Black in the Middle Podcast
Middle class, middle of map and just always stuck in between #blackculture and #whiteamerica. This is a podcast of three black friends who grew up in the burbs and how the battle of nature vs nurture turned them into the men they are today.
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Behind the Episode
‘The Middle Ground’ Revisited: Everything We Didn’t Say
A few weeks ago we had Glenn Sandifer II on the pod to discuss his High-Value Man relationship book, 'The Middle Ground.' This week we're cracking the book back open to unpack our thoughts on Mr. Sandifer's theories. Where did we agree? Where did we disagree? And was...
Kanye West and November Update
This week's Black in the Middle is off the cuff as Kanye West invades our regularly scheduled Autumn Update. We discuss Ye's latest controversy and then unpack what's been going on in our three corners of the world... Business, parenting and relationships. Hosts &...
Special Guest: The Situational Therapist – Derrick Hoard LMFT
This week we sit down with Derrick "The Situational Therapist" Hoard to discuss his path from a neurodivergent child of a tyrannical mother to a successful therapist and TikTok star. What starts as an interview develops into something bigger as Tim, Travis, and Herman...
From the Vault: Music Makes me Lose Control
It's all about the music on this week's pod. The boys take a trip down memory lane and discuss their most influential songs and artist through the different stages of life. We had to reach WAY back into the vault for this previously UNRELEASED episode from Season One....
Special Guest: Glenn Sandifer II
Romantic relationships are challenging under the best of circumstances. Throw in the rigors of an increasingly demanding business world and you have a recipe for dating frustration and failure. On this week’s pod the boys interview author, executive leader, business...
Relationships: Leaving Toxic Traits in the Past and Growing Together with ‘The One’
On the heels of Herman's perfect empty house Man Day, we discuss relationships past, present, and future. Did we truly leave our toxic traits behind us? How do we build stronger lives with stronger wives? And why did it take fatherhood and 40 to finally feel grown?...
Social Dominance Hierarchy: Debunking the Myth of the Alpha Male
Everybody wants to be top dog, but the Social Dominance Hierarchy is a lot more nuanced than the Alpha/Beta framework we were taught. Success means teaming with players all across the personality spectrum and we all shift in and out of different roles, so how do we...
Finding Success through Entrepreneurship with Co-Founder of Rally Gin Desmond Carr – Part 2
Lifelong friend and brilliant entrepreneur Co-Founder of Rally Gin Desmond Carr is back for PART 2 of our retrospective on his entrepreneurial journey. This week we talk about the importance of Winning as a Team, Challenging the Status Quo, and Desmond’s secret to No...
Successful entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Rally Gin Desmond Carr – Part 1
Lifelong friend and brilliant entrepreneur Co-Founder of Rally Gin Desmond Carr is in the house this week. In PART 1 of this two-part interview, we discuss Desmond’s career journey from Kansas City to Los Angeles (and every stop in between), the Found Family...
Is Fake News Challenging Your Beliefs?
Our country feels more and more divided every day. With people so wrapped up in their political, social, and religious ideology, hatred is drowning out discourse. Every disagreement feels like war. Your boys are back to discuss how disturbing blind devotion can be in...
Overturning Roe v. Wade: More than Banning Abortion
We are three black dudes from the no coast and we are not about to sit here and talk about how banning abortion in America will affect us. That will be in part 2 of this series with a special guest. However, when looking at this drastic move through a political lens,...
Summer Update Part I: Co-Parenting, Puberty, Snapchat, Joining and Finding Balance in Life
Join us for a laughter-packed episode as the crew updates you on what is on the minds of men who are black while living in the middle of white America. Also, discuss our parenting and Co-parenting strategies in today's world with social media and the internet versus...
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