Friday, October 19, 2018

Breeda Wool

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16005134" data-resource="episode_id=16005134" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Breeda Wool From Mr Mercedes" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Breeda Wool became the breakout star of Lifetime’s drama series Unreal playing “Faith,” a young woman from Mississippi who competes on a nationally televised dating show called Everlasting. Her character was so popular with the critics and fans, Lifetime created a digital spin off focusing on her character titled The Faith Diaries marking the network’s first-ever scripted digital short series. Wool’s other television credits include a starring role on Amazon’s web series Betas and guest starring roles on some of primetimes biggest series including Vice-Principals (HBO), The Affair(Showtime), Famous in Love (Freeform) and Midnight, Texas (NBC).
In the AT&T AUDIENCE Network series Mr. Mercedes, Brenda Wool co-stars as 'Lou Linklatter' who survives Brady’s vicious attack on her, but the road to recovery – both physically and emotionally – is not coming easily. Traumatized by the event, Lou struggles to move on, until Dr. Babineau (Jack Huston) offers her a chance to put her knowledge of Brady to good use. 
Season 2 takes place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s (Harry Treadaway) thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.
Mr. Mercedes is executive produced by Stephen King, Jack Bender (Game of Thrones) and David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies).

Lucas Bros

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16004916" data-resource="episode_id=16004916" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Lucas Brothers Beyond Law School" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



They look exactly alike.  They both attended law school.  Dropped it for comedy.  Our conversation gets real up close and personal by way of taking a selfie of today's environment and realizing how important of a role comedians have inside this don't you go there way of life.  We reach beyond the big city lights and tiny stages and travel and take in the reality of building jokes to mastering perfecting timing.  When asked if they'll ever run out of funny the Lucas Brothers calmly looked at each other and said, "There are billions of stories that need to be told.  Each of us need to get on the path and start sharing your journey.  There's a lot of comedy in all of our lives."

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nina Burleigh

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15994660" data-resource="episode_id=15994660" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Nina Burleigh Releases Golden Handcuffs" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Has any president in the history of the United States had a more fraught relationship with women than Donald Trump? His vulgar behavior speaks for itself: he flagrantly cheated on all three of his wives, brushed off multiple accusations of sexual assault, bought the silence of a porn star and a Playmate, and proclaimed his now-infamous seduction technique: "grab 'em by the pussy." How does he get away with this abhorrent behavior in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp? And what are the roots of this profound misogyny?
GOLDEN HANDCUFFS: The Secret History of Trump's Women (Gallery Books; on-sale October 16, 2018) by Nina Burleigh answers these questions by examining the six most important women in Donald Trump's life-his mother and grandmother, his three wives, and his first-born daughter. The book grew out of a Newsweek cover story in which Burleigh assessed the influence of the Trump wives and daughter Ivanka-in their poses, pageant shows, modeling careers, brands, and businesses-on The Donald, but more broadly on American women. Months later, Burleigh published an article on the Trump's women's preferred shoe-the stiletto pump-which netted her more personal hate mail than she's ever received in her journalistic career. Burleigh also examines the other women in Trump's orbit-his two older sisters; his often-overlooked younger daughter, Tiffany; his female staffers; and those he calls "liars"-the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Donald Trump's maternal grandmother was a widowed mother of three who took her late husband's nest egg and started the Trump Organization--investing, building, borrowing, and building again, a cycle of debt and creation that became the hallmark of the company. While Donald Trump claims his mother came to New York on a holiday, papers show she listed her occupation as "domestic." Her first job in America was as a maid inside the Carnegie Mansion, working for Andrew Carnegie's widow-an experience that initiated a love of ostentatious wealth, which her son Donald inherited.
Burleigh takes an even closer look at Trump's relationships with his wives as well as his daughter, Ivanka:
On Ivana: Burleigh details how Ivana went from wife to business woman and how Donald felt it ruined their marriage. Donald repeated that many times over the years, "advising men that putting their wives to work was a bad idea and earning the loathing of feminist America, itself a badge of honor among his political base." Post-Donald, "Ivana embraced the Trump brand and styled herself after Donald's ideal femme-primped, stilettoed, bejeweled, peroxided, bustiered, like a mistress, not a wife. She also styled herself as a mini-Donald, with her yacht, her younger men, and her voracious embraces of capitalism and 'deals.'"
On Marla Maples: "Her marriage to Donald lasted exactly three years, four months, and twelve days before she herself was fired."
On Melania: "She was a malleable goddess, gorgeous and silent, trained to be looked at, the perfect accessory as Donald sailed into his sixties. She understood the rules, and she played by them. But when he ran for president, and she had to teeter on stage not just to pose in her four-inch Manolo Blahniks, but stand on them and speak, he broke the rules. She did not sign up to become the First Lady of the United States of America."
On Ivanka: "The amount and kind of plastic surgery she underwent as a teenager and young woman is a matter of pure speculation, since she denies it. But Donald's very specific, Playboy bunny/porn star ideal of big-boobed and sanitized female beauty, plus the example of her own mother's increasingly dramatic efforts to stave off natural aging, must have left a mark on the young woman's self-image." "Ivanka has worked hard crafting an image of herself as a subtler, calmer version of the man, a female 'entrepreneur' who has learned by careful study how to 'negotiate the best deals' and who dreams as big as the Manhattan skyline. And with her father in the White House, she is his female alter ego, as angered by the slights and as certain of her rectitude and instincts as he is."
Burleigh also looks at the women closest to Donald Trump during the campaign and how they helped his presidential run - from Melania who appealed to Christian evangelicals and toxically masculine men fed up with female power, "the Silent Partner, gliding like a Barbie doll that God's hand moved around beside or behind the candidate"-to Ivanka, ".polite, reasonable, groomed, and respectful, and blond-if Trump was such a misogynistic ogre, how could he possibly have spawned a daughter like that, who so obviously loved and supported him.Here was a white woman who worked, like so many women did, and who was a parent, just like us."
GOLDEN HANDCUFFS is a revealing, comprehensive, and proæ´‹ocative exploration of how Trump's upbringing by his mother and grandmother informed his relation毗hips with his wives and daughters, which in turn have shaped his attitudes toward women in general. It is a book much needed in our current political climate, shining a new and shocking light on the current President of the United States.

Tony Harris

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15994077" data-resource="episode_id=15994077" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Tony Harris From Scene Of The Crime On Investigation Discovery" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



For more than 30 years, Emmy®-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and TV news anchor Tony Harris has reported on senseless and vicious acts of violence. Now, in the weekly newsmagazine series "Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris" - which returns for its second season on Investigation Discovery -- Tony once again ventures deep into small-town America to reveal the deeper stories behind the crimes that shook communities. "Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris" delivers personal accounts from victims, loved ones, and even the culprits themselves as Tony peels back the layers on what motivates some of our nation's most horrific acts of violence.

On June 14, Tony Harris can discuss some of the stories covered in the new series, as well as the news of the day and the latest political news stories.

Emmy Award®-winner Tony Harris is a news anchor, television correspondent, and filmmaker, who most recently served as an anchor at Al Jazeera America. Previously, Harris anchored CNN Newsroom with Tony Harris for CNN and was a member of the teams that earned CNN George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the British petroleum oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami. 
 

Lou Berney

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15992775" data-resource="episode_id=15992775" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Lou Berney Releases November Road" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




In NOVEMBER ROAD, New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello orchestrates the Kennedy assassination. Several different conspiracy theories are intriguing, but Berney thinks the Marcello theory is the most plausible. Marcello, the most powerful and dangerous mob boss in America at the time, stayed out of the headlines, kept a low profile, and – unlike contemporaries such as Sam Giancana – lived to a ripe old age before he died of natural causes. A sign in his office said: Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

A time of turmoil and uncertainty: 2018 or 1963?
• In 1963 profound change was beginning to ripple across the country: Civil Rights, women’s rights, international relations and the threat of nuclear war. The Kennedy assassination crystallized for Americans the sense that they faced the unnerving prospect of an unknowable future.
• The assassination of the President, and her own reaction to it, motivates Charlotte to leave her husband and head to California. As a woman in 1963, she faced obstacles that women had traditionally faced, but also recognized an opportunity to change her life. Author Lou Berney’s mother found herself in a similar situation at the time, before he was born. He always wondered “what if” she had chosen a different path.
• America in post-war ‘50s and early ‘60s has often been depicted as idyllic, peaceful, and prosperous. This was not necessarily the case for significant segments of the population. Theodore, the young African-American man hired by the hitman to drive him, represents how pervasive racial inequality was at the time, and how members of marginalized communities lived under very difficult rules, with very different prospects.
• Frank Guidry grows up very poor in rural Louisiana, and like Theodore he’s swept up into a life of crime because he has few good options.Widespread poverty in the 1950s and 1960s was one of America’s dirty secrets, one that was largely ignored by mainstream popular culture.
NOVEMBER ROAD has been called “an American classic” and “a deeply American novel.” What about this novel makes is so American?
• The story of America is about changing WHERE you are in order to change WHO you are. The Puritans crossed the ocean. The pioneers headed west. NOVEMBER ROAD is a classic American road trip. The characters have to leave behind their pasts and hit the road in order to find a new future.
• The journey to a new land, in the American story, has always been filled with not only promise but also real danger. That’s something Berney tried to represent in NOVEMBER ROAD. Opportunity has a price and success (or even survival) is not a foregone conclusion.

The novel is set in an iconic period and the theme of change is throughout the novel.  But how everything changed, not just the President, but how that one event changed a nation and ordinary people decided to take different roads.  As you’ll see in this Publishers Weekly interview, change is a big theme in the novel.  Can people really change?  What inspires change? And what happens when change is thrust upon someone?

Jon Gries and Daniel Stessen

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15992576" data-resource="episode_id=15992576" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Jon Gries Daniel Stessen From Dream Corp LLC" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


DREAM CORP LLC is a workplace comedy series set in a neglected Dream Therapy facility. Each week a new patient is treated and occasionally cured by absent minded dream therapist Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries) and his unremarkable staff. Season 2 welcomes a new staff member, as well as a new character built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
New patients include Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Craig Robinson (The Office), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Natalie Morales (Battle of the Sexes), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead), Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live), Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror), Maria Bamford (Arrested Development) and Billy Baldwin (The Purge TV Series), among others.
DREAM CORP LLC is an original series that combines a live-action workplace reality with a rotoscope animated dream world. It’s created, directed and executive produced by Daniel Stessen. The Emmy-nominated® television and film director, writer, and artist is a native of Syracuse, NY.
Jon Gries stars as Dr. Roberts. The veteran actor has appeared in many classic films, including Real Genius, Monster Squad, Running Scared, and the Taken trilogy. He was nominated for a Spirit Award for his portrayal of Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite. His TV credits include regular turns in Lost and The Pretender.Gries directed the film Pickin & Grinnin.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Jedediah Bila

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15975810" data-resource="episode_id=15975810" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Jedediah Bila Releases #Do Not Disturb" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Have you ever looked at your email, then texts, then Facebook, then Twitter, then email, then Instagram, then back to texts, then Snapchat, then email again, and now you've spent countless hours staring at your phone?
In #DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life (Harper; on sale October 9th; Hardcover $26.99), television host and commentator Jedediah Bila shares intimate stories chronicling the ups and downs of her tumultuous journey through our tech-polluted world. The story of how she reclaimed a real life in these virtual times by stepping back from the whirlwind of texting, social media, and an endless sea of apps is sure to resonate with readers everywhere.
A few years ago, Bila found herself in the grip of Obsessive Compulsive Tech Disorder, a diagnosis she may have made up, but one that we've all felt. From being completely panic-stricken when she left her phone in a taxi, to missing real-life moments on Ferris wheels and boardwalks, to an ex-boyfriend who was living a completely separate dark life in his cell phone, Bila realized her dependency on technology was out of control. The addiction was happening all around her, and what it was doing to people wasn't good. She set out to explore why it was happening and how to regain control of the ballooning tech in our lives.

In this timely, entertaining, and inspiring book, Bila questions how our relationships, character, and sanity have suffered from our deep dive into the digital abyss. Exploring the toll that tech addiction took on her life, Bila shares her missteps and mistakes and reveals how she managed to navigate away from an unhealthy, overactive relationship with technology to let her unplugged, real-life moments take charge. Through her trademark no-nonsense and accountability-centered approach, #DoNotDisturb shows even the most tech-dependent among us how to put down the device and focus on the life right in front of us.