Episode 76 – Mary Soracco

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.

LINKS
The Contrary Dame on Facebook
The Contrary Dame on Instagram
The Contrary Dame on Twitter
The Contrary Dame on Etsy
JewelsByJackie.com
Occam’s Razor
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic official site
‘Weird Al’ on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder
The Hill
The Atlantic
Endless Night Vampire Ball Los Angeles
New Hope Community Church Sunland
Bats Day Black Market

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Episode 67 – Christopher Chen

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.

LINKS
ChristopherChen on IMDb
ChristopherChen on Twitter
ChristopherChenActor on Facebook
iO West Improv
Modern Family on ABC

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Episode 47 – Heidi Calvert

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.

LINKS
Heidi Calvert’s official site
Heidi Calvert on Facebook
The Hive Gallery
Lost Angels
Steve Diet Goedde official site
Pumpkin Banana ice cream
Michael’s Photography website

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