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Ritch In Life
77 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Michael Chernow | Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, and Founder of KREATURES OF HABIT.
Our guest this week is Michael Chernow a restaurateur and chef, entrepreneur, TV host, wellness leader and founder of Kreatures of Habit, an in-your-face lifestyle and wellness brand reimagining how you establish healthy habits in your life. On this episode of Ritch in Life Michael talks to Ritch about overcoming emotional abuse from his father and sexual abuse from his coaches. He shares his journey to sobriety after years of drug and alcohol abuse that started at 13 and how that lead him to reshape his life. He talks about his successes: launching two restaurants, The Meatball Shop and SEAMORE's, with several locations around New York, becoming a a professional bodybuilder, hosting the Born or Made podcast, and most importantly launching Kreatures of Habit alongside the most delicious 30g of protein oatmeal to kick off your day. Tune in as they get personal and discuss the positive habits that allowed him to transform his life. Follow his journey @michaelchernow and his new brand @kreaturesofhabit for more information.
18 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Gunnar & Greyson | Professional Time Stealers & Master Manipulators
Double the trouble, double the fun. Our episode this week is a family affair featuring two master manipulators and professional time stealers commonly known as Gunnar and Greyson Carney-Erani. Tune in as Ritch tries to get the twins to come clean about all those little things they do to annoy him only to find out his biggest fear!
48 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Todd Oldham | Designer
Todd Oldham is a well known designer whose career spans more than 30 years. Distinguished as an innovator of accessible design, Todd Oldham is the founder of Todd Oldham Studio, a multifaceted, full-service design studio based in NYC. Originally a New York fashion designer… Given the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) award for best new talent in 1991. In 1992 Todd debuts the “Todd Time” segment on MTV’s House of Style, pioneering the idea of accessible design. Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from interior design, film and photography, to furniture and graphic design. In 2014 RISD, the Rhode Island School of Design, awarded Oldham an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts and in 2016 mounted a retrospective, ALL of EVERYTHING TODD OLDHAM FASHION. Oldham is a noted author whose books include QUEER THREADS honoring LGBTQ fiber artists from around the world and was given the 2018 Stonewall Book Award by the American Library Association for that title. ED EMBERLEY a beloved children’s book illustrator. Prior titles include CHARLEY HARPER-An Illustrated life and CHARLEY HARPER-Animal Kingdom, a 672 page monograph on the life's work of artist ALEXANDER GIRARD, a unique series called Place Space that explores singular places and the uncommonly devoted people that create them, an artist's monograph on the brilliant, warped work of Wayne White and a love note to rock icon JOAN JETT. The most recent book published by Phaidon, The Best of Nest. The first comprehensive collection of Nest, the magazine that revolutionized the way we look at interior space and decoration. Ritch Erani and Todd Oldham sit down and go to a trip down memory lane as they reminisce on Todd's career as fashion designer and how he became staple of American Culture. They talk about Todd's leaving of the fashion world and all of his new ventures and the important of creating sustainable design pieces. Todd gives great advice and plenty of take-aways from his many diverse experiences! To learn more: Check out toddoldhamstudio.com & @smartsandcrafts on IG and facebook….walmart.com to shop Smarts and Crafts
79 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Joshua Shua-Haim MD FACP CMD | Alzheimer‘s: Understanding Aging, Memory Loss & Treatment
Joshua Shua-Haim MD FACP CMD , clinical professor of medicine at RWJ medical school, is a geriatrician with 30 years of practice limited to Alzheimer’s patients and their relatives. He is well published, over 70 papers and research related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Ritch Erani and Dr. Shua-Haim sit down for a candid and compassionate conversation discussing the many facets of the disease, its impact on the family and advice for those struggling to make since of it. They talk about best ways to prevent Alzheimer's and if genetic testing can help. Stay tuned.. For more information and appointment call (732) 408-3262
43 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Ritch Erani | Summer Revelations 2021
We are closing off season 2 with a very important guest, a guest who has been on the show once before... Ritch Erani is back on a solo show and he is here to share all of his summer revelations. Tune in for an episode full of laugher and a few complains... Ritch Erani expertise. Rate and subscribe and get ready for Season 3 next week.
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
David Thomas | Stylist, Costume Designer & Founder of David Thomas X (Part 2)
With a heavily successful career as a stylist and costume designer, David Thomas is finally ready to share everything with the world! Find out on the second part of this episode of Ritch in Life with David Thomas about his relationship with the Royal Family, how he got the Prince of Wales to write the foreword of his upcoming book Vanity Project and all about his new fashion line David Thomas X, which has been thoroughly approved by Ritch. Follow David @davethomasstyle and let us know if you liked this episode by rating and subscribing!
57 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
David Thomas | Stylist, Costume Designer & Founder of David Thomas X (Part 1)
David Thomas is a world-renowned, well respected fashion stylist with over 30 years of experience in the fashion world. He is considered one of the original pioneers of celebrity styling and was recently included in The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 "5 of Hollywood's most in-demand men's stylists" list. In 1982 at the age of 16, David Thomas was living in his hometown of Gloucester, UK and dropped out of school at the advice of his career teacher. Upon that advice, David pursued a four-year plumbing apprenticeship. When he was a plumber, during his spare time David would devour glossy fashion magazines and newspaper gossip columns. Determined to fulfill his dreams, David left his plumbing job. Undaunted and unstoppable, in 1988 David applied for and received a grant from the Prince’s Trust. To support himself, he worked weekends washing dishes in a café and evenings as a lavatory attendant in a West End nightclub while attempting to build his career by working as an assistant for free. That allowed him to get his foot in the right door. He began working as a freelance assistant to Isabella Blow and Ian R. Webb; eventually landing his dream job as an assistant to Judy Blame, stylist and jewelry designer.By 1990, David was himself styling. In 1991, at the age of 25, David became the youngest fashion editor in the world for British Esquire Magazine and subsequently at 26, the youngest fashion editor in the US as contributing fashion editor of Esquire Gentleman. During the time at Esquire, the magazine had a policy of ‘no models’. David developed an alternative approach to filling the fashion pages and promoting fashion by using musicians, actors, artists and writers. In addition, David later worked as contributing fashion editor at Vogue Homme, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Hommes International and Interview as well as contributing to Vanity Fair and British GQ. Through the years of David’s career, he has worked with various clients such as: Sting, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Liza Minelli, Angelina Jolie, The Spice Girls, David and Victoria Beckham, Dita Von Teese, Usher, P.Diddy, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Mariah Carey, Lana Del Rey, Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Casey Affleck, James Franco, Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Lionel Richie, Calvin Harris, Harry Connick Jr, David Guetta, Barry Manilow and more. Tune in to the first part of this episode of Ritch In Life and listen to David and Ritch talk about being high school drop outs and pursuing careers in the fashion, talk about trends and tailoring and a little celebrity gossip. You can follow David @davethomasstyle and @shopdavidthomasx to find out more.
26 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Mary Carney | Resilient Mother-In-Law, Twins, Bank Robbery & Losing 62 lbs at 71
Today, we have for you a very special episode of Ritch in Life featuring Mary Carney. Also known as Ritch's mother-in-law... Tune in and listen to this resilient woman talk about creating your own destiny at all ages of life. She shares insight on raising twins, getting robbed at gunpoint and losing 62 lbs at age 71. Find out what this amazing woman is up to next... https://www.today.com/health/how-lose-weight-71-year-old-loses-62-pounds-6-t190673 @autumncalabrese @21dayfix @ritchinlife #21dayfix #loseweightlikecrazy #bankrobbery #survivor
57 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Terence McFarland | Catalyst, Co-Creator and Coach
Terence McFarland is a CEO, an editor, a stylist, an Associate Executive Director, a producer, a director, a retail buyer, a teacher, a journalist, a board chair, and much more. He was the youngest person to ever become a Fashion Editor for Interview Magazine and has worked with brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren in New York City. At the peak of his career, Terence left it all to pursue his life purpose and moved to California where he got a BFA and MFA from CalArts. He supports non-profit art organizations based in Los Angeles, and uses his creational eye and use of visual language to inspire others. Having grown in a military family, Terence is quite adapt to change and starting over in different environments. He coaches people to help them follow their life purpose and reach their maximum potential, wherever they are in life. He is currently participating in the Flow Trainer Accelerator program and researching Ancestral Medicine rituals. Overall, Terence seeks to expand the idea of what is possible in life. Tune in to this episode of Ritch in Life to listen to Terence McFarland share with Ritch Erani his life’s journey, evolution and share some stories on what made him leave the Fashion Industry to pursue a career in visual arts and ultimately do .... As Ritch would say, a man who does it all. Follow him @terencemcfarland and learn more at www.terencemcfarland.com
77 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Kira Dikhtyar | Cover Model, Gold Medal Gymnast, Philanthropist & Jeffrey Epstein Friend
Kira Dikhtyar is an international top model, actress, former gold medal rhythmic gymnast and philanthropist born in Moscow, Russia. She became involved in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 6 and eventually became a member of the junior Russian National Team. In 2005 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a fashion career. She has worked with photographers like Bruce Webber and Patrick Demarchelier and has graced the cover of Vogue, Glamor, In Style, GQ, Elle, Vanity fair, Cosmopolitan, Noise, Marie Claire, FHM and Maxim. In 2014, Kira participated in the fashion reality show The Face together with the legendary models Naomi Campbell, Anne V and Lydia Hearst. She was a close friend of Jeffrey Epstein and is currently working with Alina Kabaeva, Vladimir Putin’s long time partner to raise the legal sex age for girls in Russia. On this episode of Ritch in Life, Kira shares a different point of view on late friend, Jeffrey Epstein, without justifying what he did. They discuss the new rules for gymnasts at the Olympics, the fashion industry, her time on Oxygen Network's show, The Face with Naomi Campbell and her modelling career. They dive deep into her work with Alina Kabaeva to protect young girls from having sex at a young age and joke -but not really- on how Kira knows what men want and how her path intersects with everyone important there is to know. Tune in the find out more... To catch more of Kira, check out her website www.kiradikhtyarofficial.com or her IG @kiradikhtyar
54 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Garrett Swann | Influencer, Model and Co-Founder of ALPHX
Garrett Swann is a model, influencer and entrepreneur. He is a full time full time realist, best expressed via Memoji, a gym rat, Cookie Dough Ice Cream addict, a go-getter and an eternal optimist. He spends his days influencing the younger generations with his personal style, poise and panache. Circumnavigating throughout life’s daily challenges Garrett is destined and bound to discover truths and offer unlimited access throughout cyberspace’s infinite potential’s and products. The result overall: spiritual, mental and physical well being from his journey into yours. His social media has evolved, and he now hosts his own IGTV series UNDERCOVERS, where he interviews celebrities & people he is fascinated with while “in bed.” He is also the Co-Founder/CMO of a start-up men's apparel brand called ALPHX in New York City, former star of several TV shows (Fashion House, Unusually Thicke) and questionable indie films (The Casserole Club). In this impromptu episode of Ritch in Life, Garrett and Ritch chat about body positivity, the modelling and making underwear and share a few celebrity jokes. You won’t want to miss this lighthearted and fun episode!
49 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Jill Kirsh | Hollywood’s Guru of Hue…Color Expert & Author
Jill Kirsh is a color expert and Hollywood’s Guru of Hue. Her unique color system for fashion & beauty has been the talk of the fashion world for the past fifteen years. She’s been featured several times in major fashion magazines such as InStyle and on every major network and numerous local news affiliates including HGTV and E!News Online. She was named Best Color Consultant in the "Best of LA" issue of Los Angeles Magazine and is frequently called upon by Red Carpet celebs, Grammy winning musicians and titans of business for her virtual & in person color coaching. In addition, Jill is featured as the Color Expert in the award winning documentary "Gray Is the New Blonde" & has just written her first ebook "The Color Question: Are You Wearing the Perfect Shades…For Somebody Else?" which is available as a free download on her website jillkirshcolor.com. Jill has created the ultimate fashion hack with her wallet size customized swatch books filled with pieces of fabric that she’s curated of all your best shades of every color, based entirely on your present hair color. You use it as a guide for shopping for absolutely everything for fashion, beauty & beyond! Tune in to this episode of Ritch in Life and listen to Rich and Jill talk all things color in fashion, plus get insight on some celebrity fashion gossip in red carpets and movie sets. Also… find out which color Ritch wouldn’t be caught dead in wearing… even if Jill says it’s his best color.
67 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Victoria Toussie Arnstein | Comedian and Author of "Impress Yourself"
Victoria Toussie Arnstein comedian and author of Impress Yourself grew up in Brooklyn in a Sephardic Jewish Community and is one of 5 siblings. She's been married for 22 years and has 3 children. Victoria is an endurance athlete and has won her first 100k running race. She loves to swim in the ocean for 2 mile clips even when she knows there are 15 foot tiger sharks afoot. Victoria takes risks and has a Musical theater background. She has coached thousands of people in health and fitness for charity. Victoria started performing stand up comedy in 2011 and currently performs in New York, Hawaii and LA to name a few. She also produces comedy shows in clubs like Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Village Comedy Club in NYC. In this episode of Ritch In Life, old time friends Ritch Erani and Victoria Toussie talk about comedy, cancel culture and get a little too personal with Victoria's marriage and his husband going to"camp". You won't want to miss it. Check out her page on Instagram for all the latest events and jokes. All original content. @victoriathecomedian and You tube Victoria the comedian. Twitter: @vickyarnstein
75 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Daniel M. Rosenberg | Podcaster & Professional Hamster on a Wheel
Daniel M. Rosenberg a husband of one, father of three & master of none. Professionally he’s worn many hats; in the worlds of accounting & finance, sustainable manufacturing, and product development; but most of his time is spent meeting & speaking to interesting people from all over the world. Daniel’s life has been a success story of failing upwards; call it luck, or call it determination, it’s how you pick yourself up from being knocked down that makes you succeed in life. Daniel is the host of The Sod’s Law, a podcast about ordinary people and their extraordinary stories - everyone has their own to tell & Sod’s Law is about giving people a new platform to tell them. Tune in to this episode of Ritch in Life and listen to Ritch and Daniel share their experiences on raising kids in today's political polarized world, discuss Brexit, and dive deep into the current conflict in Israel touching on subjects like anti-semitism and the power of misinformation. Follow Daniel him on @daniel_m_rosenberg and @sodspod
72 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Immaculée Ilibagiza - Author, Speaker and Rwandan genocide Survivor
Immaculée Ilibagiza is regarded as one of world's leading speakers on faith, hope and forgiveness. She is the author of NYT best-selling book Left to Tell, where she shares the story of how she spent 91 days hiding in a tiny bathroom with 7 other women during the1994 Rwandan genocide. Immaculée learned English while in the bathroom, in 1998 she emigrated to the United States and against all odds emerged to find a job at the United Nations. She has received several awards for humanitarian work and published six additional books. In this episode of Ritch in Life, Immaculée and Ritch Erani explore the depth of her experiences during the 1994 Rwandan genocide while discussing topics from racism to faith that lead to her journey of forgiveness. Find out more about Immaculée on her website or on social media: immaculee.com and @ilibagizaimmaculee To purchase your copy: Left To Tell
55 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Kate McGuire | Sustainable Fashion Advocate & Founder, Converted Closet
British entrepreneur and sustainable fashion advocate Kate McGuire is the founder of Converted Closet; a brand new approach to making exquisite, sustainable fashion. On this episode of Ritch in Life, Kate McGuire talks to Ritch Erani all things sustainable fashion. From redesigning clothes that reflect our own personal style, constructing long-lasting garments that put less strain on our natural world and to creating bespoke luxury fashion. Kate began her career in Investor Relations Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Cazenove, before rising to become a leading Investor Relations head-hunter, working alongside CFOs and CEOs of FTSE companies to build their teams. When Kate left the corporate world in 2011 to follow her lifelong passion: converting clothes. In 2019, she completed her Sustainable Business Leadership course at Cambridge University. Having built up an Instagram following , Kate has proved that we can make desirable ‘new’ fashion from old. Her mission is to commercialize conversion, helping to address the fashion industry’s environmental impact. With Kate’s combination of business experience, her creative skillset, and her sustainability credentials, she is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the seismic shift in the industry and launch Converted Closet as a revolutionary commercial ecosystem. Kate has recently relocated from London to New York City, where she lives with her family. Follow Kate on @convertedcloset and use the hashtag #conversion.
75 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Fernando Mateo | Mayoral Candidate NYC 2021
New York City Mayoral Race is coming up this month. Remember to vote in your primary on June 22nd! On this episode of Ritch in Life, Republican NYC Mayoral Candidate, Fernando Mateo, shares his life story, from becoming an adopted immigrant to a successful businessman. Ritch Erani discusses everything from our school system, making NYC safer, to his political positions and what Fernando hopes New York City will become if he is elected Mayor. You don't want to miss it! Follow Fernando at @MateoTheMayor. and MateoTheMayor.com
64 minutes | May 4, 2021
Tobi Rubinstein | Spiritual Mentor, Fashion Exec, and Author
Buy the shoes, if not for your love of fashion, for the sanctity of shoes! This is advice worth spreading from spiritual mentor, fashion executive, and author, Tobi Rubinstein. It is the fusion of spirituality, fashion, and other creative outlets that drives Tobi ‘s work. On this episode of Ritch in Life, Tobi opens up about her fight with cancer, her journey to becoming a Rabbi, and tells stories from her newly released book The House of Faith and Fashion: What My Wardrobe Taught Me About G-D. Ritch does not stray away from the discomfort of the hard hitting questions related to identity politics, faith, and relationships in this candid conversation with Tobi. Tobi began her esteemed career in fashion being recruited by an exclusive manufacturer for Victoria's Secret and JC Penney. She then moved on to partnering with Nicole Miller for children's wear and developing Crunch Gym's activewear line. In 2001, Tobi and her partners created Chedda, an innovative men’s urban brand specifically designed for mass market giant K-Mart. In 2009, The House of Faith and Fashion was her step into reality TV and a successful lecture and radio series. What began as a weekly column for a local newspaper has now flourished into a book that drops at the end of April 2021. Follow Tobi at @tobi_rubinstein and @thehouseoffaithandfashion.
37 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Green Beauty Tips with Paige Padgett and Gloria Molcho
What’s in your makeup and beauty products? This week on Ritch In Life we discuss clean beauty and the pros and cons of chemical free makeup. Ritch may not be interested in makeup but he is interested in all natural products, as long as they make him look and feel good! Paige Padgett, Celebrity Make up Artist and Sustainable Beauty Consultant, is the author of The Green Beauty Rules and founder of Erthling. Her passion is helping women live a healthy lifestyle through clean beauty and wellness. Through her artistry and consulting work she has helped hundreds of women including celebrities reduce their body burden by eliminating toxins in their personal care products. As a leading authority on ‘green beauty’ she is often sought out by the press and has been featured in numerous magazines. Her engaging talks and workshops have been shared at Women For A Healthy Environment and The Jillian Michaels Wellness Cruise. Paige has also been a contributing writer for Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Natural Solutions, Happi, Mind Body Green and Organic Authority. Learn more about Paige at www.paigepadgett.com and follow @paigepadgett. Gloria Molcho is an owner of Brooklyn's own green beauty boutique, Junk Free Beauty. Junk Free Beauty offers affordable green beauty swaps for everyday products. They are a grassroots revolution against a toxic world, one product at a time. Her green products are available online and in store, learn more at www.Junkfreebeauty.com and follow @junkfreebeauty. Listen in for product tips and tricks from two premiere green beauty experts, and why receiving botox earns respect from Ritch Erani.
48 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Nigel Barker | TV Personality, Photographer, Author and CEO of V1VE
You may know renowned photographer, Nigel Barker, from the 17 seasons of America's Top Model where he served as photographer and judge. On this episode of Ritch in Life, Nigel opens up about his upbringing in the UK, boarding school, and the royals. Get the scoop on how he met his beautiful wife, their supportive relationship, and Nigel’s experiences with discrimination and cancel culture. Nigel’s presence in the fashion and entertainment industry has resulted in an array of exciting projects including the creation of his own furniture line the NB1 & NB2 Collections. He is also a Founder and investor in the swanky NYC/LA gym, The DOGPOUND. As well as current CEO of the new Wellness/Fitness Network V1VE. Drawing upon his 20+ years of experience in the fashion and beauty industries, he has two books—The Beauty Equation, and his latest book, Models of Influence, which is a New York Times bestseller. Nigel’s work does stop there. He has directed and produced films, documentaries and commercials for Hollywood clients to international charitable organizations. Using the power of photography and motion pictures he has been able to spread his humanitarian message to vast audiences through films, PSA’s and traveling exhibitions. He was awarded the “Film Heals” Award for Humanitarianism at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival for Dreams Are Not Forgotten. Oh, and he has a podcast @shakenandstirredshow. How does one person accomplish so much? Ritch Erani is on a mission to find out. To Catch up on more things Nigel: IG and Twitter: @nigelbarker FB: @nigelbarkerofficial V1VE: @thev1ve Cristen Barker (wife): @chintwins
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