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Bagels and Plantains

Bagels and Plantains

By Christina and Deidra
Bagels & Plantains is a catch-up with your favorite melanated coworkers. Join our weekly kiki sessions where we devour career, carbs, and culture. Meet us at the intersection of being black, brown, doing the most and hungry.
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19: Getting Schooled - Education, Affirmative Action, & The Workings of Integrated but Unequal w/ Dr. Amaka Okechukwu
Amaka Okechukwu (PhD, NYU) is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at George Mason University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar engaged in research on social movements, race, community studies, and Black archives. Her work has appeared in Research in Conflicts, Social Movements, and Change and in The Sociology Project: Race and Ethnicity. We dive into Amaka’s new book: To Fulfill These Rights: Political Contention Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions in Public Universities (Columbia University Press). Pre-Order here Her work explores and offers insight into: How do social movements emerge in relationship to changing ideas and practices of racial justice? How has social policy developed in response to the demands of social movements? How do identities like race, class, and gender function in the development of social movement collective identity and strategy? We get into.... The art of ‘air hustling’ The underground Oakland hip-hop scene Educated while black, brown, and female WATCH! This is life: by Ava DuVernay: "A rich narrative of praise, clarification, brother-and-sisterhood and the birth of cool.” - LOS ANGELES TIMES Where we are, where we’re headed, and how we all can make education accessible and a top priority The intersectionality of oppression -- beyond affirmative action READ!  The Privileged Poor How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students How to help the youth thrive in PWI (predominantly white institutions) beyond And much, much more…..THIS IS THE FINALE (FIRE!!!)... Check for Dr. Amaka Okechukwu on twitter: @PhdAmaka And her Website: amakaokechukwu.com **HEY...have 3 mins? Take our ISSA VIBE listener survey. Help us make season 3 YOUR bop!**
55:01
December 11, 2019
Bonus: Chris & Dee Reunited + Season 3 Sneak Peek
Thank you so much for all the love. And support. And for tuning in. We appreciate you. See below for all that stuff we said we'd deliver :) Links to a few of our past guest Black Friday deals (including Gabes NYT's rated show)--- AYYYYYY!  (follow us and all our past guests for all the plugs) Our Cannabis queens got stocking 'stuffers', icecream that will put those nosy q's on freeze and their last event of 2019 here check it out! OEMI’s gift to you! Want to try all the clean, delicious hair care that is Oemi? Enter “B&PPOD” @ checkout to save 15% off your first order. Check out !Guaracha! & Gabe in Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater ---> The NYT review & Details to buy your tix until 12/15/19 It's the holidays and nothing says holiday like boundary crossing -- Don't worry Bunny from episode 14 got you covered. Boundary Werk! When you're done with those personal boundaries you gonna need a budget -- like yesterday. Get it together w/ your financial fitness trainer! Book a consultation, https://financialgym.com/schedule-free-consult, with the Financial Gym, and get 15% off your membership for a year by name dropping "Episode 6 Bagels & Plantains Podcast" --- ASK FOR TAI WiGGins :)  Oh and get in tune with your chakras and gift yourself (FOR FREE) the gift of self-awareness. Get your free human design here Visit Arizona (i guess....LOL)  Don't forget to give us that feedback so we can bring you everything your doing-the-most soul needs: Take the survey here --> https://forms.gle/ttg5kiugJiSBfBAY9 Wanna sound off-off? Leave us some love? Or ask us a question about a recent episode?  Do it here: https://anchor.fm/bagelsandplantains/message MUCH LOVE XOXO - Christina & Deidra
41:49
November 27, 2019
18: Renaissance Rob, Masculinity & Words on White w/ Robert Newman III
Our guest for episode #18 is our boy Robert “Rob” Newman. Rob is a 2014 Morehouse College graduate, Alpha, and Artist from Arkansas now Harlem transplant kicking down all creative doors -- pulling up seats for his friends all over NYC.  Rob is an AVP @ the Neuberger Berman finance firm by day. And exploring career and outreach through art whenever he can: the art of work-life balance #worklifeblend. His works and exhibitions include Words on White, Summer of 2016 & Silent Renaissance, an active experience.  With Deidra & Christina, Rob explores: Greek life The Morehouse College experience The Finance culture paradigm Business as usual Financial Literacy Black masculinity Work-life balance #worklifeblend Words on White Silent Renaissance Black Lives Matter Whiskey Agitation Just do it Calling out Black Life Imitating Art v. Art Imitating Life For all things Rob Newman visit:  @WordsOnWhiteMovement; @rxbart; @SilentRenaissance Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode of the black, brown, and multifaceted excellence. Get the vibes that keeps all of us thriving, hydrated, and suckafree (LOL). Leave us a review on iTunes or drop a little of that coin into the support bucket at Patreon http://bit.ly/bnpsupport so we can keep bringing the latest and greatest.
50:46
November 20, 2019
17: LIKE EATING CLEAN, BUT FOR YOUR HAIR - Oemi, Curls & Mentorship w/ Allison Shimamoto
In 2011 Founder and Creator of Oemi, Allison Shimamoto went natural. Taking the leap was a no brainer. Finding products that worked for her type 4 coils was the challenge. Most natural hair curly products are designed to ‘work’ with all curl patterns. But those products left her type 4 coils dry, flat, and rigid. Fed up with the so-called natural products on the shelves, Allison made her own natural products at home. Perfecting her natural hair care craft for over 7 years then bringing Oemi it to the world. A unicorn product for all those rocking the type 4 curls.  Allison took her passion for Type 4 curlies, what the food industry does for clean eating, and transforms natural hair care with her brand Oemi. A product so natural (and delicious) you can eat it (just don’t)! Shoot...you can even slather it on your skin. We love a good 2 for 1. With Allison we talk: Side hustling  Branding for the culture The science of the curl and textured hair Oemi , the brand, the myth, the living legend Importance of having people up, down, and sideways that believe in you PLUS Traveling while curly Juggling all the things The state of PoC hair care And what’s next for Oemi & Allison OEMI’s gift to you! Want to try all the clean, delicious hair care that is Oemi? We have a promo code just for you: Enter “B&PPOD” @ checkout to save 15% off your first order. Use it and grab their newest hair #goals kits: - NEW Oemi Starter Kit for folks to test a 2oz butter of their choice and tea rinse sachet - NEW Yokai Tea Rinse + Root Detox Kit with a full size tea,  muslin tea bags, wooden spoon and 2 tea bottles - Or the classics like DAY 1 READY TO WEAR HAIR with CUPUAÇU + KOKUM CREAM (A MUST!) Thank you so much to Allison for the gem drops, the discount plug, and her generosity!
45:30
November 13, 2019
16: To Know Them is to Love Them - Race Women Project w/ Maya Millett pt.2
Pivot! Maya Millett talks about her new project, Race Women and the stories we're not hearing in the history books (or seeing on the screen).  Join us as we peel back the onion that is black women in history on episode 16, pt. 2 w/ Maya Millett "For five years Maya Millet was the senior and later executive book editor at StoryCorps, the national oral history organization featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Maya worked on three StoryCorps books: All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps (2012), Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from StoryCorps (2013), and Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (2016). These anthologies, celebrating the lives of everyday people, were published-published (The Penguin Press) and went on to become New York Times bestsellers. Maya also served as the executive producer of StoryCorps Animation, producing nearly 20 animated short films based on StoryCorps broadcasts, for which her team earned the Peabody and Columbia-duPont awards, and two News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations..." See Maya @ The Well-Read Black Girl Fest in Brooklyn, St Francis College, November 2nd Find Maya @: https://www.mayamillett.com/ About Race Women: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/black-feminists-race-women/ Follow Race Women & Maya on the Gram: https://www.instagram.com/race_women/ StoryCorps: https://storycorps.org/
49:05
October 30, 2019
15: From Idea 2 Launch - What it takes to Launch Your Biz w/ Launch Strategist Mai-Kee Tsang
Mai-kee Tsang is a Launch Strategist, Conversion Copywriter, Speaker & Coach (add Podcaster to the list) who helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs to discover their Brand DNA in order to launch their signature courses. As a Launch Strategist, she’s at the front lines during course launches from start to finish. To date, she has worked on multiple 5 figure launches with Tim Han, #1 Amazon Bestseller and Founder of Success Insider, Pete Scott, Founder of the Sales Pro Academy and Sebastian Bates, #1 Amazon Bestseller and Founder of the Warrior Academy, and many more." We explore: The Launch ‘Runway’ What is a Launch Strategist? Who’s Launching & Why? Research is your friend Quantum Leaps Investing in yourself Coaching The Universe has your back Hurdles & Blessings Getting Dirty Being BBC (and no not the UK TV network) British Baking Show (sort of) RICE -- lots of rice (inside joke -- you’ll just have to listen) Want to work with, listen to, or follow Mai Kee Tsang? Here’s where to find her: The Quiet Rebels Podcast: https://maikeetsang.com/podcast/ Ready to Launch? Listen to this first  https://maikeetsang.com/podcast/007/ Ready, ready? Book Mai Kee here https://maikeetsang.com/launching/ Follow Mai Kee on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/maikeetsang/
01:00:02
October 23, 2019
14: Return of the Mack - Anti Oppression Work & Art w/ Bunny Mckensie Mack
An amazing virtual sitdown steeped in learning, unlearning and deep introspection -- while finding our own footing in anti-oppression work and communication we sit down with the brilliant, multifaceted creative, and anti-oppression consultant Bunny McKensie Mack "Bunny McKensie Mack (pronouns: they/them/their) is an anti-oppression consultant, coach, facilitator, and the creator and founder of Boundary Work™ and Radical Copy™. As a former Executive Director of Art + Feminism, one of the largest social justice projects on Wikipedia, they led a global team of organizers working to correct skewed and biased content about marginalized communities on the internet. Bunny holds two linguistics degrees from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing a double Master's degree in Anthropology and Sociology. For over 5 years, they’ve consulted with some of the largest for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop cultures of accountability that dismantle racism and gender inequity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels. Their work has been featured in NowThis News, Refinery29, The Guardian, Artsy, Afropunk, The New York Times, Pop Sugar, It Gets Better, Artsy, ArtNews, Wear Your Voice, Bubblegum Club, and  El País." You can find and work with Bunny at all of the following: The Boundary Work Mastermind™  Website: mckensiemack.com Instagram: instagram.com/mckensiemack Facebook: facebook.com/mckensiemack Radical Copy: https://www.mckensiemack.com/radical-copy Subscribe to her Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2PyUIcI
59:36
October 16, 2019
13: BRCA What? BRCA Who? What No One Tells You About Cancer & Genetic Counseling w/ BRCA Advocate Erika Stallings
Erika Stallings is an attorney, writer and BRCA awareness advocate. In June 2014, she discovered she carried the BRCA2 gene mutation, a hereditary cancer mutation that causes up to an 85% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (and other cancers too). Just six months later she underwent a preventative double mastectomy -- at an age where most are just starting to come into their own. Erika’s eye-opening experience and research led her to become an advocate for other young women facing the same fate, particularly black women who are underserved by genetic counseling and testing. She has spoken about her experience with BRCA and the many biases at the healthcare level. Her message and mission have appeared in major publications such as Jezebel, Huffington Post, New York Magazine’s The Cut and O Magazine. She also serves as the founding co-chair of the Young Leadership Council for the Basser Center for BRCA. You can find her on twitter @quidditch424 or all the fabulous publishings below. If you or a loved one has been touched by Cancer, healthcare bias, or if you’re considering BRCA genetic counseling don’t hesitate to reach out to Erika for q’s and a’s here:  http://erikastallings.com/contact-me/ Learn more about BRCA & Erika’s story here: https://www.thecut.com/2018/03/relearning-how-to-date-after-my-double-mastectomy.html https://jezebel.com/what-no-one-tells-you-about-your-brca-mutation-1647240915 https://www.huffpost.com/author/erika-stallings http://www.oprah.com/health_wellness/the-article-that-could-help-save-black-womens-lives https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hereditary-cancer-and-genetic-counseling-what-do-black-women-need-to-know-tickets-46069653574 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ85pX-yxV8&t=1s
38:39
October 9, 2019
12: Because Impostor Syndrome - How to embrace your worth & self-doubt w/ Emee Estacio
Impostor or Imposter? The jury's still out but did you know 70% of people will or have experienced the dream crusher that is Imposter Syndrome in their lifetimes? The other 30% are str8 unicorns. Imposter Syndrome is hot, but is it real? On Episode 12 Emee Vida Estacio shows just how real it is.  We chat with Emee about what Imposter Syndrome is, how to detect it, and how you can manage it effectively so you can stop op blocking yourself and flourish with confidence at work and in life. Emee is a chartered psychologist and Founder of the PAME Code. Her passion is to help people embrace their true worth, so they can live happy and fulfilling lives. Throughout her academic, coaching, and research career, she has worked closely with individuals and communities to unlock their full potential using simple and easy to apply methods for limitless success in life. She is the #1 best-selling author of the "Psychology in Your Life" book series, including titles such as "The Imposter Syndrome Remedy", "Change Your Life for Good", and "Fear is Not My Enemy". She is also now helping aspiring authors fulfill their lifelong ambition to write and publish their own books with her flagship course, "Self-Publishing Made Simple". Emee's books are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes Audiobooks: http://thepamecode.com/audiobook Print and Kindle versions: http://thepamecode.com/book-store/ Want to write a book? Self-publishing made simple: https://selfpublishingmadesimple.thinkific.com Connect with Emee: Website: http://thepamecode.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.E.V.Estacio Facebook Group: http://thepamecode.com/facebook-group LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emeevida/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emee_estacio/ YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/dremeeyoutube
46:48
October 2, 2019
10: Telling Our Stories & BTS of Race Women w/ Maya Millett - Part 1
For five years Maya Millett was the senior and later executive book editor at StoryCorps, the national oral history organization featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Maya worked on three StoryCorps books: All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps (2012), Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from StoryCorps (2013), and Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (2016). These anthologies, celebrating the lives of everyday people, were published-published (The Penguin Press) and went on to become New York Times bestsellers.  Maya also served as the executive producer of StoryCorps Animation, producing nearly 20 animated short films based on StoryCorps broadcasts, for which her team earned the Peabody and Columbia-duPont awards, and two News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations. These days Maya is booked and busy as a freelance writer, editor, and producer of gripping, real-life stories and working on an anthology of her own, Race Women: A project honoring our earliest Black feminist foremothers.  Join us for part 1 of the tea Maya spills about her time in the wondrous world of black media, Martin Luther King living his best life in Aruba, Harlem furs, our feminist sisters from the past & her journey to thriving and becoming a celebrated creative. Find Maya @: https://www.mayamillett.com/ About Race Women: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/black-feminists-race-women/ Follow Race Women & Maya on the Gram: https://www.instagram.com/race_women/ StoryCorps: https://storycorps.org/ Thank you as always for tuning into Bagels & Plantains. You could be anywhere on the internet but you're here with us. If you like what we’re kicking in your ear and want to know more about upcoming guests, events, and BTS follow us on the gram @bagelsandplantains. If you want to show us, even more, love then don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or drop a little of that coin into the support bucket on Patreon http://bit.ly/bnpsupport so we can keep bringing you all the brown and black magic you love, keep the lights on and our amazing team booked and busy.
46:02
September 25, 2019
9. The Power of The D: Acting & Activism w/ Gabe D. Hernandez
From Yale undergrad to teacher, from Craiglist freelance maestro to off-broadway actor/writer/producer, Gabe D. Hernandez (if that’s his real name) has done it all. Gabe sits down with Deidra & Christina to talk about his debut one-man show Quarter Rican, new age fatherhood, and how some of his darkest moments led him to see the light and just how much his community had his back. And how he planned to honor them with his art. Join us for episode #9 and get into the 'Power of the D' and much more... Quarter Rican Yale Burlesque Craigslist “Etc.” Section Milo & Otis - Dog & Cat, Friends to the End Jersey Guilt The Puerto Rican Theater HOSTOS College Pregones Theater Alvin & Rose Alba Bud Study (you read that right) Off-Broadway The Marches Jose Mercer, Director Private School Politics Plymouth Rock Gabo Lugo, Producer Rhyming Mixed Race Identity Thank you as always for tuning into Bagels & Plantains. You could be anywhere on the internet but you're here with us. If you like what we’re kicking in your ear and want to know more about upcoming guests, events, and BTS follow us on the gram @bagelsandplantains. If you want to show us, even more, love then don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or drop a little of that coin into the support bucket on Patreon http://bit.ly/bnpsupport so we can keep bringing you all the brown and black magic you love, keep the lights on and our amazing team booked and busy.
48:39
September 22, 2019
8: The Closer - Good Time Recap, GOT sigh & What's next!?!
NO SPOILERS..sort of... What else do we want our listeners to know? They're kind, smart, beautiful, and appreciated. SUMMER IS HERE!  SPRING?! Some type of warm weather is upon us and we're taking this time to relax, relate, and release. Thank you to all our guests. Thank you to all our listeners. Thank you Arya Stark. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Special shout out to @mrfaceyourfears & the wake up great podcast, @peachykee_ny and her travel swag, and @tai.nyc of the Financial Gym.  Mucho besos to the ladies @ higherdining.com & sietefoods.com for holding down the party fort. For a list of all the B&P subscriber perks this season see below. HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER! We will be back to spit some bars.... SEASON 2 IS ON THE WAY!!!!! FINANCIAL GYM - Mention B&P Episode 6 and get a 15% your Financial Bestie membership www.financialgym.com MISFITS - Misfits Market PROMO LINK for 25% of your first box - http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/christinatorres  ALL YOUR PHOTO AND VISUAL ART NEEDS HOLLA @ https://linktr.ee/mrfaceyourfears
38:06
May 8, 2019
7: High Hopes For A Living - The Queens of Higher Dining
Episode 7:  Higher Hopes For A Living - The Queens of Higher Dining We talk to the ladies of HD to get a deeper understanding of the Higher Dining experience, what it means for the new and old generation of bud enthusiast; how they're changing the game of finer dining, gritty NYC aesthetic, and cannabis as a lifestyle, as well as healing mechanism. If you'd love to book them for your next event or purchase their tantalizing, aromatic house wears visit:  https://www.instagram.com/higherdining/  or  https://www.higherdining.com/  CAN'T WAIT 2 TRY FOOD & OTHER WOC KILLING THE GRUB & BEV GAME: PULL UP @ THE 5,4,3,2,1 PARTY! GET TIX HERE for 5-4-19: https://bit.ly/2GETUAF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shanelly Pena has long refined her love for food alongside her sister, posturing herself for a palatable future of her own.  Today the co-founding chef and chief commercial officer of NYC's Higher Dining brings her artful cuisine socials from the city of neon and chrome to upscale banquets worldwide. As a labor movement union representative, Shanelly Pena polished her business acumen at Howard University and rubbed elbows with members of Congress -- prior to establishing herself at the International Culinary Center.  This well-balanced career path enabled her seamless navigation from front to back of the house among the upper echelon in the District of Columbia and Manhattan of the restaurant industry.  With sought-after seasonal menus and hospitable event curation, Shanelly Pena fashioned the ownership of the Higher Dining experience by reflecting on her rich heritage and family tradition.  A journey inspired by her fiancé, global restaurant travels, and the birth of their son. Alongside her sister and business partner, Roshelly -- Shanelly Pena's vision launched by breaking bread within her community as a means to cultivate a gourmet legacy.   Roshelly serves as the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Higher Dining bringing her larger-than-life personality to the forefront of their lush dining events.  Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of her parents, Roshelly delved into the world of customer service and hospitality absorbing savviness from an array of opportunities. Whether serving at a high-end Manhattan restaurant, studying in kitchens internationally, or honing her craft as a pastry chef under an esteemed advisor -- the multi-hyphenate is dedicated to designing toothsome tarts. Still, with the tenacity to uphold the hustle of her family legacy, she went into business with her older sister, Shanelly Pena.    Beyond the inventiveness to create a fresh culinary lane, Roshelly's opulent recipes jolt the senses. An experience Higher Dining is well-known for. With her hands at the helm of the company's elevated food socials, she prides herself on the ability to transform traditional Latino dishes and extravagant desserts. Whether for the A-list client or start-up turn up, Higher Dining's catering selections are prepared with love and create mouth-watering memories. Their passionate pursuit of food and healing proves to be more than appetizing, but a prolific venture, too.  Higher Dining's one-of-one menus do not only fill belly's but hearts, with it's ongoing commitment to giving back. As a company owned and run by women of color, it not only markets for profit, but for the gathering of community. Roshelly explains it simply, "Higher Dining represents food, love, sisterhood, belonging and culture".
41:59
April 26, 2019
6: Money & Staying Fit ft. Tai Wiggins of the Financial Gym
Money & Staying Financially Fit ft. Tai Wiggins of the Financial Gym We are on a roll! Or is it bagel? Anyway, our good friend Tai stopped by our home, Brooklyn Podcasting Studio, https://www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com/, flex and get us financially fit.  She loved on us. She made us laugh. And she kept it all the way real. Like a real financial bestie should.  "Tai is a Certified Financial Trainer with the Financial Gym. She combines passion, empathy and humor to help her clients achieve their wildest financial dreams. After an 8 year career in higher education, she was ready to empower others through financial literacy. She is personally on the road to financial freedom with the goal of building generational wealth and encouraging as many people as she can in the process. She lives in the Bronx with her husband Jordan and furbaby Bailey. Follow her trap and finance inspirational on Instagram: @tai.nyc" FOR OUR LISTENERS ONLY: Interested in getting your financial fitness right with a trainer? Book a consultation, https://financialgym.com/schedule-free-consult, with the Financial Gym, and get 15% off your membership for a year by name dropping this episode or the Bagels and Plantains podcast :) Want to feel the Financial Gym vibe? See their events calendar below Here’s the link to the Financial Gym's events calendar for Financial Literacy Month: https://financialgym.com/financial-literacy-month-2019. Lastly, we wanted to add the cash saving apps Tai & BP recommended on the podcast: Stash - Tai uses Stash because she knows the importance of investing and learning about investing early on. With Stash set your investment goals and tolerance from the gate, all while learning what it takes to meet your goals. https://get.stashinvest.com/taig8oay Qapital - Christina is using Qapital to meet her money goals, and I think you should too. Sign up and Qapital will give you $20 to get your money goals popping. (just click Qapital to be redirected)  CORRECTION: Stash charges $1/month (not 1%) for balances under $5,000. For balances over $5,000, they charge 0.25%. Sorry for the confusion! - LOVE B&P x Financial Gym
45:55
April 17, 2019
5: Waking Up Great & Staying A-Woke (feat. MrFaceYourFears, J.A.)
Waking Up Great & Staying Woke (feat. MrFaceYourFears, J.A.)  **We got goodies below...Scroll on down**   A father, nutritionist, photographer, virtual artist and world traveler, Joey, aka Mr. Face Your Fears, touches upon all the experiences that led him down the path to wellness and spreading the message of self-love, self-awareness, and feeding your mind, body, and soul the greatness it deserves.  Joey served up all the ways he wakes up great and stays woke in the hustle of bustle of the tech and wellness revolution.   Thank you to our lovely guest @mrfaceyourfears, Joseph Anthony, for enlightening us up and helping us to #wakeupgreat.   If you want to learn more about Joey and his awesome podcast be sure to follow him on the gram and the WAKEUPGREAT podcast (links above).  A GIFT & Get-Your-Life Solution for our B&P x WAKEUPGREAT listeners. Have you heard of the Misfit Market? You have now....read on.   We're serving up produce that’s responsible, affordable and hassle free. Get your whole juicing, waist snatched, woosah life today! No more staring blankly at the produce aisle, no more late night pizzas (ok, maybe one –  #balance - #joeytaughtus), and no more excuses.   Time to treat that body like the rose gold, diamond encrusted temple it is!  THE ANSWER! MISFITS MARKET: Misfits Market is a weekly subscription of sometimes funny-looking, always fresh, organic, delicious produce, delivered to your door, for 30-50% less than your grocery store!   Misfits Market PROMO LINK for 25% of your first box - http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/christinatorres   “Our mission: Bring delicious, fresh, and affordable misfit fruits and vegetables to people everywhere, and reduce food waste at a scale that creates positive and lasting impact.” . For recipes & more visit @ Misfits Market - https://blog.misfitsmarket.com/   "ISSA PARTY, ISSA PARTY, ISSA PARTY, AYYYYYY!"  - THE 54321 is the LITTEST TACO PARTY...EVER (bold statement - but where's the lie? I'll wait LOL)  ***HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR TICKET TO THE 5.4.3.2.1 Party?***  B&P x HIGHER DINING X SIETE FOODS presents the gastro turn-up.  Pull up & come celebrate the glow up! Come join us in NYC on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm  Infused cocktails, fire tacos, elevated food and vibes with amazing guests, courtesy of Higher Dining, Siete Foods, Suite Four. #womenowned Did we mention there'll be dope vibes, music and sweet giveaways? Yep. You won’t want to miss this.  Click here to reserve your spot. Support WOC x POC platforms, creative, and shnacks! Tell a friend, bring a friend! 
01:22:47
April 10, 2019
4: State of Mind
It’s episode 4 & we are recapping our last episode, gushing over our first guest, and hitting the states. We hit the states of the union, some of the states in the south, and even our own states of minds. This episode and our title is dedicated to the late great Nipsey Hussle. Forever young!  Shout out to Nipsy! Shout out to dream chasing! Shout out to tacos! Shout out to potato donuts! Shout out life! Shout out the continent! Shout out to all our listeners, supporters, and future guests!  One love....
58:22
April 3, 2019
3: Need Only Apply: Stamped & Will Travel!
Need Only Apply: Stamped & Will Travel! WE HAVE OUR FIRST GUEST....owwww🔥🔥🔥 and this round we’re talking all things black, brown, and abroad magic. Keena ( @peachykee_ny ) takes us all over the world and shares her experience as a WOC taking on 30 countries before 30. Get your stamps up! ✈️✈️✈️ #edu-vacation #relaxrelaterelease
01:04:09
March 27, 2019
*Bonus* - BUY WING, GET 2 KIDS IN FREE!
**BONUS ROUND**or PHONE TAP! -- Whatever we decide to call it, we couldn't let the college scandal creep by before putting in our 2 cents.  Deidra is sipping all the tea and putting respect on the hard working students out there.  Christina is taking all applications for sugar daddys (mommys, cousins, and cockatoos) willing to send some college debt relief.  We breakdown what the scandal is really doing for our culture and wondering how we can land jobs at the Hallmark network.  Shiiit, Deidra has to pay for grad school ya'll!  Join us for another episode of Bagels & Plantains.   SOURCE: FORBES.COM
37:37
March 20, 2019
2: As Scene in Real Life - pt.2
Christina & Deidra catch-up on the 'Scene On Radio' series 'Seeing White' (annotated below).  We get into why the theme is so important to our mission, our vision -- our lives. Deidra shares her WOKEST of perspectives and Christina co-signs the MOVEMENT.  Join us for our second episode and dive into the discussion. We talk how race was made, the invention of slavery, and that trifling a** dude Jefferson. . Listening on Anchor? leave us a message, words of encouragement, questions, or any themes that came up for you during the episode.  We would love to hear from you. Want to follow along the Seeing White, Scene on Radio discussion? Pull up to the show notes below.  . . Need some comic relief afterwards- Follow us on the gram @bagelsandplantains Seeing White - Episode 31 - Turning the Lense (part 1) See White - Episode 32 - How Race was Made (part 2) Seeing White - Episode 33 - Made in America (part 3) Seeing White - Episode 34 - On Crazy We Built A Nation (part 4) Books & Resources to get into:   Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People Ibram Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning The Racial Equity Institute Episode 44 - White Affirmative Action
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March 13, 2019
1: As Scene In Real Life pt.1
Christina & Deidra find their groove, talk Seeing White, self-care (or self-cure) and even cover a Kenny Rogers classic. We sing y’all! Tune-in to the part 1 of As Scene in Real Life - Woke from all sides. If you want to chime-in on the discussion or just want to be up on game listen to As Scene on Radio - Seeing White @ www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
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March 5, 2019
Bagels and Plantains ***TRAILER**** 🎬 Take #205 - This is us!!! (Hate it or love it)
Bagels & Plantains: Trailer - THIS IS US!!! We finally did it — Deidra and Christina have taken their kiki sessions to the airwaves. Innanet waves? Pod waves? Oh, whateva! We outchea and better than ever. Feel the vibes, peep the vision, and witness all the shenanigans we plan on spitting in your ear (no real spit was spilled in the making of this episode). We talk us, we talk you, we talk Cardi, and we (by we, we mean Christina) nail pronouncing plantains. Subscribe, rate, review and comment. Can’t stand the sound of your cubicle mates chewing? Ugh, really!? How much dry-ass kale salad can one person eat? Girl, we gotchu! Drown the haters out with us — here on Anchor, iTunes, Spotify, and all places where dope podcasts live. Follow us on IG @bagelsandplantains for chances to chime-in, see us live, or for special guest announcements 
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March 4, 2019