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Decoding 40


Decoding 40, the podcast where we fearlessly and ferociously explore, debate and laugh at the complex inner workings, issues and thinking of today’s grown a** black men.

Aug 9, 2019

The show starts with our patently funny subway stories.  Are bums getting too pushy nowadays and do they use their bum spittle as a weapon of coercion? The #Decoding40SubwaySeries continues as we all agree that we're really tired of all the dancing, loud music, and begging.  Vin talks about his self-diagnosis of misophonia which is characterized by selective sensitivity to specific sounds accompanied by emotional distress and even anger.

We discuss the story about Dr. Tisha Rowe and how she was asked by American Airlines to cover up because they felt her romper was too revealing.  Is this another example of the over-sexualization of Black women's body by American Airlines?  

We switch gears to one of our favorite topics of hip hop and whether or not the DJ is just as important as the M.C. and should they get an equal cut of the money?  We give our hot take on Spindarella and her current lawsuit against Salt and Pepa.  Next, we revisit the story of Michelle Carter, the young lady who was convicted of manslaughter for urging Conrad Roy through text message to kill himself.  We all go down memory lane and ask ourselves have we ever been in a relationship that made us want to kill ourselves, and is there such a thing as KYP? We end the episode with a listener question.

All this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on Patreon.