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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 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

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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 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Language:

English


Episodes

The Final Episode - Ep. 250

12/8/2019
Ep. 250: This is the final episode. And, we just want to say thank you so very much to all the listeners! You've been fantastic, and we hope you've enjoyed the podcast. We wish you all the best! 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 Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our...

Duration:00:01:51

Revisiting a conversation with comedian J-L Cauvin about race, racism, and the changing economics of the comedy business, Ep. 249

12/1/2019
Ep. 249: 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:01:27:46

Dancer, actress, ninja, writer, Tori Eldridge, and Hawaiian-Norwegian multiracial experience, Ep. 248

11/24/2019
Ep. 248: Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, The Ninja Daughter, is the first book in the Lily Wong series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Tori is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and...

Duration:00:49:57

Revisiting a conversation with Professor Sarah Gaither about multiracial perceptions, interracial interactions and intergroup contact, Ep. 247

11/17/2019
Ep. 247: In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Professor Sarah Gaither. Professor Gaither is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. She obtained a M.S. and Ph.D in Social Psychology from Tufts University in 2014, and prior to attending Tufts, she received her B.A. in Social Welfare with a concentration in Psychology in addition to a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in May...

Duration:00:58:31

Revisiting our conversation with multiracial family mom, Obama neighbor, and former dancer, Keesha Beckford, 246

11/10/2019
Ep. 246: On this episode, we revisit our conversation with Keesha Beckford. Keesha Beckford is a former dancer, who turned to writing as her creative outlet when she became a mom. It has turned into a successful second career as the creator and writer behind Mom's New Stage, a blog about Keesha's own multiracial family, featuring herself (an African-American woman), her husband (a White man), and their two terrific kids (a biracial boy and girl who are starting to experience and understand...

Duration:01:12:12

The Taiwanese-Latino Multiracial Experience with Comedian James Camacho, Ep. 245

11/3/2019
Ep. 245: James Camacho is a NYC based comedian. He performs at The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, Dangerfield's, and LoL Times Square Comedy Club. When not in New York City he can also be found on the road performing all over the country. James was a finalist on New York's Got Talent 2 years in a row. He was featured in the Burbank Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Yonkers Comedy Festival, Finger Lakes Comedy Festival,...

Duration:00:26:27

Changing Careers and Pursuing Your Passion with African-American NASCAR Driver, Bill Lester, Ep. 244

10/27/2019
Ep. 244: Before becoming a professional race car driver, Bill Lester spent 15 years working as a computer scientist and project manager in Silicon Valley for Hewlett-Packard. After embarking on a full-time racing career, Lester competed in NASCAR and IMSA, two of America’s most prestigious racing series. He won over $2 million in purse money, drove a total of 30,162 laps in competition, earned six podium finishes and one victory during his 10 full seasons. In 2006, Lester became the first...

Duration:00:50:00

Revisiting a Conversation About Beyond Black & White and The Pink Pill with Christelyn Karazin, Ep. 243

10/20/2019
Ep. 243: In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Christelyn Karazin. She is the author of the multiracial dating book, Swirling (http://www.amazon.com/Swirling-Relate-Mixing-Culture-Creed/dp/1451625855) and the founder/creator of the multiracial dating website: Beyond Black & White (www.beyondblackwhite.com). She's also the creator of the Pink Pill program, which is devoted to helping Black women navigate social interactions. Listen as Christelyn discusses the creation of Beyond...

Duration:00:35:36

Revisting a Conversation About Multiracial Identity, the Census, Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and Chronicling the Life of a Champion of the Multiracial Community, with Project Race Executive Director Susan Graham, Ep. 242

10/13/2019
Ep. 242: Susan Graham is the White mother of two biracial children whose father is Black. She is also the author of Born Biracial: How One Mother Took on Race in America. It is the true story of how she brought an invisible population to the forefront and started the multiracial movement. She started a simple advocacy group and turned it into a national civil rights movement. Along the way, her personal life was suffering. The emotional story of her marriage to a CNN News anchor, being a...

Duration:00:32:22

On being biracial, bicultural and Jewish with author Natasha Diaz, Ep. 241

10/6/2019
Ep. 241: Natasha Díaz is a born and raised New Yorker, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is both an author and screenwriter. Her scripts have placed as a quarterfinalist in the Austin Film Festival and a finalist for both the NALIP Diverse Women in Media Fellowship and the Sundance Episodic Story Lab. Her essays can be found in The Establishment and Huffington Post. Her first novel, Color Me In, was published by Delacorte Press/Random House in August, 20 2019. For more on Natasha,...

Duration:00:44:43

Spoken word poet Staceyann Chin on immigration and on being multiracial, Jamaican, and gay, Ep. 240

9/29/2019
Ep. 240: Staceyann Chin is a multiracial (Black and Chinese) Jamaican who immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. She has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. She has performed at the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, in one-woman shows Off-Broadway, acted in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, and performed in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States and starred in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on...

Duration:00:37:47

Indian culture, immigrant experience, and staying true to one's values onstage with comedian, Ritu Chandra, Ep. 239

9/22/2019
Ep. 239: Ritu Chandra is a stand-up comedian. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she left home at 18 and has lived all over the United States since then. Never feeling like she fit in anywhere, she quickly realized humor was a way to get along with others.​​ Ritu currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, son and dog. She loves all three of them but never at the same time—someone is always in first place, usually the dog. Her comedy is based on her life experiences, which continue to...

Duration:00:52:22

Exploring multiracial identity by returning to one’s homeland with writer, teacher, organizer & activist, Faith Adiele, Ep. 238

9/15/2019
Ep. 238: The original Obama, FAITH ADIELE is the author of The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide To Lady Problems and Meeting Faith: The Thai Forest of a Black Buddhist Nun, which won the PEN Open Book Award. She is also writer/narrator/subject of My Journey Home, a PBS documentary film about growing up Nordic-American and then traveling to Nigeria as an adult, co-editor of the international anthology Coming of Age Around the World, and senior editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent...

Duration:01:03:39

Snowflake Stories - Personalized Multicultural Children's Books with Author & Founder Jill Barletti, Ep. 237

9/8/2019
Ep. 237: Jill Barletti is a multicultural mom, who founded Snowflake Stories, a series of personalized books dedicated to addressing the realities and needs of children within multiracial and multicultural families. Listen as Jill describes how she became bilingual in Spanish, building her own multicultural family and how and why she founded Snowflake Stories. For more on Jill and Snowflake Stories, please check the website: https://www.snowflakestories.com/ For more on host, Alex...

Duration:00:28:21

The Cheetah Girls and using DNA to trace ancestry after childhood in the foster care system with Deborah Gregory, Ep. 236

9/1/2019
Ep. 236: Writer, performer and designer Deborah Gregory is the award-winning author of “The Cheetah Girls” novel series (Disney Publishing Worldwide). The 22-book series (16 books written by Deborah Gregory plus 6 movie tie-in books including “The Cheetah Girls Supa Star Scrapbook,” “Cheetah Girls 2 X0X0 Postcard Book” and “Cheetah Girls Cheetah Chatter: A Dictionary of Growl-licious Lingo”) is about five talented teens who form a singing group and make their dreams come true in the jiggy...

Duration:00:32:04

Counseling Multiracial Families with Rorri Geller-Mohamed, Ep. 235

8/25/2019
Ep. 235: Rorri Geller-Mohamed created U Power Change for families who are navigating some super challenging stuff. She used her professional background as a therapist to develop U Power Change but raising a multiracial family is also very personal to her. Having grown up in a multiracial family that was formed through adoption when her Mexican-American brother joined her family and now as a white mom raising children in a multiracial, multicultural, and multifaith family, after marrying her...

Duration:00:27:17

The Sociology and Real-ness of Race, with Professor Rainier Spencer, Ep. 234

8/18/2019
Ep. 234: Dr. Rainier Spencer is a leading scholar of critical mixed-race theory. He has authored three books (Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix, Lynne Rienner, 2011; Challenging Multiracial Identity, Lynne Rienner, 2006; and Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States, Westview, 1999), as well as numerous anthology chapters in this field of study. He has been interviewed by and has provided commentary for the New York Times, has appeared on both...

Duration:00:41:20

Multiracial Identity, the Census, Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and Chronicling the Life of a Champion of the Multiracial Community, with Project Race Executive Director Susan Graham, Ep. 233

8/11/2019
Ep. 233: Susan Graham is the White mother of two biracial children whose father is Black. She is also the author of Born Biracial: How One Mother Took on Race in America. It is the true story of how she brought an invisible population to the forefront and started the multiracial movement. She started a simple advocacy group and turned it into a national civil rights movement. Along the way, her personal life was suffering. The emotional story of her marriage to a CNN News anchor, being a...

Duration:00:32:04

Afro-Latino Experience and Addressing the Intersection of Civil Rights and Multiracial Identity with Professor Tanya Hernandez, Ep. 232

8/4/2019
Ep. 232: Tanya Katerí Hernández, is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The Science of Implicit Bias and the Law: New Pathways to Social Justice, and Trusts & Wills. She received her A.B. from Brown University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Note Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Professor Hernández, is an...

Duration:00:44:38

Roots of the Spirit - Chronicling Civil Rights History and Advocating for Social Justice with Spirit Tawfiq, Ep. 231

7/28/2019
Ep. 231: Spirit Tawfiq is a self-proclaimed "Social Justice Passionista" and storyteller dedicated to serving as a bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful freedom train engineered by the courageous and passionate young people of today. Spirit was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. after high school. Her father is white and mother is black. They met in college in Illinois in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and left the U.S. in opposition to the...

Duration:00:44:31