Sep 5, 2020
Pandemic times are still something that we are still getting used to. Stay diligent everyone as the fall approaches us. Christian and Shonali appreciate each other a little more on this day. Christian learns an important lesson from Shonali. Shonali is thankful that Christian is honest with her. Did you know that bicycle theft and self haircuts are on the rise during a pandemic? Our guests are comedian & scientist Raj Sivaraman, and musician K. Michelle DuBois.
Our first guest is virologist (someone who studies viruses) and comedian Raj Sivaraman who recently moved from NYC to Arizona. Things are very different in Arizona. We discuss mixed messaged, the neck gator controversy, the coronavirus being like the Goldilocks scenario of virus scares, being from Kentucky, In and Out Burger and we quiz Raj on his knowledge of conspiracy theories. You will not find Raj Sivaraman doing virtual open mics BUT you should follow him on Twitter.
Shonali's husband - artist & mural painter Jasper Patch joins WDEK for the first time for Get It Off Your Chest! We cover mix-tape friend listening etiquette, call & response Zoom etiquette, Julia Louis Dreyfus as host of DNC, buyer's remorse for presidential candidacies AND the deli getting your order slightly wrong.
Our final guest is Shonali's longtime best childhood friend and longtime musical collaborator K. Michelle DuBois. Michelle comes to us from Atlanta, Georgia. It's a wonderful journey through the friendship of two childhood friends who discovered music together as little kids and who made their dreams become real life adventures as adults. Christian takes Michelle and Shonali through a photographic roller coaster ride from Baskin Robbins, to hip hop and ultimately to the rock and roll stage which they have never left. Christian quizzes Michelle on this journey and asks about her podcast Zen Noodle Pie. Laughter is a constant. Michelle has her upcoming (fourth) solo album coming out in early 2021 called "The Fever Returns." She performs a new song "Becoming Real" live on our show. Go to KMichelleDuBois.com to hear more of her fantastic music!