Quantum Theory

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Hosts Kellen and Mikailah welcome you to Quantum Theory. Listen in as we Black niimíipuu (Nez Perce) people come together to share our personal experiences of being biracial. Blood Quantum and the One Drop Rule were designed to directly affect our specific condition in society, so each conversation on this podcast is dedicated to amplifying Black Indigenous voices. Join us as we discuss current events, history, entertainment, business, culture, and becoming agents of change in our community.

púutimt wax̣ 'oymátat, Eighteen: Whoopi Help Corrina Pose
#18
Last Thursday at 6:00 PM

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah’s conversation jumps off with immediate talk about classic films like Corrina, Corrina and The Help. Join them as they discuss perspectives on capitalism, connect on modes of healing, and ask the age ol’ question to the haters: “ain’t you tired?!” Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax̣ 'uynéept, Seventeen: One Call Away
#17
10/14/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah discuss the struggles of working with Rez internet access; It’s no joke! Join them as they process their feelings around emotional challenges, joke around about thirst-trapping photos, and tap into current music trends.  Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax̣ 'oyláaqc, Sixteen: The Round Up
#16
10/07/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah apply an artistic eye to the week’s current events. Join them as they discuss topics from the importance of social interaction as human beings to the hypocrisy and racism found within cultural celebrations like the Pendleton Round-Up. Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax̣ páax̣at, Fifteen: You Had One Job
#15
09/30/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikaliah discuss The MTV Video Music Awards, the MET Gala, and problems with individualistic thinking. Join them as they chat out their different points of view and share insights on moving productively in the world as a creative.  Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax ̣píilept, Fourteen: Beads is Life
#14
09/23/2021

If there’s one thing that can really get co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah talking, it’s a discussion around beads. Join in as the two chat about their bead shopping sprees, touch on a few current events, and dive a bit deeper into the new hit show, Reservation Dogs. Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax ̣mitáat, Thirteen: Know Your History
#13
09/16/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah come together for another great episode of Quantum Theory.  Join them as they discuss current events, share self-help tips, and laugh at a few of the grand mysteries of life.   Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


púutimt wax ̣lepít, Twelve: We Back
#12
09/08/2021

Quantum Theory co-hosts discuss Mikailah’s experiences around the Santa Fe Indian Art Market 2021 and Kellen’s adventures around the Pacific Northwest. Join the two as they laugh through current events and share insights on some of the ongoing challenges around mental health.  Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._  


púutimt wax ̣náaqc, Eleven: Compilation One
#11
08/12/2021

Join co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah as they talk Black Native issues. This episode is a compilation of past conversations that touch on spirituality, Black identity, and the not-so-great side of tradition. Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._  


púutimt, Ten: Celebrate Good Times
#10
08/05/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah celebrate their tenth episode of Quantum Theory Podcast with some extra laughs. Listen in as the two discuss current events, share a few personal stories, and drop knowledge on Black and Indigenous experiences throughout history. Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


kúyc, Nine: Amil Mitchell
#9
07/29/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah are joined by special guest, Amil Mitchell. Coming from both Black and Native ancestry, these three and discuss dynamics of their upbringing, touch on Amil’s experiences of attending an HBCU, and so much more.  https://www.instagram.com/amilmitchell1/ Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


'oymátat, Eight: Elders First
#8
07/22/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah discuss balancing work and personal lives, honoring elders, and the use of capitalism as a tool. Join them as they begin to dive into the history of Christianity and how it affects their Black and Native communities. They even touch on the small things that make them happy. niimíipuutimt, Nez Perce Language Word(s) of the Day are: titéeq’is, oldest, elders, seniors (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 718); ‘ùuyit, beginning, the first one (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 1105).   Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagr...


'uynéept, Seven: Hair
#7
07/15/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikaliah start from the top: the challenges and successes of hair. Join them as they discuss the ins and outs of their unique perspectives on their hair journey. niimíipuutimt, Nez Perce Language Word(s) of the Day are: húukux, hair of head, rope of hair (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 178 Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy  


'oyláaqc, Six: Music, continued
#6
07/07/2021

Quantum Theory co-hosts discuss Mikailah’s past life as a mixtape DJ and her prowess as an event planner. Join them as they process their feelings about western concepts of therapy, touch on the power and history of music, and the experiences that influence their day to day lives. 


páax̣at, Five: Mic Capes
#5
07/01/2021

This week Kellen and Mikailah welcome special guest, Mic Capes. The group discusses music, the impacts it has on each person's individual life, and its overarching importance to society and history. Check out more about Mic Capes on Instagram and Facebook. https://www.instagram.com/miccapesraps/ https://www.facebook.com/Mic.Capes


píilept, Four: Tai Simpson
#4
06/24/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah are joined by Black niimíipuu powerhouse, Tai Simpson. They also discuss Juneteenth and the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. From Whoopi Goldberg to York of The Corps of Discovery, these two hosts media-reference their way through a fun conversation on current issues. niimíipuutimt, Nez Perce Language Word(s) of the Day are: cámok, black; cacmóoxcacmox titóoqan, Black people (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 5); cicámox, black one (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 20). cimúuk, to be black; cimúuxcimux titóoqan, a Black person (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 38).  Sho...


mitáat, Three: Media and Misrepresentation
#3
06/16/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah dive into Black and Native representation in mainstream media. Join them as they touch on their own experiences, current issues of misrepresentation, and their views on how to make a difference in the media moving forward. niimíipuutimt, Nez Perce "Word/Phrase of the Day": ‘caXíisXis, mountain goat (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 61); kú'nu, I don’t know (Nez Perce Dictionary, pg. 259). Shout out to Izzy for the music on our show. You can check him out on Instagram: @___izzy._


lepít, Two: Winter Hayes
#2
06/09/2021

Co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah discuss current events in the past week and welcome special guest, Winter Hayes. She is a Black and niimíipuu (Nez Perce) powerhouse and leader for her community. Winter graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law and is working at a private law firm, specializing in Native American Law.


náaqc. One.
#1
06/04/2021

Join us co-hosts Kellen and Mikailah in our premiere episode of Quantum Theory. We discuss current events and take a deep dive into Mental Health. Our niimíipuutimt (Nez Perce) word of the episode is: waq’iswíisa. I am alive. I am regaining my health. (Nez Perce Dictionary, page 827) You can use it as an affirmation in your life.