Naked Conversations: Race, Culture, & Beyond

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This show is a collection of real, honest, and sometimes messy conversations between two friends. We’ll explore racism, antiracism, interracial friendship, activism, books, films, and more through our different lived experiences. We’ll offer questions and actions to help you go deeper into your exploration of race & culture, find your own inner disruptor, and be a part of the solution. Occasionally, we’ll bring you interviews with others who are experts in this work so we can learn together and do better.

Location:

United States

Description:

This show is a collection of real, honest, and sometimes messy conversations between two friends. We’ll explore racism, antiracism, interracial friendship, activism, books, films, and more through our different lived experiences. We’ll offer questions and actions to help you go deeper into your exploration of race & culture, find your own inner disruptor, and be a part of the solution. Occasionally, we’ll bring you interviews with others who are experts in this work so we can learn together and do better.

Twitter:

@sagebhobbs

Language:

English


Episodes

S7E7: Friendship Across Race with the Humanize Podcast Hosts

10/11/2022
And this brings Season 7 to a close! For our final episode, we are joined by Humanize Podcast hosts Courthney Russell Jr. and Emily Braucher. These two use their podcast as a platform for social justice, engaging in honest conversations about race, and not shying away from uncomfortable, vulnerable, messy terrain. What an absolute pleasure to have this pair on our show, make sure you check out their podcast! Listen to hear us talk about - How Courthney & Emily began working together -...

Duration:01:10:00

S7E6: Race & Roe Overturned

10/4/2022
We are vacillating between resignation and rage in the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision. We recorded this episode on June 28. This is a heavy and raw conversation. You will hear us dive into uncomfortable terrain and uncover the nuances in our own belief systems. This is a harrowing time. Don’t forget to reach out and lean on your support networks, find healthy outlets for your emotions, and be an advocate and ally for those most experiencing the gravity of these decisions. Resources and...

Duration:00:41:58

S7E5: The What and Why of Truth and Reconciliation

9/27/2022
"Own the history, tell the truth, sit with the discomfort”. Since our chat with Amy Hunter last week, we haven’t been able to stop thinking about Truth and Reconciliation. In this episode we take a deep dive into its history, and applications, and what it would mean for the U.S to adopt its own T&R process. Listen to hear us talk about: - Truth and reconciliation: what does it really mean? - Does the U.S. need a T&R commission? - Feeling personally attacked: this isn’t about you, and...

Duration:00:13:10

S7E4: Amy Hunter on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

9/20/2022
“Not everything I’ve tried has worked, I just have forgotten about the things that didn’t work.” - Amy Hunter This woman will blow your mind. We are so blessed to have had this conversation with Amy Hunter, it went completely off-script in the best possible way. Amy is ‘Miss Optimism’, a relentless trier. She speaks in possibility. She motivates us to do better, to reach higher, to dream bigger. Thank you Amy. We hope you are all as inspired by this conversation as we are. Listen to hear...

Duration:00:59:00

S7E3: Dr. Andrea Kane on Racism, Education, and Hope

9/13/2022
We are joined today by none other than THE Dr. Andrea M Kane, one of the most courageous & bold women we know, working tirelessly to transform the public education system. Wow, you are in for a treat. Listen to hear us talk about: - What is educational equity? - Savior complex in teaching environments is a disservice: the fine line between coddling and supporting. - Why teachers must unpack their own biases if they want to truly support their students - Sustainability in activist...

Duration:00:58:53

S7E2: Rita Brent: On Being a Black, Queer, Musician and Comedian from Mississippi

9/6/2022
Season 7 continues to bring phenomenal guests and conversations. We have an incredible guest on this episode, whom we “met” at a live comedy show in Austin, TX. She is bold and honest, unafraid to speak to injustices and is just damn funny. We are such big fans of Rita Brent and we are beyond excited that she is joining us today. Listen to hear us talk about: - How the places we live can cultivate (or hinder) our talents. - Using curse words: when are they necessary, and when do they...

Duration:00:47:37

S7E1: Bridgerton, The Oscar’s Slap, THE Kentanji Brown Jackson, and Disrupting the Construction Industry

5/11/2022
WELCOME to Season 7! We’re so excited to be back with all of you. There’s so much happening in the world that we want to discuss and share with you, it’s hard to know where to begin. In this episode, we’re talking about the return of Bridgerton, the Supreme Court nominee hearings for Kentanji Brown Jackson, and the Oscars slap that’s got lots of folks talking. Listen to hear us talk about: The amazing Shonda Rhimes and Bridgerton’s drama and disruptionSage’s experience presenting at...

Duration:00:47:38

S6E12: Duality and Paradox: A Season In Review

2/2/2022
Welcome to the final episode in Season 6 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are closing out the season and reflecting on our learnings in addition to celebrating our guests. We are highlighting powerful moments from each episode and our takeaways. We will be taking a break to rest and plan out the next season but we will be back! Until then: Follow on Instagram and ask us a question!!Keep learning!Keep reflecting! Stay curious and compassionate.If you like,...

Duration:00:50:03

S6E11: New Year's Reflections on Paradoxical Emotions and Black Girl Hair

1/26/2022
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 11 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are reflecting on the year and exploring the paradigms we have found ourselves in. We are sharing about the dueling experiences we have found ourselves in and the emotions and lessons surrounding them. We also encourage you to ask and answer the same questions for yourself: Where are your dualities and paradoxes in your life?Where are you resisting?Where can you give yourself permission to...

Duration:00:39:32

S6E10: Lived Experiences and Bi-Cultural Identity with Nadia Ali

1/12/2022
Today’s guest is a close friend and colleague who leads with purpose and compassion. Nadia Ali is a change-maker who isn’t afraid to call you in while exuding kindness and intention. Nadia brings her full cultural self into all of her interactions and is dedicated to inclusivity and equity as a thread throughout her life and work. Some favorite quotes: “That's my passion, how do we, how do we create spaces for our kiddos across our communities to feel confident in their identities and...

Duration:00:48:02

S6E9: How to Have Hard Conversations and the Paradox of Relationships

12/23/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 9 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are delving into how to have hard conversations around the holiday table, whether it be with close friends, family, or anyone in between. Tune in as we break down the 5 C’s for having Connected Conversations. CleanClearCourageousCompassionateConnected So what do we/you do with all of this? Keep learning!Keep reflecting! Stay curious and compassionate. Thank you thank you for listening to the...

Duration:00:37:54

S6E8: Celebrating The Holidays: Culture within Culture

12/15/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 8 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today is all about the holidays and in this episode we are talking about the role culture plays within the holiday season. Tune in as we discuss: Our personal holiday traditions both growing up and nowMaking space and having difficult conversations during the holidaysFood as a representation of cultureand more So what do we/you do with all of this? Keep learning!Keep reflecting! Stay curious and...

Duration:00:41:28

S6E7: The Meet Up: Experiences of A White Woman and A Black Woman

11/24/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 7 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are reflecting on our epic meetup trip this past weekend. Tune in as we discuss: The range of emotions that came up throughout our tripNavigating sightseeing in Dripping Springs, TX Our trip to the Rum Distillery and the Comedy HouseExperiencing our trip as a white woman and a black woman So what do we/you do with all of this? Keep learning!Keep reflecting! Stay curious and...

Duration:00:42:01

S6E6: Comedy, Cancel Culture, and Dave Chappelle

11/10/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 6 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are finally tackling the topic of Cancel Culture and Dave Chappelle. We discuss: What Cancel Culture is and who really cares about itDave Chappell: why we love him and why some people don’tThe role of comedy is race conversations So what do we/you do with all of this? Keep learning!Keep reflecting! Stay curious and compassionate. Thank you thank you for listening to the show. It is such an...

Duration:00:13:53

S6E5: Racism on Old TV Shows and How We Keep Learning

11/3/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 5 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are going back in time and talking about Racism on old TV shows and how we use this as a catalyst and tool to continue learning. We discuss: The lessons that can still be learned from outdated showsNavigating what we watch, how we watch responsibly, what we learn from our watching and how times have changedOur own personal learning journeys We also delve further and share our thoughts and...

Duration:00:42:53

S6E4: Schools, Authentic Leadership, and Black Women Entrepreneurs with Dr. Shenelle DuBose

10/13/2021
Today’s guest offers so much passion, purpose, wisdom, and humor. The amazing Dr. Shenelle Dubose shows up authentically in everything she does, including her honest and open sharing on this episode. Shenelle isn’t afraid to tell you what she thinks and to do the hard work required to create real change. Some favorite quotes: “A part of the work is disruption. We’re in a system that wasn’t built for Black and Brown children.” “Are you going to keep stepping back in fear? Or are you...

Duration:00:45:21

S6E3: Great Leadership IS Inclusive Leadership

10/7/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 3 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. Today we are talking about Inclusive Leadership and asking: What does it mean to be an inclusive leader?What are some of the challenges of inclusive leadership?How do you know if you are an inclusive leader? We also delve further and share our thoughts and experiences on: What inclusive leadership looks like in action, sharing examples and lessons learned. What it feels like to be excluded, and how that...

Duration:00:34:16

S6E2: Using Theater for Social Justice: Inclusive Leadership and Beyond

9/29/2021
Welcome to Season 6 Episode 2 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast. On today’s episode, we are joined by Trent Norman of Affinity Arts Consulting as we discuss improving human connection and advancing Social Justice through the art of Theatre. Trent Norman (he/his/him/they/them/theirs) has a history of Diversity & Inclusion work; As a student activist, he created the (1) Black Students Organization at Fort Lewis College, (2) UCAP (United Coalition Against Prejudice)...

Duration:00:52:14

S6E1: “I’m not racist!” Real Talk on “Me and White Supremacy”

9/22/2021
Welcome back! We are officially kicking off Season 6 of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast and we are beyond excited. Our break was much needed and we are back and ready to continue these important conversations. In today's episode, we delve in learning and how we learn. We talk about the proess of learning in regards to reading, shows, films, and also in our work with organizations and schools. We ask ourselves: “How do we learn?” “How do we teach and apply our...

Duration:00:43:15

S5E12: Celebration, Rest and Resistance

7/7/2021
“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else's survival guide”. Berney Brown Welcome to the last episode of season 5! Today's episode of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversation Podcast is a significant celebration of how much we have accomplished in 5 seasons of speaking up and contributing to the conversation on racism. We are delighted to announce we have produced 24 episodes which have been listened to by 3070 people all...

Duration:00:35:50