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True Chop Up

True Chop Up

By Quest 4 Life
Daily random thoughts, experiences and challenges discussed from the black perspective
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Living with Regret
This is a simple discussion about how past mistakes and missed opportunities can manifest into long term regrets and effect not only you but the people in your life. 
31:31
January 21, 2021
Does Size Matter..?
This episode is based off opinions pertaining to penis size. As we all know none are just alike but as an inquisitive woman I often find myself wondering whether women prefer the larger size over the smaller or vice versa. 
17:52
January 13, 2021
Processing Personal Trauma
This episode is about the awareness of untreated mental health issues of oneself or someone you love and care about. The process of healing from trauma can be hindered by our natural defense mechanism which is the push our thoughts and feels back to keep moving forward. However, this isn't often the best possible way to deal with it. 
36:14
December 16, 2020
Black men VS Black women
This episode discusses the ever present finger pointing between the two sexes when it comes to relationships or the lack there of. Accountability seems to be lacking on both ends. 
38:53
December 9, 2020
Where Were You - Hip Hop
This lighthearted reminiscent episode was done to show love and appreciation for old school hip hop. 
38:26
November 18, 2020
Presidential Election Tension
This episode is about the tensions that have arisen within the community. Whether it be between race, political party or within general ethnic groups there is an elevated level of tense emotions in play with this years election. 
34:47
November 4, 2020
Health and Fitness with Isaiah Gresham & Jay Ashby
This episode covers things like mentorship, professional training and wellness to include diet provided by a young Afro-American couple that are making it happen not only for adults but young adults as well. This couple are a shining example of how to use your God given talents and abilities to not only motivate yourselves but to also give back and be a blessing to others. 
37:02
October 28, 2020
Let's Talk Insurance with Bridgette Haynes Insurance Broker of Allcoverage Insurance
This episode is all about the types and importance of life insurance. Bridgette discusses some of the different types of policies available and the benefits of investing in them...i.e Term Life and Whole Life. 
01:01:22
October 14, 2020
Breast Cancer Awareness with Survivor and Support Author Evelyn Gresham Hunter
This episode is dedicated to all the sisters that currently or have struggled with breast cancer whether they made it or lost the battle. There are people and organizations out here that understand and support your struggles. Keep on pushing on sisters...we love you. 
53:42
October 7, 2020
Toxic Masculinity w/ Gary Scott
This episode discusses some of the key toxic traits of men exhibit from the male perspective and experience. 
01:00:00
September 30, 2020
Spotlight segment: Local Author and Poet Monica Ash
As part of the show we are dedicated to shining light and showing love to our local celebrities, entrepreneurs and or anyone making their mark with positive moves that we can be proud of. Monica Ash is one of these people and she chose to build her legacy and etch her name in stone through her poetry and books. 
42:53
September 23, 2020
Lack of knowledge or Lack of acceptance?
Are black people destroying themselves from lack of knowledge or lack of acceptance? What are some factors that contribute to the self-destruction in the black community?
38:28
September 17, 2020
Keep It Real or Keep It To Yourself
Keeping it real can go wrong in so many ways. Sometimes it's best to keep it to yourself so that you don't face adverse reactions. 
40:20
September 9, 2020
Coping During Covid
Finding ways to deal with the added stress and strain on daily life during the Covid pandemic. 
37:10
September 2, 2020
Jacob Blakes & Civil Unrest in general
This episode talks about the recent shooting of Jacob Blakes. Blake’sis the young unarmed black father from Kenosha WI that was confronted by police while trying to help break up a domestic dispute. He was shot in front of his sons and is now facing a life filled with physical struggles due to the shooting leaving him paralyzed. Also on the chopping block is the fact that within society, in general, there is a complete state of civil unrest that we living in "White America" face on a daily basis. What should we do to prepare ourselves and how should we conduct ourselves in what is once again becoming the "norm" when it comes to be handled and handling ourselves while out in the community?
48:43
August 26, 2020
Black Card Revocation & Stereotypes
Randoms thoughts about how some of us seem to grant the imaginary "black card" to other races depending on how cool they are with them and what determines whether or not this card is stripped from some of us because it's determined that we aren't black enough.
41:33
August 19, 2020
Toxic Femininity
This episode is about the tendency of women to throw shade at other woman. Toxic behaviors and the presumed reasons where it possibly came from and why. 
48:54
August 5, 2020
Random Thoughts and Memories
This episode ranges from discussion on why does it often seem like we find humor in the pain of others to strolling down memory lane through childhood lessons. 
01:02:38
July 29, 2020
Unapologetically Black
Speaking in terms of why is it that our way of being proud of our culture is seen to be something that we have to dumb down or excuse ourselves for? How come some of us even feel like showing "too" much black pride is like rocking the boat? 
46:29
July 22, 2020
Spotlight segment: musical shout out for DREAM DIOR ... "Sex"
Shout out edition dedicated to the young black and gifted. This young man is out here trying to put some sounds in your heart and on your mind. Give him a fair chance by listening and subscribing to his youtube page. DREAM DIOR is the name to recognize and remember because this young king is going to go far. 
13:01
July 20, 2020
R.I.P Secoriea- 3 Sides to Every Story
Tragically in the midst of all that we face as a country and a race fighting for equality, we have lost another one of our youth to senseless violence and misunderstanding. We must hold each other close and hold each other accountable for our actions. We not only fail as individuals but we are failing as a community and the time is NOW to make all necessary change. Lies, Perception and Truth are the 3 elements in every story and for this to have a justified outcome all facts and truth need to be revealed.
43:02
July 9, 2020
True Chop Up- Intro
Welcome to "True Chop Up" your weekly unwind, relax and relate podcast show. Here we will chop up random daily thoughts and experiences while giving the "Black" point of view. Topics may be chosen at random based off anything during the simple course of a day. Inspirational affirmations and bit of earnest wisdom For US by Us because we must continue to UPLIFT US is one thing you can look forward to. Feel free to contact the show via email at truechopup@gmail.com.  https://anchor.fm/truechopup
03:21
June 29, 2020