Our Podcasts

Episode 69: Stand Up and Resist!

February 19, 2017 - Today we discuss how we can get involved, stand up, and resist Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 68: Harry Belafonte: The Legend

February 12, 2017 - In this episode, we examine the life and legacy of Harry Belafonte. Mr. Belafonte's life will surely inspire you and give hope to all of us! Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 67: Is Empathy Overrated?

February 4, 2017 - In this episode, we answer the question; Is Empathy Overrated? We also assess Trump’s first week in office. Plus, we received a lot of on air questions and comments from listeners like you. Thank you for your participation! Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 66: Will you give Trump a chance?

January 30, 2017 - In this episode, we ask and answer this extremely important question. We also discuss the Women's world wide march and Trump's meeting with Black celebrities. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 65: MLK Day Live

January 21, 2017 - In this episode, we broadcast live from the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. We are joined by Steven Oliven, Gregory II, CJ Perry, Changing Frequencies and Ashley Elkins. Let's celebrate Dr. King together. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 64: American White Nationalism Part 3

January 14, 2017 - In this episode, we conclude our in depth analysis of White Nationalism. We also interview Karim Muhammad, the Executive Director of the Teachers Appreciation Foundation. Join us on this engaging episode. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 63: The Next Four Years

December 30, 2016 - In this episode, Jamie Pettis is our Co-host and our call-in guest is Nikki Miller. We discuss strategies for surviving a Trump administration. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 62: America White Nationalism: Part 2

December 18, 2016 - Part 2 of our discussion of American White Nationalism. As it relates to our current political climate. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 61: America White Nationalism: Part 1

December 12, 2016 - In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Paul Ketchum. We examine the relationsip between American Christianity, White Supremacy, and White Nationism. A shocking relationship that will challenge your ideas regarding these ideologies. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 60: The Election is Over

November 26, 2016 - In this episode, Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina church in Chicago, IL, gives an impassioned plea to all Americans not to lose hope as we enter into Trump's America. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 59: The Fight to Vote

November 7, 2016 - In this episode, we look at the challenges black people and women have historically had to overcome to gain the right to vote. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 58: Language Matters

October 30, 2016 - In this episode, we interview poet and publisher Chad Reynolds and Quraysh Ali Lansana, professor, author & poet. We also discuss current events. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 57: Cairo, Egypt

October 16, 2016 - In this episode, we reflect on our broadcast to students in Cairo, Egypt. We also discuss the release of Trump's sexual comments. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 56: Be the Change You Want to See

October 8, 2016 - In this episode, we interview Nikki Miller - model, scholar, and social activist - who is dedicated to changing our world. We also address the impact that police brutality has on our young people. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 55: Comply or Die

October 2, 2016 - In this episode, we compare the treatment of black and white people by law enforcement. Simply the color of your skin can determine whether you live or die. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 52: Who created the American Ghetto?

September 18, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the creation of the inner city. We are also joined by Professor Jim Smith of Southern Nazarene University. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 51: Stand Up or Not

September 10, 2016 - In this episode, we examine whether the American National Anthem is relevant today. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 50: Celebrating our 50th Show

September 5, 2016 - In this episode, we celebrate a milestone. Former guests stop by and call in to Blacken Studios to help us commemorate our 50th show. Let us know what was your favorite One Mic One Voice moment. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 49: Embracing the Truth

August 29, 2016 - In this episode, Steve Hill is our co-host. We discuss the presidential race and the growing racial disparities of our time. Elijah Bailey stops by and joins the conversation. Lastly, we highlight Joe's new music video. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 48: The Tale of Two Cities

August 21, 2016 - In this episode, we reveal and analyze the many reasons black citizens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin rioted. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 47: Ice Cream on a Hot Day

August 12, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss how police departments do not understand the impact of racial profiling. We also critique the Black Lives Matter movements's platform. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 45: It Takes Action, Not Words

July 30, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss reasons to get involved in Social Activism. This is a call to action. Jamie Pettis joins us again to share the many ways we can all get involved. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 44: Through the Eyes of Black People

July 25, 2016 - In this episode, we examine the world through the eyes of black people. We ask you to listen intently to how the American past still affects them today. How endured atrocities from slavery to police brutality continues to resonate in the hearts and minds of black people. This is the true narrative of black Americans. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 43: Social Activism.

July 16, 2016 - In this episode, we interview social activist Jamie Pettis and Karim Muhammad, Executive Director of the Teacher Appreciations Foundation. We also discuss the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 42: Pope Francis, Message to America.

July 10, 2016 - In this episode, we interview historian Dr. Laura Gellott. She walks us through Pope Frances' address before the U.S. Congress and its connections to our nation's political and social ills. We also discuss current events. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 41: Understanding Islam

June 25, 2016 - In this episode we interview Adam Soltani, Executive Director of the OKC Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We discuss immigration, misconceptions surrounding Islam, and the phrase "Radical Islam" Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 40: Why do we hate?

June 20, 2016 - In this episode, we examine hatred in America. We also discuss racial tension in Oklahoma City. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 39: It’s all about LEGACY

June 11, 2016 - In this episode, we interview the creators of the One Mic, One Voice theme song, Chicago's own Josh K & Leah Marie. We also discuss the latest updates on the death of Prince and the allegations against Bill Cosby, and reflect on the life of Muhammad Ali. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 38: Vulnerability

May 30, 2016 - Are you afraid to be vulnerable? Do you find it hard to trust people in your life? Have you built walls that prevent you from being true to yourself? In this episode, we discuss vulnerability in society. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 37: Who Do You Look Up To?

May 21, 2016 - Who do you look up to? Are you a role model? In this episode, we examine how important role models are in our lives. Also, Karmin Muhammad, Executive Director of the Teacher's Appreciation Foundation, returns to the show. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 36: Living in Division

May 16, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss several reasons why we are a divided country. We explore the language used to divide us and we offer solutions to usher in true unity. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 35: More than a Musician

April 30, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the life, music, and social activism of the late artist Prince. Think you know him? Tune in to discover the real Prince Rogers Nelson. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 34: Living beyond Diversity

April 17, 2016 - In this episode, we move beyond diversity and tolerance to co-existing. We must begin to live side by side without judgement, prejudice, or reservation. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 33: Self-Identity Part 2

April 9, 2016 - In this episode, we again pose the question: Do you really know you? We interview Tiffany Hill, Blacken Studios' newest podcaster, host of the dynamic show Authentic Conversations, which debuts on April 11, 2016. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 32: Self-Identity Part 1

April 2, 2016 - In this episode, Part 1 of Self-Identity, we examine the question: Do you really know who you are? The conversation moves from national (American) identity to individual identity. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 30: Has America Really Changed?

March 21, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the on going violence at political rallies, Trump's views on women, and we interview University of Central Oklahoma's President of AAFAS, Charles Harring and Brittney Morgan. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 29: We Need Personal Accountability

March 15, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the latest Democratic debates, the ongoing Flint, MI water crisis, White Privilege, and the questioning of Eli Apple's sexuality. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 28: Love Is the Answer

March 6, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss how love can breakdown the walls of racial and social division, racial discrimination against Kam Chancellor, and the current presidential debacle. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 27: We are no Longer Invisible

February 27, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss blatant racism at Southern Nazarene University, a troubling study regarding the criminalization of young black boys, and , on a more positive note, the 3rd annual Ralph Ellison Gala. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 26: Never Give Up on Your Purpose

February 25, 2016 - In this episode, we interview Bern Nadette Stanis, aka Thelma from Good Times. We also talked about president Obama's right to nominate a supreme court justice and the death of Vanity 6. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 25: Leaving a Legacy

February 13, 2016 - In our 25th episode, we address the need for Black History month, the social media attacks on NFL quarterback Cam Newton, and the legacy of the acclaimed author, Ralph Waldo Ellison. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 24: An Indictment on America

February 6, 2016 - In this episode, Co-host Michael Eric Owens gives the Keynote address at the University of Central Oklahoma Black Student Association Black History Program. It's an indictment on America that is sure to make you rethink race in America. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 23: Let’s Take a Stand

January 30, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the water crisis in Flint, MI., the Daniel Holtzclaw verdict, and we interview Nicole Deggins of Sista Midwife Productions. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 22: Remembering the real Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 23, 2016 - In this episode, we discuss the legacy and the ongoing impact of Dr. King on our society. Are we recognizing and remembering the real Dr. King? We also discuss the lack of diversity among Oscar winners. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 21: Education or Incarceration?

January 17, 2016 - In this episode, One Mic, One Voice discusses the state of education in Oklahoma with our special guest, Dr. Paul Ketchum of the University of Oklahoma. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 20: Straight Outta Africa

January 9, 2016 - In this episode, DT shares his amazing journey to Africa. We also interview Karim Muhammad, Founder and Executive Director of the Teachers Appreciation Foundation, and discuss the 2nd Annual Teacher's Appreciation Foundation Awards Banquet. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 19: Let’s Change America

December 31, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss the latest developments in the Sandra Bland case, post-racialism, and Steve Harvey. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 18: America’s Broken Promises

December 24, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss America's broken promises, the continual attacks on Muslims, and living in two Americas. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 17: Who is the threat?

December 17, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss whether Muslims should stay in or out, and we examine the real threat to America. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 16: Cry for Justice and Inclusion

December 10, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss the meeting between black pastors and Trump, the ongoing investigation of Laquan McDonald's murder, and the obligation to give back to one's community. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 15: State of Fear

December 4, 2015 - In this episode we discuss the movie Chilraq, murder of Laquan McDonald, Chicago violence, and Isis. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 14: Campus Activism

November 26, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss student activism on the college campus, the future of our teens, and the so-called impending racial war. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 13: Saving a Generation

November 15, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss the status of teens in America. We also address the continuation of violence in our communities. Lastly, the KKK or simply Halloween fun? Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 12: Back in America

October 30, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss the consequences of using police force in schools, the role of religion in American politics, and the changing view of America in the world. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 11: Who are you?

October 5, 2015 - In this episode, we examine the definition of American Identity. We also discuss our obligation as citizens of the world. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 10: American Identity

September 16, 2015 - In this episode, we examine the definition of American Identity. We also discuss our obligation as citizens of the world. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 8: Is Violence the World’s Tradition?

September 16, 2015 - In this episode, we address the state of violence in America and the inability to build strategies for reducing it. Unfortunately, violence breeds violence. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 7: Straight Out of OKC

September 8, 2015 - This episode, we discuss the movie, "Straight Out of Compton", and we explore the darker side of Hip Hop. Also, we interview Gregory Jermone, the lyrics and nationally known Rapper, who is hosting the fist annual OKC Hop Hop Festival. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Special Celebrity Episode

September 2, 2015 - We had the wonderful privilege of interviewing, Bern Nadette Stanis (aka" Thelma" from the groundbreaking show, Good Times.) Bern Nadette is an American icon. Also we interview James McNight, former NFL star, Gerald Jones, former College Football star, and Xola Malik, Rapper, Producer & Singer. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 6: Keeping the Fight Alive

August 27, 2015 - In this episode we discuss the use of the "N" word, the legacy of Julian Bond, and the Jared Fogle scandal. Also we interview a very special guest, Stacy Shelton, author of the award winning book, "Me, The Crazy Woman, and Breast Cancer: Strength and Inspiration for the Patient, Survivor, and Those Who Love Them." Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 5: State of Education

August 19, 2015 - This episode is all about education. We discuss our academic experiences and the challenges facing today's educational institutions. Also, we interview a very special guest, Karim Muhammad, Founder & Executive Director of the Teachers Appreciation Foundation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 4: Let the Revolution Begin

August 16, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss the recent violent events unfolding in Ferguson, MO, the Black Lives Matters' Movement, and the obstacles to talking about race with White people. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 3: The Vanishing

August 7, 2015 - In this episode, we discuss Donald Trump's assault on women, Black on Black Crime, and we read a poem by Stacy Shelton. Also, we interview a very special guest, Sarah Burdine, regarding the murder of her son Ciar Pierce. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

Episode 2: Where are we in the 21st century?

July 29, 2015 - Get your collective consciousness ready. On today's episode we covered topics regrading immigration debate, racial profiling, and white privilege. Also, One Mic One Voice sends love to the family of Jalen Ware. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.

The Beginning: Inaugural Episode

July 22, 2015 - This episode Introduces hosts Mr. Michael Eric Owens and Mr. De'Shaun Thornton. Listen as we discuss Bill Cosby, Rachel Dolezal, The Confederate Flag, Race, Culture, and Identity. Click here or on the image to the left to listen to this episode.