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The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison with contributions from the Dope Black Dads leadership as well as a host of special guests from the world of healing, media, parenting, TV/film, music and beyond. We discuss everything from co-parenting, masculinity, the black experience all the way to our favourite Netflix show. Don't listen if you're expecting conversations about nappies!
 
CLASSICAL MUSIC has been misappropriated as a musical genre and a culture rooted in the aesthetics of Western Europe. TRILLOQUY is the weekly podcast built to DECOLONIZE the traditional definitions and conversations surrounding CLASSICAL MUSIC.
 
Welcome to Girl Tawk! hosted by Melissa Ann. Girl Tawk! is THAT show which discusses the real issues black women face being a mom, a dad, a wife, a girlfriend, a sister, a co-worker, a therapist or whatever choice of hat black women wear on any particular day. Why? Because black women are just dope!
 
Experience a Webseries and Podcast curated to show the multifaceted & nuanced experience of women - but really, we are just two ladies talking about some dope sh*t with awesome guests every week. #TALKinPINk. #WokeThotism. #PodcastLife #Women www.TalkInPink.com Follow us on your Social of choice: https://www.instagram.com/TALKinPINk/ https://www.facebook.com/TalkInPink/ https://www.twitter.com/TALKinPINk Support our show! www.patreon.com/TALKinPINk
 
Learn from corporate defense law firm leaders such as the chairmen, managing partners, executive committee members and law partners along with general counsel and legal industry consultants. We interview these men and women across the United States who practice law and provide leadership at the largest law firms to elite corporate boutiques, public and private companies. Glean wisdom, new ideas, relate to their stories and follow along as we talk about current legal industry topics, firm man ...
 
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Back to school. It comes at the end of every summer, a hectic cycle of buying uniforms, stationery and sports kits for kids before school starts in September. This time though things are different. After eighteen months of social distancing measures and lockdowns, we are now learning to live with covid but with fewer restrictions in place. This epi…
 
Twin Cities-based artist Pavielle French first joined Garrett and Scott in season one as her career was beginning to bloom. She returns to TRILLOQUY this week to talk about her new album, SOVEREIGN, which explores Black rejection of white supremacy, a renewed view of "classic" music and a message: "You cannot give me my rights". She also speaks wit…
 
When Katy Henriksen was featured on Op. 9 of TRILLOQUY back in 2019, she was a local radio host working to take western classical music out of the "old, white guy realm". Today, Katy is an entrepreneur who works as a promoter, journalist, writer and podcaster creating content that challenges the status quo. She returns to TRILLOQUY to chat with Gar…
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Val Irving, Coach, Friend, Sister, Auntie about the circle of friendship. Being a "girls girl," being genuine, lifting each other up, and the true meaning of a connection between friends. Val talks about her superpower of "encouragement" and helping others feel better about themselves, situations, and/or circumstances. This po…
 
As more musicians navigate an increasingly unstable arts ecosystem, working in both the performance and administrative spheres has become more popular. Garrett chats with Jaime Sharp, a mezzo-soprano whose artistry, administration, and activism is rooted in accessibility and change. The guys explore DEI in "period instrument" spaces, challenge the …
 
I interviewed Debbie Read | Managing Partner of Thompson Hine on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. We discussed several topics such as: Analytical Thinking Choosing Thompson Hine Family Values that Formed Her Rising to Meet High Expectations Innovating to Meet Client Needs Changing Lawyer Behavior is Hard SmartPaTH, Thompson Hine's Service Delivery Approac…
 
W.E.B. Du Bois has inspired countless Black thinkers, but he also left behind an appreciation for western classical music. Joe LaRocca and Dominque Hoskin of the Du Bois Orchestra chat with Garrett about making change in concert halls through more "traditional" musical aesthetics. Scott honors the classical music of England's Black composers with a…
 
Melissa Ann goes across the pond to speak to Leticia CEO of Blaque Rose Coaching, discussing The Zone of Genius. The Zone of Genius is your ability to move from your irrational fears to taking action. What's the narrative you are telling yourself? You will learn: · How to overcome your fears · Become more productive · How do others benefit from you…
 
Maestro Michael Morgan believed that the purpose of a performing arts institution is to make its entire community better. As the world mourns the recent loss of this pivotal figure in American music, Garrett and Scott honor him with anecdotes, stories and recordings from his vastly trailblazing career. Garrett chats with Dr. Antonio Cuyler about th…
 
In celebration of the 48th birthday of hip hop, Garrett and Scott honor a few of the artists and sounds that have helped the genre maintain its status as America's most popular classic style of music. The guys also discuss the recent tragedy in Haiti, political challenges in Afghanistan and introduce anti-capitalist thought to TRILLOQUY. Brittani M…
 
Marvyn is joined by Jade and Nakita from the Virtuous Mums podcast to discuss 'dad envy'. Together they debate where dad envy stems from, how co-parenting is navigated in 2021 and the best ways to work together to ensure both parents feel seen and supported in their roles. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having pr…
 
Brittani McNeill is a singer and journalist whose views on liberation and equity are focused on her mantra - she's rooting for everybody Black who's rooting for EVERYBODY Black. Garrett shares part 1 of their most recent conversation, where they explore the ideas complete systems change, what it means to let harmful rhetoric go unchecked and the wa…
 
I interviewed Pia Flanagan | Chief Operating Officer at CEO Action for Racial Equity on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. We discussed topics such as: Starting her Career at Deloitte in NYC Why Representation Matters Adding Value and More Career Advice Becoming Partner at Baker McKenzie Listening to Mentors & Going In-House Why You Should Keep Raising Your …
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Ki Carr and Amber Richbook about some of the distasteful rhetoric being discussed about black women on platforms. We discuss: · Why are women listening and dialing in to be mistreated? · Are broken black men now resorting to tearing down black women? · Is the self-esteem of black women so low we are trying to find an outlet? F…
 
#TALKinPINk #WokeThotism www.TalkInPink.com Is hitting your kids legal? Is a needy man deserving of your time? How do you get out of a fight when the other person is bigger than you? And why can't I be as nasty as I want to be is ALL talked about this week on #TalkInPInk! Kita and Rachel host the weekly podcast, show and webseries about 2 ladies ha…
 
Richard Wagner's anti-semitism has been at the center of the conversation of classical "cancellation" for a generation, but writer, filmmaker, and violinist Paul Festa is challenging the tradition of Wagner-adjacent cancel culture with a new essay: "Cancellation of the Gods". He talks with Garrett about his journey with Wagner's music, the conversa…
 
Marlon and Marvyn are joined by the founder of REIE Parliamentary Group and Cambridge graduate, L'myah Sherae and fellow dope black dad from South Africa, Tebogo. Together they explore what it means for black people to occupy spaces in elite schooling systems, how it can impact you and your future, and whether profiting off of your activism prevent…
 
Have you ever heard of slave orchestras? What does a post-colonial 'classical' music ecosystem look like? Cellist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer Jon Silpayamanant joins Garrett to talk about how the intersection of colonialism and music have impacted the world, and ideas on how musicians can help inspire mental decolonization. Garrett …
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Amber Richbook, discussing what it means to be a tenacious, vibracious, and courageous black woman. What is vibracious? "A woman having both a vibrant and vivacious personality at the same time. She is fun to be around, and sexy too." Does that describe you? Listen in to hear more about what it means as Amber discusses her jou…
 
A couple of weeks on from the Euro 2020 final and the racial abuse that Saka, Rasha and Sancho faced - Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin discuss their opinions towards the reactions of England fans and what possible solutions there are for ensuring racism of this kind is tackled. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having pro…
 
Tarik 'Konshens The MC' Davis is a hip-hop artist, songwriter, educator and youth advocate from Washington D.C who, in search of hip-hop driven chamber music, created the "Classically Dope" ensemble. He and Classically Dope's horn player, Derek Maseloff, join Garrett to talk about the development of this ensemble, the public response the ensemble h…
 
Marvyn is joined by Marlon and Marvin to explore their childhood experiences at home and school, discuss what lessons they learned and how that has shaped the way they raise their children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for th…
 
Once upon a time, a recording of the United States Marine Band inspired a boy from East Tennessee to pursue a profession as a band director. Today, Dr. Brandon Houghtalen teaches the next generation of band directors while challenging the traditional notions and narratives that place concert band and wind ensemble music in the back seat to orchestr…
 
I interviewed Nancy Lieberman | Retired Partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. We discussed several topics such as: Graduating from law school at 22 Creating M&A Law in the 80s Becoming Skadden’s Youngest Partner Supportive Environment as a Female Attorney Traits Partners look for in Associates Tips for Negotia…
 
Marvyn, Marlon, and Marvin are joined by South African member Olivier Tshimbidi. They discuss their childhood celebrity crushes, how they influenced their attraction to women and their ultimate goal for relationships with their partners. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black …
 
(Recorded 7/3/21) The age-old stories of Native communities continue to have an important place in contemporary culture, including in contemporary Western classical music! Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate joins Garrett to talk about how he's done that with his new composition, "Lowak Shoppala'". Garrett and Scott acknowledge the 4th of July with a look…
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Mrs. Karen McDonald discussing the topic of black women and our hair. Phew...this topic, which shouldn't perhaps even be a TOPIC, is such a huge conversation in the black community. Listen as Karen and I discuss our thoughts. My hair...don't care (dammit). Don’t miss this powerful conversation! Follow Melissa Ann: IG: melissaw…
 
Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin are joined by comedian Babatunde Aléshé to explore a list of over 30 dope black dads in TV & Film. Together they narrow it down to their top 10 top and discuss how those dads influence their parenting styles in real life. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations ab…
 
On July 9th the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival will present the world premiere of "Twin Stars: Diamond Variations for Dae’Anna", written in honor of the girlfriend and stepdaughter of the late Philando Castile by Daniel Bernard Roumain. He joins Garrett, alongside pianist Melvin Chen, to talk about the upcoming premiere and continued activism in co…
 
Marvyn is joined by regular co-host Marvin Crichlow and fellow DBD member Marlon Bruce. Together they discuss the different key points they took from Will Smith's Redtable Talk with Kevin Hart, issues of discounting your own feelings as part of the fatherhood mission and the controversy surrounding Nick Cannon having multiple children in one year D…
 
It's not easy to "go viral" in today's social media ecosystem, but operatic baritone Babatunde Akinboboye managed to do it by fusing Kendrick Lamar and Rossini! He talks with Garrett about this, life between Nigeria and the US, his aspirations for the opera industry, and the people who are standing in the way of progress for Black operatic professi…
 
As Dope Black Dads turns 3 this Fathers Day, Marvyn chats to fellow group members Marvin Crichlow and Marlon Bruce about where they are in their current fatherhood journey's, how they celebrate Fathers Day as well as discussing how difficult the day can be for fathers who are trying to gain access to their children. Dope Black Dads is a place where…
 
As Juneteenth becomes a more wide-spread celebration, musicians and content creators of all types are jumping in to honor the holiday. Garrett goes into why he chose not to offer anything this year in an emotional final movement. Scott shines a light on the continued struggle for equity across the pond, and helps unpack a think piece written to dem…
 
I interviewed Lori Lorenzo | Managing Director at Deloitte on Friday, April 9th, 2021. We discussed several topics such as: Her Journey in BigLaw How Career Services Affirmed what She Loved to Do Focused on real DE&I Impact The Unspoken Importance of Relationship Building Lots of Career Advice for Job Hunters Deloitte’s free Programs for CLOs and D…
 
This week Marvyn sits down with Marvin Crichlow, creative activist/spiritual mentor Chia Phoenix and journalist/dope black women lead Romantha. Together they discuss where men and women are in society right now, where they'd like to be and whether it's possible for them to ever be 'just friends'? Dope Black Dads is a place where we ae changing the …
 
As arts institutions continue to celebrate the life and work of Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges, opera scholar Angel Refusé is pushing individuals to understand how the so-called "Black Mozart" actually inspired not only 18th-century European culture, but world culture! He explores this idea with Garrett while highlighting how spiritualit…
 
Following the recent discussion around Naomi Osaka withdrawing from playing, Marvyn Harrison and Marvin Crichlow discuss how essential it is to find the right balance between work and your mental wellbeing. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe dig…
 
Dr. Durell Cooper describes himself as a Disruptor of Systems, Breaker of Chains, Builder of Tables, Interrogator of Phenomena and Radical Black Joy Practitioner. He joins Garrett to dive into ideas of liberation, defining Black music, and highlighting Hip Hop as an American "classical" tradition. Garrett and Scott kick off Season 3 with a new musi…
 
In this episode, Marvin Crichlow and Marvyn Harrison chat about the 10-day meditative retreat that Marvyn recently completed. They explore the events which led to it being booked, what it was like whilst on the retreat and how it changed Marvyn's outlook and sense of peace. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having p…
 
For week 2 of TRILLOQUY's two-week break, Garrett reprises his and Scott's conversation with Kalena Bovell, Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and one of the nation's few Black woman conductors. This conversation from February 2020 highlights Kalena's unique role as a Black conductor in one of the nation's predominately Black cit…
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Tiffany Crowder discussing the strength it takes to overcome losing a mother. May is a month where many celebrate Moms, well, because Moms are...dope. However, May is often a month when some are missing/mourning their mothers. Tune in as Tiffany and Melissa Ann discuss....losing mom. It's a conversation that you do not want to…
 
One of the highest-rated opuses of TRILLOQUY from season 1 featured the music and musings of South Indian artists Nirmala Rajasekar and Thanjavur K. Murugaboopathi. As the team prepares for season 3, Garrett gives an intro to this replay and offers and few shout-outs to some fellow decolonizers. More:Watch 'Ananda Nadamaduvar (The Joyful Dance of S…
 
I interviewed Chris Lewis | General Counsel at Edward Jones on Friday, March 26th, 2021. We discussed several topics such as: Civil Rights Heroes Betting on Yourself Being Intentional with DE&I Joining Edward Jones & 10x the Legal Dept SIFMA & The Buttermilk Group Leadership Inspiration St. Louis & his Community Involvement From Jamaica to NY Recom…
 
Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley are joined by voice artist and YouTuber Russell Evans. Together they discuss the topic of mortality; how and when to introduce the concept to your children; what values are important to instil in our children, and what they feel is the most valuable trait they have learned from their children. Dope Black Dads is a pl…
 
Garrett and Scott celebrate the 100th opus of TRILLOQUY with podcast-themed conversations, including a look at co-host relationships as related to recent news with the Joe Budden Podcast and a conversation with Melissa Smey and Golda Arthur of "Mission: Commission". The guys honor P.M. Dawn, shoutout an up and coming teenaged composer, and offer a …
 
Melissa Ann speaks to Ceo and Author, Michelle Lenore Weathersby discussing " Hiding Behind the Mask." How many of you hind your true self to please others? Do you desire to bring your "whole-self " to work, to your marriage, to your church, or to your community? Are you afraid of rejection? Are you hindering your path to become truly free? You're …
 
**Trigger Warning: mention of Domestic Abuse** Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley are joined by Michael Forbes, founder of Michael's Mentors - a mentorship scheme that assists in keeping young people out of trouble. Together they discuss reasons as to why so many pupils are on the brink of criminality, how parents and teachers can work together to pre…
 
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