The Swinging Palm Trees Podcast

The Swinging Palm Trees Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode #87 with Joey Stuckey
July 11, 2023

On today's episode, I chat with award winning musician & educator Joey Stuckey.  Joey talks about his life in music, his career in the industry, and his love & passion for The Blues, and why music has always been a source of solace to him.  A

Episode #86 with Erick Kwashie
June 28, 2023

On today's episode, I chat with Erick, a Script editor & Story Consultant.  He shares with us his story and how he got into the industry, the ongoing challenges he faced and still faces, why representation is vital and the importance of heritage

Episode #85 with Marshall Julius
June 20, 2023

On today's episode, I chat with journalist, film critic & nerd, Marshall Julius.  We talk about his new book, 'Masters of Make-Up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic' which he co-authored with legendary effects wizard Howard Berger. W

Episode #84 with Tinuola Fakoya
June 06, 2023

On today's episode, it's a laid back chat with my good friend, Tinu, and you can tell from the first 10 seconds of conversation!   We talk about her upbringing, life vignettes, what it means to be Yoruba, its traditions and culture.  We also dis

Episode #83 with Malcolm Robinson
May 23, 2023

On today's episode I talk to Biomedical Scientist (BMS) and Founder of Harvey's Gang, Malcolm Robinson.  Harvey's Gang are lab tours for young patients and their families to give them the chance to talk to the various medical staff who work

Episode #82 with Vince Fraser
May 16, 2023

In this episode, I talk with Digital illustrator and Visual Artist Vince Fraser. Vince shares how he started within the industry and we take a  look at how his craft is continually evolving.  We discuss Afro-Futurism & Afro-surrealism through a Black

Episode #81 with Adesua Okosun
May 03, 2023

In this episode, I chat with Visual storyteller Adesua Okosun.  Adesua talks about her interest in film-making, her documentary project called 'The Other Side' that includes stories about the LGBTQ communities in The Republic of Côte d'Ivoi

Episode #80 with R. Evon Benson-Idahosa
April 18, 2023

Trigger Warning: this episode addresses issues involving sex trafficking and trauma.In this episode, I chat with Evon Benson-Idahosa, a leading expert and thought leader on the subjects of modern day slavery and gender based violence in sub-Saharan Africa

A Special Episode-Where's Home Really? with Jimi Famurewa
April 13, 2023

Pax vobiscum! This is The Swinging Palm Trees podcast, where I talk to my guests about their lives and they share the quotes and sayings that continually inspire them. My name is Akin, creator and host of the podcast and thanks for stopping by.For regular

Episode #79 with Ram V
April 04, 2023

On today's episode I chat with author and graphic novel creator Ram V about his career.  Ram shares how he started within the industry, his first self published graphic novel and his work with DC comics and Marvel.  Ram talks about his creative proce