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21 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Bob Kittell: The Memory Maestro…and Then Some
Learning how to memorize changed Bob Kittell’s life. With it, this now speaker/ author/teacher was able to ace grad school after promising himself to never return to school because he had so much trouble with it. When his teachers saw this turn-around in him, they asked him to teach it to their other students. This in turn boosted his confidence so much that he felt like he was unstoppable, almost fearless. And that, in turn, freed him to take so many more risks in his life that he travelled further than he would ever have believed possible. His book,The Memory Maestro, shows how he used memorization to improve his life in so many ways. With so many books out there on how to memorize, why should you read his? Because his isn’t just about how to memorize things. It’s partly a memoire that shows you some ways to use that ability to dramatically improve your own life. And that’s what this interview is about.
18 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Clent Moore and Sweet Afton
The title, Sweet Afton, comes from Irish poet Robert Browning’s lyrical poem. The theme in the book is how calming the poem is, starting with a man reading it to his wife to ease her pain. This book has nothing but great reviews. It’s the story of a man born with a silver spoon – but raised without a sense of entitlement – and how he almost loses it all, and his journey to keep his family. If you know Georgia, you’ll recognize Tybee Island, Savannah, and other places. Clent – yes, not Clint – Moore always wanted to write an adventure novel, so he did. But it was also therapy for him. Listen to him talk about it.
20 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
BOB CLENDENIN: The Creepy Creepy Dude and the Giant Nose
This is our second visit with the ever-entertaining Bob Clendenin, the guy you don't know, but when you see his picture, you go, "Oh, yeah, that guy!" On his first visit, we did not get a chance to talk about his adventures as a giant nose. And we talked a lot more about improv and discovered he is a woodworker and makes a mean Adirondack chair! Enjoy another fun, funny, and oh so interesting 20-ish minutes. And if you haven't heard the first interview yet, click here.
19 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
Jewish Museum of Maryland: Harry Houdini and Lots of Other Stories You Didn't Know Where Jewish
I talked with the Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland. They're featuring a Harry Houdini show right now. Marvin and I talk about the prodound impact of Jewish American history on American History. Did you know The Three Stooges were Jewish? How about Superman and Stan Lee? Or Dr. Jonas Salk, inverntor of the polio vaccine. Or Spartacus himself and one of the first cross-dressing movie characters, Tony Curtis (nee. Bernie Schwartz) And did you know Marvin himself thought the only job you could have in a museum was guard? Interesting stories!
61 minutes | May 6, 2018
Lisa Lindhal and her Amazing, World-Altering Underwear!
Lisa Lindahl created the sports bra because she needed one. I get it. I used to run with my arms folded across my chest before her invention. Along with Title 9, which came along at the same time, the sports bra is considered to have contributed greatly to rise to prominence of women athletes. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said of it: “The introduction of the sports bra did more than improve athletes' performances. It represented a revolution in ready-to-wear clothing, and for many women athletes, past, present, and future, it actually made sports possible.” And yes, the first one was made from two jock straps. It looked something like the picture on the left. For obvious reasons, Lisa wanted to call it the jockbra. But the word jock had connotations then that it doesn't have now, so she had to change it to — yes, you guessed it: the jogbra. She's got a book out now, called Beauty as Action: The Way of True Beauty and How its Practice Can Change Our World. Click here to listen to the 20-minute edit. Click here for the blog post.
64 minutes | May 6, 2018
Bob Clendenin: The Full 60_minute Interview
Bob Clendenin is one of those actors who, when you see him, you go, “Hmm… Why does his face look familiar? He’s the creepy dude. In his recurring role on the TV show Scrubs, another character tells Bob’s, “You are hands down the most disturbing man I’ve ever met in my life.” Yep, Bob has made a living by being weird. Or sad, like Emmett Kelly’s clown. Bob has been featured on 10 Items or Less and an improvised Western series called Quick Draw. He became a regular on Cougar Town, with Courtney Cox. And he’s had guest appearances in too many more tv shows to mention here. Same thing with movies. And commercials… Capable of looking downright normal when he chooses to, he does Shakespeare and dramatic roles, too. He was one of seven actors in 1996 to start Circle X Theater in Los Angeles, a theater that is still winning awards and critical acclaim today. For a 20-minute edit of this show, click here.
21 minutes | Apr 29, 2018
Bob Clendenin: You know you've seen that face somewhere before…
Bob Clendenin is one of those actors who, when you see him, you go, “Hmm… Why does his face look familiar? He’s the creepy dude. In his recurring role on the TV show Scrubs, another character tells Bob’s, “You are hands down the most disturbing man I’ve ever met in my life.” Yep, Bob has made a living by being weird. Or sad, like Emmett Kelly’s clown. Bob has been featured on 10 Items or Less and an improvised Western series called Quick Draw. He became a regular on Cougar Town, with Courtney Cox. And he’s had guest appearances in too many more tv shows to mention here. Same thing with movies. And commercials… … Capable of looking downright normal when he chooses to, he does Shakespeare and dramatic roles, too. He was one of seven actors in 1996 to start Circle X Theater in Los Angeles, a theater that is still winning awards and critical acclaim today. For the full 60–minute interview, click here.
20 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
Lisa Lindahl and the Underwear That Changed the World!
Lisa Lindahl created the sports bra because she needed one. I get it. I used to run with my arms folded across my chest before her invention. Along with Title 9, which came along at the same time, the sports bra is considered to have contributed greatly to rise to prominence of women athletes. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said of it: “The introduction of the sports bra did more than improve athletes' performances. It represented a revolution in ready-to-wear clothing, and for many women athletes, past, present, and future, it actually made sports possible.” And yes, the first one was made from two jock straps. It looked something like the picture on the left. For obvious reasons, Lisa wanted to call it the jockbra. But the word jock had connotations then that it doesn't have now, so she had to change it to — yes, you guessed it: the jogbra. She's got a book out now, called Beauty as Action: The Way of True Beauty and How its Practice Can Change Our World. Click here for the full 61-minute interview, which includes her work with the Epilepsy Foundation. Click here for the blog post.
21 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Local Boy Does Good: Aaron Marcus, successful Baltimore actor, model, teach, and author
This was a fun one for me because Aaron and I went to school together. And he was always the one behind the scenes. All of a sudden, he's a successful commercial model (not fashion or runway) and actor. Aaron has arecurring rold on House of Cards and has appeared in nearly every other TV show that's filmed here in Baltimore, as well as many, many others around the country. He has done thousands of print ads, written 2 books about the industry, and he teaches seminars around the world. Here he talks with us about the business of acting. Click here for the full 76-minute interview. Facebook Website Website Mentoring Twitter IMDb firstname.lastname@example.org
18 minutes | Jun 19, 2017
That Girl Who Sings the National Anthem.
She's been singing the national anthem at college and minor league ball games since she was in high school. And just recently, she got to sing with her idol, Josh Groban, and be on the cast recording of his new show, the Tony award winning Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. How cool is that!
22 minutes | May 31, 2017
Kukuwa Fitness – Move your Boombsey
Dance is the newest fitness trend, but you've never seen one like this! Kukuwa Fitness with Move Your Boombsie (yes, it's exactly what you think it is) burns 1,000 an hour! Yes! And more than that, anyone can do it. Whatever your age or your fitness level, If yo move easily or you have troubel moving, if you have tricky knees or back problems, whatever. You can do this. And love it!
13 minutes | May 27, 2017
Henry, the RoboTherapy Cat
This is the story of Henry, a being committed to helping the sick, bringing joy to the loney, and engaging those with alzheimer's or other forms of dementia so they can communicate. Henry is a therapy cat, and we've known for a logn time that therapy animals can work wonders for those with any kind of emotional or mental challenge. Henry is quite willing to sit comfortably in the patient's lap, letting her stroke him, talk to him. If you stroke him enough, he'll roll over onto this back os you can rub his belly. If you stop stroking him, he's likely to meow. The twist here is, Henry's not real! He's a robot. From a distance, you could mistake him for real, and he has the weight of a real cat as he sits in your lap. These animals were created to help those who have trouble engaging with the outside world. In many ways, Henry is as effective as any live therapy pet, but you never have to feed him or clean his litter box. And no vet bills! Listen to Henry's story, as told my Heather Kennedy, the Director of Community Life at Glen Meadows Retirement in Glen Arm, MD, a part of the greater Baltimore area. Listen to his story.
14 minutes | May 18, 2017
The Eric Energy Show – Cool, Fun Science for Kids!
What kid could resist the chance to make their own slime? Or their fog. Or laser light show. Or… Eric Krupkin, aka Eric Energy, introduces the WOW factor of science for kids. They get to see how science is a part of their everyday lives. Like what moves the trees? Or how to you make a bubbling potion straight out of Hogwarts? Listen to get a glimpse of how he gets the kids to go, "WOW!"
21 minutes | Mar 24, 2017
Baltimore's Own Otterbeins Cookies: In Its 5th Generation!
Most family owned and run businesses don't make it past the 3rd generation, but Otterbein's Cookies is thriving and Generation 5 is getting ready to take over. These are a holiday tradition in Baltimore. Otterbeins makes cookies using the original recipes they broughtover from Germany and it's still selling like crazy. They started out as a full bakery, selling everything your average bakery sells. But then grocery stores started selling them and the corner bakery just couldn't compete. So, how did Otterbeins survive? And how has their business lasted so long? What are their small business secrets? And just how good are these cookies, anyway?
16 minutes | Mar 6, 2017
Anne Taintor: Irreverant Takes on Motherhood and Social Conventions
If you've ever been in an airport news stand, kitchen store, or anyploace that sells magnets, you've seen Anne's work. She cut ads out of old women's magazines and attached captions that you can really see those picture postcard perfect women thinking behind the painted-on smiles, shirtwaists, and pearls. She's more high-tech now, but it's the same idea. She started at craft fairs with wooden pins and thought magnets were the stupidest idea in the world! She's an empire now, still poking fun at domestic stereotypes.
19 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
Aaron Young – Why You HAVE to Incorporate, Even if You're Not a Business Owner
The tax benefits of incorporation are much more extensive than you have any idea. In fact, corporations are one of the secrets of how the rich get richer. And just about anyone can do it! And for business owners, incorporation protects the owner by separating her from her business. But you have to do it exactly right, which is almost impossible to do on your own. Aaron Young is CEO of Laughlin USA, which forms corporate entities for just about any business – incorporation, sure, but also LLC and other things. To be 100% compliant – and nothing less will keep the corporate veil in place to protect the owner – is really, really complicated and, as Aaron tells us, almost schizophrenic! This is a very important show if you are a small business owner. And it's fun, too.
29 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
The Father of UGGs, Brian Smith
Brian's the man behind UGGs, the sheepskin footwear phenomenon. And you have no idea how amazing resource sheepskin really is! It keeps your feet really warm in the winter, sure, but it also keeps them cool in the summer! Put 'em on soaking wet feet and they'll be dry in minutes, it's incredibly durable. It won't even tear.* Know how to clean them? Well, Brian takes his in the shower with him. Brian also talks about some of his other businesses and his book, You Can't Give Birth to Adults. It's about the growth stages of a business. You're gonna love this podcast! *All this true of genuine sheepskin, the original UGGs. Knock-offs are not usually real sheepskin. Not all UGGs are now, either.
19 minutes | Dec 28, 2015
Creating a Book, Cover to Cover, Inside and Out
Adina Ferguson, Ian Anderson, and Tyler Mendelsohn are recent grads from University of Baltimore's Creative and Publishing MFA program talk about the experience of not just writing, but doing every part of the process except the printing. Their thesis was a book. They wrote it, designed both sides of both covers, how the pages would look, what paper or stock to use, even marketed them. Now they can look at that book and say, "I did this!" They talk about that process and give us some great marketing tips.
58 minutes | Dec 21, 2015
The Best Fun/Weird Holiday Music Ever!
Happy Holidays! Every year at this time I play a show of really off-beat holiday music. I had intended to re-record it this year since I have better audio software now, but my microphone had different ideas. Still, this show is a lot of fun. The first one is the a capella group Straight No Chaser's The 12 Days of Christmas. If you haven't heard it, ya gotta. There are other songs from that same group, but lots of others as well. Manheim Steamroller is one, and there's a Hawaiian version. That one may only be funny to me, though, since I lived there and get all the references, but it's an interesting twist on a song that really needs interesting twists. Enjoy!
54 minutes | Dec 14, 2015
America's Integrity Expert, Dr. David Gruder
Integrity is not just about keeping your word. There is integrity within yourself, as well as within your relationships, both personal and community-wide. Dr. David Gruder is "America's Integrity Expert." He is a clinical & organizational psychologist who brings the best of psychology to business, the best of entrepreneurship to professionals, and the best of both to social change & governance. An award-winning author and highly sought-after speaker, David coaches corporations and individuals the collaborations skills required to create sustainable productivity, profitability & job satisfaction. Simply put, if you want a work environment where everyone - top to bottom - enjoys their work and feels fulfilled personally and professionally, talk to David. Happy employees ultimately leads to growth.
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