NOTE: This episode was originally recorded on August 25th 2021 and will not include tips and insight on communication skills.
DISCLAIMER: Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton produced this podcast in her own personal capacity. The views expressed are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization with which she is affiliated.
Welcome to Season 2 Episode 5!
In this episode I talk with my longtime friend from NY, Rick Younger. Rick and I are both from MD, but somehow we only crossed paths while living in NY. Rick isn't just funny, he gets paid to be funny, and to act, and to sing. He's a professional artist. In this conversation we learn a lot about how Rick feels about being Black in his profession and in society as a whole. As he says it, "It all comes back to Black." Rick goes deep into explaining why Black people should be okay with playing the "bad guy" in movies, why hope can be hard, and why it's of utmost importance as a human being to simply trust other people's lived experiences.
You may not agree with how Rick perceives certain aspects of society, but all that matters is that you trust that what he does perceive has been influenced by his lived experiences.
RICK YOUNGER is an actor, comedian, and singer who you've undoubtedly seen in numerous national television commercials. Film credits include Ordinary World and Morning Glory. He’s appeared on TV in the Woody Allen Amazon Series, "Crisis in Six Scenes", HBO's "Girls", "Blue Bloods", "Law & Order: SVU", “The Last O.G.”, and “The Other Two” on HBOMAX. Rick has also been on Broadway where he originated the role of Mr. Duvall in Mean Girls the Musical. Instagram/Twitter: @RickYounger
Music for this episode is Like Honey by Dr. Delight provided by soundstripe.com.
Cover artwork and design by Katrina Langland and Eloise Stewart.
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