Nigcels Gone Wild | Ep 141

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! As this episode drops on the eve of what would be the Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th birthday, we give, thanks to Brooklyn, NY for showing us love and having the best increase in streams last week. This week, Alaric gives his wife the greatest gift, a Mother’s Day–without kids. Vin buys an espresso machine that wasn’t quite up to his standards and it looks like Amazon pulled a Wish.com. L.O. has another run-in with Seamless when a late-night burger order turns into a battle with customer service.

Next, we discuss Kevin Samuels untimely and how even after the announcement of his death he still remains a polarizing figure. We witnessed some women rejoice, some men shed tears and most of us just moved on with our lives. But, we do take some time to discuss the fallout of his philosophies on women, men, and their relationships. We then discuss the leaked Supreme Court brief that looks to overturn Roe v Wade and the overall archaic thinking associated with this pending decision should it be released.

Lastly, in the latest installment of What’s the Scenario the guys discuss a spouse who was found out to have been maintaining a secret bank account in the event she and her husband were ever to be divorced. Should spouses be able to keep private accounts to protect them in the event of a marriage dissolving?

This and so much more on this latest episode of Decoding40.

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FTP, Respectfully

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! And, thanks to Atlanta for having the greatest increase in streams over the last couple of weeks. This week, Alaric finds himself in the throes of a fierce game of Old Maid with his daughter, while balancing with work. Leon reviews his latest Apple TV addiction Severance. He also thinks he might have a touch of carpal tunnel syndrome to boot. Vin has a movie shoot on his block and takes on the old man role by complaining about the lack of parking spaces along with the general nuisance of the whole situation.

In This Week in Racism, we discuss the situation in Syracuse, NY, where an 8-year-old Black child was arrested and treated horribly by the police for allegedly stealing a bag of chips. It’s a heated discussion as the guys discuss the impropriety of the police and what could have prevented this citation. Lastly, we discuss student loans and what, if anything, the Democrats aren’t doing, to offer relief to borrowers saddled with this debt.

This and so much more on this latest episode of Decoding40.

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FTP, Respectfully | Ep 140

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! And, thanks to Atlanta for having the greatest increase in streams over the last couple of weeks. This week, Alaric finds himself in the throes of a fierce game of Old Maid with his daughter, while balancing with work. Leon reviews his latest Apple TV addiction Severance. He also thinks he might have a touch of carpal tunnel syndrome to boot. Vin has a movie shoot on his block and takes on the old man role by complaining about the lack of parking spaces along with the general nuisance of the whole situation.

In This Week in Racism, we discuss the situation in Syracuse, NY, where an 8-year-old Black child was arrested and treated horribly by the police for allegedly stealing a bag of chips. It’s a heated discussion as the guys discuss the impropriety of the police and what could have prevented this citation. Lastly, we discuss student loans and what, if anything, the Democrats aren’t doing, to offer relief to borrowers saddled with this debt.

This and so much more on this latest episode of Decoding40.

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Book of Dad, Part II | Episode 139

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40. Thanks to the planet of Brooklyn for coming in heavy with the downloads last week. Every once and a while the crew just has one of those Check-Ins that turns into a heart-to-heart amongst friends. This is one of those times. As men, it’s important to learn from one another and feel open enough to have these types of conversations. Fatherhood is a rewarding challenging responsibility and with Alaric, Leon, and Vincent all having children of various ages, it allows for several different perspectives. These conversations allow us to learn from each of our triumphs and mistakes, so we can become better men and fathers.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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Book of Dad, Part II | Ep 139

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40. Thanks to the planet of Brooklyn for coming in heavy with the downloads last week. Every once and a while the crew just has one of those Check-Ins that turns into a heart-to-heart amongst friends. This is one of those times. As men, it’s important to learn from one another and feel open enough to have these types of conversations. Fatherhood is a rewarding challenging responsibility and with Alaric, Leon, and Vincent all having children of various ages, it allows for several different perspectives. These conversations allow us to learn from each of our triumphs and mistakes, so we can become better men and fathers.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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She's A Man Eater | Ep 138

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! Shout out to San Jose, CA which has downloaded the show heavily for the past couple of weeks! This week Vin returns from Aruba for a family vacation and continues to love the island. Alaric finds himself in the sticks with a potential situation as he and his castmates were on the verge of running out of gas in the sticks of West Virginia. L.O. talks about going to his first and largest event since the pandemic occurred.

Next, in This Week in Racism, the guys talk about Brittney Griner, the WNBA star and 2X-Olympic gold medalist, who continues to be detained in a Russian prison based on charges related to possession of contraband. The guys also talk about Representative Madison Cawthorn who made recent news by revealing he was invited to coke-fueled orgies, insider trading, and other immoral activities. Lastly, the guys weigh in on a man’s letter that addresses his concerns about his girlfriend’s enjoyment of the vore fetish.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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She's A Man Eater | Ep. 138

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! Shout out to San Jose, CA which has downloaded the show heavily for the past couple of weeks! This week Vin returns from Aruba for a family vacation and continues to love the island. Alaric finds himself in the sticks with a potential situation as he and his castmates were on the verge of running out of gas in the sticks of West Virginia. L.O. talks about going to his first and largest event since the pandemic occurred.

Next, in This Week in Racism, the guys talk about Brittney Griner, the WNBA star and 2X-Olympic gold medalist, who continues to be detained in a Russian prison based on charges related to possession of contraband. The guys also talk about Representative Madison Cawthorn who made recent news by revealing he was invited to coke-fueled orgies, insider trading, and other immoral activities. Lastly, the guys weigh in on a man’s letter that addresses his concerns about his girlfriend’s enjoyment of the vore fetish.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

If you want to leave us a message or ask us a question, give us a call at (619) 940-4040.

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Penitentiary Politricks [w/ Jaquial Durham] | Ep 137

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! Shout out to Belgium for the support with the top downloads last week. This week, L.O. finds himself in Connecticut over the Easter weekend celebrating with his family and also gives props to his brother-in-law’s full-court balling. Alaric has the kids for the week and finds himself in a battle of wits with his son. Seems like the stubborn gene is strong in this young Jedi. Vin rounds off the check-in with his take on proper Easter attire. Fellas, if you’re going to wear a suit please please remove the tag from the sleeve!

This week we had the honor of having a very special guest Jaquial Durham the brainchild behind Public Culture Entertainment and the director of The Lee Riot & South Carolina Prison Culture Documentary. We sat down with this brilliant young man and discussed everything from the above-mentioned project to who his top 5 MCs of all time are. If this young man is the future then I think we might just have a chance.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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Guest: Jaquial Durnham @jaquialdurham

You Got Served | Ep 136

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40! L.O. has officially joined the Peloton community and has the rest of the family joining him on his fitness journey. Vin is back from Maryland after visiting his friend for a much-needed getaway that included skeet shooting and weed tea. Alaric decides to shave his beard off after finding a bald spot, hopefully, it’s not beard-alopecia.

Next, we discuss the uncomfortable conversation of dealing with a parent’s mortality. We don’t live forever and it’s so important that we are ready for this even in our own lives. Here’s a form to help you start getting your affairs in order. Lastly, we talk about the world of celebrity impersonators, and how Izzy Drake is making big money off of his likeness to the famous rapper.

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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Black Lady Courtroom | Ep 135

Welcome back to another episode of Decoding 40. This week Rick heads down to DC to hang out with the Fearless Artist crew as they celebrate a major milestone. Vin talks about the most recent trip to Lounge Studios and how Basel Hayden & Uncle Nearest brought the guys to the great abyss.  L.O. finishes the check-in with a cautionary tale of how a late-night moment on the lips can lead to a morning of irritable bowels and regret. 

Next, the guys discuss the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The avalanche of disrespect she received as the first Black woman nominee,  who, by all accounts, is one of the most qualified nominees in the history of the court, was disgusting. 

Next, we check in on the bizarre story where a hip hop pioneer, Kidd Creole, of Grand Master Flash & the Furious 5 is facing murder charges in New York City. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the verdict of guilt was handed down on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. We pray that this miscarriage of justice is reversed expeditiously. 

Finally, the guys give their thoughts on the possibility of Colin Kaepernick returning to the NFL and what impact it might have on the culture, race relations, and the League’s legal exposure. 

You’ll hear all of this and so much more on this episode of Decoding40.

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