The Travelers Podcast with Brother Ali

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 Sep 13, 2022

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Respected Hip Hop artist, activist, and Muslim community leader Brother Ali explores life’s journey with cultural icons, spiritual masters, and thought leaders from across the globe. We’re all co-travelers in the adventure of life. Ali brings us up close and personal with those special people who help light the way.

Episode Date
Return To Mecca
02:11:50

On the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s biopic about Malcolm X, Brother Ali relives the inspiration of the pilgrimage by returning to Mecca.   


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Nov 28, 2022
Sage Francis
01:49:38

In public, he’s a force of nature. A powerfully poignant MC/Poet and fiercely independent founder of Strange Famous Records who earned a fan base through decades of pulling up a suitcase to his shows, controlling the crowd with no DJ, and selling his own merchandise hand-to-hand. In person, he’s caring and deeply introspective. This conversation is one for the books.  Head to www.strangefamous.com to check out merch and music, including the 20th anniversary edition of Personal Journals which dropped today!


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Nov 21, 2022
Marketing A Mission: Amna Mirza
01:46:31

She rose to the top of the marketing world by mastering her craft but became an icon by following her heart. Award-winning marketing strategist Amna Mirza shares the art of branding and why it’s necessary for speaking truth and doing good.   


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Nov 14, 2022
Eligh (Living Legends)
01:28:16

Eligh is a beloved MC, producer, and visual artist from the iconic Living Legends crew. His intimate songwriting has given us a front row seat for his life’s journey through addiction, sobriety, healing, and parenthood. He can rap his ass off too.   


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Nov 07, 2022
Surviving Cancel Culture
03:00:44
In the midst of pandemic lockdowns and in the wake of the 2020 uprising, the Twin Cities music scene underwent what some call cancel culture. Brother Ali shares reflections on a community turned against itself.    This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers   Learn more about The Travelers Podcast: https://www.brotherali.com/podcast  Buy Travelers Podcast merchandise: https://www.brotheralistore.com/collections/travelers-podcast
Oct 31, 2022
adrienne maree brown
01:45:11

Visionary thinker, writer and healer adrienne maree brown has written a host of incredible offerings, including "Emergent Strategy" and “We Will Not Cancel Us And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice”. adrienne’s perspective is deeply rooted in loving lineage & community.   

This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Oct 24, 2022
Demystifying Mental Health with Dr. Ebony
01:52:52

Dr. Ebony is the Psychologist and Food Relationship Strategist who inspired Brother Ali’s wellness journey. She’s also the creator of the My Therapy Cards series and host of the Food Is Not Bae Podcast.   


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Oct 17, 2022
Realest of the The Real: Brother Ali Answers Questions Live in Minneapolis
00:55:29

This week’s episode is a live recording from Brother Ali’s VIP Q&A sessions in Minneapolis. The conversation runs the gamut from art and culture to race and mental health.   


This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers  

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Oct 10, 2022
Young Guru
01:44:55

Not only is he Jay-Z’s personal engineer (recording him exclusively since 1999), concert DJ, and musical director, Young Guru is a consigliere and spiritual advisor. This is what it looks like when the village raises a master who impacts the world.


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This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers


Oct 03, 2022
Mo Amer
01:36:06

On the heels of his two hilarious Netflix specials, years of touring with Dave Chappelle, and an upcoming role in Black Adam (alongside The Rock), Houston-raised Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer wrote and starred in a compellingly dope series about his life and family called “Mo”.


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Sep 26, 2022
Bonus Bars with Pharoahe Monch
00:10:25

Here’s a bonus segment from this week’s conversation with Pharoahe that didn’t end up in the full episode. Join the Caravan at https://www.brotherali.com/join for access to bonus materials like this, exclusive merchandise, early access to new music by Brother Ali, and more.    

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Sep 22, 2022
Pharoahe Monch
02:10:36

One of the greatest lyricists of all time opens up about developing his ingenious rhyme style and the tragic tension of delivering divine art in a soulless industry.


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This episode is sponsored by Zakat Foundation, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, and BetterHelp. To get 10% off your first month of therapy, visit www.betterhelp.com/travelers

Sep 19, 2022
Living In Istanbul
02:05:46

Brother Ali opens up about moving his family halfway around the world in the midst of the pandemic and life in Istanbul as an expat.


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Sep 12, 2022
Open Mike Eagle
01:30:58

Mike Eagle is a celebrated MC, Podcaster, Producer and Comedy Writer from The Southside of Chicago. This episode of The Travelers Podcast is one half of a long form conversation between Mike & Ali, the other half appearing on this week’s episode of Mike’s “Secret Skin” podcast.


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Sep 05, 2022
DJ Kenny Parker of BDP
02:41:08

The DJ/Producer for the legendary Boogie Down Productions and brother of KRS-ONE talks about his insightful and revealing memoir, “My Brother’s Name Is Kenny”.

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Aug 29, 2022
Therapy and My Journey to Healing
01:34:30

On this special episode, sponsored by our friends at Zakat Foundation & BetterHelp, Brother Ali opens up like never before about his journey with mental health and wellness.

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Aug 22, 2022
The Lens of Love - World Class Photographer Mathieu Bitton
02:01:21

Personal photographer for Dave Chappelle & Lenny Kravitz, collaborator with Quincy Jones & Quentin Tarantino, and iconic designer Mathieu Bitton (aka CandyTMan) talks about the spiritual role of passion and destiny in becoming great.  

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Aug 08, 2022
Kiese Laymon - A Loving Look at Destructive Love
02:12:19

Kiese Laymon is Brother Ali’s favorite author of our generation. This is their first time meeting, but they talk like old friends -- discussing hip hop, "fat boy soul", and the ways that they were deeply influenced by each other's work.  

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Aug 01, 2022
Coffee Ambassador Mokhtar Alkhanshali
02:01:43

Mokhtar is the super-fly Yemeni-American community organizer who risked his life to trace and revitalize the origins of the world’s most beloved beverage.


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Jul 25, 2022
“Redneck Muslim” Shane Atkinson
02:01:52

Shane Atkinson is the white Muslim Imam & Chaplain from Mississippi who’s the subject of a documentary film, “Redneck Muslim”. His journey has taken him from physical altercations with the grandfather who taught him how to tie a noose, to holding community space for working-class white southerners using Islam to heal and eradicate racism.

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Jul 18, 2022
Speech of Arrested Development
01:25:21

As lead MC, songwriter, and producer of Arrested Development, Speech brought a life-giving message that the world embraced with open arms. But the music industry (and even part of the HIp Hop community) weren’t so receptive.

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Jul 11, 2022
The Wise Soul of Vinnie Paz
01:50:54

Vinnie is a groundbreaking MC whose words are tatted on Hip Hop enthusiasts around the world.  This conversation is extremely real, and we're grateful for all that he shares.

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Jul 04, 2022
The Beginning of the End for Murs (pt. 2)
01:32:02

In the second half of our in-depth conversation with Murs, we learn about the early days of independent touring, building community, and the ethos behind the legendary Paid Dues festival.

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Jun 27, 2022
Murs Brings It All Together (pt. 1)
02:01:27

Iconic Los Angeles MC, festival curator, and educator Murs opens up about bringing worlds together in his identity, community, and Hip Hop culture.  

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Jun 20, 2022
Smart Funny & Black - Amanda Seales
02:00:03

Amanda is an accomplished actor, writer, comedian, author, MC, singer, poet, and commentator.  But her greatest achievement is her dedication to telling the truth.  

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Jun 13, 2022
Supremely-Gifted MC, Locksmith
02:10:04

Don’t let Locksmith’s jaw-dropping freestyle sessions distract you from his unique story, incredible songwriting, and intensely personal artistic vision. Lock opens up with Ali about it all, and you’ve got a front row seat.

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Jun 06, 2022
The Great Poet Amir Sulaiman
01:34:40

Grammy-nominated poet, television & film writer, and producer Amir Sulaiman chops it up with Ali about the inner journey of an artist.  

This episode was filmed by PASSERINE (www.passerine.us)

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May 30, 2022
A Voice Note From The Road Processing Our Conversation With Resmaa Menakem
01:16:02

Real-time, out-loud reflection on last week’s episode with bestselling author, racialized trauma expert, and Brother Ali’s therapist, Resmaa Menakem. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, you’ll want to circle back and check it out.

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May 23, 2022
Trauma Expert Resmaa Menakem
01:58:00

Resmaa is a bestselling author, educator, and Brother Ali’s therapist. Their conversation is exuberantly joyful, emotional, and profoundly healing.

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May 16, 2022
Slug & Brother Ali pt. 2 - Hotel Heart to Heart
02:04:38

Part two of our conversation with indie Hip Hop icon Slug finds him opening up about the formation of Atmosphere and his relationship with the late Eyedea.

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May 09, 2022
Slug & Brother Ali pt. 1 - Live On Stage
02:01:10

Underground Hip Hop icon Slug of Atmosphere opens up about his childhood, race, and growth as a songwriter.

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May 02, 2022
“The People’s Imam" Zaid Shakir
02:24:28

Imam Zaid Shakir was hand-selected by Muhammad Ali to be at his bedside at the time of his death and lead his funeral service. He co-founded the first accredited Islamic college in America and tops annual lists of the world’s most influential Muslim leaders. So why haven’t most Americans heard of him?


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Apr 25, 2022
I'm Gonna Cry, But I'm Good
01:41:32

In part two of our Travelers Tour Ask Me Anything series, Ali opens up about his conversion to and experience in Islam.

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Apr 18, 2022
Answering Your Questions on The Travelers Tour
02:00:15

Brother Ali reflects on listeners’ questions, leading him on a journey through laughter, tears, and musical insights.  

 

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Apr 11, 2022
Jane Elliott
01:54:15

Best known for her “Blue-Eyes Brown-Eyes” exercise, anti-racist educator Jane Elliot reflects on her 50-year career of death threats and breakthroughs.

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Apr 04, 2022
Mumu Fresh
02:28:07

Maimouna Youssef is one of the most talented and profound artists of our time. The Afro-Indigenous, Grammy-nominated MC/vocalist drops gems about her unique journey as an independent powerhouse.  

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Mar 28, 2022
Stokley Williams
02:27:48

Grammy-nominated singer/percussionist Stokley Williams chops it up about his classics with Mint Condition, his relationship with Prince, and his educator/community leader father.

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Mar 21, 2022
Sa-Roc
02:23:49

One of Hip Hop’s most masterful MC’s, Sa-Roc, shares her life’s story. Hear how the reconciling of opposites (crack-era DC streets & Pan-African community school, spiritual Jazz & 90’s alt rock) molded one of the most eclectic artists of the past decade.  

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Mar 14, 2022
Chuck D
01:52:25

Iconic Hip Hop legend Chuck D drops gems on the battle for creativity in the digital age, Rap as “love music”, and the importance of mentorship lineages in artist development.

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Mar 07, 2022
Ilhan Omar
01:20:16

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reflects on civil war and the importance of human connection & reconciliation in the fight for justice.


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Feb 28, 2022
Keith Ellison
02:30:16

Brother Ali speaks with Minnesota Attorney General and former US Congressman Keith Ellison about his Detroit roots and historical career in public service.   

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Feb 21, 2022
Dr. Cornel West
02:02:31

Beloved professor, philosopher, author, and icon Dr. Cornel West joins Brother Ali to explore the roles of art, culture, and spirituality in the journey to justice.

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Feb 14, 2022
The Opening
02:53:03

"A human being is a collection of stories."  Brother Ali opens up about the experiences that have defined his journey and shaped his perspective.

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Feb 14, 2022
Welcome to The Travelers Podcast
00:07:02

Host Brother Ali gives us a preview of what’s to come in early 2022. Make sure to subscribe and share with your loved ones so you’re in the loop when weekly episodes begin to drop. The Travelers Podcast will be on tour beginning in March! Details and super fly podcast merch available at www.BrotherAli.com

Dec 06, 2021