The Fake Ass Book Club

Moni & Kat

The Book Club is Fake but the Talk is REAL! The F.A.B. Podcast serves cocktails while also serving up stories with a side dish of humor, a sprinkle of sarcasm, and an occasional expletive as garnish. Every hump day, tune in as Moni and Kat playfully and thoughtfully explore compelling books and topics as they relate to the human experience, filtered through the lens as black women in the midwest. Let each episode illustrate the power of storytelling and how it connects us all. This podcast is a reason for them to connect as friends, as individuals, and with their listeners. It’s like therapy you didn't know you needed...along with some laughs! You may come for the books but you'll stay for the vibes!! read less
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Moni and Kat review "The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show"
3d ago
Moni and Kat review "The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show"
Welcome back!! In this episode, the hosts explore Jerrod Carmichael’s provocative reality show on Max. Their discussion centers around a critical question: Is Jerrod's show a narcissistic, self-absorbed, and pretentious overshare, or is it a revolutionary, candid, and honest exploration of his version of Black masculinity and generational trauma? They’ll examine the show’s unique format and the bold choice to present an unfiltered look at his life, addressing both the praise and criticisms it has garnered. You're invited to join as they investigate the fine line between authenticity and overexposure, and if Jerrod is changing the landscape if reality TV. Cheers!In this episode, the hosts explore Jerrod Carmichael’s provocative reality show on Max. *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. This show is for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our patrons as always!! We love you!Moni: To summer, the sun, and the good feelings they bring! Happy Juneteenth.Kat: To my father, to all the fathers doing the thankless and ever important work!!! Happy Father's Day!**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review the documentary "Butterfly in the Sky"
Jun 12 2024
Moni and Kat review the documentary "Butterfly in the Sky"
In this special episode, the ladies take a deeply personal look at the documentary "Butterfly in the Sky," which chronicles the fascinating history of the beloved children's television series "Reading Rainbow." Join them as they delve into the origins, impact, and legacy of this iconic show that has inspired generations of young readers. Hosted by the documentary's co-creators, the documentary also features heartfelt interviews with LeVar Burton, the charismatic and dedicated host of "Reading Rainbow," as well as insights from the creative team and some of the children involved in the making the show. Discover how "Reading Rainbow" revolutionized children's programming by combining captivating storytelling with educational content, and how it became a cultural phenomenon that encouraged a love of reading in millions of children.*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our patrons as always!! We love you!Moni: To all my May and June Bdays boos , the summer, rainbows and to reading!Kat: To PRIDE month and anyone brave enough to claim ownership of their own bodies. About the Levar Burton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeVar_Burtonhttps://www.levarburtonpodcast.comAbout the documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15358498/**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni & Kat review "The Other Significant Other" by Rhaina Cohen
Jun 5 2024
Moni & Kat review "The Other Significant Other" by Rhaina Cohen
Welcome back to the F.A.B. podcast, where the ladies dive into Rhaina Cohen's thought-provoking book, "The Other Significant Other." Cohen, a producer and editor for NPR's Enterprise Storytelling unit and a former producer for Hidden Brain, brings her expertise in narrative journalism and social science to explore the depths of non-romantic but deeply significant relationships. In "The Other Significant Other," Cohen challenges conventional ideas of partnership and companionship by highlighting the profound connections that can exist between friends and family members. Drawing on real-life examples, Cohen reveals how platonic partnerships can offer the same level of commitment, support, and emotional intimacy as romantic relationships. Join Moni and Kat as they explore these themes and more. Don’t miss this captivating exploration of "The Other Significant Other" by Rhaina Cohen. Tune in now!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our patrons!! Love you!!Moni:To my amazing, funny, smart and beautiful daughter who just turned 10.  Also to my husband who made her possible. Also shout ot to my lovely sister in-law and husbands Kat:The "Truth of Freedom" exhibit at Newfileds. One if my paintings will be included in the event!!About the book and author: https://www.rhainacohen.com/ :https://www.npr.org/people/521077630/rhaina-cohen**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review: The MET Gala
May 22 2024
Moni and Kat review: The MET Gala
Join Moni and Kat this week as they delve into the glittering world of the MET Gala, tracing its origins back to 1948 when it began as a modest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Discover how Anna Wintour's visionary leadership since 1995 transformed the event into a global cultural phenomenon, intricately tied to the opening of the Costume Institute's annual exhibition. The ladies will explore the meticulous planning behind the scenes, iconic themes and moments that have shaped its legacy, and fun trivia like the strict "no selfie" policy. Plus, our hosts will share and discuss some of their favorite looks from this year and past Galas. Tune in to learn how the MET Gala continues to push boundaries at the intersection of fashion, art, and celebrity. Cheers!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our patrons as always, thank you!!Moni: To Nic, my sister-friend since 9 years old, and her amazing daughter Kache', who recently graduated from the iconic HBCU Spelman College!! Congrats and I love you both!Kat: To Gou Pei https://www.guopei.com for her impecable taste and style! Guopei documentary:Yellow is Forbidden  Notes: First Monday in May Documentary (MET GALA):http://www.magpictures.com/thefirstmondayinmay/**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
F.A.B. Podcast Live at Pop Con Indy!
May 8 2024
F.A.B. Podcast Live at Pop Con Indy!
Welcome back!! This week Moni and Kat recorded live from PopCon Indy to explore the overall popularity of comic books and their impact on pop culture. Tune in as the ladies discuss iconic characters from the DC and Marvel Universe, like Wonder Woman, Storm and the X-Men. If you're a fan of the show, you already know Star Trek made an appearance in the conversation!! Sit back and enjoy this fun and relevant conversation exploring the ways comic books open up our minds and help us process, and sometimes change, the world around us! Cheers!Dedication: To our patrons for your continued support! Thank you!Moni:  To Chris Spangle, friend of the show and creator of IN Podcasters network in Indy, which hosts quarterly podcast meetups at Switchboard, a local co-working space in Fountain Square. Our opportunity to participate in PopCon is a result of being involved with that organization and connecting with Brandon Peters. Special shout out to fellow ambassador and podcaster,  Brandon Peters for the opportunity to be a part of PopCon Indy. Thank you!Kat: To my baby cousin Kelley who will have a new baby very soon (follow her board game podcast Variance Hex varianthex.com/podcast) and to  X-Men 97 which I love!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
F.A.B. Podcast Live at Middle Ground Comedy Fest
May 1 2024
F.A.B. Podcast Live at Middle Ground Comedy Fest
Welcome back to Fake Ass Book Club!!  Join the ladies as they take center stage at the Middle Ground Comedy Festival in Indy. In this special live episode, they're diving into the heart of comedy as they explore the theme of friendship in the comedy world, inspired by their own friendship. The F.A.B. podcast offers an inside look into the comedy world, taking you behind the scenes and unpacking what friendship looks like in a sometimes competitive field. Their lineup of hilarious comedians will share their insights on comedy influences and inspiration, recount tales of mentors who shaped their careers, and discuss the challenges and triumphs of making friends in the competitive world of comedy. In true F.A.B. fashion, expect plenty of laughs, unexpected revelations, and maybe even a few surprises along the way!!  Sit back relax and join Moni and Kat for another heartfelt and hilarious episode. Cheers!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. This show is for entertainment purposes only.*Dedication: Patrons, thank you!! Also to Middle Ground Comedy Fest and Black Circle for including us in the show and making us feel welcome.Moni: To K.C. @dangerbrewer for helping with live show production (Happy Birthday!! )and to all of our fabulous guests!! (listed below)Kat: To Kat's son who is graduating from college May 4th!!  (Side dedication to Sex and the City)Guests on the show:Tennah Mcdonald @horchatadelreyDwight Simmons @dwight_simmons https://www.instagram.com/dwight__simmons/#Deon Curry @brightfame4**Stranger than Fiction: We got to do a live show!!! 🤯🙌🏽💜🥰🥂🤩💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat Review "Behind the Seams: My life in rhinestones" by Dolly Parton
Apr 17 2024
Moni and Kat Review "Behind the Seams: My life in rhinestones" by Dolly Parton
Welcome back, this week Moni and Kat review "Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones" by Dolly Parton. A beautiful celebration of Dolly Parton’s iconic sense of style through entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archive Dolly Parton shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she developed her own, distinctly Dolly style, which has defied convention and endeared her to fans around the world. *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.DEDICATION: To our patrons always and forever, thank you! Moni :To DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY: The Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 2 million free books each month to children around the world.https://imaginationlibrary.com/ https://www.in.gov/library/imagination-library/Kat: To the rain and my grandma who celebrated her 94th birthday!About the Book: https://dollyparton.com/book/dolly-parton-announces-new-book-behind-the-seams-my-life-in-rhinestonesAbout the author: https://dollyparton.com/about-dolly-parton**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Apr 10 2024
Moni and Kat review "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Up Next: "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" is an exploration of the vast universe and the fundamental concepts of astrophysics. Tyson takes readers on a journey through space and time, discussing topics such as the origins of the universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the lives of stars, black holes, and the search for extraterrestrial life.The book presents complex ideas in a way meant to be easy to understand for readers with little to no background in astrophysics. Although, the ladies conclude people probably shouldn’t be in a hurry while learning about something as complex as astrophysics! Moni and Kat contemplate the enormity of the universe and what it means to exist at all. Tune in to an engaging discussion of the basic concepts of our universe while veering into Star Trek and other fun anecdotes. Enjoy!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our wonderful Patrons, thank you!Moni: To the universe! You are me and I am you.Kat: To "First Contact Day" in the Star Trek Universe, April 5th, 2024 About the author: https://neildegrassetyson.comAbout the book: 223 pages, Hardcover, First published May 2, 2017, Audio Book 4 hours https://startalkmedia.com/ ;Literary awards Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album (2018), Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology (2017)**Stranger than Fiction: 💜Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review the "Quiet on the Set"  documentary
Apr 3 2024
Moni and Kat review the "Quiet on the Set" documentary
Welcome back! This week the ladies look back at Nickelodeon in the late 1990's and early 2000's as they review the documentary "Quiet on the Set". This 5 episode docu-series on Max details allegations of abuse and toxic behavior behind the scenes on some of those hit Nickelodeon shows, which were run by Dan Schneider. One of the more newsworthy revelations deals with "Drake & Josh" co-star Drake Bell experiencing sexual  abuse from a voice coach named Brian Peck. Listen in as Moni and Kat discuss the impact of Nickelodeon on past and present generations, and the price some child stars paid to be a part of that legacy. Trigger warning: Sexual abuse involving minors is discussed in the documentary and episode. *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our wonderful patrons, thank you!Moni: To any and all victims of abuse of any kind. Kat: Beyonce' (Cowboy Carter) and Bill Burr for being the realist.Notes: About the documentary : https://play.max.com/show/af3591a1-d1e5-411d-8cf0-6bea605eb805Genre: Documentary/True CrimeDirected by Mary Robertson & Emma Schwartz Country of origin: United States Original language: English, No. of episodes 5. Episode 5 previews April 7th, 2024. https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/quiet-on-set-episode-5-drake-bell-breaking-the-silence-1235952489/Upcoming F.A.B. Events:Middle ground Comedy Fest April 27th at 3pm EST: Live show https://middlegroundcomedy.com/tickets/Pop Con at the convention center Sunday April 28th 1pm EST: Live show https://popcon.us/popcon-indy/💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni & Kat review "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey
Mar 27 2024
Moni & Kat review "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey
Up Next: “Bossy Pants” by Tina Fey. "Bossy Pants" is Tina Fey's witty and insightful memoir that offers a humorous yet candid glimpse into her life and career. In the book, Fey shares anecdotes from her childhood, her journey through comedy and television, and her experiences as a woman navigating the male-dominated entertainment industry. With her trademark humor, Fey discusses topics such as motherhood, feminism, and the challenges of being a female leader. Through her sharp wit and relatable storytelling, Fey delivers not only laughs but valuable lessons about confidence, perseverance, and finding one's voice in a world full of obstacles. Laugh along with Moni and Kat this week and enjoy this very giggly episode. Cheers!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our lovely patrons!! We love you, thank you!Moni: To all the bossy ladies getting shit done!Kat: All the artists that participated in Art In Bloom at Newfields especially friend of the show Dee@55Rosestreet  and Greg @hay_kidd.About the Book: Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9418327-bossypants 283 pages, Kindle Edition, First published April 5, 2011Audible: 5 hours 32 mins narrated by Tina Fey.About the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Fey💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review "She Memes Well" by Quinta Brunson
Mar 20 2024
Moni and Kat review "She Memes Well" by Quinta Brunson
Up Next: "She Memes Well," by Quinta Brunson. Tune in as the ladies talk memes, comedy, authenticity, family and the importance of being nice to your edges!! Cheers!"Emmy Award-winning writer Quinta Brunson, creator and star of Abbott Elementary, comes "She Memes Well," a laugh out loud and uplifting debut essay collection. With her trademark blend of humor and heart, Brunson delves into her unconventional journey to fame, emphasizing the significance of authenticity and the transformative power of online humor. From her early fascination with the World Wide Web to becoming the face behind countless viral memes, these essays offer a candid and entertaining exploration of Brunson's remarkable rise to fame."*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our lovely patrons!! We love you, thank you!!Moni: To all the teachers out there, especially the ones who passionately engage and inspire the next generation. You are truly doing some of the most important work there is which is investing in the hearts and minds of youth. Shout out to you!Kat: Kats daughter won the pi contest at her school knowing 26 of the digits and winning an actual pie. About the Book: “She Memes Well” First published June 15, 2021, 293 pages, Hardcover/ Audio book released Sept 15, 2022 8 hours 38m Narrated by Quinta https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/49567214 About the Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinta_BrunsonHe got money meme: https://www.buzzfeed.com/pernellquilon/quinta-brunson-abbott-elementary-appreciationPeople be gay meme: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=people+be+gay+meme&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#ip=1&vhid=1OkGZJ1HzdqDEM&vssid=l**Stranger than Fiction: Viral Deer Creek high school toe licking fundraiser investigated: https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2024/03/04/ryan-walters-investdeer-creek-high-school-students-shown-licking-toes-in-video-for-fundraising-event/72837612007/ The Oklahoman: March 4, 2024   💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat Review "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote'
Mar 13 2024
Moni and Kat Review "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote'
Welcome back! On the menu this week: "Breakfast at Tiffany's, a classic novella by Truman Capote.It tells the story of a young writer who becomes infatuated with his eccentric neighbor, Holly Golightly, and their unconventional friendship in New York City in the 1940's. There is lots of singing and laughs this episode, you won't want to miss it!! Cheers! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.About Truman Capote:https://www.britannica.com/biography/Truman-CapoteAbout the Book 142 pages, Paperback ;First published October 28, 1958https://www.blinkist.com/en/books/breakfast-at-tiffanys-en?utm_source=gsn&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=20069458929&utm_content&utm_term=___c__CjwKCAiA6KWvBhAREiwAFPZM7khcKSd5LayMNypIXq2aFFI-7NMnG_w6jzTGqpyksOIPC9ABNbLATxoCVXkQAvD_BwE&gad_source=2&gclid=CjwKCAiA6KWvBhAREiwAFPZM7khcKSd5LayMNypIXq2aFFI-7NMnG_w6jzTGqpyksOIPC9ABNbLATxoCVXkQAvD_BwEAbout the film: Director: Blake Edwards Writers:Truman Capote/George Axelrod Stars:Audrey Hepburn ,George Peppard, Patricia Neal.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054698/**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review "Survival of the Thickest" by Michelle Buteau
Mar 7 2024
Moni and Kat review "Survival of the Thickest" by Michelle Buteau
This week the ladies explore “Survival of the Thickest, by Michelle Buteau, as she "reflects on growing up Caribbean, Catholic, and thick in New Jersey. Buteau delves into her college experience in Miami, her many friendships and dating disasters, working as a newsroom editor during 9/11, getting started in stand-up opening for male strippers, marrying into her husband’s Dutch family, IVF & surrogacy, motherhood, chosen family, and what it feels like to have a full heart, tight jeans, and stardom finally in her grasp." This fun episode will having you laughing out loud! Cheers!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Episode contains spoliers 📚 .Dedication: To our beloved patrons, thank you as always! YOU DA BEST!!Moni: To women of all sizes everywhere. Women get so many messages about what they should or shouldn't be and how they should look. Much love to women finding self love for the skin they are in.Honorary dedication to @mstatianaclark who elevated Sexyy Red’s hood classic “Hands on ya Knees” into a soulful ballad that now lives rent free in my head at all times!! Thank you for bringing me so much joy and so many laughs!! Kat: To Celia an enslaved woman executed by the State of Missouri for killing her "master" because he would not stop sexually assaulting her.About the Author: Michelle Buteau http://michellebuteau.orgAbout the book: 320 pages, Hardcover Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (December 8, 2020) Audio book runtime: 6 hours and 34 minutesNetflix Series: "Survival of the Thickest": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_of_the_Thickest**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat Review Black Mirror Season 6
Feb 29 2024
Moni and Kat Review Black Mirror Season 6
Welcome back! This week Moni and Kat review a popular Netflix series. "The stand-alone dramas (anthologies) -- sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia -- "Black Mirror" is a contemporary reworking of "The Twilight Zone" with stories that tap into the collective unease about the modern world, particularly regarding both intended and unintended consequences of new technologies and the effect they have on society and individuals." Listen in as the ladies rate their favorite episodes of the season and discuss the many emotions they feel while unpacking the mind bending stories from the show. Enjoy!Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.*Dedication To our lovely patron saints!! Thank you.Moni: To Premium Pro Wash for Applying the Pressure you need!!! If you are in the Indianapolis area, please visit https://www.premiumprowash.com/ for all your residential and commercial pressure washing needs!! To my hubby for helping out before the show!! Kat: To Kelly Rowland Why Did Kelly Rowland Walk Off the Today Show Set?, go support her movie Mea Culpa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0g9YfjJSAAbout the Show: Black Mirror https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Mirror_episodes. About the Creator: Charlie Brooker https://www.comedy.co.uk/people/charlie_brooker/*Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat review "Erasure" by Percival Everett
Feb 15 2024
Moni and Kat review "Erasure" by Percival Everett
Happy Valentine's Day!! This week Moni and Kat review the novel "Erasure" by Percival Everett. The story follows Thelonious "Monk" Ellison, a black author frustrated with the commercial success of stereotypical hood-spolitation fiction or "ghetto fiction." In response, he wrote a parody of this genre called "My Pafology," under the pseudonym Stag R. Leigh. Unexpectedly, "My Pafology" becomes a sensation, leading Monk to confront questions of authenticity, exploitation, and the commodification of black culture. Tune in as the ladies unpack what it means to be a black storyteller. Cheers!*Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our wonderful Patrons!!!!Moni: To Carter G. Woodson the father of Black History Month and modern day African American Studies.Kat: To all the listeners Happy Valentine's Day. Notes:About the Book: 280 pages, Paperback, First published January 1, 2001Literary awardsHurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction (2002)About the Author: https://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/percival-everetthttps://thebookerprizes.com/the-booker-library/authors/percival-everett https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/03/books/american-fiction-book-erasure-percival-everett.html https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/feb/03/american-fiction-review-cord-jefferson-jeffrey-wright-tracee-ellis-rosshttps://people.com/american-fiction-biggest-changes-between-book-and-movie-8418711#:~:text=The%20ending%20of%20the%20movie,movie%20offers%20several%20alternate%20endings.https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/mar/12/percival-everett-id-love-to-write-a-novel-everyone-hated**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!
Moni and Kat Review "How We Ended Racism" by Justin Michael Williams and Shelly Tygielski
Feb 8 2024
Moni and Kat Review "How We Ended Racism" by Justin Michael Williams and Shelly Tygielski
Embark on a time-traveling escapade with Moni and Kat as they whisk you away to the year 2050, a realm where racism has ceased to exist! Explore the transformative ideas of 'How We Ended Racism' a book by Justin Michael Williams and Shelly Tygielski. Join our hosts as they dissect the bold vision laid out by the authors with a mix of skepticism and hopefulness. Could this really be the future we're hurtling towards? What monumental shifts must occur right now to steer us towards such a radical change? Our hosts illuminate the path set forth by Williams and Tygielski—a path that promises not just to talk about ending racism, nor study it, but to actually end it within a single generation. Whew, grab your popcorn, your skepticism, and a hefty dose of optimism, as the ladies dive headfirst into a discussion about forging a world where racism is but a distant memory. Cheers!! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only.Dedication: To our patrons, much love!!Moni: To Isabel Wilkerson American journalist, author and truth teller. Thank you for all of your tireless work and all the people doing the exhausting anti-racist work. Kat : To all the female trouble makers & Meg the Stallion.About the book: Published by Sounds True, Oct 24, 2023 - 304 pages, https://www.howweendedracism.com/About the authors: Shelly Tygielski : https://www.shellytygielski.com/IG MindfulskatergirlJustin Michael Williams: https://www.justinmichaelwilliams.com/start-here ,IG wejustwill**Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!