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Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 33 Ratings

Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

    Season 2 Recap /// "Discovery" /// E079

    Season 2 Recap /// "Discovery" /// E079

    What was your favorite listen from Season 2, Discovery?  What stood out most from that episode?
    This season we had another amazing lineup with amazing people.  Today, we wrap Season 2, which was all about Discovery.  We are in 2020, a Decade Possible, and are so glad you were able to join us to hear the stories of the amazing guest this season.
    We are taking a page out of season 1 by stringing together some highlights from each guest and some new content sprinkled in. 
     Season 2 has been a blast and Season 3 is only set to continue this momentum!!
     
    "Trust is built with consistency." - Lincoln Chaffee
     
    References: 
    Kathryn Hahn
    Sutto Twins
    Donnie Mygan
    Brenda Nova
    Jewel Love
    Tara Bixby
    Rob Reynolds
    Graham Bodie
    Keith Ferguson
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 18 min
    Keith Ferguson Jr. /// Ball Was Life /// Season2:E078

    Keith Ferguson Jr. /// Ball Was Life /// Season2:E078

    Keith Ferguson is an associate in the Financial Services Litigation group. He focuses his practice on representing financial institutions and mortgage servicers in real property actions.
    Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Keith was an associate at a private firm with a focus on the mortgage banking industry in the mid-Atlantic region. He was the supervising attorney of the firm’s mediation practice and led a department of legal professionals responsible for the firm’s active residential foreclosure cases in the settlement and status conference stage.
    Keith previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and as a law clerk for the United States Agency for International Development in the Employee and Labor Relations Division in Washington, D.C. 
     
    "The sun is coming up tomorrow.  Get after it." - Keith Ferguson Jr
     
    Topics we discuss:
    Perspective on Children's potentialUnderstanding your strengths
    Being a black attorney from povertyTransition from sports
    Gong to Cornell
    Having strong examples in his lifeHis Dad primarily raising him
    His Grandma being his mother figure
    Growing up without Mom
    The impact of Premarital CounselingOpenness to counseling in general
    The future of his family
    Taking a pause in ConversationManaging Hard Conversations
    Managing lines of relationship
    Getting into Cornell's Football Hall of Fame
     
    References: 
    Key and Peele skit about doing anything you want
    Football Profile
    Marion Barry
    NCAA 1AA definition
    Ron Prince - Coach now at Howard
    Mike Carrillo's episode
    Christian Picciolini
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Theme On" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Graham Bodie /// Ears Open, Sound Off /// Season2:E077

    Graham Bodie /// Ears Open, Sound Off /// Season2:E077

    How do you listen? Did you know there are at least 43 different ways people listen? The ways we listen affect how we ask questions, how we connect, how we solve problems, and impact everything we do daily.
    Graham has dedicated his life understanding and teaching how we all listen. 
    Listen in and you will learn about the patterns of listening and, perhaps, identify some of your own.
     
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    Today we are with Graham Bodie.  Graham got his Ph.D at our Alma Mater, Purdue University…Boiler up!  He study Interpersonal and Health Communications.  He is now a professor at the University of Mississippi and has contributed to many research publications and recently provided edits to The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures
    He currently has a large-scale research study on how people listen to others who are experiencing some sort of personal problem.  Listening is a primary focus of Graham's life work and he is a contributor to The Listen First project. 
     
    "Relationships come first and Relationships do matter" - Graham
     
    Topics we discuss:
    Teaching people to ListenAsking questions
    Definition of Listening
    ABCs of Listening
    Different patterns of Listening
    Listening Profiles
    How he got into studying ListeningHis Mentor
    Listen First Coalition
    Political CorrectnessWhat it means
    Defensiveness
    Tribe
    How to be informed
    Growing up privilegedWhat Privilege is
     
    References:
    Listen First Project
    Fundamental Attribution Error
    Listening concepts Inventory
    Echo Listening Profile
    Pantsuit Politics
    Dolly's Episode
    Jim McNamara - Organizational Listening
    Cristian Picciolini
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "A Light Breakfast" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 min
    Rob Reynolds /// From Scratch /// Season2:E076

    Rob Reynolds /// From Scratch /// Season2:E076

    Rob is an acclaimed artist with works in museums around the world.  He is a sculptor, Painter, mixed media and installation artist.  He has had acclaimed works at Bert Green Fine Art, Pergamon Museum in Berlin, CEBIKO World Ceramic Biennale in South Korea, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and many more.
    He was born in Newton, MA and currently has his studio and residence in Los Angeles, CA.  He has a great perspective on many things and provides insights and perspectives that make for fun and insightful conversation.
    They had this conversation back in August 2019 and are thrilled to finally be getting into your ears.  In this conversation they talk about a lot of things.
     
    "If you want to make the world a better place, Dig In." - Rob Reynolds
     
    Topics we discuss:
    His Studio
    What Being an Artist is
    The Impact of the election on his work
    His start as an artist
    Parent's Influence
    Growing up west of Boston in 70s
    Classism
    Racism
    Homophobia

    The Liberal Fantasy
    Assumptions he had about our better nature
    Segregation
    Prejudice

    The impact he tries to have with his art
    His focus on Climate change

    Community
    Managing Optimism
    Guilt not doing enough
    What we all do to try

    We talk about a lot in a short about of time
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Course Dinner" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tara Bixby /// Bending Bars /// Season2:E075

    Tara Bixby /// Bending Bars /// Season2:E075

    Today, we are with Tara Bixby.  Tara is a licensed Counselor who works in a Minimum security Male prison out in Idaho.  However, that is just her day job as she is on a mission to empower women to live their best life. She normalize life struggles through stories, provides tools for personal growth, and to help shine light on mental health.
    You can follow Tara on Instagram @courageously.u!! 
     
    "…I just try not to work with who they were then…I try to work with who they are now." - Tara Bixby
     
    Topics we discuss:
    Working in male prisonsManaging mental illness
    The system
    Empathy and Compassion
    Her journey to get into counseling
    Brilliant business decision for mental health
    Starting courageously.uWhy she focuses on helping women
    What it was to start
    Being Vulnerable
    Vision for the future 
    Male and female experiences with mental health
    Wholistic approach to medication
    How she takes care of herself
    The bootstrap argument
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Solemn Keys" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Jewel Love /// Hand on Hand /// S2:E074

    Jewel Love /// Hand on Hand /// S2:E074

    Jewel Love is a licensed psychotherapist and the CEO of Black Executive Men. His company helps black men in Corporate America find inner peace. They do so through psychotherapy, medication management, and corporate wellness programs. 
    He cares deeply about helping others navigate the emotional, cultural and identity challenges for others. 
     
    "At the bottom of vulnerability is safety for someone to feel safe and have a level of trust in the person that they are sharing with isn't going to use it against them in some hurtful way." - Jewel Love
     
    Topics we discuss:
    Managing Mental HealthSpecifically Black Men
    Mental Health in Black CommunitiesManaging Blackness
    Generational Trauma
    The Masculine agreementsWhat our maleness is
    Redefining black maleness
    The Evolution
    Healthy Masculinity
    Toxic Masculinity
    The nexus of his practice's focus
    Growing up:In "Hip Hop" Culture
    The influence of Masculinity
    How he got into Psycho-therapy
    In a Mixed Family
    Spirituality and its influence
    What his practice offers
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "A la Carte Lunch" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

dmygan83 ,

Thank you

Keith has been a friend for many years, it's amazing to see what sort of man he has become and the company (Rodney) he keeps. Rodney hits with such great questions really gets you thinking and keep this going! We need these conversations!

TinyT24 ,

A high vibe listen

I love getting to know Rodney and Keith. They are woke men that have mad skill at creating great, insightful conversations.

JenniferSutto ,

What an amazing experience!

It was an honor being on Rodney and Keith’s podcast show! They do an amazing job really diving deep, and I look forward to the episode with me and my twin sister Steph coming out! I’ve listened to several of their podcasts already and I absolutely love their style of interviewing! Keep up the great work, you guys are awesome!

- Jennifer Sutto

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