Stop Touching People

2017-12-06

What’s up, Giggle Gang! We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving with loved ones.

Irene made it to Boston for QT with her little sis and squeezed in another memorable concert experience along the way. Shells earned another stripe for Family Roadtrippin’ and came back with a few questions.

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Then we catch up on a few things:

  • Glamour 2017 Women of the Year event and Solange’s beautiful speech;
  • Kathy Griffin is out here on a struggle mission looking for work;
  • We acknowledge the unbelievably horrific events occurring in Lybia;
  • Kim K had a baby shower and we’re conflicted;
  • Serena Williams is married now!;
  • Matt Later has joined the LONG list of high profile celebrities facing sexual assault accusations;
  • Cardi B is nominated for multiple Grammys…Irene needs clarity
  • Irene recaps the Soul Train Awards and Spike Lee’s Classic film-now Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have ItTy Dolla Sign makes it into Irene’s Beats and Shells is still high from ocean air and the sound of waves fuels this week’s Eye Spy Inspiration. See you next week-

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(Recorded 11/29/17)

 

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A Thankful 60 for 60

2017-11-22

What’s up, Giggle Gang! Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is practically here! So we’re giving you another episode to keep you entertained through the holiday!
This week, we’re talking about to comeback of University of Miami and Shells proves (yet again) that she’s on the Struggle Bus when it comes to sports.
We’re still confused about this battle between Taylor Swift and Kanye. The conspiracy theories continue to fly as her new album was released last week.
A Virginia woman rode her bike to the polls last week, was fired from her job, and increased her social currency…thanks to her middle finger!
The Ball boys are staying in the headlines and adding to their resumes. This week, we add International Petty Thief to Diangelo Ball’s list of intangibles. :\
Across the globe, Australia is making progress in marriage equality! An overwhelming YES vote to expanding the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. LOVE WINS!
Meek Mill is facing up to four years of prison time following a probation violation and we talk about the complexity of the situation and the system…
And to end on a good note, we’re shouting out Colin K. for being named Citizen of the Year and taking GQ’s cover this month. We’re tired of fighting about everything, so FSG is celebrating Colin having a story that is being told and being recognized for the challenges and triumphs this year.
Irene is getting ready to “stick and roll” through the holiday season with “Nice & Slow” in her Beats this week. Shell’s reminds us to embrace & love who and what we are, thanks to a quote from Gabrielle Union in this week’s Eye Spy Inspiration.
Y’all enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with good food, drinks, and moments with family and friends. We’ll see y’all next week! Peace!
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Irene & Shells
(Recorded 11/15/17)
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Somebody Come Get Chrisette and Cryrese

2017-11-13

Giggle Gang!! Your girls, Irene and Shells, are here with another week of For Shits & Giggles!! Let’s get started!

    • Here’s to hoping Massage Envy eventually learns a lesson in creating tranquility…
    • Omarosa pulled together 39 friends and photobombed the White House.
    • The Twitter-Verse smiled on us and the Good People rejoiced when the Trump account vanished for Eleven glorious minutes.
    • While the Trump indictments continued to move through process, #BlackGirlMagic, by the name of Debra A Robinson is holding the gavel.
    • Disgusting people (individually and systematically) still exist and the recent case of University of Hartford is one of the worst we’ve heard in a while.
    • Disney figured out a way to make Lion King even more magical… by sprinkling some Beyonce and Donald Glover (& others) over the upcoming live action iteration of the classic.
    • Chrisette Michelle seems to need a serious timeout, for self reflection and healing. As much we love her work, she’s spiraling and needs to step away from the mic… it is not her friend.
    • And then there is Tyrese *le sigh* Somebody close to him needs to give him a Coke and put him back on the bus.

We wrap this one up with a new one from Sam Smith and newcomer, YEBBA in Irene’s Beats; and a reminder to stand up for yourself as our Eye Spy inspiration.

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Irene & Shells

(Recorded November 8, 2017)

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Social Currency

2017-11-06

Giggle Gang! We’re here with a new episode of FSGPodcast.
This week, we’re covering a lot of ground… our 2017 Halloween experiences; Michael Moore’s Twitter read of Trump’s self proclaimed UN-presidentiality; and acknowledgement of the unfolding Mueller investigation of Trump-gate ; Wendy Williams’ live medical emergency and the social media response; the tragedy of the recent NY terror attack and these uncertain and scary times; the exciting 2017 World Series win by the Houston Astros; and another example of God’s grace as evidenced by Cardi B and Gucci Mane’s 2017 come-up.
We wrap this one up with the stripper leg inducing “No Limit” track in Irene Beat’s and an Eye Spy Inspiration that’s about embracing Fall and the change in time as a chance to let go and live.
That’s all for this week… but remember to Listen – Laugh – Share (and get your FSG shirt)!
Irene & Shells
(Recorded 11/1/17)
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Iyanla Ain’t Fixing Sh*t

2017-10-27

 

Giggle Gang! We’re back at it… with another episode of FSGPodast!

While we were away, Shells hosted another successful birthday celebration for Coley-Cole and got to spend some much needed QT with her mommy. Irene is out here living the dream during HBCU Homecoming Season – with personal appearances during the celebration of our Alma Mater, FAMU, and DC’s Howard University.

Would You Rather takes the usual turn for the stupid, but let us know your position (#FSGWYR).

Now, let’s jump right in! We’re talking about…

  • The insane claim from Kendu to get EVEN MORE spousal support from Mary J;
  • Justin Timberlake performing at the Super Bowl and the many ways it’s not a good look;
  • Trying to wrap our heads around the benefit (or risks) of including girls in the Boys Scouts;
  • Oprah popped up on 60 Minutes and delighted us with her journalistic skill and story of solitary confinement in our country’s prison system;
  • Then we debate whether Iyanla is really fixing lives or just outchea bullying people.

We wrap this one up with some Mary J Blige in Irene Beat’s and an Eye Spy Inspiration that’s about stripping away labels and embracing life for what it is.

That’s all for this week… but remember to Listen – Laugh – Share…and get your FSG Classic Tee!

Irene & Shells

(Recorded 10/25/17)

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Watch What You Say

2017-10-13

Giggle Gang!!! Irene has been on a world tour but we’re still getting another episode of FSG greatness in for ya!

Here we go…

  • Cam Newton put his foot in his mouth and started a national debate on using the word “female” when referring to women.
  • Bethany Frankel, widely known as one of the Housewives of New York & founder of Skinny Girl cocktails is putting her money where her heart is … and personally helping the people of Puerto Rico.
  • Black-ish remains one of the most relevant shows on TV, flawlessly educating and entertaining about real issues. This season has taken on both Juneteenth (by way of Columbus Day and Slavery) as well as postpartum depression.
  • Nelly has clearly made some unwise decisions… and consequently, is facing rape allegations. This is really less about Nelly than it is about supporting victims of sexual abuse.
  • Jemele Hill has been suspended by ESPN for what feels like “not shutting up when told to.” We discuss Jemele’s comments and the message ESPN is sending in its reaction.
  • BET’s Hip-Hop Awards took place in Miami this year and it was LIT!  Eminem’s cypher was way more than we (and probably anyone) expected. However, it also highlights an interesting intersection of vocal advocates of the struggles for black Americans…and the mixture of feelings and responses it stirs up.

In the spirit of the 305 and FAMU Homecoming 2017, Irene has a classic straight from the “crib” in her Beats this week!

That’s all for now, but we’ll back with more next week.

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Say Bless You!

2017-10-04

What’s Up, Giggle Gang!!  After a short break, we are back with another episode of FSGPodcast.

We recorded this show in our “Quiet Storm” voices, skipped over all the extra, and spent all of our time catching up on the big news from the last couple of weeks…

Irene sprinkled her “Cool” on LA and has a PSA for basic human interactions. Kevin Hart’s drama has us slightly annoyed and a bit jaded; Our hearts go out to the victims of the horrific Vegas shootings and the utter complacency of our country to address gun control; New Jersey Gov. Christie made an appropriate announcement (for once); the Kardashian are still Kardashianing (and Irene is still annoyed AF); Cardi B is making her place in history by reigning atop the music charts with her break out hit- Bodak Yellow; We honor Thurgood Marshall’s historical appointment to the Supreme Court; And the young Houston Texans QB, Deshaun Watson, is setting the example for philanthropy and kindness; and we’re embracing the onset of fall with one of our favorite TV shows: This is Us.

Y’all stay safe, prayed up, and cherish every moment of love and light and joy.

We’ll be back next week with more FSG!

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(Recorded October 2, 2017)

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Fascinating

2017-09-23

Good People, we are back with another FSG experience. We missed you all last week, but Shells was coping with the aftermath of Irma.
So, this week, we get caught up on a lot…. Sloane Stevens’ US Open win, the launch of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, Jemele Hill exercised her right to Free Speech, Beyoncé gives back to H-Town in a big way, and the we celebrate the success of Black Actors & Creators at the Emmys, including so many of our faves! Finally, we wrap things up with our reaction to the Insecure finale.
As usual, we close out today’s show with some “attitude” in Irene’s Beats and Shells leaves us with a beautiful quote about making your mark on the world.
That’s all for now! Y’all stay cool and we’ll be back soon with more FSG!
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(Recorded 9/20/17)
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Hurricanes For Errybody!!

2017-09-12

Hey, Good People! It’s a new week and a new episode of FSG! This week, we’re discussing Irene’s Made In America 2017 experience, the fallout over DACA, Keke Wyatt’s social media breakdown in the midst of her heartbreak; and the nerves and chaos caused by Hurricane Irma.
Irene’s feeling “High” in her Beats this week and Shells Eye Spy Inspiration is all about prioritizing sensitivity when standing in support of others and being present in each moment.
We’ll be back next week with more FSG!
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(Recorded 9/6/17)
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It Came Outta Nowhere

2017-09-02

Giggle Gang! We’re back at it! First and foremost, we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you can help in any way, FSG encourages you to support the victims of this natural disaster in the best way you can.
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This week, we discuss the controversy of Taylor Swift’s new music video, Remy Ma’s unfortunate moment at the VMAs, while Cardi B is outchea flourishing; We recap the hype of GoT and Insecure; and discuss the lack of response to Harvey from Houston Mega-Pastor, Joel Osteen. Then we wrap up the show with some music scales from BlackBear and Gucci Mane in Irene’s Beats and an Eye Spy Inspiration inspired by Issa Rae.
We’ll see y’all next week!
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(Recorded August 30, 2017)
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