One of Joe's favorite roles: Christina Applegate's boyfriend on the hit TV show "Married with Children."
One of Joe's favorite roles: Christina Applegate's boyfriend on the hit TV show "Married with Children."

Scatterbrains podcast: Actor Joe Reitman

Today I interview a man many of you have probably seen in at least one show or movie you have watched.

His name is Joe Reitman, and he is an actor. He also happens to be a really good poker player, and holds the current title for most adorable puppy. But I digress.

In this interview, we start out discussing some really heavy things, like the difference in being called Joe, Joey and Joseph. We smoothly transition into some of his favorite roles. One obviously being Christina Applegate’s boyfriend on the hit TV show "Married with Children."

Then we discuss the difference between "real life" and "acting life" and how the mind of a 20-year-old man works. We get deeper, too, discussing TV/movie sex scenes compared to porno sex scenes. As well as awkward masturbation scenes and how (some) men (sometimes) are just not cute when rubbin’ one out.

We move into some lighter topics and talk about one of his new apocalyptic movie he just wrapped up. We talk about out mutual Milwaukee friends that are ready for the end of the world, and how my hunting and gathering may come in handy. We also get out of him a few of other really cool projects that he is working on with his production companies. I also get the lowdown on the nickname "Joe Ugly," and how it did nothing but help him find girls.

Chauntelle brings up really important social and moral issues concerning pornography in an informative and fun way.
Chauntelle brings up really important social and moral issues concerning pornography in an informative and fun way.

Scatterbrains podcast: Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D.

For the second episode of the Scatterbrains Podcast, besides promising to stop talking in the third person (seriously, no clue) I bring to you, the people, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. Or, as everyone else knows her, "Dr. Chauntelle." Besides being a kickass brunch companion, her sociological research on the adult entertainment industry is significant to our ever-changing culture. Yet is highly underrated, degraded, and unfunded.

In this episode, we discuss what brought Tibbals to want to study porn. We talk about how she grew up in the valley where most of porn was (is) made and the other "research" that was extremely biased and outdated. We go through a short journey through her Ph.D. process and the difficulties she had with classmates because of what she was researching. We also bring up the fact that she has funded all of her own research out of pocket. Which is very rare in academia. So, if you ask her what she studies, you owe her a dollar (you’ll have to listen to the show to figure that one out).

We bring up some interesting facts about porn, society, and society’s love-hate relationship with pornography. We discuss how and why porn isn’t widely socially acceptable and how there is no real empathy for sex workers, yet the demand for them is higher than ever. We also talk about gay marriage, anti-porn activists, and people making sexual exceptions for themselves. Basically, this interview is pretty awesome. Dr. Chauntelle brings up really important social and moral issues concerning pornography in a very informative and fun way, without trying to shove porn down your throats (so to speak). She is humanizing a dehumanized industry.

Milwaukee native and comedian Gareth Reynolds.
Milwaukee native and comedian Gareth Reynolds.

Gareth Reynolds talks comedy and more

For the first episode of the Scatterbrains Podcast, Alia Janine brings you Milwaukee native and comedian, Gareth Reynolds.

We learn about what got Gareth into comedy and some of his new (and past) projects. They also talk about some Milwaukee classics, Kooshes and Pee Wee Herman. They definitely do not talk LSD, porn or Alia's mom's ex-boyfriends.

Strap yourselves in, because this is going to be interesting!