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 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Guests include DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Mary TrumpAlyssa MilanoBilly BaldwinCharlotte ClymerKathy Griffin, Gloria Allred, Kristen Johnston, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kirk AcevedoJeff Kober, Jen 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 two bonus What's Up? shows per week after the free shows. They're kind of like my online diary--rants, epiphanies and sometimes I talk about politics. It's just whatever I'm feeling/thinking at that moment. 

Sign up for the $8 tier to get ad-free shows with a much shorter intro. 

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?)

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 HERE

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.

The Start Me Up podcast is part of the DemCast network.

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