We Welcomed Shannon Lell To talk about her article 'I was a nine year old playboy bunny' we then talked Harvey WEINSTEIN.. Also shannon reveals horrifying recent sexual assault at concert and Police non action#mEToo
We spoke to Shannon Lell about her article on Longreads entitled " I Was A Nine Year Old Playboy Bunny". Its a story about her finding her sexuality in childhood. It was uncomplicated and only hers, then she grew up and see's that its not so simple anymore. Harvey Weinsten had just been blizzarded all over the news so we talked him, but before we got to him Shannon very bravely and openly discussed her very recent sexual assault at a concert. She went to the police. They did nothing. She reminded us of a term coined from when Anita Hill discussed Clarence Thomas's (now supreme court judge) sexual advances towards her. Its called nut or slut, sometimes both. Anita was a nut. How women are blamed for sexual assault or unwanted sexual advances. Shannon and her high school sexual assault and confronting her now " Devout Christian" attacker. He denied it. It is a very honest and raw conversation. We thank Shannon so much for sharing her story. On a personal note it brought back so many memories of me (Grace) being groped and fondled in my twenties and not strong enough to fight back. Also its not only twenty year olds. It can happen at any age, but when we are young, generally women do not feel or own our own power, or even realize we have any, especially if a very powerful man is the abuser. Please listen. Its relevant and sadly, who knows if it will change soon. We are very hopeful.
Again, thank you Shannon for your honesty. You are an incredible woman.
Mostly thanks to our listeners. I'm sure many of you have stories of your own to tell. Sexual assault and unwanted advances are mostly against women, but it happens to men and boys as well..We hope you get something out of this podcast. We love ya' !
Michelle and Grace
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WE WELCOMED TABITHA FARRAR AN EATING DISORDER COUNSELOR FOR MOSTLY ANOREXIA. WE LEARNED A NEW WAY TO LOOK At EATING DISORDERS…
We talked to eating disorder counselor, podcaster and blog writer Tabitha Farrar. Tabitha specializes in anorexia nervosa as she had anorexia for twelve years. She talked the Controversial Scientific reasoning behind eating disorders. We had never heard that theory so it was very interesting. I had some sort of eating disorder from the time I was 14 until I hit 35. Eating disorders are very difficult to conquer. There are unfortunately many relapses. We talked the very real fear of food. Words that trigger people with eating disorders. The isolation that goes with eating disorders and lots more. Michelle was very lucky that she had a healthy sense of self and never had an eating disorder. Eating disorders don't discriminate. Many men have them as well but its more of a stigma attached if you are a man. We also talked how eating disorders are not only for the adolescent girls, but older women that have never had an eating disorder can and do get one in their fifties. Its all very complicated but it is an illness and anorexia is the biggest killer of teen girls.
Its important to know the scientific as well as the emotional parts and what and if culture has anything to do with it. Everyone is different, so you can't treat everyone alike. If it were only so easy to "eat a hamburger" when people see super skinny people.
Our hope is if you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder there are MANY places on the web for information. That you learned something, and you are not ALONE.
We thank Tabitha for being such a great guest. Most of all we thank our listeners. Please keep hanging in with us.
Michelle and Grace
Tabitha has a wonderful website filled with many great things and links to other places to seek help.
you can follow her on instagram @the pondering nook.
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Give a listen. Its a lot of fun
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As a special PS
I was very saddened to hear about Tom Petty Dying. We use his American girl as our opener. I played us out with Free Falling. RIP Tom .
Donnie and I have a new podcast called In Your Face With Donnie And Grace. We are at www.donnieandgrace.com and www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.podbean.com. you will soon be able to find us on iTunes. Our show will be fun, very chill baby chill and the opposite of in your face. We just don't do that although we will try.
Our first guest was 70's child superstar Mason Reese. He was fabulous and so much fun. He was the perfect first guest to get our show on the road.
Next week will will have Jackie"the joke man" Martling. We will be in his face to get some JUICY TIDBITS out of him..We have ways of making him talk..
I will still be posting that show here but my groovy_podcast twitter is all political and state of the world things. I will keep that for my usual whats happening to humanity posts. My new twitter will just be show stuff. No politics. We also have a Facebook page.
I hope you guys keep listening and pass it on down.
Thanks a trillion!!
WE CELEBRATE OUR FIRST NEW PODCAST WITH A WONDERFUL GUEST MASON REESE. WE TALK CHILDHOOD STARDOM, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PHONE STOPS RINGING. ALSO NICE AND EVEL PEOPLE HE MET IN HIS LIFE. WE TALK ABOUT HIS TV PILOT YOU CAN SEE ON YOU TUBE..ITS GREAT,
Mason Reese was a Sensation in The 1970's. He was all over the place in commercials, guest hosting The Mike Douglas show numerous times, also guesting on Howard Cossells (who knew) variety show . He made the cover of TV Guide. He was a lovable red headed moppet that America fell in love with. WE talk his experiences as a child superstar, some of the people he met on his journey, he tells a particularly horrifying tale about Evel (name SO appropriate) Kneivel..Why did Mason cry when Harry Chapin played Cats IN The Cradle. Mason was an incredibly bright and sensitive child. WE talk about his mom that was not credited in The Big Sleep and why. She had many big scenes with Bogie. Her name is Sonia Darrin and she is still alive and living in the big apple.
It was fun hearing Mason and Donnie, old school buds, talk about their times at school. Poor Mr OHHH!!! Now Mason runs a Boutique management firm called Mason Reese Management. One of the artists he represents sings us out. I will link her and another client ,an incredibly talented twelve year old girl so you can check them out. I absolutely LOVED Masons sitcom pilot. He won TWO best actor awards, and the show and actors won a slew of independent film awards. PLEASE PICK IT UP!!! I will link his pilot to you as well. His cast are all from classic TV, Dawn Wells, Maryanne from Gilligans Island. She is a hoot as a cougar loving the young men. GRRROOOWWWWWLLL, Move over Ginger. There is my favorite Prairie Bitch(She calls herself that and was part of the title of her very good book) Alison Arngrin, who played the mean Nellie Olsen that was always terrorizing poor Half Pint until she was changed by love by Percival, Erin Murphy, that was Tabitha on Bewitched, Michael Learned from The Waltons, Robbie Rist, the jinx and the moment The Brady Bunch jumped the shark when he joined The Brady Bunch household and a few others. All were great and fun and the song, (I dare you not to want to dance when you hear it) music written by Robbie Rist .He filled us in on everyone. He was delightful and honest and adorable. We could not have asked for a better guest on our Premiere episode. I could have gone on but Mr Showbiz AKA Donnie Kehr had to book. Its a great listen, pass it down. please share it and listen to our podcast. WE have some great things coming up.
We want to thank Mason reese for coming on and being a great guest.
Also thanks so much for the listen.
Donnie and Grace
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Two of his clients and songs
Donnie and I
Donnie also plays Dueling pianos out of Bar 59 On Ninth Ave in NYC every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Check him out. Its a great show. I'd advise making reservations because the shows sell out pretty quickly.
The Broads once again welcomed Author, Speaker, Documentary Consultant and Researcher Laura Carroll. We had a swell time talking childfree. WE pondered why must there be a label. In my own life I have never been introduced to someone as This is CHILD FREE Grace. I know I would have to laugh. We don't need labels for everything, yet some people think we do. WE were in total agreement with CHILD FREE Laura HA HA..We once again make point that neither of us hates kids.
We talked about if parents with kids should get to board plane first. We saw both sides but I think it takes longer to get the kiddos situated so maybe it holds everyone up. Baristas at Starbucks to get 20,000 for invitro so they can have a baby. Did the other Baristas get any dough if they did not need in vitro?? What about the guys?? We talked about people scoffing when you mourn a pet, with a get back to me when you have kids. Why should someone that lost their beloved fur baby feel more for other peoples kids.?? We don't even know them..Mom Michelle was great on offering her mom point of view. We talked about much more..It was a fun and interesting show. Laura was great and has the best laugh. Laura and I want to plan a wine show but considering the early time we tape we will settle for mimosas.
Big thanks to Laura for coming on show again.
Most of all to our listeners thanks for listening
Michelle and Childfree Grace
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My new podcast with my co host Broadway Baby Donnie Kehr.
ANNE JOINS US TO DISCUSS SEPT 11, YOUNG GUYS HAVING Erectile Dysfunction BECAUSE THEY WATCH TOO MUCH PORN, DEVIATED SEPTUMS AND MUCH MORE
We welcomed Anne for the first time on our Season 2. We talked about where we were on September 11, hurricanes, why young guys are having erectile dysfunction these days..TOO MUCH PORN..Women judgeing women on having baby with cesarian section vs natural childbirth, Annes protest March in Boston, Nasal voices and deviated septums, funky noises and dropped words when we were recording, Michelle liking Gwyneth Paltrow while Anne and I said yuck and mucho more.
THanks Anne for coming on. It was fun as usual.
THanks to our editing guy, you know who you are. : )
Most of all thank you to our fabulous audience. WE love you.
So kick back, have a cup of java or vino and listen.
Michelle and Grace
Anne....coming to a protest near you
We Talk affairs and divorce with writer carita rossi. It was a fun chat fest with carita calling in from Paris, ooh lah lah..Get out the bordeaux and give a listen...cheers!
The Broads welcomed the gorgeous freelance writer Carita Rizzo. Michelle first spotted Carita after reading her article on being the other woman. She related big time so we asked Carita to come in to discuss her article and much more. Carita is living in Paris and she sounded like she's in the same room. We talked about her article, taking off socks, divorce, bad choices we all made and why we think we made them, fear of commitment, living the fantasy versus reality. Is it better (and safer) to have someone love you more then you love them and much more.. Carita was open and fun and we'd have loved to be sipping Bordeaux with her at an outdoor cafe in France..We will be having Carita back on show to talk about book she is writing about life after divorce. It will be a very compelling read..
You can follow Carita on twitter and instagram
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I have not posted a new show in a while because there has been no new show. We are going through a name change, new studio and prepping for it all. I promise it will be a fun show. We will be taping our first show on September 25th and have a very fun guest scheduled. I'll keep you posted..
We thank Carita Rizzo for coming on the show and being so honest. We loved her!
Most of all we thank our listeners. Who loves ya?? We do. Keep on listening for more honest chatting.
Michelle and Grace
We have Reporter Marcella Raymond On To Discuss her Body Shaming letter of "ConcerN" From anonymous sender That went viral. We get scoops. She got a ridiculous SECOND PAGE! Hear about that and lots more....
We welcomed the lovely Marcella Raymond to our show last week. Marcella is a reporter for WGN in Chicago. Marcella posted a body shaming and ageist letter she got from an anonymous "concerned"viewer on her Facebook page and it went viral. She talks about what its like to have so much attention on her, how she felt when it goes away and how people feel its somehow their duty to criticize strangers. We even got an exclusive scoop due to the opening disappearing. Marcella was kind enough to do another opening and she told us she got a SECOND page!! Wait till you hear what the concerned listener added..Michelle thought perhaps it was an aspiring personal trainer. WE find out what profession this person allegedly is in.. Marcella was open, funny and endearing. She is welcome back anytime. WE LOVED HER!! So will you. She also talks about her new book which sounds like it should be juicy read.. She will be on again to talk about her book.
Thanks so much Marcella. You are smart, fun, and a great guest!!
You can see Marcella on WGN in Chicago. Follow her on facebook
My other podcast will be starting up soon. in the meantime check out some old shows at www.groovypodcast.com
Thanks again Marcella. Most of all thanks to our listeners. We love ya!!
Michelle and Grace
Our End Of Summer Show. WE talked What We DID This Summer. Some Favorite Things and not so hot. Michelle Did Not Like Wonder Woman and thought she was a wimp and more..
Michelle and I had planned to do an end of summer show. Adios, Ciao, See ya later Summer. WE ended up doing this show literally after a ten minute lets do it.
Michelle forgot she saw her parents for a week in Canada, She also strolled naked on a beach..JK..She strolled sans beach rap. Own your body! She was on the home front busy with her stepson and daughter Natasha and helping with the family company. She also nearly had heat stoke because she has no AC. Ugh Also our writing vixen, just kept on writing. She is my kinda Wonder Woman and definitely not a wimp. All this in a heat wave with NO AC!!
My fave thing was going on retreat with my sister. The Brother (Kind of like a monk) that gave 5 lessons was nice but bloviated to much for me. I met so many lovely women, and some were nuns that are just women too. I talk my usual talk and my sister would kick me if she thought I was out of place, I gather she thought i was too honest for their holy nun ears. My thing is Nuns are people too so I talk to them like people. I still have the bruises. My sister then discusses with group how if she was alone with Donald Trump she wants to beat him up..I didn't kick her leg. I found out The Brother believed ALL men and woman should be married to God, hence his lovely wedding band. God sure is married to a lot of peeps. My end of retreat was nice because we met my other sister and chowed down and drank wine. Nothing like kicking back with my big sisters.
We talked Louise Linton, elitist spoiled brat wife of Steve Gnuchin and her let them eat cake Instagram post. She named all the designers and basically played the I'm so rich and you're not game. They flew to Fort Knox And stood on Roof watching Eclipse. What an entitled thing to do. What do you wanna bet they were sipping champagne? You should check out her acting reel. Meryl Streep does not have to watch her back.
Game of Thrones. Michelle told me I did not HAVe To watch it. Really. HA..At the end I heard Michelle talking to someone that I did not hear. Boo! It was random computer lady. Plus more that I forgot. I think it was a ghost in the computer. Why Not??
We laughed, we danced, we had tea, we pondered. WE practiced our mashed potato..WE braided each others hair. Its a fast and easy listen.
Thanks to My Belle for being the best co host ever.
And mostly Thanks to our listeners. keep hanging in., Who loves ya baby.
My other podcast will be back in two weeks. I'll let you know
Michelle and Grace
I'm trying to get the shows closer to the words, I'll get it dammit.
Today We Chatted With Angie Love Ward, Activist, Mom, Healer And Woman with the Best Head Of Long Curly Hair, Dropping in To Yak About Men, Marriage, And Domestic Abuse..WE Also Discussed If WE Would Ever Have Butt Implants, and much more
Our Second Show Of Season 2 was a lot of fun. We had activist and healer Angie Love (how I love that Love) Ward on and we discussed her group of activists she meets with once a month, her kids, her marriages, her absolutely beautiful curly hair, health care, marriage, having SIX kids, divorce and all those lovely things, Then switched gears talking would we ever want a big old Kardashian butt. Michelle pondered if butt would have cellulite and lumps. I was happy I have a small booty and Angie was a ??? We talked women wearing pretend engagement and wedding rings at work to avoid sexual harassment and we all knew if someone is determined to be an oinker, wearing a ring doesnt matter. Moral Dilemma Question, Would We Tell Our Sister If The Fiancee she loved was cheating on her..We did have to ponder..
Thanks To Angie. It was her first podcast and she was fab. She had also just had surgery two days before. What a trooper. You can find her @angieloveward on twitter.
Thanks to Michelle My Belle Love, love those loves, for being such a great broad and co host.
Most of all we thank our listeners. Hang in there, we have some great guests coming on..
Michelle and Grace
My other podcast will be starting up in September with some new voices, a new name and new website. I'll keep you posted. For past episodes