One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast

One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast

As one of the industry’s premiere interviewers, Ed Gordon brings his hard-hitting, inspiring, intelligent, honest, and direct style to the weekly conversations on One Hundred. Discussions delve into politics, pop culture, current affairs and more via iconic guests and in-depth one-on-ones as only Ed Gordon can deliver.

Episodes

June 24, 2022 37 min

In honor of Black Music Mont, Ed talks with R&B legends, The Whispers. Twin brothers Wallace and Walter Scott and Leaveil Degree discuss their long careers, the group’s classic songs and how after over 50 years The Whispers continue to be popular and tour, delivering their long list of hits to their adoring fans.

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Ed talks with actress, host and author, Garcelle Beauvais. They talk about her new memoir and why she decided to be so public with private matter. She also talks about her against all odds career, why motherhood is so important to her, what it was like being an immigrant in America and why she decided to join the Housewives franchise.

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June 10, 2022 32 min

Ed talks with attorney Ben Crump about his continued fight for equal rights and racial justice. They discuss the recently racial killings in Buffalo, a recent racial profiling stop of college students in Georgia, the ten-year anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin and a new documentary on civil rights attorney’s life.

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June 10, 2022 39 min

Ed talks with academic, broadcaster, social commentator and author Marc Lamont Hill. They discuss the current state of politics, the precarious position of Black-owned media and his new book, Seen and Unseen that looks at the intersectionality of race and technology.

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June 10, 2022 35 min

Ed talks with attorney and activist April Reign. Reign gained international attention after her 2015 hashtag, “Oscars so white” -that spoke to the lack of diversity in Academy Award Nominations. They talk about overall diversity in the media, the attack on democracy and women’s rights and why she publicly shared a story about a personal choice she made.

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Ed talks with co-authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson about their latest book, Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There. 

The book uses examples, including those of Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, TV-One founder, Cathy Hughes and Senator Cory Booker to demonstrate challenges they faced and showcases the tools they used to overcame them. Most importantly...

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April 8, 2022 37 min

Ed talks with comedian/actor Bill Bellamy. They talk about crossing the “comedic line”, telling jokes in a PC-era. They  also discuss his being a part of a classic movie (Love Jones), and how he’s been able to stay “relevant” after decades in show business.

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Ed talks with US congresswoman Karen Bass. They talk about her long time congressional career, her connection with the Biden administration, her campaign for the mayoral seat of Los Angeles and why Democrats must ignite their base before the 2022 midterm elections.

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As part of an on-going special series to highlight Black-owned businesses Ed talks with a mother and her daughters who teamed to leave the corporate world to becoming owners of multiple franchise business. They discuss the challenges of “betting on yourself”, why more African-Americans should look to become their own bosses and why building generational wealth is so important.

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March 11, 2022 25 min

Ed talks with comedian Earthquake. The funnyman talks 

about his Netflix special, and the big opportunity fellow comedian Dave Chappelle has given him with this special. They also talk about the state of “Black comedy” and what the comic thinks of the popularity of the social media comedians and whether any topic is off limits. (Warning: Adult language)

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In the first of a series of special editions that focus on Black-owned businesses, Ed talks with the owners of Straw and Wool, a Black-owned hat company that is changing the fedora game. Straw and Wool is bringing a flair to the traditional hat game and is fast gaining attention for these unique styles. Based in Phoenix, Arizona they’ve found a way to make their mark, nationally, from a city that is not traditionally known as a fas...

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February 18, 2022 40 min

Ed talks with singer/songwriter KEM about his new music and upcoming tour, his twenty-year career and the role faith plays in his life.

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February 11, 2022 35 min

Ed talks with playwright Dominique Morisseau about her latest Broadway play, Skelton Crew. They also discuss the new “interest” in Black media content and why saluting the working class and her hometown of Detroit is so important to her.

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February 4, 2022 34 min

Ed talks with journalist Jacque Reid about her long career in news, changes in the news business, her years at BET and why she’s become a strong advocate for Veganism.

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January 21, 2022 29 min

Ed talks with legendary singer Dionne Warwick. They talk about her remarkable 60-year career, her musical marriage with the great writing/producing team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and how social media has brought about a resurgence in popularity among a new generation of fans.

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January 14, 2022 37 min

Ed talks with CNN legal analyst and author Laura Coates about her new memoir, Just Pursuit. The book details the imbalances in the justice system she’s seen in her years as an attorney. She also explores what should be done to make system more equitable. They also talk about the future of police reform, voting rights and the Supreme Court.

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January 7, 2022 37 min

Ed talks with activist-journalist Mark Thompson about the politic waters of 2022. They explore a number of topics including: The Biden administration’s record, the attack on Democracy, reparations, and the up-coming midterm elections.

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December 24, 2021 18 min

In the second annual Christmas music edition, Ed talks with an allstar lineup: Patti Labelle, Kathy Sledge, Melba Moore and Will Downing, about those special Christmas songs. The artists also share some of their favorite holiday memories and traditions.

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December 17, 2021 33 min

Ed talks with Donnita Hathaway, the daughter of famed singer Donny Hathaway. They discuss his fight with mental illness, that led him to commit suicide and how his death has fueled her to become an advocate for mental health. They also talk about his tremendous musical legacy including his influence on generations of musicians and fans; including the loves for his classic holiday song, This Christmas.

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Ed talks with Vanderbilt University professor, Michael Eric Dyson. They discuss Dyson’s latest book, Entertaining Race; Performing Blackness in America. They also take on topics including: Black America taking on new narratives for the fight for equality, white privilege, toxic masculinity and the emotional toll race duality takes on people of color.

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