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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).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

Jun 5, 2016

Ep. 68: Ingrid Rogers ( 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: or visit him on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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