Jasmine and Ky sit down to talk about body dysmorphia and unrealistic physical standards, how compliments that seem nice can have a backhanded tone to them, and how to navigate your own self-worth in a world that’s focused on the numbers on the scales or on the tags of your clothes.
Jasmine and Ky go backstage at South by Southwest to interview Monroe Martin (@MonroeMartinIII) at the Comedy Central SXSW Stand-up Showcase. Monroe talks with us about show business, bullying, and growing up in group homes and how the three led him to where he is now in comedy. He also gives us a sneak peek of an upcoming project.
Hope Carew (@HopeCarew), comedian and producer of the web series Mr. Nice Girls, joins Jasmine and Ky to talk about trusting your gut when you have a negative judgment about people and how she learned to trust her own gut through one of her mother’s previous marriages.
Comedian Micheal Foulk (@MichealFoulk) joins Jasmine and Ky from New York City to talk about childhood, how most children’s shows are hypersexual, gender, and about disagreeing with the recent release and praise for the movie “Call Me By Your Name.”
Jasmine and Ky share their stories about getting in trouble in school and how their families gave them way too much undue grief then segue into talking about their best and worst Valentine’s Day stories.
Improviser Jericho Thorp (@apiaryist) from the Victrola Podcast (@VictrolaPod) joins the Extra Salty gang to share a very personal story about family. Describing his story as “basically Grey Gardens, but with no one there to save us,” Jericho’s story takes us through a journey of conflict, scheming, and betrayal within his family as his father was ousted from the family’s will and everything was left to his uncle. Deeply personal and intense, Jericho’s story is a must listen!
We’ve got good news and bad news! Jasmine was in LA this week. That’s the bad news. The good news is that Jasmine GOT ENGAGED this week, too! The even more good news is that Ky took Jasmine being out of town as an opportunity to interview Jasmine’s fiance, Alex Gaskin (@Alex_J_Gaskin), about the proposal, the process, and the other side of wedding planning and expectations!
Emily Howell drops by the studio to discuss balancing comedy, motherhood, and a frightening diagnosis. Radiating with optimism, Emily tells Ky and Jasmine about how she managed to find the funny through all of the the sharp lefts that life can throw at a person and how she came out on the other side.
Austin stand-up comedian and improviser Angelina Martin (@angelinajmartin) joins us for a very emotional talk about emotionally intimate friendships, what it’s like to lose them, and how difficult they can be to rebuild. The rawest Extra Salty episode to date, Angelina opens up a dialogue of the double standards between emotional and sexual relationships and how rebuilding a bridge with close friends can be a Biore pore strip for the soul.
Jasmine and Ky bring in the New Year with a conversation about New Year's Resolutions.
Vanessa Gonzalez (@buhnessa) joins Ky and Jasmine to talk about the downside of working with children, the expectations clients have of hired entertainment, and scheming coworkers before a week long run headlining Cap City Comedy Club.
Local comedian Scott Sticker (@scottsticker) joins us to talk about parenting, other parents that hate their kids, and all of the terrible bosses he’s had including a man with his named carved in golden teeth, a man who named a bear after him then killed the bear, a conspiracy theorist newspaper reporter in Roswell, NM, and an insanely aggressive wildlife refuge founder.
Ky and Jasmine release a (few days late) Thanksgiving chat about handling family that can be hard to navigate, talking about comedy with family, and how Ky shaded a baby that was less than 24 hours old. Our producer, Ethan, also tries to sabotage us mid episode by playing a video of someone chowing down on a buffet of cooked bugs.
Writer, director, and improviser Stefan Gill (@gillson2) joins us to talk about being born into and growing up in a religious cult where his father was one of the right-hand men to the leader and how his family ultimately left the cult.
Comedian, actress, and writer Nathalie Holmes (@prettyfunnynat) joins us to talk about producing a one woman sketch comedy show, Southern cooking, and bullying. We also discuss Michelle Williams and the Spice Girls because we have no idea how to be relevant.
Queen of Austin comedy Carina Magyar (@CarinaTheMagyar) tell us about how she got “Jay Leno’d” out of the job that brought her to Austin, how Burning Man ruined a past workplace, and how to keep your eye on the prize when working as a writer.
Ky tells his rules of “How to drive like an Austin driver,” Jasmine talks about car accidents and teaching defensive drive, then, we discuss the recent Dove ad fiasco, the problematic dichotomy of the beauty industry, and how to have conversations about race.
Actor and improviser Brandon Martin (@oldhotnuts) shares his story about being the product of infidelity, the struggle of wanting to entertain while growing up in a small town, and why a mashed potato open bar would be better than a booze open bar at weddings.
Actress and comedian Rachel Hall (@itsjustrachelh) joins us to discuss hobbyists in the comedy world, the infuriating phrase “right of first refusal” in the acting world, and how to stay focused while working in fields full of rejection.
Katie Stone (@katiestone42) drops by to talk to Jasmine and Ky about feminism in comedy and dating.