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Brothers from the 818

Brothers from the 818

By DS CB
Welcome to the Brothers from the 818; Hosted by David and Caleb. The 818 is the area code of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas covering roughly 260 square miles. We met in Pacoima and formed a friendship that has spanned more than three decades. Our lives have taken us around the world, our connection from the 818 has always brought us back. Now, we get together weekly to discuss current issues, trends, and relevant topics of the day. We welcome you to our conversation.

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Live: from the Valley Community Popup Event
The Brothers from the 818 were live in the San Fernando Valley at the Community Popup Gourmet Meal event.  This event is hosted by About My Father's Business every fourth Saturday and features collaboration from our friend and yours, Chef Roxie with Happy Insides, Fish of the West Valley Food Bank, MEND, and many others.  The Brothers embraced the opportunity to speak with some of the organizers and are looking forward to the next event which is this coming Saturday, August 28th.  If you are anywhere near the SFV this weekend, you should come to check them out.  The Brothers will be there.  We hope to see you too!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
32:22
August 26, 2021
Back to School
The Brothers from the 818 are back with two young and amazing guests just in time for Back to School.  Zadia and Jenea live their best lives as young black women, and we are excited to share this space.  This is the podcast that you want to share with the young scholar / aspiring student in your house.  Tune in this Thursday for this great conversation and feel free to leave a comment to encourage these young bright minds.  Only on The Brothers from the 818.  See you there. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
50:56
August 15, 2021
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Emmanuel Acho
The Brothers are back with episode 28 of Season two.  Tonight we are discussing the book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho.  We discuss who we are, implicit biases (race-related), and some of the reasons why the Black family have been broken apart.  Most important, we did what the Brothers do; come join us in this conversation.  This week on the Brothers from the 818.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
50:16
July 30, 2021
90's Baby
The Brothers from the 818 are back for episode 27.  Tonight we are showing some love for the 90's.  We had a blast reminiscing about this decade of learning, freedom, and exploration.  Join us as we talk about how getting older has slowed us down.  We also visit the way back machine discussing music and movies.  Check us out, you might learn something about the brothers that you didn't know.  Special Message to you 20-somethings out there, "Live it up!!!" This is your time.  See you Thursday at 4pm.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
53:28
July 29, 2021
Back to Nigeria
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 26.  Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting our Nigerian brother and sister, Pius and Ade.  These two Scholars of the Diaspora entertained, enlightened, and educated us on the truth of this West African Nation, the largest grouping of black people in the world.  By the end of the podcast, the Brothers were prepared to get our Nigerian passports (Yes, Nigerian) and be on our way.  Hopefully, you will see it the way we did.  Join us this Thursday for this amazing, engaging conversation.  Only on the Brothers from the 818.   General History of Africa https://en.unesco.org/general-history-africa Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
51:42
July 15, 2021
Hot Topics!! Our Break is Over!
The Brothers from the 818 are back from our two-week, mid-season break.  So much has been happening and these events prompted a discussion about accountability.  Bill Cosby, OJ, Phylicia Rashad, Sha'Carri Richardson are each part of the discussion.  The Brothers also discuss the break and what they had a break from. The Brothers from the 818 are glad to be back online and look forward to an exciting finish to our second season.  Join us, Thursdays at 4pm, only on the Brothers from the 818.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
49:48
July 08, 2021
Happy Father's Day
The Brothers from the 818 are back with our second annual Father's Day episode. Last year, we were able to speak with a Father, a Wife, and a Daughter as they discussed what Father's Day meant to them. This time, we are speaking with the children. We were blessed with three amazing guests (and two additional surprises) that shared their love for the fathers in their lives. With Father's Day around the corner, this is one that you'll want to share with that special man in your life. Be sure to stay tuned after the credits for our special guests as well as a mid-season wrap-up message from David and Caleb.  Happy Father's Day to all you amazing dads out there. We will return on July 8th. Stay safe, stay tuned, have fun!!  Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
53:20
June 17, 2021
Who's that Brotha Demani?
You asked?  We answered!  The Brothers from the 818 are back to give you a deeper look into a friend of ours, Demani.  From his upbringing in Oakland, California to his restart in Wisconsin, this brother is a deep well of knowledge that will keep you engaged, entertained, and coming back for more.  Join us this Thursday to hear all about it this amazing individual.  Only on the Brothers from the 818.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
58:56
June 10, 2021
Part VI - Police Reform
The Brothers from the 818 are back with our FINAL Episode of the Police Reform series.  Tonight the brothers close out the discussion with a focus on humanity.  Can humans (who don't believe they are broken) be fixed individually or do we have to focus on them as part of a people group, and fix that?  What are your thoughts?  Join us this Thursday to hear our final thoughts.  Only on the Brothers from the 818!!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:33
June 03, 2021
Police Reform - Part IV
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 20, Part IV of our series on Police Reform. Tension builds a little higher tonight with some direct statements regarding positionality, privilege, and accountability for personal interaction.  Question of the day, what are your thoughts on the statistics regarding crimes committed vs crimes accounted for.  Let us know in your comments.  Check us out this Thursday, only on the Brothers from the 818!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:46
May 27, 2021
Police Reform - Part V
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 21, Part V of our series on Police Reform. Tonight, we switch gears to discuss one key word, humanity.  Are we supposed to look to individuals to fix people groups?  Or people groups to influence individuals?  What do we agree on?  How do we differ?  If you've been connected with us through the first four parts, you don't want to miss Part V.  Join us this Thursday, only on the Brothers from the 818!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:17
May 27, 2021
It's Been One Year
The Brothers from the 818 wanted to drop in today to recognize the one-year anniversary of the murder of Brother George Floyd at the hands of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.  We are happy for the conviction and continue to pray for just sentencing.  Allow the message that has begun to get louder and louder.  Stay close to the Brothers from the 818 for the latest information and commentary.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
06:06
May 25, 2021
Police Reform - Part III
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 19 - Part III of our series on Police Reform.  The conversation continues.  Tonight we discuss racism and how it affects police and civilian interactions across the country.  Check out the episode for our thoughts. What are your thoughts?  Let us know in the chat!   This Thursday at 4 pm!  Only on the Brothers from the 818!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
01:01:40
May 13, 2021
Police Reform - Part II
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 18 - Part II of our series on Police Reform.  This is a continuation of the conversation that we began last week.  Part II is more direct, more engaging, and more challenging on the issue at hand.  Keep the comments coming!  We will be challenging each of our guests with your feedback.  Keep coming back and stay tuned.  Join us on Thursday at 4 pm!  Only on the Brothers from the 818!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
48:56
May 06, 2021
Police Reform - Part I
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Season 2 - Episode 17 (Episode 51 for those of you keeping count).  Tonight the Brothers are hosting a town hall on Police Reform.  Our special guests tonight include a dean/community activist from the OC, a community activist from the Bay Area, now residing in the midwest, and a 17 year veteran of a major metropolitan police district on the west coast.  We've only begun to scratch the surface of this long overdue, but right on time conversation.  Join us this Thursday, 4 pm PST to hear the beginning of a minimum 4 part series on this much-needed topic.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
50:38
April 29, 2021
Celebrating 50 Broadcast Episodes!!
The Brothers from the 818 are back with episode 16 of season 2 to bring you our 50th Broadcast.   It has been an amazing first year and the second year promises to be even better.  Thank you for sticking and growing with us through each podcast.  You need a good laugh, go back and check out some of those early podcasts.  You need some encouragement, check out some of the words of affirmation that we share throughout this episode.  Keep hangin' with the Brothers!  We have so much more to share!!   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
46:43
April 22, 2021
It's A Sad Day to be an American
The Brothers are back for Episode 15 of Season 2.  This is our 49th show (hint, hint!).  Tonight we went back to our roots and had some good conversation about the sad state of affairs in America right now.  Black men being shot and tasered.  White police officers going back to work, cleared of all charges.  When will justice have a chance? The Brothers from the 818 are not happy right now, but we keep it as REAL, RAW and RELEVANT as ever.  Check us out.  Share your thoughts. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:50
April 15, 2021
A Life Worth Living!!
Tonight, the Brothers from the 818 welcome Brother Eddie McGee, Sr. Eddie is a veteran of the Civil Rights era and allowed the Brothers to sit at his feet to gain some wisdom. It is one thing to be a historian; to read, learn and study the past. It is quite another to be there! Don’t be shocked by Eddie’s confession about halfway through the episode nor his wonderful way with words. Looking for a blessing? Look no further. Join us on the Brothers from the 818. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
51:25
April 09, 2021
Recap and What's Next?
The Brothers from the 818 complete Women's History Month with an episode recapping our amazing guest this month.  In addition, we talked about Vegas, USC/UCLA, and March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day.  We took a moment to reflect on our Asian brothers and sisters and take a stand against hate crimes and violence of any type.  The Brothers from the 818 stand with you.  Lastly, we took a moment to honor all moms, grandmoms, great grandmoms, aunties, sisters, and any other woman that has taken someone under their wing and stood in the gap for someone else. We appreciate you.  Tune in for these topics and more, only on the Brothers from the 818. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 ​Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
48:09
April 02, 2021
... SHE shall be Curious
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Season 2 - Episode 12.  Continuing our celebration of Women's History Month, tonight our special guest was Qiana Patterson.  She is not only a phenomenal woman and an incredible human, but her career, philanthropic efforts, volunteering, and passion weaves an incredible story.  The Brothers were blessed with her presence.  Make sure you listen to her views on Genius and Opportunity.   You don't want to miss this episode.   Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818​ Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
54:02
March 31, 2021
... and THEY shall be honored
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Season 2 - Episode 11. In honor of Women's History Month, we are highlighting one (two) of our favorite Vloggers - DEM BROWN GIRLS! Premiering in the new Brothers from the 818 studio, the four of us got together for some engaging conversation as only the Brothers from the 818 can do. We highlighted their path, their goals, and their struggles; we talked about future guests and joint collaboration opportunities. Some big events were happening this week and you will definitely want to witness how that unfolds!! Join us Friday, March 19 on the Brothers from the 818! Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:14
March 26, 2021
... and SHE shall be honored
Tonight, the Brothers from the 818 are pleased to speak with Madam Mayor Letitia Clark, the first black woman to be appointed to this post.  She shared her journey to her current position; a day in the life; what it is like to be a woman in this field as well as some great words of wisdom for the next generation.  Her words on diversity and inclusion, transparency in government, and how she plans to implement her personal goals while in this position kept the Brothers on the edge of our seats.  This is the episode that you want to tell others about.  Wait until you hear what she's been listenin' to.  Madam Mayor Letitia is a 714 native, but tonight she became an honorary member of the 818.  Thank you, Letitia (listen to the podcast) from the bottom of our hearts.  Listen in, tell a friend. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
50:39
March 12, 2021
Memes, Media and Movin' On
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Season 2, Episode 9. Tonight, we had a great conversation about a series of Memes that are flooding social media. Also, we honored the black actors that were recognized by the Golden Globes, as well as those in the industry that are actively making a difference. Lastly, David led a passionate discussion about relationships, accountability, and closure. Join us and feel free to share your thoughts. Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
54:24
March 05, 2021
Black History Month
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Season 2, Episode 8. Tonight, in honor of Black History Month, we are speaking with Brother Augustus C. Stone, the one and only. A Contemporary African American Griot, Mr. Stone shared with the Brothers a lesson in Black culture like no other. He connected the dots of popular figures, dates, and events in African American history in a way that we weren’t taught in school. His story is a lesson for all men, but especially Black men in America. You don’t want to miss this episode “for the ages.” Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
54:09
February 26, 2021
Hungry? We are on location!!
The Brothers from the 818 are back to bring you Season 2 - Episode 7.  This time we were on location in Pacoima, California, 91331.  Our old stompin' grounds.  We decided to take you on a tour through some of our favorite locations in the 818.  Key Burger on Glenoaks.  Pop BBQ and Grill on Osbourne and Bobo's on Van Nuys. It was a blast to the past as we recalled our favorite spots from the '80s.  Next time you are in Pacoima, if you are ever in Pacoima, make sure to check either spot out ... or all three.  We did. Key Burger - 10971 1/2 Glenoaks Blvd. Pacoima, CA 91331 Pops BBQ and Grill - 10755 Glenoaks Blvd Pacoima, CA 91331 Bobos Hamburgers - 13433 Van Nuys Blvd Pacoima, CA 91331 Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
30:43
February 19, 2021
Happy Valentine's Day
The Brothers are back with Episode 6 of Season 2. It is the time of year for lovers, known as Valentine’s Day. Not wanting to leave you with our opinions only, we brought in some special guests to give honor and a special message to their significant others. The information shared was transparent, thought-provoking, and may even challenge the way you look at your own relationship. Check out the following tracks to add to your playlist this season: Karyn White – The Way You Love Me Miguel - Adorn Jah Cure – Never Find PJ Morton – First Began Website: www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube: www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Instagram: @Brothersfromthe818 Twitter: @818Brothers
57:10
February 12, 2021
Fatherhood ... Examined
The Brothers are back to share with you Season 2, Episode 5.  We had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Alan-Michael Graves, a public policy advocate for father's rights.  Dr. Graves took the time to share some insightful words with us regarding his own background, including being raised by a single mother, his pursuit of several graduate degrees, and his expansive work in the field of public policy.  The Brothers have been excited to get Dr. Graves on the podcast and he certainly did not disappoint.  Take a listen to and share your thoughts on the ... Brothers from the 818. Website - https://www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @brothersfromthe818
51:56
February 05, 2021
It's A New Day - Biden/Harris
The Brothers from the 818 have slid down the week into a new time slot.  Join us this Friday at 3pm, PST for the Premier of Season 2, Episode 4.  On this show, we discuss the first week of the new Presidential administration.  What role will our first female and black Vice President, Kamala Harris, play in the upcoming four years?  Additionally, we discuss new cars, COVID vaccinations, sports and politics, and of course music.  What has caused David to alter his musical listening choices as of late?  Tune in on Friday, January 29th for this exciting episode of Brothers from the 818.   Website - https://www.brothersfromthe818.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @brothersfromthe818
51:02
January 29, 2021
Roses from the Concrete - YayaRoxie
The Brothers from the 818 are happy to present our Roses from the Concrete Series. Tonight we got to spend time with Chef Roxie, a successful business operator out of Pacoima, California.  Join us to hear about who she is, her love for her craft, her joys, and her struggles.  One thing that stood out during this interview was her passion for food, cooking, and bringing people joy from the inside.  What is Roxie's specialty dish?  What was the first thing she ever cooked (you'll want to try this today)? What advice does she have for up and coming chefs?  We reveal all of this and more on tonight's episode of Brothers from the 818.   Website: http://www.brothersfromthe818.com Twitter: 818Brothers Instagram: Brothersfromthe818 http://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 http://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818 Chef Roxie Website: http://www.yayaroxie.online Instagram: yayaroxie http://www.facebook.com/xpressyourinnerchef
49:35
January 20, 2021
Branding the 818
The Brothers are back with Episode 2 of Season 2!  Tonight we are talking about the 818 and our plans for branding.  The official Brothers from the 818 website is live.  Check out www.brothersfromthe818.com.  See what we are up to!  Catch the latest podcast, live video, or audio stream.  Shop for the latest Brothers from the 818 Merchandise.  That's right, we now have merchandise.  Show your love for the Brothers from the 818 with some of the latest gear. Website: http://www.brothersfromthe818.com Twitter: 818Brothers Instagram: Brothersfromthe818 http://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 http://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
50:22
January 13, 2021
A Different Perspective
The Brothers are back for Season Two!!  Tonight we went GLOBAL.  Our special guest is a long time friend of the Brothers and an official representative of the 818.  Hailing all the way from Tokyo, Japan, we welcomed Mike to the show.  On the night of the George run-off and two weeks before our 46 President is sworn into office, we discuss a different perspective with an American Citizen; A Black Man; A 12 resident of a foreign country.  We hit him with the Real, Raw, and Relevant to get his viewpoint from the other side.  This episode didn't disappoint.  Check it out!  Leave a comment!! Come back for more. Twitter: 818Brothers Instagram: Brothersfromthe818 http://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 http://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
49:56
January 06, 2021
The Grand Finale - Bye Bye 2020
The Brothers are back with the final episode of 2020; episode 34.  This has been a great year and we are thrilled that you’ve been on this ride with us.  Tonight we discuss past episodes as well as future plans.  Caleb gave David love for being the innovative connection driving the channel forward. David received that and said, “I couldn’t have done it without you and we couldn’t have done it without ya’ll.”  We are looking forward to the new year and all that it will bring.  Do you have a favorite episode in our inaugural season?  Drop us a line and let us know.  From our family to yours, have an amazing holiday and we will see you right back here on January 5th. Twitter: 818Brothers Instagram: Brothersfromthe818 http://www.youtube.com/brothersfromthe818 http://www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
49:59
December 16, 2020
The Games that Black Folks play
The Brothers are back for Episode 33 with a fun discussion on the holidays and the games that Black Folks like to play at home. Spades, Dominoes, Uno, and Monopoly.  We talk about the rules, the tensions surrounding the games, the heated banter that can occur, and even have a special gift for up to 10 lucky subscribers.  Like and comment on the video with "Where are my Uno cards?" and the Brothers will send you an autographed deck of Uno cards.  Just in time for an extra stocking stuffer for the holidays.  What games are in your house that didn't make our list? Next week's episode will be our final Podcast for the 2020 season.  We will be back in 2021 with more engaging and exciting content, as only the Brothers from the 818 can bring it.  STAY TUNED!! Twitter - 818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818 Now on Facebook - www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
01:10:36
December 09, 2020
To Save/Spend or Not to Save/Spend
The Brothers are back for Episode 32 with the most in-depth public service announcement we've ever done.  Pay attention to how you spend your money.  We discuss the little items such as Hulu, Netflix, etc.; slightly larger items like pay per view fights (DId you see Nate Robinson get knocked out?); and big-ticket items like car and house repair.  What do you spend your money on?  Are you fiscally responsible and accountable?  How important is a good credit rating for you?  Our thoughts and opinions have changed on this topic through the years and in our 99 years of combined financial wisdom, this should be a good listen for you ... or, someone you know.  As the Christmas shopping season is upon us, there is no time like the present to make changes today for a better tomorrow. Twitter - 818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818 Now on Facebook - www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
01:12:07
December 02, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving from the Brothers from the 818
The Brothers are back with Episode 31 and it is the day before Thanksgiving.  Tonight we discuss memories from Thanksgiving's past, the love of family and spending this time together, Black Friday, and shopping.  Also, the evolution of the Brothers from the 818.  Theme music, more subscribers, YouTube, and Facebook updates.  What are our goals for the 2021 season?  Tune in to hear all of that and more.  Most importantly, from our family to yours, Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Twitter - 818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818 Now on Facebook - www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
01:04:38
December 02, 2020
Giving Honor Where Honor is Due
In honor of Veteran's Day, the Brothers invite you to join us for Episode 30.  Tonight we honor the men and women of our armed forces who are serving/have served this country in times of peace and war; starting with our very own Caleb.  Retired after 24 years of service, his two battle buddies join our broadcast tonight to share honor, stories, and a few tears.  Happy Veteran's Day to all that this honor is due.  If you know someone, make sure to reach out to them and connect. Twitter - 818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818 Now on Facebook - www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
01:31:59
November 11, 2020
Election Coverage and What's Next?
Episode 29!! Election night coverage. Tonight's guest, Brian, helped the brothers navigate the possible outcomes of the election and what needs to be done to unify the country, post-November 3rd.  We discussed building bridges, doing the right thing, and what it means to be American.  We also engaged in a mild discussion about the Electoral College and what can be done to improve that system.  Tune in to hear about Brian's playlist and Caleb's time in the car with his daughter.  As always, we welcome your thoughts and feedback.   Twitter - 818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818 Now on Facebook - www.facebook.com/brothersfromthe818
01:34:17
November 04, 2020
Political Conversation, SmartCarts and PSAs
The Brothers and back to Tuesday night with Episode 28! What didn’t we discuss tonight? The Dodgers are World Champions again after 32 years!! Amazon Fresh opens its store in Irvine, complete with SmartCarts! What happened when someone called David, “The Computer Guy?” Tune in to hear the story. Of course, we can’t have a podcast during this season without talking about the upcoming election. Make sure you cast your vote! By mail, early voting, or at the polls, do everything you can to make your vote count. The future of this country depends on you!! Make sure to tune in next week for our full coverage of the election with commentary from a few diverse guests. Drop us a line if you want to join in on the conversation, we’d love to hear your viewpoint. Twitter – @818Brothers Instagram – @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube – Brothersfromthe818
01:07:43
October 28, 2020
The Second, and Final, Presidential Debate
The Brothers from the 818 are back on a THURSDAY night with Episode 27!! Tonight we are discussing the second, and final, Presidential Debate.  After a walk down memory lane regarding the 91331, we jump right into an engaging discussion regarding the performance of both candidates.  Tune in to hear our reaction to President Trump referring to himself as "the least racist person in this room."  Really?  Yes, he said that.  What stood out for you?  Question of the night:  Who is going to determine the outcome of the election?  Undecided voters? Typical non-voters who decide to vote? Or, devout party followers?  When will the victor be determined?  Drop us a comment and let us know. Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothersfromthe818
01:18:52
October 23, 2020
Just Choppin' it up!
The Brothers from the 818 are back for Episode 26 and like the week before, we are all over the place. The collision of sports; the effectiveness of the NBA bubble; Lebron and the Lakers get number #17. We talk THE RAIDERS and the 49ERS and celebrate some of our listeners and viewers. With the election around the corner, we stressed the need for you to get out there and vote. Don’t let your opportunity to make a difference be wasted. What would you like to hear about from the Brothers from the 818? Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothers from the 818
01:20:10
October 14, 2020
The First Vice Presidential Debate
The Brothers are back with episode 25!!  We purposely recorded on Thursday this week so we could report back on the debates.    As soon as you watch, you will know what we thought about it.  The better question is "What did you think?"  Who won the debate?  For those of you who are undecided in the polls, were you swayed one way or another? It wasn't all debate talk.  We were all over the place. Number 45 has COVID, or does he?George Floyd's murderer is out on bail.  Do you want to know what else?  You have to tune in for the rest.  Last comment ... drop us a line and provide feedback on the intro. We are always trying to switch things up and your opinion matters.   Enjoy episode 25!! Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube - Brothers from the 818
01:09:01
October 09, 2020
The First Presidential Debate
It's Episode 24, add we are back with another hot one!! Fresh from in front of the TV screens having watched the Presidential debate, the Brothers from the 818 are pulling no punches as they discuss the participants.  Did you see it? What were your thoughts?  Do you see strategy at work?  Any issues come up that you weren't familiar with?  Drop us a line and let us know. Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe 818 YouTube. - Brothers from the 818
01:29:06
September 30, 2020
Parenting, Football and Accountability
The Brothers from the 818 are back with Episode 23.  Tonight we went off on a deep tangent based off of Caleb's check-in.  Wait until you hear this story.  As a parent, I have definitely been there.  For any of you parents out there, I know you have been there too.  What would you have done if you were in his shoes?  Leave us a comment and let us know.  Football is back and the first two weeks (with no fans in the stands) has been quite interesting.  What are your thoughts on the NFL and Covid-19? Should coaches have to wear masks on the sidelines?  Should they be fined six figures for not wearing a mask?  Are they making too much money if they are unfazed by the fine?  These questions and more are discussed in this episode.  Finally, what does accountability mean to you, and how far does it integrate into your public life? Your private life?  Are they one and the same?  Check out this week's episode for all of that and more.  Stick around to hear about "Caring Cars" and "Crabwalks".  You never know what we are going to bring up. Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube. - Brothers from the 818
01:23:30
September 23, 2020
Fires, Breonna and the C-O-M-P-T-O-N
The Brothers from the 818 are back with some deep conversation on what's happening outside your windows today.  In episode 22, the Brothers discuss the fires that are affecting the west coast and how that impact is spreading across the nation.  We discuss the settlement reached between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville and what it truly means to settle.  How do you place a monetary value on a life lost and what factors help you determine a number?  Lastly, we touched on the shooting of the two officers in Compton this weekend.  Our prayers go out to the officers for a speedy recovery.  As well to the city of Compton for peace and civil REST to flow through that city.  Tune in for an engaging discussion as only the Brothers from the 818 can do it. Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube. - Brothers from the 818
01:11:20
September 16, 2020
This is a Public Service Announcement
** This episode was recorded on September 1, 2020.  In the middle of the upload, my laptop crashed and I lost everything (that wasn't backed up).  The tone you will hear in this podcast continued through-out the week as I fought hard to recover this podcast.  The Brothers from the 818 always keep it Raw and Real and this is one that you had to hear for yourself.  We present to you Episode 21. ** WAKE UP BLACK MAN!!  It's hunting season and you are the target.  Tonight the Brothers from the 818 are bringing you a Public Service Announcement that you need to take seriously.  Over the last year, there have been countless murders by so-called authority figures that appear to be on a mission to eradicate the black man.  They have been murdered in broad daylight, shot in the back, shot while sleeping, shot while running away, and shot by vigilante neighbors while jogging.    They've been handcuffed ... and shot.  Asked for identification ... and shot.  Placed in a jail cell ... and found hung. What can you do to protect yourself?  Life has no guarantees, but tune in to hear the types of things that help you, vs. the types of things that hurt you.  Ask yourself, what do you have to live for?  Is your mission to live to fight the system or to allow your death to tell the story.  The Brothers from the 818 believe that we have lost too many already and the senseless violence against Black Men must stop!! Feel free to share your thoughts. Twitter - @818Brothers Instagram - @Brothersfromthe818 YouTube. - Brothers from the 818
01:21:07
September 09, 2020
Looking Back at the First 20!
The Brothers from the 818 are proud to bring you Episode number 20.  Tonight we look back at our favorite podcasts and reflect on the evolution of the series.  We also discuss some thoughts for future episodes and who we'd like to see on the show, alive or dead. Do you have a favorite episode? Who would you want to see interviewed by the Brothers from the 818?  Drop us a comment and let us know.  Listen in to see who is reachable and who isn't and who the Brothers are going to actively pursue in the upcoming year.    We'd love to hear your thoughts.     Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:17:20
August 26, 2020
Dem Brown Girls - Presented by Brothers from the 818
Welcome back to the Brothers from the 818!  This is episode 19!  Tonight we are excited to be the re-launch platform for Dem Brown Girls!  Two lovely ladies that have been best friends for the better of 13 years who, like the Brothers from the 818, have an opinion on everything and look forward to sharing their presence with you.  Tonight the Brothers swapped seats and offered a "no limits" Q&A opportunity for Dem Brown Girls to inquire and dig deep.  Manhood, Attraction, and the Ultimate Mic Drop moment.  Yes, you have to tune in to hear those responses.  After listening, check out Dem Brown Girls on YouTube for some historical context and then be prepared for their re-launch on September 30th.  Dem Brown Girls, a lifestyle blog and celebration of Brown women everywhere. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube Follow Dem: @DemBrownGirls - Twitter @DemBrownGirls - Instagram Dem Brown Girls - YouTube
01:12:57
August 19, 2020
Happy Birthday Episode
Happy Birthday to US!!  The Brothers from the 818 are back for show 18 with our special BIRTHDAY EPISODE.  Tonight's recording fell right in the middle of both of our birthdays and we wanted to share our celebration with you.  Join us as we share our favorite birthday moments, memories, and gifts from the last 37 years. Caleb shares a birthday with Deion Sanders and David with Fidel Castro!  Who else?  You have to tune in to hear!  Who did the Brothers meet on a birthday trip to New York City?  We talk about that too.  Who do you share a birthday with?   BIG UPS to all the LEOS out there!! #HugALeo #BuyALeoABigGift  For all of you listeners, no matter when you were born, thank you for sharing our BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with us!! Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:18:35
August 12, 2020
State of Hip Hop - Part II
The Brothers from the 818 are super excited to bring you episode 17 - The sequel to the State of Hip Hop.  Tonight's conversation picks up from where we left off last week, but this time we focus on the business of Hip Hop.  How do you protect your name?  What has history taught us about the business of the music industry? Despite any negatives that we've previously discussed, what are some of the positives of this industry?  Four of our five guests returned to add depth to the conversation.  Both episodes combined bring you over 3 and a half hours of hip hop knowledge for your listening enjoyment.  Questions of the Night: What is a sweet 16?  Do you want to be famous or do you want to be rich?  Tune in for our thoughts on those questions and more.    Samples  Big Bad Raky - https://listen.lt/NonoTheStarBigBadRakyONTHECHASE   Blakfist - Www.blakfistmusic.com   V3rb - V3RB of Misfits Music & Media - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lyupK1Lj1r6HOynpPY3Es?si=VYvB4_2OR_meGvi52-TmgQ   Malik Jvon (Big Roc's son) - https://youtu.be/44v6fCrpiHs Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:56:40
July 30, 2020
State of Hip Hop - Part I
The Brothers from the 818 are super excited to bring you episode 16 - The long-awaited State of Hip Hop.  The conversation got so deep we had to put a pin in it to make way for Part II.  The Brothers hosted FIVE guests tonight representing the entire history of the genre.  Big Roc, Blakfist, V3rb, Josh, and BigBadRaky each came with an unadulterated TRUTH.  The difference between our youngest and oldest guest was almost 40 years.  It was an amazing walk through history; highlighting artists, geographical locations, talent (and no talent), commercialism, and how the music affects the culture.  Question of the night: What is the difference between Rap and Hip Hop?  And, is Rap dead?  Tune in for our thoughts on those questions and more. Samples Big Bad Raky - https://listen.lt/NonoTheStarBigBadRakyONTHECHASE Blakfist - Www.blakfistmusic.com V3rb - V3RB of Misfits Music & Media - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lyupK1Lj1r6HOynpPY3Es?si=VYvB4_2OR_meGvi52-TmgQ Malik Jvon (Big Roc's son) - https://youtu.be/44v6fCrpiHs Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:33:05
July 22, 2020
War (necessary) of the Sexes
The Brothers from the 818 are happy to bring you Episode 15.  Tonight is about the SEXES.  Our special guests, Deb and Shae, join us to stand up for the ladies.  Nothing is off-limits.  Tonight we got "ENTANGLED", the new buzzword for male/female business.  We don't know what happened with Jada/August/Will, but we talk about it.  What are the real differences between men and women?  Physically?  Mentally? Physiologically?   The Brothers were impressed with the depth of the Speed Round.  We can't wait to hear what you think. Hit us up in the comments and share your thoughts.  We might just reach out to you to share your opinions on the show.  What did you think of the chemistry on the show? Could the four of us start something else?  Instead of The View, what would we call it? Tune in for the answer. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:17:02
July 15, 2020
COVID, Kanye and Hamilton
The Brothers from the 818 are back for episode 14.  Tonight we focused on current topics.  COVID-19 - Are we flattening the curve?  Kanye West for President - Are popularity contests weakening the fabric of this country? 4th of July & Juneteenth - What exactly are we celebrating?  Hamilton - Perhaps the greatest musical of all time ... Was Disney insensitive in releasing the play over the 4th of July in our current climate?  You have to listen to hear what the brothers have to say.   Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:14:45
July 08, 2020
Battle of the Generations (lightly speaking)
The Brothers from the 818 are back for episode 13. Our guests tonight are ImanAshanti from Atlanta, GA and SmithManC from San Francisco, CA.  Tonight we engaged in a Battle of the Generations.  How well does Generation X know Generation Y?  And what does Generation Y want Generation X to know?  It was a great discussion with enlightening viewpoints on both sides of the table.  Tune in to hear a deep discussion about adulting and how it is viewed from both sides.  What secret does ImanAshanti reveal during the podcast?  You have to watch/listen to see/hear. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:20:39
July 01, 2020
Race, Cultural Identity and Language
The Brothers from the 818 are back with another engaging episode. Tonight we had two guests: Josh and Jose. Both of these amazing gentlemen joined us in a stimulating discussion regarding race and cultural identity. The question on the table: How do you identify culturally and how does that shape your environment? We discussed privilege, DACA, sports (in the context of culture), language an,d the legacy that we pass down to our children. What was the funniest thing that Caleb has heard David say all year? Tune in for the answer. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:12:04
June 24, 2020
Happy Father's Day
Happy Father's Day from the Brothers from the 818.  The Brothers are back for a special Father's Day Episode.  Tonight we tried a completely new format with multiple guests offering varying viewpoints on Fatherhood, Father's Day, and the importance of celebrating the fathers in our lives.  Special thanks to Garrett, Maritza, and Carol for helping the Brothers provide some insight and spread some joy to fathers and father-like-ones everywhere.  Have you ever heard of the term, Musht?   Make sure you listen in for a complete explanation. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:08:15
June 21, 2020
Privilege, Hangings and Extended Checkins
The Brothers from the 818 are back with our landmark tenth episode.  Tonight the brothers switched it up a bit and enjoyed some engaging discussion about music, movies, and getting back to normal, post COVID-19.  We had some technical difficulties tonight with the video so this week's podcast will be audio-only. Prayers and love go out to the families of Robert Fuller (Palmdale) and Malcolm Harsch (Victorville).   June 16th ... Happy Birthday, Tupac. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:14:02
June 17, 2020
Clean Teeth, Tough Conversations and Healing
The Brothers from the 818 are back with our ninth episode.  So far so good.  Tonight the brothers enjoyed some real conversation about some really tough issues.  We discussed the message that is still being murmured under the current; the message that is riding just above to current and the conversations that are being had on the side.  How do we make/create safe spaces for all interested parties to engage in healthy conversations about human rights, dignity, and hope for all of mankind?  We get started. Make sure you listen in for the "What's in your teeth?" conversation.  You won't be sorry and yes, it needs to be that easy.   Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:10:01
June 10, 2020
Protests, Community and the Barbershop
The Brothers are back for Episode 8, and we’ve brought a guest: Junie Davis. Junie is the owner and master barber at Creations Salon and Barber Shop in Irvine, CA. In addition, Junie is a community activist and a basketball referee. Junie is very involved with his church and is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Orange County. This week we discuss the ongoing protests and civil unrest that have occurred since the murder of George Floyd. With careful discussion, we offer alternatives and effective solutions to righting the systemic injustices that have plagued our people since our ancestors were brought to America on slave ships. Additionally, we discuss the Barbershop and what it means to the black community; and his role in that meaning. Make sure to tune in to hear about the incident that occurred outside of Junie’s shop. Question of the day: What are you currently listening to? Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:32:25
June 03, 2020
Honoring Brother Floyd
**Since this podcast was recorded, there have been additional civil uprisings resulting in numerous arrests, injuries, and damages to public property across the United States.  The Brothers from the 818 stand with your solidarity but ask that we continue to honor the memory of George Floyd, peacefully.  In the words of Martin Luther King, “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” **    The Brothers from the 818 send our prayers out to the family of brother George Floyd, the gentleman that was killed in police custody this past Monday, May 25, 2020.  In light of the events that have been occurring across the country in the aftermath of his murder, the Brothers from the 818 felt a need to come back a little early and bring you Episode 7.  You are invited to our conversation.  We discuss what happened; the protests and uprisings; responses from our government; and steps to prepare ourselves for the future.  What are you saying to your children during this time?  How can we prepare the next generation to be better equipped?  Follow us:  @818Brothers- Twitter  @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram  Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:01:05
May 31, 2020
Sports Betting, Bitcoin and Minneapolis
The Brothers are back for Episode 6, and we’ve brought a guest: Verb. Verb is a Jack of All Trades; Nursing Student, Social Activist, Podcast Host, Hip Hop Entrepreneur, Parent, and Sports Enthusiast. This week we skip the plan and discuss the killing of an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis. How this event compares to other killings of black people in the last few months, few years, few decades. Does the violence ever end? Additionally, we talk about crypto-currencies, sports betting and the music/entertainment industry. Make sure to tune in to hear about how his time in the military opened his eyes to the industry and what he has done since then. Question of the day: Name your top five comedians, living or dead. Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube Follow Verb: @mancave_verbandreel- Instagram
01:11:31
May 27, 2020
Education, Expectations and Malcolm
The Brothers are back for Episode 5, and we’ve brought a guest: JR. JR is a Middle School Dean of Students in Ontario. This week we are discussing Education. JR shares his perspective on the disproportionality of discipline amongst students of color in public school. The three of us discuss how education has changed in the last thirty years. Make sure to turn in to hear his story regarding the birth of his daughter (second week in a row). Question of the day: In honor of Malcolm X’s birthday, what words can you share regarding his impact and/or legacy?  Follow us: @818Brothers- Twitter @Brothersfromthe818- Instagram Brothers from the 818 – YouTube
01:07:47
May 20, 2020
FIrst Responders, Mother's Day and Fatherhood
The Brothers are back for Episode 4, and we’ve brought a guest: Erick. Erick is a Firefighter in Trenton, NJ. Erick joins in on the Covid-19 discussion from the viewpoint of a FIRST RESPONDER. The three of us discuss Mother’s Day and Fatherhood. Erick shares his perspective on Art imitating reality with an increasing number of trauma-based shows on television. Make sure to tune in to hear his story regarding the birth of his daughter. Question of the day: When is the last time you sat down and read a book? Follow us: @818Brothers - Twitter @Brothersfromthe818 - Instagram Brothers from the 818 - YouTube
01:12:30
May 13, 2020
Inside the Front Line, Health & Wellness
The Brothers are back for Episode 3, and we’ve brought a guest: Shanna. Shanna is a Physician’s Assistant for a number of hospitals and shares a unique perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic from the FRONT LINE. She shares with us tips on staying healthy during this crisis as well as maintaining wellness and balance in your life. Make sure to tune in to see what she has to say about Nagging Wives. Question of the day: How do you reset your perspective when your day is getting the better of you? Follow us: @818Brothers - Twitter @Brothersfromthe818 - Instagram Brothers from the 818 - YouTube
57:38
May 06, 2020
Strengths, Weaknesses and Positivity
The Brothers are back for Episode 2, and we've brought a guest: Minister Earnest.  This week we are discussing new developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.  The three of us engage in deep conversations regarding brotherhood, our responsibilities to our fellow man, and how to be an example for our families during this time.  Minister Earnest leads us on a discussion on how to create safe spaces for sharing since a lot of us aren't leaving the house during the day anymore.   Question of the day: What is your "goto" bible verse in your time of joy, trouble, or need? Follow us: @818Brothers - Twitter @Brothersfromthe818 - Instagram Brothers from the 818 - YouTube
01:09:41
April 29, 2020
Intros, Covid-19 and Politics
Episode 1 After years and years of talking about it, the Brothers from the 818 start their podcast.  In this episode we make our introductions, discuss our backgrounds, and our reasons for starting this podcast.  We discuss life in "shelter at home", government response to the pandemic, and how we've been affected by Covid-19.   Question of the day:  If you could choose one room in your house for everyone in your family to shelter in for one month, what room would it be and why?  What would bring in the room with you?  What would you remove, if anything, to make room? Follow us: @818Brothers - Twitter @Brothersfromthe818 - Instagram Brothers from the 818 - YouTube
01:01:22
April 22, 2020