Born In Trouble

Truth is All We Have

About the show

People say change starts with a conversation, but are we having the right ones? From the mysteries of the music industry to the often misunderstood concept of sex, race and cultures. "Meet us at the intersection of technology, entertainment, music, relationships and everything thought-provoking dialogue should be!. Dive deep into the realities of being Born in Trouble!

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Episodes

  • The Colorblind Show!

    February 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Black Men discuss relevant and irrelevant aspects of Life and Culture without filters! Liquid courage for the Sober Mind!

  • The Bulls Not Breeding But AI has Answers.

    February 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ai, black culture, civil union, dating, early education., education, electric company, intelligence, marriage, money, morgan freeman, music, politics, popular, sesame street, society, tuskeegee, unions, ups

    Black Men discuss relevant and irrelevant aspects of Life and Culture without filters! Liquid courage for the Sober Mind!

  • Athlete? N. Please I work for UPS!

    January 25th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 mins
    black culture, blm, dating, economy, education, money, music, politics, popular, rittenhouse, society

    Join host John X and guests Grant Lancaster, Reggie Wood, and Robert Brooks for episode 34 of 'Born In Trouble'. The conversation kicks off with a humorous back and forth about the infamous number 34. The state of education and labor force in America, particularly addressing the conditions leading to disparity. The gang debates about UPS wages and the overall economic situation in the country. The invitation of Kyle Rittenhouse to speak at East Tennessee State University. With a fresh take on the dating rumors about Jennifer Hudson and Common. Tune in for entertaining discussions filled with humor, insight, and thought-provoking opinions.

  • The Game is Sports and Relationships

    January 18th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Black Men discuss relevant and irrelevant aspects of Life and Culture without filters! Liquid courage for the Sober Mind!

  • Truth, Levels, and Dresses for Success!

    January 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    In the 32nd episode, the hosts explore a hot topic and discuss comedian Kat Williams, his impact, and controversial statements he recently made about success and other comedians in the industry. They also delve into serious socio-political issues such as veterans' alienation, changing work dynamics, growing suicide rates, and the increasingly challenging American dream. Drawing from personal experiences, anecdotes and analogies, the hosts examine the current state of society and then question the future of the American way of life.

  • Taking Back the Barbershops!

    January 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    In this episode of 'Born in Trouble', The range of topics focus on the impact of social media and its power to dictate public conversations. How the internet and society can distort how we communicate and interact with each other. And questioning the increasing focus on relationships in the black community, especially on the internet. Striving for better financial education, exploring how to improve public discourse, and an interesting discussion about celebrity culture. All this is flavored with a good dose of humor and banter.

  • A Year in Equity, Entertainment, & Activism

    December 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    In this 30th episode of 'Born in Trouble', host John X leads a discussion on various cultural topics and societal issues. Covering everything from the cultural impact of celebrities, the state of global affairs, the dynamics of music and entertainment industries, to the modern dating sphere. The conversation revolves around various perspectives offered by the host and the guests, discussing an array of subjects such as the public perspective of Simone Biles' marriage, the socio-political dimensions of supporting Israel, and the transitioning dynamics of celebrity culture in the era of social media. This episode serves as a commentary on the current scenario, providing an introspective look at society's expectations, misconceptions, and judgements.

  • Running From Success

    December 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    John X., opens the discussion featuring guests named Rob, Reg, and Grant, along with John himself. The conversation revolves around a recent controversy surrounding Jonathan Majors. We dissect personal privacy, relationship dynamics, legal implications, and the racial aspect involved in the incident. They further delve into societal expectations for successful individuals and the concerns around a biased judiciary system.

  • As Much Free Speech as is Allowed

    December 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    "As Much Free Speech As Is Allowed". The speakers discuss a variety of topics including political correctness, power dynamics, the effect of social media on perceptions and biases, racial issues, and their takes on the entertainment industry. They particularly reflect on the ideas of perception and realities in society as they narrate different anecdotes and scenarios.

  • Protecting It At All Costs!

    November 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    "On this week's episode of our podcast, John X, Grant, and Rob shed light on today's most pressing issues - from identity to societal constructs. Prepare for a
    "Who needs small talk when we can dive into the big stuff? 💡 Tune in to today's podcast episode where John X, Grant, and Rob have an honest discussion on life's hard questions. #RealTalk #Podcast"

  • The Music Industry is Safe Now!

    November 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Like everything else we now have safer spaces? Is nature predatory and eventual like a new President? Paying the cost to be the Boss in terms of lawsuits. Andree 3000 plays the flute but are their lyricists out there we missed? Born in Trouble shows why.

  • Relationshiplaining

    November 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Do we date? How do you go about finding a mate to share your life as well as your bank account? Is it possible? What about Financially feasible? Do we understand what it takes to choose partners in the modern world? Gen X lets you know with this Born in Trouble conversation!

  • Black Tie Masculinity Affair

    November 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    artist, black culture, boxing, cardi b, comedy, education, finance, funny, love, money, music, politics, popular, reality, sex, society, sports, toxic masculinity, trending

    An Evening of Distinguished Gentlemen proving we still talking the same mess! Appropriate to sell sex for clothes/food/ shelter/ everything but not talk about it as men? Who gets more love "good or "bad" boys? Superiority complexes from Race to Religion to a region of land near you! Watching how groups deal with tragedy is a blueprint and playbook. Pay attention and demand the same treatment. What can be learned from the Middle East is how to be inhumane boldly.. The changing landscape of sports, TV and mostly, money. And why we don't lack testosterone. Possibly inappropriate? Born In Trouble walks the line.

  • What we Deserve is Inevitable!

    November 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Black Men discuss relevant and irrelevant aspects of Life and Culture without filters! Liquid courage for the Sober Mind!

  • The Game Changes Everything

    October 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    black culture, black love, comedy, drug, education, explore, funny, happiness, harlem, health, humor, lifestyle, love, mental health, money, music, palestine, politics, reality, repost, society, unplugged

    Conflict in the Middle East or conflicts in the city streets? Which matters more? Do you have to choose? How a young lady made her fortune in a man's world decades ago only to victimized by modern internet perspectives of the patriarchy. Victims become victimizers for money. Back to Africa? Born in Trouble returns!

  • We Should Be Making Love

    September 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    black culture, education, money, music, politics, society

    Deion got em tight but is it him or what he represents for the future? What is the cost of dating and why are people unhappy and finding it possible to build real relationships! Born in Trouble gets into it.