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The free-spirited, weekly podcast that explores those random things that suddenly pop into your head at unexpected times. Join hosts, J.R., Shewana, and Trav as they discuss, debate, and try to make some sense out of the crazy things that are going on in our minds.

The free-spirited, weekly podcast that explores those random things that suddenly pop into your head at unexpected times. Join hosts, J.R., Shewana, and Trav as they discuss, debate, and try to make some sense out of the crazy things that are going on in our minds.

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United States

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The free-spirited, weekly podcast that explores those random things that suddenly pop into your head at unexpected times. Join hosts, J.R., Shewana, and Trav as they discuss, debate, and try to make some sense out of the crazy things that are going on in our minds.

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@mindpopzone

Language:

English


Episodes

What's Poppin?

4/21/2021
It’s a full show of “What’s Poppin” on this week’s episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast. Topics include: In the Zone: Mickey Guyton

Duration:01:22:28

Following Your Dreams

4/14/2021
What's Poppin'? R.I.P. DMX. Lebron James is remaking House Party. Tyler Perry is creating a Madea prequel called Mabel. Police pepper spray a black Army officer. The Jamie Foxx/Will Smith debate. Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone crew have a conversation about following your dreams. They talk about why it’s important to follow your dreams. Should you play it safe or take risks when following your dreams? When should you stop pursuing your dreams? Is it selfish to pursue your dreams? What are...

Duration:01:36:21

Gender Inequality in the Home

4/7/2021
What's Poppin'? Prayers for DMX and his family. The Earth Wind and Fire/Isley Brothers Verzuz battle. Regé-Jean Page not returning for season 2 of Bridgerton. Lil Nas X embraces Satan. Main Topic: Gender inequality in our homes. In the Zone: Roy Williams

Duration:01:13:59

Gender Equality in Sports

3/31/2021
What's Poppin'? Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, signs voter restrictions bill that will be sure to disenfranchise many black voters. Relationship guru, Derrick Jaxn, caught cheating on his wife. Bagel Karen calls a black bagel store worker the n-word. ​Main Topic: Amidst the backlash for the disparity in amenities at the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments, the crew discuss inequality in the sports world. They also have a conversation about transgender athletes competing in women’s...

Duration:01:08:59

And The Popscar Goes To

3/24/2021
What's Poppin'? J.R. breaks down the Twitter battle between Cardi B and Candace Owens. Our home city of Winston-Salem considering reparations for its Black residents. An announcer calls a high school girls’ basketball team the n-word when they kneel for the national anthem. ​Main Topic: Forget about the Oscars. We’re giving awards in the movie categories that people care about: The Scariest Movie of all time, The Most Overrated Movie, Movie with the Best Twist, Saddest Movie, Funniest...

Duration:01:29:27

A Conversation About Colorism

3/17/2021
What's Poppin'? Shewana and J.R. get their first Covid vaccine shots. Shewana reacts to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah. Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. Stacey Dash apologizes for past political statements. ​Main Topic: The crew engage in a conversation about colorism in the black community. ​In the Zone: Evanston, Illinois

Duration:01:27:55

Behind The Music

3/10/2021
What's Poppin'? Mike Tyson wants us to boycott Hulu. K-Michelle has a booty mishap. Shewana shares her opinion about Chris and Paige’s drama on Married at First Sight. Kim Kardashian divorces Kanye. ​Main Topic: The crew go behind the music and share their feelings about white artists who crossover and perform traditional black music. They ask and answer the question, “Does Hip-Hop promote toxic masculinity?” Should black artists have more responsibility to the community and use their art...

Duration:01:01:33

Growing Up In The Church

2/24/2021
What's Poppin'? It’s J.R.’s birthday. Shewana hips the fellas to the crazy new trend of wearing mesh masks. Thoughts and prayers go out to those dealing with the aftermath of the winter storm in Texas. Ted Cruz can kick rocks. Donald Glover signs a multimillionaire deal with Amazon studios. ​Main Topic: The crew talk about their experiences growing up in the church. They have a conversation about church hurt. They debate whether people should dress up when going to church. The crew share...

Duration:00:51:20

A Conversation About Cancel Culture

2/17/2021
What's Poppin'? Trump’s impeachment hearing is over and the verdict is... The crew share their thoughts. The crew discuss the situation involving Tessica Brown aka the Gorilla Glue Girl. Shewana, J.R. and Trav then open up and tell stories about some stupid things they have done in the past. In other news, The Best Man series is coming to Peacock. Main Topic: The crew offer their opinions about cancel culture and its role in today’s society. J.R. then hosts a game show, To Cancel or Not to...

Duration:01:35:23

Mental Wellness Check In w/ Andrea Clary

2/10/2021
What's Poppin'? The crew share their opinions about Cardi B's new song, Up. The Frasier reboot is happening. Does anyone care? The crew talk about Wendy Williams Lifetime documentary and biopic. ​Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone dedicates today's conversation to mental health. Special guest, Andrea Clary comes on to the show and discusses a holistic approach to wellness and mental health. ​ In the Zone: Henry Darby

Duration:01:05:25

It's A Man's World, But...

2/3/2021
What's Poppin'? R.I.P Cicely Tyson. The crew give their Super Bowl predictions along with a forecast about the commercials this year. Shewana shares the juicy details about a salacious story involving former police Chief, Jason Collier, who was caught cheating on his wife after both of his mistresses called him out on the police department's Facebook page. In J.R.’s “piss you off” news, is Subway’s Tuna really tuna? ​Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone becomes a microcosm of the issues women face...

Duration:01:14:44

Inauguration Day: The Recap

1/27/2021
What's Poppin: R.I.P Hank Aaron. Trav gives a rundown of the Ashanti/Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle. The crew debate Shaq's criticism of Donovan Mitchell during an awkward post-game interview. Shewana schools the fellas on Tik-Tok's latest viral trend: sea shanties. They discuss the White House's massive cleanup bill. ​Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone crew recap the inauguration. They discuss who were the best and worst dressed. They also share their thoughts about poet laureate Amanda Gorman, Joe...

Duration:01:03:15

Social Media: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

1/20/2021
What's Poppin'? Shewana shares her expert opinion about the James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets. The crew talk about Insecure and The Have & Have Nots coming to an end. They also discuss the report that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner did not allow their Secret Services members to use their bathrooms. ​Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone crew have a conversation about the positives & negatives of social media. Should free speech be allowed on social media sites? Is our country better or worse...

Duration:01:30:01

Are You Ready For 2021?

1/13/2021
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, the crew share their thoughts about the Capitol Riots. They also discuss the Michael B. Jordan/Lori Harvey romance and the Kanye/Kim Kardashian rumored divorce. Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone talk about the outlook for 2021. Shewana schools the fellas on Bridgerton. The crew also share some of their most anticipated movies, tv shows and music for 2021. They then share their feelings about New Year's resolutions and the power of manifesting. The...

Duration:01:08:36

2020 Recap (The Best & the Worst of the Year)

12/30/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, the crew recap 2020. Awards go out to....

Duration:01:16:26

The Christmas Story

12/16/2020
It’s all about Christmas on this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast. What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? White Lights or Multi-color Lights? Fake tree or Real tree? What’s your favorite Christmas movie and Christmas song? Are you for or against Secret Santa? What’s the best and worst gift you’ve ever received? The crew talks about this and much more on this festive episode. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Mind Poppers. Contact The Mind Pop Zone: info@mindpopzone.com

Duration:01:01:56

Stop All This Twerking & Sh*t

12/9/2020
On this bonus episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, the crew has a conversation about the viral video of Dallas restaurant owner, Kevin Kelley, reprimanding his customers for twerking in his True Kitchen + Kocktails restaurant. The crew also engage in a conversation about another viral moment in which YouTube Relationship Coach, Kevin Samuels, makes the argument that modern women are not actually victims when it comes to relationships. Let us know what you think. info@mindpopzone.com

Duration:00:46:00

What's The Hullabaloo?

12/2/2020
Special Request: We need the Mind Poppers help naming our hot topics segment. Send suggestions to: info@mindpopzone.com

Duration:00:10:13

Celebrating Black Businesses

11/25/2020
It's Shewana's birthday week! On this episode, J.R., Shewana and Trav open the show with a little sports talk (i.e., the NBA Draft). The crew also recap the Jeezy verzuz Gucci Mane battle, and Shewana shares information about cities paying people to move to their city. Main Topic: The crew invites black business owners and entrepreneurs to the show to talk about their businesses.

Duration:01:19:55

Moving On Past The Election

11/18/2020
On today's episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Trav open the show by discussing the release of the PlayStation 5. The crew also discusses Chris Brown joining Only Fans, the ongoing dispute between Britney Spears and her father, and The Weeknd performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl Main Topic: The crew talk about some of the things they look forward to getting back to now that the election is over.

Duration:00:57:35