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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.


Oct 28, 2022

How can one sum up a 10+ year bond in a short playlist? Well listen how Sanjay, Nafeesah, and Adrian do just that as they discuss the songs that connect them to each other individually and as a collective. Which artist has the most songs? Take a listen and hear for yourself!  



Oct 26, 2022

Through his conversation with Sanjay and Nafeesah, a bond and friendship just as solid as the little brick building it was created in, Adrian gets reminded of the work and reward of intention. Listen as they talk about how their friendship began; lessons learned; laughter created; and a connection that has acted as an...

Oct 14, 2022

Listen to the hand-picked songs Shané and Adrian brought to the playlist “Pop that Culture.” From a feel good song by the Queen of Soul to the raspy tunes of a never-forgotten songstress from across the pond, this playlist will have you dancing, raising your fists, and giving yourself a hug. 



Oct 13, 2022

In this light hearted episode, long time friends Adrian and Shané discuss all things Pop Culture. From music, to television, to movies, to fashion, listen as they contemplate their position in popular culture and how their roles have evolved over the years. Similar to conversations you may have with your friends, this...

Oct 5, 2022

In the final episode of his Fatherhood series, Adrian has a conversation with Nicholas Symonette, Jr. about his own personal  journey in fatherhood. Listen as they discuss reconciling and repairing relationships with their fathers, children, and with self by confronting expectations and letting go. This powerful...