72 episodes

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Look for new episodes on Mondays on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Podomatic.

TAKE OFF YOUR COOL Take Off Your Cool

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 46 Ratings

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Look for new episodes on Mondays on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Podomatic.

    Episode 67: Don't Feed The Trolls

    Episode 67: Don't Feed The Trolls

    Let. Them. Starve.
    In this episode, Major and Lise talk basic math when it comes to Memphis and Nashville, Jhene putting it all on the gram, how Wendy is doing and Issa's ring and things in the Bold and the Baeless, Dwyane's last dance, Tiger's redemption, and Beyoncé passing on Reebok in Balls and All, Politikin' sees many firsts for the Chi's new mayor, Lise is obsessed with Seeking Sister Wife, Kim K is legal but not blonde, and much more in What Had Happened Was.
    A new book about job transitions gets a spotlight.
    For Let's Talk About It Sis, the passing of Nipsey Hussle reminds us all to continue the marathon, but don't feed the trolls during the race.
    Lise has flowers for the Essence Fest and its lineup, and Major is proud of an icon living for the Love Offering.
    The ladies are excited for Richard Wright's vision on screen, capturing the cosmos, #DemThrones, and the new streaming service coming for your coins.
    A jazz legend in the making from the land of golden sunshine is the GRITS we love.
    To purchase, "F*ck This Job: The Art of Transition" by Dr. Erica Jones, visit https://www.amazon.com/CK-This-Job-Art-Transition/dp/1731207115.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 66: R.A.B.G.A.F.B.A.N.

    Episode 66: R.A.B.G.A.F.B.A.N.

    Y'all actin' up.
    In this episode, Major and Lise are back in this year. Won't you celebrate with us?
    We give our condolences to one of favorite new rappers and two souls whose broken hearts didn't heal after mass shootings. In the Bold and the Baeless, we recognize the Lady of the Rings and her Yankee boo, and we celebrate the Chance at holy matrimony. Baby News is adorable as always. Balls and All sees the Lake show break King James' playoff legacy, Shaq joins a problematic papa's business, March doesn't have Major mad, and Drake does a big flex. Politikin' has Lise's attention on a small time mayor with big time policy ideas and why the Mueller report is good news for the country (maybe...possibly). The Confessions album and the tour of *this* millennium are covered in We Getting Old. Plus, a beloved R&B singer and folks who don't understand basic manners get oiled in Moisturize Your Opinions.
    For Let's Talk About It Sis, the recent federal college scandal has us reflecting on our own journey in college and what privileges we had in that journey.
    Love Offerings are given to up-and-coming female rappers who are killing the game and a show that reminds us to live, work, and pose.
    The real Ann Atwater, subject of an upcoming film, is the GRITS that we love as we finish out Women's History Month.
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    • 2 hr 20 min
    Episode 65: What'd We Miss?

    Episode 65: What'd We Miss?

    Yawn! Not much to see here.
    Major and Lise return to the internet set ablaze, but everything's fine. We remember the life of Trayvon Martin, Precious Harris and the bold leader of the house of Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld. The Bold and the Baeless has a seat at the red table, GQ features South Central Love, Lise ships an Oscar winner and an Avenger, Don't Date Wale and our hearts go out to Diddy. Mazel to a new dad and blessings to a child of Destiny in Baby News. Balls and All has free-throws and tragic cornrows, Queen Serena's new commercial, and the unfortunate arrest of a recent Superbowl champion. The ladies also talk the chemistry between Bruno and Cardi, all the great new music, Grace owning the catwalk and the mysteries of Neverland.
    Let's Talk About It Sis is back and the #WorstBlackHistoryMonthEver needed all the oils and butters.
    A Love Offering goes out to two Southern Black womenpreneurs, and a YouTuber whose channel is treasure trove of vocals and joy.
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    • 2 hr 50 min
    Episode 64: Immature v. Insecure

    Episode 64: Immature v. Insecure

    Whew chile...
    Major and Lise are back with a new episode to talk the passing of a lion of the senate, an incredible talent in hip hop and a queen who healed our souls. In the Bold and the Baeless, we hope Nicki cancels her tickets to the Safaree, the Jordans are wearing us out, and DL Hughley overshares. Baby news sees the introduction of a little Cali girl, Lance Gross' gorgeous little boy, and destiny's children welcoming another star. For Balls and All, Lise is here for Lebron's Lake Show, OBJ secured the bag for himself and others, Serena is the GOAT despite the haters, and ESPN lost a real one. Politkin' has us excited for races in Georgia and Florida, Omarosa is a case study in Black woman rage, and 45 reaches a new low. The ladies also discuss Must See TV, Virgo Season, a Legend becoming a EGOT, and much more.
    For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the confrontation between Nicki and Cardi and how immaturity and insecurity keeps us bound and in conflict with others.
    Lise's biscuits are burned by folks shaming hard-working people, Major has a love offering after her domestic tour, and all the Black girl magic across the September covers gets a moment.
    A very special teacher and mother who gave us and generations of students so much is the GRITS we very much love.
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 63: Breathing While Black

    Episode 63: Breathing While Black

    This is America?
    In this episode, Major and Lise talk the happenings around Nashville, Lise's favorite sandy spots in Cali, and a South Memphis vet gives back to baristas and a future Tiger secures all the bags in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. In the Bold and Baeless, 2Chainz gets on one knee and on Lise's nerves, Cousin Tiffany needs media training, Fab goes to court and Emily B accompanies him, and more. Jhene and her mini-me is adorable, Tristan is still trash and one of the Mowry twins welcomes a girl in Baby News. Lebron's reign continues, Chef Curry is back in the kitchen and Charles and Shaq on tv talking like its just them in Balls and All. For Politikin', one of our girlfriends talks with our favorite first lady and Nashville had some historic elections. The ladies talk their Met Gala favs and flops, Jada's vibrant red table, and more in What Had Happened.
    Let's Talk About It Sis covers recent stories around police being called on Black and Brown folks for having the audacity to inconveniently exist and whether this really is America.
    People treating all millennials like kids burns Lise's biscuits. Major's Love Offering goes to a literary icon who died telling our stories. In a galaxy far, far away, Cardi's voice is everything for the Geek Corner. And mamas are the GRITS We Love.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 62: Free-Thinking Ain't Free

    Episode 62: Free-Thinking Ain't Free

    Ain't That Bout A...
    In this episode, Major and Lise are finally back! The ladies talk Nashville Happenings, not so many LA happenings and the fun of May in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. What had happened includes honoring the victims of the Waffle House Shooting and a real American hero, Baby News sees a painful pattern keep up with the Kardashians, Cardi is ready for smoke after labor and a prince is born, Balls and All has a baller overcoming odds to soar with Seahawks, Politikin' covers an epic week in the Twitterverse and no one can make Kanye great again.
    For Let's Talk About It Sis, Lise and Major bask in the afterglow of Beychella and talk about the performance's connection to their own HBCU experiences.
    All hope is lost in the Geek Corner. The TOYC Tribe gets a special love offering. And a Spelmanite woman is the GRITS We Love.
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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Ohthatsgracie ,

I listen every week!

When I push "play" on TOYC, I know I'm in for a good time. I feel like I'm sitting down with friends, getting ready to discuss anything pop-culture events, to racial disparity in America, to entrepreneurship, and more. Maj & Lise are as witty as they are honest, a combo which makes for a very entertaining hour+ on the podcast.

Tyler McGhaw ,

Love the show!!

Yo, I love the real talk expressed here & I’m to proud to say that the co-host, Maj, is my first cousin. Keep up the Great work ladies!! 💪🏾

Lrigyttiw ,

My New Favorite Podcast

I love their fresh insights on Nashville and the culture in general, and I love how Lise and Mak balance out each other.

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