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Culture-critic jimi izrael rediscovers America by talking to people you may or may not know. About everything. What comes up, comes out. Lots of fun. No filter.

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Culture-critic jimi izrael rediscovers America by talking to people you may or may not know. About everything. What comes up, comes out. Lots of fun. No filter.

    ep39: yofreeka, the drag queen with a porno moustache

    ep39: yofreeka, the drag queen with a porno moustache

    Kedarrow Brown, aka Yofreeka, was Cleveland's premier drag-queen before drag became a Rupaul, cable TV thing. We talk about house music, the time the gays protested me, how he was gay, growing up gay in rural ohio and how Yofreeka, the black drag queen with a Lamont Sanford moustache, was born. also, i discover "shade."

    • 1 hr 17 min
    ep38: lathan bennett pt 2 - live from the barbershop

    ep38: lathan bennett pt 2 - live from the barbershop

    this is part two of the conversation with lathan bennett -- this one recorded live at Professional Polish, his barbershop on Larchemere in Cleveland. We talk watches shoplife, white people and women in the black barbershop (and why they have no business there), the difference between plaid and argyles, and the straight razor shave. also, I nearly get shot, kinda. this isn't a public radio play -- this is authentic barbershop banter. square biz.

    • 58 min
    ep37: barber lathan bennett's mother was a gangster

    ep37: barber lathan bennett's mother was a gangster

    lathan bennett is a father, veteran and barbershop co-owner -- he cut my hair from 2013 to 2016-ish. this two-parter evokes the conversation like the kind we had back in the day -- we talk about the barber hustle, the projects, divorce, racism during his military service, excavating and interrogating manhood as the product of single mothers. Kim Kardashian's secret, drug dealers, hood chicks = good chicks, "young, dumb and full of cum." also, baby-mamas and the family courts vs. The Good Guy.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    ep36: fayola shakes, rattles and rolls

    ep36: fayola shakes, rattles and rolls

    fayola shakes is a writer and journalist from cleveland and i'm a big fan of her work. we talk about her Jamaican roots, writing in search of the truth, her Tinder date and handling family with mental issues. also, anthony sowell and that curious implant some Cuban men put on their penis.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    ep35: rhonda crowder worked for don king, lol

    ep35: rhonda crowder worked for don king, lol

    rhonda crowder is an author and journalist and we talk about her book, her work at Cleveland's black newspaper "The Call and Post" under its current owner, Don King and her #metoo moments there, sibling rivalries and her father's fidelity issues, why she cooks, and the difference between the 'Hood and "down-the-way." also, the legend of white women who prowl the ghetto stealing black men from black women.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    ep34: eric brewer doesn't care what you think about his life OR his eyeliner

    ep34: eric brewer doesn't care what you think about his life OR his eyeliner

    eric j. brewer is the former mayor or east cleveland and politically brazen black male consciousness of cleveland's inner-city who just happens to wear a dress when it suits him. we talk about Vietnam, old-school cleveland politics, cleveland's porn history, st. louis, movie producer reggie hudlin, hillary clinton, his father, bowel movement, the real story of "Erica," and what his son said when he saw his father on the national news in drag. he finally tells the whole story about how those pics came out. also, that time I danced with drag queen rupaul all night.

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

Noelbrianna ,

Freaking hilarious

Love this humor it’s a must listen I laughed out loud so so much!

Junejournalist ,

Jimi is the coolest cat 'casting!

Jimi gets it - his conversations are a great blend of energy and genuine interest in his guests. He finds traction in their journeys and it's all very instructive. Egos are checked outside his loft and honesty is what penetrates the discussions. It's extremely refreshing. I can't wait for more!

SweetCheeksSia ,

I want to hear more...

The 1st episode of "Conversation For Adults" feels like two old friends who've been meaning to catch up forever, but just never got around to it. The conversation flows, weaving back and forth between the past and present, with context for those who aren't in the know. It is intimate, raw, insightful and FUNNY listening to two grown men reminisce about the 90s, Cleveland's club scene, their hustles and past loves. Face is hesitant at first but Izrael does a good job of reeling him in, making him comfortable enough to share. This is how conversations should be between adults.

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