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Dual Redundancy: TV Recaps, TV Reviews, and All the Latest in Entertainment News
DR412: The Last of Us Series Premiere and Quick Checks: The Menu & The Banshees of Inisherin

Dual Redundancy: TV Recaps, TV Reviews, and All the Latest in Entertainment News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 63:43


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the last week of the awards race including the winners of the 80th Golden Globes (2:00) and the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (11:30), Directors Guild (21:15), Producers Guild (25:40) and the Writers Guild awards (31:35). We also have mini-reviews of two recent releases now on HBO Max: The Banshees of Inisherin (36:35) and The Menu (41:45). Finally, we review the series premiere of HBO's new series The Last of Us (46:10). This episode was originally recorded on January 16th on Twitch and can be replayed on YouTube. Want more Dual Redundancy? Be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

Breakfast All Day
Episode 331: Movie News, Plane, No Bears

Breakfast All Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 32:27


Buckle up for the latest episode of Breakfast All Day. Christy and Alonso review the cheesy Gerard Butler action movie "Plane," which we enjoyed way more than we expected. We also review "No Bears," the latest from Iranian master Jafar Panahi, which is one of Alonso's favorite films of 2022. In news, we discuss the tragic passing of Lisa Marie Presley, as well as Golden Globe winners and Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild and Producers Guild nominees. And over at our Patreon, we recap the emotional last two episodes of "George & Tammy" on Showtime. We're grateful as always to have you with us. To find out more about CAROL Bike, visit them here. Use the code BREAKFASTALLDAY to take $250 off your purchase before Jan. 31; after that, it's $100 off. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something, we'll receive a small commission.

The Frame
Writer/director Rian Johnson on piecing together the puzzle of ‘Glass Onion'

The Frame

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 30:08


In this episode: The awards show that must not be named… happened, after one-year broadcast ban. And another awards granting body - one more worthy of your attention - the Screen Actors Guild - announced its nominees. Rian Johnson talks Glass Onion. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.  

Something About
What happened to open credits?

Something About

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 31:03


I love a good openign credit sequence and one with a really good song to go with it. Why did alot of tv shoes stop doing it? Greys had a really good one for a while and then they stopped, lame. Basically I give "suggestions" od f tv shows I think you should watch when you have the time, so make some. And sadly our favorite, well my favortie show OMITB did not take home any awards at the Golden Globes but there are the Screen Actors Guild coming up so fingers crossed! Thank you, as alway for listening. Please rate/like/review the show where ever it is you stream and listen it be Ah-Mazing! Also follow on insta @something.about.podcast ok thats all for now byeeeeee

Noticias de Tecnología Express
OpenAI ofrecerá ChatGPT de paga - NTX 285

Noticias de Tecnología Express

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 5:38


El PAN propone revisar OnlyFans, Twitter cambia sus feeds y OpenAI quiere que ChatGPT genere dineroPuedes apoyar la realización de este programa con una suscripción. Más información por acáNoticias: -El juego de las Tortugas Ninja: La Venganza de Shredder se lanzó para iOS y Android como un juego exclusivo para los suscriptores de Netflix. Previamente se había lanzado para Xbox, Playstation y Nintendo Switch. Siguiendo con Netflix, el servicio de streaming llegó a un acuerdo para transmitir en vivo los premios del Screen Actors Guild en vivo, a partir de 2024. El evento también se transmitirá en el canal de YouTube de Netflix. -En México, la diputada panista Mariana Gómez presentó una iniciativa en la Cámara de Diputados para hacer revisión sobre OnlyFans, alegando que la Fiscalía General de la República “ha recibido múltiples denuncias” de posibles casos de trata de personas. -Twitter empezó a implementar cambios en la manera en que se muestran los feeds en iOS, en donde ahora aparecen las pestañas de feeds Para Ti y Siguiendo. -Alphabet “graduó” su proyecto de agricultura computacional X Moonshot Factory Mineral para que sea una empresa per se dentro de Alphabet-En su servidor de Discord, un representante humano de OpenAI dijo que comenzarán “a pensar en cómo monetizar ChatGPT” a través de una versión llamada ChatGPT ProfessionalAnálisis: El costo de ChatGPT¿Prefieres leer las noticias? ¡Suscríbete a mi newsletter y te llegarán todos los días!   Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/noticias-de-tecnologia-express. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Daily Tech News Show (Video)
Low Twitter Disinformation Effect – DTNS 4434

Daily Tech News Show (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 30:20


We explain what exactly caused the FAA to temporarily ground flights across the US. And Netflix reaches a multi-year partnership with the Screen Actors Guild to live stream the SAG Awards, starting in 2024. And we unpack a recently published study in Nature which concluded disinformation campaigns on Twitter in 2016 had little to no effect. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Support the show on Patreon by becoming a supporter!!

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 649: First-Time Filmmaking, Oscars & Netflix with Scott Copper

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 66:17


Scott Copper (Director, Screenwriter, Producer) made his feature film directorial debut in 2009 with Fox Searchlight's Oscar-winning CRAZY HEART, which he also wrote and produced. The film, which starred Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall, earned three Academy Award nominations, winning for Best Actor (Bridges) and Best Original Song (T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham). Cooper won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and earned WGA, USC Scripter and Independent Spirit Award nominations, for his screenplay.Cooper's follow-up was the Leonardo DiCaprio/Ridley Scott-produced OUT OF THE FURNACE, starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoë Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Sam Shepard. For his work as writer, director and producer, Cooper won the Best Debut and Second Film Award at the 2013 Rome Film Festival, where he was also nominated for a Golden Marc'Aurelio Award. Next was Cooper's 2015 Warner Bros. gangster film BLACK MASS, which Cooper both directed and produced and which made its worldwide debut at the Venice International Film Festival.The box-office hit garnered wins from critics associations across the country, and earned lead actor Johnny Depp the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, as well as a Best Actor nomination from the Screen Actors Guild. In 2017, Cooper's western epic HOSTILES debuted at both the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festivals, earning widespread critical acclaim. The film reunited Cooper with his OUT OF THE FURNACE star Christian Bale and featured performances from Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane and Ben Foster. Cooper followed this up with ANTLERS, an exploration of yet another genre in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced horror film. Searchlight released the film to acclaim in October 2021.Most recently, Cooper re-teamed for the third time with Bale on THE PALE BLUE EYE, an adaptation of Louis Bayard's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a series of murders at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1830 and a cadet the world would later come to know as Edgar Allan Poe. Robert Duvall, Gillian Anderson, Timothy Spall, Toby Jones and Harry Melling round out the cast. The Netflix film will debut in Fall of 2022. Born in Virginia, Cooper now resides in Los Angeles.Please enjoy my conversation with Scott Copper.

Radio 1's Screen Time
Gillian Anderson Interview

Radio 1's Screen Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 21:52


Gillian Anderson needs no introduction, but with this being the introduction part of the podcast, an introduction is what she shall have. An Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (the list goes on and on, and quite rightly) award winner, Anderson is a veteran of the X-Files series - but of course - as well as, more recently, The Crown and Sex Education, not forgetting Bleak House, American Gods, Great Expectations and much, much more. Here she talks to a very chilly Ali over Zoom in honour of her latest, the Netflix detective mystery thriller The Pale Blue Eye. No spoilers here, we promise!

Ranching Reboot
#96 Damian Mason "It Take Balls To Be Wrong"

Ranching Reboot

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 83:11


Damian Mason speaks on the two subjects he knows best: Business and Agriculture. Since 1994, he has spoken to over 2,400 audiences in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries. Damian is a graduate of Purdue University. He also studied comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City – Chicago. Damian is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the National Speakers Association. He is one of only 17% of NSA members worldwide to hold the Certified Speaking Professional designation. When he's not traveling for work, Damian can be found on his Indiana farm with his wife Lori or escaping from winter at their Arizona residence. DamianMason.com Damian on Twitter Damian on Linkedin Damian's Books. -------------------------------------------------- Buy BoBoLinks Here! One Earth Health Beef organ pills! RedHillsRancher.com My Patreon My Linktree --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ranching-reboot/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranching-reboot/support

Fried w/ Jon Reep
Meet A.I. Jon Reep, Dirty Nursery Rhymes, and Elon Musk Gets Booed!

Fried w/ Jon Reep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 80:21


What's up, Bumpkins!? Another great show for you today! In BEST TRENDS, Elon Musk gets booed at a Dave Chapelle show. Why? And I share some new headshots generated by Artificial Intelligence. Some of them are pretty cool... some of them, not so much.Our young intern Isaiah is back! What updates will we get from our young Hayseed Gen-Z? And do we dare have him recite some Andrew Dice Clay-style dirty nursery rhymes? Watch and listen to find out.It's National Hot Cocoa Day... what other irrational national holidays are today? And have your picked out your Pathologist Pal? Today's the day!I've got more Screen Actors Guild residual checks for y'all. Listen as live audience members called in for a chance to win my money!Today's show is like a hot cup of cocoa served sunny side up! Live on Facebook and YouTube, Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm ET! Join actor/comedian Jon Reep on his weekly show COUNTRY-ish, where he and his crew talk about the latest BEST TRENDS, share some SMALL TOWN NEWS, and play games with the live audience! Download and Listen to the COUNTRY-ish with Jon Reep Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/tbxIcLlT Come see Jon LIVE in concert: https://jonreep.com/tour-dates/ Visit the MERCH shop: https://my-store-c58a1a.creator-sprin... Find Jon online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonreep Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonReep Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonreep/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jonreepcomedy Email: info@countryish.com #Countryish #JonReep #Allthingscomedy #SmallTownNews #Comedy #Podcast

NXTLVL Experience Design
Ep. 46 Immersion And The Science of The Extraordinary with Dr. Paul Zak, Professor and Chief Immersion Officer - Immersion Neuroscience

NXTLVL Experience Design

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 72:59


ABOUT DR. PAUL ZAK:Dr. Paul Zak's LinkedIn Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-zak-91123510/Websites:Immersion book link: https://www.amazon.com/Immersion-Science-Extraordinary-Source-Happiness/dp/1544531974/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1669735115&sr=8-1Twitter: @pauljzakWebsite: https://pauljzak.comWebsite: https://www.cgu.edu/people/paul-zak/Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_J._ZakEmailpaul@immersionneuro.comDr. Paul Zak's Bio:Dr. Paul J. Zak is a Professor at Claremont Graduate University and is ranked in the top 0.3% of most cited scientists with over 180 published papers and more than 19,000 citations to his research. Paul's ten decades of research have taken him form the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. Along the way he helped start a number of interdisciplinary fields including neuroeconomics, neuromanagement, and neuromarketing. He has written three general audience books and is a regular TED speaker. His newest book is Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and Source of Happiness. Paul is also a four-time tech entrepreneur; his current company, Immersion Neuroscience, is a software platform that allows anyone to measure what the brain loves in real-time to improve outcomes in entertainment, education and training, live events and to help people sustain emotional wellness. He frequently appears in the media in such places as Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, ABC Evening News, and his work has been reported in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, The Economist, Scientific American, Fast Company, Forbes, and various podcasts. Fun fact: he is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has created dialog for two movies.SHOW INTRO:For some time, I have been intrigued by experience making, especially those that we might qualify as ‘immersive.' When I have imagined what these experiences might be like, I have mostly considered them as being in places that surround you with an environment that is all encompassing, enveloping you in multi-sensory input.Immersive digital environments can do this.I have a deep enthusiasm for the merger of digital technologies, especially in our nascent capacity to blend art, AI and neuroscience into data visualizations.  I have a fascination in the creation of places that make the invisible, data, visible.The digitally immersive experiences we now see like the multiple Van Gogh exhibits - or those that bring the art of other famous artists like Picasso, and Degas to digital life - are beautiful and are part of a shift in the nature and relevancy of museums. Venues are emerging like Artechouse whose immersive experiences have included the digital virtuosity of data visualization artist Refik Anadol. Companies like Moment Factory are transforming disquieting nighttime forests into delightful walks illuminated with stories projected on trees.These are all captivating and visually rich experiences. And yet, I have equally puzzled over the idea that ‘immersion', as an idea, is more than data paintings filling museum spaces from floor to ceiling. Immersion is more than a feast for the visual, and maybe auditory, systems of our brains. On some level, I have felt that ‘Immersion' is something more transformative. Something that activates areas of our brains that are responsible for feelings of arousal or pleasure as well as areas that give us the sense that what is happening has a resonant social value. This is where Dr. Paul Zak steps into the narrative. Dr. Paul J. Zak is a Professor at Claremont Graduate University and is ranked in the top 0.3% of most cited scientists with over 180 published papers and more than 19,000 citations to his research. He has stood on the TED stage 5 times and speaks all over the world.Immersion, he suggests, is driven by two factors:the activation of areas of the brain that produce the neurochemicals dopamine and oxytocin. Most of us will have heard that dopamine is the ‘pleasure' neurochemical. It plays a role in the pleasure center of the brain and is tied to addiction. Dopamine is also tied to our brain's ability to predict and prediction errors. It is connected to our ability to differentiate anomalies in complex patterns.It sort of creates an alert system that something is worthy of our attention. It is part of how we learn.When we hear the word ‘oxytocin,' some may know it to be the “Love hormone.' Among other life moments, it is present in childbirth, breastfeeding, sex, a good long hug…Oxytocin is often linked towarm, cozy feelings. It has the ability to regulate our emotional responses and pro-social behaviors, including trust, empathy, positive memories, processing of bonding cues, and positive communication. All of which are critical to having positive brand experiences.Oxytocin has a connection to whether or not an experience has a level of emotional resonance and the brain's ability to identify an experience as having some social value, some relational component. When experiences combine the release of dopamine along with oxytocin, then according to Paul Zak, we have Immersion. Immersion is contagious – the more we are immersed in an experience the more our brain says that it was amazing, creating value in the moment and it induces a craving to repeat it in the future. And that is the essence of customer loyalty.When a retailer/brand creates such an amazing experience that you want to repeat it.Paul's ten decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. Along the way he helped start a number of interdisciplinary fields including neuroeconomics, neuromanagement, and neuromarketing. His current company, Immersion Neuroscience, has developed a software platform that allows anyone to measure what the brain loves in real-time to improve outcomes in entertainment, education and training, live events and to help people sustain emotional wellness. In Dr. Paul Zak's new book “Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and Source of Happiness,” he offers a framework for transforming nearly any situation from ordinary to extraordinary. Based on 20 years of neuroscience research from his lab and innumerable client applications, Dr. Paul Zak explains why brains crave the extraordinary.ABOUT DAVID KEPRON:LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/david-kepron-9a1582bWebsites: https://www.davidkepron.com    (personal website)vmsd.com/taxonomy/term/8645  (Blog)Email: david.kepron@NXTLVLexperiencedesign.comTwitter: DavidKepronPersonal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidkepron/NXTLVL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nxtlvl_experience_design/Bio:David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a deep curiosity to understand ‘why', ‘what's now' and ‘what's next'. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically-focused, community-centric customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott's “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently shares his experience and insight on various industry boards including: VMSD magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, the Interactive Customer Experience Association, Sign Research Foundation's Program Committee as well as the Center For Retail Transformation at George Mason University.He has held teaching positions at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), the Department of Architecture & Interior Design of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (L.I.M.) in New York, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Montreal and he served as the Director of the Visual Merchandising Department at LaSalle International Fashion School (L.I.F.S.) in Singapore.  In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. ************************************************************************************************************************************The next level experience design podcast is presented by VMSD magazine and Smartwork Media. It is hosted and executive produced by David Kepron. Our original music and audio production by Kano Sound. The content of this podcast is copywrite to David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design. Any publication or rebroadcast of the content is prohibited without the expressed written consent of David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design.Make sure to tune in for more NXTLVL “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture Technology and the Arts” wherever you find your favorite podcasts and make sure to visit vmsd.com and look for the tab for the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast there too.  

Food School: Smarter Stronger Leaner.
Neuroscience of Immersion with Dr Paul Zak: neuromarketing with CTAs that work, designing education that transforms, experiences that change minds and make life meaningful.

Food School: Smarter Stronger Leaner.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 56:53


Or biology of persuasion and why movies make us cry. TUNE IN TO LEARN: How Paul got to measure pro-social chemical aka oxytocin;How oxytocin makes us more persuasive and affects our decisions in the real world;How measuring a combination of signals in the brain can accurately and consistently predict what people and markets would do after a message or experience with 85-95 % accuracy;Attention + Emotional Connection = Immersion;Technology to measure immersion wirelessly with an algorithm applied to smartwatches;Formula to design for immersion and people taking action in response to your pieces of content or experiences you design;SIRTA - the no-tech formula to design for maximum immersion AKA people taking action;Is immersion the key to being present, the key to emotional well-being and long-lasting, deep, meaningful connections, and even happiness?Immersion as a hack to memorable experiences, becoming unforgettable and improving people's lives through the work you do in the world;Optimizing the workplace to help people do more of what they love;Immersion as a key to better meetings and why we should ditch introductions;Immersion and education: how to become an impactful educator by optimizing for immersion;Better education: shorter is better, 20-20-20 rule, speak-participatory tasks-debrief;… and so much more! TUNE IN for an immersive episode of Your Brain's Coach podcast with Dr Paul Zak! It will transform you!CONNECT WITH PAUL'S WORK:https://www.getimmersion.com/https://pauljzak.com/Immersion Book on AmazonTwitter @pauljzakLinkedInPAUL'S BIO:Dr. Paul J. Zakis a Professor at Claremont Graduate University and is ranked in the top 0.3% of most-cited scientists with over 180 published papers and more than 19,000 citations to his research. Paul's two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. Along the way he helped to start a number of interdisciplinary fields including neuroeconomics, neuromanagement, and neuromarketing. He has written three general audience books and is a regular TED speaker. His newest book is Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and Source of Happiness.Paul is also a four-time tech entrepreneur; his current company, Immersion Neuroscience, is a software platform that allows anyone to measure what the brain loves in real-time to improve outcomes in entertainment, education and training, live events and to help people sustain emotional wellness. He frequently appears in the media in such places as Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, ABC Evening News, and his work has been reported in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, The Economist, Scientific American, Fast Company, Forbes, and various podcasts. Fun fact: he is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has created dialog for two movies.Produced by Angela Shurina, BRAIN PERFORMANCE COACH Change in days - not in years! Support the show

MTR Podcasts
Interview with Sultan Salahuddin (HBOMax's South Side)

MTR Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 30:46


Sultan A. Salahuddin II is from the South Side of Chicago where he attended the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. He played Jackie Robinson West baseball as a child along with buying now-and-laters from the candy lady. Sultan plays the character Simon James, the series lead, who finds interesting and unique ways to improve the quality of his life.Sultan is passionate about exposing the beauty of Chicago. He is a member of the Los Angeles Writers Guild Association and Screen Actors Guild. He has performed as a stand up comedian throughout the midwest and a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade located in Los Angeles, CA.About South SideSOUTH SIDE follows two friends, Simon and Kareme, who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they're stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, season two reintroduces the hilarious exploits of these adventure capitalists while authentically showcasing the vibrant city life and dynamic cast of characters of the titular neighborhood.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:South SideLane 44 To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

Unstoppable Mindset
Episode 75 – Unstoppable Theater Writer and What? with Jennifer Lieberman

Unstoppable Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 71:57


Jennifer Lieberman comes by her writing and creativity honestly. She has been writing, organizing, and working toward a career in theater writing ever since she was a student in school. She has written her own one-person play as well as a book entitled “Year of the What” based on the play.   As Jennifer tells us about her life, she discusses living in New York City during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She will discuss how her life changed after that day.   Jennifer clearly is a person who set goals for herself and then worked to achieve them. She is absolutely unstoppable. I think you will enjoy this interview and the creative personality of this wonderful person.   About the Guest: After years of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors with no success of breaking into the entertainment industry, Jennifer decided to take matters into her own hands and created the solo-show Year of the Slut. This show proved to be her break and the play went on to win the Audience Choice Award in New York City and is now the #1 Amazon Best Selling novel Year of the What? and was awarded the Gold Medal at the Global Book Awards 2022 for Coming of Age Books. Since deciding to make her own break Lieberman has appeared in over 30 international stage productions, has produced over 40 independent film and theatre productions and has helped over 100 creatives make their own break through her coaching and consulting work. She has penned a number of stage and screen plays and her short films have screened at the Festival de Cannes Court Métrage among other international festivals. She is currently gearing up to direct her first feature film.   Social Media Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjenlieberman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjenlieberman/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamjenlieberman Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-lieberman-33b20426/       About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.   Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards.   https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/   accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/       Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.     Transcription Notes Michael Hingson  00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i  capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us.   Michael Hingson  01:21 Hi, again, it's Michael Hingson, and you are listening to unstoppable mindset, the podcast where inclusion diversity in the unexpected me. And today, Jennifer Lieberman, our guest I think certainly has lots of unexpected things that she's going to tell us about. If you don't know, Jennifer, and you may or may not know who she is, I will just tell you that you want to talk about unexpected. She wrote her own one person play called The year of the slug, and we're gonna get into that I am sure, along with a lot of other things. So Jennifer, welcome to unstoppable mindset. How are you?   Jennifer Lieberman  02:00 I'm fabulous. Michael, thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to chat with you today.   Michael Hingson  02:07 Well, we're really excited that you're here. And I know you do have lots of stories and you faced a lot of challenges. And it will be good to go through some of those. Why don't we start new sort of telling me a little bit about your early life and how you kind of progressed a little bit?   Jennifer Lieberman  02:21 Sure. So I started off as the competitive gymnast. And I was in competition. By the time I was five, and was training almost every day after school. By the time I was eight years old. I kind of had a natural aptitude for the sport. And that was my main focus for a really long time. And then I ended up coaching, I founded a high school team. And I think it's relevant because from a very early age, I had to have like a certain amount of discipline. And that discipline has really helped me with longevity in the creative world where it's It's a thankless business a lot of the time.   Michael Hingson  03:11 So where are you from originally?   Jennifer Lieberman  03:13 Oh, yes, I'm from. I was born in Toronto raised in Maple, Canada, just outside of Toronto. I went to York University in Toronto, I studied philosophy and English Lit. And when I graduated, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre. I started writing at a young age, I was about eight years old when I started writing scripts. Originally, it started off as fan fiction for shows that I wanted to be on as a child. And then by the time I was 12, I my imagination evolved enough to create my own plots and characters and storylines that weren't borrowing from worlds that were previously created by other writers. So it was always something in me. But like I said, gymnastics was the main focus, you know, until halfway through high school when I had a career ending knee injury. But like, I still love the sport and love being in the gym. So coaching kind of allowed me to stay in the world that I was used to. And then in university is when I started taking acting classes, and I just kind of never looked back like I am in love with the creative process, whether it's writing performance, filmmaking, and I've developed a lot of skills over the years in order to stay working and stay in the game. Because especially as an actor, you don't have a lot of agency or control over when you get picked And what you get picked for.   Michael Hingson  05:02 So for you, philosophy ended up sort of being a means to an end, as opposed to being a career that you are going to go into in some way. Well,   Jennifer Lieberman  05:11 actually, I studied philosophy, it's interesting that you bring it up, but the Greeks are who invented theatre. That's where a theater was born in these Greek Dionysian festivals, and, you know, East Escalus. Like all of these writers wrote, theatrically, and that's kind of, you know, philosophy played on these stories, or at least in the earlier days, so it always felt connected to me. Philosophy, Greek philosophy, mythology, it was all kind of wrapped up in some sort of performance.   Michael Hingson  05:53 But you went through and got a degree in philosophy, and then you move to New York, is that because you wanted to go into Broadway? Oh, yeah. And   Jennifer Lieberman  06:01 also, like, my parents didn't consider a degree in theater a degree, you know. And I knew, I also knew that I was a writer. And then I wanted to tackle, you know, topics that were, you know, that would challenge people. And that would make people think and different points of view. So I thought, for the writing side of it, because it was never just to be an actor, it was always an actor who wrote projects. So the philosophy and the English Lit just seemed like a great jumping off point in order to develop my skills, grappling different difficult subject matters and structure and theatrical writing and all of that stuff.   Michael Hingson  06:49 Well, so you move to New York. And I guess something that none of us would know. Listening to you and talking with you here is your half African did that have a an impact on you and being able to break into this industry? Or?   Jennifer Lieberman  07:07 No, not at all, because I look, I look like a white girl, I'm my dad's side is Polish. My mother is tunisienne from Tunis. 10 is yeah, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings, and she was the young girl. So so nobody has any inkling of my African roots, unless I actually mentioned it. So, um, so yeah, that's kind of something that's very unexpected, and people don't really place me in that category. Even though I really identify with my 10 ASEAN, heritage and culture, especially traditions, you know, family traditions, things like that my was very close to both of my 10 ASEAN grandparents, I they grew up five houses away from where I grew up, so I saw them almost every day. And that is just ingrained in who I am.   Michael Hingson  08:12 So does that make you essentially a bi racial person?   Jennifer Lieberman  08:16 Um, you know, it's funny, cuz my sense, it's, my family is North African. And like I said, like, my grandfather had dark skin, but my grandmother had light skin. I don't even know if I would be considered biracial. Because once again, like, by looking at me, you couldn't really tell I don't appear to be bipoc. So it's not something that really comes up. Actually. I don't even know what people would consider me to be honest.   Michael Hingson  08:49 A writer and an actress. Yes, so so it really didn't have much of an impact, which is, which is cool. Well, it shouldn't anyway, but it seemed relevant to ask the question. You know, so you, you move to New York. Tell us about that. Where did you go? What did you do in New York? And and what's your favorite bagel place? You know, all the important things?   Jennifer Lieberman  09:17 Yes. Um, so I basically after my last exam, I didn't even wait around for graduation. I wasn't there. On the day, they gave out diplomas because I really didn't care about a diploma. I felt like that was more an obligation I had to fulfill for my parents sake, and then I could start my life. So I showed up in New York and like I say, with a duffel bag and a dream and I was just like, I'm here and stumbled my way. I had rented an apartment sight unseen, which was not a great apartment and last in there very long. And I'm Just basically there was a newspaper back then called Backstage, it used to be a physical newspaper, now you can get an online subscription. And I just started looking in the newspaper that was specifically for the acting world and started circling different auditions I could show up at or submit to. And that's how it all began. And I was fortunate enough to get in with a couple of different theatre companies. And I was able to work with the same people. consistently over time, there were three different companies that I was working with consistently. So that helped me grow and develop as an artist. And one of the companies I ended up becoming a producer at 22. So I learned every aspect, from carpentry using power tools to help get the sets made to running the lighting and sound stage management, costuming, anything that was needed. You just kind of when you're an off off Broadway company without any real funding. You just scraped together whatever you can to make it happen. But also, pardon? Go ahead. Oh, but also those lessons have been invaluable for where I am now. Because, you know, not having the perfect sort of circumstances, or the amount of money we wish we had has never deterred me from making something happen.   Michael Hingson  11:37 So you wore many hats. And you obviously learned a lot as you went along. What was kind of the biggest challenge that you had back in those early days?   Jennifer Lieberman  11:47 Oh, well, I grew up in a really small town. My neighbors were trees. So getting used to the fast paced kind of hustle and bustle of New York City. It was a huge culture shock for me, I grew up in the middle of nowhere, and then move to the center of the world, with everything happening. And just as I was starting to get my footing in New York, 911 happened. And   Michael Hingson  12:18 where were you at the time,   Jennifer Lieberman  12:21 I was on my way to work. I was walking towards the subway at Astor Place, I was living in Alphabet City, and witnessed the first plane, fly into the World Trade Center and thought it was a fluke accident and got on the subway and continued with my day.   Michael Hingson  12:49 So for people who don't know where is Alphabet City, and what is   Jennifer Lieberman  12:52 Oh, yes, so Alphabet City is like the East most part of the East Village. So I was at Avenue D and 10th street. That's where I was living. I didn't last very long in that apartment. I moved in there. And on September 1, and I think by the 15th of September, I had packed everything up and went back to Canada for a while because I couldn't handle the reality of what happened. And I needed to go home. As   Michael Hingson  13:31 I went, he didn't last long either. You just   Jennifer Lieberman  13:35 got damnit, I'm going back to New York.   Michael Hingson  13:38 So you, you said you argued with people, as you were going on the subway and so on. Tell us about that if you want.   Jennifer Lieberman  13:46 I argued with people who were saying it was a terrorist attack. Because at that age, you know, the level of innocence being raised very sheltered in a small town in Canada. I was just like, This doesn't happen, like we're living in, you know, 2001 like, What do you mean? No, this is impossible that somebody hijacked a plane and flew it into a building in the United States. Like it's impossible. I just thought it was a freak accident and continued to work. And you know, there were arguments on the subway because some people saw it as we were all getting on the subway together. But then there were other people who had been on the subway for a while and are hearing it for the first time. So there was a panic. And then I got to two I was working at 34th and Park at a real estate company. That was my side hustle at the time. And I told my boss what happened. And he got really angry with me. And he said that it's not funny, like we don't joke about these things. And I was like, I'm not joke like, who wouldn't joke about these things? Like, turn on the radio. And he did. And that's when we heard about the second plane. And I just remember, like my soul leaving my body at the realization that it couldn't be an accident if there were two that happened in that short amount of time. Like, it was just literally, I felt my innocence Leave me. And yeah, I became a different person that day.   Michael Hingson  15:32 I think a lot of us did. One of my employees was on the PATH train paths stands for Port Authority, trans Hudson, it goes under the river. But he was on the PATH train coming in from Hoboken. They just pulled into the path station under tower Well, under the central part of the World Trade Center. Yep. At the fourth sub level when the second plane hit. And he told me later, the train just started shaking and so on in the pilot, the pilot, the conductor, and the engineer just said, don't leave the train. And they just literally turned around and went back. Right, in Hoboken, because I think they may have known that something was going on. But they didn't know, of course, about the second plane, because it was happening in real time. But nevertheless, they just turned around, went back to New Jersey. Yeah. Yeah, it was just Well, and, of course, who would have thought, right? Exactly. It's one of those things that it's really hard to imagine. And I can understand your reaction. And it did change all of us who were there. And as I've said to many people, and my wife has really pointed this out the problem for most people, certainly the people outside of the immediate area where this occurred that is outside New York City and so on, or further away, who just couldn't see what was happening. Your view, not yours, because you were there. But the view of people was only as large as your TV screen or your newspaper. And you couldn't have the same impact in your mind as all of us who were there at the time did. So you went back to Canada for a couple of months. And that's sort of understandable. You had a place to escape to as it were.   Jennifer Lieberman  17:33 Yeah. First I went to the Poconos. So I had a good friend Heather. She was initially my roommate. And then we, you know, we both ended up living in Alphabet City, actually. But she moved in with a boyfriend. And you know, no cell phones were working. As you know, all the cell towers were down because they were in the Trade Center. So we couldn't get I couldn't call my parents. I couldn't call anyone in Canada. But Heather and I somehow found each other on the street. And I guess it took two or three days for her dad to be able to drive to the city and get us because the city was closed. They weren't letting any vehicles in or out of the city. And I ended up going her dad picked us up. It was her boyfriend at the time. She and myself. And we went to their house in the Poconos for a few days. And then I got back to the city. And I don't know if planes were back up in the air yet, but I took the train home to Toronto, it was like a 12 hour train ride. And I just like packed up everything I had and just hopped on the train. Because I also felt like my dreams were so trite and insignificant compared to the weight of what happened. And I felt silly. I felt you know that everything that was so important to me the day before, was completely superfluous after that incident.   Michael Hingson  19:12 Yeah, what could you do? And it it makes perfect sense that you just left. You're fortunate to be able to do that. Some cell phones were working that day because I was able to call my wife in New Jersey. She couldn't call me. But I could call her interesting. And we were able to, to communicate learned later that day that the trains had started running from Penn Station in New York to Penn Station in Newark. So I was able to get a train later that evening, back to Newark, and then catch the train going from Newark out to Westfield, where we lived. So we got home at about seven that night. It was interesting being on the train, going from New York to New Jersey, people came up to me and said, You're really dirty. Were you downtown? And I said, Yeah, I was in Tower One. And it was interesting while we were going to the train station, from the apartment of a friend of my colleague, David's who I was with, although it wasn't the same as typical, still cars were moving, there was traffic. And it seemed like even only being a few miles away, it was already so significantly different than what we were experiencing downtown.   Jennifer Lieberman  20:40 Oh, yeah, the whole world stopped. If you were on the island of Manhattan, the whole world stopped, you know, and I ended up in New Jersey as well, actually. Because I was beneath 14th street and they didn't really want anybody coming back home if you were below 14th street because they didn't know. Like we talked about before we started recording, you know, gas leaks, fires under the city, things like that the fires could travel through the subway lines, you know, through the tunnels and stuff. So I ended up in New Jersey at a colleague's place for I guess, the first couple of nights. And yeah, it was it's It's surreal. It was just, that's the only word. You know, I can think   Michael Hingson  21:30 of was just how did you get to New Jersey?   Jennifer Lieberman  21:32 I believe I took a train from Penn Station.   Michael Hingson  21:35 Okay, so you were able to catch a train too, which was cool.   Jennifer Lieberman  21:39 Yeah, I was able to catch a train. Yeah, it was. I can't even   Michael Hingson  21:45 Well, let's, let's go back to you. So you moved back to Canada for a little while. Yeah.   Jennifer Lieberman  21:50 Canada. And you know, that didn't last? No, it didn't last because, you know, after I got over the initial shock of what actually happened. I was like, Yeah, you know, my dreams are important to me. And art is just as important as ever, especially during a crisis, having writers and having theater and having stories and people who are able to tell stories in compelling ways. And I basically did a, I did a one ad. And when all I went right back to what I was doing before, with an even stronger conviction than I had previously.   Michael Hingson  22:37 So what happened?   Jennifer Lieberman  22:40 So I continued with the theatre company that I was with, and I got into, like I said, couple other theatre companies I was performing off off Broadway pretty regularly. I was with a mime company called the American mime theatre, and trained and performed as a mime for a few years. And this company was quite special. It was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. And it was its own medium. It wasn't a copy of French pantomime. It was its own discipline. And that was actually coming. You know what, when we got to the one woman shows, but doing the mind training was the best foundation I could have asked for moving forward and doing one person shows where I was playing multiple characters and had to snap in and out of them very quickly. And being able to just snap into a physicality that made it very clear to the audience that I was somebody new, or somebody different as to the character who was previous. So yeah, I ended up producing a bunch of shows off Broadway got into film production. I was in New York for about six years and, and just try to learn as much as I could and craft as much as I could. I started working with a director named Jim craft offered rest in peace he passed a couple years ago during the pandemic, not from COVID. But he was a phenomenal writer and director he studied under Ilya Khazanah at the actor studio, and his play to patch it was a real tipping point in my artistic career. I had to play a mentally challenged girl who was raped and murdered. And once I was able to get through that, I realized like yeah, I really prove to myself like okay, this is where I belong. You know, I have the I have the chops. I have the stamina, I have the drive and you You know, that was like a big milestone, also, in terms of it was the most challenging role that I had ever come across. And I really had to rise to the occasion. And a lot of times in creative work, like until you were given the opportunity to rise to the occasion, you don't know what you're made of. So that was a huge milestone for me. And then, while I was working after I was working on capatch it, my grandma got sick, and I ended up back in Toronto for about a year and a half to help my mom, and my grandma got better and which was great. And then I decided to give la a try. One of the films that I had produced in New York was in a festival in LA and I went to the festival, the film won a couple of awards. And I was like, Okay, I'm gonna give Hollywood a shot now. And that's, that's what happened next.   Michael Hingson  26:01 Well, typically, people always want to get noticed and seen and so on. So what kind of was really your big break? And in terms of whether it be Broadway or wherever? And why do you consider it a big break?   Jennifer Lieberman  26:16 Okay, um, so I, when I was in LA, I had been there for about a year and this is where Europe the sled came into play. A friend suggested that I create a vehicle for myself that, you know, everybody comes from all over the world, to have their, you know, hat in the ring and give it a try to be a star in Hollywood. And very, very, very few people make it. And you have to kind of come up with a way to get noticed. So a friend of mine suggested, do a one woman show, showcase your writing, showcase your acting ability, and you can invite agents, you can invite directors, you can invite people that can hire you people that can represent you, and that will be a good vehicle. So I did what she said. And nobody from the industry really showed up, I kind of compare it to the movie lala land with Emma Stone where she does this one woman show and there's like one person in the audience, I had more than one person, because I had supportive friends from acting class and my mom came from Canada. But in terms of industry, nobody, nobody who could represent me or hired me show up showed up. However, I had so much fun creating the characters working on the show, and taking so this was like the next plateau in my career to patch it, where I played the mentally challenged girl was like the first kind of plateau of being like, okay, you know, you really have to rise to the occasion, doing an hour and a half on stage by yourself playing 10 characters was a whole different level of rising to the occasion. And I did it successfully expecting to fail. And not only that, so much of my time in LA up until that point, had been trying to get in the door, trying to get the job trying to get the audition. And none of that was actually doing what I went there to do, which was being creative, and performing. So I realized, like, okay, of course, I'm still going to submit to auditions. And I'm still going to try and get an agent and all of that. But in the meantime, I have the agency and the ability to create this piece and develop it and keep going with it. And I did and I did a few different workshops in LA and then I got invited to be in a festival in New York, I won the Audience Choice Award at the festival and then Doom like that was the next kind of plateau because now not only could I did I prove to myself, I could do a one woman show, but I proved that it could be recognized and successful. And that led to another one woman show in Australia. And then when I got back from Australia, because at this point in time, I had been a producer for hire for many, many years I had been producing since I was 22. And I had produced well over a dozen film and theatre projects at this point. And I was like huh, I I can help other actors who are frustrated spinning their wheels achieve what I achieved. And that's when I founded my company make your own break. So you know, nobody ever gave me a big break. I'd like them to if anyone has a big break waiting, I'll take it. But, um, but also realizing that I could do this for myself and I can do this for other actors and writers on a small scale was really exciting to me, because I love the creative process. And I love working with actors, and I love working with writers and storytelling, and I love helping I call it I love helping people dig for the gold that's inside of them, because everybody has a treasure buried inside. But a lot of times we're we're not put in situations that push ourselves to actually dig for it. Especially when we're in situations where other people are giving us opportunities, as opposed to us having to really dig down inside and figure out how do I create this opportunity for myself?   Michael Hingson  30:53 Well, and it's also true that oftentimes, we don't necessarily recognize the opportunities are right there for the taking.   Jennifer Lieberman  31:02 Exactly, exactly. And then so creating the one woman show set me on this whole trajectory of I'm just going to keep creating my own stuff. And I created a web series with a friend of mine from acting class, we wrote it together, we produced it together, we both starred in it. You know, it wasn't like commercially successful, like, there's dismal. You know, we did this almost 10 years ago, and there's like dismal YouTube views. It's very embarrassing, but it's also one of the things I'm the most proud of, I had the most fun working on it, I loved everything about it. And it's one of those projects where all the problems with it could have been solved if we had more money. And, to me, that's a success. Because, you know, we couldn't help the fact that we didn't have more money to make it. And the fact that you know, okay, fine, you know, the, the camera work wasn't fantastic, or the stats weren't fantastic, you know, but all the actors were fantastic. The directing was fantastic, the writing was fantastic, you know, so so I'm so super proud of that. And then Rebecca, my partner on that we made a short film together. And then I finally finally after decades of being a writer, because I started writing when I was eight, had the confidence to produce something that I had written on my own. And that was my short film leash. And that ended up screening at the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival, which was like another huge milestone, I still couldn't get any agents or managers or anybody to take me on or represent me. But at this point, it's like, I got my film that I made that I wrote that, you know, that I produced that I was in to the biggest, most important film festival in the world. And I'm like, okay, that like, you know, even though the industry quote unquote, you know, hasn't recognized me yet. In terms of like, the agents and the managers and staff that's like, there must be something valid to my creativity. And then I made another short film, and it also got screened in the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival on screen at the Cambridge Film Festival in the UK, and it just kind of, you know, so all these little bits of validation, they haven't turned into, you know, the career that I'm aspiring towards, but it's all encouragement. That helps me keep going.   Michael Hingson  33:57 You certainly are unstoppably optimistic.   Jennifer Lieberman  34:01 Well, the thing is, I don't even think it's that. I think it's just I don't have a choice. This is just who I am. It's what I do. I just keep creating, I can't help it. There was this movie years ago with Jeffrey rush called quills about the marquis decide, and how he was imprisoned because of his writing and how he was persecuted. And, you know, he kept writing no matter what he kept writing, he would write in blood on his bedsheets. And eventually he was just nude in a in a cell with nothing, because they needed to stop him from writing the depraved material that he was writing. And, you know, it was just I wouldn't say my my compulsion is that extreme. But yeah, I don't feel like this is something I chose. I feel like it chose me It's something inside of me. And I get very depressed when I'm not able to have a creative outlet. You know, it's almost survival, which I know sounds completely absurd, but any other creative who has the same conviction? I do, it makes complete sense to them.   Michael Hingson  35:23 Well, you wrote starred in and did everything regarding, of course, your, your one woman show your of the slot what happened to it? Because it did oh yeah appear and you had some awards with it and so on. So what happened?   Jennifer Lieberman  35:39 So, um, in the interim, so once we won the award in New York, some people, like lots of people, actually friends, colleagues, people that I didn't know, suggested that it would be a great Chiclet book, and that I should write the novel. So I did, I wrote, I wrote the novel and shopped it around for a couple years. But once again, I was so green, it didn't even occur to me, like, oh, you should hire an editor, and you should hire a proofreader. And you should get a whole team of people together before you start sending it to agents and, and, you know, publishing companies. So I gave up on it. Over a decade, I probably gave up on it about three times. You know, the first time, I was completely unprepared. The second time, I did hire an editor, and she just was the wrong fit. And it didn't resonate with her. So she was just very cruel in her feedback. And I couldn't look at it for another two years. And, and then finally, a friend of mine encouraged me to finish it and self publish it not to be successful, but just to get to the finish line, and not have one more project hanging over me that's unfinished. So with that state of mind, it was actually kind of a relief, because it's like, Oh, I'm not even trying to make this book successful. I'm just trying to get to the finish line. And then I did, and I, I self published Europe, the sled and it was censored. And for a good year, I tried my damnedest to get around the censorship issues with Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, in terms of advertising. It was allowed to be on Amazon, I was allowed to have a Facebook page, I was allowed to have an Instagram account, but it couldn't do any advertising, which means I couldn't break through my audience of peers. So if you weren't already my friend, I couldn't get the information to you. Which kind of made it dead in the water. A colleague of mine after a year suggested to change the title since that was the only barrier. And I was like, No, the title is what's you know, is why it was a success in the first place. That's what packed houses. Village Voice had no problem. Printing ads with the title timeout in New York had no problem none of the, you know, none of the entities that came to review the play had problems publishing the title. But I guess since it was published after the ME TOO movement, the climate had changed a little bit. And we weren't able to. Yeah, well, I just wasn't able to get it out there. So after a few months of hemming and hawing over the whole situation, because I had the title before I had the story. I'm just I was just pretty good at coming up with catchy titles. So I was really married to it and then finally revamped it, retitled it, rebranded it, relaunched it. And it's now a number one bestseller on Amazon. It recently won the gold medal at the Global Book Awards for Best Coming of Age book, it won a bronze medal at the independent publishing Awards for Best romance slash erotica ebook. And, yeah, it's won a couple more, but those are the most notable and it served me well to to retitle the book so,   Michael Hingson  39:30 and the title of the book is   Jennifer Lieberman  39:32 near of the what, so it rhymes with slut. But it's not as controversial. And it actually serves me because in the process of, of publishing this first one, I realized that it's a trilogy and Book Two is going to be year of the bitch and I'll have the same problems. So I'm just going to keep it under the year of the white umbrella. a lot.   Michael Hingson  40:01 I would I would submit, maybe not. I know there is, well, I suppose anything's possible. But my wife and I love to read a variety of books. And we've written or we've read a number of books by an author Barbara Nino. So she wrote the Stasi justice series. Have you ever read any of her books? I haven't been on familiar with her. So she's also written the bitches Ever After series published with that name, so maybe it won't be quite the same? Well,   Jennifer Lieberman  40:34 there's a big book out called the ethical slut, that? Well, you know, and they had no problems with censorship, either. But I think sometimes it can, it depends on who your publisher is and who you're connected to. But um, but anyway, I think the year of the web series serves me because as soon as someone opens the first page of the book, The subtitle is right there, right. Yeah,   Michael Hingson  41:00 so people should go look for year of the what? Yes. Well, I'm glad it has been really successful. And you have worn a lot of hats on, off off Broadway and Hollywood and so on. And now you're back in Canada, and so on. What do you like best of all those hats and all those jobs or opportunities.   Jennifer Lieberman  41:27 That's number one. That's always been my number one passion. That's why I started writing fan fiction when I was eight, is because I just wanted to be in these movies and shows that I watched, and I really enjoy writing, I actually really enjoy producing and helping bring projects to life, whether they're mine or somebody else's. But the there's something magical about performing and living and breathing in somebody else's skin and a different world that a writer created. And it's just incomparable. So   Michael Hingson  42:14 year of the well, we'll, we'll do the slot. What? Is it funny?   Jennifer Lieberman  42:21 It is yes. So what are the words that one was best rom com of 2021. So when I submitted it to book life through Publishers Weekly, one of the reviews was that it doesn't fit neatly into the romance genre. And it doesn't fit neatly into the erotica genre. And it doesn't fit into this genre and doesn't fit into that genre. They didn't even review the book, like didn't even give like a positive or negative review. All they did was list all the genres it didn't fit into. And, but it is quite humorous. Because it's about these dating misadventures, and coming of age and coming to terms with sexuality, being a young woman in New York City, and kind of having to reevaluate a lot of the stories or, you know, kind of expectations that were ingrained in the character. So it's not even about her being a slut. It's about her reevaluating what that word means to her, because she only planned to be with my one man. So anything more than that would put her in the slot category. But yeah, so it was her kind of, you know, reevaluating her perception of what is the slot? And, you know, how many partners is too many and all of that stuff? Because, also, in today's world, how realistic is it? For someone to be with just one partner for their whole life? I don't know. Especially like in Western society? I don't know.   Michael Hingson  44:14 Well, since you have been involved in writing something that's humorous and so on, have you at all been involved in comedy stand up comedy or any of those kinds of things?   Jennifer Lieberman  44:26 Yeah, I did do stand up comedy. I do it from time to time. I wouldn't call myself a stand up comedian. Because I don't love it enough to be hitting the clubs every single night trying to get on stage, which if you're trying to make a living as a stand up comedian, you have to be hitting the clubs every night. All of the legit stand up comedians, I know will hit 234 Different clubs at night to get up. And I'm not that committed to it. It's a nice muscle to flex, it's nice to know that I have the courage to get up and do it that I can make an audience laugh. But I'm no by no means a professional stand up. I got into it by accident, I responded to a casting notice looking for females who could be funny. And it was a promoter looking for more female comics to be on his shows. And he was willing to train and coach to coach women because he just felt like he wasn't getting enough women applying to be on his on his lineups. And he wasn't meeting enough women. This was this was a few years ago, this was like I think 2014 is when I started, it was just before Amy Schumer, like, had her breakout success and became a huge household name. Now, now when you go into the comedy scene, there are so many more women than then there was, you know, about eight years ago. So now, it's not the same climate. So his name? Matt Taylor, his name's Matt Taylor. So he kind of convinced me to give it a go and try five minutes. Because I was like, oh, no, like, That's too scary. I don't do that. But after doing two one woman shows where I was on stage by myself for over an hour, each one I was like, Okay, what's five minutes. And I did it. And when I was a hit, it was great. Nobody thought everybody thought I was quite seasoned. All the other comedians on the lineup thought that I had done it dozens of times before. And I, I did it pretty consistently for a couple of years. But once again, like I said, I just didn't love it enough. Like I'd rather I would run, I would run to a theater every night to do Shakespeare or Tennessee Williams, I wouldn't run to a theater every night to do stand up. So it's just not the type of creative that I am. But once again, nice to know that, that I can flex that muscle.   Michael Hingson  47:14 So how many books have you written so far? One novel,   Jennifer Lieberman  47:17 which we discussed, and then under Mike, my consulting business to make your own break business I've published to during the pandemic, I always intended to publish books, under the Make Your Own break umbrella, about low budget, film production, low, no budget is more accurate, no budget theatre production, how to develop a solo show. So all of those are still coming. But during the pandemic, I was asked to coach a few executives, to help them with their presentation skills and engaging their team. And I'm kind of like a nerd and I didn't feel qualified to coach these people. So I was like, Okay, I have to come up with a system before I feel confident enough to like go and actually, you know, do this and charge money. So I came up with these seven steps on how to master your virtual meeting. So that's one of the books make your own break, how to master your virtual meeting in seven simple steps. And then I also recorded my AUDIO BOOK during the initial lockdown, and I messed up a lot. And I had to I recorded the entire book and had to throw it in the garbage and start again from scratch. And then the same friend colleague who suggested I changed my title suggested that I write a how to book geared towards self published authors and indie authors on how they can record and publish their own audio books. So that's book number two how to record and publish your audio book in seven simple steps once again under the Make Your Own break umbrella. And yeah, so there are those two books and like I said, I I will be publishing more How To books under the Make Your Own break, but those will probably pertain more to film theater production and creative process.   Michael Hingson  49:23 And then the what? At pardon. And then more year of the what and then more   Jennifer Lieberman  49:28 year of the wet because that I've realized as a trilogy. You know, when women are young, if people want to attack us in our teens and 20s Regardless of what our personal lives are, people call us a sloth. Whether it's male or females, it's a woman it's a it's a word is weaponized against women. And then as we get older, more assertive, more confident, we're we're called a bitch. So I'm kind of going through the trajectory of words. are used as weapons against women, and how we can reframe them and own them, instead of being ashamed of them.   Michael Hingson  50:09 Then you can write the fourth book what bitch. But anyway, that's another story. Exactly. So did you publish an audiobook?   Jennifer Lieberman  50:18 I did, yes. This year of the what is available on Audible? Yes. So I did I, I was I finally recorded a successful version. And it was after that, that I decided that okay, yeah, maybe I can write the how to book on how to do this. And it's specifically encouraging self published authors. Because if you have enough conviction to write your story, you should be the one telling it.   Michael Hingson  50:47 It's interesting in the publishing world today, that and people will tell you, this agents and others will tell you this, that it isn't like it used to be, you have to do a lot of your own marketing, even if you get a publisher to take on your book and take that project. So the fact is doing an indie publishing project certainly uses a lot of the same rules, you still have to market it, you're gonna have to do it either way, you're still going to be doing a lot of the work, the publishing industry can help. But you still got to do a lot, if not most of the work.   Jennifer Lieberman  51:29 Yeah, and not just that, I don't know, if if you follow any celebrities, on on Twitter, or Instagram, but I believe nowadays, like I'm a, I'm a member of the Screen Actors Guild, that union in the US, and a lot of contracts now have social media obligations written into them, that you have to tweet that you have to post a certain amount to help promote the show. And a lot of decisions are based on how big of a following you have, there's actually, I'm not sure if you were a Game of Thrones fan, I was a big Game of Thrones fan. But one of the characters, it was between her and another actress and she had a bigger social media following. And that was the tipping point of how she got cast. So it you know, self promote, like that's what social media is, it's all self promotion. So it's not just the publishing world, it's the acting world, I think it's just become the norm of it doesn't matter what business you're in. It used to be that you needed a.com. In order to exist now you need a social media following in order to exist.   Michael Hingson  52:53 I know when we originally did fender Dogg, and Thomas Nelson put, picked it up and decided to publish it. Even then back in 2010, and 2011. One of the main questions was, how much will you be able to contribute to the marketing of the book? How much will you be able to help promote it? Now? We have a contract to do our next book, A Guide Dogs Guide to Being brave, unless the publisher decides once we're done to change the title. But still, it is all about how big of a following do you have? How much are you going to be able to contribute contribute to the book because you're probably not going to get some sort of big book tour or anything like that paid for by the publishing company, unless there's some compelling reason to do it. And it is all about what you can do. So publishing is changing, the landscape is changing. mainstream publishers are great, they do add a lot of value. But you do need to learn to sell and to market and be intelligent about it as an author, no matter how your book gets published.   Jennifer Lieberman  54:03 Yes. And, you know, it's a double edged sword, because it gives lots of opportunities to indie, indie authors, but it also, it's sad for me because it becomes a popularity contest. And it's not necessarily about how good your book is, or how good your work is. It's just if you, you know, have a buzz factor. And if you have a following or if you had, like some mishap in your life that went viral, then all of a sudden, you have this huge platform for all these opportunities, regardless of how talented or prepared you are for those opportunities. And you know, it like I said, it's a double edged sword. There are benefits to it. And there are, you know, there are detriments to it but also like I'm the type of artist. I'm gonna I'm willing to go outside of my integrity. So let the chips fall where they may.   Michael Hingson  55:05 Well, you have written both in the literary world, if you will. And in the theater world, which do you prefer? And why? Oh, that's a toughy. Because you're doing a lot with each one, aren't you?   Jennifer Lieberman  55:21 Yeah. And I'm still like, I'm, you know, and that's the thing, like I write plays, I write scripts for film, and I'm writing a TV pilot right now. And in the literary world, the benefit of writing in the literary world, is once the writing is finished, and when I mean writing, I mean, also the editing and the proofreading. Your job is done, like the project is complete. When you're writing theatrically, whether it's film or theatre, that's just step one, there's still a very, very, very long road ahead of you, you know, and trying to get into the right hands, trying to raise the money, trying to, you know, get the right team together, and the right actors, the right, you know, then you had, then there's the feat of filming it, and then the post production process, and then the distribution process. So there is something very satisfying when writing a book that's finished. But there's also something very exciting to me, you know, in the whole process of getting a project produced from you know, from step one to step 55.   Michael Hingson  56:45 So, as a writer in the theatrical world, you really can't just be a writer, and then you turn it over to someone, if you're going to make it successful, I gather, what you're saying is, you really have to be the driving force behind the whole project, not just the writing part.   Jennifer Lieberman  57:01 Well, at my level, because like I said, I don't have an agent, I don't, I'm trying to get things into other people's hands. So right now, I'm shopping around here of the what for theatrical opportunity, I went to the Cannes Film Festival to the market there, I've met with a certain number of people. And one of the questions was, how involved would you want to be in this project? And my answer is, however involved you would like, you know, because I'm not married to this project. Like I, I've been living with this for a decade, between writing it, workshopping it, and then the novel between the play and the novel, like, I'm ready to let this go. If somebody wants to write me a check. Go ahead, do what you will with it. You know, but then there are other pieces that are closer to my heart that I'm like, oh, no, like, this isn't for sale. We can partner on this and make this together. But this is, you know, staying under my under my wings, so to speak. But I have another I have a short piece, a short film, that a friend of mine is shooting in LA next month, and I'm not really gonna have any creative involvement in it.   Michael Hingson  58:26 Out of curiosity, when somebody asks you that question, is there sort of a general trend as to what do they want the answer to be? Or is it really something that varies? They they're not necessarily looking for you to be involved typically, or they'd like you to be involved typically, as a really an answer that makes more sense to most people than not,   Jennifer Lieberman  58:47 you know, it's interesting, because I've gotten both, I've gotten both opinions. You know, for, I guess the higher up people are on the food chain. They're very relieved to hear that I don't need to have any involvement in it at all, because they know how hard it is to get something made in the first place, let alone having all of these, you know, kind of stipulations. It's like, well, I can only get made, you know, she gets to approve the script and this and this and this and that, you know, so the less I think the less involvement I have, the easier it is for the producer because they have more freedom to negotiate. Right. But that's an instinct once again, I don't know, you know,   Michael Hingson  59:32 it probably does very well. How do you keep such a positive attitude and keep yourself to use the terminology of our podcast unstoppable as you get a lot of rejections as you face a lot of challenges. And as you said, you haven't had that huge break. But how do you keep yourself going?   Jennifer Lieberman  59:51 I love it. This is a love affair. This is a lifelong love affair for me. And I was on a podcast A few days ago, we had to write a creativity statement. And my creativity statement is that being a creative is like being in a one sided relationship, and you have to love it enough for both of you. Because the the industry isn't necessarily going to love you back. But if you love it enough, if you love the creative process enough, you're just gonna keep going.   Michael Hingson  1:00:22 I want you to extrapolate that to just anyone even outside the theatrical world. What would you tell somebody if they come up to you and say, How can I just keep myself going,   Jennifer Lieberman  1:00:35 find something that you love and do it as often as possible? It doesn't have to be your job, you don't have to make money at it. You just have to have something in your life that you really love and enjoy doing. You know, whether it's dancing, whether it's singing, you know, and that's the thing like, you don't have to be a superstar. I'm not a superstar. Maybe one day I will be universe. But I, I'm not going to stop what I do, because it just brings me so much joy. And I'm so happy and I do I get in a funk. I get in a funk when I'm not able to create. And, you know, for some people it might be hiking or kayaking or camping or connecting with nature. That's something that that I love to do. Also, that brings me joy. But yeah, I think a lot of us get so caught up. And also I would say close your screen. Go dark, go dark for a few days. Don't worry about what's going on on social media. Don't worry about the internet, like go outside and actually be in the real world connect with real people connect with nature. Be in your body. I find when I get in my head, too much I can spin out. But when you're in your body, you can you can feel your you can feel your essence. You   Michael Hingson  1:02:04 know, always good to step back.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:02:07 So that would be my advice.   Michael Hingson  1:02:10 It's always good to step back and look at yourself and just relax. And we don't do that often enough. We get too involved in that social media and everything else as you point out.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:02:22 Yeah, exactly. And it's proven like there are statistics, social media makes people depressed. People only put their Insta life best moments on social media. I'm sure someone will mention if they're going through a hard time or whatever. But that's not the majority of people. People will sift through their life find take a million photos of one of one scenario, find the best photo doctorate with with face tune filters and whatever and make their life look fabulous. And you know, everything's curated. I'm actually I wrote a poem about this. Would you mind I've never shared this publicly. Can I? Really?   Michael Hingson  1:03:09 Sure. Go ahead.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:03:11 Okay. It's called Black Sabbath. And basically, it's about going dark. Can we all just go dark for a day? Turn off the devices be still be silent and pray? No posts, no distractions? No waiting impatiently for strangers reactions. Can we all just go dark for a day? No selfie indulgence? No curated inspiration. No unsolicited motivation. Be present. Be awake. Meditate. Can we all just go dark for a day hold our loved ones dear if not in our arms in our consciousness spear. Make amends with our Maker, the true force of nature and submit to the power of our sublime creator. Can we all just go dark for a day, shut our screens, search our souls reclaim our minds that get hijacked every time we scroll. And finally take back our grip of the only thing we can control. That's it.   Michael Hingson  1:04:24 That's as powerful as it gets. And it is so true. Yeah. Yeah. It is absolutely so true. So what you've already alluded to it, what do you do when you're not writing and being creative? What do you like to do to relax? You said some of   Jennifer Lieberman  1:04:41 it. Yeah, I'm a yoga Holic. Like I said, I spent the first half of my life as a competitive gymnast. So I'm super active. I love physical activity. I don't work out in terms of like, I don't go to the gym and I don't do a certain amount of reps and I I'm on a treadmill for 20 minutes a day I do physical activities that I enjoy, so I enjoy yoga. I'm quite advanced at it with a gymnastics background so it's fun and acrobatic for me. I love hiking. I love connecting with nature whether it's stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, I love all of that stuff. Not much of a snow skier though I don't really love the cold, even though I'm Canadian.   Michael Hingson  1:05:30 How lucky you were you live in? You don't like to call it okay.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:05:34 Yeah, I don't. But basically anything active and outdoors. There's a treetop trekking course not far from where my parents are. And like, that's next on the list. I'm really excited to do that. What is that? Basically, they have these like, kind of obstacle courses up in the trees. So you're on harnesses, and you know, whether it's like platforms that you walk across, or ropes courses that you have to, you know, I don't know, I haven't been but it sounds fun.   Michael Hingson  1:06:12 Well, you have to let us know what it's like after you, you get to go clearly not wheelchair accessible. So I'm sure my wife's not gonna want to do it. But nevertheless, you got to let us know how it goes once you do it.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:06:27 Yes, I will. I will. It's very exciting. Oh, and I love live music. So like rock shows. That's my jam. I'm a rocker chick.   Michael Hingson  1:06:36 There you go. Well, I want to thank you for being here. And spending the last hour and a little bit more with us. This has been fun. Clearly, you keep yourself going you do move forward, you're not going to let things stop you, you are going to be unstoppable, as I said, using the parlance of the name of the podcast, but I want to thank you for being here and inspiring all of us and telling us your story. If people want to reach out to you and contact you and learn more about you find your books or anything else. How will they do that?   Jennifer Lieberman  1:07:10 Okay, so year of the what.com is the website for the book, but it'll link you to almost everything. Or you can go to make your own break.com. Both of those have links to all of the books and all the social media. And they also have contact pages that will come to my inbox directly. So that's the best way. If you want to find out more about me, and on social media, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I am Jen Lieberman. So the at sign, and then I am Jen. J e n Lieberman L i E,B E R m a N.   Michael Hingson  1:08:00 Well, I hope people will reach out oh, I should ask you you written in your writing the How To books? Are you going to do anything like create any online courses or anything?   Jennifer Lieberman  1:08:10 You know, it's funny I was doing in person courses. I haven't gotten around to doing the online ones yet. But yes, that is also in the works. There's a laundry list. Bed. And like we talked about, I wear many hats. And I'm always more interested in the creative stuff. As opposed to the as opposed to the business side. So I you know, I always feel like, oh, there'll be time for the course there'll be time for that. And as it as it so happens, the more successful my creative career is, the more validity I have to teach these other courses. So it's all in good time.   Michael Hingson  1:08:49 Great. Well, again, thank you for being here with us people, please go visit your of the what.com or make your own break.com. And reach out to Jen, she would love to hear from you. And I would love to hear from you. I'd love to know what you thought about today, I would really appreciate you giving us a five star rating. Jennifer Lieberman needs a five star rating. So let's give her one you all. And I want to thank you all for for being here. Reach out to me, feel free to do so by emailing me at Michaelhi at accessibe.com Or go visit WWW dot Michael hingson.com/podcast. Or just go to Michael hingson.com and learn more about the things that I do. But either way, please help us give Jen rave reviews. And Jen one last time. Thank you very much for being here.   Jennifer Lieberman  1:09:48 Thank you so much, Michael. This was such a treat. I really appreciate you having me on.   Michael Hingson  1:09:53 Well, the fun and the honor was mine. So thank you you   1:09:59 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. I appreciate it very much. To learn more about the concept of blinded by fear, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com forward slash blinded by fear and while you're there, feel free to pick up a copy of my free eBook entitled blinded by fear. The unstoppable mindset podcast is provided by access cast an initiative of accessiBe and is sponsored by accessiBe. Please visit www.accessibe.com. accessiBe is spelled a c c e s s i b e. There you can learn all about how you can make your website inclusive for all persons with disabilities and how you can help make the internet fully inclusive by 2025. Thanks again for listening. Please come back and visit us again next week.

Awkward Conversations
The Best of Season 1

Awkward Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 23:35


In this season one recap, we take a look back at some of the post-show interviews. Jodie Sweetin and Amy McCarthy revisit common themes from the season. They are joined by special guest parents, Andy Buckley and Sean Astin, who appear on the Awkward Conversation web series post show. The group shares conversations they experienced in their own families and explore how social media has changed awkward conversations for this generation. Tune in for advice to transform every awkward conversation you have with your kids.   IN THIS EPISODE: [00:37] Show excerpt  [03:03] Recap on medications and drugs [08:19] Andy shares what his conversations with his own kids look like [12:39] Sean talks about the groundwork that his life laid for awkward conversation [15:16] How social media has changed awkward conversations [18:35] Amy and Sean discuss relationship tools    KEY TAKEAWAYS: It's okay to ask for help. “It takes a village” is true and parental support is helpful Your reactions to when kids are talking about a friend's experience could be your child feeling you out on how you would react if they are going through the same experience. You need to focus on relationships. They are the foundation for awkward conversations. ***DISCLAIMER***The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Awkward Conversation series are solely those of the individuals, speakers, commentators, experts, and or hosts involved and do not necessarily reflect nor represent those of the production, associates or broadcaster, or any of its employees. Production is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series available for viewing. The primary purpose of this series is to educate and inform. This series does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This series is available for private, non-commercial use only. The production, broadcaster, or its channel cannot be held accountable for all or any views expressed during this program. Resources: DEA Takeback Website Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Substance Use Prevention One Pill Could Kill Never Thought I'd Say This Podcast with Jodie Sweetin Team Upstandards with Trevor Donovan Get Smart About Drugs Website Elks Kid Zone Website Elks Drug Awareness Program Website Elks DAP on Twitter Elks DAP on Facebook Elks DAP on YouTube DEA Website DEA on Instagram DEA on Twitter DEA on Facebook DEA YouTube Channel Trevor Donovan Instagram Team Upstanders Instagram Trevor Donovan Twitter   Watch Awkward Conversations Season 1 the series: Awkward Breakfast Conversations - Ep. 1 Awkward Lunch Conversations - Ep. 2 Awkward Dinner Conversations - Ep. 3  Bios/Cast: This web series stars American screen and stage actor David Dastmalchian, playing the role of the father. David is most recently known for his roles in Dune, The Suicide Squad, and Ant-Man. The mother, played by actress Dinora Walcott, is known for her role in shows like NCIS, Scandal, and The Big Bang Theory. In this episode, we welcome John Amos, playing the role of Grandpa. John is an American actor widely known for his role in Good Times, Die Hard 2, and Roots. This episode features Seychelles Mizel, playing the role of the daughter, and Phoenix Nicholson, as the young son.   Jodie Sweetin is an American actress and television personality known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in the ABC comedy series Full House and its Netflix sequel series Fuller House. Jodie is joined by Content Expert Amy McCarthy, a Senior Clinical Social Worker at Boston Children's Hospital.   Amy McCarthy, LICSW, is the Director of Social Work for the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital where she provides direct clinical and programmatic support. Additionally, Amy has extensive experience working in community-based settings providing care to young people living with complex mental health needs, and their families. As the former director of the Boston-Suffolk County Family Resource Center, she worked with an abundance of community partners to ensure residents had access to vital resources to meet basic needs and beyond. Amy received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Siena College and earned a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Wheelock College.   Andy Buckley was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Played on the Stanford golf team during his freshman year. A journeyman actor in the 90s and stopped acting as a career in 2000. Partner in an Investment Advisory Group at a brokerage house in Los Angeles. Auditioning for The Office (2005) was a fluke. Hats off to Allison Jones, the show's casting director, for coming up with the idea. Buckley's grateful and having fun with it. Along with Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Dax Shepard, were part of a short-lived sketch comedy group 'House of Floyd,' which grew out of their work at The Groundlings. Was Reba McEntire's fella in two of her music videos: 'Rather Ride Around With You and 'What If It's You.' Played in the U.S. Amateur many years ago. Married to Nancy Banks, an acting teacher/coach. They have two sons.   Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist, and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award-winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke on February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr., but Astin discovered through a DNA test in the 1990s that his biological father is music promoter Michael Tell, who was married to Patty Duke in 1970. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin, who married Patty Duke in 1972 and whose surname Sean took. Sean's mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean's biological father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. At age nine, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981). Followed by Sean's feature debut The Goonies (1985) and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Starring in Toy Soldiers (1991), Where the Day Takes You (1992), Rudy (1993), and Harrison Bergeron (1995). He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995). Sean's adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969. Sean experienced another career breakthrough with his role as the epitome of loyal sidekicks, Samwise Gamgee, in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, released in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Along with the many awards bestowed upon the trilogy (particularly its final installment The Return of the King), Sean received nominations for his own performance. He took home the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and awards from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the Seattle Film Critics, the Utah Film Critics Association, and the Phoenix Film Critics Society. As an ensemble, the Return of the King cast received awards from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and the Screen Actors Guild. In 2004, Sean authored the NY Times bestseller "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale," chronicling his acting career with an emphasis on his experiences filming the Lord of the Rings trilogy.   Seychelles Mizel is a recent Cal State Northridge graduate and an aspiring actress represented by Tangerine Talent Agency. She studied both Theatre and Cinema Studies. She moved to LA from Northern California in 2018 and has been using her creativity to discover her passions in the industry ever since.   About Elks As a 150-year-old organization, they are 100% inclusive with a membership of close to 1 million diverse men and women in over 2,000 Lodges nationally, and while they consider themselves faith-based, they are nondenominational and open to all creeds. The Elks have always prided themselves on civic duty, and the Elks Drug and Alcohol Prevention (DAP) program is the nation's largest all-volunteer Kids Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention program. The Elks are also strong supporters of our brave men and women in the military, having built and donated the nation's first VA Hospital to the U.S. government. The Elks have donated more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to enrich the lives of millions of people!    About DEA The United States Drug Enforcement Administration was created in 1973 by President Nixon after the government noticed an alarming rise in recreational drug use and drug-related crime. A division of the Department of Justice, DEA is tasked with enforcing the controlled substances laws by apprehending offenders to be prosecuted for criminal and civil crimes. DEA is the largest and most effective anti-drug organization in the world, with 239 domestic locations and 91 foreign offices in 68 countries.

The Smart Human with Dr. Aly Cohen
Toxins & Cancer with guest Fran Drescher

The Smart Human with Dr. Aly Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 34:37


Welcome to The Smart Human Podcast, today I have the pleasure of chatting with actor Fran Drescher! Yes, you may know her as the star of the TV show The Nanny, but she's also an author, an activist and an educator. Today we're talking about her work in health education, her history as a cancer survivor, her plans as new president of The Screen Actors Guild and much much more. Fran Drescher was elected president of SAG-AFTRA in September 2021.   A 20-year cancer survivor, Drescher has a reputation for passion and commitment. She is Founder and Visionary of the Cancer Schmancer Movement; dedicated to educating, motivating, and activating patients into medical consumers by connecting lifestyle to disease with her Master Class Health Summit and teen-targeted education video, Be The Change, starring Jamie Foxx. Fran received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable “Miss Fine'' on CBS's hit series, The Nanny, which she both created and executive produced. She also created, executive produced and starred in the groundbreaking TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced, which was inspired by her real-life relationship with her gay ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. Fran recently starred in the new NBC sitcom, Indebted, about a Baby Boomer couple who go broke and have to move in with their adult son and his young family. She has worked with many great directors in films such as Rob Reiner's This is Spinal Tap, to which Fran won Esquire Magazine's One Minute Oscar, Milos Forman's Rag Time, and Francis Ford Coppola's Jack. She also starred in Beautician and the Beast opposite Timothy Dalton. Her famous voice is currently featured in the top-grossing SONY animated feature franchise film, Hotel Transylvania: In her role as Eunice, the wife of Frank Stein. In 2019, Fran starred in two indie films, The Creatress and After Class. An accomplished author, Fran received the prestigious NCCS writer's award for Cancer Schmancer, which, along with Enter Whining, were New York Times Best Sellers. She also penned the celebrated children's book, Being Wendy. Furthermore, Fran made her Broadway debut as “Madame” in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Tony-Award winning, Cinderella. Fran has won countless awards for her leadership in the health space, including the John Wayne Institute Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, The Albert Einstein Medical School Lifetime Achievement Award, Queens College Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Citizen Artist Award.

Raise Your Game Show with Alan Stein, Jr.
Rewind: Season 1, Ep. 6: ESPN Game Day's Jay Bilas

Raise Your Game Show with Alan Stein, Jr.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 19:44


If you're new to our show, each of the previous 12 seasons have had a different theme, a different format, and a different approach to unpacking and dissecting both individual and organizational performance.These Rewind episodes take a look back at some my favorite shows in case you missed them the first time around… or in case you'd like to give them a second listen.I hope you enjoy, and more importantly, I hope this Rewind episode helps you Raise Your Game!You may know him as the face of ESPN's college basketball, a Duke Basketball Legend and an outspoken advocate for college athletes on Twitter, but did you know Jay Bilas joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1987. He appeared in national television commercials and the feature-length movie I Come in Peace (also known as Dark Angel). He also appeared in an episode of the TV series The White Shadow. Here are several isolated responses from an in-person conversation I had with Jay Bilas, at his summer skills academy at Queens College in Charlotte – back in my day as the voice of the Pure Sweat Basketball Show. We discussed the concept of why we is greater than me, what it really means to be a role player and the foundation of Coach K's greatness.What makes the best the best? Ultimately the best are where they are because of the mindset, habits, and rituals they have—both in their respective “arenas,” but also in private, during the unseen hours. Success isn't something that happens to you. It's something you attract and you create. Successful people do the little things better than everyone else because they know all the big things arise from them. The highest performers in all walks of life have taken full ownership. They got to where they are and have stayed there because they have chosen to establish, tweak and repeat positive habits. They understand that you can't be selective when it comes to excellence, that how we do anything is how we do everything.Sustain Your Game teaches you how to bring your A game to every area of your life. With advice from top CEOs, journalists, social scientists, and more, you'll learn the framework for how to beat stress, stagnation, and burnout. Sustain Your Game will help you be the best in your arena, wherever that may be.Sustain Your Game if available now at http://www.SustainYourGameBook.comPlease make sure to join the conversations at @AlanSteinJr on all major social platforms, go to AlanSteinJr.com to subscribe to my Game Changer monthly emails.Additionally, you can order the audiobook of Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best at http://www.Audible.com or wherever audiobooks are sold. You can also order paperback or hard copies, for you or your entire team or organization, at http://www.RaiseYourGameBook.com. I've been in the lab the past several months reorganizing and revamping my content. The result? Four standalone keynote programs that address four separate audiences:INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE (RAISE YOUR GAME)LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE (RAISE THEIR GAME)ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE (RAISE OUR GAME)SALES PERFORMANCE (RAISE YOUR SALES)For more information on each program, please visit AlanSteinJr.com or reach out directly to Michelle Joyce (my amazing Director of Events): Michelle@MichelleJoyce.com or 704.965.2339

Rarified Heir Podcast
Rarified Heir Podcast #99: Spencer Garrett Encore (Kathleen Nolan)

Rarified Heir Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 81:45


  Today on an encore edition of the Rarified Heir Podcast, we talk to actor Spencer Garrett, whose mother, actress Kathleen Nolan should be familiar to all you classic tv fans from the show, The Real McCoys. We talk to Spencer about his groundbreaking mother who was also the President of the Screen Actors Guild. That's a familiar theme on the podcast - actors who fought for the royalties and benefits of their fellow actors. Once again this episode proves the adage that Los Angeles really is indeed a company town. We talk to Spencer about his mother's numerous guest starring roles on television in everything from Gunsmoke to Magnum P.I. Additionally we speak about Spencer's dad, Richard Heckencamp, a personal manager for numerous celebrities. We also dig into Spencer's own acting career - from his roles in the Harrison Ford thriller, Air Force One, his latest role on HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty & his work on Quintin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. So sit back & take a listen to Spencer Garrett on the Rarified Heir Podcast. Everyone has a story.

The Essential 11
Bazzle Baz - On-Screen and Real Life Badass

The Essential 11

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 50:12


Baz is a former CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Officer, a Citadel graduate, recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and a former counter-terrorism officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is well-known globally for his expertise and extraordinary skillset. Author of Terrorism Survival Handbook, he has been called on by CNN and MSNBC as an advisor and spokesperson on the war on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a film and television writer, producer, and actor, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild. Baz travels nationally and internationally as a spokesperson among corporate leaders, law enforcement agencies, educational institutes, and on network television. Baz now also fights injustice with ARC: a non-profit organization of former and active intelligence and military special operators who rescue missing and abducted American children. More places you can find Baz: Instagram - @recoveryofchildren, @BazzleBaz Website - http://recoveryofchildren.org/

Midlife Love Out Loud podcast
162: A Conscious Man's Perspective on Sex, Love and Intimacy with Michael Neeley

Midlife Love Out Loud podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 34:12


In this fun, “real talk” episode with Michael Neeley we chat about attachment versus commitment, how to use a list of what you're looking for to become the partner that you are calling in, and how to keep your sex life spicy - and the key to it all is healthy communication.  There are good conscious men out there and Michael is one of them. Michael Neeley is a former professional actor and medieval knight turned speaker, mentor to visionary solopreneurs, and the International Bestselling author of Zero to Launch Podcast Accelerator. He is the host of five popular podcasts, including the critically acclaimed Consciously Speaking, Buy This – Not That!, Something to Wine About, The PodQuest Show, and Mornings with Michael & Krista.  A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Michael has appeared in feature films with Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, performed off Broadway with Andre Braugher and Kathleen Chalfant, and had recurring roles in several popular soap operas.  As the founder of The Authority Academy, Michael now trains and supports heart-centered entrepreneurs in professional speaking, virtual summits, getting published, and designing and hosting their own podcast to massively grow their business and expand their audience. To follow Michael and his podcast world check out: Mornings With Michael & Krista Facebook Instagram Are you ready to Magnetize Midlife Love? Then...come to the Love-A-Thon!!! Want to stop going on sucky dates? Grab your MIDLIFE LOVE GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL DATING and learn how you can call in Mr. Right, right now!  If you'd like some one-to-one coaching with Junie, grab your complimentary 30-minute Love Breakthrough Session today so she can support you on your love path. And don't forget to subscribe to Midlife Love Out Loud so that you don't miss a single episode. While you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated! To learn more about our previous guests, listen to past episodes, and get to know your host, go to www.CoachJunieMoon.com and don't forget to join the FIND FABULOUS LOVE AFTER 40 group on Facebook here.

For The Ride
Noah Garret (Stunt Performer)

For The Ride

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 71:38


Noah Garret is a life long martial artist who used his skills to become a successful stunt performer for major motion films, and happens to be one of lucky owners of a Scrambler 1200 McQueen Edition motorcycle. The interview dives into Noah's journey to become a stunt performer, and how he's already working to evolve his career into stunt coordinating.  Episode Links:Instagram (fall scene): @noah8bitLatest film on Netflix: Do Revenge Triumph News: Triumph Racing AnnouncementFree MSF eCourse: TriumphRider.comEvents Schedule: TriumphOnTour.comFor The Ride theme song by Sam PaceFor The Ride podcast produced by Hisonni Johnson

Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle
Know & Share Your Value with Carolyn Strauss (140)

Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 49:22


In this episode, epic event emcee, professional speaker, former Home Shopping Network personality and CEO of a multi-apparel company, and my sweet friend, Carolyn Strauss, shares how to harvest the best outcomes from your sphere of influence. She believes that everything is about being helpful, and the more help you offer, the more money you make. While there really is a ton of genuine advice in this episode about sales, positioning and knowing your value, this is really you being a fly on the wall as my dear friend and I real talk about our experiences as speakers, as (single) women in business who are sometimes considered “too much” and so much more. I think women will relate and men will see a different perspective that is helpful.  About Carloyn Strauss Carolyn Strauss is a former CEO of a multi-million dollar apparel company featured on the Home Shopping Network, one of the top professional female emcees in the world, and a sought after professional speaker having earned her CSP. She is the author of five books, the co-host of the podcast "Another Day Above Ground" and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Carolyn believes a good day contains chocolate.   Connect with Carlyn Strauss LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/carolynstrauss YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/CarolynStrauss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolynstrauss Podcast: https://anotherdayaboveground.com/ Subscribe, Rate & Review Be sure to tune in on your favorite listening app or watch it on YouTube. While you are there, we would treasure your honest rating and review so more Bombshells like you can find the show. And if you are feeling super generous, share the most recent episode with a friend!  Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on: iTunes YouTube Stitcher Radio Amazon Music Audible Spotify iHeart Radio Google Podcasts TuneIn Or simply tell Alexa, "Play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Business of Meetings
133: Another Day Above Ground with Carolyn Strauss

The Business of Meetings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 34:40


133: Another Day Above Ground with Carolyn Strauss We are delighted to speak with Carolyn Strauss today!  Carolyn has had a fantastic career! She has had an apparel collection and was CEO of a multi-million-dollar company. Now, she is a podcaster, speaker, and emcee.  Carolyn has loads of energy and tons of business experience! She joins us today to offer her advice and share some great tips and insights for business owners! We hope you enjoy listening to today's inspiring conversation with Carolyn Strauss! Bio: Carolyn Strauss, CSP, is a professional keynote speaker, emcee, and trusted corporate advisor with over 30 years of experience both on stage and on camera. Carolyn is the former CEO of the Carolyn Strauss Collection™ an apparel collection exclusively sold on the Home Shopping Network where she sold over $160Million worth of her own product. She is an expert on sales, persuasion, and execution. Carolyn has worked with associations and executive teams across all industries. She trains “Wicked Smart People” on how to communicate effectively and she is a certified Working Genius™ facilitator. She has appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, HSN, Food Network, and Lifetime television network. She is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild and is the author of 5 books. She is the host of the long-running podcast "Another Day Above Ground" and believes a good day contains chocolate. Cigar packs The National Speakers Association used to have specialized professional education groups called PEGs for their members. Someone started a group called The Cigar Pack for the rebels and outcasts. At the Cigar PEG, humorous speakers get together, smoke cigars, and get to know one another. Most of the money raised goes to charity. Carolyn joined the Cigar PEG 16-18 years ago. She loves their philanthropic approach to fun! She met her podcast partner, Dale Irvin, at the Cigar PEG. How Carolyn became CEO of a clothing company After graduating from college, Carolyn moved to New York and made a living as a plus-size model. Then she got certified as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer, hired two models, designed their leotards, and created an exercise video.   Home Shopping Network  Carolyn suggested to her modeling client in New York that they sell the exercise video along with exercise clothes. So they pitched the Home Shopping Network (HSN). The HSN did neither exercise videos nor exercise clothes, but they asked Carolyn and her client to put together a line of sportswear for them to launch several months later.  From failure to success Their sportswear failed to sell when Carolyn first presented it on TV, and she got pulled off the set. They had to do another show with a different network an hour later. That time, their stretch pants sold very well! So the HSN offered to bring Carolyn and her partner back if they designed another sportswear collection in the same fabric. The three-legged stool of home shopping Home shopping is all about presentation, pricing, and product. The HSN told Carolyn and her partner that they could be successful if they had a great presentation, great pricing, and a great product. They did, and for the next eighteen years, Carolyn and her partner made their living selling clothes to the HSN. They made more than 160 million dollars in wholesale sales between 1997 and 2015! Easy-wear-easy-care clothing When doing business consulting, Carolyn always explains to business owners that you need to know what you do, who you do it for, and why they care. Everyone who worked for her knew that they made easy-wear, easy-care clothing for busy women so that after getting dressed, they did not have to think about themselves for the rest of the day. 2015 In 2015, HSN merged with another company. They decided to shift and move in the direction of celebrities and brand names.  CSP Carolyn got her CSP because her dad always told her to do anything she wanted to do in the world and be the best she could be at doing it! Fashion show expert Carolyn started commentating on fashion shows when she was 25 years old. She became the highest-paid plus-sized fashion show expert and fashion expert in the United States.  Speaking Some college students approached Carolyn at a fashion show she was commentating on and asked her to speak at their college. She did, and it went well. After that, she began taking on speaking engagements. A great opportunity In 2008, Carolyn was at a National Speakers Association conference. Vistage, a CEO Mastermind group, was a sponsor, and they invited her to audition. They called a month later to say they wanted to work with her. One of their chairs helped Carolyn tailor the material she had designed for women business owners and make it applicable to all business owners. She has subsequently done more than 200 presentations for Vistage. She also speaks for various other associations. Emcee work During the pandemic, Carolyn started doing emcee work. Advice for business leaders When something is not right, speak up and get it fixed. Podcasting Carolyn's podcast partner, Dale, had been doing a podcast with a friend and comedian called Tim Slagle. The podcast was winding down, but Dale and Tim still wanted to do a podcast, and they wanted to include a liberal female point of view. So they brought Carolyn in to meet Tim. They recorded a few podcast episodes relevant to baby boomers, and things worked out. So Carolyn joined them as a podcast partner. She makes no money from the podcast, but she loves doing it, and it looks great on her resume! Covid Doing the weekly podcast kept Carolyn razor sharp and helped her stay on top of her game during Covid.  How you present yourself In business, the way you present yourself is crucial! If you want to succeed without really trying, dress to suit the part. Advice for business owners Business owners must be clear with their employees about their expectations and how they want them to work. They must ensure that all their employees are happy doing what they do. Business owners should also have a clear roadmap of where they are heading and what they hope to achieve, and they should engage their employees in getting there.    Connect with Eric On LinkedIn On Facebook On Instagram On Website   Connect with Carolyn Strauss On her website   On LinkedIn Another Day Above Ground Podcast Join The Cigar PEG

Speaking Podcast
#171 Would you like to be a Video Influencer - Suzanne Glover

Speaking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 50:00


Speaking Podcast Social Media / Coaching My Other Podcasts + Donations https://bio.link/podcaster ==================== About my Guest: As a professional actress for over 35 years, Suzanne has learned camera strategies that have gained her recognition in the field with award winning work. She has been in the top percentage of earners in the Screen Actors Guild, taught for the Guild, and successfully taught these strategies to entrepreneurs like you so they know how to connect through the camera and sell successfully in the new virtual world. As a sales professional for over 20 years, Suzanne has been a top producer selling the tough stuff — the intangibles like “fame” [modeling and acting services]... “vacation” [timeshare]... and “love” [matchmaking services]. She's gotten prospects to happily hand over thousands of dollars in the first, short meeting together… without high pressure tactics or cancellations. And, as a internet marketer for over 20 years, Suzanne's learned how complicated the online world can be and has found ways to simplify it for you. Plus, she's been through the midlife years where she had to keep her business going while she had elderly parent emergencies and menopause meltdowns. Now she's on the other side and teaching others to not only embrace midlife, but excel and learn how to turn the clock back on aging too! She has taken these areas of her life and condensed them into her current business where she helps you leverage her experience and cut your learning curve way down so you can make video a key part of your business quickly. What we Discussed: - Scared to speak on Camera - Scaling Your Business Using Video - Incorporating NLP and Sales Techniques - Techniques to ensure you look fresh even after lots of takes - Don't leave your personality at the door - Different kinds of influencer - Focus and be strategic on video - How to Present Better on Zoom - Green screen tips - Suzanne's book ' Be a Video Influencer' and more How to Contact Suzanne: https://suzanneglover.com/ Free call as mentioned https://suzanneglover.com/roy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-glover/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BecomePositive/ =============== Speaking Podcast Social Media / Coaching My Other Podcasts + Donations https://bio.link/podcaster --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roy-coughlan/message

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio
Episode 746 - Wesley Chu

whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 55:33


Wesley Chu is a Martial Arts practitioner, Actor, stuntman, and #1 New York Times bestselling author. What is a fight? A fight is a conversation with fists. It is the last resort to diplomacy. So every fight in a novel has to have purpose that is either to convince the other side that you're correct or you're trying to get past the obstacle to get to a blunt point… Wesley Chu - Episode 746 Wesley Chu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve published novels, including Time Salvager, The Rise of Io, and The Walking Dead: Typhoon. He won the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. His debut, The Lives of Tao, won the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award. Wesley Chu is an accomplished martial artist and a former member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has acted in film and television, worked as a model and stuntman, and summited Kilimanjaro. In this episode, Wesley Chu shares his journey to the martial arts and how far he went to achieve his dream to become an author. Listen to learn more!

Mastery Unleashed with Christie Ruffino
OM102 | How to Launch, Host, Grow, and Monetize a Top-Rated Podcast – Part Two with Michael Neeley

Mastery Unleashed with Christie Ruffino

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 29:41


ABOUT OUR SHOW Mastery Unleashed (formerly Overcoming Mediocrity) is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino. Each episode features today's top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.   ABOUT TODAY'S SHOW On today's show, Michael continues to talk about how easy it is to start and maintain a successful podcast and that you are able to fit a podcast into your everyday routine without burning yourself out.   ABOUT MICHAEL Michael Neeley is a former professional actor, and medieval knight turned speaker, mentor to visionary solopreneurs, and the best-selling author of Zero to Launch Podcast Accelerator. He is the host of five popular podcasts, including the critically acclaimed Consciously Speaking, Buy This – Not That!, Something to Wine About, The PodQuest Show, and Mornings with Michael & Krista. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Michael has appeared in feature films with Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, performed off-Broadway with Andre Braugher and Kathleen Chalfant, and had recurring roles in several popular soap operas. As the founder of The Authority Academy, Michael now trains and supports heart-centered entrepreneurs in professional speaking, virtual summits, getting published, and designing and hosting their own podcasts to massively grow their business and expand their audience. Michael is also a mindset master with a gift for helping people to get out of their own way. If you're tired of being the best-kept secret – Michael is your guy. You can learn more about him at www.MichaelNeeley.com.   LINKS SHARED ON THE SHOW https://podcastersatsea.com www.authorityacademy.net/reach-2022 https://twitter.com/MichaelKNeeley www.facebook.com/MorningsWithMichaelAndKrista/   Access Our Free Gift Vault GET THIS GIFT AND MANY MORE!    

The Five Count
Another Evening With Actor Richard Masur…

The Five Count

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 119:40


Check Playlist This episode of The Five Count featured our second exclusive interview with actor Richard Masur. Known for roles in films like The Thing, License to Drive, Stephen King's It, Mr. Boogedy, Risky Business, and My Girl, Richard has been acting steadily since the 1970s. He's also a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. During the show he discussed his memories of making the films Mr. Boogedy and Bride of Boogedy, working on the Netflix show Jigsaw, and his upcoming appearance at Minnesota's Crypticon Convention. Get your tickets now! During the rest of the show we discussed our love for pro wrestler Rick “The Model” Martel, shared out favorite inspirational quotes, and Ton spoiled the ending of the film The Bodyguard. After that, we took a trip to Hickey Town! https://youtu.be/0-oDuzNgpQQ

Mastery Unleashed with Christie Ruffino
OM101: Michael Neeley | How to Launch, Host, Grow, and Monetize a Top-Rated Podcast – Part One

Mastery Unleashed with Christie Ruffino

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 40:58


ABOUT OUR SHOW Mastery Unleashed (formerly Overcoming Mediocrity) is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino. Each episode features today's top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.   ABOUT TODAY'S SHOW On today's show, Michael talks about how easy it is to start and maintain a successful podcast and that you are able to fit a podcast into your everyday routine without burning yourself out.   ABOUT MICHAEL Michael Neeley is a former professional actor, and medieval knight turned speaker, mentor to visionary solopreneurs, and the best-selling author of Zero to Launch Podcast Accelerator. He is the host of five popular podcasts, including the critically acclaimed Consciously Speaking, Buy This – Not That!, Something to Wine About, The PodQuest Show, and Mornings with Michael & Krista. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Michael has appeared in feature films with Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, performed off-Broadway with Andre Braugher and Kathleen Chalfant, and had recurring roles in several popular soap operas. As the founder of The Authority Academy, Michael now trains and supports heart-centered entrepreneurs in professional speaking, virtual summits, getting published, and designing and hosting their own podcasts to massively grow their business and expand their audience. Michael is also a mindset master with a gift for helping people to get out of their own way. If you're tired of being the best-kept secret – Michael is your guy. You can learn more about him at www.MichaelNeeley.com.   LINKS SHARED ON THE SHOW https://podcastersatsea.com www.authorityacademy.net/reach-2022 https://twitter.com/MichaelKNeeley www.facebook.com/MorningsWithMichaelAndKrista/   Access Our Free Gift Vault GET THIS GIFT AND MANY MORE!  

Best D Life with Daniela- Helping You Find the Bliss in Your Busy
Creating Meaningful Connections with Your Kids with Eleni Fuiaxis

Best D Life with Daniela- Helping You Find the Bliss in Your Busy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 25:18


Model/actress turned entrepreneur, author, and speaker - Eleni Fuiaxis is on a mission to inspire personal growth throughout all stages of life. From educating children about social-emotional learning through her books to coaching adults through career and life changes. Eleni Fuiaxis is driven to empower children with self-awareness skills and to teach them self-love, kindness, gratitude, and problem-solving skills that will serve them throughout their lifetime. She rediscovered her passion for writing and promoting social-emotional learning (SEL) in children and impacting their lives for the better and the result was the book, Picky Patrick. She began writing this book over 8 years ago, when her two enthusiastic boys, Zen and Billy (ages nine and seven at the time), inspired her to write her stories down and share them with the world, even if it meant printing them with a copy machine and setting up a book stand in front of their house in Astoria, Queens. Eleni is a dedicated working mother who has recently added teaching to her repertoire. She got certified to teach during the height of Covid in order to give back to her community and serve children. In addition to teaching Elementary school in New York City, Eleni has been a successful Screen Actors Guild actress and model in NY for over twenty years. Her claim to fame was the recurring role of Debbie (Steve's girlfriend) in Sex and the City. Her hobbies include baking, photography, yoga, meditation, tennis, and storytelling. She looks forward to spreading these books and seeds of wisdom worldwide and getting them to every child, in every language. Connect with Eleni! www.thekidswelove.com www.elenifuiaxis.com As well as on Facebook and Instagram

Mscs Media
Bazzel Baz | CIA Special Op Intelligence | Actor, Writer | Co-Star On The Show Black List Mscs Media *230

Mscs Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 188:29


Bazzle Baz (Baz) https://bazzel-baz.com is a former CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Officer, a Citadel graduate, recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and a former counter-terrorism officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Baz was a co-star on the hit show The Black List. One of many series, films, and shows Bas has been on. Baz is also a part of The Association For The Recovery Of Children: https://www.recoveryofchildren.org Baz is well-known globally for his expertise and extraordinary skillset. Author of Terrorism Survival Handbook, he has been called on by CNN, FOX, and MSNBC as an advisor and spokesperson on the war on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a film and television writer, producer, and actor, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild. Baz travels nationally and internationally as a spokesperson among corporate leaders, law enforcement agencies, educational institutes, and on network television. It was a true honor. Check out Baz: Website: https://bazzel-baz.com Baz Books: https://www.bazbooks.com Movie, Film, Series, Tv Credits: (Hope you have time) https://bazzel-baz.com/credits.html The Association For The Recovery Of Children: https://www.recoveryofchildren.org 1st time watching a video podcast on Spotify, when you hit play a settings pop-up will show, tap under the settings pop up to watch the video playing. Please check out our Sponsors➔Testosterone levels falling? Use MSCS to get 25%% off your at-home test and find out: https://trylgc.com/mscsmedia Thank you to LetsGetChecked.➔Please check out our Sponsors ➔Fiji: https://Fijiwater.com/mscs $5 off free shipping Unleash ➔Monster Energy: https://www.monsterenergy.com/us/mscs ➔ Express VPN use code MSCS at check out for 10% off any Annual Plan https://www.expressvpn.com ➔ Stay Connected With MSCS MEDIA on Spotify Exclusive: Watch all Mscs Media Video Podcasts UNCENSORED and UNCUT. We are now part of the Spotify Exclusive Team: ► https://spoti.fi/3zathAe (If this is your first time watching a video podcast on Spotify when you hit play a setting pop-up box will pop up for 3 seconds ignore it, tap below the settings pop-up to watch the episode, you will only have to do this once) ► All Links to MSCS MEDIA:https://allmylinks.com/mscsmedia

Blamo! | Exploring Fashion with the People Who Shape It
The JJJ Show - "My words are on the carpet" - PATREON PREVIEW

Blamo! | Exploring Fashion with the People Who Shape It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 24:00


Jeremy, Jian, and Jon talk about Italian shoe factories and Jian shows us his Gucci Adidas and Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s. We talk about Virgil, the legendary Air Menthol 10s, and meander into a discussion of wedding fits. In the midst of a tux vs no tux debate, Jon says something blasphemous about Belgian Loafers. The guys yet again talk about TikTok and inspiration sources, but this time mention a few TikTok accounts they enjoy. Jon decides he wants to get his Screen Actors Guild card. But not necessarily because he wants to act.Hit us up with questions, comments, thoughts, and any topics you'd like the J's to discuss on the Blamo! Slack Channel.  **Follow the fellas on IGJian DeLeonJon MoyJeremy Kirkland**Listen to the entire episode on the Blamo! Patreon 

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
What Element Are You? Ancient Personality Test with Dondi Dahlin | The 5 Elements

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 79:04 Very Popular


Today I'll be talking with Dondi Dahlin, author, internationally acclaimed dancer, member of the Screen Actors Guild and the award winning speaker and co-author of The Little Book of Energy Medicine with her mother Donna Eden and a fantastic new book, The Five Elements.   We'll talk about how to understand yourself and enhance your relationships by understanding the wisdom of the world's oldest personality type system That plus we'll talk about 13 women on a toiletless bus, leaving mexico city, belly dancing and cairo, a year of Marilyn Monroe, a hill-billy and the house of blues, Maddie and Marrakech, turbans and jimmy buffet, and what green hair and checkered vans, has to do with anything!   Dondi Dahlin grew up in the world of Energy Medicine. She co-authored The Little Book of Energy Medicine with her mom Donna Eden, and her book The Five Elements will be released by Tarcher in 2016.   Dondi is the creator of “The Wednesday Energy Minutes” which are 60-second clips based on Energy Medicine techniques and filmed at locations across the globe. Dondi travels with her Mom, spreading Eden Energy Medicine and the Five Elements through international workshops, and she is a sought-after speaker and MC for conventions and conferences.   Along with Energy Medicine, Dondi also grew up in the world of show business. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and won the titles of both “Belly Dancer of the Universe” and “Outstanding Speaker in the Nation.” She has been seen in over 100 commercials, performed in over 30 countries, and is one of the few American dancers to have had a successful career in the Middle East. Dondi's home-base is California where she home schools her son and lives in a 1904 house, which she fought for two years to get historically designated by the city of San Diego.   Health, Self-Help and Self-Improvement Topics Include: How'd you get into belly dancing? How did Donna Eden – her mom, introduce the five elements to her? Why Donna Eden is an ‘angelic being from another planet' Why different pregnancies have such different personalities in the belly How do we determine our Chinese elements What's the importance of muscle testing How do we keep from blaming an element for how we are (turning it into an excuse) What in the world are our ‘default settings' What it means to generate compassion for yourself What does Peter Fonda have to do with belly dancing? What does a year of Marilyn Monroe have to do with anything? What does a hillbilly and the house of blues have to do with a belly dancer – Dwight Yoakam What can we learn from green hair and checkered Vans sneakers? What sweets have to do with earth people? Why fire people are always looking for joy and positivity? How the Five Elements opens people up and allows you to relate better What are the top do's and don'ts for each of the five elements Why Donna Eden is so happy What can we learn from 2008 and being happily pregnant Why woods feel they're always right What does it mean that anger is an energy? What happened in Cairo and the pyramids of Giza How does anger jive with the positivity movement and the law of attraction What happened with Jimmy Buffet and a turban – and what is a Yin Fire? Who is the world's handsomest earth? What does Robin Williams have to do with Earths? What does Ben Stein and Ferris Bueller have to do with Metal? Why are the five elements important for understanding relationships? What is bladder time – and why does it have such an effect on waters? What do we need to know about the 5 elements and children?   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  https://inspirenationshow.com/ ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got NEW Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow 

The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)
Fulton J. Sheen through the eyes of a Film Maker and Screen Writer. An Interview with Frank Durant on the Hungry for More Show.

The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 68:23


On this episode of Hungry for More, Al Smith interviews Frank Durant and talk about some of the highs and lows of Fulton J. Sheen. Frank Durant has been active in the film industry for the last 20 years and has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2002. Frank has written over 10 screenplays, along with directing 23 feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos. Frank is married, a Father and is a Catholic living outside of the Boston area.  During this episode, they talk about three aspects of Fulton J. Sheen's life.   They talk about 1) The Human Side of Fulton Sheen and his early years in Peoria.  2) The years at Catholic University of America and New York City and 3) His years of decline including his time in Rochester. Frank has written a screenplay about Fulton J. Sheen that he would love to share with other filmmakers and people in the media who would be interested in seeing this project become a reality. Frank would love to share his notes and ideas regarding this and he can be reached at his email address of    durant1978@gmail.com   To watch videos of Bishop Sheen and to listen to some audio recordings, please visit www.bishopsheentoday.com And to order the book "Lord Teach us to Pray" by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, please visit  Lord, Teach Us To Pray | Sophia Institute Press    God Love You.    

Rarified Heir Podcast
Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #87: Matt Asner (Ed Asner)

Rarified Heir Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 98:55


Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we talk to Matt Asner, son of seven-time Emmy winner, actor Ed Asner. Of course, most of us know Ed Asner as Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as the dramatic series Lou Grant that followed. But as Matt told us on this episode, Ed Asner was generational. To some, it was his seventies and eighties television work that made an impact. To others, it might be his work (and his voice) from a host of animated series in the 90s from Batman or Superman or Spider Man. Some know him as Santa in the Christmas classic Elf. Others know him as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's Up. Still others know him as the bad guy from the sixties film They Call Me Mr.Tibbs and even others from mini-series like Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man. Regardless of how you know the gruff but lovable actor, Ed Asner was known as a consummate professional, head of the Screen Actors Guild, tireless activist for a variety of causes, and Matt tells us all about them on the latest episode. We also get to hear about Gavin MacLeod's bubble gum obsession, “Uncle” Ted Knight, The Compass Players who Ed was a member of that birthed Second City, Paul Newman & Fort Apache The Bronx, death threats as well as family LA haunts like Art's Deli, Madam Wong's West and The Ed Asner Family Center. The Center promotes self-confidence, balance and wellness in differently-abled individuals and their families. And it's all next on the Rarified Heir Podcast. Take a listen. Oh Mr. Grant!

REI Branded (Personal Brand & Business Building)
3 Steps to Creating a Video Strategy with Suzanne Glover

REI Branded (Personal Brand & Business Building)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 51:22


  We have all heard that to communicate effectively, engage with people and build your business you need to be doing video. But if you are anything like me I can always find an excuse to not produce a video. Even though part of what I do is I speak for a living. Why you've got to check out today's episode: Find out how to create strategic video content that saves you time and money without having it go viral.   Hear about brilliant tips on getting started and creating videos that position you as the expert and authority at what you do and elicit engagement from your audience.   Learn about the critical steps for video strategy, so you do your content right and align it with your systems and business goals.   Video is one topic that people get apprehensive about doing. What could be stopping you from doing videos? Is it pressure from consistently coming up with video content, or is it about fear of not coming up with a video that goes viral? Perhaps, not having time adds to your reasons. But before coming up with some more excuses, let's listen to our guest's insights first as she addresses your struggles and all your other video concerns. Today, on the REI Branded podcast, Suzanne Glover shares how you can successfully use video to sell an intangible product, as in the case of real estate investors, even without your video content going viral. She recommends video content ideas to engage your audience and grow your business. She also shares how you can incorporate videos into your customer journey sequence and create a system around the vehicle you use video for. With that said, you can use your influence as the authority and expert in your niche and impact your audience and your real estate investing business' bottom line. 3 Rs Read Resource Reflect Read: Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Shwartz Resource: Kartra Reflect: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and starting on the first one." Mark Twain Suzanne Glover is the author of Be a Video Influencer: Reinvent Your Life and Business As A Midlife Movie Star. She is a professional actress, sales pro, and internet marketer who combines 35 years of experience in these areas to help you strategically leverage video to grow your business and career and enhance your personal life with more success! Suzanne has gained recognition in the TV/film industry with award-winning work. She has not only taught industry secrets for the top-level Screen Actors Guild but has also successfully taught people like you how to connect through the camera and sell successfully in the new virtual world so you can use video to increase your bottom line in business. Even more importantly, Suzanne has been through the midlife dilemma where she had to keep her business alive while stretching herself to meet the challenges of midlife responsibilities. Her mission now is to help you successfully use video to survive in business as well as simplify the process so you can integrate video into your busy life!   Get your FREE ebook copy: Be a Video Influencer. Click here: https://suzanneglover.kartra.com/freebook Go to Suzanne's website where you can: Learn more about her How To Sell On Video program, or Schedule a call with her. Connect with Suzanne Glover:   https://www.suzanneglover.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-glover/ https://www.suzanneglover.com/freebook   Topics Covered: 03:30 - Using video for your marketing to save time and make money 10:32 - Overcoming the pressure of having a viral video content 12:56 - Recommended ideas for your video content 17:56 - 3 Important steps to creating a video strategy 20:38 - Talking online versus offline 22:39 - How things have become on video during the pandemic 24:27 - The three essential things to think about when you decide to show up on video for your audience 26:52 - Selling an intangible on video 31:30 - Tips on how to take video from your phone camera, including before and after video ideas 34:36 - Golden tips around video scripts 39:04 - The best length for video 42:38 - What real estate investors can take away from this video sales strategy 44:12 - More tips on creating personalized videos 45:21 - An important tip when getting started with videos 46:38 - Her favorite personal brand 47:02 - Book resource she loves reading 48:01 - A tool she loves using 48:56 - Where to get Suzanne's 7-Step Formula for Video Influencing Key Takeaways: "Ignore the excuses that are coming up, like camera anxiety, and dig down deep and say, "Okay, I'm going to do this." - Suzanne Glover "When you start learning the tricks of the trade, camera anxiety goes away." - Suzanne Glover "What we need to think about when we're doing video is to not get caught up in the online hype around it. Here are the rules; look good. Don't just be a dark face on the bottom of your screen; take it seriously, and get a professional background so people will take you seriously." - Suzanne Glover "Don't listen to online advice about how to market it in general because viral is not necessarily good. If you do it strategically, you can do a customer journey." - Suzanne Glover "You need to do video, and you need to be strategic because it saves you time and money. And it actually boosts you faster." - Suzanne Glover "Practice makes it permanent." - Suzanne Glover Additional Resource:   Are you a real estate investor looking to build your business and stand out from the crowd, and you don't want to wait for all the knowledge, strategies, and how-tos to be slowly delivered to you via this podcast every week? Then I invite you to apply for the REI Branded Audit.   That's the process I have created that has already helped dozens of real estate investors to define and develop their personal brands and build their real estate investing businesses. Apply now for your REI Branded Audit. Connect with Paul Copcutt: www.paulcopcutt.com LinkedIn Email: paul@paulcopcutt.com