Kat's Korner: The Podcast

Kat's Korner: The Podcast

By Kat's Korner: The Podcast
"I make the abstract tangible."

My name is Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi, and I am a cultural architect. Also, I am also a professor and owner of LiL SoSo Productions, a creative agency that produces experiences centered around Black cultural themes and works with creatives in need of inspiration, organization and execution strategies.

With this podcast, I will share the various lessons, insights, epiphanies, and observations I encounter as I make the best of my creative journey supporting and addressing Blackness from a cultural perspective.
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KKS2: EP 8 One on One (LIVE) w/Toni Blackman
With the world literally at a standstill, now more than ever it’s important to check in with our friends and community. How are you coping in these unprecedented times? Need a little pick me up? A real-talk session? We got you! Join Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi and her special guests as they talk through ups and downs of quarantine life, the little joys, the real-world observations, and the tips that keep them on track throughout it all. Featured Guest: Toni Blackman, a highly respected artist, and social entrepreneur is the first Hip Hop artist selected to work as a cultural ambassador with the US Department of State. She is currently an artist with the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute and a fellow in the Echoing Green Foundation’s Thought Leadership Cohort. Creator of Freestyle Union Cipher Workshop and Rhyme Like A Girl, for which she was awarded a prestigious Open Society Institute fellowship (Soros Foundation), Toni is one of the world’s foremost HipHop activists. Follow Toni on IG/Twitter: @ToniBlackman  FB: ToniBlackman4 and MissBlackman1. Donations can be made via CashApp: $MissBlackman  VENMO: Toni-Blackman PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ToniBlackman
1:00:52
May 20, 2020
KKS2: EP 7 One on One (LIVE) w/Will Snowden
With the world literally at a standstill, now more than ever it’s important to check in with our friends and community. How are you coping in these unprecedented times? Need a little pick me up? A real-talk session? We got you! Join Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi and her special guests as they talk through ups and downs of quarantine life, the little joys, the real-world observations, and the tips that keep them on track throughout it all. Featured Guest: As a felony trial attorney, William Snowden witnesses the discriminatory practices removing jurors from the jury panel. In response to these practices, William created The Juror Project—an initiative aiming to increase the diversity of jury panels while changing and challenging people’s perspective of jury duty. The Juror Project engages the community through informative meetings and group discussions. William presents at high schools, colleges, churches, neighborhood associations, and any other community gatherings to discuss the importance of jury service, the discriminatory practices of some prosecutors, as well as what members can do to actually get on a jury. Follow Will on IG @thejurorproject and @verainstitute. Donations can be made at The Juror Project; The Vera Institute [in honor of New Orleans].
54:11
May 20, 2020
KKS2: EP 6 One on One (LIVE) w/Maryam Foye
With the world literally at a standstill, now more than ever it’s important to check in with our friends and community. How are you coping in these unprecedented times? Need a little pick me up? A real-talk session? We got you! Join Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi and her special guests as they talk through ups and downs of quarantine life, the little joys, the real-world observations, and the tips that keep them on track throughout it all. Featured Guest: In this edition, Kat interviews artist and arts administrator, Maryam Foye. She is an artist, cultural strategist,, and community advocate. As the founder of HBC/430 Creative Programs & Consulting, she supports the growth, programming, and sustainability of small creative businesses, artists and grassroots initiatives. Her work centers the integration of creative thinking and art into work that fuels culture and policy shifts as they relate to Black youth and families. Follow Maryam on IG @MARYAM_FATI_FOYE,  @tribe.430, and @hbc430.
1:05:24
May 20, 2020
KKS2: EP 5 One on One (LIVE) w/Evelyn Bandoh
With the world literally at a standstill, now more than ever it’s important to check in with our friends and community. How are you coping in these unprecedented times? Need a little pick me up? A real-talk session? We got you! Join Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi and her special guests as they talk through ups and downs of quarantine life, the little joys, the real-world observations, and the tips that keep them on track throughout it all. Featured Guest: In this edition, Kat interviews writer and best friend Evelyn Bandoh about how she is coping during this time and her real-time and unpopular opinions on where we find ourselves. Follow Evelyn on IG @evelynbandohwrites  and Twitter @EvieB. Donations can be made via CashApp: $eviemysticgenius
1:16:14
May 20, 2020
KKS2: EP 4 One on One (LIVE) w/Candace Mickens
With the world literally at a standstill, now more than ever it's important to check in with our friends and community. How are you coping in these unprecedented times? Need a little pick me up? A real-talk session? We got you. Join Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi and her special guests as they talk through ups and downs of quarantine life, the little joys, the real-world observations, and the tips that keep them on track throughout it all. Featured Guest: Candace J. Mickens is a massage therapist, yoga teacher & reiki practitioner of Sacred Touch Body Works. Follow Candace on IG at @SacredTouchBodyWork. Donations can be made via CashApp $SacredTouch (donations will go towards Black bodyworkers in need).
46:08
May 20, 2020
KKS2: EP3 Dissecting "Self-Made" + Divesting From the Status Quo
In this episode, Kat dissects the Netflix limited series Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C. J. Walker. What is the responsibility of Black creatives to Black stories, even if they are meant to entertain? Who gets remembered and who gets erased? How do we elevate storytelling out of the status quo? Kat tackles these questios and more in this episode. Additional Sources: Links: Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter responds to  accusations that Netflix’s “Self-Made” trashed Walker’s real-life rival  Annie Malone Annie Malone and Madam C.J. Walker: Pioneers of the African American Beauty Industry History vs Hollywood: Self Made A’Lelia Bundles: Writing a Legacy Books: A'Leila Bundles - On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madame C. J. Walker Frantz Fanon- Black Skins, White Masks Shomari Willis-Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
58:55
April 18, 2020
KKS2: EP2 Mesaage to the Creatives (COVID-19 Edition)
In light of all of the things Coronavirus related, Kat shares some thoughts on what it means to create in these uncertain times.
19:09
March 23, 2020
KKS2: EP1 What Lagos Taught Me (the AMAZING edition)
Happy New Year! Kat starts of 2020 with a report on her trip to Lagos, Nigeria. The Lagos Effect is real. Tune in and check out the five things she learned while there.
33:53
January 19, 2020
Kat's Korner 03: Course Correction
Kat talks about the importance of course correction and how to get back on track when things get thrown off.
16:18:46
March 21, 2019
Kat’s Korner 02: Mo’Nique, Ida B. Wells-Barnett + dream hampton (A Word)
In the episode, I connect some dots! What do comedienne Mo’Nique, journalist, activist and suffragette Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and writer and producer dream hampton have in common? Take a listen and after that peruse my suggested readings: Ida B. Wells- Barnett, The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States Maria W. Stewart, America’s First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches Frye Street and Environs: The Collected Works of Marita Bonner Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South #womenshistorymonth #monique #idabwellsbarnett #dreamhampton #annajuliacooper #maritabonner #mariastewart #blackwomen #activist #socialjustice
32:02
March 2, 2019
Kat’s Korner: Pilot
In this episode you get to learn a little bit about me and how growing up Nigerian and American becomes the catalyst for my love and fascination with Black people and culture.
23:38
March 2, 2019