Category Archives: Episodes

Jimmy Tingle -416

Good friend Jimmy Tingle is a popular standup comic, actor, writer, producer and political satirist.  From his work in comedy clubs to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to 60 Minutes 2, Jimmy has been a consistent presence on the national scene, bringing laughter and joy to millions.    He has the rare distinction of winning Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” awards in two different categories-as a performer in the “stand-up comedy” category and the venue he founded and served as artistic director- producer Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY, was named “best alternative theater” in 2007.  He also founded a successful social enterprise entitled Humor for Humanity.  As he says,  “Our mission is to use comedy, commentary and conversation through social media, radio, television and live events to raise spirits, funds and awareness for non-profits, charities and social causes. Our Mission is Their Mission”

Leah Rososvky -415

Meet  Leah Rososvky, Director of the Boston Athenaeum, one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished independent libraries, with a circulating collection of over half a million books, from works published in the 1800s to the latest best sellers. Special collections include active research holdings of 100,000 rare books, maps and manuscripts, and 100,000 works of art, from paintings and sculpture to prints and photographs.  The Boston Athenaeum isa national treasure –  a unique combination of library, museum, and cultural center in a magnificent landmark building.

Parker Jamison -414

Meet the author of “Rage of the Jinn,” an incredible heart-pounding thriller that sweeps up  readers, taking us to dangerous hotspots where strong and dark mythical forces threaten all of humanity.  Luckily there is an elite team of CIA agents out to save us.  If it sounds exciting it certainly is.  All thanks to the imaginative author Ox Devere, a pseudonym for the novel’s writing duo including my podcast  guest Parker Jamison.

Maestro Benjamin Zander -413

Benjamin Zander has been a groundbreaking leader in the classical music field for decades.  Founder of the Boston Philharmonic and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Maestro Zander has an undying love and respect for classical music, having performed and recorded all over the world. We will be highlighting upcoming Boston Symphony Hall shows in our conversation today along with his adoration for Gustav Mahler and the impact of classical music on the soul, truly inspiring!

Optical Heritage Museum -412 

The Optical Heritage Museum in Southbridge, Massachusetts has thousands of fascinating items within their collections and displays including microscopes, Lensometers, and of courses glasses from every era.  It features incredible science that has benefited our lives as well as a look at eyewear fashion trends over the last couple of centuries.  Join us as we take you on a tour with Debbie Schiro from the Museum!

Kedar Gupta -411

Meet Dr. Kedar Gupta and his wife Renu, immigrants originally from India who are a true American success story.  Dr. Gupta is the author of “Carving My Destiny: Lessons From My Entrepreneurial Ventures.”  Kedar  shares  valuable business and life  lessons he’s learned while  developing many successful companies.  He and his colleagues are credited with playing a major role in sparking the solar energy revolution.

Dr. Letise Lafeir -410

We welcome Dr. Letise Lafeir, The New England Aquarium’s first Chief Conservation and Stewardship Officer.  An expert on ocean issues and ocean policy with aquarium experience, Dr. LaFeir comes to the Aquarium from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she served as Senior Advisor. Join us for a discussion about sea life and the need to safeguard a most precious resource -our oceans. Learn about the vital ongoing conservation work by the dedicated team at the New England Aquarium!

Jason Loeb -409

The Escape Room phenomenon is sweeping the country.   And it is certainly popular here in our stomping grounds Boston. Today we feature Jason Loeb, one of the founders of Trapology Boston.   The concept of solving puzzles to “escape” from any number of clever and entertaining scenarios brings people together for device-free entertainment, giving groups of friends an immersive, interactive, and FUN activity to do together!

Bruce Richardson -408

On this episode meet The Tea Maestro, Bruce Richardson,  Founder of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas of Kentucky.  Bruce is a contributing editor to TEATIME Magazine, has written several books on the subject of tea and serves as the Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.  He is undoubtedly one of the top authorities when it comes to tea.  Bruce and I  have brewed up quite an interesting conversation for you  about the world’s most popular beverage.  Now, did you want one lump or two?

Aviva Sapers -407

Happy New Year to all!  One of the smartest resolutions we  can all  make this time of year is to stop procrastinating.  Today’s guest has fine advice as to  how we can take command of our financial wellness and plan effectively for retirement.  Financial advisor Aviva Sapers, along with co-author Andrew MacDougall, has written, “Someday Is Not a Day of the Week: Unlock Your Financial Potential Today.”  Aviva explains in easy to understand language how to develop financial confidence and create a safer, more sustainable path to your future!