Dr. Mardy Grothe -115

Dr. Mardy Grothe has a rich background as a psychologist, management consultant , speaker and prolific author.  Words are his business for sure.  He’s penned a slew of wonderful books about our language including “I Never Metaphor I didn’t Like,” Oxymoronica,”  “Metaphors be with You,” (my favorite title ever), and now is turning his attention to the phenomenon that is Donald Trump in “Deconstructing Trump: The Trump Phenomenon through the Lens of Quotation History.”  How do the thoughts and quotations of great thinkers through the ages apply to today?  Listen here to find out.  Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.

Steven Karidoyanes -114

Steven Karidoyanes is an accomplished conductor, musician, composer and broadcaster, now in his 26th season leading the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. This is also his 16th season conducting the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony, leading concerts in Boston’s most prestigious concert venues and in past concert tours of Italy, Greece, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, Ireland and Spain. Steven’s love and appreciation for classical music and his natural abilities as a master showman make him one of the most respected conductors in his field.

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Justin Locke -113

Justin Locke is a man of many talents.  First off he’s an acclaimed musician, having played bass for nearly two decades with the famed Boston Pops working with such luminaries as Arthur Fielder, Leonard Bernstein and Henry Mancini. Justin has also composed music including a hilarious symphonic spoof in a courtroom setting called “Peter Vs. The Wolf.”  It has been performed in concert halls around the world. His books include “Real Mean Don’t Rehearse,” “Principles of Applied Stupidity,” and his latest “The Handyman’s Guide to the Galaxy: Adventures in Professional Home Repair.”  Be prepared to take the plunger and get out your glue gun as we talk with one of my more eclectic guests!

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Jim Redfearn -112

Jim Redfearn is a well-respected retired Massachusetts State Trooper and a man of many skills.  Following his 21-year career on the force as a patrol officer and investigator, he served as an academy instructor.  Jim worked as a private investigator for one of Boston’s top law firms.  He’s also been an industrial commercial photographer for Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, a  company specializing in nuclear testing, marine studies and high speed photography. Today his passion is writing and on the podcast we’ll look at two of his thrilling police novels, each based on historical events, “The Rising at Roxbury Crossing,” about the 1919 Boston police strike and “An Appointed Time,” a story about the largest manhunt in Massachusetts state history.

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Garrison Keillor -111

He’s one of America’s great storytellers.  Meet radio talent, writer, producer, musician and humorist Garrison Keillor. Garrison talks with us about the origination of the beloved Prairie Home Companion radio show along with his work as a prolific writer of  best-selling novels and non-fiction books and essays.  He is currently on the road with live “Lake Wobegon” shows, playing to sold out audiences around the country.  Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.


Yannetty & The 7 Fingers -110

In this two-part episode, meet a very funny guy stand-up comic, actor and voice-over artist Joe Yannetty.  He’s worked all over the world and is a master craftsman when it comes to comedy.  Joe also faced the life threatening challenge of cancer and beat it.  Hear how his perspective on life, love and comedy have evolved.

Then, we have  entertainers who use their bodies to create theatrical shows thrilling audiences all over the world.  Brin and Sabine are with the international troupe “The 7 Fingers,” set to open at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston this September.  They’re known for their acrobatic precision and athleticism.  Meet these young artists who wow spectators with incredible  feats of strength and dexterity.

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Michael Strasner & Rob Hochschild -109

In this bonus two-part  On Mic podcast,  meet two outstanding people, each a leader in his field.

In part one, nationally recognized leadership coach Michael Strasner talks about his mission to develop business and community leaders who create the
maximum possibilities and opportunities for themselves and the world around them.  He’s authored several books including “Living on the Skinny Branches,” and “Mastering Leadership” and has mentored scores of CEO’s, Fortune 500 executives, actors, athletes and artists.  In today’s episode Michael will talk about his newest venture, the opening of the Boston Breakthrough Academy, offering cutting edge leadership training.

In part two, we welcome Rob Hochschild, a professor at the Berklee School of Music and host/producer of the “The Media Narrative” podcast.  On his podcast Rob introduces many different kinds of media makers—-authors, journalists, producers, broadcasters and others. They talk about their ideas and stories, how they work, and their approaches to making and consuming media. Rob is a first class interviewer and it was an honor for me to appear on his show!

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Cha-Chi Loprete -108

Meet one of the most connected guys in radio and beyond. And one of the nicest. Cha-Chi Loprete has done it all — promotions, marketing, music, interviews, live stage shows – and he’s still at it, hosting his long running “Breakfast with the Beatles” show on terrestrial radio and the Internet.  He’s a big part of classic rock radio history in Boston having worked at both WBCN and WZLX for decades.  And his circle of friends extends across all show business stages. And then there’s the name. We’ll get to what’s up with that, don’t worry.  Here’s to one of my favorite fellow radio guys with awesome stories to share!

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Millennials -107

In this episode a chat with two dynamic women who each focus on issues concerning Millennials. Paige Cornetet of Millennialguru.com and Rachel Klausner of getmillies.com are themselves millennials.

Millennial Guru is a team of innovative, passionate, and creative gurus helping companies hire and inspire millennials in the workforce.  The goal is to provide companies and their Gen-Y employees with the skills, confidence, and leadership advice they need to truly succeed.  Paige is also the author of The Louse in the House, The Hen in the Pen, and other children’s financial books, designed to educate younger generations about handling money, preserving and growing wealth and living responsibly.

Rachel Klausner is the Founder and CEO of getmillie.com and the Millie App.  She believes Millennials are not always fiscally responsible, but want to see and change the world they live in.  Rachel saw philanthropists approach giving thoughtfully, so reasoned why couldn’t she? She wanted to be thoughtful about where to allocate her charitable dollars, to build a social, cause-oriented community of young people who want to make a difference. And that’s how the Millie App was born.  Now her organization is helping to connect scores of non-profits with young people and others who are eager to help.

Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.