Let’s Unpack That
Unpacking 150 Reasons Why Trump Must Go - Episode 40

Unpacking 150 Reasons Why Trump Must Go - Episode 40

August 25, 2020

This week, we're talking politics! And we're unpacking the stakes of the November 2020 Election with Gray, the founder of 150 Reasons Why Trump Must Go. Together, we reflect on the primary process, unpack our fears about the election, and share our top reasons why Trump must go.

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram (@itspaulwarren) and connect with Gray and the team at 150 Reasons (@150.reasons)

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

 

About 150 Reasons

150 Reasons is here to inform you on policy and politics with proof! We are dedicated to providing easily digestible talking points and credible sources on 150 policy issues in order to support you leading up to the November elections. Use this as a tool to educate yourself and then take your knowledge and “script” to the masses. Whether you are a canvasser or speaking with family members, we hope to provide you strategies for communicating with progressives, conservatives, and swing voters alike. We understand that no policy is just without racial justice, and try to analyze through a racial lens where appropriate.

 

Unpacking the Democratic National Convention - Episode 39

Unpacking the Democratic National Convention - Episode 39

August 18, 2020

This week, Paul unpacks the Democratic National Convention, why you should watch, who to look out for, and why he’s excited about it. He also ends with a plea to save the postal service. 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram at @itspaulwarren. 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking Sex Education - Episode 38

Unpacking Sex Education - Episode 38

August 11, 2020

WELCOME BACK, LEXI! 

This week, Paul unpacking Sex Education with Lexi. Together, we answer your (and Paul's) burning questions about sex education, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and how to feel more comfortable with sexual activity. 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram at @itspaulwarren and Lexi, too! (@lex_theexplorer). 

Trigger Warning: This episode lightly covers topics such as rape, trauma, and consent. If you or a loved one has experienced sexual trauma, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.4673. 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking a Reimagining of Education & HBCUs - Episode 37

Unpacking a Reimagining of Education & HBCUs - Episode 37

August 4, 2020

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, KEL & LERAI! 

 

On this week's episode of Let's Unpack That, Paul unpacks education with a married couple who share several beautiful stories. Listeners, say hello to Kel & Lerai, two young adults who met at Tuskegee University in Alabama. At this Historically Black College & University (HBCU), they developed a deeper understanding of the diversity in black culture, an appreciation of Tuskegee's history, and a passion for sharing their thoughts on whitewashed curriculum. We unpack their experience at Tuskegee and how that's shaped some of their passions for potential career paths (Lerai with educational leadership & policy & Kel with organizational behavior & higher education).  

 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finished listening! You can follow Paul (@itspaulwarren) and Kel (@mrkstephens) and Lerai (@leraihs) on Instagram to stay in touch with us.  

 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive

Unpacking Our Self Care Routines - Episode 27

Unpacking Our Self Care Routines - Episode 27

July 28, 2020

REPOST! This episode was originally released in April 2020. There’s no new episode this week, so we wanted to bring attention to an important topic - self-care.

 

ORIGINAL POST: 

 

On this week's episode of Let's Unpack That, Paul and Kaeli chat about staying sane, managing anxiety, and practicing self care during social distancing. We go over our tips and tricks to love ourselves - some daily, some weekly, and some as needed. We even going on a rant about balancing work, life, relationships, and everything in between. We hope you enjoy it. 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finished listening! You can follow Paul (@itspaulwarren) and Kaeli (@kaeligibbs) on Instagram to stay in touch with all of their self-care recommendations. 

 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive

Unpacking Trauma & How We Respond To It - Episode 36

Unpacking Trauma & How We Respond To It - Episode 36

July 21, 2020

In this week's episode, we're unpacking trauma, but more specifically Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Trauma is an incredibly complex topic and it'll need to be broken down into multiple episodes - and that's why we're thrilled to welcome Emily to the podcast, a licensed therapist and expert in trauma-informed care, for the first installment in this series.

In this episode, Paul and Emily talk about childhood trauma, how it manifests itself in the clients Emily supports, and how it plays into some modern day dialogue around politics and community fundings. Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Connect with Paul on Instagram (@itspaulwarren) or Emily (@emilykatesays). 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking Your Burning Questions - Episode 35

Unpacking Your Burning Questions - Episode 35

July 14, 2020

In this week's episode, we're unpacking your Instagram messages about the things that are frustrating you the most about 2020. In this episode, Erica and Paul unpack conservative monuments, social distancing, Trump's racism, and voting third party. Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Connect with Paul on Instagram (@itspaulwarren) or Erica (@erica_megan). 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking How to Be a Better Ally - Episode 34

Unpacking How to Be a Better Ally - Episode 34

July 7, 2020

NEW GUEST ALERT! Welcome Lexi! 

In this week's episode, we're unpacking how to be a better ally. We cover topics like amplification, performative allyship, being a white savior, and how to do the work that's needed to raise awareness and fight against systemic racism. 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram at @itspaulwarren.  

 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking Racism in the Queer Community - Episode 33

Unpacking Racism in the Queer Community - Episode 33

June 30, 2020

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, KIRK!

 

In this episode, Erica is back with a new guest Kirk to unpack racism in the queer community. Being part of a minority community does not excuse us from racism, especially in our own community. Together, we unpack nuances within our own community in Philadelphia, erasure and objectification of queer people in media, racism in dating and on dating apps, and even in pornography and porn titles. Hopefully, you can share this episode with a queer friend (or an ally!) who might be able to reflect on their own racist tendencies as queer people. 

 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram at @itspaulwarren.  

 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

Unpacking Internalized Homophobia - Episode 32

Unpacking Internalized Homophobia - Episode 32

June 23, 2020

NEW GUEST ALERT, IT'S ANDREW! 

 

On this episode of Let's Unpack That, we're unpacking our internalized homophobia. We break down the definition of it, our own battles with love and self-acceptance, and then we do a quick round robin of 25 Signs of Internalized Homophobia.

This episode is tough to talk about. If you're at all upset by this content, please connect with a licensed professional or emergency services.  

 

Don't forget to connect with us after you finish listening! Follow Paul on Instagram at @itspaulwarren. 

 

Quick Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before the recent uprising against systemic racism and reflection of the pains caused by white privilege. Since the initial recording, we've started to learn and reflect more about our privilege. some of the perspectives shared in this episode are potentially problematic, but they authentically capture our privilege in action.

 

Caution: some listeners might find the language used in this podcast mildly offensive.

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