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Welcome to Under The Skin, our social experiment to open up discussions regarding sensitive topics like politics, race, and gender. In which we Expose perspectives, Evaluate those perspectives, and Evolve our own thought and process. We introduce regular conversations that are difficult to have in everyday settings demonstrating how we listen and discuss with the goal of advancing connection and dialogue for all.

Welcome to Under The Skin, our social experiment to open up discussions regarding sensitive topics like politics, race, and gender. In which we Expose perspectives, Evaluate those perspectives, and Evolve our own thought and process. We introduce regular conversations that are difficult to have in everyday settings demonstrating how we listen and discuss with the goal of advancing connection and dialogue for all.
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Welcome to Under The Skin, our social experiment to open up discussions regarding sensitive topics like politics, race, and gender. In which we Expose perspectives, Evaluate those perspectives, and Evolve our own thought and process. We introduce regular conversations that are difficult to have in everyday settings demonstrating how we listen and discuss with the goal of advancing connection and dialogue for all.

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English

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(440) 941-1051


Episodes

Rakhi Voria /// Be Yourself and Believe In Yourself /// E030

10/18/2018
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Rakhi Voria joins us today! She is Chief of Staff to Microsoft CVP of Inside Sales, Co-Chair of Women@Microsoft and part of the Forbes Business Development Council. Passionate about advancing Millennials and women in business. She is a millennial herself and a wonderful example of the millennial generation. We discuss her Indian upbringing, 'Tiger Parenting', growing up after her father left and ultimately how this all attributed to her young career success and how it helps define what...

Duration:01:22:15

Kwame Bowen /// Courage, Commitment, Consistency /// E029

10/4/2018
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As we conclude September, Suicide Prevention month, and we follow to our amazing conversation with the founder of a non-profit dedicated to preventing teen Suicide, this week we welcome Kwame. A man who had personal struggles with suicide and found his way to a brighter day. Three words he anchors on: Courage, Commitment, Consistency. Coach Kwame now aims to use the struggles he went through to teach young men so they can learn from his journey. He lost his mom at a young age and his family...

Duration:01:46:05

Brittany Chung /// You Have Meaning /// E028

9/20/2018
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"There is a reason why you are here. Even if you don't see it now, you have meaning and there is a purpose in your life..." Brittany Chung This conversation could not be more timely as September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Our guest, Brittany, has created a non-profit to eliminate the disturbing trend regard teen (and all for that matter) suicide rates. We discuss her background and both what brought her to LA and what propelled her to her journey. It's a noble cause, a needed...

Duration:00:44:43

David Totten /// The Audacity Of What’s Possible /// E027

9/6/2018
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The Audacity of what's possible. Today we go on a ride with our man David. David is one-quarter native American and lives in Seattle. He's a family man and successful executive at a large tech company. You'll quickly notice that he's very aware of who he is and what he thinks. Topics we broach in this conversation: His theory on how Colin Kaepernick got Trump electedNative American backgroundDad getting drafted in Vietnam Philosophy on community and familyAdmiration for...

Duration:01:54:20

Alanna Airitam /// There Is Fear Or There Is Love /// E026

8/16/2018
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There is fear or there is love...a poignant thought left with us when we met Alanna Airitam. Alanna is a fine art portrait photographer best known for The Golden Age, a series of portraits shot with classic Rembrandt style lighting. Themes in her work revolve around representation and using art as a platform for marginalized voices. A New York native, Alanna grew up in Dallas, and currently resides in San Diego. We were connected through her brother as he shared her work and we immediately...

Duration:01:01:40

Phil Hay /// Writing, RPGs, Baseball, and Sitting With Discomfort /// E025

8/3/2018
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It is our pleasure to introduce Phil Hay and we do indeed cover writing, RPGs, baseball, and sitting with discomfort. Phil is a screenwriter, producer, little league coach, and a pretty funny dude. In this conversation, we cover a myriad of topics largely around understanding how Phil got into writing. We dWhat experiences enabled him to write and the tools he uses to navigate life. Among them we get into his thoughts and framework for managing conflicts, we talk about feelings and being...

Duration:01:26:07

The LockWest Monster /// If We Can’t Communicate We Can’t Exist /// E024

7/20/2018
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Welcome back friends, today we're joined by The LockWest Monster. While the title is our favorite quote from the conversation our next favorite is "Dialogue is the breeding ground for all resolve". This conversation moves all over the place and we get a really good look into the mind of LockWest. He's a poet, a thinker, lover of people, and also happens to be a rapper. He invited More In Common into his home in Lynwood, CA and this is the first conversation Keith and Rodney were both live...

Duration:01:27:53

Be Aware of Your Breath, Keep Your Chin Up, and Be Still /// E023

7/5/2018
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We have the extreme pleasure of introducing Alex aka Shye Eaze. She is an artist, a doer, a creator. She tells us to: Be Aware of Your Breath, Keep Your Chin Up, and Be Still. She plays at least 4 instruments, in fact, the music we use to introduce in this episode her features her playing the violin. She raps, she is the CEO of Wit Eaze Entertainment, to name a couple more things. Wit Eaze is a multi-talented stage showcasing the graceful bodily movements, instrumentals, lyrics, fashion,...

Duration:00:44:05

June 2018 Updates!! /// E022

6/28/2018
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Updates, Get your updates! In today's short episode we have June 2018 updates for the masses. We've hit the middle of our year and want to share a few things with you all. Chief among those, some of our learnings, challenges, and new release cycle. It's a short yet action packed 15 minutes that is geared to let you know where we're going. Listen in. Suppot our endeavor and grab a tshirt, click ---> here Expose/Evaluate/Evolve/ Music credits: I Dunno (Grapes of Wrath Mix) by spinningmerkaba...

Duration:00:16:50

What’d We Learn: The Stigma Around Mental Illness /// E021

6/22/2018
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In this brief follow up we talk about what we learned in "The Stigma Around Mental Illness" with Brescia. If you didnt get a chance to listen quite yet go back and check it out, it's Episode020. Transcript: Keith: All right welcome back or welcome to more in common this is our social experiment here we find and create unity we're doing it by exposing people their stories their mindsets and the reasons for them. It's our social experiment to find common ground and make this world a better...

Duration:00:13:16

The Stigma Around Mental Illness /// E020

6/6/2018
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The stigma of mental illness is a real thing. Many struggles with admitting, accepting, or even talking about the challenges they face with mental illness because of this stigma. There are a lot of amazing organizations and individuals trying to change this culture. Giving people a safe place to open up about their experience. Today, we are graced with Brescia Dover who is one of these AMAZING individuals. Brescia has experienced more in the first quarter of her life than most. Join us in...

Duration:01:50:32

What’d We Learn /// Fighting The Zombies Of Injustice /// E019

5/20/2018
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This follow up to our conversation with Vu about Fighting The Zombies Of Injustice is short and sweet. We contemplate what we learned and what we took away from the conversation personally. If you didn't have a chance go back to Episode017 and check out the original conversation with Vu. You can find Vu's work with non-profits on his website nonprofitAF, he's doing some great work to help non-profits change the way they see themselves and work with funders.

Duration:00:08:54

Fighting The Zombies of Injustice /// E018

5/4/2018
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Vu Le (“voo lay”) joins us today. He is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Yes, we do talk about fighting the zombies of injustice. Vu’s passion is to make the world better. He believes that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. Vu...

Duration:00:42:48

What’d We Learn /// It’s Fun to Be Nice and Face Blindness /// E017

4/21/2018
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What'd We Learn: It's Fun to Be Nice and Face Blindness In typical fashion, we follow up with our last episode with a short talk about what we've been thinking about. Specifically where our conversation with Ken forced us to consider new things. If you didn't get to hear you can find it here: It's Fun to Be Nice and Face Blindness. it This is the Evolve part of More In Common, in which we challenge what we think we know. Want to know more about face blindness? Click here....

Duration:00:11:01

It’s Fun To Be Nice and Face Blindness /// E016

4/7/2018
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Prosopagnosia or face blindness: the inability to recognize faces. Face blindness is thought to be the result of abnormalities, damage, or impairment in the right fusiform gyrus, a fold in the brain that appears to coordinate the neural systems that control facial perception and memory. Remember kids, It's fun to be nice Today's conversation is with Ken, a Technical Sales Engineer, a good dude with a lot of interesting thoughts that will force you to think. He's got a charmingly sharp wit...

Duration:00:50:03

A Sweet Remembrance – Part 2 – Episode015

3/16/2018
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Part 2 - A Sweet Remembrance. School to Prison Pipeline: The disproportionate tendency of minors and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to become incarcerated, because of increasingly harsh school and municipal policies. In an uncommon twist to our typical follow-ups, today we continue "A Sweet Remembrance" with Lloyd Wilkey. We do add a follow-up to the conversation in the spirit of our evolution but do carry the episode concluding our discussion with Lloyd. Part 2 takes us deeper...

Duration:01:15:09

A Sweet Remembrance – Episode014

3/8/2018
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Moral Turpitude Noun Conduct that is believed to be contrary to community standards of honesty, good morals, or justice. Origin 15th century Latin turpitudo (“vile” or “base”) A Sweet Remembrance. Today we are back with Lloyd Wilkey. Please go back to the first episode find it here, episode 4. You can find Lloyd on twitter @mindfulpolicing. Lloyd is an activist, human relations trainer focusing on law enforcement, education, business, non-profit. He's a mediator, self-defense coach @ LA Riot...

Duration:01:17:23

What’d We Learn: We Find Ourselves With More In Common – Episode013

2/16/2018
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Evolve In today's episode we take a moment to talk about what we learned from our conversation with Felicia. What's been on our mind and what about the conversation has spurred growth and evolution for each of us. Expose.Evaluate.Evolve.

Duration:00:22:02

We Find Ourselves With More In Common Than Different – Episode012

2/1/2018
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Well, here is the first guest episode of 2018! Additionally, this is our first conversation under the new name, MORE IN COMMON! We are excited to bring this discussion to you. In this episode, we have Felecia Killings. Felecia is a devoted mother, educator, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of FKMinistries, which seeks to help people walk in their calling. She is the Executive Director of LiyahAmore Publishing, which helps Christian Authors build their writing ministries. And she...

Duration:01:55:59

Name Change & Guns Follow Up – Episode011

1/20/2018
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Name Change & Guns Follow Up Happy New Year and welcome back to More In Common. That's right, the name change is official. In this episode we talk about the change and what it means to us. We also include our "What'd we learn" segment regarding our last conversation about guns. We talk about what we've been chewing on since that conversation and how (or if) we've evolved. Join us in this, our first episode of 2018, a short and easy way to start the year off. Music (remix) credits: I Dunno...

Duration:00:17:26