Cool interviews and smart takes by Eddie Francis about the stuff that impacts our identity and value--who we are and how we contribute to those around us. Halima Leak Francis co-pilots and talks about the power of giving on the "Write to Bear Alms" segment.
017 | Apple Fried Apple
Dee Holt, the "founder" of Apple Fried Apple visits to talk about going viral and how he uses his Alpha Phi Alpha membership to inspire his students.
016 | Motivational Speaking
We visit the world of motivational speaking with speaker, trainer, author and host of the "Off the Bench" podcast, Mark Wiggins, to chat about the craft and its effect on people.
015 | My Obsession with Narcissism
My obsession with narcissistic leadership is how it compromises identity and value.
014 | Kamala's Divine Shout Out
During her vice presidential nomination speech, Kamala Harris gave a shout out to the Divine Nine after mentioning her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Why, on the biggest stage of her career and in a such a critical moment, would she do such a thing?
013 | Being Better: Eric and Maleka Beal
Eddie and Halima talk to health and wellness success stories Eric and Maleka Beal who lost a combined 300 lbs.
012 | The Psychology of Hazing
Every September, HazingPrevention.org holds National Hazing Prevention Week to create and share awareness about the dangers of hazing. An instrumental figure in tracking hazing deaths is Hank Nuwer. On the old Eddie Francis Podcast Show, we talked to professional mental health counselors Leslie Brown and Von Eaglin about the psychology of hazing, particularly in the Divine Nine. As a member of a Divine Nine fraternity--Alpha Phi Alpha--I thought it important to talk to a couple of counselors who speak our language, and both came through with great insight about what goes through the mind of potential hazers.
Leslie is no stranger to "For Our Edification". A member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., she appeared on episode 4, "The Mental Health Benefits of Giving". Leslie is a relational counselor with extensive experience working with military veterans, veterans' families, and women/families in substance abuse recovery. She is a doctoral candidate at Barry University where her research interests include the evolution of families, polyamory families, race/class/gender and cultural competency as well as indigenous, and traditional mental health healing modalities. Leslie earned her bachelor's degree from Hampton University in Mass Media Arts and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Thomas University (Fla).
Von is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. who talks about positive psychology on One Life Radio. Von earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and master's degree in Education at the University of North Texas. He has experience working with physically and sexually abused youth, couples, men’s issues, anger management, adolescents, depression, anxiety, and addictions. Von is currently a doctoral candidate at the North Texas where his research focuses on formulating a new approaches to couples therapy using men’s groups.
Thoughts on E010
I’m a “college isn’t for everybody” guy; but I gained some perspective of why it’s important to try it out IF you know what you’re trying to do in life. That perspective was having a voice in the room to speak on your behalf; or a representative to share ideas that other may not be able to see. Hopefully the butterfly effect of those actions have strong(er) repercussions for us as a people.
Love, love, looooooooovvvveeee this podcast!!!!!!! I will be joining in on my ride to and from work !!! Go Eddie