16 episodes

The QUERY Podcast explores a connection developed between two women of different races, who met as students in a psychology of diversity course, at Harvard. With combined education and experience in psychology, philosophy, mental-emotional-spiritual wellness, coaching and facilitation—Manaz and Melinda lean into authentic, uncomfortable conversations about race, privilege and interpersonal relationships — through a lens of curiosity.

The Query Manaz Olujimi & Melinda Anderson

    • Society & Culture

The QUERY Podcast explores a connection developed between two women of different races, who met as students in a psychology of diversity course, at Harvard. With combined education and experience in psychology, philosophy, mental-emotional-spiritual wellness, coaching and facilitation—Manaz and Melinda lean into authentic, uncomfortable conversations about race, privilege and interpersonal relationships — through a lens of curiosity.

    About Dating (with Robert Pruitt) - Part 2

    About Dating (with Robert Pruitt) - Part 2

    "It's hard to regret anything that's taught, shown, or revealed something to you - especially relationships." ~ Robert Pruitt.
    In our quest to seek out the new - before moving forward - Pruitt encourages us to seek clarity about what we've learned from the old. We talk re-engaging love, dating, and marriage after break-ups, separation, and divorce. If soul mates are real? The critical distinction between warning flags and deal breakers (where's your list?) And the importance of dating yourself first.
    Credits:
    Robert Pruitt (www.robertpruitt.com)
    Music: "Former Fiancé" - by Electric Cowbell (CSC Funk Band)
    Audio Editor: Alicia Barrett

    • 1 hr 26 min
    About Dating (with Robert Pruitt) - Part 1

    About Dating (with Robert Pruitt) - Part 1

    Data scientists believe the art of modern dating to be lost. We invite Robert Pruitt: life coach, author, and international motivational speaker, to guide us back to foundational principles of dating, and relationships. Are our beliefs sabotaging our success? Are we clear about the rules and messages upon which we live our lives, and how they drive our choices? Can healthy and unhealthy co-exist? Pruitt shares why our answers matter, and how they serve as a source of who and what shows up in our lives.
    Credits:
    Robert Pruitt (www.robertpruitt.com)
    Music: "Former Fiancé" - by Electric Cowbell (CSC Funk Band)
    Audio Editor: Alicia Barrett

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Find The Love of Your Life (with Ken Kizer) - Part 2

    Find The Love of Your Life (with Ken Kizer) - Part 2

    What keeps us from experiencing the love we say we want? We answer listener questions... and discuss: resolving guilt, the importance of honesty, loyalty to family patterns, staying together for the kids, unhealthy marriages, the courage to walk away, the pain of staying, how to stop blowing up our lives... and more.
    Credits:
    Ken Kizer (www.kenkizer.com)
    Music: ‘Former Fiancé’–by Electric Cowbell (CSC Funk Band)
    Audio Editor: Alicia Barrett

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Find The Love of Your Life (with Ken Kizer) - Part 1

    Find The Love of Your Life (with Ken Kizer) - Part 1

    "Love isn't all we need. We need direction." That's what Ken Kizer: spiritual life coach, expert leader in conscious breathwork, relationships, and astrology, wants us to know. In this first two-part episode of our 'Men, Wisdom, Love & Relationships' series–Ken directs us on finding the love of our lives–by consciously attracting, creating, and sustaining the relationships we most desire.
    Credits:
    Survey Reveals Just How Many People End Up With Their True Love
    Ken Kizer
    Music: ‘Former Fiancé’–by Electric Cowbell (CSC Funk Band)
    Audio Editor: Alicia Barrett

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Power of Choice

    The Power of Choice

    Inspired by the Caroline Myss TEDx Talk ‘Choices that can Change your Life’ we
    discuss the principle and power of Choice.
    Mainly you’ll hear about:
    - the energetic distinction between choice and decision
    - different types of choices and why they matter
    - how belief systems drive the direction of our choices
    - the essentialness of integrity
    - the necessity of personal development
    - shifting from victimization and fear into empowerment; and
    - why having a foundation to sustain our choices isn’t really optional.
     
    REFERENCES / CREDITS:

    Caroline Myss. TEDx Talk

    Portions of information shared herein are informed in part from the following organizations curricula:
    - Because I Matter, LLC
    - Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development
    Music: Burning by Tri-Tachyon
    Producer: Oleksandr Hedz
     
    CONNECT:
    Website: The Query Podcast
    Facebook: The Query Podcast
    Email: thequerypodcast@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Missing Voices of ‘Me Too’: Including Men, LGBTQIA and Minorities in the Conversation

    The Missing Voices of ‘Me Too’: Including Men, LGBTQIA and Minorities in the Conversation

    Last year, 2018 was predicted to be the “Year of Woman”. Countless women emerged from the shadows of silence, fear and shame into solidarity, to radicalize movements like Me Too and Times Up—which advocate against sexual violence and unequal treatment of women. Yet many voices remain missing from these conversations and movements. We discuss the absence of men, LGBTQIA community, minorities and the church, whose experiences of sexual violence and trauma remain silenced in the face of newfound solidari

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

MANAZ ,

Sooo good

Thank you for this!

nickonbeats ,

Great content and chemistry

Love the topics lineup! Love that you include us, men, in a way that invites us to the table vs. speaking for us. Love that you created a series using our voices to speak wisdom. Haven’t found that anywhere else! You speak from your hearts and experiences, not just your brilliant intellects—ah, how refreshing. Melinda’s fresh. And I wanna be Manaz’s friend. Love her realness, passion, voice and STUNNING beauty! Keep this up ladies.

Wrenn Pottery ,

Wonderful podcast

Thank you for your insights, compassion, sharing your wisdom.

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