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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.


Jun 29, 2022

It’s summer-time and love is in the air. Take a stroll through Love’s memory lane with Adrian as he talks with his friends Amirah and William about their relationship with love. Through first crushes, to first loves, to heartbreak, building up self and settling into a love that works for them. Grab your lemonade,...

Jun 24, 2022

What are the songs that will always be played during a spades game between Adrian, Troy, and Dante? Take a listen and find out as they discuss the songs that connect them to each other and to their friendship as a whole.



Jun 23, 2022

It’s Pride season and Adrian is without his core. Take a listen as Adrian has a necessary conversation with his two brothers from other mothers, Troy and Dante. Through 20+ years of friendship, they discuss their origin story, laugh at various discrepancies, talk love, and end with the hope for  each other for the...

Jun 17, 2022

Take a listen to Adrian and Lanisha talk about songs that connect them to the topic of mental illness and listen to the playlist that brings them out. We all must remember to water our spiritual garden so take a tour of what they use to water their garden. 



Jun 16, 2022

With everything going on, this episode’s function is to stop, pause, take a listen and evaluate your spiritual garden. Answering the tough question “How are you?” Through his conversation with his cousin Lanisha, Adrian explores the familial roots of mental health issues and opens up about his own struggles and...