an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, provocative thinker, and author. Dr. Gee and Terrell discuss family life as a team and finding a team in any aspect of life to encourage greatness. Working together as a...

Duration:00:50:37

Ep. 23: Indigenous Leadership and the Forgotten Unity of Black and Korean Communities: A Conversation with My Good Friend Peter Ahn

7/16/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee talks with Pastor Peter Ahn about community development locally and internationally. Peter reinforces the need for empowering a multicultural leadership approach in local communities. He has demonstrated raising up local leaders and resourcing them to make change on their own in the Engelwood community of New Jersey. Dr. Gee and Peter discuss the power and beauty of the African American and Korean communities coming together for change. Article that Dr. Gee and Pete Ahn wrote...

Duration:00:48:05

Black Voters & The Power To Shift An Election with Supervisor Shelia Stubbs

7/10/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee sits down with County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs to her story of community leadership and how she sees the power of Black voters changing politics. Shelia is currently running for State Assembly in a historic race, with the primary on August 14. Hear how she plans to be the first person of color to be elected to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Shelia will inspire you to be involved in your community and be civically engaged in order to make a difference locally. Dr. Gee and Shelia...

Duration:00:57:10

Lisa Sharon Harper & The "Little" White Lie That Has Divided Our Country

7/3/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee welcomes Lisa Sharon Harper to the show to talk about her genealogy research and her commitment to speak truth into American history. You don't want to miss Ms. Harper's passionate insight into our current political and religious landscape. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by convening forums and experiences that bring common...

Duration:01:10:03

Ep. 20: Fathering Fatherless Fathers with Guest Aaron Hicks

6/26/2018
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Aaron Hicks returns to the show to ask Dr. Alex Gee questions as a father and mentor to him. The discussion covers the importance of surrogate fathers for the fatherless. Aaron and Dr. Gee model the support and vulnerability needed between men to have a healthy family. The two men share how you turn your mess of a childhood trauma into a message that can be passed on to others. Aaron explores how the prison system and re-entry process limits the ability to maintain family commitments and...

Duration:01:02:01

Ep. 19: The Psychology of Healthy Fatherhood: Special Guests Drs. Chris Bass and Gerry White

6/18/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee continues his discussion of fatherhood by talking with two experts and scholars in family life, Dr. Chris Bass and Dr. Gerry White. Their conversation explores the way the media and society conveys Black identity through generations, the importance of reconciling with father's, and mentoring children. Dr. Bass and Dr. White focus on the health of father's as they raise and set the example for their children. Broken father's will produce broken children if a healthy identity is...

Duration:00:53:35

Ep. 18: My Greatest Father’s Day Gift Ever: A Conversation With My Adult Daughter, Lexi.

6/15/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee sits down for a special Father's Day conversation with his daughter Lexi Gee. They reflect together on stories from growing up and the art of storytelling itself. Hear how the father/child relationship changes over time and as a child grows up to adulthood. Lexi also shares her opinions on media representation of Black women. Also, don't miss the first edition of the "Millennial Black Ice Breaker" segment!

Duration:01:07:13

Ep. 17: A Black Father, A White Son, and Unconditional Love: The Scott Jackson Story

6/11/2018
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You don't want to miss Scott Jackson's unbelievable story of growing up through abuse and racism, and the way that his Black Step-Father transformed his view of fatherhood. Dr. Alex Gee discusses with Scott Jackson the role of fathers in the household and how a father can display integrity and compassion. Hear how Scott has carried this sense of charity into his life work to spread goodwill everywhere. Scott Jackson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Impact. Global...

Duration:00:55:47

Ep. 16: Celebrating Fatherhood for the Next Generation with Guests Anthony Cooper and Jamal Eubanks

6/4/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee starts a month long conversation about Fathers and their role in the family. On this episode Dr. Gee speaks with Jamaal Eubanks and Anthony Cooper Sr. about their histories with their own fathers and their relationship with their children. Jamaal is the Founder of Eubanks Solutions LLC (eubankssolutions.com), a mentoring and leadership company that pushes his message of #FuelOrCrutch. He has a book called Determination to Succeed that will be coming out in 2018. Anthony Cooper...

Duration:00:58:17

Ep. 15: The Children's Welfare to Prison Pipeline: An On the Record Conversation with Judge Everett Mitchell

5/28/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee is joined by Hon. Rev. Everett Mitchell, Dane County Circuit Court Judge and Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church. They candidly discuss the justice system and ways that we can support and raise up everyone in our community. Hon. Rev. Everett Mitchell shares his personal story and how it inspires his passion for social issues, such as poverty, war, incarceration and immigration.

Duration:00:57:23

Ep. 14: Real Black History for White Allies: A First Step Towards Racial Unity

5/21/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee hosts a discussion about the African American History Course started by Justified Anger. His guests are some of the team behind the course, including Harry Hawkins (Executive Vice President of Nehemiah/Justified Anger) and Dr. Karen Reece-Phiffer (Director of Program Research/Evaluation for Nehemiah/Justified Anger). One of the course participants, Chris Wood, also joins the discussion to share how attendees are transformed by the content and experience of the course. Hear...

Duration:00:48:03

Ep. 13: Momma's Boys: The Legacy of Black Mothers

5/15/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee speaks with other "Momma's Boys" who share about the influence that their mothers have had in their family life. The men talk about the importance of multigenerational households, family meals, and extended family. Get invaluable advice passed on from the experience of strong Black women. Find out more about this episode's special guests: Enis Ragland: Deputy Mayor for Administration in Finance Bishop Harold Rayford Jerome Dillard: State Director of EXPO (EX-Prisoners...

Duration:00:54:59

Ep. 12: A Tribute To My Mother

5/11/2018
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On a special Mother's Day episode, Dr. Alex Gee reflects on the journey of his mother through her story of perseverance, strength, and family. His mother's book of poetry provides insight into the Black experience in America and wise lessons that a mother passes on to her family.

Duration:00:32:59

Ep. 11: Whitesplaining

5/7/2018
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On this episode Dr. Gee tackles some of the common arguments heard from White people when trying to explain racist commentary. Hear his thoughts on "All Lives Matter" and other popular phrases in American culture. Dr. Gee also shares his own encounters with whitesplaining.

Duration:01:23:44

Ep. 10: Can a Black Soul Food Restaurant Really Be Vegan? (Guest Tamearra Dyson, featured chef on Food Network)

5/1/2018
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Dr. Gee talks with owner and chef, Tamearra Dyson, of Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA. She has been cooking her signature vegan dishes since the age of 18 and was recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network. Listen as she shares her deep love for food and expertise with Dr. Gee. Tamearra is working on a book that will be a combination of a short cookbook and autobiography. Look for the book by the end of the year. Souley Vegan is franchising and any interested...

Duration:00:36:13

Ep. 9: Starbucks, Donald Trump, and Ventriloquist Dolls: How Trump Is Saying What America Has Always Been Thinking

4/23/2018
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Dr. Gee has a fun and honest conversation about recent issues in America with guests Lilada Gee (Lilada's Livingroom/Black Woman Heal) and Kaleem Caire (Founder/CEO of One City Early Learning Center). Dr Gee discusses Donald Trump as a ventriloquist doll sitting on the lap of America, a mouthpiece for white fragility. They also discuss the Philadelphia Starbucks incident and the concept of White space. Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall Ventriloquist

Duration:00:49:52

Ep. 8: The Paradox of Being A Black Police Officer with Officer Corey Saffold

4/16/2018
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On this episode Dr. Gee asks Madison Police Officer Corey Saffold the tough questions about the tension between race and law enforcement. Officer Corey Saffold shares his experience as a Black police officer. Their conversation covers racial profiling, police procedure, and police shootings of unarmed Black individuals. Dr. Gee also relates his personal experiences of racial profiling with law enforcement. You can find more from him at www.coreysparadox.com or email him at...

Duration:00:51:59

Ep. 7: The Austin Bomber: An Austin Community Leader's Response to Racial Profiling with Guest Corey Tabor

4/10/2018
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Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with Corey Tabor from Austin, Texas about racial profiling and the arrest of the the Austin Bomber. Corey Tabor is Founder and President of the History in the Making Community Development Center (H.I.M. Center), Founder and Lead Pastor of Full Life Community Church, and the Community Outreach Director with Austin LifeCare (ALC). coreytabor.com

Duration:00:28:53