Kimberley A. Johnson

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This tier offers "What's Up?" -- which is a show just for patrons after every free show on Mondays and Wednesdays--me talking about whatever is on my mind at that moment.

You'll also have access to bonus content for patrons-only that has a more personal feel. Sometimes I fly solo and talk about dating stories from when I was single, other times I may rant about patriarchy or I may comment on what's going on in the news. Most of the time a co-host joins me. These shows will be posted at least twice per month.

About Kimberley A. Johnson

The Start Me Up podcast is posted Mondays and Wednesdays.

Guests include Mary TrumpAlyssa Milano, Charlotte ClymerKathy Griffin, Gloria Allred, Kristen Johnston, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kirk AcevedoJen KirkmanDiedrich Bader,  Feminist Next Door, Dr. Leah Torres, Sarah KendziorMolly Jong-FastGlenn KirschnerHolland TaylorLizz WinsteadKhary Penebaker,  Cheri Jacobus, Steve SchmidtPulitzer 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.

Part of Stephanie Miller Sexy Liberal Podcast  Network.

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 WaltonSarah WoodGreg Olear.
You can help keep commercials at a minimum by becoming a patron.

Sign up for the standard monthly amounts, or if you're feeling the love, you can sign up for more. It's completely up to you.

***Make a one time Paypal payment using the (authorkimberley at outlook dot com) email address. (Don't forget the extra "e" at the end of my name.)

Please also subscribe to Start Me Up on iTunes HERE

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 ChoiceAmerican 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.

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