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Cliterally Speaking the Podcast

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Bonus! Gratitude 2021
5d ago
39 mins
Bonus! Gratitude 2021Seasons 7, #102 "Understanding Pronouns"; Guests: Megan Ratcliff & Julie George; Wine: PillarsSeason 7, #101 Convo with Culinary Queen Sam Nawrocki; Wine: AnnabellaIt's our 100th Episode!! Wine: CHBonus: Orgasm Diaries - BSide Conversation with DaveBonus: Orgasms - the Ins and Outs with Dr. Donna Marshaye White; Wine: Elocuente CavaBonus: LGBTQIA Voices - Kinky Jesus with Liz VanWinkle
Originally released in September 2019* We're re-releasing this episode with Liz VanWinkle in honor of Pride Month. We're highlighting the voices and stories of our LGBTQIA+ guests whom we've had the privilege and light to get to know and to call our friends. ***** Michelle & Emily welcome Liz VanWinkle, creator of Venus & Furs, to the podcast. They share a delicious bottle of Constant Disruption while talking about BDSM, the kink scene in St. Louis, what it means to be tokenized/fetishized, and the need for safe spaces for women to engage in play. Many terms associated with BDSM are defined, explained, and debunked. They talk about Sex Positivity, how to establish boundaries, sex slaves, golden showers, and sex positive dungeons. Liz offers suggestions on where someone who's interested could start exploring the kink world and what red flags to look for. This episode will definitely push your boundaries and make you laugh out loud at the same time. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Jun 29 2021
1 hr 16 mins
Bonus: LGBTQIA Voices - The Queen of Burlesque with Lola Van EllaBonus: LGBTQIA Voices - Being Me Makes Me Happy with Ruby Topping
*Originally released in November 2019* We're re-releasing this wonderful episode with Ruby Topping in honor of Pride Month. We're highlighting the voices and stories of our LGBTQIA+ guests whom we've had the privilege and delight to get to know and call our friends. **** In honor of Transgender Awareness week Michelle and Emily share a bottle of Birichino by Malvasia Bianca with their special guest, Ruby Topping. Ruby is a remarkable transwoman who shares her pre-op transition story: the excitement, the pain, the questions, the acceptance, and the joy. Ruby's authenticity, honesty, and vulnerability allow Michelle and Emily to ask those questions you might have been curious about, too. The conversation weaves from explaining the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation to the incredible changes her body has undergone from the hormone treatment and the consideration of gender reassignment surgery. As Ruby eloquently stated, "being me, makes me happy,” she is a remarkable person that you will love as much as we do. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Jun 20 2021
1 hr
Bonus - Lipedema: The Disease they call FAT; Guest: Dr. Katherine Seo; Wine: Emmolo
June is Lipedema Awareness Month! So we thought we'd share this episode again - originally released in February 2020 - to do our part in raising awareness for this progressive fat disorder disease. Feel free to share this episode with anyone you think would benefit from learning about and knowing more about Lipedema: The Disease they call FAT! ********* Michelle and Emily share a decadent bottle of Emmolo wine while learning about Lipedema with their guest Dr. Catherine Seo, founder of Lipedema Simplified. They learn the difference between Lipedema and Lymphedema (listen to Season 1, Episode 24 "The Beauty Queen with the Big Leg" to learn about Amy Rivera's battle with Lymphedema.) From www.Lipedema-Simplified.org: Lipedema is a relatively common fat disorder that is often mistaken for simple obesity. Its clinical diagnosis is an adipose tissue disorder or a lipid metabolism disorder. A typical lipedema patient is a woman who struggles with large hips and legs, usually out of proportion to the rest of her body. Lipedema also appears in the upper arms. One of the hallmarks of the disease is that lipedema fat is relatively unresponsive to diet and exercise. These measures may lead to weight loss in other areas, but the size of the hips and legs remains disproportionately large. Lipedema affects over 17 million women in the United States. However, 98% don't know, instead they think they're to blame. They discuss fat shaming, society's fat bias, and the medical community's ignorance of Lipedema. They discuss early signs (family history - genetic link), therapies (nutrition, movement, decongestive therapy, manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression pumps), prevention (nutrition, movement, lifestyle changes, awareness). Dr. Seo's organization, Lipedema-Simplified, focus on five factors needed to have a full life while managing Lipedema: physical, mental, psychological, emotional, and social. Dr. Seo's documentary called: "Lipedema - The Disease they call Fat" is available for free on Facebook or for purchase on Amazon. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Jun 11 2021
1 hr 18 mins
Season 6, #99 "The BS of Better"; Guest: Brigitte Ranae; Wine: Gruet Blanc de Noirs
Michelle and Emily welcome Brigitte Ranae - Professional Coach, Corporate Trainer, Course Creator, and Author of "The BS of Better and other Limiting Language" - to the podcast. Brigitte shares her perspective about how our society's constant need for self-improvement adds pressure to our lives. BS of Better program helps participants identify what some of limiting language there, where it comes from, and alternatives in language to use. The conversation goes deep into authenticity, perspective, and experiences and how those can shape our language. They discuss the challenges that comes when limiting language is the prevailing language used in conversations in our minds and with others. Brigitte's new book "The BS of Better and other Limiting Language" can be found here - https://brigitteranae.com/product/the-bs-of-better/ From Brigitte's website: "Society is inundated with a need for self-improvement which leaves us feeling a constant burden to be better. Through years of research, Brigitte Ranae has identified pressure-induced mindsets, limiting language, and unhealthy behavioral patterns that keep us stressed. The BS of Better will walk you through exercises to end debilitating and destructive patterns that increase stress and leave you unsatisfied. You will learn to reduce life’s pressures by defining better and by processing thoughts, words, and behaviors that do not align with and promote your unique and authentic self." Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our YouTube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
May 14 2021
1 hr 1 min
Bonus Episode - March 2021 Time of the Month Live Show
For the March 2021 Time of the Month Live Show to celebrate Women's History Month, Michelle and Emily talk about several women who have been inspirations or they felt have been extremely influential. They know their list is by no means exhaustive but they are excited to share the stories with you. They share a delightful Brut Cava called The Diver from one of Emily's favorite neighborhood shops to frequent during her marathon walking sessions. Who doesn't agree with some bubbly to end a Saturday 10k? After discussing the famous women, Emily and Michelle talk about Online Romance Scams. Michelle was particularly inspired after watching the docuseries, Love Fraud, on Showtime. They have some special warnings for their midwest listeners! They talk about the red flags of online relationships which could indicate this person is scamming you. They also share a few "Tinder" experiences. In addition, their 100th episode is just around the corner. They are asking for you their listeners to send in emails, audio messages, video messages, social media posts about anything you have liked over the past 99 episodes so they can include your messages in the show. You can contact them via the links below. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Apr 24 2021
55 mins
Season 6, #98 "Til Death do us Part"; Wine: Cote De BeauneSeason 6, #97 "Orgasms and Mental Health;" Guest: Dr. Becky Lynn; Wine: Chateau Juvenal
Michelle and Emily welcome Dr. Becky Lynn back to the podcast and as usual dive right in to a fascinating conversation about how Covid and isolation has affected our physical and mental health. Dr. Becky shares the effects she has seen on the patients in her practice and the advice she gives them to cope. One suggestion to combat the isolation is to call your friends on the phone to actually have a live conversation with someone can help both parties deal with the isolation. Don't make texting your only form of human contact. Another activity Dr Becky recommends is yoga. She also shares that the deep yoga breaths prevent the pelvic floor from contracting and if you suffer from painful sex, this practice can help alleviate the pain. We also learn that the brain is the biggest sex organ and you can give yourself an orgasm from breathing and focusing. We have a conversation about how people are 'dating' or finding new partners during this pandemic. The conversation diverges into a philosophical conversation about the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the individual and societal level and how we don't really know how it will manifest. They wrap up the episode talking about changing sleep patterns as you age, good sleep practices, and ways to relax your body enough to fall asleep easily. And one final piece of advice from Dr. Becky - orgasms are good for your mental health. Pandemic or not! Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Mar 12 2021
1 hr 6 mins
Season 6, #96 "My Un-Embarrassable Life" Guest: Britt Tate; Wine: Pinot ProjectSeason 6, #95 "Money and Politics"; Guest: Kathy Schweitzer; Wine: Bordeaux Supérieur
Michelle and Emily are joined on the podcast by friend Kathy Schweitzer. Michelle and Emily sip on a 2015 Chateau Bruni Bordeaux Superieure while Kathy sipped on her 2021 Corona. They learn why Kathy doesn't drink wine anymore - *hint, high school. Michelle asks Kathy to share her experience running for office and things people should think about if they are interested in getting involved. Fundraise! Talk to people! See the commonalities! They talk about local issues and learn that Emily pays for a street lamp on her electric bill! The conversation shifts to a lively discussion about Credit Unions and the creation of one to serve the economically-disadvantaged and traditionally "unbanked" and "underbanked" populations. They talk about how being poor costs money. The episode wraps up with a passionate discussion about not pumping your own gas, customer service, and artificial intelligence replacing our jobs. Michelle and Emily have competing views on self-checkout at grocery stores. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our Patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Feb 12 2021
1 hr 35 mins
Season 6, #94 "Living in Malawi, Africa"; Guest: Cassie Morgan; Wine: Castell de Sant Pau
Welcome to Season 6! Emily and Michelle are joined by Cassie Morgan, a fellow St. Louisan living in Malawi. Cassie is an epidemiologist from St. Louis whose been living in Africa for the last four years. She shares her journey from the St. Louis Public Schools to working on HIV & AIDS prevention in Africa. They learn about life in Malawi, the COVID situation there, what was it like to go to Africa and live there as a Person of Color; the lifestyle and how it differs from the American 'way of life.' Cassie talks about her work on HIV and AIDS prevention & the different initiatives and challenges. They discuss why condoms are so expensive. A pack of two can cost $3USD when people live on $1USD/day. Cassie talks about her experience of teaching English for a time in Rwanda and what we can learn from that country. They discuss the challenges to be gay in Malawi and the obstacles women face just because they are women. They wrap the conversation discussing Cassie's future plans and do they include any possibility of returning to the States to live. *This episode was recorded in late November 2020.* Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Feb 5 2021
55 mins
BONUS - Conversation with a COVID Survivor; Guest: Jennifer AndrewsBONUS - The B-side with Bob Baker; Wine: Julienas by Laurent Perrachon
Another Bonus replay while we're preparing Season 6! *Originally released December 20, 2019* Before Bob Baker became a YouTube sensation and mindfulness guru, we sat down with him for the very first B-Side conversation for the podcast. We hope you enjoy revisiting this conversation with one of our favorite people. *** Michelle, Emily and Bob share a delightful Julienas from Laurent Perrachon while discussing Transiberian Orchestra (Emily played cello on their recent concerts in Kansas and Missouri) and Dublin (Michelle's next European trip.) They talk about the magic of Christmas and the little things their parents did to make it special even when they didn't have a lot of money to spend. Bob shares what it was like growing up as an only child of a single mom and the sacrifices she made for them both. Bob talks about how the arts helped keep him occupied from elementary school and on to the present day. They talk improv and share how they met and became friends. They talk about Bob's various ventures from starting the paper "Spotlight Magazine" to reaching 100,000+ subscribers on his YouTube channel. They have a lively and insightful discussion on the difference between men and women when it comes to creating and growing businesses, especially arts-related businesses. Bob Baker has been an avid supporter of Cliterally Speaking the Podcast from the very beginning and is thrilled to be the first conversation on the B-side. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. Be on the lookout for the launch of our live-streaming channel on Twitch, CliterallySpeakingPodTV. Our patreon site is up - visit it here - http://bit.ly/32uOnVT
Dec 11 2020
1 hr 16 mins
Bonus - "Flipping the Script"; Guest: Francesa Passanise; Wine: La Madrid
We're revisiting and re-releasing some of our favorite conversations while working on Season 6. This wonderful conversation was originally released on July 26, 2019. Well worth listening again. Cheers! **** Michelle and Emily welcome Francesca Passanise to the podcast. they share a delightful Argetinian Cabernet Franc, La Madrid. They have an enlightening conversation as they cover so many topics. Francesca shares her reactions to and perceptions of Puerto Rico after a recent visit there. They talk about Francesca's husband's style of art and when asked about her own artistic style, Francesca reveals she is a writer. She talks about being discouraged from pursuing writing as her career because she was always told she needed to do something that would support her. She chose to study business and marketing and has managed to marry her love of writing with her passion for effecting change in our world. She embraces her 'hopey-changey' part of her personality. The conversation flows naturally into a discussion about leadership differences between men and women, how women have a tendency to undervalue ourselves and our work, and equity vs equality. Francesca talks about her personal efforts to expand the cultural literacy in her children's school by reading to her daughters' class during story time during Black History Month and Women's History Month. She's been doing it for four years. She shares several books that everyone should read. Links to them are on our website http://cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com/season-2-43-flipping-the-script/ Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester (a St. Louisan) Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Vol 1 & 2 by Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. They talk about how we hide behind the idea that we are a "polite society" and this irrational fear of making strife isn't helping our country with having open and honest discussions. Francesca shared an incredibly touching story about one afternoon during their reading of One Crazy Summer when a student asked if the book somehow would show them how or give them advice on what to do when you can tell someone is judging you. This leads to a rich discussion on privilege and removing the 'otherness' we apply to people. Francesca recommends working with St. Louis organization, WeStories, to develop tools to help create change in our community. She points to two artists who are creating particularly powerful pieces about racism and "other"ing that we should be watching:  Myloan Dinh & Myra Eastman. Thank you for listening and subscribing to Cliterally Speaking the Podcast. Visit our website: www.cliterallyspeakingpodcast.com Facebook: @cspeakpodcast Instagram: @cliterallyspeakingthepodcast Twitter: @cliterallyspea1 Please call our comment line: 812-727-0794 Watch our youtube channel (Cliterally Speaking the Podcast) for all the behind the scenes discussions during our recording sessions. And Subscribe, Like, Share our podcast with EVERYONE!
Dec 4 2020
1 hr 31 mins

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