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Recent Episodes

Nov. 21, 2023

The Path to Purposeful Living with Gabrielle Flowers-Rader

Growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, Gabrielle had big dreams of how her life would go. From yelling “Aggie Pride” at North Carolina A&T to pursuing acting in the Big Apple, what she thought she wanted, never came to fruitio…
Nov. 14, 2023

Courage in the Deep End with Conrad Cooper

Born in Germany to military parents, restlessness was something Conrad Cooper was born into. He inherited that same spirit of traveling the world, wandering from city to city, and letting the waves of life direct him. But it…
Nov. 7, 2023

Your Next Thing is Your Best Thing with Alvin Scioneaux Jr.

Coming from humble beginnings, former NFL player, Alvin Scioneaux Jr, understood if he wanted something it was up to him to make it happen. Born in Laplace, Louisiana, and one of eight children, Alvin knew he needed to leave…
Oct. 31, 2023

My Seasons of Growth with Sandra Clark Byrd

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and raised in Woodruff, South Carolina, Sandra Clark Byrd is the fourth child to Ulius and Mary Gilliam. But at only 7-weeks-old, tragedy hit after her father lost his life in a devastati…
Oct. 24, 2023

Creating Art in Its Truest Form with YoYo Lander

Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Yoyo Lander remembers her earliest exposures to art with her mom making art crafts and watching her Uncle Curtis create beautiful pictures with hot ink on wood in his garage. Now, a graduate o…
Oct. 17, 2023

My Calling to Heal with Dr. Angelique Richardson

She’s doing the Lord’s work. As an Oncologist, Dr. Angelique Richardson discovered her calling through tragedy. A close family member... diagnosed with breast cancer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Angelique has always walked …

About the Host

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Curtis Burke


My name is Curtis Burke. I am married with twin toddlers and live in Los Angeles, CA.

I was born in Charleston, SC (known as the Low Country), and moved to Atlanta, GA, as a young teenager. I graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and theater. I later moved to Los Angeles where I received a master’s degree in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College.

During my time in graduate school, I developed a particular interest in studying how humans grow, change, and socially evolve. After taking an ancestry DNA test, I experienced firsthand the limitations that I and many other Black Americans have when learning about our backgrounds. Investigating my own family legacy, along with studying human development and social change, I became inspired to start the Uncovered Legacy podcast.

Uncovered Legacy provides a platform for those like me, who do not have an overwhelming social media presence or the benefit of fame to widely share their own stories and family legacies. My goal is to provide a voice to ordinary people from a wide array of backgrounds who want to highlight themselves, the people around them, or the ancestors whose memory they want to maintain and preserve.