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The Parker Edison Project

What comes to mind when you think of American culture? The Parker Edison Project works to expand the cliché answer to that question. It's a podcast that zooms way in on what really makes a culture — food, music, style, sex, fashion and more. Join host and co-creator Parker Edison for insightful conversations about creativity and community, all through the lens of Black America. This is the Parker Edison Project, a sonic exploration of what's considered American, where each episode starts with a thought-provoking talk and ends with a musical bang.

PODCASTS
  • How does family legacy contribute to culture? In the season 1 finale, host Parker Edison talks with his brother about their family legacy. Then he sits down with underground hip-hop royalty Masta Ace about how family influenced his music. Music Credits: * Geneflo - 'SIMPLE' * Pnutz - 'Frozen Water' * Tony Da Skitzo - 'Shleprock & Karma' * Sojourn - 'Solutionists' Guests: KillCRey KillCRey.com King Rhon (aka Rhon Parker) instagram.com/khingrhon Gabriel Godines mavenworkshop Masta Ace MastaAce.com Ben Schwartz BenSchwartz.net Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • In this episode, Parker speaks with underground media makers about what inspires them to contribute to the media landscape. Music: • DJ GarGar - Slingshot • GeneFlo - Stealth • 1019 and the Numbermen - July 10th Guests: •Brian ‘B+’ Cross, Photographer http://www.mochilla.com • Anthony Davenport aka TONY DA SKITZO, Musician/Producer • Dr. Mychal Odom, Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego https://wubp.podbean.com/ Qualcomm Snapdragon commercial featuring Parker and the Numberman Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • In this episode, Parker reveals his love for cinema and talks about how it has played an important role in his life since childhood. #CinemaFile. Music credits: • Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - "illy" • DJ GarGar - ‘Slingshot’ • GeneFlo - ‘Untitled’ • Mobley - ‘Mate’ Guests: • Ben Johnson (director) • Bill Perrine (director) • Milky Wayne milkywayne.bandcamp.com • Antoinette Genevieve • King Dice (rap artist) KingDiceSays.com Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • What's the connection between religion and rap? In this episode, an L.A. griot talks rap history, morals and money. Plus, Parker meets with an Emmy nominee for another exhilarating game of "6 Degrees." .Music Credits: * Zzay - ‘In My Throne’ * Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - ‘New Trouble‘ Guests: Dr. Roy Whitaker SDSU Myka 9 M9 ENTERTAINMENT Michael Taylor Theatre Corner Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • In this episode, we look at a currency worth more than money and Dr. Tayari Howard tells us how Black radio pioneers had to cross the border to get access to the San Diego airwaves. Music credits: •Cee Knowledge - Seguir en Frente by •Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - Money Sign •King Dice - MMSM theme song Guests: •Dr William Tayari Howard linkedin.com/in/tayarihoward •King Dice (rap artist) KingDiceSays.com •Cee Knowledge ( aka Doodlebug of Digable Planets ) ceeknowledgepresents.bandcamp.com Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • In this episode we explore how fashion impacts culture. We talk to a designer, a buyer and a store owner to learn about their roles in the industry. Plus, Parker gets fashion tips from a style concierge. Music: • The Invisible Ponchos (KillCrey & GeneFlo)- Tell Me Nothing • Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens- Cov-Fashion Guests: • Sandra Veum, owner Mariposa Style mymariposastyle.com • Leon Saint Heron, owner Heron Hues heronhues.com • Jason Huggins, owner 5&A Dime clothing 5andadime.com Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • In this episode, we examine how San Diego’s lascivious history makes it perfect for online dating and sexy getaways. Music credits: * 2Mex - LA Underground Hip Hop * Stuntdouble - Drone Poem * Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - Bossa Memory & Mellow Reminder * Mr. Ridley - As he talks (instrumental) Guests: Miss Lolly 2mex 2mex.bandcamp.com Bob Surratt aka Stuntdouble stuntdoubleandtenshun.bandcamp.com Dr Diana Wiley DrDianaWiley.com Dave the worlds greatest sound guy Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • Customs. If you're from a faraway place, it's quite possible a school teacher could be your first real guide into this new country. For someone moving to a new city, teachers can really shape their first impressions of a new culture. In this episode, we hear from an educator taking a holistic approach to teaching a special demographic. Then we stop for a cup of coffee to take note of the ways customs even play a part in what our minds imagine. Music credits: * Dan Harumi - the coffee beat * Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - 2nd wind * Oranje Space - Zoom Guests: Robert Lee, San Diego Refugee Tutoring: sdrefugeetutoring.com James 'Opoetik' Stewart Music: https://opoetik.bandcamp.com Bizzy Balboa, The Get to Know Me Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/g2km-podcast/id1436863437 Casj DahFlow Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • 'The Southeast’. In this episode we’ll look at The Underground Improv, a venue crucial in the development of San Diego's illustrious rap history. We then fast-forward 20 years to see what’s happening in that space today. Featuring unreleased music by The Improv Allstars. Music credits: • Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - "illy" • Bennie Eklipse Herron feat Orko Elohim - "Long Time No See" • The Improv Allstars - "619 Anthem" Guests: Kevin Green Jahsun Fakolade Edmonds Bennie Herron Khalid Alexander, Pillars of the Community https://www.potcsd.org/ Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)
  • Womxn on Film. Despite it's tongue in cheek title, this episode isn't about video vixens. Latanya Lockett and Parker Edison discuss the secret meaning of hoop earrings, and photographer Alanna Airitam tells us how art helped her escape the 9-to-5. Musical guest is Tres 'Sojourn' Hodgens. Music credits: • Latanya Lockett - "Baby James" • Tres ‘Sojourn’ Hodgens - "More Than Rap" • Parker Meridien - "Looking Out the Front Door" Guests: Latanya Lockett Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6rdys1AU76VI9C9JYDvCCO Glee Club: https://www.gofundme.com/f/y79zs8 Chaunteal Webb-Candler HBCU Alumni San Diego: https://hbcualumnisandiego.org/ San Diego Guardians Basketball: https://thesdguardians.com/ Alanna Airitam https://www.alannaairitam.com/index Tres 'Sojourn' Hodgens https://sojournalistmedia.com/ Show credits: Parker Edison (Host), Kurt Kohnen (Co-creator), Chris Reyes (Head Editor) and Tres ”Sojourn” Hodgens (Music Supervisor)