Kimberley A. Johnsonis creating a podcast
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Guests include Alyssa Milano, Charlotte Clymer, Kathy Griffin, Gloria Allred, Kristen Johnston, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kirk Acevedo, Jen Kirkman, Diedrich Bader, Feminist Next Door, Dr. Leah Torres, Sarah Kendzior, Molly Jong-Fast, Glenn Kirschner, Holland Taylor, Lizz Winstead, Khary Penebaker, Cheri Jacobus, Steve Schmidt, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Connie Schultz, Author Julian E. Zelizer, anti-racism expert Tim Wise, Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh, and more.
Start Me Up is an independent podcast and my loyalty is to the truth, not corporate sponsors or network executives.
Whether it's about sex, politics, body image, creativity or entertaining banter, SMU isn’t just any other podcast, it's for anyone who wants to listen to compelling conversations about current events and controversial topics.
The show's format is an easy-going casual style with a strong emphasis on left-leaning political issues, as well as frank discussions about sex, more than a few spirited rants, and interviews with prominent political pundits.
Patrons who sign up for the $5 tier get at least two bonus podcasts a month. Bonus shows cover the same general topics but have a more personal feel. Some shows will be serious, others fun, some will be a mix and they'll have that extra little something I don't share on the free shows.
But wait! There's more!
SMU isn't just about politics, I also interview actors about their craft. I draw inspiration from the kinds of questions asked on the BRAVO series Inside the Actors Studio, with a hint of Marc Maron's style on his WTF podcast. (Don't you want to become a patron and support the show?)
Ongoing guests/co-hosts: Steph Walton, Sarah Wood & Greg Olear.
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I'm an author and an activist for women’s rights, a former contributor Huffpo and now I have a Patreon writing site. Use this link to read my blog posts. I'm the Director of Media and Public Relations Spokesperson for the national advocacy group We Are Woman. My books include Peyton's Choice, American Woman: The Poll Dance and The Virgin Diaries. I portrayed a police officer on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives for seven years. I'm also a former spinster, but will always be a crazy cat lady.
Steph Walton is running for City Council in Oakland, California. Support her campaign HERE
The Start Me Up podcast is part of the DemCast network.