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1985 — Gymkata & The Last Dragon: In the Shadow of Lee (feat. Graham Clark and Dave Shumka)

Season 4, Ep. 11

Graham Clark and Dave Shumka team up with Becky to discuss two 1985 films that were clearly inspired by the iconic Bruce Lee: Gymkata and The Last Dragon. Graham Clark is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and co-host of Maximum Fun's Stop Podcasting Yourself, which just passed its 750th episode. He has appeared on CTV, CBC's The Debaters, Just for Laughs, and HBO. He served as the west coast correspondent for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Graham has toured around the world with his prize-winning hit show "Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook", and is also the proud owner of a Subaru. Dave Shumka is a writer and podcaster from Vancouver. In 2008, along with Graham Clark he began hosting and producing Stop Podcasting Yourself, a long-running talk show which has won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards. He has produced podcasts for Maximum Fun, Castbox, CBC, and Al Jazeera. His writing credits include CBC’s The Debaters, Corner Gas Animated, and This Is That: Travel Guide to Canada, a Canadian best-seller. Since 2018 he has been the head writer of This Sounds Serious, a comedic mockumentary podcast, which The New Yorker called one of the Best Podcasts of 2020.

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2010 — Burlesque & Elektra Luxx: Erotica (feat. Laura Desiree)

Season 4, Ep. 22
Becky and Alicia invite Laura Desiree to the AYIF stage to discuss the silly, yet sultry Burlesque and Elektra Luxx. Raised on a healthy diet of classic hollywood cinema and her father’s room-sized vinyl collection, Laura Desiree has always had curiosity for all things sex and sensuality. While attending The New York Film Academy in 2008, she was seduced by nightclub culture and spent the next 5 years as a bar top Go-Go dancer and Burlesque Performer touring the USA, Canada and Europe. In 2013, Laura relocated to her home Toronto, Canada to create erotic art performances for the stage as the Creative Director at Toronto's Candyland. In 2016 Laura joined the web + TV series Naked News as their lead anchor, credited show writer and segment producer. Laura has produced a number of series for the network’s Love, Sex and Culture segments, including investigations into sexual behaviors, trends in sex and the pursuit of great sex. She has interviewed adult industry performers and leading medical experts around the world and covered events including the AVN Awards, Pornhub Awards, XBiz Awards and Toronto International Film Festival. Laura was one of the hosts and creators of the CAM4 podcast A Mouthful with Laura + Romi, found on all streaming platforms. Her current podcast Licked&Loaded features weekly episodes all in favor of prioritizing pleasure! Laura's latest YouTube series Red Umbrella Talk is a 5-part talk show filmed at New York’s Museum of Sex, that breaks down the misconceptions of Sex Work by presenting questions from the general public to actual industry service providers. Check out the full series on YouTube today!