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Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson

Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson

By Daniel Thompson
KENOSHA ⏤ Sometimes, the written word falls short of expressing both the emotion and lines of thought that we have.

Sure, they’re convenient if you plan to return to them. But they are cold and distant at their core.

Therefore, I’m starting this ongoing series of video/podcast where I discuss current events, old happenings or anything that the events of the day bring to my mind.

Please, take time to watch/listen below. And of course, feel free to share your thoughts with me at dthompson@theuptownobserver.com.
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Ep. 03 - 'Scattered Thoughts on Justice'

Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson

Ep. 03 - 'Scattered Thoughts on Justice'

Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson

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S2 Ep. 02: 'As long as my community is well fed'
"Maybe I should be dethroned." That's the response in my mind and the reaction I have when others tell me to treat others as competition.  More at theuptownobserver.com.
13:18
July 28, 2021
S2 Ep. 01: 'You are very real'
This episode is about derealization, and the feeling that comes with trying to come back to life and being kept on standby for a year. 
18:00
July 24, 2021
Ep. 07 - 'Flukie'
It’s taken me a long time to appreciate and understand my grandfather, Arzell “Flukie” Thompson, and how his kindness is the most apartment trait he imparted on my family. Listen to this episode to listen to me explore that role of kindness in his life, and now my life. 
23:24
May 20, 2021
Ep. 06 - 'Addiction'
I've talked about my past alcohol and drug use quite a lot as a musician. However, I rarely really recap it live on air in detail because it's hard to tell how to talk about it.  Addiction is highly subjective, and not all people experience it the same way. However, here is how I've come to think of addiction after about 13 years of a combination of various drugs and alcohol and now the last four years and four months sober from alcohol and my former vices. You can read more about me and see my work as a journalist at theuptownobserver.com.
29:18
May 7, 2021
Ep. 05 - 'The Place Where I Can Just Be'
In this episode, I talk about my relationship to music. In short, throughout my entire life, music has been the only place, the only space where I can just be me, regardless of what I look like on the outside. 
24:17
April 29, 2021
Ep. 04 - 'Early Life: Reality and Fancy'
In this episode, I wanted to introduce you to me as a human being.  Not as a journalist. Not as a Black/biracial man.  I simply want to share somewhat of the color of my early years and some experiences that shaped how I react to the world even now so that maybe you better understand me as a person. As always, feel free to share your thoughts on topics I discuss with me at dthompson@theuptownobserver.com.  For my work as a journalist, visit theuptownobserver.com. 
29:49
April 22, 2021
Ep. 03 - 'Scattered Thoughts on Justice'
I wanted to capture my initial thoughts following the guilty verdicts returned against Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd. Because I feel like maybe some people are feeling a little in shock by the verdict as, historically, this is just the fairytale ending for people of color.  Not the one we actually get when loved ones are taken from us. 
09:37
April 20, 2021
Ep. 02 - 'Journalism'
In this episode, I recap my journey through the world of journalism, from my humble beginnings in the corporate realm in 2012, to my exodus from it in 2020.  For more of my work, visit theuptownobserver.com. 
20:13
April 19, 2021
Ep. 01 - 'Fear'
KENOSHA -- In this episode, Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson discusses the mass shooting at Somers House in Kenosha County, Wis., on Sunday, April 18, 2021.  For more from the Observer, visit theuptownobserver.com.
11:08
April 18, 2021