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Lemme Fix It!

Franchesca Ramsey and De’Lon Grant

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Hosted by longtime besties Franchesca Ramsey and De’Lon Grant, "Lemme Fix It!" is a trip down memory lane, followed by a hilarious rebranding session. Each episode explores their favorite celebrities, shows, catchphrases, brands and movies of yesteryear and then imagines what it would take to repackage them for relevance today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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This week we're digging into our inbox and pulling out some of your feedback, love and suggestions and comments. You can WATCH this week's episode over on our Youtube channel https://youtu.be/JaUmTzcrqyA --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instag…
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Lil Bow Wow burst onto the music scene in 2000 at just 13 years old with his debut album “Beware of dog.” The album peaked at number 10 and was well received by audiences and critics. But despite putting out 7 albums (including a collab album with Omarion) and appearing in a number of movies and tv shows, for many the artist formerly known as lil B…
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This week we review the latest installment in the Bad Boys franchise and as usual pitch how we would fix it. Watch this episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/TlFdBnOiHXU --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instagram.com/chescaleigh De'…
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This week we're reviewing the infamous Happy Days episode responsible for coining the phrase "jumping the shark" along with some of our favorite tv shows that went south, and then as usual we each pitch how we'd fix them. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Rams…
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Sam Goody was one of the biggest music retailers of the 20th century. Selling vinyls, 8-tracks, cassettes tapes, CDs, even the very first MP3 players but they also sold VHS tapes, DVDs, video games, comic books, and posters. This week we dig into how the company went from $60 million in sales during it's peak to closing it's doors in 2012. Then as …
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This week actor, song writer and content creator Rod Kim joins us for an insightful conversation about our favorite Y2k bops and Orientalism in hip hop. Check out Rod Kim's work below! http://rodkim.com https://www.tiktok.com/@rodkimrocks https://www.instagram.com/rodkimrocks --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on in…
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This week we've got another installment of the Round Robin games. So instead of devoting the episode to one topic, we each take turns sharing something on our hearts and then as usual, pitch how we'd fix it. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://in…
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This week comedian, writer and content creator Amber Wallin joins us for an insightful and hilarious convo about content creation followed by a review of Zendaya's new film Challengers. Zendaya stars as Tashi Donaldson, a former tennis prodigy who now serves as her husband’s tennis coach. But in order to help him overcome his losing streak, he’ll n…
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When American Idol first premiered in the June 2002 it quickly became a surprise summer hit. That September, over 23 million people turned in to the season finale as Kelly Clarkson was crowned our first American Idol. But after 22 seasons, today's Idol's viewership pales by comparison. The most recent February 2024 premiere clocked in with just 4 m…
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This week we're reviewing one of the best movie sequels of all time, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. While today there’s no denying the film's cultural impact, when it first hit theaters THIRTY YEARS AGO in 1993, it was considered a flop?! So how did this masterpiece go from box office bomb to certified cult classic? This week we dig into the film…
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The My Buddy doll burst onto the scene in 1985 with overalls, a bowl cut and a banging jingle. But by the mid 1990's My Buddy was a distant memory. So what happened? And how did My Buddy become synonymous with the murderous Chucky doll from Child's Play? This week we dig into the history of the first "doll for boys" and then as usual pitch how we'd…
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This week we're reviewing ultra wide legs jeans that were all the rage in the 90's: JNCOs. Beloved by skaters, surfers and ravers, JNCOs were very wide, very cool and very much counter culture. And at the company's peak in 1998, they boasted a whopping $186.9 million in sales! But by 2001 their parent company was forced to close their massive LA fa…
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This week we're doing another installment of the Round Robin Games! Instead of devoting the entire episode to one topic, instead we're taking turns sharing things on our heart and then as usual, pitching how we would fix them. Vote for us in the 2024 Webby Awards! Voting closes 4/18! https://wbby.co/40072N --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefix…
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Lauryn Hill burst onto the music scene in 1996 as a member of the Fugees. But it was Lauryn's 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill that put her on the map. With over 12 million albums sold worldwide it went on to sweep the 1998 Grammys as Lauryn became the first woman to win 5 or more awards in one night including Grammys for best new ar…
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This week we're reviewing Jennifer Lopez's latest project, "This Is Me...Now: A Love Story" and then as usual we each pitch how we would fix it. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instagram.com/chescaleigh De'lon Grant | http://instagram.com/the…
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This week we’re joined by Emmy nominated host, actress, comedian, podcaster and author Nicole Byer for a hysterical convo about her new movie, how she juggles 800 jobs & the importance carving out your own lane as a Black creative. Nicole's new movie The American Society of Magical Negros is in theaters now! You can watch Nicole's new crowd work sp…
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From 1989 to 2000 Friday night's were all about ABC's sitcom programming block, TGIF, "Thank Goodness it's Friday!" This week we dig into some of ABC's most successful shows from that era and then as usual we explore what it would take to revive the tv programming block for today. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us …
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Instead of recapping the 2024 Oscars like every other podcast, this week we're looking back at the history of the Academy Awards and then pitching how we'd fix the ceremony. Mentioned in this episode: LFI episode: “Kodak: dropping the digital ball” VOX video: “bad typography has ruined more than the oscars” --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefi…
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This week we're switching it up and talking about the journey to bring Lemme Fix It, to life. Everything from producing the show, to what we’ve learned thus far and all the fixes that helped us get here. As mentioned this episode: Check out Fran's new Podcast Black History, For Real wherever you get your favorite podcasts! Wanna try out Riverside? …
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This week we're reviewing the 1989 blockbuster Look Who's Talking starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. And then after diving into the film's history we'll each try our best to fix it by fan casting a modern day reboot of the film. Mentioned in this episode: Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden by Melanie Hamlett --- Let's stay in touc…
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This week we’re joined by Chelsea Fagan, the co-founder & CEO of The Financial Diet for a funny and honest convo covering everything from owning your past, the perils of internet discourse and the expense of being a bridesmaid. Check out Chelsea Fagan's work below! https://thefinancialdiet.com The Financial Diet Podcast: Financial Confessions Franc…
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This week we're re-running one of our favorite episodes. While we all know Justin Timberlake as the breakout star of 90's boyband N'Sync if you ask us, "it shoulda been JC." This episode we dig into the band's history and then each pitch how we'd revitalize JC Chasez's career for today. As mentioned in the original episode, you can listen to JC Cha…
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This week we’re digging into public apologies from various celebrities, brands, comedians and even…a few podcast hosts. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod watch full length episodes on new YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@FixItpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://insta…
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This week we're taking a trip down our "friendscation" timeline to unpack our past trips together and what we'd do to fix them. Mentioned in this episode: If you're in Boston check out De'lon's show! A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD : https://speakeasystage.com Shout outs to De'lon's Spain Travel Agent Nathan Hancock @rubatotravel --- Let's stay in …
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For the latter half twentieth century the shopping mall was a cornerstone of American social life and accounted for most of the nation’s retail sales. In the 1980’s there were around 2,500 malls in the United States, but today that number has dwindled to around 700. This week we examine the rise and fall of the American shopping mall and then as us…
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Lisa Frank is the technicolor media giant best known for making school supplies that were all the rage with middle school girls in the 90s. At the company’s peak during the mid 90’s Lisa Frank was doing over 60 million a year in sales. Today it’s nearly impossible to find Lisa Frank products unless you search online or eBay, and all of their physic…
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Our first installment of the "Round Robin Games" was such a success we decided to bring them back! So this week instead of devoting the entire episode to just one musician, one brand or one celebrity, we’re sharing different topics “round robin style” and then as usual, we’ll each try our best to fix them. Mentioned in the episode: NYT First Person…
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This week we're joined by writer, director and actress Kelechi Okafor to discuss the girl group Dream. In 2001 Dream seemed poised for success after the release of their hit single "He Loves U Not." But by 2003 their dream...was over. Together we dig into what happened and then we pitch how we’d each fix Dream’s career. Please check out Kelechi's w…
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We're closing out 2023 with our inaugural Glow Up Awards, spotlighting the moments and people that didn’t need our point of view or perspective to shine. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instagram.com/chescaleigh De'lon Grant | http://instagra…
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In the 90’s and early 2000’s Blockbuster dominated the movie rental market with over 45 million customers. But by 2010 the company was forced to file for bankruptcy. And today, there’s only one physical location left standing. This week we dive into how the video rental giant went from “let’s make it a Blockbuster night” to “not a Blockbuster in si…
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This week we’re digging into the life of Hollywood legend Miss Eartha Kitt and then fan casting the yet-to-be-made movie of her life. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instagram.com/chescaleigh De'lon Grant | http://instagram.com/thedelondotcom…
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After 16 year old Ethan Couch killed 4 people in a drunk driving accident in 2013, his legal team claimed "affluenza" (aka his family's wealth) was to blame. This week we dig into Ethan's case and the pseudoscience behind this ridiculous disorder, and then pitch how we would fix it. Mentioned in this episode: PBS Documentary "Escape from Affluenza"…
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This week on the pod we’re trying something a little different with a “Round Robin” of topics that are on our hearts and then as usual, we’ll do our best to fix them. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | http://instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | http://instagram.com/chescaleigh De'lon Grant | ht…
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This week we've cooked up a special Thanksgiving episode full of fixes to help you navigate going home for the holidays. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | instagram.com/chescaleigh De'lon Grant | instagram.com/thedelondotcom Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/pr…
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In the late 2000's and early 2010's Katy Perry dominated the pop music charts. But in 2018 things took a turn. And while she’s remained a pop culture figure as a judge on American Idol, in the years since her music career has stagnated. So what the hell happened? This week we dig into Katy Perry's career and of course, pitch how we would fix it. --…
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As the lead singer of OneRepublic once crooned, "It's too late to apologize, it too laaaaate" but is is that actually true? This week we're reviewing the public apologies of a number of celebrities and brands to see what worked, what didn't, and how would we would fix them. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us! lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on ins…
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This week actress and comedian Laci Mosley joins us to discuss Jussie Smollett's career. How'd this promising young actor go from poppin' and lockin' on Empire, to being LOCKED UP for a hate crime hoax? And what would it take for him to get back in the public's good graces? We're not so sure but we're down to figure it out! Subscribe to Laci's hila…
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This week we dive into the history of online dating, some of the apps we've been on and how we'd overhaul the whole thing if given the chance. As promised, here's Tinder's 2023 Future of Dating report --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | instagram.com/fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey | instagram.com/chescalei…
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For decades Kodak was the top dog in the world of cameras and photography. But their failure to pivot to digital, completely tanked the brand. This week we dive into what led to their downfall and pitch how we'd revamp Kodak for today! --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | instagram.com/fixitpod Franches…
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The year is 1994 and a school yard game with a funny name is sweeping the nation. But as quickly as "pogs" blew up, the game was banned, never to be heard from or played again. This week Franchesca and De'lon do a deep dive into the history of pogs and try their best to rebrand it for today. --- Let's stay in touch! Follow us on instagram | instagr…
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There's no question that Christina Aguilera has one of the most iconic voices in pop history, but it feels like her balloon has deflated in recent years. So this week we take a look at Christina's incredible career and pitch some ideas to revive her brand for 2023. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram | i…
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If Charlize Theron can win an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos and Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvy are now household names because of their crimes, when will Lizzie Borden have her day? This week Franchesca and De'lon do their best to rebrand everyone's favorite wrongfully accused girl boss murderer. Check out the Lizzie Musical here!…
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We all know Justin Timberlake as N'Sync's breakout star, but if you ask De'lon and Franchesca, "it shoulda been JC" (sung to the tune of "it's gonna be MAY") Listen to JC Chasez's full unreleased album "The Story of Kate" here. --- Let's stay in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram @fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey @chescaleigh …
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De'Lon and Franchesca take a trip down memory lane and unpack everything that worked and didn't work during their days at University of Michigan's acting school. ------ Let's keep in touch! Email us lemmefixitpod@gmail.com Follow us on instagram @fixitpod Franchesca Ramsey @chescaleigh De'lon Grant @thedelondotcom Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/pri…
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Hosted by longtime besties Franchesca Ramsey and De’Lon Grant, Lemme Fix It! is a trip down memory lane, followed by a hilarious rebranding session. Each episode explores their favorite celebrities, shows, catchphrases, brand and movies of yesteryear and then imagines what it would take to repackage them for relevance today. Hosted on Acast. See ac…
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