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Brother To Brother – Episode 21 – Get Off My Lawn

On the 21st episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we discuss how good kids these days have it and we politely ask them to Get Off Our Lawn!!!But first Hiddanas aka Reggie and I get together to discuss some of the craziness going on in our life. We also have a lively debate on the merits and deficits of the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Hiddanas is very critical while I Tempiwmf aka John disagree with his heavy handed criticism. Who is write and who is wrong…well that’s up to you all to decide.After a brief debate we get Into The News where we discuss the continued fallout from Menghazi. We touch on more celebrity revelations, we question why some politicians are staying in office, and we discuss the disturbing violence surrounding allegations against comedian TJ Miller a favorite of Tempiwmf. After that we quickly get into our nominations for Ass Hat & Hero of the Year nominees. Finally we get into the good stuff. We, as growing old men of 34 & 35  years old, politely ask the youth of today to get the F off our lawns.

We do this by discussing the greatness of growing up as children of the 80’s and 90’s. We discuss the changes in music, film, and television that were positive (more diversity) and negative (same old stereotypical roles). We also discuss how lucky this generation doesn’t have to deal with the technology wars (blu ray or HD) or the need for skip protection on portable cd players.Yet, we’re not so jaded by time that we can’t acknowledge the many struggles that kids these days don’t have to deal with. We acknowledge that some things have gotten better like animation (Star Wars Rebels), the ability to avoid libraries due to advancements in information, and of course the glory that is GPS.We look back as only the experience can to see our glorious past while acknowledging our potential future. Are we becoming cranky old men or are we just right about how good kids have it these days.

There is something for everyone so join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas on the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

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Brother To Brother – Episode 20 – All Things Christmas

On the 20th episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast we discuss all things Christmas. Songs, movies, gifts, and disappointments we cover it all.Before we get Into The News we talk about some of the craziness going on in our own lives including a broken car window, a stolen camera, and all things Star Wars (no spoilers)Finally we get Into The News where we discuss more fall out from Menghazi including allegations against an NPR favorite, allegations against multiple NFL & Sports figures, and one allegation that ends in suicide. We also indulge in the most tasty of crow concerning the upset victory of Doug Jones over Roy Moore and the impact of the black vote on that special election. Lastly we get a bit of a chuckle out of the failure of a would be terrorist in NYC.After quickly nominating our latest nominees for Asshat & Hero Of The Year we get into our main topic Christmas. Guided by Reggie aka @Hiddanas  we take a tour of his favorite holiday Christmas. We examine both the religious & secular aspects of this holiday.  Reg speaks to us about the glory of giving back to others & his desire for the Christmas spirit to last year round.  John aka@Tempiwmf gets a little humbugish over the capitalistic nature of Christmas & the historic manipulation of the holiday but is pulled back into the spirit of things through cherished childhood memories. We also explore the stress of surviving as sons of a Catholic  convert during the holidays and going to four services in 24 hours.candles prayer GIF

We also debate our favorite music (secular & religious), our favorite movies & tv specials (animated & life action), and we discuss our favorite memories or for @Hiddanas  his least favorite.  We even have a brief discussion on those who over emphasize the Christmas nature of Die Hard and the medical issues that arise from Home Alone.merry christmas ya filthy animal GIF by 20th Century Fox Home EntertainmentThere is something for everyone so join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas on the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

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Brother To Brother – Episode 19 – The Anti-Lexicon

On the 19th episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast we gather to discuss the Anti-Lexicon. While some dictionary folks are adding to our language we are removing words and phrases that no longer are acceptable or appropriate.Before we get into our main subject we discuss that greatness that was Hiddanas aka Reggie’s first live experience with the phenomenon that is Open Mike Eagle. He discuss the performance, the uniqueness of the crowd make up, and even surprises us by dropping some lyrics. Lastly we discuss our year end Spotify breakdown including the insane amount of hours that Tempiwmf aka John listened to and the artist who dominated our playlist of 2017. We also question why there isn’t a similar tracking device for podcast apps. Finally we get Into The News where we discuss the continued downfall of mostly male sexual abusers and we highlight some of the new members to join the Menghazi list. We also debate the potential of Alabama to elect a pedophile (spoiler alert they didn’t), we touch base to see what our Racist in Chief Donald Trump has gotten into lately, and we have a lively talk on the future of left leaning politics. Hiddanas believe the high road is important but Tempiwmf doesn’t quite agree. Who is right?Due to a week full of bad press we regretfully return with our least favorite segment Cop Watch and then briefly discuss our nominees for Ass Hat & Hero Of The War.Finally we get into our main topic which is the Anti-Lexicon. While showering before work Reg asked the question, “If we add words to our lexicon…why don’t we remove some.” With that in mind we tackle the words and phrases that should never be spoke (red light), could be problematic depending upon your audience (yellow light), and those which are good to go (green light). We give you the certified Brother to Brother podcast answers on such phrases as “in a coon’s age, call a spade a spade, porch monkeys, and spirit animals”. Did we get it right? Did we get it wrong? We leave that up to you all.With something for everyone we hope you all enjoy this very entertaining episode of the Brother to Brother podcast. Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

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Brother To Brother – Episode 18 – Bad Tropes & More

On the 18th episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast we discuss all the bad and ugly tropes that plague us.Before we get deep into discussion we open the show discussing the mini holiday break and review our Thanksgivings celebration. We then get Into The News where we discuss the continue fall out of Menghazi, we touch on the latest racist actions of our President, and we openly discuss the possibility of war with North Korea. But it’s not all bad news as we also discuss the accolades being showered on Tempiwmf aka John’s favorite rapper Open Mike Eagle whose latest album is getting rave reviews. We also give a shout out to Hari Kondabula for the success of his special “What About Apu”. Lastly we discuss the glory that is the Infinity War Trailer and we discuss Hiddanas aka Reggie’s super hero movie fatigue.

We then briefly discuss the Ass Hat & Hero of the Year nominees for year before diving head first into our Main Topic Bad Tropes. We discuss all of the popular hits in the catalogue of bad tropes including the lazy stereotypical tropes (weak nerd), the male savior prototype (great wall anyone), and the powerless female in need of rescue.We also discuss the areas where change is being made. In particular we looked at the new depiction of strong female leads and growing awareness concerning ethnic centric stereotypes. We finish off by looking toward the future to see where more attention is needed and the types of trope changes we’d like to see in the future.Lastly we conclude the episode with another segment of Ask A Black Guy. Feel free to answer along question which was:

What was the most harmful or most impactful trope from your youth and what is the one trope you’d like to see erased?

With something for everyone we hope you all enjoy this very special episode of the Brother to Brother podcast. Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

Have a comment, a question, or an idea for the show. Want to submit your listener question for review on the show. Email us at BrothertoBrotherPod@gmail.com or tweet to us @Hiddanas or @Tempiwmf on Twitter.

Tempi’s World – Episode 18 – The Worst

Join Us As Tempi’s World Returns!!!

On the 18th episode of Tempi’s World I return to discuss the topic of WORST!!! Bill Cosby, one of the worst hypocrites & people around, said to never challenge worst. We ignore his warnings and dive head first into the subject. Joining me, for his first time on the podcast, is the Washington Insider Ryan Clark. He graciously comes onto podcast to discuss his worst experiences.Together Ryan and I, TempiWMF, discuss some of the worst moments of our lives. We discuss the worst things we did as kids that we got away with and realize how little we did (so much for being bad boys). One the flip side of that coin we also discuss the worst punishments we received from our parents and even worst from our siblings. As younger brothers we both realize how bad older brothers can be.We then dive a bit deeper into our personal list to discuss the worst jobs we’ve had and how we were punished at them (diarrhea clean up anyone).  We are also joined by a ghost guest who helps us to discuss the worst vacation locations & experiences we’ve had. Lastly in this section we discuss all the worst things about education and schooling.We finish out the show going through some of the worst movies we’ve ever seen. Our ghost guest, who is a movie buff, tells us about the movie that made him walk out and demand his money back. Then with quickness we examine the worst of a wide variety of subjects including drinks, fast food, foreign food, and  music genres.So join me TempiWMF and my guest Ryan as  we discuss & debate all the worst things that plague us. Do you agree or disagree? Did we get it right or wrong? Feel free to send any comments, stories, or questions to me at tempiwmf@gmail.com or on twitter @TempiWMF. Also respond to the listener question if you are so brave.

Listener Question – What is the WORST thing you did as a child that your parents never found out or punished you for?

Brother To Brother – Episode 17 – Why Is This Still A Thing?

It’s the 17th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast and this show we’re asking the question…Why is this still a thing?Before we get into the main topic we give you some updates on stories we’ve covered in past episodes, we update the growing sexual assault list & also question how you can hate someone so much you stick a tooth brush up your butt.Then we get into the news where we nerd out about Black Panther posters and discuss some of the fears that Reggie has about folks showing up. We also get into the insult that is nominating the film Get Out as a “comedy” (quotation film) and why it’s so wrong. Lastly we discuss the pros and cons of a potential Lord of the Rings tv show & John causes a vicious nerd alert while discussing how he would make a successful Lord of the Rings show.After a two episode break we regretfully get into our least favorite segment Cop Watch. There we discuss a bad week for corrupt cops. From police planting drugs on video to cops resigning for rape there are terrible stories that need to be exposed. We then nominate our Ass Hat & Heroes of the years. Those who win this week are truly worry of their nominations.

Lastly, we discuss those things that should have been settled a long time ago. The things that make you ask “Why Is This Still A Thing”. Why are we still debating the causes of the Civil War? Why are we still debating if White Supremacy or Nazis are bad people? Hiddanas and I question this and so many other areas to see our American society is so afraid to move past the hang ups that hold us back. From inaction on sexual assault to cultural appropriation we discuss it all.We end the show with our favorite segment Whatcha Talkin Bout Willis? There we discuss a white woman in Florida who believes she is Filipino, why Blake Shelton isn’t the sexiest or nicest man alive, and we have a laugh at a group of undercover cops who got into a fist fight with each other Super Trooper style.With something for everyone we hope you all enjoy this very personal and special episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

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Brother To Brother – Episode 16 – Our American Experience

On the 16th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we discuss our personal American Experience. We dive into what it has meant to have an American youth and upbringing.Before we get into the main topic we discuss a few things going In The News. We examine the continued growth of sexual accusations and the consequences of these actions. We also briefly examine how allegations of sexual assault are perceived differently in the field of entertainment versus politics. We also give a brief update on the Texas church shooting and debate if white privilege was at play in the Rand Paul assault.But it’s not all bad news…we promise. We also get pretty nerdy while discussing the new WOW aka the World of Warcraft new expansion. Reggie goes full nerd alert while filling in some history of the WOW and John attempts to join in on the fun. We also cover the new Hearthstone expansion and the aspects of the game we love and loathe. Finally before getting into our main topic we briefly discuss and decide on nominations for the Ass Hat & Hero of the year.Finally we get into our main topic which is our American Experience. Having grown up as POC with two military officers as parents our experience is quite unique when compared to most Americans. We seek to discuss the aspects of our upbringing that helped to form the people we have developed into. We discuss how the military shielded us from many things other POC grew up with and also the culture shock that we dealt with after leaving the military for civilian life in the south.We hope you’ll be patient with us as we discuss, debate, and process the milestone experiences that crafted our unique American Experience. Before we finish the show we briefly return to one of our favorite segments, What Cha Talkin Bout Willis, where we discuss the strange transformation of Sammy Sosa.With something for everyone we hope you all enjoy this very personal and special episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

If you want to write in or share your American Experience we encourage you to do so. Have a comment, a question, or an idea for the show. Email us at BrothertoBrotherPod@gmail.com.

Brother To Brother – Episode 15 – Yeah That Would Be Cool But….

On the 15th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we look at things at at first thought seem awesome but don’t necessarily work out depending upon who you are…. Before we get into the main topic we discuss some stories in the news. This includes an update on the Bowe Bergdahl case. Did he receive jail time or did he walk free with no punishment? We also quickly discuss the Colorado shooting & why a bunch of people with guns isn’t the best answer to mass shootings. Lastly @Hiddanas reviews the movie Marshall about the early life of civil rights lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. We also get some feedback on a previous rant about female clothing in gaming and comics.We also have a busy segment of Ass Hate & Hero of the Year. For the first time ever we have a real competitive race for the Ass Hate of the Year nomination. We debate the merits of a fierce fatal four way when four candidates storm into the arena in hopes of claiming the treasured nomination. The Hero of the year nomination is a lot less dramatic but no less worthy of the honor. Did we get it right? Did we get it wrong?Lastly we discuss the things which seem cool but in reality don’t work for everyone. One main example is the idea of time travel. Time travel is always cool in theory but it would be very difficult if you’re a person of color, a woman, or any other group that has been marginalized. We also discuss how differently federal standoffs would go if black men were doing them instead of white ones (Oregon Standoff Anyone).We finish off the episode with one of our favorite segments Whatcha Talking Bout Willis. We ask what the hell Papa Johns is talking about with their anger towards the NFL protesters. Don’t miss this epic rant on pizza, protest, and charity.There is something for everyone so join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas on the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

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Brother To Brother – Episode 14 – Scary Movies

On the 14th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we join together to discuss Scary Movies!!!Before we jump into a subject that is sacred to both of us we take a few moments to talk about some of the things In The News.  We discuss the glory that is the new Black Panther and listen to Reggie aka @Hiddanas get giddy like a school girl over every aspect of it. We also talk briefly on the amaze ball movie that will be Pacific Rim 2.  We even take a moment to give John McCain props for his sick ass burn on Trump although one host isn’t so impressed. Lots of excited hand slapping. We also regrettably have to bring back the segment that we love to hate Cop Watch. We discuss the disappointment of a bad win and try to find the rainbow within the rain storm. We also nominate our latest Ass Hate & Hero of the Year candidates. Then we dive head first into Scary Movies.Together we discuss what drew us to them, the lessons we’ve learned from watching them, and the aspects of scary movies that we love & loathe. We discuss our favorite villains, our least favorite films, and @Hiddanas educates us on the treasure that is foreign horror films.  Lastly we take the time to examine our favorite scary movies of all time and the characters who  changed the way we saw the genre. We end the show with one of our favorite segments Ask A Black Guy. There we discuss the most racist Halloween costumes we remember & @Tempiwmf discuss one of the most racist costumes he’s ever seen in his life.

There is something for everyone so join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas on the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

Remember to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

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Brother To Brother – Episode 13 – The Token

On the 13th episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast we sit down to discuss Tokenism and when it’s like to be the only one of you in a situation.

First we discuss some hot topics In The News and touch on some of the highlights of the previous week.  Tempiwmf aka John expresses sadness over the lost of Aaron Rodgers and Reggie aka Hiddanas suggest more  Halloween movies as he works to complete 31 movies of Halloween.

Despite our hopes that police violence and abuse were are forced to bring back our segment Cop Watch. However, it’s not all bad as we sandwich two good stories with one unfortunate one. Hey you can’t win them all. Then we dive into our main topic. The struggles of a token. We discuss the many trials and tribulations concerning the life of a token. From being the person who has to educate everyone on past and current events to being the sole source of cultural knowledge to friends and co-workers. We also discuss the struggles to fight back against or stay away from established stereotypes of false beliefs. Lastly we provide some advice to those who might not realize what their mundane actions do to those who are minorities everywhere they go.We end the show with another segment of Whatcha Talkin Bout Willis where Reggie questions the release style of Netflix and John ponders the odds of the Packers signing Colin Kaepernick.

We thank you for continuing to listen to the Brother to Brother Podcast. If you have a question feel free to email at BrothertoBrotherpod@gmail.com, hit us up here on twitter, and please share this with family, friends, co-workers, etc.

Lastly we encourage everyone to Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

 

Brother To Brother – Episode 12 – On Second Glance

On the 12th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we take a second glance on many things from our past to see how they hold up against the test of time.

Prior to getting into our main topic we discuss some topics in the news mainly the Las Vegas shooting and the cowardly return of white supremacist to Charlottesville. We also touch upon the passing of one of America’s greatest singers Tom Petty.

Yet it’s not all bad news as we discuss the new Star Trek series Star Trek Discovery and the long awaited release of Blade Runner 2049. We also take time to nominate our Ass Hat & Heroes of the year. Both are worthy candidates and will make the end noise at the end of the year award ceremony.

We then dive into the main topic to discuss how time has changed our views on  things we once thought amazing or terrible. We discuss the racist disaster that is often hidden or clearly displayed in Disney movies (Jim Crows anyone). We feel great remorse for the rap music of our youth and numerous stalker songs that masqueraded as love songs. We also shutter at the portrayal of women in comics and the way home making was disguised as play for women.

Yet again it’s not all bad (trust us). We also debate the progressive nature of the 80’s cartoon Brave Starr although not everyone is convinced. We also debate the strengths and faults of the Power Rangers. Lastly, as Trekkies, we discuss  the importance of Captain Catherine Janeway and Captain Benjamin Sisko on an entire generation of people.Last but certainly not least we end the show with one of our favorite segments….Ask A Black Guy. To celebrate the Halloween season we discuss our favorite scary movies and why. A little bit of sunshine, a little bit of rain, and a lot bit of knowledge is dropped on this latest episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast. As always remember….

Speak Your Truth, Tell Your Story & Stay Woke!!!

 

Brother To Brother – Episode 11 – Politics & Protest In Sports

On the 11th Episode of the Brother to Brother Podcast we discuss the topic of Politics & Protest In Sports.

With the growing debate concerning the protest sweeping the NFL and sports at large we thought it was best to examine protest in sports. We discuss the historic nature of protest in sports in America. and we examine the actual issue behind the current protest.

We take a look at the different ways protest has been viewed in different sports and when done by people of different backgrounds (race, religion, or gender).  We also delve into the impact the protests have had on the NFL, on the way fans interact with each other, and the potential of a boycott against the NFL.

From the President’s words to the reaction of the NFL as a league we have an opinion on just about everything. We also get into some Cop Watch & discuss the many things going on In The News.

There is something for everyone so join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas on the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast.

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Brother To Brother – Episode 10 – Time To Eat Crow

On the latest episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we discuss those in our society and circle who need to eat crow. To eat crow is to have to admit you were wrong after taking a hard stance. This episode we serve crow to many people. But first…..

 

We open the show with some highlights of our trip to Oktoberfesta in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We quickly cover some of the latest new, we have a Cop Watch verdict update, and we nominate another Hero and Asshat of the year.

Then we discuss those around us who need to eat some crow. After only a few months of the Trump presidency many around us are forced to eat some of the words they once spoke and admit how wrong they were. From overconfident liberals to conservatives who hoped he’d be more presidential once he got into office. No one is spared and no punches are pulled.

We end the show with another segment of “Ask A Black Guy” where we get into the pressures of dating. So join @Tempiwmf & @Hiddanas as they discuss the regrets of some many people.

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Brother To Brother – Episode 9 – How Far We’ve Come

On the 9th Episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we discuss how far we’ve come in this nation. We live in what seems to be dark times and often it’s easy to get bogged down in the misery of today. However, when we take a step back to consider where we are it’s hard not to be encouraged at how far we’ve come. We take this episode to celebrate the progress made in our time.

Hiddanas aka Reggie and I aka Tempiwmf discuss just how far we’ve come as a nation. We, using our 30 some years of experience on this earth ,discuss the many ways our nation has changed for the better and for the worst. We look at the changes in cinema, the arts, politics, and so many other areas of interest.

We also nominate our next candidate for Asshat of the Year and catch up on our Hero of the Year nominees. Enjoy a lively rant on a certain politician who needs to go away & a learn about a new cinematic project from Get Out director Jordan Peele.

No need to wait or delay for there is something for everyone on the latest Brother To Brother podcast.

Brother To Brother – Episode 8 – White Washing & The Importance Of Diversity

On the 8th episode of the Brother to Brother podcast we discuss the ever present topic of White Washing in cinema and the importance of Diversity.

 

But first we discuss how our weeks went and debate the failure that is Alien Covenant. We also compete to nominate our second contender for Asshole of the Year and Reggie aka Hiddanas delivers a whopper while John aka Tempiwmf delivers an annual competitor. From there we get right into the main topic of White Washing.

We discuss the history behind the white washing, we discuss the importance of those who speak out against it, and we debate why it continues to happen. We also discuss the social importance of diversity, the impact it has on us personally, and success of franchises which make diversity a priority versus those who don’t.

We end the show with our lighthearted segment “Whatcha You Talkin About Willis” where we discuss the #WhereWasObama phenomenon. All of this and more on the latest episode of the Brother To Brother Podcast.