Podcast

  • “Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”  ~Eileen Miller Between 2016 and 2020, the number of children ages 3-17 years diagnosed with anxiety grew by 29% and those with depression by 27%, according to a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics.   Children are struggling with mental health issues now […]
  • As Marty McFly, Kelly Bundy, and Tony Stark, they ruled the world.  But in real life, actors Michael J. Fox, Christina Applegate, and Robert Downey, Jr., have all faced very serious challenges.  In this episode we not only delve into the personal battles faced by each of these celebrated actors– Michael J. Fox’s diagnosis of […]
  • CW: Discussion of Suicide/Self-Harm, Substance Abuse For millions of people, Robin Williams will live forever as “Oh Captain, My Captain” and the beloved Genie in “Aladdin.” But the comic genius who rose to meteoric fame after being cast as the charming alien Mork in “Mork and Mindy” and starred in blockbusters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and […]
  • CW: Discussion of Suicide/Self Harm  Today Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most revered artists, with one of his paintings selling in 1990 for $82.5 million. But Vincent’s life was one of struggle… struggle to decide his career path, to perfect his painting techniques, to find love, to make a name for himself […]
  • “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” ~Helen Keller Most of us know Helen Keller as the deaf-blind woman who was able to break out of her “double dungeon of darkness and silence” through the teaching and determination of young Anne Sullivan, who herself […]
  • Candy & Ashley have recorded a new opening to this favorite episode from the 2021 Scandal Water archives including details of the recent visit Ashley & Brian made to the Behringer-Crawford Museum to tour their traveling exhibit featuring costumes from the film “White Christmas” on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House. Ashley recalls a few […]
  • In the early 1800s Christmas was not the festive holiday it is today. Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens helped change that. In fact, through Victoria’s influence on popular culture and Dickens’ literary reach, these two important figures helped create and spread many of the holiday traditions that we still follow today. In this special holiday […]
  • “You’ll shoot your eye out.” If you immediately recognize this line, you might be one of the 40 million Americans who tune in every year for at least part of the 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story.” The 1983 film had a modest start, but over the decades has grown into one of the most […]
  • Judy Garland, perhaps best known for her moving performance as the red-slippered Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” would have turned 100 this year. But unfortunately, her life was cut short when she died in 1969 of an accidental barbiturate overdose. She was only 47.   One of Hollywood’s brightest stars and a singularly talented singer, […]
  • Can you picture the scene in the spooky abandoned house, Michael Jackson’s innocent date watching terrified as he and his zombie posse advance on her, the beat of “Thriller” pounding in the background? How about the beautiful girl being pulled into a comic book love story by the handsome lead singer in A-Ha’s “Take on […]