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Views from Venus

Views from Venus

By Marisa Jones

Real Talk with Real People
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Maybe, I'm the drama?
Maybe, I'm the drama?
Kevin joins Marisa as they discuss dating dumb, the definition of creative, low vibrational plates, Kim Kardashian's ex husband and going conservative. 
42:05
October 12, 2022
Dating Tips From A Hooker
Dating Tips From A Hooker
Toronto female rapper and creator of podcast "dating tips from a hooker" (available on apple & spotify) joins Marisa as the ladies discuss city girls lifestyle, dancing during the pandemic and dating as a hooker. 
40:00
August 02, 2022
African People Everywhere
African People Everywhere
Toronto artist SkrillaGhad joins Marisa as the pair discuss the difference between trap and drill music, the evolution of Afrobeats and the state of Toronto rap.
36:54
May 31, 2022
Body Wars
Body Wars
Nadia Fresh joins Marisa as the ladies discuss BBL culture in Toronto. 
50:59
May 10, 2022
#ELXN44 - THE DISCUSSION
#ELXN44 - THE DISCUSSION
On September 20th Canada is being called to vote for the next Prime Minister. Former politician & serial entrepreneur Tiffany Ford joins Marisa as they discuss Canada's 2021 Federal Election. Who are the candidates and what are their policies?
01:04:47
September 16, 2021
No Lumps, No Bumps, No Buildup
No Lumps, No Bumps, No Buildup
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25:50
August 03, 2021
Big up the bawtymon & gyal dem!
Big up the bawtymon & gyal dem!
Tik Tok's sensation Oh Bumbarassclot joins Marisa to talk about "coming out" (00:35), allyship and misappropriation of ballroom culture (6:00), the lack of spaces for black queers in Toronto (9:00), the influence of ballroom slang in pop culture (20:00), the world of Tik Tok (32:00) and Marisa participates in his #throatbaby challenge.
46:60
July 13, 2021
Moving On Up
Moving On Up
Marisa explains her absence and talks about the future of Views From Venus. 
05:50
June 29, 2021
For Mama
For Mama
Registered nurse and mother Priscilla Anane joins Marisa (9:00), the women discuss the glamorization of pregnancy, delivery and the truth behind breast feeding(16:00) and Priscilla shares her favourite thing about motherhood (27:00). Barbara Nkansah discusses the importance of living your best life despite being a mother (32:00), the significance of having the support of your family and friends during your major life milestones(48:00) and her experience with "post-partum blues".
01:09:00
May 04, 2021
IYKYK: Social Media & Tingz
IYKYK: Social Media & Tingz
Friend of the show Cindy and content creator fumitoronto join Marisa to talk about the evolution of social media (5:00), Fumi shares tips on how to increase your followers (12:00) and the misconceptions of being an "influencer"(17:00). The ladies discuss relationships on social media (29:00),lastly, the ladies discuss the importance of creating your own space(peace) (40:00), and how to make & maintain social media friendships.(50:00)
01:13:56
March 23, 2021
Sometimes, Relax Part II
Sometimes, Relax Part II
Mental health advocate Ernest joins Marisa (3:00) as they discuss mental health and the challenges black men face, the effects verbal abuse has in black homes (10:00), do black men really have "safe spaces" to express their feelings (14:00) and how can the black woman assist black men with their mental health journey (21:00). Mental health nurse Abena joins Marisa as she discusses the different disorders such as schizophrenia and bi-polar (37:00), the several stigmas of black people and mental health (45:00), and Abena shares insight of the lack of support black people face when admitted into an institution. (50:00)  
01:07:53
March 17, 2021
Sometimes, Relax Part I
Sometimes, Relax Part I
*Trigger Warning* Social worker & Psychotherapist Francesca joins Marisa to discuss mental health challenges (6:00), we discuss the most common disorders amongst the black community (8:00), the effects of social media on our mental health (17:00), the types of medication or ways to self medicate(23:00). Francesca explains the effects of mental health on black women (30:00), the craziest reason she heard as to why people dont seek help (39:00), and what happens when these disorders go untreated (44:00) 
01:01:08
March 09, 2021
You Must Really Hate Me
You Must Really Hate Me
Joyce & Kevin join Marisa as they discuss love languages (3:18), does being flown out automatically mean sex (19:00),  the age old debate "you can come over " VS "but do you want me to" (26:00), do you believe in celebrating Valentine's Day? (33:00),  February 15th the official side chick day (42:00), and lastly, pussy is not a gift(49:00)
01:03:11
February 09, 2021
Where The $$ Resides Part II
Where The $$ Resides Part II
Akua joins Marisa to give tips on how to apply for "government" jobs at the municipal, provincial and federal level (5:00), the importance of a cover letter (16:20), and lastly, Akua gives some basic information on EI, Canada's pension plan and more (22:00). Business lawyer Courtney Fraser joins Marisa as they discuss the importance of legitimizing your business (30:00), the difference between sole proprietorship & incorporation (36:00) Courtney stresses the importance of supporting local black businesses (40:00), advice for upcoming entrepreneurs (1:00:00), and the cons to entrepreneurship (1:10:00)
01:35:55
February 02, 2021
Black Girls & Luxury
Black Girls & Luxury
Marisa and friends discuss the black girl in luxury movement and the criticism that comes with it (3:00), the instagram influence on luxury & should celebrities be held accountable for the influence on the youth (17:00), has the influx for a luxury lifestyle affected the dating scene (27:00), the treatment black women experience shopping & working in luxury stores (30:00), the influence of the black people and the black aesthetic in fashion(42:00), do black men receive as much critique for participating in the luxury movement and what does luxury mean to you?(56:00)
01:08:21
January 26, 2021
Where the $$$ resides
Where the $$$ resides
Financial coach Jeffrey A joins Marisa as they discuss how much our habits influence saving and budgeting (5:00), tips on how to save and budget money (9:00), new age trading, stocks and the different ways to invest your money (16:00), last but not least, Jeffrey shares a couple of his favourite  books on budgeting and building new habits(30:00)
42:17
January 19, 2021
2020 Wrapped
2020 Wrapped
Marisa welcomes back previous guests while we discuss 2020. We talk about 2020 fashion dos & dont's, the struggles as a parent during the pandemic,  favourite conspiracy theories, which music genre held it down the most and what we look forward to in 2021. New friend to the show Joyce closes the show with a prayer to bring us into 2021.
55:33
January 01, 2021
Star Signs & Tings'
Star Signs & Tings'
Hollie is back! and her and Marisa discuss "The Hood Healer" (4:00), Hollie provides insight about tarot and reiki (8:00), crystals (14:00), the ladies talk astrology, horoscopes and birth charts (22:00),  the mystery behind December 21st (28:00) and lastly, do we believe in aliens? (35:00)
51:10
December 21, 2020
The Journey
The Journey
Angela (@touchedby.anangel) joins Marisa to discuss their journey with Christ.  Marisa asks whats the hardest part about the journey (5:30), coming to church as you are (14:10), judging as a christian and the reputation christians have (20:00), the art of fasting (26:30) and the importance of reading the bible. (33:00) Angela reflects on her personal journey(40:00) also the ladies touch on the topic of spirituality (47:00)
01:00:45
December 15, 2020
Only Sides
Only Sides
@lenzsowavy joins Marisa and she gives him the rundown on the whole Jopearl & Burna situation (4:00),  we give our definition of a "side" (10:00) Marisa touches on her experience as a "side"(17:09), can you be emotionally be invested your sidechick (22:00), the "benefits" of being side (25:00) , and can men be sides (36:00), Lenz asks Marisa some spicy ass questions (45:00) and are we as a society moving away from monogamy (49:00)
01:13:12
December 08, 2020
The Remedy
The Remedy
(10:00) Alexis joins Marisa to discuss the natural ways with to take care of yourself during a pandemic, ways we deal with our mental health during the winter season (18:30). The ladies move on to discuss the natural way to handle menstrual cycles, Always pads vs Organic pads (23:00), Tampons vs Diva Cups (27:00), natural ways to keep that WAP wappin’ (30:00), we discuss the evolving trend Yoni steams, yoni bars/soaps and Goddess baths (44:50)
51:35
November 25, 2020
This is 30
This is 30
Hollie and Cookie join Marisa; she asks the ladies is 30 the new 20? (6:30) and the anxieties of turning 30 (10:00), Hollie breaks down the  importance of moving with intention (14:00). The ladies move on to discuss newbies but goodies in this generation such as the internet, You Tube, and the search for how real stories in the media. (22:45) Lastly, the ladies touch on the election, the #endsars movement, the hood healer and Trump.
44:00
November 10, 2020
Cancel Culture
Cancel Culture
Marisa addresses the "Love Yours" episode (00:30), Marisa asks Cindy what's her definition of "Cancel Culture" (9:00) and can you bounce back from being cancelled (11:43).  Marisa touches on her experience with online bashing (14:00) and are Toronto women really that rude? (19:00). Lastly, the ladies talk about the importance of accountability, knowing yourself and moving forward (23:00). 
47:55
October 20, 2020
Safe Space
Safe Space
Social worker Francesca joins Marisa to talk about domestic violence (6:04) and the reasons why a woman may not leave a situation (10:00). Francesca explains there’s no “ideal victim”(16:50) and Marisa asks the million dollar question, are black women are protected by black men? (23:00). The first man to ever join Views! Valentine joins me to give his perspective on Meg & Tory (40:00) and the importance black men and women uplifting each other. (1:00:00)
01:15:24
September 29, 2020
Separated
Separated
Marisa discusses divorce with Linda, the ladies discuss stigma on divorce in our community and the "return of the drinks" (8:30),  and ways our elders can assist make it a smoother transition (12:40). Linda touches on the importance of the vows (16:00), advice for parents after divorce (21:50) and the power of discernment (31:00). Tamara & Marisa explain why it may be hard to "let go" (33:00), breaking points in friendships (38:00) and drifting apart from your friend (43:00).. Tamara shares great insight on separating from her child's father and their new found dynamic (52:47). Cocoa politely gathers the girls and shares tips on how to let go (1:04:22). The ladies close off with the "self betrayal vs self love" conversation(1:18:40) and the significance of sharing the same values in all of your relationships(1:25:00).
01:38:09
September 22, 2020
The Matrimony Pt II
The Matrimony Pt II
Marisa continues her conversation from the week before with Bride to be Shantel and wife of four years, Barbara Nkansah. Shantel shares her unconventional views on marriage (4:00) the importance of a friendship in a marriage (11:00) living together before marriage (13:00).  and lastly Shantel shares advice for women who share similar views as her. (19:00)..  Marisa moves on to speak with Barbara, where they discuss traditional wedding vs "western" wedding (27:00), bride price (34:00), the merging of two families (37:00), the pressures of planning a big wedding (43:44), lifestyle changes after marriage (51:00) and the importance of counselling in a marriage. (1:05:00)
01:22:32
September 15, 2020
The Matrimony Pt 1
The Matrimony Pt 1
The Matrimony is a two part episode with four different wives with different paths in life and their views on marriage. Episode 11 starts off with conversation 1 with Marisa and wife of 6 years, Lisa (@AlizaMarie). They discuss how Lisa knew her husband was "the one" (7:00), first year marriage challenges (10:50), the misconceptions of marriage (14:00), and last but not least, the importance of having your "stuff together" prior to marriage (20:00).  Marisa moves on to have a separate conversation with newlywed Eunice (@youni.yeboah). Eunice speaks on courting vs dating (34:00), the importance of God in relationships (45:55), not feeding into the pressures of marriage(50:00), advice to women who aspire to marry (55:00), planning a wedding during Covid (57:00) and lastly, abstinence before marriage.(1:02:00). Also, Marisa announces the winners of the giveaway on the outro. 
01:13:12
September 08, 2020
The M in Man is for Money
The M in Man is for Money
Cutty and Marisa chop it up about “game players” and women knowing what they REALLY want(9:43). They move on to talk about the different types of men with money(13:00) and how to assess if he’s a spender(20:00). Cutty encourages women to always have a plan when working towards a life goal(28:16). The ladies touch on the “power of pussy”(36:02), flying out (42:00) and lastly, Cutty speaks on the importance of independence and dating as a independent woman(47:00)
01:03:26
August 25, 2020
RICH GIRL TALK ft @jusinit
RICH GIRL TALK ft @jusinit
Marisa talks about the elephant in the room: fake designer (4:00)& the obsession with black folks & each other’s finances(11:00) and Justine gives some insight on the realities of being financially responsible(13:27). The ladies move on to discuss dating men with money (or lack there of)(21:59), male packaging(31:26) & maintaining vibes(35:30). And lastly, the ladies share their thoughts on “baecations” & the “city girl era”.
52:53
August 19, 2020
There’s some HOES in this house
There’s some HOES in this house
Marisa starts off and asks “what’s a hoe?”(6:30) The ladies talk about women weaponizing the word hoe against each other (11:10). Marisa reads out Webster’s definition of a hoe (15:35) and how niggas is hoes too (17:15). The ladies talk about “the ho phase” (20:23) and Tenika explains how counterproductive the hoe phase can be after self discovery and the gateway to masterbating (27:00). They move on to talk about dudes trash talking (30:10) and about the price and power of pussy(35:05). The girls talk it up about how niggas is hoes too (38:40) and last but not least, how do we break the hoe stigma (43:15)
51:56
August 11, 2020
What about your friends? part II
What about your friends? part II
The ladies Start off talking about the importance of apologizing(3:00), learning people (10:00) and working on yourself during friendships (21:00) addressing friends on bad habits (27:00) and the types of friends ppl have (30:00) and how Toronto’s new lifestyle is effecting friendships (34:00) .. Tamara joins the conversation and explains why she doesn’t like to apologize (40:30) Marisa talks about girls who move “solo dolo” (47:00) and asks the ladies how do they feel about mixing groups of friends (48:00) and listening to your friends vent(50:00) being confrontational in a friendship (1:10:14)
01:16:38
August 04, 2020
What about your friends?
What about your friends?
Marisa and her friends touch on Megan, Tory and Draya. (5:29) The ladies move inside to talk about therapy and family dynamics as a Ghanaian (11:00). Cocoa and Marisa unpack their relationships with their siblings as a sister (17:00) Cocoa talks about the importance of "learning" each other and gives the run down on Marisa, Angela, and Blue's personality(23:00) eventually, the ladies talk about criticizing their friends and learning how to "fight with your friends" in a healthy way of course..(36:00) and Marisa talks about issuing/accepting apologies(40:15)
46:22
July 28, 2020
GIRLS N THE HOOD FT @STYLENGRAACE & @B.SENSATIONALL
GIRLS N THE HOOD FT @STYLENGRAACE & @B.SENSATIONALL
Marisa, Tashay & Barbara start off talking about Will & Jada and their "entanglement" (3:13). The ladies talk about their personal experience as a girl from the hood in Toronto(10:00) while running into girls from the outskirts claiming the hood(18:38). Marisa also brings up the fact that hood girls are the original "trendsetters" and the ladies move on to  talk about  watching the world adapt to hood culture &the black girl aesthetic(20:00). Marisa asks the women how'd they cope with beef as a girl from the hood(30:00), the changes in the hood between now and then(36:00) and knowing and valuing our hood men on a personal level(38:00).. Marisa moves on to ask the ladies "how old were they when they realized hood life isn't the norm"(46:00). They move on to discuss hood ethics and hood smarts(57:00), how hood life influenced their perception of life (1:00:00) and lastly, the women offer advice to young black girls in the hood (1:03:00)
01:25:54
July 21, 2020
Queen of BLACKNESS ft @afualareine
Queen of BLACKNESS ft @afualareine
On episode 4, Afua educates Marisa on her Ewe background and her experience as a first generation Ewe in Toronto(4:00), the ladies touch on their experience in the Ghanaian community(10:00) Afua moves on to share her opinion about twitter and social media personas(17:15) and the importance of being herself(22:15) Afua shares her experience as a Black suburban girl(27:18). The ladies move on to talk about the "culture/hood culture" and Marisa reminds suburban black girls to pay their respects to the hood black girls(42:00). Marisa questions Afua on what does it mean to be black(55:43). The ladies touch on issues with Females in the GH community & the ways we can overcome(1:00:05): Marisa & Afua end the pod discussing the Skin Documentary on Netflix(1:09:20), the trailer for Beyonce's Black is King movie on Disney+(1:18:27) and Marisa asks Afua, how old were you when you fell in love with yourself?
01:45:14
July 14, 2020
Niggas aint shit Part 2
Niggas aint shit Part 2
The ladies discuss the Darkovibes and D’Banj allegations (2:27) and move on to talk about rape culture in Africa(10:39). Cindy & Marisa debate about “due process” and cancelling artists based off allegations(29:00). The ladies touch on how common it is for women to be assaulted(41:25) and share some of their experiences (47:00) and Marisa goes into depth about her own personal experience(51:00) and urges women to speak up for themselves(1:03:05)
01:18:55
July 07, 2020
Niggas Ain't Shit Pt 1 ft @tam__tee & @ci.nd.yy
Niggas Ain't Shit Pt 1 ft @tam__tee & @ci.nd.yy
The ladies discuss their first heartbreaks (7:00) and if they would tell their friend if her man is cheating on her.(23:00) Marisa warns women not to "woman to woman" her.(1:04:44) Cindy talks COVID-19 from a nurses perspective and Cindy & Marisa clash over Hushpuppi, flashy lifestyles and illegal hustles.(1:12:55). The ladies move on to B.Simone and Entrepreneurship vs 9-5 and the ladies close off with respects to Ciasullo family.
02:05:05
June 29, 2020
She's not black, so sorry ft @cocoaberrry @eliiak @jusinit
She's not black, so sorry ft @cocoaberrry @eliiak @jusinit
On episode 01, Marisa calls up some of her closest friends, they discuss life during Covid (6:00), which brings em to recent protests/racial tensions which eventually turns into a discussion about cancel culture. (28:26) The ladies question the new fad Nutraburst (33:55) and  big up their fav black businesses.(44:56) (1:28:03) The ladies touch on the kente kneel while Marisa expresses her frustration for the new found "hype" with African culture and the girls talk about social media and old tweets. (1:40:49) 
01:56:29
June 23, 2020