Continue The Conversation Podcast
By Host Geipci James Robinson
Hey Y’all. Spring has sprung and so has Continue the Conversation Podcast Season 3: Badasses! That’s right! Badasses! Season 3 of Continue the Conversation Podcast shines a spotlight on those who have excelled in their fields through perseverance, hard work, sheer will power, and respectfully described here as being Badasses. Host Geipci James Robinson has candid conversations with folks from all walks of life all over the world that are making a difference today. Tune in for Revelation Mondays on Continue The Conversation Podcast for an informative and entertaining good time.
SEASON 3 FINALE! Badass Françoise Dehaipe, Personal Trainer & Workout Developer
SEASON 3 BADASSES FINALE! In this Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with Good Energy Fitness owner Françoise DeHaipe. Growing up in the lush green countries of The Congo and Burundi in Africa are the roots that feed her quest for overall wellness. Françoise Dehaipe inspires everyone to reconnect with and love their bodies through all the phases of life, especially Women. Menopause is no joke; gladly, she says it does get better. From the dance clubs of Belgium to Sound Manifesting in Cambridge, this Renaissance Diva will have you believing that Life Is Worth Living. Get ready for some Good Energy Fitness and a season ending dance party featuring the 90’s International Hit “Weekend On The Move” by the amazing Françoise DeHaipe. Y'all keep it moving with some Feel Good Energy. Move your body and the rest will follow! COVER ART BY LAZARO AMARAL
June 06, 2021
Season 3 Badass Kat Cosentino, Nutrition & Fitness Coach
In this Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation in a Florida Natural Habit Paradise with Kat Cosentino. Owner of the Cosentino Homestead near Sarasota, FL. This Nutrition & Fitness Lifestyle Coach shares some insights about her journey from the beat down of Corporate America to the serenity of preserving Mother Earth and helping to change lives. From raising hens, a friendship with a wild bunny, saving endangered natural wild life, and helping folks rehabilitate, Kat Cosentino inspires us all to get outside, dig our toes in the dirt, hug a few trees, and love our bodies. Inside and Out! Knee slappin' laughter rooted in good health and love of animals make this episode a good ol' entertaining and informative time. COVER ART BY LAZARO AMARAL
May 30, 2021
Season 3 Badass Shannon McKenna, Dir. of Catering & Conference Services
In this Episode.... Y'all get ready for some Sun & Fun! Host Geipci James Robinson zips off to Sunny South Florida for a candid conversation with Shannon McKenna, Director of Catering and Conference Services @ THesis Hotel Miami located across from The University of Miami. This Badass gives us a brief peek inside her career journey that began at age 15 waiting tables all the way up to the top of the Hospitality Industry. From working all over NYC to the swaying palm trees of Miami, Shannon McKenna talks a little bit about learning from some of the best in the business--Robbins Wolfe Special Events, James Beard Chefs Michael Schwartz and Niven Patel, and children everywhere. Hope and inspiration fuel this entertaining conversation with this fun loving multitasking hospitality professional leaving you longing for the warm blue waters of South Florida and a Frozen Fruity Drink. COVER ART BY LAZARO AMARAL
May 24, 2021
Season 3 Badass Tia Landau, Hospitality Entrepreneur
In this Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with Owner of The Albert Restaurant and the former Club Kaya, Tia Landau. We take a trip down memory lane and visit the halls of the Hip-Hop Iconic Atlanta Club Kaya of the 90's that housed DJ Nabs, hosted stars Like Jay Z, Method Man, and Redman, and Dance Parties with DJ's Sasha, John Digweed, and Romeo Cologne to name a few. Located near the Olympic Village during the Summer Olympic Games of 1996, for 7 years Kaya was the place to be, celebrity watch, and dance your butts off for folks from all walks of life. Now, Tia owns The Albert Restaurant in the Inman Park Neighborhood of Atlanta. This local favorite for over 14 years shares the name of some very special people that we learn about. Get your flyest jeans and best kicks ready for an Old School Party of a good time in this episode of Continue The Conversation Podcast. Cover Art by Lazaro Amaral
May 17, 2021
Season 3 Badass Ellie Groden, Freelance Writer
In this Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with Freelance Writer, Ellie Groden. A true Renaissance Woman, Ellie talks about her upcoming children's novel, what inspires her, and the motivation behind some of her published and not published works. Insights from some of her favorite writers--Pat Conroy, Ev'yan Whitney, and Robin Wall Kimmerer-- tempt our palates for the main course. A reading of one of Ellie Groden's original poems from her archive @ proselikeagirl.com leaves us wanting more like a refreshing cold glass of Lemonade on a hot Summer's day. Ellie helps us to believe that children are wondrous beings and hope for the future! COVER ART BY LAZARO AMARAL
May 10, 2021
Season 3 Badass Jennifer Trent, Head of Post Production @ Blumhouse Productions
In this Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson kicks of Season 3: Badasses with a candid conversation with Jennifer Trent, Head of Post Production @ Blumhouse Productions. Working in post production on blockbuster films like Get Out, The Invisible Man, and The Forever Purge--out this Summer 2021, Jennifer Trent is Season 3's first Badass. A wife, mother, dog owner, and lover of horror films, Jennifer takes us through some of what a day in the post production world of thrillers that are sure to scare the crap out of you is like. We discover that working with some of the creepiest of subjects and talented of directors can be hilarious, life changing, and nothing to fear. Well, nothing except maybe her singing. Laughter ensues on Continue The Conversation Podcast, Season 3: Badasses with Jennifer Trent, Head of Post Production @ Blumhouse Productions. Y'all come on back now! Don't be Scared! Cover Art by Lazaro Amaral
May 03, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Elie Assuied ~ Digital Nomad Hospitality Living
In this Episode.... Continue The Conversation Podcast travels to Thailand to have a candid conversation about the future of Digital Nomad Living with Hospitality Entrepreneur Elie Assuied. We discover more about this Miami Transplant's hospitality company Remote&Digital on the Island of Kho Phangan. With core values learned while working at the Iconic Fine Dining Forge Restaurant in Miami Beach, Elie Assuied blends Technology, Style, and Service to create a work and living space in paradise. This young entrepreneur creates working and living environments that cater to the future of today's busy working Digital Nomads. Mojito's, Coding, Sunset's, and Salsa await y'all in First Class with Host Geipci James Robinson.
March 15, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Smoothie~Disco Lives On!
In this Episode.... Y'All ready to Get Funked Up? Continue The Conversation Podcast is excited to welcome Funky Disco Musician Smoothie to the show. We find out what inspires this soulful musician to take us all back in time with sounds that vibrate the Boogie Oogie Oogie within of all of us. I have a candid conversation with the East Coast native living in Los Angeles about collaborating with some remarkable LA talent to produce his Hit Single But It Ain't You. Smoothie delights us with live acoustic performances of two original songs in production soon to be released. Smoothie's Old School Funky Vibe will have y'all ready to slide into bell bottoms, step into platform shoes, pull out the disco ball, do The Hustle and Electric Slide! This episode is sure to Rock, Skate, Roll, and Bounce you into a groovy stride for the rest of the week! Let's All Get Funked Up!
March 07, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Jordan Rivers~Music Lives On!
In this Episode.... Continue The Conversation is headed to Barcelona, Spain to have a chit chat with American Singer, Songwriter, and Musician Jordan Rivers. Deciding a year ago to move to Europe to expand her creative career, the Coronavirus pandemic guided this Indie Folk Artist's fate to make Barcelona her new home. Host Geipci James Robinson discovers the origins of her recently released EP Bullets In The Background and what the future holds for her band Rivers and Suns. Jordan Rivers delights us with a live World Premier performance of an acoustic version of one of the songs from her up coming EP based on this journey. With lyrics birthed from life experiences, the smoky paprika style vocals from the Malibu native will have you feeling like taking your shoes off and digging in to the heart beat of the music. Join us in Barcelona, Spain for an international good time! No Passports Needed!
March 01, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Karman Kregloe~Music Lives On!
In this Episode.... I introduce the New Series Life In The New Renaissance: Music Lives On! I have conversations with Indie Artists about their journeys in keeping music alive during this transitional time period world wide. Singer, Songwriter, & Musician Karman Kregloe kicks things off with a review and chit chat about her recent EP Karman Kregloe. This Virginia Native makes Los Angeles her home. The EP showcases Karman's Southern Roots fused with the grind of the concrete and steal of LA. We learn more about the inspiration behind each song and some of the awesome talent that worked on the EP. Like drinking lemonade from a red cup & telling stories on a screened-in porch, Karman Kregloe will make you feel toe tappin' good and right at home. Grab a cup. Put on your dancin' shoes. Y'all enjoy the show!
February 21, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Shelly Hutchinson~Motherhood, Dancing, & Social Awareness
In this Episode.... I have a candid conversation with Choreographer & Producer Shelly Hutchinson about life after motherhood in the professional dance world in New York City. Resident Adjunct Professor of Jazz Dance at Pace University, Shelly has been a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance, on creative teams for Candide, Samson and Delilah and Aida and a stage version of Disney's High School Musical. Rooted deeply in charity work, social awareness, family, and healthy movement, Shelly Hutchinson passionately talks about the joys and challenges of staying active and relevant after starting a family later in life. From the early days of Motherhood to life during Covid19, this Renaissance Woman will have y'all ready to put on your snow boots and go dancing in the snow.
February 15, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Bradley Snedeker~Fatherhood, Acting, & Writing
In this Episode..... Host Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with Actor & Writer Bradley Snedeker about the joys of fatherhood and how it has influenced his life personally and professionally. Known for roles on Animal Kingdom, Westworld, Justified, The Young and The Restless, and E.R., Bradley embodies the true nature of A Renaissance Man--TV, Screen, & Voice Over Actor, Writer & Family Man. We take a trip down memory lane and arrive at a cul de sac rooted deeply in fatherhood and love. This is a Shout Out to Fathers all over the World.
February 08, 2021
Life In The New Renaissance: Hindsight 2020
Hey Y'all! I'm Back. Season One was a blast! Season Two: Life In The New Renaissance examines the emergence of an Era Fused with Creativity, Science, Technology, and Humility. I have candid conversations with folks from all over the world that are making a difference in a variety of ways. In This Episode-Hindsight 2020, I take a look at Black History Month and revisit some life changing events of 2020. Featured selections of original works by Amanda Gorman, Isaiah Boozer, and William Ernest Henley are sure to uplift, inspire, and instill hope for the future.
February 03, 2021
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February 01, 2021
Staying Creative During Covid19: Motherhood & Performing with Kate Valentine
In This Episode..... Geipci James Robinson has a fun filled conversation with Creative Artist Kate Valentine about the joys of motherhood and returning to performing after a brief hiatus to start a family. From online 1st grade classes to supporting the eccentrically entertaining Burlesque World, this chit chat between old friends is sure to inspire and motivate. Getting to know more about Kate's World Famous Character Miss Astrid will make you long for pre-Covid days of Brunch, Mimosas, and Sunday Tea Dances. Laughter and Warm Fuzzies permeate this conversation from beginning to end.
December 21, 2020
Staying Creative During Covid19: Acting In Hollywood with Joseph H Johnson, Jr.
In This Episode.... Host Geipci James Robinson has a success story to share during this Covid19 time. Joseph H Johnson, Jr. has a candid conversation about what his life has been like as a working actor booking and filming in Hollywood during the pandemic. Answers about how the City of Angels was able to successfully complete filming projects under the strict Covid19 protocols is highlighted. Hard work and determination helped to navigate a diverse and productive year for this exceptionally gifted, talented, up and coming actor. Buckle up! Get ready for an entertaining ride that is sure to be funny and somewhat outer worldly.
December 15, 2020
Staying Creative During Covid19: Acting & Auditioning with Actress Emmy James
In This Episode.... Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with TV and Film Actress Emmy James about the ups and downs of Film Making during Covid19. The roller coaster journey for this rising star takes us through canyons of upsets and climbs the tops of mountains of success like the "Little Engine" that could. Hang on to your caboose and let this little chit chat tickle your funny bone and grab you by the heart strings.
November 15, 2020
Staying Creative During Covid19: Modeling & Body Positivity
In This Episode...... Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with IMG & Alpine Butterfly Feature Model Hope Cameron. We talk a little bit about the challenges of body positivity in the fashion world--especially as a Plus Size Model that's not soo Plus Size. The exuberance of self worth regardless of size, shape, ethnic background, or physical makeup centers this fireside chat like conversation. Be inspired to strike a pose when, where, and whoever you are.
November 10, 2020
Staying Creative During Covid19: TV/Film Acting & Producing with Actress Vivien Ngô
IN THIS EPISODE..... Geipci James Robinson has a candid discussion with Actor/Producer Vivien Ngô. Known for roles on NCIS:New Orleans, Queen Sugar, and Showtime's Shameless, Vivien Ngô talks a little bit about working on the Indie feature film Daughter and the eerie parallels to events affecting the world today. Passionate about Diversity & Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry, this multi-talented creative shines a light on the lack of diversity in the industry for South East Asians, Asian Pacific Islanders, Bi-Racial Couples, and LGBTQ+ folks. The love of animals brings this insightful candid conversation ride to a smooth landing.
November 03, 2020
Staying Creative During Covid19: Film Making with Director/Screenwriter Dina Six
Geipci James Robinson has a candid conversation with Director & Screenwriter Dina Six about the ins and outs of working in the film industry during covid19 in NY City. Dina Six discusses the differences and similarities of film making before and after Covid19. We learn more about her popular YouTube Show Dina Six TV and future projects. Laughter takes these two on a ride that is entertaining and informative.
October 26, 2020