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Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, etc. Guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Isaac Mizrahi, Kara DioGuardi, Margaret Cho, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jackie Warner, Brian Moylan and cast members from Bravo and The Real World.
 
In this weekly podcast, host Maggie Green celebrates cookbook readers, writers, collectors, and clubs, with interviews and conversations about cookbook writing and the role of cookbooks in our lives. Maggie's mission is to build and celebrate a community of people who would rather write, read, and buy a cookbook over any other genre of book.
 
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Today on the podcast I’m excited to have an interview with Katie Dodd. Katie is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She works full time and has a variety of non-traditional side hustles. Katie is a blogger with The Geriatric Dietitian and High Calorie Recipes blogs and the host of the Dietitian Side Hustle podcas…
 
Jess is joined by Jamie Stein for a deep dive on House of Hilton, the 2006 tell-all about the Hilton dynasty, heavily featuring the backstories of Kathy Hilton, Kyle & Kim Richards and their mother, Big Kathy. We explore Big Kathy’s mission for men, money and Hollywood and the ways in which she projected those dreams onto her three daughters, how t…
 
On this episode of the podcast I’m excited to host an interview with Ashlie Stevens. Ashlie the deputy food editor at Salon.com and food writer whose work has appeared in and on NPR, Eater, Vice and National Geographic. In addition to her writing and editing, Ashlie teaches classes about food writing and pitching. On this episode Ashlie shares a pr…
 
Jess is joined by comedians, L Word historians and co-hosts of “You Might Know Her From,” Damian Bellino and Anne Rodeman, for The L Word deep dive of our dreams. We share our L Word origin stories, review the reboot (Gen Q), discuss their interviews w/ Guinevere Turner & Laurel Holloman, our obsession with Sepideh Moafi (Gigi), name our top 5 lesb…
 
Do cookbooks have the potential to change lives? I think to answer this question we first have to define what it means to change a life. According to the Googles, change (verb) means to make someone or something different also known as convert, transform, rebuild, make over or reconstruct. So do cookbooks have the power and potential to make someon…
 
Listen up everyone. Even if you don’t have a podcast, this episode has gems for anyone who wants to start something and keep it going for 3 years or more. That’s right. What does it take to sustain a project like a podcast for 3 years, every Thursday for 156 episodes. Well that’s what this episode is all about: deciding, committing, planning, batch…
 
Jess is joined by RHONY fave Dorinda Medley! Dorinda goes deep about renovating Blue Stone Manor to be “Frankenstein meets Marilyn Monroe,” working as both a real estate agent (where she met Richard Medley) and an aerobics instructor in New York City, SoulCycle, Barry's Bootcamp, plus her relationship to money, astrology (Sun in Sagittarius, Moon i…
 
When we take action in our businesses, toward our goals, or in pursuit of writing a cookbook, there is something that drives the actions we take. Some times we like to think that we’re driven to act or not act based on outside circumstances such as the economy, time, kids, a pandemic, weather, money, or other people stopping us, but the truth is th…
 
Jess is joined by Andy Bellatti, astrologer to the Housewives and the pop divas, this time to celebrate Madonna’s birthday — our Leo Queen. Madonna is a Leo Sun, Virgo Moon, Aquarius Rising and we examine her life & career milestones through the lens of her birth chart: NYC dancer (‘79-‘80), debut album (’82), “Like a Virgin” VMA performance (’84),…
 
On today’s show I’m excited to have an interview with Libby Rothschild @dietitianboss. Libby is a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Dietitian Boss(™). As a social media marketing expert, Libby's work shows dietitians how to go from zero to creating a six-figure virtual practice using social media strategies that work. As a former cli…
 
Jess is joined by Ben Rimalower (aka Countess Luann’s cabaret director) for the Fire Island deep dive of our dreams. Ben and Jess share an intense affinity for the history and culture of the gay safe haven hamlets of Cherry Grove and The Pines. We go deep on our first experiences of FI, history of The Invasion and the Meat Rack, discuss share house…
 
I get it. This sounds so basic, but listen...It's taken me many years to fully understand the difference and the value of a goal vs the willingness to take a journey. Many times we talk about projects and goals like writing a cookbook in a linear or time-line fashion. The due date. The final word. What a goal is "really" is the end-point. It's the …
 
Jess catches up with the first openly gay contestant on America’s Next Top Model, fellow New Yorker Kim Stolz. Kim Stolz was one of the most recognizable faces in the NYC gay scene in the mid-‘00s after a bet among college friends sent her auditioning for (and being cast on) the Tyra Banks show in Cycle 5. Kim later became an MTV News correspondent…
 
On today’s episode I have an interview with Jane Friedman. Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the author of The Business of Being a Writer, editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W …
 
Jess is joined by two of the most unfiltered and knowledgable Bravo pundits in the game, returning friends Zack Peter (No Filter) & Jacques Peterson (Unpopular). Together, we analyze Erika Jayne’s ~performance~ on RHOBH, Zack’s latest discoveries in the Girardi scandal and our take on Housewivesian lawyer Ronald Richards. We then move on to RHONY —…
 
On today’s episode I have an interview with Jess Serdikoff. Jess Serdikoff is a NJ-based registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who splits her time between an intuitive eating virtual private practice and “supervision” for dietitians who feel overwhelmed by burnout, imposter feelings, and crippling perfectionism. In this work…
 
Jess is joined by the man, the myth, the DSLs: Mikey Minden. As Erika Jayne’s creative director & choreographer Mikey Minden is responsible for the looks, moves, lighting, makeup & general artistry in her music videos, photoshoots & appearances on RHOBH. We chat about Mikey’s career as a child dance prodigy and his work with The Pussycat Dolls, Ush…
 
On today’s episode I have an interview with Lea Ann Hugel. Lea Ann is a Customer Service Representative with Cookbook Specialists in Independence, Iowa. She specializes in assisting customers with creating custom cookbooks through self-publishing. With a diverse background in the print world for over 18 years she has specialized in cookbooks for th…
 
Jess is joined by Madonna MLVC pod co-host Tony Trius in his third appearance, this time for our official Sandra Bernhard Showbiz Glamour Power Hour. We share our Sandy origin stories, New York City run-ins, nights at Joe’s Pub, discuss Without You I’m Nothing, appearances on Howard Stern, Letterman and Roseanne + relive the late-80s clique of Mado…
 
On today’s episode I have an interview with culinary dietitian, Sara Haas. Sara is a freelance writer, recipe developer, consultant dietitian and the author of 2 cookbooks, Fertility Foods and Taco, Taco, Taco. Today on the podcast Sara and I talk about food photography, storytelling with photos, her path to cookbook writing and publishing and her …
 
Jess is joined by Andy Bellatti (aka Astrology with Andy), who in addition to our astrologer to the Housewives and pop queens, is also our resident Drag Race expert. Andy provides guidance on how to begin one’s Drag Race Journey before going deep with trivia and history surrounding the show’s evolution, behind the scenes tea, Untucked, RuPaul contr…
 
On today’s episode I present mistake #3 that I made before I got my first cookbook published. I thought that the publisher wouldn’t like my cookbook idea. Listen in as I discuss this mistake and what I needed to believe instead. Things We Mention In This Episode: Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass…
 
Jess is joined by the co-creator / writer / director of the FX series POSE, Steven Canals! Canals discusses the series’ inspiration via the landmark documentary Paris Is Burning, his initial screenplay and how Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk eventually came on as executive producers to get the show made. Canals goes deep on ballroom culture, Houses, M…
 
On Episode 145 I introduced my 1st mistake I made before I got published. Today we're talking about the second mistake: I thought I had to be good at design and photography. Listen in as I discuss this mistake and what I needed to believe instead. Things We Mention In This Episode: Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this fr…
 
Jess is joined by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Taylor Armstrong for a deep dive into one of the darkest Housewives storylines to play out on the show. Taylor describes the initial casting for RHOBH, with thousands of Hollywood types trying out for the “part” (including Lisa Rinna). We dissect the infamous “But Now We Said It” scene and the n…
 
Today on the podcast I’m excited to have an interview with Alexandra Stafford. Alexandra lives in upstate New York with her husband and four children. Alexandra's food journey began in 2003 when she graduated from Yale and moved to Philadelphia, where she attended cooking school and worked in professional kitchens. After spending two years at Fork,…
 
Jess is joined by comedian Gina Yashere, star of three Netflix stand-up specials and the co-creator and star of the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola.” Gina discusses her experience working as the first female Otis elevator engineer before pursuing comedy and shares how she was eventually discovered by Chuck Lorre (Roseanne, Cybill, Big Bang Theory) …
 
Over the next few episodes I want to talk about the Top 3 Mistakes I Made before I got my cookbooks published. Today we’re talking about the first mistake: I thought writing cookbooks and getting published was for them and not for me. Listen in as I discuss this mistake and what I needed to believe instead. Things We Mention In This Episode: Learn …
 
Jess is joined by television writer, producer and director Page Hurwitz, exec. producer of Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy specials starring Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster and Michelle Buteau. Hurwitz discusses discovering and casting those women (plus Amy Schumer) on Last Comic Standing. Hurwitz also chats about her experience as the EP and showr…
 
Today on the podcast I’m excited to welcome Tamara Melton. Tamara is an award-winning nutrition professional who has a passion for using the power of storytelling to advance women-led brands. Tamara is best known in the profession as the co-founder and Executive Director of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase th…
 
Jess is joined by Tabatha Coffey, the Australian hairstylist, salon owner and badass star of Shear Genius and Tabatha Takes Over. Tabatha reminisces about her audition for the Shear Genius hairstyling competition show, which she lost, but scored her own spin-off. We chat about the early days of Bravo which made stars out of entrepreneurs (Rachel Zo…
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I'm a Midwest-based food and travel writer who collects cookbooks. I've written for Eating Well, The New York Times, The Spruce Eats, Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and more. Katy’s collection has strong regional ties (Midwest is best!), but is mostly composed of Junior League cookbooks from around t…
 
Jess is joined by contrarian king Jacques Peterson (live from Sydney, Australia) to finally let loose on our Big Shot with Bethenny journeys. We discuss behind the scenes of casting & production, the winner and which network would have made more sense. We also touch on Ellen DeGeneres and The View before moving on to RHOBH & RHONY. [ 2:30 - Big Sho…
 
Jess is joined by the man who has written more words about the Housewives than anyone — Vulture’s Brian Moylan — now publishing a book on how the sausage gets made (to quote Bethenny). We break the sh*t down, including: the “call to end all calls” that happened after RHONY’s Cartagena Boat Ride From Hell, why Andy Cohen is the RuPaul of Housewives,…
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast I feature an interview with Darien Gee. Darien is the founder and recipe curator for Friendship Bread Kitchen, a website dedicated to Amish Friendship Bread recipes and what you can make with one cup of starter. Darien has five novels published by Penguin Random House, including her no…
 
Jess is joined by Sexy Unique Podcast’s Lara Marie Schoenhals (@larzmarie) to unpack our feelings re: the forthcoming Sex and the City revival titled “And Just Like That.” Lara Marie Schoenhals also hosts the podcast “Saving SATC 3,” in which she improvs a final installment of the franchise in each episode. Together, Jess and Lara share their SATC …
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast I feature an interview with Lindsay Taylor. Lindsay Taylor is a cookbook author, doula, researcher + nutrition coach who is on a mission to give women clear and complete prenatal nutrition information that is less "don't eat this or else!" and more "here's what you can eat to build a h…
 
Jess is joined by Ben Rimalower, career theatre writer/director known to RHONY fans as Countess Luann’s long-suffering cabaret director. Ben shares stories of producing audiobooks for both Bethenny AND Teresa Giudice, filming RHONJ/RHONY, Halloween afterparties with Bethenny & Luann and his reaction to Bethenny’s “Life is Not a Cabaret” monologue. …
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast I feature an interview with Sarah Long. Sarah is a CPA from Charleston, WV and the author of “College Cooking 101- Fast Food Without a Kitchen”. When Sarah’s daughter went away to college, she did not like the cafeteria food and it became clear that she was going to have to start cooki…
 
Jess is joined by fashion designer, performer and quintessential New Yorker — Isaac Mizrahi! Jess and Isaac break the sh*t down, including: Isaac’s wild nights with Madonna and Sandra Bernhard, his talk show which featured Rosie O’Donnell getting that infamous haircut, how fashion shows and red carpets have changed, how he secured his West Village …
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I feature an interview with Julie Laing. Julie has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years and is the creator of Twice as Tasty, a food blog focused on eating well year-round. Julie was raised in a family that loved books and homemade food, so cookbooks have always been part of her life. She …
 
Jess is joined by American Idol judge and legendary songwriter Kara DioGuardi to reflect on her incredible contributions to pop music throughout the 2000s. We go deep on the stories behind writing iconic songs, including: Kylie Minogue's "Spinning Around," Pink’s “Sober,” Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away,” Brit…
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I’m excited to welcome Christine Dyan, The Money Mindset Dietitian to the podcast. Christine is also the creator & host of the “Make More Money as a Dietitian'' podcast and Founder/CEO of Christine Dyan International. Christine supports Registered Dietitians who desire to increase their earning poten…
 
Jess welcomes the one true queen of Summer House — Lindsay Hubbard! We go deep on everything, including Summer House’s entry into the canon via Vanderpump Rules, a listening tour of the Hamptons, Lindsay’s family history, and whether she identifies more as a PR publicist guru vs. reality star these days. We also discuss Lindsay’s Sun/Moon/Rising si…
 
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I’m excited to welcome Jason Logsdon. Jason Logsdon is a best selling author, public speaker and passionate home cook who loves to try new things, exploring everything from sous vide and whipping siphons to blow torches, foams, spheres and infusions. He has published 15 cookbooks which have sold more…
 
Jess is joined by friend of the show and our hometown hero in Beverly Hills, host of #NoFilter, Zack Peter! Together, Zack and Jess react to the freshly dropped Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer and compare our expectations to the upcoming RHONY season. We also discuss how Zack became an actual plot point on the season premiere of Summer Hou…
 
Wow, NYC Prep, wow! We are joined by husband to the pod, Ryan Bailey, for Jess’ virgin viewing (and Ryan’s hundredth) of Bravo’s one-season wonder, NYC Prep. Together, we explore the psychological depths of our fave Manhattan wannabe socialites: PC, Sebastian, Jessie, Camille, Kelli & Taylor. We catch up with where are they now, why NYC Prep was ca…
 
Hi everybody. Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Sheri is a Chef Instructor/Owner of le pain de vie Culinaire and Cast Iron Skillet. She brings a diverse background which includes culinary arts, nutrition, and food science. In 2014 Sheri began providing “culinary edutainment” experiences through community cooking classes specializing in Cre…
 
Jess welcomes Mohammed Bilal — the musician, poet and voice of reason on the groundbreaking third season of The Real World: San Francisco. Back in 1994, while Friends and Reality Bites were depicting Gen X as lazy slackers, The Real World: San Francisco cast its most racially diverse group of housemates who were trying to change the world (well, ex…
 
Hi everybody. Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast I have a fun interview with Cynthia Samanian. Cynthia is the Founder and CEO of Hidden Rhythm, an experiential marketing agency for natural food and wellness brands. Cynthia is the host of The Experiential Table podcast where Cynthia and her guests discuss why meaningful …
 
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