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Against The Grain

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Comedy
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Philosophy
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Against The Grain is The View with 3 black comedians.​ No topic is too real, no conversation is too controversial, nothing is off topic. Follow us as we debate, sift through the topical BS, keep it light or make it heavy. What you hear is our thoughts, just what we're feeling at the time!

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Against The Grain is The View with 3 black comedians.​ No topic is too real, no conversation is too controversial, nothing is off topic. Follow us as we debate, sift through the topical BS, keep it light or make it heavy. What you hear is our thoughts, just what we're feeling at the time!

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26 Ratings
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Great podcast!

By Best new comedy! - Jul 01 2017
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These guys are beyond entertaining. Do yourself a favor and listen.

A truly biased review

By jayneal12 - May 03 2017
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It's great. Even if you've heard it already, listening again still makes you laugh!

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
0
0
0
1

Great podcast!

By Best new comedy! - Jul 01 2017
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These guys are beyond entertaining. Do yourself a favor and listen.

A truly biased review

By jayneal12 - May 03 2017
Read more
It's great. Even if you've heard it already, listening again still makes you laugh!
Cover image of Against The Grain

Against The Grain

Updated about 15 hours ago

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Against The Grain is The View with 3 black comedians.​ No topic is too real, no conversation is too controversial, nothing is off topic. Follow us as we debate, sift through the topical BS, keep it light or make it heavy. What you hear is our thoughts, just what we're feeling at the time!

Rank #1: 16. With Ego Nwodim: Black Men Dating White Women, Sliding into DMs and Asking for Dates

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The episode we all have been waiting for. We finally get the guest we have been wanting since episode 1, as we welcome former Queen of the Week, Ego Nwodim (UCB). We talk to her about a topic we've been sitting on, black men dating white women and outside of their race. As 3 black men who have and do date white women, we have had this conversation many times and wanted to have it behind the mic with a black woman we respect and she had a lot of great things to say. After that, we chop it up about men sliding into ladies DM's and why we're scared to make definitive moves when it comes to dating. The episode we've waited for over 15 episodes, and it doesn't disappoint.

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Aug 30 2017
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #2: 15. Tina Fey and Comedy, HBO's Insecure, Our Lit Parties

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The crew welcomes back Edgar to behind the mic and we jump into some of the things he missed last week, including hairstyles and Charlottesville. We then chop it up about the so called Tina Fey controversy and outrage in comedy. Jacquis binged watched Insecure and is now caught up, so we get his thoughts on the series so far and we give our thoughts on the characters and storylines and why Carl has been #Lawerencehive. Finally we give you what would be each one of ours lit parties! We choose what 2 music acts we would have, who is going to cater the party, and what the theme will be!


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Aug 23 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #3: 3. Rachel Dolezal, What We On, and Black Moments of the Week with guest Cody Ziglar

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With special guest Cody Ziglar (UCB Comedy Podcasts Network, The 2nd Team Podcast) the crew debates on Rachel Dolezal and if she should be getting all the flack she's getting. Then we all discuss something we are currently doing, watching, or consuming in our current lives. And since we're all black, we introduce a new segment called the 'Black Moment of the Week'. By the end, Carl comes to a sad realization that he's not happy about! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 03 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: 11. With Anna Hossnieh on the Blac Chyna/Rob Kardashian Scandal, Millennials and Hip Hop, Dating Advice

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Special Guest Anna Hossnieh (Ethnically Ambiguous Podcast) joins the Jacquis, Edgar and Carl to tells us a crazy story of her being held hostage recently in the Caribbean. We then jump into the the Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian twitter and revenge porn scandal, and navigating hip hop as a millennial as we talk about a topic we've hit before, how trash Joe Budden is. Then as our first female guest, Anna gives us some dating advice, and Jacquis hits us with some relationship knowledge.

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Jul 19 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #5: 6. 2017 NBA Finals Predictions, Baseball Walk-up Music, Our 5 Year Plans

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We give our full 2017 NBA Finals Predictions between the Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors in what was supposed to be a quick segment, but turns into a MJ vs LeBron 2 on 1 argument between Carl and Jacquis and Edgar. Then we discuss if we were baseball player, what our walk up music would be, which includes some wrestling tunes, hip hop and surprisingly a country track. Afterwards, Edgar poses the question he thought of after his recent 26th birthday of where we want to be in 5 years in our lives, emotionally and socially. We also plan our first on the road Against the Grain show. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 31 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: 8. Success and its Effect on Black Art, and Lasting Relationships in Today's Culture with guest Kevin Chestnut

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In an episode that left a lot on the cutting room floor, we welcome in loyal listener Kevin Chestnut to chat with the crew about what's on our minds this week. Kevin gives us some notes on some of his favorite topics we've discussed on the show, then of course we talk about the NBA Finals fresh off a Cavs game 4 win, much to Carl's delight. We dive into a conversation about whether success and commercialism has a negative effect on black art, and we give interesting takes on why it's not. Lastly, Edgar wonders if we are still capable of having long relationships in today's society and culture like our parents and grandparents use to have. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 14 2017
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #7: 14. Our Black Hairstyles, The Events of Charlottesville with Special Guest Ishmel Sahid

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While Edgar takes an episode off to make the people laugh on stage, we invite special guest Ishmel Sahid (UCB, White Women) to chop it up with the crew. We talk about our hairstyles growing up, that covered braids, afros, S-curls, too much grease, and Carl's current baldness. We then jump into a topic weighing heavy on our minds with the events of Charlottesville and White Supremacy. We get heavy and talk about the issues facing us with our enemies and our allies. We're back and even though we don't have our resident white culture black boy behind the mic, we still go Against The Grain.

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Aug 16 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #8: 7. The NBA Finals Recap (Game 1-2)

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Carl, Edgar and Jacquis go ahead and dedicate an entire episode to a topic they could and usually do talk about for hours. The NBA and basketball. We recap the first 2 games of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavilers. We talk LeBron and Kevin Durant, if the Cavs have a chance at all, and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team vs the 2016-17 Warriors. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 07 2017
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #9: 9. Artists Interviews, Whack Things We Do, Our Queens and Black Moments of the Week

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After a 2 week hiatus, the crew is back! We catch up on our past two weeks that included a trip to New York for the Del Close Marathon Comedy Festival. We touch on NBA Free Agency, then jump into a conversation about whether artists have an obligation to give good interviews after the Migos and Joe Budden interview at the BET Awards. Jacquis has a black republican view on it while Edgar depends on these type of interviews for insight. We talk about things we do in private that we don't tell many people about because of how whack it is. And in what was supposed to be our black moments of the week, we then jump into an impromptu segment started by Edgar naming our black queens of the week.

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Jul 05 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #10: 13. The Hometown Show

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It's the Hometown Show! The crew jumps into the pod interviewing each other about each other's hometowns and upbringing. Jacquis, from Chicago, IL, talks about his favorite foods, crazy stories growing up in a dangerous neighborhood and everything Chi-town. Then Edgar tells us of growing up in Yonkers, New York, a place where his pops survived a gunshot to the head and his mom moved them from to the border of the country in McAllen, Texas. We end with Carl telling us about living with his family in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We learn of crazy misfortunes in his family's history and him being moved to his second hometown of Los Angeles without him knowing and the origins of the Carl we all know and love. We learn each others perfect day, and much more.

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Aug 02 2017
1 hour 36 mins
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