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People say change starts with a conversation, but are we having the right ones? From the mysteries of the music industry to the often misunderstood concept of sex, race and cultures. "Meet us at the intersection of technology, entertainment, music, relationships and everything thought-provoking dialogue should be!. Dive deep into the realities of being Born in Trouble!

Born In Trouble John X

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

People say change starts with a conversation, but are we having the right ones? From the mysteries of the music industry to the often misunderstood concept of sex, race and cultures. "Meet us at the intersection of technology, entertainment, music, relationships and everything thought-provoking dialogue should be!. Dive deep into the realities of being Born in Trouble!

    Rewriting the Script. Cultural Complexities.

    Rewriting the Script. Cultural Complexities.

    John X and guest Robert Brooks dive into a variety of topics, including one poll reflecting societal attitudes toward what dictates child support? The diminished value of two-parent households by feminist narratives impacts how to view personal responsibility. Modern relationships, the cultural pressures of maintaining appearances, and the challenges of single parenthood.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Election for Dictators!

    Election for Dictators!

    Missed us? Catch up on our YouTube Born in Trouble Channel! Where the last two episodes are! But this week? Guest Chocolate Yoddah joins the panel to discuss why Trump? Or why not. Diddy and the community conversations. Are they too little and too late? Is the entire game predatory? Born In Trouble tells it like it should be told. True.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sports, Barbie, and Irrelevant Poo

    Sports, Barbie, and Irrelevant Poo

    Host John X and guests from Detroit, New Jersey, and the South dive into discussions that traverse various themes including sports commentary, particularly the dynamics of football trades, criticisms of the educational and sports training systems, and broader social issues reflecting on politics, and the impact of corporate interests on society. They explore the disappearance of original thinking and the suppression of outliers in modern society, drawing parallels across sports, education, and entertainment. The episode delves into the role of money in these arenas, the diminishing of quality in pursuit of financial gain, and the consequences of a society focused on conformism over individualism. Despite the wide-ranging topics, the underlying theme is a critique of current societal trends that favor uniformity and profit over diversity and authenticity.


    00:00 Kicking Off with Episode 37: Introductions and Catching Up
    00:45 Diving into the Saquon Barkley Saga: Opinions and Analysis
    05:07 The Giants' Strategy and Fan Reactions: A Deep Dive
    08:37 Exploring the Impact of Analytics in Football
    18:14 Shifting Gears to the Oscars and the State of Cinema
    24:28 Unpacking the Complexities of Race, Caste, and Systems in Film
    29:44 The Impact of Management and Ownership on Sports Teams
    30:10 The Decline of Fundamentals in American Basketball
    30:54 The Influence of Wealth and Power in Sports and Society
    32:46 The Challenges of Rising Through the Ranks in Sports and Life
    35:14 The Shift in Youth Sports: From Passion to Profit
    38:13 The Broader Implications of Sports Culture on Society
    38:21 The Evolution of Media and Its Impact on Society
    38:51 The Deterioration of Quality in Pursuit of Profit
    39:42 The Consequences of a Money-Driven Society
    44:45 The Diminishing Role of Individuality and Creativity
    47:16 Navigating the Complex Landscape of Modern Society
    50:23 Reflections on Politics, Society, and the Future
    01:00:44 Closing Thoughts and Farewell

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Price of Gossip

    The Price of Gossip

    Wendy Williams and the wear and tear of being everything and the culture of negative press. The gambling industry and the disrespect of Cam Newton brings Community service in question.


    00:00 Introduction and Caribbean Accent Anecdotes
    00:43 Reminiscing About the Past
    01:45 Introducing the Co-hosts
    02:19 Discussing Health and Aging
    02:52 Traveling and the Struggles of Airplanes
    04:16 The Challenges of Modern Travel
    07:11 The Impact of COVID on Health and Lifestyle
    07:42 The Importance of Diet and Exercise
    09:44 The Struggles of Aging and Physical Limitations
    12:07 The Impact of Fame and the Downfall of Wendy Williams
    15:17 The Dangers of Celebrity and the Price of Success
    17:28 The Reality of Wendy Williams' Situation
    22:09 Reflecting on Choices and the Consequences of Fame
    23:32 The Impact of Negative Energy and Gossip
    28:14 The Power of Negative Press and Social Media
    30:05 The Dark Side of Fame and Success
    31:03 The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Modern Society
    31:22 The Importance of the Journey in Achieving Goals
    35:03 The Impact of Sports and Gambling on Society
    37:56 The Influence of Corporate Greed on Sports
    41:14 The Dangers of Losing Sight of the Human Element in Sports
    43:26 The Role of Politics in Sports
    47:18 The Future of Sports and the Challenges Ahead
    51:40 Reflections and Conclusions

    • 55 min
    The Colorblind Show!

    The Colorblind Show!

    The 36th episode of 'Born in Trouble' podcast features a engaging discussion about a multitude of topics ranging from racial tensions, social issues, colorblind society, popular culture, music industry to age-old social customs. The hosts also delve into controversial opinions of certain figures and events within pop culture, including Beyonce's country album, the work of a young controversial author questioning racial struggle, and the concept of 'reverse race hustling'. Furthermore, hosts also explore the reality of colorblindness in the society and how it affects views and understanding of contemporary pop culture, music, race, politics, and socio-economic class.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Bulls Not Breeding But AI has Answers.

    The Bulls Not Breeding But AI has Answers.

    The 35th installment of Born in Trouble. The discussion gears towards societal issues and the potential implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on personal development and relationships, particularly in the African American community. Guest Andrew Johnson speaks at length about the challenges faced in present-day relationships, focusing on the changing dynamics due to evolving societal factors and technology. The conversation also invades the impression that younger generations have towards marriage, and the diminishing value of organic human interactions in the digital age. Sprinkled with some humor and personal anecdotes the discussion is thought-provoking and covers wide-ranging topics from the role a traditional marriage plays to the potential of AI in manipulating human thoughts and emotions.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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