The Melanated Social Work Podcast is hosted by four men of color within the field of social work; Josh McNeil, Marvin Toliver, Michael Grinnell, and Jesse Wiltey. Join us as we discuss social work, mental health, politics, music, liberation and many other topics.
Episode 49 with Lama Rod Owens: Love and Rage
On this episode of the Melanated Social Work Podcast, the folks of Melanated Social Work connect with Lama Rod Owens. Tap in to hear about his healing journey through meditation, finding a community through meditation, and how he has utilized meditation to process anger.
Episode 48 with Monique Castro: Indigenous Circle of Wellness
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work connect with Monique Castro, the founder and therapist at the Indigenous Circle of Wellness (ICW). Tap in to hear about how ICW came to fruition in response to the need of the community to have healing spaces centered on indigenous practices.
Episode 47 with Reggie Walker: The Real with Reggie
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the pleasure to connect with Reggie Walker (former NFL player, mental health and sexual assault survivor advocate, and author), to discuss his experience navigating the NFL, his healing journey, and his book The Game Within the Game.
Episode 46 with Ruth J. Beard: NABSW
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work get to connect with Ruth J. Beard, a founding member of the NABSW.
Episode 45 with Joi Britt & Kim Young: Colorism Part 2
Episode 44: Colorism Part 1
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social begin to breakdown colorism as part of multiple episode series. They discuss their early experiences with colorism, how this has impacted their own identities, and the apprehension for men to explore colorism.
Currently binging ,you guys are a well rounded bunch and I love how each of your guests feel like a part of the dynamic.i look forward to a live show!
I follow them on IG. This year, I said I want to begin listening to podcasts. These brothers are amazing and really bring that social work life to the forefront. Keep it up!!
Love what they are doing for the field of social work and beyond. New listener and I’m appreciating every second