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


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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

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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.