Episode 28 : What the Cluck??

The talented and lovely Danielle Georgiou fills in for Jill on a special not-quite-double-but-longer-than-usual episode of Secretly Timid. Todays topics include Keith Richard’s new autobiography, a pink ribbon backlash, a new alcoholic drink that is making college students sick, and the top 10 haunted cities in America. Also, Jon talks about a recent tweet-and-run with a celebrity, Diane talks about her daughter’s fist bump technique, the boys are inappropriate, and Jon tells the group what “pegging” is.

Today’s featured song is “Underdog Victorious” by Jill Sobule.

Open Mic with Secretly Timid : Ciro Faienza

Ciro Faienza reads his short story, Monster Eyes.

*** Advisory: This story contains strong, adult language and content which is not suitable for all ages or audiences ***

Ciro Faienza enjoys being hyphenated as a writer-actor-director of film and theatre, and author-poet-visual-artist-critic. His essays and book reviews have appeared in Reflection’s Edge, and his work as a film director and cinematographer has shown at the London National Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Hug Theater. He is currently at work on a feature film.

Happy Birthday, Paul!

Today is Paul Tran’s Birthday. Let’s all wish him a happy one. Here is your horrorscope via Astrology.com :

You need to reach out to someone today, but you shouldn’t expect them to reach back — not at first, anyway! Your energy is best spent finding compromises and ensuring that the process is fair for all.

Well, I don’t know about reaching out…but I have a feeling you will be in some compromising positions tonight! Happy Birthday!!

Episode 27 : After the Train Wreck

On tonight’s special double-sized episode the group discuss (or is it discusses??) gay adoption, changing your name after marriage when you’re gay, the top 5 traits women want in a man, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s declaration that multiculturalism has failed. Marriage equality is discussed. Psylocke is also mentioned, as is Liu Xiaobo. Also, this is a link to the Arcade Fire/ computer program Jon and Paul were talking about. Oh, and tensions run very, very high.

Today’s featured song is “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Girl in a Coma. Jon and Paul love this band. Their CD “Adventures in Coverland” drops today. You should buy it. They are worth it.

Episode 26 : The Train Wreck Ending

What…………. a train wreck. The one time Jon didn’t wear headphones is the time Paul’s mic isn’t turned on. Luckily, his voice is so full of bass that it was captured on other mics-so it isn’t too bad, but I apologize and promise to always wear my headphones in the future. On today’s show the cast talks about Brett Favre’s penis, ESPN’s Body Issue, Facebook users top reasons for de-friending, a rise in UK married couples living in separate houses, and the Gap’s new logo (that didn’t last long). The cast also discuss a group protesting Abercrombie & Fitch and Brazil’s Google Maps controversy.

Today’s featured song is “Cracked Door” by Dove Hunter.

Poll : Passwords, passwords

This question has come up a number of times on the podcast, and if my memory is correct we as a foursome are split. I have sent queries out to some professional advice givers and I will let you know where they stand in a future episode of Secretly Timid. ‘Til then, what do you think?

Should you know your significant other's email password?

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Episode 25 : ‘B’ is for “Bully”

On today’s episode we learn that Diane is dirty and Jill gives her weekly “Pork Report.” On a more serious note, the cast discuss the gay teen suicide crisis, specifically the case of Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi, whose roommate violated his privacy. The group also discusses the Assistant Attorney General of Michigan who is bullying and stalking a 21 year old college student. Also, a OU footballer shows his insensitivity in a tweet. In lighter news Chad Ochocinco makes a oopsie, a new study shows how cool our immune system is, and one woman’s cyber-sleuthing is A-MAZE-ING.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding a special fundraising event called “Strides For Shauna” Saturday October 16th at the Best Friends Bar in Ft. Worth. American Idol Nikki McKibin is set to perform.  We urge you to click here to make a donation to a worthy and important cause.

Today’s featured song is “This Land is our Land” by Slim Cessna’s Auto Club