BRC & Friends

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Welcome to BRC & Friends, a Podcast hosted by Bruce Reyes-Chow. In each episode, Bruce is joined by an awesome Co-host (Laura, Micky, Jorge, or Amy Kim) and a guest as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads. Pull up a chair, get ready for a laugh or a cry, and take a listen to BRC & Friends! read less
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E69 Bruce chats with Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder
Dec 15 2023
E69 Bruce chats with Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder
On today's Episode of BRC and Friends, Bruce sits down with Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder Co-Authors of the 4Reals series, “Anti-Racism 4reals: Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Change” and “Doing Anti-Racist Business: Dislodging and Dismantling Racism with the 4reals”. Not only do we talk about how their process of moving organizations to be antiracist is different than the approach of DEI, but they also talk about their very funny origin story, parents dancing on TikTok, and so much more. They obviously had a great time, and you will too!Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to the conversation with Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder.JUST BUY THEIR BOOKS ALREADYDoing Anti-Racist Business: Dislodging and Dismantling Racism with the 4realshttps://bookshop.org/a/82176/9780827206816Anti-Racism 4reals: Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Changehttps://bookshop.org/a/82176/9780827201026CONNECT WITH SHEILASheila on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sheila.beckford/CONNECT WITH MICHELLEMichelle on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/emichelleledder/LISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descript
E68 Bruce chats with Alissa Charles-Findley
Dec 14 2023
E68 Bruce chats with Alissa Charles-Findley
On today's Episode of BRC and Friends, Bruce sits down with Alissa Charles-Findley, sister of Botham Jean and the author of the book, “After Botham: Healing from My Brother's Murder by a Police Officer.” Not only do they talk about the death of her brother and her work with other families who have lost loved ones to police violence, we talk about writing, parenting, and what keeps us whole in times of struggle.Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Alissa Charles-Findley.JUST BUY THE BOOK ALREADYAfter Botham: Healing from My Brother's Murder by a Police Officer by Allisa Charles-Findley with Jeremiah Cobra.https://bookshop.org/a/82176/9780827201132CONNECT WITH ALISSAAlissa on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/allisafindleyAlissa on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/allisafindleyLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=X_JTDAHosted on Captivatehttps://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschowFor inquiries contact:bruce@reyes-chow.com
E67 Bruce chats with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos
Dec 13 2023
E67 Bruce chats with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos
On episode 66 of BRC and Friends, Bruce chats with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos, Co-Authors of the award-winning book, “Loving Disagreement: Fighting for Community through the Fruit of the Spirit.” They had a great time talking about writing, disagreement in today’s world, church, gymtimidation, and a little bit of hot chicken.Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos.JUST BUY THE BOOK ALREADYLoving Disagreement: Fighting for Community through the Fruit of the Spirit.https://bookshop.org/a/82176/9781641586153AND THEN LISTEN TO THEIR PODCASTThe Fascinating Podcasthttp://www.norvillerogers.com/podcast/fascinating/CONNECT WITH KATHYKathy’s Websitehttp://www.kathykhang.com/Kathy on Xhttps://twitter.com/mskathykhangKathy on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mskathykhang/Kathy on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/kathykhangauthor/CONNECT WITH MATTMatt on Xhttp://twitter.com/mattmikalatosMatt on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/MattMikalatosMatt on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/mattmikalatosbooksLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauron
E66 Bruce chats with Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston
Dec 12 2023
E66 Bruce chats with Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston
On episode 66 of BRC and Friends, Bruce sits down with Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston to talk about the, rumored on this show to be the best book ever written, The Just Kitchen Invitations to Sustainability, Cooking, Connection, and Celebration. Bruce has known Derrick for a very long time, sorry Anna, but also loves that Anna is also an Ennegram three. Yes, they talk about food, writing, and much much more. Bruce had a good time with two great people. Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Derrick Weston and Anna Woofenden.BUY THE BEST BOOK EVER!The Just Kitchen: Invitations to Sustainability, Cooking, Connection, and Celebrationhttps://bookshop.org/a/82176/9781506484112LISTEN TO THEIR PODCASThttps://foodandfaithpodcast.podbean.com/CONNECT WITH ANNAAnna’s Websitehttps://annawoofenden.comAnna on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/annawoofAnna on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/revannawoofAnna on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/revannawoofCONNECT WITH DERRICKDerrick’s Websitewww.derricklweston.comDerrick on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/derricklwestonAnna on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/derricklweston/LISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauron
E65 Bruce chats with David Lamotte
Dec 11 2023
E65 Bruce chats with David Lamotte
Today on Episode 65, Bruce chats with his friend and colleague David Lamott. In this episode they talk about David's new book, but also and more importantly about chickens, parenting, and how humbling it can be standing next to a rock star.  If this Is your first time meeting David be prepared to meet a genuinely good human being who is making a difference in the world and encouraging the rest of us to do the same. Please keep in mind that we recorded this way back in September, which, in world events years, is a lifetime. Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with David Lamotte.CONNECT WITH DAVIDDavid’s Websitehttps://www.davidlamotte.com/David on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/davidlamotte/Latest Book (2023): You Are Changing the World Whether You Like It Or Nothttps://www.davidlamotte.com/books/Latest Album (2022), Stillhttps://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/davidlamotte/stillSupport him on Patreonhttps://www.davidlamotte.com/patreon/Look Away Videohttps://youtu.be/JJLXVa0BHc4?si=K4ETOqR0TJ7GOtrGLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descript
E64 Bruce and Amy Kim chat with Brian Falduto
Nov 15 2023
E64 Bruce and Amy Kim chat with Brian Falduto
On episode 64 of BRC and Friends Amy Kim and I sit down with singer, musician, actor, coach, and hilarious human being Brian Falduto. Brian is known for many things, but I was first introduced to him through his songs, Same Old Country Love Song, and God Loves Me Too. We had a blast with Brian learning about his life, career, and all the things on his website that I apparently missed. We definitely had a time, so be warned prepared to laugh out loud with us, mostly at my expense.Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to our conversation with Brian FaldutoCONNECT WITH BRIANBrian’s Linktreehttps://linktr.ee/brianfaldutoBrian’s Music Websitehttps://www.brianfalduto.com/musicBrian on Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/@BrianFaldutoMusicBrian on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brianfaldutoBrian on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0K43uL5uJQWsN6DFzOFhiGLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descript
E63 Bruce chats with Megan Reyes | Filipino American History Month
Oct 31 2023
E63 Bruce chats with Megan Reyes | Filipino American History Month
On episode 63 of BRC and Friends and the final installment for Filipino American History Month 2023, I chat with Megan Reyes, journalist, podcaster, and content creator. Recently honored by Hashtag Sports as a creator of color, we not only talk about Megan's entry into sports broadcasting, but we also talked about growing up in Idaho, women's soccer, specifically the women's Philippines national team, and of course, that question and dilemma about being Filipino enough. We had a great time talking and I for one cannot wait to see what is ahead for Megan. Take a listen and you'll see why. Thanks for being here. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Megan Reyes.CONNECT WITH MEGAN REYESMegan’s Websitehttps://www.meganareyes.comMegan on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/megreyes_Megan’s Between Two Worlds Podcasthttps://between-two-worlds.simplecast.comLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=X_JTDAHosted on Captivatehttps://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow
E62 Bruce chats with Josh and Heather or Obet & Dels | Filipino American History Month
Oct 31 2023
E62 Bruce chats with Josh and Heather or Obet & Dels | Filipino American History Month
On Episode 62 I sit down with the founders and owners of my favorite Southern CA coffee joint, Obet & Del’s in Thai Town, Hollywood. After my recent stint in SoCal, this became one of my offices because of its local vibe, great staff, and mmm, that Filipino Iced Coffee. I sat down with Josh and Heather as we talked about the beginning of Obet & Del’s, building a culture where people thrive, being a Black/Filipino family, and my yearnings for a Husky Hot Filipino. You’ll just have to listen to get more on that. It was a great conversation and you’ll love getting to know them both.Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Josh and Heather founders of Obet & Dels.CONNECT WITH OBET & DELSObet & Dels LinkTreehttps://linktr.ee/Obetanddels@obetanddels on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/obetanddelsLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=X_JTDAHosted on Captivatehttps://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow
E61 Bruce chats with Kenneth Tan of Lola x Kenneth | Filipino American History Month
Oct 30 2023
E61 Bruce chats with Kenneth Tan of Lola x Kenneth | Filipino American History Month
On Episode 61 I sit down with San Jose local artist Kenneth Tan Kenneth was moving ahead in life and then he returned home to help care for his Lola. During that time he rediscovered his love of art and found a new way to connect with his Lola and tell her story. In this episode you'll hear about that journey, about the project Lola x Kenneth, and of course, we take on the question are you Filipino enough. Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Kenneth Tan of Lola and Kenneth.CONNECT WITH LOLA X KENNETHLola x Kenneth Websitehttps://www.lolaxkenneth.com/@lolaxkenneth on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lolaxkennethLISTEN TO BRC & FRIENDSListen to the full episodes of BRC & Friends here:https://brc-friends.captivate.fmListen to BRC & Friends wherever you listen to Podcastshttps://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listenCONNECT WITH BRC & FRIENDSBRC & Friends Websitehttps://www.brcandfriends.com/BRC & Friend on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/brcandfriendsBruce Reyes-Chow, Host and Producer on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/breyeschowCo-Host, Jorge Bautista on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/curious_xicanoCo-Host, Laura Mariko Cheifetz on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lauramarikocheifetzCo-Host, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kyremesparksCo-Host, Micky Scottbey Jones on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msjTheme Music by Merissa Magdael-Lauronhttps://www.instagram.com/merissa.cre8sRecorded using Squadcasthttps://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1Edited using Descripthttps://www.descript.com/?lmref=X_JTDAHosted on Captivatehttps://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow
E58 Bruce Chats with Justher Gutierrez, Camille Valerio, and Mark Serrano | Filipino American History Month
Oct 6 2023
E58 Bruce Chats with Justher Gutierrez, Camille Valerio, and Mark Serrano | Filipino American History Month
On Episode 58 we continue our #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth series. Today, I sat down with Justher Gutierrez from Malaya South Bay, Camille Valerio from LEAD Filipino, and Mark Serrano from the Filipino Youth Coalition and Filipino American National Historical Society Santa Clara Valley. They helped me get to know the Filipino Community in the South Bay a bit more and shared all of the activities taking place this month. We also talked about what it means to be “Filipino enough,” when Filipino American History Month came into our view, and how ube has gone mainstream.Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to my conversation with Justher, Camille, and Mark.First Follow @fact_sanjose on The Gram as well as all of the member organizations: @leadfilipino @fanhs.scv @fycsanjose @malaya.sbay @pawissouthbay @bnkfilamschoolsj @mvblfeastSAN JOSE #FAHM2023 FESTIVITIESSept. 8-Nov. 30Pinoytown Rising ExhibitDr. Martin Luther King Jr. LibraryOctober 3, 1PM-1:30PMFAHM ProclamationSan José City HallOctober 7, 2-7PMPinoytown Art WalkSan José JapantownOctober 8, 10-12PMPinoytown TourSan José JapantownOctober 13, 5-8PMFlag Raising & Lighting CeremonySan José City HallOctober 15, 10-12PMPinoytown TourSan José JapantownOctober 20, 5-9PMFAHM JamGarden at the FleaOctober 22, 10-12PMPinoytown TourSan José JapantownOctober 28, 6-8PMBahay! Open MicPhilz Downtown San JoséCONNECT WITH THE GUESTSJUSTHER GUTIERREZ is the local coordinator for Malaya Movement South Bay, a grassroots organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, sovereignty, and democracy in the Philippines. First launched in 2018, Malaya Movement has hosted speaking tours, workshops, and other events to help raise awareness of the current human rights issues facing the Philippines, from the drug war to increased militarization of indigenous communities to the targeting of journalists, lawyers, and human rights defenders.Links:Malaya South Bay Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malaya.sbay/Malaya South Bay Linktree: https://linktr.ee/malayasouthbayMalaya South Bay website: https://www.malayasouthbay.com/Malaya Movement USA website: https://www.malayamovement.com/No To APEC Coalition Linktree: https://linktr.ee/no2apecMARK SERRANO is a San Francisco State University...
E56 Bruce and Laura chat, rage, console, and inform about SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action, AAPI, and other stuff
Jul 4 2023
E56 Bruce and Laura chat, rage, console, and inform about SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action, AAPI, and other stuff
On this episode, Laura Mariko Cheifetz I scramble to record after the most recent SCOTUS decisions about affirmative action. In this episode, we chat, rage, console, and inform about the definition and misconceptions of affirmative action, the challenges and disagreements within the Asian American Community, military exemptions, the impact of im/migration histories, college admissions, the model minority myth, solidarity with Black and Brown communities, and more. We also address the SCOTUS decisions about student loan debt forgiveness and LGBTQIA+ legal discrimination. It's a roller coaster, and neither of us will ever be able to run for office, but we hope it is helpful!There is much swearing and a lot of insider talk about the Asian American community. If this is not your community, please be careful about how/if you communicate what we share.ALL THE SHOW LINKSIf you are going to hit one link, for as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and support the production of BRC & Friends.BRC & FRIENDS: The Website | The Feeds | The Episodes | On Twitter | On Instagram | On YouTubeCO-HOST, JORGE BAUTISTA:  On InstagramCO-HOST, LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ: On a social media break.CO-HOST, AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS: On Instagram | On TwitterCO-HOST, MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES: Website | On Instagram | On TwitterHOST & PRODUCER, BRUCE REYES-CHOW: Website | On Instagram | On Twitter | On Facebook | On YouTubeTheme Music was composed and performed by Merissa Magdael-Lauron.The BRC & Friends Podcast is hosted on Captivate and was recorded using SquadCast. BRC and Friends
E55 Bruce chats with Coaches Tiffany Flaming, Micky ScotBey Jones, and Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey
Mar 4 2023
E55 Bruce chats with Coaches Tiffany Flaming, Micky ScotBey Jones, and Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey
Today on Episode 55, as part of a collaboration between my Patreon and three amazing human beings who also happen to be coaches, I'm introducing you to Tiffany Fleming, who is a CliftonStrengths coach; Mickey ScotBey Jones, who is an Enneagram coach; and Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey who is a leadership and life coach. If you have ever wanted to try coaching or learn about the Enneagram, CliftonStrengths, or Leadership, here is your chance with this exclusive offer for current and new Patrons. I have partnered with these three coaches who, exclusively offered through my Patreon and Mailing List, have each offered intro sessions for up to five different individuals.In this episode, I'll ask them to tell us a little bit about their philosophy of coaching, share what you can expect from a coaching session with them, and, bonus content, you will learn a little bit about how we vacation. To secure access to one of these 15 slots, current Patrons need only increase their monthly pledge by $2/month, and new Patrons will gain access with a pledge at the $4 level or more.TIFFANY FLAMING: CliftonStrenghts Coach. Find out more about Tiffany on her website and give her a follow on The Gram.MICKY SCOTBEY JONES: Enneagram Coach. Find out more about Micky on her website and give her a follow on The Gram. Also, be sure to listen to our interview with Micky about the Ennegram.ANDREA SAWYER-KIRKSEY: Life and Leadership Coach. Find out more about Andrea on her website and give her a follow on The Gram.If you are interested in reserving a session with one of these coaches, after you increase or begin your pledge, you can let me know who you would like to connect with and/or I will be in touch. Keep in mind each has only offered five sessions.For current Patrons, to increase your pledge, click on the Membership Tab. For new Patrons, visit my Patron Page and select a reward level of $4 or more.ALL THE SHOW LINKSIf you are going to hit one link, for as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and support the production of BRC & Friends.BRC & FRIENDS: The Website | The Feeds | The Episodes | On Twitter | On Instagram | On YouTubeCO-HOST,...
Micky ScotBey Jones talks Enneagram with Bruce and Laura
Nov 30 2022
Micky ScotBey Jones talks Enneagram with Bruce and Laura
On today’s minisode Laura and Bruce chat with another of the BRC & Friends co-Hosts, our friend Micky ScotBey Jones, who in addition to being a lovely human, helps folks to do some self-reflection inner work using the Enneagram; and unlike Bruce and Laura, who may know just enough to be dangerous, Micky brings actual expertise with Ennegram coaching and certifications from the School of Conscious Living and The Narrative Enneagram.In this episode, you’ll learn some history of the Ennegram, how it should or should not be used, some playful teasing about obnoxious enneagrammers, and Bruce kicks it off by asking the questions we’re all thinking, “Isn’t the Ennegram just for White people?”So if you are an enneagram hater, inquirer, or card-carrying cult member, so 7 of you, you will get something out of our conversation. I am so grateful to have had this time with Micky so you all could get to know just a bit more about her humanity and her work with the Enneagram.Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to our conversation with Micky Scotbey Jones.Thanks for listening!CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST/SMicky Scottbey Jones: Website | On Instagram | On TwitterThe Narrative Enneagram: Website | On Instagram | On Twitter | On FacebookALL THE SHOW LINKSIf you are going to hit one link, for as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and support the production of BRC & Friends.BRC & FRIENDS: The Website | The Feeds | The Episodes | On Twitter | On Instagram | On YouTubeCO-HOST, JORGE BAUTISTA: On InstagramCO-HOST, LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ: On Public Social Media HiatusCO-HOST, AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS: On Instagram | On TwitterCO-HOST, MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES: Website | On Instagram | On TwitterHOST & PRODUCER, BRUCE REYES-CHOW:
E54 Bruce, Laura, and Jorge chat with Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
Oct 31 2022
E54 Bruce, Laura, and Jorge chat with Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
Thanks to all of the Patrons who make the production of this podcast possible. For as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and add your support to BRC & Friends and other content from Bruce Reyes-Chow.Today on Episode 54 of BRC and Friends Laura, Jorge and Bruce are joined by Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, a scholar-activist and “peoples professor” at the University of California at Davis where she is the chair of the Asian American Studies Department and founder of the Carlos Bulosan Center. We talked about the state of Asian American and Ethnic Studies, we pondered the world that Gen Zs are navigating, and we learn about Dr. Robyn’s upcoming farm adventure. It was a pleasure getting to know Robyn as we shared some tender moments about calling, family, and activism. By the end of the episode, you too will be as taken with her story and humanity as we were. Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to our conversation with Dr. Robin Magalit Rodriguez.CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST/SDr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez: Website | Books | Instagram | Facebook | TwitterBulosan Center for Filipino Studies: Website | Instagram | FacebookALL THE SHOW LINKSIf you are going to hit one link, for as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and support the production of BRC & Friends.BRC & FRIENDS: The Website | The Feeds | The Episodes | On Twitter | On Instagram | On YouTubeCO-HOST, JORGE BAUTISTA:  On Instagram CO-HOST, LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ: On Instagram | On TwitterCO-HOST, AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS: On Instagram | On TwitterCO-HOST, MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES: Website | On Instagram |
E53 Bruce and Amy Kim chat with Gel Cortez
Oct 5 2022
E53 Bruce and Amy Kim chat with Gel Cortez
E53 Bruce and Amy Kim chat with Gel CortezOn Episode 53 of BRC and Friends, Amy Kim and Bruce are joined by Dr. Angelica "Gel" Cortez. Gel is a strategist, cultural worker, and civic innovator recognized as one of Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. She is the Founder and Executive Director of LEAD Filipino, a nonprofit that organizes for Filipina/x/o American civic participation, grassroots leadership, and direct action out of San Jose. Since 2015, she has led major campaigns and initiatives to increase the representation of FilAms in public service. Gel currently resides in Eastside San Jose and has a damn cute furbaby, Soul, and she jumps right into the banter that is the charm of BRC & Friends. You will hear her passion, thoughtfulness, and sheer disappointment that I did not take Amy Kim to Jollibee's during her last visit. Amy Kim and I had a great time getting to know her and you will too!As usual, all the links are in the show notes.Side note: This is the first of a bunch of episodes featuring Filipino X folks as part of Filipino American HISTORY month, but because I am Filipino you kind of get that every episode. Founded by the Filipino American National History Society, Filipino American History Month focuses on historic events and happenings that have shaped our community not only on the cultural badassery and joy that exists within our community.Side note two: We had a little mic trouble with Amy Kim, so apologies for that.Thanks for being here! Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and enjoy listening to our conversation with Dr. Gel Cortez.Thanks for listening!CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTSConnect with Lead Filipino on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and www.leadfilipino.org.Upcoming event links: 10/14 Filipino Flag Raising & Lighting Ceremony at San Jose City Hall and 10/21 FAHM JAM at Garden at the Flea.ALL THE SHOW LINKSIf you are going to hit one link, for as little as $1/month, please consider becoming a Patron on Patreon and support the production of this podcast.BRC & FRIENDS: The Website | The Feeds | The Episodes | On Twitter | On Instagram | On YouTube CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA