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The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life

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Nov 23, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Hellbound.

Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June of this year. Joe and former DTALKS guest Lara Whitley discussed the heartbreaking tale of The Von Erich family. Known as legends both in the wrestling world and in the Dallas, TX area this family suffered more tragedy than most. Take a listen as Lara & Joe cover the story at length.

About this episode of Hellbound

Joe joined the podcast to talk about the Von Erich family. They were a wrestling family in the 80s in Texas and all but one have died an extremely tragic death. This story is so crazy interesting. It's an incredibly heartbreaking example of how damaging unaddressed mental illness can be.

Subscribe to Hellbound podcast wherever you get your podcasts

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Oct 27, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Author, podcast host, and all around amazing human Amy Newmark! She details the history of the Chicken Soup franchise, how she has continued to connect people with stories that make you feel good, and promotes a few upcoming projects. Stories connect us to one another and are a vital part of making a more inclusive world.

Enjoy!

About Amy Newmark

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 176 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life.

Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 28-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant. 

About The Sunshine Squad

They call themselves the Sunshine Squad: five friends (and one tagalong little brother) who decide to be superheroes. They have courage, capes, and even a secret clubhouse.

They all have their own kind of superpower too. Oliver is a genius at drawing comics. Mia is a star athlete. Lilly creates amazing inventions. Lucas is a master of practical jokes. Sophie is an animal expert. And Tommy, well, he's still figuring out what his strength is. Maybe he doesn't belong in the squad at all. But throughout the day, Tommy helps his 123 Sunshine Street neighbors in different ways. And he learns that caring about others might be the best superpower of all.

About Everyone Shares (Except Cat)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies imparts good values through heartwarming and humorous stories to help little ones put their best foot forward. 

All the animals at the playground like to share--just like the characters in their favorite book. All except Cat, that is. Why won't Cat share the seesaw? Maybe he can be convinced to give it a try? Maybe sharing can be even MORE fun than being top dog--er, cat?
 
Sweet and silly, Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies makes lessons easy and fun for the littlest readers.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Oct 18, 2021

Welcome back! Unfortunately we had to take about an unexpected month off. However, we are back just in time for a very timely Halloween-themed episode featuring the wonderfully spooky author Ally Malinenko. Joe and Ally discuss her incredible novel "Ghost Girl", her upcoming book "This Appearing House", and a few other fun Halloween items. 

Enjoy!

About Ally Malinenko

I live in Brooklyn which is good except when it’s not which is horrid. I’ve been writing for awhile, and have some stuff published and some stuff not.

I don’t like when people refer to pets as their children and I can’t resist a handful of Cheez-Its when offered. I have a burning desire to go to Antarctica, specifically to the South Pole so I can see where Robert Falcon Scott died.

I like to read books. I write novels and poems and stories in a secret writing closet before dawn each day. Oh and I got cancer at 37. That was a bummer. Spoiler! I’m still alive.

I’m represented by the amazing Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency.

Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko, "spine-chilling" -J.A. White, Author of Nightbooks and The Shadow School Series

About Ghost Girl

Zee Puckett loves ghost stories. She just never expected to be living one. It all starts with a dark and stormy night. When the skies clear, everything is different. People are missing. There’s a creepy new principal who seems to know everyone’s darkest dreams. And Zee is seeing frightening things: large, scary dogs that talk and maybe even . . . a ghost.

When she tells her classmates, only her best friend, Elijah, believes her. Worse, mean girl Nellie gives Zee a cruel nickname: Ghost Girl. But whatever the storm washed up isn’t going away. Everyone’s most selfish wishes start coming true in creepy ways.

To fight for what’s right, Zee will have to embrace what makes her different and what makes her Ghost Girl. And all three of them — Zee, Elijah, and Nellie — will have to work together if they want to give their ghost story a happy ending.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Sep 13, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back Rajani LaRocca to the show to discuss her latest books "My Little Golden Book About Kamal Harris" & "The Secret Code Inside You". Joe and Rajani discuss the power of education and representation in children's literature and what she hopes kids take away from her latest releases. 

Enjoy!

About Rajani LaRocca

Rajani LaRocca believes that promoting diversity in children’s literature leads to empathy, and empathy makes the world a better place. She writes middle grade novels and picture books. Some of her books reflect her experiences as an immigrant, book nerd, and foodie; some explain medical topics to kids. And some are just ideas that pop into her head and won’t go away. 

About My Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris

Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the first female Vice President Kamala Harris! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers!

This Little Golden Book about Kamala Harris–the first woman, first African American woman, and first Indian American woman to be elected Vice President of the United States–is an inspiring read-aloud for young girls and boys.

The Secret Code Inside You

About The Secret Code Inside You

Learn about the secret code that is DNA in this vibrant and informative picture book!

There’s a secret code inside you, a code called DNA.
A code that tells your body’s cells what they should do each day.
It looks like twisted ladders, or tiny, twirling noodles.
It makes us into people, instead of into poodles.

Why can’t humans breathe underwater? Why are some people tall and others short? Why do we resemble our parents and grandparents? This book explores all this and more in flowing, rhyming text, explaining cells, DNA, and genetics in a way that is simple and easy for children to understand. Colorful and brilliantly illustrated, The Secret Code Inside You illustrates that while DNA may be the blueprint for how a person looks, what you choose to do with your body is entirely up to you!

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Sep 6, 2021

On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to George Lee aka The Conscious Lee. Lee and Joe discuss the importance of education in today's world, how to motivate people to make the change they seek, and ultimately how we can all make a more inclusive world.

Enjoy!

About The Conscious Lee

Having grown up in the small town of Bryan, Texas, George’s personal experience with adversity still informs him to this day. Seeing the educational power of discomfort caused George to adopt a strategy which he calls “purposefully provocative” whereby people are placed into unfamiliar positions and situations which fosters critical engagement with different perspectives. People are primed to return to their routines and daily scripts, so being placed in an uncomfortable or new position forces people to think of new strategies and tactics outside of their own familiar experiences. George is a self-described “Edutainer” who seamlessly mixes education and entertainment to be purposefully provocative.

George holds a Bachelors in African & African American Studies, Master’s degrees both Human Relations and Adult Higher Education as well as Graduate Certificates in Women and Gendered Studies along with Human Resource and Diversity Development from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently leading the nationally renowned University of Oklahoma debate team as the Coordinator of Policy Debate while also being a Language Arts Public High School Teacher in Oklahoma City Public School District. In addition to his other positions he holds a professorship in the Social Work Department at the University of Oklahoma. George was celebrated as one of the best “debate-minds” in collegiate debate and was named in the top 20 College Policy Debaters of the past decade. He been featured in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, along with The New York Times and he co-hosts his own original podcast called, “The Chop Up”.

At the heart of George’s drive is the belief that Education is Elevation. Knowing and understanding other perspectives can create more informed decision making which leads to better outcomes for both you and others. Being purposefully provocative lets George educate his audiences through engaging experiences they would never otherwise have. The lynchpin of education is experience so George offers the necessary experiences to cause a shift in both mindset and action.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Aug 30, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author Chris Baron about the art of writing. Joe and Chris discuss his latest releases, the importance of instilling a love of reading within our kids, and ultimately why Chris writes. It's a fantastic conversation I know you're going to enjoy, cannot wait for Chris to come back on the show!

About Chris Baron

Chris Baron is the award winning author of two Middle Grade novels in verse, ALL OF ME, and THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT (2021) from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, a contributor to the Young Adult Anthology, EVERY BODY SHINES, (2021) from Bloomsbury, and the author of Under the Broom Tree, (2012) from CityWorks Press as part of Lantern Tree: Four Books of Poems: winner of San Diego Book Award. He is a Professor of English at San Diego City College and the director of the Writing Center. Baron has published numerous poems and articles in magazines and journals around the country, performed on radio programs, and participated in many readings, lectures, and panels. He grew up in New York City, but he completed his MFA in Poetry in 1998 at SDSU. HE lives in San Diego with his family.

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About "The Magical Imperfect"

Etan has stopped speaking since his mother left. His father and grandfather don’t know how to help him. His friends have given up on him.

When Etan is asked to deliver a grocery order to the outskirts of town, he realizes he’s at the home of Malia Agbayani, also known as the Creature. Malia stopped going to school when her acute eczema spread to her face, and the bullying became too much.

As the two become friends, other kids tease Etan for knowing the Creature. But he believes he might have a cure for Malia’s condition, if only he can convince his family and hers to believe it too. Even if it works, will these two outcasts find where they fit in?

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About "All Of Me"

ALL OF ME is the story of Ari, an overweight boy who loves cryptozoology and role-playing games. He has body-image issues, and he is tired of letting his weight define him. After a move across the country, his parents work selling and promoting his mother's paintings and sculptures. Ari's artist mother needs space to create, and his father is gone for long stretches of time on "sales" trips. Somehow Ari is supposed to prepare for his already late bar mitzvah! Meanwhile, Ari makes new friends: Pick, the gamer, the artsy Jorge, and the troubled Lisa. He is also relentlessly bullied because he's overweight, but he can't tell his parents—they're simply not around enough to listen. After an upsetting incident, Ari's mom suggests he go on a diet, and she gives him a book to help. But the book—and the diet—can’t fix everything. As Ari faces the demise of his parents' marriage, he also feels himself changing, both emotionally and physically. Here is a much-needed story about accepting the imperfect in oneself and in life.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Aug 23, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author Lauren Tarshis to the podcast. Joe and Lauren discuss her famous "I Survived" books, the importance of reading to and with your kids, as well as how to stay focused in these uncertain times. It's a great episode I know you'll enjoy!

About Lauren Tarshis

LAUREN TARSHIS’ New York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!) tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has
brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events.

Lauren is also the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 25 classroom magazines. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the
contemporary world. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Aug 16, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back WFAA & Dallas' own Dale Hansen. Dale recently announced he was retiring after more than 38 years in broadcasting! Dale discusses his background coming to Dallas, some of his favorite moments over the years, and what he hopes his legacy is. 

We thank Dale for coming on the show over the years and wish him all the best in retirement.

Enjoy!

About Dale Hansen

Dale Hansen’s legendary career at WFAA began on March 28, 1983, and just a few months later the station debuted Dale Hansen’s Sports Special, a show that’s been a staple of WFAA’s Sunday night line-up ever since. During his time reporting on Dallas-Fort Worth sports, he covered the local teams in three Super Bowls, three Stanley Cup Finals, two World Series and two NBA Finals.

Hansen never shied away from asking the tough questions, seeking answers to questions the audience wanted to know, but no one else would ask, including in interviews with local sports owners like Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban. 

In recent years, Hansen has gained attention for his “Unplugged” commentaries, wading into issues like kneeling for the national anthem, Michael Sam in the NFL, gun control, and the pandemic. 

Dale Hansen's  Top Moment in WFAA History

Dale Hansen's Top 8 WFAA memories - No. 1: Michael Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_b1DfKfqc

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
Aug 9, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Cat H. Bradley to the podcast. Cat is the host of the fantastic "We admitted: the recovering us project" podcast and stops by the show to discuss a whole range of topics. Joe & Cat discuss goodness, our relationship with the world, and how we fully live in our own individual truth. It's a great episode that we know you'll enjoy!

About Cat H. Bradley

Cat H. Bradley is a curious and spirited feminist creative who loves storytelling only slightly less than she loves people. She currently employs her training, experience, and divinely inspired gifts in writing, life coaching, podcasting, and the yoga arts, to help others generate connection, empathy, and joy. 

About "we admitted" podcast

Recovering our humanity and creating connection one bold admission at a time. Two intersectional feminist writers, one mixed, one white, each with a decade plus in recovery from alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, and the racist capitalist heteropatriarchy that raised us, radically and honestly explore how curiosity, community, and art are the powers that heal. 

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jul 26, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, This is Parenting.

Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June, 2019. Joe was fortunate enough to be a guest on this podcast and share his personal parenting journey. Though the podcast is no longer active, we hope sharing it here allows the podcast to live on.

Take a listen as we rewind the clock back to 2019!

About this episode of the This is Parenting Podcast

Joe is a dad of two living in Texas and is a host of his own show about parenting called the Dtalks podcast. I really enjoyed having Joe on the show because he brought some really interesting perspectives and topics up that I think you are going to love. He shares about how he’s always wanted to be a dad, even having names picked out for his future kids when he was in high school. With all that enthusiasm, Joe looked for parenting resources to help him prepare for baby number one. But found that almost everything was geared towards moms or played into the bumbling idiot dad trope.

So he started his own show to tackle the issues dads were coming to him with. We talk about a few of those issues in todays episode like how to effectively communicate with your partner, Joe’s unique concern about social media, and his favorite piece of advice to give to new dads. A big thank you to Joe for coming on the show. I’ve linked up his podcast in the show notes at This Is Parenting Podcast .com but be sure to search DTalks podcast on your favorite player.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jul 19, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous author Heidi Murkoff. They discuss her book "What to Expect When You're Expecting", how she has grown her brand from one book to an entire "What to Expect" brand, and the current focus on #BumpDay

Enjoy!

About Heidi Murkoff

It all started with a baby and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You’re Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers in the books she turned to for much-needed advice.

Just hours before delivering her daughter Emma, Heidi delivered the proposal for a pregnancy guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night. She was a mom on a mission — a mission that was only getting started.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible,” What to Expect When You’re Expecting has more than 22 million copies in print. Now in its 5th edition, the book hit a publishing milestone in June of 2015 when it became the longest-running title of all time on The New York Times bestseller list, a record it still holds. USA Today has named it one of the most influential books in a quarter century — also reporting that it is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book.

About #BumpDay

In 2015, The What to Expect Project debuted the social campaign #BumpDay with founding partners International Medical Corps1,000 Days and the United Nations Foundation Universal Access Project and in collaboration with WhatToExpect.com. The campaign celebrates beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies around the world, while raising awareness about the urgent need to end maternal deaths and to advocate for improved maternal-health care both in the U.S. and globally. #BumpDay encourages moms to post photos of their bumps while sharing messages of support for moms – and has generated hundreds of thousands of posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, including from such influencers as Olivia Wilde, Christy Turlington, Coco Rocha, Brooklyn Decker, Pharrell Williams, TV personalities Sarah Haines, Jessica Moore, and Jenni Pulos, as well as numerous policymakers.

The total reach across all social platforms for #BumpDay 2018 was over 33 million. In 2020, #BumpDay received mentions from Forbes and the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and numerous leading domestic and global health entities and organizations were actively involved, among them the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March of Dimes, the National Partnership for Women & Families, the National Association of County Health Officials, mothers2mothers, Project Hope, the Hunger Project, Pathfinder International, and Jhpiego.

 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jul 12, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to fabulous playwright Jeremy O'Brian. Joe and Jeremy discuss the art of living, what works Jeremy is currently focused on, and how to leave the world a better place.

Enjoy!

About Jeremy O'Brian

O’Brian is a Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. His visceral and imaginative plays seek to uncover the deep genius of the Black quotidian while centering the experiences of Black queer boys. In 2016 he served as a one of Lambda Literary’s Emerging LGBTQ Voice Fellows for Playwriting under the tutelage of Robert O’Hara. In 2018, O’Brian served as a playwriting fellow with Athena Theatre Company in New York City where he developed his new play, egg; or anythin’ dipped in egg gone soften. Currently, he is developing a new play with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts titled a curious thing; or superheroes k’ain’t fly.  His work has been produced or developed with Tectonic Theatre Company, Athena Theatre Company, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The New School for Drama. Jeremy holds a Masters in African and African Diaspora Studies from UT-Austin and a BA from Tougaloo College. 

 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jul 5, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dr. Deborah Pope about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the EJK Awards, an upcoming documentary, and the importance of representation in children's literature. Specifically representation in books that 'celebrate childhood'.

Enjoy!

About Dr. Deborah Pope

During her tenure as Executive Director, Deborah Pope has focused the work and mission of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation on increasing diversity in children’s literature and enriching the quality of public education.

Through her efforts, the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award is recognized internationally as an imprimatur of quality children’s books for a diverse audience. She has shaped the EJK Bookmaking Competition in New York City into a program easily transferred to school districts across the country; increased the national impact of the EJK Mini-Grants Program; and developed the Foundation website into an invaluable, wide-ranging resource for families, educators and researchers.

Deborah was co-executive producer of the Amazon Snowy Day Holiday Special which premiered in 2016, earned two Daytime Emmys®, two Kidscreen Awards and a BAFTA nomination. Her campaign to create postage stamps honoring Ezra succeeded in 2017, when the USPS issued a series of four stamps with scenes from The Snowy Day.

Deborah came to the Foundation from an extensive career in theatre and arts-in-education. She was Founding Artistic Director of The New Theatre of Brooklyn (TNT), an award-winning regional theatre for which she developed an enriched arts-in-education program. She consulted on arts-in-education programming for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Education, served on granting panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York Drama League, and was a board member of of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (ART/NY) and the Roundtable Coalition of Arts-in-Education Providers.

About The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation was incorporated in 1964, with Ezra as President and his lifelong friend, Martin Pope, as Secretary, and remained private until Ezra’s death, in 1983. His will directed that the Foundation use the royalties from his books for social good. It was left to his successors to decide how best to carry out his wishes.

With Ezra’s royalties, Martin Pope and his late wife, Lillie Pope, who became President and Vice President of the Foundation, focused their efforts on a population especially dear to Ezra: children. During his impoverished boyhood, the public schools where he won prizes in art and the public libraries where he learned about the world were lifelines that allowed him to dream of success. Through the support of its programs, the Foundation gives generations of children the same kind of opportunities, and hopefully, to a lifetime of learning, a love of reading and a belief in themselves.

About the EJK Awards

Now celebrating its 35th Anniversary, the Ezra Jack Keats Award was created to nurture illustrators and writers, early in their careers, who create extraordinary books that reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood and the strength of family. Over the years the EJK has succeeded in fostering the early careers of many of our country’s leading children’s book makers.

 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jun 28, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Eric & Julia Lewald responsible for showrunning (either collectively or individually) X-Men: The Animated Series back in the 90's. This series was groundbreaking for it's storytelling style, it's artistic design, and how it laid the foundation for the current Superhero boom we're in the midst of today. 

Enjoy!

About X-Men: The Animated Series

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A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

About Eric & Julia Lewald

Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald are two of the premier writer-producers in youth-oriented and animated television, with over 700 produced credits, a number-one hit, an Emmy nomination and an Environmental Media Award between them. They have been showrunners, together or individually, on 14 series, including X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, the show that put Marvel characters on the map and made Fox TV the number one network in kids’ programming.

Eric and Julia met at Walt Disney TV Animation during the era of The Disney Afternoon, where they each wrote for Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, and Winnie the Pooh.

The Lewalds, both together and individually, have developed series for most of the major studios – for Universal, MGM, Fox, Disney; for Ivan Reitman at Northern Lights; and for Spielberg and Katzenberg at Dreamworks. At Sam Raimi’s Renaissance Films, they supervised the writing on all 50 episodes for the Hercules/Xena spin-off Young Hercules, starring Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling. For Bonnie Hammer at USA Network they developed and ran Streetfighter, the top animated series on the network. Their RoboCop: Alpha Commando resurrected the RoboCop franchise, and Exo Squad, whose first year Eric supervised, became Universal’s number one animated action series. Julia’s Skeleton Warriors series was a hit on CBS.

The Lewalds most recently were developers/showrunners for the first successful 3D-CGI animated action-adventure series, Dream Defenders, for Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions, which premiered in September, 2011, as the top hit on the Sony-Discover-Imax 3D cable network, 3Net.

If you want to buy their books, click below

Cover of Previously on X-Men by San Diego Comic Fest guests Eric and Julia Lewald

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jun 21, 2021

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In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Brianna Wu to the show. Joe and Brianna discuss the current political climate heading into the mid-terms, Brianna's previous involvement in the infamous 2014 'Gamergate' controversy, and our biases in Video Games. It's a fascinating conversation you're not going to want to miss.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jun 14, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Tha Reality Is.

Joe was a guest on this podcast back in February, 2018. Joe has guested a few different times on this podcast over the years but this was his first appearance. The host of the podcast, Anthony Roberts, has also appeared on The DTALKS Podcast since this time as well. 

In this episode Joe & Anthony discussed modern parenting, contrasted different parenting styles, and talked through how to raise kids with a diverse & inclusive mindset.

Take a listen as we rewind the clock back to 2018!

CLICK HERE to subscribe to Tha Reality Is

About Tha Reality Is

First Black Podcast in Dallas. Created & Hosted by Anthony Roberts to share real stories from real people while discussing all things society and culture without the filters of mainstream media.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Jun 7, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest Jordan Shapiro to discuss his latest book: "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad".

Joe and Jordan discuss our old patriarchal way of viewing the world, how systems we've become accustomed to are hurting the progress we're trying to make, and how we can start to build a better world for all.

It's a fascinating discussion that digs deep into the uncomfortableness of our previously fixed perspectives, just in time for Father's Day.

Enjoy!

To listen to Jordan's previous appearance on the podcast click below

CLICK HERE

About Father Figure

Father Figure

There are hundreds of books on parenting, and with good reason—becoming a parent is scary, difficult, and life-changing. But when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what it's like to be a mother.

Drawing on research in sociology, economics, philosophy, gender studies, and the author's own experiences, Father Figure sets out to fill that gap. It's an exploration of the psychology of fatherhood from an archetypal perspective as well as a cultural history that challenges familiar assumptions about the origins of so-called traditional parenting roles. What paradoxes and contradictions  are inherent in our common understanding of dads? Might it be time to rethink some aspects of fatherhood?

Gender norms are changing, and old economic models are facing disruption. As a result, parenthood and family life are undergoing an existential transformation. And yet, the narratives and images of dads available to us are wholly inadequate for this transition. Victorian and Industrial Age tropes about fathers not only dominate the media, but also contour most people's lived experience. Father Figure offers a badly needed update to our collective understanding of fatherhood—and masculinity in general. It teaches dads how to embrace the joys of fathering while guiding them toward an image of manliness for the modern world.

About Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated American thought leader. He's senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways. His book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World (Little, Brown Spark 2018) changed the cultural conversation about parenting and screen time.

In his upcoming book, Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad (Little, Brown Spark 2021), Shapiro offers a norm-shattering perspective on fatherhood, family, and gender essentialism. This thoughtful exploration of dad-psychology—presented from an archetypal perspective—challenges our familiar assumptions about the origins of so-called traditional parenting roles. There are hundreds of books on parenting, but when it comes to books about parenting identity, rather than the nuts and bolts of raising children, nearly all are about what it's like to be a mother. Father Figure fills that gap. It teaches dads how to embrace the joys of fathering while guiding toward an image of manliness for the modern world.

 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

May 31, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to actor Matt Pascua about the various communities he has in his life and the support each of them provide.

On the cusp of Pride Month 2021 Matt talks about the important role the LGBTQ+ community has played in his life. We also discuss the theatre community and our own social community of friends/family.

As we start to emerge from this global pandemic we need to ensure we are giving ourselves grace and space while reconnecting with our own communities.

Enjoy!

About Matt Pascua - 

MATT PASCUA first discovered his passion for acting in New York, where he trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Stetson Studio, and the William Esper Studio.

He began performing in staged readings, new works off-off-Broadway, and regional productions.  Simultaneously, he found opportunities in viral videos, primarily with CollegeHumor, as well as commercial, print, and voiceover work, including spots for MTV, VH1, and McDonald's and campaigns for Puma and the Meth Project.

Today, his growing resume now features primetime credits on ABC (Grey's Anatomy, Castle), Freeform (Bunheads), and Fox (Rosewood​).  He is an alum of the ABC Discovers Talent Showcase, which takes pride in Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Randall Park, and many others as some of its previous selected artists.

His independent film work has seen nationwide theatrical release and the film festival circuit, most notably at the Cannes Film Festival (Anthony Meindl’s Where We Go From Here) and the Toronto International Film Festival (Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild).  Projects of his can currently be streamed on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix.

Matt is a grateful member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
May 24, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes the amazingly talented Liz Climo on the podcast to discuss her latest book "You're Dad". 

Joe and Liz discuss her background as a cartoonist, her long-tenured work on The Simpsons, and how branching out on her own has lead to incredible opportunities.

Enjoy!

For more information or to buy "You're Dad" click below

About Liz Climo

Liz is well known for her work as a character artist on The Simpsons, as well as her Instagram and website The Little World of Liz, where she posts comics featuring a variety of cuddly and cute animals. Her illustrations have even garnered the attention of Chrissy Teigen who has said "Liz Climo’s adorable comics make me happy daily. Follow her until the asteroid comes to take us all."

 
Much like You're Mom, her first picture book for adults, YOU'RE DAD, spotlight's Liz's signature cartoon style with a full cast of witty, lovable animal characters. And this time, Liz expands on the meaning of fatherhood to include many different examples of paternal love and "dad" energy. 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

May 17, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller to discuss his latest book "Marketing Mess to Brand Success".

Joe and Scott discuss the journey from Scott's last book (Management Mess to Leadership Success) to this one, how this book is about leadership more than marketing, and what advice he gives all listeners on how to 'own their mess.'

Because this is Scott Miller the podcast takes a few interesting twists and turns, and listen in to hear how Scott spins a joke set-up into a powerful piece of career advice!

Enjoy!

For more information, or to buy "Marketing Mess" click below

About Scott Jeffrey Miller - 

Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the FranklinCovey Company and is the host of their weekly podcast series, On Leadership with Scott Miller. Scott also hosts FranklinCovey’s monthly bookclub on Bookclub.com debuting in April, 2021. Additionally, Scott is the prolific author of numerous books, writes a column for Inc. Magazine, and keynotes for clients around the world.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

May 10, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Kyle Gordon, founder of Dillas!

Joe and Kyle discuss the origin story for this unique Quesadillas-focused restaurant, Kyle's entrepreneurship background, and how his company has adapted in the era of COVID, and how they're pivoting in 2021. Kyle also points out that he wanted to ensure Dillas was "the community restaurant, not just a restaurant in the community."

Enjoy!

About Dillas Quesadillas

Dillas has been a dream in the making for many many years. It started out as an idea in college that was fun to just think about, but all the stars aligned and made Dillas a reality! The hard work, sweat and tears are all worth it in the end

One night while brainstorming names (Quesadilla King, Dilla Villa, The Fold Over, etc…I think at one point we had 60 names on the table) the movie Napoleon Dynamite, a classic and huge hit at the time, came on. At one point there is a scene where Napoleon is hungry and asks his grandma “what’s there to eat?” She responds, “Knock it off Napoleon, make yourself a dang quesa-DILLA!” As we looked at each other we all knew that we had the name. Dillas (Pronounced Dill-uhs) was the perfect name. Dilla has since become our slang for a quesadilla and we hope Dillas will become the household name for a Primo Quesadilla Restaurant!

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

May 3, 2021

This episode of the podcast is LIVE, Instagram Live to be specific. In fact, former guest of the podcast Nick North, and his wife Katherine joined Joe on an Instagram Live to discuss all the behind-the-scenes details of their newest TV Show - Life Under Renovation.

Enjoy this special edition of the podcast and be sure to check out a new episode of Life Under Renovation this coming Wednesday on Discovery+

About Nick & Katherine

I’m a 36 year old transgender man who looks like I might graduate high school this year… or maybe next.

Only recently have I embraced this good genetic fortune. I have yet to embrace the genetics of my hair loss though. #transmanproblems. #giveittime #baldisbeautiful

I have the very best wife, Katherine, and more kids than you can shake a stick at, okay only 5 (ages 6, 7, 11, 12 + 14), but that’s still a lot.

About Life Under Renovation

Five extraordinary families across the country take on the ambitious task of building their dream homes. Using self-shot footage, they capture the real-life experience of renovating with all the struggles and successes that lead to breathtaking reveals.

If you love this episode and want to hear Nick's previous appearances on the podcast check the links below:

Episode 80 - Learned Behavior (ft. Nick North) - https://dtalkspodcast.libsyn.com/episode-80-learned-behavior-ft-nick-north

Episode 88 - Ask the Dads (ft. Nick North) - https://dtalkspodcast.libsyn.com/episode-88-ask-the-dads-ft-nick-north

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

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Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Apr 26, 2021

In this special episode of the podcast Joe talks to his good friend Nate Cole about his latest album "I Will Guard Your Broken Bones.

Joe and Nate discuss what it was like making a record entirely in quarantine, what themes are present throughout the record, and what Nate hopes folks get out of the record.

Joe and Nate also discuss other topics which have been top-of-mind for both of them over the last year, including 'what's in a mindset?' Come detox from life and get a window into these two friend's lives.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Apr 19, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author/illustrator/cartoonist Dana Simpson about her entire body of work AND life in ~45 minutes! 

Seriously though, Dana Simpson is an incredible person who created the type of cartoon she wanted to read and it has spawned into an amazing project known as "Phoebe and Her Unicorn". Dana and Joe dig into her early work with "Ozy and Millie" and how one contest produced her most famous work. They also dig into how artists tend to use their work to process what they're currently going through. It's a fascinating discussion we hope you enjoy!

Dana Claire Simpson, a native of Gig Harbor, Washington, first caught the eyes of devoted comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the 2009 Comic Strip Superstar contest, she developed the strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn (originally known as Heavenly Nostrils), which is now syndicated in newspapers worldwide.

Simpson’s books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and won the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She lives with her spouse and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Apr 12, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to both author Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrator Michelle Mee about their fantastic book Allergic.

Joe digs into details about the book, compares his youth to that of Maggie in the book while both Megan & Michelle provide outstanding advice to any aspiring authors/illustrators. 

It was a fantastic conversation and Allergic is a fantastic book - be sure to pick it up from your favorite local bookstore today!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they’re expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She’s severely allergic to anything with fur!

Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

Thanks to Snuffy for this episode of the podcast!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

Also, thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

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