Katani, Hats, indefensibledocumentary.com, Castro and Cuba | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 11-29-2016

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Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. This week’s discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Katani! Discuss their upcoming project, FuckboyzNBeatz and bump their newly released single, “Hats.”
★Hat Trivia: Trivia about hats, naturally.
★Turkey Sammiches: A detailed discussion of leftover etiquette.
★How Many Hats?: We discuss some of the many hats women have worn throughout herstory, and the reasons history has tried to make us forget.
★Indefensible: Following the recent #PackTheCourt action in support of the UAlbany Three, we take a look at a new documentary that helped change the narrative.
★We Got It From Here: We review A Tribe Called Quest’s first studio album in 18 years.
★Life Of A Dictator: Fidel Castro has passed away, but his legacy is just as complex as his life.

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Guests: Jacqui Williams and Amani O+, Word Association Story Time, Accountability, The Elephant In The Room, Mission Statement | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-11-2016

10.11.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

 

★Special Guests: Jacqui Williams and Amani O+ help us navigate the elephant in the room. Tweet your questions @BeatShotRadio #BSElephant
★The Elephant In The Room: ✊
★Word Association Story Time: Jacqui Williams has seen it all and done it all, so we put her on the spot to tell stories related to surprise words of our choosing.
★Beat*Shot Mission Statement: We discuss our new mission statement and codes of conduct, and invite supporters to weigh in. We also hash out what you can expect from Beat*Shot in the weeks and months ahead. #BSMission
★UnFollow The Leader: The problem with leaders, icons, and idols in social movements, and why we can’t put all our faith in the individual. Read More

Guest: Kemba!, Bad Advice, Hurricane Matthew, Black TV, Formerly Known As Trivia | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-07-2016

10.07.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Kemba! (pka YC The Cynic). The award winning emcee joins us to discuss his upcoming projects & shows, and testify to the accuracy of his Wikipedia page. Tweet questions to @BeatShotRadio #AskKemba
★Badvice: We discuss the worst advice we’ve ever gotten and share it with our listeners to their detriment. Tweet yours @BeatShotRadi#Badvice
★Matthew: We talk about the latest hurricane to ravage the #Haiti, and Trumastr explains how #Matthew impacted his recent trip to Florida.
★Cranes In The Sky: #Solange dropped a dope album and we see if we can discuss it without mentioning #Beyoncé. Wait… Damn it!
★Clown Mystery: We either discuss the recent “killer clown” phenomenon or Tuesday’s Vice Presidential Debate. Not sure yet. Read More

Guest: Yoga Instructor Lauren Jacobs, Trump/Clinton Debate, Safe Words, #UnBanALLdaHomies, Tyre King | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-27-2016

09.27.16

Tonight (09/27/16 @ 9pm) we’re back for Beat*Shot Radio’s Live Takeover! Discussion topics will include:

★Special Guest: Yoga instructor, Lauren Jacobs, comes through to save the day with her mad sick yoga skillz and dope social commentary.
★Debate And Switch: We discuss last night’s glorious train wreck that was the first presidential debate of 2016.
★Safe Words: From family safety words and secret club access, to BDSM cease and desist prompts, we discuss a variety of uses for secret code words and reveal some of our own from past and present. Tweet yours to @BeatShotRadio #SafeWords (and explain what it’s for).
★Banned In The USA: Three Beat*Shot Radio Hosts are currently banned from Facebook. We vent. Sign the petition: change.org/UnBanALLdaHomies Read More

Guest: KC Orcutt, Struggle Words Trivia, #SayHerName Tiarah Poyau, Slave School, New White Rappers, Marquis Dixon | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-13-2016

09.13.16

Tonight (09/13/16 @ 9pm) we’re back for Beat*Shot Radio’s Live Takeover! Discussion topics will include:

★Special Guest: Black Entertainment Television journalist and Zooey Deschanel impersonator, KC Orcutt joins us to talk about interviewing celebrities and what it’s like being a white girl in Hip-Hop media.
★Struggle Words Trivia!: We say an outdated word or phrase, and provide multiple choice definitions for you to struggle with. Tweet your answers to #StruggleWords @BeatShotRadio.
★Slave School: #Georgetown University, which was built by slaves, is now offering the descendants of those slaves ‘preferential treatment’ in its admission process. We discuss.
★Hot For Teacher: Photos of an Atlanta teacher recently went viral due to her conventional attractiveness. We attentively stare at the photos for 20 solid minutes, while our listeners privately discuss body shaming and double standards, or whatever. Read More

Guests: Sapio Paz and Amani O+, North Dakota Pipeline, Duct Tape, Respectability Politics Part 2, All The Tears | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-06-2016

08.06.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

Tonight (09/06/16 @ 9pm) we’re back for Beat*Shot Radio’s Live Takeover! Discussion topics will include:
★Special Guests: Amani O+ returns to bless us with her radical Black stardust and inspirational wisdom; and she’s joined by the ALWAYS pleasant destroyer of paradigms, activist, scholar, and online dating expert, Sapio Paz—to (among other things) expound upon last week’s local organizer beef. *grabs popcorn*
★Guest Caterer!: Nevillene from Soul Kitchen (153 South Pearl St, Albany) stops by to flex her culinary muscle and feed the Beat*Shot Radio squad. #PodcastGoals
★Duct Down Productions: Things you’ve fixed with duct tape that you’re proud of. Go! [Tweet them to @BeatShotRadio #DuctDown]
★Respectability Politics pt2: Last week we broke down respectability politics. This week we examine how they’ve impacted and continue to impact the local Black community. Read More

Colin Kaepernick, Respectability Politics Part 1, Top Apps, Decluttering, Kanye’s Fade Video | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-30-2016

08.30.16
Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest Bartender: Jennifer Marie volunteered to use her mixology skills on our dwindling supply of Albany Distilling Co. whiskey.
★Decluttering: We look at the spiritual and emotional benefits of throwing shit in the trash—from “stuff” to people we’ve outgrown.
★Sitting For Justice: We discuss Colin Kaepernick’s recent protest of the national anthem, and what the backlash exposes. Read More

Racist Club Owners, Children As Propaganda, Petty Revolution, Ryan Lochte’s Lies, Paid To Learn | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-23-2016

08.23.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★The Power Of Petty: In 1865, freed slave Jourdan Anderson wrote a patently sarcastic letter to his former owner after being asked to return to work (you should read it). It’s an example of “slave humor” that predates Black Twitter by 145 years. We discuss “petty” as a revolutionary act.
★COPaganda: The Albany Police Department continues their aggressive PR campaign, wherein Black children serve as photo props to mask systemic abuse and police killings in the area. We berate.
★Book Earning: School is hard work, and in most states it’s a requirement that children attend an institution of learning. Which begs the question, “Should kids get paid wages to attend school?” We discuss.
★NEWstalgia: From the #SoGoneChallenge to the #RunningManChallenge, several viral internet sensations have rebooted 90’s jams. We explore the appeal and share some criticisms. Read More

Guest: Playwright Peyton J. Harrison, Poet RoseMarie Andrews, Dead Racehorses, Police In Black Spaces, The Olympics | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-09-2016

08.09.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Playwright Peyton J. Harrison sits down to discuss her upcoming Madison Theatre release of “The Men Chronicles”!
★Special Host: Writer, educator, and PurseBar™ owner, RoseMarie stops by to keep her incredibly good looking brother, Masai, in check.
★Special Olympics: What happens when you want to smash the State, but LOVE competitive beach volleyball? We discuss how to root for the #Olympics in a country that hates you.
★Horsin’ Around: At least 9 horses have been euthanized at the #Saratoga Race Course this summer. We’re pretty sure we can pin this on white privilege.
★In Particular: We discuss this year’s Blackfest and why police presence will always equate to abuse and trauma in Black spaces.
★Suicide Squad: Did DC breathe life into their failing cinematic universe, or was Suicide Squad the proverbial nail in the coffin? (Hint: The movie is called SUICIDE Squad)
★We Need This: Got an idea for an invention or digital feature that needs to happen asap? Plausible or far-fetched, tweet yours to @BeatShotRadio #WeNeedThis. (Example: A dresser that can fold clothes #WeNeedThis!)

Beat*SWAP Edition!, Korryn Gaines #SayHerName, Meyers-Briggs Test, Ghostbusters Review, Farmer Immersion, Bae-sic Instinct | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-02-2016

08.02.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★BEAT*SWAP EDITION!: The Beat*Shot brood gets kicked to the curb this week, as four fabulous femmes take their place. This week’s hosts are: Clyanna, Tara, Tenesha, and Quianna!
★Multiple Personalities: We take the Meyers-Briggs Personality Test and discuss our personality types and what they mean. Take yours at16Personalities.com and tweet the results to @BeatShotRadio #‎BeatSwap‬
★Trope Busters: We discuss the recent reboot of Ghostbusters and why we need more women led movies that objectify Chris Hemsworth.
★Dirty DNCing: A debriefing of last week’s democratic national convention. Plus we reveal who’s ‪#‎WithHer‬ and who’s ‪#‎OverHer‬, and why.
★The Death Of Korryn Gaines: Baltimore County Police killed a 23 year old Black woman yesterday, after raiding her home for charges stemming from a traffic stop. We discuss. ‪#‎SayHerName‬ ‪#‎KorrynGaines‬ ‪#‎JusticeForKorryn‬ Read More

Special Guest: Don Fons, DNC 2016 Kick-Off, Dee Whigham #SayHerName, Memory Test, Charles Kinsey Shooting | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-26-2016

07.26.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Producer/rapper/activist/afro-aficionado Don Fons tells us his origin story and what he’s been up to since crushing the #2016BSMF stage.
★Split DNCision: A recap of last night’s kick off of the Democratic National Convention. We discuss the lows and the lower lows, and explore what party unity looks like in the wake of a party divided.
★San Diego Comic-Con: This year’s Comic-Con arrived with a slew of movie trailers dictating where we’ll be spending all of our cash next summer. We discuss. #JusticeLeague #SuicideSquad #TheKillingJoke #BlackPanther #LukeCage
★Dee Whigham #SayHerName: Four days ago Dee Whigham was stabbed to death by a 20 year old Black Navy seaman. She is the 16th reported trans women murdered so far in 2016. We #SayHerName and once again discuss the consequences of toxic/fragile masculinity. Read More

Pokémon Go, State Violence And Dead Cops, Grocery Stories, White Lies, Falling Down | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-19-2016

07.19.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Square One: After a highly publicized week of police killings, followed by several officers being shot, we give our thoughts on where the movement is headed, and whether it’s inevitable that things will get worse before they get better.
★Grocery Stories: According to the Time Use Institute, the average consumer spends 53 hours a year grocery shopping. We reveal some of our most memorable excursions. Tweet yours to @BeatShotRadio #GroceryStories
★Stay Woké: Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in history. But with the knowledge that data-mining games and social media surveillance pose a real threat to social movements, how can we separate dangerous distractions from days off? (Also, tweet us screenshots of your Pokémon Go roster)
★Becky Backlash: We discuss Taylor Swift lying on Kanye West, and Melania Trump continuing the long tradition of white women stealing labor from Black women. Read More

Luz Marquez Interview, Puerto Rican Debt, Would You Rather Pt 2, Childhood Favorites No More, Beat*Shot Festival Nostalgia | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-05-2016

07.05.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Afro-Boricua advocate, activist, and educator, Luz Marquez! We discuss a variety of really, really, depressing topics!
★Would You Rather Pt 2: A remix of this cringeworthy segment where you decide between two equally unappealing things! Example: Would you rather know WHEN you’re going to do, or know HOW you’re going to die? #RatherNot @BeatShotRadio
★Debt Wrong: We discuss the financial crisis in Puerto Rico and why #PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) may be a disaster in disguise.
★The Grateful Eight: This weekend is the 8th annual Beat*Shot Music Festival! We give a brief history of the festival and reflect on some of our favorite moments. Tweet yours to #BESTFEST @BeatShotRadio Read More

Jesse Williams’ Speech, Talib Kweli Beefs With White Rappers, Kanye’s Famous Video, Cultural Appropriation Music Trivia! | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-28-2016

06.28.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Speechless: Jesse Williams breaks the internet with his impassioned and poignant speech on Black liberation, intersection, privilege, and justice at the BET Awards. We discuss
★Imitation Beef: ‪#‎TalibKweli‬ gets in a feud with a trio of white rappers over Black liberation; and ‪#‎JustinTimberlake‬ feels the wrath of Black Twitter for his tone deaf tweets regarding ‪#‎JesseWilliams‬. We discuss why statements of racial hostility and harmony can be equally problematic when coming from white artists.
★Kanye Roulette vs Don’t Google That: ‪#‎Kanye‬ West released the morbid visuals for his new single, ‪#‎Famous‬. We attempt talk ourselves through the experience. Read More

Special Guest: Poet Daniel Summerhill, Baby Hacks, Schuyler Flatts Slave Burial, Longest Lines, Survival Trivia | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-21-2016

06.21.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Daniel Summerhill dishes on his new book of poetry, Crafted, as well as his plans to tour Europe.
★Baby Hacks: Two of tonight’s panelists have new offspring. They share some baby life hacks that help them get by. Tweet your baby life hack to @BeatShotRadio #BabyHacks (No more condom pictures, please).
★The Remains Of The Day: The remains of 14 persons of African descent, once owned by the notorious Phillip Schuyler, were re-buried this past Saturday during a ceremony at St. Agnes Cemetery. Beat*Shot Radio co-founder, JB!!, served as one of the pallbearers. We discuss.
★Reap What You Sew: We reveal instances where gender roles have denied us the know-how to perform simple tasks—like sew on buttons or know what a duvet cover is. Read More

Special Guests: Deidre Michelle and Stephanie Miller, Orlando Shooting, Super Gay Trivia, Mystery Drawer | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-14-2016

06.14.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Queer Black Radical Feminist, Deidre Michelle and Lez-Leaning Liaison, Stephanie Miller help us navigate some of the intersections of this week’s Pulse shooting.
★Pride & Prejudice: With 102 individuals killed or injured in Orlando this weekend, we have a candid discussion about whether mass shootings are truly the “new normal,” or just the old normal in disguise.
★Super Gay Trivia: In honor of Pride Month we engage in a lightening round of LGBTrivia. It’s super gay.
★Mystery Drawer: Go to the drawer in your house that holds random items—like dead batteries and keys that don’t open anything; you know the drawer—then tweet us a photo of the most random item in there. Use the hashtag, #MysteryDrawer @BeatShotRadio. We will reveal what we found in our own mystery drawers as well.
★We’re Just Gonna Talk: It’s been an emotional week. We all have a lot to process and reflect on. If there are certain questions or comments you’d like our panel to address, please tweet #WeWillWin @BeatShotRadio Read More

Konstant33n Kaly Interview, Muhammad Ali, Jasmine Richards Conviction, Best DJs, Albany Police Harassment | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-07-2016

10.07.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Rapper Konstant33n Kaly and photographer Kenneth Newman stop by to shoot the breeze—aka—drink Albany Distilling Co. whiskey.
★Incomplete Sentences: Recent court decisions have caused even more Americans to question our criminal justice system. We discuss sentencing in three high profile cases: 1) Black Woman Convicted of Lynching #FreeJasmine, 2) Stanford Rapist Gets 6 Months, and 3) No Charges For Mother In Gorilla Killing At Zoo.
★Scooting While Black: The plot thickens. We give an exclusive update on a local resident whose questionable traffic stop was caught on tape, much to the chagrin of the Albany Police Department.
★That’s My DJ: @DJTGIF told us that his favorite DJ of all time is DJ Jazzy Jeff. We let our resident DJ’s weigh in on what it takes to climb to the top of the DJ pyramid. Read More

Guest: Jordan Hill & DJ Playground, Lion Suicide, First Date Questions, Shoplifting, Bad Boy Reunion | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 05-24-2016

05.24.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Cigar expert and car connoisseur DJ Playground stops by so we can put some well-deserved respek on his name. Also, Jordan Hill of WCDB!
★Suicide By Lion: Last week a man attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a lion pit at a Chilean zoo. The man survived, but zoo protocol led to both lions being shot and killed. Did the zoo make the right call? We discuss.
★First Date Q & A: Now that cuffing season is over, we ask and answer some thought provoking first date questions.
★Best Worst Films: We confess some of our cinematic guilty pleasures for your bemusement. Tweet your favorite terrible films to #BestWorst @BeatShotRadio Read More

518BLK Interview, Discounts, India Cummings, Million Dollar Trivia, Penis Transplant | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 05-17-2016

05.17.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Ada Harper of 518Blk.com and DeSean Moore of Moore Than Vision sit down to discuss this Wednesday’s #518Blk Launch Party at Levels Banquet Hall!
★Lemme Get The Hook Up: We discuss discount etiquette with our panel of Black entrepreneurs and share our worst #discount request stories.
★Dick Swap: Yesterday a man whose penis was removed due to #cancer received the first penis transplant in the United States. We dickscuss.
★Shy’s The Limit: We talk #socialanxiety, shyness, and attempting to break through our own shells when interacting with other human lifeforms. Read More

Sense of Smell, Tai Chi, Interracial Dating and Adoption, Marvel’s Civil War, Royce Da 5’9″ | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 05-10-2016

05.12.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Tai One On: Lofi-Lobo returns from his #TaiChi sabbatical to discuss his new powers and abilities related to the ancient martial art.
★Faking The Funk: We explore some interesting facts about sense of smell, body odor, pheromones, and asparagus pee.
★Interracial Adoption: Fact: Black babies cost less to adopt, but are there hidden costs when white parents scramble to adopt children of color?
★Move Or Be Moved: We give our thoughts on Marvel’s latest Captain America movie, and discuss who really stole the show. #CivilWar #BlackPanther #SpiderMan #DoraMilaje Read More

Soul Fire Farm, Fiftyish Anniversary, Farmer Trivia, Samuel Harrell, Prince | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 04-26-2016

04.28.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests, Soul Fire Farm!: Leah Penniman and Jonah Vitale-Wolff of Soul Fire Farm teach us alternative ways to use our torches and pitchforks to bring about social change. We also discuss why there can be no real revolution without getting our hands dirty.
★Fiftyish Anniversary Edition!: The Beat*Shot Radio Podcast has been live for a full year! Tweet your favorite BSR memories to @BeatShotRadio using the hashtag #BSR50.
★Farmer Trivia!: A lightening round of trivia relying heavily on random pop culture references to farming.
★If Looks Could Kale: Tighten your overalls! We talk farm fashion and discuss whether function always trumps form in the fields. This topic is primarily an excuse to make a kale pun.
★Rebel With A Cause: Recently, hip-hop activists and reporter Rebel Diaz confronted presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in the Bronx regarding his positions on climate change, stating poor and immigrant communities are “the front lines of environmental racism” who “deal with climate change every single day.” We discuss.
★Sign ‘O’ the Times: What does Prince’s death signify for Black culture and music? Do iconic artists of color play a bigger role in their corresponding communities and cultures than white artists? Read More

Curvention, Big Girl Trivia, Body Positivity, Bicycles, NYS Primary, Munchies | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 04-19-2016

04.19.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests: Curvention coordinators Akeba Bin Ladin, Miss Bliss, & Shauntay aka SoulFlower! We discuss the upcoming @Curvention Showcase (4/23/16) and why it’s important to appreciate your body at all sizes.
★Big Girl Trivia!: We reached out to thickness expert and Curvention alumna RoseMarie Andrews for some big girl inspired trivia! Do you have what it takes to put fries with that shake? #BigGirlTrivia
★The Fats Of Life: We examine the difference between fat acceptance and promoting obesity, and attempt to dismantle some common misconceptions related to body positivity.
★Life After Heft: A study by University College in London found that 52% of individuals who lost a significant amount of weight experienced depression related to that loss. For many individuals much, of their identity is tied to their body and appearance, so we examine the mental health benefits and risks tied to losing weight.
★Love Buffet: Dating for BBWs can be particularly tricky. We examine some of the reasons why. Read More

Special Guest: Shyste Chronkyte, Bernie Meets BLM, Sleep Apnea, Rock Hall Of Fame, Rap Racism | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 04-12-2016

04.12.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest!: We sit down with rapper, Shyste, to discuss his new politically charged single, “America 2016” and finally get to the bottom of what drove him to unfriend Masai on Facebook last year.
★Bern Notice: Members of Black Lives Matter: Upstate NY met with Senator Bernie Sanders yesterday in Albany, but not everyone was feeling the bern. We discuss the significance of challenging Sanders supporters, white moderates, and progressives.
★Sleep Apnea: Some people stop breathing in their sleep for minutes at a time. Some of these same people happen to host a local radio show. We discuss.
★KISS Of Death: Gene Simmons doesn’t agree with N.W.A.’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We give him a history lesson on the origins of rock, and bother his son on Twitter because why not? @NickTypesWords #YourDadSucks #BeatShotBothers
★Rapcism: White people love rap music but don’t always love Black people. We discuss this paradox, from a local and global perspective; as well as appropriation, “Blackccents,” and racist rappers.

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Special Guest: Taina Asili, Birthday Trivia, Yurts, #BlackPodcastWeek, Phife, Truemaster Back From Africa | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 03-29-2016

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: We sit down with musician, activist, ancestral conduit, and birthday Haver, Taina Asili!! #BirthdayEdition
★Last Week To Pre-Order Hoodies!: By popular demand, Beat*Shot hoodies are back—and this time there’s a zip-up option! [details at beatshotmusic.com/store]
★Coming To America: DJ Trumastr is back from the motherland. He’ll recap his adventures and tell us about all the awesome stuff that he ate and didn’t bring back for us.
★Love Yurts: If you don’t know what a yurt is than yurt in luck! We discuss these conical Mongolian condos and why the word yurt is better than every other word. Yurt is bond.
★Birthday Trivia!: In addition to being Taina Asili’s birthday, we’re celebrating Dontay Ivy’s birthday this Thursday (3/31) with a block party in Albany (Details at CAAMI.org). That’s a good enough reason to try our hand at some birthday trivia. Read More

Special Guest: Melissa Fleck, Tipped Workers, Two Tier Wage System, Street Harassment, Ted Cruz, Girl Scout Cookies | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 03-22-2016

03.22.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Activist and fair wage advocate, Melissa Fleck, discusses her work with Jay Z at ROC United! ‪#‎ItsTheROC‬‪#‎ThrowYaDiamondsUp‬
★Just The Tip: We examine America’s tipping system and its roots in slavery, and how tipping screws workers—mainly women and people of color (surprise!).
★Cooks and Jabs: In addition to rampant sexual harassment, the two tiered wage system often leads to resentment and violence in the restaurant industry. We discuss.
★Hey, Yo Ma!: Spring is here. Time for insecure men to ramp up their cat calling and street harassing. We offer some alternatives to being a horrible person, and invite listeners to share stories of street harassment that still upset them. ‪#‎StreetCreeps‬ @BeatShotRadio
★Entrée Trivia!: Using pricing from a (surprise) local restaurant chain, you guess if an entrée is over or under a given price. It’s like The Price Is Right for people who eat out way too much. Just roll with it.  Read More

Special Guest: Jacqui C. Williams, Cake vs Pie, Olmec Heads, Car Accidents, Caring For Elderly, Juries | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 03-15-2016

03.15.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Activist, educator, founding director of FIGAH, Inc., Jacqui Williams! Oh, and last month she got hit by a freaking car while crossing the street.
★Seriously, A Car Hit Her: We discuss how hardcore you have to be to get hit by 2,000 tons of plastic and steel and then do a radio show a few weeks later. We also share some “I almost got hit by a car” stories that aren’t as interesting as our guest’s.
★Cake vs Pie: We stuff our faces with cake and pie in order to determine who’s boss.
★Blind Juries: What if juries weren’t present during trials and all testimony and deliberation was based on text transcripts? We discuss the pros and cons.
★Jackie Trivia!: In honor of our special guest, who was hit by a car, we engage in some Jacqui themed trivia! (That is, trivia related to people with the name “Jackie”) Read More

Food Edition w/ Cooks: Benji, Monyette and Jamel, Tacos, Culinary Horror Stories, Scotch Shortage, Resisting Arrest | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 03-08-2016

03.08.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★FOOD EDITION! with Special Guests: Culinary King, Benji Blanco; and Gourmet Gurus, Monyette Clark (Deborah’s Son)  & Jamel Mosely (Intell)!!
★Hot Sauce In My Bag: Tru went to Africa so we auction off items in his kitchen. Tweet your bids to @BeatShotRadio #TruBids
★#Taco Tuesday: Tacos are one of the oldest snacks from the American continents. That’s a good enough reason to have a candid discussion about tacos, while preparing tacos, and eating tacos.
★If Cooks Could Kill: Our chefs reveal times their super dope cooking skills have saved the day, and also recount some cooking horror stories beyond their control. Tweet your cooking horror stories to @BeatShotRadio #IfCooksCouldKill
★Scotchy, Scotchy, Scotch: Good scotch takes a long time to make and people are now drinking scotch faster than we can produce it. We chug scotch while discussing the 10-15 year shortage that has officially begun. (s/o to @AlbanyDistillingCo) Read More

Chris Rock’s Oscars, Clowns, UAlbany Bus Update, Mash Ups, Worst Dates | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 03-01-2016

03.01.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Rock And A Hard Place: We discussed why Chris Rock was destined to fail at this year’s Oscars, thanks to #OscarsSoWhite.
★Coulrophobia: Clown phobia is among the most common phobias according to a recent national survey. We break down the top ten phobias, and see which ones secretly freak us out.
★UAlbany Bus Update: Since our last show, there have been many developments to the UAlbany bus incident. We cover the latest regarding #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany and the ensuing media circus.
★Moving To Canada: It’s Super Tuesday. Trump is expected to widen his lead. We discuss what it would it REALLY take for each of us to pack up and move to Canada/Cuba.
★Mash Ups!: Somebody made a musical mash up of MF DOOM and Sade and the internet is abuzz. We discuss some of our favorite mashup albums, from Yasiin Bey & Marvin Gaye to Jay Z & The Beatles.
★Fifty Worst Dates: We foolishly reveal our worst dates of all time. Tweet yours to #WorstDates @BeatShotRadio.
★Beat Shot Bothers: We pester Michael Peña on Twitter in this week’s edition of #BeatShotBothers.
★Remember, you can donate individually wrapped sandwiches or portable snacks to the Homeless Action Committee @ 393 N. Pearl St., Albany or by calling (518) 426-0554

Special Guest: PJ Katz, Dope Movie, Pookie Howser, Tai Chi, Damn Daniel, Would You Rather? | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 02-23-2016

12.25.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Ambidextrous musician PJ Katz drops by to help us deplete our whiskey stash! (Shoutout to our sponsor, @AlbanyDistillingCo)
★Yoga For Thugs: One member of the BSR family is taking a brief sabbatical to become a master of Tai Chi. We discuss the ancient martial art and relaxation technique because, why not?
★Pookie Howser: : A Florida teen was arrested last week for posing as a doctor and even opening is own clinic. We attempt to process our feelings related to this incident.
★Would You Rather pt2: You and your squad—either adrift at sea in a large lifeboat, stranded in the desert, or survivors of plane crash on frigid mountain top. And why? Tweet answers to #SurvivalSquad @BeatShotRadio
★Wade To Order: The success of the Rated-R Deadpool film may turn the hero genre on its head. We examine the pros and cons of fans selling movies to Hollywood, instead of Hollywood selling movies to fans.
★Selling Out: From artists to activists, what does selling out mean to you?
★Netflix Movie Review: We discuss the hip-hop induced nostalgia of recent film, “Dope,” written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, produced by Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams, and Sean Combs.

Special Guest: Amani O+ Discusses Her Trip To Cuba, Justice Scalia, Kendrick And The Grammys, Pirating Media | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 02-16-2016

02.16.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

Read more about Amani's trip to cuba at visionarynotescoach.com

★Special Guest: Poet/activist/stardust Amani O+ sits down to discuss her recent solidarity expedition to Cuba!
★Stage Fright: Yesterday’s Grammy Award ceremony had many impressive live performances, but awards are reserved solely for studio recordings. We discuss which artists shine in the studio but don’t always bring that magic to the stage—and vice versa.
★Be Alright: Kendrick pulled a Beyoncé and got in formation at the Grammys. We examine the pros and more pros of Black empowerment taking center stage in America.
★Fauxtesting: We talk today’s puny anti-Beyoncé protest in NYC and why anyone who participated is a cotton headed ninny muggins. Read More

Guest: Emcee Graffiti, Beyoncé’s Formation, Mayor Sheehan Mock Interview, Superbowl Halftime Trivia, Struggle Food | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 02-09-2016

02.09.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Guest Host: Rapper/beatboxer/producer Emcee Graffiti!
★Red Lobster And Hot Sauce: Are conscious Black activists allowed to love Beyoncé’s new #Formation video? Or did the era of enjoying radical popular music die with the James Brown and the “I’m Black And I’m Proud” generation? Also, can non-revolutionary artists ever speak on their own experiences with Blackness? We discuss.
★EXCLUSIVE Kathy Sheehan “Interview”: The recent @Jamz963 interview with the mayor left many questions unanswered, so we decided to interview her ourselves. But how?!
★Passing Out: Do you remember the first time you lost consciousness? We relive the circumstances surrounding times we’ve literally blacked out. Tweet yours to @BeatShotRadio #BlackOut. Read More

J Dilla Tribute and Trivia, UAlbany Assault, Sharing Secrets, Harassing Questlove | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 02-02-2016

2.2.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Tell Us Your Secrets: We read anonymous secrets shared by our listeners, and have a broader discussion on the power of secrets and the importance of not letting them define us.
★To Dilla Mockingbird: Often imitated, never duplicated. We pay tribute to the one and only J Dilla, and have an intimate discussion about his music, influence, and legacy.
★Under The Bus: We break down the recent incident and subsequent rally at SUNY Albany related to three Black girls who sustained injuries from several White students while riding a CDTA bus. #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany
★Employee Of The Dilla Month: True or False J Dilla trivia. We ask our listeners to identify if certain well-known musicians have, or have not, worked with the deceased icon. Read More

Guest: Angelica Clarke, Dontay Ivy Rally, Eating Your Pets, Art Programs, Reparations | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 01-26-2016

01.26.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★State Of Denial: We sit down with activist, organizer, and Executive Director of the Albany Social Justice Center—Angelica Clarke—to recount the massive protest for Black lives which took place yesterday during the mayor’s annual State of the City address.
★Reparations: Is there ANYTHING White Americans hate more than the idea of reparations? We discuss. Tweet your suggestions to #WorseThanReparations @BeatShotRadio
★Would You Rather?: We list two equally unappealing situations or actions, and you have to decide which one you’d opt for if forced to choose. (Ex: Let your favorite pet die of natural causes, or extend your pet’s life by ten years BUT you have to eat them at the end of those ten years) Read More

CAAMI Organizers, Flint Water, White Oscars, Nepotism, Squatters, Child Support | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 01-19-2016

1.19.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guests!: Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration members Ariela and Clyanna discuss the January 25th rally for Dontay Ivy and the upcoming CAAMI delegation to Cuba.
★Flint Stoned: We take a closer look at what’s really going on with the water in Michigan, and why this man-made emergency could impact the state and country for years to come.
★Oscars So Whack: Surprise! The Oscars are White again, but the Black community seems somewhat split on if it’s even worth addressing. We address it anyway.
★Child Support: A fake article about restrictions on child support purchases went viral this month and stirred controversy. We discuss if recipients of child support should be limited in what they can and can’t spend support funds on? Read More

David Bowie, Guest Host: Empress, Umar Johnson vs Uncle Ruckus, ICE Raids, Movie Spoilers | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 01-12-2016

01.12.16

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode 7

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Community organizer and promotional consultant, Empress (Gwendolyn H.)!
★Under Pressure: After losing his battle with cancer, we discuss why we can’t ignore that David Bowie—in addition to being a cultural icon—was a repeat sexual abuser.
★Who Said It?: In this interactive segment we attempt to answer the question “Who Said It: The self-proclaimed Prince of Pan-Afrikanism Dr. Umar Johnson or Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks?”
★Spoiler Alert: We talk “spoiler” etiquette and highlight what rocked, and what did not rock, from this record setting holiday movie season. (Star Wars, Making A Murderer, Hateful 8, Concussion, Revenant, and more!) Read More

Guest Host: “Sexpert” Alicia Ortiz, Oregon Militia, Winter Homelessness, Polyamory, AIDS Today | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 01-05-2016

1.5.16

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Musician, Community Organizer, and Sex Ed/Healthy Relationship Guru Alicia Ortiz!
★Petticoat Injunction: This week, when White political activists took up arms and laid siege to a federal building in Oregon, the media and law enforcement strapped on their kid gloves to address it. We examine the double standard in reporting and policing civil disobedience along racial and class lines, and discuss why we shouldn’t necessarily rush to demonize the recent actions of these assholes.
★Blue Balls: New York’s Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order permitting officials to forcefully place homeless individuals into shelters during frigid temperatures—even if they refuse. We weigh in on the debate between bodily autonomy vs government intervention. Read More

Guest Host: Mike Arson, Steve Harvey Sucks, Sandra Bland’s Grand Jury Decision, Trypophobia, Olde English Boy Band Trivia | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 12-22-2015

12.22.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★End Of The Year Edition!: We recap some of the highs and lows of the year 2015 A.D.
★Hot Off The Press: Special guest, Mike Arson tells us a story in real time.
★Act Like A Person, Think Like A Person: We discuss Steve Harvey’s legacy of misogyny and atheophobia, and laugh at his latest on-air gaffe.
★Olde English Song Lyrics: Boy Band Edition – Listeners and guests attempt to decipher song lyrics re-written in Olde English and recited in a horrible Shakespearean accent.
★Rank The Halls: We debate (and spin) some of the best and worst holiday songs of all time.
★Say Her Name (Again): A Texas grand jury did not indict the jailers or sheriff’s office who had custody of Sandra Bland at the time of her death. We talk grand juries, and why the fight for justice often begins with the lack of an indictment. Read More

Rosa Clemente Interview, Deray vs Shaun King, Adele’s White Profitability, Radicalizing & Organizing The Movement, Revolutionary Thinking | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 12-15-2015

12.15.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Rosa Clemente Interview: We sit down with activist, community organizer, journalist and former Vice Presidential candidate Rosa Clemente, and attempt to solve all of the world’s problems. Listeners, tweet your questions to @BeatShotRadio “#AskRosa.”
★Black Lives Melee: After an online feud between prominent BLM Activists Deray McKesson, Shaun King, and Johnetta Elizie we discuss fragmentation, egos, and the inevitability of friction in the ranks.
★Hello From The Other Side: Adele just announced her world tour and tickets are expected to sell out faster than Don Lemon on a witness stand. We discuss why Black voices in White bodies are more profitable.
★Trailer Park: As we head into Star Wars weekend, action packed trailers have just been released for Independence Day II, X-Men VIII, Captain America III, Batman Vs Superman, Ninja Turtles II, and Star Trek III. Is there such a thing as too action fatigue, and is the sci-fi/comic movie bubble sustainable? Read More

Park Ave Fires, Grammy Trivia, The Wiz Review, Whiskey Tour, Term Limits | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 12-8-2015

12.08.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Grand Wizard: White Devil’s Advocate Reviews “The Wiz Live!”
★When The Smoke Clears: Live from Park Avenue, we discuss the recent house fires in Albany and the families that have been impacted by them.
★Grammy Trivia: We go back in time and recall Grammy nominees of yore. Then we try to remember who won, and who should have won.
★Drunk History: Beat*Shot Radio recently toured the Albany Distilling Co and lived to tell about it! Did we drink more than we learned? You decide. Read More

Guest Host: Sev Statik, Mic Lanny Interview, Favorite Holidays, Man Touching, Rap Awards, Beards | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 11-24-2015

11-24-2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Guest Host: Sev Statik! Plus an interview with Atlanta Music Festival (AC3) performer Mic Lanny!
★RanksGiving: Americans pretend to care about our homeless around Thanksgiving. We rank our favorite holidays where we don’t have to think about them, and also rank the most needed items to donate to homeless shelters (since we’re in the giving spirit!)
★Treat Yo’ Self: Non-sexual skin to skin contact is a vital part of human development. In American society, men are generally discouraged from physical closeness due to hetero-patriarical norms (“That’s gay!”) We discuss the implications, and our last instances of non-sexual human contact: including massages, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, extended hugs, etc.
★The Trump Card: A Black Lives Matter protestor was assaulted at a Donald Trump rally by Trump supporters. Afterwards, ‘The Donald’ issued racist comments and tweets supporting the assault. We discuss why violence against Black Americans can be praised by a presidential frontrunner in 2015, but Black protestors using violence is never tolerated. Read More

Paris Attacks, Trip To Missouri, Receiving Compliments, Jamar Clark, Winter Movies | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 11-17-2015

11.17.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Forget Paris: We discuss Billy Crystal’s 1995 romantic comedy “Forget Paris,” and also the recent terror attacks in France.
★CaliMizzou: Fresh off their trip to the University of Missouri, Trumastr and Masai recount their journey into the defacto epicenter of racial tension in the United States to #StandWithMizzou.
★Liquid Loyalty: We dropped our liquor sponsor for a new one. We explain why blood is thicker than rum.
★Props-aganda: While most enjoy it, some absolutely hate receiving compliments or praise. We examine the psychology behind this phenomenon and discuss how to acknowledge and support those with an aversion to getting props. Read More

Metroland Closes, Mari Matsuo Interview, #Mizzou, #FightFor15, Fuck Boys, War on Christmas | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 11-10-2015

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Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★MetroBANNED: After 38 years, Albany’s weekly Metroland magazine was seized and shut down for failure to pay taxes. We sit down with recent employee, Mari Matsuo , and examine what exactly was going on behind the scenes.
★Brass Footballs: The President and chancellor of the University of Missouri resigned after 30 Black members of the football team refused to play until their removal. This, after the administrations failure to address blatant instances of anti-Black racism on the overwhelmingly White campus. We discuss why some people are upset with this effective peaceful protest.
★McFuck Yourself: National protests are taking place today (11/10) in the name of fare wages and #FightFor15. We examine why you should probably 1) boycott fast-food, especially today, but also forever, 2) stand in solidarity with the workers, and 3) realize short changing the working poor ends up costing everybody in the end.
★Play Time Is Over: Science overwhelmingly agrees that “playing” is vital to a child’s development. So why do we punish children by forcing them to skip recess and other playful activities? We discuss. Read More

Youth Empowerment Edition!, Stephanie Miller NYS Museum Interview, Def Perception, The Word Gap, Rallies For Dontay, Pay To Play | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 11-03-2015

11.03.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Youth Empowerment Edition:  It’s Masai’s birthday!  We celebrate the death of his youth by discussing different ways we can empower existing young people.
★Special Guests: Stephanie Miller, Director of Youth Services NYS Museum; and Ocasio Willson, renaissance man
★Spoken Word: Science says it’s vital to a child’s long-term success that they to interact with adults, and hear as many spoken words as possible. How many words is enough? And which kids aren’t hearing them? We discuss.
★Rally Though?: After a week of local rallies and protests regarding the death of Dontay Ivy at the hands of the police, where do we stand?
★Pay To Play:  The only thing worse than being asked to perform for free, is being expected to pay for the privilege. Why we need to talk about paying to work.
★Trick or Trout: As animal species become more endangered, photos of them in the wild become more valuable. But humans have even figured out a way to make photographing animals harmful to their existence. What the hell? Read More

Halloween Edition!, Candy Etiquette, Black Face Costumes, School Assault, Genetic Treats, Boycotting Black Friday | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-27-2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Halloween Edition! With Ghostly Guest: DJ Wizzy Hoffa!
★Schoolhouse Of Horrors: A White South Carolina police officer is caught on film ripping a calmly seated Black teen girl from her desk before slamming her to the ground. When there is no immediate threat of physical harm, should police officers be permitted to assault defiant children? The answers is fucking “no,” but we’ll discuss anyway.
★Genetic Treats: Can you roll your tongue? Wiggle your ears? There are certain things that some people just can’t do, no matter how hard they try. We examine why, and compete to see who can complete the most bodily tasks.
★Candy Etiquette: Do some trick or treaters deserve candy while others do not? Does an individuals age or lack of costume automatically preclude them from grabbing those goodies?
★Color Me Surprised: This week a White Alabama elementary school teacher posted a Halloween photo of himself in blackface. Why do White people still do this? Is it wrong to throw bricks at them? We discuss.
★Trick or Trout: As animal species become more endangered, photos of them in the wild become more valuable. But humans have even figured out a way to make photographing animals harmful to their existence. What the hell? Read More

Live from The Hollow!, Text Your Mom, Sexualizing Breast Cancer, Corey Jones, Playboy, Condiments | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-20-2015

10.22.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Recorded in front of a live studio audience at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany New York!
★Text Your Mom: We ask our entire audience to text their mom (or mom-like-entity) a specific question at the top of the show and read the replies throughout the night.
★Roadside Resistance: 31 year old Corey Jones was killed by an undercover police officer while waiting for a tow truck.  Police are not releasing much information about the beloved college graduate and youth mentor. We discuss.
★Olde English Song lyrics: Trivia where we decipher song lyrics re-written in Olde English and recited in a horrible Shakespearean accent.
★Condiment Conundrum: A segment about our picks for the greatest condiment of all time and/or a thinly veiled a ploy to get The Hollow to serve us free appetizers. Read More

DJ Playground Interview, Atrocity Trivia!, Stillborn Baby Controversy, Decolonization, Raven-Symoné Ridicule | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-13-2015

10.13.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: DJ Playground!
★Still Life: A Louisiana woman recently shared vivid pictures of her stillborn baby (only 21 weeks old) on social media. Several users flagged them as triggering and offensive while others found the images inspiring. Facebook moderators appear to be on the fence, so we’ll settle the issue for them.
★Legalize Everything: We examine the pros and cons of legalizing any act that doesn’t directly put others at risk; from all drug use, to jay walking, to tinted windows.
★Lovely Weather We’re Having: The Farmer’s Almanac says another rough winter is headed our way. We discuss why this is actually good news.
★Decolonize Your World: Americans finally seem ready to abolish Columbus Day, but does exposing celebrations and symbols of oppression actually matter? Read More

Guest Hosts: Villa Dom and Intell, White Savior Movie Trivia, Masculinity and Mass Shootings, Dave Chappelle Critique, Questionable Cures | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 10-06-2015

10.6.2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Videographer/Media Mogul/Food Snob, Intell Mosely!  Also, MC and radio personality: Villa Dom!
★Crimes Against Infirmary: The US military just bombed an Afghan hospital killing 22 people, including three children. Doctors Without Borders is calling the attack a war crime. American media outlets won’t even call it a bombing. We discuss.
★White Savior Movie Trivia: Our least favorite Hollywood trope, now in trivia form! See if you can identify films where White protagonists save struggling non-Whites from their own ineptitude.
★Glock To School: Without using the words “gun control” or “mental health” we’ll discuss what else might be causing mass shootings—like the most recent one at Umpqua College. Hint: it rhymes with “shmashculinity.” Read More

Beating Your Kids, Final Jeopardy, Lobo’s 3rd Quarter Review, Blood Moon, Dance and Hip Hop, Near Death Experiences | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-29-2015

9.29.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★How To Beat Your Kids: 65% of Americans approve of some form of corporal punishment. Is all physical abuse equal? Does it work? Does spanking count as assault, and if so, do we care?
★Don’t Bust A Move: When and why did men in hip-hop stop dancing, and what are the implications?
★On The Brink: Radio hosts lead dangerous lives; we discuss some of our near death experiences.
★Lobo’s 3rd Quarter Review: Lo-Fi Lobo and company recap the best and worst hip-hop albums of the summer.
★Final Jeopardy!: Following the 50 year anniversary of the iconic game show, we try our hand at actual Final Jeopardy categories of yore.
★Bad Moon Rising: The thrice-in-a-lifetime super blood moon lunar eclipse was kinda, sorta cool, but can celestial anomalies really compete with Hollywood anymore?

Guest Host: PJ Katz, Islamophobia, Jewish Holiday or Anime Character, Car Trouble, Quitting Facebook | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-22-2015

09.22.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Guest Host: Musician/Producer/Underwear Model – PJ Katz!
★Car Trouble: One minute you’re running through the 5 with your woes and then *BAM* engine failure. We talk absurd instances of auto distress.
★How To Get Away With Magic: From Viola Davis to Uzo Aduba, we discuss some of the #BlackGirlMagic that’s been happening on and off television airwaves.
★Jewish Holiday or Anime Character: To celebrate Yom Kippur we play a new game where contestants have to decide why they would participate in a game like this in the first place. Read More

Taina Asili Interview, Cartoon Theme Trivia, Ancestors, Candy | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-15-2015

09.15.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Activist/Musician/Narcoleptic Taina Asili! We have her sing some of your tweets live on the air! #TainaSingsItAll.
★Ghost Dads: Is there anything to gain from paying tribute to our ancestors, or is it ritualistic nonsense meant to sell candles and sage to hippies?
★Theme Song Trivia Pt 3: This weeks category… Cartoon TV shows!
★The Vagina Money-logs : Products and services targeted at women come with a hefty markup compared to products marketed for men. We discuss the implications, and also examine some of the shameful ways we’ve saved money on our budgets. Read More

False Flags, Sean Reid Interview, Saying Bee, Bed Wetting, Mr. & Mrs. Lo-fi Lobo | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 09-01-2015

09.01.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: @Metroland’s 2015 Reader’s Poll Best #HipHop Artist winner Sean Reid.
★False Flaggin’: The murder of two Virginia news crew members has skeptics 100% sure that they’ve possibly confirmed something definitely may or may not be fishy. #WDBJ
★The Princess And The Pee: Everything you never wanted to know about #bedwetting Read More

LOST, 80’s Theme Music Trivia, Guest Host: Cori Cowan, Police Approval, #HappyEdition | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-25-2015

08.25.2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Happy Edition!: Last week things got pretty heavy, so this week it’s only good news and #happy hip-hop! Tweet us your song suggestions @BeatShotRadio
★Marital Bliss: Special guest Cori Cowan helps us embarrass her brother and Beat*Shot co-founder Lofi-Lobo, as he prepares for his weekend nuptials.
★Cop Out: According to a new Gallup poll, U.S. confidence in #police is at 22-year low. Splendid!
★Who’s The Bass?: 80’s theme music trivia! We try to guess popular #80’s TV shows based solely on their iconic theme music
★Two’s A Crowd: We rehash some of our best “worst #roommate” stories Read More

Sean Price Tribute, Gendered Toys, Bernie Sanders vs #BlackLivesMatter, Ghosts | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-11-2015

08.11.2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★As Ruck Would Have It: We pay tribute to the late, great Sean Price; discussing his life, influence, and legacy, while spinning Sean P records and collaborations throughout the show.
★Gender Blender: Target ditches “gendering” of home and entertainment products, as well as toys. What took so long, and what are the ramifications of gendering products?
★Driving Blind: A recent study says smart phone use while driving is skyrocketing and causing an increase in national accidents. Listening to our podcast while driving, however, remains a safe activity.
★Bern Notice: What’s up with #BlackLivesMatter activists shutting down Bernie Sanders rallies? Read More

Animal Edition, Guest Host: KC Orcutt, Bathroom Stories, Roadkill | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 08-04-2015

08.04.2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Pecking Order: An examination of the hierarchy of animal life, and why some animals (Cecil) garner sympathy, while others garner Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce™.
★Off The Chain: A discussion of the curious relationship between #hiphop and the #animal kingdom, plus Nate and Tru spin our favorite animal themed rap.
★Party Poopers: We discuss those who violate bathroom etiquette and codes of conduct in public restrooms, and why they need to be stop immediately.
★Respectability Politics: Why we police members of our own communities instead of challenging mainstream values (i.e. “Pull your pants up!”). Read More

elsphinx, Hogan To Cosby: Fallen Heroes, Ghost Writing, Game That Tune, Safe Spaces | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-28-2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Hogan’s Heroes: When our heroes get outed as racists (or rapists, etc) to what lengths do we go, if any, to reject their existing contributions to society thus far?
★Sphinxy And The Brain: We sit down with Mr. Brain Cave Deluxe himself—elsphinx! Tweet your clever acronyms for “B.C.D.” (Brain Cave Deluxe) to @BeatShotRadio for a chance to win two free tickets to the August 8th album release party.
★Game That Tune: We try to guess popular video games based solely on their iconic theme music.
★Who You Gonna Scrawl?: Do ghost writers have any place in hip-hop? Does it depend on the various sub-genres? Read More

Sandra Bland, Kids In Prison, Angelica Clarke Interview, What’s A DJ? | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-21-2015

07.21.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Cuffin’ Season: Special guest Angelica Clarke discusses the circumstances surrounding her now viral photo of two preadolescent Black boys in handcuffs, courtesy of the Troy Police Department.
★Olde English Rap Lyrics pt2: Back by popular demand, we decipher rap lyrics written in Olde English, again.
★Pleading Infant-ity: Should kids be charged, sentenced, and convicted as adults; or should they receive a different type of intervention? Read More

Porn Movie Titles, Political Correctness, Miss USA Questions, Hip-Hop As High Art | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-14-2015

07.14.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★School of Hard Locks: Should prison inmates receive a college education?
★2015 Beat*Shot Music Festival Recap!
★Pun Star: Classic movie titles spoofed by the porn industry, and our own attempts to pornify top grossing films from the year of your choosing
★Milking It: A discussion of franchise ruining sequels and/or spinoffs
★AC/PC: Has political correctness “ruined” artistic expression, or anything? Ever? Read More

Masai’s Triumphant Return, Fat Shaming, Skinema, Beat*Shot Music Festival | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 07-07-2015

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Masai’s Triumphant Return!
★Tweet Escape Giveaway: Listeners use their creative juices to compete for a FREE 2015 BSMF 2-Day Guest Pass!
★The Fats of Life: Fat models, body shaming, weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, and the body positivity movement
★Too Soon?: We name pop culture events and you guess if they happened before or after the terror attacks of 9/11 Read More

Male Fragility, Captain Obvious, Trek Wars, and Seuss To Kill | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-30-2015


Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Breakable: We examine male fragility and rehash ridiculous incidents that have threatened the façade of our masculinity
★Captain Obvious!: Using only their names, hosts and participants attempt to determine the super powers of ridiculous superheroes that actually belong to Marvel and DC
★Trek Wars: We force ourselves to choose between Star Wars and Star Trek because arguing is fun
★Hip-Hop Fashion Mishaps: From eye goggles to shiny suits, we discuss some of the best and worst fashion traps we fell into while growing up Read More

Olde English Rap Lyrics, Dominican Republic, Immigration, and Dap | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-23-2015

06.23.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Olde English: We decipher rap lyrics re-written in Olde English
★The Deported: We attempt to answer questions from the US Citizenship Test
★Lines In The Sand: The racial crisis in the Dominican Republic and Haiti Read More

Transracial vs Transgender, Worst Jobs, and LGBT Hip-Hop | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-16-2015

06.16.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Musician and activist Bell’s Roar!!
★Work It Out: A discussion of our shittiest jobs ever (aside form being unpaid radio personalities).
★Driving through intersections: Broad discussion of race and gender where we traverse issues surrounding Laverne Cox, Blake Brockington, Rachel Dolezal, and Caitlyn Jenner
★We spin some LGBT Hip-Hop because, yeah, it exists Read More

Ten Commandments, Mixed Drinks, Sex Acts, and Brain Tumors | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-11-2015

06.11.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★The Ten Amendments: Revising the existing 10 Commandments in an effort to finally make them useful.
★McPoison: Like tobacco restrictions, should it be illegal for the food industry to market junk food to children?
★Mixed Drink or Sex Act?: Based solely on names, we try to determine if it’s an obscure mixed drink or a vile sex act. Read More

Racial Slurs, Poor Kids, Men Crying, and Fantasy Rap | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 06-02-2015

06.02.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Which Southern state should we trade for Puerto Rico, and why? We can only pick one
★Racial Slur Trivia: We try to match obscure racial slurs to the people they disparage Read More

Poop or Puke, Cleveland Cop, Ancient Torture, and Mad Max | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 5-26-2015

5.26.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Poop or Puke: We each share one true story about the excretion of our choice
★Lessons from Cleveland: Why police indictments don’t usually result in convictions Read More

GOATs, Sexy Male Rappers, Black Philanthropy, and Corny Names | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 5-19-2015

05.19.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★ To GOAT or not to GOAT: Hip-Hop’s endless “Greatest Of All Time” Debate
★ 10 sexiest male rappers as determined by 5 straight dudes Read More

Expert Racism, Flag Stomping, Netflix, and Cat Calling | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 5-12-2015

05.12.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★ Flag stomping vs Muhammad sketching
★ Old TV shows that should be movies by now Read More

Baltimore Uprising and Black Lives Matter | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 4-28-2015

04.28.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★ The #BlackLivesMatter movement and the current events surrounding the #BaltimoreUprising

This week we’re joined by DJ Nate Da Great, Lofi Lobo, JB!! AKA Dirty Moses and Masai.

Criticising Rappers, Kylie Jenner’s Lips, and Don’t Google That | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 4-21-2015

04.21.15

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★ Kylie Jenner’s Lip Challenge
★ Free advice for rappers
★ Don’t Google That!: Innocent phrases you should never Google

This week we’re joined by DJ Nate Da Great, Lofi Lobo, JB!! AKA Dirty Moses and Masai.