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Welcome to my Podcast page. After working in radio for over ten years and EVERYONE telling me to start a Podcast, I decided maybe this time I should do the listening. For those who don’t know me, my name is Deanna Cruz and I am originally from the east coast. I moved out to the west coast in 2015 to host mornings in Seattle at KHTP, Hot 103.7 for two years. Before that I spent 8 years in the Providence market at WWKX, Hot 106 where I also hosted mornings, emceed local events and dabbled a little in TV as a regular entertainment contributor for WPRI-TV's The Rhode Show.  I wanted to create a Podcast where I could speak my mind, interview interesting people that I’ve met along my travels, and have some fun with my closest friends. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


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Hoppy Easter
Episode 27

Someone is egg-cited for Easter !!  Can you guess who?  The DCU Crew talks about their family traditions when it comes to Easter.  Deanna goes in depth about her Portuguese traditions including Momma Maria’s Sweet Bread.  Jeffster asks about the role of God Parents and Tech Tom loves vinegar.  What a Crew!  Happy Easter to all our peeps.


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Between The Sheets
Episode 26

The DCU Crew talks dating and relationships.  Is dating at the gym ever ok?  How do you hit up a past fling without sounding too desperate?  What's the weirdest thing that has happened to you when you were naked and between the sheets?  Come on you know you got a story too.  Listen now and don't forget to hit the follow button.  


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Birthday Bash
Episode 25

Deanna Cruz celebrated her birthday all weekend long with friends, drinks, and donuts.  The festivities kicked off on Opening Day for the Mariners who played the Boston Red Sox.  Who could resist?!  The celebration continued with some partying in Portland, OR.  Discovering a new city is always fun especially when it comes to new restaurants, wine tasting, donuts and strippers.  Hey it's Portland so why not!


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Baby Put Out My Fire
Episode 24

What works for you when it comes to meeting someone new?  Do you have a clever pick up line or do you just strike up a conversation?  In this episode the DCU Crew talks about what may or may not work for them.  Deanna likes to just give out her email.  Yup it's cruzdeanna@gmail.com.  Lol.  Give it a listen and this podcast might just set you on FIRE!


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Dateless In Seattle
Episode 23

How do you find love in the gloomy city of Seattle.  Does the Seattle Freeze really exist?  Somehow Tech Tom, Jeffster, Cindy and Deanna all found each other but what about the dating scene?  How do you date in a city so techy that no one looks up from their screen.  Does love exist in the greyest city of the Pacific Northwest? Ugh, it's been tough.  Hey are you single?  Than maybe you should give us a listen.


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Citizenship Test
Episode 22

A recent study concluded that 60% of American citizens would fail the U.S. Citizenship test.  In this episode we put Jeffster and Nurse Cindy to the test.  Do you think they have a good chance of passing?  We'll find out once Deanna can get them to stop talking about Ben Wa Balls, kegels, pelvic organ prolapse, and other randomness.  After listening take the test yourself and see if you can pass.  Click on the link below.

U.S. Citizenship test practice questions:  https://my.uscis.gov/en/prep/test/civics/view


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You Snooze, You Lose
Episode 21

It's a proven fact that we spend a third of our lives sleeping.  Sleep is essential for your physical and mental health.  It affects your quality of life and wellbeing.  Many people struggle with falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, and yup you guessed it SNORING!  Nurse Cindy is the busiest of the DCU Crew.  She is currently in the nursing program at UW and trying to juggle school, work, and a social life.  Sleeping is not at the top of her list.  Jeffster challenges her to download the 'Sleep Cycle App' to monitor her sleep paterns and quality of sleep.  Does it work?  But more importantly does she snore?  


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Relationships 101
Episode 20

Three friends get together and talk RELATIONSHIPS.  Questions like:  How long would you give your significant other to pop the question?  Is it ok if the person you are dating hates your friends?  Would you break up with them or break up with your friends?  When do you start showing your true colors in front of your girlfriend or boyfriend? When can you drop your guard?  The DCU Crew discusses it all in this episode of Relationship 101.


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The ‘D’
Episode 19

What happens when two radio personalities find themselves together in the same city?  They drink!  No, no, no.  They record a Podcast.  Deanna Cruz and Jackson worked together in the beginning of their radio careers at WFHN, Fun 107 in Fairhaven, MA.  It was behind the mic that their friendship began and the two have been inseparable since.  Distance might keep them apart but when these two get together it's all smiles and chuckles.  Jeffster joins in for the straight man's perspective while Jackson teases him about the SIZE of THE 'D'.


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Snowpocalypse
Episode 18

So. Much. SNOW!  This year has been the snowiest in Seattle in 50 years.  February's total is at 20.2 inches, the seventh snowiest month dating to 1895 and the fourth snowiest since records have been kept at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  We've called it Snowpocalypse 2019.  What's the norm?  1.7 inches for the month of February.  Yeah we've definitely surpased it.  The DCU Crew discusses how paralyzing the snow is in the city,  What a nightmare!  They dig it out and thaw it out in this episode of Deanna Cruz Unfiltered.  


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Grammy Talk
Episode 17

Before Deanna Cruz, Nurse Cindy, Jeffster and Tech Tom talk everything about The Grammy's they dive in to some of their personal stuff.  Nurse Cindy finally finds out what has been causing her allergic reactions.  Deanna goes off about the INCHES of snow on the East coast vs. the West.  Jeffster discusses the crippling effects of the snow with the Seattle shut down.  And how can we forget the Patriots?!! The DCU Crew will get you prepped for this Sunday's Grammy's.  From who is performing to new artists and their predictions as to who will take home the Record Of The Year.  The 61st Annual Grammy Awards airs Sunday, February 10 on CBS.


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Roadcast
Episode 16

Deanna Cruz and Jeffster take the Podcast on the road for the first ever Roadcast. Life gets busy sometimes but with three hours on the road they found a little time to record. The two take a trip to Eastern Washington to the Tri-Cities area. Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco watch out, these two are about to take over the city. Or at least try to. Learn about the Hanford Site, food in the eastern part of the state, and more discussion about what else....donuts!


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Donuts & Football
Episode 15

The Pats are going to the BIG GAME!  Now you're either saying f*ck yeah OR shaking your head.  Either way we made it.  In this episode obviously we talk about the best NFL team out there and Deanna Cruz has a confession for you.  We got more on the keto diet + sugar, talks about running marathons, and Deanna's Rewind.  Oh and how could we forget, the DCU Crew reminisces about things from their childhood that kids just wouldn't get these days.

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#MuteRKelly
Episode 14

In this episode we talk about the Lifetime docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly".  Many of us have watched it.  Many of us have our opinions about the allegations against the singer and some of us have stopped listening to his music.  Some radio stations have stopped playing his songs while daily streams of his songs more than double by the end of Lifetime's first broadcast.  Do you still listen to R. Kelly or have you #MutedRKelly too?


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Holiday Hangover
Episode 13

The DCU crew is reunited for the first official episode of 2019.  They discuss everything from airline beefs, movies on flights, Jeff's OCD, his packing anxiety AND binge worthy shows.  I mean have you done the #birdboxchallenge yet?  Oh and we can't forget Cindy's near death experience back in Florida.  Grab some donuts (we talk about those too) and enjoy!


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Vezzy In The House
Episode 12

Deanna Cruz was the co-host of the Rise And Grind Morning show in Providence, RI from 2011 - 2015 before moving to Seattle.  Her better half Vezzy Parmesan stayed behind another year and the two finally reunited over the holidays.  Vezzy is newly single and ready to mingle!  Deanna rather just find her swole mate at the gym.  Since the end of their show, what have these two been up to and will they ever work together in the future?  Listen to find out.


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Poles And Goals
Episode 11

We’re closing out 2018 with goals for the new year and figuring what ‘poles’ we need to explore.  The DCU crew talks about taking the Podcast on the road, broadcasting from Portland, and visiting strip clubs on the way. Get ya dollar bills ready, 2019 here we come!


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Santa-mental
Episode 10

Hold on for deer life, Christmas is here with the DCU Xmas Episode.  Deanna Cruz is a rebel without a Claus and ready to spread some Christmas cheer alongside Cindy, Jeffster, and Tech Tom.  Listen as they talk about their Christmas traditions from Miami to Kentucky to Portugal and Italy.  Gift giving comes to life with a little Secret Santa.  Did Deanna really give Cindy an 'Elf Help Book'.  You never know when it comes to the DCU Podcast.  Let's all remember to Sleigh All Day!


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Mama Wanna WHAT?
Episode 9

The ladies school Jeffster on SPANX and play the first edition of "Mama Wanna What?".  Play along and grab a bottle of Mama Wanna (this round was brought to you by the sweet liquor of St. Croix) or whatever your favorite drink is.  Take a shot every time we dive into some personal questions.  Sip or shoot but just remember to drink responsibly.


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Picking Up Post Thanksgiving
Episode 8

Time to pick up the pieces after Thanksgiving.  Can we finally put up the Christmas Tree?  Deanna Cruz, Nurse Cindy, and Jeffster talk everything from leftovers, Friendsgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and upgrades.  Why is it so difficult to upgrade your iPhone.  Seriously?!!  Apple Support to the rescue.


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Let’s Get ELFED Up
Episode 7

Oh deer!  Believe it or not Chrismas is here.  Forget the stress and let Santa Cruz do the rest.  Grab your eggnog or prosec-ho ho while Cindy and Jeff make Deanna say no-no-no.  Yule laugh out loud until Santa comes down or the wine makes you say whoa.  So don't say "bah humbug" quite yet, we'll help you get in the holiday spirit and maybe even inspire you to sing a Christmas carol or two.  What's on your Christmas List?  Oh come on we'll help you get Santa-mental this holiday season.  We're ready to make this a no-so silent night.  Let's get elfed up!


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#SWATWifeLife
Episode 6

She's a CrossFit Coach, a badass athlete, a loving super mom to two adorable kids, a friend, and a wife to a SWAT officer.  Coach Erin honestly makes it look easy.  How does she do it all?  How does she keep it all together?  But most importantly how does she stay positive knowing her husband is constantly in the line of fire.  If you think it's hard being a law enforcement officer, try being married to one.


Monogamy Or Polyamory?
Episode 5

What does it mean to be in a monogamous relationship versus a polyamorous one?  Would a polyamory relationship work for you?  In this episode Deanna Cruz and Tech Tom talk to Chris who has been a polyamorous for over 16 years.  Chris has been married for 5 years and dating two other people.  Are polyamorous just commitment phobes?  Does polyamory really work especially since we are all jealous by nature?  Or are we?  Chris clears up some misconceptions about polyamory, swingers, sex, and being in an open relationship.


The Keto Diet
Episode 4

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The ketogenic diet has increased its popularity significantly this past year.  A matter of fact I'm sure someone you know is trying to drop some pounds with this high fat, low carb, moderate amount of protein diet.  But is it safe and does it work?  Deanna Cruz talks to Nurse Cindy about her first hand experience with the Keto Diet and what results she has seen from it.  Tech Tom contributes to the conversation and the three address some of the misconceptions we may all have about this diet and other popular ones as well.  


Halloween SpookyCast
Episode 3

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Hey boo-tiful.  It's the spookiest time of the year so trick or treat yo'self.  In this episode Deanna Cruz has a little fun with Nurse TaTas and Crippled Jeff all while bearing a resting witch face.  They talk about the new trend for this spooktacular season, the most popular costume this year, and Oh MY Gourd - CANDY!  Have a little skele-fun and don't forget if you got it, haunt it.  Happy Haunting Ghoulfriend!


What’s Your Passion?
Episode 2

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Deanna Cruz sits down with her friends Nurse Cindy and Tech Tom to discuss how life can sometimes go in a direction you didn't necessarily plan.  The three talk about their passion in life, what makes them tick, and what it means to pursue your dreams.  But when life throws you a curveball do you give up on your passion?  Do you give up on your dreams?  Find out what they have to say.


Past, Present, Future
Episode 1

In this first 'official' episode Deanna Cruz opens up about working over ten years in the radio industry, where she's at now, and where she plans to be in the future.  You'll be surprised how much life has changed for Mz. Cruz after moving to Seattle to pursue her dreams.  She drags along her friends Jeff AKA Jeffster and Tech Tom for the ride.  Ok, ok let's be honest she didn't have to do much convincing.  Jeff and Tom gladly agreed to this adventure.  Take a listen and please leave your comments below.