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Hosts Randi Gloss & Niema Jordan delve into the world & all of its wildness through discussion because, well, the world needs help. Help Me Understands seeks to understand and challenge social phenomenons, trends, facts & things we just flat out don't understand. Like what you hear? Holla at us! yo [at] glossrags [dot] com.

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Hosts Randi Gloss & Niema Jordan delve into the world & all of its wildness through discussion because, well, the world needs help. Help Me Understands seeks to understand and challenge social phenomenons, trends, facts & things we just flat out don't understand. Like what you hear? Holla at us! yo [at] glossrags [dot] com.

    Help Me Understand | Ep. 007: A Whole New World

    Help Me Understand | Ep. 007: A Whole New World

    Season 3 is here! Randi is flying solo (tune in to find out why) & welcomes her first guest of the new season---St. Louis photographer Adrian Octavius Walker. They'll talk about the materialization of his mantra, "Black Women Over Breathing," making moves out of St. Louis to Oakland (with a stop in between), and fatherhood. And of course, it wouldn't be Help Me Understand with Randi's Radar so tune in to find out what Randi & Adrian are looking forward to.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Help Me Understand | Special Episode: Cuffing SZN Confessions, Vol. I

    Help Me Understand | Special Episode: Cuffing SZN Confessions, Vol. I

    Live in LA from the Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival, Help Me Understand presents: Cuffing Season Confessions, Vol.I! Randi sat down with five different women who shared their cuffing season stories—from professional tennis players & movie moments to therapy & more. You're going to want to tune in!
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    Sponsored by Cole Haan
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    Creator + Executive Producer + Editor: Randi Gloss
    Associate Producer: Niema Jordan
    Sound Engineer: Nigel
    Music: John Lass (Intro + Outro)

    • 13 min
    Help Me Understand | Special Episode: Cuffing SZN Confessions, Vol. II

    Help Me Understand | Special Episode: Cuffing SZN Confessions, Vol. II

    Live in LA from the Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival, Help Me Understand presents: Cuffing Season Confessions, Vol.II!
    So, what do turkey bacon, tree & triflin' all have in common?
    Randi sat down with the ladies of The Black Joy Mixtape—Amber J. Phillips aka The High Priestess of Black Joy & Jaz on Ya' Mine aka the King of Da' Souf for an intimate, tell-all session. 
    Dig what you hear? Have something to say about it? Let us know! Email yo [at] glossrags [dot] com with your comments.
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    Creator + Executive Producer + Editor: Randi Gloss
    Associate Producer: Niema Jordan
    Sound Engineer: Nigel
    Music: John Lass (Intro + Outro)

    • 38 min
    Help Me Understand | Ep. 006: Seasons on Seasons

    Help Me Understand | Ep. 006: Seasons on Seasons

    On this episode, Randi & Niema recap their summer highlights, discuss Kaepernick's on-going protest while questioning the world of sports, & try to figure out the rules and regulations of Cuffing Season.
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    ON SUMMER ’17:
    •Omarosa’s NABJ Fiasco
    •Black Star Film Fest
    •40 Million Dollar Slaves (Book)
    •DETROIT, the movie: HuffPo Review; Fact vs. Fiction in DETROIT: Slate
    •Wood Harris’ Instagram
    •You Had Me at Black
    •Vitae London

    ON KAEPERNICK + QUESTIONING SPORTS CULTURE:
    •Blavity: What if Black Americans Walked Away from Football?
    •Jim Brown’s Nonsense
    •A Year Later, Reflecting on Spotlighting Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest
    •Mizzou’s Dilemma Following Their Protest

    ON CUFFING SEASON:
    •Demetria’s ask.fm Page
    •7 (Mostly) Funny Cuffing Season Memes
    •What are your rules, thoughts or best cuffing season stories? Send ‘em our way! Email yo [at] glossrags [dot] com, with CUFFING SZN in the subject line. Audio files are acceptable too!

    ON OUR RADAR:
    •Simeon Marsalis’ new book, As Lie is to Grin
    •Youth/Police Project
    •Gianni Lee’s story of being arrested & detained by LAPD—and how it reminds him of slavery
    •Dave Zirin’s Edge of Sports (Podcast)
    •What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito (Podcast)
    •Holley Murchinson’s new book, Tell Me About Yourself: Six Steps for Accurate & Artful Self-Definition
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    Dig what you hear? Have something to say about it? Let us know! Email yo [at] glossrags [dot] com with your comments.
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    Creator + Executive Producer + Editor: Randi Gloss
    Associate Producer: Niema Jordan
    Music: John Lass (Intro + Outro)
    Break 1: Aqui no Baile by DKPVZ (Source: Soulection White Label)
    Break 2: BeFree[WenCanI] by Foisey (Source: Soulection White Label)
    Break 3: Crushin’ You by Lakim (Source: Soulection White Label)

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    Help Me Understand | Ep. 005: The 3 D's

    Help Me Understand | Ep. 005: The 3 D's

    •The Lucas Bros: On Drugs + Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
    Netflix Specials
    •Know NOLA Tours
    Black-Owned Tour Company in New Orleans
    @KnowNolaTours on IG
    •Eat Hustle San Quentin
    A new podcast from inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison
    https://www.earhustlesq.com/
    •Queen Sugar on OWN
    According to Randi, it's the best thing on TV right now.
    •Black Gotham Experience
    http://blackgotham.com/
    •#Blkcreatives
    http://www.blkcreatives.com/
    •You Are Badass At Making Money (Book)
    http://www.jensincero.com/badass-making-money-2017/
    •Cassius Life
    https://cassiuslife.com/




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    Dig what you hear? Have something to say about it? Let us know! Email yo [at] glossrags [dot] com with your comments.
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    Creator + Executive Producer + Editor: Randi Gloss
    Associate Producer: Niema Jordan
    Music: John Lass (Intro + Outro)

    • 57 min
    Help Me Understand | Ep. 004: You & Your New Words

    Help Me Understand | Ep. 004: You & Your New Words

    SHOW NOTES
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We've partnered with our friends at Talkspace to create an exclusive promo code for our GLOSSRAGS audience. Receive $35 off your therapy plan with the code GLOSSRAGS. Visit www.talkspace.com to learn more!
    #BlackMentalHealthMatters
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    ON WOKE:
    •What Does It Really Mean to Be "Woke"?: bit.ly/2rURPaC
    •Bustle: What Does "Woke" Mean? There's More to the Slang Term Than You Think: bit.ly/2kuHxPq
    •ESSENCE Woke 100 List(Peep Randi at #48!): bit.ly/2qh8SmK
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    ON TOXIC MASCULINITY:
    •Bustle's 6 Harmful Effects of Toxic Masculinity: bit.ly/2qQ0cGH
    •Masculinity & Misogyny in the Digital Age: bit.ly/2rUO6K5
    •The Toxicity of Men Silencing Women: bit.ly/2qatIEV
    •Brene Brown on Vulnerability: bit.ly/1lJtLD1
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    ON OUR RADAR:
    •Trap Medicine: bit.ly/2ricKbg
    •He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers (Regina R. Robertson): amzn.to/2qWQQcR
    •Fatherless (Fusion Docu-Series): fus.in/2rhP6vy
    •Second City Presents: Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains): bit.ly/2qcrbNS
    •Kendrick Lamar + D.R.A.M. + Travis Scott Tour: bit.ly/2qcl6Rz
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    Dig what you hear? Have something to say about it? Let us know! Email yo [at] glossrags [dot] com with your comments.
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    Creator + Executive Producer + Editor: Randi Gloss
    Associate Producer: Niema Jordan
    Music: John Lass (Intro); Nangdo (Break 1); Harris Cole (Break 2)

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