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Rinse Flashback: #GeorgeFloyd -We Shall Overcome
On May 29th, 2020, I woke up at around 3am, as usual, and checked out Twitter. Tweets were all about the riots that happened the night before. I couldn’t go back to sleep. I needed to do something. I needed to do a show about this. I needed to make my voice heard.
Podcasting is all about storytelling - one reason why I love it so much. But what was the story I was going to tell here? I didn’t want it to be a news type of episode where I blabbered off facts and numbers and the typical lines. I wanted to make a difference, in my own way and to make people realize how long this has been happening.
I thought back to the days when I was obsessed with learning everything I could about Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. They were my guys. I thought of this one time when I was talking to my dad and how I said that I felt safer in the world knowing that Malcolm and Martin made it better for me and my family.
This is the story I wanted to tell. It won me a runner-up prize in a contest last year sponsored by Rode Microphones.
So, here it is, again for you because we need to be reminded. Here is the Rinse episode from 2020, We Shall Overcome.
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