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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 5-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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Oct 26, 2015

Ep. 36: Shannon Luders-Manuel is a writer who wrote her masters thesis on the rhetorical implications of the "tragic mulatta" genre.  She is currently working on a memoir, which was featured at the 2014 Mixed Remixed Festival (the nation's premiere cultural arts festival celebrating stories of the Mixed experience, multiracial and multicultural families and individuals through films, books and performance), about taking care of her father at the end of life and how her experiences with him growing up helped shape her identity. 

Shannon has written about recent events surrounding relations between Black America and the Police and events relating to Black Lives Matter, including her recent article on the website For Harriet, which you can see here: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/08/what-it-means-to-be-mixed-race-during.html#axzz3pSEtw3xk.  That article has gone "viral" and has led dozens of biracial strangers to thank Shannon for speaking their truths.

For more on Shannon, please visit her at: https://shannonludersmanuel.wordpress.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)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
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Oct 18, 2015

Ep. 35:  Seventeen years ago, Michelle Breyer channeled her lifelong struggle with her curly hair into NaturallyCurly.com – a hobby she worked on in her spare time with two curly friends. NaturallyCurly blossomed from a 1998 hobby into a full-blown business including 5 different brands under the TextureMedia brand name today. TextureMedia was acquired in August 2015 by Ultra/Standard, an industry leader in multicultural hair care and beauty distribution, and Michelle is actively involved leading Business Development for the company. What started as a sideline to provide a place for curly girls like herself to get support and education has grown into TextureMedia (http://www.texturemediallc.com/), the largest social platform for hair. Michelle has shared her message of empowerment with other female entrepreneurs, inspiring them to channel their own passions into successful careers. And whether it be taking pictures of a fellow curly on a street or responding to an email from a young girl struggling with her hair, Michelle has worked to spread a message of curl pride and self-acceptance to everyone she meets.

Listen, as Michelle describes her own personal struggles with her textured hair and how that led her inexorably to create an online community and brand, visited by millions each month, that provides hair care tips and support for consumers and hair care professionals alike, as well as product reviews, merchandise offers, and a safe space for those looking to provide or obtain important information about care and management of textured hair.

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)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 11, 2015

Ep. 34: Keesha Beckford is a former dancer, who turned to writing as her creative outlet when she became a mom.  It has turned into a successful second career as the creator and writer behind Mom's New Stage, a blog about Keesha's own multiracial family, featuring herself (an African-American woman), her husband (a White man), and their two terrific kids (a biracial boy and girl who are starting to experience and understand the complex issues of race and racism).  Check it out here: http://www.momsnewstage.com/p/about.html

Listen, as Keesha describes her journey from Queen, New York to Princeton University to dance as a profession to becoming a mom and the journey that took her and her family from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chicago, where they are now the Obamas' neighbors. 

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)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 4, 2015

Ep. 33: Leighann Lord is a very funny lady (http://www.veryfunnylady.com/).  A comic from New York, with West Indian roots, she's also a writer and the author of Dict Jokes, a book about what the World would be like if words meant what they sounded like. (https://squareup.com/market/veryfunnylady/leighann-lord-s-dict-jokes-volume-one?square_lead=item_embed).  She's also the cohost of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (http://www.veryfunnylady.com/startalk).  And, Leighann, who is Black, used to be in an interracial marriage.

Listen as Leighann talks with Alex about her race and interracial relationships, her career in comedy, and what it's like to cohost a show with the World's most famous astrophysicist.

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)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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