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 160 | Carlos is Elton John's Illegitimate Child: Censorship, Social Media and Other Musings

    Episode 160 | Carlos is Elton John's Illegitimate Child: Censorship, Social Media and Other Musings

    Join us as we chat about Daana's newest adventure, Carlos being called Elton John's "illegitimate child" by randos on the internet, being banned on Instagram, Greg Abbott being a waste of disabled representation, and more.
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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



     

    • 45 min
    Episode 159 | You're a Unique Flower: Joy, Radical Self-Love & the Three's Company Apartment

    Episode 159 | You're a Unique Flower: Joy, Radical Self-Love & the Three's Company Apartment

    Join us us for a conversation about radical self love, the importance of creating a luscious, beautiful and peaceful space, the joy and simplicity of the Three's Company apartment and other thoughts about tending your prooverbial gardens.
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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

    • 54 min
    Episode 158 | Disability, Pride and Radical Self Love

    Episode 158 | Disability, Pride and Radical Self Love

    Join us us for a conversation about the nuance and complexity of disability pride, the power of radical self love, and a problematic e-mail that Daana received from a well-known doctor with MS.
    Oh yeah, Terry Wahls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXJH2jZm0w
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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

     

    • 1 hr
    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 SCOTUS. We also discuss how we use our voices and bodies to be "extra" in the face of erasure.  
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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

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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