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S3E3: How to Minimize Defensiveness in Tough Conversations

Oct. 18, 2021

Want to know more about how to cultivate skills and competencies around ACTUALLY being in hard conversations on race and social justice? If so, you’re going to love our new “mini” episodes! In this first “mini” episode for y…

S3E2: Why Language is So Important [A Deeper Dive]

Oct. 11, 2021

Join us for today’s episode as we reflect on last week’s interview with the brilliant Colorado poet laureate, Bobby LeFebre. We’re diving into radical imagination and how it fits into social justice work, breaking down inten…

S3E1: Radical Imagination in Racial Justice with Bobby LeFebre

Oct. 4, 2021

What could we create if we leaned into radical imagination? In this episode, we’re bringing you an inspirational conversation with poet Bobby LeFebre. Bobby is an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural worker fusing n…

S2E20: Demystifying Critical Race Theory

July 26, 2021

What do you think of when you hear the term Critical Race Theory? There is a lot of debate and misconception about this in the school systems right now and in today’s episode — our season 2 finale! — we are breaking it down …

S2E19: Freedom and Professionalism [A Deeper Dive]

July 12, 2021

What do professionalism and freedom mean to you? In today’s episode, we’re taking a deeper dive into this idea while we debrief last week’s epic episode with Darrie Matthew Burrage. Join us as we explore professionalism, whi…

S2E18: Whiteness + Capitalism = Professionalism with Darrie Matthew Burrage

July 5, 2021

What is professionalism, really? In this episode, we’re joined by Darrie Matthew Burrage to explore where professionalism comes from, what it has to do with whiteness and capitalism, and what we feel it really SHOULD mean.  …

S2E17: The Illusions of White Supremacy [A Deeper Dive]

June 28, 2021

White supremacy truly fucks us all, and there are many illusions about it that we don’t always recognize but are so important to explore. So in this episode, we’re diving deeper into last week’s episode with Courtney Napier …

S2E16: How White Supremacy F***s Us All with Courtney Napier

June 21, 2021

If you know better, you can do better. Join us in today’s episode, where we’re joined by writer, journalist, and antiracism coach, Courtney Napier, to explore the role our ancestors play in our lives as well as the illusions…

S2E15: The Neurobiology of DEI Work [A Deeper Dive]

June 14, 2021

So you’ve come to realize there are some things you’ve grown up with when it comes to race that you want to change, and you’re ready to start unlearning them. How hard can it be, right? But DEI work is definitely easier said…

S2E14: From Allies to Abolitionists with Jeff Campbell

June 7, 2021

From plays to protests, advocate and artist Jeff Campbell is mixing theatre and community organization to get the word out about the social justice issues impacting the Denver, Colorado area. In this episode, Jeff joins us t…

S2E13: Freedom to Just Be [A Deeper Dive]

May 24, 2021

What will it take for BIPOC to truly be free? This week, we’re debriefing the eye-opening conversation we had with DEI activist Crystal Lynese on the oppressive behaviors and origins of “Karen.” Tune in to this episode as we…

S2E12: The Historical Creation of Karen with Crystal Lynese

May 17, 2021

Karen is not new. White women have been bringing out their inner Karen for a LOT longer than you might think. So where exactly did Karen come from? In this episode, we’re joined by our guest Crystal Lynese, a DEI advocate wh…

S2E11: Climate Justice Touches Everything [A Deeper Dive]

May 10, 2021

This week, we’re breaking down some of the big takeaways from our conversation with community and climate activist Reverend Yearwood. He shared a powerful call to action for EVERYONE to organize & mobilize on the journey to …

S2E10: Centering Justice in the Climate Crisis with Reverend Yearwood

May 3, 2021

What will happen if we don’t change our environmental impact NOW? Where do you fit in the climate crisis conversation? In today’s episode we’re diving into these questions with Founder & President of Hip Hop Caucus and commu…

S2E9: Reacting to the Chauvin Trial Verdict & What’s Next

April 26, 2021

Will the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd spark reform and improve the systemic issues that BIPOC face when interacting with police? There’s still a lot of work to do, but the ruling is a step …

S2E8: Thriving Over Surviving [A Deeper Dive]

April 19, 2021

We heard some profound truths in our conversation last week with rebel, activist, and speaker Dr. Melissa Bird. She left us wondering about how to heal generational trauma, and what we can do to truly understand (and meet) t…

S2E7: Using Your Voice and Rebel Activism with Dr. Melissa Bird

April 12, 2021

There is always a way to make a difference. Just ask our guest this week, activist Dr. Melissa “Missy” Bird — the CEO of Natural Born Rebel and a fierce public speaker on a quest for equality and justice. From protesting on …

S2E6: The Power of Sharing Stories [A Deeper Dive]

April 5, 2021

Making progress to understand and accept people of ALL cultures is becoming a life or death situation. Questions still linger as people wonder if they are safe in their communities, and whether the police officers they rely …

S2E5: Sparking Honesty and Action Through Film w/ Katrina Miller

March 22, 2021

Are you willing to risk what is uncomfortable for what is right? This week we’re talking with Katrina Miller, a filmmaker, producer, and owner of Blackat Video Productions, who joins us to talk about her film “This Is [Not] …

S2E4: From Powerless to Empowered [A Deeper Dive]

March 15, 2021

What does it take to speak freely and address the problems faced by BIPOC in our society? In this episode, we're digging deeper into this question, inspired by our conversation with last week's guest - pastor, rapper, and po…

S2E3: Permission to Speak Freely with Pedro S. Silva II

March 8, 2021

For Pedro S. Silva II, the ability to use his voice as a pastor, poet, and rapper has allowed him to engage his community in open conversations about race and social issues. He’s been getting the word out creatively — both o…

S2E2: Acknowledging Privilege [A Deeper Dive]

March 1, 2021

We’re breaking it down on this very first “debrief” episode about some of the biggest takeaways from last week’s conversation with CEO and podcaster Khrystal Jones. She shared some mic-drop worthy advice on why you NEED to a…

S2E1: Choosing Values Over “Shoulds” with Khrystal Jones

Feb. 22, 2021

We’re kicking off season 2 with a little something different for you, and we’re keeping it in the family! On today’s episode, we’re joined by Courthney’s little sister, Khrystal Jones. She’s the founder and CEO of Diamonds i…

S1E9: Looking Back and What’s To Come

Feb. 8, 2021

As we bring the first season to a close, it’s time to reflect on the honest conversations we’ve had so far on Humanize. What started as a concept has truly grown into a platform for open discussions about the racial and soci…