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TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Hosted by two of your favorite Southern homegirls. Look for new episodes every Monday published on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Podomatic. Give it a listen. You aren't really that cool but neither are we.
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Sep 18, 2018

Whew chile...

Major and Lise are back with a new episode to talk the passing of a lion of the senate, an incredible talent in hip hop and a queen who healed our souls. In the Bold and the Baeless, we hope Nicki cancels her tickets to the Safaree, the Jordans are wearing us out, and DL Hughley overshares. Baby news sees the introduction of a little Cali girl, Lance Gross' gorgeous little boy, and destiny's children welcoming another star. For Balls and All, Lise is here for Lebron's Lake Show, OBJ secured the bag for himself and others, Serena is the GOAT despite the haters, and ESPN lost a real one. Politkin' has us excited for races in Georgia and Florida, Omarosa is a case study in Black woman rage, and 45 reaches a new low. The ladies also discuss Must See TV, Virgo Season, a Legend becoming a EGOT, and much more.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the confrontation between Nicki and Cardi and how immaturity and insecurity keeps us bound and in conflict with others.

Lise's biscuits are burned by folks shaming hard-working people, Major has a love offering after her domestic tour, and all the Black girl magic across the September covers gets a moment.

A very special teacher and mother who gave us and generations of students so much is the GRITS we very much love.

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May 16, 2018

This is America?

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the happenings around Nashville, Lise's favorite sandy spots in Cali, and a South Memphis vet gives back to baristas and a future Tiger secures all the bags in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. In the Bold and Baeless, 2Chainz gets on one knee and on Lise's nerves, Cousin Tiffany needs media training, Fab goes to court and Emily B accompanies him, and more. Jhene and her mini-me is adorable, Tristan is still trash and one of the Mowry twins welcomes a girl in Baby News. Lebron's reign continues, Chef Curry is back in the kitchen and Charles and Shaq on tv talking like its just them in Balls and All. For Politikin', one of our girlfriends talks with our favorite first lady and Nashville had some historic elections. The ladies talk their Met Gala favs and flops, Jada's vibrant red table, and more in What Had Happened.

Let's Talk About It Sis covers recent stories around police being called on Black and Brown folks for having the audacity to inconveniently exist and whether this really is America.

People treating all millennials like kids burns Lise's biscuits. Major's Love Offering goes to a literary icon who died telling our stories. In a galaxy far, far away, Cardi's voice is everything for the Geek Corner. And mamas are the GRITS We Love.

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May 3, 2018

Ain't That Bout A...

In this episode, Major and Lise are finally back! The ladies talk Nashville Happenings, not so many LA happenings and the fun of May in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. What had happened includes honoring the victims of the Waffle House Shooting and a real American hero, Baby News sees a painful pattern keep up with the Kardashians, Cardi is ready for smoke after labor and a prince is born, Balls and All has a baller overcoming odds to soar with Seahawks, Politikin' covers an epic week in the Twitterverse and no one can make Kanye great again.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Lise and Major bask in the afterglow of Beychella and talk about the performance's connection to their own HBCU experiences.

All hope is lost in the Geek Corner. The TOYC Tribe gets a special love offering. And a Spelmanite woman is the GRITS We Love.

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Mar 21, 2018

Girl, bye. 

In this episode, Major and Lise congratulate Music City heros for one year of P.R.E.A.M., Hardly Home Always Reppin' sees several state champions, a Memphis State legends is back, natural cuties gather, and a button brigade promotes inclusion, respect goes to a MC with flava (in ya ear), a thinker whose mind knew no bounds, and an impressive young man is among those lost in Austin. The Bold and the Baeless sees Jhene collecting her birthday tings, Snapchat loses major coins for petty jokes, Prince Harry is ready to share the wealth, and more. Cardi has some baby news and Blue outbids Tyler Perry like a bawse. Balls and All is madness and includes a theory about a land before time. Miranda for Governor in Politikin'. Happy Birthdays go out to our fav mama, a queen, and a glowy (and cultured) domestic. Bruno Mars and the neverending Twitter thread continues, Beyonce and her opener demand our coins, DJ Envy came for a strong brand, and more.

Major has lotion to moisturize the opinions of a certain Kardashian mommy-to-be.  

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the bittersweet nature of sayin goodbye. 

Queens just like us and a film experience we'll never forget get a love offering. 

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Mar 7, 2018

You. So, take it! 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Rick Ross' health scare, third time being a charm for Idris, Mary wasn't going to let a hater ruin her golden weekend, Safaree is doing humanitarian work, the price for the Martin reboot was too high, and more in The Bold and The Baeless, Baby News includes a tiny Sza fan, Stormi on our timeline, Khloe's gender reveal, and an adorable girl gets a royal visit from the Queen, DWade plays for a Parkland fan, Golden State does championship community service, a combine performance inspires, NASCAR has new ownership, and a trailblazer leads the Mavericks in Balls and All, whether anyone works at the White House and a mayor is politikin' for friendlier skies in Alabama, Must See TV includes the Oscars, a special moment in This Is Us, and SKB on SNL, Happy Birthday wishes to Ms. Badu, baddie Lupita, and two local stars who prove age ain't nothing but a number, RuPaul's dragging, and more. 

The ladies discuss Mo'Nique one last time in Moisturize Your Opinions.

An attempt to set it off burns Major's biscuits. Love offerings are given to a parade in celebration of Black joy and the investment made in girls through our #AWITChallenge fundraising. And we have watched, from the mountains, the internet's #MBakuChallenge in the Geek Corner. 

An advocate, activist, and womanist and a Southern girl with a love of reading are the two GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

3/8 - Moves and Grooves Art Splash Gala 

3/8 - Jeezy at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium 

3/10 - Prom Dress Giveaway with Sigma Gamma Rho 

3/14 - Alvin Ailey Company at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center

3/14 - Women's Day on the Hill 

3/17 - Paragon Social Club Presents Black Love @paragonsocialclubnashville 

Feb 22, 2018

It ain't safe. It ain't safe. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are fresh off the plane from Wakanda. A new segment, Hardly Home But Always Reppin', sees hometown heroes who protect the king, strive for olympic gold and have the range. We hope #NeverAgain after the tragedy in Parkland, FL. Bold and the Baeless sees Lupita and Michael BAE Jordan making us take bets on their hookup, Jamie Foxx is a big Dawson's Creek fan, Taraji put some respect on her boo's name, and more. We saw Ciara's baby on the apps we already have and Jason needs to put it in a love song in Baby News. Balls and All has a woman out of bounds and a man who needs to sit down. The Obama portraits are contemporary and controversial in Politikin'. Ice-T turns 60 and RiRi is going to be unstoppable in her 30s. All this and so much more in What Had Happened. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Black Panther. It is a smooth forty minutes of all the feels and spoilers. You've been warned. 

Major's biscuits are burnt by folks who won't let others geek out and Lise is here for folks getting their coins back from Uncle Sam. Love offerings abound for Aubrey's charity, Nashville podcasters of color coming together, and the OGs of The Read. The Geek Corner is already excited for Ava's masterpiece, and you should be too. An epic poem about T'Challa's kingdom gets a spotlight. 

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Feb 12, 2018

Long live the kings and queens. 

In this bonus episode, Major and Lise are joined by some of your favorite #NashvillePodcast fam to talk Black Panther and what it means to them. 

Check out www.blackantiquity.com for great BHM Nashville events! 

We are joined by the following podcasts: 

Area 21 Podcast (0:01 - 10:30)

IG: @area21podcast 

www.area21podcast.com

 

Full Sports Press Podcast (10:30 - 22:30)

IG: @fullsportspress

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCujHixUtO4No58e_yi3ICXJQ

 

Queens Like Us Podcast (22:30 - 35:30)

IG: @queenslikeus_

www.queenslikeus.net

 

The Scenario Radio Show (35:30 - 46:45)

IG: @thescenarioradioshow 

FB: www.facebook.com/thescenarioradioshow

 

Take Off Your Cool Podcast (46:45 - 1:05:00)

IG: @toycpodcast 

www.toycpodcast.com 

 

Two Dead Chicks Podcast 

IG: @twodeadchicks 

www.twodeadchicks.com 

 

The Wolves Podcast 

IG: @wolvespod

FB: www.facebook.com/wolvespod 

 

The Lab Nashville 

IG: @thelabnashville 

www.thelabnashville.com 

Feb 7, 2018

And throw it away. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk their excitement over Nashville's Black Geek Week, the passing of a feminist icon who said you can do it and a temptation who left us with just Otis are celebrated, Bold and the Baeless has the double standard for our mayor and Kim's haters get a gift, Kylie welcomes a baby girl and we hope the Curry household gets a boy, Balls and All is Superbowl review, Kap keeping his word and revoking cookout passes, DaMita Jo deserves appreciation, the Martin reboot can get the boot, Trayvon's birthday, Mary J came through the mud to be Oscar bound, what about Mo'Nique's emails, and hometown billboards cause controversy. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss Ebony's interview with Matthew Knowles, Leslie Jones' realness about the perception of beauty and all the colorism in between. 

The treatment of Black hair care products burns Lise's biscuits, and Black History Month gets extra coins in the collection plate. 

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Nashville Happenings 

ALL NASHVILLE BLACK GEEK EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.BLACKANTIQUITY.COM 

 

 

Jan 24, 2018

And we know her name. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk sending Offset and Cardi B on a vacation to anywhere but social media, and Lamar needs to count his blessings and close his mouth in Bold and the Baeless, Kanye and Kim welcome home baby Chicago and Serena's scary labor is too common among Black women in Baby News, Memphis gives ZBo a warm return and why does Jesus love the Patroits so much in Balls and All, the Dems gave folks a long week and the women are still marching in Politikin', Must See TV includes Monique and Tracee securing the bag differently and The SAG Awards gave us a new mantra, Happy Birthday to Auntie Mo and the original catwoman, and we preach a word on Boaz and Yo'az in Moisturize Your Opinions. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by writer, theologian, academic and public educator Candice Benbow (@candicebenbow) to talk her Lemonade Syllabus, the walk of a grief journey, her viral 4:43 work, the ethics of love, and whether she eats savory or sweet grits. 

An author and academic who keeps us connected to our Southern roots is the GRITS We Love. (@redclayscholar) 

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Nashville Happenings 

01/26 - Just Play Game Night South Bar and Restaurant 

01/27 - Boom Bap Feat. Jus Blaze 

01/27 - Jefferson Street Art Crawl

02/07 - Conversation on Gun Violence in Nashville at Children's Theater

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2018

Time's Up For _________?

In this first episode of 2018, Major and Lise bring in the new year by discussing the Bold and the Baeless including Nikki and Nas ending the relationship that never was, and Drake is still out here for everybody, a questionable housewife is expecting and one more Kardashian pregnancy is confirmed, Nashville has a reason to be excited about football in Balls and All, Must-See TV includes Atlanta returning, a massive crossover in Shondaland, Grownish and Love (or something like it) and Hip-Hop (or whatever) in Miami, Family Feud and Finessee videos have us in our feelings, Blue Ivy's birthday wishes remind us how poor we are, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Time's Up, the show of solidarity for awards season, the challenge of imperfect allyship and why American doesn't deserve Oprah in 2020 or beyond. 

The year's ashy start burns Lise's biscuits, and Major says wait a minute Mr. Postman. A Tennessee woman who gives us hope and an Alabama woman who showed us what courage is are the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

01/11 - Fisk University MLK Convocation feat. Candice Benbow 

01/14 - Let Freedom Sing @ Nashville Symphony 

01/15 - Tenn State University MLK Convocation 

01/16 - Renee Watkins Beyonce Yoga @ Hartman Park 

01/18 - Power Hour Candidate Mixer by Power of 10 Pac @ WKND

01/20 - Uncork and Unwine @ Cumberland on Church 

 

More MLK events at www.mlkdaynashville.com  

 

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