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TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

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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.

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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.

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46 Ratings
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Best ever

By BrittyMo - Oct 05 2017
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Listening as I drink my morning tea. This podcast always gives me what I need.

Be cool

By Theejameson - Aug 11 2017
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Great podcast with very distinctive points of view

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
1
0
0
0

Best ever

By BrittyMo - Oct 05 2017
Read more
Listening as I drink my morning tea. This podcast always gives me what I need.

Be cool

By Theejameson - Aug 11 2017
Read more
Great podcast with very distinctive points of view
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TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

Updated 7 days ago

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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.

Episode 67: Don't Feed The Trolls

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Let. Them. Starve.

In this episode, Major and Lise talk basic math when it comes to Memphis and Nashville, Jhene putting it all on the gram, how Wendy is doing and Issa's ring and things in the Bold and the Baeless, Dwyane's last dance, Tiger's redemption, and Beyoncé passing on Reebok in Balls and All, Politikin' sees many firsts for the Chi's new mayor, Lise is obsessed with Seeking Sister Wife, Kim K is legal but not blonde, and much more in What Had Happened Was.

A new book about job transitions gets a spotlight.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the passing of Nipsey Hussle reminds us all to continue the marathon, but don't feed the trolls during the race.

Lise has flowers for the Essence Fest and its lineup, and Major is proud of an icon living for the Love Offering.

The ladies are excited for Richard Wright's vision on screen, capturing the cosmos, #DemThrones, and the new streaming service coming for your coins.

A jazz legend in the making from the land of golden sunshine is the GRITS we love.

To purchase, "F*ck This Job: The Art of Transition" by Dr. Erica Jones, visit https://www.amazon.com/CK-This-Job-Art-Transition/dp/1731207115.

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Apr 17 2019
1 hour 42 mins
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Episode 66: R.A.B.G.A.F.B.A.N.

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Y'all actin' up.

In this episode, Major and Lise are back in this year. Won't you celebrate with us?

We give our condolences to one of favorite new rappers and two souls whose broken hearts didn't heal after mass shootings. In the Bold and the Baeless, we recognize the Lady of the Rings and her Yankee boo, and we celebrate the Chance at holy matrimony. Baby News is adorable as always. Balls and All sees the Lake show break King James' playoff legacy, Shaq joins a problematic papa's business, March doesn't have Major mad, and Drake does a big flex. Politikin' has Lise's attention on a small time mayor with big time policy ideas and why the Mueller report is good news for the country (maybe...possibly). The Confessions album and the tour of *this* millennium are covered in We Getting Old. Plus, a beloved R&B singer and folks who don't understand basic manners get oiled in Moisturize Your Opinions.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the recent federal college scandal has us reflecting on our own journey in college and what privileges we had in that journey.

Love Offerings are given to up-and-coming female rappers who are killing the game and a show that reminds us to live, work, and pose.

The real Ann Atwater, subject of an upcoming film, is the GRITS that we love as we finish out Women's History Month.

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Mar 28 2019
2 hours 20 mins
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Episode 65: What'd We Miss?

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Yawn! Not much to see here.

Major and Lise return to the internet set ablaze, but everything's fine. We remember the life of Trayvon Martin, Precious Harris and the bold leader of the house of Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld. The Bold and the Baeless has a seat at the red table, GQ features South Central Love, Lise ships an Oscar winner and an Avenger, Don't Date Wale and our hearts go out to Diddy. Mazel to a new dad and blessings to a child of Destiny in Baby News. Balls and All has free-throws and tragic cornrows, Queen Serena's new commercial, and the unfortunate arrest of a recent Superbowl champion. The ladies also talk the chemistry between Bruno and Cardi, all the great new music, Grace owning the catwalk and the mysteries of Neverland.

Let's Talk About It Sis is back and the #WorstBlackHistoryMonthEver needed all the oils and butters.

A Love Offering goes out to two Southern Black womenpreneurs, and a YouTuber whose channel is treasure trove of vocals and joy.

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Mar 06 2019
2 hours 50 mins
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Episode 64: Immature v. Insecure

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Whew chile...

Major and Lise are back with a new episode to talk the passing of a lion of the senate, an incredible talent in hip hop and a queen who healed our souls. In the Bold and the Baeless, we hope Nicki cancels her tickets to the Safaree, the Jordans are wearing us out, and DL Hughley overshares. Baby news sees the introduction of a little Cali girl, Lance Gross' gorgeous little boy, and destiny's children welcoming another star. For Balls and All, Lise is here for Lebron's Lake Show, OBJ secured the bag for himself and others, Serena is the GOAT despite the haters, and ESPN lost a real one. Politkin' has us excited for races in Georgia and Florida, Omarosa is a case study in Black woman rage, and 45 reaches a new low. The ladies also discuss Must See TV, Virgo Season, a Legend becoming a EGOT, and much more.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the confrontation between Nicki and Cardi and how immaturity and insecurity keeps us bound and in conflict with others.

Lise's biscuits are burned by folks shaming hard-working people, Major has a love offering after her domestic tour, and all the Black girl magic across the September covers gets a moment.

A very special teacher and mother who gave us and generations of students so much is the GRITS we very much love.

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Sep 18 2018
2 hours 1 min
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Episode 63: Breathing While Black

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This is America?

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the happenings around Nashville, Lise's favorite sandy spots in Cali, and a South Memphis vet gives back to baristas and a future Tiger secures all the bags in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. In the Bold and Baeless, 2Chainz gets on one knee and on Lise's nerves, Cousin Tiffany needs media training, Fab goes to court and Emily B accompanies him, and more. Jhene and her mini-me is adorable, Tristan is still trash and one of the Mowry twins welcomes a girl in Baby News. Lebron's reign continues, Chef Curry is back in the kitchen and Charles and Shaq on tv talking like its just them in Balls and All. For Politikin', one of our girlfriends talks with our favorite first lady and Nashville had some historic elections. The ladies talk their Met Gala favs and flops, Jada's vibrant red table, and more in What Had Happened.

Let's Talk About It Sis covers recent stories around police being called on Black and Brown folks for having the audacity to inconveniently exist and whether this really is America.

People treating all millennials like kids burns Lise's biscuits. Major's Love Offering goes to a literary icon who died telling our stories. In a galaxy far, far away, Cardi's voice is everything for the Geek Corner. And mamas are the GRITS We Love.

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May 16 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Episode 62: Free-Thinking Ain't Free

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Ain't That Bout A...

In this episode, Major and Lise are finally back! The ladies talk Nashville Happenings, not so many LA happenings and the fun of May in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. What had happened includes honoring the victims of the Waffle House Shooting and a real American hero, Baby News sees a painful pattern keep up with the Kardashians, Cardi is ready for smoke after labor and a prince is born, Balls and All has a baller overcoming odds to soar with Seahawks, Politikin' covers an epic week in the Twitterverse and no one can make Kanye great again.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Lise and Major bask in the afterglow of Beychella and talk about the performance's connection to their own HBCU experiences.

All hope is lost in the Geek Corner. The TOYC Tribe gets a special love offering. And a Spelmanite woman is the GRITS We Love.

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May 03 2018
1 hour 43 mins
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Episode 61: Not Good At Goodbye

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Girl, bye. 

In this episode, Major and Lise congratulate Music City heros for one year of P.R.E.A.M., Hardly Home Always Reppin' sees several state champions, a Memphis State legends is back, natural cuties gather, and a button brigade promotes inclusion, respect goes to a MC with flava (in ya ear), a thinker whose mind knew no bounds, and an impressive young man is among those lost in Austin. The Bold and the Baeless sees Jhene collecting her birthday tings, Snapchat loses major coins for petty jokes, Prince Harry is ready to share the wealth, and more. Cardi has some baby news and Blue outbids Tyler Perry like a bawse. Balls and All is madness and includes a theory about a land before time. Miranda for Governor in Politikin'. Happy Birthdays go out to our fav mama, a queen, and a glowy (and cultured) domestic. Bruno Mars and the neverending Twitter thread continues, Beyonce and her opener demand our coins, DJ Envy came for a strong brand, and more.

Major has lotion to moisturize the opinions of a certain Kardashian mommy-to-be.  

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the bittersweet nature of sayin goodbye. 

Queens just like us and a film experience we'll never forget get a love offering. 

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Mar 21 2018
1 hour 33 mins
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Episode 60: The Award Goes To...

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You. So, take it! 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Rick Ross' health scare, third time being a charm for Idris, Mary wasn't going to let a hater ruin her golden weekend, Safaree is doing humanitarian work, the price for the Martin reboot was too high, and more in The Bold and The Baeless, Baby News includes a tiny Sza fan, Stormi on our timeline, Khloe's gender reveal, and an adorable girl gets a royal visit from the Queen, DWade plays for a Parkland fan, Golden State does championship community service, a combine performance inspires, NASCAR has new ownership, and a trailblazer leads the Mavericks in Balls and All, whether anyone works at the White House and a mayor is politikin' for friendlier skies in Alabama, Must See TV includes the Oscars, a special moment in This Is Us, and SKB on SNL, Happy Birthday wishes to Ms. Badu, baddie Lupita, and two local stars who prove age ain't nothing but a number, RuPaul's dragging, and more. 

The ladies discuss Mo'Nique one last time in Moisturize Your Opinions.

An attempt to set it off burns Major's biscuits. Love offerings are given to a parade in celebration of Black joy and the investment made in girls through our #AWITChallenge fundraising. And we have watched, from the mountains, the internet's #MBakuChallenge in the Geek Corner. 

An advocate, activist, and womanist and a Southern girl with a love of reading are the two GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

3/8 - Moves and Grooves Art Splash Gala 

3/8 - Jeezy at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium 

3/10 - Prom Dress Giveaway with Sigma Gamma Rho 

3/14 - Alvin Ailey Company at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center

3/14 - Women's Day on the Hill 

3/17 - Paragon Social Club Presents Black Love @paragonsocialclubnashville 

Mar 07 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Episode 59: Spoiler Alert

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It ain't safe. It ain't safe. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are fresh off the plane from Wakanda. A new segment, Hardly Home But Always Reppin', sees hometown heroes who protect the king, strive for olympic gold and have the range. We hope #NeverAgain after the tragedy in Parkland, FL. Bold and the Baeless sees Lupita and Michael BAE Jordan making us take bets on their hookup, Jamie Foxx is a big Dawson's Creek fan, Taraji put some respect on her boo's name, and more. We saw Ciara's baby on the apps we already have and Jason needs to put it in a love song in Baby News. Balls and All has a woman out of bounds and a man who needs to sit down. The Obama portraits are contemporary and controversial in Politikin'. Ice-T turns 60 and RiRi is going to be unstoppable in her 30s. All this and so much more in What Had Happened. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Black Panther. It is a smooth forty minutes of all the feels and spoilers. You've been warned. 

Major's biscuits are burnt by folks who won't let others geek out and Lise is here for folks getting their coins back from Uncle Sam. Love offerings abound for Aubrey's charity, Nashville podcasters of color coming together, and the OGs of The Read. The Geek Corner is already excited for Ava's masterpiece, and you should be too. An epic poem about T'Challa's kingdom gets a spotlight. 

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Feb 22 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Bonus Episode: Black Panther (feat. Nashville Podcasters)

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Long live the kings and queens. 

In this bonus episode, Major and Lise are joined by some of your favorite #NashvillePodcast fam to talk Black Panther and what it means to them. 

Check out www.blackantiquity.com for great BHM Nashville events! 

We are joined by the following podcasts: 

Area 21 Podcast (0:01 - 10:30)

IG: @area21podcast 

www.area21podcast.com

Full Sports Press Podcast (10:30 - 22:30)

IG: @fullsportspress

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCujHixUtO4No58e_yi3ICXJQ

Queens Like Us Podcast (22:30 - 35:30)

IG: @queenslikeus_

www.queenslikeus.net

The Scenario Radio Show (35:30 - 46:45)

IG: @thescenarioradioshow 

FB: www.facebook.com/thescenarioradioshow

Take Off Your Cool Podcast (46:45 - 1:05:00)

IG: @toycpodcast 

www.toycpodcast.com

Two Dead Chicks Podcast 

IG: @twodeadchicks 

www.twodeadchicks.com

The Wolves Podcast 

IG: @wolvespod

FB: www.facebook.com/wolvespod 

The Lab Nashville 

IG: @thelabnashville 

www.thelabnashville.com 

Feb 12 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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