Category Archives: Episodes

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Meet a Boston character who defines the character of Boston.  He’s Mark Duffield, former  commercial fisherman, broadcaster and store owner in the world famous neighborhood of  Beacon Hill.   Mark has written a new, beautifully illustrated book that will kindle wistful thoughts of serendipity.     The book is entitled “As I Recall: Wings of Remembrance, “  and it’s penned  by a true gentleman, the unofficial Mayor Duffield of Boston!


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Valerie June is a talented Grammy nominated musician from Tennessee who can do it all.  She’s a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose sound encompasses a mix of blues, soul, country, gospel and more.  She has published a delightful children’s book entitled, “Somebody to Love,” and is intent on using her artistry to make the world a better place.   Infectious energy and a positive spirit define this talented rising star!


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Poet and novelist Dianne C. Braley joins us to talk about her terrific book, “The Silence in the Sound.”  Dianne has written a poignant coming of age story that should greatly impact any reader.  Because sometimes escaping the past isn’t as easy as it seems.    Meet this scrappy  New England author who is also a registered nurse and full-time mom.    Dianne’s life experiences make for terrific read in her debut novel.


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Jeffrey Deaver is one of the world’s most popular novelists with a line of winning thrillers led by  his Lincoln Rhyme Series.
The New York Times bestselling master of suspense is back with a riveting thriller entitled “Hunting Time,” with reward seeker Colter Shaw plunging into the woods and racing the clock in a case where nothing is quite what it seems.   We will talk about his love of the craft, creating tantalizing villains and Jeffrey’s fascinating  turn at writing a James Bond novel.  Jeffrey Deaver is a “00” for sure  with a license to write!


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In another of our live audience podcast tapings from the Millennium Tower in Boston, we welcome T.J. Winick, author of the new book, “Reputation Capital: How to Navigate Crises and Protect Your Greatest Asset.”  T.J. is a long time colleague from his days as a TV reporter in Boston and the ABC Network.  Currently he leads the crisis practice at Issues management Group, an award-winning  strategic communications firm.   There is no one better at this critical job than T.J. and you’re about to learn why!


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Joining me for a live taping at the Millennium Tower in downtown Boston is the lovely Lisa Lewtan, author of “Busy, Stressed and Food Obsessed.”  Lisa is a health and life  coach  with  a common sense approach to  recovering life balance and feeling empowered.   Listen in for tips on how you can  look and perform better, improving your physical, mental and spiritual states of being.  Lisa’s delightful sense of humor and nurturing manor  is guaranteed to inspire and make you smile!


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He’s a real radio guy, a Hall- of- Famer who sailed to the top of the ratings for decades in Southern California, forging a lasting broadcast legacy with his talented partner.  We talk shop and more with Mark Thompson, who has penned a terrific memoir about his life and times in and out of radio.   It’s entitled, “ Don’t Bump the Record, Kid: My Adventures with Mark and Brian.”   Enjoy a ride-along with this radio veteran and yours truly who has a few war stories to share as well!


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Meet Cat Burkey, a creative apparel designer who is giving back in a unique and inspiring way.   She has been a key catalyst  in a project called “Double Take,” a first-of-its-kind fashion show, with start-to-finish SMA ( spinal muscular atrophy) community involvement, that aims to increase disability visibility, break down stereotypes and champion adaptive fashion.     You’re about to hear how this incredible event took shape in the hope of launching  a better future, where all are valued and  no one is ignored.


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John Koblin is a journalist who covers media for the New York Times.  He is also the co-author of a fascinating new book on the  story of HBO entitled, “It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO.”   Join us as we do a deep dive into the origins of Home Box Office and the state of television as a result.


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She’s rock and roll royalty! Enjoy a conversation with legendary musician and composer Robin Lane.  Robin is the subject of a new documentary entitled “When Things Go Wrong” and is famous for multiple hits with her group Robin Lane and the Chart Busters.  She just cut a new album and has a non-profit organization that actively helps women and others suffering from trauma.