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Nov 9, 2021

When Lee Ardoin moved from his small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas to Houston in eighth grade, a new world of possibilities opened up. He found himself getting rules for life from his basketball coach. His teammates invited him into their well-appointed homes. Lee started asking questions. "What do your parents do?" And that lead him to the realization that he didn't need athleticism to make it big.

Lee currently works in the records department at a Houston law firm by day, and works on a variety of creative endeavors the rest of his waking hours. 365 Brothers guests are often mid- or late-career, but today we get to hear from a Brother whose just getting started.

Favorite songs: Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter by Kendrick Lamar. Also, Tyler, The Creator, Teezo Touchdown - RUNITUP.

Favorite words: “I don't regret anything, to regret anything I've ever done is to regret the awareness I have today and I am so not sorry!” - Brittany Renner.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.