This episode features homemaker, and founder of The Contrary Dame jewelry, Mary Soracco. Michael and Mary discussed small businesses, mentorship, self-study, big business, big pharma, big medicine, conscription, making a difference, pop culture, pop music, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, nice celebrities, James Corden, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel, Banksy, The Contrary Dame, psychology, allyship, allyship failures, smart people, privilege, fear of change, growth, The Worldwide Women’s March, equality, worker’s rights, inclusivity, intersectionality, unity, racism, social divide, the status quo, cable news, TV, women’s issues, Ian Curtis, and depressing music.
This week’s guest is actor Christopher Chen. See Chris in an upcoming episode of Modern Family on ABC, Wednesday, March 23. Michael, and Kitty talked to Chris about acting, creative arts, creative burnout, food service, getting paid for your art, 99 seat theaters, following your passion, improv, iO West, representation, Asian actors, Ken Jeong, Tennessee Williams, the business side of entertainment, overcoming fear, nail polish, sketch comedy, support systems, paying for creative work, auditions, The Academy Awards, celebrity encounters, Asian racism in entertainment, and Mulan.
Michael and Kitty chatted with photographer, and art show curator, Heidi Calvert about creative careers, building a business, art shows, The Hive Gallery, podcasting, boudoir and glamor photography, Tess Holliday, photo touching, Creative Live, Kitty’s first art show, Lost Angels, Steve Diet Goedde, body image, beauty standards, the art and fantasy of fashion, the spectrum of attraction, body dysmorphia, personal fitness, and healthy recipes.