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?

S3 Bonus: BRTB TV presents Sit Down with the House of Swallow

April 28th, 2020

Check out this special live segment with Ceasar, Creator of Ballroom Throwbacks TV and Triangle Web Series! We were interviewed and covered hot topics, underground ballroom, relationships, answered viewer questions and more!

Follow us: @HTS_Podcast, @aint_i_emery, @lyricalmar, @Linz_wags, @ceasdaleo, @brtbtvproductions 

S3 Episode 2: Is He Or Isn’t He Your Ex?

April 24th, 2020

Hi, Swallowerz, we were on Instagram live these last two weeks! If you missing the show, follow me on IG @Aint_i_emery and @hts_podcast. Here is the show from April 23rd. We covered hot topics: Georgia governor reopens the state, Lisa Raye says the Kardashians changed the body game, Teddy vs Baby Face IG Battle, Little Fires Everywhere and more. We let the folks "Ask the House of Swallow" questions or join in on video. Topic of the Day: IS HE OR ISN'T HE YOUR EX?


S3 Episode 1: The Vixen!

March 23rd, 2020

Hi Swallowerz! We're back in full and we miss y'all! This week we cover: Zaya Wade, Lil Boosie, Harvey Weinstein. The person deserving of head this week: Roddy Ricch!

Plus, an exclusive interview with RuPaul's Drag Star Season 10 star, The Vixen (@TheVixensWorld IG/Twitter). We talk new music, Black Girl Magic concert, RuPaul, Eureka, Sherry Pie and more!

Bonus: Leave That Sh*t In 2019

December 30th, 2019

Well... what better way to end the year than with telling y’all what we don’t wanna see in 2020. Swallowerz we love y’all and will be back in full soon! Thanks for supporting fam.


Follow us on social media (IG/twitter):

Hard to Swallow Podcast - @hts_podcast 

Emery Lavell J - @aint_i_emery

Lyrical Mar - @LyricalMar

Lindsey Wagna - @Linzwagz / Linzwagna

Jay Boleyn - @jayboleyn 

Episode 16: I Ain’t Got No Money For No Gift

December 16th, 2019

Hi Swallowerz, happy holidays! We cover: Lizzo's butt vs the world, Eminem disses Queen Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Rapper 50 Cent calls out Oprah for targeting Black men, Khloe Kardashian in the spirit of forgiving and Jordyn Woods lie detector test, Matthew Knowles claims R&B Group Jagged Edge harassed Beyonce & Kelly back in the day. All this and more! Topic of the day: I Ain't Got No Money For No Gift... So now what? Mad at me? Alternatives? 


Follow Us IG/Twitter:

Emery Lavell J @aint_i_emery

Lyrical Mar @lyricalmar

Lindsey Wagna @linz_wags

Jay Boleyn @jayboleyn 

Hard to Swallow Podcast @hts_podcast

Bonus: I Won’t Tell… Your Secrets…

December 9th, 2019

Hi Swallowerz, I won't tell... your secrets... in my Alicia Keys' voice. Have you ever dished out some "tea"/dirt, and a friend relayed that info...Has someone close to you shared personal info disclosed to them about you, to one of their friends? What are the rules to this sh*t????

Episode 15: The Friendsgivin’ Ha!

December 2nd, 2019

Hi Swallowerz, Happy World Aids Day. This week we cover: Professional troll Azealia Banks wants some attention from Tinashe so bad, Rapper T.I. attempts to clarify his remarks on his daughter (I think), Gabrielle Union fired from America's Got Talent after expressing concerns and Comedian Flame Monroe, she'll not bring honor to us all... The person deserving of head this week: DeWayne Wade! Topic of the day: Friendsgiving. The popularity of Friendsgiving is growing each year. Thanksgiving with the friends but some folks don't see it. What do you think?

You Don’t Smell That Sh*t?!

November 26th, 2019

Hi Swallowerz... Has an odor ever greeted you first before the person? Did it stay when they left? Did it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore... There are some hygienic issues that demand grown folks conversation. Listen now. 

Episode 14: These Kids Need They Ass Beat (or Nah?)

November 20th, 2019

Hi Swallowerz, this week we cover: Chick-Fil-A is one of the girls now, Summer Walker battle with anxiety and fame, Tamar Braxton clarifies her gay comment and The Goon Colin Kaepernick told NFL reps nah, this how we gon' cover my workout... Person deserving of head this week: Lil Nas X. Topic of the Day: Corporal Punishment. Recently a mother was captured on cameras beating her child at a school and conversations sparked surrounding discipline. What's your stance on corporal punishment? All this and more. 

A QUICKIE w/ Pose Star & Urban One Honoree: Ryan Jamaal Swain

November 13th, 2019

Ryan Jamaal Swain talks New life. New projects. and more!

The Annual URBAN ONE HONORS Awards Show tapes Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The two-hour telecast will air on TV One, a division of Urban One, on January 20, 2020

This year's honorees include: veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Award); Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott (Music Innovation Award); Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Entertainment Icon Award); and actor/dancer and star of "Pose," Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Award).
Performers include: Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Ne-Yo;
Grammy-nominated rapper Wale; Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy;
R&B singer Eric Benét; gospel singer Pastor Charles Jenkins; new music artist Jac Ross; and television host Egypt Sherrod. Actor/singer and star of "Pose" Billy Porter, and the subject of Netflix's documentary "The Black Godfather" Clarence Avant are among the show's presenters.
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