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October 6, 2019
Ep. 241: Natasha Díaz is a born and raised New Yorker, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.   She is both an author and screenwriter. Her scripts have placed as a quarterfinalist in the Austin Film Festival and a finalist for both the NALIP Diverse Women in Media Fellowship and the Sundance Episodic Story Lab. Her essays can be found in The Establishment and Huffington Post. Her first novel, Color Me In, was published by Delacorte Press/Random House in August, 20 2019. For more on Natasha, please visit her website at: http://natashaerikadiaz.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 29, 2019
Ep. 240: Staceyann Chin is a multiracial (Black and Chinese) Jamaican who immigrated to the United States in the 1990s.  She has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. She has performed at the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, in one-woman shows Off-Broadway, acted in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, and performed in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States and starred in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 22, 2019
Ep. 239: Ritu Chandra is a stand-up comedian. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she left home at 18 and has lived all over the United States since then. Never feeling like she fit in anywhere, she quickly realized humor was a way to get along with others.​​  Ritu currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, son and dog. She loves all three of them but never at the same time—someone is always in first place, usually the dog.  Her comedy is based on her life experiences, which continue to grow stranger by the day.  Ritu brings her sarcastic observations and relatable humor to such topics as motherhood, marriage, aging, suburban life and much more.  Ritu has been seen on NBC's The Today Show and heard on Compound Media's Burning Bridges and the Mornin!!! show.  She performs regularly at Stand Up NY (New York City), Gotham Comedy Club (New York City) and Stress Factory (New Brunswick, NJ).  She has also performed in at The Laugh Factory (Chicago, IL), The Set Up (San Francisco, CA) and Bonkerz Comedy Club (Maryland).  You can also hear her on the new hit podcast Why Bother? with Ritu and Ken.  For more on Ritu, please visit her website at: https://www.rituchandra.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and PublishingIntro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
September 15, 2019
Ep. 238: The original Obama, FAITH ADIELE is the author of The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide To Lady Problems and Meeting Faith: The Thai Forest of a Black Buddhist Nun, which won the PEN Open Book Award. She is also writer/narrator/subject of My Journey Home, a PBS documentary film about growing up Nordic-American and then traveling to Nigeria as an adult, co-editor of the international anthology Coming of Age Around the World, and senior editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. Named as one of Marie Claire’s “5 Women to Learn From” and educated at Harvard University, the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Adiele is Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at California College of the Arts and Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program faculty. A member of San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and The Ruby, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, runs African Book Club, and lectures around the world. She is completing Twins, an epic family memoir completing the story begun in the PBS film. Visit her at http://adiele.com and@meetingfaith. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 8, 2019
Ep. 237: Jill Barletti is a multicultural mom, who founded Snowflake Stories, a series of personalized books dedicated to addressing the realities and needs of children within multiracial and multicultural families. Listen as Jill describes how she became bilingual in Spanish, building her own multicultural family and how and why she founded Snowflake Stories. For more on Jill and Snowflake Stories, please check the website: https://www.snowflakestories.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 1, 2019
Ep. 236: Writer, performer and designer Deborah Gregory is the award-winning author of “The Cheetah Girls” novel series (Disney Publishing Worldwide). The 22-book series (16 books written by Deborah Gregory plus 6 movie tie-in books including “The Cheetah Girls Supa Star Scrapbook,” “Cheetah Girls 2 X0X0 Postcard Book” and “Cheetah Girls Cheetah Chatter: A Dictionary of Growl-licious Lingo”) is about five talented teens who form a singing group and make their dreams come true in the jiggy jungle. The Disney Channel original movie produced in conjunction with Whitney Houston, “The Cheetah Girls” –based on the book series–airs this summer and stars Raven Symone, Adrienne and Kiely from 3LW as well as Lynn Whitfield. Deborah Gregory serves as a co-producer on the film project. The soundtrack album will be available on Disney’s Hollywood Records. In 2001, the series was chosen at the Blackboard Children’s Book of the Year. Gregory is also an NABJ award-winning contributing writer for ESSENCE magazine since 1992. Her work has also appeared in VIBE, MORE, Heart & Soul, Entertainment Weekly, US magazines. Her pop culture column, THE DIVA DIARIES, appears in GRACE magazine, the national fashion and lifestyle “reality” publication targeted at multi-cultural women. She is currently writing an adult novel as well as developing a one-woman show “LEOPARD LIVES” –a coming of age story about a foster child growing up in the New York City foster care system of which Gregory is also a survivor. She has performed segments of her work-in-progress one-woman show at the Women of Color Festival, winning the festival’s Best Comedy Award for 2001; Dixon Place, Caroline’s Comedy Club and Solo Arts Festival. Ms. Gregory has also contributed to several books including, “Men of Color: Fashion, Mission, Fundamentals,” (Artisan Publishing); “Body and Soul, SoulStyle: Black Women Redefining the Color Fashion,” “Essence Total Makeover Book,” “50 Most Influential People.” She also contributed to photographer Marc Baptiste’s book of nudes, Beautiful” (Rizzoli/Universe Publishing) as well as posed for the famed fashion photographer. The pictures are provocative and include a host of celebrities who also posed nude including Stacey Dash, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, LisaRaye. 25 percent of the proceeds will go to photographer Mfon Essien’s breast cancer organization set up upon her untimely death. This year, Deborah Gregory also launched her company, CHEETAHRAMA, offering her original designs including hand-crafted decoupage art cases and hair accessories. CHEETAHRAMA mirror compacts, pillboxes, business card holders, cigarette cases and vanity cases which are sold at stores nationwide including the Studio Museum of Harlem gift shop. Ms. Gregory received her A.A.S. from Fashion Institute of TEchnology, then received a Bachelor of Science from Empire State University in 1986. She currently lives in New York City with her pooch Cappuccino who poses as the Cheetah Girls mascot Toto. For more on her, please see: http://www.cheetahrama.com/bio/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 25, 2019
Ep. 235: Rorri Geller-Mohamed created U Power Change for families who are navigating some super challenging stuff.  She used her professional background as a therapist to develop U Power Change but raising a multiracial family is also very personal to her. Having grown up in a multiracial family that was formed through adoption when her Mexican-American brother joined her family and now as a white mom raising children in a multiracial, multicultural, and multifaith family, after marrying her husband who is Guyanese, she is extremely passionate about helping our children to feel supported in their identity and thrive. Professionally, she's been doing this work for over 15 years with youth, parents, and families in a variety of school, community, and clinical settings. For her, it always goes beyond just working with families, as she sees it as a necessity to advocate for racial and social justice often by working with leadership and organizations to create systemic change.  Her dream is that the next generation can thrive in a safe, equitable, and inclusive world. As a white person, she also believes it is part of her responsibility to reach out, support, and organize to bring more white people into anti-racism and racial equity work. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University and have post graduate training in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute. For more on Rorri, please visit - https://upowerchange.com/about/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 18, 2019
Ep. 234: Dr. Rainier Spencer is a leading scholar of critical mixed-race theory. He has authored three books (Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix, Lynne Rienner, 2011; Challenging Multiracial Identity, Lynne Rienner, 2006; and Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States, Westview, 1999), as well as numerous anthology chapters in this field of study. He has been interviewed by and has provided commentary for the New York Times, has appeared on both American and Canadian television to discuss mixed-race identity, and is a featured speaker in the documentary film Multiracial Identity (Abacus Productions, 2010). He is the founder and director of the Afro-American Studies Program at UNLV. Dr. Spencer’s interdisciplinary teaching interests include Afro-American history and popular culture, American slavery, philosophies of racism and racial intolerance, Afro-American literature, and mixed-race identity. For more on Dr. Spencer, please see: https://www.unlv.edu/people/rainier-spencer For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 11, 2019
Ep. 233: Susan Graham is the White mother of two biracial children whose father is Black.  She is also the author of Born Biracial: How One Mother Took on Race in America.  It is the true story of how she brought an invisible population to the forefront and started the multiracial movement. She started a simple advocacy group and turned it into a national civil rights movement. Along the way, her personal life was suffering. The emotional story of her marriage to a CNN News anchor, being a mother to biracial children, divorce, and remarriage are interwoven in her life’s story. This is the one story every interracial family should read. Susan is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial children, multiracial adults, and their families primarily through multiracial education and community awareness. It does not advocate for racial classifications, but is committed to the appropriate inclusion of multiracial people on any forms that require racial identification. It supports policies that make a positive impact on people of multiracial heritage at local, state, and national levels. Listen as Susan talks to Alex about Multiracial identity, the 2020 census, bone marrow donor registry, and her new book. For more on Susan and Project RACE, please visit the website: http://www.projectrace.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 4, 2019
Ep. 232: Tanya Katerí Hernández, is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The Science of Implicit Bias and the Law: New Pathways to Social Justice, and Trusts & Wills. She received her A.B. from Brown University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Note Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  Professor Hernández, is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar who has visited at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad.  She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; a Faculty Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and as a Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Professor Hernández is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the American Law Institute, and the Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación.  Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of its annual 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Professor Hernández serves on the editorial boards of the Revista Brasileira de Direito e Justiça/Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice, and the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave-Macmillian Press.  Professor Hernández’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in numerous university law reviews like Cornell, Harvard, N.Y.U., U.C. Berkeley, Yale and in news outlets like the New York Times, among other publications including her books Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response (including Spanish and Portuguese translation editions) and Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Law: Racial Discrimination.  Her most recent publication is the book Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination   https://multiracialsandcivilrights.wordpress.com/.    For more on Professor Hernandez or to view her c.v., please see: https://www.fordham.edu/info/23144/tanya_hernandez   For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 28, 2019
  Ep. 231: Spirit Tawfiq is a self-proclaimed "Social Justice Passionista" and storyteller dedicated to serving as a bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful freedom train engineered by the courageous and passionate young people of today. Spirit was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. after high school. Her father is white and mother is black. They met in college in Illinois in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and left the U.S. in opposition to the Vietnam War.  Growing up in Canada, Spirit was unaware that her own mother Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the U.S.  Upon learning her mother's story, she became invigorated and dedicated to keep this powerful story alive and serve as an intergenerational bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and courageous young people today.  She recently launched her own podcast, Roots of the Spirit - a platform to have honest conversations about identity, "race," racism and social justice.  Listen as Spirit describes her mother's unique place in history and Spirit's own efforts to pass on the baton of the fight for civil rights and social justice. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 21, 2019
Ep. 230: In this episode, Alex speak with Professor G. Reginald Daniel, Ph.D.  Professor Daniel is a Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Affiliated Faculty, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Asian American Studies, and History. Since 1989, he has taught “Betwixt and Between,” which is one of the first and longest-standing university courses to deal specifically with the question of multiracial identity comparing the U.S. with various parts of the world. He has published numerous articles and chapters that cover this topic. His chapters “Passers and Pluralists: Subverting the Racial Divide” and “Beyond Black and White: The New Multiracial Consciousness” appeared in Racially Mixed People in America (1992) edited by Maria P. P. Root, which was the first comprehensive examination of multiracial identity in the United States. His books entitled More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order (2002) and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? (2006), and Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist (2012) are a culmination of much of his thinking on the relationship between social structure and racial formation—especially multiracial identities. He is also co-editor of Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union (2014) to which he contributed a chapter titled “Race and Multiraciality: From Barack Obama to Trayvon Martin.” In addition, he is a co-founding editor and Editor in Chief of the newly launched Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies (JCMRS). On June 16, 2012, he received the Loving Prize at the 5th Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles. Established in 2008, the prize is a commemoration of the June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision that removed the last laws prohibiting racial intermarriage. It is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers, and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the mixed racial and cultural experience. National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” interviewed him where he discussed his teaching on multiraciality and the significance of the Loving Prize. Finally, he is a former member of the advisory boards of AMEA (Association of MultiEthnic Americans), the Mixed Heritage Center of MAVIN Foundation, and Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally). These are among the most prominent organizations involved in bring about changes in the collection of official racial and ethnic data, as in the decennial census, which makes it possible for multiracial-identified individuals to acknowledge their various backgrounds. His own multiracial identity includes African, European, Asian, Arab, and Native American origins. For more on Professor Daniel, please see his bio and his curriculum vitae. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 14, 2019
Ep. 229: John Vercher is a writer currently living in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountainview Master of Fine Arts program. His fiction has appeared on Akashic Books’ flash fiction features Mondays are Murder and Fri-SciFi. He is a contributing writer for Cognoscenti, the thoughts and opinions page of WBUR Boston. Two of his essays published there on race, identity, and parenting were picked up by NPR, and he has appeared on WBUR’s Weekend Edition. His non-fiction work has also appeared in Entropy Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @jverch75 and Instagram at johnvercher75. In this episode of the podcast, John speaks with Alex about his own biracial experience, how he is handling and preparing to handle his sons' multiracial experiences, and about representing the multiracial experience through fiction, including in his debut novel, Three Fifths. For more on John, check out his website at: https://www.johnvercherauthor.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 7, 2019
Ep. 228: On this week's podcast, we speak with dancer/choreographer-turned-author, Patricia Hruby Powell about her children's books concerning folktales, multicultural, and multiracial themes, and which highlight of heroines of the culture.  In particular we speak with her about her book Loving vs. Virginia. Her books are intended to inform, educate, and excite, and they do all that. For more about Patricia and her works, please visit her website at: https://talesforallages.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 30, 2019
Ep.227: Lichelli Lazar-Lea is a Multiracial, British, Afro-Trinidadian filmmaker, writer, producer and storyteller.  Listen as she describes her search for identity, reconnecting with her father in Trinidad, and how she weaves her Multiracial experience into her professional works. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 23, 2019
Ep. 226: Alex Carabano is restaurateur and comedian, who is originally from Brooklyn and who has roots in Colombia.  This week, he talks to us about introducing Latin vegan cuisine to the World at large at his restaurant V-Spot and about representing his ethnicity and vegan culture onstage. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 16, 2019
Ep. 225: Whitney Yang, the second child of Debra (white of European descent) and Philip (Asian of Chinese descent), an interracial couple who met and married in the Untied States in 1974.  Whitney was born in Hong Kong while her parents both worked for the United States government. She feels extremely fortunate to have grown up immersed in Chinese culture and to have attended international schools with peers of diverse backgrounds. Whitney loves being mixed and strongly identifies with her Chinese/Asian heritage. She admits that she feels most comfortable and free from judgement with other mixed race people who share her experiences.  But Whitney also recalls the challenges she faced as a child and adolescent — teachers who couldn’t pronounce her Chinese name, conflicting messages from people in her environment about Chinese culture and people, racist jokes and comments made at her expense, and the constant feeling of being an outsider.  Despite her international upbringing, Whitney has lived thirty years regularly being asked questions like, “what are you?,” “where are you from?,” and “what’s your heritage?”. She never knows quite how to answer in a way that makes her feel whole without being disbelieved or rejected (as she has been, many, many times). Mixed (Me)dia grew out of Whitney’s graduate studies research into everyday forms of political resistance, media representations of people of color, mixed race identity formation, and child development. Mixed (Me)dia is an online resource center for mixed race* children and adults, parents and educators of mixed race children, and anyone who is interested in understanding what it’s like to be mixed race in the United States. For more about Mixed (Me)dia or Whitney, please visit her website: https://wearemixed.org/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 9, 2019
Ep. 224: Ken Tanabe is a multiracial (Japanese and Belgian) designer, animator, and art director who works in motion, identity, print, experience design, and interactive media. He also is the creator of LovingDay.org - which celebrates and commemorates the landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which prohibited laws outlawing interracial marriage, and celebrated Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple that vindicated. Listen to this re-broadcast of an earlier interview in which Ken tells Alex about his parents' interracial marriage, about growing up multiracial, and about the impetus behind his creation of LovingDay.org and his hopes for the growth of Loving Day as a national day of remembrance. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 2, 2019
Ep. 223: With 20+ years of experience as an award-winning journalist and author, Dr. Kristal Brent Zook has skills in reporting, writing, editing, teaching, public speaking, and media analysis. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The LA Weekly, The Village Voice, and many other outlets. Dr. Zook has also worked as a producer and on-air commentator for National Public Radio, and she continues to appear periodically as an on-air commentator providing analysis of media, social justice issues, and politics for NPR, CNN, BET, Fox, TV-One, MTV, and MSNBC. Her expertise is at the intersections of journalism, cultural reporting, race, gender, and media studies. Dr. Zook has served most recently as a mentor for the Op-Ed Project in New York, and a judge for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and The New York Press Club Awards. In 2013, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Alicia Patterson Foundation in Washington DC.  Dr. Zook is the founder of the #ImNotAlone movement, which provides on social media an informational platform about the multiracial experience.  For more on Dr. Zook, please visit her website: http://kristalbrentzook.com/about/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 26, 2019
Ep. 222: In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Vanessa Bell.  Vanessa is a Latina of Cuban ancestry, raised in Los Angeles.  She is married to a Black man and has two biracial kids.  She also is the creator of desumama.com (http://www.desumama.com/) a multiracial motherhood website, dedicated to exploring issues of concern to multiracial families. Listen, as as Alex speaks with Vanessa about her journey. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 19, 2019
Ep. 221: Brenda Straka is multiracial.  She's also a doctoral candidate in Duke University's Psychology & Neuroscience Department, where she is researching social pain as it relates to intergroup interactions and behaviors. For example, how does social pain impact cross-group experiences and how can we mitigate the social pain many experience when facing prejudice and discrimination? Furthermore, she wants to extend existing research regarding cross-race interactions to multiracial groups to investigate the mixed-Latino experience. Check out this fascinating conversation! For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 12, 2019
Ep. 220: Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian, writer, and podcaster. Atheer's comedy draws from her personal experience growing up as a Palestinian-Muslim in Alabama. She came to the city with high hopes of making it in a respectable career, but found herself in comedy instead. She makes her traditional Arab mother proud by standing in front of complete strangers and talking about her mismatched upbringing, her misadventures in the big city, and the psychological baggage both entail. Atheer hopes to make you laugh, or at the very least, redefine what audiences think when they hear "Arab" and "bomb" in the same sentence. Inspired by everything from Lucille Ball to Dave Chappelle, Atheer wants to bring her unique perspective to the larger comedy world in the vain hopes that someone out there can prescribe her the right pills to make it all better. Atheer has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, which aired on AXSTV and recently taped a half-hour special for Comedy Central Arabia. She is also a writer on The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian and Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian, which aired on BRICTV. She co-hosts The No Fly List Podcast and has also been featured in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Toronto's SheDot Festival, The New York Arab American Comedy Festival, The Big Brown Comedy Hour, and 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival. For more on Atheer, check out her website at: http://www.atheeryacoub.com/about.html For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 5, 2019
Ep. 219: In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Rae Dawn Chong. Born in Canada, Rae Dawn Chong is a multiracial (Black, Chinese, Irish, and Native American) actress who's had a fantastic career and fascinating life.  She's been in such notable movies as The Color Purple, Quest for Fire, American Flyers, and Commando. She's also had interesting experiences as the daughter of musician/comedian, Tommy Chong, spending her childhood in Detroit and Los Angeles, getting to meet musical giants like Bobby Taylor, the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and many, many others, and experiencing the Detroit riots of 1968.  Listen as Rae chats with Alex about her upbringing, her love of music and acting, her acting career, and on the very real impact that race and discrimination still play in the world of entertainment.  Her take on the multiracial experience and on race and racism in the world of film is intriguing and thought-provoking and not to be missed.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 28, 2019
Ep. 218: J-L Cauvin is a former criminal prosecutor-turned-comedian.  He also is a Multiracial man with Irish and Haitian roots.  As a result, he has a keen eye for race, racial dynamics, and racism in the criminal justice system, in the entertainment world, and in life.  Also, after almost two decades as a comic, J-L has become very adept at addressing race, politics and other "hot button" topics onstage. J-L has been featured on The Late Late Show, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, ESPN’s The Dan Lebatard Show and is a regular on The Adam Carolla Show. And, he travels the country performing in America’s most prestigious (and non-prestigious) comedy clubs. He has made a name for himself within comedy for his blog which offers a one-of-a-kind insider honesty about the business and his sketch/impression videos.  J-L’s act is incredibly diverse and has led to six stand up albums: 2006′s Racial Chameleon, 2008′s Diamond Maker, 2012′s Too Big To Fail and 2013′s Keep My Enemies Closer, 2016’s Israeli Tortoise, which hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart, and 2019's Thots & Prayers. He also released 2017’s Fireside Craps, an entire album as Donald Trump which hit #3 on the iTunes comedy chart. For more on J-L, check out his website at: http://jlcauvin.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 21, 2019
Ep. 217: Jennifer Acker is founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Common. Her short stories, translations, and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Guernica, n+1, Ploughshares, The Journal, The Literary Review, Ascent, Sonora Review, Harper’s, The Millions, The New Inquiry, and Publishers Weekly, among other places. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and she teaches literature, creative writing, and editing at Amherst College.   Her debut novel, The Limits of the World, is now available, and she sits down with us to talk about the novel and about her own writing journey and her own Multiracial family. For more on Jennifer, please visit her website at: https://jenniferacker.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
April 14, 2019
Ep. 216:  In this episode, we replay one of our favorite episodes, an interview with Jen Chancellor and Shadana Hurd. Jen Chancellor and Shadana Hurd are a same-sex, married, multiracial couple with a teenage daughter.  They're also former proffesional women's football players.  On this episode of the Multiracial Family Man, they talk about their experiences as gay people, how they met, the story of how they got married, and the range of issues they face as a same-sex multiracial family, including how they are addressing the dating life of their heterosexual teenage daughter.  They also provide an eye-opening account of their lives as proffesional female football players. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 7, 2019
Ep. 215: Cory Jarvis is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer living in New York City. He performs nightly at comedy clubs, as well as independent shows, all over the city. Cory has appeared on the Travel Channel, AXS TV, Funny or Die, and in a national Diet Coke commercial. His writing has been featured on EpicThings.com, Best Week Ever creator’s App “This Just In,” and Metropolis Magazine. His story about starting comedy in Tokyo was featured in Reader’s Digest, and he recently wrote and directed a comedic short movie about the people who dress as characters in Times Square. He was selected by the Writer’s Guild of America for an exclusive yearlong writer’s fellowship which will culminate in him pitching the screenplay and sitcom he’s working on. He was also named one of GoodDeedSeats.com’s top 40 up-and-coming comedians, and was selected to headline world famous Caroline’s Comedy Club. Most recently he released his debut comedy album (you can get it here: Buy the ALBUM. Cory’s comedy festival credits include the Laughing Devil Festival (2014), New York Comedy Festival (2013, 2014) Hoboken Comedy Festival (2014, 2015), and Laughing Skull Festival (2016). He also is an Air Force Veteran, lover of all things burrito, dance master never, and a rabid Sci-Fi dork. Cory is also part of a multiracial family.  His wife is Japanese, and he and his wife are parents to one child and expecting another.  So, listen as Cory talks about the Multiracial, Multicultural family life they are living. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 31, 2019
Ep. 214: Meghana Indurti immigrated to the United States with her folks when she was just 8 years old.  Listen as she describes her own immigrant experience and how that has evolved and changed in a post -9/11 world and in an environment when immigration is a hot-button issue.  And, listen as she talks about how she weaves her immigration experience into her material onstage. For more on Meg, check out her website: http://www.megindurti.com/about-1 For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 24, 2019
Ep. 213: Brian Jian is a very talented guy.  A son of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Brian grew up as an only child who loved trading "friendly" taunts with his buddies.  When he found that comedians from Colin Quinn's "Tough Crowd" were doing just that, Brian knew he had to be part of that crowd.  And, thus, a career in comedy was born.  But, Brian is not just a hilarious comedian, he's a gifted illustrator, who has been drawing since his earliest years, and he has now issued a graphic novel called Broken Toys, Extraordinary Machines.  It's a must buy, that blends his interest in Chinese culture, martial arts, and fantasy with his interest in melding cultures.  And, also, you need to check out his cartoon Bruce and Bruce Show (available on Instagram) that imagines what would happen if Bruce Lee and Bruce Banner (the Hulk's alter ego) were roommates. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 17, 2019
Ep. 212: Christian Polanco grew up in New York City, the son of Dominican immigrants.  Now a comedian, he has become the co-host of The Cooligans Comedy Soccer Podcast.  Along with his co-host, Alex Guerreros, Christian wants to bring laughter to the beautiful game. Soccer is a growing sport in America and the goal of the Cooligans is to show that American footy fans are not like any other in the world. For more on The Cooligans, check out: http://www.soccercooligans.com/about/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 10, 2019
Ep. 211: Akash Bhasin is a funny guy. He's a Second-Generation, Indian-American who learned early in life how to use wit and humor to his advantage. Akash has entertained crowds in China, India and now the United States. His unique wit and no holds barred sense of humor has helped him garner a fan a fan base across the globe. Akash has been featured in the second season of the critically acclaimed series “Its A Chucked Up Life.” He can also been seen in a number of on line sketches with the acclaimed Cult Comedy Picture Show. Many of their sketches have been featured on CNN and the Huffington Post. Akash recieved 1st place in the Catch a Rising Star competition & 2nd place in Gilda’s Laugh off competition. No matter what country he's in Akash's honest and hilarious perspective on life, cultures and religion keep audiences wanting more. Listen as Akash talks about his parents' immigration story, Indian culture, and how he hopes to imbue his daughter with a deep and abiding love of their Indian heritage. For more on Akash, check him out on Instagram at: @akashistrouble For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 3, 2019
Ep. 210: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, we speak with comedian, writer, and performer DC Benny about his childhood in DC, his multicultural heritage, his interracial marriage, and changing sensibilities in society about what audiences find funny or objectionable.   In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. Benny’s unusual style of telling autobiographical stories, inhabited by original characters has been sharpened for almost thirty years as a performer. His personal essays, stories, and articles have been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Observer, Narratively, and Heeb Magazine. Benny’s diverse fan base know him from a wide range of appearances; his “White Boy Rips The Apollo” clip with almost ten million views, his Comedy Central Presents, one the of the network’s highest-rated half-hour specials, as a top eight finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, his role as Caesar in John Singleton’s feature film “Illegal Tender”, as “Chaz” on the soap opera “As The World Turns”, and national commercials for Verizon, Dell, Volkswagon, Wendy’s, AIG, as well as the Budweiser “How You Doin’?” superbowl spots campaign. His weekly comedic story-telling show, Urban Myth, became an underground staple, where performers such as Dave Chappelle, Robert Kelley, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Norton, Jay Oakerson, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, and SNL’s Dean Edwards would tell their true, funny, stories, to a packed house at The Zinc, a downtown New York jazz bar. Currently, Benny co-hosts the story-telling podcast “Tall But True” with his friend, Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey, where guests like Ray Romano, Dom Irrera, Colin Quinn, Adam Ferrara, Artie Lange, and Bill Burr share funny stories and talk smack. Benny lives in Brooklyn where he fiddles around with old Land Rovers when he is supposed to be helping his wife run her natural skincare business. He has a dog named Grits and two cats who prefer that he not share their personal information in this bio. For more on Benny, please visit his website at: http://www.dcbenny.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 24, 2019
Ep. 209: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, speaking about the Haitian immigrant experience and representing that onstage, in essays, and on film with Haitian comedian, writer and filmmaker, Tanael Joachim. Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian who has made appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and on Good Day New York on FOX. He is based in New York City but was born and raised in Haiti. Tanael has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style and he jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti and America. Some people say his humor is smart and eye-opening; he would probably agree with these people. Tanael performs regularly at some of the best clubs in New York, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, to name a few and the best alternative shows, such as Comedy at The Knitting Factory and Night Train at Littlefield. He's been a featured performer at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. He's also performed at the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, the Underground Festival in Washington D.C and was one of the 8 finalists in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2016. He's also an Op-Ed contributor for The New York Times Tanael wants to tell jokes for a long time and be great at it. Because he really cares about that. And, he wants you to come along for the journey. For more about TJ, please see his website: https://www.tanaeljoachim.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 17, 2019
Ep. 208: Russian-born Vicky Kuperman has performed nationwide for over a decade and was named one of Huffington Post’s new comedians to watch. Her comedy albums “When I Could Feel” and “All Good!” are in regular rotation on SiriusXM, and her book “How to Spy on Your Neighbor” was top 10 in political-humor on Amazon.  She just recorded her third album for Audible’s Comedy Label “Rooftop Comedy,” a collaboration with comics Joe DeVito and Kyle Ocasio, to be released fall of 2018. Vicky is a regular panelist on John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything” and has appeared on Nickmom TV. Her episode of the “Maxim Comedy Showcase” has the most views of any in the series. In her comedy, she talks about everything from her Russian Family, World Travel, and marrying a younger guy, to her favorite topic: dogs. She just got back from a three-week military tour for Armed Forces Entertainment. She entertained troops on 15 military bases and five countries across Europe and it was one of the greatest honors of her life. She recently co-starred in The Vagina Monologues at The Aventura Art & Culture Center, The Boca Blackbox and Westside Comedy Club with Vanessa Hollingshead, Stacey Prussman, Nicky Sunshine, Christine Barclay and Gina Savage. Listen as Vicky talks to Alex about her immigrant experience and about how her work is filtered through that experience. For more on Vicky, please visit: http://vickykuperman.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 10, 2019
Ep. 207: Dancer-turned-comedian and multiracial family mom, Kyle Ocasio, has had a fascinating multiracial and multicultural Latino experience.  Born and raised in the Midwest (Cleveland), she has a mom who has roots in Central/Eastern Europe, and a dad from Venezuela.  And, she's had the ability to compare and contrast her Midwestern upbringing with Latino experience elsewhere in the World, having lived in New York now for years and having lived in Argentina for several years as an adolescent.  So, take a listen, as Kyle describes the multicultural Latino experience, as well as her fondness for Puerto Rican cuisine and culture, for travel, for comedy, and, most of all, for her family. For more on Kyle, please visit her website at: https://www.kyleocasio.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 3, 2019
Ep. 206: Ian Lara is just a regular Dominican kid from Queens, New York. Youngest of five and born to immigrant parents since a young age being funny became a way of life. He started comedy right after college after being told by some really successful lawyers that he should skip going to law school because it was a waste of time. He has loved every second since. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he's on the road at a club or college near you. He’s is the host of the “OUT OF TUNE” music gameshow, featured in “Variety” and “Cosmopolitan”, and this year he taped a set for “Comedy Central Stand up Featuring Ian Lara”. Ian Lara might become a household name but his real dream is to one day get big enough where he can wear those big cowboy hats Pharrell wears to awards shows. Listen as Ian talks to Alex about his journey into comedy, and his own Afro-Latino experience. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 27, 2019
Ep. 205: New York City comedian Oscar Collazos originally hails from Cali, Colombia. He immigrated to the United States at age 7 and spent his childhood in Miami, Florida. For the last 15 years, he has traveled the world showcasing his unique humor, and he has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio and appeared in movies, television, and in ESPN and Comedy Central commercials.  You can find Oscar and all his social media channels on his website: http://oscarcollazos.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 20, 2019
Ep. 204: Thomas Lopez was born and raised in Southern California.  His roots are Mexican American and German-Polish.  As a multiracial Latino, Thomas is keenly aware of the issues confront multiracial people and multiracial Latinos, in particular.  And, Thomas has acted on this awareness.  He has been a very active member of Multiracial Americans of Southern California ("MASC") for more than fifteen years and is a past president of the organization. And, as a long-time board member he has also organized conferences, a mini-film festival, and diversity training workshops.  In addition, he is the Founder and Director of Latinas and Latinos of Mixed Ancestry (LOMA).  And, as a long-time board member he has also organized conferences, a mini-film festival, and diversity training workshops.   Take a listen as Thomas talks about his life, his work, MASC, LOMA and being a Multiracial Latino. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 13, 2019
Ep. 203: Krystal Kamenides and Mark Anthony Ramirez are the paradigm of the Multiracial Community. Both are Multiracial and together they are a Multiracial couple.  As such, and because they are comics, they have a very interesting and unique perspective on race, racism, and the role of Multiracial people in fostering dialogue and action on issues of bias, racism, discrimination and prejudice.  And, they've both been on this podcast before separately - (Mark) & (Krystal) and together (Mark & Krystal) Now, they're embarking upon a new project - a travel and food show entitled Mark & Krystal Love To Eat, in which they will travel the country checking out new eateries and connecting with people over a meal and shared culinary habits.  With their multicultural and multiracial backgrounds, their hilarious wits, and their great charm and charisma, the show is sure to be a huge hit.  So take a listen as they talk about how they came up with this idea and their goals and aspirations for it. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 6, 2019
Ep. 202: Allyson Moore has had some journey.  She came to the U.S. from Trinidad at the age of 8.  When she headed off to college, she had dreams of a career as a doctor, but diverted onto a path in fashion.  And, after more than 20 years as a high-level sales executive in the world of couture fashion, working for some of the biggest "name" houses in the World, she has created her own brand -  The Curated Eye, where she hopes to showcase for the World, the brands and designers who don't ordinarily or otherwise get seen or heard.  And as an immigrant and a woman of color, Allyson knows a thing or two about feeling disenfranchised and going unseen or unheard. For more about Allyson and her brand, please visit https://www.instagram.com/thecuratedeye.ny/ on instagram. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 30, 2018
Ep. 201: Author Alison Hart studied theater at Tisch School of The Arts, New York University (B.F.A.), and education at Saint Mary’s College (M.A.) and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies herself as a mixed race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish and English woman of many colors.   A Black Box Theater produced her play, Mother Daughter Dance, in San Francisco in 1995.  Her poems are published in: Voices of Identity, Rage and Deliverance, by No Press at UC Berkeley, Lincoln by Lincoln, The Cottage Press, and featured on KALX radio in Berkeley (1992), Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, Scarlet Tanager Books (2015).  Other works include short stories in Writing For Our Lives by Running Deer Press. Maggie Seritzer featured her short story New York Compromise, on KPFA radio (1993).   Alison was a featured reader at the following venues: The First Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles, 2008, Works/San Jose’ Art and Performance Center in San Jose, 2013 and Brown Poets Reading at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore in Oakland, 2014.   She launched her book of poetry temp words, at Books Inc, in Alameda, CA, published by Cosmo Press, (2015). Alison's novel based on her family history Mostly White  will be released this fall by Torrey House Press, https://www.torreyhouse.org/mostly-white  Alison is an advocate of MISSSEY a non-profit organization dedicated to end the sexual exploitation of children. For more information go to www.misssey.org For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 23, 2018
Ep. 200: Jennifer Noble, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pasadena City College.  She's also on multiracial, African-American, and Tamil Sri Lankan, who is on the board of MASC (Multiracial Americans of Southern California). On this episode Dr. Jenn talks about her own background and about the psychology of parenting multiracial children.  Don't miss it. And, for more on Dr. Jenn, please visit: http://drjennpsych.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 16, 2018
Ep. 199: Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura Gainor grew up immersed in Seattle’s arts and cultural scene since birth, and now works in administration for Seattle Opera, as an independent dance artist, and as an activist with the Japanese American Citizens League. She identifies as Asian American, and culturally, as Japanese American; while also fully owning and embracing being of Japanese, Filipino, Spanish and Irish American heritage. As a member of a mixed family, she is married to a white musician and they have a 1-year-old daughter Kiyomi (whom they assume identifies as female and as Mixed Race). Gabrielle’s most recent dance work, “Farewell Shikata ga nai” combines live theater, dance and taiko drumming to tell the story of how her family and community were forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II. This piece will be touring local Seattle schools in May 2019. Gabrielle is in the very early phases of planning a conference for Mixed Race Asians with the Japanese American Citizens League, which will be focused on anti-racism work, community building, and sharing our mixed stories through art and performance. Gabrielle holds degrees in journalism and dance from Western Washington University. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 9, 2018
Ep. 198: In this episode, we replay our conversation with Eartha Kitt's daughter, Kitt Shapiro, and listen as she tells us about growing up multiracial with an internationally famous multiracial mother and about maintaining her mother's legacy. Kitt is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/). Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother's legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work with the Colon Cancer Alliance (Eartha Kitt passed away from Colon Cancer in 2008). For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 2, 2018
Ep. 197: In this re-broadcast of episode 144, Alex talks to Karith Foster, stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, actress, author and entrepreneur. Karith is "one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City" according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Karith stepped onto the comedy scene in New York City in 1998 where she has since risen to the top of her game as a national headliner and became well known for being Don Imus’ sidekick on his nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning radio show on WABC Radio. Her equally successful speaking career of keynotes and presentations has had her wowing audiences inclusive of colleges and universities including her alma mater- Stephens College, The Woodhull Institute, and Tony Robbin’s NY Powerteam, and Own it Venture's Women's Business Expo. Karith has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Today Show and Last Comic Standing, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, Awesomely Bad…and Black to the Future series. You may have also seen her on BET, BRAVO, and The Travel and Fine Living Channels. Her greatest triumphs include performing on Showtime at the Apollo (getting applause, not boos), doing live audience warm-up for the Oprah Winfrey Show and later as a guest on Oprah. Her comedy CD “Karith Foster: Straight Outta Plano is currently in rotation on Sirius/XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel. Recently, Karith created the Foster Russell Family Foundation (http://www.karith.com/foster-russell-family-foundation.html)where they aim to encourage and inspire free speech and expression, nurture social change and foster ideas of social justice and empowerment through our range of educational and mentorship programs. It is their mission to provide programming and materials that unite families, communities and humanity. Their Our core belief is that inclusion; integrity and an unwavering focus on our humanity are the keys to unlocking human potential. Listen as Karith describes this very important work. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 25, 2018
Ep. 196: This week on the Multiracial Family Man, we speak with private equity analyst, Ethan Danial, about his work in Puerto Rico and investing in rebuilding the island.  It's a great primer on private equity investing and on the opportunities for growth and investment on Puerto Rico as it rebuilds from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 18, 2018
Ep. 195: Monique Fields is the author of Honeysmoke, a new picture book about a biracial girl who discovers her color. Monique is the mother of two biracial girls who inspired her to write the book when they started asking questions about their racial identity. Her essays about race and identity have appeared on air, in print, and online, including NPR’s All Things Considered, Ebony magazine, and TheRoot.com. Monique is the founder and editor of Honeysmoke.com, a site for parents raising multiracial children. Honeysmoke will be released by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in January 2019. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
November 11, 2018
Ep. 194: Christelyn Karazin is the author of the multiracial dating book, Swirling (http://www.amazon.com/Swirling-Relate-Mixing-Culture-Creed/dp/1451625855) and the founder/creator of the multiracial dating website: Beyond Black & White (www.beyondblackwhite.com).  She's also the creator of the Pink Pill program, which is devoted to helping Black women navigate social interactions.  Listen as Christelyn discusses the creation of Beyond Black & White and the Pink Pill as well as the growth and development of the Multiracial Community.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 4, 2018
Ep. 193: Jen Curry is a Puerto Rican, Jewish person, who grew up in Queens, NY.  But, her mixed and Multiracial experience does not end with her own lineage, for she is now married to a White man and has a Multiracial child (a daughter) of her own. Motivated by her own life experiences, Jen created MiXD Life -- a community for people in multi-racial, -ethnic, and -national families. MiXD Life is a place for the 9 million biracial Americans, the 3 million transracial adoption families, the 17 million families with at least one foreign born parent, the unknown millions of multi-ethnic families (how do we not have data on this?), and everyone else who wants to celebrate the beautiful diversity among their loved ones. Listen as Jen tells her story and the story of the creation of MiXD Life. For more on MiXD Life, go to: https://www.mixdlife.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 28, 2018
Ep. 192: This is a rebroadcast of episode 141 -- In Episode 141 (and again in this episode) we speak with Professor Ronald E. Hall.  He is an expert on the issues of: Intraracial Racism; Bleaching Syndrome; Black/White conflict Organizational issues; and Race Relations & Diversity.  He has traveled the World and extensively chronicled the pernicious and insidious effects of "colorism" which he explains on the podcast.  You don't want to miss it. To learn more about Professor Hall, please check out his bio and curriculum vitae at: https://socialwork.msu.edu/About-Us/Faculty-Staff/Ronald-E-Hall And, to connect with him on social media, please go to: https://twitter.com/TheSkinColorDr For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
October 21, 2018
Ep. 191: LaTice Mitchell Klapa is a hilarious comic, a Black woman, and a mother in a multiracial and blended family. She was born and raised in the white suburbs of South Jersey and has turned that into comedy. Her conversational style makes you feel like you’re in her living room laughing about interracial marriage, being a parent, and her day-to-day encounters. LaTice will pull you right into her world the minute she steps on stage, with her zest for life and positive energy.  She has crowds laughing out loud until she says good night. LaTice appeared on ABC's The View for their "Hilarious Housewives" how funny are you? She was chosen to perform in NYC's SHE DEVIL comedy festival. She's performed in Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Comedy twice as one of the TOP 101 comedians in the country. She was accepted into the Black Comedy Festival in Portland Oregon, the Oak City Comedy Festival in Raleigh North Carolina and will be going to the Comics Rock Convention as a featured comedian in L.A, LaTice has been seen on the Dr. Oz show and the Betheny Show, Comedy Time TV and Laffin' Matterz TV show in NYC.  She has opened for some of comedy’s top headliners including Sasheer Zamata, Tony Rock, Jessica Kirson, and Buddy Fitzpatrick, just to name a few. Check out her conversation with Alex this week, as they discuss feminism, race and racism, and the challenge of parenting in a Multiracial family in today's political climate. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
October 14, 2018
Ep. 190 - In this retrospective episode, we go back to the beginning of the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, literally, and revisit and reply our first interview, which was of Sebastian A. Jones. Sebastian is a moviemaker, music-maker, and writer who appeared on the podcast for a discussion of the "multiracial experience" particularly as portrayed in literature and the arts. He is the co-author, along with actress Garcelle Beauvais, of the I Am Children's book series, including the acclaimed book, I Am Mixed.  He also has a series of graphic novels and a Young Adult novel, featuring characters of mixed heritage (like Sebastian himself).  For more on Sebastian, please go to: http://www.strangercomics.com/. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
October 7, 2018
Ep. 189: Stefanie A. Smith personally believes change can occur through building effective leadership and diversity strategy including talent sourcing, business policy, succession planning, work-culture, and leader cultivation.  As the Director of Inclusion and Diversity for the One Club for Creativity Stefanie partners with sponsoring agencies, corporate partners and brands to expose students, recent grads and young professionals to advertising careers through One Club’s global diversity and educational strategized programs: Creative Boot Camps and Multicultural Career Fair titled: Here Are All the Black People.  Additionally, she sits on the board of the National Diversity Council Tri-State Chapter as Chair of Membership and holds a Bachelor’s degree in advertising from Salem State University, and two Master’s degrees one from the University of Massachusetts – Boston’s Women in Politics and Public Policy program and another from Baruch College School of Public and International Affairs. Although originally from Atlanta, Georgia Stefanie sees the northeast as her forever home where you will find her joking around and spending time with friends, family and her beloved warrior cat Spartacus.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
September 30, 2018
Ep. 188: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, we speak with writer/activist Alysha Ruth Blakey about the Multiracial Jewish experience, colorism in the Jewish Community, and empathy across cultural lines.  For more on Alysha, check her out on Twitter at: @lyyyyysh For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 23, 2018
Ep. 187: Kim Cooper is a writer about and activist and advocate for the Multiracial Community.  So, check out this episode, where Kim talks about her own Multiracial experience and about her work advocating for Multiracial rights and identity. And, for more on Kim, please go to: https://literatigurl.com/about/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 16, 2018
Ep. 186: This week we speak with attorney Craig Hensel about being a Multiracial family in Montana (Big Sky Country).  Don't miss it. For more on Craig, you can check out his bio at: https://www.hensel-law.com/about/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 9, 2018
Ep. 185: Dr. Kimberly Barrett currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Lawrence University. This position provides the leadership for creating a more inclusive campus which supports each student, faculty, and staff member to help them reach their unique potential. Barrett has more than 28 years of experience working with faculty, students, governing boards, and community members to promote learning, student development, social justice and diversity. Prior to joining Lawrence, she served as Vice President for Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement at Wright State University. Listen, as Dr. Barrett speaks with host, Alex Barnett, about race, immigration, intersectionality and the multiracial experience on campus and in the business world. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 2, 2018
Ep. 184: This week on the podcast, I take a step back to reflect a bit after 184 episodes straight episodes of the podcast to show my gratitude and appreciation for the folks who have helped to build and support the podcast and Multiracial Media. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 26, 2018
Ep. 183: Levonne Gaddy is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of North Carolina Central University and University of California Los Angeles. She authored three books, numerous newspaper articles and blogs over the past decade. During the 1980’s in Los Angeles, Levonne brought together mixed-race people and families to build a social support network that remains vibrant and relevant today; Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) http://www.mascsite.org/about/history/. During the 1980’s, as a “multiracial” expert, she made regular appearances on national television and radio shows (including the Phil Donahue Show), and was interviewed by national and international news outlets (including the Washington Post, New York Times and Télérama Magazine of France). In 1999, Levonne testified before the United States Congress to advocate for the acknowledgment of individuals with more than one racial heritage on government census forms. She is the author, most recently, of a memoir entitled "Three Red Suitcases: A Southern Childhood." For more about Levonne, please see: https://levonnegaddy.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 19, 2018
Ep. 182: Multiracial families encounter interesting challenges regarding race, bias, prejudice, and discrimination.  In fact, I explored just that in an article that appeared on August 13, 2018 in the Washington Post. One issue that continues to haunt and plague Multiracial families is the dreaded "nanny question," in which people think mothers of color are the babysitter or nanny of their own children. On this episode, I talk about this but then turn the mic over to you, the listeners, and ask you to send in your stories and anecdotes, which you can do by messaging me on Facebook (facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter (@barnettcomic). I look forward to hearing from you. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 12, 2018
Ep. 181: Khanisha Foster is host of the "How I Wrote That Podcast."  She has been a featured storyteller on NPR’s Dinner Party Download, a TCG Young Leader of Color, a two time finalist for the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship, and a collaborator with the Citizen’s Theatre in Scotland. She most recently directed Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and The Bluest Eye at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. She has published her essays The Kids and The King, Oooohhhs and Aaaahhhhs, Dear Diary, and Dance Outside Yourself. You can catch her writing about Mixed Race themes on her blog Black, White, and Awesome and you can listen to her storytelling podcasts here http://2ndstory.com/people/khanisha-foster. She is also Associate Artistic Director of 2nd Story. For more on Khanisha, please check here: http://www.howiwrotethat.com/dvteam/khanisha-foster/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
August 5, 2018
Ep. 180: Jordan Carlos hails from Dallas, Texas where he learned the importance of family, education, and exposure to new cultures and openness to other ways of being.  Now, he resides in New York, the proud dad of a Multiracial family, where he is mastering the art of living in the moment. Jordan recently served as a writer and on-air contributor for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.  He provided commentary on various MTV and MTV2 series, including; Guy Code, Girl Code, Guy Court, Charlamagne & Friends and Ain’t That America.  His other TV credits include Comedy Centrals’ Broad City, The Colbert Report and Michael and Michael Have Issues, Showtime’s The Affair and Nurse Jackie, HBO’s Girls, NBC’s Mercy, ABC’s Ugly Betty and Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show.  He was a series regular on the MTV series, I Just Want My Pants Back and the ESPN scripted comedy series, Mayne Street. He can be seen in the feature films; Sleeping With Other People opposite Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, Noah Baumbach’s upcoming Yeh Din Kah Kissa opposite Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, Gillian Robespierre’s Landline, and About Ray opposite Naomi Watts. For more on Jordan, please check him out on Twitter at: @jordancarlos. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
July 29, 2018
Ep. 179: This week, we try another experiment.  I recount a story of racial bias and discrimination that my wife and I experienced, and I ask you to let me know whether and how it resonates with you, and to share with us any stories of your own at: alex@alexbarnettcomic.com. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 22, 2018
Ep. 178: Luke Thayer was the SiriusXM Comic of the Month for June 2018 where his debut comedy album "Hopes + Dreams" can be heard.  He is also a new dad in a Multiracial family.  And, this week he talks to us about that -- becoming a father and dealing with issues of race in the 21st Century in a Multiracial family. For more on Luke, check out his website: https://comedianluke.dudaone.com/  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
July 15, 2018
Ep. 177: This week, on the podcast, we try something different.  Rather than interview a guest, I'm bringing you the listener, into things.  I ask you to spend 5 minutes "free-writing" about your own Multiracial story or your work that relates to the Multiracial experience.  And, if you feel inspired, please feel free to send it to me at: alex@alexbarnettcomic.com. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
July 8, 2018
Ep. 176: Lisa W. Rosenberg is a psychotherapist, writer and speaker-for-hire on almost any topic related to body image, parenting and identity. She lives in the New York area with her husband and two children.  On this episode, she speaks with Alex about the unique issues of psyche and psychology faced by Multiracial people, interracial couples, and Multiracial families.  If you are Multiracial or in an interracial couple or Multiracial family, you're not going to want to miss this discussion. For more about Lisa, please check out her website: https://lisawrosenberg.com/about/. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 1, 2018
Ep. 175: Eugene and Nina Ashe are the co-owners of Westside Comedy Club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (https://westsidecomedyclub-com.seatengine.com/). They met more than 20 years ago working together at Caroline’s Comedy Club and have been married for 19 years. Eugene and Nina are a Multiracial couple, and both were raised in New York City.  This episode, Eugene and Nina talk about their careers in music, film, and comedy, and the changing face, economics and racial dynamics of New York City over the past 5 decades.  **NOTE: The date of the drag brunch that was discussed during the episode actually is July 1, 2018.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 24, 2018
Ep. 174: Elie Mystal is Executive Editor of Above the Law.  He received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton but quit the legal profession to pursue a career as an online provocateur. He's written editorials for the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and he has appeared on both MSNBC and Fox News without having to lie about his politics to either news organization.  Elie sat with host Alex Barnett to talk about race and parenting children of color in these freighted times.  They also talked about the impact (if any) that the growing Multiracial Community is having on issues of race.  Take a listen. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 17, 2018
Ep. 173: Krystal Kamenides and Mark Anthony Ramirez are the paradigm of the Multiracial Community. Both are Multiracial and together they are a Multiracial couple.  As such, and because they are comics, they have a very interesting and unique perspective on race, racism, and the role of Multiracial people in fostering dialogue and action on issues of bias, racism, discrimination and prejudice.  Take a listen! For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 10, 2018
Ep. 172: Sherene Crawford is passionate about the issues of criminal justice and combating racial bias in the system.  A former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Sherene now serves as the Project Director of the Center for Court Innovation's Midtown Community Court Project where she is responsible for overseeing  the court’s long-range planning and day-to-day operations. In this role, Sherene leads an interdisciplinary team of staff members who assess and link defendants with services, monitor compliance, oversee community restitution and early diversion projects, provide on-site social services and collaborate with government and community stakeholders to promote principles of procedural justice and community engagement. Prior to joining the Center for Court Innovation, Sherene worked for the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as Deputy Director for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution and as a Senior Policy Advisor. For more on the Center for Court Innovation, click here: https://www.courtinnovation.org/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 3, 2018
Ep. 171: Jon Corbin (formerly known as The Runaway) is a Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth. Corbin is a veteran artist who has quietly carved a niche in Canada’s hip-hop community, collaborating with multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad, Juno Award winner Caroline Brooks of The Good Lovelies, and many other revered emcees on both sides of the border. Over the past 12 years, Jon has performed on stages big and small, providing a dynamic show that represents the basic tenets of hip-hop: peace, love, unity, and having fun! Jon, who is Multiracial, lives in Milton, Ontario with his wife and five children, where he also serves as a high school teacher who explores multiculturalism with his students through literature. For more on Jon, please visit his website: https://www.lstnfnd.com/joncorbin/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 27, 2018
Ep. 170: Michael Brigante immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti when he was 3.  He grew up in NYC's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.  So, though he's an immigrant, he's as New York as it gets.  Now, Michael talks to us about his Multiracial roots, his immigrant experience, growing up in Hell's Kitchen and his life in comedy and how it's changed as a dad.  Check it out.  If you want to learn more about Michael, check out his website at: https://www.michaelbrigante.com/ A huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 20, 2018
Ep. 169: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, speaking with Jill Wesley about her African-American & Jewish Multiracial experience.  How she bravely embarked upon years of World Travel.  And, how her heritage and her travels informed her career as a keynote speaker and speaker coach using the science and soul of speech and presentation to cross cultural divides and advance understanding and social justice.   Jill is a Pro Speaker Coach, and she has taught the Science + Soul of Speaking ™ for 25 years. She has worked with experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, authors, speakers and trainers, and she help speakers in the fields of leadership, health and wellness, technology, environmental protection, media, education, relationships, sports, entertainment and social justice.  Jill is the speaker coach for TEDxSanFrancisco, and she has trained speakers for multiple TEDx events. She’s trained and coached more than 80,000 executives and high-performing employees in some of the world's top companies and institutions (including LinkedIn, Twitter, Square, Adobe, NetApp, Cisco, Stanford Law School, NFL Players Association, Johns Hopkins University and Panasonic, to name a few). As a speaker, Jill has delivered more than 300 keynotes in all 50 states and in 25 countries.   As Jill notes, “I help leaders ignite a movement and change the world through TEDx talks and signature keynotes.”  For more on Jill, check out her website at: https://www.prospeakercoach.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 13, 2018
Ep. 168: Beecher Taylor is a man of the people -- all people.  A Multiracial (Black and Puerto Rican) man who grew up in Connecticut, Beecher was able to move in and out of different groups and communities with some facility, given his racially and ethnically ambiguous features.  After attending Howard University, Beecher moved on to a career in comedy in acting.  Beecher has performed in the Brooklyn, & Boston Comedy Festivals and this year's Skankfest,   & was the WINNER of the Connecticut Comedy Festival. He was a Contributing performer for the Off Broadway show NEWSical the Musical & has recorded segments for the Wendy Williams Show & MTV2.  Beecher appears in HBO's Vinyl, The Get Down on Netflix, & The Jim Gaffigan Show.  Also, look for him in Look for him on the Spike Lee Netflix series She's Gotta Have It and in the Netflix Original Movie Okja. For more on Beecher, please check out his website at: https://beechercomedy.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 6, 2018
Ep. 167: Krystal Kamenides has a story to tell.  A Biracial woman, she is also the mother of Multiracial sons, and she has lived in both corners of the United States and now New York.  Hers is a multigenerational Multiracial story to be sure.  It has its ups and downs involving many experiences with racism, prejudice, and discrimination, but there are many triumphs too.  So, take a listen! And, if you have a chance, Krystal recommends checking out the documentary "Eye of the Storm" featuring educator Jane Elliott, which is a social experiment revealing the pernicious effects of racism. For more on Krystal, please visit https://markandkrystal.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 29, 2018
Ep. 166: Nicholette Thomas is a Multiracial Family Mom and the founder of “Mixed Family Life.” As the white mother of two mixed kids, Nicholette felt it was her responsibility to learn how to properly care for their hair. This personal pursuit led her to share what she's learned through her blog where she provides tips, tricks, and product reviews so that other interracial parents don't have to make the same mistakes she's made. She's also share stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned through parenting. To find out more about her, check out her website: https://mixedfamilylife.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 22, 2018
Ep. 165: Rain Bennett lives in a world of dualities.  From a small town, he loves world travel and cosmopolitan life.  He's an artist, but he also loves the rigor of athletic pursuit.  And, a White man, he is a Multiracial family man.  His life is a study in the co-existence of dual nature and contrasts. Rain is a two-time Emmy© nominated filmmaker, fitness professional, public speaker, and writer.  His projects excel at bringing the stories of different subcultures to light. Born into a blue-collar family in “Little” Washington, North Carolina, Bennett spent his early years playing sports, telling stories, and swimming in any body of water he could enter with a splash.  Now an accomplished traveler in his mid-thirties, he still finds the most pleasure in those three simple activities.   He is a humanist that enjoys inspiring people, teaching, and rooting for the underdog.   Bennett created Flying Flounder Productions in 2008 and specialized in telling real stories that touch the heart.  He directed and produced his first feature documentary by traveling the world with just a backpack and a Canon DSLR camera.  That film, Raise Up: The World is Our Gym won “Best of the Fest” at the Hip Hop Film Festival and Bennett secured a deal with Red Bull Media House for worldwide release. He has produced quality work for more than a decade, providing both corporate and nonprofit clients with production or consultation services and giving presentations on short form storytelling.  He is featured in publications such as Men’s Health, Breaking Muscle, and Sports Business Global, appeared on national television in multiple countries, and been featured on several fitness-based podcasts. Rain Bennett currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.  When he’s not working out or adjusting to life as a new dad, he writes and directs both narrative and documentary film projects. His mission is simple: to help people realize that they too can be great, no matter where they come from. And, importantly, for the podcast, he is the author of recent article about his Multiracial family: I Told My Trump-Supporting Mom I’m Having A Biracial Baby. Here’s What Happened. For more about Rain, please visit his website: http://www.rainbennett.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 15, 2018
Ep. 164: This week I decided to try something a bit different.  Rather than interview someone, I've opted to provide my reflections on 3 years of hosting the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, offering my thoughts on why I started the podcast, what it was intended to be, how that has changed and evolved over time, what I've learned, and what I foresee for the future.  I hope you'll enjoy it. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 8, 2018
Ep. 163: Lichelli Lazar-Lea is a Multiracial, British, Afro-Trinidadian filmmaker, writer, producer and storyteller.  Listen as she describes her search for identity, reconnecting with her father in Trinidad, and how she weaves her Multiracial experience into her professional works. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 1, 2018
Ep. 162: comic Ayanna Dookie, who is a Black and Indian woman with Trinidadian roots, returns to the podcast to talk about her heritage, the #MeToo Movement and the role of women of color in that Movement, and the impact of the movie Black Panther on society.  Take a listen! For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST  Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 25, 2018
Ep. 161: Hannah Carmona Dias is a Writer who currently resides in Tennessee. Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me is her debut book which tackles a topic she herself has struggled with. In addition to writing Hannah is also a wife, mother, founder of Collective Art School of Tennessee, YouTuber, and actress. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and two cats, dog, and iguana. She also enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix, posting way too many GIFs on Twitter,  and avoiding housework. For more on Hannah check out her website at: https://www.hannahcarmonadias.com/ Take a listen as Hannah talks about her Latinx heritage, being a Multiracial family mom, and the reasons that prompted her to write her book. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
March 18, 2018
Ep. 160: J-L Cauvin is a former criminal prosecutor-turned-comedian.  He also is a Multiracial man with Irish and Haitian roots.  As a result, he has a keen eye for race, racial dynamics, and racism in the criminal justice system, in the entertainment world, and in life.  Also, after almost two decades as a comic, J-L has keen insights into the changing economics of the comedy and entertainment business. J-L has been featured on The Late Late Show, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, ESPN’s The Dan Lebatard Show and is a regular on The Adam Carolla Show. And, he travels the country performing in America’s most prestigious (and non-prestigious) comedy clubs. He has made a name for himself within comedy for his blog which offers a one-of-a-kind insider honesty about the business and his sketch/impression videos.  J-L’s act is incredibly diverse and has led to five stand up albums: 2006′s Racial Chameleon, 2008′s Diamond Maker, 2012′s Too Big To Fail and 2013′s Keep My Enemies Closer, and 2016’s Israeli Tortoise, which hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart. He also released 2017’s Fireside Craps, an entire album as Donald Trump which hit #3 on the iTunes comedy chart. For more on J-L, check out his website at: http://jlcauvin.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
March 11, 2018
Ep. 159: Justin Williams is Assistant Professor, History at the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the Center for Worker Education.In addition to teaching, Justin is currently in the process of publishing his research on the history of Pan-Africanism in Ghanaian politics. Justin also is a stand-up comic with a unique stand-up act, complete with deadpan delivery and a knack for sarcastically pointing out the absurd. As one of New York City’s funniest up-and-coming comics, Justin has performed at comedy festivals across the United States and Canada.  He has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Jokes.com, Mashable, SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy/Foxxhole Radio/Dean Obeidallah Show, The Elite Daily, Men’s Health Magazine, The Kansas City Star, ‘Morning Buzz Live‘ on VH1, ‘Trial by Laughter’ on Comcast, ‘Laughs’ on Fox and ‘The Comedy Show Show’ on Seeso. For more on Justin, please go to: https://justinwilliamscomedy.com/bio/ and https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/profiles/justin-williams For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
March 4, 2018
Ep. 158: Ligia Cushman is an Afro-Latina with Dominican roots who grew up in New York City.  She is married to a White man, and together they have a multiracial son, whom they adopted.  Ligia and her family live in the South, where she is an active advocate in the adoption space. Listen as she talks to Alex about her Multiracial experience, her views on race and adoption, and how Multiracial experience differs from North to South. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 25, 2018
Ep. 157: Jasmine Helm is a fashion historian.  She grew up in La Puente, CA and New York City and has studied fine art, art history, fashion and museum studies on both coasts. Jasmine has also worked as curator and archivist in Los Angeles and New York. She is passionate about exploring the cross-cultural intersections between history, art, material culture, fashion, and people. Her current research focuses on the dress and textile culture of the Afro-Indigenous groups in the Bluefields coastal region of Nicaragua.  In 2015, Jasmine co-founded Unravel Podcast, as a means to fill a gap in the canon and lexicon of fashion. She and her co-hosts want to educate the public about the importance of fashion in history and daily life and inspire conversation and discussion. Their goals include: 1) Collaborating with experts in their field, to expand the conversation, 2) Speaking beyond the canon of traditional fashion media and history, 3) Being on the “frontline” of solidifying fashion history as a serious subject to study and learn. Their purpose is to be a conduit for understanding fashion and its place in the world in the past as well as the present. For more about Unravel the Podcast and about Jasmine, please go to: https://www.unravelpodcast.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 18, 2018
Ep. 156: Tamer Kattan was born an outsider and that's where he stayed. This Egyptian-born American was born into a family of Muslims, Christians and Jews, leaving him incredibly comfortable in the uncomfortable. From school yard bullies to an abusive father, comedy quickly became a weapon of this underdog. Tamer began his comedy career in Los Angeles and New York, but very quickly began to tour internationally. His over-seas experiences include tours for the troops in Afghanistan, performing at the American University in Cairo (during the Egyptian revolution) and the Edinburgh fringe in Scotland, where he received three 4 star reviews from international press. Towards the end of 2013, he moved to London for 1 year (following the path of his two biggest comedic influences, Patrice O’Neal and Bill Hicks). Tamer was most recently featured on Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event with Todd Glass and Hannibal Buress, won the 2015 World Series of Comedy and has TV & Radio credits on BBC and SkyTV in the UK as well as in the U.S. on Fox, HULU, HGTV & truTV. An award winning international comedian with TV and commercial credits in the United States and UK, Tamer has a deep understanding of the human condition. A regular at the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. This is one comic you do not want to miss live.  Listen as Tamer talks to Alex about his incredibly unique, multicultural, multireligious, multiethnic, immigrant experience. For more on Tamer, please check out his website: http://tamerkattan.wpengine.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 11, 2018
Ep. 155: Maya Williams is a multigenerational, multiracial woman.  Her father is Black, White, and Chickahominy; her mother is of Black, White, and Cherokee descent. Her father has a mixed mother and had a black father (d. 2007); her mother has a White father and a Black and Cherokee mother. Given this rich, multiracial background, Maya has been writing and editing the Race Section of The Tempest, pursuing interfaith work under the Interfaith Youth Core as a Better Together Coach, and completing a double major in social work and English. She talks with Alex about what it means to hail from a family that has multiracial roots several generations back. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
February 4, 2018
Ep. 154: Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising for more than a decade at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. Recently, she penned her book Real American: A Memoir, which she sat down with Alex to discuss.  Take a listen. For more on Julie please go to: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 28, 2018
Ep. 153: Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogeneous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.  Listen as Richard describes the book and what he has unearthed about institutionalized and governmentally created and enforced racist policies. For more on Richard, please see his bio at the EPI website: https://www.epi.org/people/richard-rothstein/ Richard welcomes comments at riroth@epi.org. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
January 21, 2018
Ep. 152: Angela Nissel is the author of two books: the national best-selling comedic memoir The Broke Diaries and the award-winning Mixed. In addition to books, she’s also a television writer and producer. What has she done recently? Tyler the Creator’s The Jellies airing late 2017 on Adult Swim. She’s also written for Scrubs, Til Death, and The Boondocks. Angela (originally from Philadelphia, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania) co-founded OkayPlayer.com with her friend Ahmir Thompson (Questlove) of The Roots. When not writing, Angela, who is now based in Hollywood, is giving back to the community in her role as a board member for The Unusual Suspects. For more on Angela, check out her website: http://angelanissel.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 14, 2018
Ep. 151 -- Sandra Lawson is rabbinical student, a sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, vegan, writer, public speaker, guitar and ukulele player.  She's also an African-American lesbian who served in the military who converted to Judaism before embarking upon her current path to become a rabbi. Listen as Sandra tells Alex about her life and her journey to make the World a better place. For more on Sandra, please visit her website here: https://www.sandrajlawson.com For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 7, 2018
Ep. 151: Jason Barnwell is a Biracial man who grew up in the Deep South,"found" his "tribe of nerds" at MIT, and then pivoted to a career in law (and technology).  Listen as he discusses his life and his role now as the Dad in a Multiracial family with a Jewish wife and daughter.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 31, 2017
Ep. 150: Dr. Karen Tabb Dina is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  She is Multiracial, and she studies, among other things, the health patterns of Multiracial Americans, and why it is critically important to examine race and ancestry in health research.  For more on Dr. Dina, please visit her at: http://socialwork.illinois.edu/faculty-staff/karen-tabb-dina/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 24, 2017
Ep. 149: April N. Baskin is the Union for Reform Judaism's Vice President of Audacious Hospitality. Before coming aboard in August 2015, she served as the national Director of Resources and Training at InterfaithFamily. Dedicated to building a stronger, more inclusive Jewish community committed to social justice, April has spent 10 years advocating for Jewish diversity inclusion locally and nationally in a variety of ways, including facilitating LGBT educational trainings as a Keshet facilitator and writing a thesis about the experiences and identities of Jewish young adults of color in American Judaism. A graduate of Tufts University, April is a member of the Selah Leadership Network and an alumna of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation's Insight Fellowship and JUFJ's Jeremiah Fellowship in Washington, DC. Fueled by kale ginger smoothies, April is the immediate past President of the Jewish Multiracial Network. She conducted research on the efficacy of the Earned Income Tax Credit at the Kennedy School of Government and was an Americorps fellow for the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston. April was recently honored to be acknowledged as one of the New York Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36, received Combined Jewish Philanthropy’s Chai in the Hub award in 2015, and was named as one of 12 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017 by the Centers for American Progress. Listen as April tells Alex about her family, her experience as a Multiracial Jewish person, and her effort to diversify and enrich Jewish life and the Jewish Community. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
December 17, 2017
Ep. 148: Angelina Spicer is a very funny person.  She's a comic and actress with multidimensional talent.  She has built a impressive online presence with her portrayal of Tyra Banks, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj on the Disney’s viral Web series Electric Spoofaloo. Some of her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, and The Hollywood Reporter. As a Stand up Comedian, Angelina has performed for audiences from coast to coast at venues like The Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, The World Famous Comedy Store, and opened for Last Comic Standing Winner Dat Phan. Most recently Angelina made her Stand Up television debut on “Stand Up & Deliver”, a comedy special on Jennifer Lopez’s network, NuvoTV. She’s appeared on Tosh.0, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and can be regularly seen as “The Deal Diva” on Fox’s hit talk show The Real, or playing a crazy mix of characters like “Mrs. Butterworth” or “Snow Black” on Conan. Angelina also is a Multiracial family mom.  A Black woman, married to a White man, with a young, Biracial daughter, Angelina is living the Multiracial experience in America, and representing it onstage and in video.  For more on Angelina, please check out her website http://angelinaspicer.com/ Meantime, take a listen here, as she regales Alex with stories about her life, her career, and her family. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
December 10, 2017
Ep. 147: Ismael Maldonado is a stand-up comedian and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, was raised by Catholic parents and married a Muslim girl. Oh and he's also Latino. As he says: "Salaam, Shalom, Hola."  Ismael Maldonado is not just a stand up comedian. He wants to not only make you laugh but also make you think and challenge how you look at the world through humor.  To learn more about Ismael, please check him out here: http://ismaelmaldonado.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
December 3, 2017
Ep. 146: Mark Anthony Ramirez is a "city kid" a real, dyed-in-the-wool, native New Yorker.  He's also an avid reader, a student of history, a devoted family man, a fantastic comedian, and a Multiracial guy with a fascinating family tree.   You will love his bluntness, charm, rapier wit, and Voltaire-like philosophy. So stay tuned.  And, to find out more about Mark, check out his website at: http://www.marzlive.com/ For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
November 26, 2017
Ep. 145: Catherine M. Greenspan and Elizabeth A. Atkins are sisters.  They are two sisters.  They are 2 Sisters Writing.  https://www.twosisterswriting.com/ In fact, they are two Multiracial sisters, who are writers and who share their experiences together through a wide variety of writing. Catherine holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She also earned a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural via the University of Cambridge International House, Seville, Spain. She has taught university-level English, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language.  Catherine is a past recipient of writing grants from the Sierra Arts Foundation and the Nevada Arts Council. She has done extensive freelance writing and editing, including a recurring community-focused column, where she highlighted the work of nonprofits, as well as regular restaurant reviews, book reviews, features articles and cover stories, including an interview with Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.  Catherine honed her business skills and financial acumen during her decade-long tenure in the brokerage industry while working as a registered representative at both Fortune 100 companies as well as small, independent, family-owned businesses. Elizabeth Ann Atkins is a best-selling author, actress, TV host and award-winning journalist who uses a multimedia platform to inspire people to unlock their infinite potential and live with passion, prosperity, health and happiness.  Elizabeth’s desire to empower others springs from a trailblazing matrix of colorblind love and courage from her mother, an African American and Italian judge, and her father, a former Roman Catholic priest who was English, French Canadian and Cherokee.  They taught her to challenge the status quo by writing innovative ideas to edu-tain people. With a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Elizabeth has written nearly 20 books, including novels White Chocolate, Dark Secret and Twilight (with Billy Dee Williams).  She also composed My American Success Story:  Always the First, Never the Last, a memoir for Roy S. Roberts, once the world’s highest-ranking black automotive executive.  Current clients include executives, prominent government and civic leaders, physicians, a surgeon, an intuitive medium, a family that triumphed on NBC's The Biggest Loser, an insurance agent and a quadriplegic man who lived his dream to become a record company CEO.  Her novellas about empowering women to overcome abuse and identity crises were published in My Blue Suede Shoes:  An Anthology and Other People’s Skin:  An Anthology.   A health and fitness enthusiast whose 100-pound weight loss was featured on Oprah, Elizabeth co-hosts a weekly television show, MI Healthy Mind, which promotes wellness by shattering stigmas around taboo topics such as mental illness, addiction and abuse. She is a popular writing coach whose PowerJournalTM program teaches people to enrich their lives with journal-writing.  She has taught writing at Wayne State University, Oakland University, Wayne County Community College District, and at national conferences. A speaker who promotes human harmony, Elizabeth is represented by The American Program Bureau.  She rouses ovations by reciting her autobiographical poem, White Chocolate, and has spoken at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, GM’s World Diversity Day, Gannett, 100 Black Men, the NAACP, and many other venues.  As an actress, Elizabeth plays a major role in the feature-length film Anything Is Possible, nominated for “Best Foreign Film” by the Nollywood and African Film Critics Association.  She composed an original screenplay, Redemption, a gritty drama about a Detroit gangster and a writer.  And Elizabeth plays a 1950s journalist in the international shipwreck drama, Are The Passengers Saved?  Elizabeth has been a guest on Oprah, Montel, NPR, Good Morning America Sunday, The CBS Evening News, and many national TV shows.  After writing her master’s thesis about mixed-race Americans, her work appeared in The New York Times, The San Diego Tribune, Essence, Ebony and many publications.  Her Detroit News articles on race were nominated for The Pulitzer Prize, and she wrote a biography for the Presidential Medal of Freedom tribute for Rosa Parks. Listen as they tell Alex about their lives: For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/    
November 19, 2017
Ep. 144: Stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, actress, author and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster. Karith is "one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City" according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Karith stepped onto the comedy scene in New York City in 1998 where she has since risen to the top of her game as a national headliner and became well known for being Don Imus’ sidekick on his nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning radio show on WABC Radio. Her equally successful speaking career of keynotes and presentations has had her wowing audiences inclusive of colleges and universities including her alma mater- Stephens College, The Woodhull Institute, and Tony Robbin’s NY Powerteam, and Own it Venture's Women's Business Expo. Karith has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Today Show and Last Comic Standing, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, Awesomely Bad…and Black to the Future series. You may have also seen her on BET, BRAVO, and The Travel and Fine Living Channels. Her greatest triumphs include performing on Showtime at the Apollo (getting applause, not boos), doing live audience warm-up for the Oprah Winfrey Show and later as a guest on Oprah. Her comedy CD “Karith Foster: Straight Outta Plano is currently in rotation on Sirius/XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel. Recently, Karith created the Foster Russell Family Foundation (http://www.karith.com/foster-russell-family-foundation.html)where they aim to encourage and inspire free speech and expression, nurture social change and foster ideas of social justice and empowerment through our range of educational and mentorship programs. It is their mission to provide programming and materials that unite families, communities and humanity. Their Our core belief is that inclusion; integrity and an unwavering focus on our humanity are the keys to unlocking human potential. Listen as Karith describes this very important work. For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
November 12, 2017
Ep. 143: This week on the Multiracial Family Man Podcast, we speak with Nash Rose, comic and founder of the website Stellar Underground https://www.stellarunderground.com/, which focuses on rising stars in the New York Comedy scene.  In our conversation, Nash talks about growing up as a Black person in a majority White community, racism that she and her family faced, and how her family now is a very diverse, Multiracial one and how that reflects her mother’s teachings and what it means for herself and her family in the days to come.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
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