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Special Guest: Madison Hildebrand from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles

We had the pleasure of having special guest Madison Hildebrand from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles call in to the show this week. He's one of the original cast members of the show and was in San Diego this week working with the charity, Give Back Homes, a network of real estate professionals that are dedicated to creating social change by helping to build homes for families in need. 

As for what's #OnBigDaddysRadar this week, we covered the ridiculous criticism of the new Starbucks holiday cups that outraged so many conservative religious groups who claimed  the company has an agenda against Christmas and Christianity. Additionally, we covered Nordstrom taking a stand against early Christmas decorations, SeaWorld discontinuing their orca show and Walmart's "green light a veteran" campaign.

Leah Remini’s new memoir on Scientology, oversharing on social media, and veganism and beer

Leah Remini just released a new memoir chronicling her 30 years as part of the "Church" of Scientology. It's a very honest and direct account of her experiences that is shedding new light on what on the religious group that is notorious for having so many high-profile celebrity members. Needless to say, it should make a very interesting read. 

As for an additional topic on the radar this week, there was a recent article posted about Facebook and how it is becoming more and more difficult to accuse people of oversharing. The survey which asked tens of thousands of people found that only 34 percent had updated their status recently, which is a big drop from 50 percent last year. This is definitely pointing to a shift into how we are using the social media platform. 
Lastly, Guinness just announced that after 256 years will stop a process of filtering their beer through fish guts, which by no means even a marginal amount of people knew about anyway, but is a big win for the vegan community, especially those who love a good pint. 

Special guest: Kimberly Harbert from Drama Kids International

This week we had special guest Kimberly Harbert from Drama Kids International on the show to tell us all about this wonderful developmental drama program she brought to San Diego to help kids as young as three years old begin to grow and improve important skills to help them be more successful and confident throughout their lives. 

Drama Kids International is different from traditional performance drama as the focus is on developing life skills by using drama as the tool to help students speak with confidence, be innovative, and think critically and on their feet. Kids do improv, have fun with interactive games, experiment with other various activities as well as performances that also help them develop their public speaking skills, which are essential for everyone.
 

American Horror Story Hotel, Kris Jenner changing her last name, Gwen Stefani’s new single and new median home prices in San Diego

American Horror Story Hotel is getting rave reviews from fans everywhere, but not so much from the Parents Television Council who has claimed that is is bringing the "most vile content they've ever seen" to basic cable. Funny enough, however, they seem to be more concerned and criticize advertisers for supporting this type of show rather than blatantly pointing fingers at AHS creator Ryan Murphy.

As for the show itself, it's definitely pushing the envelope this season, as it does every season, but hey thats what keeps fans engaged, intrigued and on the edge of their seat. It's also one of the reasons the show has developed such a following over the past few years. We're certainly not disappointed, especially Lady Gaga's debut acting performance and of course the rest of the stellar cast. 
Kris Jenner also made entertainment news headlines recently (when does she not?) about her decision to change her last name back from Jenner to Kardashian. As if large percentage of people could have any less of an opinion of the infamous matriarch and "momager" of the Kardashian family, she's really catching a lot of flack for this one. People are saying it's very uncool to play with the emotion and meaning attached to last names, especially with children involved just for the sake of branding. She may be doing it just for brand recognition and consistency, but leaves many with a bad taste in their mouth.
Gwen Stefani is all over the news too this week just releasing her latest single, "Used to love you", which is very clearly about her dealing with her relationship ending with husband Gavin Rossdale. Reportedly this has not been a smooth divorce process so far. The song is fantastic and video are full of raw emotion, but she's fantastic so we expect nothing less.
The last subject #OnBigDaddysRadar this week was the median housing price in San Diego. It has continued to rise over the last few years and now has just reached $460,000. While San Diego is one of the best places to live in the US, we certainly pay a premium to live in America's Finest City.
 

Playboy to stop publishing nudity, Madonna concert countdown and Miley Cyrus shenanigans

Playboy recently announced it will stop publishing all nudity as part of its redesign that will be unveiled in March 2016. The publication's executives blame the Internet for making nudity and just about any type of sexually provocative content so widely available. A Playboy executive made the announcement and stated that nudity in publications is now "passé". We think it's a little more complicated than that because let's be real: nudity will never ever be passé. 

Speaking of nudity, Miley Cyrus is getting some flack for planning an all-naked concert with her and the band The Flaming Lips all performing in the nude. But here's the catch -- the audience will be naked too. Many think Miley went off the deep end ever since her infamous performance at the 2013 VMAs twerking in a skimpy teddy bear costume, and that she has been drawing attention to herself in all the wrong ways ever since solely for the pursuit of fame. Others claim that, as a self-described "vegan nudist"  she is groundbreaking and is helping to influence and open people's minds to new perspectives through her music and her own unique expression. Whatever the real reasons might be, she seems to be getting the attention she wants as she has had no shortage of exposure in the media. 

Peeple, “the app for rating people”, new TV watching habits and selfie overload

Peeple, the new app that was in the works recently came under intense scrutiny when the founder explained that it would allow others to "rate" you, similar to the way Yelp and other social sites do for businesses. As you might expect, that didn't sit well with most people, as you could easily turn it into a breeding ground for negativity and another way for online bullying to spread. The app's creator insisted that it was a "positivity only" app, but that clarification written by her in an open letter on LInkedIn didn't seem to help as the app's website and social media platforms seemly vanished out of thin air a few days later. 

We have covered TV viewing habits and how they have changed over the years, but online apps and TV on-demand have rapidly accelerated more than anyone could imagine. The ways in which we consume content is completely different than 10 years ago with services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and now even independent channels like HBO releasing on-demand apps. 
In addition to how technology and the Internet have affected how we consume TV content, it has deeply influenced our everyday lives, especially the selfie. Anderson Cooper's recent special revealed that the average teenager take up to 750 selfies a day to find one that they want to post. 
This and much more on this episode. 

Concierge Medicine, VW #DieselGate, The Facebook Hoax and Social Media Meanies

Sandy Lyons Rasque from the WELLth Center is back to talk about Concierge Medicine and how it can really help change how you interact with your doctor and receive the medical care you need. 

In addition, we're super upset about the recent VW debacle, (aka #DieselGate) that directly effects Amanda, who just purchased a VW with a TDI engine just two months ago. It's going to be interesting to see what ends up happening with VW in the wake of this big issue. All we know is that it's not good at all. 
Lastly, we've talked about social media often on the show, but this time we're obsessing about the reasons why so many people are not only so quick to believe anything that is posted on social networks (think the Facebook privacy hoax) and also why people are just so damn mean to each other. It's unfortunately so common to see others making nasty comments that they would probably never ever say normally to anyone if they were face to face with someone. Why do people think social media gives people this special pass?

Concierge Medicine, VW #DieselGate, The Facebook Hoax and Social Media Meanies

Sandy Lyons Rasque from the WELLth Center is back to talk about Concierge Medicine and how it can really help change how you interact with your doctor and receive the medical care you need. 

In addition, we're super upset about the recent VW debacle, (aka #DieselGate) that directly effects Amanda, who just purchased a VW with a TDI engine just two months ago. It's going to be interesting to see what ends up happening with VW in the wake of this big issue. All we know is that it's not good at all. 
Lastly, we've talked about social media often on the show, but this time we're obsessing about the reasons why so many people are not only so quick to believe anything that is posted on social networks (think the Facebook privacy hoax) and also why people are just so damn mean to each other. It's unfortunately so common to see others making nasty comments that they would probably never ever say normally to anyone if they were face to face with someone. Why do people think social media gives people this special pass?

The View co-hosts comment on nurses, the power of social media and The Emmys

This week we covered a lot of ground discussing various hot topics, including the recent controversial comments form 'The View' co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar regarding the Miss America Pageant that had nurses from all over the country up in arms and consequently caused five sponsors to cancel their association with show. 

We also covered the Emmys, our favorite winners, who we wanted to win and began the conversation about how the Emmys have been deemed the "spoiler awards" by revealing the endings of popular shows. It appears that academy and producers of the Emmys seem to think that if people haven't already finished watching certain shows that are ending, that they never will, but in reality, with Netflix, Hulu and other on-demand apps and services, our TV-viewing habits have changed significantly. 
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Wearing white after Labor Day, Kim Davis, Ellen on Caitlyn Jenner being lukewarm about marriage equality and more

This week we welcomed back our panelist, the wonderful Amanda Silber (#AmandaPass) who has been away for a few weeks. She's now officially five months pregnant with a baby GIRL, and during the show we had a chance to see ultrasound photos and hear all about her excitement as a proud new mom to be. 

After a little history lesson and opinions about wearing white after Labor Day, we jumped full force into the most talked about hot topics, including the ridiculousness with Kim Davis and the media circus that it has turned into after she was being released from jail for not doing her job. We all also had strong opinions about Ellen's surprising interview with Caitlyn Jenner, her conservative ideals and the seemingly unsupportive or perhaps indifferent feelings Caitlyn has toward marriage equality. 
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