8 episodes

This is a mother son duo like you’ve never heard before! A conversational podcast between a Black son and his white mom that takes place over a morning cup of coffee.

You Bring the Mic & I’ll Bring the Words Tiffany Darling

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

This is a mother son duo like you’ve never heard before! A conversational podcast between a Black son and his white mom that takes place over a morning cup of coffee.

    Episode 8: Free-style, unplugged coffee chat

    Episode 8: Free-style, unplugged coffee chat

    In episode 8 Habi & Tiff strip it back and invite the listeners into a totally unscripted, free style conversation over their morning coffee. Their chatting covers everything from last meal requests before death, kick boxing, being a stay-at- home parent, hot yoga, Richard Rohr, Habi's energy levels and other random streams of consciousness. Listen in and laugh along with (or at) your favorite mother & son duo!


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    • 48 min
    Episode 7: Shootin' the Breeze - Would you rather style

    Episode 7: Shootin' the Breeze - Would you rather style

    This was our most requested episode when putting a survey out on IG! This week Habi & Tiff record themselves playing a game of would you rather (one came more prepared than the other - any guesses as to who?!) and chat their way through the episode based on questions they bring to one another. This episode will give listeners a light hearted way to get to know this duo even better!


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    • 38 min
    Episode 6: A conversation about raising internationally adopted kids

    Episode 6: A conversation about raising internationally adopted kids

    SURPRISE!!! Since this week's Tuesday episode was not the norm, we wanted to surprise our listeners with an extra episode! Enjoy! We love you all!
    Episode 6 brings Habi back to us! This was an extensive conversation in which Habi shared some important insight for, not only parents, but communities in general, when it comes to raising internationally adopted kids. Habi & Tiff chat about kids' origin culture, heritage, language, Black American culture including the show Blackish and the importance of the barber shop. The two also touch on how parents cannot be the be all, end all for their children, and how this is healthy and good. This is a conversation you will definitely need to eavesdrop in on!

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    • 48 min
    Solo chat with Tiff

    Solo chat with Tiff

    Episode 5 finds Tiff alone clarifying a few points from the previous episode. She talks about the idea of all children being parented the same and a bit about her personal process in learning about the harm of international adoption and its ties to the white savior complex. We apologize for the technical/audio issues in this episode! The recording took place during a wifi outage and thunderstorm without mics. We did not catch the fan blowing and feedback until this was recorded and were in a time crunch. We promise to do better next time!

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    • 17 min
    Episode 4: International adoption & the white savior complex

    Episode 4: International adoption & the white savior complex

    Trigger warning: this episode may be triggering for adoptees// In the fourth episode listen in as Habi & Tiff tackle the tough subject of international adoption and the white savior complex. Habi asks some questions that many adoptive parents should wrestle with. Tiff & Habi discuss some ways in which we need to open our eyes to some of the realities of international adoption and white saviorism. This episode just begins to scratch the surface on this topic and hopefully will give many of us a starting point to begin this conversation and then move toward changing the narrative and system that has harmed so many adoptees.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 3: This mother & son relationship took hard work

    Episode 3: This mother & son relationship took hard work

    In episode 3 Habi & Tiff share some of the struggles that they encountered in order to get to the relationship that you hear between them today. It wasn't always easy, and there were times when a close relationship did not seem possible. Listen in as they talk extemporaneously about the journey of their relationship from pound cake, to arguments, to a hole punched in the door, to coffee cakes and a real friendship that has endured significant tests. Follow along on IG @you_bring_the_mic and don't forget to subscribe to the show!

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

AdamfromMinnesota ,

Great perspectives

These two bring great perspectives to the challenging topic of a mixed race family. As the father of seven children, four through adoption, it is great to hear Habi’s perspective. Thanks for tackling some tough issues.

Front Porch Thinker ,

Listening in!

I really appreciate this dynamic conversation between mother and adult son! As an adoptive mom who is always wanting to understand, grow, and love better, I truly value hearing the perspectives of adult adoptees. I’m so grateful that these 2 have invited us to “listen in” and realize the courage it requires! I have laughed, cried, and learned a lot in just the first few episodes.

Norapie ,

Proud friend

I’ve been friends with Tiff for many years now and although we’re separated by distance, our lives have aligned (and shifted) in very parallel ways over time. I feel like I know this family well but am getting all new insight and perspective into the dynamic of what makes them so special through this podcast. Each week I’m excited for the new release and am resonating/ learning SO much! Well done, you two. Proud of you!

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