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Each week on "University College" we will discuss issues ranging from politics and economic empowerment to Black fatherhood and pop culture. We try to provide a nuanced discussion about a vast array of subject matter from the perspective of three Black Males who are family men and have been friends for more than 10 years. We hope you join us and we appreciate the feedback. For booking, please email universitycollege@yahoo.com. Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.
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Nov 12, 2019

Welcome back to University College Podcast! We’ve been gone for quite some time, but it’s good to be back in the mix. While we were out, a lot of f*ckery has gone down. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground. Moving forward, we’ll give you subject marks so you can skip to the segments you want to here. We appreciate the “Where have you all been?”, the “I’m waiting for you all to talk about this or that,” and letting us into your commutes, runs, etc. This week’s episode titled “Don’t Call It A Comeback” tackles the following: 

  • 2020 Presidential race: 2:15
  • Kamala’s fall from grace: 14:05
  • Cory Booker, please: 22:15
  • 2020 Democrat talk soup: 25:35
  • In the end, there can be only one: 31:45
  • Kanye Fanaticism: 35:00
  • Under Armour going under: 51:05
  • Impeachment: 52:25
Aug 16, 2019

Episode 87 has quite of bit of everything. We recapped the last Democratic Presidential Nominee Debate, including:

- Does tarnishing Obama's legacy work?

- Why can't Kamala rise in the polls?

- Why is Elizabeth surging?

- Are you now a member of the Yang Gang?

 

We also discuss the horrific practice of separating families at the border and putting children in cages.

Jul 2, 2019

We are now through the first debates, and although 20 candidates are still in the race, we break down who should probably drop out now. Also, can Joe Biden recover from Kamala Harris dropping the hammer on him during their exchange at the debate? Find out who we were pleasantly surprised with and who we thought underperformed (hint, its Bernie).

 What’s up with Pete Buttigieg? He had quite a bit of press and raised $25M in Q2 but can’t seem to break (and stay above) 5%. He’s polling at an abysmal 0% with African Americans right now. We break down what we think this means.

Lastly, has the Democratic Party gone too far left? Free healthcare for everyone, free college—even candidate Andrew Yang proposing to give all Americans $1000 per month. More importantly, if the party has moved to the left, what does that mean for the center as the final candidates have to make their move back to the middle in a short couple of months.

Have a safe 4thof July, Happy belated Juneteenth, and Happy June 27thto our Houston Listeners!

Jun 13, 2019

It’s been a few weeks, so welcome back to University College. This week, we welcome Morehouse man Jason Keene on the show to discuss the recent graduation gift bestowed upon the Morehouse graduating class of 2019. Will the gesture by billionaire Robert F. Smith start a new trend among HBCUs or PWIs? How insufferable will Morehouse graduates be now?

Ava DuVernay’s most recent project, When They See Us, was released a few weeks back. While overall reaction has been positive, should this film be a springboard to have conversations with other races about current injustices? If you’re one of our listeners and you are Black, is it your obligation to educated non-Black people about the perils of racism, systemic oppression and more?

We close out with one of the greatest American treasures that we have: Angry Curt. We won’t divulge any other clues, but you’ll want to hear it.

We appreciate your continued support and shoot us any feedback you have!

May 7, 2019

After a lengthy break from recording, we are officially back! Curtiss has a new fondness for Spiderman, Vern got hit by a bus and Coleman is still wearing padded pants for his exercise bike.

This week, we do a quick review of the infamous Mueller report. Did Mueller fulfill his mandate even though he ultimately punted on the question of obstruction of justice with regards to Trump? How will the decisions reached (or not reached) embolden President Trump? Does he have a right to gloat?

In other political news, Uncle Joseph Biden officially entered the 2020 Presidential Race from the Democratic Party. Can Joe overcome his past transgressions such as his treatment of Anita Hill and his weird touching incidences? Will name recognition carry him into the primary season?

We wrap up with a discussion about Avengers: Endgame. 22 movies, 11 years, and one big-ass final battle scene. There are spoilers so skip the end of the episode if you have not yet seen the movie.

It's good to be back!

Feb 25, 2019

We’re back for another episode of the University College! In an already-crowded Democratic field, the choices for the primary only keep increasing. We play a quick game of “First Word You Think” about the most noteworthy names in the field: Warren, Kamala, Bernie, Joe, Corey, etc. Also, do any of these candidates have a legitimate shot at the political throne, or is it too early to tell?

There’s no doubt that the Jussie Smollet story has garnered quite a bit of attention? Do we think he’s telling the truth? It is certainly a strange story but listen to our discussion to hear our views on that, and the broader topic of why it can be difficult to express an opinion that is contrary to the “mob”.

Finally, how many Nike executives contacted Duke, Coach K, and Zion when Zion’s shoe exploded in one of the biggest games of the year? Did Nike just lose the next “sure thing” before he even got to the league?

As always, we love to hear your feedback, and thanks for listening.

Feb 3, 2019

Welcome back to University College Podcast! This episode was in our lost files, but we were finally able to get the files to save correctly!

Show Notes:

  • What Have We Been Up To?
  • Kamala Harris announces intent to run
  • Buzz Feed Fiasco
  • Soulja Boy
  • “Black Panther” and the Oscars
  • Coming To America Sequel
  • Bad Boys 3

 

Jan 16, 2019

New year, new you? Not so much for POTUS. This week, we discuss the path from owning the shut down to blaming the Democrats for it--and more importantly the impact on the American people. Recently, it was announced that Michael Cohen, Trump's former fixer, is scheduled to testify in open session on February 7th. Will his testimony lead to any additional information or is this all for show? Lastly, we discuss the R. Kelly documentary and the rightful destruction of his legacy.

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