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Multiracial Family Man

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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


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Born Catholic, raised in a Jewish neighborhood, and a convert to Islam, Ismael Maldonado is a multiethnic, multicultural, Latino in a Multiracial marriage, Ep. 147

12/10/2017
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Ep. 147: Ismael Maldonado is a stand-up comedian and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, was raised by Catholic parents and married a Muslim girl. Oh and he's also Latino. As he says: "Salaam, Shalom, Hola." Ismael Maldonado is not just a stand up comedian. He wants to not only make you laugh but also make you think and challenge how you look at the world through humor. To learn more about Ismael, please check him out here:...

Duration: 01:07:07


Growing up Multiracial in NYC, playing baseball, and performing comedy with Mark Anthony Ramirez, Ep. 146

12/3/2017
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Ep. 146: Mark Anthony Ramirez is a "city kid" a real, dyed-in-the-wool, native New Yorker. He's also an avid reader, a student of history, a devoted family man, a fantastic comedian, and a Multiracial guy with a fascinating family tree. You will love his bluntness, charm, rapier wit, and Voltaire-like philosophy. So stay tuned. And, to find out more about Mark, check out his website at: http://www.marzlive.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website:...

Duration: 01:06:08


Two Multiracial Sisters Writing About Their Experiences Together with Catherine M. Greenspan and Elizabeth A. Atkins, Ep. 145

11/26/2017
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Ep. 145: Catherine M. Greenspan and Elizabeth A. Atkins are sisters. They are two sisters. They are 2 Sisters Writing. https://www.twosisterswriting.com/ In fact, they are two Multiracial sisters, who are writers and who share their experiences together through a wide variety of writing. Catherine holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She also earned a Certificate...

Duration: 01:13:43


Encouraging diversity and inspiring free speech and social justice with Karith Foster, Ep. 144

11/19/2017
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Ep. 144: Stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, actress, author and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster. Karith is "one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City" according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Karith stepped onto the comedy scene in New York City in 1998 where she has since risen to the top of her game as a national headliner and became well known for...

Duration: 01:01:22


Coping with racism and confronting prejudice in comedy with the founder of Stellar Underground, Nash Rose, Ep. 143

11/12/2017
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Ep. 143: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, we speak with Nash Rose, comic and founder of the website Stellar Underground https://www.stellarunderground.com/, which focuses on rising stars in the New York Comedy scene. In our conversation, Nash talks about growing up as a Black person in a majority White community, racism that she and her family faced, and how her family now is a very diverse, Multiracial one and how that reflects her mother’s teachings and what it means for...

Duration: 01:16:45


On being an Iranian refugee in Finland, with comic Ali Jahangiri, Ep. 142

11/5/2017
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Ep. 142: Ali Jahangiri, fled Iran with his parents in 1991. They were refugees seeking asylum in the United States. However, they were waylaid by World events, and had to remain in Finland, where they had first moved. Accordingly, Ali grew up as a Middle Easterner in a Muslim family in an overwhelmingly White, Christian nation. After going to business school and becoming a consultant, Ali pivoted to a career in a comedy, where he focuses on skewering racial and ethnic stereotypes and...

Duration: 00:58:22


Race, Racism and Colorism Around the World with Professor Ronald Hall, Ep. 141

10/29/2017
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Ep. 141: Professor Ronald E. Hall 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 check out his bio and curriculum vitae at:...

Duration: 00:52:09


Multiracial experience, lawyering, and campaign and election law with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Ep. 140

10/22/2017
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Ep. 140: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an associate professor, teaching courses in Election Law, Corporate Governance, Business Entities, and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson's faculty, Professor Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal lawmakers. She was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and a staffer for...

Duration: 00:54:59


Author and speaker, Devin C. Hughes, on his journey from Multiracial child in a troubled home to Executive leadership coach, Ep. 139

10/15/2017
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Ep. 139: Devin Hughes bills himself as "The Chief Inspiration Officer." But, things were not always so rosy. A Multiracial man who grew up in a troubled home with two parents struggling with substance abuse issues, it took Devin well until his adult years to find his passion. But, when he did, he zoomed to success. Drawing on the lessons he learned earlier in life, Devin became a highly sought after speaker, author, storyteller & happiness muse who speaks and consults to a variety of...

Duration: 01:03:28


WNYC's Jami Floyd on race, racism, Multiracial experience, and The Other Box Project, Ep. 137

10/1/2017
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Ep. 137: Jami Floyd is the local host of WNYC's “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays. You can follow her on Twitter @jamifloyd. After a career as an attorney and White House Fellow, Jami transitioned to a career in journalism, a career that now spans two decades, during which time she has worked on everything from breaking news to exclusive interviews to long-form investigations. Her broadcast career began while teaching law at Stanford University, when...

Duration: 01:11:20


Writing about Loving v. Virginia and its impact on interracial intimacy and the threat it poses to White Supremacy efforts, with Prof. Sheryll Cashin, Ep. 136

9/24/2017
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Ep. 136: Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, teaches Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. She writes about civil rights and race relations in America. Her book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy, was released in June, 2017 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down bans on interracial marriage. In it she explores the...

Duration: 01:12:27


From Iowa to Los Angeles, comic Mike Bridenstine talks about his life in comedy and his Multiracial marriage, Ep. 135

9/17/2017
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Ep. 135: Mike Bridenstine is a funny, funny guy. Originally from Iowa, Mike moved to Chicago to begin his comedy career and then made his way to Los Angeles. On the West Coast, his career has thrived onstage, on tv, and as a writer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3619911/ Just recently, he launched his new comedy album, The Hungry Wolf Hunts Best, which you can find on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Wolf-Hunts-Best/dp/B0737BYJ54 In addition, Mike is in an interracial marriage...

Duration: 01:10:59


Representing Multiracial experience through stand-up comedy & overcoming sexism, racism, and double-standards to achieve success in entertainment, with Von DeCarlo, Ep. 134

9/10/2017
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Ep. 134: Von Decarlo is a multi-talented comedian, and author of the book, “Speak Fluent Man“, with multiple appearances as a life coach on CW’s daytime television hit, “The Bill Cunningham Show”. Additional television appearances include FOX, FOX Reality, ABC, BET, Centric, WE, Essence Live, People Entertainment Weekly, Arise TV, a regular guest trash talker on NBA radio, Sirius XM and more. Also known as “Coach Von”, she prides herself on knowing how to maintain a strong, fearless,...

Duration: 01:14:16


Multiracial Canadian, Sinead Bovell, about transforming her career from business to fashion modeling and about Multiracial experience in both worlds, Ep. 133

9/3/2017
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Ep. 133: Sinead Bovell is from an organic-loving town called Guelph just west of Toronto, Canada. She has a multitude of interests, ranging from finance and politics to fashion and beauty, and at 25 she changed her entire life plan. After getting her MBA, she was scouted by a modelling agency, quit her job as a management consultant and hasn't looked back since. Or has she? She continues to excel as a fashion model, but she also has developed a career as a writer and advisor to start-up...

Duration: 01:10:46


From comedy, into sobriety, and pivoting to parenting the McClure twins, Multiracial family life with, Justin McClure, Ep. 132

8/27/2017
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Ep. 132: Justin McClure has led a full life. From very humble beginnings in Georgia, to a life in comedy, to a battle with destructive behaviors, into sobriety, he has now emerged into a wonderful life, with a beautiful, loving family, in which he is the dad of the darlings of the Internet and the Multiracial Community -- the McClure Twins. For more on the McClure family and the McClure twins, please visit: mccluretwins.com youtube.com/jkmcclure For more on host, Alex Barnett, please...

Duration: 00:49:16


Expressing the Multiracial experience through artistic works with Rev. Karma Cloud, Ep. 131

8/20/2017
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Ep. 131: Rev. Karma Cloud is a Multiracial person and Multiracial family mom. She also is a Certified Expressive Arts Educator, Creativity Mentor/Coach and Birth Practitioner experienced in group and individual facilitation for youth and adults. The founder and creator of the So Wisdom Center (https://sowisdom.com/the-center/), her goal is to teach individuals and families how to live soulful, self expressed lives that are in alignment with their own personal values, goals and desires,...

Duration: 01:10:34


Exploring gender identity, race and intersectionality with Black queer transgender activist, Raquel Willis, Ep. 130

8/13/2017
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Ep. 130: Raquel Willis is a Black queer transgender activist, writer and media maven dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color. She is a National Organizer for Transgender Law Center, the largest organization in the U.S. advocating on behalf of transgender and gender nonconforming people. She is a part of Echoing Ida, a national Black women’s writing collective, and Channel Black, a media organizing and training arm of the...

Duration: 01:15:30


From Olympic dreams to a career in comedy and community service with Sheilah D. Smiley, Ep. 129

8/6/2017
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Ep. 129: Sheilah D. Smiley is a person of many ethnicities and races and many talents. A Black woman with White, Black, Native American and Puerto Rican relatives and ancestors, she dreamed in high school and college of being an Olympic track star. And, she nearly got there -- making it to the Olympic trials in Atlanta in 1996. Sheilah's life and career then pivoted, as she embarked upon a career in acting and comedy, where she captivates audiences with her passion, brutal honesty, and...

Duration: 01:10:31


Multiracial, Puerto Rican, Jewish experience with artist and illustrator, Zara Gonzalez Hoang, Ep. 128

7/30/2017
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Ep. 128: Zara Gonzalez Hoang grew up in the great white North in a little bungalow in South Minneapolis and spent her childhood doodling and dreaming and listening to the colorful stories her dad told about growing up in Puerto Rico and New York. In 2011, she started a company that made apps for kids and managed to merge her love of art, kids and computers for awhile After being settled in the Midwest for a zillion years, she went on a five year nomadic streak living in New York, San...

Duration: 01:06:44


Memoir of biracial and multiracial American experience, with Elliott Lewis, Ep. 127

7/23/2017
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Ep. 127: Elliott Lewis is an assistant professor of journalism at SUNY Purchase College in Westchester County, New York, where he teaches media law and broadcast news. He joined the faculty in 2015 after a 20-year career as a television reporter, anchor, producer and assignment editor. Elliott is a 2013 graduate of The University of Akron School of Law in Ohio, where he also served as a part-time faculty member in the university’s School of Communication. He is licensed to practice law in...

Duration: 01:02:41

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