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A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

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Somewhere in the Middle

This week guests are Michelle Buteau and Agunda Okeyo. Friends talk about the stuff in the middle that no one wants to talk about. Other topics include: Pregnancy, Zika Virus, Breast Feeding Selfies, Father's Day, Hasan Minhaj, A Do Nothing Congress, and a restaurant you can eat naked in.


Featuring: Michelle Buteau - Comedy Central Half Hour Special "Shut Up" on iTunes http://on.cc.com/1fTA7h9 and VH1; Agunda Okeyo- Producer of "Sister's of Comedy" at Carolines Comedy Club, writer, filmmaker and activist driven to challenge inequality, and Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, Check for her new special at patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert "

Jun-22-2016
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Cipha Sounds visits Friends

This week Cipha Sounds visits FriendsLikeUs! From comedy to Hip Hop!


Guests include: Cipha Sounds - Former Host for HOT 97, Spinned for Lil Kim, Mos Def and Jay-Z on national tours, Cipha learned how to break new records, helping turn once-unknowns like Sean Paul, 50 Cent, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Rihanna into superstars, while maintaining a healthy sense of humor on the mic, Cipha has his own improv show “Take It Personal” at UCB theatre and check out his "No small talk comedy series" on Tidal; Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert "

Jun-15-2016
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Looking Good Feeling Good

This week's guest personal trainers and friends join FriendsLikeUs Podcast! We talk fitness and how to burn fat the right way. Also, Friends take a moment to remember Muhammed Ali.

Guest include: Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Terri Lynn Martin: Personal Trainer, www.facebook.com/terri.l.martin/about, Former executive producer at NBC News and NBC Universal, and Mindy LaVergne - Personal Trainer, Fitness Trainer at Focus Integrated Fitness, www.facebook.com/mindy.lavergne/about
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert "

Jun-08-2016
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Nationalism in Europe

This week Dana Alexander revisits and bring along comedian friend Keesha Brownie. We discuss What is the Edinburgh Festival, Nationalism in Europe, Hillary Clintons email problem, Pets Vs. People, Transgender bathrooms.

Featured: Dana Alexander - Canadian stand up comedian and a regular in the UK and abroad, Voted in the "Best Discoveries" by Toronto's Now Magazine in 2006, National half-hour comedy special aired on CTV, Hilarious comedian touring earth; Keesha Brownie- Young comedian from Canada, Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete", Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Jun-01-2016
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Dana Alexander and Desiree Burch

This week Dana Alexander and Desiree Burch visit FriendsLikeUs! Both are comedians/writers living in London. (sorry for audio issues!!!! It doesn't last long- and trust me it is a great ep. so please listen) We discuss the beauty of black women everywhere. What is Systemic Racism? Artist turns racist flirtations into art, "Stranger in the Village", Sweden,

Featured: Desiree Burch - Her solo piece "Tar Baby" won 2015 Fringe First for Edinburgh International Fringe.; "An interactive carnival of race and capitalism", www.desireeburch.com; Dana Alexander - Canadian stand up comedian and a regular in the UK and abroad, Voted in the "Best Discoveries" by Toronto's Now Magazine in 2006, National half-hour comedy special aired on CTV, Hilarious comedian touring earth; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete",

May-25-2016
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Donald Trump vs Women

This week Friends discuss Donald Trumps treatment of women in the workplace. Also, young comedian Dulcé Sloan visits!
Featured: Dulcé Sloan - Late Night with Conan O'Brien, This year she will perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival for the 2nd year in a row and the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival! ; Jenny Saldaña- Actor, Writer, host, funny maker upper, Bon Vivant, Breast Cancer Rock STAR and all around hotness, Ford Model of Courage for her work in breast cancer; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete"

May-18-2016
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Sexy Raised-Fist

This week friends talk Raised Fists and Black Women, Paul Ryan, Prince's clean image, Black horse names, Laurin Hill, and eating bananas sexy.
Featured: Von Decarlo Brown- a multi-talented performer, producer, writer, and comedian, is an avid sports lover and author of the book, Speak Fluent Man; Zainab Johnson- NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Album for purchase: Model Citizen is available for purchase on iTunes; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com;
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete"

May-11-2016
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The White House Correspondents' Dinner

This week old friend of Marina's Tracee Loren joins us! We talk about how President Obama killed it at the WHCD. Other topics include: White tears at the dinner? Bernie Sanders, Ghostbuster's Trailer, and Prince.


Featured: Tracee Lorenn- writing commercials, developing/researching tv projects right now. Literally EVERYTHING. But her main thing & standard answer to everyone is 'Being Black; Pat Brown- BET, The Movie "White Water", Winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy writer, patbrownshow.com; Erin Jackson- "Last Comic Standing", Co-host for "Exhale" on Aspire TV, NFL Network's Top Ten; Aguna Okeyo - Producer of Sister's of Comedy.
Always Hosted by Marina Franklin: "Trainwreck", "Louie Season V","The Jim Gaffigan Show", "Conan O'Brien", and Louie CK's "Horace and Pete"

May-04-2016

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Founder/CEO of listenopoly.com | Co-host of the Add Water and Stir podcast | blogger at mimirobinsononline.com

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