Episodes

Melissa and I think we are hilarious

Jan. 17, 2023

"Did we just become best friends?!" I've known Tony for 20 years but his wife is my new favorite gal pal. We talk about: Us being banned a bunch of times for Facebook comments Meeting mom friends but then things get weird We…

Mental Health with JP part 2 - 2023's Self-Improvement resolutions

Jan. 10, 2023

Mental Health with JP part 2 - 2023's New Year's Self-Improvement resolutions The part 2 of 2 episode revisiting last year's observations of what needs improvement in our lives so we have the goals to keep each other account…

Mental Health, Imposter Syndrome and Words that Destroy Families

Jan. 1, 2023

With the most drastic changes to lives in recent years - lockdowns, job loss, school shootings and other topics - taking care of your mental health is more important than ever. JP and I talk about our individual lives and th…

Blue State, Red State, My Take, Your Take

Dec. 2, 2022

As two former Californians, JP and I discuss our stance on guns now that we live in deep red states. After 25 years of friendship, we talk about a subject that we probably wouldn't even consider relevant if we stayed in Cali…

Red State, Blue State, Gun State, Your State

Dec. 1, 2022

Two Californians move into red states, one into Arizona and one into Texas. The Arizonian says "You own a firearm?!" and the Texan says, "Come and take it". Sorry for the terrible, horrible, no good very bad joke. But yes, t…

JP IZ my abandonment therapist

Nov. 16, 2022

What happens when the ones you count on to be there for you decide to leave the decades of good times, memories and promises of best friends forever without warning or reason? My friend of over 20 years joins me as we talk a…

Abuse, Trafficking, Assault and Neglect in Texas Foster Care Will Only Get Worse After Abortion Bans

Nov. 16, 2022

The subject matter that is referenced in this article may cause distress or discomfort to some sensitive topics around child trauma, abuse, neglect, assault and other potentially triggering information. Reader discretion adv…

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Nov. 16, 2022

Ricky joins me to talk about my strategies on how I help musicians and artists get out of the negative self-doubt and celebrate their progress. But for the two of us....Are we successful or are we just adequate at checking o…

Life is Grape...Soda Henderson

Nov. 16, 2022

Rapper/singer/songwriter GrapeSoda Henderson talk hustle, drive and hip-hop trivia. I've been working as his manager/publicist for a few years now so we take a look back at the past, present and future of his career and the …

The 27 Club

Nov. 16, 2022

On this episode, Bella and Ricky run through the list of the infamous 27 Club members and talk about how fentanyl, heroin, and weed affect substance abuse. Then we watch the Stanger Things Master of Puppets scene right after…

Stop Pushing My Buttons

Nov. 16, 2022

My friend of 18 years Ricky Vorias joins me to discuss music, politics and other things as we go from deep conversations to debates with the goal of annoying me. He succeeds so I annoy him with random facts about the band Qu…

She Get it From Her Mama

Nov. 16, 2022

On this very first episode of BTF, I ask my mom all the questions I've never asked about her time as a lead singer in a classic rock cover band with my dad. From touring across the country to making $1,500 a weekend, we talk…

Abuse, Trafficking, Assault and Neglect in Texas Foster Care Will Only Get Worse After Abortion Bans

Oct. 26, 2022

The subject matter that is referenced in this article may cause distress or discomfort to some sensitive topics around child trauma, abuse, neglect, assault and other potentially triggering information. Reader discretion adv…

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads

Sept. 23, 2022

Ricky joins me to talk about my strategies on how I help musicians and artists get out of the negative self-doubt and celebrate their progress. But for the two of us....Are we successful or are we just adequate at checking o…

Life is Grape...Soda Henderson

Sept. 7, 2022

Rapper/singer/songwriter GrapeSoda Henderson talk hustle, drive and hip-hop trivia. I've been working as his manager/publicist for a few years now so we take a look back at the past, present and future of his career and the …

The 27 Club

Aug. 27, 2022

On this episode, Bella and Ricky run through the list of the infamous 27 Club members and talk about how fentanyl, heroin, and weed affect substance abuse. Then we watch the Stanger Things Master of Puppets scene right after…

Stop Pushing My Buttons

July 29, 2022

My friend of 18 years Ricky Vorias joins me to discuss music, politics and other things as we go from deep conversations to debates with the goal of annoying me. He succeeds so I annoy him with random facts about the band Q…

She Get it From Her Mama

July 3, 2022

On this very first episode of BTF, I ask my mom all the questions I've never asked about her time as a lead singer in a classic rock cover band with my dad. From touring across the country to making $1,500 a weekend, we talk…