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‘Free Your Mind’ is a popular Ghanaian colloquialism which means to let loose; to tell it exactly as it is. Everything is fair game on the show and hosts don't hold back!----------------More 'Free Your Mind' : listentogcr.com/free-your-mind

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S1E3 - A Trip Down Memory Lane, #StrandedBae & We Talk Ribs.

Hosts : Donald, Vee & Cel Guest : Jeffrey Forson In this episode of FYM Vee explains the origin story of the recently trending hashtag on social media #strandedbae (1:48). Cel mentions how ingenious it is to print a person’s face on your shirt if you’re picking them up from the airport rather than holding a sign up with their name on it,free advice! (3:42). Jeffrey reacts to #strandedbae as he questions several decisions made by ‘Bae’ (8:20). Donald questions whether an argument could be made about people having a working relationship via social media these days, Jeffrey clearly disagrees (10:12). Vee thinks people can start relationships via social media but its not enough to maintain a real one (10:23). Jeffrey says just because someone calls you their “rib” on social media doesn’t mean they want to “put a ring on it” (10:30). Jeffrey does not think the woman in question has a reason to be upset (11:25). Vee thinks the woman in question has some reason to be upset but she generally fooled herself (11:29). Donald questions whether a guy is still a random dude after 3 months of interaction (12:14). Cel thinks that having seen a guy on facetime and hearing his voice is enough not to label this person a random dude (12:19). Jeffrey thinks it’s very easy to show a person what you want them to see on social media and is therefore dangerous to take any of it seriously (12:49). Vee and Cel think the woman is a schemer and her actions were calculated (15:52). Vee and Cel also suspect the sex must have been whack but Jeffrey disagrees that it explains the guy’s behaviour (19:12). The co hosts play “One Man Thousand with Jeffrey Forson, with Donald explaining what this segment is all about (21:00) . Jeffrey talks about his personality and dishes on who he was in high school after Cel asks him how popular he was in high school (23:38). Jeffrey shares his opinion on whether his girl can still be friends with her ex (25:02). Vee asks Jeffrey if he has ever been involved in a sex tape (25:56). Jeffrey and the co hosts discuss the differences between sex scenes from Ghanaian movies and others (26:52). Jeffrey takes the co hosts down memory lane regarding silly high school behaviour after Cel asks him to reveal his most embarrassing moment (27:42). Jeffrey dishes out on his role and debuting in season 2 of Ghanaian TV series Cocoa Brown (30:12). Jeffrey also discusses his upcoming project “the Northern King (30:40).For more info on Ghanaian TV series Cocoa Brown and The upcoming movie “The Northern King”, please checkout our weekly newsletter on our website www.thegoldcoastreport.com.Want to know more about our special guest and show him some love? Follow him on Twitter & Instagram @jeffreyforson and on Facebook ‘Jeffrey Forson’. Continue the conversation with us via email freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com and keep up to date with us on social media Twitter : @gcrfreeyourmind Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here.

33mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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S2E13 - The D n C Show!

After the FYM team goes missing, Donald and Cyril are left to pick up from where they left off. President Nana Akuffo Addo's latest statement on legalizing Gay rights in Ghana, the latest developments on Falz's "This Is Nigeria", Black Girls Glow 18 and more are on the agenda this week. Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here Send all your questions, comments & reactions to: (+233)20 757 5272

26mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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S2E7 - Man To Man

Hosts : Donald, Ekow Guys, what purpose do your male friends serve? Ekow joins Donald this week to discuss the uniqueness of male and female friendships, deadpool and of course, the tweet of the week! Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here Send all your questions, comments & reactions to: (+233)20 757 5272

32mins

23 May 2018

Rank #3

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S1E11 - Get out! Windows 98?!

Hosts : Donald, Cel, Vee, Lemuel We're back! The crew catch-up after a week away, but Cel would rather be somewhere else (0:50). Free Your Mind Frenzy segment begins, brace yourself for a tech theme this week, Africans across the continent have been up to some really interesting stuff! (2:50). Vee and the rest of the crew discuss the ways tech can be introduced into our educational system in Ghana (3:20) and Lemuel brings our attention to a different side of things regarding the discussion on technology (5:25). The crew discuss the need for private schools to step up their game (8:02). Step forward Justin Kashaigili, Donald introduces a black star (10:30)! Is there a potential market for motorcycle transport in Ghana (11:12)? Donald expresses his concerns at the lack of enough preventive care measures for a country that struggles with healthcare delivery (17:04). Medical Marijuana? Now that could be tricky (20:22). Tinder for all! Even for those without thumbs (20:35). Donald introduces the main topic, the crew discuss hitting children and it's effect on abusers and victims of abuse (23:30). Vee is a mother, but not to a human (24:57). Donald talks about children imitating and the validation of domestic violence (29:50). Finally, whose timeline is this? (35:15) Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here Resource Links http://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/2017/05/02/teaching-with-technology/#cxrecs_s?platform=hootsuite https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/859203306198941696 http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/02/africa/alf-aitahealth-app-healthcare/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/03/health/jokkosante-medicine-app-senegal/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/26/africa/sudan-last-male-northern-white-rhino-tinder/index.html http://allafrica.com/stories/201705040152.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Ainternal&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=promote%3Aaans%3Aabafbt

43mins

10 May 2017

Rank #4

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S1E8 - Africa loves Samsung, #StopGalamseyNow, Delta Force

Hosts : Donald, Vee, Moos Guest : Frank from Bloomville Ghana Donald introduces Frank, founder of Bloomville Ghana to the rest of the crew and he shares what his typical week is like (0:20). We get into Free Your Mind Frenzy, a segment where we discuss stories from around the African continent (1:40). #StopGalamseyNow has dominated the local news and there has been vigorous campaigning on social media regarding the problem in Ghana. Frank and the FYM hosts share their thoughts on the matter (27:40). We wrap up today's episode condemning the actions of the controversial Kumasi-based vigilante group, Delta Force amidst bizarre reports of unsanctioned raids and general lawless behavior (36:38). Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here Resource Links http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/24/africa/africas-affinity-for-global-brands-increasing/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/28/africa/africa-e-commerce-fashion/index.html https://citifmonline.com/2017/04/10/minister-lauds-citi-fms-stopgalamseynow-campaign/ http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/April-10th/un-condemns-kumasi-circuit-court-raid-by-delta-force.php

49mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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S3E17 - Year Of Return

Donald and Comoo are joined by Bridget Boakye on this episode to discuss December in Ghana, the year of return, and the upcoming maiden Black Gala event. Share | Follow | Subscribe Bridget Boakye : twitterBridget Boakye : instagramThe Black Gala : twitterThe Black Gala : instagram Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

30mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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S3E6 - Call Out

Donald, Comoo, and Andrea are joined by Nana Yaa this week to discuss latest developments on Stonebwoy and Shatta wale VGMA drama, Ghana Beyond Aid gaffe, Ghana Audit Service citizenseye app and Kofi Kingston. Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

45mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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S3E3 - The Lockout

Judah returns for his second stint on the show, joined by Pokuah, Afi and Miles. We discuss GOT, Nippsy Hussle, PDS and drop some bars! Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Closing song is the new single from King George VIII titled Silence, (Things Fall Apart). Listen to the song here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

38mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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S2E9 - Sex or Taekwando?

Whats your thing? snoring? or is it fidgeting in bed? Gavin drops by the studio to set the record straight as we discuss bribery and communication. Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here Send all your questions, comments & reactions to: (+233)20 757 5272

45mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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S1E5 - BoycottMarwako, Grubby Little Hands And Virgin Bros

Hosts : Donald, Moos, Vee, Kess The hosts begin the discussion on the Marwako incident that dominated headlines for the past month and resulted in the trend on social media, #boycottmarwako (1:17). The hosts have a debate on a story that sprang up during the week regarding some female students of the University of Ghana proposing that the details of lecturers who sexually harassed students should be made public (7:40). The crew switch things up and get into the next segment for this episode called 'Tweet Of The Week', where the hosts bring up particular tweets that stood out for them on their timelines and they react to them (22:47). Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here. Resource Links https://www.primenewsghana.com/general-news/suspended-marwarko-supervisor-apologies-to-victim.html http://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Marwarko-assault-Incident-has-been-exaggerated-Kitchen-supervisor-516407?channel=D1 http://ghonetv.com/2017/03/10/duffuor-foundation-eib-donate-to-marwarko-victim/ http://citifmonline.com/2017/03/09/publish-names-of-sexually-abusive-lecturers-ug-students-demand/

35mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #10

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S3E15 - He Said, She Said

Click here to RSVP (for free) for the #GCRLive event on Nov. 2 ➡ https://efie.co/gcrliveThe new sexuality education guidelines yet to be adopted into the curriculum are in focus this week as Donald, Afi and Yiny share their opinions on this latest development while trying to make sense of some of the different opinions on the matter. The FYM team also revisit the Chale Wote saga after Mantse Aryeequaye released a statement last week. Share | Follow | SubscribeSong Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work hereBackground music by @KongGeorgeSend all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

41mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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S3E2 - The Girl With The Boujee Name

Our special guest Yiny joins Donald, Comoo, and Andrea to discuss interview etiquette, heartbreak and more. Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

38mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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S3E5 - The Throne

Amma Aboagye joins Donald, Comoo and Miles to discuss the Ghana Music Awards (VGMA’s), Game of Thrones finale, Chris Attoh saga and more. What did you make of Ghana’s CID boss’s comments regarding the missing Takoradi girls? Amma also shares her upcoming project “The Wax Print Festival”. Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

57mins

22 May 2019

Rank #13

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S1E29 - First Of All, F**K YOU!

Host : Moos Guests : Maame, KO Where's Donald (0:05)? Moos shares a tweet with Maame and KO, as they try to "keep it real" (0:45). As Moos shares the experiences of others, the boys ask Maame what her "never again" is (3:59). Maame can f-up your life (9:20)! As the group discuss how people react to breakups, Maame shares her experience (13:19). Love is trash (29:31)? KO argues that love is a choice (34:12). It's time to talk about misogyny in hip hop (40:17). KO is adamant that hip hop is a reflection of the times as Moos shares his internal conflict (41:10). KO talks about growing with an artist (50:44) Maame shares her opinion on raising your kids in our world but Moos wants to clear some things up (55:37). Before the show wraps up, Moos shares an update on what Donald has been up to (1:00:12). Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here

1hr 3mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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S3E16 - House Rules

Click here to RSVP (for free) for the #GCRLive event on Nov. 2 ➡ https://efie.co/gcrliveLaw and decision makers have had a tough month dealing with tensions in our universities following BBC’s documentary on #sexforgrades and law students protests following their dissatisfaction with entry exams. Join Maya, Prince, Donald and Comoo as they try to make sense of all of it. Prince MayaShare | Follow | SubscribeSong Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work hereBackground music by @KongGeorgeSend all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

50mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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S2E3 - Keeping it 500

Hosts : Donald, Caren, Andrea and Ekow 0:10 Intro 2:08 The crew discuss and share their thoughts on Ohemaa’s smash or pass YouTube video on the “Keeping it real” segment 7:04 Ekow talks about pretty privilege as Caren talks about how often women get subjected to this unwarranted grading of sexual desirability 14:35 The Group get into the main topic, discussing colorism and the ongoing twitter war between Ghanaians and Nigerians 36:29 Donald shares the tweet of the week 42:30 Seriously, what do you do for Easter? 44:02 Show wrap up and social media plugs Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here

46mins

21 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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S3E18 - GCR Season Wrap Up

It has been a wild ride! From us here at FYM & everyone on the GCR podcast network, thanks for listening and we can't wait to show you what we have cooked up for the next season :) Share | Follow | Subscribe Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

53mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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S2E4 - Three Peas In A Pod

Hosts : Donald, Afi & Lemuel 0:05 Afi and Lemuel return! The crew catch up on what they’ve been up to over the weekend. 4:50 Donald, Afi and Lemuel play a little game of two truths and lie! 15:00 We talk about compatibility in relationships as each co host shares their own understanding of it and try to make sense of it. 26:00 The crew keep it real as we discuss the talking phase as Afi shares her thoughts on the importance of communication. 31:40 Lemuel talks about “breaks” in relationships as Afi discusses the need to set the terms of a break. 44:38 Show wrap up and social media plugs. Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here

46mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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S2E5 - BkChat Accra

Hosts : Donald, Vee, & Ekow Guest : Omar 0:05 Show intro and after a decade away, special guest Omar is back home. 2:47 The show kicks off with the "The One Man Thousand" segment. Omar clarifies some rumours and shares some stories from his past. 30:40 We talk about religion and morality in our Ghanaian society. The group rate how religious they are on a scale of one to ten while discussing the relationship between the two. 54:51 Omar talks about being "woke" and how he feels about the "woke" community. 1:08:51 Show wrap up and social media plugs. Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here

1hr 13mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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S3E14 - But Alas

Join Lord, Yiny, Donald and Comoo as they dissect the SHS placement wahala and the aftermath of the missing Takoradi girls. Is ‘come if you want’ really rude? This episode promises a lot of debate and laughs, so what are you waiting for? Press play! Share | Follow | Subscribe Song Credit : Special thanks to BRYAN THE MENSAH for use of his song, Darling Falling. Find more of his work here Background music by @KongGeorge Send all your enquiries, comments & reactions to: freeyourmind@thegoldcoastreport.com

1hr 5mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #20