2017 SEASON 2 RECAP EPISODE

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2017 SEASON 2 RECAP EPISODE

This season began with a move back home to Boston and ended with the first live show!

In this week’s #FIRSTFAVS, check out the Season 2 Recap, listening back to snippets of interviews from the most recent season on beginnings, life transitions and learned lessons...

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S2 E9: "Make Empathy Great Again" (with Melissa Obleada)

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S2 E9: "Make Empathy Great Again" (with Melissa Obleada)

On today's episode I talk with Melissa Obleada from the culture team at Hubspot about aspects of her journey with cancer, how she got her start at Hubspot and the value in being patient with yourself. At the end of the episode I also share some of your stories, thoughts and concerns about health care. Listen here.

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S2 E8: Get Out Of Your Zone (with Michell Clark of Artistic Manifesto)

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S2 E8: Get Out Of Your Zone (with Michell Clark of Artistic Manifesto)

While hip hop and other music blogs covering a gamut of artists frequent the internet now, that wasn't always the case. Motivated by a friendly dare, Michell Clark and his team have steadily developed the Artistic Manifesto brand organically, with well written pieces and some of the dopest music selections shared on the internet since 2009. On Twitter alone, the brand has over 36 thousand followers, and is steadily growing. 

Listen to my conversation with Michell as we talk about music, getting kicked out of school and the importance of pushing forward even when you don't know exactly what the next step will be.

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S2 E5: "Sh*t, Now I Have To Make A Movie!" (with Tannis)

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S2 E5: "Sh*t, Now I Have To Make A Movie!" (with Tannis)

Before Ava Duvernay, I'm pretty sure that I couldn't name any other women of color filmmakers off of the top of my head. While the percentage of women of color filmmakers in Hollywood is definitely comparatively dismal, many amazing Black women filmmakers have and still exist—and their work is dope...Click here for S2 E5.

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S2 E1: Start Now (with Langston Kerman)

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S2 E1: Start Now (with Langston Kerman)

Everything for a reason, right? Listen to S2 E1 here with comedian and writer Langston Kerman as we discuss navigating through our own tough transitions, the power behind everyday habits and why the small moments may matter the most in the long run. Oh and you also may remember Langston as one of the light skin dudes on this amazing show on HBO called Insecure.

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S1 E15: Freedom (with Kiana Fitzgerald)

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S1 E15: Freedom (with Kiana Fitzgerald)

I first heard of Kiana on Gimlet Media’s podcast, Sampler, and have been following her work since. From the deep southern cuts in her mixes on Soundcloud to her writing pieces and music reviews on NPR, music writer and DJ, Kiana Fitzgerald, at the age of twenty-six is doing a little of it all.Still very much in life’s transitional phase, as am I, listen as Kiana and I talk about new beginnings, the absurdity of this week and both the beauty and fear that’s intertwined with embracing the process.

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Walking In Your Own Truth: Meet Nnaemeka Ekwelum

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Walking In Your Own Truth: Meet Nnaemeka Ekwelum

Social justice educator, advocate, FYP community member and all-around dope individual, Nnaemeka Ekwelum is not only a close friend of over 10 years, but he’s also one of the most intelligent and self-aware people I know. Check out our conversation below about his first-year experience teaching, applying to PhD programs and the magic behind walking in your own truth.

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S1 E13: Like a Boss (with Malia Lazu)

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S1 E13: Like a Boss (with Malia Lazu)

Activist, civic organizer and all-around innovator, Malia Lazu is the Founder and President of Epicenter Community. Previously, Malia started MassVOTE at 19 years old, has worked on national political campaigns, was a Community Innovators Fellow at MIT and the co-founder and executive director of Future Boston Alliance.

On today’s episode we’re talking about the nonprofit sector, neighborhoods, and the first-year experience seeing your very own community change before your eyes.  

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