Housing First: A Better Way to Fight Chronic Homelessness

February 18, 2015 If you spend time in any American city, you know that the United States h​as an enormous homeless population. Men, women and children (and sometimes dogs and cats) dot our sidewalks, asking for help or handouts. Some people – like us – believe we should help…

The Best Tweets from Trolls and Why They’re Wrong (What Happened When I Went on Fox News)

December 19, 2014 Listen to Coco read some of the best and most profane tweets from people who disagree with every breath she takes on the earth. Then, Coco gently tells them why they’re wrong; brutality is not strength and it’s not effective. Coco also had the opportunity to interview Brian…

How Christmas Carols Mirror Our American Heritage and Experience

December 3, 2014 Every Christmas carol has a backstory. In this episode, Coco explains the odd, funny, outrageous and touching origins of some of the holiday season’s biggest hits, including Deck the Halls, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, White Christmas, and many more! Some of these are…

My Brother is the Reason I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Have you ever noticed that people who have an older brother tend to have way better taste in music? I’m definitely one of those people. Growing up, my brother dragged me along with him to see bands like The Smiths, Violent Femmes, The Damned and Henry Rollins, and from…

The Koch Brothers are the Rot that is Eating Away at Our Nation

October 15, 2014 There’s a nasty strain of business today that calls itself capitalism and it’s really bad for you, bad for me, and bad for America. You might have heard about these two brothers, these two ne’er-do-wells, these two sinister creeps, named the Koch Brothers. They own Koch…

Make Your Vote Count

September 24, 2014 In this episode, Coco starts off discussing statutes and regulations that are made to be as unclear and convoluted as possible. That needs to change, and the way to do that is easier than you’d think; you need to VOTE. Voting is extremely important to the…

Are you asking the right questions to move your business forward?

PODCAST: In this episode of Coco Soodek Live, Coco talks about asking the right questions. We have been taught for so long that asking any questions at all makes us look weak or stupid. We need to get that idea out of our heads, and start realizing that we…

“Is it us, or is it them?” We’re all Just a Little Bit Racist

PODCAST: In the ongoing turmoil brought on by the fatal shooting of 19 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9th, Coco begs the question, “Is it us, or is it them?”

Many white people today are under the impression that racism is a thing of the past. That…

It’s Not Your Fault. Mental Illness is Real, it’s Painful and it’s Treatable.

PODCAST: In honor of Robin Williams, whose depression and anxiety drove him to his end this week, we hereby declare our full throated encouragement to go get yourself some help. Therapy – hard, bitter, sometimes triumphant talk therapy, coupled with the appropriate, conservative doses of prescribed drugs – should…

Monopoly Power is America’s Abusive Husband

There is a growing problem in this country with the lack of accountability and the growing acceptance of a fuck-you-I-got-mine mentality among a certain class of men. It’s almost like the husband with a wife and kids at home who spends cash on booze, drugs and women, then blames his wife…