January 10, 2020
HERE IS A FULL EPISODE OF HOOD POLITICS WITH PROP! We are currently mapping out season 5 of Red couch in the meantime, check it out. trying to get your head around the is Iran situation?! So is all of congress. join Prop and Derek Minor as they try to help us understand what is even happening. Mixed and scored by Matt Osowski  theme music by Dj Seap P
January 6, 2020
Okay you asked we heard! We are going to have a spin off pod specifically dedicated to hood politics. All the jokes all political tea all the hoodness. look for it to pop up in its OWN FEED soon
December 9, 2019
final episode for season 4, today we talk to another power couple. Founders of the Houston based streetwear brand, Grits. this couple uses imagery from a time when black america was in full segregation and was creating its own narrative. they coined the phrase Black Americana.  Also, hood politics... seeesh! just enjoy! if youd like to support us:  mixed and mastered by Matt Owoski
November 25, 2019
This week, we go back to Houston where we interviewed Wordsplayed about one of the hardest moments of his life. his wife Catalina had a miscarriage. Bouncing back from such things can seem impossible. hear how the funniest man on earth continues on.  Hood politics is ALL Impeachment and how their "ain't no such things as halfway crooks!"   follow wordsplayed: Catalinas art: mixed and masterd by Matt Osowski
November 12, 2019
Continuing our live experiences, we tale yall back to Dallas where we spoke to the Trip lee and Jessica about their struggles with his chronic fatigue and all the twists and turns of their life. Hood politics was some throw backs that magically are still relevant. special thanks to Matt Owoski for mix and masters. Dj seanP for the hosting  and check our sponsor!;
October 29, 2019
this night was very special! we talked to Lisa gungor about her many twists and turns!  if yall wanna get involved in our Ethiopia work:   also, Los Angeles legend Dj Malski offered up some fun!
October 14, 2019
Today we give yall a glimpse what the hard to love tour dates are like, Here we interviewed Phoenix natives, chicago residents Sentrock, a street artist and Summer Perez, a husband and wife duo. tickets are still available for Los Angeles on October 21. mixed and mastered by Matt Owoski! to support a child with Food for the hungry to support work in Syria;
October 1, 2019
Surprise. We are BACK! here is some thoughts on Impeachment, our Israel trip, new music, and the continuing the hard to love tour chicago october 10th Los Angeles october 21 Oakland October 27 for tickets!  sponsor:
August 5, 2019
We are on week away from Hard to Love tour starting and we wanted to 1st put this in your feeds, then DISASTER struck! with 2 mass shootings we know that its important to have safe spaces to process this stuf. we want you to know that prop and the doc are here and we will be holding some space for y'all to come process, lament and recharge. enjoy Houston August 9th Dallas August 10 Chicago October 10 Los Angeles October 21   tickets here..
July 2, 2019
YO WE GOIN ON TOUR!  Hard To Love Tour  August 9th houston August 1Oth Dallas   October 10th Chicago
April 22, 2019
IVE SAID TOO MUCH Today the pair get a little personal and speak on their own marital issues and how they balance vulnerability with exposure. What it looks like to set boundaries with each other and the public. In hood politics, they cover Turkey getting strapped, Bernie securing the bag, Muller report being the greatest dry snitch of all time, and how nice it must be to be a wealthy white criminal. Join our patreon   Mixed and mastered by Mat Osowski
April 8, 2019
Today is about manly maness! Prop and Jeremiah aka Jgivens talk about all comes with understanding masculinity, with regards to all of their intersections; black, male Christian. Also about Js coming out and reckoning with what it means to be publicly Gay. Dr Alma drops some insight throughout their convo In hood in hood politics we take a break and honor the LA hero Nipsey Hussle.   Links   Mix and mastered by Matt Owoski Music : Super lowkey by Jgivens. (@pray4jgivens)    Additional production Peace 586
March 25, 2019
We  have a special Live from Vanguard University where our pair discuss the origins of the the red couch and how mentoring and allyship work among their own lives ! In hood #hoodpolitics they cover Muller, rich kids paying for college and the 4000 Democrats running for President in 2020. Mixed and mastered by Matt Owosoki Additional Music by Peace 586   Join patreon, Video series
March 11, 2019
What if something really really sucks? How is Jesus the answer but church ain’t helping? We talk to Valerie about boundaries, co dependency and white savior complex. In hood politics Prop and Dj Promote talk how knowing how to read room helped trump and what happens when Gangsters testify! Also allow us to introduce Its Complicated! A hella -irreverent discussion on Intersectionality faith and politics   Dj promotes music and mixes: @djpromote   Valerie Trevino @villyval   Oasis healing arts Promo code Redcouch at the check out   Audio Production by Matt Osowski
February 25, 2019
In hood politics we talk about AOC Roasting the legislature, Rudy Guliani accidentally snitching and the 50th anniversary of the CIA staging a coup in Iran.We then hear the conclusion of Crystal and Irenes stories and how they reconcile their positions with their culture. Epesidoe music produced Mix and mastered by Matt Osowski Source material from Special thanks to Oasis Healing Arts. Use promo code redcouchFollow@irenemcho@crystalquentero
February 11, 2019
THE HEAD CLITORI IN CHARGE. Pt 1 Okay we know that this is not a thing for everyone, but we talk about on this episode, Women In pastoring positions. We talk to Irene cho and Crystal Quentero   Mix and mastered by Matt Osowski Special thanks to Oasis Healing arts Use promo code redcouch Follow @irenemcho @crystalquentero
January 28, 2019
Today we try to give some understanding of Brexit and The EU, why proxy wars set up a no win situation and why the border wall is not the best Solution for immigration in our Hood politics section. Then we explore something called Free Range parenting. Yup. Sponsors Oasis Healing CBD oils.  promo code Redcouch Mixed and mastered by Matt Theme music by Dj Efechto of the BridgeScoring by Dsteele of the Bridge.
January 14, 2019
Welcome back yall! Today the duo catch up on hood politics and flex all their receipts from season 2 on the Muller investigation and give a quick primer on the Iran Contra scandal Then they hop in the whip wit Soul, And Samantha Summers, a former sex worker now Womens rights advocate. Is complicated y’all! Hop in! Learn more about Sams work at
January 2, 2019
Here's a glimpse of what's coming in 2019.
August 5, 2018
Season finale! In hood politics we cover the interior dept. dry snitching, Cohen choosing his side, and how  the Helsinki Summet can be understood through the movie Friday. Finally we talk about the complicated relationship culture and color has with shaping identity.   The Justice Institute Patreon Midwest Grooves Tour
July 21, 2018
Cancelled rights  Social media has created a ton new cultural phenomenons. One of these is when we decide someone is or is not ‘Cancelled’ this week we examine who and why we cancel people and who gets to say who is cancelled. We also name the gangster of the week and prop shares literally THE MOST GANGSTER MOVE in all of hood politics!    - prop and liz vice tour tickets    - patreon;  - promo code red couch
July 6, 2018
This week our duo goes in depth about what exactly is the deal with immigration! Sheesh! We see how this thing has caused so many stale mates in congress. Then they introduce us to the concept of Sophistorachet. And to explain it deeper prop interviewed Business man and Los Angeles hiphop legend Murs, and trama councilor, Juliana Carter; who happens to be married to Murs. Check out Murs Music and work here The hiphopdx breakdown:
June 25, 2018
I feel like we don’t understand each other. Today our duo looks at how we are such a moment of communication breakdown. How geo-politically nationally, denominationally, and relationally, two people can walk away from the same interaction and totally miss each other. We also interview newly weds John, “Wordsplayed” Itiola and Catalina “Cataphat” Belizzi- Itiola. They share a great story on how we totally miss each other. Wordsplayed Music. Cataphats art
June 20, 2018
This episode is all about your feedback on the season so far.Also, you can support this podcast on Patreon now.
May 26, 2018
Prop and Alma are rather accomplished in their own right. Her, a 1st generation Mexicana with 2 masters degrees and and Phd, Prop, masters in Ed and a successful rap career. They also  get to do some pretty awesome things together, including partnering with the One campaign to lobby on Capitol Hill! But its not like they are exempt from the the struggles every couple has. Today the couple talk about their time on Capitol Hill talking to congress with the One campaign. They also discuss their time in marriage couciling and finally pose the question, “What if America shut down for diversity training”   Build Act;   pepfar:
May 11, 2018
A special mash up episode with the girls at the truth table podcast. Were we talk about black soul care in light of the highs of Bechella down to Kanye in the sunken place! Also in our hood politics section we talk about why “real Gs move in silence like Lasagna” - Lil Wayne. (the G is silent) and finally Michelle Wolf being merciless wit the roast  at the White House Din din.
April 28, 2018
Today the squad discuss the difference between gang membership and gang affiliation, the homey Comey’s return to the public, proxy wars and whether Cardi B is the new Selena. We also Interview Rich and Anna Perez, where we chop it up about Performative Hoodness, no really its a thing.   Preemptive love   Embedded   Gentrefication;­gentefication­in­latino­/neighborhoods/495923/­angeles­neighborhood­tries­to­change­but­avoid­the­pitfalls.html   Mi Casa Uptown
April 13, 2018
Live in Long Beach California at Artru group Studios for The Crooked Experience. Prop and Dr Alma Catch everyone up on whats up with them since they last podcasted. Explains some of the changes for this season. Asks the only relevant question about President Trump and does a Q & R with the audience.
August 23, 2017
This week, Propaganda and Alma recorded a special season one bonus episode where they discuss the effects of hyper masculinity, telenovelas, Issa Rae and more! This episode was recorded live at Princeton Theological Seminary.
July 6, 2017
On the Red Couch season finale, Prop and Alma discuss the new Jay-Z album, explain reverse racism, break down the latest political news and more!
June 28, 2017
Hear Prop and Alma discuss the latest in news, politics, pop-culture and more!
June 21, 2017
This week, Prop and Alma examine the latest in pop culture, current events and politics. We hear about the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile, their opinions on “All Eyez on Me,” the brand-new Tupac biopic; the shooting at the Congressional baseball practice and a lot more!
June 14, 2017
This week, Prop and Alma discuss the Comey testimony, break down the new trailer for “Black Panther,” talk about a controversial new Bible translation, explain how to avoid arguments in your marriage and a lot more! Download the podcast.
June 7, 2017
This week, Prop and Alma discuss the Bill Maher controversy, the news about the Paris Climate agreement, the idea of “American exceptionalism”, the latest in pop-culture, current events and more! Download the podcast.
May 31, 2017
This week, Propaganda and Alma discuss the latest in pop culture, current events and politics. They break down the recent verdict following a police shooting in Tulsa, why it’s important to talk to your kids about difficult issues, “man rompers” and a lot more!
May 24, 2017
This week, Prop and Alma examine the latest in pop culture, current events and politics. We hear about the “hood politics” of White House leaks, learn about the potentially problematic social undertones of Mother’s Day, break down the real meaning of microaggressions and a lot more! Download the podcast.
May 18, 2017
On the debut episode of The Red Couch Podcast, rapper and activist Propaganda and his wife, university professor Alma Zaragoza-Petty, break down the latest in current events, explain why you should never throw your spouse under the bus, look at the militarization of police departments and a lot more!
April 27, 2017
Listen as Propaganda shares a preview of his new podcast series with his wife, university professor Alma Zaragoza-Petty. Join them on their red couch for candid conversations and interviews covering everything from pop culture to important social issues—all with the unique perspective, insight and wit only they can bring. The 8-episode first season premiers May 17!
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