All About The Joy

Carmen Lezeth Suarez

All About The Joy is a weekly hang-out with friends in the neighborhood! We share insight, advice, funny-isms and we choose to always try and find the positive, the silver lining, the "light" in all of it. AATJ comes from the simple concept that at the end of the day we all want to have more JOY than not. So, this is a cool place to unwind, have a laugh and share some time with friends!

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Race, Gender, and Representation in Music and Hollywood - John Schneider, Beyonce and Art
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Race, Gender, and Representation in Music and Hollywood - John Schneider, Beyonce and Art
Have you ever wondered about the fine line where music genres blend and spark debates? That's exactly where we're headed as we tackle the hullabaloo around Beyonce's venture into country music, stirring up a storm in the industry. In our robust conversation, we unpack John Schneider's pointed remarks and the broader cultural conversations igniting from such genre-defying moves. Tony brings his refreshing perspective to the forefront, as we navigate the nuances of artistic freedom against the backdrop of genre gatekeeping. It's a riveting discussion that promises to shed light on the shadowy corners of racial tensions and creative expression in music.Then, we shift the spotlight to the intriguing gender dynamics pulsating through the veins of the entertainment industry. Why is a woman's artistic choice often attributed to external influence, while her male counterpart is hailed as a visionary? We grapple with this disparity, invoking the career trajectories of legends like Michael Jackson and Beyoncé, and dissect the undercurrents of respect between powerhouses Taylor Swift and Beyoncé that eclipse the industry's occasional pettiness. As we move to Hollywood's evolving landscape, we scrutinize the debates over inclusivity and representation, discussing the anticipated projects like X-Men '97 and The Little Mermaid. Join us as we explore what these changes signify for audiences and creators in an era where storytelling is as dynamic as the society it reflects.Full Un-edited Episode: https://www.youtube.com/live/ElRgQLeF9-A?si=xKiMABmcP0flYVteThank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Carmen Talk: Empathy's Role in Bridging Divides - A Story of My Privilege
1w ago
Carmen Talk: Empathy's Role in Bridging Divides - A Story of My Privilege
Another episode of Carmen Talk: When I first felt the impact of my hip surgery, it wasn't just the physical pain that struck me, but a newfound awareness of the everyday hurdles faced by individuals with disabilities. Walking a mile in these shoes, quite literally, reshaped my perspective on the hidden challenges of navigating public spaces - In this episode I peel back the layers of everyday life that many of us take for granted, revealing the importance of empathy in understanding the world from a different vantage point.With that experience, I talk about the delicate landscapes of privilege - let's confront the uncomfortable truths about white fragility, that underpin our society. This episode isn't about pointing fingers but rather about extending hands—in awareness, in kindness, and in support of those who contend with barriers both visible and invisible. From personal experience and a different point of view, I explore the importance of recognizing the advantages we carry, whether they stem from our physical abilities, racial identity, or other aspects of our lives. It's a candid exploration of how we can transform defensiveness into a drive for advocacy and change, and how patience and understanding can weave a stronger, more inclusive community fabric. Join me on this journey of reflection and commitment towards a world that accommodates and celebrates all its members.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Grammy Highlights, Music's Impact, Cherishing Artistic Soul and Superbowl Favs
Feb 11 2024
Grammy Highlights, Music's Impact, Cherishing Artistic Soul and Superbowl Favs
The Grammys provided a backdrop for a rich exploration of personal music tastes and the moments that music creates, whether it be Tracy Chapman's surprise performance that left us awestruck or the debates sparked by Taylor Swift, and Billy Joel's music. In this episode we celebrated the universal language of music and the varied reactions it can evoke, sharing anecdotes that shed light on the warmth of friendships and the solace found in shared experiences. We delve into the cultural impact of celebrity performances, from Super Bowl spectacles to the authenticity and soulful contributions of artists like Chris Cornell and George Michael. We discussed how we mourn the loss of such great talents, yet find solace in the legacy of their music, and we invited listeners to join us in this reflection. As we bid goodbye, we left with Tracy Chapman's melodies lingering in our hearts, reminding us to find joy in our daily lives and to hold onto the art that enriches our souls until we hang out together again.Full unedited video: https://youtube.com/live/z0mLHtUS6YgThank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Private Lounge: Resilience, Rejection, and the Power of Personal Triumph
Feb 4 2024
Private Lounge: Resilience, Rejection, and the Power of Personal Triumph
Have you ever been knocked down by life's curveballs, only to pick yourself up again? Our latest Private Lounge chat episode is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, as we open our hearts to discuss the stings of rejection and the grip of financial challenges.  We tackle the uphill battles of loan acquisition, the emotional toll of student debts, and the predatory nature of some systems that bind us. It's a conversation that weaves the thread of hope through the fabric of hardship, reminding us that while the struggle is real, it isn't a solo journey.Transitioning from hardship to personal triumph, our dialogue moves to the growth that buds from adversity. We share stories of how crushing professional rejection can lead to a stronger sense of self, the value of recognizing one's worth early in life, and the beauty of personal development. These anecdotes aren't just about overcoming, but about flourishing in the face of societal beauty standards and the transformative power of self-acceptance. They're tales of life's unexpected admirers and the hidden potential that lies within each of us.Finally, we celebrate the bold steps and life-affirming choices that define our journeys. From taking calculated risks in career shifts to the joyous leap of relocating, we highlight the courage behind these decisions and the meticulous planning that often goes unnoticed. We delve into the richness of supportive communities, the bravery in sharing our stories, and the impact our actions have on those around us. Join us as we navigate through the complexities of life, sharing not only a dose of reality but also a heaping helping of optimism for anyone on the cusp of taking their own leap of faith.The full video version is YouTube. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Private Lounge: What is the Content Creator Economy, Behind the Scenes and Personal Branding in the Digital Age
Jan 28 2024
Private Lounge: What is the Content Creator Economy, Behind the Scenes and Personal Branding in the Digital Age
Ever found yourself in the throes of a live-streaming session, grappling with the eccentricities of audience engagement? That's precisely where we, alongside our insightful guests Tony, Rick, and Cynthia, start our lively tete-a-tete, unraveling the layers of content creation, from the technical snafus to the art of managing vibrant online communities. Picture us, post-live stream, unwinding in the All About the Joy Private Lounge, exchanging war stories and hearty laughs about the perils of blocking mishaps and the social ebb and flow that keeps our digital world spinning.As our confab drifts through the realms of podcasting quirks, we don't just stop at the nuts and bolts. We delve into the impact of pandemics on "netiquette" —or the lack thereof—and share frontline tactics for braving the onslaught of internet trolls and spam. And trust us, it's not just the trolls that get a dressing down; we candidly critique our own on-air beverage choices and audio setups, underscoring the pursuit of authenticity in a podcasting landscape that thirsts for genuine connection.Capping off our session, we reflect on the creator economy's labyrinth, navigating through personal branding, and podcasting's complex goals. Our discussion steers towards the nuances of modern branding and audience engagement, with a nod to the interplay between personal beliefs and the content we create. This is no mere chitchat; it's a deep dive into the heart of what makes our shows tick, and an invitation to you to join us in the laughter, learning, and camaraderie.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Carmen Talk - Recognizing Toxic People, Letting Go, and Embracing What's Next
Jan 23 2024
Carmen Talk - Recognizing Toxic People, Letting Go, and Embracing What's Next
Ever felt that creeping dread when someone's name flashes on your phone, similar to those tense moments before a principal's office visit? Join me as I identify what makes for toxic people and toxic relationships. I'll mark what may be the red flags to avoid them or, at the very least, recognize it when it's in front of you! We'll unpack the gut-wrenching signals that scream 'toxic!' and dissect the behaviors that can drain your peace like a slow leak. From the perpetual blame gamers to the master manipulators of compliments, I'm mapping the first parts to the escape route to tranquility... and ultimately, more joy!  Betty White's graceful dance with disapproval, especially in her support for Arthur Duncan, teaches us the resilience of shining despite the shadows. I'll share the personal trials I've faced when breaking free from the chains of toxicity and the blessings of figuring it out and letting go sooner rather than later. It's a journey of self-discovery, fraught with the challenges of learning to let go, but if you can SEE toxicity, you will learn the benefits of walking away from that which does not serve you, to the treasure of cultivating true and more fulfilling connections on an everyday basis and in every part of your life.  Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
TV Nostalgia, Emmys and the Financial Dynamics of Love, Marriage, Relationships and Prenups
Jan 21 2024
TV Nostalgia, Emmys and the Financial Dynamics of Love, Marriage, Relationships and Prenups
Join us as we unravel the exasperating world of customer service conundrums, ranging from tech setup woes to banking blunders. But it's not all gripes and groans; we inject some fun with whimsical discussions with Maurio Dawson, who joins the show. And for those of you who love a good awards show giggle, our Emmy recap will have you in stitches!Let's take a stroll down nostalgia lane and tip our hats to the golden age of television, with host of the Emmy's Anthony Anderson leading the way. His mother's hilarious antics during acceptance speeches and his seamless blend of heartwarming humor and hosting chops truly steal the show. We also pay tribute to the irreplaceable Carol Burnett, Betty White, Norman Lear and delve into the warmth of family-centric game shows. The discussion gets real as we tackle the ever-relatable topic of financial dynamics in relationships, spurned by a TikTok clip that's got everyone buzzing. Marriage, money, and the delicate dance of 50-50 partnerships - will you sign a prenup? – we're covering it all, with no holds barred!In the realm of love and practicality, we examine why living together before the altar rings true for getting a real sense of your partner's quirks and wallet habits. The conversation turns serious as we broach the topic of prenuptial agreements and their role in protecting assets and blended family interests. And for the lovebirds without rings, we emphasize the importance of having your legal ducks in a row to ensure your wishes are respected, no matter what life throws your way. Fasten your seat belts for a ride through the intricacies of relationships, money, and life's unexpected journeys.Links of interest: Living Wills and Medical Directives/ProxyBetty White and Arthur Duncan InformationNorman Lear and the Black Panthers on The Jeffersons  Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Carmen Talk - Embracing Self-Promotion as Best I Can In a World Were Marketing Is Key
Jan 16 2024
Carmen Talk - Embracing Self-Promotion as Best I Can In a World Were Marketing Is Key
Embarking on a quest to conquer the world of self-promotion, I never anticipated how marketing and public relations would become my unlikely allies. Our journey through the ever-expanding universe of "All About the Joy" proved that even the most hesitant of hosts can champion a cause close to their heart. With each live stream, we connect people from every corner of the planet in a dynamic symphony of voices, much like a grand Zoom gathering with a twist of real-time interaction. The show's tapestry weaves topics as varied as the best fast food experiences to the profound depths of personal and societal choices, not forgetting our treasured detours into the realm of sci-fi fandoms. The joy of our endeavor is amplified by the rich mosaic of guests who've graced us with their presence—filmmakers, musicians, authors, writers, actors... each leaving a unique imprint on our platform.Our narrative isn't just about the laughter and the intellectual banter; it's also a testament to the power of joy as an indomitable force within each of us. As your host, I've discovered the beauty in the pursuit of those elusive flickers of happiness that, once caught, can illuminate the darkest of days. It's my honor to extend a heartfelt thank you to you, our dear listeners, whose unwavering support is the backbone of our shared adventure. Your kindness is the wind propelling us forward into the skies of enlightenment and entertainment. So join us as we cast off into another week of compelling discourse and the simple yet profound act of savoring joy, with hopes to meet again on the airwaves for more moments that make life truly worth celebrating.Find all links here: YouTube Stream: https://www.youtube.com/@AllAboutTheJoy/streamsAudio Podcast: https://allabouthejoy.buzzsprout.com/shareDirect Blog Post (personal site): http://carmensuarez.com/2024/01/14/in-case-you-didnt-know-im-trying-to-get-better-at-it/Find out AATJ home here: allaboutthejoy.com/Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Why Women Are Staying Single and Who Pays the Bill at Dinner?  The Etiquette Episode!
Jan 14 2024
Why Women Are Staying Single and Who Pays the Bill at Dinner? The Etiquette Episode!
Using a viral TikTok from Derrick Jaxn, we've rolled up our sleeves to discuss why some single women choose joy in solitude over the compromise of companionship. We dissect the evolving expectations in partnerships and consider all the options to the human heart. A second video making the rounds on the internet, we discuss, when the bill lands on the table at a birthday dinner, the air gets thick with tension, doesn't it? We've all been there, and in this episode, we share our two cents on navigating the financial faux pas with the finesse of a diplomat. From the host's responsibilities to the unspoken rules of bill-splitting, join us for a candid discussion that explores the intricacies of financial etiquette in social settings. It's about keeping friendships intact and dignity unscathed, with a sprinkle of humor to ease the awkwardness that money matters inevitably bring to the table.It's a fun episode with the regular crew:  Cynthia, Andrea, Rick and Tony D., who all dive in and share in the joy and laughter...  To See the entire unedited episode, please click on this YOUTUBE link.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Carmen Talk - Another Reason Why Women Stay Single
Jan 9 2024
Carmen Talk - Another Reason Why Women Stay Single
Carmen TalkEver wondered why your single aunt seems to radiate happiness like she's got a secret we're all missing out on? Buckle up, because I'm peeling back another layer of modern love and independence on All About the Joy.This week's heart-to-heart is a deep dive into a TikTok phenomenon that's got everyone talking: the growing trend of financially secure, mature women embracing the single life. We'll explore the viral voices of men who've noticed this shift and my take on what it really means to find peace and self-sufficiency outside the traditional partnership model.Forget the outdated blueprint for love; we're scripting a new narrative that celebrates personal growth, shared dreams, and the joy of learning from one another.  I'll share why I believe love isn't out of reach at any age and how readiness—not timing—is the key to finding a connection that adds extraordinary value to our lives. Join me for insights, and a fresh perspective on companionship that's all about embracing the life you've built and the unexpected ways love can still find a path to your heart.(The book referenced is  "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" written by John Gray) Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
For The Love Of Episode! Gather Around for Q&A of the Things We Love!
Jan 7 2024
For The Love Of Episode! Gather Around for Q&A of the Things We Love!
This is our "Love Of" episode! Whether it's a laid-back gathering with Brazilian fare for Rick's birthday or a jubilant shindig with many friends, we discuss that it's the love intertwined in these moments that truly makes them shine.We go through a series of questions -  what movie we love most, what TV show, what food we love most, what relationship we love most... it's a fun conversation and along the way, we're joined by Chris Rossetti, who teaches a different way to think of a question I pose... we love learning something new on All About The Joy!   As we wrap up, we venture into the realm of family and friendships, discussing the poignant influence of both bloodline and chosen family in our lives. Rick and I share stories close to our hearts, exploring the fabric of relationships that shape us and the threads of TV shows, music and movies that weave into our beliefs and humor. Sit back, pour yourself a mug of your favorite beverage—perhaps not coffee if you're anything like our guest Chris, but join us as we unwrap the gift of connection, love, and the simple joys that life brings our way.(The song Lemonade that Chris references by Alex Boyé can be found at this link)Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Carmen Talk - Finding Joy and Looking Ahead to 2024 with Positivity
Jan 2 2024
Carmen Talk - Finding Joy and Looking Ahead to 2024 with Positivity
Carmen Talk Episode Have you ever found unexpected joy in the simple act of sipping a mocktail, or felt an odd sense of freedom when a twist of fate left you without your fitness tracker for a while? As I cast a glance back at the pearls of wisdom from 2023, I want to share those sparks that ignited my joy and how they're lighting the way into 2024. Let's talk about turning the page with positivity, embracing the good times, and allowing the warmth of past pleasures to shape our aspirations for the New Year.This heart-to-heart is a solo journey without guests, where I unfold the distinction between the fleeting sensation of happiness and the profound, resilient state of joy. By choosing joy and personal growth, we can step past the doubters and naysayers, crafting a life brimming with positivity. So join me as I recount some lessons in letting go, elevating others, and pushing through negativity with a smile. Here's to a 2024 filled with joy, growth, and a personal invitation to stand with me in the pursuit of what makes us truly content. Happy New Year, listeners—may you find your joy and let it lead the way.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Toasting to the End of 2023: Culinary Bites, Movie Debates, Music Legends, and Eminem's Legacy
Dec 31 2023
Toasting to the End of 2023: Culinary Bites, Movie Debates, Music Legends, and Eminem's Legacy
As we bid adieu to 2023, our latest podcast episode is a stream of reflections, hearty debates, and personal triumphs. Imagine sinking your teeth into the perfect steak, no condiments needed – that's the kind of juicy content we're serving up! We kick things off with the possibility of Chris Gales jazzing up the show, and Tony gets our taste buds tingling with his crown peach drink concoctions. Meanwhile, Brian's smoked chicken thighs and brisket leave us hungry for more than just food, as we chew over the contentious topic of steak garnishing. Can a well-prepared steak truly stand alone? We weigh in, and let's just say, A1 sauce enthusiasts might want to brace themselves.Navigating the delicate dance of work and personal life, I reveal my own struggles and the liberation found in setting firm boundaries for a healthier balance. We share a toast to mocktails and their surprising zest for life, while Tony sets his sights on his home and personal life in 2024, embodying the spirit of resilience. Our hearts and minds converge on the importance of advocating for our needs, as we underscore the choices that nourish our well-being and forge the path to our dreams.Rounding out the year, we traverse the cultural terrains of cinema and beats, giving a shoutout to "Late Night Parents" for their insightful sports and sometimes social commentary. Our debate on Eminem's place in rap royalty is as charged as it is contemplative, stirring the pot on the influence of race and culture in music. We also tip our hats to the female rap pioneers who paved the way, and share our all-time music faves, from Prince to Aretha. So, as the curtains close on 2023, let's toast to the year's narrative tapestry – here's to the laughs, insights, and the unexpected turns that have made it a ride to remember!  *this is an edited version of much longer conversation with some other friends who joined in during the broadcast. Joe-Joe and Kimi also stopped on by. To seee/hear the full unedited fun time, check out the video on Youtube - just click here! Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Exploring Marvel's Jonathan Majors' Kang Re-Casting and the Fight for Equality in Hollywood
Dec 24 2023
Exploring Marvel's Jonathan Majors' Kang Re-Casting and the Fight for Equality in Hollywood
When the real world collides with the reel, how does Marvel navigate the choppy waters of public perception and narrative continuity? We grapple with this conundrum as we address the recent legal predicaments of Jonathan Majors and the potential impact on his Marvel career. Recasting beloved characters is no easy feat; just look at cases like Edward Norton and Terrence Howard. Our chat takes us deep into the heart of fandom, where the emotional bonds with characters like Black Panther reveal just how intricate these casting decisions can become, especially when race enters the equation.Courtrooms across America are battlegrounds where the scales of justice are often tipped by bias. In today's society, gender and racial prejudices can shape the outcomes of legal proceedings, and we dissect these disturbing truths in our latest episode. From discussing the Central Park Five to the toll taken on families fighting for the exoneration of their loved ones, we share powerful personal anecdotes and explore the moral responsibilities of legal professionals. This episode casts a critical eye on the justice system and the urgent need for systemic reform to prevent wrongful convictions.But it's not all about Marvel and the courtroom. We also peel back the curtain on the struggles within the entertainment industry itself. This episode weaves through the nuances of maintaining one's craft amidst personal misconduct allegations, the ongoing battle for recognition faced by actors like Taraji P. Henson, and the importance of having a supportive community. As we wrap up, we leave you with thoughts on the animated world of Marvel's "What If" series and extend our warmest holiday wishes to all our listeners. Join us for a fun and interesting conversation about all things Marvel and Hollywood celebrities in general.Links as stated in episode: Wrongfully convicted because of legally blind "witness" Chicago Sun Times Link to Central Park FiveLink to Emmet Till *this podcast episode is an excerpt of a nearly 2-hour episode. Other topics were discussed and we were also joined by our friend Rich. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, please check out the entire episode on Youtube. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Will Smith, Forgiveness Debates, and Body Image and Oprah Discussions with the Crew
Dec 17 2023
Will Smith, Forgiveness Debates, and Body Image and Oprah Discussions with the Crew
Welcome to a conversation that moves through a spectrum of stimulating topics, from the recent hip-hop 50th-anniversary celebration to the societal issues surrounding body image, weight loss, and beauty standards. Joined by the entire crew, Rick, Andrea, Cynthia and Tommy Lee, we kick off with a discussion about the performances by Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and the Fresh Prince and their profound impact on the hip-hop genre. We also share some light-hearted banter about the technical difficulties of streaming and the exciting journey of Tommy as he steps into a new professional chapter.It's not all laughter and light though, as we tackle the complex topic of forgiveness and redemption, especially concerning celebrities with controversial personal lives. Through candid conversations about Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's open marriage, the Chris Rock feud, and the personal experiences of the hosts, we navigate the murky waters of forgiveness. We also explore how our capacity to forgive, or our tendency to hold grudges, can transform our relationships with friends and family.Finally, we pivot to a pressing societal issue - the obsession with body image and weight loss. Here we examine Oprah Winfrey's weight loss journey, the societal perceptions, and the relentless pressure faced by celebrities under the public eye. Drawing on personal anecdotes and experiences, we underline the importance of self-love, acceptance, and the challenges of navigating fame and public perception. This is a journey of discovery, reflection, and understanding, and we invite you to join us. Together, let's redefine our perspectives and challenge societal norms.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
From Cop to Actor: A Journey of Passion, Talent and Determination A Talk with Kelly Quinn
Dec 10 2023
From Cop to Actor: A Journey of Passion, Talent and Determination A Talk with Kelly Quinn
Ever wondered what it takes to transition from a career in law enforcement to the bright lights of acting? Sharing her intriguing journey with us, Kelly Quinn spills all about her brave move from being a cop to full-time acting. As an exemplary tale of passion and determination, her story will surely inspire those who are contemplating a career change or pursuing their dreams. We discuss the bonds formed in acting classes, the heartbreaks and triumphs of auditions, and the unique demands each role brings.Peek behind the curtain as we take a trip reminiscing about the golden age of TV with Norman Lear's groundbreaking shows like All in the Family and Sanford and Son. The fearless way they approached taboo topics revolutionized the television industry, and we discuss the lasting impact of Lear's daring creativity. We also explore the subtle contrasts between theater and film acting, highlighting the challenges and unique aspects each presents, and how the location of a shoot can deeply impact an actor's immersion into the character.Tune in as we share our dream roles, paying tribute to industry greats such as Carroll O'Connor, Meryl Streep, and Viola Davis. We'll also discuss the importance of a supportive circle in chasing your dreams and appreciating every opportunity that crosses your path. The journey of an actor is strewn with highs and lows, and we hope this candid discussion will encourage aspiring actors to embrace both with equal gusto.*in this episode Carmen refers to "Tina Fey" in error, it was "Molly Shannon". Apologies for the error. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Searching for Balance: A Conversation on Money, Happiness, and Respect
Dec 3 2023
Searching for Balance: A Conversation on Money, Happiness, and Respect
Join us and a new friend to the show, Tommy Lee, as we journey down memory lane, discussing holiday plans and birthday celebrations that fall on the festive season. We also touch on the tricky terrain of the job market, emphasizing how crucial it is to have a strong support system when navigating career choices.Ever felt overwhelmed by the negativity and disrespect that's become almost second nature in today's society? We've been there too, and in this chat, we tackle these issues head-on, discussing their impact on our daily interactions. We also discuss the often misunderstood term "soccer mom", highlighting how it has evolved, and the misconceptions surrounding wealth and happiness. We take a deep look into experiences working for affluent individuals, and how it's taught us that money doesn't always equate to joy.Now, let's talk about work-life balance, time, and mental health. We've all had those jobs that pay well but drain us of our time and energy, right? We share personal stories of the struggle to find balance, emphasizing the importance of valuing our time and mental health above all else. We wrap up with a heartfelt discussion on respect, compassion, and the dynamics of giving and receiving.  So sit back, relax, and join us for an episode filled with wisdom, laughter, and plenty of food for thought.Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Get to Know our Co-Host Rick Costa - Questioning Church and Inclusivity in Faith
Nov 26 2023
Get to Know our Co-Host Rick Costa - Questioning Church and Inclusivity in Faith
Ever wonder why two people who have such differing opinions about one very important subject like the function of the Church and faith in society work together so well? In this episode, we take some time to get to know our co-host Rick Costa and maybe understand a little bit better why it all works!  Rick talks openly about his journey that led him to become 'Pastor Rick' - a title he initially resisted. Join us as we share our thoughts on topics such as why people are leaving  Churches, scandals of sexual abuse by priests, and the disturbing trend of evangelical churches exploiting faith for financial gain.  We then discuss inclusivity in churches and the importance of fostering a welcoming environment free from judgment. Rick, who reads from the Bible and prays for others in his daily online service, emphasizes a genuine relationship with God that isn't transactional. He believes it's essential to find a church that aligns with your beliefs and values and offers a sense of community and friendship. So, come along for this insightful conversation, learning a little bit more about Rick Costa, as we question the norms and explore what it means to have an authentic and respectful relationship when you work with people who you may not necessarily agree with 100%. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Reminiscing on the Past: Performing, Color Guard, and Navigating Tough Times
Nov 19 2023
Reminiscing on the Past: Performing, Color Guard, and Navigating Tough Times
Do you remember what it was like to be part of a tightly knit team, where you not only had to pull together to succeed but also depended on each other for comfort and companionship?  We'll share some funny incidents and some bitter-sweet memories of our time performing in Color Guard, and Drum Corp, and what it was like to be on tour --  reminding you of the camaraderie, the fatigue, the anxiety, and the thrill of the competition.  Our mystery guest, Tommy Lee chimes in on all the memories and reminds Carmen of what she meant to the activity. Amidst the nostalgia, we'll also take a moment to stress the importance of regular medical check-ups and discuss the often-overlooked Hashimoto's disease. We also hope to remind everyone how important it is to lean on our friends and loved ones during tough times. And to stay in touch with those who matter!  It's a funny, sweet show of remembrances and a reminder of friendships that last a lifetime.  As we sign off on this reflective note, we'd like to also extend our warmest Thanksgiving wishes to all our listeners. Until we meet again, remember, it really is all about the joy!Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.
Sharing Adventures, Generational Differences and the SAG Strike is Over!
Nov 12 2023
Sharing Adventures, Generational Differences and the SAG Strike is Over!
In this episode, we express our gratitude to Fran Dresser, the president of SAG AFTRA, for her brilliant leadership during this period and rejoice in the fact that the strike is finally over! We also share updates about our weeks, from Cynthia's bustling schedule at the hospital due to an influx of new COVID and flu cases, to Joy's delightful family visit in East Tennessee. Here's a sneak peek: Would you dare to jump out of a plane on your 30th birthday or just for fun? Because two of us did. This episode takes you on a whirlwind of emotions as we dig into some of our most extraordinary personal experiences. We cover Cynthia's heart-loving Swimming with the Dolphins quest, Joy's parasailing escapades, Andrea and Carmen's Sky-Diving adventures... But don't worry, we're not all adrenaline junkies here. Rick's fear of water is both funny and touching... and well, we've got our fair share of laugh-out-loud moments as we poke fun at each other's stories and discuss our potential collaborations. We also take a serious tone, but only for a moment to discuss the differences in how each generation uses the internet. Gen X, Versus Millennials and Gen Z. It's based on a blog post from last week which you can read on my personal website for more information. So, join in for a blend of thoughtful discussions sprinkled with a hearty dose of humor and camaraderie on another fun-filled podcast of sheer joy! Thank you for stopping by. Please visit our website: All About The Joy and add, like and share. We'd appreciate that greatly. Also, if you want to find us anywhere on social media, please check out the link in bio page. Music By Geovane Bruno, Moments, 3481Editing by Team A-JHost, Carmen Lezeth DISCLAIMER: As always, please do your own research and understand that the opinions in this podcast and livestream are meant for entertainment purposes only. States and other areas may have different rules and regulations governing certain aspects discussed in this podcast. Nothing in our podcast or livestream is meant to be medical or legal advice. Please use common sense, and when in doubt, ask a professional for advice, assistance, help and guidance.