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Verbally Effective Podcast

  • Verbally Effective Podcast w photojournalist Ariel J. Cobbert | Episode 288

    2 MAY. 2024 · Memphis-based photojournalist and interdisciplinary artist Ariel J. Cobbert joins me for episode 288. In 2018, Cobbert received her BA in Print Journalism and African American Studies from the University of Mississippi. Her work has since featured in national publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, Bloomberg, CNN, and the Huffington Post, among others. She presently works as an independent photographer and as a Photography Program Curator at Memphis Public Libraries. Tune in to hear her journey and the amazing programming she curates at Cossitt Library.
    26m 48s

    11 ABR. 2024 · As one of the South's foremost Black-led arts organizations and a rare ballet company with a BIPOC dancer roster, Collage Dance is reshaping cultural paradigms. Through transformative arts education, captivating performances, and advocacy for diversity, Collage Dance has left an indelible mark on the Southern dance landscape. In this episode, I sit down with Collage Dance's founding executive director, Marcellus Harper, and professional dancer, Victoria Jaenson, to delve into their experiences. Marcellus emphasizes the organization's dedication to keeping ballet relevant and accessible to their communities. Victoria shares her journey as a professional ballet dancer, reflecting on her inaugural season and the vital support from the Memphis community. They also offer a sneak peek into next weekend's premiere of ELEVATE. Featuring Luminescent by Black composer Joseph Bologne, Bluff City Blues inspired by Memphis music, and the regional debut of the acclaimed ballet Chroma, accompanied by the live score of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. With a London choreography team imparting their expertise, this Royal Ballet-inspired performance promises a groundbreaking fusion of music, movement, and artistry. Prepare to be captivated by an unforgettable experience unlike anything seen before.  Tickets start at just $20 currently and Verbally Effective listeners can unlock the code by tuning in for a steep discount on Ticketmaster to get a pair of tickets for the price of one! Access tickets for ELEVATE at collagedance.org or call with any questions at 901-800-1873.
    43m 24s
  • Comedian Alex Thomas "INGLEWOODS" | Episode 286

    4 ABR. 2024 · Get ready to laugh out loud! Our latest podcast episode features the hilarious and talented comedian, Alex Thomas! Join us as we dive into the world of comedy, hear Alex's side-splitting stories, learn about his golf venture INGLEWOODS, and get an inside look at his journey in the entertainment industry. Don't miss this uproarious episode - tune in now!
    1h 12m 57s

    4 ABR. 2024 · "Meet Christine Weinreich, the Executive Director of the Memphis Library Foundation and a dedicated advocate for education and literacy. Armed with a law degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Christine strongly believes in the transformative power of education to drive individual success and foster community development. Her unwavering passion lies in ensuring equitable access to essential educational resources for all members of the community. In our podcast conversation, Christine delves into the structure and current programming initiatives of the Memphis Public Library system. Through her insights, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the diverse array of resources and services available in our public libraries, particularly in light of cultural and technological advancements. By tuning in, you'll have the opportunity to broaden your perception of libraries in 2024. Join us as we explore the evolving role of libraries as dynamic hubs of learning, innovation, and community engagement. Let's reimagine the possibilities together!"
    51m 48s
  • DJ 007 "MIX DJ VIBES" | EPISODE 284

    14 MAR. 2024 · From Houston to Memphis, DJ 007 has been a powerhouse on the turntables. With roots in radio from a young age, DJ 007's passion for music and spotlighting creative talent has been unwavering. Making his mark in Memphis, he held it down on-air and in the club scene at both Hot 107.1FM and K97FM. At iHeartRadio, DJ 007 pioneered Indie Day Radio, showcasing top music talent worldwide. Now, in 2024, find DJ 007 back in Houston, TX, continuing to push boundaries in music and media. Tune in and enjoy the journey!
    1h 4m 7s
  • LeMoyne Owen College "The Past, Present & Future" - Episode 283

    7 MAR. 2024 · LeMoyne Owen College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Memphis, TN that provides a transformative experience for students with a proud tradition of educating notable alumni. Last week I sat down for a live podcast at the historic Cossitt Library with Interim President, Dr. Christopher B. Davis, Director of Alumni Relations, Dr. June Chinn-Jointer and Emeritus Professor, Dr. Clarence Christian to have a conversation about the past, present and future of the institution. Situated in the heart of the historic Soulsville district, LeMoyne Owen College has always been a constant in the South Memphis community for education, mobilization and empowerment for blacks. Dating back to 1862, LeMoyne Owen College is Memphis' only historically black college and proud to be one of just over 100 such institutions remaining nation-wide. Take a listen as our distinguished panel discusses the founding and early years of LeMoyne Owen College and its significance within the HBCU community. The college faced many transformations over the years and was at the forefront of civil rights efforts in the city of Memphis. With a very strong alumni, many notable graduates have walked the halls of Steele Hall who continue to support and guide its direction. The college is currently revamping its brand now coined as "The Source" with a plethora of innovative initiatives underway. On this podcast, you will discover the strategic efforts in place for the growth and development of Memphis' only HBCU, LeMoyne Owen College.
    1h 7m 9s

    16 FEB. 2024 · Alfred Kainga is a talented acclaimed Zimbabwean-born comedian based in the United States, celebrated for his engaging stand-up comedy performances. He’s renowned for his distinctive storytelling style and humor, often delving into various facets of everyday life, cultural nuances, and societal observations. Kainga has been celebrated for his remarkable talent in captivating audiences with his wit and charm. He often crafts comedic material from his experiences and keen observations, resonating with a wide array of people. His contributions have made a significant impact on the comedy scene, both in Zimbabwe and on an international scale. Take a listen as Alfred talks to Ena about his African roots, his transition into comedy and how he's able to appeal to diverse audiences in the comedy space.
    49m 15s
  • Delvin "DeShowmercy" Young "DO THE WORK" | Episode 281

    8 FEB. 2024 · I sit down with creator Delvin “DeshowMercy” Young on episode 281! His journey begins leaving Dallas, TX at a young age settling in Memphis with his grandmother. After graduating from Raleigh-Egypt High School, Delvin moved to Hollywood, CA and was discovered by a movie director. He began acting and modeling and later suffered a severe injury that changed the trajectory of his life. It was during this difficult time where he discovered photography and began his healing process. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and he’s worked with a plethora of celebrities.
    45m 30s

    1 FEB. 2024 · Take a listen to this exclusive VE episode with comedians Cocoa Brown, Big Vino and Skeet Carter. We learn quite a bit about the challenges women face in the comedy industry including some of the expectations surrounding content. You'll notice that pay inequities are a huge part of this world as well. However, we ultimately shine light on the amazing brand and community that Cocoa Brown has built in the areas of comedy, acting and education. If you're ready to laugh and learn a few things about comedy life tune in!
    1h 5m 34s
  • Camille Leigh "BOSS WOMEN WELCOMED" | Episode 279

    15 ENE. 2024 · Westwood native Camille Leigh's photographic journey stands as a testament to her unwavering dedication and passion for her craft. Following her graduation from the University of Memphis in 2010, where she earned a degree in Spanish and Philosophy, she could have ventured into a teaching career. However, life had different plans for her. Today, with an impressive eleven years of experience behind the lens, Camille has solidified her position as one of Memphis' most sought-after photographers. She has a remarkable ability to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for her subjects, ensuring that they feel at ease in front of her camera. She is on a mission to destigmatize people's beliefs about their photography skills, encouraging them to overcome their fears and self-doubts, resulting in the creation of lasting memories. Camille's passion isn't limited to her own photography; it extends to nurturing the future of the field. Behind the camera, she is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of photographers and leaders. Through mentorship programs and hands-on training, Camille guides individuals who aspire to do more than simply take pictures. She seeks out those with ambition, a desire to develop their skills, and a commitment to serving others. Discover more about Camille's formative years, how she began to build her clientele, unique photography adventures and how she is passing the torch in her industry.
    56m 52s

Verbally Effective with Ena Esco is a topical interview-style podcast that intersects art, culture, politics and entertainment. Each week Ena is joined by a featured artist, entertainer, elected official or...

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Verbally Effective with Ena Esco is a topical interview-style podcast that intersects art, culture, politics and entertainment. Each week Ena is joined by a featured artist, entertainer, elected official or professional with roots in Memphis. Verbally Effective delves into each guest’s personal journey to uncover the incredible stories fueling their purpose, the highs and lows of their pursuits, and how through their passion they are moving the culture forward.
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