Episode 2 Recap | part two

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus.

This is part two of the recap episode for the series of podcast episodes that make up Nothing But a Number. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold openings--so you can get a full sense of where things will be when we pick back up.

In When do you start, which is episode 2.4, Kenya has to nurse a sick Lucas while trying to get him to actually take an active part in something important for his own career, and Tk, still thinking about the possibility of being an old rapping-teacher, tries to quit her job but is denied by the principle.

In The Great Compromise, Kenya goes out with the older guy to a Balkin Beat Box concert and later realizes that she’s actually more of kid than she realized. J goes to a college party and finds herself in a compromising situation with her young friend.

In Of Age yet? The party J’s at gets crashed by the police and her age save her from further embarrassment, Kenya helps Lucas get better but refuses to do anything more for this grown child, and Ty gets a surprise of her own when she finds out who her secret admirer is.

Kenya realizes that she’s still in the process of becoming a grownup as she makes a decision about her retaining wall, Tk realizes that she has to go all in with music or she’ll regret it, and Kenya finally meets her father’s new love interest--someone much younger.

You can find links to all of the artists featured here in your show notes. I actually recommend going back and listening to the full episodes of the podcast which includes the cold open segment. They give you a timely, sometimes even philosophical viewpoint to help introduce the theme of the episode.

Lastly, don’t forget to go to to get your copy of episode two, nothing but a number, for any amount that you want to give.

Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown

Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC


All music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by Kayona

Mona Wonderlick on Spotify:
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I'm Up In The Clouds by Le Gang
Le Gang - "Lo-Fi Beats & Chill" (Album) out on Spotify & Apple Music.
Le Gang on SoundCloud: @thisislegang
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Chillin in the 70s by Studio Monkey

Get The Balkan Party Started by @Soundroll

Things by @LiQWYD & @thisisLeGang :
Music by LiQWYD & Le Gang - Free download:
INSTAGRAM: Music by @LiQWYD & @thisislegang

Balkan Partizoni By @Soundroll

Strange by Aden @musicbyaden

Quirky Latin by Pink Zebra

Escape by @Niwel

Reveal by Ikson
Stream/buy Ikson music:
- Spotify:
- Soundcloud: @ikson

Zdarmania by @Niwel

Wasted Years by @Inossi

Relax, man by Le Gang
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Sunflower by @Soybmusic
Track: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]
Music provided by Audio Library Plus
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Bisiesto by Hiracutch

Hidden Trails by Broke in Summer

Undone by Mona Wonderlick

Look To The Future by Mike Leite @mikeleite

About the Podcast

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Of Music and Men
Of Music and Men is an episodic story presented in podcast format that takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating perhaps the country's most colorful dating scene, while delving into the life of Kenya...

About your host

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Kayona Ebony Brown

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona is the recipient of multiple awards for her writing and filmmaking, as she continues to build her career independently.