10 episodes

Extraordinary People Next Door Podcast tells the story of the everyman and everywoman, the John and Jane Q’s, the oft overlooked and quiet influencers of color that have shaped the art and culture of Pittsburgh and beyond. EPND wants to tell the story of “the bottom” and those on their grind upwards. We want to highlight the stories of our local everyday heroes as they put on that blue collar, hard hat spirit and punch the “process” clock on the way to their dreams.
For inquires please email epndpodcast@gmail.com and visit our website at www.epndpodcast.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/epnd-podcast/support

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Extraordinary People Next Door Podcast tells the story of the everyman and everywoman, the John and Jane Q’s, the oft overlooked and quiet influencers of color that have shaped the art and culture of Pittsburgh and beyond. EPND wants to tell the story of “the bottom” and those on their grind upwards. We want to highlight the stories of our local everyday heroes as they put on that blue collar, hard hat spirit and punch the “process” clock on the way to their dreams.
For inquires please email epndpodcast@gmail.com and visit our website at www.epndpodcast.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/epnd-podcast/support

    Season 1.10 The Jason Rivers Episode

    Season 1.10 The Jason Rivers Episode

    The EPND Podcast closes out Season 1 with a powerful sit down with champion of restorative justice, Jason Rivers. Jason discusses navigating the struggles of finding identity being raised in a multi racial household. He opens up about persevering through numerous trials including the murder of his brother, Anthony Rivers. He talks about keeping his brother’s legacy alive and turning tragedy into triumph and atonement by starting the AR3 Summer Basketball League in his honor. Jason Rivers is currently the Managing Director of Tandem Ed, whose mission is to “educate our communities to reclaim our stories and spaces.”

    Instagram: @jayrivers.3

    Learn More about tandemed.com


    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride

    Music Composition by theycallmejeff

    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook

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    • 3 hr 10 min
    Season 1.09 The Kaila Episode

    Season 1.09 The Kaila Episode

    Disclaimer: There isn’t any manual for the job of parenting, you kind of just figure it out as you go. In this episode Brother Jason sits down with his oldest child Kaila. Kaila gives her perspective on meeting Jason, her thoughts on him marrying her mother and all of the changes that came with that. The two keep it real about the ups and downs of their relationship and the process of making this family thing work one way or another. Listen and learn. Our family is a work in progress. Stay tuned. Kaila is an amateur model, poet, singer, and artist. You can check her out on Twitter: @kaiwaRavi, Instagram: @kaiwaravi or Soundcloud: Kaiwa Ravi


    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride

    Music Composition by theycallmejeff

    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook

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    • 54 min
    Season 1.08 - The Craig Orr Episode

    Season 1.08 - The Craig Orr Episode

    They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. In this episode one half of the EPND Podcast, Brother Jason seeks to tap into his roots by sitting down with his father, Craig Orr. They talk about the family history and the impact of the Great Migration that brought his mother and father from Mississippi and Tennessee up to St. Louis, Missouri. The two discuss life lessons, fatherhood and much more on this reflective episode of the Extraordinary People Next Door podcast.

    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride

    Music Composition by theycallmejeff

    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Season 1.07 - The Khufu El Episode

    Season 1.07 - The Khufu El Episode

    On this episode of the EPND Podcast Amil and Jason sat down with musical and visual artist, entrepreneur and change maker and Chicago native, Khufu El. The conversation ranged from the Black experience growing up in Chicago during the height of the crack era to the history and impact of house music in Chicago. Brother Khufu details his journey from the streets to Spirtual path. Follow the brother Khufu on Instagram @waterstar7.

    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride & Amil Cook

    Music Composition by theycallmejeff

    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Season 1.06 - The Maya Myeko Episode

    Season 1.06 - The Maya Myeko Episode

    On this episode of the EPND Podcast Amil and Jason sat down with two powerful queens pulsating with the divine feminine. We covered topics ranging from aligning our chakras to anger management to teen domestic violence. Maya @mayamyeko. and Launa "Bellz" Noelle @launa.luv spoke about being courageous enough to pursue their dream as fashion designers while most their age are just going with the flow. Maya Myeko and Bellz share heartfelt details that shaped their high school experience as youth leaders from naviagting oppressive school administrators, gun violence and ultimately the tragic and untimely loss of their friend Antwon Rose Jr. The episode was interrupted with news of the tragic untimely passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Follow Maya Myeko's journey by connecting with her @mayamyeko on twitter or @mayamyeko on Instagram.
    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride & Amil Cook 
    Music Composition by theycallmejeff  
    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook
    Follow EPND on Twitter @EPNDPodcast
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Season 1.05 - The Said Episode

    Season 1.05 - The Said Episode

    The Extraordinary People Next Door Podcast sits down with artist, activist, educator, Farooq Al-Said. They discuss his journey from Toronto to Miami to Pittsburgh to New York and back. Farooq details the influence of Hip-Hop in his evolution, Pittsburgh Hip-Hop history, and activism. They celebrate the release of his latest project “The Kid With the Golden Arms”.

    Audio Engineering by Zafir McBride & Amil Cook 

    Music Composition by theycallmejeff  

    Executive Production by Jason Orr & Amil Cook

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    • 1 hr 42 min

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Great interview with a hip hop legend. I learned some real history from this interview.

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