Hyphen Nation

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Synopsis

On Hyphen Nation, I combine all my loves into one. Sometimes, youll get an episode about why Barack Obama is a fan of the show. Sometimes, youll get an episode about Scrubs. Sometimes, youll get an episode about the greatest MCs of all-time. Welcome to Hyphen Nation.

Episodes

  • Episode #186: The Story of Brooklyn (Costarring Angel & Aaliyah Conley)

    18/05/2021 Duration: 01h05min

    I'm joined by my wife Angel and our daughter Aaliyah as we remember our first dog Brooklyn, who passed away in April 2020. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #185: Talking To Your Spirit (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

    04/05/2021 Duration: 02h28min

    On a Sunday afternoon, I sat down with my semi-regular co-host Marcus "Showinmadlov" Robinson so we could complete our quest to discuss the anniversaries of two more Jigga albums! As we continue on, Marcus and I cover Jay-Z's 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt and his 2001 LP The Blueprint. What was the best Biggie/Jay-Z collaboration? OG U Don't Know or the remix? Was Can I Live II or Jigga That N*gg* really necessary? And which one of us hated Jay-Z before changing their mind? Recommendations: Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint. Backstage. Fade To Black. Can't Knock The Hustle (Fool's Paradise Remix). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #184: All Of This Without A Diploma (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

    20/04/2021 Duration: 02h05min

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AALIYAH! Lawry and Burnett. Corleone and Hagan. Kiss and Styles. Enough of the iconic duos, Marcus is back in the semi-regular co-host chair! For the 184th episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, we're talking Jay-Z. 2006's Kingdom Come. 2011's Watch The Throne. Am I hearing things or did Jay rap lighter the whole album? Was WTT peak Kanye? How old is Curren$y? This is only part 1, as next episode, we discuss Reasonable Doubt. And The Blueprint OG. Recommendations: Marcus - "Anything" - Kingdom Come. Kelen - "Hollywood" - Kingdom Come. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #183: September's Very Own (Costarring No Name Tim)

    13/04/2021 Duration: 01h48min

    As we proceed into a new episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I have a guest! And not just any guest, I have No Name Tim, the producer of the last two theme songs you hear at the start of every episode! This was his fee: free beat; have him on as a costar. No problem! Tim and I discuss how he got into producing, his friendship with Marcus D'Tray, what it's like selling beat leases, how he got to produce for Tama Tonga, he mentions his buddy Simon from WhatCulture... I could go on. But this is a really great conversation. I'll let you check it out yourself. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #182: Before I Let Go

    06/04/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    In this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I take some time to tell DMX just how important his music was to a kid growing up in West Virginia. Then, I share how overjoyed I was when I watched Bad Boys For Life. After that, I spend some time eulogizing Elgin Baylor. And then I do an off the dome recap of House Party 2 for its 30th anniversary. Get well soon X. Recommendations: It's Dark And Hell Is Hot. ...And Then There Was X. Bad Boys For Life. Hang Time: My Life in Basketball. House Party 2. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #181: I Just Try To Get Better (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

    17/03/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    In this week's episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I've found a gem of a conversation featuring Gawd's Favorite, Marcus "Showinmadlov" Robinson! After we recorded Episode #173, the mic was still on and we had more to say. We talk about my exploits into the streaming world, our monthly HPG conference call that Marcus runs, our disinterest in the NFL, Common, Wale, Freddie Gibbs, and more! Plus, a sobering intro when I rediscover an old email from my dad. Recommendations: Freddie Gibbs - Piñata, Bandana & Alfredo. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #180: Keep Your Hands Off Of My Chromatica

    09/03/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    So no Morgantown weather report. It was weird for me too. Maybe I'll keep doing it. Instead, I talked about how I'm trying to clean up my act on social media. Then, in the BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST proper, I've been listening to music, so you get reviews! Evermore, Positions, Plastic Hearts, Chromatica, and Folklore are all discussed and ratings are dished out. But wait! In the middle of reviewing all this music, I run a Jodeci bracket! What's your favorite Jodeci song? Recommendations: Gaga: Five Foot Two and every album mentioned in this pod. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #179: One Moment In Time

    03/03/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    It's Tuesday and you know what that means! THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST is back! And just in time. While I slept Monday night, Bobby Lashley captured his first WWE Championship, making him the third black WWE Champion in history. I discuss this incredible moment and then I pivot right into crowning the winner of my 2020 Best In The World award. So after a super thorough wrestling pod, I whine about not being smarter than my video equipment and then we out! I forgot recommendations though, so... Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell? Hope I don't miss on that one. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #178: The Sapphire Experience

    24/02/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    Five years later, here we are. Hyphen Nation is officially five years old! So how else should we celebrate but than to do belatedly! On this episode, in its sapphire year, THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST goes back to its roots. Just me and the microphone, I detail what caused the hiatus at the end of 2020, I deliver what may be the best State Of The Podcast Address yet, and I even deal with the hate for a little ditty you may have heard called The Last Of Us Part 2. Here's to five years... and many more: Recommendations: The Shred Head Podcast. Dissect: Because The Internet. Sneakerheads. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #177: Numbers On The Board '20 (Costarring George Gerbo & Marcus Robinson)

    16/02/2021 Duration: 01h27min

    After last week's excitement, we slow things all the way back down. For the annual Numbers On The Board episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, I'm joined by my two semi-regular co-hosts, Marcus Robinson and George Gerbo... and we just talk. About 2020, about Covid, about plans for 2021, and about how we were feeling in the moment. I'm really proud of this episode just because I was able to share some real feelings with my friends. I hope y'all enjoy it as much as I did. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #176: Cobra Kai Never Dies! (Costarring Melysette)

    09/02/2021 Duration: 01h46min

    We interrupt your daily routine for something badass! I'm joined by Melysette of A Frightful Fret with Melysette (she also does a great job running the Hyphen Podcast Group Instagram account) to talk about the glory that is the Youtube Original turned Netflix property Cobra Kai! If you don't want spoiled, come back and see us once you're all caught up. We talk about everything: Johnny! Daniel! Miguel! Robby! Sam! Tory! Hawk! Amanda! Miyagi-Do! Banzai! Okay, not that last one but if you know the original movies, it's all a part of the lore! Plus, don't miss Mel's theory about who Tory's mom could be and other surprises! I may have broken my exclamation point key... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #175: The Year In Sports 2020 (Costarring George Gerbo & Marcus Robinson)

    02/02/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    For the one hundred and seventy fifth episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, it's time to talk sports! I'm joined by Marcus and our newly minted semi-regular co-host George Gerbo as we break down the highs and lows of 2020! There's a lot of basketball talk, some black quarterback slander on my part that I have no regrets about, and as usual, George tries to be the voice of reason within the madness. Nobody cares about the Super Bowl. And happy birthday Holly! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #174: Wu-Tang Forever, Disc One, Track Two (Costarring Errick Greenlee, Michael Lamerique & Marcus Robinson)

    26/01/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    HOT DAMN. It's a new day! On this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST, we go back in time! In September 2019, I was joined by Michael Lamerique and my semi-regular co-host Marcus Robinson to discuss Jay-Z's deal to work with the NFL. Before we got into the episode proper, however, Lam and I were talking with live mics, and then Marcus joined us, and then, with a resounding "'SUP JERKS?!", Errick Greenlee appeared out of nowhere! We talk about video games, wrestling, parenting, work... we're just all over the place. So I give you an inside look at Hyphen Podcast Group's Brain Trust. Over a year ago, with a pandemic the furthest thing from our minds. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #173: People Are Stupid (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

    03/11/2020 Duration: 02h01min

    Once upon a time, people could get their information from reliable sources. Books, newspapers, the television... all these formats had some form of truth to them in return for a fee. Today, these formats still exist. And while the internet has caused us to push the boundaries of getting the most content for less, evil forces still seek to keep that same content unavailable... unless you pay. Giant intro aside, Marcus and I discuss ESPN's decision to move it's written content behind a ESPN+ fueled paywall, we dig deeper into more election anxiety (and even play some fun games with our sanity), and then reminisce over Grantland.com's 5 year death anniversary. All the best to you, Jason and Haley. Bill... I got nothing for you. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #172: Election Anxiety

    27/10/2020 Duration: 01h34min

    With less than a week to go before the 2020 elections, THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST gets political! I discuss the fear of Donald winning a second term and how his reign has led me to be scared to go certain places in WV because I'm black and they could be pro-Donald. I lay it all on the table and even have a lively discussion with the chat who was watching along. The second half of this episode focuses on my continued allegiance to being a foodie, feeling like I've eaten everything in Morgantown, and I talk a little WWE as I cover the Hell In A Cell PPV. Recommendations: I forgot to say them. Next time baby. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #171: 20 Years Of Roc La Familia

    13/10/2020 Duration: 01h33min

    So I felt like it had been 5 minutes or so since I mentioned Jay-Z, so here's a whole BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST about Jay-Z! It'll be 20 years since the release of The Dynasty: Roc La Familia on October 31, a Hov album that was born from the scraps of a Roc-A-Fella Records compilation project. I give a little history of the Roc as a label, break down the tracklisting, and compare 2000 Jigga to other artists who were topping the Billboard charts. And I have to mention the Robert Goulet SNL sketch with the Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Will Ferrell, and Jay. How could I not? Recommendations: Holly Randall: Unfiltered - 139: Sasha Grey: Sex As Art, #BlackAF, and Quincy. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #170: Do Not Disturb

    07/10/2020 Duration: 01h19min

    So I did this thing. I read a book. Said book being Dave Itzkoff’s Robin, a biography about the late comedian/actor, Robin Williams. But I try my best not to make this whole pod an audio book report. I talk about some of things I discovered about Robin, as well as the tragic events that led up to his untimely passing. I eventually pass along some wisdom I gleaned from the book that I think everyone could use. I also detail my trip home for my dad’s 70th birthday and mark some upcoming sad anniversaries. Recommendations:  Robin by Dave Itzkoff, White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA,  Carmi Soul Food, Pittsburgh, PA, The InBESTigators --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #169: 2020 NBA Finals Preview

    29/09/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    The Eastern Conference Finals ended at the right time as the result of Heat/Celtics Game 6 launches me into an all out NBA Finals preview! On one side, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Western Champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. On the other, making their first trip to the NBA Finals without Dwyane Wade or LeBron, the Jimmy Butler-led Miami Heat. The Lakers are right where a lot of people expected them to be; the Heat crushed their side of the bubble to now compete for a fourth NBA championship in franchise history. I break it all down for to get you ready for tip-off Wednesday night. Recommendations: The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #168: Star Wars: Revenge Of The Hot Takes (Costarring Marcus Robinson)

    22/09/2020 Duration: 01h53min

    I've been putting it off long enough. This episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED GREATEST PODCAST brings us back to Star Wars to deal with The Rise Of Skywalker and the Sequel Trilogy as a whole. Marcus joins me to take this show from just another Star Wars episode to a Hot Takes themed Star Wars episode! JJ. Boyega. Ridley. Rian. Kylo. Luke. Han. Our Princess. Darth Vader. Palpatine. Even young and old Lando. Prepare to jump to lightspeed. This episode was brought to you by Spongebob Squarepants. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

  • Episode #167: You'll Understand When You're Older

    15/09/2020 Duration: 01h26min

    The BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD'S GREATEST PODCAST returns on its new release day of Tuesday! In this episode, I talk about how difficult it is for me to watch sports, I reevaluate the impact of Tupac Shakur days after the 24th anniversary of his murder, and then I share the tales of my experiences as a child with the Death of Superman storyline. I even share some current thoughts on the Doomsday arc after I finally read the trade for myself after years of ducking it. This episode was brought to you by sheer will of force because I will be exhausted by the time you read this. Recommendations: Dom2K, Culture Surfing podcast, The Death of Superman, and the Fortress of Baileytude. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hyphen-nation/support

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