Season 1
Season 1
Season 1
Introduction
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  • Introduction

    Introduction

    Jan 15, 2017 • 4:40

    A brief introduction to the Normalized Podcast.

  • Episode 1: You Sound White

    Episode 1: You Sound White

    Jan 30, 2017 • 14MB

    Two different situations at Towson Univ. One, someone mistaking me for being white. based on my voice. The other involves something profoundly different.

  • Episode 2: Conflicts

    Episode 2: Conflicts

    Feb 24, 2017 • 22MB

    After exploring the nuances of racial identity in episode 1, I decide to dig deep into my lockbox of emotions to reveal how life changing events as an adolescent stimulated a rash of insecurities.

  • Episode 3: The Lesson

    Episode 3: The Lesson

    Mar 15, 2017 • 20MB

    After cheering on my four year old daughter in her soccer game, I realized the most valuable lesson I learned from growing up without a father, was how to be one.

  • Episode 4: Acceptance Part 1

    Episode 4: Acceptance Part 1

    Apr 6, 2017 • 20MB

    As I hit my teenage years, the effects of my mom losing her job and struggling to make ends meet were starting to take hold. I was extremely insecure and with no father figure to guide me, I began to seek approval and acceptance from others.

  • Episode 5: Acceptance Part 2

    Episode 5: Acceptance Part 2

    Apr 8, 2017 • 17MB

    Doing things just to be accepted by others had begun to take its toll on me both physically and emotionally. My actions always had consequences, but sometimes it took years for them to be realized. I had done many things to be accepted by others, now I had to accept…

  • Episode 6: Choices

    Episode 6: Choices

    Apr 9, 2017 • 25MB

    In the episode I discuss how my daughter’s birth reminded me of a life altering event which occurred 16 years ago. As with many things in life, this event was caused by a string of unfortunate decisions. Credits: Intro Masta Ace; “Beautiful” Song 1: Live; “Lighting Crashes” Song 2: Lauryn…

  • Episode 7: Me And The Cops

    Episode 7: Me And The Cops

    Apr 11, 2017 • 25MB

    I discuss my run-ins with the police in Germantown and Baltimore Maryland. Did my race or actions lead to these encounters? Whatever the cause, I still feel the consequences today.

  • Episode 8: Lamar Odom

    Episode 8: Lamar Odom

    Apr 12, 2017 • 21MB

    Many times in life my inability to cope with my emotions led to a vicious cycle of self doubt. In this episode I discuss my struggles with mental illness and alcoholism.

  • Episode 9: Chuck Is Disgruntled

    Episode 9: Chuck Is Disgruntled

    Apr 13, 2017 • 24MB

    Does workplace discrimination/racism still happen? Of course, but not always how you may imagine it. In this episode I discuss the questionable experiences I've had in the workplace.

Season 2
Season 2
Season 2
Episode 12: The Anger
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  • Episode 12: The Anger

    Episode 12: The Anger

    Sep 26, 2017 • 28MB

    In the Season 2 premier, I express the anger that has been plaguing me since the election of 45.

  • Episode 13: Come Clean

    Episode 13: Come Clean

    Oct 27, 2017 • 19:06

    Being the host of the Normalized Podcast has been an unbelievable experience, but in order to maintain the trust I've gained from my audience, I must come clean about my struggles with sobriety.

  • Episode 14: Black Life White Wife

    Episode 14: Black Life White Wife

    Dec 8, 2017 • 25:03

    Is it a contradiction to be hugely supportive of "your people," but not be married to "your people?" In this episode I discuss my interracial marriage.

  • Episode 15: The Story of 2017 (Special Year End Collaboration)

    Episode 15: The Story of 2017 (Special Year End Collaboration)

    Jan 3, 2018 • 39:22

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  • Episode 16: Remember Vanessa

    Episode 16: Remember Vanessa

    Jan 29, 2018 • 48:07

    Inspired by the, "Me Too," movement I take a personal examination of my actions and consider how they may have contributed to our society's rape culture. This is a very personal episode and may not be easy for people (especially victims of sexual assault) to listen through its entirety. With…

  • Episode 17: The Brave

    Episode 17: The Brave

    Mar 14, 2018 • 33:06

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  • Episode 18: Night Whispers

    Episode 18: Night Whispers

    May 15, 2018 • 26:11

    At nighttime when my one-year-old wakes up, I have to put her back down. Its during these moments that I plant the seeds that I hope will help her in life. In this episode I share our conversations.

  • Episode 19: The Stories That Make US

    Episode 19: The Stories That Make US

    Jul 3, 2018 • 41:21

    Who we are today did not occur in a vacuum. There is context to our lives that began long before we were born. The stories that make us are not always easy to share but it's imperative that we do. In this episode I share how the stories of others…

  • Episode 20: Who's Coming With Me

    Episode 20: Who's Coming With Me

    Sep 5, 2018 • 23:40

    My journey to becoming normal is not enough to realize the hopes of the Normalized Podcast. So I found four diverse, brave souls willing to share their journeys too…

Season 3
Season 3
Season 3
Episode 21: The Underdog (Amanda Pt 1)
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  • Episode 21: The Underdog (Amanda Pt 1)

    Episode 21: The Underdog (Amanda Pt 1)

    Dec 22, 2018 • 20:24

    What if the one thing that people always saw in you was the one thing you couldn't change? For every underdog story there are thousands of painful stories never told. This is Amanda's.

  • Episode 22: The Paradox (Jay Pt 1)

    Episode 22: The Paradox (Jay Pt 1)

    Jan 5, 2019 • 30:14

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  • Episode 23: The Ugly (Jake Pt 1)

    Episode 23: The Ugly (Jake Pt 1)

    Jan 22, 2019 • 26:17

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  • Episode 24: Mr. Angry (Vic Pt 1)

    Episode 24: Mr. Angry (Vic Pt 1)

    Feb 27, 2019 • 23:51

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  • Episode 25: Escape (Amanda Pt 2)

    Episode 25: Escape (Amanda Pt 2)

    Mar 29, 2019 • 24:27

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  • Episode 26: Powerless (Jay Pt 2)

    Episode 26: Powerless (Jay Pt 2)

    Apr 29, 2019 • 29:20

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  • Episode 27: Reflection (Jake Pt 2)

    Episode 27: Reflection (Jake Pt 2)

    Jun 12, 2019 • 25:33

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  • Episode 28: Perspective (Vic Part 2)

    Episode 28: Perspective (Vic Part 2)

    Jul 29, 2019 • 28:23

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  • Episode 29: Free (Amanda Pt 3/3)

    Episode 29: Free (Amanda Pt 3/3)

    Sep 3, 2019 • 22:26

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  • Episode 30: The Day (Jay Pt 3/3)

    Episode 30: The Day (Jay Pt 3/3)

    Sep 19, 2019 • 22:28

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Season 4
Season 4
Season 4
Season 4: Ep 33 The Diagnosis
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  • Season 4: Ep 33 The Diagnosis

    Season 4: Ep 33 The Diagnosis

    Apr 13, 2020 • 19:53

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  • Season 4: Ep 34 Dream Chaser

    Season 4: Ep 34 Dream Chaser

    May 30, 2020 • 19:18

    The Normalized Podcast has brought me many great opportunities including the chance to produce my first film.  None of this was expected and at the age of 41 I ask, is it too late to chase dreams? Credits: • Intro: AF The NAYSER, “Sunday” • Song 1: AF The NAYSER,…

  • Season 4: Ep 35 Conversations

    Season 4: Ep 35 Conversations

    Aug 6, 2020 • 22:09

    From Donald Trump to Race Relations to the Pandemic, the past few months have provided an unprecedented strain on my experience as a black male in America. Combine this with day-to-day living and you can get very challenging and rewarding conversations. In this episode I share a few that I…

  • Season 4: Ep 36 Changes

    Season 4: Ep 36 Changes

    Nov 2, 2020 • 20:20

    Changes are unavoidable but very often in my life I force the change. Some times that change becomes more than I can handle. In this episode I share the major changes that have occurred in my life over the past few months.

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