222 episodes

The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives.

Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are.

Come detox with DTALKS.

The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life The DTALKS Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives.

Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are.

Come detox with DTALKS.

    Episode 221 - Shapes, Lines, and Light (ft. Katie Yamasaki)

    Episode 221 - Shapes, Lines, and Light (ft. Katie Yamasaki)

    How do you want to be remembered? 
    In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author and illustrator Katie Yamasaki about her latest book 'Shapes, Lines, and Light' a book which honors her grandfather famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. 
    Joe and Katie get into a discussion about art, representation in media, and how to leave a legacy. It's a fantastic conversation you will thoroughly enjoy! 
    About Katie Yamasaki

    Katie Yamasaki is a muralist and children’s book artist. She has traveled widely, painting over 80 murals with diverse communities around the world that explore local issues of identity and social justice. Her children’s book work focuses on similar themes of social justice and stories from underrepresented communities. About Shapes, Lines, and Light

    Minoru Yamasaki described the feeling he sought to create in his buildings as “serenity, surprise, and delight.” Here, Katie Yamasaki charts his life and work: his childhood in Seattle’s Japanese immigrant community, paying his way through college working in Alaska’s notorious salmon canneries, his success in architectural school, and the transformative structures he imagined and built. A Japanese American man who faced brutal anti-Asian racism in post–World War II America and an outsider to the architectural establishment, he nonetheless left his mark on the world, from the American Midwest to New York City, Asia, and the Middle East.
    This striking picture book renders one artist’s work through the eyes of another, and tells a story of a man whose vision, hard work, and humanity led him to the pinnacle of his field. 


    Make sure to check out the NEW Dtalkspodcast.com website!

    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

    • 48 min
    Episode 220 - Daydreaming is important (ft. Sylvie Kantorovitz)

    Episode 220 - Daydreaming is important (ft. Sylvie Kantorovitz)

    In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes SYLVIE to the podcast! Yes, that's right - the wonderful children's author and illustrator Sylvie Kantorovitz comes on the podcast to discuss her self-titled memoir.
    Sylvie and Joe get into a discussion about art and artists, they detail what first drew Sylvie to art as a young child growing up in France, and how ultimately 'Sylvie' came to be published.
    Enjoy!
    About Sylvie Kantorovitz

    Sylvie was born in Casablanca in 1960 and grew up in France. She always loved to read and draw, often at the expense of homework. As an author-illustrator, she feels fortunate to be able to do both for work and for fun. In 1980, Sylvie went to New York City for a year and studied at the Art Students League. Back in France, she studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It is during these years that she discovered — or re-discovered — the magic of children’s books. Sylvie moved to the US in her 20s, and now live in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her partner, Barbara Lehman. Barbara is also an author-illustrator of children’s books. Sylvie has illustrated about twenty five books, six of which she has also authored.
    About "Sylvie"

    An affecting portrait of a unique childhood, Sylvie connects the ordinary moments of growing up to a life rich in hope and purpose.
     
    Make sure to check out the NEW Dtalkspodcast.com website!

    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

     
     

    • 43 min
    Episode 219 - Faith (ft. Christopher B. Owen)

    Episode 219 - Faith (ft. Christopher B. Owen)

    Because you've got to have FAITH!
    In this episode of the podcast we do not cover WHAM or anything else George Michael-related. However, we DO talk about the incredible book recently released by noteworthy author, Christopher B. Owen.
    Faith is described as 'a romance beyond belief', it tells the story of Aaron (an atheist) falling in love with Faith (a Christian) and how their friends + family try to keep them apart, a true modern day Romeo & Juliet. 
    On this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Chris and the two of them discuss 'Faith' which leads into a conversation around if we could truly see this type of relationship in the current political climate that we live in. The two also discuss Chris' writer origins and what other projects Chris is working on.
    We couldn't be more delighted to have Chris on the podcast and we look forward to having him back on to discuss his next project.
    Enjoy!
    About Christopher B. Owen

    Christopher B. Owen grew up in Texas where he developed a love for writing at an early age. He studied English Literature and Journalism in college, earning a B.A. in English from the University of Texas Arlington. After college, he worked a long and fruitful career in the aviation field, during which he was able to travel the world and experience many unique places and events that would later inform his writing.
    After retirement, Chris began writing full time, and over the course of the past decade he has seen over forty of his short stories traditionally published in print and online, and is now proud to announce the release of his first two novels, Euro Spree and Faith.
    Chris now lives in Colorado, surrounded by the gorgeous peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which he finds quite an inspiring and tranquil writing locale. He is at work on several new writing projects, and otherwise enjoys hiking the countryside, skiing, playing guitar, gourmet cooking and cocktail hour.
    About Faith

    While working on a routine music video shoot, Aaron Webner falls head over heels for the star of the show, Faith Carlyle. Just one problem, Faith is a devout Christian and the daughter of prominent televangelist Aubrey Carlyle. Quite surprisingly, Aaron and Faith hit it off, despite their seemingly contrasting beliefs. Initially, they keep their relationship on the sly, both from
    Faith’s sanctimonious family and friends, but also from Aaron’s secular world as well. As the tale progresses, however, matters come to a head when Aaron’s atheism is revealed to Faith’s parents.

    Make sure to check out the NEW Dtalkspodcast.com website!

    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

    • 53 min
    Episode 218 - Peeled (ft. Chef Josie Clemens)

    Episode 218 - Peeled (ft. Chef Josie Clemens)

    ORDER UP!!!
    In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes famed Vegan Chef Josie Clemens to the podcast! Joe & Josie discuss her time on Hell's Kitchen, her latest show Peeled (the only 100% Vegan Cooking Competition show!) and discuss how we can all take steps to reduce our environmental impact. 
    Chef Josie was an utter delight to have on the podcast and I cannot wait to have her back on (and I cannot wait to try some of her food!)
    Enjoy!
    About Chef Josie Clemens

    Josie Clemens was one of the 18 contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen: Young Guns, and she stands out for being a vegan chef. Josie is 24 years old from Macomb, Michigan.he is one of the youngest contestants and was a private chef before joining Hell's Kitchen. Josie advocates for vegan cuisine and has a strong stance against using any animal products while cooking. She recently was featured in the UK version of Vegan Life and VegOut magazines. During the season premiere of Hell's Kitchen, the LA-based private chef also revealed she had an everlasting crush on Gordon Ramsey since she was 10 years old. According to her Instagram, it was one of her life goals to have him roast her. It turns out, dreams really do come true.


    About Peeled

    Created by long-time vegan advocate and Vkind Founder Star Simmons, PEELED was conceived to satiate demand for cooking shows that feature the innovative plant-based alternatives that have transformed culinary arts in recent years.  Simmons’ vision for the show sparked the interest of Chef Josie Clemens, whose experience being the first vegan chef to compete in the hit series “Hell’s Kitchen” influenced her decision to join forces with Simmons as co-creator of PEELED.
    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

    • 32 min
    Episode 217 - Big Problems, Little Problems (ft. Ben Feller)

    Episode 217 - Big Problems, Little Problems (ft. Ben Feller)

    Are you feeling frustrated because you spilled your coffee and are now late for work? Is this a big problem or a little problem? These types of questions are what today's guest Ben Feller addresses in his first ever book "Big Problems, Little Problems".
    On this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Ben to the show to discuss his book, how this philosophy can help both parents and their kids, and what Ben's time covering the White House was like.
    Enjoy!
    If you want to read the AP News story Ben referenced in the episode be sure to click below!
    https://www.bet.com/article/x9ctx6/obama-honors-fallen-soldiers-during-pre-dawn-delaware-trip
    About Ben Feller

    Ben Feller is an award-winning writer who covered two presidents and now helps people and organizations tell their own stories. He is also a writing coach, moderator, media adviser and public speaker on parenting, politics and the power of communications.
    A first-time children’s book author, Ben’s most important title – Sam Feller’s dad – is the one that drove him to write Big Problems, Little Problems, a father-son tale about conquering life’s frustrations together.
    The book is built on Ben’s love of parenting, his career in problem-solving and his pride in watching Sam grow up as a compassionate, joyful boy.
    In his first career as a journalist, which spanned 20 years, Ben distinguished himself as one of the finest reporters in the nation. He ultimately served as the Chief White House Correspondent for The Associated Press, a role in which he led presidential coverage for the largest news organization in the world.
    Ben spent more than six years covering President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, traveling aboard Air Force One across the United States and to more than 25 other countries. He often asked the first question at press conferences and was honored as a “master of deadline reporting.”
    About 'Big Problems, Little Problems'

    Big Problems, Little Problems is the story of how a dad teaches his son to solve the daily challenges of life – and, in turn, the surprising ways in which a child can teach a grown-up to remember what is important, too.
    We invite you into this charming picture book about a single dad (a rarity in the picture book world) and his little boy, who turns out to be very wise. From their secret handshake to their mutual problem-solving, this father and son have winning ways.
    Written with lessons that apply to any family with young children, the book is distinctively told from a father’s perspective, and built on how a son and dad listen to and learn from each other. This is a tale of how to conquer frustration no matter what the problem.
     
    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

     

    • 34 min
    Episode 216 - The responsibility of artists (ft. Franklin Killian)

    Episode 216 - The responsibility of artists (ft. Franklin Killian)

    What is the responsibility of artists? What does the role of art play in all humankind? How does a conversation between two people who only met one time get so deep in 60 minutes? All this and more in the latest episode of The DTALKS Podcast!
    In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes actor (and friend) Franklin Killian to the podcast. Joe and Franklin discuss the overall responsibility of the artist in our lives and dissect Franklin's own career as well (including how he's connected to the current Netlfix show Cobra Kai!)
    Enjoy!
    Watch Franklin's show Homeschooled here!
     
    Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

    Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
     
    With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
     
    Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

    The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 
    https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

BBDS09 ,

Joe is awesome!

A fantastic host who asks great questions and really makes his guests think. In the best way! It’s a real joy to listen to his interviews.

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