This episode we sit down with Culese Lee to talk about the untold side of the cannabis industry. We hear about his path in the field, the ins and outs of the business, as well as get a few tips from Culese about how to potentially set up a career in cannabis.
On this episode, we begin by discussing the incredible film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and some of its themes of gentrification and displacement. Then, we have a conversation with Keith Jouganatos and Mike Diamond about the consequences of keeping culture out of venues and night clubs, how to work toward inclusivity in the Sacramento community, the Goldfield Trading Post incident, and much more.
On this episode, we link with funk/soul artist Troy Jagan aka The Jungle, to talk his latest EP WATT+KARL. He shares his early musical inspirations with us, how he transitioned from studying law to releasing music, and the consequences of being "boxed in." We also learn how WATT+KARL came together, along with the inspiration, process, and team behind it.
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In a continuation of the previous episode, we spend time with "Super Emily" as she takes her last dose of chemotherapy.
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This week we sit down with Brodi Nicholas, Founder of One At A Time. We explore how his neighbor inspired him to help children fighting life threatening illnesses, the three year anniversary of the non-profit organization, and redefining wealth through this entire journey. Finally, Brodi invites us to a party for Super Emily, a child that was sponsored by One At A Time. This one is sure to warm your heart.
Come back next time as we cover Super Emily's last dose of chemo!
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we are joined by Quinton Lightbourne, Certified Financial Planner. We get the story of Quinton’s entry into the field, the role of a CFP, and how to spot a good investment. Then, we get into how those who may have acquired debt can begin to save for a retirement, how we can promote positive financial health in Black communities, and how to manage guilty pleasure spending. We close discussing the non-availability of financial resources in low income areas, discrimination in his field, and Day One shoutouts. If you're getting to the bag (or not) this is one for you.
This week, Desiderata joins us (6:48) to take us along on her journey as a professional wrestler. We learn about her process of choosing a wrestling school and the pathways available for aspiring stars(19:00), how she developed her in ring style(26:30), and what makes an entertaining match(34:38). Next, she shares the inspiration behind her name(38:47), some wild stories from the road(42:27), and how she began her other career as an MMA fighter(53:18). To end the show, she lets us know who her dream opponent is(1:02:30) and gives some love to her Day Ones.
This week on Day Ones we’re joined by Lili Avila(2:31), project and public relations manager at Unseen Heroes. On this episode, we learn a bit about how she got started on the path of community and event planning, including her history with social justice and how this translated into doing community work in China (10:30), and how she fell back in love with Sacramento after college and international work (13:26). From here, Lili shares with us more information about Unseen Heroes and their exciting relationship with the city of Sacramento, and what her role consists of with the company(19:36). To end, we talk the social justice climate in Sacramento(35:19), self-care(46:47), and The Bachelor(1:02:57).
Along the way we also talk about equity vs equality, Oxford commas, skin care, and a whole lot more!
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we begin by discussing Steven Spielberg’s crusade against streaming services, and why that mission is completely damaging. Then, we pull out a lost episode from the vaults for ya’ll where we sit down with DeShuna Spencer, creator of KweliTV, a video streaming service that celebrates movies, TV, children’s programming, and much, much more from the African Diaspora. She walks us through how KweliTV was founded and what the process of starting a streaming platform is like. Next, she shares with us the content from her childhood that may have inspired her. After that she tells us how the content is selected to be on KweliTV, what the future of her company is, and of course we end by spreading love to our guest’s Day Ones. All this and a whole lot more to digest!
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we kick off by giving love to Barry Jenkins’ latest masterpiece, If Beale Street Could Talk. We share our thoughts on the film artistically and thematically, which leads to a discussion on the endurance of black people searching for love. We end up diving into our own personal experiences as black men navigating through relationships, and our own obstacles we've had to sort through to become healthy humans.
We analyze our views of love growing up versus how that compared to reality(10:00). Then, DJ and Hanee of the Both Sides Podcast join us to share stories of their journey together and they let us pick their brains on the joy of black love(19:25). Next, Storyteller Tone and Justin discuss breakups, how racism infiltrates relationships(39:30), what our healing processes have been like after a break up(58:20) and give our picks for our "Sad Nigga Playlist" (1:07:20). To close, we review the different types of apps (as only we can) so you don't have to, exchange random dating stories, and what finding a healthy relationship looks like(1:24:20).
All this, and somehow we talk fetishizing, cuckolding(insert wide-eyed emoji), the fine line of being "comfortable" in a relationship, identity, holding unnecessary burden, why Justin isn't making anymore "toxic" love songs, and much much more. This might be one of our most personal episodes yet, so we hope you can enjoy and gain a new perspective. Feel free to hit us up and share your own perspectives, as well as to challenge us!
This week on Day Ones Podcast, we begin by talking about our favorite athletes to “hate watch.” You’ll have to listen to see where the conversation ends up. Sorry Russ. Then, Jasmine Baxter, ESPN lead editor and producer, stops by(8:00) to discuss her journey to Bristol. We talk editing programs(11:00), she walks us through a day at work and the content she creates at Sportscenter(13:36), followed by what the creative control of an editor/producer is like (22:45). Next she fills us in on her editing style(28:48), how she sees directing and editing working together(30:48), and the pet peeves of her craft(35:15). To close the show, she shares the challenges that she’s faced as an editor(39:10), her inspirations(48:42), the process of interviewing- along with the amazing story of when she was hired(1:00:20). Of course, there are plenty of other jewels here, so we hope you'll find them all!
As you’re reading this, over 30,000 LAUSD teachers are set to strike in the country’s second largest school district. This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we begin by heading out on the scene and investigating the reasons they’re taking a stand. Then, we have elementary educator Ryan Almazan join us (9:18) and we dive into day one of his journey as a teacher. We talk about his teaching philosophy and how it was developed(17:30), “performance based teaching vs. relational teaching” (29:30) and times he bombed it as a teacher(30:50). Next, we discuss public schools “vs” charter schools (34:15), he shares his thoughts on what would improve education(44:12), and the impact he wants to have on the field(51:19). I definitely left a bunch out because it’s an episode packed with gems and content, so we hope you learn something new!
2018 is coming to an end, so we thought we’d reflect on the year as only the Day Ones Podcast can. We get into our biggest surprises and disappointments of the year(1:25). Then, we move into our favorite TV(24:37), music(34:19), and films(52:23) of the year. Of course along the way, we end up taking some entertaining detours. We wind down the episode by inviting some folks to witness the spirit of growth(55:47) and sharing our personal highlights and growth that we’ll be bringing with us into 2019(1:06:35). Happy New Year, be safe and have some Henny for us.
Day Ones Podcast is back with the season 2 premiere! We (@storytellertone & @justinandthehonorednone) begin the episode by previewing the growth that we have in store for season 2. Then, Antonio fills us in on all of the ways he’s been spending his time since the last season wrapped(8:57), including some acting roles and insight on releasing his latest short film. We then get into what Justin has been up to, which includes the process of working on his album and a looming teacher strike (21:24). We wrap up by summoning a certain spirit and inviting some folks to the function(36:10).
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we celebrate our season finale *hits airhorn* We begin by discussing our summer lessons(2:00), which lead to us having conversations around Terrace House, natural hair care, broken theories, cognac, complicit racism, risk vs. investment, and more. Next, we reflect on the first season(23:33) of the podcast and share some outtakes from the archive. Then, we finally tell the story of our experience with "Grandma Death" and a persistent exotic dancer(32:35). To close out the season, we look to the future(48:00) and talk about what we'll be working on independently, what is in store for season 2 of the show, and give some love to the Day Ones Podcast Day Ones. A huge thank you to all our listeners for rockin with us this season. We'll be back and glowed up soon. Until then, hit us up @storytellertone @justinandthehonorednone and stay real.
This week on Day Ones, we (Justin and the Honored None and Storyteller Tone) check in, and end up giving each other some fairly random Netflix suggestions. Keno joins(14:35) and he shares with us how he began his path as a hip hop artist in Salinas and a member of theZOO, forming the duo The Otherside(29:05) and experiencing 2nd Saturday(36:10). Next, we get the stories behind his Sleeping Giant(47:10) and For Those Who are Still Sleeping projects(53:55), we reflect on memorable tour stories(1:00:00), and dig deep about his writing process(1:05:35). To close, Keno tells us how he began as a visual artist and collecting comic books(1:12:25), drops some advice for artists(1:23:07) and gives his day one shoutouts(1:27:07).
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we kick the show off by discussing the paradox of choice. Then, HOF Mom/event coordinator Rose Rasmussen joins us(6:59). We talk about her early learning experiences(13:12), containing excitement for an idea while going through the creating process(16:02), and how "failing forward" has been useful in her work(17:30). Next, we talk about navigating through a creative funk(22:32) self care and meditation (27:57), and how to have more gender inclusivity in her space(32:48). To close we talk about developing a relationship with city officials(39:34), if there's any time to appreciate the work that goes into a successful event(44:55), upcoming HOF events(47:23), and of course, gives some love to her day ones(53:29). HOFisbetter.com ig: @rosesarereal #HOFGALA tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hof-gala-ace-of-spades-tickets-46532697551 Follow us: @dayonespodcast
This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we give our quick insight on Drake's new album Scorpion, as only we can. Then, we welcome TV One producer, Shakira Hedgpeth to Day Ones(15:35). We get into the beginning of her journey in media, including her work in radio, field research, sales, and ultimately her path to producing at TV One(20:39). We discuss her role as a producer (35:57), if her position affects how she consumes TV as a casual viewer (38:36), and if the streaming era plays into producing shows(41:00). Next she lets us know how we can better support women in media (43:40), she gives advice to underrepresented groups to break into her field(48:48) and we talk finding a voice in media (52:40). To close, she shares future goals(1:03:15) and gives a shoutout to her day ones (1:07:51). All this and a whole lot more!
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This week on the Day Ones Podcast, we welcome DJ J Hernandez(6:34). We discuss his early background with Djing(12:14), the first time he botched a wedding(14:27) and what it's like spinning at a bad event(20:03). We get into universally enjoyed songs(23:32), the preparation for and feeling after a successful event(25:43), and his influences(31:53). He shares with us his opinion on the effect of technology on DJing(35:10), his pet peeves(37:38), and what it's like experiencing a bad DJ on a night off(43:10). To close, we talk trial and error for routines(46:40), his future plans(51:20), and advice for upcoming DJs (54:40).
This week on The Day Ones Podcast, we sit down with the creators of the first annual WakandaCon(6:24). They share with us how the idea of WakandaCon came about(8:23), the importance of afrofuturism(11:37), and why Chicago was chosen as the home of the convention(15:36). Next, we discuss why and how non POC have an investment in the convention(18:52), how the areas of focus for the convention were selected(21:28), and they share with us the lessons they learned about themselves during the creation(28:02). We close the show by getting a peek at the programming the convention will offer(31:58) and with day one shoutouts(33:50).
Get your passes and more info at wakandacon2018.com
This week on The Day Ones Podcast, we're back with a mini episode of sorts. We share some breaking news on the state of the podcast and give a little insight into other projects to come.
Then, we share an interview(?) we stumbled upon with "The Lazy Luchador"(6:14). It's a small look at some of the random sh*t that happens when we're recording an episode.
With just a few episodes left in season 1, please continue to pass the podcast to your friends and hit us with a rating on whatever service you use to listen!
This week Antonio and Justin check in and share stories of using mindfulness in unexpected places. Then, artist/dancer/martial artist/producer Ru ARE YOU joins us(5:30) to share his background in Taekwondo, using mindfulness across his art forms(9:20), and his eventual transition into music, dancing, and producing(11:24). Next, we discuss having respect for the creative process(27:20), his first tour with LMFAO (32:27), and adjusting to tour life(36:35). He shares about his experience with Quest Crew and how he overcame an injury to help contribute to winning America’s Best Dance Crew (38:57). Next, we talk about the growth he went through while being on Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour(44:26), its influence on his perspective of live shows(53:15), and putting on his Transition concert(56:15). Last, he fills us in on lessons learned from his time in the industry, forming the collective Awesome Awesome Shxt(62:37), and he fills us in on his upcoming projects.
On this episode of The Day Ones Podcast, we start with Antonio sharing his new idea to get the YouTube bag. Then, artist Travis Cuellar joins us(3:45) and we discuss the influences on him becoming an artist, attending FIDM for graphic design, and the Bay Area's impact on his artistry(12:12). He shares with us how producing his own music effects his visual art (13:28), how he learned the process of creating(20:15), and the tricky relationship between business and art(22:22), with a JaVale McGee story sprinkled in. Next we talk collaborating(28:47) and his ideal environment when creating(33:04). The last half of the show(36:50) we get into how he linked with Da$h and Retch through his art,
moving to Long Beach, and winning a national design competition. To close, we discuss his time living in SD(52:09), his first major Chicago art show(56:55), working with Atlantic in NY, Interscope and Diamond Supply(1:02:23) and more.
This week on Day Ones, we start by pausing in a moment of appreciation, and share a story of how Alina Baraz came to be a Day One in spirit. Then, Myk Blauuw joins us(5:26) and we discuss the history behind starting ATF Radio on KDVS(7:30), how Second Saturday influenced his relationship with Sacramento hip hop(13:30), and his favorite music releases from the city(22:57). Next, he shares his memories of ATF’s final episode(32:25), building friendships during the show’s run(35:15) and the importance of Marie’s Donuts(37:30). To close, we transition to his post graduate work in connecting cultures internationally(44:55), his work with Shaolin Jazz and experience interviewing Large Professor(58:31), and he fills us in on his upcoming brainchild 2AM Donuts(61:41). It’s a jam packed episode with a ton of gems for you to enjoy.
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This week we kick things off on The Day Ones Podcast by looking ahead to the robot takeover, before our guest Perry Porter joins us(5:51). We discuss how he got his start making music and painting(7:01), current music (12:28), and critiquing art as an artist (14:45). The conversation transitions to the business side of art (16:10), Sleep Steady and working on tracks for UFC 2(18:01), and legalized marijuana(23:21). We close by talking conspiracy theories (26:20), his future ventures (31:45), and his album Channel Surfing (35:52).
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This week on the Day Ones Podcast we welcome Pyerse Dandridge(6:12) where he shares with us the inspiration behind writing his book, Subprime Felon. He tells us about the unfortunate incident that led him to prison(11:28), how this altered his goals and way of life(16:02) and the camaraderie he encountered while serving his time (24:28).We discuss his writing process in prison(32:58), therapy options for inmates
(36:12), and if prison is portrayed accurately (43:40) by the media. We end with talking prison labor (48:15) and changes he would make to the prison system(54:00). This episode is sponsored by the Super Saiyan energy expelled from Swag Surfin.
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This week on Day Ones we welcome Melissa Quinones(6:55). She shares about the inspiration behind her choice to enter the media industry(8:15), her early days working at Fox, BET, and the Wendy Williams Show(16:00), and her personal creative projects (22:15). We ask about her perspective as a Woman of Color in the space(27:15), her experience living in China (32:20), and how to make more space for conscious television(40:59). We end by discussing how men can support women in media(44:48), sifting through the wide variety of content in the current age(48:45), and what inspires her personal projects(61:45) All this, and a whole lot more!
This week on Day Ones, we talk with former Colorado Springs police officer Trey Johnson (3:38) about when he decided to pursue law enforcement (4:03), if his desire to be a cop was affected by being Black (5:02), and if his view of cops was changed before vs after his experience (6:17). We talk about whether or not academy training was useful (9:39), the perception of him as a black cop by others (12:59) and how cops and communities can better coexist(16:59). He shares with us misconceptions about police work (25:00) and about self care during his time on the force (33:45). Next, we discuss media that accurately depicts cops (34:47), the blue code (39:40), and why he decided to leave the force(43:24). We end the show by exploring how he would fix the prison system (45:42) and he gives his Day One shoutouts (48:40).
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This week on Day Ones we welcome Kids Club International founder Ty Hendricks. With us she shares about her college experience at Lincoln University(7:15), the inspiration behind starting KCI(13:33) and her first experience overseas (16:46). We ask about the process of starting a non-profit organization and how listeners can get involved(19:04), future plans for KCI(26:50), and she explains the importance of providing aid internationally as well as domestically(29:19). We close by discussing the energy in the group(31:27), and she tells us the lessons she’s learned about herself since founding the organization(33:40). This episode is sponsored by Bro Talk Live!
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We’re back with another episode of Day Ones! We get right into the OJ confession interview, in which he included an absurd amount of references to someone named Charlie? This leads to us discussing the upcoming movie “Sorry to Bother You”, and code switching and its use in our daily lives(9:10). We share our affinity for movie companies Annapurna Films and A24 (27:50) and Antonio tells why he has a problem with a certain deadpan actress (33:05).We end the show by checking in about our self-care regimens, and get into how making conscious decisions and meditation have impacted us(41:36). This episode is sponsored by the black men head nod.
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This week on Day Ones, Antonio and I(Justin and the Honored None) are joined by Alexis Small, creator of the animated series “Judge Khalil” (6:04) for an enlightening episode in which we discuss the inspiration of childhood cartoons and the process of creating an animated show from scratch. Then, Alexis shares how listeners can get involved with the show (15:27), the real life connection to the show's characters, the structure of the series(19:07) and her future plans(27:09). We close by discussing current TV shows(33:15) and with Alexis giving love to her Day Ones(38:37). It’s another wonderful story that we hope you’ll be inspired by! This episode is sponsored by the money we saved last week.
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This week on Day Ones Podcast, Antonio(@storytellertone) and I (Justin and the Honored None) welcome hip hop producer Jackson Nakanishi to the show(2:27). We ask him about early inspiration, and the learning curve that comes with being self taught. Next, he drops some gems about creating in spite of the odds and developing his sound(7:09). We discuss his God Shammgod album(11:59), creating around a theme, and how film colors his production(14:56). We speak about the favorite songs he’s produced(17:57), including work with Illecism, Krondon, Denmark Vessey, and myself, and he breaks some news about what he’s working on currently. To close the show, we talk the NBA(22:54), movies(25:53)- including a bit of stanning over Paul Thomas Anderson, and more! It’s an ill episode that we hope you’ll enjoy! This episode is sponsored by Peter Quistgard: the unsung hero of music, and Wanderlust.
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Peace ya’ll, me (Justin and the Honored None) and Antonio (@StorytellerTone) decided to double up this week because of course, we wanted to get our takes off about Black Panther. We’ll be back next week with our first guest of the season(and ever!!), but for now, we chat about the brilliance of Ryan Coogler and the Women of Wakanda(1:23). We get into the film’s fit in the Marvel Universe(10:57), Ludwig’s score and other touches that enhanced the ‘world’ of Wakanda(16:49). From here, we talk about Killmonger and the role of violence and rage in Black Revolution(24:57), my annoyance with the fetishization of black trauma(32:08), and the importance of supporting our causes with money(35:47). We close out by talking black superheroes(38:02), the value of representation(41:32) and making change by redirecting the Black dollar(46:05). This episode is sponsored by Shaquille O’Neal’s “Steel” -and anyone who bought it, and the spirit of J-5(RIP!)
This week on the first episode of Day Ones Podcast, Antonio(@storytellertone) and I (Justin and the Honored None), kick things off by discussing the journey of our friendship and how that led us to creating this show. We talk meeting in high school and the role black identity played in our experience(1:50). From there, we discuss how we decided on colleges/career paths, the pressure of being some of the first people to attend(12:01), our run ins with the cops together(23:40) and Antonio shares about the process of creating “In the Life of Tone”(26:18). The second half of the show has us talking about post college regrets, TUS, cocaine wielding nurses(30:41), and our creative processes in making films and music(38:12). This episode is sponsored by Unbeknownst(yea Antonio, you sponsoring this one lol) Hamburger Helper- “the classy struggle meal”, and my great grandma’s potato salad.