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The Sekou Writes Podcast

The Sekou Writes Podcast

By Sekou Writes
A noisy, random, unscripted podcast about stories-- recorded inside cars.

I'm Sekou Writes. I wear so many professional hats that Boston's DJ Maurice Wilkey calls me a "hat rack." True story. I'm probably best known for telling interesting stories and test-driving cars. In this podcast, I do both at the same time. Plus, I also include tidbits from my fairly unorthodox life. Buckle up.

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Saturday Luv: Black History Month film screening, how the body adapts, and running for charity w/ DJ Maurice Wilkey
Twice a month, I appear on the Urban Heat, a radio station based in Boston where DJ Maurice Wilkey spins some amazing tunes. If you can, catch me live on his show (Saturday Luv) to hear us chatting about just about everything under the sun. As always, you can find me online at www.sekouwrites.com.
34:56
February 19, 2022
Saturday Luv: Running, Helping, Giving Back, Plus Nissan w/ DJ Maurice Wilkey
I'm back on the air! So, once or twice a month, I pop onto the Urban Heat, a radio station based in Boston where DJ Maurice Wilkey spins some amazing tunes. If you can, catch me live on his show (Saturday Luv) to hear us chatting about just about everything under the sun. This time we talked about how my running enabled me to help someone in need, how Nissan showed up to help out, and my long run streak. As always, you can find me online at www.sekouwrites.com. 
30:25
January 28, 2022
Let's Talk: Get Rich 101 with Regina Smithwick
A podcast of a podcast. Thanks so much to ReGina Smithwick for having me on her podcast (Let's Talk) again. This time we chatted about Get Rich 101, my podcast about abundance mindset that is now streaming in 38 countries globally. Things got deep really fast. Take a listen and also check out Get Rich 101 on all podcast platforms. Plus, as always you can find me online at www.sekouwrites.com. 
01:18:44
January 22, 2022
Test driving the Nissan Frontier in Nashville
I flew into Nashville to bring my HERO Ministry Movement to help with the 4th annual Hoodies for the Homeless event by Project Love Strong. Thanks to Nissan I was able to lend a hand in style.
31:11
January 15, 2022
60 seconds: Wearable affirmations
I wear my affirmations on my chest. 60 seconds with Harriette Cole about my clothing line.
01:28
December 27, 2021
Test driving the Buick Encore on Cape Cod
I picked up the Buick Encore in NYC and drove it to Cape Cod just in time for Thanksgiving and a whole lot of food. It was a hit with my family. It also kept me warm after my early morning runs, lol. Come along for the ride. 
17:19
December 20, 2021
How Did I Get Into Cars?
Long story short
02:47
December 19, 2021
60 seconds: As within so without
It's all about what's inside.
00:30
September 27, 2021
Saturday Luv: Essence Fashion House & Charity Run w/ DJ Maurice Wilkey
I'm back on the air! Catch me on Saturday Luv chatting about Essence Fashion House & my Charity Run w/ DJ Maurice Wilkey.
32:40
September 26, 2021
60 seconds: DOING acronym
What does DOING really mean?
00:56
September 22, 2021
Be Your Own HERO Show EP3
Guess what? I have a show! Shout out to New Thought Media Network for putting me on. My show airs Monday - Friday at 10am ET on Facebook and YouTube (@sekouwrites). What's it about? Well, I'm figuring that out as I go but it's mainly a record of my efforts to become my own hero. This is episode 3, which aired June 11, 2021. Enjoy.
14:20
September 16, 2021
Be Your Own HERO Show EP2
Guess what? I have a show! Shout out to New Thought Media Network for putting me on. My show airs Monday - Friday at 10am ET on Facebook and YouTube (@sekouwrites). What's it about? Well, I'm figuring that out as I go but it's mainly a record of my efforts to become my own hero. This is episode 2 which aired on June, 10, 2021. Enjoy.
14:35
September 15, 2021
Be Your Own HERO Show EP1
Guess what? I have a show! Shout out to New Thought Media Network for putting me on. My show airs Monday - Friday at 10am ET on Facebook and YouTube (@sekouwrites). What's it about? Mainly it's a record of my journey to become my own hero. This is episode 1, which aired on June, 9, 2021. Enjoy.
14:28
September 13, 2021
Essence Fashion House 2021
Winning. I'm so grateful to be one of only 7 designers (!) chosen to sell their wares at the ESSENCE Magazine NY Fashion Week event. ESSENCE Fashion House included spectacular runway shows, inspiring speakers, talented fashion designers, and a metric ton of Black Girl Magic. Listen in for the report. 
43:03
September 11, 2021
Nissan Z Sportscar Reveal in Brooklyn, NY
I'm so grateful to have attended the Nissan Z reveal event in Brooklyn. It was pretty epic. And the car itself is siiiiick. Here are my initial, unfiltered thoughts. Also, check out my formal interview with DJ Maurice Wilkey about the event too. That episode is called: Saturday Luv: Golf, Kia Sorrento Hybrid & Nissan Z. 
30:33
September 05, 2021
Saturday Luv: Golf, Kia Sorrento Hybrid & Nissan Z
Back in the interview seat with DJ Maurice Wilkey of The Urban Heat in Boston, MA. This time, we talked about my family's event the 20th annual Morrison Golf Classic as well as the all-new Kia Sorrento ES Hybrid and the rebirth of the Nissan Z. Oh, and my charity run for the unhoused.
29:54
September 04, 2021
60 seconds: Point the finger
Learn to point the finger at yourself, not others. Easier said than done. 
01:06
September 04, 2021
Let's Talk: The HERO Ministry with Regina Smithwick
Chatting with the legendary Regina Smithwick on her podcast, Let's Talk -- Business Spotlight. We talked about my unexpected HERO Ministry among other things.
26:13
August 14, 2021
Saturday Luv: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in Michigan
Chatting with the man, the myth, the legend DJ Maurice Wilkey on The Urban Heat in Boston. We talked about my recent Nissan Pathfinder test drive in Michigan among other things. 
34:40
August 08, 2021
CHARITY: 3rd Annual Tees and Tea for the unhoused recap, Part 2
Thanks to Project Love Strong, I helped out the unhoused in Nashville again recently. Here are a few more stories from the event plus ... [drum roll] cameos by J. White and Dominique Alexander of Project Love Strong. Thanks for popping in, ladies. 
36:11
July 31, 2021
CHARITY: 3rd Annual Tees and Tea for the unhoused recap, Part 1
Thanks to Project Love Strong, I helped out the unhoused in Nashville again. So many things to unpack. Here are a few. 
14:49
July 25, 2021
Run streak charity madness
I started my first run streak in June 2021 for my birthday. And then ... it shifted. Here's the quick and dirty.
10:24
July 17, 2021
Saturday Luv: Fitness, Birthdays, and Wellness
Recently, I was back on the radio airwaves with Boston's DJ Maurice Wilkey, host of Saturday Luv. Here's the replay. Topics? Fitness, Birthdays, Wellness, and much more.
36:49
July 10, 2021
60 seconds: Kevin Hart
You've got to "wow" people. 
01:28
July 03, 2021
Living While Black: Don't Get Shot
A simple infraction almost ends in gunplay.  (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
03:02
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Doing My Job
Sometimes doing your job means nothing to the police. (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
05:19
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Jailed For Cleaning
Cleaning somehow leads to prison. (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
06:53
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Stopped For Nothing
A normal night takes a dark turn. (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
07:04
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Fuzzy Dice Citation
Can fuzzy dice get you arrested? (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
08:57
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Too Much Cash
Is it a crime to have too much cash? (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
12:59
June 24, 2021
Living While Black: Road Rage Racism
A road rage experience gets racial.  (Living While Black: Real stories from everyday black people about living while black in America. Inspired by BrownBoyMad, an autobiographical play about race, rage, and survival written by Sekou Writes.)
05:40
June 24, 2021
EP #17: Bear Cubs & Land Rover
Another amazing Land Rover experience. This one involves bear cubs. Plus, an update on my very epic HERO Hoodie journey to help the unhoused. 
28:14
February 15, 2021
EP #16: Birds of Prey
I got a story request! It's about that time I played with a falcon. Plus, I threw in some bonus stories about an eagle and Santa Claus. Shout out to Land Rover for providing me with this epic birds of prey experience. 
35:51
December 31, 2020
EP #15: Explosion in Nashville
I'm checked in safe. Here are a few of my thoughts and things I've seen around town. 
20:27
December 27, 2020
EP #14: Hoodies for the Homeless recap, part 2
Part 2. For the new folks: Thanks to Project Love Strong, I helped the homeless in Nashville. It's a long story. Get into it. #HEROhoodies
40:40
December 21, 2020
EP #13: Hoodies for the Homeless recap, part 1
Thanks to Project Love Strong, I helped the homeless in Nashville. It's a long story. Get into it. #HEROhoodies
46:11
December 13, 2020
EP #12: Voting While Black, Cornrows, and Football
EP #12: Voting While Black, Cornrows, and Football. Plus cars and other random bits of my life as an essential worker during the COVID quarantine. #sekouwritespodcast #sekouwrites #cars #fooddeliveries #socialjustice #unmaskedwhileblack #livingwhileblack #blacklivesmatter #covid19
33:37
October 19, 2020
EP #11: Pad Thai, bachelorettes, & the N-word
EP #11: Pad Thai, bachelorettes, & the N-word. Plus cars and other random bits of my life as an essential worker during quarantine. #sekouwritespodcast #sekouwrites #cars #fooddeliveries #socialjustice #unmaskedwhileblack #blacklivesmatter #padthai #bachelorettes #nword #swetts
23:37
October 12, 2020
EP #10: Ice Hotels, food deliveries, MINI Cooper, and Ford
EP #10: Ice Hotels, food deliveries, MINI Cooper, and Ford. Plus other random bits of my life in progress. #sekouwritespodcast #sekouwrites #canada #ford #minicooper #quebeccity #fooddeliveries #krispykreme #postmates #doordash #unmaskedwhileblack
33:09
September 22, 2020
EP #9: Saturday Luv, working from home (in the driveway), and driving while black
EP #9: Saturday Luv, working from home (in the driveway), and driving while black. Plus other random bits of my life in progress. #sekouwritespodcast #sekouwrites #lexusrx350 #unmaskedwhileblack 
31:34
September 12, 2020
EP #8: Black Panther, Parking in NYC, and unmasking black stories
EP #8: Black Panther, Parking in NYC, and unmasking black stories. Plus other random bits of my life in progress. #blackpanther #chadwickboseman #lexus #parking #drivingwhileblack #dreamjordan #thegreenspace #sekouwritescollection #sekouwrites
43:11
September 05, 2020
EP #7: Saturday Love, Toyota Tundra Crewmax, and Martha's Vineyard
Saturday Love, Toyota Tundra Crewmax, and Martha's Vineyard. Plus other random bits of my life in progress. #toyota #wzbr #nissan #michiganchronicle #drivingwhileblack #sekouwrites
51:43
August 29, 2020
EP #6: Rolls Royce Ghost, umbrellas and the dentist
More from the experts at Rolls Royce about the upcoming New Ghost reveal. Plus a story about the Rolls Royce umbrella and my dentist. Please share and subscribe. Also follow along on IG via @sekouwritespodcast. And keep up with me personally on IG at @sekouwrites.
23:40
August 22, 2020
EP #5: Rolls Royce, In-N-Out Burger & animal fries
Thoughts about the Rolls Royce Ghost. My experience with the Rolls Royce Wraith. Oh, and animal fries. Follow the Sekou Writes Podcast on IG @sekouwritespodcast. And keep up with me on IG at @sekouwrites. Pssst! I love feedback.
18:54
August 17, 2020
EP #4: Saturday Love, Toyota RAV4 & Fake Cuba
What happens when you're in the middle of recording a radio interview inside a Toyota RAV4 and your parents hop into the car? Find out in this episode! Plus, I tell a story about how Toyota took me to Cuba. Well, kind of.  Follow Stickshifts & Stories on IG @stickshiftsandstories. And keep up with me at @sekouwrites. Pssst! I love feedback.
32:04
August 08, 2020
Ep #3: Driving while black (and broke) | Toyota Tundra Crewmax
Test driving the Toyota Tundra Crewmax truck in Nashville, TN. Plus a true story about driving while black and broke.
22:59
July 31, 2020
EP #2: Toyota RAV4 TRD, Mini Cooper & The Wolf of Wall Street
More about the Toyota RAV4 TRD. Plus a story about the Wolf of Wall Street and Mini Cooper.
32:32
July 25, 2020
EP #1: Test driving the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD in Boston, MA
Recently, I flew into Boston and hopped right into the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD for a quick family visit. My East Coast adventure included a quick trip to NYC, a drive-in movie, and an in-car radio interview that my parents actually participated in, lol.
17:41
July 20, 2020