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278 - Juneteenth/Pride Month/Father's Day Special - Author And Actor Chris Haley - The Power of Poetry, Managing Anxiety and Notoriety As A Creative, and Losing Work With Wayne Brady

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In this special Juneteenth, Pride Month, and Father’s Day episode, we have a conversation with Author & Actor Chris Haley. We talk about his #1 Amazon Best-Selling book of poetry, ‘Fists & Rainbows: WIth One Fist In The Air and Holla!’, the current state of American society and fairness, how he defends his uncle Alex Haley’s legacy, reparations, how he manages his anxiety, tips on how to audition and remember lines, and how self-sabotage and self-doubt cost him work with Wayne Brady. Enjoy!


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Alex Haley (author)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda (actor)

Rainer Maria Rilke (poet)

Langston Hughes (poet)

Kendrick Lamar (musician)

Paul Laurence Dunbar (poet)

Frederick Douglass (author, activist)

Arsenio Hall (producer)

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What is CRISPR? (article)

Barbara Streisand (actress)

Donny Osmond (actor)

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