Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Brothers Unleashed: Body Image and Men... Is that a thing?


I was thrilled to be a guest on the Audaciously Me Podcast, hosted by the always energetic, Ashley D! 

Duration: 34 minutes. 

Ashley had me on the hot seat with a number of topics! The first being men and their body image. Are we guys sometimes ashamed of how we're built? What are some of the body images issues that may concern us when it comes to attracting and keeping women?

We also discuss how men feel about being rejected as well as being in a "situationship" with multiple women.

It's a very fun show and I'm honored that she asked me to be a part of her Brothers Unleashed series!

Be sure to peep Ashley here and follow her!

Also check her and Kiah Mims out over on IG with their Girlfriends n Chill show!

It Takes A Warrior's Heart

It takes a warrior's heart to battle a chronic kidney disease.  My guests talks of her journey to overcome her circumstances.  

Duration: 18 minutes.

Cy Speaks joins my Q-on-1 edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show to talk about her amazing book, A Warrior’s Heart: A Devotional For Those Battling A Chronic Illness.

The book provides a daily inspiration for people who are battling health issues that are life-threatening.  Cy was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease and is currently on a donor's list awaiting a donation.  Despite that, she takes the time to find positivity in her life and shares her experiences in the book.

It hasn't always been easy for her, but with prayer, she's been able to keep her head up and look forward to the day she receives what she needs.

This podcast is as inspirational as it gets!

Get the book on Amazon.
Follow her on IG: @IAmCySpeaks
Like her on FB at: Cy Speaks
Visit her website at www.IAmCySpeaks.com.

Show #873

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Channeling Positivity

Negativity is a state of mind.

Duration: 21 minutes.

Kiah Mims returns to T2Q to spread more positive energy on the show!  The always insightful and energetic host of the Eyes Wide Open Podcast talks about all of the ways she cleanses herself of negative energies.

We talk about fear-based living, decluttering your life and how people can remain positive even in the presence of haters.

Enjoy this Q-on-1 discussion with Kiah and following her podcast at https://instabio.cc/20619QcwMRo!

Show #872

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What Scares You IRL?

This is the time of year when little ghosts and goblins flood the streets looking for candy! Well, not this year.  

Duration: 102 minutes.

COVID-19 has put a huge clamp on some of the holiday traditions in this country. Halloween is the day where it's cool to be a little fearful of things. You watch a scary movie, visit a haunted house or something of that nature. 

But what about the things that are scary in real life (IRL)? 

  • What will happen after the presidential election? 
  • Will there be a race war and/or rioting? 
  • How afraid of you of being laid off in this volatile economy? 
  • What is it like for a black person when someone calls the cops on them? 
Real life horrors will be the topic of discussion on this week's live call-in Talk 2 Q Radio Show! "No experts. Just opinions." 

Show #871

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

How To Find Joy In Life

She's back, but this time she's solo!  Queen Debra Cole rejoins T2Q to discuss how you can light the path to find joy in your life.

Duration: 23 minutes.

My guest is the creator and host of the Light The Path podcast. A podcast that features guests and the host sharing stories about the good times as well as the bad.  How people have overcome hardship and heartache to unlock the secrets to some of life’s greatest joys. 

On this show, Debra and I discuss the inspiration for her podcast as well as the following:

  • Why do some people struggle to get out of their own way?  
  • How can always being around "mess" negatively impact your life?  
  • What is so fulfilling about cutting people off and limiting friends/associates?  
I will ask her that and more on this Q-on-1 edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!

Follow Debra here: https://linktr.ee/Lightthepathpodcast

Show #870

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

WWT, Vol. 3: A Woman's Place In Politics

I'm joined by three brilliant ladies who share What Women Think about a woman's place in politics.  

Part I  (25 mins) 

Part II (13 mins)

Part III (21 mins)

This podcast series is designed to allow women to have a opinionated platform unchallenged by men. 

For the men, this is an opportunity for men to understand what's going on in a woman's mind. These ladies do a great job of expressing themselves on how women don't get the opportunities or respect that they deserve in politics.  Why are they always painted as being emotional or angry?

For the women, this is a chance for you to hear expressions from ladies who are frustrated with the state of America.  We'll discuss if it's even worth voting, how will COVID impact voter turnout, and more. 

Participants: Nette, Mary, and Tawana. 

Please be sure to support my guests by visiting the links below! 

Tawana's boutique is www.shop-unapologetically-curvy.com/.

Mary's service is www.helloorganization.org/.

The Ladies Night Podcast can be found at www.ladiesnightpodcast.wordpress.com or on IG at www.instagram.com/ladiesnightpod_/.

the Talk 2 Q Radio Show - "No experts. Just opinions." 

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Click here for a list of other volumes in the What Women Think series here on T2Q!



Sunday, October 11, 2020

Q-on-1 w/LaShell McGowan of Résumé Chic, LLC

How do you get a good-paying job?  What are your interview weaknesses?

Duration: 17 minutes.

The hardest part about getting a professional job is the opportunity for an interview.  I can put you on to someone who can help remedy that problem!

LaShell McGowan is the founder and CEO of Résumé  Chic, LLC.  “Crafted pro writing that will market your career to the next level” is the slogan on the website.  They offer a variety of services for job candidates such as:

  • Creating/modifying your résumé.
  • Virtual interview prep sessions.
  • Interview thank you e-mail.
  • Employment verification and more!

Listen to my Q-on-1 with LaShell and be sure to visit the links below to learn more about how you can get that "killer" cover letter and résumé for your next big opportunity.

Website: www.ResumeChicLLC.org

IG: @_ResumeChicLLC

Show #866

Friday, October 9, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Model, Valesia Rose

She took a "pretty feet" comment and turned it into a modeling business.

Duration: 10 minutes. 

The ATL is filled with beautful women, but there's only one Valesia Rose!  She's a down-to-earth young lady who decided to move her modeling from social media to Only Fans.

Her and I talk about how she fell in love with the camera and what she likes to do outside of modeling.  I ask her about Only Fans and what people can expect when they go to the site.

And guess what, fellas?  She's single!  She may kill me for saying that, but I already know that you guys want to know important information like that.

Enjoy my Q-on-1 discussion with Miss Valesia Rose and be sure to visit her site!

Check her out at www.OnlyFans.com/ValesiaRose and see why she's the real deal.  

Also, take advantage of her special offer for a discounted rate if you subscribe to the Talk 2 Q Radio Show podcast.  Details are in the interview.

Show #865

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Inside The Minds Of Men

I make a rare video appearance on the Dope Discussions With Erica show!



Duration: 96 minutes.

LADIES!!!  On this episode, Erica gets the chance to ask a panel of male guests all of the questions that women really want to know about the way men think. 

I was honored to be invited to this panel with a group of guys who really know how to convey their points to an audience!

We talked about some of the following topics:

  • Why do men lie?
  • Is it okay for men to work and have a stay-at-home wife?
  • Do men care if women wear makeup or not?
Those things and much, much more!  The fellas and I don't always agree on everything, but we speak our truths!  I appreciate Erica and Gator thinking of me and including me in this Dope Discussion!

Here are the participants of the show:

Stich NBC, host of Brutally Honest.

James Lampkin, host of Conversations With Lamp Podcast.

Erica, host of Dope Discussions with Erica.

Gator, co-host of DDE and The Down 5.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

What Is "Breadcrumbing"?

Fellas, how many times have you seen thirst trap posts on Facebook from women?  Ladies, how many times has that one dude sporadically sent you a DM just to stay in your conscious?  

Duration: 71 minutes.

These are baiting and dating tactics or what some people call "breadcrumbing".  

It's done primarily on social media and breadcrumbing is a tactic that people use to string you along until they can decide if and when they will ever actually ask you out.  It's basically leading someone on by sending them sporadic messages and/or commenting on social media posts in a way to keep you interested in them.  However, it's always vague and non-committal.  

Tonight, we'll discuss how to recognize breadcrumbing examples and not fall into that trap.

Also on the show, Trump is back in the White House after a few days in the hospital.  However, so many people connected to him have tested positive for COVID including his press secretary.  There are a ton of theories on this and I know that my Show Legends will not have a shotage of opinons of their own as we discuss Trump in the news once again.  

the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!  "No experts.  Just opinions."

Show #864

Monday, October 5, 2020

Q-on-2 w/Hilary & Symoan Greillis of Bridezillas

I get the inside scoop from Hilary and Symoan on how their wedding ended up on the reality TV show, Bridezillas!

Duration: 20 minutes.

Years ago, these two met in an unexpected way and probably had no idea that it would turn into a wedding some day.  Especially one that would be viewed by millions on national TV!

Hilary and Symoan Greillis discuss the following with me:

  • Being followed by cameras on a daily basis.
  • The difficulty of planning a wedding for a national TV show.
  • Obstacles they've encountered as a lesbian couple.
  • Changes they would like to see made in people's approach to LGBT couples.
These things and more on this very entertaining episode of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!

And be sure to catch Hilary and Symoan on WE's Bridezillas on Thursday, October 15th!  Check your TV listings for showtime.

Follow on IG: @TeamGreillis, @USACustomButtons, and @FluffCouture.

Show #863

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Author, Tracee Hanna

I have a chat with the author of erotica fiction and more!

Duration: 25 minutes.

Tracee Hanna is a captivating author who is just as entertaining as her books.  She has written many books, but really hit the map when her first publication was published in an anthology by legendary erotica fiction author, Zane.  And you have to be an awesome writer to be featured by another awesome writer!

We talk about how tragedy, out of all things, led to her being writer of erotica fiction.  I ask her if she has to be in a sexy mood to write sexy material.  She gives a ton of background of the inspirations that led to many of the stories she's written in her adult life.

We discuss these things and more as her and I have a lot of fun on this Q-on-1 edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!

Website is www.MissTracee.com 

Cupid's Foreplay podcast is located here.

Show #862

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Police Officer Lemar Gordon

Missouri police officer, Lemar Gordon, shares his views on the issues that have been ongoing in the United States regarding police brutality.

Duration: 48 minutes.

This Q-on-1 is unlike many of the others that I've done.  Instead of just asking questions, I had a conversation with Lemar and shared my opinions with him.  

Although we didn't agree on everything, we did learn from each other throughout the course of the discussion.

We discussed things from the militarization of the police force to Black Lives Matters vs. Blue Lives Matter.  

I look to continue having discussions with him in the future to help bridge the gap between the police and citizens.

Show #861

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Brother Ali of Grassrootz Books & Juice Bar

Grassrootz is the only black-owned book store in Phoenix.  I talk to the manager about the importance of the business to the community.

Duration: 21 minutes.

Brother Ali manages the Grassrootz Books and Juice Bar in Phoenix, Arizona.  It's a place created out of necessity when you listen to his story.  Not only does Grassrootz offer a physical location in which to edify your knowledge, build networks, as well as enjoy an atmosphere of peace and like-mindedness, but it's also an online haven for books.  

During this pandemic, people are unable to get out as much without risking their health, so the option to peruse their collection of books relevant to communities of color is still available at this time.

He and I discuss why black history and culture is more relevant than ever in 2020.  We talk about Blackout Days and the pros and cons of it.  He also talks about a book or two trending in the black community.

Enjoy my Q-on-1 conversation with him on this edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show.

Show #860

Visit the online bookstore at www.GrassrootzBookstore.com.

You can also support by making a donation to the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee here.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Q-on-2 w/Damarces & Lakivia Sharkey of Treble & Flame Co.

I'm joined by two entrepreneurs who took their love for candles and music to another level.

Duration: 21 minutes.

This couple met in college and probably never knew what that meeting would turn into some day.  

Damarces and Lakivia Sharkey are the proud owners of a candle company.  But, not just any candle company.  These two had a plan to make their candle company stand out from the others and they created the perfect gift for any music and scent lover! 

Treble & Flame Co. not only gives you the relaxing ambiance to set the mood, but they also allow access to the music that will get you in the mood!  When you order from T&FC, you not only get an amazing-smelling candle, but also a playlist that will accompany the candle as well.  

If you like 80's R&B, then the Purple Rain candle is definitely for you.  90's hip hop is your thing?  Then maybe you should check out the Bonita Applebum candle.  This list goes on!

These will be perfect stocking stuffers for anyone this holiday season!

Enjoy my interview with the Sharkeys and see how their love story turned into a business venture to some day pass on to their daugther.

Website: www.TrebleAndFlame.com

IG: @TrebleAndFlame

Facebook: TrebleAndFlame

Show #859

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Get Woke! Go Broke!

Is cancel culture the appropriate response to race relations?

Duration: 77 minutes.

On this show, we're talking about the "get woke, go broke" mentality that has been spreading across the country like wildfire.  This is the mantra for a lot of people who are tired of the unity movements going on across America. Is it fair or foul for them to feel this way? Can you get "BLM fatigue" from the constant talk and signage that is almost everywhere you look in some cities?  

And speaking of "fatigue", yet another high profile case yields unsatisfactory results as the three cops who shot up Breonna Taylor's apartment and killed her escape serious charges. I'll ask my Show Legends about their opinions on yet another person of color who dies at the hands of police negligence. 

We'll discuss that and more on this live call-in edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show! "No experts. Just opinions."

Show #858

Monday, September 21, 2020

RIP To The Notorious RBG

I was honored to be asked to participate in a very special podcast memorial to the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  


Duration: 17 minutes.

The gracious host of The Transatlantic History Ramblings With Lauren And Brian podcast invited me to join his podcast with a host of others to celebrate the achievements of the 5'1" dynamo affectionately known as "The Notorious RBG".  I want to thank former T2Q guests, Brian Young and Lauren Davies for thinking of me when conceptualizing this amazing tribute!

From the THR site: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. This remarkable woman was a inspiration and a voice for all people who were oppressed or discriminated against and her legacy will live on for generations to come. 

As a tribute, we gathered a group of our Transatlantic History Ramblings family members who loaned their voices to honor this amazing woman in her own words. Featuring Lauren and Brian, Janis Wilson, Prof Brooke Kroger, Ansel and Tabitha Burch, Jamie Wilday, The Strange Sessions Kurt and Krista, Michael Hawley, Michele Malcolm, Neil Storey, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Talk2Q's Quincy Shelton, Carissa Smith, and Paul Begg RIP Justice Ginsburg.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Did Netflix Cross The Line With "Cuties"?

I'm joined by a T2Q Show Legend to discuss a controversial movie currently playing on Netflix.

Duration: 35 mins.

Crystal Hickerson rejoins the show to talk about what everyone else has been discussing on social media: "Cuties".  A Netflix movie that tells the story of an 11 year old girl who joins a dance group with her friends.  

Sounds great on the surface, but the dance group is more of a "twerk team".  Would most people approve of their 11 year old girl taking twerk classes?  The movie poster alone brought ire across the country as people starting to complain that Netflix was sexualizing pre-teens.  It even got to the point that people were canceling their Netflix accounts (so they say) and #CancelNetflix trended on social media.  

But, did they actually watch the movie?  Probably not.  Luckily for us, Crystal did and she breaks down what the movie is actually about and if people should give it a chance or not.  This movie may actually teach some people how to talk to your kids.

Enjoy this latest episode of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!  "No experts.  Just opinions."

Show #857

You can find all things Crystal over at www.CrystalHickerson.com.

Q-on-1 w/Darran Bruce of The DJ Sessions

I reach across the country to chat with one of the masterminds behind the party scene in Seattle.

Duration: 25 mins.

Darran Bruce is the executive producer for The DJ Sessions, which is a live streamed/podcast series featuring the hottest electronic music DJs with live mixes and interviews streamed worldwide.  He and I not only discuss his love for music and where the concept for the company originated, but also what they offer as well.

From mobile DJ'ing services to silent discos with multiple listening options, The DJ Sessions is the place to tune in when you want to get your groove on locally in the Seattle underground or from any remote place in the world! 

Show #856

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Singer, Amaya Morris aka J.A.M.

I have a chat with an aspiring musical artist from Texas.

Duration: 14 mins. 

Amaya Morris aka J.A.M. is an R&B artist residing in the Houston area who got her start in high school and never looked back.  She dropped her first music video when she was 16 years old and her classmates loved it!  

With help from her mother, her career has started to blossom as she pursues her dreams of being a YouTube icon and worldwide talent!

Subscribe/follow her below! 

YouTube Channel: Amaya Morris

IG: @ThtGirlAmaya

And be sure to listen to one of her hits at the end of the podcast!

Show #855

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Retired Teach, Scott Hopkins

I have a candid discussion about today's school system with an educator with over 30 years of experience!

Duration: 38 mins.

Mr. Scott Hopkins started teaching in the California school system in the early 1970's.  The way schools are run now have evolved quite a bit since then.  And because of that, teaching strategies have evolved as well.  

He and I not only discuss how he got started as a 23 year old teacher, but also how things changed over the course of his career.

  • Did students change more or did the teachers do so?  
  • We talk about the stress that teachers face daily from uncooperative parents and non-supportive administrators.  
  • I also inquire about how he thinks the COVID-19 situation is being handled.

It's a great conversation with someone, who is retired, that can give his unfiltered opinions without any worries of backlash from the school system.  You'll truly understand why teaching is important and why teaching is rewarding.

Show #854

Friday, September 11, 2020

Skip Bayless & Dak's Depression

Brandy J. Flynn rejoins the show to discuss the recent commentary of the controversial FOX Sports commentator, Skip Bayless.

Duration: 12 mins.

Normally, it's a Skip Bayless tweet that upsets folks, but this time it was live and on the air on FOX Sports.  Dak Prescott, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, recently revealed that he was depressed over his brother's suicide back in April.  A lot of people don't know what depression looks like.  Was Skip out of line when he questioned Dak Prescott's mental toughness because he chose to express himself publicly?

Brandy is a mental health specialist as well as a mental health analyst in sports.  She was the first person who came to my mind when I wanted to discuss this topic.  So, I'm bringing to you professional's point of view on whether it was fair or foul for Skip to belittle Dak as the leader of his team because Dak showed vulerability.

You can connect with Brandy at www.BrandyJFlynnCCS.com.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline contact phone number is (800) 273-8255.

Show #853

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Season 9 Premier of #T2Q

T2Q starts its 9th season with current event topics and more!  

Duration: 78 mins.

We discuss quite a few things on this live-call in show starting with controversy during a virtual learning class. Should a teacher be restricted from having a #BLM poster on camera in her virtual classroom? 

(21:41 mark) Also, we've heard of a WAP, but have you heard of a MAP? MAP is an acronym for "Minor Attracted Person" and they are trying to get established as a sexual orientation. By making it a sexual orientation, people will be able to classify the act as natural.  How do you feel about this?

(44:52 mark) People come up with extravagant ideas for gender reveal party these days.  Are gender reveal parties tacky?  Is it doing too much on top of having a baby shower?  How do you feel about them?

These things and more on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show! "No experts. Just opinions." 

Show #852

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Podcaster, Sofija Sion

I have a chat with world traveler and podcaster, Miss Sofija Sion!  We discuss her opinions on mental health, the dating world (literally), and more!

Duration: 20 mins.

When I get the opportunity, I love to jump over "the pond" and invite someone on from overseas.  It allows me to get a perspective on things outside of the United States.  Contrary to what many Americans believe, people in Europe have some of the same life struggles to deal with on a daily basis.

Sofija gives her two cents on why mental health is important to maintain.  What do people mean exactly when they say that they have "anxieties"?  I also ask her the difference in men that she's met from the many places she's traveled.  Are the men in Greece more shy than the men in the United States?  Sofija spills the tea on that question.  We also talk about the difficulties people experience with trying to move on from a stagnant relationship.

It's an insightful and fun discussion with Sofija!  Check out her podcast at Soph Rants!

Website: https://anchor.fm/soph-rants/

Show #851

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Entrepreneur, Mike Merriweather

Mike Merriweather joins T2Q to discuss his new book as well as his business and community events.

Duration: 22 mins.

The hardest working dude in the South was able to squeeze in some time for the show while playing with his daughter.  I brought him on to discuss not only what he does for his own children, but what he does for the children of many different communites.

We discuss the following:

  • A book that he wrote for his son and why he did it.
  • His business venture with CBD and CBG.
  • The different ways he's given back to different communities.
All of this and more on this Q-on-1 edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show.

Show #850

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