But First, Brunch

But First, Brunch

Let's have some real talk and full drinks. Pour yourself a giant mimosa and catch up on the biggest Jacksonville and pop culture stories of the week with your host Catalina every other Sunday.

Episodes

December 26, 2018 28 min
Stan culture has spilled over from social media to real people like Pete Davidson who are dealing with real consequences of "fans" going too hard for their idols. How did we get here and which celebs are handling their stans the best?

We explore a whole range of emotions talking about the return of low-rise jeans (omg plz no) and Forbes naming Jacksonville's five best restaurants (mmm yes honey). And don't miss the b...
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Don't panic! Jamie Rich, founder and publisher of Flamingo Magazine, has a solid Northeast Florida holiday gift guide to impress the people on your list. The foodie, the free spirit and the outdoorsy type will love her finds.

Jamie also fills us in on the new restaurants popping up around NE Florida. We've got more options from healthy organic fare to no-parts-wasted butcher shop. And how do you feel about peanut butter and...
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December 6, 2018 33 min
We stan a socially conscious brand. Carrie Wilson is a super talented Jacksonville makeup artist with her own line and she recently launched the new I AM campaign. It's meant to remind a woman that she is a damn queen who should be empowered by what makes her unique.

Carrie also has really helpful makeup advice before you go wading through Sephora, totally intimidated and clueless. Plus, I had to know Carrie thoughts on the ris...
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October 28, 2018 70 min
President Trump might want to legally define gender to just male and female. But where would that leave the transgender community? I invited Jacksonville activist Chloie Kensington to give her perspective as a transgender woman of color. We also discussed her outreach work through her startup organization, the Stiletto Sister Society

What I didn't expect was Chloie giving an exclusive account of her recent arrest and the disappo...
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What happens when Kanye West and Kid Rock hang out at the White House? Um, we're still trying to figure that out. His 20 minute rant was full of verbal hieroglyphics that we try to decipher. And good news! Amy Winehouse is going on tour! But she's still dead...

I finally sit down with Jacksonville fashion influencer Jordan Mixson aka The Sockateur to talk about building a social media empire from Nordstrom Rack socks. His ar...
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I'M BACK, Y'ALL.

Adulting at the radio station meant taking a short hiatus from the podcast but now I'm ready to jump back into your ears with good conversation and my breathy horse laugh. I know you missed it.

My guest co-host is Yanira Cardona, owner of YaYa Productions. She's always looking for ways to serve Jacksonville's Hispanic community. You can catch her supporting local Latino-owned businesses and throwi...
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July 15, 2018 52 min
Hopping on the second mic with me this week is Badr Milligan -- host of Jacksonville's fire The Short Box Podcast. He's the new nerd's guide to comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the fancy term for Marvel movies). We hash out our feelings about "Avengers: Infinity War" because we're still not over it. He also fills us in on the GAAM event where veteran nerds and baby cosplayers can party together...
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July 1, 2018 44 min
I'm back! And I brought a friend! First on my lineup of guest co-hosts is writer, Jacksonville blogger and Katherine Heigl lookalike -- Anna Claire Hodge. This sweet soul explains how she works hip hop into her writing along and has an interesting insight on homophobia within hip hop.

Our favorite celebs have drastically different social media styles. Cardi B and Kylie Jenner hid their pregnancies (and a wedding!) while Ariana G...
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Happy Pride, y'all! We wanted to kick off Pride month by re-sharing our past conversations with awesome people from Jacksonville's LGBTQ community. We'll never forget how much we laughed with Bebe Deluxe or how honest Professor Katie Monnin was about becoming an advocate for the queer community.

We also sat down with Lindsey Tague and Jay Owen about Social Media Day Jax. It's an event in June that's not just for...
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May 20, 2018 34 min
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it's time for some real real talk. The Netflix original "13 Reasons Why" had a controversial start because of its brutal portrayal of teen suicide. We talk about what's coming and what we're hoping for out of season two.

We invited mental health counselor intern Katie Wiggins to talk about her education and experience because it's pretty unique -- she lives with bipol...
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May 6, 2018 51 min
What a week! Kanye West was word vomiting all over Twitter and interviews with Charlamagne tha God and TMZ. We talk about the controversial statement he made about slavery being "a choice" and the TMZ employee who called him out on it. Plus, we get an insider's take on The Players! Ashley Pincket is an associate producer with the PGA Tour, which means she walks the legendary course with some of golf's biggest names ...
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Cardi B is everywhere -- from Ellen to Bernie Sanders' tweets. She's an unapologetic personality who will say what she feels and punctuate it with a strong "Okurrrt!" Not everyone loves her, though. The girl definitely has her critics and they were loud about her Coachella performance. So, is Cardi B helping or hurting the modern woman?
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April 16, 2018 36 min
Unlike the 90s song that gets everyone lit at a party, most millennials are living a life of No Money, Mo Problems. Equal Pay Day sheds a light on income inequality but that's just one issue when it comes to balancing income, student loans and affording the occasional avocado toast. Money coach and financial planner April Caldwell helped bust some money myths that gave us some major peace of mind. Also, HAMILTON THE MUSICAL IS ...
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April 1, 2018 30 min
Call us Martha and Martha Stewart cause we found spring cleaning tips to help clear out and organize your space. PRO TIP: do it with a drink in hand. We talked to Taryn Nilsen and Sara Flowers -- the crafty and passionate minds behind The Makery. It's a curated market where you can find all the local homemade goods you could want from clothes to art to food.
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As our city continues to flourish, today's guest saw the need to keep inspiring our creatives and spotlight all things unique to Jax! Introducing, Ansley Randall, founder/owner of Jax Is Rad.
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March 21, 2018 55 min
It's our Women's History Month special episode! *cue confetti cannons* We talk about the women in history who inspire us to keep breaking boundaries and the new line of Barbie dolls from Mattel.

This episode's brunch guest is a real life boss lady. She's a woman of color at the highest position at her company's local branch and she also signs our paychecks. It's our boss, Nicky Sparrow! She's Market Pres...
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We try not to get wrapped up in Bachelor drama. But when we do, it's because the bachelor proposed to two different women.
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March 4, 2018 15 min
If you're one of those people that say "There's nothing to do in Jacksonville", this will change your mind. From new restaurants to soccer games, ya won't be bored any time soon.
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It's time to cut through the noise on gun laws, mental health reform and general lack of manners to ask HOW DO WE HELP the victims of the Stoneman Douglas shooting? And, how can you take your feelings on the issues from social media to a politician's ear? It's way easier than you think.

We also have a couple brunch guests from Detroit -- Jessica's sister Cecelia and her friend Hailey. They're in high school and ...
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February 20, 2018 45 min
All this talk about hashtag relationship goals during Valentine's Day made us think -- who are the famous couples that are ACTUALLY someone we can relate and aspire to love like? Even fictional couples because, why not.

We brought an artist friend to brunch who is a beautiful natural light photographer and the mind behind Cre8Jax. Toni Smailagić really loves Jacksonville's cultural scene and we really love him for it.
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