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  • Each episode, Bruce Reyes-Chow is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads. Pull up a chair and welcome to BRC & Friends!
    Copyright 2022 Bruce Reyes-Chow
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Episodes
  • May 13 2022
    Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 52, Bruce (he/him), along with co-host Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) speaks with guest John Edgerton, lead pastor at First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois, and also the first white guest on the podcast since its reboot. Bruce begins by asking John and Laura, “What is something that you have no control over, but brings you joy.” But first, Bruce shares a personal update: he’s completed his tenure as pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. Thanks to long Covid, he’s taking a break but will still continue to podcast. John’s church in Oak Park recently became a target of right-wing ire when the congregation launched a Lenten program called ‘fasting from whiteness’ where they decided to only going to music composed by non-white composers. The news travelled far and wide — including to the UK, where it was covered by The Daily Mail — and John was at the receiving end of accusations of ‘reverse racism’ and the decision was called ‘wokeness run amok’. You’ll find out how Bruce got embroiled in all of this, waking up to a bunch of alerts on Google for his name. The hosts and guest also speak about Chicago’s history of segregation and anti-racist activism, and how white-centredness can be extricated from Christian culture. Thanks for listening! IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE OF BRC AND FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow) CONNECT WITH FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF OAK PARK Website: https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com (https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedoakpark (https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedoakpark) PLATFORMS AND PRODUCTION Sound Editing and Shownotes by Sindhuri Nandhakumar (See below) Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1) Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow) BRC & FRIENDS Subscribe to BRC & Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen) Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm) Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends) CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano) CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev (https://www.instagram.com/haparev) Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz (https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz) CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks (https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks) Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks (https://twitter.com/kyremesparks) Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff) CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com (http://mickyscottbeyjones.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj (https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj) Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones (https://twitter.com/iammickyjones )  HOST AKA BRC: Bruce Reyes-Chow Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com (http://www.reyes-chow.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow (https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/breyeschow...
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    47 mins
  • Mar 29 2022
    Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 51, Bruce, along with co-hosts Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her) speaks with guest David Magdael (he/him). David is a media strategist for documentary films and indies, and talks about his trip to the SXSW festival in Austin, and how the films that he’s worked on recently have been directed by Asian Pacific filmmakers. He discusses https://www.badaxefilm.com/ (BAD AXE), the documentary that won the Audience favourite award at SXSW, and how it chronicles the experience of a Cambodian-American family in rural Michigan. As for the Oscars, we also heard about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sh7xw_OdQk (ASCENSION), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFJPTj94aM (WHEN WE WERE BULLIES) and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPFkcoTfr7g (QUEEN OF BASKETBALL).  David also talks about how, for him, life started at 32 and marvels at how the ‘Filipino boy from South Stockton, 95209’ built a business that allows him to be in the presence of filmmakers while their lives change. He also shares advice for Micky’s daughter, currently in film school, about pursuing her calling and talks about his version of ‘80-20’ rule. Thanks for listening! IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE OF BRC AND FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow) CONNECT WITH DAVID MAGDAEL AND ASSOCIATES: DMAG PR Website: https://www.dmagpr.com (https://www.dmagpr.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmagpr (https://www.instagram.com/dmagpr) Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMagPR (https://twitter.com/DMagPR) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmagpr (https://www.facebook.com/dmagpr)   PLATFORMS AND PRODUCTION Sound Editing and Shownotes by Sindhuri Nandhakumar (See below) Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1) Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow) BRC & FRIENDS Subscribe to BRC & Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen) Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm) Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends) CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano) CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev (https://www.instagram.com/haparev) Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz (https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz) CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks (https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks) Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks (https://twitter.com/kyremesparks) Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff) CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com (http://mickyscottbeyjones.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj (https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj) Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones (https://twitter.com/iammickyjones )  HOST AKA BRC: Bruce Reyes-Chow Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com (http://www.reyes-chow.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow (https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow) Twitter:...
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    1 hr and 1 min
  • Feb 2 2022
    Welcome to The BRC & Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place. In Episode 50 you get to meet the other two co-hosts of the show: Jorge Bautista (he/him) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her). Jorge is a pastor at a United Church of Christ congregation in San Mateo, California. Micky is a coach and justice doula, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and she sees her work as a doula being translated to other avenues of life — where she accompanies people who are birthing something into the world. Bruce chats with his co-hosts to get to know them a bit better, starting with figuring out how he met both of them. Did he meet Micky at a conference and walk up to her after realizing they were the only two people of color in the room? He can’t remember, but this sounds quite realistic. Bruce and Jorge chat about how they met at a protest event in support of migrants crossing the border to the US, and about being handcuffed together in a police vehicle. You can expect chats about childhood memories evoked by scents (peach turnovers, microwaved popcorn) and why our hosts don’t fully understand why the NFL, horror movies, and beer are as widely liked as they are. Thanks for listening! BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow) NUTS AND BOLTS Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1) Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow) Sound Editing and Shownotes: https://www.fiverr.com/sindhurin BRC & FRIENDS Subscribe to BRC & Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen) Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/ (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm) Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends) CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano/ (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano/) CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff/ (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff/) CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones   HOST AKA BRC: BRUCE REYES-CHOW Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow Twitter: https://twitter.com/breyeschow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breyeschow Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/breyeschow
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    51 mins

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