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The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives. Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are. Come detox with DTALKS.
 
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In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Hellbound. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June of this year. Joe and former DTALKS guest Lara Whitley di…
 
Y'all so much shit goes down on cruises! This week Brandon and I talk about crime on cruises and a few extra strange disappearances. In this episode, we cover the cases of Rebecca Coriam, Amy Bradley, and George Smith. And its bananas! Thank y'all for your continued support. Subscribe and rate on Apple Podcasts and follow @hellboundpod on Instagram…
 
Sarah's back back back again to talk about the spooky & haunted bar in Austin: The Tavern. It's one of the oldest buildings in Austin and was used as a secret bar and brothel way back when. Now, there's lots of paranormal activity and spooky ghosties going on there. Thank y'all for your continued support. Subscribe and rate on Apple Podcasts and fo…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Author, podcast host, and all around amazing human Amy Newmark! She details the history of the Chicken Soup franchise, how she has continued to connect people with stories that make you feel good, and promotes a few upcoming projects. Stories connect us to one another and are a vital part of making a more…
 
Welcome back! Unfortunately we had to take about an unexpected month off. However, we are back just in time for a very timely Halloween-themed episode featuring the wonderfully spooky author Ally Malinenko. Joe and Ally discuss her incredible novel "Ghost Girl", her upcoming book "This Appearing House", and a few other fun Halloween items. Enjoy! A…
 
WE'RE BACK BABY! And spooky season is in full swing. For the first episode of the spooky month, my lovely friend, Jane, joined me to talk about the Warrens! They were paranormal investigators who, while not always ethical, brought the field to mainstream media. Ed kinda sucks though. Follow Jane and Unearthly: History and Paranormal Investigating o…
 
Happy spooky season friends! We're back with another episode and this week we are talking about aliens. The Hill's were an interracial couple in the 60s (icons!!). They were on their way home from vacation when they had a strange encounter that would change their lives forever. Their story set the framework for decades of similar stories to come. T…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back Rajani LaRocca to the show to discuss her latest books "My Little Golden Book About Kamal Harris" & "The Secret Code Inside You". Joe and Rajani discuss the power of education and representation in children's literature and what she hopes kids take away from her latest releases. Enjoy! About Rajani L…
 
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to George Lee aka The Conscious Lee. Lee and Joe discuss the importance of education in today's world, how to motivate people to make the change they seek, and ultimately how we can all make a more inclusive world. Enjoy! About The Conscious Lee Having grown up in the small town of Bryan, Texas, George’s per…
 
Taytay is back this week, but this time in person! He joins me to talk about the murders of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank. Its the subject of one of my all-time favorite musicals, Parade. Also there's a lot of racism and antisemitism in this one, so guard your heart accordingly <3 Resources for Anti-Death Penalty here! Thank y'all for your continued su…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author Chris Baron about the art of writing. Joe and Chris discuss his latest releases, the importance of instilling a love of reading within our kids, and ultimately why Chris writes. It's a fantastic conversation I know you're going to enjoy, cannot wait for Chris to come back on the show! About Chris B…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author Lauren Tarshis to the podcast. Joe and Lauren discuss her famous "I Survived" books, the importance of reading to and with your kids, as well as how to stay focused in these uncertain times. It's a great episode I know you'll enjoy! About Lauren Tarshis LAUREN TARSHIS’ New York…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back WFAA & Dallas' own Dale Hansen. Dale recently announced he was retiring after more than 38 years in broadcasting! Dale discusses his background coming to Dallas, some of his favorite moments over the years, and what he hopes his legacy is. We thank Dale for coming on the show over the years and wish …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Cat H. Bradley to the podcast. Cat is the host of the fantastic "We admitted: the recovering us project" podcast and stops by the show to discuss a whole range of topics. Joe & Cat discuss goodness, our relationship with the world, and how we fully live in our own individual truth. It's a great episode th…
 
A lot of things in this case scream THIS IS AN INSIDE JOB, but was it really? I think most people think Burke probably killed her, but did he really? Or was it Santa Claus all along. This week Sarah and I discuss a few of the major theories about what happened to Jon-Benet. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opp…
 
ITS OUR 100TH EPISODE!! This is crazy and I'm so so thankful for it. Also, Sarah is back this episode, so weeeeee! This week and next week we are talking about Jon Benet because oof is it a biggie. In this episode, we talk about what happened to her and how it all went down. We'll be back next Wednesday to talk about the theories and our thoughts o…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, This is Parenting. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June, 2019. Joe was fortunate enough to be a guest on …
 
Hi Lil Hellions! This week we're talking about a case very close to us, The U.T. Tower Shooting. The 60s was an entirely different time, but it is easy to see how not much has changed in some ways. We're still dealing with mass shootings on a weekly basis and it is exhausting. I hope this episode can shed light on some of the issues we have been fa…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous author Heidi Murkoff. They discuss her book "What to Expect When You're Expecting", how she has grown her brand from one book to an entire "What to Expect" brand, and the current focus on #BumpDay Enjoy! About Heidi Murkoff It all started with a baby and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the id…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to fabulous playwright Jeremy O'Brian. Joe and Jeremy discuss the art of living, what works Jeremy is currently focused on, and how to leave the world a better place. Enjoy! About Jeremy O'Brian O’Brian is a Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. His visceral and imaginative plays seek to …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dr. Deborah Pope about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the EJK Awards, an upcoming documentary, and the importance of representation in children's literature. Specifically representation in books that 'celebrate childhood'. Enjoy! About Dr. Deborah Pope During her tenure as Executive Director, Deborah Pop…
 
This week I had the amazing opportunity to interview Molly Eagan. Molly is a trauma-informed writer, activist, and award-winning investigative journalist. In this episode, we talk about her and Lizzy Hershberger's new book, Behind Blue Curtains. It is a memoir about Lizzy's experience leaving the Amish and coming forward about the abuse she experie…
 
Hi Lil Hellions! A few weeks ago, I recorded an awesome episode with my lovely friend Joe Shaw. Joe hosts DTalks Podcast and After the Encore Podcast and is so incredibly talented. He joined me to talk about the Von Erich family. They were a wrestling family in the 80s in Texas and all but one have died an extremely tragic death. Y'all know I know …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Eric & Julia Lewald responsible for showrunning (either collectively or individually) X-Men: The Animated Series back in the 90's. This series was groundbreaking for it's storytelling style, it's artistic design, and how it laid the foundation for the current Superhero boom we're in the midst of today. En…
 
OOFY Y'ALL. This week we're talking about Kenneka Jenkins, who was found dead in a hotel freezer 24 hours after she went missing. This controversial case has people all over the internet dissecting every aspect and there are many, MANY theories about what happened. Was it an accident and she just wandered in? Was it a cover-up? Was it a murder? I h…
 
. In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Brianna Wu to the show. Joe and Brianna discuss the current political climate heading into the mid-terms, Brianna's previous involvement in the infamous 2014 'Gamergate' controversy, and our biases in Video Games. It's a fascinating conversation you're not going to want to miss. To quickly and easily le…
 
This week we're taking a break from our normal episodes to talk about something extremely important. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the worst nights in American history. The residents of Greenwood were thriving and successful and that was brutally taken away from them. This story is almost never taught in schools, even in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This w…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Tha Reality Is. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in February, 2018. Joe has guested a few different times on …
 
This week's episode is filled with Mormons, cult leaders, and murder. We're going to Utah, and many other places, to talk about Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. It's so crazy and confusing that I literally created a map of everyone in this case. This is a tough one, like they all are, but is definitely interesting to follow. Merch Merch Merch: https:/…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest Jordan Shapiro to discuss his latest book: "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad". Joe and Jordan discuss our old patriarchal way of viewing the world, how systems we've become accustomed to are hurting the progress we're trying to make, and how we can start to build a better world fo…
 
Here's some bonus content for this week! In this episode, my wonderful and talented spooky friend Julie joins me to talk about a cult. They're known as the Children of God, The Family, The Family International, and many other names. They seem all about love, but instead, their teachings encourage child sexual abuse. Be careful with yourselves durin…
 
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH HELLIONS! There's a big lack of boundaries in this one, Lil Hellions. This week we're talking about the mysterious death of beloved actress, Brittany Murphy. Two sudden deaths in the same house within six months raised some red flags. Don't do drugs friends (or at least not the prescription kind). Merch Merch Merch: https://shop.s…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to actor Matt Pascua about the various communities he has in his life and the support each of them provide. On the cusp of Pride Month 2021 Matt talks about the important role the LGBTQ+ community has played in his life. We also discuss the theatre community and our own social community of friends/family. As…
 
We're going back to the 40s for this terrifying and infamous case. This week we're talking about the murder of Elizabeth Short, also known as, The Black Dahlia. It's pretty f*cking horrific so strap in for an awful ride. Merch Merch Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/hellbound-pod/ Join Ms. Patreon, we love her: https://www.patreon.com/hellboundpo…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes the amazingly talented Liz Climo on the podcast to discuss her latest book "You're Dad". Joe and Liz discuss her background as a cartoonist, her long-tenured work on The Simpsons, and how branching out on her own has lead to incredible opportunities. Enjoy! For more information or to buy "You're Dad" clic…
 
Oh boy, another POS man who killed his entire family. It's rough out here. Today we're talking about Jeffrey MacDonald. He was a Green Beret who was convicted of brutally murdering his wife, Colette, and two young daughters, Kimberly and Kristen. And of course, he blamed it on a bunch of tripping hippies who liked the Manson murders. Merch Merch Me…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller to discuss his latest book "Marketing Mess to Brand Success". Joe and Scott discuss the journey from Scott's last book (Management Mess to Leadership Success) to this one, how this book is about leadership more than marketing, and what advice he gives all listeners …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Kyle Gordon, founder of Dillas! Joe and Kyle discuss the origin story for this unique Quesadillas-focused restaurant, Kyle's entrepreneurship background, and how his company has adapted in the era of COVID, and how they're pivoting in 2021. Kyle also points out that he wanted to ensure Dillas was "the com…
 
We're back with the horrifying tale of Jonestown! This week we talk about their move to Guyana, the poor conditions members endured, and the devastating mass murder that followed. This is definitely a rough one, so hang in there folx <3 Merch Merch Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/hellbound-pod/ Join Ms. Patreon, we love her: https://www.patreon…
 
This episode of the podcast is LIVE, Instagram Live to be specific. In fact, former guest of the podcast Nick North, and his wife Katherine joined Joe on an Instagram Live to discuss all the behind-the-scenes details of their newest TV Show - Life Under Renovation. Enjoy this special edition of the podcast and be sure to check out a new episode of …
 
JIMOTHY HOW DARE YOU?? We are talking about The People's Temple/Jonestown this week and it is as wild as I've always thought. Jim Jones took a vulnerable group of people, preached equality, and abused them in every way. In Part 1, we talk all about the temple and their life before Guyana. Next week, we'll be back to talk all about the Jonestown set…
 
In this special episode of the podcast Joe talks to his good friend Nate Cole about his latest album "I Will Guard Your Broken Bones." Joe and Nate discuss what it was like making a record entirely in quarantine, what themes are present throughout the record, and what Nate hopes folks get out of the record. Joe and Nate also discuss other topics wh…
 
We're taking a break from our regular programming to talk about our thoughts following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. We know the story, we saw it happen, so we don't focus too much on his death and more on the aftermath. Let's face it. This isn't justice, its just a murderer being held accountable. Merch Merch Merch: https://shop.spreadsh…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author/illustrator/cartoonist Dana Simpson about her entire body of work AND life in ~45 minutes! Seriously though, Dana Simpson is an incredible person who created the type of cartoon she wanted to read and it has spawned into an amazing project known as "Phoebe and Her Unicorn". Dana and Joe dig into he…
 
Hi Lil Hellions! I am off this week for my 25th birthday (weeee!) This week y'all get an episode from the Patreon feed all about the Free Britney Movement. Brandon and I had a blast recording this and can't wait to be back next week & talk all about Jonestown. Merch Merch Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/hellbound-pod/ Join Ms. Patreon, we love …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to both author Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrator Michelle Mee about their fantastic book Allergic. Joe digs into details about the book, compares his youth to that of Maggie in the book while both Megan & Michelle provide outstanding advice to any aspiring authors/illustrators. It was a fantastic conversati…
 
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