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More Than That with Gia Peppers

A sonic journey across New America that Illuminates Black Voices. Celebrating new conversations on wellness, entertainment, wealth, family and more.


Safe Spaces for Black Men f. Mike Hill & Kier Gaines
For our Black men that carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and don't have the space to feel vulnerable, this one is for you.In our Season 3 finale, TV Host & Author Mike Hill, and Therapist & Content Creator, Kier Gaines, share what safe spaces can look like, the importance of therapy, and how our community can support Black men as they heal.Resources:Therapy for Black MenJust Heal Bro TourWalkGoodLAVerywell Mind
19:53 01/04/2023
Black Futures and Beyond f. Mumu Fresh & Hannah Beachler
Our current realities inspire us to dream of a future where Black people are seen, honored, and celebrated in our humanity and for our gifts. In other words, Afrofuturism.This week, award-winning production designer Hannah Beachler & Grammy Award-nominated artist Mumu Fresh share how our imaginations bring us closer to this dream, and how artistry open doors of possibilities.
19:46 25/03/2023
Building Communities to Last f. E. Buckles, Chike Ozah & Kimberly Dowdell
Climate change is no joke, but that doesn't mean there's no hope.Kimberly Dowdell, Edward Buckles & Chike Ozah share concrete disaster preparedness tips we can use to stay ready, and share their thoughts on what our institutions should do to protect those without the means to protect themselves.Resources:Katrina Babies DocumentaryHurricane Preparedness ResourcesSocial Economic Empowerment Design (SEED) Network 
19:41 18/03/2023
House Hacking Ingenuity f. Carmeon Hamilton & Jewel Pearson
These days, everything costs too much. And as the cost of living goes up, more people are looking for creative ways to keep more money in their pockets.Jewel Pearson and Carmeon Hamilton join us on this episode to talk about how DIYing and tiny homes allow us to reimagine where we live, so we can transform them into spaces we love.Resources:Tiny House TrailblazersThe Bohemian BrandWork With Carmeon
19:52 11/03/2023
The Creator Culture f. Angela Yee & Rhonda X
Owning a business has learning curves. But when a person becomes their own brand, it's a whole new ballgame.This week, Angela Yee and Rhonda X share business tips for Black creators, how they can stay ready for the future of social media, and the importance of giving them their flowers. Resources:RXVR BrandsNYC Small Business ServicesMastercard Small Business City
19:56 04/03/2023
Black Love f. Jannah Handy + Kiyanna Stewart & Brittany + Reggie Cunningham
Black love is so much more than affection. It's rebellion, tenacity, and the seeds for joy like no other.This week, Jannah Handy & Kiyanna Stewart from BLK MKT VINTAGE, and Brittany Packnett-Cunningham & Reggie Cunningham join us to talk about the different kinds of Black love, its thriving existence, and more. Resources:Couples Therapist DirectoryTherapy for Black MenTherapy for Black Girls 
19:39 25/02/2023
The Crossroads of Career and Parenthood f. Tina Meeks & Erica Campbell
While juggling career and parenthood may be easy for some, for others it’s a constant push and pull.In this episode, guests share how their personal needs shaped their choices, the different roles in parenting dynamics, and how our decisions leave lasting effects on our families. Resources:Her Life Sparkles BlogGet Up Mornings with Erica Campbell
19:53 18/02/2023
Legacy in the Making f. DJ Envy & Dr. DeForest Soaries
Building generational wealth and a family legacy is a need for our community.  In this week's episode, we chat with DJ Envy and Dr. DeForest Soaries about what our ancestors did to get us where we are today. And what our efforts now will accomplish for future generations to come. Resources:DFree Online Academy - Life, Real Love: Life Lessons on Joy, Pain & the Magic That Holds Us Together by DJ Envy + Gia Casey - Money Podcasts:Earn Your LeisureBrown Ambition PodcastBlack Tech, Green Money
19:49 11/02/2023
Fueling our Futures f. David Banner & Cari Champion
HBCUs are a catalyst for our community's progress, and drive us toward positive change.Tune-in as we chat with journalist and TV host Cari Champion and rapper and activist David Banner about the influence of HBCUs, and how they still empower our community.Resources: NNPA, Chevy's "Discovery the Unexpected" Program - Girls Dream Foundation -
19:46 04/02/2023
The Awakening f. Dr. Ben Chavis & Nse Ufot
Our country has experienced racial reckonings multiple times over — and we're still fighting for change. We've come a long way, but we need more.In the final episode of our 2-part Juneteenth Special, we talk with Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Ben Chavis, and Community Organizer, Nse Ufot.Listen for an impactful discussion about protecting the progress we've made, and how Juneteenth could create dynamic change. Resources: We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy by Natalie BaszileForever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric FonerOn Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-ReedJuneteenth: What You Need to Know | HistoryThe Black Harvest Fund
19:54 18/06/2022
The Reckoning f. Young Guru, Lynae Venee, & Mike Muse
What does Juneteenth mean to us?Is it a celebration? A day of reflection? Atonement? Mourning? Or is it all of that and more?In this episode, we talk to Political Expert, Mike Muse, Grammy Award-Winning DJ, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, and NAACP Image Award Nominee, Lynae Venee, about the history of Juneteenth and how it translates to the reckoning of today. Resources:Stamped From the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas by Dr. Ibram X. KendiChevy Real Talk Drives Real Change  Parking Lot Pimpin’ ChroniclesA History of the Dogon and their Ancient Science The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
20:00 11/06/2022
Together: Our Fav Place to Be f. Tanya Sam & Keshia Knight Pulliam
Somehow we have transcended and kept togetherness alive at home and on the road. In this episode, we talk about how tech, family and joy collide in the digital age.   Hear exciting new frontiers in everyday life, to get you up to speed on what’s next — to stay connected in your favorite places to be.    Resources: Keshia’s Kitchen  NFT Now Podcast  Women of World Art  ArtLanta Now  Black Code Collective Open Sea  /dev/ color
19:59 09/04/2022
Run Me My Money: A Sports Herstory f. Jemele Hill & Angel McCoughtry
Black women in sports are showing up and showing out.  The energy, intensity, and the talent — in and outside of the arena — is something to witness.  But a lot of us haven't seen all that.   Tune-in as we talk with Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Jemele Hill, and WNBA Legend, Angel McCoughtry.   From media representation, to the history of the WNBA, to empowering young female athletes. We're getting into it all.   Resources: Jemele Hill is Unbothered Podcast Women’s Sports Foundation Play it Forward Sport See Her Greatness by Buick
19:44 02/04/2022
“Leave That to Rinse!” f. Angel Gregorio & Dominique Drakeford
Tune-in as we talk leftovers, second-hand clothes, and bringing Black sustainability to the global conversation. It's more than glass jars and mainstream minimalism. It's about working with what you've got. And resourcefulness is in our roots. The Spice Kitchen Founder Angel Gregario and Non-traditional Educator Dominique Drakeford join us this week to talk about the small, big ways to live sustainably.   Resources: The Spice Suite  Zen in a Jar   Sustainable Brooklyn Melanin And Sustainable Style Oak and Acorn Brand The African Lookbook by Catherine McKinley 
19:56 26/03/2022
Well-Seasoned f. Mr. and Mrs. KevOnStage & Bren Herrera
Black love is passionate! It's a commitment to putting in the work. Content Creators Kevin & Melissa Fredericks and Celebrity Chef Bren Herrera join us this week to dish on new ways to add flavor to your love lives. Listen as they share how to make love last, how to spice up date nights, and new ways to cook with creativity.   Resources: Culture Kitchen on CleoTV Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy Soul Food Love
19:44 19/03/2022
Growing Our Community f. Styles P & Hannah Wilson
We make do — but we deserve more than that. We deserve the best.   Yonkers Rapper, Styles P, and Urban Farmer Activist, Hannah Wilson, join us this week to talk healthy eating. Tune-in as they share nuggets of wisdom to shift our mindset and heal our bodies with healthy food.   Resources: Farmacy For Life - Hip Hop’s First Health Food Store Happy Cow Black Farmers Collective Soul Fire Farm Reparations Map
19:39 12/03/2022
Family Style f. Devale & Khadeen Ellis
Family means different things to different people. It could be a soul tie, a community, or unconditional love. It's not always blue skies -- sometimes it's resilience and revolution, too.   In this week's episode, we're showing some reverence for family with dynamic duo Devale & Khadeen Ellis. They share fond memories, major parent energy, and family traditions that anchor them in the Black love we love to see.   Resources: Dead Ass Podcast The Ellises and The Time Machine: Why Do We Have to say Black Lives Matter –  Children’s Book Son of a Southern Chef Cookbook Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen Recipes
19:53 05/03/2022
Rest is Resilience f. Nedra Tawwab & Chris Spencer
We all know the grind. Generational perseverance has made us stronger. There's a special kind of strength when we reclaim our rest. Therapist & NYT Bestselling Author Nedra Tawwab, along with Writer & Comedian Chris Spencer, talk to Gia about setting boundaries and listening to our bodies. Tune-in as we talk about delicious naps, the invigorating power of saying 'No', and more.   Resources: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Tawwab Set Boundaries Workbook by Nedra Tawwab
20:00 26/02/2022
Lift As You Climb f. Valeisha Butterfield-Jones & Angelina Darrisaw
There's just something about Black women in business. Our infectious passion, our perseverance and our ideas are unmatched. Plenty stands in our way — but that ends here. It's time to knock down barriers and lift as we climb. In this episode, Recording Academy Co-President, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, and Founder & Career Coach, Angelina Darrisaw, talk about what it takes to cultivate success for Black women entrepreneurs.   Resources:WEEN Academy - Women in Entertainment Empowerment NetworkC-Suite Coach Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Startout
20:00 19/02/2022
The Victory Lap f. Angela Simmons & David Gross
Running a business that succeeds is not a sprint, it's a marathon. It takes grit, tenacity, passion, audacity, and so much more.  Listen in as Business Mogul, Angela Simmons, and Investment Magnate, David Gross, share their come-up, what they've learned, and what it takes to turn your ideas into reality.   Resources: Angela’s Angels Foundation Own Your Own Vector 90 Coursera Udemy
19:57 12/02/2022
Home/Land f. Green Girl Leah & Master P
Intersectional environmentalism, caring for our community, and Granny’s cookie tins. We're kicking off Season 2 by getting real about climate change with Eco-communicator, Green Girl Leah and Rap Icon, Master P. In this episode we talk climate justice, inclusion, and having integrity when nobody's watching.   Resources: The Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas Generation Green National Wildlife Federation Jerome Foster II's One Million of Us
20:00 05/02/2022
Corner of Freedom Blvd. + Joy Ave. f. Baratunde Thurston, Marsha Music & Michaela Angela Davis
Today we’re showing up for Juneteenth 2021. With Detroit griot Marsha Music, host Baratunde Thurston, and image-activist Michaela Angela Davis. These are the voices of Black expression — told on the front porch with our future at the forefront. Join these icons for a celebration of our legacy as a People. From our family to yours, Happy Juneteenth!
39:57 19/06/2021
Black Women’s Health f. Melanie Fiona, Dr. Brandi Jackson, Dr. Brittani James, Dr. Jessica Richardson, & Sasha Mitchell-Fuller
Black mothers and Black women are the heart and soul of the Black community. It’s important that we recognize disparities that are shortening our lives and inevitably taking away from our greatness. On this episode of More Than That, we are taking a microscopic look at Black Women’s health and self-advocacy — these systemic challenges must be overcome with the guidance of experts and careful awareness of Black Americans. Resources: The Institute for Anti-Racism in Medicine Helpful Pregnancy Information
19:51 10/04/2021
We Got Now f. Lisa Gelobter, Sherrell Dorsey & Wanona Satcher
Creativity, problem solving, and the improvement of early technologies have all stemmed from Black history. We now see it in the networks of Black technology entrepreneurs, and in the advent of safe spaces for the development and incubation of emerging concepts. In this cultural moment, Black folks are hyper focused on innovating and building a future that is safer by design — and evermore equitable. Resources: Black Girls Code tEQuitable Engineering Projects for Kids
20:00 03/04/2021
The Two Americas f. Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Jamira Burle & Mike Muse
Plans, policy, apology and advocacy are what we need now. In this episode, we’re calling it all out. 54 years ago, Dr. MLK Jr.’s powerful speech, The Other America, ignited a new hope for our great nation. On this hard-hitting episode, we’re joined by three powerful voices; social advocates reshaping the political landscape. What does the future hold for Black greatness today? Resources: The Other America Dr. MLK Jr. @ Stanford 1967 Brittany Packnett's Harvard IOP Study Notes Jamira Burley’s Field Notes Mike Muse's Vote Quadrant  
19:56 27/03/2021
The Black Family f. Kenya Barris & Judge Lynn Toler
There’s a beat that permeates the culture, and almost every Black family. Our homes are filled with music, love, soul, food, laughter and faith.   This episode we’ll get into the history and the joy with Judge Lynn Toler (also a mother) and Writer-Director Kenya Barris (also a father) of Black-ish— on how our family units have evolved.   Resources: My Mother's Rules: by Judge Lynn Toler Black-ish and more
19:55 20/03/2021
Art As Power f. Kimberly Drew, Larry Ossei-Mensah & BLK MKT Vintage
Black visual artists elevate the diaspora to surface much of the ingenuity we see in our daily lives. A prismatic vision of possibility — at the intersection of art and culture, we delve into the role art plays in society and how Black people see themselves. Larry Ossei-Mensah, ARTNOIR Founder and an ArtNet 2020 Innovator, plus the Founders of Brookyln’s BLK MKT Vintage. Former social media manager for the MET Museum, author of What I Know About Art and co-editor of the Black Futures anthology, Kimberly Drew walks us through the history and future of Black art as a tool for community building.  Resources: Black Futures ARTNOIR BLK MKT Vintage
19:41 13/03/2021
Everybody Eats f. Samantha Foxx, Lauren Ash & Wendell Jones
The mind • body • soul connection is our greatness. Health and healthy choices are the center of our soulful theme this week. Hear real stories from wellness experts and holistic practitioners like Samantha Foxx from Mother's Finest Urban Farms, Lauren Ash, founder of Black Girl in Om, and wellness coach Wendell Jones.    Resources:  Mother's Finest Urban Farms Black Girl In Om Spotify Podcast Wendell Jones Mango Ginger Green Smoothie Recipe
19:49 06/03/2021
Your Body is a Temple f. Chef Ahki, Pinky Cole & Tasha Turnbull
How we eat is revolutionary. This week we get into food with celebrity chef and farmer, Chef Akhi, and (!) Pinky Cole from Slutty Vegan in ATL. We’ve reclaimed our relationship to healthy food and the sustainability of fresh produce. With more and more access to information, the movement to ‘Be More Vegan’ is front and center of the social discourse.
19:46 27/02/2021
Fearless Finance f. Arian Simone & Kelle Rozell
We look through the lens of Black Wall Street with investor Arian Simone into how we should invest, protect and grow our resources to build long-lasting legacy. In the spirit of abundance and with a heart of gratitude, this powerful co-founder of Fearless Fund shares her motivation with us. And there are new horizons for Black generational wealth; as we hear from Kelle Rozell to jumpstart to our financial planning now and into endless possibility. Special thanks to Gia’s Dad. Resources: Tiffany Aliche aka The Budgetnista - The Fearless Fund - Arian Simone’s book, The Fearless Money Mindset Kelle Rozell’s Black Dollar Index - Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker -
19:35 20/02/2021