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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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Jun 26, 2016

Ep. 71 - Barbara Savage is a woman of many hats (and talents).  A multiracial (Black and Indian) woman who converted to Judaism as an adult, Barbara has myriad interests and talents.  She's been a LA Raiders cheerleader, worked as a private investigator, and now she's a contestant on FOX's "Master Chef." 

Along the way, given her multiracial heritage and Jewish faith, she's had an interesting vantage point from which to observe society and participate in her community.  Listen as she talks about all this and about her dad's very interesting career.

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 19, 2016

Ep. 70: Michelle Maltais serves as deputy director of audience engagement. Since she joined the Los Angeles Times in 1997 as a copy editor, Michelle has gone where no one has gone before. (Yes, she’s a bit of a “Star Trek” nerd as well.) She served as the newsroom’s first broadcast producer and interactive video executive producer, in addition to occasionally writing on a variety of topics including technology and family. In her off time, Michelle geeks out on grammar, sci-fi and movie minutiae.

Listen as Michelle discusses her Jamaican roots (her mother was a first-generation Jamaican immigrant), growing up multiracial, her decision to become a journalist, and life, now, as a multiracial family mom.

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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Jun 12, 2016

Ep. 69: Delia Douglas is proud to be Black, White and Native (Choctaw). She was born in North Hollywood California. Her parents were the first interracial couple to marry and move in to the North Hollywood neighborhood now known as the NoHo Arts District. Well after the Loving vs. Virginia ruling, the year was 1972 and the Southern California Suburb probably considered itself to be rather open-minded because there were a lot "studio" people living there however we are told that local residents had taken up a petition to prohibit her parents from moving in to the neighborhood. By the time she and her brother arrived those same neighbors had a change of heart and were happily delivering gifts, flower bouquets, and baked goods as a warm welcome to the expanding
family.


As a multiracial woman and mother to a multiracial child, Delia feels it’s important that
we share as much about our own culture as possible and that we teach our kids to embrace and celebrate all that they are. 

Delia is grateful that this new generation of multiracial children have literature and tools to help them in celebrating their own heritage; a heritage unique from being identified solely as any one background, but instead by any of the many ethnic and racial backgrounds that make up the multiracial community, then and today.

Delia Douglas is the Owner of DDHPR, a boutique public relations firm catering to an eclectic roster of fashion, beauty, multicultural, curve, non-profit and artist clients. Passionate about diversity, Delia is a board member of Multiracial Americans of Southern California and co-founder of Multiculti Corner, a culturally diverse community of multiracial people and families for social, educational, and celebratory news and events. An advocate for positive body image messaging within the media, Delia is the US Ambassador for Slink Magazine, UK's premiere print plus-size fashion and lifestyle magazine. A California native, Delia, her husband, and their 4 year old daughter reside in Venice, CA most commonly referred to as "Venice Beach: Where Art Meets Crime." Catch up with Delia and her family on Instagram @heartandsol and her business @ddhpr

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/

Jun 5, 2016

Ep. 68: Ingrid Rogers (http://www.theingridrogers.com/index.html) was born to Jamaican parents in Toronto, Canada and spent the first 9 years of her life in Jamaica.  She was a big fan of the tropical lifestyle and the year-round warmth.  And then… she moved back to Toronto, having never before owned a winter jacket or seen snow and yet finding herself in the middle of a winter that lasted what seemed like ten months! It was during this time inside thawing out that she became interested in the arts.

When she was in high school, the acting bug bit after her theatre arts class wrote a piece called “Syanova” based on a newspaper clipping that their teacher found about Apartheid.

After a short detour to the University of Toronto to study business, she found her way to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. For the next 3 years, she immersed herself in everything from Bette Davis to Commedia dell’arte. 

Two months after leaving AADA, she landed the role of Taylor Roxbury Cannon on “All My Children."  One year into that role, she got the role of Steffie in “Carlito’s Way” opposite Al Pacino and Sean Penn! 

Through the years, she's had the good fortune of working with wonderfully acclaimed directors, including: Brian DePalma, Joel Schumacher and Woody Allen.  And she's worked with such esteemed actors as Pacino, Penn, Benjamin Bratt, Jon Cryer, Ray Liotta and Tom Cavanagh.  She's also done countless commercials. If you haven’t fast forwarded through the commercials, in the past few years you may have seen her in ads for everything from Diet Coke with Heidi Klum, to Home Depot, Xerox, Old Navy, Fidelity and McDonald’s to name a few.

In 1999, she became a mom and entered into the world of multiracial parenting.  And, in 2002, she met her husband (at Whole Foods, having walked in for a salad and walked out with a family).

Listen as Ingrid describes her childhood, her career, her life as a parent and spouse, and her hopes and aspirations for the future (as well as who she'd choose if she got a choice to date Barack Obama or Justin Trudeau!).

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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