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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

Going Beyond Black & White With Multiracial Family Mom, Christelyn Karazin, Ep. 194

11/11/2018
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Ep. 194: Christelyn Karazin 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 Black & White and the Pink Pill as well as the growth...

Duration:00:35:19

Living a Mixed life with the founder of MiXDLife, Jen Curry, Ep. 193

11/4/2018
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Ep. 193: Jen Curry is a Puerto Rican, Jewish person, who grew up in Queens, NY. But, her mixed and Multiracial experience does not end with her own lineage, for she is now married to a White man and has a Multiracial child (a daughter) of her own. Motivated by her own life experiences, Jen created MiXD Life -- a community for people in multi-racial, -ethnic, and -national families. MiXD Life is a place for the 9 million biracial Americans, the 3 million transracial adoption families, the 17...

Duration:00:24:06

Revisiting issues of race, racism and colorism - with Professor Ronald Hall, Ep. 192

10/28/2018
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Ep. 192: This is a rebroadcast of episode 141 -- In Episode 141 (and again in this episode) we speak with Professor Ronald E. Hall. He is an expert on the issues of: Intraracial Racism; Bleaching Syndrome; Black/White conflict Organizational issues; and Race Relations & Diversity. He has traveled the World and extensively chronicled the pernicious and insidious effects of "colorism" which he explains on the podcast. You don't want to miss it. To learn more about Professor Hall, please...

Duration:00:52:33

Feminism, race, and parenting in a Multiracial family with comedian, LaTice Mitchell Klapa, Ep. 191

10/21/2018
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Ep. 191: LaTice Mitchell Klapa is a hilarious comic, a Black woman, and a mother in a multiracial and blended family. She was born and raised in the white suburbs of South Jersey and has turned that into comedy. Her conversational style makes you feel like you’re in her living room laughing about interracial marriage, being a parent, and her day-to-day encounters. LaTice will pull you right into her world the minute she steps on stage, with her zest for life and positive energy. She has...

Duration:00:29:50

Back to the beginning of the Multiracial Family Man Podcast with Sebastian Jones, Ep. 190

10/14/2018
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Ep. 190 - In this retrospective episode, we go back to the beginning of the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, literally, and revisit and reply our first interview, which was of Sebastian A. Jones. Sebastian is a moviemaker, music-maker, and writer who appeared on the podcast for a discussion of the "multiracial experience" particularly as portrayed in literature and the arts. He is the co-author, along with actress Garcelle Beauvais, of the I Am Children's book series, including the...

Duration:01:02:52

Talking diversity and inclusion with Stefanie Smith, Ep. 189

10/7/2018
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Ep. 189: Stefanie A. Smith personally believes change can occur through building effective leadership and diversity strategy including talent sourcing, business policy, succession planning, work-culture, and leader cultivation. As the Director of Inclusion and Diversity for the One Club for Creativity Stefanie partners with sponsoring agencies, corporate partners and brands to expose students, recent grads and young professionals to advertising careers through One Club’s global diversity and...

Duration:00:32:29

The Jewish Multiracial Experience with Alysha Ruth Blakey, Ep. 188

9/30/2018
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Ep. 188: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, we speak with writer/activist Alysha Ruth Blakey about the Multiracial Jewish experience, colorism in the Jewish Community, and empathy across cultural lines. For more on Alysha, check her out on Twitter at: @lyyyyysh 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:00:46:21

Writing about and advocating for the Multiracial Community with Kim Cooper, Ep. 187

9/23/2018
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Ep. 187: Kim Cooper is a writer about and activist and advocate for the Multiracial Community. So, check out this episode, where Kim talks about her own Multiracial experience and about her work advocating for Multiracial rights and identity. And, for more on Kim, please go to: https://literatigurl.com/about/ 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...

Duration:00:46:21

Multiracial families in Big Sky Country with Craig Hensel, Ep. 186

9/16/2018
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Ep. 186: This week we speak with attorney Craig Hensel about being a Multiracial family in Montana (Big Sky Country). Don't miss it. For more on Craig, you can check out his bio at: https://www.hensel-law.com/about/ 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...

Duration:00:25:08

Race, immigration, intersectionality and the multiracial experience with Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Ep. 185

9/9/2018
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Ep. 185: Dr. Kimberly Barrett currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Lawrence University. This position provides the leadership for creating a more inclusive campus which supports each student, faculty, and staff member to help them reach their unique potential. Barrett has more than 28 years of experience working with faculty, students, governing boards, and community members to promote learning, student development, social...

Duration:00:35:21

Multiracial community gratitude and appreciation, Ep. 184

9/2/2018
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Ep. 184: This week on the podcast, I take a step back to reflect a bit after 184 episodes straight episodes of the podcast to show my gratitude and appreciation for the folks who have helped to build and support the podcast and Multiracial Media. 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: ...

Duration:00:14:51

Activist and author, Levonne Gaddy, on growing up during segregation as a Multiracial person and about her memoir "Three Red Suitcases," Ep. 183

8/26/2018
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Ep. 183: Levonne Gaddy is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of North Carolina Central University and University of California Los Angeles. She authored three books, numerous newspaper articles and blogs over the past decade. During the 1980’s in Los Angeles, Levonne brought together mixed-race people and families to build a social support network that remains vibrant and relevant today; Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC)...

Duration:00:44:04

Multiracial family moms and the nanny question, Ep. 182

8/19/2018
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Ep. 182: Multiracial families encounter interesting challenges regarding race, bias, prejudice, and discrimination. In fact, I explored just that in an article that appeared on August 13, 2018 in the Washington Post. One issue that continues to haunt and plague Multiracial families is the dreaded "nanny question," in which people think mothers of color are the babysitter or nanny of their own children. On this episode, I talk about this but then turn the mic over to you, the listeners,...

Duration:00:15:57

Representing the mixed experience onstage and in writing with Khanisha Foster, Ep. 181

8/12/2018
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Ep. 181: Khanisha Foster is host of the "How I Wrote That Podcast." She has been a featured storyteller on NPR’s Dinner Party Download, a TCG Young Leader of Color, a two time finalist for the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship, and a collaborator with the Citizen’s Theatre in Scotland. She most recently directed Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and The Bluest Eye at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. She has published her essays The Kids and The King, Oooohhhs and Aaaahhhhs, Dear Diary, and Dance Outside...

Duration:00:49:24

From Dallas to New York, comic Jordan Carlos on the importance of learning, exposure to new cultures, and living in the moment, Ep. 180

8/5/2018
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Ep. 180: Jordan Carlos hails from Dallas, Texas where he learned the importance of family, education, and exposure to new cultures and openness to other ways of being. Now, he resides in New York, the proud dad of a Multiracial family, where he is mastering the art of living in the moment. Jordan recently served as a writer and on-air contributor for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He provided commentary on various MTV and MTV2 series, including; Guy Code, Girl Code,...

Duration:01:04:42

"You're White You Just Don't Get It" - a story of racial bias and cross-racial understanding, Ep. 179

7/29/2018
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Ep. 179: This week, we try another experiment. I recount a story of racial bias and discrimination that my wife and I experienced, and I ask you to let me know whether and how it resonates with you, and to share with us any stories of your own at: alex@alexbarnettcomic.com. 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:00:10:14

Comedian Luke Thayer on being a new dad in a multiracial family, Ep. 178

7/22/2018
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Ep. 178: Luke Thayer was the SiriusXM Comic of the Month for June 2018 where his debut comedy album "Hopes + Dreams" can be heard. He is also a new dad in a Multiracial family. And, this week he talks to us about that -- becoming a father and dealing with issues of race in the 21st Century in a Multiracial family. For more on Luke, check out his website: https://comedianluke.dudaone.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on...

Duration:00:47:19

Multiracial experience - a thought experiment - Ep. 177

7/15/2018
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Ep. 177: This week, on the podcast, we try something different. Rather than interview a guest, I'm bringing you the listener, into things. I ask you to spend 5 minutes "free-writing" about your own Multiracial story or your work that relates to the Multiracial experience. And, if you feel inspired, please feel free to send it to me at: alex@alexbarnettcomic.com. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook...

Duration:00:18:50

Issues of psyche and psychology faced by Multiracial people, interracial couples, and Multiracial families, with Lisa W. Rosenberg, Ep. 176

7/8/2018
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Ep. 176: Lisa W. Rosenberg is a psychotherapist, writer and speaker-for-hire on almost any topic related to body image, parenting and identity. She lives in the New York area with her husband and two children. On this episode, she speaks with Alex about the unique issues of psyche and psychology faced by Multiracial people, interracial couples, and Multiracial families. If you are Multiracial or in an interracial couple or Multiracial family, you're not going to want to miss this...

Duration:00:31:59

Race, economics, and the changing face of NYC with the owners of Westside Comedy Club, Eugene and Nina Ashe, Ep. 175

7/1/2018
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Ep. 175: Eugene and Nina Ashe are the co-owners of Westside Comedy Club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (https://westsidecomedyclub-com.seatengine.com/). They met more than 20 years ago working together at Caroline’s Comedy Club and have been married for 19 years. Eugene and Nina are a Multiracial couple, and both were raised in New York City. This episode, Eugene and Nina talk about their careers in music, film, and comedy, and the changing face, economics and racial dynamics of New...

Duration:01:12:00