You Should Talk with Joel Nichols
All in a Tamara Day’s Work

All in a Tamara Day’s Work

June 24, 2019

She’s the host of Bargain Mansions on DIY/HGTV.  But that is just a small part of Tamara Day’s busy life. On this edition of You Should Talk, she takes us on the whirlwind trip from farm girl to TV star.  Tamara has a very honest appraisal of her success in balancing being a mother of four with a successful career as a designer. Of course, we also get the latest about her dad, Ward. Oh, and she recommends that I have myself spackled.

From KC to Hollywood to Broadway and Back with Tuc Watkins

From KC to Hollywood to Broadway and Back with Tuc Watkins

May 9, 2019

You may know him from Desperate Housewives or One Life to Live or Parks And Recreation or Always Sunny in Philadelphia or, just maybe, the parking lot at Costco. He’s Tuc Watkins: actor, single father of twins, and all-around great guy. Just where does the name Tuc come from? How did Robert DeNiro scare him into the right read of a line? Why has Tuc blocked me on Facebook? All the answers are in this edition of You Should Talk.

Poetry to Pillows with Elliott Threatt

Poetry to Pillows with Elliott Threatt

April 30, 2019

Elliott Threatt has been a part of the stand-up comedy world for decades. Working the same stages as Sam Kinison, Robin Williams, and many others. But his story also includes Langston Hughes (poetry) and the guy from those pillow ads. His business success means you’ve probably eaten at one of his spots while flying around the country. All is hilariously explained in this edition of You Should Talk.  Now, where’s my fancy pillow?

Donutology - A Mix of Donuts & Happiness

Donutology - A Mix of Donuts & Happiness

April 16, 2019

Donuts!
This is a very sweet edition of You Should Talk. Andrew Cameron loves donuts but he loves spreading happiness even more. His booming business, Donutology, passes out pastries but also wants us all to jump for joy.  This is a show about family and entrepreneurship and sending a donut into space.
Join us as we talk about the merry mission of Donutology. I left the interview totally glazed.

‘KC Strips’ For a Great Cause

‘KC Strips’ For a Great Cause

April 9, 2019

Get ready to strip, Kansas City! Okay, now that I have your attention: The amazing production “KC Strips” connects Kansas City's finest actors, choreographers, dancers, and designers, for a yearly celebration of life and love. Every artist involved donates their time and talents to support AIDS Walk KC.

Local entertainment legends Katie Gilchrist, Ashley Personett, and Eric Harbin tell their personal stories about why they have created this great event. There’s also talk of Schitt’s Creek, softball, various body parts, and show biz. (The host remained fully clothed. You’re welcome.)

Ability KC - Celebrating Ability

Ability KC - Celebrating Ability

April 2, 2019

Changing lives. That’s what Ability KC has been doing for people of all ages in the Kansas City area for more than 70 years.  On this edition of You Should Talk we hear the inspiring story of Travis and Amy Mattox.  Before Travis suffered a stroke, he’d never heard of Ability KC. Now, he’s not sure what he would have done without them. CEO/Executive Director Amy Castillo also joins us to talk about the ongoing mission of Ability KC.

Vanessa Severo - Frida and Fun

Vanessa Severo - Frida and Fun

March 25, 2019

Vanessa Severo’s talent as an actress, writer, dancer, and choreographer has taken her from Brazil to Germany to San Francisco to Springfield, Missouri and all points in between.  Lucky for us, she calls KC, home. In this episode of You Should Talk, we hear about her one-woman show looking at the life of artist Frida Kahlo, as well as Vanessa’s own fascinating life. She also proves to be a great podcast host by taking over the show here and there...a welcome relief for all you listeners.

Kathy Quinn & Ian Byrne: Stars of Stage, Screen and Home!

Kathy Quinn & Ian Byrne: Stars of Stage, Screen and Home!

March 18, 2019

Kathy Quinn is an award-winning television personality who has been telling KC’s stories for years. Ian Byrne has told stories in song as frontman for the Elders for nearly two decades. Now, they tell some of their own stories. Two storied careers in one show!

Dana Wright and Kris Ketz: On the Air!

Dana Wright and Kris Ketz: On the Air!

March 11, 2019

You know her from Dana and Parks on KMBZ. You know him from the anchor desk on KMBC. In this edition of You Should Talk, you’ll hear about their life together off the air. Which one got called out by a US President for talking too loud? Which one got lost on their way to the studio to anchor their first newscast? Which one threatened to file a restraining order against the host of this podcast? (Trick question. They both did.)

Roy Inman: Focused On Kansas City

Roy Inman: Focused On Kansas City

March 6, 2019

Harry Truman. Vampires. An almost naked lady. It’s all here in this edition of You Should Talk and it’s all from the life and career of the great photographer Roy Inman. If it’s part of KC, Roy has captured it on film. This is a truly focused episode, despite the host.