B Dorm Podcast

Righteous Media

What happens when 2 Black, artistic roommates go to one of the whitest colleges in America? How does it shape your identity? How do you shape the identity of those around you? The B DORM PODCAST is a crisp and edgy headlong dive into what it’s like growing up on one side of our Nation’s socio-economic color divide – and what the transition into a new alien world is like.  They’re heavy topics, but presented in a way that is lighter in nature, finding humor in the pain. The hosts have taken different paths since 2000/01 when they graduated – and so has the nation. The B DORM PODCAST will discuss the roads that they chose and the ones not taken, the dreams they chose to defer and the ones deferred for them. There are also some stories about some of their wilder experiences, placing them in context with contemporary concerns. The hosts talk about everything from midnight snacks to throwing stacks, and wade into the deep end at times to discuss social justice and politics as well.  It’s a nostalgic look back. But it’s also a brave look ahead. Fun is back.

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Reminisce. Live with Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Home for the Holidays with the Huxtables. Redefining Cool Through the Arts. Defining a Culture Through a Meal.
3d ago
Reminisce. Live with Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Home for the Holidays with the Huxtables. Redefining Cool Through the Arts. Defining a Culture Through a Meal.
2001 produced one of the greatest collabs ever put down on a track when Common and Mos Def joined Bilal to produce Reminisce. The song is a journey through a life. An exploration of what was, what is, and what could be.  “Just when I think that I forgot you I hear that dub that we used to rock to Just when I think I'm gettin' on without you Somebody passed and asked me about you.” This episode will take you on the same kind of journey. The B Dorm squad is going home and getting away from campus for summer break. And on that trip back home we have a very special guest — a guide in many ways, a pioneer, a mentor, a brother and a friend. Marc Bamuthi Joseph (@bamuthi ) is a poet, dancer, playwright, actor, musician, and composer and currently serves as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He is a 2017 TED Global Fellow, an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, and an honoree of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. Joseph’s opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times. He’s a badass. He gets things done. And he always has.  The conversation is a warm, thoughtful look at what it takes to make it in America. What it means to succeed as a black man in America. And how to work to subvert the arts and steer the message for a brighter future for all of us. That’s what B Dorm is all about. Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and Impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Reminisce. Live with Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Home for the Holidays with the Huxtables. Redefining Cool Through the Arts. Defining a Culture Through a Meal.
3d ago
Reminisce. Live with Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Home for the Holidays with the Huxtables. Redefining Cool Through the Arts. Defining a Culture Through a Meal.
2001 produced one of the greatest collabs ever put down on a track when Common and Mos Def joined Bilal to produce Reminisce. The song is a journey through a life. An exploration of what was, what is, and what could be.  “Just when I think that I forgot you I hear that dub that we used to rock to Just when I think I'm gettin' on without you Somebody passed and asked me about you.” This episode will take you on the same kind of journey. The B Dorm squad is going home and getting away from campus for summer break. And on that trip back home we have a very special guest — a guide in many ways, a pioneer, a mentor, a brother and a friend. Marc Bamuthi Joseph (@bamuthi ) is a poet, dancer, playwright, actor, musician, and composer and currently serves as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He is a 2017 TED Global Fellow, an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, and an honoree of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. Joseph’s opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times. He’s a badass. He gets things done. And he always has.  The conversation is a warm, thoughtful look at what it takes to make it in America. What it means to succeed as a black man in America. And how to work to subvert the arts and steer the message for a brighter future for all of us. That’s what B Dorm is all about. Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and Impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keep It Real. GOOOAL!!! Live with Marcus Kwesi O'MARD at Yankee Stadium and NYCFC. Miami SwimWeek. Caribbean Travel Cheat Codes. Don’s Picks: Barack and Michelle Stop By.
Jul 22 2022
Keep It Real. GOOOAL!!! Live with Marcus Kwesi O'MARD at Yankee Stadium and NYCFC. Miami SwimWeek. Caribbean Travel Cheat Codes. Don’s Picks: Barack and Michelle Stop By.
In 1995, Philly rapper Jamal came down from the City of Brotherly Love to work with Erick Sermon and put out Keep It Real. It’s a trip back to the classic Queen's sound. The beat. The flow. All of it. It’s a classic, And this episode is too. From breaking down JT’s trip to SwimWeek in Miami, to the B Dorm Caribbean travel cheat codes, to the fellas first ever remote feed from NYC Futbol Club victory – this episode has a little bit of everything. And then Don throws a bomb in the mix. What would you change about your crib if Barack and Michelle were going to stop by. Hide the weed? Pick up the clothes? Clean your bathroom? No pressure. That’s what B Dorm is all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Good Times. Black on Black w/JT - Blunts vs Glass. Pick Your Poison - Whose Headline Is It? Dirty Words - Triggered by Triggered. Debate Club: And Now ... Underpants.
Jun 24 2022
Good Times. Black on Black w/JT - Blunts vs Glass. Pick Your Poison - Whose Headline Is It? Dirty Words - Triggered by Triggered. Debate Club: And Now ... Underpants.
In 2002, Styles P joined forces with Swizz Beats and Saint Denson to drop a bomb upon the ears of the world; Good Times (I Get High) was an instant hit, and for a few summers it was the unofficial national anthem for weed heads. The beats, the lyrics – the whole vibe hits hard. Looking back at it, maybe it hit a little too hard? But that’s what happens. The times change. We all get a little older and hopefully a little wiser. A little better. A little more positive. Now Styles P has a juice bar with Jadakiss in the Bronx. And it’s dope. We are always going to support positive change. And that means that the B Dorm pod isn’t afraid of change. We’re breaking out a couple of new segments. First up is Black on Black with Jehriko. The segment is focused on, as Don eloquently puts it, “Helping your pockets. And helping your habits.” JT breaks down how you can save money and smoke healthier by putting down the blunt and picking up a pipe. That glass has a stigma that goes with it, but should it? It’s a deeper dive into a subject that on the surface seems funny, but there is more to it than that. Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are the perfect guides to help you explore the stories of the day. They break down how the news cycle has broken down, Twitter’s role and how money and greed are helping to destroy people’s ability to find legit info. It’s a serious topic, but they present it in a fun and informative delivery that’s going to make you laugh, make you think and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
C.R.E.A.M. Reality vs Reality: When Outrage Overreaches. Why Attack Black? Corporatized Juneteenth Under Fire. Don’s Dystopian Pick: Potato Sole Survivor.
Jun 10 2022
C.R.E.A.M. Reality vs Reality: When Outrage Overreaches. Why Attack Black? Corporatized Juneteenth Under Fire. Don’s Dystopian Pick: Potato Sole Survivor.
When the Wu-Tang clan dropped Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993, the album was an instant classic. A genre-redefining piece of history. And maybe no track on the album is more iconic than C.R.E.A.M. Cash Rules Everything Around Me.  In a capitalist society, money is as important as air or water to survive. Everything runs on money, so when you start seeing corporate America using black and brown faces to sell shit, just know that there is a reason. Dollar, dollar bills y’all.  But is that reason automatically bad? And even if it isn’t perfect, can’t there still be good outcomes and results? Can’t we celebrate … anything? Have we become so programmed to be angry that we can no longer even recognize positive change? If we can’t agree on a definition of REALITY, does it even matter? Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are asking tough questions. Deep questions. And they sprinkle in some fun, because part of the challenge we all face is recognizing the wins we get and taking a minute to reflect on the accomplishments – to celebrate the progress. Our society must continue to reckon with its past, but allowing ourselves to be triggered without pausing to examine our reactive tendencies will get us nowhere fast. So press play and get some perspective. That’s what B Dorm is all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eye For an Eye. Breaking Down Buffalo. Irrational Fear. If You See Something, Say Something. And Then An Alien Came Thru.
May 27 2022
Eye For an Eye. Breaking Down Buffalo. Irrational Fear. If You See Something, Say Something. And Then An Alien Came Thru.
In 1995, Queensbridge's finest — Nas and Mobb Deep — collabed with Raekwon to drop Eye for an Eye. The song is an exploration of a violent world, an oppressive place where people are forced to do what they can to survive: “I might crack a smile but ain't a damn thing funny, I'm caught up in the dirt where your hands get muddy.” Sadly, more than 25 years later, the lyrics still hold true. But now, in places like Buffalo, the threat isn’t coming from the next block over. The threat is coming from the outside. The threat is driving hundreds of miles to target a community because of their race. The threat is real. The threat is growing. The threat is imminent. Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner dig in deep. They explore the pain and reflect on how the only response most people can muster at this point is just to laugh at the irony. Gallows humor. But don’t get it twisted. None of it is funny. Jokes mask the truth and sometimes — most times — that truth is fucking awful. But the answer isn’t to look away. The answer is to confront it. To name it. To call it out and to hold people accountable. It’s the most important thing we can do as individuals and it’s the most important thing our allies can do, especially when we’re not around. Especially when no one is looking. Change begins at home. And we need some damn change. Mass shootings are pure evil, but every single one of those people had people in their lives that never stepped up, never stepped in. Are you doing your part to help? Are you doing your part to stop the hatred? To stop it from spreading? We can all do better. We all have to do better.  And later in the pod, in true B Dorm fashion, they take the conversation where you don’t expect. Space. Who comes with and who gets left back? It’s a fun one and you will never guess who Don is taking with him and why. And who he isn’t. That’s what B Dorm is all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. And don’t forget to try Audible Plus for free: more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Health, Wealth, Self. Celebrate Women by Defending Them. Smacking Down Hypocrisy with Science. Pick 3: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.
May 13 2022
Health, Wealth, Self. Celebrate Women by Defending Them. Smacking Down Hypocrisy with Science. Pick 3: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.
In 1995 KRS-ONE dropped Health, Wealth, Self on his self-titled solo album. Take a minute, listen and reflect. It’s the perfect track for this episode and a great anthem for the times. Who brought you into the world? Do you fight to protect them? Do you realize how they're being attacked right now, how their rights are being stripped from them? This would be the first time a constitutional right has been granted and then taken away. Are you fighting for them? Are you doing enough? The people that are taking away their rights are counting on people to lose focus, to be overwhelmed. They want us to feel powerless. Don’t. America is a country built on contradictions. The land of the free, built by slaves upon the land of a dead or displaced indigenous population. The land of opportunity, but often at the expense of someone else’s suffering. Contradiction breeds hypocrisy. So in a place where pro-gun and pro-life can walk hand-in-hand, it seems logical that even the concept of science could come into question, that facts can lose their validity. In this episode, we look at SCIENCE as a dirty word; oh, and tune in to find out what else made the Hypocrisy Checklist. It’s deep and gets to some of the fundamental issues that have been plaguing our country in very obvious ways over the last couple of years. But these are issues that have been a rot at the core of our nation since its foundation. Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner dig into these contradictions with typical B Dorm levity. And, in light of the recent leaks of the Supreme Court’s pending decision on Roe v Wade, they remind us that civil rights are everyone's responsibility, not just the 50 percent of us with the capacity to carry a fetus. This 50-year precedent is set to be overturned by an activist court. And it will have impacts beyond abortion. The hypocrisy and contradictions don’t stop there. We’ve all been a part of the bizarre hypocrisies of the pandemic. The politicians railing against the vaccine for political points, while being fully vaxxed and boosted themselves. And on the other side, the ones telling us to stay home and then getting caught at beach resorts or at fine dining restaurants unmasked. And how did we all end up getting held hostage by a bunch of dudes we all know cheated their way through science class anyway? That’s the beauty of the B Dorm podcast, and of every show produced by Righteous Media. We’ll call bullshit on all of it. Left. Right. Center. Put in the work or get called out.  This is what it’s all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(Just Like) Music. Progress, Change and Resisting New Shit. Old School vs New School - Why Pick One? Don’s Dystopian Decision: Pick Three Albums.
Apr 29 2022
(Just Like) Music. Progress, Change and Resisting New Shit. Old School vs New School - Why Pick One? Don’s Dystopian Decision: Pick Three Albums.
This episode asks what seems to be a simple question, “What does it mean to be progressive?” And while the answer for many people seems to be simple, when the perspective is changed, things get more complicated very quickly. It’s the kind of question that B Dorm was built for. And an important part of the foundation that B Dorm is built on, is a love of hip hop and R&B. So in 2001 when Erick Sermon dropped (Just Like) Music it was the perfect blend, mixing the silky smooth sound of Marvin Gaye with the modern, raw sound of hip hop. It’s a timeless jam and just one of many from what a lot of people consider the best time ever for hip hop. And as much as we love the old school jams, your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner ask the important question, has our love of hip hop continued to evolve too? Are too many people stuck on old jams and dismissing the new artists the same way the old heads dissed hip hop when we were coming up? It’s an easy argument to fall into. The 1990s and early 2000s gave us BIGGIE, Nas, Wu Tang, Tupac and Dre. Jay Z, DMX and Snoop. But the current crop is every bit as talented with J Cole, Chance, Future and Lil Nas X pushing the art forward. So why don’t they get the love? Why do so many people seem to think that hip hop hasn’t evolved and gotten better? Has it? Has it progressed?  And speaking of progress, we’ve all got to do better when it comes to recycling and taking care of the environment. We just had Earth Day, but that’s not enough. And unless you’re Bezos or Elon, you’re stuck here on Earth with the rest of us, so clean up after yourself. If you can make every day 4/20, you can make every day Earth Day.  It’s a fun conversation and it's an important and interesting theme. What does it mean to be progressive? Does anyone ever think that they are regressive? Doesn’t everyone think they are progressive in some ways? This is what it’s all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Special Guest: Pete Saji. Writer/Producer of Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Cougar Town. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Making History with the Juneteenth Episode. Cause & Effect with Kyrie. Clapback for the Slap.
Apr 15 2022
Special Guest: Pete Saji. Writer/Producer of Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Cougar Town. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Making History with the Juneteenth Episode. Cause & Effect with Kyrie. Clapback for the Slap.
Everybody makes decisions for themselves. Kyrie Irving. Will Smith. You. Me. Us. Them. Everybody. The good, the bad, and the ugly. For every action, there’s a consequence. So back in 2007 when Kanye joined forces with one of Queen’s finest rappers, Consequence, there was a lot of action. They produced an instant classic. A timeless jam. And it’s a fitting theme for this episode. Whether you choose to take the red pill or the blue pill, in the end you still took a damn pill. And no matter what pill you choose, there will be a consequence. Like Jehriko said in the first episode, “People were the first Yelp”. Since the dawn of civilization to the B Dorm common room at Amherst, people have used their voices to hold each other accountable. To keep each other in check. And so when people stop doing it, everything falls apart. Social media is messing with the natural order by rewarding the wrong behaviors. If you ran around back in the day, you know it's the truth.  Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are going deep in this one. And they’re joined by a very special guest, Pete Saji (@PeterSaji). Saji is a Hollywood Writer/Producer, working on the massively influential show Black-ish (ABC), as well as the spinoff Mixed-ish (ABC) among other projects. And we’ve got him here for his first podcast interview! The conversation breaks down the pressure of educating a mainstream white-ish audience on black-ish topics and what it’s like being a pioneer on a primetime show, on a major television network. It’s a fascinating look at the focus it takes to achieve success, and to navigate the racial tensions both in the media and America as a whole.  His shows are helping redefine popular culture, making history while honoring the past — and playing a huge role in teaching America about Juneteenth through his writing. It’s a massive responsibility and a massive burden. And he is knocking it out of the park. This is what it’s all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy.  Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Passin’ Me By. Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings Theatrics. Defining Dirty Words. The Problem with Privilege. Poached and Bloodied - Breaking Down Brunch.
Apr 1 2022
Passin’ Me By. Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings Theatrics. Defining Dirty Words. The Problem with Privilege. Poached and Bloodied - Breaking Down Brunch.
When the Pharcyde dropped Passing Me By in 1992, they probably knew it would be a hit. But they couldn’t have known that they’d be creating a piece of history. The track is as iconic as it gets. It’s so epic it can only be defined as historic. And at the same time, it helped a new generation move into the future with a little more confidence. In a lot of ways, hip-hop helped us move past some of our country’s worst history. But don’t get it twisted. If you’ve been watching the historic Supreme Court hearings to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first black woman to serve as a justice on the highest bench in the land, you’ve probably noticed that we aren’t past the worst parts of our history yet. And despite the fact that it has been chock full of WTF moments, you’ve got to keep in mind that it is all for show. Her nomination is almost guaranteed. But senators like Lindsey Graham and Josh Hawley will put on their song and dance to get clicks and money and act like victims when anybody questions why they are calling KJB a defender of pedophiles. Nevertheless, she keeps on passing them by.  And if you haven’t seen the hearings, don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes a certain kind of privilege to even be able to take the time out of the middle of your day to watch them. Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner have a slightly different take on “privilege” and how we define it. They also take a look at what “dirty words” are in today’s lexicon, and what they aren’t. With another #drinksexy discussion, our hosts take you on a fun and delicious journey through some challenging topics. It’s a tasty conversation that might make you think about a lot of things in a different light. Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that will make you laugh, and make you feel. That’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One on One. Capcom’s Cammy vs Cancel Culture. Golf and Durags - What’s More Misunderstood? Ryan Coogler and Banking While Black. B Dorm Takes on the Zombie Apocalypse.
Mar 18 2022
One on One. Capcom’s Cammy vs Cancel Culture. Golf and Durags - What’s More Misunderstood? Ryan Coogler and Banking While Black. B Dorm Takes on the Zombie Apocalypse.
Every old head knows Street Fighter is the OG of hip hop video games. For a minute it was the hottest thing out. Ryu, Sagat, Honda, Blanka and Zangief were the baddest dudes out there. And like most things from that era, they tried to make a movie out of it. And they failed. Miserably. But while the movie was not good, the soundtrack had a couple of bangers on it including Nas’ One on One. And while that song might be one of the only things worth remembering from the movie, the game itself is inspiring a whole new generation. And they are inspiring some interesting conversations. Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner share their fascinating discussion exploring whether a provocative Instagram cosplay post is exploitative or promotional and why we should always listen to an artist’s intentions before we judge their work. It’s critical to understanding where people are coming from. And speaking of understanding where people are coming from, Don shares his thoughts on possibly the two most misunderstood cultural markers out there: Durags and Golf. Try and find that somewhere else. Spoiler alert. You won’t. So hit play and kick back and enjoy the conversation. From banking while black to delicious discussions of Haitian pikliz, B Dorm is a fun and thought provoking conversation that will make you think, make you laugh, and make you feel. And that’s what B Dorm is all about. We hope you enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe at bpod.us. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What’s Really Real?  Denzel vs Scarlett Johansson. Ahmaud Arbery vs Hank the Tank. Air Fryers vs Everything. Being an Ambassador From Planet Black. Don’s New School Old-Fashioned #DrinkSexy.
Mar 4 2022
What’s Really Real? Denzel vs Scarlett Johansson. Ahmaud Arbery vs Hank the Tank. Air Fryers vs Everything. Being an Ambassador From Planet Black. Don’s New School Old-Fashioned #DrinkSexy.
When Big Shug dropped What’s Really Real? in 2005 it was a game changer. An instant classic. And that’s the vibe we’re bringing in this episode. A little old school, a little new – like the new Don Pizz drink this week and the B Dorm Pod #DrinkSexy movement: it’s a new school Old-fashioned that’s going to make you feel like you haven’t been doing things right the whole time. The man cooks clementine peels! We don’t even know what those are, but damn is it tasty.  And you can use that tasty drink to wash down a conversation that is simply delicious. Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner dive into why it’s easier to believe that Denzel can fight an entire cartel than Scarlett Johansson; why air fryers might be the most important cooking device you can own; and why a BIG ASS bear robbing people’s houses gets more sympathy from people than a black jogger that was lynched by racist rednecks. How does that happen? Why does that happen? They are questions that will make you angry. Questions that will make you feel. And all of them will make you think. And that’s what B Dorm is all about. So press play, and enjoy the ride. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team  really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What Does it Mean to Celebrate Blackness?  Street Food Last Meals. Black Pantherfication, MLK Day Latecomers,  The Problem with Kwanzaa. Opportunity or Oppression? The Traveler’s Cheat Code.
Feb 18 2022
What Does it Mean to Celebrate Blackness? Street Food Last Meals. Black Pantherfication, MLK Day Latecomers, The Problem with Kwanzaa. Opportunity or Oppression? The Traveler’s Cheat Code.
Welcome to The B Dorm Podcast! Have you ever seen an eclectic group of friends and wonder how the hell such diverse people ended up meeting and getting along? Ever wonder what conversations take place behind closed doors, when political correctness isn't a factor and friends can just be real with each other? That's what The B Dorm Podcast is about.  Hosted by two black men from Queens, educated at one of America’s most elite and most white colleges, they dive into the news, politics, race and pop culture with a perspective that flies from the highly intellectual to the downright silly. The “B Dorm” at Amherst College was the place they met and held court. Now, it's the vibe of their new podcast.  They get serious, but have fun–and always keep it real. Drawing from our diverse network of men and women across business and the arts, from the powerful Righteous Media network of hosts and guests, and from former roommates and other friends from our not-so-diverse Little Ivy alma mater. Real-talk with two real friends, who are real smart and real fun. And conversations with real people from Senators to college buddies who have navigated the minefields of divisiveness in society to achieve happiness and success in adult life. We’ll chat about business, culture, entertainment, and whatever comes to mind. Sometimes we’ll get serious, but we’ll never take ourselves too seriously. Let's have an unapologetic, dorm room style conversation - sometimes controversial, always entertaining: this is The B Dorm Podcast.  In this episode you get an introduction to your new favorite podcasts hosts: Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner as they dig into what it means to celebrate blackness in America. From Kwanzaa to MLK Day to Black History month, there’s a lot to explore and a lot to break down. It’s deep stuff but Don and JT keep it fun and the show is guaranteed to keep you thinking for days. And don’t miss them sharing some excellent pointers on getting the most out of your experiences when you’re traveling abroad with their Traveler’s Cheat Code. It’s great advice for anybody who wants to have more authentic experiences when you’re traveling (who doesn’t?). You’re definitely gonna wanna give this a listen. And to wrap it up, they’ve got some hilarious answers to a great question. What’s your last meal… if you had to build it with street food only? It’s a delicious exploration of some of the finer things in life. There’s a lot of flavor in this episode. From Soup Joumou to Frank’s Gyros to some fine honey roasted cashews, this episode has it all. Grab a snack. And while you’re at it, go ahead and give us five stars and subscribe. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. And if you like what you’re hearing, jump on over to patreon.com/bdorm and join our Patreon crew and support the show. Every bit helps and the whole team really appreciates your support.  The B Dorm Podcast is bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.BDorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What Makes A Leader?  Kanye West. Dave Chappelle. Jon Gruden. Colin Powell. (PILOT)
Dec 16 2021
What Makes A Leader? Kanye West. Dave Chappelle. Jon Gruden. Colin Powell. (PILOT)
Welcome to the B Dorm podcast. You ever see an eclectic group of friends and wonder how the hell such diverse people ended up meeting and getting along? Ever wonder what conversations take place behind closed doors, when political correctness isn't a factor and friends can just be real with each other? That's what the BDorm Podcast is about. Hosted by two black men from Queens educated in Western Massachusetts, we dive into a range of topics, from the intellectual to the sophomoric, drawing from our experience with a diverse group of men and women, former roommates and other friends from our not-so-diverse Little Ivy alma mater. Real-talk with real people who have navigated the minefields of divisiveness in society to achieve happiness and success in adult life. We’ll catch up with former roommates and other guests from their circles of influence to chat about business, culture, entertainment, and whatever comes to mind. Sometimes we’ll get serious, but we’ll never take ourselves too seriously. Let's have an unapologetic, dorm room style conversation - sometimes controversial, always entertaining: this is the BDorm Podcast.  In this inaugural episode your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner dig in on some deep and heavy matter, exploring what it means to be a leader, how we choose our leaders, and what are the responsibilities of the leaders we choose? We’ve had plenty of characters in the news lately to help us explore the questions deeper. From Kanye West to Jon Gruden to Dave Chapelle to Colin Powell. Whatever your opinion of them, they’ve all performed at the highest levels of their professions and experienced success and failure at the highest levels. It’s going to make you think. It’s going to make you feel. It’s a deep but fun look that will resonate with you long after you’re done listening. Questions, comments or just something to share? Send it to us at info@righteous.us and be sure to visit bdorm.us for videos, B Dorm merch and more great content. We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.  You can also watch a video of this entire episode here. The B Dorm Podcast connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media @bdormpod or visit www.bdorm.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices