29 episodes

Hard Candy and Fruit Snacks tackles race head on. Gloria Harrison and Carrie Clifford met in first grade when Gloria was part of a busing system that brought black kids from the inner city to schools in the suburbs. On this podcast, they discuss systemic racism, inequality, and injustice while reminiscing about growing up as black and white kids in a world with a lot of gray areas. Despite their different backgrounds, Gloria and Carrie end up working on the same TV show in their twenties. Join Gloria & Carrie as they learn together, laugh together and reflect on a 40-year friendship.

Produced by: Carrie Clifford, Gloria Harrison & Katie Levine

Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks Carrie Clifford and Gloria Harrison

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 117 Ratings

Hard Candy and Fruit Snacks tackles race head on. Gloria Harrison and Carrie Clifford met in first grade when Gloria was part of a busing system that brought black kids from the inner city to schools in the suburbs. On this podcast, they discuss systemic racism, inequality, and injustice while reminiscing about growing up as black and white kids in a world with a lot of gray areas. Despite their different backgrounds, Gloria and Carrie end up working on the same TV show in their twenties. Join Gloria & Carrie as they learn together, laugh together and reflect on a 40-year friendship.

Produced by: Carrie Clifford, Gloria Harrison & Katie Levine

    Melissa Mitchner of The Bark Shoppe

    Melissa Mitchner of The Bark Shoppe

    Season 2 Episode 19: As part of our series, BLACK BUSINESSES BREAKING BARRIERS, Carrie and Gloria talk with Melissa Mitchner, the Founder and CEO of The Bark Shoppe, a pet care company based in Harlem, New York. Check out the store:  or on Insta: @thebarkshoppe more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks  

    • 36 min
    Diversity at Work (re-release)

    Diversity at Work (re-release)

    Season 2 Episode 18: Gloria and Carrie reflect on diversity at work during their careers, and share how they both ended up at the job that reunited them in their 20's. (re-release) 8 Ways to Promote Inclusion and Diversity at Work: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/01/25/eight-important-ways-to-promote-inclusion-and-diversity-in-your-workplace/?sh=3ff045096da1 more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks

    • 41 min
    Part 2 - White Guilt and Black Disparity (re-release)

    Part 2 - White Guilt and Black Disparity (re-release)

    Season 2 Episode 17: In this episode Gloria and Carrie continue to explore the differences of being white and black in America. And why it feels like Black Americans continue to get the short end of the stick. (re-release) an Atlantic article about Boston's METCO program by Alana Semuels: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/04/boston-metco-program-school-desegregation/584224/ more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks

    • 29 min
    White Guilt and Black Disparity - Part 1 (re-release)

    White Guilt and Black Disparity - Part 1 (re-release)

    Season 2 Episode 16: In this episode Carrie admits that white guilt often makes her over-compensate. Gloria talks about the conversations that occur at the dinner table when you’re raising a black son in America. (re-release) more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks

    • 35 min
    Us and Them (Re-Release)

    Us and Them (Re-Release)

    Season 2 Episode 15: In this episode Gloria and Carrie talk about the social divide between them and attempts that were made at crossing that gap. (re-release) more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks

    • 26 min
    The Scholarship Winners!

    The Scholarship Winners!

    Season 2 Episode 14 - With the generosity of over 200 donors, Carrie & Gloria were able to raise more than $60,000 to help 4 winners, and 17 runners-up, from Boston's inner-city pay for college. Today Carrie & Gloria speak to the 4 winners. learn more about 826Boston: https://826boston.org support the SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  more about HCFS: https://linktr.ee/HCFSpodcast follow us on Instagram: @HCFSpodcast and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardCandyAndFruitSnacks **This episode was sponsored by the Office of IDEaS, an initiative of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.**

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Rob Purser ,

WaylandMLK

Thank you for chatting on the Wayland MLK program tonight. It was awesome hearing you both and learning about your podcast.

DawnzaLilla ,

Don’t bother

Two more reasons why we’re so divided in this country. WHY can’t we just live. Any time I hear of a problem race is brought up. Stop pointing out our differences and maybe we could realize we’re alike. This is a waste of time.

BH, CA ,

Insightful, thoughtful, funny, it’s got it all!

I can listen to these 2 smart ladies talk about anything. But the fact that they are tackling very important issues makes this a must listen podcast. We need their voices. Thank you for giving us information without preaching. They also walk the walk by giving back.

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