EightyTwo NinetySix
Black Enough

Black Enough

January 14, 2020

In Episode 29, Ashley and Gabrielle tackle the black experience. They talk about their own unique experiences growing up in the midwest and the east coast. What is being black enough? What are our shared experiences and what are differences that should be celebrated? 

Life Hack: Life Hack: Think Dirty and Healthy Living App

In Our Words: 

  • The Philadelphia Negro, W.E.B. DuBois 
  • Go Tell it On The Mountain, James Baldwin 
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander 
  • Black Skin, White Masks, Franz Fanon
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry 
  • The Combahee River Collective Statement 
  • When the Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan 

Music (captions):

  • “Nefertiti edges kinky” - Beyonce, 7/11  
  • “Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.” - Humble, Kendrick Lamar

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Years that Questioned, Years that Answered

Years that Questioned, Years that Answered

January 7, 2020

In episode 28, Gabrielle and Ashley pick a year and share where they were then, what they were learning, what they were exploring, and what was relevant to them then. The year in question? 2015. Listen in to see what answers it brought and how 5 years later it's impacting 2020. 

Life Hack: Bibliophile Reader’s Journal by Jane Mount

Music Captions: 

  • Bet you wanna love me down - Goldlink, Crew 
  • I’m only chasing after bags now, I gotta game plan - Drake, Look Alive

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New Decades and New Years Resolutions

New Decades and New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2019

In this episode, Ashley and Gabrielle offer up reflections on 2019 and the 2010s. They share a bit about how to protect your spirit during this time of year, what they hope for in the new year/decade, and their words for the coming year. 

Life Hack: Alter Planning Co.'s Annual Planner and Build a Life You Love's Money Planner

Music Captions: 

  • “I want better for you moving forward, what’s better for you than me?” - Jhene Aiko, None of My Concern. 
  • “Ain’t no in-between when it’s valid.” - Andre 3000 in Hello by Erykah Badu 

Thank y'all for rocking with us all year! Join the conversation on social media by following @eighty2ninety6 on Instagram and Twitter or by using #eightytwoninetysix. Please continue to rate, share, and subscribe to the podcast! We look forward to bringing bigger and better episodes and offerings in 2020!  

Elitism in the Literary Community

Elitism in the Literary Community

December 26, 2019

In Episode 26, Gabrielle and Ashley discuss the literary community and their experiences finding their place within it. What it takes to break in. Whether literary fiction is more revered than genre fiction and much more! 

Life Hack: Grammarly App 

Music Captions: 

"Let's please make some new memories." Anderson Paak.

"They all saints when they speak on someone else's sin, right?" Too Late, Fabolous ft. Jeremih

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The Long Game of Relationships

The Long Game of Relationships

December 17, 2019

In episode 25, your hosts are joined by rapper Sam of Trio Tings and videographer Symphony Silver, to discuss the long game of relationships. Yes, another relationship episode! Listen in for a conversation on how to best support your creative partner, do's and don'ts of dealing with a creative, and how to stay in it for the long haul. 

Life Hack: Major keys for hosting a function at your place

Music Captions: 

  • “I love you in a place where there’s no space or time.” - A Song For You by Donny Hathaway
  • “I could hold you for a million years, to make you feel my love.” - Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan
  • “Cross the line, I just might for your love.” - Yo Love by Vince Staples, 6lack, and Mereba from the Queen & Slim soundtrack. 
  • “I wanna pick it up where we left it once” - Crazy Love by Future Animals  
  • “I love you in the first place, girl you a gold medal” - Atlanta by Sam
  • “My shorty got exquisite taste, told her come slide with me to chic-fil-a” - Atlanta by Sam 
  • ”I would die for you” - I Would Die 4 U by Prince 

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Nostalgia Ultra

Nostalgia Ultra

December 10, 2019

In episode 24, your hosts discuss nostalgia and what feels like a prevalence of remakes today. 

Life Hack: Resources for finding the right font for your next project: Myfonts.com, dafont.com, Typewolf, and Pinterest. Remember to get the right license! 

Music captions:

  • “The kind of girl that you can be down for.” - Brandy, I Wanna Be Down
  • “And if I had to choose, the thought would still be you.” - Donnell Jones, All Her Love

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For Freelancers

For Freelancers

December 3, 2019

In episode 23, your hosts talk freelancing! The ladies share how they got started, how they reach out to folks they want to work with, how they stay sane, and lessons learned. They also share resources for freelancers during the "In Our Words" segment. 

Life Hack: Hunter email tracker for Gmail 

Music + (captions): 

  • Into the Wilderness EP and Summer Stories by Jaz Karis 
  • “Took my ugly, made it lovely/ Left these demons out in public/Show me love is more than a four-letter word” Four-Letter Word by Ant Clemons

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The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 2

The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 2

November 26, 2019

In Episode 22, Gabrielle and Ashley discuss their personal experiences as black creatives. The dos and don'ts of networking, investing in yourself and your relationships and so much more. They gave you nuts and bolts, now they're giving you the heart of being a black creative. 

Life Hack: Re-stringing your hoodie with a straw 

https://youtu.be/o-OE3LxVkGk  

In Our Words: 

Fall 2019 Story Contest 

Fiction and Non-Fiction

https://www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2019-story-contest

Music Captions:

“You complete me even though I’m holding my own.” - 6LACK in the I Want You Around Remix 

“It’s safe to say that growth is an uncomfortable process. And pain is a necessary investment for progress.” - D Smoke, Last Supper

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The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 1

The Business of Being a Black Creative - Part 1

November 19, 2019

In episode 21, your hosts are joined by Sekou Campbell, an attorney, to talk the business of being a Black creative. This is a nuts and bolts episode and while nothing said should be taken as legal advice, you'll for sure want to take notes. 

Life Hack: Notion, an all-in-one CMS/life management system. 

Music Captions: 

"Be honest, you want this." - Be Honest, Jorja Smith ft. Burna Boy

“I know I won’t forget all he’s done, he’s the strength in this race that I run,” - God Is, Kanye West, Jesus is King 

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business man!” - Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Kanye West ft. Jay-Z

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Rich Places to Create From: Blackness and Our Art

Rich Places to Create From: Blackness and Our Art

November 11, 2019

In episode 20, your hosts are joined by Shefon, a Black woman who embodies all the good that art is and can be. Together the ladies talk about how Blackness interacts, intersects, and impacts their art as well as what it even means to be a Black artist or creative anyway. 

Life Hack: The Family Dollar App because saving money is always the wave. 

Music Captions/Songs: 

"I’m just tryna grow, keep an open mind." - To Me by Alina Baraz 

“Keeping my composure, that’s my number one rule.” - Velvet by Louis York 

“Goodbyes, all that she knows.” - Buying Time Lucky Daye 

Regrets by Baby Roses

Find Shefon on social media @byshefon or via her website. 

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