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Friends Like Us

A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Oct 31, 2018

Janus Adams  is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and scholar of women’s and African-American history.  “historian, producer, and publisher, Janus Adams is the author of eleven books.” She is the host and co-executive producer of “The Janus Adams Show,” and former NPR correspondent. She is also the founder of BackPaxKids, a children’s publishing company. Her work has been featured in Essence and Ms. Magazines, The New York Times, Newsday, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Her column ran in the Hearst Newspapers for sixteen years. Her book, “Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American History,” was licensed by McDonald’s and has reached over 3 million people.

Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out.  She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sensse, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls, and worked as a consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”.

Von Decarlo is a stand-up comedian, actress, and author of the book Speak Fluent Man. She completed two seasons as a talking head comedian on BET/Centric’s relationship-based show, According to Him + Her, and is featured on Tru-TV’s hit comedy show, Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. You can catch her on the 2018 year-end wrap up special for CNN’s AC360. Her one-woman show, Lasagna, debuted at the People’s Improv Theatre to a full crowd and rave reviews. She is the first female to host her own show on Sirius XM NBA Radio called, Coach Von's Corner, where comedy meets sports and you get everything on and off the court in the NBA. It premiered on October 17th. Her podcast, Coach Von Podcast, is available on iTunes and uses sports to anchor into fun, yet honest, conversations about life, love, and relationships.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing