Cover image of TAKE OFF YOUR COOL
(40)
Society & Culture

TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

By Take Off Your Cool

Society & Culture
Read more

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Look for new episodes on Mondays on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Podomatic.

Read more

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Look for new episodes on Mondays on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Podomatic.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
1
0
0
0

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
1
0
0
0

Top 10 Episode of TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

Rank #1: Episode 47: Shoot Your Shot

Sep 20 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

But some of y'all ain't scored a point.  In this episode, Major and Lise talk the tragic death of Kenneka Jenkins, Tyrese reverts back to the ashy-ness we know, Nasir and Nicki cute New Yorkness, Bow Wow's take on relationships and Kevin Hart being a target in the Bold and the Baeless, Alexis Jr., is adorable in Baby News, Kyrie is unbothered, Jemele is unbossed and Sloane is unbrought (but securing bags) in Balls and All, Must-See TV has us loving the Emmys (mostly...Sean Spicer excluded), more Virgo birthdays, Rihanna had the best week ever, and much more.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies breakdown a good formula for shooting your shot...and apparently you need to be a NASA scientist to get it right with them.  A certain university president who doesn't know that the touch and feel of cotton was the fabric of enslaved lives burned Major's biscuits. An update on Hellboy and a special girl are in the Geek Corner. Last, a woman with wings is the GRITS We Love.  Love our intro? Follow the producer @hitmanmemphis  Listen to this episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - -  Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  - - - - Nashville Happenings:  09/23 - September Jefferson St. Art Crawl  09/23 - Boom Bap @ Basement East  09/23 - Pilgrimage Music Festival  09/24 - Daybreak Nashville @ Jamaicaway Restaurant  09/24 - Jazz With A View @ Millineum Maxwell House  09/24 - Big Boi @ Marathon Music Works 

Rank #2: Episode 57: The Carters Know Her Name feat. Candice Benbow

Jan 24 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

And we know her name.  In this episode, Major and Lise talk sending Offset and Cardi B on a vacation to anywhere but social media, and Lamar needs to count his blessings and close his mouth in Bold and the Baeless, Kanye and Kim welcome home baby Chicago and Serena's scary labor is too common among Black women in Baby News, Memphis gives ZBo a warm return and why does Jesus love the Patroits so much in Balls and All, the Dems gave folks a long week and the women are still marching in Politikin', Must See TV includes Monique and Tracee securing the bag differently and The SAG Awards gave us a new mantra, Happy Birthday to Auntie Mo and the original catwoman, and we preach a word on Boaz and Yo'az in Moisturize Your Opinions.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by writer, theologian, academic and public educator Candice Benbow (@candicebenbow) to talk her Lemonade Syllabus, the walk of a grief journey, her viral 4:43 work, the ethics of love, and whether she eats savory or sweet grits.  An author and academic who keeps us connected to our Southern roots is the GRITS We Love. (@redclayscholar)  Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com - - - - Follow Our Guest @candicebenbow on Twitter, @candicebenbowwrites on Facebook  Visit her website www.candicebenbow.com - - - -  Nashville Happenings  01/26 - Just Play Game Night South Bar and Restaurant  01/27 - Boom Bap Feat. Jus Blaze  01/27 - Jefferson Street Art Crawl 02/07 - Conversation on Gun Violence in Nashville at Children's Theater      

Rank #3: Episode 54: We Gotta Have It

Dec 05 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

Or maybe not?  In this episode, Major and Lise talk living a washed life in Nashville, a princess of color, Mimi reclaiming her time and coin, Birdman and Toni are chicken and waffles and tis the season for locking it down in the Bold and the Baeless, the Harts welcome a baby boy, Balls and All celebrates Memphis ballers, Lebron's ejection and the Preds help deliver an icy proposal, Happy Plea Day for Politikin', Peace, Love and Soul was must-see TV, Jay-Z evolves in new interview, Matt Lauer is yesterday's news, Russell Simmons' decided to throw stones from a glass house, Major picks a side in the Cam'ron v. Mase beef, T-Pain tries to ruin childhoods, and much more.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss the new Netflix series, She's Gotta Have It, and whether they wanted any of Ms. Nola Darling's complicated and layered story.  Lise's biscuits are slightly toasted by body-shaming, Major is here for the King's school, the Infinity War trailer has mixed reviews in the Geek Corner, and a Georgia peach who taught us that sitting can be the best way to stand for something is the GRITS We Love.  Love Our Intro? Follow the producer @hitmanmemphis on Soundcloud  Listen to this episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - -  Follow Us on @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit Our Website www.toycpodcast.com   

Rank #4: Episode 52: Tired Tantrums

Nov 08 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

What More Do You Want From Us?  In this episode, Major and Lise promise our thoughts and actions for those lost in attacks in New York and Texas, Bold and the Baeless has Mary J's vocal leaving folks unemployed, one Braxton sister's marriage is ending and another is in taking flight with love, a film about Flint feels premature, whose vocals can honor Whitney, We Gettin' Old but American Gangster has aged well, Tina and Chrisette are not going to make choice-shaming or fetch happen, #JusticeForJazzy, why we haven't one tear to shed for a certain pizza papa, and much more. For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Tyrese's social media spiral and how emotional manipulation shows up on our timelines and in our lives.  The hypocrisy of praising Diddy while punishing Ciara burns Major's biscuits and Lise's are likewise crispy for the saints who can't let a first lady enjoy Halloween. A great new book full of historical Black girl magic and beauty queens highlighting the ugliness of abuse get our Love Offering. A cypher worthy of curating and a superhero warrior woman are everything in the Geek Corner.  A young woman leading the fifth generation of a legacy over 100 years in the making is the GRITS We Love.  Love Our Intro? Follow the producer @hitmanmemphis on Soundcloud  Listen to this episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - -  Follow Us @toycpodcat on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat  Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit Our Website www.toycpodcast.com 

Rank #5: Episode 58: Secure The Brown Paper Bag

Feb 07 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

And throw it away.  In this episode, Major and Lise talk their excitement over Nashville's Black Geek Week, the passing of a feminist icon who said you can do it and a temptation who left us with just Otis are celebrated, Bold and the Baeless has the double standard for our mayor and Kim's haters get a gift, Kylie welcomes a baby girl and we hope the Curry household gets a boy, Balls and All is Superbowl review, Kap keeping his word and revoking cookout passes, DaMita Jo deserves appreciation, the Martin reboot can get the boot, Trayvon's birthday, Mary J came through the mud to be Oscar bound, what about Mo'Nique's emails, and hometown billboards cause controversy.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss Ebony's interview with Matthew Knowles, Leslie Jones' realness about the perception of beauty and all the colorism in between.  The treatment of Black hair care products burns Lise's biscuits, and Black History Month gets extra coins in the collection plate.  Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.  Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com  - - - -  Nashville Happenings  ALL NASHVILLE BLACK GEEK EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.BLACKANTIQUITY.COM     

Rank #6: Episode 55: 2017, Bye Mane

Dec 21 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

We're Outta Here.  In this last episode of 2017, Major and Lise discuss an arrest in the murder of a Memphis legend, a destined bride, Cardi ruining your man's gifts for Christmas, Kevin's rib and sides, and more in the Bold and the Baeless, Baby Budden is here, Serena's got her own building, Maame Biney is ice cold, Charles thinks he's in charge, Kobe retires two numbers, and more in Balls and All, Politikin' sees the tide roll but Lise gives a new senator media training, Imma-roast-her is looking for her people, Happy Birthday to Cicely Tyson and our beloved self-titled, SNL is making history, Nina Simone will find herself among the greats, and much more during What Had Happened.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the year-in-review, favorite guests, moments, and what they've learned this year.  Memes that can't spell mane burn Major's biscuits and Lise is over local tastemakers ignoring Black-owned businesses. OGs in the podcast game get our homage and coins for the Love Offering. A week for Black geeks in Nashville and the power of the force are in The Geek Corner. The lovely sistahs of 'Bama are the GRITS We Love.  - - - -  Follow us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com   

Rank #7: Episode 51: Sharing Is Caring

Oct 24 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

Or is it?  In this episode, Major and Lise are back after homecoming almost took them down to talk Shaq getting on one knee, Kevin Hart wants to be paid for his pain, Chance's daughter has grammys to count, Balls and All includes Lebron's snack-ish GQ cover, Marshawn is a national treasure, two MVPs can't take the Grit or Grind, Jemele is back on the scene with the gangster lean, Pop uses his privilege for good and much more, The Mane Event was Must-See TV, a Love and Hip Hop star needs all the lotion, throwing out the whole Shad Moss, Gabrielle Union preaching the sexual reciprocity gospel, Selena finally gets a star and so much more.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies dig deep and talk the #MeToo social media moment, the impact of sharing (or not sharing) your pain publicly, and the spectrums of behavior that make pervasive sexual harassment possible.  A certain female rapper gets on every nerve in Major's neck and back, and Lise wants y'all to put some respect on Light Skin Aunt Viv's name in Burns My Biscuits. The 100th episode of The Walking Dead and a trailer filled with beautiful Blackness are in the Geek Corner. A woman from Miami-Dade with bedazzled cowboy hats might be about that life and is the GRITS We Love.  Love Our Intro? Follow the Producer @hitmanmemphis on Soundcloud  Listen to this episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - -  Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat  Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit Our Website www.toycpodcast.com 

Rank #8: Episode 56: 20SlayTeen

Jan 10 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

Time's Up For _________? In this first episode of 2018, Major and Lise bring in the new year by discussing the Bold and the Baeless including Nikki and Nas ending the relationship that never was, and Drake is still out here for everybody, a questionable housewife is expecting and one more Kardashian pregnancy is confirmed, Nashville has a reason to be excited about football in Balls and All, Must-See TV includes Atlanta returning, a massive crossover in Shondaland, Grownish and Love (or something like it) and Hip-Hop (or whatever) in Miami, Family Feud and Finessee videos have us in our feelings, Blue Ivy's birthday wishes remind us how poor we are, and much more.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Time's Up, the show of solidarity for awards season, the challenge of imperfect allyship and why American doesn't deserve Oprah in 2020 or beyond.  The year's ashy start burns Lise's biscuits, and Major says wait a minute Mr. Postman. A Tennessee woman who gives us hope and an Alabama woman who showed us what courage is are the GRITS We Love.  - - - -  Follow us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com  - - - - Nashville Happenings  01/11 - Fisk University MLK Convocation feat. Candice Benbow  01/14 - Let Freedom Sing @ Nashville Symphony  01/15 - Tenn State University MLK Convocation  01/16 - Renee Watkins Beyonce Yoga @ Hartman Park  01/18 - Power Hour Candidate Mixer by Power of 10 Pac @ WKND 01/20 - Uncork and Unwine @ Cumberland on Church    More MLK events at www.mlkdaynashville.com    

Rank #9: Episode 53 - Don't Cancel, Counsel

Nov 22 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

One man's trash is another's read.  In this episode, Major and Lise say rest in peace to the non-ashy patriarch of a Black TV family and a queen who was in charge of the girls. The ladies also discuss Serena's fairytale nuptials, the broken marriage and engagement of two supreme vocalists and more in the Bold and the Baeless, Tia has baby news, homage to wrestling's pretty boy, cool runnings in real life, the GA dome demolition, and not cancelling Gabby Douglas in Balls and All, Politikin' sees 45 find a worthy foe in a big baller, Alabama is on the fence about molestation, SNL and the AMAs were Must See TV, Baduism is 20 years old, the internet remains in tact despite Nicki's recent cover, whether Meek has to be a hero to be free, Jay-Z in the 'Ville, and much more.  A new segment is introduced, Moisturize Your Opinions, and Lise finds her own ashy spots.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk gratefulness and the difficulties of navigating the holiday.  A TN teacher who can't respect a child's religion and person burns Lise's biscuits, a game makes it fun to say don't touch my hair, the Geek Corner is full to capacity, and listeners feedback on the Sexiest Man Alive leaves us wanting more...or just anyone else.  Love Our Intro? Follow the producer @hitmanmemphis on Soundcloud  Listen to this episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - - Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat  Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com 

Rank #10: Episode 50: Queen Tings feat. 88th Miss TSU

Oct 12 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

Get Geeked! It's Homecoming Week!  In our 50th episode, Major and Lise talk first lady drama and Jhene making a Big (and permanent) statement on love, Balls and All is chalked full of news from Cam's sexism, Shannon's cigar celebration, Jerry Jones reversing on bending the knee and Jemele's suspension, Bob Corker's clapback game is strong, Blackish taught us about slavery, Bonnie and Clyde remind us We Gettin' Old, Tyrese needs a check (not social media), Nelly is a creep, Nene is deplorable, Wendy can save her tears after victim-shaming sexual assault victims, does Dove actually need lotion, lemon pepper wings brings out Black Hollywood in Atlanta, and much more.  For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by Kayla Smith (@_killak), the reigning 88th Miss Tennessee State University to talk what it is like to be a HBCU student now, how she's redefining the queen role, and why homecoming is much more than just the parties.  We also feature our Homecoming agenda. One event we want to highlight is High Society BOTTOMLESS Brunch on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @Abrasive Media. Register for the event at www.highsocietybrunch.eventbrite.com.  Love our intro? Follow the producer @hitmanmemphis on Soundcloud Listen to this Episode and others at the 2016 Nashville Winner's Circle Blog of the Year www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com  - - - -  Follow Us @toycpodcast on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat Like Us on Facebook www.facebook.com/toycpodcast  Visit our website www.toycpodcast.com