Small Doses with Amanda Seales

59 EpisodesProduced by Starburns Audio

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

59 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Side Effects of Being a Radical Black Artist (with Tongo Eisen-Martin)

March 21st, 2019


Side Effects of The Red Pill Podcast

March 14th, 2019


Side Effects of Narcissists (with Candice Thompson)

March 6th, 2019


Side Effects of Fame

February 27th, 2019


Side Effects of Family (with Sharufa Rashied-Walker)

February 20th, 2019


Side Effects of Being A Comedian Part 2

February 13th, 2019


Side Effects of Being A Comedian Part 1 (with Roy Wood Jr.)

February 6th, 2019

This week, one of Amanda’s favorite comedians, Roy Wood Jr. (Daily Show), stops by to dig into where to find the funny, and how to let it found you. Come back next week for Gem Droppin’ and DMTs!

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Side Effects of Pan Africanism, Part 2 (with Noma Dumezweni and Michaela Coel)

January 31st, 2019

Part 2 of our episode with Noma Dumezweni (Hermione “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and Michaela Coel (“Chewing Gum”) on what it means to be a part of and a believer in the black diaspora.

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Side Effects of Pan Africanism, Part 1 (with Noma Dumezweni and Michaela Coel)

January 23rd, 2019

In this episode, we bring Noma Dumezweni (Hermione “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and Michaela Coel (“Chewing Gum”) together for a three sided convo on what it means to be a part of and a believer in the black …

Side Effects of a Crush

January 17th, 2019


Side Effects of Social Media (with Tess Finkle)

January 9th, 2019

This week we’re joined by my publicist, Tess Finkle of Metro PR to explore how likes, hashtags, retweets and more have come to rule our analog lives …

Side Effects of Self Doubt (with Jordan Carlos)

January 2nd, 2019


Side Effects of Being a Cat Lady

December 26th, 2018

This week is for all my folks who know that even tho they get a bad rap for being sketchy, and clawing you if you scratch em wrong, our feline …

Side Effects of the Holidays

December 19th, 2018

This episode we get festive for that special time of year full of funny style family members, exes resurfacing, and of course, holiday cheer!

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Side Effects of Doing a Special

December 12th, 2018


Side Effects of Dating an Artist (with Lauren London)

December 5th, 2018


Side Effects of Not Having Kids

November 28th, 2018


Side Effects of Travel (with Demetria Lucas)

November 21st, 2018

This week your other favorite source for self help from the hip and travel maven, Demetria Lucas talks the fun of jet setting and the value of getting out of your comfort zone and broadening your perspective! 

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Side Effects of Being an Oreo (with Michael James Scott)

November 14th, 2018

This week, Broadway star Michael James Scott joins us to talk what it is to be a black person but not embraced by the black community because of a …

Side Effects of Toxic Masculinity Pt. 2

November 7th, 2018

This week, we continue the conversation on toxic masculinity (without Dondre), and touch on what makes a man-basher, dealing with mansplainers, and …

Side Effects of Toxic Masculinity, Pt. 1 (with Dondré Whitfield)

October 31st, 2018

This week, “Queen Sugar,” and “The Cosby Show’s” Dondré Whitfield joins us to go head to head in a 2pt extravaganza episode identifying, challenging, and dismantling, the beast of patriarchy.

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Side Effects of College (with Ashley Blaine Featherson)

October 24th, 2018

This week we’re getting scholarly on y’all!!  “Dear White People’s” Ashley Blaine Featherson joins us to talk all things collegiate and the pros/cons …

Side Effects of Living in Modern America

October 17th, 2018

It’s no secret that this country is submerging into trying times.  This week we discuss how the dysfunctional state of the union is affecting the state of our mental health and ways to manage it.

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Side Effects of Moving

October 10th, 2018


Side Effects of Style (with Bryon Javar)

October 3rd, 2018

This episode we take it to your closets and the runway, talking all things fashion and flavaful with our guest, stylist to the stars, Bryon Javar!

Side Effects of Loneliness

September 26th, 2018

If ya think you’re lonely now...then you need to listen to this episode.  We cozy up to the realities of feeling like an island and how to manage the …

Side Effects of Great Sex

September 19th, 2018


Side Effects of Ending a Frienship (with Toni Trucks)

September 12th, 2018


Side Effects of Going on Tour

September 5th, 2018

We’re back! A lot can happen in a month, especially when you’ve been touring the country, and Amanda has got all the good, the bad, and the funny on taking her show, Smart Funny & Black, to the masses!

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Side Effects of Being in Your 30s

August 1st, 2018

On our last episode of the season, we pay homage to the decade of your 30s!  If you’re wondering if you’re where you should be, how you’ll get where …

Side Effects of Being Woke (with Kendrick Sampson)

July 25th, 2018

This week we welcome actor/activist, Kendrick Sampson (HTGAWM; Vampire Diaries) and discuss self care, hoteps, idealism, and the many things that come with being alert to the (side)ways of the world!

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Side Effects of a Breakup

July 19th, 2018

We’ve all been there and know what it’s like. The tears, the drunk texts, the sad music. Yup! This episode will hit home for a lot of folks as we dig …

Side Effects of Having Anxiety

July 11th, 2018

In an effort to address the topic without genralizing it since, it shows up different for everyone who suffers from it, this week, is a super personal episode all about specifically Amanda's anxiety, how it impacts her …

Side Effects of Being Outspoken (with Luvvie Ajayi)

July 5th, 2018

This week’s, “Side Effects of Being Outspoken” keeps it 100 about the professional and personal repercussions of speaking your truth with best selling author, blogger, Luvvie Ajayi, in a mash up episode!  For Pt. 1 …

Side Effects of Being A Cancer

June 27th, 2018

This episode is for the uber sensitive, oh so loyal, consummate homebodies, THE CANCERS!  In honor of my birthday, I’m doing an entire episode dedicated to the crybaby creatives of the zodiac, and what’s it’s like to be …

Side Effects of Free Speech (with Natasha Korgaonkar)

June 20th, 2018

 This episode we take the more serious route to get to the nitty gritty of the 1st Amendment. My friend, Natasha Korgaonkar former lawyer with the NAACP Leah Defense Fund gets on the mic to clear up choice, freedom, and …

Side Effects of Being an Independent Woman

June 13th, 2018

This episode is for the ladies, doin the damn thang, handlin’ their own biz, and making moves! We’re diving in to the ups, downs, and every where in between of being a woman who can carry her own weight in a world that …

Side Effects of Being a Nerd (with Ron Funches)

June 6th, 2018

This one’s for all my fellow brainiacs out there who want to know everything! Comedian Ron Funches joins and we give you full geek life.

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Side Effects of White Women

May 30th, 2018

This is an episode that may touch some nerves but is about elevation. In a world where it seems like daily, many white women are exercising their …

Side Effects of Platonic Friendships Pt. 2 (with Brandon Victor Dixon)

May 23rd, 2018

 In this part 2 of our platonic friends episode, Brandon Victor Dixon joins us to talk all about the facts and fiction of our own platonic friendship (WE NEVER KISSED WITH TONGUE!), Starbucks fuckery, and of course, …

Side Effects of Platonic Friendships Pt. 1 (without Brandon Victor Dixon)

May 16th, 2018

 This is a special 2 pt episode! In part one we get into the nitty gritty from the friend zone to those homie/lover/friendships. In part two my true platonic friend, Brandon Victor Dixon, of “Power” & Judas in the …

Side Effects of Being West Indian (with Yvette Noel-Schure)

May 9th, 2018

This episode is dedicated to all my people of Caribbean descent! WAVE YA FLAG! We talk all tings from cultural differences, growing up with West …

Side Effects of Owning Your Own Business (with Melody Ehsani)

May 2nd, 2018

This week we’re dealing with the ups and downs of Being you’re own CEO! With guest, designer Melody Ehsani, we get to the nitty gritty on runnin your …

Side Effects of Being a Multihyphenate

April 25th, 2018

For anyone with hella passions or trying to figure out their passion this episode is for you. We take a look at the life of the Jack of all Trades, advise on how not to be a master of none, and put you on to finding …

Side Effects of Toxic Relationships (with J. Winans)

April 18th, 2018

This week we wade into the murky triflin’ shady waters of them folks that bring you nothing but trouble! R&B artist and producer, J Winans stops …

Side Effects of Being Broke (with Retta)

April 11th, 2018

This episode tackles the wackness of lacking funds. Retta, Star of NBCs “Good Girls” and “Parks and Recreation” stops thru and we get down to the nitty gritty of being the broke friend, dating while broke, and not …

Side Effects of Being an Only Child

April 4th, 2018

This episode we get into the solo dolo world of the only child. Dispelling the myth of an ability to share, breaking down what alone time really …

Side Effects of Fuckboys (with James Bland)

March 28th, 2018

Y’all been waiting for this one! In an effort to rid the world of them. We go in on the whos, whats, and whys of F***bois! Chiming in is, James Bland star/creator/producer of digital series “Giants”.

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Mini - Phrases I Hate

March 21st, 2018

This mini episode is all about over uses phrases that I can’t stand! From “Can I Pick Your Brain?” to “Do You date regular guys?” and more I explain …

Side Effects of Working With Your Friends (with King Bach)

March 14th, 2018

This week we talk all about the pros and cons of working with the homies! Actor and comedian King Bach slides through to talk about internet vs. IRL …

Side Effects of Being an Extrovert

March 7th, 2018

This episode is for all the folks who’ve been told they’re “too much” “extra” or “doing the most”! We shed light on why makes a show off, speak on …

Side Effects of Being a Realist

February 28th, 2018

Are you a pessimist? Or are you simply objective? This week we go to a whole new level of real and get in the mindset of folks who see through the …

Side Effects of Being a Black Woman in Hollywood (with Cree Summer)

February 21st, 2018

This episode of Small Doses is a special one. Iconic actress and voice over artist, Cree Summer (“A Different World”) drops ALL THE GEMs about the …

Side Effects of the Ho Phase (with DeWanda Wise)

February 14th, 2018

 This week we talk sexual freedom and how that phase impacts women’s bodies, relationships, and perspectives! DeWanda Wise, star of Netflix & Spike Lee’s, “She’s Gotta Have It,” spills the tea on how playing the …

Side Effects of Being Type A (with John Early)

February 7th, 2018

This show is dedicated to the high functioning folks! We’ll gem drop on perfectionists vs. overachievers, give insight on dealing with these kinds of …

Side Effects of Being an Innovator (with Robert Glasper)

January 31st, 2018

This episode is all about folks taking a leap into the creative unknown! We talk how to stay motivated and keep your ideas fresh and get some insight …

Side Effects of Sexual Harassment (with Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson)

January 24th, 2018

 This episode speaks to the where, whys, and whats of the current household topic of Sexual Harassment. We also, gem drop on when a Holla becomes Cat …

Side Effects of The Curve (with Bresha Webb)

January 17th, 2018

This week on Small Doses, it's all about giving and receiving Rejection. Find out how to know if you've been curved or dissed, how to perfect using the curve with people you're doing business with, and actress/comedian …

Side Effects of Insecurity

January 10th, 2018

Welcome to Small Doses with Amanda Seales! In our first episode, we're talking all about insecurity, covering everything from arrogance vs. confidence, feeling insecure in relationships, body image, and much more.

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