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Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast

Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast is a platform for millennials of color to have open, intimate, and honest conversations with one another no matter what the topic is. The show's host, via Simone, keeps the perspective fresh by rotating off her male and female guests each episode. Things get real comfortable over here real quick, so grab your best hair tie and get in between the sheets with us.

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"We Met On..." ft. @biancakathryn_ & @la_vitaa_bellee

On episode of 302 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone cuddles up with her girls, Bianca & Annelise, to talk about finding love in this digital era. Both guests met their partners online; Tinder and Twitter to be exact so the group dives deep in to how they met their match, what authentic love looks like, selfless sex, internet personas, relationship challenges, living with your significant other, and everything else in between.Follow the crew on their social media platforms at (@)biancakathryn_ & (@)la_vitaa_belleeFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 26mins

3 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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"Truth, Trust, And Transparency" ft. @DeVonFranklin

On episode of 303 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone hosts a very special guest, Hollywood producer and New York Times best selling author, DeVon Franklin. The two talk about his latest book "The Truth About Men" where he unveils how men can be and do better, what women need to know about men, taming your/his "inner dog", meeting his wife Meagan Good, industry tips for creatives, advice for singles, and everything else in between.Follow DeVon Franklin on all social media platforms at (@)devonfrankinFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

29mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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"It's Arguing Time" ft. @ReignIsReal @BundyFoxx & @WhatMarcus

On the eighth and final episode of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone has a slumber-party-turned-heated-debate with some pretty dope, irrational people. Reign, Bundy, and Marcus contribute their thoughts on topics like black culture clashing, engagement etiquette, cheaters, why we settle, gift giving and more. This is a long one, but things get even spicier in the second hour of the show so it's only right to listen to it in its entirety!Follow the crew on their social media platforms at (@)@TheReignIsReal, (@)BundyFoxx, & (@)WhatMarcusFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

2hr 1min

6 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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"What's A Good Friend?" ft. @WhatsAGoodGuy

On the first episode of season 3 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone sat down with the City Boys from the 718 (their words, not hers), Don & LA from the @whatsagoodguy podcast. The group talks about what it means to be a good friend, combating bad friends, balancing friendships and relationships, the importance of support, disarming egos, pride, and trash ass narratives, and everything else in between. Follow the crew on their social media platforms at (@)StayFocusLA & (@)DonPeezlyFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 40mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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"Drip Or Drown" ft. @thehoephase & @4thand13podcast

On episode of 305 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, things get real freaky. Simone and her guests Becky from The Hoe Phase Podcast and Justin and Rios from the 4th & 13 Podcast dive in to everything you need about making sure your sex life is lit af. That's it. That's the episode. Tune in.Follow the entire group on all social media platforms at (@)everybodylovesbecky/@sirensnyc, (@)_justinbobby_, (@)popeyebiscut/(@)4thand13podcastFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 10mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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"Clout & Consciousness" ft. @FunnyJulius

On episode two of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone gets under the covers with Twitter's prized possession and meme god, Funny Julius. Her and the "Julius-of-all-trades" cover topics like being influencers, publicly rating his dates on the timeline, leaving a legacy, his many talents, being sexually liberated, and more.Follow Julius on all social media platforms at @FunnyJulius.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 34mins

8 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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"Fake It, Make It" ft. @JacquesHBastien

For the third episode of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone takes a deeper dive with Jacques Bastien, CEO of Boogie, as they uncover some of Jacques' tales of growing up Haitian, coining the term "hustlepreneur", overcoming business obstacles, building his empire, and the proposal video to his college sweetheart that went viral.Jacques on social:Twitter - @jacqueshbastienInstagram - @jacqueshbastienWebsite - http://www.jacquesbastien.comResources: http://www.jacquesdahcia.com https://boogie.co http://www.shade.co https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZci9Kp60LM

1hr 36mins

25 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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"If It Don't Apply, Let It Fly" ft. @LeKuroKami

On episode four of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone dives deep with reformed Twitter celebrity, Jeff aka @LeKuroKami. The two cover topics like cancel/call out culture, #MyDickMyChoice, Issa Rae's remarks about Black women and Asian men, cyber bullying, and more.Follow Jeff on social media platforms at (@)LeKuroKami.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 22mins

3 May 2018

Rank #8

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"Why You So Loud?" ft. @DJTGIF

For the sixth episode of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone gets under the covers with the HYP3ST DJ PERIOD, @DJTGIF (Craig Earle). Simone & Craig dive into Black Twitter news, being a grown ass man at 14, his near death sex experience, why I need a "hoe phase" and more.Follow DJ TGIF on all social media networks, including his Soundcloud, at @DJTGIF.

1hr 32mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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"Black Twitter Live" ft. @MakeHerPhilRite

For the fourth episode of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone gets under the covers with her childhood friend Phil aka MakeHerPhilRite on social media. Simone & Phil chat about Twitter Shenanigans, from trending topics to timeline quarrels. On March 16, Simone hosted her first Bonnets & Durags Twitter Chat with Phil and in this episode they'll be answering the same spicy questions that had the Black Twitter timeline in a frenzy.Follow Phil on all social media networks at @MakeHerPhilRite.

2hr 10mins

8 Apr 2017

Rank #10

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"Your Problematic Faves" ft. @SkipFromBK @KaryeWest & @ZoKage_

On episode three of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone has another slumber party with a team of talented actors named Zoe, Skip, and Kar. The group that met on the set of an upcoming web series called "Wingmen" cover topics like glow up phases, ghosting, gifting, post- and pre-nut clarity, and more.Follow the whole group on social media platforms at (@)SkipFromBK, (@)ZoKage_, and (@)kareywest.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 58mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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"Issa Slumber Party" ft. Everybody (@4th13podcast)

For the return of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone hosts a slumber party for Season 2. Her and her out-of-pocket guests cover topics like color bias & Mo'Nique, "thot bots", consensual sex & Aziz Ansari, #MeToo & #MenToo, Degrassi, and more.Follow the whole squad:4th & 13th Podcast - @4th13podcastJustin - @exiiit13 Yves - @hulio___Rios - @popeyebiscutVictoria - @ohmizvictoriaShy - @im_not_shyyFollow Bonnets & Durags on Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // https://www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 17mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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"Kings Raising Queens" ft. @Jo_Pa_Po & @NajIsDope

On episode six of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone has some serious pillow talk with two young, black fathers from NYC named Jordan and Naj in honor of the upcoming Father's Day holiday. The group covers topics like breaking the stigma of "black absentee fathers", the inspiration behind naming their daughters after Game Of Thrones characters, the rewards and challenges of being a father, going to couples therapy, adjusting between wanting to turn up and needing to turn down and more.Follow the gentlemen on their social media platforms at (@)Jo_Pa_Po and (@)NajIsDope.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

41mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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"In Rare Form" ft. @r.a.rebreed

For the seventh episode of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone gets in between the sheets with the multi-talented artist, @r.a.rebreed (Jalaun Taylor). Simone & Jalaun recap their trial and error phases of 2017, the passion behind his artwork, overcoming depression, what intimacy means to him, and more.Follow Jalaun on Instagram, at @r.a.rebreed.

58mins

26 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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"Freelance For What?" ft. @tequillaj_white @tashasara @keedypaula @foryoufromtemp

On episode of 304 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone has a big sleepover with her hard working, hustling friends: Tasha, Tempelton, Tequilla, and Paula. The group talks about the challenges and rewards of working in corporate vs. freelancing, how financially stable we are, how to file your taxes as a freelancer, dating the unemployed, why Instagram is so important in our careers, and everything else in between.Follow the entire group on all social media platforms at (@)tequilla.white/tequillaj_white, (@)keedypaula, (@)tashasara, and (@)foryoufromtempFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 34mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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"Pillow Talkers" ft. @chrishabrown @anthonymwalker @artbymalikrashad

On episode of 306 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone sat down with the cast of her new favorite web series show 'Pillow Talk' from the creators of Cleo TV's 'Tough Love'. LaChrisha plays Lyric, who also happens to have a Pillow Talk Podcast and works as a dating coach. Malik plays Jason, a loving and devout boyfriend who just can’t seem to get things right when it comes to his relationship. Anthony plays the role of potential bae but is also a pro at playing with people’s emotions. The group takes off their acting hats and steps into their actual character's shoes to relive their on screen story lines in real life. Everything from holding on to a diminishing relationship and potential, life changing moments, what constitutes as girl/guy code, and what self care really looks like.Follow the entire group on all social media platforms at (@)chrishabrown, (@)anthonymwalker, and (@)artbymalikrashad. Watch the entire first season of Pillow Talk on YouTube and check out their BONUS episode here: http://www.pillowtalkbonus.com.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 16mins

21 May 2019

Rank #16

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"Always On Beat" ft. @ohteemarie @iamkingjules @tiffanypatrice_ @phrank.sinatra

On episode of 308 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone sat down with her beloved friends: Tee, Julien, Tiffany, and Kevin. They're next wave of influencers in the NYC music space and they all have contributed to the culture serving as DJs, record label owners, and music curators. In honor of Black Music Month, the gang talks about their musical inspiration, what inspired them to start carving out their path in the industry, digging in the crates, the current state of hip hop, which artists are up and coming, who's plummeting, and so much more.Follow the entire group on all social media platforms at (@)ohteemarie, (@)iamkingjules, (@)tiffanypatrice and (@)phrank.sinatra.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 28mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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"Cranes" ft. @the.meekend @zeusofqlf @missbulll

On episode of 307 of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone sat down with a solid group of community influencers who weren't afraid of being vulnerable. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, Irv, Renee, and Tameka opened about their experiences with childhood traumas, depression and anxiety, seeking help, self awareness, self harming disorders, breaking the stigma of therapy in the black community, health and nourishment, and so much more.Follow the entire group on all social media platforms at (@)the.meekend, (@)zeusofqlf, and (@)missbulll.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at www.twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 39mins

30 May 2019

Rank #18

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"Moisturize & Dress Romantically" ft. @DebonaireDB

On episode seven of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone links up with the fine, young gentlemen of Debonaire Douchebags. Marcus, Jelani, CJ, and Travis contribute their thoughts on topics like what their douchebag percentage is, relationship therapy, mentoring, IG baddies, beard culture and more. Be sure to pull up on them at their 4th annual Blowing O's event on Saturday, July 28 in NYC. Find out more info here - blowingos.info.Follow the gentlemen on their social media platforms at (@)Dapper_Dapo, (@)viajetjaguar, (@)BornWitaCharm, & (@)BySirWilliamsFollow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at https://twitter.com/BonnetsDurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 1min

19 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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"In The Business Of..." ft. @JamiceOfCourse @CuttyPalance & @SkipFromBK

On episode five of Bonnets & Durags: A Pillow Talk Podcast, Simone has yet another slumber party with a group of NYC "influencers" named Jamice, Cutty, and Skip (yeah, it's him again). The team covers topics like gentrified struggle, mental health in the black community for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, oversaturated markets as creatives, event planning, and more.Follow the whole group on their social media platforms at (@)SkipFromBK, (@)CuttyPalance, and (@)JamiceOfCourse.Follow Bonnets & Durags on Twitter & Instagram at (@)bonnetsdurags // www.instagram.com/bonnetsdurags

1hr 27mins

17 May 2018

Rank #20