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The Bourbon Break – EP. 45: THE FATHERS SERIES – PART IV: THE BABY DADDY: A BABY MAMA PERSPECTIVE w/ Kawanna

June 26, 2019

On Episode Forty-Five, and the fourth and final installment of “THE FATHERS SERIES”, I chop it up with the Hella-Homie, Kawanna, about Post-Breakup Co-Parenting, Daughter Stuff, Spoilin’ Sons, Black Woman Stuff, Baby Daddy Obligations, Town Bizniss, These 40’s, Bay Slapz, Podcast Prefs, Lookin’ Back At It, Everyday Hustlin’, The Oakland/L.A./Las Vegas Raiders, That Service Industry […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 44: THE FATHERS SERIES – PART III: THE FIRST TIME FATHER w/ Tony Wagner

June 19, 2019

On Episode Forty-Four, and the third of four installments of “THE FATHERS SERIES”, I chop it up with my San Francisco Native brethren, Tony Wagner, about Fatherhood, Daughter Stuff, Black Dude Shit, That San Francisco Refugee Life, Town Bizniss, This Warriors Loss, Wypipo Wildin’, These 40’s, Shit That Slapz, Whiskey, What To Expect When Expectin’, […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 43: THE FATHERS SERIES – PART II: THE STEPFATHER w/ My Stepdad Dez

June 12, 2019

On Episode Forty-Three, and the second of four installments of “THE FATHERS SERIES”, I chop it up with my Step-Popz, Dez, about Dating, Marriage, Divorce, Blended Families, Wicked Stepchildren, First Time Fatherhood, Growing Up In San Francisco, The Middle Child Life, Gentrification, Culture Vultures, Warrior’s Shit, Sports Obsessions, Black Mental Health, Black Woman Love, Black […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 42: THE FATHERS SERIES – PART I: Marriage, Divorce & Co-Parenting w/ Anthony Q. Singleton

June 5, 2019

On Episode Forty-Two, and the first of four installments of “THE FATHERS SERIES”, Xave chops it up with The Good Dude, Anthony Q. Singleton, about Love, Marriage, Divorce, Co-Parenting, Daddies and Daughters, BK, Philly, Cali Moves, Military Life, Aries Stuff, Black Dude Shit, These 40’s, Whiskey, Jay-Z Ballin’ Out of Control, “When They See Us”, […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 33: The “FILTHY” Episode w/ Jealous Cloud (Encore)

May 29, 2019

I have been away for a minute, but ‘ll be returning next week with a great guest and dope music.  Until then, enjoy one of my favorite past episodes, with my SFC brotha, Jealous Cloud, of the podcast “TOTALLY  INAPPROPRIATE”. We discussed growing up in 1990’s San Francisco, FILLMOE, NYC, gentrification, that podcast life, comedy, predatory […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 41: The “DRINKO DE MAYO” Episode w/ Lulu

May 1, 2019

On Episode Forty-One of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with one of his best friends and favorite humans, Lulu, about Cinco De Mayo, International Cannabis Legalization, Babies and Our Friends That Have Them, Shitty Health Care, Phucked Up Fashions, 2020, Gentrification and It’s Assault on the Artist Community, and of course, topics of […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 39: The “SITUATIONSHIP” Episode w/ LaLa Land and Comedian Marcus Williams (Encore)

April 17, 2019

We’ll be back at it next week with Episode Forty-One. Until then, enjoy one my favorite episodes with Comedian Marcus Williams and LaLa Land. For other previous episodes, check out The Bourbon Break archives, by clicking on the Past Episodes button at: www.fccfreeradio.com/podcasts/wednesday/the-bourbon-break/ Hope you enjoy the ride! Cheers!

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 40: The “40X40” Episode w/ Braunz Courtney (a.k.a. Brauny B)

April 10, 2019

On Episode Forty of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with one of his hometown homies, Writer, Director, Producer, Realtor and Public Health Activist, Braunz Courtney (a.k.a. Brauny B), about Livin’ Just Enough For The Sucka Free City, Hittin’ 40, Black Dude Shit, HIV and Sexual Taboos within Communities of Color, Tha Town, That […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 39: The “SITUATIONSHIP” Episode w/ LaLa Land and Comedian Marcus Williams

April 3, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Nine of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homies, LaLa Land and Comedian Marcus Williams, about Black People Shit, Gentrification, Drug Culture, Gay Stuff, Bay Shit, Comedy, That Bartender Life, PoliTricks, Situationships, Nipsy Hussle (Rest In Power), and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 38: The “ART OF STORYTELLING” Episode w/ Author Maurice Tobin

March 27, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Eight of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with the author of “NO MORE HIDING: FROM TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH”, Maurice Tobin, about growing up in Oakland, overcoming trauma, Black Mental Health, drug culture, HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention, community servitude, that author life, Black Dude Shit, and of course, topics of the fuckery […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 37: The “NAWLINZ” Episode w/ Rashima Sonson

March 20, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Seven of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homie, Designer and Entrepreneur, Rashima Sonson, about growing up in New Orleans, Caribbean roots, Black Folks Shit, life post-Katrina, Oakland, the fashion passion and hustle, upcoming events, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music theme is “New […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 36: The “RBL POSSE” Episode w/ BLACK C

March 6, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Six of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with Hip-Hop Living Legend and Rap Beast, BLACK C of RBL POSSE, about RBL POSSE (of course), growing up in San Francisco, Harbor Road, gentrification, Beef, Black Dude Shit, The Rap Game, Pioneering Weed Culture, Highs, Lows and The Beautiful Struggle. This episode’s music […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 35: The “WASH HOUSE” Episode w/ Nikki and Ci

February 20, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Five of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his fellow ‘97 Washington Eagles, Nikki and Ci, about growing up in 1980’s and 1990’s San Francisco, gentrification, Black People Shit, dating, marriage, divorce, parenting, The ‘Burb Life, music and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is “WALKMAN […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 34: The “VALENTIMEZ” Episode w/ Crish

February 13, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Four of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homie, Crish, about LOVE, tech and gentrification and it’s affects on the Bay Area dating market, Black Woman Shit,  Black Dude Shit, marriage, divorce, parenting, Singles Awareness Day, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 33: The “FILTHY” Episode w/ Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud

January 30, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Three of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his childhood neighborhood homie, Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud, of the podcast “TOTALLY  INAPPROPRIATE”, about growing up in 1990’s San Francisco, FILLMOE/THA MOE/THAT FILTHY, NYC, gentrification, that podcast life, comedy, predatory behavior, Black Dude Shit, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 32: The “NO NEW FRIENDS?” Episode w/De’Juan (a.k.a D-Nice)

January 23, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Two of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with the community homie, De’Juan (a.k.a. D-Nice), about Oakland, events, “This Week In Gentrification”, Transplants, ‘Hood Snacks, The Cheeto-In-Chief, Dance and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from LL Cool J, Khruangbin, B-Legit, OSHUN and D’Angelo.  For previous […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 31: The “IT’S THE REMIX TO CONVICTION” Episode w/ Comedian Marcus Williams

January 9, 2019

On Episode Thirty-One of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his homie, Comedian Marcus Williams, about comedy, upcoming events, Black Woman Appreciation, Surviving R. Kelly, Cyntoia Brown, The Bumpy Road to 40, This Week In Gentrification, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from Mary J. Blige, […]

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