The Social Primate Podcast

The Social Primate Podcast

By The Social Primate Podcast
An unconventional show for an unconventional time featuring conversations with a diverse list of guests; exploring a multitude of topics including: society, politics, community, technology and more.

All through the act of a not-so-serious conversation.
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EP25: The Not So Simple Art of Pop-Ups with Mayra Aceves
In this week’s episode Mayra Aceves from the Leche Company, an Anaheim based business that offers cold brew & milk alternatives, joins me to talk about the growing culture of pop-up restaurants, the in’s and outs of managing your own business and breaking away from the traditional brick & mortar business models. -------- Music: Los Boulevards - Sweet Love  https://open.spotify.com/track/3joyaYxKkICIfpLtSeMbeW
55:57
October 2, 2019
EP24: To Meat or Not To Meat with Social Primate
In this week’s episode we talk about America’s problem with the over consumption of meat , the impact on our health and environment, and the breakthrough in science on lab grown meats, plant-based alternatives and learning that moderation with anything is key. 
1:01:20
September 20, 2019
EP23: Pour Some Mental Health on Me with Ivonne Franco Rodriguez
In this week’s episode one of the founders of Mentalwhealth, Ivonne Franco Rodriguez, joins me to talk about the importance of breaking down mental health stigmas held in Hispanic and Latinx communities, how we can break free from those chains and learn to embrace the experiences that have made us who we are.  ***** Music: Ruby Clouds - Esta Noche
46:33
August 23, 2019
EP22: Damned if You Do with Al Gordon
*Disclaimer* This is not a politically correct episode; you will hear content that might trigger some listeners. Keep in mind that the idea of this conversation is not to defend or agree with said viewpoints nor justify them, it is to have an open discussion about these topics to better understand how we can fix and move forward with them. Ultimately, it’s through these conversations and feedback that we can move past personal ignorance's. ***** Music: Divine Intervention - The Intro
53:07
August 21, 2019
EP21: Everything, Anything, and Nothing with Social Primate
This week’s episode is what we like to call a free-for-all. No guest. No rules.  This conversation is about everything, anything and nothing. Some of the topics include the most recent mass shootings and the lack of conversation on a societal level about gun control, racial tensions, and U.S interference in domestic & international affairs throughout history. 
1:03:48
August 14, 2019
EP20 : Create & Destroy with The Master Artist (Jason Lee)
In this week’s episode The Master Artist (Jason Lee) joins me to talk about his experiences in the corporate juggernaut that is visual marketing and brand identity to his career jump as one of the best independent fine arts illustrator and artist. ***** Kiddo - These Things (Prod. By Badson)
55:54
July 22, 2019
EP19 : Under the L.A Sun with Humbertone
In this week’s episode Humbertone, host of the internet radio show “Contact with Humbertone” on Radio Espacio.org, joins me in conversation to discuss the shift and boom in the creative culture of SELA (South East Los Angeles). ****** Music: Los Fauna "Maywood"
46:40
July 3, 2019
EP18 : Ponte Las Pilas with Viva Padilla (Dryland)
In this week’s episode Viva Padilla founding editor of Dryland, an independent literary journal dedicated to publishing poetry from the Los Angeles literary underground joins me to talk about taking control of our own cultural narrative as individuals and as a whole. ***** Mind Monogram - Gouki
58:55
June 27, 2019
EP17 : Veni, Imbibi, Vici with L.A.R.S (LA Riot Squad)
In this week's episode members of the L.A Riot Squad, an LA Galaxy Soccer Supporter Group, join in on the conversation to talk about the origins of their group, the passion for supporting their home team, and what it means to be part of a collective group that helps bring people together. ***** Music: Foreign/National - Mr. Unlucky
47:32
June 15, 2019
EP16 : L.A State of Mind with Mad Macks
In this week’s episode Mad Macks, hip hop and independent artist, joins the conversation to talk about his experiences, self growth, and understanding the culture of hip-hop and the current state of it. ***** Music: 3rd Person - "3rd Person"
53:18
June 13, 2019
EP15 : Turn It Up To 11 with Joey & Victor from Sodaboxx
In this week's episode, musicians Joey & Victor from Sodaboxx join the conversation as we go over the uprise and experimentation in local music, the future of attending virtual reality concerts, deadly traffic jams on the legendary Mt.Everest, and how Denver continues to establish itself as the pioneer state for psychedelics. ***** Music: @sodaboxx - By Yourself
1:10:32
May 29, 2019
EP14 : Getting Bee-zzy with Leo & Mayra(VOL.1)
In this week's episode we put together a fun Q&A with long time friends Leo & Mayra going over dating questions, relationship do’s & don’ts, and public’s opinions on the matters. ***** Music: Silvandgold - "LOCKSMITH feat. FLIGHT and DO3 The Savior"
1:08:24
May 15, 2019
EP13 : Around the World with Yazmin Garcia
In this week's episode Yazmin Garcia, photographer, business owner of Photography by Yaz, and avid traveler joins the conversation to talk about her work and adventures abroad. Music: Lobos - "Today"
57:49
May 4, 2019
EP12 : Heroes for Hire with Jose Vasquez
In this week's episode Jose Vasquez, comic book enthusiast and photographer joins the conversation to talk pop culture and break down the Marvel Cinematic Universe and everything nerdy. ***** Music: The Virgin Spirit - "Beer Belly"
1:00:51
April 19, 2019
EP11 : ...And the world laughs with Jose Chavez (Awkwardly Social Podcast)
In this week's episode Jose Chavez, comedian and host of the Awkwardly Social Podcast joins us to talk about his experiences going into comedy, breaking out of your comfort zone and getting in front of the crowd (metaphorically & physically). ***** Piece By Piece x Ambiguous Culture - NADA Produced by DJ OB1 (Piece By Piece) & Piano Black (Ambiguous Culture) Vocals by Sanity (Piece By Piece) & Vayay (Ambiguous Culture) Mixed & Masted by DJ OB
1:05:36
April 5, 2019
EP10 : Be Your Own Guru with Juana Hernandez
In this week's episode Juana Hernandez, a friend and interior designer in Los Angeles, joins the show to talk about her self growth experience attending a Tony Robbins seminar, learning how to come to terms with our own process, and appreciating the positive and negative experiences that make you, you. ***** Music: The Caracals - "City Girl"
1:05:44
March 22, 2019
EP9 : Good Times, Bad Times with Dark Ghost Phix
In this week's episode Dark Ghost Phix, host of The VIP Podcast and hip hop musician joins us to talk about his podcast and music career, our experiences with psychedelics, animal abuse on Hollywood sets, and work related stories.
1:01:56
March 11, 2019
EP8 : Right Down The Line with Live Locals Podcast
This week the hosts of Live Locals Podcast join in to discuss and browse the random world of the interwebs. ***** Music: The Virgin Spirit - "Beer Belly"
1:05:31
February 23, 2019
EP7 : Swipe Right for Modern Dating with Heidi Perez
On this week's episode Heidi Perez, former co-host of The Dusty and Heidi Show, joins in to talk about the world of modern dating, the do's and dont's of approaching someone you're interested in, and why it's important to learn the value of self-love before moving into a relationship. ***** Music: Caleco - "So Familiar"
1:14:40
August 18, 2018
EP6 : Share, Like and Repost with Gallo
In this episode, Gallo, a teacher and educator, sits down to talk about our societal obsession with social media, its potential for misinformation, and the responsibility we have to keep ourselves accountable for what we share. ***** Music: ZZAY - "Late Bloomer" - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4OmQBmzk5dKNjkC5MaBAzK
1:03:26
August 4, 2018
EP5 : The Road to Hollywood with Chris Carmona
In this episode, Chris Carmona, a filmmaker & director of Bad Labor, sits down to talk about the road to Hollywood, the process of staying consistent in our work and the power of cultural representation in film. ***** Music: Earth Rebel- "Bad Day" - https://soundcloud.com/earthrebel
46:19
July 11, 2018
EP4 : Discipline over Motivation with Noni Nueva
In this episode Noni Nueva, fitness coach and trainer, sits down to talk about the importance of getting out of our comfort zone, taking ownership of our actions, and disciplining ourselves after the motivation is gone. ***** Music: Moody - "Though" - https://soundcloud.com/moodyboombap - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Fwj45wQ0aErcp6qHj8VrQ
42:32
June 26, 2018
EP3 : Do It Yourself or Die with Soul Providers
This week the guys from Soul Providers, a Los Angeles native hip-hop duo, sit down and talk about taking creative matters into their own hands, the ever-expanding and growth of DIY (do it yourself)culture and collaboration. ***** Music: Soul Providers - "So Full" https://open.spotify.com/artist/3O8AluMKMVVzo0r3YKHZaC - https://soulproviders.bandcamp.com/ - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdJU1hreA6NpLR4Xr2QbLQ
49:38
June 10, 2018
EP2 : Representation, Mansplaining and the Power of Symbols with Vaya Con Diosa
This week Khristian, host of the Vaya Con Diosa Podcast, joins in to talk about technology and the impact of social media on our behavior, the lack of representation for people of color in the tech industry, mansplaining and the power of symbols. ***** Music: The Cozzmos - "Amenity" www.thecozzmos.bandcamp.com
59:36
July 14, 2017
EP1 : The "Rise" of the Alt-Right with Rob Burt
This week Rob Burt joins us as we take a look and talk about the current political landscape, the "rise" of the alt-right, social progression and why we are where we are in this day and age. **** Music: The Hidden Depths - "Love Drug" www.thehiddendepths.bandcamp.com
1:17:57
July 5, 2017
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