Years ago a man used me to shield himself as he fired an entire magazine of bullets into a parked, occupied motor vehicle. Have a listen to this story as NYCTalking.com releases our brand new Short Story segment. This is what it was like at times, Growing Up Bronx in the 90s.
On this week's episode I am joined by Manhattan Boro President candidate, Lindsey Boylan. Lindsey is a progressive candidate with years of experience in Urban planning. We speak about her views around what needs to happen in NYC, specifically in Manhattan. We talk about her experiences and skillset. We ever so briefly touch the Cuomo situation, author Carl Hiaasen and corrupt politicians, but this interview is really not about that. We did our best to stay on topic. Listen in and meet your candidate, Lindsey Boylan!
This week I am joined by the founder of BlueSleep, a company that for years has been providing telemedicine services to people like myself. We did within 3 days what my "face to face" doctor would have had me wait months to complete. No joke! It was faster, 100 times easier, and cost me just about the same. Listen in to learn more about the dangers of sleep disorders.
On this episode I have the distinct pleasure of speaking with the lovely and extremely talented Jessica Lynn. I came across Jessica years ago on an internet radio show and immediately fell in love with her and her band’s music. So how does a New Yorker become a country music success? Listen in to learn about this and so much more, I really enjoyed talking to Jessica!
Gibran Malik aka King Sage joins us to talk about his latest venture, Artist Connect App. This app connects all form of creatives in a secure, safe format. Do you need an engineer? A host? An artist? Check out artist connect app! Gibran also talks about his book "The Cradle of Prophecy" and his work as an audio engineer. Tune in for all this and much more!
On this episode I am joined by Comic book writer Fred Van Lente. He joins me to talk about his baby, King Kirby. King Kirby is now available for listening on your favorite podcasting platforms. Fred created this as a play along with his wife, Crystal Louise Skillman. They created this as a way to inform us about one of the greatest comic book creators that we never heard of! Jack Kirby is credited with creating or co-creating many of the comic book characters we know and love, both in Marvel and DC. They have adapted this play and are sharing it with the world in this great format. To learn more, listen in on this really cool chat!
Meet Lou Maldonado, one of my boys from the Bronx days. He's made a hell of a career out of his time in the U.S Air Force. He blasted his way up the enlisted ranks and then crossed over to the officer side. He's making waves over there as well as is now walking the halls of Congress representing the Air Force. I enjoyed my conversation with an old friend and I invite you to listen to his amazing story.
On this episode we are joined by writer, columnist and author Mike Vogel. Years ago I went after Mike for a piece he wrote and we ended up becoming buddies. Mike tells us how he was able to become a published journalist without a background in journalism. He drops some gems on how to pitch your work. We also talk about surviving in NYC, gun rights and much more.
Like people, earrings and all sorts of fashion products come in all shapes and sizes! On this episode I am joined by fashion designer to the stars as well as people like you and and me, Seville Michelle. Speaking with Seville was a great pleasure, it was just like talking to one of my homegirls from the block. We spoke about plastic covered sofas, I mean, come on man!
Seville's earrings have been worn by J-Lo, Lizzo, Natty, Alicia Keys and many more. But they've also being gifted to a mom who was trying to "get her money up to buy them." Seville wants her products to be dope and worn by stars, but affordable and accessible to all of us. She's a dope human being!
Seville is one of a kind and I really enjoyed talking to her. It's a NYC hood thing, if you know, you know! Check out our candid conversation where she tells us about her life, her amazing products, and even get to meet the mean iphone fix it guy! Check out her website at Seville Michelle.
On this (phone recorded, read crappy audio) episode we talk about what it was like not only being the associate producer of the film "The Wrestler," but having a small, non-scripted part with Mickey Rourke. Evan also tells us about his book "Apartment 4b, Like in Brooklyn," the art of interviewing, celebrities are human and much more!
This week I am joined by the founder of "Dosha Mat." She tells us about the product and how it can help us out with pain, energy, and all kinds of good stuff. So I actually got my hands on one of these sometime and ago and wanted to share a bit of my conversation with the founder, Jessica Rose. If you'd like to read more about my personal experience, click here!
This week I am joined by a frequent tv guest commentator, Dr. Darrin Porcher. We met several years ago during an appearance on Hot 97 Street Soldiers. Dr. Porcher is an Air Force and Army Veteran, as well as a former NYPD Lt. Listen in for his take on the current climate, Deblasio and more.
Today I am joined by Dr. Roger McIntyre, he's a psychiatrist and professor who deals in among other things, mood disorders. We talk about seasonal depression, how the suicide rates are up in this country, the dangers of uncertainty and how we can fight all this and stay healthy both physically and mentally!
The lovely, multitalented actress Dascha Polanco joins us to talk about a project that she has undertaken along with the company Knorr. Yup, the "Cubitos on polvo nol," Knorr, that's the one. Together they are promoting an initiative called #feedthevote. The goal is to combat hunger and food insecurity. Listen in to hear how your vote can have a direct impact on this longstanding issue within all of our communities.
This week we are doing something different. A young man who is attending City College reached out to me on my "Growing Up Bronx" Facebook page and asked to interview for an Anthropology class project. The subject matter was about what it was like Growing Up Bronx and how the BX has changed. This was a lot of fun to do, especially as I love sharing about the old days in the Bronx. Check it out!
Today I'm joined by one of the illest underground rappers in NYC, my man Luis LAV Vilella. This dude rocks the mic and today we gonna talk about censorship in music, juvenile detention, war, and much more. Tune in!
On this episode I am joined by fellow creator, Keon Torres. Keon is the one who motivated me to start up my podcast again, so thanks for the motivation brother. This dude has been grinding hard since I first met him. He makes music, acts, has a podcast and is just an all around cool dude. Check it out!
On this episode I am joined by one of the coolest Zumba Instructors/Nicest people I know, Danilo F Silva. We cover a broad array of topics including depression, eating disorders, mental health, fitness, toxic masculinity, preferred pronouns and so much more! Just listen or watch!
Join me for a chat with an aspiring Congresswoman. Elizabeth Hernandez is from Texas and she's trying to bring some common sense accounting and humanity into Congress. Join us for this talk where you will get to hear her kids screaming, my wife cooking, as well as meet some pets. It's a grand old time! Tune in to meet the person who might pull an AOC against a powerful, long time Republican incumbent.
On today's episode I am joined by Joel C. Garcia, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada who happens to be a Latino who supports Donald Trump. We had a cordial conversation. No hearts or minds were changed here, but respectful communication was accomplished. That's all that matters isn't it?
Sal Albanese has run for Mayor, Congress and is once again looking to acquire a seat in the NYC Council as a democrat in Staten Island. We talk about his new run for council and everything else ranging from government corruption to Kendra's law.
On this episode we do a deep dive into Cobra Kai. Fellow podcasters and friends Justin Vazquez and Will Collazo join me as we discuss all kinds of details and conspiracies about Cobra Kai. We briefly discuss the dangerous Karen encounter I recently had. Finally, we close it out with a little talk about working during the pandemic.
Former Colleague, Woman of Wall Street nominee, Life Coach, Author and now NY State Assembly Candidate, Tamara Laschyk joins us to talk issues, politics, life and her bid for public office as a Republican in NYC on the latest episode of the Not Just NYCTalking podcast.
On this episode I am joined by adjunct professor Hailie Kim who is running for NYC Council. We had a wonderful conversation about a range of topics including how to better deal with homelessness, crime and much more in NYC and society as a whole. Listen in on this great conversation. To donate and learn more about Hailie Kim, check out her campaign site at Hailie Kim For City Council.
On this episode of the Not Just NYCTalking Podcast, I am joined by a man I met at a protest/rally in Queens against the Umbrella Hotel. Join us as we have a candid conversation about the issues facing the community and NYC as a whole. Evan shares why he's running for council and what he plans to do whilst in that position.
My guest is a young man whom I met on the Blab platform a few years ago. We have since then become friends. He was gracious and brave enough to join me on the podcast where we discussed how it really is living with HIV.
Musical Comedian Iwante joins us to talk about one of his albums, Fifty Shades of Gay. He shares on why he left standup comedy and fills us in on why he does what he does. Iwante is a very fun and entertaining interview. We had a lot of laughs. Listen in!
A long, long time ago, before the pandemic, people used to get together and dance. The person charged with providing the tracks for those people to dance to was called a DJ. This may have been before your time, but do you remember those? Meet Rapper, Mental Health Specialist and music producer DJJhooks. This is a short one, but worth a listen.
When I was a teenager, I was an emotional mess. Mama bear noticed and she got me the help I needed. Meet Freddy Baez, the man who helped me get my life together. Listen in as I speak with this amazing man whom I credit with helping me become the person that I am today.
Singer Songwriter kfHox joins Not Just NYCTalking and shares a little about bit about her journey as a musician. She also talks about domestic violence and the challenges it presents. Finally, we close out with a quick game of "Guess that 80s tv theme show song!"
I'm joined by my childhood friend, Veteran, Former Officer turned Real Estate Mogul Sam DelRosario. Photographer and fellow podcaster KatieKay joins as we go deep into what a grand jury really is, what it's like growing up in a group home and officer involved shootings.
We start with a quick game of "Name that video game" with my son followed by "Next Stop" Author, Ivan Sanchez who grew up in the Bronx in the 90s. Join us as we chat with Ivan about his book, what it was like Growing up Bronx, police brutality and more.