Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! For our Nerd Out we talk about tech labor laws, and how companies like Uber and DoorDash are trying to avoid legitimizing their drivers to save on money. For our Roll Up, we talk about the state of comedy and have a conversation about Dave Chapelle's most recent stand up, as well as Robin Thede's A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO. For our guest portion, we're joined by visual artist and clothing designer Sean Alexander, who tells us about how started his brand, Brllant Mnds, and got into art and clothing. As always, thank you for joining us for another episode!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's Nerd Out, we give reviews on Fire Force, Dr. Stone and Demon Slayer, three of the most popular new anime out right now. For our Roll Up, we talk about the rapidly growing CBD industry and how it basically functions as a pilot program for marijuana legalization. As always, thank you for tuning in!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we switch things up and start with our Roll Up segment where we give a recap of Darius' wedding and all the festivities that come with getting married. For our Nerd Out segment, we share our thoughts on the Amazon Prime series The Boys, a dark super hero thriller with some interesting parallels to the anime My Hero Academia. As always, thanks for tuning in!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! This episode we start with a quick recap of our Gas & Goku event and then transition into our Nerd Out, where we talk about what we think DC can do to help them stay relevant in an era of Marvel dominance. For our Roll Up this episode, we talk about some of our experiences with "first world" problems. After our smoke break, we're joined by filmmaker and director David Kirkman, whose Static fan film has racked up over 800K views on Youtube! David drops some Nina Talks gems before we wrap up the episode with our Album of the Week. As always, thank you for tuning in, and we'll see you next time!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! For this episode's Nerd Out, we talk about big tech and its influence on society and culture. For our Roll Up segment, we decided to do a roll call of some of our favorite fictional/non-fictional black women for no other reason than black women are amazing. After our smoke break, we're joined by Tonina Saputo, a St. Louis singer, songwriter and bassist who has toured internationally and whose music was featured in a playlist curated by President Barack Obeezy Obama. Hope you enjoy the episode!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! We got extra baked this episode so you'll probably wanna do the same. For this week's Nerd Out, we talked about some of our favorite villains and their character alignments. For our Roll Up, we chatted about weed and alcohol, and some of the experiences we've had drunk vs high. For our guest portion, we were joined by Justin & Ryan, the owners of the St. Louis Hop Shop. We talked about their journey opening the store, things they learned in the process, and we asked some great either/or questions before getting into our albums of the week. Hope you enjoy the episode!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this episode we cover a range of our favorite films in a few categories: n*gga movies, stoner movies, anime movies, and action flicks. Over the smoke break, check out the trailer for the short film CYCLE, written and directed by our guest this episode, Jon Alexander. Hope you enjoy the episode!
In this month’s episode, we start by giving a shout out to the new season of Mob Psycho 100 and follow up with a conversation about the phenomena known as “nigga logic”. After the smoke break, we bring in Sir Eddie C and Zado of Nowhere to tell us more about the Nowhere collective, their personal styles and their musical inspirations.
Welcome to the season finale of Nina Talks! As we wrap up the season, we just want to say thank you to everyone that has been listening! Our season three release date is TBD, but rest assured, we'll be back. For our finale episode, we're joined by Benny & Moe, the faces behind the @politecoolery podcast, an amazing podcast also based out of St. Louis. In this episode, we talk about our respective podcast journeys, the importance of consistency, and different ways we engage in self care. Even though it will be a bit until we return, if you love the podcast, make sure to give us a five star rating on iTunes, or a like and repost on Soundcloud! See you next season!
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's podcast, we talk about the latest episode of one of our favorite new anime, My Hero Academia, and we talk about some of the mental "training" we did in order to discipline ourselves in our daily routines. After our smoke break, we're joined by St. Louis artist & producer Mvstermind, who talks about his journey growing his brand and music career, his love for Lupe Fiasco, and more! As always, be sure to like and subscribe to help Nina Talks reach new listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we started by sharing our thoughts on the situation that occurred during Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams' US Open match, and celebrating the life of the now late Mac Miller. From there we went on to address some of our personal "demons", and how overcoming those demons ultimately helped us progress in life. In the second half of the episode we were joined by Mike Turner, the founder and owner of Everything's Fly, a local hip hop blog and media outlet. We talked a bit about his growth and broader vision for Everything's Fly as a brand, and as usual we wrapped up with our albums of the week.
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode we start by celebrating Darius's recent ENGAGEMENT (*cue applause) and talking about a few episodes from the Netflix series "Explained" that really stood out to us.
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! This week, we talk a bit about how technology has changed how we consume content, and talk about some of the major generational differences between us and our parents. We're also joined by special guest Preach Perfect, one of St. Louis' upcoming photographers, and get a chance to chop it up about his artistic growth.
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we talk about our journeys through our own masculinity and shed some light on how some of the common societal roles assigned to men affected our growth. In the second half of the episode, we're joined by singer and artist 9, who gives us some background on her musical upbringing, and shares some thoughts on how her own gender identity influences her art.
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we do a grab bag of typical stoner convos, mainly centering around Mike Pence's recent Space Force announcement. In the second half, we were inspired by a Genius video to debate which label is better: GOOD Music or Young Money. We also talk about some of the other dominant rap cohorts on the scene, and as usual wrap up with our albums of the week.
Welcome to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we give an update on the local St. Louis election results, rap about technology outpacing our government, and talk a bit about Lebron James' I Promise school. We also get a little ~romantic~ in our second half, and talk about some of the life lessons we've learned through past & current relationships. Be sure to like, subscribe and share to help us find new listeners, and as always, we appreciate your support.
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Welcome back to Nina Talks! We hope this season we can encourage some interesting conversation, roll a few fat joints, and get to know a few people a bit better. The Big Backwoods episode starts with some of the controversy around DC Universe casting Starfire as a black woman, Anna Diop. Later we welcome Anwar & Matty Woods, and we don't really ever stop laughing.
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Welcome back to Nina Talks, and we're excited to return! We hope this season we can encourage some interesting conversation, roll a few fat joints, and get to know a few people a bit better! Episode One starts with a review of our favorite anime series currently! Check out Attack on Titan, Boruto & My Hero Academia. We also spend some time reflecting on the lessons that we've learned in our journey developing Nina.
Welcome to the season finale of Nina Talks! For our finale episode, we were joined by Rell and Sie, two creatives who have been present in the rapidly growing St. Louis art scene since its early days. Rell and Sie were able to shed some light on early figures and events that helped jump start the St. Louis art movement that many of us are part of today.
Welcome back to another episdode of Nina Talks! In this episode we talk about J. Cole's new album KOD, whether or not its necessary to separate an artist from their art, and we had a conversation with our special guest, Stu (@STU_07), an artist from St. Louis, about the importance of building wealth in our black communities. Enjoy!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks with Darius and Akeda! In this episode, we talk about our latest anime suggestion, B: The Beginning, drop some tips on how to better market and brand your art, and talk about the upcoming J. Cole release. Enjoy!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this episode, we talk about the triumphant return of My Hero Academia (one of our favorite new animes), why Ash Ketchum from Pokemon is a trash trainer, and why Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" album is our album of the week! We'd also like to shout out Bespoke Menswear! Be sure to follow them on Instagram(@bespoketwins).
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this episode, we talk about Spotify's recent IPO, and how streaming has changed the music business for consumers and artists. We also fill out a cartoon bracket and have a quick Kid Cudi appreciation segment! This week's music break is an unreleased collaboration between artist Kimba Lang, and Nina's in house producer, Akeda Keyz. Enjoy the show!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks with Darius and Akeda! In this episode, it gets a little dark as we talk about the harsh reality that black people face in America, but we lighten it back up in the second half with conversation about Hunter x Hunter and our favorite anime weapons.
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks! In this week's episode, we give a brief review of last weekend's Dragonball Super episode, as well as have a great conversation about social media's role in society with Creator Brand's Simone Yael. Enjoy!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks with Darius and Akeda! In this week's episode, we talk technology for the everyday hustler, and also have a guest appearance from Daisha Calliet, a young creative from New Orleans. Be sure to subscribe to Nina Talks on iTunes and leave us a review!
Welcome back to another episode of Nina Talks with Darius and Akeda! In this episode, we talk about why black men across the country seem to resonate with anime protagonists such as Naruto and Vegeta. Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave a review!
Welcome to Nina Talks with your hosts Darius and Akeda, your new favorite Blerd podcast! Tune in every Thursday morning to listen to us discuss a wide range of topics from anime, to music, to tech and more! In our first episode, we give a brief intro of who we are and what Nina Productions is. We also talk about everything Black Panther related (SPOILER ALERT!!), including character portrayals in the movies vs in the comics, and predictions about the fate of Wakanda in the upcoming Infinity Wars movie. Enjoy!