Str8Up Show Podcast

Hosted ByCalvin, Brandon, Kristina and Lee

Str8Up Show is a social yet informative show that discusses the issues you think about but won't hear about in most media.

Hosts Calvin, Brandon, Kristina, and Lee chat with guests from various communities to discuss the issues you often think about but rarely hear discussed. There’s only ONE rule when it comes this show: you gotta be… Str8Up!


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The Best Thanksgiving Dish Tournament

Thanksgiving is that time of year where we spend time with family and eat our favorite foods with NO regrets. But what is the BEST dish at Thanksgiving? Is it the Turkey? Grandma’s dressing? Or Auntie’s Mac N Cheese?

In this tournament style episode, the Str8Up crew duke it out to see what is the BEST dish at Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving!

Skit: The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

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South Side Season 2 Interview with Sultan Salahuddin

After their first season, Chicago based Comedy South Side is back with Season 2 now airing on HBO Max. We talk exclusively with the show’s lead actor, Sultan Salahuddin about what fans, new and old, can expect from the new season.

Follow Sultan Salahuddin:
@Simonjsouthside
www.lane44.org
Donate to Lane 44:
https://gofund.me/Lane 44 Re-Launch Campaign

South Side Theme: Sasha Go Hard- Southside

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Music Monday- Big Mo BITW

It’s Season 5 and you know what that means? It’s the return of our Music Mondays! And what better way to kick off than by showcasing Miami artist/engineer Big Mo BITW. We talk to the Haitian-American musician about how he’s able to creatively blend in different cultures, like and Latin & RnB, in his music. Big Mo then performs his hit song “Zulia” for our listeners.

Follow Big Mo BITW:
@bigmo_BITW

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Thank You: A Tribute to Ms. Peggy Byers

As most of you know, our show began back at our local college in Louisiana. STR8UP wouldn’t be where it is today without professors who pushed us for greatness like Peggy Byers. We are sadden that the Mother of The STR8UP family is no longer with us, so it’s only fitting we pay tribute to her in our Season 5 opener.

Thank you for everything Ms. Byers!

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The Str8Up Live Q & A (Season 4 Finale)

Well we made it! 50 episodes!! Tune in as we take questions from our very first Facebook Live recording. On this episode, nothing is off limits because there is only one rule!! You gotta be Str8Up!!

Big thanks to our team, incredible guests and our fans for making this an unbelievable journey.

See ya in Season 5!!

www.str8upshowpodcast.com

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The Journey: Understanding Immigration

For years people have been quick to criticize those looking to immigrate to America in hope of a better life. But outside of using the popular #kidsincages hashtag, how much do Americans really know about the Immigration process and its laws? We talk to Criminal and Immigration Attorney Cynthia Santiago about how she’s providing legal help to those who do not have access to passionate & trustworthy legal counsel. Cynthia Santiago also discusses the different immigration laws as well as explaining on how others can be an ally to immigrants and their families.

Attorney Cynthia Santiago Social Media:
@abogadasantiago
www.cynthiasantiagolow.com/contact

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Music Monday-Jonathan Valenzuela

Quickly becoming one of the best musicians out of the DFW, this Music Monday we hang with musical mastermind Jonathan Valenzuela. Tune in as he goes over his style of play, how he is giving back to young musicians and some insight on his upcoming EP.

Jonathan Valenzuela gives us an exclusive performance.

Jonathan Valenzuela’s Music and Social Media:
www.valenzuelaguitar.com
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3kUUzUb
IG: https:@valenzuelaguitar
Music: https://spoti.fi/2Va8Mlt
Music: https://apple.co/3rB79JB

Dream Hacked:
https://spoti.fi/3BFv4w4

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The Healing Journey: Overcoming Sexual Abuse

On our previous episode we discussed how sites like OnlyFans saw an increase in memberships and other forms of sex work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After speaking to our courageous guests, we learned there any reasons why some turn to the sex industry, some being very traumatic.

We now talk to Coach Christal Rhodes, founder of Self Reflection Girl’s & Women Organization Inc., about own her personal experiences with childhood sexual abuse & how her life’s purpose is to assist many girls and women heal and reach for a better tomorrow regardless of the individual’s past.

Coach Chrissy:
selfreflectiongirlsandwomen.org
1 (833) 356-8463
@lovingself2mentalfreedom

Donate to organization:
https://bit.ly/2UVNmIo

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COVID-19 Impact: OnlyFans

The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone change their way of life. When jobs were lost, some found another way to earn money. On this episode, our Str8Up crew talks about the popularity of OnlyFans and how so many have used the website to keep the money coming in amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

We then talk to a former stripper turned preacher/activist who shares stories about the dark side of the sex industry.

Monica Gary Sr.:
https://monicagarysr.com/
https://garyforstafford.com/donate/

Amaya:
https://bit.ly/3e7vyRE

Mikayla:
https://bit.ly/36uWLti

***DISCLAIMER- ALL INTERVIEWED GUESTS ARE OVER 18+***

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