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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Irene & Shell’s
(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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Irene & Shells
(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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Irene & Shells
(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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Irene & Shells
(Recorded August 30, 2017)
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Eclipses n’ Sh*t

2017-08-26

Giggle Gang!! What’s up, y’all!
This week, we’re discussing the emotional impact of Power, Shonda’s leaving ABC for Netflix, the dopeness that is BET’s Black Girls Rock, the continued success of our bestie and Youtube sensation- CeeDotCee, and the amazing experience of the Solar Eclipse 2017. Then we talk about the why people get married. Is it for love or a business transaction? We wrap this week up with a soulful vibe from Iman Omari in Irene’s Beats and Shells’ shares an Eye Spy Inspiration about believing in yourself more than your circumstances. We’ll be back next week with more!
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Irene & Shells
(recorded August 23, 2017)
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What’s Really Good?!

2017-08-20

What’s up, Giggle Gang! After a week off to manage life and a dope weekend in ATL with Friends of FAM, we’re back at it!
This week, we’re discussing a lot of real life trash: the horrific events in Charlottesville, piss-poor 45, the Usher STD fall out, and a special word for Kim K. And once we get done with that… we recap the overwhelming success of Be Out Day ATL 2017! It was an honor to partner with Friends of FAM and be in the spirit of FAMU for a weekend!
We’ll see ya’ll next week with more FSG!
Irene & Shells
(Recorded August 16, 2017)
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Summer Livin’

2017-08-04

What’s up, Giggle Gang!!
We’ve been away for a little while, but we’re back like we nevah left!
Shells was in Utah for the new gig…and Irene been out here handling gators in N.O.
Before we get into it, let’s consider this week’s #WYR question: would you rather give your bestie $500K, or keep $50K for yourself?? #SorryMichi let us know #FSGWYR
Then, we catch up on some things:
Irene’s come up on Jidenna; Beyonce expanding her portfolio  to include NBA ownership…”Hou.Ston Rockets!” *Bey voice* ; the dichotomy between Amazon’s “Black America” and HBO’s “Confederate” ; the foolishness that is the storyline of Power; the continued entertainment of Insecure; and we talk about the utterly despicable statements by Lil Duval on the Breakfast Club.
Then we wrap up the show with “Bodak Yellow” in Irene’s Beats and a message from a hummingbird as Shell’s Eye Spy Inspiration.
We’ll be back next week, but make sure you stop by www.FriendsofFam.com to donate to the scholarship fund and we’ll see y’all in ATL next week!
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Irene & Shells
(Recorded August 2, 2017)
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