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Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandtheking More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandtheking More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

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United States

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Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandtheking More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

Language:

English


Episodes

Trigger Warning: Michael Hickson

7/10/2020
Julie and Torin are mad as Hell. Why? Michael Hickson, a Black Disabled father of five dies after being refused treatment for coronavirus at St. David's in Austin, TX. This is a MUST LISTEN story about the effects of ableism and racism in our healthcare system. Joined by the wife of Michael Hickson and members of ADAPT of Texas we take a deep dive into the death of Michael Hickson. Who decides the quality of YOUR life? https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund Prepare yourself for Crazy...

Duration:01:05:08

Damned If You Do? Damned If You Don't?

7/3/2020
This week, Torin and Julie explore recent reviews of the "kafkatrap" of Robin DeAngelo's White Fragility and Carmel, Indiana's Rev. Theodore Rothrock from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church calling Black Lives Matter organizers "maggots and parasites." White Suburban Women in Indiana, it is time to soldier up or shut up. A brief mention of Adidas' literal and figurative "Karen" and a set up for next week's show where we take a deep dive into the murder of Michael Hickson of Austin, Texas....

Duration:00:34:10

Goldman Sachs Diversity & Trump's H1B Visa Freeze

6/25/2020
This week, Julie and Torin talk Goldman Sachs diversity play - Torin is optimistic, Julie is skeptical, but either way how can D/I experts leverage this new player to create change? Also, this week, the Trump Administration puts a "temporary" halt on H1B (and others) visas...How can companies build a sustainable pipeline of talent for the long-term and increase diversity. It is time to stop thinking short term, people! Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:32:59

Juneteenth and LGBTQ HISTORY

6/18/2020
This week, Torin and Julie celebrate living during a historical, game changing moment in LGBTQ civil rights. We also realize Julie's university education in history could use an upgrade. #BLM #Juneteenth #WhiteWashedHistory Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links:...

Duration:00:38:46

Managing Accommodations: Sheryl Ellis Interview

6/14/2020
In our lastest episode, Torin and Julie welcomes Sheryl Ellis, author of Making It Work: Managing your Health Condition through Workplace ADA Accommodation. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING!!! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Work-Condition-Workplace-Accommodations/dp/1733503005...

Duration:00:34:54

White Spaces and Mom Guilt

6/5/2020
Quarantine Week 11 - This week, Julie learns about White Spaces and Torin laughs then brings the realness. Julie shares every working mom's guilt. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links: https://sociology.yale.edu/sites/default/files/pages_from_sre-11_rev5_printer_files.pdf...

Duration:00:34:58

Black Creators White Blamers

5/29/2020
Quarantine Week 10 - This week Black Creators on TikTok fight against censorship and win and white folks heap blame on black people for the impact of Coronavirus. WTF?!?! Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links: Cred: Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin

Duration:00:36:45

A Tale of 2 CEO's Dorsey vs Musk and Investigating Journalism

5/20/2020
Quarantine Week 9 - This week is a tale of two CEO's - What does Twitter and Tesla's CEO's and their approach to reopening say about the value of labor in America? Then Torin and Julie jump in to investigating the diversity of investigative journalism. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis...

Duration:00:34:06

Running While Black, Left Behind and Social Model Paradox

5/13/2020
Quarantine Week 8 - Torin and Julie dive into the Ahmaud Arbery murder, the pandemic is impacting those who are deaf and finally the speed of change is proving once again disability is a social model we can change. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links:...

Duration:00:37:44

Mental Health First Aid - Kevin McCloskey and Michelle Weinstein

5/7/2020
Quarantine Week 7 - Torin and Julie are joined by Disability and Inclusion Experts, Kevin McCloskey and Michelle Weinstein. In a time like no other, the pandemic has opened eyes and hearts to the mental health epidemic in the world. Kevin and Michelle share their predictions, some best practices and the necessity of mental health first aid in our workplaces. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie:...

Duration:00:38:35

COVID-19 - Black Lives F**king Matter

4/30/2020
Quarantine Week 6 - Black lives and black communities are being devastated by the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and it is not by accident. Generations of systemic inequality are being exposed now more than ever in the lives lost. Join Torin and Julie in a frank and transparent conversation. It is time for a reality check and time for strong action. McKinsey and Company lay out the stark truths right before our very eyes. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:45

Crip Camp Revolution

4/22/2020
Week 5 and we are ready for a revelation and a revolution here at Crazy and The King. Join us for a discussion of the new Netflix Obama collab - Crip Camp. It WILL change the way you see people with disabilities and the disability civil rights journey in a whole new way. AND it will make you happy and ready to join the cause. Something we all need right now. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie:...

Duration:00:35:00

Keepin' the Flow w/ Diversity

4/16/2020
Quarantine Week 4: How do we keep D/I in the forefront when we aren't in front of each other? When we do get back together, how can we catapult this crisis into meaningful action and conversation about the importance of D/I - we bring multiple perspectives - listen in! Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin:...

Duration:00:37:31

WFH Disability Style and ImageNet Trashes Their Brand.

4/10/2020
As the Coronovirus quarantine continues, Julie and Torin jump into how WFH mandates change the game for talented workers with disabilities who have been denied the accommodation pre-virus. Then ImageNet Consulting trashes its brand and its morale by trying to steal their employees' stimulus checks - and their kids' checks, too. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie:...

Duration:00:34:26

Edelman Trust Barometer - Coronavirus Edition

4/2/2020
The United States and the Western World is in a time of unprecedented lack of trust in our institutions including the government and the companies we work for. Record levels of income-inequality and fear about a less rosy future have been driving our failing trust and then BOOM coronavirus right to the face. How can we as D/I leaders, as people leaders, and humans create and leverage trust for the good of our businesses, our fellow travelers, and our world? Prepare yourself for Crazy and the...

Duration:00:38:38

Accounting for Inclusion and US Soccer Said What???

3/26/2020
How is the accounting industry accounting for the successful women unable to climb the ranks due to pregnancy despite superior performance? The US Women's Soccer Teams fight for equal pay and equity continues with USA Soccer arguing women are inferior in all ways to the men's players. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin:...

Duration:00:29:17

Starbucks Equal Pay, Really? Diversity without Disability

3/18/2020
Is Starbucks claim of Equal Pay a reality or smoke and mirrors? People with disabilities are still far behind other diversity groups in employment, even at record low unemployment rates. Julie is tired of diversity without disability. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links:...

Duration:00:33:11

Is the Vault Open or Locked Tight to Diversity in the Finance Industry?

2/28/2020
How is the Financial Services industry doing on their Diversity and Inclusion? This week, Torin and Julie, take a look at the recently released House report. We found some silver lining and some storm clouds. There is more work to be done. What are you doing to make it happen. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links:...

Duration:00:33:23

Cocaine and Mean Girls

2/17/2020
Cocaine and Mean Girls....How better to start the week? Julie and Torin look at the intersection of tech and racism through the lens of the criminalizing of crack cocaine vs the powdered choice of the wealthy, white, male tech leaders in Silicon Valley. Then Julie shares her personal views on mean girls, queen bee syndrome and all things women do to fail each other. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and...

Duration:00:34:46

Willae Ivory Interview

2/5/2020
In our lastest episode, Julie and Torin welcomes Willae Ivory, entrepreneur and founder of Willae Fallana Co. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING!!! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis Show Links: Willae Fallana Co: http://www.willae.com/ Willae Ivory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willaeivory/ Cred: Produced by: Chad Sowash...

Duration:00:35:20