Episode 2.1 – No Time for Biding

podcast Episode 2.1 No time for biding “I was barely a teenager when I decided what I wanted to be when I became a grown-up: the owner of my very own business. But what I didn’t know was that it would require doing a whole lot of things I don’t particularly want to do, and even more things I’m not particularly good at—and that’s just …

(Recap) Episode 1

Recap Episode 1 rewind look at 1 Let’s take a look back at what you hear over the last eight episodes. Credits Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC Music: All music for this episode provided by Filmstro – arranged for this episode by Kayona Sound effects: Audio Blocks  Edited with Adobe …

Q&A Episode 1

Q&A Episode 1 all the answers Credits Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC Music: All music for this episode provided by Filmstro – arranged for this episode by Kayona Edited with Adobe Creative Cloud and Filmstro To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where …

Episode 1.8 – Little Miss Nobody

Episode 1.8 little miss nobody If given a choice, would you rather be second-class or first-class? Now before you answer, please, let me at least lay out the differences for you so that you know exactly how to answer this. LaKiesha Mitchell was born and raised in Barry Farm 28 years ago, a place where the people expect nothing more than to be treated like …

Episode 1.7 – Never Say Never

Episode 1.7 never say never I was one of those 8-year-olds that might’ve said, “I don’t know,” when you asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now, it wasn’t because I didn’t have a vision for my future, but it was because I wasn’t as concerned about what I wanted to be when I became an adult, as I was with who …

Episode 1.6 – Fair Weather

Episode 1.6 fair weather Have you ever thought about your level of comfort–I mean in life? To live–comfortably, that is–in Washington, DC, let’s face it: you need… money. Lots and lots of money. In fact, according to some very reputable sources, only four other cities in this country will cost you more to make a decent, comfortable life for yourself. See, when we talk about existing …

Episode 1.5 – That Brown Box

Episode 1.5 that brown box Pruitt Donovan has never known what it’s like to walk down a street and not feel dissension. For as long as he could remember, he could feel himself being examined. Pruitt, you see, was a box that nobody, could concisely and truthfully tell you what was inside. Credits Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona …

Episode 1.4 – Take Taj Kamal

Episode 1.4 take taj kamal Life doesn’t come with an owner’s manual. For example, here’s what we’ve come up with in America as the formula to a happy life: 1. go to college (and of course, graduate), because 2. that’s how you get a great job 3. Gotta get nice stuff: like a car (basically add to the debt that college probably caused) 4. Oh, …

Episode 1.3 – And Men?

Episode 1.3 and men? As of today, there are roughly 7 yoga studios on or in walking distance of the H Street corridor in North East DC. This very same strip of road now also boasts a Whole Foods, is the first (and currently the only) road for DC’s streetcar, and hosts more luxury condos and apartments per square block than probably any other artery …

Episode 1.2 – Victims, Perps, and Me

Episode 1.2 victims. perps. and me In 1979, the SuperSonics of Seattle captured its first and its last National Basketball Association championship. Nearly 30 years later, the team was packing up and leaving the idyllic Pacific Northwest for the often forgotten great plains of Oklahoma and its capital city. Until then, the city we now call OKC, thanks to the team, was perhaps best known …

Episode 1.1 – Funny stories blueprint

When most 8-year-olds were playing with their cars and dolls and video games, I was toying around with computers and maps—authentic, parchment, hand drawn maps. But while my method of play was quite unorthodox for an inner city kid at the time, the same might have been said for the rural kid, James Nightengale. Credits Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Written, recorded, and produced …