#0549: Tasia Valenza; Dr. John Huber; & Cynthia Barnett

Featuring voice actress Tasia Valenza; Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr John Huber; & Cynthia Barnett, author of I’m Not Done Yet: …And You Shouldn’t Be Either


Voice actress, Tasia Valenza discusses her TedXTalk called Give Great Voice, where she shares how your superpowers grow when you focus on the tone and intent of your voice.

Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Dr John Huber, is back to talk about self deprecating humour.

Cynthia Barnett, author of I’m Not Done Yet: …And You Shouldn’t Be Either, discusses how to get free cruises, by giving lectures on board.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Rick Conti, a retired firefighter and a childhood friend of mine. 

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#0548: Stan Goldman & Miranda Oh


Stan Goldman, author of Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother, talks about how his Mother avoided death, not once, but twice, while in Nazi death camps.

Miranda Oh, author of the romantic chick-lit series, Just Breathe: Chin Up, Tits Out Book 3

This week’s opening slate is presented by Mike Cohen, columnist for the Montreal Suburban, City Councillor for Cote St. Luc, and he does PR for the English Montreal School Board.

 

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#0547: Jacqueline Newman; Andrew Umbrich; & Ernie Smith


Lawyer Jacqueline Newman is the author of The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness. In this modern age, you need to be careful as to how you email or text your impending ex.

Andrew Umbrich, the manager of the Takhini Hot Pools in Whitehorse in the Yukon on their annual International Hair Freezing Contest.

Ernie Smith, founder of Tedium, on the inventor of scratch lottery tickets.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Robbie Rist, actor/musician/producer and one of the hosts of The Spoon, one of the best podcasts on the planet.

 

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#0546: David Alan Arnold; Walt Noon; & Dr. Gayani DeSilva

Featuring airborne cinematographer, David Alan Arnold, author of What Lies Above The Clouds: A True Crime Story; flea circus owner, Walt Noon; & Dr. Gayani DeSilva, author of A Psychiatrist’s Guide: Stop Teen Addiction Before It Starts


Airborne cinematographer, David Alan Arnold, who spends a lot of time shooting film and video from helicopters, and is the author of What Lies Above The Clouds: A True Crime Story, talks about the crash that took Kobe Bryant’s life.

Magician Walt Noon who also operates a flea circus.

Dr. Gayani DeSilva, author of A Psychiatrist’s Guide: Stop Teen Addiction Before It Starts, discusses teen addiction.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Bob Dorigo Jones, President of The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch.

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#0545: Steven Taibbi; Dr. Paul Wand; & Andrew Fazekas


Steven Taibbi is back on the show. He’s the double heart transplant recipient and the author of Grateful Guilt: Living in the Shadow of My Heart. Since we last spoke he has met the family of his donor heart.

Dr. Paul Wand, author of The Concussion Cure: 3 Proven Methods to Heal Your Brain talks about concussions in sports.

Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, talks about the SpaceX Abort Test and also the naming of the Mars Rover by kids.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Duke Eatmon, a music columnist at the CBC and author of Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.

 

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#0544: John S. Couch; Dale Patterson: & Peter Franklin


John S. Couch, author of The Art of Creative Rebellion: How To Champion Creativity, Change Culture And Save Your Soul.

Dale Patterson, author of the trivia book Close But No Cigar: Runner-ups, Nearly-Weres and Also-Rans.

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 Ted Bird, morning man at The Jewel FM.

 

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#0543: Jerry Herman; Sara Kinninmont; & Geert Weggen

Featuring legendary Broadway composer, Jerry Herman; Sara Kinninmont, author of The Bucket/F*ck it List: 3,669 Things to Do. Or Not. Whatever; & squirrel photographer, Geert Weggen


We remember Broadway legend Jerry Herman who composed many smash hits, such as Hello Dolly, Mame and La Cage aux Folles, just to name a few.  He passed away on Boxing Day at the age of 88.

Sara Kinninmont, author of The Bucket/F*ck it List: 3,669 Things to Do. Or Not. Whatever.

Geert Weggen, who spends his time in Sweden humorously photographing squirrels, from which he has published several books and many calendars.  Check out his YouTube page and smile!

This week’s opening slate is presented by Chris Mackerell, who operates World FM in New Zealand.

 

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#0542: Jack Goldsmith; Gregory Meade; & Andrew Fazekas


Jack Goldsmith, the author of In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, a book aimed at clearing his stepfather’s involvement in Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance.

Gregory Meade, the CEO of Crossnet, a combination of volleyball and foursquare.

Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, talks about the impending explosion of Betelgeuse.

This week’s opening slate is presented by my niece, Yvette Samuel.

 

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#0541: The Year-end “Best Of The Stuph File Program” Show

Featuring some of the great guests of 2019 in this “Best-Of” year ender Stuph File Program


Demond Wilson best known as Lamont on Sanford & Son talks about his life and career. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0490)

Marty Vargas, author of A Place for You by Marty Vargas: How I Found My Homeless Mom and How it Changed My Life, shares the story of the search for his homeless birth mother, who was on the streets for over 20 years. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0494)

Astronaut Terry Virts, author of View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra with bonus interview content with Terry Virts). (First heard on Stuph File Program #0495)

Claus Böbel is a fourth generation butcher in Germany who just opened theBöbel Bratwurst Bed & Breakfast, an all bratwurst themed hotel. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0497)

We remember Broadway legend Carol Channing, who passed away last week at the age of 97 with part of an interview we did back in 2002.  She was also the author of Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra with bonus interview content with Carol Channing). (First heard on Stuph File Program #0492)

We remember actor Kristoff St. John, from The Young & The Restless, who passed away at the young age of 52 with part of an interview we did back in 2004. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra with bonus interview content with Kristoff St. John). (First heard on Stuph File Program #0495)

We remember soap star Jed Allan, who passed away at the age of 84.  He starred in many daytime soaps, including Days Of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Love Of Life, Secret Storm and more.  Plus he was Ian Ziering’s TV Dad on Beverly Hills, 90210.  He also wrote a memoir called Please, Spell the Name Right. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra with bonus interview content with Jed Allan). (First heard on Stuph File Program #0500)

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 as she talks about her cancer from Stuph File Program #0345). (First heard on Stuph File Program #528)

We remember the effervescent comedy genius that was Rip Taylor, who died at the age of 88, with a conversation from 2004. (First heard on Stuph File Program #530)

Joe Nicchi, who owns two ice cream trucks in L.A. He doesn’t take too kindly to “influencers” trying to get stuff from him for free. That’s why he put up a sign saying they had to pay double. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0518)

Colin McIntosh is the founder of a sustainable bed linen company, whose products are made from eucalyptus, called Sheets & Giggles. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0525)

Legendary journalist, Ivor Davis, author of Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder, who on that day back in 1969, was at the Tate LA Bianca murder scene before noon, surrounded by the Los Angeles and foreign press. He followed the case intently and interviewed Manson Family members, and ex-members, gathering an intricate picture of the cult and its charismatic leader, Charles Manson. (First heard on Stuph File Program #0521)

This week’s opening slate is presented by Thom Bowers, voice artist, musician & podcaster. You can hear him as one of the participants each week on The Spoon and he also is the producer and host of Superenthusiast Radio.

 

 

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