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From raising adopted children to climbing Mount Fuji, there’s never a dull moment. Join your host, Masoud Johnson, as he graces the mic to explore cultivating the path to exceptional leadership. Tune in for a variety of guests that bring the show to life. With production work by Morgan Edwards.

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    • Society & Culture

From raising adopted children to climbing Mount Fuji, there’s never a dull moment. Join your host, Masoud Johnson, as he graces the mic to explore cultivating the path to exceptional leadership. Tune in for a variety of guests that bring the show to life. With production work by Morgan Edwards.

    The Death of George Floyd, a Tipping Point in America

    The Death of George Floyd, a Tipping Point in America

    In this episode I sat down with people from my church to discuss the murder of George Floyd. Like many of you I could not even bare to watch the 8 minute and 46 second video graphically detailing the unjust murder of an unarmed black man at the hands of a police officer while the other 3 officers stood by and watched. As a black man myself you know I would not remain silent on this issue and I had my fair share of conversations in the past few weeks. I fell like it is important to share with you this discussion I recorded on my phone because I feel like the details of this conversation would be beneficial to most. We discuss the historical implications of how we ended in a society with unconscious biases towards black people, the systematic oppression of black people particularity in North America, and where we are in human history. If you are listening on Spotify key points throughout the conversation to note would be: 18:24-22:05, 22:10-27:20, 29:35-37:55, 41:10-53:00, 53:15-1:05:35, and 1:08:35-1:25:43.  Sound production by Morgan Edwards Intro music by Noah Aslan Daniel, song title: Six Feet Under


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka

    I sat down recently with a friend who visited her homeland of Sri Lanka. During the conversation we touched on her experiences as a second generation Tamil Canadian and the current state of the country in light of the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings. In the latter half of our conversation we discussed the civil wars ramifications  in the lives of Tamil civilians.   

    Part 1 highlights: The beauty of the island. We touched on: the UNESCO World heritage sites, wildlife, cuisine, and lifestyle/culture on the island.  However we also spoke of the tragedy of the recent Easter Sunday Bombings and its impact on the Island. 

    In Part 2 we had a discussion about the realities of the Sri Lankan civil war and its lasting implications on Tamil civilians. 

    Today marks the 11th year anniversary of Mullivaikkal massacre. Also known as Tamil genocide remembrance day. This episode commemorates the thousands of Tamil civilians lost during the final phase of the civil war.  

    We hope to raise awareness to the oppression minorities face at the hands of political and military powers. 

    Sound production by Morgan Edwards


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Interview with the host of Women That Wait the podcast

    Interview with the host of Women That Wait the podcast

    Our next guest is the voice behind the popular podcast, Women that Wait (WTW). We discuss the inspiration behind her podcast and what she has learned along the way since making it. 

    Sound production by Morgan Edwards


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    • 33 min
    Interview with a music producer

    Interview with a music producer

    In this season we start off with music producer and artist Triple Static. An up and coming producer known for his genre blending and hip hop sound. We discuss why he chose to become as music producer as well as his musical influences. I hope you all enjoy getting to learn more about the man behind the music and enjoy the knowledge and laughs along the way.  Part 1 is more focused on our artist and his professional career.  Part 2 is more light hearted and focuses on topics such as the new Kanye album and raps mishaps. 

    Sound production by Morgan Edwards


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    • 44 min
    Teaching Abroad in Japan

    Teaching Abroad in Japan

    In this two part episode I catch up with my friend from York Memorial High School Sisi. We discuss her time living and teaching abroad in Japan. Part one focuses on her routine, struggles, and joys while teaching abroad. 

    Part two focuses on her travels throughout Asia. She recants visiting: the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and conquering Mount Fuji!  


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fatherhood: Step Dad

    Fatherhood: Step Dad

    In this episode, I have a discussion with a friend from church about the his experience as a father. Our guest has a step daughter and a new born baby daughter. We talk about the struggles, concerns, and joys while on this journey.


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    • 42 min

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