A Fun and Light look at current events, classic TV, classic movies, and anything else that comes to mind! www.groovypodcast.com

We spoke to Shannon Lell about her article on Longreads entitled " I Was A Nine Year Old Playboy Bunny". Its a story about her finding her sexuality in childhood. It was uncomplicated and only hers, then she grew up and see's that its not so simple anymore. Harvey Weinsten had just been blizzarded all over the news so we talked him, but before we got to him Shannon very bravely and openly discussed her very recent sexual assault at a concert. She went to the police. They did nothing. She reminded us of a term coined from when Anita Hill discussed Clarence Thomas's (now supreme court judge) sexual advances towards her. Its called nut or slut, sometimes both. Anita was a nut.  How women are blamed for sexual assault or unwanted sexual advances. Shannon and her high school sexual assault and confronting her now " Devout Christian" attacker. He denied it. It is a very honest and raw conversation. We thank Shannon so much for sharing her story. On a personal note it brought back so many memories of me (Grace) being groped and fondled in my twenties and not strong enough to fight back. Also its not only twenty year olds. It can happen at any age, but when we are young, generally women do not feel or own our own power, or even know we have any, especially if a very powerful man is the abuser. Please listen. Its relevant and sadly, who knows if it will change soon. We are hopeful. 

Again, thank you Shannon for your honesty. You are an incredible woman.

Mostly thanks to our listeners. I'm sure many of you have stories of your own to tell. Sexual assault and unwanted advances are mostly against women, but it happens to men and boys as well..We hope you get something out of this podcast. We love ya' !

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Shannon

www.Shannonlell.com

Her story on Longreads

https://longreads.com/?s=Shannon+Lell

www.facebook.com/shannonlell

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Please check out Michelles fabulous blog

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My other podcast

www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.com

www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.podbean.com

www.facebook.com/inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace

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We talked to eating disorder counselor, podcaster and blog writer Tabitha Farrar. Tabitha specializes in anorexia nervosa as she had anorexia for twelve years. She talked the Controversial Scientific reasoning behind eating disorders. We had never heard that theory so it was very interesting. I had some sort of eating disorder from the time I was 14 until I hit 35. Eating disorders are very difficult to conquer. There are unfortunately many relapses. We talked the very real fear of food. Words that trigger people with eating disorders. The isolation that goes with eating disorders and lots more. Michelle was very lucky that she had a healthy sense of self and never had an eating disorder. Eating disorders don't discriminate. Many men have them as well but its more of a stigma attached if you are a man. We also talked how eating disorders are not only for the adolescent girls, but older women that have never had an eating disorder can and do get one in their fifties. Its all very complicated but it is an illness and anorexia is the biggest killer of teen girls. 

Our hope is if you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder there are MANY places on the web for information.  That you learned something, and you are not ALONE. Tabitha's webpage is an amazing source of information. Her podcasts are there as well. 

We thank Tabitha for being such a great guest. Most of all we thank our listeners. Please keep hanging in with us.

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

Tabitha has a wonderful website filled with many great things and links to other places to seek help.

www.Tabithafarrar.com

Michelle

www.theponderingnook.com

you can follow her on instagram @the pondering nook. 

We have instagram page
@thebroadsway_

Twitter
@broads_way

Facebook
www.facebook.com/thebroadswaypage

Grace
new podcast
www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.com

www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.podbean.com

www.facebook.com/inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace

Give a listen. Its a lot of fun
Also for old shows 

www.groovypodcast.com

As a special PS

​I was very saddened to hear about Tom Petty Dying. We use his American girl as our opener. I played us out with Free Falling. RIP Tom .

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The Broads once again welcomed Author, Speaker, Documentary Consultant and Researcher Laura Carroll. We had a swell time talking childfree. WE pondered why must there be a label. In my own life I have never been introduced to someone as This is CHILD FREE Grace. I know I would have to laugh. We don't need labels for everything, yet some people think we do. WE were in total agreement with CHILD FREE Laura HA HA..We once again make point that neither of us hates kids.

We talked about if parents with kids should get to board plane first. We saw both sides but I think it takes longer to get the kiddos situated so maybe it holds everyone up.  Baristas at Starbucks to get 20,000 for invitro so they can have a baby.  Did the other Baristas get any dough if they did not need in vitro?? What about the guys??  We talked about people scoffing when you mourn a pet, with a get back to me when you have kids. Why should someone that lost their beloved fur baby feel more for other peoples kids.?? We don't even know them..Mom Michelle was great on offering her mom point of view. We talked about much more..It was a fun and interesting show. Laura was great and has the best laugh. Laura and I want to plan a wine show but considering the early time we tape we will settle for mimosas. 

​Big thanks to Laura for coming on show again.

Most of all to our listeners thanks for listening

Michelle and Childfree Grace
xoxo

Catch up on laura at
www.LauraCarroll.com

Her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/ChildfreeandBeyond/

Michelle
www.theponderingnook.com
instagram
@theponderingnook
Us
instagram
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Facebook page
Facebook.com/thebroadswaypage
twitter
@broads-way

Grace
​My new podcast with my co host Broadway Baby Donnie Kehr. 
www.inyourfacewithdonnieandgrace.com
facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/In-Your-Face-with-Donnie-and-Grace-129045634412880/

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We welcomed Anne for the first time on our Season 2. We talked about where we were on September 11, hurricanes, why young guys are having erectile dysfunction these days..TOO MUCH PORN..Women judgeing women on having baby with cesarian section vs natural childbirth, Annes protest March in Boston, Nasal voices and deviated septums, funky noises and dropped words when we were recording, Michelle liking Gwyneth Paltrow while Anne and I said yuck and mucho more.

THanks Anne for coming on. It was fun as usual.

THanks to our editing guy, you know who you are. : )

Most of all thank you to our fabulous audience. WE love you.

So kick back, have a cup of java or vino and listen.

Michelle and Grace

xoxo

Michelle

www.theponderingnook.com

instagram@ponderingnook

US

www.thebroadsway.org

www.facebook.com/thebroadswaypage

twitter@broads_way

instagram @thebroadsway_

ME

twitter@groovy_podcast

www.groovypodcast.com

Anne....coming to a protest near you

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The Broads welcomed the gorgeous freelance writer Carita Rizzo. Michelle first spotted Carita after reading her article on being the other woman. She related big time so we asked Carita to come in to discuss her article and much more. Carita is living in Paris and she sounded like she's in the same room. We talked about her article, taking off socks, divorce, bad choices we all made and why we think we made them, fear of commitment, living the fantasy versus reality. Is it better (and safer) to have someone love you more then you love them and much more..  Carita was open and fun and we'd have loved to be sipping Bordeaux with her at an outdoor cafe in France..We will be having Carita back on show to talk about book she is writing about life after divorce. It will be a very compelling read..

Carita's article
https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-i-was-the-other-woman-and-i-got-the-wak/f-fd7954b79c%2Flatimes.com

You can follow Carita on instagram and twitter

@caritarizzo

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Michelle
www.theponderingnook.com

Grace
www.groovypodcast.com
I have not posted a new show in a while because there has been no new show. We are going through a name change, new studio and prepping for it all. I promise it will be a fun show. We will be taping our first show on September 25th and have a very fun guest scheduled. There will be a new website and facebook page as well. I'll keep you posted..

We thank Carita Rizzo for coming on the show and being so honest. We loved her! So sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or if its the cocktail hour a yummy glass of Bordeaux..

Most of all we thank our listeners. We love you all! Keep on listening for more honest chatting.

Michelle and Grace
​xoxoxo

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We welcomed the lovely Marcella Raymond to our show last week. Marcella is a field reporter for WGN in Chicago.  Marcella posted a letter telling her she is too fat that she got from an anonymous "concerned"viewer on her Facebook page and it went viral. She talks about what its like to have so much attention on her, how she felt when it goes away, what its like being a field reporter. We even got an exclusive scoop due to the opening disappearing. Marcella was kind enough to do another opening and she told us she got a SECOND page!!  Wait till you hear what "Concerned Viewer"  added..Michelle thought perhaps it was an aspiring personal trainer. WE find out what profession this concerned viewer allegedly is in.. Marcella was open, funny and endearing. She is welcome back anytime. WE LOVED HER!! So will you. She also talks about her new book which sounds like it should be juicy read.. She will be on again to talk about her book. 

Thanks so much Marcella. You are smart, fun, and a great guest!!

You can see Marcella on WGN in Chicago. Follow her on facebook

www.facebook.com/Marcellaraymond.

Michelle
www.theponderingnook.com

us
www.facebook.com/thebroadswaypage
www.thebroadsway.org

instagram
thebroadsway_

twitter
@broads_way

My other podcast will be starting up soon. in the meantime check out some old shows at www.groovypodcast.com

Thanks again Marcella. Most of all thanks to our listeners. We love ya!!

 

Michelle and Grace
xoxoxo

 

 

 

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Michelle and I had planned to do an end of summer show. Adios, Ciao, See ya later Summer. WE ended up doing this show literally after a ten minute lets do it. 

Michelle forgot she saw her parents for a week in Canada, She also strolled naked on a beach..JK..She strolled sans beach rap. Own your body! She was on the home front busy with her stepson and daughter Natasha and helping with the family company. She also nearly had heat stoke because she has no AC. Ugh  Also our writing vixen, just kept on writing.  She is my kinda Wonder Woman and definitely not a wimp. All this in a heat wave with NO AC!!

My fave thing was going on retreat with my sister. The Brother (Kind of like a monk) that gave 5 lessons was nice but bloviated to much for me. I met so many lovely women, and some were nuns that are just women too. I talk my usual talk and my sister would kick me if she thought I was out of place, I gather she thought i was too honest for their holy nun ears. My thing is Nuns are people too so I talk to them like people. I still have the bruises. My sister then discusses with group how if she was alone with Donald Trump she wants to beat him up..I didn't kick her leg. I found out The Brother believed  ALL men and woman should be married to God, hence his lovely wedding band. God sure is married to  a lot of peeps. My end of retreat was nice because we met my other sister and chowed down and drank wine. Nothing like kicking back with my big sisters. 

We talked Louise Linton, elitist spoiled brat wife of Steve Gnuchin and her let them eat cake Instagram post. She named all the designers and basically played the I'm so rich and you're not game. They flew to Fort Knox And stood on Roof watching Eclipse. What an entitled thing to do.  What do you wanna bet they were sipping champagne? You should check out her acting reel. Meryl Streep does not have to watch her back. 

Game of Thrones. Michelle told me I did not HAVe To watch it. Really. HA..At the end I heard Michelle talking to someone that I did not hear. Boo! It was random computer lady. Plus more that I forgot. I think it was a ghost in the computer. Why Not??

We laughed, we danced, we had tea, we pondered. WE practiced our mashed potato..WE braided each others hair. Its a fast and easy listen. 

Thanks to My Belle for being the best co host ever.
And mostly Thanks to our listeners. keep hanging in., Who loves ya baby. 

Michelle
www.theponderingnook.com
Us
www.thebroadsway.org
www.facebook.com/thebroadswaypage

My other podcast will be back in two weeks. I'll let you know

Michelle and Grace
xoxo

PS
I'm trying to get the shows closer to the words, I'll get it dammit. 

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Our Second Show Of Season 2 was a lot of fun. We had activist and healer Angie Love (how I love that Love) Ward on and we discussed her group of activists she meets with once a month, her kids, her marriages, her absolutely beautiful curly hair, health care, marriage, having SIX kids, divorce and all those lovely things, Then switched gears talking would we ever want a big old Kardashian butt. Michelle pondered if butt would have cellulite and lumps. I was happy I have a small booty and Angie was a ??? We talked women wearing pretend engagement and wedding rings at work to avoid sexual harassment and we all knew if someone is determined to be an oinker, wearing a ring doesnt matter. Moral Dilemma Question, Would We Tell Our Sister If The Fiancee she loved was cheating on her..We did have to ponder..

Thanks To Angie. It was her first podcast and she was fab. She had also just had surgery 2 days before. You can find her @angieloveward on twitter. 

Thanks to Michelle My Belle Love, love those loves, for being such a great broad and co host.

Most of all we thank our listeners. Hang in there, we have some great guests coming on..
Michelle and Grace
xoxo

www.thebroadsway.org
www.facebook.com/the broadswaypage
instagram@TheBroadsway
Twitter Broads_Way

Michelle
www.Theponderingnook.com

My other podcast will be starting up in September with some new voices, a new name and new website. I'll keep you posted. For past episodes
www.groovypodcast.com

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Michelles daughter and stepson are back in school so we were free to blab. I had my health issue to deal with. Now all seems full steam ahead for our show. 

We took off running with season 2 of the Broad's Way Podcast with our first guest, Kristie Overstreet, who is a clinical sexologist, licensed professional clinical counselor, certified Sex therapist, licensed mental health counselor, & board certified transgender care therapist among many other things. We asked is it ever too early to let your child become their true sex wrapped in the wrong body. She helps medical people on how to treat a transgender patient. Number 1 being respectfully. We also talk her books. We love the name "FIX YOURSELF FIRST" Its been said by many and known by many yet still women AND men don't do that. To get the love you want and deserve you must value who you are as a person. We also talked about cheaters and is there a certain pattern to look for.  Alternate lifestyles and much more. We blabbed on and we have much more to talk to Dr Kristie about. She was a delight and we know you'll enjoy her.

Thanks so much to Dr Kristie Overstreet PHD
You can read more about her and see her on youtube here. I advise you to check her out. She's great
http://www.therapydepartment.com

http://www.therapydepartment.com/drkristieoverstreetblog

http://www.KristieOverstreet.com

https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UC4ZtcDbRNHzkEdYatglZK_w/videos

Michelle
www.ponderingnook.com

 Visit our twitter
@Broads_Way
Our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/thebroadswaypage

My other podcast is on hiatus until September. We are updating equipment and getting the group ready to roll.

It will now be called In Your Face
Also on twitter

Broadway podcast can be found on iTunes.

Mostly we want to thank our faithful listeners. WE love YOUSE ALL !!!!  Stay tuned. 

Michelle and Grace
​xoxo 

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We had fun even though it was very early morning for our Michelle. She got up at 5 AM to do show, once again with her sultry vixen voice. I had been up since 5 EST so had 3 hours waking time on her. No sultry vixen voice from me. WE talked about lots of things. Are plus sized models unhealthy images as much as the ultra skinny models? Men sending shots of their erect penises to women they barely know. What do they think we would do?? The Donald and his latest news. It changes so fast we hit on things from just two weeks ago and his most recent tweets threatening Nuclear War with North Korea. Michelles anger at Disney removing their content from netflix and starting new channel. Her Grimms Fairy Tale of Shot versus Magic Mountain and much more!

Thanks to my partner in crime for being an early bird. Most thanks go to our listeners. Thanks for hanging in. Next week we start having wonderful, insightful guests again. Please keep listening. You can also follow us on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/thebroadswaypage

Check out Michelles fabulous Blog
www.theponderingnook.com
She is a wonderful writer on any subject you can imagine. She is a contributor to Huffing post and many other online mags

twitter.com/Broads_Way

My other podcast page. We have not done a show in a while but will start again faithfully in September. We are making some changes. Stay tuned
www.groovypodcast.com
www.podbean.com/groovy podcast

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