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

IRL Take Aways: Lindsey Vonn

IRL Take Aways: Killer Mike

We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. 

On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany go in-depth about her podcast interview with Killer Mike. They admire his intelligence, self-awareness, emotional comfort, and vulnerability. Angie recounts Killer Mike's incredible strength and resilience in the face of adversity, including dealing with his mother's suicide attempt, his arrest during the Grammys, and his personal and professional journey. They both tout the importance of maintaining relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and viewing the world from different perspectives. Killer Mike's belief in blending and maintaining familial bonds despite difficulties and his ability to laugh through pain, both exhibited during the interview have been significantly highlighted. 

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Usher talks tips for better communication in Relationships

In this interview Usher gets candid about the factors contributing to his successful career, his recent marriage, and his newfound perspective on happiness. Usher delves into his music journey, his thoughts on mental health, and the importance of meditation in finding balance. He acknowledges his legendary status in the music industry and talks about carrying the legacy forward. Furthermore, Usher hints at an upcoming business venture with L.A. Reid, and also shares how fatherhood has influenced his life, leading to personal growth and accountability. In conclusion, he discusses how the success of his recent performances has solidified his legendary status.

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Killer Mike

Grammy award winning rapper and activist Killer Mike (Michael) shares his unique perspective on life, love, and fatherhood. Mike discusses his commitment to his music career, the role of parenthood and business in his life, and his unwavering dedication to his community. He talks about his experiences growing up and his family's history, touching upon the complexities of his mother's life. Through stories full of laughter and tears, he recalls the profound impact of his grandmother and mother's deaths and the influence of their words and examples. He shares his philosophy on relationships and parenthood, advising that 'nothing is impossible', and one must prioritize self-care.

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IRL Take Aways: Alicia Keys

We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. 

On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany go in-depth about her podcast interview with Alicia Keys. Highlights include Keys' ability to blend her star quality with regular human life, her strength from having a supportive team, her ability to say 'no', and her growth in personal and emotional communication thanks to her life coach journey. Angie also ponders over Keys' perspective of maintaining healthy relationships, improving emotional intelligence, juggling career and motherhood, and importance of the 'gut instinct'. Angie shares how Keys' narratives resonate with her own experiences and how she plans to apply some of Keys' practices in her life.

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Lindsey Vonn

In this enlightening episode Angie sits down with the most decorated female skier of all time, Lindsey Vonn. An Olympic champion, Lindsay shares about her remarkable career, her competitive energy, and how she pushes herself to excel. Delving deep into her personal life, Lindsay addresses her battles with depression and her determination to always get up, no matter what obstacles she faces. She also opens up about her retirement from skiing and her journey to discover who she is beyond the sport. Whether you're a fan of skiing or not, this episode offers invaluable insights into resilience and determination that transcend the slopes.

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IRL Take Aways: Melyssa Ford

We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. 

On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany discuss the best moments from Melyssa Ford.

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Melyssa Ford

In this week's episode of the Angie Martinez IRL Podcast, Angie sits down with Canadian media personality, actress, and resilient survivor, Melyssa Ford. Angie and Melyssa reflect on her prominence during an era in Hip-Hop when the industry's landscape didn't align with today's norms of consent. Delving into her experiences as a video vixen in the early 2000s, Angie explores Melyssa's journey and challenges during that time. Their paths may have crossed on multiple occasions, but it was a gathering for a mutual friend that brought Angie and Melyssa together, unveiling the deeply impactful story of Melyssa's near-fatal car accident. This life-altering event left her with a traumatic brain injury, ushering in a new chapter filled with overwhelming struggles—battling suicidal thoughts and grappling with the weight of surviving such a harrowing incident.

Adding to her tribulations, Melyssa was confronted with her mother's terminal diagnosis, reigniting a complex and emotional journey in their relationship. Despite enduring these profound challenges, Melyssa Ford bravely shares her path to healing. From grappling with self-medication to discovering solace in self-help literature, engaging in transformative shadow work, and finding strength through activities like pilates, Melyssa has reclaimed agency over her life and narrative. This episode stands as a testament to Melyssa's courage and vulnerability, offering an inspiring narrative of resilience and triumph over adversity. Tune in for a deeply moving conversation you won't want to miss.

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Alicia Keys

On this week’s episode of IRL Podcast, Angie sits down with multi grammy award winning, platinum artist Alicia Keys. However this superstar has added a few more titles to her belt.  She is also now the lead producer, composer, and creative force behind the groundbreaking musical, "Hell's Kitchen."  Loosely based on her upbringing in NYC, Alicia shares how the production intertwines her mother's dreams and her own, creating a poignant love letter between mother and daughter.

In a touching moment, Alicia shares the impact of her new production on her family dynamics, particularly with her son, illustrating his protective nature and their unbreakable bond. The conversation between Angie and Alicia evolves into the joys and challenges of being a seasoned mom, exchanging stories and wisdom as mothers of boys.

Alicia discusses breaking free from the need for external validation in her career, prioritizing her relationship with her emotions, and learning to trust her instincts. She opens up about reconciling with her father, emphasizing the importance of releasing expectations and meeting people where they are in order to find peace.

Despite her global fame, Alicia Keys remains remarkably grounded and even lets the audience in on a heartwarming holiday tradition within her beautifully blended family. Tune in for an intimate conversation with Alicia Keys that celebrates resilience, family, and the power of embracing one's true self.

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IRL Take Aways: Ryan Coogler

We’re back with another IRL #TakeAways. The in-between audio-only podcast where Angie and special guests reflect on episode responses, takeaways, and highlights. 

On this week’s #TakeAways Angie and her producer Brittany discuss the best moments from Ryan Coolger. 

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