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Coffee Fitness Unicorn: Coffee Chats

Coffee Fitness Unicorn: Coffee Chats

By Michelle Unicorn
Welcome to my Virtual Coffee Spot(c). I'm your pocket DJ and this podcast is where storytelling and coffee hang out. As a super-survivor I have turned my trauma and grief into a powerful, creative force for good. And I learned, it's never too late to start a podcast—at 51. This show is where I can share my stories and connect with you. Thank you for listening and sharing this journey with me.
Let the unicorning begin...Go Forth And Be Magical.

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Liz Moore Kraus: Memoirist-ish

Coffee Fitness Unicorn: Coffee Chats

Shelly Cole: Madeline Lynn from Gilmore Girls, now author of Blue Highways.
Meet Shelly Cole, author and actor. In her first book: Blue Highways, she shares her hopeful stories and speaks openly about mental illness. You might know her as Madeline from Gilmore Girls. Learn more about this resilient human who works with children, faces her fears, and gets her lahbstah on.
September 16, 2022
Stephanie M. Matthews: Lover of Cookies, Hockey and Rome
Meet Stephanie M. Matthews, author of The Gift and The Eve's End. In this episode we find out why "scary things happen at Christmas," share the joy of Nutella along with Belgian chocolate, and lastly why Rome is good.  You can find out more about Stephanie and her books at the links below.
August 26, 2022
Jonathan Edward Durham: Author of Winterset Hollow
Meet Renaissance Man Jonathan Edward Durham; author of Winterset Hollow. In this episode we deep dive into this childhood tale with a dark twist, we have fun with food and nerd out on names. His favorite description of his book is "Wind in the Willows meets Hunger Games."  Barley Day is Here!!
August 19, 2022
Liz Moore Kraus: Memoirist-ish
Meet "Diz" as her family affectionately refers her. In this episode we chat about her book: 3 Sisters, 3 Weeks, 3 Countries (Still Talking!).  She explains how she is disrupting the memoir genre with this book. We share the same fondness for Irish Craic Music and whiskey. We chat about the charm of storytelling as a shared human experience and above all else, how laughter is key. Liz is available for bookclub chats and you can find her and her book at the links below: Thank you for listening. If you love this show, please leave a review, subscribe and share with your friends and family. Go Forth and be Magical.
August 12, 2022
Kalvin Ellis: Father, Filmmaker, Storyteller
Meet author Kalvin Ellis. He is a real life hero who loves Superman, Cryptozoology, and doesn't want to disappoint his readers. The Hills Above the Gristmill is the first of many Paisley Mott books. We deep dive into his characters and share some Easter eggs. Nerd out with us as we discuss pop culture and so much more. Are you a member of the Sasquatch Search Squad? Answer the question in the Spotify poll.
August 05, 2022
Chef Cheryl: Badass with a Heart of Gold
Meet Award-Winning Chef Cheryl! "She wants her coffee to spank her in the mouth." She has a special video product coming soon in addition to her line of sauces and rubs. Stay tuned for more Chef. The people have asked for more Chef and it's coming, this is just the beginning. Check out this badass human and these badass products:
June 24, 2022
Notoriously Nicole ;-)
Meet Nicole: food expert, canned bean lover, and a firm believer in adding to your meals instead of subtracting. She eats sweets, meats, and loves the rainbow color of plant-based meals.  You can ask her anything. 
June 17, 2022
Donna Scuvotti: Author of "Just Jonathon"
Meet Donna Scuvotti: An animal lover with a big heart. In this episode we talk about sugar cookies, frozen nose hairs, and her Panster-Puppet-Master writing style. Her debut novel, Just Jonathon has been described as a "Chiller with Heart." Stay tuned for the sequel due later this year. You can find her and her book at the below links. Thank you for listening: Go Forth and Be Magical
June 10, 2022
The Letter "S" for Support
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Coffee©️ is what we talk about. The letter "S" for Support is the theme.  Brandi and I chat about "rising by lifting others" and share deeply personal stories about how we got to where we are now.  You can find our writings on our websites:
June 03, 2022
W. M Angel: Author of Atlas Loved
Meet W. M Angel, a revivalist of 1920s style writing and wanting to bring a gentleness back into a chaotic world. He is a lover of the arts and weaves that thread throughout his novel Atlas Loved. We chat about the ocean and sailing, he grew up in Italy and Norway where he is working on his next three novels. You can find him at the below links:
May 27, 2022
Grief is a Bitch
This is a special video episode centered on Grief. There is now wrong way to grieve, however, there are destructive ways to handle pain and sadness and there are useful and productive ways to work through the struggle. This episode is raw and hope it helps others understand someone who has been through trauma. Please share this episode with someone you know who is or has suffered. Thank you. Remember, be gentle as you never know what someone is going through.
May 25, 2022
Marcus Hawke: Horror Author with a great sense of humor
Meet Marcus Hawke: Author of Miracle Sin and other dark twisted tales. We chat about yarn penises, humor in horror, villains, and share a duet of Zombie Christmas Carols.  *Listener Warning* this episode is a little graphic at times. There is much more to come from Marcus and you can find his writings and books here:
May 20, 2022
KC Loesener: Writing Coach & Strategist
Meet KC Loesener: Author, Creator of Kick Ass Author's Club, and Lover of Creature Features. In this episode we chat about how she got paid to write papers in school, how her cool babysitter let her watch scary movies, and she believes, "if you have a plan, nothing can stop you." We chatted about super powers and she she chose mind control for mischief-making reasons. To get on her wait-list see links below:
May 13, 2022
Paul Carro: Horror Author and Film Industry Expert
Meet Paul Carro: Author of Horror, drinker of an obscene amount of "Apocalypse Coffee" and fan of aquatic horror movies and monsters. Join us as we fanboy and fangirl about movie locations, learn about his favorite band, and attempt the "Coffee Challenge" in his story The Big Guy. He has a new book coming out The Salem Legacy and he also has volume 2 of The Little Coffee Shop of Horrors. You can find him and his books in the links below:
May 06, 2022
R.K. Higgins: Cyberpunk, Sci-Fi Author
Meet R. K. Higgins: Author of the anti-gravity racing series: Afterburn and Afterburn Blood Rush. By day he is an animal control officer, by night he practices the Tarantino writing method. We chat about diner food, burgers, milkshakes, and of course coffee. He has a great sense of humor and he shares a story about his cousins giving him coffee when he was 8 years old at his grandfather's funeral. Higgins is a fan of Philip K. Dick, a gamer, and when he procrastinates creates some great writer memes. Go give his Instagram page some attention:
April 29, 2022
Inkdrinker Emily L. Terry
Meet Emily L. Terry: Booktuber, Inkdrinker, and mom of six who loves dark fiction with a twist.  In this episode we chat about how horror brought her comfort, being Left-Handed and talking into "your phone about books."  This episode had both guest and host cracking up. Thank you for listening to this laughfest.  See links below:’sBookNookMI
April 22, 2022
F.R. Diaz: A Morbid Writer
Meet F.R. Diaz, author of The Effects of Her Nerium, a psychological thriller with a trigger warning that also gives a "voice to the voiceless." She listened to true crime podcasts and decided to help others with graphic and gruesome tale that is both "entertaining and heartbreaking." Her debut novel takes you on a "twisted journey" in a fresh new way. Diaz, did everything herself from start to finish and keeps creating with her words and in her art. Go check out her Instagram for mini-movies and great video content. Here are all her links:;jsessionid=2790B2DBF1312C13505C88C716ED805D.prodny_store01-atgap05?ean=9781668559376
April 18, 2022
A.B. Herron: Author of Watching Water and Hearing Wind
Meet A.B. Herron: A published author of 2 books with a third coming. She didn't let her dyslexia hold her back from reading and world-building. In this episode we chat about vegetarian Kelpies, meat, and she did a special on-air reading of her character, The Bone Wraith.  See links below for her books:
April 15, 2022
Jason "Savage and More" Leeman
Meet Jason Leeman: coffee drinker, Tool fan, podcaster with a soothing voice and a great guy to chat with. In this episode we chat about coffee, meat, and Stephen King's stolen gargoyle. Jason has an awesome series called, "I Have Grievances" where he shares his anger about something as talk therapy. He got into podcasting because he believes "everyone has something to say." Check out both of his shows: Savage and More and I have Grievances.  use discount code: SAVAGE for 10%
April 11, 2022
Brandi's Virtual Coffee Shop©️
Let's hangout at Brandi's virtual coffee shop©️where we speak gibberish and keep it spunky. In this episode we chat about "Main Character Energy" and having the "power to change the narrative" of your life. Listen to 2 introverts reinvent themselves in "Life, Love and the Pursuit of Coffee."  Discount code: hearts10 at SkyTop Coffee
April 08, 2022
Meet SkyTop Coffee Company: "Let's get weird and connect"
Meet award winning SkyTop Coffee Company! They never coffee-shame and they love the "art and science of specialty coffee." I have partnered with SkyTop for a fun coffee/podcast collaboration.  If you're in upstate New York, stop by and get a swan and them tell them CoffeeFitnessUnicorn sent you.  Use discount code: Unicorn10 for your coffee/merch purchasing pleasure. #virtualcoffeespot
March 30, 2022
Jessika Grew Glover Pt 2
We left part one on a cliffhanger just like Jessika left book 1.  We pick right up and chat about bunnies, frogs, dogs, and Bildungsroman.  Book 2: A Braiding of Darkness was released on 3/22/22 and book 2 is a darker tale and we learn so much more about a few other crafty characters. Grab your bag of crystals and don't piss off the Fae, adventure awaits... #virtualcoffeespot
March 25, 2022
Jessika Grewe Glover Pt. 1
Meet Jessika Grewe Glover: Author of Another Beast's Skin, Fitness Nerd, and Language Creator. When she is not world-building, she is creating fantastical fitness routines based on fantastical characters. In this episode we nerd out over blades, food, and so much more. This is part 1 of a special 2-part series. Her second book: A Braiding of Darkness comes out on 3/22/22, which we discuss in part 2. Another Beast's Skin #virtualcoffeespot
March 18, 2022
Unikornos!! (v3)
This week's episode is dedicated to you, the listeners, who I lovingly refer to as "Unikornos!!"   I want to share the listener party from around the world and say thank you for tuning in from the Maldives, Barbados, and many other exotic locations.   Merch is coming!! Big surprises are coming soon and this summer too!!  This short episode is to let you know I am happy and grateful that you are here listening from all over and I am beyond thankful.  Biggest hugs from your pocket DJ xoxoxo!!! #virtualcoffeespot
March 11, 2022
Nikki Revis: Coach, Free Spirit, and Bio-Hacker who wants to Hype Your Life!!
Meet Nikki Revis: Coach, Free Spirit who loves to learn, and share mindset and manifestation bio-hacks to Hype Your Life!!        #virtualcoffeespot
March 04, 2022
Melissa Carbone: Author of Ready, Fire, Aim, she loves the sound of screams and she's "Unscare-able"
Meet Melissa Carbone: sometimes called "The Queen of Halloween" for her grand-scale Haunted Hayride and Great Horror Campout events. However, she also creates massive music festivals and floating cinematic experiences. We discuss the principles in her book to "dream epically" when building your empire and so, so much more. #virtualcoffeespot
February 25, 2022
Birthday Episode
Meet Brandi: writer, creator, and stealer of my heart. This week's episode is dedicated to her. I wanted to share her with you because her birthday is next week and she is an amazing human. This special video podcast has two special aspects to it: 1) it's my first video podcast and 2) it's her birthday episode. As a widow I never thought I would find love or feel alive again. Brandi made me feel special, not damaged and she healed my broken heart by loving me so much. Go give her some love and wish her a happy birthday. Go check out Kachina and Typewriter on her website:
February 18, 2022
Braedon Riddick: Author of Ungodly, Silver Lining Hero, and Avocado Lover.
Meet Braedon Riddick: Author of Ungodly, with a smooth like-buttah radio voice. He loves to find the silver lining in all situations. In his debut novel he creates a "spooky world for readers to enjoy." If you like suspense and horror go grab your copy. #virtualcoffeespot
February 11, 2022
Alexis Macaluso: Artist, Lover of Scandinavia and Author of Deeply Personal.
Meet Alexis Macaluso: Author of Deeply Personal. What started out as looking for side work turned into an artistic outlet which then turned into a book. Join us as we chat about long distance running, pasta, ballet, snow and so, so much more.  Deeply Personal Night Waves #virtualcoffeespot
February 04, 2022
Dennis K. Crosby: Urban Fantasy Author and Former PI who wrote poetry on stakeouts.
Meet Dennis K. Crosby. We talk about the Chicago underworld, Chicago Dogs, and Gumshoe Detectives. Dennis is author of: Death's Legacy and Death's Debt. His website: Death's Legacy Death's Debt: Bookbrush: #virtualcoffeespot
January 28, 2022
Robert Ottone: Horror Writer, Word Nerd, and Nicest New Yorker
Meet Robert Ottone, the nicest New Yorker. I had the pleasure of chatting with Robert about favorite words, horror as catharsis, and so much more. See links for his projects and books. Kickstarter: Podcast:  Spooky House Press: Robert's books: #virtualcoffeespot
January 21, 2022
Clare Morrow IFBB Pro, Fabulous at 50
Meet Clare Morrow, IFBB Pro and fitness over 40 expert. She coaches, trains and debunks fitness myths with her Instagram, TikTok and Youtube videos. She offers amazing fitness tips with facts and fun. See links below for her awesome content. Website: Instagram: YouTube: TikTik: It was awesome getting to know her and I'm super grateful for her kicking off Season 2.  "Thank you for unicorning with me. Go forth and be magical." (C) #virtualcoffeespot
January 13, 2022
That’s a wrap…last episode of 2021.
Last episode of 2021 / the winter solstice episode. Reflecting on the year and welcoming the new one. This podcast proves you’re never too old or it’s never too late to start something. Keep being you and believe in yourself. #virtualcoffeespot
December 22, 2021
Coffee, Fitness, and Unicorning
This week's episode are these topics three: Coffee: Fitness: fitness expert and great content; she has IG, Tik Tok, Youtube (Subscribe to them all!) Unicorning: Robert Ottone  and  Alexis Macaluso Paul Carro #virtualcoffeespot
December 07, 2021
Meet Angela my fitness friend.
In the full episode we talk food, fitness and fun. More good stories are coming. #virtualcoffeespot
December 02, 2021
Fitness Chat with Angela Pt. 1
I had the pleasure of chatting with my friend, Angela, about our fitness journey. We had so much fun that we talked for 2.5 hours. Here's part 1 of our coffee talk. Stay tuned for the rest of the chat session in future episodes. Thank you for listening. #virtualcoffeespot
November 15, 2021
CFU intro
Intro theme song #virtualcoffeespot
October 30, 2021
Rebooted CoffeeFitnessUnicorn Podcast
Short episode sharing what the new rebooted podcast experience will be like. As stated in the trailer, I am trying to have a more interactive approach to the podcast environment. Thank you for hanging out and drinking coffee with me and I look forward to meeting you online to share some great stories. #virtualcoffeespot
October 30, 2021
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