Jun 5, 2019
Our new show The Radkes is now airing on the USA Network. This is an
unscripted show about our family. Real people experiencing real
everyday life. The show, is just like the podcast, which is just
like our real lives. For the next few episodes while our show is
airing, we’ll be doing a series of podcasts about the previous
Episode 1 is called
Melissa Explains It
and it’s all about me trying to
have “the talk” about sex with my daughter Remy. I did what I could
and then deferred to my Aunt Melba who has become a social media
and Radkes star in her own right. On this podcast, I have the
Attorney General David Radke, and two special guests. My daughter
Remy Hope Radke and my Aunt Melba.
If you haven’t seen the first
Network Episode of The Radkes, it might be fun to watch it before
listening to this podcast. If you listen to the podcast first,
don’t worry, the show isn’t as embarrassing as it sounds. It’s
really just ordinary people living their lives and doing what other
ordinary people do. We hope we make you laugh, smile, and find
something to relate to.
- [04:32] In this episode, Melba
is so free with her language on all things sex.
- [05:07] Aunt Melba isn't
married. She was married happily for many many years to her high
- [05:45] She still wears her
wedding ring, so men won't ask her out.
- [07:03] Aunt Melba loved her
husband, and she loves sex, and she thinks it's from
- [08:03] Remy's status is single
and looking to mingle. She's not ready for relationships, but she's
ready to know about relationships.
- [09:53] The episode is really
just about what's going on in our lives at the time.
- [10:01] It begins with David
sending me explicit text messages with eggplants and question
- [11:31] We never know what's
going to come out of Remy's mouth. The show isn't
- [15:14] Melba had an emoji run
in on her cell phone. People kept sending her <3 which is
supposed to be a heart.
- [17:02] Melissa's Mom didn't
talk to her about sex. Her mother did give her a book about sex and
then never followed up.
- [18:09] The show is supposed to
be fun and lighthearted and make everybody laugh. Coming of age is
a very real thing. Most of us come from generations where sex
wasn't talked about a lot. David feels the open dialogue is a good
- [18:57] Aunt Melba's Mom
(Granny) sent her to the pastor and his wife for premarital
counseling. They gave her a book to read.
- [20:47] If the parents don't
leave things open for discussion, it makes the kids more curious to
find out about things.
- [22:58] There is nothing
scripted on our show.
- [23:22] Aunt Melba shares her
view on cucumbers.
- [24:38] Remy is totally cool
with the previous episode, she has just grown a lot.
- [25:58] We can't thank Melba
enough for being on our very first show.
- [27:07] Everybody can identify
with somebody on the show. Remy was a real trooper to be a part of
- [28:21] The goal is to find joy
in the ordinary. I hope that is what the Radkes help you
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