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My name is Allison Kugel, and over the past decade, I’ve interviewed hundreds of celebrities and public figures. My interviews are revealing, fun, and above all else, human.

I’ve had a front row seat with some of the most accomplished people on this planet, and it’s truly been a gift; a gift I now want to share with you through this podcast.

I’ll be interviewing some amazing artists and pop culture figures, and including some of my signature questions, like, “What did you come into this life to learn, and what did you come here to teach?”

I hope you’ll take this ride with me and enjoy! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/allison-interviews/support

Allison Interviews Allison Kugel

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

My name is Allison Kugel, and over the past decade, I’ve interviewed hundreds of celebrities and public figures. My interviews are revealing, fun, and above all else, human.

I’ve had a front row seat with some of the most accomplished people on this planet, and it’s truly been a gift; a gift I now want to share with you through this podcast.

I’ll be interviewing some amazing artists and pop culture figures, and including some of my signature questions, like, “What did you come into this life to learn, and what did you come here to teach?”

I hope you’ll take this ride with me and enjoy! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/allison-interviews/support

    Master P Talks Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Owning Black Superheroes

    Master P Talks Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Owning Black Superheroes

    S1: E10 Master P is a multi-platinum selling rap artist with 100 million albums sold, worldwide, a rap pioneer and multi-hyphenate performer and businessman. 

    In this episode of "Allison Interviews," Master P talks about his days being the opening act for the late Tupac Shakur early in his music career, how owning a Black superhero film franchise is on his bucket list, dangerous rap feuds and the feud between Kanye West and Drake, fathering and raising 9 kids, following in Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie footsteps ala "Kindergarten Cop," and his upcoming film, #Unknown," dropping exclusively on Amazon Prime October 1st. 

    #Unknown, starring Master P, Judd Nelson, Tom Sizemore, Denise Boutte, and Hal Ozsan; and produced, written, and directed by LazRael Lison, premieres October 1st, exclusively on Amazon Prime. 

    Follow Master P on Instagram @masterp and follow filmmaker LazRael Lison @lazrael_lison. 

    Watch the trailer for #Unknown: https://youtu.be/I8BqTI7EEd0


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    • 41 min
    Robin Givens Talks Surviving Domestic Violence, Motherhood, Fake News

    Robin Givens Talks Surviving Domestic Violence, Motherhood, Fake News

    S1: E9 Robin Givens is known for roles in 80s sitcom Head of the Class, the 1989 mini-series The Women of Brewster Place, 1992's Boomerang co-starring Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry, and most recently roles on The Fix, Riverdale, and the 2019 OWN Network soap, Ambitions. 

    Givens will appear in Season 3 of the CW's Batwoman. 

    She is just as famous for a string of heavily publicized relationships with Eddie Murphy, Brad Pitt, and most notably, Mike Tyson, back in the 80s and early 90s. 

    Watch Robin Givens in the Season 3 premiere of Batwoman on the CW Network, October 13, 2021.


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    • 38 min
    Shania Twain on Teaching Son Eja About Feminism, Wanting an Oscar Win, Living Off the Grid

    Shania Twain on Teaching Son Eja About Feminism, Wanting an Oscar Win, Living Off the Grid

    S1: E8 Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Shania Twain is the best selling female country music artist of all time with more than 100 million albums sold, worldwide. 

    Twain brought the country music genre into the mainstream with 1997's "Come On Over" album, creating a unique brand of country-pop, developed by Twain and her ex-husband, music producer Robert Jon "Mutt" Lange. 

    In recent years she made her film acting debut alongside John Travolta in the 2019 film, "Trading Paint," followed by the 2020 release, "I Still Believe," with Gary Sinise. 

    Shania Twain will be resuming her Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theatre in December 2021. 

    Follow her on Instagram @shaniatwain and visit shaniatwain.com/vegas. 


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    • 19 min
    Deepak Chopra Unpacks Depression, Alarming Suicide Rates, Importance of Community for Mental Health

    Deepak Chopra Unpacks Depression, Alarming Suicide Rates, Importance of Community for Mental Health

    S1: E7 DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. 

    Chopra is an Adjunct Professor of Urology at Mount Sinai, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. 

    He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. 

    Follow on IG and Twitter @DeepakChopra and on IG @Chopra


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    • 37 min
    Karen Gravano Talks Dad Sammy The Bull, John Gotti and Families of the Mafia

    Karen Gravano Talks Dad Sammy The Bull, John Gotti and Families of the Mafia

    S1: E6 Karen Gravano is the daughter of former Gambino Crime Family Underboss, Salvatore "Sammy The Bull" Gravano. 

    Karen Gravano's father, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, made headlines in 1992 when he cooperated with the United States Government, providing court testimony that was instrumental in bringing down the Italian Mafia and convicting his then boss, John Gotti. 

    Karen Gravano starred in the VH1 hit reality show, Mob Wives, for six seasons where her family's past was heavily chronicled. 

    Her memoir, Mob Daughter, released in 2012, recounts her life growing up as the daughter of Sammy "The Bull." 

    Karen Gravano now produces and stars in the MTV reality show, Families of the Mafia. 

    Follow her on Instagram @karengravano


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    • 31 min
    Leon Talks Madonna, Tupac and Co-Parenting with Cynthia Bailey

    Leon Talks Madonna, Tupac and Co-Parenting with Cynthia Bailey

    S1: E5 Leon is one of the most prolific actors of the past three decades with notable and acclaimed roles in films including: Above the Rim, Cool Runnings, The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations biopic, the Little Richard biopic, Waiting to Exhale, Ali and Cliffhanger; and notable television roles in Oz and City on a Hill. 

    His recent projects include the BET+ series A Luv Tale, the BET series Games People Play, and the upcoming film A Day to Die opposite Bruce Willis. 

    Catch up with Leon on Instagram @wwwjustleon and JustLeon.com


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

😘😋Tikiarialasaran ,

Tune in! ✨

I listened to the “Robin Givens Talks surviving Domestic violence, motherhood, fake news”episode! It was so enlightening, I can say that I loved firstly when Alison gave a disclaimer beforehand about how her truth should be acknowledged, honored and respected by both genders and it was important to listen to the episode with an open mind and open heart! I believe that that was very considerate to say to start off the interview and gave me such a good vibe about what was to come! The voice of the host is so calming and typically many interviewers/journalists are very invasive, catty, and does not connect well with their audience or the person being interviewed. But the conversation effortlessly flowed, the audio was very clear and not to mention the cover art was simple yet intriguing. I had not heard of Alison prior but I would want to tune in again! Her aura is different! I love how she brought awareness to domestic violence. Alison was also very well prepared, had great follow up questions and you can tell that she did thorough research about Robin in order to have a well thought out conversation, she was able to mention that Robin had two boys, on three television shows and was featured on people magazine! I have not heard much from Robin Givens over the years so this was an interesting episode! Please check out this podcast... not my typical genre but it’s enjoyable! ✨

Adam"**" ,

Recommended 🙂

I would recommend listing to one of these episodes, since the audio quality is best for them: Tar reid, Leon, Tommy Lee, Karen Gravano, Michael Phelps

Bill S. - The Music Educator ,

Insights Into the Mafia

I listened to Allison Kugel’s interview with Karen Gravano. The show was insightful and interesting. In the podcast I learned of a more worldly perspective of crime families and the mafia that the majority of the population is probably not aware of. Thank you so much for the opportunity to listen to a truly intriguing story. Good luck to Allison and to the success of this impressive podcast!

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