Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Mark Nawar From The Outfit


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The Outfit, from Chicago, have been creating a buzz since coming on to the rock scene. Their first single  “Soldier Boy” released in 2018, secured the #34 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart. The band isn’t re-inventing the wheel, and it never tries to; thats it’s charm. The three words to describe the band is original, bold, rock.

The Outfit shows they have the chops of veteran musicians, yet the forward thinking attitude to make an impact with a fresh unique sound for today's music scene. The instant gratification track “Viking” has been received enthusiastically by crowds at the bands recent performances, including the Rock USA festival last summer. "Viking" also cracked The Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart late last year, peaking at #24, while the video has over 360,000 views on You Tube, and over 90,000 plays on Spotify.

The band is getting ready to lauch their new single "Come Alive". Lead singer Andy Mitchell says “Come Alive” ia a song about living in your dreams.  A place where you can go to see friends and love ones that have passed on.  A place where the dead come alive."

The Outfit will release their new album entitled "Viking" on March 27th, 2020, via Pavement Entertainment. The album was mixed by multi-platinum producer Ulrich Wild (Breaking Benjamin, Static-X, Deftones, Pantera, and White Zombie).

The band will continue touring this year and will make stops in February 2020 at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, along with shows in Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix. Later this summer they will be opening for Puddle of Mudd on select dates.

Reelly Godd Movies With Gabe

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Four new films found their way into theaters over the weekend. Gabe puts us in the center of the action when he reveals what it's like to see an old video game character come to life. Then Downhill. Is it an uphill battle to get people in? The Photograph is a huge keeper because of the love in the story. And you'll never forget Liam in Ordinary Love.

Matthew Modine And Niles Fitch

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/22949306" data-resource="episode_id=22949306" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Matthew Modine and Niles Fitch From The Movie Miss Virginia" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Miss Virginia stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system and fights to create a scholarship program for her at-risk son and children like him. Matthew Modine plays Congressman Clifford Williams, a politician who becomes Virginia’s unlikely ally in her fight for the district’s poorest children. Niles Fitch plays Virginia’s gifted but troubled son.

Matthew Modine is an Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee for his outstanding work in the miniseries And the Band Played On. He rose to prominence through his role as US Marine Corp Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. His other film roles include the title character in Alan Parker’s Birdy, the high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, Drake Goodman in Pacific Heights and Dr. Ralph Wyman in Short Cuts. On television, Modine portrayed Dr. Martin Brenner in Stranger Things, the oversexed Sullivan Groff on Weeds and Ivan Turing in Proof.

Niles Fitch is best known for his role as young Randall in the hit series This is Us. He made his television debut with a guest appearance in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, followed by a recurring role in Season 7 of Army Wives. His film credits include St. Vincent and Roman J. Israel Esq.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Kyndal Inskeep

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Growing up wasn’t easy for Kyndal. Her father was mostly absent and when her mom remarried, she was the only one in her family with a different last name. She felt she didn’t fit in and was often lonely, but music brought her joy. She got a guitar for Christmas and wrote her first song at 8 years old. By 13, she was gigging and posting videos of her singing. At 19, she moved to Nashville and finally felt at home. Kyndal is currently a nanny for four kids during the day and continues to perform her original music by night.

Debbie Allen


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They've Gotta Have Us, a dynamic chronicle of art, activism and race in Black Cinema featuring in-depth interviews with some of Hollywood's most iconic voices, has been acquired by ARRAY Releasing as the company's first series acquisition. ARRAY will premiere the docu-series on Netflix on February 5, 2020. ARRAY has also acquired distribution rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. The announcement was made by ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay.
They've Gotta Have Us was conceived, produced and directed by Simon Frederick, a UK-based self-taught artist, photographer, filmmaker and broadcaster. The series features revealing interviews with many barrier-breaking filmmakers and stars, including Diahann Carroll, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, John Boyega, Harry Belafonte, Robert Townsend, David Oyelowo, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Debbie Allen and Barry Jenkins.
The series also includes clips from and commentary about such seminal films as Carmen Jones, Claudine, Lilies of the Field, Do The Right Thing, Boyz in the Hood, Hollywood Shuffle, Black Panther and Moonlight.
"As a company whose mission is to amplify voices of people of color, They've Gotta Have Us speaks directly to our highest ideas of inclusion, cultural context and community. Not only are we introducing an exciting artist like Simon Frederick to a new audience, but his project shares the stories of Black Cinema's most influential filmmakers and actors," said ARRAY President Tilane Jones.

Boaz Frankel


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LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER: A Book About Love - is a celebration of the universal phenomenon that couples bring out the best in each other, but also the weirdest. The book features a collection of funny diagrams and charts, mini-comics, quirky lists and facts, and more joyfully bizarre oddments

 This colorful and fully illustrated compendium of quirky love contains:
Animal relationship facts, like how pufferfish create sand patterns to impress mates.
Relationship records, such as the longest underwater kiss, clocked in at 20 minutes.
Questions to determine how comfortable you are with your significant other. For example, are you “sharing drinks (one straw)” comfortable or “sharing drinks (two straws)” comfortable?
Romantic nicknames from around the world, including mon petit chou, which translates to “my little cabbage” in French.
Quirky couples throughout history, such as Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, chief manicurists to ancient Egyptian pharaoh Nyuserre Ini, who were also lovers. Their joint tomb is decorated with sweet and  affectionate paintings of the two men.

There is even a sampling of strange love-related laws (in New Orleans, fortune tellers and palm readers are not able to officiate at weddings), a selection of untraditional romantic getaway destinations (get hitched at Voodoo Doughnuts and snack on some doughnuts customized to resemble the newlyweds), a flowchart to help couples determine the type of pet that best suits them, and more!

LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER also includes a bonus sheet of temporary tattoos designed specifically for partners—a pair of mismatched socks, a heart proclaiming “I’m the better singer,” and more. A rare relationship book that captures the rituals and tiny two-person universes that couples create together, in a sweet, small package filled with humor, charming illustrations, and endearing quirkiness, it’s the perfect gift for a significant other on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or as a just-because-I-love-you gift!

Huey Lewis

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Huey Lewis & The News have announced their new album, Weather, out February 14th on BMG. Featuring the group's first new, original songs since 2001's Plan B LP - plus one cover of the classic Eugene Church soul burner "Pretty Girls Everywhere" - Weather was produced in-house by Huey and the guys, just like every record they've made since the early 1980s.
Along with the announcement, Huey Lewis & The News have unveiled a new single and album opener, "While We're Young" - listen here:
https://youtu.be/3aT4g-fu-R4
Following their previous offering "Her Love Is Killin' Me" - a "harmonica-topped, gritty-voiced, good-natured boogie that has Huey Lewis & The News sounding like absolutely nothing has changed since the mid-1980s" (The New York Times) - "While We're Young" delivers another preview of the patience and positivity at the core of Weather.
Unaware that recording sessions were about to be cut short by a 2018 Ménière's disease diagnosis that could keep him from ever singing again, Lewis reflects on fleeting mortality with a rasp as uninhibited, witty, and confident as ever, backed by the same strength of smooth-sailing soul arrangements that first launched the group to international superstardom.
Realized through years spent road-testing the tracks on tour, Lewis calls Weather some of the band's best work. Songs evoke the superlative eras of Sports and Fore! (one of the small number of albums to ever generate five or more Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100), and extend to blues shuffles, classic R&B, and even a hint of country twang (check out "One Of The Boys," a song Dave Cobb originally asked Lewis to write for Willie Nelson).
Huey Lewis & The News recorded Weather at their own Troutfarm Studio in Marin County, CA, and once again brought in the mixing expertise of studio legend Bob Clearmountain. Clearmountain and The News have had a long-running relationship, and he is credited with mixing many of the band's hits, including "Do You Believe In Love," "The Heart Of Rock & Roll," "I Want A New Drug," and "If This Is It," to name a few.
Weather marks a fresh opportunity for new generations of fans to discover why Huey Lewis & The News have sold over 30 million albums, topped numerous charts, earned Grammy wins, Academy Award nominations, and a spot on Billboard's recent list of the Top 125 Artists of All Time.
As Lewis says, "You've got to look on the bright side and stay creative. Even if I never sing again, things could always be worse. After all, I'm deaf, not dead."

Monday, February 17, 2020

Andrew Zimmern


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What's Eating America, hosted by four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern, which premieres on Sunday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET with a special two-hour long episode featuring fellow award-winning chef and humanitarian José Andrés.
In each of the series' five episodes, Zimmern travels the country to explore some of the most provocative political issues impacting Americans today - immigration, climate change, addiction, voting rights and healthcare - through the lens of food. Zimmern seeks out the inspiring stories of individuals most affected by these issues, and those seeking to change them:
Sunday, February 16 from 9-11 p.m. ET: "Who's Feeding America" - In the first episode, Zimmern is joined by Andrés to reveal the role immigrants play in putting food on America's table. Throughout the premiere, Zimmern and Andrés go behind-the-scenes to unravel U.S. immigration policies and how the food industry utilizes migrant and immigrant labor on a daily basis.
Sunday, February 23 from 9-10 p.m. ET: "Overcooked" - The U.S. food system is heavily impacted by climate change. Zimmern travels to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where the native perch fish is disappearing from the warming waters of Lake Michigan. In New Jersey, he meets scientists creating the farm of the future where fresh greens are grown inside a converted steel mill instead of farms.
Sunday, March 1 from 9-10 p.m. ET: "A Chef's Story" - Zimmern, a former addict who is now 30 years sober, reveals how he found his way from homelessness to recovery through food and cooking. In this moving episode, he focuses on the growing problem of alcohol and addiction in the restaurant business and how it can offer a path forward to those in recovery.
Sunday, March 8 from 9-10 p.m. ET: "A Seat at the Table" - To explore why many Americans are excluded from the ballot box, Zimmern embarks on a journey through southern battleground states. To find answers, he shares meals with voting rights activists, meets with reformed felons fighting to have their rights restored and questions the politicians behind voting registration bills.
Sunday, March 15 from 9-10 p.m. ET: "The Fresh Food Fail" - Zimmern travels to the heart of the country to explore the state of America's healthcare where the population is eating more processed food than ever before. The episode takes a look at the relationship between food and health in the U.S.
"There is no more important time than right now to be telling stories about civics, politics and culture through food," said Andrew Zimmern. "Food, after all, is the love language of our national discourse. Kitchen table civics and food politics have been absent from our dialogue at this level for a long time. I can't wait for the viewers to see an entertaining show that dives deeply into the important issues of our day."
Tune in to What's Eating America on MSNBC on Sunday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET and follow along with @MSNBC and @andrewzimmern on Twitter using #WhatsEatingAmerica.

Allison Ashley

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Allison Ashley is a music-loving, coffee-drinking mom of two who loves love stories. She’s an oncology pharmacist and spends her days focused on helping patients through one of the hardest things life can throw at them. Her escape has always been books—specifically books about happiness, love, and laughter—and it was inevitable that she’d eventually write her own. She promises to always write stories with deep romance, intense connection, and humor…but most of all, that coveted happy ever after.

Kasim Sulton

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World renowned bass player Kasim Sulton will once again be celebrating his longtime association with the ground breaking progressive rock band Utopia and their legacy by performing a limited number of shows consisting entirely of Utopia music with a full band. The set list will be comprised of songs hand-picked by Sulton, spanning the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs.

Sulton joined Utopia in 1976 when the group settled into it's most recognizable quartet of Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals), Roger Powell (keyboards, vocals), and Willie Wilcox (drums, vocals). All four band members wrote, sang, produced, and engineered the material on their critically acclaimed albums. Sulton wrote and sang lead on Utopia's biggest hit, "Set Me Free," from their best-selling album Adventures in Utopia (1980), which reached #27 on the Billboard Top 40 charts.

"My career began with Utopia," says Sulton. "I can't think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a string of performances that showcase the special and unique music we created together." The tour kicks off Friday, February 28 in Washington D.C.

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton is recognized and   respected the world over as a solo artist, and for his work with other artists including Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall & Oates, Richie Sambora, Patti Smith, Patty Smyth, Mick Jagger, Blue Oyster Cult, and Don Felder to name just a few. He has added his esteemed input to a variety of projects, ranging from playing bass, keyboards, and/or guitar, to adding vocal harmonies, singing lead, and contributing as a songwriter, to producing entire albums, as he did with the Meat Loaf VH-1 Storytellers CD, released in 1999. His latest release, Live Bootleg - recorded in 2015 at The Cutting Room in NYC and Hotel Utah in San Francisco - features Kasim Sulton solo material and Utopia songs.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Doris Kearns Goodwin



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Catch up with world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize®-winning, New York Times #1 bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She executive produced the miniseries that aims to bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose true story is understood by few.

Most know that George Washington was a general, crossed the Delaware, led the Continental Army to victory over the British, was America’s first President and is the face on the dollar bill – but few know his entire epic story. Over the course of a three-night television event, “Washington” will weave together dramatic live action sequences, excerpts from Washington’s letters and insights from a roster of notable experts, historians and scholars to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history’s most iconic leaders. The miniseries will examine Washington’s transformation from a young man whose sole ambition was to rise to the highest ranks of colonial society, into a determined revolutionary who led a rag tag army against the British Empire. Ultimately, he would become the reluctant leader of a fledgling new nation and lay the foundation for its eventual emergence as the world’s greatest superpower.

The series will feature interviews with President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many others.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, and political commentator. She has written biographies of several U.S. presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln; and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Goodwin's book No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995. Some of her books have been adapted into TV miniseries and films.

Peter Noone

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British pop icon and multi-faceted performer Peter Noone has been awarded 2019's CEA (Casino Entertainment Awards) Entertainer Of The Year. The ceremony took place at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas. Noone beat out famous musical luminaries Barry Manilow and Dwight Yoakum. Of the award, Noone commented, "Quoting from the song he recorded at age 16, 'Something tells me I'm into something good". Presented by Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the Casino Entertainment Awards are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.
In other Peter Noone news, Noone continues to tour the United States with Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone tour dates. Accompanied by his band, he plays more than 200 shows a year performing hits spanning his impressive career and more. His show is unparalleled, a thoroughly enjoyable mix of music, comedic commentary and audience interaction. Since 2012, Peter Noone can be heard weekly on his show, "Something Good With Peter Noone" on Sirius XM's Sixties On Six channel. Please see below for tour dates with more to be announced for 2020.

Mark A Altman

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As excitement keeps building for the new Bond flick No Time to Die Bond fans may need something to tide them over until the movie comes out... The perfect solution? NOBODY DOES IT BETTER: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond (Forge Books, On-Sale: February 11, 2020) by bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, a must-read for all Bond fans this winter.
They've voyaged through the history of Star Trek (The Fifty Year Mission), fought their way through all the behind-the-scenes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Slayers & Vampires), and traced the evolution of Battlestar Galactica (So Say We All). Now, the critically-acclaimed and bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross return to chronicle one of pop culture's longest-lasting franchises with NOBODY DOES IT BETTER: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond.
For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, Altman and Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films.
As Kirkus recently praised, "Die-hard Bond fans will delight in this compendium." From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, Dr. No to Spectre, there's so much fascinating insider information for Bond devotees or anyone interested in one of the most essential chapters of Hollywood history (and of course, NOBODY DOES IT BETTER is best read shaken, not stirred).

Ryan Jay Reviews

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Valentines Day Weekend and two of the big releases in theaters this weekend totally miss the boat on bringing couples love peace and happiness. Ryan believes the trailer for Downhill is totally wrong and misleading while The Photograph seems to be more in love with its Jazzy soundtrack then the story. The big winner is Sonic!

Pod-Crashing Episode 43 Love Stories

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Pod-Crashing Episode 43 Love Stories

Today while sharing a conversation with published author Allison Ashley we spent a little time discussing the digital process.  With the enormous amount of success murder and suspense podcasts have been experiencing, how far are we from everlasting love stories from becoming podcast seasons and episodes?
It doesn’t seem like anything knew right?  Books on Tape was huge four decades ago whereas today Audible has picked up the reins.  Kindle Unlimited has their connection and off to the side are the little guys like Chirpbooks.com who promise audio books up to 95% off. 
Ronan Farrow has lifted the level of the experience.  Rather than dropping words and paragraphs onto the vocal tracks, his podcast The Catch And Kill totally breathes new life into the soul of published books.  Ronan shares the story.  He’s not reading it.  He’s developed a solid relationship with his followers in the way of saying, “This is not only how I lived it but why, when and where.”       
Can that same approach be used with a love story?  The narrator actually being a fly on the wall.  The author discussing their story rather than reading it by way of well edited structure.  Bill Burr is very good at taking his podcast into an area of, “Hey how are ya!  Welcome to my house.  Want a beer?  Damn I’ve got a lot on my mind. Pull up a chair and let’s swap some talk.” 
Radio Hall of Famer John Hancock once said to me, “Formatics and structure are there if you need it.  Connections begin with trusting your research and show prep then do nothing more than talk about it.  Don’t force it.  Don’t try to impersonate someone you like listening to.  Just talk about it.  You and that person on the other side.  You don’t need to know their name.  Maybe one day.  Right now you’re just trying to have a conversation.”
While in a moment with Allison Ashley the edge of my universe was interrupted by a fear for love story authors’ gone podcast.  Can you sell a book if what you’re pouring the energy of the storytelling into a pair of earbuds? 
Part of what drew me closer to podcasting was having the free spirit to promote promote promote.  In late 2012 I announced to my blogging community that I was leaving to write a book.  I invited them to tag along by way of this thing I just learned about.  They call it podcasting.  I’m not sure.  Yet I feel a huge pull to begin from a seed and let something I can’t see grow. 
As the chapters were coming together I used the digital talk box to not only share the uphill struggles, out of control inner visions but to take my sentences and set them on this new platform all in the name of seeing if a strong love story can actually be the subject of conversation without it sounding like its being read?
Not an easy task.  Mainly because of the radio background I was carrying.  Radio people and Podcasters are two completely different performances and expressions.  The book is titled Scrambled Eggs.  Because I’m all about branding.  Everything had to somehow feature the title.  So I dubbed the podcast Scrambled Egg Shells.  It lasted thirteen episodes and or thirteen of the fifty three chapters on the View from the Writing Instrument platform.
I returned to it today.  The first time I’ve heard it in seven years.  As a radio person we were painstakingly trained to turn a liner card into a conversational subject.  Liner cards versus chapters paints the perfect picture of me standing next to Godzilla and he’s in the mood to battle. 
I do believe love stories can be talked about rather than read. I strongly feel the next level of podcast play should be where readers want to take their imaginations.  Not by hearing their own voice reading the story but to experience by showing up as a listener.  Less work when that’s all you have to do. 
Back to the fear I had for Allison Ashley.  While in the midst of creativity sharing my heart spoke out, “Get off the subject.”  Ok here’s the reason why.  Podcasting is listening on demand.  How much money are listeners putting in the jukebox to hear your art?  Yeah I know, let’s get sponsors!  I mean Jack Brennan has them with Disgraceland.  So can we!  Not an easy of a task. 
Putting the book out there on a podcast at no cost is a hardcore first step toward bringing an injury to the inner core of why the book even exists. 
I know why I stopped recording.  I wasn’t convinced that I was selling books.  Wait! Wait!  We’ve gotta break it down.  The thirteenth episode was posted on April 28, 2014.  The digital world wasn’t anywhere near what we’re experiencing today.  I remember sitting in the production room with my face in my hands.  I was screwing up the process of connection.  In looking back the author who had spent two years writing the book wasn’t liking the idea of sharing it as a podcast.  How dare the radio person try and dominate this project!
Through inflection readers turned listeners could hear my interpretation of Scrambled Eggs.  They didn’t see the pictures hung on the walls of their imagination through their eyes meeting the page.  Until I came across Ronan Farrow the idea of gripping onto a listener’s heart and lightly tugging on it was something Casey Kasum had mastered on American Top 40.  It never felt like he was following a script.  He was sharing a story.     
Evolution is a cool thing.  Moving through the emotional mountains podcasters make then detonate requires honesty, persistence, perseverance, loyalty and more importantly patience bathed in forgiveness.  The writer in me had to figure it out.  To make nice with the radio guy.  To have playdates while taking long walks through late night battles with ideas and failures. 
Here’s the fun part about all of this.  If you want to podcast do it.  You don’t have to be as passionate.  That’s my sickness.  But somewhere along the journey.  Right before you say I quit.  The chewed up seed in your stomach is gonna pop out a tiny little green leaf.  Suddenly it’s no longer about reading but sharing a story.  Test the waters endlessly.  Build and rebuild constantly.  Gift yourself with a mental bikini wax then rip out the stuff you don’t need.
What’s the moral of the story?  Not everybody is blessed to have writers, producers, promoters and managers pushing your name and branding through the eye of a needle.  Joe Rogan announced last week that there are 900,000 different podcasts out here to choose from.  It’s not slowing down.
Yes love stories will make it to podcasting.  Guys will secretly listen to them.  When any story is shared right.  There’s always going to be an attraction.  Live in the moment.  While there do all you can to share some love with the podcasters that show up to bring you an incredible place to escape.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kiara Brown

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Kiara began singing before she could talk and started performing at 11 through the Collabo Youth Theater. From a young age, she was inspired to use music to make a positive difference in people's lives. Two years ago, Kiara was asked by the White House to sing the National Anthem at an event to raise awareness about campus violence. That same year, after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, she wrote a folk song called "58 Stars" for the 58 people who lost their lives that day. She was asked to perform the song at the memorial and later at a tribute benefit. Kiara comes to "The Voice" hoping to continue to touch people with her music.

Mike Rowe

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America has become slowly but undeniably disconnected from the most fundamental elements of civilization-food, energy, education, and the very nature of work itself.
Over the last 30 years, America has convinced itself that the best path for the most people is an expensive, four-year degree. Pop culture has glorified the "corner office job" while unintentionally belittling the jobs that helped build the corner office. As a result, our society has devalued any other path to success and happiness. Community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs are labeled as "alternative." Millions of well-intended parents and guidance counselors see apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities as "vocational consolation prizes," best suited for those not cut out for the brass ring: a four-year degree. The push for higher education has coincided with the removal of vocational arts from high schools nationwide. And the effects of this one-two punch have laid the foundation for a widening skills gap and massive student loan debt.
Today, the skills gap is wider than it's ever been. The cost of college tuition has soared faster than the cost of food, energy, real estate, and health care. Student loan debt is the second highest consumer debt category in the United States with more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 7 million jobs available across the country, the majority of which don't require a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of "shovel ready" jobs for a society that doesn't encourage people to pick up a shovel. We keep lending money we don't have to people who can't pay it back for jobs that don't exist. Bit by bit, our culture reaffirms the misguided belief that a career in the skilled trades shouldn't be desired. And that lack of enthusiasm has reshaped our expectations of a "good job" into something that no longer resembles work.
Why does Mike give a crap? He's addicted to paved roads, working electricity, and flushing toilets.
As an apprentice on the TV series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe traveled to every state and worked with plumbers, electricians, steamfitters, pipefitters, brick layers, farmers, fishers, and a bunch of other skilled workers who help keep our polite society humming along. They were individuals who found opportunity where no one else thought to look. They were entrepreneurs running successful businesses. They were happy people who managed to figure out a positive work-life balance. To his surprise, they didn't resemble the unflattering, blue-collar workers often portrayed in the media. This misperception resulted in an undeniable disparity between available skilled jobs and the unemployed local population. Week after week, Mike saw "Help Wanted" signs everywhere, even when unemployment took over news headlines. Our society didn't, and still doesn't, have a trained workforce standing by or willing to fill the positions that actually exist.
"Our crumbling infrastructure, our widening skills gap, the disappearance of vocational education, and the stratospheric rise in college tuition-these are not problems," Mike said. "These are symptoms of what we value. And right now, we have to reconnect the average American with the value of a skilled workforce. Only then, will the next generation aspire to do the work at hand."
In 2008, Mike created the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to launch a national PR campaign for skilled labor.
How do we change the prevailing misperception of skilled labor?
Make work cool again.
We're on a mission to help close the skills gap by challenging the stigmas and stereotypes that discourage people from pursuing the millions of available jobs. We're redefining the definition of a good education and a good job, because we don't think a four-year degree is the best path for the most people. We want people to understand the impact of skilled labor on their lives, and we're convinced that the solution has to start with a new appreciation for hard work.
Each year, we give away a modest pile of money through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program to help people get trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. We've proven that opportunities in the trades aren't alternatives to viable careers - they are viable careers. Through this program, we encourage people to learn a useful skill, and we reward those who demonstrate that they'll work their butts off. When it comes to hard work, there is no alternative. Since our inception, we've granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in Work Ethic scholarships and other like-minded programs or initiatives that also work to close the skills gap.
How do we define work ethic? The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
Back in 2008, Mike wanted to find a way to articulate the qualities he values most. He ended up writing The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, which stands for "Skills and Work Ethic Aren't Taboo." It's a collection of beliefs that outlines the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude that we believe every worker can benefit from embracing it. Full disclosure-it's not for everyone, and that's okay with us. But anyone who applies for the Work Ethic Scholarship Program must agree with and sign it.
How about some good advice? In the long history of bad advice, you'd have to look pretty hard to find something dumber than Work Smart Not Hard.

Leon Neyfakh

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In its first two seasons, the popular podcast series Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Now, a six-episode docu-series based on the award-winning podcast premieres on EPIX on February 16 at 10pm ET/PT. Expanding on the podcast’s first season, the Slow Burn TV series focuses on the Watergate crisis, excavating the strange subplots and forgotten characters involved in the downfall of a president -- and flashing back to politically tumultuous times not so far removed from today.

Both the TV series and podcast are hosted by political reporter Leon Neyfakh. Neyfakh reported for the New York Observer and The Boston Globe before joining Slate, where he covered the criminal justice system and the Justice Department before co-creating Slow Burn with Andrew Parsons.

Speak with Leon about what viewers will learn in Slow Burn on EPIX, and how the Watergate scandal and ensuing impeachment hearings compare to what’s taking place in our nation today.

Ronald Kuby And Catharine Park

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Wrong Man is  a series from documentarian Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost Trilogy)that examines cases of inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and claim they’re  innocent. Season two looks at the cases of Vonda Smith from rural Tennessee, Patricia Rorrer in Pennsylvania, and Kenneth Claire in Orange County, California.
The three cases are re-investigated, each over the course of two episodes, with the help of an esteemed and engaging group of experts:  a renowned civil rights attorney, a former prosecutor, a retired NCIS investigator, and a member of Detroit’s elite Homicide Task Force. Together, they are joined by local investigators who take us on a verité journey to hunt for new evidence, track down witnesses,  interview often reluctant law enforcement, and spend time with the families of the incarcerated.

 Wrong Man has had real-world impact on the cases it covered: Christopher Tapp was fully exonerated of all charges against him in July 2019, and Curtis Flowers  was released on bond in December 2019, with a possible seventh trial pending — thanks, in part, to the attention their cases received through the series. Season 2 of “Wrong Man,” will examine three new cases of potential wrongful conviction.

Renowned civil rights lawyer Ronald L. Kuby is a New York City–based criminal defense attorney who has been practicing for more than three decades. Among the cases he has been involved include representing convicted Central Park Jogger “rapist” Yusef Salaam  on appeal and post-conviction — ending in Salaam vindicated. He’s represented Islamist defendants in the first wave of anti-Muslim hysteria following the first World Trade Center bombing, as well as conscientious objectors who refused to fight in the first  Gulf War, numerous members of the armed wing of the Puerto Rico independence movement, Black Liberation Army members, and other armed anti-imperialists, squeegee men, squatters and striking workers. He has helped fight death penalty cases in Texas and New  York, and defended freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court in flag-burning cases.

Kuby’s experience with complex post-conviction cases led him to his first “wrong man” case in 2000, when he won the exoneration of two men who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and had spent 13 years each behind bars. Since then, Kuby has helped to exonerate  numerous others who were actually innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted, often exposing police corruption and prosecutorial misconduct. In the Trump Era, Kuby has turned his post-conviction expertise to the plight of immigrants facing deportation  because of old criminal convictions. He is working to overturn those convictions and negotiate immigration-neutral repleaders. He calls this "crimmigration."

 Wrong Man show runner Catharine Park is a New York Emmy®-nominated executive producer,  director and writer of documentary programming. Recent credits include developing the series “Relentless” at NBC’s Peacock Productions, which was bought by Oxygen. Park has previously collaborated with Joe Berlinger and RadicalMedia as executive producer and  director on the television series “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio” for Spike TV. She was also the director and showrunner on a short documentary film, The Alamo: At the Crossroads of History, currently playing at The Alamo Museum in San Antonio. Park has  overseen programming for National Geographic, NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1, TLC, truTV, Investigation Discovery and the highly rated documentary series “The First 48” for A&E.

Corbin Bernsen

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In a culture where the role of President and First Lady (FLOTUS) are highly esteemed, but often scrutinized, comes FIRST LADY a rom-com for the entire family that features a cast of eclectic characters, delightful surprises and an unpredictable quest to win the race as the esteemed FLOTUS.
On February 14, 2020, Renaissance Women Productions will release to theaters the indie film FIRST LADY. The film stars Nancy Stafford (Matlock) and Emmy-nominated actor Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law), and co-stars Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans), Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Frost/Nixon), Tany Christiansen (The Hate U Give), and Benjamin Dane.
The film unites beloved actors Stafford and Bernsen, who both starred in popular legal dramas, Stafford opposite Andy Griffith in Matlock ('86-'95) and Bernsen opposite Jimmy Smits and Harry Hamlin in L.A. LAW(86-94). First Lady is a classic romantic comedy with the backdrop of presidential politics and royal charm.
This indie rom-com is the creative work of writer/director Nina May and is distributed through ArtAffects Entertainment. Filming was primarily near Washington, DC and features a diversity of replicated interior scenes from The White House.
The rom-com's plot: When President Alex Morales dies in office, his widow, Kate (Stafford), agrees to help the bachelor VP, Taylor Brooks (Dane) in his bid for the presidency. Kate decides to run for First Lady on the ticket with VP Brooks and prevent the ditzy wife of their competitor (Christiansen) from destroying the dignity of FLOTUS. Meanwhile, Kate is unaware of a former teenage beau, now the king of a foreign nation (Bernsen), who comes to the White House in an effort to win her heart and present her with a much better proposal than she ever expected! She is torn between a promise and her calling. This modern fairytale about an autumn romance with a twist will inspire and entertain the whole family. Writer and director Nina May believes that audiences yearn for stories for the entire family and that harken back to a nostalgic genre of romantic comedy. "I wanted to create a film that would offer tender moments and humor for the entire family but with a political setting," says May. "We see two people who reunite later in life and discover it's not too late for their 'happily ever after' but we also experience a light-hearted comedy about The White House and palace intrigue."
FIRST LADY is rated PG (thematic elements) and directed, produced and written by Nina May. The film is distributed by ArtAffects Entertainment. Additional information is available at www.FirstLadyMovie.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Troy Ramey


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Troy grew up in a modest family household. There was no TV but plenty of music. He dreamed of going to college to study engineering and play basketball, but after his dad’s death, he transferred to Boston College and focused on helping his mother. He started to jam with co-workers at a restaurant and joined the band called In like Lions, which had a five-year run. Three years ago, he met his girlfriend and moved to New York to make music together. He quit his job as an aerobics instructor to focus on music full time after some of his original music became popular on Spotify.

Trey Bundy

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses religion has long relied on its own governing body to set the course by which its followers live their lives. By examining the organization’s policies and practices, the special explores whether those procedures operate to conceal the identities of potential child predators.

Through shocking exclusive interviews and firsthand accounts, the special follows Trey’s journey as he inches closer to unveiling dark secrets behind the institution. Former Witnesses Debbie McDaniel, Deloris Lyles, Sarah Brooks and Chessa Manion share deeply-emotional stories depicting a broken system that has failed to protect some members of the organization. Their testimonies, along with the work of attorney Irwin Zalkin, who provides legal services to victims of abuse, provide a detailed look at the flawed inner-workings of the organization’s guiding practices. “The Witnesses” highlights their search for justice, along with the growing number of former members who are speaking out to change the institution.

Trey Bundy is an investigative reporter with The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

Mike Mostert

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The inside sleeve of the albums I collected as a teen were priceless to a budding radio jock addicted to sharing the story of those inviting their music forward.  There was always a brief bio sitting next to song lyrics and tons of pictures.  Each carried their own tone.  One problem though.  It was always my interpretation.  Which to someone like Dave Clark was exactly where he wanted to take fans and followers.  Set the music free and let it have a life of its own.  AM/FM radio in the 1970's and 80's was nothing more than a gallery.  All this art hung up to dry but no true connection to the resurrection as to why the carefully crafted words came into being. Casey Kasum and Dick Clark were aging out.  Joel Witburn books were too expensive and bookstores sold mindfully edited music adventures that spoke of the musicians but never of the in between.  So when I get the opportunity to break down the lyrics with the creative path behind planting the first seed, the goal and or mission is to help preserve a moment that becomes long gone and forgotten if the artist is constantly locked in forward motion.  Not everybody likes to talk about the process of music exploration and song building.  Sometimes I feel like I'm walking into an extremely personal moment protected by a creative minds guard because another day of pain isn't what anybody needs.  I believe in the mantra I live: Share your story or someone will write it for you.

Nev Schulman And Kamie Crawford


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MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" brings together couples who have interacted solely through computer screens. Over the last decade, Catfish has brought desperate Hopefuls the answers they deserve. In an all-new season, the tables have turned, and the Hopefuls aren’t the ones asking for help. Longtime host Nev Schulman, joined by Kamie Crawford, will be tipped off by friends, family and anonymous sources, unbeknownst to the hooked Hopeful – because sometimes it takes someone from outside of the relationship to get real about it.

Nev Schulman is a writer, producer, social advocate, and TV host. He is best known for the 2010 documentary film "Catfish" and the follow-up MTV series "Catfish: The TV Show," which he hosts and executive produces. In 2014, Nev published his first book, "In Real Life: Love, Lies and Identity in the Digital Age." It gives both his personal history and observations gleaned from his work on Catfish. Nev and his wife Laura Perlongo are the proud parents of daughter Cleo and son Beau. Together, they host the Facebook series "We Need to Talk," on which they offer relationship advice about real-life situations in the millennial era. Aside from his entertainment career, Nev spends time supporting local organizations and charities, including New York Road Runners, the Urban Justice Center and Dance Against Cancer.

Kamie Crawford is a TV Host, Content Producer, Model and Former Miss Teen USA with a love for all things beauty, fashion and pop culture. Kamie has always had a passion for investigative journalism and is now putting her own “FBI” skills to the test while working alongside Nev Schulman as the co-host of MTV’s hit series, Catfish. When she's not in front of the camera, Kamie is collaborating and creating social content with major beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands like Swarovski, Lancôme, Dove, Rent the Runway and so many others. Working as a model in a fashion world that deems anything over a size 4 as “plus sized” and in a digital space that often lacks inclusion has sparked Kamie to use her influence to spread the importance of body positivity and diversity in the digital sphere and beyond.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Robin McAuley


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The genesis of Black Swan was sparked by a conversation between Jeff Pilson and Frontiers' President & Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino, who wanted a project that would not only showcase McAuley's vocal prowess, but have a mighty musical backbone to stand skyscraper tall behind him. Thus, the initial seeds were planted and Pilson ran with it from there. "Shake The World" was tracked at Pilson’s home studio in Los Angeles and is a showcase of both the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice.  The four members got Black Swan off the ground by exchanging ideas back and forth and then bringing all the songs together. The final result is something fresh, very heavy, but still intensely melodic and it’s certainly not Dokken, nor Winger, nor MSG, or some combination thereof, but it’s own unique animal. As an example, one of the songs was written by Jeff Pilson right after seeing the Queen movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. "I came home and I sat down at the grand piano and pretty much wrote exactly the chorus that we have, just coming straight [from] the movie. It is a bit Queen-like."

Continues Pilson, "It's amazing, incredible music. Wait until you hear everybody's playing and singing. It's beyond — way beyond."

Adds Robin McAuley, "This is really exciting for me to read: Black Swan announces the release of “Shake the World," the first offering from the band on the Frontiers' label." I’ve known Jeff for some thirty years and we have a history of performing together on MSG Unplugged, in addition to being great friends, musically and socially. When he asked me to do this and collaborate with Reb, I didn’t have to think too long with my response. Initially he wasn’t going to play bass on this, but Reb and myself soon changed his mind, lol!!! Bringing Matt into the mix was a great decision. His powerful energy and style is unmistakable on this album. Overall, it is a very powerful blend of styles and writing. Reb is truly an amazing guitarist and songwriter. Jeff captured my vocals the way I like to sound. Probably the best vocal sound I’ve had... ever!!!! Such a great and creative studio experience for me. This is kick ass, powerful music on an album full of great songs. If you love strong melodies and BIG choruses, BLACK SWAN won’t disappoint!! It’s time...”SHAKE THE WORLD!!!"

Guitarist Reb Beach says, "When Jeff approached me to do this, I was so excited because I loved writing “Erase the Slate” with him for Dokken. I also played in the band with Jeff for four years, and we worked so well together, writing and live too. He is as good as it gets when it comes to a rock musician, a great songwriter and an absolute joy to work with. I came in with riffs, Jeff arranged them into a song by adding his own parts, and then Robin wrote the lyrics, and knocked it out of the park with the vocals. I am pretty particular about singers, and Robin’s voice is so slammin' that I wouldn’t want anyone else. Matt came in with his huge drum sound, and we had a great sounding band. Very exciting stuff!!"

"Shooting the video was a blast," says drummer Matt Starr. "Shot in Los Angeles over the course of two days, it was similar to recording the record, everything was very organic and comfortable. That’s the advantage of working with guys who have so much experience. There’s not too much discussion going on. Everybody knows what to do, we just get to work and do it. That leaves more time for hanging out, chatting and smoking cigars!"

Black Swan's “Shake the World” is a killer slice of melodic hard rock and heavy metal from seasoned players who have gelled musically. Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” or brand new to the scene and just diving in, this album is essential listening!

Joana Martinez

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Joana gets her talent from her father, who plays the drums and trumpet but was unable to pursue a musical career. As a shy kid, she used to make her family and friends turn around when she would sing, but performing helped her blossom. In middle school, she was nominated as "Most Likely to Win 'The Voice'" and at 13 sang the national anthem at a Miami Heat game and later performed at a Miami Marlins game. As a second generation Cuban-American, she enjoys singing in both Spanish and English. Joana is currently a sophomore in high school at the Miami Arts Studio magnet school where she also participates in musical theater.

Darby Stanchfield


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Stanchfield plays Nina Locke, a widowed single mother of three who packs up her kids and moves them into her late husband’s childhood home, Keyhouse, in Massachusetts. They soon discover it is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and Nina starts her own investigation to find out what more about her husband’s murder. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.

Darby Stanchfield is best known for her role as Abby Whelan in the political drama series Scandal. She is also known for roles as April Green in the post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho, Shannon Gibbs in the drama series NCIS and as Helen Bishop in the period drama series Mad Men.

Don Crohn


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Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron.
A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, Dan's stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over the country. Dan was named one of the top 100 comics for Season 9 of Last Comic Standing.
His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amount of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his father's Henny Youngman records.

Dan Crohn appears on the albums Best Of Boston Stand-Up Vol. 1 and Valentine's Day is for Suckers. His first solo album, It's Enough Already, is available now on iTunes and Amazon Music.

Ryan Jay Reviews The Oscars


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Not a stunt but a total blunder. Less then twelve hours after the Academy Awards I couldn't remember who won Best Actor. Something was horribly missing from this years presentation. It was there. But the total impact of the awards was nearly next to numb. Nothing. Talking with Ryan Jay about it and how he reacted puts many of us on the same path. What happened last night was pretty much like going to Las Vegas. What happens there stays there. There were very few oh wow moments. The question of why movies and actors got the awards sits in the reaction of the fans of films. I love it when theaters reopen their doors for the nominated to get another run on the big screen. Now that The Irishman didn't do as well as some predicted Regal and AMC can let go of their ego trip and put this three hour monster on their stage.

Jake Brennan


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Created and hosted by Disgraceland's Jake Brennan, Season One follows the life of the legendary artist Jimi Hendrix
Jake Brennan's "Disgraceland" Named 'Best Music Podcast' at the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards
Jake Brennan, host of Disgracelandin partnership with iHeartRadio, released the first episode of the podcast 27 Club, a musical, true-crime iHeartRadio Original Podcast that tells the stories of musicians who have joined rock and roll's most infamous and morbidly exclusive "27 Club." Over the course of 12 episodes, season one will analyze the life and death of one of the greatest guitarists of all time: Jimi Hendrix.
27 Clubcan be heard everywhere podcasts are available. Episode 2 will air this Thursday, January 30, with new episodes to follow every Thursday through the end of the season.
27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan of the explosive music and true crime podcast Disgraceland and tells the story of famous musicians who all have one thing in common - an untimely death at the age of 27. The podcast explores the lives of legendary artists from Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more - exploring their wild path to their early graves and how they have shaped our culture along the way.
"This subject-iconic musicians dying at the age of 27-has always fascinated me," explains Brennan. "I thought it would make a good prism through which to view the lives and careers of some of our most iconic artists beginning with Jimi Hendrix, who lived a fascinating life filled with highly dramatic events. From his kidnapping to stealing a truck with Neil Young to get to Woodstock on time, to his explosive recordings and performing career all the way to his mysterious death; all of it is fodder for great storytelling."
Earlier this month, Jake Brennan's Disgraceland won the "Best Music Podcast" award at the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. Late last year, he released his debut book, Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away With Murder And Behaving Very Badly, with Forbes calling it "a real page-turner" and Exclaim! deeming it one of "The Best Music Books of 2019."
Publishers Weekly said the book, "...is sure to fascinate music fans and true crime lovers."

Last year, Brennan and his business partner Brady Sadler launched Double Elvis Productions, a new audio-driven media company, alongside the announcement of a slate of four new podcasts coming to the iHeartPodcast Network in 2020. The first of these podcasts, Dear Young Rocker, is a first-person, coming of age story about the struggles of young adulthood and the power of music, hosted by Chelsea Ursin and executive produced by Brennan.