Season 2 / Ep. 4 Returning West

November 6, 2018

Season 2 / Ep. 4 Returning West

ft. Treasure Shields Redmond & Jia Lian Yang

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast returns West. First, we go to Seattle for PodCon 2017, where we ask other podcasters of color: Who Raised You? We talk to Franchesca Ramsey aka Chescaleigh, comedian, Youtuber, and host of MTV’s Decoded. We also talk to two black podcasters, Bacon (Unreasonable Fridays) and Rashanii (Single Simulcast), about who raised them. 

Then we hop on a plane to the Bay Area and stop by Oakland, Treasure’s old stomping grounds, on the way to San Jose, where Jia Lian grew up. At Fruitvale station (Rest in Power, Oscar Grant), we run into Derek and a former student of Treasure's father, Eugene B. Redmond. In Oakland, we catch up with Glenn, Treasure's manager when she was a hip hop artist in the music industry. Finally, we meet Jia Lian's father in San Jose, where he tells us a story about Jia Lian's fence-climbing shenanigans. 

Join us for this traveling conversation about podcasters of color, how to maintain in gentrifying Oakland, and our vision for the Who Raised You? Listening Collective.

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Season 2 / Ep. 3 Beyoncean Theology

October 15, 2018

Season 2 / Ep. 3 Beyoncean Theology

ft. Marvin K. White

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast goes to Oakland, Treasure’s old stomping grounds. We visit Marvin K. White, a Facebook statustitian, workship facilitator, and poet who has books published by Redbone Press. Join us for a conversation about the theological implications of the slay motha herself: Beyonce.

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Season 2 / Ep. 2 Soul Food

October 1, 2018

Season 2 / Ep. 2 Soul Food

ft. Michael Atty

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast returns to Jia Lian’s kitchen table for a conversation with Michael Atty, a liberation theologian based in St. Louis. Join us for a conversation about kim chi and butter beans, white fragility, and strategic organizing.

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Season 2 / Ep. 1 Hot Pot

September 1, 2018

Season 2 / Ep 1. Hot Pot

ft. Jessica Yang, Eli Chi, Ana Vargas Lau, Brian Lau


Season 1 / Ep. 5 The Master’s Tools

March 4, 2018

Season 1 / Ep 5. The Master's Tools 

ft. Sunni Hutton

Sunni Hutton and Treasure Shields Redmond are poets and educators. Treasure has been impressed by Sunni's leadership in Socialist Alternative and knew that Sunni would be able to speak about "The Master's Tools"  with respect to politics, poems, and education. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up poor and black in Kinloch in St. Louis County, attending Vanderbilt and navigating Teach for America, and how she decided to stay in St. Louis to do the work. 

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Season 1 / Ep. 4 Church & State

February 22, 2018

Season 1 / Ep 4. Church & State

ft. Brittini Gray (Ree Belle) 

Brittini Gray (Ree Belle) and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang attended Eden Theological Seminary together. They've grown leaps and bounds through those years, being formed as faith leaders in the midst of the Ferguson uprising. Join us for a kitchen table chat about faith-based organizing, twists and turns in our callings, and holding space for the questions. 

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Season 1 / Ep. 3 Don’t Touch My Hair

February 1, 2018

Season 1 / Ep 3. Don't Touch My Hair

ft. De Nichols

De Nichols and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang studied Social Work together at the Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis. Since then, De did the "big chop" and has embraced her hair as her crown. Treasure and De have roots in Memphis, so join us for a kitchen table chat about appearance and "professionalism," the Memphis hair scene and black power movement, and the importance of being unapologetically yourself.

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Season 1 / Ep. 2 Drag

January 15, 2018

Season 1 / Ep. 2 Drag

ft. Joss Barton

Joss Barton and Treasure Shields Redmond met at a poetry reading at Goodie House, a St. Louis intersectional literary scene serving truth, fire, love and free wine and snacks. Treasure was blown away by this fierce, beautiful Latinx woman, and they have been friends ever since. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up queer and adopted in rural Missouri, fashion and political expression, and how the queer imagination liberates its damn self.

• Support Metro Trans Umbrella Group


Season 1 / Ep. 1 The Sound of Dissent

January 1, 2018

Season 1 / Ep. 1 The Sound of Dissent

ft. Koach Baruch Frazier

Koach Baruch Frazier is impossible to miss in St. Louis. His drumming has been called the "heartbeat of the movement" and he shares his spiritual leadership in his synagogue and on the streets. He is part of Justice Beats, which drums for protests and did 49 days of drumming in honor of those killed in the Pulse massacre. Join us for a kitchen table chat about remembering to breathe, the music of black church and Judaism, and revolutionary listening. 

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Season 1 / Ep. 0 Who Raised You?

December 15, 2017

Season 1 / Ep. 0 Who Raised You?

ft. Treasure Shields Redmond & Karen (Jia Lian) Yang

Treasure Shields Redmond and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang are the co-hosts of Who Raised You? Podcast. We met while engaging in civil disobedience at The Muny's performance of Aida on the third anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown. We open this first episode with a Who Raised You? inaugural poem. Treasure has a chat with her father, the poet laureate of East St. Louis, Eugene B. Redmond, while Karen has a chat with her mother, an artist and Bible study teacher in San Jose, California. Sit down and join us for a kitchen table chat about Who Raised You? Podcast Season One.