Out of Whack

Produced by S.D. Smith | SKO Blue Creative

Scott is a gay father of four children who lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Lisa is hetero-flexible, single mom of one grown daughter who lives in Tacoma, Washington. Scott and Lisa have know each other for more than 20 years. She's the closest thing he's ever had to a fag-hag. They love to shoot the shit and talk about EVERYTHING - Writers, writing, books, parenting, politics, social justice, religion, spooky stuff, life after death, science, pop culture, and current events happening in our out-of-whack world! I hope you enjoy the show!

EP 36 | Robert Steele
Nov 23 2021
EP 36 | Robert Steele
Robert C. Steele served as a reporter and producer at various radio and television stations in Colorado and Arizona. He was a broadcaster at the Italian National Broadcasting Company (RAI Radio televisione Italiana) in Naples, Italy. He was a reporter for Armed Forces Radio and Television along the coast of Vietnam, the Asian Western Pacific and Vicenza, Italy. He was a volunteer and activist in the early gay liberation movement with the Gay Coalition of Denver and with two weekly gay radio shows in Colorado. Later, as a federal government public affairs officer, he served as a government spokesperson and managed media relations with reporters who worked for media outlets from across the USA and around the world.His book, Banned From California - Jim Foshee, is the true story of a 15-year-old gay runaway who finds himself in the 1950s Los Angeles underground world of homosexuals and early queer culture. Experience Jim Foshee's adventures on the West Coast after hitchhiking from his home 800 miles away in a small Idaho town. Jim lives on the edge. Through his adventures and misadventures, he finds himself among kind-hearted strangers, kindred souls and drag queens as well as con artists, liars and ruthless cops. At a younger age, Jim is institutionalized, placed in an orphanage by his mother, sentenced to a reform school because he runs away so much, and committed to a mental hospital for diagnosed "sexual deviation and sociopathic personality.Jim just wants to break away and live a simple gay life, but his future first includes run-ins with authorities, incarceration, and toiling on a prison chain gang. Be ready for a unique and personal journey you won't soon forget. Jim's vivid remembrances paint a first-hand intimate portrait of times now gone--times of McCarthyism, government hunts for homosexuals and routine firings; but also times of the beats, the hippies and liberation protests.For more information visit our website: BannedCA.comSupport the show
EP 35 | Brian Scolaro
Nov 16 2021
EP 35 | Brian Scolaro
Brian got his start as a stand-up comedian at the The Comedy Cellar in NYC, and he is most known for his appearances on “CONAN”, his half hour Comedy Central special “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO”, as Brian on ABC’s “A MILLION LITTLE THINGS”, as Doug on TBS’s “SULLIVAN AND SON”, Uncle Bill on “TEN YEAR OLD TOM”, Gordon on NBC’s “THREE SISTERS”, and as Stuart on FOX’s “STACKED”. About his role of Stuart Miller on “Stacked”, The LA Times said “Scolaro is terrific. An actual sitcom find.” About his role as Doug on “Sullivan and Son”, Brian Doyle-Murray (Caddyshack) said Brian is “one of the best I’ve ever seen.”Brian has appeared on “DEXTER”, “MAD MEN”, “BONES”, “CASTLE”, “GREY’S ANATOMY,” “THE MIDDLE”, “SUPERIOR DONUTS”, “I’M DYING UP HERE”, “SHAMELESS”,  “ALONE TOGETHER”, “ABBOTT ELEMENTARY”, “HARRY’S LAW,” “MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE”, “THE EXES”, “GIRL MEETS WORLD”,  and has also had recurring roles on “A MILLION LITTLE THINGS”, “KROLL SHOW”, “LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM” and “WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE”.Brian has four comedy albums available on all platforms and is also the author of the book “How to Punch a Monkey” on Amazon. Comedian Tom Rhodes is quoted saying “He has a hugely inventive style and I go out of my way to see him perform whenever I can.” And Marc Maron said on WTF podcast, Brian “might be the funniest fuckin’ person alive.”Check him out: www.brianscolaro.comSupport the show
EP 34 | Dr. Liz Cho
Oct 18 2021
EP 34 | Dr. Liz Cho
Our friend, the physician and mommy to two beautiful daughters, Dr. Liz Cho drops by to talk about the past two years of COVID madness, takes some questions, and chats about our favorite show, The Crown. Liz is not only a front-line worker and hero to us all, she is also the proud mommy of two beautiful daughters. We’ll also talk about the craziness of parenting, working, and all to boo-boos that our kids get and what to do about them. Liz was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the U.S. when she was five years old.  Her family settled in Long Island, NY which was a huge culture shock for her and her family.  Liz stayed there until she moved to Boston to attend  undergraduate school at Tufts University.  She wanted to move back to New York so she went to medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She ended up staying there for her residency in emergency medicine which she completed in 2011.  Liz chose emergency medicine as a career because she loves being able to care for patients when they need care urgently.  Being an emergency physician means she never gets bored at work. She says that It’s definitely not the easiest job in the world, but it can be incredibly rewarding.In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She says, “watching my children grow up before my eyes is probably one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I also love watching Korean dramas, and I am currently learning how to play the violin.”Support the show (
EP 25 | Katanna Zachry & Sara Peterson
Aug 9 2021
EP 25 | Katanna Zachry & Sara Peterson
Both authors became interested in President Kennedy's assassination at a young age. Zachry's grandparents lived in Dallas in 1963, and saved newspapers from that era. Her grandfather was connected to the Dallas oil industry. Peterson became interested in the assassination in 1978 when she participated in the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans program in Washington, D. C. The two have collected books and artifacts concerning the assassination for years.Both are currently employed by Midland College. The Lone Star Speaks began with a presentation the authors made to the West Texas Historical Symposium in 2014. The presentation soon expanded into a four-year research project that resulted in the authors finding and interviewing more than 150 individuals.Among the most intriguing is Robert T. Davis, who was the Assistant Attorney General in Texas in 1963. As an attorney who was sent to help interview Warren Commission witnesses, Davis immediately sensed that the official investigation was a "whitewash." Davis was one of the first to suggest that the investigation should include Jack Ruby's contacts with Mafia members.Other witnesses whom the authors located include a Lyndon Johnson staff member who was directed by the new President to serve as his eyes and ears in Dallas after the assassination. She personally reported Oswald's death immediately to President Johnson on November 24, 1963.Still another previously unknown witness (who even today insists on anonymity) was part of at least two "abort teams" in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Working with a U. S. Marshall in Dallas that day, he attempted to tell the FBI that more than one assassin had been firing at the President. More than a half-century later, he is still bitter that his information was ignored by officials.Other individuals who have helped the authors add information to the Kennedy assassination puzzle include a personal female friend of President Kennedy, and another woman who spent the late hours of November 21, 1963 with Jack Ruby. The authors also uncovered several individuals who can personally vouch for the fact that there was and is a Dixie/Texas Mafia, and that it may have been involved with the Kennedy assassination.The Lone Star Speaks provides new insights into the assassination of John F. Kennedy and uses actual witness testimony to raise new questions concerning what many have called "the crime of the twentieth century."Support the show (
EP 23 | Shinjini Das
Jul 26 2021
EP 23 | Shinjini Das
Shinjini Das became a media proprietor at 26 with experience in software technology consulting and digital marketing strategy. She owns and sells her own branded media properties D2C, directly to her consumers of go-getters around the world, as well as B2B, to businesses looking for empowering media content to attract and engage their target audiences.She has built a global digital community of go-getters looking for motivation and actionable strategies to accomplish their goals who tune into her media content teaching go-getters how to live like a go-getter in life and work across video, audio, social media, and traditional media to the tune of 5 million(s)+ views a month created by the media company she founded at 24.Her experience also includes leading a 15-person team of global freelancers in South Africa and America who partner with her to create, produce, and distribute native and branded media content across a range of native and client media channels.Shinjini serves as a keynote speaker specializing in youth empowerment and women's entrepreneurship in the US Department of State's US Speaker Program, a public diplomacy program encouraging US citizen experts to empower local communities in US Embassy regions, to build stronger mutually beneficial partnerships between US and partner countries.She spoke to 1000s youth and women entrepreneurs in Paraguay and Bolivia in Spanish in 15+ lectures on social media marketing and her digital entrepreneurship journey to encourage them to become go-getters and start digital businesses. Shinjini is also fluent in Bengali and Hindi.Shinjini studied at Georgia Institute of Technology (BS Honors in Industrial and Systems Engineering), where she graduated in 2014 as the Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker and on the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Student Advisory Board.Buy Shinjini's Book: on Twitter: the show (
EP 22 | Diane Randall
Jul 19 2021
EP 22 | Diane Randall
Diane is energized, committed, and passionate about leading wellness conversations around life balance, mental wellness, self-care, self-realization, plant-based nutrition, and whole life wellness. Her joy is seeing individuals adapt health and wellness methods that reduce stress and bring harmonious balance to their lives. She excels at equipping busy professionals with workable wellness advice and strategies that meet their demanding lifestyle. She is an author, consultant, workshop presenter and college instructor who taught stress management and resiliency techniques to Chicago police officers.  Diane is a professional speaker and former podcast show host whose articles have appeared in publications such as the Vegan Street, Plant Pure Nation, New York Times, Balance, Choice, Consulting Magazines, the Active Times, and American Holistic Health Association (AHHA). She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and appeared on television, including a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss successful relationships. Diane has earned Life Coach, Guiding Mindful Change coach certifications and attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. For more information about  speaking appearances, podcasts, and access to numerous resources visit her website at www.dianerandallconsults.com.Website #3 URL #JumpstartYourLife #WholeLiving #Author #mindsetshift #lifebalance #plSupport the show (