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A bi-weekly show with lively discussions from the black female perspective. Two London based women of African heritage, in their *coughs* 30s, navigating the complexities of modern life. Listen as hosts Mo and Jay discuss everything from racial p...Show More

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I AM THE CAPTAIN: Episode 47

53:51 | Mar 18th

Captain Marvel and backlash from white men, comparisons to Wonder Women. /Madeline McCann Netflix documentary. Are we using others pain for entertainment./ Respecting your elders, via Maya Angelou. Host: Mo (@MoActuallyUK) Guest Co-Host: (@DJImpuls...Show More

A SEAT AT THE RED TABLE: Episode 46

1:04:30 | Mar 4th

So the podcast is FINALY back after an extended hiatus. So much has been happening in the culture and in our personal lives, we had to take a well-deserved break, to re-balance so we can come back refreshed and ready to talk. ANNOUNCEMENT: Jay is c...Show More

MERRY NEW YEAR… I THINK..: Episode 45

23:15 | Dec 24th, 2018

Its the last episode of 2018! So we talk about: Dealing with awkward questions at the Christmas dinner table about your love life. Managing being alone during the festive period. Mo list her top TV, Film and Music for 2018. A quick chat about th...Show More

THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF: Episode 44

20:56 | Dec 10th, 2018

This weeks conversation centres around self-care. Mo and Jay discuss the effects of social media on our mental health and the unseen toll of consuming harmful imagery, often against black people. We share how we take a step back to maintain our menta...Show More

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, WITH A SIDE OF BREXIT AND MICHELLE OBAMA TOO: Episode 43

1:38:38 | Nov 20th, 2018

Its the 2 year anniversary of the podcast, so Mo & Jay take a trip down memory lane. Jay explains how BREXIT will effect her as a Black European. Talk also includes trying to get tickets for Michelle Obama’s book tour in London. Highlight of th...Show More

Faux friends, real friends, better than your friends: Episode 42

1:00:54 | Oct 21st, 2018

his week Mo is joined by friend of the Pod May, to discuss: The Cassie Conundrum, is 11years a waste or time well spent? Thoughts on Black History Month becoming minorities month. Do you subscribe to the Wiley approach to friendship "My my enemy is...Show More

THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS & UNPOPULAR OPINIONS: Episode 41

45:14 | Oct 7th, 2018

Mo and Jay, let it all out talking confessions and unpopular opinions. The kind that you dare not say out loud or even to your closest friends. We also talk diaspora wars including the recent controversy surrounding British Nigerian Cynthia Erivo, ...Show More

NAPPILY EVER AFTER, REVIEW AND MORE: Episode 40

58:49 | Sep 23rd, 2018

We breakdown and review the hit Netflix Film: Nappily Ever After, staring and produced by Sanaa Lathan. Mo and Jay talk about their own hair stories, including relaxer horrors and natural hair in the work place, as well as giving their honest though...Show More

STRATEGIC MARKETING & ACTIVISM: Episode 39

1:01:46 | Sep 10th, 2018

Mo and Nathan ( @DjImpulseV1) breakdown the recent events on the timeline: Nike and Colin Kaepernick (Just Do It). Serena Williams. Cardi Vs Nicki at New York Fashion week. Tess Holiday, Cosmopolitan cover. We continue our previous conversation ...Show More

SUMMER HOLIDAYS, STAYCATIONS & OVER-WEIGHT BAGGAGE : Episode 38

40:24 | Aug 26th, 2018

On this weeks episode Mo and Jay discuss: The drama around planning a group trip. Cheap holidays and “staycations”. Budget airlines and cabin baggage horrors. Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend, why not join the discussion, its alway...Show More

SEPTEMBER ISSUES AND RELATIONSHIP LIES: Episode 37

1:20:12 | Aug 12th, 2018

Mo & Jay are finally back and ready to talk all things: Beyoncé and Rihanna – September Vogue Covers. Is it ever ok to lie in the early days of a relationship? Our review of Yvonne Orji (aka Molly Insecure) one women comedy special in London. @Y...Show More

CONSENT, CHARLAMAGNE & THE AFRICA CUP: Episode 36

1:40:38 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Mo and Nathan are joined by Dayo founder of @Africlick, this week to talk all about: Africa (cough) France winning the World Cup 2018. Resurfacing of the Charlamagne rape allegations and when does “drunken” sex become un-consensual. Making the leap...Show More

INSECURE AND NETWORKING IN THE CITY: Episode 35

25:46 | Jul 15th, 2018

On this weeks mini-episode Mo and Jay discuss: The return of Insecure, created by the talented Issa Rae. We breakdown the plot from season 2, including: open marriages, Lawrence-hive, hoe-tions and more. Mo also talks about her recent experience...Show More

MENS BEAUTY STANDARDS, LONDON SUMMER & THE SINGLE WOMAN HIERARCHY: Episode 34

1:07:38 | Jul 8th, 2018

On this weeks episode Mo and Jay discuss: "Black men are made to feel ugly, and we need to talk about it" - Derek Owusu. The World Cup and the complexities of supporting England Drake Album and being in our feelings. "The Hierarchy of a Nigerian ...Show More

ARE MEN INTIMIDATED BY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN? (BONUS EPISODE): Episode 33

19:42 | Jul 1st, 2018

Sometimes the conversation continues, so on this bonus episode Mo, Jay and Nathan keep the conversation going to talk about: Are men intimidated by powerful women? Could you marry a man/ women who earned less than you? join the discussion “#Colo...Show More

Marriage "What's mine is mine, what's yours is ours..." : Episode 32

1:27:10 | Jun 24th, 2018

We are back following our short break! Mo is joined by co-host Jay and returnee guest Nathan to discuss: The marriage dilemma: what's mine is yours? Shared banks accounts and hidden assets Mo and Jay guest appearance on ESN podcast: https://sound...Show More

WE DESERVE SOME ACCOLADES: Episode 31

1:29:14 | Jun 3rd, 2018

This week Mo is joined by returnee Uche (Yvonne), to share and discuss some “accaolades”. Including: Nigerian and African culture becoming popular culture The launch of the Nigerian World Cup Football Kit Recent success of Afro Republik music festi...Show More

Royal Weddings, Black British Women & "The Markle Effect" : Episode 30

1:28:56 | May 20th, 2018

Mo and Jay are reunited for the usual packed episode, with loads to get through, including the Royal Wedding, we breakdown the fashion, celebrity guests, the ceremony and more. Giving our unique take on proceedings, including our now fave Bishop Curr...Show More

Infinity War Review, feat Nathan (@DJimpulseV1): Episode 29

1:30:21 | May 9th, 2018

Thanos did not come to plan and nor have we. On this bonus episode Mo is again joined by Nathan (@DJimpulseV1), to review and breakdown the complex web that is Marvels Infinity War. Plenty of spoilers, speculation, hypothesis and shock. We take a whi...Show More

This is America, Kanye and separating the artist from the art: Episode 28

1:03:49 | May 7th, 2018

This week Mo is joined by Nathan (@DJimpulseV1), to discuss all our problematic favourite celebs, including: Kanye’s twitter rant and TMZ appearance (slavery was a choice), Nas & Kelis, Fabolous, Bill Cosby and R Kelly. We ponder the question can you...Show More

The Day Beyoncé Shook The World: Episode 27

58:41 | Apr 15th, 2018

Ring the Alarm!!! Its #Beychella Me, myself ….and the rest of the world tuned in to see Mrs Beyoncé Knowles Carter, disturb our quiet Sunday morning, by shutting down Coachella 2018. Mo is joined by returning guests May and Tops as we “deep-dive” int...Show More

Platonic Friends & Exile In The Friend Zone: Episode 26

52:08 | Apr 8th, 2018

This week it’s a bonus episode, often after recording the conversation continues and some interesting topics and subjects can be brought up. After last week’s episode we kept the microphones on to discuss platonic friends, the friend zone and how to ...Show More

Long Distance Relationships & Cultural Appropriation: Episode 25

1:15:59 | Mar 25th, 2018

Mo is joined by guest co-host Bode Sharp (@BodeSharp), Life Coach expert and special cameo appearance by Yvonne, co-founder of (@100WomenAfrica). It’s a packed show this week discussing everything from Cultural Appropriation, Cardi B pregnancy rumour...Show More

Black Panther Review: Feat Tech Industry Insiders: Richard (@AmpleryRichard) & Seun (@iShobande): Episode 24

1:05:52 | Feb 25th, 2018

On this bonus episode Mo is joined by Richard, digital advertising expert at Google and Seun, brand strategist at Facebook, to discuss the recent Black Panther movie. WARNING SPOILERS!!! Including: the representation of Black women on screen and ask...Show More

“I’m single until I’m married”, feat relationship and dating experts: Dayo (@AfriClick) & Ray (AjikeAjoke) : Episode 23

1:45:21 | Feb 18th, 2018

This week it’s a dating and relationship special, Mo and Jay are joined by two guests: Dayo, dating expert and creator of AfriClick a social discovery app for African and Afro-Caribbean professionals. Ray, the driving force behind #BGR.LDN (Black G...Show More

Nothing Beats a Londoner, All Shades Welcome: Episode 22

45:49 | Feb 12th, 2018

We are back earlier than usual with a new episode as a few things have happened. Mo is joined by two new guest cost host, which includes: Tops, sneaker enthusiast (@ForTheLoveOfKicks_) and May, education specialist, who both bring their unique take ...Show More

Walking in the Spirit of “Girlfriend” and “Wife”: Episode 21

53:20 | Feb 5th, 2018

Ciara’s call to women to #LevelUp if they want to find a husband. The singer started to trend on Twitter after she posted John Gray’s sermon in which he tells women what it takes to get married. Mo and the returnee Jay both discuss and dissect what...Show More

All You Gotta Do is Say Yes: Episode 20

51:15 | Jan 22nd, 2018

We focus on the debate around what is consent and where is the line leading into sexual harassment. With campaigns such as TimesUp and MeToo, do men have to examine their sexual history? We dissect the recent accusations against Aziz Ansari, drawing ...Show More

A Storm In A Teacup: Episode 19

1:18:53 | Dec 22nd, 2017

On this week’s episode Mo is joined by guest co-host Nathan (@DJImpulseV1), to discuss: Asking the question can black people actually be racist??? Exploring the Reggie Yates controversy. Alexander Shipp, playing Storm in the next X-men film, coloris...Show More

Color Me Bad: Episode 18

48:27 | Nov 4th, 2017

We are finally BACK and so much to talk about, everything from skin bleaching, colorism, sexual harassment and male patriarchy. A lot has been going on, so listen as Mo & Jay discuss the latest scandals hitting the headlines, including: Nivea skin l...Show More

Africlick Panel Discussion: Dating, Infidelity & “Dating Checklists": Episode 17

1:07:11 | Sep 3rd, 2017

On this week’s episode we are talking about Dating, Infidelity and “Dating Checklist”. To help with the discussion we have enlisted the help of Dayo, founder of Africlick a social discovery app for African and Caribbean professionals. Earlier this ye...Show More

Black Women In Tv And Film: Episode 16

1:02:44 | Aug 9th, 2017

On this week's episode we are talking about our favourite films and TV shows with a black female lead. Is American TV better at portraying diversity than British TV? Love & Basketball vs. Brown Sugar debate. Listen to Mo & Jay's thoughts on new mov...Show More

All is equal in love and pay …. Well maybe not: Episode 15

57:38 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Mo & Jay are back after a short break. This week talking about racial bias in online dating and discuss the recent controversy around the Chanel 4 documentary "Is Love Racist?” which explores racism in Britain through modern dating apps. Jay raises...Show More

My Pre Midlife Crisis: Episode 14

53:45 | Jun 29th, 2017

Peer presure, the late glow-up, being a rebel....Is a Pre Midlife Crisis a real thing and should 30 something's be concerned that it's knocking around the corner? Listen in as Mo and Jay discuss the challenges of facing up to the reality that our 30'...Show More

At the heart of London: Episode 13

1:00:11 | Jun 18th, 2017

London the city we live in and love, has been hit with tragedies over the past few weeks that has made us question our security and the fragility of life. Our hearts go out to all affected by the recent incidents across the country. Listen as Mo & Ja...Show More

Be “Humble” : Episode 12

26:02 | May 29th, 2017

Today we are talking bodies, specifically black women’s bodies, including all the stretch marks, fake arses and afro hair. Listen as Mo & Jay dissect the recent controversy surrounding Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Humble” and ask the question is it ant...Show More

Dating Dilemmas, Disasters, Do’s and Don’ts ……. The girls talk about it all: Episode 11

1:30:19 | May 14th, 2017

It’s dating 101 with Mo & Jay this week joined by special guests Shay, Alex, Mahogany and Viv. The ladies are not holding back discussing everything from first date disasters, interracial dating and even who should pay on the first date! As single b...Show More

Will I be ok if I never have children?...... Single Women and Babies: Episode 10

54:21 | Apr 29th, 2017

On this week’s episode Mo and Jay share their honest thoughts about being single and wanting children. “You spend most of your 20s trying not to get pregnant, then you hit 30 and it feels like a race to the bottom……..” Listen as we explore the ta...Show More

Guerrilla Tactics and Surviving London: Episode 9

58:59 | Apr 13th, 2017

Celebrate good times …. Jay is back after her Spanish adventure joining co-host Mo for their bi-weekly chat and catch-up. This week we take a dive into the recent controversy surrounding the new TV show “Guerrilla” and Director John Ridley’s respon...Show More

"Get out" ....... With Those Twitter Fingers: Episode 8

1:00:46 | Mar 29th, 2017

Jay is away this week as she is currently adding more stamps to her ever expanding passport (listen to Ep 5, Black Women Travel Too). However the show must go on, therefore Mo is joined by alternative co-host and friend of the show Paul Samuels, foun...Show More

Africa Calling Part 2: Episode 7

55:41 | Mar 11th, 2017

Part 2 of our discussion topic about moving back to Nigeria. This time we interview Jumoke, marketing expert and founder of the Shisha Space, who tells her story of packing her bags 6 years ago and moving back to Nigeria permanently. Jumoke, self-con...Show More

Africa Calling: Episode 6

52:55 | Feb 16th, 2017

On this episode Jay & Mo along with special guest Shay discuss moving to Nigeria and some of the positives and negatives associated with that. We also discuss Nigerian current affairs and our special guest Shay way's in on Nigerian artist 2Face Idibi...Show More

Black Women Travel Too: Episode 5

57:40 | Jan 25th, 2017

Mo and Jay are back for the New Year! On this episode we're talking about all things travel. If you love to travel, want to travel then this is an episode you have to listen to. Join Jay and Mo as they discuss their experiences as black women travell...Show More

Oh What a Year!!!: Episode 4

25:38 | Dec 28th, 2016

What a year 2016 has been! It's been a year that sent shock waves throughout out the world, from world politics to pop culture. 2017 is looking to be just as impactful as the aftermath of 2016 settles. Listen as Mo and Jay discuss the highs and low...Show More

Thirty Forty and Thirsty: Episode 3

36:42 | Dec 11th, 2016

After watching the finale episode of Insecure, a TV show created by our internet favorite Issa Rae, we were left in our feelings, with so many questions: What it is to be single and dating in your thirties and forties? As single black women lookin...Show More

The Social Network: Episode 2

15:46 | Nov 28th, 2016

It’s our bite-size mini episode and today we discuss this weird end of year rush to find a significant other before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Also we touch upon the recent phenomenon of business network events and how people are...Show More

Black African and British: Episode 1

1:05:56 | Nov 18th, 2016

Brand new podcast bringing you lively discussions from the black female perspective. Two London based black women of African heritage navigating the complexities of life. Join host Mo and Jay discuss everything from work life to dating and all the in...Show More