Rich Jones is a professional philanthropist, born and raised in Montreal, QC, Canada, by way of Africville/Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a 7th generation Black Canadian, Rich has developed a profound respect for his African+American roots, which has driven his natural love for Black History+Diaspora from a very young age. At age 7, he read 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told by Alex Haley' and lists James Baldwin+Nikki Giovanni as two of his literary heroes.
Professionally, his career experience has granted him opportunities with the likes of RBC, Air Canada and Sun Life Financial, respectfully. After almost a decade in the corporate world, Rich decided it was time to change his career and entered the non-profit sector, helping with Cancer Research awareness.
He enjoys giving back to his community: this includes his years as a lead Integration Aid/Homework Assistant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), volunteering at the YMCA and West Island Community Shares. His time at the LBPSB helped shape the lives of the youth he worked with (aged 5-12) for the better and his relatability with them led to many breakthroughs for the children and himself personally.
Academically, his Political Science background from Concordia University (BA Major) has solidified his lifelong interest/understanding of world politics. He also spent over 4 years working in sports radio at the Montreal Team 690 (currently Team 690) behind the scenes as a research lead for the early morning/late night shows.
Rich’s musical influences include (and are not limited to): Prince, Kendrick Lamar, Sade, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, Anderson .Paak, Nina Simone, Daniel Caesar, Anita Baker, Gil-Scott-Heron, Solange, OutKast, Chaka Khan, Mac Miller, J. Dilla, Isaiah Rashad, Kaytranada & The Internet.
To his friends, family & acquaintances, Rich is known as a very cool, versatile and reliable person, whose passion for music and the arts is endless. He's currently curating his musical chops to soon deliver a mind-blowing experience unlike anything you’ve ever heard before ;)
Episode | April 14th, 2019 | 59 mins 14 secs
advice, alexandre bissonette, america, anderson paak, anxiety, art, barack obama, basketball, basketball court, bill 21, cannabis, caq, children, diversity, donald trump, election, francois legault, good energy, guy, hunchback, inclusion, justin trudeau, language police, life, meaning of life, music, muslims, nipsy hussle, paul baluyot, police, politics, quebec, questions, racism, rich jones, secularism, standup comedy, teachers, weed
We are back like lordosis! Our Hosts discuss Quebec's Secularism Law Bill #21, the beginning of the NBA Playoffs and the answer a question from a Fan! All of this after eating some infused Desserts!
Episode | March 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
alexa, best buds, boyz 2 men, childhood, criss cross, disc jockey, dj, friends, fun, laughing, life, love, marcel calpito, nba, nurkic, osheaga, paul baluyot, personal training, rich jones, spotify, taverne 1909, tidal, uncancelled podcast
This week we have Special Guest, DJ Free Fly Aka Marcel Calpito! We talk about being life long best friends, living life as a DJ and Curator of Music at Taverne 1909 and all their creative/musical influences along the way!
Episode | March 21st, 2019 | 56 mins 57 secs
aladdin, birthdays, bitches, cancelled podcast, celebration, daniel caesar, dave chappelle, disney movies, dumbo, eddie murphy, fallen artists, josh baluyot, lion king, louis ck, paul baluyot, rich jones, toy story
Paul And Rich invite Josh Baluyot to the Podcast for this Special Paul's Birthday Episode! They discuss how Paul hates his birthday, they rate the Disney animated movies and our favourite artists who have fallen off!!
Episode | March 14th, 2019 | 46 mins 58 secs
animals attack, bear attack, fear of nature, jaguar lady, jesus christ, michael jackson, michael jordan, paul baluyot, r kelly, rich jones, shawn kemp, space jam
In this fun episode, Paul and Rich talk about Space Jam, they micro-aggressively disagree about Michael Jackson, they talk about people being attacked by animals and their fear of Nature!
Episode | March 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
children, comedy, dancing, friends, gayle king, itunes, king of pop, michael jackson, oprah winfrey, parents, paul baluyot, r kelly, rich jones, singing, talking, the uncancelled podcast
Paul and Rich discuss the dangers of Idolizing people, Michael Jackson and the new Documentary "Leaving Neverland".
Episode | February 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
50 episodes, bradley cooper, canada, celebration, full year, green book, hockey, indigenous people, lady gaga, natives, oscar party, oscars, paul baluyot rich jones, quebec, racism, spike lee
Welcome to the 50th Episode!!!! Paul and Rich celebrate one year of weekly podcasts with this special episode! To celebrate, they discuss racism at the Oscars, Canadian racism towards the Indigenous population and Quebec racism towards Black hockey players!
Episode | February 24th, 2019 | 47 mins 39 secs
abducted in plain sight, aliens, backstreet boys, black kkklansmen, black panther, bruce lee, dragon, family, favourite movies, friends, ginuine, love., nba all star, netflix, no means no, oscars, paul baluyot, rich jones, ricky j, stand up comedy, touring, uncancelled podcast
In this episode, Paul and Rich discuss The Oscars, their favourite movies and Paul doing Comedy Shows in weird places.
Episode | February 16th, 2019 | 50 mins 43 secs
911, black history month, black panther, black people, brown people, filipino, liam neeson, muslims, new york, paulbaluyot, podcast, racism, rich jones, talking, ted bundy
Rich Jones loves Black History Month, almost as much as he hates Liam Neeson. In this episode Paul and Rich have a heated discussion on racism and viable solutions for a racism free future.
Episode | February 3rd, 2019 | 53 mins 3 secs
albums, amazon alexa, gino vanelli, music, paul baluyot, richard jones, sade, superbowl, video dances
Rich and Paul discuss favourite Albums, the future of Grocery Shopping, they have some fun with Paul' s Amazon Alexa, then they listen to some old ass music from Gino Vannelli.
Episode | January 23rd, 2019 | 47 mins 52 secs
american politics, build a wall, drugs, mega, montreal, obama, paul baluyot, podcasts, rich jones, snow storm, trump
Our heroes discuss the Snow Storm Hitting Montreal, Paul Talks about doing Comedy on the Road, Rich talks about working at the Cancer research centre and Rich discusses American Politics while avoiding Conflict with Paul.
Episode | January 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
canada, cannabis, comedy, creative, culture, dj, dogs, jokes, kendrick lamar, kyrie irving, lebron james, louis ck, montreal, nba, outrage, paul baluyot, puzzles, r kelly, rich jones, standup
On this week's episode, they talk about NBA Basketball, the new wave of Outrage Culture, Rich becomes Barbara Walters and asks Paul a bunch of questions about his comedy process, then Rich's heart gets broken cuz he realizes he isn't a True Kendrick Lamar fan!
Episode | January 7th, 2019 | 56 mins 57 secs
comedy, funny, new year, nirvana, paul baluyot, podcast, r kelly, rich jones, sex dungeons, sexual abuse, simple plan, talking, uncancelled podcast
In this exciting Episode, Rich Confirms Paul's Blackness, they discuss Music from their teenage years, inappropriate adult behaviour and get disgusted about R. Kelly.
Episode | December 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
2018, absolute comedy, biggie, dead comics, happy new year, hate, nikki minaj, notorious, paul baluyot, podcast, relationships, resolutions, richjones, rip, uncancelled, wu-tang
On this Special New Years Eve episode, our hosts think back on the year that passed, including self-reflection, resolutions for the new year and Rich's quest for Honey Mustard Pickles.
Episode | December 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 43 secs
alcohol, christmas, comedy, friends, fun, holidays, james brown, laughing, paul baluyot, relationships, rich jones, uncancelled podcast, weed
In our pre-Christmas Episode our hosts discuss not being ready for Christmas, how Cops are being given more power over the holidays, James Brown's influence on the music world and this episode contains the Birth Of Lil Billy.
Episode | December 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
christmas, clothes, college, comedy, documentaries, fashion, halloween, jerry seinfeld, montreal, paul baluyot, pot, rich jones, santa claus, standup, uncancelled podcast, weed
This week they Discuss The Holiday Season, Paul finds out Rich was never good at basketball and Rappers who must hate performing their hit songs.
Episode | December 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
annoyed, black culture, caq, car copier, carribean, dancing, dogs, fun, laughing, love, mad, montreal, mr. telephone man, old white men, paul baluyot, podcasts, quebec, rich jones, singing, talking
So After a One Week Hiatus, our hosts get real crazy about Christmas, Music, New
Cannabis Laws in Quebec, they hate on Old White Men and Paul goes National Geographic on Rich’s ass.