Ashley Robinson, aka Amrashay, is an installation artist and culture seeker. On this week's episode of Champagne & Snark, we drink champagne and get into the idea of vibes. Pop a bottle of the bubbly stuff and prepare to get your chill on.Read More
The Topic: Do you have a favorite murder? Life of the Pahty's Shanna Shrum and host Ana Marie drink champagne and talk murder, close calls and constantly planning how to not get murdered. Talking about the things that scare you can be so cathartic! Shout out to Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of My Favorite Murder for awakening this juicy chat!
The Guest: This is Shanna Shrum's second time on Champagne & Snark. She is comedian and creator of the web series Life of the Pahty. Her new spin off series, In Someone Else's Kitchen with Fuschia features the world's first Mediocre Sized Model in her own cooking show. It's my favorite!Read More
THE TOPIC: What is death and why are we so driven by it? In this week's episode, founder of Great Lakes Lumber Meegan Czop drinks champagne and gives her ideas. Host Ana Marie talks with Meegan about what happens when we die, funny death stories and what we think it's going to be like. Morbid? Sure. Interesting and honest? Double sure.
THE GUEST: Meegan Czop is a total bad ass, which I don't say lightly. She is a pioneer behind the reclaimed building materials movement, the founder of Great Lakes Lumber...and...let's just go ahead and say it...she's a she who is an industry leader in a industry with very few shes.Read More
It's the new year! What better time to drink champagne and start talking about The Big Picture in this week's episode with performer Brandon Markell Holmes. What is the bigger picture? How do we fit into it and how do we find our own? Brandon discusses exploring his bigger picture, his career and what motivates him to create.Read More
What is overlanding exactly? Well, as E-Six aka Emilio Abadia describes it, overlanding is about self-reliance and getting away from the noise of city life...and doing it in a big truck. In this episode, we drink champagne with the DJ and music pro and talk about his love for overlanding and how sometimes the journey is the most important part of the trip.Read More
Food is a way to communicate without words. What we eat says a lot about who we are and who we want to be. We show our appreciation. We share honor our heritage. We commune with our friends and loved ones. It's also generally delicious.
In this week's episode, Brandon Smith of BrewHouse Music talks favorite foods, death row meals and what food means to him.Read More
Are you hungover?
Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs made a historic return to the World Series. And for those who took advantage of all of those celebration shots, this is a special edition of Champagne & Snark.Read More
Have you ever thought about somebody only to have them call you minutes later? If you think about your pet, do they come wondering over to you? Have you had a dream about somebody in your life and woken up to really feel like it happened? These are the types of psychic phenomeon that Ricardo Gamboa and I discuss in this week's episode of Champagne & Snark.
Ricardo Gamboa is an academic, artist and activist. His most recent project Brujos is a web series following four gay Latino grad students as they try to survive the semester and a witch-hunt. Brujos needs funding to be as amazing as the vision and Ricardo is hosting an Indiegogo to achieve that. Your donations can get you music from former Champagne & Snark guest Sadie Rocks, personal horoscopes and other exclusive experiences. Get involved here.Read More
To say that feminism is a hot topic during this election year would be an understatement as vast as as the toupee jokes I want to make right now. Although feminism represents a virtue, ideal and basic human right that I believe is always in style, we're currently seeing a lot more main stage and open debate about whether women are capable of public or personal positions of power.
In this episode, host Ana Fernatt drinks champagne with recording artist Skela and discusses what feminism means to her and how it shows itself in her life and art. We also get a sneak peak of her newest single Always, Always before it's official release tomorrow, October 14.Read More
Health is more than just eating an apple every day. Health is a careful alchemy of your mind, body and spirit. In this week's episode, host Ana Fernatt talks with artist Julia Haw about how to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mindset. They also dive a little more deeply into experiences with sobriety and creativity.Read More
For centuries, mental health issues carried with them a life-altering social stigma. In recent years, however, mental health is something that we are beginning to talk about openly and without fear. This, in itself, is good for mental health, because it means that we are more willing to ask questions, treat and maintain it. That's where Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear, comes in. Known for her direct, real and humorous take on motherhood, Nicole is also a practicing clinical therapist. In this week's episode, Nicole talks about mental health and the variety of ways we see it play out in our lives.Read More
A teacher and a rapper, Lamon Manuel spends his life reaching minds. In this week's episode, Ana Fernatt drinks champagne with the Chicago native and talks about his passion for teaching and arts education.Read More
If you think Harry Potter is just some children's book, you haven't talked to comedian and writer Hope Rehak. This episode takes J.K. Rowlings fantasy series and approaches topics like fandom, female-written fan fiction and how art and literature serve as allegories in our non-fantasy lives.Read More
Emma McKee is a hip hop cross-stitcher. Recently, her work appeared on Chance The Rapper in Billboard magazine. What you may not know about the Oklahoma native is that she also has read every English language book about North Korea. In this week's episode, host Ana Fernatt drinks champagne with Emma McKee, aka the Stitch Gawd, and discusses the various legends, lore and defector-described facts surrounding the highly secretive North Korea.Read More
Skyler Mendoza, also known as KillSkyler, is a Chicago-born DJ now living the dream of non-sucky Mondays in LA. In this episode of Champagne & Snark, Skyler and host Ana Fernatt talk about Skyler's lifelong love of skateboarding and Ana's decades long career as an occasional skateboard poser.Read More
Self-love was a hard won battle for self-described "famous for being on the internet" and "aspiring Instagram hunnie" Allie Wachowski. The comedian, podcaster and poet drinks champagne with host Ana Fernatt and talks about what self-love means to her, how she lives it in her daily life and what discovering self-love has done in the various areas of her life.Read More
Runners always talk about how training for a marathon or other long distance run is equally painful and meditative. The runner's high is said to enhance perseverance. In this episode, Ana Fernatt drinks champagne with performer Shanna Shrum and talk about how running plays a role in Shanna's life and career.
Shanna Shrum is a nationally touring solo artist, writer, performer, recovering sorority girl and the brains behind the popular web series Life of the Pahty.Read More