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A Shot of Melanin

48 EpisodesProduced by MichelleWebsite

a podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices, stories, and accomplishments of Black Canadians. And having a little fun too. Become a member at Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

48 Episodes | 2019 - 2024


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What About Your Friends: Unpacking & Learning the strength of Friendships

February 28th, 2024


In the latest episode of "A Shot of Melanin," we dive deep into the intricate world of friendships. Hosts Michelle is joined by esteemed guest Therapist Simone Donaldson, CEO of Agape Lens, for an enlightening …

Celebrating Black Love: The Dean and Nicky story

February 14th, 2024


Welcome to another episode of A Shot of Melanin! Today, we're delving deeper into the topic of black love. Remember last year when I shared my own love story with my fiancé? Well, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, we're …

Insure your story: Life Legacy and critical Illness Safeguards

January 31st, 2024


Welcome to another insightful episode of the A Shot of Melanin podcast! In this episode, we dive deep into the crucial topics of Life Insurance and …

Visualize & Thrive: The Power of Your Vision Board

January 24th, 2024


Welcome to another empowering episode of "A Shot of Melanin" podcast! In this installment, we dive into the transformative world of vision boards with our special guest, Hazel from the "Black Girl Interrupted" podcast. …

Trailer for Season 5!!!

January 22nd, 2024

Get ready for a brand new season !

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Lets continue... shall we?

June 28th, 2023


On todays episode I am giving you an update as to where I have been, what's the future for this podcast as well as giving you June`s artist and song of the month.


HEADS UP!!! we do contest and giveaways!!! So if you …

We rise in Power

March 29th, 2023


To wrap up International women's month we have the Author Christina Williams, one of the authors of the wonderful book 'We rise in power'. We discuss …

Celebrating Women

March 27th, 2023


On todays episode .In honor of international women's month, I speak about a few women in Canada that have made a contribution to Canada and left an impact. I also share with you a few testimony of the authors from the …

My Love is...

February 15th, 2023


In Honor or Black History month and the Day of love ( valentines day of course) I have my fiancé on the podcast as we discuss our journey in love as well as give some advice for those that are single and words of …

Let's get real about Real Estate

January 25th, 2023


With Interest rates continuing to rise , many first time homebuyers worry that they've been iced out of the housing market. Moreover its getting harder to qualify. What about those that own homes looking to sell, is now …

Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

January 11th, 2023


In this first episode of the new year , I reviews the worldly event of 2022 as well as reflects on past episodes. I discuss the lessons she learned as a podcaster and what my vision is for the new year.


If you are in …

Don't break the Bank this holiday

November 9th, 2022


As you know (or may not know) Canada is going into a recession, and with the holiday season just around the corner, this will be one of the hardest …

Recap ...Shall we?

November 2nd, 2022


On the First episode of Season 4, Michelle has her friend Paula on the episode as they talk about the current events. From Nick Cannon to the Death …

Are women the reason the bar is on the floor?

July 27th, 2022

On the final episode of A Shot of Melanin we have a podcast take over. The host of the Raw Sex podcast Dominique Marks along side with his super …

Politicians be Poli-Ticking.

July 13th, 2022


Its been one month since the Ontario elections, and the conservatives won. But how do we really feel about it? What was our thoughts on the election campaign? The projections? and the fact that less than 50% of …

Mass Shooting Shituation pt 2

June 29th, 2022


On todays episode we continue the conversation of gun violence that we find in the US , from Uvalde to Buffalo. We also switch focus and talk about …

Here's to great Dads!

June 15th, 2022


With fathers day right around the corner Michelle has special guest, Canadian and Youtuber Adam Ali. Adam Ali aka ADAMwontLOSE is a Proud Father, …

BMK: Black Mom killing it!

May 11th, 2022


In honor of Mothers day we have a special episode! Today is about a Canadian mom that creating safe spaces and killing it in the game. Meet Tanya Hayles, mom, entrepreneur and creator of the organization Black Moms …

Its all about the Benjamins baby!

April 13th, 2022

Lets talk all things Finance! I know its especially hard to get all the tool and resources when it comes to Financial Literacy especially here in …

Cancel Culture

March 30th, 2022


With the rise of Social Media we have seen so much positive. Never before are we able to connect whether with family a strange or even a celebrity. …

New year new me: How to make 2022 your best year.

March 16th, 2022


Its a new year guys! So on todays episode Michelle discusses easy ways to enjoy 2022 and make it your best year yet!

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My body, My choice

October 6th, 2021


On todays episode we get into the topic of women's bodies and the complexities surrounding the issue. Why is society so obsesed with policing women …

Our story; The journey into motherhood (Part2)

May 28th, 2021


On this episode Michelle, Brittany and Paula continue the conversation of motherhood in honor of mothers day. Stay tuned to he end of the episode for …

Our story; The journey into motherhood (Part1)

May 12th, 2021


On todays episode, Michelle, Brittany and Paula discuss motherhood in a two part episode in honour of Mother's day.  We discuss the good the bad and …

Monogamy, Marriage and Matey

April 14th, 2021


On todays episode of A shot of melanin. Michelle brings family on he podcast to discuss all things monogamy and marriage. We discuss about our personally thoughts, opinion and perspective. We discuss things such as  '

Let's talk about Sex

March 24th, 2021


In this episode of A shot of melanin, we decide to have a little fun. We have a special guest that not new to the podcast, Mr. Andrew Jones from The Sports Jones Podcast.  This episode is hot and heavy so make sure …

Pass the Mic: A Discussion on Anti Racism

March 10th, 2021


In today's episode, Michelle speaks with Sara Fung, a nurse and host of The Gritty Nurse podcast. In this episode, Michelle and Sara discuss COVID, the vaccine but most importantly, racism faced within the Asian …

Being Black in Canada

February 3rd, 2021

On todays episode Brittany and Michelle talk about Racisms in Canada. In honor of Black history month they discuss their thoughts and stories on what's it like being black in Canada, with the help of special guest …

Mental Health is Wealth

January 20th, 2021

Let’s be honest 2020 was a year that has tested us more than ever. We wanted to be mentally prepared for 2021, so Britt and Michelle called in the professionals to talk all things on mental health. In this episode, we …

A Cyster Conversation: All Things Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

January 6th, 2021


For the premiere episode of season 2, Michelle and Brittany wanted to highlight a disorder that affects 1 in 10 women: polycystic ovarian syndrome, …

We're back!

January 4th, 2021


Did you miss us?? I know we missed you guys. The wait is finally over, we are  back with a new season. A season of great discussions, periods of reflection and lots of laughs.  Season 2 drops on January 6, 2021. In the …

The Wrap Up pt. 1

October 7th, 2020


In today's episode, Michelle, Paula and Brittany talk all things hot topics from this year. From the death of Chadwick Boseman, to Jada and Will's …

Representation Matters

September 23rd, 2020

In today's episode, we talk about the portrayals of minorities in the media. We discuss the #Oscarssowhite campaign and share our thoughts on how we feel that movement has impacted the media we consume today. We also …

Love The Skin You're In

September 9th, 2020


In today's episode, we speak with special guest Wesline Clermont, a vibrant, confident momma of 1 about the effects of social media on women's self-esteem. We talk about our own experiences that helped shape our sense …

Back to Reality

August 26th, 2020


In today's episode, We have two special guests on the show. Our first guest is a youtube Mom of little 4-year-old Amiyah, we welcome Brittany to the …

In need of a little guidance

August 5th, 2020


In today's episode, Michelle explores the world of Life coaches with her special guest Nrgy. Nrgy is a Life coach based in Atlanta and on today's …

Let the Brutha Speak!

July 22nd, 2020


On Todays Episode we revisit one of our earlier episode. only this time we brought a brutha on the show to discuss the male's perspective on dating and Relationships.  Joining us on this episode is Anthony the host of …


June 12th, 2020


On this episode of A Shot of Melanin, Michelle discusses the recent news of the passing of Geroge Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. As well as the current climate, from protest to industry contribution and …

Is this the new normal?

May 7th, 2020

With COVID- 19 around see what Michelle is up to. What are her thoughts about the virus. Don’t forget to follow our Instagram page @Ashotofmelanin--- …

Love is...

March 13th, 2020


In today's episode of love is blind Michelle has a special guest on the show to talk about the Hit Netflix show "Love is Blind". We talk about our thoughts on the show and who was our favorite couple. There will be lots …

Is it corny or is it a blessing?

February 14th, 2020

On this episodes Michelle discuss about receiving your blessings by having self reflection and removing yourself from toxicity. And of course the …

On that 2020 Vision

February 1st, 2020

With January coming to an End what does your vision look like for the rest of the year? In this episode, Michelle dives it how A shot of melanin came about as well as how to go about creating your own vision for the …

Dealing with Grief

January 31st, 2020


How do you grieve the loss of someone you never even met? In this episode of A shot of Melanin, Michelle reflects on the life of Kobe Bryant as well as talk about grief and how to get to the road to recovery.  

Looking …


January 16th, 2020

On this episode, Paula and Michelle talk about adulting.  What was their perception and what it really was to be an adult.  As well as drops some …

Looking back &Moving Forward...

January 10th, 2020


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR LISTENERS!!! It was only fitting that we did the #10yearchallenge. In this episode, Paula and Michelle Reflect on the past ten …

Dating and Relationships

January 3rd, 2020


We asked you what you wanted our first podcast to be about and you guys did not disappoint.  Since Dating and relationships was such a broad topic we …

Trailer: Coming January 2020!!

December 6th, 2019

Our first ever podcast as friends! We tackle serious issues and not so serious issues. Of course, while having a few drinks and lots of laughs. Get …
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