Today we’re talking about the cancel culture (aka the call-out culture) as a modern form of ostracism and why it should be rebooted, or more specifically, treated individually on a case-by-case basis. And kudos to the new employment website, redballoon.work, for their efforts to value freedom of expression and go beyond the cancel culture where employees are free to work without fear of being on the wrong side of their employer’s politics. No doubt Americans are in need of a higher functioning democracy with less censorship and less judgement upon others for their personal choices, not to mention the need for everyone to embrace Love the Five Y’s – Step 22 of my book, How to Drink from the Fountain of Youth. Plus get ready for a long Crypto Winter – or not if you ask me – although there are plenty of reasons why Bitcoin is poised for a precipitous decline.
We’re talking all things Movies & Music today with my special guests, DJ Rebekka Starr and MC Freddy Figs. Starting with their favorite genre of Hip-Hop, we discuss the history of music from the early 1970’s to today’s wildly popular Electronica (EDM) and the Top 10 DJs that rule the raves.
On a beautiful sunny day in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Tola also Talks about movies that spotlight “The Valley” including We Are Your Friends (Zac Efron) and Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino), plus what this infamous basin is really know for: strip malls, sushi restaurants in strip malls, and of course, porn stars. We also pay tribute to the King of Hip-Hop, Eminem, and the late Adult Film Actress, August Ames, an unfortunate victim of cyberbullying. Thanks for tuning-in everyone! Peace – R
Tola Talks with the owner of Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge, Kevin Aksacki. On WTF Wednesday, Rich also talks about celebrities Bobby Flay & Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP), the City of Detroit coming out of Bankruptcy, James Bond’s stolen cars, the SWAT team in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the Get Your SH!T Together Award goes to a Harvard Business School professor. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Tola Talks with the first ever MC/rapper and singer/songwriter to appear on NBC’s The Voice, Moses Stone. Rich talks about what’s it’s like to be mentored by Christina Aguilera & Lionel Richie, catastrophic medical emergencies at West Virginia University, Ebola patients in West Africa coming to America for treatment, and the US Postal Service electing their first ever female Postmaster General. On Top 10 Fridays, Rich also lists his Top 10 Male MC-Rappers of All Time and plays two songs from Moses (including one with Lisa Scinta from The Voice).
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Tola Talks about Eminem, Clayton Kershaw, Dwight Gooden (aka Dr. K), Mariano Rivera, Evander Holyfield, Paget Brewster, Gerald Butler, Whoopi Goldberg, Warren Buffet (buying Duracell Battery), Kim Kardashian (nude pictures), Walmart, Black Friday, and Takata (exploding airbags). On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to 2006 – the year he entered the Entertainment Business and became a Yoga teacher – and gives the Get Your S#!T Together Award to a Polish woman for having a threesome with her two lovers she hired to kill her husband. Watch weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Tola Talks about America’s history and salutes the military service men and women with a special Veterans Day tribute including freebies for Vets throughout the country, lesser know facts about WWII, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and his 5-year plan to employ 10,000 Vets, plus the all-star Concert for Valor tonight in Washington D.C. headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson & Carrie Underwood. On Acoustic Tuesdays, Rich also interviews the Country-Americana band from LA, The Gun Hill Royals, who perform live.
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