Cove Alpa's Weekly Pod Rotation (May 25th-29th, 2020)
Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Another week with another set of our picks for podcast to listen and add to your rotation. This has been a week with a variety of needed conversations with various parts of society. Be sure to tap in on some of these platforms.
Stay Busy Pod with Armon Sadler
Stay Busy Pod with an episode discussing Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat respective fall from grace in the public eye. Lana's post taking aim at other peers was not needed at all. It definitely could have been done in a better way and not it is too late for a corrected course. Doja Cat has been outed to be in problematic message rooms online with individuals with problematic viewpoints. I love how Armon and Nic tackle the difficult topics within music. Their voices are needed and definitely enjoy when they get in their serious flow on their podcast episodes. After that, we have them discuss music and play picks of the week to be added to their Stay Busy Pod playlist. Solid work from these guys. Also, be shout out to Armon for interviewing Pusha T for a cover story to be posted in the near future. Keep up with Stay Busy with Armon Sadler on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Armon on Twitter and Instagram and Nic on Twitter and Instagram.
Tell Black Stories
Tell Black Stories is a podcast created by Color of Change to provide an accurate representation of black people in media. They have had a heavy hitters like Ava DuVernay, Angie Martinez, and countless others to have genuine discussions that need to be had how black creatives navigate their respective industry. The episode that came out this week was centered around Raymond Santana who is a member of the Exonerated 5. This conversation shows how he got connected with Ava DuVernay and how "When They See Us" came to fruition. It was a needed conversation to be heard during these trying times. Be sure to follow Tell Black Stories on Twitter and Instagram.
A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal
A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal is back after a solid 2 months of consistent content to help during the Quarantine. While we still should be inside to continue the fight against Covid-19, ItsTheReal has done their part to give people conversations from an array of celebs all over the country. Now back to regular scheduled programming and their first guest back is none other than Styles P. Recently, Styles dropped his 13th studio album titled "Styles David: Ghost Your Enthuiasm" which ItsTheReal appears on two tracks. I love the bond Styles P has with ItsTheReal and has been on display with their shared podcast 2 Jews and 2 Black Dudes Review The Movies. A great way to come back to the original A Waste of Time format. Tune into the team and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles
Knuckleheads are back on our list again with a conversation with Patrick Ewing. Recently, Patrick had contracted Covid-19 and had to be hospitalized to recover. He discusses why we need to take this seriously and also shares his war stories against MJ in the 90s. A great episode with a great blend of serious and comedy in reflecting on the past glory days of their NBA playing days. To stay connected with the Knuckleheads on Instagram. You can follow Q-Rich on Twitter and Instagram as well as D-Miles on Twitter and Instagram.
off the rack
off the rack is a podcast created by brainwash media to hold monthly conversations on fashion industry by two black women with experience in that area. Our hosts are Ayanna and Akua who are talented creatives with a lot to say with the credentials to back it up. Their first episode is based around how Covid-19 will change how fashion brand function moving forward. We witnessed our first 3D fashion show with invisible models showcasing the clothing pieces. I like how short the episode is which let's you know this is a concise conversation. No fluff at all. You will pick up some gems by subscribing to this podcast. To keep up with off the rack, follow brainwash media on Twitter and Instagram.
Imaginary Players usually focuses on Music, Sports, and Pop Culture. This week was a special episode because they focused on talking the recent death of George Floyd which has led to protests across the country. I love their vulnerability throughout this podcast. Their candor and rawness was needed. We are in a pivotal time right now and we must use our voice/platforms to force people to listen. For our allies, use your privilege and voice to assist people who are going through these atrocities. We have no choice but to take this serious. Enough is enough. I am so proud of these guys. For real. Keep up with the Imaginary Players on Twitter and Instagram. To follow the four hosts, see below:
Jordan - Twitter and Instagram
Walter - Twitter and Instagram
Be sure to check out the previous articles from Weekly Pod Rotation series (1st,2nd, 3rd, & 4th) to catch up on the previous batch of podcasts we mentioned from prior weeks. See you next Monday!
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