#88: The Fauxbulous Life

Cher and James discuss the #BowWowChallenge, it's inception, and how catering to your "audience" online isn't always the best way to live your life. In Open Call, Cher talks about a deep cut from the black culture, and James found a new hobby with help from an app!

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Shad Moss aka Bow Wow aka Lil Bow Wow, in the strangest and most suggestive music video at age 14

Desus and Mero DRAG Bow Wow, and ban him from their show

The RompHim™, a Chicago-based Kickstarter, giving rompers for men

Cher's EMO ass subtweet to herself

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DEEP CUT: Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" song, "Ain't Nothing Like a Good Man"

Yummly, a recipe finder app, for James' new hobby

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#87: Ideals vs Truths

Cher and James discuss the generation gap between Lil Yachty and Joe Budden, and how they relate to youths. In Open Call, Cher shows her love for a British comedy, and James shares his joy on the return of his favorite podcast. 

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

Lil Yachty and Joe Budden have an argument

I Fuck Wit That Vision

Soundcloud, where you can listen to songs

Bogart and Bacall

WGCI, a Chicago institution for those house jamz

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Miranda, a British comedy starring Miranda, aka The Perfect Human

Sleepover, the CBC podcast, hosted by another perfect human, Sook-Yin Lee

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#86: Cha-Cha Slide the Party Line

Courtesy of Third Coast.

Courtesy of Third Coast.

Cher just got back from the Third Coast Audio Residency and has some stories to tell y’all. (eyes emoji) Plus! An Open Call about a radical artist making white folks uncomfortable (fantastic!), black woman sisterhood, and footwear made of cork.

Things we mentioned during today's episode:

The Third Coast Audio Residency, focused on bringing diverse voices to radio, where Cher spent a week in the prairie making radio.

(^^By the way, donate to them if you can!)

Ragdale, where the residency took place.

Stars Hollow. Goddamn it Rory.

Everyone who participated at the residency this year. Get to know some other radical voices in radio...

Cha-Cha Slide, where every auntie got down during the "how low can you go" segment. This is a YouTube link FYI.

Sarah Geis, a fabulous radio producer, and noted Great White Woman.

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Satpreet Kahlon, and The Coalition of Docile and Agreeable Femmes of Color for the Continuation and Propagation of White Fragility. 

Some Office, the space Cher works out of and where Postloudness was born.

Birkenstock sandals, and a great New Yorker article about its origins.

Riverhead Books! Shout out to Carla Bruce-Eddings for the bag.

Commuter Barbie, aka James. Another YouTube link FYI.

James works at Gimlet Media now as a producer on the new Brittany Luse project.

Wilma Jean in Gowanus, Brooklyn has dope chicken.

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#84: 'Whiteness Woke Shield'

This week, Cher and James take a deep dive into storytelling, its origins, and how the act "sharing your narrative" in mixed spaces has shifted the film Get Out, and the Best Picture Oscar win of Moonlight.

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#80: 'It's Like I'm God'

James is settling into Brooklyn living, Cher camped out in dangerous temperatures for Obama, and they both are in their feels because they are now officially long distance besties.

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#78: 'Intergalactic White Flight', with Derrick Tarrance of WakingOni

Derrick Tarrance of WakingOni joins the crew for their annual tech wish list, and James shares a mini-audio documentary he made on his sister's college graduation.

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#77: My First Pair of Timbs

James finally found a place in New York, Cher calms down his anxiety, and they both discuss the black excellence that is Moonlight and Chewing Gum.

Show Notes

Cher’s Bitmoji

James is moving

MTV’s The Stakes episode on Standing Rock

Moonlight

Chewing Gum

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#72: The Chase

Cher learns the power of determination and kindness of strangers one night on 67th Street. Also an Open Call in an arcade and in your eardrums.

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#71: Hinge

In the age of smartphones, we explore Glen's relationships through a 2011 LG flip phone. Also, an Open Call about weed and shitpics.

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#70: Hogging the Aux Cord (at XOXO in Portland, Oregon)

Recorded inside of an airstream trailer in beautiful Portland, Oregon at the XOXO Fest, Tyesha Snow sits down with Cher and James to talk XOXO, white feminism, and Beyonce.

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#69: Let's Talk about Sex

The digital side of doing it.

Featured interviews (in order of appearance):

Jonathon Pernisek

Elijah McKinnon

Sharlene King, from episode 35 of Open Ended.

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