The Carmen Show: Life, Money, and No Apologies
By Carmen Rita Wong
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Carmen Rita Wong, evocative and uncensored, digs into big issues with wit and wisdom. Her guests are female leaders, thinkers and creators. All bets are off. Because it’s Carmen’s show.
||CleanHow to Build a Solid Crew for Life and End Resentment Rot and Control Freak Ways||Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO of TheCru and author of the best-selling book, “Drop the Ball,” dishes on how victory over home control disease (HCD) made her a happier wife, mama and mogul, (even after the mail pile starting talking to her), what...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Danger of Bubbles and the Past Glory of Carpet: Our Work, Money, Politics and The Man||Tamara Draut, author of “Sleeping Giant” and “Strapped,” geeks out with Carmen on why her childhood growing up in the same town as “Hillbilly Elegy” led to different conclusions, the importance of television sitcoms in politics,...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Diversity Is Not Your Thrill Ride: Politics, Career and Dating while Black and Woke||Akilah Hughes, YouTube phenom, comedian, writer and host on HBO’s ‘Pod Save America’, spills all the tea on growing up black in Kentucky, being a Spelling Bee champion, and why today’s call-out culture means a better work culture for all....||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You’re an Ovary-Achiever: Fertility, Infertility, Butt Shots and Our Reproductive Rights||Andrea Syrtash, founder and CEO of pregnantish.com visits Carmen to talk all things fertility—from her own long struggle (and surprise ending), to the factory-feel of clinics and healthcare's failings and...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs That a Chip on My Shoulder Or Am I Just Reading You Right? How to Be Latina and Get Sh** Done||Alicia Menendez, co-host of “Amanpour & Co” on PBS and host of “Latina to Latina” talks diversity, true empowerment, Latina identity and how media coverage can shape—and weaponize—the ideas of who we are as a group. She goes deep on...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy It’s Okay to Give Your Kids M&Ms for Breakfast (Sometimes) and Your Middle Finger to Judgey Parents and the Systems that Create Them||Lindsay Powers, founder of @NoShameParenting and author of the upcoming book, “You Can’t F*** Up Your Kids,” talks about bursting the privilege-bubble of competitive parenting, the bullsh** of “working” moms (vs. just ‘moms’), and why...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday Martin on Why Lusty-Ladies Are Normal, and How Plows and Hoes (the Tool) Got In the Way of Our Libidos||Wednesday Martin, author of “Untrue”, crushes the myths about women, sex and monogamy, discussing with Carmen how there’s no talk of equity if we don’t talk about women’s needs (amirite?). Issa Rae, Beyonce and bonobos pay a visit (in our...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Do Know What You Want Out of Life—Now, Put a Plaque On It!||Veronica Chambers, author of more books than we can count (seriously) including her most recent YA book, “Resist”, tells Carmen what drove her to get her abuela’s name permanently placed at her alma mater before she even had enough money in the...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf You Can Talk About Your Brazilian, You Can Talk About Your Money||Manisha Thakor, the most money-zen creator of MoneyZen, just has to tell Carmen about her first Brazilian because damnit, too many women would rather share grooming tips than talk money…and that sucks. Manisha and Carmen go nuts on the need for us...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaria Konnikova on Why Trump May Win Again, Women Kick Ass in Poker, and How to Spot a Con||Maria Konnikova spills all the con-artist tea while Carmen surprises the newly-minted poker champion, science writer for The New Yorker, and author, with the story of her father, “Papi” Wong’s con artist, criminal...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Horrible Men Won’t Go Away, the (Vagina) Tax on Life and Why F*Bombs Make Us Feel Better||Rebecca Traister is not throwing chairs, but she’s definitely mad and hyper aware of just how much is wrong with this country. Carmen digs in with Rebecca on her book, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger”; the generational...||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Deliciously provocative, love it!
Carmen Rita Wong has led a fascinating life... and therefore is is any wonder that's she's now put out a facinating show? The topics are wide-ranging but the underlying theme of "no apologies" is not. Anchored in this bold mantra Carmen skillfully pushes interviewees to cross over the edge of "polite public conversation" (i.e. blah-blah-blah) and into the realm of raw and uncensored conversation about life and money. Absolutely love this show!