76 episodes

“Simply conversation between friends….” COLOUR OUT THE BOX.

Started as way for host Mo (@moactually) to document her weekly conversations with friends, about their everyday lived experiences, has now grown into an online community that gives a voice to people of the African and Afro Caribbean Diaspora to tell stories and share their unique take, all whilst navigating the complexities of modern life.

A podcast that covers everything from racial politics in the workplace, the perils of online dating, absurd happenings in pop-culture or even pondering what it means to be Black and British. Just a few of the topics, we open up for discussion giving our personal perspective.

“I'm Mo (@MoActuallyUK) the voice behind the microphone, founder, producer and terrible tea maker. I love podcasts, creating and consuming, so COLOUR OUT THE BOX, remains a labour of love. I wanted to create something that someone like me *Coughs in their 30s* would listen to and talk about within my circle of friends “. Thoughts, comments, questions and feedback all welcome so contact us on social media @ColourOutTheBox #ColourOutTheBox. Or if you have a little more to articulate why not email us at: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 21 Ratings

“Simply conversation between friends….” COLOUR OUT THE BOX.

Started as way for host Mo (@moactually) to document her weekly conversations with friends, about their everyday lived experiences, has now grown into an online community that gives a voice to people of the African and Afro Caribbean Diaspora to tell stories and share their unique take, all whilst navigating the complexities of modern life.

A podcast that covers everything from racial politics in the workplace, the perils of online dating, absurd happenings in pop-culture or even pondering what it means to be Black and British. Just a few of the topics, we open up for discussion giving our personal perspective.

“I'm Mo (@MoActuallyUK) the voice behind the microphone, founder, producer and terrible tea maker. I love podcasts, creating and consuming, so COLOUR OUT THE BOX, remains a labour of love. I wanted to create something that someone like me *Coughs in their 30s* would listen to and talk about within my circle of friends “. Thoughts, comments, questions and feedback all welcome so contact us on social media @ColourOutTheBox #ColourOutTheBox. Or if you have a little more to articulate why not email us at: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com.

    Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

    Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

    Demi Harper is back to talk with Mo. We talk about Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, August Alsina and that “Red Table Talk”. Exploring entanglements and power dynamics in relationships. Demi gives his viewpoint about Black creatives, supporting Black business and empowering our spending power.
    Life after lockdown, with many of us facing unemployment, coming back from furlough and adjusting to the new normal post Covid-19, we discuss next steps, whilst still managing your mental health and well-being.

    About our guest co-host Demi Harper, Brand Strategists: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_demiharper/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_demiharper
    Website: https://www.demiharper.com/ Link to ebook: https://demiharper.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=694b56624da888dca3fb215f9&id=b599181efc

    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    @jgwellbeing Sharing daily quotes to help with mental wellbeing: https://www.instagram.com/jgwellbeing/ /
    Black Minds Matter U.K: https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com /
    BOOK: “Quiet” The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    @sidehustlepro: https://www.instagram.com/sidehustlepro/ /
    The Expansion Podcast: https://linktr.ee/theexpansionpod

    ANNOUNCEMENT! “COLOUR OUT THE BOX” PODCAST WILL BE BACK SOON! Please stay subscribed, checkout the blog and get in touch if you want to be involved. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE.

    “#ColourOutTheBox”

    Visit the newly updated website: http://colouroutthebox.com
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com

    Visit the newly updated website:
    http://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

    NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

    New from myself Mo and Stav, The Expansion Podcast
    https://linktr.ee/theexpansionpod SUBSCRIBE, LISTEN & SHARE..... Available on your favourite podcast platforms.

    Welcome to The Expansion Podcast, the podcast for podcasters and lovers of the audio space, hosted by Stav (@StavrosBoss) 1/5th of the “Eloquently Saying Nothing Podcast” and Mo (@moactuallyUK) the founder behind “Colour Out The Box Podcast and Blog”. The two have come together to host a show for your audio entertainment. Trying to start your own podcast, already have a show you want to take to the next level or simply interested in taking a peek behind the audio curtain, then this is a show for you. Mo and Stav talk Money, Audio and Content, whilst sharing their personal, sometimes conflicting takes, joined by some very familiar podcaster voices from your favourite shows.
    Find the Expansion Pod on all socials
    Twitter @TheExpansionPod
    Instrgram @TheExpansionPod
    If you are a podcaster that wants to be featured on the show, contact us on social media, or email TheExpansionPod@gmail.com

    • 1 min
    Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

    Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

    Mo, Jay and Bim discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down”

    We break down our thoughts on the episode finale, while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories.

    Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together.

    Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw

    This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe.

    RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show.

    Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby

    “#ColourOutTheBox”

    Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com

    Visit the newly updated website:
    http://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

    The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

    EP.72 The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering?

    Mo is joined by guest May, returnee guest co-host. We talk about Black Lives Matter being on the world agenda as protests continue globally, including London and around the UK. Discussing race with work colleagues and the pressure to be the black representative. The main discussion centers around the stereotype and trope of the “Strong Black Women”. We explore the origins and how the stereotype can be damaging to black women’s wellbeing. Including medical bias and the risk in child birth. We look at examples in the media and how we are perceived by others around us. Referencing public figures such as Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and more.

    Resources mentioned during the podcast: Amanda Wright “The problem with the strong black woman stereotype' BBC short documentary” https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/the-problem-with-the-strong-black-woman-stereotype/p07sbxv9

    The Take ”The Strong Black Woman Trope, Explained”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjs_pm8MZk
    The Black Curriculum: https://www.theblackcurriculum.com/

    This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe.

    RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show.

    “#ColourOutTheBox”

    Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

    Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

    Mo and Jay, discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down”

    We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 6), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories.

    Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together.

    Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw

    This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe.

    RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show.

    Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby

    “#ColourOutTheBox”

    Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com

    Visit the newly updated website:
    http://colouroutthebox.com

    • 44 min
    Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

    Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

    Mo is joined by guest Davida, of Wonders of Wanders, who talks blogging , travel and more: “Wonders of Wanders is for those who love stories, authentic connections and serendipitous encounters.”

    We discuss the growing cost of living in London and the impact of Transport For London (TFL) Bailout. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Public transport must now be the last resort.”

    Dating in lockdown: Virtual dates and Social Distancing romantic meet-ups.

    About guest co-host Davida:

    Website: http://wondersofwanders.com | Twitter: https://twitter.com/wondersowanders
    | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wondersowanders/ | Facebook: Wonders of Wanders

    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    Belly Mujinga
    https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga /
    Remote podcasting twitter thread / https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/status/1260892435107979265?s=20 /
    The Barbershop Chronicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxfr9tSsSc&t=793s /

    This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe.

    RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show.

    “#ColourOutTheBox”

    Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com
    Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox
    Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/
    Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com

    Visit the newly updated website:
    http://colouroutthebox.com

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mywa213 ,

Brilliant

Honest and unfiltered podcast. Mo and Jay touch on important issues. Essential listening and fun. Love listening and enjoyed special guest co hosts too

Africlick ,

Essential listening

Colour Out the Box is essential listening for the Black British Experience. Literally gets me through the week #realtalk

Co186543 ,

A London perspective on all things black and relevant.

Mo and Jay bring life to current affairs and modern day life in London. With their witty yet warm personalities, they will definitely have you in stitches at some point.

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