We talked to writer alla gonopolsky about being single for seven years, traveling with mom, Modern Love, tinder and swiping away A potential partner, What age is a woman allegedy most datable, why men seem to not have Expiration Dates and more...
We talked to Huffington Post Contributor Alla Gonopolsky about her article on being single for seven years. It is a funny, interesting story and great read. Alla discussed her biological clock and when a woman is allegedly in her dating prime, why men, even the oldest of coots, don't ever seem or believe they ever have expiration date, the double standards that have existed since caveman days. We discussed dating apps and modern love. How people just swipe a potential partner away, people swiping for love even while out on date! We discussed her travels with her mom and how long distance love is not really an option. How yoga has helped her, smartphones and depression, how technology connects us to so many people yet we are more isolated then ever and mucho more. ..
Thanks so much to Alla the self described "nicest millennial you'll ever meet". She was a doll and very open and honest. We loved her and we know you all will too.
Mostly, we thank our listeners.. You all are the best. Please keep listening, we have some great upcoming guests..
Michelle and Grace
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WE TALKED PINKS LOVE LIFE, SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NOT ABOUT LOOKS. MRS “I CAN CHEAT BECAUSE I”M SO MUCH BETTER LOOKING THEN MY HUBBY” AND MUCH MORE WITH HONORARY BROAD ANNE..
Honorary Broad Anne joined us and we discussed current events, we discussed Harvey Weinstein and sexual abuse. We talked about Mayim Bialak and her piece she wrote in New York Times. Basically she said she was not a conventional looking woman and so she got no abuse, also her mom talked to her about avoiding hugs on set. She did some victim blaming. Her advice, don't wear sexy clothes. She got pummeled on Twitter so she apologized 4 separate times. Women tweeting #MeToo hashtag were saying they were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted. Which is incredibly sad. We know thats not true, rape and sexual abuse are all about power and anger. Eighty year old women are raped, one year old babies are raped, was it because of the clothes they wore? Of course not. It can happen to anyone, male or female.
For a bit peppier topic we discussed Pink's statement that sometimes she and her husband go a year without sex. Also we discuss some actress none of us knew and her declaration that because she is so much more good looking then her husband its OK if she cheats. She aint all that and her insides add to her not so beautiful looks. WE want her hubby to tell Miss Not So Beautiful to scram, beat it, and get a divorce. Find someone worthy.
Plus WE got into a scintillating talk about the weather..HA!! And lots more. Michelle and I just could not say goodbye. I can't quit her..
Thanks to Honorary Broad Anne, for taking her lunch hour to yak with us. She was great.
Mostly, we thank you, our listeners. Please keep tuning in..
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I bought the Crayolas this AM. Same box, but different crayons. You can wash these off of walls!! No fun. Totally different feel and look..My friends GB's were drawing pumpkins and I told her I'd draw one for them. I can tell you these hands have not drawn a pumpkin in a very long time. I had imbibed on only a few cups of lipton tea, so having a few drinkiepoos was no excuse for my artwork. Frankly, I'm thinking I would draw better with a few glasses of vino in me. Ring A Ding Ding. I will try that later : )
Its a beautiful Sunday in New York today. A perfect day to buy yourself a pumpkin or draw yourself one. For my politically minded friends draw a Trumpkin. The world is a scary place. Its a scary time. We all need a break from the negativity and black cloud that surrounds us. Even if its a goofy drawing of a pumpkin. It made me feel better and laugh at my non artistic talent. I think I drew better when I was six..
We are still here to fight the good fight and to draw the bad pumpkin.
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.
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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.
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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.