Empowerment Starts Here

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The Case of Two Times (Ep22)

Empowerment Starts Here with Jerry B. Seus (click here to listen to the episode).

Scroll down to access links and other resources mentioned in Episode 22- “The Case of Two Times.”


This episode is based on a song entitled Two Times written and performed by the informant.  I first heard Two Times while hanging out with my niece and was compelled by the beat.  I asked her the name of the artist and was quite surprised when I found out it was her boyfriend.

Two days later when he came to have lunch with the family, I wanted to know if he would be interested in letting me interview him.  There were powerful lines in the lyrics and believed they would offer important power nuggets to unpack.

In the case segment of the episode, you will here Jerry B talk about his writing process; about his emotional life and the gender bias he believes society holds about emotions; and about the role of failure as necessary for succeeding.

Of course there is more to the conversation than just the case.  Jerry B tells us about what’s going on in his current life (graduation, a football scholarship and his upcoming military career).  He talks about intrapersonal power as being the most challenging in terms of taking advantage of second-chance learning.  And, he talks about being a man of faith and how getting baptized a second time around was a personal decision.

In the close out of the show, I connect Jerry B’s discussion on emotions to memory and talk about the role of emotions and metacognition on the learning process.

I am thankful for the conversation and am truly excited as Jerry B moves into adulthood.  Exciting times are ahead!!

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Key Points Discussed:

  • Success and failure; one cannot succeed if one does not know how to fail
  • Emotions are a normal part of living
  • A writing process for songs versus a writing process for poems
  • Baptism and faith
  • Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as necessary for human development

Resources and Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Dye’s 1st favorite lyric (discussed and played):  “Two times. I pray to God two times that He will do his work through me.”

Dye’s 2nd favorite lyric (discussed and played):  “Has the new me become the enemy. Maybe I am just now beginning to see. I finally am who I am meant to be.”

Listen to the full song here:  https://soundcloud.com/erry-euss/2-times-prod-by-30hertzbeats-mixed-by-lorenzo-cole

Terms and Concepts:

Poetry, Songs/Music, writing, emotions, Christianity, metacogition, cognitive disonnance

Other Episodes Mentioned:

Ep11- The Case of Knowing and Learning

Ep19- The Case of Black Women Loving White Men

Ep 21- The Case of Family Secrets


In the close-out, I mis-communicated the exact wording of one of the lyrics.  However, the wording above is correct (1st favorite lyric).

Please feel free to let me if you catch other mistakes.  Thanks!!

The Full Link for the Episode…


Please visit our Episodes at a Glance page to get a full episode list for Seasons 1 and 2.

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