35 episodes

Culture Conversation is a podcast show that brings you the unique dialogue at the intersectionality of sports, business, and culture. Our creator and host Hussein (@TWINGQ), taps being the minds of the biggest taste-makers, creatives, entrepreneurs and athletes in hopes of rewriting new narratives while creating a safe space for minorities.

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Culture Conversation is a podcast show that brings you the unique dialogue at the intersectionality of sports, business, and culture. Our creator and host Hussein (@TWINGQ), taps being the minds of the biggest taste-makers, creatives, entrepreneurs and athletes in hopes of rewriting new narratives while creating a safe space for minorities.

    Kayon Mayers of The Northway On building a robust media brand, highlighting Culture

    Kayon Mayers of The Northway On building a robust media brand, highlighting Culture

    In this episode, Our host Twingq was joined by the Founder of The Northway, Kayon Mayers. The Northway was created as a lifestyle brand that has evolved into a prominent media brand that highlights the Canadian basketball culture. Kayon once a standout basketball player reflects on his career competing against NBA talents such as Corey Joseph, Tristan Thompson and Dillion Brooks.   Now with the dawn of a new age, Canada has developed a pipeline of talents and Northway has capitalized on the influx of emerging prospects in the NCAA, U-Sports, and NBA. 

    The conversation started off with Kayon sharing the origin story of the Northway. He also spoke on the importance of highlighting diverse Canadian stories for the basketball community. The media space continues to be populated by our counterparts and as minorities, it's our obligation to create a new majority.  

     The conversation then shifted to speak about the progression of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, season predictions, and the recent signings of J.Cole. An interesting segment of this episode is when Kayon spoke on the current shift within the new era of Canadian basketball, he shared some insights on the future generations and how the game continues to evolve. Kayon shared the holy grail list of top Canadian players, Coaches, and competitors.  Stay Connected to Culture Conversation 

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    • 41 min
    CEBL Commissioner Morreale on Opening week, J.Cole, Building the CEBL Brand & Expansion Plans

    CEBL Commissioner Morreale on Opening week, J.Cole, Building the CEBL Brand & Expansion Plans

    In this episode, Our host Twingq was joined by the CEO & Commissioner of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), Mike Morreale. Commissioner Morreale is a no stranger to the sports world, the former CFL Grey Cup champion grew up hoping that one day his number would be called. The Hamilton native, had an illustrious 12-year career in the CFL playing for the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger Cats. After retiring in 2007, Morreale began his career working in the front office for the CFLPA. In 2017, when the CEBL was officially launched, Morreale was named the CEO and Commissioner. In the 2019 inaugural season, the CEBL had 6 teams, today in 2022 they will have six teams play on opening night. Capitalizing off key partnerships, NBA G-league talents, and the affiliation with hip-hop icon J.Cole, the CEBL has launched into a new stratosphere.



    This conversation started off with Commissioner Morreale speaking about the growth of the CEBL since its inaugural season in 2019, the importance of providing the community with homegrown talents across the nation. He also reflected on his cultural upbringing, growing up in a football family, and his divine connection to the sports landscape. Shifting into the Basketball world Morreale draws back to his old principles of hard work, creativity, and resourcefulness. Commissioner Morreale then spoke on J.Cole’s presence in the CEBL and how he changes the entire structure of their league from a marketing/advertisement standpoint.



    The conversation then shifted to speak on building the brand of the CEBL, The highly anticipated Scarborough Shooting Stars franchise, and future expansion plans. The Canadian Elite Basketball League is looking to add 3-5 teams in the near future and with added pool of talent that shouldn’t take long. Commissioner Morreale openly expressed his beliefs on the potential spur of a women’s league. The CEBL season kicks off May 25th with a triple header; 3 games, Six teams, Our game!

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    • 39 min
    Overseas Fits on Creating a New Lane for Women sports, Telling Their Own stories, Overseas Grind, and Life after Sports (ft. Kelvin Amayo)

    Overseas Fits on Creating a New Lane for Women sports, Telling Their Own stories, Overseas Grind, and Life after Sports (ft. Kelvin Amayo)

    In this episode, Our host Twingq was joined by the Founder and Creative Designer of Overseas Fits, Kelvin Amayo. In the wake of the global pandemic that shut the entire world down, Kelvin Amayo cultivated an idea to create a platform where overseas basketball players to come together and share their unique experiences with the world. What started as an online media brand has elevated into a multiverse company specializing in Fashion, Storytelling, Content Development and Brand Events. The Overseas Fit Community has expanded globally to Asia, Africa, and Europe and has seen exponential growth throughout its media platforms.  The conversation started off with Kelvin sharing his origin story on the creation of Overseas Fits. He also spoke on the importance of amplifying authentic stories of the athletes that hardly ever get told. Overseas Fits is an avid supporter of the Women's Sports community and has empowered prominent WNBA athletes such as Natasha Cloud, Isabelle Harrison and Lexie Brown. 

     The Conversation then shifted to the current state of the Overseas Hoops during war-ridden turmoil out in Europe. Kelvin shared his thoughts on the Brittney Griner story in Russia, highlighting the importance of media platforms covering and spreading awareness of these stories. Kelvin shared his holy grail list of his top fashion designers/icons, All-time Overseas Fits Line-up, and fav go-to-outfit during the quick hitter's segment of the show.  

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    • 38 min
    Black Culture Matters (ft. Alex Eskandarkhah)

    Black Culture Matters (ft. Alex Eskandarkhah)

    In this episode, we sat down with Canadian creative Entrepreneur Alex  Eskandarkhah. The Toronto native has built a robust podcast show titled the Gifted Gab alongside his co-host Andre Kelly. Since its inception,  the Gifted Gab has created a space that amplifies BLACK VOICES,  highlighting the urban culture and personal development. The Gifted Gab has garnered the attention of some of the prolific media outlets across  Canada with guest appearances from Tychon Carter-Newman, DJ Shannon  Supreme, Kayla Grey + more. Aside from his unprecedented success, Alex has evolved into a multidisciplinary creative. Alex has taken a stab at  TV and Film, making an appearance on Guilty Party which views on the CBS  and Paramount TV Network.   Alex engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with our host @twingq.  

    The conversation started with a brief story on the birth of the Gifted  Gab. Alex painted a vivid story on how important the idea was and the power of execution. Alex also mentioned how his podcast has opened a  multitude of different career opportunities and highlighted the work of the “Collective for Black Iranians” under the collective, Alex works alongside his community of Black Iranians to raise the awareness and conscious initiatives that promote the Iranian culture.   Alex then shared his story of leaving his hometown Toronto to escape his comfort zone and change his scenery. During that period Alex reflected openly on overcoming adversity while redefining a deeper sense of clarity.  He then met his business partner and co-host of the Gifted Gap and the rest was history.   

    The conversation then shifted to shed a glaring light on building a  progressive career as a BLACK content creator, The current state of the  Internet, and our thoughts on the recent Kanye West Documentary that was released on Netflix.

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    • 58 min
    James Clark on NBA Trade Deadline, Ben Simmons- Harden Trade, Future Of The WNBA

    James Clark on NBA Trade Deadline, Ben Simmons- Harden Trade, Future Of The WNBA

    In this episode, we sat down with the Founder of Full Court Solution + Pro Skill Coach James Clark. The Bay Area native cultivated a roadmap through his shared passions for basketball. Since starting his company, James has worked with prominent NBA/WNBA Talents. This all-star list includes Ben Simmons, Dejounte Murray, Nickiel Alexander-Walker, Natasha Cloud, Kahleah Copper and Stefanie Dolson. James has also teamed up with the Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Phil Handy and facilitated off-season training camps for athletes such as Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and more. 



    James spoke with our host Twingq on the recent NBA Trade Deadline that set the sports world on fire. The implication of the Ben Simmons and James Harden Trade. What does this mean for the 76ers? James broke down both sides of the trade and also discussed the importance of this opportunity for Simmons being in Brooklyn alongside KD and Kyrie. 



    The Conversation then shifted to shed light on the future of the WNBA and progressing the women's sports ecosystem. James has worked alongside the 2019 WNBA champion Natasha Cloud who has spearheaded the movement for Black women in sports. Natasha has dedicated her more recent years to fighting for social reform. James spoke on the importance of highlighting women's talent and using their platforms to influence change within our sports world.



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    • 36 min
    The Year Of Adoption (ft. Randy Rozaay)

    The Year Of Adoption (ft. Randy Rozaay)

    In this episode, we sat down with the Founder + Executive Director of Athlete Tech Group, Randy Osei. The Athlete Tech Group has been responsible for creating a safe space for Entrepreneurs within the tech space through education and the convergence of media. Randy joined our host Twingq and spoke of his latest venture  “Athlete Women Empowered”, which is a mentorship program for BIPOC Women athletes looking to build life skills outside of their respective sports.

    Back in season 2, Randy join our podcast to speak on the importance of creating an ecosystem that uplifts the black community. Since then, Randy and ATG team have hit the ground running, with the latest launch of their digital app “Training Ground”. As we continue to witness the digital transformation of our future workplace, Randy is hopeful that his app will encourage more athletes and entrepreneurs to build the adequate life skills needed for them to become successful. 

    This conversation shifts to creating a diverse tech industry to close the income gap. Randy expresses the importance of self-education, investing in building equitable social programs for marginalized communities and holding corporate companies accountable to include their DEI strategies. 

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    • 53 min

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