Season 1

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.

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