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Lightskin Talks

Lightskin Talks

By Peyton McLaurin
Lightskin Talks is hosted by Ja'quan McGill and Peyton McLaurin. On our podcast, we like to talk about those controversial topics they won't teach you in school. We feel that many of us are not educated enough on certain social and cultural topics and we feel like it is our job to inform you of those things. We have a question of the week which is our main focal point each episode and we feel that is the best way to interact and teach those who want to be taught!
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Lightskin Talks Episode 11- NBA Draft and Free Agency Recap, Early NBA Playoff Picks, and More!!
We're Backkkkkkkkkkkk! On this episode of Lightskin Talks, we talk about the NBA draft and how each player fits with their team, as well as some draft steals! We then discuss the recent free agency moves and trades, we rate some trades 1-5 5 being a championship level impact and 1 being it doesn't really change the teams' aspect at all! We end with picking our 1-8 seeds in the east and west and talk about our favorites to reach the conference finals. We appreciate all the people who answered the question of the week and listened to our last episode! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @lightskintalks and have a blessed day!
December 8, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 10- Is White Privilege Real?
In this episode of Lightskin Talks, we discuss the question of the week 'Is White Privilege Real?' We give some personal examples, as well as an example we both thought was pretty crazy! We try to give some ways to stop white privilege, as well as some ways white people can use it for everyone's betterment, not just for themselves. We appreciate everyone who listened to last weeks episode and hope everyone has a great Sunday! 
November 15, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 9- Is Joe Biden a Leader? What Policies Can He Implement? Why Ja'quan Hates Capitalism and More!!!!
This episode is a little different then our previous episodes. On this episode we talk about Joe Biden being announced as the 46th President of the United States of America, the policies he is trying to implement, and if we believe he is a great leader or if he is just the face of people coaching him in the background! We later dive into capitalism and Ja'quan explains why he feels the way he does about the topic. Hope you guys enjoy and have a blessed Sunday!  
November 8, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 8- Cardinals v Seahawks Recap, NFL MVP Odds, Rockets New Coach, Embid to Houston?
On this weeks episode Peyton and Ja'quan talk about the award Meg Thee Stallion just won for best Hip Hop Artist in 2020, Houston Rockets new head coach, and the trade implications that could take place soon between the Rockets and Sixers. We also recap the wild overtime game between the Cardinals and Seahawks, while also giving our opinion on the recent NFL MVP odds and who we think should and shouldn't be on the list. We end with the game of the week between the Steelers and Ravens and who has more to prove this week and season between Lamar Jackson and Big Ben! We are going to be dropping a surprise episode this week and whoever post a screenshot of them listening to the episode on either Twitter or Instagram will be in a raffle to be our next guest! Have a blessed Sunday and don't forget to post! 
November 1, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 7- Nets Top 3 In East? Steelers v Titans, NBA 2k Next Gen Ratings and More!!!
In this episode Peyton and Ja'quan discuss the Lightskin Talks question of the week, Big Ten football returning and who we think will make some noise come playoff time! We also talk about the next gen NBA 2k rating that came out over the week! We later get into the two games we believe are must see tv which are the Titans v Steelers and Seahawks v Cardinals. We end with talking about who we think might go undefeated the rest of the season. Thank you guys again for supporting our podcast and we hope you have a great Sunday or whatever day you choose to listen to us! Be on the look out for an upcoming bracket of the 16 best NBA teams throughout history. We will have you guys vote and see who comes out on top!!!
October 25, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 6- Steph vs Isaiah Thomas, Is Tyronn Lue a Proven Winner? Jimmy Butler Top 10? Special Guests Frane and Brian!
On this installment of your mommas' mommas favorite podcast, we are joined by Frane Larose and Brian Donaire our teammates at North Country Community College, and two sad Miami Heat Fans! We start out by discussing Tory Lanez's recent arrest then dive into our question of the week and shouting out those who answered it! We Appreciate it! While our two amazing guests were on we discussed these years NBA Finals, Isaiah Thomas v Stephen Curry, and Lebrons' toughest challenges in the east. We ended it with some NFL topics, such as the Dak Prescott injury and how it will affect the league going forward and more! Thank you guys for all the support and we hope you continue to enjoy each episode! Have a blessed Sunday! 
October 18, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 5- Best NBA Duos, Favorite Drake Song, Special Guest Grant Webb, and MVP Cam Newton v MVP Lamar Jackson!
In this episode of Lightskin Talks, we are joined by Grant Webb Peyton McLaurin's freshmen year roommate, and Ja'quan and I teammate at North Country Community College! We talk best NBA duos, our question of the week (favorite Drake song), Lamar Jackson v Cam Newton's MVP comparison, Bills v Titans, and much more! We appreciate everyone who has listened to our podcast this past month and we look forward to growing this podcast with your guys' help! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Lightskintalks and be on the lookout for the question of the week so you can get a shoutout on the next episode. Have a great Sunday! 
October 11, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 4- Will Bryson Tiller's Album Flop? Mohomes vs Lamar, Heat vs Lakers Predictions, Special Guests
Wake ya mama up, cause it's the 4th episode and we have special guests Frane Larose and Brian Donaire on this weeks episode. Two of our teammates at North Country Community College back in 2015-16. Before discussing their NBA Finals picks, Ja'quan and I talk about the climate change clock that went up in New York City last weekend. We also talk about who will have the better album between 21 Savage and Bryson Tiller. We end with what would have been the matchup of the week between the Chiefs and Pats! Thank you guys for supporting us and if you enjoyed the episode leave a comment, have a blessed Sunday! 
October 4, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 3- Top 3 Drake Albums, Best Players Under 25, Tyler Herro Ceiling, Is KAT Leaving Minnesota?
In this episode of your mama's favorite podcast, we dive deep into the potential of Tyler Herro and who we think he compares too. We talk about Tory Lanez's new album 'Daystar', our favorite 3 Drake albums, the best players under 25, Super Bowl predictions, and more! We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to our podcast and we thank ma dukes as well! Give us a 5-star rating if you enjoy the episode, it helps us get seen by more people. Have a blessed day!  
September 28, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 2- Giannis's Future, LaMelo to the Knicks? Damian Lillard vs Kyrie Irving
In this episode Ja'quan and Peyton talk about the Milwaukee Bucks getting upset by the Miami Heat and if Giannis should force the Bucks to trade him. We give our thoughts on where he should end up! We also dive into what will happen if the Rockets lose to the Lakers in game 5 of the playoffs. We give our picks for the start of the NFL season week 1. Then end with a lottery mock draft and discussing who is better Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard! If you were able to listen to this week's episode we want to thank you and hope you will give us a review and a 5-star rating!  
September 20, 2020
Lightskin Talks Episode 1- NBA Finals Picks, Cam Newton vs Tom Brady, NBA MVP Regular Season Award?
In this episode of Lightskin Talks Peyton and Ja'quan talk about game 3 of the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks series, as well as game 1 of the LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets series where the Rockets won by 15 points. We also get into if the NBA MVP award should be a regular-season award or not. We dive into the NFL discussing the new-look New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and who we believe will have a more successful season between the two. We end the episode giving our opinion on the NBA players' strike and deciding to postpone some playoff games. If you listened to any part of the episode we appreciate it and would also appreciate it if you give us a review good or bad and rate the podcast as well! You can follow Ja'quan McGill @thejaquanmcgill on Twitter and Instagram and follow Peyton McLaurin @peyton_allday12 on both platforms as well! Thank you and have a blessed one
September 13, 2020