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Urban Lib Room

23 EpisodesProduced by Mieka & NatWebsite

This is a bi-weekly storytelling based podcast set in the Lillian Marrero Branch Library located in North Philadelphia. This podcast was created so that people in the community can hear and also share their own stories in hopes of inspiring others. If you have a story and you want your voice to be h… read more

23 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Getting Back to the Basics: Herbs and Mothering Yourself and Your People. Periodt!

November 30th, 2020


In this episode we speak to the graceful and resilient Taylor of Sistah of the Yam where we talk motherhood, herbs and getting back to the basics in …

Its the Hard Knock Life!

September 14th, 2020


Yes we were gone for a minute now we are back with the jumpoff! We are poppin this season off with the  very talented, inspirational conversation with Joe!  In this episode Joe shares his very intimate story about his …

Tell your Supervisor "I aint never late because Im on Rome Time!"

March 13th, 2020


In this episode the Amazing Grimaldi Baez who is  Teacher,Artist, Creator, historian, & a lover of all things natural and Organic. Grimaldi comes …

“Dear Mom, I get it now.”

February 27th, 2020


In this episode we talk with Dr. Hafiz of TEA Group Associates about mothering and the different dynamics of mothering  particularly the dynamic of a …

LISTEN We fittin to take our ish back!

February 13th, 2020


Corey  & Jimmy of  @buythehood Inc. talk about how  the black entrepreneur experience can be in any strategy, wisdom,or idea that will ignite, empower and provoke more African Americans to  join the journey to …

Baaaabyy Listen Trust Your Energy!

January 30th, 2020


In this episode were talking with Desiree of @Nana.catherines.apothecary about Innerwork, Innerself, Trust & Relationships with oursselves and …

Don't Cheat Yourself Treat Yourself Periodt!

July 17th, 2019


Iresha Picot, M.Ed, LBS is a Licensed Behavior Specialist and Therapist, Doula, Author andCommunity Activist. Iresha is a self care guru she does …

Female Anatomy is Golden!

June 19th, 2019


In this episode we spoke with Saleemah Mcneil of Oshun Family center. We talk about her beginning and how Saleemah found her life's purpose. We talk about Female prisoners not only their basic rights but also their …

Gettin Fit Is Lit! Go hard or go home!

June 11th, 2019


In this episode we speak with @pharoahfitness we talk about how to get right and keep it tight because we all need to be lookin good in the hood! . We talk about how getting  fit means that you have to put in that …

Get Yo Life! Featuring: The Good Samaritans (Tomarra & Damon)

June 5th, 2019


In this episode and we sat with Tomarra and Damon of the Good Samaritans and we literally talked about E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. We talked about about Nipsey Hussle, finding our identities, supporting each other everything. …

"OMG Im Pregnant" Teenage baby mamas and we still great!

May 22nd, 2019


This episode we talk with the beautiful amazing @craziibeautiful_ and we have share something in common. We were all  fine teenage mothers, join us …

Healing Is Voluntary

May 15th, 2019


The Urban Lib Rooms talks with the beautiful Cici of the  Healing in Voluntary Blog. Cici opens up about her experiences dealing with relationships. …

Bring back the fleek!

May 9th, 2019


In this episode with Kyle the Conductor we talk Artversations and how Art shapes our thoughts/ realities.

What does the future of Art for and by …

Branding Black (feat. Kim B.)

April 30th, 2019


In today's episode we're speaking with Kim B. of @blackandfab.  We discuss her journey into branding her culture + style with grace + being …

Life's Scavenger Hunt (feat. Samantha Rucker)

April 23rd, 2019


Join us as Samantha Rucker discusses this idea of a scavenger hunt we all know as life. Today we're "doubling up" the upload, as Nipsey himself would …

#Librarylife (feat. Keyona Yates)

April 23rd, 2019


You dont want to miss this enlightening episode as Keyonia talks with us as she provides  insight into her longtime journey with the library. Keyonia also talks about the one  book that has impacted her the most and why …

Media Matters (feat. Kyle The Conductor)

April 9th, 2019


In this episode we're joined by Kyle The Conductor of the Keep Your Crown Up Crowncast yet again. This episode is all about how the images of minority groups in the media shape our perceptions. Keep up with our new …

Black Love Matters (feat. Shanti Mayers)

April 2nd, 2019


 In this episode we talk with Shanti of The Sable Collective @thesablecollective + Around the Way Curls podcast about a mishmash of sorts such as the …

Morning Mantras Amazing or Nah? (feat. Shesheena Bray)

March 26th, 2019


In this episode we're visited by a special guest, Shesheena Bray of Going Inward Wellness LLC, where she explains how the start of your day can be amazing or not depending on what energy you begin your day with.

Credit On Loc (feat. Celeste Yvette)

March 12th, 2019


Our special guest, Celeste Yvette, joins us on our podcast to teach us about credit, what it means to have good credit versus bad credit, and how we can improve ourselves as well as our lifestyle by staying on top of …

Family Matters (feat. Kyle the Conductor)

February 26th, 2019


In this episode, Mieka and Nat are joined by @kyletheconductor of the Keep Your Crown Up Crown Cast. We explore family dynamics and how it shapes our reality.

Books That Elevate & Vibrate

February 14th, 2019



In this episode Nat and Mieka share two books that have been impactful to their lives.  Mieka shares her introduction and experience with The …

Welcome to the Lib Room

January 29th, 2019


A short episode to kick things off and introduce the two main voices of this podcast, Natalie & Mieka. Get into the vibes and spend some time with us as we each share our stories.

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