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Multiracial Family Man

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-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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Sep 17, 2017

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 (he's White and married to a Black woman).  So, on this episode, listen as Mike talks about comedy and about race, racism, and his heightened sensitivity to racial issues.  It's compelling stuff.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 10, 2017

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, no-filter point-of-view on any hot topic without marginalizing the male perspective, or spoiling man fun.

A graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient, she is one of the founding members of the musical improv group Good Catch Comedy. You can find her performing stand up at many premier venues throughout New York City, and her one woman show Lasagna debuted at The PIT (The People’s Improv Theatre) to a full crowd and rave reviews. 

Don't miss this fascinating interview. And, to learn more about Von, please visit her website at: http://www.vondecarlo.com/bio/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 3, 2017

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 businesses and entrepreneurs. 

So, you may see her featured in some of the most prominent fashion campaigns. But, you may also encounter her in the business world, where she will be quick to remind you that you can achieve all of the dreams and goals you have set out for yourself.

Don't miss this fascinating interview. And, to learn more about Sinead, please visit her website at: https://www.sineadbovell.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 27, 2017

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 check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 20, 2017

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, and which bring forth a deeper sense of satisfaction and joy from living and learning.

Rev. Cloud's specialties are: Expressive Arts Education, Life Coaching, Cultural and Community Event Planning, Spiritual Celebrations/Ceremonies, Birth Preparation & Labor Support, Visual & Performing Arts, Art Education k-12, Character Education, Grant Writing.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 13, 2017

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 Movement for Black Lives. Raquel is also the host of Black Girl Dangerous Media's BGD Podcast, discussing pop culture and current events from an intersectional lens and is in the 2017 Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle through Auburn Seminary.

Raquel is a thought leader on gender, race and intersectionality who worked on behalf of the Solutions Not Punishments Coalition to end police profiling of transgender women of color and mass incarceration. She also worked with others on a campaign to implement a pre-arrest diversion program in Atlanta.

In addition, Raquel successfully led the Atlanta Trans Liberation Tuesday mobilization effort in conjunction with the larger Black Lives Matter network. Her dedication to trans advocacy opened the door to her current work at TLC in Oakland, CA.

Her writing has been featured on Autostraddle, Buzzfeed, Medium’s Cuepoint, ForHarriet, HuffPost, PRIDEQuartzThe Root and VICE. Her overarching goal is to use her voice and talents to inspire and uplift marginalized individuals, particularly trans women of color. She's currently working on a collection of essays about her experiences and intersectionality.

In January 2017, she was a speaker at the National Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

In May 2017, Raquel was named to ESSENCE's Woke 100 Women, which honored "the women who are blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America."

For more on Raquel, please visit her website at: http://www.raquelwillis.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 6, 2017

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 fresh delivery.  Her comedy ‘univer-soul’ performances are a mixture of observations, radical confessions, parodies, characters and physical comedy that bring all her personal experiences to life.

Moreover, Sheilah never loses sight of the struggles we all face, and she has committed to giving back to the community as much as possible.  Indeed, the beneficiary of the production of her show Diary of a Mad Black Comic is SmileTrain.Org, a cleft lip and palate children's charity. 

For more on Sheilah, her show, and her body of work, check out her website at: http://sheilahdsmiley.com/

 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 30, 2017

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 Francisco, Norfolk and finally settling in the DC Metro Area in a quirky mid-century modern house with a magical forest in the back, where she lives with her husband who is Vietnamese, and her child who is Puerto Rican, Jewish, and Vietnamese. 

Zara works as an artist and illustrator (particularly of children's books).  You can see her work here: http://zaralikestodraw.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 23, 2017

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 the state of New York.

Before becoming a law student, Elliott was a freelance television news reporter in Washington, DC. Over the years, his clients included WJLA-TV, BET News, CNN, Associated Press Television, and the Washington bureaus of Tribune Broadcasting and Hearst Television.

Prior to moving to the nation's capital, Elliott’s career took him to a number of cities around the country. He has worked as a reporter for WKMG-TV in Orlando, WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, KPTV in Portland, KGTV in San Diego, and KTVN in Reno.

Elliott attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he studied Spanish and communications. When not in class, he could be found running the audio board at the campus radio station, working in the university’s public relations office, and delivering farm news for the College of Agriculture’s radio news service. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland-University College. 

Early in his career, Elliott joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and later served on the NABJ Board of Directors from 2003-2007. In addition, he has been an ex-officio board member of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute, a leading journalism think-tank located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

With Fade, television journalist Elliott Lewis weaves his memoirs as a black-and-white biracial American with the voices of dozens of multiracial people who are challenging how we think and speak about race today. His interviews illuminate a variety of coping strategies and reveal stark generational differences in the ways mixed race people have come to terms with their identity.

A comprehensive look at the multiracial state of the union, Fade tackles hot-button issues such as the often complicated lives of multiracial people in communities of color, interracial dating, transracial adoption, "black versus biracial" identities, and the birth of a national multiracial movement. Elliott also shares his own moving - and often humorous -firsthand experiences with race, along with intimate stories from those at the forefront of nationwide efforts to formally recognize the multiracial population.

To learn more about Elliott, please visit his website: http://lewisfreelance.com/lewisfreelance.com/Elliott_Lewis_HomePage.html

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 16, 2017

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' interracial marriage, about growing up multiracial, and about the impetus behind his creation of LovingDay.org and his hopes for the growth of Loving Day as a national day of remembrance.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 9, 2017

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 vaunted, “Polar Vortex,” she looked along the outer edge of the family’s tub after bath time and counted more than 70 bottles of shampoo, conditioner and other hair products from the brands she had tried. Each bottle had been purchased in the hope of improving upon the performance of the last. Each bottle offered some promise. Not a single one of them was just right. It was at that moment she decided there had to be a different way to address this situation, because she knew she wasn’t alone. Ultimately, that led to the creation of Many Ethnicities®. Many Ethnicities products are designed to be safe, healthy, easy to use, and yet deliver optimal performance. Always manufactured to the highest standards in small batches. It is through Many Ethnicities products that Dr. Hennegan combines her love for helping and caring for people with her passion for finding solutions to the unique personal care challenges faced by multi-ethnic people each day.

For more on Dr. Hennegan and Many Ethnicities, please check out her website: https://www.manyethnicities.com/

 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jul 2, 2017

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 Planet, SiriusXM, Woman’s Day Magazine, Essence Magazine, People Magazine and more.

Prior to becoming a dating coach, Damona spent over 10 years behind the scenes in TV and has credits as a Casting Director, Network Executive, Consulting Producer, and Executive Producer.

Damona has a degree is Communications from Northwestern University, a Graduate Certificate in Producing from U.C.L.A. and is certified by the International Dating Coach Association.

For more on Damona, please check out her website at: https://damonahoffman.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 25, 2017

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 dramatize the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from rural Virginia who were arrested in 1958 for the crime of being married. Their decade-long legal struggle resulted in a landmark civil rights case decided in 1967, which upheld their right to live as husband and wife and struck down all remaining state bans on interracial marriage. Beginning in the present day and delving into the historically rich 1950’s – 60’s, Loving and Loving looks at this nearly 50-year old story from a 21st Century perspective, exploring the enduringly complex nature of intimacy, identity, and the impact of the law on our most personal decisions.

Listen as Meropi and Beto talk about their childhoods, their journeys into theater, and their hopes and dreams about creating a production company that gives voice to Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural experiences. 

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 18, 2017

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 despite the strides made in society, they also are privy to the unique challenges facing people of color.

Given their personal stories and professional lives (as well as the heart-warming way in which they met), this is truly a great story.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 11, 2017

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 racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships and an ‘Exemplar of Humanity Centered Media’ award by Media Done Responsibly. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education, an MA in TESOL, and an MFA in Acting and Performance in Film, TV and Theater. She serves on the boards of the non-profit MixedRootsStories.org and of Project Greenlight Digital Studios. Fanshen is also a Teaching Artist for A Broaderway – an arts camp for underserved girls. Her play, One Drop of Love, was awarded Best Non-Fiction Script by the United Solo Theatre Festival, and the film version won Best Documentary Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival.

Listen as Fanshen speaks with Alex about her life, her work, and #Multiracial experience in the U.S. and abroad.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 4, 2017

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 offers an engaging journey beyond the region’s well-trod sun, sand and sea attractions to reveal a unique side of the Caribbean seldom featured in traditional travel guides.

Listen as Patrick speaks with Alex about his childhood in St. Croix, his adjustment to the mainland U.S. while attending college in Amish Country, his search for identity in a more polarized racial environment, his own multiracial family, and the ways in which Uncommon Caribbean, by introducing people to authentic Caribbean culture, helps to build bridges and bring down barriers.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 28, 2017

Ep. 119: In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia (holding as unconstitutional laws that forbid interracial marriage), which occurs this June 12, 2017, we talk with community activist, lawyer, artist, filmmaker, Jerald White, the founder of the New Orleans Loving Festival, about the New Orleans Festival, what led Jerald to create it, and his hopes and aspirations for the Festival and for New Orleans generally.  For more information about the Festival, please go here: http://www.lovingfestival.org/

And, for more on Jerald, and his multifaceted career, please check out his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bottletree/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 21, 2017

Ep. 118: Janice Littlejohn is an African American and native Angeleno.  She is also Senior Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), Writer/Producer of Those People: A Love Story and Co-Author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed

In this episode, she speaks with Alex about her research into and her work regarding interracial dating and multiracial relationships and families.  In today's era, with an ever-growing population of multiracial families and people, this is an important and very topical issue.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 14, 2017

Ep. 117: Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a comedy show that aired on A&E. On the show, Christian and co-host Sherrod Small, examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race.

Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle’s Show’s infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom Are We There Yet? and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.

Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.

Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”.

Listen as Christian speaks with Alex about his life, his work, and about the perspective of being a White man in a majority Black cast and what it led him to understand about race and racism.

For more on Christian, please visit his website at: http://www.christianfinnegan.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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May 7, 2017

Ep. 116: Sylvia Kerali is a London-bred, Digital Strategist and Online Branding expert, with roots in Uganda.  She is also a natural hair advocate.  In that role, she founded, Curls Understood (http://curlsunderstood.com/)-- a platform that delivers inspiration and information to the curly, natural hair community with a special focus on new naturals (those just starting to embrace their curls).  Her mission is simple: create and curate reliable content from around the web then organize it so that the Natural Hair Community can have the information it needs at its fingertips.

Now Sylvia has published an eBook called Know Thy Curls (knowthycurls.com).  It is is broken into 2 parts. The 1st part explains how to determine the curl pattern, porosity and volume of your hair (and those of your kids). The 2nd part is a full blown product ingredient dictionary with each ingredient including a safety rating, description and recommendation for the best curl texture/hair concern.

So, take a listen as Sylvia and Alex talk about natural hair, the challenges faced by those transitioning from chemically-treated to natural hair, and the issues confronted by parents who do not have naturally curly or coily hair when styling the natural hair of their kids.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 30, 2017

Ep. 115: Growing up Gupta was created as a means for the Guptas (Nikita - a Black woman, and her husband - an Indian man) to talk about their unique family. It's not everyday that you hear of a Black woman marrying an Indian man (whose parents are originally from Northern India). However, they have been blissfully married for nearly 7 years and have 1 child (Amaya) who is now 23 months old. Their website is for all parents engaged in interlinking their cultures for the enrichment of their child/children.

For more on the Guptas, please check out their website at: http://www.growingupgupta.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 23, 2017

Ep. 114: Courtney Young is the founder and chief executive director of Think Young Media Group, LLC. Think Young Media Group is a professional storytelling and digital consulting firm based in New York City and Southwest Louisiana. It is defined by three arms:

1.) Producing web based content

2.) Marketing, professional storytelling and social media consulting for individuals, corporations, start-ups, and non-profits

3.) Media lab/think tank that engages in innovative thinking around media and technology

Seeking: Contract work; consultant work; fellowship opportunities

Eager to work with brands, implementing best practices and leading innovative digital initiatives, including research, ecommerce, site optimization, branding, social and digital media strategy; expert storyteller  

In her most recent project, Courtney is aiming to showcase and depict Black-Jewish experience, particularly as it involves the celebration of Hanukkah.

For more on Courtney, please check out her profile at: http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/courtney-young

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 16, 2017

Ep. 113: John Cavazos is a multiracial Latino man, native of Los Angeles, who spent 20 years living and working in New York City.

An actor by trade, he made his New York City professional debut in 1979 at Radio City Music Hall and his Broadway debut in 1981 in the 25th Anniversary Revival of "My Fair Lady" with the legendary actor, Sir Rex Harrison.

John's career received a second wind when he was cast in May of 2004 in The Voices of Liberty at EPCOT/Disney. This a cappela ensemble comprised of eight singers began as The Regeneration in the 1970's - a gospel Acappela group whose gifted voices and soaring arrangements by Derric Johnson (see www.singers.com/gospel/derricjohnson.html) quickly put them on the map traveling and recording and ministering around the country. The group was invited to Disney and offered a contract in 1982 and have been there ever since as The Voices of Liberty. VOL is one of the oldest and longest running productions at Walt Disney World and their impressive vocals have attracted many year-round ticket holders to continue to come back over 30 years just to hear them sing.

In addition, to his impressive career in theater and the performing arts, John, his wife, and his daughters are a multiracial family.  John's wife is Black and West Indian by heritage, and his daughters are multiracial.  John is now active in the Church, and he talks openly on this episode of the podcast about his religious life and about the role of race and racism in his life and the Church.  Don't miss it!

And, for more on John, please see his website: http://voicebyjohn.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 9, 2017

Ep. 112: Aman Kaur is an Indian woman who immigrated to the United States with her family.  She is married to a non-Indian man.  Based on her own experience, she created the Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast (http://indianinterracialmarriages.com/), which is dedicated to the stories of Indian couples in interracial marriages.  On the podcast, listeners get to hear from the couples and at times from their parents about the challenges and the loving commitments in interracial marriages in the Indian Community. 

Listen as Aman details her own life and experience and relates the mission and goals of her podcast.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Apr 2, 2017

Ep. 111: Brittani Noel is a Multiracial ctress and producer, known for Blue Movies (2009), American Mobster (2010) and Moon Creek Cemetery (2016).  Her mother is a White supermodel from Hungary.  Her dad is an African-American doctor.  For much of her adult life, Brittani struggled with questions of race and identity.  And, that struggle has been exacerbated by the entertainment industry, which seeks to pigeonhole actors and actresses by "type." 

As a result, Brittani created the short film, The Other, which is inspired by real-life events, and which explores the struggle of being in-between races. To learn more about the film go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theother/the-other

And, for more about Brittani, please go to: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2728015/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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