Liberal Sherpa

Liberal Sherpa

Feisty Latina journalist Cathy Areu guides you through the magical, yet terrifying, terrain of our progressive new world. Don’t be left out, do call in, and don’t kill the messenger.

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April 9, 2021 26 min
Liberal Sherpa podcast host Cathy Areu has been wanting to bond with Brent Hatley ever since he said “excruciating headaches” during a segment of the Howard Stern Show about a year or so ago. Brent, a senior producer on the hit show, was never able to elaborate ... or maybe he didn’t want to? But, for so long, Cathy has been wanting to know if Brent is OK! And, do they have something in common: chronic migraines? On this podcast, f...
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We know him from so many movies, his unapologetically honest podcast IAmRapaport, his character on Netflix’s hit series Atypical, or as a long-time valuable/irreplaceable member of the Howard Stern show family. But, to this journalist, and many political junkies, Rapoport reached new heights during the last year of the Trump Administration. He became a trusted news source. A voice of reason. A tell-it-like-it-is political commentat...
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After speaking with Mariann from Brooklyn (The Mother of the Howard Stern Wack Pack), on last week’s Liberal Sherpa episode, it was only fitting that Jeff the Drunk would be interviewed this week.  How does one become a member of the most famous (and only) wack pack on radio history? What is the drunk Howard Stern regular like? Drunk? Sober? Angry? Kind? Yes!  If you’re a Stern Show fan, you know Jeff the Drunk and the wack pack. I...
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Mariann From Brooklyn is known by millions as Howard Stern’s biggest fan, singing “All I Need is Howard in my Life” all the time! And she means it. If you’re a Stern Show fan, you know Mariann as the sweet, yet tough mom, who can battle it out with a Stern staffer one day and lovingly take care of a “whack packer” the next. If you’re not familiar with the woman behind the most famous “unique” voice on radio, then you’re in for a tr...
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Corey “The Buttercream Dream” Forrester is a comedian hailing from Chickamauga, GA — more specifically, this means Corey is a liberal stand-up comic, an internet sensation, and a frustrated constituent living in Majorie Taylor Greene’s 14th congressional district in Georgia. This is the perfect storm to achieve overnight success (after a decade of being a comedian) for the co-author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Di...
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How does a former Tea Party member — very vocal Trump supporter and a self-proclaimed “MAGA” activist — switch to become a devoted Biden/Harris supporter and proud “Liberal Democrat”? I found this enigma, David Weissman, on Twitter and wanted to know more. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. Many fellow Twitter followers have questions. One of those questions is: would the MAGA David have taken part in the Capitol Riots? His answers are raw...
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It’s January: New Year’s Resolution time. As your Liberal Sherpa, I’d like to motivate you to get started on that new book you’ve been wanting to write, and publish, but didn’t know how! Thanks to my long-time friend, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Caridad Pineiro, you’ll know everything you’ve ever needed or wanted to know about the world of books, agents, and publishing “houses.” She’s my favorite source on this becau...
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Most journalists follow the AP Style Manual to write and edit. Teachers follow their state curriculums to plan and teach lessons. But what set of rules and ethics are Trump’s lawyers following? After questionable tweets and “interesting” key witnesses at hearings, the host of Liberal Sherpa’s podcast had to ask a former prosecutor: can they do that? ... grab a coffee, tea, or beverage of your choice because his answer is pretty lon...
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In this episode in our special 2020 Election podcast series, your Liberal Sherpa catches up with TV journalist, Mosaic Artist, and CATALINA Cover Model Lisa Guerrero to discuss what’s on all of our minds: the 2020 U.S. Election! From catching bad guys on Inside Edition to being the first female sideline reporter on Monday Night Football, Lisa has a lot to say, ... and she’s not afraid to say it! (All while being super gracious and ...
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She’s so busy, but actress and singer Chrissie Fit is taking time to tell us why she is a “Cubana con Biden” who cares about the 2020 Presidential Election. This is our third (I think) in our special series Election 2020 Liberal Sherpa podcast episodes about VIPs and their election picks. And, for this episode, we’re able to combine salsa, fun, and passion with Actress and Singer Chrissie Fit — from Pitch Perfect 2 and 3 and Disney...
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In this election2020 special edition of the Liberal Sherpa podcast, your friendly Latina host Cathy Areu finds out why the historically Republican voting block of U.S. Cubans are embracing “Bydon” for president ... Amore Rodriguez (a diversity and inclusion guru by day) stops everything to introduce you the new grassroots group “Cubanos con Biden,” which she helped organize (along with other young Cubans in Miami). It’s still not e...
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On this latest episode of The Liberal Sherpa podcast, host (and Latina journalist) Cathy Areu talks real-talk with Kelly Hyman, a daughter of a single mom who is not afraid to give you and me a reason to vote this November. If you were wondering what’s at stake for women and children this November, Kelly (a long-time women’s advocate and lawyer) lays it all out. From the loss of RGB to our current wage gap, Kelly tells it like it i...
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In this episode, things changed quickly. We were supposed to figure out why the heck Chicago radio host wrote a “crude” tweet that went viral. On [the] Twitter, “Fashion guru” (cough cough) Dan McNeil criticized ESPN’s Monday Night journalist, Maria Taylor’s outfit, not her analysis of the first game of the season. I, your Liberal Sherpa podcast host, chased down expert Adrienne Lawrence — former ESPN anchor and legal analyst, and ...
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Governor Deval Patrick, (President Obama’s close friend) and Massachusetts Governor during the horrible Boston Marathon bombing, opens up about learning how to be an activist from Martin Luther King, Jr. himself. And your podcast host brings up lessons she learned from the woman who stood by MLK Jr., Dorothy Height. Dorothy taught The Sherpa, Cathy, to never give up. But she might. Luckily, Governor Patrick started the Together Fun...
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In a new season of the Liberal Sherpa podcast, your favorite liberal (that would be me) is asking my Fox News friends & other newsmakers: What’s going on?! Our Season 3 debut podcast is about this Tweet today. Oh boy! It read: "He was working as a security guard at an auto body shop. Police pulled their guns on him and he ran because he was rightfully terrified. ... He was 18. ... Andres Guardado." I asked the founder o...
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What does “far right” Political Radio and TV Host, Jesse Lee Peterson, Show" think about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter? Quick answer: a lot! And He’s not afraid to give you a piece of his mind. Lucky for us, he shared his views from growing up in the (not-so-bad) era of Jim Crow laws — to the inability for women to vote (much less, hold political office). Does he want a woman to obey her husband, have babies, cook, clean,...
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American cities are burning, hearts are breaking, and the world is watching. So many of us are asking: what’s happening? The nation is seeing protests reminiscent of the ‘60s Civil Rights movement, but with more rage and fury. So, Cathy invites her new co-host, Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie, for a heartfelt conversation with NYPD officer, and Blue Lives Matter NYC Founder, Joseph Imperatrice. It’s real talk about protestors vs. riot...
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To Tweet or not to Tweet? This is just not a question President Trump seems to ask himself. And his supporters will say that it's just one of the things what got him elected. Liberals (like me), on the other hand, will say there are a bunch of other reasons Trump got elected (like Russia and that pesky electoral collage). So, to debate this age old Tweet question, of Shakespearean proportions, I invite former Navy Seal and form...
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In our latest podcast, in what's become a "special series" of COVID-19 hot topics, Host Cathy Areu talks to an actor trying to navigate in a familiar world turned upside down: the entertainment industry. At a time when most of us are turning to Netflix and Hulu as much-needed distractions in our #Quarantined lives, he says Hollywood has been going through its share of changes too.  As Actor Oscar Torre tells us, going t...
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Does social distancing have you down? Do you miss your boss’ annoying habits? Are you reading books you don’t even like? Hey, you’re not alone. It’s the “new normal!” On this special “mental health” edition of the Liberal Sherpa podcast, host Cathy Areu is on a quest to let you know that it’s all going to be ok (even though it may feel like it’s not all going to be ok). OK? Here’s the best part: psychotherapist, author, and Fox New...
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