Hip-Hop Can Save America! The Podcast



The “Hip-Hop Can Save America!” podcast explores the innovative, inspiring, and sometimes surprising ways in which hip-hop music, culture, and sensibilities are being applied in areas such as education, science/technology, and health/wellness, among others, to improve lives, livelihoods, and communities throughout the nation, across all demographics.

Dubbed “The World’s Smartest Hip-Hop Podcast,” the show is produced, edited, and hosted by award-winning journalist Manny Faces, and has been selected as “recommended material” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Ernie Paniccioli interview on Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast


Previous Episodes

Improving Public Health With Hip-Hop - Lori Rose Benson

Improving Public Health With Hip-Hop: Lori Rose Benson from Hip Hop Public Health

Lori Rose Benson, CEO and Executive Director of Hip Hop Public Health, a nonprofit that is "building health equity" through Hip Hop.
Social Justice Hip-Hop News Beat Podcast

Social Justice Meets Hip-Hop With Groundbreaking News Beat Podcast [LIVE 09-09-2020]

Award-winning News Beat podcast powerfully blends high-level social justice journalism with Hip-Hop music and original lyrics.
Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Working with Institutions and Empowering Youth with Mikal Amin

Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Working with Institutions and Empowering Youth with Mikal Amin [LIVE 09-10-2020]

Our guest on this episode, teaching and recording artist, educator, curator and Hip-Hop education advocate Mikal Amin
Ernie Paniccioli interview on Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast

Legendary Hip-Hop Photographer, Ernie Paniccioli [LIVE 09-08-20]

Our guest on this episode, legendary Hip-Hop photographer and author, Ernie Paniccioli
The art, science and universal applications of Freestyle Rap with David "BS" Bradshaw

The Art, Science, Brilliance, and Universal Applications of Freestyle Rap with David “BS” Bradshaw

How a sub-set of Hip-Hop can help enhance linguistic skills, mental acuity, and self-confidence, from the streets to the corporate boardroom.
Adum7 (fka MeccaGodzilla) interview on Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast

Hip-Hop Musicmaking, Black Panther, Healthy Living with ADUM7 [LIVE 09-03-20]

Our guest on this episode, multi-talented artist and producer, Adum7 (fka MeccaGodzilla, Ravage)
Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast livestream

Hip-Hop and Social Justice with Silent Knight [LIVE 09-01-20]

Award-winning News Beat podcast artist in residence, Innocence Project ambassador, frontman for the incredible Band Called FUSE, and all-around cool cat, SILENT KNIGHT
Gangstagrass Podcast Interview: Hip-Hop & Bluegrass

Hip-Hop, Bluegrass & Freedom with Gangstagrass

Mashing up Hip-Hop and Bluegrass -- Groundbreakingly creative or a match made in unholy matrimony? Fusion group Gangstagrass says, just you listen.
Can't Stop Hop-Hop: The Education Movement at Harvard - Podcast recap

Can’t Stop Hip-Hop Education at Harvard University

We recap a conference at one of the most prestigious educational institutions examining how Hip-Hop music and culture can influence and uplift education.
Podcast episode - Interview with Dr. Lauren Leigh Kelly - Hip-Hop Education

How To ‘Keep It Real’ When It Comes To Hip-Hop Based Education – Dr....

Dr. Lauren Kelly teaches teachers how to teach using Hip-Hop music & culture -- We talk about why it works, and some things to watch out for. Plus, info on the Hip-Hop Youth Research & Activism conference.
Ben Merlis interview - Juice Crew, Cold Chillin' Records book

The Influence of Cold Chillin’ Records & the Juice Crew with Ben Merlis

Interview with Ben Merlis, author of Goin’ Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin’ Records, exploring their influence on Hip-Hop history.

Hip-Hop Diplomacy with Mark Katz [Next Level]

The power of hip-hop diplomacy -- Using hip-hop to foster goodwill and bridge cultural divides across the globe.
Hip-Hop Music Education with Jarritt Sheel

Hip-Hop Music Education with Jarritt Sheel (Berklee College of Music)

Podcast interview with Jarritt Sheel of the Berklee College of Music about hip-hop music education, teaching hip-hop as music.
Hip-Hop and computer programming, coding - Podcast interview

Hip-Hop + Computer Coding with Richard Achee (Google, Python MC)

Interview with Google's Richard Achee who created 'Python MC' which uses hip-hop music to teach young people the basics of computer coding.

What The Jay-Z / NFL Deal Is Still Missing – AUDITORIAL

For a few days, the Jay-Z / NFL deal was all that anyone in hip-hop or sports was talking about. It was polarizing, and many people felt many types of ways about it. Now, after some time has passed, there remains one glaring mistake.

Hip-Hop Can Save America! Podcast Update + Jay Z’s REAL Mistake? – AUDITORIAL

An update on the future of our groundbreaking Hip-Hop Can Save America! podcast, plus, a quick take on hip-hop, social justice, and the one...
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings - Hip-Hop Education pioneer, interview

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings [Hip-Hop Education Pioneer] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’...

The O.G. of culturally relevant pedagogy, the foundation of hip-hop-based education. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE HIP-HOP CAN SAVE AMERICA! PODCAST FOR FREE Many of...
Tierney Oberhammer [Hip-Hop Education[ - Interview

Tierney Oberhammer of Flocabulary [Hip-Hop Education] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’...

Tierney Oberhammer is Director of Production at Flocabulary, working with rappers, singers & producers to make music that aligns with K-12 curriculum.
Ben Ortiz - Cornell Hip Hop Collection - Interview

Ben Ortiz [Hip-Hop Archiving, Hip-Hop Education] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’...

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE HIP-HOP CAN SAVE AMERICA! PODCAST FOR FREE Now, through the years, particularly when speaking to folks who don’t necessarily...
Baba Brinkman Interview [Hip-Hop theater, science]

Baba Brinkman [Hip-Hop Theater, Science] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’ Podcast

In this episode, Manny Faces speaks with one of the innovators who has been rocking hip-hop theater for well over a decade in a...
Sage Salvo Interview

Sage Salvo [Hip-Hop Education, Literacy]

On this episode, Manny Faces speaks to artist, educator and entrepreneur Gil Perkins, aka Sage Salvo who, founded a literacy program called Words Liive.
Kevin Kosanovich interview

Kevin Kosanovich [Hip-Hop Archiving, Education]

Kevin Kosanovich founded the College of William & Mary Hip Hop Collection dedicated to documenting and preserving Virginia’s hip-hop history
Mikal Amin Interview

Mikal Amin [Hip-Hop Education, Events]

Mikal Amin (fka The Hired Gun) an interdisciplinary hip-hop artist and educator who has been manifesting music and message since 2000.
Hip Hop Fundamentals - Interview - Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast

Hip Hop Fundamentals [Hip-Hop Dance, Education]

Hip Hop Fundamentals is an educational company run by breakdancers, using "Breaking" to teach academic content, youth empowerment, and social issues.

Dr. Ian Levy [Hip-Hop Education, Hip-Hop Counseling, Therapy]

This episode, Manny Faces talks with Dr. Ian Levy about hip-hop and school counseling. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE HIP-HOP CAN SAVE AMERICA! PODCAST...
Hip-Hop education, hip-hop civics education

Dr. Bettina Love [Hip-Hop Education, Civics]

On this inaugural episode, host Manny Faces is joined by Dr. Bettina Love, an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at...