dont ask me to talk

Don’t Ask Me to Talk with Stacy Heller

Thursdays 3pm-4pm

Don’t Ask Me to Talk – From the ridiculous to the sublime

Topics from the ridiculous to the sublime await listeners of Don’t Ask Me to Talk with Stacy Heller, heard Thursdays at 3 p.m. (PDT). 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. Meant to be an “EDU-taining” one-hour break from reality, their banter echoes the conversations taking place at home, work, the bus stop, and on nights out – what people are talking about when they’re not focused on COVID, world conflict, inflation, and politics.

Featuring a sponsored segment with Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen called, “What Are We Eating?” it will highlight the food, stories, and inspiration behind Dingfelder’s.

“This show is my response to needing to add lighter fare to my social media diet,” says Stacy, adding, “With news accessible quite literally at my fingertips, I found I was experiencing a constant feeling of dread for what was next. The scale was telling me literally and figuratively that my diet was neither healthy nor sustainable; it was time to lighten up!”

Stacy Heller has always loved to talk, so much so that she hosts another show on KKNW called STACY CONNECTS. “I love exploring and connecting with seemingly random aspects of life, sifting for meaning and sharing the treasures I’ve found.”  It was on that show she met Eric Reidar of Hubbard Radio. Eric’s even keeled sensibility is the perfect foil for Stacy’s random style. “Stacy’s spontaneous nature and great attitude keep me on my toes and put a smile on my face. Hopefully it’ll be the same for the listener.”

They’re an unlikely pairing; like fried chicken and Champagne – as sublime as it is ridiculous.

After staying home full-time to raise four stellar kids for 20-plus years, Stacy went part-time once the kids started leaving the house, deciding to turn her natural gift for making connections into a business, leading to STACY CONNECTS. Stacy works with clients to identify multi-sensory messaging ideas that translate their brand into a language their target audience connects with naturally.

When she’s not talking or connecting, she’s probably sitting in the sunny corner of her couch with a Diet Coke or G&T, playing solitaire.

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Ronnie’s Rap Day Needs Its Own Month
National Hip Hop Day plus Presidential Joke Day equals Eric reminiscing about and performing Ronnie’s Rap by Ron and the D.C. Crew making this the best episode EVER. After a short break so Stacy can recover, they talk about “feel-good” stories; what makes one, where they find them, and which are worth sharing. From cutes videos of cats and pictures of donkeys to Stacy’s favorite children’s book, Miss Rumphius, they share some of their favorites. Speaking of feeling good, show sponsor, Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s Delicatessen and Nourish Catering joins the program for culinary chaos and teases listeners and fans of the deli with the promise of hot dogs! Go to for menus and more. Next week a game of Would You Rather?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
It’s a big day for celebrating; Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, White Wine Day, IPA Day and a lot of birthdays worth celebrating. This leads Stacy and Eric to search who shares their birthdays. Next, they explore the topic of “artists.” Exploring questions such as, what makes an artist notable or “textbook-worthy over time?” What makes an artist “good?” What’s the impact of social media on today’s artists, and what makes us connect with certain artists? It’s an interesting conversation about art appreciation. Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s and Nourish Catering is back on the show; he shares that what we’re eating is pesto and even shares his recipe! Go to for menus and more. Next week; favorite feel-good story.
Chocolate Chili Dog Day
Stacy and Eric agree chili dogs in summer seem wrong, chocolate milk seems right, soccer seems like a lot of work, and Buffalo Soldiers seemed like good guys. Their similarities end there this week when talking about video games, arcade, classic consoles and ones available as apps. While Eric spent free time as a preteen trying to get five bucks from his dad to blow at the arcade, Stacy missed out completely only playing occasionally. They chat about how addictive games can be and share what they play now; ironically Stacy now plays way more games than Eric. Since Vance Dingfelder of Dingfelder’s and Nourish Catering is playing real life Deli Dash, Stacy and Eric sub for Vance and talk about what’s good from Dingfelder’s and Nourish (spoiler: ALL of it). Go to for menus and more. Next week; favorite fine artists.