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Who Raised You? Podcast has been busy! We've won the 2018-2019 stARTup competition for Arts and Education Council of St. Louis, got in St. Louis Magazine for the best local podcast of 2019, and are coming out with Season 3 which focuses on St. Louis-based black artists. We have commissioned an artist, Shakerra Monet, to do unique portraits of each of these artists.

Treasure Shields Redmond has launched Fannie Lou Hamer House, an artist retreat house and AirBnB for creatives located in Belleville right next to the Metrolink. She has been digging deep into her creative collaboration with Itshanapa Dail Chambers, who along with her is co-founder of The Black Skillet funders, a fundraising dinner for black artists.

Jia Lian Yang is now the new Co-Host/Producer of We Live Here, a podcast produced by St. Louis Public Radio and PRX. The introductory episode “We have new hosts!” is out now on all podcast platforms. The other Co-Host/Producer is Ashley Winters, a journalist that has written a story on Westland Acres for Who Raised You? Podcast that you can find on the Who Raised You? website.

We're going into a year of reflection! Inspired by Allied Media Conference's chrysalis year, we think every creative needs a year of reflection.

After this next season is released, you will have episodes from three seasons to check out. But we won't be too active in creating new podcasts during this time. However, we will consider purposeful collaborations. If Treasure and Jia Lian cannot do the collaboration, we will draw upon the Who Raised You? Listening Collective to do the collaboration. The Collective includes anyone who has been on the show or has helped to make it happen-- poets, artists, changemakers, guests of the podcast, and the podcast team. They are all creatives who would love to teach, consult, creative, and collaborate. So if you have projects that include teaching podcasting, creative projects, helping young people learn poetry, please reach out to!

Thank you so much for supporting the podcast. We love you and are so grateful for you. Reach out to us and let us know how you feel about these new directions.

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Ep 1. Hot Pot

ft. Treasure Shields Redmond, Jia Lian Yang, Jessica Yang, Eli Chi, Ana Vargas Lau, Brian Lau

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast goes West. Jia Lian grew up as a 2nd generation Taiwanese American in Silicon Valley and Treasure took her talents to Oakland as a hip hop artist signed to M.C. Hammer’s label. Join us for a hot pot conversation in Oakland's Chinatown with Jessica Yang, Eli Chi, Ana Vargas Lau, and Brian Lau about immigration, roots, and food.  

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Ep 2. Soul food

ft. Michael Atty

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast returns to Jia Lian’s kitchen table for a conversation with Michael Atty, a liberation theologian based in St. Louis. Join us for a conversation about kim chi and butter beans, white fragility, and strategic organizing.

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Ep 3. Beyoncean Theology

ft. Marvin K. White

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast goes to Oakland, Treasure’s old stomping grounds. We visit Marvin K. White, a Facebook statustitian, workship facilitator, and poet who has books published by Redbone Press. Join us for a conversation about the theological implications of the slay motha herself: Beyonce.

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Ep 4. Returning West

ft. Treasure Shields Redmond
& Jia Lian Yang

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast returns West. First, we go to Seattle for PodCon 2017, where we ask other podcasters of color: Who Raised You? Then we hop on a plane to the Bay Area and stop by Oakland, Treasure’s old stomping grounds, on the way to San Jose, where Jia Lian grew up. Join us for this traveling conversation about podcasters of color, how to maintain in gentrifying Oakland, and our vision for the Who Raised You? Listening Collective.

As we explore how culture, family, and intersecting identities pave our way toward liberation, we want to know: Who raised you? Email us at or send us an audio recording of your answer.


Ep 5. Eden Seminary

ft. Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Amanda Tello, Rev. Michael Atty

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast goes to Eden Seminary, where Jia Lian earned a Master of Divinity. We were invited to host a live podcast at their 2018 Spring Convocation with the theme Church at the Intersections of Race and Sexuality.

Newly recovered from a car accident and missing A TOOTH, Jia facilitated a conversation between Eden Seminary alumni while Treasure attended a celebration of Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday party with my dad in Winston Salem, North Carolina. This was the conversation…

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ep 0. Who Raised You?

ft. Treasure Shields Redmond
& Karen (Jia Lian) Yang

Treasure Shields Redmond and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang are the co-hosts of Who Raised You? Podcast. We met while engaging in civil disobedience at The Muny's performance of Aida on the third anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown. We open this first episode with a Who Raised You? inaugural poem. Treasure has a chat with her father, the poet laureate of East St. Louis, Eugene Redmond, while Karen has a chat with her mother, an artist and Bible study teacher in San Jose, California. Sit down and join us for a kitchen table chat about Who Raised You? Podcast Season One. 

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ep 1. the sound of dissent 

ft. Koach Baruch Frazier

Koach Baruch Frazier is impossible to miss in St. Louis. His drumming has been called the "heartbeat of the movement" and he shares his spiritual leadership in his synagogue and on the streets. He is part of Justice Beats, which drums for protests and did 49 days of drumming in honor of those killed in the Pulse massacre. Join us for a kitchen table chat about remembering to breathe, the music of black church and Judaism, and revolutionary listening. 

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ep 2. drag 

ft. Joss Barton 

Joss Barton and Treasure Shields Redmond met at a poetry reading at Goodie House, a St. Louis intersectional literary scene serving truth, fire, love and free wine and snacks. Treasure was blown away by this fierce, beautiful Latinx woman, and they have been friends ever since. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up queer and adopted in rural Missouri, fashion and political expression, and how the queer imagination liberates its damn self.

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ep 3. don't touch my hair

ft. De Nichols

De Nichols and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang studied Social Work together at the Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis. Since then, De did the "big chop" and has embraced her hair as her crown. Treasure and De have roots in Memphis, so join us for a kitchen table chat about appearance and "professionalism," the Memphis hair scene and black power movement, and the importance of being unapologetically yourself.

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ep 4. church & state

ft. Brittini Gray (Ree Belle) 

Brittini Gray (Ree Belle) and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang attended Eden Theological Seminary together. They've grown leaps and bounds through those years, being formed as faith leaders in the midst of the Ferguson uprising. Join us for a kitchen table chat about faith-based organizing, twists and turns in our callings, and holding space for the questions. 

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ep 5. the master's tools 

ft. Sunni Hutton

Sunni Hutton and Treasure Shields Redmond are poets and educators. Treasure has been impressed by Sunni's leadership in Socialist Alternative and knew that Sunni would be able to speak about "The Master's Tools"  with respect to politics, poems, and education. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up poor and black in Kinloch in St. Louis County, attending Vanderbilt and navigating Teach for America, and how she decided to stay in St. Louis to do the work. 

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Kristen Trudo

Kristen Trudo lends their camera to capture radically tender photos for Who Raised You? Podcast.

the radical tenderness project is a soft space for folx at the intersections to breathe in the flowers. the following stories are told from the folx who know them best: those who have lived them. grateful to each of these humxns for the time and space and energy that they devoted to this project. you've made this space more tender by sharing your truth.

Photo credit: Jennifer Korman

Photo credit: Jennifer Korman

Aysia BerLynn

Our podcast features
music by Aysia BerLynn,
including her song "Stay" and a custom "Who Raised You?" track.

Aysia BerLynn is a neo-soul singer whose music is a blend of Alternative R&B, and pop with elements of soul, hip-hop, and minimalist R&B. In 2016, BerLynn began a journey into the world of photography under her company Be Public LLC. Join Aysia BerLynn as she embraces her Artistic abilities...

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Clair Antoine

Clair Antoine manages social media and operations for Who Raised You? Listening Collective.

Clair, who hails from Saint Louis, returned from Boston after serving as an administrative assistant to the Public Defender’s office in Boston District and at Harvard Business School. In 2014, Clair started a blog detailing their experience of holding themselves accountable as a white-passing person of color which is aimed at amplifying the voices of those holding marginalized identities. Over the course of those years, Clair has been lucky enough to work on several great projects including the Who Raised You? podcast and is grateful to be a part of this fantastic team.

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Our podcast is one of many produced by Andrew Warshauer, audio engineer, DJ, and musician.

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St. Louis Mag A-List 2019: Local Podcast

Who Raised You? Podcast made the St. Louis Mag A-List 2019 for Local Podcast. We’re blushing!