UnSiloed by Black//Brown

UnSiloed by Black//Brown

Co-hosts and long time media industry entrepreneurs, Charlie Echeverry & Jesús Chavez tackle Controversy through Conversation - every Thursday. Unsiloed is an innovative show about hard questions considered from opposing perspectives through mutual respect - Light not Heat! UnSiloed is a Black//Brown Original: https://www.blackbrown.us


June 8, 2023 28 mins

In this episode, we discuss  the controversy surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers and their handling of pride night. Then we explore the rise and subsequent demise of the Metaverse. Lastly, we analyzes Target's involvement in pride month and the challenges they faced with product displays and public perception, emphasizing the need for a distinction between corporate support and brand marketing. Through thought-provoking insights, C...

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Join us today as we dive into Uber's controversial decision to allow unaccompanied rides for teens, Twitter's new CEO Linda Yaccarino and the challenges she faces, and Vice Media Group's bankruptcy filing. Explore these thought-provoking topics as we analyze their implications and invite you to share your own perspectives.

Topics and Questions Covered:

  • (01:25) - Introduction to the topics covered in this episode.
  • (01:42) - New new...
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The ongoing Bud Light controversy dissected. Does Carlson and Lemon's departure from cable news signal an inflection moment for news media?  And finally, are successful content ecosystems the way forward for sports teams?

Topics and Questions Covered:

  • (0:39) - Introduction to the episode and the on going Bud Light controversy.
  • (10:16) - Why did this single event get so much heat?
  • (14:49) - Discussing Bud Light's audience and brand.
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In this episode, we analyze the congressional hearing of TikTok's CEO Shou Zi Chew and its potential impacts. Additionally, we explore the recent laws passed by the Utah governor aimed at safeguarding children from social media dangers. Join us now to stay up-to-date with the latest news!

Topics and Questions Covered:

  • 01:32 - The Apple Store, the new modern religion.
  • 05:21 - TikTok's CEO appears in front of Congress for a multi-ho...
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In this episode of UnSiloed, we cover a range of topics, including the recent acquisition of PornHub, the monetization of pornography, ways to better protect at-risk individuals, and the minimum wage map presented by Visual Capital. We also discuss the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and the government's response to the issue.

Topics and Questions Covered: 

  • (00:28) - PornHub acquisition by Ethical Capital Partners.
  • (03:41) - The mone...
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In this episode, we delve into the "Owens Corning Op-Ed" piece, which sheds light on the significant contributions of Latinos in industries such as homeownership and roofing, as well as the impact of Elon Musk's announcement of the opening of an engineering headquarters for Tesla in California.

We also discuss the Gonzalez vs. Google case in the Supreme Court, which challenges Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for the in...

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In this episode, Charlie and Jesus examine the issue of tech companies quietly defunding diversity initiatives and the societal impact of poor diversity strategies. We then explore the acquisitions of CVS and discuss the benefits and concerns of vertical integration and technology in improving access to healthcare for patients. Finally, we conclude with a fascinating exploration of the potential risks and implications of AI-based m...

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February 9, 2023 64 mins

 Join in the conversation as we take an in-depth look at the "He Gets Us" Campaign, and what it means for Christians in the modern world. We also discuss the controversy surrounding the new Apple Watch fitness badge and the devilish performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petra. 

Topics Covered:

  • (01:31) - The Super Bowl, the biggest annual event that happens in the U.S.
  • (04:12) - He Gets Us Campaign, explained and examined.
  • (17:55) - A lo...
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February 2, 2023 47 mins

Join us for this thought-provoking episode of UnSiloed where we dive into the world of ChatGPT and its impact on the future of work and technology. Our hosts Charlie and Jesus discuss their differing opinions on this groundbreaking technology.

We explore the exciting possibilities of ChatGPT and its ability to change the way we work and search for information, as well as its potential to create stunning works of art using AI. Howeve...

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There was nearly a 50% decrease in young people applying to technical jobs in 2022... What are the implications to business, the country, and the future?

Topis Discussed:

  • (3:56) - UnSiloed in 2023 and Charlie's LinkedIn post.
  • (7:27) - What's wrong with blue-collar work?  Is white-collar even more attractive than it has been?
  • (11:25) - How should leadership respond to the new generation wanting the next-level gig right away?
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In this episode, we catch up on the last several weeks of the cultural conversation. From proposition 31 passing in California, Twitter's future, the protest in China, to "communicating" to the dead using artificial intelligence. 

Topics Discussed

  • 3:55 - In California, Prop 31, preventing tobacco companies from selling flavored tobacco products, and messaging behind these propositions.
  • 17:00 - What is the economic impact on Tesla ...
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In this episode, Steven Chuck, entrepreneur, operator, and polymath guest hosts as we dive into topics surrounding the 2022 midterms, the global population, and Dave Chappelle's monologue on Saturday Night Live.

Topics Covered:

  • 0:43 - Thoughts and prayers, a hollow response?
  • 4:55 - A revisit to the discussion on inflation.
  • 9:41 - Should we see more debates and public appearances with candidates?
  • 21:55 - Why are we still counting vot...
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November 10, 2022 59 mins

In this episode, special guest Steven Chuck joins us to discuss key storylines and insights that emerged from Super Tuesday's midterm results.

Topics Covered:

  • 1:23 - Introduction to the major storylines that are developing.
  • 2:12 - Fox News's quote about this midterm not being a "red wave".
  • 11:18 - Did we see more vote splitting this time around?
  • 15:00 - DeSantis's crushing win in Florida and the republican's future.
  • 17:55 - Miami's r...
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We tackle an assortment of topics from the last two weeks... rapid fire!

Topics Discussed:

  • 0:51 - The "Chief Twit's" takeover of Twitter
  • 7:21 - Elon Musk's new board of directors and business model for Twitter
  • 14:00 - Is Twitter better off now?
  • 18:51 - Intruder invasion in the Pelosi residence
  • 32:26 - Kanye's interview with Lex Fridman
  • 41:33 - Adidas dropping Kanye and how do people feel about him now?
  • 45:38 - Kyrie Irving's tweet abou...
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The $500B Student Loan Forgiveness Plan just got a new app and marketing effort... Millions have already signed up.  But before the marketing victory lap begins there's a ton of very real issues to consider about what implications exist in forgiving a mountain of debt to thousands of people.

Topics Discussed:

  • 1:50 - Announcement of the app and recap on Biden's loan forgiveness plan
  • 6:29 - How do you feel about loan forgiveness?
  • 8:1...
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October 13, 2022 64 mins

The roller coaster saga of Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter has taken a number of recent turns, legal maneuvers and renegotiations that have left the deal in limbo with a looming deadline of 10/28 to close the contract or go to trial.  We have a look at the latest... plus other Twitter related issues arising from Kanye West's recent incendiary commentary on the platform. 

Topics Discussed:

  • 3:01 - Recapping Elon's acquisition of...
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October 6, 2022 58 mins

TikTok and the White House are moments away from a deal that would reportedly force the app to run data servers only in the U.S., submit to an algorithm audit, and create a security oversight board that reports directly to the U.S. government.


  • 0:55 - Why we are covering TikTok, again!
  • 3:04 - Explanation of proposed deal terms for TikTok.
  • 4:32 - Our thoughts on these terms.
  •  7:40 - Should we do business with China?
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September 29, 2022 61 mins

In this episode, we discuss the Monarchy and its impact on the world, then take a look at the challenges of our own meritocracy and the phenomenon of "Quiet Quitting" (seemingly) sweeping the land.

Topic Covered:

  • 1:00 - The Queen's passing, the monarchy, Michael Jackson, and colonization
  • 9:54 - Corporations vs. a monarchy
  • 15:26 - Quiet quitting...is it real or is it fake?
  • 32:43 - Stress levels, prioritizing life balance, and paying ...
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September 22, 2022 73 mins

The start of Hispanic Heritage Month saw the NFL embroiled in a mini controversy about it's "Por La Cultura" campaign, with many Twitter users calling out the league for their marketing efforts.  What really happened?  Javier Farfan, Cultural Strategist for the NFL joins us to discuss.

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September 8, 2022 58 mins

Since roughly the year 2000, according to survey data, Democrats have moved significantly to the left on most hot button social issues while Republicans have moved only slightly right. Moving to the left may help galvanize the progressive base, but if it's not done with empathy and tact it risks outrunning the vast middle part of the country, which progressive activists seem completely uninterested in talking to.


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