Hard to Swallow Podcast

Raw… Racy… Kitchen table talks over wine with friends. Immerse yourself in laughter as we cover relationships/dating, sex, Black/LGBTQ/Women issues, social consciousness, self-help and more. Have you had your hard to swallow pill this week?

S4 Episode 10: You’re So Happily Single… We KNOW…

September 5th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Serena Williams retirement, VMA Awards recap, Nicki Minaj Vanguard award, Aries Pickle Spears hates Fat Lizzo, Caresha Please with Meg thee Stallion, Tabatha Brown removed from Primetime slot. Need some head: Tevin Campbell! Topic of the Day: Let's tackle the "Happily Single" title holders who inserts this announcement at every opportunity... 

S4 Episode 9: Beyonce Don’t Owe Us Shxt

August 9th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Beyonce Renaissance review, Kelis' LaLaLa's removed, Brittany Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russia, Black-Eye Chrissean & Blueface fight, all this and more.

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 8: Women Be Trans, B*tches Be Mad

July 8th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: "P. Valley" is too graphic for fishers, ripple effects of Roe V Wade overturning, Piers Morgan baits Macy Gray into transphobic rhetoric, Flame Monroe supports the message, all this and more. Need Some Head: Hope Giselle. Topic of the Day: Where do we draw the line between being judgmental toward others and setting boundaries about things that you deem not good for you?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 7: You’re Not Cunttt!

June 23rd, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Beyonce's new single, Monique spicy feud with D.L. Hughley, Saucy Santana subs Beyonce with Azealia's music, the Future of Talk Show, Lori Harvey deals with misogynoir on social media, all this and more. Topic of the Day: Your coveted qualities and desirability doesn't absolve you from having to show up in a relationship/dating...

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 6: So, You Online But Didn’t Text Me Back!?!?

May 25th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Legendary HBOMax premiere party; Our favorite houses thus far from the show Legendary; Top 4 on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7; Isaiah Lee, David Chapelle's attacker, pleads not guilty;  Commercialization of Juneteenth at Walmart, and Kandi Burruss says Xscape would beat Destiny's Child in a Versus. Need Some Head: Tank. Topic of the Day: Is it rude to ignore a text or call but but interact (tweet/comment) on social media?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

BONUS: Rest In Hell, Kevin Samumu

May 10th, 2022

Well... I guess we have to talk about Kevin Samuels. The folks are divided. Somehow we discuss music and my social media post of positivity, also. 

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S4 Episode 5: Ain’t Gone Be No Second Date

May 4th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: I Am Awards in DC, Met Gala 2022, Joe Budden compares Megan the Stallion situation to Evelyn Lozado, Abortion rights at risk, and Johnny Depp & Amber Heard defamation lawsuit gets ugly. Need Some Head: Avery Wilson Topic of the Day: I went on a date after four years of single hood and... 

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 4: Our First Date and You Didn’t Compliment Me!?

April 21st, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: New Music, Ed Buck 30 year Sentencing, Future's GQ cover as the best rapper alive, Kim K's son gets a peek of her face from the sex tape, Viola Davis peers didn't see it for her, Tichina Arnold has a question for Black women, Zaya Wade lip locking on social media and more. Need Some Head: Ketanji Brown-Jackson. Topic of the Day: You go on a first date with someone who asked you out. The person doesn't compliment you once. Is that a problem?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 3: Will & Face (of Chris)

March 30th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: New Music, Zeus network drama, Remy Ma says Doja Cat isn't a rapper, Oscar recap, Tiffany Haddish vs a fashion reporter and more. Topic of the Day: What transpired with Will Smith at the Oscars needs to be broken down. You know we don't mind. 

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 2: The First Date Is Done & So Are We

March 14th, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Bad Boys Club trailer full of fisticuffs, Nicki Minaj reflects on career with Joe Budden, Kim K advice to the women in her family (maybe?), Jussie Smollett is innocent, not suicidal and behind, all this and more. Need Some Head: Tevin Campbell. Topic of the Day: After a first date, if there is no romantic connection, is it implied or are you obligated to tell?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S4 Episode 1: I’m Tellin’ On Yo Cheatin’ Azz

March 1st, 2022

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: The must-see move Madea Homecoming, President of nothing Joe Budden says Megan the Graduate is not a superstar, Meg and Tory Lanez still beefing, Ye found a new Karbon Copy Kim and more. Need Some Head: Big Sean. Topic of the Day: Would you tell someone you know that were being cheated on?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S3 Episode 31: Wake Up Bae… I‘m Tryna F@$K

December 22nd, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: the length and girth of Hitman Holla, Mariah doesn't want a #verzuz with Beyonce for Christmas, There's a Real Man in Nene Leakes' House, The Chronicles of Jussie Smollett and the Sex Chamber of lies, Megan Good's marriage bad, all this and more. Need Some Head: Tyler Lepley. Topic of the Day: Picture it... Yo House... 2021... You're knocked out sleep. Bae comes in and tries to wake you up for sex. What would Beyonce (you) do?

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

S3 Episode 30: My Disability Ain‘t About Your MF Convenience

December 3rd, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: "King Richard" film, Somebody got a Saweet tooth for Lil Baby, Tiffany Haddish and Common split, Nicki got messy on the RHOP reunion, Grammy noms and predictions and more. Need Some Head: Rihanna. Topic of the Day: I'm sorry people with disabilities exist... Get tf over it. I talk about my own experience.

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 29: You Laughing A Little Too Hard… Friend…

November 15th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Nicki's 20x diamond song, Chloe Bailey licks her lollipop for the gram, Ye's interview over at Drink Champs was interesting, Travis Scott performs while dead body are on the audience floor,  Rittenhouse does the electric slide while crying a river, Linnethia rethinks Housewives, all this and more. Topic of the Day: Do you or someone you know know a fake-ass-heaux laughing a little too hard at your mistakes, and shortcomings. Do they tease and mock you too often? Are y'all still friends... let's unpack that. 

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 28: You‘re (M)old… Lea‘e Them Children Alone

October 29th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Zendaya the style icon, Lil Nas X and Adele number one hits, Our favorite villain Boosie strikes again, Rihanna Fenty Beauty and the Squid Games, Billy Porter creator of dresses, HBO Insecure and the Soror emblem cries and Floyd Mayweather refuses photo with a boy with painted nails? Need some head: Ashlee Marie Preston. Topic of the Day: 61yo Michael Haugabook married his goddaughter when she turned 18. Umm... No... and listen to why.

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 27: Music Madness & Social Media Shutdown

October 8th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Facebook shut all the way down, Boosie the blister biopic "My Struggle", Porsha and Cynthia exit RHOA, Britney is free and more! The person that need to shut their MF mouth this week is: Cocktails with Queens. Topic of the Day: Music opinions of all your faves throughout the episode including Summer Walker, Tyler the Creator, Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Aaliyah and Pitchfork's 50 Icons list!

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 26: I Can’t Host… I Live with My Ex

August 25th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Last minute conversations about DaBaby, 6th fastest woman Sha'Carri lands last, The World hates Lizzo but we love her, Only Fans shutting down and Silky Nutmeg Ganache TURNS IT on Drag Race Allstars S6! The person that need to shut their MF mouth this week is: Boosie Badazz, aka Lil Bosum. Topic of the Day: It's said only Gay men break up with their ex, still live together but can't host. All this and more!

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 25: Y’all Create DL Men

July 30th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Normani "Wild Side" and Lil Nas X "Industry Baby" review, RuPaul Drag Race All Stars 6 review (one episode behind, sorry), R. Kelly allegedly sexually abused men too, all this and more. The person deserving of head this week is: Tiffany D. Cross. Topic of the Day: Y'all create DL men and we're here to tell you why. 

This episode is sponsored by: Mosaico, a journey towards a global HIV vaccine for all. For more information about the Mosaico study, go to: www.mosaicostudy.com

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S3 Episode 24: The Mount Rushmore

June 10th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Former KKK princess Ellie Kemper, Oscar Winner Mo'Nique doesn't like y'all in those bonnets, Folks don't like Jay Z new lyrics, Mariah Carey leaves Roc Nation and more. The person who needs to Shut Their Mouth is: Black Chyna. Topic of the Day: The Mount Rushmore of 2010s Rap has everyone talking. How about the Mount Rushmore of best entertainers?

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S3 Episode 23: When Janet Mockingbird Cries

May 6th, 2021

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Symone wins RuPaul's Drag Race, Joseline wants her roses from Wendy Williams, Kamala is backpedalling on on the country's racism, all this and more. Topic of the Day: Janet Mock explodes at Pose premiere party... We recap S3 premiere episodes and dissect her statement. 

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