Society & Culture

Streaming Is King Feat. Nina Parker

podcast November 4, 2022

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This week Bridget Kelly and Mandii B are joined by Emmy nominated television host and fashion designer Nina Parker for some grown (20:20 ), honest (47:00) , and slightly toxic conversations (1:07:00 ). 


  • All money isn’t good money, so how do you maintain your integrity while also securing the bag $$ (10:00)
  • A bad temper is like being an alcoholic, you have to work at it everyday to remain “calm” or “sober” 
  • Nina shares what it was like to host Love & Hip Hop Reunions, maintaining composure, navigating “passionate” aka rude live audience members, and the social media backlash post interview (17:00)

GROWN (20:20) 

  • Nina shifting from broadcast/ tv networks to hosting a 6 episode series with streaming company Netflix for the show Buy My House (22:20)
  • How to be okay with turning down opportunities and how Nina learned how to trust her instincts (25:00) 
  • Hosting can be a gig to gig industry, what does a mogul era look like for hosts? (28:00)
  • Nina shares the tumultuous beginning of her career: Moving back in with her parents, working at a call center, feeling drained every (30:00) 
  • Nina shares what it was like to work at TMZ and the steps she took to propel her career (38:00)
  • Journalistic responsibility to vet the validity of stories (40:00)

HONEST: (47:00)

  • Instagram is working on a feature that will let people choose a background song while scrolling on the feed (47:00)
  • The ladies share songs that were on their myspace pages 
  • Nina talks about being the first Black Designer with a Plus-Size collection in Macy’s Nina Parker Debuts Plus-Size Collection With Macy’s (54:00)
  • Finding the correct size doesn’t make someone a stylist (59:00)
  • How to communicate needs despite being typecasted as “the angry black women” (1:00:00)


  • How to identify “I’m giving someone grace” vs. “this relationship is actually toxic”
  • Shadow work: Working with your unconscious mind to uncover the parts of yourself that you repress and hide from yourself. (1:09:00) 
  • How do you deal with being the friend that is “never approached” (1:15:00)
  • Why we shouldn’t have friends we can’t be vulnerable with (1:20:00)
  • You can’t be everyone’s “type”, and that is OKAY! 
  • Being plus sized is sometimes a super power (1:24:00)
  • Signs that a man is insecure: Possessiveness, ostentatiousness, (1:26:00)

FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:33:00): Love & Hip Hop Cast Members


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