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Behind the Seen is a conversation dedicated to uncovering our biases and how to navigate them in a constructive way. New episodes in March 2020

Behind the Seen Mark Bauer and Branden Polk

    • Society & Culture

Behind the Seen is a conversation dedicated to uncovering our biases and how to navigate them in a constructive way. New episodes in March 2020

    S3 Ep. 6 Victim or Villain with Karith Foster

    S3 Ep. 6 Victim or Villain with Karith Foster

    Continuing with our #CheckTheBox theme for this season, special guest Karith Foster joins us to discuss two boxes we tend to put people in when it comes to the race conversation: Victim or villain. In reality, those labels aren't so cut and dried, especially when you introduce intersectional identities into the mix. 

    Karith Foster is a comic turned motivational speaker, TV & radio personality, actress, author, blogger and entrepreneur—and her new book, 'You Can Be Perfect or You Can Be Happy,' teaches readers basic concepts for embracing life's messiness. In this episode, we discuss how we can apply these same concepts to the race conversation.

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    • 43 min
    S3 Ep. 5: Conscious Masculinity

    S3 Ep. 5: Conscious Masculinity

    What are barriers to men living conscious, compassionate, connected lives in their homes and communities? How does this apply to the race conversation?

    Guest: Addison Brasil, VP of branding for tethr, an online peer-to-peer support community for men.

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    • 58 min
    S3 Ep. 4: Policing Behavior and the Preservation of Power

    S3 Ep. 4: Policing Behavior and the Preservation of Power

    In this episode, we discuss policing behavior (behavior of police) and the act of policing other people's behavior in our day-to-day lives. Recent civil unrest around the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has shined light on inconsistencies in what we view as acceptable policing. More often, policing of any kind is a preservation of power and is an attempt to invalidate those who are being policed.

    #CheckTheBox Call to Action: Who are you policing in your life in attempt to preserve your power over them? Who is policing you in order to preserve their power over you? If you can identify that behavior is occurring, it will set you up to break free of that oppression to live a more fulfilled, balanced, healthy life.

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    • 28 min
    S3 Ep. 3: The Racism of the White Moderate

    S3 Ep. 3: The Racism of the White Moderate

    In this episode we discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. A lot of white people are being confronted for the first time with the injustice of racism and unsure how to process it. Others are perplexed why race has to be dragged into the equation at all. In this conversation, Branden turns the questions on Mark to discuss how the unexamined identities of white moderates continue to perpetuate racism. The second part of the discussions turns to how to transform guilt into change.

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    • 49 min
    S3 Ep. 2: Is Love Really Blind?

    S3 Ep. 2: Is Love Really Blind?

    Before the Tiger King, the quarantine binge was the reality show Love is Blind, which puts strangers in neighboring cubes and allows them to get to know one another without the benefit of seeing each other. Then, they fall in love. Or at least that's the idea. But is love REALLY blind? How do subtle ways we talk even give away things about how we were raised? And if love isn't blind, should it be? That's what we're talking about in today's episode. 

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    *The views expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and do not reflect that of their employer

    • 43 min
    S3 Ep. 1: Racial Justice in a Post-COVID World

    S3 Ep. 1: Racial Justice in a Post-COVID World

    Has coronavirus altered how you view racial disparity? Has it amplified it? Who are the populations most affected by coronavirus disruptions? Disruptions of this magnitude always allow for a shift in the landscape. When all of this lifts, how can we rebuild more equitably?

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    • 52 min

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