#14 Willonius Hatcher- Comedian, Writer, Negro.

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In this episode, Tanmay Shah interviews Vilonis Hatcher, a stand-up comedian, author, filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and screenwriter. They discuss Vilonis’s journey as a comedian, writer, and musician, as well as his experiences with social audio platforms like Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces. Vilonis also shares insights into his creative process, his book ‘Look Like a Man, Act Like a Bitch,’ and his involvement in projects like Black Twitter Inc. and the Black Meta Festival. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the black experience, social issues, NFTs, and comedy. The guest shares insights on the black experience, cultural differences, and the impact of the George Floyd incident. They also discuss social issues in India, the importance of gratitude, and the future of work. Additionally, the guest talks about NFTs, their art, and their participation in the Black Metaverse festival. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the guest’s plans for the future.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00 Introducing Vilonis Hatcher: A Multifaceted Creative
03:25 The Impact of Social Audio Platforms on Creativity
05:45 Unveiling ‘Look Like a Man, Act Like a Bitch’
36:13 Exploring the Black Experience and Cultural Differences
45:03 Gratitude and Social Issues: A Global Perspective
01:03:29 NFTs and the Future of Digital Art



• Vilonis Hatcher’s diverse creative journey as a comedian, writer, and musician.
• Insights into the impact of social audio platforms like Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces on creative expression.
• The concept and inspiration behind Vilonis’s book ‘Look Like a Man, Act Like a Bitch.’
• Vilonis’s involvement in projects like Black Twitter Inc. and the Black Meta Festival. The black experience is rich and diverse, with unique cultural differences within the community.
• Gratitude is important, and it’s essential to recognize the abundance in one’s life.
• NFTs and the Black Metaverse festival represent the future of digital art and cultural expression.
• The future of work will require continuous learning and adaptation to stay relevant in a changing landscape.


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