Coffee with an Indian
By Brian Melendez
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Coffee with an Indian, is a tribal-social-podcast-platform for all things uniquely indigenous. Basically, we get ridiculously caffeinated—then, from a (raw) tribal perspective, intelligently assess everything! Our mission, is to stimulate constructive introspection within all communities, by supporting forward thinking spaces for all people.
||ExplicitEP_12: What Am I To You?||Have you ever wanted to know the fragile insides of modern tribal spirituality? Have you ever had to do something that you knew had to be done, but found opposing forces at every turn? Have you ever been so confused in lust, excitement, and fear,...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_11: Comity of the Sun||We get our power from the Sun. We get our power from the Sun. -Chief Good Day ------- If you love Coffee with an Indian… * Try Coffee with an Indian_BLACK: the Extended / Raw / R-Rated version of each Episode. ** Available...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_10: The Third Day||You’ll drink when we tell you to, You’ll stand still when we say! Don’t get scared… There will be fighting, There will be blood! Don’t get scared… You’ll be hit when you’re not good enough, You’ll be hit when you’re not looking!...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_9: You Don't Even Know!||Who is going to teach us how to live? You don’t even know! What were we born for? You don’t even know! Why must we struggle so much? You don’t even know! Where is the Spirit trying to take us? You don’t even know! When will I see you again?...||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_8: Chief Good Day||When I die show no pity, Bury my heart in Blood $ity. Bury my body five feet deep, Place two shotguns beneath my feet. Lay two canes across my chest, Tell my boys I did my best... Lit, 359 ----- If you love Coffee with an...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_7: Frybread & Circuses||Feed them cheap slop, and drown them with booze, Make them so tired; that they’ll be grateful to lose! We twist them, we pull them, we fill them with doubt, With each other forever, only amongst themselves will they shout. So, give them loud noises,..||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_6: Gangster Lean||"This songs dedicated to my homies in that gangster lean, Why'd you have to go so soon. It seems like yesterday, We were hanging around the hood. Now I'm gonna keep your memory alive, Like a homie should..." (DRS, 1993) ----- If you love Coffee...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_5: Bending Spoons||Learn how easy it is to be delinquent, in an atmosphere that is primed for it. Have you ever been curious about the identity crisis of young Indians? Do you want to know a secret about how communication is used on an Indian...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_4: In-Between Dwellers||Have you ever wondered how Indian families transition after a suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction? What do you think life is like for a child born with serious disabilities, or how difficult it must be to provide comfort to them from the...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_3: The Green Side Of The Mountain||Do you want to know what life was like, as an Indian child, in Reno during the late 80’s? Do you understand how violence and trauma can shape a childhood? Have you ever wondered how common another person’s depression can change your life...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_2: Indian Boy||Why is it crucial to know the history of where your family comes from? How impactful are your parent’s life experiences in your own story? What are the secrets and tricks of little Indian Boys. Who’s really raising all these kids? ...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP_1: Ground Zero||Welcome to Coffee with an Indian, I’m BB, your Host and Resident-Indian. You are now about to enter the Virtual-Rez. Have you ever wondered what it’s like living on a modern Indian Reservation? Have you ever had to make something...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Coffee With an Indian is a great podcast
Coffee With an Indian is a great podcast. I recommend it. It is refreshing to hear this presenter speaking honestly from his experience and reminding the listener at all times that each moment carries a lesson, and our lives have multiple potential turning points.
Something about stories told from the heart, you FEEL them. Teachers and students everywhere should tune in and learn, listen, feel, and consider Brian BB Melendez’s heart story. Thanks for making this, Brian.
Take a Listen - It's Worth It
For teachers, young adults, and adults I recommend Brian “BB” Melendez’s podcast: Coffee With an Indian. The material is straight forward and not sanitized to down play or remove the realities of life. I like that. I know some might find either or both of these a little “raw”. Life is more than a little “raw” for many.
Melendez writes on the Coffee With an Indian web site, that this “is a tribal-social-podcast-platform for all things uniquely indigenous. Basically, we get ridiculously caffeinated—then, from a (raw) tribal perspective, intelligently assess everything! Our mission is to stimulate constructive introspection within all communities, by supporting forward thinking spaces for all people.”
Melendez captures listeners with his authentic voice and non-manicured story. It is his story, his life, and he tells it to you as your “resident Indian”. He is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone. Listeners will come to known him, his circle, his challenges, his triumphs and his journey. The depth and honesty of his story will draw you in. He wants to stimulate thought. He does that. He has my brain focusing on the complexity of and humanity’s connection to Native American issues. I am grateful for that. I invite you to start with episode 1 and listen to his journey.