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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.

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

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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.

Twitter:

@sagebhobbs

Language:

English


Episodes

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

S5E11: Exploring Poetry, Storytelling, Pain, and Race in Black Culture

6/30/2021
Welcome back to another episode of Race, Culture & Beyond, A Naked Conversation Podcast! In today’s episode, we have an exceptional guest with us who will share with us all about her journey towards becoming a poet and how her writing has a special connection with religion, childhood, trauma, and racism. Dr. Rochelle Robinson-Dukes is a professor at the city college of Chicago, where she teaches literature and English composition. She has been published in African American Review, Another...

Duration:00:52:54

S5E10: Juneteenth, Awkward Opportunities and Black Joy

6/23/2021
Hello everyone, and welcome to a new episode of Naked Conversations! Today’s episode will be a review of many important matters happening at the moment. As most of our episodes begin, we will be speaking about what we’re currently into: Ramy on Hulu Dave ChapelleThe prophets, a novel by Robert Jones Jr. We will also be discussing awkward moments, for instance, how Sage found herself in a teenage theater play and found it offensive for herself and her son, who watched it with her. Finally,...

Duration:00:28:19

S5E9: Make Money: DIY Investing with Angela Matthews

6/9/2021
Welcome to the Race, Culture, and Beyond podcast! On the ninth episode of the series, we are joined by Angela Matthews. Angela is a DIY investment coach and strategist. As the founder of The Happy Investor Method, her goal is to make investing accessible and fun for all. As an experienced investor and investment trainer, she’s conducted workshops, seminars, and one-on-one coaching with thousands of individuals and businesses. Angela’s mission is to help powerful people experience powerful...

Duration:01:04:52

S5E8: Nikita Burks-Hale: An Imperfect Journey of Coming Out, Expressing Anger and Building a Business Empire.

6/2/2021
Thank you for joining another episode of Race, Culture, and Beyond! For today’s episode, we will be joined by a very inspiring, smart, and committed to making a difference guest who is also very close to our hearts, Nikita Burks-Hale! Nikita is the CEO and head creative of JourneyGirl Magic Productions which is a podcast production company that supports and empowers women of color as a unique voice through the masses of podcasting. Nikita is also the host of two podcasts, JourneyGurl Magic...

Duration:00:52:56

S5E7: Mirna Valerio: Breaking Boundaries on Size, Race, and Running

5/19/2021
In today’s episode, we have an incredible guest who is a brilliant and brave disruptor, with a huge smile and infectious personality. Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, and cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, author of the Amazon bestselling memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress, and antiracism educator. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008 and started her blog Fatgirlrunning—about her experiences...

Duration:00:51:49

S5E6: Black Enough? Woke Enough?

5/5/2021
Welcome to the sixth episode of our fifth season of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversations Podcast! In today’s episode, we will be talking a little bit about the Derek Chauvin trial and the bitter-sweet feeling over it. Even though the verdict leaves us with relief and sweet emotion, the fact that we have so much more work to do regarding racism is the bitter part of it. We will also be discussing what it is like to have a “Black card” and how easily it can feel like we’re losing it...

Duration:00:32:56

S5E5: Equity & Education: Can Schools Fix Racism?

4/30/2021
Welcome to a new episode of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversations Podcast. In today’s episode, our special guest Amy Nelson will share with us her thoughts on racism and education. Amy Nelson (she/her/hers) works full-time supporting schools and school leaders with equity-focused school improvement and developing authentic partnerships with families and the community. She is a scholar-activist, racial justice advocate, and youth organizer. Amy is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree...

Duration:02:24:32

S5E4: Engaging with Issues of Race in our Daily Lives: The What and the So What

4/14/2021
In today's episode, we have a very particular conversation around Black-ish, an American sitcom television series created by Kenya Barris. Black-ish generates a conversation through the lens of race in daily life and makes us question if comedy is an effective way of talking about what truly matters. We share: A brief description of the scene that got us talking about a sitcom's impact on a serious matter like race.What we felt while watching it. Was it okay to laugh?How humor might be...

Duration:00:24:03

S5E3: Fighting Fatigue: Balancing exhaust and energy in the quest to eradicate racism

4/8/2021
In this episode we continue our conversation around colorism in addition to balancing fatigue and exhaustion in our everyday life with doing the work to eradicate racism while practicing self care. For our culture topic today, we delve into “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Brenett and its representation of how we view color. We share: Navigating feeling tired and wanting spaceThe balance point between rest and actionHow we are keeping the work going while cultivating self care Our world...

Duration:00:27:10

S5E2: Boulder Grocery Store Shootings, Solidarity and Solutions

3/31/2021
This episode was a tough one. Sage and Erica mourn the recent mass shooting in a Boulder grocery store, just around the corner from Sage’s home. They discuss what it means to stand in solidarity and allow space for grief, while also working toward solutions. In this episode we share: The potential racial backlash from the tragedyHow to talk to kids about the complicated factors in these horrific acts of violenceOur feelings and perspectives that are showing up as we process the recent...

Duration:00:38:18

S5E1: Oprah’s Meghan & Harry Interview, Colorism and Courage

3/24/2021
Sage and Erica stumble through another naked conversation, reliving watching Oprah’s explosive interview with Harry and Meghan and digging into the ugly roots of colorism while throwing shade on the systems that created it. Then Sage makes a bold discovery and an apology. In this episode we share: Thank you thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. For access to ALL the...

Duration:00:41:15

S4E12: Who Gets to Be Angry and Who Doesn't?

3/10/2021
In this episode, we look at our unique experiences in expressing anger and explore what they have shown us about: Let’s connect: Like what you hear? Please subscribe to Naked Conversations on Apple Podcasts. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. Or any of the following – Overcast, Blubbry, TuneIn Radio, Player.fm. For (much appreciated) gold stars: Leave a rating + review! Just a few short words will help more folks find the show and be a part of this conversation. Thank you! Also, please...

Duration:00:43:49

S4E11: Race, Money, and Generational Wealth with Iffy Ibekwe

3/3/2021
On today’s show we welcome our first guest of the season - the brilliant attorney Ifeoma Ibekwe - who specializes in estate planning for women of color. We discuss: Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. For access to ALL the resources mentioned, sign up for the “resource roundup” at sagebhobbs.com/nc-podcast. The (short & awesome) newsletter will also keep...

Duration:00:49:03

S4E10: Racism, Our Health, and COVID

2/24/2021
Welcome back! A topic we’ve been putting off because it feels daunting, but it’s showing up again and again with Covid and Vaccine distribution... Racism as a social determinant of health. If you are a person of color, your health can be impacted on a personal and institutional level. We discuss: Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. For access to ALL the...

Duration:00:44:10

S4E9: Black History Month and the NFL Super Bowl Ads

2/17/2021
In this episode, we discuss Black History Month and what we are into this week. We discuss: Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. For access to ALL the resources mentioned, sign up for the “resource roundup” at sagebhobbs.com/nc-podcast. The (short & awesome) newsletter will also keep you in the loop on the latest episodes, and other opportunities. And a...

Duration:00:37:45

S4E8: Microaggressions: Death by 1,000 Cuts

2/10/2021
In this episode we discuss microaggressions - what the term means and how they show up in real life. We share: Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. Resources Mentioned: Kyla Lacey Poem on White PrivilegeSociologist Elijah AndersonGrayson Perry's Big American Road Trip More from US: Sign up for the “resource roundup” of ALL the resources and references we share...

Duration:00:38:56

S4E7: You Don’t See Color? The Problem with Color Blindness and Racism

2/3/2021
In this episode, we delve more into anti-racism by discussing color blindness. We also talk about the effects the inauguration had on the BIPOC community and what we did on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. In this episode we share: What does being color blind mean when it comes to race? Color blind theory myth busting What color blindness is not Color blind vs. color brave Examples of the harm that color blindness can cause Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor...

Duration:00:39:36

S4E6: Who Says If You’re An Ally or Not?

1/27/2021
In this episode, we honor Sage’s dad and his legacy. We also talk about the new hit series Bridgerton on Netflix and go deeper into antiracism while exploring the term allyship. We share: Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work. Resources Mentioned: Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor is a book by Layla Saad More from...

Duration:00:40:31