Small Doses with Amanda Seales

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Your favorite truth teller, comedian, Amanda Seales, is dropping gems with, “Small Doses,” a weekly podcast that brings you potent truths for everyday use.

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Side Effects of Being a Cat Lady

32:11 | Dec 26th, 2018

This week is for all my folks who know that even tho they get a bad rap for being sketchy, and clawing you if you scratch em wrong, our feline friends make awesome companions! Meow!

Side Effects of the Holidays

54:58 | Dec 19th, 2018

This episode we get festive for that special time of year full of funny style family members, exes resurfacing, and of course, holiday cheer!

Side Effects of Doing a Special

46:03 | Dec 12th, 2018

I did a standup special, muhfuckas! January 26th on HBO.

Side Effects of Dating an Artist (with Lauren London)

1:09:29 | Dec 5th, 2018

This week, we are joined by actress Lauren London to unpack the complex intricacies of dating a creative, aka a weirdo.

Side Effects of Not Having Kids

57:05 | Nov 28th, 2018

This week we discuss what life is like in the no kids lane, and the unique exchanges, lifestyle, and expectations that come along with choosing not to procreate.

Side Effects of Travel (with Demetria Lucas)

1:35:12 | Nov 21st, 2018

This week your other favorite source for self help from the hip and travel maven, Demetria Lucas talks the fun of jet setting and the value of getting out of your comfort zone and broadening your perspective! 

Side Effects of Being an Oreo (with Michael James Scott)

1:16:05 | Nov 14th, 2018

This week, Broadway star Michael James Scott joins us to talk what it is to be a black person but not embraced by the black community because of a difference in vernacular and class status.

Toxic Masculinity Pt. 2

47:42 | Nov 7th, 2018

This week, we continue the conversation on toxic masculinity (without Dondre), and touch on what makes a man-basher, dealing with mansplainers, and cleansing society's waters of toxic masculinity. 

Side Effects of Toxic Masculinity, Pt. 1 (with Dondré Whitfield)

1:18:44 | Oct 31st, 2018

This week, “Queen Sugar,” and “The Cosby Show’s” Dondré Whitfield joins us to go head to head in a 2pt extravaganza episode identifying, challenging, and dismantling, the beast of patriarchy.

Side Effects of College (with Ashley Blaine Featherson)

1:14:33 | Oct 24th, 2018

This week we’re getting scholarly on y’all!!  “Dear White People’s” Ashley Blaine Featherson joins us to talk all things collegiate and the pros/cons of heading off to got a higher learning!  

Side Effects of Living in Modern America

54:05 | Oct 17th, 2018

It’s no secret that this country is submerging into trying times.  This week we discuss how the dysfunctional state of the union is affecting the state of our mental health and ways to manage it.

Side Effects of Moving

48:08 | Oct 10th, 2018

In honor of Amanda upgrading from her apartment to a house this week’s episode is all about the stress, the excitement, and necessity of moving!

Side Effects of Style (with Bryon Javar)

1:16:40 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This episode we take it to your closets and the runway, talking all things fashion and flavaful with our guest, stylist to the stars, Bryon Javar!

Side Effects of Loneliness

57:07 | Sep 26th, 2018

If ya think you’re lonely now...then you need to listen to this episode.  We cozy up to the realities of feeling like an island and how to manage the vulnerability without letting it influence poor decision making!

Side Effects of Great Sex

1:04:21 | Sep 19th, 2018

Aww sookie sookie now, this episode we smack it up flip it rub it down and get into the ins and outs (and ins and outs) of experiencing Sexcellence at its highest degree!

Side Effects of Ending a Frienship (with Toni Trucks)

1:23:08 | Sep 12th, 2018

This week we’re joined by CBS “Seal Team’s”, Toni Trucks as we get into the sad reality of handling the hows, whats, and timing of when a friendship has run its course.  

Side Effects of Going on Tour

51:47 | Sep 5th, 2018

We’re back! A lot can happen in a month, especially when you’ve been touring the country, and Amanda has got all the good, the bad, and the funny on taking her show, Smart Funny & Black, to the masses!

30: Side Effects of Being in Your 30s

44:10 | Aug 1st, 2018

On our last episode of the season, we pay homage to the decade of your 30s!  If you’re wondering if you’re where you should be, how you’ll get where you going, or simply if 30 really is the new 20, we speak on it and hopefully help you get closer to ...Show More

29: Side Effects of Being Woke (with Kendrick Sampson)

1:08:30 | Jul 25th, 2018

This week we welcome actor/activist, Kendrick Sampson (HTGAWM; Vampire Diaries) and discuss self care, hoteps, idealism, and the many things that come with being alert to the (side)ways of the world!

28: Side Effects of a Breakup

52:55 | Jul 19th, 2018

We’ve all been there and know what it’s like. The tears, the drunk texts, the sad music. Yup! This episode will hit home for a lot of folks as we dig into the dark dank place of the end of a relationship and how to get back to the light!

27: Side Effects of Having Anxiety

55:03 | Jul 11th, 2018

In an effort to address the topic of anxiety without generalizing it since, it shows up different in everyone who suffers from it, this week, is a super personal episode all about specifically Amanda’s anxiety, how it impacts her life, how she manage...Show More

26: Side Effects of Being Outspoken (with Luvvie Ajayi)

1:00:45 | Jul 5th, 2018

This week’s, “Side Effects of Being Outspoken” keeps it 100 about the professional and personal repercussions of speaking your truth with best selling author, blogger, Luvvie Ajayi, in a mash up episode!  For Pt. 1 listen to me discuss my journey of ...Show More

25: Side Effects of Being A Cancer

45:49 | Jun 27th, 2018

This episode is for the uber sensitive, oh so loyal, consummate homebodies, THE CANCERS!  In honor of my birthday, I’m doing an entire episode dedicated to the crybaby creatives of the zodiac, and what’s it’s like to be us, know us, and love us!

24: Side Effects of Free Speech (with Natasha Korgaonkar)

1:22:50 | Jun 20th, 2018

This episode we take the more serious route to get to the nitty gritty of the 1st Amendment. My friend, Natasha Korgaonkar former lawyer with the NAACP Leah Defense Fund gets on the mic to clear up choice, freedom, and the difference in consequences ...Show More

23: Side Effects of Being an Independent Woman

1:01:43 | Jun 13th, 2018

This episode is for the ladies, doin the damn thang, handlin’ their own biz, and making moves! We’re diving in to the ups, downs, and every where in between of being a woman who can carry her own weight in a world that is waiting for her to get back ...Show More

22: Side Effects of Being a Nerd (with Ron Funches)

1:19:35 | Jun 6th, 2018

This one’s for all my fellow brainiacs out there who want to know everything! Comedian Ron Funches joins and we give you full geek life.

21: Side Effects of White Women

58:45 | May 30th, 2018

This is an episode that may touch some nerves but is about elevation. In a world where it seems like daily, many white women are exercising their privilege in potentially harmful ways to others it’s time to have a real convo about the past, present, ...Show More

20: Side Effects of Platonic Friendships Pt. 2 (with Brandon Victor Dixon)

1:16:50 | May 23rd, 2018

In this part 2 of our platonic friends episode, Brandon Victor Dixon joins us to talk all about the facts and fiction of our own platonic friendship (WE NEVER KISSED WITH TONGUE!), Starbucks fuckery, and of course, hella random moments of breaking ou...Show More

19: Side Effects of Platonic Friendships Pt. 1 (without Brandon Victor Dixon)

42:43 | May 16th, 2018

This is a special 2 pt episode! In part one we get into the nitty gritty from the friend zone to those homie/lover/friendships. In part two my true platonic friend, Brandon Victor Dixon, of “Power” & Judas in the NBC live production of “Jesus Christ ...Show More

18: Side Effects of Being West Indian (with Yvette Noel-Schure)

1:16:40 | May 9th, 2018

This episode is dedicated to all my people of Caribbean descent! WAVE YA FLAG! We talk all tings from cultural differences, growing up with West Indian parents, why we have 10 jobs and more! Plus, our Guest, Grenada born Publicist to Beyonce & more, ...Show More

17: Side Effects of Owning Your Own Business (with Melody Ehsani)

1:14:54 | May 2nd, 2018

This week we’re dealing with the ups and downs of Being you’re own CEO! With guest, designer Melody Ehsani, we get to the nitty gritty on runnin your own biz, how to check folks who don’t respect your come up, when to check out, and more!

Side Effects of Being a Multihyphenate

49:14 | Apr 25th, 2018

For anyone with hella passions or trying to figure out their passion this episode is for you. We take a look at the life of the Jack of all Trades, advise on how not to be a master of none, and put you on to finding your skeleton key.

Side Effects of Toxic Relationships (with J. Winans)

59:29 | Apr 18th, 2018

This week we wade into the murky triflin’ shady waters of them folks that bring you nothing but trouble! R&B artist and producer, J Winans stops thru to share how he’s used music and turned those negatives into positives!

Side Effects of Being Broke (with Retta)

1:22:33 | Apr 11th, 2018

This episode tackles the wackness of lacking funds. Retta, Star of NBCs “Good Girls” and “Parks and Recreation” stops thru and we get down to the nitty gritty of being the broke friend, dating while broke, and not letting being broke, break you!

Side Effects of Being an Only Child

52:08 | Apr 4th, 2018

This episode we get into the solo dolo world of the only child. Dispelling the myth of an ability to share, breaking down what alone time really means, how annoying “I could tell you were” really is, and what folks like us miss out on and gain by hav...Show More

Side Effects of Fuckboys (with James Bland)

1:07:10 | Mar 28th, 2018

Y’all been waiting for this one! In an effort to rid the world of them. We go in on the whos, whats, and whys of F***bois! Chiming in is, James Bland star/creator/producer of digital series “Giants”.

Mini - Phrases I Hate

18:51 | Mar 21st, 2018

This mini episode is all about over uses phrases that I can’t stand! From “Can I Pick Your Brain?” to “Do You date regular guys?” and more I explain why they get under my skin and drive me up the wall!

Side Effects of Working With Your Friends (with King Bach)

1:19:19 | Mar 14th, 2018

This week we talk all about the pros and cons of working with the homies! Actor and comedian King Bach slides through to talk about internet vs. IRL peeps, figuring out which family members are cool to work with, and DM'ing Beyoncé!

Side Effects of Being an Extrovert

50:25 | Mar 7th, 2018

This episode is for all the folks who’ve been told they’re “too much” “extra” or “doing the most”! We shed light on why makes a show off, speak on how to handle folks who think your personality is too big and answer the question when do extroverts ev...Show More

Side Effects of Being a Realist

50:59 | Feb 28th, 2018

Are you a pessimist? Or are you simply objective? This week we go to a whole new level of real and get in the mindset of folks who see through the lens of logic, explore how to be the “truth teller friend”, and how to awaken the inner realist in you!

Side Effects of Being a Black Woman in Hollywood (with Cree Summer)

1:08:48 | Feb 21st, 2018

This episode of Small Doses is a special one. Iconic actress and voice over artist, Cree Summer (“A Different World”) drops ALL THE GEMs about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of being a sista in Hollywood!

Side Effects of the Ho Phase (with DeWanda Wise)

1:10:19 | Feb 14th, 2018

This week we talk sexual freedom and how that phase impacts women’s bodies, relationships, and perspectives! DeWanda Wise, star of Netflix & Spike Lee’s, “She’s Gotta Have It,” spills the tea on how playing the risqué role of Nola Darling impacted he...Show More

Side Effects of Being Type A (with John Early)

57:44 | Feb 7th, 2018

This show is dedicated to the high functioning folks! We’ll gem drop on perfectionists vs. overachievers, give insight on dealing with these kinds of persons, and laugh it up with Search Party’s John Early!

Side Effects of Being an Innovator (with Robert Glasper)

57:47 | Jan 31st, 2018

This episode is all about folks taking a leap into the creative unknown! We talk how to stay motivated and keep your ideas fresh and get some insight on moving to the beat of your from Jazz/Hip Hop virtuoso, Grammy Award winner, Robert Glasper!

Side Effects of Sexual Harassment (with Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson)

1:04:07 | Jan 24th, 2018

This episode speaks to the where, whys, and whats of the current household topic of Sexual Harassment. We also, gem drop on when a Holla becomes Cat Call, and Guests Corrine and Krystyna of the famed, “Guys We F@#ked” podcast, come thru to share thei...Show More

Side Effects of The Curve (with guest Bresha Webb)

1:11:02 | Jan 17th, 2018

This week on Small Doses, it's all about giving and receiving Rejection. Find out how to know if you've been curved or dissed, how to perfect using the curve with people you're doing business with, and actress/comedian Bresha Webb (Marlon) shares her...Show More

Side Effects of Insecurity

59:02 | Jan 10th, 2018

Welcome to Small Doses with Amanda Seales! In our first episode, we're talking all about insecurity, covering everything from arrogance vs. confidence, feeling insecure in relationships, body image, and much more.