100 episodes

Season 5: Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.

Join us as we Raise the Temp!

Connect with us.

Instagram:
Daana @retrosoul__
Carlos @caballonegrito

Podcast Socials:
Instagram: @myelinmelanin
Twitter: @myelinmelanin
Facebook: @myelinandmelanin
Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

Seasons 1-4: A curated selection of episodes can be streamed. Podcast hosted by two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

Myelin & Melanin: Raising The Temp Daana Townsend & Carlos Kareem Windham

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Season 5: Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.

Join us as we Raise the Temp!

Connect with us.

Instagram:
Daana @retrosoul__
Carlos @caballonegrito

Podcast Socials:
Instagram: @myelinmelanin
Twitter: @myelinmelanin
Facebook: @myelinandmelanin
Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

Seasons 1-4: A curated selection of episodes can be streamed. Podcast hosted by two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

    Episode 157 |Halting, Reversing, and Freezing Progress in Amber: Reflections (Part I)

    Episode 157 |Halting, Reversing, and Freezing Progress in Amber: Reflections (Part I)

    Join us as we share our silver linings and our horrified reflections on the recent diabolical decisions of The US Supreme Court. 
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    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__
    Carlos @elcaballonegrito
    Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin
    Twitter: @myelinmelanin
    Facebook: @myelinandmelanin
    Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

    • 29 min
    Episode 156 | The Rachel Dolezal of the Cherokee Nation and Other Distractions

    Episode 156 | The Rachel Dolezal of the Cherokee Nation and Other Distractions

    Join us as we share our silver linings and lament about the disorienting and uncomfortable satisfaction in hearing evil folks tell the truth. Oh, and Carlos refers to Johnny Depp as "the Rachel Dolezal of the Cherokee Nation", and it was everything.
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    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
     

    • 18 min
    Episode 155 | The Dangerous Minds of Temps: Privilege,Optics & Ableism

    Episode 155 | The Dangerous Minds of Temps: Privilege,Optics & Ableism

    Join us as we explore the dangerous minds of temps, and the privilege that informs their delusional thinking -- from outlandish optics  to complete disability erasure.
    Our hearts are with the victims and families impacted by the massacre in Uvalde.
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    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
     

    • 58 min
    Episode 154 |It's Not Abortion, The Real Issue is Ableism

    Episode 154 |It's Not Abortion, The Real Issue is Ableism

    This weekend, we experienced several mass shootings, more specifically, mass murders -- terrorist, white supremacist hate crimes, at that. We grieve for those we lost at the hands of a white supremacist, terrorist in Buffalo, New York. Join us as we gather our thoughts about the collective white supremacist nightmare we're living through. We also chat about white supremacy, abortion, body autonomy, reproductive freedom, ableism and more.
    Forgive our technical hiccups (5 min, 32 sec). We're tired, and technology can be weird and unpredictable.
    Corrections/Notes:
    At about 12 min, 9 sec, Carlos references Dylanf Roof -- he meant Kyle Rittenhouse We discuss the following article: https://19thnews.org/2022/05/how-people-with-disabilities-feel-abortion/ at about 19 min, 26 sec. At aprox. 23 min, 40 sec #BecauseMS, Carlos misconstrued anti-abortion activist, Melissa Ortiz's sentiments about spina bifida, disability and abortion (she was advocating against abortion); Daana's personal sentiments, remain unchanged, though (she said what she said) --
     
    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

    • 40 min
    Episode 153 | Accessing & Flexing: Performing Disability

    Episode 153 | Accessing & Flexing: Performing Disability

    Being disabled is hard -- being a wheelchair user amplifies the challenges. Join us as Daana shares the trauma and drama associated with...going to the dentist. The lipstick Daana references: https://www.beautybakerie.com/
    The ridiculously priced van service: https://www.transtarmedical.com/
    The awesome dental clinic: https://emergencydentalofmilwaukee.com/
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    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

    • 55 min
    Episode 152 | Oligarchs, Eugenics, Temps & Social Media

    Episode 152 | Oligarchs, Eugenics, Temps & Social Media

    Join us as we talk about Elon Musk, his hair plugs, eugenics, the oligarchy -- all the things.  
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    Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp!
    Connect with us.
    Instagram:
    Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials:
    Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Jrt320 ,

Amazing podcast

I have learned so much from this podcast and am almost done listening to the entire catalog of past episodes. The hosts are so genuine and down to earth and the guests are excellent. Highly recommend.

chronic.pleasure ,

Really Great Podcast

I only wish I knew about this podcast sooner! Each episode is a reminder that the range of what I experience is normal, that there is nothing wrong with us, and that we are allowed to feel cruddy and happy and be complex. Great guests, great banter, a real community feel that it feels a privilege to eavesdrop on.

natcat567150 ,

So raw and real that it feels like I’m eavesdropping

This is an excellent podcast. There are so many worthy topics touched upon. Though I don’t have MS I’m finding so much value in all of the issues discussed. After a year of seeing multiple specialists for an unknown condition (which I know by comparison is not that long) hearing was these stories have given me a sense of not being alone. The elevation of Black voices have really taught me to listen and own my mistakes and then be able to move on from these mistakes rather than letting them paralyze me. Daana and Dawn are so candid and they bring that out in their guests. Today I drove around the block to finish an episode. So good.

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