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Colour Out The Box

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COLOUR OUT THE BOX

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“Simply conversation between friends….” COLOUR OUT THE BOX.Started as way for host Mo (@moactually) to document her weekly conversations with friends, about their everyday lived experiences, has now grown into an online community that gives a voice to people of the African and Afro Caribbean Diaspora to tell stories and share their unique take, all whilst navigating the complexities of modern life.A podcast that covers everything from racial politics in the workplace, the perils of online dating, absurd happenings in pop-culture or even pondering what it means to be Black and British. Just a few of the topics, we open up for discussion giving our personal perspective.“I'm Mo (@MoActuallyUK) the voice behind the microphone, founder, producer and terrible tea maker. I love podcasts, creating and consuming, so COLOUR OUT THE BOX, remains a labour of love. I wanted to create something that someone like me *Coughs in their 30s* would listen to and talk about within my circle of friends “. Thoughts, comments, questions and feedback all welcome so contact us on social media @ColourOutTheBox #ColourOutTheBox. Or if you have a little more to articulate why not email us at: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com.

Latest Episodes

Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

Demi Harper is back to talk with Mo. We talk about Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, August Alsina and that “Red Table Talk”. Exploring entanglements and power dynamics in relationships. Demi gives his viewpoint about Black creatives, supporting Black business and empowering our spending power. Life after lockdown, with many of us facing unemployment, coming back from furlough and adjusting to the new normal post Covid-19, we discuss next steps, whilst still managing your mental health and well-being. About our guest co-host Demi Harper, Brand Strategists: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_demiharper/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_demiharper Website: https://www.demiharper.com/ Link to ebook: https://demiharper.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=694b56624da888dca3fb215f9&id=b599181efc Resources mentioned during the podcast: @jgwellbeing Sharing daily quotes to help with mental wellbeing: https://www.instagram.com/jgwellbeing/ / Black Minds Matter U.K: https://www.blackmindsmatteruk...

84 minJUL 13
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Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

New from myself Mo and Stav, The Expansion Podcast https://linktr.ee/theexpansionpod SUBSCRIBE, LISTEN & SHARE..... Available on your favourite podcast platforms. Welcome to The Expansion Podcast, the podcast for podcasters and lovers of the audio space, hosted by Stav (@StavrosBoss) 1/5th of the “Eloquently Saying Nothing Podcast” and Mo (@moactuallyUK) the founder behind “Colour Out The Box Podcast and Blog”. The two have come together to host a show for your audio entertainment. Trying to start your own podcast, already have a show you want to take to the next level or simply interested in taking a peek behind the audio curtain, then this is a show for you. Mo and Stav talk Money, Audio and Content, whilst sharing their personal, sometimes conflicting takes, joined by some very familiar podcaster voices from your favourite shows. Find the Expansion Pod on all socials Twitter @TheExpansionPod Instrgram @TheExpansionPod If you are a podcaster that wants to be featured on the sh...

1 minJUL 2
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NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

Mo, Jay and Bim discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode finale, while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox...

81 minJUN 18
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Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

EP.72 The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? Mo is joined by guest May, returnee guest co-host. We talk about Black Lives Matter being on the world agenda as protests continue globally, including London and around the UK. Discussing race with work colleagues and the pressure to be the black representative. The main discussion centers around the stereotype and trope of the “Strong Black Women”. We explore the origins and how the stereotype can be damaging to black women’s wellbeing. Including medical bias and the risk in child birth. We look at examples in the media and how we are perceived by others around us. Referencing public figures such as Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and more. Resources mentioned during the podcast: Amanda Wright “The problem with the strong black woman stereotype' BBC short documentary” https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/the-problem-with-the-strong-black-woman-stereotype/p07sbxv9 The Take ”The Strong Black Woman Trope, Expl...

75 minJUN 15
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The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

Mo and Jay, discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 6), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colo...

44 minMAY 20
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Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

Mo is joined by guest Davida, of Wonders of Wanders, who talks blogging , travel and more: “Wonders of Wanders is for those who love stories, authentic connections and serendipitous encounters.” We discuss the growing cost of living in London and the impact of Transport For London (TFL) Bailout. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Public transport must now be the last resort.” Dating in lockdown: Virtual dates and Social Distancing romantic meet-ups. About guest co-host Davida: Website: http://wondersofwanders.com | Twitter: https://twitter.com/wondersowanders | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wondersowanders/ | Facebook: Wonders of Wanders Resources mentioned during the podcast: Belly Mujinga https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga / Remote podcasting twitter thread / https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/status/1260892435107979265?s=20 / The Barbershop Chronicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxfr9tSsSc&t=793s / This episode was recorded r...

78 minMAY 18
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Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

Insecure Lowkey Distant, COTB Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 69

Mo and Jay, discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 3), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=9PhnqFnHRdiyYemaf_nDYw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/ Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com Visit the newly updated website: http://colouroutthebox.com

44 minAPR 29
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Insecure Lowkey Distant, COTB Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 69

Home Schooling, Furlough, IG Battles & Repeat: Episode 68

Guest May, school Deputy Head and Educator, gives an insider view of the education system during the global pandemic, including tips and advice on keeping children occupied whilst at home. We talk Furlough and ask the question, should big companies expect a bailout from the government? Richard Branson (Virgin) and Victoria Beckham are current examples in the news. Being an extrovert or introvert during lockdown, who is coping best? May and Mo also talk Instagram sound clashes/ battles: Teddy Riley Vs Babyface and Mariah Vs Beyoncé. Resources mentioned during the podcast: BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize / Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy / No Signal Radio https://www.theresnosignal.com/listen / This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colourou...

70 minAPR 29
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Home Schooling, Furlough, IG Battles & Repeat: Episode 68

Insecure: Toxic Friends & Low Key Feellin’ Myself FEAT: Mo & Jay: Episode 67

Mo and returnee co-host Jay, discuss the return of HBO Insecure: We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 1), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Toxic femininity and friendship. Ghosting and mental health. Interracial and multi person dating. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/ Email us your...

48 minAPR 15
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Insecure: Toxic Friends & Low Key Feellin’ Myself FEAT: Mo & Jay: Episode 67

Polyamorous Relationships & Only Fans, FT: Wize Grazette: Episode 66

EMo and guest Wize Grazette of the Indie Creative Network: Wize is back to have a very honest and open conversation about being in a polyamorous relationship, explaining what that means to him and how he navigates his day to day relationships. Mo asks all the questions and hopefully helps to dispel the common myths and misconceptions. The candid conversations continue as Wize explains why he recently setup an Only Fans account, explaining how he is expanding his social media presence and content onto a new platform. https://onlyfans.com/therealwize We explore maintaining the balance between privacy and promoting your personal brand. This episode was recorded (25th March 2020) remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. Highlight of the week: The World Health Organization: https://www.who.int House Party App: https://houseparty.com The Mandem Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/themandempodcast Hashtag balance Podcast: https://anchor.fm...

55 minAPR 6
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Polyamorous Relationships & Only Fans, FT: Wize Grazette: Episode 66

Latest Episodes

Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

Demi Harper is back to talk with Mo. We talk about Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, August Alsina and that “Red Table Talk”. Exploring entanglements and power dynamics in relationships. Demi gives his viewpoint about Black creatives, supporting Black business and empowering our spending power. Life after lockdown, with many of us facing unemployment, coming back from furlough and adjusting to the new normal post Covid-19, we discuss next steps, whilst still managing your mental health and well-being. About our guest co-host Demi Harper, Brand Strategists: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_demiharper/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_demiharper Website: https://www.demiharper.com/ Link to ebook: https://demiharper.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=694b56624da888dca3fb215f9&id=b599181efc Resources mentioned during the podcast: @jgwellbeing Sharing daily quotes to help with mental wellbeing: https://www.instagram.com/jgwellbeing/ / Black Minds Matter U.K: https://www.blackmindsmatteruk...

84 minJUL 13
Comments
Shaking The Red Table, Being A Black Creative & Special Announcements: FEAT @_demiharper: Episode 74

NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

New from myself Mo and Stav, The Expansion Podcast https://linktr.ee/theexpansionpod SUBSCRIBE, LISTEN & SHARE..... Available on your favourite podcast platforms. Welcome to The Expansion Podcast, the podcast for podcasters and lovers of the audio space, hosted by Stav (@StavrosBoss) 1/5th of the “Eloquently Saying Nothing Podcast” and Mo (@moactuallyUK) the founder behind “Colour Out The Box Podcast and Blog”. The two have come together to host a show for your audio entertainment. Trying to start your own podcast, already have a show you want to take to the next level or simply interested in taking a peek behind the audio curtain, then this is a show for you. Mo and Stav talk Money, Audio and Content, whilst sharing their personal, sometimes conflicting takes, joined by some very familiar podcaster voices from your favourite shows. Find the Expansion Pod on all socials Twitter @TheExpansionPod Instrgram @TheExpansionPod If you are a podcaster that wants to be featured on the sh...

1 minJUL 2
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NEW: The Expansion Podcast, Subscribe Now

Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

Mo, Jay and Bim discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode finale, while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox...

81 minJUN 18
Comments
Insecure Season Finale Lowkey Lost, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 73

The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

EP.72 The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? Mo is joined by guest May, returnee guest co-host. We talk about Black Lives Matter being on the world agenda as protests continue globally, including London and around the UK. Discussing race with work colleagues and the pressure to be the black representative. The main discussion centers around the stereotype and trope of the “Strong Black Women”. We explore the origins and how the stereotype can be damaging to black women’s wellbeing. Including medical bias and the risk in child birth. We look at examples in the media and how we are perceived by others around us. Referencing public figures such as Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and more. Resources mentioned during the podcast: Amanda Wright “The problem with the strong black woman stereotype' BBC short documentary” https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/the-problem-with-the-strong-black-woman-stereotype/p07sbxv9 The Take ”The Strong Black Woman Trope, Expl...

75 minJUN 15
Comments
The “Strong” Black Woman Trope, damaging or empowering? :Episode 72

Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

Mo and Jay, discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 6), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=wiGdwI_qSPqaBSS4Frbbyw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colo...

44 minMAY 20
Comments
Insecure Lowkey Done, Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 71

Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

Mo is joined by guest Davida, of Wonders of Wanders, who talks blogging , travel and more: “Wonders of Wanders is for those who love stories, authentic connections and serendipitous encounters.” We discuss the growing cost of living in London and the impact of Transport For London (TFL) Bailout. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Public transport must now be the last resort.” Dating in lockdown: Virtual dates and Social Distancing romantic meet-ups. About guest co-host Davida: Website: http://wondersofwanders.com | Twitter: https://twitter.com/wondersowanders | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wondersowanders/ | Facebook: Wonders of Wanders Resources mentioned during the podcast: Belly Mujinga https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga / Remote podcasting twitter thread / https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox/status/1260892435107979265?s=20 / The Barbershop Chronicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxfr9tSsSc&t=793s / This episode was recorded r...

78 minMAY 18
Comments
Wonders of Wanders, London & Lockdown Love: Episode 70

Insecure Lowkey Distant, COTB Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 69

Mo and Jay, discuss HBO Insecure, in their post-show “Wine Down” We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 3), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Check out our Insecure Music Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XdgcE0dGeX33vPL4PDjy0?si=9PhnqFnHRdiyYemaf_nDYw This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/ Email us your thoughts, feedback and questions: ColourOutTheBox@gmail.com Visit the newly updated website: http://colouroutthebox.com

44 minAPR 29
Comments
Insecure Lowkey Distant, COTB Wine Down & Debrief: Episode 69

Home Schooling, Furlough, IG Battles & Repeat: Episode 68

Guest May, school Deputy Head and Educator, gives an insider view of the education system during the global pandemic, including tips and advice on keeping children occupied whilst at home. We talk Furlough and ask the question, should big companies expect a bailout from the government? Richard Branson (Virgin) and Victoria Beckham are current examples in the news. Being an extrovert or introvert during lockdown, who is coping best? May and Mo also talk Instagram sound clashes/ battles: Teddy Riley Vs Babyface and Mariah Vs Beyoncé. Resources mentioned during the podcast: BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize / Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy / No Signal Radio https://www.theresnosignal.com/listen / This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colourou...

70 minAPR 29
Comments
Home Schooling, Furlough, IG Battles & Repeat: Episode 68

Insecure: Toxic Friends & Low Key Feellin’ Myself FEAT: Mo & Jay: Episode 67

Mo and returnee co-host Jay, discuss the return of HBO Insecure: We break down our thoughts on the episode (Season 4, Episode 1), while exploring the themes and relating to our own personal experiences and share stories. Toxic femininity and friendship. Ghosting and mental health. Interracial and multi person dating. Mo and Jay explore the true love story of the show, that is the friendship between Issa and Molly, whilst predicting if Issa and Lawrence will ever get back together. This episode was recorded remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE, your review will be featured on the show. Guest co-host: Jay: Instagram: https://instagram.com/saikiriartguide?igshid=1wd4njqssxoby “#ColourOutTheBox” Visit the newly updated website:http://colouroutthebox.com Twitter: @colouroutthebox: https://twitter.com/ColourOutTheBox Instagram: @colouroutthebox: https://www.instagram.com/colouroutthebox/ Email us your...

48 minAPR 15
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Insecure: Toxic Friends & Low Key Feellin’ Myself FEAT: Mo & Jay: Episode 67

Polyamorous Relationships & Only Fans, FT: Wize Grazette: Episode 66

EMo and guest Wize Grazette of the Indie Creative Network: Wize is back to have a very honest and open conversation about being in a polyamorous relationship, explaining what that means to him and how he navigates his day to day relationships. Mo asks all the questions and hopefully helps to dispel the common myths and misconceptions. The candid conversations continue as Wize explains why he recently setup an Only Fans account, explaining how he is expanding his social media presence and content onto a new platform. https://onlyfans.com/therealwize We explore maintaining the balance between privacy and promoting your personal brand. This episode was recorded (25th March 2020) remotely as we all continue with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine, Stay Home and Stay Safe. Highlight of the week: The World Health Organization: https://www.who.int House Party App: https://houseparty.com The Mandem Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/themandempodcast Hashtag balance Podcast: https://anchor.fm...

55 minAPR 6
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Polyamorous Relationships & Only Fans, FT: Wize Grazette: Episode 66
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