The Real Talk, with Real People Podcast

The Real Talk, with Real People Podcast

Real honest conversations with real people who will inspire you. We will be discussing a variety of topics. The goal of this podcast is to motivate, educate, uplift and encourage.


June 20, 2024 81 mins

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer and community partner that develops manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Learn more about Gregory Burrus at


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Berthe René is a Haitian immigrant who came to New York City at the age of 17 with her brothers and sisters. Ti Marie, My Sister My Slave is her debut memoir.

Berthe Rene-Luke:

Karoline Bethea-Jones  

Renee Marshall-McKinley

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Happy Birthday to me! AJ and I are still living our best lives and took Tasha R. Williams-Arroyo along for the ride!  Tasha, an Actress/Singer, and member of Flip Da Skrip the Band, sat down with AJ and me and you don't want to miss it!


If you want to be a guest on our show, email

Tell us how you're living your best life!

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Join Renee and me as we have fun with Yasmeen Abdur Rahman, Certified Life Coach, Expert Resume Writer, and Published Author.

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Welcome back to All Things Spiritual! My guest this evening is Jasmine Johnson founder of Balanced Elements, a wellness collective that focuses on bringing intentional, mindfulness, and movement to high-paced women.

Here are Jasmine's offerings for May.   Bloom and Blossom: wellness reset Yinyasa yoga and sound bath meditation  May 5th and 19th  June 2nd and 16th 10:30 am  The MC hotel-Montclair NJ
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Meet Zipporah Gatling, an actress, singer, and dancer. She was my guest this evening for a very candid conversation. Take a listen....


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If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, please please call or text 988


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April 21, 2024 61 mins

Good Evening! Welcome to the Podcast Authors Speak with Karoline Bethea-Jones and Renee Marshall McKinley. Our special guest tonight is Sylvia Brown Roberts, Author of the Church Doors Series.  


Karoline Bethea-Jones - Someone To Love, Fragile Heart, Women on The Edge, and many more

Renee Marshall-McKinley - Pouring: A Story of Sisterhood

Sylvia Brown-Roberts - Church Doors Series

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Are you living your best life yet? Our next guest, Bernard Robinson, is living his best life, and AJ and I sat down for a candid conversation with him. Take a listen.


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April 5, 2024 63 mins

We are still living our best lives! AJ hijacked the podcast to interview Karoline, who has launched her very first CD, "The Brother AJ Introducing Karoline."

This is the interview you don't want to miss! Living Your Best Life, A Candid Conversation with Karoline & AJ


You can hear The Brother AJ Introducing Karoline here...>

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Join me for another candid conversation with the Author of "Girl, Boss Up & L.E.A.D", Barbara Hargrove.

Listeners who want to purchase the book, "Girl, Boss Up & L.E.A.D" will receive a 10% discount. follow link--->

Instagram: barbarabhargrove

facebook: Barbara Hargrove to become part of the show

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Welcome to another episode of Living Your Best Life with Karoline & AJ. Our Guest tonight is Denise Washington. Denise is on a mission to assist women over 50 to live in their true purpose, and she is using fitness as the bridge to confidence and joy.



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March 24, 2024 60 mins

Continuing my conversation, all things Spiritual, with my guest, an active member of Sisters Helping Sisters in Christ Ministry, Lexi Sims. Lexi took us on her spiritual journey to finding her highest self. 

If you would like to share your spiritual journey with us, email us at or visit our website at  

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March 17, 2024 47 mins

Jane Jordan is the Author of "A Future For A Woman With A Past." Renee and I enjoyed speaking with her about the journey that led her to write her book. Take a listen.


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Welcome back! Tonight, my guest is Dr. Valenta Ward-Graverly. We sat down to have a candid conversation about our Transformational Journey into Racial and Social Justice.

If you would like to be a guest on the show, please send an email to: 

Transformational Journey Books - Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann, Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson, Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black...

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February 25, 2024 86 mins

Welcome to "All Things Spiritual" Today I am speaking with Mr. Basui Mshu Nikaamen, taken from a previously taped episode. We are talking about Religion vs Spirituality and lots more. The conversation got a little passionate and maybe controversial but this is Real Talk, where we speak from the heart and in truth... 

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February 20, 2024 60 mins

We are back with another episode of "Living Your Best Life with Karoline & AJ" AJ is going to share with our audience how he lives his best life. Stay tuned!

If you would like to be a guest on our show, send an email to We would love to have you!  

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February 20, 2024 38 mins

A Black History Month Special Presentation of, Black Women Walking, taken from the book, Lights, Drama, Worship! A book of plays, sketches, & readings for the Church, by Karen F. Williams, and adapted for this broadcast. Read/Performed by  Dr. Karoline Bethea-Jones, Keyana Jones, and Vernae Taylor

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We are back with part two of Authors Speak with Karoline Bethea-Jones and Renee Marshall-McKinley. Are you ready to begin your challenge of writing a short story?

Go to under the tab, Authors Speak, and join Renee and me as we write a collective short story from start to finish. 

Pouring: A Story of Sisterhood by Renee Marshall-McKinnley can be purchased at

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February 1, 2024 47 mins

Real Talk with Real People returns for its 3rd season and we have lots in store for you! Our guest tonight is Keesha McMillian. Keesha is the author of "Talking Shoes" and she joins me tonight to have a candid conversation about her powerful journey of remembrances highlighting her life and her struggles. "To know oneself fully, one must search deep inside the soul...."

If you would like to have a candid c...

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Welcome to our new podcast, "All Things Spiritual with Dr. Karoline Bethea-Jones and Ikechukwu Onyema. As always I am doing what I love, having candid conversations with real people, no fluff, just authentic conversation. 

Tonight my co-host and I will be speaking on the subject of Religion vs Spirituality. Hope you stick around and take a listen. We welcome your comments.

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