FriendsLikeUs

FriendsLikeUs

United States

A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

Episodes

Bad Experiences & How To Let Go  

Dean Edwards and Mia Jackson visit friends! Friend tell stories of comedy mishaps and realize it's time to forgive and forget.


Featured guests: Dean Edwards - two successful seasons of Saturday Night Live, MTV's "Guy Code", BET's "Don't Sleep", Russell Simmon's "Def Comedy Jam", and "Showtime at the Apollo", and "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson"; Mia Jackson - She has been seen on Oxygen, TLC, NickMom's Night Out, and a featured semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing! Pat Brown - The movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Resolution  

Aida Rodriguez and Abbi Crutchfield visit friends! Friends discuss dating unattractive men, New Year resolutions, and more...


Featured guest: Aida Rodriguez- featured in Robert DeNiro’s latest film "The Comedian" after being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford, Last Comic Standing Finalist, NuVo TV- Stand up and Deliver, and "The Nightly Show", Abbi Crutchfield- New TRUE TV show: "You Can Do Better", host of "People Now", Featured on MTV and VH1, and she is a UCB alum, go to CurlyComedy; Pat Brown - The movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

What's Offensive to Who?  

Calise Hawkins and Zainab Johnson visit us from LA land! Friends discuss taking moments with trigger words that may be offensive and more...


Featured guest: Calise Hawkins - staff writer for @midnight on Comedy Central, story consultant for TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout”, contributing writer for NickMom.com, Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up At The El Rey and, "Late Night" with Seth Meyers; Zainab Johnson - HBO Russel Simmons' "All Def Comedy", NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Album:"Model Citizen" is available on iTunes; Pat Brown - The movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Michelle Buteau revisits Friends!  

Michelle Buteau is back! Friends talk about how they don't need a dominatrix, and so much more...


Featured guest: Michelle Buteau - Comedy Central Half Hour Special "Shut Up" on iTunes http://on.cc.com/1fTA7h9 and VH1; Pat Brown - The movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;Chewy - Young new comedian and works for FriendsLikeUs Podcast;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Prejudice People  

Friends discuss required reading and how to fight prejudice people.
Featured Guests: Hadiyah Robinson- "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore, Centric’s "According to Him & Her" Oxygen’s "Celebrity Undercover", AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, BET’s Comic View & One Mic Stand, and The Mo’Nique Show. , Jenny Saldana - actor, writer, host, funny maker upper, Bon Vivant, Breast Cancer Rock STAR, jennysaldana.com, and featured in Glamour Magazine this October!
Pat Brown - The movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Not Fake News  

Christina Greer and Charla Lauriston discuss the election, fake news, and more!


Featured Guests: Christina Greer - "The Nightly Show", Professor at Fordham University, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream.”, Charla Lauriston - wrote for 'Why?' with Hannibal Buress, First season of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, and the creator of the critically acclaimed original series 'Clench & Release'; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Language and Politics  

Journalist Jamilah King visits Friends! We talk with Jamilah King's on her recent story reporting on Ben Carson's nomination as the United States' Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, her love for sneakers, and the current struggle to identify white supremacists as just that.


Featured Guests: Jamilah King - Senior staff writer at Mic.com, previously a senior editor at Colorlines where her work focused on race, arts and culture. Her work has appeared on Salon, MSNBC, the American Prospect, Al Jazeera, The Advocate, and in the California Sunday Magazine.; Chloe Hilliard - Former Journalist-now-comedian, NBC's “Last Comic Standing”, AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live", Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” Tru TV’s”Almost Genius” and MTV’s “Acting Out.”, Terri Lynn Martin - Personal Trainer,Training folks in the 5 boroughs and NJ, www.facebook.com/terri.l.martin/about, former executive producer at NBC News and NBC Universal.;
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Overeating and Marijuana  

Seaton Smith visits FriendsLikeUs and we talk Holiday eating and the legalization of Marijuana.


Featured Guests: Seaton Smith - comedian, actor, television debut on Fox's "Mulaney", Late Night with Seth Meyers, "Inside Amy Schumer", Season 5 Finale on HBO's "Girls", and Hulu's Difficult People, and a regular appearance on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show"; Agunda Okeyo- writer, filmmaker and activist driven, Producer of "Sisters of Comedy"; Subha Agarwal - New York Comedy Festival, featured comedian on PBS's popular web series "Modern Comedian", and writer on Tru TV's Comedy Knockout; Terri Lynn Martin - Personal Trainer,Training folks in the 5 boroughs and NJ, www.facebook.com/terri.l.martin/about, former executive producer at NBC News and NBC Universal.
Always hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Dr. Janus Adams visits Friends  

Friends talk with Dr. Janus Adams. She helps us to look forward and back. And we discuss her line: “You have to know when to leave the plantation”


Dr. Janus Adams Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, publisher, and producer, the author of eleven books; founder and publisher of BackPaxKids.com children's media, Go to www.JanusAdams.com, https://soundcloud.com/janusadams
Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Chicago Cub Life is Real  

Friends talk about the Cubs winning the Worlds Series, Voter Suppression, FBI's history with black people, and criminalizing the poor.


Featured Guests: Godfrey - Comedy Special: "Black by Accident", Comedy Central's @midnight, The Nightly Show, and a recurring role on "Louie; Aparna Nancherla - "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on NBC. "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central, "Love" on Netflix, Comedy album http://bentzenballrecords.com, "Womanhood" webseries on RIOT, Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Who Cares about Emails?  

Friends talk about Halloween costumes & Hillary Clinton's Emails.


Gina Yashere: Comedy Special- "Ticking Boxes" go to ginayashere.com, Comedy Central's "@Midnight", and seen on "The Nightly Show"; Aida Rodriguez - Last Comic Standing Finalist, NuVo TV- Stand up and Deliver, "The Nightly Show", recently featured in Robert DeNiro’s latest film "The Comedian" after being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford ; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Respect and Disagreeing  

Friends talk with Rosalyn McClore about Jazz and the Republican Party.


Featured: Rosalyn McClore -Talented Jazz Pianist, recording of Nina Simmone Tribute here : http://www.rosalynmcclore.com/music/; Keisha Zollar- HBO's "Divorce", UCBTheatreNY ,The Soul Glo Podcast, http://www.keishazollar.com/, Agunda Okeyo- writer, filmmaker and activist driven, Producer of "Sisters of Comedy"; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Covering the Election & Journalism  

Friends talk with Arit John, writer/reporter for Bloomberg Politics. What are some of the challenges for journalist covering this election?


Featured: Arit John - reporter for :Bloomberg Politics", former writer for "The Atlantic"; Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Finding Love with Dating Apps  

Friends talk with Sheena Sharma from Elite Daily about dating aps, being single, and the fear of finding love.


Featured: Sheena Sharma- Sex & Dating Writer for Elite Daily. Follow her single girl adventures on Snapchat: sheenybeanz A born-and-bred New Yorker, she's in love with love, and started CurryousAmerican.com, a blog exclusively for the single girl.; Gina Brillon - featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase, part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Jenny Saldana: Comedian, Actor, Writer, host, funny maker upper, Bon Vivant, Breast Cancer Rock STAR, and featured in Glamour Magazine this October!
Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Kurt Metzger visits Friends  

Friends talk with Kurt Metzger about venting on social media, religion, black laughter, and more...


Featured: Kurt Metzger- writer for "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Chappelle Show", the voice of Randall Skeffington in Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans, Comedy Central special: "Kurt Metzger: White Precious"; Kerry Coddett - MTV2 "Joking off" and The Nightly Show, Comedy Central's comics to watch; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New Album on sale: "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

An Election Day Plan  

This week on friends Christina Greer returns and we talk the importance of treating this election like it's 2008... having an election day plan.


Featured: Christina Greer- "The Nightly Show", Professor at Fordham University, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream.”; Subha Agarwal - New York Comedy Festival, featured comedian on PBS's popular web series "Modern Comedian", and writer on Tru TV's Comedy Knockout; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, New Album on sale "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie's "Horace and Pete"

Helping The Babies to Read  

Friends talk about education for black youth, changing the narrative on young black students, and the difficulties of choosing schools in a segregated city.


Featured: Alvin Irby- Comedian and Creator of BarberShop Books; Dr.Tracey Edwards- Professor on “Topics in African studies and black women’s literature”
Pat Brown - The movie: "White Water" & BET, Comic View, New Album on sale "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin - "Trainwreck", "Louie Seaon V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert

Sasheer Zamata and Amber Ruffin  

Friends talk to Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin and SNL's Cast Member Sasheer Zamata.

Featured Guests: Sasheer Zamata - comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on Saturday Night Live, she has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, ABC's Would You Fall For That, and This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness; Amber Ruffin - is a writer and actress, known for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Detroiters. Second City Mainstage, iO and Boom Chicago alum.; Pat Brown - The movie: "White Water" & BET, Comic View, New Album on sale "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Seaon V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert

Your Power as Artist  

Friends talk about the power black entertainers/athletes have in todays racial climate. Also, Friends revisit the Nate Parker case, remember their first experience with race, and discuss why Pilots should only fly drunk if they're alcoholics.

Featured Guests: Regine Mont Louis - Playwright , Appears on EliteDaily, TJ MAXX commercials, and catch her on PBS Rock The Vote!; Agunda Okeyo - Writer, Performer, Producer of "Sisters of Comedy"; Pat Brown - The movie: "White Water" & BET, Comic View, New Album on sale "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com; 

Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Seaon V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert

Honest Talk on Friends  

Friends take a moment to have a serious and honest conversation about sexual assault.


Featured Guests: Christina Galston- MTV's "Guy Code/ Girl Code", NBC's Diversity Stand Up; Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Pat Brown - The movie: "White Water" & BET, Comic View, New Album on sale "SexTape" at comedianpatbrown.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Seaon V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert

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