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LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

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Originally recorded: 08/14/21 Recap of our live listening party with M.A.G.S. for the release of his long-anticipated debut album, Say Things That Matter. We jammed out, got insight into his songs, talked about his creative process, and more. Check it out and be sure to give him a follow and stream the album. FOLLOW M.A.G.S.: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1EEbOYIZFHRuGEgL39cN3s Bandcamp: https://elliott-mags.bandcamp.com/album/say-things-that-matter YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ElliottMags/featured Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elliott_mags/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/elliott_mags Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliottmags Website: https://www.elliottmags.com/ FOLLOW US: Website: livinglifefearless.co Instagram: www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Aug 17

1 hr 13 min

Check out our sit down with Philipp Maximilian, a rising actor, as we talk to him about his role in the just-released Disney blockbuster Jungle Cruise, his experience working with megastars like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt, his work on Donald Glover's Atlanta, his journey as an actor from Germany, and more. FOLLOW PHILIPP MAXIMILIAN: Twitter: https://twitter.com/phil_maximilian Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philippmax/ FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Jul 31

32 min 8 sec

Check out our sit down with Elliott Mags, aka M.A.G.S. ― a rising indie rock artist ― as we talk about his latest music video for his single "Beg", his upcoming album Say Things That Matter, black artists in the indie scene, growing up in Buffalo, and more. FOLLOW M.A.G.S.: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1EEbOYIZFHRuGEgL39cN3s?si=FKXcWgc4Tg-6e_eOylbG3A&nd=1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ElliottMags/featured Twitter: https://twitter.com/elliott_mags Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elliott_mags/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliottmags Website: https://www.elliottmags.com/ FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Jul 9

1 hr 6 min

Check out our sit down with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alvin Garrett as we discuss his latest release, 'The Lightness of Love', finding his true musical voice, how he carved out a successful 20+ year career as both an artist and a songwriter, writing for big name artists like Joe and Kelly Rowland, and much more. FOLLOW ALVIN GARRETT: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3QABVEiy2mFgIP4RcjZKkW?autoplay=true YouTubee: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8x-GqDjloYLaaGbqGcBeAw Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alvin-garrett Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thealvingarrett/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealvingarrett/ Website: https://www.alvingarrett.com/ FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Jun 24

1 hr 12 min

Check out our sit down with Emily Satterlee, CEO of ityDity, a fast growing, ingenious platform that helps connect songwriters find the perfect producer to bring their visions to life. We talk about the music industry, her own history in music and horror stories as a songwriter, how and why she built the platform, and much more. FOLLOW ITYDITY: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ITYDITY/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItyDityMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itydity/ Website: https://www.itydity.com/ FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Jun 21

50 min 57 sec

Check out our sit down with rising actor, Anthony Keyvan, as we talk about his latest turn as Rahim in Season 2 of Love, Victor, his journey to becoming an actor, the importance of telling authentic LGBTQ+ stories, and much more. FOLLOW ANTHONY KEYVAN: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonykeyvan/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2864800/ FOLLOW FRANCESCA ESCARRAGA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamfrancescae Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/francescaescarraga/ FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Jun 21

44 min 54 sec

Check out our sit down with dani bby, as we talk to her about the release of her brand new single, "I Grew Up In LA," her rebirth as a sober artist, working with Kanye West on Sunday Service, the harsh realities of the pop industry, and more. 0:00 Who is dani bby? 3:00 dani bby as the rebirth of her sober self 7:39 Brutally honest songwriting 13:42 Working and creating with Tim Sonnefeld 16:31 Experience working on Kanye West's 'Sunday Service' 25:50 Collaborating with Willow Smith 31:23 The story behind "I Grew Up In LA" 38:30 Listening to her first single 46:58 What's her plans for 2021? FOLLOW DANI BBY: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3n7KZB1ZDWLtzaxmdhZEEF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swiperightbby/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/swiperightbby Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swiperightbby/ Website: https://danibby.com/ --- FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Apr 2

49 min 33 sec

Recap of our live Zoom listening party with Rivals for the release of their latest album, 'Sad Looks Pretty on Me.' We jammed out, got insight into each song, talked about their creative process, and more. Check it out and be sure to give them a follow. Originally recorded: 3/20/21 0:00 Album release and COVID 5:08 How did they form as a band? 10:04 How all the little details elevate the whole 13:26 To: Dom 24:53 Lavenders 34:10 Fake Rich 41:36 Alkaline 51:59 Are You Listening? 1:01:57 Change Things 1:13:08 On The Loose 1:21:14 Strawberries 1:30:53 Little Mistakes 1:37:45 Sad Looks Pretty On Me 1:43:16 What's our favorite songs? 1:54:38 Songs that didn't make the cut 1:56:08 Fan Q&A FOLLOW RIVALS: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/514VT2EXUMbmlwxdnbpHVm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsfHlU-8BViogxOcx9qTQpA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearervls/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearervls Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreRVLS/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wearervls Band Website: https://www.wearervls.com/ --- FOLLOW US: Website: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livinglifefearless/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/livinglifefearless Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Mar 30

2 hr 9 min

We're back talking about 'WandaVision', the Snyder cut, a never-before-seen Van Gogh, black Superman, the Grammys, and much more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. --- TOPIC SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, OR COMMENTS: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co FOLLOW US: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Mar 19

1 hr 23 min

Check out our sit down with director Nicholas Manting-Brewer and cinematographer Feixue Tang as we talk about independent filmmaking and their short documentary, 'Lumpkin, GA' — a powerful examination of our immigration policies, private prison system, the American dream, and a small rural town trying to survive. WATCH LUMPKIN, GA: https://kanopy.com/product/lumpkin-ga-hidden-heart-american-immigrati FOLLOW NICHOLAS MANTING-BREWER: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/__nickmb/ Website - https://nmantingbrewer.com/ FOLLOW FEIXUE TANG: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/taiiiii/ Website - https://www.feixuefilm.com/ FOLLOW STANDARD DEVIATION PRODUCTIONS: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/anewstandard/ Website - https://standarddeviationproductions.com/ --- FOLLOW US: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Feb 10

1 hr 45 min

As we tie a bow on the incredibly weird year that was 2020, we recap its equally weird year in music. In a lengthy discussion that's full of notably left-field projects, we come to a consensus on our Top 25 Albums of the Year, and for the first time ever, we give an actual ranking to each pick. 00:01:45 – 2021 starting off with a bang 00:10:30 – How was 2020 overall for music? 00:16:10 – What are our Top 25 Albums of the Year? 01:24:23 – Ranking the Top 25 --- TOPIC SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, OR COMMENTS: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co FOLLOW US: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Jan 25

1 hr 53 min

Check out our sit down with with world-renowned tenor, Jonathan Antoine, as we talk to him about his journey from a 'Britain's Got Talent' sensation to one of the world's bestselling tenors, how he developed his amazing voice, his love of Metal and Disney, his first Christmas album, 'ChristmasLand', upcoming live concert, and much more. Purchase tickets to livestream concert: https://onlocationlive.com/category/christmasland?fbclid=IwAR3GCUWAPSCyelQ3heZX6oT8ePLI6zID2azTULKMaVyLfKSFr_P2GohlZgI FOLLOW JONATHAN: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2oYXPOHsXljvSD7jDatP22 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/stavvytronn/videos Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonantoine/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/JonAntoine Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jonathanantoinemusic/ --- FOLLOW US: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Dec 2020

58 min 25 sec

Check out our sit down with rising jazz musician Mike Casey as we talk to him about his studio debut album Law of Attraction, his process in making it, his thoughts on the current resurgence of jazz in pop music, covering artists like Jay Z and Daniel Caesar, and more. FOLLOW MIKE: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/33KVH120xKsKhJncJcaoe2 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/mikecaseymusic?sub_confirmation=1 SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/mikecasey Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/artbellauthor/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/mikecaseyjazz Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/artbellauthor/ --- FOLLOW US: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial MUSIC: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/smith-the-mister-green... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/A7zatZLprhA

Dec 2020

32 min 24 sec

Recap of our sit down with Art Bell, the man who started Comedy Central, we talked to him about his recently released memoir, his journey through life, creating such a beloved channel, discovering talent like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, and much more. Buy the Book: https://www.artbellwriter.com/ Follow Art: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/artbellauthor/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/artbellauthor Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/artbell/ --- Follow Us: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial --- Track: KV - Frame [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/KkfvLLUtfhI Free Download / Stream: https://www.alplus.io/frame

Dec 2020

1 hr 34 min

Originally Released: November 9, 2020 Recap of our live Zoom listening party with Cheeky, the self described bitch pop duo from Brooklyn, NY. We jammed out, got insight into each song, talked about their creative process, and more. --- Follow Cheeky: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/514VT2EXUMbmlwxdnbpHVm Bandcamp: https://cheekyband.bandcamp.com/releases Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheekyband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheekyband/ Band Website: https://www.cheekyband.com/ --- Follow Us: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial --- Track: KV - Frame [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/KkfvLLUtfhI Free Download / Stream: https://www.alplus.io/frame

Dec 2020

54 min 26 sec

We're back talking about the latest happenings including Bandcamp's new live streaming service, the weird Rudy Giuliani TV movie, #BoycottChappelle, the Gucci/Jeezy Versuz, Tyson vs Jones, and more. Lastly, we talk about the recent Grammys 2021 nominations and make our predictions for the winners and losers. 00:01:42 – Latest News: Bandcamp live streaming, Spike Lee’s Viagra musical, Rudy Giuliani TV movie, and more 00:15:44 – #BoycottChappelle 00:23:49 – Is Gucci Mane vs Jeezy an all-time great moment in hip-hop? 00:33:51 – Did Tyson vs Jones live up to the hype? 00:40:18 – Grammys 2021: Our reactions to the nominations 00:44:26 – Grammys 2021: Biggest snubs and surprises 01:00:07 – Grammys 2021: Our predictions for the winners and losers Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Nov 2020

1 hr 49 min

We're back and joined by Dale Earnhardt JR JR to talk about their recently fully released Swish EP, their (and our) love for basketball, and all things NBA and the bubble playoffs just in time for the NBA finals. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. Follow JR JR: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VAxb3UskTNiHAKh4UeOEv Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnThfrqE3Z6g07lrrAvmtjQ IG - @jrjrmusic Twitter - @JRJRmusic FB: https://www.facebook.com/jrjr/ Website - https://www.jrjrmusic.com/ Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 28 min

Recap of our sit-down with Josh Epstein of Detroit-born indie pop band, JR JR. They’ve been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sausage Party, 13 Reasons Why, and many more places. We talked about their upcoming basketball inspired 'Swish EP' that’ll coincide with the NBA’s return, their journey as a band, what they’ve been up to during this pandemic, a little Pistons trivia, predictions for the NBA restart, and much more. Follow JR JR: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VAxb3UskTNiHAKh4UeOEv SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/dale-earnhardt-jr-jr Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jrjrmusic/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jrjr/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/jrjrmusic https://www.jrjrmusic.com/

Aug 2020

1 hr 49 min

We're back with special guest Benny Bing to talk about his latest art collection titled 'BLOOM,' which has recently released online. We get into his start in music, his unique art style, commissioning work for Dave Chappelle, having personal agency in the art world, taking back the narrative of the black experience, re-connecting the African diaspora, and much, much more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. Follow Benny Bing: IG - @bennybing Twitter - @bennybing Website - https://www.bennybing.com/ 00:01:28 – Benny’s latest exhibition, ‘BLOOM’ 00:10:35 – Benny’s self-taught start in art, the origin of “Benny Bing,” his art inspirations 00:26:44 – The rise of Nigerian art and “gatekeeping” in the art world 00:34:39 – Commissioning work for Dave Chappelle, the importance of personal agency, and the overlooked private sector 00:43:49 – Re-defining the “black experience” and reconnecting the African diaspora 00:55:07 – African culture breaking through to the mainstream 00:58:30 – Artists’ role in normalizing “blackness” 01:05:28 – Is the gallery model dying? 01:12:09 – The impact of COVID and taking the exhibition “online” 01:17:31 – Dealing with anxiety as an artist 01:25:53 – What’s in the future for Benny Bing? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 34 min

Originally Released: July 13, 2020 Recap of our live listening party with LA-based singer-songwriter Albon, as he premiered his latest EP: 'Other Nicities…' We jammed out, got insight into each song from the project, talked about the process behind his unique sound, and more. --- Follow Albon: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5QTcWD5FjcAJGIA2wv5eHs SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/loppaalbon Bandcamp: https://albon.bandcamp.com/music Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/___albon/ --- Follow Us: https://livinglifefearless.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglifefearless/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/llfofficial --- Track: KV - Frame [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/KkfvLLUtfhI Free Download / Stream: https://www.alplus.io/frame

Jul 2020

50 min 10 sec

Originally Released: June 22, 2020 Recap of our live sit down with rising artist, Dáreece Walker, to talk about his latest show, 'Black Fathers Matter | Series II.' We discuss the thought process behind the series, some of the techniques used to achieve the style, the public response to the exhibition, what he hopes to convey with his work, the prescience of the series in relation to current events, and more. --- Track: KV - Frame [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/KkfvLLUtfhI Free Download / Stream: https://www.alplus.io/frame

Jun 2020

1 hr 8 min

Originally Released: June 16, 2020 Our wide-ranging talk with select artists about the current events and conversations being had around the country (and the world) and all things protest/political art. Featured Guests: Dáreece Walker: @artistdwalker | dareecejwalker.com Sara Z. Meghdari: @szmeghdari | szmeghdari.com Melvin Harper: @melvins.world | melvinharper.com Ventiko: @ventiko | ventiko.com Marvin Touré: @marvintoure | marvintoure.com Georgia Lale: @georgia_lale_studio | lalegeorgia.net Sasha Kelley: @on.mommas | sashakelley.co --- Track: KV - Frame [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/KkfvLLUtfhI Free Download / Stream: https://www.alplus.io/frame

Jun 2020

1 hr 37 min

We're back talking about the latest happenings including Tekashi 6ix9ine's predictable return, Joe Rogan's Spotify deal, our thoughts on 'The Last Dance', the release of our first digital art exhibition: 'Black Fathers Matter', and more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:00 – R.I.P Little Richard 00:05:38 – Joe Rogan’s exclusive deal with Spotify 00:16:32 – News: Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic, Zion Williamson in ‘He Got Game 2′, and Library of Congress’ open-source hip-hop sampling tool 00:29:38 – Tekashi 6ix9ine 00:43:10 – Thoughts on ‘The Last Dance’ and ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ 00:56:13 – Art News: Italy’s museums opening back up, Banksy’s latest artwork, Van Gogh museum loaning masterworks to the public, and more 01:03:38 – Dáreece Walker’s ‘Black Fathers Matter’ digital exhibition Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

May 2020

1 hr 21 min

We're back with special guest Irvin Womack, a rising fashion designer and brand creator, and we're talking about his journey into fashion, the launch of Working Everyday, creating his first women's shoe and solo label, the struggles of launching and growing a business, and much more. Follow Irvin: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/redcupboi/ Working Everyday - https://www.instagram.com/workingeveryday_collection/ Rainy Days Company - https://www.instagram.com/rainydayscompany/ 00:01:04 – Coronavirus update 00:29:08 – How did Working Everyday get its start? 00:33:24 – Why don’t people support brands from their inner circles? 00:43:27- What was the hardest part about starting your own clothing brand? 00:47:53 – The mysteries of advertising and promotion 00:55:50 – What’s the process behind releasing your own shoe? 01:04:00 – How has Coronavirus and the quarantine impacted the business? 01:09:50 – Kanye’s impact on fashion and other designers on the rise Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Apr 2020

1 hr 19 min

We're back with special guest Mike Stefansson, a sports anchor and storyteller, and we're talking about his start in journalism, the impact Covid-19 has had on the world of sports, and the rapidly changing future (or non-future) of traditional sports journalism. I also go into detail about my crazy journey home during the global lockdown. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. Follow Mike: IG - https://www.instagram.com/mike_stefansson/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/mikestefansson 00:00:39 – Mike’s journey in journalism 00:06:32 – Coronavirus update 00:08:32 – My crazy story about returning to the US during a global lockdown 00:21:16 – What lessons will be learned after all of this 00:26:38 – Sports journalism in a world with no sports 00:41:25 – Is there a future for traditional sports journalism? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Apr 2020

57 min

We're back with special guest Bobby Jones Jr., a professional basketball, filmmaker, and all-around creative. We talk about the crazy journey basketball has taken him on, his love for storytelling, his connection with Will Harris, and his recently dropped mini-doc about his experiences of living through the first week of Italy's Covid-19 lockdown. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:55 – Bobby Jones’ crazy journey through basketball 00:25:43 – His start as a filmmaker 00:29:36 – His connection to Will Harris (famous for ‘Anatomy of a Fighter’) 00:36:07 – Habits built through sports that apply everywhere 00:40:15 – Dropping gems for the younger generation of hoopers 00:47:16 – Living through and documenting the first week of Italy’s Covid-19 lockdown Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Music: Green Tea by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

Mar 2020

1 hr 10 min

We’re back discussing the impact Coronavirus is having across the globe (particularly in the art world), Erykah Badu’s response to it all, and finish with a lengthy discussion about all the music that’s dropped this year; with extra attention given to Jay Electronica’s brilliant yet disappointing debut after 11-years of waiting. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:00:53 – Coronavirus: It’s global impact, the art world shuts down, and Erykah Badu’s ‘social distancing couture’ 00:20:28 – R.I.P Pop Smoke 00:30:15 – Music: Eminem, Lil Wayne, Halsey, Tame Impala, 070 Shake, and more 01:12:46 – Jay Electronica’s brilliant yet disappointing 11-year debut Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Mar 2020

1 hr 32 min

In our first show of the new decade we discuss the tragic passing of Kobe and the ensuing reactions, the growing debate about Oprah and her coverage of black male celebrities, the Supreme x Tupac controversy, Big Sean finally addressing the Kendrick Lamar “beef”, our thoughts about the Grammys and Oscars Awards Shows, and much, much more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:13 – Dareece’s big time international art show 00:10:16 – Kobe 00:18:44 – The Gayle King backlash 00:22:56 – Oprah vs black male celebs 00:35:42 – Film: DC’s reboot of a reboot (Batman revealed) and Sonic’s unexpected ressurection 00:41:44 – Music: Rage Against The Machine are back, the Supreme x Tupac controversy, and Big Sean finally addresses the Kendrick Lamar “beef” 00:52:58 – Art: Banksy’s unsung marketing genius, never-before-seen Andy Warhol drawings, and Mr. Brainwash’s new museum 01:07:41 – The boring yet momentous Oscars 01:24:36 – The Grammys still don’t understand rap (surprise!) Dareece's International Art Show: https://www.kunsthalkade.nl/nl/tentoonstellingen/tell-me-your-story Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Feb 2020

1 hr 47 min

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time we try to sit down and come to a consensus about our Top 25 Albums of the year. It’s a lengthy discussion full of eccentric picks and notable snubs. But before we get into that debate we discuss Greta Thunberg, 50 Cent’s problem with Oprah, Star Wars, and more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:53 – Gustav Klimt’s stolen ‘Portrait of a Lady’ has been found 23 years later 00:07:50 – How do we feel about Greta Thunberg being named Person of the Year? 00:14:15 – Does 50 Cent have a point about Oprah? 00:28:06 – Our side Star Wars and JJ Abrams rant 00:40:34 – Top 25 Albums of 2019 Debate Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Jan 2020

2 hr 24 min

We’re back catching up about what’s new in the art world, discussing whether the “Coachelification” of Art Basel is a good thing, and Baltimore Museum of Art’s pledge to purchase art solely from women in 2020. Then we catch up about Kanye West and Jesus Is King, Joker, the Martin Scorsese and Disney+ controversies, and recent album drops. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:05:03 – The “Coachelification” of Art Basel 00:11:11 – Baltimore Museum of Art’s pledge to purchase art solely from women 00:20:41 – Kanye West & ‘Jesus Is King’ 00:38:22 – Why aren’t we excited for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’? 00:46:04 – The Disney+ disclaimer controversy 00:51:56 - Was ‘Joker’ really worth all the hype? 01:06:51 - Martin Scorsese doesn’t like Marvel movies… shocker 01:18:09 - Album Talk: Fabolous, FKA Twigs, Brittany Howard, Lil Peep, Tory Lanez, Coldplay, and more Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Dec 2019

1 hr 43 min

We're back with special guest Jaron Lamar Davis discussing the latest happenings in and around music like Miles Davis' long lost album finally seeing the light of day, UNKLE's groundbreaking interactive album, the largest loss of music in history and the attempted cover-up, and the latest controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus and hip-hop. Lastly we discuss what Jaron has cooking up for the near future. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. --- Follow Jaron: IG: @drumshoops23 FB: https://www.facebook.com/JLDDrums/ Web: https://www.jaronlamardavis.com/ --- 00:01:37 – Miles Davis’ long lost album gets a release date 00:04:29 – Willie Nelson announces a Las Vegas residency 00:07:18 – The weird ass ‘Banana Splits’ remake we never knew we wanted 00:12:47 – The groundbreaking exhibition that turns UNKLE’s music into a ‘living album’ 00:32:38 – Universal Music lost hundreds of thousands of original masters in a fire, and tried to hide it 00:46:12 – The latest controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus and hip-hop 01:04:15 – The music and projects Jaron Lamar Davis has cooking up --- Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: The Passion HiFi - "Me In Your Life" www.thepassionhifi.com

Jun 2019

1 hr 17 min

We’re back talking about some of the latest news around the culture like: rumors of Netflix jumping into gaming, Michelle and Barack Obama’s new Spotify podcast deal, a rare thrift store art find that could be worth millions, adn the difficulty we had in watching When They See Us. Lastly, and mainly, we try to come up with a consensus list of our greatest TV series of all-time, now that Game of Thrones has finished. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:18 – Is Netflix finally ready to enter gaming? 00:14:20 – Barack and Michelle Obama just signed a, likely lucrative, podcast deal with Spotify 00:18:38 – A $300 thrift store art find could turn out to be a multi-million dollar Picasso original 00:23:45 – Initial reactions to ‘When They See Us’ 00:32:36 – Now that ‘Game of Thrones’ is done, what are our greatest TV series of all-time? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Jun 2019

1 hr 24 min

We’re back talking about some of the latest news around the culture like: movies that made a splash at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Samsung’s deepfake technology turns Mona Lisa into a living, talking work of art, SNL alum Chris Kattan’s casting couch story, and Fab 5 Freddy’s massive hip-hop archive now available to the public. Lastly, and mainly, we spoilercast the last season of Game of Thrones and some of the series’ biggest moments. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:13 – Movies that made a splash at this year’s Cannes Film Festival 00:08:14 – Samsung’s deepfake technology turns Mona Lisa into a living, talking work of art 00:12:00 – SNL alum Chris Kattan’s potentially explosive casting couch story 00:20:03 – Fab 5 Freddy’s (Icon and original Yo! MTV Raps host) massive hip-hop archive is now available to the public 00:24:37 – Spoilercasting ‘Game of Thrones’ – did the last season ruin its legacy? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

May 2019

1 hr 21 min

We’re back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like Aretha Franklin receiving a posthumous Pulitzer award, Bandcamp starting its own vinyl press-on-demand service, the upcoming 'Almost Famous' musical, Prince’s unfinished memoir finally receiving a release date, and Logic and Eminem’s latest team up. Lastly we discuss Kanye West’s recent Sunday Services and why they give us a gross feeling and discuss our mixed feelings about ScHoolboy Q’s 'Crash Talk'. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:53 – News Roundup: Amazon is entering the music streaming race (again), Aretha Franklin still breaking down barriers, Bandcamp starting its own vinyl press-on-demand service for artists, and Cameron Crowe’s self-developed ‘Almost Famous’ musical has its debut set 00:17:45 – News Cont.: Prince’s unfinished memoir will finally be released, Raymond Scott’s mythical Electronium instrument has been fully realized, Logic and Eminem team up, Drake cleans up at the Billboard Awards, and Imagine Dragons set a new Spotify record 00:50:02 – So are we all just ok with everything Kanye’s doing with his Sunday Services? 01:01:45 – Our mixed feelings about ScHoolboy Q’s ‘CrasH Talk’ 01:18:10 – New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: The Passion HiFi - "Me In Your Life" www.thepassionhifi.com

May 2019

1 hr 24 min

We’re back talking about some of the latest news around the culture like: Donald Glover’s latest Adidas collaboration, Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Bob Dylan documentary, the discovery of an unfinished sequel to 'A Clockwork Orange', and much more. We also discuss the divisive nature of the message/non-message in Jordan Peele’s 'Us', the Notre Dame fire and its over $1 billion of donations, and finally, full on spoilercast 'Avengers: Endgame'. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:21 – Donald Glover’s just released Adidas collaboration 00:10:30 – Was Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ really as deep as people have tried to make it out to be? 00:23:05 – Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan documentary, Rami Malek in ‘Bond 25’, the discovery of an unfinished sequel to ‘A Clockwork Orange’, massive Charlie Chaplin archive now available to the public, and more 00:36:39 – Our initial reactions to the Notre Dame fire and how we feel about the over $1 billion of donations it’s received 00:48:23 – Spoilercasting ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Did it live up to the hype? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Apr 2019

1 hr 38 min

We’re back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like Prince’s estate’s huge lawsuit payout, this year’s set to be historic Record Store Day, the Palace of Versailles hosting their first ever rave, 2018 being the music industry’s biggest year in over a decade, and much more. Then we discuss Billboard’s absolutely out-of-touch handling of “Old Town Road”, the importance, or lack thereof, of Coachella to the culture, and lastly, we finally talk about the life and loss of Nipsey Hussle, and why this one was so much different. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:34 – News Roundup: We’re set for a historic Record Store Day, Palace of Versailles hosting their first ever rave, the music industry made over $19 billion last year, and more 00:22:30 – “Old Town Road” hits #1 – is there any reason to still have genre specific charts? 00:36:51 – Is Coachella still important and relevant to the culture? 00:51:52 – The life and loss of Nipsey Hussle – why this one was different 01:15:54 – New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Apr 2019

1 hr 19 min

We’re back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like the passing of cult icon Scott Walker, Warner Music signing an algorithm to a record deal, Jay-Z’s 'Blueprint' making it into the Library of Congress, J. Cole taking up executive producing duties on Young Thug’s next album, and much more. Then we discuss the recent Cardi B controversy and whether there’s a double standard on who we choose to ‘cancel.’ And lastly, we get into recent album releases from Billie Eilish, Flume, Yelawolf, Rich The Kid, DaBaby, and others. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:25 – Music News: Cult icon Scott Walker passes away, Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ makes it into the Library of Congress, Warner Music signs an algorithm to a record deal, J. Cole executive producing Young Thug’s next album, and more 00:18:27 – Should we cancel Cardi B for her recent (re-)revelations? 00:41:31 – Album Talk: Billie Eilish, Flume, Yelawolf, Rich The Kid, DaBaby, and more 01:22:14 – New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Mar 2019

1 hr 32 min

We’re back with special guest Aaron Pruner, a former actor on the ’90s series VR Troopers and current TV journalist, to talk about recent news like the Disney takeover of Fox becoming official, Marvel’s new exhibit in The Franklin Institute, Supernatural finally coming to an end after 15 seasons, and new shows on the horizon that are worth checking out. Lastly, we end by having a discussion about Apple’s imminent streaming service and whether there’s too many services out there to be sustainable. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:05:59 – A TLC broadway play is in the works, 00:08:21 – Nvidia’s new AI turns your crappy sketches into photorealistic works of art 00:13:38 – New Marvel exhibit in The Franklin Institute – Is comic culture taking over the mainstream a good thing? 00:27:19 – It’s official, Disney officially owns Fox and fully owns our childhoods 00:36:31 – Upcoming TV shows and series worth checking out 01:01:22 – ‘Supernatural’ is finally ending after 15 seasons 01:09:04 – Are there too many streaming services? Is this much content sustainable? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Mar 2019

1 hr 25 min

We’re back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like Cardi B being set to make her film debut alongside Jennifer Lopez, hip-hop aged cheese tasting the best, Myspace losing over 50 million songs, and Ariana Grande having to give up 90% of her royalties. Then we get into recent album releases from 2 Chainz, Solange, Juice WRLD, and others. And lastly we end by debating whether an artist’s greatness is defined by longevity or impact. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:42 – Music News: Cardi B to make her film debut alongside J. Lo, hip-hop ages cheese the best, and Myspace lost over 50 millions songs 00:09:32 – Music Money: Peloton hit with a $150 million lawsuit for unlicensed music and Ariana Grande gives up 90% of the royalties for “7 Rings” 00:18:50 – Album Talk: 2 Chainz, Solange, Mereba, Juice WRLD, and more 00:59:42 – Is an artist’s greatness determined by longevity or impact? 01:29:30 – New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Mar 2019

1 hr 36 min

We're back talking about the rapidly evolving Jussie Smollett situation, the brilliance of The Umbrella Academy and Russian Doll, our thoughts, opinions, and impressions about this years Oscars ceremony, and we see who got the most winner predictions right. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:30 - The strange, rapidly changing Jussie Smollett situation 00:16:11 - The Will Smith genie controversy and is Disney buying everything a good thing? 00:25:29 - The Umbrella Academy & Russian Doll 00:31:52 - Our thoughts, opinions, and impressions about this years Oscars ceremony 00:58:59 - Our Oscar winners predictions results Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Feb 2019

1 hr 22 min

We're back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like a megafan trying to immortalize Eazy-E in Newhaven, UK, the upcoming Motley Crue biopic starring Machine Gun Kelly, and Ariana Grande smashing records with her latest album. Then we discuss the latest albums from her, Avril Lavigne, Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, give our thoughts and opinions about the Grammy awards show, and see who got the most winner predictions right. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:22 - Help immortalize Eazy-E in Newhaven, Motley Crue throws their hat into the movie biopic game, and Ariana Grande ties The Beatles 00:19:00 - Album Talk: Ariana Grande, Avril Lavigne, and Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y 00:36:41 - Our thoughts and opinions about the Grammy awards show 00:54:57 - Our Grammy winner prediction results 01:16:16 - New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Feb 2019

1 hr 20 min

We're back talking about some recent art shows around New York, our uneasy feelings about the Jussie Smollett attack, the fallout from Liam Neeson's recent interview, and lastly, discuss if there are movies from the past that couldn't be made today because of a more 'PC' culture. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:20 - Recent art shows around New York 00:09:50 - The Super Bowl halftime show was trashhhh 00:20:34 - Are we crazy, or does the Jussie Smollett attack sound a little fishy? 00:30:55 - Casey Affleck's new movie about a society without women...yeah, we know 00:39:52 - The Liam Neeson fallout 01:01:00 - Are there movies from the past that couldn't be made today because of a more 'PC' culture? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Feb 2019

1 hr 20 min

We're back discussing the latest happenings in and around music like Tekashi 6ix9ine's worsening legal situation, the ongoing Super Bowl halftime controversy, upcoming documentaries about Don Cornelius and Michael Jackson changing the way we view them, Ariana Grande being sued, and 'Tory Lanez vs Everybody.' We end things by getting into the latest albums from Future, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Maggie Rogers, and Boogie. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:00:57 - Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to a bunch of charges and hip-hop's irrational love for TMZ 00:14:20 - Upcoming documentaries about Don Cornelius and Michael Jackson making waves 00:30:55 - Ariana Grande being sued for her music video for "God is a woman" 00:38:18 - Has this recent 'Tory Lanez vs Everybody' gone too far? 00:46:45 - Future, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Maggie Rogers, and Boogie 01:28:10 - New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Feb 2019

1 hr 35 min

We're back with frequent collaborator and 2nd time co-host, Stephen Silver (@stephensilver) to discuss all the major goings on in Hollywood, the biggest snubs and surprises in the Oscars nominations, and our predictions for the 91st Academy Awards. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:34 - The Atlantic's exposé on Bryan Singer 00:22:06 - Netflix being sued over 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch', 'The Sopranos' prequel finds their young Tony, and our thoughts about 'Velvet Buzzsaw' 00:36:44 - What were the biggest snubs and surprises from this year's Oscars nominations? 01:06:42 - Our predictions for the 91st Academy Awards Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Jan 2019

1 hr 41 min

We're back with our first Musicphiles podcast of 2019 and we're talking about the latest music news like Public Enemy reuniting for a limited tour with Wu-Tang, R. Kelly finally being dropped by his label, the backlash over artists performing at the Super Bowl, and more. And of course for the main event we discuss and arrive at our consensus list of the Top 25 Albums of 2018. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:52 - Public Enemy reunites for a limited tour with Wu-Tang 00:05:07 - Sony and RCA finally drop R. Kelly from their roster 00:14:12 - Should artists face backlash for performing at the Super Bowl? 00:27:31 - The Wu-Tang Clan have a 4-part documentary coming to Showtime 00:29:21 - Our Top 25 Albums of 2018 01:45:47 - New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Jan 2019

1 hr 52 min

We're back and ready to kick the New Year off with our thoughts and opinions about the Golden Globes and some of the winners, then we talk about the movies we missed in 2018 but caught up on over the holidays and give our general thoughts about 2018 as a year in film. Lastly, things get real and heated as we discuss the recent social upheaval going on about Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, R. Kelly and others, and debate the pros and cons of this current outrage culture we live in and whether or not it's ok to separate the artist and their work. It's a doozy, so check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Jan 2019

2 hr 4 min

It's that time of the year again, Grammys time, and we're back discussing some of the biggest snubs and surprises from this year's nominees, as well as giving our annual predictions for the winners from some of the major categories. But before that we go over some of the biggest news in music like Kendrick Lamar's Oscars nomination, Juelz Santana's sentencing, Robin Thicke's $5 million "Blurred Lines" judgement, and more. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:25 - Music News: Kendrick's Oscars nomination, Juelz Santana sentencing, Chuck D and the hip-hop museum, Robin Thicke's $5 million "Blurred Lines" judgement, and more 00:25:35 - Who were the biggest snubs and surprises from this year's nominations? 00:33:10 - Our predictions for the winners from some of the major categories Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Dec 2018

1 hr 27 min

We're back and discussing a lot of news happening in and around music like Kanye postponing Yandhi once again, Missy Elliott preparing her return to music, little known band, Threatin, pulling one the greatest dupes in rock history, and more. Then we discuss if we feel some type of way about Ariana Grande's now #1 hit, "thank u, next", Stan Lee's impact on hip-hop, and 15 years of The Black Album and it possibly being Jay-Z's best/impactful album out of his whole discography. We close things out by breaking down recent album releases and the new music we can expect over the next couple of weeks. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:00 - Music News: Jimmy Henchmen sentenced to life, Spotify stock dropping, Kanye postponing 'Yandhi' again, hip-hop changing the soundtrack game, and Missy Elliott making her return 00:18:45 - Are the optics weird for Ariana Grande's now #1 hit "thank u, next"? 00:28:15 - Sony officially acquires EMI, did Threatin pull the greatest rock prank ever?, and Stan Lee and Marvel's understated impact on hip-hop 00:45:18 - The 15th year anniversary of Jay-Z's 'The Black Album' - was it actually his most impactful album? 00:59:07 - Album Breakdowns: Takeoff, Swizz Beatz, Vince Staples, Lil Peep, Trippie Redd, Metro Boomin, and more 01:35:51- New and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Nov 2018

1 hr 45 min

We're back and we're joined by special guest Jaron Lamar Davis, who joins us to talk about the major changes headed to both Spotify and YouTube and the positive and negative effects they'll have on musicians, particularly independent ones. Then he talks about the response and what he's learned from the release of his debut album earlier in the year, the pros and cons of music schools, and what he's cooking up for his next effort. Lastly we talk about signs of depression and cries for help in hip-hop music and whether the onus is on fans to speak up and/or reach out when they hear it over and over again. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. Follow Jaron Lamar Davis: @drumshoops23 https://www.jaronlamardavis.com/ 00:01:51 - Spotify cutting out the middle man - are they the new label? 00:20:50 - Are the EU's new copyright rules going to cause more harm than good, particularly when it comes to YouTube and music? 00:36:37 - Jaron speaks about the pros and cons of music schools, the response to his debut album, and what he's cooking up for the next one 00:59:52 - Is the onus on fans to reach out to artists they hear struggling with depression and life in their music? 01:13:44 - Our suggested listens and upcoming music releases Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: www.thepassionhifi.com

Nov 2018

1 hr 39 min

We're finally back and we have some deep discussions regarding the 'Roseanne' situation and whether it was handled correctly, reactions to 'Venom' and other critically panned movies that we love, and whether or not diversity in film is in danger of becoming a gimmick - amongst other things. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:14 - Was the Roseanne situation handled correctly? 00:11:37 - Are we excited for Will Smith as the Genie from Aladdin? 00:16:16 - How High 2, Banksy, and Lady and the Tramp live-action 00:23:32 - Reactions to Venom and critically panned movies that we love 00:50:20 - Is diversity becoming a gimmick in film? Topic Suggestions, Questions, or Comments: livinglifefearless.co/podcasts podcasts@livinglifefearless.co Relevant Links: livinglifefearless.co Intro Song: Ryan Little - Two Step

Oct 2018

1 hr 20 min