Jill Strickland, Grace Nxx, and Matt Beukelman – “Ride or Die!”

Grace Nxx, Brian Balestri, Jill Strickland, and Matt Beukelman

Grace Nxx, Brian Balestri, Jill Strickland, and Matt Beukelman

“I refuse to wear my own hair.” – Jill Strickland

In this episode my friend, Matt Beukelman, and I talk with our good friends Jill Strickland and Grace Nxx about what it’s like to be black women in America.  As you see in the Show Notes below, we cover all sorts of interesting topics including:

  • The extraordinary lengths that black women go to for their hair
  • What it’s like to work in predominantly white and predominately male company
  • Why you should never ask a person “where they learned their English.”
  • How few available/eligible men there are for black women
  • Plus we talk about how I became the “3rd blackest white guy in IT”.

And if you only have 5 minutes – jump to minute mark 32:10 in the YouTube video or 33:30 on the podcast to hear Jill’s story about the time she caused “all hell to break out” in her high school cafeteria.

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Stephen Meade M.D. and Chris Alme on Extraordinary Friends – “It wasn’t a dumpster fire.”

This is it – the very first episode of The Extraordinary Friends Show!

I am so happy with how it turned out, and that is 100% due to my great guest, Steve Meade M.D., and co-host, Chris Alme.
In the show, Steve tells us about:

  • Who are the worst kinds of patients
  • What he hates most about his job
  • The grossest thing he’s seen as a doctor
  • Plus all the good things about being a doctor

Steve also lets us in on a dirty little secret – that being what the admitting nurse writes down when you don’t give a reason for why you want to see your doctor

Both Steve and Chris are really witty guys with easy laughs and together we had a really fun conversation.

Lots of interesting topics covered (see the Show Notes below) and lots of good laughs.

Check it out, and then please…let me know what you think in the Comments section below.

The Extraordinary Friends Show Podcast

The podcast is the same exact same content as the public access show / YouTube video (above) EXCEPT with the addition of 2 minutes of post-show shenanigans.

For interesting links, show notes, and comments…

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