Everybody has some broken records, negative messages that rattle around in our souls. Join author and spoken word poet Amena Brown as she unpacks the themes from her non-fiction book How to Fix a Broken Record with a different guest each episode. Through compelling interviews, cackling, and conversation, Amena and guests discuss life, love, faith, and broken records while reviewing the soundtracks of their lives.
Episode 1: Intro featuring Grandma
On the premiere episode of the How to Fix a Broken Record podcast, Amena is joined by a very special guest: her grandma. The book, How to Fix a Broken Record, is dedicated to Amena's great grandmother, grandmother and mom. Amena and her grandma answer questions from social media and talk about education, segregation, reading, sharecropping and healing from broken records.
Grandma's favorite song: Serving the Lord by Rev. Willie Morganfieldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMe1NGggvmI
Pre-order How to Fix a Broken Record at amenabrown.com. Release date: November 7, 2017.
Episode 2: Love and Be Yourself w/ Hair Artist Giselle Grant
In Part 1 of the book How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena writes a chapter on her natural hair journey and the day she did the big chop with her hair stylist Giselle. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena interviews Giselle about the natural hair journey from Giselle's perspective as a hair care professional and Giselle's own journey of continuing to love and be herself. For more info on Giselle, visit http://www.gisellegrant.com/.
Episode 5: Lessons in Adulting featuring Jennifer Chung
In Part 4 of the book How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena writes about the lessons adulting has taught her from the power of saying yes and no, to navigating social media, surviving failure and redefining success. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena chats with singer/songwriter and YouTube personality, Jennifer Chung whose newest mini album After All is a MUST LISTEN. Check it out as Amena and Jennifer talk about adulting, that YOLO life, what to do when you fail, and the best and worst of social media. For more info on Jennifer Chung visit http://www.jenniferchung.com/.
Episode 6: Ctrl+Alt+Surrender featuring Sandra Van Opstal
In Part 5 of the book How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena uses a play on the classic PC reset, by calling this section Ctrl+Alt+Surrender to talk about the things in life she tried to control, the places she learned to surrender and the ways she is learning to care for her soul. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena talks with pastor and author of The Next Worship, Sandra Van Opstal about soul care in community and the vulnerability of surrender. For more info on Sandra Van Opstal visit http://www.sandravanopstal.com/.
Episode 7: Home featuring Dr. Una Mulale
In Part 6 of the book How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena writes about all the ways she searches for and finds home: moving into a house, visiting Africa and returning to her family's roots. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena interviews Dr. Una Mulale, who Amena wrote about in the book as she talks about her first trip with Una to Una's home country, Botswana. Amena and Una talk about making home wherever you and the things Africa has taught them both. To check out more of the amazing work Dr. Una Mulale is doing in Botswana, follow @theunamulalestory on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/theunamulalestory/).
Episode 8: Searching for the Groove featuring Brandon Gilliard
In Part 7, the final section of the book How to Fix a Broken Record (https://www.amazon.com/How-Fix-Broken-Record-Relationships/dp/0310349338/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512953377&sr=8-1), Amena writes about the lessons she's learned from vinyl records, Herbie Hancock, and finding her own voice. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena talks with bass player Brandon Gilliard who has played with artists such as Prince, Janelle Monae, and Lecrae. Brandon's musicianship is featured in the new movie Ferdinand and in this episode he shares how he creates and sustains the groove in music and in life. For more information on Brandon Gilliard, visit http://btgill.com/.
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