Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter Podcast

YODM

Welcome to YODM Podcast, your gateway to engaging conversations and thought-provoking debates. With every episode, we bring you a fresh perspective on a wide range of intriguing topics. Join our panel of passionate debaters as we explore the issues that matter most to you. From relationships and societal dilemmas to personal growth and pop culture, our discussions are designed to inspire curiosity, spark dialogue, and encourage you to see the world from different angles. Tune in for entertaining and enlightening conversations that leave you pondering, questioning, and wanting more. Join the YODM community, share your thoughts, and let the debates begin!

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Episodes

Decoding Social Etiquette, Step-Parenting Struggles, and Dating Dynamics with Kids in the Mix
May 1 2024
Decoding Social Etiquette, Step-Parenting Struggles, and Dating Dynamics with Kids in the Mix
Send us a Text Message.Have you ever crossed paths with a stranger and wondered about the proper way to acknowledge them, or whether your friendly smile might be misinterpreted? Join Lamont, Shirley, and Big Sterling as we unravel the nuanced fabric of social etiquette and the unspoken codes that shape our daily interactions. From the tightrope men walk in public spaces to avoid being seen as threatening, to the debate over whether black women are perceived to have different standards of etiquette, we're not holding back in this candid and lively discussion on respect and generational shifts in manners.Navigating family life can feel like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded, and we're here to share the cheat codes. Listen as we dissect the intricate dance of step-parenting, from disciplining children in blended families to being a 'bonus dad'. Hear our personal stories filled with vulnerability as we discuss the do's and don'ts of introducing new partners to your children and the emotional juggle of giving non-resident kids the attention they crave. It's about striking that delicate balance between family harmony and ensuring every member feels valued.But wait, there's more! We're peeling back the curtain on those ever-tricky dating waters, especially when kids are in the picture. Our hosts reveal their personal rules and break down the financial expectations when you're seeing someone with children from previous relationships. And for the sports fans, we've got a treat: our raw take on the NBA playoffs, Knicks glory, and the endearing moments spent connecting with absentee parents. Buckle up for a ride through the complexities of life's relational dynamics on the Your Opinion Doesn't Matter podcast.
Spray Paint Sagas: Navigating the Nostalgia of Graffiti Art, Gaming, and Collecting with Stem
Apr 24 2024
Spray Paint Sagas: Navigating the Nostalgia of Graffiti Art, Gaming, and Collecting with Stem
Send us a Text Message.Imagine the pulsating energy of city streets transformed into an artist's canvas, the spray can his brush, and anonymity his shield. That's the world renowned graffiti artist Stem introduces us to as he peels back the veil on the golden age of street culture. With a nod to the past, we traverse the evolution of graffiti from clandestine scribbles to the bold murals that now color urban landscapes worldwide. Stem's narrative not only celebrates the influential figures who shaped his artistry but also sparks a wave of nostalgia for the classic arcade games and the echoes of breakdancing battles that defined a generation.Step into a realm where the underground meets the mainstream, where the anonymity once crucial for a graffiti artist becomes a choice rather than a necessity. We delve into the heart of graffiti subculture, unpacking the essence of camaraderie and rivalry that fuels the fire of this vibrant community. Stem shares tales of crews like YNN and the delicate dance between legality and creative expression. Join us as we reconnect with childhood through the flickering screens of Atari and Nintendo, and find out how these experiences left an indelible mark on the artists and the art they create.Finally, we shift gears, venturing into the sentimental world of comic book collecting, where the worth of a collection transcends monetary value. Stem recounts the near loss of his precious compilation, a close call that many avid collectors can empathize with. As we close this chapter, we reveal how you can follow Stem's continuing legacy and why his story resonates so deeply with fans of art, culture, and the tales that bind us. Tune in for an episode that's as much about the vibrant strokes of graffiti as it is about the personal histories we all strive to safeguard.
Celebrating Milestones and Facing Lifes Transitions: Sterling's Journey of Growth and mission for Sobriety
Apr 15 2024
Celebrating Milestones and Facing Lifes Transitions: Sterling's Journey of Growth and mission for Sobriety
Send us a Text Message.As the candles on the cake flicker for Sterling's 50th birthday, we sit together unpacking the layers of life that often go unspoken. Our conversation weaves through the joys and sorrows of hitting personal milestones, with Sterling divulging the poignant shift from child to caregiver as his parents age. The dialogue becomes an intimate mosaic of stories about the delicate dance of managing family, finances, and the ticking clock of business, resonating with anyone who's faced the tender role reversal with their own loved ones.This episode isn't just a walk down memory lane; it's a deep reflection on the rugged terrain of life's journey. Together, Sterling and I grapple with the raw realities of loss and the sting of mortality, sharing tales that shaped our understanding of life's fleeting nature. We address the heavy cloak of grief that occasionally settles on our shoulders, the way it intertwines with our professional lives, and how we've learned to wade through the murky waters of emotional resilience—a topic that will leave you contemplating the depth of your own fortitude.And as we chart the course of our personal victories, you'll hear us lay bare our battles with alcohol dependency. The triumphant moment Sterling decided to make a 2 year plan to become sober.  We confront the challenges and celebrate the milestones, from weight loss to newfound clarity. This episode is a toast to the power of transformation and personal accountability, a testament to the strength found in vulnerability, and a nod to the continuous quest for growth. Join us on this heartfelt episode that's as much about honoring the past as it is about inspiring a future of deliberate and meaningful change.
Embracing Imperfections: A Journey of Fashion, Empowerment, and Purpose with Kia
Mar 15 2024
Embracing Imperfections: A Journey of Fashion, Empowerment, and Purpose with Kia
Send us a Text Message.Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Kia, the creative force behind Perfectly Flawed Tees, as we explore the beauty of embracing our imperfections through fashion. Stepping away from the quest for perfection, Kia's narrative as an 'independent nurturer' is nothing short of inspiring. Our exchange traverses the empowering terrain of self-acceptance and the deep impact words can have, all the while threading together tales of parenthood, personal growth, and the transformative influence of therapy for people of color.As Kia discusses her evolution from a hobbyist to a business maven, we unravel the paradoxical world of entrepreneurial support, where strangers often fan the flames of success more ardently than those we know. We navigate through the trials of pricing and packaging, business operations, and the necessity of community-building in the dog-eat-dog world of small businesses. Our candid discussion also tackles the controversial casting choices in the Bob Marley biopic and ponders the implications of selling creative control versus the economic boost such projects can provide to local communities.Finally, our conversation takes a turn towards the more intimate corners of the human experience, addressing relationship standards, the moral quandaries of fidelity versus wealth, and the undeniable effect music has on our love lives. We reflect on the lasting influence of Bob Marley's music, as well as the emotional potency songs can hold over us. Wrapping up, we emphasize the importance of living with purpose, the value of sharing wisdom, and the significance of accountability as we chase our dreams. This episode is a rich tapestry of stories and insights that will leave you reflecting on your own journey long after you've listened.