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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 159: "Barking - 1 Star Review"

Review That Review with Chelsey & Trey
Episode 159: "Barking - 1 Star Review"


*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!

[00:00:00] CHELSEY DONN: Goldie? Goldie! No barking, quiet, or you're going to go in the crate. You want to go in the crate? Crate? Three, two, one. Can you hear her?

[00:00:21] THEME SONG: Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!


[00:00:50] CHELSEY DONN: Hello?

[00:00:52] TREY GERRALD: hello and welcome to Review That Review. We are the podcast that is dedicated to reviewing

[00:01:00] CHELSEY DONN: Reviews!

[00:01:02] TREY GERRALD: That's Chelsey Donn!

[00:01:03] CHELSEY DONN: And that's Trey Gerrald,

[00:01:05] TREY GERRALD: But when we come together on this very podcast, just call us!

[00:01:09] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens,

[00:01:13] CHELSEY DONN: won't you please?

[00:01:14] TREY GERRALD: Today we are celebrating a very special day that is coming in just a few mere days away. Chelsey, I did just text you a little video.

[00:01:22] CHELSEY DONN: You did?

[00:01:23] TREY GERRALD: I would love for you to watch it as I play the sound. No!

[00:01:30] CHELSEY DONN: Thank God Goldie can't hear this.

[00:01:41] TREY GERRALD: It's mouth.

[00:01:46] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my God.

[00:01:48] TREY GERRALD: It's Chelsey's birthday episode. Oh

[00:01:52] CHELSEY DONN: Wow, Trey. I love that. That's so sweet. Thank you, Trey.

[00:01:58] TREY GERRALD: so you might be wondering why I chose Dogs Barking, the

[00:02:03] CHELSEY DONN: I wonder why. I maybe I have a little experience in that. I think we both do.

[00:02:08] TREY GERRALD: I just want you to know. There's an inherent shade that is not intended. This has nothing to do with Goldie Barking.

[00:02:15] CHELSEY DONN: that's fine. I mean, you have barking dogs.

[00:02:17] TREY GERRALD: yes, yeah, obviously I get it. So the reason is because, I don't know if you've ever been to this website, but I went to a website called ChelseyDonn. com.

[00:02:25] CHELSEY DONN: No, you

[00:02:26] TREY GERRALD: Have you ever been there?

[00:02:27] CHELSEY DONN: Trey, you didn't.

[00:02:28] TREY GERRALD: you ever been

[00:02:29] CHELSEY DONN: You didn't go to my website.

[00:02:31] TREY GERRALD: I went to your website and

[00:02:32] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, no. Okay.

[00:02:34] TREY GERRALD: section and I read a little bit about you in this podcast and then it was like if you want an extensive list of my credits click on my resume so I looked at your resume and I was reading through I was like oh wow she's worked all these really incredible places she's worked with really incredible talented people and I like kept reading and then at the very bottom there's a little section called special skills you and you talk about how you've done staged combat and talk about how you can do brooklynese and you can do jersey and then it also says um one of your special skills is barking

[00:03:02] CHELSEY DONN: this is true.

[00:03:03] TREY GERRALD: and i don't know that that's ever come up before so

[00:03:07] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my God, Trey.

[00:03:08] TREY GERRALD: time we talked about on the after show that you did have like uh adam sandler impression

[00:03:14] CHELSEY DONN: And I did it on the after show.

[00:03:15] TREY GERRALD: so i just thought wow it's so interesting she has barking as a special skill so you

[00:03:20] CHELSEY DONN: good at it. Yeah.

[00:03:21] TREY GERRALD: I figured I could maybe ask you right now in honor of your birthday, or if it's, you know, if, if you want me to do some barking, I could do that too for your birthday, but I don't list it as a special skill.

[00:03:31] TREY GERRALD: So I was just curious. What?

[00:03:33] CHELSEY DONN: Okay. So quickly, I went to Strasburg. You know, for four years at NYU, and there's this exercise called the animal exercise, where basically first you embody an animal, then you make the sound of the animal, and then you turn the sound of the animal into like a way of speaking, and then you turn a way of speaking, maybe, and the physicality into a character, and the idea behind this is like, Al Pacino and all these famous actors have used this, and like, this famous scene, he was a pigeon, and then like, when you know that, you can see it, and it's very cool, so we were doing this, Exercise, and I decided to be my dog that I grew up with, Maggie.

[00:04:11] CHELSEY DONN: Cause you know, I knew her the best. They were like, okay, now vocalize. And they started doing this bark and everybody in the class like turned around and was like, where's the dog? Where's there's a dog here. There's a dog in the

[00:04:22] TREY GERRALD: Oh my God.

[00:04:22] CHELSEY DONN: Everybody was like convinced that. And that was how I learned that I have this special skill.

[00:04:26] CHELSEY DONN: And weirdly it's like come in handy. Cause I've done, I do a lot of, I read a lot of screen directions or stage directions for live readings. Just cause friends like when I do it and sometimes it calls for barking and so I get to do this. As part of it, and I've like stolen the show. I'm that person that's like upstaged the reading because everyone's like, Oh my God, you're Bark.

[00:04:46] CHELSEY DONN: So I'm really talking it up, but do you want to hear it? I mean, it's it's

[00:04:49] TREY GERRALD: I do. What is the breed of Maggie?

[00:04:52] CHELSEY DONN: Maggie's Maltese. I'm like a pretty breed specific. I've always had Maltese. All right, here we go. I don't want to blow out the mic and I'm definitely going to make Goldie bark, but here we go. I hate, I don't want to look at myself while I do it and I'm like terrified this is going to be on YouTube, but I'll tell a

[00:05:06] TREY GERRALD: You can turn sideways or whatever,

[00:05:07] CHELSEY DONN: about that in the after show. Here we go.

[00:05:09] TREY GERRALD: again,

[00:05:10] CHELSEY DONN: I don't know. I wanted to get too far from the mic.

[00:05:12] TREY GERRALD: Oh, it's the red lemon

[00:05:19] CHELSEY DONN: Is it good? Is it good?

[00:05:35] TREY GERRALD: soup thing! It's so aggressive, like, I put way aggressive! Really good!

[00:05:42] CHELSEY DONN: Thank you. Yeah, it's just so funny. I have to tell a funny story about it. Remind me later on Patreon to tell you a story about a time when my friend Jess and I went in for this audition for like to be YouTube personalities and I'll leave it at that. Um, we didn't get the job. But anyway, I'll talk about that more in the after show.

[00:06:02] CHELSEY DONN: But yeah, Thank you for taking the time to look at my website and you would be surprised people do ask me to do it and I will bark on command.

[00:06:12] TREY GERRALD: Oh my god, that is so good. Well, I'm so glad that I found that. I just was looking out of curiosity for any nugget for today, and golly gee, I found

[00:06:21] CHELSEY DONN: I didn't even see that coming. So thank you. That was so fun.

[00:06:25] TREY GERRALD: I implore every listener, go to ChelseyDonn. com, look at that resume,

[00:06:29] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, please. Yes. Hire her. Thanks,

[00:06:32] TREY GERRALD: But, Chelsey, I do want to ask you on your birthday episode, is there anything that you need to

[00:06:37] VOICEOVER: Lodge a complaint,

[00:06:39] TREY GERRALD: about

[00:06:39] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my god. Uh, I hope I'm never this person. I'd really try not to be. But anyway, I want to lodge a complaint today about Story stealers. I was going to like lodge into a whole bit, but you know, when you're, and I hope I don't do this. I know we have a podcast and it happens naturally. And I recognize that I could be guilty, but you know, when you're telling a story about something, especially if it's like something important or not even a story, like you're telling, like, I want to share this thing with you.

[00:07:06] CHELSEY DONN: And then the other person just like, yeah, oh my God, me too. Me too. This time this happened and it doesn't even have anything to fucking do with your story. And now like. It's just I've lost the momentum and the mojo now I'm like listening to you and now I'm kind of judging you because I'm like I can't trust you to be a Listening ear for me.

[00:07:25] CHELSEY DONN: I also had a therapist one time That used to tell me a lot of stories and it was amazing because at the end of it, it would be like, and this is how I dealt with it. And this is how you're going to deal with it. And you're going to be fine that I love. I had another therapist that I would be like, and then I got stung by a bee.

[00:07:42] CHELSEY DONN: And it was just like this whole thing. My day was just, I was like an Alexander, no good, very bad day. And she'll be like, Oh my God, this one time. I was at a picnic and my friend Sarah got stung by a bee. We actually ended up in the hospital because we didn't know she was allergic to bees. And I'm like, dude, like, we're on my time right now.

[00:08:00] CHELSEY DONN: I don't care about your friend Sarah. Like, if there's like a reason why you're telling me the story, then I'm all ears. But if you're just talking out of turn, I really make it a goal of mine to try to listen more and to not do that. And I'm not saying I get it perfect, but I do think it's an important reminder for all of us.

[00:08:20] CHELSEY DONN: To listen and maybe try not to make it about ourselves because I think you can learn more about people and about humanity and your relationships can grow if you don't always interject.

[00:08:31] TREY GERRALD: It's funny because I feel like innately this segment of the show and also Royal Highness, we are validating each other. So we always do contribute how it lands with us personally,

[00:08:45] CHELSEY DONN: and we built that into it like we, we used to do too and now we're like, we'll just share.

[00:08:50] TREY GERRALD: But it feels very different when you're in the wild. Your point about it taking the air out of the propelling nature of like, I have this really good story, and you're like, Hey, Carol, calm down.

[00:09:03] TREY GERRALD: That's a really good complaint,

[00:09:05] CHELSEY DONN: Thank you.

[00:09:06] TREY GERRALD: me, and it is something that it's challenging to sort of call it out in person.

[00:09:11] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah. Anyway, lodging that complaint. I felt like we hadn't done it before, which is rare. Thanks for listening.

[00:09:18] TREY GERRALD: Let's sage that out, because Chelsey, Boy, oh boy.

[00:09:22] CHELSEY DONN: Okay.

[00:09:23] TREY GERRALD: fun venture today in honor

[00:09:24] CHELSEY DONN: Yay, aww, yay,

[00:09:26] TREY GERRALD: Are you ready to review an online review?

[00:09:29] CHELSEY DONN: I've never been more ready in my life.

[00:09:31] TREY GERRALD: Let's do it.

[00:09:33] VOICEOVER: Review That Review,

[00:09:37] CHELSEY DONN: As your trusty Review Queens, we bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:09:44] TREY GERRALD: We read you a review, we break it down together, and rate the impact of that review on a scale from zero to five crowns. It's a very regal process that Chelsey and I call.

[00:09:54] VOICEOVER: Assess That Kvetch,

[00:09:58] CHELSEY DONN: sleeve? I gotta know. What have you brought in today?

[00:10:01] TREY GERRALD: All right, so this is actually coming in the mail to you. It's just, um, delayed a little bit, so you

[00:10:07] CHELSEY DONN: unless that was the doorbell that was making Goldie go ballistic at the top of the show.

[00:10:12] TREY GERRALD: which is ironic, but no, because I see

[00:10:14] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, that is ironic.

[00:10:16] TREY GERRALD: It doesn't say that it was delivered. All right, well, you might know where this is going, but in honor of your very special skill today, Chelsey, I need your input here, because we are going to be rating and reviewing a one star Amazon review for Barking! The sound of a Language by Turrid RGAs. It's a book and Turrid, RGAs is like a very renowned, like behavioralist like dog trainer who is like very much not about anything that's adverse to the animal. So this is the little like. synopsis on the back of the book. Barking is natural, and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other, as well as with humans.

[00:11:04] TREY GERRALD: In this book, author Turrid Rugas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine calming signals, turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior.

[00:11:17] CHELSEY DONN: Wow, Trey, if I could read this book and it would help me manage Goldie's barking behavior in a positive way, I know we're about to read a one star review, so I don't know if I'm getting too ahead of myself, but

[00:11:28] TREY GERRALD: Well, I did buy it for you.

[00:11:29] CHELSEY DONN: best birthday gift fucking ever. I mean, I do have to read a book, so there's that, but

[00:11:36] TREY GERRALD: And I just, again, I'm going to clarify. It sounds like this could be passive aggressive shading. It's not. It's because your special skill is barking, which led me down this path.

[00:11:45] CHELSEY DONN: I don't think it's shady, cause I know that, that

[00:11:48] TREY GERRALD: my dog's barked too, yes.

[00:11:50] CHELSEY DONN: yeah, yeah, I know that your dogs bark, and I don't take it that way,

[00:11:54] TREY GERRALD: So we're today going to read this one star amazon review by reviewer J, like the letter E, J E.

[00:12:02] CHELSEY DONN: J. E.,

[00:12:03] TREY GERRALD: So this was written in 2015, verified purchase, one star review, and their subject is outstanding. All right, here we go. Just an excellent book. I am a lover of German shepherds, and I have always had puppies and trained them in obedience, taking them through obedience titles.

[00:12:28] TREY GERRALD: Then last year, I quote unquote rescued a, and I'm going to read this how it is, 21 slash 2 year old male shepherd and this was a new experience as I inherited some quote unquote problems, dash, one of which was excessive barking, along with aggressiveness towards other dogs. I read quote unquote calming signals first and really leaned a lot.

[00:13:01] TREY GERRALD: Which is helping me with the aggressiveness issues. I was so pleased with that book I purchased quote unquote barking and that has been an Inspiration. The lessons I have learned have had an immediate help with the barking problems I had never really understood that barking is a quote unquote Language and that my dog was trying to tell me something.

[00:13:29] TREY GERRALD: I had also not really recognized that the different types of barking were telling me different things. I was able to determine that I have primarily a quote unquote watch dog, and the author advice to assist with this type of barking definitely works. I just look him in the eye and tell him very quietly that I have heard his message and that it is, quote unquote, safe.

[00:13:57] TREY GERRALD: Dash, telling him I have the situation under control. His response is immediate, Dash. He stops barking. I have been trying to resolve this issue for six months on my own, and I believe I finally have this issue resolved. Many thanks to the author, whose knowledge and understanding of dogs is impressive, kind, and humane. So what's the obvious first statement here?

[00:14:29] CHELSEY DONN: ugh, like why did you accidentally click one star, you just completely ruined your review, like this could have been a Review Queen review if this was a five star review, it's so frustrating, ugh,

[00:14:44] TREY GERRALD: you because J. E. also includes a photo of their beautiful baby German Shepherd.

[00:14:51] CHELSEY DONN: so annoying, like, spoiler alert, the crowning is going to be really affected by this misstep. I think maybe we need to sort of throw that out the window temporarily

[00:15:04] TREY GERRALD: To talk about

[00:15:04] CHELSEY DONN: to talk about the review, and then we can maybe circle back to that on impact.

[00:15:09] TREY GERRALD: Yeah.

[00:15:10] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, there's a lot of valuable new and unique information about this.

[00:15:13] CHELSEY DONN: I think this is a really good teaser of the book because it's giving me a little piece of training, which I really appreciate. Obviously, I've been gifted the book, so I'm excited to read it. Please God, like help me out here. So I think that it does a really good job of providing value without taking away the need for To still read the book.

[00:15:35] TREY GERRALD: Yes, there is something that's very queenly about saying, you know, the advice that the author is giving really does assist with that. Rather than saying, alright, chapter one tells you to do this, this, like, they're not undermining the book, they're like saying, the things that are inside of it really do help, so

[00:15:52] CHELSEY DONN: Right.

[00:15:52] TREY GERRALD: they're not giving it away, which I

[00:15:54] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, and they're and they're also plugging one of the

[00:15:58] TREY GERRALD: The other books, right,

[00:15:59] CHELSEY DONN: books. Do you think that 21 2 is like 21 months? It's like,

[00:16:05] TREY GERRALD: I think it's two and a half year old.

[00:16:07] CHELSEY DONN: oh, Okay. Oh, probably.

[00:16:10] TREY GERRALD: Right, because you would already have developed really bad habits in the two and a half years that you would have to like train out. That makes sense.

[00:16:15] CHELSEY DONN: makes sense. Okay, cool.

[00:16:16] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, that's what I think. But it really confused me the very first time I read it because I was like, wait, is it a 21 year old dog?

[00:16:23] TREY GERRALD: And then I was like, wait, that's a long.

[00:16:24] CHELSEY DONN: that would be a yeah, no, two and a half makes sense. I was like 21 months cuz that's like a little shy of two years,

[00:16:30] TREY GERRALD: Now, what do you think about JE's experience of having claimed obedience titles? Like, does this like best

[00:16:38] CHELSEY DONN: I was wondering about that like exactly I was wondering about that like do you I wrote down like dog show like is that like

[00:16:45] TREY GERRALD: I think

[00:16:45] CHELSEY DONN: category

[00:16:47] TREY GERRALD: Like, how do you get titles? You have to be in something that gives

[00:16:50] CHELSEY DONN: the word titles makes it seem like it's sort of like a best of show thing which I think brings even more value to the review because it's like I'm professional and it also makes you feel better as a like a reader because they're like as a professional who's like won awards to do this even I love it.

[00:17:10] TREY GERRALD: mm hmm.

[00:17:10] CHELSEY DONN: was unable to train my dog. So if you're dealing with this problem, just know that it's not you and that some dogs are just barkers and you have to figure out, you know, decode what's going on in order to be able to fix it. So I really liked that because I think it was like non judgmental and leaves the reader feeling like, okay, maybe I can do this, but also like I'm getting this advice from an expert.

[00:17:32] CHELSEY DONN: The spelling and grammar seems like it was pretty good throughout except for leaned, which I'm assuming was supposed to be learned.

[00:17:40] TREY GERRALD: yeah, and then the, the space is in the wrong place for the two and a half or twenty one

[00:17:46] CHELSEY DONN: Right. I should have been slash.

[00:17:49] TREY GERRALD: Lots of quotes, lots of dashes. They're very intentional, which is why leaned sticks out and also why the star

[00:17:58] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my god. So glaring. I know. So that's where I mean with this again with truthful shady. It's unintentionally shady because we're negatively impacting the overall.

[00:18:10] TREY GERRALD: Well, let me share, because maybe this will help us. 32 people have found it helpful. It's like the most interacted with review. On Amazon. So how is it helpful? Cause I guess you get that it's meant to be five.

[00:18:24] CHELSEY DONN: that's what's so, yes, I guess you get that's what's so upsetting about it. That's what I mean. If this is a five star review, it would be extremely helpful.

[00:18:31] TREY GERRALD: But you know what, me, my experience was, let me look at the one stars, cause I want to see people saying, this is bullshit, it didn't work, so maybe it's actually more queenly to leave, because I was

[00:18:46] CHELSEY DONN: What was the overall?

[00:18:48] TREY GERRALD: 6 out of 5, and there are 679 global ratings.

[00:18:53] CHELSEY DONN: OK.

[00:18:54] TREY GERRALD: 74 percent of them are 5 star. 2 percent are 1 star.

[00:18:57] CHELSEY DONN: I mean, maybe this is too much, but what if J. E. were responsible for taking this from a 4. 7 to a 4. 6?

[00:19:04] TREY GERRALD: They probably are.

[00:19:05] CHELSEY DONN: That's like really upsetting for the company. Because, you know, I think for me, a 4. 7 is almost a slam dunk on Amazon. A 4. 6, I'm, it's probably a slam dunk, but I'm still gonna want to read the one star reviews just to see, like, did we get some,

[00:19:23] TREY GERRALD: Right. Right, but that's what I'm saying. You then go and look, and it's a really good review. I don't think it's intentional. I do think they just clicked the wrong star or something. Oh, did you want to take this opportunity to practice?

[00:19:36] CHELSEY DONN: I did, she stopped, I gave her a direct eye contact,

[00:19:39] TREY GERRALD: Did you speak very quietly and say,

[00:19:42] CHELSEY DONN: just spoke in my mind,

[00:19:43] TREY GERRALD: Oh, well you have to do what the book says.

[00:19:46] CHELSEY DONN: Well, it worked. So

[00:19:48] TREY GERRALD: the eye and tell him quietly, I need to hear you do

[00:19:50] CHELSEY DONN: I told her so quietly that she didn't even need to hear it.

[00:19:54] TREY GERRALD: Oh, okay. It's your

[00:19:56] CHELSEY DONN: Anyway, it's my birthday. Like, you know, I just think that that's a, we have to talk about that because I do think it's extremely useful. I do think there was a lot of intention, ironically, put into the review itself.

[00:20:09] CHELSEY DONN: So for there to be this oversight that could negatively impact the sales of this product, sorry to be so dramatic,

[00:20:15] TREY GERRALD: But it, you're

[00:20:15] CHELSEY DONN: you know, it does, That's sort of unintentionally shady, which is, which is unfortunate.

[00:20:22] TREY GERRALD: If there's ever an episode that we don't need her to be quiet, it's this one.

[00:20:25] CHELSEY DONN: I know, I know. Okay, so moving along to common, fluky, typical,

[00:20:32] TREY GERRALD: I think in all of these type of products, and especially this book, it's like, can you 100 percent guarantee that you can stop an animal from doing the thing that it does? I don't know. Um, but that's gonna be across the board.

[00:20:42] CHELSEY DONN: I think it's common probably if you're willing to put in the work. I think a lot of people get these kind of books and then like expect to just be able to have it sit on the shelf and their dogs are gonna stop barking. Whereas clearly JE Based on their background and historical experience is someone that is willing to put in the research.

[00:21:01] CHELSEY DONN: So I think if you're like Jay and you're willing to put in the research that you will probably get a positive result.

[00:21:09] TREY GERRALD: I would think so too, and the epiphany that JE experienced as someone who like is an expert, I think that might be typical too, like, there is value here. And the humor, entertainment, I think like we talked about, it's not very entertaining, but it is drawing me in, like there, especially because it's listed under the wrong star, but I'm like very, I'm very much like attached to every word, I'm like, yes,

[00:21:33] CHELSEY DONN: Paying attention. And then the impact, I mean, like, I think that the impact of this review was like, if this is the one star review, I'm probably clicking buy because if I'm like fishing around for the one stars to get something that's not good and I find this, which again, that's the small cynical part of me that's like, is this coerced?

[00:21:52] CHELSEY DONN: I think it's going to make me click buy, which is usually the opposite of a one star.

[00:21:58] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, and I did send you the photo of the dog.

[00:22:01] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, okay. Let's see it.

[00:22:02] TREY GERRALD: How old do you think this dog is?

[00:22:04] CHELSEY DONN: Cute.

[00:22:05] TREY GERRALD: Well, we don't know, but last year

[00:22:07] CHELSEY DONN: and a half years old. It looks like it's a very sweet dog.

[00:22:11] TREY GERRALD: not a 21 year old dog.

[00:22:12] CHELSEY DONN: Definitely not. Looks very fresh and sprightly.

[00:22:15] TREY GERRALD: All right, I could crown. How do you

[00:22:16] CHELSEY DONN: I can crown. Let's, uh, I can crown. Let's go into this.

[00:22:20] VOICEOVER: The Queens are tabulating, Total Score,

[00:22:28] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, I'm holding up two and a half crowns. Trey is holding up three and a half crowns. I really struggled with this crowning. This was really hard for me just because I think it's an excellent review and under other circumstances I would have probably crowned it a four or four and a half even. I But because of the miscalculation and because I just know as a peruser of reviews how much these one star reviews do in fact impact that overall rating, I couldn't give Jay more than two and a half crowns.

[00:22:56] CHELSEY DONN: Two and a half crowns for the information surprise, I guess, but had to take away half the crowns just for the miscalculation. So why did you go with three and a half?

[00:23:05] TREY GERRALD: My reasoning is kind of the same here. I feel like I want it. I think it's like a four star, except you've put it in the wrong spot. So I am sort of like, well, but I also think it's funny to include a picture of the dog because the dog, there's no, like, there's no reason to include the picture, but it's a very cute dog.

[00:23:21] TREY GERRALD: And that makes me feel happy. I appreciate that they self identify as an expert. So that makes me trust them. It's just very confusing. It's like an error. And I don't know if you, I mean, I think you, you can do. You can revise reviews. And this was written in 2015. Amazon does let you do that. So, I don't know what's going on.

[00:23:38] TREY GERRALD: What's that?

[00:23:39] CHELSEY DONN: they clearly don't, didn't realize that they made the problem, I guess, made the error, I guess, because it's a verified purchase, right?

[00:23:45] TREY GERRALD: It is. But, I bought it for you, so it's on the way to you. So, three and a half.

[00:23:50] CHELSEY DONN: Love that.

[00:23:52] TREY GERRALD: Well, Chelsey, we have reached the most regal portion of our show, even though the whole show has been very regal, because it is celebrating you. But, we're at the point where I'm going to ask you, who are you inducting today? Four?

[00:24:05] VOICEOVER: My Royal Highness. It's

[00:24:10] CHELSEY DONN: and I'm gonna nominate just podcasters in general. And I just want to talk about this briefly because I never had any respect, truthfully, for people that had podcasts. I feel like I was someone who really took it for granted. If I listened to a podcast, if I didn't listen to a podcast, whether or not you had a podcast, it's sort of become like that new eye rolly thing of like, I have a podcast, which I hate.

[00:24:36] CHELSEY DONN: Like, I hate when you're like at a party and people are like, what are you doing? And then you tell them that you have a podcast and they're like, Oh, okay. The reality is it takes a tremendous amount of work to produce these shows. So much heart goes into, you know, every single show that's produced that you have the pleasure of listening to, that I have the pleasure of listening to, obviously, including this show that Trey and I self produce and create for you.

[00:25:01] CHELSEY DONN: So I just want to take a moment to send a little love to my fellow podcast creators and say, I see you, I respect you, I get it, I get it now, being on the other side of it, and I think that We, I guess, are all deserving of this nomination. So podcasters, podcast community, podcast listeners, podcast advocates, people that, you know, understand the art, people like you, our listeners that support it.

[00:25:31] CHELSEY DONN: Thank you guys so much. And I see you. I love you. You are my Royal Highness.

[00:25:38] TREY GERRALD: I mean, concur, fully, absolutely, we hear you,

[00:25:43] CHELSEY DONN: We hear you.

[00:25:45] TREY GERRALD: Alright, well, we did a queen, that is another round, very special round, on the R U A R Q Ferris Wheel of Birth, ARF! Oh

[00:25:54] CHELSEY DONN: not our.

[00:25:54] TREY GERRALD: god, oh my god, it's so

[00:25:59] CHELSEY DONN: you for joining us today. Thank you for spending my birthday with me. What a special way to get an early start on the celebration. I really, really appreciate it. Thank you, Trey, for being the best co host partner ever. And if you like what you heard today, please tell a friend or even tell your dog friend quietly though.

[00:26:18] TREY GERRALD: And if you did not like what you heard, tell an enemy,

[00:26:22] CHELSEY DONN: We're your dog enemy.

[00:26:23] TREY GERRALD: tell an enemy quietly that it is safe to listen to this show.

[00:26:29] CHELSEY DONN: Yes, please. Okay, on this week's After Show Pod, we are going to be rating and reviewing a three star review from good old Amazon for, are you ready? I think that you told me that your mom used this product and I told you it still existed. It's the Conair Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover Battery Operated Portable Fabric Shaver in white.

[00:26:59] TREY GERRALD: Oh my god, I'm so excited!

[00:27:00] CHELSEY DONN: Yes, it's still around, Queen.

[00:27:02] TREY GERRALD: I can't wait to see what it is for Shed.

[00:27:09] CHELSEY DONN: It's rare that we have a balls joke type review where I want more. I want more balls, but I do.

[00:27:17] TREY GERRALD: I agree with that.

[00:27:20] CHELSEY DONN: I also can't wait to see why this was shed.

[00:27:24] TREY GERRALD: Shed!

[00:27:24] CHELSEY DONN: Yes! Yay.

[00:27:26] TREY GERRALD: Well, happy birthday, Chelsey.

[00:27:28] CHELSEY DONN: Thank you.

[00:27:29] TREY GERRALD: And queens, please remember as we celebrate Chelsey this week to

[00:27:34] CHELSEY DONN: Ignore the haters, ignore the podcast haters, ignore all the haters out there, because you, my dear, are a queen.

[00:27:42] TREY GERRALD: gender non specific queen.

[00:27:44] CHELSEY DONN: Of course. Bye!

[00:27:51] TREY GERRALD: That one sounds like you.

[00:27:53] CHELSEY DONN: I know. That's my favorite part.

[00:28:10] VOICEOVER: Sign up directly on Apple Podcast to hear our weekly members only after show unlock additional benefits when you become a Patreon slash patreon. Follow us on all the socials at the review queens and join our mailing Arc vetch line is open 24 7 at 1 8 5 0 review zero.

[00:28:30] VOICEOVER: Don't be a ogana. Call the kvetch line today.

[00:28:35] TREY GERRALD: This is my best attempt.

[00:28:36] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, yeah.

[00:28:47] TREY GERRALD: that

[00:28:47] CHELSEY DONN: Very good, Trey. Excellent. I don't know if it's, I think you could put it on the resume. Why don't we add it? Why not?

[00:28:53] TREY GERRALD: I need to do a little more study.

[00:28:55] CHELSEY DONN: We could do a little more

[00:28:55] TREY GERRALD: I gotta channel my childhood dog, Sandy.

[00:28:58] CHELSEY DONN: That's right. I think that's really the key for me is like, I have to first think about the dog, take on their energy and then, then bark. So maybe like, Yeah, that would be my recommendation.

[00:29:11] TREY GERRALD: I really felt that from you. You're like Meryl Streep for dogs.

[00:29:15] CHELSEY DONN: Ah, gotta be Meryl Streep or something, so why not?

[00:29:19] TREY GERRALD: We just do one less bark.

[00:29:21] CHELSEY DONN: One more, okay, I, okay. Oh, and then I gotta tell the story in the after show, okay.

[00:29:30] TREY GERRALD: It's like slightly like a scream.

[00:29:33] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, it's

[00:29:34] TREY GERRALD: Like it's in that part of the voice where it's like, like you could be in a horror movie.

[00:29:39] CHELSEY DONN: Uh huh,

[00:29:42] TREY GERRALD: It's really spectacular, Chelsey.

[00:29:44] CHELSEY DONN: thank you.

[00:29:45] TREY GERRALD: I think it should be first on your special skills. I'm just gonna leave it with that.

[00:29:48] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, sure, I'll make that change right away on ChelseyDonn. com.

[00:29:53] TREY GERRALD: See you there, Queens. Bye!

Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.



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