#0382: Mafia historian, Daniel Simone; singer Carolyn Fe: & Book Banter’s Stuart Nulman

Featuring Mafia historian Daniel Simone, co-author of The Lufthansa Heist; singer Carolyn Fe, host of Unsung and On The Side; and Stuart Nulman with Book Banter.

Daniel Simone is the co-author of The Lufthansa Heist: Behind The Six Million Dollar Cash Haul That Shook The World. He co-wrote it with Henry Hill. Daniel is known as the Mafia Historian.

Montreal musical talent, Carolyn Fe, also is the host of a syndicated online radio show. It’s called Unsung and On The Side. It’s two hours of blues and jazz music from around the world and it also features indie music from around the world.

Stuart Nulman is in with another edition of Book Banter.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Dan Miles, host of Friends of Dan music podcast and also Every Friday with Dan & Olivia, a podcast he does with actress Olivia d’Abo.

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#0381: Neil Gibson, founder of T Pub Comics; Robb Lucy on creating a legacy: & Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby

Featuring Neil Gibson, founder & editor-in-chief of T Pub Comics; Robb Lucy, author of Legacies Aren’t Just For Dead People; and Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby.

Neil Gibson, founder and editor-in-chief of T Pub, the British comic book publisher. They are the driving force behind such titles as Twisted Dark, Tabatha, Tortured Life and The World of Chub Chub, just to name a few. They have embarked on a new contest, looking for budding filmmakers. You should also check out their excellent thriller short film on YouTube entitled So Easy.

This holiday season, as families gather around, instead of making small talk, or arguing over politics, how about using the time to share family stories? That’s the suggestion of Robb Lucy, author of Legacies Aren’t Just for Dead People.

Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, is in New York to share a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Andrew Fazekas, the Night Sky Guy and author of Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages.

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#0380: Actor Donny Most; author Herbie J. Pilato; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter

Featuring actor/singer/director Donny Most; Herbie J. Pilato, author of Dashing, Daring & Debonair; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter.

Actor/director/singer Don Most, best known for his starring role on Happy Days, has been singing up a storm of late. He talks about his musical side, plus we hear a track from his new Christmas CD, Swinging Down The Chimney Tonight.

Herbie J. Pilato is the author of a book that looks at the male television stars of an era gone by. It’s entitled Dashing, Daring & Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.

Stuart Nulman is in with another edition of Book Banter.  This week’s reviewed book is In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written by Carol Burnett, (Crown Archetype, $37).

This week’s opening slate is presented by Allan Liebman, a hospice registered nurse at Halifax Health Hospice in Daytona, Florida.

 

 

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#0379: Professor Bill Bogart talks drugs; travel writer Rick Antonson, author of “Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark; & stunt woman Lisa Loving Dalton

Featuring Professor Bill Bogart, author of Off The Street: Legalizing Drugs, on the failure of the war against drugs; Travel writer Rick Antonson, author of Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark: An Odyssey To Mount Ararat And Beyond; and stunt woman Lisa Loving Dalton, author of Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales.

Professor Bill Bogart, an international expert on reducing the harm of risky behaviour, is back on to talk about the failure of the war on drugs. He’s the author of Off The Street: Legalizing Drugs.

Travel writer Rick Antonson is the author of several books, including the travel memoirs, Route 66 Still Kicks, and To Timbuktu for a Haircut. His latest book is Full Moon over Noah’s Ark: An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond.

Lisa Loving Dalton spent years working with or stunt doubling for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. She’s worked with Meryl Street, Katherine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Darryl Hannah, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford just to name a few. Lisa shares her story in her new book Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales.

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

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#0378: Blythe Ward on Step-Parenting; Dr. Frieda Birnbaum on Facebook friends & Vince Fernandez, author of “Little Sister”

Featuring Blythe Wardauthor of Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily; psychologist Dr. Frieda Birnbaum on whether Facebook friends are real friends; & Vince Fernandez, author of the thriller novel, Little Sister

Blythe Ward is the author of Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily, a book that delves into the challenges that stepfamilies face with managing an “instant family.”

Are Facebook friends really your friends? That’s the question we put to Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, a research psychologist and psychoanalyst.

Vince Fernandez has been in the financial field for more than 20 years. But he’s ventured onto the literary side to write a novel called Little Sister, a thriller that takes you into the possible world of remote control murder.

This week’s opening slate is presented by reviewer Stuart Nulman from Book Banter.  You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

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#0377: Military historian David O’Keefe; West Indian WWII vets in Canada; photographer Glenn Nielsen

Featuring military historian, David O’Keefe, one of the producers of the feature length docudrama, Black Watch Snipers; Canadian Forces veterans of West Indian descent; & photographer Glenn Nielsen

Military historian, David O’Keefe, a producer of the feature length docudrama, Black Watch Snipers, chronicling the Canadian sharp shooters of The Black Watch during World War II. The docudrama will first air on Remembrance Day, November 11th, on History Canada. (See the trailer on YouTube).

From an interview done in 2002 on the television show Soul Call, a chat with several members of the Canadian Forces who were of West Indian backgrounds. Four vets, Owen Rowe, Vince Cadogan, Bert Wharton and Leo Riveira. This is the audio from part of their appearance on the show. You can watch even more of the segment by going to my YouTube page.

Photographic expert, Glenn Nielsen, author of Photo Bomb: Take Your Family Photos From Ordinary to Outstanding, on the battle between smart phone cameras vs DSLR’s.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Michael Armstrong, reporter for Global National.

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#0375: Robert S.Bader on The Marx Brothers; & IT specialist Nick Paras on computer hacking

Featuring Robert S. Bader, author of Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage; IT specialist Nick Paras, president & founder of Alpha Computing Solutions, on preventing computer hacking; and Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter

Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comedic skills on stage over a period of a quarter of a century. Robert S. Bader chronicles that era with his book Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage.

By the year 2020 billions of devices will be connected to the internet. With all this technology, consumers are exposed to an increased risk of falling victim to criminal activity such as being hacked. We get some security tips from information technology expert, Nick Paras, president and founder of Alpha Computing Solutions.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter.  This week’s reviewed book is Cross Kill written by James Patterson, (Little, Brown, $5.99).

This week’s opening slate is presented by former broadcaster turned high school teacher, Kevin Holden.

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#0374: Ritch Shydner, Tom Scarda & The Gabby Cabby

Featuring comic Ritch Shydner, author of Kicking Through The Ashes; franchise expert,Tom Scarda on the one-year anniversary of McDonald’s all day breakfast; and Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, shares a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge

The 1980’s saw an explosion of stand-up comedy and Ritch Shydner was at ground zero, with other young comics such as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and Tim Allen.  Now he has written a book sharing his experiences during those wild times called Kicking Through The Ashes.

Last week was the one year anniversary of the very successful McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast menu in the United States. Franchise expert, Tom Scarda, shares some of the reasons for their success. He’s the author of Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top Performing Franchises.

Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, is in New York to share a slice of the Big Apple from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.

This week’s opening slate is presented by voice over artist, broadcaster and former co-worker, Rob Wreford

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#0373: Linda S. Godfrey, Yolanda M. Tucker & Stuart Nulman

Featuring Linda S. Godfrey, author of Monsters Among Us talking about the strange creatures of legend that may lurk around us; Yolanda M. Tucker, author of Blessed Beyond Belief on the secrets to unlocking a woman’s mind; and Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter

Linda S. Godfrey is an author and investigator who has written 17 books on strange creatures. Her latest book is Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena.

To many men, the inner workings of a woman’s mind are a complete mystery. Is it a mystery that should be unlocked? Yolanda M. Tucker is a lifestyle strategist and empowerment expert and the author of Blessed Beyond Belief and also Lessons Learned: My Reflection.

Stuart Nulman is in with another edition of Book Banter.  This week’s reviewed book is This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall written by John Semley, (ECW Press, $19.95).

This week’s opening slate is presented by Carolyn Fe, singer/songwriter for the Carolyn Fe Blues Collective. She has three award winning CD’s and also hosts an online blues radio show.

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#0372: Actress Mekia Cox; legal pot seller, Mike Babins & author/comic Jeffrey Gurian

Featuring actress Mekia Cox from two hit TV series, ABC’s Secrets & Lies and NBC’s Chicago Med; Mike Babins owner of Vancouver’s Evergreen Cannabis Society; and Jeffrey Gurian, author of Man Robs Bank With His Chin & Laughing Legends

Actress Mekia Cox is very busy. She has featured roles in not one, but two hit television series this season. She’s a lead actress in the second season of Secrets & Lies on ABC and she also has a recurring role on the NBC drama, Chicago Med.

Mike Babins and his wife live in British Columbia where they run a non-profit compassion club called Evergreen Cannabis Society.

Jeffrey Gurian is the author of two new books, Man Robs Bank with His Chin: And Other Stories Missed by the Mainstream Media and Laughing Legends: How The Comic Strip Club Changed The Face of Comedy. You can also follow him on his YouTube channel.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Chris Jackson, co-host of The Spoon. He also a musician/singer/songwriter who fronts the band Nice Guy Eddie

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