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Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 2

Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 2 | E 42

Episode Summary:

The sisters’ convo with James Pogson was so good that it couldn’t all fit into one episode! Ergo: here’s part 2. In this follow-on, Sharon, Lisa, and James continued chatting up a storm (as West Indians do, lol), delving into racism, microaggressions, code switching, and working while Black. And, of course, sharing a few more jokes about West Indian parenting. 

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Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41

Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41

Episode Summary:

In this special episode, Sharon and Lisa welcome their very first guest!! James Pogson is a Black British narrative storyteller, writer, humorist, theatre producer, and LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate!! As you can imagine, he’s extremely entertaining to talk to. Join the Introvert Sisters and James as they chat about their shared Caribbean roots, the joys of West Indian parenting, writing as a career, and (of course) introversion. 

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5 Key Quotes: 

  1. “At school, my first voice was my writing.” 
  2. “As a child, I was extremely quiet.”
  3. “Parties? Nah.”
  4. “We’ve always had Black heroes.”
  5. “A lot of white people don’t realize how many white people were born and live in the Caribbean.”

By The Numbers:

  • 0:35 – Sharon introduces our first ever guest, James Pogson
  • 1:32 – Lisa asks James whether or not he’s introverted
  • 4:50 – James shares how he got into writing
  • 13:42 – James reveals the inspiration behind his unique writing style
  • 24:41 – Back to his roots: James shares memories of one of his trips to St. Kitts

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5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

Episode Summary:

As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have an easier, more enjoyable expat journey.

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The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

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What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what’s made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest. 

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What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | TIS Ep. 40

What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | TIS Ep. 40

Episode Summary:

“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the hope that some behavioral mirroring will show extroverts just how messed up, judgmental, unhelpful, and unnecessary these kinds of words can be.

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A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

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On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here.

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