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iSee109

By Larry Wiggs II

A native Angeleno who traveled the globe has begun to recount his experiences around the world. The curious serendipitous occurrence of finding the numbers 109 dominates his podcast content. Check it out! This ain’t your average podcast.
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이건 내 이야기 ​​야.
이건 내 이야기 ​​야.
한국말 조금 할 줄 알아요. I talk about my Korean language learning journey.
26:56
December 01, 2022
ReCap for New Listeners
ReCap for New Listeners
I retell my 109 stories for new listeners. I also incorporate the Anchor tools to improve the quality of my podcast. I hope you enjoy it. 
49:49
November 30, 2022
Black Free Thinking
Black Free Thinking
Listen to two Black men discuss some issues in our society. We don't have the answers, but we certainly have control over our minds. 
22:14
November 29, 2022
Connecting The Dots -- Paul Revere Williams & Killa Twan
Connecting The Dots -- Paul Revere Williams & Killa Twan
Did you know Paul Revere Williams designed the Nickerson Garden projects where Killa Twan grew up? Who is Paul Revere Williams? Williams was an architect who is known for designing many homes and businesses around Los Angeles, most notably, the Theme Building at LAX. Who is Killa Twan? Twan is a rapper and was one of Nipsey Hussle's rap partners.
11:43
November 03, 2022
Talking with Big Mike about Various Topics
Talking with Big Mike about Various Topics
I called Big Mike and he shared his thoughts on various topics. 
14:58
October 31, 2022
My Grandfather's Beginnings
My Grandfather's Beginnings
I am sharing this for Tashyra Harris. 
15:43
October 11, 2022
White Lives Matter!
White Lives Matter!
Jamaul and I talk about Kanye West.
20:13
October 07, 2022
Chips Story -- William Ellis' Great Great Nephew
Chips Story -- William Ellis' Great Great Nephew
I left out the details, but hopefully, the story is intriguing, fun and not so difficult to follow. 
14:25
October 05, 2022
The Strange Career of William Ellis -- The Texas Slave Who Became A Mexican Millionaire
The Strange Career of William Ellis -- The Texas Slave Who Became A Mexican Millionaire
This is the story about how I met Robert "Chip" Williams -- great great nephew of William Ellis. 
29:13
October 01, 2022
Personal Ramblings
Personal Ramblings
I created this podcast, and did not release it. I might as well post it.
26:48
September 26, 2022
Rambling about Spanish
Rambling about Spanish
This is my rant about Spanish. 
28:38
September 24, 2022
Ta Nehisi Coates in Dumbo, Brooklyn
Ta Nehisi Coates in Dumbo, Brooklyn
I visited Dumbo, Brooklyn and I happened to cross paths with Ta Nehisi Coates. 
38:22
September 14, 2022
AL DIAZ | JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT | SAMO | IN CONVERSATION
AL DIAZ | JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT | SAMO | IN CONVERSATION
I talk with Al Diaz about art and his history with friend, fellow artist, and classmate, Jean Michel Basquiat. I met with Al in Brooklyn on a sunny day. We talked at the park, and Al gifted me a few autographed mementos. I purchased a copy of book, which he graciously signed for me too. 
36:35
September 13, 2022
Dope -- The Movie, and Peru, and 2015
Dope -- The Movie, and Peru, and 2015
This is the retelling of my adventures in 2015, and how the movie Dope foretold of those adventures. I was clueless, however. 
30:14
August 26, 2022
Coach Sarafian Retires after 40 Years
Coach Sarafian Retires after 40 Years
Coach Sarafian Retires after 40 Years I attended Coach Sarafian's retirement party at Pilgrim School. It was a wonderful day, and even more beautiful because of all of the familiar faces.
11:44
August 21, 2022
Lines In The Sky -- A Mystery
Lines In The Sky -- A Mystery
I saw something over the time I lived in Oman. I can't explain how these lines appeared in the sky. This podcast episode will explore this strange occurrence. If you have any ideas about what I saw, or how these lines were made, feel free to share your ideas at the iSEE109 YouTube page. 
22:12
August 19, 2022
Dispatches on Black Jesus, Tupac, Nipsey, and 109
Dispatches on Black Jesus, Tupac, Nipsey, and 109
I present my 7 day theory in this episode. 
43:46
August 14, 2022
WWYS2JZ?
WWYS2JZ?
What would I say to Jay-Z if I could tell him about 109? This would be it. I didn't know it would take me so long to express myself, but now I know. I will need to condense it to a few words if I am ever to impress anybody with my story. Nobody has an hour and nine minutes to listen to me detail my experiences. 
01:09:49
July 19, 2022
Is South Korea Racist?
Is South Korea Racist?
Jumane and I discuss a topic we broached one year ago -- is South Korea racist?
12:24
July 18, 2022
Black Jesus | Discussion with Big Mike | The Black Church
Black Jesus | Discussion with Big Mike | The Black Church
I tell Big Mike that Jesus was Black, but he doesn't want to hear it.
36:19
July 13, 2022
Carl Jung | Synchronicity | Phenomena
Carl Jung | Synchronicity | Phenomena
My wife and I discuss phenomena, Carl Jung, and Synchronicity. Also, I share a couple of synchronous moments in my life that occurred in Oman. 
24:38
June 27, 2022
A Visual Deep Dive with Ariastotle (Snippet)
A Visual Deep Dive with Ariastotle (Snippet)
This is a thirty minute clip of the hour long conversation with Ariastotle. Topics include social issues, music, and the importance of knowing one's history. 
36:14
June 26, 2022
A Deep Dive with Ariastotle
A Deep Dive with Ariastotle
A Deep Dive with Ariastotle Arias Williams and I have known each other since high school. Today, Arias is a cinematographer, educator, musician, father, husband, traveler, and rapper. We discuss issues affecting Black lives today as well as globally. Arias also tells me about what inspired him to make music. Come along with us for a deep dive into the minds of Americans who happen to be Black -- that's us!
01:14:11
June 26, 2022
Catching Up with Hassan Haze
Catching Up with Hassan Haze
Hassan Haze and I chop it up about Nipsey, Numerology, and what inspired his new album -- 9 The Underdog God. 
01:11:49
June 24, 2022
Babylonian Number System — Base 60
Babylonian Number System — Base 60
This episode ended abruptly when my wife called me on the phone. I was using my phone to record this episode. Things discussed in this episode include: 1) Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2) Nipsey Hussle, 3) Babylonia, 4) Sumeria, 5) Cuneiform, 6) Carl von Ossietzky, 7) Numerology, 8) Astronomy, 9) Euclidian Geometry, 10) Hindu-Arabic Numbers
36:08
June 22, 2022
Live from Hot & Cool Cafe
Live from Hot & Cool Cafe
Live from Hot & Cool Cafe -- on June 20th, we continued our celebration of Juneteenth at Leimert Park. 
14:08
June 21, 2022
I Can't Make This Up.
I Can't Make This Up.
Just listen.
40:34
June 20, 2022
Chatting with Randi
Chatting with Randi
Chatting with Randi
58:19
June 11, 2022
After Watching Magnolia...
After Watching Magnolia...
Here are some of my thoughts after having watched Magnolia. 
22:31
June 09, 2022
Nothing is New Under The Sun 2.0
Nothing is New Under The Sun 2.0
Nothing is New Under The Sun 2.0 It's true.
43:59
June 09, 2022
Nothing is New Under The Sun
Nothing is New Under The Sun
I found the story that explains 109. It's the subject of the movie, Magnolia. In that movie, 82 is the number that recurs throughout historic events. 
05:55
June 09, 2022
Prison Talk
Prison Talk
This episode was inspired by another podcast -- Ear Hustle. I learned about the other podcast while researching source material for my upcoming mini documentary on YouTube. My mini-doc will explore my motivation behind my interest in Ethiopia. 
30:12
June 07, 2022
Catching Up with Phil | Education | Hip Hop | Current Events | Nipsey
Catching Up with Phil | Education | Hip Hop | Current Events | Nipsey
Catching Up with Phil | Education | Hip Hop | Current Events | Nipsey Phil is an educator with over eleven years of experience, within the US and internationally. We met in South Korea and have maintained our relationship through social media. Phil and I catch up and discuss our perspectives on Education, Hip Hop, Current Events, and what Nipsey meant to us. 
34:09
June 03, 2022
CUBA + Ernesto Che Guevara de La Serna and 109
CUBA + Ernesto Che Guevara de La Serna and 109
CUBA + Ernesto Che Guevara de La Serna and 109
16:51
May 31, 2022
109: The Anthology
109: The Anthology
109: The Anthology details the encounters with 109 to date.
50:09
May 31, 2022
Chatting with Randi
Chatting with Randi
Chatting with Randi -- We talk about mindfulness and meditation in this busy world.
43:01
May 30, 2022
A Session with Yogi Marquis
A Session with Yogi Marquis
Yogi Marquis is an accomplished actor, comedic performer, political activist, and spiritual guide. He hosts the Yogi Marquis Meditations podcast which is available on Anchor and Spotify. A graduate of Northwestern University, Marquis, has set his sights on changing the world through mindfulness.
49:32
May 20, 2022
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike 2.0
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike 2.0
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike 2.0
40:04
May 19, 2022
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike 1.0
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike 1.0
Discussing My Travels with Big Mike is about me retelling my experience in Ghana to my former colleague, Big Mike. 
35:39
May 18, 2022
Retelling of My Nagasaki Nightmare
Retelling of My Nagasaki Nightmare
Retelling of My Nagasaki Nightmare is the audio companion to my blog post at www.LaCaLaw2.com.  To read along, click the link to this blog post below:  https://lacalaw2.com/retelling-of-my-nagasaki-nightmare/?preview_id=689&preview_nonce=891eb78c2d&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=2466
10:18
May 15, 2022
Oskar Schindler and 109
Oskar Schindler and 109
Oskar Schindler's factory is located in Krakow, Poland. Schindler's story was featured in the Steven Spielberg film, Schindler's List. 
26:60
May 07, 2022
109 Axum Nipsey and Washington DC
109 Axum Nipsey and Washington DC
In this episode I recount my recent adventures traveling to and from Ghana by way of Washington DC.
25:01
April 29, 2022
What Does It Mean When You See The Same Numbers Over And Over Again?
What Does It Mean When You See The Same Numbers Over And Over Again?
In this episode, I read an article written by Brandi Neal from Bustle.com. She captured the experience I have been having so well in her article. Just listen.
21:15
April 19, 2022
All Around The World Same Song
All Around The World Same Song
It's just another recital of 109, however, it's a different version of the poem. 
12:09
April 19, 2022
I Went Out for Dinner
I Went Out for Dinner
Listen to my rant and description of my meal at a local Ghanaian restaurant.
14:25
April 18, 2022
Rainy Morning Report from Accra
Rainy Morning Report from Accra
I recount my day's activities in Accra. 
29:40
April 18, 2022
It Is What It Is — Total Transparency
It Is What It Is — Total Transparency
I tell the unabashed truth about my current situation. Onwards and upwards!
15:37
April 13, 2022
109 and Accra
109 and Accra
In this episode, I talk with Edmond -- my tour guide in Accra, Ghana.  Edmund Kyeremateng, CEO Dream Destination Travel & Tours, Ghana info@nationwidepremiertour.com +233 203112684 +233 245493713
01:08:52
April 08, 2022
March 31, 2019 -- Part Two
March 31, 2019 -- Part Two
March 31, 2019 -- Part Two -- is the second half of the podcast created to commemorate the third death anniversary of Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom. 
25:43
March 31, 2022
March 31, 2019 -- The Beginning of 109
March 31, 2019 -- The Beginning of 109
March 31, 2019 -- The Beginning of 109 -- is a podcast recorded to commemorate the third death anniversary of Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom.  A video presentation of this podcast can be found at YouTube. Follow the link below: https://youtu.be/eyOs9FoR7zA
27:05
March 31, 2022
Uncle Shaheed Visits Los Angeles
Uncle Shaheed Visits Los Angeles
Uncle Shaheed visits Los Angeles and I chat with him about current events. 
05:01
March 30, 2022
BSSK and 109 in South Korea
BSSK and 109 in South Korea
This episode is an introduction to my podcast. I recorded this episode with the intention of piquing the curiosity of the members of BSSK. I hope you enjoy listening to my podcast. Peace!
05:05
March 27, 2022
Hassan Haze
Hassan Haze
Hassan shared a video with me in which Kobe Bryant is challenged to shoot with his left hand.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFS2Pm4KOSg Hassan has released several albums that are all available on iTunes. https://music.apple.com/us/album/neteru-muses/1184587158 https://music.apple.com/us/album/9-the-underdog-god/1589465846
10:10
March 26, 2022
The Battle of Adwa
The Battle of Adwa
I attempt to teach the Battle of Adwa and its relevance to the poem 109.  https://www.documentary.org/online-feature/transmitting-unrecorded-black-histories-documentaries-haile-gerima https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_Airlines_Flight_302 In Class with Carr Episode 107 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ7DNaiKfck
43:02
March 26, 2022
The Polyglottal Stop
The Polyglottal Stop
Today my guest is Angelique. She and I have benefitted from our membership in the Facebook group Brothas & Sistas of South Korea during our stints as English teachers in Asia. Angelique can be found at www.angeliquevoices.com. IG: @polyglottalpod IG: @angeliquevoices.mp3
26:22
March 25, 2022
Reginald Lewis
Reginald Lewis
Randi and I went to Malik Books at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza where we bought two copies of Reginald Lewis' book. In this episode, we read the prologue together and discuss his story.
44:54
March 25, 2022
Philosophizing About 109 with Sasha
Philosophizing About 109 with Sasha
In this episode, my niece, Sasha and I discuss fate as it relates to 109.
21:36
March 13, 2022
Robyn & Mallory
Robyn & Mallory
Robyn & Mallory created their very first podcast. Listen in. 
05:27
March 13, 2022
109 in Spanish (Espanol)
109 in Spanish (Espanol)
109 in Spanish (Espanol) is a translated version of the poem entitled 109.  The translation was produced by my Spanish tutor, Rocio Del Pilar Solorzano Carpio. 
16:23
March 12, 2022
109 Nipsey March 7, 2022
109 Nipsey March 7, 2022
109 Nipsey March 7, 2022 informs us to be patient and let the experience wash over you. 
01:00:10
March 08, 2022
Black Views on White News w/ Big Mike
Black Views on White News w/ Big Mike
I sit down with Big Mike to discuss Ukraine, Biden, and whatever else we find interesting. Check us out. 
01:09:46
March 05, 2022
109 Update
109 Update
I re-recorded this podcast since I encountered an issue. Check it out.
11:09
March 03, 2022
Listen If You Dare -- Confidence 109
Listen If You Dare -- Confidence 109
I am speaking extemporaneously. The taco truck has some good food. Please excuse me if I didn't make a point during this podcast. 
24:08
March 02, 2022
109 Apologies -- Can You Hear Me Now?
109 Apologies -- Can You Hear Me Now?
I adjusted the audio levels. I hope you can hear me now.
03:22
March 01, 2022
Catching Up with Kenya Evans
Catching Up with Kenya Evans
Kenya Evans and I met in South Korea in 2013. Ms. Evans is a writer and has international experience traveling to thirty countries. Her writing has been published in local publications. Kenya was included in a group of Black Women writers in Blasian: Black Women Living in East Asia. On this episode, Kenya and I discuss travel, YouTube content creation, and Podcasting. Thank you, Kenya, for being my guest on this final day of Black History Month, which is also Black Women's Day! You can also find Kenya on YouTube at her channel -- "The Space in Between". 
23:43
March 01, 2022
Bel Air 109
Bel Air 109
The poem entitled 109 was written without me knowing that the Bel Air fire department's call number is 109. 
02:30
February 27, 2022
Zoom to Thailand 109
Zoom to Thailand 109
Zoom to Thailand is a YouTube channel created by Richie Mac. It's a small world because Richie Mac and I got experience working in the Entertainment Industry thanks to Robert Townsend. In this episode, I recount how during today's livestream on YouTube, Richie Mac read my SuperChat message to him at exactly 10:09am. Of course, Richie Mac had no idea, and I didn't plan it. It just worked out that way. 
21:29
February 16, 2022
SuperBowl LVI and 109
SuperBowl LVI and 109
Even during the SuperBowl LVI I saw 109. Did you see it too?
07:46
February 14, 2022
7 Years Ago
7 Years Ago
7 Years Ago is a walk down memory lane.
10:58
February 13, 2022
Mom and Me and Auntie Dee Dee and 109
Mom and Me and Auntie Dee Dee and 109
I shoot the breeze with my mom. We talk about Real Estate, auntie Dee Dee, and of course, 109.
14:08
February 10, 2022
109 and JMB1 -- Analysis of All Colored Cast
109 and JMB1 -- Analysis of All Colored Cast
In this episode, Randi and I analyze Jean Michel Basquiat's 1982 art piece entitled All Colored Cast. There are references to historic events, sports figures, linguistics, and more. 
01:05:51
February 07, 2022
International Talk with Big Mike (S. Korea)
International Talk with Big Mike (S. Korea)
My in studio guest, Big Mike, and I discuss our experiences living in South Korea. The opinions expressed within are solely those of the guests. 
29:41
February 05, 2022
Basquiat 109 at 11:09PM
Basquiat 109 at 11:09PM
At 11:09PM while watching a documentary about Jean Michel Basquiat I spotted those familiar numbers -- 109. Serendipity. Synchronicity. 
07:42
January 30, 2022
109 in Bahrain at the motel
109 in Bahrain at the motel
I walked into a motel room in Bahrain and there it was -- 109. 
17:20
January 24, 2022
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains 109.
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains 109.
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the space time continuum and helps me explain 109.
22:56
January 19, 2022
109: A poem recital
109: A poem recital
Listen as I recite the poem entitled 109.
10:28
January 05, 2022
Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimee Semple McPherson
Sister Aimee led a church that is located in Echo Park. Although she wanted her followers to believe that she was special, the truth is that she was just as ordinary as them. Curiously, she was born on October 9, 1890.
07:24
January 04, 2022
I Like Skateboards!
I Like Skateboards!
This is about three times when this statement resonated with me.
29:49
January 02, 2022
Granddad & Me
Granddad & Me
My granddad and I discuss the upcoming biopic about the life of Florence Griffith Joyner, my aunt.
31:25
December 22, 2021
Bob Marley
Bob Marley
I recite a passage from Catch A Fire, a biography about Robert Nesta Marley.
19:56
December 21, 2021
Two Stories about 109
Two Stories about 109
Here are two stories about 109. Each story took place in 2019, and 2007, respectively.
15:37
December 12, 2021
Re-Member 109
Re-Member 109
Remember your ancestors. Remember to be curious. Remember to connect with friends and family.
43:39
December 12, 2021
109 East Palace
109 East Palace
The Manhattan Project commenced at 109 East Palace.
28:42
December 04, 2021
109 and Mo-Amer’s Comedy
109 and Mo-Amer’s Comedy
Mi-Amer’s comedy special on Netflix is worth checking out.
24:34
December 02, 2021
109 in Muscat, Oman
109 in Muscat, Oman
I knew my money had been deposited when I saw 109.
08:21
December 01, 2021
109 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
109 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
My Saudi Arabian taxi cab’s license plate began with 109.
05:17
December 01, 2021
109 in Medellin, Colombia
109 in Medellin, Colombia
I awoke at exactly 1:09am in Medellin, Colombia.
05:53
December 01, 2021
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
There is a ten second section of the movie where 109, and Ethiopia are mentioned. How serendipitous!
32:01
November 30, 2021
The American Dream
The American Dream
This is about how I found my American Dream.
22:21
November 30, 2021
To-Kyu means 10 9 in Japan
To-Kyu means 10 9 in Japan
Listen as I explore Goroawase — Japanese Wordplay — and attempt to build on the significance of 109.
15:15
November 23, 2021
Stanley Hayami
Stanley Hayami
After visiting the Japanese American Heritage Museum, I ate Ramen noodles, and ventured into a gift shop. I even shared my story about 109. Check it out.
22:31
November 17, 2021
Wealth 101
Wealth 101
Let’s talk about where the money resides. Bitcoin. Savings accounts. Credit Unions. Real Estate. And money mistakes.
22:04
November 15, 2021
Yordano’s on MLK
Yordano’s on MLK
My wife, Randi, joins me to discuss 109.
35:54
November 15, 2021
109 in Addis Ababa
109 in Addis Ababa
I saw 109 in Ethiopia.
09:35
April 26, 2021
109 Spirits at Machu Picchu
109 Spirits at Machu Picchu
Larry climbed Machu Picchu and encountered what he believes were Inca spirits.
03:06
February 19, 2020
109 in Cuba -- Che Guevara
109 in Cuba -- Che Guevara
Che died on the same date (10-09) that I was born.
03:49
May 09, 2018
What is 109?
What is 109?
Let's talk about 109.
03:15
May 06, 2018