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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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Apr 24, 2016

Ep. 62: Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum loves to laugh.  She also loves purple.  She loves her husband, her family, her congregation (Shir Hadash -- http://www.shirmke.com/) and Milwaukee.  In fact, if you talk with Rabbi Berenbaum for more than 3 seconds, you will realize that she's filled with love, laughter, terrific listening skills, and, as she puts it "a love of text." 

Starting out as the only child of Black Southern Baptists (including a father who was blind), Rabbi Berenbaum slowly but surely found her true spiritual home in Judaism.  Along the way, she had a front seat at the intersection of race, racism and religion, giving her valuable insights into how different groups of people see the World and helping her develop and refine tremendous powers of empathy.

Listen, as Rabbi Berenbaum describes her own conversion to her childhood, her conversion to Judaism, her views on and personal experiences with racism, and her views and thoughts on the challenges facing Judaism in the 21st Century.

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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Apr 17, 2016

Ep. 61: Michelle Beller is a multiracial former Ironman Triathlete-turned-writer who is now pursuing work that is deeply personal. 

Her book The Trouble With Virginia is a historical novel based on the true story of Michelle's great-great grandmother, Virginia, who was the daughter of a prosperous White plantation owner and his common-law wife who was herself a multiracial slave. It is a captivating story.

In addition, Michelle is a vocal advocate for women's rights especially in the effort to end violence against women.  Listen as Michelle tells Alex how this issue and the issue of race are inextricably linked.

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/

 

Apr 10, 2016

Ep. 60:  Veda Stamps was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. In her late teens, she moved to Fresno, California where she attended Fresno State’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Veda spent time in Washington, DC where she served as a legislative aide and speech writer to Congressman Harold Ford, JR. Missing sunny California, she moved back to Fresno and created The Ramsay Group, LLC a community planning consulting firm.

She currently lives in Valencia, California with her husband, two daughters and three little dogs.

”Flexible Wings” is her first published novel, partly inspired by her daughter’s experience on a new neighborhood swim team.  It is a contemporary middle-grade novel which explores the lives of military children. The book delves into themes of sports, community, and volunteerism as a way to support families through difficult times. 

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/

Apr 3, 2016

Ep. 59: Mike Brown is a comic who grew up in Harlem, NY.  A Black man with Jamaican and Cuban roots, Mike has been taking the New York comedy scene by storm with his

He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest Stand Up competition presented by JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals (New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival), he’s appeared on TruTV, Oxygen, Bravo, E!, and Adult Swim.

Mike Brown regularly hosts/co-produces comedy shows throughout New York: BIG Pony Show FREE show Mondays at 8p on the Lower East Side (87 Ludlow St), Machine Gun Funk at New York Comedy Club, and COMEDY OUTLIERS a monthly standup comedy showcase featured in The New York Times, AM New York, Time Out NY, NY1, and NY Daily News. He also hosts the COMEDY OUTLIERS podcast available on iTunes.  He also is the creator and star of a new webseries called Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

Mike is married to a White woman from Australia, and on this episode of the podcast, he discusses with Alex what it's like to be a Black man in America as well as his thoughts and insights about visiting his in-laws in rural Australia.

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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