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2 Dope Boys & a Podcast

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2 Dope Boys & a Podcast

2 Dope Boys & a Podcast

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2 Dope Boys & a Podcast is a twice weekly culture and trends podcast that takes a deep dive into race, culture, business, technology and the arts to help you understand your future as well as the present. A trend savvy resource for creative professionals and an audio deep think for everyone who cares about “what’s good?” and why. Hosted by Michael Brooks and Philip L. McKenzie.

Latest Episodes

On Point - 79 - Leonard Dixon of Hypebeast.com

Leonard Dixon (ig:international_lenny) of Hypebeast.com joins us in studio this week to talk about what 'hypebeast' means, how a company retains 'cool', and the place of sneaker culture in political times.

30 MIN2017 DEC 21
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On Point - 79 - Leonard Dixon of Hypebeast.com

On Point - 78 - Paul Shirley: Stories A Former NBA Player Tells On Dates

Former basketball player andwriterPaul Shirley (@PaulThenShirley) joins 2DB tonight to discuss his new book, 'Stories I Tell On Dates.' We also discuss misconceptions people have re: professional athletes, and why he wanted to produce a sitcom about NBA players that showed a *lack* of luxury in NBA lifestyles.

26 MIN2017 DEC 8
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On Point - 78 - Paul Shirley: Stories A Former NBA Player Tells On Dates

On Point - 77 - Nightlife Sultan Steve Lewis Returns

The return of Steve Lewis, nightlife correspondent for 2 Dope Boys, talking to us about his upcoming events with DJ Jonathan Peters at FREQ in NYC beginning December 1st. Why there are 'no clubs in Manhattan' currently. 'Cabaret Laws' and their effect on nightlife. De Blasio's governance of nightlife compared to prior NYC mayors.

35 MIN2017 NOV 30
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On Point - 77 - Nightlife Sultan Steve Lewis Returns

On Point - 76 - Sydney Thomas: Building Relationships in a Shaken Silicon Valley

Sydney Thomas (@sydneypaige10) investment associate at Precursor Ventures, joins us this week to discuss the turmoil in Silicon Valley. The importance of mentorships and personal relationships in private industry. How venture capital firms resemble minor fiefdoms. Why it’s becoming more apparent that utopian Silicon Valley rhetoric has departed from the actual reality. Check out Sydney's list of black women in venture capital: https://medium.com/@sydneythomas/the-list-of-black-women-in-vc-dff25e8d52dc

25 MIN2017 OCT 19
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On Point - 76 - Sydney Thomas: Building Relationships in a Shaken Silicon Valley

On Point - 75 - Gitamba Saila-Ngita: Shaping a Different World In Interesting Times

Strategist and designer Gitamba Saila-Ngita (@monumentsinking) joins us this week to discuss his approach to designing experiences and products. Further topics include the Boston experience and how to get corporations to think about what the next 150 years will look like.

35 MIN2017 OCT 5
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On Point - 75 - Gitamba Saila-Ngita: Shaping a Different World In Interesting Times

On Point - 74 - Detavio Samuels: Scaling Brands & Avoiding the 'Mushy Middle'

This week, 2 Dope Boys returns with an On Point recorded in early August with Detavio Samuels (@Detavio),President of iONE Digital, to discuss how he set about building the company's stacked digital media division, which operates sites like CassiusLife.com, GlobalGrind.com, HelloBeautiful.com, NewsOne.com, Bossip.com, MadameNoire.com and HipHopWired.com. How Detavio was able to see branding and advertising from all important sides of the process. The importance of avoiding the 'Mushy Middle."

30 MIN2017 SEP 21
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On Point - 74 - Detavio Samuels: Scaling Brands & Avoiding the 'Mushy Middle'

On Point - 73 - Kane Sarhan: A Hotel For Green Guests

Creative and Marketer Kane Sarhan (@Kanes) joins us in studio this week to discuss his work with 1 Hotels. Will people pay more to stay at, and be loyal to, a sustainable hotel? The importance of patience in creating something new, and the importance of long-term thinking. The “hustle and float” of creative enterprises. The nature of the competition between hotels and AirBnB.

28 MIN2017 AUG 17
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On Point - 73 - Kane Sarhan: A Hotel For Green Guests

78 - Google Memogate

Michael and Phil break down the infamous Google memo circulated by (since) fired James Damore. Also, a note on a new phase for 2 Dope Boys. https://www.recode.net/2017/8/11/16127992/google-engineer-memo-research-science-women-biology-tech-james-damore

24 MIN2017 AUG 15
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78 - Google Memogate

On Point - 72 - Conor Brady & Grant Owens of Critical Mass

Critical Mass’ Conor Brady (Chief Creative Officer) and Grant Owens (Chief Strategy Officer) joins us in studio this week to discuss design, particularly with sound interfaces. @cbrady @grantowens www.criticalmass.com

30 MIN2017 AUG 10
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On Point - 72 - Conor Brady & Grant Owens of Critical Mass

77 - Hotels Label AirBnB Terrorist-Enabler, Cory Booker Wants to Legalize Weed, & Imagining Post-Reparations America

Brand Eff Up: “Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists,” Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2017/08/01/airbnb_terrorism_ad.php What’s Up? “Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize marijuana nationwide,” Vox (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/1/16073124/cory-booker-marijuana-legalization) What’s Next? “‘Black America’: Amazon Alt-History Drama From Will Packer & Aaron McGruder Envisions Post-Reparations America,” Deadline (http://deadline.com/2017/08/black-america-amazon-alt-history-drama-will-packer-aaron-mcgruder-envisions-post-reparations-america-1202139504/) DitC: P: Quincy Jones, ‘The Dude,’ Labelle, ‘Ladybirds’ G: “Four Laws of Prosperity,” by Edwene Gaines, Ryan Leslie, “I’ll Be Waiting.” M: “The Experience of Insight,” by Joseph Goldstein

39 MIN2017 AUG 8
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77 - Hotels Label AirBnB Terrorist-Enabler, Cory Booker Wants to Legalize Weed, & Imagining Post-Reparations America

Latest Episodes

On Point - 79 - Leonard Dixon of Hypebeast.com

Leonard Dixon (ig:international_lenny) of Hypebeast.com joins us in studio this week to talk about what 'hypebeast' means, how a company retains 'cool', and the place of sneaker culture in political times.

30 MIN2017 DEC 21
Comments
On Point - 79 - Leonard Dixon of Hypebeast.com

On Point - 78 - Paul Shirley: Stories A Former NBA Player Tells On Dates

Former basketball player andwriterPaul Shirley (@PaulThenShirley) joins 2DB tonight to discuss his new book, 'Stories I Tell On Dates.' We also discuss misconceptions people have re: professional athletes, and why he wanted to produce a sitcom about NBA players that showed a *lack* of luxury in NBA lifestyles.

26 MIN2017 DEC 8
Comments
On Point - 78 - Paul Shirley: Stories A Former NBA Player Tells On Dates

On Point - 77 - Nightlife Sultan Steve Lewis Returns

The return of Steve Lewis, nightlife correspondent for 2 Dope Boys, talking to us about his upcoming events with DJ Jonathan Peters at FREQ in NYC beginning December 1st. Why there are 'no clubs in Manhattan' currently. 'Cabaret Laws' and their effect on nightlife. De Blasio's governance of nightlife compared to prior NYC mayors.

35 MIN2017 NOV 30
Comments
On Point - 77 - Nightlife Sultan Steve Lewis Returns

On Point - 76 - Sydney Thomas: Building Relationships in a Shaken Silicon Valley

Sydney Thomas (@sydneypaige10) investment associate at Precursor Ventures, joins us this week to discuss the turmoil in Silicon Valley. The importance of mentorships and personal relationships in private industry. How venture capital firms resemble minor fiefdoms. Why it’s becoming more apparent that utopian Silicon Valley rhetoric has departed from the actual reality. Check out Sydney's list of black women in venture capital: https://medium.com/@sydneythomas/the-list-of-black-women-in-vc-dff25e8d52dc

25 MIN2017 OCT 19
Comments
On Point - 76 - Sydney Thomas: Building Relationships in a Shaken Silicon Valley

On Point - 75 - Gitamba Saila-Ngita: Shaping a Different World In Interesting Times

Strategist and designer Gitamba Saila-Ngita (@monumentsinking) joins us this week to discuss his approach to designing experiences and products. Further topics include the Boston experience and how to get corporations to think about what the next 150 years will look like.

35 MIN2017 OCT 5
Comments
On Point - 75 - Gitamba Saila-Ngita: Shaping a Different World In Interesting Times

On Point - 74 - Detavio Samuels: Scaling Brands & Avoiding the 'Mushy Middle'

This week, 2 Dope Boys returns with an On Point recorded in early August with Detavio Samuels (@Detavio),President of iONE Digital, to discuss how he set about building the company's stacked digital media division, which operates sites like CassiusLife.com, GlobalGrind.com, HelloBeautiful.com, NewsOne.com, Bossip.com, MadameNoire.com and HipHopWired.com. How Detavio was able to see branding and advertising from all important sides of the process. The importance of avoiding the 'Mushy Middle."

30 MIN2017 SEP 21
Comments
On Point - 74 - Detavio Samuels: Scaling Brands & Avoiding the 'Mushy Middle'

On Point - 73 - Kane Sarhan: A Hotel For Green Guests

Creative and Marketer Kane Sarhan (@Kanes) joins us in studio this week to discuss his work with 1 Hotels. Will people pay more to stay at, and be loyal to, a sustainable hotel? The importance of patience in creating something new, and the importance of long-term thinking. The “hustle and float” of creative enterprises. The nature of the competition between hotels and AirBnB.

28 MIN2017 AUG 17
Comments
On Point - 73 - Kane Sarhan: A Hotel For Green Guests

78 - Google Memogate

Michael and Phil break down the infamous Google memo circulated by (since) fired James Damore. Also, a note on a new phase for 2 Dope Boys. https://www.recode.net/2017/8/11/16127992/google-engineer-memo-research-science-women-biology-tech-james-damore

24 MIN2017 AUG 15
Comments
78 - Google Memogate

On Point - 72 - Conor Brady & Grant Owens of Critical Mass

Critical Mass’ Conor Brady (Chief Creative Officer) and Grant Owens (Chief Strategy Officer) joins us in studio this week to discuss design, particularly with sound interfaces. @cbrady @grantowens www.criticalmass.com

30 MIN2017 AUG 10
Comments
On Point - 72 - Conor Brady & Grant Owens of Critical Mass

77 - Hotels Label AirBnB Terrorist-Enabler, Cory Booker Wants to Legalize Weed, & Imagining Post-Reparations America

Brand Eff Up: “Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists,” Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2017/08/01/airbnb_terrorism_ad.php What’s Up? “Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize marijuana nationwide,” Vox (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/1/16073124/cory-booker-marijuana-legalization) What’s Next? “‘Black America’: Amazon Alt-History Drama From Will Packer & Aaron McGruder Envisions Post-Reparations America,” Deadline (http://deadline.com/2017/08/black-america-amazon-alt-history-drama-will-packer-aaron-mcgruder-envisions-post-reparations-america-1202139504/) DitC: P: Quincy Jones, ‘The Dude,’ Labelle, ‘Ladybirds’ G: “Four Laws of Prosperity,” by Edwene Gaines, Ryan Leslie, “I’ll Be Waiting.” M: “The Experience of Insight,” by Joseph Goldstein

39 MIN2017 AUG 8
Comments
77 - Hotels Label AirBnB Terrorist-Enabler, Cory Booker Wants to Legalize Weed, & Imagining Post-Reparations America
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