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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

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

Talking about race and parenting children of color with Above the Law Executive Editor Elie Mystal, Ep. 174

6/24/2018
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Ep. 174: Elie Mystal is Executive Editor of Above the Law. He received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton but quit the legal profession to pursue a career as an online provocateur. He's written editorials for the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and he has appeared on both MSNBC and Fox News without having to lie about his politics to either news organization. Elie sat with host...

Duration:01:02:01

Multiracial people's unique role in combating racism with Krystal Kamenides & Mark Anthony Ramirez, Ep. 173

6/17/2018
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Ep. 173: Krystal Kamenides and Mark Anthony Ramirez are the paradigm of the Multiracial Community. Both are Multiracial and together they are a Multiracial couple. As such, and because they are comics, they have a very interesting and unique perspective on race, racism, and the role of Multiracial people in fostering dialogue and action on issues of bias, racism, discrimination and prejudice. Take a listen! For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website:...

Duration:00:41:15

Talking criminal justice and racial bias in bail, detention, and sentencing with Sherene Crawford, Project Director of the Center for Court Innovation's Midtown Community Court Project, Ep. 172

6/10/2018
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Ep. 172: Sherene Crawford is passionate about the issues of criminal justice and combating racial bias in the system. A former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Sherene now serves as the Project Director of the Center for Court Innovation's Midtown Community Court Project where she is responsible for overseeing the court’s long-range planning and day-to-day operations. In this role, Sherene leads an interdisciplinary team of staff members who assess and link defendants with services,...

Duration:00:38:25

Multiracial, Canadian hip-hop artist and teacher, Jon Corbin, speaking about music and literature as a channel to explore multiculturalism and identity, Ep. 171

6/3/2018
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Ep. 171: Jon Corbin (formerly known as The Runaway) is a Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth. Corbin is a veteran artist who has quietly carved a niche in Canada’s hip-hop community, collaborating with multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad, Juno Award winner Caroline Brooks of The Good Lovelies, and many other revered emcees on both sides of the border. Over the past 12 years, Jon has performed on stages...

Duration:01:12:04

Haitian-American comedian Michael Brigante on his multiracial roots, his immigrant experience, and growing up in Hell's Kitchen, Ep. 170

5/27/2018
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Ep. 170: Michael Brigante immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti when he was 3. He grew up in NYC's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. So, though he's an immigrant, he's as New York as it gets. Now, Michael talks to us about his Multiracial roots, his immigrant experience, growing up in Hell's Kitchen and his life in comedy and how it's changed as a dad. Check it out. If you want to learn more about Michael, check out his website at: https://www.michaelbrigante.com/ A huge shout out to our...

Duration:00:50:53

Multiracial experience and World travel informing the science and soul of speaking with Jill Wesley, Ep. 169

5/20/2018
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Ep. 169: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, speaking with Jill Wesley about her African-American & Jewish Multiracial experience. How she bravely embarked upon years of World Travel. And, how her heritage and her travels informed her career as a keynote speaker and speaker coach using the science and soul of speech and presentation to cross cultural divides and advance understanding and social justice. Jill is a Pro Speaker Coach, and she has taught the Science + Soul of...

Duration:01:03:38

Black, Puerto Rican, and the son of a dentist, comedian Beecher Taylor talks Multiracial experience and the one-ness of the human race, Ep. 168

5/13/2018
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Ep. 168: Beecher Taylor is a man of the people -- all people. A Multiracial (Black and Puerto Rican) man who grew up in Connecticut, Beecher was able to move in and out of different groups and communities with some facility, given his racially and ethnically ambiguous features. After attending Howard University, Beecher moved on to a career in comedy in acting. Beecher has performed in the Brooklyn, & Boston Comedy Festivals and this year's Skankfest, & was the WINNER of the Connecticut...

Duration:01:02:28

Talking about multigenerational multiracial families with comedian Krystal Kamenides, Ep. 167

5/6/2018
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Ep. 167: Krystal Kamenides has a story to tell. A Biracial woman, she is also the mother of Multiracial sons, and she has lived in both corners of the United States and now New York. Hers is a multigenerational Multiracial story to be sure. It has its ups and downs involving many experiences with racism, prejudice, and discrimination, but there are many triumphs too. So, take a listen! And, if you have a chance, Krystal recommends checking out the documentary "Eye of the Storm" featuring...

Duration:00:45:58