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!


All Episodes

The Reunion (Season 1 Finale)

As we wrap up our first season, we go back to the very beginning of how our show started. We reunite with old panelist, producers, directors and a surprise guest that played a major role in all of their lives & careers.

Str8Up may have been started by 4 people but they didn’t create the Magic alone.

Special Thanks to:

Maddy, David, Devin, Natalie, Sarah, Finch, Prince, Shelby, Kristina ,Craig, Coty, Mitch, Kane, Kaylynn, Tony, Victoria and Jill, Steffon, Bossier Parish Community College and all of our guest who made Season 1 phenomenal!!

SEASON 2 COMING SOON

The Reunion (Season 1 Finale)
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2020: The Global Unifier and Divider

2020 has been an anomalous year, not just for Americans but everyone across the world. However, it’s the current events in America that has the rest of the world watching closely.

Despite travel restrictions placed on all Americans by The EU (European Union), our Str8up Crew travels to Europe to hear how some feel about certain disarrays going in the United States.

We then talk to a former foreign exchange student who competed to come to America and left with a better perspective of different cultures who are often viewed negatively in international media.

FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange): http://discoverflex.org/

France tourism: http://ee.france.fr/

Ukraine tourism: https://traveltoukraine.org/

2020: The Global Unifier and Divider
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The Barbershop (Black Men Speak Out) PT 2

In this part 2 portion of our Barbershop Talk, our guests talk about defunding the police due to the ongoing police brutality events throughout America.

Then our law enforcement officer explains what the badge means to him, the importance of voting in local elections and the misconceptions other officers have of the black community.

Listen to the epic conclusion as we have uncomfortable conversations that are much needed in EVERY community

CeJay Enterprises- www.iamcejay.com

Dorsey- https://www.facebook.com/XeroPrime99/

Dother- https://instagram.com/darealdother?igshid=mgwtosui5vpi

Brandon- https://www.pls-media.com/

Show donations can be made via cash app: $Str8UpShowPodcast318

The Barbershop (Black Men Speak Out) PT 2
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The Barbershop (Black Men Speak Out) PT 1

Some have the country club. Some have the salon. But for most Black American Men, they have the Barber Shop!

It’s a realm of acceptance & understanding that the outside world doesn’t provide, especially during these times.

We talk to a group of young & inspirational black leaders on today’s issues; voting, relationships, police brutality, reparations, financial literacy, mental health, faith and the future of black men in America.

It’s an episode you don’t want to miss!

Picking up your brother- 05:38
The Black man in America is?- 20:35
Reparations- 35:45
Breaking the Chains- 43:53

CeJay Enterprises- www.iamcejay.com
Dorsey- https://www.facebook.com/XeroPrime99/

Dother- https://instagram.com/darealdother?igshid=mgwtosui5vpi

Brandon- https://www.pls-media.com/

Show donations can be made via cash app: $Str8UpShowPodcast318

The Barbershop (Black Men Speak Out) PT 1
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Prideful Celebrations

Happy Pride Month! Everyday, we’re understanding more & more about the LGBT+ community.

On this episode we define what pride means to us. Our special guest Jason joins Str8up co-creator Lee, as they talk all about growing up in the closet. Listen as our straight hosts & guests react to their coming out stories, gender identity discussions and so much more!

Jason’s Film: https://youtu.be/YKwoxBsYwzQ

Jason’s portfolio: https://sisufoto.myportfolio.com/

Prideful Celebrations
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Shut Up & Dribble

The world is mad, frustrated and demanding change after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and now Rayshard Brooks at the hands of law enforcement. Millions have flooded the streets in protest, including star athletes. But should they?

Stars like New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and University of Texas Head Football Coach Tom Hermin have voiced their opinions about these protests.

Shut Up & Dribble
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Fist, Fight, Fear & Frustration

Things turn a little somber on this episode of the Str8 Up podcast as we focus our attention toward Minneapolis, the senseless killing of George Floyd, and the fallout that’s come from it.

Fist, Fight, Fear & Frustration
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Cartoon Therapy

Keep your jammies on, roll out of bed, and grab your favorite bowl of cereal, because on this episode we’re talking all about cartoons! Specifically, our hosts discuss how cartoons can be therapeutic in troubling times. Each lists their own example of how a show meant for children touched their lives in a way they’ll never forget. This time we’re being straight up about cartoon therapy!

Cartoon Therapy
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COVID-19 Impact: Asian Discrimination

The COVID-19 epidemic has impacted the entire world. It’s origin is claimed to have come from China, which has now caused Asians across the world to be victims of discrimination. We hear from an advocate against hate crimes and listen to COVID-19 discrimination stories they’ve heard from others. We then talk to a local mental health expert to hear how those involved are impacted.

COVID-19 Impact: Asian Discrimination
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