The SpeakEasy Podcast
By Galen Pierre Phillips
The SpeakEasy Podcast is the epitome of calming heads prevailing. My platform will allow for different perspectives to be explored without the ridicule of going against what may be considered unpopular opinions. Sit back, relax, and Speak Easy.
Episode 31: Jada…Will You Not!
Thursday morning while I was getting ready to hit the road to Memphis, I opened up Google to read the news of the day. The first story I saw had a headlined that said, “Jada discusses sex, Will Smith, and other topics.” 🤦🏽♂️ At this moment I knew that this was going to be one of those, “glad I’m not him moments!” I read it and had to come to The SpeakEasy Family nest to open the discussion. When is enough enough when it comes to bringing other people into your relationship or marriage to this level? What does outside inclusion bring to the modern couple? These and other questions will be tackled as we react to this story.
November 01, 2021
Episode 30: Delusions Reached the Kids
Craziest shit I’ve seen on the Internet and I never thought that I would even be asking this but…should a teenage girl hold a teenage boy to the same financial standards that adult women hold adult men?
October 28, 2021
Episode 29: Self Reflections
There are moments in your life that will make or break you as a person, and when those moments are happening in live time, it’s hard to see the lesson at that very moment. Today, I SpeakEasy about what were my moments that made my change a perspective, or take a different viewpoint on a certain situation within life.
March 04, 2021
Episode 28: Ho The Line...
What if prostitution was legal? I ask some of the craziest questions, but I promise you that the point of view I’m bringing will make you think on a different level about the question. Tonight, we SpeakEasy about a 32 billion dollar a year business that in the coming years will be taxed and legalized in the coming of years...Prostitution and the effects legalizing it will have on the dating world as we know it.
March 02, 2021
Episode 27: Respeck
What is respect? This is a question where the answer can be subjective, as is the question, “what is love?” Free Agent NFL QB Cam Newton hosted a high school camp where he was trolled by a high school football player who participated in the camp. In an interaction between Cam and the teenager, Cam tried to school the kid, and instead of taking advice from someone who made it into where he’s trying to go, he squanders the opportunity to instead act cocky and showboat in front of campers. Was this an overreaction by me or is it a deeper issue? Today we SpeakEasy about respect or lack thereof.
February 25, 2021
Episode 26: What In DFS Is This?!
Shaina Bell, a mother in Ohio, left her three children in a hotel room while she went to work. The oldest child was nine years old. I’ve been getting a lot of messages about this topic, and I’ve also had side conversations to have different perspectives on this topic, so I decided to talk about it on wax. Tonight, we SpeakEasy and ask what are your thoughts about her leaving her kids at the hotel while she worked?
February 23, 2021
Episode 25: Corporate Risks
Climate has been an issue over the past week, and with more time at home for some, it makes the mind ponder about subject that usually go under the radar. My day and a half, I ended up thinking about how much does a corporation care about the safety of the workers they hire on. In six inches of snow, my place of employment wanted to know why I wasn’t staying the full day...it was four inches at that point! Today, we SpeakEasy as we ask the question, are you more willing to take risk for already built companies or your own?
February 18, 2021
Episode 24: Don’t Mess with Gorillas
In today’s society, all attention is seen as good attention, no matter how it makes you or anyone look within the aftermath of a post. This week, I’ve seen some of the craziest stuff in world with this newfound infatuation with Gorilla Glue! Today we SpeakEasy about the news that has been covered in the outcome of one decision.
February 12, 2021
Episode 23: Can We Say Rematch?
I think I’m speaking for a lot of us when I say that I was shocked to see the Super Bowl be so lopsided. Now, with Tom Brady winning his 7th ring, do you see them making it back to repeat their success next season? Do you see Patrick Mahomes on the same trajectory that you saw him on prior to the results of the game? Are there any times in each conference that can stop these two teams from meeting in the Super Bowl again? Today, we SpeakEasy with predictions for things to come in the upcoming 2021 Season.
February 09, 2021
Episode 22: Man...Hate Chips on Blacks
For every topic I talk about on this show, I make sure that it’s from a place of experience or extensive research on the topic. Over the weekend, I had a conversation with a woman that I wanted to break down to show you why I say that women are the detriment to themselves in certain aspects of their nature. High valued men have been going their own way for a long time now due to a multitude of issues that are on the surface that should be able to be talked about...Tonight is that night we SpeakEasy about why men are focusing on all things not relationship in 2021!
February 02, 2021
Episode 21: Black Ball
Growing up, I can think back to a time when I thought that I’d be a NFL or NBA player. Most High had other plans for me, after my growth stopped at 5’7, but I digress. There are many underlining issues in the two sports I love the most, but we’re going to look at College and Pro Football specifically. Is there racism in the coaching and front office ranks within the NFL? Is the lack of Black NFL Head Coach a byproduct of the lack of Black Head Coaches in College Football? Are Black Coordinators so few that it’s hindering the promotion of Black Coordinators becoming Head Coaches? Today, these are some of the questions we’ll SpeakEasy on among other issues that I find aren’t talked about enough also.
January 28, 2021
Episode 20: Who’s Going to Tampa?
Today is Sunday, and to some, today is a day of relaxation and recharge for the work week on Monday. However, for NFL lovers today is the day we find out who are the two best teams that will meet in Super Bowl in a couple of weeks! Today we SpeakEasy about the matchups, who has the advantage at key positions, and who I think will make it to the Super Bowl in Tampa!
January 24, 2021
Episode 19: Mediate Controller
My inspiration for this episode, called “Mediate Controller,” was from a question I asked myself while thinking of ideas for tonight’s episode. That question is, if there wasn’t any form of media, how would the public at large respond? That is a very interesting question to me because, honestly I think that well over 70% of people get their ideas and post from memes and ads that are ushered to you from all social media or mass media domains. If you’ve ever checked out a book I refer often, “Everybody Lies,” you’ll see just how often people go with the majority in public and go the opposite way when no one’s watching. Tonight, I want every listener to have an open mind as we SpeakEasy about what is the media’s role in influencing decisions and thoughts.
January 21, 2021
Episode 18: Whore House Social
Since the pandemic became dominant in every household around the world, many of the public took drastic measures to make ends meet. After reading an article published by The New York Times this morning, it broke down how most content creators on OnlyFans have been struggling despite what social media tells you. Tonight, we SpeakEasy about if OnlyFans is classified as a sustainable business model, and does it play on the vices that most people suffer from. We’re also touching on another epidemic that’s growing rapidly that not too many pay enough attention to for the widespread to matter!
January 19, 2021
Episode 17: First That, Now This
After going on a one month hiatus from everything involving social media and public speaking, I came across an article in Forbes that was stating that the Dow dropped over 100 points. Now everybody knows that the stock market isn’t always going to be up, but the ill informed responses and venom spewed towards people who do pay attention economics and investing was eye opening. That’s not even the main topic that brought me back to the podcast! Tonight, I decided to SpeakEasy about the events that have occurred since the last time we spoke...shit’s been crazy!
January 16, 2021
Episode 16: Entitled Spoils
James Harden will not be getting traded to the Warriors due to his entitlement, I decided to use this as a backdrop to discuss what I’ve noticed has become the mentality of a lot of people in today’s society. What is entitlement? Why do those who say “I know my worth” majority of the time end up with the spoils? Being confident and being entitled are two different things but attitude and mindset can carry a lot more than the things we deem to be entitled about. Tonight we SpeakEasy about what your ideologies and mindset say about you.
December 11, 2020
Episode 15: NBA Draft Winners and Losers/Scouting Science
SpeakEasy Fam, I wanted to get away from the hard topics and just have barber shop about a large majority’s favorite sport...Basketball of course! The draft has ended, and the good players have already signed their deals, so now it’s time for us as the public to hand out Paper Championships! Tonight we SpeakEasy about the NBA Draft, do we really know who’s going to be good in the draft or is it a lucky guess, and other offseason acquisitions
December 01, 2020
Episode 14: Parental Advisory
On my spare time, I like reading articles and watching YouTube videos to scope out the landscape of various topics talked about under the table and on the surface. One topic that I’ve noticed becoming a bigger question a lot of men are now asking themselves in open forums is, should a single mother be taken seriously in the dating world? With the MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement becoming bigger today, men are now focusing on success over going on date after date, investing time and money to something that has a 17% chance or less of working out. Today, we SpeakEasy, while answering the question, Should you take a single mother seriously while dating in today’s society? (Author of cited article referred to in this episode is Angela W. McShan - 10 Reasons Why Some Men Do Not Date Single Moms)
November 18, 2020
Episode 13: Less is More
Have you ever been around a person and thought, this is the best person you’re going to ever find? As time goes, and dopamine levels spike, the vibes are what you constantly crave. Your focuses matter less, your ambitions take a backseat, as this person consumes you. The question never comes into your mind, but it should be there from the beginning, how is this looking to the other person? Tonight, we SpeakEasy about why when you become clingy and dependent on another person, they almost always disappoint and take you for granted, how I’ve handled these situations before, and how I’d handle these situations now!
November 10, 2020
The SpeakEasy Podcast Election Edition
With the “American Ultimate Race” among us, I decided to release an episode to discussion the different mindsets of people who vote or don’t vote, why people should stop acting like a lynch mob when there’s a disagreement on the political topics. Honestly, you may have some words for me after this, and that’s fine lol but today we SpeakEasy about voting truths, my thoughts on the subject of elections, and why I’ve lost many friends and family ties during this Election!
November 03, 2020
Bonus Ep: Crossed Barriers
While working on the album, I came across the situation involving Black Ink Chicago cast member Ryan Henry and his best friend. This was wild man, but also something that happens more commonly than it should. Tonight, for a bonus episode, we SpeakEasy about morals and code. Do they still exist or are we just doing whatever?🤔
October 27, 2020
Episode 12: Horo Vision
They say that Astrology was the first discipline in the world’s origin, so me ignoring the idea of the constellation being so prevalent, this was a topic I had to carefully research. What were the inspirations behind each sign and symbol? How major was Egyptian, Greek, and other mythologies in the role of zodiac signs and symbols? The search for these answers tied the loose ends I’ve always found within Zodiac Signs. Today we SpeakEasy about horoscopes, and if they truly have validity in everyday life and personalities.
October 17, 2020
Episode 11: Peaks and Valleys
We’ve all been to the point where we feel like we’ve reached a peak with something, but ended up barely scratching the surface in hindsight. That’s me now with investing in Wall Street. I’ve made so many mistakes along the way, and I want to share those with everyone! Saving someone from making those same ones I’ve made, could help the next person grow financially, or at least research to help other become knowledgeable. 2020 is definitely the year that opened my eyes to many things of value, finances being a major priority. Tonight we SpeakEasy about the peaks and valleys that comes with a well diverse portfolio.
October 13, 2020
Episode 10: The Insecure “Jones” From Passion
Have you ever had a “Jones,” for something that you’re passionate about, but you were afraid to share it with people close to you? Scared of the judgement or ridicule you may receive due to them not seeing your vision the way that you do. That is where the title “The Insecure Jones from Passion” stems from! Using the Issa and Lawrence dynamic from “Insecure,” and the Darius and Nina dynamic from “Love Jones,” you can see what the act of building on your passions are all about. Tonight, we SpeakEasy, while asking the questions, where is the proper placement of passion in your life, and how do personal relationships with friends or significant others affect your passions and gifts.
October 08, 2020
Episode 9: N.B.L.M.A.
They say that everything happens in threes, and then 2020 hits! Between the pandemic, social wars, and the job market furloughs, many companies and organizations attempted to capitalize on backing these causes. The NBA took it a step further and now in the biggest stage for their company, The NBA Finals, have the lowest ratings since 1994! Why you ask🤔? Tonight we SpeakEasy on public perceptions and private realities.
October 06, 2020
Episode 8: Salt Bayed
How much is too much for a date? As I was reading various stories this morning, I came across an article about #SaltBae and a local twerker. This wasn’t the part that brought about the question asked above. The person this twerker was on a date with a guy who just spent $1695 ON DINNER!😵😵😵 Tonight we SpeakEasy about Simp Brothers and their misguided roads.
October 01, 2020
Episode 7: The Plot Thickens (Special Guest: Stephanie Peterson)
With so many different situations going on in 2020 as a whole, I’ve been wanting to bring comedic relief while touching on real topics. This episode, my sister and I were sitting around were sitting around talking about Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion, after Tory’s new album released Friday (that mug fye btw 🔥🔥🔥). During this discussion, we are SpeakIngEasy about microwave relationship culture, obsessions with PDA, which gender loves more sincere, etc.
September 29, 2020
Episode 6: It’s a Thin Line...
I’ve been seeing so much commentary on the Cardi B and Offset divorce situation, so I decided to use this story as the backdrop for a deeper issue I see based off both sides people are taking. Is marriage truly the goal? Are THOTS marriage material? (Spoiler Alert! I’ve attached a woman’s prospective to my dialogue at the 39 minute mark!) Tonight we SpeakEasy about Relationships
September 24, 2020
Episode 5: NBA Blind Resumes (Special Guest: Deadly Force)
I want you to think of your favorite NBA Player at each position...Now ask yourself, if you didn’t know that player’s name, would you still pick that player if you only knew stats and not the media narratives and awards that are voted on by the media? This episode, Deadly Force and I SpeakEasy about perceived narratives and do they equate with what’s actually happening.
September 22, 2020
Episode 4: The Truman Effect
If you’ve ever watched the 1998 film, “The Truman Show,” then you know the many depths of conversations that can be formed from this masterpiece. Is it really far fetched to believe that a lot of things we know were manufactured? Tonight we SpeakEasy about mind control.
September 17, 2020
Episode 3: Mogul Motivations
Being an entrepreneur is hard work in itself but when you’re unaware of how great of a gift you have to take that risk in order to accomplish each goal, it begins to weigh on you. I made this episode to have discussions with other business owners to share ideas and build confidence in each other. Tonight we SpeakEasy about Mogul Motivations
September 15, 2020
Episode 2: The Goods and Bad, Sex Can Drive
Family values are essential in generational growth, but are we setting a good example for the future leaders of tomorrow? We sharing laughs while we Speak Easy on a topic we all can relate to in our own way!
September 10, 2020
Episode 1: The Race War Investments
Based off of a situation that happened to me last Wednesday, I decided to touch on a topic that highly controversial, yet prevalent in today’s climate! We Speaking Easy about Race!
September 08, 2020
The SpeakEasy Podcast Official Trailer
The SpeakEasy Podcast officially premieres Monday September 7th! I’m excited and grateful for all of the support with this move and promise bring well thought out content that we can have healthy dialogue with!
September 01, 2020