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Gabriela Tavakoli Bailey is an Executive Producer and TV Executive responsible for overseeing some of the most successful and buzzed about shows, including the runaway hit franchise 90 DAY FIANCÉ. Driven by curiosity and love of storytelling, there's never a shortage of people she'd like to learn more about. Her latest project is the podcast, “Tell Us Something We Don't Know,” where she and writer/journalist, Orly Minazad, talk to fascinating people, living extraordinary lives and dive into their origin stories. They unravel the life of a former cult member, the inner workings of narcissists with Dr. Ramani, learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstar with Sonya Deville, reveal secrets with Shahs of Sunset star, GG Gharachedaghi, go behind the scenes with the Director of Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret, Kelly Fremon Craig, get to know Fawn Weaver, the brains behind a billion dollar enterprise, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, and unlock the world of social media influencers. They delve into all walks of life, including their own Persian background with comedian Maz Jobrani. Tune in and listen to these varied stories of hopes, dreams, love lives, failures and triumphs - with lots of laughs in between!

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United States

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Gabriela Tavakoli Bailey is an Executive Producer and TV Executive responsible for overseeing some of the most successful and buzzed about shows, including the runaway hit franchise 90 DAY FIANCÉ. Driven by curiosity and love of storytelling, there's never a shortage of people she'd like to learn more about. Her latest project is the podcast, “Tell Us Something We Don't Know,” where she and writer/journalist, Orly Minazad, talk to fascinating people, living extraordinary lives and dive into their origin stories. They unravel the life of a former cult member, the inner workings of narcissists with Dr. Ramani, learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstar with Sonya Deville, reveal secrets with Shahs of Sunset star, GG Gharachedaghi, go behind the scenes with the Director of Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret, Kelly Fremon Craig, get to know Fawn Weaver, the brains behind a billion dollar enterprise, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, and unlock the world of social media influencers. They delve into all walks of life, including their own Persian background with comedian Maz Jobrani. Tune in and listen to these varied stories of hopes, dreams, love lives, failures and triumphs - with lots of laughs in between!

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English


Episodes

#33: Reza Jackson Reveals his Secrets to Making Viral Videos

2/15/2024
Our guest is the very funny and debonair content creator and comedian Reza Jackson. If you follow him on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve been blessed with his fashion tips, hilarious videos, dance moves, recipes and sculpted chest peeking out of his dress shirts. We discuss his rise to social media stardom and what’s next for him! Reza's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reza_jax?igsh=ZWI2YzEzYmMxYg== Reza's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rezajackson?_t=8jt7NLsRNB0&_r=1 Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:26:33

#32: What You Don't Know About Rwanda

12/14/2023
In this episode we have Emmy award winning executive producer Richard Hall and director Ema Edosio-Deelen. They’ve teamed up for their latest film Bisesero: A Daughter’s Story, which is said to be the first major feature about the tragic events in Rwanda in 1994 told exclusively about and by Africans. Between 500,000 to 800,000 people belonging to the Tutsi minority ethnic group as well as some moderate Hutu and Twa were killed by armed Hutu militias between April 7 and July 15, 1994. Bisesero: A Daughter’s Story will recount the little-known true story of the Bisesero Resistance, in which tens of thousands of Tutsi, led by Birara and his daughter Ephiphane, fight against the better-armed forces trying to exterminate them. This movie is slated for release in 2024, the 30th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Richard's Documentary: https://the600movie.com Ema's Instagram: https://instagram.com/emaedosio?igshid=YTQwZjQ0NmI0OA== Richard's Twitter: https://x.com/puroduca?s=21&t=0wrvQUFKlcdnnCI2WrXfYQ Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:47:49

#31: Escaping a Polygamous Mormon Colony

11/30/2023
Our guest is New York Times bestselling author Ruth Wariner. In her memoir The Sound of Gravel, she writes about growing up in a polygamous Mormon colony named after her grandfather in Mexico. She shares harrowing and unbelievable details about being her father’s 39th child, living in extreme poverty after her father’s murder – and then eventually escaping the colony that was enabling her stepfather’s sexual abuses. She’s here to share her story and the lengths she’s gone through since her escape to raise her younger siblings and heal from her past. Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:07:44

#30: Love & Whiskey

9/28/2023
Fawn Weaver went from being a homeless teenager to being an author and serial entrepreneur who founded Uncle Nearest, the fastest growing American whiskey and bourbon in U.S history. She holds the distinction of being the first non-celebrity Black American woman to spearhead the creation of a billion-dollar enterprise. Fawn shares her unique outlook on life and how she was able to take the story of Uncle Nearest, a slave distiller for Jack Daniel's, and turn it into a company that will seal Uncle Nearest's legacy. Fawn's Instagram: https://instagram.com/fawn.weaver?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:11:55

#29: Peace by Chocolate

8/24/2023
Tareq Hadhad grew up in Syria where his father ran a successful chocolate factory. His father’s livelihood was crumbled and destroyed due to the war. Tareq and his family eventually made their way to Canada where they re-established their chocolate business, Peace by Chocolate, and recreated the chocolates they once exported across the Middle East. Their story has turned into an international phenomenon not only because of their immense success but Tareq's avid community activism inspired by his love for his native home, his adopted home and of course, for chocolates! Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:30:23

#28: Life as a Surrogate

8/10/2023
Sam Mathews and her husband Dan have a huge following on Instagram and TikTok called Wearedanandsam where they talk about their journey with surrogacy. Sam already has 2 children and is done having kids of her own. But, she loves helping other families by being a surrogate - and believes this is her calling in life. In this episode we explore the business of surrogacy, the controversies, nuances, emotional and physical drawbacks and ultimately, the exceptional reward of helping a couple build a family. Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:58:23

#27: GG from Shahs of Sunset PART 2

6/22/2023
PART 2 of GG's interview. Be sure to check out PART 1 (posted on June 15th). Golnesa Gharachedaghi also known as GG starred in Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset for 9 seasons. Her contagious spirit and omg moments had so much buzz in the television world and opened the gates of controversy, especially in the Persian community, where talking openly about drug use and sex is generally so taboo. Outside the TV world, Golnesa is also a businesswoman who has her own cannabis line called Wusah as well as sex toy line, called Intimately GG. In this episode, we talk to Golnesa about her personal and professional life, raising a 3 year old after an IVF journey and some secrets of her past and present. GG's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gg_golnesa/?hl=en Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:36:57

#26: GG from Shahs of Sunset PART 1

6/15/2023
Golnesa Gharachedaghi also known as GG starred in Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset for 9 seasons. Her contagious spirit and omg moments had so much buzz in the television world and opened the gates of controversy, especially in the Persian community, where talking openly about drug use and sex is generally so taboo. Outside the TV world, Golnesa is also a businesswoman who has her own cannabis line called Wusah as well as sex toy line, called Intimately GG. In this episode, we talk to Golnesa about her personal and professional life, raising a 3 year old after an IVF journey and some secrets of her past and present. GG's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gg_golnesa/?hl=en Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:44:17

#25: How to get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6/8/2023
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an iconic LA landmark that attracts millions of tourists each year from all over the world. But how did it start and how does it work exactly? Nicole Mihalka served as the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and tells us exactly what it takes to get on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and why it means so much to the stars who've made it on. https://instagram.com/thebrokernicole?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:40:21

#24: What Your Dreams Mean

6/1/2023
Our dreams can be wild. Ever wonder if there is some deeper meaning behind them? And what about recurring dreams? Dr. Helen Marlo joins us to break down dreams as well as understand precognitive dreams. She's a Clinical psychologist, Jungian psychoanalyst and Dean of the School of Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University. She's also the co-author of the book, The Spiritual Psyche in Psychotherapy: Mysticism, Intersubjectivity, and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Marlo's website: https://helenmarlophd.com/ Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:40:39

#23: Finding Love with Matchmaker, Brandan Rader

5/25/2023
If you've been looking for love in all the wrong places, it's time to meet matchmaker extraordinaire, Brandan Rader. He's the owner of Brandan Rader Consulting and has a 90% success rate helping clients find their happily ever after. After years of research, education and mentorship under Patti Stagner, he's really honed in on what makes a relationship thrive. He breaks down the secrets to finding love and gives really specific tips on making connections as well as the do's and don'ts of dating. Brandan's Instagram: https://instagram.com/brandanraderofficial?igshid=ZWQyN2ExYTkwZQ== Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:10:56

#22: First Major Leaguer to Drop His Pants in a Game

5/18/2023
Steve Lyons has played for various teams including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves. You may know him as the "Moon Man" for being the first major leaguer to drop his pants in a game, but Steve Lyons was also one of the most versatile players in MLB history. Having played all 9 defensive positions in a single game, Steve Lyons is a man of many firsts in his career. We talk to him about the personal and professional struggles surrounding the life of a pro athlete, how he earned the nickname Psycho and his post baseball career as a Fox Broadcaster. Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:59:23

#21: A Beautiful Death: Dr. Dawn Gross

5/11/2023
Dr. Dawn Gross believes death should be part of your everyday casual dinner table conversation. A physician scientist, she transitioned to hospice and palliative medicine after her father's death inspired her to care and guide others in their grief process. She believes in quality over quantity and is on a mission to revolutionize how we treat and prepare for our own or our loved one's death by first simply talking about what we want. To hear more about her approach, you can listen to her podcast Dying to Talk airing soon. www.dyingtotalk.com Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:22:13

#20: Dr. Murad: Father of Internal Skincare

5/4/2023
Murad skincare products were on everyone's wish list growing up. And for good reason. Its mastermind, Dr. Howard Murad joins us to share his incredible journey from fleeing Baghdad in 1946, to how he came to create the Murad Skincare line and foster a life of happiness and overall health to battle stress and negativity. https://drhowardmurad.com/ Dr. Murad's Inspirations on the App Store (apple.com) Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:41:30

#19: Korean-American Food & Health Influencer: Kat Chao

4/27/2023
Food & Health influencer KAT CHAO joins us to talk about how she overcame her toxic relationship with food and the damage diet culture has on young women. She uses her platform on TikTok and Instagram to share really great, foolproof recipes with easy to find ingredients even the most culinary-challenged can make. We talked about her personal journey to mental and physical well being, her recent trip to Korea and how she gets her picky kid to eat! Kat's Instagram & TikTok: https://instagram.com/katchaomeow?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.tiktok.com/@katchaomeow?_t=8bnjtPTkyeB&_r=1 Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:59:39

#18: Celebrity Make-Up Artist: Molly R. Stern

4/20/2023
Molly Stern is one of Hollywood's most beloved make-up artists. And after talking to her, we see why. She works from the inside out to enhance her client's beauty and confidence to create any look from natural, to red-carpet glamorous to enchanting like her incredible work on A Wrinkle in Time. She's been nominated for an Emmy twice for her work on HBO's Big Little Lies where she worked with her long time client and close friend Reese Witherspoon. She joins us to talk about how she got started in the industry, what she's learned about the reality of beauty, and what being a make-up artist actually entails. Molly's instagram: https://instagram.com/mollyrstern?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Molly's favorite products! -Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool -Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar -Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa water and wipes -Skin Prep pads by Retrove are wonderful for a mellow bi-weekly re-surface/exfoliation -Pholk Beauty Rose Face Mist -Bio Oil -Epicurean All in One Serum -Saint Jane Detox Oil Serum -Natura Bisse moisturizer -Diamond Glycol Extreme Peel (Natura Bisse) -Diamond Ice-Lift Mask (Natura Bisse) -L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara -Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation -Matte lipstick - NARS powermatte Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:21:31

#17: Don't You Know Who I Am: Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

4/13/2023
Today's guest is Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Ramani Durvasula. If you don't know her from her incredibly engaging podcast, Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani, you've seen her dropping wisdom on Red Table Talk, Good Morning America, Surviving R. Kelly and even talking Kendall Jenner through her anxiety. She joins us to discuss her latest book DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? HOW TO STAY SANE IN AN ERA OF NARCISSISM, ENTITLEMENT, AND INCIVILITY where we learn about not just the inner workings of narcissists but how they influence and affect those around them. Dr. Ramani’s Monthly Healing Program https://doctor-ramani.teachable.com/p/taking-yourself-back-healing-from-narcissistic-antagonistic-relationships Dr. Ramani’s Podcast Navigating Narcissism https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/navigating-narcissism-with-dr-ramani/id1629909313 Dr. Ramani’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Qixc77KhCo88E5muxUjmA Dr. Ramani’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doctorramani/ Dr. Ramani’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/doctorramani Dr. Ramani’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@doctorramani Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:12:49

#16: Boldly Go

4/6/2023
Co-Author & Director, THE Joshua Brandon (not the male escort) joins us to discuss how he collaborated with the legend, William Shatner on BOLDLY GO - a collection of essays about the actor's incredible life, insatiable curiosity and love for small miracles we take for granted every day. When we weren't disagreeing on the universe's power of interconnectivity, we talk about Brandon's journey from Australia to pursue writing in LA, his movie A THOUSAND LITTLE CUTS and its feminist message for men, and his upcoming thriller, BLACK BAGS, that comes out on April 11th. @THEJoshBrandon Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:49:27

#15: The American Dream: Dr. Yafa Minazad (Orly’s Sister!)

3/30/2023
Our special guest today is Orly's big sister, Yafa Minazad. Yafa is a Neurologist based in Pasadena, CA where she lives her best life changing the lives of her epilepsy patients and drinking wine with her new dreamy husband. We spoke with her about her journey leaving Iran at the age of 19 in the midst of war, struggles she overcame to pursue the "American Dream," reinventing herself after divorce, and her thoughts about Orly being her parents' favorite. Full disclosure, Orly wrote this intro. Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:01:15:51

#14: Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Say I Won’t

3/23/2023
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes broke the internet 16 years ago with her viral stand up clip on Youtube called Nail Salon. She became an overnight comedy queen and was immediately cast on MAD TV (infamous Bon Qui Qui sketch) and has since taped six comedy specials and published a book called WHO DO I THINK I AM. She joins us with her husband, musician and host of the podcast NIGHTS AT THE ROUNDTABLE, Manwell Reyes. Together they've been a creative force and here to tell us about reaching their personal and professional goals, becoming parents and their latest life ventures. Anjelah debuts her 6th comedy special, “Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Say I Won’t,” on YouTube on May 14, 2023 Anjelah's Instagram: https://instagram.com/anjelahjohnson?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Manny's Instagram: https://instagram.com/manwellreyes?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Stay up to date with Tell Us Something We Don’t Know on Instagram https://instagram.com/tuswdk?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE= You can contact us at info@tellussomethingwedontknow.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts - thank you!

Duration:00:59:53