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EPND Podcast

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Extraordinary People Next Door Podcast tells the story of the everyman and everywoman, the John and Jane Q’s, the oft overlooked and quiet influencers of color that have shaped the art and culture of Pittsburgh and beyond. EPND wants to tell the story of “the bottom” and those on their grind upwards… read more

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Season 1.10 The Jason Rivers Episode

January 3rd, 2021


The EPND Podcast closes out Season 1 with a powerful sit down with champion of restorative justice, Jason Rivers. Jason discusses navigating the …

Season 1.09 The Kaila Episode

December 24th, 2020


Disclaimer: There isn’t any manual for the job of parenting, you kind of just figure it out as you go. In this episode Brother Jason sits down with …

Season 1.08 - The Craig Orr Episode

December 19th, 2020


They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. In this episode one half of the EPND Podcast, Brother Jason seeks to tap into his roots by sitting down with his father, Craig Orr. They talk about the family …

Season 1.07 - The Khufu El Episode

December 3rd, 2020


On this episode of the EPND Podcast Amil and Jason sat down with musical and visual artist, entrepreneur and change maker and Chicago native, Khufu El. The conversation ranged from the Black experience growing up in …

Season 1.06 - The Maya Myeko Episode

November 15th, 2020


On this episode of the EPND Podcast Amil and Jason sat down with two powerful queens pulsating with the divine feminine. We covered topics ranging …

Season 1.05 - The Said Episode

October 9th, 2020


The Extraordinary People Next Door Podcast sits down with artist, activist, educator, Farooq Al-Said. They discuss his journey from Toronto to Miami to Pittsburgh to New York and back. Farooq details the influence of …

Season 1.04 - The Timothy Jones & Dr. Tyra Good Episode

September 2nd, 2020


In this episode of the EPND Podcast Amil and Jason sat down with educator, writer, lecturer, and co-founder of #HipHopED , Timothy Jones (@tdj6899). They were joined by special guest Dr. Tyra Good (@tyrathegooddr),

Season 1.03 - The Free Blackwell Episode

August 24th, 2020


In this episode, Amil and Jason sat down with community activist and organizer Dina “Free” Blackwell (@FreeBlackwell). Free Blackwell is the Executive Director of Homewood Renaissance Association and the House of Manna. …

Season 1.02 - The Charles X. Cook Episode

August 24th, 2020


In this episode of the EPND Podcast, Amil and Jason sit down with Charles X. Cook. Charles details growing up a promising athlete in the Washington D.C. area during the apex of the Crack Cocaine epidemic. He describes …

Season 1.01 - The Paradise Gray Episode

August 9th, 2020


Jason and Amil, hosts of the EPND Podcast, interview Hip-Hop Pioneer Paradise Gray. In this interview he details his extensive history with the rap group X-Clan and the Latin Quarter nightclub. Other topics include …

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