Held For Ransom

September 10, 2017

Episode 14: Rico along with Makini discuss mass incarceration and the wrongly convicted. Later, she shares personal experiences with her husband currently being 'held for ransom' in prison for a crime he DID NOT commit. She discuss her challenges supporting a man in prison and losing all her friends in the process. Makini also shares how she copes without conjugal visits.

Thank you @Makini101 for being this weeks guest. Follow her on social media for updates on her husbands case. Email her at Biddersweet252@gmail.com to donate!

Don't forget to subcribe and review this podcast via iTunes, Soundcloud and Google Play.

 

See below for reentry programs available in NY.

 

Exodus –  This organization helps male and female ex-offenders with their reentry process. They offer a variety of different services that returning citizens can benefit from.

Second Chance Reentry – They provide medical, educational, employment, and treatment programs with a focus on ex-offenders.

America Works – An employment resource that is available to ex-offenders.

The Doe Fund – An organization that assists many at-risk populations including ex-offenders.

College and Community Fellowship – They help female ex-offenders pursue higher education.

Fortune Society – They help returning citizens with a variety of different services to assist in their reentry.

Next Door Project – The Next Door Project helps ex-offenders with legal and employment services.

The Osborne Association – This organization offers ex-offenders opportunities to transform their life. They have a large amount of programs available to returning citizens.

CEO – Another New York City employment resource. This is only available to men and women on parole or probation.

Providence House – A faith-based agency based in Brooklyn. They help women with transitional housing.

 

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Building a StartUp

August 26, 2017

Episode 13: Rico along with Will Lucas, host of Of10Podcast and co-creator of Classana to discuss building a startup. We also discuss finding your entrepreneurial spirit, code switching, mentorship and failure. How do you know when to give up? Lastly we discuss Kyrie Irving, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. 'The future belongs to people who takes an entrepreneurial approach to it'

Thank you @WillLucas for being this weeks guest. Of10Podcast is available on iTunes for your listening pleasure.

 

Interested in being a guest on #FeelFree2Disagree? Fill out brief survey to become part of the show. https://goo.gl/forms/6HBeilYH5aPq8axi2

 

 

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Does #BlackTransLivesMatter?

August 4, 2017

Episode 12: Rico along with Jeff Cardier discuss #BlackTransLivesMatters from a black, cisgender, heterosexual, hypermasculine prospective. We also discuss Bobby Valentino, Lil Duval, Charlemagne and The Breakfast Club. Lastly, we discuss Donald Trump's recent decision to ban all transgender individuals from serving in the military. Does having sex with a transwoman make you gay?

 

Special thanks to Jeff Cardier for being my guest.

 

I send my deepest condolences to all Black transwomen that lost their lives to violence.

 

Follow us on IG: @FF2d_Podcast & Twitter: @Rico_Almighty

 

 

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#Politicking (ft. Mario)

July 6, 2017

Rico along with Mario (co-owner of @Hare.Club) discuss Jay Z’s new album 4:44 in our latest #Politicking series. We dissect and break down each track, give feedback and uncover hidden messages. Later we discuss supporting black businesses, the importance of ownership and what this album means to Hip-Hip. In our conversation, we highlighted Jay Z’s mother coming out as lesbian and other LGBT references made by Jay. Is Hip-hop ready for an openly gay rapper?

Shoutout Mario (@Garb.ageless) for #Polliticking with me. Also follow his business page @Hare.Club

Interested in being a guest on #FeelFree2Disagree? Fill out brief survey to become part of the show. https://goo.gl/forms/6HBeilYH5aPq8axi2

 

Disclaimer: This album was legally downloaded via 444.tidal.com using voucher code 'Sprint.'

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F**k Boyz

June 23, 2017

Episode 11: Rico along with the ladies from WCW Podcast (AK & Wynter) discuss everything fuck boy. Why are women attracted to fuck boyz? Does fuck boyz have better sex? Later we discuss celebrity fuck boyz Melo, TI and Bill Cosby. Lastly we discuss getting hatfished, hoeism, body counts, rape and consent. How do you know when 'no' means 'yes'? 'Fuck boy is a man that intentionally misleads women in anyway.'

Special shoutout to @pardnmyliteskin @ WynterDior for being my guests! @EverydayIsWCW is available every Wednesday on bboxradio.com. Tune In!

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Light-skinned Privilege

June 9, 2017

Episode 10: Rico along with AK (co-host of WCW podcast) discuss light skin privilege. Is there such a thing? AK later recalls growing up light skin and the struggles of defining her blackness. We also talk house slave vs. field slave, brown paper bag test and skin bleaching. Does colorism hurt more than racism? 'If colorism is the child of white supremacy then light skin privilege is its grandchild.' 

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Thank You!

May 29, 2017
Rico releases a special episode dedicated to his past guests and listeners. I reviewed and reflected upon every single episode while showing my appreciation to the featured guests. I later shared my vision for this podcast and lastly explained how to become a prospective guest!
 
I seriously cant thank you guys enough for being apart of this show. I will be doing a ' Thank You' episode every 10 episode to show my appreciation!
 
To my listeners, thank you for your support, continue to send in show ideas and continue to Repost and Retweet!
 
To prospective guest, find us on IG: FF2D_Podcast and send us a message. Or fill out brief survey below.
 
 
THANK YOU!
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Don’t Touch My Hair

May 12, 2017

Episode 9: Rico along with the ladies from #WeComeFromQueens podcast discuss the natural hair process and why they hate when people touch their hair. Is your hair still a distraction in the workplace? Is biracial women now the face of the natural movement? Later, the ladies react to Shea Moisture commercial, Kendrick's Lamar's 'Humble' video, Trans Women and Rachel Dolezal being 'Trans Black.'

Special thanks to Monique and Cadacia for being this weeks guest.
 
We Come From Queens podcast available on iTunes and Soundcloud.
You can also follow them on IG: @WeComeFromQns
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Playing the Part

April 29, 2017

Episode 8: Rico along with Brian Shaw discuss mastering the art of acting and playing the part. Brian shares his experiences as an up-and-coming actor. Would you ever play a gay role? How do you avoid being typecast? Later, Brian reacts to Samuel Jackson's comments about British actors, Kyle Jenner's Pepsi commercial and #OscarSoWhite. Lastly, Brian shared why he quit his job to pursue acting and the importance of following your dreams. He also dedicated this episode to the late, great Charlie Murphy. 'I leveled up mentally to just go with Plan A. I don't believe in having a Plan B.' 

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Fat Shaming

April 14, 2017
Episode 7: Rico along with Fees from #ThePodcastGirl podcast address the issues of fat shaming, struggles while shopping, weight loss surgery, etc. Is there such thing as big-boned? What's 'too big?' Later we discussed sex, love and dating from a plus size prospective. Does fat girls give better head? Is being called BBW a term of endearment? 'Just do you! It cost more spiritually, mentally and physically to do what everyone else is saying to do rather than to just do you!'