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The Afro Beets Podcast

The Afro Beets Podcast

By Afro Beets
The Afro Beets podcast is your source to garden to table content inspired by culture and soul. We use food as tool to explore the African diaspora and give you the knowledge on plants that will allow you to live your best life. Take a listen as I navigate life as a black vegan taking it one bite at a time.
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39: The Addictive Nature of Fake Foods (feat. Kimberly Renee)
Today a special guest in the building we have Kimberly Renee, the owner of the plant-based media and marketing consultancy Might Be Vegan, which is designed to help people around the world live a more healthful life by eating more plants. She’s also is the founder, of the national, direct-to-door hunger relief effort, Food Love. Which focuses on serving BIPOC and other historically marginalized communities in need of nutritious, plant-based foods to strengthen health outcomes and work towards greater food justice in the U.S.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Kimberley on their website. Check out the Kimberly Renee on Instagram.
48:51
March 19, 2021
38: Gardening Saved My Life (feat. Gardening and Beats)
Today's special guest in the building we have a garden coach with over ten years of growing experience. Kimani specializes in helping new gardeners in the (DMV) area make the connection to the land through organic and spiritual growth. Take a listen as we discuss how we can use gardening to take us out of a dark place. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Kimani on his website.  Check out the Gardening and Beats on Instagram.
51:11
February 19, 2021
37: Creating Black Authority in the Land (feat. Black in the Garden)
In this week's throwback episode, I review my sit down a sit down with Colah B as a guest on her podcast, Black in the Garden.  We talked about everything from the lack of black representation in travel shows, to what are some simple ways to eat a more plant-based plate.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Colah B on Instagram. Check out the Black in the Garden podcast.
47:40
February 7, 2021
36: Winning the Growing Season in the Winter
This week on the podcast I discuss the 5 garden projects I'm working on in the winter to get ready for the next growing season.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review.
15:02
January 30, 2021
35: Rhythms of the Land (feat. Dr. Gail P. Myers)
This week on the podcast, we have Dr. Gail P. Myers a cultural anthropologist who earned her Doctorate in Anthropology from Ohio State University. She is the Co-founder of Farms to Grow,  which is dedicated to working with Black farmers and underserved sustainable farmers around the country and bridging that gap between the generations. One of her projects I’m most excited about is the launch of the multimedia documentary project called Rhythms of the Land. This documentary honors the Black US farmers, sharecroppers, and gardeners to spotlight the connection between biological and cultural diversity connecting us to our roots, especially for our future farmers, and youth. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Dr. Myers on her website. Check out the trailer for Rhythms of the Land.
55:46
January 23, 2021
34: Sustainable Garden Life Practices (feat. Sustaining with Shana)
In this weeks episode, Shana talks with me about my journey as a vegan and how I plan to change the connection to the land for people of the African Diaspora and beyond. You can expect some great conversations about sustainability and how gardening can change you on a spiritual level.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Shana on her website. Take a listen to the Sustaining with Shana Apple Podcast.
45:54
January 17, 2021
33: The Best of the Afro Beets Podcast 2020
In this week's episode, we take a look at some of the best moments of 2020. This year was a whole trip, but we still managed to make it through. If you're just joining the podcast family make sure to check out last year's previous episodes so you never miss a beat! Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review.
16:52
January 8, 2021
32: Cultivating a New Path from Dropout to Teaching Grads (feat. William Padilla-Brown)
Today's special guests in the building is a disruptor in the mycology community, a permaculturalist entrepreneur, someone who really paved the way to modernize how we think about mushrooms. He's also an awesome musician who goes by the name "It's Cosmic", you can find his newest project "YOD" out on streaming platforms everywhere.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food? Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about William on Instagram. Take a listen to William's music on Spotify.
45:20
January 1, 2021
31: Aligning Faith with Whole Plant Foods (feat. Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living)
Today special guests in the building we have Co-Founders of Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living, Sersie and Gigi.  Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living is a 4-week course that combines faith and whole plant foods because God wants you to be healthy. In this program don’t expect your traditional churches Daniel Fast, this is something completely different. This is about the long-term in serving yourself spiritually, mentally, and physically. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode with The Afro Beets Podcast Community Group. Want to start growing your own food?  Sign up for our email list to receive a FREE at-home beginner growing checklist. Want to get the word out about the podcast? Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Leave a Rating and Review. Want to learn more about our guest? Get more information about Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living with Sersie and Gigi. Join the Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living community with us on Facebook. 
59:09
December 18, 2020
SEASON 2 is here.... Join the Conversation Live!
THE AFRO BEETS PODCAST IS BACK😎🎧/ We're kicking off Season 2 TODAY with an Instagram live takeover of the @washyouthgarden Join the conversation as we navigate the current state of the world through the lens of green spaces with horticulture therapy practitioner, seamstress and entrepreneur @_daroza If you can't make it, no worries this live interview will also be on the podcast✌🏾 I look forward to seeing you all on @washyouthgarden page today at 12:15 pm🙏🏾
01:32
June 26, 2020
29: The Distorted Truth of Black People in Nature
The same people that told you that your black is not beautiful are the same people who have intentionally disconnected you from the land. In this week's episode, we take a look at the true source of black people's trauma with the land, and how we can tap back into one of our greatest strengths once again.  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry Sign up for our mailing list 
12:57
May 15, 2020
28: Watering Woes and Wrestling Hose
In this week's episode, we talk about the problems when it comes to watering our plants. Once I truly understood how much to water, when to water, and these little tricks and tips I’m about to give you; I was really able to take my plant care to the next level. Watering may be the key to unlocking the great results you hope to get in your garden. So let's get into it! Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies!
10:20
May 1, 2020
27: My Garden Notes on Window Germination
In this week's episode, we get into the lessons and mistakes I learned while trying to germinate seeds in my window. When you don't have a ton of resources you have to learn quickly and use what you have. Here are the lessons to shorten your learning curve so that you are able to start the garden of your dreams.  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Download your FREE At-Home Container Growing Checklist
07:19
April 28, 2020
26: Growing Your Sense Of Abundance (feat. Engaged Ecology)
In this week's episode, I sit down with the Engaged Ecology crew to talk about abundance is the home despite the space you have to work with. We all have more than we can ever imagine realizing our dreams and potential, but the journey to reaching that potential starts within. Take a step back with us to meditate and truly see the opportunities that are meant for you when growing food in a small space.  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode #5 "Abundance" - Engaged Ecology Community Experiences 
23:20
April 17, 2020
25: Africa Is Within You (feat. Afro Veg)
On this week's podcast, we interviewed Chef Mari of Afro-Veg who specializes in scrumptious alkaline/African vegan platters and weekly meal prep. When she’s not slaying it in the kitchen she’s also a spiritual speaker leading women to live their best life through healing circles and providing the knowledge to help them reach their higher vibrations. Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies!
43:12
April 10, 2020
24: The Complex Food Culture of Afro-Latinos (feat. Coco Verde Vegan)
In this week's episode, we interview two Afro-Dominican chefs whose mission is to help make including vegan options into your diet easier, fun, and affordable all with a Latino twist. Through their business, Coco Verde Vegan, they make every meal count while not straying too far away from the flavors and roots they grew up with. Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Coco Verde Vegan Website  Coco Verde Vegan Instagram  Coco Verde Vegan Twitter Coco Verde Vegan LinkedIn 
38:02
April 4, 2020
23: Garden Refuge in Times of Pandemic
In this week's episode, we go over the things you need to think about before you sow your first seed of the spring during times of a pandemic. There's a crisis going on, and it may have taken us by surprise. But now is not the time to sit and reflect on what we didn't do. Now more than ever we have the time to set up our home growing systems that will provide value to ourselves and the community around us. Do you have what it takes to build a garden sanctuary among the chaos?  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies!
20:19
March 27, 2020
22: Vegan Basics to Surviving the Coronavirus
In the midst of the pandemic that is the coronavirus, I decided to sit down in the safety of my own home to do a little Q&A with the tribe. The same thing that caused the virus in the first place, is going to be the same thing that leads to our eventual salvation. In this episode, I go through questions that may get you thinking about how to get your body and home prepared for the worst.  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Vegan Soul Kitchen - Bryant Terry This Cheese is Nuts - Julie Piatt Black Girl Baking - Jerrelle Guy Sweet Potato Soul - Jenne Claiborne Listen on Your Favorite Platform (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
25:03
March 13, 2020
21: I Want to be Black as Hell (feat. The African Diaspora Alliance)
In this week's episode,  I sit down with Jasmine and Michael of The African Diaspora Alliance (ADA). ADA holistically connects descendants of Africa to the global African community through their international excursions, youth programs and workshops. In a world where we as a people are oppressed and killed based on our mere existence, it is more important now than ever to connect to our brothers and sisters of the diaspora. After really exploring where our roots and foundation really comes from, I think you'll be surprised to learn we are not as different as we appear. Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode The African Diaspora Alliance Website The African Diaspora Alliance Instagram Michael's Instagram  Listen on Your Favorite Platform (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
01:02:06
March 7, 2020
20: How to Make Vegetable-Based Meat Substitutes
In this week's episode, we discuss how to replace meat without relying on processed meat substitutes. With the surge of new "fake" meats hitting the market we need to take a step back and connect to the land with what we know to be true. Regardless of what you eat, plants are the foundation for a healthy and nutritious human experience.  Getting creative with vegetables really does change our food landscape for the better, and creates a new standard for what good food is. Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode 17 Mushroom Swaps Shouk How Beyond Meat is Made Sweet Potato Soul Chickpea Crab Cakes Rachel Ama Vegan Jerk Recipes  Chocolate Vegan Eggplant Lasagna Listen on Your Favorite Platform (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
16:54
February 28, 2020
19: Cape Verde Dinner Table (feat. cattsmeowww)
In this episode, I look back at the inaugural podcast segment Soul Food Sunday. A segment where I interview a guest from the African Diaspora and talk food. To me true soul food is a dish with a story and culture. My guess Cat and I talk about the brief history of the different Cape Verde islands, growing up in America racially ambiguous and how Cape Verdians throw down in the kitchen during celebrations.  Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
34:53
February 22, 2020
18: Building Plant-Based Environments (feat. Thee Plant Daddy)
Thee Plant Daddy's fascination with nature dates back to his childhood where he would build naturalistic enclosures for amphibians/reptiles and spend the majority of his time in nature learning as much as I could about the world around him. In a world where concrete jungles are increasingly prevalent, his aim is to assist in stimulating the instinctive desire that humans have for nature.  Tune in on this incredible throwback interview from the Edible Activist podcast hosted by Melissa L. Jones.  Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Edible Activist Podcast Thee Plant Shop Listen on Your Favorite Platform (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
34:26
February 14, 2020
17: Leaving Your Spices on the Table (feat. Vegan Feast by V)
In this week's episode, we travel down memory lane with the time I did a takeover on the Edible Activist Podcast hosted by Melissa L. Jones. In this episode with Chef V, we get into this amazing chef's Salvadorian roots, why she became vegan, sourcing local ingredients from black and brown vendors and the judgment that comes with switching to a plant-based lifestyle.   Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Edible Activist Podcast Vegan Feast by V Listen on Your Favorite Platform (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
41:57
February 7, 2020
16: Vegan Anniversary Throwback (feat. Big Jon)
As my 2-year vegan anniversary approaches I look back on the inaugural episode of "The Afro Beets Podcast" to see if my vision for this platform and inspiration to connect two communities still holds true. Take a listen and get some insight into the man behind the mic. Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
21:31
February 1, 2020
15: The Art of Plantrepreneurship (feat. Black in the Garden)
On this week's episode we sit down with Plantrepenuer, Growing Coach and Host of Black in the Garden Podcast, Colah B. We discuss topics such as lessons on starting a community garden, trauma for black people when it comes to the land and how to set your garden intentions for the New Year. Enjoy! In this Episode, We Discussed 10:25 Lessons of Failures in the Community Garden 19:15  Coaching Familiarity of the Land 21:25 Finding Your Niche in Agriculture 24:30  Black Trauma in the Garden 26:24  Fresh Tips for New Gardeners Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Black in the Garden Podcast Black in the Garden Instagram Snake Plant Sowing Seeds into the Midlands (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
41:12
January 24, 2020
14: The Best of The Afro Beets Podcast 2019
Happy New Year Y'all! We're back at it again with your favorite Afro-Vegan foodie and gardener to give you the rundown on living your best life through the power of plants. Take a listen as we reflect and review on the best lessons and moments of 2019 on The Afro Beets Podcast. In this Episode, We Discussed 1:53 Travel the World in Bliss 3:34 Growing by Any Means Necessary 05:13 Building on the Sholders of Giants 07:51 The Diversity and Similarities of our Food Culture 10:23 Taking Time to Laugh and Have Fun Rate,  Review, and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! Resources for the Episode Prioritizing Your Blissful Existence  Revitalizing Shared Land  Nourishing Your Spiritual Awakening  Championing Your Tribe  The Black Mecca of Veganism (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
12:31
January 17, 2020
13: Tiny Home, Big Garden (feat. Siri Lorece)
Siri Lorece is the host of the Kinda Hippie, Kinda Hood podcast with multiple hobbies and side hustles for days. When she's not on the stage singing or teaching others about the power of music around the world she is a gardener on her tiny home property in Los Angeles California. In this week's episode, we talk about making the most of the things that are important in life and sowing relationships that produces a harvest for years to come. Enjoy! In this Episode, We Discuss 07:15 - The Art in Cultivating the Land 11:53 - Tiny House Living 17:59 - Navigating a Garden Wherever You Go 20:00 - Living a Minimalist Life 00:00 - How a Friendly Gesture Turned Into a Forest of Collard Trees Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Sponsors and Advertisements  Eat for Beauty DC  To participate in their gratitude giveaway reach out to their team BEFORE NOVEMBER 26TH on Instagram at @eatforbeautydc and via email eatforbeautydc@gmail.com On Tuesday November 26th 2-4pm Eat for Beauty DC will be giving away Food and Lifestyle products directly to community members and organizations surrounding Secrets of Nature DC, a holistic health food center located in Ward 8, which experiences some of the most food insecurity in D.C. Resources for the Episode Tiny House Pics  What is Minimalism? Siri Lorece on Instagram Siri Lorece's Website (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).  
35:19
November 22, 2019
12: Leveling Up Your Wellness Mindset (feat. Ebeth Johnson)
Ebeth Johnson is a mindful eating & well-life mentor for women who are ready to live deliciously. She is a professional chef, plant-based culinary nutritionist, mindful eating coach, and media personality. In this weeks episode we get into how the health industry confuses us on purpose to make a profit and why generational sickness is not a genetic trait, but rather habits being passed down. If your mindset is holding you back from reaching your health goals then this is the episode for you. Enjoy! In this Episode, We Discuss 09:10 - Uncomplicate your health journey 11:30 - Overcoming the mental block of your health 16:05 - How to cure generational sickness and curses 27:24 - Maximizing your movement in small spaces 32:04 - How to address gut issues with optimal digestion Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Sponsors and Advertisements Eat for Beauty DC - To participate in their gratitude giveaway reach out to their team BEFORE NOVEMBER 26TH on Instagram at @eatforbeautydc and via email eatforbeautydc@gmail.com On Tuesday November 26th 2-4pm Eat for Beauty DC will be giving away Food and Lifestyle products directly to community members and organizations surrounding Secrets of Nature DC, a holistic health food center located in Ward 8, which experiences some of the most food insecurity in D.C. Resources for the Episode Level Up - Ciara Beach Body Workout Chef Ebeth's Website Chef Ebeth on Instagram (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
45:26
November 16, 2019
11: Revitalizing Shared Land (feat. No Animal Grill)
The city of LA is no stranger to unequal opportunities for communities of color to get the food they need. That's why we need people like Marques paving the way for future generations to take ownership of the land. Driven by the possibility of a natural disaster and the end of the world Marques steps up by sowing the seeds of chance one meal and plant at a time. Learn more about his story in this week's episode.  In this Episode, We Discuss 02:25 - The Journey of a OG Vegan 05:45 - Navigating the Food Deserts of LA 10:30 - Preparing for the End of the World 22:12 - Limiting food waste thru preservation 26:48 - The power of a front Yard Garden Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode No Animal Grill Marques Twitter  YouTube - Fermenting (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
33:04
November 8, 2019
10: Embracing Your Alter Ego (feat. Don Soiree)
Is our ego just an extension of our true selves? Our light is constantly being dimmed by the world around us, but not if this week's guest has anything to say about it. We have the most aesthetically gifted athlete, Don Soiree,  to talk about topics such as his Congolese heritage and the biggest cultural differences between Blacks v.s. African immigrants in the US. Stay tuned! In this Episode, We Discuss 04:55 - How the Congolese differ from other African people 07:45 - Traditional Congolese foods  21:11 - The Cultural Difference between African Americans v.s African Immigrants 31:20 - How to take advantage of your alter ego in everyday life 38:15 - Tips to have success in the gym Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review and share this episode. Also, leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode FuFu Don Soiree Instagram Party of Won Instagram (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
47:41
November 2, 2019
9: The Black Mecca of Veganism (feat. Vegan Batch)
Today’s special guests in the building are La’Daysha & Regine the ladies of Vegan Batch. You may know them from their hilarious YouTube show where they review vegan products, do food challenges, interview special guests and share their vegan journey with their audience. When they're not killing it at the social media game they're also running their joint venture called Cosmic cookies, where they serve these giant cookies that just look OUT OF THIS WORLD. In this episode we dive deep into the Black Mecca for veganism that is Atlanta, entrepreneurship and much more.  In this Episode, We Discuss 02:45 - The Origins of Vegan Batch 08:00 - Not Looking like the Ideal Vegan 15:00 - Black Vegans claiming their Space 21:04 - Balling on a budget with a plant-based diet 31:25 - Advice on how to maintain a business partnership Rate, Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review and share this episode on iTunes. Also, leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode Vegan Batch on YouTube  Cosmic Cookies ATL  Sweet Soul Vegetarian Listen to this episode on you favorite streaming service (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
40:09
October 28, 2019
8: Championing Your Tribe (feat. Garden of Afruika)
Today's special guest Eyram, owns a plant-based Afro-Caribbean pop-up restaurant in the UK called Garden of Afruika . Thru his business and platform, he teaches his customers how to eat healthier alternatives and understand the environmental impacts of a plant-based diet, while still embracing his Ghanaian and Dominican heritage. In this Episode, We Discuss 2:45 Ghanianian and Dominica Heritage  4:11 The Inspiration to start a Plant-Based Business 13:13 Why the UK is more afro-centric than the US 16:35 Building a tribe of supporters in your entrepreneurship journey 22:50 Mental obstacles of entrepreneurship Rate, Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review and share this episode. Also, leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode 25:17 Highlife Music 25:21 Music Suggestions: Fela Kuti, Kofi Stone 26:45 Music Video Appearance  30:30 Chaka Bars (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
39:08
September 15, 2019
7: Prioritizing Your Blissful Existence (feat. BlissfulsPerspective)
I had the pleasure of interviewing UK Afro-Vegan, Chef Bliss.  We talked about her vegan journey and how her Jamaican and Bajan heritage influences the food she creates at Blissful Kitchen. We also dive deep into topics such as race relations in the UK vs the US, how to solo travel as a woman, and why she doesn't subscribe to the label "feminist". Stay tuned! In this Episode, We Discuss 03:07  The Origins of Chef Bliss 14:41    Getting your bag thru Modeling   19:38  Solo Travel Tips as a Woman 27:15   Not Subscribing to the Title of Feminist 33:07  Race relations in the UK vs US 37:35  Rapid Fire Questions Rate, Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a  review  and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode 30:50 Jamaican Poet Mutabaruka 31:29  Rich Dad Poor Dad 32:32 Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
42:25
September 8, 2019
6: Nourishing Your Spiritual Awakening (feat. Kid and Fro)
From becoming a viral model sensation who has been featured on the platforms of: Afro Punk,  Essence, and Blavity; to making a killing selling vegan soul food plates at Stony Brook University, Kid and Fro is a phenomenon. The Brooklyn native breaks it down on this week episode of the podcast with topics like: growing up in a Nigerian household, the misogyny of the Black Panthers and the struggles of being apart of the African Diaspora. Kid teaches us that self-love is the best love and that exploration of self can be the greatest gift of all.  In this Episode, We Discuss 02:50 - The Origins of Kid and Fro 10:20 -  The Afro-Diaspora Struggle 12:58 -  The Misogyny of the Black Panther Party 15:45 -  Growing up in a Nigerian Household 19:12 -   Self-Care as a Entrepreneur and Person of Color 25:05 - The Meaning of Afro-Veganism 34:15  - The Art Behind African Heritage  40:00 - Finding Independence and Dealing with Homelessness 47:30 - Rapid Fire Questions Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. Resources for the Episode Dope People to Check Out: Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Janelle Monae, Jame Baldwin, Dr. Sebi, Dick Gregory, Rico Nasty, Bri Steves  Books mentioned: Seize the Time , Medical Apartheid, Afro Vegan One of Kid and Fro's First Viral Pic The Health and Psyche of the Negro American Vegan Soul Food - Pintrest Board  The Green Belt Movement  Revenge of the Dreamers III (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
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July 25, 2019
5: Saying Bye to Non-Vegan Relationships (feat. ByFelicia)
Vegan relationships can be tough. It’s one thing when your parents and friends make rabbit jokes but what happens when it’s your significant other? Take a listen to this raw exchange I had with Felicia aka By Felicia from YouTube. Make sure to check out her podcast The Vegan Inquisition for amazing content like this episode on the woes of being a black vegan. The audio is a little rough, so I apologize ahead of time. I just thought the content was too good to pass up. Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
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March 30, 2019
3: Edible Activist Podcast Interview (feat. Afro Beets)
This weeks episode is my interview with the Edible Activist Podcast. I have some great podcast segments coming down the line but until then learn about the origin of Afro Beets, garden tips and what really made me go vegan.  Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
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March 13, 2019
2: Fresh Aesthetic Podcast Interview (feat. Afro Beets)
This week is a little bit different. I wanted to give you guys a taste of the origins of Afro Beets and some valuable content regarding culture. Make sure you check out Fresh Aesthetic on Instagram and Anchor. Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a review on iTunes and share this episode. Also leave your social media handle in the review so we can shout you out. (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
35:30
October 13, 2018
1: Beyonceism (feat. Big Jon)
BEYONCEISM In the inaugural episode of The Afro Beets Podcast, I have a sit down with my little brother Big Jon to talk about my transition to the vegan lifestyle, our upbringing and what Beyonce has to do with the vegan movement.  Rate,  Review and Share Like this show? Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Share this episode with your fellow gardeners and foodies! (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe in Apple Podcast) (Subscribe in Spotify) (Subscribe in Anchor) (Subscribe in Cast Box).
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January 8, 2018