All too often a prison sentence includes rape. For our guest, TJ Parsell, one prank turned into a four year sentence for armed robbery. At 17, he was gang-raped repeatedly in jail when he should've been at prom. His story includes everything from the most vile acts to the most angelic, leaving you no choice but to care about this issue. Also, we'll find out how jails are run from the inside. How do you protect yourself? Why couldn't he get a guard? How was his burgeoning gay identity affected by jail culture? www.tjparsell.com
This week we have sitcom-writer and adventurer, Kristin Newman, on to talk with Dr. Gluck and Betsy about her wild romps across the world, romancing all sorts of men. While her friends were getting married and having kids, Newman was traveling across the continents and wandering into the beds of beautiful men. American men, how do you rank compared to men from Iceland, Israel and South America? Newman's tale isn't just her own, but a manifesto for women's libido and how men all over the world can fulfill it. www.theotherkristinnewman.com
GluckRadio.com guest Dalton Conley is not just another parenting theorist — he's a scientist. Conley has conducted the most crucial experiments on all aspects of child-rearing, which are all outlined in his fun book, 'PARENTOLOGY.' What he's offering isn't another opinion; it's fact. Why did he give his son the longest recorded name in NYC? And why did he get a vasectomy so his 2 year-old daughter would be smarter? Whether you think he's selfish or brilliant, Conley will help you lay down the groundwork for your own parenting philosophy.
It's a good thing to make a lot of money. It's a great thing to know how to manage it. Judith Panos, Debra Schatzki and Laura Hill of BPP Wealth Management Solutions join GluckRadio.com to talk about what you can do to create financial legacies and ensure prosperity for you and your family for generations. How can you maximize your wealth when it comes to life insurance, taxes, and investment? BPP is paving the way in innovative financial planning, turning old modes into a new approach to money management. www.bppwealth.com
There's more to do, and less time to do it. Guest Brigid Schulte calls this pandemic 'The Overwhelm': the more we check off on our to-do list—on everything from work to leisure to family—the more impossible it seems to manage. What does the information age and an antiquated workplace culture have to do with it? How is your stress affecting your parenting and your health? Why are women happier at work and men happier at home? Brigid explores the pandemic of stress and sees what needs some changing. www.brigidschulte.com
50 isn't the new 40. According to celebrity actress & author, Annabelle Gurwitch, it's still fucking 50. Gurwitch talks about coping with the ongoing crisis of being a middle-aged woman. What happens when men's numbers get replaced by AARP brochures, and you have to deal with botox, dry vagina, and classes with love coaches? Virtually overnight, Gurwitch became so invisible to everyone, she had no choice but to see the humor. What was her midlife crisis like? She fought the fifties honorably, but ended up losing in the funniest (and most poignant) ways. www.annabellegurwitch.com.
It's a taboo topic for even the most tolerant among us: polyamory & open relationships. This week, Dr. Gluck and Betsy welcome Janet Hardy on the show, author of what's become the bible of polyamory, "The Ethical Slut". In a world of so much monogamy and even more temptation, Hardy will help us separate love from possessiveness. After all, despite everything you've been told, what exactly IS wrong with sex in abundance? How do you deal with jealousy? And is opening things up right for you and your partner? www.janetwhardy.com
It seems the only time we hear about adoption is when a celebrity adopts a child from overseas. But for author Susanne Antonetta, her experience with her adopted son from South Korea was not only a distinct form of motherhood, but an examination of family, interracial issues, and love. Is it possible to establish unconditional love despite different genes? And as an adopted child grows up, what sort of questions about identity and self-worth loom large? And you'll be surprised to learn why people adopt. www.suzannepaola.com
This is a story you'll have to hear to believe. Author Liza Monroy hops on GluckRadio.com to talk about her illegal marriage to her gay best friend, Emir, so that he could receive citizenship and escape the severely homophobic Middle East. What makes matters worse is that Liza's mother is an immigration fraud agent for the INS! In addition to her riveting personal story, Monroy calls on us to question our assumptions on marriage, love, and commitment, whether it's in secret or not. www.lizamonroy.com
GluckRadio welcomes stripper and writer, Antonia Crane, to talk about her latest memoir SPENT. Crane went from a small-town girl with a rough childhood to a virile life of stripping, crystal meth and feminism in San Francisco - all of it, her choice. She pulls no punches in talking about what parts of her life felt powerful and what parts felt degrading. How has her personal life meshed with her professional life? What are the hidden sides of the sex industry? And did she ever love a client? www.antoniacrane.com