100 episodes

Local Color is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Black artists, business owners, and community leaders in Baltimore City and in the DMV. If you're looking for insightful interviews, heartfelt stories, and sometimes a good laugh, Local Color has you covered.

Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V and is distributed by Your Public Studios.

Local Color WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Local Color is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Black artists, business owners, and community leaders in Baltimore City and in the DMV. If you're looking for insightful interviews, heartfelt stories, and sometimes a good laugh, Local Color has you covered.

Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V and is distributed by Your Public Studios.

    Social Media Comedian Nkunim Owusu

    Social Media Comedian Nkunim Owusu

    Social media comedian Nkunim Owusu started making comedy videos to send to friends, and they encouraged him to share his talents with the world. When one of his videos got more than 24 million views on TikTok, he decided to continue making content. Nkunim’s unique brand of comedy touches on anime, video games, and sports - all centered around the Black experience. 

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
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    • 28 min
    Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands

    Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands

    On this episode, Jason talks with Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands, a Unilever company. They discuss Cara’s adventures in marketing and how her role as CEO factors into the operation of the Madam by CJW haircare brand.

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Entrepreneur Tashira Halyard of Politics and Fashion

    Entrepreneur Tashira Halyard of Politics and Fashion

    Entrepreneur and "attorney in recovery” Tashira Halyard of Politics and Fashion talks about her early days hustling in the world of law, explains why she had to break the cycle of putting everything before her health, and she drops some gems for those looking to scratch the itch of entrepreneurship.

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
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    • 21 min
    Energy Healer and YouTuber Jessica LaShea

    Energy Healer and YouTuber Jessica LaShea

    Technology has a weird way of slowly pushing us to a future we’d only see in sci-fi movies as kids, while still maintaining and rooting us in tradition. For hundreds of  years ailing people sought the help of energy healers, traveling far and wide to seek healing from “experts.” Nowadays a Google search or YouTube video can bring you the same relief our ancestors risked their lives to receive.

    Enter Jessica “Jet” LaShea, who runs “Reiki Healing Hope," a Reiki and ASMR YouTube channel with over 23 million views to date. Listen as the Arlington native talks about her life growing up in Virginia, the winding path she took to get where she is today, and why she thinks more than ever, Black people are comfortable seeking and practicing more traditional and esoteric forms of worship. 

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios. The views expressed are solely Jason V.'s.
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    • 54 min
    Author and Journalist A’Lelia Bundles

    Author and Journalist A’Lelia Bundles

    Names hold power in our lives, and life has a weird way of moving in a circle. For A’Lelia Bundles, her name shaped her life, and in turn, her life circled back to her name. She’s the great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, but she kept that to herself because she wanted to be her own person.

    Listen as we talk about A’Lelia’s childhood in Indianapolis, making her own way in media and journalism, and how from graduate school to the present day, A’Lelia carries and protects the stories of her ancestors and her own story as well.

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
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    • 38 min
    Artist Jerome Chester aka TheGroovyVandal

    Artist Jerome Chester aka TheGroovyVandal

    This interview is the result of running into Jerome at the Juneteenth pop-up in Reservoir Hill. Think of it as a follow up to his first interview with the podcast back in 2020. If you haven’t listened to that episode, go back and check it out so you can get the full picture and see the evolution of Jerome as an artist and as a man. On this episode, we talk about self-exploration, the blurred lines of a brand and an identity and about Jerome’s upcoming solo exhibition, “It’ll All Make Sense.”

    Be sure to check out “It’ll All Make Sense,” from September 1st to October 2nd at The Alchemy of Art, 1637 Eastern Ave.

    Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

@charmcitymama ,

Basically a Directory of Baltimore Artists + Thought Leaders

This podcast features all the amazing people you’ll encounter when you step outside your door in this awesome city.

mrissad ,

Great Baltimore podcast

Love this podcast! Real people giving insightful interviews and a host who really connects.

Robdamc ,

Wow!

The host is crazy talented!

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