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Sonja Hammer hosts this very special tribute episode of Stand Up Straight re-imagined for one night only as Stand Up and Squeam, and honours and pays respect to the very recent deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.


Sonja speaks on the phone to Pop Culture expert, author, and broadcaster Maria Lewis about the importance of Fisher and Reynolds on women in Hollywood and Fisher’s advocacy for Mental Health.

Contained withing this podcast are a number of interviews over the years with Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds from numerous television outlets, plus also two interviews that were done on air from JOY 949 in 2010 ( you can find those here and here).

R.I.P you true Brightest of Stars.

Actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher

Actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher

Return of the Jedi continuity polaroids

Return of the Jedi continuity polaroids


The shock of the news that the woman who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise passed away on Tuesday the 27th of December and suddenly the passing of her mother, iconic Hollywood screen legend Debbie Reynolds 24 hours later was a double whammy for geek and fans of the pair everywhere.


Above Pic Left to Right Carrie Fisher,Debbie Reynolds and Billie Lourd.

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

Mary FrancesDebbieReynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016)



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