On our best days, we grab a glass to celebrate. On our worst, we grab a glass to take the edge off and relax. 'Grab A Glass' with David Thomas is a space where no matter the circumstances of the week, we have an open, honest & considerate conversation about our world over a glass of something special. Cheers.
Why Not Me with RYAN DANLEY
On this episode of 'Grab A Glass', DT has a conversation with Ryan Danley, a modern day renaissance man. Ryan is a Human Resources and Talent Development professional for a Top 100 Auto manufacturer, the host of the Danley & Friends podcast, and Co-Founder of Ohio Drip amongst many other things.
After suffering a spinal cord injury in January 2019 in a snowmobiling accident, Ryan made it his mission to create a world that is fulfilling for all people by starting in his community. He believes effective communication, exposure to different ideas, and engaging with different people is key in the process of growth and fulfillment.
DT & Ryan talk about their similar upbringings & how they made it to college, Ryan’s fortitude & perseverance after his injury, and how he created Danley & Friends to be one of the most thoughtfully led discussion podcasts in the game.
Ryan Danley | @danleysworld
Ohio Drip | @ohiodrip
Ballin', But Ain't Nobody Playin'
On this episode of ‘Grab A Glass’, DT shares some advice he got from an elder, celebrates Paul Mooney & treats NBA fans, Tennis media, and the NFL.
Make the Leap with VERONICA THOMAS
On this episode of 'Grab A Glass', DT has a conversation with Veronica Thomas, Senior Digital Director at iHeartMedia. Veronica oversees digital for over 20 of iHeartMedia's markets and over 100 radio stations. A formally educated and trained graphic designer, she coupled that background with completely self taught animation, photography, & videography making her one of the most unique digital leaders in the country.
DT & Veronica talk about her transition from growing up in a small town to running large markets, fearlessly seeking and jumping into better opportunities, getting on YouTube and learning a skill from scratch, & how she's paying forward the advice she got from her mentor.
Veronica Thomas | @veronicasuebt
Speak On What You Know
On this episode of ‘Grab A Glass’, DT details a big MOVE, discusses the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and how allies and outsiders should operate as we watch from afar.
Run It Up with ADAM SMALL
On this episode of ‘Grab A Glass’, DT has a conversation with Adam Small, CEO of ADS Music Partners. Adam has stamped his name across the Billboard charts as one of the premier A&R executives to know. With hit singles from industry leading artists Saweetie, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion and Mulatto under his belt, Adam is making it a point to carve out more lanes for the fastest growing segment of musical artists, female rappers.
DT & Adam talk about being fearless & forging your own path, Adam's rise from intern to CEO, how his team works to empower artists to live out their dreams, and his place in Detroit's long legacy of legendary music.
Adam Small | @wosslife
ADS Music Partners | @ADSMusicPartners
So You Want to Grab A Glass?
DT shares a quick synopsis on what Grab A Glass is all about.
About Billie Eilish
Loved your "Room to Grow" podcast and especially about Billie Eilish. There was a time when Hilary Clinton and Tipper Gore, as first and second ladies, piled on black rappers for their lyrics while completely ignoring cops brutalizing our inner cities. Their argument was that the lyrics were "violent", and at that time even Henry Louis Gates did not come to their defense. That these are just lyrics, they are not acting violently, but reporting violence through song and dance. This is what Billie is coming from: the lyrics are not literal truths. The kids not violent, but acting out in art. Why can't people see that instead of just taking the "white narraitve" of "black violence"? Billie knows more about this than your average white kid because she grew up in one of the blackest and toughest neighborhoods of the LA. Most black commenters criticizing Billie today are making the same mistake as Hilary and Tipper Gore made then.
What WE Needed
Love the transparency and authenticity each episode provides as well as the range of topics covered! Why stop now?! 🖤
Needed a drinking buddy like this
In a quarantined world, I LOVE listening to the wide range of topics David tackles with humor and heart - feels like a drinking break in the middle of the day, addressing all the stuff I’m craving discussions about, from someone who doesn’t hold back. And music recos to boot