It's time to Get Real with Robin! Join veteran broadcaster Robin Cotè and her Co-Hosts known as "THE COLLECTIVE" as they delve into subject matters that most are afraid to talk about but need to hear. Get ready to Get Real!
Breaking the silence around sex crimes
Co-Hosts Kirk Nurmi and Darren Burch
On average, there are over a half a million victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped at some time in their lives. That’s just the cases that are reported and in the US. So many go unreported. And what about the children under 12, who are sexually assaulted, molested, raised in sex cults, taken and used in sex trafficking. There is no way of knowing just how many children have been affected by this.
So many of us survivors blame ourselves and wonder why this happened to us. We didn’t ask for this. So many suffer in silence and often don’t speak about what they endured until much later in their lives. Thanks to things like the Me Too Movement and the case against Jeffrey Epstein, more light is being shed on sex crimes but we are still a long ways away of understanding why these things happen because we don’t talk openly about them enough.
Why would someone hurt a child in this way? Why would someone rape somebody they claim to love? Why would a stranger sexually assault someone they didn’t know? On this episode, we talk candidly about sex crimes, what makes a person do these things, how important is it to support the survivors and how we can watch out for the signs and maybe just maybe prevent another senseless sex crime from happening.
Why are we so captivated by true crime?
Co-Hosts: Kirk Nurmi, Holly and Kenzie of the Crimeaholics Podcast
OJ Simpson and the trial of the century. Most of us remember exactly where we were when that verdict was read. We were glued to the TV set as if it involved one of our own family members. Many of us followed the trial from gavel-to-gavel and were captivated by the story unfolding. Then there are those other cases that captured our attention like Scott and Lacey Peterson, Casey and Caylee Anthony, Drew Peterson, Jodi Arias, Chris Watts, The Doomsday Mom and so on.
Networks like Court TV, Oxygen, Discovery ID and even Netflix have jumped into the arena of focusing on true crime with live trial coverage, serial killer documentaries and shows like Making a Murderer, Forensic Files, The Confession Tapes, Snapped, Dirty John, Fear they Neighbor and even the crazy world of The Tiger King.
Why are we so captivated with these trials and shows? Psychologists have said true crime stories allow us to explore the darker side of nature in a safe way, and that watching crime shows can trigger chemical reactions in our bodies, while also affirming our moral views about right and wrong. We as members of the collective are here to crack the case wide open and have a real discussion about why true crime has become such an obsession.
When a man talks about his feelings, you should listen
Co-Host Kirk Nurmi
Men are taught that they shouldn't express their feelings and to keep things to themselves. Why? They're entitled to express their feelings just as women are.
Join us as we have a candid discussion about men, their feelings, and why we should listen to what they have to say.
Victim No More! Breaking Free of the Victim Mentality
Things happen in life that we have no control over. But what we do have control over is how we deal with them. We can let what happened to us destroy us and keep us stuck in the victim mentality or we can take back our life, confront what's happened, work on healing ourselves and then find a way to make the best life possible for ourselves.
Co-Host Tiffany Armstrong
Tiffany Armstrong is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and dealt with physical and verbal abuse throughout two marriages. At the age of 20, she survived an attack that took place in a home with her friends, who all froze with fear of the intruder. Tiffany fought back using the only three self-defense moves she knew.
Without mastering a few simple self-defense skills, and the mindset to overcome the fear of an attack, Tiffany may not be here today. But she is, and she’s on a mission to educate and empower women to have peace of mind in avoiding and handling a physical attack, to live without fear of an attack on themselves or their children, and to walk strong everywhere they go.
Tiffany is committed to helping women find their voice. With two second-degree black belts and more than 19 years of experience teaching street-smart self-defense to over 60,000 women at seminars, corporations and schools, Tiffany strongly believes in the importance of preparedness using two facets of self-defense not often taught together: technique and mindset. These are the foundation of how she educates women.
Quitting - People, Jobs and Situations
We are taught not to quit when quitting might be the best thing for our mental health.
Co-Host Kirk Nurmi
Fighting fires on the Con-Crew. A story of redemption and rehabilitation
Life is all about the choices we make. We all make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes have consequences that force us to take a hard look at ourselves. We are not our mistakes and we can change our lives for the better. We have the ability to change the direction we are headed in just by making a different choice.
Co-Host Michael Hale
Michael Hale made a bad decision that landed him in prison at the age of 20. Instead of getting caught up in the "prison way of life" he made the decision to use his time to work on bettering himself, working to help educate other prisoners and eventually getting himself on to the prison fire fighting crew. Michael has taken back his life and now he shares his story in hopes of inspiring others and letting them know that even though you make a mistake, you can change the direction your life is headed in for the better.
Super amazing podcast with the best host podcast!!! Highly highly recommended!!