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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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Oct 27, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide it’s okay to be awkwardly opinionated. This episode we discuss our love and adoration for Issa Rae’s television show Insecure on HBO; whether social media is a catalyst for cheating and whether committed partners should have ‘friends’. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Issa Rae and Melina Matskoukas talk 'Insecure'

Insecure’s Yvonne Orji on Dating Apps

Why Opposite-Sex Friendships Will Destroy Your Marriage

Oct 20, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide to serve this week’s tea over ice. This episode they discuss whether Mary J. Blige’s husband should get $100k/month in alimony; why flight attendants didn’t believe that two black women were actually doctors; and how FLOTUS set social media on fire in a Rose Gold Versace Gown during the Obama’s last State Dinner. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Mary J. Blige's Ex wants $100k/month in alimony

Delta's 'implicit bias' against Black Female doctors

Delta doesn't believe Black Women are doctors

FLOTUS Michelle Obama slays in Versace

Oct 13, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian mix up an elixir of empowering topics. This episode they discuss why Ava Duvernay’s documentary “The 13” about the prison system and racial inequality on Netflix is a must watch; their reactions to Leah Tysse kneeling as she sang the national anthem during an NBA game; why you need to vote and the importance of propositions. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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The 13th...prison system & racial inequality

Singer explains why she knelt during national anthem

I Will Vote...

Oct 6, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide that in order to have a seat at the table, you have to be authentic. This episode they discuss Solange’s album ‘A Seat at the Table’; why and how Marvel’s Luke Cage crashed Netflix; whether Birth of a Nation is bigger than Nate Parker and whether #ForeverDuncan has assured in the season for surprise weddings. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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A Seat At The Table – New Album By Solange

Luke Cage crashed Netflix

Luke Cage not racist...

'Birth' of a controversy...

#ForeverDuncan Surprise Wedding

Sep 29, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and decide to have a Sound Clash. This episode was pre-taped because our melodic engineer was on vacation, so we decided to pretend to be DJ’s. Let us know what you listen to and why and hopefully this musical interlude can help ease your woes. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Kennelia's Beats

Emile's Tunes

Sofia's Riddims

Say Yes

Sep 22, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide that like a Lion in Zion they need to proclaim their truth. This episode they discuss whether Marc Jacobs use of faux dread locks on the runway at NYFW is culture appropriation or appreciation; changing the Black Lives Matter narrative; and recap the 2016 Emmy Awards. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Marc Jacobs dreadlocks on runway – appropriation or appreciation?

Court rules banning dreadlocks in the workplace not illegal

Black people killed by police Terence Crutcher...another black man murdered

Emmys Recap

Sep 15, 2016

A lawyer and a comedian walk into a cyber bar, looking for a little extra "kick". In this week's episode they discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and NFL National Anthem protest; the #TeacherBae scandal; and this week's celeb news, featuring Beyonce's dance captain, Ryan Lochte and Nelly. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play until the bartender cuts you off.

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High School National Anthem protest

Russell Simmons offer Endorsements

#TeacherBae Scandal

Nelly Goes Into Debt

Surprise proposal during "Formation"

Sep 8, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide sometimes you have to cry out loud, when things are wrong. This episode they discuss how people have followed Colin Kaepernick’s actions have inspired six 5th graders to kneel during the pledge of allegiance; the No Dakota Pipeline access protest by Native American Tribes; and 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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5th grader's kneel during pledge of allegiance

Native American Tribes fighting pipeline

The Protest at Standing Rock

Fall TV Schedule

Sep 1, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s need to get in formation. This episode they recap the 2016 VMA’s; discuss Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem; and debate whether Chris Brown’s assault accuser is a criminal and a liar. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Video Music Awards 2016 recap

Colin Kaepernick's explains why he won't stand during national anthem

Abdul-Jabbar's views on Colin Kaepernick

Chris Brown released on bail

Chris Brown accuser Grand Larceny suspect

Aug 25, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s topics create a web of intrigue. This episode they discuss Nick Cannon’s enrollment as a freshman at Howard University; the cyber-attack on Leslie Jones; Naya Rivera’s honesty regarding terminating a pregnancy; and Zendaya cast as Mary Jane in the new Spider-Man movie. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Nick Cannon enrolls at Howard University

Leslie Jones hacked nude photos

Naya Rivera reveals pregnancy termination

Zendaya cast as Spider-Man's Mary Jane

Stan Lee reacts to Zendaya casting

Aug 18, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s that you need to chase your dream like a bolt of lightning, even if you have to dive at the finish line. This episode they discuss week 2 of the Rio Olympics, the Jamaican Sprinting Dynasty, and the resurfacing of Nate Parker’s rape charges. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Usain Bolt 100M Gold Shaunae Miller dives for victory

Michelle Carter wins shot put gold medal

Inside the Nate Parker Rape Case

Nate Parker rape allegations not a conspiracy

Aug 11, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide this week’s topics should win the gold. This episode they discuss the Rio Olympics; the 2 year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death; Ferguson; DOJ report on racist Baltimore police force; Kouren Thomas ; and the all-female remake of Oceans 11. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Rio Olympics

Mike Brown, Ferguson

Baltimore police racial bias

Ocean's 8

Aug 4, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian decide to have a ‘Summer Splash’. This episode they discuss a viral wedding proposal; love and whether Instagram stories will make Snapchat obsolete. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Viral Wedding Proposal

Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat

Jul 28, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian shine a bright light on this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss WNBA’s Black Lives Matter Media Boycott; and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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WNBA Black Lives Matter Boycott

WNBA Black Lives Matter Boycott

First Lady Michelle Obama's DNC Speech

Cory Booker

President Barack Obama's DNC Speech

Jul 21, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian collude to not to troll, plagiarize or lie about any of this week’s trending topics. This episode they discuss how twitter answered the call and defended Leslie Jones from trolls with the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ; Melania Trump’s plagiarized 2016 RNC Speech; and whether Kim K exposed Taylor Swift as a liar. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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#LoveForLeslieJ

Melania plagiarizes Michelle Obama's DNC Speech

Kim K exposes Taylor Swift

Jul 14, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian walk into a cyber bar and discuss this week’s trending topics over a ‘Soulstice Syrup’. This episode they discuss financial independence and banking within our communities; next steps in regards to police brutality & black lives; Sandra Bland’s lasting legacy; and the ‘Summer Soulstice’ book selection. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Sandra Bland – One Year Later Black Owned Banks

Black Owned Businesses

Black Friday in July

Summer Soulstice Book Selection: They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

Jul 7, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian use their ‘Silver Tongue’ to speak truth into action. This episode they discuss Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of police officers; President Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Marvel’s introduction of a new 15 year African-American female ‘Iron Man’; and Ciara and Russell Wilson get married. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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Alton Sterling – the 114th Black Man Killed by Police in America in 2016

President Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

Marvel’s New Iron Man Is a Black Woman

Russell Wilson and Ciara get married

Jun 30, 2016

A lawyer, a host, and a comedian digitize the Revolution. This episode they discuss Britain’s exit from the Europe Union; the 2016 BET Awards and their tribute to Prince; Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award Speech; and Knowledge of Self. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.

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BrExitVote

BET 2016 Awards Recap

Jesse Williams BET Speech

Jesse Williams BET Speech

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.

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