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The Happy Negro Podcast

Nov 23, 2017

Happy Holidays! We interview the amazing singer and musician Stellis Groseil who hails from the town of Rennes in Brittany, France. She has been performing around the region with her funk/pop band Cut The Alligator making moves and now she has ventured on her own with a new project, Niomoye. We discuss her affinity...


Nov 10, 2017

On our 8th episode, we discuss the education system with my colleague, Dr. Dawn Williams. She is a French and Spanish teacher and has much knowledge in dealing with kids with PTSD and restorative justice. Dr. Williams' husband is also an actor and policeman and he is in a play at the Berkeley Marsh Theater called "Cops...


Nov 1, 2017

Welcome to our 7th episode! Today we interview songwriter, producer, engineer and overall cool dude Kevin Smith. I met Kevin back in 1994 when I was working in the music industry and writing for Tara Kemp on Warner Bros records. Kevin and I co-wrote music for various artists in the Bay Area (Sakai, Midnight Voices) and...


Oct 18, 2017

We are on our 6th episode! We have the pleasure of talking to writer, author and activist Mark Greenside who has written a book entitled "I'll Never Be French" on his travels and anecdotal failures in Brittany, France. The book is amazing, funny and a great read (also translated into the French language). He has...


Oct 11, 2017

Our 5th episode celebrates women! Specifically French women who live and work in the Bay Area. We start by talking with my wife Jennifer who was born in France but grew up in London. We also interview Marianne Vila-Irissou who is an administrator for French business school Inseec in San Francisco. Lastly we speak...