Episode 72: It Takes Two

it takes two

Justin and Joy celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary and share three lessons they learned in their second year of marriage.

  • Today is our two-year wedding anniversary!
  • Joy’s extreme comfort with talking about death.
  • Organizing our closet with these gems from IKEA.
  • Justin rationalizing the size of his shoe collection.
  • Three themes we learned in our 2nd year of marriage:
  • And much more!

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Episode 71: (Alt)ernate Reality


Justin and Joy relive partying with Beyoncé and Jay-Z and dissect white fragility following the events in Charlottesville.

  • Partying with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
  • Uncle duties wore Justin out after three days…smh.
  • Justin’s poor ability to properly take care of himself.
  • Charlottesville, Virginia: A hoodless klan rally.
  • You MUST identify and name behavior in order to change it.
  • The best social commentary on Charlottesville.
  • And much more!

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Episode 70: Nate Howard | Tell Your Story Before They Do

  • Nate’s USC graduation aggressively ending with 79 LAPD officers.
  • Nate’s early introduction to poetry and how it influenced the creation of his slogan “Tell Your Story Before They Do.”
  • The evolution of his non-profit, Movement Be, from music to education.
  • Transitioning from the corporate world to a full-time entrepreneur.
  • How he met his girlfriend and her influence on his commitment to his dreams.
  • Nate’s goals for the next five years.
  • Fish Bowl: What worries you most about the future? What do you regret most in life? Other than money, what else have you gained from your current job?
  • And much more!

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Episode 69: (S)expectations

  • When watching music videos was the thing to do.
  • Joy’s wisdom teeth removal and HARSH breath.
  • The downside of seeing movies after all the hype.
  • Esther Perel’s series on Audible and view on sexual compatibility.
  • Who is the gatekeeper for sex?
  • Why taboo subjects aren’t beneficial to growth.
  • Is it acceptable to call women females?
  • And much more!

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Episode 68: Lena Waithe | Hollywood Is Life

Justin and Joy sit down with Lena Waithe to discuss her recent Emmy nomination, relationship with a Hollywood executive, and the importance of having television content reflective of black culture.

Elevator Pitch

  • Lena’s recent Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
  • The importance of representing black culture in Hollywood.
  • The story behind Lena’s coming out story in Master of None’s “Thanksgiving” episode.
  • Being her current partner’s first girlfriend and dating a Hollywood executive.
  • Working with Steven Spielberg in the upcoming film, “Ready Player One”.
  • Her upcoming series with Showtime, “The Chi”, and the the motivation behind its inception.
  • Why it’s critical to have more black executives in Hollywood.
  • Fish Bowl: Are you holding onto something you should let go of? What big lesson can people learn from your life?
  • And much more!

Lena Waithe
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Episode 67: Cassy Athena | Stay In Your Frame

Cassy Athena

Elevator Pitch

  • Cassy’s early photography inspirations and love for visual arts.
  • How she developed her signature Cassy Athena watermark.
  • The infamous Nick Young meme.
  • Surviving a brain tumor and her continued path to recovery.
  • Overcoming the obstacles of being one of the few women in a male dominated industry.
  • The impact her career has had on her dating life.
  • The power of social media and personal relationships.
  • Fish Bowl: What big lesson can people learn from your life? When will you be good enough for you? What would you change if you were never going to die?
  • And much more!

Cassy Athena
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