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Mango Tea Podcast

Mango Tea Podcast

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A weekly news and culture podcast for the Caribbean diaspora, serving hot tea with a slice of mango.
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Episode 64- Tea with Sandra Florvella
This episode we sip tea with Sandra Florvella Haitian American entrepreneur who is the Founder of Haitian Businesses and co-founder of Haitea. We discuss her journey from Haiti to the states, and what needs to happen for a successful future of Haiti
January 31, 2022
Episode 63- Tea and Soup with Fondasyon Felicitee
Do you love Soup Joumou? We interview Ireola Olaifa from Fondasyon Felicitee on their annual soup joumou distribution in Haiti, the origins and medicinal properties of the soup and activism at times of crisis in Haiti
January 25, 2022
Episode 62- The Tea on Haitian Vodou
We discuss misconceptions of Haitian Vodou with Professor Benjamin Hebblethwaite, a trained Creolist and Linguist from the University Of Florida. Tune in for the tea
January 10, 2022
Episode 61- Its a Safe Mango
October is depression and mental health awareness month. For this very special podcast collaboration we speak with Gibby from the soon to be launched Its a Safe Space Podcast where we discuss his mental health journey and dealing with stigmas in the Caribbean Diaspora. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction reach out to someone for help.
October 27, 2021
Episode 60- Tea with Kapohn Romar for Amerindian Heritage Month
September is designated as Amerindian Heritage Month in Guyana. The Amerindians are 10% of the country’s population and hold significant Political clout and influence. For this episode we interviewed Kapohn Romar who is a descendant of the Kapong Akawaio people. We talk everything about his culture, politics, the Exxon deal, and Jody tries to learn how to say mango and tea. Listen and share to learn more about this awesome aspect of Caribbean culture!
September 27, 2021
Episode 59- Mangoes in St Lucia
For our very first episode on Youtube we throw it back to when we visited St Lucia for the first time. We talk about how we stayed at a luxurious guest house on a budget and ate mangoes all around the island.
September 20, 2021
Episode 58- We're Back!!!
We're back!!!! After taking time off this summer we are bringing you our top 10 hot stories from the region for summer 2021. Bring your tea and get ready for some shade. Please share and dont forget to follow us on all platforms @mangoteapodcast
September 13, 2021
Episode 57- Kidnap Mango
This week we discuss Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Getting back to normal, Carnival coming back, the Mehul Choksi saga in Dominica and more.
June 10, 2021
Episode 56- Mango Mess
This week's mango is messy and juicy. We discuss Cuba relations with the US and CARICOM, the olympics and much more 
May 31, 2021
Episode 55- Tea with UN Women Caribbean
This episode with speak with Isiuwa Iyahen from the UN Women Caribbean office on a Domestic Violence survey that measured the prevalence of gender-based violence in select countries 
May 10, 2021
Episode 54- Volcanic Mango
This week we discuss the Volcanic eruption in St Vincent and talk 4/20 earth day 
April 20, 2021
Episode 53- DCash Mango
This week we’re back to sip tea and eat mango! We discuss the launch of the Eastern Caribbean digital currency-DCash and talk tea on a white principal who told a Haitian-American to kneel as punishment. Share this episode and follow us @mangoteapodcast
April 13, 2021
Episode 52- Keep Your Mango and Hands to Yourself
This week we discuss how weary we are on femicide in the Caribbean and why everyone man should send a Caribbean woman $100USD. Rest in Power Khanice Jackson 
March 31, 2021
Episode 51- Tea with Abortion JA
This week we sip and spill tea with the founder of Abortion JA. We talk the origins of the grassroots organization, social media, calling out politicians and the future. You're going to want to listen to this episode!  
March 09, 2021
Episode 50- Family Tea with Feminitt
This episode we speak to our “cousins” FeminiTT about feminism in the Caribbean, the rate of femicide in Trinidad & Tobago, intersectionality, educating on gender equality and cold Julie mangos. Make sure you follow @mangoTeapodcast and @feminitt on all platforms
March 02, 2021
Episode 49- Tea with Patricia Rodney
This episode we sip tea with Patricia Rodney, wife and best friend of the Guyanese Revolutionary Professor Walter Rodney. We talk about their life together, fighting imperialism and making sure his legacy lives on
February 22, 2021
Episode 48- Tea with Professor Cécile Accilien
This week we sip tea with Professor Cécile Accilien, who's dedicated her career to teaching about her culture, we talk about what's happening on the ground in Haiti now, the women that have revolutionized history, her Haitian pride, her secret tea recipe and much more. 
February 15, 2021
Episode 47- Protect Caribbean Women
This week we discuss the what happened to Andrea Bharatt of Trinidad and Tobago and how the justice system frequently fail to protect Caribbean women.
February 08, 2021
Episode 46- Really Mango? Its Black History Month
The hosts give off their initial reaction to hearing the news on the Trelawny Jamaica Church shooting and the question of safety in Jamaica after a report noticed that its the top country for homicide in the region
February 01, 2021
Episode 45- Tea with Growing up Krenglish
There’s a Haitian community in NASHVILLE, yes that Nashville. We sip tea with sisters Christelle and Delores LeGrand of Growing up Krenglish and they tell us growing up and living in Nashville, Tennessee as proud Haitians
January 25, 2021
Episode 44- Haitian Independence Tea with Karin
Its a new year, new logo and more episodes! We kick off our inaugural Sak Pasé Ayiti month where we talk all things Haiti. Our first episode of the year we speak to our friend Karin on Haitian independence and what it means for the culture
January 04, 2021
Episode 43- Mango Tea Reflections
As we wind down before we go on our Christmas break we reflect on our 1st year, what we've learnt and how we've grown. We truly feel honored that you've listened, liked, shared, commented, followed us on social media and kept coming back. Thank you to all our guests illustrious guests and most importantly you. 
December 21, 2020
Episode 42- Top 2020 Tea and Mango continued
We pick up where we left off with from Episode 41. The mango is sweeta and the tea is bubbling 
December 14, 2020
Episode 41- 2020 Top 11 Tea and Mango
Whew! 2020 came in hard like Adele’s Bantu- NOTS but we made it and kept the baby hairs intact. We’re highlighting the top 11 tea and mango from this year and running in our community for 2020 
December 07, 2020
Episode 40- Tea with Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS)
Do you remember the Venezuelan oil tanker with 1.3 million barrels of crude oil floating off the coast of Trinidad? Yes? No? Well we spoke to Gary Aboud from the Trinidadian organization Fisherman and Friends to discuss what’s happening today and the geopolitical struggle. Listen and share this important episode and subscribe for even more great content!
November 30, 2020
Episode 39- Tea with Caribbean Republican Constantine Jean-Pierre
Have you ever spoken to a Black Caribbean man or woman that supports Donald Trump? Well we got you, the interview was conducted mere hours after Joe Bidden and Kamala Harris were elected to the Oval Office. With fresh wounds Haitian American Constantine Jean-Pierre bravely sipped tea and talked about his upbringing in Brooklyn, why he 100% supports Trump, his hate for Democrats, and his thoughts on why the Black lives matter movement does not support black men and more The opinions of  guests are their own and does not represent this podcast. Follow us on social media @mangoteapodcast, Don’t forget to share and subscribe to us on all streaming platforms
November 09, 2020
Episode 38- Mango Votes 2020
This week’s episode we discuss the mess that is the US election and why we are 1000% supporting #BidenHarris2020.   GO VOTE! THEY HAVE MANGO AT THE POLLING SITES
November 02, 2020
Episode 37- The Tea on #endSARS
You’ve either seen or heard of the hashtag #endSARS. For this very special episode our special guest Dom (@dmncrss) brings down the origin of #endSARS and the potential ramifications it has for Nigeria Tallawah in de MC- Christophe Maleau- 3.57 Social Media origin of SARS- 5.01 How SARS was created- 7.00 SARS harassment vs the youth- 12.26 Where’s the Military?- 20.53 DJ Switch the Hero- 23.33 President’s response- 24.43 Government’s hoarding of COVID Aid- 26.00 What does China have to say?- 28.08 Nigeria vs Nigeria 30.52 Building Nigeria for the better - 37.17 Favorite Mango- 39.95
October 26, 2020
Episode 36 Money Tea-Caribbean COVID "Aid"?
Yuh borrow money, I Mek Enemy. This week’s episode we discuss the monetary “aid” given to the Caribbean and the ramifications for years to come. Tallwah #ENDSARS- 4.05 Africa is not a country- 8.45 Money talk, mango walk- 11.38 G20- 20.45 Internation Predatory Lending- 25.30 Country Aid- 26.38 China Billion Dollar COVID loan- 32.15 Go Vote- 41.01 Invest in Stock Exchanges - 45.47
October 19, 2020
Episode 35- The Case for Reparations- Tea with Professor Verene Shepherd
The topic of Reparations have long been a standing topic for the diaspora. In this episode we sit down with Historian Professor Verene Shepherd to discuss the work of the Centre for reparations research, partnership with CARICOM and the fight for Justice 5.35- What is the UWI Reparations Research Center 12:03- Caribbean and Asian “Marshall plan” settlements given post independence 14.01 Non- independent Caribbean Countries Involved with the Reparations Center 16.42 How the research center is funded and how you can help 23.54 University of Glasgow “promise” 26.25 UK Prime Minister David Cameroon statement on reparations 32.99 European Governments directly and indirectly involved in the Slave trade 36.25 Right to seek reparatory justice 39.59 Say their names- Recounting names of revolutionaries involved in the fight for freedom 42.55 Buying the documents that outline the injustices against our ancestor 48.25 Zwarte Piet Blackface Controversy and fallout
October 12, 2020
Episode 34- Jamaica Post Election Tea
We are recapping the 2020 Jamaica Election with Kayann! We talk about the landslide win by the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) and what’s next for the People’s National Party. In between we dissect the salty, sweet and sour teas. Tallwah- Nigeria Indepence -1.25 Overview of Election Night and Family reactions- 3.20 PNP Fracture- 5.32 Sidung- 5.51 Portia Simpson Karma- 10.04 Debt and IMF- 14.12 Andrew Holness Election Speech- 19.43 Dancehall in Election- 23.25 Soca in Jamaica- 26.41 People up top- 30.10 Prime Minister Kayann- 32.46 New Cabinet - 39.17 Kayann application to work on Lisa Hanna Campaign- 49.56
October 05, 2020
Episode 33- Justice for Breonna Taylor
The mango is still frustrated and the tea is angry. This week we bring on longtime friends to discuss the legal impacts of the Breonna Taylor ruling and protection of black women. #protectblackwomen 
September 29, 2020
Episode 32- Independent Kittitian Tea with Naadiya Mills
In celebration of St Kitts & Nevis Independence day we spoke to Creative Strategist Naadiya Mills about Kittitian culture, and the future of the island
September 21, 2020
Episode 31- Election Mango- Jamaica Decides 2020
The most anticipated episode is here, Mango Tea Podcast Jamaican election debate. We talk the best and worst dubplates, lackluster debate performances, and of course tea! 
September 02, 2020
Episode 30-Trinidadian Independence Tea with Valmiki Maharaj
For this very special episode we sat down with Caribbean Creative icon Valmiki Maharaj to sip tea and talk all things Trinidad and Tobago Independence. From branding T&T to the world and his role as Creative Director for Lost Tribe. 
August 31, 2020
Episode 29- Tea with Professor Wendell C Wallace
Continuing in our traditional of illustrious guests this episode we speak to Professor Wendell C Wallace from Trinidad & Tobago. We talk about the 2020 elections, racism, police brutality in the historic neighborhood of Laventile, crime and much more. 
August 19, 2020
Episode 28- Sweet Independence Tea- Jamaicans for Dreadlocks
In this episode we dig into the controversial ruling of  Virgo vs Kensington Primary School, bias in Jamaica, lingering effects of colonialism and a sneak peak of the upcoming Jamaica election 
August 18, 2020
Episode 27- Sweet Independence Tea- Jamaica 58
It's Jamaica's 58th year of Independence and we're joined by our 3rd co-host Kay-Ann. We attempt to remember the National pledge, take about devotion in schools and analyze the controversial court ruling on dreadlocks in schools. 
August 10, 2020
Episode 26- Citizenship by Mango
In this week’s episode we talk Citizenship by investment and Its potential impact. We ask ourselves this important question Are we putting up countries for sale? Or saving our people.
July 27, 2020
Episode 25- Tea with the Caribbean Court of Justice
For this week's episode we talk with Samuel Bailey from the Caribbean Court of Justice. This institution was created for us by us and is easily one of the most innovative court systems in the world. So why isn't it used as the final court instead of the privy council? Find out by listening to the episode and sharing because Knowledge is Power! 
July 20, 2020
Episode 24- Tea and culture with Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah
In this week's episode we have tea with the defender of Jamaican culture and dancehall, Professor Sonja Stanley Niaah. We discuss the Beenie Man and Bounty Killa verzus winner, the lack of  Jamaica's history post Indepence, how we can learn about history post independence through the University of the West Indies and much more. Don't forget to share, download and subscribe.  
July 06, 2020
Episode 23- Mango Pride LBGTQ Roundtable Tea
June is Caribbean- American Heritage month and US Pride month. This week's episode is a LBTGQ roundtable where we talk about identity, stigmas, church, finding joy and much more.  Roundtable guests: @gabalexa, @questing_kdustylo, @mr_awesome_life 
June 29, 2020
Episode 22- Caribbean Heritage Month Tea with Sade
Its Caribbean Heritage Month!! We talk about being immigrants in America. culture shock and discovering our identity
June 26, 2020
Episode 21- Sweet Juneteenth Tea with JumpinforJazz
In this week's episode we sip on Sweet Juneteenth Tea with JumpinforJazz. We talk about the African American experience, Identifies, African diaspora intersections and Justice for Breonna Taylor!
June 22, 2020
Episode 20- Hot Tea Child Abuse and Generational Traumatization in the Caribbean
This week we spill hot tea and delivery hard truths about child abuse in the Caribbean, emotions are high and hard facts are given. We discuss the effects of child abuse on the victim and society. If you or anyone you know were victims of abuse reach out to someone for help. 
June 15, 2020
Episode 19- Mango Frustration
This week we open ourselves up and talk about our shortcomings and realization of past microaggressions and racism  
June 08, 2020
Episode 18- Mango Verzuz Mango Beenie Man and Bounty Killa
The first Jamaica Verzuz battle was nothing less than legendary from the police, passa passa, twirls, bellys  and of course tea. We talk about the battle and discuss who won, Bounty Killa twirl or Beenie Man belly 
May 25, 2020
Episode 17- Nottinghill Carnival Mango
This week we go down carnival memory lane and talk about Nottinghill carnival and why you should go
May 18, 2020
Episode 16- Flight and Tea with Kia Moses
For episode 16, we talk to award-winning film screenwriter, director, and all-around creative, Kia Moses! We discuss her debut film, Flight. The decision to move back to Jamaica and of course her favorite tea and mango! 
May 04, 2020
Episode 15- Stay Home Mango
This week's episode tea was spilled and mango was eaten. We talk about the economic impact COVID has had on the Caribbean and what the region will look like in a post COVID world
April 27, 2020
Episode 14- Mango Tea with Senator Robert Nesta Morgan
This we got the chance to interview Jamaican twitter legend,  Senator Robert Nesta Morgan. Listen in, he drops alot of gems about crime, the economy, healthcare system and more!
April 20, 2020
Episode 13 Tek Mango- Vybz Kartel Appeal
This week we bring in our resident Vybz Kartel expert about the appeal court decision, facts on the case, classism, politics, tea and mango.
April 06, 2020
Episode 12 Mango Tea with @DiSocaanalysts- Part 3
Episode 12 is the final installment of our conversation with @disocaanalysts. We touch on politics/politricks, and the stability of the Caribbean. Of course, we talk about mango and tea.  Follow @mangoteapodcast and @disocaanalysts on Instagram and forget to share the episode.
March 30, 2020
Episode 11- Mango Tea with Di Soca Analysts (Part 2)
We continue our tea party with Di Soca Analysts. The second segment goes deeper into the racial divide in Trinidad, the Guyanese no confidence vote and Rich’s experience at Guyana’s first carnival. During the worldwide distancing experiment don’t forget to be social and share the episode! Our final installment of our tea party will be next week.
March 23, 2020
Episode 10- Mango Tea with Di Soca Analysts (Part 1)
WE MADE IT TO EPISODE 10! We brought in our friends @disocanalysts to talk about the coronavirus in the Caribbean, racial divide in Guyana and Trinidad and how it extends into the diaspora, China getting raw resources from the region and so much more.  Follow @mangoteapodcast and @disocaanalysts on Instagram and don't forget to share the episode  
March 16, 2020
Episode 9- Corona Mango
In this week's episode we talk about International Women's day, global gender gap rankings, the threat/ hysteria of Coronavirus, and Guyana's election with two parties claiming victory. The episode is less than 30 minutes, we fulfilled on our promise! Better than a politician in an election year.  Don't forget to share the episode with family and friends! 
March 09, 2020
Episode 8- Mango Tea with Christina Gonzalez
In this week's episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Christina Gonzalez aka @chriss_choreo about dancehall at soca events, dancehall's impact on society, the evolution of soca in Jamaica, and of course tea and mango.   Follow and Share this episode on all major streaming platforms including apple podcast, google podcast, spotify and so much more. Enjoy the episode! P.S. We promise our next episodes be will be under 35 minutes. 
March 02, 2020
Episode 7- Mango Famalay
After being sick last week, We're back with EPISODE 7!!!! In this week's episode we talk about  Canada wanting to be  famalay in Caricom News, the selling of passports and citizenship in the Eastern Caribbean. Trinidad Carnival Road March Contenders, and Jody Eliz talks about carnival tabanca. We also started touching on the benefits of Caricom and how realistic it is. 
February 24, 2020
Episode 6- Mango Tea with Imani Duncan-Price
This week we have an exclusive interview with Jamaican politician Imani Duncan-Price. We don’t hold back and talk about past and current issues affecting Jamaica today. The interview was conducted in a restaurant in New York City. Don’t forget to like, comment, share, download on all major streaming platforms.
February 10, 2020
Episode 5- Mango Townhall
In this week's episode we talk about the Jamaican opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips town hall meeting in Brooklyn, NY, earthquakes, the coronavirus and discuss whether or note the Caribbean is actually prepared. Like, Comment, Share, Download this episode.
February 03, 2020
Episode 4- Mango Bacchanal
In this week's episode its full of bacchanal. We talk about Koffee wining the 2020 Reggae Grammy,  Errol Barrow Day, Usain Bolt baby announcement, The CMU report, Mike Pompeo's trip to Jamaica and US gun laws impact on the Caribbean . Additionally we pay our respects to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Don't forget to like, comment, share and download the episode.
January 27, 2020
Episode 3- Pay them in Mango
This week we talk about Domestic Violence in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, Oil in Suriname,  Jamaican parliament agreeing on ONE policy, the Caribbean Maritime University Report and more. Listen, Like, Share, Comment and Download. Email us at  If you or anyone you know is experiencing Domestic Violence, please reach speak out. Don't estimate it may save a life! #mangoteapodcast #diasporanews #caribbeannews
January 20, 2020
Episode 2 A Mango Divided
In this week's episode our hosts debate weed exportation in Jamaica, Guyana oil discovery, Kingston's potential housing bubble, CARICOM secretariat 2020 message, Kartel and many more. The mango is divided but the tea still hot! Our hosts try their hands at singing and well that tea was not hot. Follow us @mangoteapodcast on twitter and instagram or email us at
January 13, 2020
Episode 1 The Bus has WiFi
For our first official episode we discuss Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness 2019 Holiday speech. As usual we give our opinions while serving tea with a slice of mango. 
January 07, 2020