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Episode #35: Shauna

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I got to talk to Dietgirl!

Fabulous Shauna Reid skypes with me to chat about her podcast ‘Two Fit Chicks And A Microphone‘, her book ‘The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl‘ and cozy life in Scotland. Not only a podcaster and fitness blogger, but also a fiction writer and avid reader, Shauna suggests ‘Cloudstreet‘ by Timothy Winton to add to our ever expanding reading list.  Jerilyn throws Joyce Carol Oates’ novel ‘Them‘ onto the reading list heap; when is there ever time to read all the good books we want to read? Shauna says an iPhone book app like ‘Stanza’ will help file down your book list, as it downloads books to you can read when you have a few moments waiting in line or whatnot. Really, I felt like I got whisked away on a mental micro-vacation  to Scotland during our chat,  I got the inside scoop on:



The Moors

That’s not all! We give a shout-out to Shauna’s podcasting partner Carla and her site MsFitOnline . Carla’s blog motto is “…because fitness isn’t about fitting in” – love that!

Shauna can be found at her blog The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl. Find the very active 2Fit Chicks listening community on their facebook fan page!

Episode #34

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Our great podcast The Because Show is back as Susan Wright returns for Episode #34. Ms.Susan has 3 week old baby Charlie in tow and Amy’s fabulous mom Evie joins in – it’s a multi-generational show this week!

Some books mentioned include:

Talking To Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield

Magic Kingdom For Sale by Terry Brooks

If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now by Sandra Tsing Loh

Notes On A Scandal: What Was She Thinking? by Zoe Heller

The Believers by Zoe Heller

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Trendspotting for this week: GREIGE.

Thank you to our listeners (old and new) for positive feedback and support – we luv your kind words! If you add us to your blogroll, be sure to let us know! Suggesting our show to a friend or two is very much appreciated, word-of-mouth is the best (cheapest?) way to grow our audience!

In The Raw

The Because Show is a weekly audio podcast by three woman in Los Angeles, Jerilyn Dever, Amy Forstadt and Susan Wright. Listen to the trials and tribulations, the joys and challenges with automatic weekly downloads when you subscribe on iTunes. Like your friends in real life, but funnier. Here is the most recent show, Episode #32 with guest Pilar Alessandra:

We’re excited to announce the next giveaway from Two Moms In The Raw! When I was waiting in line at my local Starbucks last week, I noticed a basket filled with a healthy-looking well-designed package of granola. Delightedm I bought a pack and munched on the sweet-but-not-too-sweet crunchiness while reading the back of the package. My interest was piqued when I discovered the company was called ‘Two Moms In The raw’ out of Bouler, Colorado. I love products that are a result of moms with a vision! Particularly if they are really yummy and healthy, to boot! The company motto is ‘Good For You, Good For The Planet and Kids Love It’. I mean, who doesn’t love that? Their snacks are organic and raw as well as 100% vegan with no refined sugars. There’s a story about how the company began, but we may save it to share with our listeners on the podcast – (stay subscribed!) Shari, the founder/owner, has fabulously agreed to provide a Two Moms In The Raw Surprise Gift Basket of their products to one winner of an upcoming Because Show giveaway. We will be posting details on how to enter Oct.1st.

Episode #33: Pilar

Wonderful Pilar Alessandra, screenwriting consultant, joins us to talk about her new book The Coffee Break Screenwiter. You can listen to the show here, or subscribe on iTunes for automatic downloads.

Pilar’s techniques can be applied not only to writing a screenplay but also to tackling any creative project. She shares some insight on the creative process and getting the words ‘on the page’. Which is also the name of her awesome podcast! We also discuss a smattering of fave tv shows including Breaking Bad, Deadwood and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. If you haven’t watched these, find time to watch them! Also, keep your eyes peeled for the retelling of Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet on HBO. Mildred Pierce was selected several weeks ago as one of book recommendations! Need some ‘time saving tips for a busy person’ ? We have a few, direct from Real Simple magazine. Jerilyn relays a story of ‘random acts of kindness’ on Sunset Blvd. and Amy delights us with the saga of her husband’s fateful Yom Kippur. Like us? Take that extra step and suggest us to a friend. Don’t forget to become a fan on facebook to get in on the giveaways, including the giveaway of two copies of The Coffee Break Screenwriter!

More New Shows

Welcome! Come in, take a load off! Have a look around! Join us for a mid-week review of the new fall tv shows! The Because Show is primarily the best funny podcast on iTunes but also functions as a blog. My merciless opinions on The Event, The Increasingly Todd M. Decisions and Lonestar are chronicled here. So, enough about that, let’s get to some tube talk! If you want to hear last week podcast, you can find it here or subscribe in iTunes.

Running WildeSort of funny. The pilot felt a little desperate in it’s attempt to be different/zany. Like, no nuances. Rich spoiled guy vs. eco-conscious beauty. So, I get it. It’s cute. It’s a bit of a twist that it’s not an unrequited love scenario, not the usual “man always chasing-and-never-getting the girl” formula. Because the beauty is kind of into the rich guy and they have a history. Bob says he likes it and it’s funny. I will somewhat unemphatically agree.

Parenthood I’m glad the Braverman family of Berkeley is back. In fact, this may be my favorite show on tv. I still love Peter Krauss from his days on Six Feet Under, and the rest of the ensemble cast works so well together. The set design and overall production design is fabulous on this show, and they totally pull off excellent mise-en-scene. Two thumbs up for everyone involved in this show.

Raising Hope This is another show I actually like. The pilot was funny! It definitely has a My Name Is Earl feel to it, since it was created by the same guy. But it’s a little quirky, a little sardonic. Well-cast with the talented Martha Plimpton and awesome Cloris Leachman. This show is going to do well.
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