Be A Kid

Bryce talks to two parents about what young people can teach us about being more human.This week's Same Same Different features Ebonee West and Jodie Patterson, two moms whose own thinking about identity has been influenced by the children in their lives. Ebonee is a former small business owner, and currently gets to witness all kinds of kid weirdness and wonder as a first and second grade classroom aide in Detroit. Jodie lives in New York, is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, an entrepreneur, and the author of The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation. Learn more Find Bryce on Twitter Join our Facebook group Contribute to our podcast fund Support the show: http://bit.ly/358m02D See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Write Your Own Narrative

Our guests this week talk about how they chose to embrace their identities and see them as positive and empowering. Guests: As a college student, Ernesto Mireles helped pressure Michigan State University to establish a Chicano Studies program. He now teaches at Prescott College in Arizona, where he strives to create a more accepting and thriving environment for students of color. Morénike Giwa Onaiwu writes often about her experiences as a late-diagnosed Autistic adult woman and person of color. She's co-editor of All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. Learn more Find Bryce on Twitter Join our Facebook group Contribute to our podcast fund Support the show: http://bit.ly/358m02D See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Find Your People

This week's episode is all about community: what it means to belong to one, and why it's important for us to find our people. Guests: Regina H. Boone is a photojournalist The Richmond Free Press, the newspaper her family founded and runs. Prior to that she was at The Detroit Free Press for 13 years. She's working on a book about her Japanese grandfather who was wrongfully arrested on December 7, 1941 in Virginia and never returned home to his family. Sultan Sharrief experiments with data and virtual reality. His films include Destined, Moozlum, and Bilal's Stand, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. Learn more Find Bryce on Twitter Join our Facebook group Share your story with us Contribute to our podcast fund Support the show: http://bit.ly/358m02D See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Flip The Script

Our guests talk about fat liberation, black abundance, and all the ways they've flipped the script on what society thinks they should be based on how they look, sound and identify. Guests: Kiese Laymon is the author of the novel Long Division; a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America; and Heavy: An American Memoir. Virgie Tovar is an author and activist who speaks often about weight-based discrimination and body image. She also started the hashtag #LoseHateNotWeight Learn more Find Bryce on Twitter Join our Facebook group Share your story with us Contribute to our podcast fund Support the show.

Read The Room

We talk about how, when, and whether to confront people who "other" us, and the calculus that goes into that decision. Bryce Huffman talks to Austin Channing Brown, the author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and Sydney James Harcourt, an actor, singer and dancer. His Broadway credits include "Lion King," "Girl From the North Country," and the original company of "Hamilton." Learn more Find Bryce on Twitter Join our Facebook group Support the show.

Introducing Same Same Different

Host Bryce Huffman and his guests will explore identity and how to survive "otherness" with our full humanity and sanity intact. Same Same Different offers insights on how to be a better, more empathetic friend, family member, colleague, and human in the