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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Kitty’s Back!

Kitty Brown is back! After a several month hiatus, Michael and Kitty talked about The X-Files, Twin Peaks, fitness, selfies, body dysmorphia, systemic sexism, Susan Sarandon, Beyonce, representation, Ghost Busters, The Jonah Keri Podcast, vulnerable action heroes, Mad Max: Fury Road, #OscarsSoWhite, intersectional feminism, compliments, mansplaining, Star Wars, nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory, TV, and movies.

LINKS
Kitty Brown Designs

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Episode 63 – Tara Price

Our guest is filmmaker, Tara Price. Tara and I met at Ground Control by way of kind introduction by former Something2XP guest, Patrick Duncan. Tara and I talked about her short film The Routine, science fiction, The Twilight Zone, retro sci-fi, 50s and 60s culture revival, Ray Bradbury, timeless art, David Lynch, challenging art, Doctor Who, Tales from the Dark Side, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, time travel, Dean Stockwell, accents, Mad Max, representation in media, #OscarsSoWhite, systemic intersectionality in media, roles for women, Ellen Ripley, feminism, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sisters, comedians in drama, Bridesmaids, Robin Williams, The World According to Garp, John Lithgow, John Irving, The Office, Fight Club, Harry Potter, Alan Rickman, nail polish, the death of intolerance, unixex bathrooms, entitlement, parenting, Las Vegas, creative minds, Bowie, death, short films, visual storytelling, John Nance, her new film Earworm, and the New Year. 

LINKS
Tara Price on Twitter
Tara Price on Facebook
Tara Price on Vimeo
Dana DeLorenzo

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Episode 36 – Chris Murphy

Kitty Brown is now the official permanent co-host of Something2XP! Our guest is social worker and LGBTQ activist, Chris Murphy. We talked about social work, LBGTQ activism, positive change and representation in the media, acceptable questions, transpeople in the media, validating all experiences, self-validation and love, the journey of transition, dating, what is “normal”, perception changes, mens vs. womens rooms, “The Code”, pronouns, positivity, being a good ally, making room in your life, finding a support system, TeenLine Online, LGBTQ teen outreach, GamerGate, gender vs. sexuality, intersectionality, unicorns, social constructs, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, clothing choices, and picking your battles.

LINKS
Chris’ website
Kitty’s Tumblr blog

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