The concept of "six degrees of separation" expressed the idea that we are all connected to each other through six relationships. However, social media has reduced these connections to two, and you may be one relationship from you next favorite book, movie, song, store, charity, or cause. The 2° Show is my attempt to profile the people in my network who are creating amazing products, services, and ideas.

2° Episode 10 - Ana Karen Ramírez

posted Jan 14, 2014, 8:26 AM by Anjuan Simmons   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 8:27 AM ]

I interviewed my SXSW 2014 co-presenter Ana Karen about her choice of design as a career, Mexico as a technology hub, and what she hopes to get from SXSW.

2° Episode 10 - Ana Karen Ramírez


2° - Episode 9 - Marguerite Matthews

posted Jan 14, 2014, 8:24 AM by Anjuan Simmons

I sat down with Marguerite Matthews. She's a Black woman with a PhD, blogger, and a person with an amazing story to tell.

2° - Episode 9 - Marguerite Matthews


2° - Episode 8 - Scott Hanselman

posted Jan 13, 2014, 4:46 PM by Anjuan Simmons   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 7:19 PM ]

2° - Episode 7 - Terrance "BrothaTech" Gaines

posted Jan 13, 2014, 4:43 PM by Anjuan Simmons

2° - Episode 6 - Kiratiana Freelon

posted Jan 13, 2014, 4:40 PM by Anjuan Simmons

I interviewed my friend Kiratiana Freelon about international travel, traditional publishing versus e-publishing, upgrading your journalism skills (hint: put a ring on it), and her documentary about the streets of Chicago.

2° - Episode 6 - Kiratiana Freelon




2° - Episode 5 - Tatiana G. King

posted Jan 13, 2014, 1:22 PM by Anjuan Simmons

I was happy to interview Tatiana G. King. We discussed her start in tech, her blog, geek chic, and more! 

2° - Episode 5 - Tatiana G. King


2° - Episode 4 - Tokiwa Smith

posted Jan 13, 2014, 8:41 AM by Anjuan Simmons

Here's my interview with Tokiwa Smith, founder of the SEM Link non-profit. We discussed how important it is for women and minorities to see people who look like them in science, engineering, and math fields as well as how to set up a non-profit. We also talked about the need to get minority voices into decision-making positions, especially when it comes to fighting sexism and racism.
You  can find more information about SEM Link and Tokiwa using these links:
  • http://www.semsuccess.org/
  • https://www.facebook.com/semlinkinc
  • https://twitter.com/semlink
  • https://twitter.com/tokiwana

2° - Episode 4 - Tokiwa Smith


2° - Episode 3 - HERadventure

posted Jan 13, 2014, 8:37 AM by Anjuan Simmons   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 8:39 AM ]

I was fortunate to interview Ayoka Chenzira and HaJ who are two filmakers screening their sci-fi movie at SXSW that uniquely blends a great story, computer graphics, and an exploration of women's issues. We discussed the premise behind their film, HERadventure.

If you're in Austin tomorrow (March 8, 2013), then stop by Beets Cafe, 1611 5th Street and check the two screenings they have available. Learn more here: http://www.HERadventure.com

2° - Episode 3 - HERadventure


2° - Episode 2 - Tamara Floyd

posted Jan 9, 2014, 8:19 PM by Anjuan Simmons   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 8:39 AM ]

For Episode 2 of 2°, I spoke with Tamara Floyd, an expert in natural hair. You can find Tamara online at:
We discussed the natural hair movement, the professional implications of natural hair, getting over the "Big Chop", and the tension between embracing your hair and valuing your soul.

2° - Episode 2 - Tamara Floyd


2° - Episode 1 - Kaneisha Grayson

posted Jan 9, 2014, 8:16 PM by Anjuan Simmons   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 8:38 AM ]

I had the pleasure of interview Kaneisha Grayson, author of the upcoming book "Be Your Own Boyfriend". We discussed the premise of her book, dating and relationships, and the secrets of running a successful Kickstarter campaign.

2° - Episode 1 - Kaneisha Grayson


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