Angie Martinez IRL
Angie Martinez IRL
About Angie Martinez IRL
Created and hosted by renowned media personality Angie Martinez, “IRL” sees Angie and notable guests sitting down to candidly explore the magic of life, it’s fragility, purpose and complexities. Angie’s conversations will explore legacy, philosophies, and the extraordinary ways we choose to live our real lives.
In this interview Usher gets candid about the factors contributing to his successful career, his recent marriage, and his newfound perspective on happiness. Usher delves into his music journey, his thoughts on mental health, and the importance of meditation in finding balance. He acknowledges his legendary status in the music industry and talks about carrying the legacy forward. Furthermore, Usher hints at an upcoming business venture with L.A. Reid, and also shares how fatherhood has influenced his life, leading to personal growth and accountability. In conclusion, he discusses how the success of his recent performances has solidified his legendary status. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Grammy award winning rapper and activist Killer Mike (Michael) shares his unique perspective on life, love, and fatherhood. Mike discusses his commitment to his music career, the role of parenthood and business in his life, and his unwavering dedication to his community. He talks about his experiences growing up and his family's history, touching upon the complexities of his mother's life. Through stories full of laughter and tears, he recalls the profound impact of his grandmother and mother's deaths and the influence of their words and examples. He shares his philosophy on relationships and parenthood, advising that 'nothing is impossible', and one must prioritize self-care. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany go in-depth about her podcast interview with Alicia Keys. Highlights include Keys' ability to blend her star quality with regular human life, her strength from having a supportive team, her ability to say 'no', and her growth in personal and emotional communication thanks to her life coach journey. Angie also ponders over Keys' perspective of maintaining healthy relationships, improving emotional intelligence, juggling career and motherhood, and importance of the 'gut instinct'. Angie shares how Keys' narratives resonate with her own experiences and how she plans to apply some of Keys' practices in her life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this enlightening episode Angie sits down with the most decorated female skier of all time, Lindsey Vonn. An Olympic champion, Lindsay shares about her remarkable career, her competitive energy, and how she pushes herself to excel. Delving deep into her personal life, Lindsay addresses her battles with depression and her determination to always get up, no matter what obstacles she faces. She also opens up about her retirement from skiing and her journey to discover who she is beyond the sport. Whether you're a fan of skiing or not, this episode offers invaluable insights into resilience and determination that transcend the slopes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany discuss the best moments from Melyssa Ford. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode of the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast, Angie sits down with Canadian media personality, actress, and resilient survivor, Melyssa Ford. Angie and Melyssa reflect on her prominence during an era in Hip-Hop when the industry's landscape didn't align with today's norms of consent. Delving into her experiences as a video vixen in the early 2000s, Angie explores Melyssa's journey and challenges during that time. Their paths may have crossed on multiple occasions, but it was a gathering for a mutual friend that brought Angie and Melyssa together, unveiling the deeply impactful story of Melyssa's near-fatal car accident. This life-altering event left her with a traumatic brain injury, ushering in a new chapter filled with overwhelming struggles—battling suicidal thoughts and grappling with the weight of surviving such a harrowing incident. Adding to her tribulations, Melyssa was confronted with her mother's terminal diagnosis, reigniting a complex and emotional journey in their relationship. Despite enduring these profound challenges, Melyssa Ford bravely shares her path to healing. From grappling with self-medication to discovering solace in self-help literature, engaging in transformative shadow work, and finding strength through activities like pilates, Melyssa has reclaimed agency over her life and narrative. This episode stands as a testament to Melyssa's courage and vulnerability, offering an inspiring narrative of resilience and triumph over adversity. Tune in for a deeply moving conversation you won't want to miss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week’s episode of IRL Podcast, Angie sits down with multi grammy award winning, platinum artist Alicia Keys. However this superstar has added a few more titles to her belt. She is also now the lead producer, composer, and creative force behind the groundbreaking musical, "Hell's Kitchen." Loosely based on her upbringing in NYC, Alicia shares how the production intertwines her mother's dreams and her own, creating a poignant love letter between mother and daughter. In a touching moment, Alicia shares the impact of her new production on her family dynamics, particularly with her son, illustrating his protective nature and their unbreakable bond. The conversation between Angie and Alicia evolves into the joys and challenges of being a seasoned mom, exchanging stories and wisdom as mothers of boys. Alicia discusses breaking free from the need for external validation in her career, prioritizing her relationship with her emotions, and learning to trust her instincts. She opens up about reconciling with her father, emphasizing the importance of releasing expectations and meeting people where they are in order to find peace. Despite her global fame, Alicia Keys remains remarkably grounded and even lets the audience in on a heartwarming holiday tradition within her beautifully blended family. Tune in for an intimate conversation with Alicia Keys that celebrates resilience, family, and the power of embracing one's true self. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany discuss the best moments from Ryan Coolger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join us on this week's episode of Angie Martinez IRL as she sits down with Ryan Coogler, the visionary filmmaker behind films like 'Fruitvale Station' ‘Creed’ and 'Black Panther,' for a deep dive into life, success, and powerful lessons learned along the way. In this episode, Angie and Ryan explore the nuanced concept of competition. Ryan's take on the competition, shaped by his journey from college sports to Hollywood, offers a fresh perspective, and Angie’s take offers coping mechanisms for confronting your competition head-on. Ryan also shares the profound impact that 'Fruitvale Station' had on him, as it not only catapulted his career but also transformed his approach to storytelling. Ryan shares his initial aspirations with the film, aiming to spark change and the sobering realization that the world doesn't always change as we hope. The conversation takes an intimate turn as Ryan bravely opens up about recognizing and combating work addiction, emphasizing the importance of building a supportive team. However, the most important person on his team is his childhood sweetheart and now wife, a vital part of his journey. Ryan is no stranger to loss. It’s been a tough few years, including the loss of his dear friend, Chadwick Boseman. Ryan shares firsthand reflections on Chadwick's remarkable impact, describing his intentional and present nature that left an indelible mark and invaluable lessons in grace and presence. Prepare to be inspired, moved, and enlightened as Ryan Coogler opens up his world in real life, revealing layers of wisdom and vulnerability that make this episode a truly memorable experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany discuss the best moments from Coi Leray. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode of the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast, Angie sits down with rapper, singer, and songwriter Coi Leray. Coi Leray opens up about her childhood marked by her parents' separation to her rise as a music sensation. She shares the impact of her parents' separation by shedding light on her father, Benzino, artist and founder of the Source Magazine, and her mother, his teenage love who struggled to raise four kids on her own after the split. At 16, Coi made a bold move, leaving home, quitting school, and taking on a full-time job. This pivotal decision laid the foundation for her incredible work ethic, which has propelled her to success in the music industry. However, after the release and success of her hit song "No More Parties," Coi Leray faced the harsh realities of the world. It was the first time that the typically confident Coi found herself questioning her worth. She grappled with doubts, asking herself if she was truly good enough, if her voice resonated, if her appearance matched societal standards, and well… whether she resembled “a boy.” However, her confidence still rules. Coi is on an ongoing journey to silence the noise and discover genuine joy. With the guidance of a life coach, the support of her amazing friends, and a strong focus on her faith, she's actively learning to filter out negativity and embrace the positive aspects of her life. Coi Leray is not just an artist. She’s a walking brand, and as we dare say… an icon in the making?! Don’t miss this episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We set off our new season of the IRL Podcast with a live taping of Rich Paul IRL. One of the biggest takeaways is how sometimes you must make sacrifices for the team to win. Everybody wants to win but not everyone is willing to put in the work. Rich Paul brings up not wanting to be in the limelight initially, although this did not necessarily mean he wouldn’t be seen. He brings up growing up in a rough environment and circumstances which lead him to be guarded, although he touches on how letting your guard down and being vulnerable is needed for growth. If you make it about your value and potential, taking a risk is not gambling, instead it’s about not settling for less than you deserve. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. On this week’s #TakeAways Angie, her producer Brittany, and Nyla Simone catch up on the newest episode released, Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins. Discover how Jeezy's powerful interview with Angie revealed his very quiet, yet remarkable growth. The key takeaway: "Success is for you. Significance is doing it for others." It's a thought-provoking statement. Are you striving for success, or are you committed to leaving a lasting legacy, making a significant impact on those around you? Jeezy's emphasis on the latter left an indelible mark on all who caught this remarkable interview. Don't miss this episode and all of our IRL #Takeaway episodes for more meaningful reflections. Tune in and be part of the conversation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this powerful episode of Angie Martinez IRL Podcast, Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins takes us on a deeply personal journey through the remarkable chapters of his life as shared in his newly released book, "Adversity For Sale." Join Angie and Jeezy as they explore the incredible story of how he defied all odds to become the hip-hop icon we know today. While basking in the glory of his music career's peak, Jeezy opens up about the emotional toll loss and tragedy that had an unrelenting impact on his psyche, despite the profound influence his music had on the culture. In a raw and candid conversation, Jeezy bravely discusses his battles with anxiety, paranoia, and even depression during his career, while revealing the resources and coping mechanisms he's harnessed to confront these challenges. He shares an inspiring story while also acknowledging that the road to self-discovery is an ongoing process. Discover the evolved, "grown" Jeezy as he embarks on a journey to find genuine joy and happiness. Don't miss this heartfelt episode, where Jeezy opens up like never before and offers a glimpse into the man behind the music. Important to note, this recording took place before Jeezy's recent separation from Jeannie Mai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Get ready to join Angie Martinez for another incredible journey as she kicks off the new season of the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast. This season begins with a bang, with the first-ever live IRL podcast coming straight from Compound's vibrant atmosphere in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In this special episode, Angie welcomes the remarkable sports agent and, entrepreneur, and founder of Klutch Sports Group, Rich Paul. He's here to share his incredible life story, experiences, and deep insights from his New York Times Best Selling book, "Lucky Me." Rich Paul's book isn't just a best-seller; it's a window into his soul. Angie and Rich delve into the moments that truly stood out in his life, exploring the profound connections and raw emotions that made him the extraordinary person he is today. As Angie and Rich engage in an intimate conversation, they touch on the deeply personal aspects of his life, like his relationship with his mother and the battle she fought against addiction. They also delve into his relationship with his father, his lifelong hero, and the superpower he gained from him – the ability to predict what people need, a trait that would shape his destiny. Rich also discusses his early life as a born hustler and gambler. He shares the invaluable lessons he learned on the streets and in the world of gambling, which later became the foundation for his incredible success in life, betting on himself, his players, and his fortune. You'll discover how every lesson life threw at Rich was a gift, not just for himself but to uplift those around him. Tune in to Angie Martinez IRL Podcast for an unforgettable and heartwarming conversation with Rich Paul. His story is one of resilience and success, emphasizing how challenges can be gifts for personal growth. It's a season opener you won't want to miss! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join Angie and producer Brittany in this episode of #TakeAwaysIRL as they bring you behind the scenes of the electrifying IRL Experience event, "Celebrating 50 Years of Women in Hip Hop" at Essence Fest 2023. Five legendary female hip hop acts, including Mia x, Eve, Trina, Remy Ma, and Salt N Pepa, set the stage on fire, with Spinderella on the decks all night long. As the host of the evening, Angie shares the unforgettable moments of sisterhood, support, and celebration. But Salt from Salt N Pepa had a surprise that pushed Angie out of her comfort zone, resulting in a truly magical ending. Relive the experience by checking out the exclusive event footage on our YouTube page. Get ready to salute the next 50 years of extraordinary women in hip hop! Join Angie and Brittany as they uncover the hidden stories behind the scenes. Don't miss this captivating episode.Subscribe now to IRL Posdcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Angie Martinez IRL, Angie Martinez sits down with the multi-platinum recording artist Moneybagg Yo. Born and raised in South Memphis, Moneybagg Yo transformed his penitentiary chances into a flourishing hip-hop career. In this deeply personal episode, Moneybagg Yo opens up about the challenges he has faced during the past year. The rapper recounts the heartbreaking losses he endured, from losing his best friend to the streets to another best friend at the hands of the law. He also shares the pain of experiencing a miscarriage and the devastating loss of the mother to three of his children. With these tragedies, Moneybagg Yo found himself thrust into the role of a full-time father, navigating this new responsibility while grappling with his grief. Despite the hardships, Moneybagg Yo draws strength from his incredible support system within his family and the love he has found in his partner, Ari Fletcher. He discusses the significance of becoming a better man for her and the ongoing battle to overcome personal vices. Moneybagg Yo attributes much of his success to his unwavering discipline and focus. In 2018, he embraced Islam, finding solace in its teachings and the power of fasting. The rapper credits his newfound faith noting that his Muslim identity instilled the strength and resilience needed for his journey. In this episode, Moneybagg Yo takes us on a raw and emotional ride, sharing the highs and lows of the past few years. With the upcoming release of his new album, listeners are invited to witness his healing process and gain a deeper understanding of the artist behind the music. Tune in to The IRL Podcast as Moneybagg Yo bares his soul and offers a glimpse into the transformative power of resilience and self-discovery. Website: https://www.angiemartinez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialangiemartinez (Like) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast! In this week’s #TakeAways episode, Join Angie and IRL Producer, Brittany as they dive deeper into the conversation with Janelle Moanae and share their personal takeaways. Website: https://www.angiemartinez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialangiemartinez (Like) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of IRL, Angie Martinez is joined by Janelle Monae to discuss her quest for joy, learning to trust your gut, and humbly letting go of past versions of yourself. She is leaving perfectionism behind and making art that honors exactly who she is, at this moment, a free-ass mutha fucka. With a lot of fodder about Janelle’s current behavior and wardrobe choices, Janelle gets to the root of her choices to celebrate her, her body, and her decisions. She’s not into respectability politics and lets you know why. Janelle is showing up for herself, breaking the chains of respectability politics, and on an empowering journey toward personal liberation. Tune in and discover the true meaning of freedom with Janelle Monae here on The IRL Podcast - where real-life stories unfold. Website: https://www.angiemartinez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/angiemartinez (Follow) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialangiemartinez (Like) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.