Rod is joined by Professor Juliet Schor to discuss her new book on the gig economy, “After The Gig: How The Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How To Win It Back.” We talk about the exploitative tactics of gig employers, the impact on marginalize communities, how snobbery and classism erode good faith efforts, how different country take on these companies and what gives Professor Schor hope for the future of the gig economy. It was a great wide ranging varied discussion that is sure to entertain you. The book is a very thorough and informative read on all aspects of the gig economy. Make sure you pick up her book at the link below and leave comments if you enjoyed this interview.
Rod is joined by epidemiologist Whitney Robinson to discuss how we’re dealing with the Coronavirus in the US, her path to becoming an epidemiologist, how race plays a factor in this pandemic, how politics plays a part in social distancing, Rod’s favorite epidemics and what gives us hope in such a tumultuous time.
Rod is joined by microbiologist and health policy specialist, Coqui Negra to discuss the growing Coronavirus pandemic. We discuss what a Coronavirus is and what makes this one so dangerous. We also get into what it means to “flatten the curve,” how the virus spreads, how Trump’s policies impact the effort to combat the virus, conspiracy theories, self distancing, the amazing powers of soap and why isn’t the virus killing evil people?
Rod is joined by Toynia Edmond a Former Educator, Domestic Violence Survivor/Advocate, Family Advocate, Creative Facilitator, Public Speaker, Writer, & Podcaster to discuss her book “She Decided To Bloom: A Love Story Written In Prose.” We also talk about her work as a domestic violence advocate, her experience as a survivor, growing into writing and resources for people living in abusive situations.
Rod is joined by writer, ex-poet, mental health advocate and friend Bassey Ikpi to discuss her debut book “I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying” a collection of essays that combine into a beautiful memoir. We discuss her writing process, how mental health affects her life and how she’s navigating the feedback from the book thus far. The book is out 8/20 but you can pre-order it right now!
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Rod is joined by activist, feminist writer and social worker Feminista Jones to discuss her new book Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing The World From The Tweets To The Streets. We discuss the changing landscape of social media, the price of visibility, patriarchy within the black community, activist beef and more. It was a very engaging fun conversation that really turned into old friends catching up. Enjoy!