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 51: End of the Road
This is the very last episode of the Melanated Social Work Podcast! Tap in to hear about our experience doing therapy together, coming to the decision to move on from Melanated Social Work, and what's next for each of us.
Episode 50 with Bilal Baig: Sort Of
On this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the honor of interviewing the phenomenal Bilal Baig. Tap in to here about their series Sort Of on HBO, how the show came to be, and their upcoming projects.
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.
Changed my life/outlook
I'm a current BSW student who is a white female. This podcast has honestly guided my educational journey within social work more than my regular college classes. I cannot thank you guys enough for sacrificing time and vulnerability to help this world and field become a better place. I know that because of this podcast, I have rethought my career path and outlook as a future professional in the social work field. I am a rambler so I apologize haha but I just really love this podcast and recommend it not just for anyone involved in the social work field, but as a human in general. Much love and respect. ❤️
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!!