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An AUDIO-PLAY and PODCAST all in one. Enjoy the play, and come back for the conversation. Join hosts Blaine, Indira, and Frederick as they insightfully (and irreverently) discuss Afro-Existential themes of the play, as well as insightful interviews with their special guests, The Afro-Existential Podcast is part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

An AUDIO-PLAY and PODCAST all in one. Enjoy the play, and come back for the conversation. Join hosts Blaine, Indira, and Frederick as they insightfully (and irreverently) discuss Afro-Existential themes of the play, as well as insightful interviews with their special guests, The Afro-Existential Podcast is part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    ICONIC 2:: TONY PEARSON DRIVEN

    ICONIC 2:: TONY PEARSON DRIVEN

    In part TWO of our interview with Tony Pearson, the bodybuilding icon talks with us more about his inspiring autobiography, entitled Driven: My Secret Untold Story.

    Discovered by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Muscle Beach, who became his mentor. Pearson won his first contest, the 1976 Mr. Venice Beach, and a year and a half later he entered and won the 1978 Mr. America contest., "A story about real-life hardship and overcoming the odds to become a nine-time
    world champion-winning Mr. America, Professional Mr. Universe, and World Mixed Pairs. 
    Legendary
    bodybuilder Tony Pearson faced impossible challenges, rising above poverty, abuse,
    and neglect to excel and reach the pinnacle of success. His story is
    presented here, journaling the extreme struggles he endured to reveal the human
    spirit of survival. From the depressive lows to the triumphant highs, an inspirational record of one man's
    determination to rise above and claim victory over despair."
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    • 44 min
    The Michael Jackson of Bodybuilding

    The Michael Jackson of Bodybuilding

    In part one of our interview with Tony Pearson, the bodybuilding icon talks with us about his autobiography, entitled Driven: My Secret Untold Story.
    Discovered by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Muscle Beach, who became his mentor. Pearson won his first contest, the 1976 Mr. Venice Beach, and a year and a half later he entered and won the 1978 Mr. America contest.,
    "A story about real-life hardship and overcoming the odds to become a nine-time world champion-winning Mr. America, Professional Mr. Universe, and World Mixed Pairs. 
    Legendary bodybuilder Tony Pearson faced impossible challenges, rising above poverty, abuse, and neglect to excel and reach the pinnacle of success. His story is presented here, journaling the extreme struggles he endured to reveal the human spirit of survival. 
    From the depressive lows to the triumphant highs, an inspirational record of one man's determination to rise above and claim victory over despair."
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    • 38 min
    CULTURAL EQUITY IN THE ARTS/AMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    CULTURAL EQUITY IN THE ARTS/AMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    In this episode, we are talking about the importance of CULTURAL EQUITY in the Arts with Executive Director of the Amory Center for the Arts, Leslie Ito, and Indira and Blaine crack themselves up playing a round of Would Your Rather? It’s a fun and insightful episode. 
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    • 34 min
    THE BREAKTHROUGH EP. 8 | w/Author Deesha Philyaw

    THE BREAKTHROUGH EP. 8 | w/Author Deesha Philyaw

    We are excited to bring you season 2 of The AFRO-EXISTENTIAL PODCAST on the Broadway Podcast Network (@broadwaypodcastnetwork)! Join co-hosts Blaine (@bteamer574), Indira Gibson Wilson (@indira.thatsenough), and Frederick Johnson (@iamfrederickjohnson) for a new series of engaging interviews exploring The Breakthrough: From Vision to Fruition. Our first guest is Deesha Philyaw, award-winning author of the bestselling story collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, soon to be an HBO Max series produced by Tessa Thompson (@tessamaethompson). You don't want to miss this interview. 
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    • 33 min
    THE POLICE OFFICER WHO BECAME A BOOK PUBLISHER

    THE POLICE OFFICER WHO BECAME A BOOK PUBLISHER

    We talk with author, editor, and book publisher Rebecca Razo about the big breakthrough that transitioned her from being a police officer to becoming a children's book publisher.
    Rebecca Razo has 20+ years of combined experience in book + magazine publishing, editorial project management, and content creation. She has overseen the creative and editorial development of hundreds of books and is a prolific writer with numerous credits to her name, including Quiet Los Angeles.
     
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    • 36 min
    THE BREAKTHROUGH w/ Kitt Shapiro | EP 6 - Part Two

    THE BREAKTHROUGH w/ Kitt Shapiro | EP 6 - Part Two

    In our new interview series, entitled “The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition”. we are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality.

    Ep. 6
    Part Two: Our special guest, author Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt, talks about her new book, Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter’s Love Story in Black and White. It’s a unique combination of memoir and cultural history about one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen—Eartha Kitt—as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter. A luminous and inspiring portrait of a Black pioneer and artistic force—Eartha Kitt—and one of the most moving mother/daughter stories in Hollywood history.
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    • 23 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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The Breakthrough Series

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