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We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine. Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how fucked up we are, the more normal we all feel. Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all ...
 
News flash! Oral Sex is still taboo in the 21st century, and I find this SHOCKING!!! “We are all born sexual creatures” - As wonderfully stated by Marilyn Monroe. Our bodies are designed to enjoy many great pleasures, and one way is by sexual stimulation; which is natural. Having an orgasm releases stress and toxins from the body, again naturally. My Podcast, Oralicious – A Tale of Sex, will be an eye-opener that focuses on exploring our natural gifts through our 5 Senses, Kissing, Foreplay, ...
 
Peoples stories are Important, and they should be heard. Each unfiltered and unedited episode features a person who has lived a unique life in addition to covering topics that are sensitive or politically incorrect such as sex, drugs, business, race, love and everything else in between. From the business savvy prostitute to a cops dilemma and to a rape victim making her story known so it can help other victims; they all have stories to tell. Sometimes vulgar and inappropriate but always ende ...
 
Words with KB is a podcast and web show that takes a glimpse into the mind of the modern black male. Join us weekly as the crew dives into thought provoking, taboo conversations where no topic is off limits. From diverse perspectives, interactive atmosphere, weekly shots, and hilarious commentary, there's always something to look forward to. What will we talk about next?
 
Do You Have A Tale to Tell? Because Cat wants to hear it. Cat's Tales is hosted by internet personality, “SassyCat” (Cat for short). Join your favorite little kitty, as she interviews her guest speakers who share their expertise and/or personal experiences. Guest speakers can be anyone from experts with PhD's to John Q Public. The show topics vary from week to week, covering everything and anything, no subject is taboo. “Cat” is an ordinary girl who is outspoken and inquisitive, sharing her ...
 
A podcast dedicated to exploring the paranormal and hauntings of the past and today in a variety of segments meant to inform while having fun. The Haunting Hour Podcast interacts with fans and listeners through submitted questions, topics and information with no subject too taboo. With a dozen different segments, including guest interviews, recent haunting news, attractions, and more, no two shows are ever the same.
 
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Mike D. & Tommy finally record in-person after so many months, discussing the 1960 Kirby/Lieber/Lee creature made of muck, TABOO, from Marvel’s Strange Tales! Fun, dopey stuff! Tommy tells a tale of ripping his shorts, and Mike speaks on his love of the Halloween season while also discussing his new schlock-horror-themed Instagram page @master_sard…
 
Comic book artist and illustrious illustrator VAL MAYERIK talks with Mike D. & Tommy about Kirby’s impact on comics, working at Marvel in the ‘70s, how technology has changed the comic book industry, and of course co-creating Howard The Duck! It’s a great episode covering a lot of stuff in a fun and easy going conversation with a pro! Visit Val’s w…
 
CONGRATS to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for Breaking Pop Records for their #1 Song WAP (WET ASS PUSSY). This is stirring up controversy for the alleged explicit and raw lyrics; that I, TATIANA CARRERA LOVE AND EMBRACE!! QUOTES FROM THE SONG WAP AND WHY I LOVE THE LYRICS AND VIDEO: 1) "Certified Freak" - Yes, I, Tatiana Carrera (aka Your Tap-Out…
 
Today is National Orgasm Day, which promotes the importance of having an orgasm; because it really does the body good. Our bodies (women and men) were designed to have orgasms, and should not be neglected in doing so, or not obtained. "Orgasms can increase blood flow around the genital areas and release HAPPY HORMONES." - LatestLY. Let's discuss..e…
 
Comic artist, author, and Jack Kirby acolyte Tom Scioli (‘Gødland’, ‘Fantastic Four: Grand Design’) joins Mike D. & Tommy to talk about the King of Comics, ‘50s censorship, Stan & Jack, and his just-released Jack Kirby comic-biography ‘Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics’! Buy the book and listen to this show! It’s a good one! •Music- “…
 
“History is people!” Mike D. & Tommy celebrate America’s 200th birthday... 44 years late... by taking a cosmic mind-trip with Captain America to discover what the United States is truly about by discussing Jack Kirby’s 1976 Marvel Treasury Special CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES! We traverse America through time with Cap, learning some valua…
 
Happy Anniversary Everyone!!! It's been one year and we are so thrilled to have such amazing listeners out there! Enjoy an expanded packed full show with all your favorite segments and thank you for everything!!! Much Love!!! Check us out at: Become A Supporter on Patreon! Follow Us On Facebook! Follow Us On Instagram! Check out ALL the great shows…
 
Episode 15! Craziness continues to ensue as we go on the road for a couple of our segments. Last episode of Season 1! Do you have a favorite, Iconic Movie Prop? Then you're going to love this episode :) Check us out at: Become A Supporter on Patreon! Follow Us On Facebook! Follow Us On Instagram! Check out ALL the great shows at StraightUpStrange.c…
 
This week it’s our final episode of the 2020 season, where we answer listener questions sent to us through social media. Like - why the most popular Super Bowl commercial chose to replace their lead actor, why Gatorade’s famous "Be Like Mike" campaign called Michael Jordan “Mike” when no one ever called him that before and we’ll answer the age-old …
 
To celebrate three years of the program, Tommy & Mike D. are joined by Jacked Kirby’s behind-the-scenes tech whiz Rob Martin (of the CCD Podcast/CCD.NYC and the all-new Cult Of Pop video-cast!), and former guest Young James West Esq. (Comics For Courage non-profit) to discuss Jack “King” Kirby’s influence BEYOND the pages of comics in a thoughtful …
 
This week we’re talking about the Mandela Effect. It is defined as “collective false memory.” That means many of us remember things incorrectly and we all remember them incorrectly the same way. From famous movie lines to song lyrics to details of traumatic events and even to famous commercials, we all think our memories are time-stamped videos of …
 
Illustrator and author George O’Connor talks to Tommy & Mike D. about the creation of his best-selling graphic novel series THE OLYMPIANS, and how Jack Kirby influenced his work. Plus ‘90s comics, Greek myths (and why there are no great Greek myth movies), and the educational properties of comics! •Music- “Zeus vs Thor” by Epic Rap Battles Of Histo…
 
This week, we explore the branding of diseases. Over the course of history, diseases have been named after people and countries with devastating effects. Names have stigmatized entire regions, decimated industries and have even caused diplomatic crises. And countries have weaponized diseases for political purposes. As with all branding, words matte…
 
We've been pretty quiet on everything that's going on but we wanted to bring back a special guest to talk about what's happening in the black community. Mr. Keith joins the kru to chat about our current state of affairs. This is the best moment we've had in a decade to make change. We need to remember to "Keep That Same Energy" moving forward. We a…
 
This week it’s our annual Bookmarks episode, where we tell fascinating stories from our research that didn't make it into the regular season. We’ll talk about a book that maintains if you build a better mousetrap, the world will NOT beat a path to your door. And we’ll tell a story from a biography of Bruce Lee that proves sometimes the only way to …
 
Steven Carleton of the League Of Geekz Podcast joins Mike D. & Tommy to discuss Jack Kirby’s foray into the dark and macabre world of the attempted adult-geared comic magazine market with 1971’s SPIRIT WORLD! Prophecy! Reincarnation! Haunting! Black magic! Laughs! Horror movie talk! Tit & dick jokes! Have a listen and enjoy! •Music- “Spirit in the …
 
Episode 62: On this episode we're joined by a member of the pod fam, Drills. We dive into the area of gentrification. Some points we hit are how gentrification happens and how can we use it to our advantage in the community. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode so I hope you do too. If you didn't know Drills has a blog where he releases a blog post ev…
 
Every episode of Under The Influence begins with an opening story. And after more than 300 episodes, we’ve told over 300 opening stories. This week, we look back at the ones that generated the most listener feedback - from a story about a one-armed martial artist to the unorthodox ways lovers communicated in the Victorian era to the story of the gr…
 
Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and lifelong comic book fan JEFF GARLIN joins Tommy & Mike D. for a boisterous conversation filled with Kirby love, quarantine talk, comedy in context, the Heroes Initiative, losing weight, collecting comics, and lots more! It was a great time, so have a listen and enjoy! •Music- “Jumper On the Line” by R.L. Burns…
 
In this episode we follow the love story of our fellow FVSU wildcats, Brit and Ed. This story starts in high school, spans multiple HBCUs, and ends with them becoming new parents (spoiler alert). Join the FB Group for updates on the podcast Please take a second to check out their new company Airoz Digital, where they offer a wide range of digital d…
 
My amazing guest Jon Pressick, gadabout of sexual culture in and around Toronto, Canada shared his passion about Sex in Words. He conveyed that sex needs a voice. A harmonious, diverse voice that speaks to the masses that SEX needs to be released into the Universe for us ALL to enjoy freely without any negative connotations attached to it. Jon prim…
 
This week, we explore how business can be won or lost with spontaneous off-hand remarks. Not all advertising business is conducted in a boardroom or in commercials. Sometimes somebody says something in an elevator, or in a speech or in a doorway that leads to winning an account - or losing it. Talk ain’t cheap.…
 
Legendary comic book artist and creator STEVE RUDE joins Tommy & Mike D via phone for a frank conversation about Steve’s personal interactions with Jack & Roz, and how Jack “King” Kirby influenced his own work and creations (Nexus, anyone?!) It’s episode 70 of The Jacked Kirby Podcast, “Steve “The Dude” Rude”! Enjoy... and spread the word! Follow S…
 
Episode 69 (“Dinner for two!”) of The Jacked Kirby Podcast has Tommy, Mike D., and special guest Joey Armao (aka the “Clitigator”!) talking about Marvel Comics’ villain The Wrecker, and the Mighty Thor stories from 1968 that introduced him! This special remotely-recorded quarantine episode (our first) also has the boys talking about the Covid, the …
 
This week, we explore the world of Torture Tests. Torture test commercials are one of the advertising industry’s most powerful techniques - because when a product can survive a dramatic test, it can convince a lot of people to buy the product. Unless, that is, the torture test goes very wrong…
 
Hello again everyone! So happy to get out this episode with a great panel of insight into ghostly happenings along with so many other fun segments! Thanks for listening! Much Love! Check us out at: Become A Supporter on Patreon! Follow Us On Facebook! Follow Us On Instagram! Check out ALL the great shows at StraightUpStrange.com! Episode 14 Segment…
 
This week, we explore the world of Online Reviews. These days you can leave a review for anything - from a cup of coffee to your dentist. 90% of us read online reviews before buying a product - that’s why those reviews are so influential. Yet how do you tell fake ones from the real thing? Thumbs up or thumbs down, welcome to the world of online rev…
 
I'm struggling with getting back to normalcy; because of this INSANE Pandemic that have rocked and turned our world upside down. After the great success of my last two episodes: Open Buffet, and Oral Sex: Learn it, Live it, Give it!; I had to come close and find you something as comparable; or good. DICK-ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY episode, I truly think t…
 
This week, we explore the quiet world of ASMR marketing. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It’s a new form of marketing that creates a calming feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation. Marketers create that experience using sound effects and whispers. Everything from beer brands to fast food restaurants are using it - h…
 
Episode 60: We got a chance to catch up with Kaneisha Miller, the founder of EM Farms, an on farm market providing produce and farming events. This was the first female farmer I ever heard of and she's a graduate of Fort Valley State University. We love to have Wildcats on the podcast so it was great having her on. Give this episode a listen to get…
 
Dum dum da dum. This week, we explore the lucrative world of Wedding Marketing. Weddings are big, big business. And as a result, the wedding industry is a big, big marketing category. From invitations and flowers to dresses and cakes, today's weddings are an $80 billion industry. And planning the perfect day is a lot of pressure.…
 
The first Mister Miracle series of Jack’s DC Comics “Fourth World” is finally talked about on the program! Created by The King, this fan favorite character (of fans Mike D. & Tommy) gets his origin covered; the art, the influence, and the lasting history. It’s impossible to talk about Scott Free and NOT also discuss the rest of the New Gods, and th…
 
This week, we explore how airports are now becoming brands. You may not know it, but airports compete against each other for business. That intense rivalry has led to the complete transformation of airports - they now have movie theatres, skating rinks, rooftop pools and top retail stores. These days, airports are destinations unto themselves.…
 
Episode 58: We've covered sex, online dating, and expectations in the last few episodes (Shameless plug: Go check those episodes out). Now we cover the time Ba7ic Logic got murried! This was recorded right before he got married and let me send a thank you to Tessa for joining us on this episode. They cover a piece of their premarital consult with A…
 
This week, we explore why companies change valuable brand names when expanding to other countries. Sometimes the reason is a language issue. But other times, the reasons are far more interesting. For example, Mr. Clean is called Meister Proper in Germany and Maestro Lindo in Italy. And the reason it’s hard to find a Burger King in Australia is the …
 
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