When you think about the iconic 80's movies, it's safe to say that MOST of the best 80's movies came out in 1984 and 1985. But this is too much for Dan and Larry to tackle alone so Mike the Voice Monkey joins the boys to try to make sense of these amazing movies from 1984 and 1985. And YES, we're all over the map on this one! Watch Our Recap Slideshow and Video Show Content at https://www.YouTube.com/poprockspodcast Our Facebook page @poprockspodcast Our Instagram is @poprockspodcast Our Email is email@example.com
Today on Sayin it Plain we are joined by Author of Black Birds in the Sky Brandy Colbert and Actor, Entertainer Kareem "Reemo Meerak" Tysonwww.sayinitplain.comFollow the ShowInstagram & Facebook @sayinitplainradioTwitter @sayinitplain***You can Join the Show Live Thursdays @ 2pm ET on Real 1100AM Atlanta***www.sayinitplain.com/listenlive
Whether they like it or not, the creatures just can't stop going back to high school. Here they face the terrors of the 1980s, possibly unintentional queer subtext and lots of musical numbers. They also talk the Hellraiser reboot and The Breakfast Club.
Today we celebrate emergency nurse's, curves and taking your parents to lunch! I Feel Good: 60 year old trucker gets married then wins $1M. What the heck is Squid Game (Netflix's biggest show launch ever)? Workers quit jobs at record rate *** KFIN BREAKFAST CLUB Powered By: Families Inc: *** Dr. Shane Speights - Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-STATE *** Matt Cavenaugh: The Link Theatre Company - Ragtime the Musical *** Hannah Caddy - City Youth Ministries *** Naomi Estella - Jonesboro HIspanic Center - Offering Free Covid and Flu vaccine *** Dr. Kevin Reed - Vetcare *** Jeff Moore- Jonesboro Animal Control - Shot Clinic
Kanesha Broadwater, Brittany Carney, and Von Decarlo visit Friends and talk Breast Cancer Awareness with host Marina Franklin Kanesha Broadwater, age 44, has been an oncology nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for 18 years. Her nursing skills, background in oncology and personal experience with breast cancer have given her a newfound path to help others understand the importance of early cancer screenings, even during a global pandemic. As a Black woman and a cancer survivor, Kanesha understands the health disparities facing her community and wants to bring visibility to women of color when it comes to health care. She has been working with an initiative Pfizer started called Get it Done, which encourages people to speak with their doctor about how to continue routine cancer screenings and follow-up appointments during the pandemic. Her 5 advice for anyone diagnosed with cancer is to go sites like GetCancerScreened.com or Get It Done, write a checklist of appointments and daily tasks or needs, rely on your support system- you'll need them, ask every question, and let your support system help you in the ways you really need Brittany Carney began her standup comedy in Washington, DC, and now lives in New York City, where she performs at venues like the Comedy Cellar She's experienced in the festival circuit with appearances at Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest, New York Comedy Festival, Kennedy Center REACH Opening Festival, and many more. Check out her debut comedy set on Comedy Central this year! Von Decarlo is a New York based stand up comedian with global ad campaigns, and national commercials for Disney, GNC, Match, and Carnival Cruise Lines. She performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival for Kevin Hart's LOL Network, as well as, the Lil' Rel and Friends show, and has been a featured comedian on HBO's innovative talk show Pause with Sam Jay, Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks on Tru TV and HBO Max, CNN's talking head year end wrap up special, BuzzFeed, The Jerry O Show on FOX, Fox Soul, The Breakfast Club, and more. In addition to hosting The Power Hour and The Godfrey Complex on Sirius XM‘s Urban View, she was also the first woman, and first comedian, to host her own show on the SiriusXM NBA channel. Von Decarlo is the Executive Producer of the Patrice O'Neal documentary, Killing Is Easy, on Comedy Central, and the producer of three posthumous comedy albums Mr. P, Unreleased, and The Lost Files. Her debut comedy album, A Draggable Offense, is available on all major platforms, and can be heard on the She So Funny and Laugh Out Loud radio stations on Sirius XM. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf
Daniel Kumapayi doesn't just want to create pathways toward his own artistic success - he's founded an organization called Àkójọpọ̀, which was built to support musicians in Nigeria who, despite lacking essential resources, are still committed to their own artistic successes. He chats with Garrett about the challenges of international arts philanthropy, the ways that people can support Àkójọpọ̀, and a little about his favorite (and not-so-favorite) Nigerian foods. Scott highlights the many sounds of music created by Indigenous artists, Garrett celebrates a fashion shift in orchestral performance spaces, and more. The guys close with a discussion on gun violence, the over-commodification of cannabis, and the problem of a continue reverence of Christopher Columbus. Playlist: Percy Grainger - "Colonial Song" (perf. UMich Symphony Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBI6rdETsk) Ludwig van Beethoven - "Scherzo" from Symphony No. 9 perf. London Symphony Orchestra - "Paint It Black" J25 - "Land Back" John Murphy - "In the House - In a Heartbeat" Louis Ballard - "Katcina Dances" Tiwa Savage - "Koroba" Àkójọpọ̀ Virtual Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJSh1BZ_pU More: Follow Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.instagram.com/akojopomf/ Support Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.akojopomf.com Downbeat (Common speaks to the Breakfast Club): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80sikOxvPs&t=18s A Composer Speaks Up In Defense of Bright Sheng: https://slippedisc.com/2021/10/a-composer-speaks-up-in-defence-of-bright-sheng/?fbclid=IwAR1pDQPMIZqFpmX7ddrRcpcehnVCdXsrEp7c6ZvHTYkvDJ_tnj7O8i_dIdw Orchestras Ditch the Tailcoats: https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/philadelphia-orchestra-fashion-white-tie-tails-20211006.html?fbclid=IwAR3wdIJhIXuA1unxouZ96VS9r3x0-4sPEK3ylK0YzzFLAHvLm9fWtrKNPwQ First Indigenous Woman To Judge Grammys: https://www.wpr.org/change-future-music-hip-hop-artist-first-indigenous-woman-judge-grammys Biden restores Utah's monuments: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/10/8/22716450/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-bidens-decision-on-utahs-monuments-public-lands-tourism-bears-ears
While it may not be our most important meal of the day, breakfast is possibly our favorite, especially if it's made up of these new items. We're flipping over pancakes from around the world, going nutty for some surprisingly perfect oatmeal, and egg-stactic for an eggless scramble. Plus, stay tuned for the end of this episode for an exciting update about our new format. Not on the menu, but certainly on our minds: the origin of donut holes, being a hoe fo' tofu, and discovering Julien, the best narrator ever.
Hey, Breakfast Club fans! Since you love this podcast, we think you might like this one as well. On Exactly Amara, reality star, model, singer and overall boss lady, Amara La Negra gets personal on just about everything! She discusses dating, sex, relationships, social media, plastic surgery, body positivity and everything in between! About this Episode: On her very first episode of Exactly Amara, Amara La Negra discusses the importance of representation, what it was like growing up and understanding her Afro Latinidad, and how she continues to advocate for Latinos. Amara, along with her co-host Stevey Newnez share their personal stories . They talk about the lack of Afro-Latino representation in the entertainment industry, and address the missed opportunity a film like In The Heights had to create roles and a true-to-life depiction of communities like Washington Heights. For more episodes go to: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-exactly-amara-84301498/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Today on Sayin it Plain we are joined by the star of VH1's Black Ink Crew Chicago Ryan Henry.www.sayinitplain.com Instagram & Facebook @sayinitplainradioTwitter @sayinitplain***You can Join the Show Live Thursdays @ 2pm ET on Real 1100AM Atlanta***www.sayinitplain.com/listenlive
Today on the show we had Kountry Wayne and Zaytoven stop by, where Kountry Wayne also brought out “drip” to the show, Zaytoven spoke about producer accolades and more. Also they go to Breakfast Club Court after Charlamagne gave “Donkey of the Day” to a Kansas woman who sued Geico after her date gave her an STD from hooking up in his car. Does Geico have some part in covering damages??? Let's discuss Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Welcome back to We Don't Care if You Cancel Us it's MellOnRoad, Big T and our guest KT. Listen as we discuss Future v.s. Rich Homie Quan, The Breakfast Club , my phone getting stolen and returned, the importance of locking your phone, and the difference between subconsciousness and consciousness. Have fun sit back and here us out. Thanks for watching.
Brandon believes the internet is taunting him. It's been 31 years since Garth Brooks "Friends in Low Places" went #1! Autistic child wanted friends for his birthday and Twitter made it happen! Today we celebrate noodles, walking to school and coaches! Family date night with Butch Jones @ Lost Pizza tonight (Live with the Red Wolves). *** KFIN Breakfast Club Powered By Families Inc Counseling Services: *** Dr. Shane Speights - Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-STATE (Arkansas COVID Update) *** Brent Waugh - John 3:16 Summer Jam 2021 *** Mark Zeilsdorf - Family Crisis Center (Purple Ribbon Challenge) *** Kila Owens - St. Bernards: Pink Warrior Walk *** Dr. Kevin Reed - Vetcare *** Mikel Wewers - Jonesboro Foundation of Arts.
Kicking off season 4, Saige shares more about who she is. She talks about Penn State and not liking the first semester of college, going from intern at The Breakfast Club to DJ Envy's assistant, her relationship with her family, being a personality on air at WBLI & how she networked to get the job. Follow Saige: https://www.instagram.com/saigejones/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/saigejonespodcast/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/c/SaigeJones
Lil Nas X was interviewed on The Breakfast Club radio show and was asked by DJ Envy if he felt that he should have some type of responsibility with his content, because kids are listening. Lil Nas X responded, "F*ck the kids." Nobody is saying a damn thing about him showing no regard for our children or communities, but I have something to say! Why isn't the black community or black media holding Lil Nas X accountable for saying, "F*ck the kids during his interview on The Breakfast Club. #thebreakfastclub #lilnasx #hiphop #kids #children #blackcommunity #blackpeople #love #rap #influence #inspiration #awareness #spotify #music #blackmale #blackmen #blackwomen #blackfamily #blackboys #blackgirls #boy #girl #blackman #blackwoman #radio #media #instagram #news #theblackmancan #averyspeaks #averywashington --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/authoraverywashington/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/authoraverywashington/support
Join us in the Lobby Bar for a drink a recommendation and this weeks box office results and new release updates! We messed up the Breakfast Club milk punch, but sometimes accidents are a good thing! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Today on Sayin it Plain we have a Double of Interviews with Special Guest New York Times Best Selling Author of the book Series The School for Good and Evil Soman Chianani and we a interview with Fitness Guru Lamar Dunn.www.sayinitplain.comInstagram & Facebook @sayinitplainradioTwitter @sayinitplain***You can Join the Show Live Thursdays @ 2pm ET on Real 1100AM Atlanta***www.sayinitplain.com/listenlive
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A whole Saturday in detention, facing who they are, and that everyone has struggles, no matter who they are. a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. This week we are diving into our last John Hughes classic, one at the top of a lot of people's favorites. Plus, we are diving headfirst into detention with 5 cocktails, one for each of our characters. Join us for teen angst, seeing eye to eye, sneaking out of the library, Simple Minds, a cocktail or 5, and a chat about The Breakfast Club. This week's cocktails come from ChilledMagazine.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We actually recorded this one live 'in studio' this week! Arloe and Alan joined as regular hosts, and Drew, Sarah, and Tim came on as special guests. Let's talk about Degrassi's rip-off of The Breakfast Club! We're available on all of the standard podcasting platforms and can also be streamed on Spotify. Please give us a follow on Twitter @NarbosPodcast or on Instagram @NarbosAndBroomheadsPodcast, and if you want to watch along, please send your comments to Narbosandbroomheads@gmail.com and we'll make sure to share them on future episodes. You can also join our Narbos And Broomheads Facebook group for information on live episodes being broadcast in the future. If you like the show, please shoot us a 5 star rating on iTunes, and tell all of your Degrassi loving friends!
The Breakfast Club features celebrity interviews, Charlamagne tha God's Donkey of the Day, Angela Yee's Rumor Reports, DJ Envy's mixes and so much more! Every guest visiting the world's most dangerous morning show is grilled with their signature blend of honesty and humor. The results are the best interviews to be found on radio. #BreakfastClub #LilTJay #Destined2Win Team UNPLUGGED.
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Bryan asks Krissy a very important question about the current state of affairs in the world: Why don't people wave any more when you let them cut in traffic?! Where is the decency!? Then the friends recall the time Bryan was asked to start an online streaming radio / TV station named SimcolFM by a man named Simon Guobadia. Simon has made news recently marrying then divorcing and then proposing to a different cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Porsha Williams. Bryan shares his experience dealing with this Nigerian Oil Man and shady ways....buckle up for the TRUE story of ScamcolFM!LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Or send a text or voicemail to 661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)DBSAlliance For Mental Health HelpMagic Spoon (Use Code TCB)FUM (Use Code TCB) Smokeless Pipe for Smoking SesationMEMPHO Music Fest (Oct 1st-3rd 2021)Castbox is the TCB partner for the Mempho Fest showsSubscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: 1-(661)-BEST-2-YO | (1-661-237-8296)
Today we celebrate the the first day of fall, elephants, girls night out and ice cream cones! Man proposes after his home burns down. McDonald's is phasing out plastic toys in happy meals. It's the KFIN Breakfast Club powered by Families Inc: Dr. Shane Speights - Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-STATE (COVID Update in Arkansas); Mitch Johnson- Northeast Arkansas District Fair; Lesli Baltz - USA Mullet Championships (Giving money back from foster care); Megan Brown- Hope Found: Date night with a purpose; Dr. Kevin Reed: Vetcare; Sarah Doss- Corn hole Tournament with First Commercial Bank
Twin Cities-based artist Pavielle French first joined Garrett and Scott in season one as her career was beginning to bloom. She returns to TRILLOQUY this week to talk about her new album, SOVEREIGN, which explores Black rejection of white supremacy, a renewed view of "classic" music and a message: "You cannot give me my rights". She also speaks with Garrett about her collaborations with local orchestras, and its context in the fight for racial equity in arts spaces. Scott highlights #GayCarmen, and Garrett addresses the rejection of a Jimi Hendrix composition from an English orchestral space. The guys close by affirming the humanity of Haitian immigrants and urging arts programmers to do what they can, artistically and otherwise. Playlist: Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1, finale (perf. Minnesota Orchestra, William Eddings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmPMItJZE4) Georges Bizet - Habanera from "Carmen" Howard Ashman/Alan Menken - "Poor Unfortunate Soul" (feat. Tituss Burgess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mz6tw5Zddg) Jimi Hendrix - "Little Wing" (perf. Nigel Kennedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpn-VSO94wE) Drake - "Summer Games" D.D. Dumbo - Improvisation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=qpb4zlpp9xw) PaviElle French - "RIGHTS" PaviElle French - "ANCESTORS SAID IT" Nobuo Uematsu - "Vamo' alla Flamenco" More: PaviElle French on Bandcamp: https://msfrench.bandcamp.com Downbeat (Lil Nas X speaks with The Breakfast Club): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac78kRM85xo St. Paul Brewery to Fund Music Education: https://www.startribune.com/st-paul-lowertown-brewery-will-fund-music-education-and-instruments-for-disadvantaged-youth/600098345/?fbclid=IwAR3sjMpXhsCPhnzRDVJ-2IqQXvW3uFXpbz6ON3Mw86QTPsjoWzNF4IeeUrg&refresh=true "Gender-bending" Carmen performance: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-carmen-chicago-opera-theater-gender-bending-20210916-5qzn3f2wcnfx3jivncxcraak5m-story.html?outputType=amp Nigel Kennedy Cancels Engagement Over Jimi Hendrix: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/20/violinist-nigel-kennedy-cancels-concert-after-classic-fm-stops-hendrix-tribute
When Angela is away Envy and Charlamagne finds ways to play! Moreover, they had some fun today and went with the already trending topic on social media Drake possibly being a bigger artist than Michael Jordan. It sounds ridiculous but trolling Uncle Charlamagne makes it fun? And just remember before there was Keke there was "Hee Hee". Speaking of Charlamagne he also gave well deserved "Donkey of the Day" to the border patrol in Texas for going back to slavery times, as they used whips on Haitian immigrants trying to cross the border. Next, they also opened up the phone lines for "Slander the Breakfast Club". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Calling all brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses, and criminals! Kenny Stach — the coolest high school upperclassmen the world has ever known — joins me in detention to discuss one of the absolute greatest high school films of all time, 1985's The Breakfast Club. From the teenage preoccupation with virginity, badass makeovers, and landing ourselves in detention, to olive loaf sandwiches, underage drinking (with rock star's sisters), and messing with the bull, Lori and Kenny break down the high highs and lowest lows of the complete high school experience. K.I.T. www.theuntitledgenxpodcast.com Instagram.com/theuntitledgenxpodcast Facebook.com/theuntitledgenxpodcast email@example.com
On this week's episode we welcome back our good friend, Denise R. Wolf MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC along with our brand new guest, author Lynn Langan. Alyssa, Denise, and Lynn are passionate about helping adolescents and use this episode to dive into the struggles and unique challenges facing our youth today. In Lynn Langan's brand new book, Duke & The Lonely Boy, she takes readers inside the world of our adolescents and emphasizes the importance of making kids feel seen and heard. Whether you are an adolescent, a young adult, a teacher, a therapist, or a parent, this discussion as well as Lynn's book will help you to better understand how to navigate the world of our adolescents. Light After Trauma Website Support the Podcast Purchase Lynn's Book Learn More About Denise Wolf Transcript: Alyssa Scolari [00:09]: Happy, happy Tuesday. Welcome back to another fun episode of Light After Trauma. It kind of feels like an oxymoron, doesn't it, to be like, "Oh yeah, this is another fun episode for a trauma-focused podcast," but I hope that if y'all have learned anything from me by now, it's that I think that the recovery process and the trauma process just isn't really possible without some humor. I am a really big fan of humor therapy, which is not officially a thing, but it's my thing because I believe if we don't laugh about some things, we'll cry about everything. We have with us two special guests today. One of them is a very familiar face on the podcast. We have got Denise Wolf back with us today, which is so exciting. She has done I believe two episodes already at this point, so this is her third episode on the podcast. We just need her to keep coming back because she's amazing. Denise has done some episodes. I think the one episode that she did with just me was on art therapy, and then the other one we did talking about law enforcement and the whole defunding the police versus backing the blue. So, definitely go and check out those episodes if you have not listened already, because Denise is really an incredible person and has a lot of awesome things to say. Plus, she's really funny as hell. I'm just going to reintroduce her in case she is new and you a new listener here on the podcast. Denise R. Wolf has so many letters after her last name, which just is a testament to how incredible she is. Denise R. Wolf is the Owner and Practitioner Therapist of Mangata Services as well as an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and Villanova Universities. Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Registered Board Certified and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. For over 20 years, Denise has been practicing as a therapist primarily treating adolescents and adults with histories of complex interpersonal trauma. She works as a consultant for many Philadelphia organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Museum, providing clinical supervision and programming related to trauma informed care. Denise has presented at city, state, national, and international conferences in the areas of trauma informed care, trauma and neuro biology, pedagogy, clinical supervision. She has several articles published in peer review journals, and has contributed chapters to Seminole texts in her clinical work. Actually as I was reading that, I think you might have even done... Actually, I think the episode where we talked about art therapy with Denise, I think that one was a two person episode as well. We just love doing two person episodes with Denise, because yes, I'm pretty sure we had somebody else on that podcast as well. Regardless, go check those episodes out because they're awesome. Then I also want to highlight our other very special guest today, who is Lynn Langan. Lynn is brand new to the podcast, but I am really excited to have her on because we are talking all about adolescents, teenagers, whatever word you might have for them. I'm sure that some people have some choice words for teenagers, but I happen to absolutely love working with teenagers. As you heard, Denise with teenagers, I work with teenagers and adolescents, and kids that are young adults. That's really my wheelhouse. Lynn Langan is an author who just had a book come out that we are really going to dive in today, because it's really all about kind of diving into the adolescent brain. Lynn lives in Pennsylvania, and her love for writing developed after she finally learned how to read in the fourth grade, after being diagnosed with a learning disability. She fell in love with the characters crafted by the wonderful Judy Blume, and found a great escape into the world of fiction where everything seemed to be possible from big problems to small. She went on to graduate from Kutztown University, with a BA in professional writing, and then spent three glorious years teaching at an at risk youth high school just outside of Philadelphia. There, she was inspired to write her young adult novel, which is After You Were Gone, which is available. Her newest book is called Duke and the Lonely Boy, and that came out in August. That is published by Black Rose Writing. We are here today to talk about it. I cannot wait. Hello, Denise, Lynn. Welcome. Lynn Langan [05:34]: Hello. Denise Wolf [05:34]: Hello. Lynn Langan [05:35]: Thanks for having us. Alyssa Scolari [05:37]: I'm so happy you're here. I have to admit, I feel like I'm missing the party over there because you're both together recording this. I'm like I should be there. I should be over there with a glass of wine or something. Lynn Langan [05:49]: Absolutely. Denise Wolf [05:51]: [crosstalk 00:05:51]. Alyssa Scolari [05:54]: I'm so glad you both are here. As I was telling the listeners, Denise, one of the many things that I think are just incredible about you is your versatility and your ability to just kick absolute ass in so many different realms in the mental health field, and I love it. We've gone in depth about art therapy. We've gone in depth about the legal system. And now here we are today turning it to adolescence, which is a topic we could talk about forever, and something that I think all three of us are very passionate about. Thanks for coming back again. Denise Wolf [06:34]: Thanks so much for having me again. Alyssa Scolari [06:37]: Of course. It's such a pleasure. Lynn, it is such a pleasure to meet you. Talk to me about your journey to becoming a writer, because if I understand correctly, this isn't is your first book. You've had a book out before? Lynn Langan [06:55]: That is correct. Not published though. It's been for sale, but this is the first book that was sold for me. I went to college for writing, and then when you get out of college that's not really how you're going to make money apparently. I was doing newspapers and short story stuff, so probably when I was around 27 I was like, "You know what, I really want to write a book. I want to do this." So I spent a lot of time digging in and learning how to do this actually, because college can only teach you so much. But when you get out into the real world, you have to continue practicing and learning, and growing in your field of whatever you're doing. SCBWI conferences, which is just a whole chapter of adolescent writers from probably picture books all the way up to 18 years old, so it's a whole bunch of authors. They're getting together and to these conferences, and learning, and figuring out how to write an entire book, and query it, and all the steps that go along with it. It's been an incredibly long and hard journey, but worth it. Definitely worth it. Alyssa Scolari [08:12]: Yeah, I think that's very important that you said that because the life of a writer is not an easy one. Lynn Langan [08:18]: No. No, it's not. Alyssa Scolari [08:21]: I think it's really important to shed light on that because I think a lot of people have an idea of what it looks like. "I want to be a writer. I want to be a writer," but then putting that into practice, in theory it seems like a life of luxury. I write whenever I want. I sip my coffee. Pinky up. As I type of the computer while the birds are chirping outside. It's like [crosstalk 00:08:46]- Lynn Langan [08:45]: No. And the words are so easy. They're right there and I'm just plucking them out of the air. That is absolutely not the case. It's a lot of discipline because you work a full-time job. There's no one yelling at you to go to the computer to write this book. The future is unknown if it ever see the light of day. That's kind of where I grew my peace from, was that I'm doing this thing because this thing, this art, is what makes me me. It's my joy and my happiness, even there's struggle along the way. If I wasn't doing it, then I don't think I'd be complete. It is a lot of discipline. It's a lot of just sitting down and looking at the blank computer screen back at me like, "Come on. Put some words down." Alyssa Scolari [09:33]: Any second now. Lynn Langan [09:34]: Any second now, this big idea's going to come to me. That's not true. Alyssa Scolari [09:39]: It's so tough. It's so tough. Lynn Langan [09:42]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [09:43]: My next question, and this is a question I have for both of you, tell me why the love for adolescence, because all three of us share a big passion for the kiddos in this world. Why? It doesn't matter whoever can go first, but I'm very curious as to well adolescents are such a passion. At least in my experience, I always knew that I wanted to work with kids. Everybody would tell me, even my professors in college would be like, "No, you don't. No, you don't. No, you don't." In grad school, "What do you want to do?" "I want to work with kids." "No, you don't." Everybody kept trying to talk me out of working with kids. It's very unpopular. So tell me for each of you why it's so important to you. Denise Wolf [10:32]: I'll start. Part of it too, Alyssa, like I was told the same thing, "You don't want to do that." Tell me I don't want something or I can't do something, and I am going to do it 1,000% times over and everything on fire in my path. Alyssa Scolari [10:48]: Yes. Yes. Denise Wolf [10:48]: That's part of it, but it's also a connection to adolescence and that inner 15 year old kid that still lives in my heart that says, "Fuck you. I can do this. Get out of my way." That's part of it, I'm oppositional, and that connects with adolescence. Part of it is that I had a troubled adolescence, you could say. I'll stop there. Some of it I feel like is not quite payback. I don't have the right word, but making repairs for some of the errors that I made along the way. Part of it is because I can. Because I can and because a lot of people can or don't want to. I guess there's a fourth part that adolescents are so exciting from a neuro developmental perspective. It is like the Fourth of July in their brains. It was such a great time of change and shifting, and possibilities. Lynn Langan [11:46]: Discovery. Denise Wolf [11:46]: And discovery, yeah. It's really exciting. For all of those reasons. Lynn Langan [11:53]: Yeah, and I would go into that also for all those things, and say that I want to be an advocate because I remember my youth not being taken seriously because we're young, and our voices don't matter. That's not true. We are young... Well, we are not now, but we were young and they are young, and they see things and make connections in ways that if you stop and listen to them it makes sense. We're missing some of that youthful view in the way they see the world. As we get older, I think we get more narrow in our views and also take less chances where when you're young you kind of live and learn by your mistakes. I want them to know that that's okay. It's exactly how you're supposed to learn. The adults that are walking around judging you or saying what you're doing is wrong or whatever, it's not. It's your time to grow into a person. I want to be there to foster that. Authentically, I want to make sure that's in my work that they have opinions that matter, and the way they see the world matters, and they have a place for that. Alyssa Scolari [13:06]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [13:06]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [13:07]: Absolutely. Have either of you seen the Twilight saga, the movies? Lynn Langan [13:13]: Yes. Denise Wolf [13:14]: Yes. [crosstalk 00:13:14]. Alyssa Scolari [13:15]: I guess let's take it to the fourth one, Breaking Dawn Part Two. Lynn Langan [13:21]: Oh, yeah. Oh yeah, part two. Alyssa Scolari [13:23]: I know, I'm going here, right? Lynn Langan [13:25]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [13:26]: Full disclosure, I just finished watching that series again last week so it's fresh on my mind. But, this is kind of how I see adolescents and this is what I love so much about them. Remember the part in Breaking Dawn Part Two where Bella becomes a vampire and everything in the world is new to her, and her senses are heightened, and she can smell things, and run at a pace she's never been able to run before, and her skin, she's in a different body, she has a thirst for things she never thirsted before. She just feels like all of these things, like sensory overload. I feel like that's what it can be like working with adolescents. The world is just new to them. They're in bodies that they're not super familiar with. Things are explosive and exciting. Lynn Langan [14:23]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [14:24]: I love it. I feel like that's what it's like to work with kids sometimes. That's what it's like to be an adolescent sometimes. Lynn Langan [14:31]: Absolutely. Denise Wolf [14:31]: Yep. Lynn Langan [14:32]: Yeah, you've got these thoughts and everything is brand new. Everything. Your world is so small. You don't realize how big the world is until you become an adult and you start living in it. The adolescent brain, the picture that they see is very tiny and then it makes the things that they're experiencing seem so heavy. That's another thing to work with the adolescents is cool, because you can be the person that says, "Calm down. You don't know what you're talking about." Or you could be the person that says, "Sit down. Let me talk to you. Let's talk about this. Let's have a real conversation about it." This isn't the end of the world. This is just the beginning. Denise Wolf [15:09]: Yep, and it feels gigantic and soul-crushing. Lynn Langan [15:13]: Right, because it is for you. Denise Wolf [15:14]: Right. Because your life is only yea long, and this is taking up such a big part of it. Lynn Langan [15:19]: Right, yeah. Denise Wolf [15:20]: Which is cool and exciting, and to be there and to validate it and celebrate it. Lynn Langan [15:24]: Right, absolutely. Alyssa Scolari [15:26]: Yeah, to validate it and to celebrate it, especially because so many kids get shut down. Denise Wolf [15:33]: Oh, gosh. Lynn Langan [15:33]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [15:35]: The amount of times... Like I was saying before we started recording, the amount of times that adults say to children, "You don't know how easy you have it. What do you know? You're just a kid." I'm like I actually think they know a lot more than we know as adults. Lynn Langan [15:57]: Yes, absolutely. Denise Wolf [15:59]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [16:00]: They're smart as hell. Lynn Langan [16:01]: They're smart, yes. And they just need a platform for themselves to be able to... That's what's so critical too, because if that age if you have that one adult that's shoving you down and you're influenced by that, your whole trajectory of your life could be changed just by some adult making some offhanded comment to you. I see that a lot. I think we see that a lot too, probably all three of us, because everybody works with kids, or has worked with the kids. You have one person that doesn't validate, and then you get in your head and you can't put it down. Alyssa Scolari [16:37]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [16:38]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [16:39]: Absolutely. I'm sure we've been those kids. I know I for sure was that kid who really felt like... I felt like as a kid I was always too much. My emotions were always too big for somebody. It was always like "Calm down. Stop crying. Why are you crying about this? You have to get over it. You have to move on with your life." I see kids in my office who come in with those same big emotions, and those same big feelings, and I think about how they suffer so much less simply because another adult is able to say, "Aw man, of course you feel that way." Lynn Langan [17:20]: Right. Alyssa Scolari [17:20]: It makes all the difference, doesn't it? Denise Wolf [17:23]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [17:23]: It really does. "I see you." That's what you're saying, "I see you. You exist. Everything you feel exists. It's real. It's here." Don't bury that down because it's making other people feel uncomfortable it. I think a lot of kids get their voice shut off because of that. No one's validating them or they can crawl inside their head and just be quiet. [crosstalk 00:17:45]- Alyssa Scolari [17:46]: 1,000%. [crosstalk 00:17:46] 1,000%. Lynn Langan [17:48]: Yeah, and it's sad. I don't want to see that for anybody. I think it's good to think of it in terms like that. It could just feel like you have a breakup with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Yes, as an adult you're like, "Get over it. You're going to get hurt 1,000 times." Well guess what, this is the first time I'm being hurt and everything you're saying to me is how I'm going to model my life from this point on. This is how I'm going to deal with things that come up in my life because you told me to calm down, or didn't see, or didn't hear me. I think that's good to give kids voices. Denise Wolf [18:23]: Yep. Alyssa Scolari [18:24]: Absolutely. It makes them feel human. I almost feel like we dehumanize kids, and we don't see them as having the same kind of complex feelings and emotions that adults have. There's always "I'm the adult and you're the kid. This doesn't concern you." It's like if we could shift that. Your kid is an independent human with independent thoughts and feelings, and viewpoints of the world. If we could shift from "You're just a kid. What the fuck do you know?" To "Hey, tell me how you view that," it would make such a big difference in the lives of adolescents I think. Lynn Langan [19:16]: Absolutely. When people say, "Oh, well you don't know how good you have it," I look at kids and I'm like, "Man, you don't know how bad you have it." Because you have to be plugged in to this social media, to this... You're always plugged in and you don't get a break from that ever. Ever. I look at my nieces and nephews and I'm just like, "What would it be like if you could just put that phone down?" I know you can't because you feel like you have to be involved in that, but it's just crazy. You don't ever have a safe spot. When we were kids, you can get away from school or all of that, and just go geek in your room and do whatever you want. But not these kids. They're just sitting there taking selfies 24/7 and feeling like they have to, and people are judging them for that, and they're not looking at what are the consequences of that? What does that really feel like to be plugged in 24/7 and never getting a break? Denise Wolf [20:13]: They don't know because they haven't had a different experience. Lynn Langan [20:15]: Right, yeah it's very disheartening when adults judge the kids. They're like, "Oh, you don't know what it's like. I walked up to school on a hill and back again on a hill." No, these kids are going through it. There's a lot of pressures on them. New things that they're coming against. There's just so much for them I feel. Denise Wolf [20:37]: Yep. I think part of the reason we collectively adopt, dismiss and minimize adolescents is because they don't want to remember their own eps because they're growing pains. Growing pains, they're emotional and physical. They shut them down, "Be quiet. Get over it. Calm down," like being on an airplane when there's a crying baby and somebody's like, "Shut that baby up." My response is, "Oh, you were born a full grown adult asshole? You were never a baby?" People want to forget or deny their adolescence. Lynn Langan [21:14]: Right, absolutely. Denise Wolf [21:16]: But we don't. That's why we're amazing. Lynn Langan [21:18]: Right. Alyssa Scolari [21:20]: No, that's right. That's why we're fucking amazing at what we do, because we understand the magic that lives in adolescence. I love it. I love it. Tell me, Lynn, where was the inspiration for this book? I'll let you answer that question before I drill you with five more questions. Lynn Langan [21:47]: The idea of we indirectly impact people versus directly impact people has always been fascinating to me, because Denise and I worked at Carson Valley Children's Aid, which is a residential facility for troubled youth. We had a lot of Philadelphian children who came out to our school that were bused in. Alyssa Scolari [22:08]: Is that how the two of you met? Lynn Langan [22:09]: Yes. Denise Wolf [22:10]: Yep. Alyssa Scolari [22:10]: That's awesome. Lynn Langan [22:12]: This one day the guidance counselor came out said, "Okay, I want you to give out a soft pretzel to a student that you think is deserving." We're teachers. We're like a million miles... You just take the ticket and you're like, okay whatever. So, I gave it to this student who was very short, very quiet, very closed off. She didn't like to talk at all. I walked up to her and I said, "Here you go." She started crying. I was like, "What's going on?" She was like, "I didn't think you knew who I was." I'm like, "I'm your teacher for a long time. Of course I know who you are." She was like, "I just didn't think you saw me." From that point on I was like, wow the littlest things that we do really do make a difference sometimes. You don't know. You don't know what that thing is going to be. Then that kind of just fascinated me like how many other things have I done to people that changed their perspective or vice versa. That whole seed was planted in me that I wanted to write this book where you think you know, but you don't know. You don't know what's going on in that person's life. What does that really look like, and how would that really spawn out into a novel? How could I get that across? That's kind of where I started playing with Duke and the Lonely Boy, because they both have these ideas about each other, but they don't really know each other at all. Alyssa Scolari [23:45]: Yeah. Yeah, it seems like... Again, I'm still reading this, but from all that I've gathered from the book so far, it seems like that is the moral... One of the many morals of the story is that you truly just don't know. What you did, is you magically crafted two characters who couldn't be further apart from one another. Without giving too much away, can you say a little bit more about who Duke and the Lonely Boy are? I just love their story right from the get go. Lynn Langan [24:19]: Yeah. It seems stereotypical, but it's not, I promise. Duke is the popular boy, and he's the All-Star football player, and he's got a very bright future ahead of him, but he's struggling in math. So, something very simple. The coach gets him this tutor, Tommy, who is just this outcast, but not in the stereotypical form. He's just quiet and nobody really knows his existence in this school or the story. They meet up and that's how the story begins, but it's told obviously through two perspectives. The first half of the book you're really getting Tommy's perspective as the little person and his story of what's going on. You're seeing him through Duke's eyes as a teenager. I think it's unpacking that for Tommy. Duke's got his own struggles going on, which Tommy kind of looks at like, "What's up? You can't do math, but you got everything else going for you." The story too jumps around in time, which kind of reminds me of therapy work, where it's not like you sit down with the client the first time and tell their entire history. You're working through their story kind of like event by event, and it's not sequential. So we as therapists have to be mindful that we don't make assumptions from go because I think for me one of the big takeaways is when you know, you know, and to remember that you don't. Duke and Tommy have these really complex stories, and have this sort of initial encounter where they think they know each other. Then throughout this jumping in time, back and forth in time and these crossovers of their interactions in their own personal stories, your perspective and understanding and empathy really shifts. Alyssa Scolari [26:18]: Yeah, absolutely. You know what also I love is that you're breaking this stereotype. If a high schooler were to pick up this book and read it, whether that high schooler is the football star in the school, the popular one, or more of the loner, you can still learn something. I love that this breaks the stereotype, because I think a lot of people feel like the kids who are loners are the only kids who have stuff going on. Like "Oh, they've got issues." I can't tell you how many times I have heard other kids be like, "Oh yeah, there's the loner. That's the kid that's going to shoot up the school," and say dumb shit like that that kids say. But you als don't know how much is going on behind the football stars, the basketball stars, the most popular girl. I like that you break that stereotype as well. Lynn Langan [27:24]: I wanted the reader to be able to identify with real characters. These are not those heavy issues in there, but with... I'm not sure if [inaudible 00:27:36] that for you is the right [inaudible 00:27:38]. I feel like the reader deserves that. Alyssa Scolari [27:42]: That it's like there are heavy issues in there. Lynn Langan [27:44]: Yeah, that there's heavy [crosstalk 00:27:45]. Alyssa Scolari [27:45]: Some of its tough. Lynn Langan [27:46]: Yeah, some of its tough, and it's real and maybe you could see yourself in some of these things. I like that Duke is the popular one, but he's growing so much in this story. He's trying to find his place. Just because you're popular doesn't mean you know your place. Duke constantly questions whether is this real, or if I don't keep doing things that these people are saying that I do then I'll lose everything. I do think that that's a struggle for the popular kids. If you could pick up that book as a popular kid and be like, "Yeah. Right, I have things too and I don't know what to do with these things. They're heavy and maybe I don't want to be in the box that I've suddenly found myself in. Maybe I want to go sit with the loner or the art students, or the music group," or whoever. High school is very segregated in where you're going to be, so it's nice for the popular kid to be able to pick up that book and say, "Yeah, I do have things and I don't necessarily know what the hell I'm doing. I don't have it all. I just appear to have it all." Sometimes our appearances really plays with your head. Denise Wolf [29:01]: In a lot of ways, Tommy has more resilience than Duke because Tommy's endured a lot and in some ways that's given him a lot of strength. Lynn Langan [29:12]: Yeah, but he doesn't know he has it. Denise Wolf [29:15]: Right. Lynn Langan [29:15]: Yeah, that's his journey, is that he is authentic to himself, but he doesn't know how to get that out to the world because he's just been shut down by his life situations. Denise Wolf [29:30]: I'm thinking about The Breakfast Club. I'm like is this a modern day Breakfast Club? You know in the end when I think Jeb Nelson's narrating, he's like "In each one of us there's a cheerleader [crosstalk 00:29:40]-" Lynn Langan [29:39]: Oh yeah. Denise Wolf [29:39]: "And the football player." Lynn Langan [29:42]: Right. Denise Wolf [29:43]: Right, and they're dealing with other characters in the book. You meet Charlie, and Lexie, and I'm thinking there's a little bit... It's not like, oh the popular kid's going to read this and identify with Duke. These characters are so well developed and complex. They really speak I think collectively of the adolescent experience. Lynn Langan [30:03]: Yeah, and sometimes I find I read young adult books and they bring up something that's heavy, and then they leave it. They just leave it there- Alyssa Scolari [30:14]: Skirted away, yeah. Lynn Langan [30:15]: It's like, actually that's not what the real emotion of that is. Don't just put it in there because it's heavy. Don't brush over that. We're also, as authors, I think we have a moral code that we should say we're not going to breeze over these emotions because it's not going to sell books or it's not Hollywood enough. No. I think that's what it is. We have the duty as these authors that are writing to these young children to really be their users into the world and validate their feelings that they're feeling, and not gloss over. I was reading a book recently and the main character was raped. Then we were done. I was like nothing- Denise Wolf [31:00]: [crosstalk 00:31:00] that's not how that goes. Lynn Langan [31:01]: That is absolutely not how that goes. Denise Wolf [31:03]: [crosstalk 00:31:03] like that. Lynn Langan [31:05]: Right, my fear is that the young girl who is reading that is like, "Well, I guess I gloss over that, this thing that happened to me. I guess I don't talk about it, or I don't have real feelings about it." Well, no. That's an injustice. Alyssa Scolari [31:22]: Yeah, and as you're both saying this, my adolescence is very much on the forefront of my brain just b because of all the inner child work that I've been doing recently. I have lots of memories from my adolescence, and I was in school. The time that I was in middle school, we didn't talk about this stuff. This really wasn't something that got talked about not even in the slightest. Even today, when it is getting talked about, it's usually not getting talked about correctly, or not handled well. So, we've got a long way to go, but that's a whole other podcast. I turned to books. I was such a reader, and I turned to all of these young adult novels. I remember... As you were saying that Lynn, I'm sitting here and the feeling that I used to feel as a 14 year old is coming back to me, where I was opening these books, these young adult novels, trying to find the darkest ones I could find. I need the darkest book that is in this section that somebody will let me take from this God forsaken school library. I would read it and look, and it would touch on something dark, and that to me would be what I needed to get into. I would be like, "Okay, we're talking about drugs here. We're talking about sexual abuse here." My 14 year old brain is like, "I need more of this. I need more of this. What do you mean you were raped? Are we ever going to talk about this?" No, we're just going to talk about how you got into a fight with your best friend now, and that's the plot. The rape is... So, I love that you're doing that because I agree, and I think that that is such a missing piece for so many young adult novels, is that for Hollywood purposes, for selling purposes, for stigma purposes, because we don't like to talk about these things, a lot of authors gloss over it. There's not many people who dig right into the core and look at all facets of it, because it's uncomfortable for folks. Lynn Langan [33:34]: Yep. Yeah, definitely. There's going to be times where the reader's going to be uncomfortable in Duke and the Lonely Boy, and that's appropriate. My only hope is that I did a good enough job that if it touches one kid's life, if it's a map for one kid's life, then I've done my job. That's kind of what my philosophy is on that. I want to be authentic and give you a real picture of what's going on. Alyssa Scolari [34:04]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [34:05]: Sometimes that's ugly. Alyssa Scolari [34:08]: Sometimes it's ugly, but that's what's so helpful. I know I shared this when we were going back and forth in emails, but for me the book that I was finally able to get my hands on that went into detail, this book it was called Almost Lost. It was the journey of a teenager's healing process and recovery from addiction, and it's the transcript of his therapy sessions were in the book. I read that book and I felt like I was home. Not only did I feel like that therapist in that book was speaking to me as a 14 year old, I was in the eighth grade when I read this book and did a book report on it, but in that moment that book told me this is what I need to do with the rest of my life. When you say "If this book can help one person," I guarantee it's going to help so many more than that because I see what a book did for me. It can change lives. Lynn Langan [35:09]: Right, absolutely. There's a theory I have to bring up here. Alyssa Scolari [35:12]: Please do. Please do. Denise Wolf [35:16]: A theory about why looking at art, why we have sort of these "oh my gosh" relief moments like you're say the art museum, or listening to a piece of well composed music or whatever it is. So, [inaudible 00:35:29] have this series born in psychology to arts that we take a well crafted piece of art, like [inaudible 00:35:36], but we take our defuse tensions and anxieties from our lives, the day, whatever it is, project it into the work of art or reading a book, and through resolution of the formal elements, story after story, our plot, characters, all that kind of stuff, we then experience a sense of our own relief or release of tension, cortisol, all that kind of stuff. I'm really connecting that to when story and your story, and my story of the dark, dark books that I dug out, or the banned books from the library [crosstalk 00:36:11]. Even if it wasn't directly my story to be able to be part of somebody else's that reflected a part of me, that's well crafted, we get a sense of relief and release. Lynn Langan [36:23]: Right, absolutely. Absolutely. Alyssa Scolari [36:26]: Yeah. I have never heard of that before, and that is fascinating. As you're sitting here, I'm such a dork, as you're sitting here saying that, I'm going "Oh shit, that's why I love Harry Potter so much. That's why I can't stop reading Harry Potter." Lynn Langan [36:46]: Yes. Denise Wolf [36:47]: Right, yeah. There's a part of us that we project into these works of art. Then through the character's resolution we experience a sense of our own. Does that mean it's going to fix your problems? No, that's not at all what I'm saying. Lynn Langan [36:59]: No. But sometimes, think we're all saying it too, it's nice to not feel alone. We're not alone and that. Even if it's not our story, if it's just something that's sort of singular or where we can insert ourself, even it's just a false victory because you read the character's victory, it does give you hope. Alyssa Scolari [37:21]: Yes. Lynn Langan [37:22]: And hope is all you really need at the end of the day, because if you feel that you have that, some kind of glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel per se, then you're going to chuck through to the end and find it for yourself. I think. Denise Wolf [37:22]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [37:38]: Yes. When you are dealing with the biology of an adolescent brain, and their emotional response center is on fire, and their prefrontal cortex, the place for rational thought is under-developed, hope can be a hard, hard thing to come by. Denise Wolf [38:06]: Very. Yeah, it's abstract. I think in adolescent, the top third of their brain is like under construction. Lynn Langan [38:13]: Right. Denise Wolf [38:14]: It's not even there. So, hope is [crosstalk 00:38:16] that belongs in that top third. So, you can talk about it, you have to feel about it. That's where art comes in, to create that- Lynn Langan [38:28]: Yeah, absolutely. Alyssa Scolari [38:31]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [38:33]: There were several scenes in this book that I wrote, and then I would walk away from my desk and come back and be like, "Nope, you wrote that as an adult. Stop. You can't fix the problems like that. Stop it." Alyssa Scolari [38:50]: Yeah, now this might a little bit of a, I guess, abstract question, but was there anything that you had to do to be able to really channel your inner adolescent? Or is that something that's very easily accessible to you? Lynn Langan [39:05]: It's something I think is very easily accessible to me, for some reason. It's a gift that [crosstalk 00:39:11]- Alyssa Scolari [39:11]: It's a gift. A gift and a curse. Lynn Langan [39:15]: [crosstalk 00:39:15]. It's both those things. I was reading this book. I'm dyslexic, so there's book about... A dyslexic author wrote this book about the gifts of being dyslexic. One of the things is that the way we form memories around the events that are happening because for a normal brain it goes syntax... What's that word? Here we go, [crosstalk 00:39:39]. Denise Wolf [39:39]: It's synapsis. Lynn Langan [39:41]: Synapsis. But for a dyslexic brain, it kind of takes a U turn. It pings differently, and because of that we're really grounded in memory. We have an excellent memory for all things, but that's kind of like our survival guide because it's how we thrive. Because of that, I can basically tell you everything that's happened in my life. My memory, for some reason, well not for some reason, for that reason is extremely strong. When I sit down to write these adolescent books, I can just sit down and be like, "Okay, you're 17. Go." You got to think of high school, of events, and just remember how small my brain was, or what I was thinking or feeling at that point. Then I can dive in. That's how I know when I'm not being authentic to the characters or the voice, is when I feel like my adult brain is coming in and being like, "Well, that was easy." I'm like, wait no, it shouldn't be easy. It's not an easy [crosstalk 00:40:39] job. You can't think like that. I feel like because of all of that, that's why I'm very good with my memories and all of that. Denise Wolf [40:47]: Mm-hmm [affirmative], it makes sense. Lynn Langan [40:48]: Mm-hmm [affirmative], I'm very in touch with that. Denise Wolf [40:52]: Fun fact about Lynn, oh my gosh, this so cool, Lynn has soundtracks or song for the characters, so trying to get into character, then they're like, "Oh I need to listen [crosstalk 00:41:03]." Alyssa Scolari [41:03]: Really? Oh, that's so cool. Lynn Langan [41:06]: Right, yeah. It's that initial, here's the story that I'm thinking in my head. Here's the soundtrack that I'm going to put to that, and [inaudible 00:41:14] music. It's very helpful in rewrites because my agent's coming back and saying, "Go into this novel and fix this problem." I'm like, "What? That was so long ago. Oh, I know. I'll just hit this play button right here." And then boom, I'm right back into their world. I'm right there. Alyssa Scolari [41:32]: That is brilliant. Where did you even think to be able to do that? [inaudible 00:41:38] music, depending on whatever you put on, can get you anywhere. Anywhere you want to go- Lynn Langan [41:45]: Yes, anywhere you want to go. Alyssa Scolari [41:46]: Music will take you there. Lynn Langan [41:48]: Yes, it will take you there. The writing process is unique in the fact that you sit down to the computer and you're asking yourself to leave yourself. You're asking yourself to forget about whatever troubles you had that day, or your perspective of the world, or sometimes your gender, and go. As a writer, that's the thing that you have to work on the most, is who is actually at the keyboard today? Is it Lynn, or is it Duke, or is it Tommy? Who is it? In order for me to train my mind to do that, when I first wrote my first novel, I would play their songs. I would play them three or four times before I even put my hands to the keyboard because I knew I had to listen to it repeatedly to get all of my personal baggage out of the way so that the character could step forward and would be influenced in my writing. I can do it now without music. It's really just training your... It's almost like a meditative state, is what I would best explain. You consciously ask yourself to exit. Alyssa Scolari [42:54]: That's fascinating and brilliant. Wow. Denise Wolf [42:59]: Something else [crosstalk 00:43:00] tell me about writing, because I've done some academic writing, is to write first with an old timey pen on paper. There's something about that kinesthetic sensory, just kind of writing actual words on paper and then the first edit becomes entering it into the keyboard. That connects so much more with sort of the I think emotional part of ourselves. Lynn Langan [43:25]: Absolutely. I usually edit... My first round, I'll print out the manuscript and edit that way because there's something about that process that gets you at a computer. Alyssa Scolari [43:35]: Agreed. Lynn Langan [43:36]: It's more authentic to you. Alyssa Scolari [43:38]: Yes, agreed. There's something so different that comes out of you when you are physically writing than hitting buttons on a keyboard. It's a completely different experience. Lynn Langan [43:51]: Absolutely, yeah. Alyssa Scolari [43:54]: I talk about journaling with some of my kids who I feel like it might be helpful for, and they're like, "Can I just type it out on my phone?" I'm like, "Hell no." Lynn Langan [44:04]: No. [crosstalk 00:44:06]. Get that pen in your hand. Feel it. [crosstalk 00:44:08]. Alyssa Scolari [44:08]: And get a fun pen, right? Lynn Langan [44:10]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [44:11]: I have a set of I think it's like 100 pack. Oh God, 100 pack of glitter gel pens. I'm still a giant child. Denise Wolf [44:21]: Yep. Yeah. Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Are they scented? Alyssa Scolari [44:26]: Denise, I looked for the scented ones. Lord knows that I tried. Unfortunately, they're not. Denise Wolf [44:31]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [44:34]: But I wish. The last question I want to ask you, because I also think this is important because I do know that we have listeners out there who are parents, and if they don't have an adolescent currently, they have an up and coming adolescent or adolescents at home. Do you feel that this book is one that can also help parents and even any adults who work with kids get a better view inside the mind of a kid, which will then also better help them to relate to their kid in real life? Does that make sense? Denise Wolf [45:14]: Yes and yes. Alyssa Scolari [45:15]: Okay. Lynn Langan [45:18]: One of the things that you try to do as a young adult writer is remembering the place of everybody in their lives. Yes, you're living in a family. Yes, you have chores and you have bedtimes, and you have all those things. That's all true. But what's really important is the social aspect. That's where you're getting all your connections, and that's the most important part. As a parent, I think it's easy to look at your 17 or 16 year old kid and forget that there's this whole other life that is very complicated. You're just thinking they're upstairs in their room. They're taking out the trash. It's easy to get into the routine of life and forget that there's these little stories that these kids are having that have nothing to do with you. [crosstalk 00:46:08]. You can only hope that you're a great parent and you modeled well, because they're out there in the real world by themselves, and this is the time. I think that's why I like this age, because it is the loosening of the parents and the influence, and the family structure, which is also very hard on the parents, but it's just as hard on the kids. It's that constant, I think you see that a lot with Duke, where he feels guilty for not watching football with his dad because that's what they used to do. He has a social life now, and he needs to go out with his friends, but he still has that little internal battle like, "I'm going," but there's also a sadness that I know that this slipping away. Even though I'm looking forward to my independence, it is also scary. I think for both parents and kids, that's a good reminder of that. Denise Wolf [47:01]: Right, that it's all the feels. It's all the feels. I had to do an art engagement with youth, so I had to craft a 50 message about adolescents to adolescence. So, that's not a lot of words. Lynn helped me write it, thank you, and it started off with "No matter what, it's going to hurt." It was really great, if I do say so, and I submitted and they changed it before publication and didn't check with me. So, when I read my message to adolescents in this glossy thing they put out, it was like being a teen is great. I'm like, fuck no. Alyssa Scolari [47:37]: What the fuck? Denise Wolf [47:39]: [crosstalk 00:47:39] I said it's going to hurt, but it's okay. Alyssa Scolari [47:44]: You wrote, "It's going to hurt," and they took that and said, "Being a teen is great"? Denise Wolf [47:44]: Yeah. Lynn Langan [47:50]: Yeah. Denise Wolf [47:51]: Mm-hmm [affirmative], [crosstalk 00:47:52]. Alyssa Scolari [47:51]: Jesus Lord Almighty. Denise Wolf [47:55]: To your question earlier, Alyssa, I think it's really valuable and important for adults, educators remind ourselves of all that angsty stuff, all the feels. Get back into that. Like, no matter what it's going to hurt. You're going to be okay, but can't escape the pain. That's where growth happens. Lynn Langan [48:15]: Right, exactly. Just go ahead and feel what you need to feel. It'll be funny if you interviewed I would say Duke's family, they also I think would come away and have the perspective that everything in Duke's life is okay, where it's not. His family member that really knows that is his sister, which is also good for parents to I think see from that angle that siblings have that connection with each other and they can look out for each other, or they can call each other out on their bullshit, or any of that. Yeah, it's just a weird time in the like where everybody's learning how to let go of this family unit. Denise Wolf [48:57]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Alyssa Scolari [49:00]: I think the most important part is just what both of you were speaking to is, being able as adults to get back in touch with not just the angst, but all of the feelings. I think so much of adulthood has become just about numbing out, by working 9:00 to 5:00, playing music or a podcast, or a news radio in the car to and from work. You come home. You eat. You do whatever. You go to bed, and you do it all the next days. Weekends stereotypically include going out, drinking, this, that... it's so focused around just numbing out. As adults, we almost just even have time for our feelings. I think that's what makes the three of us so fucking incredible, because I don't sense that we do that. We feel things. Denise Wolf [49:52]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Lynn Langan [49:52]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [49:53]: And refuse to live in the numbed out state that I think a lot of adults have found themselves in. Denise Wolf [50:01]: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. Lynn Langan [50:01]: Yeah. I should say I think one of the best advice that Denise has ever given me in my life was that she said, when I was going through some tough times, she was like "Look, pull up a chair. Make yourself a cup of tea. Get to know that feeling that you're feeling. Ask it questions. Just don't shy away from it. Lean into it." It's really good advice to remember that as an adult, you're right, we get into these routines and again, we get more and more narrow in our thinking, in the way... I think that's part of society's pressure too, like don't talk about your feelings. Just do, do, do. It's okay to have feelings around if you want to feel sad. It's okay to feel sad. If things are not working out, it's okay that things aren't working out. It's not the end of the world. That's what's so fun about adolescents too is that they can fall down and get back up. You're so resilient when you're young, because you just haven't really quite learned to stay on the floor. I think that's probably what the three of us have learned, we keep standing up. We're going to take the punches in the ring and it's going to hurt, but we keep going and we're going to feel those feelings, we're going to figure out how not to get hit by that again- Denise Wolf [51:17]: But we probably will. Lynn Langan [51:18]: We probably will. Denise Wolf [51:19]: We will. [crosstalk 00:51:20]. Lynn Langan [51:22]: Yeah, we won't shy away from it. Denise Wolf [51:23]: Yeah, and we'll have great stories to tell. Lynn Langan [51:26]: Yeah, exactly. Alyssa Scolari [51:27]: Yes, that's living. To me, that's living at it's fullest. Lynn Langan [51:31]: Right, absolutely. Denise Wolf [51:33]: Yep. Alyssa Scolari [51:34]: I love it. Lynn Langan [51:34]: Through mistakes. Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [51:37]: If people would like to buy this book, where on earth can they find it? I know Amazon is one, but I also want to plug if it's in any kind of small businesses or anything like that, or is it mostly Amazon? Lynn Langan [51:50]: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the great and wonderful Bookshop where you can go on and order it and it fosters independent bookstores. So, if you buy it from Bookshop it will be pulled from your local store. Bookshop.org, yeah. Alyssa Scolari [52:06]: Bookshop.org. Okay, I will make sure... So yeah, to the listeners out there, this is a book you absolutely going to want to get your hands on, whether you're an adolescent tuning in, whether you're in the young adult phase of your life, whether you have kids of you own, whether you are a teacher, or a therapist, truthfully even if you're a therapist who works with adults, so many of the adults that you're working with have unresolved childhood issues. I don't like the word "issues", but I can't think of a better word right now. It's very important to be able to tap into this type of stuff. Honestly, this book is very useful for everybody. Of course, feel free to use Amazon because it'll get to you very quickly, but also I am going to put the other link in there because, you know, support your local bookstore, or support small businesses as well. So, head over to the show notes. Denise and Lynn, thank you for a wonderful episode. I love talking about kids. Lynn Langan [53:13]: Yes. Alyssa Scolari [53:14]: It's been fun. Lynn Langan [53:14]: Yeah, thanks for having us. Denise Wolf [53:16]: Yeah, thank you. Alyssa Scolari [53:17]: Thanks for listening, everyone. For more information please head over to LightAfterTrauma.com, or you can also follow us on social media. On Instagram, we @LightAfterTrauma. On Twitter, it is @LightAfterPod. Lastly, please head over to Patreon.com/LightAfterTrauma to support our show. We are asking for $5.00 a month, which is the equivalent to a cup of coffee at Starbucks. So, please head on over. Again, that's Patreon.com/LightAfterTrauma. Thank you, and we appreciate your support. [singing]
Interview #102 on The Bootleg Kev Podcast we have North Vallejo's finest, LaRussell! This Bay Area artist has been having the internet onlock with his bars. LaRussell has been mentioned on notable media outlets such as The Breakfast Club, Joe Budden Podcast & Wallo Gillie podcast. In this interview we dive in to his music career, how he started and what he has in stock for the future. LaRussell is super dope & appreciate him for stopping by make sure you check out his music!LIKE, COMMENT, & SUBSCRIBE! Check out the podcast on platforms: https://linktr.ee/thebootlegkevpodcastFollow Bootleg Kev: http://instagram.com/bootlegkevFollow LaRussell: https://www.instagram.com/larussell
"They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible." In this week's episode we discuss the John Hughes classic teenage film 'The Breakfast Club', starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall. Written and directed by John Hughes.
In today's episode, we sit down with one of the rising stars of the latest social justice movement, Queen YoNasda to understand what it takes to stay well while battling systemic oppression. YoNasDa (Yo-Naja-Ha) LoneWolf, Human Rights Activist, National Organizer, Published Writer, Public SpeakerIs a National Community Organizer/Human Rights Activist and a motivational speaker. Being self-driven she is living her divine calling from her early beginnings in the entertainment industry as a rap artist and choreographer for BET'S own Teen Summit to her most recent work as an active activist and a voice against any injustice that affects people worldwide. She has used entertainment to bring awareness on the condition of oppressed people whether it's releasing two albums and touring with Wutang Clan or performing at the Annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow and Festival she walks in many cultural paths. She organized cities from Phoenix, AZ to Baltimore, MD, and was asked by the family of Mike Brown Jr in Ferguson, MO to speak at his 1-year anniversary. Her electrifying speech made it on all international media platforms and she was featured in Elle Magazine (France) as one of the women in the Stopping Police Brutality that is changing America. When YoNasDa Lonewolf is not protesting in the streets you can catch her speaking to college and high school students. She also was on the BET Rap it Up Tour, promoting sexual education. Since 2006, she has directed entertainment panel discussions at various colleges and universities and at the annual Nation of Islam conference called Saviors Day with over 100,000 people. This truth-teller is a published writer who has a weekly column in the Final Call Newspaper and is now bringing her artistry to the world with a children's book called “The Adventures of Star Song” and a daily devotional book called “Journey 2 Peace”. She is also filming a docu-series based on connecting the similarities of people from all walks of life. She started a cultural tour called "Rez Tours" in which she opens cultural tours to Indigenous communities to learn more about the culture of Indigenous people. She has hosted a radio show on Chuck D Rapstation.com and Atlanta's Voice of the People radio. In October 2015 she was a special guest on NYC Power 105's The Breakfast Club where she spoke on “Indigenous Peoples Day.” From the huge response, she was asked to be on The Breakfast Club again in October 2016. She has spearheaded 32 and 64 city fundraising events called Hip Hop 4 Haiti, and Hip Hop 4 Flint in 2016, respectively. YoNasDa was on the executive planning committee and co-convener for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March- Justice or Else!. YoNasDa Lonewolf is a woman with a purpose of promoting love, justice, and equality.Connect with YoNasDayonasda@gmail.comP.Williams3@yahoo.com@queenyonasdaSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/AMERIKANTHERAPY)
The Breakfast Club asking stupid questions, Angela Yee to be specific. Juvenile VAX for Cash Money. Vaccinated people are mad because they still dying. Derogatory greetings that we accept on a daily basis but cry if someone say the word nigga.
You and the Mikes, you're gonna have a fight. Today. After school. Three o'clock. In the parking lot. You try and run, they're gonna track you down. You go to a teacher, it's only gonna get worse. You sneak home, they're gonna be under your bed. That's right! The Mikes are fighting you! No...wait. Correction. The Mikes are talking about the 1987 cult classic comedy Three O'Clock High, starring Casey Siemaszko and Richard Tyson, and "not" produced by Steven Spielberg. Listen in as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss why this film has been criminally overlooked by fans of 80's teen comedy. From director Phil Joanou taking inspiration from Martin Scorsese's After Hours and Raging Bull, the use of Tangerine Dreams' score, to the way the film plays out in its final moments of actually having the titular three o'clock fight. The Mikes also discuss how the film eschews typical teen "archetypes" and displays a heightened, but perhaps slightly more realistic look at how high school and being a teenager really works. Butler breaks down why he believes this film is better than many of the John Hughes teen films of the 80's, especially The Breakfast Club and Mike Field argues that had Spielberg kept his name attached to this picture, it would be remembered not as a cult comedy, but a classic comedy. So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits to the left and right of you, and settle down for https://www.forgottencinemapodcast.com/ (Forgotten Cinema).
Get more at podsematary.com! Read our afterthoughts for this episode at https://twitter.com/PodSematary/status/1437164682599493632 CW: Rape, Abortion, Alcoholism It's Back to School Week on Pod Sematary! Chris & Kelsey join the other teenage archetypes for Saturday School and must escape a for-real, not-at-all-fake ghost! The Classic Film: Return to Horror High (1987) "In the early 1980s, a series of gruesome murders occurred at Crippen High School. A few years later, a film crew uses the now-abandoned Crippen High as the set for a film, but an uninvited guest makes an appearance on the set” (IMDb.com). Return to Horror High is a parody of horror movies, but also not? It's a movie within a movie but there're even more layers? Basically, it's the Inception of horror comedies—an admirably ambitious affair without the chops to hold that lofty title. The Modern Film: School Spirit (2019) "A group of social outcasts stuck in weekend detention is confronted by the school's legendary hauntings” (IMDb.com). The Breakfast Club but "haunted," School Spirit is a low-stakes, campus horror from the Hulu and Blumhouse Into the Dark series that disappoints in how uninspired it is. Even the opportunity of a haunted high school is completely abandoned in favor of a pretty predictable twist. When is Into the Dark supposed to get good? Audio Sources: "145 - Bad Ronald (1974) & The Evil Within (2017)" produced by Pod Sematary "All My Life" written by Rory Bennett & JoJo Hailey and performed by K-Ci & JoJo "Blurred Lines" written and performed by Robin Thicke, et al. "The Day the Violence Died" (The Simpsons S07E18) produced by Gracie Films & 20th Century Fox Television "Dead Man on Campus" produced by MTV Films, et al. "The Godfather" produced by Paramount Pictures & Alfran Productions "Mario Twins" written and performed by Gröûp X "Pet Sematary" written by Dee Dee Ramone & Daniel Rey and performed by The Ramones "Return to Horror High" produced by Balcor Film Investors & New World Pictures "Scary Movies" written by Larry Weir and performed by Pleasant Company "School Spirit" (Into the Dark S01E11) produced by Blumhouse Television & Hulu
Today on the show we ran back our interview with Johnni Blaze where she spoke about mental health, songwriting, using her voice for more than music and more. Also, Charlamagne almost gave a Florida mother "Donkey of the Day" for putting hands on a child until he heard her side of the story and the thoughts from our loyal listeners on Breakfast Club court about the situtation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In episode 216, the girls are joined by DJ Dramos! They get into his upbringing in New Jersey, how he got into radio, working for The Breakfast Club, his nocturnal lifestyle, his new podcast Life As A Gringo on the My Cultura network, and so much more! Dramos is the best so follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @DJDramos. And check out his YouTube page here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It’s a banner day in the I Used To Like This One household because it’s another listener request from Rebecca H.! John Hughes fangirl Carly Holm returns to discuss the 80’s classic The Breakfast Club with Shawn and Colin. As usual, we discuss only the most crucial of topics like Carly’s surprise crush, strange cannabis […]
Dave Plier presents ‘Totally the 80's', featuring conversations with John Stamos from ‘Full House', musician Bryan Adams, Tony Danza from ‘Taxi' and ‘Who's the Boss', Anthony Michael Hall from cult films ‘Vacation' and ‘The Breakfast Club', Lea Thompson from blockbuster ‘Back to the Future', Fred Savage from ‘The Wonder Years' and George Wendt of ‘Cheers'.
You've seen Pretty In Pink 20 times... You know The Breakfast Club by heart... St. Elmo's Fire is your favorite movie of all time... Now it's time to put that to the test! How will you stack up against Stacy and our very special guest, Pete's oft-mentioned older sister, Heather Gavin! She joins us for a great round of Brat Pack trivia, as Stacy and Heather go head-to-head!Our InstagramOur WebsiteOur FacebookOur TikTokSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wedontwannagrowup)
Hunter has never been to Burning Man and wants Paris' advice if it's something he should do. Paris tells all about Burning Man, including revelations about her group The Breakfast Club. Is it a life changing experience? Is it something she recommends? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Today on the show it was about time the host get some humbling for "Slander the Breakfast Club" and lets just say some of the listeners definitely triggered the hosts. Also, Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to another Floridian woman who was arrested in Florida for making false bomb threat after arriving late for Flight and Angela helped some listeners out with "Ask Yee" with one listener having a problem being called a fiance without being engaged. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Richard Vernon is a dedicated educator who after 22 years of teaching still sacrifices his Saturdays to help Shermer High School's most misguided students. Now with some of the most difficult students of his career under his supervision he must find a way to make them reflect on who they are, and whether their actions reflect who they want to be. This episode brought to you in part by Liquid Death. Murder your thirst with their infinitely recyclable tallboy cans which are helping to bring death to plastic bottles. Liquid Death is available at 7/11 and Whole Foods, or you can purchase online at www.LiquidDeath.com and use the promo code VILLAIN at check out for a free koozie 2-pack with a purchase of a case of water! Edited by Andrew Ivimey and produced for the From Superheroes network. Visit www.FromSuperheroes.com for more podcasts, YouTube series, web comics, and more.
Brandon celebrates Iguana's. Reasons you shouldn't sleep naked. Things that were better back in the day. Impossible foods launches chicken nuggets made from plants. KFIN Breakfast Club powered By Families Inc: Dr. Shane Speights - Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at S-STATE; Brandon Stevens - St. Bernards Butterfly Release; Wes Phillips - Breaking Bonds Ministries - 4 - Man Scramble Golf Tournament; Kraig Pomrenke - Embassy Suites (Rock the Dock); Lorie Cartwright- Business Expo.
Modasuckas, did you know that Mike is back from Ghana? Did you know he proposed to Rada on the Breakfast Club? Did you hear this weeks episode? Now catch up with these highlights right here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
When Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe get behind the microphone, you better strap in because the time machine is about to take off! In today's episode, find out what magazine reigns supreme (Bop! or Time), how a cowboy hat could have transformed The Breakfast Club, and what supervillain Molly would play in a film! It's 80's week at Literally and we hope you enjoy it. Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike has been in Ghana for 21 days! He returns looking like the Ghetto Evel Knievel just parachuted into the building, and gives us the update on the school he is building in Africa. Then, Mike and CBF catch up after Mike's long trip. They talk about Mike getting engaged to Rada on the Breakfast Club, what you find when you Google Chinese Best Friend's name, Afro Spirits, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com