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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.


Jul 27, 2022

Happy Birthday Adrian!! Released on his 40th birthday, Adrian speaks about his connection to his birthday, what his birthday means to him, his favorite gifts, wish birthday wish, and what he’s learned so far. 

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Jul 20, 2022

Adrian and Terrence connect again to discuss their relationship with their fathers; lessons learned, lessons taught, and some lessons still unknown. What was meant to be an exploration of fatherhood turned into a thought provoking conversation about being a son. Listen as both try to reconcile their own feelings...

Jul 15, 2022

In this episode, Adrian expands his Black is the new Black playlist by including songs brought by Ray, Nico, and Ari! Listen as they discuss songs that connect them to Race, Identity, and culture from a Latinx standpoint. Perfect blends. Perfect unions. Perfect connections. 



Jul 13, 2022

In this second episode of his Blackness series, Adrian is joined by his friends Ari, Raymond, and Nico while they explore the idea of the expansion of what it means to be Black in America, specifically as it relates to the various Latino cultures. Race is no longer a Black and White issue, but has a new binary emerged?...

Jul 1, 2022

From childhood crushes, to first loves, and first falls take a listen to this love soundtrack that was created by Amirah, William, and Adrian through their connection and memories. Each person couldn’t just bring the regular five songs. Take a deep listen to this wild ride of love. Let it inspire you and think of your...