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The Art of Sideshow with Le Strange Sideshow!

Our "Art of..." series on The Random Riff: A Podcast About Anything continues this week with an amazing interview! Human Blockhead, Bed of Nails, Broken Glass, Human Pincushion, if any of these terms intrigue or entice you, you won't want to miss The Art of Sideshow! Joining us this week are Aliska Wolfbane, Salem and Lita Deadly of Le Strange Sideshow from San Antonio, Texas! Join us as we learn about the heart stopping wonders of the sideshow tradition!


The Art of Art

This week we take a look at a very special topic. The Art of Art is a small glimpse into the world of artistic creation! Listen in as we are joined by a very special guest for our discussion on The Art of Art. Lauren Walker of Scaled Strangelings joins us and gives us her thoughts on art, shares her history in various mediums and inspires us with her work. Take a listen and enjoy!


The Art of Podcasts

This week we begin a new series. "The Art of..." will explore various mediums, communities talents and more and explore the talented people who are part of this amazing work! On this first episode of the series we explore the art of podcasting. What is it? How did it begin? How did The Random Riff come to be and what are each of our unique stores in this journey? All of this as well as a #teamsilky update as we find out what is happening with our friend Silky Ganache, a fabulous contestant...


The Art of Self Care

This week we remember Luke Perry, Keith Flint of The Prodigy and professional wrestler King Kong Bundy, who all passed this week. In a time of loss we are also reminded of the need for self care. To that end we simply take the time to have an intimate but powerful discussion on the need to take care of ourselves and to remind ourselves of our own value. Our hope as you listen in is that you will be encouraged to remember that you are someone of great worth and someone who brings light to...


The Phenomenon of Celebrity

Join us this week as we walk the red carpet and recap the 2019 Academy Awards. Who did the Oscars go to? Who looked great on the red carpet? What surprises did the evening have? Then we discuss the phenomenon of celebrity and what it really means! What is fame? How does one acquire it? What are its advantages and pitfalls? All of this and more on this week's show!


Bucket Lists and Their Importance, Grammy's, BAFTAs and an Intro to Drag!

This week we discuss bucket lists. What are they? Why are they important? We also take a look at the results of the Grammy's, the BAFTA's and Jaime gives us an introduction into the world of drag! We also discuss our opinions on sequels and live action remakes of Disney films. It is another fun night of conversation here on The Random Riff!


Roller Derby: A Crash Course

This week we talk about a topic near and dear to our hearts! We are talking ROLLER DERBY! Buttercup and Leslie "Honky Tonka" Jones share their experieinces playing this unique sport, I share my experiences as a derby announcer and how it has taken me around the world and together we introduce Jaime and you the listener into this work we love. Also find out if we were able to figure out a roller derby name for Jaime. All of this on this weeks episode of The Random Riff!


Guilty Pleasures!

This week get to know a bit about us as we discuss guilty pleasures! What are those things we might feel sheepish that we like? Or are we just flat out embracing the strange, quirky or downhright unique things we love! Tune in to find out. We will also be discussing the 2019 SAG Awards, seeing who won and who is on a hot streak headed to the Academy Awards. In addition we review the documentary They Shall Not Grow Old as well as take a look at M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Glass. All...


Media In 2019: Growing, Adapting, Changing

This week we discuss the ways in which news media and other media forms have grown, adapted and changed over the years. For the better? For worse? That is truly the question. For our thoughts check out our roundtable discussion. We also take a look at the 2019 Academy Award Nominations. It is a diverse and truly talented field of actors, directors, films and others that are vying for the golden Oscar statuette. We also give our thoughts on the Fyre Festival documentaries on Netflix and...


The Culture of Superheroes

This week I am joined by my nephews Tomas and Andres and we talk superheroes! What makes a great superhero? Who are our favorites and what qualities makes them great? We also share our thoughts on DC's Aquaman film. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the latest episode of The Random Riff!


The 2019 Golden Globes, A Recap!

Awards season in the movie industry is underway and Jaime and I discuss the Golden Globes! After what was a stunning night of recognition we have a lot of things to discuss and share. Who won, who said what, who inspired and who gave us great laughs? We also share what our award moments have been in our lives and relive them for you. As the event that sets the path to the Academy Awards, the 2019 Golden Globes did not disappoint in the least! Sit back, take a listen and enjoy our latest...


Movie Mania in The New Year!

This week is all about movies, movies, movies here on The Random Riff! Sergio, Leslie and Jaime discuss favorite movies and why. They also discuss the movies they would be okay with never seeing again. Join them as they also discuss two movies that should make a splash during this years awards season. First up is The Mule, directed by and starring the legendary Clint Eastwood. Then, they discuss the period piece The Favorite, starring Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman! Grab your...


A Look Back, A Look Forward and Reverse Resolutions!

This week we have a "fireside chat" as Buttercup, Leslie, Jaime and I discuss the holiday season, the year that was and reverse resolutions! Not sure what a reverse resolution is? That's ok, we will teach you on tonight's episode of our show!


A New Start, Remembering Penny Marshall and Popeye's Has a Plan

It's a special week here at The Random Riff. We embark on a new journey featuring a roundtable format. Meet the new roundtable panel and then join us as we remember actor/comedian/film director Penny Marshall and discuss her life and legacy and the mark she left on the entertainment industry. We also discuss Popeye's "Emotional Support Chicken" campaign (yes, you read that correctly) and its relation to the recent topic of emotional support animals. We are off to an exciting and fresh...


911 Dispatchers: A Tribute to Heroes in Headsets

On this latest episode of The Random Riff we learn more about 911 Dispatching and the amazing people who fill this role. Joining me on tonight's episode is Will "Showtime" Blanton, a 27 year veteran of 911 dispatching who currently serves as a Communications Training Officer and Senior Recruiter for his agency in Florida. On the panel as well is Trina Boskat, an Emergency Dispatcher with the New Braunfels Police Department here in Texas. Together they give great insight into the unique and...


Understanding Yoga

I am joined this week by my friend Fae Cain Deezy (aka Willa Shankspear, formerly of Hurricane Alley Roller Derby), owner and founder of Namaste FITness in Corpus Christi, Texas. We discuss the origins of yoga, some of its types and overall benefits. If you have ever been curious about this unique practice, take a listen and get a glimpse into this amazing practice!


Anthony Bourdain, A Tribute

On this episode of The Random Riff we take a look back and celebrate the life of chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain. If you are struggling with depression please note the following resources that are available for help: Warmlines.org will provide you contact information for "warmlines" where you can find someone to speak to when you are under high stress. The organization To Write Love On Her Arms can be reached via text by sending "twloha" to 741741 to text with someone. Hotlines such as...


Avengers: Infinity War Review (SPOILERS GALORE!)

On this episode we review Avengers: Infinity War and be warned it is SPOILER LADEN! If you have seen it great, if you have not then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Find out our thoughts on the film, its story, its production aspects, the acting and so much more!


Avengers: Infinity War Pre-Party!!!

Join me as we discuss the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in preparation for Infinity War!


Today's Topic, Movie Remakes - Yes or No?

On tonight's episode we explore the topic of movie remakes. Are they needed? Which have been good, which have been bad? We will also review the remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis. Join the conversation here on The Random Riff!