Ep. 31 | Special Guest: Akilah Laster
On this episode, we talk to Akilah Laster who is the Assistant Media Relations Director at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She and I will chat about her 3Ps- prepare, promote, and protect.
You can find them on Twitter: @akilahlaster
Ep. 30 | Special Guest: Kristen Matha of Ice Miller
On this episode, we talk to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ice Miller, Kristen Matha. Kristen is a diversity and inclusion expert who discusses the importance of developing a diversity strategic plan from the ground up and what will help in creating buy-in.
Ep. 29 | Special Guest: Monique A.J. Smith
On this episode, we talk to Monique AJ Smith of Seeds of Empowerment about the importance of role models, showing student-athletes what professions are available to them, and what you can do to help Student-Athletes find themselves.
You can find them on
Ep. 28 | Special Guest: Dan Faill
On this episode, we talk to Dan Faill. Dan is an amazing speaker who talks on topics such as Alcohol & Other Drugs, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership, Masculinity, Organizational Development, and Sexual Violence Prevention.
You can find them on Twitter + Instagram: @danfaill.
Ep. 27 | Special Guest: Dr. Brandon William Jones
On this episode, we talk to the Dr. Brandon Williams Jones of UT-Austin. Brandon is the Associate Director for Student Learning & Development and we chat about creating a village for student-athletes through their experience within housing and how housing can help create a great experience for student-athletes.
You can find them on Twitter + Instagram: @drjonz84.
Ep. 26 | Special Guest: Chanelle Smith Walker
On this episode, we talk to my Chanelle Smith- Walker- Director of Creative Media for NC State Football about how to make sure dark-skinned student-athletes and staff/faculty are photographed correctly and how to humanize the student-athlete to show their experiences or personality.
You can find them on Twitter + Instagram: @packfootball and @nellez_.
Ep. 25 | Special Guest: Dr. Janise Hilliard
On this episode, we talk to Dr. Janice Hilliard of the Hilliard Solutions about her experiences working within the NBA, her current position, her company, and what athletic departments can do for student-athletes.
You can find them on Twitter @hilliardsouth1 + Instagram @hilliardsolutions.
Ep. 24 | Special Guest: Dr. Sarah Gaither
On this episode, we talk of the Duke Identity and & Diversity Lab at Duke University about her experience as a professor who actively looks to get student-athletes involved in research and how important it is for student-athletes to get these experiences in the lab.
You can find them on Twitter @sarahgaiter.
Ep. 23 | Special Guest: Dr. Marissa K. Nichols
On this episode, we talk to Dr. Marissa K. Nichols of Boston University about how to be strategic with your leadership programming and ways to individually assess and assist student-athletes on their leadership journey. experiences or personality.
You can find them on Twitter: @dr.marissnichols.
Ep. 22 | Special Guest: Bunmi Akinnusotu
On this episode, we talk to Bunmi Akinnusotu of the Rangel Fellowship about her experience as a college volleyball player and the lack of opportunities within study abroad that made her passionate about assisting others get out into the world
You can find them on Twitter @witwpod.
Ep. 21 | Special Guest: Dr. Lisa Rubin
On this episode, we talk to Dr. Lisa Rubin of Kansas State University about academics and what athletic departments can do academically to help create a better environment for student-athletes.
You can find them on Twitter @drlisarubin.
Ep. 20 | Special Guest: Jarrod Barnes
On this episode, we talk to Jarrod Barnes about PrimeU and their focus on a multitude of things that holistically assist student-athletes and to help individuals become the best version of themselves through practical, relevant, and intentional training solutions.
You can find them on Twitter: @PrimeU_.
Ep. 18 | Special Guest: Dr. Ryan Westman
On this episode, we talk to Dr. Ryan Westman, Assistant Athletic Director at NYU about his interesting and necessary research on APRS and the effect they have on the success of HBCUs.
You can find them on Twitter @ryanjrwestman.
Ep. 16 | Prospective Student Athletes
On this episode, I talk about the importance of assisting prospective student-athletes (PSAs) in understanding the best questions to ask coaches and other staff members when on their visits.
Ep. 15 | Graduate Assistants
On this episode, I talk about graduate assistants and their relationships with student-athletes. They need to start working on implementing social justice education where they can so it becomes a norm that the new programs they go into they start implementing programming that will create an inclusive culture.
Ep. 14 | Identity...Politics
On this episode, I talk about the importance of understanding your own identity when working with student-athletes and student-athletes of color. It is important to think critically about the lens you are looking through because your perspective will never be objective and shapes how you think about situations.
Ep. 13 | Niceness vs. Racism
On this episode, I talk about how the idea of niceness allows racism to exist. When you allow niceness to be the reason someone can’t say or do anything racist what you are saying is because they are nice to me the other aspects of their personality do not matter
Ep. 12.2 | Special Guest: Corey Pilson
On this episode, we talk to Corey Pilson who is both the Duke University Black Student Association Chief of Staff and the President of the Black Men’s Union about how athletic departments can work with clubs and organizations to create better experiences for student-athletes.
Ep. 12.1 | Special Guest: CB Claiborne
On this episode, we talk to CB Claiborne, the first black Duke University basketball player. CB who has went on to earn three graduate degrees, help create the adjustable steering wheel for Ford Motor Company, and work as a professor for the last twenty-five-plus years.
Ep. 12 | Shared Language
On this episode, I talk about the importance of a shared language. Just like when you have an athletic team you have a shared language around the offensive systems and defensive systems, we also have a shared language when talking about race and racism.
Ep. 11.1 | Special Guest: Dan Kramer
On this episode, we talk to Dan Kramer, Director of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program about how the Fulbright Fellowships are amazing for student-athletes. He talks about all the aspects of what a student-athlete can bring to the fellowship and what Fulbright can bring to them.
Ep. 11 | Starting the Foundation of Social Justice Education
On this episode, I talk about the importance of grounding your social justice education programming in ground rules. Ground rules are very important because it will create openness and not have your meeting be like the wild west.
Ep. 10 | Disrespecting Serena Williams & Women of Color
On this episode, I talk about Serena Williams and how she handled a particular situation with grace and patience when they were only trying to put her down and make her feel small. Take a listen!
Ep. 9 | Team Dream....is NOT Racist
On this episode, I talk about Team Dream and on their Open Championship! This was an African-American team formed by Haley Jo Eckerman. Yep. All black women!
Ep. 8 | Don't Be Petty
On this episode, I talk about the importance of using the proper pronouns people ask you to use. Many times people have names or nicknames that are no where near their own name, but everyone takes those names with no problem.
Ep. 7 | Books
On this episode, I talk about some really good books that I believe you should read along with reading about leadership or coaching. Too many times coaches only want to read about big things, not realizing that reading about small intricate things like race, diversity, LGBT issues, etc. can help out their team just as much.
Ep. 6 | Hair
On this episode, I talk about hair! I am chatting with you about hair today because it is so important to look at your rules and handbook to see if you are disproportionately affecting student-athletes of color with your rules that can only wear their hair certain ways.
Ep. 5 | Taking a Pulse Check
On this episode, I talk about why you need to take pulse checks of your staff and student-athletes when something big happens within a marginalized community.
Ep. 4 | Anti-Bias Reporting & Cultural Centers
On this episode, I talk about two important things that may seem separate but are intertwined. First: Anti-bias reporting systems. Many student-athletes, staff, and administration do not know this type of system exists and what it is for. Secondly: Cultural Centers and their importance.
Ep. 3 | Well Intention vs. Impact
On this episode, I talk about intention vs. impact and how it can affect marginalized communities. Many times people think their intent is enough and disregard the painful impact their intent leaves.
Ep. 2 | Why you need to go to Townhalls at your College
On this episode, I talk about why you need to go to the townhall your college puts on about race issues. Going to townhalls is important and not just because you will be able to hear the issues occurring on campus, how your administration will handle the issues, or because you will hear the voices of those communities.
Ep. 1 | Why you need to talk about gun control in your team
On this episode, I talk about why you need to talk about gun control with your team. Please remember that this subject is being talked about and it already might be causing some divisiveness.
Welcome to Five Minutes with Fry
Welcome to my new Youtube Series called Five Minutes with Fry! On this Youtube series I will talk about issues of Race, Equity, Diversity, LGBT Rights, Women’s Rights and More! Thanks for taking the time to check it out!Watch it here