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A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Oct 9, 2019

Jeannie Noth Gaffigan is an actress, producer, and comedy writer. She is best known as a writer and executive producer for The Jim Gaffigan Show, a show loosely based on her own family life with her husband, Jim Gaffigan. In April 2017, Jeannie was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, the tumor was the size of a pear and was successfully removed during a nine-hour surgery. Her new book When Life Gives You Pears is available now everywhere books are sold.

Dr. Lipi Roy is nationally recognized as an influencer in the field of addiction. She currently serves as the Director of Addiction Medicine and Community Engagement at Urban Recovery in Brooklyn as well as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. Previously, Dr. Roy served as the first Chief of Addiction Medicine at NYC jails including Rikers Island where she coordinated substance use treatment and recovery efforts at the nation’s second-largest jail. Before moving to New York, Dr. Roy was a primary care doctor to Boston's vulnerable homeless population. She was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy completed her medical and public health training at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a sought-after, charismatic public speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction training. A Forbes contributor, she has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have also been published in STAT and The Huffington Post; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Oprah.com. When Dr. Roy isn’t seeing patients, teaching or speaking, she can be found cooking and baking, watching movies and standup comedy, cardio-kickboxing and traveling. Dr. Roy can be reached on Twitter/IG @lipiroy, her FB page, SpicesforLifeMD, or her website, www.LipiRoyMD.com, 

Jenny Saldana is a writer, actress, and stand-up comedian and a  Breast Cancer Rock STAR and all around hotness. She wrote, produced and starred in Happy Cancer Chick, a web series inspired by her own battle with breast cancer. Jenny also does advocacy work for cancer survivors. She’s penned four plays, and had a principal role in The Dictator. Her video series, The Little Brown Girl Show can be found on Youtube and Facebook Live. Check out her show Hoooray For Boobies at Gotham Comedy Club tonight (10/9) 

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female, Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.