Podcast by Jordan Hayles
Podcast by Jordan Hayles
EP10 - GROWING PAINS [FEAT. TJ & NATHANIEL]
It's a term for a reason, but there are a lot of challenges when it comes to growing as an individual. Personally, professionally, platonically & romantically, there are various ways to adjust & process the pain that comes with that growth. My friendship with TJ & Nathaniel (no guvvies for them) goes back to 2010, when we met on Twitter. We've each taken many paths to get to where we are in 2020, and especially these two. We dive into what made their friendship grow, how it blossomed into a relationship, and even the after effects when a break up happens, but a friendship can still remain. The first recording of the show in my humble abode, so definitely enjoy this one!
Keep the people of Lebanon in your thoughts & help out if you have the means
As always, support Black initiatives in your own communities
Toronto - https://linktr.ee/britany_murphs
EP9 - ALL IN THE FAMILY [PART 2] [FEAT. AUNT TANYA]
I'm back for Part 2 of 'All in the Family' as I flip it over to my Mother's side of the family. My Aunt, Tanya Hayles, has always been a constant support in my life, and we deep dive into our relationship, how she created the Black Moms Connection, her parenting journey, her media appearance whirlwind during a whole ass pandemic, the functioning dysfunction of most families, and a whole lot more. It's a great listen, so definitely be sure to listen & share!
EP8 - ALL IN THE FAMILY [PART 1] [FEAT. UNCLE KWAME BARRETT]
Black Mental Health Matters, but historically, it's always been a neglected conversation, not only amongst the community, but within the family. I have definitely seen the wear and tear it causes when issues aren't discussed, and problems aren't addressed. This mini-series within the Podcast will feature family members talking about our own challenges with mental health, and how these conversations among us can bring about healing within our families.
I'm Jamaican on both sides of the family, so culturally, that carries its own weight for how mental health is discussed, and that's why I feel this is significant, amongst many other reasons.
Part one features my Uncle from my Father's side of my family, Kwame Barrett, who is the 2nd youngest of 5 siblings (all Brothers), and him & I share a very unique relationship that has seen him be a father figure for me. There has been much left unsaid since the untimely passing of his Mother & my Grandmother, Valrie Barrett, and we touch on that, amongst many other topics revolving our family, in hopes that others can start having the conversations in their own homes.
EP7 - BETTER OFF AS FRIENDS [FEAT. BRITANY MURPHY]
When it comes to platonic friendships, often times when they're great, they migrate to romantic. They don't always work out, but thankfully in some cases, the friendship stills remains. Britany Murphy, a Writer, Editor, Comicbook Nerd, Movie fanatic, and Queen of Sarcasm, is that person, and we'll touch on that, plus her gig which has placed her in rooms with some celebrities that you'd never imagine would happen.
Visit her Linktree for ways to Donate & Support Black causes
Follow her and her written work
EP 6 - THE BOOK OF ESSENEX [FEAT. XAVIER LEWIS]
When it comes to my friendships with Men, they're not always the best, but Xavier Lewis has been one who's always been there since we crossed paths in high school al the way back in 2006. I have the pleasure of having him on as a guest as we discuss Canadian politics, his love of comic books and how they relate to his life, the development of our friendship, and the tolls of fatherhood.
He's a multi-faceted creator in his own right, and the other half of Essenex Productions. Find him on IG, where he posts many memes
Stand With Bre - www.standwithbre.com
Justice For Breonna Taylor - www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-ju…or-breonna-taylor
Justice For Oluwatoyin Salau - www.change.org/p/talahassee-poli…toyin-toyin-salau
Justice For D'Andre Campbell - www.change.org/p/patrick-brown-j…-d-andre-campbell
Donations for various organizations - linktr.ee/britany_murphs
EP5 - SUPPORT THE GYALDEM [FEAT. SAJAE ELDER]
Sajae Elder is a Writer & Producer, but also a very hilarious woman who was instrumental in the creation of the iconic Toronto-based, all women's podcast (now defunct), GYALCAST, which boosted a lot of careers for its collective. We touch on that era, its abrupt end, dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Black creative, how to create & curate a great playlist, embarrassing TDotWire memories, and our love of Black Women in general.
Miller Eats - https://twitter.com/millereats & https://www.instagram.com/millereatsyummy/
Praise Break (For Backsliders) Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/76L2CAaR20qBTNomcwYaRK?si=-hROP3ESTiq-ItkSEmgiyQ
Stand With Bre - https://www.standwithbre.com
Justice For Breonna Taylor - https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Justice For Oluwatoyin Salau - https://www.change.org/p/talahassee-police-justice-for-oluwatoyin-toyin-salau
Justice For D'Andre Campbell - https://www.change.org/p/patrick-brown-justice-for-d-andre-campbell
Donations for various organizations - https://linktr.ee/britany_murphs
Customer ReviewsSee All
Finally - a podcast that is authentic, relevant, timely with appropriate amounts of humour. It’s so good to hear the Toronto yute dem doing great things in the podcast world. Keep it up.
Jordan is a thoughtful and incisive voice. The podcast is off to a great start and the sky is the limit. Can’t wait for more.
Jordan’s just seem to be GOATs in general I guess
Pod just started but going to call it here that my updated reviews will be just continued praise for Jordan and what he does.