7 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 & Frankie Fulleda

Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks Carrie Clifford, Gloria Harrison and Frankie Fulleda

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 85 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 & Frankie Fulleda

    Different Buses, Different Hair, Different Snacks

    Different Buses, Different Hair, Different Snacks

    Gloria and Carrie reminisce about their different morning routines growing up. Later, they share the story behind why they named the podcast: Hard Candy and Fruit Snacks.


    Support Boston's METCO program:
    https://metcoinc.org

    • 33 min
    Listen Up, I'm Speaking

    Listen Up, I'm Speaking

    Inspired Kamala Harris, Gloria and Carrie reflect on working together in their 20s and finding the courage to say "I'm speaking."

    • 28 min
    White Guilt and Black Disparity – Part 2

    White Guilt and Black Disparity – Part 2

    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.

    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/

    • 28 min
    White Guilt and Black Disparity - Part 1

    White Guilt and Black Disparity - Part 1

    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.

    produced by: Frankie Fulleda, Gloria Harrison & Carrie Clifford

    • 33 min
    Us and Them

    Us and Them

    In this episode Gloria and Carrie talk about the social divide between them and attempts that were made at crossing that gap.

    produced by: Frankie Fulleda, Gloria Harrison & Carrie Clifford

    • 25 min
    Black Lives, Do They Matter?

    Black Lives, Do They Matter?

    In this episode, Gloria and Carrie begin to discuss Black Lives Matter. They break down what the movement means and what BLM has churned up for each of them.

    produced by: Frankie Fulleda, Gloria Harrison & Carrie Clifford

    music by: Alex Skolnick Trio http://alexskolnick.com

    We have made donations to the following organizations in support on Black lives and equal justice under the law.

    https://www.naacpldf.org

    https://blacklivesmatter.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

susspies ,

Yesss!!

Loving this and the importance to express, vital. This is so important to learn from, and inspire. “nice/nasty”- “im speaking” yessss!!
Great job, so speaktastic!!

Cate Burzynski ,

Must Listen

This podcast is a must listen, especially in today’s climate. Such an open and honest conversation that is relatable and that will open your mind! Sit back and enjoy the ride

dgubs420 ,

So good

This is a must listen! So honest and real and also funny but they aren’t trying to entertain us like some others would so I really appreciate that and it is very entertaining and super informative and needed. Party!

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