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Boys 'N Brunch

Boys 'N Brunch

By Jarrod D. King
Grab a mimosa and join Jarrod D. King, Brandon Harris-Williams, and Marcus Haynes for brunch as they expose everything going down on your social media timeline.

[Formerly the Jarrod D. King podcast]
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Boys 'N Brunch

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Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 29
This week we talk about: - The #FindSai scandal that rocked Twitter when a trans woman posted a video saying they were in immediate danger - Are feminine gay men more accepted in the mainstream? - Trash tweets about the crisis in Texas - Are gym bodies "natural"? Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King | @JarrodDKing Instagram - Twitter - Brandon Harris-Williams | @justcallmeotis Instagram - Twitter - Marcus Haynes | @LooseAsADeuce Instagram - Twitter -  Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern!
February 23, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 28 feat. Andrea Mandovi
This week we talk about: - Kirk Franklin's statements on homophobia in the church - Justin Timberlake's apology to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears - An update on Gorilla Glue Girl, Tessica Brown - Cyber Cheating on Social Media Guest Host: Andrea Mandovi | @AndreaMandovi YouTube - Instagram - Twitter - Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King | @JarrodDKing YouTube - Instagram - Twitter - Brandon Harris-Williams | @justcallmeotis Instagram - Twitter - Marcus Haynes | @LooseAsADeuce Instagram - Twitter -  Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern!
February 16, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 27
This week we talk about: - Cardi B.'s new song 'Up' and whether it was stolen - Gorilla Glue ponytail girl, Lil Uzi Vert's diamond forehead, and Wendy Williams - Fit guys who say they're fat - Hot Silhouette Challenge, but horrible past tweets Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King | @JarrodDKing Instagram - Twitter - Brandon Harris-Williams | @justcallmeotis Instagram - Twitter - Marcus Haynes | @LooseAsADeuce Instagram - Twitter -  Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #CardiB #GorillaGlueGirl #LilUziVert #SilhouetteChallenge #WendyWilliams
February 8, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 26
This week we talk about: - Gag Order term used by Khia trademarked by Jason Lee's Hollywood Unlocked - Viral tweeter, Kristen Gray, gets deported from Bali - When to go exclusive - Recording OnlyFans Content in Public Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #Khia #JasonLee #GagOrder #Bali
January 26, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 25
This week we talk about: - Lori Harvey & Michael B. Jordan Go Instagram Official - Is It necessary To Hang With Your Co-Workers? - Tiffany Haddish on Clubhouse - Skai Jackson & Julez Drama Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #LoriHarvey #MichaelBJordan #TiffanyHaddish #SkaiJackson
January 18, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 24 feat. Travis Demetri
This week, Travis Demetri, co-host of Our View on YoBoiNewnue's YouTube channel, joins us as we talk about: - Kim Kardashian's Divorce to Kanye West + Jeffree Star Rumors - Does the Bachelor like Black Women? - Soho Karen & Gayle King Interview - Calling Out the Gays in Puerto Vallarta Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Travis Demetri | @TravisDemetri Instagram: Twitter - Facebook - Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #KanyeWest #JeffreeStar #KimKardashian #BachelorABC #SohoKaren
January 12, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 23 feat. Charles Warren
This week, Charles Warren steps in for Brandon Harris-Williams as we talk about: - on the Black Eyed Peas and Black Culture - Taraji P. Henson's Comments About Coming Out - Straight Male Instagram Models (like Duke N'Duka) Who Get Mad at Gay Attention - Is Tiffany Pollard (New York) Transphobic? Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Charles Warren YouTube - Twitter - | @charleswarren_ Instagram - | @thecharleswarren Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern on YouTube!
January 4, 2021
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 22 feat. Julian Rodriguez
This week, creator of Queered Millennial and The KI on YouTube, Julian Rodriguez, joins us as we talk about: - Confronting Your Cheating Friend - Black People Getting Their Superpowers on December 21st (NegroSolstice) - Tom Cruise Yelling At His Crew - Tyler Perry's Thirst Traps Sign up to stay in the loop! The first 17 subscribers get first dibs to our private online brunch coming March 21, 2021: Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Julian Rodriguez YouTube - Twitter - | @julianpatrickR Instagram - | @julianpatrickR Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #cheating #infidelity #TomCruise #TylerPerry #NegroSolstice #NegroSoulstice
December 22, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 21 feat. Stevie Derrick
This week, the host of the HIM podcast, Stevie Derrick, joins us as we talk about: - The Verzuz Battle Between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole - Disney's Announcement of Sister Act 3...Produced By Tyler Perry - Why Green Text Bubbles Bother iPhone Users So Much - Should You Pay For Your Own Birthday Dinner? Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Stevie Derrick Twitter - | @steviederrick_ Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! Sources - VerzuzTV: - Sister Act 3 Announcement: - Tweet about green texts on iPhone: - Tweet about birthday dinners:
December 14, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 20 feat. Dueal Andrews
This week, actor Dueal Andrews joins us as we talk about: - Darrel Walls Outed By A Friend - TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails Owner's Twerking Rant - Twink God Accused of Assault - Black Panther star, Letitia Wright, Shared An Anti-Vax Video on Twitter Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Dueal Andrews  Instagram - | @duealandrews Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #DarrelWalls #Twerking #Brunch #TwinkGod #BlackPanther #LetitiaWright #TrueKitchenAndKocktails
December 7, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 19 feat. Angie Williams
This week we talk about: - Logan Paul Defending Harry Styles Vogue "Dress Cover" - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion - The Breakfast Club Upset Over Meg Thee Stallion Snub (plus, her new album, Good News) - The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion looks (plus Nene's dream cast of The Read Sessions) Join our Patreon for exclusive access to our after show, 'Splitting The Bill': Guest Host: Angie Williams of Kiss My Cheeks TV  YouTube Channel - Twitter - Instagram - Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! Tee Noir on Black gossip publications: Funky Dineva on Nene Leakes' 'The Read Sessions': Kiss My Cheeks TV on The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion looks:
November 24, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 18 feat. Jasmine
This week we talk about: - Lil Nas X's new song and video 'Holiday' - Kandi Burruss doubles down on Chick-Fil-A "My pleasure" statements - Gay Lifestyle vs. Homosexual Behavior - Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian tweets about not using a washcloth Patreon link: Guest Host: Jasmine - | @Evolving Remedy Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #LilNasX #Holiday #Kandi #KandiBurruss #ChickFilA #Gay #Homosexual #LGBT #LGBTQ #Serena #SerenaWilliams #AlexisOhanian
November 16, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 17
This week we talk about: - Lil Nas X's Appearance with James Charles - Mo'Nique Slams Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, and Oprah - Tamar Braxton's Issues with her Sisters and WeTV - How Politics and the 2020 Election Affected Relationships (specifically Lil Wayne and his girlfriend and Lady Gaga and her father) Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! #LilNasX #JamesCharles #Monique #Oprah #Tamar #Braxton #BFV #BraxtonFamilyValues #Politics #Election2020 #LilWayne #LadyGaga
November 9, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 16 feat. Sensei Raven Ekundayo
This week we talk about: - Nene Leakes debuts The Read Sessions - Meg Thee Stallion beats Lil Baby for Artist of the Year - Kim Kardashian's private island and hologram of Dad - Best Halloween Costumes of 2020 Guest Host: Sensei Raven Ekundayo | @ScorpiYogi on all platforms   The Healing Space: IG and FB: @THSpodcast  Twitter: @_thspodcast Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - | @JarrodDKing (Twitter & IG) Brandon Harris-Williams - | @justcallmeotis (Twitter & IG Marcus Haynes - | @LooseAsADeuce  (Twitter & IG) Subscribe and watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern on YouTube: #NeneLeakes #MegTheeStallion #LilBaby #KimKardashian #Kardashian #KUWTK #Halloween #HipHopAwards
November 2, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 15 feat. Vanessa Echeverria
This week we talk about: - Was Beyoncé too late to the #EndSARS protests? - Ariana Grande's new song, Positions  - Is Chris Pratt really the worst Chris?  - Tiffany Pollard is back for an I Love New York reunion!   Guest Host: Vanessa Echeverria - Instagram | Snapchat   Co-Hosts: Jarrod D. King - Brandon Harris-Williams - Marcus Haynes -  Watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern!   Stay informed and keep the EndSARS movement visible. Learn more about the crisis in Nigeria and support the organizations working to bring about change in the country:  #Beyonce #ArianaGrande #Positions #ChrisPratt #TiffanyPollard #ILoveNewYork
October 26, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 14
This week we talk about: - Cardi B. taking back Offset - If your relationship with your parents is fodder for a first date conversation - Whether we're still enjoying HBO's Lovecraft Country - Willow Smith claiming she and brother, Jaden, have been shunned by the Black community Subscribe to me on YouTube or follow me on Twitter/Periscope @jarroddking and watch us live every Sunday at 1 pm Eastern! Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams & Marcus Haynes #CardiB #Offset #Dating #LovecraftCountry #JadenSmith #WillowSmith
October 19, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 13 feat. Shauna Thomas
This week, Shauna Thomas of Take Care Travel joins us as a guest host. Topics:  - Monique vs. Candiace on the Real Housewives of Potomac  - Lisa Raye vs. Da Brat on Cocktails with Queens - Niecy Nash's "Rocky Relationship" Rumor - Jeffree Star vs. his (allegedly) thieving ex-boyfriend Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams and Marcus Haynes Follow me on Twitter @JarrodDKing, subscribe at, and watch us live every Sunday at 1pm Eastern! #RHOP #JeffreeStar #LisaRaye #DaBrat #NiecyNash
October 6, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 12 feat. Charles Warren
This week, Charles Warren joins us as a guest host.  This week's topics: - Should you ever pick a side between friends? - If something's bothering you, is it better to let it go or address it? - What should redemption for a celebrity look like? - If your mom disrespects your man, who are you defending?  Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams and Marcus Haynes  Watch us live every Sunday at 1pm Eastern!
September 29, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 11 feat. Tre'Varis
This week, Tre'Varis joins us as a guest host and we talk about Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, who came out as bisexual, what it means when someone asks you to "chill", outing another man to your straight girlfriend if they're interested in him, and buying your significant other a PS5 (or any other expensive gift).  Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams and Marcus Haynes Guest Host: Tre'Varis Watch us live every Sunday at 1pm Eastern! #AndrewGillum #PlayStation5 #Relationships #Dating
September 22, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 10 feat. Dwight Allen O'Neal
This week, Dwight Allen O'Neal joins us as a guest host and we talk about the allegations against Joe Budden (and what he does for his dog), Odell Beckham Jr.'s alleged poop fetish, the old hit Black 90s TV shows that came back to Netflix, and getting a "WYD" text at work. Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams and Marcus Haynes Guest Host: Dwight Allen O'Neal - Listen to his podcast: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Watch us live every Sunday at 1pm Eastern! #JoeBudden #OBJ #Netflix
September 14, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 9
Topics this week include Adele's Carnival picture on Instagram, Brandy and Monica on Verzuz, Niecy Nash's surprise wedding, and Tyler Perry's billionaire status. We also pair drinks with our astrological signs! Co-hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams (@justcallmeotis) & Marcus Haynes (@LooseAsADeuce) Join us live by following me on Twitter @jarroddking or watching us on YouTube or Twitch, Sundays at 1 PM Eastern. #Adele #Brandy #Monica #Verzuz #NiecyNash #TylerPerry #Astrology
September 7, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 8 feat. Rasan Allbritton
This week, we talk about Billy Porter saying he's Black first and queer second. Then we go into the drama surrounding Jeffree Star's unveiling of his new boyfriend, pro basketball player, Andre Marhold. And finally, we close the show with a talk about whether or not we would date anyone who's never been in a relationship.  Our guest co-host this week is my best friend growing up (so close, we call each other cousins), Rasan Allbritton @littleboxofraisins / @rasanheyday. Co-Hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams @justcallmeotis | MarcusHaynes @LooseAsADeuce #BillyPorter #JeffreeStar #Gay #Dating #Relationships
August 31, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 7 feat. BusyBlu
This week, we expose everything on your timeline with a special guest host, BusyBlu! While joining us for a talk about Big Brother, we'll also touch on the behind-the-scenes drama of The Real Housewives of Potomac and the Greenleaf series finale. Plus, gay men, is it wrong to physically retaliate against your cheating boyfriend? Lastly, we touch on dating or hooking up with DL men.  #BB22 #RHOP #Greenleaf #Gay
August 17, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 6
This week, me and the guys discuss Cardi B. and Meg Thee Stallion's new hit song WAP and do a TV rundown of The Real Housewives of Potomac and Greenleaf. We then continue the conversation and talk about dating - specifically why it takes so long for people to ask one another out after meeting online, who pays first on a gay date, and a super strange text I got on Tinder. Stick all the way until the end because Brandon sent me "that link" (see last episode) and the guys hilariously roast me on my reaction. Watch us live Sundays at 1:00 pm Eastern on my Twitter or Periscope (perhaps more channels soon): @jarroddking Be sure to follow my co-hosts: Brandon Harris-Williams and Marcus Haynes.
August 11, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 5
This week we tackle OnlyFans, making jokes out of Meg Thee Stallion's shooting incident, accepting or rejecting HIV+ partners, and Greenleaf episode 5.
August 2, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 4
In this episode, we discuss ghosting, this idea that Black gay men can't be friends, texting "GM" vs. writing out "good morning", and Greenleaf episode 4. #BoysNBrunch
August 2, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 3
This week, me and the guys talk about the Noah's Arc Reunion, if fit privilege exists, whether or not to fleet every time before sex, Greenleaf episode 3, and Jada Pinkett Smith's most recent Red Table Talk about her entanglement with August Alsina.
August 2, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 2
In this episode, we discuss the 2020 BET Awards, Terry Crews' "Black Lives Better" tweet, Greenleaf season 5 episode 2, and the surprise relationship August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith.
August 2, 2020
Boys 'N Brunch - Episode 1
Boys 'N Brunch is the show where we expose everything going down on the timeline. In this episode, we're discussing the Greenleaf season 5 premiere, Trollz by Tekashi 69 and Nicki Minaj, Beyonce's Black Parade, and the Netflix documentary, Disclosure. Grab a mimosa and join the conversation. Be sure to watch us live every Sunday at 1pm Eastern on Twitter or Periscope @jarroddking.
August 2, 2020
Author Commentary - Pangaea: Unsettled Land | Chapter 1
This is my author commentary on my first book Pangaea: Unsettled Land. Each week, I’ll be diving into one chapter in sequential order to give you the following: my thoughts on my intentions for the chapter how things changed through various drafts why you should love this chapter and even why you may stop reading SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't already read the book, buy it now and follow along: Chapter 1 Summary We're introduced to an eight-year-old Gisela Benitez who is crying and being consoled by neighbors who find her alone by the frozen lake. We jump back a few moments and see why she's so distraught. After investigating a mysterious voice on the frozen lake, Gisela falls through, gets rescued by her mom, then her mom falls through and disappears underwater for good. Intentions for this Chapter To start off the book with a bang Gain the reader's trust that I could follow through and deliver on underlying tension Do a small bit of worldbuilding without revealing too much Changes from Earlier Drafts Included opening scene with neighbors as a way to instantly connect with character as opposed to setting the scene Why You Love This Chapter Set a tone for what's to come and left breadcrumbs leaving you interested to find out more about this world Why You May Dislike This Chapter Mixture of technologies may confuse reader about genre Faults in my own writing may show since this was my first book Read the full blog post here! What's Next? I talk about chapter 2 where we're introduced to the main character, Slade Maxwell, and see how he is similar to me at a time in my own life. Sign Up to my Email List - Get a Short Story in Exchange:
October 25, 2019
LGBTr Ep. 18 - Christopher Murphy
In this episode of LGBTr, I interview Christopher Murphy, author of debut thriller novel, 'Where the Boys Are'. He's active in community service, loves a good martini, and knows how to grab your attention and never let go. We talk about his inspiration for the book, doing something different with gay fiction, and he even tells a great story about the day he met none other than THE E. Lynn Harris. Follow the Author: Website: Social Media: @christophermurphybooks
October 11, 2019
Content Creation Tips
Back in 2018 I felt burned out by trying to create so much original content for each social media channel. After completing my fantasy novella, The Auctorati, I decided to give content marketing another go. I've learned that it's not necessary to constantly create new stuff. These are some tips I've learned for balancing consistent content creation with your writing or other creative endeavor.
October 5, 2019
Never Force The Story
Authors, writers, and creatives in general can learn from my mistake of trying to force a story to work when it isn't. I almost posted a video about using fear to fuel me and plow through draft of a sequel to my first novel, Pangaea: Unsettled Land. But, that all changed after another failed attempt and my search for answers on Twitter. Watch to see what advice I got and  apply it to your situation.
September 23, 2019
What Does Auctorati Mean?
Auctorati is the title given to paid volunteers who would fight as gladiators in the Colosseum back in the ancient Roman days. Find out why I've chosen this as the title for an upcoming novel set six years prior to the events in my first book, Pangaea: Unsettled Land. I also explain why I decided to write this new book in the first place.
September 11, 2019
Un-Commuted - 132
Today, I talk about how the movie I Am Mother and an episode of Black mirror are keeping me in the right mindset to write this sci-fi novel. Plus, with E3 delivering tons of news, I talk about one of my favorite topics - video games!
June 10, 2019
Un-Commuted - 131
I completed the website redesign for Philly Black Pride and sent in book cover ideas to my cover artist. I also talk about dating multiple people or just dating one person at a time. Which do you choose?
June 7, 2019
Un-Commuted - 130
Quick thoughts on the conversation around Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us', and also how the Google outage this past weekend almost killed my editing productivity.
June 4, 2019
Un-Commuted - 129
Sometimes you have to clean up your timeline.
June 1, 2019
Un-Commuted - 128
Moving out of my old house was a hassle. I also talk about using astrological signs to write characters.
May 31, 2019
Un-Commuted - 127
I talk about my memorial day weekend with research and some relaxation, plus getting back on my grind as far as sending emails to my subscribers. Also, listen to my elevator pitches for my two latest stories and let me know which you like best.
May 28, 2019
Un-Commuted - 126
I talk about my love of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion plus I look at which social media network is the hardest one to use.
May 25, 2019
Un-Commuted - 125
All about my technological singularity research for my next book.
May 23, 2019
Un-Commuted - 124
I talk about outlining this new novel and how to speak up about big issues when you don't know what to say.
May 21, 2019
Un-Commuted - 123
I had a great weekend by finishing one project and going to a party. Plus, I talk about the next step in the snowflake outline for my killer androids novel. Try out the Snowflake Method for yourself: 
May 20, 2019
Un-Commuted - 122
It's all about my writing today including my anticipation to go to a party this weekend.
May 17, 2019
Un-Commuted - 121
I made a breakthrough in my killer androids outline, and I talk about the potential impact of the viral video showing African runway models dancing on the catwalk.
May 16, 2019
Un-Commuted - 120
A quick update on finishing a new project and picking what my next writing project will be.
May 15, 2019
Un-Commuted - 119
I talk about my long ride home to Philly, the new gay character in Arthur, the new show Paradise Hotel, and the messiness of Vanderpump Rules.
May 14, 2019
Un-Commuted - 118
This episode starts with a lighthearted start on my trip to Miami and turns into a lesson about avoiding getting dragged online.
May 11, 2019
Un-Commuted - 117
The secret gay character in Avengers and the new trailer for Stephen King's IT.
May 9, 2019
Un-Commuted - 116
I talk about the work ahead of me with the new short story and that's Steve Harvey video that everyone's been talking about lately.
May 8, 2019
Un-Commuted - 115
I talk about the MET gala, Vanderpump Rules, my upcoming trip to Miami, and I update you on my writing progress.
May 8, 2019
Un-Commuted - 114
I'm back! And I'm talking about everything that's going on since I last recorded. Listen in!
May 6, 2019
Un-Commuted - 113
Deciding to give the podcast a rest for a while. I'll be back at some point. Just not sure when.
September 4, 2018
Un-Commuted - 112
I talk about my weekend, recommend a new book, and I finally signed up for the gym!
August 28, 2018
Un-Commuted - 111
I talk about my plans to actually get to editing today, plus the fact that the do not disturb feature on my phone is not working correctly.
August 24, 2018
Un-Commuted - 110
Today I talked all about this social group that I joined. it's all about hesitating to join in first place and reactions after witnessing.
August 23, 2018
Un-Commuted - 109
I finally get back all the critiques for my fantasy novel and end day feeling rather sick.
August 22, 2018
Un-Commuted - 108
I talk about my productive and restful weekend and explain why I cancelled my second segment.
August 21, 2018
Un-Commuted - 107
Still talking about this novella I'm writing.
August 18, 2018
Un-Commuted - 106
I talk more on house-hunting and my like/dislike of a rather complex video game character named Joel in the game The Last of Us.
August 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 105
I talked about some books I've been reading, plus looking for a single-family home.
August 11, 2018
Un-Commuted - 104
I talk about my plans to be aggressive with marketing, plus making changes in my life with exercise and finding a new home.
August 10, 2018
Un-Commuted - 103
I talked about edits to my fantasy novel plus a different attitude when it comes to dating.
August 10, 2018
Un-Commuted - 102
I talk about my getting serious about a job search, plus unfollowing negative Twitter feeds.
August 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 101
I talk about a canceled trip to Washington DC and a quote from Beyonce's interview in Vogue magazine.
August 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 100
Three episodes packed together in one for my 100th episode! It's all about my upcoming trip to DC and some writing plans.
August 4, 2018
Un-Commuted - 99
I talk about sending out my fantasy novella to beta readers and exciting plans for the weekend.
August 1, 2018
Un-Commuted - 98
Today I'm thinking all about how I'm going to bolster or change my social media plan moving ahead.
July 30, 2018
Un-Commuted - 97
I talked about completing some projects and the news that the character Lawrence from Insecure won't be returning to the show.
July 27, 2018
Un-Commuted - 96
I get ready to refocus on my editing duties after a busy weekend, and I also talked about Pose on FX.
July 25, 2018
Un-Commuted - 95
A recap of my fun weekend as told from my IGTV video, Sunday Show.
July 23, 2018
Un-Commuted - 94
The home inspection didn't go as planned, but it's my day off and I have some time for editing at least.
July 19, 2018
Un-Commuted - 93
I talked about Michelle Williams' (of Destiny's Child) brave decision to get help for depression, plus I talk about not wanting to do things that I sign up for.
July 18, 2018
Un-Commuted - 92
All about trying to stick with intermittent fasting, plus talking about inspiration from a podcast that I'd listened to.
July 18, 2018
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Quick thoughts on a new Netflix movie plus beginning my journey with intermittent fasting.
July 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 90
I talk about pausing editing my sci-fi book, some plot holes in the Netflix series Kiss Me First, my reactions to the Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, and a surprise twist in my house hunt!
July 14, 2018
Un-Commuted - 89
I talk about avoiding confrontation until absolutely necessary, plus removing deus ex machina from my book.
July 12, 2018
Un-Commuted - 88
I talk about the difficulties in editing new scenes, plus getting back to being more spiritual.
July 11, 2018
Un-Commuted - 87
Today I discuss my new workout regimen and the rash of bad communication going around when dating.
July 10, 2018
Un-Commuted - 86
An update on my house hunting, editing, and plans to go see a movie I've been pushing off.
July 10, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 17 - Vicktor Alexander
I chat with author Vicktor Alexander about his many pseudonyms, constant flow of new ideas, and how being an Army vet changed his approach to being vocal about important issues and his approach to writing. He's a gay trans man and I also explore how that plays a role into the types of stories he writes. We also discuss his latest release 'Life is Not a Musical'. Get ready for another great interview!
July 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 85
I couldn't afford a photographer so I took my own headshot, plus I look forward to the weekend.
July 7, 2018
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I talk about the big progress I made over the holiday and surrounding yourself with people who will push you to be your best.
July 5, 2018
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I talk about working to assert my voice more often, and my plan to work on a few different creative projects at a time.
July 3, 2018
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I talk about my recent shopping trip, an early Fourth of July celebration, ideas for IGTV, and a specific function of art.
July 2, 2018
LGBTr Ep.16 - Eddie S. Pierce Jr.
I interview author Eddie S. Pierce Jr. of Rainbow Room Publishing about his previous two books, 'LOVE: Something Infinite' and 'LOVE: From Behind', his push to include gay HIV-positive characters, and his latest book, 'LOVE Changes'.
July 2, 2018
Un-Commuted - 81
Today I talked about everything that I'm trying to edit, as well as what you do in order to manage being bombarded by bad news.
June 30, 2018
Un-Commuted - 80
in this episode I talk about starting up online dating again, plus the horrors of condensing a full story into a short synopsis.
June 28, 2018
Un-Commuted - 79
I share some of my nervousness about the screenplay I wrote and discuss the expensiveness of reaching your goals.
June 27, 2018
Un-Commuted - 78
I talked about my need for a trip and my struggle with focusing on different creative ideas.
June 27, 2018
Un-Commuted - 77
This weekend I wrote and watched Luke Cage season 2. Dassit. My episode of GaySide Stories went live today too. Check it out anywhere you listen to podcasts!
June 25, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 15 - Ryan Douglass
I interview author Ryan Douglass about his novel, Jake in the Box, and what got him to want to be an author in the first place. We talk about his background, Twitter politics, the state of YA fiction when it comes to its lack of Black LGBTQ characters. His book doesn't come out until spring 2020, but this is one writer you'll want to keep tabs on.
June 25, 2018
Un-Commuted - 76
Today I talk about vision boards and why they aren't for me.
June 22, 2018
Un-Commuted - 75
A play-through of Fortnite left me side-eyeing the game, and a segment on the Megasheen Pod struck a chord with me.
June 21, 2018
Un-Commuted - 74
I talked about not skipping over the drama in stories and some of the stories that I'm working on at the moment.
June 20, 2018
Un-Commuted - 73
I give quick reviews on The Outsider by Stephen King, Everything is Love by Beyoncé and Jay-Z (The Carters), and explain something new I'm trying on Twitter.
June 18, 2018
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How has the strength of one's personal brand affected how you interact with people online?
June 16, 2018
Un-Commuted - 71
How 'likes' change our interactions online.
June 15, 2018
Un-Commuted - 70
I'm forcing myself to get back on track with editing my sci-fi book and talk about online communication... yet again.
June 12, 2018
Un-Commuted - 69
The new show, Pose, on FX, struck a few nerves as well as the description of side characters in the new audiobook I'm listening to, The Outsider by Stephen King.
June 11, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 14 - Vanessa Clark
Get to know the author of 'The Man on Top of the World' and how they went from writing short stories in high school to completing their first erotic novel.
June 10, 2018
Un-Commuted - 68
I start the day talking about my interviews, but end it with an introspective about depression, anxiety, and suicide; spurred on from the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
June 9, 2018
Un-Commuted - 67
Today I talk about how I barely recovered from an awkward moment on last night's live YouTube interview. I also had to pass on yet another property.
June 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 66
Busy week! I've got interviews to do and I still have to get back to working on my books!
June 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 65
Pride and Publishing. Sounds like a book!
June 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 64
Another episode where I ponder my skills in marketing and social media. I think I'm coming around to a better way of thinking about this.
June 5, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 13 - Terry J. Benton
How does one go from a background in Industrial Engineering to writing fiction? I answer that and more as I interview author Terry J. Benton! We discuss his life and all that lead to the release of his latest book, Through God's Eyes.
June 5, 2018
Un-Commuted - 63
this episode is all about how networking in smaller, controlled circles seems to be more effective for me.
June 2, 2018
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I talk about working past my insecurities while playing against some really good tennis players, and the need for perfection in the gay community. Check out the Gayside Stories podcast (episode 66) to hear what I'm referring to.
May 31, 2018
Un-Commuted - 61
Just an update of what I've been up to and what I have planned
May 30, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 12 - Toni Newman
I talk with Toni Newman, author of I Rise, about her life and the many roads taken to reach a complete transformation. We'll explore her discovery of being a trans woman, her time as a fitness model, and the decision that led her to be homeless and finding work on the streets. It's an eye-opening story that you don't want to miss.
May 27, 2018
Un-Commuted - 60
I'm gearing up for Memorial Day weekend and I talk about getting back on my grind for writing, and managing anxiety while reading about the crazy things going on in the world.
May 25, 2018
Un-Commuted - 59
A small project took some energy out of me, but I think it was worthwhile. I also talk about the mentality I adopt when dating.
May 24, 2018
Un-Commuted - 58
Quick thoughts about the Netflix show, '13 Reason Why' (no spoilers) and some upcoming podcasting gigs.
May 23, 2018
Un-Commuted - 57
Just a normal day. Agonizing over finding a house and hoping Netflix won't shoot down my plans to write.
May 23, 2018
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I talk about the interview with my detective uncle for story research and explain the struggle of juggling two projects at once.
May 22, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 11 - Renaldo Christopher
Join my conversation with Renaldo Christopher, author of 'Gorgeous', as we talk about how sickness helped him power through the first draft of his novel, and explore the stories of his main characters: four Black, gay men who try to escape the pasts that seem to always creep back up.
May 22, 2018
Un-Commuted - 55
I talk about how reading influences my writing and about how it's okay not to be a social butterfly.
May 19, 2018
Un-Commuted - 54
Today, I'm choosing to change my focus.
May 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 53
House hunting continues and I start thinking of new ways to engage people on Twitter.
May 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 52
It's all about my marketing and branding efforts today - from fiercely scrutinizing it to letting go of expectations.
May 15, 2018
Un-Commuted - 51
I'm moving onto the next stage of the editing process for my book (finally). I also talk about how necessary it was to get outside and soak up some sun.
May 15, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 10 - Jayce Baron
I get personal with Jayce Baron, author of Absolutely Me. He's releasing a follow-up to his book and we talk about what's in store for readers. I also dig into his numerous blog posts, podcasts, events, and all of the things that made him who he is today.
May 13, 2018
Un-Commuted - 50
I talk about how to make the right decision when facing an opportunity as well as the ridiculousness (in a good way) that is Google Duplex.
May 11, 2018
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What's necessary for your financial freedom? I talk about that in the show today plus I discuss some of the self-doubt I've been facing over the day.
May 10, 2018
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Go through the struggle with me if trying to do everything and learning how to schedule my time.
May 10, 2018
Un-Commuted - 47
Thoughts about putting your opinion out for people to hear plus an update that happens way later than the commute back home.
May 9, 2018
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I discuss Childish Gambino's latest video, 'This Is America" and a lesson learned about confronting issues with friends soon rather than later.
May 8, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 9 - James Earl Hardy
I got on the phone with one of the godfathers of Black LGBT fiction, James Earl Hardy! We talk about his book, B-Boy Blues, his special relationship to E. Lynn Harris, and how it felt to see his characters brought to life on the stage. There's also a ton more! Listen in on a great conversation!
May 6, 2018
Un-Commuted - 45
I expand on what I learned at the National Achievers Conference yesterday and try to limit the damage of negativity on my momentum.
May 5, 2018
Reactions to Gary Vaynerchuk at NAC18 in Philly
I finally got to see Gary Vaynerchuk live in Philly and he didn't disappointed. I'm motivated to work at my highest level. And I got an insight that surprised me a bit.
May 4, 2018
Un-Commuted - 44
A line on a TV show made me reflect about whether all I'm doing is coming from a place of passion or whether I have a real purpose.
May 3, 2018
Un-Commuted - 43
I give some thoughts about WICOMICON, Avengers: Infinity War, and talk about potentially getting interviewed on a couple podcasts.
May 3, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 8 - Cedric Quincy
I speak with Cedric Quincy about his latest book, Where the Players Dwell, as well as his life as a pansexual / bisexual author with a wife and kids.
May 3, 2018
WICOMICON with Justin
Some reactions from my time at WICOMICON.
April 28, 2018
Un-Commuted - 42
All about what my weekend is looking like.
April 28, 2018
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I talk all about setting up for future events and Interviews.
April 27, 2018
Un-Commuted - 40
Procrastinating, messing up, ugh! Here's what you missed.
April 25, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 7 - Brandon Goode
I talk to author, Brandon Goode, about his debut release, 'The Secrets of Eden'. Learn about his life and what went into writing this book.
April 22, 2018
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I express the issues I'm facing in completing editing my book and get blindsided by the cancellation of the be Universal FanCon.
April 20, 2018
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Maintaining the energy to do what needs to be done is a struggle I have every day. Hear about my messed-up way of being productive and about my last-minute decision to join the Universal Fan Con.
April 19, 2018
Un-Commuted - 37
Aight so boom: Doing a blog post kept me up all night. Starbucks or no longer on my *list. I might be buying my first home soon!
April 19, 2018
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I discuss why I'm beginning to think that audio dramas may be the best way to tell a fictional story. I also gush in the awesomeness of Beyoncé's Coachella performance and discuss the issue of why straight Black male actors can't fully play gay.
April 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 35
As a writer, coffee lover, Black man, and Starbucks lover, I felt it important to talk about the big thing that happened this past weekend. Then I switch gears and complain about going to the eye doctor. It's been a weird day.
April 16, 2018
Messing Up
I messed up with uploads this weekend AGAIN! I'll give you a brief update on why and what to expect soon.
April 15, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 6 - Lawayne Childrey
How does one go from extreme trauma as a youngster to thriving as an adult? I have a chat with Lawayne Childrey about his book, 'Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace, and Triumph', which tells us all about his journey.
April 15, 2018
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I express the need to sometimes put away social media and focus on yourself as opposed to what other are doing and saying. I also discuss this theory about an upcoming video game and how amazing of a marketing feat it would be if true.
April 13, 2018
Un-Commuted - 33
I talk about my latest recording of LGBTr with Ryan Douglass and some of the interesting points he brought up. Also, I marvel at how Twitter is getting me to listen to more rap music.
April 13, 2018
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The struggle to work on my novel continues. Plus, I talk about the strange new pics from the set of the Teen Titans movie.
April 12, 2018
Un-Commuted - 31
Trying to stay on track with edits is extra hard this week.
April 11, 2018
Un-Commuted - 30
I've been so excited about going to this conference next month featuring Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk, but after Tony's statements about the #MeToo movement, I had a decision to make.
April 9, 2018
That Wasn't So Bad - King for a Day 71
The dreaded rewrite I agonized about in the last video actually turned out not to be so bad. See how quickly I got it done, what's coming up for me in the future, and why you should sign up, subscribe, and follow me everywhere in social media.
April 9, 2018
LGBTr Ep. 5 - La Toya Hankins
I talk with La Toya Hankins, author of lesbian fiction titles 'SBF Seeking...' and 'K-RHO: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood'. We discuss sororities, breaking stereotypes, and how the discovery of her own sexuality led to the creation of her first book.
April 7, 2018
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I think about the differences in space to business as an author and wrap up the week with what I'm looking forward to.
April 7, 2018
Un-Commuted - 28
I've fallen off of my daily routine, but I'm determined to get back on. Plus, I've been inspired to continue doing my Facebook ads after second-guessing myself.
April 5, 2018
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I ruminate over different ideas for more content and discuss whether it's actually productive or just a waste of time.
April 5, 2018
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I talk about my strange editing process and some inspiration I got to continue doing what I'm doing. Plus, I have some questions for a certain Gary Vaynerchuk.
April 4, 2018
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Getting back into the swing of things on this snowy Monday. I discuss turning a corner in the type of content I'm producing as well as showing up for your passion every day.
April 3, 2018
High Quality Post Unlock - King for a Day 67
It's seems that I've made a breakthrough on how to deliver a high quality post on social media platforms, especially Instagram stories / Snapchat. I've also found that after digging deep in a previous episode, it's been easier for be to be transparent with my followers online.
April 1, 2018
LGBTr - Ep. 4 - Larry Benjamin
An author of over five books, Larry Benjamin describes himself as an artist with words as his primary tool. I talk about what it was like growing up gay in the '60s, what lead to the writing of his books, and what diversity and inclusion mean to him as an author.
March 31, 2018
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Things have thankfully toned down. I give a quick update on my day and writing progress as well as some recommendations in audio drama and music.
March 30, 2018
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I mess up the beginning of this episode (oops) and then I talk about a new idea to stay current and show off my storytelling skills at the same time.
March 29, 2018
Un-Commuted - 22
Had to take a day off to get my mind right and refocus. Here's an update on what I've been up to and a quick Netflix recommendation that I think you'll enjoy.
March 28, 2018
Un-Commuted - 21
Life is hard, but you gotta go through the process.
March 28, 2018
Un-Commuted - 20
I went through some relationship drama over the weekend and it's forced me to focus more on my main goals. Take a listen. It might be helpful if you're going through something similar.
March 26, 2018
Starting The First Draft - King for a Day 42
I briefly talk about the very beginning stages of the first draft of the sci-fi book I'm currently editing now. From my King for a Day series on YouTube.
March 25, 2018
LGBTr - Ep. 3 - Jefferey Spivey
Get into the mind of the man who thinks he may just be Black gay Larry David. It's Jefferey Spivey of men's fashion blog, Uptown Bourgeois. We discuss his life, his book "It's Okay If You Don't Read Everything", and his thoughts on a number of topics ranging from being stereotyped to achieving your dreams.
March 24, 2018
Un-Commuted - 19
I was a bit nervous to post this because I usually leave these deep thoughts to myself. But hey, this podcast is all about me speaking my truth and my thoughts, so here you go.
March 24, 2018
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I discuss staying productive and vent about society's obsession with cheese...ew...
March 22, 2018
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My latest release of short stories and making progress in editing while stuck on one page.
March 21, 2018
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I gear up to release my short stories and discuss my impaired ability to jump into conversations on Twitter.
March 20, 2018
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I talk about how if your 9-5 aligns with your purpose, how Mondays don't feel so bad. I also reveal an idea that may have me utilizing some unused skills.
March 19, 2018
King for a Day - Being A Busybody
I had a full day today. Check out everything I've been up to and see what's ahead.
March 18, 2018
LGBTr - Ep. 2 - Victor Yates
Learn all about how a boy from Jacksonville, FL grew up to become an award-winning writer living in Los Angeles. Victor Yates has work published in the anthology named For Colored Boys, and has recently released his latest book A Love Like Blood, winner of the 2016 Lammy for debut LGBT fiction. We talk life, love, and what you can get out of reading his work.
March 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 14
I discussed my different Netflix watches and talk about my skills as an idea person.
March 17, 2018
Un-Commuted - 13
Some gems came to mind today on the drive. First, about what to do when faced with a big challenge. Then, I talk about a shift in mindset that could help us all be successful in our own way.
March 15, 2018
Un-Commuted - 12
I got inspired about how to expand the world of Pangaea, determined to continue editing my book, and frustrated with multiple takes of the episode!
March 14, 2018
Un-Commuted - 11
Pushed back doing work last night and started today with a new attitude, but did it last?
March 14, 2018
Un-Commuted - 10
My character art came in and I discuss my decision to go the self-published route with my book.
March 13, 2018
King for a Day - Being Bad
Some more ramblings about my writing process from my vlog series, King for a Day. I was happy to round out the villain in my novel. Take a listen!
March 11, 2018
LGBTr - Ep. 1 - Samuel Alexander
I talk with author Samuel Alexander about his life, his work, and his thoughts on writing. This was the first author interview I conducted and it spurred on a new series for me. Listen up!
March 11, 2018
Un-Commuted - 9
The joys of a Friday morning turn even more joyous when I get an email with my near-complete character illustrations.
March 9, 2018
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I tease a new idea that hit me in the middle of the night and clarify some comments I made on Twitter about a popular show.
March 8, 2018
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Snow Day Update - I finished marking up my novel. Ready to dive in and make changes.
March 7, 2018
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Working on my book's villain and trying to step up my game!
March 7, 2018
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Things done over the weekend and my problem with procrastination.
March 5, 2018
Un-Commuted - 4
How about that Scandal / How to Get Away with Murder crossover? I give my thoughts on #HowToGetAwayWithScandal and podcasts I'm soon to start listening to.
March 2, 2018
Un-Commuted - 3
My audio files were lost for this episode, so here's a quick rundown of my main points.
March 2, 2018
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I talk a bit about the need to be vulnerable in order to connect with people, but how hard it is to do. I also touch on my hopes of being a full-time author in the future.
March 1, 2018
Un-Commuted - 1
An intro to the podcast all about my thoughts on what's going on in my life and impressions about the podcasts and audiobooks I'm listening to on the commute to and from work.
February 27, 2018