Episodes

In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May we discuss the Tindler Swindler, May gives us her take on Kanye (and yes we're pushing for The Oprah Kanye Interview), We talk about The Porter Series, discuss if the Rom-Com is dead or nah, Rihanna's pregnancy and much more!

Also, all the way back in Feb 2022 before there was Upheaval in Europe we discussed the Ottawa freedom convoy in its early days. Here in this episode, you will learn how we still feel about it. Join us on another Luke Warm Topics episode.   Please make sure you comment, rate and subscribe. Send us your feedback at contact@youngeastafricangirl.com

On this weeks episode of the Young East African Girl Podcast we talk to Medical doctor, Medical Intuition Practitioner and owner of Inspired Alchemist Jazmina Mba Gonzalez  . 

Here are some things we discuss: What is medical intuition about? How does it prepare people to advocate for themselves in the Medical structures that exist?  Why is it challenging sometimes for people to connect with themselves in this way, can meditation and other wellness practices help ? How does past medical trauma, mental health challenges, physical challenges impact the ways in which some of us engage with our intuitive self if at all  and much much more!

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On the show today is Greg Kennedy, LA-based American Actor, Writer Cinephile, and Black History Month babe. Join us as we discuss the relationship that exists between the Black Diaspora and the Black American community.

We discuss what it means for Black Americans to connect with the continent? What are Safe Havens for Black Americans in Africa about? What do we both think Africans need to do to make that connection true, honest, and fruitful? What do we feel understanding and relationship building between the Black Diaspora and Black Americans is and what it can look like? What about land/reparations/helping each other out? How do we get to know each other better as Black people? What are the positives and negatives of the Year of the Return? What steps can be taken towards truth and reconciliation between Africans, and Black Americans?

Disclaimer: Both of us are not experts on this topic but we intended to have a full and open conversation about how this topic makes US feel and what WE can reimagine as the right way to go about knowing each other better as Black people.

With Love two Black People Figuring it out.

 

 

In this week's episode, we sit down with Sacramento-based comedian and TikTok sensation Sammy Edan. We get into when Sammy knew he was funny,  the importance of understanding your audience in any work you do, the idea of reengineering, pursuing the dream and working a 9 to 5, and Sammy's love for physics.

We also chat about the importance of not changing your COMEDY set for anyone, finding details in stories, how Sammy started making videos, existential growing pains, and the science of creating a beloved character by accident.

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We chat with Ghislan Timm(Jess-lin/Jiz-lan) (she/they) an experimental filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto (Toronto). We talk nighttime collage making, Romare Bearden, the way stillness feels, August Wilson, nature as the great muse, Jackie Shane's connection to Toronto, and finding references in the everyday.

Recommendations from this episode:

Romare Bearden, A Life in Art

August Wilson on His Pittsburgh Cycle

Jackie Shane

Money ( That's What I Want) Live Jackie Shane 

salt nayyirah waheed

Ghislan's work is influenced by Afro-Caribbean folklore and culture, Afro-futurism, soundscape, and cinema, and often appropriates archival film and imagery to shape non-linear narratives from fragments of memories.

ghislantimm.format.com@orphicinema

 

Abdi Latif Ega is a writer  and a long-time resident of Harlem. He self identifies as an African-American originally from Somalia. In keeping with Abdi Latif's wishes this is a fully unedited conversation.

Abdi Latif loves and plays jazz that he studied in the late eighties and early nineties. He has had an abiding love affair for the history, literature and research of the new world African, and is heavily influenced by writers of African decent from all corners of the world, and follows in the their tradition of speaking truth to power. Guban is the first novel in a series of novels on the Horn and specifically Somalia, from the medieval times to the present. After seven years Guban is now available in Somali. 

Currently Abdi Latif is also working on publishing a book of essays.

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In search of Sophia. Where is she? Can she come on the podcast? In this week's episode, we talk to our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May.

Join us, perhaps you will be able to help solve a mystery.

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In this week's episode, we sit down with Duane Forrest singer-songwriter and multimedia artist on the Paris leg of his current European tour. We talk very vivid dreams of ivory coast, live dock shows in cottage country, heartbreak, chopped salad, Tuscany, all the coasts and all the black communities, Duane's decision to have a vinyl offering for his latest album #LeSol and much, much more!

Sol e Sol builds on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, reflecting musically Duane’s growth as an artist and a human being. 

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Recommendations from this episode:

In 2011 Duane founded Genesis Community of the Arts, a registered Canadian charity offering music and arts education to marginalized children and youth in Toronto and Central America. To find out more about Genesis please visit www.genesisartschool.com and donate if you can!

Marvin Gaye on Vinyl 

Joni Mitchell on Vinyl

Mother Cocktail Bar

Cousins,

It's been a year since we started the podcast !!! To celebrate we recorded a spooky Halloween night special at the house of arts with some friends. Join us as we get into; the horrors of dating, getting out of talking ships, and the scenarios where ghosting might be the safest thing to do. We'll also talk colourism, a tale of blocking and unblocking via social media, horror hook-up stories,  and why fetishizing women sucks for all involved.

Unfinished Business - A Spooky Halloween Night Special is in serious defense of making dating and this planet safer for women. Thanks for rocking with us for ONE WHOLE YEAR, love you boo!

Happy Halloween, 

xoxo

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In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May. We discuss all things splendid of fall, petition for a Toronto Oscar Season, get into #Freebritney, talk the Toronto Release of the Drake Album, and tell why you should be pulling a Kristen Stewart this fall (it's totally a good thing).

Join us on Luke Warm Topics as May makes a real case for watching the #RHWBH, we feel our way through the vaccine passport arena, Donda and new Kanye, and mostly imagine the post-pandemic world as a time of renaissance, Harlem.

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In this week's episode, we sit down with Fresh Daily and Musa Bey - both MCs, graphic designers, and co-hosts of BEAT HAUS, a beat-based event and radio series. 

We talk about the culture of BEAT shows, artistic offerings, the two cornerstones of any successful brand, shake your ass music across the genres, what we gain in community, Fresh Daily's collaborative art brand #VERYRELAXED  and the intricate science of the relaunch. 

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Recommendations from this episode:

June Bug

Paper Monday I A Creative Studio I by Rog and Bee Walker

Max Roach - Members, Don't Git Weary - Equipoise

Dawoud Bey

Doug Carn I Moonchild

 

 

 

This week we have Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaïa Kater singer-songwriter, guitar, piano and banjo player. We talk about how her name is rooted in a Bob Marley song, her debut EP Nine Pin which got traction while she was still in school, lessons from her first tour, Kaïa's fathers' migration story from Grenada.

We also get into what we have to offer our parents, the components that make up a good song, our shared love for Nina Simone's perspective on freedom, years that ask you to live more deeply, and midsommar flower dresses.

Look out for Kaïa's upcoming single, Parallels out October 2021 at Kaïa Kater 

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Recommendations from this episode:

James Blount Spider Tales: Named for Anansi—the great trickster of Akan mythology—Spider Tales features fourteen carefully chosen tracks drawn from Blount’s extensive research of Black and Indigenous mountain music. 

Christian Scott, trumpeter and composer 

Laura Mvula's New Album Pink Noise

L'Rain - Fatigue 

Master of None, Seasons 3 - Moments in Love

 

On this weeks podcast we are joined by Maaza Mengiste  a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the novel, The Shadow King, which is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, ElleTime, and more. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was named one of the best books of 2010 by the  Boston Globe. 

Her work can be found in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Granta, The Guardian, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and BBC.

References from this episode:

You Will Die At 20

 

 

In this week's episode, we're joined by Digital Creator Liza Samson, who was born and raised in Seychelles. We talk the path to embracing black centred beauty standards,  her connection to the other Liza - Yes Minelli, and how finding the essence of a creative piece might be the moment you know it's done. 

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In this week's episode, we're joined by Assistant Director, and member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Shamso. We talk about her upbringing in rural Eastern Ontario, what it means to try and find your place in the world, gratitude walks, and the joy of exploring different black dialects and. We also get into the art of manifestation as Shamso breaks down the inner mechanics of the tv industry, and explains what it really takes to be crew your favourite TV show or Film.

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Recommendations from this episode:

The Daily Shine Meditation App

The Black Lady Sketch Show Courtroom Kiki

 

 

 

 

In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May. We discuss the Black Women's Lux movement, #Freebritney, all the African Independence days, Canada day reflections, the latest on our favourite Royals and so much more.

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Idel Galbete is a traditional birth companion who is focused on womb work, root healing, emotional and spiritual wellness. Join us as we get into conscious conception, labour as an effort between worlds, grand ancestral practices in the birthing experience. As well as moving beyond the pelvic floor disorder epidemic which impacts individuals who do or do not give birth. 

Recommendation from this episode: 

Sacred Womanhood A Guide to Healing

Nagad I Free Birth Story

 

 

 

Said, is a French-Comorian living in Calgary. He's also Western Living's Foodie of the Year and a self-taught pastry nerd who earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience before getting the baking bug. This week we discuss Said's childhood in the suburbs of France and pitch ideas for the citizenship test (hint Paul Gross). We swap pandemic baking stories, and discuss the great Swahili coast foodways. We list our favorite humble Canadian pastries and discuss how Said makes refined recipes that speak to his unique background and lived experience. We see big things in his feature @foodnetworkca we're talking to you!

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Recommendations:

Shad I TAO I Out October 1st

Black Skin, White Masks Frantz Fanon

Gallant

Hawa Hassan I In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

 

 

In this week's episode, we talk to Football Coach Brian Walker  who focuses on speed and movement development at  D-Backs Academy. We discuss his teaching philosophy, strategies for healing from injuries, Brian's rest rituals, the importance of mental health in sports, and his complex feelings about Juneteenth Celebrations. Please make sure you comment, rate, and subscribe. Send us your feedback at contact@youngeastafricangirl.com

Recommendations from this episode:

Dr. Claude Anderson I Powernomics I The National Plan to Empower Black America

Solange | A Seat At The Table

Dr. John Henrick Clarke on African Democracy

Moneybagg Yo

 

 

Happy Juneteenth Jubilee Cousins!

If like us you’re putting off trips for a while we hope you come along with us while we pretend we’re on the continent for Juneteenth Jubilee Holiday Celebrations. Be sure to check out Our Essential Juneteenth List of Film, TV, and Books recommendations curated in part by Young East African Girl Podcast Guests. Please make sure you comment, rate and subscribe. Send us your feedback at contact@youngeastafricangirl.com

Accra Trip Sources:

  1. Sobolo Spiced Hibiscus Drink 
  2. Hit up Gallery 1957 
  3. Make time for Makola market
  4. Cook up some Wakaye 
  5. Soak up the music at true Ghanian Hot Spot 
  6. Check out Daily Paper – A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries 
  7. Yes we said Ghollywood: Stream Potomanto  and Shampaign on Demand Africa.
  8. Head over to Afrochella
  9. http://republicbargh.com/
  10. The Apagya Showband - Nsamanfo Baby-Baby
 

 

 

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