Crazy and The King Podcast

Crazy and The King Podcast

Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandthekingMore on Torin and Julie:Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutionsTorin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

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May 6, 2021 42 min
Berkshire Hathaway rejects climate and diversity transparency. The Bears win with Justin Fields and the NFL puts the impact of ableism in the workplace on full display. Plus, lots of data to dive into. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow u...
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This week on the CEO show,....Julie and Torin jump into a LOT of news including JPM's focus on 2nd Chances, Basecamps removal of "paternalistic benefits" and Paycom's CEO tops the list of highest earning CEOs of 2020. Catch up with us on these stories and much more. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite:?Lea...
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Are you sleeping enough? Why did Torin call Julie "middle aged"? Why does Kroger think we don't see them? When we will get passed the DEIB basics? Is it fair to expect HR to have DEIB skills? And will Julie ever be home again? These questions and many more answered on this episode of Crazy and the King! What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to th...
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Is requiring a Black Soldier to wear chains ever okay? The Army took 6 years (and a court) to decide it is definitely NOT okay. Where do you think the "future of work" is headed in a post-pandemic world? Hints are all around us. Check out our latest round up of current jobseeker trends and corporate intentions. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and ...
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When should corporations use their voices and their power to force governmental action to protect civil and democratic rights? Will we ever be able to trust OUR corporation to speak for interests outside of shareholders and the C-Suite? JAMA gets taken to task by Black Female Docs who have time today. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Eve...
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Julie is back and it feels so good! This week, Torin and Julie catch up on Black executives call for corporate responses regarding voter suppression - Sherrilyn Ifill calls it like she sees it - a racism issue. Where ya at Delta and Coke? Too little too late? You tell us your thoughts. Lil Nas X has Julie singin' his praises as he embraces the "Dark Lord". An easy listen as we catch back from vacation and share some th...
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March 25, 2021 58 min
This week, whitey is on the pod!?!? Chad Sowash joins Torin on the pod while Julie takes a roadtrip. Join us this week for the guys' take on today's biggest DEIB conversations. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: ht...
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March 18, 2021 59 min
This week, Torin and Julie celebrate Julie's first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Then they jump in to the Black bankers, the Pope's blackslide, gendered toy aisles and anti-transgender legislation. And that isn't all, join us to hear this week's hot take. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn more at w...
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This week, Torin and Julie discuss what is on everyone's mind - Princesses and She-Chefs. Also what are the "right" qualifications for a Chief Diversity Officer? Wendy's and Starbucks make two very different choices this week. Women in marketing share the toll the pandemic has taken on them. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team a...
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March 4, 2021 48 min
Torin and Julie are testing some video podcasts. We might just dig it. This week, we answer the question of how the pandemic impacted disability employment. The results aren't all bad, but we need more soldiers. Then Torin shares some education he received when speaking or talking about transgender humans. He lives the commitment to always being better at this work and knowing our journey of learning will never end. On to great...
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Torin and Julie are testing some video podcasts. We might just dig it. This week the New York Times bares all with their extensive D/I investigation and results. They come strong with commitments and acknowledge the fails, but forget a lot of us. #Intersections Then law firms around the companies are being asked for extensive D/I data from potential and current corporate clients, but can't seem to get it all together. This isn&...
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Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of inclusion. Julie gets French Gin from London! Thank you, Dan Fellows, CEO of GetOptimal! This week: Mercer releases the 2021 Global Talent Trends Report with much of the same. The Indianapolis Museum of Art uses "White" to convey their desire for more diversity and inclusion. SURE, you did. Google hires from HBCUs and fires the recruiter who uncovered their newest wealth of tal...
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February 11, 2021 50 min
Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. "I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting…because that's when it really counts." - Muhammad Ali This week: Torin and Julie dig into the new racial disparity report released by the Inspector General of the Air Force. We got a problem, ya'll. Time to stop talking and start taking action. Also, n...
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February 4, 2021 44 min
Lace up YOUR boots. Time to get to the work of inclusion. Torin needs more Twizzlers. This week: Google pays out...pennies. Roz Brewer puts Black women back at the helm in the Fortune 500. UK Banks just thought of collecting race and ethnicity data? Do you believe it? Us, either. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team at Evergreen! JobVite: Learn ...
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Julie and Torin don't miss a beat. Time to get to the work of inclusion. This week: We could have recorded every day and never repeated a story. A lot of D/I news happening around the world, in the US government and in the private sector. President Biden bids ado to private prison contracts and HERO gets the shaft on a 10 BILLION dollar contract involving the US Army. What is your take on this week's stories? Tell us on Twi...
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 Julie and Torin don't miss a beat during Inauguration Week 2021. Time to get to the work of inclusion.  This week: Is Indeed a viable diversity source? The former administration publishes the 1776 report and the new administration removes it within hours of taking office, we celebrate Dr. Rachel Levine, nominee for Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services, possibly become the first Senate confirmed federal official. Finall...
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January 14, 2021 40 min
2021 is coming at us fast and Torin and Julie are diving straight in. Corporations take action against insurrectionists and Edelman Trust Barometer tells us what we already knew. JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing Edelman...
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January 7, 2021 42 min
In the first pod of 2021, Torin and Julie decided instead of 2021 predictions, we would start with what we want to leave behind in 2020, Crazy and the King style, of course. We have six solid don't let the door hit ya 2020 leave behinds. What would YOU leave behind in 2020? JobVite: Learn more at www.jobvite.com/catk Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk Prepare your...
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December 31, 2020 45 min
In our last show of 2020, CATK brings the FIRE with Executive Coach, Author and Truth Teller, Jackie Glenn. There is absolutely no holding back in our final episode of 2020. Jackie Glenn has the credentials and the experience to tell executives to check their privilege and get to the good work of D/I. Listen to win a copy of Jackie's book! We will see you in 2021 for CATK Year 3! Learn more about Jackie: https://glenndiversity....
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December 31, 2020 46 min
In one of our favorite shows of 2020, Julie and Torin welcome the fabulous Kay Fabella, author, D/I leader, and boundary challenger. How is diversity and inclusion seen differently in Spain and more broadly the EU? Avoiding burnout, enjoying the journey, and loving your opportunity to create change. This is a must listen. Learn more about Kay: https://kayfabella.com/ Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King l...
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