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Twisted Times

By Cece King
How do you navigate these Twisted Times with curious minds? Join Cece & Ryan as they talk to unique and influential marginalized voices about their journey and how they made their dreams come true. Grab a drink! IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Cece King: @_ceceking Ryan Jillian: @msryanjillian For suggestions, comments or guest inquiries email :
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Twisted Times

We talk VANS, Printworking & Angela Davis w/ Philadelphia Printworks Founder Maryam Pugh
Maryam Pugh (she/her/hers) is a printmaker based in Philadelphia. She is the owner and CEO of the social justice apparel brand and screen printing workshop Philadelphia Printworks. She is a board member of Tessera Arts Collective which is a studio, gallery, and non-profit dedicated to supporting women (including queer, trans, femme, and non-binary) artists of color in the Greater Philadelphia area. She is also a Made In The Future mentor, a career-building fellowship for aspiring underrepresented designers. Through her work, she strives to amplify marginalized voices and empower communities of color. Follow Philadelphia Printworks on IG: @philaprint ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast!⚡️Follow along - Episodes air Wednesday’s - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! Check us our on Youtube & Follow us on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Hosted by Cece King & Ryan Jillian @_ceceking @msryanjillian
March 4, 2021
We talk HBO’s “We Are Who We Are”w/ rising star Jordan Kristine Seamón
Jordan Kristine Seamón is an acclaimed actress, writer, producer, visual artist, author and singer/song-Writer and entrepreneur she is a Philadelphia native that is now based in Atlanta, GA. She landed a starring role, in Academy Award winning director Luca Guadagnino’s HBO television drama series ‘We Are Who We Are,’ which was released in September 2020. Jordan stars as Caitlin Poythress, a teenager navigating romance and sexuality on an American military base in Italy. The show has been praised by the likes of the New York Times, Vogue, and The Guardian. Shewas also nominated for Best Female Lead in the scripted tv series category by The Spirit Awards. She is currently writing a new album called "Identity Crisis" which explores loss and regret, to the first bloom of love. Follow Jordan on IG: @jordanseamon ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast!⚡️Follow along - Episodes air Wednesday’s - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! Check us our on Youtube & Follow us on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Hosted by Cece King & Ryan Jillian @_ceceking @msryanjillian
February 17, 2021
We jam out with folk singer & songwriter Carly King @carlykingbadabing 🎸🎙
Carly King is a folk singer songwriter & musician living in Jackson, Wyoming. This past month she released her Debut single "Mountain’s, Alone." an acoustic fingerpicking mountain tune that has already reached thousands of listeners world wide, and has made its way onto Spotifys release radar. Carly's lyrical focus on the environment and wilderness are at the forefront of her music and mission as artist. Her music can be found on all the streaming platforms! @spotify Follow Carly on IG: @carlykingbadabing IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Youtube: Twisted Times A Podcast
November 26, 2020
Cece & Ryan live from NEW YORK! 🎙 (full video on our YouTube channel)
Cece and Ryan talk about sound baths, Tom Ford, Beyonce, Barbara Streisand and more as they unite for the first episode ever in person. Little did you know that the show started on the heels of COVID. Cece and Ryan were never able to record together, they finally came together for this two part episode. Full video episode can be found on our YOUTUBE channel. Stay tuned for next week and our musical guest and performance!
November 19, 2020
We talk Periods and Politics with PERIOD Founder @NadyaOkamoto 🗳
Nadya Okamoto is a 22-year-old Harvard student. She is the Founder of PERIOD (, an organization fighting to end period poverty and stigma that she founded at the age of 16. Under her leadership as Executive Director for five years, PERIOD addressed over 1.5 million periods and registered over 800 campus chapters in all 50 states and 50 other countries. In 2017, Nadya ran for public office in Cambridge, MA at age 19 — at the time, becoming the youngest Asian American to run. In 2018, Nadya published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement with publisher Simon & Schuster, which made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction of 2018. Nadya is also the former Chief Brand Officer and current Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. She is included in the latest cohorts of Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50 “Ones to Watch” and People Magazine's Women Changing the World. Follow Nadya @NadyaOkamoto
November 2, 2020
We talk League of Women Voters w/ Maggie Bush 🗳
Maggie Bush is the Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the US and has more than a decade of political advocacy and strategic communications experience. She currently manages the League’s nationwide voter registration programs, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of voters registered in major election years. She has authored several publications and training manuals related to voting rights, voter registration and youth voter engagement. Maggie provides voter engagement training to volunteer activists and allied partners nationwide. Maggie holds a master’s degree in Political Management as well as a bachelor’s in Political Science and Anthropology from the George Washington University. Maggie lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, VA, where they love to explore the outdoors, spend time with friends and learn about local history. Twitter: @LWV @VOTE411 Instagram: @Leagueofwomenvoters
October 30, 2020
We talk w/ Ryan Pascal 🗳 on @Everytown for Gun Safety
On this episode we talk about Walk Outs, Gun Reform, @Everytown and Michael Jordan with Ryan Pascal, 18 year old activist and former member of the Students Demand Action advisory board with Everytown for Gun Safety for two years, working to enact common sense gun legislation and register voters. Her writing has reflected the social justice work she pursues and has been published in Teen Vogue, Seventeen, USA Today, and Buzzfeed. She is currently pursuing a gap year and will be a freshman at Yale University next fall. Grab a drink and a pen! Follow @everytown on IG For the IGTV episode check us out on IG @Twistedtimesapodcast
October 23, 2020
We sit down w/CEO & Founder Erin Loos Cutraro of She Should Run 🗳 We talk women in politics 🗳
Erin Loos Cutraro is the Founder and CEO of She Should Run, a nonpartisan nonprofit promoting leadership and encouraging women from all walks of life to run for public office. Since its founding in 2011, more than 26,000 women have been encouraged to run for office through She Should Run’s efforts, and over 18,000 women have indicated they are preparing for a future through She Should Run’s flagship program, the Incubator. Erin has an extensive background in designing and implementing strategic programs for companies, campaigns, and organizations that traverse the public policy, nonprofit, and financial business arenas. She is a respected voice on gender equality in elected leadership. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Vice News and was profiled in 2019 as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Powerful Women. @sheshouldrun
October 19, 2020
Hamilton & Swing From Home w/ Actor @RyanVasquez 🗳
Ryan Vasquez is a California born, New York-based actor on Broadway, television, and film. He most recently performed as Alexander Hamilton on Broadway in Hamilton, and is also the only actor to have played Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson in the show. He is a 2020 Drama Desk nominee for his role in The Wrong Man, written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan. He has appeared in the original cast of Waitress on Broadway, as well as in the company of Wicked. On television he can be seen in the first season of The Good Fight on CBS, The Code, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to performing, Ryan started an organization called Swing From Home, which connects remote volunteers to state legislative races in anticipation of the election. Swing From Home is an organization whose mission is to connect remote volunteers and fundraising to state legislative races across the country. By bringing artists from the Broadway community and beyond to share their voices in both performance and perspective, Swing From Home has raised nearly $400,000 for state legislative candidates and made over 350,000 calls to voters in the process. Follow Ryan on IG @ryanvasquez Hosted by @_ceceking & @msryanjillian Follow @twistedtimesapodcast Register to vote and get your voting plan on our website using the IGNITE Sophia Bot #IgniteTheVote
October 15, 2020
Raie Gessesse @Ignite_national we talk Gen Z, Voter Supression & Young Women
Raie Gessesse - Midwest Program Manager at IGNITE. Raie is a passionate advocate for racial and gender equity through blending her interests in culture, policy, and community organizing. During her undergraduate tenure, she has successfully engaged in numerous opportunities ranging from the non-profit, government, and philanthropy sectors. In recognition of her community advocacy, she was appointed by former Governor Mark Dayton to serve as a cabinet member on the first-ever Young Women's Cabinet. In this role she thoughtfully elevated the voices of young women across the state in impacting policy at the local, state and national level. She has also had the opportunity to speak to young women across the US, and internationally on the power of cultivating purpose into social impact. As the Midwest Program Manager, Raie oversees IGNITE’s high school and college programming as well as political engagement trainings for young women across the region. #VOTE FOLLOW IGNITE @Ignite_national Cece and Ryan have been enjoying @pressseltzer on the podcast this month. Their current favorite flavor “Pineapple Basil”
October 9, 2020
@_Ceceking & @MsRyanJillian October, Debates & Fenty ⚡️
Cece and Ryan go unfiltered for this episode. They take you behind their politics and their feelings on the SavagexFenty show among many other topics. This episode was recorded via Zoom and a portion can be found on their YouTube channel and their @twistedtimesapodcast IG series on Instagram. Make sure to #VOTE ! yJqit18PAOu464ECrvxW
October 7, 2020
We talk film festivals & the life of an actor with actor Nia Fairweather @niafairweather
Nia Fairweather is an award-winning Actress (The Roe Effect, Paralysis) and Writer/ Producer (OORDEEL, Four Seasons) whose work has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, UrbanWorld Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival and BlackStar Film Fest; on HBO, Nickelodeon, Cinemax, CBS, AspireTV, BET, Centric and Creative Control, to name a few. Nia employs awareness, empathy and vision to write and perform impactful stories that take audiences on poignant journeys through critical social issues; from prostitution in ‘My Thai’, childhood abandonment in 'Mommie Dearest' and homelessness in ‘Sparrow’. Currently, Nia is developing New Amsterdam, the feature film adaptation of her viral short film OORDEEL, the TV series expansion of Four Seasons and sharing discoveries along the way FIRE SPUN, an audio short story series. A firm believer in the importance of giving back and community, Nia is a volunteer and supporter of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, A People’s Concern (formerly LAMP Arts), an arts studio and creativity center serving LA’s Skid Row community, GLIDE’s Meal Program, United Way’s HomeWalk to end homelessness and in 2016 founded OCTO Collective, a group of creatives whose mission is to foster community through thought provoking projects, conversations and experiences. As recipient of the 2016-2017 Creative Arts Practice Fellow at Omi Gallery @Impact Hub Oakland, Nia assisted with the production and installation of ‘Surviving Pending Revolution: Comrade Sisters’, ‘The Nasty Women Oakland’ and various artist’s exhibits and events. Follow Twisted Times on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Art by: @NikRichard Music By: @Kbrissy Hosted By: @_ceceking & @msryanjillian Weekly Episodes Air Every Thursday at 6PM -- Leave us a Voice Message!
September 24, 2020
We chat Angelina Jolie & life on set with Director Annette Haywood-Carter 🎥
Annette Haywood-Carter began her directing career with The Foot Shooting Party, a 30 minute short film starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio as well as Foxfire with a then undiscovered Angelina Jolie. Prior to her directorial debut, Annette spent a decade working as a script supervisor winning the respect of Academy Award-winning producers, directors and actors. Steven Spielberg, Bruce Cohen, Bruce Beresford, Saul Zaentz and John Lithgow, among others, took a personal interest in her career and helped her transition into directing. In addition to directing, Annette worked as a writer-for-hire. Her credits include aTV miniseries for CBS, a book adaptation for Disney, original scripts based on studio concepts and script doctoring -- rewriting screenplays green- lit for production. Annette took a break from Hollywood to teach while her children were young. A key creator of the renowned Film & Television program at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), she developed curriculum, taught Directing, Screenwriting and Production, and served as Thesis Chair on MFA films. Annette is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Women in Film and Film Fatales, and a former member of IATSE. Follow Twisted Times on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Art by: @NikRichard Music By: @Kbrissy Hosted By: @_ceceking & @msryanjillian Weekly Episodes Air Every Thursday at 6PM -- Leave us a Voice Message!
September 17, 2020
Steel Magnolias & Orange Is The New Black with Actor Constance Shulman
Constance Shulman is an actor and most recently seen in The Rose Tattoo at the Roundabout, American Airlines Theater (with Marisa Tomei, dir. Trip Cullman); received a Drama Desk nomination for Bobbie Clearly, Roundabout Underground; Barbecue, The Public; Women on Fire, The Royal Family. Original cast of Steel Magnolias, WPA and Lortel Theater. TV: Netflix, Orange Is The New Black (three time winner of SAG Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series), Pop TV’s, Florida Girls; SVU, Broad City, The Blacklist; Voice of Patti Mayonnaise in Nickelodeon’s animated series, Doug. FILM: from Fried Green Tomatoes to The Broken Ones and several in between. Co-produced the documentary, Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury, America ReFramed (NYTimes top 10 docs of 2015) Follow Twisted Times on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Weekly Episodes Air Every Thursday at 6PM -- Leave us a Voice Message! Cover Art by : Nik Richard Music By: KBrissy
September 3, 2020
Boy Bands & Rolling Stone w/ Senior Writer @Ohheybrittany
Brittany Spanos is a senior writer at @RollingStone and wow, she is living the dream. She has interviewed pop culture stars like JoJo, Hayley Williams, and Katy Perry--which makes our teenage selves scream. She has written many of the iconic cover stories for the magazine including one on Janelle Monae, Cardi B, and Lizzo. Recently on Rolling Stone’s Podcast “Music Now,” she joined with Rob Sheffield and the podcast host, Brian Hiatt, to discuss all the factors that led to the Beatles breaking up (apparently it was not all Yoko Ono’s fault, according to the podcast). Brittany recently wrote an article concerning black and POC pop stans’ struggle to be seen. She writes, “For decades, the overwhelming cultural image of what a fan of pop music looks like has remained the screaming white teen girl, an image based almost entirely on the de facto segregation of the early days of rock & roll.” Tune in while Cece and Ryan chat with the boyband aficionado, Twitter guru, and pop culture goddess, Brittany Spanos. Follow Brittany Spanos on IG : @brittanyspanos On Twitter: @Ohheybrittany Follow Twisted Times on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Weekly Episodes Air Every Thursday at 6PM -- Leave us a Voice Message! Cover Art by : Nik Richard Music By: KBrissy
August 27, 2020
Laughs & Characters w/ Actor, Writer @NicoleTravolta
Nicole Travolta is an Actor, Writer, and comedy queen turned character queen (thank you Covid!). She's done guest spots on Television shows such as Two and a Half Men, The Middle, and a recurring role on Anger Management to name a few. During quarantine she's been writing a pilot, working on a one woman/sketch show, and turning her instagram page into a resume of impressions one wig at a time. Follow along with Nicole on her IG : @Nicoletravolta Tune in every Thursday at 6PM for new episodes. Submit us a voice note or a DM with your questions for Cece and Ryan IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Twisted Times A Podcast Music by Kbrissy @kbrissy Art by Nik Richard @nikrichard
August 13, 2020
🎶Coffee & Honey with Singer @laurintalese 🎶
Laurin Talese has been captivating audiences with her pure tone and poignant lyrics since childhood. As an Ohio native, Laurin was classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Cleveland School of the Arts, and later studied classical and jazz voice at the University of the Arts where she received a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. Her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos, produced by Adam Blackstone and released in 2016, features a stellar line up of musicians and was met with wide acclaim. Ms. Talese's talents have allowed her to travel around the globe, performing in a host of internationally renowned venues including the Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 2018 when Laurin won the seventh annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. In 2019, Laurin Talese represented the United States as a cultural ambassador with American Music Abroad - an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by the Association of American Voices. Following in the footsteps of former Ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck, Laurin Talese and a Novel Idea embarked on a three-week tour of Montenegro, Ukraine, and Poland – performing for audiences and leading educational workshops to bring jazz to new populations. In addition to an enriching role serving alongside fellow governors on the Recording Academy’s Philadelphia Chapter Board, Laurin Talese also enjoys working alongside fellow board members at Jazz Philadelphia. Follow Laurin Talese on IG : @laurintalese Follow Twisted Times on IG: @twistedtimesapodcast Weekly Episodes Air Every Thursday at 6PM -- Leave us a Voice Message!
August 6, 2020
Bassinet’s and Pastimes w/ Founder Coretta Owusu @shoplovedua
Coretta Owusu is a lawyer, advocate and entrepreneur. Coretta received a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also attended the Wharton School of Business Management and certificate program for legal professionals. Coretta has over 7 years experience as an entrepreneur, business professional, and consultant in the United States and West Africa. Coretta leads Design Dua with her passion for design, creativity and innovation. Coretta has a passion for Africa and aims to create opportunity for rural artisans though community empowerment, education and awareness. Coretta has created Design Dua to display the true beauty of African Design to the world by giving locals an opportunity to truly benefit from the art they create.// Tune in every Thursday at 6PM for new episodes.//Submit us a voice note or a DM with your questions for Cece and Ryan @twistedtimesapodcast// Subscribe to our YouTube Channel / Music by Kbrissy / Art by Nik Richard Highlight Aurora James 15% Pledge. Design Dua @shoplovedua
July 31, 2020
English Literature & Women in Roofing with Italian/Canadian Cinzia Fabrizi
Cinzia Fabrizi is the owner of Collective Roofing and Home based in Toronto, Ontario. @collectiveroofing Cinzia grew up in Toronto with Italian parents and she is the youngest of three. Sheloves to cook and Cinzia has a passion for human connection and her sheltie Charlie. Cinzia attended the University of Toronto and majored in English Literature and Politics. Cinzia has been working in the trades for fifteen years. Working in residential roofing and renovating homes for those who want to think, unwind and de-clutter. She is also married to our co-host Cece King. Episodes air every Thursday at 6PM Follow us on IG @twistedtimesapodcast On YouTube - Twisted Times a Podcast And check out our merchandise Intro music by @Kbrissy ArtWork by @NikRichard
July 24, 2020
@_ceceking and @msryanjillian recap the Pride series 🌈 JOIN US!
Cece and Ryan are back with a brand new episode. Today they are sounding off on @kerriwashtington pregnancy photos, living in the Ozarks, morning creativity, sharing a birthday cake with @champagnepapi , a Twisted Times Pride Month recap,  and much more. Grab your phone, grab a drink and join us!!!! #Littlefireseverywhere #Podcast #twistedtimes #kerriwashington #whiteoleander #thelword #Michellepfeiffer #drake #otisredding #creativity #gemini #scorpio #drake #chat #happyhour #drink #sip #aseatatthetable #thepriceofsalt #elevate
July 17, 2020
🌈Dominique Crenn @dominiquecrenn 🌈
Dominique Crenn is the co-owner and chef of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, where artistry is at the forefront, cuisine is a craft, and the community is an inspiration. “Atelier” can be de ined as a workshop or studio, a concept that drives Chef Crenn’s modern vision for fine French cuisine. Growing up in Brittany, France, Domini ue Crenn developed a keen interest in cuisine from her parents, who celebrated fine dining. In1988, she moved from France and began working under the tutelage of San Francisco luminaries Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz for over two years at the celebrated restaurant, Stars. Crenn then went on to make history as the first female executive chef in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she headed the kitchen at the Intercontinental Hotel. After having spent about a decade away from San Francisco, she returned there in 2008 to head the kitchen at Luce, in San Francisco’s Intercontinental Hotel. It was there that Crenn earned her first Michelin star in 2009 and again in 2010. Crenn and her teams at Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn were featured on Netflix's second season of the popular Netflix series "Chef’s Table." Crenn was nominated in 2016 and 2017 by the James Beard Foundation for Best Chefs in America and received recognition from World’s 50 Best Restaurants. She has recently published “Rebel Chef: In Search Of What Matters” available on Amazon, Audible and More. @Dominiquecreen ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️is supporting @Blacklivesmatter and the LGBTQ community for the month of PRIDE and everyday! Episodes air every Thursday @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! iTunes Spotify Google iheartradio Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. Keep up with Cece & Ryan on IG @Twistedtimesapodcast
July 3, 2020
🌈 Chef Deborah VanTrece @chefdeborahvantrece 🌈
Chef Deborah VanTrece doubles as one of Atlanta’s hottest chef personalities, executive chef and owner of (Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in West Midtown Atlanta) and The Catering Company by VanTrece. Chef VanTrece has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel, The New York Times, HuffPost, and Buzzfeed, to name a few. The intersection of food and culture is at the heart of VanTrece’s cuisine, which features creative modern interpretations of her unique vision of modern global soul food. As a female African American restauranteur, business owner, and member of the LGBTQ+ community, VanTrece is also a passionate and vocal advocate for social justice and issues close to her heart. She supports education and action to encourage healthier eating habits among low-income households. She also wants to shine a light on food insecurity and other issues that impact vulnerable populations.IN THE WORDS OF CHEF VAN TRECE “PASSION HAS NO GENDER” ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️Continues their support of @Blacklivesmatter PRIDE Episodes air weekly @twistedtimesapodcast 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @twistedtimesapodcast Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours.
July 2, 2020
🌈 Kareem Rogers @FacedbyKareem 🌈
Kareem Rogers is a 24 year old  makeup artist and influencer hailing from Queens New York. His purpose is speaking up for Black Creatives and speaking to brands about inclusion and diversity within the  beauty community. Makeup is  Kareems way of creating visibility,  finding confidence in uniqueness and committing to bravery. ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️continues to support @Blacklivesmatter This episode we chose to highlight @btwfoundation a collective focused on youth empowerment by celebrating diversity and focusing on mental heath all while sharing the value of kindness PRIDE Episodes will air Wednesday. Thursday and Friday this week ‪@ 3PM PST‬/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @iheartradio @twistedvalleyfilms Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours. Follow us on IG @twistedtimesapodcast T- Shirts for sale on our website
July 1, 2020
🌈Divinity Roxx @Diviroxx & Dani Oliva @olivaesq 🌈
Divinity Roxx is a Grammy-nominated musician, artist and bass-player. She has worked for the likes of Victor Wooten, Jay-Z, Nona Hendryx, Will.I.Am, Erykah Badu, Patti Labelle, Ledisi, and Gladys Knight. She was Assistant Musical Director for Beyoncé and composed original music for the I…AM Sasha Fierce tour and DVD. Divinity has appeared on countless television shows including The Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, Ellen, The American Music Awards, The White House and is the current bass player in the Black Girls Rock! She is currently performing, teaching, and writing multiple projects including a new album, a stage play, and a children’s book and music series. She was recently hand-picked to teach the ‘Art of Emceeing’ in Santo Domingo by the US State Department for the Cultural Diplomacy program ‘Next Level,’ which broadens the scope of hip-hop culture around the globe. Dani Oliva’s passion for music and entertainment developed at a very young age. He has over 15 years of experience providing legal services, consultation and advice in the areas of music, business, intellectual property, and right of publicity for entertainers and creative professionals. He is the founder of Dani Oliva Music Consulting & Oliva Law Group. P.C. Dani has assisted his clients with matters including, but not limited to: royalty disputes, unlawful use of name, likeness matters, breach of contract claims, copyright infringement, band partnership agreements, management agreements, publishing agreements, producer agreements, label agreements, endorsement deals, visa applications, business formation and brand protection. More than anything else, Dani’s goal is to help clients define their goals, find the resources they need, overcome boundaries and obstacles, and actualize their version of success. ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️continues to support @Blacklivesmatter This episode we chose to highlight @btfacollective is a collective that connects the community of black trans women and non-binary femmes in the arts & to build power within their community. PRIDE Episodes air Wednesdays and Fridays @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours.
June 26, 2020
🌈Colin Druhan @Prideatworkcan & Felicia Carbajal @justcarbajal 🌈
Colin Druhan has lived in Toronto for fifteen years, during which time he has consistently engaged with queer, trans and 2S communities through working and volunteering with organizations like The 519, the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. Colin joined Pride at Work Canada as Executive Director in 2014. Since then, he has prioritized the extension of the organization’s reach outside of Canada's largest cities into a wide range of communities across the country and has been watching the organization grow from 30 to over 140 corporate members. He frequently shares his expertise in workplace inclusion through public speaking and in writing for publications like HR Professional and IN Magazine. Felicia Carbajal is a queer Latinx values-based community organizer, social entrepreneur, change-maker and an innovator in the cannabis industry. Based in Los Angeles the United States Cannabis capital of the nation they have over two decades of experience in California’s cannabis market, getting their start in both the LGBTQ liberation and the medical cannabis movement in the mid 90’s. They have worked with world renowned cannabis medical professionals, consulted on numerous cannabis brands, and are a trusted resource for multiple patient and consumer communities. Currently they are the Executive Director of the 501c3 Social Impact Center. They take pride in fighting for a fair, just and equitable cannabis industry to heal the harms from the war on drugs and honor the shoulders they stand on. ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️continues to support @Blacklivesmatter and @ablm // This episode we chose to highlight @prideatworkcan empowers Canadian employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. PRIDE Episodes air Wednesdays and Fridays @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! Please Review us! Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours. T-Shirts for sale!! IG: @twistedtimesapodcast
June 24, 2020
🌈David J. Johns @mrdavidjohns & Tina Alexis Allen @TinaAlexisAllen 🌈
David J. Johns is known for his passion, public policy acumen (ac·q·min) and fierce advocacy for youth. Johns was appointed as the first executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative) by President Barack H. Obama. In 2017, David Johns began his next life chapter as the executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)—a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma. Tina Alexis Allen is an actress, playwright, author, and philanthropist The youngest of 13 children in a Catholic family growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Tina childhood served as a basis for her first book Hiding out. Her unforgettable role as Shurn in WGNS “Outsiders.” She has since been celebrated for her diverse range of roles in theatre, film and television. “Acting coach to the stars,” Susan Batson, (Oprah, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper) has described Tina as “a true chameleon—capable of playing anything.” For her work in THE BREAK-UP NOTEBOOK, Allen was nominated for a GLAAD award alongside Jane Lynch. Allen is the Co-Founder of Gina Raphaela Jewelry, which merges art, fashion, and social consciousness. The brand uses deconstructed and transformed bullets as a foundation for daring necklaces,rings and bracelets with percentage of all proceeds to be donated directly to non-profit organizations taking a stand for peace. ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️Continues their support of @Blacklivesmatter // This episode we chose to highlight the @nationalblackjusticecoalition the NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. PRIDE Episodes air weekly @twistedtimesapodcast 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @twistedtimesapodcast Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours.
June 19, 2020
🌈Aneesh Sheth @aneeshtheactress & Adam Odsess-Rubin @nationalqueertheater 🌈
Aneesh Sheth is a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and transgender activist. Born in Pune, India and relocating to the United States at an early age.Her network debut as a guest star was on NBC's Thursday night sitcom Outsourced (2011) and has since appeared in Hulu's Difficult People, HBO's High Maintenance and NBC's New Amsterdam. She also had a cameo in IFC's A Kid Like Jake, Netflix’s Marvel series, Jessica Jones. she is also an event host, panelist and committee member with many national organizations. In March 2013, Advocate Magazine honored Aneesh Sheth on their 40 Under 40 List and in January 2020 she became the recipient of the HRC Visibility Award in Cincinnati. Adam Odsess-Rubin (Artistic Director of the national queer theater in nyc. He is a director, playwright, actor, and teaching artist. At National Queer Theater , Odsess-Rubin directed his play DREAMers (NYU), based on interviews with undocumented LGBTQ youth in Queens, NY, for which he received the title ‘Emerging Playwright’ from Theater for the New City and Pint-Sized Plays at The Eagle NYC. He also wrote and directed Speechless (Theaterlab), a play exploring HIV narratives in 2018, to sold out audiences. He produced the Queer Village Reading Series and Criminal Queerness Festival. Formerly the Education and Community Programs Fellow at the American Conservatory Theater, Adam is now a Masters student at NYU in the Educational Theatre department. In 2017, he was nominated for Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Theatre Bay Area awards. ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast⚡️We are continuing our support of @Blacklivesmatter This episode we chose to highlight @nationalqueertheater and @trevorproject who are creating spaces for safety and education both in the black and LGBTQ communities. Shout out to @sageusa @new_alternatives_nyc and @Pflag// PRIDE Episodes air weekly @ 3PM PST/6PM EST Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @iheartradio @twistedvalleyfilms Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours.
June 17, 2020
🌈 Charity Blackwell @charityjoyceblackwell & Joanna Lohman @Joannalohman15 🌈
Joanna Lohman has been rocking stages and fields all over the globe for two decades. She is a former professional soccer player and member of the United States Women’s National Team. Over her 16 year career, she has built a platform for social impact and became the first player in Washington Spirit history to have her jersey retired. She is a human rights activist, teacher, and serves as a Sport Diplomat, traveling the world and running programs in less developed nations that promote gender equality, conflict resolution, cultural understanding, and economic development. Through her own personal journey, she has helped individuals and groups define their beauty by living an unabashedly authentic life based around deep-rooted acceptance and discovering a comfort in their own skin. Charity Blackwell is a spoken word artist, host, emcee, and poetry specialist who has spent several years contributing to the arts scene in DC and across national platforms. She is a Trinity University graduate, where she received her B.A and M.A, for Communications. Since her early college days, Charity’s natural stage presence and charm have led her to many hosting opportunities, including events such as the Poetry SLAMS Poetry OUT LOUD National competition, Busboys and Poets, and many more. She has performed her original work on international networks such as BBC News, DC United Audi Field for the game opener, the Woman’s Sports Foundation, Major League Soccer Network, The Lincoln Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Hirshhorn Museum, Dock 5, and numerous stages across Washington D.C. and the east coast // Right now they are supporting @DCscores // This episode we chose to highlight @blackvisionscollective and @trevorproject who are creating spaces for safety and education both in the black and LGBTQ communities. // PRIDE Episodes air weekly @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @iheartradio @twistedvalleyfilms // Make sure to follow us on our @youtube channel Twisted Times A Podcast. For weekly Happy Hours.
June 12, 2020
🌈 Lily Richards @lilyclaireee & Cedric Kazihise-Gasaida @starvingyetfull🌈
We kick off Pride Month with our first ever back to back episodes, with artists Lily & Cedric. 🌈 FULL BIO’S here : Lily Richards is a Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. She is the writer, director, and star of the hit web series “Twenty" which has garnered over 60,000 subscribers, 10 million views, a nomination for Best Indie Series at the 2018 Streamy Awards, and mentions in Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Pride, Into, and Variety. Recent credits include Frankie in the regional premiere of "A Small Group", the title role in the Myles Yaksich short "Erin", Emma in "Grounded" on and "Candance" in Season of Love, the first queer holiday rom-com. She also voices the role of the infamous villain, "The Tattered Woman" in the popular science fiction podcast, The Far Meridian. She is a proud alumni of Emerson College. // Starving Yet Full (S.Y.F., A.K.A. Cédric Gasaïda) owns a tenacious stage presence and bewildering appeal to the masses. He was the lead vocalist in the electronic band Azari & III, responsible for the dance floor hits “Hungry for the Power”, “Manic” and “Reckless With Your Love,” and is now pursuing a solo career, collaborating with suiting production outfits from all corners of the globe such as BLENT and touring his latest releases as a solo vocalist project. Born in Burundi, S.Y.F. divided his early years between Burundi and Rwanda, prior to emigrating to Toronto, Canada at the age of 17 m. Now based out of Moscow the singer-fashion plate quickly became an influential contributor to major cities’ music and fashion scenes, always a step ahead of the latest trends. From his stand-out performances at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, and the U.K.’s Glastonbury and Lovebox Festivals, to his appearance in the front row at a Dior fashion show in Paris, S.Y.F. has fostered an admirable presence in the modern day entertainment world. // Right now they are supporting Black Lives Matter and Trans United Europe // Episodes for PRIDE air twice a week @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @iheartradio @twistedvalleyfilms // Happy Hour Tuesdays with Cece and Ryan on @youtube channel - Twisted Times A Podcast
June 10, 2020
Protests, Paris, Positivity & Prince with Musician Adeline
French-Caribbean juggernaut Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) is a force of nature. Producing and recording as well as singing and playing bass, her sound gives nods to Chaka Khan, Prince & Curtis Mayfield while still forging her own contemporary style. Her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album has garnered praise from Vogue, NPR, Refinery 29, Rolling Stone, The Fader and many others.Live, Adeline dominates the stage with her powerful voice, her funky bass playing and daring personal style. The former front woman for Nu Disco band Escort, Adeline has toured globally and has been featured at numerous festivals including Coachella, Winter Jazz Fest, Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks @ Red ROCKS and more. Adeline's new EP, Intérimes, will be released June 12, including her 3 latest singles, "Middle", "Twilight" and "After Midnight". You can find Adelines music on Spotify and make sure to follow her on IG: @adeline her website: // Right now @Adeline is supporting George Floyd and @Blacklivesmatter // This episode Cece & Ryan chose to highlight the @bailproject and they are drinking @risebrewingbrewingco for the promo code you can check out the episode! // Episodes air every Thursday @ 3PM PST/6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @iheartradio @twistedvalleyfilms // Make sure to join us for PRIDE EDITION - 🌈 STARTING WED JUNE 10th!! // Happy Hour Tuesdays with Cece and Ryan on @youtube Twisted Times A Podcast
June 8, 2020
We go behind the Beauty & Wellness PR world with CEO and Founder of Evna Media Simona Rozhko.
Simona Rozhko is the founder and CEO of evna media, a boutique PR agency specializing in building clean beauty and wellness brands in the media landscape. Simona began her career in fashion PR and ultimately shifted her focus to beauty, health, and wellbeing for the better part of the last decade working for some of the most notable international agencies based in Los Angeles. Born in Ukraine and raised in the U.S., Simona has always had a unique perspective on health and culture seeing through two different lenses at all times. Her mother was a big influence on her consciousness as she always opted for at-home remedies, used teas and herbs for healing, and stayed connected to nature. Today Simona resides in Los Angeles and works with some of the most covetable indie beauty brands on the market from skincare to fragrance and beyond. Follow Simona on IG @simonaevna and her company @evnamedia Check out her plugs 🔌 @PLUGS: Support local business @chachamatch in Los Angeles and all of Simona’s beauty brands. Visit her @evnamedia // Follow KLUR on IG // Ryan and Cece are sipping on the delicious Fishers Island Lemonades which were founded by a woman! Check them out @filemonde ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast!⚡️ Episodes air every Thursday 6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @twistedvalleyfilms Hosted by Cece King & Ryan Jillian @_ceceking @msryanjillian Follow us on @youtube for “Twisted Sisters - Happy Hour” every Tuesday at 6PM EST
May 28, 2020
We go behind the music industry with artist development and performance expert KJ Rose.
Keanna “KJ Rose” Henson is a Grammy Award Winning Artist Development & Performance Specialist who founded “The Rose Effect, LLC", a Global Stage Consultancy that helps creatives, executives, and artists of any discipline while encouraging them to expand beyond their perceived capacity to provide captivating performances on stage, tv/ film, or the boardroom. KJ is affectionately known as the "Talent Whisperer." working with artists like Lil Nas X with the hit “old town road” . She has spent over 15 years in the music industry performing with P. Diddy, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, J Records (for Clive Davis), Sundance TV and IFC. The purpose of KJs work is to help you occupy your space in every room and on every stage. KJ’s signature identifiable force is her “immeasurable energy,” and her goal is to help you identify yours. KJ also recently was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and has partnered with TikTok’s creative learning fund. @tiktok Check out her plugs 🔌 @PLUGS The Book: The Rose Effect out on Amazon order here: Nurse shout outs! Along with all the frontline workers! (Nurse Noel) @nursenoel_ (Marcy Fitzgerald) @meetmarcy (Latisse Mays-Stovall) @maysstovall ⚡️Twisted Times Podcast!⚡️Follow along with KJ @KJroseeffect - Episodes air every Thursday 6PM EST - Link in Bio - Subscribe Today! @itunes @spotify @google @twistedvalleyfilms Hosted by Cece King & Ryan Jillian @_ceceking @msryanjillian
May 21, 2020
We go behind the yoga world with Yoga teacher Sherry Sidoti.
Sherry is the lead teacher and director of FLY Yoga School on Martha’s Vineyard, a 200 hour YTT Program, and FLY Outreach, a non-profit offering Yoga and Meditation for Addiction Recovery, Pain Management & in Dukes County House of Corrections. She has been teaching since 2002 and has over 3500 hours of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Atma Holistic, Svaroopa, Trauma, Forrest, Philosophy, Somatic Anatomy, Mayan Mysticism, PreNatal and PostNatal yoga. She is a certified Labor Doula with and a certified Recovery Coach. She was the 2017 recipient of Yoga Alliance’s 2017 Advanced Yoga Scholarship, as well as serving on the Teacher Trainers Committee of their Standards Review Project since 2018. She lives on Marthas Vineyard with her greatest teacher, her son Miles Asher, who illuminates her path with sensitivity, humor, and perspective. Visit her website: and her IG: @flyyogasherry - Episodes Air every Thurday at 6PM EST @flyyogasherry Check out her plugs 🔌 @PLUGS The Book: Dear Jack A Love Letter by Barbara Conroy Jackson Scott Conroy and the Documentary HOOKED, stay tuned for the direct link. More information about Barbara and Jack can be found at www.DearJack.Love // Additionally Music from @KaileyPrior Follow IG: @twistedtimesapodcast
May 14, 2020
Meet your new hosts! We talk dreams, love, Woodstock and more with @_ceceking and @msryanjillian
Hosts Cece King and Ryan Jillian take a step away from a guest on this episode which was recorded live and can be found on YOUTUBE (link below) to give the listeners a chance to get personal with your new host duo! ⚡️Join Cece & Ryan as they travel back to 2014 when they met at an acting dream workshop in Woodstock, NY and how the meeting turned into a friendship. The two discuss art, acting, love and being on a deserted island. Grab a drink and join us! ⚡️Episodes air for 'Twisted Times' every Thursday eve ‪at 6PM EST‬. Tune in. @itunes @spotify @google @twistedvalleyfilms 🎙YOUTUBE LINK
May 13, 2020
We go behind the Nurses that inspire the Nurses with Founder Cat Golden
Cat Golden, RN, BSN and Founder of Nurses Inspire Nurses. Cat’s passion is for helping nurses find the confidence they need to create their own schedules, take a chance on their dreams and maintain self-care sparked her movement, Nurses Inspire Nurses. She runs the Nurses Inspire Nurses shop and hosts monthly events and coffee talks, as well as, provides free resources to support nurses no matter their location. She’s shipped thousands of Nurses Inspire Nurses merch out to nurses across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia and built a seven figure business in under two years. She takes nurses through her ninety day mentorship program, the LEAP LAND LIVE Method to help them look inside themselves and uncover what they’re truly passionate about. She believes that if nurse’s embrace their true BEing they will uncover their purpose and be able to live a life they’re obsessed with. You can find Cat on Instagram: @nineliveshealth and her website Check out her plugs 🔌 @PLUGS Cat’s Local community, Lean Body Studio, Intelligent Change, The 5 Minute Journal, Untamed by Glenon Doyle Melton @glennondoyle THIS EPISODE FEATURES RYAN JILLIAN AS A GUEST CO-HOST. She can be found on IG: @msryanjillian
May 7, 2020
We go behind the Hollywood casting world w/ Casting Director Lisa London
Lisa London has been a Casting Director for over 30 years with London/Stroud casting and has cast over a 100 successful film and television shows including Hannah Montana, Grandma’s Boy, The Stepfather, Rosanne, The House Bunny, Sandy Wexler, The Suite Life Of Zach and Cody and so much more! She also wrote a book called From Start to Stardom: The Casting Directors Guide for Aspiring Actors and she also teaches on camera classes to actors along with doing Instagram Lives during the pandemic with Lisa! Check out her website: and follow her on IG: @lisalondoncasting. Check out her plugs 🔌 @plug The Actors Life by Jenna Fischer, How to Stop Acting by Harold Guskin, Making it in Hollywood by Scott Sedita. Be sure to check out Lisa’s book 📚 From Start To Stardom ⭐️ ******THIS EPISODE FEATURES GUEST CO HOST Ryan Jillian for more information on Ryan you can find her on IG: @msryanjillian
May 5, 2020
We go behind the hotel industry with VP & Global Brand Leader Manny Rappenecker
Manny Rappenecker is the Vice President & Global Brand Leader of Marriott Hotels. She’s worked in hospitality, travelling the world and building the Marriott brand for years. Check out her Linkedin: and Check out her plugs 🔌 @plug Dr. Peter Ricci at Florida Atlantic University Thanks for tuning in during these Twisted Times.
April 30, 2020
We go behind the engagement ring with Custom Jewelry Designer Sarah Wan
Sarah Wan is a Custom Jewelry Designer who owns The Devil’s Workshop. She’s designed jewelry for all occasions & people, including Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Check out her website: and follow her on IG: @silversmitten. Check out her plugs 🔌 @plug Supporting all the local businesses in Queen West, Toronto, Ontario 🇨🇦 Thanks for tuning in during these Twisted Times.
April 29, 2020
We go behind the lens with Canadian photographer Helen Tansey
Helen Tansey is a professional photographer, founder & owner of Canadian based company, Sundari Photography. She’s been shooting for over 30 years, taking headshots for the likes of: Gordon Ramsey, Carrie Ann Moss, & Jason Isaacs, to name a few. Check out her website: and follow her on IG: @helentanseyphotography. Check out her plugs 🔌 @terihart @leman.michelle Thanks for tuning in during these Twisted Times.
April 23, 2020
We go behind the curtain with singer, actor, dancer Yani Marin
Yani Marin is a Cuban-American actor, singer, dancer who has performed on some of today's hit TV and Broadway Shows. Check out her website: and follow her on IG: @iamyanimarin. Check out her plugs 🔌 @therealmannyherrara - boxing classes (donations go to Broadway Cares @bcefa), @isaacboots - Torch’d classes (donations go to @nokidhungry), @Michael_Kostroff - author of “Letters from Backstage”, @diviroxx - musician, “ImPossible” album out now! Thanks for tuning in during these Twisted Times.
April 21, 2020
Moorea Masa talks feeling safe, songwriting and the future of music.
Moorea Masa is a singer/songwriter/guitarist of Moorea Masa & The Mood. Check out her website: You can find her album “Shine A Light” anywhere music is sold, including iTunes. Follow her on IG: @mooreamasa and check out her plugs 🔌 supporting artists @allenstone, @davidchang, and @questlove during these Twisted Times.
April 16, 2020
Sara Toufali talks cozy spaces, plants, hats and new names for your quarantine partner.
Sara Toufali is a lifestyle blogger, photographer and interior designer based out of LA. Check out her website Follow her on IG: @saratoufali and check out her plug 🔌 on supporting local businesses during these Twisted Times. One of her local favorites @jungalow
April 14, 2020
Behind the camera with Nicalena Iovino
Nicalena Iovino is best known for her work as a camera assistant on HIT TV shows, The Path, HBO’s Vinyl, The Deuce, Seven, FBI and many more. This is a Twisted Time for the film industry. Especially for the crew. Check out what Nicalena has to say. Follow her on IG @nicalenaiovino and be sure to check out her PLUG 🔌 singer/songwriter @kaileypriormusic
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