Thursday, May 31, 2018

Paul L Williams

Listen to "Paul L Williams Releases The Killing Of Uncle Sam" on Spreaker. America was once a democratic country, but it is now manipulated by a ‘money cabal’ bent on controlling the U.S. in order to safeguard and grow their own immense fortunes. How did a small group of the world’s richest families take over America’s economy for their own ends? The true history of America’s last 200 years is revealed in the new book, THE KILLING OF UNCLE SAM: The Demise of the United States of America, (River Publishing, May 22nd, 2018), which shares the shocking details of how America was taken over by an elitist machine. It started with Cecil Rhodes’s plan in 1877 to bring the U.S. back under the control of the British Empire, and continued with Rhodes joining forces with the powerful Rothchild banking family. Together they used their enormous resources to plunder Africa, which funded their conquest of America. Their plotting continues to today, with such bodies as the U.N., CIA, and more under their direct control.

Jorge Eduardo

Listen to "Jorge Eduardo From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Jorge grew up in Guadalajara to a Latin Grammy-nominated mariachi father and musical mother. Jorge is no stranger to "The Voice" franchise: He received a four-chair turn on Mexico's "La Voz" and made it to the final four on J Balvin's team. Following this success, Jorge moved to Texas where he performs as a wedding and event singer. Jorge also began teaching himself recording software so he can record his own music independently. He hopes to make "The Voice" (U.S.) his American dream.

Randi Zuckerberg

Listen to "Randi Zuckerberg Releases Pick Three" on Spreaker. It's a dilemma for us all: how to do all our work, hit the gym, see our friends, spend time with our family...and of course sleep! New York Times bestselling author, media guru and entrepreneur - Randi Zuckerberg - says PICK THREE! This according to her new book with the same title. Part self-help, part business book -Randi gives readers permission to be well-lopsided on their quest to being well-balanced ! We can’t have it all every day, and that’s okay! PICK THREE is a much-needed guide to embracing the unbalance and appreciate life’s journey. 1.Work - 2.Sleep - 3.Fitness - 4.Family - 5.Friends....Pick Three! In this motivational handbook - both a business how-to and self-help guide -the New York Times bestselling author of "Dot Complicated" takes on the fallacy of the “well-balanced” life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided. In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything—maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. But Randi Zuckerberg doesn’t believe in being well-balanced. We simply can’t do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. Her solution? Just PICK THREE! “As a working mother of two balance is key to maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle and that is what Pick Three is all about, balance,” says author Randi Zuckerberg. “In our ever-changing world I am always looking for new ways to make my busy lifestyle work for both myself and my family. I am thrilled to share what works for me in hopes I can help a few others find that good balance.” Randi first introduced the concept of PICK THREE in a tweet—called “The Entrepreneur's Dilemma" that went viral. Now in her new book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives—by picking the most important areas to focus on in any given day.

JoJo Siwa

Listen to "JoJo Siwa Getting Ready To Be Slimed" on Spreaker. Nickelodeon star. Social media sensation. New York Times best-selling author. Anti-Bullying Activist. JoJo Siwa's list of accomplishments is all the more impressive considering she's just 15 years old. JoJo will perform at Nickelodeon SlimeFest, the first multi-day music festival for kids and families in the U.S. Taking place in Chicago's Huntington Bank Pavilion on June 9-10, Nickelodeon SlimeFest will also feature performances by Zedd, Liam Payne and Flo Rida, appearances by Nickelodeon stars, immersive one-of-a-kind experiences and plenty of the network's signature green slime. JoJo’s hit song, "Boomerang," is RIAA-certified platinum and the music video has more than 515 million views to date. She recently released a new single, “Every Girl’s a Super Girl,” which is out now, along with her other songs “Hold the Drama” and “Kid in a Candy Store.” JoJo also stars in Nickelodeon's hit series Lip Sync Battle Shorties, hosted by Nick Cannon, which was picked up for a second season. Additionally, she has an overall talent agreement with Nickelodeon, which includes a global line of consumer products featuring her signature bows, accessories, apparel, toys, arts and crafts, cosmetics and more. Despite her success, JoJo's priorities remain at the core of her Nebraskan/mid-western upbringing and grounded family values. An ambassador of anti-bullying, JoJo continues to be a prominent and relatable role model for her fans, sharing her message of celebrating individuality, keeping strong in the face of adversity and never giving up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dan Whalen

Listen to "Dan Whalen Releases Tots" on Spreaker. Americans love tots! In fact, they love them so much they consumed 3.5 billion last year. Restaurants across the country are dishing up all manner of tots, with some going so far as to devote entire sections of their menus to these little balls of heavenly potato magic. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, it’s no surprise tots have been popular for so long. Now home cooks can take their tot obsession to the next level, with a cookbook devoted entirely to this classic American comfort food:TOTS! 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes from Totchos to Sweet Po-tot-o Pie (Workman Publishing; May 2018; $12.95 US) by Dan Whalen, founder of the popular recipe blog The Food in My Beard and creator of over a thousand recipes. His most popular one, a video of a Quesadilla Bun Burger, has been viewed 24 million times! And he’s bringing that same playful, mouthwatering recipe magic to the tot. Filled with 50 irresistible recipes for everything from tot-based snacks and appetizers to main dishes and desserts, Whalen proves there is no limit to what the mighty tot can achieve. Surprising, simple, and delicious recipes include: Every recipe uses frozen commercial tots as its foundation, although Whalen also shows avid cooks how to make their own tots from scratch; he even includes veggie variations, subbing out the traditional potato for ingredients like cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or apples. There’s also an array of recipes for dipping sauces, such as Chipotle Mayo and Horseradish sauce, to class up store-bought tots without too much fuss. It’s TOT-ally awesome.

Jen Miller

Listen to "Jen Miller Releases The Heartache And The Healing" on Spreaker. In the midst of my pain, I scribbled my painful thoughts. God turned it into a passion to inspire spouse's to believe that you have the power to overcome anything with your Creator's help. Marriage by God's design is a sacred covenant, not meant to be broken. Through His grace, there is hope! I want others to learn how to experience the supernatural power God gives! No matter how bad it gets, my husband and I are living proof that God still performs miracles.

Derrick Levasseur

Listen to "Derrick Levasseur From Breaking Homicide On Investigation Discovery" on Spreaker. Over the last ten years, Investigation Discovery received countless calls and emails from viewers seeking help with unsolved homicide cases. The network’s answer to those requests came in the form of the new series Breaking Homicide, which follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur as he investigates cases from desperate families who are still searching for justice. Throughout the season, Derrick (and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie) chased down new clues in decades-old crimes, from a serial killer in Honolulu who was never caught to the sadistic murder of a girl from Derrick’s hometown in Rhode Island. In the season finale, Derrick investigates a case in Palmdale, CA, in which a young woman was brutally assaulted while walking to her car. Security guard Ray Jennings was convicted of killing 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe at a parking lot where he worked, but eleven years later he was declared innocent despite the fact that he knew things only the killer could know. Derrick and his team probe the truths and lies in this tragic crime, providing the O’Keefe family peace and closure. Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in the Patrol Division, Detective Division and later the Special Investigations Unit as an undercover detective, where he worked with the ATF, DEA, FBI, and US Secret Service. Throughout his career, Derrick received multiple awards, including the Medal of Valor, which is the highest honor a sworn officer can receive. In 2017, he was the recipient of the American Red Cross “Hero Award” after saving seven people from a burning building. Derrick’s newly published first book, The Undercover Edge, reached #1 in New Releases in the first five days.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tish Haynes Keys

Listen to "Tish Haynes From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. From and current city St. Louis, MO Tish often sang in church where her father was a preacher. At just 14, Tish found out she was pregnant and prematurely gave birth to her daughter, Ashlynn. Tish's parents were key in helping her raise her daughter while she went to college. Twelve years later, Tish gave birth to her son and faced the tragedy of losing both her parents within 18 months of each other. She found support in her husband, Tobias, and his four children. A night of karaoke led to a regular gig at a local bar. Tish quickly established herself as a soul singer in St. Louis. Tish now has her own soul band, but "The Voice" is her chance to see if she has what it takes to make it outside of St. Louis.

Brad Arnold 3 Doors Down

Listen to "Brad Arnold From 3 Doors Down" on Spreaker. It's not everyday that you get to sit down and talk about the several different flavors of southern BBQ and taking in a full weekend of small town antiquing with Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down. Born into the family at number 7 meant a lot of hand me down toys and clothing. How he describes the atmosphere showcases his brilliant attitude and why after 20 years he and the band are still filling venues across the nation. He's completely fascinated with how second generation fans are also attending the shows. He truly is grateful.

Dr Ian Smith

Listen to "Dr Ian Smith Releases The Clean 20" on Spreaker. TV viewers will recognize Dr. Ian Smith as the former host of the Emmy award®-winning daytime talk show, The Doctors, and current co-host and medical contributor of The Rachael Ray Show. He also served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1's highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club and was the medical correspondent for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. The author of best-selling books such as Shred: The Revolutionary Diet and Super Shred: The Big Results Diet, Dr. Ian has appeared extensively on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey Show, The Talk, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, MSNBC and many more. ​ Today, Dr. Ian introduces the instant best-seller The Clean 20, which lays out the basic concepts behind clean eating - reducing the amount of processed foods, added sugars, and unnecessary additives in the foods we eat, to give our bodies and minds the best fuel possible. The Clean 20 includes a list of 20 foods, packed with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets over this 20-day program. Dr. Ian Smith - who created two national health initiatives, the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile, and served two terms on President Obama's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition - can discuss the Clean 20 foods (which include grains, fats, meat and fish) which boost health, lead to weight loss, and improve mind and body functioning.

Future Speak

Listen to "Future Speak" on Spreaker. It's not how and why I write. It's knowing that I do write. It didn't happen over night. Being a writer is like exercising. You have to bring yourself to the machine everyday or you won't gain access to results. I bet the daily journey was four years deep before I realized what I was writing. I was taking notes. Notes about how to best utilize what's been written. To take a thought beyond the moment it first arrives. Too often we think what's been laid on paper or sent through social media is for the area we presently stand. That's not always the case. Look at how published authors are able to blend in with the world years after their books were purchased. Old newspaper stories still have an imprint on the world we live in. Writing to appease the situation at hand is a great way to word dump but the bigger picture unveils how your future self and others will learn from what's been shared. In May of 2016 I penned out four pages based on two words: shallow shores. I knew at the time that it was way over my head but as that writer I let the energy press forward. To let it speak whatever words that were going to be dropped out only to be picked up two years later. Through your personal notes there's always going to be a future self waiting to collect your experience. Although you may not understand who what where and why in your present, the guy or girl up the road is going to take your writing to a place of learning so they he or she can have the required energy to move through their present places and spaces. This morning I did some huge research on the internal clock based on how it snuggles up to intuition and prediction. What does that inner self see that we don't on the outside? It's never a boring subject. Especially when you go over your notes taken two to ten years before. You realize that internal clock was communicating to the steps your taking in this very moment. Be wise. Study your who what where and whys?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dominic Monaghan

Listen to "Dominic Monaghan From 100 Code On WGN America" on Spreaker. Dominic Monaghan has starred as the Hobbit ‘Merry' in The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Charlie Pace on the hit series Lost; a quantum physicist in the TV mystery FlashForward; and an electrical-powered mutant known as 'Bolt' in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. On stage, Dominic produced and starred in The Day, where he played the leader of a post apocalyptic group being hunted by zombies. He most recently starred in the drama Waterlily Jaguar and the doomsday thriller Radioflash. Monaghan is also an avid wildlife enthusiast and nature lover who hosted the TV series Wild Thingswith Dominic Monaghan. In the Swedish-American thriller 100 Code, Monaghan is on the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women who are found dead in fields of flowers. Created by Oscar® winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), and picked up by WGN America last year, Monaghan stars as Detective Tommy Conley. Through a deal with the NYPD, Det. Conley is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm Police Department, as he suspects a connection between a series of murders in New York and a death in Sweden. Upon arrival in Stockholm, he is paired with Mikael Eklund (played by the late actor Michael Nyqvist), a Swedish cop with an aversion to American culture. Both detectives despise each other, but the two are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious killings continue. With the vicious killer still at large, Conley and Eklund embark on a hunt that leads the duo down a path of no return.

You've Been Here Before

Listen to "You've Been here Before" on Spreaker. We've heard it over and over from some of the highest spiritual people, "We've lived this life before." To most it best explains deja vu. It looks and feels like something you've done but how did the story play out? The chapters we keep remind us of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. The same challenges, changes, opportunities, defeats and sometimes with different people. I do want to agree with those mighty universal people about living this life before but through the eyes of knowing rather than assuming. Do we think before we think and see before there's sight? That's the dip in the road. Each of us are guilty of making the same mistake again and again. The last time you were easily forgiven, the fall didn't hurt so lets do it again and quite possibly nothing holds you tightly to the center of a round box. I love paging through my daily writing to take note of there being habits or crutches that I've returned to. To study the mindset of a creative person that's taken what he knew then to create what I know now. Knowing that we've lived this life before through our daily efforts should infect and affect the way you grow toward success. The structure of the workplace portrait may have changed but not the person your feet keep carrying forward. Encouraging yourself to jot down daily notes of your goals, wishes, demands, failures and chances taken is a brilliant page from the actuality of your availability. Don't hit the books bringing judgement against your opportunities. Be transparent, "Hey I took a left instead of a right and found my journey stuck on a set of railroad tracks somewhere near a beat up old church and a McDonalds." Instead of your success being locked into a concept. Think before you think and see before there's sight. You've lived this life before. Know it by activating the lessons learned along the way. You can't build a foundation without a hole. The next downpour could easily wash it away.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sharlee Jeter

Listen to "Sharlee Jeter Releases The Stuff" on Spreaker. "Sampson and Sharlee's message of the power of positivity, hard work, and resilience is one that we need to hear right now." -Chris Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling The Pursuit of Happyness Everyone has difficult moments in life. But everyone also has the Stuff to overcome hardships, to survive and thrive. Learn how to better access and hone the eleven core elements of the Stuff and be inspired by the real-world stories of triumph in this practical book by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sampson Davis (The Pact, Living and Dying in Brick City) and Sharlee Jeter (Turn 2 Foundation). Everyone has those moments in life when they're truly tested, when they wonder if they have the strength to overcome the challenges before them. We've all heard stories of people who have risen up in the face of the unimaginable. But not everyone believes that they have what it takes to do the same. However, what we need to realize our own potential-to fight for what we want our lives to be-already resides within each of us. You already have the Stuff. Learning how to develop and harness it is the key. Survivors themselves, Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter have created The Stuff Movement, interviewing dozens of people to find the common threads that enabled them to triumph over their challenges. Through the powerful stories of people who overcame cancer, poverty, toxic relationships, racism, violence, career roadblocks, and other obstacles big and small-The Stuff highlights eleven core elements that will help you not only survive but thrive in spite of life's difficulties. These elements are as easy to understand as they are to enact-presented in plain talk, without judgment, and with compassion for the everyday challenges people face. As Dr. Davis and Sharlee share stories of the amazing people who've shown their Stuff, you'll find that unearthing the same Stuff within yourself is a process as rewarding as it is important-and you'll never say you can't do it again. Read the book, and join the conversation at

Rod Demery

Listen to "Rod Demery Returns From Murder Chose Me" on Spreaker. Rod Demery's Mother was Murdered When he was Three Years Old; The Case Went Unsolved -- Until He Solved it 35 Years Later Murder has been a part of Rod Demery’s life for as long as he can remember. When he was just 3 years old, his mother was murdered. Then, when Demery was in his twenties, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Instead of succumbing to the cycle, he resolved to do everything in his power not to repeat the mistakes of the past, and pursued a career in criminal justice. In his 14 years with the violent crimes unit in Shreveport, LA, Demery had a stellar 100% rate in solving the dozens of cases in which he was the lead detective (including the murder of his own mother). Demery’s impressive clearance rate, coupled with his fierce determination and no-holds-barred approach to get a confession, made him a legend in the department – but also an outsider. Friends, family, and love interests all found themselves playing second fiddle to his detective work. But Demery continues to be driven by his one mission in life: to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own. In Investigation Discovery's new series, Murder Chose Me, Rod Demery reflects on his years as a homicide detective and some of the most notorious cases of his career. On Feb. 15, Rod can discuss how murder chose him for the job, his thoughts on race relations, and the interrogation tactics which led him to have a 100% solve rate by way of confession.

Sarah Wilson

Listen to "Sarah Wilson Releases First We Make The Beast Beautiful" on Spreaker. To conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb about twenty years ago, while reading psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar disorder, An Unquiet Mind. After years of struggling with her own beasts—chronic anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, insomnia and more—these words would become the key that helped Wilson better understand her condition, ultimately changing her life. FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL charts Wilson’s epic journey and creative response to living with anxiety, while examining the hard science and research surrounding it. In the book, Wilson directs intense focus and fierce investigative skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. Reading widely on the subject, she also interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama, processing all she has learned through the prism of her own experiences. Readers will find comfort, humor, companionship, inspiration, and will also learn about some helpful tips to better manage their anxiety, including: Cultivate a gratitude ritual. Science shows our brains can't be grateful and anxious at the same time. Eliminate sugar from your diet. Instead, eat pork, turmeric, and yogurt. Our microbiota and the blood-brain barrier is the new anxious frontier. Make your bed. Creating new patterns is the most effective way to override bad emotional habits.Walk. Anxious thinkers, inventors, and creatives, from Darwin to Nietzsche to Jobs did. Actively practice missing out. Forget FOMO, curl up on the couch, and order takeout. Just breathe. Embrace the healing power of meditation. Pulling at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, Wilson unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission, and re-frames it as a divine journey—a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL will encourage the myriad of souls who dance with anxiety to embrace it as part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah Wilson is a journalist, entrepreneur, and the New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar. She is the former editor of Australian Cosmopolitan, and she blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living, and anti-consumerism at Wilson was ranked in’s 100 Most Influential Health Experts in 2015 and as one of the top 200 Most Influential Authors in the world in 2017 and 2018. She lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker, and is eternally curious.

Corey Rowe

Listen to "Korey Rowe Releases The Film Mile Marker" on Spreaker. Mile Marker, presented by Prism Pictures in association with Bidslate, follows Korey Rowe, a two-tour veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as he travels 7,000 miles across the US to interview veterans who are currently struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As Korey navigates along his journey spanning over five weeks on his own personal road to recovery, he tells the story from the first person perspective, while capturing the beauty and diversity of our nation. In honor of the number 22 and its association with 22 veterans per day committing suicide, Mile Marker will be available on iTunes for presale on May 1st until May 22nd, when the movie will be released. 22% of all gross presale receipts will be donated to the organizations who have partnered with the film to help spread its message. Those organizations include: Hero Grown, MAPS, Weed for Warriors, Vet Cannabis Group, Heart Strings for Heros, Veteran Health Solutions and The Mission Continues. The film investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD, such as marijuana, as well as looking into the lives of veterans in America today. Traveling 7,000 miles across the United States and back, Korey departs from his home in California to check in with his former battle buddies across America, who served with him 15 years ago. Along the way, he interviews psychologists and specialists from the National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vermont for a balanced understanding of the underlying symptoms and associated triggers for those with PTSD. Inspired by Korey's former battle buddy Jesse Snider who lost his struggle to PTSD in 2014, Mile Marker demonstrates an authentic portrayal of veterans today in America - their bitter combat to overcome drug addiction, criminal issues, and their personal struggles with PTSD, disclosed by the vets who lived through and survived this growing epidemic. With the goal of exploring the truth of the life of veterans and the ongoing struggle with PTSD, Korey lit every interview, monitored audio, pulled focus, interviewed the subject, edited the entire film and secured distribution on his own - turning down multiple companies offers - ran all equipment maintenance, and drove every mile of the trip without a support staff on a minimal budget and extending timeline. The film has already been awarded Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the Sunny Side Up Film Festival, Award of Excellence at the IndieFest and more. For more information about Mile Marker, visit

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Francesca Gino

Listen to "Francesca Gino Releases Rebel Talent" on Spreaker. We often think of rebels as troublemakers and contrarians—those among us who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree with the majority. But while rebels may be harder to manage, they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level. In personal relationships, rebels form and foster trusted bonds. Rebels, with their unconventional outlooks, change the world for the better. Award-winning Harvard Business School professor and behavioral scientist Francesca Gino believes creative rebellion is essential to bringing joy and meaning to our lives, and in REBEL TALENT, she shows us why the most successful among us are those who break the rules. For more than fifteen years, Gino has been studying rebels at organizations around the world, and she has discovered that rebels—those who practice “positive deviance” at work—share five talents. Novelty compels us to engage with the unfamiliar. Curiosity allows us to ask questions and consider new possibilities in our jobs and relationships. Perspective broadens our point of view, forcing us to think about what we could do, rather than what we’ve simply been trained to do. Rebels with a talent for diversity fight stereotype bias and recognize talent and potential all around them. Authenticity, the final rebel talent, allows us to combat the disconnection and burnout that come with hiding our preferences and true beliefs. Instead of clinging to social norms and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo and are masters of innovation and reinvention. These talents, Gino’s research proves, are the paths to engagement at work and at home. REBEL TALENT provides strategies and examples for cultivating and embracing positive deviance in the workplace and in life, and offers illuminating case studies ranging from the world’s best restaurant to fast-food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar. Gino encourages all of us to rebel so we can thrive. The future belongs to the rebel—and there’s a rebel in each of us. Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, REBEL TALENT will show readers how to succeed—by breaking all the rules.

Jerry Schemmel

Listen to "Jerry Schemmel From Godspeed The Race Across America" on Spreaker. The inspiration to overcome breathes life into "GODSPEED" as it chronicles a first-time race team - Jerry Schemmel, noted author, speaker and broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies and Brad Cooper, a eleven-time Ironman triathlete - as they compete 24 hours a day for seven days covering 3,000 miles of deserts, mountains and plains overcoming physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation and extreme mental anguish competing in the world's most difficult cycling race - The Race Across America. Pedaling 168 hours non-stop across 12 states from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans, Schemmel and Cooper embark on the journey of a lifetime - a race that would provide an extreme test of physical endurance and dependence on faith, all for the greater purpose and personal calling to raise money for the orphans of Haiti.

Dave Lory

Listen to "Dave Lory Releases From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye" on Spreaker. For the first time since Jeff Buckley’s tragic death on May 29, 1997, his manager Dave Lory finally talks about what it was like working with one of the most revered and critically celebrated artists in rock and roll history with the release of his book, Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye (Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster; May 29, 2018; written with Jim Irvin). This summer and fall, Lory will travel to cities across North America and Europe with his open forum offering a behind the scenes look at the book and inside the manager/artist relationship titled: A Q&A With Dave Lory, Jeff Buckley’s Manager and Author, Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye. Lory’s talk will cover the journey of Buckley’s rise to success from the release of his EP Live at Sin-e, his debut album Grace and the subsequent three years including that tragic week when Jeff Buckley disappeared into the murky waters of the Mississippi river and Lory got the call... “Jeff is missing.” The show will consist of three thirty minute segments that will include questions from the audience at the end of each and Lory will be on hand to sign copies of the book at each venue. “I am so excited to meet with Jeff Buckley’s fans worldwide and interact with them about what it was like working with this iconic artist,” Lory exclaims.

Procol Harum

Listen to "Gary Brooker Celebrates 50 Years With Procol Harum" on Spreaker. Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official limited edition super deluxe boxed set celebrating fifty years of the legendary Procol Harum : Still There’ll Be More. This eight disc set comprises five CDs and three DVDs, of which the first three discs draw upon the key tracks from Procol Harum’s illustrious career. Disc four features the band’s legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 21 September 1973 (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale), whilst disc five features a previously unreleased concert at the Bournemouth Winter Gardens on 17 March 1976. Of the DVD content, (NTSC – Region Free) which features over three and a half hours of footage, mostly previously unreleased, disc six begins with a performance of A Whiter Shade of Pale on the BBC TV show Top of the Pops from December 1967 before moving to the archives of the German Beat Club series. All of the band’s surviving performances for the show are here, including the entire un-broadcast raw video footage of the band’s Beat Club Workshop studio concert from 1971, shorn of the visual gimmickry of the actual broadcast, revealing the pure performance on DVD for the first time. Disc seven features the entire sixty-five minute recording session of a performance for the German Musikladen series in October 1973, most of which was never shown on television. Disc eight features more BBC TV performances, including a rendition of Pandora’s Box from Top of the Pops in September 1975 and the band’s set for theSight and Sound In Concert series in March 1977. This lavish re-mastered set also features a sixty-eight page hard backed book with an essay by Patrick Humphries and a lengthy in depth commentary on the performances featured by respected Procol Harum authority Roland Clare. The book also includes many previously unseen photographs and memorabilia from Gary Brooker’s private collection. Still There’ll Be More also includes a 60cm x 40 cm reproduction poster from a Procol Harum concert (featuring support from Vivian Stanshall) in 1976. Still There’ll Be More is the most elaborate celebration of Procol Harum’s music released to date and this deluxe boxed set is a fine tribute to fifty years of one of Britain’s greatest bands.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Gabriel And The Apocalypse

Listen to "Lindy From Gabriel And The Apolcalypse Announce New Tour And Video" on Spreaker. To wrap up the 18-month long tour and promotional campaign for The Ghost Parade album, Gabriel and the Apocalypse release a music video for "Behind the Sun." The video closes the chapter on this highly acclaimed and commercially successful album, as the band plans on entering the studio to record a brand new studio album for 2019 in the near future. To also celebrate the end of the album cycle, the band will hit the road with Mushroomhead in late April. The audience is used to seeing Gabriel and the Apocalypse operate on level 10. Their high-energy stage show electrifies audiences, as do their edgy, thought-provoking music videos, like "Beauty Under Glass" and "Thrill of the Kill." The new video "Behind the Sun" is a complete 180 from what we are used to seeing from the band. The video showcases the other side of the group and proves they aren't a one-trick pony by any means. Using a cold and snow covered setting, the band takes on a somber side and direction to give the audience an amazing journey. "Behind the Sun" represents the closing of a chapter to The Ghost Parade, not only for the record but on a personal level. "I opened myself up so much for that record," says vocalist Lindy Gabriel. "I was in such a raw emotional state and, through it all, I believe I became a stronger person with a thicker skin. My mind is a clean slate now and I am ready and excited to dive into the new record." Look for Gabriel and the Apocalypse on tour across the US. For the latest information

Nadene Joy

Listen to "Nadene Joy Releases Uncover Your Purpose" on Spreaker. An inspiring Life and Career Coach may have the answers your audience has been seeking. In Nadene Joy’s new book, UNCOVER YOUR PURPOSE: HEAL AND SHARE YOUR GIFTS WITH THE WORLD, she highlights some common mistakes people make which limit their happiness. She offers aid in the form of simple step-by-step methods to help listeners on the right path. Joy shares insight and advice on the following topics: · Helping your child find their calling · How to overcome negative habits that undermine your success · How to discover your authentic self · Detoxing your life and letting go of baggage · How one’s beliefs can pave the way for career development · How to transform your gifts into living a purposeful life Joy made a drastic life change back in 2008. She fell ill and left her career in geology. After doctors could not find any remedy, Nadene looked inside herself to begin her journey in finding her authentic core values and her true passion. She started a Feng Shui consulting business and later became a life coach in order to share her story and inspire others.


Listen to "Wilkes From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. In high school Wilkes joined a pop/rock band, High Flight Society, and toured with them for 12 years. In 2010, country artist and Wilkes' former classmate, Sam Hunt, asked High Flight Society to accompany him on tour. That same year, Wilke's daughter, Linley Jane, was born, but after a while the strain of having a family and being on the road led Wilkes to leave. Currently, Wilkes writes country music for a Nashville publisher while taking care of his wife, Chelsey, who suffers from lupus. Wilkes writes country songs but wants to get back to his pop/rock roots.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Steven Raichlen

Listen to "Steven Raichlem Releases Project Fire" on Spreaker. After thirty books, seven TV series, two decades of Barbecue University classes, 60 countries and 6 continents traveled, one might wonder what else Steven Raichlen could possibly say about grilling. Turns out, it’s a lot. Never before have home cooks used a wider range of grilling techniques, nor had access to a more diverse array of flavors and ingredients. The once ubiquitous briquette has given way to specialty charcoals from as far away as Paraguay and Japan while tongs and grill brushes are now joined by sophisticated digital thermometers and high-tech rotisseries. Even the grill itself has changed–from kamados to pellet grills, plancha grills to hybrid wood burners—the options are dizzying. In his latest, PROJECT FIRE: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes from the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S’mores [Workman; MAY 2018; $22.95], Steven provides an indispensable guide to this ever-evolving world of live-fire barbecue, delivering both a complete step-by-step handbook to mastering the essential techniques—including how to caveman grill (directly in the embers) and make a smoker pouch—and a hunger-inducing collection of over 100 innovative recipes for grilling every kind of food, from beef tomahawks to sangria, starters to desserts. Grilling is the world’s oldest and most universal cooking method, using the power of fire to unlock bold, irresistible flavors.

Facing Fire

Listen to "Scott Artis From Facing Fire" on Spreaker. Facing Fire is a hard rock band from Southern Ohio. Collectively, the members have been in multiple bands and played countless shows. They officially formed as Facing Fire in late 2016 when vocalist Scott Artis, guitarist Tony Phillips, and bass player Josh Quillen began writing material together. “We quickly knew we were on the right track as the music began to pour out of us,” Artis says. Soon they had written enough to complete an EP and headed into the studio in early 2017. After much anticipation, they released their first single, “Dying Inside,” on May 5, 2017. On Tour Monthly describes the track as “a straight-up and in-your-face sound that has been received with open arms by all that have heard it.” The band released a music video to go along with the single. After so much success with the first single, the band headed back to Nashville to put the finishing touches on their EP in early 2017. "Facing Fire has been the chance of a lifetime. I finally get to make the kind of music I've always wanted. When all the pieces come together like this and there's that chemistry there, it's an amazing experience as an artist. You can't help but want to work even harder and do even more. We just want to explore where the music takes us and we really hope the listeners will be as involved in the experience as we are," says Phillips. The band then rounded out their lineup by adding Samuel Gibson on drums and began crafting their live show. After receiving several offers from various labels, the band finally settled on a deal with Pavement Entertainment in July of 2017. "We have been fans for a long time of many of the bands on this label and we knew it would be a good fit to propel our music to the next level," said Artis. The EP is coming out through Pavement Entertainment on February 16, 2018. The bad is excited to bring their heavy-hitting music to life. Look for Facing Fire with their high energy live performance in a city near you!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dr Traci Stein

Listen to "Dr Traci Stein Releases The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management" on Spreaker. More than 100 million Americans suffer from a chronic pain condition – as many as 1.5 billion people worldwide, and countless others struggle with feeling anxious, unhappy, and stuck in unhealthy patterns – but one psychologist and integrative medicine expert believes people can take control of their well-being by using natural techniques to craft a balanced health plan. “So many people can live a happier, fuller life, but they need to become aware of the tools out there to help them feel better physically, spiritually and emotionally,” said Traci Stein, PhD, MPH, a New York-based licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Stein, who penned the award-winning book from Adams Media, The Everything Guide to Integrative Pain Management, has a prescription for not only pain management, but an empowering approach to achieving maximum well-being. Dr. Stein is a health psychologist who is certified in clinical hypnosis, a expert on integrative medicine, an adjunct professor at both Teachers College, Columbia University, and at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia, the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) topic expert at, and the former director of Integrative Medicine in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. She has developed eleven affirming self-hypnosis and meditation audio programs on topics that include developing a healthy body image, self-esteem improvement, mindfulness meditation, how to create positive change, conquering procrastination, and more. Her newest audio programs, “Guided Imagery for Developing Your Intuition,” and “Guided Meditation for Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships” will be released in mid-December 2017. Her approach is collaborative and multidisciplinary, emphasizing out-of-the-box thinking. She also emphasizes that patients usually have the best outcomes when they understand that both health and illness are multifaceted, and thus, benefit from a multi-pronged approach. “Think of each area of one’s life, and each healing tool, as spokes on a wheel. Each spoke contributes support in a unique way,” says Dr. Stein. “When one or more spokes are weaker, or out of balance, it is much harder to feel and be well.” Dr. Stein also has studied intuitive development for nearly two decades and can discuss how to help people tap into their own intuitive guidance to make better decisions and enhance feelings of spiritual connectedness and personal meaning. “Most people have an aspect of themselves that is far wiser, and infinitely more self-compassionate, than they realize. We can access this inner sage more readily via regular meditation, prayer, or guided imagery. Our intuitive guidance can help us know when we are on the right track regarding relationships, career paths, and can help us make better personal health choices. Paying attention to one’s intuition can also help therapists be more attuned and helpful to their patients.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Vinny Esposito

Listen to "Vinnie Esposito From The Garage To The Super Bowl" on Spreaker. How much has the digital age affected and infected the way quality is delivered? Vinny Esposito knows the journey hasn't come easy but he's taken his trail from the garage to the Super Bowl. One of the most creative business minds in the South East, Vinny continues to build upon a vision of true leadership. His new book features eight explosive chapters on how to utilize your personal strength to reach not out of the box but to drop the walls and put yourself beyond city limits. For some the pay off for hard work and dedication is money. Not in Vinny's heart, the payoff for him is getting more involved and deeper into the vibration of the community. I've known Vinny for many year, totally respecting his drive and the perfection of his image. Then I saw something in that picture that through me onto his Facebook page to ask if he was going to be running for public office. His words, his story, his visibility was changing right before our eyes and I needed to know who, what, where, why, how and when? His answers will shock you because he's that transparent. More importantly he's that humble. From the studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joe Pera

Listen to "Joe Pera Talks With You On Adult Swim" on Spreaker. He’s Now a Breakfast Food Specialist, Just in Time for Your Morning Interview with Him. The Funnyman Heads to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula For Adult Swim’s All-New Original Series Joe Pera Talks With You. Created by and starring Joe Pera,Joe Pera Talks With Youfollows a teacher (Pera) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as he explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee, orange juice, maple syrup, waffles, cornbread, and strawberries. Joe Pera most recently performed his stand up onLate Night With Seth Meyersto rave reviews. His animated specialJoe Pera Talks You To Sleepcan be seen on Adult Swim, which he executive produced, wrote and voiced. Joe has created, directed and produced digital content through his production company Chestnut Walnut Unlimited. He performs stand- up comedy in venues around the country and on television.

Marty Krofft

Listen to "Marty Krofft Receives Lifetime Of Achievement Award" on Spreaker. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today proudly announced that Sid and Marty Krofft, two legendary television producers, and Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, stars of television, film and stage and will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards this year during the Daytime Emmy® Awards. The Krofft Brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards which will take place on Friday, April 27th, 2018, while Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes will be celebrated on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the 45th Daytime Emmy® Awards. Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California. "I've been star-struck by the dynamic duo of Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes for decades," said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS. "The scope of their work across the television, film and stage landscape is amazing. Their continuing roles of almost 50 years on Days of Our Lives, where they also met and married, is a Daytime story like no other! Sid and Marty Krofft, our Daytime Creative Arts honorees, are masters of children's television programming and have been part of my family viewing since the creation of H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Land Of The Lost. Their terrific variety programs such as The Donny and Marie Series on ABC and Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters have only solidified the breadth of their talent across the television spectrum." The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2017 calendar year. The 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and The Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution ("DMDS") for the submission, judging and voting of all programs in the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Daytime Emmy Awards and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers

Listen to "Joe Grushecky and the House Rockers raw" on Spreaker. If it’s worthy rock n’ roll that you’re after, the latest release from Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, ‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows,’ will most certainly meet your requirements. “‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows’ is our first studio recording since 2009’s ‘East Carson Street’,” the band leader, Joe Grushecky explains. “The last few years have been marked by loss and turmoil. This record has me facing down the past while looking to embrace the future as a man who has definitely seen more yesterdays than tomorrows. That does not mean we are ready to go quietly into the night. Rather, we are starting fresh with a new hard earned perspective and a new line-up. The Houserockers are more than ever, ready to rock.” Joining Grushecky on the album is guitarist Danny Gochnour, bassist Jeff Garrison, and drummer Joffo Simmons, as well as a certain person that Grushecky has known for years. “My son, Johnny, who was born a Houserocker, steps into a new role as producer along with our soundman, Brian Coleman, and long-time producer, Rick Witkowski. Together, they have fashioned a sound that is both fresh and familiar.” There are certain tracks on the album that standout for the singer/songwriter. “‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows’ asks us to come together and help each other. It ties our past to our future and asks us to do our best in the here and now. It’s about waking up every day realizing your days are numbered, but indeed it is a brand new day. The Houserockers are the driving force behind the song proving we have no plans on slowing down anytime soon.” “‘That’s What Makes Us Great,’ ‘Burn Us Down,’ and ‘Hell To Pay’ are my state of the disunion address. As I was writing these songs, I asked myself, ‘How close are we to losing what we hold dear?’ Especially the song, ‘That’s What Makes Us Great’, which was the first single from the album, we collaborated with my good friend, Bruce Springsteen, to make one heck of a rocker. And ‘One Beautiful Night’ is my tribute to the Brill Building and all of those old great Drifters records. I wanted the listener to feel like they were strolling down the Boardwalk on a hot summer night. And with ‘Work in Progress,’ I just want to get a little better everyday. “Hope I die before I get old.” No way. On this record, we put all those years learning our craft into the songs.” It's surprising that "Joe Grushecky" is not a better-known name amongst the rock n' roll community. After all, he has worked with the crème de la crème of the rock business over the years: Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter are listed as producers of his 1980 release ‘Have A Good Time but Get Out Alive!’ (Steven Van Zandt was unlisted as a co-producer), Steve Cropper produced his 1981 set ‘Blood on the Bricks,’ and Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen!) produced Joe's 1995 album ‘American Babylon,’ and toured with Grushecky as his guitarist that same year (Bruce and Joe have continued to perform and co-write together). Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serving as the leader of the Iron City Houserockers, Grushecky and company created a buzz with ‘Have A Good Time but Get Out Alive!,’ which Rolling Stone called a "new American classic." And despite never scoring that all-important breakthrough hit, Grushecky has certainly built a following, which continues to this day - as evidenced by the arrival of ‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows.’ As the man himself states, “This record is an essential for all fans of Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, and everyone else who just loves rock n’ roll.”

Jennifer Palmieri

Listen to "Jennifer Palmieri Releases Dear Madam President" on Spreaker. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This, of course, was seen during Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. As she makes clear in DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT, Palmieri believes Clinton’s candidacy revealed how, despite all the gains women have made, we still struggle to envision a woman as president. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail—confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection—can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. That is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women hoping to make a difference and challenging a man’s version of how a woman leader should act, talk, and dress. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. Whether you are running for office, just starting after college, climbing the corporate ladder, or endeavoring to assert yourself in virtually any situation, DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will inspire and embolden you to attain your goals on your own terms.

Jon Huertas

Listen to "Jon Huertas From Altered Perception" on Spreaker. Jon Huertas plays Miguel on the NBC drama "This Is Us." An actor of the stage and screen, Huertas is well known for his multiple-award-winning performance as Detective Javier Esposito on the ABC hit television series "Castle," as well as his portrayal of Sergeant Antonio "Poke" Espera on HBO's Emmy Award-winning miniseries "Generation Kill." Huertas won the 2012 NCLR ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama, as well as a 2012 Prism Award for Performance in a Drama Episode - both for his work on "Castle." In recent years, Huertas has moved behind the camera to direct the short films "The Box" and "Lone," in which he also starred and wrote the screenplays. He produced the short film "After School Special" and is producing several documentaries, including "Ricky," "American Dreamers," "The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story" and "The Prison Phoenix Trust." His voice work includes the character of Alberto in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2" and the "Halo" videogame series for Microsoft's Xbox. ABOUT ALTERED PERCEPTION, OPENING IN THEATERS AND ON VOD & DIGITAL ON MAY 4TH When the government attempts to produce a designer drug aimed at correcting the false perceptions that people develop during trauma and stress, the implications are deadly. Advertised as a cure for socio-political tensions, four couples volunteer, but end up with far more than they bargained for as their past and present are examined while taking variations of the new drug. However, this causes them to doubt their own memory, perceptions - and even their own sanity in this thriller in the vein of Disturbing Behavior and The Faculty

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sistine Chapel Choir

Listen to "Diego Gaston Zamudio From The Sistine Chapel Choir" on Spreaker. With a 1500-year history, the Sistine Chapel Choir is the oldest and most respected active choir in the world today. Officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, part of the Choir’s significance is due to its endurance through several centuries, including the Renaissance, which was a fundamental period for the Choir as it found its “theatre” in the Sistine Chapel. Along with the Chapel’s testament to historical beauty with all its frescoes, the Sistine Chapel provides distinctive acoustics that have influenced the Choir’s renowned musical repertoire, one that strikes a perfect balance between tradition and originality. In addition to the Sistine Chapel Choir’s cultural legacy, it plays an active part during the papal celebrations in St Peter’s Basilica and in the Sistine Chapel itself. SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR U.S. TOUR DATES DATE CITY VENUE 07.03.18 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre 07.07.18 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall 07.09.18 St. Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox Theatre 07.11.18 Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House, presented by Corporate Travel 07.13.18 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center 07.17.18 Boston, MA Wang Theatre 07.21.18 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theatre 07.23.18 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater About the Sistine Chapel Choir The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, is the oldest choir in the world and the Pope’s personal choir. In 2016, the Sistine Chapel Choir was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK Award for classical music. As early as the 5th and 6th centuries

Paige Goldberg Tolmach

Listen to "Paige Goldberg Releases What Haunts Us" on Spreaker. The 1979 class of Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina graduated 49 boys. Within the last 35 years, six of them died by suicide. When Paige hears about the suicide of yet another former schoolmate, she begins to take a deeper look at the past and starts to ask questions that almost no one in Charleston wants to answer. As she digs deeper, she begins to hear the awful truth about a beloved teacher who methodically manipulated and molested many of his students for years. It becomes her obsession to understand how it could have happened in plain view and, as it turns out, with the knowledge of the school. What Haunts Us becomes a story about our obligation to speak up and protect those who can't protect themselves. It's a story about how silence is complicity and about finding the courage to unearth what lies below the surface in order to shine a light on the truth of our own past. The documentary is premiering this weekend in theaters and early next week nationwide on STARZ.

Sharane Calister

Listen to "Sharane Calister From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Music has served as the only constant in Sharane's turbulent upbringing. At10, Sharane was adopted by an older cousin while her twin sister was adopted by an outside family member. Sharane's adoptive mom was soon diagnosed with breast cancer and continues her battle. The violin became an escape for Sharane during these difficult times. It wasn't until high school gospel choir that Sharane and her sister were finally reunited. After graduation, Sharane began traveling with bands that perform all over the country at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Song: "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Steve Brusatte

Listen to "Steve Brusatte Releases The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs" on Spreaker. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A NEW HISTORY OF A LOST WORLD by STEVE BRUSATTE. This sweeping scientific history – the only one of its kind – tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. Author STEVE BRUSATTE traces their inauspicious origins from small shadow dwellers – themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period – into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. Rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer recreates the dinosaurs’ heyday during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period (66 million years ago), when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all!) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in the earth’s history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a “sixth extinction.” Along the way, Brusatte recalls compelling stories from his globe-trotting journey studying these legendary beasts during one of the most exciting eras in dinosaur research and offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptors from China. Including more than 70 original illustrations and photographs, this electrifying scientific history will be the definitive book on the subject for years to come and is sure to appeal to readers who enjoyed popular science books like Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes. As Brusatte writes, “The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock – the clues that tell this story. To me, it’s one of the greatest narratives in the history of our planet.”

Jeremy Wade

Listen to "Jeremy Wade 's Wild Rivers On Animal Planet" on Spreaker. Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers In this new, six-part series, Jeremy sets out to examine and explore some of the planet’s largest waterways with the same immersive style that made River Monsters a global success. He’ll be taking the pulse of the Amazon, the Ganges, the Yangtze, the Mississippi, the Danube, and the Zambezi to understand how exploitation and pollution are contributing to the ruin of rivers that were once the lifeblood of communities and home to his beloved monsters. From bustling cities to remote jungles, Animal Planet audiences will travel with Jeremy around the globe as he meets the people who live alongside these majestic rivers, hearing their stories as he unearths the truth. Armed with astonishing new evidence, Jeremy will utilize his unparalleled knowledge and experience to gather what he can about the rivers health and sustainability. Together with the people that rely on these rivers, Jeremy will prove there is hope and every act big or small can make a significant contribution to improving the health of these rivers.

Steven Hyden

Listen to "Steven Hyden Releases Twilight Of The Gods" on Spreaker. "A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams. Every page is an irresistible argument starter."-Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists-including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who-has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock's greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden's story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music-are they ephemeral or eternal?

Britton Buchanan

Listen to "Britton Buchanan From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Growing up, Britton preferred picking flowers in the outfield to playing the actual game. He left sports behind and followed his intuition toward guitar and musical theatre. Britton's parents introduced him to '70s and '80s rock and folk music. When he was 13, he joined a classic rock band and a year later won a songwriting contest that gave him the opportunity to record with renowned engineer John Davenport, whose credits include Robert Palmer's "Riptide" album, as well as Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A." Britton is now embarking on his solo career as a music artist.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Neil Strauss

Listen to "Neil Strauss Releases The Truth" on Spreaker. From 8-time New York Times bestselling author and award-winning ROLLING STONE journalist NEIL STRAUSS comes THE TRUTH: An Eye-Opening Odyssey Through Love Addiction, S*x Addiction, and Extraordinary Relationships (Dey Street Books) THE TRUTH is a shockingly personal and brutally honest memoir that faces the terror of commitment and intimacy head on —and discovers not just the hidden causes but the controversial solutions. In the process, Neil seeks answers to the world’s most perplexing relationship questions: Namely, why is it that we have a drive to be in a relationship, yet most relationships fail due to cheating, resentment, indifference, lack of passion, emotional abuse, financial issues, or some form of power struggle? Are we somehow, as a society, doing relationships all wrong? In this wild and highly entertaining ride, Straus furthermore explores the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day

Too Slim And The Taildraggers

Listen to "Too Slim and the Taildraggers Release High Desert Heat" on Spreaker. VizzTone is proud to announce the new album release from TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS, HIGH DESERT HEAT. HIGH DESERT HEAT is being released through the VizzTone label group, in partnership with Underworld Records, on April 27, 2018. Acclaimed road-tested guitar dynamo Tim “Too Slim” Langford and his band The Taildraggers unleash HIGH DESERT HEAT, the latest giant step in the evolution of their contemporary Blues/Rock sound that has been described as “Straight Whiskey Blues with a Southern Rock Beer Chaser.” The album features nine new original compositions and a rocking reworking of the Chambers Brothers’ classic “Time Has Come Today.” With an ever-growing fan base, Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ previous six releases have all hit the Top 10 in the BillBoard Blues Album Chart. Slide guitar master, passionate vocalist and composer, Tim Langford, has won multiple individual awards for Best Guitarist, Best Slide Guitarist, and Best Songwriter. Langford and the band are in the Hall of Fame in three Northwest Blues societies. The Taildraggers are Jeff "Shakey" Fowlkes on drums and vocals, and Zach Kasik on bass and vocals. The album also features special guest Sheldon "Bent Reed" Ziro on harominca.

Amy Chozick

Listen to "Amy Chozick Chasing Hillary" on Spreaker. The debut memoir from award-winning New York Times journalist Amy Chozick, CHASING HILLARY: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling (Harper; on sale April 24, 2018; $27.99), is the rollicking, irreverent, refreshingly honest personal story of Chozick's decade spent covering Hillary Clinton's pursuit of the presidency. Chozick's front-row seat covering Clinton's imploding 2008 campaign and then her assignment to "The Hillary Beat" ahead of the 2016 election, set off a nearly ten-year journey in which the formative years of her twenties and thirties became-both personally and professionally-intrinsically intertwined to Clinton's presidential ambitions. Chozick's candor and clear-eyed perspective-from her seat on the Hillary bus and reporting from inside the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters, to her run-ins with Donald J. Trump-provide fresh intrigue and insights into the story we thought we all knew. This is the real story of what happened, with the kind of dishy, inside details that repeatedly surprise and enlighten. But CHASING HILLARY is also the poignant story of how Chozick came to understand Clinton not as an unknowable enigma and political animal but as a complex person, full of contradictions and forged in the political battles and media storms that had long predated Chozick's years of coverage. And as Chozick gets married, attempts to infiltrate the upper echelons of political journalism and inquires about freezing her eggs so she can have children after the 2016 campaign, she dives deeper into decisions Clinton had made at similar points in her life. "Like millions of American women, Hillary's career and her ultimate defeat brought to light tensions in my own life," Chozick said. Through chronicling the highs and lows of the most noxious and wildly dramatic presidential election in American history, Chozick develops a unique understanding of what drove Clinton, how she accomplished what no woman had before, and why she ultimately failed. Illuminating, laugh-out-loud funny, CHASING HILLARY is a campaign book like never before that reads like a fast-moving political novel.

Kool And The Gang

Listen to "Ronald Bell From Kool And The Gang" on Spreaker. Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time. In 1964, Khalis Bayyan (AKA Ronald Bell) and his brother, Robert “Kool” Bell, joined Jersey City neighborhood friends Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield, George Brown, and Charles Smith to create a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. At first calling themselves the Jazziacs, the band went through various names – The New Dimensions, The Soul Town Band, Kool & the Flames – before settling on their moniker. Over the next several years they solidified their musical chemistry on the rough-and-tumble East Coast music scene supporting acts like Bill Cosby, Ritchie Havens and Richard Pryor. Their self-titled 1969 debut album introduced their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements and spawned their first Billboard R&B charted single, Kool & the Gang.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Ted Bell

Listen to "Ted Bell Releases Overkill" on Spreaker. New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell delivers the milestone 10th novel in the acclaimed Alex Hawke series with OVERKILL (William Morrow, on sale 5/1/2018). On a ski vacation in the Swiss Alps high above St. Moritz, Alex Hawke and his young son, Alexei, are thrust into danger when the tram carrying them to the top of the mountain bursts into flame, separating the two. Before he can reach Alexei, the boy is snatched from the burning cable car by unknown assailants in a helicopter. Meanwhile, high above the skies of France, Vladimir Putin is aboard his presidential jet after escaping a bloodless coup in the Kremlin. When two flight attendants collapse and slip into unconsciousness, the Russian leader realizes the danger isn’t over. Killing the pilots, he grabs a parachute, steps out of the plane . . . and disappears. Hawke has led his share of dangerous assignments, but none with stakes this high. To save his son, he summons his trusted colleagues, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard Ambrose Congreve, former U.S. Navy SEAL Stokley Jones, Jr., and recruits a crack Hostage Rescue Team—a group of elite soldiers of fortune known as "Thunder & Lighting." Before they can devise a rescue plan, Hawke must figure out who took his boy—and why. An operative who has fought antagonists around the globe, Hawke has made many enemies; one may hold the key to finding Alexei before it’s too late. But an unexpected threat complicates their mission. Making his way to "Falcon’s Lair," the former Nazi complex created for Hitler, Putin is amassing an impressive armory that he intends to use for his triumphant return to Moscow. Only one man can smash the Russian president’s plan for domination—a master counterspy who will cross every line to save his son . . . and maybe save the world itself in the bargain.

Mark Nawara From The Outfit

Listen to "Mark Nawara From The Outfit" on Spreaker. From the streets of Chicago, something is brewing. Chicago veteran musicians, brothers Mark and Matt Nawara, and Mike Gorman, along with Phoenix, Arizona's, Andy Mitchell have formed The Outfit. The Outfit brings you straight up rock and roll, with catchy hooks and an aggressive sound. The Nawara brothers played the Chicago club scene for years, along with writing and recording original music. Mike Gorman comes from two legendary Chicago bands, Pezband and Off Broadway. Rounding out the lineup is singer/songwriter and guitarist Andy Mitchell, whose past bands included Dish, Verona and 9 Volt. The Outfit recently completed their debut album. The album was engineered by Chicago music veteran Matt Mercado at Sonic Palace Studios in Oak Park, Illinois. Mixing was done in Los Angeles by Grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer and mixer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, Static-x, White Zombie, Deftones, and Breaking Benjamin).

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joe Hagan

Listen to "Joe Hagan The Hall Of Fame And Sticky Fingers" on Spreaker. Every year, the Rock Hall kicks up drama, recrimination and in-fighting over nominations and inductions. In STICKY FINGERS: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine, author Joe Hagan details how the Hall of Fame came to be, who got screwed in the making of it, what a nomination means to an artist, and why the institution continues to cause so much unrest among musicians. Indeed, the backstory of the Rock Hall is as interesting as anything that happens on stage. Like rock and roll itself, the Hall of Fame began with a theft (Wenner and former Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun wrested the idea from someone else). Once given the reins, Wenner acted like a strongman and gatekeeper, favoring some bands and genres over others. The slights and recriminations of Wenner’s Rock Hall have become the stuff of legend. With Rolling Stone in the hands of new owners, and Wenner receding from influence, what will finally become of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Joe Hagan, author of the acclaimed bestseller STICKY FINGERS

Nerd Band

Listen to "Band Nerds Forget Me Nots" on Spreaker. We Are Band Nerds’ new album, Forget Me Nots, hits shelves everywhere digitally today, February 23, 2018, via Pavement Entertainment. We Are Band Nerds is composed of Brandon Cross (Lead Singer/Rapper), Tony Lucas (Rapper/Vocalist), Dorian “Scullie” Thomas (Guitarist), Carlos “DJ Sol*Los” Juarez (DJ/Sampler), Stephen “S Dot” Bonilla (Drums), and Santos "Sandman" Johnson (Bass). The Band Nerds’ sound is a unique take on the nu metal experience, as it creatively blends elements of jazz, metal, electronic, rap, and rock music. They are Deftones meets Outkast, weaving the former’s melodic approach to hard rock with the latter’s eclectic style of hip hop to create a unique tapestry of sound, allowing their music to appeal to a variety of individuals with a range of life experiences. Their lyrics tackle the real-life perspective of middle class minorities, discussing relationships, racism, and poverty; they also provide a motivational and relatable commentary. The infectious energy on stage during a Band Nerds performance urges you to jump up and down and whip your hair back and forth, all the while screaming along to songs like “I Could Change” and “Whore.” “I Could Change” is an introspective song about feeling hopeless and stuck when your life hasn’t panned out the way you expected, and “Whore” is an all too familiar ode to being burned in a relationship and seeking non-committal relationships while nurturing your wounded soul.