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Happy Hour: A Shot of Conversation

Happy Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by Sofia Stanley, Emile Ennis Jr. and Kennelia Stradwick, that serves listeners a taste of exactly what happens when a lawyer, a host and a comedian, walk into a cyber bar. Listen as they discuss, argue, dissect, analyze anything and everything including sex, religion and politricks. They rarely agree on anything, except that, sometimes the only thing that gets you through the week is, a shot of conversation. At Happy Hour you BYOB, but the tea is on us.
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Dec 31, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide to do shots, shots, shots because… who doesn’t love New Year’s Eve shots. This episode they discuss their favorite moments and trends of 2015; whether diversity in Hollywood has reached its tipping point or has become the new normal; best and worst New Year’s Eve stories ; and their 2016 New Year’s resolutions. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dec 24, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide to serve up Christmas Cheer. This episode they discuss their favorite Christmas songs, movies and memories; whether anyone still remembers the reason for the season or has Christmas become too commercial; when they found out Santa wasn’t real; and the Christmas gift they never got as a kid. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Boys II Men – Let It Snow

Flower Makin Basket

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Dec 17, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and are a bit underwhelmed by this week’s trending topics, with one Grand Slam exception. This episode they discuss former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw’s rape convictions; Serena Williams being named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year for 2015; the moral and legal implications of Cosby suing “some” of his accusers for defamation ; and why Diddy told the world via Instagram that his Baby mama is “set for life”. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Dec 10, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and take their best shot at this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss Ayesha Curry’s modesty tweet; Time Magazine’s 2015 Person of The Year; whether LeBron James’ recent endorsement deals prove he really is a King; and why Ava Duvernay’s Barbie sold out in less than an hour. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Ayesha Curry Tweets About Fashion Trends & Modesty – Twitter Reacts

Time Magzine 2015 Person of the Year

LeBron James signs lifetime Nike deal

LeBron James Warner Bros. Deal

Ava Duvernay Barbie Sold Out

Dec 3, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and can almost not believe what’s in this week's conversational cocktail. This episode they discuss Kobe Bryant's retirement from the Lakers and the NBA; whether Black pastors who support Trump are prostitutes; and whether Chicago is a political or actual war zone; and Justin Bieber's latest record breaking album "Purpose." If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement

Trump & Black Clergy

Mayor fires Chicago Police Superindentent

Justin Bieber album beats Beatle's Billboard record

Nov 26, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and are so grateful to discuss this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss whether beauty is moving away from plastic surgery in favor of “natural” beauty; whether Americans should practice “Conscious Capitalism” on Black Friday ; and why they are so Thankful for Thanksgiving. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

K Michelle wants her old booty back

Some Retailers Step Back From Black Friday Frenzy

The Year Network TV Finally Let Us See Natural Black Hair

Meet the 29-year-old YouTuber who turned her natural hair into a massive career opportunity

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Nov 19, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and add an extra dose of amour to this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss Ronda Rousey's epic loss; the global impact of the recent Paris terrorist attacks; Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV+, and whether Patti LaBelle needs to cut a rising social media star a check for her pies million dollar success. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Ronda Rousey's epic loss

Paris Attacks – Global Effect

Charlie Sheen's HIV+ announcement

Patti LaBelle's Pie

James Wright tries Patti LaBelle's Pie

Nov 12, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and have a hard time mixing a cocktail because the trending topics are “not hot”. This episode they discuss whether being called gay is still an insult; how Mizzou students’ activism is highlighting a larger issue regarding racism on US campuses; whether the NFL’s treatment of Greg Hardy highlights a hole in their domestic violence policy and whether giving your husband a hall pass is a recipe for disaster. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Is being called gay an insult

Protests at Mizzou

Greg Hardy & NFL Policy on Domestic Violence

Toya Wright gives husband a "hall pass"

Nov 5, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and get a little ‘juiced’ discussing this week’s trending topics. This episode they debate whether there is life on Mars; whether the Black Church’s traditional stance on gay members is un-Christian; the legal and social next steps regarding the Assault at Spring Valley; and whether Halle Berry’s ex-husband David Justice was justified in airing her dirty laundry or was he overly emotional. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Mars, are we alone?

Black and Gay in the Church

Support Spring Valley Victim by Todd Rutherford – GoFundMe

David Justice Denies Abusing Ex-Wife Halle Berry, Points Finger at Wesley

Snipes and Issues a Warning to Olivier Martinez

Referenced Videos

Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church (Trailer) Spring Valley

Parent Speech about police brutality

Oct 29, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are thrilled to just let loose in honor of All Hallows’ Eve. This episode they pay tribute to Thriller; discuss their favorite Halloween costumes; share their role play fantasies; and deliberate on who should get “The Drawls,” Serge Ibaka or Odell Beckham Jr. If you consider yourself a Conversational Mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Why do we dress up on Halloween Day of The Dead

The Drawls - Serge Ibaka

The Drawls - Odell Beckham Jr.

Oct 22, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and get delirious talking about this week’s trending. This episode they deliberate on why there may be a need for a Men’s Movement; how accurate 'Back To The Future II' predicted the future; why Star Wars VII has triggered a twitter war; and why we can’t stop talking about Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ video. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Men's Movement

Back To The Future Day – 10.21.15

#BoycottStarWarsVII

#CelebrateStarWarsVII

Hotline Bling

 

Oct 15, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian spit fire this week discussing current events. This episode they discuss the first national democratic debate of the 2016 Presidential campaign; why we’re all still talking about Raven-Symone’s statement that she wouldn’t hire a person with a ‘ghetto’ name; the social relevance of Rapper T.I. saying that women are too emotional to be President; and our initial reactions to Lamar Odom being found unconscious in a brothel. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Democratic Debate

Raven-Symone won't hire people with 'ghetto' names

Rapper T.I. says women are too emotional to be President

Lamar Odom found Unconscious in brothel

Oct 8, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are all tangled up in this week’s trending topics. This episode they deliberate on why a book publisher described African Slaves as “workers” and “immigrants”; the viral backlash after Cosmopolitan magazine called the Kardashian’s the ‘First Family’; the socio-political ramifications of NY inmates beating the Harvard debate team; and whether Victor Cruz’s fiancé’s “I caught you cheating” texts are justified or ratchet? If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

McGraw-Hill to rewrite textbook to correct referring to African Slaves as “workers” and “immigrants”

Backlash after Cosmopolitan magazine called Kardashian’s the First Family

NY Inmates Defeat Harvard’s Debate Team

Victor Cruz’s fiance’ blasts him for cheating, via text to his “Side Chicks”

Oct 1, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are taking as many shots as they can at this week’s trending topics. This episode they debate the cultural significance of the Zendaya Faux Locs Barbie; whether we should be concerned that Kim Davis met Pope Francis; whether NCAA athletes should be paid beyond the cost of attendance; and is ‘Plus Size’ equal?. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Zendaya Faux Locs Barbie

Kim Davis meets Pope Francis

NCAA Doesn’t Need to Pay Athletes Beyond Cost of Attendance, Court Rules

Lane Bryant Plus Size Re-Branding

Lane Bryant Responds to Critics

Sep 24, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are giving this week’s hot topics an “Opportunity” to be the catalyst for a deeper conversation. This episode they discuss the historical and social significance of Viola Davis being the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series; why Pope Francis’ visit to the US may mark the Catholic church’s conscious evolution; why Selfies are deadlier than sharks; and why everyone is in love with Taraji P. Henson, Cookie and Empire. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Viola Davis Emmy Acceptance Speech

Pope Francis visit the US

Sharks vs Selfies

The "Empire" Effect and why we all love Cookie/Taraji

Sep 17, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are giving this week’s hot topics a proverbial “Side-Eye”. This episode they debate why a Muslim teen was arrested for building a clock; whether they like or dislike Facebook's dislike button; why Matt Damon needs to take a diversity training class and who will win versus who should win an Emmy. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

FEATURED LINKS

Muslim Teen Gets Arrested for Building a Clock – Has America’s Fear Gone Too Far

Facebook Dislike Button

“Matt-Splaining” – Matt Damon Knows More About Diversity Than The Diverse

Emmy Predictions. Who will win

Sep 9, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian hope this week’s cocktail dismantles “Old Fashioned” ideologies. This episode they discuss whether sexting between minors should be a criminal offense, their views on Damon Wayans’ defending Bill Cosby; the implications of the $6.4 million Freddie Gray Settlement; and whether anyone should be surprised by Caitlyn Jenner’s views on gay marriage. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

NC Teen jailed for sexting with a minor

Damon Wayans defends Bill Cosby

Freddie Gray’s family awarded $6.4 Million settlement: Freddie Gray’s family awarded $6.4 Million settlement

Caitlyn Jenner's views on gay marriage

Sep 3, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are bewildered because sometimes "The Word is Not Enough," but it's all that they have. This episode they discuss the MTV VMA Shenanigans; whether the Bond Author's statement that Idris Elba is "too street" to play Bond is valid or racist; is the Freddie Gray the new test case for Black Lives Matter; and the legal and moral ramifications of a clerk denying a same sex couple a marriage license. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

MTV VMA recap

James Bond Author Thinks Idris Elba is "Too Street" to play the role Idris' Response to being called "Too Street"

Judge denies motions to dismiss charges, recuse Mosby in Freddie Gray case

Clerk denies marriage license to same sex couple

Aug 27, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian are in a bit of a chaotic frenzy regarding this week’s cocktail. This episode they deliberate on why #LaughingWhileBlack is no laughing matter; how the media may be an accessory after-the-fact in public shootings; should we feel guilty for thinking the Ashley Madison leak is karma; and Trump vs. Univision. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Laughing While Black in Napa Valley

Virginia Shoots Victims on Live TV

Ashley Madison Leaked Info

Donald Trump vs. Univision

Aug 20, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian serve everything Straight Up. This episode they debate the formula behind the box office success of ‘Straight Outta Compton’; the moral implications of Jared’s plea deal; whether children should receive participation trophies; and how Mike Epps wife caught him cheating on Twitter. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Straight Outta Compton Box Office Hit

Subway's Jared Pleads Guilty

Participation Trophies

Mike Epps Cheats via Twitter

Aug 13, 2015

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian have a little too much of their own cocktail and playfully ease on down the road. This episode they talk about whether the NBC reboot of ‘The Wiz’ is genius or blasphemous; whether the 2016 presidential election is becoming a joke; why DNA can’t tell African-Americans specifically where in Africa they come from; and online dating, I do or I don’t. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Featured Link #1: The Wiz 2.0 (Stephanie Mills)

Featured Link #2: The Wiz 2.0

Featured Link #3: 2016 Presidential Campaign

Featured Link #4: Tracing the African roots of African-Americas: Online Dating

Featured Link #5: Online Dating

Aug 6, 2015

A lawyer, a host and two comedians walk into a cyber-bar? What comes next is a whole lot of ‘Trouble Man.’ This episode they debate whether R&B Music is dead or are listeners zombies; Police terror state or paranoia; was Bobbi Kristina’s death an accident, murder or exploitation; and whether the use of the word B##ch has evolved into compliment? If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Featured Link #1: The popification of R&B (Tamar Braxton)

Featured Link #2: The popification of R&B (Tyrese)

Featured Link #3: Police Terror State or Paranoia

Featured Link #4: Bobbi Kristina – Accident, Murder, Exploitation?: Bobbi Kristina — D.A. Gunning for Manslaughter Charge Against BF

Featured Link #5: B**ch, Liberating or Offensive

Jul 30, 2015

A lawyer, a host and a comedian call a different play this week and make a drink that’s two parts politics, one part justice and one part football. This episode they discuss the significance of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya; whether Ray Tensing’s murder indictment of a Samuel DuBose, a black unarmed motorist, is an outlier or the tipping point; whether the death of Cecil the Lion is a valid story or a distraction; and the NFL hires their first female coach? If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Featured Link #1: The significance of President Obama's visit to Kenya

Featured Link #2: Cop indicted for murder of Sam DuBose

Featured Link #3: Cecil the Lion killed – story or distraction?

Featured Link #4: Jen Welter 1st Female NFL Coach

Jul 23, 2015

A lawyer, a filmmaker, a host and a comedian get serious this week realizing that sometimes the only remedy for life’s woes is to commune with one another and talk things out. This episode they discuss why Sandra Bland’s arrest and subsequent death still has the US divided; the voice of conservative America and their continued attack on the President; why All Lives Matter as a retort to Black Lives Matter is tone deaf and racist; whether ‘Ashley Madison’ Cheaters ever win? If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Featured Link #1: Sandra Bland…#IfIDieInPoliceCustody

Featured Link #2: Conservative anchor goes on rant against the President

Featured Link #3: OITNB and HTGAWM actor explains why people should stop saying "All Lives Matter"

Featured Link #4: All #BlackLivesMatter. This is Not a Moment, but a Movement

Featured Link #5: AshleyMadison.com gets hacked and hackers threaten to release cheaters information

Jul 16, 2015

A lawyer, a filmmaker, a host and a comedian devise their own game of "Duck, Duck, GOAT," where you lose if you don't have an opinion. This episode they dissect whether US President Barack Obama's commutation of 46 drug offenders will be the catalyst for a national conversation on a broken prison system; whether Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of this generation; is 50 cent broke or is he just using his financial common sense; can Andy Cohen's apology stop a 'cultural misappropriation' boycott of Bravo. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Featured Link #1: POTUS commutes 46 drug offenders: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/13/politics/obama-commutes-sentences-drug-offenders/index.html

Featured Link #2: Serena G.O.A.T. : http://www.complex.com/sports/2015/07/serena-williams-is-the-goat

Featured Link #3: 50 cent broke?: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/50-cent-files-bankruptcy_55a3c578e4b0ecec71bc6918

Featured Link #4: Bravo Boycott: http://thegrio.com/2015/07/14/boycottbravo-trends-after-andy-cohen-calls-actress-a-jackhole-for-speaking-out-against-cultural-appropriation/

Featured Link #5: Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1KJRRSB_XA

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