Get Happy With J Podcast

Get Happy With J Podcast


Latest Episodes

What is Gentrification?
July 08, 2019

We are talking about gentrification in this podcast episode. We define and analyze this issue that is affecting historic neighborhoods all across the country. Low income residents, mostly people of color, are being displaced daily.

Tennis Anyone? Our Wimbledon 2019 Preview
July 01, 2019

Tennis is a great love and it is my pleasure to talk all about the sport and Wimbledon which begins tomorrow. I review upcoming matches and potential upsets. Who are my favorites to win? Just take a listen to find out. https://gethappywithj.com/

When They See Us Review
June 22, 2019

When They See Us is an emotionally painful but necessary viewing experience. This film gives a snapshot of the grim reality of racism and poverty and how they are impacted by a flawed justice system. Take a listen to the Get Happy With J podcast revi...

Does Reality TV Create Monsters?
June 17, 2019

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to what we watch on television. Reality TV is part of the cultural fabric of this country. We watch it by the millions and the more "ratchet" the behavior,

Dealing With Grief: Birthdays & Anniversaries
May 05, 2019

Dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one is never easy. After you survive the acute grief, when the emotional devastation is at its worse, you may feel like that is the end. The truth is that as long as you live,

The Cancel Culture
April 29, 2019

In this podcast episode we explore the phenomenon of the cancel culture. We analyze the concept and what it means specifically to African-Americans. In the world of social media it is all too easy to become divided and angry.

Colorism 101
April 15, 2019

Colorism in the black community is a sensitive topic to discuss. In this podcast episode, Karen and I open up about our personal experiences with colorism. We have to very different points of view on the issue in ways which may be surprising.

The Mueller Mess
April 07, 2019

Weeks before the Mueller report was released to Attorney General William Barr, there was a murmur which began in response to the question we were all asking ourselves, "What if the Mueller report doesn't conclude much of anything?

Dear Jussie and Cardi B
March 31, 2019

Attorney Don Jackson joins me in this week's podcast episode. With the help of Don's legal expertise, we analyze the recent public spectacle of the Jussie Smollett case and Cardi B's troubling admissions. The sudden unexplained dismissal of all charg...

Healthcare: An Intimate Portrait
March 24, 2019

Turn on any news show and you are likely to hear the political debate about healthcare. Sadly, what is usually missing is the actual personal perspective of individuals for whom healthcare is not merely a talking point, but a crisis.