Aug 7, 2021
Congratulations to Justin the Intern and his fiancée Laura on the birth of their baby boy Zachary! While Justin is having a baby, Jason Lam takes over introduction honors. Within a month, tides have turned and Covid-19 (Delta variant) is back. The "normalcy" we discussed last month is no more. Shonali attended her first super spreader event and Christian has a new nickname "Big Man!" Everyone PLEASUHHHHH get vaccinated!
We are excited to talk to Helen Nwosu! We met Helen at a mutual friend's dance birthday party just after we were fully vaccinated and thought we could be "normally" social again. We were taken by her energy, humor and intellect. Helen left a long standing career in fashion to start her own non-profit called Science Couture and it's "chief mission is to help consumers and fashion brands contribute to a more sustainable fashion system." We also discuss upstate living; youth activism; The Olympics - sexist double standard fashion, the athlete's' stories which pull at your heartstrings, the metal scoreboard & nationalism. Most importantly Helen gives us a rundown what we can do as consumers to align with sustainability in fashion! Christian promises to break fashion rules & wear a white bikini after Labor Day. You heard it here first.
Christian comes to us from his mother's bedroom in Chicago. While he describes his time there, he gets shushed by his mom because he is LOUD!
We introduce our brand new segment Game Changers with a heavy metal jingle by Jason Lam.
Shonali, Jason & Christian share very personal stories involving each of them learning a small lesson which forever change their life. In this episode, we cover how to open a plastic bag in the produce department, how to get through YouTube videos more quickly, and how to use Google Maps while walking...DUH! Oooh, it's also noteworthy that the words "culottes" and "gauchos" are used on WDEK for the first time in this episode. Special shout out to the U.S. Capitol Police who offered devastating and compelling testimony during the House Investigation Hearing on the Jan. 6 th Insurrection! They include Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, Officer Michael Fanone, Officer Daniel Hodges, and Capitol Police Pfc. Harry Dunn.
Surprise guest Justin The Intern stops by Shonali's WDEK studio (her apartment) to take a shower as his baby was born (the day before) in the hospital across the street and he has not left his wife's side which is the right thing to do. Notice here how Justin's baby's hair is exactly like his (courtesy of Jason Lam.)
Special note - Christian only got shushed twice by his mother during the show, or was it three times? Christian let us know.