Bess Kargman

Bess Kargman

Season 3, Podcast 301: on Ballet competitions   Director / Producer / Editor  Bess Kargman has produced timely, socially and politically relevant stories for numerous media outlets including National Public Radio, The Washington Post and NBC Olympics. She holds degrees from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Amherst College. Long before entering the world of film and radio, Kargman trained [...]

May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Eric Lanlard

Eric Lanlard

Season 3: on Baking   Eric Lanlard, master patissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an impressive A-list clientele and a global fan base. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert [...]

May 22, 2012 at 10:37 am 1 comment

Sam Brower

Sam Brower

Season 3, Episode 4: raising the bar for… Child protection Private detective Sam Brower is the investigator who pushed forward the long and hard legal battles against the radical FLDS and Warren Jeffs as chronicled in his astonishing and haunting book, Prophet’s Prey. Raised in the Mormon Church (mainstream LDS), Sam lives in Cedar City, Utah. Visit his website at: www.prophetsprey.com. [...]

May 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm 1 comment

Ninive Calegari

Ninive Calegari

Season 3, Episode 5: Raising the bar for… Teachers Nínive Calegari is a veteran teacher with almost ten years’ experience in the classroom, including experience in both charter schools and large comprehensive high schools. She is the cofounder and former executive director of 826 Valencia, and most recently served as the CEO of 826 National, a literacy nonprofit that galvanizes [...]

May 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

Ann Bannon

Ann Bannon

  Season 3: Episode 2, Raising the bar for… Lesbian pulp fiction Favorite beverage: Old Vine Zinfandel Favorite bar: Tempest Lounge (Tacoma, WA)   Ann Bannon has been called “The Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction” for her landmark “Beebo Brinker Chronicles”, a series of five original paperback novels published by Gold Medal Books in the 1950s and 60s. The books [...]

May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am 0 comments

Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez

Season 3: Raising the bar for.. The Social Order Luis J. Rodriguez has emerged as one of the leading Chicano writers in the country with fifteen published books in memoir, fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, and poetry. Luis’ poetry has won a Poetry Center Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, and a Paterson Poetry Book Prize, among others. His [...]

May 1, 2012 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, Larry Miller has appeared in over a hundred film and television shows. He began his career with a memorable scene alongside Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the blockbuster film, Pretty Woman. He has since gone on to unforgettable roles in such films as The Princess Diaries, The Nutty Professor, Bee Movie and [...]

February 7, 2012 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

Favorite beverage: “a really chewy cab or a whisky sour” Favorite bar: Town Hall (San Francisco, CA)   Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for [...]

February 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

John Medina

John Medina

  Season 3, Episode 9: on the Human brain   Favorite beverage: A beer, Guinness, as long as it is poured correctly. Favorite bar: Bick’s Broadview Grill (Seattle, WA)   Dr.  John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: [...]

October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm 1 comment

Lorenzo Pisoni

Lorenzo Pisoni

Season 2: Life in the circus   Favorite beverage: Favorite bar: Seattle Repertory Theatre: Tuesday’s With Morrie, The Great Gatsby. Broadway: Equus(Broadhurst), Henry IV (Lincoln Center). Off Broadway: Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Public Theater/NYSF); Humor Abuse, Last Dance (Manhattan Theatre Club); Election Day(Second Stage), The Devil’s Disciple (Irish Repertory Theatre); Troilus and Cressida (Theatre for a New Audience). Selected Regional: The Injured Party (South [...]

October 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

Eric Protein Mosely

Eric Protein Mosely

  Season 1, Ep 12    Eric “Protein’ Moseley on Homelessness

August 26, 2011 at 7:25 am 0 comments

Trimpin

Trimpin

Season 2, Ep tba  Trimpin on Music appreciation   Watch Peter Esmonde’s lyrical documentary, Trimpin: The Sound of Invention    

August 17, 2011 at 7:55 am 0 comments

Wesley Strick

Wesley Strick

Season 2, Ep 28 Wesley Strick on Hollywood thrillers   Read Wesley’s Whirlybird

August 17, 2011 at 7:54 am 0 comments

Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart

Season 2, Ep : Amy Stewart: on Bugs   Visit Amy’s official website   Read Amy’s best-seller Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects

August 17, 2011 at 7:53 am 0 comments

Tracy Sarich

Tracy Sarich

Season 2, Ep 26 Tracy Sarich on Preventing child abuse   Tracy is the Executive Director of The Children’s Trust Foundation   Favorite beverage: Vodka Martini with olives, preferably Tito’s or Belvedere, please Favorite bar: Tracy has been a leader in the Puget Sound community for 15 years as an active participant in variety of Puget Sound nonprofit organizations. To [...]

August 17, 2011 at 7:53 am 0 comments

George Ratliff

George Ratliff

Season 2  George Ratliff on Agnosticism   Watch George’s ire and  brimstone documentary, Hell House

August 17, 2011 at 7:51 am 0 comments

Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff

Season 2, Ep 24 Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion Favorite beverage: a pinapple-jabejero pepper mohito Favorite bar: Rio Rita (East Austin, TX) Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.  She spent two years as a postdoctoral trainee with Susan Harter (a leading self-esteem researcher) at Denver University.  She is currently an Associate [...]

August 17, 2011 at 7:50 am 0 comments

Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede

              Season 2, Ep. Charles Mudede: on The Role of the Critic

August 17, 2011 at 7:48 am 0 comments

Steve Martini

Steve Martini

Season 2, Ep 22 Steve Martini on Legal thrillers   Steve Martini’s official website

August 17, 2011 at 7:45 am 0 comments

Miranda July

Miranda July

Season 2, Ep 21 Miranda July on Connectivity Miranda July website

August 17, 2011 at 7:44 am 0 comments

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Season 2, Ep 20 Chris Jordan on Conscious consumerism ChrisJordan.com

August 17, 2011 at 7:42 am 2 comments

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh

Season 2, Ep 19 Andrew Haigh on The romantic interlude Andrew Haigh website

August 17, 2011 at 7:41 am 0 comments

Lori Gruen

Lori Gruen

Season 2, Ep 18 Lori Gruen on Animal ethics Favorite beverage: “I’m a tequilla drinker — I prefer anejo neat.” Favorite bar: Pine Box Rock Shop (Brooklyn, NY) Lori Gruen has been involved in animal issues as a writer, teacher, and activist for over 25 years. Her relationships with scholars thinking about animals, activists working to protect animals, and, perhaps [...]

August 17, 2011 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney

Season 2, Ep 17 Alex Gibney on Ken Kesey

August 17, 2011 at 7:39 am 0 comments

Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine

Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine

Season 2, Ep 16  Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine on Venture capital

August 17, 2011 at 7:37 am 0 comments