TF?

Portia & Nakia

TF? is a diverse social and cultural examination of pop culture, current news events, and race relations in America. Unfiltered commentary provided by fiction writers, Portia A. Cosby and Nakia R. Laushaul. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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It's the end of Season 2, and Nakia and Portia sit down to catch you up on what's been happening behind the scenes in their lives. From Portia's upcoming short film project (#DUTYTOLISTEN), justice for George Floyd, Verzuz, Coming 2 America, COVID vaccinations, and requests for Nakia to write a book on dating, ya girls leave very few stones unturned. Want to support this podcast? Cash App $3.18 to $TFPODCAST Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/tf_thepodcast/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ Duty To Listen Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-portia-bring-duty-to-listen-to-life Produced by 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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May 1

53 min 23 sec

Breaking up is hard to do. Nakia and Portia invite a friend of the podcast, Maco Faniel to talk about his soul-searching article on Medium: "Dear Mama, I got divorced during the pandemic, I am sorry that I have not attained relationship success," and what it looks like for a man to try to heal - not ho - after an uncoupling. Make sure to follow ya girls and their friends on social media! Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ Maco Faniel https://www.instagram.com/macofaniel/   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Apr 15

1 hr 33 min

Portia and Nakia update ya'll on Gorilla Glue Girl (Tessica Brown), 'cause inquiring minds wanna know what she did with all those GoFundMe coins. Greg from http://www.financialknifeandfork.com falls through to give the ladies free game on the stock market. Grab a pen and pad friends, we're raising our stock value in 2021! Let's get it. Make sure to follow ya girls and their friends on social media! Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ Greg / Financial Knife & Fork https://www.instagram.com/financialknifeandfork/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Apr 9

51 min 43 sec

Guess who’s back on TF?, bringing more of that good Inner(G) to your soul? Yay! Naz is here with Portia and Nakia to discuss the beauty of acceptance and individuality. Black sheep unite! Make sure to follow ya girls and their friends on social media! Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ Naz Khalid https://www.instagram.com/djedi_naz/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Mar 26

46 min 11 sec

Go girls it's ya birthday! Yes, Nakia and Portia are birthday twins and talk everything Pisces during this celebratory episode. Joining the podcast to wish them a happy birthday are a host of family and friends. Wanna know how you can support this podcast with those stimmies? Cash App $3.18 to $TFPODCAST. Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/tf_thepodcast/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Mar 18

1 hr 17 min

Portia and Nakia, the girlfriends in your ear, are looking for healing: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Stopping by the podcast to give them tips on practicing self-healing and balancing their “inner(G)” is Naz Khalid, Holistic Therapist. By the way, it’s one week ‘til ya girls' birthday! Make sure to follow ya girls and their friends on social media! Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ Naz Khalid https://www.instagram.com/djedi_naz/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Mar 11

46 min 42 sec

Credit, coins, and courting! Nakia and Portia talk with friends of the podcast, Janay Malone (JSM Financial Solutions) and Melkeya Horne (No Money No Thank You) about good credit and how finances seep into every facet of our relationships. Grab your cocktail of choice and get into it with the girlfriends in your head. Make sure to follow ya girls and their friends on social media! Podcast TF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ Janay https://www.instagram.com/jsmfinancialsolutions/ Melkeya https://www.instagram.com/no_money_no_thankyou/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Mar 5

1 hr 9 min

More money, more problems? Nah. More money, more progress! Nakia and Portia discuss their financial goals and the desire to live their wealthiest lives. Working a 9-5 after 65? Ya homegirls will pass! And you should too. Oh and happy birthday, @_96Beats! We love you. Make sure to follow ya girls on social media! PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ 96Beats https://www.instagram.com/_96beats/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Feb 18

57 min 22 sec

... Continued from Episode 4 Portia and Nakia just could not get enough of what the fellas had to say. The homegirls in your ear thought you'd agree, so welcome to the continuation with more mental stimulation from podcast fam: Disco100 and Junior. Listen up as the fellas' dish on Love, Sex, and Relationships from a male perspective. And, Happy Valentine's Day! Make sure to follow ya girls and their guests on social media! PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ Kenyatta https://www.instagram.com/1god_1waylaushaul Disco100 https://www.instagram.com/dj.disco100 Junior https://www.facebook.com/larry.w.ward.12 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Feb 12

1 hr 23 min

Portia and Nakia discuss the Gorilla Glue Girl (bless her heart), the tragic Wendy Williams biopic, and the steamy highlight of this week, the #silhouettechallenge on Twitter (look it up). Also, just in time for Valentine's Day, the homegirls in your ear share the mic with TF? podcast fam, Kenyatta. Listen up as the fellas' dish on Love, Sex, and Relationships from a male perspective. Make sure to follow ya girls and their guests on social media! PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ Kenyatta https://www.instagram.com/1god_1waylaushaul Disco100 https://www.instagram.com/dj.disco100 Junior https://www.facebook.com/larry.w.ward.12 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Feb 12

1 hr 2 min

They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but sometimes you can get a two-for-one deal: a frenemy. Nakia and Portia discuss the hurt and disappointment felt when your “homegirl” shares your secrets with whoever will listen. On the heels of the Salt-n-Pepa movie with the obvious Spinderella snub, they question why it can be so hard for women to trust each other. Make sure to follow ya girls on IG!  PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Jan 29

1 hr 5 min

Sporting chucks and pearls, Nakia and Portia are giddy with excitement as they recap the inauguration ceremony of, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Ya girls take a moment to exhale and revel in the fact that the clown prez has left the building. There is finally hope for the future. Follow us on IG! PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/  Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Jan 22

50 min 1 sec

It's 2021 and the drama continues. Nakia and Portia had hoped to return from their winter hiatus with a good vibe only conversation about how 2021 is/was supposed to be the year to get their creative mojo back. Soo not the case, those fools, or shall we say, those fools and that one black guy decided to attempt a coup and overthrow the whole damn government at tRump's bidding, giving the girlfriends in your head a fresh dose of fxckery to unpack. Welcome back ya'll.  Oh, don't forget to follow us on IG! PodcastTF https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia https://www.instagram.com/nakiarl_thewriter Portia https://www.instagram.com/portiacosby/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Jan 15

1 hr 4 min

In this season finale, Nakia and Portia prepare for the holidays and reflect on the many things they're thankful for. Somehow, the Gucci/Jeezy Verzuz battle and the Biden student loan debt cancelation promise make their lists. With 2020 coming to a close, they just want to overdose on holiday cheer. So, eat the turkey. Drink the wine. Put up the tree. Jingle all the bells. Do whatever makes you happy. And join the ladies for Season 2 after the new year! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Nov 2020

1 hr 14 min

They been telling us to go back to Africa since we got here. With the current climate in the United States, Nakia and Portia seriously consider a visit to the motherland and elsewhere – as long as Donald Trump and Kanye West aren’t there. Friends of the podcast, Christie and Nti, share their experiences visiting Africa and living abroad with stories full of laughter and lessons. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Nov 2020

1 hr 30 min

Nakia and Portia talk about getting weighed down with election day fatigue. Back to discuss all the foolishness of the last week, although it felt like one long-ass day. Celebrating a win for Biden|Harris! Of course, the Clown and his Trumpsters cry foul, damn a sore loser. Guiliani and The Four Seasons, (no...not that Four Seasons) press debacle. Paula White and her un-cloth-like #cashmeoutside antics behind the pulpit. Whew child, all hell broke loose, but they managed to squeeze it all in. So, listen up. Drink water. And don't forget to follow TF? on IG: https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

Portia and Nakia discuss the $154 lesson Shonda Rhimes taught Disney / ABC. Assistant Principal in one of the largest school districts in the country, Miss Sheryl, pops in to talk about remote learning, COVID, and the educator's oath to put y'all kids first. Don’t forget to follow TF? on IG, @podcastTF! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

Portia and Nakia are stuck on WAP. They discuss writing and publishing (WAP). Nakia's new novel, Estranged and wack ass parents (WAP). And Monique D. Mensah of Make your Mark Publishing Solutions drops by to discuss wack ass publishers, (more WAP).  Go ahead and pick up these titles by Nakia & Portia. Information for the book discussion will come soon. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for details. https://www.instagram.com/podcasttf/ Nakia R. Laushaul - https://www.amazon.com/Estranged-Nakia-R-Laushaul/dp/0984368272/ Portia A. Cosby - https://www.amazon.com/Disgruntled-Wives-Club-Portia-Cosby-ebook/dp/B004D9FGL2 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Oct 2020

1 hr 15 min

Nakia and Portia discuss what love looks like for Black women in America because let’s face it, we haven’t been getting much of it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Oct 2020

56 min 20 sec

Nakia and Portia discuss the very un-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, how COVID is running rampant in what should be the safest house in the country--the White House. They also discuss the VP debate between, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, and "the fly." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Oct 2020

53 min 20 sec

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Portia and Nakia discuss getting mammograms and Portia's very personal experience with breast cancer. They also welcome a friend of the podcast, Antwone Muhammad, to discuss his inspiring breast cancer survivor journey. This October, think pink and f*ck cancer. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Oct 2020

1 hr 3 min

Nakia and Portia discuss Cardi B filing for divorce from Offset of the Migos. They also discuss when they've had to walk TF away from toxic relationships in their personal lives and the peace it brings. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Sep 2020

57 min 21 sec

Portia and Nakia discuss the fires burning up and down the West Coast, praying for Aventer Gray to realize that Pastor John Gray ain’t shit, Verzuz with Auntie Gladys Knight and Auntie Patti Labelle, Tamar’s messy boyfriend David Adefeso and getting in some much needed self-care. Woo-sah. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Sep 2020

1 hr

Portia and Nakia discuss what the world needs now. And that's a big-ass family reunion, complete with plenty of cousins. They also give plenty of side-eye to Tim Norman of Sweetie Pie's. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Sep 2020

40 min 56 sec

Nakia and Portia have a moment of silence for the King of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), discuss Brandy Verzuz Monica...who TF won the epic battle and let you in on starting this podcast and their personal long-distance friendship. #WakandaForever --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Sep 2020

45 min 38 sec

Portia and Nakia discuss the exhaustion of being Black in America in 2020, the attempted murder of Jacob Blake and the subsequent protests in Kenosha. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

Sep 2020

56 min 6 sec

Nakia and Portia discuss Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion's new song, WAP. Does WAP have a negative influence on Black girls/women in America? Or is it just music? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

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Aug 2020

28 min 29 sec

Welcome to TF?, a for-the-culture podcast hosted by Portia A. Cosby and Nakia R. Laushaul. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-tf/support

Aug 2020

1 min 47 sec