Str8Up Show Podcast

Str8Up Show Podcast

Our world has many voices. We all share this space together, but each of us has our own opinions, our own identity. Join hosts Calvin, Brandon, Kristina and Lee, as they bring in guests to discuss various social issues that effect everyone. Each episode will tackle a different issue, with insights by members of some diverse communities. The only rule on this show? You gotta be...STR8 UP.

Episodes

November 28, 2022 55 min
In this day & age there are few rap artists who are considered true lyricist, but this artist is quickly proving why he’s a lyrical force to be reckon with. We talk to the “Pen Assassin” Five. Tune in as he tells why his music has fans from all over wanting more and exclusive details about his upcoming project. Five then hits the stage perform his hit single “The Hustle Way.” Follow Five: YouTube: @YICPRODUCTIONS Instagr...
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Why is it difficult for some men to express their emotions while dating or in a relationship? On this episode talk to social media influencer, Taylor Moore, about the importance of men’s mental health during relationships and dating. Taylor also gives tips to women who often see men in a negative light. Follow Taylor Moore: TikTok: @Itstaytaybaybee2 @theworldisyours_69 Instagram: @itstaytaybaybeee YouTube: @i...
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November 14, 2022 66 min
As we approach the end of a podcast journey, we continue to open up with personal stories of how Str8Up began. On this episode, our host Calvin talks with sister and cousins about their late grandmother Bertha. 27 years after throwing a party to honor her grandchildren, Bertha's grandchildren reflect on her life lessons she has taught them and how it inspired Calvin to get into journalism. Special thanks to: John (RIP), Lorie...
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Is Childhood Trauma real? Do you believe how a child was treated growing up can impact their livelihood? On this episode we talk to mental health expert Dr. Monique Thompson, DHA, LPC, LPC-S about how to unpack childhood trauma. Dr. Thompson also gives us tips on how we can deal with generational trauma as well. Follow Dr. Monique Thompson https://doctormoniquethompson.com/
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October 31, 2022 35 min
It is a new season which means we're bringing back a fan favorite, Music Mondays. Tune in as we talk to Filipino -Canadian singer, Geneva Lei. One this episode, Geneva Lei talks to us about her ability to structure her songwriting in a way that speaks directly to her fans and her upcoming music projects. She then hits the stage to perform her newest single "Sober." Follow Geneva Lei: @GenevaLei
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October 24, 2022 55 min
Once known as the #1 Female DJ in all of Texas and a proud member of LGTBQ+ Community, DJ Sno White quickly found herself part of Cancel Culture. On our Season 7 premiere, we talk to DJ Sno White about how her political views cost her the respect of many in her community but helped her gain new sense of life. Also, the Str8Up Crew has some groundbreaking news in regard to the future of our podcast.
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On February 24 2021, Russian troops began to invade parts of Ukraine. Fast forward to today, many around the world have forgotten about the struggles Ukrainians are still facing. On our groundbreaking season finale, we talk to Julia, a Ukrainian native who has been at ground zero of the senseless acts by the Russian military. Tune in as Julia walks us through on what it was like leaving her home and contributing to her fellow U...
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Is age just a number when it comes to doing the things you want in your every day life? In this throwback episode from our college days of Str8Up, the former Str8Up crew talk about how age impacts their lives. Big Thanks to Communications family at Bossier Parish Community College.
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August 1, 2022 79 min
Our listeners asked for it and we have now given it to them! This episode we have Part 2 of our epic Dating Boot Camp episode featuring the Str8Up Dating Experts PJ and Kitty of UnDivorceable Tune in as the two love birds answer questions submitted exclusively from our listeners. Also what is the big announcement ?!?! Find out! Follow Undivorceable: Instagram: @Undivorceable Instagram: @KittySpeakslove TikTok: @Undi...
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July 25, 2022 69 min
In our new series, Cultural Conversations, we seek to speak to and learn from other cultures other than on own. This episode we speak to Abbey, a journalist from Australia, about her life as an Aussie. Abbey then talks about the global misconceptions people when it comes to the land of long weekends. Follow Abbey: Instagram: @abbey_from_newsroom Facebook: @AbbeyVictoria #Australia #Aussie #Str8upshowpodcast #Part1 #...
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July 18, 2022 57 min
CALLING ALL WRESTLING FANS!!! Icons like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin have helped form a united fan base like no other in the world of Sports Entertainment. On this episode, we talk to Black Wrestling Geeks United, a wrestling fans group, about why they love wrestling so much. The group also discuss why so many people make fun or refuse to understand the obsession of pro wrestling. If you don't like this episode we h...
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The Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 ruling of Roe V. Wade, which now eliminates women's federal constitutional right to abortion. And now so many are flooding the streets to celebrate and protest The Supreme Court's decision. On this episode, the Str8Up Crew shares their thoughts on the Supreme Court's new ruling on abortion. The crew also discuss vasectomies and the role they should play when it comes to wome...
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June 27, 2022 67 min
Happy Pride Month! In our annual Pride Month episode, our guest Jessica talks to us about her long journey as a transgender woman. And now that certain laws are targeting members of the LGBTQ+, Jessica gives her thoughts on transgender parents and young adults who are considering gender confirmation. Love is love!
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June 19, 2022 53 min
This June, we as a nation get to celebrate the day when African Americans were freed from slavery and their contributions to America since. We talk to community leader and educator Vencil Holmes about the importance of the Juneteeth Holiday. Vencil then gives us his view on the current state of Black America. Happy Juneteeth!!
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From the COVID- 19 Pandemic to the war in Ukraine, people are stressed out. So much so that they are behaving in ways they normally would not. We talk to award-winning author Adele Spraggon, about how our over-emphasis on our left hemisphere has created a world in which stress, overwhelm, isolation, confusion, and worry are now part of everyday living. Adele then gives us steps on how to shift our brain so that we can reach our g...
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Calvin is out sick with COVID, so we're giving you a taste of what Brandon and Kristina are doing with STR8UP EXTRA. In this episode, the two sit down to talk about how some conversations can quickly lose productivity and never come to some common ground. Defensive and aggressive talking is being used too much in our everyday lives. Brandon and Kristina talk about three ways you can ensure you're not coming across as such b...

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May 16, 2022 70 min
Whether you’ve traveled through or heard it in the media, chances are you’ve heard of Shreveport, Louisiana. And Since our STR8UP crew is mostly from Shreveport, we have plenty that we can say about our hometown. We talk to Shreveport Author and host of the "A Lil Tea Time Podcast" Jrayis Deyond about the current climate in Shreveport and what to expect in the city’s future. Jrayis then tells us on how he’s able find succ...
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May 9, 2022 59 min
With so much hate going on in the world today, it seems that a lot of people forget to use love to heal. Some use religion as a guideline but some can be restrictive. But how does love work for you and I? On this episode we talk to author Juan Lee, author of "Love Made Simple," about making love simple. Juan Lee will tell us why most religions feel restrictive when it comes to the message of love and how to separate the me...
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If you're a fan of our podcast, you know that we are fans of cartoons, both new and nostalgic. Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon both have produced some iconic TV shows, but who and the better shows? Are you Team Nick or Team Cartoon Network? Better yet, who wins it all? Find out
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April 25, 2022 43 min
Season 6 is already off to great start and that also means the return of our Music Monday episodes. On this episode, we hang out with East African artist Layne Tadesse. The Eritrea native talks to us about his culture and how his unique style has his fans and other wanting more. Layne also goes over his future musical projects and concludes with a performance of one of his hit songs. Follow Layne Tedesse www.laynetadesse.com ww...
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