Chocolate & Chai

Chocolate & Chai

By ChocolateandChai
Lester Greene (African-American) and Art Shrian (Indian-American) - two friends from two very different backgrounds, connect and chat about TV, films, entertainment, life, culture, and more.
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Art/Lester on hiatus; Art in India; Lester in Sundance movie/Barry Jenkins; Art directs first movie
Art & Lester on hiatus; Lester in Sundance movie; Art in India filming; Lester works with Barry Jenkins; Art & Lester post production on Red is My Color plus teaser project; Art directs first movie
13:50
March 5, 2020
Art in ATL; all about Atlanta; places and things to do in ATL; people to know in Atlanta
Atlanta Creators Conference, Chocolate & Chai NEW Production Company; Van Miller International; Lester Greene Billboard for Why Did I Become a Model
27:53
February 26, 2020
Art/Lester talk casting and auditioning; the power of self-taping; pay for play
Casting and auditioning; self-taping; pay for play; finding the right actor for the job; talent isn’t everything; auditioning is performing; our first production Red is My Color; Art in Atlanta
38:49
February 20, 2020
Oscars 2020 shocking surprises, Eminem’s look, Parasite kills, Steve Martin and Chris Rock chemistry
Oscars 2020 surprises, Eminem’s new look, Common versus Eminem, Rap versus Oscars, Parasite kills, Steve Martin and Chris Rock chemistry, Colored people seen not heard, Oscar acceptance speeches, Brad Pitt’s new lease on life, Renee Zellweger thanks agents, Laura Dern’s heroes, 50 Cent’s Hollywood Walk of Fame, Power
47:04
February 13, 2020
Living Single vs Friends; the lack of representation of colored people on screen
Art and Lester discuss Joaquin Phoenix and his shocking speech; Living Single vs Friends; systemic racism; Gabrielle Union being fired on America’s Got Talent; Gabrielle Union vs Terry Crews vs Nick Cannon; The Masked Singer; racial discrimination; token casting; Married With Children, Everybody Loves Raymond; The Big Bang Theory; Frazier; How I Met Your Mother
47:04
February 5, 2020
Up close and personal with Art & Lester
Get up close and personal with Art and Lester. Hear about there week and year so far. Lester is on a billboard; Art shares about his experience with pitching to Hollywood execs/stars; Storytelling; Following your dreams and goals; The sudden demise of Kobe; Art and Lester talk about their personal struggles; Art left his job making six figures; Art filming in India; Art and Lester introduce their collaborators: Daniel Guillaro, Miles Neiman (The Georgia Hollywood Review), Juan Londono, Zach Sheram - If you’re interested in collaborating with us, please reach out on social media @artshrian & @greene_lester or email us at chocolateandchai11@gmail.com
44:48
January 30, 2020
SAG Awards 2020 wins/snubs; State of Diversity in Hollywood.
Remembering Martin Luther King; Art’s incredible experiences talking to David Oyelowo, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Deniro, Art’s “MyNewYorkEye” and Tribeca Film Festival; Lester collaborates with Miles Neiman of the Georgia Hollywood Review; Lester and Art discuss current state of diversity in Hollywood.
44:38
January 23, 2020
11 must watch TV shows of 2019 and Oscar noms of 2020!
We talk about the top 11 television shows of 2019, Art’s awkward interaction with Hollywood star Rami Malek, and the Oscar nominations/snubs!
59:48
January 16, 2020
The 19 must watch movies of 2019!
Art and Lester recap the Golden Globes and they discuss the 19 must watch movies of 2019: Avengers: Endgame, Black and Blue, Bombshell, Dolemite Is My Name, Gemini Man, Late Night, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, Parasite, Pain And Glory, Queen & Slim, Shazam!, Sorry To Bother You, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Irishman, Uncut Gems, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, and Werewolf Ninja Philosopher.
1:04:16
January 8, 2020
Chocolate and Chai - Introduction
Introducing podcast hosts Art Shrian and Lester Greene discussing their backgrounds, what the podcast is about, New Year plans/resolutions, etc.
25:17
December 31, 2019