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Category: Society & Culture

Cliff along with guests and friends discuss a variety of random topics that are fun, entertaining and thought provoking. The show features many people including artists, athletes, musicians, comedians and many more. No matter the topic, there’s something for everyone.

May 30, 2020

Episode 67: Church & Entertainment

Featuring; Reverend Lorenzo Small, Sr. of First United Presbyterian Church

 

(1:49) We discuss Christianity in the modern age. During this segment, we discuss how the church has been affected by entertainment and technology. We also discuss the perception of celebrity pastors and gospel artists. (9:50) We also discuss the state of the church. We talk about how the church has adapted during the pandemic and has dealt with change in general. Reverend Small addresses the struggle that exist between the church and millennials. (19:42) During the interview, Reverend Small gives advice to aspiring pastors, he tells us if being a pastor is truly a calling, he also tells us what's the biggest threat to the church, and then we learn about him leaving corporate America to answer the call.

May 23, 2020

Episode 66: Comic Books

Featuring Comic Book Artist & Creator; James Nelson

 

(1:53) We discuss the importance of comic books and their impact on entertainment. We also discuss how comic books influence both television and film. (11:27) Following that we discuss what it takes to create a good story. We talk about how it's tough putting together a fictional story versus a non-fictional story. (21:48) During the interview James tells us his favorite comic book series, what inspired his comic book series, what it's like putting together a comic book, and the vision for his work.

May 16, 2020

Episode 65: Reality Dating Shows

Featuring Producer; Nieshia Crawford

 

(2:06) We discuss reality dating shows and how they're taboo. We also discuss what makes them so interesting. Following that, we discuss the shift to streaming (TV & film). (11:35) We discuss how streaming platforms have benefited from the pandemic, the advantage streaming platforms have over networks, and why people prefer streaming over cable. (19:48) During the interview, Nieshia tells us how she got into producing, the challenges of being a producer, how "Love is Blind" came to be, and what she hopes people take away from the show.

May 9, 2020

Episode 64: The Power of Body Language

Featuring best selling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People & body language expert; Vanessa Van Edwards.

 

(2:15) We discuss the power of body language, its effect on communication, and how people give off certain queues subconsciously. (9:57) We also discuss the effects of social, how it goes against human nature, and how video calls can help people coupe with social distancing. (16:12)During the interview we learn about what sparked Vanessa's interest in her career, her thoughts on social media, and her thoughts about horoscopes.

April 25, 2020

Episode 63: Changing of the Guards

Featuring Music Executive; Squeak.

 

(1:52) We discuss life as an A&R where he talks about the responsibilities of an A&R and what role they play on the artist's. (12:54) We also discuss the "changing of the guards," how people change positions within entertainment, being a gatekeeper, and properly preparing the next generation. (20:52) Following that is an interview with Squeak where he tells us how he goe about finding artists, meeting Patty LaBelle, and his current projects.

April 18, 2020

Episode 62: The Inner Circle

Featuring DJ and Executive Producer; DJ Finesse.

 

(2:05) We discuss being a record label DJ, the importance of creating a brand, and how DJ's have a special skill set. (13:11) We also discuss entertainment's inner circle and how there's levels to being in entertainment, along with the importance of building relationships in the industry. (24:22) Following those topics is an interview with DJ Finesse where he tells us one of his most memorable moments, his favorite artist to work with, what makes him unique as a DJ, and his endeavors outside of being a DJ.

April 11, 2020

Episode 61: Cable News

Featuring Producer at MSNBC; Marcus Harun.

(1:59) We discuss how journalists are perceived by viewers and Covid-19's affect on news media. (14:46) We also discuss how cable news is often attacked by independent news outlets, the distrust of cable news, and address the perception that cable news is biased. (27:01) Following those topics is an interview with Marcus where we discuss the challenges of being a producer, his experience at MSNBC, remaining neutral, and the audience impact on new reporting.

April 4, 2020

Episode 60: Set Expectations

Featuring R&B, Hip-Hop & Pop Legend, Songwriter, Producer, and member of Full Force; Paul Anthony.

(2:20) We discuss being a songwriter and what it takes to put together a good song, from lyrics to production. (12:55) We also discuss doing business with family, how everyone should know their role and balancing it all out. (21:10) Following that is an interview with Paul as he discuss having a role in the movie House Party, Ain't My Type of Hype, writing for legendary artists, and his endeavors outside of music.

March 28, 2020

Episode 59: Breaking News

Featuring PBS Newshour Weekend, Correspondent Producer; Chris Booker.

(02:19) We discuss the importance of public broadcasting, how it bridges the gap between Americans, and it being a great source for insightful content. (12:36) We also discuss the news business, its importance and how the industry plays an increasingly important role during the Covid-19 pandemic. (26:09) During the interview, we learn more about Chris' time in the news business, his thoughts about it, the pressures, and delivering breaking news.

March 21, 2020

Episode 58: Cartoon Cartoons

Featuring Production Coordinator at Cartoon Network; Diara Bradley. We discuss the impact of cartoons, the animation post production process, followed by an interview with Diara.