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Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
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New York City, NY

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Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

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English


Episodes

Exploring dualities of life with filmmaker and Multiracial family dad, Rain Bennett, Ep. 165

4/22/2018
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Ep. 165: Rain Bennett lives in a world of dualities. From a small town, he loves world travel and cosmopolitan life. He's an artist, but he also loves the rigor of athletic pursuit. And, a White man, he is a Multiracial family man. His life is a study in the co-existence of dual nature and contrasts. Rain is a two-time Emmy© nominated filmmaker, fitness professional, public speaker, and writer. His projects excel at bringing the stories of different subcultures to light. Born into a...

Duration:00:48:27

The Multiracial Family Man Podcast: Reflections by Alex Barnett on 3 years of hosting the podcast, Ep. 164

4/15/2018
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Ep. 164: This week I decided to try something a bit different. Rather than interview someone, I've opted to provide my reflections on 3 years of hosting the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, offering my thoughts on why I started the podcast, what it was intended to be, how that has changed and evolved over time, what I've learned, and what I foresee for the future. I hope you'll enjoy it. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on...

Duration:00:33:09

Multiracial, British, Afro-Trinidadian filmmaker, writer, producer & storyteller, Lichelli Lazar-Lea, on her search for identity and on weaving her multiracial experience into storytelling narratives, Ep. 163

4/8/2018
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Ep. 163: Lichelli Lazar-Lea is a Multiracial, British, Afro-Trinidadian filmmaker, writer, producer and storyteller. Listen as she describes her search for identity, reconnecting with her father in Trinidad, and how she weaves her Multiracial experience into her professional works. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the...

Duration:01:11:12

Multiracial Caribbean roots, the #MeToo Movement and women of color, and the impact of the Black Panther movie on society with Ayanna Dookie, Ep. 162

4/1/2018
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Ep. 162: comic Ayanna Dookie, who is a Black and Indian woman with Trinidadian roots, returns to the podcast to talk about her heritage, the #MeToo Movement and the role of women of color in that Movement, and the impact of the movie Black Panther on society. Take a listen! For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family...

Duration:01:11:55

Latinx multiracial culture with childrens book author Hannah Carmona Dias, Ep. 161

3/25/2018
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Ep. 161: Hannah Carmona Dias is a Writer who currently resides in Tennessee. Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me is her debut book which tackles a topic she herself has struggled with. In addition to writing Hannah is also a wife, mother, founder of Collective Art School of Tennessee, YouTuber, and actress. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and two cats, dog, and iguana. She also enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix, posting way too many GIFs on...

Duration:00:56:11

Race, racism, and the changing economics of the comedy business with multiracial comedian, J-L Cauvin, Ep. 160

3/18/2018
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Ep. 160: J-L Cauvin is a former criminal prosecutor-turned-comedian. He also is a Multiracial man with Irish and Haitian roots. As a result, he has a keen eye for race, racial dynamics, and racism in the criminal justice system, in the entertainment world, and in life. Also, after almost two decades as a comic, J-L has keen insights into the changing economics of the comedy and entertainment business. J-L has been featured on The Late Late Show, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed,...

Duration:01:27:51

African history, Pan-Africanism, and debunking stereotypes through comedy with Justin Williams, Ep. 159

3/11/2018
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Ep. 159: Justin Williams is Assistant Professor, History at the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the Center for Worker Education.In addition to teaching, Justin is currently in the process of publishing his research on the history of Pan-Africanism in Ghanaian politics. Justin also is a stand-up comic with a unique stand-up act, complete with deadpan delivery and a knack for sarcastically pointing out the absurd. As one of New York City’s funniest up-and-coming comics,...

Duration:01:04:57

Afro-Latina culture, multiracial life in the South, and transracial adoption, with Ligia Cushman, Ep. 158

3/4/2018
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Ep. 158: Ligia Cushman is an Afro-Latina with Dominican roots who grew up in New York City. She is married to a White man, and together they have a multiracial son, whom they adopted. Ligia and her family live in the South, where she is an active advocate in the adoption space. Listen as she talks to Alex about her Multiracial experience, her views on race and adoption, and how Multiracial experience differs from North to South. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his...

Duration:01:15:07

Fashion history, diversity in fashion, and Afro-Latino multiracial life with Jasmine Helm, Ep. 157

2/25/2018
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Ep. 157: Jasmine Helm is a fashion historian. She grew up in La Puente, CA and New York City and has studied fine art, art history, fashion and museum studies on both coasts. Jasmine has also worked as curator and archivist in Los Angeles and New York. She is passionate about exploring the cross-cultural intersections between history, art, material culture, fashion, and people. Her current research focuses on the dress and textile culture of the Afro-Indigenous groups in the Bluefields...

Duration:01:08:37

Comedian Tamer Kattan on being Egyptian, Muslim, Jewish and an immigrant to the United States and representing that multicultural life onstage, Ep. 156

2/18/2018
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Ep. 156: Tamer Kattan was born an outsider and that's where he stayed. This Egyptian-born American was born into a family of Muslims, Christians and Jews, leaving him incredibly comfortable in the uncomfortable. From school yard bullies to an abusive father, comedy quickly became a weapon of this underdog. Tamer began his comedy career in Los Angeles and New York, but very quickly began to tour internationally. His over-seas experiences include tours for the troops in Afghanistan,...

Duration:01:02:09

Exploring multigenerational multiracialism with Maya Williams, Ep. 155

2/11/2018
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Ep. 155: Maya Williams is a multigenerational, multiracial woman. Her father is Black, White, and Chickahominy; her mother is of Black, White, and Cherokee descent. Her father has a mixed mother and had a black father (d. 2007); her mother has a White father and a Black and Cherokee mother. Given this rich, multiracial background, Maya has been writing and editing the Race Section of The Tempest, pursuing interfaith work under the Interfaith Youth Core as a Better Together Coach, and...

Duration:00:52:58

Multiracial experience and being a "Real American" with Julie Lythcott-Haims, Ep. 154

2/4/2018
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Ep. 154: Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising for more than a decade at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. Recently, she penned her book Real American: A Memoir, which she sat down with Alex...

Duration:01:15:23

Richard Rothstein talks about his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, Ep. 153

1/28/2018
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Ep. 153: Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly...

Duration:00:52:54

Angela Nissel on being Multiracial, broke, struggling with depression, and then on finding success in Hollywood, Ep. 152

1/21/2018
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Ep. 152: Angela Nissel is the author of two books: the national best-selling comedic memoir The Broke Diaries and the award-winning Mixed. In addition to books, she’s also a television writer and producer. What has she done recently? Tyler the Creator’s The Jellies airing late 2017 on Adult Swim. She’s also written for Scrubs, Til Death, and The Boondocks. Angela (originally from Philadelphia, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania) co-founded OkayPlayer.com with her friend...

Duration:01:05:04

Jewish diversity with African-American rabbinical student Sandra Lawson, Ep. 151

1/14/2018
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Ep. 151 -- Sandra Lawson is rabbinical student, a sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, vegan, writer, public speaker, guitar and ukulele player. She's also an African-American lesbian who served in the military who converted to Judaism before embarking upon her current path to become a rabbi. Listen as Sandra tells Alex about her life and her journey to make the World a better place. For more on Sandra, please visit her website here:...

Duration:01:12:20

Multiracial experience and technology with Jason Barnwell, Ep. 151

1/7/2018
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Ep. 151: Jason Barnwell is a Biracial man who grew up in the Deep South,"found" his "tribe of nerds" at MIT, and then pivoted to a career in law (and technology). Listen as he discusses his life and his role now as the Dad in a Multiracial family with a Jewish wife and daughter. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial...

Duration:01:16:29

Multiracial heritage and its impact on health access and outcomes with Karen Tabb Dina, Ep. 150

12/31/2017
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Ep. 150: Dr. Karen Tabb Dina is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is Multiracial, and she studies, among other things, the health patterns of Multiracial Americans, and why it is critically important to examine race and ancestry in health research. For more on Dr. Dina, please visit her at: http://socialwork.illinois.edu/faculty-staff/karen-tabb-dina/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website:...

Duration:01:14:41

Multiracial and diverse Jewish life with April Aviva Baskin, Ep. 149

12/24/2017
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Ep. 149: April N. Baskin is the Union for Reform Judaism's Vice President of Audacious Hospitality. Before coming aboard in August 2015, she served as the national Director of Resources and Training at InterfaithFamily. Dedicated to building a stronger, more inclusive Jewish community committed to social justice, April has spent 10 years advocating for Jewish diversity inclusion locally and nationally in a variety of ways, including facilitating LGBT educational trainings as a Keshet...

Duration:01:21:33

Multiracial family life onstage, in video, and in real life with comic and actress Angelina Spicer, Ep. 148

12/17/2017
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Ep. 148: Angelina Spicer is a very funny person. She's a comic and actress with multidimensional talent. She has built a impressive online presence with her portrayal of Tyra Banks, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj on the Disney’s viral Web series Electric Spoofaloo. Some of her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, and The Hollywood Reporter. As a Stand up Comedian, Angelina has performed for audiences from coast to coast at venues like The Hollywood...

Duration:01:05:55

Born Catholic, raised in a Jewish neighborhood, and a convert to Islam, Ismael Maldonado is a multiethnic, multicultural, Latino in a Multiracial marriage, Ep. 147

12/10/2017
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Ep. 147: Ismael Maldonado is a stand-up comedian and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, was raised by Catholic parents and married a Muslim girl. Oh and he's also Latino. As he says: "Salaam, Shalom, Hola." Ismael Maldonado is not just a stand up comedian. He wants to not only make you laugh but also make you think and challenge how you look at the world through humor. To learn more about Ismael, please check him out here:...

Duration:01:07:07

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