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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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Nov 22, 2017

One man's trash is another's read. 

In this episode, Major and Lise say rest in peace to the non-ashy patriarch of a Black TV family and a queen who was in charge of the girls. The ladies also discuss Serena's fairytale nuptials, the broken marriage and engagement of two supreme vocalists and more in the Bold and the Baeless, Tia has baby news, homage to wrestling's pretty boy, cool runnings in real life, the GA dome demolition, and not cancelling Gabby Douglas in Balls and All, Politikin' sees 45 find a worthy foe in a big baller, Alabama is on the fence about molestation, SNL and the AMAs were Must See TV, Baduism is 20 years old, the internet remains in tact despite Nicki's recent cover, whether Meek has to be a hero to be free, Jay-Z in the 'Ville, and much more. 

A new segment is introduced, Moisturize Your Opinions, and Lise finds her own ashy spots. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk gratefulness and the difficulties of navigating the holiday. 

A TN teacher who can't respect a child's religion and person burns Lise's biscuits, a game makes it fun to say don't touch my hair, the Geek Corner is full to capacity, and listeners feedback on the Sexiest Man Alive leaves us wanting more...or just anyone else. 

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Nov 8, 2017

What More Do You Want From Us? 

In this episode, Major and Lise promise our thoughts and actions for those lost in attacks in New York and Texas, Bold and the Baeless has Mary J's vocal leaving folks unemployed, one Braxton sister's marriage is ending and another is in taking flight with love, a film about Flint feels premature, whose vocals can honor Whitney, We Gettin' Old but American Gangster has aged well, Tina and Chrisette are not going to make choice-shaming or fetch happen, #JusticeForJazzy, why we haven't one tear to shed for a certain pizza papa, and much more.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Tyrese's social media spiral and how emotional manipulation shows up on our timelines and in our lives. 

The hypocrisy of praising Diddy while punishing Ciara burns Major's biscuits and Lise's are likewise crispy for the saints who can't let a first lady enjoy Halloween. A great new book full of historical Black girl magic and beauty queens highlighting the ugliness of abuse get our Love Offering. A cypher worthy of curating and a superhero warrior woman are everything in the Geek Corner. 

A young woman leading the fifth generation of a legacy over 100 years in the making is the GRITS We Love. 

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Oct 24, 2017

Or is it? 

In this episode, Major and Lise are back after homecoming almost took them down to talk Shaq getting on one knee, Kevin Hart wants to be paid for his pain, Chance's daughter has grammys to count, Balls and All includes Lebron's snack-ish GQ cover, Marshawn is a national treasure, two MVPs can't take the Grit or Grind, Jemele is back on the scene with the gangster lean, Pop uses his privilege for good and much more, The Mane Event was Must-See TV, a Love and Hip Hop star needs all the lotion, throwing out the whole Shad Moss, Gabrielle Union preaching the sexual reciprocity gospel, Selena finally gets a star and so much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies dig deep and talk the #MeToo social media moment, the impact of sharing (or not sharing) your pain publicly, and the spectrums of behavior that make pervasive sexual harassment possible. 

A certain female rapper gets on every nerve in Major's neck and back, and Lise wants y'all to put some respect on Light Skin Aunt Viv's name in Burns My Biscuits. The 100th episode of The Walking Dead and a trailer filled with beautiful Blackness are in the Geek Corner. A woman from Miami-Dade with bedazzled cowboy hats might be about that life and is the GRITS We Love. 

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Oct 12, 2017

Get Geeked! It's Homecoming Week! 

In our 50th episode, Major and Lise talk first lady drama and Jhene making a Big (and permanent) statement on love, Balls and All is chalked full of news from Cam's sexism, Shannon's cigar celebration, Jerry Jones reversing on bending the knee and Jemele's suspension, Bob Corker's clapback game is strong, Blackish taught us about slavery, Bonnie and Clyde remind us We Gettin' Old, Tyrese needs a check (not social media), Nelly is a creep, Nene is deplorable, Wendy can save her tears after victim-shaming sexual assault victims, does Dove actually need lotion, lemon pepper wings brings out Black Hollywood in Atlanta, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by Kayla Smith (@_killak), the reigning 88th Miss Tennessee State University to talk what it is like to be a HBCU student now, how she's redefining the queen role, and why homecoming is much more than just the parties. 

We also feature our Homecoming agenda. One event we want to highlight is High Society BOTTOMLESS Brunch on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @Abrasive Media. Register for the event at www.highsocietybrunch.eventbrite.com

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Oct 3, 2017

When you feel you've done 'bout as best you can. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of a certain playboy, a leader of heartbreakers and what happened in Vegas, Bold and Baeless sees a new superhero emerge, a lion-king themed shower for the Harts and what Lemon is sweet on, more Kardashian baby news, Serena's snapback and OGs of the reality shows welcome a son in Baby News, Balls and All includes the NBA wanting to see if fat meat greasy, the Juice is loose, Beast Mode is dressed for the movement, a Spur popped off and a different kind of Black Panther, Politikin' involves Agent Orange's favorite thing: a woman who ain't scared to speak truth to power, Jay-Z on SNL, Mariah actually was bothered, the culture stepping up for Puerto Rico, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk detaching from relationships as a form of self-care and how ending anything matters. 

A claim to the HBCU experience from a PWI student burns Lise's biscuits beyond recognition, and a young author telling HERstory is both our Love Offering and the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings

10/05 - 08: Nashville Oktoberfest 

10/07 - Conexion Americas #TheLatinParty 

 

Sep 28, 2017

And have a stadium seat. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk another mass shooting that hit close to home, Bold and the Baeless includes beard thirst traps, Love, Hip-Hop and Elopement, Tamar's last album, the Harris' push and pull, White Love Matters and more, the Kardashians don't have a Plan B, Carmelo is a warrior, a certain Vol can't have our tears, and Agent Orange targets the NFL in Balls and All, A Different World turns dirty thirty, ASATT turns 1, Badu has bars, Cardi deserves all the flowers, whether Bodak Yellow is the new Knuck If You Buck, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, a certain video of high school majorettes sparks a conversation about the intersections of feminism, sexism, and dance. 

More crackhouse references burn Lise's Biscuits, iconic catwalk slayers get a Love Offering, comic books deserve a special day in Geek Corner, and a young Georgia peach who stood up by getting down is the GRITS We Love. 

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Sep 20, 2017

But some of y'all ain't scored a point. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the tragic death of Kenneka Jenkins, Tyrese reverts back to the ashy-ness we know, Nasir and Nicki cute New Yorkness, Bow Wow's take on relationships and Kevin Hart being a target in the Bold and the Baeless, Alexis Jr., is adorable in Baby News, Kyrie is unbothered, Jemele is unbossed and Sloane is unbrought (but securing bags) in Balls and All, Must-See TV has us loving the Emmys (mostly...Sean Spicer excluded), more Virgo birthdays, Rihanna had the best week ever, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies breakdown a good formula for shooting your shot...and apparently you need to be a NASA scientist to get it right with them. 

A certain university president who doesn't know that the touch and feel of cotton was the fabric of enslaved lives burned Major's biscuits. An update on Hellboy and a special girl are in the Geek Corner. Last, a woman with wings is the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

09/23 - September Jefferson St. Art Crawl 

09/23 - Boom Bap @ Basement East 

09/23 - Pilgrimage Music Festival 

09/24 - Daybreak Nashville @ Jamaicaway Restaurant 

09/24 - Jazz With A View @ Millineum Maxwell House 

09/24 - Big Boi @ Marathon Music Works 

Sep 6, 2017

When keeping it real goes racist.

In this episode, Major and Lise talk our prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Bold and Baeless has us (see: Lise) heartbroken for a R&B Diva, Baby News celebrates a newborn with a grand slam and a couple who are "goals", Balls and All sees a Texan secure the coins for good, a rant on DACA is warranted, Queen Bey should be your fav (as well as other Virgos), Rihanna has the range, Babygirl collabs with MAC for a beat we not sure about, lettuce pray for the problematic saints, Cardi B and rape culture collide, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, it is storytime and the subject is gentrification, which hit home this week for Lise. 

A special lady creating resources in food deserts gets our Love Offering. Geek Corner sees a racially problematic casting decision be reversed, cosplay brought joy in the midst of the storm, and a TSU and Game of Thrones mashup is everything. Last, a bad and boujee engineer is the GRITS We Love. 

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Hella Conversations on Sunday, September 10th from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with @wolvespod and @alleyoophq at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Register at www.toycpodcast.com

 

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Nashville Happenings: 

09/06 - Who Knew Presents Nashville Rising @ City Winery

09/08 - Greek Festival @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 

09/09 - Wine on the River Nashville @ Pedestrian Bridge

09/09 - Poetry in Motion Live @ abrasiveMedia 

09/16 - Love Galore: Speed Dating Happy Hour @ 9Bar 

09/17 - Jazz on the Cumberland Concert Series 2017 

 

Aug 23, 2017

This is FUBU! 

In this episode, Major is joined by the fabulous @meghann_monroe to talk the tragedy in Charlottesville and Barcelona, a former child of destiny has a way of getting diamonds in the Bold and (the not so) Baeless, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton 2.0 are expecting, ESPN did a mock slave auction while the Blacks were away, a woman of Brewster Place is aging like fine wine, Brandy vying Keke's Crown of Draining, Kim continues her family tradition of showing that Black-adjacent means absolutely nothing, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Meghann, who has more social media followers than small countries have citizens, schools us on differentiating yourself, using social media as a tool to do so, and why she's willing to give million dollar game for $Free.99. 

The St. Patricks are unlucky charms who burn Meghann's biscuits, Major's GRITS We Love is a feminist professor from the land of golden sunshine, while Meghann's brings us to tears (but also gets us together). Last, a panel of experts handing out jewels and dropping bars gets a Love Offering. 

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Meghann Monroe @meghann_monroe 

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Event Spotlight: Love Galore: Speed Dating Happy Hour hosted by The Love Jones Duo on 08/26 at 5pm at Nine Bar and Lounge 

08/24 Live on the Green Music Fest at Public Square

08/25 Nashville Black Professionals Mixer at Westin L27 Rooftop

08/27 Cigars at the Park at Two Rivers Park 

08/27 Jazz With a View at Millineum Maxwell House

08/29 The Equity Alliance TEAm Meeting at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill 

 

Aug 17, 2017

In this bonus episode, Major and Lise get to talk politics with Randall Woodfin, mayoral candidate for the city of Birmingham. We discuss topics like navigating this current political climate, appreciating the real work of past generations, the best hole in the wall in B'ham, which woman leader Randall would like to interview, the continued need for HBCUs, who has the best homecoming and the ways in which gun violence has us in a war for the souls of young people. 

To learn more about Randall and his Woodfin Plan, visit www.randallwoodfin.com. Follow him on social media @woodfinforbham. 

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Aug 15, 2017

Hella Thoughts. 

In this bonus episode, Lise and Major are joined by #LawrenceHive chairperson @andresupmante to recap the first half of Season 2. We talk Lawrence not being ready for these streets, Issa trying to get over one man while getting under another, whether we think Molly brought back the right message, and much more. 

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Aug 9, 2017

Girls, we run this mutha!

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Tiffany and Tasha of @femmefest615 to talk our prayers for Nashville's Wonder Woman, Bold and Baeless examines the white love we can't do without and Queen Serena warms our ovaries, Ray Lewis has the right to remain silent (and he should), a Titan remembers the Obamas, Dodgeball finally gets its due and other things in Balls and All, Politikin' reclaims time, fires folk from a job they never had and looks to make sure the feds are not watching, Obama Day should be a thing, the brilliance of Bebe Kids means We Gettin' Old, allyship is what's for breakfast, Boosie doesn't know what M O L E S T A T I O N mean, Rihanna is all the tings and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Femme Fest 2017 and why this festival for women by women is having a moment in Music City, USA. 

Biscuits are burned when Lise is "intrigued" by casting choices for a certain Egyptian Queen, and Major wants folk to stop throwing shade from ashy hands. A church community is a different world than where we come from and gets a Love Offering. A league of extraordinary women fueling Femme Fest are the GRITS We Love. 

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Femme Fest 2017 WWW.FEMMEFEST615.COM 

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Nashville Happenings

- 08/10 Power of 10 PAC Meet and Greet with Randall Woodfin @ Sinema 

- 08/10 Live on the Green Music Festival @ Public Square 

- 08/12 An Art Deco Affair @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts 

- 08/19 Beats & Brushes Paint Party Tribute to Soul Train @ Agenda 

Jul 27, 2017

Can we oil the whole nation? 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk losing a man who saved us but not himself, 
Bold and Baeless includes a look at the value of pre-nups, the blessed twins are here, Mike Vick preaches respectability and a Rose with shaky stems is still a Rose (and a Cavalier) in this week's Balls and All, Politikin' waves goodbye to Spicey, side-eyes the entire Senate, and Tennessee thinks your right to procreate is worth 30 days. The ladies review the struggle olympics between R. Kelly, Usher, Kevin Hart and OJ. Who won gold? 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the season premiere of Insecure and why the right thing for the wrong reasons ain't the right thing. 

Folks body shaming for clicks burns Major's biscuits. Lise geeks out over all things Comic Con. Two ladies who don't dread the dead are the GRITS We Love. 

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Resistance Organizations: 

- Indivisible www.indivisbleguide.com

- Southern Women For Civil Rights www.southernwomenforcivilrights.com 

- The Equity Alliance www.theequityalliance.com 

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Nashville Happenings

- 07/26 Black In Tech Nashville Presents: Mix(troz) & Mingle Happy Hour @ Sinema

- 07/28 Conexion Next at the Frist 

- 07/29 Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival 

- 08/04 ULYPMT Member Mixer @ Bar Louie Murfreesboro 

- 08/04 First Fridays w/ Women Voters of Nashville @ 2nd Harvest Food Bank 

- 08/06 Soul Ascension Sundays @ WKND 

 

Jul 13, 2017

It'll cost you. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of the very talented Nelsan Ellis, Bold and Baeless includes Lamar on Wendy, Kofi wanting a snack, 21 is not savage to Amber and a child of Destiny deserves, Rob breaks the law and Chyna gets justice, Balls and All includes the blessings of the Body Issue and everyone secures a bag, a certain Grizz belongs in rafters, Kendall and Kylie prove Black adjacent means nothing, 4:44 Review and more. 

Folk Burn Our Biscuits by making fodder of addiction and putting your kids on the street ain't fundraising. An awesome group of girls and a new local podcast gets our Love Offering. 

The GRITS We Love spotlights a top graduate and young boss babe! 

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Nashville Happenings: 

- 07/15 9th Annual All-White Affair 

- 07/15 Paragon Social Club at Abrasive Media Art Studio 

- 07/16 Daybreak Day Party by Riddim and Spice 

- 07/16 Jazz on the Cumberland 

-07/22 Carla Hall's Homecoming Dinner 

Jun 27, 2017

And we ain't either. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk securing baby bags, Warriors chucking 45 the deuces, Al Sharpton doing it for the grandma, Omarosa can save some letterhead, Keyshia Cole is coming to a messy small screen near you, Jada's loving drag of the 2Pac movie, God's best day, and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss whether you can forgive and forget in the age of the innanets and whether you should delete your past ashiness from the world wide web. 

Major's biscuits are burned by our babies' lost childhoods and men who think spaces need their voices. Lise remembers two women whose name we add to the work of justice. The ladies both give a Love Offering to Nashville's PacFest 2017. And a special tiger who is saving major governmental coin is the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

06/27 - The Equity Alliance TEAm Meeting @First Capitol Baptist Church 

06/27 - Nashville Symphony Community Concert at Hadley Park 

06/30 - Glow Fitness Pop-Up Party at Slim & Husky's 

07/01 - Femme Fest @ Hadley Park 

07/04 - Fourth of July Celebration at Ascend Amphitheater 

 

Jun 14, 2017

And since we all came from a woman...

In this episode, Major and Lise honor the memory of the Pulse tragedy, talk pride in the Preds, karmic justice by Derek Fisher, and a retiring Dirty Bird in Balls and All, Malia and Yara bringing #BlackGirlMagic to the Ivy, Kamala is goals and Obama is memorialized in Politikin', mistreat Torey Lanez and he'll give you his coins, Ice Cube served chilly shade to Bill Maher, Black Love is coming to BET, a decade of this generation's greatest love song, and much more.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by the founders of @tupacfestival, @bigfellatv and @waltlou, and talk the origins of the festival, why Music City USA is the perfect host and the complexity in appreciating Tupac Shakur. 

Lise gives a love offering to Bonnaroo (and some parts burned her biscuits), Major calls a friend who hijacked a wedding to the front of the congregation, the Geek Corner is a full Black Panther lovefest and a certain little zoologist gets shine, and the GRITS We Love is a woman with a need for speed. 

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Nashville Happenings 

06/15 - 615 Day Basement East and the Shoppes at Fatherland 

06/16 - Jefferson Street Jazz Festival 

06/17 - Fatherhood Games at the Fontanel

06/17 - Vanguard Art Show at Abrasive Media 

06/25 - Daybreak Nashville at Indo Nashville 

Jun 1, 2017

Go Shawty! 

In this episode, Major and Lise celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast by talking why and what TI should be crowned, the New Bachelorette, Balls and All includes the trauma of Shaq's toes, Predators and their catfish in game 1 and Tiger's hole in none, Politikin' has wise words from the Big Easy and Texas vying for worse state, deserving nice things from Rihanna and Lupita, a tale of two graduations, the birthday of the talented Mr. Benjamin, and bless Nas' heart. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies reflect on the past year and look forward to a more moisturized future. 

Lise gives a Love Offering to the best break-up album becoming a musical, both ladies are ready for Wonder Woman in the Geek Corner, and a TSU graduate making Hollywood magic and a firm of Black women builders are the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

06/01 - 2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon - City Winery 

06/02 - Brew at the Zoo Presented by M. L. Rose 

06/03 - Walker Stalker Con at Music City Center 

06/03 - Red Alert: A Charity Affair 

06/03 - HBCU Picnic In The Park at Centennial Park 

06/03 - Broadway Smash: Predators Game 3 

06/04 - Beats & Brushes Presents Kid N Play at The Cupcake Collection 

06/05 - It Factor Fashion Show 7 at 9 Bar and Lounge 

May 16, 2017

Does Hallmark make a card for this? 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Lil Bow Wow just don't know how the internet works, big balling before you hit the court, the downfall of Shade-ra Parks on RHOA, Miley is over her hippy hoppy phase, Nicki is the antidote to Sally Mae, TLC finally returning y'all investment, Will and Grace returns but Major and Lise are on different teams, and all the ashiness on the back of Nashville's ankle gets some lotion. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk about being mothered in so many ways, the complicated nature of the mother-daughter relationship and how growth in their own womanhood helped teach them a thing or two about their mothers. 

We too tired to even cook biscuits, let alone allow them to be burnt. But a special lady lawyer from Georgia is the GRITS We Love. 

My Two Cents for the Week: What's your favorite "mama" song? 

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May 2, 2017

A Night to Forget. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of the very funny Charlie Murphy, the anniversary of the Purple One's departure, Lemonade turns one, TI is a patriarch distracted by marriage, Queen Serena is carrying a superhuman, Nashville may get a ring, Charles in charge of solving racism, Dear White People review, a real-life episode of #Got2BReal, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk their prom memories and how, for one of the hosts, it wasn't only for one night...unfortunately. 

Betsy with the bad grades burns Major's biscuits and Lise has no coins for your 501(C the way my account looks) on crowd-funding sites. Two very special women with connections to TSU are the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

04/02 - Lil Wayne @ Municipal Auditorium 

04/04 - Black Violin @ City Winery 

04/06 - Tour de Taco @ Nissan Stadium 

04/06 - Standing up for Justice and Muslim Community Day @ The Islamic Ctr

04/06 - 5th Annual McCabe Pub Crawfish Boil 

04/06 - Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival 

04/06 - Strokes Sips Beats presents Lauryn Hill Tribute @ 9 Bar Lounge

04/06 - May Art Crawl @ Abrasive Media 

04/06 - Trey Songz @ Marathon Music Works 

04/07 - Deeper Grooves Nashville presents Soul Ascension @ WKND 

 

Apr 10, 2017

And saddown somewhere.  

In this episode, your fav duo, Major and Lise, talk bringing back our girls, their #BlackWomenAtWork stories, the Bold and the Baeless drives for Uber, We Gettin' Old as Buffy turns 20, Fresh Prince cast reunited and OG Aunt Viv is big mad about it, Balls and All is chalked full of news, Kendrick ain't about this detangle life, and another Kardashian/Jenner is tone-deaf (...water is also wet), and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies breakdown what it means to be a "pick me" sis and why you absolutely don't want to be one. 

Conference woes burn Major's biscuits, Lise gives a love offering to her new fur-wearing shero, Major takes over the geek corner (yup, you read that right!), and southern girls who ball are the GRITS We Love. 

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Mar 29, 2017

Lettuce pray. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by our final #WomensMonth guest Rev. Chelsea B. Yarborough (@_chelseabrooke). The ladies talk the Westminister attack, the Bold and Baeless involves all the members of YMCMB, whether Kap is getting black-balled or can't ball, in this week's We Gettin Old: Selena movie turns 20 years old, the Rock is not bae-watch, the Space Jam Soundtrack gets turntable ready, the worse things ever mansplained to us, LaFlare is writing his story, Kim's nightmare in Paris, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise talk with Rev. Yarborough about the very real stained glass ceiling that impacts women in spiritual spaces and beyond. 

Lise wants to put hands on Iron Fist in this week's Geek Corner, our biscuits will burn until our D.C.-area girls are back, a very special kids magazine gets our love offering, and a woman dedicated to making sure young folk take a look in a book is the GRITS We Love. 

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03/31: Wine Festival @ Bridgestone Arena 

03/31: Legends of Southern Hip Hop @ Municipal Auditorium 

03/31: Hip Hop Charades Just Play Naughty @ Venue 109

04/01: Who's Bad: MJ Tribute @Cannery Ballroom 

04/01: Edgehill Rocks Festival @ Horton Avenue and Edgehill Avenue 

Mar 21, 2017

Just as fine as she can be!

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Twjana (@twjanacreativ) as our latest #WomensMonth guest. The ladies talk Love Jones turning 20, the bitter and sweet of Family Hustle's finale, seven marathons in seven days by a seasoned sister, Marshawn might come out retirement, Myron might address concussions, what we want when Insecure returns, Get Out made all the money, deserving the Queen's snapchat, Jack Daniels' new flavor tastes like struggle, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise talk with Twjana about making career changes and it never being too late to follow your passions. 

Y'all biscuits were burned because baby boy needs to worry about his record sales and not anyone's edges. We also cheer on a very special GRITS We Love. 

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03/22: The Equity Alliance Presents: Conscious Conversation - Black Political Engagement @SEIU Local 205 

03/23: Nashville Social Butterfly Presents: How to Start A Blog Workshop @Goodwill Lifsey Training Center 

03/25: Boom Bap feat. Spinderella @Basement East 

Mar 14, 2017

There ain't no other way! 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Grace of @nashvillethebeautiful as our latest #WomensMonth guest. The ladies talk the #MoonlightSyllabus, Chance believes children are the future, Keyshia and Radric slay GQ, Ciara's maternity shoot causes a stir, Xscape is hummin' comin' at 'cha, Balls and All features a girl breaking records, the #DayWithoutWomen was a mixed bag, the only Christopher we acknowledge has been gone 20 years and so much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise discuss with Grace the journey of @NashvilleTheBeautiful and how to grow a social media brand. 

A certain man with gifted hands but an ashy spirit burned Major's biscuits, Lise was burned and loved by a woman whose feminism has a blindspot, and a certain aunt ahead of her time is the GRITS We Love. 

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03/16 - Sips and Stanzas Presents What Happened, Miss Simone at Watkins College

03/18 - Beats and Brushes 90s Pajama Jam Edition at Agenda @spreadluv615

03/18 - Paragon Social Club's Art Show at Vanguard Art Studio @paragonsocialclubnashville 

03/20 - Drumline Live at Schermerhorn Symphony Center 

04/18 - Rio at The High Watt (tickets at http://ticketf.ly/2mJK60z

03/18 thru 04/23 - Cheekwood in Bloom 

Mar 7, 2017

We tried to talk it away. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by our first #WomensMonth guest, Krystal Bonner of @pfeinc, and the ladies talk Balls and All (Jameis should be silent, Kyrie can't be serious, Baylor's coach sets us all back, and record-breaking at the combine), not speaking ill of the dead, Coachella tickets are now available, Moonlight men showing us their Calvins, Rachel is trans-African, every failure of the justice system for Kalief Browder, and Oprah 2020. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss the journey of entrepreneurship and the good, bad, and ugly of being a boss. 

A certain Norf Nashville pizzeria is burning Lise's biscuits, the privilege in Hidden Figures was too much for Krystal, a special Detroit judge and the brilliance of James Baldwin get our Love Offering. The Merc with the Mouth is in the Geek Corner and a woman climbing ladders and breaking barriers is the GRITS we love. 

Follow our guest at @pfeinc on the socials or visit her site at www.phoenixforresterevents.com.  

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03/07 - Taco Tuesday @ Cloud 9

Thru 03/09 - I Am Not Your Negro @Belcourt  

03/11 - Whiskey Warmer @ Franklin

03/11 - Lovenoise Brunch @theposteast 

04/29 - Beats and Brushes: Prince Edition @spreadluv615

 

Feb 16, 2017

Join our sistahood of the traveling body con dress!

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Sandra's 30th, our love for the #SATTSyllabus, Balls and All (Patriot-ism, Charles Oakley knucks at the Knicks, Trump is mad but not about March, and Serena slays SI), Ellen had the folks cos-playing for the Queen, the Bold and the Baeless (Drake and JLo cool off, Jim Jones sits at the big boy table, Cam'ron still petty, and Big Sean will son you over his gal), some great music is turning 20, a Black woman is finally the Bachelorette, Vogue is yellow-facing in 2017, and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Grammys and breakdown why sisterhood and sistahood are different but can co-exist. 

You folk who can't let people be happy burned Lise's biscuits, a special pint-sized fan of New Edition plus a radio diva get our love offering, and the GRITS We Love are the two special ladies behind an awesome zombie podcast. 

Love the intro? Follow the producer on Soundcloud @hitmanmemphis 

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Also, check our Mel and Kia's podcast, Two Dead Chicks (A Walking Dead Podcast), via their socials (@twodeadchicks) and their site (www.twodeadchicks.com). 

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02/18 Beats and Brushes: Love Jones Edition @spreadluv615

02/18 Paragon Social Club: The Vanguard @paragonsocialclubnashville 

03/03 The Set: Grown A** Kids @itstheset 

 

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