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EP. 98 - Hard Knock Life w/ Chris (Part I)

For our first two part episodes ever, we were joined by Chris in studio this week. Chris reached out wanting to tell about his story in hopes of educating others who have fallen under similar circumstances. We delve into moving from Germany to the states, how bullying affected him and how the conditions at home affected his life, how he started to go down the wrong path that lead to crime, being sexually assaulted, stripping & prostituting and abusing alcohol. Make sure to tune in to hear...


EP. 97 - Don't Die Over Ya Neighborhood w/ Hailey Nolasco

For our very first episode of the new year, we are joined by Founder & CEO of Civically Engaged, Hailey Nolasco. Hailey discusses her upbringing and heritage & how some unfortunate events lead her to tumultuous times in her life. She follows that up with how one event steered her back in the right direction and what she does now professionally. We get into what made her start her non-profit organization, Civically Engaged and what the goal of the company is, the current state of NYC in terms...


EP. 96 - A Seat At The Table w/ Ione

For our final episode of 2018, we were joined in studio by Nieema's friend Ione. Ione is a mother and blossoming entrepreneur. We get into some of her cultural background, her traditions & values, the differences she sees in Caribbean & American ways of life. We then jump into her and when she decided to become a business owner, being a woman in the trucking industry, the process, how to deal with male employees and contemporaries. We jump into her next venture, Brunchin' With Ione & what...


EP. 95 - African In America w/ Edafe Okporo

On this week's episode we are joined by author and podcaster, Edafe Okporo. After a brief introduction, we discuss when he came to the states and what pushed him for the move, the immediate differences he noticed when in the states, previous thoughts about the U.S. that were proven to be false, his thoughts on the term "African-American", how African view Americans & vice versa, some of the disconnect between Black Americans and Africans, how the Black community has shifted their perception...


EP. 94 - What's Ya Sign? w/ Daisha Of The Wine Down Podcast

We release a special episode this week as we were joined in studio by Daisha, 1/2 of The Wine Down Podcast, all the way from the ATL. We get into how Daisha and her co host Tori started their show and then we jump into this week's topic of zodiacs! We get into our birthdays and zodiac signs, what we know of our signs and how we feel about signs in other people, the stereotypes that match our personality, whether we feel connected to the same signs and share characteristics, whether we feel...


EP. 93 - It's Just Weed w/ Tori

On this week's episode we were joined by Tori (@toriuptown) in the studio to discuss the growing world of cannabis. We get into her first experience with weed and why, her perception of people who smoke weed, the misconceptions of weed smokers, the social shift of weed, the roles social media and mainstream media play, white weed culture vs black/hispanic weed culture, whether weed is a gateway drug, the benefits of cannabis, how weed affects her, edibles, weed in politics, how crimes...


EP. 92 - I Ain't From Around Here w/ Co

Nieema hosts the show solo this week as Steven & Vixon were out of town. Nieema is joined friend & co-worker, Colondra aka Co. They discuss her being born & raised in St. Louis, the allure of NYC, transitioning to NYC, the biggest differences between the cities, adapting to a new city, being in the beauty industry, whether NYC really has more opportunities, how the beauty industry works in St. Louis, dating in NYC, difference in the men between the cities, dating challenges, whether NYC more...


EP. 91 - 30 Ain't Too Bad w/ Carla of Shit I'm 30 Podcast

For a special episode, we were joined in studio by Carla of Shit I'm 30 Podcast. After getting into a bit of Carla's backstory and how she came about her show, we focus on the societal impact of turning 30. We discuss turning 30, some of the anxiety that can be felt, how social media may have positive/negative influences, the outlook many have on their lives when facing 30, pressures coming from family & friends, looking back at your 20s, viewing relationships then & now, biggest...


EP. 90 - Vote Or STFU

Tomorrow is Election Day, so for this week's episode we focus on why it is so important to vote. We get into why the powers that be try and stop our votes, the importance of voting for African Americans, Women & the LGBTQ community, what are the midterm elections and their importance, our views on politics in general, the major policies and laws that are being voted on & more. If you head to you will be able to locate the nearest places for you to vote in your area, the...


EP. 89 - A Lil' Cheating Won't Hurt

On this week's episode we discuss the positive aspects of cheating. We get into the pros of cheating, our thoughts on open relationships, polyandry & polyamory, whether we have ever cheated, would we ever cheat, our views on hall passes, threesomes & more... Hosted by Steven & Nieema Simone w/ Vixon John Executive Produced by Steven, Nieema Simone & Bianca Bey Engineered by Diego Demarco at Dubway Studios Email: Instagram: @SIpodcast @Mr.Thesier @Nieema_Simone @Vixonj...


EP. 88 - Be Careful With Me

This week, Nieema was out as we were joined by friend of the show, Erin of Vital Information Podcast. We get into this week's topic of frenemies, first we define friendship and frenemies, whether we have any, things we've learned from those relationships, can they be beneficial, how to deal with frenemies, initial warning signs, if we have ever been a frenemy, how people secretly enjoy the drama and much more. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page: Use the code: SI10 for...


EP. 87 - Karma is a Bish

Vixon is back in the studio this week as we discuss karma. We discuss what is karma, whether we believe in it, how does one bring good/bad karma to themselves, examples of karma we have seen, karma vs coincidence, whether bad people deserve good karma, whether karma should be fair, how we feel when karma doesn't come back around, whether good karma is worth waiting for and we round things off with the 12 Laws of Karma. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page: Use the...


EP. 86 - Antoine Was Here

Soooooo this week our friend Antoine joined us in studio and we were suppose to talk about bad habits... but what had happened was... Just press play Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page: Use the code: SI10 for 10% off your order at Scotch Porter Hosted by Steven & Nieema Simone w/ Vixon John Executive Produced by Steven, Nieema Simone & Bianca Bey Engineered by Anthony Careccia at Dubway Studios Email: Instagram:...


EP. 85 - Ghostbusters

"I ain't afraid of no ghost!" This week we talk about ghosting in today's society. We first define what ghosting is, whether it is really a bad thing, what makes people go ghost, when did it become a thing, why does it happen more with online dating, ghosting after the first date, ghosting via text message, behavioral clues, where ghosting stems from, have we ever ghosted or been ghosted and lastly reasons why people ghost. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page:


EP. 84 - Trash

Whether you've been here for episode one or episode eighty, you would know that we call everybody trash. So we figured why not really focus on the topic. So we get into whether people are really trash, what is the root cause behind it, the role social media plays, how the internet has skewed things, cyberbullying, the psyche of New Yorkers, who's worse between younger people & older people, have we lost our sense of humanity, how women still maintain a level of purity in comparison to men...


EP. 83 - Whole Lotta Gang Shit

YERRRR! We back! And when we say we, we talking Steven, Nieema, Bianca & Vixon were all in the studio for the first time ever. In this episode, we discuss Nieema's The Rebirth event, why she's been gone from the show so long, her road to recovery & how things have changed for her, we reintroduce ourselves and what we do on and outside the show, we look back on our two years of podcasting, what's to come and some shoutouts & words to our supporters. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page:...


EP. 82 - You Ain't Accustomed to Customs w/ Ms. Walker

This week we are joined in studio by 1/2 of @TheBlueprintLive & travel blogger, Ms. Devorah Walker. We discuss her first travel experience, how many places she been thus far, how many trips she goes on annually, how she goes about budgeting for trips, some travel do's & dont's, her favorite & least favorite places, most overrated & most accurately hyped, dopest thing & worst thing to happen to her, some of the racial embrace abroad, some tricks of the trade, how to make the most of your...


EP. 81 - Lost In Translation w/ AmazingAura

This week, the lovely Auralynn (@AmazingAura) of the @marginaliapodcast stops by the studio to discuss a bunch of things when it comes to behavioral patterns of men and women. We get into the how depict both sexes feel about relationships in today's society, why there is such a great disconnect between men & women, what we feel is the biggest thing men do not comprehend about women, how some women have adjusted their mind frame when it comes dating men of a certain financial status, why men...


EP. 80 - Still I Rise w/ Cat Ducasse

Our thoughts & prayers are with our videographer & contributor, Vixon as he mourns the passing of his stepmother. Since the age of 9, Cat Ducasse has been diagnosed with lupus. Over the last 16 years she has not only learned to survive with the illness but live her life unapologetically. This week she comes to the studio to discuss what lupus is, her first signs when she was diagnosed, her current day to day battles, defining what a flare is, how she copes with the illness, ways to she...


EP. 79 - Oh You Fancy, Huh?! w/ BrooklynPetite

For this week's episode we are joined by fashion blogger & entrepreneur, Veronica aka Brooklyn Petite. We discuss her early fashion influences, when she started to take fashion seriously, how she describes her style, what made her start blogging, how she came about the name Brooklyn Petite, when she started to get some real traffic online, the misconceptions of being a blogger, being an Afro-Latina woman from the hood in the industry, the goals for her brand, some of the critique she gets,...