Laugh & Learn

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Comedian Flame Monroe is on a mission to make everyone Laugh And Learn! Flame Monroe, a knowledgeable and expert comedian has the ability to find the good in all things with a clever way of making you laugh about it. Having recently released a thirty-minute standup comedy special, Monroe has found much popularity since the support of Comedian and Actress, Tiffany Haddish having hand-picked Monroe to perform for NetFlix’s Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. And ever since, Monroe has all intent purpose to continue sharing her voice, but this time in a new way. Yes, you guessed it! A podcast. Embarking on a new partnership with The Black Effect Podcast Network and Executive Produced by Tiffany Haddish, ‘Laugh & Learn’ Podcast allows Comedian Flame Monroe to deliver teachable moments, thought provoking perspectives and a satisfying dose of fun and intellect to listeners every week. Listeners will get the pleasure of joining Flame and his/her team of correspondents, affectionately known as "Flamettes,". Allowing fans a moment to share genuine perspectives as the hosts discuss the latest in headline and local news, politics and pop culture. Through humor, wit, and heartfelt conversations, Flame Monroe aim to bring content that will entertain, enlighten, encourage self-confidence and bring an amusing joy full of laughter and inspiration influenced by the art of learning.

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Our Editor's Take

The host of Laugh & Learn got her inspiration for the podcast from her school days. When she was a child, Flame Monroe remembers that she used to learn the most from the most fun teachers. She wants to provide that same experience for her listeners. There are topics that might be difficult or painful to hear about. But Monroe believes information is easier to receive when the student can laugh alongside the person teaching. This is even more important when it comes to diversity and inclusivity.

Laugh & Learn's goal is to discuss current events, politics, and the entertainment industry. But more than that, the podcast seeks to explore these topics through Monroe's unique lens. After all, who else can claim to have coined their trademark pronouns with HeSheWe?

In each episode, the Black trans woman (but more than anything-hilarious) comedian has a guest reporter. Together they talk about the most imperative topics in American politics. They discuss anything from the elections to mass shootings. They criticize new laws and judge the Oscar nominations. The Laugh & Learn podcast doesn't strive to be objective. Monroe and the guests are not afraid to express their opinions, as unpopular as they might be. They interpret the news through their life experience. They are also not scared of disagreements and debates as long as they can keep things funny.

Laugh & Learn is a great listen for people who want to stay updated without getting depressed. But it's also a great entry point for LGBTQ+ allies. It embraces people with any level of knowledge of the community as long as they support it. It is a podcast that can answer their questions without making them ashamed or vilified. Even better, it does so with a massive dose of humor and charm.

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