EP 5: Call Him “HER”

2015-05-04

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!

View Episode

EP4: Segways

2015-04-27

Irene had a weekend in NYC highlighted by Springcoming and meeting the awesome hosts of The Poplife Podcast (thepoplifepodcast.net). Meanwhile, Shelley is adjusting to her new Midwest, suburban life, is a bit intimidated by the city life and apparently needs to use Google Maps.

This week’s Would You Rather is about saying what’s on your mind or saying nothing at all. And for the very first time, the hosts disagree…FINALLY! What would you rather? Let us know #FSGWYR.

Ellen has some great people around her and we’ll talk about them too. This week, it’s the wonderful and unassuming production assistant, Ari. Then Ellen gives us an informative and entertaining explanation of the Women on 20s campaign (www.womenon20s.org). Check out her monologue for yourself, here. As usual, the mission continues … #IreneEllenDanceBattle. Stay focused.

What can you talk about at the Water Cooler this week? Pakistan airstrike, Loretta Lynch’s appointment makes history, there’s that #KylieJennerChallenge, Verizon’s build-your-own cable option, the Tidal struggle is real, and another tragedy with the death of Freddie Gray.

Let’s Talk About…OURSELVES!! It’s just a little chat about a few loves of our lives, just for shits and giggles.

There’s something a little ratchet in Irene’s Beats this week, and Shelley’s eye spy inspiration is dedicated to the amazing people doing amazing things, including our very own linesister, Lauren Grant (http://www.thegrantaccess.com).

View Episode

EP3: Liberty or Justice (ft. Phillip Agnew)

2015-04-16

In this episode, we address some real shit: the narrative about police brutality and shootings, and the growing list of black victims, including Walter Scott. Our Would You Rather question is appropriately about the fine line between liberty and justice.

We were joined by a very special guest, Phillip Agnew who is Mission Director of the Dream Defenders (http://www.dreamdefenders.org). It was important that we elevate the conversation beyond our raw emotions of anger, frustration, and helplessness, and Phillip did exactly that. We talk about the history of police violence, the systemic roots that support prejudice behavior and the devaluation of black and brown lives, and how conscience-ness, empathy, and contribution can shift the narrative and positively impact the cultural dynamic.

While we do address a very serious issue, there’s still some gigglin’ going on! In true FSG fashion, we give you your weekly update on Ellen and another plug for #IreneEllenDanceBattle! There’s a little update on the Water Cooler News regarding the APS Testing Scandal. No matter what’s going on, there’s always something playing in Irene’s Beats and this week it’s inspired by current events, and the quote for the really sums up the entire episode.

…and then there were 3, eps that is!

View Episode

EP2: Gold Grillz and Faux Locs

2015-04-15

Welcome back!!!! Just for Shits and Giggles, Shelley wants faux locs and Irene’s looking for custom gold orthodonics…six gold teeth to the bottom! #JudgeYaMama

Ellen’s nominated for 10 Day Time Emmy Awards. Of course she is- she’s Ellen!!!!! And Irene is serious about this dance battle.

Water Cooler News…Tidal, Corrupt US Senators, and some other shit.

In this week’s edition of “Let’s Talk About It”, Irene and Shells discuss Iyanla’s “therapy session” with Karreuche Tran and we get into the underlying issues that many men and women deal in unhealthy relationships have to deal with…Karreuche, you are not alone. *MJ voice*.

Check out what’s in Irene’s Beats. And take in Shelley’s Eye Spy Inspiration. Oh, and of course, there’s a lot of random giggling going on.

View Episode

EP1: Hashtag FSG

2015-04-06

We’re here!!!! Welcome to the official FIRST episode of For Shits and Giggles…it’s a podcast!!! In this week’s episode, Irene and Shelley introduce you to the world of FSG: Seriously, why do we love Ellen Degeneres so much? Shells hits us with a little “would you rather?” to break the ice. We’ll give a little taste of what’s happening in the world- you know, so you can sound somewhat intelligent to your family, coworkers, and friends. We ask the question: what’s really good with social media and human being’s general social skills…or lack their of? We HAVE to touch on #TweetLikeDameDash. Oh Damon…smh. And Irene shares with us what’s she’s listening this week. We hope you enjoy it! @fsgpodcast

View Episode
  • Welcome to the For Shits & Giggles Podcast!

    Welcome to FSGPodcast!!!

  • Archive

  • FSG on Facebook

    6 days ago

    FSGPodcast

    🚨New episode alert!!🚨 "TMC"

    What’s poppin’ good people?! This week I’m keeping it short because I’m preparing for @hbcuspringcoming! So let’s get right to it- First and foremost, RIP to #NipeyHussle. The world is forever changed because of you. It is my hope that we all work to be our best selves and do good in our communities. The Marathon Continues! 💙🏁

    In other pop culture news: the #Neverland doc is cancelled- y’all gon’ leave #MJ alone! #ChristopherDarden is still being a loser; #TigerWoods is winning and some Black folks are cheering, and I’m confused 🤔; #ReggieBush got the game fucked up; #NotreDame burned down and y’all I thought it was the school 🤦🏾‍♀️; and I’m outchea running my marathon-guest lecturing classes! All this and more!
    Listen•Laugh•Share #Podcast #PodsInColor #BlackPodcast #LiveAlotFSG

    podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fsg-podcast/id982619403?i=1000435363265
    ...

    View on Facebook

    2 months ago

    FSGPodcast

    🚨New Episode of FSG!! 🚨"Everybody's a Thotiana"

    #GiggleGang! I’m back after a much needed break, and we have so much to catch up on!
    After spending some r&r in #Hawaii, I’m ready to get back to giggling and talking shit with my people! This week, I share some thoughts on Cape Toad ass #AmandaSeales (S/o to The Root!), my new play cousin- #JordynWoods, #Jussie’s legal woes, #RKelly and #GayleKing break the internet, #MichaelJackson is back in the news, #2Chainz and #Solange drop albums, and so much more!

    Listen•Laugh•Share **Episode link in the comments** #Podcast #PodsInColor #BlackPodcast #iTunes #GooglePlay #Stitcher
    ...

    View on Facebook

    3 months ago

    FSGPodcast

    🚨New Episode Alert!! "At Cousins feat PopLifePodcast"🚨 #GiggleGang! I got my play cousins with me this week- the hosts of ThePopLife Podcast- Naima, Shawn, and Jeff! This truly was a black ass conversation. 😂

    We chopped it up about the wackness of the #SuperBowl (🗣"ATL hoe!"), #KamalaHarris and #CoryBooker’s bid for President, the fact that something about #JussieSmollett’s story ain’t quite curling over all the way, #21Savage, and so much more!

    **Episode link in the comments**

    Listen•Laugh•Share #Podcast #PodsInColor #BlackPodcast #iTunes #GooglePlay #Stitcher
    ...

    View on Facebook

    3 months ago

    FSGPodcast

    🗣New Episode Alert! "Try'na Find Our Way Ft. Phillip Agnew"

    Happy New Year #GiggleGang! It’s 2019 and ya girl’s getting right to it! My first guest of the year is none other than my good friend, @philofdreams! We chop it up about the #GovernmentShutdown, #SurvivingRKelly, trash ass #JohnGray, the hamburglar that is #Trump, and some other shit around the water cooler!
    Then we get into Phil’s moves since his departure from the @dreamdefendersaction and what he has lined up for the future.
    Oh, and I finally address him and his “issue” with my girl #Beyonce. **Don’t worry #BeyHive, I stood my ground!** And of course Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, @missymisdemeanorelliott is in my beats this week.
    All this and more! Listen•Laugh•Share #Podcast #BlackPodcast #PodsInColor
    ...

    View on Facebook

    4 months ago

    FSGPodcast

    #GiggleGang!! It’s the last episode of 2018 and whew, it’s been a ride! I kept this one short and sweet- reflected on what 2018 had to offer and the dopeness that’s in store for 2019.
    Special s/o to all the amazing guests that chopped it up with me over the last 12 months: @monascottyoung @herflyness2u @m.y.i.a.h @apuje @book_of_moses @dj_rtistic @naimagram @kg_phd @melnew16 @jrbland @iam_naderah @iamcastro @iamdevale and so many more!! Y'all really made this solo venture something spectacular!! To the Giggle Gang: Thanks for riding with me. Y'all have no idea what that support means to me!! Only other thing to do, is take it to the next level!

    Welp, I guess I'll see y'all in the future! ✌🏾Cheers to the new year! 18, out.
    #Podcasts #BlackPodcasts #PodsInColor #18Takes18...#18Took18

    Listen•Laugh•Share **Episode link in bio**
    ...

    View on Facebook