One half of the hosts on That's Dope! Podcast! The brains of the operation who edits and works on the podcast, has more hair, and usually is the more nerdy of the two. He works at Funimation Entertainment.
Godswill Ugwa Jr has hosted 80 Episodes.
Black Lives Matter 1: One Piece and the Protest Experience
June 12th, 2020 | Season 2 | 2 hrs 13 mins
anime, black, black lives matter, blm, cops, one piece, protests
During this month of June, we're interviewing all types of voices within the Black Lives Matter movement. Starting off this short series, Godswill interviews Krystal, a leading Black voice in the anime world who also attended some of the protests within Los Angeles. And of course the two geek about One Piece for awhile. Listen to the chat now!
Hungry for God w/ Serine
May 22nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 58 mins 31 secs
Godswill gets serious for once with his friend Serine to talk about Muslims fasting the month of Ramadan! Godswill with his Christian perspective takes the time to ask questions about Islam and to reflect on his experience with fasting, especially now during the shelter-in-place conditions. Check out this enlightening episode now.
Blessing the Bass w/ Bubby
May 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 3 mins
anime, bass, dragon ball z, guitar, jhene aiko, one piece, snoop dogg
Bubby Lewis is a legendary bassist who has toured with Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, and many others as well as his own solo tours throughout the world. He has his own studio album and continues to play worldwide with many greats. And we got him on the podcast to talk about anime! Join this fun episode where Godswill learns about his history, talks about his anime inspirations, and much more for a good hour.
Remember When... w/ David Le
April 23rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 57 mins 6 secs
anime, anime club, conventions, cosplay, yuru camp
Godswill catches up with an old friend with who he started an anime club with in college, David. The two spend the hour going down memory lane from adventures in college, past conventions, and the anime club they started together. Listen to a funny and anime-filled re-connection of old buddies.
The Artist, The Legend w/ Mythallica
April 14th, 2020 | Season 2 | 57 mins 43 secs
anime, art, bernie sanders, black creative, black manga, cereal, fighting games, lux nova, manga, mythallica, one piece, politics
Godswill brings on maven animator and illustrator, Mythallica, to the podcast to talk about his PoC-inspired art, upcoming projects like his cereal mascot video game, his ongoing manga creations, and of course nerd ish! If you need inspiration for your own projects, look no further than this podcast episode.
Hunker Down w/ Sam & Godswill
March 26th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 13 mins
co-op, discord, esports, hip-hop, steam, streaming, twitch
Godswill and Sam cover all kinds of ways to spend time while hunkered down: where to hang out online, games, music, and of course TV and anime.
(Recorded March 15th, before shelter-at-home was in place)
Hip-Hop Was Always Nerdy w/ EyeQ
March 16th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 8 mins
90s hip-hop, anime, blerd, concerts, cowboy bebop, hip-hop, nerd, nerdcore, nintendo, overwatch, video games
Godswill brings on his big brother Chris AKA EyeQ, to speak on the podcast about how he got into rapping, his love of nerd culture, and the nerdy roots of hip-hop, and much more. If you have ever been interested in diving into hip-hop and nerdcore, this is the episode for you!
The Black Creative's Isolation w/ AnimatedTorri
February 24th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 20 mins
3d animation, animation, anime, art, black creative, black people, death battle, gen:lock, roosterteeth, screwattack
Godswill does his first online conversation with his long-time friend Torrian Crawford, the Lead 3D Animator and action director for DeathBattle and animator on RoosterTeeth's gen:Lock. The two discuss their own breaks into the nerd industry and what it took for Torrian to get into art and ScrewAttack. Things also get deep with insights on how the two feel alone in the mainly white industries but hopes for the future!
Sorry for the quality! Sound quality will improve in the next episode!
The Anime Professor w/ ChunandRice
January 29th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 33 mins
anime, japan, psycho-pass, steins;gate, syfy, twitch
Godswill brings on his friend, Twitch partner ChunandRice, to talk about their favorite topic anime! But don't go if you're not an anime fan. The two explain how they got into the medium, what terms mean, titles you should check out, and much more that's even outside of anime.
The Best of the Decade w/ The Best Hosts
December 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 2 hrs 23 mins
disney, dreamcast, frank ocean, get out, hip-hop, kanye west, mma, movies, video games, zune
That's Dope brings its best hosts together for a super decade-end episode! Godswill, Joshua, Sam, and Justin reunite to share their opinions on the 2010s with best movies, music, and shows. And they share their own evolutions that happened through the decade for a feel-good vibe. Listen to the four hosts as they jam and share your own best-of lists with them!
What's Funny w/ LongBeachGriffy
December 23rd, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 5 mins
anime, black youtube, camp flognaw, code geass, dave chappelle, day in vegas, dragon ball, drake, frank ocean, longbeachgriffy, one piece, pokemongo, rdcworld1, vine, youtube
LongBeachGriffy, the popular and raunchy YouTuber comedian, joins the latest episode of That's Dope! He and Godswill talk about how he got on YouTube, music concerts, anime to watch, and much more in a sweet hour of laughs and fun.
Back at it! Season 2 Start w/ Bill
December 9th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 13 mins
acting, anime, batman, demon slayer, final fantasy, gundam, los angeles, one punch man, shenmue, voice acting, workout
That's Dope podcast is back after a long hiatus! Godswill successfully moved to LA and brought on his big bro, Bill Butts, for the first episode. Listen to Godswill's thoughts about moving to Los Angeles, Bill's expertise in acting, and so much more in this return to the podcast!
Catch Bill Butts as Bakuzan in One Punch Man S2 & Hot Dog in Shenmue III!
Be sure to check out Zeno Robinson as Cyborg in Young Justice & Genya in Demon Slayer!
Spirit Gun!! w/ Justin Cook
September 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
acting, anime, et, geek, grand theft auto, justin cook, movies, once upon a time in hollywood, one piece, tarantino, voice acting, yu yu hakusho
We have the legendary anime voice actor Justin Cook (Yusuke Urameshi- Yu Yu Hakusho, Raditz/Super Buu- Dragon Ball Z, Kirishima- My Hero Academia) on for the last podcast episode of the first season! This episode is packed with philosophy, stories from the voice acting world, the speakers' favorite games, and muuuuch more.
Game On w/ Jeremiah
September 4th, 2019 | 2 hrs 28 mins
blockbuster, dark souls, dave chappelle, e3, g4tv, god of war, gta, half life, ico, konami, metal gear solid, metal music, polyphia, sega, tool, video games, world of warcraft
We bring on Godswill's old coworker, Jeremiah, to talk about his illustrious career in the nerd world. From Blockbuster, SEGA, and GameStop and with experiences with IGN, G4TV, E3, Kotaku, and many other gaming hallmarks, Jeremiah has many stories that you'll enjoy even as a non-gamer. From the emotional start with Godswill's announcement to the very end where we reminisce over good communities and controllers, it's a great episode that gamers and casuals alike will love.
Follow Jeremiah on Twitch and help his charitable causes! https://www.twitch.tv/WehlerDealer
Too Much Goin' On w/ Zain, Jerome, Hunter, and Zach
August 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins
amazon, asap rocky, asher roth, bandana, chance the rapper, depression, dipset, freddie gibbs, gary vaynerchuk, hip-hop, kanye west, kendrick lamar, lupe fiasco, music, trump
This episode is a lot. We have the most amount of guests we've ever had (with even some guests you can't hear because they don't have a mic) and we bounce around with a ton of topics because we just had ramune and we're ready to talk! We bring on our friend Zain to talk about his new career paths, current events and the politics behind them, we talk about recent and old music hits, and much more. There's too much fun to be had in this episode!
The Art of the Anime Party w/ Codi
August 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
a-kon, anime, anime conventions, anime matsuri, animefest, blizzcon, dayton, diablo, disney, el paso, party, politics, project x, trump, video games
We introduce our first official team member to That's Dope! Entertainment, Codi! In this episode, Josh and Godswill interview Codi about his party planning background, epic parties that Godswill had thrown, and the importance of marketing in making a great event. They also get a bit serious with thoughts over recent mass shootings and politics. Check out the full episode for a great time of a podcast!