Conversations with KG: The Podcast

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Radio/Media Personality, KG Smooth brings his take on current events, music, politics, fashion, and the community with his podcast, Conversations with KG. Talking to everyone from celebrities to community leaders to politicians, this podcast is informative, educational, and entertaining.

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I got my powers on December 21st, 2020
I'm back after a 6 month sabbatical! I'm telling you a story of what happened to me on Monday, December 21st, 2020, the first day of the Winter Solstice. Now, this story is going to sound wild to you, like an X-Men movie or a Harry Porter movie, but I'm telling you, IT HAPPEN TO ME!! Thank you for listening! Peace, Love & Light
Jan 12, 2021
The Reid Out
This episode welcomes journalist and television host of the new show "The Reid Out" on MSNBC, which premieres on Monday, July 20th, Joy Ann Reid! We talk about Houston's COVID-19 numbers, the Nick Cannon situation, and her new show 'The Reid Out.' My next conversation is a throwback conversation with the boss, Nick Cannon. I wanted to add my 2016 interview with Nick in light of everything that went on with him this week.
Jul 17, 2020
"This 4th of July is yours, not mine."
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast welcomes back the President and Vice President of People Of Peace, Justin Jones and Daria Savannah. We talk about the Honor Minister Louis Farrakhan messages to the world, the deception of America, and the Black Out Day event happening Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at Emancipation Park in 3rd Ward, TX.
Jul 06, 2020
Bruhas & Mental Health
Conversation with KG: The Podcast welcome Brennan Francois and Derrick Burton from Sun Behavioral Health. This episode it's all about Brothas & Mental Health. With everything that's going on, from COVID, to the uprising, Brennan and Derrick talk about how resilient we are as black people, the accepting of mental health treatment, and small things black men can do to help their mental health.
Jun 24, 2020
Defund The Police Pt.2
We're continuing the conversation about defunding the police. This episode we welcome Dave Lewis, founder of 2nd Chance.Life, the President of People of Peace, Justin J. Jones, and Vice-President of P.O.P., Daria Savannah. We also talk about the recent killings of Robert Fuller, Rayshard Brooks, the man that was found hanging for a tree in The Heights, and how black people need to get ready for war.
Jun 16, 2020
Defund The Police
Conversation with KG: The Podcast is back! This episode I'm talking to Secunda Joseph, Smart Media Director and community organizer for BLMHTX, and Dr. Biko Mandela Gray, Asst. Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. This episode we talk about the things that have been going on in this country in light of the murder of George Floyd, mental health, and defunding the police.
Jun 05, 2020
Uterine Fibroids
This episode we’re talking uterine fibroids, PCOS, and endometriosis with the Texas ambassador for The White Dress Project, Brandi Neal. Brandi shares her experience with dealing uterine fibroids. We also have my friend, who is one-third of the morning show, Good Morning H-Town and Mid-day Host on 97.9 The Box, Keisha Nicole, who shares her experience with fibroids and having surgery to remove them.
Apr 17, 2020
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
This episode is a music episode! I'm throwing it back to 2017 when Marsha Ambrosius did The Quiet Storm Takeover. She was on tour with Eric Benét for the ME Tour and stopped by to chop it up and tells me her Top 10 favorite R&B Slow Jams, in no particular order.
Apr 09, 2020
Built Different
For this episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast, we are talking health, wellness, and fitness. We have the owner of Built Different Training Company, Kendall Robinson, the owner of Ascent Consultants, Matt Beckmann, and founder of Empower Fitness Lab, Alicia Tillman. This group of good energy talks about the misconceptions of working out, the mind, body, and spirit benefits of yoga, and all of these fad diets that are out there. Plus, I'm starting 'Keeping Fit with KG' on Monday, March 30th at 12 noon on Majic 102.1's Instagram Live.
Mar 28, 2020
Top Five, Top 5, Top 🖐🏿
I got Cedric the Entertainer on this episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast. Ced stopped by The Quiet Storm back in 2015 and we chopped it up real quick. It's some good stuff, too. Then after that, it's the very last conversation on Access Houston. We are talking health, wellness, and fitness. We have the owner of Built Different Training Company, Kendall Robinson, the owner of Ascent Consultants, Matt Beckmann, and founder of Empower Fitness Lab, Alicia Tillman. This group of good energy talks about the misconceptions of working out, the mind, body, and spirit benefits of yoga, and all of these fad diets that are out there.
Mar 23, 2020
Knockin' Da Boots
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast, we're celebrating 27 years of the R&B classic "Knockin' Da Boots" by the group H-Town. This is my 2018 Quiet Storm interview with G.I. and Shazam when they did the H-Town Quiet Storm Takeover to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut single. We talk about why they signed with Uncle Luke, how they handled the success, Dino, and crazy fan stories.
Mar 12, 2020
Do You Wanna Ride?
"Before the Great Migration of the Sexually Liberated, there was Adina Howard." She is on this week's episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast. We're talking music, sex, love, and situationships. It's a fun conversation and our vibe is like we've known each other for years!
Mar 06, 2020
The Price Is Right, Mrs. Parker
This is throwback Thursday for ya! I'm taking it back to 2016 when the lovely and history making Kathleen Bradley came on The Quiet Storm to talk about her memoir, 'Backstage At The Price Is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty' and how she got the iconic role on 'Friday.' After that, I talk to Kachina Yoga about the benefits of yoga and how it connects mind, body, and spirit, among other things.
Feb 27, 2020
Wild 'N Out
Found an old interview with Nick Cannon. So I thought, why not make this the latest episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast? Nick and I talk about love & relationships, compatibility, and so much more. The second half of the podcast I re-spin my Access Houston interview with Carl Ward from Mangrove Community. They have a voting initiative called iVote Campaign, so we talk about voting and voting rights, among other things.
Feb 21, 2020
Set It Off
JeCaryous Johnson's hit stage play 'Set It Off' is in Houston this weekend playing at The Hobby Center. This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast, I'm running back my 2018 Quiet Storm interview with Kyla Pratt and Demetria McKinney, who starred in the play as Stony and TT, respectively, in honor of the play returning to Houston with Da Brat, Lil Mo, Keisha Knight-Pullium, and Drew Sidora.
Feb 13, 2020
A Survivor's Voice of Victory
Episode 117 of Conversations with KG: The Podcast welcomes the founder of 'A Survivor’s Voice of Victory,' human trafficking activist and survivor, Dr. Nissi Hamilton. January was National Slavery & Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month and Nissi is talk all about it. She explains the difference between sex trafficking and abduction, what to look for in guys that may be involved in sex trafficking, the different type of pimps, and how one can get out.
Feb 05, 2020
Reversal of Fortune - Larenz Tate, Lahmard Tate | Flat Fee Credit Restoration & Tax Preparation
We're talking POWER on this episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast, but this time I have one of the actors on the show, Larenz Tate, who plays Councilman Rashad Tate, and his brother, Lahmard Tate, who plays his brother, on episode 614 - Reversal of Fortune. Our next conversation is with a young lady who is saving lives by fixing their credit. The lovely Ms. Cat, founder of Flat Fee Credit Restoration & Tax Preparation is going to tell us how to be in the 700 club with your credit score, and other financial information.
Jan 30, 2020
Carl Payne | Carl Thomas
It's The Carls on this episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast. Take a listen to conversation with the legendary actor, Carl Payne from 'Martin' and the first solo male artist signed to Bad Boy Records, Carl Thomas. We're talking about love, music, comedy, stage plays, the Galleria mall, and so much more.
Jan 23, 2020
Brandon Johnson: The Journey
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast features Brandon Johnson, former University of San Diego basketball player. After time in the NBA, Brandon is now a motivational speaker who has already spoken to student athletes at the University of Oklahoma, University of Louisville, and NCAA. His speaking circuit includes non-profit organizations, such as, local foster children, church, school groups and more. Brandon shares his real-life story regarding point-shaving, being picked up by the FBI, and his time in prison. His goal is to continue speaking at various universities and schools in the United States, where he is given an opportunity to give back and make a true difference on campuses with student athletes sharing his testimony, all while motivating and encouraging others.
Jan 16, 2020
Attorney Ben Crump
The episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast welcomes renown attorney, Ben Crump. We discuss his new book Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, the state of the community, the deaths of Mike Brown, Trayvon, Sandra Bland, and the hypocrisy of the government when it comes to the selling of marijuana by black and brown people. We go there on this episode.
Jan 03, 2020
Inayah | S.O.L.A.R.
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast features Houston's own, singer-songwriter, and social media sensation - Inayah Lamis! We chop it up about her debut album, S.O.L.A.R., the new found fame, and why she chooses older men over guys her age.
Dec 20, 2019
E.T. the Hip-Hop Preacher
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast features the Hip-Hop Preacher, Eric Thomas, b.k.a., ET the Hip-Hop Preacher. I had to pleasure of speaking with ET inside The Quiet Storm back in 2016. We're talking love and relationships for people who are married, in a relationship, or single. Plus, he talks about his journey and how his wife is his rock, and how he takes care of her.
Dec 12, 2019
Mo'Nique (2016)
Episode 109 of Conversations with KG: The Podcast features the always real, always gracious, and always funny - Mo'Nique! On the news of her suing Netflix for discrimination, I'm re-spinning my 2016 Quiet Storm interview with Mo'Nique and her comedic partner, TONE-X. We talk about weed, the movie 'Almost Christmas,' comedy, fatherhood, and Mo'Nique does a Quiet Storm freestyle.
Nov 21, 2019
Faith Evans (2015)
This episode of Conversations with KG: The Podcast features the First Lady of Bad Boy, the incomparable, Faith Evans. After watching her episode of TVOne's 'Uncensored' I wanted to post my 2015 interview with Faith. She talks about how Anita Baker embraced her, how she's uncomfortable doing sexy scenes in her music videos, and her duet album, 'The King & I' with her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G.
Nov 13, 2019
Sabrina Greenlee (Mother of DeAndre Hopkins)
Episode 107 of Conversations w/KG: The Podcast, features the mother of Houston Texans Wide Receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, the lovely Sabrina Greenlee. Sabrina is the creator and founder of S.M.O.O.O.T.H., Inc. [Speaking Mentally, Outwardly Opening Opportunities Toward Healing], a non-profit Domestic Violence Campaign fueled by a mother (Sabrina) who was a victim of domestic abuse, was founded in 2013. Sabrina shares her story of domestic violence and how it left her burned and blind. She talks more about her non-profit, the S.M.O.O.O.T.H. Santa Toy Drive, how to leave the abuser, and the movie that's in the works about her life.
Nov 13, 2019
Tank (2018)
Episode 106 of Conversations w/KG: The Podcast, features Tank! Tank's new album 'Elevation' just dropped so I'm dropping my 2018 interview with the R&B General when he was promoting his last album, 'Savage.' We're talking love, sex, and he gives me his Top 5 Favorite R&B Slow Jamz.
Nov 13, 2019
Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist
This episode is my from my community affairs show, Access Houston, with trauma psychiatrist, Dr. Alauna Curry. Dr. Alauna's The Trauma C.U.R.E. is on Saturday, October 26th. Today we talk about psychological trauma and what we can do about it, how empathy is the cure for trauma, and she breaks down how biology, neurology, and spirituality are all connected to how we deal with trauma. This is such an insightful conversation that must be heard!
Nov 13, 2019
Barry Jenkins | Shanti Das
This episode features film director from the Oscar winning Best Picture film "Moonlight," Barry Jenkins. Barry talks about his latest film, "If Beal Street Could Talk," growing up in Miami, and how Houston Screw is blended in his movies. My next conversation I'm talking mental health with music industry veteran, Shanti Das. Shanti tells her story of dealing with mental health and talks about her non-profit Silence the Shame. Silence the Shame is a non-profit awareness, education and advocacy organization. Through community conversations, compelling content and other programs, our goals are to normalize the conversation, peel back the layers of shame to eliminate stigma and provide support for mental health/poverty.
Nov 13, 2019
Deon Cole | Food Apartheid Dinner Series
Comedian Deon Cole's new Netflix stand-up special, Cole World, just dropped this week. Here's an interview I did with him from the summer of 2018 when he at the Improv. Next I re-spin my conversation with executive chef and owner of Poitin, Chef Dominick Lee. He, along with four other local chefs in Houston, are looking to change the narrative by raising money and awareness for the affected communities using the power of food. The foursome realized they shared a collective passion for sowing back into debilitated communities, specifically those that historically lacked access to fresh ingredients. Thus, the Food Apartheid Dinner Series (F.A.D.S.) was born.
Nov 13, 2019
Danielle Fanfair | David Makes Man
This episode I re-spin my conversation with Danielle Fanfair, executive director for The Hines Center. Danielle educates us on mental health and the black community, the value of mindfulness and meditation, and the services offered by The Hines Center. We also talk about yoga, other ways to reduces stress, and she teaches us how to meditate. Our next conversation is with Houston's own Akili McDowell. Akili is currently a junior at Northshore High School and is the star of the hit drama on the OWN Network call 'David Makes Man.' Akili talks about what the show about, how he got started in acting, and how well he thinks this season is going to go for the Northshore Mustangs.
Nov 13, 2019
Kendrick Sampson
The very first episode of Conversations w/KG. My first guest, this was 3 years in the making and we finally have Mo City's own, Houston's own, Kendrick Sampson. Kendrick is an actor and an activist who is passionate about liberating black people. His organization BLD PWR, provides training for artists, athletes, and entertainers to use their voices “to create a groundswell of positive social change across all sectors of society.” This conversation is "one of the realest I've ever had," Kendrick says. We talk about the presidential debate that was here in Houston at TSU, Jay-Z and the NFL, The Mueller Report, Russia, Trump, and what we as black people can do to liberate ourselves.
Nov 08, 2019