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Adrian’s Playlist of Conversations

Adrian’s Playlist of Conversations (APOC) is a personal journal podcast hosted by Adrian Austin, covering topics with friends, family and other people of color. The show is filled with Adrian’s personal stories along with the stories of his co-conversationalists on topics such as friendship, fatherhood, family dynamics and joy presented in an almost music album format with interludes along the way.


May 27, 2022

In this episode Adrian and Riana discuss songs that connect them to race and culture for a playlist titled “Black is the new Black” This playlist will grow as the series grows. This playlist is meant to inspire, empower, and connect. What songs connect you to race and culture? What would you add to this playlist?

May 25, 2022

In this first episode of the “What does being Black mean in 2022?” series Adrian explores the idea of cultural gatekeeping, specifically within the Black community.  Who is given permission to be called Black? Who is given the authority to decide? Race is not always black and white, but when it is, which side is to...

May 20, 2022

Take a listen while Nick, Terrence, and Adrian discuss songs that connect them to their fathers and to fatherhood in general for a playlist titled “Father Can You Hear Me?” There will be some laughs and surprises. Listen as Adrian unashamedly commits a music crime. Would any of the songs mentioned make your...

May 18, 2022

It’s been 7 years since Adrian’s father passed away, but the memory of their relationship still remains fresh in his mind. Listen as Adrian navigates and explores his relationship with his father and the role of fatherhood with his friends Nicholas Symonette, Jr and Terrence Taylor. 

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May 13, 2022

Join Adrian and conversationalists Nafeesah Symonette and Neville Braithwaite discuss songs that connect them to the topic of forgiveness. A diverse and impactful list, dive into why these songs mean so much. After listening to “Have I Forgiven?”,  what songs connected you to the topic if at all? Make sure you...