Born in West Africa in the early 1950s, Somé was kidnapped at age four by a French Jesuit missionary to be trained as a priest, for the next 15 years enduring the harsh regimen of a seminary where his native language and tribal traditions were systematically suppressed. At age 20 he escaped, but when he returned to his Dugara people in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) they rejected him as an outsider. To reconnect with his native culture, Somé underwent a month-long initiation into shamanism.
"We need more audio books like this"
Cardiac surgeon, Sean Flannigan, lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla's compassion find a crack in Sean's armor? Sometimes love isn't enough to heal a wounded heart.
"A good listen"
Fans of Opie & Anthony have come to know and love the big man, comedian Patrice Oneal. Now, he's front-and-center as the host of his own relationship show on XM Satellite Radio. With help from Dante Nero, Kathleen Rowle, and Opie himself, Patrice answers calls, gives advice, and separates the men from the boys!
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, comedians Rich Vos, Joe DeRosa, and Amy Schumer. Classic Patrice appearances include a discussion on Patrice’s outfits, Wesley Snipes going to jail, awful sci-fi movies, Patrice’s WWE career, Alfred Hitchcock movies, making a lingerie girl cry, a discussion on Lady Gaga, Patrice’s glass dildos, and the punk test.
Today on O&A, the British Open has started. We watch a video of black girls fighting. We discuss Mel Gibson. Anthony argues with listeners about black culture. We discuss our favorite desserts. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about Mel Gibson. Patrice and Anthony talk about race issues. We re-listen to Mel Gibson tape #4. We listen to some of d-Boi's Mel Gibson remixes.
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedians Louis CK, Dave Attell, Colin Quinn, and Dane Cook. Classic Patrice appearances include exotic meats, The United States of Patrice, Patrice’s mom, the rock coat, it’s raining stuff, Independence Day, and side pussy. All proceeds from the sale of this program will go to Gladys and Dude Productions, Inc., for the benefit of Patrice O’Neal’s family.
"We miss Patrice"
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedians Kurt Metzger, Russ Meneve, and Robert Kelly. Classic Patrice segments include Patrice goes to jail, Patrice’s last show, and Warren Haynes. All proceeds from the sale of this program will go to Gladys and Dude Productions, Inc., for the benefit of Patrice O’Neal’s family.
"RIP Funny Man"
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedian Jim Florentine and Anthony Cumia. Classic Patrice appearances include The Black Phillip Show, Patrice’s take on the Illuminati, Patrice in studio with Gallagher, The Bobo Up and Down Game, the cab challenge, and Patrice’s ‘Unmasked’ interview with Ron Bennington.
Today on O&A, Tiger Woods returned to golf yesterday. We talk about how long baseball games are. Apple announces new iPhone features. Anthony watches Law Abiding Citizen. We discuss TV shows. We talk to Bobo on the phone about coming back to the show. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. Patrice hates watching baseball. We talk about what sports are fun to watch. We listen to some clips of angry managers. We listen to Chris Rock on Letterman.
"Not Much Birbiglia (or Anything Else)"
A cop at the opera.... Wisteria Tearoom owner Ellen Rosings coaxes Detective Tony Aragón to go with her to the Santa Fe Opera, but the magnificent performance of Tosca ends in disaster. In bizarre counterpoint to the opera's plot, the leading man is murdered in his dressing room, and Tony must rush to secure the crime scene. Ellen is left to comfort Vi Benning, a former server at the tearoom who is now an apprentice at the opera and a protégée of the slain singer.
"Kind of Disappointing"
Cops drink coffee. They don't belong in Ellen Rosings's Victorian tearoom. But when her opening day thank-you tea ends in the murder of the president of the Santa Fe Preservation Trust, the police invade her haven. Enter Detective Tony Aragon: attractive and unsympathetic, with a chip on his shoulder that goes beyond the murder investigation, and Ellen's delicate bone china cup is full. Is the murderer one of her honored guests, or the ghost rumored to haunt the building? Will Ellen solve the mystery, or will the Wisteria Tearoom's premiere turn out to be its - and Ellen's - finale?
We talk about our appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Kevin Smith joins the show. We talk about Kevin's new movie, and we discuss what it's like to meet our heroes. We watch clips from an old TV movie called Are You Afraid of the Dark. We show Kevin the electrocution video. Kevin's gay friend thinks Steve is gay.
Patrice Oneal is back with another hilarious edition of his XM Satellite Radio relationship show, Black Phillip. This time around, Kathleen Rowle gets hung up on one caller, and Patrice explains her behavior is exactly what women do. Plus, a lengthy discussion on threesomes - how to get them going and what NOT to do to mess them up.
"Great Show Again..."
War veteran Brent Harrington, a helicopter pilot who lost his sight when he was shot down in Afghanistan, is now back home in the US and struggling to come to terms with the fact that his sight may never return. Natalie Connors, a beautiful young woman fleeing an abusive relationship and looking for a fresh start, is hired by Brent’s best buddy, another war veteran, as a home health care aide to help Brent adapt to his newly darkened world. Thrown together by fate, they take the first tentative steps toward love.... But when Natalie’s vicious ex tracks her down, can the passion and tenderness she and Brent share protect her?
Taylor Holmes has a lot on her plate - running a family owned resort, planning a wedding for her sister, and now the added worry as she opens her dream café. Throw in a hurricane and a sexy boat captain who doesn't take no for an answer, and this book will keep you glued to your seat. Romance, passion, danger, and hot, hot nights guarantee listening pleasure.
Patrick Swayze dies. We read terrible Patrick Swayze jokes that people are making online. We talk about Roadhouse. P. Diddy is in the building today. The Baltimore morning show from yesterday has a change of heart and we listen to the audio. Opie's wedding anniversary is coming up. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. A man is honored for his 50 years of service at McDonald's. We talk to the McDonald's worker on the phone. Comedian Bob Kelly joins the show.
Today on O&A, Anthony talks about going to the Yankees game. We discuss how expensive sporting events are. Dr. Steve calls in to talk about cancer. Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about eating raw. comedian Nick DiPaolo joins the show. We talk about Nick's house and some other houses. We discuss violence in sports and new rules in the NFL. We have a discussion about race. And we talk about hot white and black women.
Elton John is collaborating with Alice in Chains. We talk about how everything good ends up sucking. WBCN signs off. Sam interviews Artie Cornfeld. We talk about how expensive sports tickets are. We listen to new John Sterling clips. Little Nicky records a song that smashes Danny. We try to figure out who on the staff told Little Nicky that Danny didn't like his production. Danny and E-Rock argue. Comedian Rich Vos joins the show.
Today on O&A, we discuss Obama's speech last night about the oil spill. We talk about old actors that were in shape. A congressman tells BP executives to kill themselves. We discuss the vuvzelas at the World Cup. A man claims he saw Bigfoot. We watch a video of a cop punching a woman in the face. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about black women and race. We talk about the NBA finals. We discuss tattoos in the NBA and talk about soccer. A magazine claims Al Gore had an affair.
The Yankees are officially eliminated from the playoffs. We're not on in Boston today. Colin Quinn joins the show. We get an update on the Anthony and Jill situation. Patrice O'Neal joins the show. Colin and Patrice argue. Patrice talks to Anthony about his breakup with Jill. Anthony talks about his breakup with his previous girlfriend. Intern David comes in to do Kosher Sports. And the cast of HBO's Little Britain stops by.