May I Help You Fall Asleep?

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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.

In this special episode, Ashley and Candy are excited to interview ASMR artist Hannah, host of the popular youtube channel Chili B ASMR. Listen in as the three discuss this intriguing topic, including Hannah’s insights and experiences as an ASMR artist and some behind-the-scenes stories about her work. 

You won’t be able to sleep through this fascinating interview … but you can always check out one of Hannah’s videos later for that! 

Chili B ASMR: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChilibASMR

Show Notes for Episode 35!

Photos courtesy of Chili B ASMR

Sources:

Interview with Hannah from Chili B ASMR
Chili B Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chilibasmr/

Zoe Kravitz advertisement

“How A.S.M.R. Became a Sensation,” New York Times, by Jamie Lauren Keiles, April 4, 2019

“Padma Lakshmi Marks End of Pomegranate Season with Her ‘Most Favorite Snack’ in ASMR Video,” People, by Stephanie Wenger, March 18, 2022

“Are you a tinglehead? The weird world of ASMR,” CNN, by Sandee LaMotte, February 3, 2022

“Open wide! YouTube star makes millions from chewing her food,” News 24, by Siya Ndlela, March 8, 2022

Bonus

ASMR Channels Hannah mentions during the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/c/SemiDeCoco
https://www.youtube.com/c/GentleWhisperingASMR
https://www.youtube.com/c/FeMaleASMR
https://www.youtube.com/c/%EC%8B%9C%EB%A6%ACTV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC82mWqRZlB45ESh-rIPfJOQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3SNWxbuV-n_JqveFgBkGmQ
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sergey8233


ASMR event Ashley mentions during the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=848IcvPbzsc

Hannah’s take on the ‘famous’ Pat LaFontaine Cranial Nerve Examination
And the original video!

May I Help You Help Yourself?

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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 Cat from Hell” which ran on Animal Planet for 10 seasons. 

From the debate over the treatment methods used in shows like “Hoarders” and “The Biggest Loser” to the discussion of standout moments (the 911 cat, anyone?), this lively episode will not only entertain, but also leave you wondering about your own stance on self-help reality TV.   

Support the companies that support Scandal Water! 

Mid roll Ad: Kenzie @ TheWriteStage.com 

Show Notes for Episode 34!

Hoarding 
npr.org
Hoarders picture
People
Jackson Galaxy, host of My Cat From Hell, which ran on Animal Planet
Chicago Tribune 


Jackson working with a cat on the show
Today

Sources:

“Mental Health,” World Health Organization

“Expert teams needed to manage hoarding, which worsened during pandemic,” Sunday Times, by Claire Keeton, March 22, 2022

IMDB: Hoarders

“What is Hoarding Disorder?” American Psychiatric Association

“‘Hoarders’ Pro Organizer Dorothy Breininger on Digging Deeper for Season 13,” TV Insider, by Scott Fishman, October 18, 2021

“Hoarding Disorder: Symptoms and Causes,” Mayo Clinic 

“Jackson Galaxy wanted to be a rock star, and now he makes bad cats good on ‘My Cat From Hell’, which is as amazing as a headline about him with no cat puns,” Chicago Tribune, by Allison Stewart, January 16, 2020

“Cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy comes to Portland,” Portland Tribune, by Jason Vondersmith, November 28, 2018

“’My Cat From Hell’ and Jackson Galaxy Are Back to Help Freaked Out Felines Weather Quarantine,” People, by Kelli Bender, July 16, 2020

Bonus: Meet Ashley’s Cats

L to R: Rooney, Willow, Henry & Roxie
Bottom: Scotty

Lucy and Desi: Unconditional Love – Part 2

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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 audio clip from the husband and wife comedy team of Carrie and Jeff Ketterman, who have their own Lucy and Desi tribute show. 

This concluding episode will delve into the rise and fall of both Desilu and the couple’s marriage, the relationships that followed, Lucy’s career post I Love Lucy, and the couple’s final interactions, including Desi’s last message to Lucy: “P.S. I Love Lucy was never just the title.”


Show Notes for Episode 33!

Please see show notes for Episode 32 for more photographs & videos!

Gary Morton & Lucille Ball (Getty Images)
Edith Mack Hirsch & Desi Arnaz (Celebswood.com)
Courtesy of Carrie & Jeff Ketterman
In the colorized version, you can see the tears in Lucy’s eyes as Ricky/Desi sings
Desi’s final message to Lucy was delivered by Robert Stack

Let’s Talk to Lucy Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-to-lucy/id1579178174


Sources: (Identical to Episode 32)

Audio clips from Carrie and Jeff Ketterman, 2022

Lucy and Desi, documentary directed by Amy Pohler, 2022

Archive of American Television: Lucie Arnaz on what her parents were like when she was growing up, August 19, 2016

“How Lucy and Desi Changed TV With Desilu Productions,” Biography, December 7, 2021

“Lucille Ball’s daughter says her mother ‘never thought of herself as a feminist’ and ‘hated every minute’ of running her production studio,” Insider, March 4, 2022

 “Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy and Desi’ is an absorbing look at their complex lives,” Los Angeles Times, by Gary Goldstein, March 3, 2022

“Lucille Ball’s 2nd Husband Gary Morton Claimed to Have Never Seen ‘I Love Lucy,’” Showbiz Cheatsheet, by Lou Haviland, November 7, 2021

“A Look Back at Lucy and Desi’s Turbulent Love Story,” Country Living, by Maria Carter, March 1, 2017

Wikipedia: The Long, Long Trailer

“‘Lucy and Desi’ Review: Amy Poehler’s Documentary Captures the Complex Love Story of Being Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz,” Variety, by Owen Gleiberman, January 28, 2022

“How Lucille Ball Said Goodbye to Desi Arnaz Days Before He Died: ‘They Loved Each Other Until the End,’” People, by Liz McNeil and Benjamin Van Hoose, February 23, 2022

“Lucille Ball’s legendary interview show comes to SiriusXM,” Spectrum News1, by David Mendez, August 4, 2021

“The Most Shocking Secret About ‘I Love Lucy’ Stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Marriage,” Good Housekeeping, by Katherine Tinsley, December 26, 2021

“Lucy’s Radio Career,” Everything Lucille Ball (site), 2017

Wikipedia: Lucille Ball

“Gary Morton, 74, Producer for Lucille Ball,” The New York Times, by Reuters, April 1, 1999

Bonus:

Robert Osborne discusses Lucille Ball

Would you like a Pod of Tea?

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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 from tea flavors, word definition (what is exactly IS a biscuit??), and Jack’s astonishing connection to the “Jurassic Park” franchise. 

Settle in with your very own steamy cup of “Scandal Water” and join us as we celebrate all things tea! 

Show Notes for Episode 32!

Photos courtesy of Pod of Tea Podcast

Pod of Tea Podbean Site:

https://podoftea.podbean.com/


Jack’s site for JW: “The Dinosaur Protection Group”
http://www.dinosaurprotectiongroup.com/

The ride at Universal Ashley & Jack discuss


Emma’s Music

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, you’ll hear about the two tragedies that impacted Lucy’s childhood, the story of how Lucy and Desi met, what it took to convince the TV execs to cast Desi as Lucy’s husband in I Love Lucy, and so much more. As an added bonus, featured in this episode are audio clips from Carrie and Jeff Ketterman, the husband and wife comedy team who have created their own Lucy and Desi tribute show. 

If you didn’t already love Lucy, you will by the end of this episode!

Show Notes for Episode 31!

Lucy & Desi Kissing – Getty Images, Family Photo – Getty Images (from Country Living Article), Lucy & Desi on set in front of Trailer circa 1950 – Getty Images (from Country Living article), Lucy with second husband Gary Morton – Getty Images, The Kennedy Center Honors Lucille Ball – Kennedy-Center.org, Amy Pohler & Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill – Insider

Photo Gallery courtesy of Carrie & Jeff Ketterman

Sources:

Audio clips from Carrie and Jeff Ketterman, 2022

Lucy and Desi, the documentary directed by Amy Pohler, 2022
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09QG6H8D9/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Archive of American Television: Lucie Arnaz on what her parents were like when she was growing up, August 19, 2016

“How Lucy and Desi Changed TV With Desilu Productions,” Biography, December 7, 2021

“Lucille Ball’s daughter says her mother ‘never thought of herself as a feminist’ and ‘hated every minute’ of running her production studio,” Insider, March 4, 2022

 “Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy and Desi’ is an absorbing look at their complex lives,” Los Angeles Times, by Gary Goldstein, March 3, 2022

“Lucille Ball’s 2nd Husband Gary Morton Claimed to Have Never Seen ‘I Love Lucy,’” Showbiz Cheatsheet, by Lou Haviland, November 7, 2021

“A Look Back at Lucy and Desi’s Turbulent Love Story,” Country Living, by Maria Carter, March 1, 2017

Wikipedia: The Long, Long Trailer

“‘Lucy and Desi’ Review: Amy Poehler’s Documentary Captures the Complex Love Story of Being Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz,” Variety, by Owen Gleiberman, January 28, 2022

“How Lucille Ball Said Goodbye to Desi Arnaz Days Before He Died: ‘They Loved Each Other Until the End,’” People, by Liz McNeil and Benjamin Van Hoose, February 23, 2022

“Lucille Ball’s legendary interview show comes to SiriusXM,” Spectrum News1, by David Mendez, August 4, 2021

“The Most Shocking Secret About ‘I Love Lucy’ Stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Marriage,” Good Housekeeping, by Katherine Tinsley, December 26, 2021

“Lucy’s Radio Career,” Everything Lucille Ball (site), 2017

Wikipedia: Lucille Ball

“Gary Morton, 74, Producer for Lucille Ball,” The New York Times, by Reuters, April 1, 1999

Bonus:

Video courtesy of Carrie & Jeff Ketterman
Video courtesy of Carrie & Jeff Ketterman
Video courtesy of Carrie & Jeff Ketterman

Carrie & Jeff Ketterman website & upcoming Events

www.ourtechnicolorlife.com 

– May 19th Shelbyville Campus in Lousiville for Lucy Week Show at 6:30

-June 11th Tribute Show at Red Skelton Festival in Vincennes, IN 

– June 24th Tribute Show in Madison, IN 6 & 8pm

Betty White: Thank You for Being a Friend

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e9b3h-11ed1bb

Betty White, beloved actress, comedian, and a woman who truly was older than sliced bread, passed away on New Year’s Eve of 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

‘First woman of television,’ shameless flirt, ardent animal advocate… Betty was all this and so much more. Join us as we discuss the life and legacy of Betty White, and also dig into the rumored conflict with one of her Golden Girls costars.

Thank you for being a friend, Betty! We miss you already.

Show Notes for Episode 30!

Photo creds: 
Top Row: L to R: Betty in the early years: vanityfair.com, Betty and Alan: New York Times, Golden Girls photo: People; Bottom Row: L to R: Betty and dog: New York Post, Proposal costars: usmagazine.com, One of Betty White’s final photos: Today Show

Sources:

“Betty White Thanks Fans for Their ‘Love and Support’ in Final Video Before Her Death,” People, by Dory Jackson, January 21, 2022

“Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl’, NBC, January 31, 2022

“The Story Behind Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Infamous Feud,” Country Living, by Maria Carter, September 22, 2017

“The Truth About Betty White and The Golden Girls: How the Beloved TV Best Friends Really Got Along,” E News, by Natalie Finn, December 31, 2021

“20 of Betty White’s Best (and Funniest!) Quotes,” People, by Alex Heigl, December 31, 2021

“Betty White Dies: The Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Was 99,” People, by Stephen M. Silverman, December 31, 2021

“Betty White dies at 99: Here are some of her greatest career moments,” USA Today, by Asha C. Gilbert, December 31, 2021

“Betty White, a Television Golden Girl From the Start, Is Dead at 99,” The New York Times, by Richard Severo and Peter Keepnews, December 31, 2021

“18 things you probably didn’t know about the late Betty White,” Insider, by Acuna, Singh, and Grindell, December 31, 2021

Bonus:

“Golden Girls” Remix Ashley mentions in the episode

Betty as “Sue Ann” on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
Betty White Snickers Commercial
Language Warning! But a great example of Betty “playing” to the audience during a live taping
Clip from the dramatic Role Ashley references during the episode

Cher’s tribute to Betty on the special that aired after her passing

Marilyn: The Blonde Bombshell’s Mysterious Death

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mbk6j-11e4480

CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violence
LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Although often stereotyped as the ‘dumb blonde’ character, Marilyn Monroe was actually a complicated woman who overcame a traumatic childhood, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, co-founded her own production company, and formed relationships with a number of high-profile, powerful men. 

Sadly, Marilyn’s promising career was cut short in 1962 when she was found dead, nude in her bed with a telephone receiver in hand, the victim of an apparent overdose. She was only 36. 

But was Marilyn’s death really the result of an overdose and ‘probable suicide,’ as the coroner declared at that time? Or was Marilyn intentionally silenced, as many did and still believe, including her close friend Frank Sinatra?

Show Notes for Episode 29!

CREDIT: CECIL STOUGHTON/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President” – Source: The Guardian

Marilyn with her costars Jack Lemmon (Standing) and Tony Curtis (seated) in ‘Some Like It Hot”
Source: The New York Times

Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/14/1072768298/reframed-marilyn-monroes-documentary-review

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g38929415/photos-marilyn-monroe-home-life/?slide=5

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/11/marilyn-monroe-201011

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/entertainment/gallery/marilyn-monroe/index.html

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-born

https://people.com/movies/marilyn-monroes-most-famous-lovers-truth-vs-rumor/?slide=5881398#5881398

https://people.com/movies/why-frank-sinatra-believed-marilyn-monroe-was-murdered-book/

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/10/marilyn200810

https://variety.com/1962/film/news/marilyn-monroe-found-dead-of-suspected-overdose-1201341679/

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/98/11/22/specials/monroe-obit1.html

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/marilyn-monroe-and-the-prescription-drugs-that-killed-her

https://www.newsweek.com/why-conspiracies-theories-about-marilyn-monroe-are-resurfacing-1452610

Bonus:

Footage from “Something’s Got to Give”

“Be Kind, Rewind” Episode Ashley references

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”

’Paul is Dead’…or Is He?

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In 2009, Time magazine included ‘Paul Is Dead’ in its article about the top 10 most enduring conspiracy theories. What’s more, ‘Paul Is Dead’ is widely considered to be the most famous of all music conspiracy theories. 

In 1969 stories began to circulate that Paul McCartney was killed in a car accident in 1966 and subsequently replaced by a look-alike in order to protect and continue the Beatles phenomenon. The ‘Paul Is Dead’ rumor was fed by clues fans believed to be purposely placed in Beatles songs and album artwork.

Despite refutation from Paul and other Beatles members, the theory has endured for more than 50 years. In this listener choice episode, Candy and Ashley discuss the evidence used to support the ‘Paul Is Dead’ conspiracy theory and weigh in with their opinions.

Where do YOU stand? Paul is dead… or is he?

Show Notes for Episode 28!

Beatles’ Abbey Road Cover

‘Life’ issue in which Paul rebutted rumor
mediavillage.com


First Article Mentioning the Theory



Sources:

“Get Back” documentary on Disney+

“Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?” Drake Times-Delphic, vol. 88, no. 02, by Tim Harper, September 17, 1969 

‘Paul is Dead’: the Bizarre Story of Music Most Notorious Conspiracy Theory, Rolling Stone, by Rob Sheffield         

“The 70 Greatest Conspiracy Theories in Pop-Culture History,” Vulture, by Adam K. Raymond, October 23, 2016

“‘Paul is Dead’: A Beatles Secret Message in an Album Cover?” BBC, by Christian Blauvelt, August 6, 2018

Wikipedia: Paul is Live

“Sgt. Pepper’s Iconic Photos Reveal OPP Badge on Paul McCartney’s Uniform,” Toronto Star, by Trish Crawford, January 18, 2016

Wikipedia: Paul is Dead
“Inside John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s ‘Irreplaceable’ Bond–and Epic Fall Out,” Biography, by Rachel Chang, October 14, 2020

Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death: Accident or Foul Play?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f3vki-11d0767

CW: Themes/descriptions of violence
LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Over 40 years ago Natalie Wood was found floating in the water off the coast of Catalina Island, wearing a flannel nightgown, socks, and a down jacket. Her death was widely believed to be a tragic accident that occurred because of her drunken state. 

However, in 2013 new information about suspicious circumstances led the cause of death to be changed from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors.” And a 2018 press conference revealed not only that new witness testimony had come to light, but also that Natalie’s husband, Robert Wagner, was now officially considered “a person of interest” in her death. Yet as of this moment, Natalie’s case remains open, her death still a mystery. 

This fascinating episode takes a look at the tragic loss of Natalie Wood and considers the question ‘Was it an accident or foul play?’

Show Notes for Episode 27!

Natalie Wood (age 14) posing for a portrait in her home in 1952
Frank Worth, Capital Art Getty Images
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner aboard the Splendour
nypost.com

Sources:

Wikipedia: West Side Story (1961 film)

“What Really Happened to Natalie Wood?” Town and Country, by Nancy Bilyeau, May 5, 2020

“40 Years Later, the Mystery Over Natalie Wood’s Death Endures,” Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2021

“Natalie Wood’s Sister Lana Fights for Truth of Her Mysterious Death: ‘Still a Long Way to Go,’” USA Today, by David Oliver, November 9, 2021

“Natalie Wood’s Sister Says Christopher Walken Spoke to Detectives Working Her Reopened Case, But Made Them Promise Not to Reveal What He Said,” Insider, by Erin Snodgrass, November 18, 2021

“Natalie Wood’s Sister: ‘Of Course’ Robert Wagner Killed Her,” New York Post, by Raquel Laneri, November 4, 2021

Bonus:

https://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-Finstad/e/B001HD2X1I%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Natalie Wood in the ending scene from “Miracle on 34th Street”

Natalie Wood & James Dean in a scene from “Rebel Without A Cause”

Natalie Wood in the ‘bathtub scene’ from “Splendor in the Grass”

Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” singing “Tonight” in her own voice

Bernie Tiede: Most Loved Murderer

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m3r6g-11d0725

CW: Themes/descriptions of violence
LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Question: What self-confessed murderer can boast a fan club in his honor, a movie centered around his murder case, and a Facebook fan page with over 1,700 followers?

Answer: Bernie Tiede, the man portrayed by Jack Black in the 2012 movie ‘Bernie,’ who murdered Marjorie Nugent in 1996 and managed to hide her body in a freezer for 9 months before his crime was discovered. 

Hear all about Bernie Tiede, “the most loved murderer,” in episode 26, and consider for yourself whether this was cold-blooded murder or an uncontrollable act triggered by Marjorie’s abuse.

Show Notes for Episode 26!

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black recreating a cruise pose
telegraph.co.uk
Bernie and Marjorie
Source: Texas Monthly

Sources:

“The Mortician, the Murder, the Movie,” 48 Hours, CBS News, by Peter Van Sant, July 22, 2017

“Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” Texas Monthly, by Skip Hollingsworth, January 1998

“Richard Linklater on Living With Bernie Tiede,” Variety, by Justin Chang, June 25, 2014

“Judge Agrees to Release Murderer ‘Bernie’ Backed by Austin Filmmaker,” The Texas Tribune, by Brandi Grissom, May 6, 2014

Bonus:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/interactive/tom-browns-body/

https://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/news/rusk-s-kay-baby-epperson-dies-filmmaker-linklater-remembers-actress/article_782eef6c-1bd4-11e8-be75-1bba62013c72.html

“Bernie” Film (free with commercials)