We are excited about airing our TENTH episode! Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! And it’s only getting better! However, we know that we couldn’t have made it to “EP10” without the support, feedback, and encouragement of some of our amazing friends turned listeners! Thank You really isn’t a big enough word…but we hope it will suffice for now! We’re calling out Aimee, Alison, Tiffanie, Brandi, Layron, Phyllis, Kemba, Adam, Mary, Rosetta, Wesmo, Julianna, Lindsey, and Orie for being incredibly connected and in touch with us so far! We know there are so many others who are rooting for us and we love and thank you too! 

So what have we been up to since last week? Well, Irene took in the sights, sounds, and foods of Memphis, while Shells braved Spirit Airlines for the first time and enjoyed a whirlwind weekend in Atlanta.

There are only 2 points of business for Ellen this week. First, she’s moving her talents to the big screen by producing the adaptation of the novel “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik. Secondly, we still need your help to make the #IreneEllenDanceBattle happen. Irene has upped the ante by declaring that the dance battle will be to a MJ song. So, be sure to tweet & Facebook @TheEllenShow & @FSGPodcast and use #IreneEllenDanceBattle.

This week’s would you rather is fun (we think, lol). Would you rather “Hakuna Mata” or “YOLO” [as your life’s philosophy]. Let us know what you would choose! #FSGWYR

Here’s a few things to chat about around the water-cooler: A teenage pool party was ruined by an out-of-control, power hungry, pistol pulling police officer in McKinney, TX. Thankfully, there was video of the incident and no kids were seriously injured. “Officer” Michael Slager has been indicted on murder charges for the death of unarmed Walter Scott in April, and the Scott family will move forward with a wrongful death suit against the city of North Charleston. To further illustrate the magnitude of broken-ness in our justice system, Kalief Browder was sent to Riker’s Island for 3 years without a trial after being accused of stealing a backpack at the age of 16. The young man sadly committed suicide this past weekend, and it’s nearly impossible not to connect his wrongful imprisonment with his subsequent psychological and mental struggles that may have led to his death. The US government announced this week that there was a data breach (suspected to be orchestrated by the Chinese government) that impacted more than 4 million current and former government employees.

On a much lighter note, American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown. This is the first Triple Crown since 1978 and the jockey is the oldest and first Latino to win. Irene might not care about horse racing, but it is a current and historic event that might come up … at some point… maybe. Lastly, if Pandora, Spotify, and Tidal weren’t enough, Apple has decided to throw its iHat in the music streaming ring with the announcement of Apple Music.

After listening to a radio discussion on whether Hope Solo should be playing in the Women’s World Cup given her domestic violence incident last year, we wanted to talk about the presence and impact of reverse sexism. We also discuss our opinion about Jon Stewart’s response to the media reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair reveal in terms of being treated “like a woman”.

Irene let us know that June is Black Music Month and as a result, her Beats will be filled with throwback music. Today, it’s a R&B classic from the era of New Jack Swing. 

A thoughtful, kind, unsolicited gesture from a stranger to a little girl is at the heart of this week’s Eye Spy Inspiration!

Also, we’ll be introducing a new segment called “FSG Plug of the Week” where we highlight different business and services. We have some amazing people in our circles who are doing some amazing things, and we just want to support and encourage their efforts and their dreams!

Until next week… Bye, PEOPLE! 🙂

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