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February 27, 2020
Demi recaps her first Pre-Oscar Weekend in LA, that Gayle King interview about Kobe, the Adventures of Cheryl and Bobby Love, Gervonta Davis’s yoke-age, The End of the Power Era (sort of) and the unfortunate shenanigans on Love is Blind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2020
.Demi remembers Kobe Bryant and discusses the social/news media sh-- show on the day he died, reviews the Grammy Awards, digs into the uproar over Oprah's latest book club selection, offers a first "peek" at the documentary about Russell Simmons's alleged rapes, and wonders why Terry Crews decided to be such a trash human.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2020
Demi remembers Kobe Bryant and discusses the social/news media sh-- show on the day he died, reviews the Grammy Awards,  digs into the uproar over Oprah's latest book club selection, offers a first "peek" at the documentary about Russell Simmons's alleged rapes, and wonders why Terry Crews decided to be such a trash human.
January 21, 2020
Demi dishes on Meghan and Harry's exit from the UK, Tyler Perry's Beyonce' status, Lori Harvey and Future's real-life reality show, Loni Love on "a lot" of Black men's inability to act right, and Lizzo's response to Jillian Michael's shenanigans.
January 9, 2020
Happy New Year! Demi returns on the first anniversary of Ratchet & Respectable to chat about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (and Baby Archie) throwing deuces to the UK (for half the year), Lifetime's new black programming, including Surviving R. Kelly and Hopelessly in Love, the final season of Power #whoshotghost, Blue Ivy trolls, Tyler Perry's lack of a writer's room and Kevin Hart's misguided documentary. Welcome back!
December 23, 2019
Demi's recaps her Istanbul excursion and a long list of ratchet shenanigans, including Trump's impeachment. Steph Curry's alleged penis pics, the (disappointing) A$AP Rocky sex tape, the return of Steve Harvey's talk show, Lizzo's bare ass at the Staples Center, full frontal on the Watchmen, Russell Simmons apologists  the non-kidnapped, kidnapped girl, Kim Kardashian's brown-fishing and the catch-22 of JR Smith's praying wife.
November 30, 2019
Demi and her commentator bestie Jawn Murray (HLN, MSNBC) discuss Omarion's Millennium Tour (minus B2K), Gabrielle Union's *ahem* departure from NBC, Amber Rose's "whole body" makeover announcement, Kim K's moratorium on sexy selfies and more!
November 22, 2019
Demi dishes on the source of Omarion's unbotheredness, the NY Times Review of Queen & Slim, and the ice of white folks. She also  chit chats with Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and principal at Black Futures Lab,  about Too Short's "favorite word", being labeled a terrorist, Judge Joe Brown not wanting a Harriet Tubman on American currency (before a man), TI discussing his daughter's hymen with the world, and the serial killer targeting vulnerable black women.
November 14, 2019
Demi dishes on re-entering the relationship arena, contemplates reading the new tell-all by Whitney Houston's bestie Robyn Crawford, tries really hard to understand People's 2019 Choice for "Sexiest Man Alive", laments Congresswoman Katie Hill's sex scandal and resignation, wonders why more people aren't talking about Cuba Gooding Jr's assault charges and offers a non spoiler, non-review of Lena Waithe's Queen & Slim.
November 1, 2019
Demi attends a relationship conversation in LA and has many, many thoughts.
October 26, 2019
Demi reviews TI's new podcast, Eddie Murphy's return to cinema in "Dolemite Is My Name", Deon Cole's underrated stand up, and Kanye's long-awaited "Jesus Is King". There's also considerable musing on Lamar Odom's confessions about his ex, Tank's take on oral sex and Wendy Williams's tirades about Nicki Minaj and Duchess Meghan Markle, but not the British tabloids which ruined her life.
October 10, 2019
Demi and her Bestie-in-Her-Head Candice Benbow (Red Lip Theology) dissect sexual shame, high religiosity, and the fear of independent woman based on the public shenanigans of popular Christians: Kanye West and and his Sunday Services, Erica Campbell denouncing masturbation and promoting soul ties, and Fantasia's take on   submission in marriage.
October 1, 2019
Here's a new podcast for you: Scam Goddess by comedian Laci Mosley. Each week Laci is joined by a special guest to break down some of the greatest grifts, hottest hoodwinks, coolest-cons from the past, present, and future. FromTinder shake downs, insurance rackets, and international (con) men of mystery; they cover it all.  Listen to Scam Goddess now: earwolf.com/show/scam-goddess/
September 30, 2019
Demi recommends her favorite TV shows, including Wu Wednesdays on FX, The Black Godfather on Epix and First Wives Club on BET+, examines the alleged potential impeachment of the Orange in the Oval and interviews marketing expert and campaign guru Thembisa Mshaka about the hullabaloo over (yet another) controversial H&M image.
September 20, 2019
Demi discuses Malik Yoba's "speaking up" about his attraction to transwomen, Angelica Ross's (POSE) call for trans inclusion at the Black Girls Rock Awards, the Internet meltdown over a viral tweet about a woman who declined a coffee date, and Fantasia and her husband's thoughts on submission. Oh, and Kemba Smith and the time the ATF raided the house I was staying at for Spring Break.
September 6, 2019
Demi's back from her summer vacay in Ghana and catching up on all the shenanigans and new TV that she missed while she was gone, including Nicki Minaj's retirement, Kevin Hart's suspicious car accident, the return (and redemption?) of Nate Parker, Dave Chappelle's latest stand up, the latest episodes of Queen Sugar, Power and Greenleaf, and more!
September 6, 2019
Demi's back from her summer vacay in Ghana and catching up on all the shenanigans and new TV that she missed while she was gone, including Nicki Minaj's retirement, Kevin Hart's suspicious car accident, the return (and redemption?) of Nate Parker, Dave Chappelle's latest stand up, the latest episodes of Queen Sugar, Power and Greenleaf, and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 15, 2019
Demetria chats about Chris Cuomo being about that life and whether "Fredo" is equal to the N-word, Nova's redemption on Queen Sugar, Jay's Z's undefined collaboration with the NFL, Laz Alonso looking like a buffet on The Boys, the epic international vacays of the The Harveys and The Johnsons  (Magic) + friends, and a recap of the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale.
August 9, 2019
Demetria ponders who Trump could release from prison that would make her support him, why Black folks should be concerned about ICE, Lori Harvey and Diddy's confirmed "situation", the genius of Hobbs & Shaw, a review of the Black Lady Sketch Show and mourns the loss of Toni Morrison.
July 31, 2019
Demetria reflects on the shenanigans and hijinks of Antoine Fuqua and his mistress, Nicole Murphy; Lori Harvey allegedly dating a man old enough to be her Daddy ("Diddy") and why Cynthia Erivo deserves to be play Harriet Tubman in an upcoming biopic.  Thanks much to this week's sponsors, Daily Harvest, Audible, and Lola Feminine Products.
July 25, 2019
Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal? The Secret Lives of Black Women is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.
July 13, 2019
Demetria's back in LA (for a couple weeks) after a five-city escape that included ABFF and Essence Fest. She has pop-culture thoughts, many (!) on The Handmaid's Tale, Queen Sugar, A$AP Rocky's detainment in Sweden, Tyler Perry's speech at the BET Awards and The Serena Williams's piece of bare black ass on the cover of Harper's Baazar.  Also, thanks to this week's sponsors, Audible.com/respectable and DailyHarvest.com
June 22, 2019
Demetria is sick AF. During a rare 30 minutes where she can breathe thru her nose, she recounts the latest shenanigans in Belle-ville, including a trip to ABFF for a table read of her upcoming TV film, "Don't Waste Your Pretty", heading East for Father's Day and getting trapped in Maryland due to a head cold. There's more, including updates on Mama and Papa Belle, but that's the gist of it.  Many thanks to this week's sponsor, Audible.com/respectable.
June 13, 2019
Demetria muses on her new LA life as "Demi", an encounter with Not Suit, Suit, hunger pains in Hollywood, turning 40, Nova Bordelon's complete lack of boundaries, TMZ overstepping, and yeah, J and G.  Also, thanks to this week's sponsors, Audible.com/respectable and DailyHarvest.com
June 7, 2019
Demetria muses on the new season of The Handmaid's Tale (no spoilers and why Jharrel Jerome ("Korey Wise") deserves an Emmy, laughs at Lil Nas X upsetting racists and the loose animal who called a hotel desk attendant a f---ing n----r, and ponders who gets to be called "Auntie" and why so many people seem to think saying "no" or having boundaries is "mean".
May 30, 2019
Demetria takes reader requests for this week's topics. The result? She muses on Dionne Warwick's questionable statements about Beyonce', Jordyn Woods' first TV role on Grown-ish, Peter Gunz's 11th child, Trey Songz's baby boy, the new season of She's Gotta Have It, and how to make a transition from an old life to a new one.
May 23, 2019
Demetria chats with therapist Lisa Jones- Chandler about black women anxiety, the strong black woman archetype (healthy) tools to self-soothe and how to find a therapist.
May 16, 2019
Demetria and OmNoire Founder Christina Rice take the stage to discuss new beginnings, "a-ha moments", breaking cycles of dysfunction, and moving on from relationship drama/trauma. (Plus audience questions.)
May 9, 2019
Demetria pontificates on Steve and Marjorie divorce rumors, Jussie Smollet's explosion from Empire, John Singleton's passing, West Indian Archie aka the newest addition to the royal family, Billy Porter's Old Testament realness at the Met Gala, Georgia's new abortion law, and why everyone hates Ayesha Curry so damn much.
May 2, 2019
Demetria shares her predictions for the next episode of Game of Thrones, celebrates Idris Elba’s marriage, offers advice for oft-embattled Jordyn Woods, wonders about the Obamas new Netflix offerings and speaks to expert educators  Erica Buddington (Langston League) and Dr. Ivory Toldson (Howard University) about the curious new policies for parental attire at a Houston high school.
April 27, 2019
Demetria (finally) has a long overdue chat with one of her favorite writers and bestie-in-her-head, Damon Young, co-founder of Very Smart Brothas and author of "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker. Your favorite writer's favorite writers chat about Game of Thrones, gentrification, public transparency, short sentences, Michelle Williams, why Darius Lovehall is the ultimate fuccboi and (so, so, much) more....
April 18, 2019
Demetria muses on being homesick for the DMV, Nipsey Hussle's memorial service, Wendy Williams' divorce, Nortre Dame in flames (Paris is Burning!) , Marjorie Harvey: a Mood, a Moment, a Movement, and the electrifying epicness of Beyonce's Netflix doc.
April 17, 2019
Here’s a new podcast for you: Purple Panties is an erotic fiction story created by New York Times best-selling author Zane. On the outside Maddox, Loren and Stephanie go against the grain when it comes to sex. But as relationships shift and physical needs change, can they keep up with the facade? Follow them on their journey as they navigate their professional and personal lives. The sun isn’t the only thing hot in Atlanta… Listen to Purple Panties now: purplepantiespodcast.com
April 11, 2019
Demetria muses on her move to LA, visiting the Marathon Store and South Central LA, the curious theories of Dr. Sebi, Joe Biden's handsy behavior, weaponizing #MeToo, Kodak Black shooting his shot at Lauren London, and finally, what's going on with Black women's weight? Demetria asks food an cultural expert Dr. Psyche Williams Forson to, well, weigh in.
April 1, 2019
Demetria shares her thoughts on Nipsey Hussle's murder, noosing between Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut, the long overdue rock-doc about the best selling gospel album of all-time, the womp-womp of the Mueller Report, Jordan Peele refusing to center white men, Chris Rock dragging Jussie Smollett, Lizzo being fat and proud and sexy on the cover of Playboy and keeping Wendy Williams in our prayers.
March 21, 2019
Demetria chats with "Best friend in her head" The Unfit Christian about praying grandmothers, the Book of Luke, Bedside Baptist, John Gray and Jamal Bryant, Manifest Destiny, Re-imagining God, witchy Christians, "good" women, missing church and the "right way" to Luh God. Let the "blasphemy" begin!
March 17, 2019
Demetria's back! This week she's recapping her getaway at Leading Women Defined and catching up on (almost) everything she missed: , J.Lo + A.Rod's engagement, Cory Booker and his "boo" Rosario Dawson, R. Kelly's morning meltdown with Gayle King, that Michael Jackson documentary, Khloe Kardashian holding a child accountable for the wayward penis of her child's father and the mediocre white folks at the center of the college cheating scandal.
February 28, 2019
Demetria chats with Black Masculinity expert Dr. Jason Nichols about  fragile men, pick-me princesses, Billy Porter, weaponizing the Bible, Barack Obama, Fox News, the responsibility of black men to fix each other and SOOOOO MUCH MORE.
February 26, 2019
Demetria has a blackity black-black discussion with Rutgers Professor Melissa Valle in a meandering conversation about Blackness that includes black-fishing in pop culture (that means you Ariana Grande),the Frankenstein-ing of of black beauty and toasts to light-skin kids.
February 20, 2019
Demetria muses on how initial Jussie Smollett supporters should handle the fallout of his alleged hate crime hoax, examines the questionable Blackness of Kamala Harris (with the help of an an expert on race, Christina Douyon), fawns over Showtime's documentary on Teddy Pendergrass, clowns Floyd Mayweather for shopping at Gucci and dissects Steve Harvey's integrity in that ill-fated interview with Mo'Nique.
February 13, 2019
Demetria interviews a "Friend-in-Her Head" multimedia artist and cultural expert Kenya (Robinson) about the creation of privilege (including Demetria's inner Susan), embracing fear, why Blackface won't go away, rituals/symbols of White Power, and whitewashing Motown at the Grammys.
February 7, 2019
Demetria is inspired to dig deeper after reading "Well-Read Black Girl", examines the complete sh--t show of Virginia politics (as of 02.04.18), wonders why adult bed-wetting (non-medical or trauma related) isn't the dealbreaker it should be and reviews Netflix's Abducted in the Plain Sight, ie, the most alarming documentary everrrrrrrrrrr.
January 31, 2019
Demetria is distraught about Jussie Smollet's attack, ticked off at B. Smith's discretion-less husband, curious about the new (and damning) Michael Jackson documentary at Sundance, and tired of all the water about Kamala Harris.
January 24, 2019
Demetria unleashes about the Black 53%, the sexism of Cancel Culture, the supreme fuccboi-ness of Future, and along with a special guest (a pole dance instructor!) explains why City Girls and Cardi B's "Twerk" video is empowering and more respectable than ratchet (hear me out).
January 17, 2019
Demetria shares an internal conflict over Kamala Harris's alleged run for the Oval, muses on the best and worst of pop culture and politics, including the outcry from sensitive men over a harmless Gillette commercial, more (scandalous and NSFW) details from an R. Kelly survivor, and the ratchet divorce (and affair) of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos aka the wealthiest man in the world.
January 11, 2019
Demetria reviews the best selling book of 2018, "Becoming" by former First Lady Michelle Obama. Highlights include her (healthy) obsession with "Mom", a short soliloquy on why Barry Obama should never have been the poster boy for "potential", and the lessons about overcoming being an Angry Black Woman, asking for what you want, and becoming all the people who you are meant to be.
January 9, 2019
Author, life coach and cultural critic Demetria L. Lucas (finally) muses on pop culture, dating and relationships and her often hilarious misadventures in her much-awaited podcast, Ratchet & Respectable.
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