Today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Arnold Arboretum in the City of Boston. Joining us is Tanya Holton, Director of Institutional Advancement , with exciting news about this thriving living museum of trees, flowers and plant species, one of nature’s crown jewels, part of the famed “Emerald Necklace.” On Air: My Fifty Year Love Affair with Radio,” now available at Amazon. Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 500 podcast episodes and currently hosting 20 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com
Movie fans, we go to town with film buff Chris DiZio, host of the new podcast “The Cult Film Companion.” Find out what qualifies as cult and join us as we make a deep dive into favorites of many with the King of Cult Chris D!
On today’s episode we talk theatre, going “backstage” with the talented Erica Daniels-Strater. Erica has spent many years in casting, producing and theatre management. Among her many accomplishments, she was Associate Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, founded by actor Gary Sinese and has worked on several Broadway productions, as well as serving as the Theatre Department Coordinator at the William Morris Agency in New York.
Meet one of the country’s top sports broadcast journalists who wears many hats these days. He’s Gary Tanguay, longtime TV and radio sports talk host and reporter who moonlights as an actor in major motion films produced in New England. Gary is also a fine writer who has just published his first novel “The Arm and the Fall,” a satirical, hysterically funny action-adventure mystery about the murder of a star quarterback right before the Super Bowl. Wait till you meet up with Gary’s cast of characters and hear his take on the sports world!
Kerri Maher is the highly acclaimed novelist whose stories shed light on fascinating aspects of 20th century history. Her first best-selling novel, “The Kennedy Debutante,” the story of JFK’s younger sister Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy coming of age in war torn London, arrived in 2018. Then came “The Girl in the White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly.” Her latest one, “The Paris Bookseller,” is about trailblazing entrepreneur Sylvia Beach, owner of the original Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, where Sylvia took on one of history’s most famous censorship cases. Join us as we take you to Paris of the 1920’s!
We get a chance to share stories with another legendary music photographer. On today’s episode a conversation with the great Leo Gozbekian who has catalogues many iconic photos in a book called “All Access Concert & Backstage Photos: A Photo Essay of My Journey as a Music Photographer.” For music fans this is must reading with a fascinating story behind each pic!
Meet one of the nicest guys in radio, veteran broadcaster Mike Morin, longtime morning man in Boston and new Hampshire. Mike has also worked his on-air magic in Washington, D.C., New York City, Detroit and Toledo. He’s an accomplished writer appearing regularly in the Nashua Telegraph as well as New Hampshire Magazine and the Boston Globe. He’s got several books under his belt with a new one coming out about the famed Red Arrow Diner in New Hampshire. Two radio vets sharing war stories is bound to be fun!