Society & Culture

Listen in, as co-hosts Alberto and Arthur interview guests as they share their fascinating stories! Each episode of The Candid Mic podcast is brought to life with music and sound bites to capture that moment as you walk a mile in their shoes. With humor and humility infused, they ask the candid questions that can be difficult to ask. Be sure to check out the podcast that entertains, The Candid Mic podcast.

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Retarded is an offensive term... or is it??? This funny, upbeat story will keep you on your toes. Demytris shares her life about Peanut, her son with Down Syndrome.  So lighten up, listen in, and Don't Be Offended.

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From infantry to stripping! Ben talks about life in Georgia and takes us deep into Iraq territory where he was “kicking down doors and taking care of business” during his deployment in the Operation Iraqi Freedom War. He explains his struggles with PTSD and Depression from his medical retirement in the U.S. Army. Feel the bullets fly and the bombs go off as we ask about his worst day during his deployment in Iraq. And yes, we said stripping.

 

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October 22, 2020

Demons Never Die

Growing up with her mom practicing Witchcraft, Dr. Erica Barr recalls experiencing the SUPERNATURAL. She shares with our listeners being around WARLOCKS and WITCHES, the moment she was saved, and the everyday battle she faced with demons when the two worlds collided. We discuss different types of Witchcraft, Exorcisms, and why she says, “Demons Never Die.” Dr. Barr also shares the success of her YOUTUBE hit, "$2 Dollar Hot Dog $1 Water" which landed her on the Jimmy Kimmel show, the NFL, and other media outlets.

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August 25, 2020

The Thin Red Line

Ceagus Clark, a Planning and Codes Director at City of White House, TN gives us an in depth explanation of how systematic policies were put into place and how they are used today. We discuss REDLINING, the Gentrification process, The Affordable Housing Act, White Flight, the creation of Racism, and a good ole Ass Woopin.

As a city planner, he discusses his role, the importance of surveys, working in both private and public sectors, zoning, city planning, and how he uses what he has learned to better serve his community. 

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July 17, 2020

Lost in China

Teaching English as a second language (ESL), Betsy shares her experiences abroad. We discuss the cultural differences she encountered while living in China and Japan, and shares her adventure of getting lost in the jungle trying to reach Monkey Island.  Growing up in Vidalia, Georgia, Betsy talks about her experiences with segregation and religion. And it wouldn’t be an episode of The Candid Mic Podcast without topics like Women’s Rights and cruel dog practices.   

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July 1, 2020

Race For Change

Recorded outside, guests Hamid Abdullah and Brother Eugene discuss George Floyd, Protesting, Rioting, Police Brutality, and the lack of African History. Listen as we come together to discuss America’s current state, solutions, and events taking place in Nashville, TN.

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Professional Boxer Sena Agbeko talks BOXING. We discuss what goes on behind the lime lights and the struggles he has faced trying to fight the best in the business. He remembers meeting Floyd Mayweather and how it influenced his life, and the opportunity he had to fight Gennady Golovkin. Listen as he talks about his first fight coming to the US,his win against Brian Vera, and as HE CALLS OUT...

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June 12, 2020

AVAGA!

Professional Boxer Sena Agbeko Shares his story and relives his childhood memories catching birds in Accra, Ghana to moving back to his home village after only knowing city life. We discuss his inspiration for his book, Masters of Voodoo – The Tale of the Ghost Mother and Child, and how it relates to his tribe, the Ewe people in the Volta Region. This interview also gives us a glimpse into the reason behind taking up boxing and the importance of representing his African Culture.

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Sena Agbeko Interview

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Divorce, adultery, mental health issues… Need we say more? Meet Jim as we talk about his life raising a child on his own after his ex-wife struggles with Bipolar Disorder and a mental breakdown. Jim reveals his own battle with depression that lead to a suicide attempt. Don’t forget to laugh as we discuss marriage and its relevance in today’s social culture. Love him or hate him, Jim explains his “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” attitude towards responsibility.

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February 28, 2020

Stripped

From infantry to stripping! Ben talks about life in Georgia and takes us deep into Iraq territory where he was “kicking down doors and taking care of business” during his deployment in the Operation Iraqi Freedom War. He explains his struggles with PTSD and Depression from his medical retirement in the U.S. Army. Feel the bullets fly and the bombs go off as we ask about his worst day during his deployment in Iraq. And yes, we said stripping.

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