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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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
A week after Thanksgiving and Eric is still sleepy from the tryptophan. Luckily there are other holidaze to perk him up such as National Cookie Cutter and Peppermint Bark Day. Their game of Two Truths and a Lie starts right out of the gate when Stacy confesses her name isn’t Stacy Heller. From there Eric and Stacy guess whether various scenarios from their lives are fact or fiction; like did Eric have a pet pigeon? Did Stacy go to prom with Superman’s relative? Vance Dingfelder talks about “lox-schmear” and salmon in his typical circuitous fashion. And did I mention the pastrami bacon?? Go to or for menus and more. Next time: Favorite Gift EVER
The 5 Ingredients for a Happy Thanksgiving
1. An attitude of gratitude 2. Quality time with family, or friends who are like family, like Stacy and Eric for instance. 3. Conversation starters like, “Which breed should win the National Dog Show? And Did D.B. Cooper survive his jump from the plane?” 4. Vance Dingfelder’s specialty, food! Whether turkey from Butterball, pastrami from Dingfelder’s Delicatessen or Ahi Poke Spoons from Nourish Catering. 5. Something sweet, like Eric’s mom calling in to share her French Coconut Pie!! Get the recipe on Instagram @stacytalks. Go to or for menus and more. Next time: Two Truths & a Lie French Coconut Pie Single crust – 1 cup sugar 3 eggs ½ buttermilk 1 stick butter melted 2 tbsp flour 1 ½ vanilla Salt 1 ½ - 2 cups coconut Mix dry ingredients. Mix it all, add dry ingredients. Finally add coconut Put in crust (add mini chocolate chips to bottom) Bake at 325 for about an hour until almost set.
Hey Eric’s Mom, Will You Share Your Coconut Pie Recipe?
Do you know who you probably won’t need to unfriend on National Unfriend Day? Reuben - he’s not just a sandwich, he’s a rare bird in the wild. Speaking of birds, Stacy and Eric talk about favorite holiday foods which includes turkey for both. They agree tradition and memories influence which holiday foods are best; however, they disagree on ambrosia. Vance Dingfelder, the Deli Dude from Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, goes off on a tasty tangent per usual leaving Stacy and Eric more hungry than usual. Go to or for menus and more. Next time: 5 Ingredient Recipes