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Rwebel Radio

By Rwebel Media
In ten-ish minutes, a certified Rwebel (silent W) will use Black art and music to talk Black culture. Tune in now.
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Ep 207: Truth Hurts
What does it mean to grow up Black, plus-sized, Queer, and neurodiverse? It's a lot, says Khaaliq Crowder, our guest on this episode. From being made fun of for his weight to having only acquaintance-ships with White people, there are many challenges. Listen to today's episode to see how he navigates the challenge of intersectionality. To leave a comment, check out our blog page.
July 7, 2021
Ep 206: Speak Now
CONTENT WARNING: The following episode describes rape culture and sexual assault, so listener disrection is advised. As a part of our 2021 Noise series, we are talking consent once more. In this episode, our Rwebel in Chief interviews her best friend and former co-director Genevieve Antoine.
April 27, 2021
Ep 205: My Type
In the wake of Dani Leigh's latest faux pas, our Rwebel in Chief hops on the podcast with her siblings to talk about colorism in the entertainment industry and even in their family. See the text version of this story here!
January 22, 2021
Ep 204: Shots Fired
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is on the hot seat yet again. This time, our Rwebel in Chief looks at the situation with Anjanette Young and the outrage it sparked. Tune in now to hear her educated hot take.
January 12, 2021
Ep 203: End of Daze
Our Rwebel in Chief interviews her brother about Lori Lightfoot and some of his experiences with the Chicago Police. Also tune in for a very special surprise at the end!
August 11, 2020
Ep 202: Bills, Bills, Bills
"Can you pay my bills?" Javanna asked to the heavens. In this follow up to our Season premiere, our certified Rwebel in Chief sounds off on money.
June 23, 2020
BONUS: Defund Tha Police?
As national conversations center around defunding the police, I use a simple analogy to talk about why some feel it is time. Check out this 2 minute excerpt now!
June 12, 2020
Ep 201: Slow Down
After a few scary hospital runs, a certified Rwebel in Chief offers some words on slowing down.
May 5, 2020
Ep 111B: I wanted to be Romantic
In the Season Finale, Javanna interviews millennials on the "L" we all love to hate. Listen now to different approaches to romance.
December 1, 2019
Ep. 111A: I wanted to be Rap Genius
Last summer, some artists came with the heat, while other artists needed to go back to the kitchen. In today's episode, I play gatekeeper while looking at three summer projects that I stan. A lot.
October 15, 2019
Ep. 110: I wanted to be Rhythmic
I once said, "The only rhythm I have is in my poetry," and I still believe that to be true. In this episode, I walk listeners through my process of creating raps, which is my poetry set to music. Check it out now!
September 3, 2019
Ep. 109: I wanted to be Regal
In one song, I say, "Call me Zola Reaux today - first of her name and one of one." As I produce my 3rd novel, I want to bring readers into "Afromerica" little by little. Enjoy the first official preview of "Chaos and Magic."
September 3, 2019
Ep 108: I wanted to be Resourceful
I wanted to use the resources at my disposal to do some housekeeping while reflecting on the contentious plant that so many love.
July 2, 2019
Ep. 107: I wanted to be Relieved
With my health insurance having an expiration date and my family's health concerns, I thought it would be timely to talk about health in the Black community and Black women's health. Really, I wanted to be Relieved from the stress that comes with trying to stay healthy in America.
June 4, 2019
Ep. 106: I wanted to be Rooted
Since 2006, and some experts might say it started before that, Chicago's Black population has been on the decline. Eager to understand why, I asked over 40 Chicagoans, "Have you considered leaving?" Listen now to hear some of the responses!
May 7, 2019
Ep. 105: I wanted to be Radical
Many people like to quote Malcolm X when talking about the issues the Black woman faces in America, but this is disingenuous to a certain degree, since there are many Black women who have said the same. In this episode, host Jay. Tha Poet centers the voice of two Black women as she and her guest dialogue about believing Black women.
April 2, 2019
Ep. 104: I wanted to be Receptive (Pt. 2)
Take a trip inside Dr. Beatrice Akala's African home. After returning from South Africa, I wanted to snapshot my trip, so I use a moment from the last day of my trip to talk about gender (in)equity in South Africa and some other highlights from my visit to the Rainbow Nation!
March 6, 2019
Ep. 103: I wanted to be Receptive
This is part of a two part episode series about my South Africa trip.  Before I took my 8,000 mile journey, I wanted to be ready to learn, laugh, live, and love. I wanted to be receptive, and I set the tone in this episode.
February 5, 2019
Ep. 102: I wanted to be Reflective
In this second episode of Rwebel Radio, I highlight interviews I had with past and current members of Northwestern University’s National Pan Hellenic Council just ahead of several founders day’s for the council. In these conversations, I reflect on how the NPHC is an inner space designed to uplift.
January 2, 2019
Ep. 101: I wanted to be Revolutionary
In this episode, I look at difference as it pertains to the extent of one's activism. I spoke with Pierce Cruz, who debuted six pieces at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, Ill. We discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., modern Black activism, and the fear of being a revolutionary.
December 18, 2018