NYCTalking PodcastMay 18, 2021
Episode 95 – Be your own cheer leader with Neelu Kaur
The NYCTalking Podcast is back! This time with author, facilitator, and Yoga instructor, Neelu Kaur. I love my conversations with Neelu because they make me a better version of myself. Join us as we discuss her new book "Be your own cheerleader," Tiktok videos, mental health, and more.
Episode 94 - Drag is art with Madstone Rowan
On this episode I am joined by the lead singer of Tripping Jupiter, Madstone Rowan. Madstone and I discuss music, creativity, energy as well as LGBTQ+ issues. Join me for this great conversation.
Episode 93 – Men's Health with Dr. Michael Werner
On today's episode I am joined by the man who performed a vasectomy on me. This dude has seen and snipped my most intimate body parts. Join us as he talks about vasectomy, sperm mapping, erectile dysfunction and how his practice has helped thousands of men have children as well as a healthy and great sex life!
Episode 92 –Zumba Presenter with Giovanna
Her cute looks got me into the class, her exceptional skills and great playlist kept me in the class. Meet the lovely Giovanna Amvrosiatos. Giovanna is currently a Zumba Presenter most recently seen on ZIN volume 103. For those of you who don’t know, that’s where most instructors around the globe get their choreography from. In the Zumba world, it’s kind of a really, really, big deal. Having met Giovanna years ago, it makes me very happy to see her rise up the Zumba ranks and become a full blown Zumba presenter. Thousands and thousands of people are learning from and using her original choreo! Dude, that’s crazy! If you are a Zumba instructor, aside from owning the company like Beto, this is as huge as you can get, and our local Kew Gardens instructor made it there! That’s just amazing. Get to know Giovanna and listen to her amazing story here!
Episode 91 - Gun buyback, penis enlargement, gym creeps, stem cell, tv shows and film.
Join us for episode 91 of The NYCTalking Podcast. On this episode Angel will discuss some of the downfalls he's experienced with our gun buyback programs. He'll also touch on whether or not a man should ever risk penis enlargement surgery. We talk about the "film a gym creep trend" that is all over the interwebs. We cover stem cells and how this treatment is only for the rich and powerful. Finally, we cover a few tv shows, talk some DC, Marvel and other entertainment news.
Episode 90 - Retired NYPD Cop to Author with Vic Ferrari
Meet retired Officer Vic Ferrari. Bronx Native, Vic Ferrari has taken on a new career as a book author. He's joining us to promote his NYPD themed books where he shares hilarious stories of what it is like being a NYPD police officer. We spoke about the current state of NYC, his long career in the NYPD, his books and much more. Join me for this entertaining conversation.
Episode 89 - Open Mat Physio and BJJ with Dr. Diana Wang
This episode is for the safety minded jujitsu players out there. Actually, it is for anyone who does some form of physical sport and would like to prevent or heal an injury. Dr. Diana Wang of Open Mat Physio joins us to talk about longevity in this sport, injury prevention, mindset and so much more! Join us to hear from this purely BJJ dedicated wellness coach. Learn more at Openmatphysio.com
Episode 88 – Talking mental health and ego with Mars Cross
Mars Cross makes her triumphant return to NYCTalking. On this episode we talk about how we deal with life, the ego, shadow work and much more! Check it out and welcome Mars Cross!
Episode 87 - NYC is getting really dangerous
NYC is starting to feel like it did back in the 80s. You have rampant drug use, random attacks, motorcycle riding thieves, subway slashers, mentally ill homeless people wreaking havoc, and so much more happening. Meanwhile, the DA released a man who put another in a coma and Eric Adams is worried about making Times Square a gun free zone. Let's explore that.
Episode 86 - The time I stole a can of spray paint
I never got to apologize for this. But I am sorry.
Episode 85 - Road Trip in Dominican Republic
When I was younger, I sometimes went off the beaten path. This wasn't always a smart thing to do. Listen to learn why.
Episode 84 - Would you help someone being attacked?
On this episode we ask the question, "Would you help someone being attacked?" Listen to my thoughts and how I've approached this in life.
Episode 83 - My Bronx Journey
The Bronx and I have a storied history. From caved in building walls to being used as a human shield. Have a listen for some of my tale!
Episode 82 - I still want sex
They said when you get older, you won't care about sex as much. They were wrong.
Episode 81 - My favorite Zumba Rhythm
I'm a Zumba instructor, a pretty damn good one. I pack all my classes every single week! So let's talk about my favorite Zumba rhythm!
Episode 80 - Subway Emergency Brakes
This homeless guy pulled the emergency brakes to cause delays!
Episode 79 - How bad did she hurt you?
Come with me on a trip to one of THE, if not THE greatest heartbreak I have ever suffered.
Episode 78 - Dog thieves
I can't imagine what kind of person could steal another's pet. To me, it's equivalent to a family member. Let's discuss this dog stealing situation.
Episode 77 - I am a great Zumba Instructor
You don't have to be the best at anything to be great at something? What? We all have self doubt and moments of uncertaintly, especially instructors like myself. Listen in for some advice on how to get past that.
Episode 76: He tried to hit on my girl!
This guy tried to hit on my girlfriend at the bodega. What was he thinking?
Episode 75 - Justice for Eddie Munson!
There are no spoilers in this episode. But I think we all know that Eddie Munsen is accused of murder. I demand that on Season 5 of Stranger Things, his name is cleared.
Episode 74 - Surviving Winter while poor in the Bronx NYC
From the blog presents surviving winter while poor in Bronx, NYC.
Episode 73 - He slapped her butt
From the blog, let's talk about what we would do if someone slapped our girlfriend's butt.
Episode 72 - White Privilege Latino
NYCTalking's latest segment, "From the blog." Here I will share blog posts and sometimes expand on the ideas presented there. On this one we'll talk about what it is like living in America as a white passing Latino.
Episode 71 - Living in NYC
NYCTalking's latest segment, "From the blog." Here I will share blog posts and sometimes expand on the ideas present there. On this one we'll talk about what it is really like living in NYC.
Episode 70 – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
On this episode I will talk about a topic I try to stay away from because it's so sensitive. I share a few of my thoughts on suicide and how I've survived all these years despite what I believe is some form of depression mixed with suicidal tendencies. We also talk about how to stay healthy with exercise, coping with regret and trying to be present in the moment.
Episode 69 – Finding balance in training
I have always been an all or nothing type of person when it comes to training. That's why I fluctuate between the extremes of really fit or really fat. It is very hard for me to see anything but black and white when it comes to this space. The grey area is very difficult for me to find. However, I work hard everyday to try and find it. Here are the latest steps I've taken on that journey to equilibrium.
Episode 68 – Mental health: It is okay to not be okay!
For some reason, today I remember how a “friend” told me, “Hey Angel, you are strong, you are alright” as she completely dismissed my feelings and the stuff I was going through. It was so cold and truly hurt me. In my eyes, this person went from someone who was very important, to someone I once knew.
Episode 67 - Diary of a Zumba Instructor: Get New Music
Listen in as your host Angel talks about one of the struggles of being a Zumba instructor. We all love to get and dance to new zumba songs and choreography, but is it as simple as picking a song and bringing it to class? Let's find out in this epic rant!
Episode 66 – End of year quickie!
I didn't want to let the year end without doing an end of year episode. I'm still recovering from being sick, so this is a quickie, but have a listen!
Episode 65 – Another School Shooter
Did y'all notice how silent the media has been about the Ethan Crumbley Michigan school shootings? Are we so used to it that it's no longer even newsworthy? Let's chat about that school shooting and Darryl Brooke, the guy who killed a bunch of people with his car in Wisconsin.
Episode 64 - Cosmetic Surgery
Over the years, at one point or another I have considered cosmetic surgery. I am human after all. I've witnessed quite a few friends do these types of surgeries with zero complications. However, I personally know of at least two people who actually lost their lives because of it. At the end of the day, for myself, I felt that the dangers associated with cosmetic surgery were not worth the potential benefits. In this episode, let's do a deep dive into this topic.
Episode 63 - Mi casa es su casa
On this episode I discuss a point that the Godfather, Vito Corleone made in the very first scene of the very first movie. "You never invited me over to your home for coffee." Should we invite people to our homes as a show of love, etc? Let's talk about that and more on this episode.
Episode 62 - Walking my dog
I walk my dog every single day. For the most part my interactions while walking her are pleasant. But sometimes people have human expectations from my dog and then things get awkward. I candidly explore that dynamic.
Episode 61 - Eric Adams elected New York City mayor
So for only the second time in NYC history, we have elected a black man as NYC mayor. Perhaps you wonder why we make a big deal of this or why we mention his race so often and it is quite simple really. The fact that it is only the second time is in and of itself my response to you. It is very rare occurrence and that should speak volumes as to why we emphasize it. In any case, I wish Eric Adams much success in his new role as mayor. His success is our success. I voted for Adams because I believed he was the candidate that was most balanced and likely to restore order here in NYC in a way that is fair to all parties involved.
Episode 60 - 1 Billion or Sex, Dune and Physical therapy
On this episode of the NYCTalking podcast, I am confronted with the life altering decision, would you take a billion dollars in exchange for giving up sex for the rest of your life? We also talk about the new film Dune with pretty much zero spoilers and finally, I'll share my latest physical therapy experience and cost cutting strategy.
Episode 59 - Rude lady on the subway
So my wife and I encountered a rude lady on the subway. This wasn't an overt or extremely obvious situation, it was more discreet and subtle. Listen in to get a rare look at how I can be when I feel someone has pushed a bit too far. Spoiler alert, I did not choke anyone out.
Episode 58 - Mental health Firestarter
On this episode we talk about a woman who has been setting fires in the building across the street. It is clear that she suffers from some form of mental illness and really needs help. However, her actions endanger not only her safety, but the safety of her neighbors as well. Your host ponders how we can deal with this problem while still being fair and good people.
Episode 57 - NYC Mayoral Race
Next month we will be holding the NYC Mayoral election. The two top candidates are Eric Adams as the Democrat and Curtis Sliwa as the Republican. Now you would think that by default Eric Adams is going to be our Mayor, I'm sure that's what everyone is thinking. But to this I say, think back to the 2016 Presidential election. It was then too assumed that Hillary Clinton was going to be our next and first female president. However, despite everyone's beliefs and much to our disappointment, America had other plans. My message to Eric Adams is that he is not like Hillary Clinton in that capacity. Don't assume you've won, don't assume we are going to vote for you by default. I've invited both Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa on the podcast, neither has responded or even acknowledged my existence. I did meet Eric in my building once so I thought he might get with your boy, but nah, it ain't happening. In any case, listen here to the latest episode of NYCTalking to get my not so educated thoughts on this campaign and how it could work out badly for him if Adams take it for granted that he's won.
Episode 56 – I got drop kicked!
This is the true story of how some thugs tried to rob me by drop kicking me, yet ended up flat on their butts! True story y'all! Growing up Bronx!
Episode 55 – What makes a good zumba instructor
On this episode I am going to tell you my opinion on the 5 most important things that make a good zumba instructor! Note that I am not big in the Zumba world, this is merely my personal opinion and top 5. What do you think?
Episode 54 – Jealousy and Possessiveness
I was a very jealous and possessive man when I was younger. I mean it was really bad. My middle sister got the worst of it growing up because I was really overprotective with her and boys. In dating, it was also present for a very long time. I don't think that it ever truly goes away, but you learn to ignore and control the demon.
Episode 53 – Why I dropped out of High School
Back in the 90s, I went to high school in the Bronx. As bad as you might think it was for most, for me specifically, it was probably worse. Listen to the story of why I dropped out here.
Episode 52 – How I lost my virginity
My first sexual encounter was kind of embarrassing and somewhat unforgettable. Take a few minutes and listen to the story of when I lost my virginity. Perhaps some of you can relate to this somewhat pathetic experience that I had? If only I knew then what I know now!
Episode 51 - Sex in public spaces, cruising, prEP and more with Danilo Silva
On today's episode I am once again joined by one of my favorite people, Danilo Silva. Today we discuss a little more about my podcast on the guys who were having sex in the showers, gay clubs, gay sex culture, prEP for safety and much more.
Episode 50 – Vaccines, Book, Immortality and law enforcement with Lou Maldonado
On this episode I am once again joined by my buddy Lou Maldonado to discuss the covid vaccine, some of our book recommendations, immortality and of course, law enforcement. For this and more tune in!
Episode 49 – Ego with Gibran Malik and Albert Solis
On this episode I am joined by two of my buddies to talk about the dreaded topic of EGO! Gibran Malik and Albert Solis are both deep, intellectual men who share their life insights with me. This conversation from God to the streets. At one point we even witness the reading of a bible passage! Listen in and tell us your thoughts on ego!
Episode 48 – Mental Health with Patrice Shavone Brown
Join me and mental health counselor Patrice Brown as we speak about the military, weight acceptance, community policing, her many books and much more!
Episode 47 - Chinese Woman Assaulted in Queens with Christine
Episode 46 – Men having sex in the shower
Years ago I was going to take a shower at a Manhattan gym. Little did I know that I was going to walk in on two men having sex in the shower. Listen to this true story!