But first, a note from ournon-sponsor Tylenol 3: You’re in for a real treat this week! Susana showed up to our recording session high off her ass on her post op medication, amped up about her case and unable to consistently speak directly into the mic. You should expect an increased disregard for pronunciation as well as an array of Mother F bombs.
***Trust us, it was enough that we’re considering censorship for future episodes.
First up, our post-op podcaster takes a deep dive into the clusterF*%k handling of the Vanessa Guillen case. Vanessa had a life long dream of serving her country in the military and was happy to take up a post at Fort Hood only to have her dreams destroyed at the hands of a selfish and sadistic fellow soldier. Her mother, Gloria, isn’t taking her death lying down and we’re the newest members of her fan club.
Then we discuss invisibility …..no we aren’t hoping for a revival of the fantastic 4, we’re in fact delving into the serious issue of the invisibility of minority women to people in positions of authority. Specifically, we’re discussing the case of Sarah Butler and why her death could’ve been prevented if a certain predator didn’t see black women as expendable and law enforcement didn’t double down on that notion by their complete inaction.
We stumbled into a theme because in both cases families are seeking justice for the lives of their daughters snuffed out at the hands of ain’t s*#t men.
It’s the heavy episode you never knew you needed. Buckle up!
Check out the links to the vice documentary mentioned as well as a petition to help the cause below:
*The two topics in this episode got us both pretty heated and without realizing it I ( humble blogger Shaunelle) started speaking a little too fast.
The first story is enough to take you back to those turbulent tween (are these still a thing?) / teen days. With misunderstood intentions and lots of jealousy it’s enough to make you wonder whether or not you’re reading an entry in that diary we all know you had. Unfortunately, the frenemies of this story don’t just drift apart and go on to cyber stalk each other on Instagram …… this frenemy story ends in murder.
For our next story we strongly recommend a drink, or 10 because only complete inebriation can help you process the absolute dumpster fire of a human that is Rachel’s Jackass ex-man. His unforgiveable betrayal and a woman’s quest for justice are all unpacked at the link above or wherever you get your podcast fix.
***please also enjoy the links to the performers I mentioned at the start of the episode as well as my pronunciation of the word prosecution .
Susana demanded she go first this week and I can’t blame her. She has a short but disturbing story of 2 fated cell mates. Like it’s not enough that young Shane Goldsby and his sister were victims of abuse but he was trapped in a cell with a known abuser. The story gets worse, if you could believe it.
Today we also have our first Clueless Criminal in the books. Jessica was ready to kill for her dream of being a model….unfortunately for Jessica the only runway she would be walking down was the aisle at the courthouse. If you miss all the other episodes listen to this one! It’s more than worth it !!!
They’re just like your favorite celebrity couples: Brad and Jen, Brad and Angelina …hell, Brad and anyone really (poor Brad, we love you! Call us) and you know what they had in common with them ? Their relationship didn’t end well either. That may be the understatement of the year if you factor in the controlling nature of one half of this dynamic duo and their callus approach to an act that would, quite frankly, rattle the steadiest of hands.
Then we’ll be taking a look at the crimes of one nurse who was obviously absent on “bedside manner day”. To be honest she was probably also absent during “don’t be an opportunistic asshole” day too. I digress, it’s a lot.
It’s the first official episode of our new podcast!!!!! Can you tell we’re a little excited ?
On today’s episode we are going to delve into the world of literal crappy parenting with Mark Redwine who will, not only, make you re-evaluate your parenting style but also your dietary choices. This ain’t the food network so please don’t try his recipe at home.
We’ll also be chatting about a certain NYC Governor who, by all accounts, has been a victim of a time lapse and thinks it’s ok to be inappropriate with his employees. Newsflash! using your position and power to assert dominance has never been ok !!!!!
That may mean it’s burning up in flames but we don’t care.
On this, the eve of our official launch, I just want to prepare you for what’s about to happen….
Firstly pronunciation is subjective over here. It’s hard to unlearn things like a native tongue so be ready for questionable vowels and lots of Tringlish (Trinidadian English). If you’re interested I will set up a podcast dictionary anytime I accidentally slip into what’s most familiar. Additionally, neither of us can pronounce our podcast name well so that’s a treat you can expect regularly.
For this teaser I just wanted to let you know why I’m the most qualified person to chat your ear off about various scandals and Susana gives a shout out to her adorable motivators i.e. her daughters Emma and Karen. We’re ready to try something new, scary and exciting. We hope you’re in for the ride. buckle up cuz we don’t know where we’re going or how to get there.
Susana and I (Shaunelle, a.ka. your humble blogger) are in for a change of pace. Tired of the rinse repeat humdrum of everyday life we figured out, after kind of surviving the pandemic (***it’s still going on so we can’t call it a win yet), that life is NOT about just existing. After very little consideration, we very quickly realized that we enjoy crime (as macabre as it sounds) and we are always riled up about the latest injustice. The reality is that we would be talking anyway, we always have tonnes to say and we figured if we’re gonna watch it and talk about it, why not bring it to the people?!!!!
We also have a pretty compelling reason for wanting to make it big and her name is Boni. Boni is a Pomeranian, who by a series of comical, and quite frankly fortunate for her, events resulted in her being adopted by me. Boni has a host of medical issues that I won’t bore you with out gate but needless to say she puts the expense in expensive and we need to hustle hard to pay her way to wellness. What she lacks in frugality she makes up for by being the most adorable dog on the planet and therefore I had no choice but to save her.
Things to note :
We plan to release new episodes weekly
We would love to hear from you in our DM’s, on this site or via email
If you ever have a case you’d like us to cover feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you
We aren’t professionals but we aren’t going to let that stop us