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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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Jun 23, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s topics are a bit of a ‘Train Wreck’. This episode they discuss the House of Representative common sense gun control sit-in lead by Rep. John Lewis, the impact of LeBron James and the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers; Alicia Key’s #NoMakeup Movement; and our Summer Soulsitice Book Series. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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House of Rep – Sit in led by Rep. John Lewis

LeBron James & 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers

#NoMakeup Alicia Keys Movement

Jun 16, 2016

A lawyer, two hosts, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and with a broken heart talk about this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss the Orlando Shooting; and the historical context of the Tony Awards. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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CNN Tribute to Orlando Victims

Orlando Shooting – is wife an accomplice?

Tony Awards 2016 Winners

Tony Awards POC Sweep

We the people have the power to change the world...but only if we act.  The Orlando shooting is the worst mass shooting in the history of America.  "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing." We ask that you help redirect the narrative and use your individual and collective voices to usher in change.  Please contact your senator via http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ or text DISARM HATE to 64433.

Jun 9, 2016

A host and a comedian walk into a cyber bar to discuss some hot topics over an "Ultimate Knockout". During this episode they discuss the legacy of sports & civil rights icon, Muhammad Ali; the new Miss USA – Deshauna Barber; and the results from the 2016 Democratic Primaries. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Muhammad Ali

Deshauna Barber – Miss USA

Democratic Primaries – Hillary Wins

Jun 2, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide to get to the root of this week’s topics. This episode they discuss why the death of a captive gorilla has become a national news story; the social and historical significance of the History channel’s new ‘Roots’ miniseries and whether we will be watching Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s new E! docuseries. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Who's to blame in Gorilla's death?

'Roots' backlack

Roland Martin on 'Roots' backlash

'Roots' review

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna snag their own E! show

May 26, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s topics are a bit of a ‘Train Wreck’. This episode they discuss Tamar Braxton’s abrupt departure from ‘The Real’; the social and legal implications of Bill Cosby standing trial for sexual assault; and Prom in the 21st century. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Tamar Braxton's 'fired' from The Real

Bill Cosby Ordered To Stand Trial

African Print Prom dress – inappropriate?

May 19, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian go off the wall talking about this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss the media and social implications of the 1st Chibok girl being found after being kidnapped by Boko Haram; Zimmerman auctioning the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin; why a Cleveland, Mississippi has been ordered to desegregate their school system; and the diversity of the Fall 2016 TV Line-up. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Chibok Victim Found in Nigeria

Zimmerman sells gun that killed Trayvon Martin

Mississippi school ordered to desegregate

Fall 2016 TV Lineup

May 12, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and realize that they have found their tribe. This episode they discuss President Obama’s Howard University commencement speech, the role of HBCUs in the 21st century; why we’re all here for Skai Jackson devouring Azelia Banks on social media and why we created Happy Hour: A Shot of Conversation. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

May 5, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and 'Drop the mic' on this week's topics. This episode they discuss the fashion hits and misses at the Met Gala: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology assigning a zero or a one; the positive and negative chatter regarding an Old Navy ad that featured an Interracial family; Hamilton's 16 Tony nominations; whether Broadways diversity should be a blueprint for Hollywood and President Barack Obama's last White House Correspondent's Dinner . If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Met Gala 2016 Fashion Recap

Old Navy ad features Interracial Family

Hamilton Makes History with 16 Tony Nominations

White House Correspondent’s Dinner 2016

Apr 28, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar to discuss some hot topics over a glass of “Purple Lemonade”. This episode they discuss the legacy and untimely death of musical legend, Prince; Lil Kim & the topic of plastic surgery; and the debut/release of Beyoncé’s visual and audio album “Lemonade”. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Apr 21, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar to discuss some hot topics and ended up creating a “Hella Cool Concotion”. This episode they discuss whether or not TV shows and movies are rewriting history; President Obama inviting rappers to the White House to discuss criminal justice reform & “My Brother’s Keeper”; Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill; and “Hella” officially being added to the dictionary. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Apr 14, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and take some shots of conversation on the same day that the “Black Mamba” takes his final shot in the NBA. This episode they discuss the NWA being inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame; Wendell Pierce Investing $20 Million To Help Create Jobs In Baltimore; and Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Ice Cube, Gene Simmons feud after N.W.A. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Kendrick Lamar Inducts N.W.A. Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘The Wire’ and ‘Confirmation’ Actor Invests $20 Million To Bring Jobs To Baltimore

Kobe Bryant's final game: 'It hasn't really hit me yet'

Apr 7, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and break down some of the hottest topics, add some spice, shake it up, and serve you a “Calypso Chaos” straight up with no chill. This episode they discuss the Harry Belafonte biopic starring Jesse Williams; how Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian went from a rumor to putting a ring on it; why so many southern states are passing religious freedom bills; and how Kerry Washington & Amy Schumer fought back against the way their image was presented in AdWeek & Glamour Magazine. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Jesse Williams to Produce & Star in Harry Belafonte Biopic

Blac Chyna Engaged

Tennessee the latest red state poised to approve ‘religious freedom’ bill

Kerry Washington – Edited Mag Cover Amy Schumer – Plus Sized?

Mar 31, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and untangle the latest trending topics. This episode they discuss how Diddy giving back in Harlem will make an impact on the community and his peers; if Apple’s new original content will be a hit; and why people can’t stay faithful including Kehlani who allegedly cheated on Kyrie Irving and Columbus Short who alledgedly cheated on Karrine Steffans. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Diddy Opening A Charter School In Harlem

New Apple Shows

Kyrie Irving Gets Played

Columbus Short Caught Cheating

Mar 24, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide that talking about trending topics is often the best ‘Electric Relaxation’. This episode they debate the significance of Nate Parker launching a film school at HBCU Wiley College; why Kat Williams is fighting with children and losing; and why Twitter turning 10 has changed the collective ‘social media’ narrative. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Nate Parker Launches Film School at Wiley College (HBCU in Texas)

Kat William Fights a minor

Twitter 10 year Anniversary

TIME Magazine’s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet”

Mar 17, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian go off the wall talking about this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss Ciara and Russell Wilson’s engagement; HBO Ballers’ hit with $200M lawsuit; Sony set to buy Michael Jackson catalog for $750M; and Jaden Smith doesn’t see man and woman clothes. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Ciara & Russell Wilson engagement haters

HBO Ballers hit with $200M lawsuit

Sony set to buy Michael Jackson catalog

Jaden Smith doesn’t see Gender in clothes

Mar 10, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and pucker up because this week’s trending topics left a sour taste. This episode they discuss the WGN’s new television series ‘Underground’ about African-American slaves escaping to Freedom; why the social media universe goes crazy every time Kim Kardashian posts a nude selfie; and Martina Sharapova admits to doping. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Underground
Kim K. gets naked again
Kremlin hits back in Maria Sharapova scandal
Maria Sharapova admits to failing drug test
Is Maria Sharapova paying too high a price?

Mar 3, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide to let their caged bird sing. This episode they discuss the social media fallout regarding Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone; Super Tuesday and Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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'Nina' Trailer Meet the Team Behind Nina

Super Tuesday 2016

Melissa Harris-Perry tweets her departure from MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry gives No F**ks about leaving MSNBC

Feb 25, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide that this week’s trending topics require a deconstructed approach. This episode they dissect Kesha’s legal battle with Sony Music; NYTimes’ Interactive Story ‘What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood: If you’re not a straight white man’; the first All Def Movie Awards; and Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler’s Flint Fundraiser. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Kesha Swears Under Oath Dr. Luke Did NOT Sexually Assault or Drug Me

Why Sony Music Can't Easily Cancel Kesha's Contract

Interesting Diversity Conversation in NY Times

All Def Movie Awards Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler to attend Flint benefit instead of Oscars

Feb 18, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and mix up an XL serving of this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss how the 2016 Grammys may have woke up America; how the PBS documentary “Black Panthers the Vanguard of the Revolution” resonates in 2016; the legal and social ramifications of Apple opposing an order to hack into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone; and whether Colin Kaepernick has committed a foul by dating a teammate’s ex or all’s fair in love and football. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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The night the Grammys woke up

Grammy recap

PBS Doc – Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution : Why revisiting the black panther revolution resonates today

Apple opposes judge's order to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and MTV's Nessa a couple

Feb 11, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide that it’s Ladies Night and mix up this week’s trending topics with just the right amount of soul. This episode they discuss the impact of Beyoncé’s Formation; Bernie Sanders New Hampshire Primary win; Ciara filing a $15M defamation suit against Future and whether you should Love or Hate Valentine’s Day. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Beyonce's Formation

Beyonce Formation Black Lives Matter

Bernie Sanders wins NH Primary

Ciara filles $15M defamation suit against Future

Valentine's Day – Love or Hate?

Feb 4, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and realize that the only way to wash down this week’s trending topics is with a stiff shot of ‘Touchdown Turn Up’. This episode they discuss why everyone hate’s Cam Newton and the Panthers; why OJ Simpson is again front page news; and how the internet almost broke when Kim and Amber Rose took a selfie. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Why is there so much hate for the Carolina Panthers?

Does OJ Simpson have CTE?

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Sets FX Record

Kim and Amber Rose take a selfie

Jan 28, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and discuss how intellectual regression is so last century. This episode they discuss whether Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” meteoric success at Sundance is an isolated anomaly or a shift towards more accurate slave narratives; B.O.B. and Neil DeGrasse Tysons debate on whether the earth is flat versus round; the ramifications of a white actor being cast to play Michael Jackson; Gabrielle Union and Stacy Dash’s debate regarding BET’s role in entertainment and race; and why we are all living for the new twitter war between Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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“The Birth of a Nation” – The Nate Parker directed Nat Turner Biopic sets $17.5 Million Sundance Record

The Earth is Flat – B.O.B. vs Neil DeGrasse Tyson Joseph Fiennes (A White Actor) Cast To Play Michael Jackson In A British TV Movie

The Role of BET – Gabrielle Union vs. Stacey Dash

Guide to the Kanye West Twitter fury unleashed on Wiz Khalifa

Jan 21, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and try to cut through some of the foolishness surrounding this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss the growth of technology specifically death-proof cars and 3D interactive google glasses; why #OscarsSoWhite is trending again; The State of Film in America and whether Columbus Short secretly marrying Karrine “Super Head” Steffans should be a trending topic. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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The Growth of Technology: Death-Proof Cars

#OscarsSoWhite

Boycotting the Oscars

9 Actors Of Color Who Should've Been Nominated For An Oscar This Year

Columbus Short Secretly Marries Karrine Steffans

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Jan 14, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and realize that in this game of conversational mixology the blueprint is constantly evolving. This episode they discuss President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address; the significance of an NFL team returning to LA, specifically Inglewood; the Flint, Michigan water crisis and the highs and lows of the 2016 Golden Globes award. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

State of the Union (2016)

NFL Will Return to Los Angeles, specifically

Inglewood Flint, MI Water Crisis

Golden Globes Top Moments, Winners, Fashion, etc Golden Globe Awards 2016 complete list of winners

Jennifer Lawrence calls out reporter

Jan 7, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar for the first time in 2016, and yell feliz Ano Novo…or if you don’t speak Portuguese Happy New Year. This episode they discuss the legal and societal ramifications of Bill Cosby’s felony charges; gun violence in America, whether Tyga contacted a 14 year for sex or a record deal; and Forbes 30 under 30. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

Bill Cosby Felony Charges

Gun violence in America – POTUS speaks

Tyga's latest scandal

Forbes: 30 under 30 (2016)

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