Once Upon A Live SXSW Episode (Feat. Nick Gaines)

Once upon a time, the good folks at SXSW invited a pair of exuberant, Extraordinary Negroes to Austin in order to record a live episode on their official Live Podcast Stage. So we hopped our Black asses on planes, trains, and automobiles in order to happily oblige. In front of a big ass audience, with our surprise guest Nick Gaines in tow, this is the episode we recorded. And because this moment wouldn't be possible without our faithful listeners, we felt is was only right to share this momentous occasion with each of you. So thanks again to SXSW for the once in a lifetime experience and to the good folks at TuneIn for holding us down during this event!

The Afterparty: "Get Out" (Feat. Fazia Khan)

After stinking up the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Jordan Peele attempts to redeem himself with his feature film directorial debut Get Out. And with so much to unpack in this movie, it was only fitting Jay invited the illustrious Fazia Khan along for the ride.

Hear everything else here.

Episode 19: A Love Supreme (Feat. Dr. Jeanine Staples and Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report)

In this episode, we chop it up with celebrated author, speaker, and educator Dr. Jeanine Staples and our extended family member Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report. We explore the impact that exposure to physical and emotional trauma has on women both in and outside of relationships, Jeanine's thoughts on the #HurtBae fiasco, as well as her suggestions on successfully dismantling patriarchy. Additionally, Alex can do without Ikea's Swedish Meatballs, Jay draws confidence from an unlikely source, and we have some very special announcements to make.

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Episode 18: All Hail The King (Feat. KING)

In this episode, we're joined by the divine trinity of songstress Amber Strother, vocalist Anita Bias, and keyboardist extraordinaire Paris Strother. Better known as 2017 Grammy nominees KING. We discuss the secret recipe of their lush sound, the integral role that The Purple One played in their careers, and how binging on Mario Kart keeps the creative juices flowing. Additionally, Alex has a vision of love, Jay will sleep when he's dead, and Memphis Bleek longs for the days of yore.

More KING: WebTwitter | Instagram | Facebook

Episode 17: A Very Extraordinary Live Episode (Feat. Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas & Jas Hands)

In this episode, we chop it up with our big homie Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas and Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report for a very special (and our very first) live episode. Immediately following our first live event, "A Very Extraordinary Watch Party" at Johnny Pistolas in Washington DC, we hopped on the mic and got busy for the culture. The event itself sold out, so shout to everyone who came through and showed us love.

And a special shoutout to our sponsors. May all your days be long, moisturized, and fulfilling: 

  • A.V. Perkins of AV Does What, for hooking us up with a few sets of her card game, University of Dope, the first card game dedicated to hip-hop culture. 
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  • Bolden USA, a brand built by Black women, dedicated to emboldening women to "confidently embrace their natural beauty" providing quality products that work well for women of color. They provided us with some beautiful products for our games and trivia at A Very Extraordinary Watch Party. 
That Butter Mint shea oil is legendary.

That Butter Mint shea oil is legendary.

  • The Royal Stitch by Melinda provides luxurious custom styled wigs to make every woman feel confident, beautiful, and unique. (Website coming soon!)
  • AMC Theatres, who made it rain movie tickets, and
  • The awesome person who made the open bar possible and chooses to remain anonymous.

972 dozen thousand thank yous.

And here are some pics from A very Extraordinary Watch Party (view them or on our Facebook page):

The Afterparty: "The New Edition Story (Part 1)"

On 12/15, we attended the world premiere screening and cast Q&A of "The New Edition Story" and recorded this episode immediately afterward. So in this episode, we discuss out thoughts, opinions, and reactions to Part 1 of "The New Edition Story", our experience watching this movie with Bobby Brown, BET executives, and the rest of the cast, and what we learned about New Edition by watching this movie.

Episode 16: Anatomy Lessons (feat. Jerrika Hinton of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy")

In this episode, we’re joined by actress Jerrika Hinton of ABC’s Grey's Anatomy. She dishes on what it's like to play Dr. Stephanie Edwards in the house that Shonda built, her experiences as a person of color in the entertainment industry, and what you can expect from this upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy. Additionally, Alex has a special place in his heart for Harriet Winslow, Jay ain't about that time travel life, and Bobby Brown’s fried chicken is magically delicious.