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    Moni and Kat review the documentary "Butterfly in the Sky"

    12 JUN 2024 · In this special episode, the ladies take a deeply personal look at the documentary "Butterfly in the Sky," which chronicles the fascinating history of the beloved children's television series "Reading Rainbow." Join them as they delve into the origins, impact, and legacy of this iconic show that has inspired generations of young readers. Hosted by the documentary's co-creators, the documentary also features heartfelt interviews with LeVar Burton, the charismatic and dedicated host of "Reading Rainbow," as well as insights from the creative team and some of the children involved in the making the show. Discover how "Reading Rainbow" revolutionized children's programming by combining captivating storytelling with educational content, and how it became a cultural phenomenon that encouraged a love of reading in millions of children. *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Dedication: To our patrons as always!! We love you! Moni: To all my May and June Bdays boos , the summer, rainbows and to reading! Kat: To PRIDE month and anyone brave enough to claim ownership of their own bodies.  About the Levar Burton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeVar_Burton https://www.levarburtonpodcast.com About the documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15358498/ **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!  
    59m 17s
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    Moni & Kat review "The Other Significant Other" by Rhaina Cohen

    5 JUN 2024 · Welcome back to the F.A.B. podcast, where the ladies dive into Rhaina Cohen's thought-provoking book, "The Other Significant Other." Cohen, a producer and editor for NPR's Enterprise Storytelling unit and a former producer for Hidden Brain, brings her expertise in narrative journalism and social science to explore the depths of non-romantic but deeply significant relationships. In "The Other Significant Other," Cohen challenges conventional ideas of partnership and companionship by highlighting the profound connections that can exist between friends and family members. Drawing on real-life examples, Cohen reveals how platonic partnerships can offer the same level of commitment, support, and emotional intimacy as romantic relationships. Join Moni and Kat as they explore these themes and more. Don’t miss this captivating exploration of "The Other Significant Other" by Rhaina Cohen. Tune in now! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Dedication: To our patrons!! Love you!! Moni:To my amazing, funny, smart and beautiful daughter who just turned 10.  Also to my husband who made her possible. Also shout ot to my lovely sister in-law and husbands  Kat:The "Truth of Freedom" exhibit at Newfileds. One if my paintings will be included in the event!! About the book and author: https://www.rhainacohen.com/ :https://www.npr.org/people/521077630/rhaina-cohen **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    1h 6m 48s
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    Happy Pod-iversary! Welcome to Season 4!

    29 MAY 2024 · Welcome back to the FAB podcast! This week our hosts catch up from the busy holiday weekend. They discuss Moni's  trip to ATL attending the illustrious Spelman University graduation for her oldest sister-friend's daughter's graduation, where she saw THE Angela Bassett and Kentanji Brown. They also talk about the infamous alliteration heard around the world by congresswoman Jasmine Crockett, and their 4 year pod-iversary! Moni and Kat also help listeners figure out if they are a$$holes by answering listener letters. Sit back and enjoy another fun episode of the show. Cheers! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Dedication: To our patrons as always!! We love you! Moni: To my son celebrating his 12th bday!! Kat: To Jasmine Crockett for gathering MTG! **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    1h 3m 9s
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    Moni and Kat review: The MET Gala

    22 MAY 2024 · Join Moni and Kat this week as they delve into the glittering world of the MET Gala, tracing its origins back to 1948 when it began as a modest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Discover how Anna Wintour's visionary leadership since 1995 transformed the event into a global cultural phenomenon, intricately tied to the opening of the Costume Institute's annual exhibition. The ladies will explore the meticulous planning behind the scenes, iconic themes and moments that have shaped its legacy, and fun trivia like the strict "no selfie" policy. Plus, our hosts will share and discuss some of their favorite looks from this year and past Galas. Tune in to learn how the MET Gala continues to push boundaries at the intersection of fashion, art, and celebrity. Cheers! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Dedication: To our patrons as always, thank you!! Moni: To Nic, my sister-friend since 9 years old, and her amazing daughter Kache', who recently graduated from the iconic HBCU Spelman College!! Congrats and I love you both! Kat: To Gou Pei https://www.guopei.com for her impecable taste and style! Guopei documentary: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DTkobOm1Yx0o&ved=2ahUKEwjYxO7hyaGGAxXB4ckDHZbtA9MQwqsBegQIJRAG&usg=AOvVaw2BkIpNBPbxDDHu0ftQIEV4 Notes: First Monday in May Documentary (MET GALA):http://www.magpictures.com/thefirstmondayinmay/ **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    49m 52s
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    Moni and Kat fake a Mother's Day episode

    16 MAY 2024 · Welccome Back! Sorry it's late, but Moni and Kat deservea break because Mother's Day.
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    F.A.B. Podcast Live at Pop Con Indy!

    8 MAY 2024 · Welcome back!! This week Moni and Kat recorded live from PopCon Indy to explore the overall popularity of comic books and their impact on pop culture. Tune in as the ladies discuss iconic characters from the DC and Marvel Universe, like Wonder Woman, Storm and the X-Men. If you're a fan of the show, you already know Star Trek made an appearance in the conversation!! Sit back and enjoy this fun and relevant conversation exploring the ways comic books open up our minds and help us process, and sometimes change, the world around us! Cheers! Dedication: To our patrons for your continued support! Thank you! Moni:  To Chris Spangle, friend of the show and creator of IN Podcasters network in Indy, which hosts quarterly podcast meetups at Switchboard, a local co-working space in Fountain Square. Our opportunity to participate in PopCon is a result of being involved with that organization and connecting with Brandon Peters. Special shout out to fellow ambassador and podcaster,  Brandon Peters for the opportunity to be a part of PopCon Indy. Thank you! Kat: To my baby cousin Kelley who will have a new baby very soon (follow her board game podcast Variance Hex https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvarianthex.com%2Fpodcast&e=AT1C3KeQaMp-6cyPdtIyqZS18l7UOWnUCbNaSgCT1FNfzbGkVN8-TB4gKCXWA93hkTpfvpq0S1OPWzspEBZUfvjUzWvRa32v-ay_a8o) and to  X-Men 97 which I love! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    46m 48s
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    F.A.B. Podcast Live at Middle Ground Comedy Fest

    1 MAY 2024 · Welcome back to Fake Ass Book Club!!  Join the ladies as they take center stage at the Middle Ground Comedy Festival in Indy. In this special live episode, they're diving into the heart of comedy as they explore the theme of friendship in the comedy world, inspired by their own friendship. The F.A.B. podcast offers an inside look into the comedy world, taking you behind the scenes and unpacking what friendship looks like in a sometimes competitive field. Their lineup of hilarious comedians will share their insights on comedy influences and inspiration, recount tales of mentors who shaped their careers, and discuss the challenges and triumphs of making friends in the competitive world of comedy. In true F.A.B. fashion, expect plenty of laughs, unexpected revelations, and maybe even a few surprises along the way!!  Sit back relax and join Moni and Kat for another heartfelt and hilarious episode. Cheers! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. This show is for entertainment purposes only.* Dedication: Patrons, thank you!! Also to Middle Ground Comedy Fest and Black Circle for including us in the show and making us feel welcome. Moni: To K.C. https://dangerbrewer for helping with live show production (Happy Birthday!! )and to all of our fabulous guests!! (listed below) Kat: To Kat's son who is graduating from college May 4th!!  (Side dedication to Sex and the City) Guests on the show: Tennah Mcdonald https://horchatadelrey Dwight Simmons https://www.instagram.com/dwight__simmons/ https://www.instagram.com/dwight__simmons/ Deon Curry https://brightfame4 **Stranger than Fiction: We got to do a live show!!! 🤯🙌🏽💜🥰🥂🤩 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!  
    1h 6m 17s
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    Another Fake A$$ Episode

    24 APR 2024 · No book, just fakeness. This week, our hosts are flipping the script and giving you a taste of the unscripted conversations and preparations that fuel the podcast.  From spontaneous laughs to thought-provoking tangents, this episode captures some of the fun that happens when the mics are off. So kick back, relax, and join the ladies for another episode of the Fake Ass Book Club! Cheers! Dedication: To our patrons and listeners, THANK YOU!!  *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    52m 16s
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    Moni and Kat Review "Behind the Seams: My life in rhinestones" by Dolly Parton

    17 APR 2024 · Welcome back, this week Moni and Kat review "Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones" by Dolly Parton. A beautiful celebration of Dolly Parton’s iconic sense of style through entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archive Dolly Parton shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she developed her own, distinctly Dolly style, which has defied convention and endeared her to fans around the world. *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. DEDICATION: To our patrons always and forever, thank you! Moni :To DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY: The Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 2 million free books each month to children around the world. https://imaginationlibrary.com/ https://www.in.gov/library/imagination-library/ Kat: To the rain and my grandma who celebrated her 94th birthday! About the Book: https://dollyparton.com/book/dolly-parton-announces-new-book-behind-the-seams-my-life-in-rhinestones About the author: https://dollyparton.com/about-dolly-parton **Stranger than Fiction: 💜*Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    1h 2m 8s
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    Moni and Kat review "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    10 APR 2024 · Up Next: "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" is an exploration of the vast universe and the fundamental concepts of astrophysics. Tyson takes readers on a journey through space and time, discussing topics such as the origins of the universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the lives of stars, black holes, and the search for extraterrestrial life.The book presents complex ideas in a way meant to be easy to understand for readers with little to no background in astrophysics. Although, the ladies conclude people probably shouldn’t be in a hurry while learning about something as complex as astrophysics! Moni and Kat contemplate the enormity of the universe and what it means to exist at all. Tune in to an engaging discussion of the basic concepts of our universe while veering into Star Trek and other fun anecdotes. Enjoy! *Please be advised this episode is intended for adult audiences and contains adult language and content. We are not professionals and are expressing opinions on the show for entertainment purposes only. Dedication: To our wonderful Patrons, thank you! Moni: To the universe! You are me and I am you. Kat: To "First Contact Day" in the Star Trek Universe, April 5th, 2024  About the author: https://neildegrassetyson.com About the book: 223 pages, Hardcover, First published May 2, 2017, Audio Book 4 hours  https://startalkmedia.com/ ;Literary awards Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album (2018), Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology (2017) **Stranger than Fiction: 💜Email us at https://gmail.com/ with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾https://linktr.ee/FabpodPlease subscribe to https://www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.comto enjoy bonus content and weigh in on upcoming topics. Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you! 
    43m 11s

The Book Club is Fake but the Talk is REAL! The F.A.B. Podcast serves cocktails while also serving up stories with a side dish of humor, a sprinkle of sarcasm,...

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The Book Club is Fake but the Talk is REAL! The F.A.B. Podcast serves cocktails while also serving up stories with a side dish of humor, a sprinkle of sarcasm, and an occasional expletive as garnish. Every hump day, tune in as Moni and Kat playfully and thoughtfully explore compelling books and topics as they relate to the human experience, filtered through the lens as black women in the midwest. Let each episode illustrate the power of storytelling and how it connects us all. This podcast is a reason for them to connect as friends, as individuals, and with their listeners. It’s like therapy you didn't know you needed...along with some laughs! You may come for the books but you'll stay for the vibes!!
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