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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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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


From Chicago to Hollywood, the journey of Robert Munic, writer, producer, Multiracial family man, Ep. 138

10/8/2017
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Ep. 138: Robert Munic ("Munic" to all who know him) is a writer and producer. He is a writer and co-Executive Producer of the hit television series, Empire. And, recently, Dr. Dre has chosen Munic to write and executive produce Vital Signs for Apple. Besides being a huge success story (and very much a self-made one at that), Munic is the proud husband and dad in a Multiracial family. He is married to actress, Ingrid Rogers (herself a prior guest on the podcast...

Duration: 01:27:26


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


Exploring Loving Day, Interracial Marriage, and Multiracial Experience, with the founder of LovingDay.org, Ken Tanabe, Ep. 126

7/16/2017
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Ep. 126: Ken Tanabe is a multiracial (Japanese and Belgian) designer, animator, and art director who works in motion, identity, print, experience design, and interactive media. He also is the creator of LovingDay.org - which celebrates and commemorates the landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which prohibited laws outlawing interracial marriage, and celebrated Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple that vindicated. Listen as Ken tells Alex about his parents'...

Duration: 01:02:33


Managing multiethnic and multiracial hair with Dr. Ena Hennegan, creator of Many Ethnicities hair care brand, Ep. 125

7/9/2017
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Ep. 125: Dr. Ena Hennegan is a mother, a board-certified, and a practicing family physician in suburban Chicago. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Three Daughters of the Doctor® – a personal care brand created for multi-ethnic people. Dr. Hennegan a multiracial (Black & White) woman has waged four battles with hair: First her own and then one with each of her three daughters – each of whom has a different hair type and/or texture. One winter night in 2013, during the...

Duration: 01:01:42


Multiracial identity and dating across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines with dating expert, Damona Hoffman, Ep. 124

7/2/2017
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Ep. 124: Damona Hoffman is a certified dating coach, radio host, and TV personality. Damona is a guest speaker for Match.com and she’s the host of The Dates & Mates Radio Show on iHeart Radio, #BlackLove on FYI TV, and a new relationship series on FYI TV that will premiere summer 2017. She was a finalist for iDate's Best Dating Coach of 2014 and 2016, was named as one of the top dating experts in LA by DatingAdvice.com, and has made hundreds of media appearances on NBC, Fox, Animal...

Duration: 01:08:14


Dramatizing Loving v. Virginia onstage with the founders of the multiethnic producing collective Radical Evolution, Meropi Peponides and Beto O'Byrne, Ep. 123

6/25/2017
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Ep. 123: Meropi Peponides and Beto O'Byrne are multiethnic, multicultural people. She's Indian and Cypriot. He's Irish and Mexican. They are a dynamic and fascinating couple and the founders of Radical Evolution (http://www.radicalevolution.org/) a multiethnic producing collective committed to creating artistic events that seek to understand the complexities of the mixed-identity existence in the 21st Century. In their most recent work, Loving and Loving, they explore, examine and...

Duration: 01:17:15


Multiracial family life and public service as a person of color with Angeline and Stephan Thomas, Ep. 122

6/18/2017
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Ep. 122: Angeline and Stephan Thomas each are Multiracial people. They also are husband and wife and have their own Multiracial family together with a second-generation Multiracial child. Theirs is truly a Multiracial experience. However, Angeline's and Stephan's Multiracial lives are not solely personal. Each works in the public service sector (Angeline at the Washington Appleseed and Stephan at the King County Prosecuting Attorney Office in Seattle). In that professional light, and...

Duration: 01:06:09


Exploring multiracial life onstage and in the arts with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, creator of the one-person show One Drop of Love, Ep. 121

6/11/2017
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Ep. 121: An award-winning playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performs in: One Drop of Love. One Drop travels near and far, in the past and present to explore the intersections of race, class and gender in pursuit of justice and love. The show is produced by Cox DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. Fanshen has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore...

Duration: 01:26:20


Race and racism and multiracial experience in the Caribbean and around the World with Patrick Bennett, cofounder of Uncommon Caribbean, Ep. 120

6/4/2017
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Ep. 120: Patrick Bennett is a Black, St. Croix native who moved to the mainland United States. He is married to a White, German woman and has two Biracial sons. His is truly a multiracial, multicultural experience. Patrick is also the co-founder of Uncommon Caribbean, (https://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/), a celebration of the undiscovered charms of the Antilles! From the unexpected (surfing a la Martinique?) to the downright bizarre (St. Croix’s beer-drinking pigs), Uncommon Caribbean...

Duration: 01:20:55

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