Season 3 Closer

6Jun

We are back with our "Season 3 Ending" Episode. We talk to Jeremy Bryant from the Kentucky Creative about the origins of this art center in Corbin, KY, where we had our first in person book signing!. It was a fun and interesting day, and we thank everyone at the Kentucky Creative for welcoming us, and hosting our event. We also talk to TK Hash, one of our first book signing customers who dropped by to see us. Later in the day we stopped by to talk with Kiki, owner of the Boardwalk Cafe, also in Corbin, which is housed in a former bank building. They have a diverse art center, book store, and offer coffee and home baked muffins and the like from the cafe, along with hosting open mic nights, and other events.

We look forward to returning to both of these interesting places in the near future and update you on what's happening at both in the future.

We also review the podcasts we had this season, which for us was especially interesting. We are happy with the results of our efforts in bringing you the topics we covered and were honored to talk to all of the great guests and present their stories for you. We give a short glimpse of the future of the podcast, and writing projects to come. 

We want to thank you, our awesome listeners for your continued support, and we truly appreciate all your comments, and feedback. We are happy with the growth of the podcast which wouldn't be possible without you. 

We will be back in a few weeks to continue with season 4 and have a few new things we will be adding to each episode. We hope you will join us again for another amazing Season to come.

A Long Road

30May

Join us tonight for another great episode with actor Rick Cosnett. He has recently been in  the movie "Tu Me Manques" ( French for "you are being missed by me") The film is based on a true story. Rodrigo Bellottâs is the writer and director. 

has done television shows and has credits including the Vampire Diaries, and played Eddy on the Flash. He chats with us tonight about all of these roles and much more, such as what role he would love to play, how he got to Hollywood from Zimbabwe, and what its like to meet your favorite actors face to face. This is an interesting episode filled with funny moments and insights into Rick's career. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it.

Farm to LA

23May

 
Tonight we have with us Preston J. Taylor, an American comedian, actor, producer and writer from Gatesville, Texas. Preston started his illustrious career in Los Angeles with a brief appearance as himself on RuPaul’s Drag Race, as part of the pit crew. He also appeared as an outlaw and stuntman in the award-winning short film Valley of the Scorned, as well as, his unbelievable one line, one scene as Keith in Parallels. Preston started his comedy career in 2010 with his first ever live performance at the Palm in West Hollywood. He was fortunate as his second show would be downtown in front of acting and comedic heavyweight Garrett Morris. Preston has since enjoyed the life of traveling as a comic and performing shows mostly in the shadows until now. Before his coming out party with Farm to TV, he performed for years at Hollywood staples such as The Ice House, The World Famous Comedy Store, & Jon Lovitz Comedy Club.
Find out what actually happened the first time we talked to Preston. We hope you enjoy this fun episode.

Not Your Average Barbie

16May

Our guest this week is Lauren Lusby Fernandez. Listen to the episode to find out how she went from “Talkback Barbie” to working for the Secret Service. She also reads a chapter from her book. It is an interesting episode and offers some great advice for those wanting to succeed against long odds.
 
Lauren's Bio: "I graduated from Virginia Tech with my Political Science: Pre-Law degree. I then went to work for the Secret Service Uniformed Division in Washington, D.C. I trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the James J. Rowley Training Center (JJRTC). After leaving the White House, I utilized my Top Secret: SCI/Full Scope Polygraph and accepted a job with a consulting firm in McLean, Virginia working with the Department of State, CIA, National Counterterrorism Center, and other Intelligence communities. I just self-published my first book, "Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition." It is a comedy about my experience working with the Secret Service as a girly-girl and my diverse resume. My life motto is: "If you trip and fall, laugh first, then get up and keep going! Because the only way you fail is to never get up."
Note: Some minor technical issues during recording that could not be overcome easily. We apologize in advance.

A Different Time

9May

In this episode we talk to author Vito Altavilla about his new book "It Began in Brooklyn". He writes about growing up in New York during a simpler time, and shares some very funny stories from his youth. There are many things in his tales that we can all relate to in some way. Having grown up in the New York area some of the people and situations Vito talks about were instantly familiar. You cant be from NY and not be well versed in the art of using profanity, so be forewarned, there is some in this episode. Vito is currently turning the book into a screenplay, and we look forward to seeing the movie of this funny and interesting book in the future. 

Teaching Change

2May

Another followup episode with 2 guests from last years "Teaching Perspectives" episode. This week, Cat and I chat with Corri Taylor and Johnathan Stephens about weathering the ever-changing  storm that teachers have faced this year amid Covid lock downs and restrictions. Find out how both have fared during this trying time, as well as how they both have kept busy during lock downs. It is an interesting episode with 2 of our favorite guests. There is talk of bread, baking, chickens, snails, and more in this wide ranging chat, along with what its like to teach now, and what the future might look like for teaching. We thank Corri and Johnathan for their candor, and openness in sharing their thoughts and experiences.

Its Been a Year…

25Apr

Back this week with a follow up episode. We sit down with Masyn Mitchell, (aka Madison..haha), who joined us last year on the "Senior Year Interruptus" episode with 2 of her high school classmates. Masyn talks about her freshman year at college in the time of Covid, and the changes and challenges she has gone through along the way. It is really interesting to see how much she has grown in many ways in the last year, and we hope you will enjoy this episode as much as we love having Masyn as a guest.  She is very bright, articulate, and thoughtful, and we just love her. We recorded on location at Grateful Ed's in Barbourville, KY, who were gracious hosts, with great food and staff. Big thanks to our friend Corri for the generous gift. 

 

Operation Babylift

18Apr

We are back with another episode that is really different and interesting. It recalls the ending days of the Vietnam war and the operation that was undertaken to move thousands of orphans out of the country as the North Vietnamese closed in on Saigon. We talk with Albert Monroe who was an Ar Force load master on one of the planes used to move approx. 130,000 people during the end of the US involvement in the war. Al's plane ferried hundreds of kids out of Vietnam over 3 flights and toward a better life. He has logged over 10,000 flight hours in different aircraft and flew missions in and out of Vietnam and around the world during his long military career.  Al's personal stories of what happened during this time in history, and throughout his career is not to be missed. We thank him for his service, and willingness to talk about his experiences of what it was like to be on the ground and in the air during what was clearly a chaotic time, as well as other missions he was involved in. 

On the 30th anniversary of Operation Babylift, we give thanks to the brave men and women who made this humanitarian event happen, and say a prayer for those who died in carrying out these flights. 

“SPRINKLES!!”

11Apr

We are excited to be back with another really interesting episode we think you will really enjoy as much as we did recording it. ..

DC The Brain Supreme of Tag Team is half of the ‘90s hip hop duo Tag Team which made the song
“Whoomp!” (There It Is)
DC is an expert in the music industry, acting, and voice over. As well as being well versed in SEO, PR, Marketing, Social Media, Fashion Photography and Motivational Speaking. He's also an actor and voice artist with the People Store Agency in Atlanta.
DC is featured in the #1 commercial in the country: Geico’s "SCOOP THERE IT IS". He is full of great stories, experiences and poignant advice for all to grow from. Do not miss this episode. He is a very entertaining and knowledgeable guest.
 
Thank you to Justin J. White (BIO below) for the great work he did in creating the intro for this episode, and to the University of the Cumberlands, and the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington. KY (Links below) for helping to sponsor this episode. 
 
BIO: Justin J. White: Age: 36 Kentucky Native, father of 4; currently residing in Reno, Nevada.
An Alum of The University of The Cumberlands and Eastern Kentucky University.
10 year Army veteran with 3 tours to Iraq
Poetry and writing were always my favorite things to do.
Coming from a musical family, I found my voice at an early age.
“Pain is the moment I realized I was human”- J. White

Road Trip!

4Apr

We talk to Kelly Polk, who traveled from Alaska to Atlanta in a used Ford van that here and her friend Travis converted into a camper for the trip. Hear about this interesting undertaking, stories from the road, practical tips, and a range of other topics about traveling around the country with your significant other. Did Travis leave Kelly somewhere?..Or did Kelly push him out of a moving van?..Find out in tonights fun and interesting episode. 

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