52 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
Another great show with the multi-talented recording artist and entrepreneur, Moses Stone. We're talking all things music and movies this week including the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi, plus listening to two original songs from this charismatic rapper. It's also the final Tola Talks of 2017, so we're highlighting the best of the best including If I Were President and thank you shout-outs to my celebrity guests. Not to mention some timeless fitness & Tola Yoga tips for 2018, and of course, the Get Your Shit Together Award. Thanks again everyone, for tuning in these past few months and for subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. It's been a blast! Stay tuned for the next generation of Tola Talks to be announced on my website www.RichTola.com and my socials: @richtola. Happy Holidays...and may the force be with you! Peace - R
52 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Rebekka Starr & Freddy Figs
We’re talking all things Movies & Music today with my special guests, DJ Rebekka Starr and MC Freddy Figs. Starting with their favorite genre of Hip-Hop, we discuss the history of music from the early 1970’s to today’s wildly popular Electronica (EDM) and the Top 10 DJs that rule the raves. On a beautiful sunny day in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Tola also Talks about movies that spotlight "The Valley” including We Are Your Friends (Zac Efron) and Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino), plus what this infamous basin is really know for: strip malls, sushi restaurants in strip malls, and of course, porn stars. We also pay tribute to the King of Hip-Hop, Eminem, and the late Adult Film Actress, August Ames, an unfortunate victim of cyberbullying.
52 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Good things come in threes, so this week Tola Talks is all about celebrating three very special 10 year anniversaries. The first, a decade of friendship with my lovely co-host, Actress/Producer Troy Titus-Adams. Second, it’s our 10th show since returning to LA Talk Radio - the second time around. And third, it’s my 10 year anniversary of sobriety. That’s right, an amazing decade of hangover-free mornings...not to mention more than $50,000 worth of savings! There’s also some sober talk about going the mile, i.e., adding an extra 10% to your exercise regime, allowing transgender individuals in the military, plus one of my favorite leadership books by best selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell, Talent if Never Enough.
52 minutes | Nov 27, 2017
Just a couple of East coast dudes talking travel, surfing, fitness, yoga and real estate, as Tola Talks with his good friend and Surfer/Yogi, Mike Tammaro. We’re talking everything from surfing the treacherous waves at Black’s Beach to the perfect waters of Costa Rica, to selling multi-million dollar homes in The Hamptons. Also get the scoop on some great movies that brave the shining seas including Justice League, The Wackness, Point Break, Blue Crush, Soul Surfer and the 1974 "great white" blockbuster, Jaws. Millennials take heed from your brethren and don’t be afraid of life's choppy waters. Because you never know, you just might marry a Prince! Have an awesome day everyone, and check-out my 3 simple eating tips for losing those 5 lbs by New Year's Day (at 18:20 mins).
53 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
Always a blast talking with my good friend, Actor/Comedian and Producer, Barry Ratcliffe. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Tola Talks goes into hyper-speed with the super high-energy Ratcliffe talking about his days in the 90's working with Don Johnson on Nash Bridges, to his recent days on WGN's gritty drama, Outsiders. Not to mention Rich's dogmatic talk about positivity always rules over negativity, specifically as it relates to the current witch hunt for Hollywood's sexual predators, Serena Gomez getting bashed for lip-syncing at the AMAs, and hometown heroin overdoses. Plus there's more including protecting the world's endangered species and #BeKindtoElephants, fitness tips for the holidays and movies flashbacks - talking Men in Black (1997) and George Clooney's The American (2010).
52 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
Mistress Eva Lee
Tola Talks gets hot and steamy with the very lovely and very passionate dominatrix, Mistress Eva Lee. We’re talking everything from BDSM subcultures to the psychological power Dommes wield over their Subs (Submissives). If I Were President, I would create a RIPD (Rest In Peace Department) to bike patrol our Nation’s capitol streets and help eradicate crime and vagrancy. Plus, fitness tips for the last 50 days of 2017 and how to lose that unwanted 5 or 10 lbs. Rich also gives his take on the future of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., et al., plus bestows them all the newly minted, “Now I Really Need to Get My Fucking Shit Together Award”.
51 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
Congratulations to author, psychotherapist, yoga teacher and my dear friend, Erin Mason, for publishing a tender and heartwarming story, Growing Grace, about adoption from the biological mother's perspective.Tola also Talks about America's obesity epidemic and how it affects 36% of all adults and nearly 20% of all children and adolescents, and more specifically, how I would financially reward everyone for being fit...If I Were President. Not to mention fitness tips for losing that unwanted weight. Subscribe now on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.
51 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Always a great time having Cooper Phillip in the studio...she's rocks it in person and on the radio! Learn how she seeks balance, comfort and happiness amidst the ever-so ripply waters of the music business, plus find out more about her journey from Russia to Hollywood that began seven years ago. For all you Halloween lovers, we also talk about Vatican sanctioned exorcisms, the highest grossing film in history with 10 Academy Award nominations, The Exorcist, and of course, my most delightful "10 Most Frightful Pickup Lines". Not to mention we play three amazing songs from the multi-talented singer-songwriter including her new hit single, Party By Myself.
52 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
Up Close and Personal
Tola Talks up close and personal with co-host Vi about phone sex, Mukbang, non-traditional dating, crappy first dates and why white boys love chocolate. We also pay tribute to Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, the ex-Presidents and Major League Baseball champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. Not to mention Vi’s year-long abstinence and Rich’s unrequited love when "the player gets played".
51 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Super fun time with co-host Vi talking #MeToo, Melania Trump and The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. Not to mention Marilyn Monroe and If I Were President I would legalize everything. Tola Talks is now available on Google Play and Stitcher where you can subscribe to our weekly show or download past episodes.
51 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
On Columbus Day, Tola Talks all things millennial with Hollywood writer, Ben Smith Since moving to LA LA Land eight years ago, Ben has managed to survive by developing websites while pursing his passion as a screenwriter. As a follow-up to last week’s "If I Were President", I would raise the Federal Minimum Wage and require our unemployed receiving benefits to get their hands dirty, helping America achieve the cleanest streets in the world. no doubt! In other news, Tola Talks Hollywood movies and gives a 5-star review to George Clooney’s The Ides of March, bestows the The Get Your staff Together Award to a Judge in Michigan, plus "nudge" theory with this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in Economic Sciences.
52 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Re-launch of Tola Talks / Stephanie Drapeau
Kudos to re-launch of Tola Talks...we had a titillating show talking Hollywood film and TV roles with the lovely and talented Actress/Producer, Stephanie Drapeau. Plus, before I introduce Stephanie at 27:41 minutes, I kick-off the show with some Presidential advice on how to solve homelessness and get every United States resident off the streets. I also give out the Get Your stuff Together Award to none other than The Trump Administration. We also observe a moment of silence for the victims and families of those who perished or were injured in Las Vegas in the worst mass shooting in our nation's history, as well as for the way-too-early passing of one the great rock-and-roll legends of all time, Tom Petty.