Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ge3yd-123d7fc CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Three weeks before the filming of “Jaws” was scheduled to start, Steven Spielberg still had no working script. Desperate, he asked his friend, writer Carl Gottlieb, to “eviscerate it.” And that’s exactly what Carl did, desperately writing most nights to stay ahead of the next day’sContinue reading “Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes”

Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hvm3a-123d7f7 Widely known today as the first summer blockbuster and the movie that sparked shark-phobia in the hearts of many, back in the summer of 1974, 26-year-old “Jaws” director Steven Spielberg lived in constant fear of being fired, his dreams for the film crushed.  Part 1 of this two-part episode focuses on the filming andContinue reading “Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!””

Selena: The White Rose

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z38v7-122f743 CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED On March 31, 1995, the woman who founded the Selena Fan Club and often referred to the singer as her best friend, murdered Selena in a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas.  This year marks the 27th anniversary of Selena’s death, the year she would haveContinue reading “Selena: The White Rose”

May I Help You Improve Your Home?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vivx4-122f738 If you’re like most Americans, you’ve not only completed a home improvement project since the start of the pandemic, but you’ve also received some inspiration from shows like Fixer Upper or Flip or Flop.  While HGTV is now a huge television network, with the stars of its most popular home improvement shows launched toContinue reading “May I Help You Improve Your Home?”

May I Help You Solve a Crime?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qe83e-1229615 CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Fascinated with true crime? You’re not alone.  The number of true crime podcasts and novels has skyrocketed in the past decade… and with it has come the rise of the ‘armchair detective’ and ‘online sleuth.’ The popular podcast “The Murder Squad” is centered around this veryContinue reading “May I Help You Solve a Crime?”

May I Help You Fall Asleep?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q9gif-1214238 An estimated 20% of people experience autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), yet it’s a condition that did not even have a name until 2010.  Since 2010, however, ASMR has surged in popularity, leading to the creation of millions of ASMR videos on youtube designed to help people calm their anxiety and/or fall asleep. InContinue reading “May I Help You Fall Asleep?”

May I Help You Help Yourself?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8qrt5-120ae45 Mental health conditions and behavioral disorders are more prevalent now than ever, with the spending on mental health treatment and services estimated at over $225 billion annually (2019). And with this situation has come the rise of self-help reality shows.  Today’s episode focuses on two such shows, A&E’s long-running series “Hoarders” and “My CatContinue reading “May I Help You Help Yourself?”

Lucy and Desi: Unconditional Love – Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y8p6c-11fe5c4 How can a podcast be titled “Lucy and Desi: Unconditional Love” when the couple spent more time with their subsequent spouses than with each other? That’s one of the many questions Candy and Ashley address in the second part of this special 2-part episode. And as before, they are honored to include an audioContinue reading “Lucy and Desi: Unconditional Love – Part 2”

Would you like a Pod of Tea?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7sg53-11f8327 Happy National British Tea Day!!! To celebrate this April 21st holiday, Candy and Ashley sat down (via zoom) with Emma, host of the Pod of Tea podcast, along with her husband Jack, frequent podcast guest.  What ensued was a lively conversation where two Americans compared notes with their new British friends on everything fromContinue reading “Would you like a Pod of Tea?”

Lucy & Desi: Unconditional Love – Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i4taq-11f8295 “At the core, it’s all about unconditional love,” Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill said of her parents’ relationship. But Lucy and Desi’s story was also that of two people who, together, pushed boundaries, built their own empire, and ultimately changed the face of television. In part 1 of this special 2-part episode on Lucy and Desi,Continue reading “Lucy & Desi: Unconditional Love – Part 1”