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Intelligent Speech where Roifield Brown speaks to friends and interesting people with the backdrop of great tunes. Imagine a poor mans Mike Pesca from The Gist doing Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 6 Music.

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    • 4.5, 13 Ratings

Intelligent Speech where Roifield Brown speaks to friends and interesting people with the backdrop of great tunes. Imagine a poor mans Mike Pesca from The Gist doing Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 6 Music.

    Jennifer Gliere

    Jennifer Gliere

    Jennifer a soprano hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been described as “a sensitive artist who knows how to turn a phrase while giving urgent meaning to the text.” She has appeared in recital and oratorio in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, and throughout the United States. She talks to Roifield about her voice, relationships and intimacy.
     
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    • 44 min
    Jarett Kobek - Only Americans Burn in Hell

    Jarett Kobek - Only Americans Burn in Hell

    Only Americans Burn in Hell is the only novel for our certifiably insane times. Its American warts and all everyone takes a kicking in this brilliant book.
     
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    • 1 hr
    Ep: 4 - 2 Nicole Phillips human rights and law professor on Haiti and loving spirits.

    Ep: 4 - 2 Nicole Phillips human rights and law professor on Haiti and loving spirits.

    Nicole is a fascinating soul, her world encompasses the precision of law and the love and appreciation of her adopted nation. Her love of Haiti has led her to immerse herself completely in its culture, becoming a priestess and the bride of five Haitian spirits.
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep: 3 Se 2 - David Shields talks about his film Marshawn Lynch a history.

    Ep: 3 Se 2 - David Shields talks about his film Marshawn Lynch a history.

    I speak to David Shields about is new film Marshawn Lynch: A History which explores the silence that nonconformist NFL star Marshawn Lynch deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression.


    Born and raised in in Oakland by a single mother, Lynch became an All-American, an All-Pro running back, and a Super Bowl champion, but over the last five years he has emerged as a nationally significant figure precisely because he has refused to “play the game” of being a dutiful, cliché-bound interviewee. Silence-as-rebellion has African-American roots tracing back to slavery, and it’s a gesture that has flourished spectacularly in Oakland, where Lynch is deeply involved in the betterment of his hometown and where “troublemakers” have changed the game generation after generation—from Jack London and Gertrude Stein to the Black Panthers, Hells Angels, and Oakland Raiders (where Lynch is now finishing his career) to Bill Russell and Curt Flood to Alice Walker and Ishmael Reed to Tupac Shakur, Ryan Coogler, and Boots Riley.
     
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    • 48 min
    Ep: 2 Se 2 - Corey Brettschneider - The Oath and the Office

    Ep: 2 Se 2 - Corey Brettschneider - The Oath and the Office

    Corey Brettschneider talks to Roifield about the articles and amendments that hold the president to his oath of Office.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep: 1 Se 2 - Interview with a sex worker, Alisa Sophia on intimacy and connections

    Ep: 1 Se 2 - Interview with a sex worker, Alisa Sophia on intimacy and connections

    Alisa Sophia talks to Roifield about how she became a prostitute, how she finds satisfaction in her work and her hope for finding her life partner.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

audiophile14 ,

A Solid 30 Minutes

This is a great podcast to listen to while on a drive or working out. It's got a good mix of interesting music and interviews from people from all walks of life. They're only 30 minutes - 15 minutes of music and 15 minutes of interview - so they don't allow for the interview to go terribly in depth. However, the host is adept at asking the interviewee questions that stray from the standard fare, which promotes good conversation between the two. The topics covered each interview are quite varied - from Planned Parenthood to Marvel Comic movies - which allows the subscriber to expand their horizons a bit.

The music is hit or miss for me, which is why it gets a 4 instead of a 5. It's an ecclectic mix, though, and usually I dig at least 2 of the 5 that are selected for that week's episode. Quite a few artists/bands that I had never heard of have been featured, so, again, even with the music, you're exposed to something new.

Their diverse personal and professional backgrounds of those being interviewed, coupled with the non-standard questions mentioned above lend for a interesting conversation as well.

Give it a listen!

PS: Gotta agree with the host - with the exception of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series masterpiece, Marvel universe movies and characters are exponentially more interesting.

johannjomichele ,

Yes Yes Yes

Roifield is brilliant!

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jesusandjill

I've been listening to Roifield & Lucy for a while now as I'm an avid fan of The Archers and Dumteedum. But his taste in music?!! I just never knew! Love your interviews and really love your jam, Roifield.

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