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The Buddy Mix

The Buddy Mix

By Buddy Mix
Each week, buddies Jeffrey and Maya take a deep dive into the smorgasbord of current cultural and political affairs on everyone’s lips. There will be laughs! There will be tears! There will be a death drop (or 5)! And there will also be perfectly curated music recommendations for your aural fixation. You can find our running playlist here: spotify:playlist:60XHFvmE1wt8INSSzw4jho
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Find Me a Find, Catch Me a Catch
This week, we're bringing back "It's Getting Weird" for a special US Congress Edition. We remember Congressman John Lewis and try to forget some of the more questionable tributes made to him by his fellow members of Congress. We also discuss the *colorful* language used by Rep. Ted Yoho, and why AOC continues to be a politician we would stan if we subscribed to stan culture. Then, it's the show on everyone's lips these days: we share our thoughts on the latest Netflix sensation "Indian Matchmaking", and break down our experiences with culturally-informed dating practices and take comments from you, the listeners, on this topic. And as always, some more music to spice up those summer playlists. 
July 28, 2020
The Diva Is An Aries
The Buddy Mix started out of Jeffrey and Maya’s love for music. On the podcast, we’ve chatted minutes away discussing our favorite modern-day music moments. On the playlist, we’ve created a 3-hour (and counting) sonic soundscape fit for any mood. On this episode, we go back in time - through 32 of the greatest divas in pop music - and choose THE one. These ladies have fed the children with bops, head-turning fashion, and memes. How far will your fave get in our bracket?
July 21, 2020
Yikes Sis, You're Cancelled!
This week, Jeffrey and Maya discuss the Harper's Magazine letter, #Goyaway, and talk about what Cancel Culture™ really means. Is it necessary? Is it effective? How do we balance out own personal values when people or things we love or depend on are the ones getting cancelled? Speaking of love, we dish on how our we've been navigating matters of the heart while in quarantine, and weigh in on our favorite dating show, Dating Around. And as always, some more songs for your playlist, plus a special guest submission from our good friend Marques Ross. Want to submit a song to be featured in next week's edition of the Buddy Mix? Our DMs are open! 
July 14, 2020
Political Par-teas
America (and Canada) were never great and things aren't looking so great for the future either. On this week's episode, we discuss our cross-border experiences with Canada Day and American Independence Day. We also introduce a new segment, "It's Getting Weird," inspired by the master shade thrower Nene Leakes, where we chat about Kanye West's endeavor for political "Power" and the out of *left* field Tik Tok sensation that is Claudia Conway. Plus, new playlist additions which would make solid national anthem replacements. 
July 9, 2020
A Very Quarantine Birthday
On this episode, we celebrate Jeffrey's birthday the best way we know how: by donating to various organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community, and and getting slightly tipsy while we play the Drag Race Drinking Game (made by Reddit user keanehoody). We finish off the episode and Pride Month by adding our favorite Pride Anthems to the playlist. 
June 30, 2020
Queering the World (ft. Jad El Tal)
This episode is dedicated to Sara Hegazy, an Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who passed away last week as a result of PTSD stemming from the trauma she endured while in prison. We will remember her and may she rest in power. On this episode, we sit down with gentleman, scholar, and Normani stan Jad (@JadElTal) for another edition of "Girlfriend, You Are So On". We discuss what queer culture looks like around the world and how to participate in Pride Month while continuing to support the movement for Black lives in the middle of a global pandemic. We also catch up on the latest seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race and talk about what worked, what didn't, and what we're expecting to see on All Stars 5. Finally, Jad helps us curate some songs for the playlist this week! 
June 23, 2020
Police, Protests, and Pride
Are you looking for more ways to support the movement for Black lives? You've come to the right stop! On this week's episode, Jeffrey and Maya talk about where we've been donating, what we've been reading, and how we've been marching to show solidarity to the community. Being part of the queer community, we also have a candid chat about the evolution of our identities and what Pride month means to us. As well as what Pride parades (and a world) would look like without police. Maybe more of that love thang? And as always, some new jams for your playlist - this week fine-tuned for Pride! 
June 17, 2020
Black Lives Matter Part 2 (ft. Marques Ross)
It's part two of our sit down with Marques! In this second half, we talk about our experiences as students at predominately white institutions. Also, it's June and that means it's Pride month.  Marques talks about that oh-so universal experience for so many LGBT+ people of color: feeling stuck in between the queer community and your ethnic community. How does one celebrate both? 
June 16, 2020
Black Lives Matter ft. Marques Ross (Part 1/2)
In the first half of this week's episode, Jeffrey and Maya are joined by one of their best buddies: the brown-cow stunning, Marques! Together we tackle the subject of police brutality and several other issues of racial injustice that have ignited waves of protest across the world. Plus, we offer advice on how to get involved in anti-racist work (and how not to) by examining our own actions, as well as those of celebrities and corporations. And as always we're enriching your playlist, this time with double the amount of new music!  Visit us on Instagram, @thebuddymix, for some anti-racist resources! 
June 10, 2020
Opening Track
It’s the first episode of The Buddy Mix! Each week, buddies Jeffrey and Maya take a deep dive into the smorgasbord of current cultural and political affairs on everyone’s lips. There will be laughs! There will be tears! There will be a death drop (or 5)! And there will also be perfectly curated music recommendations for your aural fixation. This week, we discuss instances of racism that have impacted our communities and sent shockwaves through the music industry, and talk about what hobbies we’ve taken up to pass the time during quarantine.
June 2, 2020