Welcome to the Black Menaces Podcast! Join hosts Nate Byrd and Rachel Weaver as they discuss life, social issues, and general Menace Activity! Offering a perfect mix of wit, personality, and serious discussion of relevant issues, Nate and Rachel are guaranteed to leave you smiling and well-informed. For anyone looking to join the Menace Movement, this is your Podcast! Email your questions and Menace Moments to [email protected] BMP Theme Music by: Ethan Gifford
BMP 71: The Original Black Menace...and Company
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1:22:31In this episode, Nate interviews Melodie Jackson, Johnisha Williams, and Andra Johnson about their BYU experiences and the activism they were a part of during their time there. When these four get together they are not liable for anything you might hear! Enjoy this unfiltered, and possibly unhinged episode!
BMP 70: Mental Health in the Black and Brown Community
1:05:42In this interview Rachel and Nate interview Greg Noel, who is a first-generation Haitian-American Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT). Greg enjoys the privilege of working with a diverse population of clients who identify as being Black, Indigenous, Latine, Pacific-Islander, Asian, White, gender-queer, heterosexual, neurotypical, neurodivergent, religious, non-religious, able-bodied, disabled, documented, undocumented, low socioeconomic status, and other marginalized identities. In his interview, they discuss Greg's journey with understanding his mental health since becoming a husband and father. While also discussing the issues the Black and Brown community experience as a whole when it comes to mental health.
BMP 69: State of the Utah - Interview with Sandra Hollins
1:02:25In this episode, Nate and Rachel interview State Representative Sandra Hollins about her work representing District 21 in the state House of Representatives. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Representative Hollins was elected in 2014 and has served as a representative since then. Her background in social work has aided her in her work as an advocate not only for the constituents in District 21, but as a beacon for Women, Black Americans, and BIPOC people all over the state of Utah. Enjoy our interview with the Peoples' Representative!
BMP 67: `Epoca and Acting in Utah - Interview w/ Bryson Alejandro
1:48:15IN this episode, Nate and Rachel interview Bryson Alejandro, Colombian-American and Utah native. Bryson is a Latinx film producer and actor. He strives to elevate diverse voices in art and film, believing that there should not only be more stories told about people of color, but there should be more stories with people of color, regardless of culture or subject matter. As part of this mission, Bryson co-founded Época, a non-profit seeking to increase the visibility and representation of BIPOC actors and storytellers in Utah.
BMP 66: Living in Two Worlds - Interview w/ Kaleb Ford
1:24:15Happy New Year! The Black Menace Podcast is back for 2024 and we're kicking this year off with an interview with Kaleb Ford (she/they). In this episode, Nate and Rachel interview Kaleb about their experience growing up with pro-Black foster parents living with a White family and attending a predominantly White private school in their high school years. Kaleb shares their journey of understanding their gender identity to joining the LDs church and eventually moving to Utah. Follow on IG: @Kaleb_FormerlyKnownAs Originally hailing from Los Angeles, California, Kaleb has recently made the transition to SLC from Columbus, Ohio, accompanied by their dog, Dr. Dibbs. In their free time, they enjoy diving into captivating books, exploring the city, and taking leisurely strolls with Dibbs by their side. Their interests are wide-ranging, spanning from exploring spirituality within the Diaspora to delving into the intricate politics of Black Womanhood. Kaleb's academic journey has taken them through Oberlin College for undergrad and The Ohio State University for a Masters in Black Studies. They firmly believe that the power of Black women's art and fiction is as influential in shaping discourse as traditional academic texts. Some of the brilliant minds that inspire them include N.K. Jemisin, Ntozake Shange, and Audre Lorde. For those intrigued by the dynamic relationship between language and oppressive structures in nonwhite communities, they wholeheartedly recommend M. Nourbese Philips' "Discourse on the Logic of Language." After spending over five years in the nonprofit world as an educator, they are now the Black Student Engagement Coordinator at the University of Utah.
BMP 65: The Strength Is In You - Max Coca
1:10:28In this episode, Nate and Sebastian interview Max Coca, a son of Mexican immigrants and a native of Provo, UT. Max shares the amazing journey of how he has fought to claim his Mexican identity and his sense of self and self worth while growing up in a predominantly white community. You will most certainly be inspired by this episode, because we were!
BMP 64: A Black Man of Trans Experience
1:21:25In this episode, Nate interviews Asher Head. Asher is an entrepreneur, artist, craftsman, son, brother, actor, and singer, and he is also a Black Trans Man. Join us for Asher's amazing story of identity, acceptance, and self-actualization in this instant classic of an episode! You can follow Asher on IG: @coolkid_23
BMP 63: The Many Lives of Jillian Sowell
1:29:28In this episode, Nate and Sebastian interview Jillian Sowell. Jillian seems to have lived many lives rolled into one as she discusses her identity as a Black Queer Woman, mother, daughter, Doula/Midwife, bodybuilder, and founder or a Women's Rugby League. Join us on this incredible journey!
BMP 62: Black Women, Advocacy, and Childbirth - Interview w/ Cheryl Etiang
1:09:41In this episode, Nate and Sebastian interview Cheryl Etiang! As a Doula, Midwife, and Mother, Cheryl speaks on her experiences working in the medical field abroad and in the United States and about the importance of having an advocate during the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Follow Cheryl on IG: @heyy.cheryl and Tiktok: @heyy..cheryl Find her recommendations here: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love https://www.amazon.com/Attached-audiobook/dp/B07ZJW6DWR/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=580750232102&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9052497&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8396548765774536367&hvtargid=kwd-967307536705&hydadcr=22562_13493218&keywords=attached+-+amir+levine&qid=1695175614&s=books&sr=1-1 Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Supernatural-Common-People-Uncommon/dp/B08KHCVRZZ/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=598659518347&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9052497&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=7906096477243757309&hvtargid=kwd-319360686600&hydadcr=22561_13531225&keywords=becoming+supernatural&qid=1695175577&sr=8-1 The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love https://www.amazon.com/Body-Not-Apology-Second-Self-Love/dp/B08SQ2QRHF/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=409997132285&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9052497&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=9012123719515391324&hvtargid=kwd-350243969715&hydadcr=24628_11409971&keywords=the+body+is+not+an+apology&qid=1695175418&sr=8-1