173 episodes

The Culture Soup Podcast is where tech, culture and business collide. Each episode, L. Michelle Smith interviews foremost and emerging thought leaders in the space, with topics driven by hot conversations on social media.

The Culture Soup Podcast®‪️‬ L Michelle Smith

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The Culture Soup Podcast is where tech, culture and business collide. Each episode, L. Michelle Smith interviews foremost and emerging thought leaders in the space, with topics driven by hot conversations on social media.

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    Ep 168: You can BEE anything Pt2 w/Kim Nelson Ingram

    Ep 168: You can BEE anything Pt2 w/Kim Nelson Ingram

    What does it take to be a bosswoman in radio?Kim Nelson-Ingram (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAC_3j8BagGfVcysw1TrjTjXABHHRN5k_-I) has her own approach, and it is high octane. She is at the helm at one to the nation's top syndicated morning shows, The Ricky Smiley Morning Show, and she sometimes does two cities in one day, even as a busy mom and wife!But she had a great mentor who modeled that for her, none other than the legendary Tom Joyner, The Fly Jock himself. Hear the story of how she landed in radio and took flight with Mr. Joyner on the first Black syndicated radio show...and continues the voyage with none other than the hysterical Ricky Smiley.I also share about my adventure on the very first broadcast of that show and how Mr. Joyner touched my life--guess which huge music icon I got to interview for the TV station??Part two of my conversations with Kim airs this evening on The Culture Soup Podcast®, streaming in more than 70 countries and nearly every continent on Thursdays.I have all the women in tech on this podcast, including Siri, Alexa and Google.

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    Ep 167: You can BEE anything Pt 1 w/ Kim Nelson-Ingram

    Ep 167: You can BEE anything Pt 1 w/ Kim Nelson-Ingram

    When Kim Nelson-Ingram graduated from Florida A&M University, she wanted to be in TV, but little did she know that her first job search would land her in some incredible roles in the world of radio, making history too, and eventually as a children's book author with a vision for more.Her message is simple, and she's lived by it: You can BEE anything. It's a mantra that comes from an unlikely source.Meet my friend Kim. She is the author of an inspiring new children's book you'll want to get your hands on and she is the Executive Producer, the woman in charge, of The Ricky Smiley Morning Show.We talk about all the behind the scenes of publishing a children's book and some inside skinny on big-time syndicated radio, including some shoutouts to syndicated radio legend Tom Joyner.

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    Ep 166: The therapy we need right now PT 2 w/Tina Robertson

    Ep 166: The therapy we need right now PT 2 w/Tina Robertson

    Who else is exhausted with the Internet relationship gurus and all their advice?

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    Ep 165: The therapy we need right now w/ Tina Robertson PT 1

    Ep 165: The therapy we need right now w/ Tina Robertson PT 1

    When is the last time you saw a therapist? If you haven’t seen one since the pandemic, gentle nudge.All this week my social campaigns have been discussing languishing, the blahs, brain fog and I’ve provided some guidance on what you can do; however, there is nothing better than sitting with a licensed therapist to really get underneath what is bothering you.So that’s what we are doing on episode 165, and I didn’t have to look very far. My friend of more than 20 years, fellow singer and leader at a well- known non-profit Tina L Robertson, LCSW-S (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAEPM84BS1Mk-Q2kn2kk8p-f8PmNwNB8eEM) graced the show and we talked about what’s ailing us all in the midst of our current crisis sandwich. She is a licensed clinical social worker and practicing trauma therapist.In this two part series, we discuss everything from "TikTok psychology" and the need to label everyone with some ailment that actually requires a diagnosis or professional designation (ie narcissism to bipolar or sociopath) and even the trend of unqualified coaches, counselors and therapist who are now swarming the Internet.She even provides tips on how to know the real ones from the others.Can a date gone wrong simply be a mismatch, or do we instantly resort to to "cut-off" culture or brand them with one of the many popular terms that are swirling? You know, from one of the several attachment styles to a ghost or brand crumber.Is that really imposter syndrome you are feeling, or is it simply self doubt?Tina helps us all to take several seats in the name of a profession that is sorely needed right now and in the quest for better mental health.Tune in Thursday for part 1 of this conversation on The Culture Soup Podcast®

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    Ep 164: What Women of Color Should Do Now (PREVIOUSLY LIVE)

    Ep 164: What Women of Color Should Do Now (PREVIOUSLY LIVE)

    The Culture Soup Podcast LIVE: Ep 164: What Women of Color Should Do NowIn celebration of hashtag#WomensHistoryMonth, The Culture Soup Podcast® streamed LIVE on LinkedIn and my other social channels with a panel with some amazing, high-performing women of color discussing this critical juncture in which we find ourselves in the current cultural context.From the pandemic to race and equality, the future of work to wars and rumors of them, what should women of color do now? Join us as we discuss what's on our minds and what organizations should be considering when it comes to their diverse leadership as we navigate perilous times. I was joined by my friends Bernadette Brown, Christina Steed, M.A. (She/Her/Ella), TeNita Ballard, MBA, Shakria Hall, MBA and Juliana J. Bolden representing 5 different industries to discuss these topics and share from their experiences.

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    Ep 163: Plantation Theory Pt 2 w/John Graham

    Ep 163: Plantation Theory Pt 2 w/John Graham

    Riddle me this:If you wouldn't ask an abused spouse to fix their abusive partner, why would we ask BIPOC and other underrepresented groups to help the companies that do not center them to become an anti-racist workplace or even build diversity, equity and inclusion programs?Someone else built the system, so why can't they dismantle it? And if what author John Graham Jr. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAABKu0IB2CG9zSxHSet1pSX_BKk34Ru00sw) proposes in his book Plantation Theory is true, why would so many members of marginalized groups try? And is there trouble in store for the allies who take up the mantle to do the real work? If you don't want to go deep with us, don't listen, but we explore all of this on Thursday in part 2 of our Black History Month series on The Culture Soup Podcast®, now heard in more than 70 countries worldwide, on all but one continent, and I'm not even sure they have Internet there.

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caroline leach ,

compelling cultural conversations!

What a joy to discover this podcast hosted by L. Michelle Smith! From a fascinating range of guests to the feeling you’re sitting right there with them, this is now on my must-listen list. The episode with John Miller, CEO of Denny’s, was a highlight of great leadership for our times. Can’t wait to hear more from L. Michelle!

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