Aug 8, 2019
The Red Room has new air conditioning and WDEK is soaking it up. Christian and his washcloth went to a nude beach. Shonali is feeling like a real New Yorker. Their guests on July 30, 2019 are magician Greg Dubin - "The Great Dubini," Comedian Chelsea White and Musician Tash Neal.
Shonali thought Greg Dubin aka "The Great Dubini" was a comedian when she met him but found out he was much more than that - he's funny and he's also a professional magician! He does tricks for us at the top of his interview and even Shonali & Christian who are standing beside him can't figure them out. Greg started out doing magic as a kid, went to magic camp and stuck with it. Find out how he avoids feeling like a hack. Greg was born on the same day (not year) that Houdini arrived in America. Do you know what Houdini's real name is AND what Greg's worst line is during his magic routine? Go see Greg perform his one hour show at The Slipper Room on September 4th.
Shonali went to San Diego to visit a family immigrant shelter run by Jewish Family Services of San Diego. She was moved and saddened after hearing stories from families who have been in detention. She was also moved and inspired a week later in Atlanta when out of the blew she got to meet Rep. John Lewis. She pleads everyone to get involved and to react to injustice by calling it out which was requested by Rep. Lewis. In his words, we must "make good noise."
Christian and Shonali's second guest is a comedian, host, writer and producer Chelsea White She is wearing the loveliest jumpsuit and sandals. Chelsea hosts a podcast called "Ghosted" offering up stories of being ghosted and being a ghoster. She dated a self-titled "recovering sociopath" for a second. She also hosts Adulting, a web series show on Bravo which features Bravolebrities (first time we've heard of that term.) Chelsea shares a tip on how to break up with a toxic friend. She loves cats and has a web series show called Show Me Ur Kitty. She produced MTV's Girl Code. But Shonali's most excited about the fact that Chelsea met a superstar from the show Dateline at Crime Con. Who could that be? Look for Chelsea's Instagram Live talk show coming out in September called What A Delight with Chelsea White!
Shonali and Christian's last guest is phenomenal musician Tash Neal. Tash's parents are super talented. His mom is an opera singer who sings with the Philharmonic and his dad Michael Neal can play 27 instruments. Tash tries to keep up with them. He's performed with his band The London Souls for about 10 years and is now going by Tash Neal. Listen to Tash describe his favorite NYC public access show with THE guy with the record player and a single camera and let us know if you know THE guy! It sounds so good. We need him on this show. Tash knows Slash! Tash tells us about a horrible car accident he was in 7 years ago which caused him to be in a coma. He's lucky to be alive! We are lucky he's alive! Tash performs two songs, Isabel and Sweet Cup and boy is it SWEEET!!! Go see Tash perform at Pianos on August 29th.