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Yuppie Noir

Yuppie Noir

By Kyler Grigsby

This is Yuppie Noir. An insight into the thoughts and conversations young black professionals have on the day to day. We cover topics ranging from sports to culture to how we maneuver and succeed in everyday society.
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Tik Tok!
Tik Tok!
In this extra we talk about the recent trend of viral challenges on Tik Tok and what does getting a dog mean for your relationship? Tune in!
12:13
April 04, 2020
Work From Home
Work From Home
In this episode we talk about the continued impacts of the Coronavirus, Spring Break in Miami, working remotely, and NFL free agency news. Stay tuned!
42:41
March 20, 2020
Delegating
Delegating
In this episode we talk about new music releases, cancellations due to Coronavirus, delegating, and sports. Stay tuned!
53:48
March 13, 2020
Sonically & Aesthetically Pleasing
Sonically & Aesthetically Pleasing
In this episode we recap our weekends out, talk about growing concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus, touch on Meg Thee Stallion's displeasure with her contract, and talk sports in The Water Cooler segment. Stay tuned!
59:38
March 06, 2020
The Whistleblower
The Whistleblower
In this episode we talk about the coronavirus and it ramifications, Love Is Blind, the Fury/Wilder fight, Harvey Weinstein's conviction, being a whistleblower in the workplace, and sports. Stay tuned!
01:09:22
February 28, 2020
Workplace Morale
Workplace Morale
In this episode we recap our Valentine's Days, give reviews of "The Photograph", speak on the passing of Pop Smoke, how to improve team morale in the workplace, and close with sports. Stay tuned!
01:03:29
February 21, 2020
Kobe Memories/The Love Doctor
Kobe Memories/The Love Doctor
In this week's extra we reminisce about some of our favorite Kobe Bryant moments and Dwizzy aka "The Love Doctor", gets some things off his chest. Stay tuned!
26:18
February 19, 2020
Self Care
Self Care
In this episode we speak about Valentine's Day, the Broom Challenge, Gayle King's interview with Lisa Leslie, self care, and sports. Stay tuned!
01:00:59
February 14, 2020
Work Friends
Work Friends
In this episode we talk about new music from Drake and Future, the Super Bowl halftime show, Black History Month, work friends and the NBA trade deadline moves. Stay tuned!
57:06
February 07, 2020
Mamba Out
Mamba Out
In this episode we talk about the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant along with 7 others. We touch on the Grammy's and the upcoming Super Bowl. Stay tuned!
01:09:34
January 31, 2020
The Film Critics
The Film Critics
In this episode we talk about recent movies we've seen, artists begging for streams online, and potential Sixers trade scenarios. Stay tuned!
01:02:33
January 24, 2020
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
So we're trying something new! In this extra audio content we get into some of the things we talk about behind the scenes. We'll be putting these out every other week to give you guys a feel for some of the heated arguments and debates we have when the cameras aren't rolling. Enjoy!
17:12
January 22, 2020
Keep Your Composure
Keep Your Composure
In this episode we talk about Drake and Future's new release, Lori Harvey and Future reuniting, Divine 9 orgs being disrespected, Meghan and Harry leaving the UK, and how to keep your composure during workplace confrontations. Stay tuned!
01:16:12
January 17, 2020
New Year, Same Pod
New Year, Same Pod
In this episode we touch on the ongoing conflict with Iran and social medias response, Drake's RapRadar interview, Ari Lennox's IG Live response, and finish up with The Water Cooler. Stay tuned!
01:00:26
January 10, 2020
Fresh Off the PJ
Fresh Off the PJ
In this episode AJ and Kyler talk about their trips to San Francisco and Shanghai respectively. We send our condolences to Juice World and his friends, family and fans. Talk about TV and movie content we are consuming lately. Discuss lying on a resume to get a highly qualified position.  We close with KG's comments on Lebron during our water cooler segment. Stay tuned!
01:06:58
December 20, 2019
Invest Wisely
Invest Wisely
In this episode we recap our Thanksgivings, discuss if Shiggy was asking for too much, define appreciating and depreciating assets, and debate the merits of the frontrunners for NBA MVP. Stay tuned!
01:33:10
December 06, 2019
Dress Code
Dress Code
In this episode we give our reviews of Chixtape 5, talk about Ari Lennox and Summer Walker's eventful Soul Train Awards, discuss professional attire in a corporate environment, and close with current sports news. Stay tuned!
01:23:20
November 22, 2019
Boo'd Up
Boo'd Up
In this episode we talk about Drake and Master P getting boo'd, Instagram testing removing likes, the launch of Disney Plus, and  Colin Kaepernick's NFL scheduled workout. Stay tuned!
01:22:20
November 15, 2019
Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader
In this episode of Yuppie Noir we talk about the final season of Power, Solange's seperation, leadership, and the start of the NCAA basketball season. Stay tuned!
59:08
November 08, 2019
We're Baaaack!!!
We're Baaaack!!!
Did you miss us?! In this episode of The Yuppie Noir Podcast we discussed why the long hiatus, life changing events, and travel plans. We were also joined by AJ of The Greenhouse Podcast, with whom we talked about what it's like dating an actress as well as future life goals. Stay tuned!
01:07:39
November 01, 2019
Happy Juneteenth!
Happy Juneteenth!
In this episode we talk about Father's Day, Juneteenth, Toy Story, Tory Lanez, Anthony Davis being traded, and the NBA Draft. Stay tuned!
01:07:47
June 21, 2019
Mentorship
Mentorship
In this episode we talk about Kyle Lowry getting shoved; the Bey Hive buzzing; DJ Khaled's gripes with Billboard; violence in Sudan, Hong Kong and The Dominican Republic; the importance of mentorship; and Kevin Durant's injury. Stay tuned!
01:16:25
June 14, 2019
Know Your Worth!
Know Your Worth!
In this episode we talk about Jay Z becoming hip hop's first Billionaire, Anthony Joshua getting TKO'd, an 8-way tie for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Ava Duvernay's "When They See Us", and Negotiating when it comes to salary. Stay tuned!
01:07:16
June 07, 2019
Segue Kings
Segue Kings
In this episode we speak on Memorial Day weekend, kids on social media, Meek Mill versus The Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Lakers in disarray, Da Baby fighting in Louis Vuitton, and debate how often is too often to be switching jobs. Stay tuned!
01:13:31
May 31, 2019
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
In this episode we speak on the philanthropic efforts of Robert F. Smith, Oprah, and LeBron. Game of Thrones wraps up its eighth and final season. There were a slew of albums that came out recently. We also touch on some things to keep in mind when public speaking and closeout as always with "The Water Cooler". Stay tuned!
01:28:15
May 24, 2019
Splurge
Splurge
In this episode we talk about Drake's big purchase, Rihanna's new deal with LVMH, the commotion at "Rolling Loud", streaming services and the NBA Draft Lottery. Stay tuned!
01:11:10
May 17, 2019
Cat Calling
Cat Calling
In this episode we talk about the Met Gala, Joe Budden and Cyn potentially breaking up, Ayesha Curry's interview on The Red Table Talk, and the NBA Playoffs. Stay tuned!
01:22:55
May 10, 2019
Crabs in a Barrel
Crabs in a Barrel
In this episode we speak about John Singleton's passing, the box office debut of Avengers: ENDGAME, Game of Thrones, Jay Z's freestyle at Webster Hall, and the NFL Draft. Stay tuned!
01:13:54
May 03, 2019
Gentrification
Gentrification
In this episode we talk about Avengers: End Game (no spoilers), Game of Thrones, Gentrification, Dame Lillard's big shot, and expectations for the NFL Draft. Stay tuned!
01:16:35
April 26, 2019
Hearing is physiological, listening is psychological.
Hearing is physiological, listening is psychological.
In this episode we talk about Notre Dame catching fire, the return of Game of Thrones, how to have a civil debate, Tiger Woods winning The Masters, and the NBA Playoffs. Stay Tuned!
01:05:37
April 19, 2019
Do You See Color?
Do You See Color?
In this episode we speak about gratuity, Beyonce collaborating with Adidas, Kyle Korver's recent article, and close with sports talk. Stay tuned!
01:15:43
April 12, 2019
The Marathon Continues
The Marathon Continues
In this episode we talk about Nipsey Hussle's life and legacy, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road", an interesting new way to pay for college, and if people who gain wealth should leave or stay in the neighborhoods they come from. Stay tuned!
01:27:11
April 05, 2019
US vs. Them
US vs. Them
In this episode we talk about Spring breakers in Miami, the New Zealand shooting, Cardi B's past resurfacing, and give our opinions of the movie "Us" (SPOILERS!). 
01:22:35
March 29, 2019
Cakegate
Cakegate
In this episode we talk about break room etiquette, Beto O'Rourke's apology, and the NCAA tournament. Stay tuned! 
52:56
March 21, 2019
Varsity Blues
Varsity Blues
In this episode we talk about the recent college admission SAT scandal, Russell Westbrook's verbal altercation with a fan, James Dolan's ban, and all the NFL free agency moves and trades. Stay tuned!
01:17:51
March 15, 2019
Baecation vs Squad Trip
Baecation vs Squad Trip
In this episode we talk about job interview preparation, protecting your body as you age, new music releases, booking travel with groups, and sports news. 
01:05:20
March 09, 2019
Are Y'all Readayyy!!!
Are Y'all Readayyy!!!
In this episode we talk about the Oscar's big winners, Offset's new album, The Umbrella Academy Netflix series, Robert Kraft's arrest, Burberry's controversial couture piece, and whether or not Zion Williamson should play the rest of the college basketball season. Stay tuned!
01:27:11
March 01, 2019
The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep
In this Episode we talk about Malia Obama making headlines, Tristan Thompson's alleged infidelity, Karl Lagerfeld's passing, and Colin Kaepernick's settled lawsuit with the NFL. Stay tuned!
51:43
February 22, 2019
Will You Be Mine?
Will You Be Mine?
In this episode we talk about the Grammy's, the attempted extortion of Jeff Besos, the significance of Valentine's Day, and wrap up with sports talk. Stay tuned!
01:16:26
February 15, 2019
Yuppie Noir X Dormshaker Ent.
Yuppie Noir X Dormshaker Ent.
In this episode we are joined by college friends DJ Dullay and Josh. We talk about Bow Wow's domestic violence altercation, 21 Savage being detained by ICE, Liam Neeson's controversial comments and the NBA trade talks. Stay tuned!
01:20:48
February 08, 2019
Who’s The Real MVP?
Who’s The Real MVP?
In this episode we talk about The Game’s controversial lyrics, Torey Lanez diss track, the attack on Jussie Smollett, and our thoughts on this year’s NBA MVP race. Stay tuned!
01:09:03
February 01, 2019
Yuppie Noir x The Greenhouse
Yuppie Noir x The Greenhouse
On this episode we're joined by Riq and AJ of The Greenhouse Podcast. We speak about Chris Brown's troubles in Paris, the Nathan Phillips incident, Futures latest album and how our guest navigate hosting a podcast. Stay tuned!
01:28:18
January 25, 2019
Big Draco! Biggest Comeback of 2018?
Big Draco! Biggest Comeback of 2018?
In this episode we talk about Soulja Boy aka Big Draco, Rae Sraemurd potentially breaking up, the Government shutdown and much more. Stay Tuned!
01:20:15
January 18, 2019
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child
In this episode we speak on Cyntoia Brown's clemency, the Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries, corporal punishment in child rearing, and finish with sports. Stay tuned!
01:08:16
January 11, 2019
Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered
Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered
In this episode we talk about LeBron dealing with backlash, Tiffany Haddish bombing, the Netflix special "Bandersnatch" and we debate the merits of streaming services over movie theaters. We also give our NFL playoff preview. Stay tuned!
01:16:05
January 04, 2019
The Story of Samson
The Story of Samson
Today we speak on the high school wrestler Andrew Johnson, the feature Bird Box, and wrap up with Sports. Stay tuned!
53:16
December 27, 2018
Screen time? How much, is too much?
Screen time? How much, is too much?
This week we talk about all the beefs. Cardi B vs Offset, Kanye vs Drake and Kodak vs Ebro. We also debate technology and whether its impact on the youth is overstated. Finally, we wrap up with our "Water Cooler" segment. Stay Tuned!
01:10:46
December 21, 2018
Watch The Throne
Watch The Throne
Today we give our thoughts on digging up old tweets, who is the King of R&B and the marquee match up between the Chiefs and Chargers. Stay tuned!
58:48
December 14, 2018
Comeback Season
Comeback Season
In this episode the Yuppie Noir Podcast makes it's triumphant return! We talk about new album releases, debate the merits of purchasing a home vs. renting an apartment, and wrap up with some sports talk. Stay tuned!
59:31
December 07, 2018
Copyright Culture
Copyright Culture
In this episode we are joined by our good friend Gavin as we discuss LeBron's new school, the scuffle between Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green, the potential to trademark dances, and the music industry.
01:09:00
August 11, 2018
Is it worth it?
Is it worth it?
In this weeks episode we talk about the results of our survey question on black businesses, the pros and cons of attending a 4 year University , and Bronny Jrs. basketball future.
01:10:30
August 01, 2018
Cancel Culture
Cancel Culture
This week we are joined by our good friend and college roommate Dave. We talk about the alleged robbery of Tekashi Six Nine, Curl Fest, how we all met Dave, and the recent trend of "Cancel Culture".
01:05:48
July 25, 2018
Sometimes It's About Who You Know
Sometimes It's About Who You Know
In this week's episode we speak on Meek Mill and Drake's recent projects, the importance of Networking, and NBA Summer League BAsketball.
49:54
July 12, 2018
"I'm good luv, I'll take the $15"
"I'm good luv, I'll take the $15"
In this episode we give our reviews of "Scorpion", discuss if the WNBA and other women's sports get the appreciation they deserve, and state our thoughts on LeBron becoming a Laker.
01:03:43
July 04, 2018
Work Bae
Work Bae
Back from a brief hiatus we discuss our vacation to Miami, romantic relationships in the workplace and the NBA Draft. Tune in!
01:05:29
June 27, 2018
Gender Roles
Gender Roles
This week we are joined by our good friend Diamond! We touch on the Pusha T vs. Drake beef (prior to "The Story of Adidon"), the struggles of higher education, and ask how do young people today view traditional gender roles.
58:19
May 30, 2018
Plus One?
Plus One?
In this episode we talk about the Royal Wedding, what it means to bring someone as a plus one to a wedding, and close out with some sports talk. Stay tuned!
01:09:20
May 22, 2018
Is this your King?
Is this your King?
In this episode we talk about Donald Glover's SNL performance and Childish Gambino's new music video. In our main topic we discuss the difficulties black women face dating as sparked by an excerpt from Issa Rae's book. We close with talk about Lebron and his place among the greats.
53:58
May 08, 2018
Financial Planning and Financial Literacy
Financial Planning and Financial Literacy
In episode 4 of the podcast we speak about Kanye West's controversial tweets, our impressions of the Avengers franchise, and the importance of financial literacy.
50:34
May 01, 2018
Microaggressions
Microaggressions
This week we discuss Beyonce's Coachella performance, Starbucks' discrimination controversy, and how to deal with microaggressions in the workplace.
46:37
April 20, 2018
Music past, present and future
Music past, present and future
In this episode we speak about the Tristan Thompson scandal; music of the past, present and future; as well as the NBA playoff picture.
54:07
April 13, 2018
Yuppie Noir Pilot
Yuppie Noir Pilot
In the pilot episode we begin by explaining the meaning behind our name. We dive into hot topics surrounding culture, sports news, and the dating scene from the perspective of young black men. Stay tuned.
47:01
April 06, 2018