You Down?

You Down?

Four hilarious and opinionated friends, Ashley Holston, Maame-Yaa Aforo, Shakira Ja’nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins, come together each week for laughs and brutal honesty as they offer their unique perspective and comedic take on the culture.

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May 4, 2021 34 min
hey’ve laughed, they’ve cried, they’ve sang out of tune. After podcasting through the pandemic, Obama’s Other Daughters delivers a very special season finale dedicated to the listeners! Maame-Yaa, Ashley, Shakira, and Yazmin have a host of opinions as they offer four lucky listeners some final words of advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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This week OOD speaks with renowned scholar of Africana studies, Dr. Greg Carr. In electrifying prose, Dr. Carr breaks down Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora, and lays out a vision for a more Afro-centric future. The girls share their feelings towards their own African heritage and the idea of “The Year of Return,” the physical and psychological unification of Black people the world over.  Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
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April 20, 2021 63 min
On this episode the girls have their birth charts read by none other than the illustrious Chani Nicholas! Chani Nicholas is a queer astrologer who weaves social justice and progressive politics into her work. She’s also one of the most famous astrologers alive. You may know her from your email inbox and her daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. After a harrowing journey through the stars of their birth, the girls answer an advice ...
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April 13, 2021 45 min
When did you know that you had arrived at adulthood? In this episode, OOD discusses what it means to be a modern adult. From growing breasts to getting tattoos to buying health insurance, becoming a “grown-up” isn’t exactly the fantasy they pictured as kids. But it’s not all bills and wrinkles. Wiith age comes wisdom, perspective, and maybe (just maybe) a little more happiness. Plus, a listener writes in to ask OOD if they are appr...
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Are you down with the female rap renaissance? This week, OOD discuss the gendered double standards in the rap world and the up and coming artists that should be on your playlist. They also invite “God Save The Queens” author Kathy Iandoli on to speak to the historical legacy of women in hip hop, how to be white and not offend everyone else in the room (Iggy Azalea), and ways women are pushing back on the patriarchy - both on the ch...
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March 16, 2021 63 min
Are you down to chase your dreams? This week, OOD discuss manifestation, moving to LA, setbacks along the way and more. Plus, a listener writes in about a stubborn ghost. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastne...
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March 9, 2021 60 min
This week the girls discuss what they’re afraid of, how fear stops us all from living our best lives, and how important it is to do the scary shit anyways. They also give some advice on fur babies and play a game that reveals some interesting phobias. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daught...
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On this Episode of You Down? the girls talk about death and the afterlife with clinical psychologist, medium, and host of the podcast Life, Death, and the Space Between, Dr. Amy Robbins. They discuss the importance of not avoiding the topic of death, how being a medium shapes thoughts on the afterlife, and the biggest question we all have - what happens when we die? The girls also help a listener who is dealing with an oversized pa...
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February 23, 2021 48 min
In this day of looks and pictures and keep up culture the ladies sit down to discuss the concept of quality over quantity when it comes to fast fashion. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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February 16, 2021 54 min
Most of us will have more platonic relationships than romantic ones in our lives, so why do we only see information on how to find, maintain, and end romantic relationships? Well OOD got you boo. This week the girls are talking about what qualities they look for in friends, how to know when a friendship no longer serves you, and what to do if two of your friends start hanging out without you. Plus, a listener needs help with a not ...
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February 9, 2021 51 min
On this episode of You Down? the girls chat all things self care. From is self care selfish, to their favorite practices, to who inspires them to protect their joy. Plus, one of our listeners needs help with a Karen.  Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about...
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February 2, 2021 54 min
It’s happened to more people than we think. You go to a meeting and end up devoting your life to a cult. Okay maybe not. This week the ladies discuss their thoughts on cults, experiences they’ve had that may be cultish, and explore some cults that have made an impact on society. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, an...
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This week, OOD talks financial literacy with lauded wealth advisor, Sara Rajo-Miller. They chat goal setting, taking inventory of your finances and sharing pertinent info to better prepare for your future. Let’s get this schmoney y’all.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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January 19, 2021 47 min
Minimalism is often thought of as simply having less stuff. And while that is definitely a symptom of the lifestyle, minimalism is more about buying things of quality, that matter to you, and that you take into your life with intention. So this week OOD is talking about minimalism - what it is, what it isn't, and how lightening your load can be freeing. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us ...
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On this episode of You Down? OOD talks with public academic, writer, and Karen Wrangler, Rachel Cargle. They discuss intersectionality, knowing your values, staying in your joy, and how the wild wild web can be both a hostile and a rewarding place. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters...
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Rollerskating is back in a big way! And even though OOD been known the joy of being on wheels, it's about time the rest of the world know what all the hype is about. So this week on You Down? OOD is talking to rollerskating phenom, Abominatrix, about the joy skating brings, the life lessons it can teach, and the history behind its roots. Plus! A listener with a conspiracy theorist for a roommate needs some advice. Need OOD’s ad...
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December 29, 2020 49 min
It's been 20 years since the millennium and OOD wants to get into it! From the bubblegum pop, to the tamagotchi pets, and all the Y2K mania in between, the girls are digging through their blinged out time capsules and honoring the early 2000's. So put on your apple bottom jeans and your plastic Melissa shoes cause we're going back in time in style. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow ...
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December 22, 2020 49 min
From strict parents threatening lakes of fire, to bible thumping in high school, to considering becoming a nun, this week, the ladies of OOD chat about their relationship with religion as children, and how they identify with spirituality and the concept of God as adults. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ ...
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December 15, 2020 51 min
This week OOD chats with singer, songwriter, and actress Tayla Parx who has written hits for Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Panic At The Disco. Tayla shares her recipe for making hit songs, talks about defying people’s expectations, and about the heartbreak that led to her sophomore album that’s out now, Coping Mechanisms. Join as OOD tries to start a Nickelodeon Disney child star fight and gives some unverified advice on a love...
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December 8, 2020 49 min
In this year of healing, OOD chats about the pervasive effects of colorism in the world and share their own experiences with the issue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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