All posts by Dan Thibeault

VNEOC & AIS Office Furniture -153



In this bonus double episode, we celebrate hard work and dedication to helping others, that is so much of what America is all about. This 4th of July, I am saluting two fine organizations. Ed Mitchell heads up the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, providing housing, jobs, counseling and support to veterans.  It is an inspiring program being modeled by other veterans organizations  around the country.  Plus, a conversation with Bruce Platzman, CEO of AIS Office Furniture, a company that marshaled its resources and staff to offer needed help during the Corona Virus pandemic.  Along with corporate partners and hundreds of nationwide volunteers, AIS  with their unstoppable mask making seamstress Rosie, are well on their way to producing 1 million masks!

Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


The Ruderman Family Foundation -152



Meet a married couple on a worthwhile mission.  Jay and Shira Ruderman head up The Ruderman Family Foundation that believes inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community.  Through their efforts they have contributed to improving the lives of people with disabilities, shining a light on Hollywood, the sports world, education and business  and offering constructive ways to treat all people with dignity, kindness and respect.  They epitomize  what philanthropy for  community is all about! Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Stephanie Raffelock -151



Meet Stephanie Raffelock, host of the podcast Coffee Table Wisdom that celebrates mid-life as a bold revolution that encourages creativity, activity and vibrancy.  She’s also here to talk about her wonderful new, “A Delightful Little Book on Aging,” a perfect companion for anyone  on the magical  journey of life. Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Bill Boggs -150



Bill Boggs practically wrote the book on interviewing the famous.  With a multi decade career in television including stints with all of the major networks, PBS, the Travel Channel and more. Plus Bill has written an off-Broadway play and other books including his new hilarious novel, “The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog: AS Told to Bill Boggs. We tell stories about some of his favorite interviews, working with Morton Downey, Jr., the art of the interview and more! Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Bob Coughlin MASS BIO -149



Meet Bob Coughlin, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.  Bob’s organization boasts over 1300 members in the highly diverse life sciences industry throughout the Bay State and beyond.  He offers an upbeat assessment of the work ongoing to get control of the Covid-19 virus, along with many other exciting developments in the field of life science, medicine, health care and technology.  Massachusetts is a major hub for ideas and results and on today’s podcast Bob brings us a powerful and hopeful message you will want to hear!  Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Bob Bronson -148



Meet radio pro Bob Bronson who has returned to host mornings in Boston at WROR 105.7.   Bob is a proud navy veteran and native New Englander, blessed with a glorious voice and engaging personality that has made him a success in the industry.  He scored high ratings  early on in Boston, had a successful run as a program director in the New Hampshire market, and for ten years was number one in New York City as morning host at  106.7 LITE-FM.  Join us as we talk about the changing radio business, lessons learned along the way and how excited Bob is to be returning home! Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.

 


Boston Casting -147



Casting is an integral part of any production. Meet the co-owners of Boston Casting, one of the nation’s top casting companies. Angela Peri and Lisa Lobel are seasoned pros and along with their team can do it all – feature films, independent films, TV series, commercials, voice-overs and more. For a full and impressive list of credits visit their site BostonCasting.com.
On this episode, we explore the state of the entertainment industry and how it’s been affected by Covid-19, what a casting director looks for in talent and  how you can train with top flight instructors to hone your skills as a performer.  We might  even share a bit of inside info about some of your your favorite stars! Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Brad Meltzer Returns (Again!) -146



Making his third visit to the podcast, great friend Brad Meltzer presents his latest historic thriller, “The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President – and Why It Failed.”  Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. You’re about to learn more about the conspiracy to kill him before his first inauguration and how history as we know would have changed had it not been for courageous investigators such as Alan Pinkerton and America’s first female private eye. Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch offer up a true story that will fascinate you. Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 16 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Hollywood: Her Story -145



Hooray for Hollywood!  More specifically Hooray for the women who made extraordinary contributions to American cinema for over 100 years.  It’s all documented in a beautiful book of photos and essays from the silent era to todayccalled “Hollywood: Her Story, an Illustrated History of Women and the Movies.” Authors Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges unveil rarely told stories about pioneering women writers, producers, directors and actresses.  A treat for film fans. Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 14 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.


Ben Pleat Live Cobu -144



Entrepreneurs such as today’s guest Ben Pleat, founder and CEO of Live Cobu (Cobu standing for ‘community building) is all about bringing people in large apartment and condo complexes together.  Now, more than ever, the need is great to build connection. With the free Cobu app residents can easily engage with one another through chats, interest groups, social gatherings and they can discover local businesses.  The need is great and technology is offering solutions! Jordan Rich is Boston’s busiest podcaster, appearing on over 400 podcast episodes and currently hosting 14 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com.