18 Burst results for "Akilah Hughes"
"akilah hughes" Discussed on Glowing Up
"It's classic literature like it's about a guy who like like literally at one point I think he loses an arm. I'm like. Is that what Farewell Arts? You've gotta be kidding. This is to we'll. Be Back there Miss Ernest Hemingway. Which is the book where like the character like is missing his deck from war? I feel like that must be well to arms. Is it for arms? There's one it could be the man in the whatever it is. I want to be that whatever well. He's not in it, but it's the one from HBO About Him and Gal Horn, or whatever they also have a shitty relationship. Lots of stuff. Lots of war torn dude. I'm snoozing at these old male honors. So, she would get bored when her husband was writing and she hates. She detested that he worked at all and would always constantly interrupt him when he was working, and he hated that she was like dissatisfied, addicted to sleeping pills. Like hates all his friends and this I love. She tried to get back into ballet at twenty-seven. She's like okay. have nothing going on like I had some promises Valerie now I'm just going to get back into it. Her husband was like is a waste of time. Don't do which is like I don't give a shit. Fuck you. She worked eight hours a day on her ballet. She got really good. She even got like admitted to some cool dance. Lycee or something and she said no I. Don't get why she's like I. Don't sell out I WANNA do this. On my own damn. Sad she was dissatisfied, but you had so many skills, and then she and then pretty much for the rest of her life, she was in and out of sanitariums, diagnosis, a schizophrenic move from hospital hospital in Europe. She spent the rest of her life and I quote in various stages of mental distress. And became violent and reclusive, ultimately dying in a sanitarium fire. What so? She? Just happened. What does she was on? Fire. I'll tell you. She was waiting for electroshock therapy like in a waiting room the highest. Kit. As I do I have to hop off i. mean you know I gotta be? Kitchen fire started. It spread rapidly through the sanitarium when she was one of nine women that died. That's horrible. Someone got shocked to be on fire, and then everyone died and that subsequent fire. It's just a shame life. It's it's female. Creativity stifled by a toxic husband. I'm afraid that that's what's going to happen to me like it hasn't been in relationships with like men who like I mean. This was before I had anything. So I'm like maybe I have a sense of self now, but it's just like. I would be like so interested in making youtube videos or like. Like writing something and they'd be like. That's stupid to spend time with me. And then I was like okay. Nothing's going to happen for me. And then I finally like get dumped by them of course, and then their life goes nowhere like completely like stagnated at age twenty three and I'm like Oh, it with all of the time at my fingertips I was able to everything. Like wire minute, Hindrance Keila Let. This be a lesson to all the women listening yeah! If you're man is working distractive until he pays attention to. You just wasted time, don't. Waste his damn. Don't ever let your grumpy et husband and his lame friends. Distract you from your dreams. Go be a ballerina. Goby, a ballerina to go to your paintings make bad youtube video on your own time. I think there's a lady Gaga quote from back in the day. That applies here. That's like. Don't give up on your dreams like your dreams. Are never going to wake up one day until you. They don't love you anymore. Like focus on those dreams you know Gaga did it. We can do it, too exactly on that note guys. This is been. One of the beautiful recordings life. Every time like I feel like every time we talk in. It is not often. It is like a soul cleansing experience. I feel renewed. I feel like tonight. I'm GonNa play the best animal crossing of my life after talking to us. Like. I'm across these animal. mission. Yes turnips today. Roll up to Elijah Woods island or whatever be like. Yes, exactly a White House, and what are you settling your? Four. What's the? What's the good price today? What are we get and it'd be like? Maybe know you what, but you'll think about having CYBERSEX. Broke my controller broken through into the ocean. fucking this game, just saying I did I not open your mind. I mean I definitely feel closer to that black. Mirror episode, but I don't think it's happening yet. I will breach the barrier. Akilah..
"akilah hughes" Discussed on Glowing Up
"I really should ashamed to say that like the closest I came to. Cooking put Chili on a baked potato like it's really. Really Really, Dr I will say I, was so into cooking the first like two months, and now I just can't even find them I. Don't know who I was. What I was thinking I'm like. Take out all the way again. I get it I don't I I. Get it yeah. ORDERING WILL I. Don't know there's like a there's lots of bowls in Los Angeles so as a new Angelina I've had a bunch of different kinds of bulls. I've had like a rice. Girl Yeah I'm like everything that comes, we'll just like. Tell me what ethnicity this bowl supposed to taste. Always, let me. The Greek bowl the. The tai-bo I'm getting bowls. When the bull comes out, unhinged jar like a snake. And just try to create a clear path between the bull and my mouth, if I can get it at a downward angle gravity, and just the ball is want to go straight. Yeah I just WANNA. House most the bowl into me like comes. Smoking. The bull it so not to get into to. A place, but it's very johnette grade. There's a bowl and like the female brain where it's like it's it's. It's very bionic. Meaning vaginal as opposed to. And, it's something about it. It's like from us to dust from bowl to women. It's nice like the ball was created as female food vehicle. I can't explain it, but there's something very generate a ball and a woman. They go together. I'm realizing like I don't ever need to have plates again. Like when I give food I'm like I run out of bowls like the only reason I'm doing something dishes like I got forks and spoons for days, but these plates are just lasting in the bowls are not so. Both foods are the way they should just sell more bowls. Recently bought this year. Which is like change? The game is I bought. Like bold bowls. Think with Google me out. Because you have your bowls. It's like for cereal for pursue, but I bought like the wider, but still yes, tall ole, and it's like made for you. Know a rice bowl and it so it has made my life so much more gourmet. Seeming I got like five dollars a crane barrel. So dame changer it really does like elevate. Anything that you order? To have like decent foods like just bowl I, mean both. Me Says. It's kind of like a like A. Common like how yes? All the whole lab Martin Short for something right? It's like even the Bulls. Agree that like that's A. that's a real battle. That's the bowl that's put in the work. You can't flack that Bowl Bowl deserves to be here if any bold. Well my favorite thing is when I make a big fat fucking salad, which is a goto quarantine with mine. I bring out the mixing bowl I make those salads and I'm solo going to town on like a mixing bowl full of Salad Depraved, it's very honestly the first time I went to a salad place that like where they chop it in front of you and stuff like so I guess twenty twelve, I don't know something like that. I remember being like that's a big as bowl like that seems like a lot of food, and then it eventually squish down into the plastic bowl. You know and I'm like. Oh, like I can eat a giant bowl I want. It gave me or yes, you could do anything like it felt weird not to finish a giant bowl. No No, no no I could put back easily a trough, a trough full of Sal. Is like a two hour endeavor, but you can finish it. You get there easily, you guys. Okay. ACCUA kid we we. Do Segment sometimes on this show..
"akilah hughes" Discussed on Glowing Up
"That's right. They're here, too. I mean they're they're here in spirit there with US esther I'm so excited. This is our first episode of the relaunched glowing up with guest I know. She couldn't be more perfect and just like US great. She's prolific. She's an author. She's an actress a writer. She's a luminary host of Daily News podcast on crooked media. That I listened to all the time she is, so she's so smart so amazing. I just have to. I'm freaking Akilah us. Well I. I'M GONNA start crying at the call. My therapist back on the others would be like we have more to talk about. I'm just exhausted by all that you do. I'm like how this you're so accomplished. Honestly I'm like I feel like my body is just like trying to like. It's like you look him up this top I. Mean I, don't feel accomplished I. Feel like I am very much in process in progress, and all of those things I just I. Don't know we all do a lot of stuff. Though come on, you all have multiple shows and things that you're selling and murder. No rethink. Yes, you do. I I will lead to what you said. You're just like in progress like we're just always in progress I like that 'cause there's yes. Why feel accomplished feeling? Right at the end of my life I'm going to be like damn. There was one more thing. One more thing, yes, I'm GONNA go. GET SOGGY BREDOW. I'm. I'm. On my weight, becoming a low of delicious, sour dough, bread, but Right now I'm wet dough. I I wasn't aware that wet dough became bread. What's we saw yesterday read one book. No The bread book you know the one read one book. You know you know the buck? Can I start this episode with a major bombshell? Yes. I'm. Wearing. A diaper. This is bold and I'm concerned. I I have my period I have diapers. I'm like I'm just going to give this a try. Not It's cove in nineteen season can I just. Why not just Kinda say something. Oh. Yeah We're recording on Friday July. Seventeenth which happens to be the day that your comedy central special comes out. This should be the day that you are. You are firing on all cylinders. You're confident. You're beautiful. You've worked toward this your whole professional life and you get on zoo. Me That you've given up and you're wearing a diaper. Yeah. Something's not adding up. That's a fair. That's a fair take. look at day to the period. I just wanted to i. went to to Dayglo Coffee Shop this yet but I'm doing a limited edition collaboration with of my most amazing Latino drink. It's called. The ice taught for my name. is you guessed it half coconut, milk, half, oat, milk, and a little bit of some kind of shrub vinegar, and it's so good, and I was my first big adventure out in Cova and I was like well. Why not wear the diaper? What were the pants that were with the diversity skirt? Like what? How do you obscure the diaper fashion? I mean. Was it a skirt ACCUSA? Me that. You know they were sweatpants. ooh! Okay sweatpants, actually the move for debris. I totally out! How did I not realize? Had How flattering they are! They add little booty to you and they since your ways. Just. They don't add upper booty. The AD, lower booty which relies not the kind of booties you want. dumpy diaper! Who Versatile I know that you're a lying little pussy, and you have a pissed or shit in the diaper true. I know you I know that you're just doing this for a bit. And why don't you circle back pissing shitting the diaper and then then? The coffee drink and tell us tell tell people. Like something smells wild and hear what's going on. Is it that girl? I'm really starting to worry that. The diaper is not good. Press for the coffee. You think. They denounced. It's keep dreaming. I'm sorry to everyone. It's like so sad that this copy shop put their their weight, and they're like force behind this cool new coffee drinker like pardoning. Fun Young Comedian Esther like she's really great this and that and then you're out there. Saying like talking about how you're wearing a dumpy old diaper. It's like I feel bad for them and honestly comedy set. Like. This is not what they signed up for. LISTEN OFF! I. Thank you. Bethany. That phrase famously does not apply to diaper this. Actually saying Argh, present except diapers, really like the the context of the clerk. Know my esther, you filthy bitch and I know that you have things I. Know You have period underwear? Two thanks are. The ones I've had are too tight and they leak. I've only blood through my pants when I've worn thanks, a diaper is like thick and fluffy, and you're not really leaking through. These are made to help hold. Homemade marshmallow. Don't thick and fluffy me. It's a fucking diaper. Diaper sounds like somebody's diaper. Meet somebody hungry. Jealous. Okay. Let's. Don't know how to reorient. Have this diaper prologue personal I think he got news. Brought to you by pampers on your covert Aaron's. We're GONNA. Get a call. That's like guys like glossy dropped out daily. But like great news here, Adult Diaper Company is really interested.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"Not. You're well aware. These aren't practical professions to pursue. Even though you've never been sure what you WanNa do with your life. You're not really in any hurry so he tried college for a semester. But it's not for you over the next year you struggle to find direction your scattered not focused. You can't concentrate. You have to get out of the funk you've been living in and figure out what to do with the rest of your life you take a slew of odd jobs house painter. We stir shocker bartender. You pass the time with dumb jokes. What did the bartender asked Charles Dickens? When he ordered a Martini Oliver. Twist take more jobs. Salesclerk waiter paralegal what lawyers wear to court lawsuits. Apparently lawyers don't appreciate your humor under the next. You give each job your all your diligent punctual always with a smile. Always ready for a challenge. You try door to door. Vacuum cleaner salesman turns out bad. The company wants you to push the top of the line vacuum cleaner which costs about one hundred dollars more than the regular one but other than a light on the front. They're pretty much identical. What the hell do I need? A light on my vacuum cleaner for That's so you can vacuum at nights and not wake up the family by turning on the lights the woman smiles and buys the expensive model. She has a better sense of humor than the lawyers. Or She's gullible doesn't matter you made. The sale after selling vacuums gets boring. You land a job as an employment counsellor after all. Who would know more about finding a job than you? You've had fourteen of them since high school. Employment counsellor lasts two and a half months record for you. If anyone's counting your brother's been drifting from job to job to it's hard to survive on just band gigs alone. He tries writing. He's pretty good at comedy writing. You've always looked up to your big brother and copied him as a kid. And your pretty funny. You think you try your hand at writing to. You're not bad at it and you enjoy it. Maybe a writing will get you noticed. Talked ABOUT FAMOUS. Even being famous would be fun. Maybe someday you can be a movie star. You'll consider that stuff later some day. Maybe if the writing doesn't pan out you start to read your writing out loud coffee houses. Procrastination isn't the problem. It's the solution so procrastinates now. Don't turn off the crowds like you. You're relatable and you enjoy the attention having fun and your writings getting better. I read somewhere where you only use ten percent of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish it. We use the other sixty percent U M C events. Start making a name for yourself around town. You're not making much money but you feel like you're onto something. Maybe it'll become famous after all you pour your energy into writing making it. Big as a well known writer would make you happy. They must people seem so happy. They're always smiling right years of eating ramen noodles and shopping at goodwill help you survive on writers income but eventually it pays off by the time you were thirty eight. You've become pretty successful. You buy a nice house a fancy car and then you land a dream project your project a once in a lifetime. Geic want to know who you are. Here are three clues. You were born in Louisiana. You're known for always being on time. And you've won the Presidential Medal of freedom to hear the rest of this episode of imagined. Life the advocate and to find out who you are subscribed to imagine life from laundry on Apple podcasts. Wherever you're listening to this or find the link in the episodes..
"akilah hughes" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"It not GONNA do that so. I think I'm here but it has also like just personally on a much smaller inconvenience sort of way. Been Rolling around my own mind have like. Oh this could have been done separately. This was just a choice and I do think that this is going to change the way we do. Work in business and education and our civic duties like voting. Everything is affected because we've realized that we didn't even have a plan. There was no contingency plan for anything like this happening and what we're realizing is like. Yeah anything could happen. That would require people to vote by mail. Anything could happen. That would require someone who can no longer get to the office for whatever reason to need a strong connection and software that you know isn't breaking the Bank to talk to people and so truly do believe that this is going to be one of the hardest lessons. Humanity has learned definitely in the twenty first century but it will also change the way we do business forever like. I think that like the economy. Coming back we'll far more likely be invested in technology. That accounts for our mess up then the things that are going out of business that are you know maybe more frivolous like. Maybe we don't all need a GOPRO. Maybe what we need is like the Internet to work in Rural Areas. So kids can still learn stuff whether or not in the classroom. Like it's just it's it's wild to me that there have been people sounding the bell on this forever and they've been made to seem like they're whining or complaining or asking for something extra when the reality is we've always needed it and here's a great example of a time. We need it. We didn't have it. Yeah and has benefits for. Everybody has benefits if you are raising children at home. It has benefits that if you are disabled and you WanNa go to college and you want to do. Your degree has benefits that if you get sick and has benefits for the world if you are a migrant and want to study in a safe space or if English isn't your first language that all of us on translation tools are available to you but I just hope that those who historically and continue to have power who have had to fluctuate and swivel in their thinking in their way of working. Continue to do so that we don't allow the return of the way in which we were. In this case I guarantee Akilah. It has been such a joy and a real privilege genuinely speaking with you and I hope that the next time I'm in Los Angeles I can convince you to meet me not to go rollerblading because let's not go wild here. I won't be doing that. Maybe we can do coffee in your new home when it finally becomes home. Yes I would love that and thank you again for having me. It has just been a breath of fresh air to speak to someone so active in all of this and so open and understanding to just all the shit that's going on it is wonderful to speak with you. Thanks again. I loved speaking to a it was just such a thought provoking conversation and in this. Pandemic you tease. You're on the boundary of feeling powerless wanting to be productive wanting to mind yourself. And those who are vulnerable around you and it's just this metaphor hurricane of destruction your own self in in your own head and Achilles tools to do better not in a way to perform to the world for yourself was just genuinely incredible. Next week I'm talking to Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute Lonnie Bunch Houston brilliant work to increase visibility in museums around the US especially in his role as director of the National Museum of African American history and culture. He is one of my favorite people on the planet and I love his view on the importance of museums to diverse stories even in the digital age or are now much more comfortable receiving digital content at all ages. So what does that mean for these institutions? I believe very strongly that museums will never be what they need unless a diverse array of people not only go but on feel that they are that. This is off as you rarely recall. I often the african-american Museum. My last comments welcome. Because that's what I want. People think about cultural institutions. I want him to be your second. All this week's person you should know is again not just one individual of one of the things that I have been most moved by are the people who are moving country. Maybe coming home from Australia. I'm returning to Ireland to sign on and be part of the health service again using their qualifications for the betterment of the country even our own prime minister here in Orland. His background is as a doctor and he signed up again to the Medical Council. Volunteers time and answer phones. I friends who've come home from Canada abandoned their jobs in another country and are stepping up to the mark. And I don't think it has to be in the roles of a teacher or a doctor but I am so admiring and grateful to the people who are stepping outside of themselves and doing more abandoning whatever dream that they had for themselves putting it on hold in this time to ensure that they can cater to others as me with. Sinead is a lemonade media original and executive produced by Jessica Kramer Assistant produced by Claire Jones. An edited by Ivan Cure. F- music is by Jerome Rankin. Our sales and distribution partners Westwood one. If you've liked what you've heard don't be shy. Tell your friends or listening. 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"akilah hughes" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"Then still have questions all day every day from people that are like but bad is it. It's bad yeah also taking a distance to it when it is your work but figuring out the rest bite that you need that. You're not paying for therapy but exactly. I mean that's exactly right and so I try not to start my day on my phone. Although I will say the past few days I've been guilty of that. I try to start by reading chapter in a book or you know sitting in the yard for just a second to like remember that there is sun and error. I could be so much worse off in that. How lucky mind only be asked to stay home while also just you know putting the pressure on myself to stay informed because like people do deserve to hear from a trusted news source like they deserve to hear. Someone like. Who's still disinformation. Who's trying to make it easier to understand and so you know just trying to fulfill that duty while also not losing my mind. I will say that my diet has gone to trash and I think that like my mental health has suffered in so far as like. I probably shouldn't have sour patch kids for several meals a day. Like it's not. It's not a good look. I disagree that this thesis. I think you can have them for every meal but I'm finding it difficult like as somebody who uses the Internet for work who likes to keep informed. I'm finding some of the Internet really difficult at the moment. Not just the constant news I feel like I just wait for like an Irish press conference and then there's one from Spain and then there's figures from Italy and then it's from the US. But I find some of the social commentary particularly the flippant and ablest social commentary that exists online and on the Internet really difficult so I have started knitting mostly because it keeps my phone out of my hands because of I have a knitting needle on each hand. Can't be scrolling and I'm hoping it's going to help me to sleep so I- consume the news. When I need to I avoid the hot takes and I am making a scarf because when I eventually remove myself from the cocoon of my home probably July slash November will need a scarf honestly like I'm so mad. I got into video games like I don't know when I first moved here because I kind of had the same problem of just. There's too much news and I don't have much of a life outside of it until I was playing this video game. Zelda breath of the White House and I beat the game which is Great. But it's like the only video game I've ever found. That was long enough and difficult enough that I could spend two hundred hours doing it and like using both hands that I couldn't focus on phone and now I'm done. It's just too hard started again. Everyone's telling me I gotTA DO POKE HIM ON. Sword and shield. So maybe I'll start it. Yeah it has to be compelling enough because I've already bought too many video games that I'm like I'm I'm out like two. We'll be back just after this break. Hey there we talk a lot on as me about what? It's like to live in our guests bodies and today I want to tell you about a podcast called imagined life where you get a chance to experience that sort of on each episode of imagined life. You'll step into the shoes of someone who has faced great adversity to overcome the odds and ultimately create a positive impact on our world. In this immersive journey. You'll be given clues to your identity but only at the last minute we find out who you are. The show is really hard to describe imagined. Life is something you just have to hear to fully understand or it's well worth a listen at the end of our episode today after the asthma. Credits we'll be playing a clip from the imagine life episode entitled the Advocate and what you'll face judgment and prejudice but you'll transcend into someone who fights for the rights of others. You'll be regarded as one of the most likeable people on the planet and to top it off you win. The Presidential Medal of freedom imagine life from wondered it's engaging educational and fun imagined life stick around after today's as episode to find out who you are. What's it like it can lead to live in your body? I think living in my body is somehow too heavy and two light at the same time in that. I think that there's a lot that I carry with me because of my past experience I've had lots of health issues in my own life and so you know there's scar tissue and there are things that I can't physically do anymore and there are things that you know. I still don't have an answer for in a like holistic body since and that's all physical and then I think on the other hand. There is a bit of feeling disposable and small in whatever else but also like I think that like the mental part of that is being like. I'm not afraid of those things. I'm not hindered by those things. I have other strengths and value and I'm not the some of what other people think about me anymore which I think as a kid you have to unlearn those sorts of things and so now in adulthood. I think that I enter a room as myself with sort of teflon skin of whatever people think about me just rolling off but I'm also my own protector and so I think there's just a weight to that to that you know I. It's hard to explain. It's I think it's the plate of being like a black woman in America and in a world that has never really prioritized even taken an extra second to look at and think about. I think it may be hard to know and to say but I think you've articulated that beautifully and already powerful way. Thank you thanks. I appreciate it. I'm like Gosh I'm going to be thinking about the rest of the day. Well if you have further comments you're welcome to DM but what gives you hope? I think what's given me hope. So one part of it is in a pandemic like this I. I do find hope in the fact that people are largely staying home and keeping their distance and realizing that like there is a greater. Good I think for the longest time especially since like twenty sixteen. It's been really hard for me to believe that other people like in in a large group. I guess believe that there is like a community goal. You Know I. I thought that we were all sort of just everybody for themselves and like this whole idea of looking out for one. Another has completely become archaic. And we're just all want monsters running from room to room asking for things and what this has shown me that there are people in lots of them who have people they care about and they are willing to take a break and they're willing to step back and they're willing to Do what is required. I guess to protect others and so there is something calming about that. Like sitting in my House. I read a tweet about it but you know like I sit in my house and feel super isolated or I can realized like all those empty places that I'm seeing our love that is love personified like. That's what we can look at is. An Empty Park is a family. Saying we'RE NOT GONNA take our kids out because they've all this energy today because we don't WanNa touch something potentially get sick or pass this onto someone else and so. I think that one part of it is that but I also think that I'm really hopeful for the future because of Jin's e. I think that I'm really the most inspired by that generation because you know being a Hashtag millennial I remember life before the Internet. You know like I remember playing outside and being super analog and you know having to be home if you were going to call someone and I think that that gives its own life experience when you can see that you know you remember your like the wizard of Oz and it's all Sepe atoned and then suddenly you're stepping into color like it. There is a power in that but also if you've only ever seen the colorful world your idea of what is possible is so much bigger than everyone who came before you and so. I think I'm just endlessly inspired by these kids. Who are like canvassing and giving up their dorm rooms that people can turn them into hospitals and you know our organizing online and getting people to vote and are making a real fucking stink about climate change and income inequality and all of these are things that I can feel tired all the time about how much I've been saying this crap and there's some teenager out there who's like I'm GonNa stay up late. Educating people on the history of the stuff in like taking it really seriously and so I guess that a privilege that we all have is watching the people who are coming in behind us saying like we have your back and I am so inspired by that as somebody who is discussing the pandemic so often one of the things that as it disability advocate that I hope comes from this moment. Is that for so long. We have heard this rhetoric from the majority that you know. Disabled people are difficult to employ. Because they require you know. Working from home or offices are inaccessible and they can't come to the office or for disabled people to get a degree compromises have to be made because lectures have to happen in. Lecture Hall in an institution in a university on what we have learned from this moment. Is that so much of what we thought was. Concrete or was impossible is not just needed. The will of the majority to look at technology and to look at alternative options for things to be done. My hope and aspiration is that this way of working and living an existing and this level of empathy invulnerability. And this way of thinking of collective becomes part of our muscle memory but I also know that we have to return back to a world of profitable because that's what a consumer society demands to. You also hope or. Do you have any inkling that this way of thinking and being is just how we're GONNA be from now on. I mean I think that everything you just said is so spot on you know. I think one thing that's been very apparent is that like are reluctant to come up with systems that could work remotely you know specifically for people who have been requesting it for people with disabilities has been to our detriment rate like this all should be so much more seamless and it could have been had. We just listened and I think that that is the thing that has really bothered me about you. Know this swift. Change to things being remote but all of our systems are still kind of lagging behind other parts of the world. It's because we had a concerted effort to not accommodate people who could have benefited and benefit society. All the time already so like it was just selfish and so i. I think that it can't be overstated that this is revealed a lot about human nature but I also think you know like on the smallest most selfish version of this. I DIDN'T WANNA move to La to do this podcast. I Love New York. I lived there for seven years. It was the first place I've ever lived where I felt like I belonged and I still feel like I belong there more than I belong in. La which Lino neither here. Nor there. But I was told. You can't do this remotely like this is the thing you have to be in person for. And we're now having the conversation of like well if this is GonNa go on for a year and a half of periods indoors and back out for a little while and then we're going back in. You might want to decide where you're going to be and you know. I think the tricky thing is like who is moving in the middle of a pandemic probably not going to do. Yeah who am. I going to hire to drive myself across the country and then touch. All of.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"On this week's episode of as me with Sinead. I have the great privilege of talking to somebody kind of on the other side of the world. I'm at home in Ireland. We're in the middle of DEMOC as I imagine you are too. It's touched all of the corners of the world. And I talking to somebody who I have admired what feels like since time immemorial but really for a very long period they are a writer and a podcast and somebody who uses comedy to disarm the world and educate them simultaneously in a way that I can only learn from deign to be like this week's guest of as was tonight is the extraordinary credible Akilah Hughes. Akilah thank you so much for being part of the show. Thank you so much. Wow that is the biggest compliment and honestly it feels weird to take any like you know credit for anything. The messed up. So thank you I feel like my self esteem just woke up. They're like Oh we're allowed to feel good as it should and yours should be inflated beyond measure but I'm conscious that in terms of that description of you comes from my own lens but how do you describe yourself personally and professionally. Yeah I mean kind of just I'm a writer and comedian. Podcast hosts in former issued tuber. Maybe go back. But I think that like if there's a way to still what I try to do. It's just like you know. Point OUT HYPOCRISIES IN POWER STRUCTURES. And like you know make a stronger. Social commentary that focuses on what people are missing. I just try to point out the thing that people are just like just glossing over when they talk about different topics so yeah I try to be just a patient observer of the world and then kind of throw it back in his face. How did you practice the skill of becoming a patient observer the world? Well I think it. Kinda just happened to me so a little bit of background on my life. I grew up in Kentucky so as much as this is a world away. I'm in Los Angeles right now. You Know Kentucky is a completely different world right. It's not like you know the Internet was pop in there. The same time it started happening. You know in places like Dublin or la or New York. It was kind of place that time forgot in a lot of ways and so I think when you have sort of a slower culture in terms of just like how fast we get our information. There was the space and time to really like analyze the different things that were happening in my area. You know from adjusted standpoint from a ridiculousness template from a very country standpoint and I think that was how I sort of got my point of view it was like Oh we have nothing but time to sit around and drink lemonade on the porch. Let's like point out the weird stuff that's happening and make jokes to pass the time. And who is your support system in that time that instigated those conversations with you or also felt that the culture need to be questioned and critiqued while my mother. So you know I think growing up black in a state that's not especially diverse like Kentucky is probably more diverse than a few like really northeastern states in America. But it's a pretty homogeneous state and so. I think that there is a baked. In sense of you know insiders and outsiders and us and them and you know when you grow up being sort of them and your your parents grow up being a them. It's much more common to have conversations that feel a little bit more honest and maybe even pointed in a way that I don't think I would get in like school or with friends necessarily but I felt like the only way you can survive when you don't see yourself. Reflected is by like talking through it with people who understand and so that was it. I mean my family was very outspoken and shared their point of views freely in the House that we were always laughing and sitting around the table and like joking and so some of my success may be can be attributed to the fact that like I come from that tradition of just like cutting up for hours at a time and did you ever become aware conscious of the fact that even though at home it was a safe space and encouraged to question institutions and power and how things are but when did it become a reality for you or did it ever that not everybody agreed with that perception or it might be harder to do that in other spaces. Oh Yeah I mean I think the first time I realize that like in my opinion was it you know as valued or even like wanted was probably around fifth grade. I had a teacher that was especially sort of backwards and racist and hard on me in a way that she was not on other kids in the classroom and I really just kind of internalize it. I didn't deal with it like by telling my mother immediately or any of that stuff. I think I just I ended up internalizing that. And just be like. Oh maybe I'm the problem. Maybe like everything I grew up thinking is wrong and I really just you know. I think when you're a little kid you want your teacher to see you as someone who is capable and smart and has potential and. I never felt that from that teacher and I think it just really affected me in that way so I also think that part of the reason I left Kentucky after college was because I felt like in a lot of ways I was in a place that was not ready to celebrate support or even on the lowest level. Just listen to someone like me but I've been using the Internet that whole time right like I feel like neo pets and all that stuff kind of happens starting in fourth and fifth grade for me so I had this dichotomy right of my reality being people outside You know thinking that I'm too radical because I think that like black people should be treated as people and then on the Internet. I'm you know talking to people all around the world and being treated like just a citizen of the world and you know like playing games and laughing and it's never that serious and so. I think that I found the confidence to leave because I knew just from spending time with people online. Who were not you know directly across the street from me? I knew that there was a better world out there and that there was space for my voice to be heard and so the long way to answer your questions. I think that I was highly aware of the fact that my sort of energy wasn't really supported or appreciated and I needed to leave defined a community somewhere else. The you're so young. Even not only having to articulate that but having to experience it and physically move before you left Kentucky how did you modulate those two parts of yourself or those two feelings even within you? I mean it was a lot of like mental anguish like depression anxiety eating disorders and things that made me question my own inherent worth based on outside projection of what was good and acceptable. And so you know. Part of the leaving was just to save my own life. You know what I mean like I. I didn't think it would be sustainable. To stay in a place where I was being smothered all the time with a very narrow lens of what is good and one that is completely unattainable for a person who wasn't born into money and had skin darker than paper bag. Like that's just the reality of where I was from and so I think I I just suffered kind of silently for a long time and then I was like Oh. I don't have to be here like I don't have to be here. It is worth the risk of failing spectacularly to get the fuck Outta here. It's worth it. I would rather try to leave than stay. It's sort of like I don't know if you watch Black Mirror but there's that episode hanged Dj where they're in the simulation forever and eventually they just decided to leave. I feel like that's where I was. I was like oh I've played this every different way and it's never worked out for me. I think I just have to leave. Yeah and you have to ask that question. Like how long can you be part of a system and fight it before it conditions you to just be apathetic or when you have a bit of energy remaining inside yourself? What can you do with the kind of? Frees you from those different approaches. That's exactly right. And was that when I became.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad
"Hello and welcome to as me with snakes. I am stellar show. It is a beautiful day in Orland. It feels like summer and it is a complete contradiction to what is happening in the world. What is happening in this country and the impact covert nineteen is having on so many yet in this house. We are trying to make the best. We are doing some cleaning. But we're also sitting in sunshine having conversations with each other which I think otherwise we would be trapped looking at our phones or other devices but we are doing as much as we can to make sure that we are present and the waiting for me. So I'm going to record this and give you my presence and then go straight back to them. My projects are going well as regards to me attempting to be domesticated and have green fingers. So you'll be pleased to know that the sunflowers are now at a stage in which they needed support. I had to put. I don't know what do they call sticks as you can see? I'm reading down with the language of gardening into the pot with them to give them support. I will have to replant them soon. I think because they feel cramped altogether. The tomatoes have begun to show life. There is about two centimeters of growth. But nobody knows better than me. That every centimeter cabins but in a new development. What is particularly exciting is the fact that I have board and outdoor greenhouse for these plants to really give them space to flourish the greenhouse is similar heist to me as my mother. Kindly said it's about time. I got on the property. Leatherwork route and wonderful. My knitting is coming along. Well I am a perfectionist at heart I blame my virgo tendencies so there have been some errors when I have been distracted so I've had a rip certain parts back so it's not going smoothly as I would like but one will proceed. My Pasta making was a once-off attempt. It was so much worth but one thing that I am doing is getting up early and going for walks on my own every morning. The area around me quiet time I call friends I contemplate. What's going on the world and in my head and it has been a gift to myself this week on the show. I am joined by the brilliant killer Hughes. She's the Co host of the Daily News. Podcast today she shares what it's like to be a comedian and a reporter during this pandemic and the importance of taking breaks. I try not to start my day on my phone. Although I will say the past few days I've been guilty of that. I try to start by reading chapter in a book or you know sitting in the yard for just a second to like remember that there is sun in error and like I could be so much worse off in that. How lucky am I to only be asked to stay home while also just you know putting the pressure on myself to stay informed because like people deserve to hear from a trusted news source like they. They deserve to hear. Someone like. Who's still disinformation. Who's trying to make it easier to understand and so you know just trying to fill that duty while also not losing my mind. What's on my mind? This week is the future I think on the show. We've talked a lot about how it is a moment where we can all learn and hopefully working from home is going to be looked at something that is accessible to everybody from now on not just disabled people but people with families with older relatives in the main lead to care for book. What's on my mind? A lot is the cost of inclusion. The cost of diversity and how in this new business world where we will be cutting budgets and expenses and salaries and employees will we arrays all of the trajectory and progress that we have made about diversity and inclusion will it be nice to have rather than a necessity. Will it be too expensive in this New Economy? That worries me. It worries me for selfish reasons. Because this is the space in which I work in but it also worries me for the future of the world and society and I don't think we can afford to go back and I don't mean that in a monetary sense but in a sense of humanity so I really hope that we all have this understanding and realization that this is just the way in which we go forward from now on and that diversity and being reflective of the world around us and representation of that in a really authentic meaningful way is essential for the future. That's what's going on in my head this week. Are you ready for this week's show? Let's go.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"There was any manner of diversity and who is reviewing them so this got forty two percent on the tomato meter but audience score eighty two percent baby. We Love centerstage house either. She got you enroll yet on us. Should we start with Jodie? Sure Jodi Jodi. Her story was going in some cool ways at certain times. And then it kind of lost me in the middle of what? I thought was going to happen because she's kind of like she's struggling in this ballet school she's getting. Kinda dumped on by. Oc Daddy you're like okay. And then she find this the higher ground class and she seems to be thriving there and like Oh maybe her storyline will be that she will get into a different form of Dan. That's what I thought too and I was like. Oh that's kind of cool or the show like bring what she learns in these. Like contemporary dance classes into her ballet and then people be like. Oh well she is really talented. Thought it was going somewhere in that direction. I was kind of hoping to go there. And then and then they're just like no. It's Love Triangle. Remember Charlie we're like no. I like the Fucking Day Charlie. And then what you take away from that glass kind of bummed at what you took away from her liking. That class was that she's going to hook up with Cooper now instead of like she's going to use style of dance and then she ends up working for him at the end. You're like Charlie right because what happens is like they have sex and so she's like. Oh we're dating now. And then but he's blowing her off although she's she's like shows up to his thing she's like showing up places. Where jazz invites on like okay. That's not that's weird but like she's being rare herbals and she's young but like like he seems like he's being mean but also like you're just showing up point that's not okay. But then he's like really mean to her when they're working on his ballet and she's like well what about how I feel. And it's like basically mapping their relationship onto lake. What's happening like in the dance part of thing? But she's like well what about what I want. I don't give a shit what you stupid idiot. That was very jarring. Like wow he says means that like like real means and then we're still like Oh. She works for him. You will do that again. Because then he so she like Russia's outside and then Charlie like runs after her and he's like can you should be treating you better. You're like yes but like who are you never made? I'm Charlie from Seattle. So he like he's then set up is like a viable romantic interest for her. And then it's the two of them both Charlie in Cooper in the big like performance at the end. And there's this whole weird thing also where like they're playing tug of war with her at one point like I think Charlie literally throws her through the air and then cooper catches her. So it's this whole like she's being treated as an object of possession where it's like property. Yeah and yeah like. We're not led to believe that she has an issue with we mostly see. I was kind of bummed out. I mean for a number of reasons but like her and Yvo Get along really well. And they're but but their friendship is kind of just reduced to talking about jody's romantic problems specifically like there's a few like I mean and we'll talk about at length. But as far as their friendship goes eve is basically. They're just to be like what's your boy problem like. Listen a little bit. But it's like it's yeah it there's there's way more for both of those carriers. There's way more of a romantic through line. Then I felt there needed to be especially because like at the very end so she she performs very well in in the workshop and people are like. Wow what a star and then Cooper's like. He owes her an apology but he does not deliver on that. He's just like here. Be In my thing. And then he tries to kiss her and she's like no you suck boyfriend. I'm going to ask out Charlie on a date and then make us like she Monday boss and it's like you heard why because like you know movies have to end with a Hetero kiss so it was like the Sheen Charlie Kissed. But it's like why like why couldn't it have been more about the dance more about her skills in like her coming into her own as a as a performer and a dancer. I have a controversial L. Please I think the movies too much about the dance. No one has a life or like hobbies outside of dancing like two things she wants to cut loose from dance problem. Go to a dance class for her to get over. It dude is like hey we're all dancers? Why don't we go Tansu? That's a good point ever do anything. Has anyone here ever like all right and then when they go to the bar there other? Sosa? Let's take these strings down in Sarajevo. I will drink all of like. There's just no one has an interior life and so dear life they gave anyone was jody and I guess also Maureen with her mother right. It's all just like I like Maureen got the most story out of anybody because it was like Jodi like you start to learn about her and then she's reduced two boys and then and then also jody's parents show up at the end and you're like hey now who are these adults and they also are acting like. They don't know her like her. Mom was like great job a long time I like. I mean Maureen I got the most Ma because like should we saw her family life and her romantic life which is more than but it is all related to dancers and dancing over. She meets a guy who eats pizza. And she's like this can't happen. What is this I mean? It's a very focused movie. I suppose it is definitely very focused. No I I hadn't even thought about all they do re watching it. I was like they live in New York. This is all they do. They go to one club and one dance class and then all day. Dad's in the yellow about this guy. That is the dance teacher. Like even the men with. It's all right the also like for a movie. That is like so many ballet dancers. I felt like there was I mean. Was there any like lgbtq representation at all? Are we supposed to assume that game game and a no a surrogate has girlfriend Galina But Erik O Jones is I think he's identifiably queer because he's like Charlie who I guess is supposed to be attractive. Go lifetime he charged. He comes in and like Erica's like ooh who's that you're cute. And then he was like. Oh my girlfriend dumped me. And then you like Eric is visibly disappointed at least says like my girlfriend in Seattle and we're like who but yeah. I think the he was clearly stated as a queer character. Which kind of like bums me out. Even further of how that character is slowly just like edge dash down to the point where they're like let's just break his leg. He's not leaving screen fast enough injured. Touma yet like a reminded me of that thing where I think we talked about it. In our Pacific Rim episode where the female protagonist launched out of the climax to the movie. You launched her out of the ship. They're like we don't know what to do this. Yeah and like they kind of do the same thing to him. And they're like okay. We have to focus on this boring. Hetero love triangle that no one's invested in let's break are only queer characters leg only one. It's a ballet school and the fact that like you weren't totally sure. If he was clear or not I think speaks to the fact that we see several different romantic subplots but Eric is not afforded any of them. He doesn't get to like you know fall in love with a man or anything like that but yeah well so like there are moments when some of the women like the new batch of like boys come in. And they're like ooh are they gay or straight. So there's like there's discussion of it and then there's that scene later when sear gaze at the Sergi. How do you say that I was drawn? Sergei is at the Salsa Bar and he's hitting on a couple of women and they're like oh well what are you doing here like? I'm a ballet dancer. And they're like T- Weirdo And then he goes to that other women and he's like I'm in the Mafia. She's so horny for him. She loves him. She's reckless this same with like the older female characters in this movie are Horny. Horny horny. Horny horny because there is the woman at the Salsa Club. There's also the like contemporary whatever. Stevie wonder dance teacher who wants to have sex with key. It's it seems like they've already sealed. The deal five is she's like Cooper. You're so fun and you're just like. Oh my God like there's the millionaire woman who has sex with Cooper also all the older women in this movie have better sex Elisa me. They've fucked these young male. Valerie knows and good for them and give for that. It was just a strange thing to happen four times in the but I liked it carol right. The point is that there's not nearly as much like queer visibility or representation as you might imagine but that also could be for the time I mean this is two thousand. This is the kind of thing where like I wonder. What the first draft versus the final draft. This script looks like because yeah like for it to be an accurate representation. You would think that there would be way more clear presentation and like more explicit and then I wonder how much they just two thousand did right. They use the whole budget on that one diversity point they're like Zion we we couldn't do them any Especially if they're especially because since the directors queer I know this is kind of speculation but I imagine he would have tried to champion for like responsible clear visibility or or she against right wouldn't be. Yeah because it's yeah it's two thousand and we just weren't in the same place Heartache from caitlyn. Let's we hold on two thousand different from twenty twenty. Let's take a quick break another quick break and we'll come right back. Hi Everyone I'm Brooke Burke. I'm making admits and I'm sex and intimacy coach Leila Deville and we have a podcast called intimate knowledge. That's what this.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
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"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Then I was calling tucker the two and it's like it's not a once not orgy but anyway it Tucker Andrew. I've copied my friend Adam Karol who's got one of the biggest and best podcasts in the world. He's a fan any of yours. That thought it'd be worth connecting. You Hope you're enjoying the hell out of Iowa. I loved that church choir video by the way amazing Andrew. Thanks Tucker Hello Adam Fan of yours ears and appreciate the support thumbs up Emoji and then I see a facetime call ended from Tucker Yeah it was me and Yeah and then you guys gone the phone after that. Yeah I know it's it's either fucking impossible with some people just they won't give out other. There are other the people that are like I won't mention any names but there people were you go. Hey Celebrity guy over here you get me this guy's Info and WanNa pass something along and they go. Oh let me check. I don't know I don't feel comfortable and that's why can't why is it. What what do you think I'm GonNa do like? Why do you and the person knows me? I'm asking you know this weird. It's Kinda like that thing in Hollywood where I got an idea for a reality show but I can't talk about or you could just do Tucker do Leno. It's just so easy. Go right back here. You go talking to him on the phone. Ten seconds later and so we will We will get that. We will get up up and running with that all right Max pat do we WANNA do. How many breaks do we have? We don't have a break here. No we got You got your sports ball. Sports Chop set the table for this one more time. Well Okay so super bowl. Sunday is one of the biggest days of the year for many industries. It's it's the most watched television event of the year by far at least in the US. I can't speak for the entire world There are a certain there's a strong small certain segment of hipsters out there who loved to take to twitter super bowl. Sunday and proclaim proudly proclaim. Ignorance may their defiance over Sunday. And how many of these people are into like I'm really into pop culture all things pop culture somehow anytime the biggest pop culture event of the year right now. Where do we do the EH? Where do we draw the line between the people who pretend it doesn't exist? I or the ones that make sport of I hear something. There's something I saw David Wild tweet that said like there's a gay I evidently. There's like some kind of game but after that he was promoted to show right. There's some kind of little game on before the mass singer in Ron. Now is that what we're talking talking about or is that a version of what we're version. That's that's why keep me around to go through all of these. I got hundreds of truth. Thank you to everyone who tweeted me with the Hashtag exports ball there were so so many. This is a good year sports ball tweeting so yeah I separated the wheat from the chaff to some of these are the David Wild twitch of the world. I Ah a comedian making a joke or it's David Wild promoting a TV show and playing on the idea. These are all genuine people who have disdain for the idea of the super bowl or disinterest or proudly proclaim ignorance. Let's get into it. The first batch we have the co- corporate corporate entities getting into the ball this year Stadiums got into delicious. Take posted sports. Hey come stay with us. The Oregon Zoo decided to post no party like a suburb owl party which is kind of on Brand Vinnie did Oregon's Zuni to weigh in pizza of all things why are so many people ordering pizza. Today is something happening yes. That's what I'm talking about and even the Everett silver tips a minor league hockey team based out of Everett Washington. Post anything happening today. Here's here's the. Here's the impulse that everyone must resist. And there's nothing worse than being posted on it and like it's like when you're twenty two and you meet somebody named Mickey and you go. Oh it's Mickey Mouse and they go. Yeah you don't think badly yeah right like this. This is your first impulse is oh we're GONNA make this job in the second one is wait a minute. It's totally fucked out. So I was funny actually mentioned this to Christine. We can ask her when she comes in here. But I think I think what's happening in the corporate world is I think there's a I'll just say an obsession with I. We have to be part of the conversation. We have to be relevant. Today's Today's the day. But then it's always the most like you said most basic I your knee-jerk like sports ball right right. So you're compelled to do something and that's what we ended end up. Lots of comedians making jokes. Mike mckeon. Yeah I got a lot of sports ball. Tam Get the Griffin. But they're making jokes. You know what I mean their whole thing Doug Benson of course a perennial all-star about dogs want somebody to joke go teams. Yeah I again my feeling is it's like if somebody said I WANNA do a sketch on. SNL It's sleazy lounge singer just kind of go fix something and they go. No but I'm really good at it. I go yeah but it's just been done so find a better so many times when you just something else. That's my thing is assist like these takes the generic Knicks on the game. That everyone is aware of it. I just find it to be been there and done that a little. So let's get into the actual sports by the best of the best. The eight best sports ball tweets. I was Copied on this year the runners up include of course perennial all stars Zoe Dell L.. She she's not a big sports gal over here. Go football win. The points actually tweeted that woman. I can tell you because she looks super cute in it and she's holding holding her Roseanne. Jesolo posted a picture of away to make the tweet happen when you have a cute picture like that This is. This is the kind of sweet expect from Zoe perfect. We're looking forward towards ball not as fun someone you know. I was made aware that you know cat tenth. She was adamant drew. Apparently he's a friend spread of Druze. She is a reporter for the National Review and her tweet goes honestly the Super Bowl might just be my favorite day of the year. Not because I like football because I can't stand it after today. I'm free from it for awhile. I imagine this is how it feels to be in the last day of a fad diet slash stint in a maximum security prison. Yeah you're not a huge football fan little little football fan really you do a show with a couple of guys who really like to talk about it a lot yeah do feel like it is so omnipresent that you can't escape football and now the football season's over you're released from prison. No because I like hearing people talk about things that they like and also also. We talked about other things as well. So we're all good. We are blurring the lines. In our new world order of oppression and can't escape. That's not this is a series tweet but this thing where it's like were being pushed held back I. I'm being crushed by this or that it's like I don't know why go through through that. Why go through the world that way griffith have have a hike instead? Yeah there's just there's so much out there that I'm not into but I don't feel like it's holding me the hostage I don't like thirteen year old chick music pumped into every public place. I'm at that's that is president. You can't get away present. Yes all right sorry. What'd you say me? Some breath read these. I'm not trying to catch anything. The next one is from Susan L.. McNeil She's in New York Times bestselling novelist and she view she has a short and sweet one about PBS. Is there some sports ballgame thing on tonight. I'll be catching up with sand on. PBS Hashtag. Football all is really bad for athletes. Health strong strong Hash Day. There's no one ever. Does the math landing. Nobody does the math on what so many of these guys would be doing. And how many how much be getting paid an hour. If in fact they were employed and the residual effects on their family. India made millionaires. Doing this thing and this sort of weird thing where it's like. Well they should. It's all go to Brown and get a chemical engineering degree and not save their brain. It's like what most these guys from the worst parts of Florida would be up to if they weren't if not for this and most families and millions most of them would not be making. I just love this sort of this sort of painting of what about the health. Whatever or then they go oh well? Nothing's worth this. These guys made a decision and they made a decision to be millionaires. Well Bree newsome bass takes it to a whole new you level. She is an activist writer. Producer artist consultant. You may know her best. She climbed up the Flagpole and South Carolina and took down the flag. This is her. Yeah okay the Super Bowl is the high holy day of white supremacists capitalism in America Co sponsored by the NFL THE AD industry and the Military Terry Industrial Complex. That's capper. Nick is banned for protesting police. Brutality and Jay Z had to be paid to lead a campaign of historical erasure all. It'd be a party with her the me too. This is a thread by the way it just goes on for five. Oh my gosh you think. Her dip like her being dip container shaped like a a half of football or football helmets or could be a SOMBRERO. yeah upside down. Yeah that's it's fun. I'm curious both maybe both party are the next one for much show. Nancy Jo sales is a New York Times bestselling author and director What is football? What are cheerleaders? How do they connect to misogyny military militarism and rape culture? Are we allowed to ask these questions today. Day when Americans are enjoying their bread and cheeses dishes and beer. Not Unless we WANNA have our throats slit plan. You're you're not allowed. I always liked the. I like the in today's oppressive culture and repressive culture. And it's like you're sending stuff out left and right and there's there's someone banging at your doors your feverishly typing in your phone. The guys can't collect jack-booted dogs out there with the battering derogates battering Ram. You got sent out this tweet or you just this happily tweeting everything out all the time with no problem. Getting thousands of likes people like people like these tweets. Well okay okay. What do we do about the cheerleader? So the cheerleaders. That's Misogyny a bygone era and Oppressive militarism and all sorts wants to do it. But then what is Shakira and Jalen. Wise that powering They're they're wearing cut crotchet and kicking their feet all of it. I mean it's the same sack. Essentially essentially bringing the physical was literally on a pole. Right so is our by Jaylo and then disempowered powered by the cheerleaders. Or How's that work and look if you're not for cheerleaders then you can't be forced Jaylo either. I'm for everything here Lido cheers. Here's really good. Cheerleaders cheering for men. J. Lo cheering for herself big. Ah Nancy Sale top three. I go nancy. No Sep August chicks a full blown. Bummer Fast God. Damn I should introduce her. My mom I just talk about the military industrial complex rape culture like the culture of rape. Just sit next to guys on Pasta as good good. How about you ripe gay?.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"It on no choice again on mandate get it on. Thanks for tuning in and thanks for kill. The friend would love when you share good day. Gina Grant data. He'll handle Brian Yeah so warm and dry. It was cool out here. Windy and now the pool this morning. really to a new level level. It's Real Wendy. Knocked down my sunshine. You know those canvas sails you put over for shade in the backyard. Knocked him down. Knocked on my lights down. Alwaleed Wendy how to get up at one thirty in the morning. You connect them. Air is one of those things I mean. When you see 'em one Abram tanks thanks three four five being loaded into a military transport and that thing just taxis and takes off if you've ever been next to a tank it's like the heaviest you know it's the heaviest one hundred and fifty square feet on the planet? It's just it's just it's so thick everything about it is heavy and when you see this rolling into the back of those planes and then the thing just takes all how it's not war against hence gravity. It's it's weird. It's that in. You know how much steel is in an aircraft carrier battleship. You know how much stuff obviously there's there's nothing that floats in there for you. Know The cousy that the commander has around in his role the year right right. Yeah so it's interesting. I want to I'll get into it tomorrow. But I took the kids to the Kobe. Memorial the game and that was a crazy experience and a little surreal. Could you even get through. I mean there are thousands of people outside. Yeah Yeah I was trying to do ways I was trying to figure out of ways was factoring in the crowds out there just like here's how how long it takes to get to this address but I did the gate one thing and ways went. Here's how long and it wasn't you know thirty eight minutes or something. There was is a lot of people. But they weren't really like in the streets or blocking anything and they. They had cordoned off and everything and it was a it was obviously bizarre emotional national and and had tons of pre this and you know and and also during the halftime and everything and I took some film and and and I'll share all that with view tomorrow. 'cause it's football day so there's that to talk about the things uses over baseball season. ooh ooh the beauty of football is when there was Seven minutes and thirteen seconds left in the game and San Francisco is up twenty to ten. I was just thinking I start feeling bad for gene the rest of the Casey fans and whatever now it's third and fifteen and he's just gonNa Chuck the ball up into the sky. It's it's literally just that passed that play that pass that's it. They're seven minutes left. It's third and fifteen thousand fifteen against San Francisco's Defense Aymen's amen very differently. If that play doesn't Land Save I. I don't know what it is but your conversion of third in fifteen against San Francisco's defense defense is less than twenty percent authored. Fifteen I imagine it's in the single digits may be I mean. Obviously it depends who you're playing but it's a low percentage under twenty percents that pass and you know there's it's a controversial sorta pushing off on a forty yard catch by George Kimble and the it's a it's a weird rule because everyone and the refs let him play for the most part and they just let everyone play which was pretty good. It's like one of these things where it's Kinda like shack back. They wouldn't call anything on and check back in the day. You could hack away at him and push him. I mean you could hack a Shaq and send me the line but what. I'm saying. There are the more leeway when you're dealing with one guy's big big like kittles big and you have small DB the the penalty the pushing off city Sasser Babysitter. Severe whatever it it could have been a non call. He's still pushed off if it's like I wasn't I wasn't feeling one way or the other. It was ten going into the half halftime time show. Jesus Christ it was. It was a lot of assets and cry Headline Lotta. Let wonder if they lost their side Boob bets on online banning the wrong region of the body. I also realized that I think the Latino Culture that I'm always reluctant to complement came to hear this. I think they got their ass ratio. Outright I mean he well why did he is a little skinny ass department. Black Man's going way on on way over the deep end with the ASS may have their ass dialed in dial like they realized that that was meant to purpose. It really is. It's not too big and bulbous crazy. It's not to a flat and scrawny. I'm not saying white guys but the flat scrawny aspirin. I'm just saying that ass that is between Gwyneth and Nicki Menaj. Yeah Yeah they've they've they've tapped into good. They've struck a balance there a nice balance. It's very asked centric Crotch centric. My daughter was dancing right in front of TV. I feel very mixed emotions about that. I was a poll. Might might you know. I don't want I'm not I'm the least uptight guy on the planet by it. Well my feeling is like the halftime show show is visual to to some degree. But then it's audible to another like like the band player the music or whatever at some in point when one kind of eclipses the other when it just movement. It's so much it's sort of like it's like when an action movie he gets too deep into the franchise and it's lights up and godzillas running down Tokyo. Br It's like it's too much like at a certain point. My feeling like transformers to bring it scale it back. A little doesn't have to be all movement all crotch all ask this all the time like a good break it up by picking up an Acoustic Guitar strumming and doing a thirty seconds of a ballot or something like that. Just like a big pile of sequence and range flying in has crotch if you look subtle Jesus Christ it was amazing and it really is like thing's amazing about it is it. It's it's why this country's great. This country is great. Because you take a place like you say all right you take a place like Germany. They'd be real good at having all the mechanical else of it. Like you gotTa push your whole stage. Their lock it all off signs of Valentine. Yes yeah all that. But then WHO's performing and we're all the singers and the backups conversations. It right and then you know like I don't know Mexico Mexico they they're they're good at the ash shaking. I don't know if they'd get the somebody would fall. Awful one of those risers a full put full. Throw it or something like that Osho equipped. This is our our beauty is we got a group of people that are that are manufacturing those risers we got a group of dudes that are fabricating. All that stuff stuff from last year Steph we use every year or just you know bunch of shopping carts with plywood on top like somebody's pushing it all out there and locking it all in in three and a half minutes or four and a half or whatever. Whatever the time time a lot and then they're all doing all the lighting stuff? Plus we got all the gay backup dancers and hot chicks stuff that one halftime show. Then you have the stadium that it's in. Yeah have a coordinating blinking. WRISTBANDS team the crowd the fireworks at the end the aerial aerial shots. Just the cameras the cameras in the aerial shots all of that that one seven and a half minutes. That's this country that's what we can do. That's what we do. That's that's that's that's us at our best. Now that is not. You can't go to the Middle East and pull that off. You can't go almost anywhere in pull that off. We do that balance Brussels. Yeah well we do that. Because we're like this Schwartz Board of a background dancer guys. Sure's hell can't well. He can't fabricate the riser but the riser guy can't kick his foot overhead either. So that's that's the beauty of us. It's why we win wars. We got the guys good at playing everyone doing their specialty. You guys could jump in the repelling off a helicopter. That's us. Yeah baby you need it you need it. That's why we're number one Mike August. I have a football football question for you and also it was. I was recorded my response. My pseudo hysterics where recorded at the end of the game and killing has that but As you I don't really understand football very well. That's why I like watching the world series because everybody understands baseball but I love Kansas City. I'm from Kansas City. The town how goes nuts for this. It's just the best So I was real into it and really trying to pay attention to try and understand toward the end and get ready for this description. Because I don't know how to do it. The bones don't say hiker achieve had the ball and he was right at at the corner by the end zone and he brought the football around that little poll thought about it but they couldn't figure out what what what was up with his foot but it looked like he made such an effort to bring the ball around the pylon. Is that a rule that if the ball is on that site sign cared about the foot foot goes out before the ball all crosses. Then it's not touch. It's where the ball is. When that foot touches out of balance teeny tiny toe on the white right teeny any time you touch the white? It's where the ball is ball's as on the pylon or on the line and the goal line is thirty of these. This is this was eight angles. They couldn't really figure it out. I I personally showed to terrible. Angle buyers the sideline I personally. Here's my thing here's the way I roll first off her when you go sailing out of bounds. I don't like I don't I don't I don't like like that a touchdown I don't like when Tom Brady jumps up. Holds up all over the goal line and then pulls it back in that you're you're screwing with the spirit. I want you to punch it in America. Okay not not finding in come and then pull back and then go home for Shabbat. Yeah I want you in that end zone. I don't like it where you're holding it over and tumbling humbling Outta. They don't tease us. Yeah I don't I don't like that. I like definitive satisfying earlier. In the game. Second Quarter I think. Tight end forty four touchdown say satisfy right. So that's me on the the other hand I get a little philosophical about it because if you don't get in then the balls on the one inch line and you're probably GonNa Mahomes quarterback could probably GonNa Punch it in but either way I don't I don't like that and also I don't like when they go well. We made a call on the field. We don't really know. But there's not enough to overturn it. I don't like that rule of not enough. To overturn learn but I feel like they would have punched it in anyway also considering their thirty of these that happened during the course of the season. Now where it's like. I don't know I don't know. Did the ball all touched ground. I've been watching football since I was a kid. There must be tons and tons and tons of this never I mean good calls bat. Bad Ad calls unrenewable nothing viewable. They didn't have instant replay. Even if it was reviewable. There's no such thing as reviewable like how many. How many games did this cost us? Now we'll have to verify this for my memory dot play. We just looked at what they are. Tell out of bounds and the ball on the goal line. I think that was a third down. Play they say they probably would have gone for if it was. I didn't see an inch absolutely hearts. It was four. It'd be a fourth in an aunt and don't forget the niners got into the number one seed by stopping plant. That was the one inch. LLANO IT could've. They could've shopped them. There's a big he. They have a super mobile quarterback of probably would have done something done as weird spinners tanned move or they spun around and you probably would have punch it in. Or if he doesn't punch it is now. The San Francisco's got to go ninety nine and a half yards the other way. But I I don't I don't like that as a touchdown it doesn't feel satisfying flying upset at many many times. I just don't like the punch in didn't get in. I don't really like when the offensive lineman pushed him in which they didn't do in the past. They used to call that a lot more than calling anymore. Harry the guy that you can push him. I had A. They used to call pushing the guy ended..
"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Never in I know one that Steve McQueen would use the push museum law. Think it's beautifully done. James Bond that name cars like the range of their old vehicles new vehicles and I love that actually ends with like electric. Just the right amount of humor for for a commercial like this with with the tractor Yeah it's fun tagline at the end finally an electric car that steals you like. It's they're doing something different with electric which is cool. Yeah yeah I I agree I have three porsches now and I've realized it's it's a serious culture and and they're really into their brand and I know everyone's another another brand but I'm just saying they put the key the keys on the left. You gotta turn the key like that. Those are the rules a little better. We'll all I I gotta tell you man that their fans are cult rabbit. Yeah they're they're like Gigolos with money chug Carlos degree or medicine. That's who they are engineering. I don't fucking dedicated and so that was a sixty was done by an agency. NC called Kramer Castle at the I. It's really well done. It could've found in the middle of the be list but I I thought he was like. Yeah it stood out and see of that in Hummer. I think stood out in a sea of just this electric cars yellow again. I maybe it's the car guys have so many wraps doing commercials that their muscles or good for when the when showtime the big game rolls around but I thought all the car stuff were pretty united. SAY THE FIRST AD in the entire game. Finally I was like finally a good one like what's happening. Was the one for Rog rocket. Get mortgage with Jason Momoa. Yeah yeah we got home yes. It's funny yeah. He's sexy what's home. It's where I feel the most comfortable sanctuary..
"akilah hughes" Discussed on Why Won't You Date Me?
"Last person you were dating hooking up with like continuously who ended it is mutual. I think which is rare but it was sort of like we were also kind of seeing other people and I was like actually like I think this guy's cute so I'm going to dry. It didn't end up being anything and I was like actually still go. I felt like Oh shit. Look good for you. One of US made it. Yeah I never been a part of a mutual. Let's not do this again. It's always the other person's actually be several times now for me. It's always other person and be like I'm gone and I'm like are you sure I'll keep texting you until you say something really hurtful on for me to lose me. Sometimes I okay. I said to my friend. Maybe he said this on the podcast the other day. It's all of its running together. I could be talking to myself put truly I have been so corny lately that I'm like I'm I'M GONNA walk into traffic and have you something about this horny like I feel dangerous. Yeah and like I'm horned up happen. I'm like a little riled up as well like I keep losing my mind in my car. I screamed at this man the other day because he wouldn't let me marriage and I was like yeah for. What did you wear bumper traffic? I did and I was like in his lane and he just kept coming and wouldn't let me merge so then I hit him with my car and then I got off the five I like lightly tapped him and then he started to get out of the car and I was like yeah. Like sorry you behind you idiot chase me. uh-huh you're going to buy out Yom and I was like I think I need to get it late and I think I understand like angry men so honestly when you put it that way it has actually reconceptualise every day. They're just so horny turning violent. So do you. You've been in La for only three months. Yeah have you noticed whether you think dating is harder or easier in La. I think it's harder I. I think it's harder because I mean partially transit like it really in New York. I do feel like I kind of try to stay borough dating but if I you know I was is in Brooklyn I could go to like lower Manhattan or like early Queens. I'm not going please but I can do that in. La It's it's like it is a real commitment like I'm not GonNa date someone in Pasadena it's not gonNA happen. I'm sorry guys I live in melrose so it's just like a little bit farther apart part I also I mean maybe it's just because I'm new but I don't. I don't know where people like go to meet people like he's not like in New York where it's like every bar is bad and you just say no more. It's all it's all a dive in here. I'm like Oh people were having dinner like it was a plan and sit at the bar thing. Anybody having dinner like. It's a plan. Well I highlight found a list of like hot places then. I felt that they were like two hot up and find my person. Yeah I'm looking for like kind of like disgruntled older man. That's just like we both ended up here by accident. It is I feel like in. La People don't really go out with like single friends. Find somebody I feel like where a group of people and we don't intend on making a signal other front exactly. They'll talk doc every bar in La is. You can't sit here another forrest gump reference. It's very true that I love that. That's your favorite restaurant. I mean I really love forest gop. WHO Doesn't want? What are your top eight movies and eight movies based eight movies? Oh Man Okay so no caveats. Pretty woman is my favorite movies. Go I love that movie. I think it is beautiful. Okay it's just the wide shots. It's so smart I love it. I feel like also if you read the script. The script is so bad that truly came down to good improvising to make that worthwhile. ooh It's like the scene where Julia Roberts is in the shop but she's like big mistake huge was initially this very long shot out. That's like I was in here earlier and you were not nice to me and now I have money and you need to be nice to eat. I'm like this is garbage. Thank God love like who are you. I'm rich Julia Roberts was just like I'm GonNa you just say big mistake US sitting. MSA huge. I'm going to equate the mistake several times then I will walk out of the store without by the very funny so love that movie. I'm lion king okay. What movies all the time is weird that that's the only you know? I mean that's great movies on. I like love. Love Yours Yours. I feel like I've not not thinking of like giving up dead eight movies. Yeah you don't have a my space top eight favorites. I mean Okay Goes Sister Act made in America. Who made them here? We coming to America. America's also very good Uh Let's see that's five for me. bashing her knee like live action. grits Oh okay. I've never seen seen my God. It's uproarious death. Becomes her that seven. My Eighth Jackie Brown. I just watch it. That's good I really liked it. I think it's it's better now than it would have been in two thousand because is so like like you remember every set piece of that time like those big but silver. TV's terrible will like the flat screen with the thickest border. You've never seen it just felt like. Oh Yeah I remember the two thousand. Yeah okay all right these are all good. It's okay I gave you a hard number of movies. Five is normal I like prestige film but for some reason nothing is hitting me and I'm like in my my wrong wrong. I watched so much more. TV than movies. Now that I think that like it all feels like a stretch. Also every movie I liked when I was younger is bad now. Oh yeah to watch coach like some of my old favorite movies and be like very problematic. Yeah like ooh this home. We don't do that in the dark knight up there really really. I'll I caught that movie five times a week. I in. You're going to get so many men slip in your. DM's kidding extreme podcasts. Oh cast yeah maybe see themselves known which has been very nice. You're like they're in rotation they will. That's up talking really. I said it was like six or seven straight man. Listen to it and then at every live show I've had like one man will be like I'm one of the six or seven. I mean see laugh because I'm like I don't think more than six or seven people have come up to you to say that there you go at my lives live show in Boston. We were like trying to figure out if I did have any straight male friends and I was like who's a straight male here. There's a pretty decent smattering of people I was like. Wow Oh wow more than I thought and I was like who is single and then there was one. Oh would you date me and then silence. Yeah really great wonderful. Thank you for make yourself. This is what I wanted the outcome to be. Okay we have to take a break okay. My style let's see. How would I describe it in one word? Why old old okay? 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"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
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"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"And we're back talking with Akilah Hughes of very passionate conversation. Honestly I'm like we're the coalition where we are and that's the thing. I can't die in the apocalypse themselves Kilo you look. So what are we. What do we do because it clearly? We're we're the ones who have to do something because we're the only ones who seem to understand and the urgency and the danger right I mean I do think that like you know. Within that point we have to get together with people who are also similarly disenfranchised Chai's and that's like you know we have to band together. I hate the rainbow coalition concepts. But I do Jesse but I think think that like we have to was that protests called those like against the one percent like ninety nine percent occupied yelling remember. That should remember the movement to Shane. Yeah it was in. America ended up being white people camp in New York. But like if there's one thing we can gleaned from that like one of the problems was that there wasn't a a leader but I also think we're in a post time of like meeting figurehead because we are also in a time where perfection is the goal. That's I would say like one of the core problems in America is that people wanna be seen as a perfect whatever in the moment you poke a hole in it rather than apologize or chain or acknowledge that they have room to grow. We don't WanNa hear them say they have room to grow. We don't accept policies anymore but we also think apologizing is losing thing and then we wonder why things don't change and I'm like well you know what it's not a person like we need to be a little bit more ideological and say like this is what we believe in and like you don't have to believe in most of the ship but the other side doesn't believe in any of it and if we don't fight for this future for our kids for ourselves for the planet Eh. Like that is on us. I think you've hit on something really important. which is this feeling of fracturing within our Democratic Party within WHOA amongst liberals And it definitely started with this last election. There was a trust that was lost their on so many levels and beginning from I truly feel like I have lost trust in my country country and I'm someone who is so I love like nobody loves America more than immigrants. Nobody loves America more than someone who has been given an opportunity for a better life to be here and I'm so disappointed in the place I truly am and I'm just like what you know you're right right that there is a there is a self examination that I don't know if I've gone through looking at it through that lens of my loss of hope lost trust of my my disappointment honestly in white people. I'm very disappointed. You know and in America as the ideal that we've been sold of what it is in the lack of heart and I think one of the biggest examples of that is the issue of gun control here and in how we've handled it as a bipartisan issue. Instead of as a hey people are literally getting murder. Hey it's are literally. Children are hearing a cute little six year. Old Talk about their bad guy drills where they yeah they you know and the goal isn't to escape it's to give them to more seconds doors so they can be alive for a couple more seconds like it's maddening and it's horrible but to appoint you raise earlier like Opole came out and I'm not going to give specific numbers but the majority of the country overwhelming majority in the eighty percentile. I'll say Of both Republicans and Democrats. It's agree that there should be background. Check legislation agree. That there should be you know like laws that stop domestic abusers and people who have a history of violence from getting guns we just have broken broken democracy. Where even when you feel that way? People don't realize that like their vote for Republican is enabling the violence but they also we also have you know so many unqualified dip shits in Congress who just take money from the IRA and then say like I'm just going to either sit out this vote or I'm going to vote or I'm going to say or you know you have Mitch. McConnell says I'm not going to hear any gun legislation. 'cause the president won't pass it and the president will say well. I can't pass anything. That doesn't go through Congress. I wouldn't do that no not only do. We have a broken political but our new system is incredible. Horrible worry that these things have been portrayed to us I would like I remember when trump first one and the way that the news how long the news took I like literally. I counted how long it took the news. WHO's to say that he was lying to say months? Lie Year it took. All you got false. They would use what alternative facts alternative twisting of reality and I was just like this is this is the danger of white supremacy that no one understands the willingness to literally twist reality to make it fit because if a black man in lied you would say he's alive. I mean isn't that happen. I'm literally no one's hesitating but I was young. I was just like okay. That's like we're we're truly playing with fire here not just playing we. We've lit shit up tomorrow. We're we're like past. The point of Return Pass crafts is really the sad thing is that you know. I think when trump got elected at least I had the hope of like well. This is eye opening like like I'm making lamb like well. You know. Silver lining people. Can't say this shit's not happening because it's in your face now. What are we going to do about it and people are just like well pitch just in our face now? And that's it. It's like this weird economy of having the sense of hopelessness but also knowing like we have to fix it. Well that's that's that's my frustration. It's part of what makes me shut down a little bit is that is that hopelessness and being like well I know no one else is gonNA fucking do it. Being a black woman at work fucking saw no one else is GonNa Buck and do so I have to do it right. Yes and I think that like the Objective news channels feel like because the truth obviously has a liberal bias when the president is a liar that they have have to give credence and time to lies. There's not an adult in the room to say like here's what the truth is. Fox News is fiction. It's game of thrones it's it's WWe it is a fallacy that your grandma lives in because she is bored and she likes the sound of old white man voice like we have to get to a point where people all who have power use it in also like stop playing from his weak point of like that. Republican Guy said on twitter that I'm a cook and that You Know Obama started isis and Isis. And like you know what I mean like. I feel like we stupid. People are more outspoken. Yeah and I'm tired of what talk show. People are more outspoken and loud. And it's just. This is a frustration that I have is that they're not afraid to play fucking dirty dirty and they're going to do whatever and instead of stop trying to play Nice. Yeah yes John Lovett has show love it or leave it. We did a show a year ago and he said something to me that I think about almost every day in regard to this which is you know decency only matters if decency matters to you so oh you can go ahead and be the person who says here are the principles that America was founded on half. The country doesn't give a shit about that. Then you can go ahead and lose. Look look and feel good about it while they're still ruining people's lives so it's like I get it you want to be principal but also like you have to win at this point. We don't get to just be like well. We tried to be decent in. The books will remember. That won't be books. There won't be books and you be decent and be like actually that's a fucking line and I'm not GonNa let you sit in front of my face as you know why I'm going to call you. I'm not going to air Someone saying something that's alive. Everything is this like heard about everything scenario. And it's it's like allowing these people to exist and like fear bubble. I want to be like the fears. These white people on Fox News and they're afraid of you of you. Goals fear with information and ear is less work but also you don't have to read to be a year is the biggest driver of capitalism. Yes we buy things because we were afraid that our our teeth yellow and our skin is too bad and we are too fat and whatever else and I think that what Fox News understood after the war in Iraq and nine eleven. It was like we're getting higher ratings because people are scared. Yeah let's keep them scared forever they will buy in if they can say like. It's easier for me to say I don't want this to happen happen or this is a scary thing than it is to say. Things are okay and we can fix them. We can fix them. People would rather just be scared of it and it's it sucks sucks. I mean sorry that we. I don't know if we could solve it today but I did Donald Trump's president. We did it. We did it no. I don't think that we can solve it today but I think it's very important. Yeah to just be having these conversations of just like okay. Well how how do we like form ourselves. Black like we're black women like black. Maternal health is a huge issue for us. And it's just like you know yes we can't vote. You can't vote on just like one one issue like I'm cognizant of that you know like my issue needs to be a part of your platform it absolutely does need to hear to hear about it and every everybody has to hear about not just black people in your in the south having dinner with. I don't know like the baby. Well it has to be you before that. Come on to maybe candidate. You're GonNa make your announcement the baby twenty twenty. I don't want to baby all dancing backdrop. He's just as qualified as trump. I mean really want a woman I want him black women I I wanted a black woman meet you well. You didn't run but yeah I mean well. That's the thing too is. I don't think that Stacey Abrams down and out I don't either I mean I mean I think you'll like vice. President is not going to necessarily be another person. who was a cano? I think this is my theory. This is my theory and it makes me very very upset but I think biting GonNa Announce Abrahams as VP and then at the end of the vote from. That's going to and that's why people are going to vote for hands because they think that they have it in the bag and like we like I'm going to vote for a ticket that Abrahams is on. And he's that leg because she's principled enough to actually change thing thing yeah. She's principal enough to change his even though he is the worst worse. Like I think I mean we never had good options. We've not but I think that like I've been saying this for a year that he's out and he's going to like announcers and then he's going to know he's got it in the bed. I'm not betting against that pretty against it. It's truly the only way I would feel. Okay voting for vitamin. It's another episode of like. How do we shake up the Democratic Party? I will come back all the time. This is the most fun. Yeah what's next for you. I'm doing this show doing so much. Yeah so what a day is Roland. We're doing daily episodes. It's what did they. It's podcast. I I don't know lots of things I ad book. Come out you guys to check it out. It's called obviously stories from my time line. That's cool aw I have like. I don't know things in development. I did a voice on the season of Bob's Burgers next year window wind'll so actually dream was. My dream was my dream. Congratulations also GONNA put it out into the universe for me and then like Burgers is my anti anxiety medication. I just watch it. Yeah I watch that all the time I go home and I'm like this is the thing that kills me out. 'cause family that loves each other even even when they broke even when they saying all the time the lesson every episode we ask our guest which we are asking you now. What's your secret in life? And by to thrive too secret to thrive. I.
"akilah hughes" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"Decency only matters if decency matters to you so you can go ahead and be the person who says here are the principles that America was founded on. If if half the country doesn't give a shit about that then you can go ahead and lose and feel good about it while they're still ruining people's lives like if Donald trump gets elected you can't just say well you guys messed up and now you just have to watch it happen like how we fight back. How do we live in? We're in it and no one's telling and what does give me hope is on a smaller scale in more local sort of capacities people have woken. This is the secret lives of black. I'm SHARLA and I'm Laurin and today we are talking about how to get through this mass that we are which is maybe the the the end of the world and the democracy as we know it Our current political climate and this subject that you and I have been wanting to talk about and we'll talk about a lot over the course of this podcast For a while so especially because of the two thousand twenty election is coming up and full disclosure. This episode is being recorded right after Kamala Harris has dropped out of the presidential race. Ace and I feel very passionate about talking about politics in general because this is a podcast hosted by two black women produced by black DOC woman we only interview black woman and we are a super important base where a super important super important and this is where my frustration with politics is is that I feel like we are super important base. They need us but we're not value not at all and we are totally and I feel like this is the thing the F. Struggle with and life of just feeling totally taken for granted and I like the black female vote is totally taken for granted with Ou- how supporting us or issues that directly affect us and it's really or candidates that look like Yeah and it's who are highly qualified and transformative and would literally saved the party and it's fresh and the country. Yeah and it's frustrating for me so angry. I'm angry and I am entitled title to My Anger Because of reality. Yeah look around and see what's happening. Even this podcast was started because of anger that I felt towards the trump presidency agency. I remember as soon as he won. I literally sent out an email to all my black girlfriends. Like what do we do like we need to do something and that was it took a year or two. I think before this this podcast actually finally came to life And I felt that because I just felt so disappointed in my country. Yeah I felt so disappointed appointed in my fellow American. I couldn't. I wasn't surprised but at the same time I was surprised. You know it was like that feeling of really really racist but I didn't. I wasn't surprised at all but I think it's the thing of like what can we do and still we're still to have that conversation of. What can we do? But also me personally like acknowledging that it's just lake. I'm fucking tired of saving people. That aint trying to save me. You know so. It's just like what can we do. But how do we also deal with this like sense of despondency around it of like you know God damn why do we always you have to like be the people that are always looking out when no one is looking out for us no and yeah. There's just so much to talk about here and I'm excited needed to get into this conversation with today's guest Akilah Hughes Akilah. I built her career around social media following on twitter and Youtube. where she goes by Akilah she's GonNa digital correspondent at places like MTV fusion comedy Central Crooked Media and more she's currently the Co host of daily podcast outcasts caught? What a day? She wrote a book of essays that came out in Twenty nineteen called obviously stories from my timeline where she takes readers through the journey of her life from Kentucky to New York City. And you know you know akilah right. I know everybody you know everybody. You're so popular acuity lived in New York at the same time I lived in New York. We all oh cross paths and she's smart she's sharp. She's gorge hilarious. Yes let's fit.
Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque
"A food ingredient along with edible food packing showers developing a protective but edible plastic coating for fruits and vegetables so how does it taste now then do you really want to know what this stuff is made of according to jau egg whites partly but also crustacean shells the shells of clams and crabs what did you thought turns out those shells contain anti microbial anti oxidant properties that not only protect food from 'bacterial like ecoli but also prevents it from going bad as rian vendors host hers ogg puts it we can't be throwing away less classic and aiding our way to a cleaner planet corwin hake komo news some tense moments aboard an alaska airlines flight monday flying across the country abc's alec stone has the story in this audio posted by passenger akilah hughes those on board or being advised how to get into brace position before making an emergency landing in albuquerque the alaska airlines eight three twenty was flying from new york to la when the faa albuquerque airport say there were fumes detected in the cockpit the plane made a routine landing and passengers were able to get off alex stone abc news money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news here's your komo propel insurance money update from abc news wall street not much movement in the markets before the historic trump kim jong un meeting in singapore the dow jones average added about seven points nasdaq more active rose fourteen more trade uncertainty after the president continued to criticize his g seven allies including canada saying he will now call fair trade full trade if it's not reciprocal he called trudeau dishonest and week on twitter german chancellor angela merkel saying trump's tweet disavowing a joint g seven statement was quote a little depressing andy field abc news now your political insights from abc news congress is keeping close watch on president from summit with north korean leader kim jong hoon gop senator lindsey graham donald trump is not going to pitch late so there's really only two options peace award democratic senator bob menendez we want him to succeed but i think success has it'd be defied not as a grand moment in which you say we have peace in our time when in fact we don't have the verifier will elements of a denuclearization democratic senators chris murphy and.