Crazy and The King Podcast

Crazy and The King Podcast

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Destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative.


TX Bar Fail, Nike Reboot, and the ADA Turns 30
Jul 31 • 40 min
Torin and Julie wonder why BLM is a political statement instead of a statement of our humanity. Shame on TX Bar President. Apologize not accepted! Nike reboots internal diversity with a new Diversity Leader. Congrats Kelly Leonard! Just Do It. Then we…
Mediocre White Dudes.
Jul 24 • 43 min
Julie and Torin take a some time to catch up on some news and update some of our more recent stories. Unwoke.HR - Apparently, an actual job board with actual people working to undo all of the progress we have made to create greater equity. Still waiting…
Unwoke.HR and Tucker’s Dirty Little Secret
Jul 16 • 36 min
Julie and Torin take a lighter note exploring racism disguised as white fragility. Unwoke.HR - Best troll ever, honeypot, or worst niche job board in the history of job boards? Only time will tell, but if the folks hiding behind the white curtain would…
BONUS EPISODE: Melissa Hickson, Champion and Wife of Michael Hickson.
Jul 15 • 31 min
BONUS EPISODE: After hearing the story of Michael Hickson on TRIGGER WARNING, our latest episode, we are releasing the full interview with Michael’s wife and champion, Melissa Hickson. Melissa cared for her husband and five children after his disabling…
Trigger Warning: Michael Hickson
Jul 10 • 65 min
Julie and Torin are mad as Hell. Why? Michael Hickson, a Black Disabled father of five dies after being refused treatment for coronavirus at St. David’s in Austin, TX. This is a MUST LISTEN story about the effects of ableism and racism in our healthcare…
Damned If You Do? Damned If You Don’t?
Jul 3 • 34 min
This week, Torin and Julie explore recent reviews of the “kafkatrap” of Robin DeAngelo’s White Fragility and Carmel, Indiana’s Rev. Theodore Rothrock from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church calling Black Lives Matter organizers “maggots and parasites.”…
Goldman Sachs Diversity & Trump’s H1B Visa Freeze
Jun 25 • 33 min
This week, Julie and Torin talk Goldman Sachs diversity play - Torin is optimistic, Julie is skeptical, but either way how can D/I experts leverage this new player to create change? Also, this week, the Trump Administration puts a “temporary” halt on H1B…
Juneteenth and LGBTQ HISTORY
Jun 18 • 39 min
This week, Torin and Julie celebrate living during a historical, game changing moment in LGBTQ civil rights. We also realize Julie’s university education in history could use an upgrade. #BLM #Juneteenth #WhiteWashedHistory Prepare yourself for Crazy and…
Managing Accommodations: Sheryl Ellis Interview
Jun 14 • 35 min
In our lastest episode, Torin and Julie welcomes Sheryl Ellis, author of Making It Work: Managing your Health Condition through Workplace ADA Accommodation. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING!!! Follow us on Facebook:…
White Spaces and Mom Guilt
Jun 5 • 35 min
Quarantine Week 11 - This week, Julie learns about White Spaces and Torin laughs then brings the realness. Julie shares every working mom’s guilt. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing…
Black Creators White Blamers
May 29 • 37 min
Quarantine Week 10 - This week Black Creators on TikTok fight against censorship and win and white folks heap blame on black people for the impact of Coronavirus. WTF?!?! Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King! Follow us on Facebook:…
A Tale of 2 CEO’s Dorsey vs Musk and Investigating Journalism
May 20 • 34 min
Quarantine Week 9 - This week is a tale of two CEO’s - What does Twitter and Tesla’s CEO’s and their approach to reopening say about the value of labor in America? Then Torin and Julie jump in to investigating the diversity of investigative journalism.…
Running While Black, Left Behind and Social Model Paradox
May 13 • 38 min
Quarantine Week 8 - Torin and Julie dive into the Ahmaud Arbery murder, the pandemic is impacting those who are deaf and finally the speed of change is proving once again disability is a social model we can change. Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!…
Mental Health First Aid - Kevin McCloskey and Michelle Weinstein
May 7 • 39 min
Quarantine Week 7 - Torin and Julie are joined by Disability and Inclusion Experts, Kevin McCloskey and Michelle Weinstein. In a time like no other, the pandemic has opened eyes and hearts to the mental health epidemic in the world. Kevin and Michelle…
COVID-19 - Black Lives F**king Matter
Apr 30 • 30 min
Quarantine Week 6 - Black lives and black communities are being devastated by the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and it is not by accident. Generations of systemic inequality are being exposed now more than ever in the lives lost. Join Torin and Julie…
Crip Camp Revolution
Apr 22 • 35 min
Week 5 and we are ready for a revelation and a revolution here at Crazy and The King. Join us for a discussion of the new Netflix Obama collab - Crip Camp. It WILL change the way you see people with disabilities and the disability civil rights journey in…
Keepin’ the Flow w/ Diversity
Apr 16 • 38 min
Quarantine Week 4: How do we keep D/I in the forefront when we aren’t in front of each other? When we do get back together, how can we catapult this crisis into meaningful action and conversation about the importance of D/I - we bring multiple…
WFH Disability Style and ImageNet Trashes Their Brand.
Apr 10 • 35 min
As the Coronovirus quarantine continues, Julie and Torin jump into how WFH mandates change the game for talented workers with disabilities who have been denied the accommodation pre-virus. Then ImageNet Consulting trashes its brand and its morale by…
Edelman Trust Barometer - Coronavirus Edition
Apr 2 • 39 min
The United States and the Western World is in a time of unprecedented lack of trust in our institutions including the government and the companies we work for. Record levels of income-inequality and fear about a less rosy future have been driving our…
Accounting for Inclusion and US Soccer Said What???
Mar 26 • 30 min
How is the accounting industry accounting for the successful women unable to climb the ranks due to pregnancy despite superior performance? The US Women’s Soccer Teams fight for equal pay and equity continues with USA Soccer arguing women are inferior in…
Starbucks Equal Pay, Really? Diversity without Disability
Mar 18 • 33 min
Is Starbucks claim of Equal Pay a reality or smoke and mirrors? People with disabilities are still far behind other diversity groups in employment, even at record low unemployment rates. Julie is tired of diversity without disability. Prepare yourself for…
Is the Vault Open or Locked Tight to Diversity in the Finance Industry?
Feb 28 • 34 min
How is the Financial Services industry doing on their Diversity and Inclusion? This week, Torin and Julie, take a look at the recently released House report. We found some silver lining and some storm clouds. There is more work to be done. What are you…
Cocaine and Mean Girls
Feb 17 • 35 min
Cocaine and Mean Girls….How better to start the week? Julie and Torin look at the intersection of tech and racism through the lens of the criminalizing of crack cocaine vs the powdered choice of the wealthy, white, male tech leaders in Silicon Valley.…
Willae Ivory Interview
Feb 5 • 33 min
In our lastest episode, Julie and Torin welcomes Willae Ivory, entrepreneur and founder of Willae Fallana Co. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING!!! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing More on Torin and Julie: Julie:…
1 Year of Crazy and the King!
Jan 28 • 36 min
Julie and Torin are celebrating the first anniversary of their partnership in building Crazy and the King as a must listen Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pod. All we thank each and every listener and supporter, especially Chad Sowash, for getting us…
Hail Byrd - Hell No & Teen Vogue - Hell Yes
Jan 16 • 34 min
Julie and Torin are pumped up for an amazing 2020 on Crazy and the King! This week, they discuss the WV Corrections Class booted out by the Governor for using the Nazi salute in their class picture - HELL NO! Julie is deep into the most recent issue of…
Dana Look-Arimoto: Settle Smart in 2020
Jan 10 • 27 min
In our first episode of 2020, Torin leaves it to the ladies. Julie welcomes Dana Look-Arimoto, author of Stop Settling. Settle Smart, Executive Coach, CEO of Phoenix 5 and mother. Dana is just who Julie needed to hear from to start 2020 fresh, committed…
NYE 2019: 70MM Jobs with Adrienne Hatter
Dec 31, 2019 • 34 min
In our last episode of 2019, Torin and Julie talk with Adrienne Hatter of 70 Million Jobs. If you are thinking about how to start 2020 with a big impact for every diversity community consider how your organization can and SHOULD integrate talented…
WE ARE BACK!
Nov 13, 2019 • 33 min
Julie and Torin are back after a short hiatus -> for good reason…but back better than ever and ready to tackle 2019 and 2020 with serious D/I truth! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing…
Papa John’s Lemonade and Holiday Party Fails
Oct 20, 2019 • 31 min
Julie and Torin focus on some positivity - Papa John’s making lemonade out of lemons and helping our listeners get ahead of the Holiday Office Party Fails now before the EEOC crashes your party. Finally, a reminder to take care of one another and to be…
Julie Ruins TikTok and Google Does it AGAIN.
Oct 3, 2019 • 32 min
Julie and Torin dive in with TikTok’s LGBTQ “moderation standards” (aka CENSORSHIP). Then Google jumps right back into the fire with ridiculous failures of humanity…and Louisiana Pacific joins them. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING! Follow us on…
Weed Maps: Cory Eustice
Sep 26, 2019 • 40 min
Torin flies high with Weed Maps’ Head of Talent, Cory Eustice on this week’s Crazy and the King. They are all about cutting through the smoke and creating a transparent experience and employer brand. They know who they are and where they want to go.…
White Awakening, Apple Health & ICE Ableism
Sep 15, 2019 • 22 min
Julie and Torin discuss her experience with white awakening in suburban Indiana, the new Apple Watch health data and its potential consequences. Finally, Julie and Torin tackle ICE’s racism and ableism with the end of the medical visa program. PREPARE…
Wal-Mart & PayActiv Prey on Workers - Bernanke Makes Moves
Sep 5, 2019 • 32 min
Julie and Torin discuss the “benefit” of employer sponsored pay day advances and loans. Predatory much, Wal-Mart? Ben Bernanke takes on #MeToo in his new role with the American Economist Association. Bravo, Ben! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING!…
Allyn Bailey - Tired: Talent Funnel - Wired: Infinity Loops
Aug 28, 2019 • 34 min
Julie and Torin welcome anthropologist and UX designer Allyn Bailey of Intel to this week’s pod Allyn, who with the team at Intel, have thrown out the tired talent funnel and transformed Intel’s TA journey into an infinity loop. The loop is based…
NYT 1619 & Google Misses the Memo AGAIN
Aug 20, 2019 • 34 min
Torin and Julie introduce the new New York Times series 1619. Does it change how we pick our daily battles? How can D/I leaders celebrate the now and share our lived history? Google disappoints again…a mother defends a mother and the Chelsea office can’t…
Elena Valentine: Watch How SHE B Rolls
Aug 14, 2019 • 35 min
Julie and Torin have the honor to welcome master of her video universe, Elena Valentine, CEO and co-founder of Skill Scout. Video is so hot in Talent Acquisition and D/I and Elena and her team not only tell us how to do it better and authenticly, but they…
Mass Shootings: Tropes of Racism and Ableism
Aug 6, 2019 • 33 min
It has been a tough week for us and we know it has been for you, too. Join us to get the facts and prepare to have real conversations based in fact and not in feeling. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CRAZY AND THE KING! Follow us on Facebook:…
James Ellis: All that Glitters is NOT EB Gold
Jul 31, 2019 • 36 min
Julie and Torin have the honor to welcome EB God, James Ellis to the pod. We talk the good, the bad, and the glitter of employer brand. Hint: EB Glitter doesn’t fix broke cultures, but my idea of broke may be your idea of heaven. Don’t miss this…
The Basics and The Diverse MCU
Jul 24, 2019 • 40 min
Julie and Torin are back at it and asking how the hell does HR get gender pronouns wrong for a newly transitioned employee…the basics, people! Then Julie goes full on geek with a review of Comic Con and the first actually disabled superhero and actor in…
Sackett Saves the World
Jul 16, 2019 • 26 min
Julie and Torin have the honor to welcome HR/TA expert and author of The Talent Fix, Tim Sackett, to Crazy and the King. We talk tech stack, doing TA the right way, but more importantly a deeply personal conversation about loss, mourning, and being more…
The Nike Episode
Jul 10, 2019 • 38 min
EB Don’t Fake It: Tracey Parsons
Jul 3, 2019 • 24 min
Julie and Torin start take a dive into Employer Brand and its intersection with Diversity and Inclusion. What do D/I Leaders need to know and where do we go wrong? Tracey Parsons, owner of Parsons Strategic Consulting and Bringer of sunshine, is leading a…
Pride Month Values Matter - Where you at, AT&T?
Jun 26, 2019 • 31 min
In the newest episode of Crazy and the King, Julie and Torin talk corporate values in during Pride. Is it okay when companies like AT&T throw up a Pride Logo (even promote it on Twitter), but then support anti-LGBTQ politicians with big dollars? Julie…
The Heart of Whiteness: Dr. Bob Part 2
Jun 19, 2019 • 31 min
Hey Crazy and the King fans! In this SPECIAL 2 PART interview with author, professor and self-proclaimed woke white dude, Dr. Robert Jensen. Dr. Jensen, Torin and Julie explore some of the hard realities of living in a white supremacist society. Oh yeah,…
The Heart of Whiteness: Dr. Robert Jensen
Jun 12, 2019 • 30 min
Hey Crazy and the King fans! In this SPECIAL 2 PART interview with author, professor and self-proclaimed woke white dude, Dr. Robert Jensen. Dr. Jensen, Torin and Julie explore some of the hard realities of living in a white supremacist society. Oh yeah,…
AirBnB Racist Host No More
Jun 4, 2019 • 34 min
On Episode 11, Julie and Torin tackle self-disclosure at work and AirBnB’s latest episode of a host’s bigoted behavior. We have all the tools in front of us to do better…start with being more f*cking HUMAN. Prepare yourself for #CrazyAndTheKing! Name…
Women of West Point and A&E’s The Employables
May 22, 2019 • 33 min
On Episode 10, Julie and Torin celebrate the graduating class of African American women from West Point and discuss their importance to all women in the military. Julie also wows over A&E’s new show the Employables. It’s a must watch for leaders in Talent…
Caster Semenya and Neurodiversity
May 8, 2019 • 34 min
On Episode 9, Julie and Torin get real about the treatment of Olympian Caster Semenya. Is it misogyny or is it racism? (Hint: It’s both). Then a look a Capgemini’s neurodiversity inclusion. Prepare yourself for #CrazyAndTheKing! More on Torin and Julie:…
Diversion Inclusion and SCOTUS takes up LGBTQ
Apr 23, 2019 • 34 min
On Episode 8, Julie and Torin tackle the additional barriers to employment OPM is creating for formerly incarcerated jobseekers and take a deep dive into the Supreme Court’s upcoming hearings on Title VII and LGBTQ protections. Prepare yourself for…
United Becomes Non-Binary and Kyle Korver’s Privileged
Apr 9, 2019 • 38 min
On episode 7, Julie and Torin embrace United Airlines work to engage non-binary travelers with the support of ally organizations. They get honest on Diversity Fatigue after Julie’s No Good, Very Bad D/I day. Finally, wrapping it up with a transparent…
Will Facebook Negatively Impact Diversity?
Mar 27, 2019 • 36 min
Lyft Pre-IPO Disability Lawsuit, Facebook Move to Hurt Diversity Recruiting, Supplier Diversity, and Gucci Changemakers This week Torin and Julie make a pact to have a “Noose Free” episode….or do they? They dive deep in Lyft’s pre-IPO discrimination…
Winning at Failing? - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fires EVERYWHERE
Mar 12, 2019 • 36 min
LaCroix Wins, Erickson Living Restructure, Snap Lays off Men, Russell Reynolds talks CDOs and Royal Caribbean with a Twist This week Torin and Julie award the very first Crazy and the King Best of the Worst (or D/I Jackass?) Award to LaCroix Water and…
Teacher Assault, EEOC’s Empty, Paramount’s Pledge and Google Gives
Feb 27, 2019 • 30 min
In the latest episode of Crazy and The King, Torin and Julie bring several stories exposing systemic and overt racist behavior impacting our students including a teacher arrested for assaulting for beating a 9 year old in Chicago. We also learned this…
Spin Zone: Obsessed w/ AirBnB & High Hopes for The North Face
Feb 24, 2019 • 7 min
Julie and Torin are off and running with the spring conference season in high gear. So in between regular episodes, Torin or Julie will give quick insights into the best and potentially, the worst of what we hear on the trail. In this Spin Zone, Julie…
Principal in Blackface, GM’s Lame Offer, and Disability in Davos
Feb 13, 2019 • 30 min
On our Valentine’s week episode, Julie and Torin have no love for this week’s outrageous Diversity and Inclusion fails, but still manage to end on a high note. In the month that brought us more and more blackface, we find a principal who thinks playing…
Facebook goes Blind, Benefit FTW, & Strange (SHRM) Bedfellows
Jan 29, 2019 • 32 min
In this week’s episode: Benefit captures our hearts and our dollars, Facebook goes Blind, and other tales of strange HR bedfellows Julie and Torin fall in love with new face of Benefit Cosmetics, “Bene Babe” Kate Grant. No one quite understands how Blind…
Palantir Lies and Oracle Tries
Jan 16, 2019 • 32 min
It’s Episode #1 people! On the debut episode, Torin and Julie take Palantir’s bald-faced lies head on, challenge Oracle’s “steal my talent” charade and talk Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Payday, Men and Mental Health, and give some love to Gillette’s newest…
Crazy and The King Teaser
Jan 8, 2019 • 3 min
Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis introduce their new podcast — Crazy and The King. Julie and Torin are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative while chasing a narrative of ambition and freedom to explore. A…