In the season 1 finale Mics Uncut ventures far outside of its comfort zone with Sylvia Shults, Ghost Hunter & Investigator of Paranormal Activity. Author of Fractured Spirits & 44 Years of Darkness, Sylvia, admits to a deficit of natural abilities when it comes to exploring the supernatural as a Medium, Psychic or even a Sensitive; however, she shares a seducing interest in the unknown which developed in her childhood and later served as the catalyst for her phenomenal career. With an inquisitive and clear respect, Ahavah, unearths mind-boggling tips including the use of investigative tools, such as, REM-pods and digital voice recorders, as well as, safety and the importance of a witness to corroborate your discovery! In the ghastly end, Sylvia proclaims that the most valuable and reliable piece of equipment one can possess will always be your own body, senses and judgment.
Mics Uncut S1E9 welcomes Nikki Joy, Folk Guitarist and fervent advocate of growing up not old. Nikki represents a large family of musical talents and is diligently working to wow the world with her works and songs such as, Fantasy; an enchanting piece that mesmerizes listeners and sweeps them away into a childlike and magical realm of boundless dreams. Nikki is ever-evolving and fluid like her spirited music, but she’s not all fairy-tale. When she’s not performing at open mics throughout the city, she’s attending highly prestigious song-writing conferences attended via invitation only for the purposes of sharpening her skills and inevitably better enabling her to share her truest joy.
Mics Uncut S1E8 welcomes Tina Hobson, Motivational Speaker and Executive Producer of the film Judged At First Sight, a documentary that highlights Vitiligo; the skin disorder that afflicted her at the tender age of 8. Despite the world’s best efforts, she continues to emerge victoriously telling her story of resilience and strength to promote awareness and encourage others to never succumb to criticism or ridicule. With the ever-present support of her family, Tina eagerly submits herself as a willing vessel purposed to spread God’s message of faith and triumph.
Mics Uncut S1E7 welcomes Jen Purcell, Psychiatric Nurse and self-published Author of a memoir, Growing Up Mad; a gripping and heart-felt page-turner recalling her life experiences, including her adolescent qualms with her sexuality and bouts with crack-cocaine
in adulthood. However, the pulse of this infectious work is undoubtedly a first-hand account of her bewildered experiences witnessing the transformation of her mother who suddenly suffered a heart attack; triggering psychosis in the form of Paranoid Schizophrenia. Jen’s evolving strength drew from her committed grandparents and her own education which developed on a life-long pursuit to understand the disease that imprisoned her mother.
Mics Uncut S1E6 welcomes Alden Braddock, Mental Health Practitioner, Poet, and self-identified recovering drug addict as he humbly shares his battle with drug addiction and the keys to his ongoing recovery. With a blatant transparency, Alden vividly discusses how his innate hunger to cure an existential unrest led to an intermingling of self-destructive and isolating events from which he steadfastly fought to overcome. With a genuine and insightful compassion, Ahavah Mauré seeks to explore the motives, the glories, and the pitfalls of this multifarious mind.
Mics Uncut S1E5 explores the inspirations and sentiments of Black Efron, singer, rapper and holder of ReverbNation’s #1 spot for hip/hop in Peoria. Efron boldy taunts the status quo, asking, “Why can’t originality exist?” asserting to remain true to his fans and his family who he feels an obligation never to conform. Efron prides himself on being a versatile Artist; appealing to various demographics and tastes. Listen as we explore titillating themes, including, the impact of music on admiring youth and the peace of mind achieved only via creative freedom.
Mics Uncut lives up to its name in S1E4 with this controversial interview with Peoria native, Rich P Evolon; Rapper and regarded Activist. Rich P shares his motivations to live as oppose to just existing and how he utilized rap to secure better opportunities and escape criminality. He further shares his desires to uplift and unite people with his music via education and accountability of the elite which is further discussed and unapologetically articulated on, Lovable, a hard-hitting track from his latest album, Trap Hop. No question is off limits as Ahavah Mauré takes a closer look at the messages in Rich P’s music regarding acculturation, racism, and exploitation of the marginalized from a black man’s perspective in America.
Mics Uncut S1E3 welcomes Anne Peterson, Publisher of various entities including blogs, poetry & children’s books, devotions and a memoir which are currently available in 23 countries. Anne is also a self-taught business woman and proud grandmother whose story of endurance, strength and resilience is bravely revealed in her Memoir, Broken: A Story of Abuse and Survival. Listen intently as Anne reveals basic instruction for the novice in application, as well as, sound wisdom understood by only those who succeed.
Mics Uncut S1E2 moves steadily ahead with Megan Riley, Bradley Student, Poet and self-identified Rape Survivor. Be helplessly engaged as Megan shares her struggle with regaining control of her life while also fighting to protect her voice and debunk commonly perpetuated myths. The right to self-expression and women’s sexuality are boldly explored themes as Ahavah Mauré and Megan challenge double-standards, victim-blaming, women as asexual beings and the lack of right to say, “No.”
Mics Uncut debuts with St. Louis Native, Louis Conphliction, Slam Champion, seasoned traveler and former Poet of the Year per the St. Louis Star Awards; 2016. In the Pilot, Ahavah Mauré sets the tone for the season with an intimate discussion about relatable challenges artists face concerning their images, as well as, their own preconceived notions and expectations. Enjoy the dynamic Louis Conphlication, self-described as “Not an Entertainer, but Entertainment itself” as he organically reveals his inner-most pursuits and woes in an effortlessly complimentary, intellectually stimulating exchange.