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!

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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.

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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

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