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Against the Grain

Against The Grain is The View with 3 black comedians.​ No topic is too real, no conversation is too controversial, nothing is off topic. Follow us as we debate, sift through the topical BS, keep it light or make it heavy. What you hear is our thoughts, just what we're feeling at the time!

Against The Grain

22. The Final Episode

In the final episode of Against The Grain, Carl, Edgar and Jacquis welcome previous guests to wile out behind the mic one last time....
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21. The Penultimate Episode: 2018 NBA Season Preview, To Kill A Mockingbird, Compliments

In the second to last episode of Against The Grain, the crew is chops it up about the upcoming NBA season, talking about the...
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20. NBA Offseason, Donald Trump vs Black Athletes, Conspiracy Theories

The crew is back together, behind the mic for the big 2-0! We kick it off talking about this crazy NBA offseason with the...
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19. The Greatest Hits… So Far

It's been a crazy, fun, controversial at times ride going Against the Grain. So in this episode, we pull a few of our favorite...
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18. With Peter Banifaz, Jason Whitlock and the Black Conservative, Boxing, Recasting White Movies...

With special guest Peter Banifaz (Shameless, Veep, UCB) goes behind the mic with the crew, who once again are minus Edgar for an indie...
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17. Pop Culture Rundown, Donald Trump, Music and our Comedy Community

For one week, we go with a dynamic duo with Carl away making Texans laugh at a comedy festival. Jacquis and Edgar start off...
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16. With Ego Nwodim: Black Men Dating White Women, Sliding into DMs and Asking...

The episode we've waited for over 15 episodes, and it doesn't disappoint. We finally get the guest we have been wanting since episode 1,...
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15. Tina Fey and Comedy, HBO’s Insecure, Our Lit Parties

The crew welcomes back Edgar to behind the mic and we jump into some of the things he missed last week, including hairstyles and...
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14. Our Black Hairstyles, The Events of Charlottesville with Special Guest Ishmel Sahid

While Edgar takes an episode off to make the people laugh on stage, we invite special guest Ishmel Sahid (UCB, White Women) to chop...
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13. The Hometown Show

It's the Hometown Show! The crew jumps into the pod interviewing each other about each other's hometowns and upbringing. Jacquis, from Chicago, IL, talks...
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12. The Parole of OJ Simpson, the Confederate TV Series, Queen of the Week...

In an episode that left a lot on the cutting room floor, the crew jumps into the pod with a little NBA talk and...
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11. With Anna Hossnieh on the Blac Chyna/Rob Kardashian Scandal, Millennials and Hip Hop,...

Special Guest Anna Hossnieh (Ethnically Ambiguous Podcast) joins the Jacquis, Edgar and Carl to tells us a crazy story of her being held hostage...
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Can You Make Mistakes While “Woke”, Our Top 5 of…, Queen of the Week...

The crew kicks it off with Edgar revealing he's a conspiracy theorist and doesn't believe we landed on the moon. Then we jump into...
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9. Artists Interviews, Whack Things We Do, Our Queens and Black Moments of the...

After a 2 week hiatus, the crew is back! We catch up on our past two weeks that included a trip to New York...
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8. Success and its Effect on Black Art, and Lasting Relationships in Today’s Culture...

In an episode that left a lot on the cutting room floor,  we welcome in loyal listener Kevin Chestnut to chat with the crew...
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7. The NBA Finals Recap (Game 1-2)

Carl, Edgar and Jacquis go ahead and dedicate an entire episode to a topic they could and usually do talk about for hours. The...
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6. 2017 NBA Finals Predictions, Baseball Walk-up Music, Our 5 Year Plans

We give our 2017 NBA Finals Predictions between the Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors in what was supposed to be a quick segment,...
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5. Racial Profiling, Food Debate with special guest Phil Augusta Jackson

With special guest Phil Augusta Jackson (FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Key and Peele, UCB Theater), the crew touches on the very serious issue of racial...
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4. Lavar Ball, Old Heads vs New Heads, Top Black TV Shows

We chop it up about Lavar Ball and our dislike for his style. A conversation about an interview between Joe Budden and Lil Yachty...
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Against the Grain with guest Cody Ziglar on Rachel Dolezal, What We On, and...

With special guest Cody Ziglar (UCB Comedy Podcasts Network, The 2nd Team Podcast) the crew debates on Rachel Dolezal and if she should be...
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Against the Grain on Family Ties, Top 5 Hip Hop Artists, and Gospel Music

Jacquis and Carl realize they may actually be related through old Mississippi family ties, then the crew talks about their top 5 hip hop...
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Against the Grain on the NBA MVP, Timeless Comedy, and the Pepsi commercial

In this first episode, we talk about whether Russell Westbrook is deserving of the 2016-17 NBA MVP award. Then Edgar and Jacquis debate whether...