By Keirn Thomas
Chatterbox KeirnOct 30, 2020
Is Shannon Wrong? (RHOC S16 E2 & E3)
In this episode, Keirn recaps episodes 2 and 3 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heather is still upset at Shannon for talking about something off-camera that Nicole told her 20 years ago. Keirn tries to break down Heather's thought process and examines everyone's role in how the information was shared. Who's more to blame? Noella drops a major bomb.
A Very Heather Premiere (RHOC S16 E1)
The Real Housewives of Orange County is back for season 16 with the return of the champagne aficionado, Heather Dubrow. The last time we saw Heather was on season 11 and she didn't have the best exit. However, she's back and bringing a new vibe. Returning from last season are Shannon Storms-Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. The ladies are joined by three new women to shake things up and it started off with a "scandal".
Pump Is Back (Vanderpump Rules S9 E1 & E2 recap)
We're back with another exciting season of Vanderpump Rules. The cast has returned for season 9 with more drama than we know what to do with. Chatterbox Keirn gives a synopsis of episodes 1 and 2 as well as commentary on the new season.
Chatterbox Keirn Season 2
Thoughts on The Housewife and the Hustler
On this episode of Chatterbox Keirn, Keirn talks about the new Hulu documentary by ABC News "The Housewife and the Hustler". The documentary covers the charges against legendary attorney Thomas Girardi with commentary from tv hosts, journalists, former housewives cast members, legal professionals and most importantly, the victims.
Brittany M: A New Independent Artist on the Rise
Hey listeners, today on the podcast I interview a new up and coming independent artist from Miami, Florida. Brittany M was born in South Florida but grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her love for music started at a young age and she decided to fully tap into her talent after moving back to the Sunshine State. You can find her music on all platforms and connect with her on her website and Instagram. Links below.
Parenting vs Raising Children
Two Truths and a Lie (RHOBH Season 11 Trailer Breakdown)
This episode breaks down what probably has been a highly anticipated trailer for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11. In the trailer, it is quite clear that the majority of the season will focus on the legal drama surrounding cast member Erika Girardi and her husband Tom Girardi. Cast members are questioning her knowledge of the allegations and she gives her best answers. The trailer also shows that newcomer Crystal Minkoff goes at it with Sutton Stracke, who also engages in a heated exchange with Erika.
It's a SHAHMERGENCY: Jen Shah of RHOSLC Arrested
On this bonus, emergency episode of Chatterbox Keirn, Keirn breaks down the charges against Jen Shah and her assistant/business partner Stuart Smith, what this means for The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and what he thinks should happen.
People Cheat: It Is What It Is
On this episode, Keirn talks about cheating and the impact (if any) that it has on the family, how the hurt party in a relationship deals with cheating and how and when one decides to move on. Keirn uses pop cultural references from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Derrick Jaxn and Saweetie/Quavo.
Do Relationships Change People?
But My Skin Is Black, Too
On this episode, Keirn shares a personal experience from his teen years. An experience that was truly hurtful but was also a learning moment. Keirn talks about being figuratively slapped across with face with a privilege often overlooked. He shares how that experience helped him to be more aware of issues affecting Black people, for the sake of this episode, Black women and more specifically dark skinned Black women. He touches on the legendary Nina Simone's work, Four Women and how relevant it is when discussing Black women.
This Skin Of Mine
On this episode, Keirn shares some experiences he's had that are related to being Black in Japan. He speaks about wanting to jump out of the skin he's in because of how he was made to feel. Keirn wonders what it would be like to get up one day and not having to think about the skin he's in.
Jen Off The Rails (RHOSLC Recap)
This episode will cover Jen Shah's behaviour on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City for the past 3 weeks. Jen brings drama to the show but at what cost? Keirn talks about Jen's claims in interviews and the lack of accountability for her actions without saying "but". There's mention of Meredith needing to be let go because she offers very little to the show and Heather turning out to be one of the best housewives ever in the franchise.
Sit Down and Listen (Southern Charm S7 Finale + Reunion Part 1)
On this episode, Keirn talks about part 2 of the Southern Charm season 7 finale. Kathryn finally shows up to "clear her name" but Keirn doesn't think she has any grounds to do so. Keirn then summarises part 1 of the reunion and Craig's unnecessary attack on Madison.
More Than An Emoji (Southern Charm Season 7 Finale Pt 1)
This episode breaks down part 1 of the season 7 finale for Southern Charm. Talks of Kathryn's response to being held accountable. Questions about why the men choose to bury their heads in the sand or defend something they cared little to enquire about? Chatter about fan reaction to Leva compared to Dr. Tiffany Moon from The Real Housewives of Dallas on how they dealt with similar situations and how the burden of holding Kathryn accountable shouldn't have rested on Leva's shoulders.
Reality Tv Round Up ( RHOSLC, RHOC, Southern Charm)
Final Thoughts On Potomac
Happy New Year everyone. On this episode, Keirn will give his final thoughts on The Real Housewives of Potomac season 5, address the issue of Michael Darby and Andy Cohen's treatment of the Samuels on the reunion.
The Punishment Doesn't Fit The Crime (RHOP Reunion Recap S5 E21)
You've Got Bindered (RHOP Recap S5 E19 & E20)
This recap gives a synopsis of the season finale and part 1 of the reunion for The Real Housewives of Potomac season 5. Keirn talks about drunk Michael, the double standard amongst the group, how Wendy and Candiace have weaponized colourism to shirk any responsibility for bad behaviour and how Monique with the assistance of Karen, embarrassed Gizelle with a binder of facts.
Did Olivia Jade and Family Learn?
I Am An Autumn Leaf
On this episode Keirn looks at the tree analogy used to describe the types of people in our lives. Keirn offers up his own interpretation of the tree analogy and explains why, out of the Leaf, Branch and Root People, he's a leaf.
Three Shows, One Weekend
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Mary M Cosby, Our First Lady (RHOSLC 1 x 3 Recap)
On this episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Heather threw a baby shower for 5 of her employees, Meredith and Mary bonded, Whitney threw a 1920s party and Jen was insulted behind her back by Meredith's son. Oh, and Mary took us to church which was super entertaining. You also learn a fun fact about me.
Karen Shifts Wigs Too (RHOP 5x18 Recap)
This episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac, the women all prepare for Karen's wig party. Well, all except for Gizelle. Speaking of Gizelle, she's left with egg on her face from Jamal. Monique gets brought back into the mix and clash between her and Candiace was hevaily teased.
For My Cousin Jerome
This is the 5th year of my cousin’s passing and I wanted to dedicate this episode in his honour. Being grateful and thankful that I got to know who he was for all the years he was alive. This isn't meant to be a sad episode. It's meant to offer some comfort during these hard times because some people might feel emotionally overwhelmed, sadness, and even guilt for not being there in the last hours of their loved one’s lives.
I sat down with my cousin (Kingsley) and we spoke for the first time about the loss of his brother, my cousin.
The Baby-faced Assassin
We are almost at the end of a rather interesting season of The Great British Baking Show / The Great British Bake Off. This recap is on 1980s Week with the crazy ice cream cake challenge in the hot summer, Dessert Week with that rubbish Sussex Pond Pudding and Patisserie Week where Peter, the baby-faced assassin, knocked everyone out of the park in all three challenges. Keirn talks about what could've been a great twist for this year's finale.
Can I Get A Witness?
The Real Housewives of Potomac are still in Portugal for their cast trip. They had a day of beachside fun with Candiace putting on a fun performance and tasted more ponchas. Robyn's big website reveal and shade toward Karen flopped, Karen announced she will launch a wig line and Ashley finally tells Candiace about the character statement she wrote for Monique's case, which wasn't well received.
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Disaster Strikes the South & An Awkward OC🍊 Vow Renewal
On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Braunwyn renews her vows to her husband and Gina battles wth giving a statement against her ext husband.
The Green Eyed Snakes of Potomac
The Real Housewives of Potomac are still in Portugal for their cast trip. Robyn and Gizelle age shame Karen, while Ashley confronts Candiace about her past actions. A prank gets played on Wendy and Ashley drops a bomb on Robyn and Gizelle re Monique.
A Persian in the South
On this week's Southern Charm, Leva hosts a very traditional Persian dinner for her friends and she opens up about life in Charleston, being a non white person. Keirn talks about Leva's presence on the show and that it was long overdue plus he doesn't want two cast members on the show anymore.
Oh, and a "bomb" is dropped at the end via Kathryn...when will she learn?
RHOC Out of Juice? + Hashtag: Blessed #RHOSLC
Keirn breaks down The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 episode 5 and how the show has changed. Who does he want back?
*#RHOSLC At 17:21*
We waited an entire year for Bravo's newest installation in the world of housewives. Keirn recaps The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and gives his thoughts on the women and touches a little bit on Mormonism in today's world.
A COVID Free Cheshire
On this episode of Chatterbox Keirn, Keirn gives a rundown of episode 5 of The Real Housewives of Cheshire. He questions why Dawn's legal issues were never mentioned, talks about Rachel's Lady Godiva photo and Lystra being a great addition to the cast. Plus he's disappointed in a fav.
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The Real Housewives of Portugal🇵🇹
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Recap for RHOC 15 x 4 + Southern Charm Drama
On this episode, Keirn recaps episode 4 of The Real Housewives of Orange County and has a lot to say about how the women seemed to handle Braunwyn's meltdown. Keirn touches on the rawness of Braunwyn's battle with alcoholism and the lack of support from the cast.
At about 15 minutes, Southern Charm recap begins. Keirn wastes no time in siding with Madison and questions whether Shep has truly changed or if Austen is really a good fit for Madison. Keirn gives his thoughts on new cast members Leva and John Pringle. He talks about John Pringle's family and how he feels topics like that should be handled.
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COVID Strikes RHOCheshire TWICE
At the beginning of the episode Keirn offers condolences to Luis Troyano's family as he passed away just last week from oesophageal cancer. Luis was a brilliant baker on The Great British Bake Off on series 5 and was a finalist. May he rest well.
On this recap for The Real Housewives of Cheshire, Keirn talks about the aftermath of the bust up between Lystra and Hanna and the return of judgey Hanna. Lauren gets ghosted by a ghost which provided for some laughs and Keirn questions why Nick & Royston are fighting Dawn's battles.
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A Slither, A Countersue and Embezzled Hats (LOL) on RHOP
On this recap Keirn talks about how raw and honest Ashley is being with her postpartum (a really brave thing to share with the audience) what the underlining issue Wendy may have with Karen, understanding the importance of education but not as a tool to look down on others and that countersue Candiace didn't see coming from Monique. Let's not forget Karen reading Wendy and her slither. LOL.
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Japanese Week on GBBO
Keirn joins the contestants in the tent for Japanese Week on The Great British Baking Show. The contestants were tasked with making "Japanese" steamed buns (Keirn talks about this not being traditionally Japanese), matcha mille crepe cake and a kawaii showstopper cake. Keirn talks about the misinformation given out about Japanese Week and how the producers missed the opportunity for a real cultural experience for the contestants and the viewers.
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RHOC 12 x 3 Recap + Southern Charm Premiere
Keirn breaks down the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Keirn talks about Gina making a big deal out of a simple text, Shannon possibly lying about her comment on Gin'a home and Braunwyn's alcoholism on the show. Keirn touches on the boycott by fans and what it means.
Southern Charm Recap starts at 24 minutes.
On Southern Charm Keirn talks about Kathryn bringing up the rumour about Cameran's husband cheating, Craig's pillow business, Shep being accountable, a surprise drama unfolding and who the heck did Bravo film?
Lystra Adams, the New Queen of Cheshire
Keirn talks new housewife Lystra Adams and whether she's a good fit for the show, Ester's last scene, Dawn absent from filming for two weeks and the return of judgey Hanna. Keirn questions why Nicole is projecting on to Rachel and calls out Nick & Royston for their abrasiveness.
There's even a little bit at the end about Dawn making headlines recently.
Dyslexia Awareness with Dr. Samantha Johnston
October is largely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month but it's also a month where professionals in Education & Psychology bring awareness to Dyslexia.
Chatterbox Keirn takes a departure from the usual reality tv based coverage with guest, Samantha Johnston, PhD of Curtin University in Australia. Samantha, as Keirn calls her, is a personal friend and they reminisce on the days of their youth. Keirn talks about friendship, share many laughs and tales of their younger days, career and the journey Samantha had to becoming a Doctor of Psychology. Samantha reveals what sparked her interest in wanting to understand the human mind and speaks about her organisation Reading for Humanity as well as answer questions about Dyslexia.
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A Not So Empowering RHOP Brunch
Keirn looks at Gizelle and Jamal's interaction on screen and questions if they are truly a couple, sees why Karen wasn't impressed with Wendy and wonders why Wendy, who has admitted to being fights before, is so hard on Monique. Keirn also looks at Karen and Ray's relationship and how things have changed for them.
What is the goal with holding this fight over only Monique's head?
Tensions Rise in Cheshire, Cages Fall on GBBO
*The Great British Baking Show recap starts at about 24 minutes*
On The Great British Baking Show, Keirn can't help but laugh at the episode. He breaks down the fun moments of this episode and from soggy bottoms to a caged mini Peter.
Trouble Brewing on RHOC
On this episode of Chatterbox Keirn, Keirn takes on Braunwyn's alcoholism and how this is affecting her life. Keirn wonders why Gina is having selective amnesia and why she's reaching for an issue with Braunwyn. Keirn questions why Tamra was stirring the pot after being fired from the show.
From the Courts to the Sip & See on RHOP + RHOC chatter
On The Real Housewives of Potomac, Wendy hosts a sip & see, Candiace goes to court, Ashley and Michael go to therapy and Monique was absent. Keirn talks about it all.
*starts at 28 minutes*
Keirn takes on The Real Housewives of Orange County and shares his views the boycott by fans and questions what the outrage is really about.
RHOCheshire is Back + GBBO banter
Keirn gives his bits on the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Cheshire and how they handled COVID during filming. Keirn questions Dawn's story about why she behaved badly last season and talks of a new housewife joining later this season.
*starts at about 19 minutes 45 seconds*
On GBBO, Keirn recaps the first 4 episodes and shares his tales of baking and gives a description of new host, Matt, you have to hear for yourself. Keirn tries his hand at the British accent at different points throughout.
RHOP Breakdown Part 2
Keirn continues commentary on The Real Housewives of Potomac on part 2 of the breakdown. He highlights the strengths of the cast and calls out the lazy yet convenient narrative of the angry black woman stereotype being casted on one person...and there's Robyn.
RHOP Breakdown Part 1
Keirn gives a rundown of all that has happened on The Real Housewives of Potomac season 5, up to the latest episode 11. The content that Potomac provides is so good, Keirn had to make this a two parter.
Welcome to Chatterbox Keirn
Keirn invites you into the world of Chatterbox Keirn. In this episode, Keirn will share with you what moment in pop culture brought about the blog, Chatterbox Keirn, now turned podcast, why he thought this podcast wasn't a good idea and what pushed him to take a chance on himself. Keirn also reveals something that would shock any pop culture enthusiast. :D