Oh Baby! We’re Back!

Interview outline

We are back after a life hiatus:
On this episode I sat down with Dr. Elisabeth Baquet and talked about her path in medicine/healthcare as Ob-Gyn, Black Maternal Health, & Postpartum Mood Disorders and more


On this episode I sat down with Alicia Partee M.A. , LMFT and we discussed her new book a bit about we each can Authentigrate through the changes & transitions in life.

Podcast Outline & Notes

  • Welcome to the podcast
  • Brief intro: who is Alicia Partee & How we know each other



Main Interview

  • A bit about Alicia’s background
    • “God does not waste an experience” – can be leveraged to your future
    • Do what your called to do – don’t worry about your title
  • Authentigrate – tells us about your book
    • Alicia uses the hurt and challenges when moving abroad to authentically integrate. Essentially the book is about changes and transitions. Taking you on a discovery on who you are.
    • I see you, You see me, & We see each other
    • Get the book
  • How you balance it all: writer, ministry, wife, yourself etc; Tips for others
    • As a spouse: Find your “I need you” phrase. This is the drop everything moment (to be used lightly & not abused)
    • Look out for the Harmony course – create and align your purpose statement with the activities you take on
    • Live your life on purpose!


  • Upcoming events/ where to buy the book

REGISTER: Authentigrate Master Class & Book Launch – June 25th

Alicia’s Book: Authentigrate on Amazon

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Engineer Your Holiday

On this episode I sat down with Kia Benion and we talk about holiday treats and her upcoming Warm Winter Simple Syrup (limited release) that drops Saturday November 27th


Thanksgiving episode Outline

Welcome back Kia!!

How was your Thanksgiving – Staying safe

Holiday Recipe ideas (pastries & Cocktails)

  • Thanksgiving
    • Spice Forward
      • Apple, cinnamon, fall fruit cobblers
    • Warm and autumn
      • Play into the spices
    • Christmas

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Pushing, Fighting & Expecting

On this episode we checked back in with Tramaine Lewis of Charlee’s Cure Foundation. She shares the numerous medical challenges her & Charlee have been facing since we last spoke. She also shares advise and words and encouragement for others. 

Outline for this episode:

Welcome Back to the podcast Tramaine!!

                Previous episodes with Tramaine: Episode 7 & 14

                                Episode 7 – Caring for the Caretaker

                                Episode 14: Check in with Charlee’s Angel Tramaine

  • How is Charlee?
  • What’s the latest with Tramaine?
  • Latest on Charlee’s Cure Foundation. Outro – upcoming events that Charlee wants to plug

Song referenced Surrounded – Upperroom

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charleescure/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charleescurefoundation

Charlee’s Hashtag: #charleestrong

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Helluva Pastry Engineer

On this episode I sat down with Kia Benion who uses her brand The Pastry Engineer to teach kids about STEM

Outline for Interview


Welcome to the podcast 

Quick how we know each other – Spoiler: Kia is Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an Pastry Engineer

Main Interview topics:

How you started with the Pastry Engineer & Cocktail Engineer

                Referenced: Episode 13 – A Sweet Conversation with Kaitlin Guerin

Tips for those looking to get into culinary and/or  STEM 

  • Hygroscopic – tending to absorb moisture from the air

How have you managed through out the pandemic – Personally & professionally

  • Professionally: Pivoting to corporate team building
  • Personally: Being realistic but still trying to maintain things that were important to Kia; staying connected to friends 😊


How can folks reach out/ book to you

Plugging any other upcoming events etc 


Contact Kia/ The Pastry Engineer



Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Sit, Listen, & Live Your Truth

On this episode I sat down with my friend Reginald Darby to talk about his time on “The Hill”, our days back at Howard as well as a host of other topics 

Outline for interview

Outline for interview

Intro – Welcome to the podcast

A little about Reggie 

How we know each other

Main Interview

More about Reggie’s life & career

– how Reggie navigated into and out of working on The Hill

– tips for others who may be interested: challenges Reggie faced along the way & how he overcame them

Other topics discussed

– What Reggie did during the lockdown

Rosewood strategies – more info coming soon

Jack’d – dating app Queer People of color

– Pride month and what it’s like for him as a black gay man

Pop culture/currently in politics topics 

– thoughts/ comments Britney spears conservatorship case 


How can people reach out & stay tuned

@thereginalddarby – Instagram

@PoliticoNoire – Twitter

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Presiding Over Your Life

Outline for interview


-Welcome to the podcast

Intro Judge Brown – a little about yourself

– how we know each other

Main interview

  • A little about yourself 
  • How you became a judge 
  • Tips for others
    • Dream bigger – listen to God’s calling for you
    • Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean you can’t be it – Don’t limit yourself by what is around you.
    • Don’t be afraid to be different!
    • Do what you have to do now so you can do what you want to do later
    • Get ready for the things you want to do – learn what you will need

Hot topics 

  • Thoughts on cases in recent history involving police shootings (especially of unarmed black persons)?; Does it hit a bit different being a part of the justice system and a black woman?
  • What do you see as the role of judges and the justice system in tackling injustices like this
  • What is role for judges to tackle unconscious bias (Shelyna’s work in this area)

Other Topics

Sheylna’s forthcoming book – Preside

How people can reach you & stay tuned to keep and eye out for the book 


Shelyna on LinkedIn

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Comments from Corey

On this episode I sat down with my college friend Corey Daniels to talk how he got into the world of information security and a host of hot topics

Outline for Interview

Intro – Welcome to the Podcast

  • How we know each other

Main interview

  • A bit about Corey’s Background
  • how you got into information security
  • Being open
  • What its like being and independent contractor
  • Independent vs Government employees

Tips for others

Other hot topics

  • Quarantine chronicles how have you been managing during the pandemic
  • DC vibes: The energy changes of the various presidential administrations Bush to Biden
  • Thoughts on how Kamala is doing so far;
  • Queen Elizabeth & The Royals – thought on the Harry Meghan interview; death of Prince Philip
  • How privileged are you quiz

Outro – Ways to follow Corey

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/