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#49 Prisca Moyesa: Creating Successful Partnerships
Apr 23 • 28 min
Prisca and I are going to be live in London on Saturday 2nd June. You can expect a Masterclass feel just like the podcast where we’ll have a discussion followed by your questions and an interactive workshop style. Stay tuned for when tickets go on sale.…
#48 Chloe Marlow: Developing A Luxury Brand
Apr 18 • 24 min
This week I’m joined by young fashion designer Chloe Marlow, Chloe is the founder and designer of Marlow London a luxury accessories brand. Chloe attended Central St Martin and 1 year later launched Marlow London. Her bags have been photographed on…
#47 Chloe Marlow: How To Justify A High-Price Point
Apr 16 • 30 min
This week I’m joined by young fashion designer Chloe Marlow, Chloe is the founder and designer of Marlow London a luxury accessories brand. Chloe attended Central St Martin and one year later launched Marlow London. Her bags have been photographed on…
#46 Leona Nichole Black How To Feel Good Enough
Apr 11 • 30 min
This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a Youtube channel where she does monthly general readings for each sign as well as juggling her PhD at…
#45 Leona Nichole Black: Dealing With Chronic Fear
Apr 9 • 32 min
This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a Youtube channel where she does monthly general readings for each sign as well as juggling her PhD at…
#44 Sapphire Bates: Unconventional Jobs You’ll Love
Apr 4 • 26 min
This week’s guest is a tattoed Bill Murray and flower obsessed woman Sapphire Bates, owner and Creative Director of The Flower Arranger who recently launched an online and IRL community for powerful creative women in business called The Coven. Sapphire is…
#43 Sapphire Bates: How To Charge Clients Correctly
Apr 2 • 30 min
This week’s guest is a tattoed Bill Murray and flower obsessed woman Sapphire Bates, owner and Creative Director of the The Flower Arranger who recently launched an online and IRL community for powerful creative women in business called The Coven.…
#1 Bonus: Ava DuVernay: Creativity, Intention and Perfection
Mar 31 • 19 min
Welcome to a bonus episode of Wanna Be with Ava Duvernay! Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is in Cinema’s now, and I had the honour and privilege to sit down with Director Ava DuVernay. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put into words how special this was for…
#42 Prisca Moyesa: Building Your E-mail List
Mar 28 • 28 min
***To come along to my 12-week Growth Strategies course visit weheartmondays.com/growth and use code IMRIE10 for £10 off your class. The first class starts on Wednesday 25th, 2018, I’ll see you there!*** This week Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa…
#41 Prisca Moyesa: Building Your Team
Mar 26 • 30 min
I am pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching a 12-week Growth strategies course in conjunction with We Heart Monday’s Black Girl Magic Academy. If you’re building your brand would like to grow quickly but have a strong foundation I have designed the…
#40 Nathan Bryon: How To Get On TV
Mar 21 • 30 min
This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. Nathan is a writer and actor. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm’s Joey. Nathan has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies’ cartoon…
#39 Nathan Bryon: How To Make Anything With No Money
Mar 19 • 29 min
**Nathan is a hoot but keep your headphones in as there’re a few swear words in this.** This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. Nathan is a writer and actor. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some…
#38 Tobi Oredein: The Secret To Subscription Growth
Mar 14 • 25 min
Today I’m joined again by Tobi Oredein. Tobi is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Black Ballad which is a subscription lifestyle magazine written by and for black British women. Tobi and her co-founder Bola Awoniyi were named as Forbes 30 Under 30.…
#37 Tobi Oredein: The Reluctant Entrepreneur
Mar 12 • 28 min
This week I’m joined by Tobi Oredein. Tobi is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Black Ballad which is a subscription lifestyle magazine written by and for black British women. Tobi and her co-founder Bola Awoniyi were named as Forbes 30 Under 30. Tobi…
#36 Ijeoma Oluo: Starting A New Career
Mar 7 • 28 min
This week I’m super pumped to bring you this episode with Ijeoma Oluo she is an incredible writer and someone I admire. Ijeoma is based in Seattle, and she is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, So You Want to Talk about Race, published by Seal…
#35 Ijeoma Oluo: Talking About Race
Mar 5 • 30 min
This week I’m super pumped to bring you this episode with Ijeoma Oluo she is an incredible writer and someone I admire. Ijeoma is based in Seattle, and she is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, So You Want to Talk about Race, published by Seal…
#34 Prisca Moyesa: Is Blogging A Waste Of Time?
Feb 28 • 30 min
Prisca is back again today, and we are answering your most pressing questions including: How do I pitch myself as a guest on podcasts? Do you have any tips for launching a natural hair magazine? And Is blogging a waste of time? Thank you so much for your…
#33 Prisca Moyesa: The Comparison Trap
Feb 26 • 31 min
This week Prisca is back and we had so much fun recording this episode. We are talking about the comparison trap, we share what it is, how it makes you feel and what to do about it. We also share a super simple action to help you escape the trap. Let’s…
#32 Amma Asante: An Award-Winning Director
Feb 21 • 29 min
Today I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival, and Amma won 17 International awards. At the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards…
#31 Amma Asante: The Only One
Feb 19 • 30 min
This week I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress and has appeared in Grange Hill, Desmonds and Birds of A Feather. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival,…
#30 April Reign: Moving From Viral To A Movement
Feb 14 • 27 min
This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. April is…
#29 April Reign: Creating Viral Hashtags
Feb 12 • 30 min
This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem. April is…
#28 Melissa Silverstein: Starting A Film Career
Feb 7 • 16 min
Today I’m back with Melissa Silverstein; if you didn’t catch her on Monday’s episode talking about imposter syndrome, it’s a must-listen. Melissa is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-­founder of the…
#27 Melissa Silverstein: Overpowering Negative Thoughts
Feb 5 • 11 min
To kick off, I’m joined by Melissa Silverstein she is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-­founder of the Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership ­­at Barnard College in NYC. The…
#26 Prisca Moyesa: How To Become An Instagram Influencer
Jan 31 • 28 min
For today’s episode, Prisca is back, and we’re to answer your questions which include: How can I use social media to promote my podcast? How do I get big brands to sponsor me? What do I do if the job doesn’t advertise the salary? How do I stand out on…
#25 Prisca Moyesa: How To Get The Skills You Need
Jan 29 • 27 min
his week Prisca is back and we’re here to discuss ‘How to getting the skills you need’ as voted by you. In today’s episode we cover education versus experience, if there’s a specific characteristic or trait that makes you better able to acquire skills.…
#24 Tiffany Ford: Influencing With Colour
Jan 24 • 28 min
Tiffany Ford is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girl Dance Pantsed special, and she’s the former colour stylist on Steven Universe. She has also been a director at Disney TV. Tiffany…
#23 Tiffany Ford: Accepting Criticism Like A Pro
Jan 22 • 24 min
In the final instalment of the Meet the Cartoonists Special I’m so glad the finale episodes are with Tiffany Ford! Tiffany is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girl Dance Pantsed…
#22 Lisa Hanawalt: Managing Anxiety
Jan 17 • 27 min
This week I’m joined by Lisa Hanawalt the Producer and Production Designer of Bojack Horseman. Lisa has published two books with Drawn and Quarterly the first My Dirty Dumb Eyes in 2013 and The Hot Dog Taste Test (2016). Lisa is also the co-host of the…
#21 Lisa Hanawalt: BoJack Horseman’s Production Designer
Jan 15 • 23 min
This week I’m joined by Lisa Hanawalt the Producer and Production Designer of Bojack Horseman. Yes she actually drew all of the characters! Lisa has published 2 books with Drawn and Quarterly the first My Dirty Dumb Eyes in 2013 and The Hot Dog Taste Test…
#20 Eleanor Davis: Saying No To Bad Contracts
Jan 10 • 29 min
Thank you for joining me today on this value-packed episode. We’re back with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists. I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has…
#19 Eleanor Davis: How to Be Happy
Jan 8 • 19 min
We’re back at it again with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists. I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has also written You and a Bike and a Road, and The…
#18 Leslie Hung: Finding and Keeping Your Passion
Jan 3 • 22 min
I have to apologise for this episode in advance. The audio file with my voice got corrupted, and we lost all of my audio so unfortunately, this episode doesn’t have the same conversational feel as the rest. The show must go on, and I genuinely believe…
#17 Leslie Hung: Life After You Achieve Your Goals
Jan 1 • 13 min
Happy New Year and welcome to the Design special: Meet the Cartoonists. To kickstart the design special I’m joined by Leslie Hung, Leslie is the co-creator of Snotgirl with Bryan Lee O’Malley who is also the creator of the infamous Scott Pilgrim. Snotgirl…
#16 Prisca Moyesa: A Next Level Boss
Dec 27, 2017 • 29 min
Not too long ago you sent Prisca and me a question that’s been on your mind for a while. You needed an answer to that sticky situation, and now hooray it’s here! The great news is you weren’t alone when you sent in your questions, but you’re going to love…
#15 Prisca Moyesa: How to Execute Your Vision
Dec 25, 2017 • 26 min
Happy Holidays! I promised you a Christmas Day episode, and here it is. Getting you to where you wanna be is important it doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday. I hope you’re feeling abundant today and even if you didn’t get many presents I’ve got you one!…
#14 Don’t Jealous Me: Published in 4 Weeks (Tolulope Ogunmefun)
Dec 20, 2017 • 29 min
Key takeaways from the episode are how to get published in 4 weeks. Creating viral content and why it’s essential for you to create content that feels natural and fluent to you. Being consistent and knowing how to evolve. Tolulope Ogunmefun is known all…
#13 Don’t Jealous Me: A Youtuber with 40+ Million Views with (Tolulope Ogunmefun)
Dec 18, 2017 • 25 min
This week I’m joined Tolulope Ogunmefun (Oh Goon May Fun) who is more famously known as comedian Don’t Jealous Me. Tolu’s Youtube channel has amassed over 41 million views on Youtube and was the star of his show the T-boy show. He has been cast in Sick…
#12 Emilie Wapnick: Why You’re A Multipotentialite
Dec 13, 2017 • 29 min
In today’s episode, we talk about how Emilie prepared for her viral Ted talk, how she secured a book deal, and how she came to the realisation and acceptance that she didn’t have one true calling. The key takeaways for you: - How you can secure and…
#11 Emilie Wapnick: How to be Everything
Dec 11, 2017 • 14 min
This week I’m joined by the incredible writer, speaker and community builder Emilie Wapnick! Some of you may be familiar with Emilie because of her TedxBend talk called ‘Why Some of us don’t have one true calling’ where she coined the phrase…
#10 Ruby Raut: Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly
Dec 6, 2017 • 28 min
For this episode, I’m joined by Ruby Raut the Founder of Wuka Wear. Wuka wear is environmentally-friendly sustainable period underwear. In today’s episode, Ruby and I discuss Chhaupadi a practice in Nepal that exiled women to period huts when they were on…
#9 Ruby Raut: Good At Taboo Marketing
Dec 4, 2017 • 20 min
This week I’m joined by Ruby Raut the Founder of Wuka Wear. Wuka wear is the UK’s first-period underwear. Ruby is originally from Nepal where they practised Chhaupadi, a practice that exiled women to period huts while they were on their periods. This has…
#8 Prisca Moyesa: A Goal-Getting Badass
Nov 28, 2017 • 30 min
This episode is action packed! Prisca is back to answer all of your brand and marketing questions. Key Takeaways: 1. How to definitively get information from your peers and colleagues 2. Learn how to make your brand influencer friendly 3. The different…
#7 Prisca Moyesa: Financially Free
Nov 27, 2017 • 28 min
This week I’m finally joined by Branding and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa of Moyesa & Co. The topic is Financial Freedom, we cover what it is, whether you need it to be successful and how to achieve financial freedom. We cover fear of money and whether…
#6 Miss India America: Wearing A Crown of Authenticity
Nov 21, 2017 • 27 min
India is incredibly high-achieving, professing that she did not take a break from full-time education until she decided to enter the Miss India America pageant. We talk about the stigma around pageants and the brains vs. beauty argument that comes up time…
#5 Miss India America: A Beauty Queen With A Cause
Nov 20, 2017 • 20 min
This week I’m joined by Miss India America- India LaRoda. India is African American and Indian and is the first bi-racial Miss India America. India is currently studying to be a paediatrician and was recently the recipient of the Women of Purpose Award.…
#4 Georgia Dodsworth: A Creative Influencer
Nov 15, 2017 • 29 min
It’s Self-Care Awareness Week (13th-19th Nov) and this week I’m joined by the Founder of The World of Self-Care, Georgia Dodsworth. In this week’s episodes Georgia shares her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder and becoming a successful…
#3 Georgia Dodsworth: A Self-Care Queen ft. Georgia Dodsworth
Nov 13, 2017 • 29 min
This episode tackles a lot of heavy topics including, suicidal ideation, self-harm and hospitalisation. It is Self-Care Awareness Week (13th-19th Nov), and for this week I am joined by the Founder of The World of Self-Care, Georgia Dodsworth. In this…
#2 Adrian Hon: Game Developer With 3+ Million Downloads
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
Adrian is co-founder and CEO of Six to Start. He is best known as the co-creator of the international smash hit mobile app, “Zombies, Run!” Previously, Six to Start has worked with Disney, the BBC, Channel 4, and Penguin, and Six to Start has won multiple…
#1 Adrian Hon: A Creative CEO
Nov 6, 2017 • 15 min
Meet Adrian Hon the CEO and Founder of Six to Start an incredible game development and entertainment agency. Adrian and author Naomi Alderman are the geniuses behind the highly successful running app Zombies Run! which has generated nearly 4 million…
#0 Period Shame-Free
Oct 18, 2017 • 26 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Wanna Be podcast- the podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.This week you will hear a personal experience from a young 19-year-old woman who is very uncomfortable talking…
Bye Melanin Millennials, Hello Wanna Be!
Sep 27, 2017 • 3 min
Imrie makes a big announcement or two. What happens next? Listen now to find out.
What ARE You
Sep 6, 2017 • 87 min
This week we explore mixed identity and its complexities. Our Melanin Magic introduces brands to rising social media stars, they are truly ahead of the game. Side-eye of the week goes out to someone who epically failed to understand the point of…
The Good Immigrant Ft Nikesh Shukla
Aug 30, 2017 • 87 min
Hey loves we’re back again for another awesome episode, a friendly reminder to get your #MMLive tix. This week we are joined by editor extraordinaire of ‘The Good Immigrant’ @nikeshshukla. #MelaninMagic goes to Charlene Laville founder of @nizzcosmetics…
Homelessness Isn’t Just For Christmas Ft Brixton Soup Kitchen
Aug 23, 2017 • 107 min
We are joined by Brixton Soup Kitchen @BrixSoupKitchen founders, Mahamed and Solomon. We discuss homelessness and rough sleeping in what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. #MelaninMagic goes to AngelCare Packages @angeldeefitness…
Cackle At My Pain ft. Ava Vidal
Aug 16, 2017 • 94 min
It’s our first episode since the #SOLiveFest17 and it’s a hilarious one! We are joined by writer and comedian Ava Vidal @thetwerkinggirl and cutie Mimi. #MelaninMagic goes to the entire #SOLiveFest17 team for pulling off the event! Congrats!…
Live at ShoutOut Live!
Aug 9, 2017 • 69 min
This week’s episode is coming straight from the UK’s first podcast festival celebrating people of colour in podcasting. The ladies are joined by the Benz Punani Womanist @Kelechnekoff and open with a Twerk lesson. The Twerk lesson gets competitive as…
Sorry, Dr. WHAT Now?! Ft Deborah Frances-White
Jul 19, 2017 • 115 min
We’re back with exciting news tune and we’re joined this week by a #GuiltyFeminist @DeborahFW. #MelaninMagic goes to the team behind short film #AlphaAndOmega highlighting Rastafarian culture @maiajw. Head To Head is back will Satia break her losing…
Ain’t I A Wombman? Ft. Saschan Fearon-Josephs
Jun 21, 2017 • 119 min
This week Saschan Fearon-Josephs @thewombroom joins us to discuss reproductive health. #MelaninMagic goes to Khadija Saye RIP the talented photographer and artist who lost her life in the Grenfell fire. Satia and Saschan go #HeadtoHead but can Imrie come…
Black Women Are So Loud Ft. Reni Eddo - Lodge
Jun 14, 2017 • 80 min
This week we are joined by the author of ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ @ReniReni. #MelaninMagic goes to @Marshadecordova the first Labour MP for Battersea in 10 years. #ClashoftheClapbacks is back and we want to know what’s better…
Snap! The Election Ft Jermain Jackman And Caleb
Jun 7, 2017 • 117 min
It’s our election reflections episode and Satia is BACK just in time. We are joined by The Voice winner and labour activist@JermainJackman and Caleb @CRK__ here to help with THE decision. #MelaninMagic goes Sharna Darko and her fashionable ETSY page full…
What’s White Genocide?
May 31, 2017 • 99 min
This week’s Natia is @TheJemmar she’s intersectional feminist student from London. #MelaninMagic goes to @Kelechnekoff who slew the crowdfunding game and got her Peckham studio. #HeadtoHead makes a comeback but can @TheJemmar maintain Satia’s legacy? This…
I’m Legally Blonde
May 24, 2017 • 101 min
This week’s Natia is the infamous Joseph Guthrie aka Bae Grylls aka @TheAuracl3. Joseph and Imrie sip the infamous mojito while discussing #WhitePrivilege. #MelaninMagic goes to Puma’s latest talented footwear designer @Ashatamia who is slaying the game.…
iF yoU SeeK Nigeria- Damien Hirst Ft Reckless Rai
May 17, 2017 • 73 min
It’s the first week with our first Natia (Not-Satia) and it’s @RecklessRai from @MostlyLit. #MelaninMagic goes to @DadJaye who was Knighted for his amazing service in Architecture. Rai is lost when Imrie introduces #HeadtoHead but will her confusion…
Stop Playing The Reverse Racism Card
May 10, 2017 • 89 min
This week on the award-winning podcast it’s just the two of us. #MelaninMagic goes to @bevmet01 and @MaliaBouattia for hosting the 5th Annual @BlackWomens conference. #YourCommentShouldntBeFree makes a comeback, can Satia detect Imrie’s poker face? Katie…
Thrown Under The Bus ft. The Slumflower
May 3, 2017 • 103 min
This week on the AWARD-WINNING podcast the ladies are joined by award-winning blogger @TheSlumflower. #MelaninMagic goes to the @imtiredproject by @Paulaakpan and @Harrietevs for shining a light on the lasting impact of microaggressions.This week’s…
House Of Lies Ft. @TheAureacl3
Apr 26, 2017 • 118 min
PM TREsemme has called a snap general election! (WTF another one) Yes, June 8th inform yourselves and do the right thing. We are joined by Joseph Guthrie aka @TheAureacl3, writer, vocalist, podcaster and savvy political pundit. #MelaninMagic goes rapper…
Of Masculinity And Men Ft Funny Tummy And Derek Of Mostly Lit
Apr 19, 2017 • 117 min
Welcome to another episode of #MelaninMillePod this week we’re answering the question on everyone’s mind “Are Men Trash?’We are joined by the masculine, manly mandem and chest thumping alphas @MostlyLit’s Derek and artist @FunnyTummy ! #MelaninMagic goes…
The Cursory Lick
Feb 3, 2016 • 88 min
Let’s talk about PORN baby but first. This week the ladies question all of their life goals with this week’s Melanin Magic. Can Imrie redeem herself in this week’s quiz? We side-eye that #FingerInTheBootyAssBitch everyone was talking about. We ask what’s…
#OscarsSoRight
Jan 27, 2016 • 106 min
This week the ladies are joined by actors Esther (@essyjey) and Claud (@Claudius_P) to discuss the hotly contested Oscar nominations. This is by far the most heated debate. Our Black Twitter moment of the week will definitely cause a few head snaps!
Struggllennials
Jan 20, 2016 • 71 min
This week ’ The Struggle According To Millennials 20:16 ’ ;) Find out how our Melanin Magic plans to retrace a very historic voyage. All the Side-Eyes go to those who came before us, looking at you, Baby Boomers and Gen X. For Afrobates we ask ‘Are…
Erykah Badu’s Head Wrap
Jan 13, 2016 • 70 min
This week the ladies celebrate their 10th episode! After a few apologies for last weeks mischief they celebrate a wonderful London Songstress for Melanin Magic! Then it’s side-eye’s all round for blackface. Before pondering whether ‘allies’ do more harm…
Beware Of The Mayonnaise Monster
Jan 6, 2016 • 80 min
It’s the first episode of Melanin Millennials in 2016. This week the ladies are in a Prosecco induced retrospective mood, succeed in failing to make any New Year’s Resolutions and are surprisingly clear about future goals. They celebrate an array of…
News Corp - You Tried It! (w/ @EssyJey)
Dec 30, 2015 • 81 min
This week the ladies have a special guest, Esther. They discuss the lack of opportunities for black actors here in the UK. Strictly’s new magical addition has inspired them to try the Samba.Major side-eye to reckless news reporting and the Trial by Media…
Prince Phillip Isn’t From The Ends! (w/ Afrikan Boy)
Dec 22, 2015 • 74 min
This week the ladies have special guest Afrikan Boy in the studio. They talk about growing up African and we share our immigrant (or immigrant adjacent) experiences as 1st Gens. The convo goes left real quick! P.S. Sorry about the breathing sounds, we…