EP8: Smitten on the ‘Gram

We’re EIGHT episodes in and we, like little kids, are sooooo excited about it!! 🙂

What’s happening in our lives, you ask? Well…Irene is the proud new owner of a bike and plans to race her way through the DMV. Shell’s is looking forward to Memorial Day weekend with family and is oddly excited about an upcoming Color Vibe 5K.

Ellen is putting her thumbprint on yet another network: this time it’s HLN with her wildly popular and entertaining game Heads Up! That should be fun! Ellen is also starting a movement by encouraging viewers to #JustKeepDancing in the name of Pediatric Cancer Awareness. This gives Irene two very important reasons to dance, since the #IreneEllenDanceBattle continues to be our goal. Ellen’s also highlighting achievements around the world … like the US innovation of an OG breadstick sandwich! #YUM #CuttingEdge #TheAmericanWay

To relive the past or foresee the future, that is the question!!!  This week we’re discussing if we would rather have a time machine that only went forward in time or back in time. This one get’s a little heavier than usual…but it’s a good one. Let us know what you would rather. #WYRFSG @FSGPodcast

There’s a lot of entertainment stuff happening around our watercooler. Here it is: The Billboard Awards were sponsored by C.Breezy’s red suit and black hair, Taylor Swift’s pantsuit and journey to womanhood, and Kanye *insert ball of light and moments of silence*. Jay-Z’s B-side concert was semi-exclusive to Tidal subscribers and the reunion of Roc-a-fella was…interesting. Janet Jackson is finally returning to the music scene and it’s amazing news, as far as Irene is concerned. Killer Mike made an impressive and informative appearance (not performance) on Bill Maher. Rest in Peace to BB King, who passed away at 89 years old.  And after 8 years, the Mad Men series is over.

Tyrese posted a very public expression of admiration for Janelle Monae, and we Talk About It! Irene finds it creepy… Shells isn’t that put off by it. We want to know what you think… Is this a demonstration of chivalry or  is it going too far?

New artist, Tink, is in Irene’s Beats this week. This budding singer & rapper is produced by Timbaland and her first major single is a nod to Aalyiah’s One in a Million. In the spirit of time machines and public display of affection, Shell’s Eye Spy Inspiration is about staying connected or reconnecting to those you love. And a very special guest closes out our show this week! 🙂

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EP7: Not so Raven

We are here again! The most exciting things to happen in our lives since last week can be summed up in two words: Fitbit & Softball. Exciting, right? Indeed.

Ellen continues to bless the world with her kindness. Peck Elementary School was awarded an amazing amount of money, in addition to a very special gift given to their hard-working and optimistic principal. Irene is practicing for the #IreneEllenDanceBattle. When it happens (and it will happen), it’s going to be an epic meeting of 2 dance machines: @fsgpodcast and @theellenshow.

This week, our Would You Rather is a debate of public accommodations – restroom versus transportation. The co-hosts do not agree, but what would you do? Tweet us @fsgpodcast #FSGWYR

Your Watercooler News: First, there was the deadly Amtrak Train 188 derailment, then a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh 2 day later, Verizon is courting AOL, and Tom Brady was suspended & the Patriots fined for “Deflategate”. So there’s that.

Are there certain words or phrases that make you cringe? We talk about some things that we hate to hear and unfortunately that includes some of Raven-Symone’s recent comments.

The mysterious and very talented Sia is in Irene’s Beats this week, and Jane Fonda (who recently appeared on Ellen) is responsible for today’s Eye Spy inspiration.

Until next week, we want you to keep in touch, here’s how:

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Hope to hear from you soon!

-Irene & Shells

EP6: Say What?

Welcome back, good people!

We kick things off by catching up since our last show. In that time we’ve had Irene’s birthday and Shelley’s Mother’s Day celebrations.

Then there’s our boo, Ellen! In front of the camera, Ellen blessed a studio full of expectant moms with gifts galore! She also had a week filled with fun guests, including Kristen Wiig and Jamie Foxx. Behind the scenes, Ellen’s all about the kids and it shows. She’s working on a new clothing line, GapKids x ED, and a children’s variety show with Steve Harvey, “Little Big Shots”. Both projects are coming this summer. Annnndddddd…. the mission to make the dance battle  happen continues. #IreneEllenDanceBattle @fsgpodcast @theellenshow

We talk about superpowers for Would You Rather… the power to fly or to become invisible. Which would you rather?

Do you need something to chat about around the water cooler? Try this: MayPac: the fight of the century…or was it? President Obama announced the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. Wells Fargo is stealing your hard earned money. Apparently, “all the black people” are leaving a graduation in Lilburn, GA and that’s just an observation. Believe it or not, it is possible to have twins from 2 different fathers. And the candidate pool is filling up for the 2016 Presidential election.

So, have you ever sung a song even when you don’t know all of the words. Or worse, you’ve sung a song loud and wrong for the long time before you realized you were wrong… No? It’s just us? Oh, okay…well, we’ll talk about it.

We wrap the show up with an understated, but hugely talented songtress and musician in Irene’s Beats and Shelley’s encouragement give to others but never sacrifice yourself.

We’ll see you next week! Until then, let us know what you think about the show…

EP 5: Call Him “HER”

While we’ve been away… Thanks to Irene, we have an addition to the family (soooo excited!!!) and when is the last time you had to take a written driving exam?! Shells knows that they still happen.

Before we can get into new business, we have to clear up a couple of things from last week’s episode. As the old folks used to say, “Charge it to our heads and not our hearts”. 🙂

In the wonderful world of Ellen, congrats are in order for her outstanding wins in awards and the Matt Lauer prank wars. Irene is ready to up the ante in inviting Ellen to the battle dance. Help us make it happen! #IreneEllenDanceBattle @FSGPodcast @TheEllenShow

This week’s Would You Rather looks at perception and/or reality. Would you rather live a great life but people think your life sucks or live a horrible life but people think your life is amazing? Let us know what would you rather #WYRFSG.

Around the water cooler, we are talking about the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal and surrounding areas, Jay-Z is speaking up for Tidal, #BaltimoreUprising, and Mexico aired the #MayPac fight for free.

Speaking of perception and reality, we really talk about the exclusive 20/20 special with Bruce Jenner.  Some 17 million people tuned into this revealing conversation with Bruce and Diane Sawyer …how can we not talk about some of the highlights of the conversation and “HER”?!?!

What’s in Irene’s Beats this week?? Here’s a few hints: He’s Nigerian-American, he’s on Wonderland Records, and his sound is classic! In terms of inspiration, Shells encourages you remember that life is about more than just “gritting and bearing” it…enjoy it, you deserve it!

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