Skip to main content
MAUDCAST with Maud Arnold

MAUDCAST with Maud Arnold

By Maud Arnold
Hosted by Maud Arnold, world-renowned tap dancer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and joy expert. This weekly show will leave you feeling uplifted, empowered and joyful. Learn strategies to increase your personal joy and practice self-love! Featuring some of the most incredible artists, professionals and human beings.

Follow Maud on Instagram - @maudiepooh
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Shaka Senghor: Authenticity without Expectation
The Maudcast is back and better than ever, with best-selling author and criminal justice activist Shaka Senghor. Maud and Shaka discuss his upcoming book, Letters to the Sons of Society - a soulful examination of the bond between father and sons, and a touchstone for anyone seeking a kinder, more just world. Their conversation touches on fatherhood as a previously incarcerated Black man in America, learning and loving one’s identity, and the value of authenticity. “We do not need to change the narrative, we need to expand the narrative.” Goosebumps. Thank you Shaka! Shaka Senghor is a best-selling author, lecturer, activist, and consultant. As a leading voice in criminal justice reform, his priority is shifting societal narratives by creating content with deep social impact and high entertainment value. His 2016 memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, Redemption in American Prison, debuted on the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists. Follow Shaka on Instagram @shakasenghor and pre-order Letters to the Sons of Society before it comes out on January 18, 2022. Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:01:49
January 11, 2022
#37 - Ryan Jones
On today's Maudcast, Maud is joined by her friend Ryan Jones, who is running for DC Attorney General! Ryan talks DC, DC laws, equity and JOY! You can support his campaign at www.ryanjonesforag.com. Thank you Ryan, for speaking up and taking action! Ryan is an attorney and candidate in the race for DC Attorney General. Follow Ryan on Instagram @rljesq to stay in the loop, and learn more at www.ryanjonesforag.com! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
55:34
May 31, 2021
#36 - Anissa Lee
Today's Maudcast was a special one with Maud's Syncopated sister, Anissa Lee! From Inglewood to national commercials, Neiman Marcus, world tours & movies, they've done it all, and have been close sister friends for almost 20 years! The ladies talked empowerment, sisterhood, and turning your side hustle into your dream career. Thank you Anissa, for always being a bright light!!   Anissa is a tap dancer and costume designer, teaching and performing internationally while running her independent label, Studio A by Anissa. Follow Anissa on Instagram @anissavibes to stay in the loop! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
59:52
May 17, 2021
#35 - Pamela Yasutake
On today's Maudcast, Maud is joined by a brilliant and beautiful special guest, Pamela Yasutake! Pam is one of Maud's Syncopated sisters, and the pair discussed their origin stories, adventures with the Syncopated Ladies, life, the future, their dreams, and legacy! Love you, Pam! Thank you!  Pamela Yasutake is a tap dancer, known as a member of the viral sensation, the Syncopated Ladies, and a Broadway performer in "Shuffle Along". Follow Pam on Instagram @pamelayasutake to stay in the loop! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:13:40
May 10, 2021
#34 - Gisele Silva
Today's Maudcast was a special one with Maud's Syncopated sister, Gisele Silva! The ladies talked giving back, friendships and dating in America versus Brazil, sisterhood and JOY! Thank you, Gisele, for being so transparent, and for sharing you wisdom and journey with us! BEIJOS! Gisele Silva is a Brazilian tap dancer, working with both the Syncopated Ladies (@syncladies) and Music from the Sole (@musicfromthesole). She is also an ambassador for @sodancausa! Follow Gisele on Instagram @iamgiselesilva to stay in the loop! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:03:29
May 04, 2021
#33 - Brandon O’Neal
Today's Maudcast was started off with a treat - a stretch session with Brandon O'Neal! Brandon is a superstar - he and Maud talked discipline, becoming the person you aspire to be, and growth in friendships. Thank you, Brandon, for sharing your wisdom and journey! "You can't practice something and get worse!" Brandon O'Neal is a dancer, actor, singer, and artist known for his work in Broadway's The Lion King, WICKED, Netflix's Christmas On The Square, La La Land, among other film and television credits. Follow Brandon on Instagram @iambrandononeal to keep up to date with his amazing work! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
59:56
April 27, 2021
#31 - Melinda Sullivan
This Maudcast was a fun one with Maud's Syncopated Sister, Melinda Sullivan! The ladies talked about Melinda's performing experiences, finding joy in the craziness, and the importance of investing in your art. As she said, the returns are not always financial, but they are ALWAYS valuable! Thank you, Melinda, for sharing your wisdom and journey! Melinda Sullivan is a choreographer, dancer, actress and educator. She is one of the most highly sought out tap dance soloists in the world, as well as a true triple-threat with an incredibly diverse resume in dance, television, and theater. She has choreographed several episodes of the hit series Encore! for Disney+, she danced in the film La La Land's opening number, "Another Day of Sun," she is a Syncopated Lady, a guest artist with Dorrance Dance, she finished 9th place in the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and has appeared on Glee, Dancing with the Stars, It's Complicated, Disjointed, The Goldbergs, and multiple episodes of the Late Late Show with James Corden. Follow Melinda on Instagram @itsmelindasullivan and visit her website to keep up to date with her amazing work! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:09:11
April 05, 2021
#30 - Kristen Renee Ingram
Today on the Maudcast, Maud sits down with boss lady Kristen Renee Ingram! The ladies talk social justice, community, and finding the tools to access your personal skill set. Kristen asks, “What are you doing with what you have to be of service to others?” Thank you, Kristen, for all you do for the community!  Kristen is the award-winning CEO & Executive Producer at PLUS ONE society – a Black woman-owned event production and marketing agency specializing in social justice and racial equity servicing sports, entertainment and media industries. Follow Kristen on Instagram @kicertified to stay in the loop, and check out Plus One Society at @plusonesociety_ or www.plusonesociety.com! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:03:04
March 15, 2021
#29: Bahia Overton (Part Two)
Today's Maudcast was special, coming to you live from the bathtub - talking and DOING all things wellness! Maud and her joyful sister friend Bahia Overton talk self-care, the intersection of Black History and Women's History Months, and supporting small businesses (and your friends' dreams!) Thank you, Bahia, for reminding us to stop and treat ourselves! Small Businesses mentioned: Intention Candles - Plus One Society (@plusonesociety_) SZN of Change Guided Journal - Hannah Gordon (@hannahgordon510) GLOW CBD Oil - BROWN GIRL Jane (@itsbrowngirljane) The Good Around Us - Gael-Sylvia Pullen (@gaelsylvia252) Meditation Music - Chris Lyons (@chrislyons) Bahia Overton is an entrepreneur, community leader, amazing mom, and owner of Bahia Honey. Make sure you check out her amazing products, Maud swears by them for her body and hair! Follow Bahia on Instagram @bahiahoney, and check out the all-natural beauty line available at www.bahiahoney.com. Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
51:35
March 02, 2021
#28: Dr. Rhonda Jordan-Antoine
In today's Maudcast, Maud chats with the incredible Dr. Rhonda Jordan-Antoine, HER-story icon in the making - building electric grids, advising Presidents of multiple African countries, providing electricity for 30 countries, touring around the world as a dancer, being an amazing mom, wife, sister, and friend - ALL WITH JOY! Rhonda says "Don't choose. Don't settle. DO IT ALL!" Thank you, Rhonda, for your knowledge, love, and joy! Rhonda Jordan-Antoine, PhD is an Energy Specialist in the Africa Region, working on investment and advisory projects in various countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Lesotho, Burundi, and Senegal, and she leads the program Geospatial Electrification Planning in the Africa Region. Follow Rhonda on Instagram at @rhondalenai! Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:04:13
February 24, 2021
#27: Bahia Overton (Part One)
In today's Maudcast, Maud chats with her joyful sister friend Bahia Overton about her business, Bahia Honey - an all natural line of products created to smooth and soothe dry skin. They discuss entrepreneurship, community service, and wellness! As Bahia says, "wellness is REVOLUTION!" Thank you, Bahia, for your knowledge, love, and joy! Bahia Overton is an entrepreneur, community leader, amazing mom, and owner of Bahia Honey. Make sure you check out her amazing products, Maud swears by them for her body and hair! Follow Bahia on Instagram @bahiahoney, and check out the all-natural beauty line available at www.bahiahoney.com. Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:00:26
February 16, 2021
#26: Felton Brown
In today's Maudcast, Maud chats with her amazing friend Felton Brown about the importance of community and lifting each other up, and networking! As Felton says, "You're only as strong as your network." Thank you, Felton, for your knowledge, love, and joy!  Felton Brown is the Senior Creative at Dreamville. You may recognize his work with J. Cole on albums like Forest Hills Drive, or with huge corporations like Chase Bank! Follow Felton on Instagram @feltonamus, and learn more at www.feltonbrown.com. Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:01:16
February 09, 2021
#25: Elijah Shaw
In today's Maudcast, Maud chats with her incredibly brilliant, multi-faceted friend Elijah Shaw about CHOOSING joy on a daily basis. So much love! Thank you, Elijah, for your knowledge, love, and joy! Elijah Shaw is the CEO of ICON Global, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in Executive and VIP Protection. Follow Elijah on Instagram at @sunsear, and learn more at www.industry-icon.com.  Order Elijah's book, AN INTRODUCTION TO CELEBRITY PROTECTION AND TOURING, by clicking HERE. Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch!
01:02:24
February 03, 2021
#24: Gael-Sylvia Pullen
Today's Maudcast was extra special; Maud speaks with joy expert, Gael-Sylvia Pullen about finding joy in the joyless moments, how using joy as a barometer will change your perspective, and the power of peer influence in balance in our lives. Thank you so much, Ms. Gael-Sylvia for your knowledge, love, and joy!  Gael-Sylvia is an author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Follow Gael on Instagram at @gaelsylvia252, and learn more at www.gaelsylvia.com. Order Gael's book, THE GOOD AROUND US, by clicking HERE.  Follow Maud at @maudiepooh and visit her website to stay in touch! 
01:02:33
January 19, 2021
#23: Lenny Williams and Jeff Dess (Trill or Not Trill)
WARNING- After listening to this #MAUDCAST you may be overtaken with inspiration & knowledge that propel into more greatness! Thank you @professor.williams @mrjeffdess @trillornottrill, I Love y’all! You elevate every space you enter. Thank you for sharing your gems, experiences and wisdom! Your passion for education & people are palpable! #maudcast #trillornottrill
01:08:02
January 12, 2021
#22: Barbara Arnold - My Mom (Part Two)
“Tell Me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious Life?” #MaryOliver by way of my mom @isabella.francesca ! My mom dropping so many gems and so much love!!! Henceforth, 1 Monday a month will be my mom’s takeover of the Maudcast!! Thank you all for tuning in!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! #maudify #maudcast #thankful #mommyandme
01:02:03
January 05, 2021
#21: Barbara Arnold - My Mom (Part One)
My mom is the best! She dropped gems about joy, parenting and shared funny stories about @chloearnoldtaps and I! She will be taking over the Maudcast next week to start off 2021 the right way!!! Thanks mom!! @isabella.francesca #maudcast #maudify #mom #thankful #fun
01:02:28
December 28, 2020
MAUDCAST #20: Jeff Dess & Lenny Williams
“If you worry about other people’s opinions, you will die.” @professor.williams ‘ Grandma! That and SO MANY gems were dropped today with my brothers @mrjeffdess @professor.williams @trillornottrill !! Get their Book “”We wear kicks to work” today!! Fortify your mind and empower your future!!! Support these incredibly kind, brilliant and talented men! #trillornottrill #maudify #maudcast #education #authors #thankful
01:13:37
December 22, 2020
MAUDCAST #19: Sekou Senghor
@sekoucreates is SUCH a special young man. I am so thankful and honored to be a part of his village! Tune in for some affirmations, math tricks and overall GOOD VIBES!! Support Sekou’s NEW MERCH! Www.sekousenghor.com Love you, Sekou!!! @shakasenghor thank You for making this happen!! #maudcast #maudify #sekouSenghor #sekouCreates #kidsaremagic #thefutureisbright #thankful #joy
33:05
December 14, 2020
MAUDCAST #18: Hugo Oliveira
@hsoliv is an incredible artist and community activist!! It is thanks to him and @flepia that @chloemaudfoundation started our FIRST after school program in Rio in a Favela!! Everyone, DONATE to the Chloe And Maud Foundation! Change a life through the arts! Thank you , Hugo and your beautiful wife @bruteo for making the world better! #maudcast #brazil #rio #givingtuesday
59:29
November 30, 2020
MAUDCAST #17: Alaman Diadhou (Part Two)
I am inspired by my little brother @alamonster !! Everyone he named his dream collaborations! @rongilmorejr @raphael_saadiq @benwmsonbass @quincyjones @dangelo ! This young brother is exceptional, brilliant and kind! I am so proud!!! #maudcast #alaman
01:01:01
November 09, 2020
MAUDCAST #16: Alaman Diadhou (Part One)
My brother @alamonster is BRILLIANT!! Tune in for some history, perspective and joy!!! Love you, Alaman! #alaman #maudcast #joy #vote #firsttimevoter #proud
59:57
November 02, 2020
MAUDCAST #15: Nia Sioux
1st Time Voting!! Thank you @niasioux I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!! #maudcast
55:47
November 02, 2020
MAUDCAST #14: Giuliano Antonio
Muito obrigada to my Brazilian Brother! Today’s chat was so inspiring and informative!! Everyone check our @giulianoantonio_ ‘s online classes!!!! Love you and I am sooo proud of you!! #maudcast #maudify #brazil #friends #family #thankful
01:02:13
October 26, 2020
MAUDCAST #13: Dante & Connor from Ritual
So much fun chatting with @el.coman.dante @connor_toohill of @ritual_io ! Please download the app and check out our JOYFUL MOVEMENT SERIES!!! link in my bio!! #maudcast #joy #ritual #joyfulmovement #friendsdontletfriendsdreamalone #thankful #wellness #maudify #rootbeer
01:00:11
October 19, 2020
MAUDCAST #12: Alissa Julien
Before recording this episode together, I hadn’t spoken to my little cousin Alissa (@alissajulien4) in TEN YEARS! I am so inspired by Alissa’s brilliance, joy, courage & love!! Wow wow wow! Shoutout to her mom Cassy, YOU DID THAT!! #familyreunion #maudcast #maudify #family #blackgirlmagic #inspired #joy
49:47
October 13, 2020
MAUDCAST #11: Ben Williams
Music & Joy! DC ALL DAY! When you interview one of your best friends of 20 years! The incomparably brilliant, Grammy Award Winning @benwmsonbass !! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom & amazing stories with us! Love you!!!!! Everyone- BUY HIS MUSIC!  #benwilliams #music #bass #jazz #grammys #maudcast #maudify #friends #dukeellington #prince #steviewonder #thankful
01:08:03
October 05, 2020
MAUDCAST #10: Hannah Gordon
Sports, joy, and being a boss with Hannah Gordon! (@hannahgordon510) Thank you so much to my ridiculously inspiring, brilliant, music-loving and door opening friend Hannah! Everyone pre-order her Guided Journal “SZN of Change” on Amazon - I love and appreciate you, Hannah! Here’s to our next trip, Paris?! 🇫🇷  #maudcast #hannahgordon #thankful #womenInsports
59:45
September 28, 2020
MAUDCAST #9: Apollo Jane
Thank you to my amazing sister friend @apollo_jane for sharing your story , your voice and your joy!! I love you!!! PART 2 coming... our duet!!!! 💜💜💜 #maudcast #thankful #sisterfriends
01:08:46
September 23, 2020
MAUDCAST #8: Gabrina Dixon
Joy & Health! We laughed, we learned & I cried lol! So much valuable information with @gdixon2001 on today’s #maudcast !! Stay healthy and safe everyone!!!! So much love!!!!
01:01:03
September 14, 2020
MAUDCAST #7: Kids
Was feeling sad this weekend about the tremendous loss of #chadwickboseman , what better way to bring than to talk to KIDS! So thankful for these ladies in my life who bring so much perspective and insight! Ages 9-16! @nyla_staes @therealegyptskye @emmaleslyfrancis @zyladances @laurentheus ! #maudcast #maudify
58:12
August 31, 2020
MAUDCAST #6: Shaka Senghor
Thank you so much @shakasenghor for blessing us with your time and wisdom!!! Love you!!!!!
59:24
August 17, 2020
MAUDCAST #5: Mya
Mya should write a book on self love, Joy and kindness!!!! Watch as we talked all things JOY !!! Thank you soooo much Mya! I love you my sister!!! #mya #maudcast #maudify #joy
56:56
August 10, 2020
MAUDCAST #4: Star Dixon
Had a beautiful conversation with my sister friend the amazing @stardixon ! “DO THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY!!!" #Maudcast #maudify #stardixon #thankful
53:10
August 03, 2020
MAUDCAST #3: Kids
MAUDCAST Ep. 3! Special guests - KIDS!!! KIDS ARE LIFE!! Amazing chats about joy & life with @laurentheus @zyladances @emmaleslyfrancis @theofficial_allie @lil_jay1023 ! Thank you for brightening my life and the whole world. Thank you!! #maudify #maudcast #joy
58:11
July 27, 2020
MAUDCAST #2: Dale Elliot Jr
MAUDIFY your Monday with me on the #maudcast ! Amazing special guest @daleelliottjr !!!  #joy #thankful #daleelliottjr #maudify
38:48
July 20, 2020
MAUDCAST #1: Affion Crockett
The Real Happy Hour! Special guest Affion (@affioncrockett)!! SO much JOY!!! Thank you for tuning in!  #maudcast
39:39
July 13, 2020