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Small Doses with Amanda Seales

170 episodes - English - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8.2K ratings

Your favorite truth teller, comedian, Amanda Seales, is dropping gems with, “Small Doses,” a weekly podcast that brings you potent truths for everyday use.

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Episodes

Side Effects of DMX

April 14, 2021 09:00 - 55 minutes

This week we pay our respects to the late DMX with a revisit and reflection on my 2005 interview with me and the mc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Autism (with Holly Robinson Peete)

April 07, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour

This week, we kick off April, Autism Awareness Month, with actress and autism awareness advocate Holly Robinson Peete, who talks us through her journey from her son’s diagnosis to his independence, bringing understanding and breaking the stigma surrounding this developmental disorder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Being Underestimated (with Arlan Hamilton)

March 31, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour

This week, we tap into our money minds with investor/venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton, author of It’s About Damn Time, who helps us make sense of how to use ourselves to make cents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Wisdom (with Bevy Smith)

March 24, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour

This week, author, host, and actress Bevy Smith joins us to help us identify and receive from the gem droppers in our lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Freezing Your Eggs

March 17, 2021 07:00 - 47 minutes

This week, Amanda cracks open the behind the scenes of her experience freezing her eggs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Saving Yourself

March 10, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes

This week we strap on our proverbial life vests, tighten our carabiners, and get our shovels, as we talk about the ways in which we save ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Songwriting (with Emily King)

March 03, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour

This week we get into the language of lyricism with singer-songwriter and Grammy award nominee Emily King. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Teaching the Babies (with Rio Cortez)

February 24, 2021 11:00 - 57 minutes

This week we talk teaching the truth to the young Black youth with Rio Cortez, NYT best selling children's book author of the ABCs of Black History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Black History Month

February 17, 2021 08:02 - 50 minutes

This week we take an objective look at the month that has come to be known as BHM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Black Power (with Charles M. Blow)

February 10, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour

This week, we speak to author, New York Times columnist, and revolutionary thinker Charles M. Blow about his new book The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto and the pragmatic ways to empower Black folks in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Woo-Woo (with Jessica Lanyadoo) Part 2

February 03, 2021 11:00 - 49 minutes

This week we continue our conversation with astrologer, psychic, and medium Jessica Lanyadoo about all things physical and metaphysical. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Woo-Woo (with Jessica Lanyadoo) Part 1

January 27, 2021 11:00 - 52 minutes

This week we talk to astrologer, psychic, and medium Jessica Lanyadoo about all things physical and metaphysical. Come back next week for part 2! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of a Song: Girl Like Me (by Jazmine Sullivan)

January 21, 2021 11:00 - 50 minutes

This week, we debut our first Side Effects of a Song episode, and with the help of Jazmine Sullivan’s Girl Like Me, explore how the internet got women switchin’ up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Watching the Coup as a Black American (with Brandon Victor Dixon)

January 13, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour

This week we take a peak into the minds of America's black folks as we watched the attempted "Coup on Capitol Hill" unfold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of a Reset

January 06, 2021 12:00 - 51 minutes

This week, we ctrl-alt-delete for a new year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Small Doses Keep and Dump List 2020 (Part 2)

December 30, 2020 11:00 - 42 minutes

2020 has been a doozy, but it wasn’t a full wash. And we’re wrapping up this year letting you know why, in Part 2 of our Keep and Dump list! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Small Doses Keep and Dump List 2020 (Part 1)

December 23, 2020 11:00 - 40 minutes

2020 has been a doozy, but it wasn’t a full wash. And we’re wrapping up this year letting you know why. Come back next week for part 2! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Small Doses Keep and Dump List 2020

December 23, 2020 11:00 - 40 minutes

2020 has been a doozy, but it wasn’t a full wash. And we’re wrapping up this year letting you know why. Come back next week for part 2! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Living Together

December 16, 2020 13:00 - 54 minutes

This week, we commiserate on what it means to cohabitate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Being a Woke White Guy (with Jesse Mechanic)

December 09, 2020 16:48 - 1 hour

This week we talk to writer Jesse Mechanic about the road to impactful allyship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Gratitude

December 02, 2020 11:00 - 52 minutes

This week, we explore the art appreciation and why it’s a masterpiece. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Expectations

November 18, 2020 11:00 - 43 minutes

This week, we get realistic about what we want from everybody, including ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Hope

November 11, 2020 17:26 - 49 minutes

In the wake of the election, this week we celebrate what possibility looks like from sea to shining sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SD Revisited: Side Effects of Free Speech (with Natasha Korgaonkar)

November 04, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

In the wake of this momentous election, we revisit an episode from the archives where we got into the nitty gritty of the 1st Amendment. My friend Natasha Korgaonkar, former lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, gets on the mic to clear up choice, freedom, and the difference in consequences when folks are exercising their rights vs. folks just runnin their mouths!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SD Revisited: Side Effects of Free Speech

November 04, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

In the wake of this momentous election, we revisit an episode from the archives where we got into the nitty gritty of the 1st Amendment. My friend Natasha Korgaonkar, former lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, gets on the mic to clear up choice, freedom, and the difference in consequences when folks are exercising their rights vs. folks just runnin their mouths!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Inspiration

October 28, 2020 16:52 - 33 minutes

This week we seek to spark the inner flame that gives each of us the momentum to keep on moving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Community

October 21, 2020 16:44 - 39 minutes

This week, we come together to identify what makes community and why it’s so important to preserve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Surgery

October 14, 2020 19:45 - 27 minutes

This week I talk getting your mind and body right after going under the knife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SD Revisited: Side Effects of Toxic Relationships

October 07, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

This week we take another look at toxic relationships and how we can be a compassionate co-pilot to navigating out of them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Being Outspoken

September 30, 2020 10:00 - 30 minutes

This week we revisit why now, more than ever, being outspoken is so imperative and how to find your voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Self-Care

September 23, 2020 17:49 - 45 minutes

This week, we identify 5 ways to fight that funk that we’re all in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of White Privilege (with Layla Saad)

September 16, 2020 18:31 - 1 hour

This week we talk to author Layla Saad about how talking to white people about racism can be exhausting AF. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Checking In

September 09, 2020 17:06 - 44 minutes

This week we drop a pin on where we’re at in the world right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Apologies (with Sonya Renee Taylor)

September 02, 2020 17:22 - 59 minutes

This week we get honest about apologizing with author Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of The Body Is Not An Apology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Black Voters (with LaTosha Brown)

August 26, 2020 20:38 - 1 hour

This week, we talk to organizer and political strategist LaTosha Brown about why Black votes and voters matter, and what it means to take the power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Hosting the BET Awards (Part 1)

August 19, 2020 17:26 - 1 hour

This week we run it back to that one time I hosted the 2020 BET Awards to give you the behind the scenes and drama and tea on how the innovative ground breaking show came to life! With guests: Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Renee Sanganoo, Bryon Javar, and Nicky B! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SD Revisited: Side Effects of Communication

August 12, 2020 16:11 - 1 hour

This week we re-introduce and revisit the conversation about how we have conversations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Raising Gen Z (with Sunny Hostin)

August 05, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

This week, Sunny Hostin, lawyer and host of The View, let's us in on the fun and the fails of raising Gen Z kids! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of James Baldwin (with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.)

July 29, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour

This week, we talk to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again, about the depth, value, and necessity for James Baldwin and his work in our current time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Black Cinema (with Desmond Thorne)

July 22, 2020 18:49 - 54 minutes

This week, we delve into the deep canon of Black cinema with Desmond Thorne, film expert and host of Adventures in Black Cinema, the debut show on the Smart Funny and Black podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Feelings

July 15, 2020 18:33 - 51 minutes

In true Cancer season fashion, it’s only right that we not only get in our feelings, but get real about why so many of us are scared of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Journalism (with Errin Haines)

July 08, 2020 15:29 - 1 hour

This week, we connect with Errin Haines, journalist at The 19th (https://www.19thnews.org/), to assess where journalism as a medium exists in the current media landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Voting (with Tiffany D. Cross)

July 01, 2020 17:13 - 1 hour

This week, we are joined by author and journalist Tiffany D. Cross, and uncover a bunch of ways we affect voting and voting affects us that we never considered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Being a Black Man in Hollywood (with Blair Underwood)

June 24, 2020 17:34 - 1 hour

This week, we talk to iconic actor Blair Underwood about what it means to be brotha in showbiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Black Motherhood (with Tika Sumpter)

June 18, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

This week, actress Tika Sumpter joins us to speak on creating a much-needed sweet space for Black mamas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Uprising: A Small Doses Forum (Part 2)

June 11, 2020 10:00 - 51 minutes

Part 2 of our first Small Doses Forum, where we discuss the multiple ways in which the nation's eruption of consciousness can effect change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Uprising: A Small Doses Forum (Part 1)

June 04, 2020 16:17 - 1 hour

In part 1 of our first Small Doses Forum we discuss the multiple ways in which the nation's eruption of consciousness can effect change. Come back next week for part 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Being a Black Intellectual (with Marc Lamont Hill)

May 27, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

This week, author, professor, and pundit Marc Lamont Hill joins us to illuminate the realities and sometimes contradictions of being smart, funny, and Black. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Living Alone

May 20, 2020 11:00 - 45 minutes

This week, I take a solo look at livin’ solo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Side Effects of Politics (with Angela Rye)

May 13, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

This week, CNN correspondent Angela Rye schools us on the necessities of being politically engaged and why your vote matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Guests

LeVar Burton
3 Episodes