Category Archives: Episodes

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.


Roger Sametz -143



Recovery from the Corona Virus pandemic will happen on many fronts – medical, educational, social and of course economic. How will profit and not-for-profit organizations retain customers and begin growing their businesses again? A lot of it will depend on successful branding. Today’s podcast guest is Roger Sametz, CEO and Founder of Sametz Blackstone Associates, a brand-focused strategy, content, design and web consultancy. We’ll explore why branding is more important than ever and how to reach audiences consistently and successfully with the right kind of branding. 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.


General Joseph L. Lengyel -142



We extend our great appreciation to all front-line responders during the unprecedented Covid-19 Pandemic. My guest represents one faction of these valiant responders.
On today’s podcast, an exclusive interview with General Joseph L. Lengyel, serving as the 28th Chief of the National Guard Bureau and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. The General shares news about the overall response of the Guard during the crisis, as well as the National Guard’s proud history protecting the Homeland. 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.


The Show Won’t Go On -141



“The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage.” is the first book of its kind, an exploration of a neglected though legitimate section of entertainment history — performers who died onstage. The book is a celebration of lives and careers in many genres of show business, both famous and obscure who have all have one thing in coming – they all died “doing what they loved.”  My guests are the authors comedy historian Jeff Abraham and writer, producer, director Burt Kearns. 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.


Loren Paul Decker -140



Meet Loren Paul Decker,  pastor of LifeHouse Church in Middleboro, Massachusetts.  Loren recently launched his own podcast called Soul Chaser.  That also happens to be the title of his inspiring new book “Soul Chaser: Devotions to Anchor the Soul.”  You’re going to hear two old pals, from different religious backgrounds, agree on many matters of the soul, the human condition and the eternal chase for meaning, one very much worth having. 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.


Marilyn Abrams Shear Madness -139



Get set to meet Marilyn Abrams, co-creator of one of the most prolific and hilarious theatrical experiences in modern history. “Shear Madness” is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary as one of the longest running shows ever.  Seen by over 12 million people, the show is as witty, creative, fun and surprising as ever. 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.


Mark Ramsey -138



Meet Mark Ramsey, media strategist, researcher, best-selling writer and the creator/ host of a series of movie podcasts including “Inside Psycho,” “Inside The Exorcist,” “Inside Jaws,” and “Inside Star Wars.” These high concept podcasts weave together great writing, fascinating untold stories about the moviemakers and some of the best sound design you’ll hear anywhere.   Enjoy our conversation about the movies, the story behind them and the crafting of captivating audio! 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.