Unique Views, Episode 43: Frederick Douglass Would've Never Worn a Romphim

It’s episode 43, so you know what that means. It means it’s the 43rd installment of your favorite podcast’s, favorite podcast and we are back at it like a crack habit. I’m truly the only person that matters in this podcast, Stephen A. Crockett Jr the third, and because of a court order I’m forced to work with my…

Unique Views, Episode 40: Will Clay Davis Hold Isiah Whitlock Back? Sheeeeeiiittttt!

We are officially 40! That’s right; Unique Views, the little podcast that could, the Sanford and Son of podcasts, has made it to 40 episodes, and we aren’t slowing down. In fact, we are speeding up. Hopefully I will pick up enough speed to lose Patti LaDanielle, aka Ms. Patti Patti, aka Senior Liturgical Dance…

Unique Views, Episode 38: Where Do You Even Go to Buy a Prison, Damian Marley?!

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. and I finally did something we never do: No, we didn’t get along. We’ll never do that. We did a minisode of our podcast! Every week, when I grow weary of Stephen’s voice and personality, I say, “Ugh, let’s just make this a minisode so that we can just get in and out, please?” After which,…

Unique Views, Episode 37: Can Johnny Gill and His Vocal Talent Win a Grammy Already?!

The reason I allow my pod mate, Stephen A. Crockett Jr. the third, to write the posts for The Root’s podcast episodes is that I literally do everything else. But, then I got the chance to read said posts. And though I’m not shocked that Crockett has been dragging my beautiful name through the mud, I am exhausted by…

Unique Views, Episode 35: You Might Be Woke, but You Ain’t Belafonte Woke

Being awake doesn’t mean you are woke. I’ve tried to explain this to my co-host and The Root’s creative producer, Danielle Young, aka Ms. Patti LaDanielle, but she doesn’t get it. Danielle is asleep. Fine, maybe she is awake, but she is definitely not woke. Fine. Fine. She’s woke, but I say this reluctantly because…

Unique Views, Episode 33: Black Don’t Crack, Featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway

Whenever Patti LaDanielle (aka The Root’s social-content producer, and our podcast co-host, Danielle Young) and I talk hip-hop—like, real hip-hop—I have a tendency to throw on my hip-hop voice, which includes a faux New York accent and a whole lot of “yos” and “sons” and “gods.”

Unique Views, Episode 31: 10 Minutes With Loretta Devine on a Shaky Cellphone

When we tell y’all that we are trying, I don’t think y’all understand what that really means. This podcast is held together with shoestring and bubblegum. It’s not a joke when we call ourselves the Sanford and Son of podcasts, and as Ms. Patti LaDanielle, aka The Root’s social-content producer, Danielle Young, told…