Bi-weekly pop culture and social commentary podcast.
30. My body is not the enemy ft. Kuchenga
This week Jules & Phoebe are joined by journalist and writer @Kuchenga. Kuchenga shares her journey to self-acceptance, and how she found healing and survival in black women's literature. Together they discuss the importance of going beyond pop-culture's obsession with trans trauma and medical transitions. Kuchenga also shares the inspiration behind her upcoming novel. You can read Kuchenga's work here: https://kuchenga.com/
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29. Finding your voice & living your values
Happy Black History Month! This week Jules & Phoebe discuss finding your voice and living your values professionally and personally. They also discuss Black History Month, #blacklivesmatter and moving from amplifying black voices to meaningfully investing time, money and resources in supporting black initiatives and businesses.
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28. I don't have my mum in my life ft. Robyn Donaldson
This week Jules & Phoebe explore implicit bias in day to day interactions. Jules is obsessed with "Such A Fun Age", the debut novel from American author, Kiley Reid. Phoebe shares her evolving thoughts on motherhood and gushes over her niece. They are also joined by author, Robyn Donaldson (@around.robyn), who shares her experience with estrangement from her mother, and the healing that comes with choosing your family.
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27. Being nice doesn't pay the bills
This week Jules & Phoebe discuss pushing through imposter syndrome and the need to be liked. They celebrate Naomi Osaka’s 2020 US Open win, and #blacklivesmatter activism. Along with the news that the FIA may investigate Lewis Hamilton for wearing a T-shirt drawing attention to the murder of Breonna Taylor by police. They also discuss the backlash against Kim Kardashian’s maternity shapewear and growing pressure on women to slay during pregnancy.
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26. Do I have to keep doing posts about race? ft. Dr Amile Inusa
This week Jules & Phoebe are back from their summer break! They re-cap the last few weeks, including the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, and how much he meant to so many.
They also also joined by special guest medical doctor and podcaster Dr. Amile Inusa (@amileya). In a post that recently went viral, Dr. Amile highlighted the racial pay gap in the NHS, disproportionately high maternal death rate for black women in the UK and the fact 95% of doctors who died in the first month of lockdown due to COVID-19 were black and brown. She shares why using her platform to draw attention to inequalities in medicine is important to her and what she’s currently working on!
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25. Intro to criminal justice in the UK ft. Vittoria Trigilio
This week Jules & Phoebe discuss toxic work culture on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, following accusations of sexual harassment, racism and misconduct at the hands of producers.
They are also joined by criminal barrister Vittoria Trigilio. Vittoria shares her journey to the criminal bar, and observations on what can be done to improve outcomes for young people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.
Further reading: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lammy-review-final-report
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