My friend Craig returns to talk about his cooking show, baseball, comedy, politics, west coast life and all sorts of shenannigans
After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the weight of 380 lbs in September of 2016. Craig Mitchell has lost 100 lbs (and counting) and has completely controlled his type 2 diabetes with diet alone since February 2017. A Stand Up comic and amateur cook, Craig had a twice monthly cooking show where he shares recipes and tricks of health eating done simply and deliciously!
From Music To Wine – John Taylor – Pairs With: Life
John Taylor has been writing about wine since 2012, but his meanderings on life began way before that. Born and raised in San Diego, California, John moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to pursue dreams of screenwriting and filmmaking. He attended the University of Southern California, where he majored in Shattered Dreams and False Hopes, with a minor in Getting Gut Punched By Reality. After being handed a degree in Journalism in 1987 as a consolation prize, John dove into a career in music. Because getting gut-punched just isn’t painful enough.
By 1996, John and his band, The Uninvited, had produced four independent albums and became one of the most popular acts in the western United States. This lead to a deal on Atlantic Records, which released the band’s self-titled debut album in 1997. The band had two Top 100 hits, and toured nationally with Dave Matthews, Blues Traveller, Third Eye Blind and many other acts. Their music appeared in the TV shows Beverly Hills 90210 and Party of Five, and in the motion pictures The Commandments and North Beach. The band can also be heard in several HBO Documentaries, video games and on that annoying “One Hit Wonders of The 90’s” station your co-worker always plays on Spotify.
In 2001, John’s vast experience in shattered dreams was once again called into play as the band hung up their touring shoes for good. After a brief but horrifying career in real estate, John got wise and made a career out of his favorite hobby – wine – and has held various sales & marketing positions in Napa Valley since 2011. John’s writing career started in earnest at this point, with blogs, essays and short stories appearing in various publications. John is the author of three novels, including the aptly-titled Pairs With: Life, which will be released by Hurn Publications in September 2020.
Let ‘Em Play – Scott Marshutz – Paralympic Athletes Documentary
Scott Marshutz is the creative force behind Marshootz Productions, primarily engaged in producing documentary films. Recent shorts have tackled environmental subjects—a desalination project in Huntington Beach, CA, and endangered marine life on Mataking Island, Malaysia—and they are constantly on the lookout for stories that impact society and deserve closer examination.
Let ‘Em Play is a documentary that follows the journey of four para athletes who were given the opportunity to compete in track & field events after the state of California adopted rules for disabled high school athletes. Nearly four years after the inaugural para division debuted at the CIF State Championships, two of the athletes have advanced in international competition with one female sprinter Michelle Cross (cerebral palsy) being named to the Junior World Team and the Para Pan American Team in 2019. While their goal is be named to the U.S. Paralympic Team and compete in Tokyo in 2020, their journey is filled with peaks and valleys, including injuries, rule changes and questionable decisions made by top leadership that disrupted an entire training cycle and changed the selection process.
A Comedy History Lesson – Joey Gaynor – The Comedy Store Memories
The iconic Joey Gaynor joins me to share some of the history of stand up comedy, The famed Comedy Store, and the current state of the artform.
Joey Gaynor is a stand up comedian and actor from the great state of New Jersey, who began his stand up career in the mid ’70s and t he was doing television shows like ABC’s FRIDAYS the west coast answer to Saturday Night Live. It was there he cemented his friendship with one of his mentors, Andy Kaufman.
In 1983 Richard Pryor took joey under his wing having him as his opening act for countless sold out shows in Hollywood where Joey says, “I got the best damn tutoring you could ever have, Every night after the shows he would sit down with me and talk to me about what I was doing, and more importantly WHY and how I should try this or that. I feel so Blessed to have had a relationship like that with my idol.”
Over the years Joey has worked in film and television with the likes of Leslie Neilson, Paul Sorvino, Thora Birch and the late great Jonathan Winters. Joey also co-starred in what is now a cult classic “COMEDY’S DIRTIEST DOZEN” with , Tim Allen and the late great Bill Hicks.
He also was one of Robert Townsend’s “ORIGINAL PARTNERS IN CRIME” for HBO and guest starred on “HOUSE”, “E.R.” and in the movie “THE FIVE HEARTBEATS”. Joey was also one of the driving forces behind Troma Films Cult CLassic “FEROCIOUS FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS” which Blockbuster rated five stars and called it “Even funnier than “What’s up Tiger Lily”. After a much needed hiatus, Joey is back and rocking audiences once again.
Chris Burres from SES Research returns to check out my results testing MyViatalC, the powerful antioxidant supplement that he has developed.
Is C60 in olive oil an antioxidant? Is C60 in olive oil an anti-inflammatory? The answer to this question may also be the answer to why rats in the 2012 peer-reviewed publish Baati study lived 90% longer when given our product.
Kris Sumner from Soul Sisters Paranormal Investigators returns for a pre Halloween talk about ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. She brings a special guest, Miranda Young (aka: the Ghost Biker) .
Get you scary here.
Richard is a Communications professional with extensive experience across a wide variety of disciplines. From working with politicians to early stage startups, social media creation and live broadcast journalism.
We’ll discuss the current state of journalism, news coverage, and general view of the media, es well as the election, American and British politics.
Robert Andrew Wagner – The Little Wretches – Original Music & Storytelling
Robert Andrew Wagner of The Little Wretches will be here to discuss his latest collection and his longevity in the music world.
The Little Wretches was co-founded by brothers Robert Andrew and Charles John Wagner. Bob wrote original songs and adapted traditional folk songs, tried to sing and accompanied himself on guitar while Chuckie worked out counterpoint melodies on violin. Chuckie and Bob were joined by former members of No Shelter, Ed Heidel on bass guitar and John Creighton on flute, percussion and background vocals. Religious missionary Chris Bruckhoff was attracted to the group because a lot of the songs seemed to have spiritual content, and he apparently believed he could recruit the members of The Little Wretches into his church by infiltrating the band. Like John Creighton, Chris sang background vocals and played various percussion and wind instruments. Bob Goetz played electric guitar and did some singing. Deena Alansky took pictures, tried to book gigs, and pasted posters all over town. The original line-up of The Little Wretches debuted at The New Group Theater (founded by Martin Giles in the spirit of the legendary progressive theater company, The Group Theater) along with the godfathers of the Pittsburgh hard-core scene, The Five. The earliest version of The Little Wretches came to an end with the sudden death of John Creighton. John never considered himself an actual member of The Little Wretches (he was just helping out), but he was so much a part of the group’s sound and persona that his loss was devastating.
Fidel Beauhill is a Life and Relationships Coach, better known to his clients as The Modern Man Coach. His work revolves around guiding men (and some women) through difficult times in their lives – particularly divorce or midlife crisis – by helping them to understand and love themselves. The way in which he builds his clients up allows them to accept love from others in a much healthier way, and figure out the kind of relationship they want to be in.
Fidel’s debut book ‘Divorce: A Modern Man’s Guide’ is set for release November 2020. The book is about stepping into your masculine energy and taking the lead in your divorce, for the wellbeing of
The world has changed greatly over the course of our generation. Whilst we still don’t quite have gender equality, things have become a lot more equal.
Many modern workplaces and businesses don’t require the traditional male skill sets any more. They require communication skills and networking skills, ‘softer’ skills, if you like.
Women have been having conversations and supporting each other through the transition from homemaker to company director, full time mum to combat sports gym empire owner, but we, as men, don’t seem to have come together to figure out where we fit into this new landscape.
How do we balance our masculinity with being the caring considerate husband/partner/ father?
Some of us have figured it out on our own or with help from our parents, but I feel that what we really need is a community where we can have some important conversations in our own space.
This shouldn’t be antagonistic. This is not about us v them. Happy, confident men and boys equals happy confident women and girls. Win win – on so many levels.
Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America’s smartest comics. Whether it’s a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli shows you that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he’s experienced Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.