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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

Be Aware of Your Breath, Keep Your Chin Up, and Be Still /// Episode023

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!! /// Episode022

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

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

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 – Episode018

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 – Episode017

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....

Duration:00:42:48

What’d We Learn: It’s Fun to Be Nice and Face Blindness – Episode016

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 – Episode015

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 – Episode 8

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...

Duration:01:15:09

A Sweet Remembrance – Episode 7

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...

Duration:01:17:23

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

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

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...

Duration:01:55:59

Name Change & Guns Follow Up

1/20/2018
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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 (Grapes of Wrath Mix) by...

Duration:00:17:26

Hey Friend, Let’s Talk About Guns – Episode 5

12/28/2017
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Welcome back as we took a small respite to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with our families and to build out a release docket for the next 6 months that we should all enjoy! Today, join us as we explore the topic of gun ownership, rights and use. This is actually a topic we have never discussed before and given the nature of sensitivity we wanted to see where the conversation went. This is a great foray into how we have discussions were we sincerely reach a point of disagreement through...

Duration:00:39:51

Update Episode: A Rambling Memoir

11/11/2017
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This social experiment we've embarked upon as already taught us a lot. We thank you for joining us and we look forward to bringing more and more as we continue to grow. In today's episode we step back from interviewing guests and talk about where we are on this journey. We share what we've learned thus far, what's gone right (and wrong), and where we plan to go. Telling listeners what's going on in the background and sharing the process works. Leave comments, reviews, or likes to let us...

Duration:00:24:18

What’d We Learn: Oh, So I’m Black Now? I Wasn’t Black During The War

11/6/2017
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Join us as we discuss our last episode with Lloyd. If you've not listened to the episode with Lloyd yet, you're doing it wrong - do that first. In these "What'd we learn" episodes we aim to both Evaluate out last conversation and discuss where we've individually Evolved if indeed we have. The conversation with Lloyd was a very full conversation and we will be coming back with a part two to provide depth on several areas we skimmed over. Expose.Evaluate.Evolve

Duration:00:05:37

Oh, So I’m Black Now? I Wasn’t Black During The War – Episode 4

10/14/2017
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This episode doesn't have choice language but some of the subject matter is heavy. Just know before listening depending who you listen with. Today we learn about Lloyd. Lloyd is gracious to share his story that led him to today where he lives in Los Angeles and is an Activist, a Human Relations Trainer doing work with Law Enforcement, businesses, non-profits and educators. He is a Mediator, Youth worker, boxing/self-defense coach, and singer. After living his developmental years in Boston...

Duration:02:08:03

What’d We Learn: Three Black Men On F-@king Scooters

9/26/2017
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Sit in as we explore our thoughts regarding the discussion with Speaks. As is with each episode, we always seek to evaluate our thoughts after a conversation in an effort to evolve our thinking and our mindset. In this follow-up we actively explore the thoughts we have been privately trying to understand. The Speaks conversation had a lot in it with some complexity as he brought a perspective worthy of attending to. We try to work through our thoughts and hope it helps you work through...

Duration:00:21:08

Three Black Men On F-@king Scooters – Episode 3

9/7/2017
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Disclaimer: This episode has explicit language. Speaks has a lot to say so this is certainly a great listen, just be aware of the language. gri·ot [ɡrēˈō, ˈɡrēō] NOUN a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. This episode is a conversation with a gentleman named Speaks. Speaks lives in the hills of Los Angeles. He is an owner of Hyperion Public, which has two great restaurants and really great bars...

Duration:00:59:05

What’d We Learn: Tell Peanut, he has to go

8/21/2017
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In this follow up to our 2nd episode and first interview we share what we took away from the conversation with Josh. We also touch, briefly, upon the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia just a week ago on August 12th. New schedule: we'll release a new episode once per month and two weeks later we'll do a follow up. Here are some links to things we mentioned in the episode with Josh in case you're curious: Keith mentioned an article "Why I'm Racist"...

Duration:00:26:23