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Opinionated & informative with a taste of toxic: join Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope every Tuesday for all things pop culture, music, and media through the minds of women.

The Joe Budden Network


    • Oct 19, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 2h 5m AVG DURATION
    • 58 EPISODES

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    Episode 55 | "The Audacity"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 143:14

    On this episode: Bridget addresses her comments regarding Black headliners performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show (3:05), while Mandii explains her disbelief in cancel culture (13:45). The ladies discuss Dave Chappelle's messaging in his latest special (15:00), Meek Mill's controversial artwork (40:10), and Jeannie Mai retracting her statements on not wanting to have children (48:00). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:18:35), Sh*t we don't care about (1:54:00), TV  + Film (2:11:20), and MORE! Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod

    Episode 54 | "Emblazoned"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 162:35

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by GG of The Oprah Rose Show to recap their weekend in Atlanta & Mandii's birthday festivities (2:00). The three applaud Governor Gavin Newsom for passing laws supporting women's health rights (12:30) and send an F U to Sage Steele for her distasteful comments on Barack Obama and women dressing provocatively (27:00). Doja Cat speaks out on being unhappy and exhausted (40:00), prompting a conversation on putting yourself first, saying no to work, and maintaining your sense of self in motherhood. In this week's FRESHLY SQUEEZED segment (54:30), the ladies discuss how “your type” evolves with age (1:15:00) and phone in #FriendOfTheShow Tiff, to discuss the independent artist experience while Def Jam shows a lack of support for Teyana Taylor (1:23:00). Dave Chappelle's controversial new special (1:40:30), Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury (1:57:00), Sh*t we don't care about (2:15:30), and MORE! FRESHLY SQUEEZED Picks of the Week: Mandii | “Birdsong” by Lute (feat. JID & Saba) Bridget | “Dinner with a Gemini” by KALLITECHNIS GG | “Over” by Lucky Daye Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod

    Episode 53 | "It's Our Anniversary"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 131:28

    On this week's ANNIVERSARY episode: the ladies discuss Bridget's transition to podcasting (3:50) as well as her recent bear encounters in Lake Tahoe (7:30) and Mandii's experience at the J. Cole concert (10:50). They speak to Ashanti purchasing her masters (15:10), the Super Bowl performance announcement (23:00), Will Smith opening up on unconventional relationships (27:55), and people being afraid of discussing their sexual appetite with their partners (42:35). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:02:35), Tank Verzuz Tyrese (1:41:40), Nick Cannon's plan to stay celibate until 2022 (1:37:00), Squid Game (1:54:40), Saints of Newark (2:05:10), and more!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod

    Episode 52 | "TV Is The Enemy" (feat. Ish)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 160:00

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined on the couch by Ish from the JBP to discuss justifying trips in relationships (10:00), being late as a sign of disrespect (22:00), and Ari Fletcher buying Moneybagg Yo 28.8 acres of land (26:00). Ish challenges Bridget & Mandii on their preference in emotionally secure men (35:00), and the three speak to wanting different things with different partners in light of Jeannie Mai's recent pregnancy announcement (49:00). Ish reveals he doesn't go to therapy, while Bridget asks about his coping mechanisms (59:00). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:16:00), Sh*t we don't care about (1:40:00), prioritizing conversation over sex in relationships (1:55:00), and more!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   "FRESHLY SQUEEZED” Picks of the Week: Bridget Kelly | Asiahn - “Fall Back”  Mandii | Zoe Wees - “That's How It Goes” (feat. 6lack)  Ish | Zion I - “Temperature” (feat. Talib Kweli)

    Episode 51 | "They Meeking"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 146:41

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by the co-founder of Around The Way Curls & a friend of the show, Antoinette. The three recap Ja Rule & Fat Joe's Verzuz battle (9:20) and discuss what accountability looks like amidst the Karen Civil controversy this past weekend (28:05). The ladies speak on podcasters not wanting to share their resources (45:45), Meek Mill's accusations (48:40), and this week's FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:06:00). Mandii shares moments from her therapy journey (1:35:00), sparking a conversation about working to live and how to enjoy living without working (1:38:05). Dealing with imposter syndrome (1:48:30), Michaela Coel wins an Emmy (1:55:40), Whitney Houston's life & story in ‘The Bodyguard' (2:20:00), Jazmine Sullivan (2:22:35), and MORE!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   "FRESHLY SQUEEZED Songs" Bridget Kelly | Tems - “Crazy Tings”    Mandii | Sevyn Streeter - “Feelz” (Ft. Lucky Daye)    Antoinette | KIRBY - “Break Her Heart for Me”

    Episode 50 | "Send 2 Receive"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 124:14


    The ladies are joined by Bridget Kelly's longtime friends, publicist, and artist J. Ryan. They kick things off by discussing reparations for descendants of slaves and address politician, Larry Elder's comments on the matter (14:00). Bridget and J.Ryan share their experience at New York fashion week's festivities (20:40), a recap of the highlights from the VMA's (34:00), and another edition of the 'FRESHLY SQUEEZED' segment (1:08:45). Mandii B and BK also share what they don't care about in the news this week (1:37:50) and MORE!    Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod


    Episode 49 | "Pipe Down"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 123:05

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Alex (aka Screenman), co-host of the Need to Know Podcast for a music-filled episode! The three discuss nostalgic past releases (3:30), healthy relationships in your 20's (14:30), Fat Joe Verzuz Ja Rule (20:00), and testing your partner (43:00). This week's FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:09:30) breaks down Drake's ‘Certified Lover Boy,' including double standards regarding bisexuality (1:14:00), problematic song credits (1:29:00), and men expressing their emotions (1:39:40). Touring as a job, anti-vax sting operations, Jazmine Sullivan's secrets + more!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   FRESHLY SQUEEZED Songs of the Week:    Mandii B | RINI - “Red Lights” (feat. Wale) Bridget Kelly | Yebba - “Boomerang” Alex | Bairi - “Paraíso”

    Episode 48 | "Honestly, We're All Liars"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 118:41

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B discuss preparing for Sober September (2:40), banning the milk crate challenge (15:00), and the hype around Donda not matching the quality of the content (27:50). Drake reveals his pregnant emoji cover art for Certified Lover Boy (43:50), and Mandii shares an exclusive Drake leak! (49:20). Tony Hawk drops a limited run of skateboards containing his blood without facing the same outrage Lil Naz X received (54:30), and Jack Harlow speaks to both chasing fame and improving his craft (1:10:15). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:16:00), Bob Ross (1:39:00), Jason Momoa (1:42:30), Candyman (1:47:40), and MORE!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   FRESHLY SQUEEZED Songs of the Week:    Mandii B | Rotimi - “Decide” Bridget Kelly | Cleo Sol - “Sunshine” Bridget Kelly | Cleo Sol - “Heart Full of Love” Mandii B | Godfather of Harlem - “Waiting On Me” (feat. Swizz Beatz, YG, BIA & Giggs)

    Episode 47 | "Florida Man's Birthday" (Feat. DJ Rosegold)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 119:44


    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by DJ Rose Gold (14:00) to discuss Sha'carri Richardson (17:34), Amber Rose revealing she was cheated on (33:05), and defining who you are without men (46:15). Nicki Minaj's husband sues the state to get off the sex offender list (49:40), Elon Musk reveals plans for a human-like robot (56:55), and Mandii speaks to her relationship with Alexa (1:00:45). A Summer Jam recap (1:06:25), Kanye drops Drake's address (1:16:20), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:19:15), OnlyFans (1:19:55), and more! Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   Freshly Squeezed Songs of the Week Bridgette | Tiwa Savage - “Somebody's Son” (Ft. Brandy)  Bridgette | Anik Khan - “Santa Maria”  DJ Rosegold | Chillaa - “Cancer Freestyle”  Mandii | Dvsn & Ty Dolla $ign - “Don't Say A Word”  Mandii | Gunna & Taurus - “9 TIMES OUTTA 10”


    “Beloved” (feat. Charles) | Patreon Exclusive

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 47:03

    The epitome of black success and black love! Host, personality and business owner, Charles Kuykendoll joins Bridget Kelly and Mandii on this addition of Friends with Benefits. Charles shares his story and how he found success in creating the R&B House Party. He also speaks to balancing his corporate life and his personal aspirations. In addition, he speaks to how taking a chance on himself by relocating for career opportunities, the key to a successful marriage and they cover his docuseries “Black Love” and The Shady Bunch cooking show on The Shaderoom.   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod

    Episode 46 | "Where Are The Ferrets?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 131:15

    Bridget Kelly and Mandii B are back to podding this episode, joined by another #FWB SaVon. Mandii begins by sharing her and Bridget's off air conversation regarding the extinction of white people pets. They kick things off by discussing the upcoming mandate on New York City residences having to receive the Covid-19 vaccination in order to attend indoor events (9:50), Brittany Renner and P.J. Washington's strange affairs and speculate if her behavior was predatory (21:20), and Meek Mill expresses his ideal relationship which leads to a conversation about dealing with grief (35:45). Bridget shares her thoughts as an artist on Diddy planning to launch an R&B record label (50:55), why Lizzo is criticized beyond her music (1:11:20), Freshly Squeezed songs (1:21:30) and what they are currently watching on TV (1:35:55) and MORE!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   Freshly Squeezed Songs: Bridgette | India Shawn - “Don't Play With My Heart” SaVon | K Camp - “Privacy” (Ft. Trey Songz)

    Episode 45 | "Powder Taste Powder"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 145:15

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined on the couch by artist & songwriter, Muni Long. The three address the need for artist passes at Lollapalooza (14:30), DaBaby's removal from festival lineups (20:30), and the importance in having a good PR team (33:45). They speak to women paying spousal support (42:30), marriage not being for the weak (49:50), and men's timelines (54:45). Muni Long discusses her EP on this week's FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:23:35) as well as becoming a partner before getting married (1:41:40). McDonald's meals (1:55:30), friends dating exes (2:10:30), Scarlett Johansson's Disney lawsuit (2:15:25), and MORE! Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod

    Episode 44 | Pico De Ghetto"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 102:14

    On this episode: Mandii B and Bridget Kelly kick things off discussing Dr. Dre's ex wife being granted approximately 300k per month in spousal support (11:40) and pose the question of it being weird if your friends stay in touch with your ex after a break up (22:35). Mandii also changes her stance on DaBaby after his Rolling Loud performance (43:20), the ladies highlight their favorite songs during Freshly Squeezed, and Instagram attacks the algorithms again by attempting to remove photos without warning (1:16:10).  Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   Freshly Squeezed Songs Mandii | Lil Nas X - “INDUSTRY BABY” (Ft. Jack Harlow) Bridgette | Kevin Ross - “Looking For Love”

    Episode 43 | "We Are Enough"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 97:05


    Bridget Kelly and Mandii B begin this episode by remembering the late Biz Markie (6:00). The two ladies also recap their weeks and Bridget shares her experience in Costa Rica and explains the discomfort she faces when traveling to certain countries (11:15), while Mandii shares her fear of another Covid-19 lockdown (24:50). Shortly after, they dive into the culture of creating fake Instagram accounts to lurk and how it can backfire (38:50), Nivea gives an emotional interview regarding her career (58:30), BK dedicated a moment of the pod for Normani by showing her appreciation during the Freshly Squeezed segment (1:09:30). And lastly, the chemistry Queens inform listeners of the things they don't care about this week, which include Justin LaBoy being apart of Kanye West's album rollout, Shaun King deactivating his Twitter account (1:29:00) and MORE!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod   Freshly Squeezed Mandii | Pop Smoke - “Woo Baby” (Ft. Chris Brown)   Bridgette | Fleego - “Quarantama”    Bridgette | Omah Lay - “Understand”


    Episode 42 | "Everybody Can't Go" (feat. Eboni K. Williams)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 155:01

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Eboni K. Williams. The three address Eboni starring on The Real Housewives of New York (17:55), Rachel Nichols' comments on Maria Taylor (21:55), suffering from imposter syndrome (25:40), and feeling like a diversity hire (28:55). Tristan Thompson responds to Lamar Odom under Khloe Kardashian's Instagram post (40:15), and Eboni speaks to not dating high-profile men (42:40). With Drake renting out Dodger Stadium for date night (57:45), STTI discusses how hard it is to downgrade (59:35) and Drake wanting to get close to the NBA by any means (1:03:10). Listing non-negotiables (1:22:00), dating in front of the camera (1:34:35), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:38:00), professional ghosting (2:01:05), and MORE!   Freshly Squeezed Songs: Bridget Kelly | 1. Bas - “The Jackie” (Ft. J. Cole & Lil Tjay) 2. Adekunle Gold - “Sinner” (Ft. Lucky Daye)  Eboni K. Williams | Snoh Aalegra - “Tangerine Dream”

    Episode 41 | "Bounce" (feat, Big Freedia)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 90:22


    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined on the couch by the New Orleans artist, dancer & songwriter who brought Bounce to the world, Big Freedia. They discuss Bill Cosby's  release from prison (5:20), Britney Spears' conservatorship (13:00), and misogyny in contraception (16:30). Kevin Gates shares how childhood trauma affected him (25:55), and Bridget explains how she found self-expression in writing. With this week's FRESHLY SQUEEZED (35:00), Big Freedia speaks to focusing on alternative ventures through the pandemic (39:00), on & off relationships (47:00), her documentary addressing gun violence in New Orleans (52:00), and not placing herself in one box (1:12:45). Moving graciously in your purpose (1:19:00), a ‘Betty Bussit' lesson (1:23:00), Lady Gaga re-imaginations, Space Jam, and MORE!   Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” Patreon for exclusive access & additional content at: https://www.patreon.com/seethethingispod


    Episode 40 | "Agree to Disagree"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 126:26

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B recap the Bow Wow vs. Soulja Boy Verzuz battle (14:40) as well as Romeo's cameo (17:05). They discuss highlights from the BET Awards (27:30), Kenya Barris turning down a $100M Netflix deal (44:05), The Shop (50:10), and this week's Girl Code segment with Mo'Nique posting a picture of a woman in a bonnet (1:02:00). STTI speaks to LA culture, the accessibility of cosmetic surgery (1:16:00), and the importance of focusing on confidence (1:19:25). Britney Spears' conservatorship (1:25:50), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:32:30), a Handmaid's Tale recap (1:56:05), and MORE!   Freshly Squeezed Songs Doja Cat -Planet Her Song: “You Right” feat the Weekend Tyler, The Creator -Call Me If You Get Lost Jazmine Sullivan -Tragic Nao- Messy Love “Massa” - Tyler the Creator

    Episode 39 | "Guardian Angels"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 134:39

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by comedian, Dee Nasty, to recap Juneteenth & Father's Day Weekend (10:00). Ace Hood shares that he is unable to see his children (24:00), La La Anthony files for divorce from Melo (29:30), and Nick Cannon is expecting his 7th child (41:35). Megan Thee Stallion confronts DaBaby for working with Tory Lanez and liking an inappropriate tweet (46:00), a woman calls her boyfriend to her place of work to lose a fight to her coworker (59:00), and Call Her Daddy clinches a $60M deal (1:03:00). STTI speaks to marketing and paying Black creators (1:12:00), the lack of Afro-Latino representation in “In the Heights” (1:20:00), and consuming content with an unbiased opinion. First date flags (1:29:00), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:38:00), “The One and Only Dick Gregory,” and MORE!

    Episode 38 | "Cylinders and Cicadas"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 179:49

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Ryan of the Guys Next Door Podcast to discuss temp checking men (4:20) and the streets being complicated (8:15). Verzuz announces the highly anticipated Eve vs. Trina & Bow Wow vs. Soulja Boy battles (25:35), and STTI speaks to entitlement & misconceptions regarding Black-owned businesses (41:00). Kodak Black gifts Cardi B a bracelet for Bodak Yellow going diamond (52:00), but are there boundaries for giving gifts to the opposite sex? Should Offset feel a way? James Harden shuts down rumors of him spending money for a date with Saweetie (56:49), Keeping Up With The Kardashians releases a clip for its final season (1:12:10), and the three address men not showing up with small, thoughtful gestures (1:16:15). Ryan shares his struggles with choosing to be the bad guy or not (1:25:40) as well as wanting to find a woman who has her own friends & life (1:36:00). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:51:30), Cicada season (2:32:00), “In The Heights'” lack of Afro-Latina Representation (2:48:00), and MORE!

    Episode 37 | "The Streets Is Calling"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 137:13

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly and Mandii B are joined by @ItsRosy to discuss taking notes from the relationship & applying it to the streets (1:36). The three address how shocking a woman's honesty can be (12:05), men who brag about beating one time (16:55), and sexual chemistry (21:30). The petty award of the week goes to the President of Nigeria whose government has banned Twitter (27:10), and STTI shares the pettiest things they have done after a breakup (29:57). They break down “Cater 2 U” & “Saving All My Love For You” (44:00) and discuss the realities of sharing your man (53:20). Live performances (57:08), Monique's take on bonnets & pajamas in public (1:09:10), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:35:00), uncomfortable sex detours (1:52:00), and MORE!

    Episode 36 | "The Prize Is Expensive"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 141:37

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B recap National Wine Day (9:45) and speak to the confusion surrounding upcoming Patreon content (10:30). Diddy posts a throwback of him and JLo (15:20), Vivica A. Fox talks about 50 Cent on VladTV (22:35), and STTI discusses sliding back to an old situation (36:05). Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open after refusing to speak to media at the grand slam and citing mental health reasons (36:05), and Bridget & Mandii introduce a NEW Girl Code segment, “Woman to Woman” (49:25). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:10:40), Swizz Beatz Verzuz Timbaland (1:24:30), sh*t we don’t care about (1:45:40), Lizzo (2:01:00) and MORE!

    Freshly Squeezed Ep. 1 (Feat. Elhae)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 80:44

    Bridget Kelly and Mandii B introduce their Freshly Squeezed episodes where they sit down from artists and friends from the music industry. They kick this series off with R&B artists, Elhae, who has recently dropped his project "Aura III".

    Episode 35 | "Chick-fil-A Sauce"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 112:05

    On this episode: Mandii B shares her experience in therapy (2:38), and Bridget Kelly explains why this past week has been stressful for her (7:35). The duo addresses the criticism STTI has been facing (10:10) and explains the changes in infrastructure of the Joe Budden Network (12:20). Mandii apologizes for potentially making a guest uncomfortable herself on her other podcast (18:00), a recap of the Billboard Music Awards (37:25), Nick Cannon expecting his 7th kid (43:00), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:08:55), a Chick-Fil-A sauce shortage (1:47:25), and MORE!

    Episode 34 | “Cole World”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 110:24

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Alexa Leighton of #MenAreTrash to address accountability (4:30), how women should never feel unheard or unseen (8:00), and being gracious to others (13:00). The three speak to issues with liquor as you get older (15:00), girl code (20:00), Porsha Williams (21:00) the reality of Reality TV (24:30), and the difference between association & alliance (29:30). “See, The Thing Is...” discusses if home-wrecking is real (32:30), Jennifer Lopez reconnecting with Ben Affleck (36:00), and changing the man when the man won’t change. J. Cole is highlighted in this week’s FRESHLY SQUEEZED (56:00), and Vanessa Bryant’s delivers Kobe Bryant’s HOF speech (1:18:00). #FreePalestine (1:21:00), CDC announcements (1:24:00), Joseline’s Cabaret (1:32:30), Handmaid’s Tale **SPOILER ALERT** (1:36:30), Keri Hilson tweets, men who don’t like hearing women speak, and MORE!

    Episode 33 | "See, The Thing Is... Therapy"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 83:04

    In this episode of “See, The Thing Is…”, Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Bridget’s life coach, Syreeta, as the three begin by discussing how to move forward being in tune with your emotions and being a strong black woman (4:56), followed by a recap of events from the past week (8:44). Bridget & Mandii go over statements made by their former co-host on Monday morning (16:48) and speak about the specific STTI episode involved (22:00), while also dealing with social media attacks on their character (25:27). Continued discussions by the trio include, navigating in an industry with blurred lines professionally and personally (37:56), dealing with pressure outside of the podcast (48:55), therapy (52:30), why mental health and wellness departments are needed in the industry (1:03:43) and more!

    Episode 32 | "Slashes & Commas"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 141:28

    On this episode of “See, The Thing Is...”, Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Kazeem Famuyide. The three discuss the SWV/Xscape Verzuz battle (7:00), judging kids for inappropriate song choices (16:20), and expectations from parents (23:19). The month of May also marks Mental Health Awareness month, and STTI speaks to putting time aside for therapy (30:00), preferring alone time post-pandemic (40:00), and availability of resources **listed below** (41:30). With Bill & Melinda Gates getting a divorce (50:40), Bridget, Mandii & Kaz address not wanting to ever have a certain amount of money and comparing the reality to broke problems (54:00). Growing an attachment to shows **The Circle SPOILER ALERT** (57:45), polyamory (1:02:30), maintaining healthy relationships (1:08:45), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:12:30), finding comfort in networking again (1:58:00), and MORE!   For Mental Health Resources, please visit/call: www.mentalhealth.gov   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-273-TALK   National Domestic Violence Support Hotline: www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-SAFE

    Episode 31 | "Candy Lady"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 145:28

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B are joined by Reezy, as the trio discusses getting back outside for 2021 (5:57), Yandy and Mendeeces on Couples Retreat (21:12), and Tristian Thompson’s appearance on Adam22’s “No Jumper” podcast (33:00). They also speak on Caitlin Jenner running for Governor in California (51:25), trans girls competing in sports in school (54:40), and take a dive into the new DJ Khaled album (1:09:10). Mandii won’t claim Steve Harvey (1:33:20), Men being incapable of having female friends (1:37:17), VP Kamala Harris thoughts on if America is not a racist country (1:50:32), Props to cast and crew of Southside (2:07:06), and more!

    Episode 30 | "Friends, Colleagues, and Peers"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 114:58

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly & Mandii B discuss dealing with other people’s life choices and attending weddings (8:30). They honor the late DMX and recap his service this past weekend (15:20) including Swizz Beats speech (18:45). Addictive tendencies (23:30), the difference between real friends vs. industry friends (27:30), replacing a husband with a degree (45:00), FRESHLY SQUEEZED (54:00), Blueface bunk beds & tattoos (1:23:00), and MORE!   Freshly Squeezed Segment Mandii | Moneybagg Yo - “Just Say Det” Bridgette | Tamaraebi - “Brown Angel”

    Episode 29 | "Danger Zone"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 151:26

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly and Mandii B are joined by Antoinette Lee, Co-founder of Around The Way Curls, to recap what seems to have been a long week (3:25) with Bridget responding to anti-vaccinators (14:35). The three address the JBP x Kevin Samuels interview (19:00), The Game’s thoughts on gender roles in dating (36:00), and dealing with trauma (1:02:50). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:04:50), the reality of beards saving men (1:32:45), Keyshia Cole’s hickey display (1:48:20), a Snowfall recap (2:01:00), and MORE!

    Episode 28 | "Is Butter Wet?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 147:43

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly and Mandii B are joined by Medinah from Temptation Island Season 2. Bridget recaps her birthday festivities (4:55), and the ladies address Kevin Samuels standards of a “high value man” (20:15) as well as the desire to be in a marriage (33:04). Diddy pens a letter to corporate America that resulted in accusations of hypocrisy (45:00), and the three discuss fine men that lack confidence (57:00). Coi Leray was recently criticized over a promo video (59:00), sparking discussions of body shaming figures such as Lizzo (59:00) and getting work done (1:20:00). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:23:00), finding love on Temptation Island (1:55:50), Kid Cudi’s SNL dress (2:04:45), Usher’s fake funds (2:15:35), and more!   Freshly Squeezed segment: Bridgette | Otis Kane - “Run” Medinah | J Balvin - “Otra Noche Sin Ti” (Ft. Khalid)  Mandii | Mo3 - “Broken Love” (Ft. Kevin Gates)

    Episode 27 | "Possessive Freedom" (feat. Ro James)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 155:11


    On this episode: Bridget Kelly, Mandii B & Ro James recap the Isley Brothers/Earth, Wind & Fire Verzuz battle (6:00), Saweetie & Quavo’s physical elevator dispute (23:00), and cheating in relationships (37:00). Bhad Bhabie makes over a million dollars in 6 hours with the launch of her OnlyFans (1:08:00), Mandii shares her weekly Florida segment (1:36:30), and FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:40:36). Justin Bieber’s cultural appropriation (1:46:00), Method Man questions new rappers’ money (2:05:00), Jake Paul (2:08:09), Ginny & Georgia (2:23:00), and MORE!


    Episode 26 | “Helmet of Salvation”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 119:11


    On Episode 26, Bridget Kelly and Mandii B discuss being a part of the Joe Budden Network and New York podcast beef (2:33). They review ex-relationship coach, Derrick Jaxn’s recent controversy in cheating (11:00), Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO” effect (22:15), other rappers’ demonic incorporation in music (26:15), and Dwyane Wade’s recent appearance on I Am Athlete podcast (40:37). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:02:55), Sharon Osbourne’s firing (1:36:00), HBO’s Tina Turner documentary **SPOILER ALERT** (1:41:25), and more!


    Episode 25 | "Jitterbug" (feat. Reeezy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 164:34

    On this episode: Bridget and Mandii B are joined by Reeezy to recap Saweetie and Quavo’s public breakup (5:05), returning gifts (13:15), and if a man really loves you if he’s able to cheat on you (39:15). The three discuss background checks on Tinder (49:00), and women still dating felons & Chris Brown (54:05). The ladies jump into this week’s FRESHLY SQUEEZED (57:00) and review Daniel Caesar (1:25:55) & Justin Bieber’s (1:29:35) cancellations and racist pasts. They address the Asian hate crime in Atlanta (1:41:35) and ask why women keep falling victim to sex crimes (1:54:45). Lil Mama (1:59:00), gender identity (2:05:35), things we don’t care about (2:24:55), and MORE!

    Episode 24 | "Funny Money" (feat. Passport Cutty)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 160:40


    This week: Bridget and Mandii B are joined by Unconventional Life Coach, Passport Cutty (1:17). The three jump into Sunday’s Grammy performances like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ (3:40) and Lil Baby’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (5:05). Vanessa Bryant wins her case against the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department to obtain the names of officers who took photos of Kobe Bryant’s untimely helicopter crash (6:47), and CBS’s “The Talk” is on a hiatus, as Sharon Osbourne is investigated after defending Piers Morgan’s comments towards Meghan Markle (15:45). Selena Gomez states she wants to quit music after not being taken seriously for her passion (41:30), and Khloe Kardashian shows love to Tristan Thompson on social media (58:00). The ladies discuss open relationships (1:11:00), partnerships, and what a relationship really looks like (1:26:00). Kirk Franklin’s explicit conversation with his son (1:51:00), Freshly Squeezed (2:07:20, Married at first sight (2:24:40), Zodiac signs (2:36:00, and more!


    Episode 23 | "Humble Yourself" (feat. Rory)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 154:08


    On this episode: Rory joins Bridget and Mandii B to review Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (5:40), Wandavision nerds (9:48), and therapy over dinner (15:15). Bridget and Mandii differ in their opinions over Drake’s 3-Pack “Scary Hours 2” (26:15), while Rory says he’s too broke to listen (27:10). Jay-Z sells majority stake in TIDAL to Square for $297M (40:00), and the three discuss being in business with your friends (1:06:50). Rory speaks to being a host on the best podcast (1:12:20), his lack of passion, and his Taurus-ness (1:34:50). Freshly Squeezed (1:40:20), Coming 2 America (2:04:50), an unfunny Tracy Morgan (2:06:15), and more!


    Episode 22 | "Black & Mild"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 124:32


    On this episode: Wayno joins Bridget and Mandii B to discuss perfecting your sex life (1:00), autopay signifying financial comfortability (5:25), poverty PTSD, and the difference between living and surviving. The three address Live Nation announcing the return of in-person events in the U.S. by mid-summer (17:01) and obesity regarding the BMI scale (26:55). Bobby Shmurda returns home from prison (31:30), and Taraji P. Henson shares she was only paid $40k for her role in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (42:55). Wayno talks doing a podcast (49:20), owning a network, and his experience with Everyday Struggle (49:20). Mandii shares her disliking Future on this week’s Freshly Squeezed (1:05:45), and the three engage in a necessary The Weeknd/Bruno Mars discussion (1:26:26). As for Things They Don’t Care About (1:28:15), Hasbro drops the “Mr.” to Potato Head for a more gender inclusive image (1:31:20), and the Golden Globes chooses to pander to Black people in 2021 (1:33:05). The J. Edgar Hoover documentary (1:41:20), Mike Tyson boycotting Hulu (1:45:20), a Wandavision *SPOILER ALERT* (1:48:33), and much more!


    Episode 21 | "Manifest, Energy & Vibes"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 101:28


    On this episode: Bridget and Mandii B address the elephant in the room on the “See, The Thing Is...” podcast (02:48). The duo discusses Lil Boosie’s comments on Lori Harvey not being “goals” for women (13:05), B. Simone preaching on manifesting love by lowering your expectations (20:52), and Mandii’s toxic take on the matter (23:12). Rick Ross’s recent Tiny Desk (Home) Concert appearance faced social media backlash (35:15), and Mandii asks Bridget about her outshining him having sung background vocals for Jay-Z. The ladies share their picks on this week’s Freshly Squeezed (46:25) and introduce their new segment, “Things We Don’t Care About” (1:15:12), including President Joe Biden deciding to let everyone down (1:16:48). Mandii brings up Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith announcing their pregnancy (1:31:40), the permanent decision that is having your tubes tied, birth control, and much more!


    Episode 20 | "Long Piped and Long Winded"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 101:05

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly and Mandii B fly solo and share that things will stay this way for the time being. The two recap their Valentine’s Day stories and Mandii talks about the expectations women have during the holidays (9:15) Britney Spears’ documentary by the New York Times sparks conversations about the details of her conservatorship as well as her complicated relationships within the industry (21:00) Bridget breaks down cancel culture and the value of offering grace (28:04) Later, the ladies discuss the warning signs people should look out for when dating (42:45) and the differences between like, love and respect (49:27) Then, Freshly Squeezed (58:14) and the two call up Hitmaka to congratulate him on his new project 1-800-HIT-EAZY with Eric Bellinger (1:06:12) Judas and the Black Messiah prompts a dialogue around Black British actors portraying Black American Leaders (1:20:53) and Mandii speaks on the hurdles black women experience with their health. She shares the story of a young teacher experiencing Premature Ovarian Failure who wants a child but struggles with the hefty costs of IVF (1:32:55) Click the link to read her story and donate to her GoFundMe. Check it out here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-teacher-and-the-lost-egg

    Episode 19 | "Hey, Mushroom Head"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 149:11

    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope are back at it again and start things off with an honest convo about lingerie, and wearing underwear - or not! (6:07). Then, Chloe Bailey has been under fire for what some say are overly revealing pics and videos. The ladies tackle taking the praise with the criticism, sexualizing women, and the real meaning of feminism (37:37). Netflix’s Malcolm and Marie spurs conversation around relationships and Mandii questions men who brag about fixing broken women for sport (1:01:20). Next, Freshly Squeezed (1:30:13) and music standing out among popular aesthetics (1:45:59). Later, tv shows (1:57:33) and Mandii has a story (2:06:00) All this and MUCH more

    Episode 18 | "The Tip Means the Tip"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 121:37

    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope start things off discussing whether or not they were born in the right decade and which ones they would’ve preferred to grow up in (11:54). The ladies tackle body image appreciation and what it  means to value all the different types of sexy (17:20). The Wendy Williams Movie sparks some thoughts (26:19) and Bridget asks how honest can you be with your friends? (42:50) Next, Freshly squeezed (50:21) working odd jobs (57:38) and Olivia shares some tips and tricks of the stock market (1:10:48). Then the ladies discuss the recent allegations of sexual abuse involving TI and Tiny as Mandii reveals some of the ins and outs of swinger lifestyles. The 3 share their personal experiences with consent and boundaries (1:26:41). Next up, football player Chad Wheeler domestic violence case and a call for men to step up (1:46:28) all this and much more.

    Episode 17 | "That's Science"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 144:04

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope start things off with a recap of the long-awaited Verzuz battle between Keyshia Cole and Ashanti (4:00). The ladies discuss the factors that may have contributed to what many say was a less than satisfactory face-off given the talent of both artists. Then, DaniLeigh’s new song “Yellow Bone” causes a stir on social media and Olivia uses the moment to big up brown and dark skin women (17:15). A woman in Harlem is attacked for denying advances from a group of men and the three discuss the lengths they’ve gone to protect themselves from aggressors (33:46). Next Freshly Squeezed (43:36) and Mandii calls up friend and Co-Founder of LVRN Records Sean Famoso, to discuss the different approaches taken when it comes to female artists (1:51:15). Review of shows American Skin and All American (2:10:00). All this and MORE!

    Episode 16 | "The List Is Closed"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 139:16


    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope are joined by Joe Budden at the top of the show to discuss the ins and outs of being a part of the Joe Budden Network and a discussion on the use of the word b*tch. Later, Previous presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of NYC and thoughts on a virtual inauguration. Then, Freshly squeezed and Bridget breaks down her idea of sexy energy. Olivia talks about using her skin tone to her advantage and Mandii plays a clip of Eddie Glaude, Department Chair of African American Studies at Princeton University sharing his view on America’s history of Racism. Joe rejoins the ladies for their final thoughts of the pod.


    Episode 15 | "Bust It Out the Bando"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 131:51

    On this episode: Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope share a recap of the ups and downs of their week. Bridget admits to feeling under spiritual attack and Olivia speaks on using meditation as a tool. As Lori Harvey’s relationship rendezvous make headlines again, the three discuss why some men might be upset by her many suitors and why some women are now asking for”Lori’s Prayer” (11:53). Yogananda Pittman, a black woman, was appointed as the new US Capitol Police Chief after former chief Steven Sund resigns. The ladies recap the riots at Capitol Hill and discuss Keri Hilson’s comments about Donald Trump’s removal from Twitter (24:53). Then, Megan Denise the ex-fiancee of Denver Bronco, Von Miller shares text messages of Miller claiming he was trapped by her. Mandii asks if a woman can truly trap a man, Bridget shares an unpopular opinion on the choice to be a mother (36:16) and Olivia takes us back to the time she pulled up on an ex (50:00). Next up, Freshly Squeezed (58:47) and the ladies break down the lyrics from Jazmine Sullivan’s new album, “Heaux Tales”. Later, Sex in the City is making a comeback (1:42:44) and thoughts on Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover (1:50:23). All this and much MORE.

    Episode 14 | "Don't Expect Steak From McDonalds"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 108:52

    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope are back for the first episode of 2021! They start things off with a recap of their New Years and Olivia poses the question: What would your younger self say to you today? (5:35) Later, congratulations are in order for Teyana Taylor after announcing her production company, Aunties 360 secured a 5-acre compound (28:36). The ladies discuss their personal struggles in an industry that isn’t always lucrative for the creator (31:25). Next, Freshly Squeezed (51:55) “Pick Me’s!” (1:11:30) and the ladies chime in on their love lives (1:26:05).  Plus binge-worthy shows (1:34:44) and a PSA to the listeners (1:46:35). All this and MORE. Happy New Year!

    Episode 13 | "Levels and Layers"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 142:11

    For the last episode of 2020, Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope start the show by setting some goals for 2021. Olivia reveals she’s open to a relationship in the new year and ventures into her DM’s (12:27). They also discuss the rise of internet courtship during the pandemic and Mandii talks about meeting her man via Zoom. Next, Larsa Pippen makes headlines again for alleged correspondence with LeBron James’ 16-year-old son via Instagram and Bridget stresses the importance of certain responses being held offline (34:46). Then, the ladies revisit their childhoods and share the trials and triumphs of their different upbringings and how their experiences influenced who they are today (59:58). Later on, Freshly Squeezed and Iggy Azaela’s tweets about Playboi Carti. The ladies discuss whether or not good dads and good partners are interchangeable (1:27:55). Favorite soundtracks and a big shoutout to all the listeners (2:01:08) All this and MORE!

    Episode 12 | "Is This Who We Are?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 107:04

    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope dive into the episode discussing Too Short and E-40’s Verzuz battle; Olivia highlights the  contributions The Bay Area has made in Hip-Hop (9:12). Then, the ladies touch on the slew of Twitter feuds happening between rappers Asian Doll, Meg the Stallion, Cupcakke, and Sukihana. Mandii asks if there are lines that should be drawn during rap beef (30:30). They also share their thoughts on women who don’t keep many female friends around (39:34). Next, Freshly Squeezed serves up Island Vibes and a peek at Yo Gotti’s Wish List (51:52). Later, host of Hollywood Unlocked Jason Lee, interviews Jeffree Star’s ex Andre Marhold about disclosing his sexual history to his partners (1:16:50). The ladies discuss whether they would date a man who has experimented with other men (1:26:13). And Bridget gives a little lesson on being loyal to the mistake (1:38:25) All this and MORE!

    Episode 11 | "I Choose Violence"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 120:28


    Olivia Dope is BACK and resumes her place on the couch with Bridget Kelly and Mandii B! The ladies get right into the difficulties women face when it comes to their health and Olivia opens up about her recovery process and the importance of taking care of yourself on a holistic level (7:30). Next, the Grammy’s issue an apology to Tiffany Haddish after asking her to host the ceremony without compensation. Bridget stresses the importance of business etiquette and knowing your worth as an artist/creative (31:12). Later on during Freshly Squeezed (52:16) Mulatto’s new song “Sex Lies” strikes a chord and Mandii asks the ladies if they’ve ever lied about having an orgasm (1:17:53). Rapper GuapDad calls in and shares the vision behind his new video for “Alpha Remix” as well as staying afloat creatively during the pandemic (1:25:43). The ladies congratulate Cassie and Christina Millian who are happily expecting as  well knowing when it’s time to leave a toxic situation (1:46:30) All this and MUCH more!


    Episode 10 | "Control Freak"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 102:19

    Bridget Kelly and Mandii B keep the show going while Olivia Dope takes the week off for post-surgery recovery. They phone-in Olivia to discuss Larsa Pippin’s latest escapades with NBA player Malik Beasley, including the double standards that exist when it comes to women dating multiple men (15:38). Next, Bridget and Mandii battle it out in a mini jam session for their picks in the upcoming Ashanti + Keyshia Cole Verzuz (23:42). The ladies pour their feelings over ice with Freshly Squeezed as they reflect on some of their own relationship experiences through the music (44:06). Later on, Teyana Taylor announces retirement from music and Bridget breaks down the pay scale of streaming services and fan accountability (1:08:58). Also, Mandii discusses the moment men realize a woman is going to stick around (1:30:52). Catch all this and MORE. (Stream Tiffany Red - Damn Damn Damn (1:06:30) at (iamtiffanyred.com)

    Episode 9 | "Auntie Music"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 107:30


    On this week’s episode: Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope recap the fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson. They discuss the amount of money it would take to get them in the ring with Tyson (11:15). After, the Soul Train Awards and black award shows in general. Mandii notes that Keyshia Cole has not gotten the flowers she deserves (25:13). Later on, Freshly Squeezed (43:35) and Lisa Raye’s comments about Halle Berry’s sexual performance (1:10:05). The three discuss smashing the homies and Bridget admits that what you don’t know can hurt you (1:15:30). Alexis Skyy has a message for friends who start similar businesses without her (1:31:40) and Olivia shares that she draws a line between business and personal relationships (1:37:14) Plus! Spoiler Alert: HBO’s The Undoing (1:39:56) and more!


    Episode 8 | "Is This Bars For You?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 146:35

    Bridget Kelly, Mandii B and Olivia Dope start things off by clarifying a statement to the gamer community (9:35). The ladies discuss the AMA’s, and their feelings toward award shows as a whole. Bridget is wary about how artists are categorized and Olivia shares how rare it is for black female DJ’s in Hip-Hop to receive  recognition (30:42). Later on, Freshly Squeezed music is served and the ladies discuss their differing opinions on Megan Thee Stallion’s new album (1:00:25), Mulatto’s recent headlines spark a conversation around brand posting etiquette and identity as a person of mixed race (1:45:41), Olivia shares a passionate thought about turning the oppression she’s received into a win (2:06:18) and MORE!

    Episode 7 | "Ritz Cracker Friday"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 146:38

    On this episode: The ladies return to the studio and the vibes are BACK! Mandii kicks it off with a message to some of the men that listen to the podcast and the ladies discuss reading the comment section (4:00). Soon after, Bridget brings the conversation up around dating men who play video games (22:55). They also discuss Khloe Kardashian comments on trauma from past relationships (31:18), Pam Long admits to falsely accusing ex-husband of sexual assault (54:17), code-switching in certain settings (2:01:27) and MORE!   Don't forget to check out the weekly "Freshly Squeezed" playlist on Audiomack from our weekly Freshly Squeezed segment (1:26:38)

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