March 10, 2021

My Wish

My Wish

My Wish, Episode 19 of Undebatable is a very special one. In this weeks episode we tackle the hot topics that keep you up at night...okay maybe they don't keep you up at night but you know they are on your mind! We discuss The Brand New Hotel in outer space, would you stay there? Also we talk cancel culture again....;earn what is being canceled now and lastly we discuss the big news this week, the bombshell interview with Oprah with Harry and Megan. Our guests this week, a pair of two fabulous souls who share with us the work they do for the Make A Wish Organization and their direct connection to the cause. This is an episode that will make you laugh, cry and feel all those emotions in between.  

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Transcript

Keith:

trivia time. What happens when you put for highly opinionated friends? For microphones and breaking news and controversial topics in a blender? You get one hell of a podcast. This is undebatable hysterical and thought provoking podcast that sees for friends from different backgrounds debate hot button issues that affect our modern world hot button issues. For quick witted hosts, events, political news, pop culture news or weird news, we're talking about it. This is undebatable. And here are your hosts Raylene? Hey, urness. Steve Bradford

Bradford :

Yeah, I like that one.

Raylene:

It's like I grabbed you under the desk. Well,

Bradford :

our listeners know you didn't.

Steve:

from Wednesday of last week.

Bradford :

No, that was that was. What was that? What was that? What

Steve:

was it? Dude?

Raylene:

I was gonna I was there last week. We just plain all forgot.

Bradford :

Yeah, but I had something ready. It was like, Oh, yeah, baby. That's all Yeah, baby.

Steve:

is always next week for Oh, yeah. Because

Raylene:

I don't think any of us missed it, though. No. Oh, yeah, baby. Oh,

Bradford :

yeah, baby. Yeah, no, my husband still hasn't heard the episode. So that's good.

Raylene:

Listen to any of them. No. I remember when I sent that video the other day. So there was a Jeopardy clip. And it was something it was called alternate history. And it was like something about an actual railroad that went underground. And the name of the book was the Underground Railroad. And I'm like, Oh, my God. Oh my God. So I paused it and then my husband's like, what? And I'm like, don't worry about it. So I take the little video of the snap the clip, and I send it to our group chat. My husband's like, what? And then he would kind of pissy for like the rest of the night. So it's like, no, it's a joke between me and Steve. And then he's all like, who Steve. I'm just like, really? Listen, if you're not gonna listen to my podcast, then shut the fuck up.

Steve:

Yes. My girlfriend. I'm like, have you heard one? She's like, No, I've never listened. One. I'm like, What the hell, man? And I kind of thought about, I'm like, you're with me all the time. Right in your free time away from me? Do you really want to listen to me talk? I don't want time. Now is what they're really missing out on.

Raylene:

That's true. But I've listened back to our episodes and laughed out loud in my kitchen. I'm like, Tim, we're funny. My dad,

Bradford :

he said to me, like, last week when I was editing this. He's like, Oh, are you editing it? Or do you just keep listening and pausing? I'm like, No, I'm editing it. He's like, oh, wow, that's really funny. I should listen, some time. I'm like, Whoa, we're 19 weeks in, you know, now would be a good time to start

Raylene:

having that 19 hours to just sit and listen.

Bradford :

Right? If you're bored, we got something for you. Yeah, it could be fun. We do have something for you. And that's why you should share our podcast, share it with your friends, your family, we think we're funny. And I know that you think you're we're funny. So share it, tell your friends, tell your family. You know, Facebook is a great place to do that Instagram, all the social media platforms, make sure that you share the undebatable podcast, you can also connect with us we love hearing from you, all you have to do is go to www dot undebatable dot show. And you can comment on all of the hot topics that we talked about today. And tell us your take on what you think about those issues. And lastly, we're going to ask for your support where those types of people not the bums on the street asking for panhandling money but we're basically doing the same but in a virtual more classy way. So give us your money if you'd like In exchange, we'll give you some really cool pictures, videos behind the scenes exclusives, discounted merchandise, all of that, that's on our Patreon page. You can find the description and how to get to our Patreon page in the show notes down below. Spring my friends spring is upon us I feel it today. At least in our neck of the woods here it was 60 degrees today and that excites me. I like snow but I mean I love the warm weather with smelt like it today.

Steve:

It did it work in Connecticut. So like I walked out of work shoguns over like 10 I walked down What? I can smell it and I like I say that the people they look at me like I'm an idiot. I was like, yo, it smells like it's warm outside and people look to me like what the fuck are you talking about?

Unknown:

Oh, like you're talking about

Steve:

there's you can smell like the leaves warming on the ground? I don't know. It's like the only way I can explain it. Yeah,

Raylene:

I saw a meme that said I didn't believe in seasonal depression until it was like 55 degrees one day and I felt like I'd taken a hit of Mali. like yeah, that's that's also a

Steve:

sign of bipolar by

Raylene:

the way I got it so closely. I identified with that remark drink more wine. Really.

Steve:

I'm already eyeballing the bottle being like can I fit?

Bradford :

There's enough for everyone else. Oh, we can we can? Absolutely well,

Raylene:

you know Bradford has his quarter cup so he's fine.

Unknown:

This is really good.

Bradford :

With the abuse I undergo on the show. I'm gonna go through an entire glass Today,

Raylene:

I'm just kidding. It's only a four ounce pour four ounces for him, and then we each get eight to start with and then we keep topping it off. And then the show ends and Bradford takes the last swallow and he's like, all glass.

Steve:

I had old fashioned this afternoon.

Raylene:

I'm a light so your whiskey already in the day? Well, I

Steve:

work early. I worked eight hours. So my cousin got me like a high end bottle of bourbon whiskey. Which kind of for roses?

Raylene:

Oh, yeah, no,

Steve:

that's how I know it's expensive is because she gave it to me on my birthday party. And I was like to my family who wants to do shots? And she was like, Oh my god, no, you do not do good stuff. So she gave me like the whole fashion kit like with the bitters and the mirror sheen of cherries. But I couldn't find the syrup. It took me three days to find simple syrup. You know, you just make it. Yeah, I know. Listen, I have a good argument. You could make it but I'm a single man. I don't even own Tupperware you think I want like a squeeze bottle on the port and afterwards, you just squeeze bottle you need something and I don't have any of that. It would be a mug with tin foil over the top of my fridge.

Bradford :

Are we talking just like melted down sugar?

Raylene:

Yeah, it's literally I'm not you know, man. It's the sugar. Water.

Steve:

burn myself. No, you

Raylene:

just turn into syrup. You could burn yourself, but I

Steve:

want to I didn't do it. Right. And then

Raylene:

how do I mess up sugar? My

Steve:

mind? My mind is insane. Because I would be like, does this taste right? I don't know if it does. Maybe I didn't make the syrup. Right? What if I didn't do this? So

Bradford :

it's literally hops in half. So you would take a half cup of sugar, half cup of water. Boil it? Boom, boil it? Yeah, that's like it asked me how

Steve:

do you tie your shoes? Dude, it's easy. I just do criss cross. It's not that easy.

Bradford :

We'll make some rhymes for you some nursery rhymes. So

Steve:

you got it. I'm good. So now it's my strategy to take a nap in the afternoon. So I have a new term on I'm going to go home and have a nap because I got those. Same nap that I take. We both we both use a vise to get there.

Raylene:

Okay, so it is the same nap that I

Steve:

can't combine and that and that it'll all be asleep. You know,

Bradford :

what do you think of those cubes that you put in the freezer? They're not like actual ice cubes. They're like, gel filled. They're

Steve:

like those silica gel. Yeah,

Unknown:

what do you think of those?

Steve:

I've never seen them. It seems creepy.

Bradford :

It does. I feel like it would make your drink tastes weird. Well,

Raylene:

we do the big ice cubes. We have the silicone molds and ice cubes for for my boss because he likes his old fashions. He likes his bourbon. I think it's revolting,

Steve:

but you don't know what something it's such a stupid fashion. When I learned it. I've never been able to look at an ice cube differently. So an ice cube doesn't make your drink cold by just being in there in the cold reverberates out as it dilutes the cold water from the ice cube works its way through your drink. And that's the coldness that you're feeling. So that's why it's so essential to have an actual Ice Cube instead of those silicone things because it actually wouldn't even really do anything other than keep that little area cool.

Raylene:

And you want a big fat one so it'll clip but it doesn't actually just melt and water your drink down.

Bradford :

See, but I rely on that I'm a one beer queer. I'm looking for that. I need that I need that extra warm day.

Raylene:

So he can say that.

Steve:

I can say that. I can say that. I want to get canceled now.

Unknown:

Cancel me pitches. Yeah,

Raylene:

I you we have to get famous before we can get canceled.

Unknown:

We are listened to all over the world.

Raylene:

Yeah, by you know, like 42 people.

Bradford :

No more than that.

Steve:

It's around the world. Yeah, only seven continents worn every frickin content. Yeah. Hey,

Raylene:

where's my other podcast? I'm 100/18 in comedy in Bolivia,

Steve:

even McDonald's can't say they're on every continent. That's true. I'm not that confident. They could be actually on Antarctica. They could be

Bradford :

penguin fries. They're like what's in these nuggets? And the polar bears are like keep walking penguin keyboard and so I apologize

Raylene:

for showing you earlier. You are not funny that could be because I drink the wine really fast though.

Bradford :

It could be it could be that was the key. Get her drunk quick. And she'll think I'm funny. So our topics for today. Royal.

Raylene:

It's me trying to just destroy all the equipment by spilling the wine.

Unknown:

Oh my gosh,

Steve:

don't worry. No wine was built. No,

Bradford :

no wine. No wine was spelled were hurt in the making of this podcast. So our topics for today royal pain. That's what some of the whales are thinking about the interview with Oprah also be talking about canceled culture. Yes, again. Why? Because there are more and more things that are being canceled. So we just have to talk about it. And lastly, our very first space hotel will be happening not in the world, but you know, in the universe. So those are our topics. Let's get to them.

Raylene:

So I mean, are they going to take American Express?

Bradford :

I frickin hope so. This this It's crazy. If you look at it, it looks like a wheel right? It's just yeah wheel with this long pole kind of images. And it's actually going to spend because they need to create fake gravity. Otherwise, you'd be in the thing floating all around.

Raylene:

I mean, that's why I would take that vacation.

Bradford :

Would you go Steve, would you go To stay in a hotel and outer space,

Steve:

I said for years that if you gave me an option to go to space and told me there's a 5050 chance that we can't get you back you're going to die up there. I would already be out the fucking door to go before they finished. But well you know what I started and I don't mean this really it just kind of a funny thing thing about I saw so SpaceX is selling the trip to Mars right now there is this hotel that you can go visit. Also SpaceX did sold a trip around the moon and a billionaire bought the tickets and he's giving it out kind of fucking fraud is this. You're selling things that don't you don't even have the ability to do that yet with people on and you're like, Hey, who wants to buy this? The billionaire bought the just the trip around the moon. You go to the moon, you go around the back, you come back for $250 million. What SpaceX goes under? What if they can't make this technology? Like what about all what we don't sell? So I love space. I love exploration. We haven't even tried to grow fucking plant on Mars. And you're gonna tell me like, what? Would you like to book a room for the first hotel on Mars in outer space in 2024? Like,

Bradford :

do you don't know? But think how good that could be if all the billionaires go to outer space. I mean, good written. Hey,

Steve:

they're gonna take their money with them. Dude.

Raylene:

I mean, did not want to ever grow potatoes on Mars. That was a movie that was no. Such a good movie.

Steve:

It was a good movie. Yeah, I

Bradford :

don't think that was real. I was riveted. Of course

Steve:

it wasn't real. Nothing's more heavy than gravity. Except me. Wow, that was the weirdest thing that I did not intend. I just meant the movies Sandra Bullock movie, rabbit. Pause we all pauses like that. You all thought I said some deep like Nostradamus level shit. And that was that nothing new there. I just straight up man. The movie gravity was really heavy. It was but imagine the view right here. But

Bradford :

what's the price? It's how expensive heavy death. It could be that look.

Steve:

People die from having boulders roll on them they die COVID toilet, they die or die looking at the Earth from space. How many humans you can count on maybe a couple of our hands. How many people have seen Earth from outer space and if I'm going to die and that's my view and set it like a tractor trailer on top of me while I'm in flames. I'll take that all day long.

Bradford :

You gotta be a Raylene though. You've got to be someone like Raylene who can just sit and read a book about it. Right? So my dad's one

Steve:

of these people remembering my PlayStation they have right sir.

Bradford :

So my dad's one of these people that like a hotel resort, he's got a walk around, he can't stay in the room. He hates that like he would never go to an all inclusive he wants to drive around see things. So for him all

Raylene:

I want out of life right and all inclusive.

Bradford :

But for someone like you, Raylene who can stay in an inclusive and read a book and buy the poem be perfectly content with that. I

Raylene:

don't think you're gonna be by the pool on this one.

Unknown:

You will not be by the pool on this.

Raylene:

I mean, there might be a pool, but I mean, the point is,

Steve:

there's a Mars pool, and we're gonna have a heated pool, and there's

Bradford :

you're gonna be by the sun girl. It's gonna be right there.

Raylene:

Oh, that's true. That's true. I might have to wear my sunscreen.

Steve:

Right? I'm actually building a multibillion dollar hotel it's gonna open in 2025 there's going to be teleporters that get you up to the top everything's encrusted in this new material that we don't even know exists. It's more expensive. The gold you guys want to buy a room?

Raylene:

Yeah, can I get it for like under $300 I'm

Steve:

selling them for $300,000 this most exclusive hotel that will exist I just haven't invested in it done it or made it happen yet. But if you're willing to buy a room, I can sell it to you for $300,000 now it seems like I don't SpaceX is not doing this. They got government money now they're good but like what kind of fraud Ponzi scheme Seriously? I'm selling you that's literally

Raylene:

a Ponzi scheme. Oh shit it is I'm really tired of people calling direct sales Ponzi schemes and I'm like, you don't know the fucking definition. Well, I that's a Ponzi. Hey,

Steve:

I have this thing that's gonna come along. You want to give me money now and the money you're giving me is funding the thing I'm promising you. So eventually if that thing doesn't work out, well now I can't repay all the people that invested and that thing I promise you ain't coming either. So where is it gonna fall and it's SpaceX. They got government money but what if

Raylene:

now I feel bad because that's actually not the definition of a Ponzi scheme. No, it

Steve:

definitely is. I just tried to use trigger words get people's attention.

Raylene:

Exactly. Right. No, that's that's just just defrauding people. It's well, it may not be defrauding. You can't build that unless you have the money to try and build that. So you have to find the people who are like, like, remember when Lance Bass was gonna go up? First of all, you guys are looking me with dead faces. paid a bunch of money to go up in space, and I went for but he paid Russia so he should have known better sheezus but that's the thing when you have those boatloads of money, you invest in things, but nothing happens unless somebody has an idea and and people are willing to invest in it. I mean, that's why that's why those billionaires happened because they invested the money in railroads I invested the money in oil and

Steve:

the money and see the railroad

Raylene:

I can you can now but what it but what back if you were like in England and all they had this horse and carriage and like we're gonna make an engine and we're gonna put it on tracks as you

Steve:

go across the countries for me you can go check this shit out right I got steel I got coal, I got this I gotta make a little model somebody has

Raylene:

to invest in steel.

Steve:

Yeah, but what are you gonna invest in living on Mars? We don't even know what the rover will survive. I would

Bradford :

I would argue this.

Raylene:

The whole point is the people with the big money they put the big investments in and sometimes I

Steve:

find sometimes what my beef is.

Bradford :

Here's the argument I would say though, is that they're not just messing with like little, you know, people with very little money like, just give me 100 bucks, right? They're messing with billionaires. Those people are

Steve:

resourcing all the tickets to be they're having

Bradford :

Reese. They have resources though to come after you if this doesn't happen.

Raylene:

Yeah, but I think that everybody knows that investments also mean loss. Like if you're going to do something and it's in space, you're you're saying Okay, I've got the spare billion dollars. If it works, I'm gonna be Fukumoto but if it doesn't want ever so

Steve:

that's where I'm drawing the line is that like, hey, I want to build a hotel in outer space. You want to invest in this and then we're gonna sell tickets, the fact that they're already like, Hey, you want to buy a room at the hotel universe? That to me is weird. Well, the billionaires bought the trip to they're doing great things, but Well, I don't know. There's one is doing great things that I don't know about the other one. One, the Mars trip, a billionaire, the second it came up for grabs. He bought all the tickets he gave one to a woman who survived childhood cancer. She works at Oh my God, I'm blanking out. What's the St. Jude? Yeah, St. Jude, she works at St. Jude's for the past two decades. So they gave her a seat. So they did this promotion where if you donate $1.05 cancer,

Raylene:

I'm gonna shoot you in a space and see if

Steve:

she works. And she works at St. Jude. So it's like you dedicated your life to doing what saved you. So if you donated 10 bucks to St. Jude, you could then be in a running for a trip on this thing. So there's that and then the other guy is a billionaire from Japan. I can't pronounce name there is way to y Z's and W's I couldn't even try and mortos he wants it he bought all the tickets again. So it's a three day trip to the moon, one behind it and three days back fucking badass. But what sketches me out is a billionaire wants to put you on a pod and send you out out in the space and he's handpicking these people he said, quote, I want to find people who are looking to start a better society, and they don't judge other humans like Dude, I thought so seven day fucking trip. Why are we Why do you want to

Raylene:

bring in Trump as we're saying?

Steve:

To her well, depends on your perspective. Like who want to start a new job. We're just going to the moon and back. Why do you need people to start a site? Like he's gonna bring us to like a different planet? And we're gonna go Yeah,

Raylene:

so that you know what? You're right. That sounds like exactly as sketchy as shit. Sounds like you are not coming back.

Bradford :

Justin, hold on. Yeah, let's patch him in. It's gonna be huge. It's basically we're going to the moon, folks. We're taking 2024 to the moon. We're gonna build a wall.

Steve:

It's gonna be a beautiful wall. So Wow, look at that, right. So take my joke of the fraud. Take Elan, musk and SpaceX out Donald Trump's company wants to sell you hotel space on Mars. Are you just dropping those letters? Are you see what I mean? Do you see how it can now look like a complete fucking fraud? Do you think? Oh, good on Ilan musk out when you add in Trump Towers of Mars. Hey, you want to buy a room for 300 grand now today?

Raylene:

Hey, you What is it you want to buy oceanfront property in Arizona?

Steve:

It's gonna flood one day they have an ocean.

Raylene:

Yeah, there will be when California drops the fuck off.

Steve:

There was during the during the dinosaur time

Bradford :

or they just pushed Mexico off the coast, one of which will happen? Who knows?

Steve:

So it was the beginning. Right?

Bradford :

Cancel culture. What's canceled now? Why are we talking about this again? You want to know why? And because more and more stuff is getting canceled. Where is the line drawn?

Steve:

You know what I thought about? It's weird. The popular there's the obvious Harvey Weinstein Yeah, fuck off dude. I hope someone does the same to you every day, multiple times a day right and I hope he's six foot seven right every single day and

Raylene:

we're talking about you know rape here. Yes.

Steve:

100 very you didn't figure it out Raylene covered the rest. So we saw we saw just to cover it. Dr. Seuss had multiple books. They're not gone. They're not burning them. They're just not being redone. A lot of Disney movies there's four that have been removed that was today. They have moved them from a child account to only an adult account then they have warnings on them.

Bradford :

Where those Do you happen and I haven't

Steve:

literally write on my phone Dumbo was one Peter Pan was another one. And also Swiss Family Robinson

Unknown:

what's wrong with Peter p

Raylene:

Indian references. Yeah,

Steve:

there's they when you read the explanations you understand and totally get it Pepe lepew though he's a fucking rapist.

Raylene:

Well, I mean, I don't care. You know, but Dave Chappelle has been talking about him in in this light for a really long time. what's

Steve:

crazy is I made that joke for a long time. And I feel like I may have just stolen that from Dave Chappelle and didn't know.

Raylene:

Yeah, I mean, he, but I think that these are things that are conversations that we can have. And, you know, you can say hey, what could this girl have done a Pepe lepew to make him fucking stop that you're like, punch him in his nose punch him in a skunk deck. You know, call your friends. Like, but also popular pew. I mean, I feel like he wasn't trying to be a creepy racist. He just didn't real creepy rapists. He's

Steve:

the exception. He's actually a rapist run a racist, but I feel

Raylene:

like he just he just he just thought he had swag he didn't have right and so I feel like a lot of girls growing up watch this. And remember like, I will punch him in his stupid skunk nose and one girl I Honest to God, she said on Facebook that nobody takes responsibility for everything. And guys are using Pepe lepew as an excuse for why they assault women. And I was like, never, never never. This never fucking happens.

Bradford :

So who's watching Peppa Pig

Steve:

is actually watching Looney Tunes.

Raylene:

Well, and that's kind of my thing with

Steve:

asleep, too. It's on YouTube.

Raylene:

So here's, here's what I said our bits of it. It's awesome. I had a little like, Facebook spat with somebody and and she was like, well, his So Dr. Seuss's family just decided not to publish these four books and write public? Or was it a public Great, let's get rid of like these books or things that don't really represent what we want our dad grandfather whatever to represent. And then

Steve:

what about when they pass away? 50 years from now and someone tries to bring this up. And there's no one a defendant.

Raylene:

But what I said was 99.9% of people never noticed what you guys just pointed out until you turned it on. I

Unknown:

didn't know existed.

Raylene:

I mean, I'm sorry, right? berry street is one of my favorite books of all time. To when you're 36 right,

Steve:

put the call me young fucked up.

Raylene:

I'm just saying that these books have been around more in my life than yours. But what they did by quote unquote canceling them is literally put a spotlight on them. So

Steve:

$1,000 a piece for those books on Yeah,

Raylene:

yeah. And and one of my friends was trying to find if I saw it on Mulberry Street because it was a book from her childhood. And she called a local used bookstore and they said it was illegal for them to sell the book to her. And I was like, that's not

Steve:

his fucking didn't have it. That's all that

Raylene:

well, actually. I think they did have it. They probably sold it on eBay for 2000 Oh,

Steve:

yeah, exactly. So I've been joking for years. It's a little bit off the Dave Chappelle thing, but it's not just pepto Pugh. I would always use this as an argument against like, oh, violent video games make people this now say look at the cartoons ago, but I'm 36 years old born 1985 I grew up with Looney Tunes were like they were fucking it. There was no one else it was damn and everybody else right. Run through the characters, pebbly Pew we've already gone over basic. If he's not a rapist, because he never actually got the job done. She always got away he's a stalker. He doesn't take no for an answer. He forced himself a creeper. Look at Foghorn Leghorn. He is a fucking blatant stereotypical ripoff of a southern Michael Scott thing I could never get away from

Bradford :

that shit. We're never gonna see him at flags and then look

Steve:

at look at but look at the lessons they're teaching. Remember when the the attractive woman would walk on stage? Yeah, the character would turn into a fucking wolf. His eyes were bugged out. His tongue would hit the table and roll out and he would slam his foot on the ground and go and then on top of that, if they weren't doing that they'd be drinking alcohol during the cartoon. drunk with guess what was written on the bottle x x x x x. Yeah, when I get older I go Hey, that should look cool, though. Oh, this is what this is. So you could run through. Oh, not to mention Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. If they work together as a team, they cut out smarter that complete idiot of a hunter but now rather the other one gets shot in the face for their own benefit. So if you run through all the characters of Looney Tunes, they are all complete pieces of shit But still, I will not defend PayPal appeal because No means no dude didn't understand that rule and not in the business sense in the absolute rapinoe or so. You

Raylene:

know what's weird is I've always thought that Pepe lepew was very romantic.

Steve:

So why this came out though was that they were gonna put him in Space Jam too, because that's coming out. So they had this scene where LeBron James is gonna go bro. caviar team man big Why is he out there grabbing fucking pussies like a crazy person. That was a shot. I meant that 100% stinky but it worked for the story too. So deal with that. So then they decided to take him out. So now Why this is all coming. That's why all this is coming back up.

Raylene:

But I just feel like like literally what I said with the Dr. Seuss thing is every time you try to cancel something you're sending it, you're like shining a light on it. So it's great if you want to shine a light on Harvey Weinstein, if you want to shine a light on Bill Cosby, and etc. Why are we shining light in a fucking cartoon character that most people have forgotten?

Steve:

What can make us Sorry, go ahead.

Bradford :

Well, I as a kid, I grew up with these things. There's some nostalgia there, right? And if you do away with it, I didn't turn out to be a bad guy. I don't do bad things because I watched a cartoon that maybe had some hints here or there. So you know that that's a part of our history. And honestly, kids aren't going to go back and watch that because in today's world, it's not cool anymore. You know?

Steve:

There's two things well, Uncle Jimmy is super racist and offensive so we just let him be racist and offensive. Alcohol so Jimmy, look, it's time to chill and what what this does from all of this work everyone's gonna fight about this now. So fucking meme today whereas a picture of Pepe lepew Space Jam tuna said save Pepe and look dude, if that's what your fucking causes, that's fine, but a human being took four minutes out of their day minimally to make that meme to support a cartoon skunk for a movie but guess what the next Space Jam guess what they did Space Jam two there's no rapist skunk and that Lola bunny who was really fucking sexy even to a kid like me back then she's not and she has no sex appeal so the next generation comes and they don't do it so that's the point is that it sucks now but we're fixing things for later down the road

Raylene:

okay, but can we go back and cancel the Smurfs for all of these satanic rituals that they did

Steve:

I did those rituals What are you talking about you

Raylene:

with me are

Unknown:

you're talking about

Raylene:

oh no this this Smurfs? They had that. Yeah, no because people don't even think about it but they had the the six point star and they had the I mean they were literally gargamel was literally doing satanic rituals in. Smurfs when really and and everybody is like, that's cool.

Steve:

When Raylene is drunk on the subway. This is a story that, you

Raylene:

know, I remember one time like, like, I don't know, 20 years ago, people tried to cancel. I'm like, well, that's just silly. And then I was watching some episodes and I was like, What the fuck? He's literally doing up.

Bradford :

Well, Pete speaking of people who were canceled, I mean, they're not really canceled. They kind of canceled themselves. But you may have heard of this little interview with Oprah Winfrey, and oh, Megan Markel and Prince Harry Oprah Winfrey.

Raylene:

Oh, a redhead?

Steve:

You get paid $7 million. He's not read.

Raylene:

Harry is

Bradford :

Oh, I used to Oprah was a redhead. I was like no definitely no

Steve:

round here every joke I wanted to make. I wasn't sure if I would do that without getting canceled so I saved

Raylene:

so this interview I didn't watch it was

Bradford :

a tell all interview you didn't watch it. No, I

Steve:

didn't either.

Bradford :

You didn't so you so neither of you have no idea what

Steve:

to talk about at work so I have the I get the bullet points every day at work. Right So talk about it so I get updated basically

Bradford :

someone we don't know who but we do know from Harry green that it was not the Queen now and it was not the grandpa was that the question that's on everyone's mind is who said to Kate or to Prince Harry? What skintone might be have

Raylene:

I honestly believe she was wondering whether or not he was going to be a ginger because 100% offend me more than being black?

Steve:

I mean, a woman um, sign me up

Bradford :

who asks that so apparently the Royals are royally racist. So wait You mean you mean

Raylene:

all of England is racist?

Steve:

I mean the the fake monarchy that doesn't exist anymore that has designed their judgment based off whose vagina you came out let alone your skin tone before they didn't they didn't give a fuck whether you're Oh, you're white but did you come out of royal vagina because if not fuck off like they didn't get Are you

Raylene:

one of our cousins?

Steve:

any of that? So to me it's weird. It's fucked up about the color thing I'm not protecting it but it's weird that we expect the most unchanged group of people were basically in hundreds

Raylene:

and hundreds and

Steve:

hundreds of you know how we played house as kids they're playing castle right the Queen title is fucking relevant. There is no she clinical head it is yeah, their nicknames just the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. You don't own shit out there. There was no political implications to your name. There is social reason. Well, but you're not a monarchy

Bradford :

is a Commonwealth and I only know this because we have our home in Canada. On my mom's side. We're Canadian dual said Prince Edward Island. And exactly. And so Canada is a Commonwealth of the queen and technically, if Justin Trudeau were to, let's say get out of line, the Queen could actually have him step down. She does have some power. Well, what

Steve:

I'm asking what what I want to know is is that she have actual legal

Bradford :

his legal authority to say Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of New Zealand and as you know, South Africa, any other Commonwealth and there's a ton of them by the way more than you think there's I would love

Raylene:

Britain still owns quite a bit. Britain still owns quite a bit. They want Cuz in like the 80s they were like fuck off queen.

Bradford :

Yeah. So I mean they they have their hands and their claws in these countries and the Queen can say you're stepping down and what happened after parliament has gone through their whole like senate she has to give the final like, okay on all the bills that were passed and that is still a thing,

Raylene:

but also everything she wants to do has to go through them

Unknown:

right. There's certain things there are certain things that she can

Steve:

either our country's fucked Yeah, no,

Bradford :

it's weird. It's super weird.

Raylene:

The thing with this is like I don't understand why they love their monetary so much because

Steve:

they don't get Amos people are with talent. That's all they have.

Unknown:

Have you seen their teeth?

Raylene:

Oh my god. And that's why a couple weeks ago, I'm like, Why are English people's teeth so bad? It's so bad. And Google was like, it's a racist thing. It's not true. And I'm like, have you seen you fuckers on TV? Jesus I've been watching that escape to the shadow and not one of them has seen a dentist in 20 years that's

Steve:

like look at until Diana came along there was no attraction in his fucking family throughout all of the reason

Raylene:

William and sorry is disgusting looking.

Steve:

I just don't understand answers. I don't understand why they have any right to question a color of fucking anybody. They're gonna come on purple. Look at fucking Prince Charles as big as yours and St.

Raylene:

Albert right now looks like he already died. This is still just walking around. Isn't

Unknown:

he the one or is that Prince? And oh, that's

Steve:

this is my conspiracy. The wife

Raylene:

the husband of the queen? No.

Steve:

What about Prince Andrew? Who is

Raylene:

the child molester? Oh, boy. Okay,

Steve:

yeah, last teenage girls, right. And I don't know you can sue me I could care less. You know, it's true. That whatever this feels like a gigantic distraction from the certainly. And I don't think Harry and Megan are conspiring with the castle or the crown. Whatever. You

Unknown:

know, you're

Steve:

not to do this. But isn't it convenient?

Raylene:

Seven it's $7 million. And they they've cut themselves off.

Steve:

Oprah paid 7 million.

Raylene:

Oh, well, what did harian get paid shit. What? No. And there's no way they did that. In

Bradford :

fact, in fact, when they had Archie so Megan and Harry son, his name is Archie. When they had Archie. They were told he would get no security, no title. And they also denied Megan some help when she needed help. She was literally having suicidal thoughts and her life and they said there's nothing we can do from minus a

Steve:

suicide. Bosco doesn't matter what your lifestyle is to have those thoughts. This is where I get triggered. Yo me fucking families are going through similar things, or how many white girls met a black guy who took care of them that a baby in their family rejects them because of the color of their baby and they're poor or they live in Alabama or they live in Russia or somewhere else? Or you are fucking Prince and you're a successful actress. I get it the things that are coming out like the race thing, the suicidal thoughts. I'm not trying to criticize that at all.

Raylene:

I'd be willing to bet Meghan Markel makes more than like that's what I mean. I can't feel

Steve:

oh they wouldn't give my child security fucking nobody has that right nobody you Will you come from royalty no one has the life that these people have and now we're supposed to sit here and go who feels so bad with the with all the publicity and all the bad stuff this shit is bad

Bradford :

guys for in terms of the help though, it wasn't a money thing it was you can't do this you can't go seek help for your mental health because that's going to make the system look bad you can't do this so it was a it's a matter of you don't have the freedom to go to do this not money because Megan has money she wanted to becoming a

Steve:

princess is that's what i what i why I still don't feel sympathy is because every girl wants to meet a prince become a princess right? This is fucking part of it. You're a princess now you don't think about the princess curtsy every time the Queen walks in. You have to do this. Like everyone just thinks like who's gonna be Cinderella now there is a lot of bullshit that goes along this is fame on a whole different level like this

Raylene:

is never wanna be wrong. Oh, it's not in my block anymore.

Steve:

sing that song.

Raylene:

I'm gonna fuckin ever want to deal with that shit. Yeah, I got a crown and I know like three quarters of it is not true with a quarter of it. That is true. I'm like, nope,

Steve:

the race thing and then questioning that to say that to their face is incredibly insulting. But again, this is a family that

Raylene:

don't say to her they just sent

Steve:

me a camera and look we are going to find out aliens exist before we find out who said that because if I actually because of work, I didn't listen, watch all interview. But I've heard the audio when they're asking that question. They asked Harry and he's like he kind of beats around the bush he he confirms the story is true. Then Oprah says well who setting goes I am absolutely never going to say that. He literally said never. She kind of found another way to ask it again. And he said I've never that is never know of any family in the world or a history who's good at keeping secrets. They're pretty good at that shit. You're never gonna find

Bradford :

I will tell you this. He did say to Oprah after the interview and she's said this on public TV she said he did say you know i can i will tell you this it was not my grandmother the queen.

Steve:

But that wouldn't that but that doesn't mean it's weird because

Raylene:

I would have thought that it would have been his grandfather because just by watching the crown he seems like he was a complete douche of a human his entire life

Bradford :

she seems cute the grandma like she's kind of like you'd want to hug her but then she's the queen so like don't fascinated people for all we know who knows

Unknown:

what do you mean? She probably did what I mean offered his frickin hand right?

Raylene:

actually know when that when that guy broke into the castle and was talking to her in her bedroom. She was just like Don't hurt him He's fine. I

Steve:

we checked them as well being since then.

Raylene:

He actually he was supposed to spend a couple of years in mental health prison but he said I'm I'm not mentally ill. I'm just poor and I'm angry about it. Because there was something going on in the 80s. Or maybe it might have been earlier where he was just upset he had lost his judge probably every American right now. Like we're just not making any fucking money. Oh, blame you.

Steve:

We always respect those begging Buckingham Palace fucking dude's the guards that don't move or do anything. Right? Have we ever actually seen them trying to implement that when someone's breaking in? Can you imagine it? Like just elbowing the dude next?

Unknown:

door moves. It's still Yeah,

Raylene:

there was a guy he broken twice. And the first time he just went, like through the castle and broken he actually broke a bottle of wine or something. And they were like, Oh my god, there was a guy in a castle. And then he did it again the next week, and I'm not sure what it was. But yeah, around there anyway,

Steve:

sure that guy lives in Watch Hill now.

Raylene:

He was. He might he's probably Taylor Swift neighbor. He's involved. Um, but anyway, like,

Steve:

I got that I was like, Oh my god, I hope this lands

Raylene:

he was supposed to go to, you know, like being mental health for like years and years. And he was out in six months. Because really, he's not crazy. He's exactly what he said. He's just a poor guy.

Steve:

He's less crazy than the people we already have. So we're just gonna let him out.

Unknown:

What you know,

Raylene:

sometimes you just you're not making any money and you get angry and you're just like, what the fuck am I gonna do about it do shit. And it was like they're mentally ill. And he said, I'm not mentally ill. I'm just poor and I'm angry

Bradford :

well off with his head. And we are off to break because when we come back, we will be interviewing Karen Jones. She's a volunteer with that wonderful organization. Make a wish. We'll be right back.

Raylene:

Curtis, where were you? I thought you were gonna miss the podcast.

Unknown:

I was grocery shopping. And it was rough. I had to run all over town to get everything on my list. And I got elbow dropped by a little old lady over a pack of toilet paper.

Raylene:

I don't see what's so great about shopping. It's a pain. That's because you're doing it wrong. I did all my shopping while we were on the last commercial break and most of it will be here by the time the show was over. See what

Unknown:

how did you manage that? Did you get yourself a personal shopper?

Raylene:

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Unknown:

How can I get in on this?

Raylene:

Just click the link in the show notes that will let instacart know that we sent you and it'll help support our show. Not only that our listeners get free delivery on their first order over $35 so it's a win win for

Unknown:

everyone heading over there now instacart saving you time and money. Now that's undebatable

Keith:

you're listening to undebatable here's Raylene Curtis, Steve and Bradford.

Bradford :

Oh right. Welcome back to the undebatable podcast. We are super excited to introduce you to our guest today. Her name is Karen Jones. She grew up in Tahoe, Connecticut, and now lives in North Franklin, Connecticut. Her family has been involved with a local Make a wish volleyball team since 2003 when her nephew was granted his wish. She is part of a three person committee that organizes the volleyball event. Karen has been doing volunteer work for a long time being state coordinator for the jeff gordon national fan club and independent order of odd fellows Chairperson of concessions for Nord free Academy neighborhood watch chairperson and is currently Sergeant at Arms of the Norwich American Legion Auxiliary, her passion in the Make a wish organization that she actively plays a role in and volunteers and assists with other events such as wishes on wheels, convoy and sunflowers for wishes. She's also joined today by her sister, Doreen Brandon, welcome both of you to the undebatable podcast. How are you?

Unknown:

Great.

Bradford :

Oh, you're very welcome. You're very welcome. All right. I was late on this celebrate where we're very happy to have both of you with us today. So in the studio, the studio, right, so

Steve:

I guess 2019 baby, right,

Unknown:

kicking it back. Like,

Raylene:

I was actually just thinking at the end. Usually when it's been 15 minutes, we just like boop and then they're gone. And you guys are here. So we have to be polite about it.

Bradford :

So Karen, what got you started? With the Make A Wish Foundation,

Unknown:

um, after my nephew was granted the wish, as Make a wish says that when a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation. And I've seen all of that in my nephew and just in the family and everything they were going through. So I decided to go in and watch the volleyball event that they participate in. And lo and behold, I knew the person that originally started it. So naturally, he asked me to join because of all the other organizations that I belong to, he knew I had a lot of connections. So he asked me to help and I wanted to do it in memory of my nephew.

Steve:

Well, you're clearly your emotional now and understandably. And you're actually here with your sister, Doreen, who Travis is your son. So what I want to ask you guys is while you're going through this, you know every day is going to be up down and you know, you only have so much time what is something that kind of like what was that? What What did you go to for stress release for help to make you feel better that day. So if there's somebody else out going through the same thing listening and they feel trapped, or they don't know how to deal with it, whether it's going for a walk or watching a TV show, what did what is something that you guys use to kind of try to release some of that stress or kind of just tried to make yourself feel better in the moment? How do you live day to day is really what I'm asking.

Unknown:

There wasn't any relief from the stress, what you're going through with your child, you would gladly take for them. Yeah. And we, like I said, it's just very stressful. And that's why make a wish means so much to our family. Because we tried to keep everything as normal as possible. The only thing that helped us was that our son was was incredible throughout this as sick as he was from the chemo never complained, continued play into sports. He really was what helped us through all this you

Steve:

want to Would you be willing to tell what the wish was? And what time is it? Because when I got here, you guys, yeah, cross that quakes? That was gonna be my question. When I got here, you guys had a picture album and a lot of the things that I can see the joy, like coming out of you even talking about the day. So if you could talk about what the wish was, and how the day went, or the multiple days, which you guys end up having how what was that experience, like

Unknown:

it was incredible. First, I want to say that before this wish, Travis was sick every single day, he was hooked up 12 hours to TPN pack, which was intravenous nutrition because he was at 14 years old was down to 80 pounds by that point. And so when Make a wish came along, it gave him something to look forward to and make a wish doesn't it's not just for the child, because the whole family is going through this. I know better now than even back then how much it affected my other two girls, my other girls, I have two two daughters. And it affected them external, you know, incredibly, I mean, the fear they have that, you know, do I have cancer? Or can I have cancer to watch what he went through it was it was incredibly, you know, it was just so hard. But make a wish gives the Make a wish child and the family something to hold on to and to look forward to. And this one particular night, he came into my room and he sat on the bed and like I said he was sick every single day hooked up 12 hours to a TPN pack. And then he was still dehydrated many times and had to be another six hours on the clear fluids. And he just sat down and he said, Mom, I can't take this anymore. And I tell people because of Make A Wish I said to him, Travis, hang on. You can do this in three weeks. We're out of here and in we're not going to have to see a doctor during that time. And we're just going to enjoy life during that time. Yeah. And that gave him I mean, he like picked himself back up and he hung on and and what make a wish did for us. Travis was a huge sports fanatic, in particular baseball, and his dream probably like three to four years before that. He'd say I sure would love to go see all 30 baseball stadiums. Yeah, it's a it's a baseball

Steve:

fan. That is an ultimate dream.

Unknown:

Absolutely. And so when the Make a wish volunteer called me and said we need to set up an interview I said to him, I already know what he's going to ask for. And so he goes, Well, we still want to sit down with the child because we want to make sure that it's the child's dream and doesn't have a lot of parental influence on it. Right. And I said trust me when you hear it. You're gonna know it's not my dream, because mine would be like SCOTUS about Bahamas. So although I do love sports, so anyways, his dream is that the C 30 stadiums obviously make a wish can't do that. However, we asked if they could get us to the stadiums that would be the hardest for our family to be able to get him to because financially, especially during those times, money is just not there. So they said sure, on the west coast. They allow seven days at that time things change. This was back In 2002, that we were first granted it, but we didn't go to 2003. Now they do allow trips, you know, even to Italy, you know, Europe and cruises and that kind of stuff back then. But anyways, so they so you can we allow seven days out on the west coast. And so we think we can fit maybe two to three stadiums. And at some point, he called me back and he said, You know, this doesn't usually happen. But considering the magnitude of his dream, if you want to stay at your own expense for an extra week or two and bring him to the other stadiums on the west coast, you know, they're gonna let you do that. And so I sat there to get all the baseball schedules, and you have to know that, you know, it's not like Disney, they're not open 365 days. And they also don't play at home, you know, on the home field every day. Yeah. So I sat there, it took forever to figure out the schedule, but make a wish did the Seattle Mariners they also they're what they requested from they actually contact Make a wish from that state. So when they contacted Seattle, and all the different places, their request was to provide a tour of the stadium and tickets to a game because Travis's dream was to see the stadiums not in particular, you know, team, the team or a player. So that was what was supposed to be when we got there. These people were just incredible. You come off the plane, they have your child's name up on a cardboard, and Seattle had a bag for each one at the kid. So all three kids got a bag filled with seven airs from the Seattle Mariners. And then we were able to go down on the field. We had to meet the volunteer at the stadium and they brought us down on the field. We were watching the players all warming up and everything. And I mean, it was just an incredible experience. Mike Cameron ended up coming over Travis had an eight year old jersey on but underneath he had a mike Cameron t shirt, because it was in the souvenir bag. And so when we asked him to sign things, he was signing the girls t shirts, but Travis had the authentic Ito jersey on and he went to sign he goes, Oh, I don't want to ruin that. And so he said, Travis you have his shirt underneath. So he unbuttoned his shirt and my Cameron actually signed across the chest. And while we're sitting there he you can see he's looking out in the field. And he says, I don't he says he he says you would like to meet each row huh? and Travis

Steve:

know each row is more hits between Japan and America.

Raylene:

Nobody knows that except you

Unknown:

drive the spare. So he you know, so he goes, Yeah, that would have been cool. He says that he was looking for him and traps as I think I saw him go into the clubhouse. Mike looked at us and he says Do you mind if I take him for a minute? And we were just like my cameras

Steve:

a star in his own right?

Unknown:

Absolutely. He's he meant more to us and my family than anything. Cameron Travis would have killed me if I said no, you can't take anymore. He rode his bike, put his arm around Travis and brought him into the clubhouse. And he met Dan Wilson and Edgar Martinez and

Steve:

Edgar Martinez. Another

Raylene:

good thing we have one non gay guy to hear tell us how awesome

Steve:

also this this team. They won the most wins ever in a baseball season.

Raylene:

You're the only one who could really appreciate that. Because even if a Curtis was here, we still would have been like sportsball.

Steve:

Right? It's just like Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande day hanging out together. I walked in the room.

Unknown:

That's amazing. It was incredible.

Steve:

And that was that I got here you had the jersey? Yes. I saw the back and I said each row and I was like, oh is that sign? And that's the

Unknown:

baseball bat signed by etoro.

Steve:

That's such a good. That's such a. I mean, the day is such a great memory, but to have that. And you literally I'm looking at it right now. Right there.

Unknown:

Thankfully, their photographer actually was following them. So that's why we have pictures. Otherwise you wouldn't have the pictures because I couldn't go with them. And now they tie

Steve:

I tell people we all have losses and when you have those memories, you get to go back and when you live that memory, it's all alive again. So is that person

Unknown:

and he actually threw out the first pitch of the San Francisco Giants game. tore that stadium was it's a beautiful stadium.

Raylene:

So how much is gonna sound really like tacky right now but so your event that you're you raise money for the Make A Wish it doesn't do well. We're up to when it first started. We raised enough to grant one wish and there was enough wishes

Unknown:

and there was only 12 teams that play right now we're up to there's up to 65 teams that play the event and we're up to raising enough money to grant for wishes. Wow. We have a live DJ that plays music during the event. We have face painting for the kids there we've got Pepsi donates the drinks for the players oshin beats provides the parking for the players and the volunteers. They also provide lunch with hamburgers hotdogs, I got deli fresh donates. reinders also for the lunch free to lay donate chips for the lunch. So there's a lot of a lot of different donations as well and I and I get up to 80 prize drawing donations for the prize drawing raffles during the event. So

Bradford :

dear these events, the the volleyball, which I'm assuming is what we're talking about here the events now do those events raise money just for the cause of trying to get other kid locally or nationally?

Unknown:

We do try and get it locally. And where you are going back?

Bradford :

I was just trying to say, Are you trying to replicate Travis's event for other kids who love baseball? Or are you open to any kind of way you kind of wish,

Unknown:

any kind of wish, because I've seen what it can do to a child and to the family, right, and how much it means. So it depends on what that child is, really once you know, it's their dream. And Matter of fact, I believe I'm not I haven't done what Karen has, but I know when they came for Travis, they were he was asked three different, you know, what are the top three things you would like? And he said, you know, 30 baseball stadiums. And then he said, okay, what's your second and he's like, you can think of a 33rd 30 baseball stadium is 20. Exactly. So if you have somebody I mean, I've seen where kids who, especially if they need like physical therapy and stuff. pools are great for physical therapy, so they get a pool for the kids. And they were able to do that. Some want their room changed, you know, made into whatever Star Wars or whatever.

Bradford :

The two of you do. Absolutely amazing work. I wish we had an hour to interview you. Yeah, well, we do have to get into our lightning round. This is fun. We're gonna ask you some random questions just to get to know you a little bit better help our guests connect with you as well. I'm going to start off with one that I did last week, which I think is hilarious. Would you ever wear socks with sandals? No, no. That was that was a hard No, that

Raylene:

was Karen's like, I don't wear socks. Fuck, you. Know,

Unknown:

I do wear socks. But I was not with sandals. And I'm more of a sneaker person.

Steve:

I was gonna say how are you gonna come through after that and be like, yeah, I

Keith:

were

Steve:

my favorite question. What are well, we have two guests. What are each of your favorite squares?

Unknown:

A person that doesn't swim?

Steve:

It could it could be Gosh, darn it, whatever your

Unknown:

dog. Or am I my husband? My daughter never let me forget.

Steve:

You wake up in the morning you stub your toe on the bed. What word comes out your mouth?

Unknown:

I say something with class. I say she a class. I probably say oh man. I really? Okay.

Raylene:

Wow, amazing.

Unknown:

That's awesome.

Steve:

I can probably tell you about our podcast.

Unknown:

I'm used to swearing I just thought it's around me Even my my daughter's

Raylene:

I'm gonna base I'm gonna ask a question and base it on the thing. This is that you do the sunflowers for wishes. That's a button was right. Correct. Correct. Okay, so what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Unknown:

Cotton candy. Oh, I like cookies and cream. Okay,

Steve:

I've never had the ice cream Really? Long every single time. No, it's it goes.

Raylene:

It goes really quick

Steve:

opening we could go to shatter. They did

Raylene:

know their ice cream is so good. I always get the black raspberry with white chocolate chips. Yeah, that one's good, too.

Steve:

That was a shameless plug to be like someone bring me their ice cream.

Raylene:

Next time I show up. I'd be like I'm on undebatable. Can I get a cone? I promoted do we promote a waffle cone waffle cone? Well,

Bradford :

oh my gosh, I have to tell you, Karen and Doreen, thank you so much for coming in studio. And yeah, go ahead.

Unknown:

But I just say one thing. I just want to make an announcement for this year's volleyball event on Ocean Beach has booked it for June 6. It's always the Sunday that follows Memorial Day. We just don't know if it's going to happen still, because we have to wait and see what caused this whole COVID thing. It is marked on their calendar. So June 6, and if you see our team, we do post a GoFundMe. So I was just yeah. spiking it for Travis. We don't have the GoFundMe at this time. Because we don't know if we're having right event. But if we do

Steve:

so come January, could I go on GoFundMe and look up? Look up? What is it called spiking

Unknown:

for Travis? Okay,

Bradford :

and you have a Facebook page or some type of

Raylene:

demo where people can just feel bad right now and send you some money.

Unknown:

But yeah, I actually still go into my husband's Facebook page. We're both on there. It's David Jones Jr. If you click on his info, you'll see David and Karen Jones, mostly because of the things that we have done together. A lot of people know us by that. Also, if there's anybody that would would like to love to volunteer donate at whether it's a gift prize or something during the prize raffle, they can contact me at 860-884-9501 they can send a text message they can call leave a message. I will Come all the phone calls any questions putting a team together 100% of the money goes to make a wish. Awesome. It's it's all volunteers that day there's a registration fee for the team at six on six. You normally have about seven people on the team so you've got one for breaks nice and like I said, Ocean Beach provides marking as well as the lunch and then as well as access to the waterslide all day. Thank you so

Bradford :

much. Both of you for coming. I just

Raylene:

want to go on the record say Karen, I will volunteer I will not play volleyball at my favorite sport ever, but I will come in and volunteer. I am an excessively good registrar.

Unknown:

Oh, good. Good. registration. Started started 830 Yeah,

Raylene:

they just contact me. Thank

Unknown:

you. Amen.

Bradford :

Wow, they were some pretty incredible guests. I have to say a little emotional listening to them. That's really heartfelt it's

Raylene:

hard not to get emotional when other people are emotional, but I meant it I will be helping with that event.

Steve:

Yeah, I just I wish we had more like when we met them we have their bio everything I was kind of like okay, yeah, that's a bit and then I didn't realize how much there is there and how many questions that we had I wish we had like an hour and all the good things that they do i mean it's it's truly incredible. They're there to just really great people whose lives were and if you have a local Make a wish they're obviously a national but they work locally and there's this story in your neighborhood and wherever you live there's the same thing going on somewhere. Yes, bn Did I make a wish thing I don't know if they still do it. I don't know what country song they use. But I'm not I'm not kidding. I cried it to every single episode and when I hear that country song I seriously get emotional. I

Raylene:

want to know what song it is.

Steve:

I don't know I've taught my eggs I'm not a country fan but every once in a while at work we have a country station on here come on and say that make a wish song. It's amazing because look it up right now. A beautiful thing to watch and it's sad and amazing to see these kids have their dreams fulfilled but the way they got their dream is in such a horrible trade off and I just john cena did a lot. There's a lot of baseball stuff at gid these all these athletes I cried to literally every single one.

Bradford :

So do you remember hashtag Dorian, remember that

Raylene:

Dorian strong? We're

Bradford :

in Rhode Island. Yeah, Rhode Island, but that kid went world wide. He had celebrities shout out his name with the hashtag and that was his wish

Raylene:

is it called My wish my wish for you.

Steve:

Oh, that sounds like some crap Disney song.

Raylene:

No, no, it's rascal. Flatts. My wish for you is that

Steve:

we'll talk for 30 seconds now look it up.

Raylene:

I just looked it up. I hear it. Oh, but that song also makes me cry cuz it's just a beautiful I mean rascal. Flatts make some nice song.

Unknown:

Dude, they've got that voice that captivates you.

Raylene:

My daughter just created a Spotify a Spotify a Spotify playlist called. I wish I was on a cruise right now. And it it has all the songs that you're gonna play like if you're on deck, you know because all the dances that they do and then just like random songs that have that Caribbean feel to them. So

Steve:

you know, shag us in there somewhere.

Bradford :

I love me some silly drums I hear I hear still drums. I am just that's

Steve:

no I give credit to I had a little mermaid. A little mermaid till I finish the sentence. I had the Little Mermaid soundtrack and it was my most favorite thing in the world that I jammed also my favorite songs Sebastian steel drums and he was singing reggae. And I know that

Unknown:

it is wet. Take it from me. Letter.

Raylene:

Everything center downwards wetter.

Unknown:

That's a lovely thing. Yeah,

Raylene:

it was absolutely anyway.

Unknown:

You watch

Raylene:

it as a child. I watched it as an adult.

Steve:

It was just like, like when I watch those movies. Now when I get the new windows. I'm like, oh, Jerry, you should be canceled.

Raylene:

No, you should be canceled. Well,

Bradford :

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Steve:

If you don't, by the way,

Raylene:

watch it. We'll see you when you're sleeping. Right?

Bradford :

Yeah, Raylene. She stays up all night, just making sure that you're visiting

Unknown:

friends, she's

Steve:

out there waiting for you like Pepe. lepew,

Bradford :

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Karen Jones & Doreen Brennan

Guest

Karen Jones grew up in Taftville, CT and now lives in North Franklin, CT. Her family has been involved
with a local Make A Wish volleyball team since 2003, when her nephew was granted his wish. She is part of a 3 person
committee that organizes the volleyball event. Karen has been doing volunteer work for a long time.... being State
Coordinator of Jeff Gordon National Fan Club, an Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Chairperson of Concessions for
Norwich Free Academy, Neighborhood Watch Chairperson, and is currently Sergeant -At-Arms of the Norwich American
Legion Auxiliary. Her passion is The Make A Wish organization that she actively plays a role in and volunteers and assists
with other events, such as Wishes on Wheels Convoy and Sunflowers for Wishes.

Also Joining us for this very special interview is Doreen Brennan, Karens Sister and Mother of Travis Brennan.