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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.

Twitter:

@mindpopzone

Language:

English


Episodes

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

The Election Is Over: What now?

11/11/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Trav share their thoughts about the election and what needs to happen moving forward. The crew also invites several callers to share their thoughts and opinions.

Duration:01:30:20

Whirlwind Romances

11/4/2020
On today's episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana & Trav open the show discussing the Saved By The Bell Reboot, the Selena Netflix Series, Lil Wayne endorsing Donald Trump, and monkey labor. Main Topic: The crew chats about whirlwind romances and debate whether or not they actually work. The crew then invites to the show a couple who turned their whirlwind romance into a wonderful marriage.

Duration:01:35:13

Vote or Die

10/28/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, it's all about voting.

Duration:00:57:20

Remembering Bernie Mac w/ Daughter, Je'Niece McCullough

10/22/2020
Remembering and celebrating the life of the great Bernie Mac with special guest, his daughter, Je'Niece McCullough.

Duration:01:10:30

What's Happenin'

10/14/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Trav recap the vice-presidential debate. The crew also discuss Trump and his Covid Rallies, jail employees torturing inmates with the Baby Shark song, Yelp flagging racist businesses and promoting black-owned businesses, and Spotify employees threatening to protest Joe Rogan. The crew also talks about the Blackish voting episode, a new Obama-produced cartoon coming to Netflix, Schitt’s Creek. The Mind Pop Zone also celebrates...

Duration:01:03:52

Love During Covid-19

10/7/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, the crew opens the show discussing Donald Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis. The crew then invites guests to share their experiences of love, dating and marriage during Covid-19.

Duration:01:32:33

Positives In 2020

9/30/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Trav open the show discussing the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision. They then turn the conversation to discuss the CEO of Palmetto Pimento Cheese calling BLM a terrorist organization. The crew also talks about Tory Lanez being lame. Main topic: It's all about positivity. The crew shares some of their positives of 2020 including:

Duration:00:56:59

Fantasy Celebrity Picks

9/23/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Trav open the show debating a Missy Elliott and Janet Jackson Verzuz battle. The crew also discusses the Cardi B and Offset divorce. Main Topic: The crew picks their favorite celebrity for various situations.

Duration:00:55:39

Going Back To College With The Mind Pop Zone

9/16/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis remember 9/11. The crew also discusses Will Smith and Janet Hubert coming together for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion. Shewana shares her frustration with Disney Plus and Mulan. The crew also talk about the start of the NFL. ​Main Topic: Are you ready to go back to college with The Mind Pop Zone? The crew share their thoughts about having to go to college during Covid-19. The conversation then turns to whether or...

Duration:01:13:32

Whatever Happened To....

9/9/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, the crew takes a trip down memory lane and reminisces about some of the great things from the past. Listen and find out whatever happened to...

Duration:01:07:59

Seven Shots: A Conversation About Jacob Blake and Racial Inequality

9/2/2020
On today's episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis talk about yet another police shooting of an unarmed black man. The crew share their thoughts about Jacob Blake, police brutality, the protests in Kenosha and murder suspect, Kyle Rittenhouse. ​The crew speaks about how blackness is seen as a threat. They also discuss police training, athletes becoming activists, and they debate how to facilitate change in America. The conversation then turns to examine the history of...

Duration:01:09:50

Keeping It 100 (Replay)

8/26/2020
This is a replay of episode 11 which originally aired on February 19, 2020. ​On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis open the show discussing a story about a Kansas City man who is offering $25,000 to the person who can find him a girlfriend. Tired of online dating, the 47-year entrepreneur launched his own dating website in hope of finding love. ​Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone crew keeps it 100 about a variety of topics even when their opinions are unpopular....

Duration:01:01:39

Bonus Episode: Get To Know The Mind Pop Zone Intern

8/19/2020
On this bonus episode of The Mind Pop Zone, the crew introduces Abby the Intern to the Mind Poppers.

Duration:00:19:00

Reopening Schools During Covid-19

8/12/2020
On today's episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis open the show discussing Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's video for their new WAP song. Shewana shares some strong opinions regarding the song and video. The crew then discusses the new romance of Common and Tiffany Haddish. The crew also share their opinions about Jamie Foxx's new Netflix film, Project Power, and Travis recaps the 2 Chainz Rick Ross verzuz battle. Main Topic: The Mind Pop Zone crew talks to guests...

Duration:01:03:03

Is It Fake News Or Real News?

8/5/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis pay tribute to Congressman John Lewis. The crew also share their thoughts about the drama going on with the Ellen Show. The conversation then turns to Donald Trump's promotion of the demon sperm doctor, Stella Immanuel. ​Main Topic: Are you able to decipher between fake news and real news? Play along as J.R. provides the headlines, and Shewana and Travis try to figure out whether it's fake news or real news. ​ Phone:...

Duration:00:57:55

Hot Topics (Episode 35)

7/29/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone Podcast, J.R., Shewana and Travis discuss a few hot topics for the week: Getting rid of the penny Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Washington Football Team Start of baseball and basketball Baseball players kneel Trump cancels Jacksonville GOP convention Grim Reaper patrolling beaches Man discovers a house in his attic Strip clubs opening up during Covid-19 13 Reasons Why on Netflix Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Virtual Comic Con​

Duration:00:26:47

The Wine Pop Zone w/ Shaunna Cooper & Shayla Smith

7/22/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone, the crew opens the show discussing the incident involving Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez. The crew also talks about the apparent suicide attempt of Tamar Braxton and the drama involving Nick Cannon. ​Main Topic: It's all about wine with the ladies of Wine Spencer. Sisters, Shaunna Cooper and Shayla Smith, join the show and share how they turned their passion into a wine tasting and wine consulting business. The two sommeliers then have some fun...

Duration:01:14:21

Ask Men Anything

7/15/2020
On this episode of The Mind Pop Zone, the crew opens the show discussing the tragedy involving Naya Rivera. J.R. also admits to Shewana and Trav that he is officially a fan of the Hamilton Musical. The crew also discusses the boycott of Goya foods, Disney's partnership with Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton signing with the New England Patriots. ​ Main Topic: The Mind Poppers sent in questions for the "ask men anything" segment. Shewana moderates as Trav and J.R. keep it real and answer all...

Duration:01:17:52