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What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito

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What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito is your source for untold stories and uncovered truths. Hosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. They're talking about art, music, politics, sports and what's good!

What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito is your source for untold stories and uncovered truths. Hosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. They're talking about art, music, politics, sports and what's good!
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What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito is your source for untold stories and uncovered truths. Hosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. They're talking about art, music, politics, sports and what's good!

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Episodes

Gaby Moreno On Leaving Home And Making It In The Music Industry

10/17/2018
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The Guatemalan singer/songwriter joins Stretch & Bobbito to talk about the ups and downs of navigating the music industry as an independent artist and what she's doing to help victims of the Volcán de Fuego disaster in her home country.

Duration:00:35:18

Chef Massimo Bottura On Challenging Tradition And Combating Hunger

10/10/2018
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Chef Massimo Bottura's restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy currently holds the top spot on the annual list of the world's 50 best restaurants. But his creative and contemporary take on Italian cuisine wasn't always a hit with the locals. Bottura joins Stretch and Bobbito to talk about the early days of his now-famous restaurant, the humble roots of Italian cuisine and how he's using his influence to advocate against food waste and hunger via his non-profit, Food For Soul. Plus,...

Duration:00:38:41

Bozoma Saint John Bridges The Gap Between Culture and Commerce

10/3/2018
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Pepsi. Apple. Uber. Endeavor. Just a handful of the companies branding guru Bozoma Saint John has already had her hands on. The daughter of a Ghanaian politician raised between the U.S. and Africa, Saint John embodies a worldliness, a confidence and a curiosity that has made her one of the most sought-after marketers working today. She joins Stretch & Bobbito for a lively discussion about her Ghanaian roots, the tough life lessons she learned from Spike Lee and her newest challenge: helping...

Duration:00:45:09

Maimouna Youssef AKA Mumu Fresh Is Ready For The Spotlight

9/26/2018
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The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter talks about her Native American heritage, how she learned to rap and what it's like to navigate the music industry as an independent artist.

Duration:00:37:23

The Roots' Black Thought On How Art Saved His Life

9/19/2018
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The Roots frontman Black Thought (aka Tariq Trotter) joins Stretch & Bob for an open conversation about his early days in Philly, how childhood trauma motivated him to succeed and the guys uncover his 1994 freestyle from their show at WKCR.

Duration:00:47:09

Bethann Hardison On Model Diversity And The Ever-Changing Face Of Fashion

9/12/2018
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Pioneering model, agent and fashion activist Bethann Hardison talks about sneaking into bars as a child in 1950s Brooklyn, modeling in the historic 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show and how the industry has evolved in the past 50 years.

Duration:00:50:00

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez On Creating A Superhero For Puerto Rico

9/5/2018
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Graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez joins Stretch & Bob to talk about his comic book series La Borinqueña, Puerto Rican history and how art can be a conduit for activism.

Duration:00:40:06

Rakim Reflects On His Life In Hip-Hop And What Happened With Eric B.

8/29/2018
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Legendary emcee Rakim joins Stretch and Bobbito for a look at his iconic career and life, including reflections on his Islamic faith, the dissolution of his duo with Eric B., and the patience it takes to craft the perfect rhyme.

Duration:00:41:09

Lenny Kravitz

8/22/2018
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Musician, style icon and guitar hero Lenny Kravitz talks with Stretch & Bobbito about his formative years in New York, his experience growing up as a biracial kid, and that time he shared a stage with Aretha Franklin.

Duration:00:50:23

Erykah Badu

8/15/2018
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Enigmatic singer/songwriter Erykah Badu joins Stretch & Bobbito for a freewheeling conversation about her daily visit to "the five doctors," how she became a certified doula, her desire to try stand-up comedy and her getting critiqued by Prince.

Duration:00:45:06

What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito is back!

8/8/2018
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The legendary duo Stretch and Bobbito are back for season 2 of What's Good! The first episode launches on Wednesday, August 15th, featuring an interview with Erykah Badu.

Duration:00:02:17

Bootsy Collins

11/1/2017
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Collins joins the hosts to talk about his new album, how James Brown saved his life, and the right way to funk people up

Duration:00:33:09

Mr. Cartoon

10/25/2017
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The world famous tattoo and graffiti artist joins the hosts live from Los Angeles to talk about the unique cast of characters that shaped him as an artist, translating his signature style onto Nikes, and what it was like to tattoo Kanye West.

Duration:00:35:54

José Andrés

10/23/2017
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The world-renowned chef joins the hosts for a live taping of What's Good, to talk about immigrating to the U.S., humanitarian work through cooking, and why pineapples are better than steak.

Duration:00:30:53

Eric Haze & Rosie Perez

10/11/2017
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The actress and artist sit down for a live taping of What's Good to talk about the early days of hip-hop, and what it's like teaching singers to dance.

Duration:00:33:14

Hill Harper

10/4/2017
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Hill Harper is an author, activist and actor, who recently became a regular on ABC's drama "The Good Doctor". The hosts and Harper talk about justice in America, how playing a cop on TV informs his views on policing, and about playing ball with former president Barack Obama.

Duration:00:26:10

Franchesca Ramsey

9/27/2017
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Stretch and Bobbito talk to Franchesca Ramsey about the early days of YouTube, her new Comedy Central pilot, and what she's learned while hosting her own podcast.

Duration:00:29:34

Jose Parla

9/20/2017
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Artist Jose Parla joins the guys to talk about Cuba, taking graffiti seriously as an artform, and the joy of digging up old music.

Duration:00:31:07

Ana Navarro

9/13/2017
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The CNN commentator joins the guys to talk about life as a political refugee, winning shouting matches on cable news, and her patriotic love of peanut butter.

Duration:00:27:47

Run The Jewels

9/6/2017
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El-P and Killer Mike talk to Stretch and Bobbito about how they turned slang into a slogan, homophobia in hip-hop, and the importance of cherishing shared humanity over political differences.

Duration:00:29:28