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49 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
A Mouth Full of Dietitian
Jackie London is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN), an author, and the former head of Nutrition & Wellness for Weight Watchers, these are just some of her titles. We spoke about a number of aspects of personal health and nutrition. Given her extensive background, she shared her knowledge on ways we can improve our health by small changes to what we eat. We spoke about some of the “fad” and restrictive dieting methods. Check out her social media contacts for more information at: Website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
55 minutes | May 20, 2022
Pink Poodle and Sonic
Marlene Sharp hails from the entertainment town of New Orleans. After college, she wanted a change of pace, so she headed out west to LA, for a different kind of entertainment. In the time she has spent building her resume, she has held several positions in the gaming and video industries. She has worked for Sega of America in a number of production capacities, most notably developing SONIC the Hedgehog from a game to an animated series and movies. She is currently the head of Pink Poodle Productions and the Head of IP Strategy and Acquisitions for Rainshine Entertainment. We chatted about her path into the entertainment industry and some of the wide array of jobs involved in making movies. You can follow all of her adventures through her Linktree.
47 minutes | May 6, 2022
Stick to the Script
Geoffrey D. Calhoun is an award-winning screenwriter. When not writing his own original scripts, he is a sought-after consultant and re-writer. He also enjoys teaching newer writers how to sharpen their skills in storytelling. Through his seminars, his book, and his podcast, he explores all elements of narrative storytelling to help writers create pitch-ready scripts. Tune in to hear about his experiences in the industry and some nuggets of knowledge he has to share.
46 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Mastering the Hustle
Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. Through his personal experiences, he has amassed a nuanced knowledge of how to properly navigate the side hustle. He shares his ideas and thoughts on his website, his podcast, in his TED talk, in his books. He thrives on helping people better understand the “Side Hustle” and how to help choose the right for them. The “gig economy” is growing exponentially and people are looking for ways to become more financially stable. Nick has some wise words to share.
41 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Kicking and Screaming
Melanie Gibson is a martial artist and an author among her many titles. She has been to some dark places, as many of us have. She shares her journey from her “madness” in her book, “Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts. She wants to use her experiences and the methods she employed to get to a better, healthier place to help others. We spoke about the slow deteriorating stigma that envelopes many aspects of mental health, the struggles many have with finding adequate help, and some less conventional ways to help course-correct to a better, happier person. Check out her link tree for all the ways to follow and see what she is up to, including her long-running blog (Littleblackbelt) and her podcast, Movie Pain or Pleasure?
45 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Dan Henk is a talented, multi-medium artist. Raised under a conservative roof, he grew into a punk rockin’ tattoo artist. His well-traveled life has provided him with a wealth of experiences and traumas that come with being human. Dan is a survivor of many obstacles including cycling accidents, being stabbed, and brain cancer. Dan is a painter, an illustrator, a tattoo artist, an author, and much more. Find his various works on his IG, Twitter, or his Website.
45 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
This one time, at Band Camp...
David Fishof is a walking example of a self-made success story. From the Catskills to Los Angeles and around the world, he has been the guy behind the scenes. He is an entertainment architect that knows how to put together not just a show, but all-out tours. He revived groups like the Monkees and the Association with sensational tours. He has represented athletes as an agent on the side of being a music promoter. He is not just there for the musicians, he is a life changer. He founded the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy camp where everyday musicians get to work with and learn from their favorite musicians. Icons of rock from Roger Daltrey and Alice Cooper to Kiss and the Eagles to Vernon Reid and Slash, these masters of their instruments share stories and techniques while changing lives forever.
50 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Speed and Comfort
Ezra Dyer is a writer for Hearst Publications covering automotive news. A career that began as a humorist for The Improper Bostonian has transformed into a career of traveling and test driving a broad spectrum of vehicles. Covering everything from supercars, like Bugattis, to daily commuters like Dodge Caravans, to midnight cannonball-esque drives to Florida, to clandestine meetings with other writers to discuss the newest models. Check out Ezra’s work for Car & Driver and follow his adventures in writing and driving @EzraDyer on Twitter and Instagram.
46 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
The Highs and Lows of it all
Capt. Travis Rosbach has experienced a lot of highs and lows, as a pilot, as a divemaster, and in life. His journey has been long and full of trial by fire. While he has lived in a nomadic style, it has provided him with many opportunities to innovate. Climbing exposed a “problem” and frustration manifested into a tangible solution, the creation of the Hydro-Flask. His newest venture, the Tumalo Group, where he uses his trial and error to help others realize their dreams. Follow his next big adventure on Instagram or contact him on LinkedIn.
56 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
The Author Guy
Christopher Moore is a New York Times best-selling author. He writes stories that blend mystery, satire, adventure, comedy, and a little horror in a unique and extremely entertaining way. He has penned and released 18 titles since 1992, which include five different series full of hilarity and intrigue. We talked about his childhood, radio DJing, scuba diving, and writing. His latest book, Razzmatazz, is due to be released in May 2022, is a follow-up to Noir. His books are available on Amazon and are where books are sold. Check out his website ChrisMoore.com and follow him on Twitter at @TheAuthorGuy.
45 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Fly her to the Moon
Harriet Hunt is a 2-time NASA intern who is working to complete her Aerospace Engineering degree. Recipient of the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship, she has had her hands, and mind, on a number of space-related projects. Whether she is working with astronauts or engineers, helping build the next lunar EVA device, or calculating fuel consumption for the Mars entry vehicle, she is sure to have a smile on her face. With a combination of “I’ll show you” and a passion for science, she is pursuing the stars in a number of ways. Currently, she is interning at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Follow her journey around the globe and into outer space on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.
37 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
This episode I spoke with Pamela Esposito. Pam started T.E.A.L. with her sister about 13 years ago. T.E.A.L. or Tell Every Amazing Lady is an organization that informs, supports, and educates people who are impacted in one way or another by Ovarian Cancer. T.E.A.L. offers many support services to people fighting cancer, their families and caretakers, and the survivors. One of Pam’s goals is to make sure every woman is aware of this type of cancer and knows what to look for so it can be detected early. TEAL strives to raise money for expanding their reach and services, and for the continued advancement of medical research in diagnostics and treatments for ovarian cancer. To learn more or see how you can help in your area, visit: www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org.
72 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
A bartender walks onto a podcast, part 2
Have you ever wondered what the difference between a bartender and a mixologist is? Are they not the same thing? What is this trendy thing “craft” bartending? Enter Adam Brogan, or “Boots” as he affectionately referred, a world-renowned, award-winning bartender. Raised in the pubs of London, he fell in love with the proper craic of a drinking establishment. Now, he writes about and trains people in the beautiful artistry that is bartending. There is so much more to being a bartender than simply serving a beverage, he dives into the details about the tips and tricks he has learned over the years serving around the world. Enjoy Part 2 of our chat and find out more about Adam on his website, and his social media spots on facebook, instagram, twitter, and youtube.
63 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
A bartender walks onto a podcast, part 1
Have you ever wondered what the difference between a bartender and a mixologist is? Are they not the same thing? What is this trendy thing “craft” bartending? Enter Adam Brogan, or “Boots” as he affectionately referred, a world-renowned, award-winning bartender. Raised in the pubs of London, he fell in love with the proper craic of a drinking establishment. Now, he writes about and trains people in the beautiful artistry that is bartending. There is so much more to being a bartender than simply serving a beverage, he dives into the details about the tips and tricks he has learned over the years serving around the world. Enjoy Part 1 of our chat and find out more about Adam on his website, and his social media spots on facebook, instagram, twitter, and youtube.
62 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Up in Smoke
This episode’s conversation was with the iconic Tommy Chong: entertainer, entrepreneur, storyteller. From his early days as a musician to meeting his iconic comedy partner, Tommy has lived a life full of entertainment. We spoke about music, comedy, movies, and his advocacy. He reminisced about being a part of Motown and befriending other icons like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Willie Nelson. For more about what he is up to these days visit his website, TommyChong.com.
55 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Order in the Court
In this episode, we dove into the United States Supreme Court with Professor Stephen Wermiel. Prof. Wermiel is a professor of law and the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. His career has revolved around the court and its inner workings for more than 40 years. We spoke about the origins of the court and its function. We also discussed the notion of expanding the court and some of the staple cases that are still relevant today.
48 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
This episode’s guest was Captain Paul Watson. From swimming with beavers as a kid to founding two of the most influential conservation and environmental supporting groups, Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd. We spoke about his life at sea, rising through the ranks until he became a captain of his own ship and eventual fleet. Navigating the world in hopes to educate the masses about the importance of caring for and supporting all the sea life on the planet. He was named Time Magazine's Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century for his work to save the planet.
44 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
This episode’s guest is Steve Shwartz. Mr. Shwartz is an expert in artificial intelligence. We spoke about the history, many of the various sub-topics, and possible uses of AI. We parsed out facts from fiction and whether or not AI will take over humanity. Follow him on Twitter here. You can also look out for his new book here.
53 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
This episode was a first for the show, with multiple guests. We spoke with Justin Handlin and Austin Sargent from Crit Academy. The crew from Crit Academy are more than creators and gamers, they are extremely passionate about tabletop gaming. We talked about Dungeon and Dragons while sharing personal perspectives on the game. We discussed their multiple projects and resources from their content publishing to their podcast and more. Sit back and let your mind wander into the realm where your imagination can be the greatest escape from reality.
49 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Lane Rasberry, as his name shows, is a very colorful person with a mission. From Texas to Seattle, to India and back, he is on a quest to better the lives of those in need. We chatted about being a kid in rural Texas to a college student in not-so rural Seattle, editing for Wikipedia, his life goals, and a lot of ways to help a broad spectrum of people. Follow him on his blog or on Twitter.
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