Jamison Smallwood is the founding-host of the Culture and Conversations podcast, a production of Smallwood Media Productions LLC. With the encouragement of family and friends the first episode of Culture and Conversations was released January 2018. Known for his provocative insights, sense of humor, vulnerability and honesty Jamison enjoys creating a conversation everyone can be a part of. In 2019 as an attempt to build engagement on Facebook, Jamison created "Culture and Conversations Presents: #TheGroupChat" as a weekly bonus show and live stream discussing current events and celebrity news for the followers of the podcast on Facebook. In a matter of weeks the live stream became a first-class production housed under the umbrella of Culture and Conversations. Jamison is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Computer Science.
On episode 21 of Culture and Conversations the audience was introduced to Brandee Thomas as a guest. What ensued was a series of engaging recurring appearances that continued to connect with the listeners on each episode. In 2019 after the growth of #TheGroupChat necessitated the inclusion of a dynamic femimine voice Brandee was added as the second co-host of #TheGroupChat. Brandee has a degree from Georgia Southern University in journalism and experience as a journalist and as a director of non-profit organizations.
What started as a random guest appearance on #TheGroupChat in 2019 led to Ramond "Ray" Hingleton becoming the first co-host #TheGroupChat. Ray brings a hilarious but straight-forward perspective to the wide range of topics discussed ever week on the live stream. With a background in management, music entertainment and marketing Ray brings all his experiences to bare in the production of #TheGroupChat. Ray is also a proud graduate of Georgia Southern University.