It's another Nsqaured episode! This week we're hootin'-n-hollerin' for the Olympic Winter Games. It's all so thrilling! From Team USA's snowboarding star Chloe Kim and history-making speed skaters Maame Afua Biney and Erin Jackson to Nigeria's first-ever bobsled team and the Jamaican bobsled team the there are so many powerhouse women of color out on this grand stage showing what dedication and excellence look like. Plus, we're All a Twitter about the National Portrait Gallery's unveiling of the long-awaited portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Breathtaking! And we sound our Airhorn for Team USA figure skater Mirai Nagasu and her rare triple axel feat. Listen in! [Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images]
Hey, hey! We're back this week with our super sized Superbowl episode and giving you our hot take on football's biggest night: Superbowl LII. We talk about whether Justin Timberlake's halftime performance was hot or not (spoiler: this scathing review of the performance from the Daily Beast basically sums up our thoughts) and then dive right into the best part of the Superbowl — those commercials. Listen in to hear our run-down on the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. And if you need a quick refresher of some of the ads that ran, check out this NPR article.
We also sounded our airhorn for Tayari Jones who released her new novel, “An American Marriage,” earlier this week to high praise. It's Oprah’s newest book club pick, so you know it's good.
It's another N-squared episode, hot and fresh out the oven. This week we're going back to college — in our minds, at least — to talk about relationships and dating. After watching a recent episode of the new, fab series Grown-ish in which the young, college student characters get into a conversation/soft debate about what terms like "hooking up" really mean. We're also All A Twitter about the world premiere of Black Panther (a.k.a. Maximum Black Excellence) and all the post-Grammys chatter. And we sound the HSP Air Horn for U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and the more 140 brave women who gave heartbreaking, yet powerful victim impact statements against former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser, accused of sexually abusing over 100 people while under his "care." Stand up and speak out, Aly! You are making incredible, meaningful impact on so many lives.
Annnnnd we're back with another fresh episode for you! This week, we got serious and discussed the rising maternity mortality rate in the U.S. — particularly for Black women who are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth or shortly afterwards. We mentioned Serena Williams' complications post-childbirth as well as some of the organizations that are shedding more light on this public health issue, like the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. We're also All A Twitter about the new Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct allegations, and we're giving a special airhorn salute to Franchesca Ramsey. Check it out!
Happy, Happy New Year! We're back with the first episode of 2018 and we're sharing our strategies for setting -- and hopefully keeping -- our themes and intentions for the upcoming year. Neither of us are resolution gals, but we do like to go through the process of picking a word that will define the new year.
We're also All A Twitter about the Golden Globes, the Times Up organization and that electrifying speech from Mama O. Have a listen!
It's the last HSP episode of 2017! No, we can't believe it either. We're celebrating some of the year's bright spots, like this heartwarming tale of two unlikely characters becoming true friends over the game Words With Friends. Also, we're sounding the Air Horn for TIME magazine's revolutionary pick for Person(s) of the Year. Have a listen! And we're wishing you and yours Merry, Happy, Joy!
It's time for another Nsquared episode! 'Tis the season for holiday cheer and this week we're talking all things Christmas -- from holiday traditions to gratitude, believing in Santa Claus to those pesky Elves on the Shelves. We cover it all.
Plus, we're All A Twitter about the latest sexual harassment allegations against Matt Lauer. And we're giving an air horn salute to the one and only Cardi B., who is having the best year ever.
We're amped to have Christine Koh as a guest on the show. This woman is doing it all and doing it well. She's a former music and brain neuroscientist turned Internet unicorn. Christine is the creative director at Women Online, founder/editor of Boston Mamas, co-host of the "Edit Your Life Show" podcast, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, and designer/co-owner of Brave New World Designs. SEE? Rad, right? Plus, we get our fascinators ready for the Royal Wedding, sound the Air Horn a second time for a writer and storyteller Lena Waithe. Listen in!
We're hyped to have actor, producer, and author Robinne Lee join the conversation! She is best known for her film roles opposite Will Smith in “Hitch” and “Seven Pounds,” and Don Cheadle in “Hotel for Dogs.” She is currently starring opposite Mario Van Peebles in the supernatural series “Superstition” on the SyFy Channel. This summer, Robinne’s debut novel, THE IDEA OF YOU was published by St. Martin’s Press, to much acclaim.
Later in the show we sounded the HSP Air Horn for Ibtihaj Muhammed and her fab, new, hijab-wearing Barbie doll! Listen in.
It's time for another fab episode! This time, it's just us and we're talking about the oddly controversial topic of kid sleepovers. Nicole recently wrote an article in Good Housekeeping outlining her stance on the subject but Nailah has a different point of view. Where do you land? Plus we're All A Twitter about the historic results from this week's elections. And we're shouting out Shalane Flanagan, the first woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years. All good stuff all around. Listen in!
It's the last episode of HSP Season One! It's been a total blast hanging with you, and we hope you've enjoyed the ride. More to come for Season 2, kicking off after Labor Day in September! In this ep, we took a walk down HSP memory lane, highlighting some golden moments and fine lessons we've gathered from our inspiring guests. We'll be on hiatus through the month of August, but we're definitely still around on social media. Hit us up @heysispodcast on Twitter, FB and Instagram or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us some of your fave moments from Season One. Thank you, thank you!
Settle in, folks, we have another exciting episode coming your way. This time, we're chatting with Jessica Ashley, a content strategist, content creator and coach. She's the founder and voice of Single Mom Nation and its sister podcast, Single Mom Nation Radio. We're also discussing the brand new Carter twins, Black motherhood and letting women just be. Plus we're shouting out an amazing athlete. Listen in!
We're back with another Nsquared episode! And it's a good one too, if we do say so ourselves. We dive into some of the craziness that's been happening in politics this past week. We also talk about our favorite Summertime Jams and the Summertime Reads we're looking forward to. Lastly, we salute a woman who has been diligently documenting everything #notnormal about this newest administration.
It's another Nsquared ep, y'all! The Blades Famalam is out celebrating Canada's 150th birthday in our beloved hometown of Montreal. (See all the love in the pic above with Older Sis Yvette.) We're talking growing up in a mosaic versus a melting pot, and the MAGA folks who are showing out. We also get into our guilty pleasure TV shows, and once again salute another U.S. Congresswoman who is all about persistence. Listen in!
The fab Bassey Ikpi joined our chatfest. Bassey is a Nigerian born, American raised writer and mental health advocate. She is the founder of the mental health organization The Siwe Project and creator of #NoShameDay. Bassey is currently working on her first memoir, Making Friends With Giants (Harper Perennial), out fall 2018. We also were All a Twitter about The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu (yes, still!) and sounded our air horn for two athletes who prove that boundaries only exist in our minds. Listen in!
We're coming back atcha with another great episode! This time, we're talking to Laura Fuentes, the CEO of Fuentes Media, Founder of MOMables, and a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. She's the author of three cookbooks, executive producer of video campaigns, and often partners with brands in digital campaigns in both English and Spanish. Have a listen!
We're chatting with Morra Aarons-Mele, who is dropping pure gems about work, life, and hiding in the bathroom. Morra is the founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She's also the host of the popular podcast "Hiding in the Bathroom," found on PodcastOne and part of the Forbes Network. We also get hyped about the new Black Panther trailer (FIRE!), and we sound the air horn for two more sisters in the persistence. Listen in!
We're sharing our fourth and final interview from our Mom 2.0 Summit series with the one and only Erika Nicole Kendall. Erika is the writer behind the blog A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, where she chronicles her journey from 330-lb couch potato to nutritionist and personal trainer. Erika has partnered with brands from Microsoft and Asics to the U.S. Army to inspire people to live healthier lives in a positive and uplifting way. Listen in!
We're rolling through our Mom 2.0 Summit series and chatting with Julie Clark, a full-time mom and former teacher best known for founding The Baby Einstein Company, a start-up business that was born in her basement and became an internationally acclaimed, multimillion-dollar company in less than five years. Julie’s new business is WeeSchool, a media company that gives parents fun, positive ideas for play with their wee ones and helps them understand child development. We also share our take on the women-only screenings of the new Wonder Woman movie planned in Austin, Texas. And we salute one young champion athlete who's not here to smile to make you comfortable. Have a listen!
We're continuing our Mom 2.0 Summit series with Rachel Hofstetter, a former food editor at O, the Oprah Magazine and the author behind the best-selling book Cooking Up a Business. Rachel is the co-founder of guesterly, a software platform that enables anyone to create a custom who's who directory for events and groups and now serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Chatbooks, the super-easy subscription photo book company.
It's the first of our Mom 2.0 Summit series! We're talked with Heather Greenwood Davis, a Contributing Editor at National Geographic Traveler, award-winning freelance writer and columnist, and the voice behind GlobetrottingMama.com, an international family travel blog. The mom of two was also named Traveler of the Year in 2012 after a yearlong family trip around the world that hit 29 countries on six continents in 12 months. <----Whuuuut?! We just had to find out how she pulled this off. Listen in!
Nsquared is here to help you clean house... like, literally. Talking 'bout spring cleaning, y'all! We have a few tips and tricks to help you declutter like a BOSS. Plus, we get into the heartbreak of "S-Town" (no spoilers!) and the heaviness of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why (listen to the tapes already, Clay!). And we salute a septuagenarian who is running things. Listen in!