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Lauren LoGiudice and her characters interview experts to figure out if it's possible to have meaningful dialogue about difficult subjects again.

Reconcile the Aisle Lauren LoGiudice

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Lauren LoGiudice and her characters interview experts to figure out if it's possible to have meaningful dialogue about difficult subjects again.

    "That's Not Okay" With Neil Rubenstein

    "That's Not Okay" With Neil Rubenstein

    “I don’t judge people on their sins. People make mistakes in their lives and if you think you’re morally superior to someone else you’re out of your mind.” -- Neil Rubenstein


    Today my co-host Melania Trump interviewed Neil Rubenstein.


    Neil Rubenstein doesn’t do drugs. He’s never had a sip of alcohol. So it may come as a bit of a surprise when the Long Island comedian references past occupations like owning a brothel or running an illegal poker room. It’s a dynamic that makes Neil both incredibly interesting and incredibly funny – something that served him well when his role on a Spike TV show as a gambling expert introduced him to the world of stand-up comedy. Stand up was more than an outlet – it straightened out his life.
    “I accidentally became a good role model,” Neil Rubenstein says.


    Neil doesn’t shy away from discussing his former life of crime. Though he credits comedy with in some ways saving his life, his past experiences inform his understanding and his art. They also inform his work ethic.


    “I can’t just play cards, I had to run a poker room,” Neil says, by way of explanation. It’s an ethic he brings to his comedy: a dedication to doing something to the utmost degree. “I couldn’t just do stand up, I had to quit my job and focus everything on the craft.”


    His dedication and humor have earned him accolades including runner up in 2017 Long Island Laugh Off and the Main Event of The World Series of Comedy.


    “Neil’s a burly, tattooed guy who plays against type; kind, cerebral, but still casually mentions past illegal activities the way I might reference a Renaissance Lit course I took in college,” Joe Devito, famous comedian, said about Neil’s show. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.


    To catch up with our guest:
    Subscriber at: https://www.youtube.com/neilrubensteinreviewsit
    For shows and links: http://neilrubenstein.com


    In this episode Melania interviews Neil about:
    The reaction to his web show “That’s Not Okay,” which hilariously points out the sexism in shows like “Three’s Company”
    How laughing normalizes terrible things … and that’s not okay
    What to do when people come after you on the internet
    How to tell racy jokes by “putting it on a pillow”




    If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people.


    Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from me and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast


    To get inside info, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com.


    Let’s get social!
    Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi


    Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial


    Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi


    YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi

    • 30 min.
    Meditation For the Rest of Us With Justin Michael Williams

    Meditation For the Rest of Us With Justin Michael Williams

    “When we can pause and can respond from a place of compassion, and a place of love, and a place of understanding, which is what meditation is all about … then you don’t have to react to somebody.” -- Justin Michael Williams


    Today I interviewed Justin Michael Williams. From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows the power of healing to overcome. He is a UCLA Alumnus, author, top 20 recording artist, and transformational speaker whose work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Grammy.com, Yoga Journal, Billboard, Wanderlust, and South by Southwest. With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering millennial voice
    for diversity and inclusion in wellness. More: StayWokeGiveBack.com


    To catch up with our guest:
    www.MeditationForThePeople.com
    Make sure to check out his book Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us:
    www.StayWokeGiveBack.com
    and
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stay-woke-justin-michael-williams/1131430528?ean=9781683643722


    In this episode Melania interviews Justin about:
    Why you should ask yourself: If you know were going to die in two months what would you do?
    Meditation is more like going to the gym than being relaxing
    The best way to create change when dealing with misguided comments
    What to do when you want to have an important conversation but jargon gets in the way
    Why it is important to go into a conversation with curiosity
    Understanding being more important than agreement




    If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people.


    Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from me and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast


    To get inside info, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com.


    Let’s get social!
    Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi


    Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial


    Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi


    YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi

    • 40 min.
    Asking Real Questions With Oracle Dyana Valentine

    Asking Real Questions With Oracle Dyana Valentine

    “If we’re operating on a level of real, then there’s no question that we’re more effective at dismantling these systems of oppression within ourselves, within our family systems, within our local communities, and within our general societies.” -- Dyana Valentine


    Today I interviewed Dyana Valentine. Here’s a bit about her, in her own words:
    “I’m Dyana, and I’m an oracle. I started doing Woke Up Knowing™ experiences in 2011 when I had a waking vision of being in a bed in an ancient castle with people sitting around my bed waiting to hear a dream I had. Years later, I have dreamt in several countries, in languages I didn’t speak, for seekers, artists, scientists, and humanitarians.


    “I practice an unsupervised oracular tradition that has no formal training. Currently, I have few peers. I believe these things are changing as more of us step out of the quiet and into the light.


    “This is my service. This is my art. This is Woke Up Knowing™.


    “I use she/her/hers pronouns and work on colonized land of the Kizh and Gabrieliño people.”


    To catch up with our guest:
    Patreon.com/dyanavalentine
    Instagram: @dyanavalentine
    DyanaValentine.com


    In this episode Dyana and I spoke about:
    How to ask better questions through thinking about the wrong, right, and real questions
    That it’s okay not to be a regular adult
    Why we need to educate our intuition
    How asking real questions with help us dismantle systems of oppression


    At the end she schools my character Carmella Ravolli in how to make temporary peace with her nagging niece.




    If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people.


    Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from me and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast


    To get inside info, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com.


    Let’s get social!
    Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi


    Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial


    Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi


    YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi

    • 42 min.
    The Power of Story Can Save Us: Interview With Novelist and Comic Dave Terruso

    The Power of Story Can Save Us: Interview With Novelist and Comic Dave Terruso

    “There’s no real person you can straight-up demonize once you get to know them.” -- David Terruso


    Today I interviewed David Terruso. Here’s a bit about him:
    Dave Terruso is a novelist and stand up comic based in Philadelphia. As a comic, Dave has opened for acts including Richard Lewis, Gilbert Gottfried, Maria Bamford, and Colin Quinn. He was featured on the RISK! podcast episode 350 Out of Bounds. Dave is the co-founder of Philly Sketchfest, an international sketch comedy festival now in its 11th year. His latest book is a graphic novel superhero detective mystery called ALTER EGO: THE OTHER ME (Issue 1). You can read the first 2 chapters free at AlterEgoBlue.com


    To catch up with our guest:
    Facebook: Dave Terruso
    Instagram: @alteregoblue


    In this episode David and I were two good comedians and dove right into talking about children dying and suicide. Then we determined:
    The power of story can save us.
    Creating well-rounded characters challenges people to accept common humanity.
    Common interests around music, comedy, etc. can bring together people who usually stand across political lines.


    You’ll also get to hear a bit how I research my characters and how I debunked a Trump conspiracy theory.




    If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people.


    Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from me and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast


    To get inside info, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com.


    Let’s get social!
    Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi


    Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial


    Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi


    YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi

    • 1 u. 5 min.
    Melania Interviews Dr. NYC: Psychologist Working With High Conflict Families

    Melania Interviews Dr. NYC: Psychologist Working With High Conflict Families

    “When we focus on hearing each other everyone will feel heard.” -- Dr. NYC


    Today’s guest who we will call Dr. NYC for the purposes of this interview. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with families and parents co-parenting after divorce and separation.


    If you’d like to catch up with Dr. NYC then reach out to me via my website (laurenlogi.com) and I will connect you directly.


    As you’re going into the holidays and spending more time with family remember a few things:
    It’s not always about that moment, it’s about a larger issue
    If you’re going to speak about something difficult, which we should be doing, make sure there’s fair fighting, some sort of agreed upon rules and etiquette.
    If people are not going to abide by these rules then you shouldn’t be having the conversation because at that point no one is open to new ideas anyway.
    Know what your boundaries are and stick to them.




    If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any of the other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people.


    Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from myself and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast


    To get inside info about my comedy stuff, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com.


    Let’s get social!
    Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi


    Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial


    Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi


    YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi

    • 42 min.
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