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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S1 E11: When You Inspire the Legends (with DJ Eddie Cheeba)

S1 E11: When You Inspire the Legends (with DJ Eddie Cheeba)

Noted by Russell Simmons as one of the reasons he entered the music business, the unsung legend Eddie Cheeba is one of the pioneers of hip hop. Cheeba sat down with us and shared his experiences within his novice years as one of the most internationally sought out DJs, his experience bringing hip hop overseas, and how the game has changed today.

S1 E10: How Do You Eat an Elephant? (with Haasan Barclay)

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S1 E10: How Do You Eat an Elephant? (with Haasan Barclay)

Producer, artist and overall musician, Haasan Barclay has one of the most unique sounds, ever. His production credits include work with Boston-based artists like Original Kadeem, Michael Christmas and OG Swaggerdick. But this project that he dropped, entitled Heaven is Your Last Dream, is what initially caught our attention.

Stay tuned as we talk about his first-year experience as an artist and badass musician.

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S1 E9: 10 Years of Yes (with Yvonne Orji)

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S1 E9: 10 Years of Yes (with Yvonne Orji)

Hilarious comedienne, writer and actress, Yvonne Orji is here with me today talking about the story behind her first-year experience getting into the entertainment industry. Just to give you a bit of background, Yvonne does everything from stand-up comedy to writing and starring in her self-created series called First-gen.

She’s now starring in HBO’s forthcoming series, created by Issa Rae, titled Insecure. She has an amazing story, so listen here to catch some gems!

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S1 E7.0 First Year Project’s First (with Bad Decisions Collective)

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S1 E7.0 First Year Project’s First (with Bad Decisions Collective)

Because you all have been so supportive of the First Year Project movement, I'm sharing my very first, fully recorded interview. It features a conversation I had in January 2015 with the a group consisting of DJs, music producers and artists, called Bad Decisions Collective. We talk about how the group got its start, changes Boston has gone through in the last 5-10 years and what's up next for the group.

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S1 E5: F*ck Structure. Things Are A Lot Better Free (with The Samo D)

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S1 E5: F*ck Structure. Things Are A Lot Better Free (with The Samo D)

As a unique artist, hailing from Dorchester, The Samo D is one of the most down to earth, genuine souls I’ve met in a while. With only a couple songs put out, he’s been featured in Pigeons & Planes Best of 5 On It and by MTV as someone who’s definitely pushing the boundaries sonically. In today’s episode we talk about his first-year experiences as an artist & creative, and the eclectic movement that’s happening in Boston and spreading nationwide.

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S1 E4: Boston Is The New Boston (with Saedi ft. Samo D)

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S1 E4: Boston Is The New Boston (with Saedi ft. Samo D)

Producer of smooth and soulful beats, coupled with creative and funky visuals, Saedi is a producer and visual designer hailing from Boston. On today’s episode we’re talking about first-years and everything BOSTON—from the influx of creatives finally getting national recognition for their work, to our favorite things about the city.

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S1 E3: Stay Trill (with Heather from Trillfit)

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S1 E3: Stay Trill (with Heather from Trillfit)

From creating experiences like Brunch & Burn to very recently winning Epicenter Community’sAccelerate Boston Pitch Contest, Heather has hit the ground running with the development of the Boston-based, boutique fitness startup, perfectly named Trillfit. Catch our conversation with the founder here on the podcast.

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S1 E2: The $100 T-Shirt (with 1Percent Gallery)

S1 E2: The $100 T-Shirt (with 1Percent Gallery)

On today's episode Donald and Patrick from 1Percent Gallery  and I talk about how they started the company selling $100 apparel pieces. From their first project to establishing 1Percent Gallery Sounds, the founders have played an important role in the new paradigm for Boston's creative culture.

S1 E1: You Aint Loud Enough (with Ian Powell)

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S1 E1: You Aint Loud Enough (with Ian Powell)

On today's episode, I talk to Ian Powell from Loud Minds about how the Boston-based, multimedia platform got its start. We cover Ian's first year showcasing artists such as, Cousin Stizz, Michael Christmas and Jefe Replay, along with navigating through the challenges and the progression of the Loud Minds brand up until now.

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First Year Project Trailer

As this is my first year podcasting, it may have taken me 2 full days just to figure out how to post this episode (rss feeds are no joke). That said, please take a listen, and share with everyone you know in the world. No pressure.

xo,

Alexis

Host & Founder, First Year Project.


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Coming Soon

Thanks for visiting.

Our First Year Project podcast will launch the end of March 2016. Here's more information:

First Year Project

A podcast that highlights the good, the bad, and the integral parts of the first-year experience.

Hosted by Alexis, Founder of First Year Project.

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