Truth Carpet is a podcast hosted by your favorite East Coast- West Coast best friend duo, LoveLoudd LLC. Each episode will dive into college memories, poetry, and a hot topic of the day. Grab your favorite drink, chill with us, and enjoy.
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Childhood Memories Pt. 2
Time flies when you’re having fun! Yaya and Monie check in prior to playing a game of ‘Name that tune’. Both ladies take turns playing song snippets while the other guess the song title and artist. Can you guess these throwbacks? Afterwards, Yaya recites a poem from a her notes section in her phone, which led to a heart warming conversation. Next, Yaya and Monie head over to the Cafe to discuss their Childhood memories. What toys did they like? Did they have favorite snacks? Do they still have anything from their childhood? You’ll have to watch or listen to find out. Lastly, Yaya and Monie head over to their Scenario segment sharing what their first job in their lives were. Grab your drink and enjoy the show 💕 Yaya’s IG - @lov3s3cret Monie’s IG - @_iamloudd_ LoveLoudd's IG- @lovelouddllc LoveLoudd’s YT channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNCGAjghN7Csh6GaK0QDLDA
August 05, 2022
Booked and Busy
Remember rushing home after school to catch music videos so you can learn the latest choreo? Yaya and Monie do! During this episode, Yaya and Monie check in prior to reminiscing about music videos they loved as teens. Afterwards, Monie recites an original piece from a collection she wrote in high school. The ladies are then joined in the Cafe by Sheera who has gone from dancing as a tot to dancing along with stars in front of thousands, on music videos, and more. How did Sheera get to where she is? What does it take to make dance a career? You’ll have to tap tap tap in to find out. Lastly, Yaya and Monie take a trip down memory lane giggling about their freshman step team try- outs. Grab your drink and your two step and enjoy the show 💕 Sheera’s IG - @its_sheera Sheera’s YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Py3QD-od_oCxa_5GVaPqA Yaya’s IG - @lov3s3cret Monie’s IG - @_iamloudd_ LoveLoudd’s YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNCGAjghN7Csh6GaK0QDLDA
July 22, 2022
Let's Talk About Sex
Let’s talk about Sex baby… but before the mics get hot, Yaya and Monie check in then jump into conversation during their Icebreaker segment about an experience that caused a positive shift in their lives. Afterwards, Yaya shares a poem entitled, “You” during the Suite 223 segment. We bet you’ll wonder who this piece about. 😏 In the Café segment, Yaya and Monie talk all things sex. Which sexual orientations do they identify with? What is the bird? What is the bee? How do you go approach having sex when you have roommates? Tune in to see if you can relate. Maybe you can answer a few of LoveLoudd’s unanswered questions. During Dorm Stories, Yaya and Monie spill tea about their first crush. Grab your cocktail and quench ya thirst 💕 Yaya’s IG - @lov3s3cret Monie’s IG - @_iamloudd_
July 08, 2022
Young and Qualified
During this episode of Truth Carpet, Yaya and Monie Check in prior to a game of “Would You Rather” for their Ice Breaker segment. Afterwards, Eric Simpson, taps in for their Suite 223 segment reciting an original poem dedicated to his wife. Yaya and Monie couldn't let Eric go without getting some gems about relationships and marriage. In the Café segment, Yaya and Monie are joined by Trisha Roberts, CNM/WHNP. Trisha shares her journey of learning her passion for her career and the ups and downs of finding her "Why". It was interesting to learn the nurse and midwife's perspective of doctor visits and conversations had with patients and more. During Dorm Stories, Yaya and Monie share experiences they’ve encountered regarding visiting and searching for health professionals. Grab your cocktail and enjoy 💕 Eric's IG - @ericd88 Trisha's IG - @iamnurseroberts
June 24, 2022
Daddy's Little Girl
We're halfway through season 3! After checking in, Yaya and Monie reflect on the action card they pulled from the Impact Deck on episode 8. Tune in to find out how they got something off their chest in a loving way. Next, in Suite 223, Monie recites "Black King" in honor of Father's Day and in celebration of all Black men. You don't want to miss this piece spreading much needed love to the melanated men in our lives! Father's Day is approaching and LoveLoudd wanted to show love to the men that brought them into this world. In the Café segment, Yaya and Monie discuss the relationships they had with their fathers growing up and how they have matured over time. Does the relationship they have with their fathers have an effect on their dating relationships? What do they admire about their fathers?During Dorm Stories, Yaya and Monie share a favorite moment they have with their fathers. Grab a glass of wine, sip with LoveLoudd and enjoy. 💕
June 10, 2022
Closer to My Dreams
After checking in, Yaya and Monie pull and respond to a reflection card about triggers from the Impact Deck created by BestSelf. Afterwards, the ladies are joined for a second time by Jhoe Virago, CPO of @KeepItVertical_, who wrote a poem just for the Suite 223 segment. “Closer to My Dreams” is a relatable yet inspiring piece we know you’ll connect with. In the Café segment, Yaya and Monie are joined by the one and only Nirine S. Brown who shares her passion and experiences with dance, acting, singing and more. She’s worked with groups and celebs that’ll make your jaw drop! Tap into these segments to be inspired by both Jhoe and Nirine, women who are determined to go get it! During Dorm Stories, Yaya and Monie chat and giggle about experiences they’ve had on stage and on screen. Can you guess which of them was a bunny in a play? You’ll have to listen to find out. Grab your drink at the crafty table and enjoy 💕 Jhoe Vargo’s IG - @KeepItVertical_ Nirine S. Brown’s IG - @Nirine_Brown
May 27, 2022
Chivalry Never Died
Yaya and Monie check in before discussing a Shade Room post regarding a man testing a woman he was dating. Was ol' boy shady or nah? In the Suite 223 segment, Yaya finally hops on the mic to recite “Is this Love”, an original poem she found in her phone. In the Café segment, Yaya and Monie chat about chivalry. What the heck is chivalry, is it really dead or is it just taking a nap right now? Is it acceptable for a person to teach their partner how to be chivalrous? During Dorm Stories, Yaya and Monie challenge the idea of women being chivalrous in comparison to men. Grab ya cocktail and enjoy 💕
May 13, 2022
After checking in, Yaya and Monie break the ice discussing their biggest fears. Do you share the same phobias as LoveLoudd? During Suite 223, the ladies are joined by Nadir Ali, author of “Set Me Free”. Nadir recites an original poem,“Psalms 55” and shares his passion and journey with writing. In The Café segment, Yaya and Monie are joined by Dr. Ronald Love to discuss undiagnosed mental health concerns and the impact on people’s relationships. Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, the hosts read and chat about people’s personal encounters with judgements of mental health.This episode is filled with great conversation that seems to be overlooked. Do you agree? Grab ya tea and enjoy
April 29, 2022
After Checking in, Yaya and Monie play a game of “Would You Rather”. Afterwards in Suite 223, Monie recites an untitled poem she wrote as a teen, and discusses how relatable her old pieces are now. In The Café segment, Yaya and Monie, talk about their siblings . How many siblings do they have? What are Yaya and Monie’s relationships with their siblings like? Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, the hosts share, read and chat about other sibling rivalry stories. Grab ya drink and enjoy 💕
April 18, 2022
Paid in Glory
After Checking in, Yaya and Monie pull oracle cards and dive deep into how it relates to their lives. Afterwards in Suite 223, Josh Jones recites an original poem, "Brown Sugar," and explains his passion for his art. In The Café segment, Natasha Howard, founder of Howard House, stops in to chat about mentorship. Why is mentorship important? How does one find a mentor or mentee? How has mentorship transformed her life? Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, Yaya, Monie, and Tasha share personal stories regarding mentoring others and how their mentees inspired them. Grab ya drink and enjoy 💕
April 06, 2022
The Breast of Me
After Checking in, Yaya and Monie share how they’d react if they woke up as men. Next, they are joined by their CAU friend, Errio “Ayo” Boyd, during their Suite 223 segment. Ayo recites a dope ass poem, "All is Fair in Love and War”, discusses his knack for poetry, and the inspiration behind his piece. Afterwards, Yaya and Monie head over to The Café to discuss all things breasts. How to know what bra to wear? How they feel about their breasts? Were they teased when they first began to mature? Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, Yaya and Monie read and react to another woman’s level of confidence with her breasts. This episode is for all the lovers of boobs. Grab ya drink and enjoy 💕
March 18, 2022
Am I The Imposter?
Ever felt like an imposter? This may be the episode you want to tune into because the content is relatable. After Checking in, Yaya and Monie play a game of Concentration during their Icebreaker segment. During Suite 223, Yaya and Monie are joined by Jean Clervil bka Mr. Changing Lives. During this segment, Jean recites one of his most popular poems, "The Wealthiest Place on Earth”, and get into conversation about the inspiration behind this piece and his craft. Next, Yaya and Monie chill in The Café with Prince Domonick to chat about their experiences with Imposter Syndrome. Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, Yaya and Monie review other's encounters with Imposter Syndrome and give feedback. Have you ever wondered if you were an imposter? Grab ya tea and enjoy 💕
March 04, 2022
Embracing My Roots
Wow! LoveLoudd made it to a third season of Truth Carpet! After their Check-in, Yaya and Monie head over to their Icebreaker segment where they chat about moments they feel most comfortable with themselves. During Suite 223, Monie recites an original poem, "Remedy”, and shares her motivation behind this piece. Next, Yaya and Monie chill in The Café where they discuss all things Black Hair. Lastly, in the Dorm Story segment, Yaya and Monie review a list of 10 things people should not say regarding Black Hair. Can you relate? Grab ya drink and enjoy 💕
February 19, 2022
The Meaning of Friendship
And just like that, LoveLoudd has reached the finale for season 2 of Truth Carpet. After their Check In (01:27), Yaya and Monie head over to their Ice Breaker segment (11:50) where they pull oracle cards to get encouraging words. During their Suite 223 segment (24:23), Yaya recites, "Daddy” that prompts a conversation about shadow work. In honor of National Friendship Month, their Hot Topic segment (34:35) is all things friendship. How have Yaya and Monie maintained their friendship after 13 years? What things can’t they stand about one another? What are the key elements of friendship? Lastly, in the Scenario segment (01:35:40), Yaya and Monie share a mail time response from a fellow listener regarding the essence of friendship. Grab ya bestie, cheers to your friendship and enjoy 💕
September 10, 2021
I Need a Vacation
Yaya and Monie were joined by Kieara James, founder and curator of @TakeOffWithKie, for their 15th episode of Truth Carpet. After their Check In (01:27), Yaya and Monie head over to their Ice Breaker segment (15:01) sharing where they would go if gifted an all expense paid vacation. During their Suite 223 segment (20:43), Monie recites an original poem, "Dear Self”. Do you enjoy parties, trips, yachts, good food, & cute ‘fits? Look no further because Kieara has you covered with all of that plus more during the Hot Topic segment. (24:24), Lastly, in the Scenario segment (01:03:35), Yaya and Monie chat about their favorite vacations. Grab a cocktail and enjoy💕
August 27, 2021
Through Fitness and in Health
Yaya and Monie were joined by Victoria Tapp ( @vikkitoria ) founder of Fit With Vic, during episode 14 of Truth Carpet. After their Check In (01:37), Yaya and Monie jump into their Ice Breaker segment (11:00) discussing which Olympic Games they’d like to play. During their Suite 223 segment (20:43), Yaya recites a poem she found in her Notes App, "The List". In LoveLoudd's Hot Topic segment (28:49), Yaya and Monie discuss all things fitness with Victoria Tapp. How does health, mental health, and fitness coincide? Does motivation matter? What the heck are Macros? Tune in to find out. Lastly, in the Scenario segment (01:01:09), Victoria shares a time in her fitness journey when she felt like giving up. Grab a smoothie and enjoy 💕
August 13, 2021
To kick off "Childhood Classics", Yaya and Monie Check in (01:28) then jump into their Ice Breaker segment (10:57) to play "Guess that Song". During their Suite 223 segment (21:41), Monie recites an original poem, "Pain". In LoveLoudd's Hot Topic segment (27:42), Yaya and Monie take a stroll down memory lane chatting about movies, games, and memories they loved from childhood. Lastly, in the Scenario segment (01:09:35), you'll find out what the hosts did to get into trouble as children. You don't want to miss this episode. Grab a Capri Sun and enjoy 💕
July 30, 2021
Take Me As I Am
When they say LaQuan Ford, American poet and author of "Cologne & Bandages" blessed them with hella gems during this episode, they mean it! During this episode, Yaya and Monie Check in (01:28) and jump into their Ice Breaker segment (11:00) playing "Never Have I Ever". Afterwards, LaQuan joined them during their Suite 223 segment (22:35) reciting an original poem, "Pride". In LoveLoudd's Hot Topic segment (33:29), Yaya, Monie, and LaQuan rid their veils and decided it's best to allow people to take them as they are. What inspired them to write? Who are they at heart? As poets, it can be nerve wrecking yet assuring to recite poetry. During their Scenario segment, Yaya & Monie share their first experience with reciting in front of a crowd (1:15:46). Grab a drink and enjoy 💕
July 16, 2021
Pain into Power
“Pain into Power” was the major gem dropped during this episode. We discussed personal development during our Hot Topic segment (28:04) with CPO Jhoe of @KeepItVertical_. Prior to, Yaya and Monie Check in (01:28) and jump into their Ice Breaker segment (11:00). WWYD if you won a million dollars? For the first time ever, LoveLoudd is joined by a fellow poet during Suite 223 (17:40). Jhoe recited, The Boxer, an original piece from her book, DCFS: Delicately Caring For Savages. There was no need for our Scenario segment because our Hot Topic Segment has it all! Grab a drink and enjoy 💕
July 02, 2021
WTF is Girl Code?
#GirlCode has been an unwritten book of rules that women have been following for hella long. Yaya and Monie had to spill the tea on this viral subject during their Hot Topic segment (28:41). After checking in (01:27), they play a game of This or That: Girl Code edition (11:37) for their Ice Breaker segment. In Suite 223, Monie recites an original poem (21:05). During the scenario segment, the hosts read an article about the infamous girl code: friends don't date exes (1:28:38). Grab a drink and relax!
June 18, 2021
Let It Flow
“Word on the street is you’ve gotta drop at least 7 gems in order to be on the Truth Carpet podcast” 💎 Shout out to @cimoresayless of @moonhoney.yoga for catching that word & delivering during Episode 9’s hot topic segment (27:34). Prior to, Yaya and Monie check-in (01:27) & jump into a conversation about their favorite forms of self-care for their Icebreaker segment (12:54). In Suite 223, Yaya recites, “Ocean” (21:37). After their hot topic segment, they are joined by Ciarra to discuss their yoga experience with MoonhoneyYoga (58:29). Grab a drink and relax!
June 04, 2021
She Get It From Her Momma
Ya’ll!!! Our mom’s joined us for Episode 8! Yaya and Monie check-in (01:27) before chatting about superpowers they would like to have during the Icebreaker (11:15). In Suite 223, Monie shares a poem about her mom entitled, “For My Mother” (15:33). Next, they are joined by their mothers, Ms. Leslie Hasan and Ms. Renee Parker, in The Cafe (23:00). Get ready to laugh and learn some things about Yaya and Monie as well as their mother’s perspectives of motherhood. Afterward, Ms. Leslie Hasan and Ms. Renee Parker share their fondest memory of their daughter (01:02:47). Grab a drink and enjoy!
May 21, 2021
Married to Medicine
Episode 7 is Full of Gems!!! Yaya and Monie check-in (01:28) and then play a game of 2 truths and a lie (09:27). In Suite 223, Yaya recites Have You Ever from LoveLoudd Vol. 2. (15:19). They then head over to The Cafe where they're joined by Dr. Jenna Lyn, MHA to discuss Black Women in Healthcare (23:06). Afterward, Dr. Jenna shares a hilarious story about her life as an EMT during their scenario segment (44:50). Grab your drink and enjoy!
May 07, 2021
Stressed TF Out
Episode 6 is all about stress and we are sure you can relate. After their check-in (01:28), Yaya and Monie pull affirmation cards and you'll be surprised to hear which was pulled (12:33). In Suite 223, Monie recites Love on Hold from LoveLoudd Vol. 2. (20:30). Afterwards, they head over to The Cafe to discuss stress and experiences they've encountered. (28:45). What are some of the warning signs ? How do you cope in stressful situations? Lastly, stay tuned for their scenario segment to hear the cutest metaphor describing stress (01:20:37). Life ain't always sweet but grab a drink and enjoy!
April 23, 2021
Your girls have been swiping in a few dating apps and decided to bring the tea for Episode 5. After their check-in (01:28), Yaya and Monie play a game of Kiss, Marry, Kill (15:00). In Suite 223, Yaya recites an original poem she found in a stack of papers (20:30). Next, they head over to The Cafe to discuss dating apps. (25:54) Are dating apps worth the hype? Which apps are better? Has either of them found love? Wait until you hear the scenario segment (01:27:23). Grab a drink and enjoy!
April 09, 2021
Reading is FUNdamental
“To read or not to read? ” is the question Yanique and Simoné are answering in Episode 4 . After checking in, the hosts chat about which Disney princesses they would be (10:55). In Suite 223, Monie recites an original poem, "Fly" (17:14) that prompts a brief conversation about ancestry. Next, they head over to The Cafe to discuss their relationships with reading. (23:34) Is reading fun? Did Yaya or Monie struggle with reading? Which books, if any, are their faves? During their Scenario segment (59:35), they discuss dyslexia and a famous stars’ encounter with it. Can you guess who that person may be? Grab a drink and enjoy!
March 26, 2021
Yanique and Simoné are joined by their friends, PC & Kyle of “Always Misdiagnosed the podcast” for S2E3. After their check-in, Yanique and Simoné play a game of Would You Rather (8:17). In Suite 223, Yaya recites an original yet random poem she came across while digging through papers. It remains untitled (15:13). Next, Yaya and Monie head over to The Cafe for their Hoooot Topic segment to discuss Dental Hygiene with Dr. PC & Dr. Kyle (19:53). Brush your teeth and enjoy! Be sure to follow @alwaysmisdiagnosed PC @whoelsebutpc & Kyle @itspronouncedki_ell
March 12, 2021
All Black Everything
S2E2 is ready for your ears ya’ll! After their check-in, Yanique and Simoné dive into their Icebreaker segment to guess Black movie quotes (11:57). In Suite 223, Monie recites an original poem, "DREAM" (18:08). Next they head over to The Cafe for their Hoooot Topic segment to discuss All Things Black (27:44), including the Black dollar, Black support, Black families and #BlackOwnedBusinesses. Grab your drink and enjoy!
February 26, 2021
Should I Expect A Gift?
We are back & super excited about our second season of Truth Carpet. We have tweaked our show just a tad but are confident that you’ll enjoy what we have to offer. During this episode, Yanique and Simoné kick things off with an Ice Breaker in honor of how they initially met. Today’s ice breaker is a lil' game of “This or That”. During Suite 223, Yaya recites her original poem, “Why I Love You”. Up next for their Hot Topic, Yanique and Simoné chop it up about V-day gifts they’ve received, their ideal way to celebrate V-day, if V-day is a gag or not, and much more. Grab your drink and enjoy!
February 12, 2021
Shawty Swing My Way
In this last episode of “Truth Carpet” season 1, Yaya & Monie discuss the several types of relationships that exist such as Polygamy, Open relationships, and Swingers. As Americans, Monogamy is seen as the norm but is Monogamy really normal? Is Polygamy the way to go? Tune in to hear our thoughts. What are your thoughts? During their Suite 223 segment, Yaya & Monie recite "Untitled", a poem describing what it's like to be in a situationship, and the dorm story segment is spicy. Let's just say ménage a tríos! Warning to our parents, proceed with caution. Love ya!
December 11, 2020
Black Friday is upon us! What better time than now to have Wajihah of Pretty Girls Plan join us to talk all things money! Get your ears ready to dissect pointers regarding smart spending & budgeting. Of course our episode includes our dorm story segment where Yaya and Monie chat about what they wish they knew when they were in college. During their Suite 223 segment, Yaya recites “Heartbreak of a Broken Mind”. We hope you’ll enjoy this episode. Shout out to all the Black Business Owners out there. Let’s continue to support one another. Be sure to follow Jia on IG @_prettygirlsplan 💕.
November 27, 2020
R&R: Relationships and Religion
Religion & Relationships don't always go hand in hand, and it's not a duo that people tend to discuss. Are you for or against dating someone who has a different religious or spiritual stance than you? What would your family think? We weren't afraid to dive into this topic. Tune in to this episode with our special guest, Katrina Pettiford (@dimedivatrina), as we share our perspectives and ideals, despite the fact that we all have our different views.
November 13, 2020
"Find A Way or Make One" isn't just CAU's motto, it's our way of life. Rona thought she could bring us down but we said nah! During this episode of Truth Carpet, Yaya & Monie are joined by a special guest, their good girl friend from the Illustrious Clark Atlanta University, Courtney Rae (@its_CourtneyRae). They discuss Homecoming and their experiences with attending an HBCU. Each lady share their favorite homecoming experiences and Courtney delves deep expressing how much her HBCU experience means to her. Also, per usual, Monie and Yaya partake in a dorm story sharing which campus orgs they were apart of. During Suite 223, Yaya recites an original poem, "Wanna Be". Enjoy!
October 30, 2020
I Can't Work Like This
Have you ever worked in a hostile environment or someplace where you felt undervalued? Unfortunately, we have. Join us in this episode as we discuss whether or not we had jobs while in undergrad and some hostile environments we once were employed at. During our Suite 223 segment, Simoné shares an original piece, “Poetically Imperfect”. Enjoy!
October 16, 2020
Do Men Get Asked These Questions???
Episode 11 is dedicated to everyone asking those annoying questions! We know we aren’t the only ones tired of being asked when we’re having kids and/ or getting married. Tune into this episode to learn our reactions and thoughts. Also, enjoy an original poem, “Estranged”, by Yanique, and hear what both Yanique and Simoné wish they would have done differently while in undergrad.
October 02, 2020
Susan by the Seashore
On this episode of Truth Carpet, Yanique and Simoné reveal what was revealed to them when they met Susan down at the Seashore. They received psychic readings and were so stunned by what they learned, they couldn't wait to share it with you. Also on this episode, you'll enjoy an original poem, Addle Amity, by Simoné. During their Dorm Stories, Yanique and Simoné briefly discuss by which age they thought they'd be married with children.
September 18, 2020
What Are We?
It's levels to this ish! “What are we” is a question that gets flung around more often than not and to be frank, when it’s not said verbally, it’s definitely a question at the back of someone’s mind. Before getting into the nitty gritty bka Hot Topics, Yanique & Simoné discuss difficult courses they took while at CAU. Afterwards, Yanique recites an original poem, “Pursuant”, which goes hand in hand with their Hot Topic, Dating Stages. Enjoy
September 04, 2020
How May I Help You?
How May I Help You? During this episode, Yanique and Simoné discuss difficulties and positive highlights with being miles away from home while attending school in Atlanta. Simoné recites a beautiful original poem, “Diluted Exterior”. For their Hot Topic, these ladies discuss Mental Health, their encounters with it, and their perceptions as a result of what they witness. Please note that this is technically episode 8 as we started our journey on IGLive. Okay, now that that’s been said..... Turn up your volume & enjoy!
August 21, 2020
This episode is all about L.O.V.E ya’ll. That’s right! Yanique and Simoné discuss their experiences of having relationships during college and share their understanding of their top 3 Love Languages based on Gary Chapman’s ideology. During Suite 223, their poetic segment, Yanique recites “Insight” and shares her inspiration for that piece.
August 07, 2020
Does Size Matter?
Does Size Matter? Maybe it does. On this episode of Truth Carpet, Yanique and Simoné reminisce about the good and not so good eats they had as college students in Atlanta. They then discuss if size really matters when thinking of body size and weight. Have these ladies been shamed or shamed others because of their body sizes? Tune in to find out.
July 24, 2020
Don't Miss the Shuttle!
LoveLoudd transitions from IG Live to their very first podcast. They discuss college parties and club experiences, read a poem from their second poetry book, and dive into dating shows. Will they ever be on a dating show? What do they like and dislike about them? Listen to find out. Don't forget to grab your favorite drink and enjoy!
July 10, 2020