Get Ready For Season 2!

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The Swirl World Team is going on holiday – but only for one week.

We’ll be back September 8 with Season 2 of our podcast.

We have new shows, new guests, and LOTS of surprises in store.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, use this time wisely – catch up on the shows you may have missed.

You can find us on iTunesStitcherSound Cloud and Podomatic.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Episode 025: “I’m Ready To Swirl!”

This is the excited, yet determined proclamation of Regina Parker, a Black Woman living and working in Virginia.

Regina the friend and co-worker of my partner in crime, Adrienne London Leach.

We had a BLAST laughing and talking – Regina is spunky, perky and fun.

Here’s what Regina has to say for herself:

I am Regina Parker and I’m ready to swirl! I am one of a kind. You might even say that I am extraordinarily sweet.

I am told that I watch way too much Ironman. Anyway, I am fun-loving and down-to-earth. I am physically fit and I enjoy traveling and socializing with family and friends.

I don’t take too kindly to negativity because I am genuinely a positive person.  I have never dated outside my race but getting to know someone new will be exciting (or I will go back to watching Ironman).

All I have known from my previous relationships are Black men.  I have changed my outlook because there are some decent non-Black men out there who know how to treat a Lady like the Queen she is supposed to be!

I am ready to swirl because I do not want to limit myself to being one-sided when there is more potential for romance from every side.

And there you have it. All Adrienne and I can say is, “You GO, Regina!”

And of course we’ll keep you informed on Regina’s progress. A woman who is this attractive will have NO problems swimming in a larger dating and marriage pool!

Pssst! If you want to say Hi to Regina, send her an email at rgallenp98@gmail.com.

 You can listen to Regina’s episode on iTunes.

 

You can also listen on Sound Cloud.


Regina Parker 1Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

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Podcast Episode 024: Session With A Dating Coach

Kozzi-cropped_black_woman_face-294x441-200x300I like to believe I know quite a bit about dating and marriage. After all, I’ve counseled more singles and couples than I can count, and I have a track record of being “spot on” in my estimations and predictions.

But never mind all that – I had the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the experience of a Dating Coach dropping knowledge on me.

And who is this Dating Coach, you might ask?

None other than Zabeth, the award-winning blogger over at InterracialDatingCoach.com, and author of The New Dating Rules For Black Women: Dating Etiquette.

I snagged a copy of Zabeth’s book and I advise you to do the same. You can purchase it from her site via PayPal by clicking here, or obtain a download from Amazon for your Kindle by clicking here.

Zabeth has the uncanny ability to be classy, cool and instructive, all while exuding a vibe that makes you feel like you’re chatting with your Bestie.

I greatly admire Zabeth – she’s sharp and she’s smart, and she keeps her fingers on the pulse of current events and issues affecting Black women.

I’m not ashamed to say I stalk her Twitter feed – @Zabeth8 – I admire her just that much.

I advise you to grab a pen and paper, and get ready to jot down some notes. Zabeth discusses “The Rules,” lays out a plan of action for women who seriously want to make advances in the dating scene.

Listen and learn, Dear Readers. Listen and learn.

You can also listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.

 

NichelleWant some good interracial dating coaching? Send Zabeth an email at Zabeth91@yahoo.com.

To read Zabeth’s blog, click here. To follow her on Twitter, click here.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also hear the show on Sound Cloud and Stitcher Radio.

Copyright © 2014 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™, All rights reserved. Post contains affiliate links.

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Podcast Episode 023: Hot! Hot! Hot! Interracial Erotic Romance

He’s baaaack!!

Interracial Erotica romance author Jon Bradbury returned to the show to discuss his new book, One Good Reason.

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Jon is not your average romance author – he’s a White man who writes erotic interracial romance novels!

Jon shared some insight into the book’s plot, and discussed the thought processes he uses to craft his Black female lead characters.

To listen on Sound Cloud, click here.

 

10617791_944198505606650_324279770_nTo visit Jon’s website, click here

To find Jon’s Fan Page on Facebook, click here

On Twitter he’s @JonB1969

You can also find some of Jon’s books on iTunes. Just go to the iTunes store, select the “Books” tab and plug-in Jon Bradbury.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also hear the show on Sound Cloud and Stitcher Radio.

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission. 

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Podcast Episode 021: “I Am Mixed Book Series” – Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian Jones

We Scored Our First Celebrity Interview!

Just this week Adrienne and I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing actress and producer Garcelle Beauvais – yes, the Garcelle Beauvais:

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and actor/producer/publisher Sebastian Jones, who is as brilliant as he is easy on the eyes.

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And just in case you’re wondering, “Where have I seen him before?” Check this out:

Together, Garcelle and Seb are the authors of the “I Am Book Series,” and graciously consented to interview with us for the podcast.

The interview was done via four different telephones, so please overlook the sound quality.

It was a GREAT interview!

If you are receiving this in an email, you can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud or Stitcher Radio.

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Our friend and fellow blogger Christelyn Karazin was kind enough to give us a shout out over at Beyond Black & White. You can view that post by clicking here.

Big kudos and thanks to Christelyn for being so generous!

 

 

 

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Book Two of the “I Am” Series will hit bookstores on August 19. Click here to purchase on Amazon & Kindle, Barnes & Noble & Nook and iBooks (iTunes).

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio!

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. 

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Podcast Episode 022: He Shoved An Oreo Cookie In My Mouth!

10441216_10152509470969187_7965351480029079568_nWe’ve been podcasting since June 9, and one of the things I’ve learned is this: Sometimes the best conversations take place before we record the show, or immediately after.

The Swirl World Podcast Men’s Editor Mark Custard and I were fortunate to enjoy an impromptu, “after the show” conversation with Alida Wright Sharp and Tom, her husband of 32 years.

Alida was featured on Podcast Episode 20. She told us how they met at age 15: “He shoved an Oreo® cookie in my mouth!”

Her husband Tom was in the room listening while Alida did the show, so we were able to snag him and get him to tell us what was going on in his 15-year old mind.

As hilarious as his explanation was, the conversation took a serious turn as we moved to a discussion of resistance to their interracial marriage by the clergy and family members alike.

Alida and Tom also shared instances of colorism experienced in Russia by their two sons – one blue-eyed, and the other brown-eyed.

Who could have known an impromptu conversation about Oreo® cookies could turn this deep??

You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud:

 

Oreo cookieTo find Alida on the web, you can contact her via her record company by clicking here.

Send her a friend request on Facebook by clicking here.

Follow her on Twitter @AlidasTurn, on Tumbler at MsAlida and on Instagram at Ms.Alida.

 

Tom and Alida’s mission agency:

DBR Ministries for Tom and Alida Sharp

P.O. Box 279 Sanford, NC, 27330

919-478-6237 Phone 919-718-0350 FAX

Email: dbrministries@yahoo.com

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to give a simple gift directly to Alida and Tom you may do so through PayPal. Just use the email address alidasmail@gmail.com.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio!

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photo of Alida Wright Sharp used with permission.

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Podcast Episode 020: A Black Woman In Russia And Belize

alida_lgOur good friend and mentor Lorraine Spencer knows the most interesting people. Not only is she extremely well-connected, she is what I call a Master Connector.

Lorraine is the bees knees when it comes to introducing and connecting people, and we have her to thank for introducing us to today’s guest.

Men’s Podcast Editor Mark Custard and I had the pleasure of chatting up Alida Wright Sharp.

Alida, her husband Tom and their two boys formerly lived in Russia. She and Tom now live in Belize as missionaries and volunteers for CDF Belize, an organization focused on assisting sexually exploited women and children.

We conversed with Alida via Google Hangouts and had a blast. She describes what living in Russia was like and schooled us on life in Belize.

We were surprised to learn that Alida’s encounters with racism and disdain for her interracial marriage never happened overseas; instead, she and Tom experienced racism . . . . . in the States.

Alida extolls the virtues of Black women traveling and living abroad, talks about how she and her husband met (Oreo cookie, anyone?) and tells us about her new CD project.

I believe you’ll find her account extremely eye-opening. Enjoy!

You can also listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.

10441216_10152509470969187_7965351480029079568_nTo find Alida on the web, you can contact her via her record company by clicking here. Send her a friend request on Facebook by clicking here. Follow her on Twitter @AlidasTurn, on Tumbler at MsAlida and on Instagram at Ms.Alida.

Tom and Alida’s mission agency:

DBR Ministries for Tom and Alida Sharp

P.O. Box 279 Sanford, NC, 27330

919-478-6237 Phone 919-718-0350 FAX

Email: dbrministries@yahoo.com

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to give a simple gift directly to Alida and Tom you may do so through PayPal. Just use the email address alidasmail@gmail.com.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio!

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

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Podcast Episode 019: Black Women Need To Travel!

Lorraine SpencerOne of the delightful things about doing a podcast is that we often have the opportunity to engage in impromptu conversations on a wide variety of subjects.

In our previous podcast Lorraine Spencer, Interracial Blogging Pioneer, Dating Coach and self-described “Information Broker,” rejoined Adrienne and me to discuss her new book, When Family Does You Wrong.

I was asking Lorraine about her background, and during the course of her response this gem of a conversation came up.

Want to travel – or simply experience an adventure? Listen to Lorraine’s comments about the choices she made as a young woman.

I’m so happy my passport is current . . . .

Lorraine is the publisher of the Swirling and Marriage blog and posts articles on Beyond Black & White under the name “Swirl Queen.”

In addition to listening in iTunes, you can also listen to this episode on Sound Cloud.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to the show on Sound Cloud and Stitcher Radio

 

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission. Post contains affiliate links.

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Podcast Episode 018: When Family Does You Wrong (Special Guest: Lorraine Spencer)

Lorraine SpencerHas a member of your family ever done you wrong?

I’m talking about wrong.

When the incident occurred, did other family members try to act like YOU were the problem?

Lorraine Spencer, Interracial Blogging Pioneer, Dating Coach and self-described “Information Broker,” rejoins Adrienne and me to discuss her new book, When Family Does You Wrong.

Lorraine shares the riveting story of how she and her family lost their home and possessions, and were forced to start over – all as the result of being deceived by a family member.

Lorraine is the publisher of the Swirling and Marriage blog and posts articles on Beyond Black & White under the name “Swirl Queen.”

 We appreciate Lorraine’s willingness to be so transparent. Adrienne and I have both read the book and we highly recommend it.

 

In addition to listening in iTunes, you can also listen to this episode on Sound Cloud.

 

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunesYou can also listen to the show on Sound Cloud and Stitcher Radio

 

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission. Post contains affiliate links.

 

 

 

 

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Podcast Episode 017b: You Know YOU’RE Cray-Cray When . . . . Part 2 (Special Guest: Eugenia Berg)

Eugenia Berg 3Hopefully by now you’ve listened to Part 1 of “You Know YOU’RE Cray-Cray When . . . . “ featuring our special guest and beloved friends,  blogger and vlogger Mrs. Eugenia Berg of the blog/vlog “Married Girl In A Weird World.” 

In between the laughter and hilarity, Eugenia shared some truths and great vetting pointers – all of which she is known for. Check out her vlogs on vetting by clicking here and here.

In this episode, Adrienne, Eugenia and me each share our take (and Eugenia shares some experiences) on what constitutes “Cray-Cray” in dating – crazy habits and “first date” shenanigans that kill a relationship before it even begins. Texting, stalking, random behavior – you name it!

Our girl Eugenia is expecting TWINS and has only one more month to go, so she’s on hiatus.  Please send lots of love and prayers her way!

We hope to have her back on the show at some point in the future.

Until then, you would do well to go check out Eugenia’s blog and give the podcast a listen!

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to the show on Sound Cloud

 

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

 

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