A Conversation Podcast
Hosted by Andrew Monroe Rice
Tied together by our common threads...
Documenting unconventional conversations,
detailing human connections,
presenting the questions and mysteries we all face,
from anywhere, out in nowhere, and everywhere.
Stories From Nowhere 008: Neil Kirk, in honor of David Rice
In episode eight of Stories From Nowhere, Andrew talks to Neil Kirk, a dear family friend, and a former Wall St. colleague of Andrew’s brother. In this last episode of season one, Neil and Andrew talk about the life of Andrew's brother, David Harlow Rice, who was killed in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001.
Andrew and Neil discuss the effects of survivor's guilt, inconsolable grief, and how addiction and recovery unites them with David. In this humorous and tender, special episode, the pair recount larger-than-life stories from David’s early days, and share touching thoughts about managing grief, illustrating the importance of permanent human connections.
For more information about the World Trade Center Memorial: https://www.911memorial.org/learn/resources
Visit this link for more information about WTC health resources: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/memberresources.html
For more information about AA: https://www.aa.org
Stories From Nowhere 007: Fury Young and BL Shirelle, Die Jim Crow Records
In episode seven of Stories From Nowhere, Andrew talks with the Co-Executive Directors of the non-profit music label, Die Jim Crow Records (DJCR), Fury Young and BL Shirelle. Fury and BL describe the way they met, and the impact that meeting had on their lives.
They discuss BL's upbringing and her journey from time in prison, to now co-leading DJCR. Fury also shares his path of activism and concerns on mass incarceration, and celebrates the platform they offer artists who are behind bars.
The show ends with a song, titled "America The Merciful" by Zealot featuring Uno, from the group Territorial, off their debut album "Tlaxihuiqui". The artists featured in this song were all incarcerated at Colorado Territorial in Cañon City, Colorado at the time of recording. Uno was incarcerated at Camille Graham Correctional Institution in South Carolina when he recorded his verse. Camille Graham is a women's prison, though Uno identifies as a trans man.
DJCR produces music of the incarcerated and recently incarcerated, and can be found on all streaming platforms and YouTube.
"tales of tradition interrupted" Katonah Museum of Art, by Fury Young
Beanie Sigel - What Ya Life Like (Music Video)
BL Shirelle - Ex Bitch (Official Music Video)
Stories From Nowhere 006: Justin Jones
In episode six of Stories From Nowhere, Andrew talks to Justin Jones, former director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Andrew and Justin discuss the issues surrounding the death penalty, including retribution and deterrence, and systemic poverty. Justin talks about complicated prison cultures, and the meaningful leadership potential of long-term prisoners.
The former Warden also speaks openly about his path to reverse dysfunctional beliefs in both his life and his career.
For more information about the Oklahoma Department of Corrections: https://oklahoma.gov/doc.html
Criminal Justice Fact Sheet care of the NAACP: https://naacp.org/resources/criminal-justice-fact-sheet
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Stories From Nowhere 005: Susan Williams
In episode five of Stories From Nowhere, Andrew has an in-depth conversation with clinical psychologist, Susan Williams.
Susan and Andrew talk about the ways that dysfunctional family systems and family of origin experiences drive decisions, and how those decisions impact generations. They discuss the ways these systems fuel political crises, and progressive ways that we help one another heal.
For more information about community assistance resources: https://www.211.org
For more information about the term family of origin, visit this link: https://drgabormate.com/
If you are in crisis and need assistance, please call 911 and contact your nearest healthcare provider.
Stories From Nowhere 004: Sandra Barefoot
In episode four of Stories From Nowhere, Andrew speaks with Great Britain-based Sandra Barefoot as they share their common bond via the The Forgiveness Project. Andrew and Sandra look back on a meeting Andrew had with a mother of an alleged terrorist in the early 2000s, and explore the destructive power of systemic shame. The pair dives in to a discussion about the hopeful elixir of telling one's story from victim to victor, and what should be done with "the troubled boys in the back row of the classroom?" Sandra shares her wisdom, gained from her remarkable work with the incarcerated in Great Britain, and describes how she has helped her own sons navigate challenges they face as members of a society based on race and privilege.
For more information about the Forgiveness Project:
Stories From Nowhere 003: Reverend Robert Musick
EP #003 Reverend Robert Musick
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
On Episode Three of Stories From Nowhere Andrew speaks to Reverend Robert Musick.
Reverend Robert Musick is the Chaplain at Pikeville University in the central Appalachian region of Kentucky.
Reverend Musick’s radical compassion and unapologetic progressivism are center to his work.
His balanced awareness opens the door for dialogue between left and right wing groups within his community.
In this episode, Andrew and Reverend Musick communicate about their own blind spots, the vocational call, and loyalty to ideals that drive personal faith, and political commitment.