Yoshi Didn't Podcast

Jacob Sirof, comedian, writer, 100% Star Wars and boxing nerd is our guest this week on Yoshi Didn't. Jacob's nerdy, edgy comedy has been featured on Jim Norton's "Down and Dirty" to Chelsea Lately's Round Table. 

Jacob is a friend of Yoshi and Lilit's and walked into Yoshi Didn't podcast land just as talk was a little heavy about rape with our previous guest, so to keep things light and laughable, Jacob goes right into sex jokes and his professional obsession with porn to change pace.
Jacob received an early and interesting porn education from his father's extensive VHS collection that was passed on to Jacob and his brothers like family heirlooms. From working in adult video stores to becoming professional comedians, Yoshi and Jacob bond on their origins and evolutions of porn, sex and comedy from experiences with hookers to monogamous relationships to what's it like working with other comedians like Jim Norton. 
Jacob's colorful background doesn't stop there as he divulges about his passion for boxing and ice hockey. 
Overall, Jacob's insight takes us into his psyche to learn more about him as a comedian, devout Star Wars fan and lover of all things boxing and ice hockey. 
Follow Jacob's funny banter on Twitter and hit him up for tour dates! 
Twitter: @jacobsirof
Direct download: Episode_20.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

This week's guest is Ms. Cherry Ferretti, a beautiful porn star. We discuss her unusual childhood and the influence of sex icon Chasey Lain on young Cherry's eventual decision to enter the adult business.

Cherry started her porn career in Houston, Texas, where she was an early adopter of internet technology to promote her business. We follow her move to Los Angeles and her relationship with agency LA Direct Models (the CAA of the porn world). Cherry speaks frankly about how the sex business operates and about her blunt refusal to be treated like a second-class citizen.

During my 13 years working in the adult industry, it was very common for performers to disappear from public view. In most cases, they simply want to quit the business and restart their lives; this is what I assumed had happened with my friend Cherry. I never tried to track her down, wanting to respect her privacy and the decision to move on.

Unfortunately, it was not the case. When she contacted me again in early January, I was happy to hear from her, until she explained the reasons behind her years of absence. In the final third of the show, Lilit and I talk extensively about the trauma that Cherry experienced at the hands of her "best friend" — and worst of all, her subsequent betrayal and violation by Hollywood police.

Direct download: episode_19.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:02pm PDT

This special episode of Yoshi Didn't was recorded at Saad Mohseni's residence in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Please read about Saad <a href=http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066475,00.html>here</a>.)

Kimberly Motley, a proud daughter of an African-American father and North Korean mother, picked up her street smarts in her hometown, a tough neighborhood of Milwaukee. In 2003, she earned a law degree at Marquette University, and became a very successful attorney with the State of Wisconsin Public Defender's Office, litigating hundreds of criminal, civil and juvenile cases. In 2008, Kim volunteered to participate in the U.S. State Department's Justice Sector Support Program, dedicated to rebuilding the Afghan legal system. This was Kim's watershed moment. Since then, she has dedicated her life to fighting injustices in Afghanistan. 

Recently, Kimberly was kind enough to bring me to visit the notorious Pul-e-Charkhi prison, and introduced me to three of her Western clients. She confidently navigates throughout the prison by maintaining a cultural sensitivity to Afghans, while demanding respect from all the men. Surrounded by inmates that include Taliban, Al Qaeda and jihadists, she gives comfort, listens intently and provides the best legal advice she can. No matter how difficult the odds, she's committed to fighting for her clients' freedom.

Two cases exemplify her dedication. Kimberly litigated a case representing an Afghan woman named Gulnaz who was raped and impregnated by a relative. After reporting the rape to authorities, the traumatized young woman was, unbelievably, jailed on charges of adultery! With Kimberly's help, Gulnaz's case went all the way to President Karzai; she was able to persuade him to grant the very first presidential pardon (and first overturned verdict ever) in a moral crimes case in the history of Afghanistan. Axs.tv covered the happy results of Kimberly's diligent work on "Dan Rather Reports." 

Kimberly also saved a 6-year-old girl from being sold into marriage over a medical debt. Young Naghma didn't know how close she came to leaving her family. After persuading the local elders in a "Jirga," a public hearing, Kim paid off the family's debt using a fund made available by an anonymous donor. All parties were able to exit the situation without losing public face, leaving the men with a great respect and appreciation for Kimberly's promotion of justice and fair play.

The conversation ends with Kim's photoshoot for Vanity Fair magazine. This former Wisconsin Beauty queen is excited and ready for the shoot. She explains to me that great Tom Freston is planning to write the article about Kim's great achievement in Afghanistan. Please enjoy the episode!

Kimberley Cy Motley, Esq.
Motley Consulting International
Motley Legal Services
Website : motleylegal.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kcymotley
 Afghanistan. Please enjoy the episode!

Direct download: Episode_18.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

Saber is our special guest this week on Yoshi Didn’t.  This Los Angeles-based American graffiti artist and painter is most famous for the immense piece he did on the concrete bank of the Los Angeles River. With 97 gallons of paint, Saber traversed the Stygian corridor of the mighty L.A. river like Dante passing through the ninth circle of Hell, and created a masterpiece: The final work, measuring 250 x 55 feet, has been dubbed "the largest graffiti painting ever."

A hardcore street artist who possesses the artistic talent of Michelangelo with the physical toughness of Lawrence Taylor, Saber speaks intimately with us about his harsh experiences and struggles with epilepsy; his childhood, when he first discovered a love for art; and his transformation into the premier artist of his generation. Saber discusses the physical price he had to pay to achieve success, and his belief that art can change the world for the better. The podcast ends with Yoshi's "art project" for Saber and his beautiful and vivacious young daughter. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT