Monday, September 17, 2018

Simon McDermott

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15737104" data-resource="episode_id=15737104" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="light" 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" data-cover="https://d3wo5wojvuv7l.cloudfront.net/images.spreaker.com/original/325f8caa96d7192082edb5f0dc272e0c.jpg">Listen to "Simon McDermott Releases Songaminute Man" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Music makes the world better! Eighty-year-old Ted McDermott, a lifelong musician, enjoyed a long career as an entertainer before his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2013. After the disease took its toll on Ted's relationship with his family, memory and mood, his son Simon found a unique way for them to connect again: carpool karaoke! Simon filmed the pair's joyful singing and the video, ‘Quando Quando Quando – Teddy Mac,’ went viral, garnering sixty million views and touching people's hearts around the world.

Simon McDermott grew up around music. His father, singer Teddy Mac, loves it so throughly that his sheer volume of song knowledge has bourne him the nickname: the Songaminute Man. Then Ted’s alzheimer's diagnosis changed everything. Through the power of music, Simon and Ted McDermott were able to bridge the distance the disease wrought between them, and rediscover their old relationship. The Songaminute Man is Simon McDermott’s tribute to his father, from the man he grew up knowing, to the person he adores now.

Eighty-year-old Ted McDermott, a lifelong musician, enjoyed a long career as an entertainer before his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2013. After the disease took its toll on Ted's relationship with his family, memory and mood, his son Simon found a unique way for them to connect again: carpool karaoke. Simon filmed the pair's joyful singing and the video, ‘Quando Quando Quando – Teddy Mac,’ went viral, garnering sixty million views and touching people's hearts around the world.

Charting Ted’s incredible life against the backdrop of 1940s Britain to the present day, McDermott brings his father’s extraordinary story to life. From his beginnings as the eldest of fourteen children, as a factory worker struggling to make himself known as a singer, as a Butlin’s Redcoat, a husband, a father, and now an Alzheimer's patient, Ted never gave up on his dream of being a professional singer.
Simon and Ted show that hope can appear even in the most hopeless of times. The Songaminute Man is a beautiful memoir about the pull of the past, the effects of a devastating disease, and the transcendent power of hope and positivity. 

Traci Braxton

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15736949" data-resource="episode_id=15736949" 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 "Traci Braxton From Braxton Family Values" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Traci Renee Braxton, the third child born to Michael and
Evelyn. can be seen on WEtv’s Thursday evening hit
show "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES" with sisters Toni,
Towanda, Trina, Tamar and brother Michael.
Traci released her well-received debut album, Crash and
Burn, in 2014. She’s readying the release of her
sophomore album, “Traci Braxton: On Earth” this summer.
Traci has a new found excitement for fitness, healthy
living, motorcycle riding and being a motivational speaker
to charities & non-profit organizations for females around
the world including the Pulmonary Heart Association and
Susan G. Komen Foundation, just to name a few. Traci
has appeared as a co-host on many TV shows including
the Emmy-award winning talk show The Real and TV
One’s Sister Circle.
Traci has launched her own whiskey brand, Black
Cowboy, and continues to grow her empire as an
entrepeneur and businesswoman. Traci continues to raise
the bar and sky’s the limit.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Mario Van Peebles

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15719988" data-resource="episode_id=15719988" 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 "Mario Van Peebles From Armed" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Mario Van Peebles believes there are three loves in your career: Love what you do, enjoy whom you do it with, and be passionate about what you say with it. Throughout his career, Van Peebles has often managed to do just that. From his first breakout hit NEW JACK CITY, to his most recent retelling of the historical ROOTS series, and his upcoming thriller ARMED Van Peebles has brought challenging, compelling material to the screen.
A graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University, Van Peebles worked for two years for New York's Department of Environmental Protection before moving to Hollywood to act, write, and direct.
His theatrical directing debut was the urban gangster hit NEW JACK CITY, which became Warner Brothers' most profitable movie of 1991. Van Peebles followed up by starring and directing his multi-cultural western, POSSE.
Mario then directed and produced PANTHER, while his father Melvin wrote and co-produced. PANTHER is the explosive story of the Black Panther Party's rise to power. The film became a political classic, earning both controversy and awards, including the Locarno Film Festival's Silver Leopard award.
Van Peebles received critical acclaim for his portrayal of political icon Malcolm X alongside Will Smith in Michael Mann's ALI. Mario followed up with BAADASSSSS! The odyssey about the making of his father's groundbreaking film SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG. Mario produced, wrote, directed and starred as his filmmaker father doing the very same thing in 1971. "It was psychotherapy on celluloid" remarks Van Peebles. The film garnered strong critical acclaim including being one of Ebert and Roper's ten best movies of the year for 2004.
For three generations filmmaking has been a Van Peebles family affair. Mario got to team up with his kids to create the edgy coming of age film, WE THE PARTY.
In addition to directing and acting in features, Van Peebles is passionate about supporting education and eco-consciousness through media. His reality show, MARIO'S GREEN HOUSE, chronicled the Van Peebles family's often-humorous attempts to raise their eco-consciousness as they tried to go green in Hollywood. "We never got to the full green, more like Olive green," jokes Van Peebles.
With his edu-tainment short BRING YOUR "A" GAME, Van Peebles encourages young brothers to resist the pop culture of anti-intellectualism and educate themselves beyond conventional academics. His documentary FAIR GAME?, explores such topics as the prison industrial complex as a form of modern day slavery, and eco-apartheid.
In 2017 Mario co-created, wrote, directed, and starred in the 'Netflix' Syfy series SUPERSTITION. He next completed production on his upcoming feature film ARMED which he also wrote, directed, and starred opposite Ryan Guzman, William Fichtner, Jemma Dallender, Dionne Warwick, Melvin Van Peebles, and Van Jones.

When not doing features, Van Peebles directs and sometimes acts in award-winning shows such as BLOODLINE, BOSS, DAMAGES, LOST, HAND OF GOD, and EMPIRE.

Tommy Caldwell And Kevin Jogeson

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15719814" data-resource="episode_id=15719814" 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 "Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson From The Dawn Wall" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall.

Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Lisa Ingber

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15665628" data-resource="episode_id=15665628" 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 "Lisa Ingber Unleashed" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



She says's she's been hit by a car not once but twice.  Forget about her upbringing.  Did one actually take place?  Yet Lisa Ingber is finding every reason to create laughs.  Most would've checked out.  Not Lisa!  She's having a blast cheering up crowds from New York to LA.  We dig in deep during our conversation, comparing notes on each other's stages.  She's upfront and honest.  Inspiring as well as filled with a laugh that you'll instantly become addicted to. 

Catherine Lopez Dolan


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15664450" data-resource="episode_id=15664450" 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 "Catherine Lopez Dolan Releases Not So Sexy Truth" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>

Author Catherine Dolan Takes on the Truth About Women and Men in the Workplace with Debut Book
Motivational Press releases Dolan’s debut book about sexual harassment in the pharmaceutical industry this September 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 14, 2018 – Catherine Dolan is gutsy and bold; charming, respectful and polite. All
these qualities secured her professional success in the pharmaceutical industry.
With over fifteen years in pharmaceutical sales, Dolan is a nationally-recognized sales leader in her field,
celebrated for delivering consistently high-level and quality results. And yet, with all that success, there have
been aspects of the coveted professional position in big pharma that she wasn’t expecting. We’re talking both
blatant and subtle, always awkward and uncomfortable sexual harassment and sexual advances made both
privately and publicly.
Which leads us to one of Dolan’s greatest qualities – her candor and authenticity. She’s not afraid to be right-
between-the-eyes honest about it all.
In The Not So Sexy Truth About Women and Men in the Workplace (Motivational Press, September 12,
2018, paperback, $19.95), Dolan shares her personal and professional story managing sexual harassment in
the workplace. She shares it all not as gossip, but as objective, public information as well as timely and easy-
to-implement advice to deal with it.  She encourages men and women to educate themselves, and, in turn,
feel empowered to make in-the-moment decisions that allow them to stand up for themselves – and keep
thriving in their respective careers.
She willingly takes on the modern crisis of sexual harassment in the workplace all while giving empowering
perspective on how to identify if you’re in that situation – and how to rise above it powerfully.
Dolan is real, admitting she didn’t always play it strategically-right with several men she discusses candidly in
the book; but, if anything, she learned timeless, important lessons about men, women, and herself that she
now shares with the world. Available for pre-order next month, The Not So Sexy Truth About Women and
Men in the Workplace is an important read for today’s professional who is hungry for success – and not
willing to let anything get in his or her way, especially someone else’s sexual advances or harassment.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tom Papa

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15639248" data-resource="episode_id=15639248" 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 "Tom Papa From Food Network&#39;s Baked" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



When carb-loving comedian Tom Papa isn’t doing stand-up, he is probably eating, thinking about or making bread (his specialty is sourdough), and he takes his passion for baked goods to the next level in his new series Baked. In his mission to find the country’s best breads and pastries, Tom hits cities from coast to coast to shine a light on how local bakeries make life a little sweeter. He kicks the series off in New York City, where he devours glazed donuts covered in everything bagel topping, takes a master class in old world baking and discovers the bready, eggy, cheesy dish khachapuri. Tom then heads to Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Orleans, New Jersey and Cleveland in subsequent episodes.

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, Out. In. America. With Tom Papa, heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. In 2019, Tom will be seen in Rob Zombie’s film, 3 From Hell, the sequel to The Devil’s Rejects.

Michele Weaver and Will Catlett

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15638709" data-resource="episode_id=15638709" 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" data-cover="https://d3wo5wojvuv7l.cloudfront.net/images.spreaker.com/original/5d6c4267668020a53226d5e10463c8bc.jpg">Listen to "Michele Weaver and Will Catlett From Love Is On OWN" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Love Is__ is a one hour new and original scripted romantic drama. It is inspired by the real-life love story of executive producers Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning). Love Is__ revives the classic 1990’s romantic comedy, complete with a sweet nostalgia for the decade including the iconic fashion, music, and stars like Kadeem Hardison and Loretta Devine. The series follows Nuri (Weaver) and Yasir (Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple’s present-day selves. Love Is__ is presented as one big, epic story with the pacing of a feature film.  On the big screen, Weaver most recently shot the thriller Nighthawks, with Chace Crawford. She also starred in Illicit, with Vivica A. Fox; Sister Code, with Amber Rose, Drew Sidora, and Eva Marcille; and Syfy’s 2 Lava 2 Lantula! Her other television credits include ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and FOX’s Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, among many others.
Most recently, Catlett appeared as a recurring guest star on Black Lightning for The CW Network. Prior to that, Catlett also appeared in CBS’s The Mentalist, HBO’s Insecure and Brothers in Atlanta. Catlett gained popularity in lead roles on the streaming YouTube series First, and That Guy. Behind the camera, he has lent his talents to Giants for Issa Rae Presents, the feature film Griffin, the brilliant short film Stages in which he also stars, and the television series Garden Hills.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Em Hoggett


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15614777" data-resource="episode_id=15614777" 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 "Em Hoggett Releases What I Want To Say To You" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


The message is clear on “What I Want To Say To You”, the brutally raw new EP from Em Hoggett: She was raped. She spoke up. She’s encouraging other survivors to do the same. And donating the net proceeds of her new release to the American charity It’s On Us, founded by Vice President Joe Biden, and Rape Crisis England and Wales to raise awareness and offer assistance for rape survivors.

Vocally, Em’s voice speaks to the vocal passion of Amy Winehouse, lyrical power of Birdy and intensity of Adele. And with gut-crunching, piano-driven chords, haunting melodies and seething lyrics seething through the passion of a musical inferno, “What I Want To Say To You” is a personal journey through hell – from the attack, hatred and feeling of worthlessness to ultimately finding salvation through music to save herself as well as empower other victims to seek help and realize that they’re not alone.

“It was like my body was giving me a message that I had to DO something about it,” Em explains. “I called my mum for advice and she advised I write a letter to my attacker, not necessarily to send, but that getting your feelings out on a page is something that helps many survivors.”

The letter came in the form of a song – a song that would evolve into the four songs that became the EP.           

After suppressing the emotions for years, and still struggling with denial, Em wrote the title track in only 10 minutes. A few days later, she posted the song on social media as a way of letting the experience go, begin the healing process and also to help other survivors feel understood and less alone.

The response was overwhelming. She received touching notes of support from both close friends and strangers who had been through the same experience and felt that the song helped them cope with their trauma.

As Em began to accept what had happened, she became angry. Very. Angry. And not only at the realization of her own attack, but also in response to others who had been attacked. "The resulting song is “Anger”, a raw, natural expression of emotion that was closely followed by "Will It Always Be Like This" as she wondered if the darkness would consume the rest of her life under a painful cloud.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, she composed the final track, “Get Out” to deal with the feeling that an attacker and the experience would always physically live inside her body.

“Music saved me in a moment of utter loss,” Em says.

Brad Armstrong From 3 Doors Down

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15613889" data-resource="episode_id=15613889" 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 "Brad Armstrong From 3 Doors Down Gets Off The Tour Bus" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Rarely does a Rock Star step free of the tour bus to tour the towns they're performing in.  That's all changed for 3 Doors Down front man Brad Armstrong.  Twenty years deep into the chapters of Rock n Roll and he realizes he's missed a serious part of the journey.  Getting off that bus required a huge change in his life.

Ace Frehley

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15613890" data-resource="episode_id=15613890" 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 "Ace Frehley Talks About Origins Vol 1" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Creating this project originally started out as a couple of music buddies overdubbing some sounds.  What it grew into was what's going to become a series of album releases that not only honor the artists but the songs.  Ace talks about working with Slash in his studio while utilizing the power of digital with Paul Stanley in another. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Corey Wells Of 3 Dog Night

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15605157" data-resource="episode_id=15605157" 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 "The Late Corey Wells From 3 Dog Night Talking About Record Company Gifts" on Spreaker.</a>
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We all love it when the one footing the bill walks into the room a very happy camper.  In most cases there's always some sort of bonus for work well done.  For the late Corey Wells of 3 Dog Night he remembered what it was like when the record company first heard the song Mama Told Me Not To Come. 

Troy Luccketta From Tesla

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15604944" data-resource="episode_id=15604944" 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 "Troy Luccketta From Telsa Lives Music In Forward Motion" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


To watch a drummer perform live is a time machine moment.  Every beat leads the band in forward motion.  How far off the truth am I?  Tesla's drummer Troy Luccetta says being in the future is where it's at.  Even when the band got together in 2000, to relearn those songs wasn't a trip back but rather a reason to be where they were about to take them.  Look for the new Tesla album produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard in early 2019. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Maxie McCoy


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15589547" data-resource="episode_id=15589547" 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 "Maxie McCoy Releases You&#39;re Not Lost" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



YOU’RE NOT LOST: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way by Maxie McCoy (TarcherPerigee, On sale Sept 2018) will become the manifesto for a generation of women who don’t always have the self-confidence to trust their instincts and go for it. Instead of telling you all the things you need to change to figure out your life, YOU’RE NOT LOST focuses on returning you to the power you already have. This compelling guide gets to the root of the problem, showing you how to drop the panic-inducing, big-picture obsession over “Where is my life going?” and instead shines a spotlight on the small yet impactful decisions that will take you from lost to found.
Maxie guides readers through accomplishing 3 big milestones– Ditch, Create, and Rise:
DITCH -- drop all the trapped mindsets that keep you feeling lost, like thinking you need to change in order to begin or believing you need to know where you’re going before you get started
CREATE -- pick up momentum by beginning to live the future you are searching for. You’ll get a life-changing survey to send to friends so you can see your potential the way they do. And you’ll see how lucky charms and rituals can be used to your advantage.
RISE -- everything you need to keep going, to keep ascending. You’ll understand the power of ongoing, bite-sized plans and how to thrive on this path, which will be anything but linear.

Jon Carmichael

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15588308" data-resource="episode_id=15588308" 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 Carmichael Releases His Once In A Lifetime Photograph" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



One year ago millions of Americans came together as “cosmic magic” swept away America’s troubles during the Great American Eclipse. For the first time in 99 years the moon’s shadow raced across the U.S. becoming the most-observed and photographed moment in history.
In celebration of the anniversary, New York-based artist Jon Carmichael is publicly unveiling a photograph, which many say, could be the greatest photo of an eclipse ever achieved.
In order to capture this amazing photograph, Carmichael flew across the country to catch Southwest Airlines from Portland, Oregon to St. Louis, Missouri. His biggest fear was not getting a window seat and missing the once-in-a-lifetime moment. But thanks to the fantastic crew, he got a great seat and the flight captain performed a series of five 180-degree turns while under the moon’s shadow ensuring that he would get the shots he desired.
Jon Carmichael, a Las Vegas native, is a self-taught photographer who started his career at age 20 with the purchase of his first camera. He quickly became one of the youngest high profile photographers in the world with photos of President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and others. Carmichael’s deepest passion however, remained in Contemporary landscape and astrophotography. For the last 10 years, Carmichael has devoted his efforts to honing his craft and creating a series of breathtaking photographs from many of the locations he has traveled to around the world

Bill Holderman and Erin Simms

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15588077" data-resource="episode_id=15588077" 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 "Bill Holderman and Erin Simms Creators Of Book Club" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Book Club follows four lifelong friends whose lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. The film also stars Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss and Ed Begley Jr.  Book Club is a definitive choice for Holderman’s directorial debut. A film about women in their 60s breaking both self-imposed and relational barriers – carried by a cast of Oscar© winning legends - is an atypical choice for a younger male director who co-wrote and co-produced it as well. Even better, he co-wrote and co-produced it with his friend and colleague Erin Simms, an intrepid filmmaker, who like the narrative’s characters, is emboldened to break any “no.” It’s a debut for Simms too – the first film she wrote and produced.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with uproarious bonus content including deleted and extended scenes, interviews with filmmakers and the iconic cast, explorations of the writing and casting process and behind-the-scenes footage from the set.

Terrence J


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15587598" data-resource="episode_id=15587598" 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 "Terrence J From MTVs Safeword" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


This season will feature Diddy, Tiffany Haddish, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, DJ Khaled, Jason DeRulo, Haqq twins, Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Karrueche Tran, Christina Milian, Amanda Seales, Nicole Byer, T.I., Lauren London and Steelo Brim. Season two’s stars will have to face twice the games, double the risk and more surprises than ever before. In each episode, six of the country’s funniest comics will throw down to make sure their team’s celebrity is the one who wins the show. Whether that means playing the games or getting downright dirty by throwing some social media shade, it all makes for one of TV’s most talked-about shows. It all ends with the loser having to ‘Face Their Truth’ by revealing their dirty little secrets, all while hooked up to a lie detector test.

From hosting to acting in worldwide box office hit films including Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too and The Perfect Match to penning his first literary work, The Wealth Of My Mother’s Wisdomand all the credentials in between, Terrence J, a New York native, has shown skilled versatility among a vast number of different arenas. After seven years of hosting BET’s 106 & Park, Terrence is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood as the former co-anchor of the international news program E! News and as a producer and host for Miss USA 2016 and Miss USA 2017. Most recently, he hosted the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival, the 2017 MTV Woodies and MTV’s Are You the One? 

Monday, August 27, 2018

LaDainian Tomlinson

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15580198" data-resource="episode_id=15580198" 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 "LaDainian Tomlinson From God Bless The Broken Road" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



From Harold Cronk, the Director of the 2014 hit film God's Not Dead and Produced by Andy Fraser, GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD stars Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood, The Hatfields & McCoys), Kim Delaney (Army Wives, NYPD Blue), Andrew W. Walker (Date with Love, Steel Toes), Robin Givens (Riverdale, God's Not Dead 2), Jordin Sparks (American Idol, Sparkle), Makenzie Moss (Do You Believe?), and Madeline Carroll (I Can Only Imagine). The film is rated PG (thematic elements and combat scenes)
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD tells the uplifting story of a young mother's struggle with her faith after losing her husband in Afghanistan and learning to raise their young daughter in his absence. With the help of her friends, her pastor (LaDainian Tomlinson), and the innocent but wise perspective of her daughter, she learns to trust in God's plan for her life once again.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Danielle DiMartino Booth

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 DiMartino Booth is CEO and Director of Intelligence for Quill Intelligence LLC, a new research and analytics firm.  The author of the Amazon bestseller FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is B.ad for America  (Portfolio, Feb 2017), Booth is a global through leader sought after for her insights on monetary both in the U.S. and abroad.  In May 2018, Booth was invited to Brussels by members of the European Parliament to share her insights on global economic trends and fiscal policy. 
Prior to Quill Intelligence, DiMartino Booth founded Money Strong LLC, an economic consulting firm in 2015. Through her economic consultancy, she has published a weekly newsletter for more than three years.  Her columns are regularly featured on Linked In, Seeking Alpha, Nasdaq, Talk Markets and dozens of other websites.
Beginning in 2004, DiMartino Booth spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where she served as Advisor to President Richard W. Fisher until his retirement in March 2015. She provided Markets Intelligence and advised Fisher on policy, a unique role that did not exist outside the New York Fed prior to her appointment. She was responsible for authoring 16 Markets Briefings and Policy Recommendations a year to guide Fisher on Fed policy decisions.

DiMartino Booth began her career in New York at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where she worked in the fixed income, public equity and private equity markets. DiMartino Booth earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

Robert Townsend

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15552657" data-resource="episode_id=15552657" 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 "Robert Townsend Making The Five Heartbeats" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




'Making The Five Heartbeats' Revisits Robert Townsend's 1991Classic Motown Inspired Movie
Fathom Events Presents Townsend's Soulful Documentary in Select Cinemas Nationwide on Monday, August 27 Only
In the early 90s, actor, comedian, writer and director, Robert Townsend, went against every obstacle in Hollywood, relying on his faith, street smarts, and tenacity to bring his passion project, 1991's "The Five Heartbeats," to big screens. The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group in the 1960s, the musical drama is the subject of Townsend's documentary, "Making The Five Heartbeats." In addition to the documentary, attendees will view an exclusive welcome from Townsend.
Tickets for "Making The Five Heartbeats" can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events presents "Making The Five Heartbeats" in nearly 500 select movie theaters for one day on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. local time, through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Townsend's documentary chronicles his inspiring journey to present a new image of black people in cinema. A love letter to the movie's fans, as well as a master-class on filmmaking, "Making The Five Heartbeats" is told through behind-the-scenes footage and personal stories with the five stars of the film (Townsend, Michael Wright, Harry J Lennix, Leon Robinson, Tico Wells), plus co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the film's bad guy you love to hate, "Big Red" (Hawthorne James).
"For all those fans that have seen the movie more than once, for those that ask me when I'll will revisit 'The Five Heartbeats' with a sequel, for those that love the R&B/soul groups that changed the musical landscape of America, and to all that want to dive deeper into this movie's creation, this documentary is for you," Townsend said. "I'm humbled by your ongoing love for 'The Five Heartbeats' and proud to be bringing you 'Making The Five Heartbeats.'"
"Robert Townsend's 'Making The Five Heartbeats' was a movie that resonated deeply with many people and we're pleased to bring his wonderful documentary to cinemas nationwide," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Michael Corbett

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Michael Corbett is the Real Estate and Lifestyle correspondent of NBC’s number-one-rated nationally syndicated news magazine Extra. Utilizing his expertise in real estate, home, and lifestyle, Corbett also hosts and produces NBC’s Extra’s Mansions & Millionaires! Extra’s top-rated weekend shows, with over 2.1 million viewers per week. He is also an accomplished author with three best-selling books about real estate. 

Images Of Eden


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Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener.

Musically, Images of Eden draws its inspiration from a hybrid of modern hard rock combined with classic metal, creating a modern sound rife with progressive elements and impassioned, unfeigned vocal delivery.

Each release from Images of Eden is a chapter in the tale of a life’s journey, dealing specifically with the trials and darkness that each of us must face in this world. Each track is meant to inspire the listener to overcome these obstacles through human perseverance strengthened by guidance from above. The distinct vision that gives Images of Eden its identity is about drawing strength and determination from faith to see us through our toughest times, but what makes IoE stand out as one of a kind is that its message is simultaneously accessible to everyone while still speaking to the listener on a very personal level.

In early 2018, Images of Eden released a high-end production music video for their single, “Shield Me,” and also has signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment to release their fourth CD, Soulrise. The album was mixed and mastered by legendary producer, Bill Metoyer, and will be released on August 17, 2018. In addition to this, the follow up release to Soulrise has already been written and the band has officially started tracking. The goal for 2018 is to hit the road for a tour in support of Soulrise and have the fifth CD (tentatively titled Angel Born) completely recorded by the end of the year. 

Mark A Altman

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From Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the bestselling authors of the definitive two-volume Star Trek oral history, The Fifty-Year Mission, comes the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Battlestar Galactica in So Say We All.
Four decades after its groundbreaking debut, Battlestar Galactica-both the 1978 original and its 2004 reimagining have captured the hearts of two generations of fans. What began as a three-hour made for TV movie inspired by the blockbuster success of Star Wars followed by a single season of legendary episodes, was transformed into one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved series in television history. And gathered exclusively in this volume are the incredible untold stories of both shows-as well as the much-maligned Galactica 1980.
For the first time ever, you will learn the unbelievable true story of forty years of Battlestar Galactica as told by the teams that created a television legend in the words of over a hundred cast, creators, crew, critics and executives who were there and brought it all to life. So Say We All! 

Andre Ward

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15544497" data-resource="episode_id=15544497" 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="left" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Andre Ward From The Contender On EPIX" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>




Sixteen fighters will be facing off with one another this fall for the championship belt on the revival of Mark Burnett’s boxing franchise series The Contender. The 16 Contenders come from a wide variety of professional boxing backgrounds and stations in life, bringing their unique stories, personalities, strengths and motivations to the series.

Each fighter will be vying to be declared the new 160-pound middleweight champion of The Contender and take home the winner’s six-figure purse — a prize, which, for all the fighters, represents a better life for their families and loved ones who have been there with them through all the ups and downs of their journeys. Says Burnett: “The Contender takes unscripted TV to its grittiest. It has incredible professional fighters and real professional fights. The edge of your seat drama and true stories sets a tone that our audiences will be expecting and I love it.”

The Contender is hosted by undefeated boxing champion and HBO expert commentator Andre "Son of God” Ward. The San Francisco Bay-Area native has a boxing record of 32-0 with 16 knock outs. He is a 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and 2011 Fighter of the Year. He retired from boxing in 2017. He recently appeared in the movie Creed.

The original Contender series ran for four seasons (2005-2009) and launched multiple fighters into contention for world titles, including title winners Sergio Mora, Cornelius Bundrage, Sakio Bika, and Sam Soliman. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dana Bowman

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From the moment their children are born, mothers are under tremendous pressure to be “perfect.” They are expected to keep their emotions in check during grocery-aisle tantrums, engage their children regularly with Pinterest-worthy activities, and eschew jarred baby food for organic, homemade creations. Living up to these kinds of expectations is challenging enough without also having to manage the coping mechanisms we employ to handle this kind of pressure. For moms who struggle with alcoholism, parenting can prove to be especially challenging.
Humorist Dana Bowman candidly details these struggles in HOW TO BE PERFECT LIKE ME (A Central Recovery Press paperback; on sale August 21, 2018), the follow-up to her award-winning memoir, Bottled. Offering comic relief and encouragement to moms seeking a coping mechanism for the day-to-day expectations and monotonous schedules of family life, Bowman draws on her hilariously relatable experiences to guide readers to insightful conclusions. Parents from all backgrounds will appreciate Bowman’s playful sarcasm and unbridled observations in wry chapters such as:

  • How to Stop Buying All the Self-Help Books
  • How to Relapse in Footie Pajamas
  • How to Shop at Costco and Not Give into Despair
  • How to Be Married and Content at the Same Time
  • How to Escape Your Family

Tackling heavy issues such as overwhelming dread, marital dissatisfaction, death of loved ones, and the depression accompanying parenthood, HOW TO BE PERFECT LIKE ME rejects quick fixes and opts for radical acceptance. And, it is Bowman’s profound choice to embrace humor in the face of despair rather than to relentlessly live up to society’s unattainable ideals that liberates her readers from oppressive perfectionism.
Written for those who worry that their entire purpose in life has been reduced to wiping down counters, as well as for moms who have found themselves helplessly drinking vodka from Veggie Tales sippy cups, this insightful and entertaining book is a much-needed, empathic guide for parents seeking encouragement on the path to sobriety.

Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy


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When your biggest dream is to be successful by way of being creative, that doesn't always win over the generations of family tradition before you.  Zaidoon received his education in the UK but wouldn't use the lessons learned until a lengthy stay in Canada before moving to the United States.  A very active soccer player, he still hadn't found what he was looking for until he realized that he and his children were creating a book.  An avid illustrator Zaidoon found pleasure in sketching out animals for his children's stories.  Then one day a cat connected with his imagination and he couldn't shake it loose.  It became his first published story.  This is only a sliver of his incredible journey that's brought great light to many places you'd least expect.  A true champion of living out a dream while making sure traditions aren't broken.