250 episodes

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Multiracial Family Man Alex Barnett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 63 Ratings

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

    The Final Episode - Ep. 250

    The Final Episode - Ep. 250

    Ep. 250: This is the final episode.  And, we just want to say thank you so very much to all the listeners!  You've been fantastic, and we hope you've enjoyed the podcast.
    We wish you all the best!
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing 
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     

    • 1 min
    Revisiting a conversation with comedian J-L Cauvin about race, racism, and the changing economics of the comedy business, Ep. 249

    Revisiting a conversation with comedian J-L Cauvin about race, racism, and the changing economics of the comedy business, Ep. 249

    Ep. 249:
    J-L Cauvin is a former criminal prosecutor-turned-comedian.  He also is a Multiracial man with Irish and Haitian roots.  As a result, he has a keen eye for race, racial dynamics, and racism in the criminal justice system, in the entertainment world, and in life.  Also, after almost two decades as a comic, J-L has keen insights into the changing economics of the comedy and entertainment business.
    J-L has been featured on The Late Late Show, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, ESPN’s The Dan Lebatard Show and is a regular on The Adam Carolla Show. And, he travels the country performing in America’s most prestigious (and non-prestigious) comedy clubs. He has made a name for himself within comedy for his blog which offers a one-of-a-kind insider honesty about the business and his sketch/impression videos. 
    J-L’s act is incredibly diverse and has led to five stand up albums: 2006′s Racial Chameleon, 2008′s Diamond Maker, 2012′s Too Big To Fail and 2013′s Keep My Enemies Closer, and 2016’s Israeli Tortoise, which hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart. He also released 2017’s Fireside Craps, an entire album as Donald Trump which hit #3 on the iTunes comedy chart.
    For more on J-L, check out his website at: http://jlcauvin.com/
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing 
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Dancer, actress, ninja, writer, Tori Eldridge, and Hawaiian-Norwegian multiracial experience, Ep. 248

    Dancer, actress, ninja, writer, Tori Eldridge, and Hawaiian-Norwegian multiracial experience, Ep. 248

    Ep. 248: Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, The Ninja Daughter, is the first book in the Lily Wong series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
    Tori is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. She holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do Ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. Tori has performed under her maiden name (Tori Brenno) as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film.
    The cultural diversity in Tori’s upcoming novel, The Ninja Daughter, stems from her own multi-cultural heritage—a Norwegian father from North Dakota and a Chinese-Hawaiian mother from Maui who met, married, and raised Tori’s sisters in Japan. This unusual family melting pot, combined with the amalgamation of Asian-Pacific Islander traditions that make up modern Hawaiian culture, gives Tori a unique perception, deep fascination, and an inclusive appreciation for world culture.​
    For more on Tori, please see her website: https://torieldridge.com/
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing 
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 49 min
    Revisiting a conversation with Professor Sarah Gaither about multiracial perceptions, interracial interactions and intergroup contact, Ep. 247

    Revisiting a conversation with Professor Sarah Gaither about multiracial perceptions, interracial interactions and intergroup contact, Ep. 247

    Ep. 247: In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Professor Sarah Gaither.
    Professor Gaither is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.  She obtained a M.S. and Ph.D in Social Psychology from Tufts University in 2014, and prior to attending Tufts, she received her B.A. in Social Welfare with a concentration in Psychology in addition to a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2007. She was a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Psychology Department at The University of Chicago for two years before beginning at Duke.

    Her main research interests are: mixed-race identity flexibility, multiracial perceptions, interracial interactions and intergroup contact, and the use of stereotypes and prejudice among children and young adults.
    Listen to her speak with Alex about her own multiracial heritage and how she's used her own experiences to inform her work.
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing 
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 58 min
    Revisiting our conversation with multiracial family mom, Obama neighbor, and former dancer, Keesha Beckford, 246

    Revisiting our conversation with multiracial family mom, Obama neighbor, and former dancer, Keesha Beckford, 246

    Ep. 246: On this episode, we revisit our conversation with Keesha Beckford.
    Keesha Beckford is a former dancer, who turned to writing as her creative outlet when she became a mom.  It has turned into a successful second career as the creator and writer behind Mom's New Stage, a blog about Keesha's own multiracial family, featuring herself (an African-American woman), her husband (a White man), and their two terrific kids (a biracial boy and girl who are starting to experience and understand the complex issues of race and racism).  Check it out here: http://www.momsnewstage.com/p/about.html
    Listen, as Keesha describes her journey from Queen, New York to Princeton University to dance as a profession to becoming a mom and the journey that took her and her family from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chicago, where they are now the Obamas' neighbors. 
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing 
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Taiwanese-Latino Multiracial Experience with Comedian James Camacho, Ep. 245

    The Taiwanese-Latino Multiracial Experience with Comedian James Camacho, Ep. 245

    Ep. 245: James Camacho is a NYC based comedian. He performs at The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, Dangerfield's, and LoL Times Square Comedy Club. When not in New York City he can also be found on the road performing all over the country. James was a finalist on New York's Got Talent 2 years in a row. He was featured in the Burbank Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Yonkers Comedy Festival, Finger Lakes Comedy Festival, and the first ever Stand Up NY Comedy Festival. 
    James has made an appearance on the Kevin James show "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS. He also just finished filming the film "The Golden Phoenix", which is currently in production. He has also been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, ESPN, ID Channel, Elite Daily, and The Wendy Williams Show. He was also in the film, “What Happened Last Night”, and in Jay-Z's music video, "I Got the Keys".  
    James started comedy as an English and Theater student at Rutgers University. It began as a way for him to tell the jokes he wrote in his short stories and screenplays. Now stand-up has moved to the forefront. James is a single half Chinese and half Puerto Rican only child from New Jersey. His uniqueness, his likeability, and his point of view make him one of the most hilarious and interesting young comedians out there! At least that’s what he thinks!
    For more on James, please visit his website at: https://www.jamescamacho.com/
    For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
    To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
    Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing
    Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

jomedy! ,

Halfies!

Being a halfie myself I love hearing the different views and stories of other mixed race people. Alex does a great job interviewing his guest about their background and how it shapes who they are today! #HAILHALFIES

TashiD13 ,

Love it

As a multiracial woman, I am highly appreciative of this podcast for getting out stories out there and showcasing how wide and diverse our expeirences can be. Highly recommend!

alittlemeilan ,

Engaging and relatable

Alex is a great interviewer and the guests are diverse and offer unique stories and perspectives on being multiracial. I'm enjoying catching up on the episodes and learning about individual experiences of multiracial people!

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