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The Stop Playin’ Podcast

Whether it’s current events, politics, entertainment, or sports, please join Sham and Shaka
as they share their takes on today’s hottest topics.

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What They Say

“Smart, funny, multifaceted, and voices like butter… love these podcasters!”

“Listen once and you’ll be hooked. The hosts are intelligent, funny, and cover a great range of topics. There’s something for everyone in this podcast!””

“Love this podcast! Their topics are diverse, the chemistry between the two hosts is dynamic & you get a perspective of the two sexes. You really can’t get more precise than that!”

“Entertaining and informative. Every time I catch these episodes it reminds me of the kinds of insights and convos my friends and I share whenever we get together, and Sham and Shaka provide especially hilarious and intelligent commentary and perspectives. Highly recommend!!”

Meet The Hosts


Sham, a self-proclaimed sports-enthusiast, hails from Central Maryland. A graduate of Hampton University with a BS in Music Engineering Technology, she serves as the podcast’s producer and engineer. Sham is a classical violinist, sometimes vocalist and is the resident “know-it-all” when it comes to music. Professionally, she’s had a legal career for over 15 years and often gives her insight on such issues. A former bartender, Sham enjoys studying the characteristics of whiskey, crafting cocktails and is a wine enthusiast. In her spare time, Sham loves to watch TV (REALITY TV IS A MUST), listen to 90s music, enjoy delicious food, and cheer for her beloved sports teams—the Philadelphia Eagles, Duke Blue Devils basketball, and the Baltimore Orioles.


Shaka, born and raised in Washington, DC, attended St Albans School in NW, while later studying Political Science at Vanderbilt University. In his professional life he’s worked primarily in the financial sector, handling operations for both the retail and healthcare industries. He is constantly traveling for work which takes him all over the country and allows him to meet people of all backgrounds, which further fuels his interest in racial, social, and economic issues especially in the US. He’s an avid sports fan whose favorite teams are the Wizards, Capitals, Nationals, and RAIDAHS. He loves to go on political rants, have unlimited mimosas at brunch, and make unreasonable predictions about his sports teams. Stop Playin’!

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