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Around The Way Curls

Two Philly bred best friends who strive to produce content that is authentic, unapologetic and exalting of the magic we see in ourselves and in you. Join us as we oscillate between money and sex & love and light. Because duality is a thing.

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Ep 20. For Women Who Love Too Much

In Episode 20, we ask ourselves and our listeners: Are you a woman who loves too much? Recently inspired by a group discussion amongst friends as well as reflecting on her own past choices, Antoinette digs up an old book that details the symptoms of co-dependency and why we stay in toxic relationships. This is an incredibly important subject in a world full of F*@c boys, un-checked male privilege and our never ending hunger for validation. Is it really them to blame or is it us? Book- Women Who Love Too Much (Who Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change by Robin Norwood https://www.amazon.com/Women-Who-Love-Too-Much-ebook/dp/B003YL44FY

1hr 17mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 31 You Don't Own Me ft. Hey Fran Hey

In episode 31 we are joined by our homegirl, the amazing Francheska Medina aka Hey Fran Fran. We talk about the new wave of "heartbeat bills" and the looming republican challenge of Roe vs. Wade while examining the ever present Pro Life/Pro Choice argument. From there, we explore the idea of the self possessed woman. We ask ourselves if it is possible, as women, to achieve true agency over ourselves, our thoughts, and our bodies in a man's world. And if so, how? Join us.Follow Hey Fran Hey on all platforms @heyfranhey Listen to her podcast The Friend Zone https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-friend-zone/id1031936205Purchase You Don't Own Me by Leslie Gore https://music.apple.com/us/album/you-dont-own-me/1360824969?i=1360825322

1hr 37mins

23 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 17. Let's Talk About Sex

It's Valentine's Day and we are talking about the birds and bees honey! Not only are we answering questions from our Around the Way Curls listeners but we are giving you the inside scoop into our intimate lives. Find out what gets us going! Shanti dishes on why missionary is all that and Antoinette discusses how her "single" status has led her to become a master of sexual self care. Join us and listen with headphones... this ain't for the babies. Music by Genuwine. "Pony" https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ginuwine/648992

1hr 30mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 44. Etiquette Of Dating

In Episode 44, Antoinette shares her recent intimate time with Dave Chapelle and Shanti confesses her obsession with Stranger Things. As we jump into this week's episode we talk about the etiquette of dating. How do we do this?! Where should the first date take place? Who pays? How do you get out of a terrible date? What does it mean to be a good person and be a horrible date? Is there a dating rubric to follow? Join us and weigh in!

1hr 47mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 71. Positive Vibes Only ft. Chi & Nas

In episode 71 we are joined by half of the men that make up PVO Global (Positive Vibes Only Global). After Antoinette had the time of her life at their NYE Party in Ghana, she was hype they were down to link up for an episode. Tune in while the Nigerian homies, Nas & Chi candidly discuss how PVO Global came to be, what positivity means to them, who has the best jollof, and whether or not they're make-love f*&%in or f*&%in f*&%in. Join us. Contact PVO Global : IG: @pvoglobalNas IG: @nasboogie Chi IG: @chi_eo Website: https://www.pvoglobal.com/home Tickets to DC Event: https://www.pvoglobal.com/events/pvo-dc-3 ATWC ContactIG: @aroundthewaycurlsCall us: (215) 948-2780‬Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.comSubscribe and Rate! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/around-the-way-curls-podcast/id1440112847 Purchase Frankie Beverly & Maze's Happy Fellin's here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/happy-feelins/724665117?i=724665418

1hr 25mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Ep. 8 Being Biracial

In episode 8 we share our experiences as biracial women. We explore our early conditionings about race, check our privilege, question our claim to “blackness”, and attempt to accept the very origin of our mixed up makings... black men wifing white women. Join us.

1hr 2mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. 3 Oh Hell Nah - The Non Negotiables Of Relationships

In the 3rd Episode of Around The Way Curls, Antoinette & Shanti share their lists of non-negotiables as they pertain to partnerships (both petty & in depth) as well as speak a new boo into existence for Antoinette. Join us.


8 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 9 Offset Is A $*%# & R. Kelly Isn't The King Of Anything ft. Jade of All Jades

In Episode 9, we are joined by Jade of All Jades. Together, we discuss Offset's “apology” to Cardi, argue about the current King of R&B, and cancel the hell out of R. Kelly. As a result, we open up about our own personal experiences of molestation and abuse, in an effort to empower survivors, and expose the often manipulative and dangerous tactics of abusers. Join us.

1hr 12mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Ep 42. Petty Peeves

In Episode 42 we start with Antoinette talking about starving herself in healthy increments and Shanti updates us all on The Sable Collective opening. Our main topic is focused on our petty peeves not just in relationship to these raggedly love interests but also to the general public. In ending Antoinette and Shanti touch on a seemingly sensitive topic in their relationship that begs us to question "are we really friends"? Weigh in.

1hr 35mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 12 Exploring South Africa Ft. Kara Bhatti

In episode 12 Antoinette is joined with her roommate, Kara Bhatti as they discuss their recent trip to South Africa. In it they discuss the many lessons they learned, the shenanigans they got in to, and their "must do" activities and "must see" sights. Join us as we explore the Motherland.

1hr 59mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Ep. 15 Keep That Same Energy. Or Not...

In episode 15 Shanti sits with Reiki and energy worker Desiree of Nana Catherine’s Apothecary. We dive into alternative practices of healing. We answer questions like what the fuck is Reiki? What the fuck is energy work and what does it mean when our bodies talk to us? Desiree explains her practices and why she centers her work on Black womyn and queer and transgender folks and how she provides access to tools towards their self care. Join us. Desiree’s Infohttps://nanacatherinesapothecary.comhttps://www.instagram.com/nana.catherines.apothecary/ MusicVibrate Higher by Outkast

1hr 5mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Ep 34. Family Feud Ft. Celestine Henry - Allen

In Ep 34, Antoinette is joined by her older sister @celestinerae where they discuss the complexities of their complicated relationship and offer advice on how to build strong sibling bonds. Individually, they unpack their hurt, self-sacrifice, insecurity and trauma that drove a wedge between them. However difficult and complex their pasts may have been, they offer gems on how to get to the root of the hurt and move forward toward the path of forgiveness. Join us.TRIGGER WARNING: This episode touches on topics of sexual abuse and rape. Skip 28:10 - 38:50 to bypass this topic. Music: Family Feud by Jay Z Purchase here https://music.apple.com/us/album/family-feud-feat-beyonc%C3%A9/1440935425?i=1440935869

1hr 51mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 45. You've Got The Green Light

We all know what our reg flags are, right? We're ALWAYS talking about what we don't want and how saying "No" is a thing. But we almost never talk about what we DO want. So, in episode 45, we decided to switch it up from negative to positive by focusing on our "green lights" which are all the things that make us say "YES". Join us and be sure to stay tuned to the end to catch some exclusive Around the Way Curls Affirmations. Praise Jah Rastafari Selassie.Music: "Green Light" by our Queen Beyonce. Buy Green Light herehttps://music.apple.com/us/album/green-light/296790269?i=296790881

1hr 1min

29 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 36. Oh! You're Dating Her Too?

In episode 36 we talk dating and whether or not we're doing it wrong. Single Antoinette discusses her current dating situation while Shanti reflects on her own dating patterns. Together we explore whether or not it's cool to date more than one person at a time and if so, how to navigate that while being intentional and protective of your heart. Join us. Article- Why You're Always the One Who Prepares Him For His Wife: https://www.xonecole.com/why-youre-always-the-one-who-prepares-a-man-for-his-wife/Buy Ludacris's Pimpin' All Over The World ft Bobby V here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/pimpin-all-over-the-world-feat-bobby-v/1443063770?i=1443064387

1hr 24mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 39. PorNo?

In Episode 39 we get it poppin' with porn! We reflect on our relationship to pornography and consider the good and bad of America's favorite entertainment industry. We also discuss how mercury in retrograde may be responsible for your life falling apart, Antoinette's DDD/E,F woes, white men calling wolf and how the world may be going to hell in a hand bag because China stopped buying our plastic. Join us for another uplifting episode of Around The Way Curls!Buy Oops (Oh My) by Tweet Feat. Missy Elliot here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/oops-oh-my-feat-missy-elliott/399591421?i=399591731

1hr 34mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 5 White Thanksgiving. Black Thanksgiving.

In the 5th Episode of Around The Way Curls, Antoinette & Shanti discuss their Thanksgiving experiences, the differences between “White Thanksgiving” & “Black Thanksgiving” and whether or not we should just throw the whole holiday away. Join Us.

1hr 13mins

22 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 6 Busting Windows With Jazmine Sullivan

In Episode 6, we are joined by grammy nominated recording artist and fellow Philadelphian, Jazmine Sullivan. Join in as the girls reminiscence over their 15 year friendship and talk inspiration, music, past relationships and who is really responsible for busting windows out of cars.


29 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 4 Beyonce: Friend or Foe?

Join Antoinette & Shanti in episode 4 as they argue about Beyonce. Is she simply a money making machine? Is she an authentic artist? A feminist? A human rights advocate? Can she be all of those things? Does the Flawless Queen have room to be flawed? And does it even matter?


15 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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Ep 77. Brown Sugar vs Voodoo

In episode 77 Antoinette shares how she danced away the sadness this week while Shanti shares her disdain for Marvel’s “End Game”. Together, we recap the comedic IG battles featuring our beloved uncles, Teddy Riley and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds. Finally, e end with our own battle deciding once and for all which D’Angelo album is better: Brown Sugar or Voodoo. Join us..Teddy Riley vs Babyface playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vg1XtBJ1Hh24t9y5BNxQp Link to the vibrator we discussed https://shevibe.com/fantasy-for-her-her-ultimate-pleasure-dual-oral-sex-simulator-g-spot-vibrator/Next week’s Pleasure Activism Chapter: A Timeline/Tutorial On Squirting page 189.IG: @aroundthewaycurlsCall us: (215) 948-2780‬Email us: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.comPurchase D'Angelo's Betray My Heart Count On Me herehttps://music.apple.com/us/album/betray-my-heart/950764300?i=950764330

1hr 43mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Ep 16. The Genius Of Martin Lawrence

In Episode 16, we are bringing in the first week of Black History month with an episode dedicated to the legacy of our hero, Martin and we ain't talkin about Martin Luther the King! We are instead exalting the magic of the one and only Martin Lawrence. Join us as we revisit his mainstream masterpiece, "Martin", explore his journey as an artist, and discuss the incredible impact he has made on Black culture and our lives.

1hr 2mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #20