Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and multi-media. Originally known as "The Voice of New...Full Bio

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GloRilla Explains Why She Detoxed From Men, Creating Her Debut EP + More

Usher

Something magical is happening in Vegas, and Angie made her way down there to check it out… in real life. On this week’s episode of The IRL Podcast, Usher joins us to celebrate his wildly successful Vegas residency, ATL’s impact on the culture, and his legendary status. This is a special time in his career AND his personal life, and Usher reveals how he finally found happiness.

Usher has always loved love, he was just bad at it, but he credits finally getting it right to being in the right relationship, learning to listen, and couples therapy. In this episode, he reveals a communication tip he learned that changed his life, shares his meditation routine, and dishes out lots of free treatment. It’s clear he put in all the work and feels all the benefits.

But that’s not it; he shares plans for future business with LA Reid and promises new music is on the way! This is an episode you won't want to miss……

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Kerry Washington & Emayatzy Corinealdi On 'Reasonable Doubt', Midterm Elections + More

Babyface On Andre Harrell Motivating Him To Do Verzuz + His New Album 'Girls Night Out'

Ashanti

With her first record deal at 14 and her first album at 21, the musical chemistry between Ashanti and Irv Gotti changed the sound of R&B and cemented Murder Inc in music history. But the public response surrounding Irv’s episode of Drink Champs and The Murder Inc Documentary on BET has brought that relationship back into the public eye. 

On In Real Life with Angie Martinez, Ashanti responds with grace, detailing her version of the stories shared, revealing the lessons learned, and the impact it all had on her career. 

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Derek Jeter

What’s better than one Hall of Famer? TWO! The Captain & The Voice. New York Stand Up!

This week on the IRL Podcast, Derek Jeter sits down with Angie to discuss the winning mentality that has led him to success both on and off the baseball field. Derek shares the mantras he lives by in real life and explains how patience helped him become a champion.  The two discuss his humble confidence, the distance between comfort and growth, the importance of preparedness, and how the knowledge he’s gained from it all spills over into his new favorite title… Girl dad.

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IRL Take Aways: Kelly Rowland

Welcome to IRL #TakeAways! The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. 
On this week's #TakeAway, we speak to Taylor, the self-proclaimed Daddy's girl, and EmEz, the stubborn guy battling with reconnecting with his own father from the Empty Thoughts podcast to hear their feedback. 

And yes, the moment you have all been waiting on, we get to speak to the private investigator that helped Angie locate her father. Jay, from birthparentfinder.com, joins us to discuss the do's & dont's of finding a family member and shares some stories of his most memorable reconnections.

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Lil Baby Doesn't Want To Be An Old Rapper + Plans To Work For The Rest Of His Life

Kelly Rowland

IRL is back and we’re excited to bring you two new interviews a month.  In this episode,  Angie pivots from conversations surrounding mortality and superpowers to tap into a recent and defining real life life moment.  Singer, Actress, Wife and Mother of 2, Kelly Rowland joins Angie to discuss generational trauma, risk, rejection and keeping your sanity through it all.  

Their conversation about parenting styles and breaking generational cycles lead them both to unpack their lingering daddy issues.  Kelly shares how a 23 And Me ancestry kit led her to connecting with her father and opens up the space for Angie to share her own recent experience of finding her biological father. These two women are able to hold up a mirror to each other that allows for an episode full of vulnerability and honesty.  

After years of standing side by side with one of the world’s bigger stars, Kelly Rowland finally feels confident in her own light. And her light that shines so bright in this interview, you wont won’t to miss it. 

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