Talk! with Audrey



TALK! with AUDREY is a weekly radio show hosted by former Essence magazine executive Audrey Adams, who has insightful conversations with celebrities, guest experts and authors from the fashion, cosmetic, health, fitness, travel entertainment and financial industries to inform, inspire and empower women.


  • Dr. Jennifer Van Velkinburgh and Debra LaPrevotte: Genesis 2 Project, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

    14/08/2021 Duration: 18min

    After four years of collecting data, the first scientifically authenticated documentation of unidentified aerial phenomena UAP’s was released by the Genesis 2 Project (G2P) and Primeau Forensics in 2020 which included images captured with infrared technology.  Former Los Alamos National Labs biophysicist Dr. Jennifer van Velkinburgh and  former FBI Special Agent and Forensic Scientist in the Evidence Response Team Unit at the FBI Lab Debra LaPrevotte to discuss the report and the ongoing release of scientifically-authenticated UAP recordings  . . . from the Genesis 2 Project. 

  • MATT BLASHAW,Licensed Contractor: The Most Common Summer Home Repair Issues

    13/08/2021 Duration: 10min

    Matt Blashaw, licensed contractor; television host on HGTV and DIY Networks joins me with a rundown of the most common summer home repair issues and how to tell when a project has become too big or dangerous for you to handle yourself and how to find qualified, vetted professionals when you need them!

  • Jason Gaughan, Consumer Card Product Executive at Bank of America: Tips To Help You Get Your Summer Spending Under Control

    05/08/2021 Duration: 09min

    Now that summer is well underway, it's a great time to revisit your budget to make sure you are on track with your spending and saving goals, while still enjoying all that summer has to offer.Jason Gaughan, Consumer Card Product Executive at Bank of America, is here to discuss his top tips for keeping your spending in check.

  • Dr. Sandy Reyna, Head-Therapeutic Area at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, parent of child with SMA: The Importance of early dia

    04/08/2021 Duration: 10min

    A year and a half ago, a family received a devastating diagnosis in the midst of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that mother is sharing her son’s experience with (SMA), a rare, devastating genetic disease that is also a leading genetic cause of infant death, and how early diagnosis and treatment transformed his life. My guests are Dr. Sandy Reyna, Vice President of Global Medical Affairs, Head-Therapeutic Area at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, parent of child with SMA. We talk about the signs of SMA, the importance of newborn screening and an early diagnosis, and new treatment options.

  • Emily Trunnell, PhD, Neuroscientist and Research Associate for PETA: The Real Cost of Animal Research and Experiments

    03/08/2021 Duration: 08min

    According to PETA, instead of using modern research methods to find a cure, billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent and more are set to be spent on sepsis experiments on animals, while the more than 150 medicines that have effectively treated sepsis in other species have then failed in humans.   . . . joining me to discuss the very real cost to animals and humans of this failure to switch gears, EMILY TRUNNELL, Ph.D., Neuroscientist and Research Associate for PETA joins me with information about state-of-the-art, human-relevant research methods that are available and the very real cost to animals and humans of this failure to switch gears.

  • Bob Boylan, Author: Retirement: Your New Adventure!

    01/08/2021 Duration: 26min

    Bob  is back, and this time he shares his easy to read, but challenging “thought-starters” to help spark your new found freedom in retirement and to think beyond your past career. Retirement: Your New Adventure! challenges you to move forward with creativity, joy, and great hope to seize the opportunity brought by retirement or other changes by looking to the many new adventures ahead.

  • Dr. Karen Fink, a Neuro-Oncologist and Jeanneane Maxon, Patient: Glioblastoma (GBM)

    31/07/2021 Duration: 08min

    Jeanneane Maxon, 41, was living the life of a “work hard, play hard” non-profit executive in Washington, D.C. However, her migraine headaches which she had suffered from since age six were becoming increasingly debilitating. A subsequent MRI revealed a lime-sized tumor in her brain which would ultimately be diagnosed as glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive form of cancer, but the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults. Jeanneane and her physician, Dr. Karen Fink, a Neuro-oncologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas join me to help raise awareness of GBM, and the latest treatments and technology available to help treat this debilitating disease.

  • Dr. Monique Gary, Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist and Ricki Fairley Co-Founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Bre

    30/07/2021 Duration: 09min

    More Than Words advisors Dr. Monique Gary, a board-certified fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network cancer program  and Ricki Fairley Co-Founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a stage 3A triple negative breast cancer survivor, and thriver. They speak with me have about a New initiative launched by Novartis called More Than Just Words, a multi-year commitment to promote health equity in breast cancer care and the disparities in breast cancer for black women.

  • Dr. Kimberly Kenton, Board-Certified OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: Pelvic Floor Disorders

    29/07/2021 Duration: 13min

    One out of four women 20 years or older will experience a pelvic floor disorder (PFDs) yet not seek treatment due to embarrassment. Are you one of them? Well, today we’re going to talk about it with  My guest is, Dr. Kimberly Kenton, a board-certified in OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • Justine Ezarik, Tech and Digital Creator: New Tech Habits

    28/07/2021 Duration: 04min

    Tech and Digital Creator Justine Ezarik joins me to talk about how spending more time at home due to the pandemic has created ‘smart living’ and how new tech habits have evolved over the past year.

  • Joseph Nadglowski, President & CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition and Patricia Nece, J.D., Chair of OAC: Weight Bias

    18/07/2021 Duration: 07min

    Weight bias, it appears in every aspect of life including employment, health care, education, media and personal life. Joining me to talk about what you can do to help end this form of bullying from the Obesity Action Coalition,Joseph Nadglowski, President & CEO and Patricia Nece, J.D., Chair of OAC.

  • Bob Boylan, Author: 4 Ideas With Actionable Wisdom

    17/07/2021 Duration: 20min

    Our thoughts define who we are. But for many of us, thoughts of work and the things we need to get done consume our waking hours. How can we achieve a more balanced life if we are so overwhelmed? Bob Boylan, a retired presentation skills trainer, professional landscape photographer, seasoned traveler, and the founder of Successful Presentations. Wrote his new book, 4 Ideas With Actionable Wisdom, to present concrete, actionable suggestions to inspire you and  get you on your way!

  • Josh Capon, Celebrity Chef: Summer Grilling Tips

    16/07/2021 Duration: 05min

    It’s summer and that means backyard barbecues! Celebrity chef Josh Capon joins me live from the  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center with his favorite grilling tips and crowd-pleasing recipes for a weekend of grilling.

  • Dr. Timothy Pearman, Psychologist at Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine: Addressing the Psychological Needs of Young Cancer Surviv

    15/07/2021 Duration: 12min

    For childhood cancer survivors, learning to protect their health and embrace survivorship is a lifelong job. Dr. Timothy Pearman, a psychologist at Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine joins me to talk about the center’s STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) and how they are addressing the psychological needs of cancer survivors who were diagnosed before the age of 21.

  • Adam Putnam, CEO, Ducks Unlimited Inc.: Saving Our Wetlands

    14/07/2021 Duration: 05min

    The coastal prairies, marshes and bays of the Gulf of Mexico are among North America's most productive wetland systems. Tragically, they are also among the most threatened, Adam Putnam, CEO of Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation joins me to talk about the crucial conservation work being done along the gulf coast and how their partnership with the James M. Cox Foundation will the enhancement of high-quality coastal marsh and rice prairie wetland complexes.

  • Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association: Diabetes Related Eye Diseases and Prevention

    13/07/2021 Duration: 06min

    In celebration of Healthy Vision Month in May, the Focus on Diabetes™ initiative is launching The Next Step Eye Health Challenge to raise awareness of diabetes-related eye disease and the steps people can take to maintain better eye health. My guest is Dr. Robert Gabbay, the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

  • Dr. Hillary Norton,Rheumatologist and Jill: Axial Spondyloarthritis

    12/07/2021 Duration: 07min

    Does your back hurt? Could your back pain be something more? Perhaps, axial spondyloarthritis or axSpA, commonly known as inflammatory arthritis of the spine? My guests are, Dr. Hillary Norton a rheumatologist living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of axSpA and Jill, a patient living with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a form of axSpA.

  • Dr. Francisco Leon, Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Provention Bio: Celiac disease Innovations for people Leading a Gluten Free Life

    11/07/2021 Duration: 09min

    In the US about 3 million people have Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease. A gluten-free diet is currently the only available treatment, joining me with  information about innovations for people living a gluten free lifestyle, the chief scientific officer and co-founder of Provention Bio, Dr. Francisco Leon.

  • Kenneth James Moore: Author of Pieces of Wood

    10/07/2021 Duration: 40min

    After a car accident almost claimed his life, Kenneth James Moore was overcome with a renewed sense of motivation to pursue the promise he had made to his mother at age eight—that he would unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her youngest brother, Lt. Billy Weber, a B-29 Bomber pilot during WWII. This pledge led him to Saipan, a US-held island in the Pacific, bringing him face to face with the horrific realities of Japanese rule and the inspiration for his first novel and first instalment of a trilogy. Pieces of Wood explores a dark piece of World War II history not often talked about in the West, bringing to light the atrocities Imperial Japan inflicted on millions of innocent women.

  • Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford: Why Weight: Communicate Initiative Addresses Communications Gap and Encourage Conversations

    09/07/2021 Duration: 09min

    CONTRAVE® recently launch its Why Weight: Communicate initiative to address the gap in communication between patients and health care professionals when it comes to weight loss. The goal is to encourage adults to take control of their health by engaging in meaningful conversations about their weight with their doctors. Joining me with the results of the national survey, the most recent statistics on obesity in this country and the initiative, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine physician scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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