Topics from the ridiculous to the sublime await listeners of Don’t Ask Me to Talk with Stacy Heller. Stacy and co-host Eric chat about what’s good; from which movies and shows to watch, music to explore or rediscover, books and podcasts to binge or places to visit, and more. They’ll share and discuss what they know and what they don’t.

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World Lindy Hop Day

Only Eric would find a connection between National Paper Airplane Day and World Lindy Hop Day! And that’s pretty much the only words he gets in once Tony LaStella and Marzia Caputo of West Coast Italian Radio join the program. They chat with Stacy about all things being Italian from hand gestures and cannoli to the North versus the South. It’s a fun conversation that even show sponsor, Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen gets into while exploring his inner Italian. Learn more about Tony and Marzia at and as always, check out Next week’s topic; what’s to watch (hopefully with a special guest).

National Barber Mental Health Awareness Day

Stacy and Eric can’t decide between which holiday is better; National May Ray Day or Barber Mental Health Awareness; both are random, and both are about celebrating folks that add a little light to your life. They continue to share what’s good with listeners, this time the topic is food places to try. In a rare turn of events Stacy is surprisingly quiet between Eric and his Irish fare and show sponsor Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s and Nourish Catering and his EVERY fare. Get out a pencil for this show and take notes, tell’m DAMTT sent you. Next week Stacy chats with Tony LaStella and Marzia Caputo about being Italian by marriage.

National Limerick Day

Stacy and Eric kick off the show talking about limericks and not coincidentally Nantucket, and its’ newly voted upon law allowing topless beach goers on its’ beaches. They also go off on a tangent about local dialects and how words are said differently based on regional influences and Stacy may have bribed listeners with the promise of a gift card if they call or text into the show. Per usual that leaves only a few minutes to talk about this week’s topic: local can’t miss spots, before they welcome Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen. The trio talk about friend chicken sliders once again leaving Stacy and Eric almost too hungry to close the show and pick next week’s topic, which conveniently is local must try foods.

National Hoagie Day

Stacy and Eric kick off the show talking about sandwiches; from there, the topics veer from walks with Gertie to float tank playlists. Stacy answers Eric’s question from last time with a monolog which kicks off this week’s topic: theater. While both are fans, Stacy’s proximity to NY as a kid gave her an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing shows on Broadway. Talk of Lord of the Dance is the perfect transition to Lord of Sandwich, Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen. The trio talk about hoagies vs subs vs grinders vs heroes before going on a tangent about Kaiser rolls. Vance does it again, leaving a very hungry Stacy and Eric to close the show and pick next week’s topic, local can’t miss places and experiences.

National Superhero Day

On National Superhero Day, Stacy, and Eric welcome Stacy’s daughter Grace to the program. Once again, they cover everything and nothing about what’s good lately. Grace’s hankering for a hamburger leads Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, to talk about what makes a good burger in his “What Are We Eating” segment (spoiler: it’s all about the meant). They finally talk toys; what constitutes a toy, have they changed, and is there gender bias are some of the questions they tackle. Next week’s topic is PLAYS/MUSICALS. Stayed tuned for the answer to Eric’s question for Stacy, “Were you a theater kid?” Cue up There’s No Business Like Show Business now.

Bestsellers, Asparagus and Bec

For National High Five Day, Stacy and Eric welcome Bec Relyea to the program. They cover everything and nothing about what’s been good lately, what “bestsellers” they like, and what that means anyway. Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, shares that this week, “What we’re eating” ” is asparagus. Blanched, boiled or baked, Hollandaise makes it decedent just like the smashed potatoes cooked in duck fat that Vance distracts Stacy, Eric and Bec with. Next week’s topic is TOYS. We’ll see where that leads…

Who Can Pass Over Celebrity?

After changing their mind about talking about exercise last week, Stacy and Eric touch on it anyway along with the topic of celebrity – what it means, who they admire and how it’s defined in today’s world. Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen breaks down his Passover menu leaving Stacy and Eric hungry once again. And for next week’s discussion, they pick the topic, “bestsellers.”

Shopping, Salmon and a Kidney

This week co-hosts Stacy Heller and Eric Reidar talk about online shopping; where they shop, how they shop, pro tips and hacks they’ve learned and their secret go-to places. They also welcome Monica Franks and Maria Bartlow to the show who share the story of their search for a kidney for their brother and son, Odin during National Donate Life Month. Vance Dingfelder is back talking smoked salmon in his, “What are We Eating?” segment. Next week, it’s celebrity talk.

DAMTT Premiere

For the premiere episode of Don’t Ask Me to Talk, co-hosts Stacy Heller and Eric Reidar introduce themselves and the premise of DAMTT to listeners; a show about sharing what’s good in the world. With the segment, “What are we eating?” sponsored by Dingfelder’s Delicatessen and featuring Vance Dingfelder, be prepared to get hungry, inspired or both. By the time they get to the topic of movies, they find themselves almost out of time; however, Eric does give his review of The Batman and excellent advice about avoiding the city of Gotham. Keep listening weekly to hear something good.