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A collection of WSH's best essays + podcasts.

ChinaMan Himself | WSH Radio (Ep. 16)

Fresh off hiatus (and another relocation), project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes rapper-producer ChinaManHimself to the new WSH Radio studio to discuss the patience required when launching a business (8:40), struggles transitioning into adulthood (21:05), the current strategy of Kanye West (28:45), the good and bad of social media (37:00), our perspective on work vs. older generations (45:35), and Kanye one more time to close (50:35).

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Rhy Speaks: On The Playa Haters' Ball

The Playa Haters’ Ball is easily one of the best in show history. I cannot understand how fans of Chappelle fail to discuss this sketch when talking about its most memorable moments. The skit’s humor is rooted in how natural it all feels, the chemistry between these friends and just naturally funny people fueling the bulk of it. Based on nothing but my personal speculation, the totality of that episode isn’t quite as memorable as others and that precludes it from consideration. Or even more simply, maybe people just don’t appreciate true comedians and pure Black comedy.

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Welcome to Inć University

On Back to Cool, Willie Mac Jr. tutors listeners in the art of maintaining individual thought on the way to achieving life’s complex goals, skillfully satisfying the desire we all have to remain unique while showing the benefits of leadership and collaboration. Luckily, class isn’t quite full yet, so grab a seat and learn something.

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WHATSUITSHER Radio (feat. Leah Hill & Jamilah Jackson) | WSH Radio (Ep. 15)

Originally recorded July 23, Kindred Media's Leah Hill & The Nomadic Blogger Jamilah Jackson join project curator Larry J. Sanders for a takeover of WSH Radio. The three discuss this year's National Association of Black Journalists Convention & Career Fair in Detroit (5:45), the continued planning of the Kindred Music & Culture Festival (12:25), our favorite Detroit childhood memories (25:00), launching Kindred Media (29:00), social media and other burgeoning forms of millennial journalism (40:40), and stray World Cup thoughts (47:50).

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Rhyanna Morgan, William Garner + Keenan Terry | WSH Radio (Ep. 14)

Recorded July 16, project curator Larry J. Sanders is joined by WSH's entertainment critic Rhyanna Morgan, project contributor William Garner, and Beat the Buzzer's Keenan Terry for a mid-year check-in; the quartet discusses their favorite movies so far in 2018 (3:30), political correctness and faux outrage (12:10), our perspective of the country in relation to 2014 (21:20), America's current political climate (33:00), updates on Lightskinned Lórenzo's summer (42:30), our 2018 music favorites (45:40), and the celebrities with whom we'd most like to party (51:15).

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Marcel Smith + Markus Montague | WSH Radio (Ep. 13)

Recorded July 9, project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes multi-hyphenate Marcel Smith and professional basketball player Markus Montague to explore the Essential Colors personality assessment model (3:55), Marcel’s evolution as a basketball coach (12:25), the changes in travel basketball (15:15), this year’s NBA rookie class (18:00), Steph Curry’s standing all-time (25:35), and Detroit’s continuing renaissance (29:00).

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Beat the Buzzer Podcast | WSH Radio (Ep. 12)

Project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes Keenan Terry & Cardo Patterson from the Beat the Buzzer Podcast to discuss their respective podcast beginnings (3:25), the challenges of launching a podcast (6:35), DeMarcus Cousins’s move to Golden State (20:40), the fall-off of Isaiah Thomas (28:30), the Lakers’ moves since signing LeBron (33:00), Lonzo Ball’s upside (39:25), and the Pistons’ chances moving forward (44:30).

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Willie Mac Jr. + Leah Hill | WSH Radio (Ep. 11)

This week, project curator Larry J. Sanders is joined by Kindred Media’s Leah Hill & Detroit artist + entrepreneur Willie Mac Jr. to discuss the inaugural Kindred Music & Culture Festival (2:55), Willie’s newest project Inć University: Back to Cool (8:25), Willie’s entrepreneurial efforts in downtown Detroit with his family through the city’s changing demographics (15:55), the importance of education given today’s access to information (31:00), and their thoughts on today’s political climate (34:00).

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TeamCedricGill | WSH Radio (Ep. 10)

Season 2! Recorded June 11, Project curator Larry J. Sanders kicks off Year 2 of W S H Radio with Donovan Jones and Irmon Hill of TeamCedricGill to discuss the community group's origins (8:30) and their plans for growth in 2018 (14:20) before riffing on Travis Porter's impact (19:15), Tha Carter III (22:25), and this year's NBA season (29:00).

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