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Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay is an audio and video podcast series hosted by Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott and produced by Chief Disruptor Productions. Whatever We Want is an irreverent, often comical chat show that covers a range of topics each episode – from art to politics, pop culture, current events, and everything in between – through the lens of Black life and from the unique perspectives of the show's co-hosts – Jamal Sterling, a married dad/actor/teacher and Khalilah Elliott ...
 
The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of stories based on black history and legends from all around the world. From the ancient kingdom of Mali, to the first black republic of Haiti- listen to black history like it has never been shown before. Gather around the storyteller’s fire on the first Monday of every month for the Anansi Chronicles.
 
Evan Ayers is an aspiring podcaster working the graveyard shift at the Dekalb oasis, a truck stop on a midwestern tollway. While attempting to interview everyday Americans he encounters Frankie, an entity in the vents, and gets sucked into a series of supernatural events that threaten to ruin his show and his life. (New episodes every other Friday at 12am CST!)
 
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It’s a Shorts vs. Skins Sunday only here on Whatever we Want with Jay & Kay as this energetic duo dives into Jay’s disintegrating swim shorts, to the Acting industry’s disbelieving controversies and misconceptions featuring Sachin Littlefeather, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Will Smith… The pair then taps into more serious and contemplative conversati…
 
It’s beefs and bougie sheeeeeit galore this week on Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay as the dynamic duo take on iPhones vs. Androids, Kelis vs. Beyonce, Will Smith vs. Chris Rock and the co-hosts’ never ending beef with technology. Hilarity ensues as the pair debate whether or not Kay is bougie, if anyone should ever date rapper/actor Common, and sl…
 
Co-hosts Jamal & Khalilah switch gears this week and dive in to discuss and unpack one of the summer's most talked about movies - Jordan' Peele's third film NOPE starring Daniel Kaluuya, KeKe Palmer, Steven Yeun, and Brandon Perea. ***WARNING: Spoiler Alert!!*** If you have not seen the movie and don't want to have any plot points spoiled, skip ahe…
 
The story of Cato Howe, a black man and a spy in the American Revolutionary War. The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of speculative historical fiction. Episodes will be released on the first Monday of every month. Follow the Anansi Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates. You can send an email to anansipod@gmail.com Support the …
 
Our favorite co-hosts Jamal & Khalilah are back this week to cover a variety of topics including frustrating traveling experiences this summer due to cancelled or delayed flights, the Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay Instagram account fiasco, Drake's creepy picture posting, Kim Burrell's failed attempt at comedy and the increasing disconnect between…
 
This week, the show's co-hosts discuss the mounting calls for Emmett Till's accuser Carolyn Bryant Donham to receive the 67-year-old arrest warrant for her actions that led to the 14-year old's murder and sports writer Jason Whitlock's colorist comments aimed at comedian Leslie Jones. The pair also discuss the inexplicable evoking of the KKK by a B…
 
Ep. 20 - The Essence of Freedom, Fathers & Fast Food This episode was recorded on the 4th of July so we of course had to acknowledge the cultural phenomenon that is the Essence Festival of Culture that takes place annually in New Orleans each year celebrating Black culture, sisterhood, and economic empowerment. Jamal & Khalilah also discuss Black f…
 
Jamal & Khalilah dive in this week and discuss the Supreme Court 's mind-blowing decisions last week including striking citizens' rights to sue police for failure to read them their Miranda rights, the reversal of New York State's restrictions on concealed carry firearms, and the gutting of Roe v. Wade that triggered abortion bans in 26 states arou…
 
Jamal and Khalilah are back again with a full show this week discussing everything from Beyonce + Drake's surprise album announcements, a Tony awards recap, plus a review of the Rolling Stone's Top 200 Hip-Hop Albums of All Time list. Key Takeaways: [00:05] Kay explores DC during Juneteenth Weekend [04:50] Does anyone actually listen to Drake? [07:…
 
Jamal and Khalilah kick off the Juneteenth holiday weekend discussing "culture vultures" and how NOT to appropriate the culture of marginalized groups when looking at Walmart's recent decision to release a Juneteenth-themed ice cream among other recent examples. The gang also discuss why the RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH, people's obsession with Lori Harve…
 
In life, as in theater, there is comedy and there is tragedy. In this latest episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay, the duo discuss gun control in America and Jamal's experience as a teacher in Texas. The pair then switch gears when delving deep into spoiler land and the latest season of the hit show Atlanta along with other random musings fro…
 
On this episode recorded on the Mondayest of Mondays. Jay and Kay share some interesting “events” including an unthinkable scenario that won’t ever be unseen. Besides this, they hop on the Netflix fallout issue and the intriguing shows like Rothaniel that can truly stir up emotions. As Kay stated, being able to unpack your emotions in a society whe…
 
Serious question - considering the fact that the life expectancy in the US has decreased recently, what are you planning to do for the rest of your life to feel fulfilled? Jay and Kay discuss insights about what it is to grind and the level of pride one can have in doing the work. On another note, Jeff Bezos shouldn't forget to reach out to Jamal a…
 
The origins of the Black Brazilian martial art, Capoeira The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of speculative historical fiction. Episodes will be released on the first Monday of every month. Follow the Anansi Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates. You can send an email to anansipod@gmail.com Support the show You can show your s…
 
It was the slap heard 'round the world and it seems impossible to escape the ongoing discussions about it. Who was right? Who was wrong? What happens now? Jay and Kay give their insights and reflect on what should have been remembered as a groundbreaking and historical night that has instead turned into fodder for gossip rags and memes on social me…
 
Ralph Lauren has a new HBCU-inspired fashion line representing Black culture and customers…is it a good idea? Jay and Kay weigh in. Speaking of the culture, get caught up on how the CROWN Act aims to protect Black people just trying to live and showcase their natural beauty. Jay and Kay rev up the conversation as they discuss the death of artists a…
 
Jay and Kay are back at it again - bringing the heat and the latest news: Ryan Coogler’s ridiculous police encounter, Jussie Smollett's been sentenced, Nas is being sued over a post, and Kim Kardashian’s disastrous advice… Come on, no advice about working hard and hustling from the privileged, please. Well, with the many things happening around her…
 
So many crazes, changes, and showbiz criticisms to discuss! Jay and Kay are back to go over hot topics in the arts industry, the practices that have to go away, ridiculous happenings in the government, and mental health. We all have our own ways to feel okay and for some, maybe it’s watching teenage rom coms... even in our 40s. On a more serious no…
 
A black man explores North America in the 1500s and becomes a medicine man. His life gives birth to a strange legend surrounding supernatural figures from the culture of some Native American tribe. The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of speculative historical fiction. Episodes will be released on the first Monday of every month. Follow the Anansi…
 
Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliot are back in the place to be, discussing the latest news and events happening in Black life + pop culture. Jay and Kay get caught up this week on everything that's gone down so far in 2022 - discussing the historic news of the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supre…
 
In 1841 Madison Washington escaped from the bloody plantations of Virginia into the relative freedom of Canada. A few months later, he returned to Virginia in attempt to free his wife Susan. The resulting story is one love, passion, and the power of the human spirit. Follow the Anansi Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates. You c…
 
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed out of the ocean blue- bringing death and disease with him. Legend has it that one of his ships was sailed by a black man. The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of speculative historical fiction. Episodes will be released on the first Monday of every month. Follow the Anansi Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter fo…
 
Over 100 years before Columbus invaded the Americas, the leader of a wealthy African Kingdom set in search of a new world. The Anansi Chronicles is an anthology of speculative historical fiction. Episodes will be released on the first Monday of every month. Follow the Anansi Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates. You can send an…
 
Christmas has come early this year for co-host (and megafan of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) Khalilah Elliott as she recently sat down with Samantha McIntyre one of the writers and co-executive producers of the tv series and a consulting producer for the soon-to-be-released Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas movie. Listen in as Samantha shares details…
 
Co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott are back in the mix with a brand new episode this week discussing the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, sentencing for the January 6 Capitol insurrectionists and the Netflix bio-series Colin in Black and White. The pair also look at how systemic racism continues to impact generations in terms of real estate and pr…
 
Co-hosts Jamal & Khalilah love to mix it up LIVE with the audience and the special Halloween Edition of the Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay podcast recorded on Oct 30, 2021, was no exception. Listen in as the hosts had plenty of treats (and a few tricks) up their sleeves that made for a devilishly good time. To get the full unedited version of the …
 
The big night continues with the most explosive surprises to date... Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! Our improv sections this week include: Evan's monologue 12:47-13:30 Frankie's monologue 15:57-16:08 Voices Evan Ayers - Aidan Murphy Frankie - Jay Fare Brass - Robby Appleton Knuckles - Robby Appleton Bruce Killgore - Duncan Co…
 
Co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott chop it up this week over Jamal's surprising fascination with tea, the upcoming SuperBowl 2022 halftime show lineup, race relations, and the NFL's convenient amnesia and possible coverups in the age of Jon Gruden. The pair also give their review of ABC's new Wonder Years show and wade into the topic of t…
 
The big night has arrived, and so have some new faces! Hopefully none of them do anything that will ruin Frankie's big show... Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! Our improv sections this week include: What Frankie's wearing and what they had for lunch Section starting at 15:41 with "it's great on I-88" and ending at 17:14 with "a…
 
Co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott talk about unexpected visitors at work, returning to work, and the upside to living through a pandemic. Jamal spills all the tea about his time working security on the set of Grey's Anatomy as the co-hosts discuss Ellen Pompeo vs. Denzel Washington, celebrities who are jerks, the pitfalls of celebrity wo…
 
Co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott are back in the studio - this time with a special guest: Marriage and Family Therapist Fatima Muse. From the Fugees' Reunion Tour to their own experiences with old pals, the group looks at how long-term friendships and relationships can evolve (or dissolve) over time. Things really heat up as the trio di…
 
See what happens behind the scenes! It's our blooper reel! We hope you enjoy our goofs from the cutting room floor. The next time you hear from us it'll be the end of season 1! Voices Aidan Murphy Jay Fare Meghan Mohn Danielle Freeman Edited by Jay Fare. Story created by Aidan Murphy and Jay Fare. Opening and ending theme by Eve's Cleaver. Art by B…
 
Evan feels out of place working during the day, but Frankie sees an opportunity to save him from the dangerous graveyard shift. Voices Evan Ayers - Aidan Murphy Frankie - Jay Fare Carol - Jay Fare Miranda - Meghan Mohn Shirley - Jay Fare Mr. O'Sullivan - Zak Metalsky Additional Patrons - Meghan Mohn and Zak Metalsky Sounds Thank you to Freesound.or…
 
Co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott are back at it with a brand-new episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay. This week, the hosts pay special tribute to Michael K. Williams and Norm Macdonald, reflect on the Emmy nominations, and lament the realities of life after 40. The duo also tries to wrap their minds around the unlikely alliance o…
 
This special 2-part episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay was recorded LIVE Labor Day weekend 2021 with a live (virtual) audience. For Part II of our show, co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott discuss the latest social media trend the Crate Challenge, why McDonald's is being investigated by the Feds, the shocking and scandalous secrets…
 
This special 2-part episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay was recorded LIVE Labor Day weekend 2021 with a live (virtual) audience. Listen in as co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott chop it up with the audience and discuss everything from Hurricane Ida, Kanye West's latest album Donda and whether or not it's time to revisit the cancella…
 
An old friend of Evan’s offers to improve the podcast. Frankie practices dealing with hecklers. CWs are at the end of the show notes! Note: We had some mic troubles this episode but we've fixed them for the future. We'll be looking into re-recording some of these lines after the season finale. Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! O…
 
On this week's episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott try to keep up with the rotating hosts of Jeopardy and the ongoing saga that is OnlyFans. The hosts also talk grooming, celebrity dating, PJ Washington and Brittany Renner but not before debating who would win in a Verzuz battle Damon Wayans or Da…
 
Frankie is trying to chill out this week, but will Evan's meeting with a suspicious salesman make it hard to buy time to relax? Content warnings are at the bottom of the notes! Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! Our improv section this week Starts at 8:57 after "that makes sense to me! Hi, how's it going", ends at 13:45 with a tr…
 
On this week's episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott celebrate and explore the culture of hip hop from the latest in hip hop news to breaking down one of this month's dopest new musical releases by rap legend Nas featuring hip hop icon Ms. Lauryn Hill. From the backdrop of the controversy surroundin…
 
On this week's episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay co-hosts Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott say goodbye to summer and talk about heading back to school in the age of Covid + the Delta Variant while looking back on the hot topics of the Olympics, Black athletes, and mental health. The co-hosts also reflect on dating in secret vs. dating p…
 
Evan makes contact with a dazzling stranger, but he may be too busy to interview him if he wants to be Employee of the Month. Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! Our improv section this week Starts at 9:42 after "sorry I didn't get a chance to earlier", ends at 16:20 with a transition noise. Voices Evan Ayers- Aidan Murphy Frankie…
 
Construction has the Dekalb oasis choked off from the world. Will Evan be able to construct this week's episode, or will he choke as well? Content warnings for this episode are listed at the end of the show notes. Improv Our show is partly written, partly improvised! Our improv section this week Starts at 12:55 after the break room door closes, end…
 
In this week's fully-loaded episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay, our co-hosts discuss the Crown Act, Bill Cosby's release from prison, Phylicia Rashad's controversial response, processing grief, the upside to cannabis, and when it makes sense to correct problematic friends. And from Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympics' disqualification, Gwen Ber…
 
In a special LIVE edition of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay the co-hosts celebrate Juneteenth and all things Black in this hilarious episode. Jamal and Khalilah also reflect on the In The Heights' colorism controversy, white people in Black spaces, reparations and why Black Americans shouldn't have to pay taxes or entry into plantations.…
 
Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay co-hosts Jamal and Khalilah welcome special guests Lee and Keanna to the podcast for the first time in the show's real-est, rawest, funniest conversation to date. From online dating to friends with benefits, polyamorous relationships, tricks, tips, and toys in the bedroom, listen in on this unadulterated, unfiltered …
 
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