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Polar Opposites

Polar Opposites

Author: Justin and Co. | A Nigerian Millennial Podcast

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Justin unpacks a variety of subjects ranging from his crazy Nigerian upbringing to his unpopular opinions and hot takes on pop culture. Join him weekly as he navigates his twenties as a black millennial, offers advice to listeners, and explores intriguing topics that spark much needed conversation. He’s joined by a variety of guests who bring different perspectives to each episode. Each unique perspective makes for an interesting episode.
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BLACK IS KING

BLACK IS KING

2020-08-0501:01:37

Beyonce's 'Black Is King' visual album has premiered and we finally give our thoughts! Is the film exploitative of African culture? Why is this project dividing so many people? Is it any good? This week, friend of the show Ukairo (@ukairoukairo) joins me as we discuss Ellen DeGeneres being canceled, white mediocrity (Taylor Swift's Folklore) vs black excellence, corona conspiracies (Herman Cain), & so much more! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE! Off My Chest: (05:14)Ellen DeGeneres Canceled (12:41)White Mediocrity vs Black Excellence (21:57)Black Is King (33:10) FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ FOLLOW Ukairo on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ukairoukairo/  Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!  LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com 
The Truth About Podcasting

The Truth About Podcasting

2020-07-3001:17:58

Podcasting is HARD! It may seem easy but the life of a creator can be complicated. We record, edit, promote, and deal with other aspects that often get overlooked. On this episode, Steffi (@inn_mho) joins me as we rant about our different experiences as creators. What’s the difference between YouTube and making a podcast? Things aren’t always what they seem. I hope you enjoy this episode as I open up about what it takes to create content.  Feel free to leave the show a rating/review!  FOLLOW me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/   FOLLOW the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/   Follow Steffi on Instagram & YouTube: https://www.instagram.com/inn_mho   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklr6p469bw5bC6RKxWRLww Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites   to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com   
This week, I'm opening my vault of unreleased episodes! In this episode Steffi (@inn_mho) and I take a deep dive into the music of Rihanna & Beyonce to see who has the better songs head to head. This episode is a bit of a departure from previous episodes. I thought I would give y'all something rather than nothing as I prep for next week's episode. I hope you enjoy this episode; it was certainly fun to record. Which artist do YOU prefer? Who has the better songs? This episode is a bit chaotic but it was fun. We discussed our issues with the music industry, who will be our next group of legends and the pop culture moments that defined each song. Hope you enjoy it!FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ Follow Steffi on Instagram & YouTube: https://www.instagram.com/inn_mho https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklr6p469bw5bC6RKxWRLwwHead to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites  to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
Rules of Entanglement

Rules of Entanglement

2020-07-1501:11:26

Entanglement is apparently the new cheating! This week we dissect Jada Pinkett Smith's recent episode of Red Table Talk featuring Will Smith. What is the meaning of marriage? If a couple is separated, is it okay to cheat? Why is it problematic to put celebrity couples on a pedestal? My friend D'Andre (@ajayi_) and I get into everything including  materialism, envy, capitalism, and the meaning of life. Listen to the episode & rate the show! In the News: Washington Redskins have been forced to change their name, Chance The Rapper under fire for supporting Kanye's "presidential" bid, Naya Rivera's body has been located: why can't black people swim? Off My Chest: (4:08)In the News: (11:14)Entanglement?! (35:28) FOLLOW me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/  FOLLOW D'Andre on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajayi_/ Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!   https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
The trailer for Beyonce's 'Black Is King' film has dropped and many Africans are upset! Social media began a dialogue after a Nigerian model accused Beyonce of profiting off of and perpetuating a false narrative about Africa. This week, a friend of the show Ukairo (@ukairoukairo) joins me to discuss appropriation, colonialization, & how Beyonce has started a diaspora war! Are black Americans allowed to connect to their ancestral roots? Are people unfairly criticizing Queen B? Why is everyone so upset? In the News: Kanye is "running for president."   Off My Chest (2:23) In the News: (9:03) Main Topic: (11:29)  FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ FOLLOW Ukairo on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ukairoukairo/ Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!   https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
Contrary to popular belief, being a “model minority” is NOT a compliment. If you think Asians are inherently better at math, rich, or don’t suffer from the same inequality that plagues other racial groups; you're playing into the hands of the stereotype. This week, my friend Steffi (@inn_mho) joins me to debunk the model minority stereotype/myth. Why is this characterization dangerous? What makes someone Asian enough? How does assimilation affect our culture? In the News: ABC announces the first Black bachelor. Is it too little too late? We also issue a wellness check for Britney Spears. Is she okay?   In the News: (12:40) Main Topic: (23:50)  FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ Follow Steffi on Instagram & YouTube: https://www.instagram.com/inn_mho https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklr6p469bw5bC6RKxWRLww Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites  to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
"You talk white," "You're not really black," "You're so well-spoken!" These are some common microaggressions people endure on a daily basis. Intentional or not, many people don't realize how microaggressions uphold negative racial stereotypes about marginalized groups in society. In this episode, my friend Bri (@bri_is_here) joins me as we discuss our experience dealing with racial shade... In the News: We discuss Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, & Mrs. Butterworth's undergoing changes to their brands due to racial sensitivity, and the possible erasure of White Jesus. Off My Chest (7:21) In the News (13:51) Main Topic (31:04) FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ FOLLOW Bri on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/bri_is_here/ Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!  LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!  If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com  Support the podcast on Patreon!    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344   
Is it possible to reform a murderer or rapist? Is the death penalty barbaric? Is the purpose of prison to punish or rehabilitate? This week, I'm joined by my friend Doha (al0had0ha) as we discuss these topics and more! The death penalty has become a controversial tool used to render justice for wrongdoing. Should it still be implemented or is there a better way to deal with those who commit heinous acts? LET ME KNOW! In the News: The Supreme Court rules in favor of gay/transgender rights in the workplace, Juneteenth becomes a workplace holiday, & Band-aids add more skin tones... Off My Chest (4:02) In the News (12:20) Main Topic (21:19) FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ FOLLOW Doha on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/al0had0ha/ Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!  LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!  If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com  Support the podcast on Patreon!    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344Donate to Adraint Bereal’s GoFundMe!https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-black-yearbook 
The Help might be #1 on Netflix but its NOT #1 in our hearts. This week my friend Alexis (@literarylexx) joins me as we discuss fake apologies, Confederate flags, and the plight of the country as we know it. Should Confederate monuments remain standing? Why is there a double standard when it comes to athletes and their opinions? Why do people struggle grappling with the horrible history of this country? Should African-Americans get reparations?We talk about many things in this episode! Please continue to hold those around you accountable, look in the mirror, and confront the issues you're passionate about! Off My Chest: (2:29) In the News (11:58) Main Topic (24:55)  FOLLOW me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ FOLLOW the Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ FOLLOW Alexis on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/literarylexx/ Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around! Here are some related media to get into:13th (Netflix)1619 (Podcast)When They See Us (Netflix) LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!  If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com  Support the podcast on Patreon!      https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
This week, I decided to address what's going on in the country surrounding the death of George Floyd, Bryonna Taylor, & Amhaud Arbery. Were all in pain but we can't allow our anger to force us to be inactive.  This is truly a moment in history and we must do what we can to fight injustices. To be silent is to be complicit.  I also discuss performative activism and people doing the bare minimum to fight racism... Here are some US organizations that you can fund right now to support black people and help the fight against racism.Black Lives MatterBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockOfficial George Floyd Memorial FundNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund Network or local bail funds across the USNational Police Accountability ProjectKnow Your Rights Camp Follow me on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/   Follow the Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/    Head to: www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!       LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!       If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com       Support the podcast on Patreon!         https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344 
Interracial relationships aren't easy. You deal with family, friends, and outsiders as they voice their opinions on YOUR relationship. In this episode, my friend Teresa (@whatvuwant) and I get into dating outside one's race and the difficulty people have navigating those relationships. How would you raise your children? How do you handle racist relatives? Off My Chest:(5:30) In the News:(11:43) Main Topic: (28:13) We also get into Joe Biden's controversial comments on The Breakfast Club, Doja Cat and her questionable behavior, & Lori Loughlin pleading guilty! Follow me on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/   Follow the Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/    Head to: www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!       LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!       If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com       Support the podcast on Patreon!         https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344  
Stan Culture Is Toxic

Stan Culture Is Toxic

2020-05-1301:11:36

What is a ‘Stan?’ Is it insane to obsess over someone that doesn’t know you exist? Stan Culture has become a toxic way in which fans bully others on the internet in order to defend their favorite artist. This week my friend Steffi (@inn_mho) joins me as we discuss bullying, the BeyHive, and our society’s relationships with celebrities in the Internet age. When do fans go too far? Please don’t alert the Barbz! We talk about it all! Off My Chest (4:25) In the News (14:40) We discuss Adele and her weight loss. Is body positivity hypocritical? Main Topic (21:25) Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ Follow Steffi on Instagram & YouTube: https://www.instagram.com/inn_mho https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklr6p469bw5bC6RKxWRLww  Head to www.warbyparkertrial.com/polaropposites to order your free Home Try-On’s today. Choose the 5 frames you’d like to try on, mail the frames back; choose your favorite pair(s) to have your Rx added to and order! Warby Parker makes your experience completely risk free and free shipping all around!   LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!   If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com   Support the podcast on Patreon!     https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344   
This week my friend @shewenttojarred joins me as we get into another round of Unpopular Opinions! See if you agree with the opinions we share.   Off My Chest (3:40) Main Topic (15:00) Follow me on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/     Follow the Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/     LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!   If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com   Support the podcast on Patreon!   https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344     
Whew... What a mess. Hulu’s new miniseries ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ poses questions about race, privilege, and class. This week, my friend Aisha (@aishaasmalleyy) and I get into the themes of this series and the complex situations the characters found themselves in.What makes someone a competent parent? Would you abort a child even though you have the means to support one? What does a privileged person write about when describing their biggest hardship? Why does this show sympathize with questionable behavior? (23:00) The Meddling White Woman Trope (28:00) Cross Cultural Adoption (59:10) Would you abort a child even though you have the means to support them? (1:14:30) What do privileged people write about for their college essays? (1:23:00) Our problems with the series Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/  Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!   If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com   Support the podcast on Patreon!     https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344 
The New Normal

The New Normal

2020-04-2901:05:41

How will the world change AFTER COVID-19? Much like 9/11, what we knew of the world was changed forever. This virus has already killed more people and has been causing hysteria throughout our communities. In this weeks episode, my friend Jared (shewenttojarred) and I predict how the world will change once this pandemic ends. What will normal look like? In the News: (10:00) Main Topic: (22:46) Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/  Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/  LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344  
NOT BLACK ENOUGH . #blackAF

NOT BLACK ENOUGH . #blackAF

2020-04-2201:00:02

What does it mean to be black? Are biracial people black too? Kenya Barris' new Netflix show #blackAF prompted me to devote an episode to biracial identity and the erasure of dark skin representation in the media. When does representation go too far? We also discuss criticizing black art. Should we praise people like Tyler Perry even though his work is not the best quality? Is a win for one of us a win for ALL of us? I'm joined by my friend Amanda (@amandaxalli) as we discuss all of these topics and more! Main Topic: (10:16) Follow me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/  Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!  If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com  Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344
Let's be real! We ALL believe in conspiracies. From 9/11 being an inside job to Beyonce being part of the Illuminati; conspiracies have existed since the beginning of time. This week my friend D'Andre (@ajayi_) calls in as we discuss fake news, lies and controversial theories that are widely believed.Is Jesus real? Is Christopher Columbus a hero? Are elections rigged? We answer all of these questions and MORE! One thing is for certain: WhatsApp has got to GO! In the News (5:25)  We discuss Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race, Drake's new home in Architectural Digest, and Ellen's controversial comments. Main Topic: (27:45) Listen to the entire episode!  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/  LEAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!   https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344  
Missed a few episodes? Need to catch up? It may be late as hell but a promise is a promise. Here's a bonus episode with clips from some of my past episodes. In these clips, we discuss if Adele is overrated, how we'd raise a gay child, our problematic past, and MORE!    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi/ Follow the Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/  SEND US QUESTIONS! If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com Support the podcast on Patreon!   https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344 
A Little Update!

A Little Update!

2020-04-0804:37

Hey Everyone!   Just giving you all an update on whats going on with the show! Let me know if you like the compilation episodes and I will release one this week in addition to the episode that is dropping this week. If you aren't following the podcast page on Instagram feel free to follow it @polaroppositespod so you don't miss any of the LIVES! Hopefully, this quarantine ends soon so the scheduling can go back to normal. I hope you all are doing well! Send me an email: polaropposites.pod@gmail.com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi FOLLOW THE INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/
Unpopular Opinions

Unpopular Opinions

2020-04-0101:15:39

Should a man be able to sign a document that absolves him of parental duties? Should cell phones be banned at all conerts? Is coffee for clout? This week my friend Melanie (@melaniemels_) joins me as we scour through Reddit forums to find unpopular opinions. See if you agree or disagree with our takes! Off My Chest: (07:33)Main Topic: (23:27)   FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/justin_alzi FOLLOW THE INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/polaroppositespod/ EAVE A REVIEW & SEND LETTERS!   If you would like a question answered on air, email us! We want to hear your feedback and offer advice on your situation! Ask away! polaropposites.pod@gmail.com   Support the podcast on Patreon!     https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21710344 
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Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

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