Look At God! | Episode 94

Welcome to another episode of Decoding 40!

Spring is in full swing and Alaric’s regular gardener is too busy to take care of his garden.  He finds a replacement and finds some ancestral justice. Vin discusses his nature walk with Mike and Leon finding out the hard way how three miles can turn into six miles. L.O. discusses his perspective of the hike and his weird commute via the PATH to N.J.  Mack is trying to finalize his plans for his second wedding anniversary and his wife’s first Mother’s Day.

Next, we discuss the incredulous remarks by Senator Tim Scott, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Representative Jim Clyburn who all fell into the sunken place to suggest that America “is not a racist country.”  What does this mean for the struggle of Black Americans in the US? And, why have the Democrats once again decided to forfeit the high ground while bargaining the safety and livelihood of Black people? 

This and many more topics on this episode of Decoding40.

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Lost Innocence | Episode 93

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding40.

We are all present and physically safe, but the ever-present threat of law enforcement and the subsequent PTSD that we all carry is weighing heavy on us all. The Check-In this week includes L watching Netflix and Verzuz to escape; Mack totally burying his head into his work; Alaric decided to take a harmless trip to the park with his family until he finds himself caught in the DMX funeral procession and an unfortunate incident occurs; and, Vin wraps it up with his recent discussion with his 13-year old daughter about her first interaction with the police.  

So, this week we talk about “The Talk” and how we each try to keep our kids safe when encountering law enforcement.  What used to be a standard conversation about how to be respectful and courteous when dealing with the police has morphed into a lesson of survival.  

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Vaccine & Vodka Shots | Episode 92

Welcome to another episode of Decoding40.

On this week’s check-in, Alaric gets gifted a few Cubans; Mack has a weekend filled with shots: vaccines and vodka with potential side effects from Friday’s wings and soup; Vin’s new fence is giving his neighbor some issues; and, L is talking guilty TV pleasures with Married at First Sight. 

Next, we discuss whether or not to boycott Georgia over the new voting laws intended to disenfranchise mostly Democratic and Black voters. We all agree that some economic and political pressure should be applied, but what’s the best strategy?

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Better Call Kareem | Episode 91

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40.

Mack starts off with his home shopping woes; Vin finally got his fence installed and a refund from Lowes; Leon received his first Covid vaccine shot; and, Alaric checks in with some sad news, his father-in-law succumbing to cancer after a long fight.

Since this is our 91st episode, we decided to talk about the significance of that number as it was the year we all pretty much started on our journey of adulthood.  The fellas reminisce on prom stories; going to college and all the other craziness of being young men at the start of the 90s.

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Sh*tty Wages | Episode 90

This episode is was recorded before and released after the news of the untimely death of DMX was released. We are praying for all of his family, friends, and fans. Rest in Power brother!

Welcome to another episode of Decoding40. 

The Check-In starts with Alaric who received his first COVID shot without incident; Vin has one of the worst customer experiences with Lowes; Leon takes a much needed R&R trip to a serene and very white town in upstate New York; Mack is back to house hunting after the house he and his wife had in the contract did not fare well after the inspection. 

Next, we discuss one of the leading hotbed issues of a minimum wage increase which is currently being considered by the Biden administration.  What are the pros and cons of an increase and how it adversely affects millions of people living under the poverty line? The conversation gets heated with Mack being against the increase because of the effects on small businesses.

This and much more on the latest episode of Decoding40.

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You've Been Cancelled! | Episode 89

In this week’s check-in, Mack’s eyes have been giving him trouble and it may be time to trade in the iPhone for a Jitterbug. Mack and Vin have taken their first vaccine shot without any side effects. L is heading out of town with the family for a change of scenery and some much needed R&R.  He also shares his weekly movie review of the laugh-out-loud reality comedy Bad Trip. Alaric is gearing up for two weeks alone with his kids,  we’re all praying for him. If anyone would like to help him out call the Decoding40 line at 608-618-4040. 

Next, we discuss the recent legislation seeking to disenfranchise voters across the country. We take a particular look at the shenanigans in Georgia.   We also tackle the Sharon Osborne scandal and this is an example of “cancel culture” out of control.  Should this be a teachable moment, or nah?  

This and much more on the latest episode of Decoding40.

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Black Prophet, Black Profit | Episode 88

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding40. On this week’s check-in, Alari has installed a front door camera to solve the mystery of the dog shit in front of his house. L has an uneventful week but was forced to block the first person on Clubhouse.  Mack has started house hunting with the wife and the experience is leaving him underwhelmed. Vin is winding up his vacation and is in the process of looking for someone to install a fence in his backyard. 

Next, we discuss the latest story in the Black Live matter movement.  Recently, Tamir Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, is taking aim at certain civil rights leaders that she claimed were clout chasing.  She feels that some of these leaders (or celebrity activists) and some organizations are profiting from her pain and the pain of many families that have had loved ones murdered by the State. Is she right?

You’ll hear all of this and more on this episode of Decoding 40.

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Q.G.T.M.S.: Queens Get the Money Shot | Episode 87

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding40.  This is a very special show because we are celebrating Alaric’s Birthday and the two-year anniversary of the podcast.

Birthday Boy Alaric starts off by sharing how he enjoyed his day; L is preparing for his secret business endeavor to become a reality; Vin talks about a bad restaurant trip and his weekend trip to Maryland; Mack rounds out the check-in with a life hack on how to zero out your emails. 

Next, we discuss the Black Male Privileges Checklist by Jewel Woods and examine if Black men, in fact, enjoy a privilege over Black women.

You’ll hear all of this and more on this episode of Decoding 40.

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Make Coming 2 America Great Again

After two weeks off, this could have easily been called the EPMD episode, because we’re Back In Business. We start off by discussing our post-Covid plans and how hard we’re going to celebrate.  Mack talks daddy duty; Vin maintains an uneventful couple of weeks and is awaiting the next American saga; L has an issue with his Sprint contract; and, Rick rounds off the check-in with him happily back to work.

SPOILER ALERT: We discuss Coming 2 America, the sequel to the original Eddie Murphy classic movie Coming to America. There are some very strong and differing opinions about the outcome of the movie. Let us know what you thought about it.

You’ll hear all of this and more on this episode of Decoding 40.

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Freedom of Speech Ain't Free | Episode 85

This week’s Check-In starts off with L.O.’s hostile encounter with a stockboy at Whole Foods; Vin is increasing his role as Fire Marshall Vin on the job; Alaric is taking his umpteenth COVID-19 test to work on a new production; and, Mack reunites with the girl next door.

Next, the guys discuss the concept of freedom of speech. Is it really free or is it as Ice T once said: “Free Speech is free, just watch what you say.” 

We have Mack’s Top Ten, What Did We Learn Today?, and This Week’s Libation.

You’ll hear all of this and more on this episode of Decoding 40.

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