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March 10, 2023 46 min

Chris Rock made Netflix history with his highly anticipated stand-up special, "Selective Outrage", as the first comedy special to be streamed live on the platform. "Selective Outrage" was also highly anticipated for another reason - revisiting the infamous Oscar moment where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

It had everything to be expected from a Chris Rock stand-up special - good, bad and ugly. JP joins me for a conv...

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Call it fate, a coincidence or pure luck, the collaboration between Phillip Good and John Stella on their new track "Simon Says" was the driving force that landed the track on #88 on the top #100 new releases on Apple Music. Understanding the importance of how to promote their music, networking and their consistency creating content is what will be what takes them to the top.

Check out the track here!

Listen to "Simon S...

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February 22, 2023 49 min

It's been a little over a year since Bella had an active Tinder profile, so she downloads the app to see what she's been missing. Melissa enters the chat and gives the feedback she needs to hear.

Other topics:

  • Who is invited to the stalker tailgate party?

  • Reviewing random guys' profiles

  • Reading profiles with weird fetishes

  • What kind of guy is most likely to swipe right on Bella's profile

  • Most popular types of pics guys us...

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    New parents often reflect on their own childhoods when laying the foundation for what they want for their first born, taking the good and bad experiences to create a roadmap that leads to an emotionally stable and happy life. JP and I discuss what life advice we will pass down to the kids.

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    Melvin Johnson, CEO Candle Maker at Wix and Vibes joins me to talk about how to level up your Valentine’s Day with the limited edition box set perfect for a romantic experience like no other. It has been less than two years since the inception of Wix and Vibes, and they have already established partnerships with Nordstrom, relationships with non-profit organizations in the Houston area, and found a niche market of celebrities and a...

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    January 17, 2023 43 min

    "Did we just become best friends?!"

    I've known Tony for 20 years but his wife is my new favorite gal pal. We talk about:

  • Us being banned a bunch of times for Facebook comments

  • Meeting mom friends but then things get weird

  • We create a new character that is a real estate agent that thinks he can win fights, isn't afraid of blood but is afraid of the dark and a bunch of cool things

  • Texas vs. Florida

  • Robots

  • Day Drinking with S...

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    Mental Health with JP part 2 - 2023's New Year's Self-Improvement resolutions

    The part 2 of 2 episode revisiting last year's observations of what needs improvement in our lives so we have the goals to keep each other accountable for, We touch on:

  • Damar Hamlin - The wake up call we all needed

  • Moments in pop culture that were a big deal

  • Personal wins and losses in 2022

  • Which areas in your life we will focus on next year

  • Persona...

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    With the most drastic changes to lives in recent years - lockdowns, job loss, school shootings and other topics - taking care of your mental health is more important than ever.

    JP and I talk about our individual lives and the dark days that brought us to the breaking point where mental health became a priority. Divorce, foreclosure, job loss, death of family members and a bunch of life events can be easier to deal with when spaced o...

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    As two former Californians, JP and I discuss our stance on guns now that we live in deep red states. After 25 years of friendship, we talk about a subject that we probably wouldn't even consider relevant if we stayed in California. Unchecked mental health undoubtedly plays a part in how young people decide to use their firearm, so we also talk about the ways we are raising our kids so that mental health is a key component of th...

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    November 16, 2022 35 min

    What happens when the ones you count on to be there for you decide to leave the decades of good times, memories and promises of best friends forever without warning or reason? My friend of over 20 years joins me as we talk about the paths we embarked upon after high school and the lows, highs, achievements, loss, love and the reality of expectations. More importantly, we get into how what we separately thought what was rock bottom ...

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    The subject matter that is referenced in this article may cause distress or discomfort to some sensitive topics around child trauma, abuse, neglect, assault and other potentially triggering information. Reader discretion advised.

    With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the implications are catastrophic on so many levels. If the baby is born to a mother under the age of 13, how will she legally work? Does this mean the grandmother is given...

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    Ricky joins me to talk about my strategies on how I help musicians and artists get out of the negative self-doubt and celebrate their progress.

    But for the two of us....Are we successful or are we just adequate at checking off the boxes on the to-do list that we think makes us successful? For both of us, it took our rock bottom experiences to realize that there may not be a definition or end game. For the ambitious or the serial l...

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    November 16, 2022 41 min

    Rapper/singer/songwriter GrapeSoda Henderson talk hustle, drive and hip-hop trivia. I've been working as his manager/publicist for a few years now so we take a look back at the past, present and future of his career and the skills that can make or break an artist's success in the industry.

    Check him out on:

    Instagram: @thtgrapesodaboy

    Facebook: /LifeIsGRAPEsoda


    YouTube: Villa Vibez

    And al...

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    November 16, 2022 50 min

    On this episode, Bella and Ricky run through the list of the infamous 27 Club members and talk about how fentanyl, heroin, and weed affect substance abuse. Then we watch the Stanger Things Master of Puppets scene right after a heated discussion about why I get scared at the movies which then evolves into an argument about the definition of danger.

    This episode is dedicated to the late legendary musician and drummer, Taylor Hawkins....

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    November 16, 2022 34 min

    My friend of 18 years Ricky Vorias joins me to discuss music, politics and other things as we go from deep conversations to debates with the goal of annoying me. He succeeds so I annoy him with random facts about the band Queen.

    Here is a breakdown of the conversations:

    Pick up the conversation in progress - start

    Friends with benefits in your 30s - 5m10s

    Noise Complaints past midnight 10m30s

    Complaining about the process of making mu...

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    November 16, 2022 36 min

    On this very first episode of BTF, I ask my mom all the questions I've never asked about her time as a lead singer in a classic rock cover band with my dad. From touring across the country to making $1,500 a weekend, we talk about how the early 80s were part of the good ol days where musicians actually got paid.

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