#0535: Chris Barbour; Anne Andrew; & Ernie Smith

Featuring TV writer/producer Chris Barbour; Dr. Anne Andrew, author of What They Don’t Teach in Prenatal Class: The Key to Raising Trouble-Free Kids & Teens; & Ernie Smith, founder of Tedium

Chris Barbour a television writer and producer who has worked on such shows at CBSCriminal Minds & CSI to name a few.

Dr. Anne Andrew, author of What They Don’t Teach in Prenatal Class: The Key to Raising Trouble-Free Kids & Teens, talks about the idea of a happy childhood is a reality or a myth.

Ernie Smith, founder of Tedium, on the idea of fax machines being used by newspapers to deliver their product.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Mike Babins, the co-owner of Evergreen Cannabis Society in Vancouver, BC.

 

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#0534: Kingsley Guy; William Lee Martin; & Peter Franklin

Kingsley Guy, author of Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds.

Standup comic William Lee Martin, who has two new specials coming out.

Peter Franklin the Gabby Cabby, shares a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Teagen Schmalhaus, a young entrepreneur who operated Vanderlust a Whistler, BC based used vehicle dealership creating custom van conversions for your dreams of road tripping Canada and the United States. He’s currently back at school for his last at Concordia University finishing his bachelors in Management. And he’s the nephew of my best friend of over 40 years, Detlev Schmalhaus.

 

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#0533: Andrew Fazekas; Renae Baker; & Pete Trabucco

Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, talks about the US Air Force’s mystery unpiloted shuttle that just made history with the longest, continuous flight without landing of 780 days in orbit.

Renae Baker, author of Defeating Scrooge: How to Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year, on keeping the holiday spirit year round.  You can also find out more information at I Smile In New York.

Theme park expert, Pete Trabucco, author of A Personal Guide to the Best Thrill Rides and Amusement/Water Parks, talks about the largest indoor theme park and mall in North America, which is about to open in New Jersey.

This week’s opening slate is presented by PR specialist, Tony Cutillo who runs Rize & React Media. He has helped to book many guests on this show over the years and as a sports expert, he’s also been a guest himself.

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#0532: Grace Randolph; Craig DiLouie; & Dr. Myke Merrill

Entertainment reporter, Grace Randolph of Beyond The Trailer, discusses several entertainment issues including the plethora of streaming services.

Craig DiLouie is the author of Our War, a dystopian look at a United States mired in another civil war that has sibling child soldiers fighting on both sides of the battle.

Myke Merrill, author of Why Do People Act That Way?: And What Can I Do About It? on why people enjoy being scared. 

This week’s opening slate is presented by Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster Steve Lanthier, who is currently working as a broadcast consultant. Steve has almost 50 years experience in the industry as a producer.

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#0531: Humphrey Hawksley; Dr. Jacob M. Appel; & Eli Brown

BBC foreign correspondent, Humphrey Hawksley, is the author of the political thriller novel called Man on Ice.

Dr. Jacob M. Appel is the author of Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned

Eli Brown is the Founder & CEO of the inspirational fashion brand, Shine The Light On, a clothing line that grew out of his own struggles with mental illness and addiction.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Mickey Mikkelson who runs the PR firm, Creative Edge

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#0530: Rip Taylor; Larry Alex Taunton; & John Paitakes

Featuring comic Rip Taylor; freelance columnist Larry Alex Taunton; & John Paitakes author of 50 Years Working in Criminal Justice

We remember the effervescent comedy genius that was Rip Taylor, who died at the age of 88, with a conversation from 2004.

Sports columnist Larry Alex Taunton says that New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, is overrated.  You can read his article in the American Spectator.

John Paitakes, author of 50 Years Working in Criminal Justice, talks about the college entrance exam scandal. 

This week’s opening slate is presented by nine of my nieces and nephews. There’s Khadijah, Jordan, Yvette, Damica, Stephanie, Meshach, Ayanna, Malik & Cheryl.

 

 

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#0529: John Barbour & Tosca Lee

Featuring John Barbour, the creator-producer, co-host and writer of NBC‘s Real People, and author of Your Mother’s Not a Virgin!; & Tosca Lee, author of A Single Light

John Barbour, the creator-producer, co-host and writer of the trend setting NBC hit of the late 70’s & early 80’s, Real People, has written his autobiography entitled Your Mother’s Not a Virgin!: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout who changed the Face of American TV!.  He has a YouTube video to promote his book that you can check out.

Tosca Lee, an award winning, best selling author of eleven novels has her latest novel out called A Single Light, the sequel to her critically acclaimed dystopian thriller, The Line Between.

This week’s opening slate is presented by broadcaster & voice over announcer, Richard Berle, owner of VoxBox Canada.

 

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#0528: Suzanne Whang; Jeff Abraham; & Alex De Vriendt

We remember host, actress and comic, Suzanne Whang, who passed away at the age of 56.  She was the host of HGTV‘s House Hunters, one of the stars of NBC‘s Las Vegas and an extremely funny standup comic. (You can also hear another previous interview with Suzanne from Stuph File Program #0345. Our chat starts at the 8:49 mark of the show).

Jeff Abraham is the co-author of The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage, which chronicles the myriad of times that performers have actually died on stage.

Alex De Vriendt is the owner of Bar De Dulle in Ghent, Belgium.  They have a unique way of making sure people don’t steal their expensive, decorative beer mugs.  Before you get your beer, you have to give up one of your shoes, which is then hoisted to the roof in a basket.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Sam Fisher, a Sommelier at Restaurant Le Filet in Montreal.

 

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#0527: Ruta Lee & Rahsaan Patterson

Featuring Hollywood legend Ruta Lee; & soul singer Rahsaan Patterson

Hollywood legend Ruta Lee shares stories of her illustrious career as she currently putting the finishing touches on her memoir which will be called Consider Your Ass Kissed.

Soul singer Rahsaan Patterson, whose new album is Heroes And Gods. He’s a former child star who was one of the cast members of the hit television series, Kids Incorporated

This week’s opening slate is presented by Jamie Gilcig who is a filmmaker and also the Editor & Publisher of the Cornwall Free News.

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#0526: Saul Austerlitz; Byron Browne: & Chloe Perrin

Featuring Saul Austerlitz, author of Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era; Byron Browne, the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer; & 11-year-old actress Chloe Perrin

Saul Austerlitz is the author of Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era, which looks back at the hit NBC show that was launched 25 years ago. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra featuring bonus interview content with Saul Austerlitz, talking about such issues as the show’s lack of diversity and how it handled gay characters).

Byron Browne, the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer, talks about some of the wacky laws in the US.

11-year-old actress Chloe Perrin, who has two horror films coming out, Mary, where she plays the title character and Itsy Bitsy

This week’s opening slate is presented by Patrick Pidgeon, the Director of Photography at CTV/Bell Media. He presently works on shows such as Etalk, The Marilyn Denis Show, and The Social.

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