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A podcast that celebrates and amplifies Detroit's rich history and culture as told through the narratives of native Detroiters from across the world. Hosted by Marquis Taylor, Detroit Worldwide features weekly interviews from industry leaders, content creators, Black entrepreneurs, and other trailblazers that positively represent the D. This podcast also celebrates and embraces the identities of first generation college graduates coming out of the city.
 
NFL Legend Takeo Spikes has expanded upon the success of his book "Takeo Spikes presents; Behind The Mask Book", in a podcast series which provides listeners and viewers alike with post-game analysis each week throughout the NFL regular and post season. The show features many other pro-athletes and celebrities discussing a range of topics such as fatherhood, relationships, business, social issues and untold personal stories.
 
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MC Major and Rudy Sutherland opens up a new season of the RDWA Podcast with the breakdown of the Gucci vs Jeezy battle and who would we like to see next. Also give our top 5 moments in Rap History, Grammy nominations have just been released and it caught a lot of people by surprise!!! Megan the Stallion drops her much anticipated album Good News, d…
 
Hip hop culture fuels the energy of the NFL. So, the Gucci Mane and Jeezy VERZUZ grudge battle is more than just locker room talk. NFL Vets Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes give their take on the epic battle and whether holding on to grudges in life (or in The League) is really worth it. The grudge between Gucci and Jeezy, two of Trap Music’s biggest s…
 
“What I love about running, and what I love even more about running than I ever loved about dancing, is how human it is. It’s a fundamental human gait: We crawl, we walk, we run, technically, apparently, skipping is also another gait, and so when you get better at it, for myself, I just felt more human. At that point in my life already, I had been …
 
COVID has of course impacted us all, but children especially so and in many different ways. Based on her presentation at the 2020 In Government's Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation conference, in this Safeguarding Podcast we discuss with Sheila Taylor MBE, CEO of the NWG Network, the impact of COVID on children, children's services, child sexual ex…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with longtime Detroit Pistons broadcast commentator and Michigan State University basketball legend, Greg Kelser about his upbringing in the city as well as his standout career at Henry Ford High School. Greg also discusses the time he spent playing alongside Earvin "Magic" John…
 
Rap a Lot A&R Rudy Sutherland and MC Major joins the podcast to talk Biden-Trump election and what's next for the country. Also, how has dating been for you during Covid? James Harden wants out of Houston and wants to be traded to Brooklyn, will it happen? King Von and Mo3 passed away last week, what is going on in hip hop??…
 
Hanging up the cleats. Hosts Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes tell their NFL departure stories. Did they leave the game on their own terms or not? For the first time, Takeo reveals the story of his controversial last game ever in the league. It might shock you. And, Tutan talks about leaving his dream NFL team. The guys also shed light on how some peop…
 
“There’s things we take for granted, as athletes, as coaches, and have those things taken away from you, you really just realize how much they mean to you and I think every opportunity we get to show up to work, every opportunity we get to showcase our talents, it should be done with gratitude, it should be done through gratitude. Gratitude should …
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with fellow podcast host and Wayne State University graduate, Kanye Gardner about his life as a former student athlete and how he's been able to pay it forward through coaching and mentorship. Kanye also the inspiration behind his podcast, "The One Big Village" as well as his de…
 
Our military vets are not ‘suckers’ or ‘losers.’ Just ask Retired Colonel Gregory Gadson who lost both legs in an Iraqi bombing back in 2007. Gadson is a real American Hero who honored us with his story of survival, service and sacrifice for his nation while in the United States Army for more than 26 years. He also served on the gridiron as a forme…
 
“If the book tells you anything it’s just that there’s this long history from go of this kind of behavior, whether it’s sexist behavior or outright mistreatment of women I guess is probably the biggest one that comes to mind. It has been happening for a long time and when I first started reporting in 2017 or even in 2016 looking into Nike and on an…
 
In this safeguarding podcast we discuss with Sonia Livingstone OBE her book "Parenting for a Digital Future". How can parents derive maximum benefit for their children from the phenomenon of the risk-infused online space and digital technology in general? Is "screen time" relevant? Is it true that today's children, born into a world with an iPad ho…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with brand marketer and strategist, Taharqa "Tee" Blue about his roots in the D, the unique meaning behind his name, and the creative influence the city had on his imagination. Tee also discusses his dedication to faith and family and how the film Boomerang helped him to envisio…
 
Olympic Bronze Medalist Kristi Castlin has another hurdle to conquer… to get the GOLD! The Atlanta-native is already focused on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Kristi took a break from training to talk about her Olympic win. Back in 2016, she, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali took the bronze, gold and silver, respectively, in the 100m hurdles. Can it happen ag…
 
“By nature, diversity is uncomfortable, at least initially, right? Until we can embrace and accept the discomfort of having someone with a different opinion, a different life experience, and different idea, or way of doing things. That part is not trendy or glamorous. We like to think that diverse community—the idea of it is a lot easier to swallow…
 
On this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with researcher and advocate, Dr. LesLeigh Ford about her experience growing up in the D as well as her non profit policy work in Washington DC. LesLeigh also discusses her education background and her aspirations to support communities of color through policy work and commitmen…
 
Olympic sprinter Justin Gatlin is still living life in the fast lane. He’s 38 and training for the Tokyo Summer Games in 2021. Justin opens up on Behind the Mask Podcast about making an Olympic comeback after taking the gold in the 100-meter dash back in 2004... sixteen years ago. Justin also goes in-depth with HOF Nominee Takeo Spikes and NFL Vet …
 
Where’s that work ethic come from? “For sure my grandmother, and I think growing up without a mom and a dad. You know, nothing was ever handed [to me], we had to work for everything. Also just seeing that’s what’s needed to survive in this world is the art of working hard. I don’t expect anything—I just want to work hard. I just take pride with hav…
 
In this Safeguarding Podcast I'm joined by Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner and Executive Director of the Information Commissioner's Office to discuss the Age Appropriate Design Code. Online data sits at the heart of the digital services that children use every day. From the moment a young person opens an app, data is gathered about them. What is th…
 
FlemLo Raps is a YouTube success story. His ‘What Happened To’ series on NFL stars has garnered him nearly 675K subscribers on his channel. Now, the YouTuber is giving Behind the Mask Podcast the exclusive on ‘What Happened to FlemLo Raps?’. FlemLo shares his personal story of how a young guy from Mississippi lost a college football scholarship to …
 
“What we do on the daily basis to have success in our sport sets you up so well for what you’re going to be doing in the real world. But just the pursuit of success in our sport does so much for success in the real world, I feel like. If you can train as hard we do for a 10K, say, and then go out there and just squeeze every bit of yourself out of …
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with fitness performance coach and mentor Kamila Zaidieh about her passion for helping others and how life has afforded her the opportunity to take personal and professional risks. Kamila also shares her experience as a former Division I student-athlete and the rise of her compa…
 
Legendary linebacker LaVar Arrington tackles the state of NFL QBs and changes with his Washington Football Team. LaVar also shares thoughts on COVID in the NFL and memories from his Washington and Penn State days. Who could forget the amazing LaVar Leap, one of college football’s greatest moments! LaVar goes in-depth with @TakeoSpikes51 and @TutanR…
 
“Yeah, I’ve had moments of like, ‘Wow, this is really happening.’ And so that’s pretty cool because I think it’s really important to enjoy those moments. I feel like people are always looking to the next thing and the next goal and that’s a huge part of the sport but I also think it’s really important to sit back and be like, ‘Wow, this is happenin…
 
In this safeguarding podcast with John Carr OBE, we discuss how the EU went wrong with GDPR, the EU's new ePrivacy regulation and how it will make CSAM detection innovation illegal. We ask what is WhoIs and why is this important? We also discuss how social media companies have dodged the requirement for parental consent and ask, given that the UK i…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with tech entrepreneur Brandon Cooper about his transition to California and the rise of his company Aphid, a financial tech company that is disrupting the 9 to 5 workforce using artificial intelligence. Brandon also discusses his former life as a musician as well as his journey…
 
NABF Welterweight Champion Marquis Taylor returns to the RDWA Podcast to talk Covid-19 and how it is effecting his return to the ring, 1501 and working out a deal with Carl Crawford to be the first boxer signed to the record label, meeting J Prince and sparring his boxer, and we also discuss up and coming rap artist Erica Banks!!…
 
“I think that’s probably what my mother said about being self-destructive: that I go until it breaks. I probably could start to find this balance much before but I’m just pushing it, pushing it, pushing it until it’s too late and then, like, ‘OK, or I die, or I need to change.’ And it goes up to that point. I hope that all these chapters are closed…
 
Founders of 2911 Tee and Sav are the first in-person guests of the Covid era and they stop by to talk their story on how they started the 2911 company, the inspiration behind the designs, and much more!!! Be sure to follow them on instagram! @2911don @2911tee @jambellaBy Akil Williams
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with community leader and East Orange, New Jersey councilwoman, Brittany Claybrooks about her journey in public service and her upbringing in the D. Brittany also discusses her spiritual growth as well as her longstanding bond with Florida A&M classmates, who were also from Detr…
 
Philadelphia Eagles great DE Hugh Douglas gives an insider look at HBCU football in the wake of Deion Sanders’ coaching hire at Jackson State. Hugh was a first-round draft pick in 1995 from the HBCU Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Hugh also talks to Takeo and Tutan about: Bridging the gap between PWI and HBCU football recruiting His …
 
"You gotta go do it. Lean into the unknown. We have this term, especially when I work with football players, called contact adaptation. There’s a reason they had training camp prior to the season—it’s not just so they could squeeze in extra games, it’s so they can get used to hitting one another and what have you and that actually can decrease the …
 
In this safeguarding podcast with Jenny Greensmith-Brennan of Safer Lives, we ask is there a way other than prison of dealing with offenders? Is prison effective and is it offenders' biggest fear? What is the balance between retribution and justice? Is offender rehabilitation possible? What is the impact on the family of an abuser looking at images…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with Detroit ambassador and champion of the Eastside, Jonathan Galloway about his journey into podcasting as well as the ways he's been able to convert his passion into profit. Jonathan also discusses his evolution as a podcaster and the rise of the Audiowave Network, podcasting…
 
“It got to the point where I was looking in the metaphorical mirror and saying to myself, ‘Alright, what am I going to do here? You’re sacrificing your job effectiveness by doing as much as you can with this podcast as often as you can and by not making a decision, you’re making a decision.’ And ultimately it came down to the fact that I just belie…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with rising film producer and director, David Tinsley about the origins of his company, Tin Bridge Productions as well as his career as an engineer. David also discusses the release of his latest film, "Project 8" and it means to return to Detroit after a decade-long absence . A…
 
Theo Dorsey and Robert Harris Jr join the RDWA Podcast to discuss the Clippers stunning upset loss to the Nuggets, Biggest takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL season, the 4 C's to a relationship and much more!!!! :35 Clippers upset loss 13:00 What should the Rockets do next? 26:45 Do Houston teams have more clutch or choke moments 34:20 NFL Week 1 big…
 
“I think over the years I started to realize it’s more than just running. There is more to life than just running. Obviously it’s a big part of what I do but I’m starting to realize that we need to make sure our happiness intact. I try to make that a part of my life. I try to stick to my schedule, I try waking up early, I try going to bed early, ju…
 
In this safeguarding podcast with Baroness Beeban Kidron of 5Rights, we discuss the rights of children online. What are the moral and legal obligations of businesses as far as children are concerned? How can large scale digital service providers encapsulate children's rights as defined by the UN CRC into their services? What are Age Appropriate Dig…
 
In this installment of the Detroit Worldwide Podcast, Marquis connects with fellow Wayne State University graduate, Nawara Blue about her career in TV production and her strong commitment to faith and family. Nawara also discusses her successful run of TV shows as a producer including "Pawn Stars", "Married at First Sight", "Love is Blind, and the …
 
“Running isn’t always comfortable. It’s not always like some sort of nirvana that you’re jumping out of bed and clicking your heels to do. But having those kind of whys really kind of reframed me rather than having one why of, ‘it must be about the medal, it must be about the time.’ You have different whys…you need a pocket full of whys basically d…
 
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