Naked Conversations: Race, Culture, & Beyond

Naked Conversations: Race, Culture, & Beyond


Latest Episodes

S5E10: Juneteenth, Awkward Opportunities and Black Joy
June 23, 2021

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new episode of Naked Conversations! Today’s episode will be a review of many important matters happening at the moment. As most of our episodes begin, we will be speaking about what we’re currently into:  ...

S5E9: Make Money: DIY Investing with Angela Matthews
June 09, 2021

Welcome to the Race, Culture, and Beyond podcast! On the ninth episode of the series, we are joined by Angela Matthews. Angela is a DIY investment coach and strategist. As the founder of The Happy Investor Method, her goal is to make investing...

S5E8: Nikita Burks-Hale: An Imperfect Journey of Coming Out, Expressing Anger and Building a Business Empire.
June 02, 2021

Thank you for joining another episode of Race, Culture, and Beyond! For today’s episode, we will be joined by a very inspiring, smart, and committed to making a difference guest who is also very close to our hearts, Nikita Burks-Hale!  ...

S5E7: Mirna Valerio: Breaking Boundaries on Size, Race, and Running
May 19, 2021

In today’s episode, we have an incredible guest who is a brilliant and brave disruptor, with a huge smile and infectious personality. Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, and cross-country coach, ultramarathoner, author of...

S5E6: Black Enough? Woke Enough?
May 05, 2021

Welcome to the sixth episode of our fifth season of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversations Podcast! In today’s episode, we will be talking a little bit about the Derek Chauvin trial and the bitter-sweet feeling over it. Even though the...

S5E5: Equity & Education: Can Schools Fix Racism?
April 30, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of Race, Culture & Beyond: A Naked Conversations Podcast. In today’s episode, our special guest Amy Nelson will share with us her thoughts on racism and education.  Amy Nelson (she/her/hers) works full-time supporting...

S5E4: Engaging with Issues of Race in our Daily Lives: The What and the So What
April 14, 2021

In today's episode, we have a very particular conversation around Black-ish, an American sitcom television series created by Kenya Barris. Black-ish generates a conversation through the lens of race in daily life and makes us question...

S5E3: Fighting Fatigue: Balancing exhaust and energy in the quest to eradicate racism
April 08, 2021

In this episode we continue our conversation around colorism in addition to balancing fatigue and exhaustion in our everyday life with doing the work to eradicate racism while practicing self care.  For our culture topic today, we  delve...

S5E2: Boulder Grocery Store Shootings, Solidarity and Solutions
March 31, 2021

This episode was a tough one. Sage and Erica mourn the recent mass shooting in a Boulder grocery store, just around the corner from Sage’s home.  They discuss what it means to stand in solidarity and allow space for grief, while also working...

S5E1: Oprah’s Meghan & Harry Interview, Colorism and Courage
March 24, 2021

Sage and Erica stumble through another naked conversation, reliving watching Oprah’s explosive interview with Harry and Meghan and digging into the ugly roots of colorism while throwing shade on the systems that created it. Then Sage makes a bold...