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Hosted by Marquise Richards, Marie Sykes, Brianna Tyson, & Dayquan Williams, Dear Reading is a podcast that highlights how Reading has shaped us while also discussing pop cultures & news. We're looking to promote local businesses & artists.

Hosted by Marquise Richards, Marie Sykes, Brianna Tyson, & Dayquan Williams, Dear Reading is a podcast that highlights how Reading has shaped us while also discussing pop cultures & news. We're looking to promote local businesses & artists.
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United States

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Hosted by Marquise Richards, Marie Sykes, Brianna Tyson, & Dayquan Williams, Dear Reading is a podcast that highlights how Reading has shaped us while also discussing pop cultures & news. We're looking to promote local businesses & artists.

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@dearrdg

Language:

English

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Episodes

Dealing with Burnout and Finding Your Purpose (ft. Annarose Ingarra-Milch)

1/14/2019
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WE ARE BACK FOR Season 3, Episode 1! This episode we cover an array of topics and are trying to get back into the swing of things. This episode fell into our old format, but be prepared for next week. Word On The Street: 1. Cyntoia Brown: https://t.co/XkipAY6gAC 2. Surviving R. Kelly 3. Government Shutdown: https://t.co/wfPwFnuc8K 4. Millennials: Career vs Jobs: https://t.co/vbZrJ4ajsO The Stoop: We discuss the pressures of Black Excellence, burnout, and what that looks like. We were able to...

Duration:01:46:08

S2E25 | A Reflection of 2018 (ft. The Wonder of Ivy)

12/24/2018
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On season 2, episode 25 of DearRDG we do a reflection on our year and are joined by Lisa de la Cruz aka The Wonder of Ivy. We are more than excited to have this particular episode, since it is our season finale. What song did we start with for Smooth Sounds? How did Marie make us look at our music choice sthis time around? Did Bri have beef with anyone this week?! We also tackle the news, we talk about LeBron and his interactions with his son, wypipo funding 45's wall, medium ugly niggas,...

Duration:01:56:15

S2E24 | Protect Black Women, King of R&B, and Watchu Want? (feat. Lola's Ice)

12/17/2018
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On this episode of DearRDG, we discuss Jazmine Headley, Cyntoia Brown, and the King of R&B. On the Stoop, we decided to go with asking one another what we want in life. We looked at what we wanted for 2019 and it was a nice way to ask about what we were looking for. Links to everything that we discussed this episode. Cyntoia Brown: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/12/11/cyntoia-brown-case-facts-story-timeline-2018/2276009002/ Jazmine Headley:...

Duration:01:49:18

S2E23 | State of R&B, Hip Hop, and Our Hometown (ft. Eddie Moran)

12/10/2018
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On this episode of DearRDG, we just do a simple recap of the state of hip hop, rap, and R&B as we hear it today. We examine our top 5 albums, try to figure out which year was stronger, and just free for all with musical conversation. We interviewed Reading School Board Member Eddie Moran. We got to know a little bit more about his background and his inspiration for being on the school board and making a difference. Listen to the podcast to learn how to get involved with the community on more...

Duration:01:32:12

S2E22 | Couple Goals, Role Models, and Ebony Luxe (ft. Altavese Williams)

12/3/2018
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On this episode of DearRDG, we explore Michelle Obama and "couple goals," Tammy's comments on ICE tear gassing immigrants, and representation in our community. We also talk about being raised on love vs being raised to survive. We became a little more introspective with this episode and got a bit more personal. D. Will was missed during this episode, but he will definitely be back. Guest: Altavese "Bouk" Williams Twitter: @msprettyb_ Ebony Luxe: ebonyluxecollection.com IG:...

Duration:01:43:56

S2E21 | Dwight Howard, Transphobia, And Processing Anger (ft. Mont Sosa)

11/26/2018
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This week on the episode, we are down 1 host, but we had an interesting conversation on a lot of pop culture this week on the episode. On the Stoop, we talked about how we processed our anger and what that meant for Black men, Black women, and the Black community. We end off with an interview with Mont Sosa. Mont Sosa: https://twitter.com/AyoMontsosa Booking or features: steadymont@gmail.com Listen to his music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mont-steady/1352682167 Word On the...

Duration:01:34:47

Episode 20 | Black Genius, Success, and Potted Poetry (ft. Creative Tiana)

11/19/2018
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Episode 20 of DearRDG! On this episode, we discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inmates fighting the forest fire, Kendrick Johnson, and how Hollywood fetishizes Black pain. We talk about success on the stoop and what that looks like for us. We end off with an interview with Tiana Lopez aka Creative Tiana aka Potted Poetry aka the Plant Mami! We get to know about her adventures to Reading from Compton, but also how she grew into herself.

Duration:01:58:08

S2E19 | Elections, Apology Language, and Cultivating Communities (feat. Brad Waples)

11/12/2018
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On season 2, episode 19 of DearRDG, we discuss every piece of the elections from policy changes, throwing away Florida, and the excitement surrounding voting. We also discuss how we accept forgiveness and how we want people to forgive us. We also get to interview Brad Waples. He is the owner of Custom It Printing, an amazing poet, and cultural architect for the City of Reading. Hosts: Chief Quise, Pusha Bri, D. Will, and Marie. Audio Engineer: Jay Shaffer (Pagoda City Studios) Business...

Duration:01:36:24

BONUS: Get to Know the Hosts

11/7/2018
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Is Marquise still mixy? Marie is a music guru.Is D. Will still acting light-skin? Who does Bri have beef with this week?! This episode of DearRDG is exploring the news, elections, violence in Reading, and on the stoop, we had questions prepared for one another. Take a listen to this all new episode.

Duration:01:36:39

S218 | Dear Reading... A Word From Our Superintendent (ft. Dr. Khalid Mumin)

11/6/2018
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For this special episode, we decided to have a dedicated conversation with Dr. Khalid Mumin. This episode is simply Reading's Finest. We get to know about Dr. Mumin's personal life, but also his philosophy and hope as the Superintendent for the Reading School District. We hope that you gain something out of this.

Duration:00:53:19

S2E17 | Cultural Appropriation And Trust The Vision (feat. Jonathan Cintron)

10/28/2018
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On episode 17 of DearRDG, we discuss the news and pop culture. This week we discussed hate crimes in America: the shooting in Pittsburgh, MAGA Bomber, and Megyn Kelly... Bri also brought us a piece of positive news. On the Stoop, we talk about Cultural Appropriation and how that relates to us. Reading's Finest featured Jonathan Cintron of Visonare! He talked about his personal and his brand and influence. A man who speaks of legacy and wanting to leave a positive impact in the world.

Duration:01:25:36

S2E16 | Colorism, Local Creatives, And The Rhodes To Success (ft. Dr. Alixis Rhodes)

10/22/2018
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Episode XVI | Colorism and the Rhodes to Success. On this episode, we explore Rihanna and protesting the NFL, Cardi B giving back to New York, and local entrepreneurship in the city of Reading. We also follow-up with the 9-year old Black boy "groping" the white woman and him not forgiving her, but also delve in Essence's first Black woman photographer. On the Stoop, we discuss colorism and how that affected us growing up, but also seeing what that means for Black men and Black women. We also...

Duration:01:44:53