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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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…