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Shootin' the Ish with a Brit

Shootin' the Ish with a Brit

By Shootin’ the Ish with a Brit
A Black American shorty shoots the ish with a white British chap from an anti racist and anti supremacist lens.
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S5 Ep. 3: Under The Banner of Heaven - Episode 4 - Church and State
They found Bishop Low! ... and he is not dead. That man is fishing.  Episode 4 of Under the Banner of Heaven, titled Church and State, shows us the internal struggle Detective Jeb Pyre has when he chooses his job over the demands of Church. It's revealed that Dan's defiance of man's law takes him down an FLDS path that puts his life and the life of his wife in danger. Ron was indeed upset by his own wife's writing of the letter to the President of the Church, denouncing anti-government sentiments. And Detective Taba is still useless. Jen and David have a found a way to relate to all of these, as we're sure you have to. Get into the conversation, and let us know if you agree that Sam Worthington's acting needs to go in Apartment 4E. Twitter: @ishwithabrit IG: @shootintheishwithabrit website:
May 16, 2022
S5 Ep. 2: Under The Banner of Heaven - Episode 3 - Recap
David and Jen discuss episode 3 of FX's Under the Banner of Heaven. This episode dives more into the distrust between Fundamentalist Mormons and the Government. And we get a look into the minds of someone, like Sam (Rory Culkin) who believes that he heard from God to destroy those on a "list." David and Jen discuss whether Brenda and Erica were on the "list"; How this story attempts to be an authentic Mormon story without an outsider's gaze; the mediocrity of the show's music; How everyone has to serve someone; and other awesome realizations. Also, what value has Detective Bill Taba brought to the show? We genuinely do not know... Let us know your thoughts! Twitter: @ishwithabrit , IG: shootintheishwithabrit or Website:
May 09, 2022
S5 Ep. 1: Under The Banner of Heaven - Episodes 1&2 - Recap
Season 5 is here! And what better way to start than to review a show - FX's Under the Banner Heaven, starring Andrew Garfield as a Mormon Detective (Jeb) investigating a double homicide - a Mormon wife (Brenda) and daughter (Erica). The suspects are all Mormons, making the Detective's job in some ways easy and other ways hard as he navigates his faith and the faith of those who may just be murderers. In this season's inaugural episode, we discuss the first two episodes - When God Was Love and Rightful Place. David has a theory on who may have killed Brenda and Erica and suspects that the killers will use their belief in God to justify it. And Jen offers her cult experience as a way to bring color and understanding to the two juxtaposed sides of Mormonism that tugs at Jeb and Allen, the husband of Brenda. What do you think of the show so far? How are your own beliefs or non-beliefs informing your view of the show? And what from the show would you put in Apartment 4E? P.S. Why is Andrew Garfield NOT in the Bond conversation?
May 08, 2022
Batman: Over The Years
Jen and David discuss the portrayals of DC's Batman over the years. Which Batman did you grow up with? George Clooney? Michael Keaton? Who is your favorite Batman? Who was the worst? The duo discuss their preferences and the reasons for them. 
May 02, 2022
Bond, James Bond.
In this bonus episode we consider the potential replacement for Daniel Craig in the James Bond franchise. 
March 01, 2022
S4 Ep. 13: Life Stories: Now
Now, now, now. Our now is as mid-30somethings looking forward to all that life has to bring. David lives in Hawaii and Jen is about to get married. The now is now-ing. Get into it with us by sharing how your now is shaping you.
November 01, 2021
S4 Ep. 12: Life Stories: Mid-30s
Divorce. Leaving HBO. Starting Businesses. Oh yeah - 30s, we got some endings and beginnings. Join us as we reflect on how our mid-30s shaped us. What about that era do you long for?
October 25, 2021
S4 Ep. 11: Life Stories: Early 30s
Early 30s! The decade that scares so many folks. For Jen and David, 30 heated up. He got married. She jumped out of a plane. Yes - that kind of heat. Explore this fleeting era with them while taking a ride down memory lane OR anticipate what yours could look like.
October 18, 2021
S4 Ep. 10: Life Stories: Late 20s
First Love, Exiting a Cult, Malaysia Travel, and Joining HBO…The Late 20s were Lit! Wait … does anybody even say that anymore? And Apartment 4E is controversial - broken hearts? Eehhh…iono about that one!
October 11, 2021
S4 Ep. 9: Life Stories: Mid-20s
From joining a cult to losing a beloved grandmother, the early 20s sped to levels of “deal with this…and this…and this.” What would you tell someone who is entering theirs?
October 04, 2021
S4 Ep. 8: Life Stories: Early Career
A lot of lessons you cannot learn until you experience something, and your early career is filled with them.  How to deal with people? What kind of person are you? How do you take responsibility for yourself and your career? Let's find out!
September 27, 2021
S4 Ep. 7: Life Stories: The Transition - College to Career
Whether you're leaving school or University, the shift to working life is a big one. As individuals, most of us begin to take more responsibility on than we've ever had to, and you don't get eased in. It all gets more complicated from here on out! How was your transition? Do you miss college or you couldn't wait to leave and get started? Maybe you didn't even go, but wish you could have? 
September 20, 2021
S4 Ep. 6: Life Stories: The College Years
Leaving home for college was one for the books! From Interviewing for a college spot in the UK to having sex for the first time in the U.S. - The college years weren’t just about being in school. It was about who we were becoming. If you went to college, what would you say you learned about yourself? …And was it worth it?
September 13, 2021
S4 Ep. 5: Life Stories: Ages 16-18
True teenage-hood. Jen shares her prom story and insecurity going from glasses to contacts. David talks more about being a chubby gamer and where he was during 9/11. For Apartment 4E, we put in people who use too many words and people trying to fit in. What about 16-18 makes you revisit that time?
September 06, 2021
S4 Ep. 4: Life Stories: Ages 11-15
The formative years, and some big moments for Jen & the Brit. Periods, sex, drugs, and some relocation. 
August 30, 2021
S4 Ep. 3: Life Stories: Ages 6-10
Life became real … from ages 6-10. The consciousness of moving from The Council Houses (known as: The Projects in the U.S.) to Identifying One’s heterosexuality. What about 6-10 made life real for you?
August 23, 2021
S4 Ep. 2: Life Stories: Ages 0-5
Jen and David offer impactful moments from ages 0-5. From coming into the world during a snowstorm to a drunken Dad climbing into one’s baby cot. What about 0-5 impacted you most?
August 16, 2021
S4 Ep. 1: Life Stories: Intro to the Season
Season 4 is here! In this intro to the season, we set the stage for the upcoming life stories we share from zygote to middle age (ha!).
August 09, 2021
S3 Ep. 13: Relationships w/2020
2020 has been one helluva year! For the season finale, join us in reflecting on how you bonded with 2020. Was it tumultuous? Triumphant? A bit of both? What we can agree on is that it was a year that changed us forever. And for that, we are grateful...yet it came with some bruises for some of us. What about 2020 would YOU like to put in apartment 4E?
January 04, 2021
S3 Ep. 12: Relationships w/Politics
Korey Salter, Political Campaign Strategist, and Lindsay Scola, Former Obama Administration staffer, join us to chat about their relationships with politics. The Covid-19 vaccine, voting, equity and the future of political parties are all discussed as we ruminate on a relationship that effects us and our neighbors. How does your engagement reflect what matters most to you?
December 28, 2020
S3 Ep. 11: Relationships w/Work Colleagues
Do you like your co-workers? Do you respect them? Can you trust them to perform their roles? Now, turn those questions on yourself. Caroline Garcia, Talent Acquisitions Specialist, joins us to discuss her professional experience recruiting talent; how recruiting relates to HR; the past and current challenges of changing how boardrooms look; and how her efforts are evolving. Listen to this episode if you’re looking for solutions on how to build better relationships with your colleagues.
November 30, 2020
S3 Ep. 10: Relationships w/Police
So many conversations are happening about law enforcement officers...without officers! We present a conversation with two law enforcement officers - Jonathan Parker and Lenny Bradley. Parker has been an officer in Chattanooga, TN since 2007. Lenny has been an officer in NYC since 2006. Both offer their experiences with their communities from personal, professional, wellness and religious perspectives. This is a chat about the RELATIONSHIP, which has never been a healthy one for some Americans. Parker and Bradley share how they are helping heal the relationship, but they can’t do it alone...tune in!
November 23, 2020
S3 Ep. 9: Relationships w/Romantic Partners
Love, love, love. Romantic relationships might be the most mysterious of them all. So, Jen and David are joined by one of Jen’s exes and David’s ex-wife - Hilaire and Trish, respectively, to chat about how they view romantic experiences. For Jen, she hasn’t seen or talked to Hilaire in 2 years. For David, he has an excellent relationship with Trish that came with a lot of work and where they now consider themselves family. Tune in to a unique conversation with two exes who present their perspectives on their time with the hosts and what they look for in future mates.
November 16, 2020
S3 Ep. 8: Relationships w/Privilege
“Privilege is a helluva of a drug.” Rick James may not have said that exactly, but it’s true! Sekani, a U.K.-based Film Director and Sam Wolov, a NorCal-based beauty and fashion photographer, open up about their relationships with racial, gender, professional, and financial privileges. What privilege(s) do you have, and how are you using them to harvest equity? Join us as we tackle privilege from angles not commonly explored.
November 09, 2020
S3 Ep. 7: Relationships w/Aging
AGING! An inevitable aspect of life. We are joined by FOUR guests who offer diverse perspectives on their relationships w/aging - Colleen Rosenblum (53), Host of “Hot Flashes and Cool Topics” podcast; Chase Parker (31), Filmmaker and Podcast Co-Host of “Bros with No Hoes”; Andy Grant (54), Podcast Host of “Real Men Feel”; and Alan Ursillo (73), LA-Based Actor and President of the Alan Ursillo Corp. We dive into aging piece-by-piece, starting with childhood and landing at mature adulthood. How has your view of aging evolved over the years? Like it, love it or hate it? This convo offers solutions on how to view aging as living, breathing beings.
November 02, 2020
S3 Ep. 6: Relationships w/God
OH. MY. GOD. We chat about our relationships with God, whether existent or non-existent. And we bring in LA-based writer Kiana Garner, who is a practicing Nichiren Buddhist and UK-based podcaster Marc Jeffrey, an agnostic, to bring energetic perspectives to the discourse. We ruminate over the differences between God and religion; whether hallucinogens help you see the spirit world; how their beliefs in God inform other relationships; and more. This might be one of the few times you hear a convo about God and no one gets angry or tries to convince anyone of anything. So, what’s your relationship with God like? Let’s talk about it!
October 26, 2020
S3 Ep. 5: Relationships w/Social Media
“Everything is not as it seems,” and people’s use of social media can reflect this very well. We are joined by Camila Greenberg (certified Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, Reiki practitioner, and LA-based actress) and Emily Coffman (host of “Girls Gone Healthy” podcast and former D1 athlete) to discuss their relationships with social media during this time of unprecedented physical disconnection. How does your relationship with social media validate you, represent you, and even effect human rights? All and more are explored.
October 19, 2020
S3 Ep. 4: Relationships w/Travel
We focus on our relationships with TRAVEL. | For travel professionals Erick Prince and Ashley Renne, their relationships with travel evolved over time. For Ashley, it morphed into a purpose for environmentalism, sustainability and a plant-based lifestyle. For Erick (aka Minority Nomad), it’s led to him wanting to be the first African-American man to travel all over the world, with 95 countries currently under his belt. | We hope this episode gets you thinking about how traveling can impact your growth.
October 12, 2020
S3 Ep. 3: Relationships w/Money
“Money, Money, Money!” What is your relationship with it? | Financial Therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin and LA-based Actor Jason Bernardo join us to discuss their journeys with currency. From childhood experiences w/money TO understanding that it’s the only relationship that you can’t avoid (or there will be immediate consequences), We explore aspects of the relationship that most people haven’t yet considered.
October 05, 2020
S3 Ep. 2: Relationships w/Self-Care
Eva Rodriguez, a certified integrative nutrition health coach with specialized training in Emotional Eating Psychology and Mindfulness, joins us to chat about how self-care leads to balance. What is self-care? What isn’t self-care? Why is it important to practice? All of these questions are discussed, along with teaching children about the practice and how to make time for the most important person in your life - YOU!
September 28, 2020
S3 Ep. 1: Relationships w/Self
Season 3 is here! And we focus on RELATIONSHIPS. First up - Relationships with SELF. | We explore - What is the self? How did you become aware of the self? What fixed characteristics do you have? How do you feel about yourself? | As we’re all spending more time sitting within THE SELF, this episode will provide some insight on how to reflect on the being you are and the being you’re becoming.
September 21, 2020
S2 Ep. 14: Black & White Ending, American Neighborhoods and Jacob & Tillie Tell All
For our final episode of the season, David’s precious niece and nephew, Jacob and Tillie, join us to shoot the ish about “Friends,” how COVID is affecting them in England, what it means to be annoying and more! | Jen and David turn the “what we learned” on each other; big up their neighborhoods; and give huge shout-outs to all guests. | Thanks for a great season, listeners!
May 11, 2020
S2 Ep. 13: Black & White Real Estate, American Permanence and Becky & Karen
Luke Middleton, owner of The Middleton Group, shoots the ish with us about real estate. We discuss anti-discrimination acts, best properties to invest in and the essential nature of his business during COVID. | David shares some good news, Jen puts Karen & Becky in Apartment 4E, and we dive into other topics that you don’t want to miss.
May 04, 2020
S2 Ep. 12: Societal Design x Social Impact, British Whitewash and Nani’s Favorite
Xavier Ramey, CEO of social impact consulting firm Justice Informed, stops by to shoot the ish about how the United States operates on an opportunity and injustice model, socialism, and how Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategies can help organizations improve communities. | Jen and David further discuss groundhog days, when to HEART iMessages and Nani’s favorite song.
April 27, 2020
S2 Ep.11: Black & White Finances, British NHS and Mum’s Apartment 4E
Lindsay Bryan-Podvin joins us to shoot the ish about financial therapy and how it could help us all have a healthy emotional relationship to money. | Jen and David further discuss how much David is his mum’s child; COVID-19 cases in remote Amazonian communities; so-called American freedom fighters; and more.
April 20, 2020
S2 Ep. 10: Black & White Healthcare, British Skipping Singh, and Biting Puppies
Dr. Ricky Brathwaite joins us to discuss his role as CEO of the Bermuda Health Council during the COVID-19 crisis. | Then, Jen and David shoot the ish about how the pandemic is hitting communities of color the hardest; tree conservation; and pandas mating with no human lookey-loos.
April 13, 2020
S2 Ep. 9: Black & White Content, American Unity and Roddy’s Box
Jay Roewe, SVP of Production at HBO, joins us to chat about how he sees the future of consuming content; what he values during this time of crisis; and how he has been an agent for diversity. | Jen & David waste 2 seconds on the sh*tty job Trump is doing. Jen learned how to flip an omelette. Also, David puts misleading memes in Apartment 4E. | Lastly, who knows what “the box” is in Roddy’s song? 🤔🤔🤔
April 06, 2020
Special: Black & White Virus, British Pondering, and American Reflections
We are still technically on a mid-season break, but The Rona broke us out of it temporarily. | We chat about how The Rona is affecting our towns - LA and NYC. | We spat about who’s to blame for poor response to the pandemic. | And Jen turned 36 in quarantine.
March 26, 2020
S2 Ep. 7: Black & White Ghosts, British Brexit Chicken, and Marge Simpson Is Creole
Identical twin sisters Lisa and Lindsay Estes join us to discuss their podcast “Your Haunted Holiday.” These two not only break down the histories of haunted locations in the U.S., but they share their personal story of seeing a ghost in real life! | The Brit wonders why scooters aren’t city-backed. Jen co-signs a theory that Marge Simpson is Creole. | And more, of course!
March 09, 2020
S2 Ep. 6: Black & White Podcasters, American Positivity, and Basic B*tches
Just Jae & Ryann join us to discuss their podcast “Tell Me Another Lie.” We also get real about race and whether interracial friendships are real without convos about race. | Also, the Brit likes how positive Americans are. Jen learns more and more each day that she can’t deal with basic b*tches. | And duh - more!
March 02, 2020
S2 Ep. 5: Black & White Printer Ink, American Car Space & Hip Cops
YouTuber SAS Scales joins us to chat about her journey in recapping reality shows for the masses. | The Brit has a gripe with whoever only sells black & white printer ink; The minimum amount of space between cars also bugs him; and Jen shines a spotlight on British cops using the Dolly Parton challenge to catch suspects. | As usual, there’s more!
February 24, 2020
S2 Ep. 4: Black & White Awards, British Stormzy and Dinosaurs
HBO Awards Manager Kevin Mahoney joins us to chat about his career, which includes a past life as a PA on The Maury Show. | And Jen and the Brit chat about dinosaurs, Rapper Stormzy showing off his slippers and more!
February 17, 2020
S2 Ep. 3: Black & White Games, British Periods, and Pink Floyd
Card Game Entrepreneur Kimelia Weathers joins us to talk about her journey to create “Brilliant or BS.” | Also, Jen and The Brit discuss Period Poverty, Public Speakerphone Shenanigans and more.
February 10, 2020
S2 Ep. 2: Black & White Hair, American Politics, and Ombré Eyebrows
Cosmetologist and Educator Ms. Maryam joins us to discuss her journey into the industry of hair. | Jen and the Brit also chat about the complexities of politics and an eyebrow trend that should’ve been left in 2019. | And we debut a couple new games that we’ll play with each upcoming guest(s).
February 03, 2020
S2 Ep. 1: Black & White Dalmatians, American School House Rock, And Kids Tell All
Season 2 is here! Welcome back! | Kai & Nila share their important kids’ points of view. | School House Rock is remembered as a staple in elementary education. | And drivers really need to stop using the phone while one of us was in a car accident. | This is the BLACK AND WHITE season. Stay tuned to know how we incorporate that theme into every episode. Cheers 🥂 !
January 27, 2020
S1 Ep. 13: British Stolen Toilet, American President Trump and Brentwood Gentrification
Our season finale features the British Blenheim Palace missing a gold toilet called “America.” | The Brit gives us his gripes with American President Trump. | And Brentwood is being blessed with melanin - Gentrification in full effect. | And more!
September 22, 2019
S1 Ep. 12: British Dinkys, American Float Tanks, and Dave Chappelle
Jen didn't know how much she would love British Dinky Deckers l The Brit introduces the world to another form of meditation - float tanks l And they decide to take on Dave Chappelle's "Sticks & Stones." | And more! Curb your feelings at the door, please.
September 05, 2019
S1 Ep. 11: British Years and Years, American Mass Shootings and Apartment 4E
The Brit & Jen discuss the HBO show “Years and Years” and its current relevance | American mass shootings continue to be a thing | And Apartment 4E is the black hole of all things you’re annoyed with | Take a listen!
August 15, 2019
S1 Ep. 10: British Litter, American Phoniness, and Chicken Teddy Bears
It’s our 10th episode! | To celebrate, Jen and the Brit are in New York to record TOGETHER (not really to celebrate, just coincidence 🤷🏽‍♀️) | The Brit has a bone to pick with Americans’ phoniness | Jen has a bone to pick with Britain’s lack of trash cans | And there’s some lady making teddy bears out of chicken bones. Wtf?
July 17, 2019
S1 Ep. 9: British Summers, American Bonnets, and Food Deserts
The Brit is in Hungary reminiscing on how great summers in London are; Jen got to see her niece, Nila, enter a rite of passage - wearing the bonnet; and we discuss food deserts in America and how one church in Chicago is working to put an end to that...and more!
July 04, 2019
S1 Ep. 8: British Chernobyl, American Weekends, and Indigenous Peoples History in America
Jen gives props to the mostly British cast of HBO's "Chernobyl"; The Brit is ecstatic about the cultural practice of weekends with friends in America; And we both learn more about the indigenous peoples history in America.
June 19, 2019
S1 Ep. 7: British Football, American Wright Brothers, and the Georgian Film Industry
We’re back from a hiatus! Jen salutes Liverpool’s 6th European Cup win; The Brit gives props to the Wright Brothers for their ingenuity of flight; and the COUNTRY of Georgia gives the Brit all the feels.
June 03, 2019
S1 Ep. 6: British Festivals, American English and Game of Thrones Premiere Geekdom
British Film Festivals are a thing for American filmmakers | The Brit is thankful to speak English in America | And Jen and the Brit both fangirl over the premiere of ”Game of Thrones”
April 16, 2019
S1 Ep. 5: British Emilia, American Cats, and The Movie “Us”
Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke gets a shout-out | The Brit Has A Smelling Ritual with His Cat | And Jordan Peele’s “Us” Has “Us” Divided on What’s Deep and What Ain’t
April 09, 2019
S1 Ep. 4: British Rappers, Trainers in America and Ping Pongin’ Slang
Will Jay Prince lead the British rap explosion in America? | Trainers get more love in America (specifically, LA) | The Brit gets none of the American slang while Jen uses logic to breakdown his British jargon. | And of course, there’s more!
March 26, 2019
S1 Ep. 3: British Elba, American Etiquette, and Mysterious Potatoes
The Brit🤴🏻 & Jen👸🏽 shoot the ish about THE Idrissa Elba, Rude Americans, and Mysterious Potatoes. | Oh! And in hindsight, Catelyn Stark deserved the Red Wedding (fight us) 🧐
March 12, 2019
S1 Ep. 2: British Gin, The American Dream, and Mud Butt
The Brit & Jen shoot the ish about The American Dream (“get that citizenship!”), British Gin, and Mud Butt. | And the Brit discovers that Jen appreciates street sexual harassment.
March 05, 2019
S1 Ep. 1: A Black, American Woman and a White, British Man Walk Into A Bar...
The Brit🤴🏻and Jen👸🏽 introduce themselves, and it all falls apart after that.
February 14, 2019