Bourbon 'n BrownTown
By Caullen Hudson & David A Moran
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SoapBox Productions and Organizing's affiliate podcast pairs critical analyses of media, culture, politics, and everyday happenings with the tastiest of spirits. With the occasional help of Chicago’s most talented and creative activists, filmmakers, academics, and social entrepreneurs, BrownTown (friends and SoapBox colleagues Caullen Hudson and David A. Moran) unpacks current events, social issues, and gives personal insight into various topics. Find more at SoapBoxPO.com/podcast. Follow @SoapBoxPO and #BourbonNBrownTown on all social media.
||ExplicitEp. 26 - Coalition-building & #NoCopAcademy ft. Monica Trinidad & Debbie Southorn||BrownTown chops it up with Monica Trinidad and Debbie Southorn, organizers in the youth-led, adult-supported #NoCopAcademy campaign and coalition in Chicago. The group discusses the pros and cons of coalition-building, the current state of the campaign,||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 25 - *LIVE AT DEPAUL* Chi DNA: Exile, Refuge, & Displacement ft. Jessica Puri & Heavy Crownz||BrownTown travels to the DePaul University Honors Program as guests of their ongoing Speaker Series in the first-ever live recording event. With the help of Nigerian-born Public Health professional Jessica Puri and rapper/educator Heavy Crownz, the gang||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 24 - International Privilege & Resisting with Comedy ft. Quinn Wilson||BrownTown goes behind the scenes with frequent film collaborator, traveler, social entrepreneur, comedian, and overall good dude, Quinn Wilson. The team discusses various forms of privilege and the role of media, comedy, and pop culture in this new age||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 23 - Hip-Hop 2.0 ft. Fiendsh||BrownTown tackles the current state of hip hop once again with the help of featured artist and Thailand native Fiendsh. The three talk new releases, the importance of art in changing the narrative, and everything in between. Originally recorded July 201||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 22 - Anti-oppressive Librarianship & Access to Information ft. Kristyn Caragher||BrownTown converses with public librarian and creator of the Infollectuals Discussion Series, Kristyn Caragher. She expands our knowledge of public access to and exchange of information, liberatory-minded programming, ways to challenge the status quo i||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 21 - Welcome to the Gun Show||BrownTown examines the ongoing gun control debate surrounding violence in America. As mass shootings are sadly nothing new, we interpolate this uniquely American phenomenon, which finds itself at the intersection of capitalism, militarism, white suprema||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20 - Juneteenth||BrownTown takes on Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of American slavery. We recognize this important day as a tribute to our ancestors’ sacrifices and experiences. But in a history full of false promises, what does true liberation l||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19 - Happy Father's Day ft. Larone Ellison||BrownTown talks all things Fatherhood, gender roles, co-parenting, and—of course—toxic masculinity with friend, academic, and father Larone Ellison on this special day.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18 - Mental Health, Criminal Justice, & I-Positivity ft. Miles Fountain||BrownTown and Miles Fountain, educator with the organization Positive Mental Health, discuss the importance of I-positivity, mental wellness, and the intersections of job-training and criminal justice.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17 - Happy Mother's Day ft. Jamie Nesbitt||BrownTown chops it up with friend, journalist, and mother Jamie Nesbitt about all things motherhood, relating to our mothers as adolescents and adults, and the importance of our mothers on this special day.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16 - Environmental Justice & Faith-based Organizing against White Supremacy ft. Rev. Brian Sauder||BrownTown chats with Mennonite Reverend and environmental activist Brian Sauder about his organizing work and the ways in which white supremacy and related systems of oppression inform the root causes of environmental issues.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Chi DNA: #RealTalk with a Veteran Raptivist ft. Tweak'G||BrownTown sits down with Chicago rapper and activist Tweak’G to discuss her organizing origins, finding hip-hop, military service, and journey navigating these spaces as an outspoken Black Lesbian.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14 - Chi DNA: Electoral v. Radical Politics ft. Camille Williams||BrownTown invites Chicago activist Camille Williams on to have a drink and share her experiences and special insight into the role radical politics plays in our electoral process, and the importance of voting in the 2018 midterm elections.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 - Chi DNA: Black History & Resistance in Chicago ft. Kofi Ademola||BrownTown is joined by Kofi Ademola, a Pan-African activist, community organizer, and leader in the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss the unique history of black resistance and political organizing in Chicago and how it impacts the movement today.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12 - Self Love & Self Care||BrownTown on BrownTown. We take a step back to discuss the importance of self love, self care, and self understanding. In order to do right in the world, we must first do right by ourselves.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11 - Chi DNA: Intersectionality, #NoCopAcademy, Activist Art, & Organizing the Newly Radicalized ft. Ruby Pinto||BrownTown attempts to make sense of several topics with the tremendous help of activist, organizer, and art and jewelry creator Ruby Pinto. We sip whiskey and (for the first time) gin as we take an intersectional approach to Chicago organizing, challeng||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10 - Drugs! Treatment, Criminalization, & Racial Framing in the Opioid & Crack Epidemics||BrownTown dissects the framing, policy, history, and aftermath of the “War on Drugs” and the opioid crisis. As the current crisis is handled with humanity and treatment for those largely white demographics affected, the crack “epidemic” was fram||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9 - Chi DNA: Art in Activism ft. Charles Preston||BrownTown sits down with Charles Preston, activist, journalist, artist, and creator of Church on the 9 to discuss the effects of drill rap and art that engages in politics and its importance on our revolution.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8.3 - Sexism in Mixed Company||Part 3 of 3 featuring all Episode 8 guests. Using Part 1 and 2 as a springboard, BrownTown attempts to take on gender, sexism, feminism, and masculinity in mixed company of men and women. Unfortunately, a practical interruption causes the conversation t||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8.2 - Everyday Feminism & Fighting the Patriarchy||Part 2 of 3 featuring Jamie Nesbett, Madison Zielinski, and Joanna Preston. Female guests school BrownTown on gender, sexism, and feminism in the midst of recent sexual allegations coming out in Washington, Hollywood, and...well...everywhere.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8.1 - Toxic Masculinity & Resisting with Privilege||Part 1 of 3 featuring Larone Ellison. BrownTown adds to the conversation around gender, sexism, and toxic masculinity in the midst of recent sexual allegations coming out in Washington, Hollywood, and...well...everywhere.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7 - Public Health & The Death Gap ft. Jessica Puri||BrownTown is joined by Jessica Puri, a public health professional in Chicago, to discuss the social determinants of health and how their disparities are affected by segregation, education, income and more.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6 - The Real Color in Sports||BrownTown takes a moment to talk about Colin Kaepernick, the meaning behind his movement and the underlining dangers that have always existed for athletes who, having a platform, decide to speak out about injustice. Originally recorded July 2017.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5 - Hip-Hop in the Age of Spin ft. Genta Tamashiro||BrownTown is joined by audio engineer Genta Tamashiro as the group shares some whiskey and discusses some of hip-hop's influences, effects on culture, and the problem we all face in an oversaturated generation.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4 - Decoding Trumpism||BrownTown drinks Honey Jack to sweeten up their conversation on neoliberalism, Reaganomics, the white working class, and the coding/decoding of "whiteness." All terms are deconstructed in the context of the 2016 presidential election. Originally record||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3 - Happy Birthday, Malcolm X||On May 19th, BrownTown raises their glasses to Malcolm X Day. Unfortunately, this is not widely known. Listen as the gang unpacks Malcolm's misunderstood legacy, his likeness with Martin Luther King Jr., and infer what he may say today.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2 - Trump's First 100 Days||BrownTown's take on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. (Yes, it's only been 100 days.) We laughed, we cried, we drank.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1 - Black & Brown Representation in Media||Join BrownTown's first ever podcast and raise a glass with us as we drink, laugh, and talk about racial representations on Atlanta, Moonlight, Get Out, and the recent Star Wars films to name a few.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A Palpable Podcast of Passion and Precision!!!
I appreciate this podcast because I find it to be a space to explore and dissect the current issues of our time. Both gentleman provide an informative, challenging perspective to each topic of discussion.
The show feels committed to providing audiences with a thought-provoking perspective. It’s worth mentioning that the commentary always attempts to contextualize present-day politics with historical significant, perfect for a millennial like me.
Love this podcast, the cast is so insightful and introduces me to concepts and things I had no idea about. Absolutely would recommend this to everyone. Keep it up!
I can't think of more fun show that will keep you updated on the world today. Give you insight and make you look at everything in a different light. The show is a gem.