This week you get to meet my good friend Stephan, a Haitian immigrant who has been living in the US for 11 years. We talk about the 2010 Haitian earthquake and how he lost a number of friends and a very close uncle. We go on a history tour of Haiti and learn about the slaves rebelling and taking over the country from the French.
Stephan talks about the process he went through to gain US citizenship and how important that was to him. As a special bonus he gives me a citizenship test which I pass and also become a citizen of this wonderful country! Other highlights include me deporting a random bar-goer for not singing The Star Spangled Banner, Stephan pimping Rick and Morty for cash, and the most amazing explanation of why America is great (Hint: we have friendly dogs and a mountain thats shaped like people).
Ok, listen in now and meet my good friend Stephan.
Meet my good friend Amanda. She grew up in New York City on the lower east side of Manhattan. Her home was blocks from The World Trade Center and as a third grader she saw the second tower fall on 9-11 after being evacuated from her school. This story is interesting enough for an entire episode by itself, but we don’t stop there!
We discuss plans for her upcoming wedding and talk about the logistics of having a “traditional” wedding when the couple is both female. We also go into her work as a social worker and her plans for adopting children.
To finish off the talk Amanda tells about how she figured out she was gay and also gives some advice for young people who may be questioning their sexuality. This episode has something for everyone! Please meet my good friend Amanda.
I met Diane after her team (Multiple Scoregasms) just won the world famous Mulberry’s Sports Bar Spring Intermediate Sixes Beach Volleyball Tournament! It was really nice of her to sit down with me while she was sandy and sweaty and celebrating with her friends. We talk a bunch about playing volleyball as well as her passion for sports in general. She coaches her son’s baseball, basketball, and football teams as well as playing volleyball herself AND holding down a 9 to 5. I’m tired after just typing it!
We also talk about her Korean heritage and how her parents are “fresh off the boat.” We discuss cultural differences like Korean’s respect for their elders and the very low crime rate in Korea. Are you wondering if we are talking about North Korea or South Korea? You’ll have to listen in to find out!
Please meet my good friend Diane and learn about volleyball, Korea, and a little bit about “full service marketing.” Say “hello” to Diane!