Podcast Dreamin’ and Stranger Things 


I was a Doctor Who podcast guest earlier this week and I had a blast! I’ve had the honor of doing several guest spots on incredible podcasts and I have been thinking about starting my own. I love a ton of pop culture things and I want to do something lighthearted and fun with an analytical slant. Right now, I know my life is too out of sorts to pursue this dream but I hope to join the podcast arena as a host one day. 

And holy moly Stranger Things is back TODAY! I enjoyed the first season immensely and I cannot wait to see my sons and daughter again lol. For those who aren’t familiar, Stranger Things is a Netflix series that focuses on a group of pre-teen boys in 1983 who find out that their small Indiana town has a sinister side. They meet a young telepathic girl named Eleven who helps them solve the mystery of their missing friend. It’s 80s movie homages galore and features several storylines which all come together beautifully in the end. I thought season one wrapped up wonderfully but I think the show left a few questions open for a second season 😊

I binged the first season over a 24 hour time span but I’m not doing it this time. Not because I don’t want to but because I’ve been super busy lately. Adulting sucks. 

-Tai Gooden 


My Q&A With ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Dascha Polanco

Happy Sunday!

Last week, I had an opportunity to interview Dascha Polanco (aka Daya from Orange Is The New Black) and it was an incredible experience. Dascha was very upfront and full of life…her personality is incredible!!!

She answered most of my questions, but Ms. Polanco also poured positivity and life into me. I’m so grateful and inspired by her kind words. Dascha was a regular working woman with a dream: acting. People told her she had two kids and a full time job so it was too late for her dreams. But she had a vision and she changed her life.

She also said this to me about my freelance writing:

“You got this…you were born to do it! You will go far, I can feel it. You gotta feel it too!”

Check out my Q&A with her on Paper Magazine’s website here!

-Tai Gooden