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Four hilarious and opinionated friends, Ashley Holston, Maame-Yaa Aforo, Shakira Ja’nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins, come together each week for laughs and brutal honesty as they offer their unique perspective and comedic take on the culture.

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    • 4.5 • 199 Ratings

Four hilarious and opinionated friends, Ashley Holston, Maame-Yaa Aforo, Shakira Ja’nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins, come together each week for laughs and brutal honesty as they offer their unique perspective and comedic take on the culture.

    Don’t Smash The Homie, a Finale

    Don’t Smash The Homie, a Finale

    hey’ve laughed, they’ve cried, they’ve sang out of tune. After podcasting through the pandemic, Obama’s Other Daughters delivers a very special season finale dedicated to the listeners! Maame-Yaa, Ashley, Shakira, and Yazmin have a host of opinions as they offer four lucky listeners some final words of advice.
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    • 34 min
    The African Diaspora w/ Dr. Greg Carr

    The African Diaspora w/ Dr. Greg Carr

    This week OOD speaks with renowned scholar of Africana studies, Dr. Greg Carr. In electrifying prose, Dr. Carr breaks down Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora, and lays out a vision for a more Afro-centric future. The girls share their feelings towards their own African heritage and the idea of “The Year of Return,” the physical and psychological unification of Black people the world over. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Astrologist Chani Nicholas Be Knowing

    Astrologist Chani Nicholas Be Knowing

    On this episode the girls have their birth charts read by none other than the illustrious Chani Nicholas! Chani Nicholas is a queer astrologer who weaves social justice and progressive politics into her work. She’s also one of the most famous astrologers alive. You may know her from your email inbox and her daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. After a harrowing journey through the stars of their birth, the girls answer an advice letter about a disappointing one night stand.
    Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on Instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Adulting: All Groan Up

    Adulting: All Groan Up

    When did you know that you had arrived at adulthood? In this episode, OOD discusses what it means to be a modern adult. From growing breasts to getting tattoos to buying health insurance, becoming a “grown-up” isn’t exactly the fantasy they pictured as kids. But it’s not all bills and wrinkles. Wiith age comes wisdom, perspective, and maybe (just maybe) a little more happiness. Plus, a listener writes in to ask OOD if they are appropriating or appreciating black culture, and the girls dish them up some tough love. 
    Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on Instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook.  
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    • 45 min
    Female Rappers are Body-ody-ody-odying the Game

    Female Rappers are Body-ody-ody-odying the Game

    Are you down with the female rap renaissance? This week, OOD discuss the gendered double standards in the rap world and the up and coming artists that should be on your playlist. They also invite “God Save The Queens” author Kathy Iandoli on to speak to the historical legacy of women in hip hop, how to be white and not offend everyone else in the room (Iggy Azalea), and ways women are pushing back on the patriarchy - both on the charts and behind closed doors.
    Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on Instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What's For You Is For You

    What's For You Is For You

    Are you down to chase your dreams? This week, OOD discuss manifestation, moving to LA, setbacks along the way and more. Plus, a listener writes in about a stubborn ghost.
    Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

.hsjsi ,

Dont let people bully you with their own insecurities

Loved Ashley’s story about her struggle to decide to live in her car and eventually build a tiny home. (Fear episode)

Other people try to use their power over us to validate their own insecurities, and the story about her being afraid of being judged as poor, but doing so anyway bc it worked best for HER was so impactful. Especially bc it shows how we look down on and SHAME those in poverty. Don’t let garbage people push their own shame and discomfort onto you.

Just bc something doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else. And I wish we would stop thinking that one way is the only correct way to do things. Keep speaking your truth and having these conversations so we can learn to live with different pov’s (as long as they dont hurt other people).

Marissasumire ,

Love these funny honeys!

This show is so good! All their topics are really interesting and the way they discuss everything is hilarious and conversational. I feel like I’m just sitting in the room with them and sometimes I want to jump in with some comments too. The advice part at the end is one of my favorite parts too. I highly recommend!!

Pmwauh ,

Nicely done

Love the sisterhood dynamic! Keep doing what y’all do and continue to keep it real

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