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A black guy and a white guy walk into a bar. They play some music. They talk about race. They made a podcast. It's no joke. But it is often pretty funny. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2americas/support

2 Americas Corey Nolen & Jesse Suttle

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

A black guy and a white guy walk into a bar. They play some music. They talk about race. They made a podcast. It's no joke. But it is often pretty funny. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2americas/support

    Episode 8 - Interview with Marion Jewel Walker Suttle (part 1)

    Episode 8 - Interview with Marion Jewel Walker Suttle (part 1)

    This week on 2 Americas Jesse and Corey sit down with Jesse's mom on her front porch in the east side of Birmingham. They discuss the history of their family and how they are connectioned to slavery and multiple plantations in the Birmingham area (Did you know Woodlawn and Roebuck were named after a plantation owner?!?!) They also talk with her about growing up in the Jim Crow era and what it was like raising black children in the 70's. This episode is in 2 parts and you don't want to miss either one. Music and comics are given a rest this week because there are just too many good stories to cover. Enjoy the conversation.


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    • 52 min
    Episode 7 - The Elephant In The Room (part 2)

    Episode 7 - The Elephant In The Room (part 2)

    This week Jesse and Corey pick up part 2 of their conversation about some recent crimes in their city and how stereotypes have contributed to the narrative. They attempt to be honest about their own prejudices in order to try and make sense of why our societies cast aside certain demographics. It's a difficult subject to talk about and one with no clear answer, however, the hosts do their best to bring these difficult conversations to light. Despite the heavy subject matter Jesse and Corey still carve out time to talk about their high school honors, why 30A is the whitest place in the world, and how NWA was ironically a racial bridge builder. Join the conversation.


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    • 54 min
    Episode 6 - The Elephant In The Room (part 1)

    Episode 6 - The Elephant In The Room (part 1)

    Episode 6: The Elephant In The Room (part 1)

    This week Jesse and Corey navigate sensitive current events in their hometown of Hoover,AL but that also reflect issues that are coming to light all across the country. They are sure to offend all sides of the issue in this 2 part series that focuses on crime and how stereotypes contribute to racism. As usual they take the edge off with random conversations about super heroes, strange 4th of July traditions, and in their most offensive conversation yet they stereotype every member of a hypothetical rock and roll band. (Sorry keyboard players.) Join the conversation.


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    • 56 min
    Episode 5 - I'll Go First

    Episode 5 - I'll Go First

    As the Black Lives Matter movement continues on, there also continues to be a resistance.  Jesse and Corey discuss some of the reasons why the voices of black Americans still struggle to be heard. This week Corey tells more of his story by sharing  his experiences growing up in a predominantly white community and how racism, both blatant and subtle, shaped his view of society. They discuss how the pervasiveness of those kinds of experiences have become a primary reason for the current resistance of any antiracist movement.  Of course they also weave their way through random music topics including the take over of drum machines, the etymology of Def Leppard album titles, and why David Gray is the model for musical success. Listen in and join the conversation.


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    • 54 min
    Episode 4 - Your Own Personal Jesus (part 2)

    Episode 4 - Your Own Personal Jesus (part 2)

    Jesse and Corey continue their conversation on how Christianity shaped the African American culture throughout history and how that has led to religious expressions in modern times. They look back on the role of Spirituals and how a message of hope was passed on through generations of African Americans despite the inequality in worship experiences. Rounding off the hard edges of these sensitive issues of faith and race are stories of  motorcycle rides, high brow parties, professional dancing and a myriad of other irreverent yet humorous topics that Jesse and Corey weave into the conversation. 


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    • 46 min
    Episode 3 - Your Own Personal Jesus (part 1)

    Episode 3 - Your Own Personal Jesus (part 1)

    Christianity offered hope to many African Americans despite it first being used to manipulate and oppress them.  Jesse and Corey dig deep into the issues of racial divisions within the church both historically and in modern day. Join them for an in depth discussion on faith and racial divisions as they consider the positives and negatives of religious, cultural differences.  Oh yeah and they also talk about Christian metal music and how skinny jeans and hair gel aren't doing much to help alcoholics.


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Angie11/17 ,

Thumbs Up

I might be slightly bias since I knew Jesse growing up, but you guy's are entertaining and enlightening at the same time. I hope you continue more episodes!

@ginahurry ,

Timely and courageous

Two of my favorite musicians stepping into the most beautifully raw and true places... hilarious and honest. A great gift to me and all of us who long to listen, learn, and do better. Love these guys.

heatherpatridge ,

Thought provoking conversation

Timely podcast. Great listen. I am learning so much and enjoying each episode.

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