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Artist Interview: Trevor Wentt (@t_wentt)

Trevor Wentt is a visual storyteller, photographer, and artist who makes art to challenge perspectives and give hope to the marginalized and oppressed. Trevor comes through to bless the pod and break down the power of visual storytelling, his moving #FreshnessFridaze IG project, and the albumsthat uplift and inspire him. Don't sleep on this one, y'all. Music by Yondo Beats

40 MIN2018 JAN 23
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Artist Interview: Trevor Wentt (@t_wentt)

Artist Interview: Shaun Lamott (@lamottspeaks)

Portland rapper, Shaun Lamott comes through to talk about his new EP 'Fragile' and the hip hop scene in Portland. We also talked about his experience of opening for Damian Lilliard and why Shaun seeks to be so vulnerable and transparent in his music. We open with a snippet of "Dreams," one of the standout records from the EP. You'll enjoy this one, folks. Fragile is available here and on all music outlets.

25 MIN2018 JAN 15
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Artist Interview: Shaun Lamott (@lamottspeaks)

Artist Interview: S A I T

Season two of BRL is upon us. We're kicking things off with an artist interview with Joanna Lee of S A I T, aneclectic and soulful group from Boston. We give a preview of their extremely dope track, "Angel in My Mind," and discuss her creative process, inspirations, and their upcoming release, the Desert EP. S A I T has a campaign going to finish their EP, so if you like what you hear, go some show support here! FollowS A I T on facebookand IG

24 MIN2018 JAN 8
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Artist Interview: S A I T

Two Special Announcements!

Hey folks, We've got two special announcements for you -- one about our next run of episodes for Season 2 of the podcast and one about a contest to help the pod and get a run of bonusepisodes on a very special topic. Do yourself a favor and listen in! Thanks for all the support!

3 MIN2018 JAN 3
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Two Special Announcements!

Best Books of 2017 (Side B)

Here is Side B of our Best Books of 2017 episode. Find outthe respective top five books from Claude and guest of the pod, Joe Volk. We'll help you start the new yearwith book recommendations to get your 2018 reading off to a strong start. We also want to hear from YOU...What wereyour top five reads of 2017? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. As always, leave us a review of the show or share the show with that nerdy friend who'd dig what we're dishing out. Music by Yondo Beats

46 MIN2018 JAN 2
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Best Books of 2017 (Side B)

Best Books of 2017 (Side A)

The end of the year means one thing: best of lists!Friend of the pod, Joe Volk swings through to share his top books of the year alongside Claude's top picks.What author found a spot on Claude's top 5 and on his most disappointing list? You can only find out by tuning in. Let our picks help you find some new booksto enjoy in 2018. Be sure to peep Side B for our top 5 selections. Books Mentioned: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Deep Work - Cal Newport 1Q84 - Murakami The Fire Next Time - Baldwin Tears We Cannot Stop - Dyson How Black in the Gospel - Skinner Introducing Black Theology - Fields A Black Theology of Liberation - Cone Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrere The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright

48 MIN2017 DEC 27
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Best Books of 2017 (Side A)

Interview w/ Kareem Manuel

Kareem Manuel (@kareem_manuel), Founder and CEO of We.Society, comes through to drop wisdom about entreprenuership, faith and activism, and the inspiring story of how he started We Apparel, a clothing company that has become a key movement for justice and dignity. Don't miss this one! Links weapparel.co Kareem's Interview with Let's Give a Damn Follow Kareem on Twitter and Instagram. Follow We. on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support Weby purchasingsome gear!

37 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Interview w/ Kareem Manuel

The Art of Rap w/ Cole Mize

Rapper, producer, and engineer, Cole Mize comes through to talk about the art of rap. Cole breaks it all down...from what makes a verse dope to the nebulous concept of flow and cadence to the literary power of rap. Cole even blessesus a little demonstration of a slept-onrap technique. Whether you're a hip-hophead or a casual fan, expect to learn a ton about the art of rap from one of the leading educational figures in the rap community. Cole and Claudealso discusssome of theirfavorite rappers -- DMX, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Field Mob -- and the techniques that make them unique before diving into Cole's workas a rap coach. LINKS Vox: Rap Deconstructed 5 steps to learning how torap:http://colemizestudios.com/guide-on-how-to-rap-and-write-songs/ Cole's 5 step blueprint for writing catchy songs:http://colemizestudios.com/blueprint-for-writing-rap-songs/ Where people can join Cole's mailing list:http://colemizestudios.com/howtorap Where people can book a coaching session with Cole:http://co...

46 MIN2017 AUG 28
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The Art of Rap w/ Cole Mize

Kaleb Mitchell Interview

Kaleb Mitchell comes through to talk about his recent mixtape, So Help Me God, which debutedat #7 on iTunes' Rap/Hip-Hop charts. Kaleb shares aboutthe success of the mixtape, opens up about his musical inspirations and shares some of writing process forthe standout track, "Halfway There," which we play a snippet of. If you haven't checked out his work, consider this a formal introduction to one of hip-hop's best new young artists. Here's a link to the freestyle Kaleb dropped today. Stay in the loop with him on Twitter at @kalebmitchell. Enjoy and be sure to RATE and REVIEW the show if you're diggingwhat you hear! EMAIL US:brlpodcast@gmail.com FOLLOW US:Twitter|Instagram|Facebook

28 MIN2017 AUG 10
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Kaleb Mitchell Interview

World Lit: African Literature w/ Joe Volk

Claude and Joe diginto world literature by listing and discussing their favorite works of African literature.Joe breaks down two metaphors that highlightthe benefits of readingworld literature andshares threeimportanttips to considerwhen reading books from different countries or cultures. And, Claude makes a big promise for the show once we hit 15 iTunes reviews. TONSof book recommendations on this episode (see full episode description)! Enjoy and be sure to RATE and REVIEW the show if you're diggingwhat you hear! EMAIL US: brlpodcast@gmail.com FOLLOW US: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook BOOKS MENTIONED: Things Fall Apart - Chinua Abeche Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad The Joys of Motherhood - Buchi Emecheta The River Between - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Aya - Maguerite Abouchet Teju Cole - Open City Patrice Nganang - Dog Days Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Danger of a Single Story (Ted Talk)

36 MIN2017 AUG 2
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World Lit: African Literature w/ Joe Volk

Latest Episodes

Artist Interview: Trevor Wentt (@t_wentt)

Trevor Wentt is a visual storyteller, photographer, and artist who makes art to challenge perspectives and give hope to the marginalized and oppressed. Trevor comes through to bless the pod and break down the power of visual storytelling, his moving #FreshnessFridaze IG project, and the albumsthat uplift and inspire him. Don't sleep on this one, y'all. Music by Yondo Beats

40 MIN2018 JAN 23
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Artist Interview: Trevor Wentt (@t_wentt)

Artist Interview: Shaun Lamott (@lamottspeaks)

Portland rapper, Shaun Lamott comes through to talk about his new EP 'Fragile' and the hip hop scene in Portland. We also talked about his experience of opening for Damian Lilliard and why Shaun seeks to be so vulnerable and transparent in his music. We open with a snippet of "Dreams," one of the standout records from the EP. You'll enjoy this one, folks. Fragile is available here and on all music outlets.

25 MIN2018 JAN 15
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Artist Interview: Shaun Lamott (@lamottspeaks)

Artist Interview: S A I T

Season two of BRL is upon us. We're kicking things off with an artist interview with Joanna Lee of S A I T, aneclectic and soulful group from Boston. We give a preview of their extremely dope track, "Angel in My Mind," and discuss her creative process, inspirations, and their upcoming release, the Desert EP. S A I T has a campaign going to finish their EP, so if you like what you hear, go some show support here! FollowS A I T on facebookand IG

24 MIN2018 JAN 8
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Artist Interview: S A I T

Two Special Announcements!

Hey folks, We've got two special announcements for you -- one about our next run of episodes for Season 2 of the podcast and one about a contest to help the pod and get a run of bonusepisodes on a very special topic. Do yourself a favor and listen in! Thanks for all the support!

3 MIN2018 JAN 3
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Two Special Announcements!

Best Books of 2017 (Side B)

Here is Side B of our Best Books of 2017 episode. Find outthe respective top five books from Claude and guest of the pod, Joe Volk. We'll help you start the new yearwith book recommendations to get your 2018 reading off to a strong start. We also want to hear from YOU...What wereyour top five reads of 2017? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. As always, leave us a review of the show or share the show with that nerdy friend who'd dig what we're dishing out. Music by Yondo Beats

46 MIN2018 JAN 2
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Best Books of 2017 (Side B)

Best Books of 2017 (Side A)

The end of the year means one thing: best of lists!Friend of the pod, Joe Volk swings through to share his top books of the year alongside Claude's top picks.What author found a spot on Claude's top 5 and on his most disappointing list? You can only find out by tuning in. Let our picks help you find some new booksto enjoy in 2018. Be sure to peep Side B for our top 5 selections. Books Mentioned: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Deep Work - Cal Newport 1Q84 - Murakami The Fire Next Time - Baldwin Tears We Cannot Stop - Dyson How Black in the Gospel - Skinner Introducing Black Theology - Fields A Black Theology of Liberation - Cone Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrere The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright

48 MIN2017 DEC 27
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Best Books of 2017 (Side A)

Interview w/ Kareem Manuel

Kareem Manuel (@kareem_manuel), Founder and CEO of We.Society, comes through to drop wisdom about entreprenuership, faith and activism, and the inspiring story of how he started We Apparel, a clothing company that has become a key movement for justice and dignity. Don't miss this one! Links weapparel.co Kareem's Interview with Let's Give a Damn Follow Kareem on Twitter and Instagram. Follow We. on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support Weby purchasingsome gear!

37 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Interview w/ Kareem Manuel

The Art of Rap w/ Cole Mize

Rapper, producer, and engineer, Cole Mize comes through to talk about the art of rap. Cole breaks it all down...from what makes a verse dope to the nebulous concept of flow and cadence to the literary power of rap. Cole even blessesus a little demonstration of a slept-onrap technique. Whether you're a hip-hophead or a casual fan, expect to learn a ton about the art of rap from one of the leading educational figures in the rap community. Cole and Claudealso discusssome of theirfavorite rappers -- DMX, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Field Mob -- and the techniques that make them unique before diving into Cole's workas a rap coach. LINKS Vox: Rap Deconstructed 5 steps to learning how torap:http://colemizestudios.com/guide-on-how-to-rap-and-write-songs/ Cole's 5 step blueprint for writing catchy songs:http://colemizestudios.com/blueprint-for-writing-rap-songs/ Where people can join Cole's mailing list:http://colemizestudios.com/howtorap Where people can book a coaching session with Cole:http://co...

46 MIN2017 AUG 28
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The Art of Rap w/ Cole Mize

Kaleb Mitchell Interview

Kaleb Mitchell comes through to talk about his recent mixtape, So Help Me God, which debutedat #7 on iTunes' Rap/Hip-Hop charts. Kaleb shares aboutthe success of the mixtape, opens up about his musical inspirations and shares some of writing process forthe standout track, "Halfway There," which we play a snippet of. If you haven't checked out his work, consider this a formal introduction to one of hip-hop's best new young artists. Here's a link to the freestyle Kaleb dropped today. Stay in the loop with him on Twitter at @kalebmitchell. Enjoy and be sure to RATE and REVIEW the show if you're diggingwhat you hear! EMAIL US:brlpodcast@gmail.com FOLLOW US:Twitter|Instagram|Facebook

28 MIN2017 AUG 10
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Kaleb Mitchell Interview

World Lit: African Literature w/ Joe Volk

Claude and Joe diginto world literature by listing and discussing their favorite works of African literature.Joe breaks down two metaphors that highlightthe benefits of readingworld literature andshares threeimportanttips to considerwhen reading books from different countries or cultures. And, Claude makes a big promise for the show once we hit 15 iTunes reviews. TONSof book recommendations on this episode (see full episode description)! Enjoy and be sure to RATE and REVIEW the show if you're diggingwhat you hear! EMAIL US: brlpodcast@gmail.com FOLLOW US: Twitter| Instagram| Facebook BOOKS MENTIONED: Things Fall Apart - Chinua Abeche Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad The Joys of Motherhood - Buchi Emecheta The River Between - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Aya - Maguerite Abouchet Teju Cole - Open City Patrice Nganang - Dog Days Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Danger of a Single Story (Ted Talk)

36 MIN2017 AUG 2
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World Lit: African Literature w/ Joe Volk
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