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What Works For Us

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Hosted By Edmonson of the E.L.E. Code and Tarik Daniels aka MistertelltalesWhat Works For Us is a black queer conversational podcast show hosted by Mental Health Advocate and Black Queer Activist/Author Tarik Daniels and Fashion Blogger and Lifestyle Enthusiast Eric Edmonson. They bring their person… read more

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56: Episode 56-Are You A Dreamer?

November 24th, 2020

1:42:58
On this new episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson have their weekly check in as they get discuss current events in their lives. This episode ask the questions around the privileges of being a dreamer. What do you …

55: Episode 55- Do You Need or Want a Man?

November 16th, 2020

1:22:58
On this new episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales comes back to mic after a long post election recovery. They have their weekly checkin and share dialogue on the idea of wanting and needing a man in our lives.

Please …

54: Episode 54- Politically Charged?

October 26th, 2020

1:37:50
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson is joined by Politician Warren Baker who previously ran for election to the Texas House of …

53: Episode 53: What’s in your GAY house?

October 19th, 2020

1:16:18
On this new episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson have a light and fun episode with their check ins and go into the topic of naming things you can find in a gay man's house. Get ready for some laughs.

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52: Episode 52- Homegirl Chronicles V, Say What?

October 12th, 2020

2:12:57
On this new episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson is joined by the one and only Kristin Dior. She makes her return after a year and the fifth time is a charm. We check in on whats new with the hosts and special guest, …

51: Episode 51- Is It My Tunnel Vision?

October 5th, 2020

1:10:05
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson share their weekly check ins about their daily lives. They also share their experiences around having tunnel vision while working towards their dreams and navigating …

50: Episode 50-All Black, All Queer

September 28th, 2020

1:27:39
On this milestone 50th episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson reflects on the journey of reaching fifty episodes of the podcast show. In addition to their weekly check ins, they have a discussion around the intersection …

49: Episode 49-Your Right to Vote

September 21st, 2020

1:26:29
On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales have their weekly check ins, while sending love to Girlfriends now on Netflix. Todays episode also …

48: Episode 48- We Doing Video Too!

September 14th, 2020

48:40
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson are excited to launch their first video podcast episode. This episode is available through its regular …

47: Episode 47- The Black Recap Part 2

July 21st, 2020

53:50

On this new episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson opens up during this week's check in. MIstertelltales discuss his current battle with depression as Edmonson shares his "imposter syndrome" feeling as he embark on a new …

46: Episode 46-The New Normal

June 30th, 2020

1:15:56
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson chime in with their weekly check ins and jump into the topic on the new normal since COVID-19 and the …

45: Episode 45-The Black Recap Part 1

June 23rd, 2020

1:44:22
On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales begin the conversation of being black in America and their feelings around some of the recent events of the last few weeks. This is the first of a three part series where …

44: Episode 44-P.D.A.

May 19th, 2020

1:42:35
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson takes a break from quarantine and social distancing to update everyone on what they  have been up to lately. They also discuss the topics of public display of affection with …

43: Episode 43-To Be My Lawfully Wedded

April 14th, 2020

1:31:22
On this episode Edmonson and Mistertelltales have their weekly check ins that includes Edmonson's excitement about receiving his stimulus check. They …

42: Episode 42- Quarantine Diaries

April 6th, 2020

1:36:07
On this episode, MIstertelltales and Edmonson have a casual conversation  around topics in regards to quarantining and processing Covid-19.

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41: Episode 41-Fruity in the Booty

March 31st, 2020

1:24:54
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson are back from taking some time away to process all the recent events around Covid-19. They discuss issues around the pandemic as well as recent headlines with Andrew …

40: Episode 40- Its Our Anniversary

March 2nd, 2020

1:34:00
On this Season Three opener, Mistertelltales and Edmonson are back at it with the ALL BLACK, ALL QUEER vibes. They share updates through the weekly …

39: Episode 39- Living With HIV

February 7th, 2020

1:36:29
This episode is dedicated to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Edmonson and Mistertelltales discuss the latest CDC data around HIV in black communities and HIV prevention campaigns like U=U. Mistertelltales also …

38: Episode 38-Anyone Call A Doctor?

January 27th, 2020

1:19:22
On this new episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson gives us updates on their lives through their check ins. They also send us on the journey on how they personally navigate through the healthcare system from selecting …

37: Episode 37- Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?

January 13th, 2020

1:12:03
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson have their normal hilarious conflict on who will check in, as well as a talk on the subject of meeting new friends in their thirties.  All Black, All Queer. 

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36: Episode 36- State of the Black Queer Union Part 1 w/ Dr. William Mosley

January 6th, 2020

2:01:33
On the first new episode of 2020, Mistertelltales and Edmonson is once again joined by the black queer feminist scholar, Dr. William Mosley. They …

35: Episode 35-Man Crush Monday

December 23rd, 2019

1:34:55
On this last episode of the year, Edmonson and Mistertelltales have their regular check ins and share jokes about Mistertelltales return to the show. …

34: Episode 34-Everyday I'm Black

December 10th, 2019

2:00:54
On this episode Edmonson is joined by a special guest co host Kristin Dior, as Mistertelltales is off somewhere with C+.  Edmonson and Kristin Dior have their special check ins which are centered around their recent …

33: Episode 33- Spirituality

November 18th, 2019

1:25:21
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson have their weekly check ins with a surprise unwanted visit from Tyler Lipinski before having a open conversation about their past, present, and future relationship with …

32: Episode 32: Same Gender Loving

November 11th, 2019

1:33:26
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson update the listeners with their weekly check ins and then dive into topics around expectations within same gender loving dating and romance. 

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31: Episode 31- Mommy Dearest w/ Mama YoYo

November 4th, 2019

1:53:44
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson is joined by Mistertelltales' mother, Mama YoYo aka Yolanda Daniels. She joins in with the guys for …

30: Episode 30- Fatphobia

October 28th, 2019

1:29:03
On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales use their check ins to discuss the issue around using the word "nigga" as they go into the topic around fatphobia and weight stigma.

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29: Episode 29-Best Friend Therapy

October 21st, 2019

1:33:24

On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales shares a moment as Edmonson opens up on this episode about his recent thoughts on navigating life. 

28: Episode 28- Homegirl Chronicles 4 w/Kristin Dior

October 7th, 2019

1:53:18
Kristin Dior makes her return with Mistertelltales and Edmonson on this all new episode. Sexually charged topics and plenty of laughters makes her return to the show an explosive one.

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27: Episode 27-Fuck Boy Fall

September 30th, 2019

1:38:04
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson catches the listeners up on their daily lives through their weekly check ins and dive right into the new season of Fuck Boy Fall. They chat about the in and outs of "fuck …

26: Episode 26- The Juice w/ Joe Anderson

September 16th, 2019

2:12:04
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson are joined by their brister, Joe Anderson, creator and host of the podcast show, I Just Wanna Tell Stories. They have their weekly check ins and discuss what it feels like …

25: Episode 25- Fashion Bomb

September 9th, 2019

1:36:14
On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson have their regular check ins with Edmonson dropping a bomb during the live recording. Edmonson also …

24: Episode 24- Views on Violence

August 26th, 2019

2:05:22

On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales have a very detail conversation around cuffing season during their check ins. They also explore their …

23: Episode 23- Homegirl Chronicles 3 w/Kristin Dior

August 19th, 2019

1:32:05

Mistertelltales and Edmonson are back with a new fun filled episode. Kristin Dior joins the guys for a third time as they talk through various topics …

22: Episode 22- Fireflies w/ Tenee Young

August 12th, 2019

1:40:39

On this new episode Edmonson and Mistertelltales welcomes singer, actress, and mental health advocate Tenee Young. She joins the show to promote her new theater production Fireflies and they have a candid conservation …

21: Episode 21: Hot Boy Summer w/ Dr. William Mosley

August 5th, 2019

1:33:07

On this season 2 premiere, Mistertelltales and Edmonson are joined by Black Queer Feminist Scholar Dr. Will Mosley. During their check ins they catch …

20: Episode 20- Dating Barriers....Or Nah

July 15th, 2019

1:24:08

On this milestone 20th episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales is back with all new check ins and dive into potentials barriers in dating...or nah.  We love that you guys are supporting us and having your feedback and …

19: Episode 19-Pop Goes the Weasel

July 1st, 2019

1:45:55

On this Episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson starts off with their weekly check ins and dive into the world of pop culture. They discuss their …

18: Episode 18- The London Effect

June 19th, 2019

2:03:54

On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson welcomes their guest London who gives an open and honest conversation about her experiences being a black trans woman. Simply identifying as a black woman she lead …

17: Episode 17- Pride Necessities and Accessories

June 10th, 2019

1:11:50

On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson launches their Pride Series with discussing things that are essential for pride. They discuss their first pride they attended and their experiences at more recent prides. …

16: Episode 16- Boyfriend Therapy 2

June 4th, 2019

2:08:28

Edmonson and Mistertelltales are back with a new episode after a self care break for a week with a new jam packed episode. During their Check Ins, Edmonson navigates us through his recent interactions with the menses …

15: Episode 15- Self Care Vibes

May 20th, 2019

1:09:23

On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson check in about their daily lives and give tips and suggestions on ways to practice self care. They also get an surprise new intro suggestion from a legendary talk show host. …

14: Episode 14: The Homegirl Chronicles 2

May 13th, 2019

2:22:58

On Episode 14, We bring our favorite homegirl Kristin Dior back to join Edmonson and Mistertelltales for a fun packed episode. Several topics are covered as all three of them check in for the week and dive in the topic …

13: Episode 13- Boyfriend Therapy

May 6th, 2019

1:24:54

In this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month and discuss the seemingly alarming rate of deaths of black queer bodies based on Facebook posts and Edmonson discuss being …

12: Episode 12- In Honor of Nigel Shelby

April 29th, 2019

1:26:56

On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales have their personal check ins and dedicate the episode to the life of Nigel Shelby and discuss bullying …

11: Episode 11- Clock In and Clock Out

April 22nd, 2019

1:37:17

On this episode, Edmonson and Mistertelltales discuss their personal stories and experiences about being gay in the workplace.

11: Episode 11- Clock In and Clock Out

April 22nd, 2019

1:37:17

On this episode Edmonson and Mistertelltales discuss their personal stories and experiences about being gay in the workplace.

10: Episode 10- The Tenth Jackson

April 15th, 2019

1:36:25

On this episode, Mistertelltales and Edmonson discuss their upcoming projects and the love of the Jackson family during their check ins. They have an unexpected special appearance from the one and only Latoya Jackson …

9: Episode 9- Marriage Bliss

April 8th, 2019

2:02:28

On the episode we have our guest, Nea and Tianna, a married lesbian couple who opens up about their marriage and love. Also, Edmonson and Tarik have an explosive discussion on their personal desires from a relationship.

8: Episode 8- Royal Rumble

April 3rd, 2019

1:25:15

This episode Edmonson checks in with his desire of better money management and finances. Mistertelltales discusses his recent attack by a straight guy at a black queer event and lack of safety. They both focus on …

7: Episode 7- The Homegirl Chronicles w/ Kristin Dior

March 25th, 2019

2:30:21

This week we introduce our first guest, Kristin Dior and debut our new segment, The Homegirl Chronicles. On this episode we explore with our guest about the female perspective on various topics such as natural hair, …

6: Episode 6-Clothes Don't Make The Man

March 18th, 2019

1:30:01

This episode the guys have their weekly check in, where Edmonson talks about his good time at the club and Mistertelltales admits he is interested in …

5: Episode 5-Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

March 11th, 2019

1:26:05

This week the guys have their normal check in that including the topics of divorce-vs-separation, confusion of dating, trips, and various random stories of whats fun and whats not.

4: Episode 4- Yall Canceled!

March 4th, 2019

1:29:24

In this episode Edmonson dives into the things that irritates him and having lack of space while Mistertelltales opens up about anxiety and unsupportive peers. They both discuss supporting things black while being queer.

3: Episode 3- No Settling

February 25th, 2019

1:17:25

This week, Mistertelltales and Edmonson checks in about their weekend experiences and dive into the taboo conversation of settling in relationships.

2: Episode 2: Full Pajama Set

February 18th, 2019

1:19:05

This episode Edmonson and Mistertelltales discusses fashion, pajama sets, and sexy underwear. They also get intellectually ratchet and discuss topics surrounding representation, Don Lemon, and public opinion of the On …

1: Episode 1: Tha Intro

February 11th, 2019

48:34

Tune in to our inaugural episode where we debut our "Rant Realness" segment where we randomly discuss all things black and queer.

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