Just Talking It Up



Penetrating insightful commentary/opinion regarding current world events. Energetic banter with regular hosts Janet & Crash, as well as occasional guests. Always fun . . . always informative . . . always RIGHT. Just Talking It Up is updated weekly.


  • Just Talking It Up 145: JTIU Cruisin'

    01/05/2015 Duration: 32min

    Janet and Ross discuss Janet's recent cruise, and what all she experienced as well as a review of the cruise line she used.  This is a very interesting and informative episode, and we encourage you to listen and tell your friends!  Just Talking It Up is brought to you by Big Brains Media, LLC.    

  • Just Talking It Up 144: Blazed Out

    21/04/2015 Duration: 25min

    Ross and Janet are back!  On this week's episode of JTIU, our hosts discuss several issues - including the termination of UAB football.  Just how much money is required to maintain a competitive football program at the FBS level?  Do we spend too much money on college sports?  Listen in and find out what Janet and Ross have to say about these issues.  Thanks for listening and tell your friends!

  • Just Talking It Up 143: Scandal Buffett

    21/04/2015 Duration: 36min

    Ross and Janet return for a new episode of JTIU... and discuss current issues including the Chuck Hagel situation and the Bill Cosby scandal.  Be sure and tune in and tell your friends!  Thanks for listening.  Just Talking It Up is brought to you by Big Brains Media, LLC.

  • Just Talking It Up 142: Paranoia vs Common Sense

    08/01/2015 Duration: 37min

    Janet and Ross return to JTIU for an ALL NEW episode!  This week, our hosts talk about how paranoid our society can be - have we taken things too far?  Where do we draw the line?  Many, many topics are tackled in this new episode of JTIU... listen and tell your friends!

  • Just Talking It Up 141: Sex Education

    08/01/2015 Duration: 29min

    Janet and Ross return for another episode of JTIU... on this week's episode our hosts discuss issues of inappropriate teacher/student relationships, how they affect the media, students, and our perception of educators.  

  • Just Talking It Up 140: Goin' Postal

    08/01/2015 Duration: 32min

    Janet and Ross return for a new episode of JTIU... this week's topic?  Nutty people going nuts!  Whether it's stress, mental illness, or a combination of issues, people are committing violent acts in a seemingly worse fashion.  Ross and Janet provide their input.

  • Just Talking It Up 139: Ferguson Gone Mad

    18/09/2014 Duration: 27min

    Ross and Janet return for a new JTIU - this week - the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, and what our nation's leaders are doing about it.  What should we make of this incident in Missouri?  Who's right and who is wrong?  What other notable events can we compare this to and make comparisons?  Ross and Janet give their valuable insight on this new episode of Just Talking It Up!

  • Just Talking It Up 138: Ebola: The New Polio?

    18/08/2014 Duration: 33min

    Ross and Janet discuss the current Ebola crisis in Africa, and the sick individuals who were brought to America earlier this month.  What do we have to expect as Americans?  How many Americans could get sick?  Also, what does this mean in the international community?  Listen to this week's JTIU and find out!

  • Just Talking it up 137: What’s the deal with Israel?

    03/08/2014 Duration: 34min

    Ross and Janet discuss the current tense situation in Israel between the Israeli Army and Gaza Strip, and the implications for the rest of the world.  What exactly is going on in the Middle East?  How are Jewish and Muslim individuals reacting to this situation in America?  Ross and Janet discuss the terrorist group Hamas, and their activities and operations against Jews in Israel, and give their insight on what should be done.  Be sure and listen to this new, and very important new episode, of JTIU!

  • Just Talking It Up 136: Impeachment and Alabama politics

    03/08/2014 Duration: 32min

    On this week's show, Ross and Janet examine contemporary issues concerning impeachment and several local candidates running for office in the State of Alabama.  The hosts discuss political elections and activists like the defeat of Paul Demarco by Gary Palmer, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Bill Whittle.  What is the appropriate manner for a political figure to run a campaign?  Should it be negative or positive?  Listen to this week's JTIU to find out!    

  • Just Talking It Up 135: Hobby Lobby Wins?

    14/07/2014 Duration: 32min

    Janet and Ross discuss this week the recently decided Supreme Court ruling concerning the retail giant Hobby Lobby and the requirements for them to provide birth control for their employees.  What do Janet and Ross think about the ruling?  Where do we draw the line on where the government stands and funds birth control?   Also, how exactly is birth control defined?  Listen this week to find out the insight of our hosts on this topic!

  • Just Talking It Up 134: Redskins… Do you have skins in the games?

    14/07/2014 Duration: 32min

    Janet and Ross discuss the current controversy surrounding the NFL's Washington Redskins, and the possible name change.  Why is "Redskins" offensive?  Does it offend Ross and Janet, and who else does it offend - if anyone at all?  Listen to this week's show to find out!   Thanks for listening to Just Talking It Up!

  • Just Talking It Up 133: Tip Me

    14/07/2014 Duration: 26min

    Janet and Ross discuss tipping - and how it varies among restaurants and among different countries.  Both hosts discuss their experiences in various restaurants and locations.  Why do we tip?   How much do you tip?  Listen this week!

  • Just Talking It Up 132: Gary Palmer

    13/05/2014 Duration: 49min

    In this week's show, we welcome our guest, Alabama District 6 candidate as a Republican for the House of Representatives, Gary Palmer.  Ross and Janet ask quite a few questions on his positions and his platform and we have a great show on tap this week.  Join us!

  • Just Talking It Up 131: Politically Incorrect - What is it?

    06/05/2014 Duration: 32min

    Ross and Janet return for a new episode of JTIU.  This week, our hosts discuss the concept of political correctness and how it applies to contemporary, modern culture.  Also, how does the Church play into this?  Numerous current events are tackled and discussed this week, along with much much more!  Thanks for listening!

  • Just Talking It Up 130: Bullies and Bullying

    30/04/2014 Duration: 32min

    Janet and Ross are back with a new episode of JTIU.  This week's our hosts discuss the issue of bullying in schools and how to deal with it.  How do parents help a child who has been bullied?  What about the children doing the bullying?  Be sure and tune in for Ross and Janet's insight.  Ross also discusses the movie "Indescribable" that is about a family who travels the world and interviews people in jails and various walks of life - and tries to determine the importance of family life.  Also, Janet talks about the new private message app called "Yik Yak" and the concerns about bullying.  All this and much, much more in this newest episode!  

  • Just Talking It Up 129: Hobby Lobby to Dribbling

    07/04/2014 Duration: 30min

    Ross and Janet return for a new episode of JTIU!  On this week's episode the hosts tackle:* The Hobby Lobby case in the Supreme Court and it's consequences on other businesses. *A background of Hobby Lobby and the type of business it runs. *  Ross and Janet discuss the sport of basketball and how the rules have changed over the years, including the 3-point shot.   Listen today and tell your friends!

  • Just Talking It Up 128: From Boeing To Roosters

    30/03/2014 Duration: 29min

    Janet and Ross return with another edition of JTIU.  This week, the discussion mainly focuses on the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines Jet somewhere in the Indian Ocean.  Where did it go?  Did it crash?  Also Janet and Ross turn their discussion to historical comparisons to the crash and the parallels between them.  Be sure and listen and tell your friends! 

  • Just Talking It Up 127: This and That

    30/03/2014 Duration: 30min

    Join Janet and Ross for another new exciting episode of JTIU!  This week's episode discusses Sarah Palin, CPAC, President Obama, and other current events.   You don't want to miss this new episode!  JTIU is brought to you by Big Brains Media, LLC.

  • Just Talking It Up 126: The Oscar Goes To... Putin!

    13/03/2014 Duration: 33min

    Ross and Janet return this week with another new episode of Just Talking It Up.  On tap this week is the brewing conflict in the Ukraine, the Oscar presentations, and how Obama and Putin, as world leaders, are responding to the conflict in Eastern Europe.  You won't want to miss this episode!  Be sure and tune in and tell your friends!

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